I hope you all enjoyed a New Year break! January comes in a flash. 2018 is another stepping stone for us in terms of retaining our leading position in the business events industry on the regional and global scales, hosting, creating, and organizing shows that leave guests speechless, delivering reliable, value-added services to customers, providing a network platform, and investing in expansions and infrastructure developments.
The IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center kicks off our 2018 with monumental events. In February we are thrilled to be the destination venue for another series of Thailand’s most prominent jewelry exhibition “the 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair,” where top gems and jewelry industry figures, regional and international buyers, as well as retailers around the world will be joining this trade show during February 21-25, 2018 at IMPACT Challenger 1-3. The Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair is slated to raise the profile of Thailand as a major hub for jewelry and gem trade in Asia.
We are also unboxing a new show called ASEAN Logistics & Purchasing Expo 2018, scheduled to take place on February 1-3, 2018, at Hall 4, to display a slew of new machinery and equipment, trends in logistics, handing equipment, material handling systems, and many more. Participants will experience the power of face-to-face engagement and networking opportunities with key industry players.
The last quarter of 2017 kept us occupied with upwards of 164 celebratory events comprising weddings, corporate events, and onsite and offsite caterings. Although many of those were successfully held, we still have a good number of events we need to carry on by the end of March 2018. We are getting close to hit our revenue target of 2.7 billion baht.
On July 11-13, 2018, it will be the launch of our new show called Medical Device ASEAN 2018, which will display an abundance of cutting edge lab products, equipment, devices, and services and will be the central hub for medical experts, clinicians, and industry-related professional to converge.
One of our most revered shows of the year will be SILMO, the comprehensive eyewear exposition calling upon the presence of worldwide manufacturers and industry professionals to witness the exclusivity and vibrancy of the show during June 20-22, 2018.