2017 Social Events

Golf tournament

Sunday 7 May
07:15  
Raffles Country Club

TFWA’s golfers will do battle amid the lush fairways, deep bunkers and slick greens on one of Singapore’s foremost courses. With prizes at stake for feats like the longest drive and nearest the water, participants will have plenty to play for.

In partnership with 

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Tai chi

Sunday 7 May 
08:00
SkyPark, Level 57 of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Tai chi provides some gentle, low-impact exercise ideal for tired delegates still numb from their flights. Despite its martial-art origins, the activity can reduce stress and promote a sense of wellbeing. With a spectacular venue on the MBS roof and two tai chi masters to instruct, there’s no smoother way to ease into the week ahead.

To register for the Tai chi, please write an email to:
Ms Julia Duverney
E: j.duverney(at)tfwa.com

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Welcome Cocktail

Sunday 7 May
19:30  
Raffles Hotel

Marking the formal start of Asia Pacific’s duty free and travel retail summit, this is a relaxed yet stylish evening for catching up with colleagues over champagne, cocktails and a generous buffet. The setting, Singapore’s legendary colonial-era hotel, sets the seal on a memorable night.

Dress code: Smart Casual – Entrance by invitation only (part of the Full Delegate Status).

A shuttle service will be available from all major hotels.

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TFWA Asia Pacific Bar

Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 May
18.00-19.30 (except Monday, open from 17.00)
Level 4, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center 

Right at the heart of the Exhibition within the MBS complex, TFWA’s Asia Pacific Bar is the ideal spot for early-evening drinks. Unwind on the superb terrace and take in the views of Marina Bay.

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Chill-Out Party

Tuesday 9 May
19.30
Mandarin Oriental Hotel

The perfect antidote to a hectic opening two days, this year’s Chill-Out Party takes to the roof of the Mandarin Oriental with its 25 metre pool. The entertainment will feature a magical theme, while drinks, massages and music will likewise be conjured up.

Dress code: Casual – Entrance by invitation only (part of the Full Delegate Status).

A shuttle service will be available from all major hotels.

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Kindly sponsored by 

Singapore Swing Party

Wednesday 10 May
20.00  
Universal Studios, Sentosa Island

By popular demand, the 2017 Singapore Swing Party returns to Universal Studios for a high-energy dose of thrills and spills. Four rides will be available for the exclusive use of guests together with live music, entertainment and a delicious array of dining options. A night not to be missed.

Dress code: Casual (comfortable shoes advised)
Entrance by invitation only (part of the Full Delegate Status).
A shuttle service will be available from all major hotels.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS & VISITORS

1/ Beware of fraudulent accommodation providers
It has come to our attention that unknown third parties are calling exhibitors and visitors, supposedly on behalf of TFWA, to enquire about hotel rates or to acquire information about hotel bookings.
Please be aware that TFWA is making no such approaches to exhibitors and visitors on this issue and we strongly recommend that you exercise extreme caution should you be contacted in this way.
 
Who are they?
Show participants have reported falling victim to fraudulent accommodation providers using names such as
Corporate Booking Services - CBS International, Global Housing Services, Corp., Gold Exhibitions, EU Convention Bureau stareventz.net, Concierge Plus Group, Global Living Group, The Ultimate Living Group, Riviera Network, Business travel International, Expo Travel Group, Splendor Global, Universal Shows, Universal Events, Premier Destinations, Euro-Events, Biz Trade Shows, Go Fair Ltd, World Expo Plus, Expo Pros, Euro Concierge Net, Capital Exhibitions, Originata Events or Euro Events Expo (this is not an exhaustive list).
 
How can you avoid these frauds?
Before making any commitment with an unknown accommodation provider, we recommend that you:
- Check thoroughly all documentation from the provider. In France, all property rental and travel agencies must be licensed and hold a bank guarantee and civil liability insurance. These details must appear on all company documentation including the website. 
- Be wary of our logos on accommodation providers’ websites. The TFWA name and event titles are sometimes used unlawfully.
- Book through our exclusive hotel booking platform where you can benefit from special hotel rates.
 
How do the frauds work?
- A fraudulent venture repeatedly emails our show participants with accommodation offers for the event.
- Their website and/or emails feature our show name and logos, creating an impression of authenticity.
- They promote attractive deals with local accommodation providers.
- Once payment has been received, the ‘company’ generally disappears and can no longer be contacted.
Please also note that bookings made through the official hotel reservation platform are absolutely secure.
 
2/ Beware of the fraudulent listing services "Expo guide" and "International Fairs Directory"
We would also like to warn exhibitors, should they be contacted by companies named "Expo Guide" or "International Fairs Directory", that they are online listing services and are in no way affiliated with TFWA or its official exhibition guide. The use of our association name and show name by these companies has been made without our authorization. We therefore urge exhibitors to be cautious and encourage them to contact us when receiving these types of solicitations from unfamiliar sources.
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