MICE Industry Veteran Advices Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre
Singaporean MICE Veteran Appointed International Consultant to Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre Singapore, 22 August 2013
SACEOS congratulates Honorary President and SACEOS co-founder Thomas Khoo, on his recent appointment as the International Consultant to the Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre (KEC) in Taiwan.
Mr Khoo, President of Interfama Pte Ltd, is Singapore’s exhibition industry pioneer, who spearheaded many trade fairs into Asia.
His appointment as international consultant to the US$100 million KEC, is a significant of Singapore’s growing prominence as a MICE knowledge hub, where expertise and experience is continually harnessed by regional partners.
The KEC is a project by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and positioned as the second Operate-Transfer Project for national exhibition and convention venue in Taiwan. It will be officially opened in April 2014.
Mr Michael Tu, KEC’s Chairman, remarked: “I am honoured and delighted to have guru organiser Thomas Khoo of Interfama to share his expertise and vast experience in trade fairs with the KEC Team in a new era of trade fairs in the Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre.”
“I am happy to have the opportunity to participate in this exciting venture in a new venue in Taiwan. Interfama has been organising trade fairs serving over 30 industries in eleven countries in the past 40 years, and involved in tourism infrastructures like exhibition venues in Asia, including a role as consultant for MICE (Meeting-Incentive-Convention-Exhibition) to Las Vegas Sands’ successful bidding for Integrated Resorts in Singapore.” said Mr Khoo.
The Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre will be officially opened on 14 April 2014 with the Fasteners Show as the first trade fair taking up the entire exhibition space. This will be followed by the first Taiwan International Boat Show in May 2014 and other events lined up for 2014 and 2015.