If the world in 2010 were a popularity contest among cities and countries, Singapore’s grinning face would be owning the podium: add to its list of category winners the “world’s most popular city for international meetings” award. With a total of 689 international events in 2009 Singapore took out the ‘city’ category for the third year running, and also went from third to second in the ‘country’ category (the entire USA came first with 1,085). Needless to say, it’s Asia’s most popular meeting place too, though it’s worth mentioning it has kept that honor for 26 years now.

The award is given by the Brussels-based Union of International Associations (UIA), a century-old research institute, documentation center and meeting statistics gatherer.

source & article: The Straits Times