What Experts Say

The Incentive Conference and Event Society Asia-Pacific (ICESAP)
by Keith Chan

The Incentive Conference and Event Society Asia-Pacific (ICESAP) was set up in 2014 to connect the major stakeholders in the incentive, conference and exhibition (IC&E) industry. Nigel Gaunt,...

Interview with John O'Sullivan
by Keith Chan

John O'Sullivan, managing director of Tourism Australia, discusses with Keith Chan some of the major attractions that Australia has to offer as a MICE destination, and various initiatives to...

by Keith Chan

Sherrif Karamat, chief executive of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) based in Chicago, tells Keith Chan about the challenges and key issues affecting the business event...

Trends in Asia's Incentive Sector
by Keith Chan

In this interview with Keith Chan, David Sand shares his views on the status of incentive travel, and its trends in Asia, particularly in China.

Trust is key ingredient
by Victoria Ip

Imagine an event where everything is in place and everyone is happy. Putting an event together may seem like a piece of cake, but a lot of planning and behind- the-scenes work leading up to it are...

Skills of a juggler are necessary
by Victoria Ip

Although a planner is often an unsung hero of a wedding, the perfect occasion is impossible without her moving things forward. From the right music at the banquet to which gown to choose, the...

Planners spoilt for choice
by Euan McKirdy

The MICE market for Hong Kong has never been more active and, thanks to this ever-expanding trend, the city's venues and facility providers are constantly raising their game.

Averting potential disaster
by Josephine Bond

With any large event comes the potential for disaster, and Hong Kong's event organisers, planners and venue providers are no strangers to crises.

Seeking Direction
by Keith Chan

Arnaldo Nardone is chairman of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the most prominent organisation in the MICE sector. It has more than 900-member companies and...

Growing Reputation
by Victoria Burrows

The MICE market in the Middle East is going from strength to strength, with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – notably Dubai and Abu Dhabi – and Oman showing positive growth. Tawfik Mokhtar,...