Post COVID-19: MICE Industry's New Phenomenon - HKU SPACE
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Post COVID-19: MICE Industry's New Phenomenon

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| Hospitality, Tourism & Events

Date & time
06Jul 2020 (Mon)19:00 - 20:00
Online talk via ZOOM
Chloe Lau, Vice President (Education) of ILEAHK - Moderator Christia Dharmawan, Managing director of Focus Production Bruno Simões, CMP Alvin Anthons, International Performing Entertainer & Emcee, TV Host, Speaker and Recording Artist
Chloe Lau, Vice President (Education) of ILEAHK - Moderator

Chloe Lau, Vice President (Education) of ILEAHK - Moderator

Chloe Lau, Vice President (Education) of ILEAHK and Accredited Trainer of Meeting Professionals International (MPI). She is also Director of Uni-plannet and Visiting Assistant Professor for SHTM of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). She was Assistant Professor and Subject Area Coordinator (Convention and Events) of SHTM, teaching Bachelor and Master (collaborating with Zhejiang University) programmes. She was the Programme Leader for BAC Xi’an (collaborating with Xian Jiaotong University) for 2006-2016. Chloe was the recipient of the PolyU President’s Award for Excellent Performance/Achievement in Teaching 2009. Selected consultancy projects involved with PolyU: International Trade Programme for YiWu, InterContinental Shenzhen Assessment, UNWTO Guilin Institute of Tourism, THS Manual for HK Education Bureau, MPI Training for TETDC Taiwan and BTA China, Executive Development Programme for the Korea Convention Event Industry Association (KCA), Exchange Programme for the Jiangsu Provincial Personnel Department

Christia Dharmawan, Managing director of Focus Production

Christia Dharmawan, Managing director of Focus Production

Christia Dharmawan is the managing director of Focus Production in Indonesia, being one of the largest audiovisual rental companies in the country who has been established for over 30 years in the entertainment industry. Christia is based in the beautiful island of Bali and has almost a decade of experience running this family business in the events industry. She has been trusted to support numerous large scale and important projects such as APEC, Forbes CEO conferences, Miss World 2013, Global Youth Forum by United Nations and many more. She has also been trusted to work in concerts and festivals with Snoop Dogg, Foster the People, K-pop BTS, and many more. Christia is a truly passionate and genuine individual always go the extra mile in all her work. She has been exposed to many important clients from all over the world, developing her into a highly intuitive professional in an international level. Christia is certified in Executive Leadership from Cornell University. She also holds a Bachelor in Psychology from James Cook University.

Bruno Simões, CMP

Currently co-owner of two companies in Macau - smallWORLD Experience and DOC DMC Macau - Hong Kong. Bruno lived in Macau from 1993 until 2000 and now since 2008. Bruno has worked with literally hundreds of events from different perspectives. First for Macau Government as an organizer, then in a large Corporate Travel Management Company (in his home country Portugal) both as organizer and client and finally as a service provider in his own companies in Macau. He’s passionate about innovation, marketing, customer service, and of course, travel! He is a CMP (Certified Meeting Professional), CIS (Certified Incentive Specialist), has a degree in Business Administration (1993) and an MBA in Strategic Marketing (1998). He is also a board member of China Chapter of SITE (Society for Incentive Travel Excellence), President of MISE (Macau Meetings, Incentives and Special Events Association) and board member of SKAL International Macau (Travel Professionals Organization).

Alvin Anthons, International Performing Entertainer & Emcee, TV Host, Speaker and Recording Artist

Alvin Anthons, International Performing Entertainer & Emcee, TV Host, Speaker and Recording Artist

A bilingual International Performing Entertainer & Emcee, TV Host, Speaker and Recording Artist, who speaks fluent English and Bahasa Malaysia. Renown for the craft of his trade in the Corporate Events arena, Alvin has serviced brands across various industries globally, presenting events in many of the world’s iconic cities, such as Paris (France), Dubai (United Arab Emirate), Osaka (Japan), Seoul (Korea) and Bangkok (Thailand). As an accomplished presenter, awards host and broadcaster, Alvin has presented Live Shows and Live Events around the globe. Over the past decade, thousands have been entertained by his warmth, charisma and infectious energy. Allowing his passion to pave the way for his journey, Alvin also dabbles as an Actor, Radio Announcer, Model, TVC and Voice-over talent. In his personal life, Alvin is an avid fitness enthusiast whose lifestyle and social media presence inspires thousands of people daily.

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Master of Science Tourism and Hospitality Management Postgraduate Diploma in International Live Entertainment and Event Management Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Branding and Event Management Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in International Festival & Event Management Advanced Diploma in Live Entertainment, Festival and Event Management Advanced Diploma in M.I.C.E. and Event Management
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Medium - English


This educational talk is co-organised by ILEA HK (International Live Events Association, Hong Kong Chapter) and HKU SPACE. Global event industry is facing tough times due to the COVID-19, there are widespread cancellation and postponement of events and many event practitioners are struggling to deal with both short and long-term decisions when confronting uncertainties for the future.

The three speakers will discuss the impacts and implications of COVID-19 outbreak to the MICE (Meetings, Incentive Travel, Convention and Exhibition) industry.  In the seminar, they will share with us their insights on the following questions:

1. What are the impacts of COVID-19 to your country, business area and company?  What happened and what is going to happen next?

2. Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced a Pilot Scheme for Characteristic Local Tourism Events (click the photo below:) 


 Are there any similar approaches adopted by your city?

3. What is your view on the new changes to the industry? How will you deal with the changes?

The whole seminar will be conducted online via Zoom, and if you are interested, please register and we will send you the Zoom link before the seminar.


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