TSEA Event 2019: Interview with Speakers & Organisers


After hugely successful runs of the Special Event USA and the Middle East Special Event Show, Informa plc is pleased to announce that the Special Event Asia 2019 (#TSEA19) will be launching its Asia edition from 18–19 November 2019 at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore.

“This festival is our first initiative with the vision of bringing together the entire events community across Singapore and the wider ASEAN region. Capitalising on the increasing convergence in MICE, Live Events, Special Events and the burgeoning e-sports / gaming event sector, #TSEA19 will be intertwined with experiential, interactive and immersive engagement for participants to take away valuable insights and memories.”

Sukumar Verma, Managing Director 

Sukumar Verma, Managing Director 

The Mission of TSEA 2019 is “Connect, Innovate, Inspire”.

Connect: New Partnerships and Collaboration Models

  • The Show Floor: A marketplace that brings together buyers, sellers, and collaborators to extend partnerships
  • Hosted Buyer Programme: An exclusive invitation-only programme to provide quality networking to senior buyers and decision makers  

Innovate: Ideation, Technology, Experiences

  • Tech Pavilion: A space for event tech startups to bring forth new product development in value creation
  • Info Comm Media Development Authority Singapore (IMDA) Design Thinking Workshop: Government-led initiative to create open innovation models for enhancing event experience.

Inspire: Story-telling, Knowledge Sharing, Recognition

  • Conference Hub: An eclectic selection of esteemed speakers from leading event firms across Asia will share knowledge and success stories.
  • Awards Gala: Twenty-two award categories for event professionals spotlight deserving people and celebrate their achievements.

“#TSEA19 will feature an event show floor, conference hub, tech pavilion, live performances and the awards gala, with a collective purpose of delivering our mission – Connect, Innovate, Inspire.

Win Min, Conference Director Win Min, Conference Director

This is a spin-off of a long-running event brand known throughout the Middle East and America. The event organisers are expecting over 1,500 event professionals to join this year’s festival from overseas.

The TSEA festival will showcase a conference hub, awards gala dinner, event tech startup pavilion, live acts stage, leadership lunches, and creative showcase zones, all of which create diverse opportunities for new partnerships and engagement amongst event professionals.

This time, we’re pleased to announce that our CEO and inspiration at and VP for Digital and Innovation, SACEOS—Veemal Gungadin—was chosen to judge at the Special Event Asia (TSEA) awards ceremony and to be a speaker at the main stage of the Conference HUB in the conference section of immersive technology. Veemal will present a speech covering the topic “The Merging of Physical & Digital Tech: Complete your Full User Journey”, which is a scope of interest for many experienced event-planning veterans as well as newcomers to the industry.

“The global meetings and events industry is growing across all regions of the world. #TSEA is a great industry event with an incredible experience. I am pretty much sure our professional community and the industry, in general, will benefit from having the 1st edition of #TSEA in Singapore. I am inspired to be a part of and drive the industry growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Thanks to organisers for the opportunity to share my insights as a speaker and for an invitation to be a judge at the Special Event Awards.”

Veemal Gungadin, VP for Digital and Innovation, SACEOS

Veemal Gungadin, VP for Digital and Innovation, SACEOS

What can you expect from the event? The answers include limitless networking opportunities; meetings with new potential customers, sponsors, or partners; having a great time communicating with industry leaders; and gaining priceless insights and experiences with like-minded people.

Amongst them, we will be glad to meet the partners and get useful insights from other festival speakers as well as other organisers.

Hurry up to join us at the event as you don’t want to miss the key event of the year. Registration is free!

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