As a top exhibition and convention destination in the Asia Pacific region, the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), offers cutting-edge facilities designed to host a variety of events. The facility is certified by the MICE Security Management System and meets all the security requirements that allow it to host international conventions and exhibitions. Since its opening in 1997, it has been the preferred venue to host promotional exhibitions and shows for Thailand’s core industries. Having won several regional awards in the exhibition industry, BITEC is well-placed to take advantage of the growing trend to hold international conventions in Asia. The MICE industry is widely recognized as a driver of economic growth, and as a way of strengthening local trade and facilitating the exchange of ideas.
Among the many attributes of the centre, is its 50,400 sq meters of column-free space on two floors comprising six halls and 19 meeting rooms all with 15-metre-high ceilings. The 19 rooms in the upper floors have been designed as spaces to suit a range of events such as conferences and seminars. The spaces come equipped with movable acoustic walls, flexible floor configurations, large open lift platforms, individual air conditioning, and fluorescent and spot lighting. A spacious foyer running the entire length of the floor provides space for hospitality lounges, internet cafés, visitor registration areas and space for other exhibition and convention-related activity. Luxurious VIP rooms and restaurants on the mezzanine floor, a business lounge and a business centre with visitor services, a press room, a prayer room, kid’s facilities and a series of conveniences for disabled visitors and conference participants are among BITEC’s many facilities and amenities. All event halls are equipped with catwalks and heavy load lifting capacity. Loading docks, drive-through doors, and truck and coach marshalling areas convenient to bring in and take out equipment and exhibits are also available. The building can effortlessly accommodate 20,000 delegates for conferences and 100,000 visitors a day for any event.
With one of the largest and most sophisticated kitchens in Thailand, BITEC is able to deliver quality food and beverages to a large number of guests. The most challenging event handled by the kitchen involved serving cocktails and dinner to 4,500 guests in one hour. Additionally, there is an onsite restaurant with open plan seating, a coffee shop and bistro, and the food market on the ground floor has affordable food and beverage options. Set in 68 acres BITEC, has plenty of space for outdoor exhibitions and indoor and outdoor parking for 4,700 vehicles. It is easily accessible by sky train, car and bus.
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