Olivia Toth and Heather Jacobs report on the factors shaping the region's CEI markets in 2005
While mainland China's growth as an exhibitions hub is undisputed, its dual role as Asia's Pacific's second favourite incentive hub is a little more surprising. But this is exactly what this year's CE
India and China have endless potential for CEI growth, but both countries are only in the initial stages of development. Kenny Coyle, Divesh Gupta and Peter Simpson report on their progress
Incentives are taking new shape as event planners place their bets on established, high value destinations such as Thailand, versus exciting, competitive upstarts like China. Incentives today are also operating within tight parameters, with security at the fore. Reporting by Olivia Toth, David Johnson, Heather Jacobs and Peter Simpson
In reading the results of the survey, in particular those relating to the incentive segment, Nigel Gaunt feels that incentives run a poor sixth place in the 'types of events organised' by this year's survey respondents
Asia Pacific's exhibition industry shows that while Hong Kong and Singapore continue to lead, they face increasing competition from centres in China and Thailand in particular. Reports by Kenny Coyle, Divesh Gupta and David Johnson
Our survey shows that while Hong Kong and Singapore still dominate as preferred exhibition venues, other Asia Pacific cities are making determined efforts to catch up. Cliff Wallace offers his perspective on our findings
Pricing, airport accessibility and a raft of cutting-edge facilities in leading destinations confirm why Asia Pacific is cornering the global conference market. Olivia Toth reports
The CEI industry must have had a good year in Asia, with conventions topping the charts as the 'largest' segment out of the CEI industry, with exhibitions being a close second. Marcel Ewals gives his views
As the target group of the world's largest travel trade shows, corporate event planners of blue-chip multinationals are - for a significant proportion of this industry - the goose that lays the golden egg.
One important feature of this year's industry survey is data that allows us to construct a more detailed profile of corporate buyers. Kenny Coyle reports
The Asia Pacific region is currently experiencing a boom in international visitor arrivals unparalleled in its history, with expectations for an end of year count in excess of 300 million
Being the second CEI location (31 percent) after Thailand, it is estimated that in 2005, China is to outperform in all conferences, exhibitions and incentives arenas, and to become the most preferred CEI destination.
The CEI Annual Industry Survey 2005 contains a far more detailed and contemporary picture of the CEI sector than is available from any other source. Steve Garton examines the survey's role as a unique reference tool for decision makers
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Simply Better: Winning and Keeping Customers by Delivering What Matters Most; By Patrick Barwise and Sean Meehan. Published by Harvard Business Press. 208 pages.
Diary has certainly had its moments with the HK4As in recent times, but even we were surprised to hear that someone had set themselves on fire at the organisation's recent annual awards bash.
Fans of Diary's regular On the Spot column (and we know you all are) particularly love it when we ask which movie star our subjects would like to play them in a movie.
1 YEAR AGO
This year's robust rebound provided an early Christmas celebratory note to Media's 2004 Agency of the Year Awards, which saw the night's top prizes going to TBWA\Asia-Pacific and MindShare Asia-Pacific.
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