This Week's Headlines

New Zealand kickstarts MICE recovery with in-person event

New Zealand’s only showcase for the business events industry this year, BE Reconnected, brought together over 420 event organisers and suppliers from around the...

Global DMC Partners concludes first virtual event on a high note

Global DMC Partners, a global network of independently owned destination management companies (DMCs) and...

Auckland chalks up two conference wins

The city of Auckland has won the hosting rights for two conferences – the...

TTGmice goes on festive break

TTGmice will be taking a break from December 4 after a very challenging year.

MACEOS petitions Malaysian gov’t to help with operating costs

The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) has appealed to...

Q&A

Practicing sustainability during a pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is testing business commitment to sustainability, as tighter hygiene standards lead to a spike in single-use packaging, sterilisation and waste production. Kevin Teng, executive director of sustainability, Marina Bay Sands, shares how the integrated resort is pulling off its balancing act

Taking the world by virtual force

Engaging the global community in full force, ILTM goes one step farther this year with the ILTM World Tour, an international meet-and-greet spanning three weeks. Alison Gilmore, its portfolio director, gives a teaser of the event

Evolving with the times

Aux Media Group recently unveiled its Aux Immersive Studio, an environment that merges physical and virtual events through Extended Reality (XR) technology and game engine systems. Its chief executive, Choong Chyi Kei, shares more about how the events company warmly embraced the technology wave brought about by Covid-19

Plugging the gap

Established in March 2019, the Japan MICE Association had to face challenges posed by the pandemic before its first anniversary, but it is determined to prepare Japan’s business events industry for a bright future post-Covid-19. Naomi Mano, the association’s chairman and CEO of Tokyo-based boutique hospitality consultancy Luxurique, shares more.

Intelligence

According to the 2021 Global Meetings and Events Forecast from American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT),...
Half of APEC's (Asia Pacific excluding China) meeting planners surveyed by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s travel programme, are planning to continue with offline events...

Corporate travel segment demonstrates slow and steady rebound: FCM

Fifty per cent of organisations have begun travelling again, but with stipulations, according to...

Live events preferred but online content poses competition: UFI, Explori study

An ongoing Global Recovery Project research conducted by Explori, UFI and the Society for...

Editor's Pick

A race for relevancy

In a rapidly digitalising events landscape, event venues need to transform themselves into agile content incubators to survive. By Karen Yue.

Catering for creativity

Heightened health and safety measures have forced hotels to rewrite their event F&B playbook. Pamela Chow finds out how creative catering in Asia is evolving.

Loud and clear

In times of suppressed business demand, communications need to be strategic, frequent and clear to pave the way for a quick return to activity when the time is right.

Stay in the light

Despite bleak business, some of the region’s CVBs have chosen to remain visible, vocal and useful to keep inspiring their industry partners.

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