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To: AFECA Members

Re: Invitation to the AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge 2019

On 10th October 2019, Thursday, the most sought after annual event will take place in Manila, The Philippines alongside the upcoming AFECA AGM. As this is already the 5th edition, no introduction is necessary. However, we wish to reiterate tha...

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...

KLCC: A ‘win-win’ venue in Malaysia’s MICE capital

Purpose-built exhibition space combined with an ideal central location makes the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC or the Centre) a top choice for exhibition organisers.

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia’s award-winning purpose-built facility and Asia’s only International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) Gold Stan...

Celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), 12 April, is a campaign to recognise and unite the entire business events industry across the world, bringing leaders and eventprofs together to showcase the real impact that fact-to-face meetings have on people, business and communities.

GMID was established by Meetings Mean Business, an industry...

Singapore event pioneer wins PCMA award

In front of more than 4,500 industry leaders from across the globe, SACEOS president Janet Tan-Collis was presented with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) 2017 Chairman’s Award this week at the association’s annual Convening Leaders event in Nashville.

Presented by the chair of PCMA’s Board of Directors, Mary...


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