SSC Announces Spectrum Worldwide Events As Its Strategic Partner
SSC Announces Spectrum Worldwide Events As Its Strategic Partner For Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore
Singapore, 19 July 2013 - The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) has appointed event management and experiential marketing company Spectrum Worldwide Events (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. as the Event Organiser of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS). This follows SSC’s Request For Proposal (RFP) published in GeBIZ in March this year.
This appointment grants Spectrum the full responsibility of organising the nation’s marquee running event. Under the terms of appointment, Spectrum will be expected to deliver four (4) editions of the SCMS, from 2013 to 2016. Spectrum will manage all aspects of the event, including existing relationships with sponsors, opportunities for other commercial tie-ups to enhance the participant experience, marketing, operations and logistics. Spectrum will also be responsible for ensuring the event’s growth, in consultation with the SSC. SSC will continue to be the Event Owner and will maintain strategic oversight. SSC will provide a grant (based on SSC’s event funding framework) in the initial years to help defray the cost of loss-leading elements of the event. The grant will be based on agreed plans for each edition of the event.
“We are pleased to have appointed Spectrum Worldwide as the Event Organiser for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore for the next four editions. We assessed three proposals thoroughly and Spectrum’s comprehensive approach and long term ideas for SCMS have impressed us. Their proposals are much aligned with our Vision 2030 goal of reaching out to the community to live better through sports,” said Mr. Toh Boon Yi, SSC’s Chief of Strategic Development and Marketing Group and Vice-Chairman of the SCMS Organising Committee. “We have full confidence that Spectrum will have the capabilities to further build on and expand on the successes of previous editions, and will work closely with them to ensure that our participants are provided the best race experience possible.”
Spectrum has a comprehensive track record in managing mass participation sporting events in the region. They were involved with the organisation of past editions of the SCMS, and had demonstrated keen understanding of the complexities of organising an event of such scale.
This year’s SCMS is scheduled to take place on 1 December 2013. To date, 34,709 runners have registered for the event. For further details of the SCMS 2013, including race registration, please visit the Marathon’s official website at www.marathonsingapore.com and the Marathon’s Official Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/MarathonSG.
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About Singapore Sports Council
The Singapore Sports Council aims to transform the nation through sport, by inspiring people and uniting communities. As the national sports agency, we work with a vast network of public-private-and people sector partners to create access, opportunities and capabilities for individuals to live better through sports. As detailed in the Vision 2030 Live Better Through Sports recommendations, our mandate goes beyond driving participation and winning medals. At SSC, we use sport to create resilient, tenacious people, an appreciation for teamwork, a commitment to purpose, strong united communities and national pride.
About Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore
Standard Chartered in Singapore is part of an international banking group with an extensive network of over 1,700 branches and outlets in more than 70 countries in the Asia Pacific Region, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the United Kingdom and the Americas.
It is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity. The Bank’s heritage and values are expressed in its brand promise, ‘Here for good’.
Standard Chartered has a history of more than 150 years in Singapore, opening its first branch here in 1859 and in October 1999 was among the first international banks to receive a Qualifying Full Bank (QFB) licence, an endorsement of the Group’s long-standing commitment to its businesses in the country.
It serves both Consumer and Wholesale Banking customers. Consumer Banking provides credit cards, personal loans, mortgages, deposit taking and wealth management services to individuals and small to medium sized enterprises. Wholesale Banking provides corporate and institutional clients with services in trade finance, cash management, lending, securities services, foreign exchange, debt capital markets and corporate finance.
The Bank employs over 7,600 people in Singapore and has a network of 19 branches, 31 ATMs, and 7 Priority Banking centres. Standard Chartered is the only international bank to offer NETS service, giving its customers access to EFTPOS at over 17,000 outlets islandwide. The Bank’s global businesses - Consumer and Wholesale Banking - are managed out of Singapore, as is its global Technology & Operations function.