ITB Asia News – Day 2 Edition


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Welcome to Singapore – Asia’s thriving events hub

Yesterday’s yet again strong participation by Singapore’s leading political and DMO figures in the opening ceremony of ITB Asia underlined the nation’s determination to foster major events here.

And what better time to launch a bespoke MICE event at ITB Asia than when more and more eyes are turning to Singapore as a stable, safe place to host a global event.

Singapore welcomed over 2.9 million MICE visitors in 2018, a growth of 12.1% from the previous year. Over the same period, tourism receipts rose 7.2% to reach USD3.41 bn in 2018. The city state is set to host notable events and meetings such as Vidcon Asia, Home Delivery Asia, Deloitte All Hands Meeting and Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure Conference in 2019. Vidcon is the largest event for the global community of online content creators and will host the inaugural Asia edition of the show in Singapore.

The CWT Meeting & Events Trends Report 2019 expects global demand for meetings and events to increase between 5-10% as events are considered a key channel to facilitate face-to-face engagement, discussions, conversations and networking. Together with local businesses in Singapore, the Singapore Tourism Board has curated a selection of group experiences under the new “INSPIRE” programme. These range from dining to social networking, from attractions to thematic tours, as well as unforgettable team building experiences, all tailored with the MICE visitors’ profile in mind. These incentives have been designed to complement groups’ itineraries and provide exclusive experiences that showcase the best of what Singapore has to offer.

It’s just one more reason to enjoy your stay here in this incredible Asian “garden state” as part of your “ITB Asia experience”.

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Richard Barnes
Editor-in-chief
ITB Asia News