How Singapore stood out against the competition
There were two main factors why Singapore stood out against the competition. Firstly, the seamless co-location of conferences that complement each other, so delegates have the advantage of attending different conferences in one city. CLEO PR 2017 will be co-located with two other conferences in 2017: Global Photonics Conference @Singapore 2017 and OptoElectronics and Communications Conference 2017. As of this writing, Professor Shum is looking to co-locate other conferences with the three main conferences. Secondly, the strong support from key government agencies such as STB. Professor Shum cites STB’s proactive support in helping to ensure the success of this conference.