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China to restore all visas from March 15

China’s foreign ministry said today that it would restore the issuance of all types of visas from March 15 – signalling the country’s complete...

China eases Covid-19 test rules for some inbound travellers

Travellers from several countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and New Zealand, will no longer...

BEIA launches 10th BE Mentored programme

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) has launched its 10th BE Mentored Programme with a...

IAPCO and IFES form new strategic partnership

The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) and the International Federation of Exhibition...

Delegates pledge to build legacy and impact at 2022 BestCities Global...

Attendees of the BestCities Global Alliance held in Vancouver, Canada, in December 2022 pledged...

Association Chiefs

Cooking up a storm

Edmund Toh, president of Disciples Escoffier International (DEI) Singapore Delegation, shares more about his fledging association and its mission to nurture budding chefs

Chris Lim: Grand franchising ambitions

Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) president for 2022 and 2023, Chris Lim, knows he has big shoes to fill. He shares more about his upcoming plans, and what it's like to be the head of an association that was started by his father and other industry pioneers 27 years ago

Bima Laga: Digital transformation from the ground up

Bima Laga, chairman of the Indonesian E-Commerce Association (idEA), pushes ahead to empower SMEs in Indonesia, in order to build an industry in which businesses that use e-commerce will be able to thrive

Roy Ariel: Sustainable tourism at a critical juncture

Sustainability in the travel and tourism industry has become the most discussed subject, accelerated by the pandemic. However, Roi Ariel, general manager of Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), says the industry needs accountability and greater public awareness

Elicia Lee: Levelling up

Elicia Lee, chairperson of the Singapore Games Association (SGGA), and managing director of Eliphant, a Singapore-based game marketing and esports specialist, shares how far the fledgling association has come, and lays out the work cut out for her in her journey to build a sustainable ecosystem for gaming in the country

Destination Highlights

Focused marketing campaigns, and heavy investment into carving out new business events venues and meeting spaces, are contributing to Monaco’s business events edge post-lockdown.
Scattered with the remnants of the Lanna civilisation, historical Chiang Mai also boasts top-class MICE facilities, a welcoming atmosphere, and a cooler climate.

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