Category Archives: Events

Pacific World unveils MICE trends for 2018

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Pacific World has highlighted some crucial MICE trends to watch for in 2018. “Over the past several months, we’ve systematically collected data, insights and feedback from our worldwide network of planners and clients,” said Patricia Silvio, Global Marketing Manager, Pacific World.  “We’ve learned about the most requested destinations as well as the types of engagements that are trending. While many believe in the importance and use of technology for events, we believe it is important to focus on another level of connection.  In the last year, we have seen a change in the way our clients approach travel.  An incentive is not a nice trip to reward an employee; it is also an opportunity to interact, learn and experience. We’re seeing a new generation of global citizens that are committed to the idea of an open and interconnected world. They are experienced travellers who seek new fulfilling experiences that deliver emotional engagement.” The new culture noted by Paciifc World are mentioned below: Engagement Trends: Go Local – Experiences that tie guests to the destination are growing in popularity. Destination Trends: Of requests for Asia, Thailand (18 per cent), China (15 per cent), Indonesia (14 per cent) and Hong Kong (13 per cent) comprise the most. Of 1,500 events operated over the past 6 months by Pacific World, China, Spain and Thailand have hosted the most events. More than 200 events have been held in China; 195 in Spain and 180 in Thailand. Demand for European destinations have increased 44 per cent over the last year, with Spain leading the requests. Over the past 8 months, requests for Spain alone were 16 per cent of all requests. Barcelona and Madrid are the …

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Arabian Adventures (MIE) to manage largest incentive group to UAE


Arabian Adventures, Meetings, Incentives and Events has been selected by Amway India to plan, conceptualise, and deliver the largest incentive group from the country to visit the UAE, in excess of 4000 distributors, in December of 2017. The event will comprise a one-day business conference with Amway’s top international management, new product launches, and a series of multi-cuisine events, engagements, and entertainment held at venues across the city and beyond. Following a competitive pitch, Dubai was chosen and Arabian Adventures, Meetings Incentives and Events was selected to bring this ambitious project to life due to their local knowledge, expertise, and reputation for creating and delivering large-scale events. Justine Thomas-Butler, Head of Meetings, Incentives and Events for Arabian Adventures said, “Delivering an incentive on this scale takes a special set of skills. You need to give guests and their families a true insight into this special part of the world – its people, ancient culture, and modern wonders, whilst still making it feel intimate, unique, and exciting. Nothing can be left to chance.”

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Broadcast India Show 2017 expects biggest attendance yet


The 27th edition of the annual B2B Broadcast India Show (BIS) will be held from October 12-14, 2017, at Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai. From content creation to its management and delivery, BIS 2017 presents an entire gamut of products and solutions catering to the entire scale of the broadcast and film industry. Organised by NürnbergMesse India, the expo is showcasing over 600 brands displaying cutting edge technology and solutions. Along with the broad-spectrum event, BIS 2017 will simultaneously facilitate a two-day conference that dives right into the nitty-gritty of content. It will invite CEOs, directors, and proprietors of companies along with engineers, technicians, and technologists to conduct an array of technical presentations, product promotions, and in-depth discussions. Kavita Meer, Project Consultant, Broadcast India Show 2017, is confident that the event this year will be the biggest ever done till date. “Broadcast India Show has always attracted the key influencers and decision makers of the industry. Last year, over 20,000 global professionals made their attendance at the event. The show has become a calendar event for the industry and it is because of its ability to attract professionals from the entire spectrum of the broadcast industry that it enjoys such a strong connection with the infotainment industry,” she elaborates.

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India’s strongest-ever participation at IFTM Top Resa 2017

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India’s participation grew manifolds at IFTM Top Resa MAP Pro, France’s only multi-sector travel and tourism trade show. Indian states, such as, Kerala, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Goa received an overwhelming response from this market. India Tourism and the private sector created a buzz and saw great potential at the event held from September 25-28. The four-day event was attended by 30,929 industry professionals, demonstrating the vitality and energy that characterise the travel and tourism industry. As many as 1,694 brands were spread across 543 stands.

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TCEB unveils ‘Thailand Connect’ campaign for 2018


Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) unveiled the marketing communication campaign for the year 2018 entitled ‘THAILAND CONNECT Your Vibrant Journey to Business Success, decoded with chapters of possibilities’. The campaign is aimed at further enhancing a position of Thailand as leading bleisure destination in the region. The bureau expects that, by the end of next year, the country will welcome 1,192,000 international MICE visitors which generate revenue of 112 billion baht. Supawan Teerarat, Vice President of TCEB’s Strategic and Business Development, said, “TCEB has been introducing key fundamental pillars of MICE industry which include a diversity of destination, business opportunities, and people of Thailand. These strengths are well positioning Thailand as a leading destination for bleisure activities in the region.” TCEB’s campaign was launched at the 25th Incentive Travel & Convention, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA), and the 20th Corporate Travel World Asia-Pacific (CTW Asia-Pacific). The IT&CM Asia is recognised as the leading international MICE event centered in Asia-Pacific. “The marketing campaign is aimed at raising the industry profile and visits. International events which will be held in Thailand in the coming years include: the 2018 MDRT Experience and Global Conference during 1-8 February; Bangkok Entertainment Fest during March-June; Sport Accord Convention 2018 during 15-20 April; ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2018  during 6-9 June; ProPak Asia 2018 during 13-16 June;  the 45th International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM 2019) during 7-14 July; the 31st Congress of Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeon (APACRS 2018) during 19-21 July; Beyond Beauty Asean Bangkok 2018 during 20-22 September; and Metalex 2018 during 21-24 November,” Teerarat concluded.

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IT &CMA, CTW underway in Bangkok


The 25th IT&CMA and 20th CTW Asia-Pacific opened to a furore of event highlights, activities and entertainment to deliver an unforgettable anniversary edition. It will be underway until September 28 at the Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World Bangkok, Thailand. The leading MICE and corporate travel management trade event for the Asia-Pacific is expecting close to 2,900 delegates over three-days with more than 100 business, networking and education sessions lined up. IT&CMA will showcase the largest congregation of Convention Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) and National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) centered around the Asia-Pacific from new and returning destinations such as Chiang Mai, Dubai, Korea, Macao, Osaka, Penang, Perth, Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand.

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ibtm world 2017 introduces pavilion for start-up event companies


To enable technology and experiential start-up companies exhibit their product to more than 15,000 highly influential MICE industry professionals, ibtm world 2017 has introduced a new start-up pavilion. The three-day event will be held from November 28-30, 2017, at Fira Gran Via Barcelona in Spain. Companies eligible to exhibit in the start-up pavilion must be two years or younger, with five or fewer full-time employees and with an annual turnover of less than $600,000.  As part of the exhibiting package, the companies will receive opportunity to arrange pre-scheduled appointments with high-profile meetings and events planners interested in meeting technology providers. “With so many tech companies entering the industry, it’s fantastic that ibtm world is offering a platform for smaller, younger companies to showcase their ideas and how they’ve put them into action,” said James Morgan, Founder, Event Tech Lab. In 2016, almost 15,000 delegates attended ibtm world, and more than 67,000 pre-scheduled meetings were arranged during the three-day show.

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ATPI GROUP unveils new version of TravelHub


The ATPI Group has announced the launch of its new generation fully mobile-responsive platform called ATPI TravelHub.  The platform will give travel managers and bookers access to relevant travel tools, technology and data, cutting out the need to log into multiple applications. ATPI TravelHub offers a single sign-on for all travel tools and technology throughout the booking and planning process, from making requests right the way through to travel analysis. It not only integrates with a clients’ own system, but also has universal profile management across all of the ATPI Group’s products – and its preferred partners – to improve policy compliance and duty of care. Ali Hussain, Head of Technology, the ATPI Group, said, “ATPI TravelHub will soon evolve with new developments to enhance its personalisation further and provide customisable options. The tool has been specifically designed with a new generation of travel professionals in mind and facilitates greater control, convenience, choice, savings, safety and transparency. ATPI TravelHub offers a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate solution to improve efficiency at every stage of the travel management programme.”

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HPMF underway in Jodhpur


Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF), a consortium of procurement managers from the hospitality industry representing star hotels, catering companies, stand-alone restaurant chains, and airlines, is celebrating its seventh anniversary from September 14-16, at Indana Palace Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The inauguration, which took place on September 15, saw a conglomeration of 325 attendees. Nitin Nagrale, Founder & General Secretary, HPMF, said, “Being the seventh anniversary we have a theme revolving around the Seven Elements of the Universe. We have a talented pool of people participating at the event and we intend to make this a memorable experience for all. We have a quality crowd and we want them to interact and work together.” The three-day event has two days of B2B sessions. The chief guest at the inauguration was Rahul Pandit, Managing Director, Ginger Hotels and the Guest of Honour was Giriraj Singh Lotwara, President of the Sri Rajput Sabha, Rajasthan. On September 14, the delegates were taken for a visit to Umaid Bhawan and Mehrangarh Fort, which concluded with a grand dinner reception at Bijolai Palace.

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Delhi to host Global MICE Travel Mart


The second edition of the Global MICE Travel Mart (GMTM), the only branded MICE Inbound Tourism platform in India will be held in Delhi from September 14-16, 2017, at The Lalit, New Delhi. The Ministry of Tourism and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) are organising the event, which will aim to intensively focus on MICE inbound Tourism and Buyer – Seller Meet over two days. The meet shall reap significant transacting and capitalising of business opportunities between international buyers, opinion leaders from main line associations who organise mega conferences in India and sellers of MICE tourism products in India. The mart will be instrumental in putting MICE destinations in India on the itineraries of the foreign tour operators.

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