With these new reward schemes, expect smoother event planning, bureau support, and a bigger bang for your buck when you choose to host incentives in Singapore.

Singapore MICE Advantage Programme

The Singapore Exhibition and Convention BureauTM (SECB), in collaboration with Changi Airport Group (CAG) and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA), has developed the Singapore MICE Advantage Programme (SMAP), which offers enhanced meeting experiences and exclusive rates for event organisers and delegates.

Complementing the Business Events in Singapore (BEiS) incentive scheme that encourages the growth of quality business events through various funding and customised bureau support, SMAP offers international incentive and conference organisers additional assistance. For example, eligible incentive travel groups will receive complimentary and/or discounted rates for airfares, accommodation and transfers, visa facilitation, assistance in securing exclusive event venues, and complimentary welcome desks upon arrival at the airport.

Organisers and delegates of SMAP-supported events will also receive marketing assistance from the SECB, including event listings on collateral and street banners; discounts on advertising space within Changi Airport; and complimentary advertising space on SIA’s publications and/or KrisWorld channels.

The rewards programme is open to event applications made from now till December 2016 for events staged in Singapore by December 31, 2017.

For more information, please write to secb@stb.gov.sg

Coming from India?

Indian incentive groups travelling into Singapore can expect tailored, value-added experiences that cater to Indian business travellers’ tastes from the In Singapore Incentives & Rewards (INSPIRE) programme.

Launched end August 2013, INSPIRE is centred on showcasing a set of curated experiences that are unique to Singapore including exciting themed dining experiences customised for Indian palates, red carpet treatment with access to exclusive attractions, and cultural programmes with a strong local flavour.
Eligible groups can look forward to a feisty Indian feast accompanied by the thrills of horse racing at Singapore Turf Club, Universal Studios Singapore’s New York Street Party dinner with live cooking stations, or even a competition-level acrobatic welcome lion dance performance.

The attractions are specially catered to the Indian market by major Singapore tourism industry partners such as Changi Airport Group, Gardens by the Bay, Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Leisure Group, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Turf Club, and Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Applications are open till July 31, 2014 and will be evaluated accordingly. Eligible groups should travel to Singapore no later than December 31, 2014 and stay for at least 1000 visitor nights.

For more information, please write to delhi@stb.gov.sg or mumbai@stb.gov.sg