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BE @ Penang 2019 gets Asia’s MICE players to think ahead and get innovative

PENANG – Penang’s phenomenal MICE industry growth in recent years has been the subject of much admiration, and perhaps even envy.

Is it time to start designing millennial-style meetings?

PENANG – Millennials and Gen Z are big on experience, have shorter attention spans, and seek greater purpose in everything they do.

Renewed handshake for BestCities Global Alliance and GainingEdge

SINGAPORE – BestCities Global Alliance, an alliance of 12 cities, has awarded industry advisor GainingEdge, who has been managing the alliance since 2009, a...

Fairmont Singapore’s refreshed South Tower now open

SINGAPORE – Fairmont Hotel’s revamped South Tower has reopened following an extensive transformation.

Registrations open for 24th CINZ Meetings 2020

AUCKLAND – CINZ Meetings, New Zealand’s largest business events trade exhibition, will return again to ASB Showgrounds, Auckland on Apr 22-23, 2020.

How to use Instagram to research and promote meetings

Launched in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram, the photo- and video-sharing social networking site, at first was just for iPhone users and was...

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Is it time to start designing millennial-style meetings?

PENANG – Millennials and Gen Z are big on experience, have shorter attention spans, and seek greater purpose in everything they do.

How to use Instagram to research and promote meetings

Launched in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram, the photo- and video-sharing social networking site, at first was just for iPhone users and was...

8 steps to strategic meeting planning for associations

Many associations are defined by their meetings.

How to personalise your events

NEW YORK – Attendees crave more than just a run-of-the-mill conference agenda - they increasingly expect experiences that speak to their specific interests. As...

How to strike up a more engaging conversation at events

NEW YORK – As travel industry professionals, we have all been here before: Standing in the buffet line at a conference, you catch the eye of a friendly...

Offering event goodies your meeting attendees won’t throw away

NEW YORK – They may come for the networking and education, but conference and trade show attendees do enjoy walking away with free goodies. From clothing and...

How to avoid burnout in the events industry

NEW YORK – Event coordinator is regularly listed as one of the most stressful careers in America – recently landing at number six on CareerCast’s 2019 roundup....

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Fairmont Singapore’s refreshed South Tower now open

SINGAPORE – Fairmont Hotel’s revamped South Tower has reopened following an extensive transformation.
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On The Move

CINZ appoints Lisa Hopkins as new CEO

AUCKLAND – Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) has announced the appointment of Lisa Hopkins as its new chief executive. She assumes her post on Feb 3, 2020, and will be based in Auckland.
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