Weekly Updates on MICE Industry

Special boutique flavours

by Patricia Wee | February 28, 2020
SINGAPORE – Buoyed by the inaugural success of M&C Asia Connections last August in Singapore, Northstar Meetings Group is launching its Japan edition from June 29-30, 2020 at Grand Prince Hotel, Kyoto.

Self-disinfecting fleet makes a splash

by Patricia Wee | February 28, 2020
DENMARK – Following Lindblad Expeditions’ rollout of its self-disinfecting fleet and the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the company that created the disinfectant, ACT.Global, is receiving intense interest from governments and the marine and hospitality industry, said its Marine Segment VP, Mr Lars Bang Pedersen.

Drivers to improve sustainability

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | February 28, 2020
The growing social conscience among millennials and centennials is causing European meeting planners to take serious steps towards offering sustainability options in their marketing plans.

The AIME pulls off successful show

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | February 28, 2020
MELBOURNE – A strong showing of 2,500 trade visitors at trade show AIME in Melbourne showcased the industry’s resilience despite the dampened travel due to COVID-19.

Help to overcome jetlag

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | February 28, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS – CWT has partnered with jetlag app, Timeshifter, to offer business travellers personalised plans that use sleep and circadian neuroscience to tackle the perennial issue of jetlag.

New on the river

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | February 28, 2020
The 299-room Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River is scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2020, offering event planners river vistas and versatile venues.

Changing the way we meet: Francis Cheong

by Stanley Ho | February 28, 2020
Francis Cheong is huge on story-telling. The chatty Group CEO of Aavii Worldwide will freely share stories of how he started his first events company 16 years ago at home in his pyjamas with just a laptop before growing it into an international brand experience agency; and of how he lost several kilograms a dozen years ago through a complete lifestyle change.

Hyatt Sales Force appoints Ivy Lim as senior director

by Meeting & Conventions Asia | February 28, 2020
Ivy Lim has been appointed senior director of Hyatt Sales Force – Singapore Office, a role in which she oversees the office’s overall revenue, market share penetration and new business opportunities.

Hong Kong stimulus package welcome

by Alex Palmer | February 25, 2020
HONG KONG - The Hong Kong Special government has announced it will inject a subsidy of slightly more than HK$1 billion (US$130 million) into exhibition and convention business, in an effort to reinvigorate the sector in the face of high-profile event cancellations.

How planners can fire up participants’ passion

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | February 25, 2020
Successful MICE planners know that, these days, business events are no longer confined within the four walls of a venue. Away from the expert panels and breakout sessions, it is just as important to curate and offer activities that transform, have a lasting impact and form a vital part of a organisational culture that people aspire to belong to.

Rise of the Phoenix

by Elise Schoening | February 25, 2020
BARCELONA - The cancellation of Mobile World Congress (MWC), the mobile industry's largest event of the year, which was scheduled to take place from February 24 to 27, 2020, has spurred one event organiser to organise a smaller gathering for those who are still headed to Barcelona.

The drones are back

by S S Yoga | February 25, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR - The Global Drone Conference 2020 is set to re-convene in Malaysia for the second time barely five months after its inaugural appearance last October in Kuala Lumpur.

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Eat. Pray. Meet.

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