TFWA Asia Pacific new venue

The Tax Free world Association (TFWA) has announced a new venue for the 2013 TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition in Singapore.

It is now at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore. The dates remain unchanged: May 12-16. 2013.

The TFWA says the change became necessary when at the end of last week it was notified by the new management of the Singapore Suntec Centre that the major refurbishment and extension of the centre which was initiated in May last year would not be finished in time for the TFWA event in May.

The Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center, is a new conference, hotel, and entertainment development facing Marina Bay in central Singapore. The exhibition hall there will accommodate all confirmed exhibitors, which to date total 235 – an increase of 6% over the same stage in 2012.

The conference and workshops programme, as well as the One2One pre-arranged meeting service, will also take place in the Marina Bay Sands. The social and networking programme will be staged as originally planned.

Erik Juul-Mortensen, President TFWA: “We remain committed to stage a highly successful event in May although it is obvious that, given the huge complexity of this move, there is still a vast number of issues to be considered and answers to be given. However, TFWA is relieved that, despite the last minute change forced upon us by these extraordinary circumstances, we have been able to secure superb facilities in central Singapore for TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition for the same dates as originally announced. This means that participants will be able to conduct their business as usual, retaining their original hotel and flight arrangements, without disruption to an already busy calendar.

“We are acutely aware that a change of venue at such a late stage is very unsettling and we profoundly regret the inconvenience that this has and will cause. We will continue addressing all the issues to secure a smooth transition to the new venue and to do whatever we can to minimise the inconvenience.”

Pre-registration for TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition will open at on March 6.