Superstar Ed Sheeran may grace the cover of this edition of MIX, but it was Karen Kwan, the event and MICE director at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, who worked behind the scenes with promoters and her team to create Sheeran’s first outdoor gig in the city. In Spotlight we investigate the darker underbelly of hotels and business travel, particularly how criminals use the industry to conceal human trafficking modern slavery activities. We bring you a splendid case study in the form of a Baroque-themed gala in the hills of Rome for 4,000 lawyers from across the world. Our Explore features visit Shanghai and East China, Busan and Jeju in Korea, Thailand, and the Malaysian island state of Penang. All this and the “human side” of biometrics, artificial intelligence, and virtual and augmented reality in Agenda. Enjoy the issue!
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.