Education for Indian Associations by DTORR

September 20, 2019

Education for Indian Associations by DTORR

DTORR’s latest event ‘Association Education Workshop – 2019’, where Boardroom was present as official media partner, was held at Novotel Hotel, Hyderabad International Convention Center, HITEC City, Hyderabad, India on 7 September 2019. The event aimed to compensate the lack of a platform for associations in India to come together to network, exchange notes, and learn from each other. It ensured that these associations build up a strong inter-industry communication channel for a seamless transfer of knowledge and information.

The event was attended associations from the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and had renowned guests. Some of the topics discussed were Good Governance for Non – Profit Industry Growth, Opportunities to go from Local to Global and Education for the Future Workforce of the Non – Profit Industry. Panelists exchanged ideas and discussed how to help associations come together and grow effortlessly.

Vikas Tembhare – Managing Partner of DTORR, said: “Let Us Be Together, let us interact together and many our minds comprehend together. The primary agenda of the Association Education Workshop was to bring the non-profit industry’s workforce together on one platform for exchanging knowledge and networking. This was our first event in India and we had a huge response. We would try to repeat it in the different parts of India for the Industry.”

September 13, 2019

Major Events Ahead for Singapore

Singapore’s BTMICE landscape continues to grow from strength to strength, with the city state set to host notable events and meetings such as Vidcon Asia, Home Delivery Asia, Deloitte All Hands Meeting and Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure Conference in 2019.

Over the next two years from 2020 to 2021, Singapore will welcome for the first time an expected 8,000 participants attending International Trademark Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting. Lions Clubs International Convention will be held in Singapore in 2020, with an expected 20,000 foreign attendees, making it the largest association congress ever to be held in the city. SAP Field Kick-Off Meeting makes its return to Singapore with two successive years of meetings scheduled in 2020 and 2021. In addition, the Asia Pacific Life Insurance Congress and Million Dollar Round Table Global Conference will be held in Singapore in 2021.

In 2022, Singapore and Southeast Asia will host for the first time, the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), with an expected visitorship of 2,000 delegates. Singapore was recently selected as the destination of choice for the 25th World Congress of Dermatology in 2023. This will be the largest medical convention to take place in the city, with an estimated 15,000 participants.

September 9, 2019

Stronger Bonds Between Malaysia and US Associations

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) recently hosted an immersive educational event for AMC (Association Management Companies) Institute, and two high-profile US-based association events this year, the 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology 2019 and Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS) Industry Summit 2019 in an effort to take its growing traction with the North American meetings market further.

This investment in growing partnerships with North American based associations continues with four major bid wins that will culminate at the Centre next year, including the 19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) 2020; World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) World Congress 2020; Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) 68th Asia Pacific Public Meeting 2020; and Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS) 2020The venue also recently won three US-based association bids from the oil & gas and education sectors to be held between 2020 and 2023.

Following her engaging experience in Kuala Lumpur, and having become a new advocate, SmithBucklin, Executive Vice President, Michael Payne said: “The city, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and just the overall immersive visit was truly a first-class experience. The flexibility offered by the Centre, the level of service provided, overall quality of the facility and excellent food made it one of the more attractive and best Convention Centre’s I’ve seen. The ease of connectivity, wide spread use of English and overall competitive pricing, as well as the convenience and quality of the surrounding hotels make it an incredible offering.”

Photo : Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

September 3, 2019

Malaysian Associations Advance Through the 5th MyNEXT Conference

The congregation of Malaysian association leaders and professionals – the Malaysia Association NEXT 2019 (MyNEXT 2019) was back for its fifth year, themed “Building Capacity of Malaysian Associations; Optimising Benefits for Malaysian Associations”. Held in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the conference aims in providing education and networking opportunity for Malaysian associations from the experts.

Participants of MyNEXT 2019 learn from experts with strong understanding of the industry; gain opportunity to network and share ideas with other Malaysian associations; motivate volunteers and employees about the importance of their association; develop the capacity of Malaysian associations to lead their sector; and learn leadership development.

Initiated by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), the forum recorded a total of 120 delegates and expected to increase in coming years.

August 27, 2019

Introducing Hangzhou’s Association Resources

Hangzhou launched the “Hangzhou PLUS” roadshow in Beijing today. This event, organized by Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV and Tourism, aims to update national associations and societies on the enhanced resources of the city as a high-profile business events destination.

Zhang Ansheng, member of the leading CPC members’ group, Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV and Tourism, Tian Mei, “Hangzhou Conference Ambassador” & vice chairperson of the Zhejiang Association for Science and Technology, and Noor Ahmad Hamid (pictured), Regional Director Asia Pacific, International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) attended the event. They were joined by representatives of 60 associations and societies, and 30 professional conference organizers (PCOs) specializing in association meetings, along with 18 outstanding Hangzhou-based conference companies and hotels.

Associations are one of the main targets of Hangzhou’s new economy industry, as the MICE industry strongly develops in terms of infrastructure and know-how. In recent years, Hangzhou has been transforming itself into the #1 city for the digital economy, as well as fostering its strengths as an innovation hub, slowly but surely becoming the new engine driving the growth of local MICE market.

In this context, Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV and Tourism has joined hands with local industries, and branded the city as a “destination for MICE of the new economy”. To visualize its philosophy, the bureau has launched “Hangzhou PLUS: MICE Roadshow”. By demonstrating Hangzhou’s upgraded MICE resources, the bureau hopes to anchor the image of Hangzhou as a preferred destination for association meetings.

Hangzhou accommodates a slew of renowned universities and research institutions, such as Zhejiang University, Westlake University and Alibaba DAMO Academy, which have attracted a large number of talents. As a hot spot for people worldwide to seek jobs, Hangzhou has a net talent inflow rate that has ranked first in the country for three consecutive years. Hangzhou also boasts some of the best technological research institutes, and the city has so far originated no less than 51,213 invention patents! Its broad talent pool and strong scientific research, underlined by 53 “Hangzhou Convention Ambassadors” from all academic circles, have significantly contributed to the implementation of high-end association conferences in Hangzhou.

August 16, 2019

Talking Numbers in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur will host the 62nd International Statistical Institute World Statistics Congress 2019 (ISI WSC 2019), from 18 – 23 August 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

Supported by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), thecongress will be attended by some 2,500 delegates comprising of National Statistical Offices (NSO), statistical expert and professionals, academics, policy makers and representatives of relevant international statistical organisations from all over the world.

The 62nd ISI WSC is an olympic institutions of statisticians offering an extensive scientific programme including numerous parallel sessions, training sessions, workshops and plenary sessions with the best international experts in the various fields of statistics. Themed ‘Come, Connect, Create’, the congress will serve as a platform to discuss key issues concern with development, challenges and innovation in elevating consciousness towards the new normal of statistical world.

July 31, 2019

Association Management Companies Get Immersed in Malaysia


The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) recently hosted five board members from AMC (Association Management Companies) Institute for an immersive educational visit. The programme was designed to provide an all-encompassing experience of the Centre, Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia’s attractive and affordable business events proposition and to provide a direct educational exchange that could benefit local association development.

Part of the programme included an Association Education & Knowledge Exchange session to help build the capacity and capability of local associations. Over 200 Malaysian stakeholders, including many local associations, attended the event where the five AMC Institute board members shared their invaluable knowledge and experience on six association-related topics. These included disruptions facing associations, engaging membership and volunteers to thrive and survive, and challenges facing associations in today’s environment, to name a few.

July 29, 2019

New Indigenous Inspired Menu at Darwin Convention Centre

The Darwin Convention Centre launched a Seven Seasons menu, designed as a culinary journey inspired by the Gulumoerrgin (Larrakia) Seasons. The Larrakia people are the traditional owners of the region.  The menu provides guests the opportunity to experience the dramatic changes of the Gulumoerrgin seasons and the corresponding impact these changes have on the sights, sounds, landscape and natural habitat.

“When developing the menu, we didn’t just look at the ingredients. We looked at the history of the food, how it was gathered, how it was prepared and how it was cooked.” Toby Beaton, Executive Chef Darwin Convention Centre, said. “We have provided guests the opportunity to be part of a journey that has been evolving for over thousands of years. The menu is not only about the taste, smell and look of the food, it is about understanding the local land and how Aboriginal people have used the ingredients available to them.”

The Seven Seasons also includes a visual and sound experience, creating a full sensory culture immersion. Audio and visual packages accompany each course giving delegates a deeper experience and understanding of the Gulumoerrgin Seasons, the distinctive weather patterns, changes in plant and animal activity, each with their own special purpose.

July 23, 2019

Malaysia Empowers Women

Malaysia has just been at the focus of the world, on 19-21 July 2019, when it became the first Asian country to host the Soroptimist International (SI) Convention at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Supported by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), the three-day summit attracted some 1,500 participants, and was the organisation’s 21st international convention.

Soroptimist International (SI), headquartered in Cambridge, UK, has nearly a century history as a global volunteer movement working together in 132 countries through a network of more than 3,000 clubs and over 80,000 club members to transform the lives of women and girls. SI arrived at the Malaysian shores in December 1991 when Soroptimist International Kuala Lumpur was chartered. Today, SI Region of Malaysia (SIROM) has 15 clubs and a highly regarded committee of chair persons.

The theme for the 21st convention, “Soroptimist Enable A Sustainable World: Global Connections ,Empowered Women.”, was aimed at driving meaningful change amongst diverse stakeholders on a platform that demonstrates a continued commitment and engagement on issues ranging from water & food security, technology & innovation, violence, trafficking & exploitation, healthcare & lifetime wellness, youth social activism and climate action plan, which are aligned with the 17 UN Sustainable Goals (SDGs).


July 18, 2019

Record-Breaking Indigenous Conference Draws to a End in NZ

Hamilton, New Zealand,  hosted a historic NAISA conference, in what has been hailed as a record-breaking meeting for Indigenous scholars from around the world.

The Native American & Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Conference was held at the University of Waikato in Hamilton from 26-29 June, the first time the conference has been held outside the United States, Canada and Hawai’i. It attracted a record 1,872 registrations from many different countries – the last conference in Los Angeles hosted 1,000 delegates. The event incorporated a community day, followed by 257 sessions from 900 presenters over three days. Themes included Indigenous leadership, sovereignty, justice, health, biosecurity, and the State removal of Indigenous children from their families.

Professor Brendan Hokowhitu, Dean of the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato, who was instrumental in securing the event, commented: “The size and success of the conference has been beyond my wildest dreams. The conference, the excitement and buzz generated around campus and the city has been amazing, with nothing but overwhelmingly positive feedback coming back to us about the registrants’ experiences at the conference, the University, the city, the Waikato and more broadly Aotearoa.”

Tourism New Zealand Business Events supported the conference from bidding stage through to execution through the Conference Assistance Programme.