Weekly Updates on MICE Industry

Moderate growth for meetings industry in 2020: Amex forecast

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | September 13, 2019
SYDNEY – The mood of economic and political instability have not dampened the outlook of the meetings industry for 2020, that is according a forecast by American Express Meetings & Events (M&E).

Pacific World takes ‘ground-up’ approach to sustainability

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | September 13, 2019
LAS VEGAS – Pacific World has unveiled details on its global sustainability initiative at IMEX Las Vegas this week, which help address social, economic and environmental issues.

Singapore to entice business groups with over 60 freebies

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | September 13, 2019
LAS VEGAS – The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has launched a global incentive programme aimed at attracting potential visitors from the global MICE sector.

Northern Territory rebrands business events unit

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | September 13, 2019
DARWIN – Australia’s regional Northern Territory Convention Bureau has been rebranded as Northern Territory Business Events, a dedicated business events unit that sits within the Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture’s Tourism NT.

CINZ chief departs after five-year stint

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | September 13, 2019
AUCKLAND – Conventions and Incentives New Zealand’s (CINZ) chief executive Sue Sullivan has resigned and will leave the association at the end of November.

InterContinental Danang a perfect fit for curated meetings

by Lee Xin Hui | September 13, 2019
DANANG – Weddings and free and independent (FIT) travellers may already be large segments for InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, but the property is looking to push for more meetings and incentives in 2020.

8% growth expected for global meetings and events in 2020: Study

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | September 10, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS – A latest study has projected an 8% growth in 2020 for the global meetings and events industry despite general uncertainty in the global business community.

British Airways cancels almost all flights for 48 hours

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | September 10, 2019
LONDON – Hundreds of thousands of travellers around the world have been left stranded after British Airways was forced to cancel almost all its flights for 48 hours owing to a strike by its pilots over a pay dispute.

IHG Bali’s new cluster initiative promotes environmental, cultural awareness

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | September 10, 2019
BALI – As a further commitment to environmentally sustainable practices, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Bali has launched a cluster initiative designed to promote environmental and cultural awareness to all MICE delegates.

Why New Zealand remains a leading conference destination

by Natalie Joy Lee | September 10, 2019
In 2018, New Zealand ranked 46th worldwide in popularity as a conference destination, according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), up five spots from 2017. Within the Asia Pacific region, it ranked in the 12th spot.

How to estimate demand for your event

by Matt Alderton | September 10, 2019
To pull off a successful meeting and event, there's at least one question you need to be able to answer above all others: How many people are going to attend? The response could impact everything from the cost of your hotel room block and the size of your meeting venue to the contents of your agenda and the amount of food waste your group will generate. If you over- or underestimate attendance, your event and its budget might go bust.

Shanghai tops Asia Pacific for meetings and events

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | September 06, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS – Shanghai has retained top spot in the Asia Pacific for meetings and events according to a study.

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