Sydney, Top 5 Destination

Sydney, Top 5 Destination

Asia Pacific is the only region where the meetings and events industry will grow in 2013, according to American Express, which is forecasting a 6.4% increase in the number of AP meetings over the next 12 months.

Amex believes North America will be flat (0.0%) and predicts declines for Europe (-2.3%) and Central/South America (-1.1%). The top five AP meetings destinations will be: Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Beijing, Bangkok.

“However, we still see some cautious sentiment,” said Danielle Puceta, Director American Express Meetings & Events, Asia Pacific.

“Concerns around security or safety seem to be the biggest influence over the choice of meeting destination for 2013.”

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