SINGAPORE — In his 20 years in the exhibition industry, Aloysius Arlando has held a variety of leadership roles and been a force in the development of Singapore’s meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition (MICE) sector. He is stepping down September 30 from his role leading the Venues division of Constellar Holdings, where he was responsible for the management of Singapore’s largest purpose-built MICE venue, Singapore EXPO & MAX Atria.
In a prepared statement, the company said the newly appointed Group CEO, Jean-François Quentin, will oversee all matters moving forward, including venue management. As far as events — Constellar has a portfolio of prestigious events in the health, food and beverage, technology and commerce industries — Quentin will be supported by Chua Wee Phong, Chief Executive (Markets) and the management team. The statement thanked Arlando for his contributions, saying: “He grew SingEx into a reputed player in both venue management and events business, building the events portfolio to more than 20 new-to-market events spanning industries including Industry 4.0, FinTech and Healthcare.”
Prior to the merger of SingEx and Sphere Exhibits in 2021, Arlando was Chief Executive Officer of SingEx. He served as President of AIPC from 2017 until June of 2021 and served as Vice Chairman of the Asia-Pacific chapter of UFI, the global association for the exhibition industry from 2014 to 2017. He is currently the President of the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS).
He also has led the industry in the Asia-Pacific region throughout the pandemic, helping to develop a guide for convention centers to transform into vaccination centers, and speaking out in support of the development of a quarantine-free travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong.
Arlando assured Trade Show Executive that he will return. “At this point in time, I’m not leaving the industry for good,” he said. “As the global industry undergoes a reset, personally I think it will be a good time to recharge and reimagine my next chapter of growth and contributions.”