Asia

Malaysia hosts UIA Associations Round Table

Malaysia has successfully hosted the 6th UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2018 (UIA 2018) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, 26–27 September 2018. The interactive two-day programme was organised by the Union of International Associations (UIA) and hosted by the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTA...

IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific make big splash in Bangkok

Over 3,000 delegates and 360 exhibiting organisations attended the 26th Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) and 21st Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia-Pacific double bill event in Bangkok, Thailand. They were joined by 500 hosted buyers and media for the three-day event, 18-20 September 2018. The event hosted a record 29 networking functions and 21 knowledge sessions. IT...

Skybridges pave the way for continued growth in Thailand

The 250-metre-long skybridge from ibis Bangkok IMPACT in Thailand, which leads to the venue’s exhibition halls, is now open to serve hotel guests and visitors. The Thai venue also recently completed a second 200-metre-long bridge connecting Cosmo Bazaar Outlet to indoor and outdoor parking lots, helping to accommodate visitors to KCON 2018 Thailand, Miss Universe 2018 and more. The upgraded facili...

Take-off for Singapore Airlines’ non-stop 19-hour flight

Singapore Airlines will launch, 11 October, the world’s longest non-stop passenger flight. Its long-range Airbus A350-900 aircraft will take 19 hours to fly the Singapore-New York route and carry 161 passengers, non in ‘cattle’ class. There will be two configurations: Business and Premium Economy. The new flight will connect Changi Airport with Newark Liberty International and will beat the record...

ADNEC sails into October events fest with International Boat Show cutting the waves

The inaugural Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS 2018), which comes to Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) 17-20 October, is set to push Abu Dhabi into new waters as a global leisure marine destination. October promises some very busy waters for ADNEC, which will host 10 leading regional and international events across key sectors at its Abu Dhabi and Al Ain venues during the mont...

Hyderabad polishes its Pharma, Life Science and Design pearls for big events

Over the past year Hyderabad has reported an influx of international players who have made the ‘City of Pearls’ their destination choice for investment. US-based firms Shure, Micron Technology, F5 Networks, MathWorks, Clean Harbors and Conduent are among those who have set up their first offices in the city over the past 12 months, with Legato Health Technologies, Thryve Digital, Bombadier and Chi...

Biggest-ever inVOYAGE event kicks off in Ras Al Khaimah

Organisers have said 200 event professionals are meeting in Ras Al Khaimah this week for inVOYAGE 2018, making it the biggest ever. The fifth annual inVOYAGE is designed to bring together luxury travel brands with high-level event planners representing some of the world’s leading corporations for two days of meetings, networking, education and exclusive experiences. International buyers are attend...

Industry leaders oversee new venues and growth in India

This September, the Executive Committee of UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, met in Delhi. Industry leaders from companies such as Informa, Reed, and Fiera Milano held meetings with venue representatives and senior industry players in India, to discuss growing opportunities and venues within the country. “For many years, international organisers have been pushing for more and...

IBTM China on the cutting edge in Beijing

IBTM China 2018 recently concluded in Beijing, having run in the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) from 12-13 September. Over 300 exhibitors from 20 countries were joined by more than 280 hosted buyers and 3,400 visitors for two days in meetings, networking and educational sessions. Exhibitors were a mix of domestic and international companies including Accor hotels, Business Events Canada, ...

Hong Kong’s first high-speed rail line opens this weekend

Following almost 20 years of planning and construction, the Hong Kong Express Rail Link will open fully on 23 September. The rail line will connect the city with the rest of mainland China’s 25,000km long national high-speed rail network for the first time, and will greatly increase travel capability for events. The line will be known as the Vibrant Express, and will travel through 44 stations inc...

Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world

Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world for the second year running by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates data to develop the world’s largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide. Surpassing more than 300 cities across the world including Tokyo, Japan, Basel, Munich, and Vienna, the UAE’s capital has once again topped the list as the most secure cit...

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau launch new brand campaign

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has announced the launch of its new brand campaign, titled “Thailand REDEFINE Your Business Events”. The campaign aims to meet the shifting demands of business travellers with a fresh perspective on corporate events, delivering more experimental and unique experiences. It is driven by the government’s Thailand 4.0 Policy, and aims to keep Thailand...