Marina Bay Sands claims world first with Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate

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Marina Bay Sands claims world first with Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands (MBS) says it has become a Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certified Verified Venue (HMCC-VV), the first MICE venue globally to be accredited by Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest industry association for meeting and event professionals.

The accreditation is open to venues that are equipped to meet the complex planning and operational standards mandated by international healthcare and life-science meeting event organisers. The achievement for MBS affirms the integrated resort’s efforts to remain competitive in a rapidly expanding marketplace. Venues are assessed based on 11 individual standards, such as compliance with global medical meeting laws and regulations, data privacy plans, reporting procedures, and experience with healthcare meetings.

Mike Lee, vice-president of sales at Marina Bay Sands, said: “While we’ve had past successes hosting pharmaceutical and medical-related events at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, the attainment of this certification is a crucial next step for us to push the boundaries in delivering impactful experiences, while navigating the stringent event requirements of our clients in this sector.”

“It has been a joy to partner with Marina Bay Sands on this exciting new initiative. The role of healthcare meeting professionals is a crucial one, but often they are so bogged down trying to discern which venues meet minimum best practice standards for medical meetings it makes event design and execution that much harder. MPI is excited to be able to provide the HMCC-VV) designation to our hotel and venue partners to help streamline the process of securing compliant venues,” said Nancy Snowden, MPI’s manager of educational experiences.

Since opening in 2010, the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort has hosted 200 medical and pharmaceutical related events have been hosted at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, including new-to-Singapore events – the International Council of Nurses Congress, the Royal College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress and International Union of Microbiological Science, as well as the region’s leading healthcare trade fair Medical Fair Asia and the 28th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

 

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