According to business travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the demand for meetings and events is set to grow between five and 10 per cent in 2019, and the average size of meetings will rise in nearly every region. We round up the top venues in Singapore that cater to events with high turnout of 10,000 or more.
Sands Expo® and Convention Centre
Situated in the heart of the Central Business District, the Sands Expo® and Convention Centre (Sands Expo), part of Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands integrated resort, is an award-winning venue.
With 120,000 square metres of event space, the venue can host conventions for up to 45,000 delegates, support 2,000 exhibition booths and accommodate 250 meeting rooms. Sands Expo also features the largest ballroom in Southeast Asia that can accommodate 11,000 guests. Be it intimate meetings or huge conventions, its roster of meeting spaces is highly flexible and can be tailored to diverse event needs.
Another plus is that it is housed alongside world-class entertainment, shopping, dining, and accommodation options under one roof. Other attractions such as Gardens by the Bay and Singapore’s national performing arts centre, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay are within walking distance.
The multi-award winning Sands Expo is the first green venue in Southeast Asia to attain ISO 20121 certification for event sustainability management. It has also achieved the Building and Construction Authority’s highest Green Mark Platinum status and adheres to the Singapore Tourism Board’s sustainability guidelines for the MICE industry.
Where: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018971
Singapore EXPO and MAX Atria
A five-minute drive from Changi Airport, the Singapore EXPO is one of the largest purpose-built MICE facilities in the island-city.
Together with its award-winning green convention wing, MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO, the venue has 135,000 square metres of indoor and outdoor space comprising conference and expo halls, meeting rooms, and mobile V-rooms, enabling it to host more than six million visitors and 600 events annually.
Backed by a high-speed fibre broadband network, Singapore EXPO offers wireless connectivity to more than 15,000 concurrent connections – the highest in Asia – across all 10 exhibition halls at Singapore EXPO and 32 meeting rooms at MAX Atria.
A short 20-minute drive away is the Central Business District, while a dedicated MRT rail station adds easy connectivity to the airport and the rest of Singapore.
Where: 1 Expo Drive, Singapore 486150