Singapore assistance schemes offer exclusive perks and funding support for planners

Singapore understands that the MICE industry is a catalyst for economic recovery, drives new knowledge and builds an innovation economy. That’s why Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB) has always sought to encourage the growth of quality events in the country through an impressive raft of incentives for organisers. 

SECB recently enhanced its assistance schemes for event planners to attract new MICE business into Singapore as part of its post-pandemic recovery roadmap. This includes Business Events in Singapore Programme (BEiS), a financial and marketing support scheme offered to companies that meet certain evaluation criteria. Through the scheme, qualifying companies receive funding that covers a percentage of costs incurred in event planning. SECB can also help in securing venues and facilitate introductions with leading government agencies and business partners.

Two further schemes, In Singapore Incentives & Rewards (Inspire Global) and the Singapore MICE Advantage Programme (SMAP), offer perks such as complimentary experiences or shopping vouchers for groups over a certain size. 

With SMAP, be rewarded with a host of exclusive privileges and convenient services, from the moment you start planning to the day your guests arrive. Get complimentary air tickets on Singapore Airlines, subject to a minimum spend, or surprise delegates with complimentary in-flight messages or a welcome desk at Changi Airport to greet them upon arrival.

Wow your delegates with an exclusive light show under the iconic Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay or enjoy a Cocktail experience at an iconic venue. These are among over 60 exclusive complimentary experiences available under the Inspire rewards programme.

Find out more about Singapore’s assistance schemes and how to qualify, visit: visitsingapore.com/mice/en/plan-your-event/event-assistance-schemes


Singapore has become a powerhouse of innovation and technology. Coupled with top-notch facilities and infrastructure, it provides a vibrant and stimulating business events destination. 

To attract more international events and drive economic growth, the Singapore Tourism Board has identified a plethora of key global industries, ranging from innovation, research and development to fintech, healthcare technology and ICT. 

There is no doubt that the global MICE industry has been among the hardest hit by Covid, but the crisis has also provided the opportunity to come together and better appreciate how MICE and events can be harnessed as a platform for economic, trade and business growth. 

In this expert report we explore the trends that emerged during 2020 and that are very likely to stay in the long run.

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Marina Bay Sands’ new hybrid broadcast studio hosted Travel Revive in November, the first international travel trade show to take place physically in Asia Pacific during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

As part of Singapore’s roadmap for re-opening to the MICE market, the pilot exhibition tested the destination’s new hybrid prototype for safe business events. 

The world's best business city has reopened, here's what it looks like

Singapore is ready to welcome the world as the country reopens its borders to MICE events. Many new safety measures are already in place, so you and your delegates from all over the world can meet face to face in Singapore with absolute peace of mind.

Whether it’s safe distancing robots, hybrid event studios or bespoke itineraries, Singapore is constantly reimagining new ways to bring forth the future of business events. So you can stay safe in Singapore while enjoying an elevated MICE experience.

Take a glimpse of how Singapore reimagines the future of business events in this short video, and for more information, please visit https://go.gov.sg/cnit

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