Singapore is once again Asia’s top meeting and convention city, according to the Union of International Associations (UIA) and International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA) 2014 global rankings.
The city state also retained its spot as the UIA’s top international meeting city for the eighth year running, and at the top of Asia Pacific cities in ICCA’s rankings for the 13th consecutive year.
Singapore’s Recent Event Bid Wins Both rankings served to emphasise that event owners continue to regard Singapore as a top MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) destination. Further testament to the city state’s attractiveness is the magnitude and prestige of events recently won.
These wins include the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Conference, which comes to Singapore in 2019, and the International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM) World Congress for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering two years later in 2021.
There is also good news for meetings and incentive travel. For instance, health care products firm Unicity International chose Singapore for the first time to host its Global Convention in 2016. It is expected to attract some 25,000 people, making it one of the largest incentive groups ever to come to Singapore.
Strong line-up of 2015 events In 2015, there are also similarly-high profile events making their debuts either in Asia or Singapore. Examples are the World Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Forum, Sibos 2015, the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Asia Congress, and the recently concluded West Point All-Academies Asia Summit.