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Singapore to host global dermatology congress in 2023

The 25th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD2023) has been confirmed for Singapore come July 2023, with Triumph Group International (TGI) appointed once again to...

ICCA grows APAC team with two new hires

ICCA has added two new members to its Asia Pacific team – Waikin Wong...

ASAE releases 10th Anniversary Edition of Race for Relevance

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has published the 10th Anniversary Edition of...

Thailand adopts proactive MICE recovery strategy

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Thailand has ramped up local business events capability, boosted its...

Photo of the day: ICC Sydney actives virtual solution for medical...

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) adapted to changes in Sydney's restrictions by swiftly...

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Catalysing Cambodia’s new tourism future

The pandemic has brought Cambodia's tourism players together and highlighted the value of a single voice via the Cambodia Tourism Federation (CTF), allowing them to work better with the authorities towards travel and tourism recovery as well future developments, reveals Luu Meng, CTF president, master chef and Almond Group CEO.

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.

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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