This Week's Headlines

Nest Virtual Convention Center opens its virtual doors

Nest Group Indonesia (NGI) has unveiled the Nest Virtual Convention Center (NVCC), the country's first web-based virtual venue. Although virtual, NVCC offers both indoor and...

Indonesia unveils three-phase tourism recovery plan

The Indonesian government has unveiled its three-stage recovery plan to build a more resilient...

Yokohama pushes the green envelope for MICE events

Yokohama is eyeing more sustainability-focused business events following the successful hosting of its first...

BCD Travel launches new corporate travel and expense platform

BCD Pay is a new cloud-based platform from BCD Travel that has been described...

Langham opens a luxury outpost in Jakarta

The Langham, Jakarta, has opened in Indonesia, making it Langham Hospitality Group's first property...

Q&A

Building a lasting legacy

Amelia Roziman, the new CEO of BESarawak, shows why she's the best woman for the job through her grit and tenacity, and shares plans in motion that will build a bigger and better business events industry in Sarawak.

Wings of constant change

Given the extended period of this new reality, Florence Chua, PCMA's managing director APAC, shares her thoughts on how the pandemic has fundamentally impacted the way business events professionals engage with their audiences, and how the association is preparing to tackle the challenges that lie ahead

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.

Intelligence

Nearly two-thirds of Asia-Pacific business travellers surveyed are raring to go for professional and personal reasons, but they also want flexibility from employers on...
While virtual meetings and remote work are here to stay, business travel and face-to-face meetings remain extremely important. Seventy-six per cent of survey respondents...

Sustainability remains a priority for exhibition industry: UFI

UFI has released a new report on the status of sustainability in the exhibition...

Business travel demand steadily rising, but policies hamper return of international...

More companies are reporting a willingness and actual return to business travel, with domestic...

Editor's Pick

Eyes on the prize

Prudence Lui dives headfirst into the seemingly quiet Macau tourism scene, and finds that the city has been pouring efforts into augmenting its various offerings which are key to attracting corporate groups when borders are more porous.

Virtual engagements

From simple group meditation to intense mental challenges, teams are spoilt for choice when it comes to online bonding.

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 wreak havoc on one’s mental health and work performance, says Adrian Toh, vice president (development), Singapore Psychological Society.

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