Singapore Introduces SG SafeEvents Certification for the MICE Sector to Prepare Resumption of Activities

Press Room > 2021

The certification programme based on Technical Reference 84 developed by the Singapore Standards Council, is the first of its kind for enterprises in the country to achieve, competitive edge in the global MICE landscape.

Under the SG SafeEvents Certification, organisers are required to have a risk management plan with identified hazards documents and control measures that have, been implemented either before or during events. While venue operators, have to, ensure that a routine and periodic cleaning and disinfection plan is developed. Organisers and venue operators are also encouraged to use contactless technology where feasible.

The certification process takes into consideration the protocols that need to be put in place to contain and manage emergency situations.

While the Technical Reference 84 or TR 84 as it’s known, provides best practices for conducting events in a safe and responsible manner beyond what is covered under the government-mandated safe management measures which complements the Singapore Tourism Board’s ‘Safe Business Events’ framework.

Through TR 84, event organisers, venue owners, and suppliers in the MICE and events industry, are given guidelines as well as, best practices in: hygiene and sanitisation; safe distancing; and emergency management.

Singapore Association for Convention Exhibitions Organisers and Suppliers in the meantime, is working with Singapore’s NTUC Learning Hub to provide training for a team of SG SafeEvent Ambassadors whose role is specific to the requirements of the SG SafeEvent Standards.

To date, 700 ambassadors have undergone training and are ready to be mobilised onsite at events. SACEOS aims to increase the pool to 1,000 ambassadors by mid-2021 in anticipation of increased demand, when more events are organised.