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Mice Asia Net : July 2008
singapore Key contacts Singapore Tourism Board www.visitsingapore.com DMCs Pacific World E: email@example.com W: www.pacificworld.com Event Clicks E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.eventclicks.com Off Site Connections E: email@example.com W: www.offsiteconnections.com The Extra Mile Company E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.extramilecompany.com Tour East E: email@example.com W: www.toureast.net And, to further strengthen Singapore’s strong global position, the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau (SECB) has bolstered and injected vibrancy into the calendar of business events with newly created events such as the BioMedical Asia and Singapore International Water Week. At the same time, the STB has successfully anchored existing business events for more instalments in Singapore, such as the International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM). The International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) was held from April 4 to 6, and has been secured for 2010, 2012 and 2014. IDEM 2010 is expected to draw about 5500 international dentistry experts and professionals to Singapore for a trade fair, conference and gala events. “We have chosen Singapore because of its advantages in providing a central meeting location in Asia-Pacific – a growing market in the dental industry,” said the managing director of organisers, Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, Michael Dreyer. The “Strategic Clusters Approach” developed by the SECB is a business strategy to attract, anchor and grow a pipeline of business events that add impetus to the country’s key economic clusters such as biomedical sciences, infocomm technology and digital media, environment and water technologies, banking and finance, transportation and logistics, and tourism. BioMedical Asia, was held at Suntec Singapore from April 14 to 17, and Singapore International Water Week, was held from June 23 to 27. BioMedical Asia 2008 was a week-long business festival that brought together international and regional pharmaceutical companies, biotechs, research institutions, regulators, investors, physicians and other key stakeholders who gathered in Singapore for a technology showcase, six main conferences and seven industry-focused summits and workshops. The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) consisted of five anchor events. AbOVE: Merlion Park & city skyline. Image courtesy of the Singapore Tourism board. OPPOSITE: Singapore skyline. Image courtesy of the Singapore Tourism board. miceAsia.net 27 ITB asIa itB asia, the new tourism trade show for asia’s outbound markets, being held in Singapore in october, is already creating strong global interest. A big boost for the MICE market relating to ITb Asia is that Meeting Professionals International will be holding its first conference in Asia in tandem with ITb Asia. CEO of ITb Asia organising company, Messe berlin, Raimund Hosch, said MPI was the best partner that ITb Asia could have hoped for. “It will certainly offer substantial commercial value, provide all those taking part in ITb Asia with a great deal of information, and in particular will benefit those planning meetings who are simultaneously attending the MPI Asia conference and trade show.” ITb Asia will cater for the three major sectors of the travel industry – holiday travel, business travel, and the MICE sector. The event will be held at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre from October 22 to 24, 2008. 2008