IAC 2022 Bid

IAC 2022 Bid

WELCOME MESSAGE 
We are thrilled to present our vision for the International Astronautical Congress 2022 and why Singapore is the ideal host city. 

Singapore is well positioned at the crossroads of the East and West. Our award-winning Singapore Changi Airport provides extensive air connections, and visa-free entry for delegates from over 80% of countries. 

Upon arrival in Singapore, you will be greeted with an efficient transport system, a range of clean and safe accommodation, world class conference locations, and a multicultural array of cuisines! 

The Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) leads Singapore’s bid to host the IAC 2022, and we look forward to having you here.

OUR THEME
POSSIBILITIES OF SPACE, PROGRESS FOR ALL

Advances in space have led to new possibilities for mankind – from improving our way of life on earth, new business and economic opportunities to discovering paradigm-shifting knowledge in outer space that changes how we view life and the universe. Here in Singapore, our story is one of turning possibilities into reality.

JFK said, “there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people”. For Singapore “progress” is an integral theme in our national pledge and anthem.

Our IAC theme endeavours to reflect the infinite opportunities offered by space developments, and that these opportunities are instrumental to the progress of everyone, the pioneers, the young, the incumbents and new, emerging space nations in Asia, such as Singapore.

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF SOUTHEAST ASIA WITH GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY
ACCESS TO 4 BILLION PEOPLE WITHIN A SEVEN-HOUR FLIGHT RADIUS

SINGAPORE
THE PERFECT HOST CITY

INTERNATIONAL – GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY AND REPUTATION

Given our strategic location with the most air links with other Asian capital cities within the region, Singapore offers a cost-effective and ideal meeting point for many professionals to discuss and collaborate. Singapore will be an all-new destination to host the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), as it has never been held in South-East Asia. Bringing IAC to Singapore will provide delegates with a novel and engaging experience and connect them easily to our Asia partners. 

Singapore ranks safest city in the world after Tokyo, has the world’s best infrastructure and leads the pack among the rest when it comes to maintaining its competitive business environment. This is complemented by Singapore’s strong diplomatic ties with nations across the world. 

As we progress towards a ‘Smart City’, we emerged top in the Global Smart City Performance Index 2017. 

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TRAVEL TO AND WITHIN SINGAPORE

As one of Asia’s best connected airports, the Singapore Changi Airport serves more than 100 international and budget airlines connecting ot over 400 cities in more than 100 countries, with over 7,400 scheduled weekly flights. Delegates from over 150 cities have the option of taking direct flights to Singapore. 

Most delegates to Singapore do not require a visa for visits of a 30-day duration. As for delegates who require visa, they would appreciate an efficient visa processing time of 1 to 3 working days. 

Transport within the city is convenient yet inexpensive using our public transport system.

TOP CONVENTION CITY

For the past 16 years, Singapore has been Asia Pacific’s top convention city, and Asia’s top meeting city for 10 consecutive years. There are several convention facilities that can easily meet the needs of IAC 2022, in addition to the wide range of accommodation of up to 70,000 rooms by 2020. 

Having hosted many world renowned congresses, such as the SWIFT International Banking Operations Seminar 2015 (7,000 pax), be reassured of the city’s well experienced events and conference planning industry and hosting professionalism. 

Singapore has multiple accolades attesting to its reputation as an excellent convention venue. These include Best BT MICE City (TTG Travel Awards 2018), Top Asia Pacific Meeting Destination and Top Asia Pacific Convention City for 16th consecutive year (International Congress and Convention Association Global Rankings 2017). 

THE SINGAPORE EXPERIENCE

WHY SINGAPORE
English is the working language for business and is widely spoken. Singapore enjoys racial harmony and social cohesion with a population of about 5.6 million. She is also home to a sizeable expatriate community. 

A SAFE CITY
Singapore is seen as the safest city in the world. With a low crime rate, she tops the list in the Law and Order index. Clean and extremely safe, Singapore is an ideal location, even for women travelling alone. 

GETTING AROUND
With an efficient yet inexpensive public transport system, delegates can explore and navigate the city easily on their own. Our robust network of public transportation makes it time-effective getting from one place to the next. 

A GASTRONOMICAL EXPERIENCE
With its rich multicultural heritage, Singapore is a food haven! We serve up a true melting pot of flavours and cuisines, ranging from our renowned hawker fare to world’s best restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice. 

STAY IN COMFORT
From affordable backpacker hostels located in the cultural districts of Singapore to international luxury hotel chains, there is something for every budget and preference. Our capacity is expected to grow beyond 70,000 rooms by 2021.  

EXPERIENCE OUR CULTURE
Your visit to Singapore would not be completed if you miss out on being part of the myriad of colourful festivities and events. Keep a look out for our heritage, culture and signature events celebrated all year round!

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SINGAPORE AND SPACE 
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Singapore faces limited resources and land space as one of the smaller ASEAN countries, however, Singapore has turned this seeming disadvantage into its strength – using innovative solutions and automation to make more from less, earning the reputation of a regional hub for innovation and technological development with its pool of talents and brilliant minds.

The Singapore space journey began only a little more than a decade ago, but it since grown exponentially and has become a home to a growing eco-system of space companies.

Over 40 space companies are currently located in Singapore, ranging from manufacturers, satcom operators, ground providers to launch, applications and ancillaries. The close ties forged with our regional and international space ecosystems have been complementary and integrative. Many of these companies are members and partners of SSTA. The following are some, 

Singapore is building its niche in small satellites and NewSpace applications. We have been investing in satellite missions and other university programmes to build space expertise and talent. Since 2011, 12 satellites have been built and launched by our satellite research clusters. We also have training programmes to nurture and develop talents in geographic information system (GIS) and data analytics at our universities and tertiary institutions. Just to name a few, 

SINGAPORE SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION (SSTA)

Active in the Global Space industry, SSTA has been focused on developing Singapore’s space and related high technology industries for the past decade. SSTA spearheads many major trade and business-focused initiatives targeted at advancing the space ecosystem. Through hosting global meets that involve consumers, space research organisations, leading and emerging technology companies, venture capitalists and space agencies from around the world, SSTA helps Singapore-based organisations gain access to industry experts and programmes, and vice versa. 

SSTA believes in talent development and is continually creating opportunities to ignite and nurture youths’ interest in space through education and outreach programmes and challenges, encouraging the next generation of progressors in the fields of space and technology. 

SSTA INITIATIVES AND EVENTS

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GLOBAL SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY CONVENTION (GSTC)
Created and organised by SSTA, the Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) is Asia’s premier annual space and technology event. In its 11th edition, GSTC welcomed more than 700 participants, 80 speakers, over 300 companies from 30 nations around the world to the ideal platform where connections are made, partnerships are forged and opportunities are created in the rapidly developing space industry of Asia. 

An event attended by ministers, c-suites, industry leaders and government agencies, SSTA has established GSTC as a network of opportunities for all to stay updated on the latest space technology and satellite news, to uncover prospects and initiate potential cooperation in this global space market. 

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ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL SPACE AGENCY FORUM (APRSAF)
Co-organised by SSTA, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – Japan (MEXT), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was held from November 6-9, 2018 in Singapore under the theme “Innovative Space Technology for Evolving Needs”, addressing how space technology can help solve the world’s problems, such as natural disasters, environmental issues, food security and urban problems.

The forum attended by almost 400 participants from 30 countries and nine international organisations, including space agencies and government institutions, discussed topics ranging from technology to policy issues, including enhancement of partnership with regional international organisations.

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EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
SSTA is focused on promoting science, innovation and engineering among youths. The Singapore Space Challenge (SSC), a highly anticipated national space design competition, was created to challenge students to leverage space technology to tackle real-world disaster problems and improve the quality of life. In order to ensure high relevance to youth development, the Space Academy Singapore (SAS) was established with a academic-intensive, practical and experimental syllabus, to enhance the potential of every individual. 

In collaboration with JAXA, SSTA wants students to be inspired by STEM – students are invited propose micro-gravity experiments to be performed by JAXA astronaut onboard the ISS’s Kibo. Students with selected proposals will have their experiments conducted and recorded. 

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HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE DISASTER RELIEF (HADR)
The Airbus-SSTA HADR Challenge 2018/2019 is one of the outreach programmes driven by the SSTA to engage the creativity of students and working professionals to identify translatable solutions to complex problems of coordination and technology usage in real-time disaster management.

Disaster management is not only one of the biggest challenges faced by the region, it is also the biggest opportunity for innovation and new ideas. Across the world, countries have recognised the utilisation of remote sensing satellite technologies is a critical tool in HADR solutions.

This year’s edition challenged students to leverage on satellite and mobile technology to aid rescue efforts in the event of a disaster and help raise awareness of space applications and technologies in these situations.

CONTACT US

If you want more information, feel free to complete the form below or send an email to ssta@space.org.sg.

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