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|November 17, 2014
HKCEC Receives International Recognition For Sustainability
The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre ("HKCEC") has successfully achieved Level One certification to the ASTM Standard for the Evaluation and Selection of Venues for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences. Since its launch in 2012, this stringent standard has only been achieved by a small number of major venues in the world. ASTM International, or the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), was established in 1898. It is a world renow...
|October 28, 2014
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Achieves Record Repeat Clients
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) looks to be finishing 2014 on a high with 21 medium to large-sized events with an expected total turnout of 538,000 visitors and delegates between October and December. More rewarding is the fact that 16, or 76%, of the fourth quarter 2014 (Q4) events are repeat clients. "The loyalty afforded to us by our clients since opening has been second to none," says General Manager, Alan Pryor. "We are grateful for their continuing support as returning...
|October 24, 2014
MCB Welcomes News of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Expansion
Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) welcomes today's announcement by Victorian State Government of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre's (MCEC) proposed expansion. Speaking about the announcement, MCB CEO Karen Bolinger said: "The proposed expansion of MCEC is exciting news. MCEC is one of MCB's key strategic partners and plays host to many events that we secure. In the past calendar year alone, MCEC has hosted three major international association conferences secured by MCB - the 22nd W...
|October 24, 2014
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Expansion Announced
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is delighted with the Victorian State Government's announcement today of the venue's proposed expansion, a move that will retain MCEC's mantle as Australia's largest and busiest convention and exhibition centre. The proposal expands the South Wharf precinct footprint to include new retail space, additional car parks, hotel accommodation and multi-purpose convention and exhibition facilities. MCEC's expansion proposal has been endorsed acros...
|October 13, 2014
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Upgrades Its Website With New Enhanced Features
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has upgraded its website with new features to enhance the user experience and connectivity for its global clientele. While the site's eye-catching homepage as well as cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility have been retained, the Centre has taken full-advantage of new technologies to ease navigation and introduce new, customised features for users planning an event. "We now have an 'Organise an Event' search function at the bottom of ...
|August 26, 2014
Luxury Hotel Announced For International Convention Centre Sydney Precinct
International Convention Centre Sydney Chief Executive Officer and AEG Ogden Group Director of Convention Centres Geoff Donaghy has welcomed today's announcement of a new luxury 5 Star Sofitel hotel for Sydney's new premier business events precinct on Darling Harbour. "Our international and national attendees will now have a deluxe 5 Star hotel just 30 metres from the entrance to the harbour side foyer entry to the conventional centre, further adding to the great array of accommodation choice...
|July 29, 2014
Tokyo's Newest Conference Center - Toranomon Hills Forum
Toranomon Hills Forum officially opened its doors on July 5th, following the June 11th debut of Andaz Tokyo, a new hotel by the Hyatt Group occupying the top six floors of the 52-story Toranomon Hills. The Toranomon Hills Forum includes three open-plan halls and four spacious meeting rooms. The entire 2,180 square meters can be combined to host a variety of international conferences accommodating up to 2,000 people. The Main Hall offers 590 square meters of space with a high ceiling of 7.2 m...
|July 02, 2014
Cairns Convention Centre World's Best
The Cairns Convention Centre has been announced as the 2014 World's Best Congress Centre. The announcement was made at the annual General Assembly of the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) in Berlin, Germany. The AIPC Apex award is made bi-annually on the basis of a comprehensive analysis of centre performance based on customer satisfaction surveys. An independent "blind" evaluation process is carried out by Ipsos, a recognised international market research company, ensurin...
|June 17, 2014
History Making Month For Cairns Centre
The team at the Cairns Convention Centre are celebrating following the success of their biggest month since opening in 1996. May was a record month and comes on the back of what has been labelled the best Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) in its 35 year history. During May the Centre also hosted the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum, the Danks National Trade Conference and Exhibition and the 16th International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding (ISFNF) amongst other events. Thes...
|May 16, 2014
Hyatt Selects David Udell To Lead Company's Asia Pacific Region
David Udell will serve as Group President - ASPAC, effective July 1, 2014. Udell, who will be based in Hyatt's regional office in Hong Kong, will join the company's executive team and report to Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer. "David has the skills and experience necessary to lead Hyatt’s growth in ASPAC," Hoplamazian said. "Most importantly, he demonstrates all the attributes of a leader at Hyatt. He has a long history of caring for his colleagues and a commitm...
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