2019 Association Days Forums

25 September and 26 September 2019

Association Day - Forum 1 | 25 September 2019 | Time: 0900 - 1000hrs | Lotus Suite 5, Level 22, BCC
Association Development - Investing in a Sustainable Future (Hosted by GainingEdge)

Associations play a critical role in helping drive the development of knowledge economies. They provide collaborative forums for discussion, knowledge sharing, innovation, discovery and creation. A strong community of associations benefits economic development and growth. Through hosting international conventions, they also help to promote local innovation and exports to a global audience. This session explores how countries across the Asia Pacific are starting to give due recognition to this sector and the initiatives supporting association development. It also looks at what support exists to encourage associations to bid for and host international conventions.

  • Mike Williams, Senior Consultant and Partner, GainingEdge
  • Amelia Roziman, COO, Sarawak Convention Bureau

  • Jan Tan, Director, Enterprise Promotion Centres Pte Ltd

  • Olivia Jia, Senior Manager, IME Consulting

Association Day - Forum 2 | 25 September 2019 | Time: 0900 - 1000hrs | Lotus Suite 6, Level 22, BCC
Keeping International Association Meetings Relevant (Hosted by IAPCO)

International association meetings are going through fundamental changes – in the race for relevance, they have to compete with more regional approaches to conferences, while navigating through compliance issues and fundraising challenges. A delegate first approach and incorporating various channels for education and learning are key to a successful international meeting. In this session, we will look at the latest developments in international association meetings and will highlight some best practices from around the world.

  • Martin Boyle, CEO, IAPCO
  • Mathias Posch, President, IAPCO & International Conference Services (ICS)

  • Jan Tonkin, Immediate Past President IAPCO; Chair Training Academy; Managing Director, The Conference Company, Auckland, New Zealand

Association Day - Forum 3 | 26 September 2019 | Time: 0900 - 1000hrs | Lotus Suite 5, Level 22, BCC
Face Off: Should CVBs and PCOs Work Together For Greater Success? (Hosted by ICCA & WPCOA)

  • Noor Ahmad Hamid, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, ICCA
  • Ikuko Nishimura, General Manager, Tokyo Office, Convention Business Division, Congress Corporation

  • Nancy Tan, Founder and Managing Director, Ace:Daytons Direct (International) Pte Ltd

Association Day - Forum 4 | 26 September 2019 | Time: 0900 - 1000hrs | Lotus Suite 6, Level 22, BCC
The Future of Incentives – 10 Things You Need to Know (Hosted by SITE)

Incentive Travel is the fastest growing, highest yield segment of the MICE/Business Events Industry. And it is also evolving significantly from luxury to authenticity, from productivity enhancer to corporate culture builder, from main hubs to secondary destinations. Come and learn how Incentive Travel is fundamentally changing and discover the top 10 trends that shape the future of this highly valued travel segment.

  • Max Boontawee Jantasuwan, President, SITE Thailand Chapter