Marina Bay Sands sees another record-breaking year
Tuesday, 7 January 2014 00:01
Marina Bay Sands concludes a record-breaking 2013 with over 70 trade shows held at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, in comparison to 51 shows in 2012. Since opening, the integrated resort (IR) has become the venue of many international and regional conferences and tradeshows across diverse industries, including many that are new to Singapore and Asia, as well as notable returning shows.
More exciting events are underway in Q1 of 2014, including Art Stage Singapore 2014, the only international art fair with a special focus on Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific. Staging at Marina Bay Sands for the fourth consecutive year since its 2011 debut, the art fair returns in 2014 with Marina Bay Sands as the official hotel. New-to-Singapore shows include MEDLAB Asia (18-20 Feb), an innovative laboratory exhibition and congress on the latest advances in the medical laboratory market, Maison Objet Asia (10-13 March), an international trade fair from Paris for professionals in the furnishings field, as well as Black Hat Asia (24-28 March), one of the most distinguished security conference series in the world.
Other returning trade shows to look out for include the IT Show 2014 (27 Feb-2 March), Asia Pacific Maritime (19-21 March), World Retail Congress 2014 (25-26 March), as well as Singapore International Coin Fair 2014 (28-30 March).
Marina Bay Sands reached yet another milestone on the MICE front as Marina Bay Sands scored a hat trick in the CEI Industry Awards 2014. For the fourth year in a row, the integrated resort has been voted Best Hotel for Business Events. For the first time, it also emerged tops for Best Hotel Events Team and third for Best Convention Centre.
Marina Bay Sands was also named winner of the Best Conference Venue Category in the Asian Conference Awards 2013, an award that recognises excellence and best practices in conference companies throughout Asia and the Middle East.
Earlier in September, Marina Bay Sands was also awarded the Best Business Event Venue at the Singapore Experience Awards 2013, the IR’s second consecutive win in a row. This accolade recognises Marina Bay Sands’ efforts in delivering top-notch event experiences and service excellence.