A total of 191 MICE events were held in the first quarter of 2016, down by 20 per cent year-on-year.
Information released on Monday by the Statistics and Census Service indicates that the total number of participants and attendees decreased by 50.4 per cent to 124,960. There were 187 meetings and conferences held in the first quarter, down by 7 per cent year-on-year; the number of participants dropped by 28.7 per cent to 15,457.
The average duration of the meetings and conferences was 2 days and total floor area used was 74,876 m2. Concurrently, 4 exhibitions were held, down by 6 year-on-year.