Most-read stories of 2019

Amid uncertainty, new ways of working proved the most interesting read in 2019.

This year, the business events industry was dominated by discussion around event design and engagement. So, it’s no surprise that our most popular stories are focused on industry trailblazers and new experiences.

Aloysius Arlando takes the reins at SACEOS
February 7
SingEx CEO to lead industry association with immediate effect as Janet Tan-Collis steps down.

Kingsmen creates immersive experience for SG Bicentennial
June 13
Singapore’s history captured in cinematic show and interactive displays – but have event organisers cottoned on?

AIME 2019: The good, the bad, the better
March 1
Industry rallies behind “reimagined” AIME despite teething issues.

EXCLUSIVE: Sabah Convention Bureau collapses
May 9
Malaysia’s newest convention bureau “put on hold” following major reshuffle of Sabah Tourism Board.

Hong Kong protests: Events in the firing line?
August 16
City-wide protests and major flight delays affect travel, but will media hype have a longer, more damaging impact on the business of events?

Top 5 exhibition industry trends to watch
December 6
UFI’s managing director and CEO, Kai Hattendorf, says data operations will be as relevant as show floor operations.

GMID 2019: Why events are important as ever
April 4
Today we celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) by asking event professionals in APAC why they love the industry.

IBTM launches new trade show in Asia Pacific
June 21
Inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific event will kick off in Singapore in 2020 – but does the industry need another trade show?

ABM 2019 creates engaging space for collaboration
August 1
Refreshed approach to SACEOS’ annual buyer-meet-seller event garners positive response.

Women a driving force in experiential marketing
March 8
“What’s important is our work, not our gender,” says Jack Morton EVP Greater China, Natalie Ackerman.

SITE Global Conference bridges cultural gap
January 17
Creativity and cultural awareness key themes for incentive travel as SITE launches first-ever manifesto in Bangkok.

EXCLUSIVE: Michelin sinks its teeth into incentive travel
May 16
Tyre brand known for its culinary guides takes a slice of the corporate incentive travel pie following the expansion of Michelin Experience.