Purpose of SACEOS is unchanged 40 years from its beginning
SACEOS remains committed to be the leading industry association to enhance Singapore's position as a central MICE hub.
STEPPING into its 40th year, meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) organiser Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) stand by their founding principle - to be the leading industry association to enhance Singapore's position as a central hub for this industry.
Set up in 1979, SACEOS is aimed at championing MICE events in Singapore, helping the growth of this industry in terms of capacity building and training to ensure Singapore retains its status as an attractive destination in the Asia-Pacific region, amid the constantly changing external environment and greater competition from other regions.
Over the past 40 years, SACEOS has been a key player in much of the Republic's growth into a MICE hub, with the organisation being intimately involved in Singapore's strategies to grow this sector. In an interview with The Business Times, president of SACEOS, Aloysius Arlando, charts the achievements of the organisation and key points that SACEOS should be taking note of moving into the future.
The setting up of dedicated sectors such as the Singapore Expo, Suntec Conventions Centre were key achievements for SACEOS, being a part of "the development and tourism blueprints that have emerged over the past 40 years", said Mr Arlando. The development and establishment of the Integrated Resorts were also critical developments to the MICE industry in Singapore which, he said, points towards what the industry sees "as the next big thing".
Three core values that form the pillars of SACEOS are: commerce development, capabilities enhancement, and community engagement. These values sum up the five key areas which, as Mr Arlando puts it, "reconstituted our constitution". These include: professional development, industry and enterprise, digital and innovation, community and advocacy and communications.
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