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BizLink Exhibition Services and Republic Polytechnic to sign MOU at the Singapore Gifts & Premiums Fair / Stationery&OfficeLink 2012

Singapore, 20 July 2012 – The Singapore Gifts & Premiums Fair 2012 (SGPFair), organised in conjunction with Stationery&OfficeLink 2012 (SOLFair), will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, from 25 to 27 July. 

The trade fair will be officially opened on 25 July by Guest-of-Honour Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State for Trade and Industry. It consolidates stationery, premiums and gift suppliers under one roof to be the ultimate one-stop shop for industry players.

This year’s fair will see BizLink Exhibition Services, the organiser of SGPFair / SOLFair and a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, ink a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Republic Polytechnic. This will set the framework for a joint collaboration. SGPFair / SOLFair will act as the platform to showcase students’ products to gain industry support for product commercialisation, potentially advancing their business ideas to the next level. This will be the first time that enterprising students are offered the opportunity to commercialise their product designs through a trade exhibition dedicated to gifts, office products and stationery in Singapore.

Chua Wee Phong, Executive Director of BizLink, said: “We want to pay it forward. Supporting these young entrepreneurs and nurturing their ideas is our way of giving back to the community. The students have good ideas and we want to allow them to develop these ideas through collaboration with the industry players.”

Republic Polytechnic’s Principal/ CEO Mr Yeo Li Pheow said: “The MOU with BizLink Exhibition Services will offer RP students the opportunity to showcase their product innovations with the relevant industry partners. This is an encouragement to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship at a young age.”

As Singapore’s leading trade industry of its kind, SGPFair / SOLFair will continue to showcase innovative ideas and products in the increasingly dynamic and complex business environment. 

This year’s fair will also feature more seminars related to marketing, branding and corporate gifting by distinguished speakers from diverse backgrounds and industries. 

SGPFair / SOLFair 2012 is supported by Promotional Products & Giftware Association, The Singapore Booksellers And Stationers Association, International Enterprise Singapore, and Association of Small & Medium Enterprises.




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For media enquiries, please contact:

Ms Melissa Teo
BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd
Tel: 6848 5936 / 9233 4926
Email: 
melissa@bizlink.com.sg 

Ms Sherlyn Yap
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: 6319 1226 
Email: 
syap@sph.com.sg 


About BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd
(A subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd)

BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd is Singapore’s leading exhibition organiser in the fields of gifts and premiums, stationery and office supplies, and also in the sector of franchising and licensing. A forward-thinking organisation with a dynamic team having over 30 years of collective experience in exhibition organising and management, BizLink Exhibition Services works in tandem with its clients and is fully committed to providing utmost quality services to its exhibitors, delivering exceptional results.


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. On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 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 330 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, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times Weekend's iPad application. SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital platforms which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

Broadcasting
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 UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss 92 and HOT FM91.3 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.

Properties
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.

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