Weekly Updates on MICE Industry

Malaysia’s MICE: help on the way

by S S Yoga | March 10, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR – The travel industry in Malaysia has reacted positively to the announcement of the government’s economic stimulus package. The RM20 billion (US$4.7 billion) package was introduced on 27 February to help sectors adversely impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Adapting with the times: handshake alternatives

by Patricia Wee | March 10, 2020
SINGAPORE - The push to adapt our societal greeting practices in the wake of COVID-19’s spread has prompted many to provide handshake alternatives. MICE experts shared their thoughts on how to replace handshakes and what they think is the more appropriate thing to do when we greet each other at meetings.

Coming to Shanghai: World’s biggest sports-entertainment complex

by Natalie Joy Lee | March 10, 2020
SINGAPORE – Shanghai’s next mega attraction is slated  to open in 2022. The Wintastar Shanghai project will become one of the world’s biggest sports-entertainment integrated complexes, spanning 227,000sqm, when it opens.

Identifying and mitigating risks

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 10, 2020
SINGAPORE – Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS) recently organised a SME (Small Medium Enterprises) Clinic on Enterprise Risk Management with topics such as SME Help Fund and Business & Events Insurance as the key areas of focus.

Bidding success for Penang’s domestic meetings

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | March 10, 2020
PENANG – Penang’s reputation as a hub for medical conferences has been endorsed once again – it has won the bid to host the Malaysian Nurses Association (MNA)’s Annual General Meeting later this month.

New brand for Capella Hotel Group

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 10, 2020
MALDIVES - Capella Hotel Group has launched a new lifestyle brand, Patina Hotels & Resorts, to cater to a new generation of travellers. Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, will be the first to open in the fourth quarter of 2020. Other properties in Ubud, Bali and Sanya (China) are in development.

A new legacy

by Patricia Wee | March 10, 2020
AUCKLAND - Scenic Hotel Auckland has become part of Scenic Hotel Group’s newly created Legacy Collection, and has been re-branded as Airedale Boutique Suites. The hotel is located on Queen Street in the heart of Auckland’s CBD and theatre district, and has undergone an extensive refurbishment, from the interior rooms, public spaces and to the restoration of its façade.

Future-Proof Your Meeting Room

by YT Liang | March 09, 2020
Clear and efficient communication is an essential competitive advantage in today’s corporate climate, and most of that communication occurs in meeting room environments. Whether you are creating the right space for the perfect on-site meeting, training programme or video conference, the meeting-space technology with which you outfit that space must promote greater communication among participants and assist in reaching your goals.

UFI and SISO Launch Campaign to Support Exhibitions Industry in the Face of Coronavirus

by Alex Palmer | March 06, 2020
As the spread of the COVID-19 illness has led to the cancellation or postponement of a number of trade shows and events, industry organisations are taking steps to help support those exhibition organisers working to keep their events going. The Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, have launched "This Show Is Open," a campaign aimed at helping their members make the case to follow through with event plans, while following the guidance of health authorities and the interests of their customers.

New dates for ProWine Asia 2020

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 06, 2020
SINGAPORE - The 3rd edition of ProWine Asia (Singapore) will take place from 13 to 16 July 2020 at Singapore Expo, re-scheduled from the original dates of 31 March to 3 April 2020. Co-organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and Informa Markets, ProWine Asia (Singapore) will now co-locate with FHA-HoReCa. The show alternates between Singapore and Hong Kong annually.

Italy’s MICE industry stands up against COVID-19

by Patricia Wee | March 06, 2020
ITALY – Italy’s MICE industry is taking a stand and is responding to the negative media reports due to COVID-19. SITE’s global president 2018, Ms Annamaria Ruffini, submitted a statement to MPI International which was signed by other leading association representatives.

New president for IAPCO

by Patricia Wee | March 06, 2020
VANCOUVER - IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) has a new president. Mr Ori Lahav, VP Clients & Operations at Kenes Group, was elected IAPCO president at the IAPCO Annual General Assembly in Vancouver, and takes over from outgoing president, Mr Mathias Posch, for a two-year term.

Hot Ideas

Exclusivity and privacy for a million

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has launched a four-night, five-day, all-inclusive island rental deal costing US$1million. The You Run Raffles Maldives deal includes...

On a mission to play

With a diverse base of fans and around the world, Korea’s entertainment culture has become its greatest asset not just in attracting leisure tourists. The South...

Looking for unique venues? Try booking an island

In the highly-competitive industry of meetings and incentives, planners often face the challenge of sourcing for a unique venue that will serve as the bedrock...

Hotel ride gets royal kickstart in Thai jungle

BANGKOK – Guests at the renowned Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Northern Thailand are in for an exhilarating ride around the Kingdom’s...

Wellness Tips

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.

Disconnecting from technology

WORLDWIDE - Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has launched its Digital Wellness Escape, a luxurious retreat which encourages guests to escape from constant digital...