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The future of MICE: How can businesses adapt?

Ta Loong Gan, managing director, Barco South-east Asia and vice president ProAV, Barco Asia Pacific, shares why companies need to rethink the essentiality of business travel and how they can prepare for the future of the workplace with the help of technology.

TMCs get leaner, smarter

Global TMCs look set to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic in a better shape, as they move towards closer client partnerships, new pricing models that benefit all parties, and continued innovations. Jo Sully, vice president...

Incentives here to stay, but design will change

Motivation is extremely important in today's challenging business landscape, and incentive trips remain one of the best ways to do this, opined industry leaders during the Customer Deep Dive: Incentive Travel and Events panel,...

Singapore charges on with safe event prototype, rapid antigen testing

Singapore is pressing forward with a prototype for hybrid events that can accommodate up to 250 pax in person, including overseas visitors, made possible with safe itineraries, rapid antigen testing and a strict cohort...

GBTA completes acquisition of ACTE

Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world's largest business travel association, has completed its acquisition of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives' (ACTE) key assets. As part of the integration effort, two former ACTE Board...

ICC Sydney given green light to hold events for up to 1,500

The International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has received an exemption to hold corporate events and conferences for up to 1,500 people, following approval from the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Health. Corporate events,...

Novotel Hanoi Thai Ha opens in Vietnam’s capital

Accor has opened Novotel Hanoi Thai Ha, the group’s seventh property in the Vietnamese capital. Located in the Dong Da District, the property offers 338 studios, apartments and suites within, for both short- and long-stay...

IATA to get a new leader

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that its director general and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, will step down from his role effective March 31, 2021. In line to take over De Juniac’s role...

MEA announces board of directors

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) held its Annual General Meeting on November 24, 2020, where the nine directors of the Board were announced, with executive positions subsequently appointed by the Board. MEA’s board of directors...

Claude Blanc takes over IBTM Events portfolio

Shane Hannam will be stepping down from his position as portfolio director of IBTM Events after three years. As a result, the IBTM Events portfolio will now be managed by Claude Blanc. In this new...