Global civil society activity in Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island country and city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Strait of Malacca to the west, the Singapore Strait to the south, the South China Sea to the east, and the Straits of Johor to the north. The country's territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet; the combined area of these has increased by 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the third highest population density in the world. With a multicultural population and recognising the need to respect cultural identities of the major ethnic groups within the nation, Singapore has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil. English is the lingua franca and numerous public services are available only in English. Multiracialism is enshrined in the constitution and continues to shape national policies in education, housing, and politics.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 10 over 20 years

Singapore is ranked #4 over a 20 year period,
with 11246 meetings since 2001.

Top 25 in 2021

Singapore is ranked #17 in 2021, with 115 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Singapore Tourism Board


Asia’s robust economic growth has seen Singapore’s Business Travel and Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry continuing to thrive.

In 2013, Singapore hosted 3.5 million business visitors, an increase of 3 per cent from the same period in 2012. These visitors spent an estimated S$5.5 billion (excluding sightseeing, entertainment and gaming expenditure).

Singapore continues to establish thought-leadership through new compelling content in first-in-Asia events and first-in-Singapore events in 2013, such as Annual Conference of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, World Pulses Convention and Maison & Objet Asia.

In total, 12 World Congresses and several key meetings were held on the island-city in 2013, including the World Library and Information Congress IFLA, CFA Institute Annual Conference and Regional World Health Summit Asia. Meanwhile, existing events such as the International Furniture Fair Singapore and BroadcastAsia continue to experience strong growth in attendance and/or exhibition space, signalling Singapore’s continued popularity as a MICE destination.

Local UIA Partner

Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd


Local UIA Partner

Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre


With a total of 100,000sqm of column-free indoor and outdoor space available, Singapore EXPO is the venue of choice for any MICE activities and events in Singapore. From exhibitions, consumer shows, corporate meetings, world-class conventions, prestigious award ceremonies, mega concerts to gala banquets, Singapore EXPO has led the way in hosting some of the biggest and most spectacular shows here. Annually, it welcomes more than 8 million visitors and 800 events.

Located only one MRT stop or 5 minutes by car from the Changi International Airport, this purpose-built facility boasts ten exhibition and conference halls, meeting rooms, The MAX Pavilion, as well as a convention wing, MAX Atria All the halls are designed with ceiling height of 8 to 16 metres, and floor loading of 20 to 30KN/sqm, allowing exhibitors complete versatility in booth, product display or stage designs.

The venue is also well-served by an extensive range of amenities, including a well-equipped business centre, internet kiosks, automated teller machines (ATMs), nursing rooms, prayer rooms, stationery supplies, a 2,500-lot car park, and energy-saving building automation systems.

All 10 exhibition halls at Singapore EXPO and 32 meeting rooms at MAX Atria are powered by Wi-Fimax, a high-speed and flexible Wi-Fi system with scalable bandwidth. All visitors enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access and events with higher requirements have the option of customising the bandwidth and density to allow more than 15,000 concurrently active devices.

In delivering the best event experience, Singapore EXPO has on hand a team of dedicated and customer-oriented event service professionals, ready to offer assistance at every step of the way. From build-up/tear-down, logistics, event planning to on-site operations, they ensure that every finest detail is attended to.

Organizations based in Singapore

International Rubber Study Group - Singapore
Wireless Broadband Alliance - Singapore
Global Dengue and Aedes-transmitted Diseases Consortium - Singapore
Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations - Singapore
Asia-Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity - Singapore
Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association - Singapore
Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres - Singapore
Asian Society of Cosmetic Scientists - Singapore
Netball Asia - Singapore
Asian Xiangqi Federation - Singapore
Asian Society of Endourology - Singapore
Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia - Singapore
Federation of Inter-Asian Philately - Singapore
South East Asia Theoretical Physics Association - Singapore
Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research - Singapore
Asia Pacific Menopause Federation - Singapore
Asian Association of Career Management Professionals - Singapore
World Association of Valuation Organizations - Singapore
Asia Masters Athletics - Singapore
ASEAN Federation of Plastic Industries - Singapore
International Union of Materials Research Societies - Singapore
International Sepaktakraw Federation - Singapore
Asia Pacific Biosafety Association - Singapore
Asia Cornea Society - Singapore
Asia Pacific Hernia Society - Singapore

View More profiles (221) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Singapore

2028 International ConventionLions Clubs International - Singapore

2028 Triennial CongressInternational Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand - Singapore

2026 World CongressInternational Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association - Singapore

2026 SymposiumInternational Society of Dermatopathology - Singapore

2025 Annual CongressInternational Union of Marine Insurance - Singapore

2025 Board MeetingASEAN Social Security Association - Singapore

2024 Annual ConventionRotary International - Singapore

2024 Annual MeetingInternational Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - Singapore

2024 Quadrennial World CongressWorld Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists - Singapore

2024 CongressWorld Association of Chefs Societies - Singapore

2024 Bridge Engineering ConferenceBridge Engineering Institute - Singapore

2023 Focal MeetingWorld Education Research Association - Singapore

2023 World ConferenceInternational Federation on Neuroendoscopy - Singapore

2023 CongressAsian Pacific Society of Respirology - Singapore

2023 International ConferenceAssociation des Centres de recherche sur l'Utilisation Urbaine du Sous-sol - Singapore

View More Future Events (29) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Singapore

2022 World Aquaculture Session – World Aquaculture Society - Singapore
2022 TOC Asia : Container Supply Chain Conference – Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport - Singapore
2022 Annual Conference and General Meeting – Asia-Pacific Quality Network - Singapore
2022 Congress – Pan-Asian Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis - Singapore
2022 Marine Environment Protection of the South East Asian Seas Conference – International Maritime Organization - Singapore
2022 Asia Conference – STEP - Singapore
2022 Asia Pacific Real Assets Leaders Congress – Asia Pacific Real Assets Association - Singapore
2022 Biennial Congress – International Union of Food Science and Technology - Singapore
2022 Asia Conference – Merchant Risk Council - Singapore
2022 Asian Downstream Summit – World Refining Association - Singapore
2022 SIEW : International Singapore Energy Week - Singapore
2022 HICAP : Annual Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference – Pacific Asia Travel Association - Singapore
2022 RICH Conference – Serious Games Association - Singapore
2022 Annual Asian Shared Services and Outsourcing Week Forum – International Quality and Productivity Center - Singapore
2022 Annual Trade Event – International Cotton Association - Singapore

View More Past Events (17269) in The International Congress Calendar

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