Convention Bureau

Hong Kong announces MICE recovery plans

by Catharine Nicol | May 26, 2020
HONG KONG – Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has announced a new online business matching platform that will enable Hong Kong’s MICE stakeholders to take advantage of early opportunities to promote their businesses and match with potential buyers. The platform will be launched in China next month and will be adapted for further short-haul markets later on.

Keeping Azerbaijan’s flame ablaze

by Patricia Wee | May 22, 2020
AZERBAIJAN - As the world sees a major shift in habits, it has also given Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) the opportunity to slow down, reassess priorities, and reflect on how business events will change in the future. Its business events industry and tourism sector have both been hit hard by the pandemic. In March 2020, arrivals dropped by 62%.

Penang draws up industry taskforce to kickstart recovery

by Naomi Neoh | May 22, 2020
PENANG – Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) has appointed key industry players to a new taskforce that will draft new standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure domestic events can restart safely.

Business Events Perth sets its sights on recovery

by Patricia Wee | May 19, 2020
PERTH - Business Events Perth, the new name for Perth Convention Bureau, is gearing up to welcome MICE business back with renewed confidence due to Western Australia’s relative isolation and limited COVID-19 community transmission.

Providing a high level of trust and confidence

by Patricia Wee | May 15, 2020
BANGKOK - Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has rolled out new initiatives in the MICE industry as it readies itself to resume business events this June.

MyCEB launches online education platform

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | May 08, 2020
MALAYSIA - Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) has partnered with International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to launch an online education platform for the events industry.

Australia rolls out recovery market support

by Naomi Neoh | April 30, 2020
SYDNEY – Business Events Australia has eased the criteria for its partner marketing programme for 2020/21 to support business events recovery.

Singapore Tourism Board and Enterprise Singapore launch webinar series with Facebook

by Patricia Wee | April 30, 2020
SINGAPORE – A free web-based training series aimed at helping travel industry partners to adjust business and marketing strategies, saw its first streaming on 30 April 2020.

Thailand’s roadmap to recovery

by Naomi Neoh | April 28, 2020
BANGKOK – Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has garnered over 41 new business leads to bring meetings and incentives to Thailand worth about 2.5 billion baht (US$76.9 million) since March 2020. These are primarily from regional markets like China, India, Singapore and Japan.

Destination recovery insights

by Patricia Wee | April 21, 2020
ASIA – Whilst the transformation and innovation of the meetings and conventions industry play a key role in the region’s recovery, having strong alliances with partners who share the same vision and work load is vital to success, said GainingEdge CEO, Mr Jon Sivertson.

Empowering MICE to adopt virtual events and improve health measures

by Naomi Neoh | April 21, 2020
BANGKOK – Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has launched relief measures on Monday (20 April) aimed at supporting the industry’s transition to virtual events and to encourage an upgrade of health and safety measures.

New Zealand kickstarts meetings recovery with a new event

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | April 07, 2020
AUCKLAND – New Zealand’s business events association, CINZ, has launched a one-day industry event in December to help kickstart business recovery.

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...