VNU & the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM),

Thailand Forges a Partnership for REDCON Asia

July 15. 2021, BANGKOK, Thailand – VNU Asia Pacific (part of VNU Group, a globally operating exhibition company with offices in Utrecht, Shanghai as well as in Bangkok) is pleased to announce the partnership with Thailand’s Ministry of Interior’s DDPM to strengthen the awareness and importance of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) by spearheading the discussions on Thailand’s key ongoing efforts in handling disasters (including the COVID-19 pandemic) and its vision moving forward.

“VNU is grateful for the continuing engagement of DDPM with REDCON Asia. Through this partnership – we hope to spotlight the accomplishments of the Thai Government’s successes in its DRR efforts, its current programs, and what steps they will undertake to strengthen mitigation goals. We are certain that the region would be interested to learn from Thailand on this,” says Heiko M. Stutzinger, Managing Director of VNU Asia Pacific. “Disaster prevention and mitigation is an inter-agency effort – and having the key agency handling this coordination present at REDCON Asia would be the centerpiece discussion,” he continues.

DDPM has released a statement saying “We, at DDPM, are excited to support REDCON Asia. We live in very interesting times – and it’s now, more than ever – that discussions on disaster risk management and mitigation should be brought to the forefront. Reducing disaster risks and implementing effective emergency response to disasters in Thailand are at the forefront of DDPM’s mission. And we hope to share our experiences with our colleagues in the region with the hopes of learning from each – and from the various experts present at REDCON Asia – to move forward on our collective goals in protecting our citizens from present and future disasters.”

Apart from DDPM, REDCON Asia is supported by other thought leader organizations in the field including speaker representations from UNDRR, UNESCAP, IRC, Mekong Institute, KMUTT’s School of Architecture and Design, Prepared International, ASSIST, and i4gr among others.

REDCON stands for Resilience on Emergency & Disaster Conference, the event plan to take place on 7-9 December 2021 at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand. With the theme “People-Centered Approach Towards Resilience in Disasters and Emergency Action,” REDCON Asia will focus on the most impacted to be the centerpiece of the discussions and solutions – envisioning to engage stakeholders in the value chain that goes beyond risk reduction towards resilience.

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For speaking and partnership opportunities, please contact:

Mrs. Monika Baro

Project Manager, REDCON

Mobile: +66 92 2572571

E-mail:  [email protected]

For media partnership opportunities, please contact:

Ms. Sasiwimon Nitikornwarakul

Marketing Communication Executive

Mobile: +66 81 9958433

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About VNU Asia Pacific:

VNU Asia Pacific is part of VNU Group, a globally operating exhibition company with offices in Utrecht, Shanghai as well as in Bangkok, and consolidates the international exhibition business of Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs. In Southeast Asia, Jaarbeurs formed a Joint Venture with the TCC Group, a leading corporate conglomerate in the fast-growing region. From its business hub located in Bangkok, VNU Asia Pacific covers all key exhibition markets in South East Asia. VNU Asia Pacific has a constantly expanding portfolio with currently 15 trade shows and event formats including brands from the AgriTech, Animal Husbandry, Animal Companion, Food, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, 5G and IoT and Disaster Resilience industries.

Royal Jaarbeurs belongs to the top 20 exhibition organizers by revenue worldwide and operates a 100.000 square meter exhibition center in the city of Utrecht, The Netherlands. In the coming years, the company is going to invest 300 Million Euro into further expansions of its exhibition center to continue to meet the highest technology and sustainability standards. The Asian counterpart, TCC Group, Headquartered in Thailand is one of South East Asia’s leading conglomerates and most recognized corporations. TCC Group employs 60,000 employees and has an extensive service and real estate portfolio. One of its real estate highlights is the premier exhibition and conference venue in the heart of Bangkok, The Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) is currently being newly built and scheduled to re-open at the end of 2022.