May 30, 2024
By Madhu Pradhan

Cvent’s Top Meeting Destinations ranking is out for the year, showcasing in-demand meeting destinations around the globe, including Asia Pacific. These cities are leading the MICE industry landscape and attracting most MICE planner enquiries.  

Ruling the charts again this is Singapore at the top of the list. An absolute favourite among the leisure travellers, the destination has become a prominent choice meetings and events in the Asia Pacific region.  

A global hub, this environmentally friendly city maintains natural heritage programs and is home to a thriving business community.  

“We are honoured to be named Cvent’s Top Meeting Destination in Asia for the sixth time since 2016. Singapore's strong business environment, safety, high accessibility, and focus on innovation and sustainability have helped the city state build a reputation as a vibrant and compelling business events destination. When combined with a vibrant leisure and nightlife scene, business attendees are presented with a unique opportunity to not only strengthen existing relationships and foster new connections, but also appreciate Singapore from a different perspective in the post conference hours.”, said Dr. Edward Koh, Executive Director, Conventions, Meetings & Incentive Travel, Singapore Tourism Board. 

Dr. Koh further adds, “With the support of dedicated industry stakeholders and partners, we aim to continue facilitating fruitful and memorable engagements for meeting planners in Singapore, enabling them to drive meaningful and lasting impact through the business of meetings.” 

Following suit is Bangkok, Thailand, second on the list of Top Meeting Destinations. This South-Asian city nestles 555 hotels and is in vogue for its vibrant, lively nightlife. A perfect whisk of modern and traditional culture, Bangkok is filled with a rich history that catches the eyes of both leisure and business travellers.  

With its stunning harbour location, Sydney, Australia stands third on the list.  

Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO, Business Events Sydney (BESydney) said, “What a wonderful endorsement of Sydney’s attractiveness as a Top 3 business event host city in the Asia-Pacific region. Cvent plays an important role in bringing incredible destinations like Sydney directly to a planner’s fingertips. This recognition is a testament to our incredible network of hotels, venues, and suppliers who collaborate with event planners to bring their events to life incredible network of hotels, venues, and suppliers who collaborate with event planners to bring their events to life.” 

The list ranks Tokyo, Japan as the fourth destination, followed by Melbourne, Australia in the fifth place. 

Here are the top 10 meeting destinations in APAC this year: 

  1. Singapore 
  1. Bangkok, Thailand 
  1. Sydney, Australia 
  1. Tokyo, Japan  
  1. Melbourne, Australia 
  1. Seoul, Republic of Korea 
  1. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
  1. Bali, Indonesia 
  1. Phuket, Thailand 
  1. Shanghai, China  


To discover where your destination ranked, type its name into our Top Lists search page here.

Check the complete list to learn more about the Top Meeting Destinations in the Asia-Pacific region.  

Madhu Pradhan

Madhu started her career as a freelance content writer. With 4+ years of experience , she channeled her love for writing into becoming a full-time content writer. When she is not writing professionally, you’ll either find her gardening, reading or writing poetries.

Meet Data
Business events are coming back!
Prepare for the return of meetings and events with these resources

The resources and staying power for a lasting partnership

Trusted by half of Fortune 500 companies

24/7 support from our ~1,500 customer success team

Our security and privacy teams protect your data

Subscribe to our newsletter