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First and largest Thailand Pavilion at Franchising & Licensing Asia

Singapore, 11 October 2016 – Anticipate the first and largest Thailand Pavilion showcasing over 30 local brands such as Black Canyon Coffee (Thailand’s largest specialty coffee and restaurants chain), Clayworks (3D art clay modelling learning centres) and Mango Tree (sister restaurant of COCA Restaurants Worldwide),at Franchising & Licensing Asia (FLAsia), the industry's iconic event.
 
FLAsia is a significant channel for introducing foreign business concepts and brands into Asia and an excellent springboard for local companies to expand overseas.
 
Presented by (FLA) Singapore, and organised by BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), the three-day event will take place from 13 – 15 October at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Level 1, Exhibition Hall B. Admission is free.
 
2016’s edition features 4 national country pavilions. Besides the Singapore Pavilion led by Franchising and Licensing Association (FLA) Singapore, there will be Japan, Thailand and Korea pavilions led by the respective government agencies. 
 
Exhibitors will present close to 200 brands (68 per cent are international brands, an 11 per cent increase from 2015), from 21 countries including Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Philippines, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America. 
 
Mr Chua Wee Phong, Executive Vice-President, Circulation, SPH and Executive Director of BizLink Exhibition Services, said: “We are delighted to continue our strong working relationship with the Franchising and Licensing Association of Singapore, to organise the 11th annual edition of FLAsia, the region’s – if not the world’s, most international franchise event.”
 
Exclusive deals and booth activities at FLAsia 2016
The 11th showing of FLAsia has brought numerous irresistible deals together under one roof for the convenience of attendees. Apart from providing free food samples, exhibitors have put out numerous deals for serious franchisees to consider. Attendees will also get the chance to participate in demos at various booths.
 
Activity highlights include:·        

THE AURACHAKRA COMPANY, Booth C23: Book Launch  The Success DNA of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs by Selina Seah -- S$19.95 (U.P. S$26.95). Receive a complimentary limited edition 2017 calendar with every copy purchased.


- THE EUREKA COOKING LAB, Booth C32: Ramen noodle-making demonstration using a state-of-the-art ramen noodle machine.


- CLAYWORKS (HANDS ON CO LTD), Booth G22: Live demonstration of Clayworks clay modelling.


- RAISE GENIUS SCHOOL, Booth G15: Showcase of education robot model set.


FLAsia also features a series of talks and presentations with the aim of helping visitors gain greater knowledge on the basics of franchising, legal aspects, intellectual property rights, and trademarks in franchising in the Southeast Asian context. View the schedule at: 
www.FranchiseLicenseAsia.com/edutalks
 
For a wholesome franchising experience, visitors are encouraged to participate in the International Conference & Workshop on 14 & 15 October. This line-up, featuring keynote speaker Allan Menagh, General Manager of Kumon Singapore, as well as Joey Garcia from Minor Food Group and Tom Luczynski from Orkin, will empower delegates with the necessary knowledge and insight on the latest developments and opportunities in Asia Pacific’s franchise industry. In addition, glean insights from intimate table discussions with industry experts in the fields of international expansion, franchisee coaching, branding, negotiating a franchise agreement, and intellectual property. View the schedule at: www.FranchiseLicenseAsia.com/conference-workshop-programme.  Fees apply.
 
Admission is free, and by registration only at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Level 1, Exhibition Hall B, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956.
 
All visitors are requested to be in business shirts or collared t-shirts, paired with appropriate long pants. Jackets are not necessary. Dresses, skirts or trousers are recommended for ladies. Kindly be advised that singlets, shorts, bermudas, sandals and slippers are not permitted in the exhibition.
 
Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Co. Regn. No. 198402848E

For more information, please contact:
Melissa Teo (Ms)
Assistant Marketing & Communications Manager
BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd 
DID: 6848 5936 
Email: 
melissa@bizlink.com.sg  

Germain Chong (Ms)
Marketing Executive
BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd 
DID: 6848 5257
Email: 
germain@bizlink.com.sg  
 
Deror Wong (Mr)
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226
Email: 
derorw@sph.com.sg  

About BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd
BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd is Singapore’s leading exhibition organiser in the fields of gifts and premiums, stationery and office solutions, printing, packaging and signage, and also in the sector of franchising and licensing.
By enhancing our exhibition and event management expertise with alliances and other capabilities, we help move clients forward to achieve their business aims. With a dynamic team having over 30 years of collective relevant experience, deep industry and business expertise, broad media resources and a proven track record, BizLink Exhibition Services is fully committed to providing utmost quality services, delivering exceptional results.
 
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media. 


SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang. 

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg