Category Archives: Exhibitions

MICE advantage programmes to offer incentives for international events: Rakesh Verma, JS

Rakesh Verma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, has revealed that in order to strengthen the MICE sector, they are looking at state level and city level MICE bureaus. “We are planning to offer MICE advantage programmes, because most of the cities internationally provide various incentives for international events. Thus, we have also advocated a similar programme to the states, and we are hopeful that it will have a positive impact,” he suggested.  

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SITE India to organise Incentive Summit on 29-30 July

In building back better of our industry, SITE India invites the global incentive industry to collaborate to SITE India Incentive Summit 2021- (Virtual) on 29th -30th July 2021. The incentive travel industry is now more attuned to new realities through its relentless efforts in adapting to change. SITE India leans itself into this shift in mindset and behaviour to embark on this Incentive Summit. SITE India Incentive Summit – Virtual is the flagship event for us which showcases the pivotal elements of Incentive Travel through Education and the most essential element to do business – Networking. The objective of the event is to kickstart preparation for the upcoming reopening in India and overseas along with meeting with leading brands to rekindle relationships. This 1st edition of the Incentive summit will have the following: Education: Power-packed educational session with the leading speakers from the Incentive Travel Industry. Meet with Leading Brands: You can also meet with the leading industry brands consisting of Hotels, Venues, DMC’s and other industry stakeholders from India and Overseas. Speed Networking: Enjoy speed networking at the lounge and meet with new connections. “The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) is the only Business Events association dedicated exclusively to the global incentive travel industry. This summit will help the Indian Incentive Travel industry professional with global speaker line up, networking with peers from across India and an opportunity to meet with exhibitors who will present their offerings”, said Nitin Sachdeva, President, SITE India. Register for SITE India Incentive Summit 2021 – Virtual at https://bit.ly/AttendIncentiveSummit

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Number of events Asian exhibitors plan to participate in touch pre-pandemic levels

Singapore Tourism Board, Professional Convention Management Association and UFI have launched a White Paper on reimagining the future of business events. It reveals that there is a stronger appetite for digital or hybrid events from respondents in Asia, and that the number of events they are planning to exhibit at has recovered to its pre-pandemic levels.

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Aviareps India successfully concludes it’s first-ever 3D virtual roadshow with 12 partners

Aviareps India successfully concluded its first 3D digital roadshow in India with 12 partners on board representing destinations namely Brussels, Miami, Moscow and St. Petersburg, hotel brands namely Radisson Hotels and Rocco Forte Hotels, tourism products offering in Brussels namely Choco Story and the biggest tourism attractions – Atomium and Mini Europe, car rentals services of Budget Rent a Car and finally important suppliers namely MP Benelux and Get to Belgium. Held from 23-24 June 2021, the virtual roadshow saw presence of industry visitors from all corners of India. Over the two days of the virtual fair, a total of 250+ attendees from the vibrant Indian outbound travel fraternity ensured 350+ pre-scheduled meetings and 1,710 contacts exchanged via booth visitations as well as allowing agents to interact amongst themselves thus making this a highly interactive platform. “The maiden virtual edition of Aviareps India Travel Connect is a clear indication that it is time for us to shift gears and focus on development and continuity of business. And, while it is the first of its kind in India, I hope all the attendees benefit from the interesting discussions and virtual connections during these two days which we will soon transform into face-to-face encounters in the near immediate future”, stated Ellona Pereira, Head, Aviareps India.

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ITB Asia 2021 will be an all-virtual event, to be held on 25 – 29 October

ITB Asia 2021 will be an all-virtual event, and the physical show has been postponed to 2022. Messe Berlin (Singapore) has announced the complete digitalisation of ITB Asia, which will be held from 25 – 29 October 2021. The virtual event includes five full days of business appointments and three exclusive days of conference programme. All conference sessions are available on-demand for a month. Exhibitors will get many virtual benefits and some new perks. The event is being held in conjunction with MICE Show Asia as well as Travel Tech Asia. “Our team is committed in bringing a hybrid concept of ITB Asia, MICE Show Asia and Travel Tech Asia for the travel trade industry coming October. However, global health and travel uncertainties accompanied by the rapid emergence of new COVID-19 variants had halted our efforts. The hybrid concept garnered an excellent response with over 600 confirmed exhibitors, but it has become apparent that international delegates are unable to reasonably plan their participation and travel arrangements. Therefore, with a good lead time this year we will conduct the show virtually, offering international delegates a stronger digital platform for B2B networking, learning and knowledge sharing,” said Katrina Leung, Managing Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organiser of ITB Asia.

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Tourism NZ to conduct virtual road trip with Southland today at 11am

As part of Tourism New Zealand’s virtual road trip series, the region to be covered this month is Southland. The webinar is scheduled for today at 11am. Southland is a region of contrasts – from mountain peaks, the deepest of lakes, meandering rivers, fertile farmlands, lush primordial forests, and captivating coastlines, to the wild Southern Ocean and its islands. It is a land of world-renowned Bluff oysters and the launching place for a visit to Stewart Island. To experience this road trip, contact Jaspreet Kaur at jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or 9650196532 or directly register here https://event.webinarjam.com/register/253/gw35lbnv

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Tourism New Zealand to conduct virtual road trip for trade on June 29 with Southland

As part of Tourism New Zealand’s virtual road trip series, the region to be covered this month is Southland. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 11am. Southland is a region of contrasts – from mountain peaks, the deepest of lakes, meandering rivers, fertile farmlands, lush primordial forests, and captivating coastlines, to the wild Southern Ocean and its islands. It is a land of world-renowned Bluff oysters and the launching place for a visit to Stewart Island. To experience this road trip, contact Jaspreet Kaur at jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or 9650196532 or directly register here https://event.webinarjam.com/register/253/gw35lbnv

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Meet Lotte World, along with 16 other exhibitors at the Korea Travel Expo from 23-24 June

The Korea Travel Expo, from 23rd-24th June, will have the famous tourist attraction in S. Korea— Lotte World. “They will have a 3-people team and showcase their array of Theme-Park, Aquariums and Observatory. They are exhibiting in India for the first time,” revealed Young-Geul Choi, Director, KTO, New Delhi. Register at www.koreatravelexpo.com, email Jaspreet at jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com or call +91 9650196532.

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TCEB conventions spearheads collaborative recovery roadmap

In anticipation of the opening of international borders, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) invites the global conventions industry to collaborate on activating an initiative called Regenerating Legacies Recovery Roadmap. The industry is now more attuned to new realities through its relentless efforts in adapting to change. TCEB Conventions Department leans itself into this shift in mindset and behaviour to embark on this collaborative journey. “TCEB’s advocacy for industry collaboration is one of the campaign cornerstones when we launched Thailand: REDEFINE Your Business Events in 2018. Now, the Regenerating Legacies Recovery Roadmap begins with a series of conversations that call upon that collaborative spirit to revive the business of global conventions with a future-shaping attitude,” said Nichapa Yoswee, Senior Vice President at TCEB. Covid-19 aggravated Associations’ concerns around succession planning, evolutions that honour legacies and profitable innovations. The Regenerating Legacies conversations explore fundamental beliefs with association experts and industry partners to identify growth accelerators that cultivate valid advancements for the convention business ecosystems. Yoswee explains, “We seek to understand Associations’ pain points, but we cannot resolve them in isolation. We have to move beyond rumination and spearhead effective changes that reinforce the value perception of our industry.” “Redefining the future is not just an outcome. It is a journey with unexpected changes. The road to recovery challenges our resilience, but the way we respond is what matters most. Our team at TCEB is here to support association professionals in making informed decisions. What we can spearhead are robust conversations that attract agents for change and spark new approach for future generations.” A series of activities are in the pipeline to engage the convention industry on this collaborative recovery journey. Join …

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