Our ambition with Further East is to become the most influential trade event shaping the way luxury travel in APAC is sold to the world.

Serge Dive, Founder and Event Director

Our Vision

With a mission to create a one-of-a-kind marketplace – celebrating travel in APAC in all its rich diversity – the first edition of Further East hit Seminyak beach in November 2018, instantly creating a dynamic new community in an incomparable location.

Originally created to spotlight authentic Asia, Further East has now expanded its scope to include the wider APAC region, as we work to build back better for luxury travel. While its community is bigger than before, its hand-curated guest list and unique creative atmosphere will ensure it is still a travel trade experience like no other.

Our Founder

Further East is the latest in a long line of disruptive ventures from This is Beyond – and founder Serge Dive.

Discover why Dive decided to launch his latest global community in Asia – and what makes the Further East experience so unique.


Meet the brand who bring you Further East

At This is Beyond, we create events that reshape industries into inspired communities, one immersive experience at a time. As an events company, we’re obsessive about curating just the right crowd, because there’s no substitute for great chemistry.

Plus, we’re allergic to boring formats: expect exclusivity, inspiration, and imaginative, immersive experiences that don’t feel like work – that’s exactly why they’re great for business.


Think we might be the place for you? We’re always on the lookout for talented people at our London HQ – drop us a line at with your CV and tell us why you want to work here