Positive signs for Singapore
More than 345,000 event participants will be heading to the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore over the next year or so thanks to the signing of almost 370 deals.
The occasions include marquee events, more intimate meetings, conferences and weddings, says a spokesman for Marina Bay Sands.
About 150 events have already been successfully concluded over the past four months, drawing 100,000 participants to the resort's conference facilities.
Forthcoming events include new trade shows, such as Art Stage Singapore 2011 and 2012. Other events include Pavilion of Art & Design 2011 (PAD Singapore 2011), which aims to replicate the success of its sister shows PAD Paris and PAD London, both major international arts events.
Marina Bay Sands is also the venue of Cruise Shipping Asia 2011 - another new show for Singapore.