Increasing Tradeshow & Exhibition Industry Competitiveness through Competency-based Hiring and Promotion: A Sales Executive Perspective

Nuttapong Jotikasthira

Volume 15 Issue 1

Global Journal of Management and Business

As a component of MICE industry, Exhibition and Tradeshow industry yields both economic and social benefits to Thailand in forms of direct foreign income, improved destination image, wealth distribution, and employment. Albeit its success in hosting endless list of world renowned tradeshows and exhibitions, the country is still considered less productive as compared to other leading MICE destinations in the region. Among other factors, human resource is one of the competitiveness components that need an urgent intervention not only to make the industry competitive vis-à-vis other rival destinations but also to keep pace with directionless and unpredictable changes. Competency based human resource management is now replacing its task-based counterparts for its adaptability and versatility to changes in industrial practices and market demands