WeeMin Ong

Vice President of Conventions & Exhibitions at Marina Bay Sands

ITB Asia

Mr Wee Min, Ong serves as the Vice President of Conventions & Exhibitions at Marina Bay Sands.

As Vice President of Conventions & Exhibitions, Wee Min is responsible for the success of the Sands Expo & Convention Centre and its 3,600 events held annually.

Prior to joining Marina Bay Sands, Wee Min was the Chief Commercial Officer at Suntec Singapore where he oversaw all commercial activities, operations and strategic development for both Suntec Singapore as well as Suntec International (An international venue management consultancy firm that serves convention & exhibition facilities globally).

Wee Min was the overall industry lead for the Annual Meetings of the Governors of the World Bank & IMF (2006), the International BAR Association (2007), APEC Leaders’ Week (2009) and the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Wee Min represents Singapore at various international tradeshows and works closely with international associations to position Singapore as a premier destination for global events.

Wee Min is the first Asian to serve on the Board of Directors of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and is a key faculty member for the AIPC Global Academy which trains senior venue managers globally. Wee Min is also the first Asian to be appointed by the Events Industry Council (EIC) to the CMP Governing Commission which serves as the central governing body of the CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) accreditation for the global meetings industry.

Wee Min is a key member of Singapore’s MICE2020 advisory committee to help chart Singapore’s business events strategy for the future as well as Singapore’s continuing MICE education and professional development framework.

Wee Min holds a Bachelor in Economics from the National University of Singapore with a second major in Political Science. He is Singapore’s first graduate of the Public Venue Management School in Australia and holds the CMP certification from the Events Industry Council as well as the CEM accreditation from the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE).

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