With the “Circuit Breaker” lockdown and social distancing measures being extended, hundreds of events in Singapore has been postponed or cancelled.
An industry leader even jested that it may be the Year of the Rat, but things are not looking rosy for the Mice (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) sector.
However, Mr Aloysius Arlando, President of the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS), remains positive that the MICE industry will continue to play a significant role and key contributor for Singapore’s growth moving forward.
According to Mr. Arlando, Singapore has been the regional hub for business exchanges and development, and should continue to do so. Despite past challenges, the MICE industry has demonstrated resilience and swift adaptation towards these challenges.
It should be noted that owing to its market neutrality, strong rule of law, and highly skilled multi-cultural workforce, Singapore is seen as a global Asia hub, enabling to anchor international business transactions easily.
In the first three quarters of 2019, there were 1.8 million arrivals for MICE, contributing to S$3.2bn in terms of tourist receipts. This figure had increased from S$2.2bn or 22% of tourist receipts in 2018.
As of 6 May 2020, we have summarized below the updated schedules for the major events in Singapore.
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