This article was first published by TTGmice on 4th October 2021
The Joint Leadership Summit (JLS) of AEO / SACEOS / SISO / UFI – Singapore taking place from October 5-7 at the Fullerton Hotel, will see the first face-to-face meeting, since the pandemic began, of ASEAN government ministers, major global organisers, trade association leaders and tourism bureau chiefs.
During the meeting, stakeholders will be discussing how to reinvigorate the region’s business events industry and reboot inter- and intra-regional business travel. During the summit, industry executives and association leaders will exchange insights and perspectives on global reopening experiences and sector developments.
The event will also witness the launch of the Asia CEO Summit @ Singapore, an annual dialogue for the regional exhibition industry taking place over three years from 2022 to 2024 in Singapore.
As the first international business event with fully vaccinated participants to be held in Singapore, the JLS will put forward a clear action plan to restart business events in the region.
Operators of the event have been accredited with the SG SafeEvent Certification – a mark of assurance for event organisers in Singapore in upholding the highest standards of hygiene and safety management measures and best practices.
The event is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and co-organised by the Singapore Association for Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS), Association of Event Organisers (AEO), Society for Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.
Yap Chin Siang, deputy chief executive, STB, said: “As Singapore journeys towards Covid-resilience, we will continue to facilitate the safe and gradual resumption of MICE events. The JLS and the launch of the Asia CEO Summit reflects Singapore’s strong standing as a Global-Asia Node for MICE and business. While the pandemic has changed the way we work and travel, Singapore remains committed to strengthening existing partnerships while forging new ones.”