Weekly Updates on MICE Industry

Singapore’s MICE industry poised to “advance faster in next 10 years”

by Naomi Neoh | January 17, 2020
SINGAPORE – As it enters the new decade, Singapore’s MICE industry is poised to “advance faster in the next 10 years than it has before”, said SACEOS president Aloysius Arlando.

Hyatt brings meditation, mindfulness to guests with Headspace collaboration

by Lee Xin Hui | January 17, 2020
HONG KONG – With wellness becoming an increasingly essential component of any meetings and events recently, the new global wellbeing collaboration between Hyatt and global meditation app Headspace couldn’t be more perfectly timed.

Hilton Guiyang takes centre stage in China’s rising business hub

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 17, 2020
GUIYANG (China) – Hilton has announced the debut of its flagship brand Hilton Hotels and Resorts in Guiyang, with the opening of Hilton Guiyang, a new-build 299-room, state-of-the-art hotel in the Guanshanhu district in China.

A new wellness sanctuary awaits on Phuket’s Kamala Beach

by Lee Xin Hui | January 17, 2020
SINGAPORE – IHG (InterContinental Hotel Group) has officially opened InterContinental Phuket Resort on Jan 11, 2020.

Bangkok to host Global Summit of Women in April

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 17, 2020
BANGKOK – Thailand will be hosting more than 1,000 female leaders from around the world at the 2020 Global Summit of Women.

MyCEB supports more events and goes on more roadshows in the year 2020

by Lee Xin Hui | January 17, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR – In conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2020, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) will be supporting more key business events that will take place throughout the year.

Mumbai shortlists two venues for new exhibition and convention centre

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 17, 2020
MUMBAI – The state government of India’s largest city, Mumbai, has shortlisted plots in Byculla and Mulund to construct a world-class exhibition-cum-convention centre.

Global DMC Planners appoints Catherine Chaulet as new CEO

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 17, 2020
WASHINGTON – Global DMC Partners (GDP), a global network of independently-owned destination management companies (DMCs) and creative event experts, has appointed its president Catherine Chaulet as the organisation’s CEO.

M&C Asia Connections returns to Singapore in August; unveils Japan edition

by Stanley Ho | January 14, 2020
SINGAPORE – Buoyed by a successful debut last year, exclusive hosted-buyer event M&C Asia Connections (MCAC) will make a return to Singapore this August, with organisers also adding an inaugural Japan edition.

Hyatt to develop new hotel in Kuala Lumpur

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 14, 2020
HONG KONG – Hyatt has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement to develop a new 450-room Hyatt Regency branded hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Westin Singapore announces key appointments

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 14, 2020
SINGAPORE – The Westin Singapore, one of the Singapore’s leading 5-star wellness hotels, has announced three new additions to its senior leadership team.

PCEB to woo Indian market in roadshow

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 14, 2020
MUMBAI – The Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) have embarked on its annual roadshow to India on Jan 13, with its first stop in Mumbai’s Four Seasons Hotel.

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