The Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) has announced that Aloysius Arlando has succeeded Janet Tan-Collis as President.
Since 2010, Mr Arlando has been the Chief Executive Officer of SingEx Holdings, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, with business interests in the management of the award-winning Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The industry veteran previously helmed various leadership positions in Singapore’s public sector for almost 20 years, including roles with the Singapore Tourism Board and Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Arlando also serves on the boards of associations, institutions and high-level committees around the world.
In 2017, he became the first Asian to be named as President of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC), the world-wide association for professional convention and exhibition centre managers.
Arlando commented: “SACEOS is the leading voice for Singapore’s MICE industry. In today’s world of digitally-enabled communities; cross-industry collaborations and global market connectedness, SACEOS will need to forge purpose-driven partnerships near and far to make our MICE industry future-ready and strengthen Singapore’s leading position in the global MICE space.
“It is therefore imperative for SACEOS to work with key local associations, institutions and global MICE associations to address capability and capacity challenges head on and create new and exciting opportunities for the betterment of the business community, people it serves and the workforce it employs.”