14 December 2017

Bangkok Megacity

Bangkok is soaring as the most visited city in the world for the second consecutive year, according to the Mastercard Destination Cities Index. The capital of Thailand has transformed into a megacity, a status confirmed by plans for large-scale urban redevelopment and massive infrastructure projects.

However, what exactly is a megacity and how does Bangkok compare with other global urban conglomerations? Those questions and many others will be addressed at the 2018 Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF), the country’s biggest annual hotel event. The 2018 TTF spotlight will shine on Bangkok and look at what is on the horizon for the Big Mango. Speakers from some of the largest Thai conglomerates will address the TTF about Bangkok’s future push into new districts and the reinvention of older CBD areas.

QUO CEO David Keen will be moderating a TTF panel discussion about Bangkok’s brand and how the new economy will shape perceptions of the city. David will be getting the opinions of some highly respected names in the local hotel and development industries including Ingo Schweder, CEO at GOCO Hospitality; Thomas Schmelter, IHG Group’s Director of Operations for Thailand & Indochina; and Cobby Leathers, Head of International Business for Sansiri PCL.

Organised by the American Chamber of Commerce, TTF 2018 is a unique opportunity to hear Thailand’s hotel and hospitality heavyweights candidly discuss the economy, growth and other issues affecting tourism. Attendance at TTF is complimentary but advanced registration is required.

Date: Monday, 22 January 2018

Venue: Grand Ballroom, Level 4, InterContinental Hotel, Bangkok. 

Registration: Send an email to or visit AMCHAM website


For more information and to register, go to