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Thailand Lab International and Bio Asia Pacific Announce New Webinar Series: How to Adapt your Business during the COVID-19 Crisis for Laboratory Industry
Apr 13 2021
Thailand Lab International organiser, VNU Asia Pacific, is ready to kick off the roadmap for the 2021 show promotion and confirm the organisation of Southeast Asia’s leading exhibition and conference on Analytical Laboratory Technologies, Life Sciences, and Biotechnology Innovations - Thailand Lab International. The trade show will take place during 1-3 September 2021 at BITEC, Bangkok, together with Bio Asia Pacific, the new leading conference and exhibition platform for Biotechnology, Life Sciences and Smart Health in Asia Pacific. VNU Asia Pacific, together with Science and Technology Trade Association (STTA), Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS) and more related partners from both government and private sectors, are collaborating to develop the trade show to serve the laboratory industry for the Southeast-Asia region.
Despite the challenges generated by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Thailand Lab International still continued with the impressive success expected. The show, along with Bio Asia Pacific 2020, concluded with 109 exhibiting companies and 8,067 trade visitors. 65% of total trade visitors were physical and 35% were virtual. 47 physical conferences and 47 virtual conferences, plus 38 hybrid conferences (physical with live streamed content on YouTube live) were well attended. Over the course of three days 328 successful virtual meetings took place. The main attraction of the exhibition hall, ‘Bio Square’, featured a grand opening ceremony for the shows, including networking functions, start-up pitching, panel discussions and thoughtful leadership. Following its success last year, ‘Bio Square’ will once again appear as the show’s highlight, with a further developed format to increase interest. In 2021, the show will focus more on international attendees and also target local people who are interested in attending the show in-person or via virtual/online platforms, whether the travel restrictions remain or not. This will meet the organiser’s mission to create an interactive platform for trading, knowledge sharing, research and increased business opportunities for the industry.
“From last year, we have learned to adjust ourselves to the ‘New Normal’ that we are in by promoting the usage of virtual exhibition platforms, online business matching systems, instant video calls, live streaming, and live broadcasting to respond to the changing needs of our customers. We have decided to focus more on local participants this year, and it was still a success because even though the number was relatively lower, the exhibitors were very satisfied with the quality of trade visitors,” stated Mr Anucha Parnpichate, Project Manager of Thailand Lab International. “However, we are also monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation and have prepared a response plan and are prepared for every situation that may arise in the future. Our goal is to try to stimulate the market, increase the opportunities for business match-making and maintain the investment stages for the laboratory market. In 2021, the show will present more on the new technology, innovation, MedTech, Bio Tech, Med Tech and Digital Health. Thailand Lab International & Bio Asia Pacific will open for registration from 1 May 2021 onwards.”
New for 2021 is a new webinar series which will provide detailed market information on the subject ‘How to Adapt your Business during the COVID-19 Crisis for Laboratory Industry’. The first webinar will start on 20 May 2021 and covers ‘Surgical Mask Testing’ by Associate Professor Dr Panich Intra, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Thailand. The content will be divided into three parts including Quality of Face Mask: Testing, Regulation and Standard, Insight Interview with our keynote speaker for the journey of the mask testing institute, and end with a LAB Visit at the Research Unit of Electrostatic Applications in Energy and Environment. The webinar will be conducted in Thai only. If you are interested in attending, please register here.
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