The Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC), a pioneering sustainable event venue, proudly opens its doors to welcome ASEAN's most significant sustainability exposition, Sustainability Expo 2023 (SX2023). This convergence of sustainable wisdom and groundbreaking innovations aims to promote a 'Good Balance, Better World' philosophy. Spanning the entirety of QSNCC, the event is set to captivate audiences over a ten-day period, from September 29th to October 8th , 2023.
SX2023, ASEAN's largest sustainability expo, represents a collaborative effort uniting various sectors, including government, private enterprises, and community organisations. Rooted in the principle of 'Sufficiency for Sustainability,' the event inspires collective action towards sustainability. With the cooperation of over 100 regional and global organisations, SX2023 has gathered more than 300 experts from around the world and a network of sustainable businesses from Thai and international companies, totalling over 500 entities. The event features discussion forums and exhibitions in 8 zones, aiming to empower organisations and the general public to work together in creating sustainability and reducing long-term environmental impacts.
Tongjai Thanachanan, Director of Sustainability Expo 2023 (SX2023), said, “Our primary goal in organising the Sustainability Expo is to propel our nation towards a more sustainable future. We are dedicated to disseminating cutting-edge knowledge and innovations within the realm of sustainability. Through the course of our successful prior editions, it has become increasingly evident that every sector has been aware of and prioritises sustainability. As we embark on SX2023 this year, our commitment remains unwavering—to meticulous attention to detail and a comprehensive consideration of sustainability, encompassing the economic, social, and environmental dimensions. Furthermore, our event venue should strictly adhere to well-defined sustainability guidelines.”
“QSNCC stands as the preeminent venue, showcasing its comprehensive ability to fulfil every requirement of SX2023. This encompasses meticulous planning in sustainable architectural design, the energy-efficient facilities, the use of environmentally friendly materials, and convenient access via the subway system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, it seamlessly integrates with Benjakitti Park, providing a public space that encourages neighbouring communities to engage in collective activities. QSNCC serves as a green platform, connecting individuals and inspiring their active participation in shaping a sustainable future for our world.”
Surapol Uthintu, Chief Executive Officer of N.C.C. Management and Development Co., Ltd., the operator of QSNCC, stated, “We are honoured to once again serve as the venue for the SX event. This reflects the confidence in QSNCC's sustainable development across all aspects. The SX event is a regional-level sustainability expo that is well-known to all sectors. Being its host venue provides us with a significant opportunity to showcase QSNCC's potential in hosting internationally recognised sustainable events and underscores our commitment to promoting and advancing sustainability.
It is an integral part of our dedication to enhancing both the environmental quality and the quality of life for the surrounding communities.”
Beyond SX2023, QSNCC has earned the trust of both Thai and international organisers as a preferred venue for sustainability-focused events. These encompass the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, the ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2023, and The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress 2023, scheduled for November 12th to 15th this year.