As I have completed writing about all my Thailand adventures, I left the best one for last, and that is the reason why I was in Bangkok in the first place. The reason was to attend the first TBEX Asia which was a great success. I am just a few days away from flying to Stockholm to attend the TBEX Europe 2016, and I couldn’t be more excited to see all my blogger friends whom I have met and kept contact with over the past two years.
My first TBEX event was in Athens in 2014 which you can read all about here. When the announcement was made for the next destination, which happens during the closing keynote, I knew that I had to go. When the first TBEX Asia destination was announced, I made a promise to myself that I will go, and so I did. It was awesome!
TBEX Asia – Highlights
Here is a recap of some of the TBEX Asia highlights, I am sure that you will spot some familiar faces from the bloggers who were in Athens.
Loi Krathong – Tbex Asia Opening Party
Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre
TBEX Asia was held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre and there were different stalls showcasing arts and crafts from the Thai culture. Tiffany and I tried mastering the skill of Phetchaburi craftsmen and the gilded black lacquer art with the assistance of Thanin Chuenjai the master craftsman of 2012. I also met Tiffany during TBEX Athens.
Mastering the skill of Phetchaburi craftsmen and the gilded black lacquer art with the assistance of Thanin Chuenjai the master craftsman of 2012 #tbexasia2015 A photo posted by Elena Sergeeva (@elenaserg) on
Closing Keynote and the announcement of the next TBEX Asia destination
To tell you the truth the closing keynote always gives you such a buzz and generates an excitement to find out about where the next destination will be. Everyone is guessing and trying to figure it out based on the clues such as sponsors… and then that moment that everyone is waiting for impatiently comes. The next TBEX Asia will be held in Manila, Philippines from the 13-16 October 2016. Who is going?
Asiatique – The Riverfront of Bangkok City
The TBEX Farewell party took place at Asiatique – The Riverfront of Bangkok City. After a Muay Thai live performance, we enjoyed an evening of great Thai food and entertainment.
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