Local expertise helps bring events to life in Singapore

High-tech, innovative and always exciting, Singapore is investing heavily in key sectors, contributing towards a rich ecosystem for ideas and business exchanges. Combine its impressive intellectual capital with its pro-business environment, strategic location in Asia and excellent meeting facilities, and it’s easy to see why this vibrant city-state is leading the way in events.

Asia’s fastest growing bio-cluster in applied health sciences, Singapore is home to the regional headquarters of many of the world’s leading companies including seven of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies. Strategic partnerships between research institutes, corporate laboratories and public hospitals are yielding new medicines and therapies.

Singapore’s strict standards of regulatory requirements and intellectual property (IP) protection ensure it is a trusted base for manufacturers of complex and high quality medical instruments and devices for global markets.

This competitive biomedical and healthcare landscape is driving innovation and demand for supporting exhibitions and trade conferences. International industry experts, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and investors regularly convene in Singapore. In 2022, Singapore and Southeast Asia will host the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), for the first time, earmarked as the world’s largest gathering of professionals in its field, with an expected 2,000 delegates. The 25th World Congress of Dermatology is due to take place in 2023, the largest medical convention to take place in the city, with an estimated 15,000 participants.

A popular destination with delegates, multi-award-winning Changi Airport offers excellent connections worldwide and Singapore’s hotel offer is legendary. A wide selection of efficient and high-tech venues make life easy for organisers while Singapore’s happening nightlife is ideal for networking opportunities. Its global INSPIRE programme offers a range of 60 curated experiences created by passionate local experts in various fields. Activities on offer range from cocktail-making to an insider’s tour of the One North vicinity, Singapore’s Silicon Valley, with exclusive sessions with founders and start-ups of successful businesses.


Regularly ranking among the top financial centres in the world, Singapore’s well-established business infrastructure, stable political and economic environment, robust regulatory and corporate governance framework, and liquid and vibrant capital market, continue to attract the world’s leading financial institutions.

This reputation helps to attract international visitors who gather in Singapore to collaborate, innovate, network and explore business opportunities at key industry platforms. Sibos, a global financial services event by SWIFT, is returning to Singapore in 2021. Last held in Singapore in 2015, the event attracted 8,000 delegates in its then largest Asia Pacific edition to date.

Singapore is pushing the boundaries of innovation. It attracts the world’s foremost thought leaders and has hosted many research, innovation and technology conferences, bringing together industry leaders to discuss globally relevant ideas, inspire change and promote the exploration of new concepts.

Business events on entrepreneurship and innovation such as Smart Nation Innovations Week (including innovfest unbound), Echelon Asia Summit and EmTech Asia by MIT Technology Review are among the many industry-matching platforms and marketplace for emerging technologies and enterprises regularly hosted in Singapore.

Singapore’s expertise in other key sectors such as Aerospace & Logistics, Advanced Manufacturing, Design, Media & Digital Content, Travel and Urban Solutions are also attracting international events.

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