Asia

Tokyo turnout a record for IAPCO

International PCO association IAPCO marked its 50th anniversary with a record attendance for its Annual Meeting. The meeting, held in Tokyo in February, drew over 100 members and destination partners from over 32 countries, making it the largest IAPCO has ever held. The IAPCO Annual Meeting in Tokyo was an all around success, in large due to the outstanding organisation by our Japanese friends, wh...

Intercontinental reaches new Summit in Danang

Vietnam’s InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula’s conference centre, The Summit, has undergone a major face-lift for 2018. The Summit has a new 500sqm reception hall, which has been built alongside meeting and function rooms and a VIP lounge. The architect was Bill Bensley who has blended the latest technology with a modern interpretation of traditional Vietnamese design elements. The hotel and co...

PATA brings its adventure travel conference to Al Ain

HE Sultan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, executive director, tourism sector, department of culture and tourism – Abu Dhabi, was lead speaker at the plenary sessions of the Pacific Asia Travel Association Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 (PATA ATRTCM) held in Al Ain, in the United Arab Emirates. Key speakers included Dr Mario Hardy, chief executive officer, PATA, Thail...

IAPCO thinks big in Tokyo as new president charts new course

Mathias Posch, president of International Conference Services Ltd, has been elected president of the International Association of Professional Conference Organisers (IAPCO). The association’s largest-ever IAPCO Annual General Assembly took place in Tokyo last week, and saw Posch take over from outgoing president Jan Tonkin for a two-year term. “Meeting Quality – is more than just a tagline, ...