Biz Events Asia selects the most common changes industry professionals would make to better cope with possible economic uncertainties.
The chairman and CEO of AccorHotels wants the world to further trust the next generation.
In the face of stress, how often did we want to crawl into a “hole” and forget about the world? We found you a new concept hotel in Canberra that will make you want to stay in bed all day, as long as you are happy to.
Book now for a ‘Magnifique’ stay at the Sofitel Mumbai BKC and rediscover luxury, coupled with personalized service and serenity in the heart of Mumbai.
Well versed in the art of hospitality, blending French savoir - faire with gracious Vietnamese tradition, our team will make sure your special events are remembered for their dramatic grandeur and delightful bespoke touches.
Meet with success in our modern and contemporary function rooms, equipped with fast internet, live video webcast, high technology equipment, ergonomic furniture and natural daylight. Let our meeting experts organize your event, catered to your needs.
Host your event at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort with a minimum of USD15,000 net revenue per event and receive extra benefits!
Fairmont Makati luxury hotel features over 1,700 square meters of versatile meeting and function space, including an 859 square meter ballroom accommodating up to 600 diners. Additional meeting rooms for 30 to 40 guests are also available.
The Sofitel Convention Center is the largest business venue in the region and includes a 1,100-square meter pillarless Grand Ballroom accommodating up to 1,000 people for cocktail functions.
OZO Wesley Hong Kong, located only a 15-minute walk away from one of the city’s major exhibition venues, provides not only cosy and stylish accommodation for business travellers, but also the space for a perfect meeting, seminar or event.
Renowned as host to the most exclusive events, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa offers unforgettable and personalised experiences for your company. State-of-art function spaces can accommodate up to 120 attendees for elegant soirées and cocktail parties.
Surrounded by unparalleled views of the South China Sea with natural daylight illuminated indoor spaces, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa’s 1,300 square metres of event space can be customized to suit any theme, attendance and functions.
Wyndham Legend Halong locates on the coastline of Bai Chay with stunning views of the World Heritage listed site Ha Long Bay and Bai Chay Bridge; whilst offering an easy access to the downtown and surrounding attractions.
For annual parties that truly impress, there is nowhere more inspiring than NUO Hotel Beijing. The spectacular Yongle Grand Ballroom was designed to provide the ideal environment to celebrate your company’s achievements.
At Oasia, there’s always a time to Refresh, Refuel and Recharge. Take your pick from one of the two wellness hotels under the Oasia brand and enjoy perks when you book a Residential Meeting package.
Grand Mercure Danang is the ideal venue for all occasions. With its world-class accommodation, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and colourful attractions, the hotel promises an unforgettable experience
Stage an immersive meeting to deliver an experiential environment that fully engages delegates with The Langham, Hong Kong’s Meaningful Meetings for the Senses.
Create the ultimate “smart” event all under one roof with Smart Meetings at Sands Resorts Macao, comprising seven distinctive properties spanning over 150,000 sq m of versatile meeting spaces.
Perched above Phuket’s Naithon Beach, the stunning unblocked ocean views from the lobby of Pullman Phuket Arcadia take delegates’ breath away whilst injecting a sense of renewal as soon as they arrive.
Uniquely located in Danang downtown on the beautifully designed West Bank of the Han River, Novotel Danang Premier Han River is set to take its place as a premier hotel and events venue.
From now until December 2017, plan your meeting at Harbour Grand Hong Kong to enjoy complimentary room or suite upgrade, and more.
Marina Mandarin Singapore seeks to deliver the best as they cater to business needs with their full suite of dedicated facilities and services.
The St. Regis Singapore invites meeting and event planners to join the hotel’s efforts in building a better environment. Its sustainable meeting offer allows you to go green and contributes to the venue’s plans for more eco-conscious corporate events.
Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa is offering a new dimension for meetings and events.
MICE organisers and guests looking to host their events at Amara Singapore now have the option to enjoy an array of Halal-certified menus which are exclusively prepared and served from its events kitchen.
Relaunched in August 2016, The Slate Phuket is offering a holistic wellbeing MICE package to encourage creativity and team-bonding for the modern, health-conscious business executive.
At Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, every experience calls for a celebration, and indulgence is a way of life. Host your next meeting at one of the 21 event and meeting venues and discover spectacular experiences that will surprise and delight you and your guests.
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The initiative aims to create a sustainable workforce by equipping students, the future MICE leaders, with the practical knowledge and expertise to face the challenges of the fast-moving meetings industry.
The SITE Index 2018 predicts positive growth for incentive travel
With the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2018 under the belt, Destination Gold Coast shows why she is Australian’s golden child for sports related events.
Does the procurement process value creativity and event objectives?
Will artificial intelligence and new technologies enhance or replace my business?
Over the past couple of years, mixed reality – sometimes called hybrid reality – has begun a rapid ascent.
So you want to host a successful event. But first, how your subscribers are being invited matters.
Sensory experiential events are a hot topic right now, and for good reason – they make guests more receptive to your key messages.
Any joined up strategy needs a joined up operational plan and it’s not enough to simply do some traditional marketing and business development.
Crafting a customised business event proposal takes effort, time and expertise, oftentimes with inputs coordinated across various cities.
Operating day in, day out within the industry, we frequently forget to take the time to look beyond.
Personalisation has undoubtedly shifted the way marketers connect with their audience and is a thoroughly proven way for improving a company’s bottom line. But what does personalisation look like in the business events industry? And is the industry ready?
In the world of MICE, a successful event is the outcome of dozens, sometimes thousands of decisions, interactions, problems and negotiations. When problems arise, it’s my experience that a little honey works better than a dose of vinegar.
Are greener meetings just a passing fad or a more significant movement in providing healthier food and beverage options? With the rise of new dietary among attendees, how far should we take our sustainability efforts?
I still struggle to form an opinion on whether I find the current debate of the future of conferences just boring or outright bulls***. Here are my four thoughts on the current conference scene.
Each time someone asks my opinion, I am so humbled that it is so highly valued. It is something I have always taken very seriously in my work and personal relationships.
I believe everyone seeks equilibrium at some point in their professional life – a stage where I define as having established a stable relationship with his or her profession and/or organisation, and is at peace with the pros and cons that come with it.
Organisations and skilled talents need to constantly realign their strategies and mindset in this fast-paced environment.
The ultimate question we are likely to face as mothers is how to find that delicate balance between family, children and a career. It’s a challenging decision but if you love what you do, you’ll find a way and make it work.
The role of a travel manager is evolving. Not only is the travel industry becoming more complex, the rise of digital tools in the past decade has completely revolutionised the way business travellers book and travel.
After much deliberation, the date for your business event has finally been fixed into the calendar. The venue has been booked, and the logistics planning involving bringing a large group of people away from their day-to-day work to one location has begun.
The association sector is a vital asset to any nation. Where there is freedom to associate, people and businesses with common interests will bond together and form an association.
How can international sellers engage buyers from different cultural backgrounds at trade show appointments?
The live events industry in Hong Kong is a super-subsector consisting of numerous multidisciplinary professionals ranging from large agencies to marketers and entertainers, yet Hong Kong has no official channel of communication for the industry.
It is a common adage that it takes a lot less time and money to grow existing relationships than it does to secure new customers. So why aren’t we putting all our efforts into engaging and nurturing our current client base?
Capturing the minds of delegates attending an event and keeping them engaged throughout is a challenge. Of course, there are many aspects to an event that converge to deliver the finale, and a key component of this is the venue.
More than just tailoring an exclusive programme, strong soft skills are needed to weather any unexpected situations.
If we are not happy with trade show participation, we have the power to change it.
Overcoming language and network barriers to become the first Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in Vietnam.
The exclusivity of the word “luxury” has been eroded and has been misused on so many levels that it almost carries no weight anymore. For me, luxury is all about freedom.
The world has begun looking away from the concrete jungle and skyscrapers towards places of equal balance between nature and man-made; between old and new as well as between business and leisure.
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.
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.
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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.