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Integrated communications training programme launched for the business events industry

Zadro looks to fill the growing skills gap for an integrated market with the launch of Zadro University, (ZU), a professional and practical integrated communications training programme for professionals in the APAC region.

Key lessons from Global SITE + MPI Forum 2018

How neuroscience and a twist of brand design got the audience thinking differently

5 changes you should make for a better 2018

Biz Events Asia selects the most common changes industry professionals would make to better cope with possible economic uncertainties.

MICE Capabilities to launch new Event 101 curriculum

The initiative aims to create a sustainable workforce by equipping students, the future MICE leaders, with the practical knowledge and expertise to face the challenges of the fast-moving meetings industry.

How to apply Duty of Care to your business travel programme

The escalation of threats and growing instability surrounding health and travel security in the business travel and events markets have increased the need to adequately implement and communicate Duty of Care practices.

Can digitisation cause more dilemma than aid for associations?

Association experts weigh in on whether digital advancements can truly help to create more sustainable communities and drive memberships or create more confusion as new technological innovations take form.

Business travel safety and security reach new precedence

In the first global declaration committed to the mobile workforce, over 100 world leaders pledged their commitment to the health, safety, and security of business travellers at the 21st World Congress held in Singapore in September 2017.

How to design meetings with more purpose

A white paper released at IMEX America 2017 trade show encouraged event strategists to move beyond the financial return on investment (ROI) and learning outcomes when planning events.

WATCH: Trends in upcoming years for meetings and events industry

What are the main trends that will continue to impact business events in the next few years? Global DMC and event management company Pacific World caught up briefly with two meeting experts at IMEX 2017 trade show to find out.

WATCH: Events Travel Asia talks event spaces at So Sofitel Bangkok

At Thailand Incentive and Convention Association's inaugural networking extravaganza organised by Events Travel Asia, we talk space utilisation at So Sofitel Bangkok and more.

Death of meeting experts in 2050?

Bold predictions and avant-garde concepts formed by young industry professionals and students at the Singapore MICE Forum 2017 may have provoked incredulity and gasps from the audience, but their prophetic statements may not be as far-fetched as we think.

The bespoke philosophy of luxury events management

What sets luxury event and incentive management apart from ordinary business event planning is more than just the deep pocket budget.

Event contingency plans to multiply in importance: Incentive Research Foundation

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) has released a white paper that explores disruption mitigation strategies for meetings and incentives and provides insights on how partners prepare for and handle disruptions.

Unconventional Experiences at Singapore MICE Forum 2017

Claire Smith, Vice President, Sales & Marketing at the Vancouver Convention Centre will be guest speaking at the Singapore MICE Forum (SMF) 2017.

Future host cities announced for PCMA Convening Leaders

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has revealed confirmed destinations for its annual Convening Leaders event for 2019 and 2020.

Professional Events Management (PEvM) course by SACEOS

Interested in acquiring the skills and confidence needed to architecture and manage event clients? Here's why the course can provide the tools needed to meet your goals.

WATCH: PCMA attendees speak up about education

What does professional education mean to you? Biz Events Asia heads to New York and speaks with event professionals at the PCMA Education Conference 2017 about what education means to them and how they can apply it in their professional growth.

WATCH: How important is accreditation?

Biz Events Asia speaks to creative meeting and event experts to discuss the importance of professional training and industry accreditation in the hospitality and business events industries, and learns about AccorHotels' continued commitment to education.

WATCH: Biz Events Asia at KOTO's cooking class

Unlike an ordinary team building cooking class, KOTO, which stands for ‘Know One, Teach One’, is a non-profit organisation founded by Jimmy Pham. The institution helps transform the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk youths in Vietnam through its holistic

WATCH: Profit for purpose: CSR in Vietnam

Biz Events Asia heads to Na Chao Village in Mai Chau, a rural district in the Hoa Binh province of Vietnam, to learn about what it takes for organisations to be involved in a long-term community project as part of their CSR that truly make a difference.

Sands Resorts Macao presents its ultimate event experience

Two years in the making, the first “Ultimate Download - Asia’s Leading Meetings & Events Destination” familiarisation experience hosted by Sands Resorts Macao brought together 170 delegates in an ambitious initiative that highlighted its best business eve

Marriott brings APAC’s first TED Salon to Thailand

Asia Pacific’s first TED Salon held at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park last week explored topics such as robotics’ role in cleaner oceans, art and an online farmers’ market in China, sparking new views on travel and innovation.

5 things to consider before booking your next unique venue

Designing the event according to the audience profile is key to success. Aligning expectations is a good start when considering a unique venue for your next event.

How you talk to your audience matters

Customers are most drawn to content that has their experience at heart. How your brand is communicating with your target audience is crucial as part of your competitive customer acquisition strategy.

IACC white paper reveals how younger delegates are influencing meetings

IACC released phase one of its second annual ‘Meeting Room of the Future’ white paper predicting the meeting rooms and spaces of the future and improving meeting dynamics.

Immersive learning in New York City

800 business events strategists convened in New York City for the PCMA Education Conference held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel this week and were introduced to immersive learning experiences through six unique locations across the city.

WATCH: Event planners want to be engaged

As the business events industry gears up for Singapore MICE Forum 2017’s re:imagine #EngagE theme, Biz Events Asia talks to event planners at IMEX Frankfurt about their take on engagement. What’s yours?

5 ways to incorporate TCM into your meetings and incentives

From food and herbs to team building activities, understand what Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is and how it can benefit meeting and incentive planners and groups alike travelling in Beijing.

Are companies losing money to corporate travel’s dearth of audit?

New multi-level analysis by BCD Travel finds that failure to use effective audit practices costs companies hundreds of millions of dollars per year in missed hotel discounts.

The business events industry lacks support from their own city

The IMEX Frankfurt opening ceremony’s keynote speaker calls for greater collaboration between the business events industry and their cities.

New online learning portal launched for incentive travel professionals

The SITE Foundation has granted a large fund for the development of a new online education and certification platform.

How unique venues alter the predictability of meetings and events

The pressure is mounting for both event planners and suppliers to get creative as participants get savvier by every event they last attended. To engage the audience, more has to be done; the creativity benchmark has to be lifted every single time.

SITE + MPI Global Forum opens call for speakers

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have launched a search for speakers at SITE + MPI Global Forum.

Watch: How can hotels remain creative and maintain loyalty?

Biz Events Asia interviews Natalie Simmons, Global General Manager at cievents and Caroline Gair, Director of Supplier Relations at cievents about what hotels can do to remain creative and retain loyalty in clients in a world of change and uncertainty.

3 simple and cost-effective ways to kick-start sustainable event practices

Sustainability in events has become more sophisticated over the years and it can be daunting if you have only just started to incorporate some of these elements into your events.

Are you paying enough attention to event design?

The concept of event design is not new to Asia; however, there is a long list of reasons for not investing in the art of event design. Often, the lack of understanding of event design gets misconstrued as the lack of need for it.

The importance of crisis management at events

In times of uncertainty and with an increasing number of incidents occurring globally, risk management has emerged as one of the key priorities when planning for an event.

The big change heading to PCMA’s education conference

Organisers of the PCMA Education Conference have decided to forgo the ease of having attendees attend educational sessions under one roof and instead spread them across New York.

6 tips to avoid an Oscar mix-up at your next event

Human error, probability theory, celebrity distraction – regardless the mitigating explanation behind this mistake, here’s how to avoid a similar blunder at your next event.

How to reinvent frequently used destinations

For some meetings and events, there may only be a limited number of destinations that make the cut in terms of safety, infrastructure and industry expertise, often requiring event planners to break new grounds.

5 ways to win event sponsorships through better communication

Sponsors need to know exactly what’s in it for them. Create winning proposals by making an impact and reshaping your persuasion structure to deliver great results.

Melbourne Convention Bureau releases future of meetings report

Australia – Reputable industry bodies document 25 years of change in the meetings industry to predict the way meeting participants will communicate, and the elements that will impact the industry in the next few years.

8 event marketing best practices to attract conference attendees

Conference attendees register based on the quality of content and speakers, as well as the engaging factors that make the event compelling. Here are eight simple steps to ensure your event marketing brings you to the finish line.

SACEOS launches professional education programme

Singapore – The Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) introduces #Educate, an industry-leading professional education content now available for all industry professionals throughout Asia.

5 business event trends that matter

Global - We highlight five trends for meetings, incentives and events from Pacific World's Trends Report as identified by the company's global destination experts.

Penang releases its first business events review

Malaysia – The Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) has released its first ever business events industry review to provide a summary of PCEB’s activities in their first year of operations and insights on factors affecting the industry.

4 key trends to redesign your event experience

Event participants are getting more selective with the events they attend. Leverage on these four key trends to change the way you design your event with the participants’ interest at heart.

3 must-knows to close an event deal

Maintaining relationships are at the core of every business. Here's what every venue sales professional and event planner need to know to form successful relationships and retain customer loyalty.

The meaning of trust in the collaborative economy

Guest speaker Rachel Botsman at this week’s PCMA Convening Leaders 2017 conference spoke about the power of collaboration and trust enabled by technologies, and gave audiences much to ponder about trust in the digital age.

Planning an event that stands out

As an event planner, you need to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. These practical steps can help create an event strategy that will make a world of difference in the way you manage your events and the experience your attendees will take away.

PCMA to broadcast Convening Leaders sessions live to Asia

Asia – For the first time, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will broadcast its flagship event “Convening Leaders” from Austin, Texas, to business event professional in Asia.

FCM Travel reveals business travel trends for 2017

Global – Bertrand Saillet, General Manager at FCM Travel Solutions SEA identifies business travel growth trends in a heightened volatile market impacted by unexpected world events.

Meet green: organising events with purpose

Great achievements are rarely the result of a single action of an individual, and events provide that space to achieve productivity in the spirit of altruism.

Changing issues for professional conference organisers

Getting things done in Asia according to international expectations often loses something in translation. Being aware of these gaps is a first step to resolving misunderstandings.

Tips to make your event marketing successful

How you engage and the way you approach your target audience matter.

What venues do that drive planners mad

It was an interesting change in perspective when Ciara Feely, a hotel conference sales specialist, shared the responses she got from a group of event planners on what their suppliers do to drive them mad.

Greener events in the palm of your hand

Thinking of going more sustainable for your event but don’t know where to start? Your smartphone is the perfect start.

Case Study: BMW makes an electrifying splash at the FIA Formula E HKT Hong Kong ePrix

Hong Kong - It was history in the making when the FIA Formula E Championship announced a race in Hong Kong for 2016. BMW envisioned a series of events and activities to complement the race and highlight its new electric cars.

Meetings safety and security

The issue of safety and security is prevalent in every meeting and event professionals’ minds. Here’s a look at some of the issues and risk management best practices identified by a group of key industry players at the ibtm world trade show.

ibtm world: 8 ways to increase participant engagement at events

Becki Cross of Events Northern Ltd presented eight tactics to better engage attendees at the Innovation Zone of the ibtm world 2016 trade show.

ibtm world: 2017, are you doom or bloom?

ibtm world kicked off with a full audience pensively waiting for the 2017 Trends Watch Report by Dr. Rob Davidson of MICE Knowledge.

The unstoppable rise of bogus association meetings

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), well known for its stringent membership criteria has recently detected that some meetings listed might not be all that they seem.

Association leaders share why Singapore is winning bids

In its 10th year of the Conference Ambassador Programme, the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau hosted a panel discussion where luminaries from their respective associations shared insights from their international conference bidding experience.

Associations on fire – partnership and association challenges

What really matters to association organisers.

Collaborative meetings at ICCA 2016

Malaysia - The 55th ICCA Congress kicks off with a panel of experts discussing how second-tier cities can be a force to be reckoned with when experience is kept at the heart of meeting design.

Let #fearlessness be your leadership trump card

The world had a lot to take in yesterday when the newsfeed was clogged with articles and comments about the outcome of the American election. Many were angry, some feared for their safety, while others turned it into comic relief.

Closing the gap between academia and the real world

Singapore – To build a sustainable and quality workforce, the business events industry has been focusing on closing the gap between theoretical learnings in school and the practical realities of the working environment.

It’s time to slow down

Sleepless. Breathless. Worry. Stress. Key words that may underpin the statement “I am busy” city dwellers so often make. Ever sang a slow love song in rapid rhythm and it sounded completely wrong or the lyrics are not as meaningful as they were intended?

Keeping the audience in the heart of meeting design

To sustain delegate interest and engagement, event organisers cannot afford to ignore the layout, breaks, and engagement in meetings.

Show me the money: when incentive expectations run high

With expectations often beyond what budgets can bring, the pressure is on incentive planners to deliver memorable and stunning programmes that engage both hearts and minds.

Customer service is key to brand success in Asia

Sincere and authentic customer service will help brands stand out in Asia’s competitive business landscape today, writes Neeta Lachmandas, Executive Director, Institute of Service Excellence, Singapore Management University.

Client says: Communication is key to incentive delivery

Familiar with cievents’ dazzling delivery of the Flight Centre Limited Global Ball? cievents share from the perspective of a client the key elements of a successful incentive programme.

What venue operations need to know about managing incentives

Sydney-based business events legend Malu Barrios shares her perspective gained from over 30 years of experience managing incentives and large-scale events.

Forget orange – meeting design is the new black

Two business events veterans are injecting new meaning into meetings by turning the attention towards creative and thoughtful meeting design.

How to invest in your middle managers

Thomas Wai, Regional Director, Asia Pacific at global talent powerhouse Talent Plus, offers seven effective strategies.

Nanyang Polytechnic develops digital talent with Suntec Singapore

Singapore – Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) and Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore) entered a two-year partnership whereby Interactive & Digital Media students will produce creatives through internship opportunities and industry

CWT forecasts volatility in the ERM sector in 2017

Global – The Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) 2017 Energy, Resources and Marine Forecast highlighted trends in key sectors and what to expect from airfares and hotel room rates in major markets.

The death of event experiential marketing

Direct from IMEX America 2016 in Las Vegas –Timo Kiuru, CEO of The Unthinkable, started the knowledge session with a statement, “Welcome to the death of event experiential marketing.” Kiuru, recognised by Connect Corporate Magazine as...

Sustainable tourism forum addresses issues of “touristification”

Korea – The Seoul International Fair and Sustainable Tourism Forum 2016 held from September 20-21 at the Grand Hilton Hotel, Seoul, discussed sustainable, coexisting tourism in mega-cities.

Risk management best practices

Global – Addressing the issue of safety, security and risk management, Pacific World has created content and advices for the industry.

MISE and SITE bring CIS Certification Programme to Macao

Macao – The Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS) Certification Programme launched in Macao with a two-day education programme for 30 local industry professionals at the Macao Trade and Investment Institute

How integrated marketing adds value to business events

Global – Mark Cooper, CEO of international business events association IACC, believes there is an effective marketing platform for venues aiming to expand locally and globally.

GET GLOBAL to debut in Sydney in 2017

Taking place at International Convention Centre Sydney on July 28, 2017, GET GLOBAL is a new exhibition and conference that will focus exclusively on Australia’s outbound business events market.

Sustainable Meetings Conference unveils list of esteemed speakers

The annual Sustainable Meetings Conference (SMC) is set to maximise experiential learning through interactive sharing of latest trends, insights, opportunities and strategies with thought leaders and innovators.

IMEX America launches comprehensive education programme

These education sessions at IMEX America this year will enable meeting professionals to gain from the best minds in the business events sector.

APAC business travel demonstrates resilience

Findings from the Hotel Price Radar Q2 2016 report by HRS revealed that Tokyo, Sydney and Singapore retained top spots in business travel while emerging cities demonstrated growth despite global geopolitical uncertainty.

Destination Marketing: An Industry's Responsibility

Promoting a destination is not just a bureau's responsibility. Planners will choose a destination when its industry works as one collaborative team.

Destination Marketing - Q&A: Serious Business

The ability to track and measure the economic impact of business events creates a sustainable future for the industry.

Knowledge: Cool Destination, Hot Marketing

A half-constructed conference centre, a bludgeoning banking crisis and topping it all off, quite literally, an erupting volcano disrupting flight access to the country might lead one to forgive a destination for giving up the ghost in trying to promote it

Is event pay pushing people out?

Asia Pacific – Researches are showing that higher paying industries are luring our best and brightest in the business events industry.

CWT research shows 20 percent of business travellers choose bleisure

Singapore – Analysis of 29 million business trips by Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s (CWT) Solutions Group showed that one in five business travellers opt for bleisure, a statistic that has not changed since 2011.

Inaugural Fairmont study reveals luxury travel trends

Global – Findings from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury Insights Report show that travellers define cultural immersion and emotional connections to historic and iconic hotel destinations as the "new luxury" in travel.

Are event bureaux well-loved by planners?

Global - Event bureaux continue to be a driving force behind economic development for business events, backed by the overwhelming support of event professionals throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Knowledge: Behind the Glitter

James and Tamara Lohan, the real-life couple behind Mr & Mrs Smith boutique hotels website, speak to Biz Events Asia about the essence of modern luxury travel and hospitality.

ibtm china reveals 7 key education topics

China – The ibtm china trade show will build on the seven key education topics that were implemented across the portfolio last year in its popular Knowledge Forum this year.

ACTE Education Forum addresses the corporate millennials

The latest ACTE Education Forum in Singapore held on April 21, 2016, at The Westin Singapore delved into technology, policies and decisions.

Pacific World expands operations into Austria

Austria – Global DMC and event management company, Pacific World, has announced expansion of their European operations, offering meetings and event solutions to include Austria, following the opening of their offices in Germany.

ITB Asia 2016 announces inaugural dedicated MICE Day

Singapore – ITB Asia 2016 will showcase its strongest meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) line up to-date with a full day conference programme dedicated to the growing sector.

Survey reveals the region’s obsession with trends

Do you like keeping up to date with industry trends? Need to know what’s new, what’s hot, what’s in style? Well, you’re not alone.

The Creativity and Innovation Edition: Underpinning Craftsmanship

In an increasingly competitive market, how far would one push to stay ahead of competition even if it means brainstorming ideas with clients in the presence of the competitors?

Singapore responds to tourism challenges with sharpened strategies and support

The Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) annual Tourism Industry Conference revealed performance figures, new initiatives, strategies and support, and announced the rebranding of a national awards programme.

IACC Meeting Room of The Future publishes its first meetings research

Global -- IACC unveiled the global survey results of a meetings research initiative conducted and reported following the survey of global meeting planners.

Wired Up: Technology rings conference style changes in China

Xi Jinping taking office as President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in late 2012 has had quite an impact on the meetings industry in China, especially his anti-corruption campaign starting in 2013.

6 ways to be a smarter business traveller

Global - Holiday Inn Express believes that being a smart business traveller can be done by clocking in more playtime. Having a balance also helps business travellers feel refreshed and inspired, motivated and excited to do it all again.

Mind your meetings

Australia - Health, well-being and sustainability are increasingly top-of-mind for meeting and event planners these days.

Legal Mind: Striking a Balance

Whether in the event, hotel or legal industry, working mums often have to make a choice between family and career. Vicki Heng shares how organisations such as Mums@Work in Singapore can help overcome this dilemma.

Delve Into Australia: AIME 2016 paves the way for business events growth

Keeping true to the ever-changing business events landscape, the 24th Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) showcased a relentless expansion of infrastructure in the region, along with new programmes for the industry to learn and network

Delve Into Australia: Beauty and Brains Renaissance

Sydney has never been busier as the city calls itself Australia's new financial hub.

Delve Into Australia: Capital Access

Canberra, the nation's capital, piques buyers' interest post direct international flight announcements

Delve Into Australia: Medical Sensory

Adelaide's increased focus on the medical field entices congresses like the ANZOS-AOCO Obesity Conference 2017, calling for an Asian Oceanian solution for lifestyle changes.

Delve Into Malaysia: Green Jewel Archipelago

Langkawi Island, the Jewel of Kedah and UNESCO World Geopark is a sustainable event wonderland.

Knowledge: Qualifying Event Inquiries

How would an event planner define a qualified and an unqualified business event lead?

The Associations Congresses Edition: Staying Ahead of the Game

Singapore's focus on leadership commands international association attention through global partnership and sound reputation.

The Associations Congresses Edition: Associations Advancing in Asia

Stronger by grouping American and Australian groups of association executives share experiences and training to help develop good governance models in Asia based associations challenging some long held out of date practices.

The Associations Congresses Edition: Call to Action

MyCEB supports a sustainable future for Malaysia's Association Community

Delve Into Thailand: Community the core of sustainability

A recent golf event at Laguna Phuket shone a light on how deep-rooted the group is in maintaining a sustainable relationship with its community and environment.

AIME 2016 paves way for business events growth

Australia - Keeping true to the ever-changing business events landscape, the 24th Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) showcased a relentless expansion of infrastructure in the region.

Delve Into Hong Kong: Live communication

Biz Events Asia ventures into Hong Kong to showcase talent that focuses on communication strategies for their event delivery capabilities.

The Communication Strategies Edition: Linking the dots

Biz Events Asia brings you insights on the importance and effectiveness of good communication strategies.

The Communication Strategies Edition: False perception

Like marketing, the function of communication has traditionally been viewed as the “necessary evil” in expenditure.

The Communication Strategies Edition: The modern communication

The role of communication has become exponentially more important today than ever before.

The Communication Strategies Edition: Mind changer examples

For most event planners, the exacting demands of the market today put immense pressure on the way they need to think about events.

The Communication Strategies Edition: Spend to make money

Investing in proper automated tracking tools may save labour costs in the long run.

Trends watch at ibtm world

Back by popular demand, Rob Davidson, Managing Director, MICE Knowledge and ibtm world Industry Analyst illustrates key global trends that will affect the business events industry at the ibtm world 2016 trade show.

The Trend Edition: Keeping up with the times

Biz Events Asia scoured business journals, interviews with industry leaders and reflections on the big changes going on around us.

The Trend Edition: Trend 03 - Transparent Collaboration

There are a few forces that come together in 2016 that will see an increase in transparent collaboration as a business model in the events industry.

CWT report reveals safety and security as priority in 2016 corporate travel; and more

Asia Pacific - The latest Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) report suggests 2016 in corporate travel will focus on safety and security; the same focus that travellers in Asia Pacific have their eyes on.

Centara is now Central Hospitality International

Thailand – With the New Year comes a refreshed corporate identity for Centara Hotels & Resorts, which has been renamed to Central Hospitality International (CHi). The hotel brands, products and services will remain unchanged.

Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central heralded as “Sheraton Grand” property

Macau – Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has announced the designation of Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central as a Sheraton Grand hotel

Hyatt: Rewards for planners

Hyatt Gold Passport Planner Rewards programme is more generous than most on the market.

Grand Hyatt: Tailoring the Experience (Advertorial)

Grand Hyatt hotel brand does its homework to find out what business event delegates really want.

Grand Hyatt: Creating Memories (Advertorial)

Special moments or memorable event spaces can ensure delegates will never forget a Grand Hyatt event.

Grand Hyatt: Focus on Food (Advertorial)

Catering can really take centre stage at business events at all Grand Hyatt hotels.

Six new Alila properties meeting planners can look out for

Global - Alila, the contemporary luxury brand under Commune Hotels & Resorts, renowned for its architecture, design and strict eco credentials, will launch six new properties in 2016.

GuocoLand and AccorHotels in landmark deal for new Sofitels in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

Global – AccorHotels has signed a landmark deal with GuocoLand to manage the group’s two new hotels at Tanjong Pagar Centre, Singapore, and Damansara City, Kuala Lumpur.

Catalonia to host Network of Indian MICE Agents’ first convention

Spain – The city of Barcelona – Catalonia has won the bid to host the first Network of Indian MICE Agents (NIMA) conference from February 1-6 2016, bringing 65 of their agents to explore the region.

Top 3 tips to get your sponsorship opportunity recognised by global brands

Global – The Asian marketplace has become a tremendous opportunity for global brands, but even the most sophisticated organisations need to adapt to effectively realise this.

Amplifying engagement through social media partnerships

Whether we like it or not, social media has become one of the fastest and most effective tools to create content and engage people. To compete in a global market, these businesses have utilised social media platforms to reach audiences far and wide...

More meeting venues with record high signings and openings for Starwood in 2015

USA – With 220 new signed hotel management and franchise agreements plus 105 hotel openings, Starwood scored a record high in 2015 – welcome news for meetings and conference planning.

New Ramada on Kuta Precinct widens Wyndham's footprint in Bali

Indonesia – Wyndham Hotel Group has introduced Ramada Bali Sunset Road Kuta to strengthen its portfolio of brands in South East Asia as part of its larger global development strategy. The company believes Ramada Bali Sunset Road will become a landmark hot

Wee Teck Chan is George P. Johnson Company Singapore’s new MD

Singapore – Wee Teck Chan has assumed the role of Managing Director Singapore for George P. Johnson, and will oversee the expansion of the Singapore office which includes the growth of its already significant digital capabilities.

Thailand introduces standard to ensure quality of business events venues

Thailand - Thailand sees certification as key to developing country’s competitiveness, and has set up an official standard in a bid to ensure the quality of its business events venues.

Park Hotel Group sets foresight to boost business events scene in the region

Allen Law, Chief Executive Officer of Park Hotel Group, shares insights on market trends, corporate social responsibility, and more.

More self-service check-in kiosks in China to cope with rising passenger numbers

China - China’s airports are coping with increasing passenger numbers by offering self-service check-in kiosks and other technologies to smoothen passenger process, according to a new survey.

Le Meridien opens 10th property in India, plus its first resort

India – Le Meridien Nagpur in Central India has opened as the 10th hotel for the brand in the nation, signalling the increasing demand for more event spaces and outdoor venues in the country.

Knowledge: Best Cities keeps on doing it for event organisers

BestCities Global Alliance’s unified model of commitment to excellence is key to sustainable association management.

ibtm knowledge programmes to challenge business event thought models

Spain – Existing thought models will be challenged in this year’s IBTM knowledge programmes, to be delivered at IBTM World in Barcelona from November 17 to 19, 2015.

Is talent management important to your business?

Singapore – Biz Events Asia is set to host a panel to discuss “The Importance of Talent Management: How to Improve the Profitability of your Business through Talent Management?” on October 22, 1230 hours at this year’s ITB Asia (October 21 – 23, 2015).

The Procurement Issue: Finding solutions through offline conversation

Uncovering much needed conversations in the strategic procurement of business events

The Procurement Issue: Challenges that hinder the event procurement process

Challenges that hinder the event procurement process

Knowledge: The Art of Professionalism

What are the key factors that make or break professionalism?

MCI forms global alliance with Emirates airline

Global - Events company MCI has formed a global alliance with Emirates, appointing it the official airline for its international events. In turn, MCI will be the airline’s preferred PCO.

The Incentive Travel Issue: Reward, Attract and Retain

Biz Events Asia highlights key trends and important elements of the incentive travel business in its current form.

Public Relations: The search for why and how we can take PR to the boardroom

For many, when one thinks of public relations, they think of champagne swirling media junkies whom you call in a crisis. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth

Legal Mind: Bridging legal and sales

Clear communication between departments have never been more crucial in preventing legal risks in businesses.

Meaningful Incentives

Incentivising and rewarding a generation that may not wait a year for performance appraisal.

Mitigating risk in incentive travel

When should incentive travel plans be put on hold in the face of a natural disaster or potential health epidemic? Ronald Loke of Arthur J. Gallagher guides corporate event planners to achieve an ideal mind set where the unexpected is expected.

Associations at the heart of business events

Guest editor John Peacock, general manager of Australia-based Associations Forum, suggests a strong correlation between associations and business events.

Chicago's Empress of Schmooze

Biz Events Asia experienced lasting passion from Audrey Gordon, a special events veteran based in Chicago, through the power of social media.

Knowledge: Find the event sponsorship ROI sweet spot

One can only deliver an event sponsorship objective if it is fully known or understood from the beginning.

Knowledge: Engage speakers the right way

Engage speakers for an event with a comprehensive agreement to minimise risks or unwanted surprises.

Knowledge: Understanding Associations

Whether you are delivering an event from within an association or as outsourced help, there are things about the unusual market that you might need to know.

The Luxury of Talent

Scrap the idea of a talent crunch: We have the talent in Asia. But do we know how to get the right hire?

Malaysia wins third insurance congress bid

Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur is set to be the host destination for the 16th Asia Pacific Life Insurance Congress (16th APLIC) taking place May 17 – 19, 2017.

Myanmar, Thailand join hands to attract long-haul visitors

ASEAN – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) together with Bangkok Airways and the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar has launched a joint familiarisation trip to promote products and services to the Europe and US markets.

Singapore extends visa validity to boost visitor arrivals from China

Singapore – The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has extended the validity of Multiple Journey Visas (MJVs) issued to nationals from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), in line with efforts of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to increase visit

Pacific World partners local DMC in Japan

Japan – The strategic alliance with JTB Global Marketing & Travel will help Pacific World showcase Japan as a meetings and incentive destination.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts adds to its portfolio

Global – Preferred Hotels & Resorts has introduced six new properties scheduled to launch by the end of this year. Ideal for the business events market, these independent hotels can accommodate intimate retreats or large-scale business events.

Business Events Australia, Dynasty Travel join forces to attract Singapore market

Singapore – Following its recent stop in Hangzhou, China during its North Asia Showcase, Business Events Australia together with Dynasty Travel reached out to Singapore-based buyers during its Southeast Asia Showcase.

OZO Wesley Hong Kong

Hong Kong - OZO Wesley Hong Kong is now offering a 20 percent discount on meeting packages booked with 20 or more room nights for any business event.

Grand Hyatt Incheon

South Korea - Grand Hyatt Incheon has launched a new “Grand Value Meeting Package” designed to provide meeting and event planners as well as medical tourism extra value and support from now till June 30, 2016.

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Sofitel Mumbai BKC

Book now for a ‘Magnifique’ stay at the Sofitel Mumbai BKC and rediscover luxury, coupled with personalized service and serenity in the heart of Mumbai.

Novotel Singapore on Stevens

Meet with success in our modern and contemporary function rooms, equipped with fast internet, live video webcast, high technology equipment, ergonomic furniture and natural daylight. Let our meeting experts organize your event, catered to your needs.

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

Host your event at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort with a minimum of USD15,000 net revenue per event and receive extra benefits!

Fairmont Makati

Fairmont Makati luxury hotel features over 1,700 square meters of versatile meeting and function space, including an 859 square meter ballroom accommodating up to 600 diners. Additional meeting rooms for 30 to 40 guests are also available.

Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square

The Sofitel Convention Center is the largest business venue in the region and includes a 1,100-square meter pillarless Grand Ballroom accommodating up to 1,000 people for cocktail functions.

OZO Wesley Hong Kong

OZO Wesley Hong Kong, located only a 15-minute walk away from one of the city’s major exhibition venues, provides not only cosy and stylish accommodation for business travellers, but also the space for a perfect meeting, seminar or event.

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

Renowned as host to the most exclusive events, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa offers unforgettable and personalised experiences for your company. State-of-art function spaces can accommodate up to 120 attendees for elegant soirées and cocktail parties.

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

Surrounded by unparalleled views of the South China Sea with natural daylight illuminated indoor spaces, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa’s 1,300 square metres of event space can be customized to suit any theme, attendance and functions.

Wyndham Legend Halong

Wyndham Legend Halong locates on the coastline of Bai Chay with stunning views of the World Heritage listed site Ha Long Bay and Bai Chay Bridge; whilst offering an easy access to the downtown and surrounding attractions.

NUO Hotel Beijing

For annual parties that truly impress, there is nowhere more inspiring than NUO Hotel Beijing. The spectacular Yongle Grand Ballroom was designed to provide the ideal environment to celebrate your company’s achievements.

The Langham Hong Kong

Stage an immersive meeting to deliver an experiential environment that fully engages delegates with The Langham, Hong Kong’s Meaningful Meetings for the Senses.

Sands Resorts Macao

Create the ultimate “smart” event all under one roof with Smart Meetings at Sands Resorts Macao, comprising seven distinctive properties spanning over 150,000 sq m of versatile meeting spaces.

Novotel Danang Premier Han River

Uniquely located in Danang downtown on the beautifully designed West Bank of the Han River, Novotel Danang Premier Han River is set to take its place as a premier hotel and events venue.

Harbour Grand Hong Kong

From now until December 2017, plan your meeting at Harbour Grand Hong Kong to enjoy complimentary room or suite upgrade, and more.

Marina Mandarin Singapore

Marina Mandarin Singapore seeks to deliver the best as they cater to business needs with their full suite of dedicated facilities and services.

The St. Regis Singapore

The St. Regis Singapore invites meeting and event planners to join the hotel’s efforts in building a better environment. Its sustainable meeting offer allows you to go green and contributes to the venue’s plans for more eco-conscious corporate events.

Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa

Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa is offering a new dimension for meetings and events.

Amara Singapore

MICE organisers and guests looking to host their events at Amara Singapore now have the option to enjoy an array of Halal-certified menus which are exclusively prepared and served from its events kitchen.

The Slate Phuket

Relaunched in August 2016, The Slate Phuket is offering a holistic wellbeing MICE package to encourage creativity and team-bonding for the modern, health-conscious business executive.


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The evolving landscape of AI in business events

Technology is front and centre in our daily operations and interactions, with governments and businesses pondering the right moves. Biz Events Asia finds out how advancing technologies are affecting engagement strategies and event design.

ICC Sydney reports $785 million generation for New South Wales in first year

Delegates who attended events at International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) generated AUD785 million (USD621.5 million) in direct expenditure for the State in its first year of operation.

Integrated communications training programme launched for the business events industry

Zadro looks to fill the growing skills gap for an integrated market with the launch of Zadro University, (ZU), a professional and practical integrated communications training programme for professionals in the APAC region.

Penang hits one billion ringgit mark for business events

Penang closed its year on an all-time high, having reached MYR1 billion (USD252.8 million) in the overall Estimated Economy Impact (EEI) for 2017, according to a recent report by the Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB).

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