#SaveEventsSG

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#SaveEventsSG Is a joint industry effort between event companies and organisers, event marketing agencies, staging and technical companies to rally for industry aid in the greatest crisis of our generation - Covid19. Our Goal: Receive same tier of funding as hardest-hit industries Aviation, Tourism, Hospitality companies, up to 75% on manpower cost reimbursements as announced in the Resilience Package) to save jobs and keep our companies alive.

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    Petitioning PM Lee Hsien Loong, Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry

    Appeal for Events Industry in Singapore

    The Events industry in Singapore is at the very frontline of impact in the Covid19 crisis, as hard hit as tourism, aviation, hospitality and F&B.  All events including launches, concerts, exhibitions have been cancelled, postponed and banned.  MICE alone contributed $3.8B to Singapore’s GDP in 2018, and the industry ecosystem comprises over 1500 SMEs, providing livelihoods for 34,000, from events management, to technical and audio  companies, production, logistics and event manpower.   The entire industry has been on its knees since gatherings were banned in February and March, with most companies making zero revenue.  Many companies have already had massive layoffs, put teams on No-Pay-Leave and many will close down in the next three months. Many livelihoods will be lost, as our industry is completely unsustainable.  MICE venues have received the 75% manpower concession along with other industries perceived as most impacted, as per the Resilience package, but all other vendors, organisers, production and technical companies have been overlooked.  While many businesses are suffering at this time, our industry is hardest hit, most companies face revenues reduced by more than 90%. In view of this impact, we appeal for our industry to receive up to same 75% manpower concessions as Tourism, Aviation and Hospitality, as outlined in the Resilience Package. The show can’t go on. Please help us keep the lights on. #SaveEventsSG   

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