The new ‘Sirikit Center’ is ready to open for service this September. Event booking overflows. Encourage the state to hold an APEC meeting
On January 25, Mr. Sakchai Phatthapreechakul, Managing Director of NCC Management and Development Company Limited said that by September 2022, the new Queen Sirikit National Convention Center was ready to open. After renovations since April 26, 2019, Penpoint will be closed from the original center to accommodate large-scale, world-class activities. The area is 5 times larger from 25,000 square meters to 300,000 square meters, retail space from 7,200 square meters to 12,000 square meters, 3,000 parking spaces, along with underground passages through the MRT station, also close to 2 large parks. Both Benjakitti Park and Lumpini Park
“The Queen Sirikit Convention Center will be a business drive on Rama IV Road, a business center equivalent to Sukhumvit Road and Silom Road. because it is surrounded by big projects There will be changes in the city such as FYI Center The Park, next year there will be One Bangkok and Dusit Central Park, there will also be Silom Age and Samyan Mitrtown.”
Mr. Sakchai also said that for target customers There will be both in the country and the CLMV group. In 2022, 70% of the trade fair and exhibition space has been reserved from Thai, Singaporean and Asian customers. In 2023, 130 events will be held. Events and events that were previously organized will be moved back, such as the Book Week event. tourism, etc.
The goal is to have 13 million people using the service per year and after opening the service will help drive the country’s economy and make Thailand the center of MICE business in Asia. The company also expects the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center to be selected as part of this year’s APEC conference hosted by Thailand. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the government are considering to announce the results soon.
“Relieving measures to accept foreign travelers through the Test & Go system This will make it possible for foreign customers who have already reserved an event space. have more confidence and confidence The new center is designed to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak. to have fewer touch points And we have to adjust the proportion of new customers. From the original target of 70% being foreign customers and 30% domestically 60% and 40% domestically,” said Mr. Sakchai.
Ms. Teeranun Kornsritipha, Deputy Managing Director Retail Business Development Frasers Property Commercial (Thailand) said that in the retail area developed under the concept of “Active Lifestyle Mall”, there are more than 100 stores, now restaurants and shops have signed 20 contracts. % expects to close 40% of tenant deals, with 60% of the total area being food courts and restaurants, with the rest being services. Supports 7-day service, which has 300,220 residents, around 100,000 people, and 13 million people use the convention center per year.
“It’s another new meeting place in the CBD that will cover a wider group of customers. Not limited to event organizers and visitors. but also the active urban population and fitness lovers. who come to use the service at Benjakitti Park”
Miss Teeranan said that For the overview of the retail business after the government relaxed measures to accept tourists with the Test and Go system This will make the atmosphere and confidence begin to gradually return. And most of the company’s traffic is domestic. As for tourists, there are not many.