SINGAPORE, 2nd November 2020 – SOZO Pte Ltd, the organiser of (AFA) Anime Festival Asia, has announced the cancellation of C3AFA Singapore 2020 physical event this year. AFA Singapore has been taking place mainly at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre for the past 12 years since 2008.
This decision has been made due to the current COVID-19 situation and related restrictions, both locally and regionally. Last year, C3AFA Singapore 2019 gathered over 120,000 attendees, when it was held in late November. In 2019, C3AFA Singapore was awarded the Best Leisure Event in Singapore by the Singapore Tourism Board for its 2018 edition.
“Due to the ongoing travel and regulatory restrictions for large scale events, we have decided that holding C3AFA Singapore this year is not sustainable for both our customers and stakeholders. It is with much regret that we have to cancel C3AFA Singapore 2020.
AFA (Anime Festival Asia) in Singapore has been held without fail since 2008, becoming an iconic event for all Japanese Pop Culture lovers in Singapore and the region to look forward to every year. With such strong interests and following by the region’s Japanese pop culture lovers in mind, we have decided to launch a free to view online festival – AFA Singapore 2020 Online, on the first weekend of December 2020.
The event will be featuring exclusive contents from invited guests and merchandise from partner brands. While the physical experience of Anime Festival Asia as we have all come to know may not be fully replicated, we hope that the spirit of the event will live on online. We hope many in the region will also tune in to this event online.
We look forward to meeting all our customers and stakeholders online instead this year, and hope to see continued support from everyone, as we all stand in solidarity towards a brighter future together.” said Shawn Chin, the event’s Festival Director and Managing Director of SOZO Pte Ltd.
#AFAONLINE2020 will be a non-ticketed online event; registration may be required for access. More details will be announced by the organisers at a later date. Stay updated via youtube.com/animefestivalasia, facebook.com/animefestivalasia, twitter.com/animefestasia, and instagram.com/animefestivalasia.
For companies and businesses interested in joining AFA Singapore Online 2020 and other upcoming initiatives planned by SOZO, please email us at [email protected].
About the Organizer
SOZO Pte. Ltd. (sozo.sg)
Tapping on Japan’s diverse wealth of entertainment content since the company was started in 2009, SOZO has positioned itself to be the ‘bridge’, connecting Japan to SE Asia – by showcasing quality concerts, engaging retail experiences and creating meaningful online engagement to audiences and businesses across South East Asia.
With a presence across SE Asia in Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Penang, Manila and Tokyo, SOZO is the owner and operator of ‘AFA – Anime Festival Asia’ brand internationally, as well as entertainment concert platforms such as ‘I Love Anisong’ and ‘JMF – Japan Music Festival’ Concert Event Series, which has consistently brought in top Japanese artists from Japan. SOZO also operates ‘SO Japan’, SE Asia’s #1 Japanese Pop Culture focused media network, covering 3 languages with a reach of over 3 Million across South East Asia.
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