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    AFECA names best in Asia's MICE industry at second awards ceremony

    The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) celebrated its 11th anniversary and held its second AFECA Awards ceremony in Xiamen earlier this month in recognition of the best performers in the industry in Asia.


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    PICC to add new exhibition space, museum as part of upgrading plans

    The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) is expanding with the construction of a museum already started and the building of a new trade and exhibition hall beginning next year.


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    Banyan Tree ups the sell in SE Asia with inspirational meeting spaces

    The Banyan Tree Group is offering a range of scenic meeting spaces from its resorts across South-east Asia, touted to be unlike the usual bland and drab venues usually found.


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    Gold Coast set to welcome its biggest incentive group ever

    Chinese personal healthcare company Infinitus has chosen the Gold Coast for its week-long incentive programme taking place in May 2018, giving the region its biggest business event to date.


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    Carlson Wagonlit makes two new senior appointments

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has appointed Matt O'Keefe as chief technology officer of hotel distribution and Matt Brennan as vice president of hotel operations.


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    Meet Taiwan leverages innovative methods to raise awareness at trade shows

    Convention bureau Meet Taiwan is utilising creative means to boost its destination profile and branding during travel trade events.


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    Membership swells at Seoul MICE Alliance ahead of annual meet

    The Seoul MICE Alliance (SMA) gained 36 members in October, bringing its membership strength up to 230 ahead of the SMA Annual Meeting and as it continues to strive towards boosting the city's MICE competitiveness.


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    JNTO to open four new offices in Asia next year

    The Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) in Asia-Pacific is intensifying efforts to promote Japan as a MICE and leisure destination with the opening of four new marketing offices in Asia in 2017.


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    Political uncertainties in US, Europe unlikely to bring down meetings demand in Asia

    The meetings industry in Asia will continue to thrive in the face of political uncertainty and changes taking place in Europe and the US, according to industry leaders interviewed at ICCA Congress 2016.


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    Adelaide Convention Centre's East Building to open with advanced technologies and functionality

    Adelaide Convention Centre's (ACC) East Building, set to open in 2017, will feature the world's largest seating drums and a hinged seating stored in the roof space.


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