Arena Group acquires Hong Kong based Ironmonger Marquees

Event Industry News

Global event supplier, Arena Group, has bought Hong Kong-based event production company Ironmonger Marquees, to create Arena Hong Kong, extending its Asian capabilities with a new office and hub in Northern Asia.

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. Head of Sponsorship, Events & Strategy at the Hong Kong Rugby Union: Melvin Byres.

EventBank Announces First Partnership in Hong Kong with Crossover International

EventBank Insights

Organizations around Hong Kong will be able to streamline their processes and increase efficiency with a full-suite of the management tools that are available in both English and Cantonese. Alex Hung MH, CEO of Crossover International Company in Hong Kong delivers a speech.

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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Bring a Touch of Chinese New Year to Your Next Event

Smart Meetings

Some say that the crack of firecrackers wards off evil spirits, and certain cities—such as Hong Kong and Shanghai—put on explosive shows to celebrate the New Year. Chinese New Year falls on Feb. 15 this year, marking the beginning of the year of the Dog.

AV Stumpfl’s Wings helps put the spectacle in Ocean Park’s Cyber Illusion Spectacular

Event Industry News

For Ocean Park, staying at the top of Hong Kong’s hotly-contested amusement park market means luring audiences with ever more thrilling attractions.

Podcast: Multi-Hub Meetings and the efficiency of video conferencing

Event Industry News

Created just two years ago, Multi-Hub Meetings has quickly developed a client portfolio that has seen the service deployed in places like Brazil, Hong Kong, South Korea and across continental […].

AV Stumpfl’s Wings helps put the spectacle in Ocean Park’s Cyber Illusion Spectacular

Event Industry News

For Ocean Park, staying at the top of Hong Kong’s hotly-contested amusement park market means luring audiences with ever more thrilling attractions. Running up to five times per day from mid-December 2016 to mid-February 2017 in the park’s Applause Pavilion, this holiday season’s major event was the Cyber Illusion Spectacular. Built around the visual excitement […].

The Best Lighting Companies for Corporate Events


Originating in Hong Kong in 1990, Creative Lighting Asia (CLA) is another industry leader offering advanced lighting products as well as technical and engineering support.

A Global Team with a Global Mission: See Inside zkipster


The zkipster team, from New York to London to Hong Kong, put together a video to share what gets us so excited every day. Even though the whole team is strategically spread around the major event capitals of the world, from New York and Hong Kong to London, the shared enthusiasm is palpable. “We’re What drives a startup?

Corporate Event Planning: Showcase the Agenda on a Website


Five participants were asked to travel from Hong Kong to Singapore, each using only one payment mode. Are you willing to spend your money and time on an event you know nothing about? Unless you’ve attended the very same meeting before, it’s hard to predict what you should expect.

Tech Star: Sinead Murphy, Director of Live Events, Web Summit

Connect Your Meetings

Web Summit and its correlating events around the world (Collision in New Orleans, Rise in Hong Kong, MoneyConf in Madrid and Surge in Bangalore, India) work differently from most.

Diageo announces global partnership with Taste Festivals

Event Industry News

Taste Festivals are attended by more than 500,000 people annually across cities such as London, Milan, Athens, Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Moscow, Rome, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong.

100 Days and Counting

PCMA Convene

Since that first day, that journey has already traced a line to many new places for PCMA such as Mumbai, New Delhi, and Hong Kong — sites of Knowledge Exchange programs over the past month. When I opened the door to PCMA headquarters in late January, it felt very familiar.

Marriott Continues Growth with Plans for 40 New Luxury Properties

Smart Meetings

Photo of Solaz, from The Luxury Collection, set to open in Los Cabos Mexico in 2018. Photo credit: Marriott International . Marriott International announced plans for significant growth today, with 40 luxury properties lined up to open in 2018.

Apple Maps Adds 8 Airports to iOS 11

Smart Meetings

The international airports are in Amsterdam, Berlin, Doha (Qatar), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Geneva, Hong Kong, Toronto and Vancouver. Apple has expanded its Maps app to include terminal maps of eight more U.S. airports, after introducing maps at two airports earlier this year.

How Event Pros Can Learn from Art Basel's Success

Event Farm

Started in the 1970s in Basel, Switzerland, Art Basel now hosts premier Modern and contemporary art fairs in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong every year.

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

Smart Meetings

Hong Kong, China. Business is conducted in English in Hong Kong, making it a popular place for Americans to go without encountering a language barrier. Get your passport ready!

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.

How Do You Give Back To A Destination?

PCMA Convene

Another group was assigned Hong Kong and the World Congress on Lower Back Pain. “It’s easy to take a conference to any destination, but sometimes you don’t leave a mark,” said Olivia Galun, IAPCO’s secretariat. “We We want to give something back to a destination and make it valuable.”.

Ideas and Energy Collide at Collision

PCMA Convene

than from, say, doing our RISE event in Hong Kong or our SURGE event in India. When we went to RISE [in Hong Kong] last year, we were really surprised — I’d say about 70 percent wanted to be at our stages at all times.

Sourabh Kothari on Event Strategists’ Most Valuable Resource

PCMA Convene

MOST INFLUENCED IN MY CAREER BY I would likely have never had the courage to leave my hometown of Hong Kong to come to New York (on a one-way airline ticket), if it weren’t for the friendship and example set by Mark Kusten at Merrill Lynch.

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Free Event Planning Tools To Make Work Easier

Endless Events

Hong Kong, for example, has an IMAX theatre, Singapore has a butterfly garden, while Korea has a skating rink. Who doesn’t love a free event planning tool? One of the best free event planning tools an #eventprof can use are templates.

9 Airports with Super-Fun Ways to Pass the Time

Smart Meetings

Experience a 4D Flick in Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) Where? Waiting in an airport is almost always a drag. Meeting and event planners know this better than anyone.

#LaterParty in Nashville: ACCE Annual Convention

EventBank Insights

EventBank has already been in partnership with chambers across the Asian Pacific and China, such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Queens Chamber of Commerce in New York. The 2017 ACCE Annual Convention.

Unique Travel Apps Inspired and Designed by Celebs

Smart Meetings

Spotting, which provides users with a closely curated guide to 25 cities around the world, from Los Angeles to Paris and Detroit to Hong Kong. Editor’s note: We’re trying something new! We handpicked a few of our stories from the March issue and decided to give you a sneak peek.

Forbes Travel Guide’s 2017 Star Award Winners: Who’s new?

Smart Meetings

That is, unless you’re staying at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong or Wynn Macau. Meadowood Spa reception Courtesy of Meadowood Napa Valley. Forbes Travel Guide revealed its 2017 Star Award winners , a selection of the world’s best hotels, restaurants and spas.

A New Look for zkipster


If you are planning a historic auction in Hong Kong or the largest fundraising gala in New York, you are counting on zkipster for being reliable and on the same level as every detail in that event. This year, we’re introducing a brand new look for zkipster.

6 Clever Ways the Travel Industry is Making the Most of Pokemon Go

Smart Meetings

Throughout his journey, Johnson has stayed at a variety of Marriott properties, such as Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel and Renaissance Hong Kong. Poke Stop at Watertown Hotel, Seattle (Photo from MeetMeinSeattle ).

Top 15 Hotel Brands Win Popular Vote

Smart Meetings

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.

Holograms Put Keynote Speakers in Two Places at Once

Smart Meetings

Activ8-events, which is headquartered in Hong Kong, says their hologram mannequins are used in airports to communicate messages to travelers. Flying cars aren’t on the consumer market just yet, but the futuristic age of The Jetsons has partially arrived.

ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities

Smart Meetings

Hong Kong. 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.

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.

EventBank Spotlight: She Loves Tech

EventBank Insights

She Loves Tech Hong Kong Attendees.

Multi-Hub Meetings

PCMA Convene

At a recent multi-hub meeting for oncology professionals, 75 surgeons, chemotherapists, and radiologists gathered in Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, and Seoul, while the chair facilitated from a hospital in London.

Business Travel Trends: The Keys to Keeping Travelers Happy

Smart Meetings

Companies in some countries are more open to sharing economy options than others, with 79 percent of business travelers in Mexico and 61 percent in the United States able to use ride-sharing services and 42 percent of Hong Kong-based business travelers free to use home-sharing services.

3 Principles for Effective Collaboration with Remote Teams


Hours wasted away in inefficient meetings, frustrated team members undoing each other’s work, and a sense of confusion instead of purpose. These are the signs of remote working arrangements that aren’t actually working.

25 Ingenious Offline Marketing Examples


To help them achieve this mission, Tesla built a test drive center in Hong Kong which also had small exhibits to showcase the materials and parts that go into building a Tesla model. Inspire your marketing strategy with this list of 25 creative offline marketing examples.

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The 5 Biggest Pitfalls of Hosted Buyer Programs


Trade show organizers that see themselves purely as space rental companies are under pressure. More and more exhibitors question the return-on-invest of their trade show participations.