Message of the Institute Chair

PDG Chew Ghim Bok

PDG Chew Ghim Bok
Organising Chair,
2020 Singapore Rotary Institute

A very warm welcome to our official website which provides information and updates on the 2020 Singapore Rotary Institute.

We are deeply honoured that Singapore has been chosen as the venue for the 2020 Singapore Rotary Institute. The last time that a Rotary Institute was held in Singapore was in 2003.

The Institute is an annual event that brings together past, present and future district governors and senior leaders from Zones 1B, 9, 10A, 10B and 10C to share information, exchange ideas about Rotary International (RI) and The Rotary Foundation (TRF), and build new connections and fortify old ones. Before the Institute commences on 4 December 2020, there will be Governors-Elect Training Seminar (GETS), Governors-Nominee Training Seminar (GNTS), District Trainers Training Seminar (DTTS), Regional Rotary Foundation Seminar (RRFS), Golf Fellowship, etc.  This event also offers Rotarians a good opportunity to learn from one another, make new friends and deepen existing relationships.

The 2020 event will be held at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. It is a world-class venue located at the heart of Asia's most integrated meetings, conventions and exhibitions hub. That venue has 100,000 sqm of versatile floor space over six levels and comes with top-notch facilities and service that can be designed to cater to a diverse range of events. There are rooms of various sizes which can adequately take care of the GETS, GNTS, DTTS, RRFS sessions. Being a fully integrated convention city, Suntec Singapore offers direct access to 5,200 hotel rooms, 1,000 retail outlets, 300 restaurants, 6 museums and a world-class performing arts centre, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, all within a 15-minute walk. It has garnered several awards such as "Asia's Leading Meetings & Conference Centre" (World Travel Awards 2006-2010), "Best Convention & Exhibition Centre" (TTG Travel Awards 2007-2010) and "Best Business Event Venue Experience" (Singapore Experience Awards 2009-2010).

My organising committee is already working hard to bring you the best Rotary Institute experience ever.

There are plenty of things you can do in this multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious city state of Singapore. Besides attending the Rotary event, you can visit our historical civic district, museums, world-class zoo, bird park and nature reserve. There are several shopping malls around the island. For those who like food, we have a variety of Asian food as well as Western food. In terms of entertainment, Singapore offers cultural dramas, musical performances, broadway-type shows, good cinemas, discos, etc.

So, register early to enjoy good discounts and benefits.

See you in Singapore!

P.S Do visit our website regularly for ongoing programme updates