Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus meets in Macau


The officers and a working group of the Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (AACVB) held a two-day meeting in Macau on October 23 and 24 to discuss the new strategic plan of the organization towards its commitment to promote Asia as one of the world’s leading regions for meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE).

Macau’s meeting follows the AACVB 20th Annual General Meeting, held in the beginning of the month in Bangkok, which re-energized the association and its purpose to drive the future of the regional MICE industry.

The new officers and working group of the Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus gathered at The Venetian Macau Resort Hotel to finalize the new strategic plan and discuss AACVB’s action plan.

Participants at the meeting included AACVB president Natwut Amornvivat, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) president, vice president Daniel Corpuz, executive director of the Philippines Convention and Visitors Corporation (PCVC), the association’s secretary/treasurer João Manuel Costa Antunes, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) director, and Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) Conventions and Exhibitions manager Tina Cheng.

Also joining the meeting were TCEB director-conventions, Suprabha Moleeratanond, deputy director of MGTO, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, MGTO adviser for Business Tourism, Gary Grimmer, among others.

AACVB was founded in 1983 in Manila, the Philippines and Macau has hosted the headquarters and permanent secretariat of the association since 1987.