In his opening address at Robo Expo in November 2016, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister in Charge of the
Smart Nation Initiative, expressed his belief that the
world is in the throes of a technological revolution.
“The Singapore government is positioning itself to
ensure that the country and its citizens can take full
advantage of this digital revolution.”
With a steady eye on the future, Singapore’s current
infrastructure is laden with evidence of its commitment
to advance and enhance public and private sectors
through the use of technology. Through billions of
dollars in investment, the government supports multiple
initiatives to maintain Singapore’s position on the cusp
of invention, building solutions for sustainable growth
in the marketplace.
What does this mean for meetings and incentives?
The answer is simple: Singapore, by purposeful
design, is advancing as the seamless, well-connected,
tech-inspired, innovative business events destination.
And, as technologies take center stage as essential
accessories in creating MICE programs with lasting
results, Singapore is equipped with the digital tools
and platforms to support these evolving needs.
Singapore enables the innovative use of technologies
across the event life cycle, from planning and on-site
discussions to networking and sharing information.
With seamless Wi-Fi coverage, event organizers
can collect and analyze vast amounts of data to
assess attendee needs and create customized value
propositions and event apps that engage delegates.
So connect, slide, tap and go!
EYE ON A TECH-INSPIRED
Singapore’s high connectivity and innovative
infrastructure can create unique possibilities for
MICE organizers while serving up a taste of the
extraordinary for delegates.
APP FOR THAT
Singapore’s talented team of
innovators have their finger on
the pulse of tech developments
designed to improve community
life under the Smart Nation
initiative. The result is a
preliminary release of experimental
Smart Nation apps. Enhanced
community life enhances visitor
experiences, and these apps can
positively impact transportation
around town, information
gathering and safety while
providing an immersive experience
for visiting delegates.
; Beeline is a mobile app that meets
commuter demand for express private
bus routes through crowdsourcing.
The app allows commuters to book a
seat, track the bus booked, and if no
routes are available, gives users the
ability to suggest their own. The cost
is cheaper than a taxi ride and can be
paid via phone.
; SGSecure, a security-focused app
where one can conveniently report
suspected terrorism, and learn tips
on safety and what to do in case of
Additional apps include MyResponder,
which mobilizes the community to
respond to cardiac arrest cases within
their immediate vicinity; MyENV reports
on local weather, plus environmental
issues that include health risk locations
where outbreaks of certain illnesses are
present; and My Transport.SG for planning your commute.