A Guide To Doing Business in China

PCMA Convene

More than two decades later, McKeon has dedicated her professional life to studying that belief in bargaining and helping companies navigate the complexities of doing business in China. Obviously, big changes have impacted China since the strategies were first used long ago.

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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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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.

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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.

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What’s the Key to Success for Live-Streaming in China?

PCMA Convene

Turn on a computer in China and you’ll find a seemingly endless number of opportunities to tune into live-streamed programming: basketball games with superstar athletes, fashion shows with celebrity models, video games with average at-home citizens, and more. Photo Credit Adobe Stock.

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Report: World’s Top Meetings Destinations in 2018

Smart Meetings

In Asia, it’s mainland China and its island city of Hong Kong, as well as Indonesia. In Asia, China tops the list, receiving 15 percent of the requests sent, followed by Hong Kong (13 percent), Indonesia (12.5 Roofs in Pura Besakih Temple in Bali Island, Indonesia.

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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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Four Seasons Keeps Expanding Global Portfolio

Smart Meetings

Also in 2012, Four Seasons also announced plans to build Four Seasons Resort Jeju Island at Jeju Shinhwa World in South Korea, Four Seasons Hotel Dahlian in China, Four Seasons Hotel Makkah in Saudi Arabia and Four Seasons Hotel Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake in Vietnam.

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10 Massively Cool Exhibition Venues

EventMB

Not surprisingly, the biggest dedicated exhibition venues are located in the biggest trading nations – Germany, China and the US. Trade shows are an important part of our industry. So which are the top 10 exhibition venues around the world?

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10 Great Venues in Europe for Events with 1000+ Attendees

EventMB

Cities in the US and China offer an embarrassment of choice when it comes to venues with capacities for […]. Here are 10 venues in 10 cities where you can comfortably cater for larger capacity events while indulging in the authentic uniqueness of European culture.

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Best of British show takes Shanghai by storm

Event Industry News

The biggest exhibition ever of famous British brands and companies opened its doors in Shanghai today (Thursday) with the aim of forging closer business partnerships between the UK and China.

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.

Interviews with Planners - Alecia May

Eventinterface

Alecia is fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian and has planned events domestically across North America and internationally, including the Netherlands, France, Chile, UAE, and China. I can now say that I successfully planned an event in China but wow, what a learning experience that was!

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

PCMA Convene

But if you look at the conflicts between China and Philippines around the South China Sea, they have been persistent for the last five years. The second one is the fact that China is going down and the misconception is that, hence, let’s look somewhere else.

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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.

Four New JW Hotels Open in Asia

Eventinterface

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.

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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.

Making A Positive Impact On A Destination.

Eventinterface

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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Greenbuild Goes Global

PCMA Convene

USGBC is determined to help meet that demand, so this year the organization is expanding Greenbuild — which has been held in the United States all but one year since launching in 2002 — into India and China. “We’re

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Greenbuild Goes Global

PCMA Convene

USGBC is determined to help meet that demand, so this year the organization is expanding Greenbuild — which has been held in the United States all but one year since launching in 2002 — into India and China. “We’re

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Gather Goes to DC & NYC – Travel & Event Recap

GatherHere

Dumplings with gold flakes at China Chilcano. For dinner, the crew visited China Chilcano , where they enjoyed pisco sours and dim sum sprinkled with gold flakes (!).

Convene TV: Food and Beverage Cost Challenges

PCMA Convene

How does a drought in China affect your bottom line? Adversely, when it means that the price of lettuce skyrockets as a result.

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.

Bitcoin Explained, For Meeting Planners

Smart Meetings

It’s been recognized as a currency by the European Union, yet China recently closed cryptocurrency exchanges serving its local markets—where more than 80 percent of the world’s Bitcoin transactions and financing activities were taking place until recently. What Is It?

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

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 Continues Growth with Plans for 40 New Luxury Properties

Smart Meetings

The Ritz-Carlton will open in six new locations, including China’s Jiuzhaigou Valley. Photo of Solaz, from The Luxury Collection, set to open in Los Cabos Mexico in 2018. Photo credit: Marriott International .

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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.

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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.

Interviews with Planners - Maureen Sojka

Eventinterface

The most unique location I’ve ever planned an event at is Chengdu, China.

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Is Science Under Fire?

PCMA Convene

In 2017, it’s the first year where the [second-highest ranked] country of origin for attendance at our large meeting was China. In the 20 technical journals that we publish, [the second leading number of] authors now are from China. But it’s not just China.

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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.

Guam CVB: “It’s Business As Usual”

Smart Meetings

Travelers can easily access the island on direct flights from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Hawaii and the Philippines. Tumon Bay with Two Lovers Point in the background. Photo credit: Guam Visitors Bureau.

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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.

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.

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Interviews with Planners – Ruby Benoit

Eventinterface

Her global experience includes Australia, China, France, Greece, Italy, Middle East, South Africa, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

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Essential conferences for event planners in 2017

Plan Your Meetings

ibtm China *. August 23-24, Beijing, China. There remains a litany of conferences for meeting and event professionals to receive education and valuable networking throughout the duration of 2017.

IMEX America Shatters Attendance Record

Smart Meetings

But the show also drew meeting decision-makers from as far away as China, India, Australia, Japan and Russia. IMEX America was hotter than ever this year, drawing a record 12,227 meetings and events professionals to Las Vegas Oct. 18-20 for a 14 percent increase over 2015.

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ICCA to Meet in World’s 4th-Most-Visited City—Guess Where?

Smart Meetings

If you guessed Dubai, take a bow. A little less than a year from now, the Middle East nation will welcome the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) , as meetings professionals from around the globe will gather to discuss key challenges and opportunities in the events world.