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The Lion City stopped requiring mask-wearing in most settings, including indoors. The Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix is one of the large scale events this year.

There is no better place to hold an event in Asia than in Singapore. There are a number of reasons why the Garden City is a good place to hold an event.

Eased restrictions

One of the first countries in Southeast Asia to open its borders is Singapore. Attendees will be able to enter Singapore worry-free after the removal of the pre-departure testing.

The restrictions for gatherings were removed by Singapore. It was easier for people to meet in Singapore because of this.

In the first half of the year, Singapore welcomed 1.5 million visitors, according to the latest figures from the Singapore Tourism Board. Between 4 and 6 million people are expected to visit Singapore in the years to come.

Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) – Food & Beverage 2022

A total of 57,510 people from over 100 countries and regions attended the Food and Hotel Asia event in Singapore. This shows that Singapore is a vibrant business and innovation hub for various industries.

Singapore hosted more than 150 events in the first three months of the year. There will be at least 66 international events secured by the end of the year.

Urban Farm | Photo by PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay

Organise sustainable events

Singapore wants to be a sustainable destination and encourages planners to hold sustainable meetings and events. The 'Ready, get set, go green!' white paper was released by American Express Global Business Travel (AMEX-GBT) and encourages event planners to integrate environmental, social and governance goals in their events.

Travel and meetings professionals encourage travellers to practise 8 ecologically responsible behaviours according to findings from a study.

  1. Choose energy-efficient hotels and event venues (76%)
  2. Prioritise routes with smallest CO2 footprint (73%)
  3. Reduce frequency of travel (71%)
  4. Prioritise electric vehicles over hybrid or conventional cars (67%)
  5. Prioritise flights using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (65%)
  6. Give preference to sustainable food options (62%)
  7. Prioritise public transportation (60%)
  8. Offset emissions by investing in environmental projects (60%)

70% of travel and meetings professionals place high or medium importance on green certifications and credentials when choosing a supplier.

Practical tips on how they can make their meetings and events more sustainable are included in the white paper as an example of how they can make their meetings and events more sustainable.

The country's recent participation in the GDS-Index, which builds on Singapore's sustainable efforts under the Singapore Green Plan, is a sign of the country's progress. Singapore wants to achieve net zero by the mid-century.

Ecosperity, which will return for its 8th run in 2022, is one of the events that will be hosted this year.

Green transportation via Green Grab, public transport discounts, complimentary eco experiences by Sentosa and environmentally conscious air travel with Singapore Airlines are some of the new features of the Singapore MICE Advantage programme. Organisers and delegates can enjoy perks such as discounted fares on SIA and earning KrisFlyer miles, as well as discount for Quayside Service at the JetQuay premium airport terminal.

Intertidal zone at Sentosa

Assistance programs

Singapore is a great place to hold business events as it has a lot of incentive programs to offer.

There are close to 80 experiences under the enhanced In Singapore Incentives & rewards program. Team-building and retail experiences are included.

Business Events in Singapore (BEiS) is an assistance program that provides tailored support to event planners, such as help in securing venues, introductions with leading government agencies and business partners, marketing and publicity support, and assistance in hosting sustainable impactful events. Funding support will be based on the scope and merits of the project.

Jewel Changi Airport

Following its full reopening, Singapore is a great place for meetings, incentives, and conferences. To encourage sustainable events, the STB has incentive programmes.

Now is the time to plan your event in Singapore.

Singapore Tourism Board (STB)

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