Singapore has won the provisional bid to host the Rotary International Convention in 2024, which is set to be the largest association congress ever hosted by the Republic.
The winning provisional bid was led by Rotary regional leader Chew Ghim Bok, and supported by Rotary clubs from Singapore and around the Asia Pacific region.
More than 25,000 Rotary members from around the world are expected to converge on Singapore to connect, engage and share insights on how to create positive, lasting change in their communities, Singapore Tourism Board said in a statement on Monday.
The annual Rotary convention, held in different cities around the world, was last held in Singapore in 1999 and was attended by approximately 19,000 participants.
As part of Singapore's bid to host a convention that makes a lasting difference, the Rotary Clubs of Singapore plan to champion a legacy project striving towards sanitation progress and hygiene awareness by 2025.
The Rotary International Convention 2024 will run for five days, and include workshops, forums, breakout sessions, entertainment and other meetings. The Convention will be held at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre.