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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre starts final quarter with 10 bid wins

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has reported it has booked in 10 high-profile international events between 2020 and 2025. Management made the announcement at the kick off to its Q4 sales campaign. The booked events, which include meetings from the oil and gas, medical and education sectors, are expected to be attended by over 17,300 participants and deliver an estimated RM87.6m (US$21m) in econ...

Hong Kong violence forces cancellation of major airline conference

Street violence in Hong Kong has led to the biggest regional business conference for airline executives being cancelled. Due to be hosted by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways, 21-22 November, the annual gathering of the leadership of 15 airlines was pulled as a new round of violence erupted on the streets of Hong Kong in the second week of November. “This was a ve...

Andaz Macau to integrate with Galaxy

Macau, Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, is set to welcome the opening of an Andaz Macau luxury lifestyle hotel in the Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct. Scheduled for the first half of 2021 alongside an advanced MICE destination which includes the Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) and the 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena, the Andaz Macau will feature a dedicate...

Business events gearing up in Penang

Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) will next month be organising Malaysia’s biggest business events conference – BE @ Penang for a 4th edition.

South Korea’s Coex hosts world’s largest computer vision conference

Coex Convention & Exhibition Center (CCEC) has successfully hosted the International Conference on Computer Vision 2019 (ICCV 2019), the world’s largest international conference in the field of visual and artificial intelligence.

Young eventprofs rise to Sarawak’s challenge of excellence

Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak) by Sarawak Convention Bureau recently hosted its first ever TriBE: INNOVATION Day, a celebration of the graduation of 22 industry partners from its Masterclass. The event at the Pullman Hotel, Kuching, involved a contest for university students to showcase their potential skills for the industry The main objective of the Masterclass was to educate industry partn...

Russian Convention Bureau Director joins ICCA Board

Alexey Kalachev, Director of the Russian Convention Bureau, has joined the Board of Directors of the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA).

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre recognised at MBEAs

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre won the “Purpose-Built Convention & Exhibition Centre Excellence Award” at the inaugural Malaysia Business Events Awards (MBEAs) 2019.

Robots on show as Hiroshima CVB hosts technical tour

The Hiroshima Convention Visitors Bureau (HCVB) recently hosted a technical visit tour, showcasing the city’s unique high-tech experiences to international delegates.

MyCEB team ready to add steel to Ironman’s return to Langkawi

The island of Langkawi in Malaysia will host the Ironman 70.3 Langkawi event for a sixth time on 26 October.

Penang International Travel Exchange 2019 returns for a second year

Malaysia’s Penang International Travel Exchange (PITE), a programme owned by Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB), opened on 9 October at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre. In addition to the two-day B2B sessions and half-day forums at Setia SPICE Convention Centre there will be gala events held across various Penang attractions. PITE this year, say organisers Penang-based Professional...

Penang welcomes international buyers for familiarisation tour

The Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) is hosting international buyers for the second edition of its Penang International Travel Exchange (PITE).