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Boutique caterer Purple Sage returns to its roots

SINGAPORE – The resurgence of interest around heritage food in Singapore is making its way into business events, bringing to the table refined and innovative...

Asia Pacific hotels enjoy busy October

LONDON – October proved to be a busy month with a hotel construction boom in Asia Pacific racking up a 20.7% increase compared to the previous year, according...

Perfect 10 in Q4 for Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is finishing the year strongly after it announced it clinched 10 significant deals.

BESarawak nurturing next generation of planners

KUCHING – The first 22 students from the inaugural training programme conducted by Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak) graduated on Nov 5, 2019.

Planners get to plan early for F1 Singapore Grand Prix

SINGAPORE – Planners hosting business events during next year’s F1 Singapore Grand Prix will now be able to earn up to 28% in savings after organisers released...

Hyatt launches global initiatives to reduce single-use plastics

HONG KONG – Hyatt Hotels Corporation is announcing a series of initiatives to reduce waste at Hyatt hotels globally, including introducing large-format bathroom...

Planner's Portfolio

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....

How to plan healthier buffets

The humble buffet is becoming ever more appetising to meeting professionals. While plated dinners can provide superb service, gorgeous presentations and...

Adding Gamification - And Excitement - To Your Next Event

Gamification is the process of using games to reward attendees for accomplishments and/or completing specific calls to action. Executed correctly, it’s a...

Choosing Employee Incentive Rewards

When it comes to designing a successful incentive programme, what type of rewards will truly motivate employees? Do sole rewards work? Where do you even begin?

Steps for making the most of your meeting attendees’ time

These days, a full schedule of compelling education might not be enough to get prospective participants to register, especially if your event is one that will...

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LONDON – October proved to be a busy month with a hotel construction boom in Asia Pacific racking up a 20.7% increase compared to the previous year, according to hotel research company STR.
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CINZ chief departs after five-year stint

AUCKLAND – Conventions and Incentives New Zealand’s (CINZ) chief executive Sue Sullivan has resigned and will leave the association at the end of November.
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