Marina Bay Sands’ Sands Expo and Convention Centre has become the first venue in Asia to receive the Healthy Venue Gold accreditation for its efforts to incorporate wellness into its suite of business events offerings.
The recognition, awarded by the World Obesity Federation, is granted to venues that integrate wellness into conferences by prioritising healthier eating, movement, and workplace health.
Event organisers and delegates can expect a healthier customer experience at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, including menus with 30 per cent less oil, sugar and salt; and facilities for standing conferences and meetings. Overall event programming can also include fitness and relaxation sessions; and outdoor activities such as SkyPark yoga, cycling and walking around the Marina Bay area.
The accolade comes as Sands Expo is also transforming its banquet service style to incorporate a variety of new hybrid dining experiences at events. Event organisers can customise a mix of à la minute (live) stations alongside a row of self-service buffets. Butler-style buffet, with service team roaming the event grounds with canapes or hors d’oeuvres, can also be incorporated as part the overall F&B service during show days.
Event organisers can also expect to see a rotation of healthier sweet treats to make an appearance daily at Sands Expo. These themed days include Juice Bar Mondays, Acai Bowl Tuesdays, and Kombucha Wednesdays.
“Wellness has become a key agenda in today’s events. The accreditation and the reinvention of Marina Bay Sands’ banquet service is a culmination of the lessons learnt during the pandemic, giving organisers the confidence to revitalise their delegates’ journey with wellness across multiple touchpoints,” said Ong Wee Min, vice president of conventions & exhibitions.