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Singapore retains UIA title

Singapore has taken the top spot in the 2010 International Meetings Statistics Report for the fourth year running

The rankings, compiled by the Union of International Associations' congress department, are based on the number of meetings held throughout the year by international not-for-profit organisations. The 2010 figures are based on a total of 316,534 meetings that took place in 181 countries.

The top four cities for international meetings remain the same as 2009, with Brussels, Paris and Vienna coming in behind Singapore. Seoul has jumped four places to fifth in the table, replacing Geneva, while Barcelona is up from tenth to sixth place. Tokyo and Madrid are new entries for 2010, while Prague and Stockholm have moved outside the top ten.

Singapore hosted 725 meetings last year, 239 more than second placed Brussels. Eunice Yeo, Singapore Tourism Board area director for northern and western Europe, said: "It is fantastic that Singapore has been recognised for the fourth consecutive year as the leading international meeting city. As Singapore has continued to evolve, it has encompassed more state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facilities, adding a new dimension to the wealth of options available for association event planners."

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