Arena Group acquires Hong Kong based Ironmonger Marquees

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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

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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.

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N200|GES drives international growth capability with two major new hires, opens offices in Asia and North America

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N200|GES, Europe’s leading event registration, lead capture and data intelligence business, is accelerating its global expansion plans with two senior hires and new offices in Hong Kong and Chicago.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

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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!

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

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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 […].

9 Airports with Super-Fun Ways to Pass the Time

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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.

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

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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 ).

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

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

ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities

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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.

Giant iTab expands into Asia Pacific markets following Mobile World Congress, Shanghai

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The new partners will cover territories in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, and will be licenced to supply Giant iTab’s across the meetings and events sectors.

Holograms Put Keynote Speakers in Two Places at Once

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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.

Top Meeting Trends and Cities for 2017

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

Business Travel Trends: The Keys to Keeping Travelers Happy

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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.

A New Look for zkipster

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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.

3 Principles for Effective Collaboration with Remote Teams

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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.

Guam CVB: “It’s Business As Usual”

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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.

Top 15 Hotel Brands Win Popular Vote

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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.

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

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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.

Ideas and Energy Collide at Collision

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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.

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

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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 […].

Marriott Continues Growth with Plans for 40 New Luxury Properties

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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

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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.

Unique Travel Apps Inspired and Designed by Celebs

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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.

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

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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.

Multi-Hub Meetings

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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.