STB will start accepting applications to hold business events for up to 250 people from Oct 1

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will start accepting applications to pilot large-scale meetings of up to 250 people from Oct 1, as part of plans to gradually resume economic activities in the country.

Organisers of such Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) events must demonstrate their ability to implement safe management measures.

STB and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) will review all MICE event proposals, and organisers may proceed only on MTI’s approval.

Announcing the move on Monday (Sep 7), Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said that industries in the MICE, aviation and tourism sectors are some of the hardest hit by COVID-19.

“Our sense is that we will have to take this opportunity to re-shape our industries, take on new skills, build up new capabilities for us to emerge stronger through the COVID situation,” he said.

There will be pilot events

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