WiT to be first travel hybrid event on Oct 1, streaming live from Marina Bay Sands

WiT Encounter Week 2020 will not only be Singapore’s 1st travel pilot hybrid event but perhaps also the 1st world-wide travel conference to have a bodily footprint when it streams dwell from Marina Bay Sands’ new Hybrid Broadcast Studio on Oct 1.

WiT Singapore, which has been held in the town for the final
15 decades, is one particular of the 1st pilot hybrid functions authorized by the authorities
for up to 50 folks. It is Northstar Travel Group’s 1st travel event to have
a dwell part this 12 months.

“We are delighted to have been authorized as the travel industry’s 1st pilot hybrid event for up to 50 folks. We have worked carefully with STB above the final couple months and their advice and assist have been instrumental in getting us to this issue,” explained Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder, WiT. “We are proud to engage in a primary part in the secure resumption of business functions in Singapore with our associates.”

From Oct 1, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will get started accepting apps to pilot substantial-scale conferences of up to 250 persons, as part of options to steadily resume economic functions.

Andrew Phua, Government Director, Exhibitions and Conferences, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) explained: “As we steadily and safely resume MICE functions, we seem ahead to getting WiT Singapore direct the way in currently being  Singapore travel industry’s 1st pilot hybrid event. Public wellness and security continue to be our priority and we have worked carefully with the industry to make rigid protocols, as nicely as produce new techniques of organising functions. We will continue to get the job done with industry associates to set Singapore aside as the world’s primary destination for secure, reliable and impressive MICE functions.”

Alicia Evanko, Government Vice President, Travel Team World-wide Occasions, Northstar Travel Team explained, “WiT’s passion, determination to travel, creativity and impressive method has continued to keep alive and prosper during this world-wide pandemic. WiT has continued to deliver the travel industry with each other by virtual encounters.   

“WiT Encounter Week will also include a dwell part which is the world-wide travel industry’s and Northstar’s 1st travel hybrid event. Northstar Travel Team is so proud to have WiT, who is really a pioneer in the industry, as a part of its spouse and children.  We know that this dwell event will pave the route to get our world-wide industry back to meeting in man or woman.” 

To produce the hybrid event, a 1st-of-its-form partnership has been forged with Marina Bay Sands and GEVME which is, in switch, building a tech alliance with Singapore functions startups Jublia and Pigeonhole Are living to produce an built-in and interactive functions platform.

Stated Yeoh, “It is fitting that we broadcast Season Finale, the final day, of WiT Encounter Week from a location which is been residence to us for the final eight decades. It is practically sentimental, a reunion, returning to a common put, looking at all the difficulties we have all experienced to deal with personally and skillfully.”

Marina Bay
Sands introduced its new Hybrid Broadcast Studio in August. Developed to
accommodate a dwell studio viewers with a optimum capacity of 50 folks at any
one particular time, the Hybrid Broadcast Studio – which presents broadcast-excellent
dwell-streaming abilities and hologram functionalities – was in response to
the wholesale migration of functions online.

Stated Ong Wee Min, Vice President of Conventions & Exhibitions, Marina Bay Sands, “The response to date for our Hybrid Broadcast Studio has been very encouraging, demonstrating that there is a real require for this industry-1st presenting at a time when substantial-scale bodily functions are not capable to get put.

“WiT has held its signature Singapore conference at our location
for the earlier eight decades and was a pure husband or wife for the 1st travel
industry hybrid event to get put in Singapore at this time. We seem ahead
to collaborating to produce a new form of practical experience at this year’s event.”

On the tech facet, WiT Encounter Week, which runs from
September 28-Oct 1, will be powered by GEVME, a SaaS platform for digital
functions. To beef up the tech presenting, GEVME is partnering with Jublia and
Pigeonhole Are living, whose products and services have been utilised by WiT in past functions.

Stated Veemal Gungadin, CEO of
GlobalSign.In Pte Ltd (GSI), “Hybrid is set to develop into the foreseeable future of
functions. With GEVME Are living, we are empowering event organisers to realize success in this
new ordinary by delivering them with technologies remedies that mix the bodily
and digital elements of their functions. We are enthusiastic to husband or wife with WiT,
Marina Bay Sands and Singapore-centered event tech corporations (Pigeonhole &
Jublia) to deliver an the best possible practical experience for attendees signing up for in the new event
format.”

Stated Kuan Yan Tan, CEO of Jublia, “At
Jublia, we help attendees to find event content material and satisfy applicable many others
by our AI Engagement platform. Jublia is nicely positioned to produce
sport altering remedies with our deep partnerships with primary world-wide event organisers
in the digital transformation of their businesses.”

“At Pigeonhole Are living, we are focused
to enabling meeting and event planners to superior interact with audiences throughout
all event formats and satisfy the diverse requirements that occur as the industry
evolves,” explained Lyon Lim, CEO of Pigeonhole Are living.

“We’re at a exceptional crossroads in the functions industry, and we are thrilled to be partnering with WiT, and Marina Bay Sands to showcase our skills and technologies in this new hybrid format that will chart a route for business functions to safely resume.”

WiT Encounter Week, themed “Travel Zero.O: Again To The Future” will be held above 4 days. The 1st three days, Sept 28-Sept thirty, will be fully virtual.

Featured Photo Credit: Marina Bay Sands

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