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Singapore Commitment to Performance & Legacy Wins Out

From TTG: Despite rising costs, Singapore’s business events sector has demonstrated remarkable recovery, exceeding pre-pandemic attendance figures at numerous high-profile events, aligning with the government’s vision of becoming a global hub for business events and indicating further growth potential. When asked about how STB is helping to temper rising event costs, Yap Chin Siang, deputy…

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The Meetings Show Asia Pacific Breaks New Ground with Roaring Debut

From M&IT: The Meetings Show Asia Pacific, the region’s leading event for the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) industry, launched its highly successful inaugural edition this week at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The show welcomed more than 1,000 event professionals across the Asia Pacific region and from…

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Five Questions with Ong Wee Min, Marina Bay Sands Singapore

From TTG Asia Media: Event sustainability has become a major point of interest among event organisers and owners, with many approaching venue partners with their own stringent checklist, observes Ong Wee Min, vice president of sales and MICE with Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. With this advancement in attitudes towards sustainable and responsible events, venue…

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PCMA APAC Unveils Conference Program for “The Business of Events”

From BEAMexperience: PCMA Asia Pacific (PCMA APAC) has officially announced the full conference program for “The Business of Events,” slated to take place on 15th and 16th April 2024 at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. This eagerly awaited event promises to be a pivotal moment for industry professionals seeking to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of events…

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Northstar Looks East as TMS Debuts in Singapore

The Iceberg’s global media partner, Northstar Travel Group, will convene meeting and event planners in Singapore as The Meetings Show expands its footprint into AsiaPac, from 17-18th April. Up to 80% of buyers will be drawn from the region while international buyers will make up the remainder of the hosted buyer event being held in…

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Singapore Tops Destination Competitiveness Ranking for 2023

From Skift Meetings: Singapore has clinched the number one spot in the latest International Convention Destination Competitive Index Report by GainingEdge. This benchmarking tool aims to help cities hosting international association meetings find their competitive position and identify areas for improvement. The ascendancy of Singapore suggests broader geopolitical and economic shifts influencing the international meetings…

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15 April 2024

The Business of Events, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The Business of Events is where you will meet and join a like-minded community of relentless innovators and trailblazers who thrive on creating meaningful human connections and leverage events masterfully to drive business growth and social change. We will explore new thinking and research on changing consumer behaviours; delve into the art and science of…

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Singapore: How Legacy-Building & Impact Go Hand-in-Hand

From Boardroom: Singapore’s global influence is undeniable. Moving up a spot as the 7th most innovative nation in the world in the latest Global Innovation Index (GII) 2022, the city attracts associations aiming for meaningful impact and sustainability, fostering knowledge exchange, innovation, and positive community engagement. Home to an airport serving nearly 100 airlines and…

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Singapore’s MICE Industry Launches Carbon Emissions Guidelines

At the Singapore MICE Forum, new guidelines were announced for the country’s business events industry to manage carbon emissions. It’s another step in the sector’s sustainability roadmap, complementing the previous initiative of waste management. There’s an emissions reporting template for reference, as well as sustainability-related courses for people looking to upskill and reskill. From CNA…

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17 April 2024

The Meetings Show Asia Pacific, Singapore

The Meetings Show unveils a new and exciting event, taking place in a destination known for its corporate hospitality, Singapore, showcasing the best of Asia Pacific. With multiple award-winning innovative event spaces, Singapore is one of the leading destinations for MICE globally, and winners of Best MICE Destination (Asia) at the M&C Asia Stella Awards…

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Northstar Launches The Meetings Show Asia Pacific in 2024

Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information, events and marketing solutions company in the travel industry, announces the launch of a major hosted buyer led tradeshow for the Asia Pacific meetings industry. The Meetings Show Asia Pacific, supported by Singapore Tourism Board, will take place from 17-18 April 2024 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre….

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Sarawak Launches Event Legacy Journal

Sarawak in Malaysia has published the first volume of a new academic journal designed to help the sector “reset and recover” while identifying legacy opportunities. Business Event Sarawak joined with several bodies, including Iceberg partner ICCA, to create the International Journal of Business Events and Legacies IJBEL. Photo: Nicky Tay. From Association Meetings International…

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5 October 2022

Asia CEO Summit, Singapore

The Asia CEO Summit is the region’s definitive networking and learning event for leading Global CEOs from exhibition organising companies. The region’s business events community has been kept physically apart by the pandemic over the past 2 years. As Asia reopens and transits to a Covid endemic new normal, it’s time for the industry to come…

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IMEX Policy Forum 2022 – What Does Success Look Like?

Over 35 policy makers from nineteen countries gathered at the IMEX Policy Forum 2022, held on May 31st as part of IMEX in Frankfurt. The meeting takes place annually and provides a collaborative, global discussion platform to encourage policy creation that directly benefits the global meetings and business events industry. The aim of this year’s…

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United States First in 2021’s ICCA Rankings

The USA performed better than any other country in hosting events of international associations last year, according to the ICCA Rankings 2021. Spain came second, then Germany, France and Italy. The country listings were released after the city results already posted, along with the publication of the report’s public abstract. From Association Meetings International…

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Recovery Strong, Says UFI Global Barometer

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has released the latest edition of its flagship research Global Exhibition Barometer. This shows the sector bouncing back quickly, with revenue for the first half of 2023 expected to reach 87 percent of comparable 2019 levels (2019 being the industry’s strongest year to date). Fom Exhibition World…

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Vienna Leads 2021’s ICCA Rankings

ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) rankings just posted saw destination Vienna reclaim the top spot worldwide for the first time since 2012. The 2021 Iceberg partner survey attributed 92 congresses to Vienna, with Lisbon second (91) and Athens third (66). Barcelona and Singapore are next, then Madrid, Prague, Paris, Berlin and Brussels. From Meetings International…

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5 October 2022

UFI Asia CEO Summit, Singapore

The region’s business events community has been kept physically apart by the pandemic over the past 2 years. As Asia reopens and transits to a Covid endemic new normal, it’s time for the industry to come together and chart the way forward. The Asia CEO Summit will bring together Global CEOs from exhibition organising companies.

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Leveraging Intellectual Capital – The Second Edition

Global convention sector consulting firm GainingEdge has launched its second annual report on leveraging the intellectual capital of convention destinations, based on an analysis of international association leadership. The research underpinning the Iceberg partner’s report identifies the relative strengths of 350 destinations via the presence of their local intellectual leaders in the governing bodies of international associations that…

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5 October 2022

SISO | Asia CEO Summit, Singapore

The Asia CEO Summit is the region’s definitive networking and learning event for leading Global CEOs from exhibition organising companies. The region’s business events community has been kept physically apart by the pandemic over the past 2 years. As Asia reopens and transits to a Covid endemic new normal, it’s time for the industry to come…

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Prague Tops Intellectual Capital Report

Prague is better than any other city at engaging with its locally-based association leaders to secure big meetings and conventions, says a new report. The Czech Republic’s capital has a 95 percent “harnessing ratio”, according to the Leveraging Intellectual Capital second edition just compiled by Iceberg partner GainingEdge. From Association Meetings International…

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