Asia

Transforming to virtual inside a week

Event management agency MCI China recently entirely redesigned, coordinated and delivered an offline product launch event into a combination of live and virtual attendee experiences within a week of the event date. MCI China was the mandated agency for the management and design of a global product launch event for a Chinese multinational technology company and faced a situation whereby certain ele...

Malaysia launches ‘BE-READY’ for business initiative

The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS), in collaboration with the Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM), have jointly launched their ‘BE-READY’ initiative, designed to showcase the industry’s safe execution of MICE events. The initiative is in line with Business Events (BE) Guidelines, which have been developed in accordance with the approved Mal...

Postponed Tokyo Olympics to keep venues and schedules from 2020 in 2021

Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, now pushed forward into 2021, have announced that all venues and competition schedules for the postponed event will be unchanged, aside from being pushed back a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Tokyo Olympics will feature a record 33 sports and 339 events, and all the 42 planned venues are secured for 2021, including the Athletes Village and the Ma...

Malaysian destinations start to allow meetings for up to 250

Malaysia has started to relax its restrictions on the holding of events, with the city of Putrajaya allowing meetings, conferences, seminars, courses and training workshops to operate as of 1 July, with the proviso that attendances do not exceed 250 people. Organisers must follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), including observing social distancing and attendees wearing face masks. Senior...

PCMA extends its Covid-19 survey into APAC region

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has announced that it will extend its Covid-19 Recovery Dashboard research initiative from 30 June, with the initiative expanding into the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Since March, PCMA have been conducting industry-wide surveys among the global business events community every two weeks in order to document and analyse the growing impacts of...

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