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About Tourism Industry Conference 2024

Celebrating 60 Years of Tourism Excellence, Charting the Future Together

This year, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of tourism development and promotion. Past achievements were made possible with the strong partnerships with tourism leaders, businesses, government agencies and residents. As we look forward, we aim to foster tourism growth in the near to mid-term while we envision the future of travel in Singapore. Together with our partners, we endeavour to collectively shape and co-create a world class tourism destination towards 2040.


Opening Address by Minister for Sustainability and the Environment and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, Ms Grace Fu


View the PDF version of the script here


Presentation by Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board, Ms Melissa Ow


View the Presentation Deck here
View the PDF version of the script here

Panel Discussion – Future of Tourism



This session is moderated by Ms Raini Hamdi, Business Journalist & Founder, Hotels-Asia.

The panellists are:
• Ms Melissa Ow, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board
• Mr Ben King, Country Managing Director, Google Singapore
• Mr James Cheo, Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia and India, Global Private Banking and Wealth, HSBC


Sharing by Chief Technology Officer, Mr Wong Ming Fai - Tourism Redefined: Innovation & Transformation


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Panel Discussion – Harnessing Innovation and Building a Future-Ready Tourism Industry 


This session is moderated by Ms Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder and Managing Director, Web in Travel.

The panellists are:
• Mr Kevin Goh, CEO, Lodging, CapitaLand Investment Limited, CEO, The Ascott Limited
• Ms Belina Lee, CEO, Mandai X, Deputy CEO, Mandai Wildlife Group
• Mr Byron Koh, Co-founder/COO, Woopa Travels


Virtual Conference Sessions – Market Sharing by Regions