The Tourism Industry Conference 2018 organised by the Singapore Tourism Board warns industry players not to rest on their laurels despite a positive growth.
More than 2,800 young leaders from more than 90 countries descend on the Lion City for impressive event that defies convention.
Immersive brand launch connects diners in Sydney and Singapore
Within the span of a decade, former military and political bases in Singapore have been transformed into art sanctuaries, with iconic landmarks altering the city's creative landscape like never before.
For the uninitiated, finding fresh and unique venues for events in land-scarce Singapore can be quite the challenge. Thanks to joint efforts between the government and private sectors, event spaces in Singapore are finding new homes in unexpected location
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) together with SingEx Exhibitions and Deutsche Messe AG have signed an agreement to organise Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific – a HANNOVER MESSE event for three years starting 2018.
Hospitality brands can now outsource their Revenue, Distribution, Sales and Marketing functions to independent company Frozen Lime Asia, formed by experienced practitioners from the travel and hospitality industries.
Andaz Singapore marks the 17th property for the brand and furthers the brand’s mission to create inspiring, indigenous experiences that immerse guests in the local culture of each unique destination.
Raffles Hotel Singapore unveils new suite categories and guest experiences as it recounts its rich history and heritage inspirations in its upcoming reopening that is planned for the second half of 2018.
Pan Pacific Singapore has launched its Virtual Reality (VR) tool for meeting and event planners to better visualise how they can utilise the Pacific Ballroom's space through VR.
Residential-inspired InterContinental Robertson Quay hotel opens its doors amidst a dynamic, sophisticated neighbourhood at The Quayside along the Singapore River.
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Maritz Global Events signed a partnership agreement aimed at meeting planners on the exciting possibilities of planning business events in Singapore.
Global travel industry intelligence Skift Inc. and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have announced at the Skift Global Forum in New York City that Singapore will host the Skift Forum Asia edition in 2018.
Singapore has successfully secured eight large congresses and trade shows in the first half of this year, further augmenting its lineup of business events as it estimates to welcome an additional 20,000 corporate visitors to the city.
The 2017 Singapore MICE Forum recorded the highest number of participants in its seven years of history, with about 48 percent of those who attended holding senior management positions.
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) have joined hands to launch a unified brand in a bid to present Singapore’s value proposition in addressing the needs of travellers and companies internationally.
People on the move in Pan Pacific hotels across Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore.
The newly appointed director of sales and marketing brings over eight years of experience in meetings, incentives, conferences and events and corporate markets towards launching the Andaz brand in Southeast Asia.
Aloysius Arlando, Chief Executive Officer of SingEx Holdings Pte Ltd (SingEx), has been elected to helm the Brussels-based Association Internationale des Palais de Congres (AIPC), while a majority stake in Worldex makes headway for China growth.
Mark Winterton has been appointed general manager of InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, while Jessica Koh has been appointed director of sales and marketing at the soon-to-be-open second InterContinental property in Singapore.
Singapore's biggest festival promoting energy-saving lighting and use of environmentally-friendly materials successfully doubled the attendance, engagement and impression of last year's.
Among the 31 individuals and organisations recognised at the Singapore Tourism Awards, eight of the awards were dedicated to business events. Biz Events Asia finds out how event technology aided some of the recipients’ success.
UBM SES (formerly Singapore Exhibition Services) has announced that Stephen Tan, Chairman of the company since January 2015, will retire from his position effective June 30, 2017.
Vicky Hartley takes on the role of Event Director, Global Events, Singapore, bringing over 17 years of international experience across hospitality, incentives, conferences, sales, marketing and exhibitions.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore is giving events a refreshed platform with its new 15,000 sq ft (1,393.5 sq m) transparent overwater pool cover.
One of Asia’s leading business events destinations is giving European buyers more incentives to visit Singapore.
Come September 2017, Andaz by Hyatt will launch its first property in Southeast Asia with Andaz Singapore, offering a boutique-inspired lifestyle set in the eclectic districts of Kampong Glam and Bugis, and a unique take on its event spaces.
SACEOS has unveiled a brand new thought-leadership programme that promises a higher sense of engagement for its anticipated 450 delegates at the Singapore MICE Forum (SMF) 2017.
Anjela Wong has been appointed Account Director, Singapore/Southeast Asia for Outrigger Resorts where she will drive MICE business for the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort.
Following numerous rounds of intense judging over three months, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has announced the 77 finalists of the 2017 Singapore Tourism Awards.
UBM SES, formally Singapore Exhibition Services, has announced that Lindy Wee, Chief Executive, will be stepping down and will continue to serve as a Non-Executive Director.
Singapore Tourism Board is offering an incentive to market Singapore.
Sibos has announced that it will return to Boston in 2020 followed by Singapore in 2021, following successful runs in 2003 and 2015.
Hotels in Singapore and Sydney make it to the top 10 spots in an annual list compiled by cloud-based enterprise event management company, Cvent.
More than 2,700 young business leaders will head to Singapore in March 2018 for YPO’s landmark annual event, YPO Edge, also known as the largest gathering of chief executives.
With a snip of a ribbon, Dr. Koh Poh Koon, Minister of State for National Development and Trade & Industry, officially launches the much-anticipated JW Marriott Singapore South Beach Hotel.
Shigeru Tamura brings more than a decade of experience in hotel food and beverage operations in Singapore, Japan and Korea.
Australian association management company, The Association Specialists (TAS), makes its international debut with the opening of its office in Singapore, providing best practices and services to the Asia Pacific association sector.
The 395-room Mercure Singapore Bugis officially launches in the heart of Bugis and Bras Basah, a heritage enclave within walking distance of the Central Business District and Orchard Road.
Singapore – A new Helsinki-based “hotel without bedrooms” event venue concept has made its way into Singapore. Here’s a sneak peek inside Huone Events Hotel before its February 23 opening and why it is bound to disrupt the local meetings industry.
Singapore – The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore has announced new appointments across its Food & Beverage and Sales teams as well as the appointment of Renato De Oliveria as Hotel Manager.
Singapore – The Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) introduces #Educate, an industry-leading professional education content now available for all industry professionals throughout Asia.
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) recently went through several board changes, including the appointment of a new Chairman.
It will be a first for the country to host a new and large-scale cruise ship year-round when the luxury cruise liner ports its inaugural vessel, Genting Dream, in Singapore from December 3, 2017.
Singapore – Set to open in the second quarter of 2017, the 222-room Sofitel Singapore City Centre has announced the appointment of Freddy See as Director of Sales & Marketing.
Singapore - Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the resignation of Bernold O. Schroeder, its Chief Executive Officer, with effect from January 1, 2017.
Singapore – Eileen Khew has been appointed as the new Director of Sales & Marketing for Marina Mandarin Singapore, following her four years as Area Director of Sales & Marketing for Far East Hospitality.
Complete your event with Singapore’s vibrant gourmet and entertainment scene.
Singapore – Hilton Singapore launched its newly refurbished Ballroom and Pre-Function Space, with designs by FBEYE International that reflect the unique sculptural façade of the hotel.
Singapore – Finland, home of Europe’s leading startup event, Slush, will celebrate its centenary year of independence in 2017 with events planned by Finnish embassies, companies and partners globally, starting with Singapore.
Singapore – Suntec Singapore unveiled its roster of 88 key events for 2017 that includes a number of large international and local conferences and exhibitions that will be held in Singapore for the first time.
Singapore – Janet Tan-Collis, President for the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS), has announced two key roles to help shape the country’s business events landscape.
Singapore – Wouter De Graaf has been appointed General Manager of the soon-to-open Sofitel Singapore City Centre, a flagship hotel of Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Resorts at the heart of Tanjong Pagar.
Myanmar – Leading up to the first Myanmar Tourism Festival in Singapore in January 2017, Myanmar Tourism Marketing (MTM) has stepped up its efforts with visa exemptions and travel packages for Singaporean travellers.
Collaboration between the government and private sectors create an ecosystem of support that a destination needs to incubate economic growth. With sufficient resources, these two destinations are upping the ante to drive business into their countries.
Sponsored - Singapore’s thriving dining scene recently got a sprinkle of Michelin stardust, giving more delectable reasons to hold meetings and incentive trips in this food haven.
The world had a lot to take in yesterday when the newsfeed was clogged with articles and comments about the outcome of the American election. Many were angry, some feared for their safety, while others turned it into comic relief.
Singapore – To build a sustainable and quality workforce, the business events industry has been focusing on closing the gap between theoretical learnings in school and the practical realities of the working environment.
Venues with sustainability credentials and practices already in place not only ease the reporting process of an event’s impact and save costs, it can also enhance a brand’s reputation and commitment to sustainability efforts.
Singapore – The newly unveiled HARMAN Customer Experience Centre in Singapore will allow customers to explore the latest innovations and learn how HARMAN technologies are being connected globally.
Singapore – Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) and Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore) entered a two-year partnership whereby Interactive & Digital Media students will produce creatives through internship opportunities and industry
Singapore - The ninth and biggest ITB Asia trade show yet kicked off at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, on October 19, 2016, with record high pre-matched appointments, new partnerships and a comprehensive content lineup.
What do Malaysia and Singapore have in common in the way they market themselves and stay ahead as business event destinations?
Singapore – The iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore has announced plans to embark on a major restoration starting January 2017 with a grand reopening date within the second quarter of 2018.
Singapore – HotelAsia, one of Food&HotelAsia’s pioneer specialised trade shows will feature an impressive host of brands, showcase new equipment and technology and unveil a Singapore Pavilion for the first time.
Singapore – InterContinental Singapore announced the appointment of Michael Martin as General Manager of InterContinental Singapore and Regional General Manager, IHG Singapore, Malaysia and Batam.
Singapore – The Singapore International Festival of Music (SIFOM) will return for the second time in October 2016 in hopes to become a regional hub for classical music and cement Singapore’s global reputation as a major cultural centre.
Movements and appointments in the hospitality sector include two new executive members at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, the opening team announced for The Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha, and more.
Findings from the Hotel Price Radar Q2 2016 report by HRS revealed that Tokyo, Sydney and Singapore retained top spots in business travel while emerging cities demonstrated growth despite global geopolitical uncertainty.
Singapore – Amara Sanctuary Resort, Sentosa, has been picked to serve as a permanent base for Deloitte University Asia Pacific’s (DU AP) employees to receive training.
Singapore - Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa has announced the appointment of its General Manager, Jason Leung, who brings over 14 years of experience in hospitality to the new hotel.
Singapore – An innovative hotel concept currently operating in New York, London, Amsterdam and Paris is coming to Singapore. Slated to open in 2017, YOTEL will be nestled in the heart of Orchard Road featuring 610 cabin rooms.
Singapore – Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre has officially unveiled its new ImmersiveAV Suite to offer a more sustainable and immersive audio-visual experience.
Cave party - Located in the south of Japan, the Valley of Gangala is a mystical underground forest with the feel of a Lord of the Rings movie set.
Singapore – ITB Asia has appointed International SOS as its first official Medical and Travel Security partner in a collaboration that will educate delegates on the latest industry trends.
The Tourism Technology Asia Conference 2016 (TTA) has announced key topics and drivers that will elevate productivity and increase ROI for the hospitality and tourism spaces in Singapore and the region through the adoption of latest technologies
Singapore – Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts today announced the signing of Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa, a conversion project that will add 191 guestrooms to the island in the coming months.
The South Beach Consortium is currently in talks to appoint Marriott International to manage The South Beach hotel, which will be rebranded as Singapore’s first JW Marriott.
Pico’s innovative use of technology created an immersive, multi-sensory experiential exhibition that offered a glimpse into how Singaporeans could live, work, play, care and learn in the future.
An upscale venue in Singapore elevates the food and art experience.
A panel session moderated by international media personality and travel host, Anita Kapoor, discussed how design and technology are impacting the future of hospitality.
The Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) annual Tourism Industry Conference revealed performance figures, new initiatives, strategies and support, and announced the rebranding of a national awards programme.
Malaysia – Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur from Singapore’s Far East Hospitality (FEH), will open in the second quarter of 2016.
Singapore's focus on leadership commands international association attention through global partnership and sound reputation.
Singapore - At the Singapore Tourism Board Year in Review Media Conference held at The South Beach Hotel on February 29, 2016, Oliver Chong, Executive Director, Communications & Marketing Capability, STB, reported that Singapore’s tourism receipts dipped.
Singapore – Pan Pacific Singapore has announced two of its key management appointments effective February 2016.
In this new feature, Biz Events Asia finds out what makes W Singapore – Sentosa Cove’s award-winning steakhouse, SKIRT, a cut above the rest, and the people behind its success.
Sponsored Post – Still undecided if you should hold your next meeting or incentive trip in Singapore? Wait no longer and take advantage of the Singapore MICE Advantage Programme (SMAP)
Singapore – Stephane Fabregoul steps into a new role as Managing Director, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove and The St. Regis Singapore.
Singapore – With Singapore being the epicentre of travel in Asia, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) commissioned a report on Asian Business Travellers (ABT)
Singapore – Nu Skin Japan brought 250 of its regional sales leaders for a well-deserved travel incentive to Singapore
Global – AccorHotels has signed a landmark deal with GuocoLand to manage the group’s two new hotels at Tanjong Pagar Centre, Singapore, and Damansara City, Kuala Lumpur.
Singapore – Wee Teck Chan has assumed the role of Managing Director Singapore for George P. Johnson, and will oversee the expansion of the Singapore office which includes the growth of its already significant digital capabilities.
Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications and media company gathered 1,200 of its sales and marketing executives worldwide for a global sales strategy meeting in Singapore, ousting Hong Kong’s bid for this event.
Allen Law, Chief Executive Officer of Park Hotel Group, shares insights on market trends, corporate social responsibility, and more.
The long-standing annual Asia-Australasia Conference of Radiological Technologists (AACRT) entered with a more cost-effective and innovative method of facilitaing and enhancing attendee experience via QuickMobile’s Mobile Event App Solution.
Singapore - To further help event planners, Singapore Tourism Board has refreshed its MICE website, www.yoursingapore.com/mice, to offer a one-stop portal for planning events in the city.
Singapore – Biz Events Asia is set to host a panel to discuss “The Importance of Talent Management: How to Improve the Profitability of your Business through Talent Management?” on October 22, 1230 hours at this year’s ITB Asia (October 21 – 23, 2015).
Singapore – Aloysius Arlando, chief executive officer of SingEx has been elected vice president for AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) at its Annual Conference and General Assembly in Boston last month.
Singapore - Publisher and managing director of Biz Events Asia, El Kwang, continues to helm the editorial direction after bidding farewell to editor, Kristie Thong in early August 2015.
Singapore – The MICE Asia Pacific Exhibition 2015 (MICE 2015), taking place from September 10 – 11 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, will aim to connect business event professionals across the region.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to join us at this month's Wine Down Wednesday, as well as sponsors Duetto and Highlander at Chijmes for hosting us.
Hosting SACEOS' AMITE buyers for a cocktail event paid dividends for Grand Hyatt Singapore – and also provided an unexpected treat for the guests.
Hosting AMITE buyers was a perfect way to showcase what’s to come after the refurbishment of The Singapore Resort & Spa Sentosa Managed by Accor.
How an association’s drive for change and development transformed the business events industry in Singapore.
Singapore – Park Hotel Alexandra has opened its doors this month with 442 guest rooms and suites along the CBD’s fringe, with easy access to both business and leisure locations.
Singapore – Held from July 2 – 3, 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands, the 2015 edition of Singapore MICE Forum will be featuring an esteemed panel of speakers and a number of trends within the industry.
30 minutes with Aloysius Arlando, CEO of SingEx Holdings Pte Ltd, gave Biz Events Asia a look into his vision of a sustainable CONFEX business model.
Why Singapore continues to stack up as a place for business and memorable experiences.
High-achieving qualifiers of US-based healthcare marketing conglomerate Forever Living Products were treated to a time of their lives in Singapore. Biz Events Asia goes behind the scenes.
Singapore – About 350 guests turned up at the official launch of One Farrer Hotel & Spa’s Lifestyle Podium & Spa Retreat, despite a slight drizzle in Singapore hours prior to the outdoor event.
Singapore – The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has extended the validity of Multiple Journey Visas (MJVs) issued to nationals from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), in line with efforts of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to increase visit
Singapore – Following its recent stop in Hangzhou, China during its North Asia Showcase, Business Events Australia together with Dynasty Travel reached out to Singapore-based buyers during its Southeast Asia Showcase.
Global – Preferred Hotels & Resorts has introduced six new properties scheduled to launch by the end of this year. Ideal for the business events market, these independent hotels can accommodate intimate retreats or large-scale business events.
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Unique team building activities in Singapore have become an increasing demand from event planners as a growing number of companies are opting for creative and unique activities to engage their employees.