Events and Exhibitions

KINTEX held the first exhibition in South Korea after COVID-19


The 53rd MBC Construction Expo held from May 8 to May 11, 2020, organized by Dong-A Exhibition Co. Ltd. at KINTEX in South Korea is the first exhibition held after COVID-19. MBC Construction Expo is a traditional event that showcases the latest products and trends in the architecture industry.


What is being done by the venue and the event organizers to prevent COVID-19?

To keep the Social Distance stickers were placed on the floor to keep the distance between the attendees at the entrance.

Temperature checks were performed before entering the exhibition hall along with facial recognition displays.

Booths had partitions in between and hand sanitizers.

Exhibitors are focusing on preventing COVID-19 with a face shield and face mask.


KINTEX is the largest exhibition and convention center located in Goyang City, Gyeonggi Province, Korea. With 108,566㎡ of exhibition space within KINTEX I and KINTEX II and 40 meeting rooms. The Convention Center host 1,100 MICE events every year including trade shows, international meetings and conferences.


KINTEX is striving to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction and it is a milestone for the Convention Center to situate its position as a venue in the MICE Industry to develop standards and guidelines implemented after the COVID-19.  


What are your thoughts about it? Share your comments with us.


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2020 Global Events Cancelled and Postponed


COVID-19 has caused a substantial impact on our industry and many events around the world are cancelled and/or postponed.

Here a small recap of the events worldwide cancelled this year and postponed to 2021.

1. Tokyo Olympics 2020 postponed to July 23 to August 8, 2021
2. UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches postponed and Euro 2020 moved to 2021
3. The Boston Marathon postponed to September 14, 2020 and The Berlin Marathon 2020 cancelled.
4. FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation postponed the Asian World Cup with an open window of June 2020
5. Oktoberfest 2020, Munich cancelled the first time since World War II
6. Glastonbury Festival 2020 cancelled
7. 2020 Comic-Con International in San Diego cancelled
8. TED 2020: Uncharted to be held in Vancouver has been postponed to July 20-26, 2020 or will be a virtual event
9. F1 Vietnam Grand Prix in Hanoi and Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai postponed
10. G2E Asia postponed to December 2020

Postponed events in the Philippines:

• 13th International University Theater Association World Congress in Manila
• Manila Coffee Festival
• The Chamber of Thrift Banks Convention
• Franchise Asia Philippines Expo
• Manila International Auto Show
• Philippine International Furniture Show and Interior and Design Manila
• Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition postponed to 2021.

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DOT Philippines Offers Online Training for Tourism Stakeholders


The Department of Tourism (DOT) in the Philippines has launched a free online training program for the tourism stakeholders. The online training included lectures on the Filipino Brand of Service and the Tourism Enterprise that took place yesterday via Zoom video conferencing. Over 150 participants join the webinars.


Maintaining Emotional Wellness During COVID-19 Crisis and the second session of the Tourism Enterprise will be provided next Friday 24 April.


Certainly, this is a great initiative from DOT.


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Meeting venues are turning into hospital facilities

The event industry, like so many other industries, has been hit hard by COVID-19. Most face-to-face meetings have moved online, events have been postponed or canceled, but looking to the positive side the professionals of the industry are doing something about it. In response to COVID-19, more and more meeting venues are working with developing contingency plans and turned their spaces into temporary care facilities. Our industry is used to dealing with the constant rebuilding of the venues from one exhibition to another, in a short time. So instead of getting ready for the next exhibition, these big halls are now being turned into temporary hospitals with the valuable extra needed capacity to care for the increasing number of patients in need of treatment.

What about the Philippines?

Initiatives have been taken in the Philippines. Several Arenas, Exhibition Areas, and Event Venues are already being turned into COVID-19 caring facilities:

  • The Ninoy Aquino Stadium at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Malate, Manila.
  • Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay, Metro Manila.
  • World Trade Center, Pasay, Metro Manila.
  • Philippine Arena, Bocaue, Bulacan

Here are a couple of meeting venues around the world that have been converted to hospitals:

  • ExCeL London, United Kingdom.
  • Optics Valley Convention and Exhibition Center, Wuhan, China.
  • IFEMA Convention Centre, Madrid, Spain.
  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York, United States.
  • McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago, United States.
  • New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, United States.
  • Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada.
  • Anhembi Convention Center, Brazil.

Please get involved and share other possible venues that can be used during this crisis? Let’s use our event industry to save more lives.

Like, comment and share any of your feedback to help!


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We won’t Stop! We are building for future exhibitions! Get onboard Now!

We won’t Stop! We are building for future exhibitions! Get onboard Now!


Take the opportunity, plan for the future now, stay ahead of the game! Contact us now, for the best solution for your coming exhibitions and events! Let’s plan together and build now, let’s make sure that YOU are not left behind when the world gets back on track.


This is our time to together create, design and formulate your best trade show and event ever! Why? We have time, and we are your best possible partner going forward!


Most of us are confined to working from home but that doesn’t mean we need to let this time go to waste. Mail us on or via our Fb page or LinkedIn… Let us make your next event, the most amazing one. Plan for success.


Get in contact with M&SE we are not going anywhere, we are the partner that stays! Your success is our business!


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Short Update

Short Update


During these challenging times, we need to be proactively reactive. We all need to follow the recommendations and instructions related to our well-being and the containment of this virus. Let’s try to enjoy some of the positive effects that we are seeing in the wake of this through significant improvement in the pollution levels in the major cities around the world and hopefully having more time to spend with our loved ones.

How to move forward
What we can do, is not only to move our businesses forward but also to make sure we take care of our friends and family. With more people working from home and practicing social distancing, it is a good time to reach out to your business partners and customers. 

Let’ Talk! 
We are very happy to continue the positive dialogue with our business partners and customers during these times! Please get back to us regarding possible postponed events, to ensure that this extra time gives us more time to plan and execute an even better event once it finally happens. Stay safe!

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IAEE Members

IAEE Members


Don’t let the hiatus keep you from developing. We at M&SE are working on getting accredited by the Philippine Board of Tourism and we became a member of the IAEE (International Association of Exhibitions and Events). Stay safe!a

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