Singapore has won the bid to host the 103rd Lions Clubs International (LCI) Convention in 2020. The Lions Clubs Singapore will partner with the Singapore Exhibition and Conventions Bureau (SECB), a group under the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), to present one of the world’s largest non-governmental organisation’s annual convention in mid-2020. It is expected to generate more than SGD$58 million in tourism receipts and draw an estimated 20,000 foreign attendees, making it the largest association congress to be held in Singapore.

International director of LCI, Charlie Chan says the club is thrilled that Singapore won the bid. “We are really excited to partner STB in delivering a memorable event for Lions members from all over the world,” Mr Chan said.

LCI provides services to the blind and visually impaired, as well as youth and local community initiatives. It has more than 1.35 million members across 200 countries.

“Singapore was selected over five other cities from around the world for her world-class hotels, restaurants, and convention facilities, as well as an excellent transportation network. Lions are looking forward to a successful convention and wonderful time in this beautiful city,” Joseph Wroblewski, past international president of LCI said.