INDUSTRY leaders in Asia Pacific are holding more webinars this week as people in meetings and events seek ideas on topics ranging from remote working and post-Covid recovery plans to skills training and sharing solidarity.
Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University will host a review of the impact of Covid-19 on the global hotel industry with performance metrics gathered through the week ending last Saturday.
Steve Hood from the STR SHARE Center will present update from the hotel industry including data on current China performance, hotel closures, event cancellations and travel intentions. A brainstorming session will be led by Dr Qu Xiao, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, at PolyU.
The Zoom meeting will be held Friday, April 24, 10-11am Singapore/Hong Kong time.
PCMA is looking to follow the success of its webinar on China: From Crisis to Recovery with a session focusing on Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific Covid-19 Outlook: Is the Worst Over? The webinar takes place tomorrow, April 22, 5pm Singapore time and will hear from Dr Leong How Nam, an infectious diseases physician, who has first-hand experience in managing the Sars and H1N1 pandemics.
Joining Dr Leong will be Lisa Hopkins of Conventions and Incentives New Zealand, Edward Koh, of Singapore Tourism Board and the PCMA’s Antonio Codinach to consider how cities have reacted to this pandemic and how the industry transitions towards a recovery.
TCEB will be giving the opening remarks on an “information and ideas-packed webinar” about restarting and the recovery of Thailand’s business events industry, which is scheduled for 10am (Bangkok time), Thursday, April 23.
Consultant David Barrett will be joined by Sumate Sudasna, president of Thailand Incentive and Convention Association, who will give a market update; Imtiaz Muqbil, executive editor, Travel Impact Newswire, and David Litteken, of BI Worldwide, who will views on the incentives and meetings market across Asia Pacific.
Team Building Asia is continuing the CXO Web Meeting Series with LOCKDOWN! How to Increase Innovation and Engagement, 11am (Singapore/Hong Kong time; 2pm Sydney/Melbourne) this Friday, April 24.
Author Natalie Turner will be joining fellow speaker Tim Wade and TBA’s David Simpson to share insights on increasing employee engagement, resilience and innovation during times of isolation and uncertainty.