New This Fortnight

New This Fortnight: 29/1/2022

Photo Credit: Straits Times photo by Lim Yaohui

Adele’s postponed Las Vegas Residency

As Covid continues to rage, singer Adele has postponed a residency at Caesars Palace following half her team and crew contracting the illness.  The resort continues to scramble to fill her spot with performers – Keith Urban will take on some dates in March and April.

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The recovery of Singapore’s MICE sector

Last year, Singapore saw an 80% drop in visitor arrivals – an all-time low.  However, there have been some signs of recovery in the MICE sector: in 2021, more than 200 events were hosted, with almost 50,000 attendees.  There are also many plans for MICE events in 2022 – one big one being the Singapore Airshow next month.  

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A seven-year Formula One deal for Singapore

The local events industry continues to bounce back as Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore GP announce a new seven-year deal to continue hosting a Formula One race here.  Previous deals were shorter – the current longer deal aims to help Singapore build itself up as a business and lifestyle destination.  More here:

Event Service Professional

Blanc Studios

“Our favourite thing about being in this business is when we are done with a set up and the client just beams!

For wedding couples in particular, going along with them on their journey from the planning stage to the wedding is a truly special experience.  We always aim to connect with each of them, so seeing them finally walk down the aisle together can be truly moving.

We have been in this industry for about six years now. One of the joys has always been the people we work with. Getting to meet wedding couples to corporate clients and working with them to create a truly memorable experience has always been rewarding, and is what drives us.

Our work draws a lot from natural forms and we like to take inspiration from nature for our floral and plant designs. We also often look to our own heritage to give our work a sense of place and identitya s a Singaporean company. 

Putting things together really takes a village. It can take some time to go through what the client wants to achieve, distil that vision and then assemble a team to execute it. 

Of course, event requirements themselves have changed even when they do go ahead, so we’ve had to change what we provide to take into account the restrictions of event spaces now. Like most businesses, we’ve also had to pivot to understand the needs of clients more during this time, as well as to look into other ways for people to still achieve what they want, but on a smaller scale. Wedding clients in particular have occasionally had some difficulty giving up some of their ideas, which is understandable. So helping them navigate that transition into more intimate gatherings has become part of what we do now.”

Amanda & Jon

Blanc Studios

Venue Styling, Floristry, Events Planning