After two years of Covid restrictions that have diverted MICE
professionals and attendees to the digital platform, newly elected
President Richard Ireland wants to bring back the buzz of in-person
peer-to-peer networking and to attract talents to the MICE industry.
“What our members want is peer-to-peer networking, and the more
networking we do, the easier it will be to generate the vibe and energy
that attracts people back to the industry,” said Ireland.
Ireland expressed his confidence in working towards the recovery of
the industry with the new Executive Committee (Exco) members. “We’ve got
4-5 new Exco members with different levels of diverse experiences, and I
really want to be able to promote the work that they're doing.”
He also shared that while SACEOS has seen members leave due to
business closures and staffing cuts, there has been a bright light at
the end of the tunnel. “I'm delighted to share that we have several
great sign-ups from world-class organisers in the last couple of months.
It’s a solid validation that we are creating more value for our
members, which will, in turn, attract more members.”
With the latest streamlining of Covid-19 measures from 15 March in
Singapore, organisers can look forward to the steady come-back of MICE
activities that will foster industry connections and collaborations.
at a very critical time of our re-opening, and as a result, we need to
continue to demonstrate that events can be run safely in a controlled
environment. We have already had immensely successful pilot events in
Singapore, and now it's time to move to a more normalised environment,”
He stressed that as the industry moves to the recovery stage, it is
necessary to attract international events back to Singapore, as well as
attract old and new talents back to the industry.
Find out more about the new 43rd Exco members.