Press Room

2022

Event Planning: How to Build Meaningful Online Events

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Mr. Henry Hall is head of business development at CrowdComms and here, he discusses on how online events have evolved, make online events meaningful and, what events of the future...

Japan Takes Top Spot as Most Searched Destination Globally

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As travel restrictions officially lift in Japan, Agoda search data shows a surge of 16.5 times which is more than 1500 percent in searches for travel to Japan, taking  the...

Thailand Clinches 94 Leads -TCEB named Best Convention and Exhibition Bureau

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The world is returning to Thailand for MICE. Thai exhibitors at the first in-person edition of IT&CM Asia and CTW APAC  in two years secured 94 leads with an estimated...

AIME Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

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Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event has announced its return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from February 13 to 15 2023 where the industry will come together to celebrate its...

Entries for Anak Sarawak Award is Now Open

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This will be the 10th edition and the theme for the award is ‘Reawakening the Spirit in the Rainforest’. Five categories are now open for submissions comprising of: Young Leader...

Sponsored-Backed Engagements to look forward to at this year’s IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2002

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It will be a compelling IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022. Aside from business and knowledge components, this year’s programme features a wide array of sponsored backed engagements such as:...

An Exclusive Interview with Mr. Sergey Korneev, Chairman of the Committee for Tourism Development of St. Petersburg, on Promoting the City to the Asia Pacific Region Business Tourism Market.

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Can you briefly describe the state policy towards business tourism in St. Petersburg? Business tourism is considered as one of the priority areas for the development of the tourism industry...

Rainfall Protection Cover for Travellers a New Insurance Policy by Singlife with Aviva

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If you have ever had your holiday wrecked by rain, you can now safeguard yourself with the Rainfall Protection Cover for Travellers introduced by Singapore’s financial services company, Singlife with...

BESarawak has Entered into a Business Events Partnership with Malaysia’s Public University UPM

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A memorandum of understanding was recently signed making Business Events Sarawak, as the first business events strategic partner of Universiti Putra Malaysia. Both parties entered into partnership under the Business...

Australian Tourism Export Council Needs Working Holiday Makers to Help Meet Tourism’s Unskilled Labour Shortage

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As the industry’s peak export tourism association, the Australian Tourism Export Council is calling for a period of three months work in the tourism and hospitality sector, to be included...

St. Petersburg Participates at ITE Hong Kong 2022 for the First Time

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The Convention Bureau of St. Petersburg, a subordinate institution of the Committee for Tourism Development of St. Petersburg, is the organiser of the exhibit at ITE Hong Kong 2022 which...

ICCA Announces Top Performing Destinations for International Association Meetings

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The International Congress and Convention Association  has released new information, in order to shed more light on how the pandemic impacted the association meetings industry in 2021. The Public Abstract…

Meaningful Tourism Award Recognises Sustainable Tourism Projects

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The Meaningful Tourism Center in Hamburg Germany, is inviting applications for the Meaningful Tourism Award 2022. Tourism, hospitality, transport and retail service providers, as well as attractions, get an opportunity...

The Gap Looms Large for Australian Tourism Businesses

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Time, distance and cost in a post-covid era of travel have pushed Australia’s tourism industry back 20 years where, export tourism businesses are facing cautious consumers looking for minimal risk...

Vietnam as an Emerging MICE Destination is Gaining Momentum with the addition of it’s Latest Facility a World Trade Center

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Scheduled to be opened on August 8, the WTC Expo covers an area of 22,000 square metres and is located in Binh Duong Province, which is an economic powerhouse in...

ICCA Congress Hands Over to Local Residents of Sarawak its Community Library under the ‘Gift of Love’ Program

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The ‘Gift of Love’ Batang Ai community library, is a corporate social responsibility project led by ICCA which was set-in-motion by its 59th Asia Pacific Regional Hub committee and was...

Penang Launched The Meetings Show London 2022

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The Meetings Show returns to London’s ExCel on June 29 with Penang having the honour of launching the tradeshow and at the same time, announce to the world that Penang...

TCEB’s ‘MICE Winnovation’ Programme Wins UFI Marketing Award 2022

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The award was for the best marketing strategy in a changing exhibition industry and, in recognition of the programme’s timeliness, originality, and impact on the exhibition industry. Over the past...

Metropole Underground Opens as Phnom Penh’s first Subterranean Venue

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Inspired by the glory days of Parisian art-deco of the chic vibe of early 20th century Paris, Metropole Underground is a unique addition to the famously lively bar scene in...

Malaysia and Indonesia Collaborate to Rebuild the Business Events Industry of the Two Countries

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This is MyCEB’s first trip to Indonesia to reach out to its counterpart in that country, which share similarities in; culture, economic prosperity, and the business events industry. This November,...

IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific Returns to Bangkok with First Hybrid Event

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The hybrid event introduces new initiatives such as hybrid business meets, three-dimensional virtual exhibition and scheduled meetings with broadcasts streaming and remote participation. There will be three days of in-person...

A Successful Conclusion of ACE of MICE 2022 Show

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The show has been organised by Turkish Airlines since 2014 as part of its global communication campaign to showcase the MICE industry in Turkey and the Bosphourus Region. This year...

ICCA Ranking Report Reveals How Meetings were Impacted by the Pandemic

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The International Congress and Convention Association has released its annual analysis of association meetings worldwide. The latest ICCA Ranking Report examines 8,000 meetings scheduled for the year 2021, and categorises them,...

Western Australia State Budget Increase to AUD31 Million to Boost Funding for Events

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The government of Western Australia has included in its 2022-23 state budget, an increase of AUD31 million in funding for tourism events. This along with AUD20 million for a new...

PATA Elects New Executive Board Members

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The Pacific Asia Travel Association has endorsed Mr. Peter Semone as the chair of the association’s executive board during the 71st PATA Annual General Meeting held virtually on May 13....

Bangkok to Host ICCA Congress 2023 – Signaling Thailand’s Return as Contender for Large-Scale International MICE Event

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Supported by Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, the 2023 ICCA Congress, will coincide with Bangkok showcasing the first half of the city’s 20 year strategic development plan; that of transforming...

MITEC Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

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Ms. Mala Dorasamy will head the Malaysia International Exhibition Centre. She  was previously the venue’s director of marketing and sales was made the acting chief executive officer in 2021. The...

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Earmark USD1 Billion for Reinvestment Plans

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The key goal of the programme is, to raise the hospitality experience in the luxury travel segment, whilst offering new luxury lifestyle amenities for high-value travellers, which is predicted to...

AIME 2022 Sees a Growth of AUD120 Million in Business Events

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Known as the leading trade convention for the meetings and events industry in the Asia Pacific region, AIME has released new insights on the success of this year’s show and...

Marina Bay Sands Receives Events Industry Council Sustainable Event Standards for Venues Platinum Certification

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The property is said to be the highest rated venue outside the United States, and the achievement comes after the integrated resort became the first venue to be awarded Gold...

Ready.Set.Melbourne – A New Interactive Video Planning Tool by Melbourne Convention Bureau

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Described as being between, a video show reel, and a choose-your-own- adventure book, this video tool integrates by engaging clickable options for BE professionals, to access both information on the...

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre Welcomes its First Conference

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The inaugural conference was the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga Looking Ahead Symposium and this, kick starts for the centre, a full roster of more than 100 events scheduled...

Melbourne Welcomes International Incentive Groups

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Melbourne Convention Bureau has secured six international incentive groups from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and New Zealand. This will be the first time, Melbourne and regional Victoria welcomes back incentive groups...

IACC’s 2022 Meeting Room of the Future Barometer Forecasts 2023 will be the First year to Surpass 2019 Business Events Revenue

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The survey ran over a period of three weeks in March 2022 with 87 venue operators from three continents the Americas, Europe and Australia taking part in the research study....

New Dates for IT&CM China and CTW China 2022

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In-Person Event: July 12-14, 2022 Virtual Networking: July 27-28, 2022 The organisers of IT&CM China and CTW China 2022 have announced that the Shanghai based MICE and Corporate Travel double...

Tencent Cloud Introduces ‘Lighthouse’ a Server Option for Small and Medium Enterprises

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A cloud business of a global technology company Tencent Cloud, is offering a one-stop product that integrates basic cloud services, from computing and storage to network resources. Lighthouse features a...

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Welcomes the Return of International Events

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As Malaysia opens up its international borders, the country’s premier business events venue, look forward to hosting events with over 20 high-profile international events scheduled to be held between now...

International MICE Markets Show Confidence in Thailand – TCEB Organises First Familiarisation Trip after a Two year Hiatus

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Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, president of TCEB, said the 2022 Thailand MICE familiarisation trip was a clear reflection of Thailand’s readiness to host face-to-face international business events again, following...

Sarawak to Develop World’s First International Journal of Business Events and Legacies

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Business Events Sarawak will publish an international journal of business events and legacies, with the collaboration of Australia’s Curtin University campus in Malaysia, while the Universiti Teknologi MARA Sarawak and...

ACE of MICE Exhibition Adopts the Theme ‘Sustainable Future’

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This year will the 9th edition held in Turkey with the ACE of MICE well positioned as a meeting point between Asia and Europe. The in-person event will take place...

Statement on the Crisis in Ukraine Issued by the Events Industry Council

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Events are designed to bring people together, for the common good. By their very nature, events do not discriminate between race, ethnicity, gender, social class, cultural identity, or borders. The...

BESarawak Enters into a Strategic Partnership with Malaysia Association of Tour and Travel Agents

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BESarawak’s chief executive officer Amelia Roziman, who is also the advisor of the Malaysia Association of Tour and Travel Agents’ Sarawak Chapter, expressed that MATTA’s expertise and networks are central...

Boost in Funding Has Generated Results for Western Australia’s Business Events Sector

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Business Events Perth has announced, the confirmation, of five new business events worth over AUD13.2 million thanks to, a boost in funding it received through the Government of Western Australia’s...

PATA Forecasts Asia Pacific Visitors for 2022 to Increase and Gaining in Strength to 2024

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The travel association predicts annual changes in international visitor arrivals across the region, to turn positive versus 2021 IVAs under each of the mild, medium, and severe scenarios in 2021....

Queen Sirikit National Convention Center Selected as Venue for APEC Summit 2022

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The venue which is set to reopen in September after an extensive redevelopment, will host all meetings related to the APEC Framework. Thailand is chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation...

GainingEdge Releases Competitive Index of International Convention Destinations for 2021

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The global convention industry consulting firm has published its fourth annual destination competitive index that ranks the world’s top cities in terms of key draw factors for meeting planners. Main...

Malaysia Reopens Border for Business Events Recovery

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The Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau support the Malaysian government decision to reopen the borders of the country.  This according to the bureau will rejuvenate Malaysia’s economic activities from businesses,...

New Queen Sirikit National Convention Center Introduces Bangkok’s First Active Lifestyle Mall

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The revamped Queen Sirikit National Convention Center which is scheduled to be opened in September, will include, a new retail mall developed under the concept of active lifestyle, to attract...

Messe München Acquires Asia Climate Forum – Confirms In-Person Event for 2022

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A subsidiary of Messe München for Southeast Asia MMI Asia Pte Ltd has taken over ownership and operation of the Asia Climate Forum from former owners Media Generation Ventures Ltd...

Thailand Eyes Global Events for MICE Comeback Post Covid

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Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau has launched its bid to host a Specialised Expo 2028 in Phuket,  with the ambassador of Thailand to France, Mr. Sarun Charoensuwan submitting a Letter...

New Appointments at Sabah International Convention Centre

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The waterfront purpose-built facility has announced three new personnel: Ms. Isabelle Chai is director of sales, events and marketing; Mr. Safian Bin Haji Omar, director of safety and security; and...

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen Opens 40th ASEAN Tourism Forum

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This year’s ATF with some 350 participants from more than 27 countries and regions is hosted by Cambodia held at Sihanoukville for three days beginning from January 18.  ‘A community...

Sarawak’s Business Events Total Economic Impact for 2021 is RM365 Million

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Sarawak, secured a total of 109 business events with an estimation of RM365 million in total economic impact with tax revenue of RM21.4 million and, approximately 28, 289 new job opportunities...