Asia Convention Alliance confirms details for inaugural forum

The Asia Convention Alliance (ACA) is calling for business events players to join industry peers at the inaugural ACA Association Forum 2023 on November 11, 2023.

Slated to be held in the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC), Bangkok, Thailand, the forum expects to welcome approximately 100 delegates from the region’s 20 established associations, as well as international delegates from around the globe.

Leading members of the Asia Convention Alliance at the 9th Asia Convention Alliance Meeting

In the first installation, delegates can expect key takeaways on issues including Sustainability; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion or DEI and Environmental, Social and Governance, or ESG practices, which all point to being aligned and working towards reaching the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Several speakers have been determined and will be announced by Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).

#ACAAF1 is anticipated to configure the foundation of this forum through its first hosting country and further provide exposure to other ACA members in particular, to the association clientele.

This was announced during a Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB)-chaired ACA Press Conference in IMEX Frankfurt 2023.

Noor Azlan Abu Bakar, director – convention & exhibition of MyCEB, expressed: “In the past, ACA members as individual entities have had great working relationships among each other, but the recent unprecedented industry and global challenges have further propelled us to come together and overcome difficulties as a team. ACA is a true alliance which reflects the integrity of members convening to cohesively cooperate to benefit not just member countries, but the region itself. This is what we want to achieve through the ACA Forum as it is created and spearheaded by a band of the industry’s authorities.”

Nooch Homrossukhon, TCEB’s director of conventions, added: “Each destination will bring their associations from their destination to Bangkok in conjunction with 62nd ICCA Congress Bangkok. The forum will address how the association advances in the region and how convention bureaus like us were able to partner with associations in staging their events in respective destinations.”