Over the years, Singapore has become a cultural melting pot, attracting travellers from across the world. Impeccable perfection and attention to detail showcased in every aspect make it an inviting destination for business travel as well. In 2015 alone, Singapore welcomed three million corporate visitors.
Singapore prides itself on intrinsic business knowledge within a pro-commerce environment. For ten years in a row, Singapore has been cited as one of the easiest places in the world to do business, as per a report by World Bank.
Approximately 4,000 multinational firms and 7,000 international companies are headquartered here, substantiating its long-standing reputation of being a global commercial centre. Professionals are offered unparalleled knowledge and leadership expertise from banking and finance, biomedical sciences, and information and communication technology industries. The city’s established R&D foundation invites professionals to network and collaborate within this competitive commercial environment.
Singapore’s affiliation with MICE stems from its reputation of being the world’s friendliest economy. Its highly regarded professional standards reflect in the way it conducts events too — systematically and conscientiously.
Singapore’s extensive proficiency in diverse fields along with options for accommodation and banqueting simplifies the work for event organisers. They are spoilt for choice irrespective of their budget, with 390 hotels offering 60,000 keys and multiple spaces for small and large gatherings. It has a wide range of business hotels and luxury resorts depending on the type of event being conducted. Convention and meeting venues are also strategically located beside a host of lifestyle and entertainment venues, restaurants and shopping malls, making them convenient for business travellers.
LIFESTYLE AND ENTERTAINMENT
Marina Bay, Sentosa, shopping districts, and speakeasy bars are a few of its avant-garde venues that add an edge to corporate visits. Those visiting Singapore on business could extend their work trip by a few days to indulge in the eclectic range of entertainment options offered here. Spanning across culture and lifestyle are its host of offerings that include a diverse gastronomy scene and a pulsating nightlife.
Efficient connectivity to Singapore from all over the world is another element that attracts visitors to itself. It is strategically placed on the world map and therefore easily accessible. More than 100 international carriers fly to Singapore from about 320 cities across 80 countries. Around four billion of the world’s population can fly to Singapore in a seven-hour flying radius, making it Asia’s paramount aviation hub.
Excellent air and sea connectivity, state-of-the-art infrastructure, seamless hosting facilities and dynamic attractions offer international corporate travellers an exceptional global experience. The city-state strikes a perfect balance between work and pleasure, offering business travellers an array of recreational facilities to pick from.