ICONSIAM teams up with True Group to build True ICONSIAM Hall as the first world-class ultra-hybrid venue in Thailand
ICONSIAM Co., Ltd., the developer of ICONSIAM – the iconic new landmark of Thailand, and True Group, the convergence lifestyle leader which offers a full range of communication services and solutions, today, is building “True ICONSIAM Hall” , an advanced world-class venue complete with the best innovation and technology and world-class international standard design worthy of being called 1 of the 7 Wonders of ICONSIAM – a first-in-Thailand and a first-in-the-world phenomenon.
True ICONSIAM Hall was born out of the vision of ICONSIAM and True Group, one a leader in the real estate and retail industry, and the other a leader in technology, which never ceases to introduce innovations to their national-scale projects and businesses in order to promote Thailand’s reputation on the world stage. This time, they joined together to bring the best of Thailand to the world with the creation of “True ICONSIAM Hall”, an advanced, world-class international conference and exhibition centre, the first of its kind on the Chao Phraya River, in the ICONSIAM project.
H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, said, “In Thailand, MICE is a service sector that brings in a lot of quality tourists and generates enormous revenues for the country. It also has a major role in income distribution to related sectors such as hotels, restaurants, conference centres and exhibition centres. Foreign travellers for MICE activities in Thailand, on average, spend two to three times more than tourists in general. The partnership between ICONSIAM and True Group to build “True ICONSIAM Hall” is a good sign that the private sector has joined the government sector to support and promote tourism and MICE in order to stimulate revenue generation for the country and give the economy a driver in line with the government’s policy to synergize all stakeholders to make Thailand a MICE destination of the region and the world.”
Mrs. Chadatip Chutrakul, Director of ICONSIAM Co., Ltd., said, “ICONSIAM has a commitment to give Thailand an important position on the world stage. ICONSIAM then joins forces with True Group to create “True ICONSIAM Hall” aiming to promote and elevate the standard of MICE and show business in Thailand as we work to make the country a hub for world conference and show performance – a fully integrated one with the highest potential and the most outstanding in Asia.
“True ICONSIAM Hall” which is worth more than Bht 2,000 million investment has an area of 12,000 square metres and a capacity of 3,000 seats and is situated on ICONSIAM’s Floor 7 and 7M overlooking the beautiful scenery of the Chao Phraya River. It will be an advanced world-class venue for international conference and show performance complete with the best innovation and technology comprises:
– The First Time Ever Retractable Seating System in Thailand: seats are automatically folded away by the latest advanced technology to suit all ranges of customer’s venue requirements and save time for all event arrangements. Each seat has the best view and is equipped with all sorts of communication such as advanced translation system, Wifi system, Microphone etc.
–The Best Acoustic Tri-wall Panel System, the First Time in South East Asia: With automatically adjustable wall panels and ceiling panels in 3 types being equipped with the aesthetic sound absorbing system to accommodate all types of performance and assembly such as conference, world class performance, and concert will offer each audience seating enjoyable experience for watching and listening to the most sophisticated ever seen before.
– Stage Rigging System for scene changes of the world’s performance and special wall which is movable to meet the platform edge of the stage to create the most completed atmosphere of the performance and to provide a different experience every time it shows.
“True ICONSIAN Hall” will be an international conference hub of Asia and will attract world-class performances to Thailand supporting all event arrangements as follow:
- International Conference such as G20 Summit, ASEAN Summit, APEC, OPEC, medical meetings and conferences, to accommodate up to 3,000 attendees. There are also medium and small meeting rooms to accommodate small meetings.
- World Class Performance such as Broadway show, musical show, Opera, ballet and Thailand’s cultural performance which is Royal Khon Performance.
- World Class Concert such as Orchestra and concerts by leading Thai and international artists.
- International Exhibition After conference chairs are kept automatically supporting by fully public utility system, this will be the first time in Thailand to accommodate proudly a global fair such as Maison Object, Millionaire Show, Luxury Lifestyle Exhibition.
- Special Event such as major sporting tournaments (sport show), Haute couture fashion shows, international competition, awards ceremony, product launches, international film festival etc.
- Catering can accommodate all types of catering up to 3,000 attendees and is fully equipped with food preparation rooms and banquet facilities such as various party occasions, wedding receptions etc. among the spectacular views of the Chao Phraya River.
“True ICONSIAM Hall” is situated on a prime landmark location of the world on the Chao Phraya River surrounded by 3-5 star hotels with more than 10,000 rooms and is connected with the most complete transportation (road-rail-river) system in Thailand, which will make it convenient for a large number of visitors. In particular, waterway transportation on the Chao Praya River from the surrounding hotels is easily reached “True ICONSIAM Hall” in a short time, within no more than 20 minutes and is also commuted from Siam Area by BTS Sky Train’s Green Line and Gold Line with less than 18 minutes.
Mr. Suphachai Chearavanont, Chief Executive Officer of True Corporation Plc, said the partnership is one True is proud of because it allows True to play a part in strengthening the country’s MICE industry to make it outstanding and a pride of the nation in the world community. “True ICONSIAM Hall” clearly reflects the vision of the two organizations, both ICONSIAM and True Group, in committing to bring their expertise and leadership in the business to jointly create the best thing to happen in Thailand. “True ICONSIAM Hall” will open a new dimension for the era’s most advanced world-class centre for international conferences and exhibitions with exceptional location, special and superior functions, the most modern technology in communication and the content leader and wide variety of media of True Group will combine experience and impression for exhibitors and visitors. We are confident that “True ICONSIAM Hall” will be able to attract the exhibitors for MICE and tourists from around the world in order to stimulate revenue generation for the country and give the economy a driver in line with the government’s policy to synergize all stakeholders to make Thailand a MICE destination of the region and the world. Moreover, it will also reflect the potential of Thailand with its readiness to be a hub of regional tourism helping drive Thailand to be an outstanding country in Asia in hosting all kinds of world-class events.
True ICONSIAM Hall will be ready to open within 2018.