Singapore has been re-selected to host one of the world’s largest annual conventions following the cancellation of this year’s event.
Singapore has won the right to host the 110th Lions Clubs International Convention in 2028. The Lions Clubs of Singapore will partner with the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB), and Marina Bay Sands (MBS) to host the convention.
The Singapore edition in 2028 will be the first time that the Lions International Convention will have been held in the destination and could attract around 20,000 foreign delegates and generate over S$58m in tourism receipts.
The win is good consolation following the cancellation of the Lions International Convention in 2020 in Singapore due to Covid-19. The re-selection of Singapore is a testament to the city’s strong fundamentals.
“We’re excited for our Lions from around the world to experience the Lions Club International Convention in beautiful Singapore, said Dr Jung-Yul choi, Lions Club International president.
Keith tan, chief executive of Singapore Tourism Board, added that Singapore was “honoured” to be chosen once more to host the Lions International Convention. “This affirms our position as a trusted global Asia hub despite Covid-19. We want Singapore to be the world’s leading destination for safe, trusted and innovative business events and meetings.”
Lions International has a global membership of more than 1.4m. Singapore alone has 94 Clubs and more than 2,300 members. The international convention has been held each year in June or July since 1917. 2028 will also be the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Lions clubs in Singapore.
MBS is the partner hotel for the Lions International Convention 2028 and is fresh from a S$4.5bn investment last year, comprising new developments such as a 15,000-seat entertainment arena, a fourth hotel tower and additional spaces for MICE events.