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[Sponsored Post] Things you might not know about Putin and his choice of resort...

Some interesting facts about the Russian President’s interests and taste. #1: Putin was greatly influenced by his paternal grandfather, Spiridon Ivanovich Putin, a skilled cook who worked for Lenin, then Stalin. “It required sensitive political instincts and...

Food waste prevention certification to launch soon in Thailand

A food waste prevention certification programme – The Pledge on Food Waste – will debut across Thai hotels and event venues at end-November, following a ceremony by Sampran Riverside to mark its success as...

Malaysia Airlines strengthens proposition for corporate groups

Malaysia Airlines has introduced a slew of new offerings for 2018, specifically targeted at incentive groups. Arved Nikolaus von zur Muehlan, chief commercial officer at Malaysia Airlines, said the new offerings will include dedicated check-in...

Egencia gives business travellers an Advantage

Egencia, the business travel arm of the Expedia group, has introduced Egencia Advantage, a new global programme of services designed to support business travellers throughout their entire journey. At launch, Egencia Advantage includes: LoungeBuddy: Global aggregator...

New rooftop events space debuts in heart of HCMC

The five-star Caravelle Saigon in Vietnam, located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, recently launched its 26th floor event space, boasting unrivalled views of the cityscape and Saigon River. Called Events on 26,...

Low exhibitor advocacy a key bugbear: UFI

Low exhibitor advocacy is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry globally, according to a report released by UFI The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry in partnership with event research specialists Explori...

Myanmar, a jewel in the rough for MICE

Julian Ryall catches up with Phillip Couvaras, who joined Sule Shangri-La, Yangon as general manager in June, and takes on the additional role of Myanmar area general manager, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. Couvaras reviews Myanmar's readiness for business events

Millennials give rise to “smart” events

Augmented reality (AR) has been around for over a decade but industry stakeholders believe it will become more mainstream at future business events as technology continues to evolve. Donald Lim, chief executive wizard, at Singapore-based...

Inaugural Dubai Association Conference to take place next month

Dubai Association Centre – a joint initiative of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) – will debut the...

Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre opens

Located in Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah, Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre offers 310 guestrooms comprising 135 superior rooms, 40 executive suites and 135 suites in configurations of one-, two- and three-bedrooms. The...