Enzyme Engineering XXVII

Singapore Skyline

October 1-6, 2023

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About This Conference

The Enzyme Engineering Conference is the leading international forum for discussion of enzyme engineering technology and applications. Enzyme Engineering XXVII (October 1- 6, 2023) is the first conference of this series, started in 1971, to be held in Singapore. Experts from around the globe will be on hand to present on a range of topics that should spark stimulating discussions. The specific topics that will be discussed at this meeting should be of interest to experts in the field and those who are just getting started or want to learn how enzyme engineering could be applied to their research. 

The specific topics will include:

  • Computational Tools for Enzyme Engineering
  • New Technologies for Enzyme Engineering
  • Novel Enzymes 
  • Enzyme Engineering in Synthetic Biology
  • Enzyme Engineering for Medical Applications 
  • Process Engineering 
  • Enzyme Engineering for Sustainability

The confirmed speakers to date include: 

Ikuro Abe, University of Tokyo, Japan; David Ackerley, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; Yasuhisa Asano, Toyama Prefectural University, Japan; David Baker, University of Washington, US; Andreas Bommarius, Georgia Institute of Technology, US; Uwe Bornscheuer, University of Greifswald, Germany;Stephanie Burton, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Pimchai Chaiyen, Vidyasirimedhi Inistitute of Science and Technology, Thailand; Zixin Deng, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China;. Byung-Gee Kim, Seoul National University, Korea; Zhaoxun Liang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Joelle Pelletier, University of Montreal, Canada; John Woodley, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark; Li-Rong Yang, Zhejiang University, China; Wen Shan Yew, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Huimin Zhao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US

We invite the submission of abstracts and hope to see you in Singapore.

Conference Organization

Ang Ee Lui
Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation, A*STAR, Singapore

Yan Feng
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Li Zhi
National University of Singapore

Confirmed Speakers

Zixin Deng
Shanghai Jiaotong University


Uwe Bornscheuer
University of Greifswald

Huimin Zhao

Huimin Zhao
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Andreas S. Bommarius | Georgia Tech School of Chemical & Biomolecular  Engineering

Andreas Bommarius
Georgia Institute of Technology

John Woodley

John Woodley
Technical University of Denmark


Yasuhisa Asano
Toyama Prefectural University

Per Berglund
KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Ikuro Abe
University of Tokyo


Byung-Gee Kim
Seoul National University


Pimchai Chaiyen
Vidyasirimedhi Inistitute of Science and Technology

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Joelle Pelletier
University of Montreal


David Ackerley
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand 

Yew Wen Shan

Wen Shan Yew
National University of Singapore

Liang Zhao-Xun

Zhaoxun Liang
Nanyang Technological University

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Stephanie Burton
University of Pretoria
South Africa 

Li-Rong Yang
Zhejiang University

Session Descriptions

Information coming soon.

Abstracts Submission

One-page abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the deadlines noted below. The abstract should include both the significance of the research as well as results that will be discussed in order to allow a scientific assessment of the work by the organizers. Please indicate the two most relevant topics for which you are submitting your abstract and whether the abstract should be considered for an oral or poster presentation. 

The specific topics will include:

  • Computational Tools for Enzyme Engineering
  • New Technologies for Enzyme Engineering
  • Novel Enzymes 
  • Enzyme Engineering in Synthetic Biology
  • Enzyme Engineering for Medical Applications 
  • Process Engineering 
  • Enzyme Engineering for Sustainability

Only a limited number of oral presentation slots are available. Thus all submissions for oral sessions will be considered for both oral and poster presentation.

All abstracts should be submitted electronically.

Please prepare your abstract according to this template: docx or doc.

Deadline for abstracts for oral presentations:                   July 15, 2023
Deadline for abstracts for poster presentations:               September 15, 2023

Awards will be presented for the overall best poster and for the top three student posters.

Enzyme Engineering Award – Call for Nominations

The Award

A piece of Steuben glassware, appropriately engraved for the awardee from Genencor; a certificate, signed and dated by an officer of Engineering Conferences International (ECI), and a financial award of US$3,000 from ECI.

The award will be presented in the names of Engineering Conferences International and Genencor.

The Presentation

The 2023 Award will be presented by the Chairs of the 27th International Conference on Enzyme Engineering in October 2023 in Singapore.

The awardee is to deliver an address during the conference, a requirement for acceptance.


The award is based on any or all of the following:

  • New discoveries, research, process or device development or methodology relating to scientific or engineering achievements in the area of enzyme engineering.
  • Outstanding contributions of a scientific or engineering nature in the design, operation or management of facilities, processes or devices based primarily on enzyme engineering.
  • Distinguished service towards the development and growth of enzyme engineering.

Awardees may be from academic, governmental, industrial, or other organizations anywhere in the world and there are no age restrictions.


Nominations are now being accepted. They are to include:

  1. One letter of nomination which is to include:
    • a. Curriculum vitae (personal data, professional experience, list of publications and patents) of nominee.
    • b. Record of contributions, with specific evidence of outstanding achievements.
    • c. Paragraph citing the key factors on which the nomination is based.
  2. Two letters of recommendation.

The complete nomination package should be submitted in an electronic form as a single PDF file with the name of the nominee, and should include the scanned, signed letters of support.  This file is to be sent to Barbara@engconfintl.org.

No special forms are required; however, the packet must be complete at the time of submission. Questions should be submitted to Barbara Hickernell at Barbara@engconfintl.org with the subject line 2021 Enzyme Engineering Award Question.


The deadline for receipt of completed nomination packets is April 30, 2023.


The Award Committee will review the nominations and recommend a candidate to the Executive Committee of the Enzyme Engineering Conference for approval.

The Executive Chair of the conference shall notify the nominee in advance of the conference, to ensure his or her willingness to accept the award, be present for its presentation and deliver the required address.

Hak-Sung Kim – 2023 Enzyme Engineering Awardee

The 2023 Enzyme Engineering Award is given to Professor Hak-Sung Kim of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Prof. Kim is honored with this award for his sustained groundbreaking research in the field of enzyme technology with a focus on the design of new biocatalysts, development of tools for advancing enzyme engineering, a role of conformational dynamics of enzyme, and integrating biocatalysis with metabolic engineering. His work has led to commercial processes among a large number of innovations, and he has been a leading figure in Korea, across Asia and in the worldwide enzyme technology/biocatalysis community in driving new discoveries and technologies. 

Prof. Kim is a key driver in integrating biocatalysis with a wide range of disciplines, including synthetic and analytical chemistry, molecular biology and biochemistry, and metabolic pathway engineering. His publications are of both substance and impact, leading to revolutionary advances in enzyme engineering. He developed a unique methodology to graft functional elements onto enzymes to alter enzyme function, demonstrating the natural evolution process of enzymes. He also integrated molecular dynamics simulations and directed evolution into rational protein design, greatly enhancing the efficiency and success rate beyond independent rational and molecular evolution techniques. In addition, Prof. Kim has developed a wide array of important tools for the enzyme engineer. To advance molecular evolution and enzyme design, he developed an antisense RNA-based high-throughput screening system for directed evolution of quorum-quenching enzymes. This resulted in a significant reduction in false-positive rates, a critical problem in such screening methodologies. This approach resulted in advancing the integration of enzyme engineering with metabolic engineering, particularly the ability to rationally design a specific enzyme in a metabolic pathway to improve product yield. 

 He is the discoverer of “repebody”, which is a repeat protein scaffold consisting of varying numbers of consecutive homologous-structural modules of 20–40 amino acid residues with characteristic secondary structures. Armed with this structural knowledge, Prof. Kim developed repebody-drug conjugates with high selectivity and efficacy toward tumor cells, an immensely important field of emerging therapeutics today. Extending this approach, Prof. Kim targeted very specific disease-based proteins, and recently founded a start-up ProEn Therapeutics, which is targeting disease-related enzymes and tumor associated antigens for developing potential therapeutic agents against various diseases and cancers.

Prof. Kim also integrated enzyme design with complex molecular dynamics tools and demonstrated how protein dynamics dictate the binding and dissociation of a ligand through a single-molecule kinetic analysis of specific enzyme engineered mutants. Such a discovery provided direct evidence that protein conformational dynamics plays a crucial role in ligand binding and dissociation. Based on this finding, Prof. Kim engineered the chorismate-pyruvate lyase to relieve product inhibition by increasing the intrinsic dynamics of the enzyme. Sever product inhibition of the enzyme has limited its practical applications. The engineered enzyme has been successfully integrated into the shikimate pathway of Corynebacterium glutamicum to produce diverse aromatic compounds. Because the role of conformational dynamics in enzyme catalysis is still in early stage of study, those approaches are highly noteworthy in practice.

Prof. Kim has been extremely productive, with 235 peer-reviewed publications and an inventor on 45 international patents/patent applications, many of which have been licensed to companies in Korea and elsewhere, and several leading to commercial processes. He has graduated 62 Ph.D. students, thereby providing a pipeline of researchers in Korea and elsewhere in both academia and industry. Indeed, around 15 of his former Ph.D. students are now faculty members at top universities worldwide, and many former students are CEOs or senior directors at start-up ventures or large corporations. He has also made great contributions to the enzyme engineering profession. He organized the Enzyme Engineering XVIII meeting in 2005, which was the first of such meetings in Korea, and indeed, this meeting resulted in the tremendous growth of biocatalysis in Korea. He has served as president of the Korean Society of Enzyme Engineering. He served as chair of the 13th China-Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Enzyme Engineering, which promotes collaboration and communication among East Asian enzyme engineering communities and between academia and industry. Finally, closer to home, he has taken on a series of critical leadership roles at KAIST, including serving as Dean of the College of Life Sciences and Bioengineering. Prof. Kim has received a great many awards of recognition from Korean government and KAIST as well as Korea scientific communities.

For these contributions, Engineering Conferences International is proud to award the 2023 Enzyme Engineering Award to Prof. Hak-Sung Kim of KAIST.

Poster Awards

Oustanding Posters

Bryan Jones
Bio-Techne, USA
“Engineering a hyperactive TcBuster transposase for efficient gene delivery for cell therapy applications”

Irmantas Rokaitis
Biomatter, Lithuania
“Unlocking the potential of enzyme engineering withintelligent architectural platform”

Cher Ling Tong
University of Minnesota, USA
“Nature-inspired engineering of an artificial RNA lignase created by in vitro selection”

Merit Posters

Ruben M. de Boer
Technical University of Denmark
“Biocatalytic synthesis of indigo and indicant for blue denim dyeing”

Ryota Hagihara
Kyowa Hakko Bio, Japan
“Construction of artificial biosynthetic pathways for L-theanine production in Escherichia coli”

Sirus Kongjaroon
VISTEC, Thailand
“Improving the thermostability of tryptophan-2-monooxygenase by semi-rational engineering”

Sarah Messenger
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
“Metagenomic domain substitution for the high-throughput creation of non-ribosomal peptide analogues”

Abigail Sharrock
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
“Engineering bacterial nitroreductases for anticancer gene therapy and targeted cell ablation”

Conference Fees and Registration

Conference Fees

The conference fee includes the following: conference registration, access to conference App w/abstracts, accommodations (nights of Sunday (Oct. 1), Monday (Oct. 2), Tuesday (Oct. 3), Wednesday (Oct. 4), Thursday (Oct. 5) and five breakfasts, four lunches, four dinners, and coffee breaks and snacks.  Dinner on Wednesday is on your own. The excursion on Wednesday evening (which will include dinner) is optional. Incidental fees (telephone calls, spa, laundry, minibar etc.) are billed to your personal account by the hotel.

Local residents of Singapore who wish to participate in the conference and who will not need a hotel room should contact Kathy Chan.


The conference fees are:

Register on or before  Sept. 1, 2023 Register after 
Sept. 1, 2023
Participant (single occupancy or sharing room with a guest; guest fee additional) US $3,390 US $3,590
Participant (sharing a room with another participant) US $2,860 US $3,060
Bona fide Graduate Student (sharing a room with another student) (Those in this category must upload proof of current status during registration – copy of current Student ID or a letter from your University confirming your student status) US $2,385 US $2,585
Bona fide Graduate Student (single occupancy or sharing room with a guest; guest fee additional) (Those in this category must upload proof of current status during registration – copy of current Student ID or a letter from your University confirming your student status) US $2,915 US $3,115
**Fees for Guest/accompanying person sharing bedroom with a participant. (Includes all conference included meals and excursion)
Guests/accompanying persons may not attend technical sessions.
US $1,050 US $1,050

If you plan to bring children to the conference, please contact Kathy Chan for pricing.

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Special Notes and Payment Instructions

We suggest that you register as soon as possible to be certain that you will have a hotel room at the conference rate.  

All participants are encouraged to register before September 1, 2023There is a discounted price for registering before this date.  Hotel space cannot be guaranteed for registrations received after this date.  Your registration is not officially confirmed until we receive payment of the amount due.  ECI reserves the right to cancel your room registration if payment is not received or your vaccination proof is invalid. Your invoice/receipt will automatically be e-mailed upon of receipt of your registration.  Should you need a signed receipt, please contact Kathy Chan.

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received by ECI in writing at least 28 days prior to the start of the conference in order for a full refund (less a processing fee) to be considered. The ECI auditors require that refunds for all conference cancellations be processed after the conference so that the necessary back-up information (e.g., hotel list of those in-house) can be attached to the refund request and ECI can verify that the hotel has not charged a cancellation fee.

Cancellation fees:

  • Cancellations received more than 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a processing fee of 4% of the total fee, plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 15 – 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $250 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 8 – 14 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $500 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the conference start date.
  • No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather or travel disruptions/cancellations.

Registrations may be transferred without incurring any penalty or cancellation fee.

Denied or delayed visa

If a participant is forced to cancel due to a denied or delayed entry visa, ECI will issue a full refund if ECI has been notified of a potential visa issue at least four weeks prior to the conference start date.

Change of payment method

If an attendee who has already paid the conference fee with a credit card requests that the fee be refunded to that card so that it can be paid in a different manner (e.g., charged to an alternate credit card, or paid via check or bank transfer), a processing fee of 4% of the total fee amount will apply.


It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of ECI to alter the content and timing of the program or the identity of the speakers. In the unfortunate circumstance that an event is cancelled, ECI is not liable for any costs incurred by participants in connection with their attendance.

Smoking is prohibited at ECI conferences and conference functions. 

Should you have specific questions regarding your registration, please contact Kathy Chan.

The Engineering Conferences International conferences calendar and other information can be found on the ECI web site: www.engconfintl.org

Pre and Post Conference Hotel Reservation Form

If you are arriving early or staying after the conference and wish to extend your stay in the conference hotel, please download and complete the Pre/Post Conference Reservation form posted below and send it directly to the conference hotel. ECI does not guarantee or pay for rooms reserved before or after the conference – you must reserve extra nights directly with the hotel and you are responsible for paying the hotel directly for any extra nights.

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Conference Sponsors

Japanese Society of Enzyme Engineering
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Package A: $1,500 

  • Name of Company on Sponsor List in Program 
  • Company Logo displayed on screen between sessions 

Package B: $3,000 

  • Half-page ad in digital program 
  • Name of Company on Sponsor List in Program 
  • Company Logo displayed on screen between sessions 

Package C: $5,000 

  • Full page ad in digital program 
  • Sponsor a Coffee Break 
  • Name of Company on Sponsor List in Program 
  • Company logo & link on conference website 
  • Company Logo displayed on screen between sessions 

Package D: $7,500 

  • Sponsor a Scientific Session or Workshop including oral introduction  
  • Full page ad in digital program 
  • Name of Company on Sponsor List in Program 
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Package E: $10,000 

  • Table of company information 
  • Full page ad in digital program 
  • Name of Company on Sponsor List in Program 
  • Company logo & link on conference website  
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Package F: $20,000 

  • Table of company information 
  • Company information packet available in attendees’ registration materials • Company logo and link on conference website  
  • Full page ad in digital program  
  • Company logo displayed on screen between sessions 
  • Name of company on sponsor list in program 

ECI Associate Director Kevin Korpics (kevin@engconfintl.org, +1-212-514-6760) may be  contacted for invoicing and questions. Payment can be made via bank transfer, check or credit  card. Note that a 3.5% transaction fee applies to contributions made by credit card. Please note that none of the sponsor packages include any free or  discounted registrations for attendees from sponsor companies.

Past Conferences in This Series

Enzyme Engineering
August 9-13, 1971
New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire
Conference Chair:
L.B. Wingard, Jr., SUNY Buffalo

Enzyme Engineering II
August 5-10, 1973
New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire
Conference Chairs:
L. B. Wingard, Jr., University of Pittsburgh
E. K. Pye, University of Pennsylvania

Enzyme Engineering III
August 3-8, 1975
Reed College, Portland, Oregon 
Conference Chairs:
E. K. Pye, University of Pennsylvania
Howard H. Weetall, Corning Glass Works

Enzyme Engineering IV
September 25–30, 1977
Bad Neuenahr, W. Germany 
Conference Chairs:
G. Manecke, der Freie Universität Berlin
L. B. Wingard, Jr., University of Pittsburgh

Enzyme Engineering V
July 29-August 3, 1979 
New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire
Conference Chairs:
Howard H. Weetall, Corning Glass Works
G. P. Royer, University of Delaware

Enzyme Engineering VI
September 20-26, 1981 
Kashikojima, Japan 
Conference Chairs:
S. Fukui, Kyoto University
I. Chibata, Tanabe Seiyaku Co.

Enzyme Engineering VII
September 25-30, 1983
White Haven, Pennsylvania 
Conference Chair:
Allen I. Laskin, Exxon Research & Eng. Co.

Enzyme Engineering VIII
September 22-27, 1985 
Elsinor, Denmark 
Conference Chair:
Klaus Mosbach, University of Lund

Enzyme Engineering IX
October 4-9, 1987
Santa Barbara, California 
Conference Chairs:
Harvey W. Blanch, University of California, Berkeley
Alexander M. Klibanov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Enzyme Engineering X
September 24-29, 1989 
Kashikojima, Japan 
Conference Chair:
H. Okada, University of Osaka

Enzyme Engineering XI
September 22-27, 1991 
Kona, Hawaii 
Conference Chairs:
David A. Estell, Genencor
Douglas S. Clark, University of California, Berkeley

Enzyme Engineering XII
September 19-24, 1993 
Deauville, France 
Conference Chairs:
Daniel Thomas, University of Technology of Compiègne
Marie Dominique Legoy, University of Technology of Compiègne

Enzyme Engineering XIII
October 15-20, 1995 
San Diego, California 
Conference Chairs:
Jon Dordick, University of Iowa
Alan Russell, University of Pittsburgh

Enzyme Engineering XIV
October 12-17, 1997 
Beijing, China 
Conference Chairs:
Yao-Ting Yu, Nankai University
Gao-Xiang Li, Academia Sinica

Enzyme Engineering XV
October 10-15, 1999 
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 
Conference Chairs:
David Anton, DuPont 
Frances H. Arnold, California Institute of Technology 
Robert Kelly, North Carolina State University

Enzyme Engineering XVI
October 7-12, 2001 
Potsdam, Germany 
Conference Chairs:
Frieder W. Scheller, University of Potsdam
Christian Wandrey, Research Center Jülich
Oreste Ghisalba, Novartis Pharma AG

Enzyme Engineering XVII
November 9-14, 2003 
Santa Fe, New Mexico 
Conference Chairs:
Stephen Benkovic, Pennsylvania State University 
Chi-Huey Wong, Scripps Research Institute
Jeffrey Moore, Merck & Co., Inc.
Birgit Kosjek, Merck & Co., Inc.

Enzyme Engineering XVIII
October 9-14, 2005 
Gyeong-ju, Korea
Conference Chairs:
Hak-Sung Kim, KAIST, Korea 
Ji-Yong Song, LG Life Sciences, Ltd, Korea
Tae-Kwang Oh, Korea Research Inst.of Biosciences & Biotech, Korea 
Moon-Hee Sung, Kookmin University, Korea 

Enzyme Engineering XIX
September 23-28, 2007
British Columbia, Canada
Conference Chairs:
Romas Kazlauskas, University of Minnesota
Stefan Lutz, Emory University
David Estell, Danisco/Genencor

Enzyme Engineering XX
September 20-24, 2009
Groningen, the Netherlands 
Conference Chairs:
Dick Janssen, University of Groninger
Oliver May, DSM Pharmaceutical Products
Andreas Bommarius, Georgia Institute of Technology

Enzyme Engineering XXI
September 18-22, 2011 
Vail, Colorado 
Conference Chairs:
Lori Giver, Codexis
Steve Withers, University of British Columbia

Enzyme Engineering XXII
September 22-26, 2013 
Toyama, Japan
Conference Chairs:
Yasuhisa Asano, Toyama Prefectural University
Jun Ogawa, Kyoto University
Yoshihiko Yasohara, Keneka Corp.

Enzyme Engineering XXIII
September 6-11, 2015
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
Conference Chairs:
Jon Dale Stewart, University of Florida
Robert DiCosimo, DuPont Industrial Biosciences

Enzyme Engineering XXIV
September 24-28, 2017
Toulouse, France
Conference Chairs:|
Pierre Monsan, Toulouse White Biotechnology, France
Magali Remaud-Simeon, LISBP-INSA, University of Toulouse, France

Enzyme Engineering XXV
October 15-19, 2019
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Conference Chairs:
Huimin Zhao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA 
John Wo

Enzyme Engineering XXVI
May 22-27, 2022
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Conference Chairs:
Andy Bommarius, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA 
Vesna Mitchell, Codexis, USA
Doug Fuerst, GSK, USA

Hotel Information

ParkRoyal Hotel, Singapore

ParkRoyal Hotel Beach Road
7500 Beach Road
Singapore 199591

Located at one of Singapore’s cultural enclaves, the 346-room ParkRoyal on Beach Road is adjacent to the famous Haji Lane (Possibly the narrowest street in Singapore, this back alley is filled with shophouses built in the 19th century that are now homes to quaint little cafes, cool bars, lifestyle shops and indie boutiques with fascinating graffiti walls). With easy access to two nearby MRT stations, the hotel is just minutes away from the Central Business District, the Singapore Sports Hub and all other key destinations in the island. It is contemporary in design and features the latest technology. Guests may also enjoy a wide variety of cuisines at the hotel, ranging from authentic Sichuan dishes, dim sum and tea appreciation at Tian Fu Tea Room, to a popular local and international cuisines at Ginger. 

ParkRoyal Hotel, Singapore

The hotel is also home to the flagship St. Gregory spa located at the hotel’s dedicated Wellness Floor, a fully equipped gym, a fitness studio and a sprawling swimming pool with a scenic city skyline as its backdrop.  The bedrooms feature high-speed broadband Internet access, cable/satellite TV, coffee/tea makers, air conditioning and daily housekeeping, a desk, safe and iron/ironing board.  Room service is available and there is paid parking. 

ParkRoyal Hotel, Singapore


Singapore Travel Tips – a Video

Founded in 1819 as a British trading colony, Singapore declared independence on  August 16. Over the next five decades, the country thrived as a financial and trading hub. Through global trade links and the establishment of various Free Trade Agreements, Singapore has become a highly developed market-based economy. Although mostly urbanized, Singapore still retains its Asian charm and heritage. A cosmopolitan city of approximately 5.8 million people, with a multi-ethnic population, Singapore’s culture, arts, architecture, hospitality and cuisines all reflect the blend of the East and West.

Languages: The four official languages are English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil. English is the language of administration and is widely spoken throughout Singapore.

Climate: Singapore is warm and humid all year round. Daily temperatures average 28 degrees Celsius. Abundant rainfall can be expected during the monsoon seasons from December to March and from June to September.

Currency: The official currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD). Most foreign currencies are also accepted in major shopping centers and big department stores.

Electrical Connections:  The standard voltage in Singapore is 220 to 240 volts AC, 50 cycles per second. The country uses the type G three-pin power plug, similar to the United Kingdom. Most hotels provide adapters for electrical appliances of a different voltage on request.

Safety: Singapore is one of the safest cities in the world. It is generally safe to walk along the streets late at night. The country’s general economic prosperity and professional and effective police force contribute to the low crime rate.

Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in all air-conditioned areas (e.g. shopping centres, restaurants, cinemas, public buses, the MRT subway system, taxis, lifts), common corridors, void decks and staircases within residential buildings, outdoor hospital compounds, as well as within a five-meter radius from any entrance/exit and bus shelter. Within the Orchard Road precinct, smoking is allowed only in Designated Smoking Areas, marked by yellow boxes.

Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore

Jewel Changi Airport:  Changi Airport services 100 airlines flying to 380 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. Each week, about 7,400 flights land or depart from Changi, with more than 65.6 million passengers passing through the airport every year. 

With the opening of entertainment and retail complex at the Jewel Changi Airport in 2019, visitors can enjoy its numerous attractions, shopping and dining facilities. Linked to three passenger terminals, Jewel’s highlights include the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, an indoor garden spanning five stories and the Changi Experience Studio, with displays and interactive games that showcase Changi’s aviation history. For business and transit passengers on the go, Jewel also houses a hotel and lounge to rest and rejuvenate.

Areas to Visit in Singapore

Chinatown, Singapore

Chinatown  Lined with colorful pre-war places to visit, Chinatown is a unique mix of the old and new. Shop for an array of Chinese cultural souvenirs at the street market – from traditional clothing to opera masks. Dine outdoors amid a bustling atmosphere at the nearby Chinatown Food Street or enjoy a meal at Club Street or Keong Saik Road, where chic, urban bars and eateries inhabit the historic architecture.

Kampong Gelam, Singapore

Kampong Gelam   Set against rows of Melaleuca Places to visit trees, Kampong Gelam provides a picturesque setting to discover the Malay heritage of Singapore. Begin at the majestic Sultan Mosque to learn about Muslim traditions. Wander through the streets and browse through textiles, perfumes, and Malay artifacts as well as boutique and vintage fashion at Haji Lane; and finish with authentic Malay and Middle Eastern food on Arab Street.

Little India, Singapore

Little India    Little India bustles with the sights and sounds of authentic Indian culture. Roam the streets to find reputable North and South Indian restaurants for a taste of true Indian cuisine. Explore the roadsides and alleys and stumble upon textile, incense, and other old trade stalls, and find your way to the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, one of the oldest temples in Singapore.

Marina Bay, Singapore

Marina Bay   Marina Bay is a symbol of Singapore’s urban development. Begin with a leisurely stroll at Gardens by the Bay, or enjoy a breathtaking view of the city from the Singapore Flyer. Then stroll over to the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay to celebrate the arts. 

Orchard Road, Singapore

Orchard Road   A boulevard of style and luxury, Orchard Road is Singapore’s premier shopping district. This 2.2-km belt is lined with distinctive shopping malls, each offering a tempting array of retail, dining and entertainment.

Sentosa, Singapore

Sentosa    With an island-resort vibe, this precinct offers an inviting mix of thrill and idyll. Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium (one of the world’s largest aquariums) are located here along an international golf coursean many top spas.  There are breathtaking views while riding the Singapore Cable Car. 

Singapore River

Singapore River  With three distinctive quays – Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay — the Singapore River precinct is one of Singapore’s premier waterfront destinations. A leisurely cruise down the pristine waterway takes you past historical and contemporary landmarks. For more information on what each precinct offers, visit www.visitsingapore.com

Visa Information About Singapore

Each foreign visitor entering Singapore MUST complete a SG ARRIVAL CARD application up to three (3) days before arrival (including day of arrival) before entering the country. We highly recommend that you watch the video before starting the application process so that you
have all needed information before you begin.

For Visa Applicants: Only nationals of countries listed on the ICA web page require an entry visa.

Note that visa applicants also need a SG Arrival Card.

General Information about ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a not-for-profit, global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962 that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Poster sessions will be scheduled for evening discussion as well. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

Smoking is prohibited at ECI conferences and conference functions.

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