21 to 24 July 2016

Message from the Organizing Chairman

Abe Matsudo
Executive Chairman - Asian Sports Group Limited
Organizing Chairman – CEO ASIA Sports Tourism SUMMIT 2016

Dear Industry Partners, Associates & Friends,

I am delighted and honored to have this opportunity to work with many of the Industry leaders on this CEO ASIA SPORTS TOURISM SUMMIT 2016 in Bintan Island Indonesia.

The CEO ASIA SPORTS TOURISM SUMMIT 2016 is an ascendancy of multiple Tourism Ministries and Asian Authority of Tourism Development. The intentions of the CEO ASIA SPORTS TOURISM SUMMIT 2016 are to gather Asian Sports & Tourism Industry players and leaders to meet and explore opportunities ahead of them on this unexploited market segments of Asian region.

The Sports Tourism businesses in Europe, New Zealand and Australia have increased market profitability of more than USD300billion over past decade, nevertheless for Asia being the prevalent Tourism sector of the world, merely grossed some USD1.5billion revenue in past 5 years – namely from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. Evidently, selective sports like Golf and Sea Sports is the biggest contributor to the growth of Sports Tourism in Asia. Note to say, the revenue generated are far below than what is expected from the by the Sports Tourism sectors/promoters of Asia.

Several Tourism Ministries and Agencies agreed to tap and promote the potential of Sports Tourism destinations of Asia by meeting up with the Industry players to move ahead with the demand and strategize the marketing plan.

Several Sports Tourism products being identified namely Marathon, Sea-sports, Cycling, Car Racing, Motor Racing, Cross Country Events, Kite Flying, Futsal, Football and many more events will be promoted as activities to the Asian Sports Tourism attractions. And these efforts can be achieved with full participation of the promoters of the Sports Tourism Industry within regionally.

At the CEO ASIA SPORTS TOURISM SUMMIT 2016, delegates will also have the prospect to understand the organizations of Sports Tourism, the target audience and how can it take part on the market share of the businesses.

Adding more value to the CEO ASIA SPORTS TOURISM SUMMIT 2016, we will also honor some outstanding business operators of Sports Tourism products in Asia.

In our review and voting contests conducted jointly with several online partners like Trip Advisors, and several other supporters to our campaign, we have reached to some 1700 beach and resorts looking at their best performance in 2015. And at the Summit, we will have the winners on stage.

Lastly, it is my great pleasure to invite you to Bintan Island Indonesia and experience not only the Summit excitements but also the personal touch of Bintan Lagoon Resort headed by passionate and fun loving individuals of the facility.

Lastly, I am grateful and looking forward to see all of you at CEO ASIA SPORTS TOURISM SUMMIT 2016 from 21th-24th July 2016.

Thank you

Abe Matsudo
Organizing Chairman

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Organizing Committee


Singapore / Malaysia / Thailand / Indonesia / India / Vietnam / Myanmar / Cambodia / Brunei / Sri Lanka / Mauritius / Australia / New Zealand / Philippines / Japan / Korea / Taiwan / Hong Kong / China / Mongolia / Kazakhstan / Turkey / Bahrain / Kuwait / United Arab Emirates / Qatar / Pakistan / Nepal / Jordan / Turkmenistan & Bhutan.

Event Promoter
Asian Sports Group Pte Ltd, Singapore

Organizing Chairman
Abe Matsudo (
Executive Chairman – Asian Sports Group Ltd

Vice Chairman
Sankuny P Kunjan – (
Chief Executive Officer – Asian Sports Group Ltd

Executive Committees
Research Panel Volunteers
  1. SMI Students TOURISM & TRAVEL Faculty, Singapore
  2. Republic Polytechnic Singapore – Tourism Studies Team
  3. MARA Institute of Hospitality & Tourism Studies – Malaysia
  4. Trisakti University Indonesia – Tourism Management (FINAL YEAR BATCH)
  5. University of Newcastle Australia – Travel & Hospitality Faculty
  6. University Technology of Malaysia (UTM) Skudai – Tourism Management Team

Panel of Judges
  1. Mr Tan Beng Chong – SMI Tourism Study Faculty.
  2. Mr Joseph Pereira – PATA Asia Pacific
  3. Ms Liza Alip – MATTA Malaysia
  4. Ms Julie Murdoch – Asian Tourism Council
  5. Mr Bakti Wibowo – Trisakti Universtiy Indonesia – Tourism Faculty.
  6. Ms Barbara Townsend – University of Tourism Research Faculty, Australia
  7. Ms Astrid Jusran – Travel Writer TLC Magazine
  8. Mr Robert James – Travel Photographer – National Geographic
  9. Mr Saboda Fitpatrick – Senior Correspondence – Asian Travel Magazine
  10. Ms Samantha Darren – Senior Editor, Lifestyle Magazine Asia.

Panel Speakers at Summit Dialogue Session
(subject to changes)
  1. Asian Sports Tourism – A Wake Call
  2. Mr Abe Matsudo – Executive Chairman Asian Sports Group Singapore.
  3. Sports Tourism Businesses – Marketing and Branding
  4. Mr Moe Ibrahim – President, Bintan Lagoon Golf Resort
  5. Ms Suri Lalit – India’s is the Destination
  6. Ms Liza Alip – Sport Tourism
  7. Mr Lan Nguyen – Indo-China Sports Tourism Potentials
  8. Mr Ian Baker – Motor Racing & Tourism
  9. Mr Alan Glen – Marathon & Sports Tourism in Asia
  10. Mr Martin Schuberg – European Tourism Council

  • Destination Marketing
  • Destination Branding
  • Capitalizing your product
  • Social Media
  • Cross Sales Activities
  • Package Planning
  • Data Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Turn Key Solutions
  • Market Segmentation

  • Golf
  • Sea Sports
  • Marathon
  • Scuba Diving
  • Cycling
  • Island Vacations
  • Motor Racing
  • Fishing & Boating
  • Jungle Trekking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Boating and River Rafting
  • Running
  • Cross Country
  • Sports Vacations
  • Off Road Racing
  • Kite Flying
  • Bird Watching

Tourism Ministries.
  1. Thailand Tourism Authority
  2. Malaysian Tourism Board
  3. India Tourism Board
  4. Nepal Tourism
  5. Enjoy Jakarta Tourism
  6. Australian Tourism
  7. New Zealand Tourism
  8. Mongolian Tourism Ministry
  9. Ministry of Tourism Vietnam
  10. European Tourism Office

Note: Speakers and Subjects may vary suiting our speaker’s availability or last minute changes due to limitation of time.

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What is Sports Tourism?

Sports Tourism is defined as a specific travel outside of the usual environment for either passive or active involvement in competitive sports where sports is the prime motivational reason for travel and the touristic or leisure element may act to reinforce the overall experience. Another definition worth noting explains sport tourism as a combination of sports activities and travel. From a sport  marketing and sport management perspective, it consists of two broad categories of products:

a) sports participation travel (travel for the purpose of participating in a sports, recreation, leisure or fitness activity); and

b) sports spectatorial travel (travel for the purpose of spectating sports, recreation, leisure or fitness activities or events).

With its remarkable growth, the World Tourism Organization (WTO) recognizes that sports tourism is now an emerging market. Indeed, over the past twenty years, the interest in  sports especially elite sporting events has grown at a phenomenal rate. Sports tourism events at the international, national and regional levels have a double barreled effect the direct effect of the attendance of the competitors and/or spectators and accompanying persons, and the indirect effect of the marketing of the destination which lead to the subsequent tourism flows. This indirect effect can be very large most of the tourism benefits of big sporting events are expected to be of this nature.

United Nations Secretary General Ba Ki-Moon, announced last November 11, 2010 that the UN General Assembly has proclaimed 2010 to be the  “International Year for Sport and Physical Education” and encouraged all Member States  to cultivate the International Year to show the value of sports for peace and development. According to Secretary General Ki-Moon, providing access to physical education may cultivate them in learning the ideas of teamwork and tolerance through experiencing real exhilaration. Objectives of the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations have given focus on achieving sports that would help work and build peace.

SPORTS TOURISM – United Nation & Youth Olympic Games

This UN Proclamation must have inspired Singapore ’hosting of the Youth Olymic Games 2015, serving as catalyst to the various activities that were undertaken to insure successful participation among Asia’s  athletes and support by our people.

Sports tourism: A Fast Growing Niche in the Tourism Market today, tourism is the world’s number one industry while sports is regarded as the number one industry in the leisure sector. Sports is an integral part of all culture, and while often viewed as a separate activity, it is inextricably linked to tourism. Sports can now be viewed as an attraction within the broader tourism industry. Sports Tourism is emerging as a key component of tourism supply. Major tourism destinations are developing tourism product concepts revolving around pleasure sports.

These concepts enable destinations to stand out amongst their competitors and increasing their competitive edge in the international arena, attracting consumers who are keen on getting in touch with nature, and interacting with the community to enjoy more healthy and interactive holidays.

Leap for the multi billion dollar business in sports tourism Sports Tourism is a multi billion dollar business, one of the fastest growing areas of the $4.5 trillion global travel and tourism industry. It has become a vast international business attracting media coverage, investment, political interest, traveling participants and spectators.

By 2011, travel and tourism grew more than 10 percent of the global domestic product. The economies of cities, regions and even countries around the world are increasingly reliant on the visiting golfer and skier or the traveling football, rugby or cricket supporter. In some countries, sports can account for as much as 25 percent of all tourism receipts. Thus, Sports Tourism has started to earn its reputation to be a multimillion dollar business. Trends in tourism over the last decade have shown that sports tourism is emerging as a very significant segment of the global tourist market. While tourism industry in Asia continues to grow, a significant expansion in the worldwide sports and recreation industry has also been felt. These industries come together in the sports tourism sector and with the emergence of niche markets as a major factor in tourism development, the potential for growth in the sector is considerable.

SPORTS TOURISM – World Tourism Organization.

A unison of vision of two world organizations, WTO and IOC no less than the World Tourism Organization (WTO) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognize sports and tourism as living forces for mutual understanding, culture and development of society through a cooperation agreement forged in 2001. Through this, it jointly asserts both industries as interrelated and complementary and powerful forces for development, stimulating investment, sustainable economic growth, and further creation of employment and generation of revenues. The worldwide phenomenon in sports tourism to-date, sports and active recreation have become very large and successful industries worldwide.  A 1994 European Commission Report of the European Community and Sport estimated that sports industry is responsible for 4.5 percent of world trade.

Over the last 10 years, the global sports industry has seen rapid changes and innovations fuelled by a range of driving factors such as the increase in leisure time and spending, the appetite for spectacle and participation, new distribution methods and the deregulation of the broadcast industry. This resulted to travel worldwide mainly for sports purposes.  Sports tourism is now a multi billion dollar business - one of the fastest growing areas of the $4.5 trillion global travel and tourism industry.


By 2020, travel and tourism is expected to be more than eighteen (18) percent of the global domestic product. The economies of cities, regions and even countries around the world are increasingly reliant on the visiting golfer and skier or the traveling football, rugby or cricket supporter. In some countries, sport can account for as much as 25 percent of all tourism receipts. An analysis by The Bureau of Tourism Research recently published in Sports Tourism: an Australian Perspective states that 12 percent of day trips and 8 per cent of overnight trips taken by Australians in Australia, were taken with sport as the primary motivation. This corresponds to expenditure of $1847 million by domestic sports tourists, of which $461 million was spent on day trips and the remaining $1386 million on overnight trips.

In a separate study in Australia, sports tourism sector accounts for about 55% of the total tourism market. Across both international and domestic tourism, sports tourism in Australia account for annual expenditure of about $3.6 billion per annum.

In 2008, 37% of Canada’s 73.7 million domestic trips were for sports tourism purposes. In Canada, sport tourists are defined as individuals who traveled and in doing so participated in or attended a sports event during the reference period. Sport tourists account for between 2.5 and 5 million individuals from June to September, July and August being the most popular months for sport tourist activities (15% and 18%). (Statistics Canada -1998 Canadian Travel Survey)  (Note that this does not mean that 37% of tourism activity was sports tourism – rather which 37% of travelers traveled at least once for sports purposes).


While sport tourism in South Africa is yet to be established, sports tourism (spectator and participant) makes up four percent (4%) of its domestic tourism market. This appeared following the launching of South Africa Sports Tourism (SAST) by the Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, and the Ministry of Sport and Recreation in October 1997, (Swart, 1998; Standeven & DeKnop, 1999) after it specifically identified sports tourism as an avenue for the development and promotion of tourism in its study.

SPORTS TOURISM – America & Canada.

In the case of the United States of America, the Travel Industry Association of America found that in the past five years, 38 percent of US adults attended an organized event, competition or tournament as aspectator or participant, while on a trip of 50 miles or more.The British Tourist Authority and English Tourism Board claim as many as 20 percent of tourist trips are for the prime purpose of sports participation, while up to 50 percent of holidays include incidental sports participation. This level of activity is broadly consistent with Canadian data, with the 1998 Canadian Travel Survey finding that 37% of domestic trips that year were for sports- related purposes.


Based on the 2005 Annual Survey of Asian Business Industry (ASPBI), sporting and other recreational establishments generated the highest revenue amounting to USD44.7 billion or 45.4 % of the total revenue.

The challenge to go the distance in Asian Sports Tourism is on ...No less than Hong Kong - based “Action Asia” declares the Asian Tourism as having all the ingredients to become one of the world’s great adventure travel destinations. The Asian landscape is a natural haven for adventure activities and sports tourism. Its more than 25,000 islands boast and offer every imaginable way for adventure seekers. Yet, the continents is still an unknown quantity outside Asia. While the Asian nations has already started to realize that sports tourism is one ideal avenue to spur tourism growth in the continents/country, it has not yet done its homework of developing the said sector.

Name to mentioned about the Philippines, as an initial step to raise awareness on the opportunities sport tourism may bring to the country, the Asian Business Studies and Visitors Corporation (PCVC), supported by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and participated in by the country’s sports and travel trade suppliers organized in November 7- 30, 2003 the 1st Sports Tourism and Adventure Travel Show. Nevertheless, no concrete plan or follow - up has been done to sustain its development mainly due to lack of financial support.

The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT), which is the country’s lead agency tasked to develop the tourism industry in the Philippines, has neither the policy nor operational influence over the policies or programs of the sports industry being administered by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), much less the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), an autonomous entity that sanctions the country’s participation in international competitions.

Asia has played host to a number of international sporting events. Sadly, sports tourism opportunities, and especially the tourism benefits, are sometimes lost or not maximized in all these hosted events because the linkages between the sports and tourism sectors are not yet established. Sporting activities, especially events, have historically been organized by sporting organizations for purely sporting purposes. Maximizing the tourism potential of the events has often not been a major consideration for the organizers, representing a potential failure of the market.

SPORTS TOURISM – Ministry of Tourism Involvement

Further, many sporting organizations rely on volunteers, and may not have well developed business or organizational skills or experience. Both of these factors can lead to lost tourism opportunities. To overcome this, better linkages need to be established between the sporting and tourism groups at all levels – regional and national.Senator Richard Gordon, former tourism secretary, has seen the need to strengthen this sector. In his proposed bill, SB 1834, entitled “An Act Declaring and Implementing a National Policy for Tourism as the Primary Engine of Investment, Employment, Growth and National Development, And Providing Necessary Incentives Therefore,” the realignment of the Asian Sports Commission under the Asian Ministry of Tourism is proposed.

It underscores the importance of sports competition in promoting tourism. Like many niche tourism sectors, the sports tourism sector suffers from a lack of reliable data on which to base strategic decision - making. Even data, which might help measure the size of the sector, is not readily available. The Arrival/Departure Survey Card, a research tool used by the Department of Tourism in ascertaining arrivals and factors associated to tourism for its decision - making, does not still consider sports in its checklist. Thus far, the country has no existing data on the extent or magnitude of the sports tourism and the economic impact it brings. Some significant Tourism & Sports Commission has no data on the extent of the sports industry, how many it employs and how much it contributes to the economy.


Certainly, there are still a lot of issues and impediments which need to be addressed, namely: coordination of the sports tourism industry, education and training, regulatory issues (e.g. visas, customs) on the industry, infrastructure requirements of the industry, research and data collection requirements and evaluation of the economic benefits of sports tourism.

Each Asian Tourism Members, by all means, can do so much in terms of developing the said market. Concrete mechanisms are yet to be institutionalized to maximize the sports tourism market. While other countries have started and in the process of developing strategies for their respective sports tourism industry, the country is still at a standstill in one niche market where we have all the potentials to compete. After all, the tourism industry is more than just destinations but innovative marketing as well. Recognizes sports tourism as a catalyst for growth in the Asia.  On the other hand, sports have always been an integral part of the nation’s life and it is increasingly being recognized that sporting events and activities have the potential to be a major tourism draw card.

Notably for the Philippines, in October 2009, President Arroyo posed a challenge to the DOT and to both the sports and tourism sectors to continue maximizing efforts and resources of an archipelagic country like the Philippines to go the distance. A complete message sent to the DOT is read as follows: “In 2001, the world has finally opened access to previously restricted opportunities in sports and tourism when the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) hosted a major international conference in Barcelona, Spain to define the development issues and challenges faced by the fusion of sports and tourism.

This global breakthrough has inspired the Asian Department of Tourism to launch sports tourism in the Philippines in 2002. A 3 – week celebration through the 1st Sports and Adventure Travel Show held at the Intramuros Clamshell signaled the packaging and promotion of the Philippines as a one –stop – action -destination. Play Philippines!  From then on, the Department of Tourism initiated a number of programs and activities to cater to a strong tourist demand for sports experiences. Indeed, there are now a high number of travelers seeking active and passive involvement in sports.

The expanding demand to cater to this phenomenon is now a challenge that the Department of Tourism has to seriously consider. With the magnificent topography of Asian rich cultural archipelago, there is no reason “Play Asian!” will not go the distance on a global scale.”More tasks are yet to be done in Asian Sports Tourism development. As it is, however, there appears to be not enough

effort between the sports sector/industry and the tourism sector/industry that might lead to significant development and mergence of the sports tourism sector.

For all practical purposes, significant relationship between sports and tourism is yet to be established at either the policy or operational level.

Impact of Sports Tourism in Asian region. Both the tourism and sports industries have recognized sports tourism as a catalyst for economic and tourism growth. It can play a crucial role in:

1. Making known to people worldwide and nationwide that Asia have an array of magnificent islands with breathtaking landscapes and wonderful terrains that are very conducive to sports, adventure and recreational activities.

That, in Asia, they can:

ØLearn diverse kinds of sports

ØPlay and experience sports for recreation and leisure

ØHost high - level sports tournaments

ØOrganize friendly games

ØHold sports and adventure boot camps

ØConduct sports conference and other educational gatherings

ØAdvance sports professional and academic competencies

2. Persuading visitors to travel to a particular destination

3. Stimulating visitation at particular times of the year

4. Encouraging visitors to stay longer;

5. Facilitating repeat visitation;

6. Generating media coverage and promotional opportunities for a destination; and

7. Broadening perceptions of a destination.

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Bintan Lagoon Golf Resort – Indonesia

21-24 July 2016


Day 01 – 21st July 2016 (Thursday)

  • 9am onwards – Delegates arrival and registration at ASG Hospitality & Secretariat desk.
  • 2pm – Distribution of Delegate Passes and Summit Welcome kit.
  • 4pm – Red Carpet Welcome Cocktail Party (Formal)
  • 8pm – Welcome Dinner.
    • Welcome Speech by Enjoy Jakarta Tourism Board
    • Welcome Speech by Asian Sports Group Chairman
    • Welcome Speech by BLR President Moe Ibrahim
    • Cultural Dance Show – Balinese.
    • Cultural Dance Show – Thailand.
    • 11pm - End of Day One.

Day 02 – 22nd July 2016 (Friday)

  • 7.00am - Breakfast.
  • 8.30am – Opening Ceremony of INDONESIA TOURISM MINISTER
  • 10am - Golf Tourism - Asian Strength
  • 11am - Thailand Tourism Minister Speech
  • 11.30am - Malaysian Tourism Minister Speech
  • 1pm - Lunch
  • 5pm - End of Day 02 Summit.
  • 7pm - BBQ Dinner at the beach + Activities
  • 11pm - End of Day 02

Day 03 – 23rd July 2016 (Saturday)

  • 7.30am - Breakfast
  • 8.30am - Destination Presentation (GOLF)
  • 9.00am - Destination Presentation (Sea sports) & RESORTS BUSINESSES
  • 10.00am - Coffee Break
  • 10.30am - Adventure Tours – why not?
  • 11.00am - Vietnam Presentation - Adventure Tours
  • 11.30am - Malaysian Tourism - DESTINATION
  • 12.00pm - CASE STUDY : Where do we go wrong
  • 1.00pm - Lunch
  • 2pm - Soliciting of Event Sponsorship for Resorts
  • 3pm - Working with Corporate Clients
  • 3.30pm - Coffee Break
  • 6pm - End of Day 03 Summit
  • 7.30pm - Dinner & Awards Presentation
  • 10.30pm - Dance Party – Silk Pub.
  • 12am - End of Day 03

Day 04 – 24th July 2016 (Sunday)

  • 7.30am - Breakfast
  • 8.30pm - GOLFERS – Jack Nicklaus (Competition)
  • 8.30am - NON GOLFERS + SPOUSE – Island Visit.
  • 1pm - Lunch & Golf Prize Giving Ceremony
  • 4pm - Check Out from Resort
  • 5pm - Departure back to Singapore

Important Notes:-

  1. Please indicate if you require Visa to Indonesia.
  2. VISA for most nationals are upon arrival, however we will pre-apply for you prior to your arrival.
  3. Please ensure all delegate arrive bintan Island on the 21st July 2016 before 12pm.
  4. Scheduled Ferry departure from Singapore Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal departure time is at 9.30am.
  5. For late arrival, please inform us by email :
  6. Closing date for the Summit is 25th June 2016. We have very limited slots of 350 delegates only. Therefore, we can accept reservation on first come first serve only.
  7. Please inform us in advance for late arrivals the Summit Venue.
  8. Award Recipient, please ensure you arrival is carefully planned to avoid any cancellation. Should you wish to change the representative, please write to us in advance.
  9. Children are not allowed into the Summit Ballroom. While attending the Dinner, they must be closely monitored by parents. Please seek our event crew assistance for Child Care services are required.
  10. AIRPORT PICK UP & Meeting Services is available. Please provide us your arrival details at Changi International Airport.

For any urgent inquiry, please email to (Ms Prescilla D Souza)

Thank you.

Important Note: The itinerary above is subject to changes at the discretion of the organizer. For latest update, please refer to hospitality desk at the summit venue.

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a. Golfers (Delegate):
SGD1550.00 per person
(before 15th May 2016)
SGD1850.00 per person (after 15th May 2016)

  • 03 Nights Luxury Suite Stay with daily breakfast – Single Occupancy.
  • 01 rounds of golf competition (for golfers)
  • Twin Sharing Buggy with Caddie
  • 02 Executive Lunches
  • 02 Dinners – Seaside/BBQ/ Award Gala Dinner
  • 01 Red Carpet Cocktail Party
  • Summit Welcome Kit.
  • Award Ceremony & Gala Dinner
  • Summit Speakers Session
  • Sports Tourism Dialogue Session.
  • Ferry Terminal – Resort Transportation.
  • Return Ferry Transfers – SIN-BINTAN-SIN
  • Coffee/Tea breaks during Summit Session
  • Fast Track Immigration Access

b. Non-Golfers (Delegate):
SGD1450.00 inclusive of:-

  • 03 Nights Luxury Suite Stay with daily breakfast – Single Occupancy.
  • 02 Executive Lunches
  • 02 Dinners – Seaside/BBQ/ Award Gala Dinner
  • 01 Red Carpet Cocktail Party
  • Summit Welcome Kit.
  • Award Ceremony & Gala Dinner
  • Summit Speakers Session
  • Sports Tourism Dialogue Session.
  • Ferry Terminal – Resort Transportation
  • Return Ferry Transfers – SIN-BINTAN-SIN
  • Coffee/Tea breaks during Summit Session
  • Fast Track Immigration Access

c. Accompanying Spouse/Partner (Non- Delegate)

  • 03 Nights Luxury Suite Stay with daily breakfast – Twin Sharing Occupancy with Spouse/Partner.
  • 02 Executive Lunches
  • 02 Seaside Banquet Dinners
  • 01 Red Carpet Cocktail Party
  • Award Ceremony & Gala Dinner
  • Ferry Terminal – Resort Transportation
  • Return Ferry Transfers – SIN-BINTAN-SIN


OFFICIAL HOTEL: Bintan Lagoon Resort, Riau Indonesia.

SUMMIT VENUE: Bintan Lagoon Resort Ballroom.

Official Event Concierge: Global One Concierge Singapore

Terms & Conditions: -

  1. Please fill-in our online registration forms hereby provided and return to registration form before 15th March 2016.
  2. Above fees does not inclusive of Return Air Ticket and VISA application as required by Indonesian Government.
  3. Seats are limited and will be available based on first come first serve only.
  4. Award Winners must attend the summit prior to Award presentation. Company may nominate any representative from the Organization.
  5. Room booking, Ferry and Land transfers will be coordinated by Global One Concierge Singapore. Delegates not required to book directly with the Resort.
  6. Meals Provided: Halal – both Veg and Non Veg food(Continental/Asian/ Indonesian & Sea Food). Please inform the Hospitality Desk if you require any specific food items.
  7. For non-online credit card payment, please request for INVOICE form our accounts department prior to making your payment via bank transfer.
  8. Please do not transfer payment without an INVOICE sent to you.
  9. Official receipt will be mailed within 24 hours after is received.

Important Contacts details: -

  1. For Arrival and Departure Coordination: +65 9128 7421 (Sarah)
  2. For Delegate Registration and Inquiry: +65 9166 3959 (Gerald)
  3. For Invoice Inquiry: (Selina Tan)
  4. For Event Update: (Prescilla D Souza)

Event Website:

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Bintan Lagoon Resort


Bintan lsland is the largest of 3,200 islands in the Riau Archipelago and the third largest of 27 provinces. Located at the crossroads of one of the world’s oldest and busiest maritime trading routes, Bintan has provided a safe haven to traders and sailors from Europe, and for over a century. It was on the island of Bintan that the Sultan of Malacca found refuge from Portuguese attack in the 16th century, mapping tales of legendary importance when Bintan grew as the centre of the powerful Johor Riau Sultanate.

Penyengat, on the northern tip of Bintan Island, became home to the Maya-Bugis nobility during the 18th century. Remnants of this glorious royal past are still evident in Penyengat’s Royal Mosque believed to be built on egg whites, Town Hall, the old Dutch fort, mausoleums and palace ruins.

Set foot on the northern shores of Bintan Island, and you'll be greeted by a totally different scene and mood. Bintan Resorts, a 23,000 hectare development, offers just the right setting to rest and relax.

The south of Bintan Island is also home to quaint fishing towns with an easy-going and relaxed kampong (local village) atmosphere. Numerous kelongs (fishing houses built on stilts above sea) flourish on southern Bintan, with some serving up delicious seafood for tourists.


Accessible via direct high-speed ferry service from Singapore's Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT) to Bintan Lagoon Resort Ferry Terminal. From Changi International Airport to TMFT, the drive is about 10 minutes. From the Singapore Cruise Centre, it is a 25-minute drive to TMFT. The direct ferry service takes 75 minutes. Check-in time: 1 hour before departure. Each passenger has up to 20kg baggage allowance.


Duty–free concessions for visitors entering Indonesia include a maximum of two litres of alcoholic beverages, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100gm tobacco and a reasonable amount of perfume. Photographic equipment, typewriters, recorders and computers must be declared at customs upon entry. Television and radio sets, drugs, arms and ammunition, printed matter in Chinese characters, Chinese medicines, transreceivers (without advance approval), all uncensored movie films and video cassettes, fresh fruits, plants and animals without quarantine permits are prohibited.

The Indonesian Government has imposed a Visa on Arrival Policy

Countries Eligible For Visa- Free Entry: 

Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebenon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macau SAR, Maladewa, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Philippines, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam


The 470 spacious deluxe rooms, suites and villas at Bintan Lagoon Resort offer contemporary tropical elegance enhanced by distinctive Asian décor. Each well-appointed room features a furnished balcony, in-room amentities and modern convenience.

The 470 spacious deluxe rooms, suites and villas at Bintan Lagoon Resort offer contemporary tropical elegance enhanced by distinctive Asian décor. Each well-appointed room features a furnished balcony, in-room amentities and modern convenience.

All 470 rooms, suites and villa accommodation within the resort offer the following in-room amenities:

  • King or King Single (twin) Bedding Configuration
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Cable Television with Multilingual Channels
  • DD / ISD telephone
  • Personal safe
  • In room Fridge
  • High Speed Internet Access (charges may apply)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Shower Over bath
  • Coffee & Tea Making Facilities
  • Bathrobes & Souvenir Slippers
  • Complimentary Mineral Water
  • Furnished Private Balcony


Bintan Lagoon Resort is world-renowned for its two, exceptionally designed championship 18-hole golf courses. The Jack Nicklaus Sea View Golf course and the Ian Baker-Finch Woodlands Golf course both offer spectacular signature holes, fast greens, undulating fairways and scenic water hazards. For golfers wishing to improve their swing or course management skills, the team of golf professionals at our Bintan golf course are available for coaching and golf school all year-round.

The pristine courses are set amongst lush landscapes and breathtaking backdrops. Services and facilities for the players include the following:

  • Golf Pro Shop
  • Golf Club & Shoe Rental
  • Golf Carts & Caddies
  • 31 bay Under Cover Driving Range
  • Practice Putting Green
  • Halfway House
  • Superbly Appointed Clubhouse
  • Locker Room
  • Massage Service
  • Haskell’s Café – Snacks

SEAVIEW COURSE – Jack Nicklaus Design

Designed by the masterful “Golden Bear”, the course offers majestic sculptured bunkers, a strategic use of the natural landscape and some unique water hazards. The Par 72 Jack Nicklaus Sea View Course measures 6443 meters with five different tee locations to suit golfers of all abilities

Red Tees     4,592 meters
White Tees  5,317 meters
Blue Tees    5,808 meters
Gold Tees    6,155 meters
Black Tees  6,443 meters

Designed to be enjoyed by players of all standards, the premier highlights of this sea view course are:

12th Hole - A par 3, with a stunning backdrop of the South China Sea. Due to the high winds at certain times, club selection can be increased by at least four clubs, especially from the championship tees.

13th Hole - This par 4 has a unique feature of a split green, as one of the streams on the course runs through the middle. This makes it the most difficult and tricky hole on this course.

18th Hole - A tough hole characterized by large bunkers and rolling mounds.

WOODLANDS COURSE – Ian Baker-Finch Design

Designed with the front nine holes snaking out from the resort and the back nine to the clubhouse, the Woodlands course has been laid over dramatically changing terrain. The main feature of this course is the large undulation of the natural landscape. The overall concept for the Ian Baker-Finch course was to work closely with the natural site.

Many of the greens are surrounded by steep slopes and mounds to create an amphitheater effect. It will entice, challenge and reward the seasoned player, while the less experienced will find it flexible enough to suit their ability. The par 72 Ian Baker-Finch Woodlands course measures 6211 meters, with five different tee locations to suit golfers of all abilities.

Red Tees     4,406 meters
White Tees  5,168 meters
Blue Tees    5,567 meters
Gold Tees    5,976 meters
Black Tees  6,211 meters

Course highlights include:
8th Hole - The elevated tee at the 526-meter par 5, is a favorite with many. Stretching downhill into the distance before rising to the green, it demands absolute precision from golfers who must negotiate their shots past bunkers, a lake and a solitary tall tree.
13th Hole - On the elevated tee, take in the enticing vista of seaside villas and ocean. This hole is affectionately known as “beauty and the beast”.


Using the philosophy of balancing body, mind and spirit, the spa at Bintan Lagoon Resort uses sophisticated traditional methods in conjunction with organic ingredients in an atmosphere of tranquillity and peace. Treatments are available for individuals in private rooms or in romantic suites that are designed for couples.

Indulge, relax and rejuvenate in the tranquil haven of our Bintan Day Spa near Singapore. The diverse menu of spa services utilizes organic ingredients in conjunction with sophisticated modern techniques and traditional therapies. Revive tired muscles with massage, invigorate skin with herbal and traditional scrubs or pamper yourself with facial, hand and foot therapies.


Bintan Lagoon Resort Spa offers a wide range of packages combining a variety of treatments from scrubs, to facials, body wraps, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and massages. Treatment times for packages ranges from 1 hour to 4 hours.


Explore Bintan Lagoon Resort's long, white Pasir Panjang Beach, make a splash with more than 30 water sports like kayaking, jet skiing, banana boat, flying fish and snorkelling or enjoy over 20 activities such as tennis, soccer, volleyball, archery, darts, table tennis and golf. Bintan Lagoon Resort allows you to choose to do everything or nothing at all. Fun in the sun and the sea abounds at Bintan Lagoon Resort. We have an extensive range of activities both in and out of the water.


  • Banana Boat
  • Boat Cruise
  • Fishing Trips
  • Jet Ski and Jet Ski Cruise
  • Snorkeling Trip
  • Surfing / Body Boarding
  • Wake Boaring/Surfing
  • Water Skiing
  • Kayaking


  • Adventure Training Center
  • All-Terrain Vehicle
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Billards / Snooker
  • Board Games
  • Darts
  • Dune Buggy
  • Go-karting
  • Golf Driving Range
  • Kids Club with Playground
  • Guided Bike Tour
  • Gym and Fitness Center
  • Mahjong
  • Mini Golf
  • Remote Control Cars
  • Soccer
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • T-shirt Painting
  • Tandem Biking
  • Tennis
  • Walking / Jogging Track


  • Elephant Park
  • Fireflies Evening Tour
  • Fishing Tour
  • Heritage Tour
  • Mangrove Discovery Tour
  • Mountain Trekking
  • Shopping Tour


The Galleria@Bintan is the resort's retail area on the lobby level. Sporting a contemporary look infused with Indonesian lattice elements, it showcases chic resort apparel, funky gift ideas as well as ethnic souvenirs.

Ninebot is an energy saving private self balancing short walking robot.

Explore Bintan Lagoon Resort while effortlessly gliding on a Ninebot.
Guided Ninebot tours are now available to all guests.  

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Award Recipients 2016 (Beach, SPA, Sea Sports, Honeymoon Resorts & Hotels)