19th World Human Resource Congress 2024

#WHRC2024
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Important Dates:
Congress Dates14 - 16 May 2024

Programme 

The World Human Resource Congress 2024 will take place from 14 to 16 May 2024: 

  • 14 May, Tuesday: 9AM to 5:30PM 
  • 15 May, Wednesday: 8:45AM to 5:35PM 
  • 16 May, Thursday: 8:45AM to 5PM 

Registration Kiosk Opening Hours & Location 

The Registration Kiosks will be located at the Foyer on Level 5 of the Convention Centre. Your Speaker Liaison for WHRC2024 will be on standby here to greet you on the first day of the Congress. 

Opening hours are as follows: 

  • 14 May, Tuesday: 7AM to 5PM 
  • 15 May, Wednesday: 7AM to 5PM 
  • 16 May, Thursday: 7AM to 12PM 

Speaker Lounge & Presentation Uploading 

You are invited to enjoy the speaker lounge located on Level 5 of the Convention Centre. 

Laptops will be available in the speaker lounge for you to upload your presentations. To expedite the process, please ensure your presentation file is prepared in PPT format on a USB drive beforehand. 

To download the speaker PPT template, please click here.

Opening hours are as follows: 

  • 14 May, Tuesday: 10:30AM to 4:30PM 
  • 15 May, Wednesday: 8AM to 4:15PM 
  • 16 May, Thursday: 8AM to 3:15PM 

Point of Contact 
Your assigned Speaker Liaison will be in touch to welcome you to the Congress and assist you with the arrangements on-site. Please look out for a welcome message from them. 

You will be guided to the Speaker Lounge by your Speaker Liaison 30 to 45 minutes before your session starts. You will then be ushered to your respective session room to standby 10 to 15 minutes prior to your session. 

Audio Visual and Seating 

Seating in the Session Room will be Cresent Style, and all Session Rooms will be equipped with:  

  1. One podium and microphone
  2. Panel seating with microphone(s)
  3. LCD projector or LED screen
  4. PC Laptop computer with MS PowerPoint capabilities
  5. Slide advancer on podium
  6. Speaker comfort monitor
  7. Speaker timer

Wi-Fi 

Complimentary Wi-Fi will be provided on-site. 

Dress Code 

Business Casual attire is expected for all sessions at WHRC2024. 

Location 

The World Human Resource Congress 2024 will be held at the Sands Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. 

Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956  

Tel: +65 6688 3000 

Please note that you will need to have your event badge displayed at all times while on-site at WHRC2024. 

Transport & Parking 

By MRT: 

Sands Expo & Convention Centre is linked directly to Bayfront MRT station (CE1/DT16). 

By Taxi/Private Hire: 

The drop off location is MBS Sands Convention Centre, L1 Driveway. 

Grab is a highly popular ride-hailing service in Singapore, allowing users to book rides conveniently through the Grab mobile app. 

Parking Information 

The South Carpark is the nearest parking facility to the Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Cars may use the entrance along Bayfront Link. 

Complimentary Parking coupons are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You may reach out to us at whrc2024-program@icsevents.com to request for a parking coupon in advance or let us know on the Congress Day itself. 

Changi Airport 

A 20-minute car ride away from the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore Changi Airport serves as the main entry point for international travellers into the vibrant city of Singapore. With its strategic global connectivity and commitment to passenger comfort, Changi Airport is poised to welcome you with unparalleled hospitality and convenience. 

Arrival Meet & Greet 

An Airport transfer has been arranged for your convenience upon arrival at the Singapore Changi Airport. 

Upon clearing the immigration, kindly proceed to claim your baggage. Our dedicated Meet & Greet team will be stationed at the Arrival Floor Exit Door, easily identifiable by the WHRC2024 signage. They will assist you promptly to ensure a seamless transition to your selected accommodation. 

Should you not be able to locate the Meet & Greet team or face any difficulties in your arrival process, please do not hesitate to contact: Sheryl Eng at +65 6994 5461 ext. 241 

Please review the flight details that will be sent to you to ensure they are accurate. Should there be any discrepancies in the flight details, please reach out to us as soon as possible at whrc2024-program@icsevents.com with a copy of your e-ticket. 

Departure from Singapore 

If you are travelling with checked baggage, it is recommended to arrive at the airport 2.5 hours before your flight is scheduled to depart for check-in, security, and baggage drop-off. If you are travelling without checked baggage, it is recommended to arrive 1.5 hours before departure for check-in and security clearance. 

VISA 

Most visitors to Singapore do not require a visa for entry.

For the full list of countries requiring a visa for entry into Singapore, you may refer to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority website: https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-transit-depart/entering-singapore/visa_requirements 

Should you face any issues in your application for your visa, please contact us as soon as possible at whrc2024-program@icsevents.com. 

 

SG Arrival Card 

The SG Arrival Card (SGAC) streamlines the entry process for travellers visiting Singapore. Serving as an electronic alternative to traditional paper forms, the SGAC allows visitors to submit their arrival details online before reaching Singapore, ensuring a smoother immigration experience. Travelers provide essential information such as personal details, flight information, accommodation specifics, and the purpose of their visit. 

Once approved, the electronic travel authorisation is sent via email in PDF format. Travelers are required to carry a printed copy of the approved SG Arrival Card along with their passport when traveling. 

SGAC submission is free of charge. It is mandatory for ALL travellers to submit the SGAC up to 3 days (including the day of arrival) before arrival in Singapore. You may submit the SGAC here: https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard/ 

Arrival at the Hotel 

If you have previously been offered accommodation, we are pleased to inform you that you will be accommodated at the Carlton Hotel Singapore.  

Strategically located in the heart of City Hall along Bras Basah Road, Carlton Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and guests can enjoy meals at 2 in-house dining options. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. 

 

Hotel Address: 76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore, Singapore, 189558 

Hotel Contact: +65 6338 8333 

 

Check-in can be completed at the 24-hour front desk located on Level 1. A credit card may be requested for a deposit fee to cover any incidental expenses such as room service or minbar charges. 

  • Check-in time is at 3PM. Guests arriving before will be accommodated as rooms become available. 
  • Check-out time is at 11AM. Late check-out may be arranged based on availability. 

Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore’s tropical climate welcomes both leisure and business travellers year-round. The island republic’s excellent infrastructure enables visitors to enjoy its many sites and attractions in a safe, clean and green environment. The island state is a leader in environmental sustainability, with initiatives to conserve water, reduce waste, and promote green energy. 

Award winning Changi Airport provides airlinks to major cities around the world. The train and subway systems are clean, fast and efficient. In addition, its state-of-the-art cruise terminal has established Singapore as one of the premier cruising centres of Southeast Asia and an exciting port of call on any Asian cruise itinerary. 

Like most of Southeast Asia, Singapore is generally hot and humid. 

 

Time Zone:      UTC/GMT +8 hours  

Telephone Country Code:   (+65) 

 

Climate 

Singapore is situated near the equator and has a typically tropical climate, with abundant rainfall, high and uniform temperatures, and high humidity all year round. The daily temperature range has a minimum usually not falling below 23-25ºC during the night and maximum not rising above 31-33ºC during the day. 

 

Currency 

The official currency of Singapore is the Singapore dollar (SGD).   

Use the currency converter (https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/) to determine the estimated value of your own local currency based on daily exchange rates.  

 

Tipping 

Tipping in Singapore is not expected. Instead, a service charge will normally be added to your bill. The service charge will usually be declared on the menu if you’re in a cafe or restaurant, for example, and is paid directly to the company rather than to an individual member of staff. 

 

Electricity 

Singapore uses a three-pin plug socket. The voltage used in Singapore is 220 – 240 volts, A.C. 

 

Local SIM Cards 

The major telecommunications companies that provide prepaid SIM cards in Singapore are SIMBA, M1, Singtel, and StarHub. Each offers SIM cards ranging from $10 – $50 for voice + text with enough data (usually 5MB to 30MB) for casual email checking. 

Emergency Services 

Emergency Ambulance and Fire – 995 

Non-Emergency Ambulance – 1777 

Police Emergency – 999 

 

Congress Secretariat 

International Conference Services (ICS) 

Sheryl Eng 

whrc2024-program@icsevents.com 

+65 6994 5461 ext. 241 / +65 9620 2836 

JOIN US IN SINGAPORE

19th World Human Resource Congress 2024

People. Possibilities. Paradoxes: Scripting The Frontier of Work.

Date: 14 - 16 May 2024

Time: 8:30am to 6:00pm daily

Venue: Singapore, Sands Expo and Convention Centre @ Marina Bay Sands

We look forward to welcoming you to WHRC 2024!

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