Registration FAQ

  1. Where can I register for the WCS Conference Pass?
    You may register at www.gevme.com/world-cities-summit-2024. All currency listed is in Singapore Dollars (SGD). All Conference Delegate Pass registration fees are subject to the prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 9%.

  2. Who is GEVME?
    GEVME is the official registration portal for WCS 2024.

  3. Which programmes can I access with the WCS Conference Delegate Pass?
    The WCS Delegate Pass provides access to the Industry Night, Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Lecture and Forum, WCS plenaries and sessions, WCS Science of Cities Symposium and the exhibition. The pass also includes tea breaks, lunches but EXCLUDES Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Award Ceremony and Banquet, Asia Infrastructure Forum, and Site Visits (prices to be updated separately).

  4. How much is the Early Bird promotional discount?
    Those who register for the Early Bird promotional discount will enjoy 20% off the full price ticket of SGD $2,500 (before GST). To enjoy the Early Bird price of SGD $2,000 (before GST), full payment must be received before the end of the Early Bird period.

  5. When is the Early Bird promotion valid till?
    The early bird promotion will run from now till 15 April 2024, 1200hrs (GMT+8). To enjoy the Early Bird price of SGD $2,000 (before GST), full payment must be received before the end of the Early Bird period. Should you be unable to make full payment before the Early Bird period, you will have to re-register for a full price WCS Conference Pass.

  6. What currency are prices quoted in?
    All prices are quoted in Singapore Dollars (SGD).

  7. I’ve completed my registration and received a “Payment Pending” email. When should I complete my payment by?
    Registration fees should be settled in full at least seven (7) working days prior to event commencement to avoid any delays in on-site registration and badge collection.

  8. What payment methods are available?
    Payment can be made online via credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, JCB and Unionpay), wallet payment methods (Grabpay and Alipay), and PAYNOW.

    For government agencies who are unable to complete your payment via these online methods, Telegraphic Transfer is available. Payment will be made to our appointed Event Organiser Unearthed Productions Pte Ltd. If you require any further assistance, please contact us at worldcitiessummit@mnd.gov.sg.

  9. My staff is registering on my behalf, what information will they need?
    To facilitate staff registering and liaising on behalf of their principals, a field to input an Assistant’s information will be made available. The assistant will need to provide their name, contact information (phone and email address). If these fields are completed, the listed assistant will be CC-ed in the delegate’s registration-related emails (e.g., acknowledgement emails, confirmation emails, etc).

  10. How do I know my registration is completed?
    Your registration will be completed when full payment has been accepted. Organisers reserve the right to review your registration application. You will receive a “Registration Confirmation” email with important information for your participation at WCS 2024.

  11. How can I register for site visits taking place at WCS?
    Registration for Site Visits will be made available to Conference Delegates at a later date. For the latest information, check our website or subscribe to our mailing list.

  12. How can I make changes to my registration details?
    If you may need to make changes to any of your registration details, please reach out to info@worldcities.com.sg. Registration for site visits will be made available for delegates to return to register for these sessions at a later date.

Event FAQ

  1. What is the World Cities Summit (WCS)?
    The Summit is a biennial global platform that convenes Government, Thought Leaders, Experts and Businesses to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions, inspire conversations on cities and to forge new partnerships.

    Over 2,500 in-person delegates and trade visitors from more than 50 countries attended WCS 2022, of which there were 72 high level delegates (12 Ministers and 60 Mayors).

  2. When and where will the Summit take place in 2024?
    The Summit will take place from 2 to 4 June 2024 in Singapore. We will share details on the venue at a later date.

  3. In what format will the Summit take place in 2024?
    The Summit will be held as a fully physical event.

  4. What edition is the WCS 2024?
    This will be the 9th edition of the World Cities Summit, which has been held every alternate year since 2008. The annual WCS Mayors Forum will be the 13th edition since its inception in 2010, while the annual WCS Young Leaders Symposium will be into its 10th edition since 2014.

  5. What can I look forward to at the Summit in 2024?
    The theme of WCS 2024 is Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Rejuvenate, Reinvent, Reimagine. It conveys the need for cities to rejuvenate, reinvent and reimagine to become smart, resilient and regenerative cities of the future.

    WCS 2024 has a main conference, an academic track, an exhibition and site visits.

    The main conference comprises the WCS Opening Plenary and five thematic tracks: Cities for People, Resilient & Regenerative Cities, Smart Cities, Sustainable Financing of Cities and Future Cities. 

    The WCS Opening Plenary features an Opening Address by Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, a Special Address by our Guest of Honour and a Ministerial panel.

    Future Cities Plenary 2 serves as the WCS Closing Plenary and will feature a Closing Address by Indranee Rajah, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance and National Development.

    There are two Plenaries in each of the thematic tracks, and these include a keynote address and a moderated panel discussion. In particular.

    The thematic tracks will also have in-depth sessions, special convenings and roundtables organised with strategic partners to ensure a rich and diverse discussion.

    The WCS Science of Cities Symposium is the Summit’s academic track. The Symposium convenes international researchers, city, and industry leaders to share their scientific insights and methodologies on tackling urban challenges.

    Finally, co-located events, held alongside WCS, are organised by our partners to complement the Summit’s main programme.

  6. What language will WCS be held in? Will there be translation services for other languages?
    WCS will be conducted in English.

    Mayors requiring translators may be accompanied by a whispering translator at the WCS Mayors Forum. Simultaneous interpretation may be provided at selected sessions on a case-by-case basis.

  7. What is the dress code for WCS?
    The dress code for WCS sessions is office attire. Delegates could consider bringing along a jacket or blazer as the venue is air-conditioned.

    WCS Mayors Forum dress code: Business casual – jacket, no tie for men, executive wear with jacket for women, or national dress

    Lee Kuan Yew Prize Award Ceremony & Banquet dress code: Black-tie or national wear.

  8. How can I participate as a:
    • Speaker or moderator
    • Sponsor

    For speaking opportunities please email us at worldcitiessummit@mnd.gov.sg, with “Subject: Speaking Opportunity at WCS 2024”

    For partnership or sponsorship opportunities, please fill in this form.

  9. What COVID-19 safety measures will be in place for the Summit in 2024?
    Singapore has stepped down all COVID-19 measures since February 2023, and mask wearing is not required except in healthcare settings. However, do practise good personal hygiene and wear a mask if you are unwell.

    There will be hand sanitising stations throughout the Summit and masks will be available. Note: If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms, please isolate.

  10. I wish to attend the Summit in 2024. What are the travel requirements to Singapore?
    Singapore welcomes all visitors! Since February 2023, there are no longer any Covid-19 measures for travellers to Singapore, regardless of vaccination status or traveller profile. If you are travelling to Singapore, do check out the latest travel and testing requirements.