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2017 Association Days Forums
Held On 27 September and 28 September 2017 | Lotus Suite 5, Level 22, BCC

Association Day - Forum 1 | 27 September 2017 | Time: 0930 - 1030hrs
Navigating the Changing Landscape for Association Meetings and Events

As the industry undergoes evolution from organizational restructuring and downsizing, budget cuts and increasing diversified needs, association event planners now face new considerations and priorities in destination selection. How are hoteliers, CVBs and PCOs adjusting to the new demands in meeting space and design requirements and how are they catering to the needs of both younger and older meeting planners who have differing preferences.

 Moderator:  TBC



Association Day - Forum 2 | 27 September 2017 | Time: 1100 - 1200hrs
Fostering Greater Regional Association Collaboration 

The increasing economic ties among ASEAN, China and the EU have opened doors of opportunity for greater collaboration, integrated activities and information-sharing by associations worldwide. These stronger partnerships also lead the development of a more vibrant and independent association landscape in the Asia-Pacific region. In China, many local associations are reshaping to broaden their appeal and gain global relevance as a result of the recent loosening of state control of trade associations. How can international associations benefit from fostering closer ties with counterparts the Asia Pacific? What benefits can associations in the region offer to their international partners?



 Panellists:  TBC

Association Day - Forum 3 | 28 September 2017 | Time: 0930 - 1030hrs
Leveraging Digital Technologies in your Audience Engagement

How are association meeting providers utilizing social media, digital apps and other new forms of technologies like event tech, to build a closer relationship with the audience and create sustainable communities? What are the success stories of those who have used these solutions to develop hybrid, multidisciplinary approaches that offer increased benefits and privileges to their target audience?

 Presenter:   TBC
Association Day - Forum 4 | 28 September 2017 | Time: 1100 - 1200hrs
Alternative Meeting Destinations

The growth of smaller locations have raised the appeal of non-traditional destinations enabling planners to explore new realms in the industry with increased flexibility and cost savings. How are venues in Asia Pacific capturing these opportunities in the market today? What are the value, benefits, and risks of doing association meetings at these sites?

 Presenter:   TBC

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