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September 4, 2008updated Jul 10, 2015

Raffles City Convention Centre Wins Coveted Business Event Venue Excellence Award

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Singapore – Fairmont Singapore’s Raffles City Convention Centre (RCCC) outshone a stellar list of competition and added another remarkable laurel to its growing repute as one of Singapore’s finest business events destination, with a major win at the Singapore Business Events Awards, held at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore earlier this evening. RCCC, located at level 4 of Fairmont Singapore bagged the prestigious Business Event Venue Excellence award. This award recognises outstanding business events venues, which have demonstrated unique venue appeal, facilities and versatility in settings as well as excellence in service, elevating the standard of world-class MICE facilities in Singapore.

Now into its second year, the Singapore Business Events Awards is organised by the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau, a group of the Singapore Tourism Board. It is focused in the MICE industry, which has been identified as a key segment in driving growth of the tourism industry. “This win is a sweet one for all of us here at Fairmont Singapore. To be recognised for our passion in championing business travel and events in Singapore is a testament to our commitment and the efforts of all our hardworking staff,” says Mr Ian Wilson, General Manager of Fairmont Singapore and Regional Vice President, Asia, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. “We are proud and honoured with this outstanding victory,” he added.

RCCC is an outstanding, strategically located and internationally-recognised meetings venue equipped with cutting-edge and multi-faceted features, and complemented by a personalised and dedicated Conventions Services team and passionate individuals involved in the day-to-day operations of this sprawling 70,000 square feet venue. Renowned for hosting the 117th IOC Session (6-9 July 2005), this momentous event cemented Singapore’s role as a major player in the world of hosting events of global significance. The seamless and razor sharp precision and execution of the minutest detail in every programme in this historic event’s itinerary enabled all delegates not only elect London to be the host city of the 2012 summer Olympics, but also enabled the delegates to receive a comprehensive update on the progress of future Olympic-related events such as the organisation of the Torino 2006, Beijing 2008 and Vancouver 2010 Games.

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