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Hong Kong to ease quarantine rules for vaccinated visitors

Hong Kong will reduce the mandatory quarantine period for fully vaccinated visitors by seven days from as early as end-April or early May. Travellers from...

Vaccine passports to have limited impact, repitching businesses takes precedence

While many see Covid-19 vaccine passports as a solution or “game changer” for the...

CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park slated for September opening

CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park, a new state-of-the-art conference and events centre, will open its...

Business Events Perth dangles cash incentive for keynote speaker acquisition

Business Events Perth is offering up to A$25,000 (US$19,145) to help bring in extraordinary...

ADX goes to Melbourne; MCB releases fresh funding initiative

Australia’s largest dental event, the Australian Dental Exhibition (ADX) will be meeting in Melbourne...

Q&A

Brave step forward

Montgomery Asia has the honour of producing Singapore’s first large-scale hybrid event in 2021, as the city-state begins to carefully resume big events. Managing director Chris McCuin says it takes a whole lot of courage and external support to lead that restart in unusual times.

Gearing up for business take-off

Business travel bubbles bring a dawn of hope to the global MICE sector, but the still-salient risks mean that organisations must update their travel policies in tandem. Low Kiang Wei, medical director at International SOS, explains why.

Strength of a woman, of a leader

Karen Bolinger, currently PCMA's managing director Asia Pacific, recalls one of her greatest personal losses as well as the strategies she and her team employed to put Melbourne on the business events map during her time as CEO of Melbourne Convention Bureau.

Riding the tide of change

With the pandemic blurring the lines between digital and physical spaces, Singapore Sports Hub CEO Lionel Yeo shares how the company plans to head into a post-Covid era on the front foot by embracing a “phygital” strategy for hybrid community events

Intelligence

Travellers are growing more confident when it comes to travelling again by air, are increasingly frustrated with current travel restrictions, and are more accepting...
UFI has released an updated Covid-19 damage assessment for the global exhibition and tradeshow industry, where figures revealed that global industry revenues for 2020...

Diversification, digitisation and duty of care to drive APAC’s business travel...

A revival in Asia-Pacific's (APAC) business travel will vary across sectors and will accelerate...

Hybrid meetings the way forward for APAC’s MICE: AMEX GBT

According to the 2021 Global Meetings and Events Forecast from American Express Meetings &...

Editor's Pick

Wellness matters

Already a darling of wellness tourists, Thailand is now working to attract corporate events focused on the business of health and those keen on mentally and physically rejuvenating elements in their events.

A different way to do good

Movement and social restrictions along with business challenges have relegated CSR elements within most business events to the bottom of the to-do list. However, for those who are determined to do good, many options exist.

Tips for successful virtual event sponsorships

Many companies count on events to build business relationships, and the lack of in-person conferences during the pandemic has left them struggling for leads. Jim Sharpe, CEO at Aventri, offers suggestions on how to help sponsors and exhibitors drive more revenue and leads during virtual events.

Hoshino’s helping hand

Hoshino Resorts in Japan is using its power to get privately-owned and rural accommodation providers through the Covid-19 storm.

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