4 November 2014

Announcement

IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013 wins Singapore Experience Award

Singapore Experience Award 2014, Experience Association Conference Organiser of the year

L to R: Ms Josche Ouwerkerk, IFLA Manager, Conferences and Business Relations, Ms Tay Ai Cheng - Deputy Chief Executive - National Library Board Singapore, Ms Elaine Ng – Chief Executive – National Library Board Singapore, Ms Bibiana Lau - Senior Director, Sales - Suntec Singapore

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions and the Singapore National Library Board have received the prestigious Singapore Tourism Board ‘Singapore Experience Award 2014’, in the ‘Experience Association Conference Organiser of the year’ category.

The awards recognise and honour individuals and organisations in twenty five categories in the Singapore tourism sector’s most prestigious award platform for their contributions and dedication towards delivering extraordinary experiences. The 2014 awards were held in conjunction with the Tourism50 event organized by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to celebrate 50 years of tourism development and industry partnerships. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attended the event, together with representatives from across the industry.

The 2013 World Library and Information Congress in Singapore attracted close to 4,000 participants from 122 countries. The Congress sets the international agenda for the profession, and offers opportunities for networking and professional development to all delegates. As host, the Singapore National Library Board showcased the status of libraries and information science in the country and provided an opportunity for their own professionals to experience international librarianship and international relations in a unique way.

About the IFLA World Library and Information Congress

The IFLA World Library and Information Congress is the international flagship professional and trade event for the library and information services sector. The congress also offers an international trade exhibition with over 80 exhibitors and an exhibition of approximately 1000sqm.

About IFLA

The trusted global voice of the library and information profession

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. IFLA is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with over 1400 members in 150 countries.

Guided by our Strategic Plan 2010-2015 and Key Initiatives, we work to improve access to information and cultural heritage resources for the global community in this rapidly changing digital and print environment.

Awards, Singapore