Monday, December 11, 2006

IECM kicks off with Bello

Here in Singapore for a couple of days the biennial IECM conference organised by local exhibition industry association SACEOS. They've attracted a good crowd of 170+ with over-seas delegates from 17 countries.

The event kicked off with a stirring pitch for the Las Vegas Sands group's integrated resort concept from Vice President of Sales Eric Bello. He was keen to be seen (and heard) reaching out to the existing venues in Singapore, most notably his neighbours-to-be at Suntec City Exhibition and Convention Centre, speaking of events which would use all the venues.

It was interesting as well, to see Jimmy Lau and his colleagues from the new Singapore Airshow (see here for previous posts on this) pitching their new venue to the exhibition industry. It's due to be finished in August next year and they tell me they've already sold out for the new show. They just have to build it now (see picture)!

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