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Sands China Ltd. Hosts Group 2021 Global Partner Summit


Global partners and industry leaders discuss development & future of the travel industry 
Sands China received multiple notable awards

Macao, Dec. 13, 2021) – With the full support of Sands China Ltd., Group successfully held its 2021 Global Partner Summit on Dec. 9 at The Londoner® Macao. The Summit kicked off by Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of Macao Government Tourism Office; Lau Wai Meng, President of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute; Grant Chum, Chief Operating Officer of Sands China Ltd.; James Liang, Chairman and Co-founder of Group, who participated through video conferencing; and Jane Sun, Chief Executive Officer of Group. 

Over 1,700 travel industry professionals gathered, representing every sector of the industry, including accommodation, aviation, corporate travel, vacations, package and group tours, news media and key opinion leaders. The Summit reviewed the development of the global travel industry over the past year, and shared insightful discussions on future trends and new opportunities. The Group Global Partner Summit – Awards Ceremony was held on the same day, with Sands China Ltd. winning several notable awards including 'The Best Strategic Partner'. Group chose Macao to host the event, as the city has been one of very few oversea destinations open for Chinese travellers, and considered the safest during the global epidemic. Sands China Ltd., as the Black Diamond Partner of the Summit, provided venue support for a series of main events throughout the day. At the main forum, themed 'Forward Together', Mr. Liang offered his view on the progression of the international travel recovery and reinforced Group's continuous efforts to foster industry cooperation aimed at rehabilitation. Attendees expressed confidence in the outlook for the travel industry, while recognising that Macao has steadily embarked on a path of recovery and growth as a safe and attractive destination.

Grant Chum, Chief Operating Officer, Sands China Ltd., said: “Sands China Ltd. is delighted to host the Macao SAR Government and Group for this major industry event. Macao is a fascinating travel destination, and Sands China has been actively promoting the city's diverse economic development and providing visitors with one-stop and dynamic travel experiences. Over the past two years the pandemic has brought many challenges, but under the leadership of the Macao SAR Government, all members of the community have put in enormous efforts geared towards recovery. It is also through continuous collaboration during this period that Sands China and Group have established an in-depth partnership. Looking forward, we will continue our collaboration to achieve a successful future.”

The Awards Ceremony was held to recognise global partners that excel in driving innovation and sustained development in the travel industry. Sands China received multiple awards and honorary recognitions, including 'The Best Strategic Partner', 'Outstanding Partner of the Year' and 'Partner with Significant Contribution'. The Londoner Macao was also named 'The Most Popular Hotel 2021' in the annual rankings, while The Venetian® Macao and Four Seasons Hotel Macao won the 'Outstanding Partnership Award', and Sheraton Grand Macao won the title 'Popular Hotel'. The accolades highlight the competitiveness and quality of Sands China's diverse products and services.

Sands China Ltd. and maintain a long-term strategic partnership. Since the onset of the pandemic, the two companies have forged strong joint collaborations in seven areas, including content marketing, campaign marketing, joined-membership benefit program and campaigns, ' Group Gourmet' events and products and hotel, MICE and retail businesses, to support Macao's tourism recovery. Following hosting's multiple live-streams last September and the launch of the Group Gourmet 2021 Top Global Restaurant List in June, the 2021 Global Partner Summit marks the further reinforcement of this partnership.


Photo caption:With the full support of Sands China Ltd., Group's 2021 Global Partner Summit was successfully held on Dec. 9 at The Londoner Macao.
Left to right: Bo Sun, Chief Marketing Officer, Group; Jane Sun, Chief Executive Officer, Group; Grant Chum, Chief Operating Officer, Sands China Ltd.; and Dean Zhao, Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing & eCommerce, Sands China Ltd.


Photo caption:Grant Chum, Chief Operating Officer, Sands China Ltd., delivered a keynote speech at 2021 Global Partner Summit.