Global civil society activity in Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is an island country and city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It is located 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 along with the Riau Islands in Indonesia, the South China Sea to the east, and the Straits of Johor along with the State of Johor in Malaysia to the north. The country's territory comprises one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet; the combined area of these has increased by approximately 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the third highest population density of any country in the world, although there are numerous green and recreational spaces as a result of urban planning. With a multicultural population and in recognition of the cultural identities of the major ethnic groups within the nation, Singapore has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil. English is the common language, with its exclusive use in numerous public services. Multi-racialism 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 11095 meetings since 2004.

Top 25 in 2023

Singapore is ranked #25 for 2023, with 90 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

Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations - Singapore
Asian Society of Cosmetic Scientists - Singapore
Netball Asia - Singapore
Federation of Inter-Asian Philately - Singapore
South East Asia Theoretical Physics Association - Singapore
Asian Association of Career Management Professionals - Singapore
Asia Masters Athletics - Singapore
ASEAN Federation of Plastic Industries - Singapore
Asia Pacific Biosafety Association - Singapore
ASEAN Neurological Association - Singapore
Asian Association for Foundation of Software - Singapore
Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia - Singapore
ASEAN Chess Confederation - Singapore
Asian Society of Uro-Oncology - Singapore
Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society - Singapore
Efficient Consumer Response Asia Pacific - Singapore
Asian Breast Diseases Association - Singapore
Federation of Asian Muaythai Associations - Singapore
ASEAN Federation of Haematology - Singapore
Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches - Singapore
Resuscitation Council of Asia - Singapore
World Association of Lesson Studies - Singapore
Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association - Singapore
ASEAN Alliance of Health Supplement Associations - Singapore
Asia for Safe Handling of Cytotoxic Drugs Interest Group - Singapore

View More profiles (216) 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

2027 SymposiumInternational Society of Dermatopathology - Singapore

2026 World CongressInternational Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association - Singapore

2025 World Congress on Design & HealthInternational Academy for Design and Health - Singapore

2025 International Congress of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical ToxicologyInternational Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology - Singapore

2025 World Sleep CongressWorld Sleep Society - Singapore

2025 Annual CongressInternational Union of Marine Insurance - Singapore

2025 World CongressInternational Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research - Singapore

2025 International Symposium on Digital HealthInternational Society for Digital Health - Singapore

2025 International ConferenceInternational Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons - Singapore

2025 Annual ConventionGlobal Pulse Confederation - Singapore

2025 CongressAssociation of South-East Asian Pain Societies - Singapore

2025 Annual International ConferenceLicensing Executives Society International - Singapore

2025 International SummitbuildingSMART International - Singapore

View More Future Events (19) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Singapore

2024 Singapore Cell and Gene Therapy Pan Asia Summit – International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy - Singapore
2024 Asia Privacy Forum – International Association of Privacy Professionals - Singapore
2024 Annual Conference – Asia Pacific Conference on Vision - Singapore
2024 International Conference on Frontier Computing – International Conference on Frontier Computing - Singapore
2024 Annual Meeting – International Urogynecological Association - Singapore
2024 Annual Conference – International Insolvency Institute - Singapore
2024 Annual Conference – Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group - Singapore
2024 Asia Oceania Meeting (PTCOG-AO) – Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group - Singapore
2024 Annual Convention – Rotary International - Singapore
2024 World Real Estate Congress – Fédération internationale des professions immobilières - Singapore
2024 World Symposium – International Team for Implantology - Singapore
2024 Annual Meeting – International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - Singapore
2024 Plenary Meeting – International Cable Protection Committee - Singapore
2024 Transforming Community and Home-based Care in an Ageing World – International Home Care Nurses Organization - Singapore
2024 Annual Conference – International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations - Singapore

View More Past Events (17137) in The International Congress Calendar

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