Singapore tops Cvent Meeting Destinations list for Asia Pacific

Singapore has retained its number one ranking in Cvent’s Top Meeting Destinations for Asia-Pacific list, with Sydney and Melbourne in the top five.

The list was compiled based on sourcing activity through the Cvent Supplier Network, with more than US$16 billion in MICE business sourced through Cvent’s online platforms in 2023.

The Top 10 cities in the Asia Pacific remained mostly consistent year-over-year with Singapore retaining the top spot from 2023, and Bangkok and Sydney coming in second and third respectively. Melbourne came in at fifth, while the sole newcomer to the Top 10 was Shanghai (10). Bangkok (2), Tokyo (4), Kuala Lumpur (7) and Phuket (9) each improved their Top 10 rankings from 2023 while Bali maintained its 8th place.

Singapore Tourism Board’s Dr Edward Koh said it was the sixth time Singapore was named Cvent’s Top Meeting Destination in Asia Pacific since 2016.

“Singapore’s strong business environment, safety, high accessibility, and focus on innovation and sustainability have helped the city-state build a reputation as a vibrant and compelling business events destination,” he said.

“With the support of dedicated industry stakeholders and partners, we aim to continue facilitating fruitful and memorable engagements for meeting planners in Singapore, enabling them to drive meaningful and lasting impact through the business of meetings.”

Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO of Business Events Sydney, said the city’s third place ranking was a “wonderful endorsement of Sydney’s attractiveness as business event host city in the Asia-Pacific region”.

“Cvent plays an important role in bringing incredible destinations like Sydney directly to a planner’s fingertips,” she said.

“This recognition is a testament to our incredible network of hotels, venues, and suppliers who collaborate with event planners to bring their events to life. Sydney is a naturally beautiful and welcoming city offering a unique blend of ancient First Nations heritage, contemporary culture and thriving research and industry sectors – all the right ingredients to spark inspiration and connection for local and global delegates alike.”

Cvent’s Top Meeting Hotels for Asia-Pacific saw JW Marriot Hotel Singapore South Beach rise in the rankings to secure this year’s number one spot.

Newcomers to the Top 10 include Hilton Tokyo (4), Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park (5), voco Orchard Singapore (7), Hilton Kuala Lumpur (8), and Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park (9). Shangri-La Singapore and Hyatt Regency Sydney came in at number two and three respectively, while Fairmont Singapore ranked 6th and Hilton Singapore Orchard placed at 10th spot.