Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre will be gearing up for a busy new year in 2017 with 88 key events across sectors, of which several are first in Singapore.
These inaugural events include the 9th WCA Worldwid Conference, the most important global freight forwarding event that draws over 2,500 logistics professionals, BirdLife International World Congress 2017 that brings together the top 800 global conservation leaders from over 120 countries, as well as UFI Open Seminar in Asia 2017.
Said Mark Cochrane, regional manager, Asia Pacific, UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, "Singapore has long been established as one of the key exhibition markets in Asia. Singapore's MICE industry is recognised around the world for its high standards of professionalism and for its world-class infrastructure.
"Suntec Singapore plays a key role in that well-deserved reputation. Suntec Singapore is known for its strong management team, its excellent facilities and its awarding-winning catering. For all of these reasons, UFI is very pleased to be bringing the 2017 edition of the UFI Open Seminar in Asia to Singapore."
In the F&B industry, UK's biggest gourmet trade show, Specialty & Fine Food Asia incorporating Speciality Chocolate Asia, will be making its inaugural Asia debut at Suntec Singapore.
"We will bring the vibrancy and excitement that buyers love about our London event to Southeast Asia. The team of professionals at Suntec Singapore with their impeccable service and appreciation of our business gives us great confidence of a partner who can help us achieve our goals," said Christopher McCuin, group business development director, Montgomery.
In 2016, Suntec Singapore introduced several innovations that helped organisers reap efficiencies. These include the private online accommodation booking service, the ImmersiveAV Suite with panoramic screens and holographic technology that transforms audience experiences, and event traffic intelligence using WiFi data analytics to help organisers make data-driven decisions.