Singapore to Allow MICE Events with up to 250 Attendees from October 1
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | September 10, 2020 | News
Singapore Tourism Board
Over a virtual press conference on 7th September 2020, Chan Chun Sing, Trade and Industry Minister, Singapore announced trial events with up to 250 attendees as Singapore gets set to open at an even larger scale.
From 1st October 2020, event organizers will be able to apply for pilot Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) events.
The Singapore Tourism Board and the Ministry of Trade and Industry will review the proposals for the trial. Event organisers can only proceed after receiving the Ministry’s approval.
Organizers will have to demonstrate the plan to deliver safe management measures, which include reducing the overall attendance density and having pre- and post-event infection control measures.
The Singapore International Energy Week Conference, scheduled to be held in hybrid format at the Marina Bay Sands from 26th to 30th October 2020, is among the pilot events taking place under this arrangement.
"We are working with overseas partners, including overseas event organisers such as Messe Berlin, to see how we can learn from the experience of other countries, scaling this up from the hundreds to the thousands in a safe and sustainable manner," said Chan Chun Sing.
“The way we are going to revamp the industry, we have to take into consideration how we bring international travellers into Singapore, conduct the meetings safely, and then even provide them the assurance of safety after they depart Singapore,” he added.
Over a virtual press conference on 7th September 2020, Chan Chun Sing, Trade and Industry Minister, Singapore announced trial events with up to 250 attendees as Singapore gets set to open.