The 7th Architecture & Building Services (ABS) 2021, originally planned for June 30 to July 2, will be postponed to November 2021 in response to the Singapore governmentâ€™s announcement of tightened measures and restrictions under Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) to minimise transmission risk of the virus in the community.
Said Edward Liu, managing director of Conference & Exhibition Management Services (CEMS): â€śWe are hopeful that the situation would have improved by then, and it would be more conducive for conducting our premier exhibitions and conferences, without compromising public health.â€ť
â€śSingapore remains a first-choice hub for international conferences and exhibitions and its standing is beyond question and beyond doubt. We have world-class infrastructure and expertise and the entire ecosystem to support any event. We are confident that in-person global events could continue to gradually resume, if all necessary Safe Management Measures (SMM) protocols are taken to safeguard the health and safety of all participants and stakeholders involvedâ€ť, he added.
When the event returns in November this year, it will run on a hybrid format, integrating both on-site and virtual elements across seven tradeshows and 10 conferences in the built environment and related sectors. Themed Design Solutions for The Built Environment, the 7th ABS 2021 will occupy some 11,620m2 of gross exhibit space at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands.