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No big surprises in government's Greater Bay plan
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1 day ago

No big surprises in government's Greater Bay plan

China's roadmap for the Greater Bay area reinforces existing roles for each major city in the region and should have little effect on the convention and exhibition business.

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At Shanghai Fashion Week, satellite events shine
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Feb 4, 2019

At Shanghai Fashion Week, satellite events shine

Fringe events and showrooms act as the commercial backbone of the fashion show.

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Pass the gluten-free bread: Wellness trends planners should look out for
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Jan 31, 2019

Pass the gluten-free bread: Wellness trends planners should look out for

Spiritual cuisine and customised fragrances, anyone?

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How Microsoft goes about providing authentic incentive experiences
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Jan 30, 2019

How Microsoft goes about providing authentic incentive experiences

The software giant's senior manager of rewards and recognition programmes talks about how to curate truly authentic events while accounting for delegates' cultural and even emotional makeup.

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What planners can learn from the failed Fyre Festival
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Jan 28, 2019

What planners can learn from the failed Fyre Festival

The Fyre documentary on Netflix shows us how planners can avoid their event becoming a fellow contender for the worst ever.

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Meetings in the face of adversity
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Jan 22, 2019

Meetings in the face of adversity

Aung Lin Htin, country director for Pacific World Myanmar, on positioning Myanmar as a meetings-friendly destination.

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The future of virtual meetings
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Jan 18, 2019

The future of virtual meetings

Could multi-hub meetings be the next best thing after face-to-face?

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The new frontiers of luxury
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Jan 16, 2019

The new frontiers of luxury

The long-held desire for high-end material things has effectively been replaced by the past year’s biggest event trend—personalisation.

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Are pre-scheduled appointments passé?
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Jan 10, 2019

Are pre-scheduled appointments passé?

The CEO of business matching platform Jublia on how to improve the business matching process.

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Growth is about more than just transactions: APAX Group
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Jan 8, 2019

Growth is about more than just transactions: APAX Group

APAX Group founder and managing director Terence Chu on integrating offline and online experiences, and diversifying the agency's models.

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Bringing luxury to the Chinese masses
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Jan 8, 2019

Bringing luxury to the Chinese masses

Prestige and exclusivity are being redefined by China’s size and scale, with help from digital technology.

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What it’s like to work on… Hong Kong Fashion Week
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Jan 7, 2019

What it’s like to work on… Hong Kong Fashion Week

An evolving format, parallel events and digital engagement keep it fresh.

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Editors' Choice: Our favourite venues and bureaus from 2018
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Jan 4, 2019

Editors' Choice: Our favourite venues and bureaus from 2018

The CEI team spotlights the outstanding venues and convention bureaus of the past year.

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Readers' Choice: The best of venues and bureaus in 2018
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Jan 3, 2019

Readers' Choice: The best of venues and bureaus in 2018

You voted for the best venues and convention bureaus in Asia Pacific, and here they are.

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Watch: Hotel sourcing in the era of personalisation
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Dec 19, 2018

Watch: Hotel sourcing in the era of personalisation

The president of RoomIt by CWT on managing bookings for business travellers and groups.

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3 trends we hope to see in 2019
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Dec 19, 2018

3 trends we hope to see in 2019

Dawn Dennis of Continuity Consulting on what she hopes will improve relationships and professional dynamics within the industry.

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What it's like to work on...the AIA Great European Carnival
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Dec 14, 2018

What it's like to work on...the AIA Great European Carnival

The annual carnival kicks into full force today in Hong Kong. Michael Denmark, CEO of The Great European Carnival, shares with CEI on what goes into the production of this massive fun fair.

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Jumping on the esports bandwagon
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Dec 13, 2018

Jumping on the esports bandwagon

A lesson from AirAsia in engaging with the gaming community.

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Making your events digitally accessible
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Dec 7, 2018

Making your events digitally accessible

Corporates and agencies are falling short when it comes to making their content accessible for all – and here's why.

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Are event budgets shrinking?
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Dec 5, 2018

Are event budgets shrinking?

What goes up but never comes down? Venue costs and overheads that are eating into event budgets, apparently.

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