Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) events with up to 250 attendees can be held from October 1, beginning with the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) Conference.
This is in line with the safe and gradual resumption of economic activities, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said in a press statement.
Organisers who apply to pilot events with up to 250 attendees must demonstrate their ability to implement Safe Management Measures to meet a set of health and safety outcomes.
STB explained that the pilot took into account the importance of the MICE industry as well as the strong industry interest in and demand for business events. The industry supported more than 34,000 jobs with an economic value-add of SGD3.8 billion, or nearly one per cent of Singapore’s GDP.
Business travellers also spend almost double that of leisure travellers, making them high-yield visitors.
"The MICE sector is a strategic one for the Singapore economy, and its safe and gradual resumption will safeguard jobs and core capabilities. It will also help those in related sectors such as hospitality and aviation," said Keith Tan, Chief Executive, STB.
"Public health and safety remain our utmost priority, and we have worked closely with the industry to create strict protocols and develop new ways of organising events. These pilot events and solutions will help Singapore lead the way as a safe, trusted and innovative destination for MICE events.”