For a brief period, there were concerns that Thailand’s annual International Motor Expo event might be cancelled this year as the country goes into a period of mourning following the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Inter-Media Consultant Co., Ltd. (IMC), organisers of the Thailand International Motor Expo 2016 have since confirmed that the show will go on as planned, but with the presentation and activities activities toned down to respect the sensitives of Thai people at this moment in time. The show will be held from 1-December to 12-December at the IMPACT Challenger 1-3, Muang Thong Thani, in the outskirts of Bangkok.
Kwanchai Paphatphong Organizing Chairman of the 33rd Thailand International Motor Expo confirms that the event this year will be held as originally scheduled while exhibitors are requested to cooperate by giving due consideration to the appropriateness of their activities, calling off any noisy/colourful lights and sounds shows with dancers and cancelling the “Smart Pretty Vote 2016”.
Car companies with pretties must submit their outfit scheme for approval by the Organizer prior to the start of the Motor Expo who will base his ruling on the apparel not being too scanty or too tight fit and skirts or pants must cover the knees. During the Motor Expo if a show is found to be precariously indecent the Organizer will give orders for it to be stopped immediately so that the overall image of the Motor Expo harmonizes with the feelings and sensitivities of the Thai people at this moment in time.
A total of 36 car brands and 19 motorcycle brands will be exhibiting their products at this year’s Motor Expo.
IMC is expects this year’s event will draw in about 1.5 million visitors, while bookings for cars and bikes are targeted at 50,000 units and 3,000 units respectively, with turnover totaling over 50 billion Baht.