Kritidech Srabua- Founder / CEO Oriental Events & Leisure
Optimism is always refreshing but, when such optimism is combined with wide experience and keen insight, it can be truly inspiring.
Kritidech (Krit) Srabua is a true Phuket icon and his wide circle of friends and business associates extend way beyond these island shores. Born and raised on the island his extended family is deeply rooted in its lush soils and his commitment has always been to preserve the best of island life. Hungry for knowledge, Mr. Krit has worked and traveled extensively over the past 25 years in order to gain ideas and experience in the international travel business. Building on this knowledge he established the highly successful Oriental Events company on Phuket more than 10 years ago and he and his creative and operational teams have set a benchmark for high-end event production throughout Thailand and Southeast Asia. Adding offices in Bangkok and Chiang Mai in recent years, he has also built on his international contacts and his close ties with Thai government tourist development agencies. An early driving force in the importance of the international MICE market he has worked tirelessly to promote Thailand as a premier resort destination. With yearly visits to trade shows and road shows in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia he is always watching and listening and always seeking the best travel solutions for Phuket and Thailand.
A firm advocate of sustainable tourism, Mr. Krit also works hard to persuade others to respect the country’s and the island’s culture and traditions and to work in harmony with the rich natural resources. He understands well that perfection should always be aimed for but has the patience to work quietly in a more measured approach, “Phuket is filled with natural beauty and remains the very best value for money as a tropical island retreat” he proudly says, “but that is not to say that we do not still have some challenges to face.”
He is quick to acknowledge that the very success of Phuket as an international travel destination has sometimes come too quickly for timely private and government response and that we all have to work together on some pressing issues. He firmly believes that development of good public transport systems will bring many benefits to both local people and visitors and result in much needed improvements to road safety and traffic congestion as well as helping to ease some of Phuket’s contentious taxi issues. This is one of the many ways in which good cooperation between government and private interests can bring long term benefits for everyone and he is always very happy to promote such positive solutions.
This very optimistic Phuketian also has many pressing reasons for such a positive outlook on Phuket’s future. With over 100 staff in his organization, his lovely wife Mrs Pathitta at his side and four lively children, ranging in age from 10 to 20 years, to carry on his legacy he is indeed a very busy man. So what is Mr. Krit’s advice on hosting a successful event in Thailand? “Work closely with a well established Thai company with strong local connections that can plan and react quickly to every eventuality” responds Mr. Krit. Very good advice from this well respected professional, who always remains calm under pressure and is truly the perfect ambassador for this island paradise!
Mr. Kritidech Srabua (also affectionately known as Mr. Worapot until his spiritual advisor counseled that Kritidech was a name more suited to him) heads up the highly successful Oriental Events Company and also the Oriental Leisure Company, that arranges 5-star individual ‘tailor-made’ tours and DMC services throughout Southeast. He happily responds to both names, however, and is definitely the ‘go to’ man for all your event and party planning!
Having established his companies in Phuket in early 2002, Mr. Kritidech has now expanded his offices into Bangkok and Chiang Mai and has built a strong team of in-house design and construction specialists that work miracles on a daily basis. The highly talented creative teams are led by Kai – Florist and flower designer, Somchai -Production Director, Zam – Creative Director and Kae – Chief of Graphic Design. This dynamic quartet inhabits a rare world of creativity and boundless energy and ensures that every event is unique and special. If you can dream it, they can create it!
Already firmly established as the ultimate wedding specialist in the region, Mr. Kitidech has built a very impressive portfolio of discerning clients in this specialized field. The most respected wedding planners, agencies and event companies in Asia, India and the Middle East, as well as many A-list private clients, already have him on their speed dial!
Telephone Hotline: +66 (0)81 8955664 Check out the full list of services offered by Oriental Events and Oriental Leisure at www.oriental-events.net