Suntec Singapore released a sterling lineup of key events for the first full year since the completion of its $184 million revamp. The company announced 88 key events from its 2014 lineup, including 16 major medical events, 16 trade shows, 19 consumer events and 37 international conferences and special events.
CEO, Arun Madhok says he is delighted with the interest shown by both local and international organisers, “Our event list is a testimony to the confidence in the Suntec Singapore team and the value of the facilities and services that we offer. We are proud to be chosen as the preferred place to meet for so many events and will strive to remain the venue of choice for our existing and new customers.”
The extensively renovated Suntec Singapore offers great versatility, featuring flexible customisable space, free Wi-Fi, digital signage, an excellent range of culinary choices and a dedicated team of service experts. In the five months since re-opening in June 2013, the Suntec team ran 196 events with over 65,000 meals served and a total of 780,000 visitors to the Centre. This included 56 exhibitions and 124 conferences and meetings, including first-time events to Singapore such as the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), which brought in 3,890 international and local delegates from 122 countries.
The Centre welcomed new exhibitions such as Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World. Mr. Andy Center, Chief Executive, CloserStill Media, organiser of Cloud Expo Asia said, “We’re delighted with the success of our first event in Asia. The service and facilities provided by Suntec Singapore were ideal for our event. We are looking forward to coming back again next year for an even bigger show.” Suntec Singapore also welcomed back many regular customers like ad:tech, ICMAT, Singapore Gifts and Stationary Show, IMCAS Asia, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce SMEs and Spikes Asia.
The 88 events for 2014 are even more impressive, spanning a wide range of industries from Medical and Technology to Lifestyle and Financial. These include first time events such as Blueprint 2014, Asia’s Fashion Gateway, which runs over four days and brings in 20,000 delegates, Prudential Eye Awards, Singapore Art Fair as well as AAMA-TEX, UROFAIR, Trans Asia 2014.
Exhibitions continue to form the core of the business with events such as HR Summit, Beauty Asia and Asia PCR/SingLIVE that have signed multiple-year deals with Suntec Singapore. “Suntec Singapore’s new design actively supports events like ours that feature both conference and exhibition elements,” said Mr. Marc Doncieux, Founder and CEO, Europa Organisation, organiser of Asia PCR/SingLIVE, “The inherent flexibility, impeccable service and ideal location gave us the confidence this was the perfect place to grow our event.”
Suntec Singapore’s efforts to be a PhRMA code compliant venue are also paying dividends: the Centre has attracted many of the country’s largest medical trade events such as Occupational Safety & Health Asia (OS+HA), Medical Fair Asia and IDEM Singapore, Asia’s leading dental trade fair and scientific conference, with 6,000 delegates attending over three days.
International conferences such as International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, 7th Annual Congress on Glaucoma Surgery, IDF Western Pacific Regional Congress, International Conference on Co-ordinated Chemistry have also chosen Suntec as their home.
Consumer shows such as COMEX 2014, Bookfest@Singapore 2014, Food and Kitchen Expo as well as Food and Beverage Show will also return to Suntec. New consumer events coming to Singapore that have selected Suntec Singapore as their venue include SG Tech Show. “It has been great working with Suntec Singapore,” said Mr. Chua Wee Phong, Chairman, Sphere Exhibits, organiser of COMEX 2014, “They have an excellent location, easily accessible by all modes of transportation and parking is convenient. The venue space is large enough for major shows like COMEX. That is also why we have chosen to host our next major show, SG Tech 2014 at Suntec Singapore in May 2014.”
Not included on the list are the dozens of corporate meetings, private dining and social events the Suntec Singapore hosts throughout the year. The Centre’s culinary team can provide 10,000 meals each day, whether it be simple buffets or fine dining, making Suntec Singapore the venue of choice for banquets, corporate and entertainment events.
“With so many key events already contracted, and considering how well we’ve traditionally done with corporate events, I fully expect 2014 to be a very successful and busy year,” said Mr Madhok, “Having said that, we are not just looking to fill the Centre for the sake of it. We are looking to foster long term collaboration with events and clients who can use the full potential of our Centre for our collective success.”
A complete list of key events is available on the website (www.suntec Singapore.com)
About Suntec Singapore
Suntec Singapore is a world-class venue located at the heart of Asia’s most integrated meetings, conventions and exhibitions hub. With great versatility featuring 42,000 m² of flexible customisable space, free WiFi, digital signage, an excellent range of culinary choices and a dedicated team of service experts, this award-winning facility can cater to events from 10 to 10,000 persons. In addition, Suntec Singapore offers direct access to 5,200 hotel rooms, 1,000 retail outlets, 300 restaurants, 6 museums and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Only 20 minutes from Changi International Airport, Suntec Singapore is conveniently located in the Central Business District and just minutes from the city’s entertainment and cultural attractions.