Young people, the seeds of the future will take center stage at AFECA (The Asian Federation of Exhibition & Convention Associations) when it kicks off its first ever AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge.The Challenge will pit students from colleges and universities from across Asia to compete in this MICE-knowledge event when the join together. As with the previous two events, the last AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge 2019 had received positive and proactive responses across Asia. A total of 14 teams from 8 AFECA member countries / areas were at last year’s competition. All the participants had expressed that the competition was a very fulfilling and rewarding experience. It was an excellent and unique opportunity for the participants to connect with many peers from other participating countries / areas to inspire ideas. As such, we are very excited to organize the 5th AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge which will be open to all students attending an accredited university or college within Asia. It is a platform for the future Asian MICE talents to outwit other participants by showcasing their genius novel event and convince the judges why their country/area is THE BEST MICE destination in Asia! We are expecting more schools/countries participating this year as we have already received overwhelming interest from various countries / areas, especially those who had participated in our previous events with fulfilling experience. Organize your team today and take this golden opportunity to connect with the Asian MICE industry! Only registrations made through the respective AFECA Association Member country / area will be accepted.

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The AFECA Asian Awards is an annual regional event to celebrate and acknowledge excellence in the exhibition and convention industry. This is also to recognize the contributions of AFECA members in the global marketplace.

Organised by the Asian Federation of Exhibitions and Convention Associations (AFECA), the 2019 AFECA Awards aims to:

● Promote MICE industry best practices in Asia
● Maintain the high standards of exhibitions, conferences , events and related activities and services in the region
● Recognize members of the Association in their pursuit for excellence in the professional service
● Present a platform for sharing industry know-how to be competitive in the regional/global markets

AFECA provides awards in the following seven categories:

● Outstanding Trade Exhibition Award
● Outstanding Consumer Exhibition Award
● Outstanding Convention / Congress Award
● Outstanding Technology Solutions and Service Award- NEW FOR 2019!
● Outstanding Service Award
> Freight Forwarder
> Stand Contractor
● Outstanding Venue Award
● AFECA Young Professional Award

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As economic growth continues to sweep across the Asia-Pacific, more and more companies are expecting their corporate travel managers to contribute to their business success by asking them to look for door-to-door travel booking solutions, demanding expense integration, and to identify cost saving opportunities.

This was revealed in aSabre Corporate Travel Survey that compiled insight from over 70 corporate travel management companies (TMCs) from across the region.

Almost seven in 10 (65%) respondents admit they are asked to identify cost savings, and this cost-conscious approach is encouraging travel managers to find new ways to minimise spending. While premium economy continues to gain ground in the region, one travel manager in three has recorded an increase of close to 5% in premium economy bookings over the last year.

As travel-related expenses become a central consideration for companies, the survey also reveals that downgrades, shifting reservations from business to economy class, account for close to 40% of their bookings. What’s more, almost one in four have identified a significant increase in their low-cost carrier (LCC) share of volume.

The survey also reveals that 32% of respondents expect solutions that enable mobile booking capacities will become mainstream within the next two years, but only 10% believe that virtual payment solutions will gain widespread acceptance – an unfortunate conclusion, as virtual payments are a tremendous asset for corporate travel management companies looking to optimise their reporting capabilities through rich data capturing, and help to better manage revenue.

Finally, the Sabre Corporate Travel Survey also revealed that robust travel policies and better visibility of the total cost of trips are anticipated to become much more important in the next two years. Travel policy compliance remains an important cause for concern, with 76% of respondents indicating that travellers are using online consumer sites offering lower fares and rates to shop for their travel.

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President Yeh and TAITRA Staff are celebrating Global Exhibition Day at Taiwan Int’l Lighting Show 2019

Global Exhibition Day is coming up on June 5th. Let’s celebrate this mega event by taking a photo with the GED banner. Then send it to the AFECA Taipei Office (afeca@afeca.asia ). We will then create and upload a collage of photos to the Global Exhibition Day Dropbox for members to place on UFI websites.

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