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Messe Berlin launches first MICE Show Asia 2019

Messe Berlin 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 to 18 October 2019 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands. MICE Show Asia is under ITB Asia’s umbrella of events.

APAC countries

MICE Show Asia 2019 will bring together participants of which 47 percent are from MICE Agencies, 26 percent from Corporates such as Meetings & Incentive Planners, 15 percent from Professional Conference or Exhibition Organisers, 9 percent of attendees will be from Association buyers, and 3 percent will be present as Independent Planners. Over 60 percent 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.

Highest growth rate

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 percent 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.

A line-up of speakers from top-tier brands 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.

At MICE Show Asia, exhibitors represent a wide range of convention bureaus, destination marketing organisations, convention centres, hotels and resorts, as well as technology and business events solution service providers and more.