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Celebrating Global Exhibitions Day 2018 #letsGEDtogether

Always held on the first Wednesday in June, Global Exhibitions Day 2018 (#GED18) kicks off today, 6 June.

You still have time get involved, celebrating the exhibition industry and everyone who works in it!

GED is actively supported by more than 40 associations as of today, and coordinated by UFI, the Global Association...

Seoul Tourism Organization now a government organisation, ga...

Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) has gained a new legal status since May 1 – shedding its former structure as a public-private partnership and government-invested corporation to become a fully government-funded foundation.

Now funded by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, STO has been re-established to “proactively respond to the chan...

Malaysia market remains stable despite surprise election win

The business events industry is unlikely to be shaken amidst a new political landscape for Malaysia after the country’s ruling coalition of 61 years, Barisan Nasional, fell to the opposition Pakatan Harapan in last week’s historic election win.

The stock market has remained stable and investor interest resilient despite uncertaintie...

AFECA President's Message (IEIA Board Meeting)

AFECA President's Meesge in AFECA IEIA Board Meeting.

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STB chief executive steps down

Lionel Yeo, chief executive of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), will be stepping down from his post on 31 May to join the private sector.

Appointed as chief executive in 2012, Yeo has come to be known as the “face” of STB over the years and is responsible for one of the board’s biggest projects so far: its 'Passion made possible'...

Exhibition Showcase talks to Walter Yeh – President, AFECA &...

ES – What is AFECA’s role in the Asian exhibition industry? What has AFECA achieved for the global exhibition industry since its inception?

Walter –
The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) is Asia’s leading MICE association and the gateway to global MICE associations in the world. AFECA consist...

Event management software providers keen to go big in China?...

It is known that event registration is very labour intensive and time consuming, and for most event managers it is the one function of event management that they would want to outsource or automate.

Global event management software providers such as Cvent, SignUpGenius, Event Espresso etc. are all considered giants in their field whe...

Freeman acquires event tech company Info Salons

Global experiential marketing agency Freeman has acquired digital technology company Info Salons, a provider of registration and attendee database management solutions. For Freeman, the acquisition will help to simplify the event and show planning processes for clients and integrate Info Salons’ offerings with its large digital database.

Tokyo government extends support to event venues

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) aims to support the city’s business events industry by promoting leading areas for events. This was done by launching a website targeted at domestic and overseas organizers, and to showcase the strengths of these areas.

The website highlights MICE hubs in the city and includes visual primers o...


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