Many international clients have organised and held successful business meetings, conventions and exhibitions in Singapore. With meeting venues capable of accommodating all types of events and a concentration of leisure options, it is the perfect location to gather and exchange ideas. View our testimonials and see what others have to say about their business experiences in Singapore.
“The Singapore Tourism Board’s commitment to our event and the spirit of partnership contributed greatly to the success of the event. The Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau made it so easy for us to do business. It also provided us exposure and branding well beyond what we would typically have achieved, not just in and around the venue, but also in public spaces. From our distributors’ perspective, they loved this because everywhere they looked in Singapore, they saw branding of the company they are part of – it made us seem larger than we are,” said Ms. Margaret Launzel-Pennes, Herbalife International’s Vice President of Worldwide Events & Video Production.
“What was also critical was the strategic support we received when it came to negotiating and selecting venues and vendors. The Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau leveraged their relationships to make our event as successful as possible, long after the ink on the contract was dry. They opened doors for us we could never have done on our own; recommended hotels; steered us away from bad ideas; and introduced us to places we never knew existed. This level of commitment was what made Singapore truly unique,” added Ms. Launzel-Pennes.
“Singapore, besides being an internationally-recognised MICE venue, was very accessible for our delegates. In addition, transport between the hotels and the airport was extremely convenient and we appreciated the ease of conducting our business here,” said Dr. Martin Buck, Director of Messe Berlin.
“One of our key criteria when choosing a location for Asia Pacific Extravaganza was that our guests from around the region could fly into the event location easily and Singapore certainly fit the bill,” said Ms. Margaret Launzel-Pennes, Herbalife International’s Vice President of Worldwide Events & Video Production.
According to Mr. Stephen Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Exhibition Services, Singapore’s appeal to global businesses is its recognised position as a premier hub in the Asia Pacific region. “Global businesses acknowledge that events in Singapore will not only reach out to the Singaporean market, but also serves as springboards to the emergent Southeast Asian economies as well as the vast markets in East Asia and the Indian Subcontinent,” he said.
Mr. Tan’s view on Singapore’s appeal to global businesses was echoed by Ms. Sharon Stoneley, Carlson wagonlit Meeting & Event's Manager MICE, who organised Imagination 2009, a BidVest Group corporate event which took place in Singapore in February 2009. “Singapore offers the perfect setting for business success by providing a place where business delegates can derive great value, and where there is a robust exchange of ideas, and a fertile ground for business prospects and networking opportunities,” said Ms. Stoneley.