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Singapore chefs to serve up Worldchefs Congress and Expo 2024

The Singapore Chefs’ Association has announced that Singapore will be the official host for the Worldchefs Congress and Expo in 2024. The biennial international event for professional chefs will bring together over 1,000 delegates and professionals from all continents. The programme will feature presentations and workshops from industry experts, educational programmes including the Worldchefs Educ...

Pacific World the latest casualty of pandemic as it announces departure from meetings and events

Global DMC Pacific World has announced it is to cease operations in the meetings and events industry due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company which has a 40-year history in destination, conference and events management had previously announced that its Hong Kong operation would cease on 14 September. Now the company, part of the TUI Group, it is to close down its global operations ...

Pico Group subsidiary forms alliance to drive smart events in Northern China

Subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Pico Far East Holdings Limited, Global International Convention and Exhibition (Tianjin) Company Limited (GICE), has announced a strategic alliance with Tianjin Binhai New Area Cultural Center Investment Management Co., Ltd. In Northern China to develop the Binhai Cultural Center in Tianjin’s Binhai New Area. The alliance aims to leverage IP resources backed by Pico G...

PCMA signs partnership with Korea MICE Association

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and the Korea MICE Association have announced a two-year strategic agreement, aimed at equipping their members for the post-Covid-19 return through specialised training programmes. A key component of the partnership will focus on the delivery of PCMA’s Digital Event Strategist (DES) course in Korea. Karen Bolinger (pictured), PCMA managing dire...

Penang International Travel Exchange goes virtual in October

The Penang International Travel Exchange (PITE), a programme owned by Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB), is going virtual with a digital show this year. PITE is Malaysia’s only homegrown business events tradeshow. The event will take place 14–16 October and the programme will offer B2B sessions in three streams, according to the market segment time zones. Thus, 9am-6pm on 14 O...

Hotel Okura to partner with Tokyo Management College on training programme

Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. (Hotel Okura) has announced it is entering into a partnership with Tokyo Management College, a  practical vocational education institution in Chiba, Japan. Tokyo Management College and Hotel Okura will be establishing a curriculum offering tourism and hospitality training at the college from April 2021. Hotel Okura will also be establishing an education and training programme...

Marina Bay Sands launches hybrid event broadcast studio

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands resort has launched a new hybrid event broadcast studio at its Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The venue management believes the initiative paves the way to redefine the future of meetings. Designed to accommodate a live studio audience with a maximum capacity of 50 persons at any one time, the hybrid broadcast studio – which offers broadcast-quality live-streaming c...

Government urged to provide more support to Hong Kong convention industry

Nine out of ten members (91%) of the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) surveyed on the impact of Covid-19 to their businesses have described the government’s Subsidy Scheme for the sector as “insufficient”. The full results of the Impact of Covid-19 to Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry was presented to representatives of the Commerce and Economic Develo...

Singapore selected for 110th Lions Clubs International Convention in 2028

Singapore has been re-selected to host one of the world’s largest annual conventions following the cancellation of this year’s event. Singapore has won the right to host the 110th Lions Clubs International Convention in 2028. The Lions Clubs of Singapore will partner with the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB), and Marina Bay Sands (MBS) to host the convention. The Singapore editi...

Marina Bay Sands launches hybrid event broadcast studio

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands resort has launched a new hybrid event broadcast studio at its Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The venue management believes the initiative paves the way to redefine the future of meetings. Designed to accommodate a live studio audience with a maximum capacity of 50 persons at any one time, the hybrid broadcast studio – which offers broadcast-quality live-streaming c...

Kuala Lumpur CC’s new engagement programme promises to be ‘here for you’

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia has launched a set of service initiatives under an engagement programme ‘We are here for you’. The programme encompasses four key pillars: We Care covering the safe and secure, regulated environment for business events; We are Flexible, which highlights the Centre’s partnership approach to deliver the best event solutions; We Listen promoting the Cent...

Virtual CAREhab Singapore Rehabilitation Conference 2020 gathers 1,200 delegates

The recent digital edition virtual CAREhab Singapore Rehabilitation Conference 2020 drew 50 speakers and 1,200 members of the healthcare community for two days of live learning, networking and collaboration. A fifth of attendees came from abroad, representing 30 countries and took part in more than 200 meetings facilitated over the two-day virtual event. Nine hundred participants attended the in-p...