Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), the leading meetings and conventions event in the Asia Pacific region, has today announced the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) as the official partner for the 2022 Knowledge Program.
With 12 volunteers, 2 weeks, and a MURAL board, Laila von Alvensleben, pulled off a virtual company retreat for 250 employees at MURAL, a global company that provides a digital workspace for visual collaboration.
Meet Mr. Razlan Manjaji, Events Director at South China Morning Post (SCMP) based in Hong Kong. In this Q&A spotlight, read how Razlan and his team transformed their event calendar increasing the number of events four-fold, while decreasing costs and doubling their revenue.
In celebration of Global Meetings Industry Day (8 April), PCMA hosted the first ever PCMA APAC and EMEA debate, attracting over 500 registrations from 57 countries. Moderated by Oscar Cerezales, Global Executive President Corporate Division, MCI Group, the big debate discussed the pros and cons of the potential introduction of a Vaccine Passport – would it be a game changer?
In 2020, PCMA and the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) formed a partnership focusing on educating and upskilling MICE professionals in Thailand. In this Q&A with TCEB, we get an inside look at how the organisation is supporting the recovery of the region and why they invest in their people.
As the air travel industry, many governments and cities explore, trial and or embrace the idea of a Vaccine Passport yet the World Health organisation (WHO) is yet to endorse such a concept. Event industry professionals are also devising plans for the return of national and international events with the safety of attendees at the forefront of their plans. So, the questions stands is a Vaccine Passport a solution for the Business Events Industry?
The latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard shows that the majority of planners and suppliers are planning a return to in-person events set for between July and September — while simultaneously preparing for a range of potential scenarios.
The $500,000 NSW Regional Business Event Development Fund announced last month, has been designed to encourage business event holders to take advantage of the opportunities offered by iconic towns and regions across the state.
Interprefy experienced enormous growth in 2020, after a massive shift and demand towards remote interpretation services, where virtual events and business meetings needed to provide simultaneous (or real-time) language interpretation.
"Feedback sought from the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) community was clear: business events professionals want more chances to network digitally and learn from others in this time of transformation," said Managing Director of PCMA APAC Karen Bolinger.