Tuesday, June 28, 2022


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Macau MICE events record 5.4 percent attendance decline in 2019


Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that although a total of 1,536 MICE events were held over the course of 2019, the

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Of MICE and myths


Japan has made MICE business one of the key pillars of its integrated resort policy, though it’s unlikely to topple Singapore as the regional leader.

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Landing swings to H1 loss on drop in gaming business


Landing International Development swung to a loss in the first half due to an 80 percent drop in gaming revenue.

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MICE statistics for the 1st quarter of 2019


Macau saw a rise in MICE events during the first quarter of 2019, increasing by 49 percent year-on-year to 377, according to data from the Statistics

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Sands’ Goldstein: “Our commitment to Japan is immense”


Las Vegas Sands President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Goldstein spoke enthusiastically about his companies prospects and plans in Japan on an investor call on Wednesday.

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Singapore allows $9 billion IR expansion, but raises taxes, entry fees


Singapore has allowed the first major expansion of its integrated resort industry since its two IRs began operating, involving S$9 billion ($6.65 bill

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Lawmakers educated on the role of MICE in IR complexes


The Japan IR Association (JIRA) held its second event within the Diet Building complex on March 5, this time focusing on MICE and the role they are ex

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Tokyo appears likely to sit out first round of IR licensing


The chances that Tokyo will be a bidder for the three IR licenses in the first round looks highly remote after the metropolitan government unveiled additional details about its Tsukiji development plan on Wednesday.

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Hard Rock reveals master plan for Hokkaido


Hard Rock International presented its master plan for Hokkaido at the Hokkaido IR Showcase on Wednesday, including mention of NEC for their facial recognition technology and luxury hospitality brand Four Seasons for their high-end hotels.

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Osaka urged to build huge conference center at Yumeshima IR


The ninth meeting of Osaka’s IR Promotion Conference was held on November 14, and it was agreed that the prospective Yumeshima IR should include an international conference center that can host more than 5000 people, which is nearly double the size...

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Hosoda pushes IR bid on unwilling Okinawa


Hiroyuki Hosoda, a senior ruling party politician, publicly pushed Okinawa to make an IR bid in spite of the fact that the newly-elected Governor Denny Tamaki has stated repeatedly that he opposes such a bid.

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Sands Resorts scoops six top honors at 2018 Marketing Events Awards


Sands Resorts Macao has taken six prestigious accolades at the 2018 Marketing Events Awards recently held in Hong Kong, including two gold awards, a s

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Caesars breaks ground on $375 mln conference center


Caesars Entertainment Corporation has broken ground on its newest development, CAESARS FORUM, a $375 million, 550,000 sq ft conference center in Las V

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Sands hosts four-day tour for event professionals


Sands Resorts Macao in June hosted a four-day, three-night “familiarization” tour for 120 international convention and exhibition professionals an

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Macau visitor spending gains, led by shopping


Spending by visitors to Macau was up 22 percent in the first quarter, with the biggest amount spent on shopping, according to figures from the Statistics and Census Service.

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Sands China offers new promotion aimed at MICE industry


Sands China is bolstering its offerings for the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry with the launch of a new promotional

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Esports, cultural identity and hospitality key to Macau growth


While Macau’s rich cultural history will be key to turning the city into “must-see” tourist destination, there is also an opportunity to improve

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Tokoname begins construction of exhibition center


Last Friday, Tokoname city held its groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Aichi International Exhibition Center, which the municipal aut

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Sands China sees more MICE interest; bridge to help


Sands China President Wilfred Wong says he expects the opening of the bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai to trigger a significant interest in

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