Event Information

Summit Arrangements

Country Delegation

  • Each Country Delegation may comprise up to four (4) official delegates and a maximum of two (2) Observers.
  • Official delegates should comprise a Minister-level representative as the head of the delegation, a maximum of two teacher union leaders and one teaching professional.

Summit Proceedings

  • The Summit will take place at the Raffles City Convention Centre (Collyer and Padang Room on Level 4). A layout of the Summit venue can be found here.
  • Official delegates will be assigned seats at the main table. Observers may take their seats in the audience section of the conference room.
  • To request the floor to speak, official delegates should follow these steps:
    • Press the button on the conference microphone once. This action will notify the moderators of your intention to speak, which will be displayed on their screen. A green light will also be activated on your microphone indicating that your request has been received.
    • When called upon, press the button again to turn on your microphone. A red light will indicate that your microphone is now active.
    • Press the button once more to turn off the microphone.
    Interventions should not exceed two (2) minutes to allow as many countries to participate as possible.

Country Delegation Meeting

  • Country delegations will meet on the last day of the Summit (24 April 2024, Wednesday) for an hour to discuss and prepare their policy priorities for 2024.
  • Delegations will meet in the Canning Room. Advance booking is not required.
  • Each country delegation should prepare the following using the template found here:
    • one key insight from the Summit; and
    • three top commitments for the coming year.
  • The completed template should be uploaded to the following link before the end of the allocated time of one hour (please indicate your country in the file name):
  • Country delegations are required to bring their own electronic devices to fill in and submit the template.

Bilateral Meetings

  • All Country POCs (as indicated during the registration process) will receive a list of all Country POCs via email by mid-March 2024. Delegations may use the list to contact the relevant Country POC to arrange a bilateral meeting at a mutually suitable date and time.
  • If a bilateral meeting room is required, the requesting Country POC should submit a request through this form. Country POCs will receive an email confirmation with the date, time and assigned meeting room from the ISTP organisers once arrangements are made.
  • Each meeting room will be able to accommodate a maximum of 10 delegates (up to five (5) delegates from each country).
  • The list of Country POCs will be refreshed periodically based on the latest registration data. Country POCs will receive an updated list every Friday at 4.00 pm (Singapore time).

School and Institution Visits

  • Information on the school/institution visits, as well as the form for delegations to indicate their ranked order of schools and institutions to visit will be made available in due course.

Chatham House Rule

  • Summit Sessions 1, 2 and 3 will come under the Chatham House Rule, which states that ‘participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.’ This includes postings on social media. Following the rule will facilitate open discussions among Ministers, union leaders and participants of ISTP 2024.


Raffles City Convention Centre

The Summit will take place at the Raffles City Convention Centre (RCCC), which is conveniently situated within the same building as the accommodations provided for all. Boasting versatile spaces and facilities conducive for official meetings, the RCCC will ensure a seamless and productive conference experience. With its proximity to a variety of amenities, the venue is an ideal location for both business and leisure. Click here for a layout of the Summit venue.

Swissôtel the Stamford

Swissôtel the Stamford offers guest rooms with unparalleled views of Singapore’s cityscape. Surrounded by an array of shops and restaurants, the hotel caters to the diverse needs of both business and leisure travellers. Conveniently situated above the City Hall Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station, it provides guests with ease of travel to explore the city.

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay captivates visitors with its serene beauty and thoughtful design. Spanning 101 hectares, this urban oasis intertwines lush greenery with innovative technology. From the Flower Dome, the towering Supertree Grove, to the misty Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay is a testament to Singapore’s commitment to sustainability and in harmonising nature with urban living.

Getting there

From Airport to Hotel/Summit venue

A two-way airport transfer will be provided for each country’s Head of Delegation and accompanying members who arrive and/or depart on the same flights. The ISTP organisers will contact the Country POCs to obtain the delegation’s flight information to arrange airport transfers.

For delegation members arriving or departing on different flights, please refer to the available public transport options for travel between the airport and the hotel/Summit venue.

  • By Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) – Approximate travel time: 65 mins
    • Take the MRT from Changi Airport station (CG2) to Tanah Merah station (EW4).
    • Alight at Tanah Merah station (EW4) and transfer to the East West Line towards Tuas Link station.
    • Board the MRT and alight at City Hall station (EW13).
    • Walk for 5 mins and arrive at the hotel/Summit venue.
  • By Bus – Approximate travel time: 90 mins
    • Take bus 36 from Changi Airport Terminal 2’s Basement Bus Terminal.
    • Travel 22 stops and alight at Capitol Building, Bus stop (95019).
    • Walk for 6 mins and arrive at the hotel/Summit venue.
  • By Taxi – Approximate travel time: 20 mins
    • Taxis are available for hire at the taxi stands in the Arrival areas of all Terminals. All taxi fares are metered.
  • By Private Hire – Approximate travel time: 20 mins
    • Delegates can also book private hire cars from Grab, Gojek, Tada or Ryde via the respective transport providers’ mobile application, downloadable on Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
    • Upon receiving a booking confirmation, proceed to the desginated Arrival pick-up points for the private hire vehicles to wait for the car.
Travel to/from other venues in the official programme

Transport to/from all venues within the official programme will be arranged by the organisers.

Useful Information

  • Immigrations and Customs
  • Arrival – To ensure a smooth journey, delegates arriving in Singapore should comply with entry and public health requirements. Additionally, please refer to the Customs Guide for detailed information on customs formalities and clearance procedures for incoming travellers.
  • Departure – While there are currently no restrictions imposed when departing from Singapore, delegates should adhere to the entry requirements set by the countries they are travelling to.
  • Tourist Refund Scheme
  • The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) allows travellers to claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid on eligible goods purchased from participating retailers, provided these goods are brought out of Singapore via Changi International Airport or Seletar Airport. Delegates who wish to claim a refund may find more information here.
  • Climate
  • Singapore enjoys a consistent tropical climate year-round, making it an attractive destination for travellers seeking warmth and sunshine. In April, temperatures typically range from 25 to 31 degrees Celsius, creating ideal conditions for exploring the city. While occasional rain showers may occur, particularly in the afternoons, they are usually brief and followed by clear skies. Despite the chance of rain, April offers an excellent opportunity to enjoy Singapore’s lush greenery, vibrant landscape and rich cultural heritage.
  • Time Zone
  • Singapore operates on Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +8) and does not observe daylight savings.
  • Currency and Available Modes of Payment
  • The official currency in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar (SGD). Cash is widely accepted across the country, with currency exchange services readily available at airports, banks and conveniently located money changers in hotels and shopping malls.
  • Major credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are also commonly used at hotels, restaurants, shops and tourist attractions. Additionally, mobile payment apps such as Apple Pay and Google Pay are prevalent, providing convenient and secure payment options.
  • Drinking Water
  • In Singapore, tap water is safe for consumption, and bottled water is readily available for purchase at convenience stores and supermarkets. Alternatively, delegates may choose to fill their own bottles at filtered drinking water dispensers, available in hotel rooms. This promotes sustainability and reduces single-use plastics.
  • Delegates are encouraged to stay hydrated and drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day, especially in Singapore’s climate.
  • Electricity
  • In Singapore, the standard voltage is 230 volts AC, with a frequency of 50Hz. The sockets used are Type G, featuring three rectangular prongs. Delegates from countries with different voltage or socket types should ensure they bring along a compatible travel adaptor.
  • International Dial Code
  • The international dialing code for Singapore is +65. To call a Singaporean number, delegates may dial +65 followed by the number they wish to call.
  • Emergency Phone Numbers
    • Police Emergencies: 999
    • Police Hotline: 1800 255 0000
    • Ambulance and Fire Service: 995
    • Non-Emergency Ambulance Service: 1777
  • Onsite Registration and Helpdesk
    Delegates are required to present a copy of the confirmation email containing QR codes in order to collect their conference badges and welcome packs. This should be completed before the start of Day 1. The registration counter will be situated on Level 4 of the Raffles City Convention Centre and will be operational at the following times:
    • 21 April (Sun): 3.00pm – 10.00pm
    • 22 April (Mon): 7.30am – 6.00pm
    • 23 April (Tue): 7.30am – 6.00pm
    • 24 April (Wed): 7.30am – 6.00pm
  • Conference Badge
  • The conference badge must be worn at all times throughout the event for identification purposes.
  • Dress Code
    • Summit Sessions, Gala Dinner and Ministerial Dinner: Office attire with jacket, no tie
    • School & Institution Visits: Office attire
  • Internet
    Free wireless internet will be available at the Summit venue.
    • SSID: Fairmont_Meeting
    • Password: feelwelcome


Country Delegation Meetings Template:
RCC Layout:
OECD ISTP 2024 Background Report:
ISTP 2023 Report:
EI ISTP 2024 Briefing: