TCEB joins hand with QSNCC to Open Bike Parking Facility to Support Sustainable MICE Industry
 
Sep 14, 2013
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Bangkok – Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (Public Organisation) or TCEB in cooperation with Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) has set up the “QSNCC’s Bicycle Parking Initiative” to embrace the concept of sustainability management, aiming to take the leadership position in the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) industry in Asia.

Mrs Nichapa Yoswee, MICE Capabilities Department Director of TCEB, said, “We aim to drive our MICE industry towards the ‘Sustainability Thailand’ which is the environment-friendly approach. TCEB are now encouraging Thai MICE operators to further develop and obtain the sustainable event management standard ISO 20121. The standardisation will help enable our industry with competitive advantages by sustainability management. Today, environmental awareness has become a vital factor that influences the investment decision in a country.”

Thailand is the second in the world and the first in Asia to implement the international standard ISO 20121: Event Sustainability Management System, the widely approved practice which was deployed for the first time at the Olympics London 2012.

Under the Sustainability Thailand strategy, TCEB has set up the ‘Bicycle Parking Initiative’ to provide an alternative transportation to the MICE venue. This green option can be considered as one of the selling points for MICE buyers to choose Thailand as their business event destination. With the shared sustainability vision, TCEB and QSNCC are introducing the standard bike parking facility today, as a tangible result from collaborative efforts between the two organisations.

“QSNCC’s bicycle parking facility does not only facilitate the visitors but also strengthens our competitiveness by making a statement on Green Meetings. Bicycle is now gaining popularity everywhere. It is good for health and some of our visitors love cycling to the Center,” added Mrs Nichapa.

SOURCE / Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)