SINGAPORE: Experia Events Pte Ltd has been awarded “Outstanding Business Event” for Singapore Airshow 2020, at the Singapore Tourism Awards 2021. Organised by Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the Awards celebrate and recognise individuals and organisations in the tourism sector for delivering outstanding experiences, and demonstrating enterprise excellence.
A key international trade event for the global aerospace and defence industries with high public visibility, Singapore Airshow 2020 took place during a wave of uncertainty in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Amidst tightening travel restrictions and an increase in local COVID-19 cases, Singapore’s Ministry of Health raised the Singapore Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) to Orange just a week before the show. To ensure the safety of attendees, Experia went above and beyond the authorities’ then-stipulated precautionary measures, and implemented additional measures such as seat-tagging to facilitate contact tracing, and a “no contact” policy that encouraged alternative business greetings instead of conventional handshakes.
Said Managing Director, Experia Leck Chet Lam: “This award is an acknowledgment of our excellence in creating and organising business events of international repute and strategic interest that spur industry development. It is a showcase of collaboration at its best. Despite an escalating global health crisis, our ecosystem comprising stakeholders, partners and vendors, adapted, overcame and delivered an event that was safe and impactful for all our attendees.”
In spite of the challenging situation, over 90% of exhibitors from more than 45 countries who had signed up prior continued with their participation as planned. The event welcomed close to 30,000 trade visitors from more than 110 countries and over 20,000 public visitors. A survey conducted by Kadence International also revealed that Singapore Airshow 2020 contributed a significant $202 million to Singapore’s economy. -exp/adj/aaa (Photo: Experia Events)