THE Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers (SACEOS) is offering sustainability certification for MICE industry members to encourage greater adoption of the Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) sustainability guidelines.
The STB guidelines were developed based on feedback from those within the MICE sector who were at a loss over how to start pursuing environmental sustainability practices, according to a SACEOS statement.
“SACEOS, in collaboration with the STB, encourages its members, partners and the broader event supplier community to embrace (sustainable) meeting practices and become stalwart managers of carbon emission and model business ethics that protect the environment,” SACEOS president, Janet Tan-Collis, said.
The association offers a sustainability masterclass, which has generated “strong interest (from) the state’s events industry”, Tan-Collis added.
Two organisations have successfully attained MICE Sustainability Certification (MSC) as of July 2016 and their efforts were recognised at the Singapore MICE Forum 2016 Dinner held on July 28.
Marina Bay Sands received certification at the Intermediate level under the category of Venue while Globibo Singapore gained Basic certification as Audio-Visual Provider.
Categories of certification include Audio-Visual, Event Activity Organiser, Exhibition/Conference Organiser, F&B, Hotel, Stand Builder, Freight Forwarder, Transport and Venue.