This Week's Headlines

Business Events Australia further bolsters business events sector

Business Events Australia will receive more funding for its Bid Fund Program, as well as release a new video series showcasing Australian innovation, in...

MyCEB unveils 10-year plan for business events industry

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) recently launched its 10-year Strategic Marketing Plan...

CTMs go offline, allows TMCs to better manage Covid-19 complexities

While travel technology can help to simplify corporate travel programmes, complexities created by the...

Hong Kong to ease quarantine rules for vaccinated visitors

Hong Kong will reduce the mandatory quarantine period for fully vaccinated visitors by seven...

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...

Q&A

Event changes in extraordinary times

The events industry has experienced extraordinary developments in the past year. Ahead of IT&CM and CTW China 2021, TTG Asia Media’s managing director and event organiser Darren Ng reviews lessons learnt and his outlook on international travel and events as the market moves closer to recovery.

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.

Intelligence

New research conducted by Collinson – a global company in traveller experiences and medical assistance – from a total of 18,500 travellers in 2019...
Travellers are growing more confident when it comes to travelling again by air, are increasingly frustrated with current travel restrictions, and are more accepting...

Global exhibition industry shrunk by 68% in 2020: UFI

UFI has released an updated Covid-19 damage assessment for the global exhibition and tradeshow...

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...

Editor's Pick

Small city charms

Armed with Covid-safe practices, a hunger for knowledge, and fresh hotel deals, Adelaide is confident in its MICE positioning once borders open.

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.

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