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Pacific World Unveils its New Selection of Venues for Meetings and Special Events

July 31, 2017

Pacific World Unveils its New Selection of Venues for Meetings and Special Events

Award-Winning Destination and Event Management Company Introduces
Unusual Locations that Fully Engage and Captivate Guests, Immersing Them in the Destination Culture

SINGAPORE (July, 2017) – Pacific World – one of the world’s leading global destination and event management companies – is delighted to introduce its new selection of event venues and immersion experiences designed to fully engage and captivate guests. As creative experts at the forefront of global event planning, Pacific World strives for emotional engagement when choosing venues and creating experiences in order to drive more successful outcomes. From a gastronomic journey beneath the Barcelona Opera House to the exploration of a traditional native village in Bali, Pacific World has curated new locations and world-class events that deliver exceptional results.

“We are continuously looking for new venues that are not just cool and stunning, but will achieve our clients’ meetings and events goals,” said Patricia Silvio, Global Marketing Manager of Pacific World. “2017 events are now well under way, and our teams around the globe have been selecting and sharing their findings and choices. We have found that most of the spaces selected answer to the latest industry trends. Clients are craving for immersive experiences to engage with the local destination, culture and tradition. Each of these venues inspire planners to think outside of the box on many levels, and they are the basis to creating unforgettable experiences for years to come.”

Pacific World has identified a growing interest in private residences, natural outdoor locations and conceptual venues that highlight culture and gastronomy for meetings and events. The company’s global network of local insiders has been hunting for these special places and have discovered fascinating new venues and uncovered authentic gems.

In Paris, France, they’ve discovered a private luxury apartment located at a bespoke address nestled in the heart of the Right Bank, Marais neighborhood. This 17th century apartment offers a wonderful view overlooking one of the oldest and most elegant squares of Paris along with sumptuous living and dining rooms featuring a private art collection and elegant furniture belonging to the owner, a local art auctioneer and connoisseur. A vaulted cellar connected to the apartment by private elevator is ideal for a wine aperitif. Outfitted with the most exquisite and refined materials, this exceptional setting will be a fit for event planners looking to connect with the most sophisticated side of the city. Likewise, Pacific World has activated new events at private residences in Singapore, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome and other major European and Asian cities.

“Our clients are craving unique, immersive experiences where they can engage with the destination’s culture and traditions,” said Patricia Silvio, Global Marketing Manager of Pacific World. “We align the location and experience with our client’s goals – and devise events that engage attendees on many levels, creating an unforgettable experience of a lifetime that bonds the guests.”

For those looking to engage with culture through gastronomy in a different and creative way, one should look no further than Barcelona, Spain at the Opera Samfaina – a new venue concept combining fine cuisine and cutting-edge technology. Tucked away beneath the Barcelona Opera House along a wide avenue that runs from the heart of Barcelona, the venue creates a remarkable gastro-sensory experience influenced by the Catalan region where guests can enjoy standout dishes while immersed in stunning sounds, projections and animations. The 950 square-meter venue is divided into themed spaces, each with a different sensory environment and cuisine item. This incredible experience – which embodies Barcelonan gastronomy, culture, and traditions – was designed and produced by award-winning talents including a world-famous audiovisual artist and Michelin-starred chefs.

For a fully immersive cultural experience in Asia, why choose a single venue when you can have an entire town? Pacific World has created a wholly immersive experience in the village of Mengwi, Bali that utilizes the town’s sights, sounds, tastes and residents. Dressed in traditional costumes, villagers welcome the guests with a colorful procession and drums leading them to the Taman Ayun, a local ancient temple. Inspired by the traditional Rajalaya Royal Service festivals, colorful offerings are carried, a gamelan orchestra plays and royal torches light the route. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy Kecak and Fire Dances followed by a dinner of exquisite Balinese dishes. This memorable experience can accommodate up to 200 guests.

For more information or to book and organize a meeting or event with Pacific World, please visit http://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.

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.

#PacificWorld #IMEX17 #IMEXFrankfurt

Scott Eames appointed Director Global Sales North America for Pacific World

October 27, 2016

Scott Eames appointed Director Global Sales North America for Pacific World

Pacific World, (www.pacificworld.com), the leading global DMC and Event Management announces today the addition of Scott Eames to their Global Sales organization. Scott will be based in New York and confirms their increased investment in relationships with clients in the North America market.

“In response to an increase in demand for Pacific World expertise for global outbound events Scott is an important addition to the international sales team in delivering events in over 35 destinations.” Says Selina Chavry.

Scott Eames is a veteran hospitality professional with over 21 years of experience in the meetings and events arena.  Early on in his career, Scott’s focus was in the tradeshow and association event markets, eventually working his way into the Strategic Meetings Management space where he excelled at designing and supporting Fortune 500 client programs in streamlining and consolidating meeting and events operations.

Prior to joining PW, Scott served in a number of senior sales positions, including Global Sales Director in Allied PRA and Director of Business Development – Strategic Sales in Carlson Wagonlit Travel Meetings & Events, focusing on large global and multinational Fortune 200 firms.  In these positions, Scott consulted with numerous leading pharmaceutical, financial and technology organizations, which required an understanding of each client’s culture, needs and goals.

Scott is a member of the FICP, SITE including board membership of the Northeast Chapter of SITE, Meeting Professionals International, the Global Business Travel Association, Professional Convention Management Association, and In addition, Eames earned his NBTA – Accomplished Certification in Strategic Meetings Management (SMMC).

Scott will work alongside Ruby Serra to expand our reach to the important North America market.

PACIFIC WORLD CREATES BEST PRACTICE ADVICE ON RISK MANAGEMENT

October 17, 2016

PACIFIC WORLD CREATES BEST PRACTICE ADVICE ON RISK MANAGEMENT
 
Pacific World, the leading Global DMC and Event Management company has addressed the issue of safety, security and risk management with content and advice to the industry on its website at www.pacificworld.com/blog.

Announcing the online advice, Selena Chavry, Global Managing Director of Pacific World said: “In these times of uncertainty, with an increasing number of incidents occurring globally, risk management has emerged as one of the key priorities when planning for an event. Safety is a big issue for all organisations from event planners, to meeting venues and conference centres to hotels, indeed any event venue. Most have developed an internal risk management plan but as the list of threats to the industry continues to grow, there is a need to ensure that these processes are transparent, consistent and up-to-date. “

“In order to address all of the issues, we need to ensure every part of our best practice is covered and that includes all of the tricky questions too, all of it is relevant to events any size.”  added Chavry.

1) Planning for safety at large-scale events
What does it take to create a safety and security plan for events of 50,000 delegates? How to incorporate an incident plan for events while on the move?  What are the considerations when planning communication channels for delegates when they are offsite?

2) Is the industry equipped to handle a crisis?
When a crisis hits, even with the best planning things can take a turn for the unknown. Laying the proper groundwork that includes establishing clear roles, training, building relationships with the authorities and maintaining a relevant risk management plan will help to build confidence when the situation may seem out of control.

3) How to work effectively with local authorities for first-hand information
Results from a recent global Destination Index identified Thailand as one of the top destinations in Asia despite the nation having its share of incidents over the years. How quickly tourism can rebound each time is a testament to the crisis resolution   abilities of the local authorities but meeting and event planners need to have the expertise to make the decision if an event should go on or to fall back on the contingency plans.

Pacific World Appointed as Official DMC Partner for ibtm china

August 11, 2016

Pacific World Appointed as Official DMC Partner for ibtm china

Pacific World (www.pacificworld.com), the leading global DMC and Event Management company, has once again been appointed as the official destination management partner for ibtm china this year which is set to take place in Beijing (7th & 8th September, 2016).

As the official DMC Partner, Pacific World will be responsible for facilitating all onsite logistics at the show including Hospitality staff at each hotel, airport transfers, ground transfers and pre tours for the Hosted Buyers, entertainment during the ibtm China Welcome Party.

Patricia Silvio, Global Marketing Manager, Pacific World comments, “Pacific World and ibtm events have developed a close relationship through the 12 years that we have worked together to deliver DMC services for the flagship event in Barcelona; ibtm world. We have been expanding this partnership across the Pacific World global network and for second consecutive year we are the official DMC for ibtm China”.

“We are delighted to be the official partner. We have been operating in the China market for over 35 years and have seen the industry expand at an incredible pace.

“ibtm china have become a key industry event for us and once again we will be exhibiting at this year’s show. It is an ideal platform for us to showcase our products and services to the meeting planner community as well as managing various aspects of operations onsite again this year.”

During ibtm china, Pacific World Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong will showcase what’s new and trendy for meetings, incentives and events. For more information, please visit www.pacificworld.com

ACCESS Destination Services to accept payment of deposits via Meeting Escrow

April 8, 2016

ACCESS Destination Services to accept payment of deposits via Meeting Escrow

Meeting Escrow (www.MeetingEscrow.com) is proud to announce that ACCESS Destination Services (www.accessdmc.com) has officially confirmed acceptance of payment via its industry-leading deposit escrow service.

Chris Lee, DMCP, CEO of ACCESS comments, “Meeting Escrow is a long-overdue financial and risk management solution to challenges the Meetings Industry has been facing for years – how to protect client funds and ensure timely payment to supplier-partners. It provides our clients with 100% transparency and confidence for the advance payments they make to vendors around the world. ACCESS is proud to show its leadership by confirming its acceptance of this new standard of accountability for the industry.

Grant Snider, Meeting Escrow President & CEO adds, “This is another exciting development for our company. As we expand our range of financial and risk management solutions for the Meetings Industry worldwide, we are proud to see a prestigious Destination Management organization such as ACCESS add their support for a new way of doing business.

Meeting Escrow was founded by Grant Snider in 2015 to bridge a gap in the marketplace between buyers and sellers of Meetings Industry services. Both parties sign an escrow contract with Meeting Escrow for the total amount to be protected. Funds are wire transferred by the buyer directly to a distinct, uniquely identified Meeting Escrow bank account to the benefit of the supplier-partner and then the individual deposit payments are wire transferred out per the deposit payment schedule in the contract. Client funds are secure and fully protected and supplier-partners are paid on time.  In addition, escrowed deposits can be held in US dollars, Euros, Canadian dollars and 17 other foreign currencies, thereby shielding clients from exchange rate fluctuations. Meeting Escrow Inc. holds $5 million in liability coverage, underwritten by Lloyds.

Founded in 1969, ACCESS Destination Services sets the standard for excellence in award-winning destination management services throughout North America and the world.  Through global alliances with Pacific World and Amstar, ACCESS serves over 100 destinations throughout 30 countries. With global coverage and local expertise, ACCESS meets client objectives and exceeds expectations for corporate, incentive and association groups.

http://www.meetingescrow.com

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PACIFIC WORLD AND ACCESS GLOBAL DESTINATION INDEX REPORT IDENTIFIES TOP DESTINATIONS FOR MEETINGS, INCENTIVES AND CONFERENCES

March 1, 2016

PACIFIC WORLD AND ACCESS GLOBAL DESTINATION INDEX REPORT IDENTIFIES TOP DESTINATIONS FOR MEETINGS, INCENTIVES AND CONFERENCES
Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore recognized as top destinations in Asia

Italy and France most popular in Europe, UAE top destination in Middle East
Texas, Florida and Las Vegas top the list in the USA

Results from a recent global Destination Index, compiled by the leading Global DMC and Event Management Companies, Pacific World (www.pacificworld.com) and ACCESS Destination Services (www.accessdmc.com), have identified the top destinations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States for meetings and incentives.

Patricia Silvio, Global Marketing Manager, Pacific World, commented, “The Pacific World global Destination Index report identifies each year the countries and cities most thriving within the meetings, incentives and conferences industries. This year overarching themes that led to an increase in popularity were improvements in transportation/flights, an increase in venues and hotels, investment in technology, attractive exchange rates, and safety and stability.”

Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore were recognised as the top countries in Asia for meetings and incentives, with Bangkok and Bali voted as the most popular cities, and meetings and incentives being the most requested event types in Singapore. Governmental stability, attractive exchange rates and improved flight connections were factors contributing to the increased attention from source markets including North America, Australia and other Asian regions.

In Europe, France and Italy were identified as the top countries for meetings and incentives. Improved transport links and investment in infrastructure resulting in the opening of a number of new hotels and venues were factors accountable for the fact that Milan and Paris have both been voted as the most popular European cities for Meetings and Incentives, with increased interest from source markets such as the Middle East, USA, UK, Germany, and Brazil.

The UAE was recognised as the most popular destination for incentives and conferences in the Middle East, with the UK, Saudi Arabia and India identified as the key source markets placing inbound business into the destination. Accessible flight routes, new hotels, and an investment of time and resources in the latest technology and set-ups to facilitate large-scale events have pushed the UAE to the top of the list.

Texas topped the list as the most popular destination for meeting and events in the USA, followed by Florida and Las Vegas. New venues, restaurants and an increase in international and regional flights have boosted the popularity of these destinations while the abundance  of available VIP experiences have established Dallas, San Antonio, Miami, and Las Vegas as key cities for conference and incentives in the U.S.

For more details about the Destination Index, please go to: www.pacificworld.com

 


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