CONTENT FOR THE DIGITAL-SAVVY EVENT PLANNERS
Biz Events Asia and World Travel Magazine have entered a collaboration tailored for the “bleisure” travel trend in 2017.
Australia – The Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), held from February 21 – 22, will celebrate its 25-year history with show floor highlights that will immerse visitors into the AIME culture.
Malaysia – Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced plans to launch its first Hyatt House property in Malaysia. Located in Mont’Kiara near central Kuala Lumpur, the 298-room hotel is expected to open in 2017.
Global – As the demand for more impactful events rises, are venues and event planners investing enough on technological tools to help deliver more interactive events?
What do Malaysia and Singapore have in common in the way they market themselves and stay ahead as business event destinations?
You might be doing it wrongly if you have been offering product details that fail to go beyond venue spaces and capabilities. (read more)
Singapore – Nu Skin Japan brought 250 of its regional sales leaders for a well-deserved travel incentive to Singapore(read more)
Direct from IMEX America 2016 in Las Vegas –Timo Kiuru, CEO of The Unthinkable, started the knowledge session with a statement, “Welcome to the death of event experiential marketing.” Kiuru, recognised by Connect Corporate Magazine as...(read more)
Singapore – Set to open in the second quarter of 2017, the 222-room Sofitel Singapore City Centre has announced the appointment of Freddy See as Director of Sales & Marketing. (read more)
Singapore – October is set to be the busiest business events month as Marina Bay Sands welcomes the highest number of major events in a single month since its opening in 2010.(read more)
Singapore – HotelAsia, one of Food&HotelAsia’s pioneer specialised trade shows will feature an impressive host of brands, showcase new equipment and technology and unveil a Singapore Pavilion for the first time. (read more)
Singapore – A new Helsinki-based “hotel without bedrooms” event venue concept has made its way into Singapore. Here’s a sneak peek inside Huone Events Hotel before its February 23 opening and why it is bound to disrupt the local meetings industry.(read more)
YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS
Putrajaya International Convention Centre
Crowne Plaza® Changi Airport
Pullman Bangkok King Power
MICE Saver by Millennium Hotels
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
MICE in Sabah
Adelaide… Be Surprised
OPINIONS OF THE BUSINESS EVENTS COMMUNITY
There is no arguing that preparing a well-delivered talk takes time than most. But like anything else, with practice, your skills get better and your prep time gets less.
As the city rose up to become a truly global city, the river’s status diminished but its importance never faded – locals still lived, worked, and played on the river.
India has been the hotbed of hospitality sector’s interest for many years now. Surging with key drivers of growth in place, the Indian hospitality industry has experienced remarkable progress in recent years.
Long-term and mutually rewarding relationships are the end game. Negotiation without a purpose is a mistake.
The ability to convert is based on your ability to tailor the suitable solutions. Be giving to establish a relationship.
Everyone loves a venue with breathtaking design and decoration. However, venues without soft skills often leave a bad taste in event planners’ mouth.
Despite the growth in travel from non-English speaking nations, many hotels have not trained their staff to communicate properly with their corporate guests in the lingua franca of the business world: English.
Over the past year, associations have become increasingly aware of the negative health impact of events and meetings.
China is showing the world how it is transitioning from the world’s most polluted country to a sustainability leader.
Working for a trade venue has it challenges but persistence pays off.
Given the omnipresence of mobiles, it is only natural that event planners would want an app to accompany visitors throughout the event experiences they have crafted.
Insights from IMEX by Adele Symonds, Marketing Manager, Staging Connections
Unique team building activities in Singapore have become an increasing demand from event planners as a growing number of companies are opting for creative and unique activities to engage their employees.
Believe it or not, there is a tried-and-tested formula for engagement that works, one we are all familiar with in our day to day lives yet we may not even realise we’re using it, or not using it…
Isn’t it time to realise that the world will end if this industry does not support the media that works for them!
After all the blood, sweat and tears invested into their work, why can't event professionals take things personally ?
David L. Jones, Professor and Programme Director - Hospitality Business at SIT shares how empowerment is key to retaining talent in this competitive MICE landscape.
Growing from their start in March 2015 and partnering with sponsor Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK), ASAE’s specialist event for the region, ASAE’s 2016 Great Ideas in Association Management Conference, Asia Pacific.
Even the most sophisticated organisations need to adapt to reap the effectiveness of a strategic sponsorship.
Invest in your middle management: 7 effective strategies
Authenticity in customer service is the clear differentiator amongst stiff competitions
Top 5 must-have information for destination marketing by Marine Debatte
Promoting a destination is not just a bureau’s responsibility. Planners will choose a destination when its industry works as one collaborative team.
Sales and marketing expert, Jakki Temple Govan, shares insights and examples on how to best quantify your return on investment.
THE MAGAZINE FOR THOUGHT LEADERS
Trends & Buyers vs. Sellers EditionIn this dual-themed edition, find out how to leverage on event trends to capture the hearts of attendees and design the way they engage and experience your events; negotiate better through bridging the differences between buyers and sellers.
DEALS & VENUES YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS
Novotel Yangon Max
Grand Hyatt Macau
ibis Bangkok Riverside
Sands Resorts Macao
Carlton Hotel Singapore
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur