Congress Information

"Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities"

Congress Venue

Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre is a world-class venue located at the heart of Asia’s most integrated meetings, conventions and exhibitions hub. With versatile floor space, this award-winning venue with top-notch facilities and services is designed to cater to a diverse range of events from 10 to 20,000 persons.

It offers direct access to 5,200 hotel rooms, 1,000 retail outlets, 300 restaurants, 6 museums and a world-class performing arts centre, Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay, all within a 15-minute walk. Conveniently located adjacent to the Central Business District, it is a mere 20 minutes away from Changi International Airport.

Core Congress Dates

17-23 August 2013

The Opening Ceremony and the Exhibition Reception will take place at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre on Sunday, 18 August.


IFLA will also hold a trade exhibition at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre in conjunction with the World Library and Information Congress. Attendees are invited to visit the exhibition which will be open from the afternoon of Sunday, 18 August until Wednesday, 21 August.

Final opening hours will be included in the Congress Programme.

Please feel free to download the current Exhibition floor plan and the Exhibition and Sponsorship Prospectus.

Further instructions on how to order online via the Exhibition and Sponsorship Ordering System (ESOS®) as well as information about the IFLA WLIC 2013 are included in the Sponsorship Prospectus.

Please note the deadline for early exhibition space booking has expired on  31 January, 2013. The standard fee for exhibition space booking is applicable now.

For complete information concerning exhibition, please see Exhibition & Sponsorship

If you have any questions please email the Congress Secretariat by E-mail:


IFLA offers a range of commercial sponsorship opportunities for IFLA WLIC 2013. These can be booked online via the Exhibition and Sponsorship Ordering System (ESOS®).

For further information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact the Congress Secretariat by E-mail:

Congress Material

Congress material will be available for collection onsite at the registration desk.

Simultaneous Interpretation

Simultaneous interpretation services will be available in six languages: English, French, Russian, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin) and Arabic. This service will be available for the Opening Ceremony, the Closing Session and other selected sessions. Please look for the SI mark in the Congress Programme.

IFLA Congress Communication

IFLA will communicate news items through several channels before and during the Congress, such as the IFLA Mailing List, a Pre-Congress Newsletter, social media and a special Congress website.

IFLA WLIC 2013 Website

Information regarding the Congress will be frequently updated on the IFLA Conference website. We recommend visiting the IFLA website regularly to keep up-to-date with the latest news and information regarding IFLA WLIC 2013.

Congress Secretariat

K.I.T. Group GmbH Association & Conference Management has been appointed as the Congress Secretariat for the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2013.

IFLA Congress Secretariat
c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH – Association & Conference Management
Kurfürstendamm 71
DE-10709 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 24 60 3-314
Fax: +49 30 24 60 3-399

Last update: 12 August 2013