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SINGAPORE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION DIRECTORY 2020/2021
 THE APPEAL OF SINGAPORE
Knowledge and a strong network
The more than 7,000 multinational companies in Singapore – of which 4,000 are regional headquarters – and a pro-business government contribute greatly to the ease of conducting business on the island. In fact, the World Bank has ranked Singapore as one of the world’s easiest places to do business in (Doing Business 2019 Report), while the Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Singapore as having the best Business Environment in the World (EIU Country Forecast Report 2017-2021).
Singapore has unique strengths in knowledge-based and knowledge-driven industries such as advanced manufacturing, aerospace & logistics, applied health sciences, design, financial services, innovation, media & digital content and travel. We have also successfully grown our R&D base, drawing top scientific and creative talent and nurtured many R&D collaborations between the public sector and private enterprise. These factors continue to draw international thought leaders, high- level government officials and international personalities to Singapore for the exchange of ideas and insights. The country’s strong knowledge economy is rooted in its reputation for integrity, quality, reliability, productivity, rule of law and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
Event organisers can also take advantage of the rising interest in Asia from the international business community, and attract delegates looking to access and harness the growing opportunities this region has to offer.
Singapore FinTech Festival
Organise events with ease
Singapore prides itself on its efficiency and quality professional services that the local industry can provide to business event organisers. The Singapore Exhibition & Convention BureauTM (SECB) works closely with industry partners to provide a customised solution for each event, while Singapore’s solid infrastructure and business efficiency ensure that event organisers can run their business events with greater confidence of success.
Its healthy MICE eco-system consists of a wide range of extremely experienced Professional Convention Organisers (PCOs), Professional Exhibition Organisers (PEOs), Associations, suppliers (booth stand contractors), venue operators, as well as a dynamic local MICE industry association, Singapore Association
of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS).
Easy accessibility
As Asia’s leading air, sea and telecommunications hub, Singapore offers access to a marketplace of some 4 billion people within a seven-hour flight radius. In 2019, Singapore Changi Airport was been voted as the World’s Best Airport for the seventh consecutive year (Skytrax World Airport Awards), and continues to burnish its airhub status with links to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide by more than 100 international airlines.
Inspiring venues at every turn
Singapore offers an excellent range of modern and high-technology convention centres,
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