Singapore has again been named the Top International Meeting Country for the third year and Top International Meeting City for the seventh year in the Union of International Associations (UIA) 2013 Global Rankings.

Also this year Singapore was named Asia’s Top Convention City for the 12th consecutive year, by the International Congress and Convention Association.

Singapore Tourism Board’s Neeta Lachmandas declared that they “are very happy to be named the top meeting country by UIA once again. Understanding our customers’ needs has always been key a focus for us, and we will continue to emphasize our efforts on reliability and efficiency, giving them peace of mind when they attend or hold their events in Singapore,”

So far Singapore has managed to secure six world congresses. The contributing factors for them winning the award included the city’s : infrastructure, efficiency, business ecosystem, knowledge networks and strategic location were listed as contributing factors for planners choosing Singapore for their events by STB.