On 9 March 2022, Ms. Nichapa Yoswee, Vice President of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB, attended a meeting with the Eastern Economic Corridor Committee chaired by Thailand’s Prime Minister His Excellency General Prayut Chan-o-cha, together with high-ranking representatives from authoritative entities. From this meeting, the “Thailand International Air Show” project has been granted approval, to be hosted the Eastern Economic Corridor Office (EECO) and supported by TCEB and Royal Thai Navy.
According to TCEB’s proposed feasibility studies, the “Thailand International Air Show” will stage an official announcement in 2023, the official soft-launch opening in 2025 and the full-scale event in 2027 with main objectives to inaugurate and create world’s awareness on the new U-tapao International Airport as well as to promote EEC through this global exhibition as the key mechanism to revive, drive and reignite Thailand’s exhibition industry to go forward and grow substantially. Moreover, this show aims to connect the aviation and logistics industry in EEC with relevant industrial and business sectors. It is forecast that throughout the 5 continuous editions, this biennial event will promote the GDP expansion by over USD 144 million, create more than 18,760 jobs, stimulate tax revenue beyond USD 54 million, and tremendously benefit Thailand’s exhibition and MICE industries in terms of social, economic and environmental impacts, under the “Thailand 4.0” national strategy and EECO’s development policies.