The Singapore MICE Forum (SMF), the MICE industry’s choice thought-leadership event and platform to gather thinkers, visionaries, and leaders from around the world, is making a return on 26- 28 July 2023 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre.

Organised by the Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS) and supported by the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB), the two-day conference is expected to attract industry professionals and leaders from the region as well as an esteemed line-up of expert speakers from the global MICE industry. We are also looking forward to welcoming back and reconnecting with industry friends from the US, China, India, and the ASEAN region.

Guest of Honour Alvin Tan, Minister of State for Ministry of Trade and Industry Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, will be delivering the opening address. He will be joined by a stellar line-up of industry speakers such as Robin Hu, Vice Chairman Asia & Operating Partner, Temasek International, Dr Edward Koh, Executive Director, Conventions, Meetings & Incentive Travel, Singapore Tourism Board and Tan Szue Hann, Head of Sustainability & Deputy GM of Sustainable Urban Renewal, Keppel Land, just to name a few. Please refer to full line-up of speakers here.

Themed The Great Reset, the SMF is making a comeback at a critical time when the MICE industry is steadily recovering amidst strong demand for business events. It will galvanise the industry to reimagine its future in key areas such as Sustainability, Technology, Innovation, New Business Models and Talent. Please refer to full programme here.

To showcase and drive innovation in MICE Sustainability, the SMF will feature the inaugural MICE Sustainability Innovation Marketplace from 26 – 27 July 2023. The Marketplace will explore various solutions to improve the sustainability performance of organisations, as well as innovative ways to host sustainable events. Attendees can learn more about leveraging data and analytics, robotics, energy optimisation, sustainable materials and food & beverage from the Marketplace.

DAY 1: 27 JULY 2023

The Game Changers of the Future

Panelists: Michelle Mason, President and CEO, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Pat Patel, Executive Director, Elevandi Limited, Mark Temple-Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Informa Markets, Edward Koh, Executive Director, Conventions, Meetings & Incentive Travel, Singapore Tourism Board

The Rising Importance of Community Building to Remain Relevant and Keeping Audience Engaged

Panelists: Charles Ross, Managing Director, ART SG, Ng Chong Geng, President, Singapore Esports Association, Kim Underhill, CEO/Founder, SHE BRILLIANCE, Michele Lee, Managing Director, O4X, The O4 Company

Engagement from Lens of Customers

Panelists: Brenda Quek, Asia-Pacific Travel, Meetings and Events Program and Engagement Leader, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP, Leo Hwa Chiang, Director, Singapore Operations, IEEE Asia-Pacific Ginny Lee, Head of APJ Regional Events, SAP Asia Sabrina Tan, Founder & CEO, Skin Inc Supplement Bar

The Future of Event Professionals: Attracting and Retaining Talent in a Competitive Market

Keynote speaker: Fleur Kearns, Vice President, Human Resources, APAC, RX Global (Reed Exhibitions)

Resetting the Talent Pool and Collaborating across Boundaries for Synergy

Panelists: Fleur Kearns, Vice President, Human Resources, APAC, RX Global (Reed Exhibitions), Andrew Chan, Founder & CEO, ACI HR Solutions, Jesher Loi, Branding and Market Development, Ya Kun International

Moderator: Wong Waikin, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)

Next Gen / Emerging Talent Perspective: Making the MICE Industry Relevant and Keeping up the Momentum

Panelists: Philip Pang, Assistant Business Development Director, Hustle and Bustle, Jarah Lachica, Project and Partnerships Management, Koelnmesse

Moderator: Cara Puah, Deputy Director, Tourism, NTUC LearningHub

DAY 2: 28 JULY 2023

Fireside Chat: The Larger World and the Impact on ASEAN

Speaker: Robin Hu, Vice Chairman Asia and Operating Partner, Temasek International

Moderator: Dylan Sharma, Chair, Singapore MICE Forum 2023

Keynote Address: What’s with the Economy? Making Sense of it all

Speaker: Paul Kent, Partner, Head Economics, Data and Analytics, KPMG Singapore

Partnerships and Collaborations

Panelists: Elaine Chia, APAC CEO, Comexposium, Michael Wilton, CEO & Managing Director, MMI Asia, Jasper Donat, Co-Founder and CEO, Branded

Moderator: Richard Ireland, Chief Executive Officer, Clarion Events Asia

Making Business Sense of AI, Data, New Value Creation

Panelists: Laurence Liew, Director AI Innovation, AI Singapore, Nedved Yang, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Constellar ,  Lai, Vice President, Global Sources Exhibitions, Global Sources, Nina Xiao, Vice President, Product Management, Informa Markets

Moderator: Chinab Chugh, CTO and Cofounder, Jublia

The Future of Sustainability: Understanding the Corporates and how MICE can Play a Role

Panelists: Tan Szue Hann, Head of Sustainability and Deputy GM of Sustainable Urban Renewal, Keppel Land, Mathias Posch, Chairman and President, International Conference Services, Kenneth Ng, Global Sustainability Lead, Razer Inc

Moderator: Eric Ricaurte, Founder & CEO, Greenview Hospitality

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the industry’s leading thought leadership and networking event. Register for the Singapore MICE Forum here!