Singapore has been re-selected to host one of the world’s largest annual conventions – the 110th Lions Clubs International Convention in 2028 – following the cancellation of this year’s event.
The Lions Clubs of Singapore will partner with the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB), a group under the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), and Marina Bay Sands (MBS) to host the event.
This is also the first time the Lions International Convention is held in Singapore, said a press statement by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). It is expected to attract around 20,000 foreign delegates and generate over SGD58 million in tourism receipts.
Commenting on the news, Keith Tan, Chief Executive, STB, said, “We are honoured that Singapore has been 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, and we look forward to welcoming Lions and Leos from all over the world to experience this first-hand in 2028.”
Lions International has a global membership of more than 1.4 million members in over 200 countries and geographic areas. Held each year in June or July since 1917, the Convention has been known to bring significant tourism and economic impact to host cities.
“We’re excited for our Lions from around the world to experience the Lions Clubs International Convention in beautiful Singapore,” said Dr Jung-Yul Choi, Lions Clubs International President. “We look forward to showing the world how we are united through kindness and diversity, and celebrating our commitment to service and our global communities.”