Routes Asia 2023

The route development forum for Asia

Chiang Mai, Thailand
14 – 16 February 2023

Speaker Guide

Informa contact

Lucía García

Senior Partnerships & Conference Production Manager | Routes

Mobile: +44 (0) 79 6613 4208

Email Address:


Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre is the official event venue for Routes Asia 2023

Address:  District 456 ถนน ช้างเผือก Tambon Chang Phueak, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand

Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre or CMECC is one of the largest convention and exhibition centres in Southeast Asia. With usable space of 60,000 square meters, the centre will be the ideal location for Routes Asia 2023. The Convention and Exhibition Centre is composed of two main buildings, SMEs building and main exhibition and convention hall.

Chiang Mai and its Lanna history are also well represented through the beautiful Thai-Lanna style arts and architectures within the premises.

Visit the venue website for more information.

 Speaker Registrations/Badge Collection

You will be able to collect your badge from the registration desk at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre during the three days of the event:


Registration, Diary Advice and Networking Area Open

Location: Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre

08:00 - 17:45

 Speaker Arrival Time

Please ensure you arrive at your theatre 30 minutes before your session is due to begin. This allows time for your session to be set up, mic up, run through procedures and check slides if necessary.

 Location of Conference Theatre

All the conference sessions and the airline briefings will take place in the Keynote Theatre.

 Official Hotels

HOTELMAP are our only Official Accommodation Partner. For more information on the official hotels please click here

Alice Gray


Routes Asia is designed for you to make new connections, bringing together the key players from the industry that you need to network with. With over 10 hours of dedicated networking events, Routes Asia is the forum where you can engage with all of your industry partners under one roof. 

Welcome Reception

Catch up with existing industry partners and meet new targets after the first main business day of Routes Asia. 

Time: 17:30-19:30
Date: 14 February 2023
Location: Gardens of the Event Venue

Networking Evening

It's the highlight of the Routes Asia social programme and a show-stopping networking event not to be missed. 

Time: 19:00-23:30
Date: 15 February 2023
Location: Royal Park Rajapruek

Content/Sessions Information

When you arrive, please make sure you collect your speaker badge from the registration desk and please make your way to the Keynote Theatre. There will be a hostess and AV technician to assist you with any questions / technical queries. Please do make sure you are in the theatre and ready to go 30 minutes before your session is due to begin.

Panel Sessions

Even though you won't be delivering a formal presentation, it is still essential that you prepare for a panel discussion. The best way to start preparing is to understand your role on the panel and understand the audience.

You would have been invited to join the panel because of a specific perspective you offer, and you should find out a bit about the other panellists (see the programme and speaker page here) so you know how you can add value to the discussion.

The moderator will make contact with you and the other panellists prior to the event to discuss topic and questions that will be covered in your session.

Those speaking on a panel session will not be required to prepare a formal presentations/PowerPoint slides.


Presentations should be in 16:9 PowerPoint format (widescreen) and emailed to Lucía García by EOD 12th February. Please let Lucía know as soon as possible if you are unable to meet this deadline.

Please also remember to bring your presentation on memory stick as backup should there be any technical problems on the day.

PowerPoint Tips

  • Clear fonts & colour
  • Text no smaller than 20pt
  • No more than 8 bullet points per slide
  • Avoid lots of text on one slide - pictures and diagrams are ideal
  • Each slide should normally take one minute of speech

Video Content/AV Equipment 

If you are planning to embed video content into your slides, please provide the video files separately to the PowerPoint presentation as we may need to re-embed the file - the AV tech can help with this on the day if needed.

The following equipment will be available:

  • Screen
  • Laptop
  • Remote slide changer
  • Lectern
  • Handheld & Lapel microphones 

If you would like to use your own laptop/Mac, please let Lucía García know as soon as possible. Please ensure you bring the relevant connection cables (i.e. the appropriate VGA adapter for your Mac Model)