September 21, 2020

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

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WiT Knowledge 7 days 2020 will not only be Singapore’s initially travel pilot hybrid occasion but quite possibly also the initially world wide travel meeting to have a bodily footprint when it streams stay from Marina Bay Sands’ new Hybrid Broadcast Studio on Oct one.

WiT Singapore, which has been held in the city for the past
15 a long time, is a person of the initially pilot hybrid occasions accepted by the federal government
for up to 50 individuals. It is Northstar Journey Group’s initially travel occasion to have
a stay part this yr.

“We are happy to have been accepted as the travel industry’s initially pilot hybrid occasion for up to 50 individuals. We have labored closely with STB more than the past couple months and their assistance and support have been instrumental in receiving us to this position,” reported Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder, WiT. “We are very pleased to engage in a major role in the harmless resumption of business occasions in Singapore with our companions.”

From October one, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will get started accepting applications to pilot significant-scale conferences of up to 250 people today, as section of programs to progressively resume financial functions.

Andrew Phua, Govt Director, Exhibitions and Conferences, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) reported: “As we progressively and properly resume MICE occasions, we seem forward to obtaining WiT Singapore lead the way in being  Singapore travel industry’s initially pilot hybrid occasion. Community wellbeing and protection keep on being our precedence and we have labored closely with the industry to create rigid protocols, as properly as create new ways of organising occasions. We will continue to get the job done with industry companions to established Singapore apart as the world’s major spot for harmless, reliable and innovative MICE occasions.”

Alicia Evanko, Govt Vice President, Journey Group Global Functions, Northstar Journey Group reported, “WiT’s passion, devotion to travel, creativity and innovative approach has continued to continue to be alive and thrive through this world wide pandemic. WiT has continued to deliver the travel industry with each other as a result of digital experiences.   

“WiT Knowledge 7 days will also include a stay part which is the world wide travel industry’s and Northstar’s initially travel hybrid occasion. Northstar Journey Group is so very pleased to have WiT, who is definitely a pioneer in the industry, as a section of its spouse and children.  We know that this stay occasion will pave the route to get our world wide industry back to conference in particular person.” 

To supply the hybrid occasion, a initially-of-its-type partnership has been solid with Marina Bay Sands and GEVME which is, in switch, making a tech alliance with Singapore occasions startups Jublia and Pigeonhole Live to supply an integrated and interactive occasions platform.

Explained Yeoh, “It is fitting that we broadcast Period Finale, the past day, of WiT Knowledge 7 days from a venue which is been house to us for the past eight a long time. It is almost sentimental, a reunion, returning to a common spot, thinking about all the problems we’ve all experienced to confront individually and skillfully.”

Marina Bay
Sands launched its new Hybrid Broadcast Studio in August. Developed to
accommodate a stay studio viewers with a greatest capability of 50 individuals at any
a person time, the Hybrid Broadcast Studio – which presents broadcast-good quality
stay-streaming capabilities and hologram functionalities – was in reaction to
the wholesale migration of occasions on the internet.

Explained Ong Wee Min, Vice President of Conventions & Exhibitions, Marina Bay Sands, “The reaction to date for our Hybrid Broadcast Studio has been particularly encouraging, demonstrating that there is a genuine need for this industry-initially offering at a time when significant-scale bodily occasions are not able to acquire spot.

“WiT has held its signature Singapore meeting at our venue
for the past eight a long time and was a organic partner for the initially travel
industry hybrid occasion to acquire spot in Singapore at this time. We seem forward
to collaborating to supply a new type of knowledge at this year’s occasion.”

On the tech facet, WiT Knowledge 7 days, which runs from
September 28-October one, will be run by GEVME, a SaaS platform for electronic
occasions. To beef up the tech offering, GEVME is partnering with Jublia and
Pigeonhole Live, whose companies have been employed by WiT in prior occasions.

Explained Veemal Gungadin, CEO of
GlobalSign.In Pte Ltd (GSI), “Hybrid is established to turn out to be the foreseeable future of
occasions. With GEVME Live, we are empowering occasion organisers to do well in this
new ordinary by delivering them with know-how remedies that mix the bodily
and electronic parts of their occasions. We are excited to partner with WiT,
Marina Bay Sands and Singapore-based mostly occasion tech businesses (Pigeonhole &
Jublia) to present an the best possible knowledge for attendees signing up for in the new occasion
structure.”

Explained Kuan Yan Tan, CEO of Jublia, “At
Jublia, we allow attendees to discover occasion written content and meet suitable other people
as a result of our AI Engagement platform. Jublia is properly positioned to supply
recreation switching remedies with our deep partnerships with major world wide occasion organisers
in the electronic transformation of their organizations.”

“At Pigeonhole Live, we are focused
to enabling conference and occasion planners to superior interact with audiences throughout
all occasion formats and meet the diverse specifications that crop up as the industry
evolves,” reported Lyon Lim, CEO of Pigeonhole Live.

“We’re at a exceptional crossroads in the occasions industry, and we are thrilled to be partnering with WiT, and Marina Bay Sands to showcase our expertise and know-how in this new hybrid structure that will chart a route for business occasions to properly resume.”

WiT Knowledge 7 days, themed “Travel Zero.O: Back To The Future” will be held more than 4 days. The initially 3 days, Sept 28-Sept thirty, will be fully digital.

Featured Image Credit score: Marina Bay Sands

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