Singapore has been reselected to host the 110th Lions Clubs International Convention in 2028.
The congress was originally slated for June 26-30 this year and would have been its first time in Singapore, but was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2028 edition â€“ which will coincide with the 70th anniversary of Lions Clubs in Singapore â€“ is expected to attract around 20,000 foreign delegates and generate more than S$58 million (US$42 million) in tourism receipts.
The event will be jointly hosted by Marina Bay Sands (MBS), the Lions Clubs of Singapore and the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau under the Singapore Tourism Board.
During their visit, Lions Club members will participate in the International Parade of Nations, a half-day walk around the city with a cultural theme unique to the host destination. The parade will see participants dressed in their national costumes accompanied by marching bands from local schools, and parade floats.
Lions International has a global membership of more than 1.4 million members in more than 200 countries and geographic areas, including Lions Clubs of Singapore, which has 94 Clubs and more than 2,300 members.
In 2028, attendees of the convention will be treated to a very different Singapore. The country is slated to welcome new nature and wildlife-themed attractions at Mandai precinct, an integrated tourism development at Jurong Lake District, and refreshed offerings on Sentosa island.
By then,Â MBS, the eventâ€™s partner hotel, is also expected to have completed a suite of new developments such as a 15,000-seat entertainment arena, a fourth hotel tower and additional MICE spaces.