This Week's Headlines

Zürich works to show off its fun side for incentive travel

Long regarded as the financial and business heart of Switzerland, Zürich is now determined to remind business event planners that it has a playful...

Boracay MICE Alliance hosts inaugural networking event in Manila

Boracay MICE Alliance (BMA), a collaboration of hospitality stakeholders formed three years ago, held...

Bhutan waives Sustainable Development Fee for MICE groups

The Department of Tourism (DoT) Bhutan is demonstrating its support for its fledging business...

Tourism New Zealand creates new Delegate Marketing Hub

Tourism New Zealand has launched a Delegate Marketing Hub, featuring more than 150 assets...

Weak ringgit poses challenges in promoting Western Australia

The ringgit weakened to RM4.77 per US dollar on April 18, 2024, nearing its...

Q&A

Lynell Peck, ICC Sydney’s director of culinary service, demonstrates how event venues can have a powerful impact on local economies and communities through their culinary selection.
Sarah Goldfinch, Adelaide Convention Centre’s new general manager, is all geared up and ready to bring about a wave of unforgettable events to South Australia's thriving business events sector

Event Technology

FCM M&E rolls out global Venue Finder platform

FCM Meetings & Events (FCM M&E) has launched FCM Venue Finder to allow meeting planners quicker access to venues and to complete bookings. The new...

1000meetings unveils tool to simplify RFP process

Technology platform 1000meetings has launched an RFP tool that simplifies the process for buyers...

MCA, AV1 make major investment in venue tech

Live event production company AV1 and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA Australia)...

The Arinex Group introduces Arinex Live technology services

Australia-headquartered The Arinex Group has officially unveiled Arinex Live, which specialises in event management...

Intelligence

Revenues for the exhibitions industry for 2024 are expected to reach 115% of pre-pandemic level on average globally, and more than 52% of companies...
The global business travel industry has put the pandemic behind it and is riding a wave of momentum at the start of 2024. A majority...

Business travellers ready to hit the road, but on their own...

Corporate travellers in Asia-Pacific are exhibiting a greater willingness to travel for business, but...

Corporate travel rebounded in 2023, optimistic indicators for the year ahead:...

The majority of professionals in the global business travel industry say the sector has...

Editor's Pick

Metropolitan marvel

Jakarta is undergoing a transformative phase, where infrastructure advancements are redefining its business events landscape

More than just venues

Asia-Pacific’s top convention centres are proving to be more than just spaces for hire, as they play a bigger role in connecting event organisers and attendees with meaningful experiences in the destination. By Karen Yue, Rachel AJ Lee, and S Puvaneswary

All that glitters

Hong Kong’s arsenal of generous subvention schemes, destination advocacy by business leaders across industries, and intensified marketing are working in unison to bring the sparkle back to Asia’s events city

Strike up the brand

Adelaide seizes the opportunity to showcase its finest to international incentive planners, and rebuild relationships in a fiercely competitive industry

Case Studies

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