Thailand means "Land of Free" and many have described Thailand aptly as the "Land of Smiles". Located in the heart of the Southeast Asian mainland and spanning across an area of 514,000 square kilometers, the estimated population as at mid-2014 stands at 68 million people. About 95 per cent of its population are Buddhists. The country is divided into 4 distinct areas - the mountainous North, the fertile Central Plains, the semi-arid plateau of the Northeast, and the peninsula South distinguished by it many beautiful tropical beaches and offshore islands.

Its climate is humid and hot throughout the year, average temperatures about 29 degrees Centigrade. There are three distinct seasons - the cool season from November to February, the hot Season from April to May and the rainy season from June to October, though downpours rarely last more than a couple of hours.

Bangkok is the capital city, a city that combines ancient traditions with modern cultural diversities. It is accessible by more than 80 of the world's major airlines and the city has over 70,000 luxury, deluxe and standard-class rooms available. Thai is the national language. English is widely understood in the cities.

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Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC)

BITEC is Thailand's first purpose-built exhibition and convention centre with top quality, multi purpose and multi-functionality state-of-the-art features. The exhibition halls are column-free and able to accommodate events of up to 26,000 sqm. BITEC is located about 45 minutes drive from the Bangkok International Airport at Don Muang and only 14kms away from the New Bangkok International Airport at Suvannabhumi. It is also well-served by existing and ongoing expressway projects and as such it offers quick and easy access to Bangkok's world-class BTS Skytrain network connecting the centre to major hotels, shopping and entertainment establishments in the city.

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Queen Sirikit National Convention Center - QSNCC

The Queen Sirikit National Convention Center has been the choice of international organizers for many years. Ideally located in Bangkok, in the center of the city, the venue is a short distance away from the numerous hotels, shopping districts and major expressways. A subway system serving the Center will make accessibility even easier. The multi-functional Center bears the nation's identity in its architectural forma and decorative details. It provides a total floor space of 64,665 square meters and is purpose built for holding exhibitions and conferences, concerts, cultural performances, banquets and many others.

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