Asia

Food handlers to train at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Further underlining its commitment to being an industry leader in talent development, as well as a knowledge centre and training provider for local industry players and stakeholders, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre will be conducting its first public ‘Food Handlers Training Course’ on 11 October 2016. The training will be conducted by Mr Girbakran al Balachandran, a team member of the Centre’s ...

Indonesia’s ascent

Aage Hansen, president director Deutsche Messe Venue Operations, Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), says Indonesia is thinking big when it comes to MICE.

FESPA Asia to return Bangkok in February 2017

FESPA has announced the launch of FESPA Asia, an exhibition and conference, which will take place from the 15-17 February 2017 at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand. This latest event launch from the FESPA’s portfolio of trade print events, in cooperation with Asian Exhibition Services, has been designed to connect the screen, digital and textile printing communities across the ASEAN region. Research shows ...

Seoul Metropolitan Government to address tourism impact

South Korea’s Seoul Metropolitan Government will host the ‘Seoul International Fair & Sustainable Tourism Forum 2016 (SIFT)’ with Seoul Tourism Organization at the Grand Hilton Hotel, Seoul on 20-21 September. Anticipating over 20m tourists by 2018, the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Seoul Tourism Organization, in cooperation with the UNWTO, SIFT will provide a platform to discuss pol...

ibtm china ends on a high note

Reed Exhibitions’ ibtm china trade show welcomed 400 buyers from 49 international destinations, the organiser claimed. Over 7,000 appointments took place and Reed said ibtm china, since inception in 2005, had “become the only state-level MICE international exhibition in China”

The Oberoi Group begins search for new talent

The Oberoi Group has commenced the selection process for its two year ‘Post Graduate Management Programme’ at The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development (OCLD). The 18-month long sales management programme is designed to train graduates through a combination of academic study and comprehensive hands-on training. Selection for the programme will start in September this year through campus visits...

TCEB’s blogger familiarisation trip

Thailand Exhibition and Convention Bureau (TCEB) and IMPACT Exhibition Management Co have collaborated on a trip to Bangkok for bloggers.

Travelife certification for EXO Travel’s Laos and Myanmar DMCs

EXO Travel Laos and Myanmar have both been awarded the Travelife certification. Recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, the Travelife accreditation establishes EXO Myanmar and EXO Laos as destination management companies (DMCs) within their respective countries to comply with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria and thus awarded the Travelife certification. Both EXO offices were t...

Shenyang New World Expo to host inaugural event

The Shenyang New World Expo (EXPO) will host its inaugural event, China’s Annual National Planning Conference 2016 (ANPC) on 24-26 September. Current advance registrations ensure that over 7,000 delegates will attend the event from throughout China. Cliff Wallace, chairman of the EXPO’s private management and operating company said: “To host this prestigious event as EXPO’s opening event while cel...

PATA forges new partnership with Africa Travel Association

A Memorandum of Understanding between the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Africa Travel Association (ATA), a division of the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), is set to strengthen the tourism links between the continent of Africa and the Asia Pacific region. The two organisations have agreed to cooperate in a number of areas including market intelligence and proprietary research; c...

Lake and theme park development part of IMPACT’s $29m investment

IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center is set to invest more than one billion baht (US$29m) worth of structure projects that will promote a tourism hub in the venue.

Malaysia booked as host for World Library and Information Congress

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has announced that Malaysia will host to the 84th IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in 2018. IFLA made the announcement at the 82nd WLIC, which is being held in the city of Columbus, Ohio in the United States of America. The Malaysian delegation was present to receive the great news on the announcement ma...