With nearby destinations in Malaysia and Thailand offering a greater range of post-conference and extra-curricular activities, how is Singapore positioning itself in the Southeast Asian MICE market?
Rejoicing at its step up in the 2009 ICCA rankings, the countryâ€™s Team Malaysia is helping to secure large numbers of business events. With the sudden need for space to keep up with demand, Malaysia is looking to break new ground, literally and figuratively. Sarah Oâ€™Donnell reports.
Dubai suffered huge financial shock in 2009, with the emirate scaling back construction plans and requiring financial back up from its big brother, Abu Dhabi. International events sands appear to be running in favour of the Dubai World Trade Centre, however, which posts visitor and delegate growth.
Japanâ€™s former capital Kyoto, which boasts more UNESCO world heritage sites than anywhere in the world, is working hard to attract international conference business. Vikki Carley speaks to Kyoto Convention Bureauâ€™s international marketing manager James Kent.
1-2, 1-2, CMW tests the technology being installed at a selection of venues worldwide.
Vikki Carley meets James Rees, director of conferences and events at Excel
Sarah Oâ€™Donnell gets carnival fever in Latin Americaâ€™s largest, and still strongest, economy.
Qatar is expanding its venue and hotel capacity.
South African Tourismâ€™s trade exhibition Meetings Africa and the country’s fast changing events landscape as the excitement builds ahead of the FIFA World Cup in June.
The world is constantly evolving and there are effective and ineffective ways for businesses within the conferencing industry to deal with changes. International leadership methodologist Paul Bridle, focuses on successful organisations and the methods they employ.