Singapore Tourism Awards 2018

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Image: Group shot at the Singapore Tourism Awards 2018

It was a wonderful night of celebration and congratulations for the seven distinguished recipients in the MICE category at this year’s Singapore Tourism Awards.

Organised by the Singapore Tourism Board and held on May 8 at the Fairmont Singapore, the gala award ceremony saw trophies presented for the following MICE categories:

  • Best Business Event Champion
  • Best Association Conference Organiser
  • Best Business Event Venue
  • Best Meetings/Incentives Organiser
  • Best Business Event Service Provider
  • Best Exhibition Organiser
  • Best Trade Conference Organiser

Mr Chew Ghim Bok, Singapore’s Bid Chair for the Rotary International Convention 2024, was named this year’s Best Business Event Champion.

Chew was instrumental in driving and securing Singapore’s bid to host what is likely to be the largest association convention ever to be hosted in Singapore – a turnout of more than 25,000 Rotary members from around the world is expected.

He managed to pull it off by forming a strong local organising committee and proactively garnering support and interest for Singapore’s bid from Rotary clubs in the region and among key bid decision makers from Rotary International.

The Best Business Event Venue award was presented to Singapore EXPO and MAX Atria for being customer-centric and offering a full suite of services customised to the needs of each attendee on multiple platforms.

Monetary Authority of Singapore, The Association of Banks in Singapore, and SingEx Exhibitions clinched the Best Trade Conference Organiser award for the Singapore FinTech Festival 2017. Held from 13 to 17 November, it was attended by more than 30,000 attendees from 109 countries.

The Best Business Event Service Provider award was presented to home-grown event technology start-up Jublia, which provided the technology solution – its proprietary Match 360° – for the Singapore FinTech Festival 2017.

Meanwhile, the IEEE Photonics Society Singapore Chapter was named Best Association Conference Organiser. The organiser achieved a number of firsts by staging a four-in-one event comprising the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim, OptoElectronics and Communications Conference, Photonics Global Conference and Photonics Global Student Conference 2017.

For Destination Asia Singapore, which clinched the Best Meetings/Incentives Organiser award for Philip’s Asia Pacific Customer Event 2017, its goal was clear; to have a dedicated team that continually exceeds the expectations of the client and its attendees, keep the customer satisfied and maintain the relationship for years to come.

The Best Exhibition Organiser recipient Asian Geographic Magazines, which organised the niche Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) 2017, was recognised for its conservation efforts and collaboration with international conservationists and scientists. Concurrently, the organiser engaged with the public through activities and programmes to educate them about building a sustainable future.

Congratulations to all recipients!


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