Asia

Asia Pacific Regional Hub selects keynote speaker for ICCA Congress 2020

The Asia Pacific Regional Hub for the 59th International Convention and Congress Association (ICCA) Congress 2020 has selected Alena Murang, a Sarawak-born musician and creative artist as the keynote speaker. Her keynote session, ‘Sarawak Tribal Wisdom’ aims to “inspire the delegates to learn and garner tribal values and see where it can be applied to the business world of today”. The ...

Malaysia announces 46 event bids won in 3rd quarter

Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) has announced a raft of new bids won for the country’s business events industry. Despite experiencing a significant shift, due to the Covid 19 pandemic over the past few months in the global business events landscape, MyCEB has announced 21 bids won for conventions and exhibitions, 19 bids won for meetings and incentives and six bids won for trade ...

2nd Chungju International Martial Arts and Action Film Festival back online and offline

The 2nd Chungju International Martial Arts and Action Film Festival will open, 22-26 October, 2020, in South Korea. Held for the first time in August last year in Cheongju and Chungju the event was the only film festival in martial arts and modern action genre in Korea. The Covid-19 pandemic has meant pushing back this year’s 2nd Festival to October and films will be screened both online and offli...

Malaysia government gets right behind cyber security strategy launch and CYDES 2021

What organisers claim to be the world’s first integrated cyber defence, cyber security and emerging technology event for the global community, CYDES 2021, will be staged in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1–3 June 2021. Cyber security experts from around the globe will be invited both in-person and digitally to address the challenges of the threat landscape. Co-hosted, organised and supported by Malaysia’...

KLCC helps first digital ITA-AITES World Tunnel Digital Congress attract 1,000 attendees

The annual ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress 2020 (WTC2020) was recently hosted at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) and attracted 1,000 participants from 54 countries with up to 16,000 visits to the 262 technical papers and 8,000 visits to the 80 exhibition companies. Co-organised by The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Ass...

Inaugural PCMA Convening Asia Pacific announces speakers and programme for November

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has announced the speakers and programme for its inaugural hybrid event, Convening Asia Pacific: The Global Recovery Forum. The programme will feature panels, seminars and workshops. Speakers include: Nicki Kenyon, board member for the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and marketing and growth strategist; Rebecca Hallett, APAC head of event...

Singapore sets sail towards a safe and gradual resumption of cruising

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has developed a mandatory CruiseSafe certification for cruise lines and sailings are set to restart with a pilot in November for Singapore residents. The STB’s new CruiseSafe certification programme sets out stringent hygiene and safety measures throughout the passenger journey – from prior to boarding, to after disembarkation. The pilot cruises will start on 6 Novemb...

gamescom asia announces digital miniseries

gamescom asia, an event for those within the South Asian gaming industry, has announced the launch of GameDev Talks, a digital miniseries with monthly episodes of webinars and information sessions on the gaming industry. GameDev Talks is scheduled to commence in January 2021. The series consists of two segments over a period of eight months titled Games Market Bootcamps and GameDev Talks. The sess...

Korean Air gets ready to deliver Covid-19 vaccine to the world

Korean Air, with one of the world’s largest cargo operations, has launched a Covid-19 vaccine transport task force to prepare for the safe and swift transport of a vaccine should it become available. Transporting vaccines is a challenging process requiring specialised storage facilities and equipment. Vaccines generally need to be stored at low temperatures between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius. Korean ...

AIME appoints new event director

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has announced the appointment of its new event director, Silke Calder. She will lead the show’s first hybrid event taking place from 15 March 2021. With over 20 years of experience across creative agencies, international trade conventions and venues, Calder joins the team at Talk2 Media & Events after previously working as head of sales g...

PCMA launches forum to support business events industry recovery

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is to host a one-day hybrid event to help event professionals and businesses through the industry’s recovery phase. Convening Asia Pacific – The Global Recovery Forum, will be held at ICC Sydney on 10 November and available online, and will feature workshops that aim to help attendees build practical skills and knowledge. PCMA managin...

Hong Kong gears up its tourism strategy and confirms seven MICE events

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has announced that it is gradually resuming promotions in local and source markets, reviving tourism through a combination of short-term and long-term strategies. The Board also noted seven MICE events had been confirmed. Locally, the HKTB is restarting promotions with the ‘Holiday at Home’ campaign, which it says is designed to “create a positi...