Singapore tops UIA city ranking

Singapore has been named the top international
meetings city in the Union of International Association’s (UIA) 2009 Global
Rankings, for the third consecutive year.

The area was also ranked second in the Top International
Meetings Country category, up one spot from third position in
2008.

Singapore hosted 689 meetings in 2009 that met UIA’s
qualifying criteria, representing a growth of eight per cent over 2008. Key
examples of these meetings include the Singapore International Energy Week 2009
and the Singapore International Water Week 2009.

UIA’s Secretary-General, Jacques de Mevius, says: “The UIA recognises Singapore as an increasingly strong
market leader in international associations meetings. This year’s UIA Statistics
Report reflects an impressive five-year growth trend. The UIA congratulates
Singapore on the hard work and
quality offerings that make such continued growth possible.”

Singapore Tourism Board’s chief executive, Aw Kah Peng, says: “Our continued
success can be attributed to sound business fundamentals and the unwavering
support and hard work of our industry partners.

“What is attractive to an event organiser is the fact
that our city is constantly re-inventing itself and constantly
innovating. Singapore is a truly global city with a dynamic
pro-business environment built on knowledge and
networks.”

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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