The Bangkok Manifesto Embraces Social Responsibility

Smart Meetings

Social responsibility and relationships must be central to incentive travel planning, according to a document crafted at SITE’s Global Conference in Bangkok in January. The Bangkok Manifesto. The post The Bangkok Manifesto Embraces Social Responsibility appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Top 10 Venues in Bangkok, Thailand


Known for its vibrant temples, rooftop bars, floating markets, and gigantic shopping malls, Bangkok is known as a city of contrasts. To help meeting and event planners find the best venues, places to stay, and things to do in Bangkok, we’ve created this guide.

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And the Forbes Five Star Rating Goes to…

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You can find the group’s 10 Five Star-rated hotels in New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills (California), Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Paris, Bangkok and Manila. The Academy Awards isn’t the only star-studded event this week.

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Top 7 Most Instagrammable Hotels in The World


Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. A luxury hotel centrally located in the heart of Bangkok makes for both a convenient place to meet and schedule a rejuvenating experience. Destinations International 5 star architecture asia bangkok beautiful budapest digital age europe florence four seasons historical Hotels incentive instagram luxury miami modern paris photography pictures ritz Social Media Travel world

New Skift Report: The Bright Future of Meetings and Events in Thailand


Today, Bangkok is one of Asia’s most exciting cities and a major business hub for the region, especially after hosting the ASEAN summit in 2019.

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Event Spotlight: Journey to the “Land of Smiles”

CXApp Blog - Events

After a roughly 16-hour journey, we reached our final destination: Bangkok, Thailand. Last week, the CXApp traveled across the world for a global affair.

Crowdsourcing a Manifesto for the Incentive Travel Industry with Slido


They used Slido to crowdsource the first-ever mission statement for the incentive travel industry at the Global Conference of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence ( SITE ) in Bangkok. The most valuable lessons that we have learned about using Slido came from our customers.

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Why Attendees Keep Coming Back

PCMA Convene

We tend to rotate between two cities — Singapore and Bangkok — yet our teams never seem to tire of these destinations. The benefits in Bangkok are large exposition venues such as Impact Arena and affordable, plentiful hotel accommodation choices. By Marisa Jampathong.

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Heather Seasholtz’s Unconventional Path to Personal, Professional Fulfillment

PCMA Convene

Last year, I went to Bangkok for the last GloPro. Heather Seasholtz meets an elephant during PCMA’s 2017 Global Professionals Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Heather Seasholtz.

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Global Biz 101: Win the Time Zone Shuffle

Smart Meetings

and in Bangkok it’s midnight! As professional event planners, we understand the value of time; but what happens when your work requires you to collaborate with someone on the other side of the country, or even the globe?

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Marriott International Makes Farm-to-Table Cuisine a Priority

PCMA Convene

Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park will use seasonal produce from local suppliers in all the hotel’s venues, including the pool bar shown here.

Asia Pacific Organization Aims High With Revamp of Event in Australia

PCMA Convene

The event is an opportunity to expand PCMA’s reach in the APAC region after a successful PCMA Annual Conference in Bangkok in November. “We The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event is adding an education component to its show in Melbourne, Australia. Peshkov/Adobe Stock).

Marriott Continues Growth with Plans for 40 New Luxury Properties


Among these are JW Marriott Bangkok and Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, in London. Photo of Solaz, from The Luxury Collection, set to open in Los Cabos Mexico in 2018. Photo credit: Marriott International .

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7 Smart Moves at Kimpton Goodland, Grand Velas Los Cabos and More

Smart Meetings

In this position, he’ll oversee existing properties including Luang Prabang and Phnom Penh, as well as upcoming openings in Bangkok and Yangog. More: 7 Smart Moves at Four Seasons, Visit Music City and More.

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Delivering on Brand Promise

PCMA Convene

Attendees participate in a session at the 2018 PCMA Annual Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Ben Grossman says consumers are unforgiving when a brand does not live up to its promises, including at live experiences. PCMA photo). Author: Ben Grossman.

PCMA Expands Business Events Programming Throughout Asia Pacific

PCMA Convene

Bangkok. Sessions scheduled in eight countries including Australia, China, India, Japan and Indonesia. PCMA is significantly increasing its Asia-Pacific presence in 2019, as one of the global leaders in business events demonstrates its dedication to supporting the region’s thriving industry.

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Mel Shah joins dmg events as Vice President for South East Asia energy sector

Event Industry News

Shah will grow the company’s energy events in Asia, which currently include Bangkok’s Future Energy Asia, the Gas Asia Summit held in Singapore and Jakarta’s Gas Indonesia Summit. dmg events, a leading international events company, has appointed Mel Shah as Vice President of its Energy Sector, Asia. Development in South East Asia will further boost the company’s portfolio of global energy events, which already includes two of the world’s largest oil and gas shows: Gastech and ADIPEC.

Claire Smith, CMP, Chair, 2018 PCMA Board of Directors

PCMA Convene

or a business events professional in Bangkok, Thailand. Claire Smith, CMP, 2018 Chair, PCMA Board of Directors. What were your goals as chair?

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‘What Price do I Have to Pay to Remain Valid in the Business Events Industry?’

PCMA Convene

Max Boontawee Jantasuwan is founding CEO of Events Travel Asia Group , headquartered in Bangkok. Events Travel Asia Group CEO Max Boontawee Jantasuwan says putting an emphasis on people, rather than trend reports and processes, helped to sharpen his business focus.

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Marriott Hotels Brings TED Talks to Travelers


In addition, through this partnership, Marriott Hotels will also host a series of five global TED Talks Fellows salons in Seattle, London, Dubai, Bangkok and Santiago throughout this year and into 2017.

2019 Blockchain Events: The #1 Guide To Blockchain Conferences


TokenomX Bangkok. Bangkok, Thailand. Discover blockchain events and conferences happening throughout the world in 2019 and beyond. Includes Bitcoin events, Ethereum events, Altcoin events and more! Some say blockchain is the future of more than just currency.

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U.S.-Based Carriers Snubbed by World Airline Awards


Thai Airways was named World’s Most Improved Airline and its premium spa facility in Bangkok was selected as Best Airline Lounge Spa Facility. Bangkok Airways. Airlines based in the Arabian Gulf and Asia definitely have developed better reputations than U.S.-based

Send In the Clowns

PCMA Convene

EASTBOUND CLOWNS   Next year, the clowns will meet at the Mandarin Hotel in Bangkok. “We Illustration by Carmen Segovia. World Clown Association Annual Convention March 7–11, 2016 International Palms Resort Orlando. Are clowns happy or sad when they’re not in the public eye?

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PRA Orlando, Destinos India Among Winners of 2018 SITE Crystal Awards

Smart Meetings

Winners of the prestigious 2018 Crystal Awards were honored at the SITE 2019 Global Conference in Bangkok in January. SITE Crystal Awards are awarded to impactful and memorable incentive programs around the world.

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Rx for Better Health: Take 2 Hours Outside

PCMA Convene

Participants at the 2017 Global Professionals Conference APAC in Bangkok, Thailand, got a bit of nature when they did a team-building exercise that involved planting rice.

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Marriott’s Global Luxury Profile to Dramatically Expand in 2017


It will open additional properties in Bangkok and Barcelona by the end of 2017. W Tel Aviv rendering.

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Why Face-to-Face Events Are Critical In Today’s Complex and Changing World

PCMA Convene

In recent years, PCMA has expanded its educational offerings around the globe, and we’re looking forward to learning and sharing with business-event professionals in the coming months in Europe and Asia — at PCMA Business School at IMEX (Frankfurt, Germany, May 15–18), the PCMA Euro-pean Influencers Summit (Monaco, June 25–27), Singapore MICE Forum (in partnership with SACEOS, July 27–28), and the PCMA Global Professionals Conference – APAC (Bangkok, Thailand, Aug.

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Convening Leaders Recap: What Worked and What Didn’t

PCMA Convene

The events team had some experience with understanding of how the scents — which came from a collection of 56 diffusers strategically placed around the convention center — would play out via a test at a PCMA Asia-Pacific conference in Bangkok in November of last year. “We

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Top 15 Hotel Brands Win Popular Vote


The Peninsula Hotels can hold meetings at its properties in Chicago, New York City, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Beverly Hills, California. Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, California. The people have spoken.

ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities


Bangkok. ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, has released its annual rankings of top meeting cities and countries , and there have been quite of a few shake-ups among the top 10 meeting destinations. Top Meeting Cities.

2019 Women In Tech Conferences: Empowering Events


Bangkok, Thailand. Last Updated November 29, 2019. Ready for the most authoritative list of 2019 women in tech events on the internet? The number of women in tech events have been increasing year over year, further highlighting the importance of a more inclusive culture in tech.

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How To Do Business In The Asia Pacific, According To APAC Expert Bhavya Sehgal

PCMA Convene

One of the crucial things that anyone interested in doing business in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region should understand, according to APAC strategy and innovation expert Bhavya Sehgal, is that it’s necessary to localize — to adapt to local business practices and culture.

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Convening Leaders Recap: What Worked and What Didn’t

PCMA Convene

The events team had some experience with understanding of how the scents — which came from a collection of 56 diffusers strategically placed around the convention center — would play out via a test at a PCMA Asia-Pacific conference in Bangkok in November of last year. “We

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Essential conferences for event planners in 2017

Plan Your Meetings

September 26-28, Bangkok, Thailand. There remains a litany of conferences for meeting and event professionals to receive education and valuable networking throughout the duration of 2017.

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2019 Tech Conferences: The #1 Tech Events Guide


Bangkok, Thailand. The most authoritative 2019 tech conferences directory on the web. Period. Searching for top technology events to attend in 2019? Or looking to wrap up 2018 with an exceptional conference? Scouring the internet for event information could be an overwhelming task.

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What Is the Meetings Industry’s No. 1 Challenge?

PCMA Convene

Chefs at the 2018 PCMA Annual Conference in Bangkok serve pasta and other dishes to attendees. In the 28th Annual Meetings Market Survey, respondents listed rising food and beverage costs as a major challenge.

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