P&J Live is at the heart of the TECA complex, which is being constructed by Robertson Group, and will provide a new world-class facility for Scotland close to Aberdeen International Airport. The 12,500-capacity main arena will host conferences, exhibitions and music concerts, and is already attracting major artists and events to the city.
Adelaide, South Australia will host Australia’s top trade event in December 2015. Called Dreamtime, the Tourism Australia MICE conference brings more than 100 of the world’s top level travel buyers, including agents, incentives houses and companies that book incentive programs and events, to Australia for a five-day experience. The first two days are spent touring the host city and meeting with local tourism and business event operators.
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organisation), or TCEB, highlighted the importance of the Middle East region, during an announcement at the Gulf Incentive Business Travel Meetings (GIBTM) exhibition currently being held in Abu Dhabi.
With the dawn of permanent peace MICE arrivals have been increasing in Sri Lanka in the last 3 threes and they will continue to grow. Around 11 percent of the total visitors into Sri Lanka represent the (MICE) segment and currently it stands over 100,000 with a 5-10 increase annually.
The new MICE-related facilities opening across the region will support the industry’s projected growth, with the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman as three of the key markets delivering this major infrastructure boom according to Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), the organiser of the Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM).
Pacific World, the global DMC, Event Management and PCO company, have announced the appointment of a new Sales Representative for Brazil. The appointment of Cristina Alcantara supports Pacific World’s drive to strengthen their sales efforts in strategic MICE markets, and to expand their current Events Management and PCO centres across the globe.
Following a buoyant year for Thailand’s MICE industry the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (Public Organisation) or TCEB is confident of continuing growth in 2013. MICE visitor numbers to Thailand in 2012 reached 895,224, exceeding TCEB’s target for the year. Asia market represents 65 percent of all MICE travelers.
As Shinagawa Station is rapidly growing as Tokyo’s new front gate, the PRINCE TOKYO MICE CITY Project drives the Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo, Grand Prince Hotels Takanawa, Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa (Location: 3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku ) and Shinagawa Prince Hotel (Location: 4-10-30 Takanawa, Minato-ku) to grow as the Japanese capital’s premier MICE destination. The convenient location in a very connected hub, rich MICE resources and excellent service - all ensures an experience that will exceed the expectations of event organisers.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organisation) or TCEB , represented by Mr. Thongchai Sridama, TCEB President, joins forces with the Federation of Thai Industries, represented by Mr. Payungsak Chartsutipol, FTI Chairman.
The figure, which totaled 1,028,989, represented a 15.0% increase over the same period last year. Strong growth was recorded from short-haul source markets. Mainland China (+19.9%) and South & Southeast Asia (+18.2%) recorded the biggest growth.
According to Dmitry Smirnov of Events Magazine Russia, the meetings industry in Russia has experienced substantial growth in the last year with the leading 12 specialists recording International MICE business in excess of €.70 million and this figure represents only 40% of the total as domestic events, business travel and official delegations to conferences are not included!
Manado is relying on MICE to steer some attention away from its reputation as a gateway to divers’ paradise to its other tourism products. By Mimi Hudoyo.