This Week's Headlines

Noor Ahmad Hamid joins MyCEB as COO

ICCA’s former regional director for Asia-Pacific, Noor Ahmad Hamid, has joined the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) as its new chief operating officer. Noor...

BECM leads charge in securing safe certification for MICE venues

Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM), Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), and Malaysia Convention...

WTTC’s new campaign calls for international travel restart

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a campaign this week that...

ICCA’s reinvented statistics report addresses industry challenges

Due to the pandemic, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has had to...

EEAA to hold hybrid seminar on Global Exhibitions Day

How exhibitions drive economic recovery by enabling growth and recovery is the key theme...

Association Chiefs

A time for boldness and empathy

Suzanne Neufang is the new CEO of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), an organisation whose members are so battered by the pandemic and travel freeze. As one to see bright sparks even in the darkest depths, Neufang believes there are countless opportunities for GBTA to reinforce its support to members and relevance for the industry.

Tan Kok Liang: Travel matters

Elected into the presidency of the Federation of ASEAN Travel Associations when the future of travel and tourism was bright, Tan soon finds himself tackling the world’s biggest travel freeze and one that has brought his industry to its knees

Tan Maw Pin: It takes a spark

She wanted an Asian meeting on falls prevention but her passion led to her becoming chairperson to the inaugural World Congress On Falls and Postural Stability

Rod Cameron: Better together

Rod Cameron, executive director, Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC), calls for associations to make use of reserves to keep as many jobs as possible, as well as focus on knowledge sharing to tide through this period.

Mario Hardy: A precise juggle

The Pacific Asia Travel Association serves an exciting industry which is growing despite a challenging global landscape, but it has many key tasks to tackle, from driving tourism to lesser-known destinations and encouraging sustainable processes to engaging next-gen professionals, its CEO tells all.

Destination Highlights

Travel confidence is returning with the rollout of vaccines and reopened state borders. With with most international borders shut, northern Queensland events stakeholders are realising that their natural surrounds are a big draw for local corporate groups. By Adelaine Ng.
There is a setback in Singapore’s journey towards business events recovery due to a new wave of infections, but her tourism board is pressing on with efforts to bring the industry back to life through digital transformation and pilot B2B hybrid events. By Rachel AJ Lee.

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