Singapore, 23 November 2011 - The 44th Convention of the World Chinese Language Press Institute (世界中文报业协会）will be held from 28 to 29 November 2011 at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore.
Organised by Singapore Press Holdings' Lianhe Zaobao, the theme of the two-day convention is "New Content, New Platforms, New Opportunities". About 150 media industry leaders from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, Korea and Singapore are expected at this annual event, which was last held in Singapore back in 1989 and 1993.
With the objective of bringing together media professionals from the world's leading Chinese press, the Convention will provide the opportunity for publishers, renowned speakers and journalists to interact and share their valuable experiences with one another.
Mr Christoph Riess, Group Chief Executive of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), and Ms Lily Lu, Executive Director of SND Chinese, will share insights and global trends of media development. Other keynote speakers include Mr Chen Shun-hsiao, Associate Professor at Taiwan's Fujen Catholic University's Department of Journalism and Communication Studies, and Mr Leslie Fong, Senior Executive Vice President of SPH's Marketing Division.
In addition, Mr Thomas Chen, Business Development Director for Weibo of Sina Corp, will join Lianhe Zaobao Editor, Mr Goh Sin Teck, and Chief Executive Officer of Sing Tao News Corp, Mr Lo Wing Hung, in a forum on 29 November.
The President of the Republic of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, will be gracing the opening ceremony as the Guest-of-Honour on 28 November.
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For more information, please contact:
Ms Shereen Ng
Cultural Industry Promotion
Chinese Newspapers Division
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: 6319 1591
Mr Gary Yeo
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: 6319 1225
About The World Chinese Press Institute
The World Chinese Press Institute was formed in 1968, with more than 100 members spanning different countries: mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Japan, Korea, South East Asia, North America, Latin America, Europe. The objective is to forge close links between Chinese Press worldwide, to uphold and promote the sustainability of the Chinese Press. The convention is held annually in different parts of the world. Past host countries include Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Taipei, Manila, New York, Bangkok and Penang. Singapore hosted the convention in 1989 and 1993.
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 77 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 265 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, and The Business Times Weekend's iPad application.
SPH 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. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Chinese and 91.3FM in English.
Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.