The Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre, together with its convention wing MAX Atria, won the Best International Venue award at the 10th Exhibition News (EN) Awards 2016 in London at the end of last month.
In the large scale category, for venues of size 10,000 sqm and more, Singapore EXPO with its 123,000 sqm of exhibition and convention space, beat stiff competition from four finalists, including the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the Shanghai New International Expo Center and the RAI Amsterdam.
The centre will host the forthcoming Torque Expo Singapore in 2017.
The award winner was selected by a panel of judges from organiser, venue and supplier companies in the exhibition and events industries. Venues were judged on performance and versatility, commercial success in terms of financial growth, excellence in terms of steps taken to improve facilities and capabilities, initiatives to provide a better experience for organisers and exhibitors and organisers testimonials.
EN Awards is organised by Mash Media, a leading UK publication for the events industry.
Mr Aloysius Arlando, CEO of SingEx Venues Pte – the management company of Singapore EXPO – said: “We are deeply honoured to win this prestigious award. It is a clear endorsement of the passion, dedication and commitment of our professional EXPO team in delivering smart and innovative services and solutions to event organisers.
“We manage and operate EXPO at the highest standards having achieved ISOs for Business Continuity Management, and Quality Management System. Our track record in MICE speaks for itself, as we continue to be the choice venue for organisers of major international exhibitions and conferences. We will continue to improve and innovate to enable event organisers enjoy even greater experience and success the years to come.”
Mash Media’s MD Julian Agostini added: “Singapore EXPO’s stellar 2015 in terms of commercial success and infrastructure improvement made it stand out as the clear winner of the 2016 EN Award for Best International Venue.”