Exhibitions and events are a growing phenomenon in India as is travel. But when travel and weddings combine, you get an exhibition which is the first of its kind. India’s first travel wedding show was held at Gurgaon bringing together the planners and buyers in a series of meetings. And associations have been working to give a boost to the meetings industry. Indian Exhibitions, Conferences and Events Services Association feels that the meetings industry has huge potential and some new policies would help the segment. Some locations are popular and others are exotic. Most events are held in locations where it’s easier to get more people to attend with ease and there is easy accessibility. But sometimes one wants to go and do something different. That is sometimes a world away from a world has an appeal. And when it’s something as exotic as an island, then it makes MICE more interesting. Though travel is normally by air, it’s the infrastructure that gives it a timeless appeal. Beach resorts on these islands are quite popular. In this issue, we bring you three islands that have good facilities for MICE—The Philippines, Phillip Island in Australia and Jeju Island. With a jet-setting life and shorter attention span, it’s difficult to keep millennials engaged. But our expert Darren Edwards is giving five tips for keeping them engaged at trade shows. On the other front, there is a right way to eat with chopsticks. It’s not as tough as it looks, says Shital Kakkar Mehra. Shivani Misri Sadhoo offers some crucial tips on how to keep long lasting professional relationships. She shares how to handle ‘elevator meetings’ which is pretty interesting as catching someone’s attention in a few seconds is not an easy task. And retaining that attention is even tougher.