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MICEBTN - August-September • Page 21 ITE 2019 will feature MICE/ Corporate day ITE Hong Kong 2019, which combines the 33rd ITE (leisure) and the 14th ITE MICE, will be held 13-16 June 2019 at Hall 1 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibi- tion Centre. Organised by TKS Exhibition Services, ITE will again be supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China and the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Around 30 per cent of ITE’s 660 exhibitors in 2018 presented MICE travel products. The pavilion by Hong Kong Tourism Board had not only many cruises as co-exhibitors but also held a trade seminar on ‘Holding meetings on a Cruise’. ITE was among the earliest exhibitions in Asia to high- light theme travels which, as reflected in participant surveys’ results, are highly popular among affluent FIT, travel and MICE trade. Of the total 12460 buyers and visitors in two trade days of the last ITE, which had 73 per cent from Hong Kong and 27 per cent from mainland China and other parts of Asia, over 20 per cent or 2567 visitors came from MICE trade or corporations. To highlight the emphasis ITE places on the MICE market, the second trade day of the show is designated as MICE / Corporate day with a number of related sem- inars on topics such as Team Building Activities Abroad and Green Tourism, while included in ITE’s B2B pro- gram is business matching between buyers and sellers. For details please visit www.itehk.com or email email@example.com to TKS. Bioenergy meet set for Brisbane BIOENERGY Australia celebrates its 19th Annual Conference this year with a theme of “Bioenergy Strong – driving commercial outcomes”. The two-day conference (17-18 October 2018), which is expected to attract over 250 participants, will be held at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane. Shahana McKenzie, chief executive Bioenerg y Australia said: “We’ll be covering some very topical subjects such as the role of waste to energy in solv- ing our waste challenge, the road blocks to biofuels deployment and an analy- sis of Austral- ia’s bioener- gy performance. “What role does waste to energy play in tackling Australia’s waste challenge? While councils are wrestling with increasing amounts of waste going to landfill and China’s restricting the export of recy- clables, ministers across our nation are looking for urgent solutions and options. “In addition, grid integration and the role of biofu- els in Australia are earmarked as standout sessions for the Bioenerg y Strong Conference. Whether it is renewable fuels, electricity or gas, a major challenge faced by all renewables bodies is how to obtain access to the distribution network that ultimately reaches consumers. The conference this year will seek to expose the road blocks, challenges and bar- riers to successful deployment of bioenerg y across the energ y mix,” said McKenzie. In addition to the main conference, a number of events will be taking place, including the Welcome reception on Tuesday 16 October at the Queens- land Gallery of Modern Art, the inaugural Bioenerg y Innovation Awards presentation night on Wednesday 17 October on the Maiwar Green at State Library of Queensland and site visits on Friday 19 October to three bioenergy sites around Brisbane.