Tech Talk

Evenesis, an events management software provider, debuts a social distancing and mass gathering detection software

by Patricia Wee | May 29, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR – Evenesis, a leading software provider for events has launched a social distancing and mass gathering detection software, EveStance.

Improving client collaboration

by Patricia Wee | May 19, 2020
WORLDWIDE - BlueJeans is a meetings platform and offers cloud service to connect desktops, mobile devices and room systems in one video meeting. Organisations across industries use its technology for video, audio and web conferencing meetings, and large interactive events.

Singapore’s MICE industry gets help for digital transformation

by Patricia Wee | May 12, 2020
SINGAPORE – Digital transformation in the MICE industry is something that is foremost on the mind of Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) chief technology officer, Mr Quek Choon Yang. He shared his views on how STB is working with industry partners to come through this crisis and re-emerge to take on the challenges ahead.

VR events: for engagement and presence

by Patricia Wee | May 05, 2020
WORLDWIDE - Whilst social distancing becomes the norm, meeting technologies that help remove physical obstacles between people to offer hybrid, off- and online events, will quickly become an essential technology. Those who know how to embrace this technology and apply it effectively stand to gain in these fast-changing times.

Global travel staffing barometer launched

by Patricia Wee | April 21, 2020
WORLDWIDE – A Global Travel Staffing Barometer has been launched as a free-to-use tracker by videc, a boutique advisory and analytics firm. The barometer offers industry insights on the state of terminations, furloughs and pay-cuts, across industry categories and countries, collated from various sources and updated on a daily basis.

Best practices to monetise virtual events

by Brad Langley | April 14, 2020
USA - Virtual events have come a long way since they arrived on the scene two decades ago. Platforms today offer many tools to improve ROI.

How to avoid Zoombombing during virtual meetings

by Alex Palmer | April 10, 2020
USA - As countless meetings have had to move from physical to online form in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it has exposed virtual events of all sizes to a malignant new phenomenon: Zoombombing.

Marriott announces data breach

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | April 07, 2020
WORLDWIDE - Last week, Marriott International announced that some 5.2 million guests’ information may have been accessed using the login credentials of two employees at a franchise property.

Integrated tech is still a dream in business travel

by Linda Fox | November 01, 2019
NEW YORK – An integrated business travel booking is still a dream, according to the majority of corporate travel buyers in a study.

Future-proof your meeting room

by YT Liang | September 24, 2019
NEW YORK – Clear and efficient communication is an essential competitive advantage in today’s corporate climate, and most of that communication occurs in meeting room environments.

Getting smart with meetings tech

How to incorporate cutting-edge technology into your next event.

A new addition to Creative Technology

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | May 15, 2018
The supplier of specialist AV equipment expands with acquisition of Hong-Kong based Avollusion.

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...

Wellness Tips

Staying open in Vietnam’s Nui Chua National Park

VIETNAM - Amanoi is a remote resort perched on a cliff along the jagged coastline of Vietnam’s Nui Chua National Park. About an hour’s drive from Cam Ranh...

Coping with uncertainty

SINGAPORE - When COVID-19 is over and the world does recover from the economic impact, the travel industry is likely going to take a longer time to bounce back.

‘The storm will pass’: How to tackle fear and prepare the industry to hit the road running

SINGAPORE – For a highly social and connected industry as travel, the unprecedented scale of the coronavirus has not just jeopardised livelihoods – it has...

Catching better sleep

Having well rested guests is now a serious priority for Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.