Singapore Experience Awards 2015
BTMICE category winners
Category: Best Business Event Champion
Winner: Mr Sing Mong Kee
Mr Sing Mong Kee is the immediate past president of the Intelligent Transport Society of Singapore (ITSS). In his nine year tenure with the ITSS, he had actively worked with agencies and stakeholders like the Land Transport Authority, Ministry of Transport and IE Singapore in lobbying for transport events. This included showcasing Singapore’s hospitality by hosting Singapore Night receptions at major Intelligent Transport Society congresses globally. Most recently, the ITSS won the hosting rights for the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress 2019 under Mr Sing’s leadership. This event typically attracts about 5,000 participants from around the world.
Category: Association Conference Organiser of the Year
Winner: MCI Group Asia Pacific Pte Ltd for International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology 2014
The International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO) is the leading biennial global meeting of professionals involved in the research, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of infants and children with brain tumours. The recent conference in Singapore attracted approximately 888 delegates from 55 countries. Rich in content and quality of discussion, ISPNO saw two co-located meetings which provided platforms to discuss oncological issues. The ISPNO-CCF Learning Xchange provided an opportunity for families with children living with cancer, to connect with Oncology experts and be equipped with the relevant knowledge and resources to address survivorship issues. The other education meeting, the St.Jude-VIVA Forum, helped significantly raise the profile of this Singapore-based charity that aims to improve the survival rate and cure of children with cancer in Singapore.
Category: Business Event Service Provider of the Year
Winner: Kingsmen Exhibits Pte Ltd for BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global
Kingsmen Exhibits Pte Ltd transformed an ordinary parking lot into a stunning, glass-fronted Racquet Club for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. Located at the South Foyer outside the Indoor Stadium, the purpose-built Racquet Club spans nearly 4,000 square metres over two floors. Designed to indulge guests with the finest tennis experience, the bespoke luxury facility housed corporate hospitality suites for companies including BNP Paribas, SC Global and WTA. It provided the perfect base to wine, dine, and network before soaking up the riveting tennis action on the Centre Court.
Category: Exhibition Organiser of the Year
Winner: HRM Asia Pte Ltd for HR Summit 2014
HR Summit is Asia’s largest annual gathering of Human Resources (HR) and people management professionals. This event featured an innovative catering and traffic management concept at the exhibition - the Dessert Safari. To draw conference delegates to the exhibition and improve the traffic flow around the Expo Hall, HRM Asia partnered with Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre to introduce the Dessert Safari. This solution transformed the typical lunch buffet dessert spread. Instead of having the desserts displayed and served at the lunch areas, the Dessert Safari encouraged delegates to explore 27 desserts spread across strategically positioned dessert stations integrated throughout the Expo Hall.
Category: Meeting/Incentive Organiser of the Year
Winner: Tour East Singapore (1996) Pte Ltd for Telstra GES LKO 2014
Tour East Singapore (1996) Pte Ltd hosted a group of 1,200 sales & marketing executives in the kick-off meeting to discuss their sales strategy for the forthcoming year. This is Telstra’s first meeting out of Australia. One of the key highlights for the event was the delegate dinner hosted at Dempsey Hill. The team had set out with the intent to have all 1,200 guests to enjoy a casual dinner together. Faced with a capacity constraint, the team innovated and executed a buy-out of 10 restaurants at Dempsey Hill to offer a range of international cuisines.