Asia Connect reinvents core event

SINGAPORE, 14 March 2017: After 10 years and 20 Asia Connect Conferences across Asia, the revitalised Asia Connect will see a few firsts in its next edition.

Recognised for bringing together global hospitality and tourism leaders to connect with new customers and future partners, this year’s event will be held at Marina Mandarin Singapore, 25 to 26 May.

The new edition conference will include a wider scope to address the entire tourism ecosystem; a lively and innovative ‘Three-In-One’ format; and the inaugural Asia Connect Customer Experience (ACCE) Tourism Awards.

This year’s theme is Connecting On All Fronts: Amp Up Engagement & Holistic Brand Experience.

Main topics include “Branded Customer Experience: A Powerful and Sustainable Business Strategy and Competitive Edge”, “What’s Trending: The Rise of Affinity and Transformational Travel Experiences” and “Connected by Design: Creating a Cohesive, Collaborative and Customer-Centric Enterprise”.

The revitalised Asia Connect event will appeal to hospitality and tourism industry in Asia, including airlines, attractions, corporate travel, cruises, hotels, meetings and events and other service-related businesses vital to a thriving tourism ecosystem.

Created by MacroVision Network (MVN) in 2005 to kick-start the establishment of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) in Asia Pacific, Asia Connect provides  views on the future of the hospitality and tourism industry and supports the professional development of marketing, sales, customer service and learning & development executives.

The Main Forum Keynote Speaker is Dr Janelle Barlow, noted public speaker, trainer, entrepreneur and best-selling author of business books.

The Asia Connect Customer Experience (ACCE) Tourism Awards 2017 recognises hospitality and tourism’s ‘Best of the Best’ in Customer Experience Management and Employee Engagement.

Held in conjunction with Asia Connect 2017, delegates have a complimentary seat to attend the ACCE Tourism Awards lunch 26 May.

Early Bird Registration fees are available until 24 March, 2017.