Sphere Exhibits together with SingEx Holdings to become Asia-Pacific’s MICE industry champion

Sphere Exhibits together with SingEx Holdings to become Asia-Pacific’s MICE industry champion
A new era begins today, with the merger of the MICE subsidiaries of Temasek Holdings and Singapore Press Holdings, to form SingEx-Sphere Holdings Pte Ltd.
The agreement was signed today at the Singapore EXPO & MAX Atria by Mr Ng Yat Chung, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Press Holdings; Mr Robin Hu, Chairman, SingEx; and Mr Alan Thompson, Joint Head, Strategic Development, Temasek.
The merger brings together two leading MICE players with an ambition to become a MICE industry champion of growth for the Asia-Pacific region. Driven by an intrepid team of cross-disciplinary specialists, an established track record in holistic venue and events businesses hybrid or otherwise, and multiple awards and accolades in designing impactful experiences, SingEx-Sphere will be in a unique position to provide end-to-end solutions within the MICE industry, fostering the development of new value creation and communities as industries intersect in a post-COVID world order.
Mr Robin Hu will be appointed Chairman of the SingEx-Sphere Board which will be supported by the management team led by Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chairman of Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd, who will be appointed Chief Executive, Markets of Singex-Sphere; and Mr Aloysius Arlando, Chief Executive of SingEx Holdings Pte Ltd, who will be appointed Chief Executive , Venues
Mr Robin Hu, Chairman of SingEx, said, “Events and Exhibitions remain the most robust marketing channels for businesses around the world. Both SingEx and Sphere Exhibits, with over five decades of combined experience in organising and hosting trade and consumer shows across a variety of sectors, have built a strong foundation for the MICE scene in Singapore and our region.
The ambition of the merged entity is to continue building on its firm foundation by adding to it additional intellectual properties in the form of new events and exhibitions via both organic curation and inorganic investments.
We believe COVID, while having a dampening impact in the short term, had given rise to new opportunities in the form of hybrid activities hitherto unimagined. Our industry is fast becoming a digitally enabled intellectual property business. Those who are adaptable, nimble and unafraid to reinvent will succeed.”
Mr Ng Yat Chung, CEO of SPH, added, “We look forward to working with Temasek to achieve SingEx-Sphere’s vision and push the MICE industry in Asia-Pacific to greater heights for the benefit of both consumers and businesses. This merger will allow us to tap on each other’s expertise, resources and networks to seize new opportunities to enhance the portfolio and achieve growth regionally.”
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