Most MICE events are annual affairs at another country. If your meeting or conference happens to be in Singapore, you’re in luck! Singapore has been ranked as Asia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Destination (World Travel Awards, 2013) and is one of the most consistently rated countries for MICE tourism. In 2011, it contributed 33 per cent of the Republic’s tourism receipts excluding sightseeing and entertainment expenditure. MICE tourism is still consistently booming and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) wants it to reach 36 per cent by 2020.
Plan Your Itinerary
Doing this in advance helps you to chart out your agenda and the location. It helps you to stay on schedule in the midst of all the movements in and out of different meeting locations. This makes travelling much easier for you when you arrive in Singapore. One thing to note when planning your itinerary is to make sure that the information is frequently updated so that you are not surprised by the changes.
Have a Productive Meeting
In order to fulfil the requirements of this visit, the main priority is to ensure that you have a fruitful meeting. The Micepad App has a “email me” function that enables you to send contents of the meeting to your own email for your perusal. This helps you to keep note of what you have gone through in the meeting and allows you to refresh your memory when you go back to your office.
Network With Other Participants
In 2014, Singapore was named Asia’s most network-ready country based on the The Global Information Technology Report as conducted by the World Economic Forum. Networking is a great way to increase your connections and learn from the other participants. Keep a stack of business cards on-hand to exchange as you are networking. Even if this is an internal business meeting, you can still get to know the people working in the other departments. This will really help you to expand your reach in the company and there is really no harm in making new connections. What’s more, this can come in handy as you never know when you might need to call in a favour.
Extend Your Stay
Since you are already in Singapore, why not make your trip here “More than just business”? Singapore has many places of interest and a thriving night life that you can explore. Furthermore, we have a wide variety of dining options and shopping destinations. You can make use of this opportunity to travel around Singapore and enjoy what this city has to offer.
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You can download the quick guide to discovering Singapore here.
Meetings in Singapore don’t have to be all work and no play. Make your trip here productive and fun-filled and go on to explore everything that Singapore has to offer. This is how you make the most out of your meeting in Singapore.