The Lion City will, for the first time, play host to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Global Conference come November 13 to 15, 2024.
While this will be the first GSTC Global Conference for Singapore, the country is no stranger to sustainability-focused events. It hosted six significant gatherings in 2022 alone – CleanEnviro Summit Singapore; Ecosperity Week; World Cities Summit; International Solid Waste Association World Congress 2022; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) ISGT – 11th International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Asia 2022; and Greentech Festival Singapore.
Edward Koh, executive director, conventions, meetings & incentive travel, Singapore Tourism Board: “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.”
GSTC Global Conferences typically draw the participation of international and regional tourism stakeholders involved in the development and promotion of sustainable tourism, from both the private and public sectors. The carbon footprint of the event and the travel of all attendees are also calculated and offset.
The last GSTC Global Conference was held in Seville, Andalusia, Spain, from December 12 to 15, 2022. It brought together 350 delegates from 61 countries, along with hundreds of online viewers.