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Jul
06

2017 Asian MICE Forum Advances to Southern Taiwan

The Asian MICE industry's annual mega event—the 2017 Asian MICE Forum—will be held September 6–7 in the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center. Themed “Innovation Power", the Forum will feature global MICE gurus, award winners, creative marketing leaders, and technology experts. To be held for the first time in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second largest conference city, the harbor metropolis has spared no effort to cultivate its MICE industry to increase awareness of the latest developments and the city’s global visibility as a MICE destination. Masters Share Future Trends The Asian MICE Forum, annually commissioned by the Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and implemented by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), has entered its 12th year. This year, Daniel McKinnon, Chairperson-elect of the International Association of Exhibition and Events (IAEE), Wolfgang Marzin, President & CEO of the world exhibition leader Messe Frankfurt GmbH, Tom Hulton, Director of International Relations of the world’s biggest incentive tour organizer IMEX, and Mike Van der Vijver, a prestigious conference design master, will come together to map out the global future of the MICE industry. J. Walter Thompson Taipei's managing director Deng Bowen, one of the masterminds of Lay’s human claw machine advertisement which set off a heated discussion on the internet over recent years, will also share his experience in successfully realizing "marketing whims" to attract consumers. Festivals, by featuring local natural and cultural resources, are a successfully-proven tool to showcase a city’s charm. To uncover the mystery and fun of destination marketing, this year’s Forum will introduce the Hakata Dontaku Festival, Japan's most popular celebration during their Golden Week; the Festival of Fire in Valencia, which is a world-famous ceremony full of spectacular fires and pyrotechnics; in addition to Kaohsiung’s own unique festival. To familiarize attendees with state-of-the-art technologies, Zappar, an Australian company recognized for its expertise in virtual-reality and augmented-reality technology; Poken, a European MICE technology services company; and Accupass, Taiwan‘s well-known innovative net enterprise will share technology application examples. It is worth mentioning that, in order to closely integrate the MICE industry with Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy, the “What’s Next for Asian MICE” session will have MICE leaders from Southeast Asian countries provide a macro analysis of Asian MICE development to help the industry grasp booming business opportunities. The 2017 Asian MICE Forum, with illustrious MICE organizations, technology experts, and marketing experts from all over the world to share insights, is a not-to-miss occasion. Not only to learn new trends, but also to network with the global community and explore new opportunities. To enjoy an early-bird discount, register by August 10th on the website at www.amf.com.tw.

Jul
06

The AFECA Awards 2017

In line with our continued pursuit for excellence, acknowledging deserving individuals and corporate organizations for their outstanding contributions to the global MICE industry, AFECA are happy to announce that the Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) shall once again hold the 2017 AFECA Asian Awards. AFECA Awards Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony 06 September 2017 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The AFECA Awards is an annual regional event to celebrate and acknowledge excellence in the exhibition and convention industry. This is also to recognize the contributions of AFECA members in the global marketplace. Organised by the Asian Federation of Exhibitions and Convention Associations (AFECA), the 2017 AFECA Awards aims to: Promote MICE industry best practices in AsiaMaintain the high standards of exhibitions, conferences , events and related activities and services in the regionRecognize members of the Association in their pursuit for excellence in the professional service, and Present a platform for sharing industry knows to be competitive in the regional/global market.Honors will be presented to the following categories: 1. Outstanding Trade Exhibition Awards 2. Outstanding Consumer Exhibition Awards 3. Outstanding Convention/Congress Awards 4. Outstanding Service Awards 5. Outstanding Venue Awards 6. AFECA Young Professional Awards ** This award is open to all AFECA members / Association members to recommend their ideal nominees, and all events represents should be held within Asia for the period of 01 August 2016 to 01 August 2017. ** â—ŽDEADLINE OF SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES : All entries must be submitted on or before 5:00 PM, Monday, August 7th, 2017 (Taipei time) For more information please check : http://www.afeca-events.org/en_US/index.html

Jul
06

AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge 2017

The 3rd edition of the AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge 2017 is confirmed to be scheduled on 6th September 2017, Wednesday in Kaohsiung, Taiwan alongside the upcoming AFECA AGM. AFECA cordially extend an invitation to you to organize a team or maximum two teams to participate in this exciting Youth Challenge event again! For more information please check : http://www.afeca-events.org/en_US/index.html

Jun
26

MICE Groups Build Exemplary Skills Through Creative Activities

Team-building activities usually consist of a combination of artistic abilities including skills in creativity, innovation, rhythm, communication, and interaction. Through the inclusion of innovative team activities and creative MICE activities, it is possible to effectively build strong team interactions that allow groups of any size and in any field to reveal astonishing potential and learning skills used to achieve the activity's main focus. Asia Ability Director David Fotheringham says that the definition for team activities can be quite extensive; teams could be formed of anywhere from 8 to 8,000 people, last 10 minutes to two days, and be conducted either indoors or outdoors at any desired venues. The most important thing is to offer participants an unforgettable experience. How to design a successful team activity? The answer is to go back to the original intentions and take control of five key points of focus, which are: who the participants are, the diversity of the activities, a streamlined process, total participation, safety precautions, and the element of surprise. The important thing is to complete all necessary tasks in a timely manner, or else the activity is sure to be full of error and chaos. A highly creative MICE team activity requires sufficient preparation to prevent the occurrence of errors due to forgetfulness and negligence, and the goal should be to ensure the entire process is filled with highlights and surprises that garner the continuous attention of event participants. The activity will only instill the participants with precious, indelible memories if each participant experiences joy throughout the entire process. For instance, an activity such as a simple group coloring competition, wherein posters are created by each individual group or one single gigantic poster, can produce multi-team collaboration. Participants learn how to complete their tasks by following event procedures and regulations; they may also draw from their own creativity for building a personalized themed image. All of these processes encourage communication and understanding. Flags from different countries can even be introduced into the activity as a part of the poster, thus highlighting the main focus of the activity. But in order to really involve the participants, the activity must be designed exclusively to fulfill their needs and desires. For instance, plan a group activity for team transactions in Thailand where each group represents Thai communities from different regions that possess different treasures; the members of each region must exchange their treasures with members of other regions at a specific time to complete the challenge and achieve their target, such as trading a silk scarf for spices, or using cash to buy commercial secrets, and so on. The group that ultimately ends up with products and cash of the highest value or the group that attains an established target in the shortest amount of time wins the game. Such an activity allows participants who have never met before to quickly become familiarized with each other and boosts their mathematical and negotiation skills. Brainstorming and persuasion skills are also required for a chance to successfully close a transaction beneficial to oneself and the whole team. Another group activity that requires participants to be up on their feet, move around, and encourages team interaction is the game of Puppet Master, which typically lasts 2–3 hours in duration. This game is especially suited to themed conferences, and groups of 15 or more people. Participants are divided into groups that each creates a large puppet twice the height of an average person; then the groups interact through the puppets. The emotionally charged gestures, important details of human interaction, methods of communication, and creative facial expressions, are particularly fun and interesting. During the process, each group member is responsible for moving a body part, enabling them to create a shared experience and requiring cooperation. Since each group is represented by just one puppet, the team will naturally bond so as to achieve their mutual goal of winning the competition. Participants will discover that making a large puppet walk like a real person is a difficult task, and that the process is both hilarious and lively. Source: TTG BTmice China Corporate Travel News March, April 2017 Article link: http://www.ttgbtmice.com/?p=37666&post_type=article

Jun
26

APRIM 2017 to be Proudly Unveiled

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) was founded in 1919. It is the most prominent scientific organization in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics, a member of the International Council of Scientific Unions, and was formed with aims to facilitate and enhance academic research and experience exchanges between astronomers. In addition to the Asia-Pacific Regional IAU Meetings (APRIM), the Union also supports two other regular regional meetings: Latin America Regional IAU Meetings and Middle East and Africa Regional IAU Meetings. These meetings increase the academic research and experience exchanges of astronomers around the world and are also where many relevant regulations and future development directives have been established. The 2017 APRIM will be held from July 3–7 at the Taipei International Conference Center. Hosting rights for this meeting were successfully obtained during APRIM 2014 in Daejeon, Korea, by Chairwoman Chu You-Hua of the Astronomical Society of the Republic of China (Taiwan) on behalf of Taiwan. It will be the first time APRIM is hosted in Taiwan, and is estimated to attract over 500 international and domestic scholars from Taiwan and over 30 nations in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and other regions. The 1st APRIM was convened in 1978, and has since been regularly held every three years. A total of 12 APRIMs, deemed one of the world's most important international astronomy conferences, have been held in the Asia-Pacific region. The hosting of APRIM in Taiwan brings awareness to and promotes Taiwan's development in astronomy research, and will contribute to making Taiwan a focus of the global community. For more information, visit the APRIM 2017 website at http://www.aprim2017.tw/index.html. Sources: Astronomical Society of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Elite Professional Conference Organizer

Jun
26

2nd International Conference on Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Medicine to be held on October 05-06

The prestigious 2nd International Conference on Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Medicine to be held on October 05-06, 2017 at Las Vegas, USA will focus on the theme “Multidisciplinary program of Pediatric Oncology research and practice”. We are confident that you will enjoy the Scientific Program of this upcoming Conference. Pediatric Oncology 2017 Annual Conference will offer 15 panel tracks, providing you with plenty of choices for where to submit your proposal. They are: Pediatric OncologyPediatric Hematology OncologyTypes of Pediatric OncologyPediatric LeukemiaPediatric RadiologyPediatric Neuro- OncologyPediatric Oncology DiagnosisPediatric Oncology TreatmentPediatric Oncology NursingPediatric Cancer CarePediatric Emergeny MedicinePediatric Critical Care and Health Care MedicinePediatric PharmacologyNeonatology Care MedicineClinical Trials Now's your opportunity to submit a proposal for the 2017 Annual Conference that combines a practitioner's experience with the best scholarly research has to offer. For more details on sessions, topics and Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman Conference addressing, please visit: http://pediatriconcology.conferenceseries.com/ For Past Conference detail: http://www.conferenceseries.com/Past_Reports/pediatric-oncology-2016-past/ Note: Pediatric Oncology 2017 is an annual congress hosting presentations from more than 30 countries and 100 organizations. Attendees Benefits - Presenters can avail up to 20 CME credits - All attendees can avail 21 CPD Credits (Continuing Professional Development) - Certificate Accreditation by the International Organizing Committee (IOCM) - Abstracts will be published in conference souvenir & international journals - Best Visibility from your target audience, globally - Global Networking Opportunities - Best Economic Advertisement Opportunities - Extreme Social Media Promotion