SINGAPORE — The Lion City has won the rights to host the 110th Lions Clubs International Convention in 2028, following the cancellation of the 2020 convention (set to take place in Singapore in June) due to Covid-19.
The Lions Clubs of Singapore will partner with the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB) and Marina Bay Sands (MBS) to host the five-day convention — one of the most coveted events on the congress circuit — expected to attract around 20,000 foreign delegates and generate more than S$58 million in direct expenditure.
“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.”
Singapore Tourism Board chief executive, Keith Tan, said the re-selection of Singapore as host destination is a testament to the city’s strong fundamentals, and trusted reputation as a safe place to do business.
“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 more than 200 countries and geographic areas, including Lions Clubs of Singapore, which has 94 Clubs and more than 2,300 members. Held each year in June or July since 1917, the convention is known to bring significant tourism and economic impact to host cities.