Stricter measures to apply for Bloomberg conference in Singapore

The NEF is one of the events under STB's MICE pilot that aims to allow business conferences and exhibitions to gradually restart and support Singapore's hospitality and travel industry.

Local and foreign delegates at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum (NEF) next month will be subject to stricter measures, according to Singapore’s The Straits Times.

The forum, to be held from November 16 to 19 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, is expected to attract more than 300 from 51 countries. Current and former heads of states and global CEOs are slated to be in attendance.

NEF is one of the events under STB’s MICE pilot that aims to allow business events to gradually restart¬†

On arrival, foreign delegates will be required to take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Covid-19 test and stay in their hotel rooms until the result is confirmed to be negative. They will be exempted from quarantine if their PCR test result is negative.

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Economic Development Board (EDB) also told The Straits Times that all foreign delegates would be required to undergo daily pre-event testing on conference days, on top of being fully vaccinated.

Anyone not attending the NEF but who wishes to have meals or meetings in venues or restaurants designated for the NEF must undergo a mandatory pre-event test and obtain a negative result beforehand.

All forum participants, including locals, will also have to undergo daily pre-event testing on conference days.

These measures are stricter than existing ones for Singaporeans attending larger-scale events, where pre-event testing is required for all attendees unless they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19 or are aged 12 and below.

Outside of the pre-designated venues and restaurants for NEF participants, the prevailing safe management measures in Singapore will apply to the delegates, including the two-person rule for meals.

Singapore’s latest pandemic restrictions state that dining-in will be limited to a maximum of two people till November 21 as of press time.

The NEF is one of the events under STB’s MICE pilot that aims to allow business conferences and exhibitions to gradually restart and support Singapore’s hospitality and travel industry.

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