Asia

Kevin Jackson to speak at IBTM China on theme: ‘Work less, win more’

IBTM China has announced thought-leader and marketer, Kevin Jackson (pictured), as the first in its line-up of speakers for its 2019 event, which will take place in Beijing 28-29 August 2019. Director of Ideas and Innovation at The Experience is the Marketing, Jackson will present a session on Day One of IBTM China’s Knowledge Programme titled:‘Growing your business: work less, win more’. Jackson’...

2019 JAPAN Best Incentive Travel Awards open for entries

Japan’s national tourism organisation, JNTO, has opened submissions for its JAPAN Best Incentive Travel Awards 2019. Entries can be accepted until 2 August 2019. The awards ceremony will be held 23 October, at the Osaka City Central Public Hall. The JAPAN Best Incentive Travel Awards aim to recognise outstanding achievers among global meeting and incentives planners for their delivery of unique pr...

In pictures: CMW in South Korea

CMW was recently invited by the Korea Tourism Organisation for a week-long familiarisation trip around South Korea.

IBTM launches new tradeshow for Asia Pacific

​​​​​​​IBTM, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, has announced the launch of a new business event, IBTM Asia Pacific.

Asian visitors enable Brisbane to post record figures

A record number of Asian visitors has been a big factor in Brisbane, Australia, claiming all-time highs in terms of international visitation and expenditure. Lord Mayor of the Queensland capital, Adrian Schrinner said the latest International Visitor Survey from Tourism Research Australia revealed visitor numbers from Asia to Brisbane had climbed 5.5% to a record 605,000 in the year to March 2019....

GL events Group gains new €70m contracts in Europe, South America and Asia

GL events has raised its target for annual growth following the announcement of five new contracts in Europe, South America and Asia, representing €70m in sales. Following its support of COP22 2016, Marrakech, GL events has been awarded with the contract to provide a complete and diverse temporary infrastructure solution for the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) United Nations Framework Conve...

IBTM China unveils new Technology Zone for 2019 show

IBTM China has revealed details of its brand new Technology Zone, which will be in place for the 2019 show from 28-29 August in Beijing. The Zone will see IBTM China partnering with DAHLIA+ Agency to deliver an interactive educational experience for exhibitors, hosted buyers and visitors. The Technology Zone will feature a stage for event technology and design experts to share their latest concept...

South Korea launches new meetings package PLUS SEOUL

The South Korean city of Seoul is offering new meetings and incentives packages, with the aim of attracting more international delegates. PLUS SEOUL will include a range of expanded options to customise locally-hosted events with more personal branding and experiences. The added incentives reflect Seoul’s strong government-level commitment to boosting the Korean capital’s meetings industry, in res...

Singapore brings techno-garden to London

Londoners have a chance this month to journey through Singapore’s history, via a garden installation filled with immersive experiences that integrate nature with the modern world. Music, plants, food, drinks and cultural exploration will all come together to commemorate the 2019 Singapore Bicentennial. 2019 is the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles’ landing in Singapore in 1819 – a key turn...

Korean Air hosts 75th IATA AGM and celebrates two anniversaries

COEX Convention Center in Seoul hosted the 75th IATA (International Air Transport Association) AGM (1-3 June), together with the World Air Transport Summit. Korean Air Chairman and CEO Walter Cho was elected as President of IATA at the AGM, which saw approximately 1,000 delegates attend. “I hope that the 75th AGM will serve as a productive forum in which we’ll be able to bring to light where the g...

China’s CNCC delivers three major events in 21 days

The China National Convention Centre (CNCC) has reported delivering three major events in Beijing in just 21 days, its busiest period since opening, according to the venue management. The Second Belt and Road Forum for International Co-operation (25-27 April); Beijing International Horticultural Expo (opened 29 April and runs until October) and the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilisation (15 ...

Privileged Penang to welcome ICCA Asia Pac Summit

Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) introduced its business events support programme – Privilege Penang – at a Networking Dinner during IMEX Frankfurt recently as well as announcing it will host the inaugural ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Asia Pacific Summit 2019. That summit will take place concurrently with the 4th edition of BE@Penang, 5–6 Dec...