Conferences & Exhibitions

A welcome sight

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | May 29, 2020
HONG KONG - The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) is ready to welcome events back to Hong Kong. With a series of preventive measures in place, the HKCEC welcomed the city's first exhibition since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual congress centre, a first in Israel

by Patricia Wee | May 29, 2020
JERUSALEM – The International Convention Center - Jerusalem (ICC Jerusalem) has launched a virtual congress centre in response to conferencing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medical meetings adapt

by Elise Schoening | May 26, 2020
USA – Going digital for medical meetings has shown positive results despite the lockdown in many countries.

Conference sponsorship: a new way

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | May 26, 2020
EUROPE - AIM Group International, a European company specialising in congresses, events and communication, has published a survey, Sponsoring Events During the COVID Crisis, which was carried out amongst 350 pharmaceutical and biomedical company representatives.

New Zealand’s travel trade gets green light to restart business events

by Naomi Neoh | May 15, 2020
AUCKLAND – The New Zealand government has given the green light for ticketed large events like business events and conferences to restart with a 100-person limit and strict precautions, following an appeal from Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) last week.

Desert island networking event

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | May 15, 2020

WORLDWIDE – A new desert destination is now open to event professionals. Networking Island is not a physical destination, but a virtual platform created by IMEX for industry peers to network, do business and keep up with industry news. Launched on 14 May, the platform is the third component on IMEX’s PlanetIMEX, a virtual platform with educational content that event professionals can join for free.

Business Events Council Malaysia appeals to the government to restart business

by Naomi Neoh | May 12, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR – Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM) has appealed to the government to establish a restart date for its businesses. Currently, under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), conferences and exhibitions are prohibited from taking place. Malaysia recently extended its CMCO for a further month until 9 June.

The Meetings Show is postponed

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | May 08, 2020
LONDON - The Meetings Show – due to take place from 24-25 June – is being postponed to the autumn. The UK’s leading exhibition for event and meetings professionals will now be held from 19-20 October at Olympia London.

Informa Markets and Saladplate launch FOOD & HOTEL DIGITAL WEEK

by Patricia Wee | May 08, 2020
SINGAPORE, HONG KONG – Informa Markets has launched FOOD & HOTEL DIGITAL WEEK, a new series of bi-monthly online events. The initiative is a collaboration between its Hospitality, Food & Beverage portfolio in Asia, and Saladplate, Informa Markets’ online marketplace business serving the food and hospitality trade.

A new management challenge

by Naomi Neoh | May 05, 2020
PARIS – As meeting planners adjust to new remote working norms, many are exploring ways of increasing digital revenues.

First convention centre planned for South Korea’s southwest Chungnam Province

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | May 05, 2020
CHEONAN, SOUTH KOREA - The first international convention centre in South Korea’s southwest Chungnam Province is expected to be built in Cheonan city by 2023.

Tokyo in a bind

by Naomi Neoh | April 24, 2020
TOKYO – The postponement of the Olympics has created a severe space shortage in Tokyo for exhibitions. The country’s largest exhibition centre, Tokyo Big Sight, had been requisitioned by the Tokyo Olympic Committee and International Olympic Committee to be converted into the official international broadcast and press venues.

Weekly Updates

A guide to manage venues as emergency facilities

PARIS - Exhibition venues and convention centres around the world are currently increasingly being converted into temporary hospitals and health centres in the...

Serviced residences see uptick in bookings

SINGAPORE – As more countries close their borders and urge people to stay home, serviced residence providers have reported an uptick in bookings.

MEETINGS 2020 postponed

AUCKLAND - Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) has announced the postponement of New Zealand’s annual business events industry tradeshow MEETINGS,...

Demolition works begin for Auckland’s SkyCity Convention Centre

AUCKLAND – Three months after a huge fire broke out on the roof of the SkyCity Convention Centre, workers have started demolition works on the US$700 million...

On The Move

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts appoints Mr Brice Borin as GM of Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Mr Brice Borin as the GM of Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh, a new beachfront resort on a 600-metre-long stretch of sand...

CWT appoints Ms Laura Watterson as senior VP, Global Talent & Rewards

CWT has appointed Ms Laura Watterson as senior VP, Global Talent & Rewards.

Accor appoints Ms Claire Haigh as director of communications

Accor has appointed Ms Claire Haigh as director of communications for the Pacific region. She was previously global communications director for Pernod Ricard’s...

Hyatt Sales Force appoints Ivy Lim as senior director

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...