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Setting Up an Event Management Company in Singapore

Legal Requirements

Register Your Business on ACRA

The first step in any business venture is registering the company with ACRA, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore. Once approved, your company will receive a business licence with a Unique Entity Number (UEN), which is required for the application of other licences and permits.

Event Management Licensing Requirements

In addition to registering a business licence on ACRA, your Event Management Company may require other licences and permits, depending on the activities it organises.

  • Arts Entertainment Licence: To organise arts entertainment events such as plays, musical performances, dance performances, art exhibitions, variety shows and pop/rock concerts
  • Copyright Permit: To play or reproduce copyrighted music or videos at any event
  • Public Entertainment Licence: To organise entertainment events (excluding arts entertainment events) to which the public has access
  • Trade Fair Permit: To organise trade fairs
  • Animal Exhibition Licence: To organise events where animals will be exhibited or be involved in performances

Other relevant licences or approvals your events require may include:

  • Advertisement License
  • No Objection Letter for selling food and beverages
  • Fire Works Display Licence
  • Notification to conduct lucky draws
  • Newspaper Permit
  • Non-Residential TV Licence
  • Approval for Fire Safety Work on Premises

Please note that some permits are valid only for the duration of the event.

Notable Event Management Companies in Singapore

Ape Works
Essential Werkz
Event Lobang
The Events Artery
Freeman XP
Hogarth Worldwide
The Live Group
Mercury Marketing & Communications
MICE Depot
The Ortus Club
Procon Events & Marketing

MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions

The MICE industry is complex, as the the planning and execution of an event involve sponsors, planners, convention and visitor bureaus, meeting venues, accommodations, suppliers and participants from all over the world. MICE participants are in fact business travellers, which makes the MICE market a sector of the tourism industry. When these business travellers, for example, travel to a city to attend an exhibition or seminar, they will also need food, drinks, shopping, entertainment, transport, accommodation and more. The group market of the tourism and hospitality industry has therefore witnessed exponential growth owing to rapid globalization and expansion of the MICE industry. In 2017, Europe dominated the global MICE industry with more than 42% of global MICE industry share, in terms of value. However, Asia-Pacific is estimated to experience the highest growth rate from 2018 to 2025.

Key Segments of Event Management Service Market

Based on end-users, the market has been segmented into:

  • Corporate
  • PO and NGO
  • Individuals

Based on application, the market has been segmented into:

  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Business
  • Others

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