SINGAPORE has won the bid to host the Lions Clubs International Convention 2020, making it the largest association congress to be held here.
The Lions Clubs Singapore will partner the Singapore Exhibition & Conventions Bureau, a unit of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), to present the annual convention of one of the world's biggest non-governmental organisations in mid-2020.
The Singapore event is expected to chalk up over S$58 million in tourism receipts and attract some 20,000 foreign attendees.
"We are thrilled that Singapore has won the bid to host the 103rd Lions Clubs International Convention in 2020. We are really excited to partner STB in delivering a memorable event for Lions members from all over the world," said Charlie Chan, international director of Lions Clubs International (LCI).
"The LCI Convention 2020 is one of the most coveted events on the congress circuit and we are truly delighted to be able to host this iconic event. Come 2020, we will aim to deliver a spectacular welcome and experience for our LCI friends," said Lionel Yeo, chief of the STB.
Lions Clubs Singapore has 89 Clubs and more than 2,500 members while LCI's global membership tops a million members in over 200 countries and geographic areas.
Held in June or July each year since 1917, the Convention has been known to bring significant tourism and economic impact to host cities.