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Corporates maintaining incentive plans amid economic concern...

Business event planners in Asia are observing an air of caution surrounding clients’ event plans as concerns mount over an impending global recession, with even shorter lead times, a preference for cheaper destinations and more free-and-easy elements a common occurrence now.

While CWT Meetings and Events, which started 2019 on a stro...

Is facial recognition ready for the big time?

Is facial recognition ready for prime time at events?

My Aventri colleague Ivan Lazarev, Global Head of Experiential Solutions, thinks so: “The technology holds tremendous promise for tradeshows and events. We’ve validated dozens of facial recognition engines, some with excellent results, others with problems.

"The key...

Call for Nominations!! AFECA ASIAN AWARDS 2019


The AFECA Asian Awards is an annual regional event for PEOs, PCOs, MICE venue operators, Service Providers and Young Professionals in the exhibition and convention industry to celebrate and acknowledge excellence. The award is organized by the Asian Federation of Exhibitions and Convention Associations (AFECA), it aims t...

New TICA Board is an ideal mix

The newly elected TICA Board of Directors held its first meeting on Thursday, 2 May 2019 at The JW Marriott Bangkok Hotel to elect key executive members of the association whereby Mr. Sumate Sudasna has been re-elected TICA President for the sixth consecutive term.

Mr. Sumate, Managing Director of Conference & Destination Management...

Sabre survey reveals trends shaping booking behaviour in APA...

As economic growth continues to sweep across the Asia-Pacific, more and more companies are expecting their corporate travel managers to contribute to their business success by asking them to look for door-to-door travel booking solutions, demanding expense integration, and to identify cost saving opportunities.

This was revealed in a...

President Yeh and TAITRA Staff are celebrating Global Exhibi...

President Yeh and TAITRA Staff are celebrating Global Exhibition Day at Taiwan Int’l Lighting Show 2019.

Global Exhibition Day is coming up on June 5th. Let's celebrate this mega event by taking a photo with the GED banner. Then send it to the AFECA Taipei Office ( ). We will then create and upload a collage of phot...

Demand for meetings and events to rise in 2019: CWT

According to the 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report – published by Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s Meetings & Events (CWT M&E) division – the demand for meetings and events is set to grow between five per cent to 10% next year, and the average size of meetings will rise in nearly every region.

“The global meetings and events indus...

AFECA Announces Launch of New Awards

Dear AFECA Members,

This year, consistent with AFECA’s pursuit for Excellence, we will, once again, honor and pay tribute to deserving personalities and organizations for their all-round excellence in performance. Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) shall once again hold the 2019 AFECA Asian Awards. 2019/04/26

Letter from the President

Dear All,

During the initial period, we have held meetings with the Young Professional, Membership Recruitment & Marketing and Sustainable Development Subcommittees in March and April. Many thanks to the Chairs and Co-Chairs for sharing their valuable opinions. For the first meeting in Q1, we have made a good start in setting up our...


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