As restrictions ease, borders open and travel increases, the return of physical events in Singapore can be seen in certain sectors though at a very slow pace.
Safety measures are cautiously being tested and fine-tuned in pilot events as the government prepares to ease up restrictions on the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry.
The recent Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2020 saw the first ever pre-event COVID-19 swabbing taking place and other measures such as the use of the TraceTogether app or token, area zoning, table capacity of five, being put in place as a pilot to ease the restrictions on larger physical events.
While the government has done a spectacular job in ensuring safety measures are in place, it is the onus of event organisers, vendors, venues, and delegates to be responsible in adhering to these measures that determines the speed of the industry’s recovery.
An Event-Industry Resilience Roadmap (IRR) for the MICE and events industry was announced on October 8th, offering pandemic-hit businesses guidance on implementing necessary safety measures. Developed by the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS), together with government agencies Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG), we have condensed these guidelines into a downloadable deck to ensure the safe returns of events.