Asia

Computational design conference comes to Penang in 2019

Penang, Malaysia has won a bid to host the upcoming International Congress and Conferences on Computational Design and Engineering (I3CDE) 2019. The event will take place from 7-10 July at ParkRoyal Penang Resort, the first time the Korean-owned congress has taken place outside its home country. The event is organised by the Society for Computational Design and Engineering from Korea, and will att...

Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong introduces Mood Room

Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong has introduced 3D projection mapping technology which can turn its Grand Ballroom into a ‘Mood Room’. The new project is intended to wow event audiences by using 10 extra bright Epson projectors and the latest technology and special effects to create a new level of imaginative ambience for international events and entertainment. The Grand Ballroom features a built-in ...

AIME opens the appointment book early

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has launched its meetings software for the 2019 event, and is set up to deliver and match 32 pre-scheduled appointments (PSAs) between each buyer and exhibitors. The appointment book is open earlier than before and powered by a bespoke algorithm designed for AIME in partnership with Centium Software. The preferences of buyers will be matched with t...

Singapore hosts key ASEAN political summit

The heads of state from the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are currently gathered in Singapore for the 33rd ASEAN summit. The summit runs from 11-15 November, and will see influential leaders from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam in attendance. The collective population of these countri...

Asia expands its presence at IBTM World

IBTM World has revealed a 23% increase in space taken by exhibitors from the Asia Pacific region ahead of its 2018 event, which will take place from 27-29 November 2018 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. The growth is a result of several new exhibitors taking stands this year, as well as some long-term exhibitors taking larger spaces. Amongst the new exhibitors from Asia Pacific were Macao Trade and I...

ADNEC now a Hive for creative conferencing in Abu Dhabi

A new meeting space concept has been launched in Abu Dhabi by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) in what management says is in direct response to the rapidly changing demands of event organisers and business events visitors. The multi-functional space will go live by the end of the year and aims to combine functionality with aesthetic appeal. Unlike traditional meeting rooms, The H...

MITEC’s key economic development role recognised at industry awards

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) was honoured with the Special Recognition Award for Best Strategic Public-Private Partnership at the MACEOS Business Events Excellence Awards 2018. MITEC won the recognition for its contribution to developing key economic sectors in Malaysia. MITEC’s success has been a game changer for the nation’s business events industry and its CE...

Sarawak running agri-fam trip to promote agriculture growth

Sarawak Convention Bureau is set to spur the Malaysian state’s agriculture sector growth with plans to leverage Business Events through its new platform feeding in to government ministries and agencies – the BESarawak Alliance (BESA). One of BESA’s first initiatives is an agriculture-based familiarisation trip (Agri-Fam) taking place in conjunction with the inaugural Sarawak AgroFest 2018, 20–28 O...

MITEC signs exclusive international partnership with GICEC

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and Guangdong Tanzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center (GICEC) in China have sealed an exclusive collaborative partnership. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was recently signed between MITEC and GICEC marks an official partnership that is expected to increase cooperation and foster greater ties between two tr...

Malaysia hosts UIA Associations Round Table

Malaysia has successfully hosted the 6th UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2018 (UIA 2018) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, 26–27 September 2018. The interactive two-day programme was organised by the Union of International Associations (UIA) and hosted by the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTA...

IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific make big splash in Bangkok

Over 3,000 delegates and 360 exhibiting organisations attended the 26th Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) and 21st Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia-Pacific double bill event in Bangkok, Thailand. They were joined by 500 hosted buyers and media for the three-day event, 18-20 September 2018. The event hosted a record 29 networking functions and 21 knowledge sessions. IT...

Skybridges pave the way for continued growth in Thailand

The 250-metre-long skybridge from ibis Bangkok IMPACT in Thailand, which leads to the venue’s exhibition halls, is now open to serve hotel guests and visitors. The Thai venue also recently completed a second 200-metre-long bridge connecting Cosmo Bazaar Outlet to indoor and outdoor parking lots, helping to accommodate visitors to KCON 2018 Thailand, Miss Universe 2018 and more. The upgraded facili...