Aloysius Arlando

President, SACEOS

Aloysius Arlando, President, SACEOS

Aloysius Arlando is the Chief Executive Officer of SingEx, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore investment company, Temasek Holdings, which focuses on the venue management and events development businesses. SingEx manages the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre, the largest purpose-built MICE venue in Singapore; and, through its event management arm, develops and manages leading trade and community engagement events relating to key industries of the future economy.

Since taking over the helm in 2010, Aloysius has built up a portfolio of MICE-related ventures, both regionally and globally, as well as developed its suite of business event solutions and venue management services to new standards. Singapore EXPO and MAX Atria was awarded Best International Venue 2016 by UK’s Exhibition News and Best Business Event Venue in 2018 and 2019 by the Singapore Tourism Board. While SingEx was also awarded Best Trade Conference Organiser in both years and Best Exhibition Organiser in 2019. Through her head office in Singapore and subsidiaries in Delhi, Guangzhou, and Jakarta, SingEx stages a portfolio of over 15 proprietary trade events in India, China, Indonesia, and Singapore.

Prior to SingEx, Aloysius spent 18 years in various leadership positions in Singapore’s public sector. While he was at the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Ministry of Trade & Industry, he advanced the development plans for Singapore’s tourism, business travel and MICE industries. He was a key member of a multi-agency committee responsible for Singapore’s Integrated Resorts projects, where he oversaw the MICE development aspects. He also served in the Ministry of Manpower where he spearheaded lifelong learning and workforce development efforts. In 2004, Aloysius received the Public Administration Award in recognition of his achievements.

Aloysius capped off his stint in the public sector as the Assistant Chief Executive of Business Travel and MICE in STB, where under his watch, Singapore emerged as the Top International Meetings City and Asia’s Top Country and City for Meetings by the Union of International Associations for the first time. He was also concurrently serving as the Executive Director of the organising committee for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Singapore 2009 high-level meetings.

Aloysius is now the President of SACEOS (Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers) and President of AIPC (International Association of Convention Centres), the first Asian to assume the association’s presidency.

In the current Covid-19situation, Aloysius is part of a public-private sector effort to manage Expo which has been repurposed into a Community Care Facility as part of Singapore’s total healthcare effort to battle the pandemic.