The annual Australian Event Awards is here again and the 2023 event set to be the biggest. The Awards is now open for entries. Following industry consultation, the Australian Event Awards Team have introduced 15 new categories and reintroduced 6 categories to recognise the entire events industry, their creativity, contribution, innovation and excellence. In total, the 2023 Event Awards have 33 categories on offer – the biggest Event Awards yet.
ITE Hong Kong 2023
The annual ITE, Hong Kong’s only and Asia’s major outbound travel fair, will be held from 15 – 18 June 2023 at Halls 1 of Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, with two trade days and two public days. Its first one-and-a-half days admit only registered trade while in remaining days visitors can pay for admission. Favorable developments result in very encouraging response from exhibitors and visitors, hence ITE2023 will be bigger and more international in its visitor and exhibitor profile.
The 30th IT&CM Asia and 25th CTW Asia-Pacific 2022 were held successfully in Bangkok, Thailand in September 2022. This is the events’ first-ever hybrid show with a buzzing show floor of activities and entertainment by major pavilions. There was also increased demand for targeted networking sessions, and added knowledge sessions.
Welcoming over 1,200 validated and qualified unique in-person and remote delegates over 3-days, the 2022 show saw 363 exhibitors from 27 new and returning Territories / Countries like Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Monaco, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and many more. Including the 414 MICE, Association and Corporate Buyers and over 60 Media, who took advantage of the bountiful procurement and networking opportunities.
IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022 is promising more buzz on the show floor and programme. In addition to business and knowledge components, this year’s programme features a wide array of sponsor-backed engagements such as the opening ceremony and welcome reception, brand engagements, entertaining in-booth activities, and lucky draws.
The show will welcome 312 in-person and remote Exhibitors from 132 exhibiting companies and organisations from 23 countries/territories along with 387 in-person and remote MICE, Association and Corporate Buyers from 56 countries/territories.
As the tourism industry gears towards recovery, Exhibitors from Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong SAR, Japan and South Korea helms the largest exhibiting pavilions to showcase what they have to offer.
IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022 has announced an exciting line-up of conference and seminar sessions for this year’s event. With the focus on emerging stronger in the post-pandemic world, the knowledge sessions are designed to provide tangible learnings and innovative solutions for attendees in a post-pandemic world. Leading industry partners, thought leaders and experts to share their expertise and inspire the industry, helms this year’s topics.
ITB Asia will once again be held as an in-person event at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from 19 – 21 October. Now in its 15th year, the leading trade fair for Asia’s travel industry will bring together global leading brands and companies across MICE, Corporate, Leisure and Travel Technology, providing a unique opportunity and platform for the industry to rebuild, reconnect and give answers to questions about how the travel industry is restarting. The three-day conference and exhibition is co-located with MICE Show Asia and Travel Tech Asia.
As September approaches, IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022 is preparing to return to Bangkok, Thailand for its first hybrid event with the aim of creating meaningful business, networking and learning opportunities.
TTG Events, the organiser of Asia-Pacific’s Only Doublebill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel, announced the first details as well as intentions to invite readers to nominate suitable speakerss or companies for Knowledge Sessions.
To help boost recovery of the Hong Kong’s MICE industry amidst these uncertain times, ILEA - the International Live Events Association Asia Chapter, MIX Meetings – Asia’s Creative Meetings Magazine, and TKS – the organizer of ITE, join forces to hold the DOMESTIC MICE Corner at the coming ITE Hong Kong 2022, which is the city’s only travel fair covering both leisure and MICE travel. On display in the Corner would be displays of various MICE events from different event companies which have been held locally and preferably during the pandemic years.
After running as online event during the two years' of Covid-19 pandemic, IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022 is returning to Bangkok, Thailand, in hybrid format from 20 to 22 September 2022, and set to go virtual from 20 to 28 September 2022. This will bring back the long awaited face-to-face business meets, engaging opportunities and more at the in-person event, with added knowledge and networking access exclusively during the virtual networking event.
“This year’s show aims to deliver a brand new format like never before, differentiating IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022 hybrid from any other experience as our industry continues to evolve to stay versatile.”
Amid strong buyer interest, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and 14 Thai MICE suppliers chalked up a total of 84 leads worth an estimated 1,873.6 million baht (USD53 million) and 28,388 MICE visitors over the three days of the first face-to-face IMEX Frankfurt since 2020.
The suppliers – five Destination Management Companies (DMCs), eight hotels, and one MICE venue – joined the show this year. Some noted that buyers were particularly decisive about their programmes and hotel requirements. The interested groups ranged from Singapore, United Kingdom, Germany to USA. Some were able to confirm their plans in Thailand during the show, which included events with more than 1,000 participants.
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