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Pacific World Announces New Product Development Program

May 18, 2017

Pacific World Announces New Product Development Program at IMEX Frankfurt 2017
Team of 30 Product Developers to Monitor Industry Trends and Design Experiences to Fuel Engagement, Boost Productivity and Bolster Relationships

SINGAPORE (May 16, 2017) – Pacific World – one of the world’s leading global destination and event management companies – has announced its Program Development Program, including a new line-up of immersive experiences and events as a result of the initiative.  The new program is laser focused on creating and executing unique, meaningful and memorable engagement opportunities around the world for clients of all backgrounds.

To kick off the initiative, Pacific World has established a new structure of 30 Product Developers around the globe coordinated by Tania Pasi and Kathrin Ederer, Global Product Development Managers for the brand worldwide. “The team monitors the industry trends in different regions globally and the specific needs of the meetings and events planners,” says Selina Chavry, Global Management Director for Pacific World. “They will then design different experiences always highlighting the emotional values that will help engage the participants with the company and/or the destinations they are visiting.”

The team has already created a new roster of products that will enrich guest engagement through immersive experiences, meaningful connections and awe-inspiring outings.

Meeting and event planners can look forward to the team’s initiatives that include:
Culture Vulture Go Local – Immersive experiences where local tastemakers may have a leading role in the programs.
·         Experience Seoul through the eyes of a street food vendor, and learn how to cook the tasty food found at the Gwangjang Market
·         Culinary outings where local chefs in Barcelona and Rome, open their own residences to prepare meals and dine at their residences or businesses.
·         Experience Hong Kong from the sky through the eyes of a famous Feng Shui master
·         Discover the “Mystery Behind a Mask,” an immersion into the history and tradition of Venice’s Carnival, an experience designed and executed by the most famous Venetian mask maker.

Off the Beaten Tracks – Pacific World reveals new up-and-coming destinations for meetings, events and incentives and provides fresh new takes on experiencing already-popular destinations. Some of them are:
·         Castelalfi – A medieval village in the heart of Tuscany ready to receive medium and small meetings and incentives.
·         Taormina – One of the most beautiful Sicilian village, good choice for incentives with a strategic position close to the international airport of Catania, Etna Vulcan and in front of the sea.
·         Thessaloniki – An attractive option for meetings in Greece offering good infrastructure for medium size conferences.
·         Ioannina – surrounded by unspoiled nature it’s also the perfect meeting and conference destination offering some of the finest and most technologically advanced conference venues in Greece.
·         China – South China: Yunnan – Shangri-La; North: Yangshuo – Guilin offering unique sceneries for incentives programs.

Engaging Local Communities – Pacific World has designed experiences which allow guests to engage with local communities and small NGOs to help with sustainable development and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the destinations.
·         Cape Town – An immersion into Cape Town’s Masiphumelele community through the NGO work of Phumlani Dlongwana’s Bicycling Empowerment Network
·         Hong Kong – Discover the transition of Hong Kong’s living culture through the eyes of an elder guide.

Pacific World will share its latest experiences and programs at IMEX Frankfurt at Stand C380 during May 16-18, 2017.

For more information or to book and organize a meeting or event with Pacific World, please visit www.pacificworld.com or e-mail myrequest@pacificworld.com.
Additionally, please like and follow Pacific World on their social media channels to learn more: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

About Pacific World
Founded in 1980 in Hong Kong, Pacific World is a dedicated destination and event management company operating in over 40 countries and over 100 destinations in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and The Americas.

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IMEX – Corporate events and meetings

January 31, 2017

Corporate events and meetings: IMEX offsets planner’s isolation and training drought with new ‘Exclusively Corporate’ programme

Exclusively Corporate at IMEX, the dedicated event for event and travel planners (corporate), has been redeveloped for IMEX in Frankfurt 2017. The IMEX team has collaborated with planners from across the globe to gather views and experiences, creating a new, free of charge, one day programme for the show.

Some of the challenges raised by event and meeting executives included the need to create a fresh event experience be it through new technology, emerging destinations or unique venues – all on an ever-decreasing budget.

The newly bespoke programme for Exclusively Corporate at IMEX reflects these issues with speakers drawn from companies including Cisco, GSK, Lego, Dell, AstraZeneca, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Estée Lauder, EY, BNP Paribas and Barclays. All will share their experiences in a series of in-depth 45-minute sessions. The case study focused panel sessions then lead to opportunities for attendees to brainstorm and generate ideas with their peers.

New, two stream education programme
The dedicated education and networking programme begins on Sunday 14 May with a networking dinner hosted by Hilton. Attendees then begin Monday 15 May with breakfast hosted by Dubai followed by a full day of free education on topics such as delivering ROI, creative event formats, new technologies, security risk and emerging destinations and trends. After a series of group sessions, the education then splits into two streams with sessions on strategic global programme management for senior event professionals and operational issues for event managers.

Planners can then explore IMEX in Frankfurt, which takes place 16 – 18 May at Messe Frankfurt. With 3,500 exhibitors from 160 countries under one roof, the show enables visitors to discover new destinations and suppliers and see the latest technologies designed for the events industry.

Attendees find Exclusively Corporate at IMEX an invaluable opportunity to meet and share ideas with other executives in the same role, as Alise Long, CMM, Manager Strategic Meetings & Events at DSM in the Netherlands, who took part last year explains:

“Exclusively Corporate at IMEX is one of the pinnacles of IMEX in Frankfurt. There are three or four times a year when I can step away from my office and this is one that I value. I like to get together with my peers.”

Alise Long returns this year as one of the speakers who’ll discuss how to build and manage a global team as well as exploring which technology trends are shaping the future of events.

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, summarises: “This year’s agenda has been researched and developed with much more detail and input from past attendees. We’ve focused on the biggest challenges that in house marketing, travel and event executives are facing in 2017 and developed an extremely current and detailed programme for them. This is a great opportunity for professionals to benefit from a high quality, free of charge education programme – something which is particularly valuable in the face of decreasing training budgets across many organisations.

“As with every aspect of our shows, we collaborate closely with our attendees to ensure our offering remains relevant and provides the support and inspiration our various audiences need to have the best possible experience. We’re also supported by some fantastic sponsors. Their contributions are vital as they allow us to serve this influential group of buyers and planners with a unique programme that also recognises the fact these planners rarely ever have the chance to meet or talk to each other.”

Full details at http://www.imex-frankfurt.com/events/education/exclusively-corporate-@imex/ or contact Donna Fung Donna.Fung@imexexhibitions.com

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