Press Room

2021

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is fully Powered by 5G Network

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The venue now boosts total 5G coverage spanning event spaces, restaurants to backstage area and facility users can now have simultaneous access, to data-intensive applications and content. The 5G network...

Asia Convention Alliance Signing of Memorandum of Understanding among Founding Members

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Live from Bangkok, Thailand on September 2 from 2.30pm, the ceremony witnessed the Asia Convention Alliance's founding members: TCEB, TICA, Seoul Tourism Organization (STO), Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MYCEB), Taiwan...

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Partners with Australia’s Food Rescue Organisation OzHarvest

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“Globally, one third of all edible food produced is thrown in the bin, and with one in every nine Australian unsure where their next meal is coming from, OzHarvest and...

Qatar Travel Mart on Cue for this November

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NeXTfairs for Exhibitions & Conferences announced that, Qatar Travel Mart 2021 will be held from November 16 to 18 this year, at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center. The event, is...

Business Events Sarawak Wins Los Angeles Film Awards under ‘Honourable Mention for Commercials’ Category

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This is the first international film win for the Malaysian business events industry produced by Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak) as part of its Tribe Legacy Sarawak marketing campaign. The short...

Investment of USD500 Million on Expansion of Queen Sirikit National Convention Center is Schedule to open in 2022

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The expansion of the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center once completed will be five times larger, with a total event space of 78,500 square metres, two main exhibition halls with...

Sarawak First Malaysian State to Join Global Destination Sustainability Index

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This initiative and partnership is a world first for Malaysia. Sarawak joins the Global Destination Sustainability Index for Business Events and Tourism by launching the GDSI Partnership Programme-Sarawak Region.  The GDSI-Sarawak...

Hubilo and Constellar Venues in Partnership to Elevate Hybrid Event Experience in Asia Pacific Region

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The two powerhouses have united to leverage on the collective expertise of both organisations, to help businesses sharpen their competitive edge through immersive event experiences. Hubilo is rapidly emerging as...

Asia Tech x Singapore Redefines Future of Technology at its ATxSummit

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Some 350 speakers from across the globe convened at the inaugural of Asia Tech x Singapore together with government and business leaders, to engage in conversations, on trends, challenges, opportunities...

Business Events Sarawak has a New Chief Executive Officer

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Ms. Amelia Roziman has been appointed the chief executive officer of Business Events Sarawak starting from August 1. She will lead Malaysia’s first convention bureau, which was formed in Sarawak...

Kind Malaysia 2021 Celebrates the Spirit of Kindness and Compassion among Malaysians

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A three-day virtual expo will showcase the best of Malaysian kindness: from civil society programmes and corporate social responsibility initiatives; to everyday Malaysians who work towards the betterment of the...

Marina Bay Sands Received Accolades at Singapore Tourism Awards for Community Care and Outstanding Event Venue Experience

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This year’s awards pay tribute to businesses and individuals who, showed extraordinary resilience during the covid-19 pandemic for; its notable care, dedication towards team members, and the wider community. A...

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Launched Vaccination for All Lucky Draw to Encourage Public Vaccination

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The tempting offer of the lucky draw, valued at over USD64,000 includes a year-round unlimited dinner buffets, and dining vouchers at HKCEC’s restaurants. Participants however, must complete their vobif-19 vaccination...

Conversation with Christopher Lee of HotelPlanner on the Return of Weddings in Singapore and on MICE Trends

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Recently, the government of Singapore has announced, that weddings in the city-state are now allowed. As of July 22 this year, wedding receptions are permitted with restrictions limited to 100...

Sarawak is On the Way to Recovery with its Four-Phase Roadmap

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The state, has just entered phase two of the roadmap, and anticipate entering phase three by the end of August, with the reopening of domestic travel activities. The state aims...

AIPC’s Executive Council Appoints New Board Members

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Greg O’Dell is elected as president with Peter King the vice president and Julianne Jammer, treasurer of the International Association of Convention Centre.  The new board members will serve for...

Malaysia’s First Tourism Industrial Vaccination Centre to Accelerate Business Events Recovery

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The business events and tourism industry in Sarawak became the first industry in the country, to initiate the setting up of an industrial vaccination centre for covid-19 - led by...

Global Recovery Strong but Uneven – Many Developing Countries Struggle with Pandemic’s Lasting Effects

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The global economy is expected to expand 5.6 percent in 2021, the fastest post-recession pace in 80 years, largely on strong rebounds from a few major economies. However, many emerging...

IBTM Partners with SACEOS for SMF x IBTM Wired

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The partnership event will bring together professionals from across the world for four days of one-to-one business meetings, networking sessions and a programme of live and on-demand education sessions.  It...

IBTM Wired New Addition to Global Events Portfolio of IBTM

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The event will take place online from June 28 to July 1 and is a permanent addition to IBTM’s global portfolio of B2B events and intelligence for the meetings, incentives,...

Art Fairs and Auction Returns to Hong Kong – Demonstrating Physical Events are Back due to Demand

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In Hong Kong art lovers, luxury goods and antique collectors, and connoisseurs flocked to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over a period of 10 days from May 19,...

Melbourne Convention Bureau Welcomes Long-Term Investment in Business Events

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The state government of Victoria has announced that it will commit to invest AUD 42,913 million over a period of four years to support the Melbourne Convention Bureau and Business...

South American M.I.C.E. Alliance Reactivation Survey ‘Towards the New Meetings Industry’

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Trends showed in the survey, will help the meetings industry of countries in Latin-America, Inter-America, Ibero-America and Pan-America navigate through the recovery phase. In the  survey conducted by the South...

Saudi International Halal Expo Tapping into the Fast Growing Global Halal Market

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The global market for Halal products is estimated to be about USD1.3 trillion, and the Halal market itself is said to be valued at USD6 billion annually. Saudi International Halal...

SITE Forges Partnership with Hilton

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Society of Incentive Travel, the global voice of the incentive travel industry has entered into a strategic partnership with Hilton, the global hospitality company. Through the partnership, Hilton will play an active role in...

Expo 2020 Dubai has Five Months to Go

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The Expo will be one of the first mega-events to take place since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and shall run from October 1, 2021 until March 2022. It...

New Survey of European Convention Bureaus Shows Post Pandemic Optimism – Despite Cuts in Staff and Funding

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A survey of 134 convention bureaus in 33 European countries by Dr Rob Davidson of MICE Knowledge, showed that one in four of these bureaus, have had, reductions in staff...

Seoul Convention Bureau to Promote More of Hybrid Model Events in its MICE Recovery

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The bureau has undertaken some comprehensive measures for the resumption of the MICE industry in the city, and through its strategic long-term plans aim to support hybrid models of global...

Darwin Convention Centre Offers Complimentary Virtual Background Images of Australia’s ‘Top End’ Region

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The convention centre has collaborated with award-winning Darwin based aerial photographer and artist Paul Arnold, to offer, a series of complimentary virtual backgrounds created, from the artist’s limited ‘Elevated Collection’...

Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau Rolls Out its Business Events Strategic Marketing Plan

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MyCEB recently launched its strategic marketing plan for Malaysia’s business events industry with a time frame from 2021 to 2030, to achieve its goals and position Malaysia, as a choice...

China May Day Holiday Forecast Data Shows up to 200 Million Tourists set to Travel

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Trip.com Group, a global travel services provider, has released its forecast data for the upcoming May Day holiday in mainland China showing, up to 200 million tourists, will be on...

Keynote Speakers Wanted for Business Events around Australia

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Business Events Perth is offering up to AUD25, 000 to help secure extraordinary keynote speakers for national business events anywhere in Australia. For a limited time, Western Australia’s convention bureau...

International Travellers Get Medical Coverage on Covid-19 during Stay at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in Asia Pacific

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Shangri-La Group now extends the programme of covid-19 medical coverage at no additional charge for international guests in its properties located in Southeast Asia, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan. The...

Vancouver Convention Centre Opens a Community Vaccination Site

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The local community can now receive their covid-19 vaccination at a new vaccination clinic located in the Vancouver Convention Centre’s East building.  The venue has partnered with the Government of...

Singapore Introduces SG SafeEvents Certification for the MICE Sector to Prepare Resumption of Activities

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The certification programme based on Technical Reference 84 developed by the Singapore Standards Council, is the first of its kind for enterprises in the country to achieve, competitive edge in...

TCEB Launches ‘MICE Winnovation’ a Suite of Tech Solutions for MICE Entrepreneurs to go Digital

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The bureau is offering support to Thai MICE entrepreneurs through this programme, to embrace digital innovation and technology solutions in all aspects of event management for the purpose of business...

UAE, Jordan and Netherlands to Tackle Challenges in Water, Energy and Food Security Together

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Three of the countries are working to spotlight water, energy and food security.  The trilateral endevour will culminate in a high-level Water, Energy and Food Summit in January next year...

Physical Trade Fairs Return with Messe Frankfurt’s Success in Asia and France

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After a successful new start in China, Messe Frankfurt has held physical events in Japan and France. The regional Beautyworld Japan Fukuoka trade fair and Texworld Evolution Showroom Paris made...

Venues an Important Infrastructure Asset in the National Economic Recovery of the Country – Business Events Council Malaysia

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Business Events Council Malaysia chairman Alan Pryor, has urged the Malaysian government to continue active engagement with the business events industry to revive the Business Events sector in the economic...

Resort Provides Land to Feed Rescued Elephants in Koh Samui

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The elephant sanctuary, Samui Elephant Haven is struggling to feed its herd of 21 elephants in the wake of the dramatic downturn in tourist numbers to the island due the...

Melbourne Convention Bureau Expands Digital Presence in China

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MCB has launched new in-language content in its website, specifically translated for Chinese MICE professionals.  Through the website together with China’s video hosting service YouKu and WeChat, MCB aims to...

A Fashion Show with a Difference – Glass Maze was Set Up for FENDI’s Spring Summer 2021 Haute Couture Collection

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Event organisers have to think outside the box to create captivating shows and still follow safety measures during these times of covid-19. Bureau Betak, a special events company for luxury...

Monaco Making a Gradual Economic Recovery – Revives MICE in the Principality

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The Principality’s convention bureau had seen some changes in its management just prior to the pandemic, with Christine Barrabino now heading the bureau and Sarah Rico as the deputy manager....

AIME 2021 Cancelled Due to Implications of COVID-19

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 Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has announced today (January 25) that the event, as well as the online in March,  will not take place this year owing to...

IAAPA Expo Asia 2021 Moves to Shanghai

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The global association for the attractions industry announced the IAAPA Expo Asia 2021 will take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from August 10 to 13. It was originally planned...

Fire Destroys The Andaman, a Marriot Luxury Collection Resort in Langkawi

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The property which caught fire twice was said to have started in the kitchen of the resort and spread to the main building.  Fire gutted part of the five-star Andaman...

Singapore to Host the Special Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum

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The global meeting of top decision makers from business and government to civil society will take place from May 13 to 16 in Singapore which makes it, the second time...

British Super-Model Naomi Campbell Appointed Magical Kenya International Ambassador

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The Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife of Kenya, has announced English supermodel Naomi Campbell to become Magical Kenya International Ambassador. In a statement, the Ministry says Campbell, 50, will help...

ICCA Has a New Team in Amsterdam

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After an extensive executive search conducted by an external firm, ICCA has announced the following appointments. Caroline Stanners has taken up the newly created role of chief business development officer....