This Week's Headlines

Singapore Airshow 2018 to spotlight critical future trends, innovative start-ups

Cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles and emerging technologies will take the spotlight at the Singapore Airshow 2018. The show, which will run from February 6 to 11,...

Singapore to host Rotary International Convention 2024

Singapore has won the provisional bid to host the Rotary International Convention in 2024,...

Sexton steps down from PCMA; Karamat takes over

After more than 12 years at the helm, PCMA president and CEO Deborah Sexton...

Tour East establishes leisure presence in North America

Shortly after beefing up its sales infrastructure in Europe, Tour East is now growing...

ITB Asia inks partnership with ACTE

ITB Asia has signed an agreement with the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE),...

Q&A

Business events steer course for cruises

More meeting and incentive groups are coming on board for corporate events on cruises. Royal Caribbean’s managing director for Asia Pacific, Sean Treacy, tells Pamela Chow how his company is catering to this growing segment

Building for the future

Shailesh Pallipuram, InterContinental Hotels Group's (IHG) vice president sales & marketing, South East Asia & Korea tells Rachel AJ Lee how the Crowne Plazas and InterContinentals are staying relevant to better handle meetings of the future

Myanmar, a jewel in the rough for MICE

Julian Ryall catches up with Phillip Couvaras, who joined Sule Shangri-La, Yangon as general manager in June, and takes on the additional role of Myanmar area general manager, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. Couvaras reviews Myanmar's readiness for business events

Honing in on South Korea

Wyndham Hotel Group launched four hotels in South Korea this year, three of which are in Jeju. David Wray, vice president, development & acquisitions for the company's South East Asia and Pacific Rim operations, tells Karen Yue why

A test of manpower for Macau

Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM)'s executive director, Irene Lau, tells Prudence Lui...

Intelligence

Low exhibitor advocacy is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry globally, according to a report released by UFI The Global Association of...
In a recent reserach, Carlson Wagonlit Travel found that while more than one-third (37 per cent) of European travellers are concerned about safety and...

New research calls travel managers to take traveller-considerate approach

Spurred by new norms of hyper-connectivity, on-demand services, greater personalisation and always-on support, business...

AMEX report forecasts increased industry confidence and competition moving forward

The meetings & events industry can be optimistic about growth prospects next year, driven...

Global business travellers identify top challenges on the road

Time spent in transit is the most challenging aspect of business travel, according a...

Delegate health at events growing in priority: IACC survey

IACC has released its Trends in Nutrition & Delegate Wellbeing survey report, and results reveal...

Editor's Pick

Over coffee with Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya

The new president of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) talks about how business events is not part of tourism and how it can ensure inclusive growth for all in the Kingdom

One minute with Chikako Shimizu

Chikako Shimizu has joined the new Andaz Singapore as its director of operations, moving from Grand Hyatt Singapore where she was executive assistant manager

Taipei’s new direction

Faced with dwindling arrivals from China, Taipei targets South-east Asian corporates with rewards, refurbished halls and new venues.

Singapore – a specialised events city

Tiny Singapore may be running out of space for expanding, massive tradeshows, but industry experts believe that the city-state can benefit from its position as a hub for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The tide of change is coming for Hua Hin

The Thai resort town of Hua Hin is all primed for MICE business, but what it lacks is direct international flight access and stronger promotion.

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