The three co-organizers of the event have been closely monitoring the fast-changing political situation in Bangkok. Circumstances have worsened sharply in recent weeks, culminating in Thailand's government declaring a 60-day state of emergency on 21 January.
"Our top priority is the safety of all attendees which under the present circumstances could be compromised," the organizers said in a joint statement.
ACI World, ACI Asia-Pacific and The Moodie Report have therefore decided to postpone the event until 17-19 September 2014. By that point it is likely that the political situation will have stabilized. The same venue, The Pullman Bangkok King Power, has been retained to facilitate prior commitments and the event will be kindly hosted by King Power Group of Companies and Airports of Thailand.
Delegates can either seek a refund of their registration fee through ACI Asia-Pacific or simply have their registration transferred to the new September event. Similarly, for hotel bookings, delegates can obtain a full refund from the Pullman Bangkok King Power.