Further East’s third edition in Bali has sold out almost all its supplier spaces, while a majority of buyers have confirmed their attendance at the event.
Organised by This is Beyond, Further East will take place from November 7 to 10, and is predicted to set a new record in terms of attendance as the reopening of travel sees global interest in Asia-Pacific reach new heights.
This edition will also mark the show’s expansion to include new luxury exhibitors encompassing the entire region – many of which are well-attuned to wellness and sustainability.
More international buyers are expected to join this November; the current buyer attendance from Asia-Pacific stands at 24 per cent compared to 29 per cent from North America (Canada included) and 35 per cent from Europe. Up to 450 Asia-Pacific focused global buyers and suppliers in the region will also partake in this event.
Joining the elite list will be 20 exclusive international media, featuring senior editors and travel experts, with official partners including Alila Seminyak, Desa Potato Head, W Bali – Seminyak and The Legian Seminyak, Bali.
“We are immensely proud to be able to work with the most original, most iconic and most forward-thinking in the travel business through Further East,” said Serge Dive, founder of This is Beyond. “For months, we’ve pushed ourselves to provide industry and thought leaders with meetings, ideas and inspirational tools that will inspire all to explore the potential of travel and towards a united, more sustainable future.”
The event will include up to 42 pre-scheduled appointments for various business objectives, invitations to official lunches and evening parties with fellow thought leaders, as well as express workshops for transformative business insights between meetings.
2022 will also see the launch of Open House by the House of Beyond; the event replacing the well-attended AWAKEN, Further East’s distinct and immersive ‘un’-conference.