Capability Initiatives for SMEs

Event:  Capability Initiatives for SMEs
Type:  Public Briefing Series 2014 - SMECentre@SMF
Date:  30 May 2014
Venue:  SME Centre, SMF House, Singapore Manufacturing Federation
Organizer:  SMECentre@SMF

Programme Topics:

Enterprise Training Support (ETS)
Capability Initiatives for SMEs
Enhanced Innovation & Capability Voucher (ICV)
Capability Development Grant (CDG)
SME Talent Programme (STP)
Productivity & Innovation Credit (PIC)
Productivity toolkits by SME Centre@SMF
SME Success Story

Productivity Solutions for SMEs [Directory]


IT Fairs Singapore Dates

For visitors do Singapore who wish their trip to coincide with IT fairs* --
* Past shows included for reference purposes

Consumer Electronics Exhibition 2013 - Logo

Event:  Consumer Electronics Exhibition 2013
Date:  31 Oct - 03 Nov 2013
Venue:  SUNTEC Singapore
Organizer:  Exhibits Inc. Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)

SITEX 2013 - Logo
Event:  SITEX 2013
Date:  28 Nov - 01 Dec 2013
Venue:  Singapore Expo
Organizer:  Singex Exhibition Ventures Ptd. Ltd.

IT Show - Logo
Event:  IT Show 2014
Date:  27 Feb - 02 Mar 2014
Venue:  Marina Bay Sands
Organizer:  Exhibits Inc. Pte. Ltd.

SG Tech Show - Logo
Event:  SG Tech Show 2014
Date:  29 May - 01 Jun 2014
Venue:  SUNTEC Singapore
Organizer:  Exhibits Inc. Pte. Ltd.

The PC Show 2014 - Logo
Event:  The PC Show 2014
Date:  05 - 08 Jun 2014
Venue:  Singapore Expo
Organizer:  Lines Exposition & Management Services. Pte. Ltd.

COMEX 2014 - Logi
Event:  COMEX 2014
Date:  28 - 31 August 2014
Venue:  SUNTEC Singapore
Organizer:  Exhibits Inc. Pte. Ltd.

SITEX 2014 - Logo
Event:  SITEX 2014
Date:  27 - 30 November 2014
Venue:  Singapore Expo
Organizer:  Singex Exhibitions


ICCA: International Association Meeting Sector Continues Strong Growth

ICCA 2013 statistics: International association meeting sector continues strong growth

12 May 2014

Paris new number one city

With the release of the 2013 Top 20 Rankings for countries and cities, ICCA is reporting another year of continued strength in the international association meetings market.

11,685 regularly occurring association events which rotate between at least three countries were identified by ICCA members and ICCA’s in-house research team as having taken place during 2013, 535 more than identified a year previously.

Table 1: ICCA country and city ranking measured by number of meetings organised in 2013
ICCA Ranking 2013 Top Countries and Cities
2013 top 10 countries: Some small changes
The top 10 country ranking is made up of the same countries as last year, but some countries switched places.

The U.S.A., Germany and Spain remain respectively 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The gap between U.S.A. and Germany has become significantly smaller though; from a difference of 184 meetings in 2012 to 107 in 2013.

France and United Kingdom have switched places: France is now 4th and United Kingdom 5th. Italy remains 6th. Japan climbs one place to number 7 and China-P.R. climbs two places to number 8, at the cost of Brazil, dropping from 7th to 9th place, and The Netherlands, dropping one place to number 10.

2013 top 10 cities: Paris new number one
Vienna, which has been the number one city in the ICCA rankings each year since 2005, has lost its 1st place to Paris, which was 2nd last year and previously shared 1st place with Vienna in 2008.

Madrid, 4th in 2012 is now 2nd and Vienna 3rd. Barcelona climbs one place to 4th and Berlin moves from 3rd to 5th place. Singapore remains 6th and London fell from a shared 6th place to 7th. Istanbul climbs one place to 8th and Lisbon and Seoul, both newcomers in the top 10, share 9th place.

ICCA CEO Martin Sirk: “It shouldn’t be surprising that our 2013 figures have demonstrated the strength of the international association meetings sector, since the overall picture for our industry is significantly better than has been the case for quite some time. But it should be remembered that this is a sector that has shown significant growth in every single year since the financial crisis hit the world economy in 2008. The international association meetings sector is a solid, reliable performer, in good times and bad, and the longer term trends are the most critically important factors when preparing strategic plans and investment decisions. I am convinced that every serious meetings destination, internationally ambitious venue, and forward-thinking meetings management company should include international associations in their marketing and development strategies.”

“A modern history of international association meetings 1963-2012” As part of ICCA’s 50 year anniversary a special 50 year edition of its international association meetings Statistics Report “A modern history of international association meetings 1963-2012” has been published in September 2013. This report shows that the number of regularly-occurring, internationally-rotating association meetings is increasing by 100 per cent every 10 years, and has been consistently doing so for the last half century, with no signs of a slowdown. The report is publicly available on

About ICCA ICCA is the most global meetings industry association and the leader in the international association meetings sector. ICCA represents the main specialists in organising, transporting, and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises almost 1,000 member companies and organisations in over 90 countries worldwide. ICCA specialises in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivalled data, communication channels, and business development opportunities. For more information visit

ICCA’s International Association Meetings Tables are published every year. To be included, meetings must be held on a regular basis, have at least 50 delegates, and rotate between at least three countries.


The full ICCA statistics report is only available to ICCA members. Comprehensive rankings for all countries and cities will be released to non-ICCA members and the media end of June.

For More Information:
Contact:   Mathijs Vleeming