IBAP is comprised of local Thai and foreign-owned businesses with an international outlook. IBAP strives to promote the collective business interests of its members and to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas.
The island's growing MICE market (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) is a key segment which can help Phuket attract quality visitors. On Friday March 14th the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) has organized a tourism event at the Angsana Laguna Phuket focusing on how to grow MICE business in a sustainable manner.
Dear Members and Followers,
I would like thank you for your support through 2013 and wish you a happy and prosperous new year. It has been an eventful year in Phuket, with island infrastructure and development progressing at worrying speeds. Reported tourist arrival figures are expected to have touched 12 million this year, reaching 14 million in the coming year. The impact of this on the island is indeed a concern and should be at the forefront of our planning.
This year has been a year of development for IBAP too. As in previous years, we have seen some great programs being held on some fascinating topics. But it is behind the scenes where real progress is being made with the official registration of IBAP as a Thai association. The process, as you would probably expect, is long and drawn out, but we are in the final stages and hope for approval in early 2014.
Having been together for more than 10 years, IBAP already has the solid foundation with which to build upon. Registration is the first step to solidifying the association with a permanent office and staff, enabling improved member benefits, fundraising plus more events and seminars.
Support the association by either renewing your IBAP membership or join us as a new member for the coming year. It is your membership that keeps us strong.
Reminders have already been sent out by email with further reminders to be sent shortly. Please follow the instructions within the email or contact us at email@example.com.
Happy New Year !
James Firth, IBAP President
IBAP is about you: our Phuket community, our members. Below is a short profile of one of our members.
Peter is managing director of one of Phuket's largest logistics and transportation companies special...