Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
IndustryEvents space rental
Founded30 August 1995; 24 years ago (1995-08-30)
Headquarters1 Raffles Boulevard,
Singapore 039593
OwnerARA Asset Management Limited
Websitewww.suntecsingapore.com

Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre is a meetings, conventions and exhibitions centre located in Singapore's Central Business District. It was officially opened on 30 August 1995[1] and it has a total of 42,000 square metres of space over multiple levels.[2] The centre can hold events from 10 to 10,000 people and is directly accessible to various shopping, dining and hotel options.[3]

In October 2012, Suntec Convention Centre closed its doors to undergo a S$184 million modernisation programme[4] and officially reopened in June 2013. The revamp focused on providing flexibility and functionality with the integration of advanced technology. Today, the centre's chefs can serve 10,000 meals daily,[5] and the free high-speed WiFi within the centre allows 6,000 concurrent users at any time.

The entrance at Suntec has also become a popular landmark for phototaking by tourists due to the installation of the world's largest HD Video Wall.[6]

Description of venue[edit]

Due to the intention of making its space flexible, the Centre has made its 42,000 m² of event space customisable for events of varying scales.

On Level 3, the space can be configured for group meetings or large exhibitions using the soundproofed operable wall systems. The system allows the space to be split into a maximum of 36 custom-made meeting rooms.[7] Aside from hosting regular consumer exhibitions, the Centre's large multi-purpose exhibition halls on Level 4 can also be converted into settings for conferences, plenary sessions or ballrooms with a programmable LED lighting solution.[8]

The column-free exhibition space in the Level 6 auditoriums boasts high ceilings, heavy-duty floor loading capacity and rigging systems, making it an ideal venue for concerts, product launches, sporting events and other large-scale events.[9] Currently, the Level 6 auditorium is used by City Harvest Church (which owns 39.2% of the building) for their services over the weekend, while it remains available for Suntec to market as event space during the week[10] while Faith Community Baptist Church uses the Nicoll Rooms at Level 3 for their weekend English services through a lease.

Hall capacity[edit]

The convention centre's level 4 and 6 have the following hall capacities.

Level 4:[11]

Level 4 of Suntec Convention Centre
Hall Maximum Usable Floor Area (SQM)
Halls 401-402 3,890
Halls 401-406 12,000
Hall 403 2,220
Hall 404 2,000
Hall 405 1,969
Hall 406 1,843

Level 6:

Level 6 of Suntec Convention Centre
Hall Maximum Usable Floor Area (SQM)
Halls 601-602 4,000
Halls 601-604 8,000
Halls 601-605 9,935
Halls 603-604 4,000
Hall 606 1,155

Key events[edit]

Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre has hosted numerous local and international events, from consumer/tradeshows to exhibitions and conferences.[12]

In 2010, Suntec Singapore was a key venue for the Youth Olympic Games, hosting sports such as Boxing, Fencing, Handball, Judo, Taekwondo and Wrestling.[13]

Since then, the Centre has hosted other high-profile meetings, exhibitions and conventions. These events span across different industries such as dental (International Dental Exhibition and Meeting),[14] health (World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress)[15] and information services (IFLA World Library and Information Congress)[16] among others.

In August 2019, Suntec Singapore will launch a knowledge-based online platform for its MICE customers and event organisers. Named Essential Virtual Assistant (EVA), the platform works like a search engine. Users can type in keyword(s) and a list of search results containing all the relevant information will appear. EVA will be available on Suntec Singapore's website.

Other key events include:

Government - GovernmentWare Conference & Exhibition,[17] Tourism Industry Conference,[18] World Congress on Tobacco or Health, Home Team Convention, Singapore Parenting Congress[19]

Medical - World Health Summit Regional Meeting - Asia,[20] Asia Pacific Dental Congress,[21] USANA Asia and Pacific Convention,[22] Medical Fair Asia[23]

Consumer - COMEX Show,[24] IT Show,[25] Pet Asia,[26] Singapore Motorshow,[27] BookFest@Singapore,[28] Singapore Gifts Show,[29] Food and Kitchen Expo, Consumer and Electronics Exhibition[30], Sprout Singapore[31]

Tech - Tech in Asia,[32] Cloud Expo Asia,[33] Cards Asia[34]

Corporate - HR Summit,[35] Global Security Asia, JEC Asia,[36] Occupational Safety & Health Asia (OS+HA)

Special Interests - Anime Festival Asia,[37] Garena Carnival,[38] DOTA 2 Cup, Good Game Convention, Aquarama,[39] Asia Dive Expo[40]

Awards[edit]

The convention centre has received the following awards:

Year Award Awarded by
2019 Business Eminence Award 2019 Dun & Bradstreet
Best Convention Centre 2019 9th Global Eventex Awards
Corporate Excellence Award 2019 Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards
Friend of the Arts National Arts Council
“Passion Made Possible” Unsung Hero Award 2019 - Sivakumaran Ramalinggam Singapore Tourism Board & Northstar Meetings Group
NTUC Health Friends Award 2019: Silver NTUC Health Co-operative Limited
Top 100 Asia's Best Employer Brand Awards 2019-2020 Employer Branding Institute - India
2018 World's Leading Meetings & Conference Centre World Travel Awards 2018
Asia's Leading Meetings & Conference Centre World Travel Awards 2018
Best Homegrown Event - Sprout 2018 The Marketing Events Awards 2018
Digital Innovation Award The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) Awards 2018
Human Resources Award The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) Awards 2018
Best F&B Experience (Silver) WOW Awards 2018
Friend of the Arts 2018 National Arts Council Singapore
Meetings & Conference Venue 2018 APAC Insider Singapore Business Awards 2018
Plaque of Commendation (Gold) NTUC May Day Awards 2018
Human Capital Partnership Programme Partner Ministry of Manpower/TAFEP
NS Advocate Award (SMEs) MINDEF Total Defence Awards 2018
“Passion Made Possible” Unsung Hero Award 2018 - Rudy Sufri Bin Kasmuri Singapore Tourism Board & Northstar Meetings Group
NTUC Health Friends Award 2019: Silver NTUC Health Co-operative Limited
2017 Special Mention - The Big Picture SG Mark 2017
NS Mark (Gold) Ministry of Defence
Best Convention & Exhibition Centre CEI Editors' Choice
Top Asian Venue Exhibition Excellence Award, Exhibition Showcase Magazine
Asia's Leading Meetings & Conference Centre World Travel Awards 2017
Patron of the Arts National Arts Council
Best Corporate MICE Venue HRM Asia Readers' Choice Awards 2017
Outstanding Venue (Runner-up) AFECA Awards 2017
bizSAFE STAR WSH Council
Occupational Health & Safety Management Certification United Kingdom Accreditation Service
Global Asian of the Year - Arun Madhok Asia’s Greatest Brands and Leaders Summit
2016 Best Companies to Work For In Asia 2016 Awards HR Asia
Best Training Venue HR Vendors of the Year Awards 2016
Asia's Leading Meetings & Conference Centre World Travel Awards 2016
Best Convention & Exhibition Centre TTG Travel Awards 2016
Exhibition Venue of the Year Asia Pacific MICE Awards 2016
Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor
Individual Gold - Chef Alan Zhang FHA Culinary Challenge 2016
U SAFE SPARKS Award NTUC U SAFE Awards 2016
Best Corporate MICE Venue HRM Asia Readers' Choice Awards 2016
Patron of the Arts National Arts Council
Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2016 (Hospitality, Food, Tourism)

Arun Madhok

Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2016
2015 Innovative Catering Concepts for the Exhibition Industry UFI Operations Award 2015[41]
Asia's Leading Meetings & Conference Centre World Travel Awards 2015
Best Training Venue HR Vendors of the Year Awards 2015
Best Corporate MICE Venue HRM Readers' Choice Awards 2015
Exhibition Venue of the Year Asia Pacific MICE Awards 2015
Best Convention & Exhibition Centre TTG Travel Awards 2015
NS Advocate Award for SMEs Total Defence Awards 2015
Patron of the Arts Award National Arts Council SG50 Arts Patron Awards
Best Convention Exhibition Centre (2nd Runner-up) Annual CEI Industry Survey 2015[42]
2014 World's Leading Meetings & Conference Centre World Travel Awards 2014[43]
Asia's Leading Meetings & Conference Centre World Travel Awards 2014[44]
2013 Excellence in Recruitment & Retention Strategy (Top 5) Human Resources Excellence Awards 2013[45]
Total Defence Awards (Employers) 2013 Meritorious Defence Partner Award (MDPA) Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)[46]

Gallery[edit]

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