4th edition of the Singapore MICE Challenge 2018

23 Nov 2018

A group of Year 3 from the Diploma in Integrated Events & Project Management (DEPM) and Diploma in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics (DVEMG) students emerged as the winning team at the 4th edition of the Singapore MICE Challenge 2018, a nationwide challenge which engaged competing teams on their knowledge and understanding of the MICE industry to create a successful business event!

Team Ora – comprising of Ting Wai Yin, Michelle Wong Wen Yue, Ong Yu Qi from DEPM and Tan ZiYi from DVEMG, and facilitated by Fan Ay Deng, Lecturer for DEPM – impressed the panel of international judges with their proposal for an Robotic – Entrepreneurship conference-exhibition event.

Working with assigned mentor from the industry, the students worked behind-the-scenes for three months and applied what they learnt in the classroom by conceptualising and presenting a Festivalisation-themed MICE event to a panel of local and international judges.

Our students will be invited for a fully sponsored trip to attend the Convening Leaders 2019 Conference next January in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to interact with more than 4,000 industry leaders from the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).  Congratulations!

“I have learnt how to think from a creative and practical perspective which helped me increase my knowledge on the mechanics of the event industry. It has helped me grow as a person through resilience, teamwork and managing my time effectively.  This competition has also allowed me to put what I have learnt in class into a real life event planning application and hopefully helped to come out with an idea that Singapore can put into action for the progress of the country and the world. Overall, I am very thankful to both Singapore polytechnic and SACEOS for allowing me a chance to participate in this competition.”  - Ting Wai Yin (DEPM Year 3)

“Looking back at it, the MICE Challenge was one of the best learning experiences I had in SP. Trying to plan an event from scratch taught me how to look deeper into what the industry needed, combined with what was feasible and fundable by the government. The design thinking process behind all this has been instrumental for all my assignments and even internship post competition!” – Ong Yu Qi (DEPM Year 3)

“I may not know much about the events industry, but through SMC, I’ve definitely learnt a thing or two from my ABE teammates and lecturer. It was quite an exposure to a different line of work but it was such a pleasure working with the ABE students! SMC also helped me gained more experience in my own field — like how to apply my design skills to the real world. There are challenges along the way but it will definitely help me on the path to being a real artist.” – Tan Ziyi (DVEMG Year 2) 

dEpmP1_550pTeam Ora’s presentation to the judges
dEpmP2_550pOng Yu Qi of Team Ora answering the judge’s questions during the Q & A Session of their presentation
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Winner of Singapore MICE Challenge 2018! : Team Ora! Victory photo with Team Ora’s contest mentor, Mr. Adrian Sng of SingEx
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