Israeli company trains mice to detect drugs and explosives

Developers, Eran Lumbroso (right) and Israel Alva from the Bio Explorers Company with their detector mice. Photo: AFP

An Israeli company is aiming to revolutionise the way explosives, narcotics and even money are detected at airports, docks and border crossings with the help of specially trained covert agents.

Thursday, 15 November, 2012, 2:57am

'Rising star' looks to neighbours for help

Regional collaboration is an effective platform for Macau to further expand its meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) market, especially in the long run, says the Macau Tourism Board.

28 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Ask the experts to help plan your event

Booking flights and hotel rooms for between 10 and 900 people, organising a treasure hunt or survival event in a location you have never visited, finding the perfect conference venue, catering for vegetarians and gluten-intolerants ... organising a MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) trip is not for the faint-hearted.

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Lion City sets pace with Malaysia in pursuit

While every country in Southeast Asia is scrambling to secure a larger share of the market for corporate events and exhibitions, Singapore appears to be slightly ahead of the rest.

The MICE sector is big business in the Asia-Pacific region, which is expected to attract more than 100 million business travellers and MICE visitors by 2015, up from 40 million in 2002.

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Fledgling industry growing in hub areas

When Michael Duck, senior vice-president for major exhibition organiser CMP Asia, was asked if he had a moment to discuss the best dates to hold a MICE event in China he said: 'Now is not a good time [to talk]. I am in the midst of two exhibitions and a congress in Hong Kong this week and I have three exhibitions in Shanghai next week. I suppose that gives you some insight as to dates.'

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am