ASIA Travel

Singapore World’s Top International Meetings City

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Send to Friend ASIA Travel Latest Travel News Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Singapore has clinched the title of ‘Top International Meetings City’ for the third consecutive year, affirming Singapore’s standing as a leading business events destination, ahead of 1,653 cities.

Singapore has distinguished itself from the competition which had staged events that qualified for inclusion in the Union of International Associations (UIA)’s International Meetings Statistics 2009 report. Significantly, for the first time, Singapore also climbed a spot, from third position in the 2008 rankings, to be placed as the second ‘Top International Meetings Country’ out of 194 qualifying countries, behind the United States of America (USA) in first place and ahead of France. Furthermore, for the 26th consecutive year, Singapore remains both the top city and country to hold meetings in Asia.

“The Union of International Associations recognizes Singapore as an increasingly strong market leader in international associations meetings. This year's UIA Statistics Report reflects an impressive five-year growth trend. The UIA congratulates Singapore on the hard work and quality offerings that make such continued growth possible,” said Jacques de Mévius, Secretary-General of the UIA.

Singapore hosted 689 meetings in 2009 that met UIA’s qualifying criteria, representing a growth of 8% over 2008. Key examples of these meetings include the Singapore International Energy Week 2009 (SIEW), the Singapore International Water Week 2009 (SIWW), APEC 2009, Congress of the World Federation of Hainanese Associations 2009, FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2009, the 78th Interpol General Assembly 2009, the Congress of the International Society for Vascular Behavioural & Cognitive Disorders, and the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) Congress 2009, all of which drew robust attendance.

Ms Aw Kah Peng, Chief Executive of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), said, “What is attractive to an event organiser is the fact that our city is constantly re-inventing itself and constantly innovating. This year, highlights include the two Integrated Resorts (IRs), and the beautiful Marina Bay which is now an integral part of the Singapore skyline. Singapore is an exciting, liveable global city with a dynamic pro-business environment built on knowledge and networks, and a concentration of business and leisure offerings that enable business event organizers to stage successful business events and customize fun and exciting experiences for their business and leisure needs.”

Singapore’s Business Travel, and Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry continues to surge ahead with recent new wins. Thus far, from September 2010 to 2016, there will be a total of 160 association conferences with an expected attendance of more than 170,000 international delegates and participants. Key examples include the World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) 2011, Public Broadcasters International 2011, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Conference 2012, the 13th International Conference of Associated research Centres for Urban Underground Space (ACUUS) 2012, 2013 International Congress on Ultrasonics, Asian-Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM) 2013, and the 8th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health 2016.

 Melissa Ow, Assistant Chief Executive, Industry Development II Group, said, “Singapore’s pipeline of business events is a barometer of the health of the business events industry. There has been sustained growth in the number of international meetings held here over the years. This attests to Singapore’s ability to continually transform itself, anticipate and meet the evolving needs of business event organisers and delegates. As Singapore continues to undergo a dynamic transformation, we are confident that organisers will always find reasons to choose Singapore.”

See other recent news regarding: Airlines, Airports, Awards, Flights, Codeshare, Lounges, First Class, Business Class, MICE, GDS, Rewards, Miles, Hotels, Apartments, Promotions, Spas, Yoga, Retreat, New Hotels, Traffic, Visitor Arrivals, Cruises, Free Deals, Videos, Singapore

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address above, or return to the Latest Travel News Asia main page to see all the latest headlines. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
Aviation Industry Update at AAPA 2015 in Bali.  Andrew Herdman is the Director General of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) and this is the presentation he gave to a few select aviation journalists at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali on 12 November the day before the General Assembly of Presidents. Exclusive HD video interview with Ms. Titiya Chooto, General Manager of Anantara Siam Hotel (formerly the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok). Exclusive HD video interview with the General Manager of the JW Marriott Hotel Macau, Mr. Brian Tong.
Aviation Industry Update Anantara Siam Bangkok JW Marriott Macau
Exclusive HD video interview with Julio Alonso, Director for Asia, Wines of Chile. Exclusive HD video interview with Mr Wayne Mak, Managing Director of Rhombus International Hotels Group Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Jonathan Wigley, Founder and CEO of one of Thailand's most successful hotel management and ownership companies.
Wines of Chile - Julio Alonso Rhombus Int. Hotels Group Absolute Hotel Services
A very brief glimpse into one woman's amazing journey sailing from California to Terengganu in Malaysia Exclusive HD video interview with Ms. Ina Israel of Coco Beach Island Resort in Puerto Galera, Philippines Exclusive HD video with Ms. Kanyarat Tantiviwat (Tarn), Director of Sales at The Haven Khao Lak Resort in Thailand
Sailing from California to Malaysia Coco Beach Island Resort The Haven, Khao Lak
Exclusive HD video interview with Tin Kyi Min @ Yin Mon Oo, Director of Business Development of Mann Yadanarpon Airlines of Myanmar. Exclusive HD video interview with Executive Chef Hirofumi Imamura. The interview was filmed during the 16th World Gourmet Festival on 10 September 2015 at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel (formerly the Four Seasons, Bangkok). Exclusive HD video interview with Art P. Boncato JR., Assistant Secretary of Tourism Regulation, Coordination and Resource Generation (TRCRG) at the Department of Tourism of Philippines
Mann Yadanarpon Airlines Chef Hirofumi Imamura in Bangkok Philippines Tourism
An exclusive HD video interview about the elegant Airbus A350 XWB with David Velupillai, Marketing Director for Airbus Corporate Jets at Singapore Airshow 2014 Exclusive HD video interview with Ms. Myat Myat Tun, Deputy Director (Reservation/Ticketing & Interline) Commercial of Air Bagan in Myanmar ATR Demonstrates 72-600 Flight Simulator During Singapore Airshow 2014
Airbus A350 Air Bagan (Myanmar) ATR Simulator
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - HD Video It takes 800 workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380. Showers, Bars, Lounge - The Emirates Airbus A380 Has Them All - HD Video Tour Thai Airways International Takes Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways B787 Emirates A380 Thai Airways B777-300ER
  • sample ad size - contact us to advertise here
Latest Travel News
© Copyright 1997 - 2015 - ASIA Travel - All rights reserved.