Tag: Asia


ITB China expecting European boost due to strong growth in Chinese outbound visitors Asia

Organisers report a rising demand for exhibition space by European destinations at ITB China, which comes to Shanghai in May. They say it reflects the trend of Europe being the number one long-haul destination for Chinese visitors. The European Travel Commission (ETC) will be the largest regional exhibitor at the three-day B2B travel show, with the majority of ETC members having a presence. The ETC is presenting...

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AIME opens the appointment book early Asia

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 the services...

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German organisers have already planned 324 overseas exhibitions for 2019 Europe

A new brochure titled “German Trade Fair Quality Abroad 2019”, published by the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA), shows that German exhibition organisers are planning 324 foreign trade fairs in 37 countries next year. The brochure provides an overview of events organised by members of AUMA. The main region continues to be Southern, Eastern and Central Asia, where 167 events will be taking place,...

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Asia expands its presence at IBTM World 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...

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This Malaysian state is using business events to grow its agriculture sector Asia

Sarawak Convention Bureau is set to spur growth for the Malaysian state’s agriculture sector, with plans to leverage business events through its new platform – the BESarawak Alliance (BESA). BESA will feed in to government ministries and agencies, and one of its first initiatives is an agriculture-based familiarisation trip taking place in conjunction with the inaugural Sarawak AgroFest 2018, 20–28 October 2018. “To realise our...

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MITEC signs exclusive international partnership with GICEC Asia

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 trading nations. Signing on behalf of MITEC, CEO Gunther Beissel remarked...

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

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&CMA exhibition stand take up was up...

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Skybridges pave the way for continued growth in Thailand Asia

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 facilities are recognising the need...

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Why the festivalisation trend is sweeping through Singapore Features

Transforming business events into festivals is one of the innovative steps shaping Singapore, writes Martin Donovan, editor of Mix – Asia’s Creative Meetings Magazine.   High on the risk chart when it comes to innovation must be to create a festival out of a business event, giving it all the trappings of a youthful, breezy gathering of tech entrepreneurs while maintaining a core exhibition. Yet...

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Building bridges AsiaFeatures

  EW takes looks at the Greater Bay Area in Southeast Asia, with the help of the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association.   The Greater Bay Area initiative is a central government plan to integrate Hong Kong, Macau and nine Guangdong cities into an economic and technology hub. Together with the new infrastructure projects – the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong...

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