The 2003 APEC CEO Summit Bangkok featured a luminary speaker roster that included Thaksin Shinawatra (Thai Prime Minister), Chinese President Hu Jintao, Russian President Vladimir Putin & more. “Enhancing Human Security” was one of the conference’s themes which we featured prominently during the Gala Dinner.

Bangkok Conference Management

APEC CEO Summit Bangkok at Shangri La Hotel & BEC Tero Hall Gala Dinner

Staged in 2003, the APEC Summit descended on Bangkok with monumental pre-event preparations made to produce a truly momentous event. ZiZ Asia was not to be conceived until several years later, but the Founder of ZiZ Asia was the Assistant Producer of APEC CEO Summit Bangkok & many of our partners today stem from relations founded during this multi-day conference that went from conference room to the BEC Tero Hall Gala Dinner and an awe-inspiring royal barge procession on the Chao Phraya River.

Event Services Provided

Our services during this high profile Bangkok conference included Venue Management, F&B, Logistics, Production, Performers & Event Entertainment, Event Staff, Collateral, Speaker Gifts, Press Conferences & more.

Each phase of this multi-day conference was an event as it moved from the daytime program to evening with themed coffee breaks, poolside parties, the Summit gala dinner & breathtaking Royal Barge Procession where attendees were given front-of-house seats aboard a flotilla of river cruisers.

Venue Management

Throughout the planning phase and execution of the APEC CEO Summit, we worked very closely with all venues involved including the Shangri-La Hotel, BEC Tero Hall and the flotilla of boats that were used to accommodate the delegates during the Royal Barge Procession, right down to negotiating extraordinary docking permissions & rates.

Theme Development

Our team designed and created themes for each phase of the summit including the welcoming ceremony, conference rooms & breakout rooms, the Shangri La pool party, the Gala Dinner and the epic, once-in-a-lifetime royal barge ceremony on the Chao Phraya River.

Food & Beverage
Food & Beverage received high importance from coffee break menus to each and every lunch and dinner. Our team played an integral role in helping to formulate and finalize each menu liaising with the Organizing Committee and each venues to ensure that the smallest detail had been checked. This included many meetings & food tastings with the host hotel, Thai Airways who provided the venue for the Gala Dinner & addressing the issues that still can exist today re river cruise food quality.

Our team were responsible for all production & AV Systems for the Shangri-La Poolside Party and Gala Dinner at BEC Tero Hall, showcasing Keynote Speakers, Event Entertainment, Fashion Shows and more. Although in a different era now where event production is concerned, the AV systems deployed at the time were cutting-edge and if we were to reproduce the show again today, the audience would not be disappointed.


Our crew booked & managed the Emcees and oversaw the development of all scripts involved too for both the CEO Summit and Gala Dinner.

Event Entertainment

Our team provided performers for each of the themed coffee breaks during the conference, complete with make-up, costumes & props. During the pool party at the Shangri La we constructed themed booths around the pool and arranged for the cultural artisans to occupy them; fruit carving, wood carving & more. For the Royal Barge procession we placed performers in Ayutthaya period costumes under the bridges to stand sentinel as the procession passed.

The BEC Tero Hall (now closed and being replaced by a, um, shopping centre) was the venue for the CEO Summit Gala Dinner which featured over 100 performers comprising musicians, dancers and martial artists all coming together in a meddle for the “Security” theme. A highlight of the evening was the Thai Airways Mudmee Silk Fashion Show modelled by TG Employees. The entire evening was re-staged a year later for a Gala Dinner hosted by Thai Airways.

Event Staff

Early in the planning phase we launched a campaign to recruit a small army of “Liaison Officers” who would have a uniformed, high profile presence throughout the conference during both daytime & evening programs. Comprising male & female representatives and all multilingual, their task was to quite literally ensure that the needs of all delegates were met quickly and efficiently.

Corporate Gifts

The event committee was keen to source extremely special corporate gifts for the Keynote Speakers, Panelists & Delegates attending the Summit. Part of our brief was to help source truly unique gift options from artisans throughout the Kingdom and the results were pretty spectacular.

APEC CEO Summit Highlights Video

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