Align Technology is a long-standing client of venuesworld.com. They hosted their inaugural Asian Summit in the beautiful Island state of Singapore. venuesworld.com were tasked with managing the event from beginning to end, ensuring a memorable and technically innovative inaugural conference for 600 delegates.
The Marina Bay Sands Hotel is located in one of Singapore’s most iconic buildings. The architectural wonder is in the heart of this thriving city, a fitting venue for this global conference. With 2,500 bedrooms and over 120,000 square metres of meeting space, the hotel is an ideal conference or meeting venue. The hotel was perfect as it could cater for huge gala dinners, right down to intimate private dining events.
As with any international conference, this event was logistically complex. Delegates from across the US and Asia attended the conference. Singapore is a fantastic destination and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel is only 20 minutes from Changi Airport. The Airport is one of the best connected in the world, so this made organising travel for delegates a lot simpler as the Airport has direct connections to most of the worlds major airports.
Another challenge was the range of languages spoken by the delegates and cultures with various dietary requirements. The conference was streamed in 3 languages, with translation headsets available for all of the plenary sessions and breakouts. By working closely with the hotel and the delegates all dietary requirements were catered for.
Closing Gala Dinner
The event finished with a stunning gala dinner, and much like its European sister event, this innovative conference was set out to impress from start to finish. The lush gardens by the Bay set the ideal scene for the event. Guests had exclusive access to the flower dome with stunning views over both the bay and the garden. After the conference, a traditional lion dance introduced the audience to Singapore cultural entertainment, and the local band lead set the scene for the evening celebrations.