China Exerts More Control Over Foreign-Based Associations

PCMA Convene

A law, which goes into effect in China on Jan. 1, 2017, is estimated to have an impact on more than 7,000 NGOs that conduct activities in mainland China, requiring them to register with police agencies and operate under the supervision of an approved sponsoring organization.

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120th Canton Fair looks to rejuvenate the ‘Made in China’ brand

Event Industry News

With Chinese exports falling sharply since February amid weak global demand, the world’s second-largest economy is begging the question: is the Made in China brand in trouble?

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Trending Sources

Media 10 officially announces Ideal Home Show entry to China

Event Industry News

The post Media 10 officially announces Ideal Home Show entry to China appeared first on Event Industry News.

Freeman launches brand experience agency in China and Singapore

Event Industry News

Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, today announced it is integrating several of its creative services across the Asia Pacific region, including China and Singapore, under the company’s award-winning agency division, FreemanXP.

Reduce Chinese-style self-censorship at your meetings

Conferences that Work

Well, the most effective aspect of China’s online censorship regime illustrates what happens when you don’t incorporate covenants into your meetings. ” — The cleverest thing about China’s internet censorship , Tech In Asia.

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

Smart Meetings

Hong Kong, China. The city takes pride in its location as the “gateway to China.” Shanghai, China. Get your passport ready! Conde Nast Traveler has released a list of the 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, many of which would make great meeting destinations.

Just how Important is In-Flight Wi-Fi?

Smart Meetings

Free Wi-Fi Airlines: China Air. China Eastern. “Always on” is no longer a luxury. A new study shows that for most people, being connected is a requirement, even when flying 30,000 feet above the ground. And for parents towing a child, it is a life-saver.

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7 Thrilling Team-Building Adventures

Smart Meetings

Coiling Dragon Cliff Skywalk, Zhangjiajie, China: Situated in China’s Hunan Province, this glass-bottomed walkway attached to Tianmen Mountain offers stunning views. Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona.

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Global Business Travel Spend Reported at $1.2 Trillion

Smart Meetings

China. At $291 billion, China surpassed the United States as the largest business travel market in the world with $291 billion in annual business travel spend last year. Global business travel spend topped $1.2 trillion in 2015, growing 5 percent over 2014, and is projected to reach 1.3

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15 Unique Event Venues in NYC

Event Farm

China Blue 135 Watts Street New York, NY. No matter the size of your event, finding an ideal venue is difficult.

ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities

Smart Meetings

China moved up to seventh place, while the Netherlands dropped one spot to ninth. China-P.R.

At Your Next Meeting, Take a Tea Break

Smart Meetings

The Japanese conduct elaborate tea ceremonies, and in China there is even a wedding tea ceremony. The trend toward longer, more inspired breaks at meetings —30, 40 or even 60 minutes to refresh the mind and body—can encompass many activities, or none at all.

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When Peaches Meet Coconuts

PCMA Convene

Those countries include Mexico, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Japan, China, and India — and to a lesser extent, France, Italy, and Spain. Erin Meyer. Are you a peach or a coconut?

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6 Ways to Cut Coffee Costs

Connect Your Meetings

To limit waste, she directs venues to serve solely in china that stays on-site. The dramatic rise in coffee prices is turning planners into bean counters. Cate Smith, executive director of Education Law Association , says her eyes nearly bulged out in 2011 when a gallon of joe was $110 at a conference. Now that’s the norm Smith and other event professionals face as global supply drops and demand increases.

7 Changes Coming to Disney’s Epcot

Smart Meetings

Photo Credit: Charlie Champagne Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald announced Disney is filming a new movie that will screen at the China Pavilion to better capture the essence of the country. Photo Credit: Gene Duncan Meeting professionals, take note.

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BMW partners with Grass Roots Meetings & Events

Event Industry News

The BMW Group Next 100 Years exhibition will visit the UK, China and the USA celebrating their centenary year with Grass Roots Meetings & Events leading the delegate management process for the UK stop. The exhibition, which showcases each of the BMW Group’s brands and in particular looks at future mobility was open for BMW’s corporate clients, press and the public from 16-26 June […].

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Marriott-Starwood Deal Receives Final Approval

Smart Meetings

Approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) was the last hurdle preventing the agreement from proceeding. JW Marriott Los Cabos, Mexico.

Planning International Events: Legal and Cultural Considerations

Smart Meetings

Consumption of alcohol is often part of sealing a deal in China, but is inappropriate in most Muslim countries. In some countries (such as China , India and the Philippines), business matters must be presented to a group, which discusses the details and arrives at a consensus.

Top 10 High Tech Hotels Around the World

Smart Meetings

Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel, Shenzhen, China. Shenzhen, China. Holographic meetings , robot concierges and underwater music systems are no longer items of science fiction—they’re current hotel amenities. These are 10 of the most high-tech hotels in the world right now.

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‘Seven Star’ Shanghai Hotel Lures the Elite

Smart Meetings

A new $516 million “seven star” hotel in Shanghai has become the destination of choice for many of China’s elite. Wang Sicong, the 28-year-old son of Wang Jianlin—China’s wealthiest man and the founder of Dalian Wanda Group—is considered by many as the brainchild behind the Shanghai property.

How Lufthansa’s FlyingLab Maximizes Your Travel Time by Bringing Conferences to the Sky

PCMA Convene

As an expat is flying to China, there could be inter-active lessons, and [he or she] could receive a certificate for the training once they’ve completed the course and landed in the destination.”.

San Francisco Sets 2016 Tourism Records

Smart Meetings

The largest overseas markets were China (478,000 visitors), United Kingdom (353,000 visitors) and Germany (273,000 visitors). Moscone Center.

The invisible minorities of the meeting and event industry

Plan Your Meetings

In fact, his company Ink Pak Communication Group orchestrates almost every major fashion event in China. It is no secret that while the meeting and event industry is a female-dominated profession, senior positions still tend to go to males.

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Making A Positive Impact On A Destination.


The Ritz-Carlton launches Impact Experiences Program, a Community Footprints program offering conference and group guests the opportunity to participate in socially responsible activities that make a positive impact on the destination while fostering collaboration and a great sense of accomplishment.

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4 Tips for Planning a Successful International Meeting

Smart Meetings

Whether it involves hiring entertainment in China or retaining local security anywhere in the world, your local contact can help you navigate language and cultural gaps where even the simplest request can be misconstrued.

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Report Shows Convention Centers More Eco-Conscious than Ever

Smart Meetings

Marriott’s Global Luxury Profile to Dramatically Expand in 2017

Smart Meetings

It most recently premiered The Sanya Edition on Hainan Island in Southern China, the brand’s first hotel in Asia. W Tel Aviv rendering.

The Dish on 6 Hospitality Trends for 2017

Smart Meetings

Influenced by a long history of culinary tradition and the flavors of India, Japan, Malay, China and Spain, Filipino cuisine is bold, fresh, and borderline addictive.

Top Meeting Trends and Cities for 2017

Smart Meetings

In addition to France, Croatia and South Africa, these are the international hot spots: * China. * Hong Kong. * Indonesia.

How the International Baking Industry Expo Keeps from Getting Stale

PCMA Convene

Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program, partnering with baking industry organizations and publications in countries all over the world, and exhibiting at leading trade shows overseas such as IBA (Germany), Europan (France), MOBAC (Japan), Fipan (Brazil), and Bakery China.

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VOK DAMS chosen for the Opening of the Volkswagen Indigo Center Beijing

Event Industry News

VOK DAMS China was the leading agency for the opening event of Volkswagen’s newest flagship store in Beijing. The Junbaojie Volkswagen Indigo Center offers customers the full product portfolio of Volkswagen brand cars, and will serve as a lighthouse for future transformation of the brand.

Four New JW Hotels Open in Asia


JW Marriott Hotel Chengdu, China. JW Marriott adds 1,504 guest rooms and 83,000 square feet of function space to its portfolio in Asia. JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, Singapore.

Hotel Room of the Future May Be a Flying Pod

Smart Meetings

The fanciful concept, christened Driftscape, would allow hotel guests to fly over the Great Wall of China or zoom through the fjords of Norway while safely ensconced in their glass-enclosed rooms.

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5 Hot Luxury Properties Slated to Open

Smart Meetings

Hotel Lutetia Hotel Lutetia When Hotel Lutetia opened on the Left Bank in Paris in 1910, it included luxury at its very finest, including China from Haviland, silver from Christofle and crystal from Baccarat.

How One Meetings Organization Interpreted Digital Disruption

Fork in the Road

Thomas Friedman’s keynote, which alternatively addressed the failures and mandates we have as a country to avoid becoming a mid-day snack for China, mentioned the mantra of Silicon Valley start-ups, “Always be in beta.”

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Harvey Victims Not Forgotten by Travel and Hospitality Companies

Smart Meetings

A similar amount will be directed to Macau, in the People’s Republic of China, which was lashed and flooded by Typhoon Hato on August 23, killing ten people. With all eyes on Florida over the weekend , victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas have not been forgotten.

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Event Planners on Tech: Melvin Byres, Hong Kong Rugby Union


People in Hong Kong are crazy about Rugby, especially in spring when the Hong Kong stadium in China’s commerce capital turns into a battleground for glory.

Ride the Rails on 7 Scenic Trains

Smart Meetings

The leaves are changing color , the air is getting crisp and the trains are chugging along. Trains were the main form of transportation in yesteryear and they are a great way to keep fall meetings moving. C’mon, baby, let’s do the locomotion aboard these seven sightseeing railroads.

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16th Annual Meetings Industry Forecast

PCMA Convene

What’s in store next year? Hotel prices will increase by 4 percent in North America and decrease by 0.6 percent in Asia-Pacific. The United States will continue to outperform the global exhibitions market. Airfares will be up 2.5 percent worldwide.

Host a Fashionable Event at Infamous Versace Mansion

Smart Meetings

We do have access to the Rosenthal China,” Lynch says. It has been two decades since the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace. July 15 will mark the 20 th anniversary of the fatal shooting that occurred on the front steps to his South Beach estate.

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