Messe Berlin (Singapore) launches first MICE Show Asia 2019 to focus on APAC’s burgeoning MICE sector
Messe Berlin (Singapore), one of the world’s leading trade fair companies, announced that it will be organising the inaugural MICE Show Asia 2019 in Singapore. The 3-day business-to-business travel trade show will take place from 16 - 18 October 2019 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands. MICE Show Asia is under ITB Asia’s umbrella of events.
The new show will shine the spotlight on Asia’s meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) sector. The gathering will see professionals from the incentive travel, meetings, and events industries come together to discuss the latest trends, hear from up-and-coming MICE innovators, and network with suppliers.
MICE Show Asia 2019 will bring together participants of which 47% are from MICE Agencies, 26% from Corporates such as Meetings & Incentive Planners, 15% from Professional Conference or Exhibition Organisers, 9% of attendees will be from Association buyers, and 3% will be present as Independent Planners. Over 60% of MICE buyers are from Asia-pacific (APAC) countries.
“The MICE sector in APAC continues to thrive, with the region expected to witness the highest growth rate in the next 5 years. After successfully organising ITB Asia for 12 years, we noticed the fast-growing demand for the MICE and corporate travel segments. MICE Show Asia 2019 seeks to capture this growing demand and I am confident participants will gain the highest value at this show,” said Katrina Leung, Managing Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organiser of MICE Show Asia.
According to a forecast published by Allied Market Research on the global MICE market, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth rate of 8.6% through to 2023. Expanding demand particularly in Singapore, China, and India, alongside market drivers such as ease of visa restrictions, investments in better infrastructure, and high demand in commercial aviation are fuelling the upward trend.
MICE Show Asia 2019 will have a stellar line-up of speakers from top-tier brands including American Express Meetings & Events, EventXtra, succevo, K.I.T. Group GmbH and Cvent. Expert speakers will share market insights, brand-new ideas, and inspirational case studies that are leading the industry’s conversations. Some of the topics that will be discussed at the travel trade show include 2020 forecasts for the global meeting and events industries, the digital transformation of the meeting and events industries, and the innovative use of technology to captivate event-attendees.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.