Asia

Brisbane on the road in China, with big incentive

The Brisbane Convention Bureau has led five local tourism and hotel operators on a China roadshow to spread the message about Brisbane’s incentive offerings. Joining the bureau on the five-day China Incentives Roadshow were representatives from Brisbane’s Story Bridge Adventure Climb, outdoor adventure activities hub Riverlife, Tangalooma Island Resort, lifestyle, event and tourism precinct Howard...

KME spectacular opening in Incheon

The Korean MICE Expo took place in Songdo’s ConvensiA, Incheon, South Korea, 14-15 June, with traditional drummers part of the welcome reception for over 250 buyers and an opening ceremony attended by Kpop megastars SHINee (pictured).

Malaysia helps save the world, one medical congress at a time

Malaysia will be the focus of the medical industry again in two years, as the country prepares to welcome the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Congress 2020. Leading healthcare experts from 125 countries are expected to gather at the WFH Congress 2020 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, 14 18 June 2020. Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tou...

Sarawak’s ICSA to grant up to US$2,500

Sarawak in Malaysia is looking to award grants of up to MYR10,000 (US$2,500) to fund travel, accommodation, association membership and convention registration fees to successful applicants under the International Convention Scholarship Award (ICSA). Initiated by Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB), this instalment of ICSA has issued grants to over 40 business events ambassadors since its inception in ...

BIMOS showcase at BEXCO in South Korea

Busan’s BEXCO centre staged one of its largest annual events, the Busan International Motor Show (BIMOS), 7-17 June. Top brands were on display in South Korea’s second largest city.

US-North Korea summit to be held at Sentosa island’s Capella hotel

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are set to meet at the luxury Capella hotel on Sentosa island. The White House confirmed the venue detail for the off-on 12 June summit, now back on having been called off two weeks ago by President Trump. A flurry of contacts between the two sides has since seen the meeting put back on track. President Trump said on Tuesday that plans ...

Beating plastic pollution in KL

To mark World Environment Day 2018, which took place on 5 June, close to 60 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (KLCC) team members spent the morning planting a variety of flora around the venue. In line with this year’s theme, ‘Beating Plastic Pollution’, the planting materials used were made from recycled plastic. The Centre’s Safety, Health and Environment Division is also kicking off an in...