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7 Jan, 2017

Sumate Sudasna, Managing Director, Conference & Destination Management

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.


Date & Place of Birth: 2 April 1952, Bangkok

Marital Status: Married with two children and one grandchild


Triam Udom Suksa School, Bangkok, 1969

Studied Industrial Design at University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1972-73


1972-1977: Dusit Thani Hotel, Front Office

1977-1978: Asian Tours Centre, tour guide

1978-1981: Dusit Thani Hotel, Front office manager

1981-1983: Mandarin Hotel Bangkok, Marketing Manager

1983-1987: Diethelm Travel, Convention & Incentive Manager

1988 – present: Founder and Managing Director, Conference & Destination Management, a company that has become well recognized as creators of several ‘firsts’ in delivering incentive travel programs with a difference.

Other activities

Principal contact for SITE Thailand Chapter for 12 years, until its dissolution.

President, Thailand Incentive & Convention Association for four consecutive two year-terms since 2009, the first private sector executive to head the joint public-private organization.

Awards and Recognitions

1993 World Incentive Travel Personality for Asia by organisers of IT&ME and EIBTM

1995 SITE Member of the Year and Chairman, SITE University in Pattaya.

Source: Sumate Sudasna