NEW CEO FOR SINGEX GROUP OF COMPANIES
03/16/2010

Mr Aloysius Arlando will lead flagship Singex Venues from April 1st

Online PR News – 16-March-2010 – – 16 March 2010, Singapore. Singex Group announces the appointment of Aloysius Arlando as Chief Executive Officer of its flagship company, Singex Venues Pte Ltd, in which role he will oversee the operations of Singex Group.

Mr Arlando, 42, will assume his post on Thursday, 1 April 2010. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the tourism and MICE business, and the government sector, having built a career that spans 17 years in these areas. In particular, through his recent appointments as Assistant Chief Executive (Business Travel & MICE) of Singapore Tourism Board (STB), and as Executive Director of APEC Organising Committee, Ministry of Trade & Industry, he has been instrumental in strengthening Singapore’s MICE business and global profile. Prior to these roles, Mr Arlando held key appointments in STB as its Regional Director for ASEAN markets and Director of Business Travel & MICE. He also served for two-and-a-half years in the Ministry of Manpower, where he was responsible for the promotion of lifelong learning and workforce development programmes.

“The global MICE industry is a dynamic business that is poised for continued growth in the next decade of the 21st century. It presents prime opportunities for Singex to seize and secure its share of the business. My experience and industry network will provide added impetus to my role at Singex, as I work with the Group to grow Singapore Expo into a key business tourism player and position Singapore Expo for greater success in the international MICE arena, “says Mr Arlando.

He adds, “I am happy to accept this appointment. More importantly, I am honored to be handed the ownership of the vision of Singapore Expo to continue its run as the Pre-eminent Convention and Exhibition Centre in Asia.”

About Singex Group

The Singex Group comprises three closely-linked companies that combine to provide a comprehensive range of integrated solutions for venue management, exhibition management and international exhibition related ventures. The companies are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Temasek Holdings, a Singapore investment company.

About Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre

Ranked one of the top Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) venues in Asia, Singapore Expo, managed by Singex Venues Pte Ltd, is the largest MICE centre in Singapore. It is proud to be the chosen venue for some of the major Conventions, Meetings and Exhibitions held in the region. With 10 exhibition halls, 10 conference halls, multiple Meeting Rooms, and six mobile conference rooms, there are plenty of versatile spaces for breakout sessions, private VIP lounges and auxiliary activities.
Singapore Expo is a one-stop event and meeting venue with event planning, operations, top caterers, parking spaces for over 2,400 cars, a dedicated EXPO MRT station, and barely 15 minutes to the city centre and five minutes to Changi International Airport. Visit www.singaporeexpo.com.sg for more details on the facilities and services.

For media enquiries, please contact Natalie Leung (Ms), Public Relations Manager, at Tel: (65) 6403 2125 or 9001 3427 or email natalie.leung@singaporeexpo.com.sg.