In 1H2017, Singapore has successfully secured five world congresses and two tradeshows to be held in the years to come.
These events, some of which are taking place for the first time in South-east Asia, are estimated to bring in an additional 20,000 visitors to the city.
Three medical congresses set to take place for the first time in South-east Asia.
The first of which is the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) Annual Meeting in 2021, which will attract 1,200 visiting physicians and healthcare professionals.
The following year, Singapore will host the 20th International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE). The ICE 2022 will gather more than 4,000 endocrinologists from over 70 countries.
Further down the road, the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in 2024 will welcome 8,000 anaesthesiologists from around the world.
Meanwhile, two world congresses in the industrial solutions sector will make their first forays into South-east Asia.
The worldâ€™s largest technical professional association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), will be bringing engineers, computer scientists and allied professionals to the city state for two of its flagship events â€“ the 46th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON) in 2020, to be attended by around 1,300 overseas attendees; and the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech
and Signal Processing (ICASSP) in 2022, with an expected attendance of 2,000 people.
On the exhibitions and conferences front, Singapore has also secured various travel, technology and F&B tradeshows.
Two events will take place for the first time next year. Making its debut from May 21-24, 2018, at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, is the International Luxury Travel Mart (ILTM) Asia-Pacific. It is expected to receive around 1,400 visitors.
In July 2018, Campus Party â€“ the worldâ€™s largest technology-based festival â€“ will also come to Asia for the first time. Set to take place at the Singapore Expo, Campus Party Singapore will present a wide range of activities, talks, competitions and workshops for 72 hours (round-the-clock for three consecutive days), and is expected to bring in around 1,000 visitors to Singapore.