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New TICA Board is an ideal mix


The newly elected TICA Board of Directors held its first meeting on Thursday, 2 May 2019 at The JW Marriott Bangkok Hotel to elect key executive members of the association whereby Mr. Sumate Sudasna has been re-elected TICA President for the sixth consecutive term.

Mr. Sumate, Managing Director of Conference & Destination Management (CDM), was elected unanimously by TICA’s 42-member Board of Directors whose term of office is 2019-2020. Executive Committee officers were also subsequently elected.

In recent years TICA has evolved into a truly member-driven association with extensive and comprehensive engagement of member representatives who selflessly contribute time and skills amongst the ExCom which includes 4 Vice Presidents. Secretary General, Treasurer and three sub-committees, namely Capacity Development, Marketing and Membership and Public Relations. The ExCom is the true core mechanism of the vibrant association and is an ideal mix of members from a cross section of disciplines in the industry.

The board reaffirmed TICA’s vision as follows:
- To be the primary point of contact for the MICE or Business Events industry in Thailand
- To be recognized as a leading MICE association globally
- To improve Thailand’s ranking as a MICE destination in Asia Pacific

Other elected executive members are as follows;

◎ Vice Presidents
- Pornthip Hirunkate/ Managing Director, Destination Asia (Thailand) Limited
- Pravit Sribanditmongkol/ Managing Director, Kingsmen C.M.T.I. Plc.
- Prachoom Tantiprasertsuk/ VP - Sales & Marketing, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
- Max Boontawee Jantasuwan, CIS Founding CEO, Events Travel Asia Group

◎ Treasurer
- Naruemol Sukhum/ Director of Sales &Marketing, Montien Hotel Bangkok

◎ Secretary General
- Sukanya Janchoo/ General Manager, The Regent Cha Amm Beach Resort Hua Hin

◎ Chairperson of Marketing Committee
- Bert Chamrernnusit/ Country Manager, Pacific World Meeting & Events (Thailand) Limited

◎ Co-Chairpersons of Marketing Committee
- Juthamas Carranco/ Area Director of Business Development, So Sofitel Bangkok
- Benjamin Krieg/ Area GM Thailand Midscale & Economy Hotels, Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20

◎ Chairperson of Membership & PR Committee
- Paula (Punnaporn) Wongjunpen/ Managing Director, Paula & Co DMC

◎ Co-Chairperson of Membership & PR Committee
- Angkana Tangkrachang/ Assistant Director of Sales & Marketing, Intercontinental Bangkok

◎ Chairperson of Capabilites Development Committee
- Kritsanee Srisatin/ Founder & Managing Director, Stream Events Asia

◎ Co-Chairpersons of Capabilites Development Committee
- ChooLeng Goh/ General Manager, The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
- Ferry Tjahjono/ Cluster Director of Sales, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World

◎ Experts
- Suchada Yuvaboon/ Chairperson, Sampran Riverside
- Vanida Tulalamba/ Advisor, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC)
- Dr. Prasarn Bhiraj Buri/ CEO, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center (BITEC)

◎ Advisors
- Opas Netraumpai/ Past Vice President of TICA
- Talun Theng/ President, Thai Exhibition Association (TEA)
- Chairat Triratanajaraspon/ President, Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT)
- Upathum Nisitsukcharoen/ Chairman, Business of Creative and Event Management Association (EMA)
- Supawan Tanomkieatipume/ President, Thai Hotel Association (THA)

◎ Board Members
- Kamolnuch Bhiromsawad // Director of Sales & Marketing, Rambrandt Hotel and Suite Bangkok
- Ravi Ganglani // Director of Sales & Marketing, Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel
- Supachai Punja-apisith // Director of Sales & Marketing, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
- Wacharee Pornchaiwisuthikul // Director of Sales & Marketing, Avani Atrium Bangkok
- Jirawan Pengrat // Assistant Director of Sales, DusitD2 Chiang Mai
- La-iad Bungsrithong // General Manager, RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort Chiang Mai
- Warunee Khammeru// General Manager, Duangtawan Hotel, Chiang Mai
- Naowarat Arunkong // Cluster General Manager, AVANI Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre
- Andrew Cornelio // Director of Commercial, Pattana Golf Club & Resort
- Onanong Keawngamdee // Director of Sales & Marketing, Dusit Thani Pattaya
- Patom S'Prayoon // Executive Director, Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa
- Sriratcha Chantharat // Director of Sales & Marketing, Cape Dara Resort Pattaya
- Nunnapat Wongpipit // Director of Sales and Marketing, Dusit Thani Hua Hin
- Priyanka Ghosh // Director of Sales and Marketing, Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin
- Namtip Maghashthira // Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing, Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
- Perapan Angkhasuko // Senior Vice President, N.C.C. International Events Co., Ltd
- Benjawan Wisootsat // Managing Director, Optimum Group Co., Ltd.
- Ram Sachdev // CEO, Premier Print & Products Co., Ltd.
- Jirachaya Siriwiwat // Senior Sales Manager, True Icon Hall
- Panga Vathanakul // Managing Director, Pattaya Exhibition and Conventional Hall
- Premporn Saisaengchan // Executive Vice President, The 60th Anniversary of His Majesty the King's Accession to the Throne International Convention Center
- Sakchai Pattarapreechakul // President, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC)
- Kritsana Janyasakulwong // Senior Director - Sales Group, Royal Paragon Hall Exhibition and Convention Center
- Narongchai Chansate // Senior Director, Corporate Relations, IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd.
- Kim Steppe // CEO Europe and Asia, Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant

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