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New Zealand expertise serves up new agri-food-tech event

New Zealand has launched a new event, the 2035 Oceania Summit, which will be held in Auckland in 2022 and showcase local solutions for...

Thailand extends lockdown, expands enhanced restrictions to more provinces

Thailand will extend lockdown restrictions in Bangkok and 12 other dark-red zone provinces for...

Melbourne secures world’s largest psychology congress for 2028

Melbourne has been chosen as the host city for the International Congress of Psychology...

Tradeshow organisers welcome turning point for Singapore’s MICE industry

Tradeshow and conference organisers in Singapore believe that easing of restrictions on business events and quarantine-free arrivals for vaccinated travellers, should these come into force once herd immunity is achieved in the coming month or so, could result in a livelier year-end calendar of events for the city-state.

Manila to return to rigid lockdown as the Philippines struggles to...

In yet another setback for the Philippines' tourism industry, the government has announced that...

Q&A

Full speed ahead

Kai Hattendorf, managing director & CEO, UFI, strongly advocates for governments to be the catalyst in safely restarting their country's business events, and lists the non-exhaustive initiatives the association has put in place to help achieve this

All the right moves

Events technology company Delegate's co-founders, Melissa Lou (CEO) and Jacqueline Ye (CSO), relate how their quick pivot at the start of the pandemic helped the company survive the past year, and how seeking improvement and cultivating a growth mindset is helping them sustain the business moving forward.

Searching for the silver lining in every cloud

Alan Pryor, chairman of Business Events Council Malaysia, discusses the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, what support the industry needs during such dire times, and how upskilling and upgrading of skillsets will be crucial in the near future.

Different charms for a cautious bunch

A new study finds Chinese consumers are far more cautious with travel but their wanderlust remains, asserts Sienna Parulis-Cook, spokesperson for Dragon Trail International, a marketing solutions specialist in China.

Intelligence

More companies are reporting a willingness and actual return to business travel, with domestic travel taking the lead. However, government restrictions on international travel...
Half of the leading pharmaceutical and biopharma companies surveyed are ready to sponsor in-person events next autumn, according to a study conducted by AIM...

APAC firms fret over business competition and employee safety in months...

A new study commissioned by SAP Concur about the business impact of Covid-19 and...

Global leaders believe business travel will be more important than ever

As restrictions ease globally, built-up anticipation for business travel is clear, with 81% of...

Editor's Pick

Teams under challenge

Social distancing and work-from-home arrangements have severe impacts on team communications and relationships, making teambuilding programmes more critical than ever.

Expert speaks up: The mental pain of isolation

Reduced social interaction during the pandemic can wreck havoc on one’s mental health and work performance, says Adrian Toh, vice president (development), Singapore Psychological Society

Brighter horizons ahead

A currently-dormant MICE scene is eagerly waiting to romance China corporates with its hospitality, sun, sand, and sea when borders reopen.

It is bustling down under

New schemes to entice the Chinese market are under wraps, but the scene is rife with fresh products ready to dazzle.

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