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 April 13, 2015
Singex Signs MOU With Makuhari Messe Inc. In Chiba City, Japan

 SingEx, the management company of Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Makuhari Messe Inc., an exhibition and convention centre located in Chiba city, Japan.

The collaboration between SingEx and Makuhari Messe will facilitate knowledge sharing of best practices in venue management and operations; and explore trade events both companies could undertake in their respective venues. This partnership will enable the respective venues to leverage on each other's contacts and networks to attract shows, exhibitors and trade visitors, creating a wider reach for the mutual benefit of both venues.

Potential organisers will be able to consider staging their events in either venue and through the MOU, can be assured of cross-learnings on hosting their events, which can lead to a more rewarding experience.

Mr Aloysius Arlando, CEO of SingEx states, "This is a momentous milestone for both Makuhari Messe Inc. and SingEx as we embark on a new chapter of partnership. We live in a connected and inter-dependent world and it makes sense for us to share information related to shows, exhibitors and visitors so that we can derive mutual benefit and support our respective MICE industries."

Mr Tatsuo Fujino, President and CEO of Makuhari Messe Inc says, "We believe that this MOU can further assist Japanese organisers in their business expansion in Asia. I hope that Makuhari Messe Inc., together with SingEx, will work together to strengthen cooperative relations between Singapore and Japan in the MICE industry and contribute to generate competitiveness and sustainability in the industry between our two countries."


Wholly owned by Temasek Holdings, one of the largest investment holding companies in Singapore, SingEx Holdings oversees a group of subsidiary companies that specialises in providing a comprehensive range of integrated and customised solutions for venue management and consultancy, as well as organising trade exhibitions and conferences.

SingEx Venues Pte Ltd, with over 35 years of MICE venue management experience, is the management company of the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre, and its convention wing MAX Atria, while SingEx Exhibitions is the event management arm that works closely with SingEx Exhibitions Ventures, the investment arm, to create, own and manage proprietary trade events in Asia Pacific and other key emerging markets around the world including South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Makuhari Messe

Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center) is one of Japan's top convention complexes, located in the heart of Makuhari New City, Chiba. It consists of three facilities, the International Exhibition Halls, the International Conference Hall, and the Makuhari Event Hall -- in its 210,000 square metres site area. Since the opening of Makuhari Messe in 1989, various events both domestic and international has been held.

Makuhari Messe is conveniently located between Narita and Haneda Airports and attractive leisure facilities. Furthermore, there are many hotels, shops and restaurants in the neighborhood. Makuhari Messe is a superior MICE facility and is the choice venue for high profile events such as the annual Tokyo Auto Salon, FOODEX Japan, Tokyo Game Show, CEATAC Japan and Jump Festa.