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Suntec to close for £90m refurb as it prepares to wow delegates

09/03/2012

Suntec Singapore – the international convention and exhibition centre – will close for several months from October as builders carry out a £90m modernisation programme.


The makeover will greatly improve the technology inside the venue, create a greater degree of connectivity over its six floors, and make the meeting rooms more flexible. 


Furthermore delegates are promised free Wi-Fi connection throughout the building on an ultra-robust platform capable of serving 15,000 handheld devices or laptops at high speed.


Suntec chief commercial officer Ong Wee Min, said: “Delegates sometimes carry three different mobile devices so we needed a system that could handle that without crashing. 


He added: “One day everywhere will have free Wi-Fi. We believe it is an essential business service and wanted to take a lead in the provision of free internet connectivity.”


The redesign will incorporate the largest LED wall in the world, rising over two floors, which will allow organisations to have a much stronger visual identity at their events.


A swanky new VIP lounge and alfresco roof-top dining will also feature in the revamp, which follows extensive consultation with clients. Suntec was built 15 years ago.


Pieter Idenburg, Suntec CEO, said the venue, that was designed and built more than 15 years ago, was extraordinarily planned and robustly built. “The building has served us extremely well. With the implementation of these planned enhancements, we will be well placed to meet the changing needs of our customers and to ensure that our business partners at all points of the supply chain have a fantastic experience and will enjoy the finest of our offerings - well into the next decade.”


Pictured: The LED wall 



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