Singapore will host the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)
Global Conference for the first time, with the event taking place from
13-15 November 2024.
The destination has been building its credentials within the
sustainability field, having hosted at least six significant
sustainability-focused events this year. These include CleanEnviro
Summit Singapore, held in April, Ecosperity Week in June, World Cities
Summit in July/August, International Solid Waste Association World
Congress 2022 in September, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE) ISGT – 11th International Conference on Innovative
Smart Grid Technologies Asia 2022 in November and most recently, the
Greentech Festival in Singapore.
Edward Koh, executive director, conventions, meetings & incentive
travel at Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said: “Global Sustainable
Tourism Council’s decision to hold their 2024 Global Conference in
Singapore reflects our growing appeal as a Global-Asia node for quality
events with sustainability as a focus.
"Sustainability is a national priority for Singapore and our tourism
sector. We are excited to see influential tourism stakeholders globally
and in Singapore forge new partnerships and address critical issues in
sustainable tourism at the event.”
Prior to hosting the GSTC conference, Singapore will also welcome a
number of sustainability-themed events in 2023, including the Asia
Climate Forum in April and the Singapore Carbon Market & Investor
Forum in July.
STB and Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition
Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS) recently joined forces to launch a
roadmap aimed at raising sustainability standards across Singapore’s
MICE industry, focused on specific targets.
include developing a set of sustainability standards by 2023 that the
industry can readily apply, and ensuring that purpose-built MICE venues
and 80% of SACEOS members obtain internationally or nationally
recognised sustainability certification, or both, by 2025.