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    Penang hosts 1,251 events in PCEB's first year of operations

    Penang hosted 1,251 events with an estimated economic impact of RM808 million (US$182 million) in its CVB's first year of operations in 2016, according to an industry review released by the Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB).


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    The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore makes four senior appointments

    The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore has appointed Renato De Oliveira as hotel manager, Nicolas Bailet as executive assistant manager for food and beverage, Alicia Lee as director of sales, and Sharul Madi as director of sales – MICE.


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    Destination Asia announces dual promotions

    Destination Asia has promoted Kaci McAllister to general manager of Destination Asia China, and Karen Cheng to deputy general manager of their Shanghai office.


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    Bangkok's IMPACT diversifies into leisure offerings

    IMPACT Exhibition Management has earmarked 5.6 billion baht (US$159.4 million) over a three-year period to develop a new water park, attractions and hotels at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani complex in a bid to diversify its offerings and attain a more balanced revenue stream that is currently focused on MICE.


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    Crowne Plaza Manila looks to grow foreign business event count

    Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Ortigas has started working with PCOs to grow its foreign-sourced business events currently comprising just 10 per cent of the pie, with the remainder dominated by local ones.


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    Dusit International's products, services attain ISO 9001:2015

    Dusit International has introduced Total Quality Management (TQM) systems across its entire portfolio of properties, making it one of the first Thai-owned hospitality companies to meet the criteria of the International Organization for Standardization's ISO 9000 series and to commit to continuous improvement in all operational aspects.


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    Le Méridien Putrajaya eyes business events

    The six-month-old Le Méridien Putrajaya is marketing its unique location within the lush IOI Resort City, and capitalising on the weak ringgit to attract business event buyers.


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    Tokyo Big Sight to adjust schedules with show organisers impacted by venue closure

    The operator of Tokyo Big Sight is attempting to play down criticism over the Japanese government's decision to close the city's largest convention centre for seven months before and during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, emphasising that it is open to discussions on adjustments to exhibition schedules.


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    Sarawak Convention Bureau scores more business events in 2016

    Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) and its partners have landed 83 more business events in 2016 – 59 bids won and 24 bids supported – to be held between 2017 and 2020.


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    Cambodia shores up hardware to attract meetings, incentives

    Cambodia is stepping up its efforts to lure more foreign footfalls, especially from the meetings and incentives segment, in order to reach its 2020 target of 7.5 million arrivals.


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