Asia-Pacific Special Olympics Regional Development Conference

March 6, 2017

Special Olympics leaders from 28 countries across the Asia Pacific gathered in Singapore to exchange ideas on how to do more for people with intellectual disabilities.

Leaders from 28 countries across the Asia Pacific gathered in Singapore for the annual Special Olympics Asia Pacific Regional Leadership Conference to exchange ideas and renew their commitment to create a more inclusive environment for people with intellectual disabilities through sports, health, youth outreach, and unified activities.
For the first time, the three-day conference included guest speakers and panelists from a diverse range of Government agencies and corporate heavyweights including Sport Singapore, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation,Facebook, Badminton World Federation, the Asian Football Confederation,TEDx Singapore, Microsoft Asia, Singapore Red Cross, WorldVentures Foundation, Citi Private Bank, and Lions Club Singapore.

About Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 5.5 million athletes in 172 countries. With the support of more than 1 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and over 108,000 competitions throughout the year.

The Asia Pacific region office is headquartered in Singapore, to oversee the operations of the Special Olympics Movement in 28 countries. Special Olympics Asia Pacific serves more than 1.5 million people with intellectual disabilities.