Post-pandemic travel: STB to help restart Singapore meetings

As economic activities in Singapore resume, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will support the safe restart of business-to-business events in the coming months. STB announced this week that it would introduce a risk management framework for business events of up to 50 attendees, based on strict safety management measures.

The tourism board will trial this framework with two pilot events before gradually scaling up to other events and event organisers following an evaluation.

Under STB’s Safe Business Event Risk Management Framework, EOs must achieve five key outcomes:

  1. Infection control measures for every stage of an event attendee’s journey (pre- to post-event)
  2. Limits on crowd density
  3. Limits on close contacts between individuals
  4. Ensuring a safe and clean environment
  5. Preparing for emergencies relating to COVID-19

The framework was created in consultation with the industry and is aligned with international best practices. It arises from reflections and lessons learnt over the past few months when businesses in Singapore’s MICE sector conceptualised and reimagined what a safe event could look like.

Apart from adopting best practices in safety, hygiene and sanitisation, Singapore’s MICE businesses have also experimented with innovative digital solutions such as technology to support the creation of virtual and hybrid business events.

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