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.
How neuroscience and a twist of brand design got the audience thinking differently
Biz Events Asia selects the most common changes industry professionals would make to better cope with possible economic uncertainties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What sets luxury event and incentive management apart from ordinary business event planning is more than just the deep pocket budget.
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.
Claire Smith, Vice President, Sales & Marketing at the Vancouver Convention Centre will be guest speaking at the Singapore MICE Forum (SMF) 2017.
The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has revealed confirmed destinations for its annual Convening Leaders event for 2019 and 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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 IMEX Frankfurt opening ceremony’s keynote speaker calls for greater collaboration between the business events industry and their cities.
The SITE Foundation has granted a large fund for the development of a new online education and certification platform.
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.
The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have launched a search for speakers at SITE + MPI Global Forum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How you engage and the way you approach your target audience matter.
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.
Thinking of going more sustainable for your event but don’t know where to start? Your smartphone is the perfect start.
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.
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.
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 kicked off with a full audience pensively waiting for the 2017 Trends Watch Report by Dr. Rob Davidson of MICE Knowledge.
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.
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.
What really matters to association organisers.
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.
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.
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.
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?
To sustain delegate interest and engagement, event organisers cannot afford to ignore the layout, breaks, and engagement in meetings.
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.
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.
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.
Sydney-based business events legend Malu Barrios shares her perspective gained from over 30 years of experience managing incentives and large-scale events.
Two business events veterans are injecting new meaning into meetings by turning the attention towards creative and thoughtful meeting design.
Thomas Wai, Regional Director, Asia Pacific at global talent powerhouse Talent Plus, offers seven effective strategies.
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
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.
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...
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.
Global – Addressing the issue of safety, security and risk management, Pacific World has created content and advices for the industry.
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
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.
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.
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.
These education sessions at IMEX America this year will enable meeting professionals to gain from the best minds in the business events sector.
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.
Promoting a destination is not just a bureau's responsibility. Planners will choose a destination when its industry works as one collaborative team.
The ability to track and measure the economic impact of business events creates a sustainable future for the industry.
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
Asia Pacific – Researches are showing that higher paying industries are luring our best and brightest in the business events industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The latest ACTE Education Forum in Singapore held on April 21, 2016, at The Westin Singapore delved into technology, policies and decisions.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Global -- IACC unveiled the global survey results of a meetings research initiative conducted and reported following the survey of global meeting planners.
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.
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.
Australia - Health, well-being and sustainability are increasingly top-of-mind for meeting and event planners these days.
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.
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
Sydney has never been busier as the city calls itself Australia's new financial hub.
Canberra, the nation's capital, piques buyers' interest post direct international flight announcements
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.
Langkawi Island, the Jewel of Kedah and UNESCO World Geopark is a sustainable event wonderland.
How would an event planner define a qualified and an unqualified business event lead?
Singapore's focus on leadership commands international association attention through global partnership and sound reputation.
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.
MyCEB supports a sustainable future for Malaysia's Association Community
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.
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.
Biz Events Asia ventures into Hong Kong to showcase talent that focuses on communication strategies for their event delivery capabilities.
Biz Events Asia brings you insights on the importance and effectiveness of good communication strategies.
Like marketing, the function of communication has traditionally been viewed as the “necessary evil” in expenditure.
The role of communication has become exponentially more important today than ever before.
For most event planners, the exacting demands of the market today put immense pressure on the way they need to think about events.
Investing in proper automated tracking tools may save labour costs in the long run.
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.
Biz Events Asia scoured business journals, interviews with industry leaders and reflections on the big changes going on around us.
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.
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.
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.
Macau – Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has announced the designation of Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central as a Sheraton Grand hotel
Hyatt Gold Passport Planner Rewards programme is more generous than most on the market.
Grand Hyatt hotel brand does its homework to find out what business event delegates really want.
Special moments or memorable event spaces can ensure delegates will never forget a Grand Hyatt event.
Catering can really take centre stage at business events at all Grand Hyatt hotels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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 - 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.
Allen Law, Chief Executive Officer of Park Hotel Group, shares insights on market trends, corporate social responsibility, and more.
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.
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.
BestCities Global Alliance’s unified model of commitment to excellence is key to sustainable association management.
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.
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).
Uncovering much needed conversations in the strategic procurement of business events
Challenges that hinder the event procurement process
Why bother exhibiting?
What are the key factors that make or break professionalism?
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.
Biz Events Asia highlights key trends and important elements of the incentive travel business in its current form.
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
Clear communication between departments have never been more crucial in preventing legal risks in businesses.
Incentivising and rewarding a generation that may not wait a year for performance appraisal.
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.
Guest editor John Peacock, general manager of Australia-based Associations Forum, suggests a strong correlation between associations and business events.
Biz Events Asia experienced lasting passion from Audrey Gordon, a special events veteran based in Chicago, through the power of social media.
One can only deliver an event sponsorship objective if it is fully known or understood from the beginning.
Engage speakers for an event with a comprehensive agreement to minimise risks or unwanted surprises.
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.
Scrap the idea of a talent crunch: We have the talent in Asia. But do we know how to get the right hire?
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.
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 – 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
Japan – The strategic alliance with JTB Global Marketing & Travel will help Pacific World showcase Japan as a meetings and incentive destination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the vast economic impact to the racing pace of change, is the industry ready to raise the standards in the business of international meetings and conventions?
Success at an exhibition stand depends on canvassing and not selling, according to David Hackett of Meetings Guru Ltd.
A break in a meeting or conference programme does not have to be lost time. Plan your breaks for greater engagement and productivity.
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.
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.
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 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.
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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Stage an immersive meeting to deliver an experiential environment that fully engages delegates with The Langham, Hong Kong’s Meaningful Meetings for the Senses.
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.
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.
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 seeks to deliver the best as they cater to business needs with their full suite of dedicated facilities and services.
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 is offering a new dimension for meetings and events.
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.
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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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.
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.
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).
Does the procurement process value creativity and event objectives?
Will artificial intelligence and new technologies enhance or replace my business?
Over the past couple of years, mixed reality – sometimes called hybrid reality – has begun a rapid ascent.
So you want to host a successful event. But first, how your subscribers are being invited matters.
Sensory experiential events are a hot topic right now, and for good reason – they make guests more receptive to your key messages.
Any joined up strategy needs a joined up operational plan and it’s not enough to simply do some traditional marketing and business development.
Crafting a customised business event proposal takes effort, time and expertise, oftentimes with inputs coordinated across various cities.
Operating day in, day out within the industry, we frequently forget to take the time to look beyond.
Personalisation has undoubtedly shifted the way marketers connect with their audience and is a thoroughly proven way for improving a company’s bottom line. But what does personalisation look like in the business events industry? And is the industry ready?
In the world of MICE, a successful event is the outcome of dozens, sometimes thousands of decisions, interactions, problems and negotiations. When problems arise, it’s my experience that a little honey works better than a dose of vinegar.
Are greener meetings just a passing fad or a more significant movement in providing healthier food and beverage options? With the rise of new dietary among attendees, how far should we take our sustainability efforts?
I still struggle to form an opinion on whether I find the current debate of the future of conferences just boring or outright bulls***. Here are my four thoughts on the current conference scene.
Each time someone asks my opinion, I am so humbled that it is so highly valued. It is something I have always taken very seriously in my work and personal relationships.
I believe everyone seeks equilibrium at some point in their professional life – a stage where I define as having established a stable relationship with his or her profession and/or organisation, and is at peace with the pros and cons that come with it.
Organisations and skilled talents need to constantly realign their strategies and mindset in this fast-paced environment.
The ultimate question we are likely to face as mothers is how to find that delicate balance between family, children and a career. It’s a challenging decision but if you love what you do, you’ll find a way and make it work.
The role of a travel manager is evolving. Not only is the travel industry becoming more complex, the rise of digital tools in the past decade has completely revolutionised the way business travellers book and travel.
After much deliberation, the date for your business event has finally been fixed into the calendar. The venue has been booked, and the logistics planning involving bringing a large group of people away from their day-to-day work to one location has begun.
The association sector is a vital asset to any nation. Where there is freedom to associate, people and businesses with common interests will bond together and form an association.
How can international sellers engage buyers from different cultural backgrounds at trade show appointments?
The live events industry in Hong Kong is a super-subsector consisting of numerous multidisciplinary professionals ranging from large agencies to marketers and entertainers, yet Hong Kong has no official channel of communication for the industry.
It is a common adage that it takes a lot less time and money to grow existing relationships than it does to secure new customers. So why aren’t we putting all our efforts into engaging and nurturing our current client base?
Capturing the minds of delegates attending an event and keeping them engaged throughout is a challenge. Of course, there are many aspects to an event that converge to deliver the finale, and a key component of this is the venue.
More than just tailoring an exclusive programme, strong soft skills are needed to weather any unexpected situations.
If we are not happy with trade show participation, we have the power to change it.
Overcoming language and network barriers to become the first Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in Vietnam.
The exclusivity of the word “luxury” has been eroded and has been misused on so many levels that it almost carries no weight anymore. For me, luxury is all about freedom.
The world has begun looking away from the concrete jungle and skyscrapers towards places of equal balance between nature and man-made; between old and new as well as between business and leisure.
There is no arguing that preparing a well-delivered talk takes time than most. But like anything else, with practice, your skills get better and your prep time gets less.
India has been the hotbed of hospitality sector’s interest for many years now. Surging with key drivers of growth in place, the Indian hospitality industry has experienced remarkable progress in recent years.
Long-term and mutually rewarding relationships are the end game. Negotiation without a purpose is a mistake.
The ability to convert is based on your ability to tailor the suitable solutions. Be giving to establish a relationship.
Everyone loves a venue with breathtaking design and decoration. However, venues without soft skills often leave a bad taste in event planners’ mouth.
Despite the growth in travel from non-English speaking nations, many hotels have not trained their staff to communicate properly with their corporate guests in the lingua franca of the business world: English.
Over the past year, associations have become increasingly aware of the negative health impact of events and meetings.
China is showing the world how it is transitioning from the world’s most polluted country to a sustainability leader.
Working for a trade venue has it challenges but persistence pays off.
Given the omnipresence of mobiles, it is only natural that event planners would want an app to accompany visitors throughout the event experiences they have crafted.
Insights from IMEX by Adele Symonds, Marketing Manager, Staging Connections
Unique team building activities in Singapore have become an increasing demand from event planners as a growing number of companies are opting for creative and unique activities to engage their employees.
Believe it or not, there is a tried-and-tested formula for engagement that works, one we are all familiar with in our day to day lives yet we may not even realise we’re using it, or not using it…
Isn’t it time to realise that the world will end if this industry does not support the media that works for them!
After all the blood, sweat and tears invested into their work, why can't event professionals take things personally ?
David L. Jones, Professor and Programme Director - Hospitality Business at SIT shares how empowerment is key to retaining talent in this competitive MICE landscape.
Growing from their start in March 2015 and partnering with sponsor Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK), ASAE’s specialist event for the region, ASAE’s 2016 Great Ideas in Association Management Conference, Asia Pacific.
Even the most sophisticated organisations need to adapt to reap the effectiveness of a strategic sponsorship.
Invest in your middle management: 7 effective strategies
Authenticity in customer service is the clear differentiator amongst stiff competitions
Top 5 must-have information for destination marketing by Marine Debatte
Promoting a destination is not just a bureau’s responsibility. Planners will choose a destination when its industry works as one collaborative team.
Sales and marketing expert, Jakki Temple Govan, shares insights and examples on how to best quantify your return on investment.