The Challenge of Change – industry leaders show the way at 2016 ICESAP conference in Singapore

Press Release ( - SINGAPORE - Oct 19, 2016 - Incentive, Conference and Event Society Asia Pacific (ICESAP) President Nigel said that although it has been speculated that disruptive technologies will replace or diminish the need for corporate meetings and events, the reality is these advances actually make it more important than ever for organisations to bring their people together.

Commenting further Nigel Gaunt said that while confident the future for incentive, conference & event (ICE) industry is bright, it will be very challenging and demanding for practitioners with client expectations requiring high standard events to be delivered in ever-decreasing time frames.

The Challenge of Change is one of the key topics to be addressed in Singapore next month at the ICESAP Conference to be held November 30 to December 2.

Nigel Gaunt is adamant that ICE practitioners and organisations must stay ahead of the curve by embracing change and the very latest industry developments as well as advances in technology and communication processes.  All in an era in which budgets and timelines are being squeezed and expectations are escalating.

“When bringing an organisation’s people together, technology advances and the latest service offerings, actually open up the potential for events to be increasingly powerful platforms for businesses to achieve their strategic objectives and growth aspirations”, said Nigel Gaunt.

“The key is audience engagement through creativity and open-mindedness in the way events are structured to maximise P2P and B2P interaction.  That’s what incentives, conferences and events are all about!”

ICESAP has brought together an outstanding panel of industry leaders to provide thought provoking high powered presentations and Q & A session on The Challenge of Change.

The moderator is Robin Lokerman, Board-member, ICESAP, and Group President, MCI-Group and the panel will consist of –

Charles Robinson, SVP & MD, Jack Morton Worldwide (Singapore)
Ramesh Daryanani, VP, Global Sales, Asia Pacific, Marriot International
Meredith Smith, Exec Director, Enterprise Shared Services, Merck Sharp & Dohme

The expert industry panel will address –

–  How can innovation help the evolution of procurement departments, especially in the face of ever tougher targets?
–  What will the impact of technology and the ‘sharing economy’ have on the industry landscape?
–  How to keep up with the increasing pace of change despite the varying speeds of the Asian economies?

Nigel Gaunt concluded, “ICESAP members are dedicated to finding effective incentive, conference and event solutions for clients.  Attendees at the upcoming 2016 ICESAP Conference in Singapore will benefit with insights and strategies on how best to succeed and prosper in the modern Asia Pacific ICE era”.

Notes to the editor:          Conference information, registration, program details, and sponsorship opportunities are available from the website


Issued by:          Incentive, Conference and Event Society Asia Pacific (ICESAP)

Media enquiries:      Mr Joe Perri
Joe Perri & Associates Pty Ltd
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Source : Incentive, Conference & Event Society Asia Pacific



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