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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...

Singapore thinking ahead of the game

Singapore is leveraging the fundamentals that have long established it as a world-leader for MICE business, and overlaying them with new innovative solutions as it moves at pace towards the new normal. Global accolades for a destination that doesn’t stand still In the recently published (2019) rankings from global meetings industry association ICCA Singapore has again topped the lists in Asia for ...

Osaka stages Japan’s first large-scale exhibition since state of emergency lifted

The 12th Kansai Hotel & Restaurant Show and five other co-locating events took over the entire INTEX Osaka facility, 29 July, as the exhibition industry returns following a national state of emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 12th Kansai show is running until 31 July at INTEX Osaka, along with five other exhibitions which are involving a total of 460 companies at 830 stands throughout...

China outbound tourism expected to recover in 6-12 months, ITB China report reveals

The latest ITB China travel trends report, conducted by ITB China, has examined the impact the coming recovery phase will have on the planned travel behaviour of Chinese outbound tourists, with the largest group of those surveyed expecting recovery in this market in 9-12 months. The 2020 China Market Recovery Special Edition is based on an annual survey among 200 Chinese outbound travel agencies a...