by Lee Xin Hui | September 01, 2016

Event One-Stop Shop

With 111,500sqm of world-class convention and meeting facilities, myriad settings and an abundance of recreation and team-building opportunities, The Venetian Macao, part of integrated resorts Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao, ticks all the boxes.

Besides boasting one of the largest exhibition centres in Asia, the resort stands out with its numerous unique venues, from the 15,000-seater Cotai Arena; The Venetian Theatre for up to 1,800 people; to the beautiful outdoor lagoon area, perfect for intimate gatherings. In addition, there are 108 flexible meeting spaces that span across 18,600sqm.

Above: Cotai Arena

Every event is served by a professional AV production team who provides on-site technical and production assistance, and entertainment teams who can put together riveting entertainment for delegate meet-and-greets, cocktail events, gala dinners or concerts.


 

Made for MICE

The Venetian Macao lobby

Amidst the slowdown in the gambling sector, The Venetian Macao is upping its ante to attract the MICE crowd, the top three source markets being China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

For a start, it has recently launched the 'Macao Meetings with More' MICE package, providing a range of promotions that includes complimentary rooms, discounts on AV equipment, 'buy-one-get-one-free' offers on Cotai Water Jet ferry tickets and a complimentary 30-minute entertainment performance, according to Ruth Boston, vice president of destination marketing and sales, Sands China Ltd.

When it comes to team-building, Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao has also developed a reputation for delivering innovative team-building solutions across a diverse customer base.

One of its most popular activities involves a treasure hunt around the old Macau. With iPads containing instructions and maps in hand, participants, split up in teams, traipse the streets in search of World Heritage landmarks and hidden treasures, while solving fun group challenges at the same time.

Taking into consideration a client's time constraints, the planning team recreated the treasure hunt on hotel premises. Key landmarks from Venice such as St. Mark's Square and its canals were featured, creating an innovative platform for team-building; they also provided the perfect setting in wet weather conditions.


 

Around the World in 24 Hours

 

 

Create your own team-building itinerary and take participants on an abbreviated world tour:

  • Italy: Go on a gondola ride through the indoor canals of Shoppes at Venetian, which is abuzz with the colourful sights and sounds of Venice.
  • Hollywood, USA: Relive childhood dreams with a DreamWorks Experience at Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao. Interact with favourite animation characters during the Character Meet-and-Greet or see them all during the All-Star Parade.
  • France: Get transported to the famed City of Lights at soon-to-open The Parisian Macao, which features a half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower
  • India: At one Michelin-star Golden Peacock, attendees will be treated to an array of refined authentic Indian fare by Kerala-native chef Justin Paul.

 

 


 

 The Parisian Life  

 

 

In mid-September, Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao will welcome its crowning jewel - The Parisian Macao. With 3,000 guest rooms and suites and over 5,200sqm of meeting spaces including the 3,400-sqm Parisian Ballroom and seven meeting rooms, the property will bring the integrated resort's total event space to 140,000sqm, and strengthen its position as a premier MICE destination in Asia.


 

Spaces at a glance

 

 

+ The Venetian Macao's total event space: 111,500sqm
+ Cotai Expo: 75,000sqm (across levels one and three)
+ Cotai Arena: 15,000-seater The Venetian
+ Ballroom: 6,500-sqm (pillarless) ballroom
+ Meeting rooms: 18,600sqm (across 108 rooms)
+ The Venetian Theatre: 1,800-seater