Aloysius Arlando will be stepping down from his role as chief executive (venues) at Constellar Holdings from 30 September 2021, in pursuit of personal interests.
The industry stalwart, who's also President of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) and the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) joined the company, then known as SingEx Holdings, as CEO in April 2010. Arlando grew the business into a reputable player in the global meetings industry, adding more than 20 major new-to-market events to its portfolio and driving the 'festivalisation' of events with the launch of the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific (ITAP).
When Covid-19 struck, under Arlando's leadership both SFF and ITAP were reimagined as hybrid events — ITAP 2020 marked the first in-person event held at Singapore Expo after the venue was repurposed as a Covid-19 Community Care Facility; while SFF x SWITCH 2020 became the world’s first week-long round-the-clock, hybrid event.
A constant advocate of Singapore's business events industry, Arlando was also a driving force behind the 2020 Industry Resilience Roadmap, which features hybrid event solutions to help event professionals “prepare for a new world order” post pandemic.
Constellar Holdings’ newly-appointed Group CEO, Jean-François Quentin, will oversee all matters, including venue management, from 1 October 2021. He will be supported on the events front by Chua Wee Phong, Chief Executive (Markets), and the Constellar management team.