Penang hosts its largest convention yet

Penang recently hosted 16,000 delegates from 70 countries for five-days at V-Malaysia 2018, an annual convention organised by QNET. It is the fifth consecutive year that V-Malaysia has chosen Penang as its convention destination. The event was supported by Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB and took place at the end of April at Setia…


Wharf Hotels appoints new GSA for UK and Europe 

Hong Kong’s hotel management company Wharf Hotels has appointed Axis Travel Marketing as its new global sales agency (GSA) for UK and Europe, 1 April. Formerly known as Marco Polo Hotels Management Limited, Wharf Hotels – a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited – operates across Asia under the Niccolo Hotels and Marco Polo Hotels brands. The Hong Kong headquartered…


Hong Kong CEC serves 80,000 international visitors at Art Basel

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre welcomed 80,000 international visitors to its Art Basel fair recently. Private collectors, curators and trustees from over 100 leading international museums and institutions, plus worldwide art lovers convened for the sixth edition of the show. Six hundred temporary supporting staff joined the venue team of 950 professionals to service…


Incentives continue to drive business events influx from Asia-Pacific to Victoria

Melbourne continues to attract incentive reward programmes from the Asia-Pacific market, with the latest success a major Hong Kong incentive group, AIA Hong Kong, which brought 2,400 international delegates to the state of Victoria 10-13 April. In Melbourne the group visited Queen Victoria Market, South Melbourne Market, the Tramcar Restaurant, Brighton Beach and Royal Botanic…


Malaysia’s annual China Roadshow showcases new city in China

Malaysia’s 8th China Roadshow 2018 opened in Shanghai (23 March), and continued to Beijing (26 March), Chengdu (28 March), Chongqing (30 March), and Guangzhou (2 April). Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) headed a 27-strong delegation of industry partners to China to promote Malaysia as an attractive and preferred corporate meeting and incentive destination to the Chinese market. The China outbound…

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New president at Seoul’s Coex

Mr Dong Won Lee (pictured) has been appointed to lead Seoul’s Coex convention and exhibition centre. After an extensive search, Mr Lee’s appointment as president was approved by Coex’s general stockholders as the convention centre’s 17th president and CEO. Mr Lee comes from a long established career at the global advertisement company HS Ad, formerly…


SITE calls for speakers for Global Conference 2019

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) is accepting speaker applications for its Global Conference 2019, which takes place 11-13 January in Bangkok, Thailand. Organisers of the association’s signature event hope to gather 500 incentive travel professionals for a conference of learning, networking and celebration. SITE is encouraging interested parties to share their stories, best…

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