Singapore has been Asia’s Top Convention City for nine years running.
Can the Lion City make it an even 10 next year?
According to the latest Global Rankings by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Singapore has not only maintained its first place status in Asia, it is also one of the Top Five Convention Cities in the world. The others are Vienna, Barcelona, Paris, and Berlin.
“Singapore has been proactively targeting this sector as part of a clear strategy for many years, and was probably the first destination in the world to so closely align this meetings strategy with the economic development goals of the country,” says ICCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Martin Sirk
Fully 136 rotating events were held in Singapore in 2010, representing growth of more than 14% over 2009.
“It’s no great surprise to me to see this continued success, since this is a sector where long-term vision and consistency are required,” Sirk says.
“But it still takes great marketing effort in what are becoming ever-more competitive regional and global marketplaces, and the continued investment in great new facilities and human capital, so I applaud the hard work and creativity of all our Singaporean members.”
Singapore Tourist Attractions
Singapore is famous for its great food. From Chinese to Malay, Indian to international, Singapore has everything from unpretentious street stalls to the most sumptuous restaurants serving haute cuisine.
It was excellent hotels, great shopping, wonderful nightlife, marvelous spas, fabulous entertainment, and a growing variety of tourist attractions – from amusement parks to casinos.
And more is on the way. A lush new Gardens by the Bay, an International Cruise Terminal, and the world’s first River Safari are all in the works.
What better spot to hold a convention, a meeting, or an exhibition?
“The ICCA Global Rankings have always been a well regarded industry indicator and this continued win underscores Singapore’s strong track record as the business destination of choice,” says Melissa Ow, Assistant Chief Executive, Industry Development (II) Group, Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
“Our success is in no small part due to our sound business fundamentals, ease of doing business and the relentless commitment of our MICE industry partners.”
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