This Week's Headlines

Venues in Metro Manila given green light to reopen under strict...

Convention centres and other standalone venues in Metro Manila and areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) – the second weakest level of lockdown in...

SIGGRAPH Asia heads to Sydney come 2023

SIGGRAPH Asia has chosen Sydney to be the host city for its 2023 conference...

Accor partners with Microsoft Teams

Accor has collaborated with Microsoft to launch ALL CONNECT, a new hybrid meetings concept...

IATA’s Travel App to go live next month

After several months of rigid testing with Singapore Airlines, IATA is on the brink...

Business Events Australia rolls out domestic recovery campaign

Tourism Australia launched the latest iteration of its domestic-focused business events campaign, Event Here...

Q&A

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

Driving deeper engagement with virtual events

Jim Sharpe, CEO of Aventri, shares how new technology can drive meaningful connections for online attendees, exhibitors and sponsors.

The future that is hybrid events

Hybrid events have established itself as the way forward for the MICE industry. Veemal Gungadin, CEO of GlobalSign.in, takes a closer look at the industry's inevitable transformation and digital progress, and shares his outlook for the near future

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

Intelligence

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...
A revival in Asia-Pacific's (APAC) business travel will vary across sectors and will accelerate revenue diversification and digitisation in the industry, according to executives...

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

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

Half of APEC’s planners keen on in-person meetings

Half of APEC's (Asia Pacific excluding China) meeting planners surveyed by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott...

Editor's Pick

Evergreen charms

Often perceived as an expensive destination, Switzerland in reality offers a value-for-money proposition for Asian corporate groups thanks to its diverse venues and activities available all year round.

Hidden Tokyo

Metropolis Tokyo has long been a hit with business events, but work is in motion to turn planners’ attention to rural gems in the greater area.

Changes for the better

Tough lessons during the transition from in-person to hybrid events have laid the foundations for a brighter future for business gatherings, where attendees can join in from anywhere and benefit from enhanced engagement. Events specialists tell Karen Yue how.

Tips for successful online networking

Physical networking has its challenges, but it can feel even more complicated now that events are online. Jim Sharpe, CEO at Aventri, offers suggestions on how to bring about a fruitful networking session among event attendees.

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