This Week's Headlines

Cvent panel finds hybrid events still hot

Repeated anecdotal reports of online meeting fatigue have not knocked hybrid and virtual events off their perch, with speakers at last week’s Cvent Industry...

BEIA launches New Zealand guide for event planners

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) has released the 29th edition of its Aotearoa New...

Star Alliance makes touchless journeys a reality with SITA, NEC agreement

Frequent flyer programme customers of Star Alliance member airlines will soon be able to...

Hong Kong green-lights plan to cut quarantine for vaccinated travellers

Fully vaccinated travellers from most places to Hong Kong will need only serve a...

Trade webinar to spark survival ideas for Indonesia’s SME exhibition companies

Five exhibitions industry leaders will come together on July 1 to debate the future...

Q&A

A positive outlook for Asia

The new director for Switzerland Tourism South-east Asia hails from China, where he last led the organisation’s thrust into Greater China. He talks about his next new challenge.

Mapping out a recovery strategy

Alicia Yao, vice president of the China Business Event Industry Committee, and managing director of IME Consulting, discusses the pace at which China is recovering, and what steps international destinations need to take to help cross-border business travel flow freely again

Learn, adapt, and plan

Kenny Yong, founder and group CEO of Fireworks Trade Media shares how he pulled off several tradeshows in Thailand at the height of the pandemic, and why he isn't a staunch believer in completely virtual events

Strengthening foundations, broadening reach

Seoul Convention Bureau (SCB) is strengthening connections with the global business events industry and building a close network for local stakeholders as it steps into the future with optimism, reveals director Eun-mi Kim.

Intelligence

New research released by Collinson’s Priority Pass has revealed that pre-pandemic frequent flyers are ready to get back on a plane, as 77% of...
The Global Business Travel Association's (GBTA) latest poll has revealed that three in four GBTA buyer and procurement respondents feel their employees are ‘willing’...

Business travel gathers momentum; seismic shift to more flexible working arrangements:...

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has found in its recent poll that nearly...

71% deem virtual/online events very or extremely important: Pico

The Pico Group has released fresh industry research to reveal what has fundamentally changed...

Editor's Pick

Evolving spaces

An evolution is sweeping through Asia’s convention centres as they race to capture online and hybrid events and win the confidence of event owners and organisers that are prioritising true partnership in their selection of venues.

A natural attraction

Travel confidence is returning with the rollout of vaccines and reopened state borders. With with most international borders shut, northern Queensland events stakeholders are realising that their natural surrounds are a big draw for local corporate groups.

Staying the course

There is a setback in Singapore’s journey towards business events recovery due to a new wave of infections, but her tourism board is pressing on with efforts to bring the industry back to life through digital transformation and pilot B2B hybrid events.

Peeking into the future of events

The spirit of innovation has truly thrived amid this pandemic. We have seen major...

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