Name of event: CWT M&E Client Event
Venue: Sky on 57, Sentosa Cove
When: September 4, 2013
Organiser: Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT)
Carlson Wagonlit Travel sought to showcase its event management capabilities to its top-tier clients. From conceptualisation to the right venue; managing invites and registrations; seamless movement of people through a partnership with the right ground transportation partner; and providing guests with a “never done before” experience.
The evening started off with cocktails and canapés at the exclusive Sky on 57 at Marina Bay Sands Hotel, a rooftop venue CWT was told many guests had not yet visited. Food was served, with attention given to people with special dietary requirements.
Limousines courtesy of The Booking Room were parked in front of MBS, ready to transfer clients and partners to the docks at Sentosa Cove. Once at the dock, golf buggies brought guests to an exclusive yacht.
Guests were welcomed on board the luxurious catamaran from Infinity Sails, with chilled glasses of Moet & Chandon champagne.
They were then given a safety briefing, before the yacht cruised around Sentosa waters and gave guests a glimpse of the fireworks and the beautiful skyline of Singapore at night.
Guests were treated to more food and beverages throughout the night of networking, before concluding with limousines transporting clients back to their preferred destinations.
Challenges & triumphs
One of the biggest challenge that meeting planners face is shorter lead time, according to Neera Gupta, regional business development director, meetings and events Asia Pacific.
“With Singapore being a regional hub for Asia Pacific and an important destination, getting access to availability of senior management as well as events space can sometimes be quite difficult.”
Despite this, given CWT’s event management experience and the right partners for support, they were able to overcome this challenge ensuring seamless planning and execution of the event.
The event received very positive feedback from CWT’s clients, many quoting this to be the most memorable evening for them in Singapore.