The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) welcomes the decision of the HKSAR Government to reduce hotel quarantine for inbound travellers from seven to three days, followed by four days under medical surveillance at home
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) together with the leading organisation,Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) is proud to announce that Malaysia has won the bid to host the prestigious Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA) International Forum in November 2024.
The business event industry is making a steady comeback after Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed and witnesses a dramatic surge in inbound and outbound travel. With the very welcome news from the Thai government, international travelers can only show proof of vaccination upon arrival.
The WTC Binh Duong New City Expo (WTC Expo), launching on August 8, 2022, is a promising new facility within the MICE community in Southeast-Asia, and acts as an ideal platform for some of the largest trade shows, exhibitions, and events.
The event was a real challenge for the more than 1,200 Ifema staff and supplier partners who made a definitive contribution to the successful organisation and staging of what is already being hailed as a historic event.
Gastech today has announced the participation of key government-sponsored country pavilions on the exhibition floor, including pavilions from the USA, France, and Germany.
The global association of the exhibition industry, and TCEB, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, have renewed their long-standing Diamond Sponsorship Agreement.
Supattanapong Punmeechaow, deputy prime minister and minister of energy, The Kingdom of Thailand, says:
Ton Otten, director international at Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, sent us the following article with a few thoughts on the future of the exhibition business.
Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), the leading international event on cities and smart urban solutions organized by Fira de Barcelona presented in Tel Aviv (Israel) an outline of its next edition to local companies and institutions.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently signed collaboration agreements with EMECA, the European Major Exhibition Centres Association and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.
The Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry in Singapore is expected to recover strongly, following the city’s reopening to fully-vaccinated visitors with no quarantine and testing requirements.
Global Exhibitions Day 2022 takes place tomorrow, 1 June and recognises the important role that trade exhibitions play in driving economies throughout the world.
With just two weeks until IMEX in Frankfurt, over 2,800 buyers from across the world – spanning agencies, corporates, independents and associations – are busy building their show schedules and making appointments to meet and do business with an international roster of suppliers for the first time in three years.
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has chosen Bangkok as the host city of its annual general meeting next year. The 62nd ICCA Congress will be held from November 12-15, 2023.
The 2022 UFI European Conference took place over the course of three days, putting the spotlight on important industry topics and challenges faced by exhibition and event industry professionals.
The UFI board of directors has today elected Geoff Dickinson as UFI president for the 2023-24 period.
Christian Mutschlechner, the former CEO of the Vienna Convention Bureau and ICCA President, has joined the board of jwc in Germany as of March 1st, 2022.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has named the winners of this year’s UFI Next Generation Leadership Grant (NGL), following expert deliberation by a jury of exhibitions industry leaders.
Forty-three MICE entrepreneurs from 15 markets, who visited Thailand as part of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)’s first familiarisation trip after a two-year pause, expressed their confidence in Thailand and the seven-day trip produced 57 leads with a business value estimated at 1,900 million baht.
The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is taking the next step in its business diversification strategy with the strategic assets transfer of tourism business unit from Etihad Airways to ADNEC Group.
Etihad Holidays will be
acquired by Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC) to expand their footprint in tourism. Etihad Holidays will integrate
with Tourism 365, being the ADNEC tourism promotion business. The decision will further support the UAE’s
tourism sector, given ADNEC’s extensive experience
and capabilities across tourism industry.
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, managing director and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, said: “ADNEC is proud to welcome this important business entity into its portfolio. We hold a long-term investor perspective in identifying and acquiring key assets in developed markets. This move will strengthen the Group’s competitiveness and will increase direct and indirect economic contributions to the UAE’s tourism sectors. “This decision further reinforces our commitment to investment in growth opportunities which will deliver long term returns to the Group. ADNEC Group has wide-ranging experience in overseeing successful tourism and hospitality assets and will bring the same insights and strategic focus to ensure the continued success of this important entity.”
Tourism 365 will operate Etihad Holidays, taking it from a platform focused on the local market to a fully-fledged tour operator supplying online and traditional travel agencies with Etihad network holiday packages from key source markets. Capital Experience, Tourism 365’s destination management arm, will be the exclusive supplier of Etihad Holidays across the UAE when it comes to hotels, transfers and attractions. Etihad Holidays offering will combine Etihad Airways’ outstanding product with packages in different source markets to key destinations including Abu Dhabi, the wider UAE, Thailand, Seychelles, Maldives and many others.
Roula Jouny, executive director of Tourism 365,
commented: “We are thrilled with this move. This new development solidifies our
strategic role in strengthening Abu Dhabi’s position as a destination and
bolstering the incredible efforts of the UAE’s wider tourism industry. This asset
transfer will significantly expand Etihad Holidays’ presence in key source
markets especially from a B2B tour operator standpoint. As part of Tourism 365’s vision to become the
number one choice for travel and tourism professionals, we look forward to
further highlighting Abu Dhabi to tourists from far and wide, whilst also
showcasing the unmissable offerings of the Emirates.”
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