CJs: What is the unique selling point for ‘CONNECT’?
SO: Besides flexible hot desks, there are dedicated phone booths, cosy spaces and event areas, all designed for the modern business traveller in mind. In addition, we offer both online (Garage Commons) and offline (Garage Academy) platforms for technology start-ups to showcase the latest in tech innovation, and at the same time, provide a physical networking space for digital nomads, entrepreneurs and like-minded individuals to meet, connect and engage, to facilitate the sharing of ideas for mutual business growth.
Many people travel for work, but not many airports provide a conducive working environment. ‘CONNECT’ is designed to serve the needs of the new age business traveller, by providing a combination of conducive working office environment and collaborative space, in the airport.
CJs: Where there any challenges faced when setting up this space?
SO: We were setting up a new team in Singapore while we roll out this new and unique product offering in Changi Airport, so it was quite challenging to manage all the moving bits in a brand new environment.
Looking ahead, this new breed of business travellers can expect to be even better served by ‘CONNECT’, as Garage Society is in the midst of curating topics and programmes to organise sharing sessions. These sessions will not only be available to the users of ‘CONNECT’, they will also be opened to the airport community, potentially opening new doors of opportunity for the next start-up!