GlassTech Asia 2005 Receives Official Support from Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)

GlassTech Asia 2005, the fifth event in the series, is now officially supported by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), a public affairs organization of the Thai Government, since its move from Singapore to Bangkok last year.

Consequently, GlassTech Asia 2005 has also grown in size, hitting some 3,500 square meters of net exhibit space, and occupying some 10,000 square meters of gross exhibit space at the IMPACT Arena Exhibition and Convention Centre from 30 November to 2 December 2005.

Mr. Edward Liu, Managing Director of Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd, explained that the organizers, CEMS and the Singapore Glass Association have decided to move the event from Singapore to Bangkok at the request of the exhibitors.

This move also coincided with the new strategic direction by the Thai Government to attract more conventions and exhibitions to be held in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.

Said Mr. Vithaya Sintharapantorn, Director of Exhibition Sector of TCEB: "I'm delighted that CEMS is among the first overseas organizers to seek our co-operation and collaboration and TCEB is looking forward to working with CEMS in other and bigger projects in the near future".

This is the first time that the GlassTech Asia exhibition will be brought beyond the shores of Singapore to an overseas location since its inauguration in 1998. Mr. Liu added: " Thailand has been chosen because of its robust economy and is a favored South-East Asian location for automobile and building industries, both of which influence the glass reinforcement markets."

As one of the more reputable glass shows in Asia, this dedicated trade exposition provides an ideal launch pad for the international exhibitors from the glass products, manufacturing, processing and materials industries to showcase their products and services of the latest in technology and innovation that promotes business efficiency.

Because of its new location, GlassTech Asia 2005 has received a warm reception from both potential exhibitors and visitors since its official launch in Thailand on 13 September 2004.

The show will occupy 10,000sqm of exhibition area, making it one of the largest glass exhibitions in Asia. To date, 208 international exhibitors from 25 countries have made their reservations at the show. Apart from individual exhibitors, Country Pavilions by Italy, Thailand, United Kingdom, etc will also be established. Singapore will be participating with a whopping 650sqm-country pavilion, the largest at the show.

With strong support from TCEB, exhibitors and trade visitors, GlassTech Asia 2005 is set to be amongst the largest glass shows in Asia Pacific in the near future.

For more information on GlassTech Asia 2005, contact the U.S. representative, USGlass Magazine at 540/720-5584, via fax: 540/720-5687 or email: deb@glass.com


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