Welcome to our 12th anniversary issue! Spotlight investigates the challenges DMCs face as the demands of clients change and new destinations emerge. Changes are also to the fore between Hong Kong and Macau where a new bridge links some 12 southern China cities into a Greater Bay region. We report on the hopes of business event organisers as they await a big announcement. Our Explore features also cover Dublin, Singapore, Bali and Sarawak. We report on the preparations for AIME in Melbourne, the IMF-World Bank meetings in Bali, a mega incentive at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, a quantum physicist turned Shanghai event planner and much more.
Mix is Asia’s Creative Meetings Magazine for event planners and corporate buyers. It is FREE of charge. Mix takes an innovative and imaginative approach to organising business events, meetings and incentive travel. In our Bulletin section we update readers on new developments. Among our other Regulars, Centre Stage looks at venues, both those specially built to hold events, such as convention centres, or dedicated spaces in hotels or unique venues. Event Bites champions catering and event food trends, while Show Off provides a platform for pictures from your events. In Explore, we look at established as well as up-and-coming destinations that offer the facilities and experiences that corporate buyers are looking for. Let’s Meet in… focuses on a unique destination for conference, incentive and event planners and Take 5 brings you a selection of ideas from a destination. We also carry three destination features, which are rounded off with ideas in Themes and tips from an Insider. Our Agenda section features Voice, where planners and other people in the industry give their opinion; Spotlight, which tackles issues that concern planners and buyers; case studies are the focus of Examine; The Trend highlights new technology and better ways of organising meetings and events, while The Eventist profiles a planner or people on the rise in the industry.