Times are changing, and while Singapore remains the number one Asian city for meetings and events, destinations such as Beijing, Taiwan and Melbourne are being recognised among the most prominent MICE cities in the region.
This is according to American Express’ (AMEX) '2016 Global Meetings and Events Forecast', which ranks the region’s top 10 MICE cities according to destination analysis from the previous year.
The listing is as follows:
Photo: Screenshot from Forecast
The same three cities dominated this year as last. Singapore came out on top for the second year in a row, while Shanghai and Hong Kong/Macau traded places to fall second and third respectively.
Beijing was a new entry this year, coming in at a respectable fourth. Other newcomers, Melbourne and Taiwan, stole seventh and tenth place respectively.
Tokyo climbed up one place from last year, ranking sixth. Sydney, Bangkok and Bali all fell from fourth to fith, sixth to eight and fifth to ninth place respectively.
Having placed last year, Seoul, New Delhi and Vietnamese cities Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi all dropped off the 2016 list.