Exhibition World Issue 2 — 2019 - Page 7

Global Snapshot Thailand - Australian event buyers with upwards of 80 delegates are now eligible to apply for financial support from Thailand’s Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) following a policy change. TCEB has decided to provide financial support for site inspections for Australian meeting and incentive organisers, provided they have a minimum of 80 guests. TCEB representative Nicole Tingey, Director of Clockwise Consulting, describes the move as “a major gamechanger for buyers of outbound meetings”. w w w.exhibitionworld.co.uk Taiwan - TAITRA has declared its new ‘Gold Standard Green’ exhibition hall at the Nangang venue in Taipei open. Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-Wen, was present on 4 March to cut the ribbon. The 27th Taipei International Machine Tool Show, TIMTOS, was the first international tradeshow in the new facility, taking four exhibition halls, 4-9 March. TIMTOS hosted 1,230 exhibitors from 26 countries across 7,000 booths, creating a new record and becoming the world’s third largest machine tool tradeshow in 2019. South Korea - A new convention centre was unveiled in the city of Suwon, South Korea, on 29 March 2019. The Suwon Convention Center (SCC) is a seven-storey convention building and plaza, including two underground and five above ground floors, which house a total of 28 meeting rooms. The central space of the building is its first floor main exhibition hall with 7,800sqm. The venue is 10 minutes’ walk from Gwanggyo Central Station and an hour’s drive from Incheon International Airport. Issue 2 2019 7