The Asian Concrete Construction Institute (ACCI) was first mooted in 2002 by a small group of engineers to provide a regional forum for the concrete industry from owners, academia and industry to network and to learn from each other. In May 2004, the Institute was registered in Singapore under the Societies Act as a non-profit body. China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand are currently represented in the Institute.
The mission of the Institute is to promote excellence in the use of concrete through regional co-operation, exchange of information and research collaboration. The Institute offers solution oriented strategies for the advancement of the concrete industry in Asia. Work Groups are formed to address the diversified interests of the members which range from development of harmonized concrete materials codes in the region, self regulation of the industry to high performance concrete.
The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA), officially registered with the Singapore Registry of Societies on 25 January 2005 with a long term vision to be a strategic partner in the creation of a world federation representing the exhibition and convention industry in Asia.
The objectives of the Federation is to:
- promote the growth and development of the exhibition and convention industry in Asia
- encourage and maintain the highest ethical standards of business conduct and professionalism within the industry
- promote and establish common industry standards in Asia
- represent the Asian industry in developing initiatives with Government agencies
- represent the Asian interest at international level
- promote the common interest of members
AFECA members are made up of regional Asian trade associations in the MICE industry from ASEAN, Taiwan, China and India, as well as corporate member companies globally.
IMPACT Exhibition Management Co Ltd operates the Impact Exhibition and Convention Centre in Thailand – the biggest venue in Thailand with an indoor floor space of over 140,000 sq metres. We are also a professional exhibition organizer that organizes and manages professional trade and public exhibitions, conferences, working in hand with international trade associations and organizers across a broad spectrum of industries. As a leading exhibition organizer in Thailand, we create effective marketing platform and offers a comprehensive range of turnkey exhibition management solutions ranging from market research, exhibitor and visitor promotions, sales, advertising and promotion, public relations, operations to on site logistic management for exhibition and conferences of all sizes and industries.
As a leading exhibition organizer in Thailand, we create effective marketing platform and offers a comprehensive range of turnkey exhibition management solutions ranging from market research, exhibitor and visitor promotions, sales, advertising and promotion, public relations, operations to on site logistic management for exhibition and conferences of all sizes and industries.
IE Singapore’s mission is to help Singapore-based companies grow and internationalize successfully. Our vision is to be an expert agency in firm-level growth, market intelligence and internationalization strategies.
We offer a wide range of services in Singapore and overseas to help companies shorten their learning curve and make the right connections. In doing so, we provide market information, and assist enterprises in building up their business capabilities and finding overseas partners.
At the same time, IE Singapore works to position Singapore as a base for foreign businesses to expand into the region in partnership with local companies. Our vision is for Singapore’s economy to be entrepreneurial and knowledge-intensive, with globally competitive manufacturing and services sectors. The country’s unique advantages of strategic location, stable government, competitive workforce, and pro-business environment make it the ideal launch pad for globalization.
With 36 overseas centres around the globe, IE Singapore is uniquely equipped to help companies succeed. With a successful, time-proven track record, IE Singapore will assist Singapore-based companies to build up their business through the work four key business groups, the Corporate Group, Enterprise Group, International Operations Group and Capability Development Group.
SACEOS, established since 1979, to be the voice and champion of the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) industry, to assist those in the business to develop and prosper, and to work closely with the government to meet the objective of making Singapore the best venue in Asia.
Training has been and continues to be a cornerstone of SACEOS and it is a strategic pillar for the association to help members as Singapore and Asia grapple with greater competition to nurture and retain talent. SACEOS achieved a milestone in this area in 2014 by bringing professional courses with international accreditation, only available in Europe and the U.S. previously, to Singapore and accessible to MICE practitioners throughout Asia. To raise professionalism in the exhibition industry, SACEOS in 2001 became the first MICE industry association in the world to launch a set of technical references.
Since its inception, SACEOS has developed and strengthened its international MICE industry network providing global networking and business opportunities for its members.
In Singapore, government agencies SACEOS works closely with include the International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore) and the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB), a division of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
SACEOS key vision is to be the leading MICE association to enhance Singapore’s position as a premier global hub for the industry
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is the country’s leading economic development agency in tourism, one of Singapore’s key service sectors. Known for forging partnerships, driving innovation and ensuring excellence, the Board champions tourism and builds it into a key economic driver for Singapore. Together with its tourism promotion functions, it also fulfils a much broader economic development role for the tourism sector.
STB aims to ensure that tourism remains a key economic pillar through long-term strategic planning in partnership with the public and private sector stakeholders. STB’s goal is to create exciting and innovative experiences for our visitors, in close partnership with the trade industry, thus etching forever in visitors’ minds an image of Singapore as a unique and compelling destination. To do so, STB has identified three key areas of focus – strengthening Singapore’s position as a Leading Convention and Exhibition City in Asia, developing Singapore as a leading Asian leisure destination, and establishing Singapore as the Services Centre of Asia.
The mission of the Business Travel & MICE (Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions and Exhibitions) Group is to champion Singapore’s position as one of the most dynamic business events destinations in the world where people, technology and ideas converge to create great value for customers.
The Business Travel & MICE group is responsible for developing and attracting business events as key drivers of the tourism sector, creating exceptional experiences for Business & MICE visitors and establishing a vibrant Business & MICE environment with strong industry players, robust alliances and world class infrastructure.
The Thai Retailers Association was formed about 1979 as the result of the efforts by retail professionals who wish to create a representative association to nurture closer relationship and ties in the retailing industry. The key objectives of the association is to resolve any dispute arising in the industry as well as to formulate strategic directions which will lead to the development of the retail industry. Over the years, the association has also contributed to the overall growth of the retail industry in Thailand by taking an active role in nurturing regional and international collaborations with overseas organizations. The Thai Retailers Association is also a member association of The Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Associations (FAPRA).