The Film- Print- and MultiMedia-Competition “The Golden City Gate” took place this year for the 19th time during the ITB Berlin. The award recognizes tourist contributions in various categories, which are assessed by an international jury on the basis of a points system. All works with a tourist background can be submitted. The submission is not limited to films only. You can also submit web pages or print campaigns. The finalists of the competition will be awarded the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Star Awards in the various categories. The best film entry from all categories and first place finishers will be awarded the “Diamond Award” at the end. This year Abu Dhabi was “Your extraordinary story”. In the new category “Safety Instruction Videos” there were 4 submissions from 4 airlines. The first place in this new category went to the airline ANA from Japan.

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New marketing push and trade show strategy targets top international MICE events worldwide
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) – Business is elevating Thailand’s fast-growing MICE sector by forming a series of deep partnerships with major MICE players supported by its new marketing plan and trade show strategy.
This year TCEB – Business is looking to deepen partnerships with existing partners and identified new ones at trade shows where it has confirmed attendance, IMEX Frankfurt, IMEX America and IBTM World, Spain.

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Beijing Relation Conference & Exhibition Services Co., Ltd. (“BRE”) is a professional exhibition service provider that is to offer a complete series of solutions to large scale international exhibitions and business conferences. Established in 2002, BRE has been deep rooted in exhibition industry for over fifteen years. Starting from Beijing, during the years, BRE has built up brand influence through our domestic network covering second and third tier cities and international resources.
Asia’s leading annual travel and tourism event – Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE) is back!
BITE 2019 will be part of the inaugural World Tourism Development Conference organised by China NationalTourism Administration (CNTA) and United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

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and our friends of strait times, Singapore
BANGKOK – Thailand’s first election in eight years threw up inconclusive results as a pro-military party trying to get Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to return as premier has won the most votes, but many unofficial sources show the former ruling Pheu Thai party bagging the most constituency seats.
The Election Commission had so far on Sunday late evening (March 24) not disclosed the number of constituency seats won by each party among the 350 wards contested.

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With 708 exhibitors from 305 exhibiting companies and organisations in Asia, IT&CM China and CTW 2019 just started as the leading international MICE event in China (19 – 21 March 2019). The 3-day business event is held in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center. It´s bringing together Chinese and international MICE exhibitors & buyers in one place. IT&CM China so far is the platform for international and leading Chinese players in the MICE industry to explore business opportunities on all fronts – inbound, outbound and domestic.

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Elevating Thailand’s MICE Advantages to a new Height
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s (TCEB) MICE Intelligence & Innovation Department (TCEB M2I) has launched the new ‘MICE Intelligence & Resource Centre’, which is accessible to suppliers, organisers and all players involved in the MICE industry at the TCEB’s website, www.businesseventsthailand.com.

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