What Experts Say

Explore new frontiers
by Sascha Matuszak

Uncertainty in the global economy contributed to a decline in incentive travel last year. As companies cut back expenses, they also looked for incentive destinations that offer greater value.

Growing strong
by Vera Lye

Two stalwarts of the Asian MICE business continue to see growth despite uncertain global economic conditions and a cautious outlook.

Tickling taste buds
by Ed Peters

At the Island Shangri-La, director of events management Brenda Cheung Wai-fun and her team handle about 700 corporate events each year. “It has to be a finely-tuned operation, so you need to have...

Boom times
by Prudence Lui

MICE arrivals in Hong Kong will grow an estimated 12 per cent this year following a 10.3 per cent growth in overnight arrivals to 725,779 from the sector in the first six months of the year.

Region grows up
by Keith Chan

Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Bali continue to be growing Southeast Asian markets for MICE business, according to Matt Masson, chief operating officer of Trails of IndoChina, a major destination...

Bigger and better
by Sascha Matuszak

Jacques Arnoux is the founder of Pacific World, one of the most successful destination management companies in the Asia-Pacific region. Arnoux was born in Shanghai, grew up in France and moved in...

Meeting clients’ needs
by Vera Lye

Chasing after MICE business requires a combination of high-touch and hi-tech skills and tools. While clients have their own needs and wants, preferring a human point of contact, some of the...

China trail
by Catherine Chan

The mainland is fast becoming a major MICE destination in Asia as the sector’s services and facilities continue to grow from the big cities to secondary cities. Ni Hui, executive vice-president of...

Signing up
by Keith Chan

Most exhibitions and conferences use some form of software solution for online or on-site registration and the management of registration data. While these solutions offer identical functions and...

Road to recovery
by Keith Chan

ITE MICE, the only exhibition in southern China targeting the sector, will be held from June 9 to 12 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The show has been co-hosted with the ITE (...