Singapore maintains top ranking city and country for international meetings

Singapore remains the world's most preferred destination for international meetings, according to the Union of International Association's global rankings for 2012.

For the second year running, Singapore was the city and country which hosted the highest number of international meetings.

In 2012, there were 952 meetings here which were organised or sponsored by international organisations or organisations of "significant international character". This made up about 10 per cent of all the meetings captured by the association and included 18 world congresses.

Coming in second and third on the cities list were Brussels and Vienna, with 547 and 326 meetings respectively while Japan which held 731 meetings and the United States which held 658, came in second and third on the countries list.