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IRs draw bonanza of events

There will be at least 13 events to be held at the IRs in the next three years. -myp

Tue, Dec 08, 2009
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THE upcoming integrated resorts (IRs), which are slated to open next year, will be drawing new events and meetings to Singapore.

At least 13 events to be held at the IRs in the next three years will be hosted in Singapore for the first time.

Yesterday, Marina Bay Sands said that it has secured more than 30 events to be held here from next year to 2012, of which six are making their debut appearance here.

The events will each bring between 3,000 and 25,000 visitors, making for a total of more than 150,000, it said.

Mr Arthur Chernov, its vice-president for sales, said: "This speaks volumes about the ability of Marina Bay Sands to attract established marquee trade events and to expand the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions market for Singapore by attracting new shows."

The new events include an engineering conference in 2011, the IEEE P802, and the first major textile event for Asia, the Industrial Fabrics Association International Expo Asia 2011 trade show.

The textile expo's vice-president of conference management, Mr Todd Lindemann, said: "We believe that Marina Bay Sands will be an exciting location for our event. The design of the facility is absolutely breathtaking. The broad array of entertainment found at the premises is sure to attract even more attendees."

Resorts World Sentosa said yesterday that it has lined up about 30 confirmed events for next year and 2011.

Of these, 25 per cent are annual events that will be held here for the first time, one-off international events that rotate from country to country or one-off regional events.

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