Asia

IBTM China introduces Business Travel Summit for August show

IBTM China, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions’ IBTM global portfolio of meetings industry tradeshows, has announced its first summit tailored to the needs of business travel, finance and procurement managers.

Suntec Singapore unveils its Essential Virtual Assistant – EVA

Meetings and conference centre Suntec Singapore is launching its Essential Virtual Assistant (EVA) on 6 August 2019.

Thailand’s focus on smart industries is key to event success

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) hosted 22 international exhibitions certified by UFI in 2018-2019, more than any other ASEAN country.

Penang Bureau launches ‘Unfiltered’ global campaign for Business Events

Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) has launched its new global Business Events campaign, ‘Penang 2020: BE Unfiltered’.

Ready to take a sporting chance in the Urals?

CMW editor Paul Colston recently spoke at the MICE Day in the Urals event, 27-29 June, in Ekaterinburg, and stayed on to explore the region’s offer for events.   Ekaterinburg is probably most famous as the place where the last Tsar and his family were shot. It is also the home city of Boris Yeltsin, the Russian Federation’s first President. Now the Urals powerhouse city is leading a charge in...

Hospitality expo WHOLE to launch in Penang, Malaysia

The World Hospitality, Lifestyle & Entertainment Exhibition & Conference (WHOLE) is set to launch in Penang, Malaysia from 10-12 September.

Sarawak expands its tribal MICE gathering into Sibu

Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak) organised the second installation of BESarawak – Tribal Gathering in the inland town of Sibu on Borneo. The event ran in conjunction with the launch of Business Events Consortium of Sibu (BECoS) and its ‘I Want to Discover Sarawak’ contest as part of the international Redefining Global Tribe (RGT) campaign. BESarawak said the event illustrated its inclusive stra...

New Congress Hall opens for business in Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg’s new Congress Hall at Ekaterinburg-EXPO International Exhibitio Center has held its first event – the General Meeting of the Russian Convention Bureau.

G20 world leader’s summit takes place in Osaka, Japan

The G20 summit begins in Osaka, Japan today, with much of the focus on the meeting between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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.