Singapore has won the provisional bid to host
the Rotary International Convention in 2024, which is set to be
the largest association congress ever hosted by the Republic.
than 25,000 Rotary members from around the world are expected to
converge on Singapore to connect, engage and share insights on how
to create positive, lasting change in their communities. The
annual Rotary convention, held in different cities around the
world, was last held in Singapore in 1999 and was attended by
approximately 19,000 participants.
“Singapore’s vibrant knowledge economy and focus
on innovation make it the ideal platform for Rotarians to exchange
ideas and spark off new possibilities on how to transform the
world,” said Mr Lionel Yeo (pictured), Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
“Much has changed in Singapore since the convention was last held
here, and we are continually improving on what we have. I am
confident that come 2024, Rotarians from around the world will
enjoy a fruitful time at, as well as beyond the convention.”
The winning provisional bid was led by Rotary
regional leader Mr Chew Ghim Bok, and supported by Rotary clubs
from Singapore and around the Asia Pacific region. In addition to
the STB, various public agencies and business event industry
stakeholders also contributed to the successful bid.
“As a leading global business and knowledge hub,
Singapore is an excellent venue for one of our annual
conventions,” said Rotary International President, Ian H.S. Riseley.
“Given our international scope and commitment to cultural
diversity, our conventions are often described as a ‘mini-United
Nations’ where our global network of volunteers connect to address
lasting solutions to local and global humanitarian challenges.”
The Rotary International Convention 2024 will
run for five days, and include workshops, forums, breakout
sessions, entertainment and other meetings. The convention will be
held at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Aloysius Arlando, CEO, SingEx Holdings, said, “SingEx is honoured to have been awarded the
unique opportunity by Rotary International to play host to this
prestigious event. This is testament to SingEx's expertise and
track record in managing large-scale international conventions. We
will definitely make the most of Singapore’s service and
infrastructure offerings; and collaborate closely with STB and
industry partners to deliver a memorable event experience for
attendees at the 2024 Rotary International Convention.”
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