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Malaysia first in Asia to get signal for Radiodays

Malaysia is to be the first Asian country host for Radiodays Asia (RDA). The 2019 edition will take place 27-28 August at the Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur. The Radiodays Europe (RDE) is a leading international conference for radio professional in Europe and worldwide. The conference was introduced in 2010 and has since been held annually, rotating to different host cities. Malaysia expects 500 delega...

Do travellers maintain wellness routines on business?

Research by CWT, a business travel management platform, shows that awareness of maintaining healthy eating habits is growing momentum amongst business travellers. Overall 38% of business travelers eat healthier while on the road. Asia Pacific travelers are the most likely to eat healthier when traveling for business (46%) compared to travelers in Americas (35%) and Europe (29%). “Maintaining healt...

Hong Kong protests escalate as hundreds of thousands rally for democracy

Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong at the weekend.

AIME to diversify for 2020 and predicts 50% jump in hosted buyer numbers

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), the annual Melbourne-based MICE industry tradeshow, has announced a mission to bring more diversity in business to the Asia Pacific region.

TCEB ‘Redefines’ its Exclusive MICE Lane Service for arrivals

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is promoting its Exclusive MICE Lane Service at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok.

Condoleezza Rice to close PCMA’s Convening Leaders in San Francisco

Condoleezza Rice, the first African-American woman to hold the post of Secretary of State (2005-2009), will anchor the concluding session to 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders, which takes place 5-8 January 2020 in San Francisco, USA.

She Means Business: a Smart Monday move to drive diversity debate at IMEX America

Gender equality is to top the agenda at She Means Business, part of Smart Monday, held on 9 September, on the eve of the IMEX America 2019 show proper in Las Vegas.

Industry welcomes new government changes to Business Events Bid Fund in Australia

Regional destinations around Australia are to get greater access to funding to help them secure lucrative international business events, thanks to changes being made to the Morrison Government’s Business Events Bid Fund Programme. Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham (pictured) announced, 16 August, a series of changes to the eligibility criteria of the A$12m (US$8.14m) Bid Fund Program...

UK government’s £250,000 Wi-Fi competition opens for venues

Tourism Minister Rebecca Pow has launched a competition for conference centres across the UK to apply for funding to improve broadband infrastructure with the aim of hosting more international conferences at UK venues. 

London Film and Comic Con cancelled as organisers blame Brexit

Brexit uncertainty has been blamed by organisers of the London Film and Comic Con, who have cancelled the November event

ICCA board visits Tel Aviv following $100m Eurovision renovation

The board of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) recently took a trip to Tel Aviv in Israel, to learn more about the city and meet with key industry figures.

Reykjavík Convention Bureau appoints new MD

Sigurjóna Sverrisdóttir has taken over as Managing Director of Meet in Reykjavík – Reykjavík Convention Bureau.