Brief Description of Venue and Facilities
The management of Sands Expo and Convention Centre is proposing to Koelnmesse to host the 10th International Dental Exhibition and Meeting at Sands Expo and Convention Centre on 13th to 15th April 2018.
Sands Expo and Convention Centre is Singapore’s newest, largest, and most flexible conference and meeting venue is in the heart of the Central Business District and is nothing short of spectacular. It is an award-winning event venue and the perfect setting for high-profile MICE events such as regional and international conventions, trade shows and exhibitions. Sands Expo and Convention Centre is located at 10 Bayfront Venue, Singapore 018956.
There are also a wide range of facilities such as having free WIFI whereby up to 40,000 participants can connect at a given time, various ATMs from different banks located all over Sands Expo and Convention Centre and 3 available carparks for parking.
Sands Expo and Convention Centre is the first green venue in Southeast Asia to attain ISO 20121 certification for event sustainability management. The integrated resort is also the first facility in Singapore to adopt the Singapore Tourism Board’s new sustainability guidelines for the MICE industry in 2013.
Sands Expo and Convention Centre are also known for their various Awards and Certifications, which includes:
Description of awards
Singapore Experience Awards
Business Event Venue of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2015
ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management Certified Venue
ISO 20121 is a standard for organizations in the events industry to improve the sustainability of activities, products and service for guests and staff.
BCA Green Mark Platinum Award
The BCA Awards is an annual event to honor and pay tribute to displays of excellence in the built environment in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, sustainability and user-friendliness.
Earth Check Bronze Benchmarked and Silver Certified
Earth Check is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking and certification standard for travel and tourism.
Asia’s Best Hotel for Business Events
Awarded by CEI Magazine at the CEI Asia Industry Awards 2011, 2012, 2013
Size, Capacity, and Capability
With 120,000 square metres of event space, the venue can host conventions of up to 45,000 delegates and support 2,000 exhibition booths. The main exhibitions are held in level B2 and level 1 due to the halls having the largest floor area. Furthermore, the halls can be divided into sub halls to suit the needs of the participants.
Number of halls/ballroom
Number of halls/ballrooms
3 main halls (D, E, F)
3 main halls (A, B, C)
5 ballrooms and 6 junior ballrooms
4 ballrooms and 6 junior ballrooms
Sands Grand ballroom
For the purpose of this project, 3 venues will be selected for the 3 different settings.
Legal capacity of the selected venue
12.3m by 8.8m
Sands Grand Ballroom
26.9m by 51.1m
Sands Expo and Convention Centre provides a wide range of products and services, which includes:
Standard shell scheme packages, Stage backdrop production, Furniture, lighting and AV equipment rental, AV system design, installation and operation, Stage lighting design, installation and operation, Rigging system design, installation & operation and ICT installation and set-up (Broadband internet, WIFI, Local Area Network lines and IP phone network)
Parking and Transportation
There are various ways to reach Sands Expo and Convention Centre. They include:
By Car or Taxi:
If you are travelling to Marina Bay Sands via the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), Central Expressway (CTE) or Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE), connect at the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) which links directly to Marina Boulevard and Central Boulevard, and from there to Bayfront Avenue and Sheares Avenue.
By Train Services:
Marina Bay Sands is linked directly to CE1/DT16 Bayfront Station on the Circle Line and Downtown Line of Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train system.
The buses that will lead to Sands Expo and Convention Centre will include:
97 / 106 / 518 / 133 / 502
Every day except Sat, Sun & public holidays
97E / 502A / 518A
Late night Fri, Sat & eve of public holidays
NR1 / NR6
By River Ferry:
Daily river ferry services connect to Bayfront South Jetty at Marina Bay Sands. The jetty is situated at the south Promenade, near to The Shoppes (3-minute walk), Sands Expo & Convention Centre (5-minute walk), and Hotel Tower 1 (8-minute walk). Operating Hours are from 7:00am – 10:00pm daily.
By Airport Transfer:
Sands Expo and Convention Centre offers guests a variety of vehicle types to suit any need, both for direct airport transfer and for transport to other destinations around Singapore. The driver will be holding a paging board bearing the requested name at the designated pick up location and time. (Refer to Annex A for the various transportation methods)
There are three car park entry points at Marina Bay Sands: South Entrance on Bayfront Link, North Entrance on Bayfront Avenue and Entrance at Hotel Tower 3.
The total amount of parking space for Sands Expo and Convention Centre will add up to 1180 parking lots.
Complimentary parking is offered when you are member of Sands Rewards Lifestyle, or with a minimum spend at The Shoppes, any Celebrity Chef restaurant, Art Science Museum, or Mastercard Theatre. Motorcycle parking is also not available at any of these carparks. (Refer to Annex B for a detailed map of the carparks)
1. Free WIFI – Participants can enjoy free WIFI connection at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, up to 40,000 devices can be connected at any point of time.
2. Automated Teller Machine (ATM) – There are 4 ATMs located throughout Sands Expo and Convention Centre, from various banks such as POSB and DBS. This will allow participants to withdraw cash at their convenience.
3. Restrooms – A total of 30 restrooms can be found at Sand Expo and Convention Centre. An average of 6 restrooms can be found on every level. This will allow participants to locate restrooms easily, without the need or hassle to search for one.
4. Restaurants and Dining – There are a wide selection of different cuisines to choose from, ranging from Chinese to Western to Japanese. Some of these restaurants will include Din Tai Fung, BreadStreet Kitchen and Waku Ghin.
5. Shopping and Fashion – The Shoppes is located right beside Sands Expo and Convention Centre, which is known as Singapore’s largest luxury shopping mall. It features over 100 unique brands such as Dior, Gucci and Michael Kors. The variety of brands are bound of satisfy the participant’s shopping needs.
6. Concierge and information – Located right at the entrance, there are 2 concierges that acts as an information counter for all the participants that might either be loss or have questions to ask.
7. Freight Services – Loading and unloading bay are available for exhibitors to load their equipment. The bays are located near Hall C1, and Hall D1.
Proximity to Accommodation and Attraction
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
Located in Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore features free WIFI access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. This hotel is also rated for the best value in Singapore.
Hotel 81 Bugis
Hotel 81 Bugis is located at the heart of Singapore, a 10-minute drive from the popular Orchard Road. Surrounded by many known eateries, it offers affordable accommodations and free Wi-Fi.
The Ritz-Carlton, Milena Walk
The luxury hotel offers gorgeously appointed rooms and suites, a 4,200-piece museum quality art collection and an elevated Club Lounge experience on level 32 with panoramic views of the city.
Pan Pacific Singapore
Our hotel overlooks the iconic Marina Bay and has been consistently voted the World’s Leading Business Hotel by World Travel Awards.
Marina Mandarin Singapore
Marina Mandarin Singapore features the best of Singapore’s famous hospitality. Local attractions like The Esplanade, Singapore Flyer and Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre are just over half a kilometer from the hotel.
The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is Singapore’s premier destination for major international touring exhibitions. Get transported back to the prehistoric periods and relive the dinosaurs’ natural environment.
Gardens by the Bay
An integral part of Singapore’s “City in a Garden” vision, Gardens by the Bay will be a showcase of horticulture and garden artistry that will bring the world of plants to Singapore and present Singapore to the World.
At 165 meters tall, Singapore Flyer is a masterpiece of urban architecture and engineering that showcases not only the mesmerizing cosmopolitan cityscape of the tropical Lion City, but even the surrounding islands of Indonesia and parts of Malaysia in all their glory.
Standing at 8.6 metres high and weighing 70 tonnes, the Merlion statue has a lion’s head and a fish’s body and is housed here in this 2,500 square metre park.
The Arts House
Occupying the almost 200-year-old building that was Singapore’s first Parliament House, The Arts House has played an active role in the Singapore arts and creative scene for the past decade.
The 2 tables above show the 5 most popular accommodation and attractions in Singapore. Reviews and comments of the locations are taken into consideration before selection.
For the accommodation, there are a mix of high end and budget hotels for the delegates, to ensure that their budget will not constrain them. This will give them a wider selection of accommodation as well. (For more accommodations, refer to Annex C).
For the attractions, there is also a mix of free and ticketed attractions to suit the budget of the delegates. The attractions are focused on either scenery or arts to suit the interest of the delegates as well. (For more attractions, refer to Annex D)