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April 30, 2018


The Centre Wins Malaysia Best Employer Brand Award 2018
Director of Human Resources, Muhammad Vickneswaran, Receives Malaysia’s Most Talented HR Leaders Award 2018

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s Director of Human Resources, Muhammad Vickneswaran (centre), receives the venue’s Malaysia Best Employer Brand Award 2018 for the Hospitality Sector and his Malaysia’s Most Talented HR Leaders Award 2018 from Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) President and Chief Executive Officer, Aresandiran J. Naidu and Chief Executive Officer of Berjaya Hotels & Resorts, Hanley Chew.

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2018 – The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has won the Malaysia Best Employer Brand Award 2018 for the Hospitality Sector and the Centre’s Director of Human Resources, Muhammad Vickneswaran, received Malaysia’s Most Talented HR Leaders Award 2018, at the 4th Malaysia Best Employer Brand Awards 2018. These accolades follow the venue’s recent achievement in winning thePembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad” for the Large Service Sector at the Human Resource Development (HRD) Awards 2017.

The Malaysia Best Employer Brand Awards features the top organisations from Malaysia who are exemplary in Human Resources (HR) and use marketing communications effectively for HR Development. The winners of the Best Employer Awards were assessed based on their outstanding achievements in translating and combining vision and action with HR Strategy; building alignment to mesh HR Strategy with business priorities; and cultivating competencies for the future to enable the organisation to be future-ready.

Speaking on the success at the Malaysia Best Employer Brand Awards Ceremony, the Centre’s Director of Human Resources, Muhammad Vickneswaran, shared, “This award reflects the commitment of the Centre’s leadership in placing great emphasis on the development of human capital and future leaders for the hospitality and business events industry. Quality and service excellence depend on well-trained workforce and that is why talent development and retention and skills enhancement are a highly regarded part of our day-to-day operation.

He continued, “As such, receiving this accolade, which recognises our efforts to attract, develop and retain local talent is a great honour and why we are elated to win this award. It also gives us a sense of our standing against other industry leaders and further inspires us to continue our efforts in building an excellent team.

Echoing Muhammad’s delight at receiving the Malaysia Best Employer Brand Award, the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor said, “I would also like to congratulate Muhammad on winning Malaysia’s Most Talented HR Leaders Award. The accolade is much deserved and recognises his vast knowledge and experience in Human Resources, which our team benefits from every day.

The Malaysia Best Employer Brand Awards were selected by the Employer Branding Institute (EBI), a virtual organisation which connects senior leaders in human resources to share their best practices throughout the world. The awards celebrate Employers in several geographic regions as a build-up to the Global Employer Brands which are a part of the World HRD Congress. In its fourth year, the event celebrates some of the finest leaders in an organisation that believe in producing leaders, leaders of change, leaders who are iconic and Talent Management strategy aligned with the vision and mission of the organisation.

The Malaysia Best Employer Brand Awards is intensely researched by Dr. R. L. Bhatia, Project Director of World HRD Congress and Founder of World CSR Day and headed by Dr. Indira Parikh, Ex-Dean of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, one of the most prestigious education institutes in India.

For all the latest news and information on the Centre, visit

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For further information, please contact:
Nalinie A/P Rajah
Marcom and PR Executive
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Tel: +603 2333 2888
Fax: +603 2333 2882

Charles Chaplin
TQPR (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Tel: +603 6203 4300
Fax: +603 6203 5972

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60th booking for Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp

April 30, 2018

60th booking for Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp

A Room with a ZOO celebrates first birthday

Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp has now been operational for a full year and has just accepted its sixtieth confirmed convention booking. This is a particularly happy moment. FMCCA has proven to be a highly sought after venue for the organizers of international conventions and conferences. FMCCA has moreover received a number of acclaimed awards, including the industry’s highest honour, the ICCA’s Best Marketing Award for the Room with a ZOO campaign. Come and meet FMCCA at IMEX 2018 at stand E120 (Meet in Flanders).

Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp is part of the Queen Elisabeth Hall complex and is located in the celebrated Antwerp ZOO, just ten minutes walk from the historic city centre and next door to Central Station. The convention centre can receive up to 2,700 participants and offers over 25,000 m² of conference space, as well as a wonderful choice of highly desirable experiences. FMCCA itself hosts a number of prestige conventions such as IMEC 2017 & 2018, AWC 2018 and the AIPC Annual Conference 2019.

Prize Winner
FMCCA has been operational for just a year and has already won several prizes, including the ICCA’s Best Marketing Award for the “Room with a ZOO” campaign (the top award of the meeting industry), MIMA’s silver Award for the Best Print Advertising Campaign (MIMA = Meeting Industry Marketing Awards) and MIMA’s bronze award for the Best Brand Marketing Campaign, while our Chief Commercial Officer, Anja Stas, was nominated Marketing Manager of the Year by Trends, the Belgian business weekly.

Convention Organizers are lavish with their praise of FMCCA:

Luc Niville, Executive Director of the Semico Group, “It promises to offer the wildest dreams of every PCO – a well situated high-end congress venue, in a class of its own; spacious well equipped rooms placed around a central atrium; a large number of breakout rooms and that so important extra element, the gardens of the ZOO.

Liz Jackson, FASAE, President Jackson Consulting Inc: “I have been to many client events over my years in the MICE industry and yours was one of the best organized and most carefully designed to draw buyers into an appreciation of A Room with a ZOO. I will recommend it with enthusiasm.”

Instant CSR
The aces that convince organizers are highly diverse, and biodiverse! Not only does FMCCA offer state-of-the-art conference comfort in a wonderful historic setting in a unique location, but it also confers the cachet of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) because of its concern for nature conservation.

ZOO Foundation
Located in the heart of Antwerp ZOO, FMCCA is a part of the ZOO Foundation, a home for animal welfare, nature conservation and science. This gives FMCCA depth and widespread popular support. Anja Stas, FMCCA’s Chief Commercial Officer, explains, “Every eurocent spent in our convention centre is administered by the ZOO Foundation and directly supports our work on animal welfare, heritage, breeding programmes, research and nature conservation. All of this is done on behalf of the welfare and survival of our zoological friends”.

Events and conservation go hand in hand
The protection of threatened species and research in fundamental aspects of nature conservation is for us, as cofounder of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) part of our DNA. Scientists are convinced of the role nature plays in making us feel happy. The natural world nourishes our sense of spirituality, inspires and unites us. This is what FMCCA brings you, a convention centre surrounded by nature, tropical animals and beautiful gardens. After an intensive meeting in FMCCA you can wander into the ZOO and revel in the sight of giraffes and lions. What could be more natural than a friendly chat under the watchful eyes of the flamingos? How refreshing to go for an early run among the trees and animals before a busy day in conference? Looking at the wonders of nature, animals, trees and plants gives you strength and connects you to others. A perfect venue to give your convention or meeting an unrivalled boost!

The story of gorilla Matadi
Matadi the silverback gorilla with his impressive appearance has become the face of FMCCA. He is one of the darlings of the ZOO as well as the mascot of FMCCA. Handed out at conventions in FMCCA, our mascot travels the world. Matadi is ready to assume his role as a breeding male in Great Ape Valley in the Zoo. As gorillas in the wild are a seriously threatened species, we hope that he will soon be fathering little gorillas.

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You’ll find FMCCA at IMEX 2018 at the Meet in Flanders stand number E120.

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Meet Hawai‘i to exhibit at IMEX for the first time

April 19, 2018

Meet Hawai‘i to exhibit at IMEX for the first time

Meet Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), MICE brand will be exhibiting at IMEX, Frankfurt from 15-17 May 2018 for the first time. Meet Hawai‘i will be exhibiting alongside partners including Hawai‘i Convention Centre, MC&A, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort and Hilton Waikoloa Village, as part of its ongoing strategy to becoming a leader within the MICE marketplace.

Located at stand number C250, Meet Hawai‘i and its partners will be available to offer insight into Hawai‘i’s meeting, incentives, conferences and exhibition offerings, help plan and book high-level incentives, meetings and association conferences, whilst also looking to reinforce existing relationships and generate new contacts.

AlohaConnects, an exclusive Meet Hawai‘i marketing and sales initiative has been designed to put Hawai‘i on the world stage as a competitive destination for world congresses and international conferences. Their aim is to emphasise Hawai‘i’s strategic location, relevant industries and HTA’s extensive activities in the business events space.

Pris Texeira, Hawai‘i Tourism Global MCI’s Managing Director, said: “Meet Hawai‘i is thrilled to be exhibiting at IMEX Frankfurt for the first time. We look forward to showcasing Hawai‘i as a leading destination for hosting world-class meetings and conventions, liaising with global decision makers in the MICE sector and forging new relationships.

Hawai‘i has celebrated a recent spate of successes. The destination has been selected to host the Association for Computing Machinery in 2020, including over 3,000 computing educators, researchers and professionals visiting Hawai‘i.

Furthermore, Honolulu hosted the leaders from 21 APEC economies for the 2011 APEC Leaders Week and in 2010 Hawai‘i also hosted 8,000 attendees for IUCN’s World Conservation Congress. Additionally, Hawai‘i will be hosting Rotary International in 2020 with over 10,000 attendees. This demonstrates Hawai‘i’s standing as a major contender in the MICE sector.

IMEX is Germany’s leading trade exhibition for meetings, conventions, events and incentive travel. For further information about Hawai‘i, please visit

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Celebrate the vibrant Balinese culture

April 19, 2018

Celebrate the vibrant Balinese culture at The Sanya EDITION

From 11th to 19th of May, Head Chef of Barbacoa I Made Suriana will bring his warm family affair to The Sanya EDITION. Chef I Made and his aunt Ni Made Suiji, a head chef from a traditional restaurant on the iconic Jimbaran beach, are collaborating to create an eclectic menu featuring traditional dishes from the southwestern coast, promising guests an ultimate dining experience and transporting them to the sunny beaches of Bali.

An exclusive cooking class on 12th of May is available for guests staying at the hotel. Guests will be able to create special forgotten Jimbaran recipes of the Balinese cuisine with guidance from the chefs, whilst enjoying a full kitchen-to-table experience overlooking the breathtaking views of the South China Sea.

On 13th of May, the two chefs are joining forces to create a special Mother’s Day set dinner menu. Featuring refreshing starters such as Spicy Green Papaya salad with crab, roasted coconut with chilli-lime dressing, followed by an exciting main course of charcoal grilled daily catch and the traditional coconut pudding to end the meal on a sweeter note. Available at 1088RMB, the menu will be available one night only, where Mothers amongst guests will also receive a specially crafted gift hand made from the Chef’s hometown village community.

The chef duo has also planned a seafood tasting menu inspired by the Jimaran fishing village where fishermen cook their daily catch right on the beach. Welcomed by Chef I Made’s wife and her handmade Balinese gifts, guests will be able to taste culinary delights such as Balinese-style grilled whole fish butterfly-style with red chili sambal, as well as daily specials of charcoal grilled skewers bursting with flavours. Guests will also enjoy kitchen-to-table experience with dishes prepared in front of them. The set menu is priced at 988RMB and available from 11th to 19th of May. / Twitter: @EDITIONhotels / Instagram: @EDITIONhotels

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AXA Pressemitteilung – Public Viewing

April 19, 2018

Damit beim Public Viewing nichts schief geht: Veranstaltungsversicherungen schützen
Eine Veranstalterhaftpflichtversicherung bietet den Organisatoren von Veranstaltungen umfassenden Schutz gegen Drittschäden.
Falls eine Veranstaltung, wie zum Beispiel ein Public Viewing, nicht stattfinden kann oder abgebrochen werden muss, schützt eine Veranstaltungsausfallversicherung vor den finanziellen Folgen.

Mit den Angeboten von AXA können sich alle, die Veranstaltungen planen und durchführen, absichern: Eventagenturen, Konzert- und Tourneeveranstalter, Location-Betreiber, Museen und Theater, aber auch Städte und Gemeinden sowie Restaurants, Hotels, Vereine und viele weitere.

Bei einem sportlichen Top-Event wie der anstehenden Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft in Russland gehört das gemeinsame Anfeuern der Lieblingsmannschaft einfach dazu. Nach dem Startschuss am 14. Juni werden Public Viewing-Veranstaltungen in ganz Deutschland wieder zahlreiche Fußball-Fans vor die öffentlichen Bildschirme locken. Doch für die Organisatoren kann es trotz aller Begeisterung schnell zu einem Schaden kommen, der finanzielle Folgen mit sich bringt. Gegen unvorhergesehene Ereignisse und daraus entstehende Schäden bietet AXA für Veranstalter verschiedene Lösungen. Durch die Kombination aus Veranstalterhaftpflichtversicherung und Veranstaltungsausfallversicherung bietet AXA sicheren Schutz.

Viele Veranstalter denken beim Thema Ausfallversicherung an die großen Festivals und Tourneen. Dabei ist eine umfassende Absicherung für jede Art von Veranstaltung, sowohl Open Air als auch Indoor, sinnvoll“, erklärt Laura Hosse, Expertin für Veranstaltungsversicherungen bei AXA.

Stolperfalle, schlechtes Wetter oder Reiseverzögerung
Ein Besucher stolpert über das Beamerkabel und verletzt sich, der Schlüssel zu einer angemieteten Räumlichkeit geht verloren oder dort geht etwas kaputt, es kommt zu einem Personenschaden an einer nicht ordnungsgemäß aufgebauten Bühne – in solchen Fällen haftet der Veranstalter. Schutz vor den finanziellen Folgen bietet eine Veranstalterhaftpflichtversicherung wie zum Beispiel der Profi-Schutz für kurzfristige Veranstaltungen von AXA. Der Versicherungsschutz reicht von Personen- über Mietsach- bis hin zu Umweltschäden und lässt sich darüber hinaus um zusätzliche Deckungsbausteine erweitern – beispielsweise beim Einsatz von Zuschauertribünen.

Auch sonst läuft bei Veranstaltungen nicht immer alles nach Plan. Gerade bei Outdoor-Events wie Sportveranstaltungen, Open-Air-Festivals oder Straßenfesten kann es passieren, dass das Wetter einen Strich durch die Rechnung macht. Muss eine Veranstaltung etwa wegen eines Unwetters mit Starkregen abgesagt werden, ist der Schaden für den Veranstalter meist groß: Angemietete Räume, Catering und eingeplante Künstler müssen trotzdem bezahlt werden, auch wenn die Einnahmen ausfallen. Und die Tickets müssen unter Umständen auch noch zurückerstattet werden. Bei Ausfall, Abbruch oder Änderung der Veranstaltung übernimmt AXA die aufgewendeten Kosten beziehungsweise Mehrkosten, zum Beispiel für Werbeausgaben, Mieten, Gehälter und Gagen. Die Veranstaltungsausfallversicherung greift unter anderem auch bei Terrorandrohungen oder Reiseverzögerungen eines Künstlers.

Ausführliche Informationen zu allen AXA-Produkten für Veranstalter gibt es unter

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Transforming Meetings & Events

April 16, 2018

Transforming Meetings & Events:
Book Your Appointment Now With the Asia Experts

Destination Asia’s executive team of meeting and incentive professionals are ready to meet you at IMEX Frankfurt (booth C360), taking place at the Messe Frankfurt, from 15-17 May 2018. Our team will be on hand to share innovative itineraries and corporate travel experiences available now in Asia. Join us and expand your business opportunities with Asia’s leading destination management company.

From our corporate booth (C360) we will be sharing our latest, unforgettable tailor-made incentives and reveal the cutting-edge venues opening in some of Asia’s most iconic – and hidden locations.

In 2018 we continue to expand our online presence. A dedicated events website offers specific destination resources for each of our eleven destinations in Asia, including; Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Laos.

The recently updated interactive events website offers our clients a wide range of downloadable and visual content, including 4K/HD virtual tours of previous events and destinations – empowering partners with the ultimate sales tools. Our valued clients can access image galleries, event brochures, fact sheets, 360 degree virtual tours, hotel portfolios, program overviews and our own destination presentations. In March 2018 we launched our first set of fully interactive country ebooks, complete with video and download options to give you fast and up-to-date information as you require it.

Our team will be happy to discuss the extraordinary opportunities for incentive travel in Asia and explain the Destination Asia protocol in delivering seamless experiences from the moment your clients arrive.

Ready to meet you at the Destination Asia booth (C360)

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Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Opening Voyager 47 Club Lounge

April 13, 2018

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Opening Voyager 47 Club Lounge

HONOLULU – Perched above world-famous Waikiki Beach, the brand-new Voyager 47 Club Lounge at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort will warmly welcome its first guests July 1, 2018. Exclusive to resort guests staying in Voyager 47 Club level rooms and all suites, the premier club lounge provides a serene, oceanfront retreat to enjoy complimentary, locally sourced bites as well as premium coffee, craft beer and specialty cocktails. The venue can also be booked for private events, offering an inimitable setup with sweeping views of Diamond Head, iconic surf breaks and stunning sunsets.

Since 1947, Outrigger has provided the best of Hawaii hospitality with its stellar service and authentic aloha.

The Voyager 47 Club Lounge is a new way for us to provide enhanced experiences for our guests to make their stay with us even more memorable,” said Revell Newton, general manager at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.

As a premium beachfront brand we’re also conscious to make smart environmental choices. Our Voyager 47 Club Lounge is serving-up local ingredients and our new Cintas uniforms are made from textiles created with plastic bottles diverted from landfills,” he said.

Voyager 47 Club Lounge for Outrigger Guests
Located on the resort’s second floor, with unobstructed views of Diamond Head – guests can start their day with premium Kona coffee and breakfast bites including fresh local fruits and eggs, pastries, homemade jam and more. To help plan the day, a dedicated club concierge will be available for Voyager 47 Club Lounge guests to personally assist with anything from recommendations to reservations for activities, to eateries and cultural programs. Guests can return for the sunset to indulge in Outrigger’s locally inspired tasting menu with pupu platters and specialty draft beer bar – featuring seasonal brews plus local wines. In addition, Voyager 47 Club Lounge guests receive a complimentary two-day Tesla test drive as part of their stay, based on availability.
Private Onsite Catering
Beyond the offerings for on-property guests, the premier club lounge is a paramount location in Waikiki for privately catered events. From wedding receptions to group lunches and special occasions, the Voyager 47 Club Lounge has midday and late-night availability suitable for various needs. With indoor and outdoor seating options, event guests and club members can take in sweeping panoramic views of Waikiki Beach, which are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Club Upgrade Offer
To celebrate the new Voyager 47 Club Lounge opening, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is extending a limited-time, one-level upgrade – book a Voyager 47 Club City View room and get a complimentary upgrade to a Voyager 47 Club Partial Ocean View room, now through April 15, 2018, for travel July 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2018.

The Voyager 47 Club Lounge at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort will be available exclusively to guests staying in Club Level Rooms on the dedicated 14th-16th floors, with 104 rebranded rooms in total. Hours of operation for the Voyager 47 Club Lounge are from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information about Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and updates on the new Voyager 47 Club Lounge, visit or

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