Asia

Industry leaders oversee new venues and growth in India

This September, the Executive Committee of UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, met in Delhi. Industry leaders from companies such as Informa, Reed, and Fiera Milano held meetings with venue representatives and senior industry players in India, to discuss growing opportunities and venues within the country. “For many years, international organisers have been pushing for more and...

IBTM China on the cutting edge in Beijing

IBTM China 2018 recently concluded in Beijing, having run in the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) from 12-13 September. Over 300 exhibitors from 20 countries were joined by more than 280 hosted buyers and 3,400 visitors for two days in meetings, networking and educational sessions. Exhibitors were a mix of domestic and international companies including Accor hotels, Business Events Canada, ...

Hong Kong’s first high-speed rail line opens this weekend

Following almost 20 years of planning and construction, the Hong Kong Express Rail Link will open fully on 23 September. The rail line will connect the city with the rest of mainland China’s 25,000km long national high-speed rail network for the first time, and will greatly increase travel capability for events. The line will be known as the Vibrant Express, and will travel through 44 stations inc...

Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world

Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world for the second year running by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates data to develop the world’s largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide. Surpassing more than 300 cities across the world including Tokyo, Japan, Basel, Munich, and Vienna, the UAE’s capital has once again topped the list as the most secure cit...

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau launch new brand campaign

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has announced the launch of its new brand campaign, titled “Thailand REDEFINE Your Business Events”. The campaign aims to meet the shifting demands of business travellers with a fresh perspective on corporate events, delivering more experimental and unique experiences. It is driven by the government’s Thailand 4.0 Policy, and aims to keep Thailand...

How Taiwan is opening up its MICE industry to Southeast Asia

According to new statistics released by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, the number of vsitors to Taiwan from Southeast Asian countries in the first half of 2018 has increased by 17% over the previous year. This comes after visa-free entry was granted to visitors from Thailand, as part of the New Southbound Policy in August 2016. In addition to expansion of the general tourist market, corporate incentiv...

MITEC launches new partnership with UBM Malaysia

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has announced a new five-year agreement with UBM Malaysia. The Memorandum of Understanding which is established between UBM Malaysia and MITEC will see the venue hosting four of UBM’s events from 2019 to 2023, and a biennial event from 2019 to 2028. The signing ceremony took place in MITEC, and saw Gunther Beissel, CEO of MITEC, join...

AIME unveils new exhibitor packages, with pre-scheduled buyer appointments

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has overhauled the way that exhibitors will take part in their upcoming show, running from 18-20 February 2019 in Melbourne. The new exhibitor packages include 32 pre-scheduled appointments with quality, vetted international and local buyers who want to bring their business to the Asia Pacific region. They include access to all social and networkin...

IT&CMA and CTW launch in Bangkok, Thailand

The IT&CMA and CTW’s Asia Pacific event opens today, 19 September, in Bangkok Convention Centre Central World, Thailand. IT&CMA (Incentive Travel & Conference Meetings Asia) is the leading event for MICE in the Asia Pacific region, with a strong congregation of Convention Bureaus and National Tourism Organisations. CTW is Corporate Travel World, taking place at the same venue. Over 100...

ADNEC CEO visits US to promote Abu Dhabi for events

A delegation from the Abu Dhabu National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is on a visit the United States to discuss partnerships with international event organisers. The trip is part of ADNEC’s plan to promote Abu Dhabi as a hub for business tourism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The delegation is led by Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri (pictured), CEO of ADNEC, and comprises senior officia...

Leading events come to Al Ain Convention Center in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company has announced that it Al Ain Convention Center (AACC) will host several exhibitions during the month of September. These events are expected to attract over 40,000 local, regional and international visitors. Among the key events will be ‘Al Ain SME Exhibition’ and the ‘Education and Future Job Expo’, both starting on 17 September. The events are in line with ...

Thailand Convention Bureau showcases the country’s events power

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau showcased 13 years of MICE development through its history at Thailand MICE Forum 2018: Redefining Our Industry. TCEB reported more than one trillion baht of MICE revenue had been generated since its inception, and the country has hosted 20 international MICE events per year. Support has also been granted to more than 5,000 MICE events in Thailand and ...