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2021 Virtual Event Schedule
(GMT+8)

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DATE/TIME TUESDAY
28 September
WEDNESDAY
29 September
THURSDAY
30 September
0000hrs - 2359hrs Meeting Hub and Networking Conversations
28 Sep 1000hrs to 30 Sep 2359hrs
1000hrs – 1900hrs Unlimited Walk-In Meets
Except lunch break at 1310hrs to 1410hrs
1000hrs Knowledge Sessions
Release / On Demand
   
1030hrs Buyer Procurement Showcases
Release / On Demand
1030hrs – 1210hrs Scheduled Meets 1 to 4 Scheduled Meets 9 to 12 Scheduled Meets 17 to 20
1210hrs – 1230hrs Brand Showcase Presentation 1
Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB)
Release / On Demand
1210hrs – 1310hrs
Hosted Live Session by

1210hrs – 1310hrs
Mini Theme Roadshow by
Thai MICE Cities






1230hrs – 1250hrs Brand Showcase Presentation 2
Melbourne Convention Bureau
Release / On Demand
1250hrs – 1310hrs Brand Showcase Presentation 3
Tourism Promotion Board - Philippines
Release / On Demand
1310hrs – 1410hrs Lunch Break
1410hrs – 1545hrs Scheduled Meets 5 to 8 Scheduled Meets 13 to 16 Scheduled Meets 21 to 24
1545hrs – 1605hrs Brand Showcase Presentation 4
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)
Release / On Demand
1545hrs to 1645hrs
Mini Theme Roadshow by
1545hrs - 1645hrs
Hosted Live Session by
Thai MICE Cities
1605hrs – 1625hrs Brand Showcase Presentation 5
Thai MICE Cities
Release / On Demand
1625hrs – 1645hrs Brand Showcase Presentation 6
Taipei City Government
Release / On Demand
1645hrs – 1705hrs Brand Showcase Presentation 7
Gyeonggi Tourism Organization
Release / On Demand
1650hrs to 1720hrs
Live Knowledge Conversations
HOSTED BY

Meetings (Un)interrupted
1650hrs to 1720hrs
Live Knowledge Conversations
HOSTED BY

Future of Incentive Travel
1705hrs – 1725hrs
1725hrs – 1900hrs Bonus Scheduled Meets 1 to 4 Bonus Scheduled Meet 5 to 8 Bonus Scheduled Meet 9 to 12
Knowledge Sessions

28 September, 1000hrs On-demand till 30 September 2359hrs

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CTW Asia-Pacific Corporate Travel Knowledge Sessions

HOSTED BY


Leveraging Transferrable Skills
We all have transferable skills that are more important to leverage than ever before. Discussion with successful leaders who navigated from hotels to airlines & for profit to non-profit.

WINiT by GBTA

PRESENTER
Alison Taylor, Chief Customer Officer, American Airlines
Beth Kinerk, Senior Vice President, Avis Budget Group


A Holistic Look at Workforce Risk Management
Working remotely has blurred lines between work-life and home-life. Employers are realizing that the responsibility to the workforce extends beyond just their travelers. In this session we will explore the changing Duty of Care responsibilities for the entire workforce, how to identify and communicate risks to the organization, and how to engage with suppliers to contribute to the overall success of your organization’s Workforce Risk Mitigation Plan. This along with the measures organizations need to put in place to resume international travel whilst meeting their Duty of Care obligations.

PRESENTER
Xavier Carn, Vice President EMEA Security, International SOS
Emanuele Scansani, Director of Partnerships & Strategic Relations, Riskline


Meet with Confidence. How to Protect Your Company and Your Travelers
This session will highlight the contract changes, processes and clauses that have emerged as a result of Covid-19 impacting both groups & meetings and business travel. Attendees will walk away with the most current understanding and definition of some key contract clauses, along with transformational considerations when booking your groups and meetings. This session will be loaded with reference materials to help navigate the days ahead, protecting your company and your travelers so they can meet with confidence.

PRESENTER
Leanne Fowler, Director of Account Management, Capita Travel and Events
Ciaran Delaney, CEO and Founder, Meetingsbooker.com


The ROI of Business Travel & Meetings
Due to COVID, the entire premise that travel is a business requirement is under scrutiny. CFOs will be reluctant to give back travel budget without asking questions. Travel Managers need a deep understanding of their programs and its data. Along with their traditional tasks, Travel Managers will now need to work with their colleagues throughout the company to justify the need for travel in economic terms. This session will provide key metrics and measurements helping to define the ROI of business travel & meetings.

PRESENTER
Bruce Kopkin, Vice President Sales & Marketing, DVI Inc.
Sharlene Ketwaroo-Nanoo, Category Manager Travel & Meetings, Rogers Communications
Crystal Toupin, Principal Account Manager, Partnerships, Cvent


No Traveler Left Behind – DE&I Strategies
DE&I Strategies to incorporate into your travel program. Is your travel program guilty of boiler plating and putting your travelling workforce at risk? Give it a reboot in 2021 by bringing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion into your Duty of Care Program through learning to identify the specific needs of travelers and manage their associated risks. Duty of Care isn't one-size-fits-all, and not all travelers are the same; determining how to mitigate unique risks impacting travelers is crucial for their safety.

PRESENTER
Suzanne Sangiovese, Commercial & Communications Director, Riskline

IT&CM Asia MICE Knowledge Sessions

HOSTED BY


Next 6 Months' Travel Outlook for Asia-Pacific
Global travel took the hardest hit ever in 2020. As we approach the final quarter in 2021, what does the next 6 months' travel outlook for Asia-Pacific look like in terms of sentiment and bookings? How are the various green lanes and travel corridors panning out? Are there further bright spots in travel recovery? Hear from a panel of industry experts on their latest insights behind the current trends shaping the recovery of MICE and Corporate Travel in the region. Session takeaways include: overview of latest Asia-Pacific travel trajectories from green lanes to travel corridors; 6-month air bookings forecast for the region; opportunities, challenges, bright spots and dark horses for regional MICE business events and corporate travel recovery.

MODERATOR
Jameson Wong, Vice President Strategic Clients & Partnerships, APAC, ForwardKeys

PANELLISTS
James Ellis, Director of Sales, Asia, FCM Travel
Kenny Yong, Founder & Group CEO, Fireworks Trade Media Group


HOSTED BY

Trends 2021 and beyond: 10 developments and trends we see today that will impact on the meetings industry tomorrow
In this session, we'll explore how the pandemic has created new opportunities through virtual technologies, a new focus on the value of content, the need to be as agile and flexible in programming a conference and the future of business travel.

PRESENTER
Mathias Posch, Immediate Past President and Chair of Training Academy, IAPCO, and President, International Conference Services Ltd.


HOSTED BY


Meetings (Un)interrupted
Almost two years on from when meetings everywhere first got disrupted by the pandemic, how are associations redesigning the ways they engage their members and how has this change impacted their operations and financial well-being. How have associations members reacted to all the changes? How did the interruption affect meeting support (e.g. PCO/ venue) selection? What is the impact for destinations? What can we learn from association operation leaders’ experiences and how can the industry prepare to move forward?

PRESENTER
Waikin Wong, Regional Director Asia Pacific, ICCA
Octavio B Peralta, Secretary-general, Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP); Founder, President and CEO, The Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE); and Pro-tem head of secretariat, Asia-Pacific Federation of Association Organizers (APFAO)
Nichapa Yoswee, Senior Vice President - Business, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau

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HOSTED BY


What are US corporations saying about the future of Incentive Travel?
Join SITE Foundation for an update on their ongoing research with US corporations on the future face of incentive travel as the 2nd phase of this ongoing research program reaches completion. SITE Foundation is conducting three qualitative research studies at intervals in 2021 with the decision makers and budget holders at 50 US corporations who typically deploy incentive travel as a key element in their reward and recognition programs. Discover the emerging results from the 2nd phase of this important research and gain an deep insight into how US corporations are thinking about their incentive travel programs as virus variants continue to hinder progress despite great advancements due to robust vaccination programs.

PRESENTER
Pádraic Gilligan, Chief Marketing Officer, SITE Foundation
Selina Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer, Realm

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Live Knowledge Conversations

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HOSTED BY


September 29, 1650hrs - 1720hrs

Meetings (Un)interrupted
Join this live conversation as we discuss how meeting industry/ service providers could prepare themselves for association meetings moving forward. This includes association resource capacity, brief/ support response, risk management, service providers expectation management, as well as programme design for the current event landscape.

PANELLISTS
Waikin Wong, Regional Director Asia Pacific, ICCA
Octavio B Peralta, Secretary-general, Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP); Founder, President and CEO, The Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE); and Pro-tem head of secretariat, Asia-Pacific Federation of Association Organizers (APFAO)
Angeline van den Broecke, Founder & Principal Consultant, Altis Business Solutions Sdn Bhd
Nooch Homrossukhon, Director of Conventions, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau

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HOSTED BY


September 30, 1650hrs - 1720hrs

Future of Incentive Travel
Join this live conversation on what the results of the future of Incentive Travel research might mean for the Asia-Pacific region.

PRESENTER
Pádraic Gilligan, Chief Marketing Officer, SITE Foundation

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Buyer Procurement Showcases

28 September, 1030hrs On-demand till 30 September 2359hrs

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A&A Incentives, Meetings & Conferences, LLC., United States
Presenter: Mario Scozia, Executive Director

Good Day everyone, my Name Is Mario Scozia, I am the Executive Director of A&A Incentives, Meetings & Conferences LLC based in Chicago, Illinois (USA).

As a National USA based company, we specialize in luxury Meetings & Incentives outbound travel. Our goal is to motivate and schedule overseas experience for our clients. In 45 years, we have had a great deal of success in accomplishing our goal due to the fact that we are very knowledgeable of the industry and our destinations, henceforth “knowledge is power”. Our aim is to engeenier unique travel experiences and offer a most exclusive quality product.

Our suppliers relationships are a crucial part of our past and present success and as our partners we enjoy cooperating and support their efforts whilst succeed in delivering an outstanding and unappalled product. I look forward to share our future plans for 2022/2023 during our upcoming meetings with new product suppliers as well as with existing partners.



Alex Art Agencja, Poland
Presenter: Aleksandra Tomczak, President

Alex Art Agency is delighted to share with you our agency's profile, client segments as well as insights to the nature of MICE trips and conferences we organise. Our team is very interested in sourcing for hotel properties, tourist attractions, and cultural events and activities, and wish to highlight our expectations and objectives of being here at IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific.



Free Style, Netherlands
Presenter: Ben Gosman, Managing Director

Free Style is looking for the best Travel Experiences! Our clients are high end and experienced travellers, who have been around and love to travel in the most luxurious way; 5***** deluxe. But mainly want to Experience the best in Life & Travel.

We offer our clients the things that makes them say hmmmm…

When it gets special or difficult and even almost impossible, count us in.



Hesen Almusafer Travel & Tourism, Saudi Arabia
Presenter: Khaled Abdo Qaid Naji, Tourism Manager

Hesen Almusafer Travel & Tourism located in Saudi Arabia , Head office Riyadh it’s a leading travel agents provide all type of tourism services we are delighted to share with you our agency's profile, client segments as well as insights to the nature of MICE trips and conferences we organise. Our team is very interested in sourcing for hotel properties, tourist attractions, and cultural events and activities, and wish to highlight our expectations and objectives of being here at IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific.



Mway Travels and Tours, Sri Lanka
Presenter: Masakeen M Mueen, Founder/Director

Mway is an emerging company, in the field of Travel, Tourism in Sri Lanka. We are well managed DMC, and Incentive Tour Operator. By continuing to invest heavily in our people and technology we are committed to provide with unmatched experience.



Sedunia Travel Services Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Presenter: Gary Oh, Business Development Manager

We are looking for partners and suppliers that will be able to curate completely new experiences for a new kind of travel moving forward.

Partners that will be able provide for all the different needs and genre for families, honeymooners, small groups, and incentive travel among others.

We would like to explore special opportunities for travellers who are classified as special needs and quality experiences.



Travel Counsellor LLC, Dubai
Presenter: Zaim Muhammad, Managing Director

Travel Counsellors is serving since 1994 and has extended to 6 countries. The company has so many awards including Queens award. TC represent strong presence in United Arab Emirates since this region has direct connections with major Airlines and 5* hotels. Our company offers weekend getaway, a honeymoon trip, an adventure troupe, an exciting holiday; anything and everything as per the needs and demands of our clients. The itineraries are personally tailored. These TC have average 22 years of travel Industry experience.

Brand Showcase Presentations

28 September, 1210hrs onwards On-demand till 30 September 2359hrs

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Released 28 September, 1210 – 1230hrs

BElong in Penang
Presenter: Grace Ng, Sales Executive, Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB)


Released 28 September, 1230 – 1250hrs

Ignite Your Imagination in Melbourne
Presenter: Joanna Garrie, Director Corporate Meetings, and Incentives, Melbourne Convention Bureau


Released 28 September, 1250 - 1310hrs

Tourism Promotions Board - Philippines


Released 28 September, 1545 – 1605hrs

Experience the Extraordinary in Thailand
Presenter: Nichapa Yoswee, Senior Vice President - Business, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)


Released 28 September, 1605 – 1625hrs

Thai MICE Cities


Released 28 September, 1625 - 1645hrs

TAIPEI MAKES PERFECTION
Presenter: Tina Chuang, Manager, Taipei MICE Office


Released 28 September, 1645 - 1705hrs

Your next MICE destination, Gyeonggi
Presenter: Min Lee, Assistant Manager, Gyeonggi Tourism Organization

Mini Theme Roadshows


29 September, 1545hrs - 1645hrs
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)

Discover these featured exhibitors from Thailand and their unique offerings:

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort: Inspire business creativity in Chiang Mai’s most innovative meeting venue
Angsana Laguna Phuket: Experience unique meeting venues at Phuket’s finest MICE beach resort
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park: Sirimahannop, a new landmark by the river
Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit: See Bangkok from a new perspective on Sukhumvit road
Dusit Hotels and Resorts: Mice and Dusit Thani Pattaya / Hua Hin
Journey To Asia Co., Ltd: The New normal of business events operations and sustainable events
JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa: Khao Lak's first luxury grand ballroom
Rama Gardens Hotel Bangkok: Hygiene and hybrid conference package
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau: Thailand destination presentation
The Nature Phuket: Chic hotel with relaxing stays









30 September, 1210hrs – 1310hrs
Thai MICE Cities: Northern, Northeastern and Southern

Hosted Live Sessions

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29 September - 1210hrs – 1310hrs

Incentive Fun in TAIWAN!
Join MEET TAIWAN and their 10 outstanding exhibitors as they reveal how fun incentives can be in Taiwan, with prize giveaways to lucky participants in this live session.



30 September, 1545hrs to 1645hrs

Thai MICE Cities: Central and Eastern
Join Thai MICE Cities’ hosted live engagement session. Experience a comprehensive overview of 10 cities across Thailand that would be perfect for your next MICE event. The highlight includes amazing prizes to be won at the interactive question and answer segment.

2021 Virtual Programme Highlights

New 3D Mode Virtual Exhibition NEW!
Discover MICE and Corporate suppliers from across the Asia-Pacific and the world anytime during the 3-day event with 24/7 round the clock access. Powered by the proven and improved OnAIR by EventsAIR.

Up to 24 + 12 Bonus Scheduled Meets (SM)
by Mutual Request NEW!
Each exhibitor or buyer receives up to 8 + 4 x 20min schedulable meeting slots daily over the 3 business-focused event days. New optional bonus SM slots are at timings that enhance meeting opportunities with delegates outside the Asia-Pacific region.

Mutual request for meetings can be done before the event, right up to the 3 actual event days, inclusive.

Brand Showcase Presentations
Tune in first-hand to the latest highlights and developments by participating destination and corporate brands, during 20-min presentations. Released on 28 September at these times and made available on-demand throughout the event till 30 Sep 11.59pm (GMT+8).

1 1210 – 1230hrs 5 1605 – 1625hrs
2 1230 – 1250hrs 6 1625 – 1645hrs
3 1250 – 1310hrs 7 1645 – 1705hrs
4 1545 – 1605hrs 8 1705 – 1725hrs

Mini Theme Roadshows
Discover featured exhibitors in these curated familiarisation sessions, set exclusively away from the exhibition zone.

Knowledge Sessions
Made available on-demand throughout the event from 28 Sep, 10am till 30 Sep 11.59pm (GMT+8), immerse in the year’s hot topics helmed by industry partners with our prolific panel of industry thought leaders and experts.

Flexible Meetings-Your-Way
3 ways to optimise your one-on-one business meeting potential:
(1) mutual request Scheduled Meet (SM) slots (2) unlimited Walk-in Meets (WM), for maximum lead generation throughout the event
(3) Meeting Hub access for exhibitors and buyers only from 28 Sep 10am to 30 Sep 11.59pm (GMT+8).

Daily Unlimited Business Day Walk-In Meets (WM)
In addition to Scheduled Meets (SM), unlimited WMs can take place daily from 10am to 7pm (GMT+8), subject to the Exhibitors’ preferred booth opening hours and Buyers’ online availability. Buyer / Exhibitor can directly request for a WM meet anytime without a prior appointment. Please note the designated break time of 1.10pm to 2.10pm (GMT+8), daily.

Exhibitors and Buyers also have the added convenience of pre-arranging a meet based on mutual availability anytime during the event, including times outside the business day of 10am to 7pm (GMT+8).

Buyer Procurement Showcase
A returning segment featuring MICE, Association and Corporate buyers as they share their procurement requirements with relevant and interested destination and supplier leads. Each showcase is 20-min in duration and is made available on-demand throughout the event from 28 Sep, 10.30am till 30 Sep 11.59pm (GMT+8).

Hosted Live Sessions NEW!
An interactive event segment for buyers and media to exclusively engage with featured destinations / brands over games and activities, and stand a chance to win prizes!

Networking Conversations NEW!
Stretch your social muscles and ignite your own conversations with delegates anytime from 28 Sep 10am to 30 Sep 11.59pm (GMT+8) in this interactive and engaging feature. Plus select from our line-up of scheduled conversations and connect with like-minded peers.

Save The Dates
Let’s Meet In Person Next Year!

20 to 22 September 2022
Bangkok, Thailand