Questex and SACEOS to Host AMITE 2015 at Marina Bay Sands Singapore

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ASIA Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange

[space size=”1″]SINGAPORE (Dec. 9, 2014) [space size=”1″] The second annual Asia Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (AMITE) will host leading MICE buyers from long-haul markets on 1 July, 2015 at Marina Bay Sands Singapore.[space size=”1″]
AMITE is the Asian edition of the Global Meetings & Incentive Travel Exchange (GMITE) portfolio, the world’s leading MICE exchange program serving the industry for the last 10 years. AMITE is produced by Questex Hospitality + Travel in partnership with the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS).[space size=”1″]
“AMITE 2015 will not be a typical buyers-meet-sellers travel exchange,” said Janet Tan-Collis, SACEOS President and CEO of East West Planners. “As a professional meeting planner, I know that the week long program provides buyers with insights and value that is more valuable than a simple free trip. It’s crucial that the time spent at AMITE is meaningful and productive.”[space size=”1″]
Participation in AMITE is by invitation only and limited to qualified, high-volume MICE travel buyers with Asia products on their current or past books and near-future plans.[space size=”1″]
“To ensure a positive experience, the interactive format of AMITE 2015 is designed to keep participants actively engaged,” said Marilyn McHugh, Questex Hospitality + Travel vice president, global events. “Suppliers will have the exclusive opportunity to interact with buyers and feature their products throughout the process.”[space size=”1″]
AMITE 2015 will be held in conjunction with the Fifth Annual Singapore MICE Forum (SMF), organised by SACEOS. Buyers at AMITE 2015 will be invited to attend the opening SMF keynote address as special guests of SACEOS.[space size=”1″]
In additional to guaranteed and scheduled one-to-one meetings between
sought-after buyers and reputable suppliers, AMITE 2015 will offer participants networking opportunities, including a welcome cocktail reception and gala dinner.[space size=”1″]
Suppliers and buyers at AMITE 2014 participated in over 340 one-to-one meetings in a single day. Travel suppliers at AMITE 2014 included tourism boards, convention and exhibition bureaus, cruise lines, destination marketing companies, luxury hotels and convention centers.[space size=”1”]
“AMITE was very well planned and executed, and buyers attending had true potential for MICE business to the Asia Pacific region,” said Dominik Trimborn, complex deputy director of sales and marketing for The St. Regis Bali Resorts and The Laguna, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Bali.[space size=”1″]
Wahyu Listyo Adi, Asia World Indonesia manager of events, lauded the experience, saying, “Everything from the meeting appointments, networking lunch and dinners were well organized and gave us an opportunity to present our products and to meet quality buyers as well as suppliers.”[space size=”1”]
“The one-to-one meetings were very fruitful,” said Agnes Csiszar, Incentive Department head for Vista Travel Center, a travel agency from Poland. “I am glad that AMITE had suppliers from all over South East Asia. I learned a lot about Singapore and Sarawak. I truly believe it will help me to promote Asia more than I did in the past.”[space size=”1”]
Her sentiments were echoed by Nongnart Tirasilpa, associate general manager of Your Meeting Incentive Services, who said, “It was a very pleasant and informative event. I met interesting suppliers and I now have a better knowledge of Singapore and the region.”[space size=”1”]
Participation at AMITE 2015 is limited for both buyers and suppliers. To inquire about the hosted buyer program, contact Daniel Chan, Questex Hospitality + Travel content manager, at dchan@questexasia.com. Travel-related suppliers who would like to showcase their destinations, products or services should contact Kitty Wong, Questex Hospitality + Travel business development
manager, at kittywong@questexasia.com. For more information, visit questexevents.net/AMITE [space size=”1″]
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About Asia Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange[space size=”1″]
Leveraging the successful one-to-one appointment formula founded with sister event, Incentive Travel Exchange, AMITE brings together hand-picked buyers and invitation-only suppliers for strategic one-to-one meetings, results-driven networking opportunities and dynamic team-building exercises – all focused on fostering long-term relationships with major Asian MICE players. AMITE brings together pre-qualified buyers from Europe and North America and leading Asian suppliers of meeting and incentive travel for one day of pre-arranged, one-to-one meetings and non-stop networking.[space size=”1″]
About Questex Hospitality + Travel[space size=”1″]
Questex Travel Group, a division of Questex Hospitality + Travel, serves travel marketers globally through its TravelAgentCentral.com, LuxuryTravelAdvisor.com, TravelAgentUniversity and International Meetings Review online portals. It operates the leading luxury travel booking site, FiveStarAlliance.com, publishes Travel Agent and Luxury Travel Advisor magazines and produces leisure events: Luxury Travel Exchange International, ULTRA Luxury Summit, Young Travel Leaders Conference and Hawaii Travel Exchange and MICE events: Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges and CONFEC conferences.[space size=”1″]
Questex Hospitality + Travel also provides business development, marketing and training services to national tourism organizations/destination marketing associations, hotel, gaming, resort and cruise companies, online travel agencies and travel advisors worldwide. Questex Hospitality + Travel is a division of Questex Media Group LLC, headquartered in Newton, Mass., with offices throughout the world.[space size=”1″]
About SACEOS[space size=”1″]
Since 1979, SACEOS has contributed significantly in making Singapore the best event venue for Asia. Dedicated to shaping the future of Singapore’s exhibitions, conventions and meeting industry, SACEOS works closely with the Singapore Government, Singapore Exhibition Convention Bureau to chart the industry’s growth path and further the island state’s position as an International Exhibition City and Regional Convention Hub in Asia.[space size=”1″]
Another key contribution by SACEOS, is continuing education and training for the MICE industry at large. Establishing internationally recognised accreditation programmes, creates continuing education environment for working professionals to upgrade.[space size=”1″]
For further information, please contact:[space size=”1″]
Kitty Wong
Business Development Manager Questex Hospitality + Travel [space size=”1″]Tel: +852 2589 1317[space size=”1″]/ E-mail: KittyWong@questexasia.com [space size=”1″]Website: www.questexevents.net/AMITE[space size=”1″]
Christine Toguchi
SACEOS
Tel: (65) 9185-6168
E-mail: christine@saceos.org.sg
Website: http://www.saceos.org.sg/[space size=”1″]

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