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Mice Asia Net : July 2008
industry acronyms Acronym: (n) a word formed from the initial letters of several words in the name or names of a series of words. We thought it timely to provide readers who may be new to the industry with a guide to some of the better-known MICE industry acronyms. GeneraL PCO – professional conference organiser FOC – free of charge MICE – meetings, incentives, conventions & events BE – business events VIP – very important person IACVB – International Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaux MPI – Meeting Planners International IAPCO – International Association of Professional Conference Organisers ICCA – International Congress & Convention Association AIME – Asia Pacific Incentive & Meetings Expo BECA – Business Events Council of Australia FIT – Frequently Independent Traveller DMC – Destination Management Company ISES – International Special Events Society SITE – Society of Incentive Travel Executives IT&CMA – Incentive Travel & Conventions Meetings Asia IT&CM – Incentive Travel & Conventions Meetings (China) GIBTM – Gulf Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings EIBTM – European Incentive & Business Travel Meetings (Barcelona) IMEX – Incentive Travel Meetings & Events (Frankfurt) cOnVentiOn & VisitOrs Bureau STB – Singapore Tourism Board HKTB – Hong Kong Tourism Board JNTO – Japan National Tourist Organisation TCEB – Thailand Convention Exhibition Bureau PCB – Perth Convention Bureau SCVB – Sydney Convention & Visitors Bureau MCVB – Melbourne Convention & Visitors Bureau MGTO – Macau Government Tourist Office CRCB – Cairns & Region Convention Bureau NTCB – Northern Territory Convention Bureau TA – Tourism Australia TCB – Tasmania Convention Bureau KNTO – Korean National Tourism Organisation CNTO – China National Tourist Office Singapore 26 Departments 1 Editor’s LEttEr 14 Upfront BriEfs 18 Upfront intErnationaL 25 Q&a 68 VEnUE UpdatE 72 pEopLE mice issues 4 ConCErn at rising fUEL Costs 9 asia grows in popULarity 13 BEhind thE sCEnEs 19 EVEnt MarkEting 23 BaCkstagE 24 Cross CULtUraL intELLigEnCE aDDitiOnaL Features & repOrts 6 China’s potEntiaL PATA report predicts strong opportunities 10 ExhiBitions We preview upcoming shows 21 MiddLE East Growth Report 26 singaporE 35 MaCaU 40 MaLaysia 52 ConVEntion CEntrE PICC 54 aUstraLia 64 soUth afriCa case stuDy 16 hEinEkEn groUp in rUssia 30 B4E gLoBaL sUMMit in singaporE 33 sEntosa inCEntiVE 44 shELL BUsinEss wEEk 58 aMway in aUstraLia Proud to be a member of miceASIA.net circulation - 17,906 CAB audited Circulation 17,906 March 2008 The contents of miceAsia.net which are covered by copyright may not be reproduced or copied without the written permission of the publisher. Opinions expressed in articles are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher. miceasia.net does not accept responsibility for damage to, or loss of, unsolicited material submitted for publication. The content and accuracy of advertisements accepted are the responsibility of the advertiser. All prices and conditions quoted in miceasia.net are based on the latest information received. The publisher cannot be held responsible for any inconvenience or expense resulting from a subsequent alteration to prices or conditions. ¾ mice.net