MBS welcomes a record 17 trade shows and conferences in October

By BEA Reporter on 10/10/2016

Singapore – October is set to be the busiest business events month as Marina Bay Sands welcomes the highest number of major events in a single month since its opening in 2010.

Collectively, these 17 major business events are expected to draw close to 40,000 delegates to the integrated resort.

More than half of these events at Sands Expo and Convention Centre are repeat shows including ITB Asia, Singapore International Energy Week and Franchising & Licensing Asia. The biggest airline passenger experience trade show in Asia, comprising Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Expo, Aircraft Interiors Expo Asia (AIX Asia) and Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia EXPO will make its debut in Singapore from October 24-27 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

Marina Bay Sands broke yet another record in October with the largest wedding event ever at Sands Expo. The wedding event held at Sands Grand Ballroom, Southeast Asia’s largest ballroom, on October 2 saw a total attendance of 2,300 guests.

On the corporate events and incentives travel front, Marina Bay Sands continues to see strong demand from key sectors including the information and communications technology (ICT), consulting services, banking and finance, MLM (multi-level marketing), shipping as well as education. The year-on-year attendance, particularly for the consulting services sector, saw an increase of 650 percent, while the number of room nights booked by the ICT sector increased by 69 per cent in 2016. 

The integrated resort is gearing up for a busy 2017 as it will be hosting numerous significant repeat and new-to-Singapore shows, meetings and conferences. They include Maison & Object Asia, Tax Free World Association, BEX Asia, Black Hat, Medical Fair Asia, Medical Manufacturing Asia and Communic Asia. 2017 will also see the return of Sea Asia, a premier maritime and offshore conference and an anchor event of the Singapore Maritime Week.

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