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.
Global travel industry intelligence Skift Inc. and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have announced at the Skift Global Forum in New York City that Singapore will host the Skift Forum Asia edition in 2018.
The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has announced that Convening Leaders 2021 will be held in the United States’ fourth largest city, Houston, Texas, on January 10-13.
The 2017 Singapore MICE Forum recorded the highest number of participants in its seven years of history, with about 48 percent of those who attended holding senior management positions.
Quantum shares the benefits of holding its biggest annual events back-to-back, and how a timely connection with the bureau led to smoother planning and more meaningful experiences.
BMW has appointed Australia-based creative services business KOJO as their event services and experiential production partner following a closed, competitive, four-way pitch.
Biz Events Asia heads to New Delhi to check out the biggest convention for live entertainment in business events and weddings in India and finds out first-hand from the founder about negotiating business with the Indian market.
Industry thought leaders from client, agency and supply side will kick-off day one of the 4th Annual Incentive, Conference & Event Society Asia Pacific (ICESAP) Conference programme with three simultaneously run Leaders Forums.
The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has revealed confirmed destinations for its annual Convening Leaders event for 2019 and 2020.
The 4th Annual Incentive, Conference & Event Society Asia Pacific (ICESAP) Conference will mix a blend of closed-door leader’s forums, three global agency-led innovative workshops providing the very latest trends and advances in the industry, and more.
The first C2 event to be held for the first time outside its home location, Montreal, will convert one of the most unexpected locations in Melbourne for the world’s most innovative business conference.
Pico Far East Holdings Limited (Pico) announced the formation of a strategic alliance between P3 Innovation and OurCrowd, a global equity crowd-funding platform and venture capital fund based in Israel.
Biz Events Asia, 25 Melbourne business events industry professionals and a crowd of cheering, enthusiastic participants attended the official press conference of C2 Melbourne at the 2017 C2 Montreal on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
A team of 30 product developers at Pacific World will monitor industry trends and design experiences to fuel management, boost productivity and bolster relationships.
Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) has been selected as the venue for the 30th International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) World Ports Conference, taking place from May 7-12, 2017.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) unveiled a new look ahead of the launch of its new global marketing campaign, which revolves around the tagline of “Make the world work for you”.
The culinary experience at ICC Sydney has garnered attention worldwide for the quality of its facilities and cuisine. The video captures some of the convention centre’s culinary highlights that has been gaining recognition among its customers.
Sibos has announced that it will return to Boston in 2020 followed by Singapore in 2021, following successful runs in 2003 and 2015.
New Zealand will be the first country in the world to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID17) this week with a free breakfast event in Wellington.
Sydney has been chosen to host the next global Millennial 20/20 Summit, a unique and experiential event that focuses on commerce and business powered by the millennials and future generations.
More than 2,700 young business leaders will head to Singapore in March 2018 for YPO’s landmark annual event, YPO Edge, also known as the largest gathering of chief executives.
Set to attract 6,000 of the world’s top technical and creative talents, SIGGRAPH Asia will hold its exhibition and conference in Australia for the first time in November 2019.
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.
Genting Highlands in Malaysia is set to welcome over 5,000 insurance professionals and financial advisors to the largest financial services congress in the region.
Conferences and events looking to theme up can now leverage on Seoul’s first Comic Con this year from August 4-6, 2017, taking place at Coex.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has won the tender to provide services to Siemens in the European region encompassing 32 countries, after showing a high level of flexibility in meetings Siemens’ needs.
Malaysia has won the bid to play host to the 13th UFI Asia Pacific Conference (Open Seminar) next year, triumphing over potential cities in China that were also in the bid run.
Japan – After years of lobbying, Tokyo has been selected to host the 11th SIGGRAPH Asia in 2018, which was started in Yokohama in 2008 and most recently held in Kobe.
Themed events come in several types. The most common ones use a broad, easily recognised theme to give guests an instant understanding of the event experience, while a more nuanced theme can be used to highlight business goals and bring a brand to life.
Global – The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) raised the bar at its 2017 Convening Leaders in early January, attracting a record 4,175 delegates to the event in Austin, Texas.
Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) is set to be the venue for the Union for International Cancer Control’s (UICC) World Cancer Congress 2018.
Global – Hotelbeds Group and Tourico Holidays have joined forces to drive innovation in the B2B Bedbank space, combining companies with complementary geographic footprints.
Asia – Global events and destination management partnership, euromic, a non-commercial association, has announced an expansion of its network services into two Asian destinations: South Korea and Taiwan.
Australia – AccorHotels has reached an agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) to restructure a portfolio of 31 hotels and 4,097 rooms in Australia.
How you engage and the way you approach your target audience matter.
Australia – The Appointment Group Asia Pacific (TAG) continues to expand its presence with the acquisition of Axis Events, a major Australian event management company founded by events industry leader, Paul Christie.
Australia – Strategic events agency cievents took inspiration from Australia’s local destinations to create the Emirates marquee at Melbourne Cup 2016.
Singapore - On November 18, 2016, the Japan Business Expo – Takasaki Day will showcase 14 prominent businesses and tourism opportunities in Takasaki city at the Pan Pacific Singapore.
Singapore – HotelAsia, one of Food&HotelAsia’s pioneer specialised trade shows will feature an impressive host of brands, showcase new equipment and technology and unveil a Singapore Pavilion for the first time.
China - How Pico turned on the turbo for a few of the biggest automobiles at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2016 (Auto China 2016).
Buffalo Tours has launched its new business events division – Buffalo Events – to support its corporate clients and agents in crafting meaningful events and incentives focused on unique experiences and corporate social responsibility (CSR) objective
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.
Australia – Staging Connections in Hobart welcomed 1,000 Operating Room nurses, students and industry representatives for the ACORN 2016 conference and gala on May 25-28, 2016 for ICMS Australasia.
Australia – The best of Australia’s culinary world gathered to celebrate and recognise another year of restaurant excellence at The Australian Financial Review Australia’s Top 100 Restaurant Awards event in Sydney.
Australia - SilkAir recently announced that flight frequency between Darwin and Singapore has been stepped up and organised a "Discover Darwin" event for business event planners from Singapore.
The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) will organise the Global Exhibitions Day Conference on June 8, 2016, in support of the first ever Global Exhibitions Day.
A panel session moderated by international media personality and travel host, Anita Kapoor, discussed how design and technology are impacting the future of hospitality.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to join us at this month's Wine Down Wednesday, as well as sponsors Duetto and Highlander at Chijmes for hosting us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stage an immersive meeting to deliver an experiential environment that fully engages delegates with The Langham, Hong Kong’s Meaningful Meetings for the Senses.
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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The Tourism Industry Conference 2018 organised by the Singapore Tourism Board warns industry players not to rest on their laurels despite a positive growth.
Members will have the option to earn and redeem points at more than 6,500 hotels in 127 countries and territories.
More than 2,800 young leaders from more than 90 countries descend on the Lion City for impressive event that defies convention.
#Eventprofs mark the third Global Meetings Industry Day by highlighting ‘real results and real impact’ of business events.
More than 5,500 Chinese insurance specialists descend on Melbourne for five-day convention.
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
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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.