Asia

‘I’ll be back’ says Yokohoma as city clinches 2024 robotics show

The Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau (YCVB) has announced, 12 August, that Yokohama has been chosen to host the 2024 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (IEEE ICRA 2024). Organised by the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, the event will be a hybrid conference with 25,000 participants: 5,000 in-person, and 20,000 online. This will also be the first time the event...

Sarawak becomes first Malaysian State to join Global Destination Sustainability Index

In a world first for Malaysia, Sarawak is joining the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) for Business Events and Tourism by launching the GDSI Partnership Programme – Sarawak Region (GDSI-Sarawak Partner). The Index is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Destination Criteria, which is part of Sarawak’s P...

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre chosen to host IAPCO EDGE Seminar

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre), a 33,659sqm exhibition and convention facility, announced, 12 August, it is the ‘venue of choice’ to host the three-day IAPCO EDGE Seminar virtually from 25-27 August 2021. The event is co-organised by the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and the Centre, with support from the International Association of Professional Congress Orga...

MCL 1.0 meet heralds new era of safe meetings in India

India-based MICE Club gathered 25 industry professionals for a discussion of the new world of safe meetings. The meeting in northern India, was the first physical event for the business networking club and members celebrated with a birthday cake. Ensuring safe and secure events were the main topics on the agenda. The situation in India is still somewhat unclear post-second wave as to what the futu...

CWT appoints new head of global market management and development, APAC

Travel management specialist CWT has appointed Cheng Meng Hwang (pictured) as head of global market management and development (GMD) to its APAC leadership team, effective 10 August. Based in Singapore and reporting into Belinda Hindmarsh, SVP, head of global market management and development, Hwang will be responsible for ensuring customer expectations are met within the region, while steering th...

Messe Frankfurt India drives toward environmentally-friendly future

Messe Frankfurt India is set to launch E-Mobility India Forum, powered by NGV India Summit, on 7 October 2021 at Le Meridien, New Delhi. The Forum will invite environmental (EV) brands and government dignitaries to address major opportunities and challenges that the country is facing on the path to achieving a complete EV ecosystem. As the EV industry continues to set its foundation into the India...

Business Events Sarawak appoints new CEO

Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MTAC) Sarawak and the Board of Directors (BOD) of Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak), a non-profit organisation aimed to improve the state’s events, have announced the appointment of Amelia Roziman (pictured) as the new CEO of BESarawak, 1 August 2021. With more than 20 years of experience in branding and marketing and 15 years of expe...

IAPCO enters into second destination partnership in Asia

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) have formed a destination partnership, 1 August. This is Japan’s first partnership of this nature, and IAPCO’s second destination partnership within Asia. For the next 18 months, JNTO will participate in IAPCO’s network and actively engage with prominent PCOs, pr...

Singapore’s Constellar announces job losses due to impact of Covid

Constellar Holdings, the recent rebrand of SingEx-Sphere Holdings, has announced 21 job losses as it “rightsizes” due to prolonged impact of Covid-19. The redundancies affect 12% of all employees in the Singapore headquarters and come just days before new group CEO Jean-François Quentin takes up his new post. Events in Singapore have been largely suspended during the pandemic and were ...

Québec City to welcome in-person Agro-Geoinformatics conference in 2022

Québec City will host the 10th International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics, organised in conjunction with the 43rd Symposium of the Canadian Remote Sensing Society. This is a first for Canada, as previous editions of Agro-Geoinformatics have been held in China, Turkey, or the United States.  More than 300 experts, engineers, students, and decision-makers interested in remote sensing and geomat...

Malaysia to host 2024 Hemophilia World Congress

The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) World Congress, a biennial international congress, will make its way to Malaysia in 2024 after 2020’s cancellation due to the pandemic. According to the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) CEO Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud: “Supporting a health-focused congress such as the World Federation of Hemophilia is especially crucial during the Covid-19...

Hong Kong CEC introduces Lucky Draw to boost vaccination drive

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML), has introduced a lottery incentive prize to promote the city-wide vaccination drive.  HML launched the Lucky Draw on 14 July to encourage Hong Kong residents to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Prizes valued at over US$64,000 include year-round unlimited dinner buffets and dining vouchers at HKCEC’s restaurants. Participants mu...