Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) together with the leading organisation,Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) is proud to announce that Malaysia has won the bid to host the prestigious Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA) International Forum in November 2024.
The business event industry is making a steady comeback after Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed and witnesses a dramatic surge in inbound and outbound travel. With the very welcome news from the Thai government, international travelers can only show proof of vaccination upon arrival.
The event was a real challenge for the more than 1,200 Ifema staff and supplier partners who made a definitive contribution to the successful organisation and staging of what is already being hailed as a historic event.
Gastech today has announced the participation of key government-sponsored country pavilions on the exhibition floor, including pavilions from the USA, France, and Germany.
The global association of the exhibition industry, and TCEB, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, have renewed their long-standing Diamond Sponsorship Agreement.
Supattanapong Punmeechaow, deputy prime minister and minister of energy, The Kingdom of Thailand, says:
Ton Otten, director international at Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, sent us the following article with a few thoughts on the future of the exhibition business.
Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), the leading international event on cities and smart urban solutions organized by Fira de Barcelona presented in Tel Aviv (Israel) an outline of its next edition to local companies and institutions.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently signed collaboration agreements with EMECA, the European Major Exhibition Centres Association and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.
The Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry in Singapore is expected to recover strongly, following the city’s reopening to fully-vaccinated visitors with no quarantine and testing requirements.
Global Exhibitions Day 2022 takes place tomorrow, 1 June and recognises the important role that trade exhibitions play in driving economies throughout the world.
With just two weeks until IMEX in Frankfurt, over 2,800 buyers from across the world – spanning agencies, corporates, independents and associations – are busy building their show schedules and making appointments to meet and do business with an international roster of suppliers for the first time in three years.
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has chosen Bangkok as the host city of its annual general meeting next year. The 62nd ICCA Congress will be held from November 12-15, 2023.
The 2022 UFI European Conference took place over the course of three days, putting the spotlight on important industry topics and challenges faced by exhibition and event industry professionals.
The UFI board of directors has today elected Geoff Dickinson as UFI president for the 2023-24 period.
Christian Mutschlechner, the former CEO of the Vienna Convention Bureau and ICCA President, has joined the board of jwc in Germany as of March 1st, 2022.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has named the winners of this year’s UFI Next Generation Leadership Grant (NGL), following expert deliberation by a jury of exhibitions industry leaders.
Forty-three MICE entrepreneurs from 15 markets, who visited Thailand as part of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)’s first familiarisation trip after a two-year pause, expressed their confidence in Thailand and the seven-day trip produced 57 leads with a business value estimated at 1,900 million baht.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced that 40% of construction work for the biggest exhibition hall in the Middle East and North Africa has been completed.
A temporary emergency shelter for war refugees from Ukraine is being set up at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center.
The WTC Binh Duong New City Expo (WTC Expo), launching on August 8, 2022, is a promising new facility within the MICE community in Southeast-Asia, and acts as an ideal platform for some of the largest trade shows, exhibitions, and events.
new exhibition facility is gaining momentum as an emerging MICE business destination
in Southeast-Asia. The WTC Expo was established at the core of Vietnam’s first
World Trade Complex, a 165,000 sqm area in Binh Duong province with modern
infrastructure and good connectivity to the surrounding region. The complex has
plans for the development of many residential and commercial buildings,
multi-purpose stadiums, shopping malls, and a metro station connecting to Ho
Chi Minh City. The WTC Expo is a column-free facility specializing in hosting
MICE-related events. It has a total construction area of 22,000sqm, including
an indoor exhibition area of 11,617 sqm consisting of 3 halls.
Although Vietnam has recorded the world’s highest economic growth, it has been evaluated as lacking in areas related for facilities for international MICE events. Accordingly, the WTC Expo is expected to solve the issues related to the supply shortage of exhibition facilities and will become a driving force for a new leap forward in Vietnam’s MICE industry. Binh Duong Province is an economic powerhouse located in the southern key economic region of Vietnam. The economic powerhouse has more than 4,000 FDI projects invested in the province with a total investment capital of nearly US$40 billion and recording the highest per-capita monthly income in Vietnam with a figure of over 7,120,000 VND in 2021. It is because Binh Duong province has been developed based on the concept of an “innovation region”, encompassing residential complexes, universities, hospitals, and other social infrastructure, along with more than 30 large-scale industrial parks.
there is a MICE business entry barrier for overseas organizers as they need to
be involved in
complicated administrative procedures when applying for exhibition licenses. However,
now with the introduction of WTC Binh Duong New City, the process is easier as they
provide a one-stop service for overseas organizers to host their events at the
They provide supporting services in administrative procedures and market research through cooperating with relevant government agencies when overseas organizers wish to host their show at the WTC Expo. They also have partnerships with overseas organizers that wish to expand their impact to Vietnam, but do not have a sales department or agency in Vietnam. This partnership helps support organizers’ local sales activities and on-site exhibition operations and minimizes the risk of holding exhibitions for overseas organizers.
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