08 Feb '11, 10pm

#news Expo adds convention wing to up Mice industry share.

The new convention wing, Max Atria, will see the addition of 23 meeting and functions areas. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE EXPO THE Singapore Expo is expanding, including branching out into events management, to better compete in a meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (Mice) industry that looks set to grow by 10 per cent this year. A new convention wing, Max Atria, will see the addition of 23 meeting rooms and function areas. The new facility, which will increase the expo's 100,000 sq m of indoor space by 8,000 sq m, is set to open in the first quarter of next year. Although the Singapore Tourism Board has yet to release official Mice numbers for last year, the industry's main players say they had seen a year-on-year increase of about 20 per cent in the number of events held last year. This follows a poor 2009 when the industry was hit by a slump brought about by the gl...

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