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The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has great pleasure in welcoming you to
Connections Plus 2009: THAILAND, MOVING FORWARD


You will be one of 100 distinguished Buyers attending the four-day familiarization trip. While all
100 buyers will be in Bangkok at the same time, we will be breaking away to two beach
Destinations – Group A & B to Pattaya


Group A & B: Bangkok - Pattaya - Bangkok
You will be travelling as a group of Buyers from your country and will be staying together
throughout the trip. The destination your national group will be visiting will be advised 6 weeks
prior to the trip along with the Bangkok accommodation details.
Here is an overview of the programme that will help you prepare for the Connections Plus 2009.



Bangkok: 17 July 2009
Pattaya: 18-19 July 2009
Bangkok: 20 July 2009




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THURSDAY 16 JULY 2009 EARLY ARRIVALS
As you are requested to have checked in to your hotel in Bangkok by 3.00pm on Friday 17 July,
flight scheduled might require you to arrive in Bangkok one day earlier. TCEB has arranged for
hotels to extend complimentary accommodation for your early arrival.


Early arrivals into Bangkok
Overnight at one of four Connections Plus hotels:
2 riverside and 2 city centre hotels.


    GROUP                 BANGKOK                            PATTAYA                   BANGKOK


        A             Conrad Bangkok                  Amari Orchid Resort         Royal Orchid Sheraton


        B           Grand Hyatt Erawan                  Dusit Thai Pattaya           Millennium Hilton




As part of the pre-trip registration, we will send you a form for measurements for a tailored silk
outfit. You can choose from a silk jacket (2 design options), blouse (2 design options) or dress
(3 designs) along with swatches of Thai silk so you can select the colour of the fabric. The outfit
will be ready for you to wear at the Gala Awards Dinner as the finale to Connections Plus 2009 :




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FRIDAY 17 JULY 2009 OFFICIAL ARRIVALS DAY

         Arrivals into Bangkok continue
         (Please ensure your flight lands in Bangkok before 13:30hrs)
         VIP Meet and Greet airside.
         TCEB Fast Track service at Bangkok International Airport (BKK).
         Photo opportunity of group arrivals.
         A glass of Champagne to welcome you to Thailand.
         Presidential-styled VIP transfer from airport to hotel with police escort.
         Check in one of four hotels.
         Welcome Pack in guest rooms will provide a spare copy of the programme, your
         ConnectionsPlus Badge and a pocketbook on Bangkok.
         First fitting with tailor at hotel for the silk outfit to be worn at the Gala Awards Dinner
         “Destination World Premier”.
         Time to relax and refresh.
         A ConnectionsPlus Hospitality Desk will operate to provide advice and assistance.
15:00 All 100 Buyers have arrived and have checked in to guest rooms.
         Have you had your First Fitting by Tailor?
         Dress code: Smart casual. Open neck shirt and optional jacket for men. Colour for
         tonight is Blue.
15:30 Meet at the lobby of your hotel.
15:45 Inspection of the hotel you are staying at.
16:30 Transfer to Ramada Maenam Riverside
         Guests at Millennium Hilton and Royal Orchid Sheraton transfer by boat.
         Guests at Conrad and Grand Hyatt Erawan transfer by tuk tuk then BTS Sky Train to
         Saphan Taksin pier and then shuttle boat to hotel.
17:15 Welcome by Ramada Maenam Riverside hotel management.
         Groups A & B: Hotel inspection followed by Getting To Know You icebreaker and Video
         Introductions.
         Groups C & D: Getting To Know You icebreaker & Video Introductions followed by hotel
         Inspection.
18:55 Ramada Maenam Management bid farewell as guests board teakwood barges for cruise
         upriver to dinner venue
19:30 Welcome Dinner “Thailand Extravaganza” at unique cultural riverside venue.


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        Outside catering serving organic produce from Thailand to support TCEB’s Green
        Meetings.
         Entertainment tonight will comprise traditional Thai.
21:30    Closing speech by TCEB.
21:40 Coaches depart back to hotels with optional stops after to Night Bazaar.
21:40 Transfers back to four hotels.
        City Centre (A) Conrad Bangkok (B) Grand Hyatt Erawan
        Riverside (C) Millennium Hilton (D) Royal Orchid Sheraton
        Back at your hotel room, please tune in to ConnectionsPlus TV (channel will be advised)
        for the latest news and updates on the trip and




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SATURDAY 18 JULY 2009 BANGKOK – PATTAYA
GROUP A& B: BANGKOK – PATTAYA
Dress code: Casual - smart jeans and T-shirts acceptable.


Group A at Conrad (28 guests)
07:50    Check out from hotel. Your luggage will be loaded onto luggage truck for transfer to
         Pattaya.
        You and other guests in your group will transfer to Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel.
08:15 Breakfast and inspection of Grand Hyatt Erawan with hotel management.
09:45 Second fitting with tailors who will be on standby at the Hyatt.
10:30 Transfer to Pattaya by coach with a Taste of Thai Fruits presentation on coach
        and visit to Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind Children with donation of books
        and sweets.
12:45 Arrive Pattaya Marriott for hotel inspection and lunch with management.
14:30 Transfer to hotel
14:50 Welcome by hotel management and check in to Amari Orchid Resort Tower Wing.
        Time to relax or join our shopping shuttle.
        Welcome kit with Pattaya map and booklet in guest rooms with invitation card and purple
        silk wrap. Dress code: Tropical casual with a splash of purple.
18:00 Meet at hotel lobby of Amari Orchid for hotel inspection.


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GROUP B: BANGKOK – PATTAYA
Group B at Grand Hyatt Erawan (28 guests)
07:50 Check out from hotel. Your luggage will be loaded onto luggage truck for transfer to
          Pattaya.
          Transfer from Hyatt to the Conrad Bangkok.
08:15 Breakfast and inspection of Conrad Bangkok.
09:45 Second fitting with tailors who will be on standby at the Conrad.
10:30 Transfer to Pattaya by coach with a Taste of Thai Fruits presentation on coach
          and visit to Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind Children with donation of books
          and sweets.
12:45 Arrive Pattaya Marriott for hotel inspection and lunch.
14:30 Transfer to hotel
14:45 Welcome by hotel management and check in to Dusit Pattaya.
          Time to relax or join our shopping shuttle.
          Welcome kit with Pattaya map and booklet in guest rooms with invitation card and purple
          silk wrap
          Dress code: Tropical casual with a splash of purple.
17:50 Meet at hotel lobby and transfer to Amari Orchid Resort.


Groups A & B together
18:00 Inspection of Amari Orchid Resort.
19:00 Pattaya Suppliers Meet Buyers during 1 hour cocktail and table top at Amari Ballroom.
20:00 Dinner at Mantra with Amari management.
          Optional group activity after dinner.
          Group A: Overnight at Amari Orchid Resort
          Group B: Overnight at Dusit Resort Pattaya




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SUNDAY 19 JULY 2009 PATTAYA
Group A & B
Dress code: Beach casual. Bring swim wear, sun hat and sun lotion.


07:30 Group A: Meet hotel lobby of Amari Orchid Resort.
          Transfer to Dusit Thani Pattaya.
07:30 Group B: Meet hotel lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya.
07:40 Groups A and B enjoy breakfast with the Dusit International Group.
          Followed by inspection of Dusit Thani Pattaya and the Dusit experience!
10:00 Depart by coaches from Dusit to Ocean Marina.
11:00 Board a luxury catamaran for cruise to offshore island.
          Fresh fruit and soft drinks available onboard.
13:00 BBQ lunch on island.
14:00 Film assignment “Thailand. Moving Forward” for 9 teams using available props found on
          beach.
16:00 Arrive back Ocean Marina and transfer back to your hotel.
17:00 Arrive back at your hotel.
          Final fitting with tailors and adjustment if required for your silk outfit.
          Time to freshen up.
          Dress Code: Resort casual or batik
18:30 Meet at your hotel lobby.
          Transfer to Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa.
19:15 Welcome by hotel management.
          Inspection of Ravindra followed by dinner with hotel management.
          Speeches by management of Ravindra Beach Resort, President of Pattaya Business
          Tourism Association and Mayor of Pattaya.
22:30 Transfer back to hotels
          Overnight (A) Amari Orchid (B) Dusit Thani Pattaya




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MONDAY 20 JULY 2009 PATTAYA - BANGKOK
Groups A & B
Dress code: Resort casual
08:00 Casual breakfast at your hotel.
10:00 Check out from hotel and transfer to Bangkok.
12:00 Arrive Bangkok Hotels:
         Group A at Royal Orchid Sheraton Group B at Millennium Hilton
12:30 Lunch and inspection at your hotel.
13:30 Your custom tailored silk outfit is delivered to guest room.
15:00 Time to change and dress for the Buyers Meet Sellers Session and Gala Dinner.
         Dress Code: Silk Outfit or Black Tie befitting our Gala Awards Dinner
         Please be prepared for an action-packaged late afternoon. Expect to meet many Thai
         suppliers who have been anxiously waiting to see you.
16:00 Transfer to Bangkok hotel for Buyers Meet Sellers and Gala Dinner.
16:30 Arrive Bangkok Hotel and welcome by hotel management followed by inspection of the
         hotel.
17:15 Introduction to Buyers Meet Sellers with TICA and TCEB.
17:30 Buyers Meet Sellers session.
19:30 Break
19:45 Gala Awards Dinner “Destination World Premier” with the Jumbo Awards.
         Red carpet evening.
         U$ 1,000,000 Gems and Silk show.
         World Premier of Destination Commercials.
         The Jumbo Awards.
         Mood and tone: Sparkling. Glamorous. Contemporary and Elegantly Thai.
         Theme décor managed by Optimum.
         Audio-Visual Production by Optimum
         Seating arrangement: Round banquet tables of 8s set cabaret style.
         Buyers and all Thai sellers attend along with a representative from each supporting
         supplier.
         15 minute presentation on The Landmark Bangkok.




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TCEB presents ConnectionsPlus 2009: THAILAND. MOVING FORWARD
Managed by the Thailand Convention Connection alliance – Diethelm Events, SEA Tours, Turismo Asia and World
Travel Service
 
 
                                                                                                                        
 
        The 1st Thailand Jumbo Awards judged by TICA, TMA, TAT and University.
                 Suppliers: “Best Krabi”
                 Suppliers: “Best Bangkok”
                 Suppliers: “Best Pattaya”
                 “Best TCEB”
                 Buyers: “Best Pattaya”
                 Buyers: “Best Krabi”
                 All categories: “Best Commercial”
        TCEB closing remarks and reminder on how TCEB and Thai suppliers can support your
        next event in Thailand.
22:00 Evening concludes
22:15 Return transfers to hotels.
        Overnight in Bangkok at four hotels.
        Riverside: (Group A) Royal Orchid Sheraton (Group B) Millennium Hilton
         Don’t forget to tune in to ConnectionsPlus TV for the latest news and updates on.




TUESDAY 21 JULY 2009 BANGKOK – DEPARTURES & EXTENDED STAYS
08:00 Casual breakfast at hotel.
        Optional meetings with Thai suppliers or time at leisure until departure flights.
        Extended Post-Connections Trips operate.


As you are required to stay in Bangkok until the end of the Gala Awards Dinner, we request all
departure flights be arranged for Tuesday 21 July. Should you require to stay an extra day and
depart on Wednesday 22 July, we have arranged for the hotel to extend an extra night
complimentary room for you. Thai suppliers will be delighted to arrange inspections of their
properties if you wish to extend your stay even further.




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