Dear SACEOS members and industry friends,
Greetings from SACEOS! These are truly exciting and positive times for our MICE and Events industry. As we celebrate Singapore’s 57th National Day, let’s take this opportunity to celebrate and laud the spirit, resilience and unity of not only our industry, but our nation since the pandemic hit our shores back in early 2019.
Our MICE community has made a remarkable comeback since we reopened in April 2022. And our eco-system of Event Organisers and Suppliers have managed to swiftly bring world class live events back to both businesses and consumers. Indeed, we are seeing a strong demand for events that is similar – if not higher – than what we used to see pre-pandemic.
International visitors are also starting to return to our trade shows, with the numbers expecting to increase in 2022 and beyond. In fact, STB has forecasted that Singapore is expected to receive a total of 4-6 million visitors in 2022 as tourism recovery gain momentum.
Having said that, it’s important that our industry continue to stay resilient, agile and innovative in order to meet the ever-evolving needs of our event attendees and customers, and to strengthen Singapore’s position as a leading and trusted MICE destination.
On this National Day, let’s come together to celebrate not only Singapore’s 57th year of independence, but the magic of face-to-face connection as we continue to forge a brighter and sustainable future, together.
From all of us at SACEOS, we would like to wish everyone a Happy National Day!
Yours Sincerely,Richard IrelandSACEOS President