The inaugural Asia CEO Summit will take place from October 5-7, 2022, at The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore.
It will bring together around 100 leading senior representatives and CEOs from global business events organisations who will chart a sustainable pathway of growth for the region’s business events industry. The summit will also facilitate the exchange of insights on global markets’ experience in the resumption of physical business events.
The by-invite-only event is supported by Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and co-organised by Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS), Association of Event Organisers (AEO), Society for Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.
Kick-starting the three-day event will be the Joint Leadership Summit (JLS) on October 5, 2022. The JLS will see regional government and industry leaders engage in a high-level discussion on key industry issues that will set the course to realise the potential of business events in the region. Measures of collaboration to facilitate and ease the organisation and dissemination of business events will also be discussed.
Carina Bauer, AEO chair, said: “… Asia has always been a major player in the global exhibitions market, and we remain confident about its potential as the region’s reopening picks up pace. While countries in Asia are experiencing varying stages of recovery, it has further underlined the importance for the region to come together in its efforts to create a sustainable pathway of growth.”
Monica Lee-Müller, president, UFI, added: “Around the world, business events are catching up to their pre-pandemic levels faster than expected – but Asia is lagging behind. In Singapore, we will work with government stakeholders and representatives to identify and overcome obstacles around regulations and travel restrictions. The world needs Asia to fully reopen. Asia has always been and remains a major player in the global exhibitions market. And Asia can benefit from the reopening experience of other global regions.”