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Singapore Management University (SMU)
Photo: Institute of Service Excellence (ISES), Singapore Management University
The conference will be held within the Singapore Management University (SMU) campus. Purpose-built over 4.5 hectares of prime Singapore land, SMU's campus is the first of its kind - designed, integrated and constructed in the heart of a fully developed cityscape.
Surrounded by museums, theatres, educational institutions, art galleries, cafes, restaurants and a range of retail outlets, planning and development of the SMU campus involved a broad spectrum of professional, community, civic and public groups who together were intent are on creating a unique city campus directed towards the challenges of the new millennium, and yet connected to the historical origins of this important district.
The campus comprises six buildings - the six schools, the Li Ka Shing Library and the Administration Building. The buildings between Bras Basah and Stamford Roads are fronted by trees, with the park landscape of the Campus Green right in the centre, and have glazed facades shaded by a veil of plants growing at each storey.
The campus has porous structures that engage the surroundings with open courtyards and free-flowing walkways and allow for an easy and natural integration with activities of the city. The campus design and structure reflect and support the character of SMU's curriculum and its style of teaching.
The SMU campus offers an open environment in the heart of Singapore, with the ground floor of the buildings and the underground Concourse freely accessible to the public. It also has many street-level linkages and the Bras Basah MRT station directly beneath SMU's University Square.
SMU Administration Building (Main Conference) 81 Victoria St, 188065
The main conference will be held at SMU Administration Building.
Exact locations are as follows.
• Function Room 4.1 (Level 4)
• Function Room 4.2 (Level 4)
• Mochtar Riady Auditorium (Level 5)
• Level 4 Foyer (outside function rooms)
SMU School of Accountancy (Workshops and Tutorials) 60 Stamford Road, 178900
The workshops and tutorials sessions will be held at SMU School of Accountancy Level 2 and 3.