2022 has been a year of transition and recovery for the MICE industry in Singapore. As the voice and advocate for the industry, SACEOS has been committed to engaging the relevant authorities to ensure that the industry remains top-of-mind in Singapore’s reopening. And we are encouraged by the strong reopening of the industry since April 2022 when the government announced the lifting of measures.
Meanwhile, we understand that networking is the top priority for our members and have continued to engage the community through networking events, industry dialogues and surveys – so as to better understand how we can support the industry.
We would like to thank our members for their unwavering support and their partnership over the past two challenging years. We look forward to continue journeying with you towards a stronger and more vibrant 2023 ahead.
Meanwhile, here are the key highlights and events for SACEOS in 2022:
Chinese New Year Dialogue (14 February)
The first face-to-face SACEOS networking event of the year brought together members to celebrate the year of the Tiger and share their outlook for the year. There was also an informative sharing session by Paul Kent, Partner, Data, Economics and Analytics at KPMG Services, on the global and regional outlook for the industry and key data findings from a KPMG report. Find out more here.
Marina Bay Waterfront Walk (1 April)
As part of the UFI Asia Pacific Week 2022, SACEOS organised the Marina Bay Waterfront Walk – the first-ever outdoor event for the year. It was an opportunity for members to reconnect with industry friends and enjoy a great time in the outdoors. Find out more here.
Members Drinks Networking session (20 May)
We organised an intimate drinks and networking session for our members at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa. Besides providing an opportunity for members to reconnect with one another, members were treated to a tour of Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa’s event space followed by drinks and canapés at LeBar. Find out more here.
MICE Sustainability Workshop (23 May)
As the industry continues to recover, one of the key focus is building a more sustainable and greener future. The first-ever MICE Sustainability Workshop invited Guy Bigwood, Chief Changemaker of Global Destination Sustainability Movement, who shared the business case for sustainability, implications to MICE business and overcoming challenges. Find out more here.
‘How will the Metaverse impact the events industry?’ Networking event (25 May)
As physical events make a return, the Metaverse is creating a new way of experiencing events. 2 Metaverse experts, Bell Beh, Co-founder of BuzzAR and Vishnu Mohan, Partner & Chief Growth Officer of DEPT, were invited to share their insights on how the Metaverse will shape events of the future. Find out more here.
Members Drinks Networking Session (22 July)
It was an evening of engagement and networking for SACEOS members at the Raffles Hotel, Singapore. The complimentary members-only event featured a tour of Raffles Hotel’s facilities followed by a drinks networking session in Osteria BBR. Find out more here.
MICE Manpower Pulse Survey (30 August)
With the pandemic inflicting a massive talent loss in the industry, attracting talent back will be among the top challenges facing MICE businesses. Therefore, we conducted a MICE Manpower Survey to better understand the manpower challenges that our MICE community are facing and better support the industry’s needs.
Asia CEO Summit (5-7 October)
The first-ever Asia CEO Summit brought together global and regional business events industry leaders to forge greater collaboration and underline the key role that Asia plays in the global business events market. Kicking off the Summit was the Joint Leadership Summit (JLS), which saw global industry leaders and government representatives agreeing on five key areas of collaboration to advance the region’s business events industry. Find out more here.
Global MICE Sustainability Alliance MOU (5 October)
The Global Mice Sustainability Alliance MOU was signed between SACEOS, STB, Informa Markets, Constellar Venues, Pico World (Singapore), Cityneon Holdings and Kingsmen Exhibits, to explore new solutions for green events to reduce exhibition waste and carbon footprint. Find out more here.
MICE Sustainability Dialogue (10 November)
SACEOS organised the MICE Sustainability Dialogue to share about some of the sustainability initiatives that we have lined-up and discuss how we can work towards a more sustainable industry together.
MICE Sustainability Roadmap Launch (1 December)The MICE industry in Singapore took an important step towards a more sustainable future with the launch of the MICE Sustainability Roadmap by SACEOS and Singapore Tourism Board on 1 December. Over 100 MICE players gathered at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre to witness the launch of the roadmap, which laid out 3 specific targets to position Singapore as one of the most sustainable MICE destinations in Asia Pacific.
Download the MICE Sustainability Roadmap here.
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