BACKGROUND

Founded in 5 February 1983 in Manila, Philippines.

The Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (AACVB) was formed in 1983 to create regional cooperation in developing Asia’s convention potential and to promote the region as an ideal convention destination. The founding CVB members included Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. China and Macau joined in later years. In 2008, after a review of the organisation’s mission and strategic goals, the AACVB has entered an ambitious new era.
 
 
BACKGROUND

Founded in 5 February 1983 in Manila, Philippines.

The Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (AACVB) was formed in 1983 to create regional cooperation in developing Asia’s convention potential and to promote the region as an ideal convention destination. The founding CVB members included Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. China and Macau joined in later years. In 2008, after a review of the organisation’s mission and strategic goals, the AACVB has entered an ambitious new era.
 

HISTORY

FOUNDING MEMBERS

1. Hong Kong Tourist Association
2. Directorate General of Tourism Indonesia
3. Korea National Tourism Corporation
4. Tourist Development Corporation Malaysia
5. Ministry of Tourism, Philippines
6. Singapore Tourist Promotion Board
7. Tourism Authority of Thailand

Extract from press release dated 23 February 1983 on launch of AACVB

“Within the Asian region, it would be most beneficial to open all doors to every qualified convention bureau that is interested in furthering the development of the convention industry.
The idea, according to the founding members, is to encourage rather than restrict the flow of conventions through such programs as multi-destination packaging which means marketing a number of proximate destinations.”

- AACVB Headquarters transferred from Manila to Macau in September 1987
- AACVB’s Secretariat is hosted permanently by Macau Government Tourist Office

Categories of Members

1.Founding Member
2.Full Member
3.Associate Member
4.Allied Member
5. Affiliate Member
6.Friends of AACVB

Officers

1. Secretary General
2. Deputy Secretary-General
3. Treasurer

First Set of Officers (1983)

Secretary General
Ms. Elizabeth Dela Fuente
Executive Director
Philippine Convention Bureau

Deputy Secretary-General
Ms. Valerie S Le Moignan
Manager, Conference & Incentive Travel Dept.
Hong Kong Tourist Association

Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Abdoellah Sjamsoeddin
Director, Conventions
Directorate General of Tourism Indonesia

Past Secretary Generals

1983-1986
Ms. Elizabeth Dela Fuente
Philippine Convention Bureau

Deputy Secretary-General
Ms. Valerie S Le Moignan
Manager, Conference & Incentive Travel Dept.
Hong Kong Tourist Association

Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Abdoellah Sjamsoeddin
Director, Conventions
Directorate General of Tourism Indonesia

Highlights of past activities

- Annual General Meetings
- Planning Meetings
- Research Workshops
- Educational Seminars
- Train the Trainers Programs
- Participation in MICE trade shows
- Familiarization trips
- AACVB promotions
- Activity endorsements
- Representation at industry events
- Joint advertising projects and supplements
- Production of collateral materials

Extract from press release dated July 1984

“The AACVB recently held a Data Convention Standardisation Workshop at the Asian Institute of Tourism in Manila, the first venture of its kind within the region and in the world.

Adopting 1980 as the base year, the seven member countries periodically suit to the AACVB Information Exchange Centre, data on all events solicited and serviced by their respective sales staff, professional congress organizers, convention venues, local hotels and travel agents.”

  • Meet
    the Friends
    Session
  • IAPCO/AACVB
    Joint
    Seminar
  • IACVB Business
    Opportunity
    Session

  • First AACVB Supplement
  • AACVB Supplement
  • AACVB Supplement

 

HISTORY

FOUNDING MEMBERS

1.
Hong Kong Tourist Association

2.
Directorate General of Tourism Indonesia

3.
Korea National Tourism Corporation

4.
Tourist Development Corporation Malaysia

5.
Ministry of Tourism, Philippines

6.
Singapore Tourist Promotion Board

7.
Tourism Authority of Thailand

Extract from press release dated 23 February 1983 on launch of AACVB

“Within the Asian region, it would be most beneficial to open all doors to every qualified convention bureau that is interested in furthering the development of the convention industry.

The idea, according to the founding members, is to encourage rather than restrict the flow of conventions through such programs as multi-destination packaging which means marketing a number of proximate destinations.”

- AACVB Headquarters transferred from Manila to Macau in September 1987
- AACVB’s Secretariat is hosted permanently by Macau Government Tourist Office

Categories of Members
1.
Founding Member

2.
Full Member

3.
Associate Member

4.
Allied Member

5.
Affiliate Member

6.
Friends of AACVB

OFFICERS
1.
Secretary General

2.
Deputy Secretary-General

3.
Treasurer

First Set of Officers (1983)

Secretary General
Ms. Elizabeth Dela Fuente
Executive Director
Philippine Convention Bureau

Deputy Secretary-General
Ms. Valerie S Le Moignan
Manager, Conference & Incentive Travel Dept.
Hong Kong Tourist Association

Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Abdoellah Sjamsoeddin
Director, Conventions
Directorate General of Tourism Indonesia

Past Secretary Generals

1983-1986
Ms. Elizabeth Dela Fuente
Philippine Convention Bureau

Deputy Secretary-General
Ms. Valerie S Le Moignan
Manager, Conference & Incentive Travel Dept.
Hong Kong Tourist Association

Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Abdoellah Sjamsoeddin
Director, Conventions
Directorate General of Tourism Indonesia

Highlights of past activities

- Annual General Meetings
- Planning Meetings
- Research Workshops
- Educational Seminars
- Train the Trainers Programs
- Participation in MICE trade shows
- Familiarization trips
- AACVB promotions
- Activity endorsements
- Representation at industry events
- Joint advertising projects and supplements
- Production of collateral materials

Extract from press release dated July 1984

“The AACVB recently held a Data Convention Standardisation Workshop at the Asian Institute of Tourism in Manila, the first venture of its kind within the region and in the world.

Adopting 1980 as the base year, the seven member countries periodically submit to the AACVB Information Exchange Centre, data on all events solicited and serviced by their respective sales staff, professional congress organizers, convention venues, local hotels and travel agents.”

  • Meet the Friends Session
  • IAPCO/AACVB Joint Seminar
  • IACVB Business Opportunity Session

  • First AACVB Supplement
  • AACVB Supplement
  • AACVB Supplement