ICRA 2017 will take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore.

Sands Expo and Convention Centre is Singapore’s largest meeting space, featuring over 120,000 square meters of flexible space, 250 meeting rooms, Southeast Asia’s largest ballroom and the capacity for 2,000 exhibition booths.

A convenient 20-minute ride from Changi Airport and in the heart of the central business district area, Marina Bay Sands is just minutes away from popular cultural and leisure spots like Chinatown, Little India and Orchard Road.

Venue Address

Sands Expo and Convention Centre
10 Bayfront Ave
Singapore 018956

The conference activities will take place across Level 4 (technical sessions, workshops/tutorials and selected forums) and Level 5 (plenaries, keynotes, exhibition, RIE and Industry forums). >> Floorplans

Sands Expo and Convention Centre (foreground) and Marina Bay Sands hotel towers (background)

Getting There

By car / taxi

The Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) links directly to Marina Boulevard and Central Boulevard, from which you can turn on to Bayfront Avenue and Sheares Avenue. The entrance to the car park nearest to the conference venue is along Bayfront Link, next to Sands Expo & Convention Centre.

Most Singaporean taxi drivers know the different landmarks of Marina Bay Sands by name, so you can tell them to take you to Marina Bay Sands, Expo and Convention Centre.

In addition to conventional taxis, private car hire services Grab and Uber are also widely used in Singapore. 

By train

Marina Bay Sands is linked directly to CE1/DT16 Bayfront Station on the Circle Line and Downtown Line of Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train system.

MRT services to/from Bayfront Station operate daily from (approximately) 6:00am to 12:00am midnight. Visit the TransitLink Journey Planner to learn today's MRT service schedules to Bayfront Station.

Follow the signs to Exit E to get to the conference venue. For the hotel, use exits C and D.

By bus

Marina Bay Sands is serviced by the following bus routes: 

  • 97 / 106 / 518 / 133 / 502 (every day)
  • NR1 / NR6 (late night Fri, Sat & eve of public holidays)

The bus stops nearest to the conference venue are:

Two street underpasses and the Garden Bay Bridge over Bayfront Avenue link between the Hotel side and the convention centre, theatres and retail mall side.

Click on any of the links above to learn more about the bus route or bus stop, or visit the TransitLink Journey Planner.

For detailed information on parking and a map of Marina Bay Sands, please visit the official webpage.

Places of Interest in/around MBS

Sands SkyPark Observation Deck

Located right on the rooftop of the conference hotel, the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck provides a bird’s eye view of Singapore’s skyline. Guests who are staying at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel have access to the iconic Infinity Pool.

Entry fee: SGD 23 per adult, free for hotel guests
Opening hours: 9:30am to 10pm (open till 11pm on Fri - Sun)

ArtScience Museum

Discover creativity at its best through art, science, design, media, architecture and technology at the lotus-inspired museum located at the North Promenade of MBS. The newest exhibition HUMAN+, presents a future world where the lines between fiction and reality are blurred and shows how our perception of humanity is being transformed by science and technology.

Entry fee: Varies by exhibits
Opening hours: 10am to 7pm daily

Gardens by the Bay

Located next to Marina Reservoir, Gardens by the Bay offers breath-taking waterfront views. Spanning 101 hectares, this garden in a city is home to two cooled conservatories - one of which is the venue for the ICRA 2017 Welcome Reception - and the iconic Supertrees.

Entry fee: Free for outdoor gardens, chargeable for conservatories and OCBC Skyway
Opening hours: 5am to 2am for outdoor gardens, 9am to 9pm for convervatories