Cooperation Thailand Convention Bureau (TCEB) and Osaka

Recently, the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau (OCTB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). This agreement, encompassing the MICE industry, aims to increase the cooperation between Osaka and Thailand in attracting and promoting business events, but also developing talent within the industry and fostering exchange.

The signing of the Memorandum signified Osaka and Thailand’s mutual cooperation in strengthening the industry as well as in achieving each others’ goals.

The cooperation between the OCTB and the TCEB will involve the exchanging of delegations in order to share information and experience in the field of MICE and business events, and will foster mutual support and strengthened collaboration in promoting and attracting all kinds of business events.

In signing the MOU, both parties strengthen their cooperation with the following four measures:

  1. 1)  Encouraging the MICE events of both parties to establish business connections with each other, as well as encouraging participation in trade shows, meetings, incentive tours, conventions, and

    exhibitions organized by one or both parties, e.g., JATA, IT&CM Asia, etc.

  2. 2)  Exchanging information related to the business events market and product development,

    including market research and development.

  3. 3)  Co-organizing opportunities for foreign agencies and media to introduce the respective business

    events potential of Osaka and Bangkok

  4. 4)  Co-organizing meetings to promote cooperation between the MICE destinations of both


Also mentioned in the MOU is the strengthening of cooperation to develop MICE industry training and to foster talent, and includes the following items:

  •   the exchange of experts, instructors, and students from both parties’ respective MICE training


  •   the exchange of information on MICE training courses, curricula, and programs
  •   support for each other’s MICE training institutions
  •   providing special privileges for participating in seminars and training sessions organized by

each bureau

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This article is written by

Tijn Kramer