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IT&CMA Programme 2018



Legend
IT&CMA / CTW Asia-Pacific Exhibitor
IT&CMA Buyer (MICE and Luxury Travel)
IT&CMA Buyer (Association)
Speaker
CTW Asia-Pacific Corporate Travel Manager
CTW Asia-Pacific Conference Delegate
Media
Trade Visitor


Correct as at 11 September 2018

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Sept 16
Sunday
12:00
21:00
Booth Set Up (Special Design Only)
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC

 


Sept 17
Monday
09:00
21:00
Booth Set Up (Including Special Design)
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
10:00
17:30
Registration For Exhibitors, Buyers, Corporate Travel Managers, Media, and Speakers
Venue: Registration Counters, Level 22, BCC
11:30
20:00
IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2018 Friendly Golf Game
Venue: Krung Kavee Golf Course & Country Club
Invited Delegates
12:30
17:30
Pre-Show City Tours

 


Sept 18
Tuesday
08:00
17:30
Registration For Exhibitors, Buyers, Corporate Travel Managers, Media, and Speakers
Venue: Registration Counters, Level 22, BCC
08:00
09:30
ICCA-TTG Passionate Breakfast @ IT&CMA
Graceful Powers
The roles women play in the business events industry have come a long way, and now female leaders are at the forefront of meetings and events management, making up a large part of the workforce. But there is still much the industry can do to encourage gender diversity at the leadership level – a move that brings proven commercial benefit and improved work-life balance for all. It seeks to celebrate the role of women in the industry through personal stories shared by incredible female achievers in our midst. Each storyteller will reveal how they have navigated through their career development and eventual leadership role. And the collective story will be of perseverance and strength.

PRESENTER
Karen Yue, Group Editor, TTG Travel Trade Publishing
Suprabha Moleeratanond, ICCA Honorary Member
Panga Vathanakul, Managing Director, Royal Cliff Hotels Group
Jane Vong Holmes, Senior Manager – Asia, GainingEdge
Mona Manap, Founder & CEO, Place Borneo

Venue: World Ballroom C, Level 23, BCC
09:00
09:30
Asian MICE Cruise Conference Breakfast Reception
Venue: Pre-function Area outside World Ballroom, Level 23, BCC
09:00
17:30
IMEX-MPI-MCI-IT&CMA Future Leaders Forum 2018
Supported by Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), and Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA)

Venue: Lotus Suite 3 & 4, Level 22, BCC
Invited Delegates
09:30
09:40
Asian MICE Cruise Conference
Welcome Remarks
SPEAKER
Darren Ng, Managing Director, TTG Asia Media

Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
09:40
10:40
Asian MICE Cruise Conference
Cruise CEO Panel
Hear from a panel of global cruise CEOs why Asia is the next cruise playground, what their strategies and plans are for the region, what their hopes are for MICE cruise development in the region.

MODERATOR
Karen Yue, Group Editor, TTG Travel Trade Publishing

PANELLISTS
Michael Goh, Director, Star Cruise Travel Service Pte Ltd.
Angie Stephen, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Steve Bloss, Co-Founder and President, Worldwide Cruise Associates

Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
10:40
11:00
Asian MICE Cruise Conference Networking Coffee Break
Venue: Pre-function Area outside World Ballroom, Level 23, BCC
11:00
12:00
Asian MICE Cruise Conference
MICE Onboard 1: Making The Case For MICE Cruises
Our panel of cruise experts who have a wealth of organising MICE events onboard will debunk the myths and doubts about holding events on board.

MODERATOR
Karen Yue, Group Editor, TTG Travel Trade Publishing

PANELLISTS
Michael Goh, Senior Vice President – International Sales, Genting Cruise Lines
Farriek Tawfik, Southeast Asia Director, Princess Cruises

Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
12:00
12:30
Asian MICE Cruise Conference
MICE Onboard 2: Designing Conferences At Sea
Supported by College of Maritime Studies and Management, Chiangmai University
Learn the trade secrets of designing a successful MICE day onboard a cruise ship. Find out what the benefits are to planners & guests, gain an insight on challenges & how to overcome them, and gain insider tips to creating memorable guest experiences.

PRESENTER
Svend Dalgaard, Conference Cruise Designer, #CruiserByHeart – Conferences at Sea

Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
12:30
14:00
Asian MICE Cruise Conference Networking Lunch
Venue: Networking Lounge, Outside Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
12:30
14:00
Asian MICE Cruise Conference Hosted Luncheon By Princess Cruises
Venue: Lotus Suite 5, Level 22, BCC
Invited Buyers Only
15:00
15:30
Pre-Opening Refreshments
Venue: Pre-Function Area Outside World Ballroom, Level 23, BCC
15:30
16:00
Briefing for Exhibitors and Buyers
Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
16:00
16:10
Opening & Welcome Remarks
SPEAKER
Darren Ng, Managing Director, TTG Asia Media

Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
16:10
17:10
Keynote Address
Transforming Your Audience Engagement
The traditional methods of event marketing in the MICE industry is undergoing a transformation, moving away from a linear speaker-delegate approach towards a more experiential experience that uses new tools and engagement models to encourage more personal and community participation. The speaker and panel looks at what makes an experiential event effective and successful? They will also discuss how the industry can leverage opportunities to build greater brand sustainability and get higher ROI, and how MICE planners can work with marketers and influencers from multi disciplines to improve the way they engage with audiences.

PRESENTER & PANELLIST
Martin Nydegger, CEO, Switzerland Tourism

MODERATOR
Oscar Cerezales, COO, MCI Asia-Pacific

PANELLISTS
Nichapa Yoswee, Vice President – Business, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)
Daniel Chua, Vice President – Meetings & Incentives, Singapore Associations of Conventions and Exhibition Organisers (SACEOS)

Venue: World Ballroom A&B, Level 23, BCC
17:10
18:00
Sundowner - Buyers Meet Sellers
Join us for some refreshments and finger food for all buyers and sellers!

Venue: Networking Lunch Area, Outside Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
18:00
22:00
Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception
Theme: Thailand Limited
Dresscode: Colourful
Hosted By Thailand Convention And Exhibition Bureau

Venue: GMM Live House @ CentralWorld, 8th Floor

Sept 19
Wednesday
09:00
18:00
Registration For Trade Visitors
Venue: Registration Counters, Level 22, BCC
09:00
18:00
IT&CMA Exhibition and Appointment Sessions
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
Appointments

Exhibition
09:00
12:30
IMEX-MPI-MCI-IT&CMA Future Leaders Forum 2018
Supported by Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), and Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA)

Venue: Lotus Suites 3 & 4, Level 22, BCC
Invited Delegates
09:30
10:30
Association Day Forum 1
Hosted by GainingEdge
Meetings Legacy: More Than Bed Nights
Associations can leave more than footprints at the conclusion of their meetings – they can start the wheels churning and broaden the scope from bed nights to long term impacts for their host destinations. Traditionally, meetings and conventions are measured by the number of delegates, room nights and direct expenditure. However, today we believe that the legacy from hosting these events are far more valuable.

MODERATOR
Jane Vong Holmes, Senior Manager Asia, GainingEdge

PANELLISTS
Richard Holmes, Director, International Bureau For Epilepsy
Dr Ishwar Gilada, President, AIDs Society of India
Noor Ahmad Hamid, Regional Director (Asia Pacific), ICCA
Dr Jof Calstas, Secretary-General, International Institute of Journalism and Culture

Venue: Lotus Suite 5, Level 22, BCC
11:00
12:00
Association Day Forum 2
Hosted by ICCA and World PCO Alliance
A Hot Debate: Why do you need a PCO when you can organise your own conference!!
When it comes to organising events, associations have to consider whether the conference should be organised in-house, using a company’s own staff resources and expertise, or outsourced to a professional conference organiser (PCO). For the first time ever, the session will be conducted in a debate style format with two sides– PCO as proposer and Association as opposer. There is no such thing as right or wrong, but rather to find out what is the best alternative in ensuring the best conference and delegate experience.

MODERATOR
Noor Ahmad Hamid, Regional Director (Asia Pacific), ICCA

PROPOSER
Monimita Sarkar, Managing Director, KW Conferences Pvt. Ltd.
Amos Wong, CEO, AOS Conventions & Events

OPPOSER
Octavio B. Peralta, Secretary General, Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP)
Iain Bitran, Executive Director, The International Society For Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)

Venue: Lotus Suite 5, Level 22, BCC
12:30
13:45
Hosted Luncheon by Busan Tourism Organization
Venue: Lotus Suite 1, Level 22, BCC
Invited Buyers Only
12:30
13:45
Hosted Luncheon by Dubai Business Events
Venue: Lotus Suite 9, Level 22, BCC
Invited Buyers Only
12:30
13:45
Hosted Luncheon by Japan by JTB
Venue: Lotus Suite 12, Level 22, BCC
Invited Buyers Only
12:30
13:45
Networking Luncheon
Venue: Buyers’ Lounge, Outside Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
Invited Delegates
14:00
15:00
Incentive Forum 1
Re-discovering The Link Between Motivation and Incentives
What’s your motivation to change? This session will equip participants with the “whys” of incentive travel: why incentive travel works as a vehicle for loyalty and engagement, and how it can be used as a tool to foster behaviour change.

PRESENTER
Hugo Slimbrouck, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Ovation Global DMC

Venue: Lotus Suite 5, Level 22, BCC
14:15
14:35
Association Day - Destination Presentation by Taiwan Convention & Exhibition Association (TCEA)
Venue: Presentation Area, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
14:40
15:00
Association Day - Destination Presentation by Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)
Venue: Presentation Area, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
15:05
15:25
Association Day - Destination Presentation by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB)
Venue: Presentation Area, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
15:30
17:30
Association Day - Business Appointments Sessions
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
15:30
17:30
CTW Asia-Pacific Business Appointments Sessions
Venue: CTW Asia-Pacific Pavillion, Level 22, BCC
15:30
16:30
Incentive Forum 2
Creative Ideas For Incentive Travel
Running out of creative ideas for incentive travel experiences? Losing market share? This session looks at the latest propositions that will get the attention of incentive planners. From ‘precinct’ to ‘experience concept’ selling, this workshop is aimed at assisting the next generation sellers to stand out from their competitors, particularly sales executives from hotels and destination management companies.

PRESENTER
El Kwang, Founder and CEO, Untangled and Chairperson of SITE Global Conference Bangkok 2019

Venue: Lotus Suite 5, Level 22, BCC

Sept 20
Thursday
09:00
11:00
CTW Asia-Pacific Business Appointments Sessions
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
09:00
17:00
IT&CMA Exhibition and Appointment Sessions
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
Appointments

Exhibition
09:00
17:00
Registration For Trade Visitors
Venue: Registration Counters, Level 22, BCC
09:30
10:30
Association Day Forum 3
Hosted by SITE
GDPR: Crucial Steps in Building Trust and Value
This session looks at how GDPR is impacting the industry worldwide and examines ways associations to manage and share data. The speaker will highlight examples from Meetings and Incentives and discuss with the panel recommendations and best practices to stay compliant.

MODERATOR
Hugo Slimbrouck, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Ovation Global DMC

PANELLISTS
Mona Manap, Founder & CEO, Place Borneo
Shekhar Niyogi, Consultant Editor, M&IT India (CAT Media)
Nicolette Hughes, Director Product Strategy and Innovation, Association Funds of Australia Ltd

Venue: Lotus Suite 5, Level 22, BCC
11:00
12:00
Association Day Forum 4
Hosted by IAPCO
New Business Models For Your Association
Associations are facing a new reality with gigantic opportunities but also relevant roadblocks. Business Model Innovation is probably the answer to all your challenges. Come and join us in this session where new membership models, research on best cases (associations), monetization of your community and assets plus community building will be analysed under a deep dive perspective.

MODERATOR
El Kwang, Founder and CEO, Untangled and Chairperson of SITE Global Conference Bangkok 2019

PANELLISTS
Dr Jof Calstas, Secretary-General, International Institute of Journalism and Culture
Dr Jia Xiao Fang, President, China International Health & Medical Tourism Association and Secretary General, Belt and Road Healthcare Industry Federation
Wei-Tyng Tsai, Senior Event Manager and Digital Event Strategist, Freaks 4U Gaming GmbH

Venue: Lotus Suite 5, Level 22, BCC
12:30
13:45
17th Sticky Awards Lunch & Travel Marketing Excellence 2018
For All Delegates - Entry by Delegate Badge Only
Venue: Networking Lounge, Outside Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
12:30
13:45
Hosted Luncheon by Desaru Coast
Venue: Lotus Suite 12, Level 22, BCC
Invited Media Only
12:30
13:45
Hosted Luncheon by Marina Bay Sands
Venue: Lotus Suite 11, Level 22, BCC
Invited Buyers Only
14:15
15:15
Experiential Marketing Forum 1
Embracing Digital Transformation for a Better Customer Experience Design
Digital transformation is about being data enabled. Smart use of data collection technology and data innovation will help the marketer sense, analyse, test, validate and design customer experiences that are situation and audience specific.

Instead of guessing , ‘smart organisations’ can know customer preferences, behavioural traits, and their centres of influence and design branded experiences that are aligned. Over time and with smart touchpoint and interaction design, the experience will get better and there is an opportunity to evolve as customer taste changes.

PRESENTER
Azhar Azib, Founder/Principal, Rawonion Decisions

Venue: Lotus Suite 5, Level 22, BCC
14:15
14:35
Association Day - Destination Presentation By Japan by JTB
Venue: Presentation Area, Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
15:05
16:40
Association Day - Business Appointments Sessions
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Level 22, BCC
15:30
16:30
Experiential Marketing Forum 2
Hosted by EventsAir
Setting A Successful Game Plan To Engage Your Audience
In the age of the customer, offering unique and stimulating experiences starts from the very first interaction all the way through to post event. Find out how leading event organisers are using gamification to improve audience engagement and retention using clever event technology solutions.

PRESENTER
Joe Ciliberto, Global Director Sales and Marketing, EventsAir

Venue: Lotus Suite 5, Level 22, BCC

 

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