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Sphere Conferences Partners Myanmar Government to Organise First and Most Comprehensive Hospitality and Tourism Trade Show

Singapore, 7 February 2014 – Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) today announced its partnership with the Myanmar Tourism Federation, to organize the inaugural Myanmar Hotels, Food & Beverage and Travel Trade Show from 17 to 19 February 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar. The event is supported by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Myanmar achieved its recording breaking numbers of 1 million visitors in 2012. The numbers doubled in 2013 with more than 2.04 million visitors. Sky-rocketing hotel prices illustrate the insufficient supply of the hospitality industry. Myanmar will continue to attract more visitors and being the host for ASEAN Tourism Forum in 2015, it is timely for the country to revamp its infrastructure and continue attracting foreign investments into the country. 

The Myanmar Hotels, Food & Beverage and Travel Trade Show will be held in two different venues. The Hotel Solutions Show and the Food & Beverage Show are co-located at the Myanmar Convention Center. The Myanmar Hospitality and Tourism Conference, and the Myanmar Travel Trade Show will be held at the Traders Hotel.

The Myanmar Hotel Solutions Show and Food & Beverage Show target the local hospitality and food industry as the premier platform for all their procurement and sourcing needs. From equipment and supplies to consultancy services and technology, the exhibition will be a one-stop event to meet sourcing needs of local Myanmar. 

The Myanmar Travel Trade Show serves as an opportunity for local travel value chain to meet with international buyers from the MICE, leisure and corporate travel industry. The buy-sell platform is specially designed for the local exhibitors to meet suppliers face-to-face and market new travel products that are in the Myanmar market. 

The Myanmar Hospitality and Tourism Conference, a C-level strategic 2-day discussion, is co-located with the Myanmar Travel Show. The 2nd edition of Myanmar Hospitality and Tourism Conference promises to be yet another lively discussion of real opportunities and challenges surrounding Myanmar’s tourism development.

Mr U Yan Win, Chairman of Myanmar Tourism Federation, said, “We are happy to organise this comprehensive event with Sphere Conferences in promoting and developing the hospitality and tourism industry in Myanmar. Our members are looking forward to meet, share knowledge and establish businesses with the international exhibitors. We are also keen in listening to case studies and exchanging best practices with leading regional and international hoteliers, developers and service providers.”

For more information, visit the event websites: 
Myanmar Hotels and Food & Beverage Show: www.mhft.sphereconferences.com 
Myanmar Hospitality & Tourism Conference: 
www.mhtc.sphereconferences.com 
Myanmar Travel Trade Show: 
www.mhtc.sphereconferences.com 

Myanmar Hotel Solutions and Food & Beverage Trade Show At a Glance 

Event: Myanmar Hotel Solutions and Food & Beverage Show 
Date: 17 – 19 February 2014 
Venue: Myanmar Convention Center, Min Dhamma Road, Yangon
Opening Hours: 10:30AM – 5:00PM (17 – 18 FebMonday – Tuesday10:30AM – 2:00PM (19 FebWednesday
Admission: Business and trade professionals 
Visitor Registration: 
www.mhft.sphereconferences.com/preregisternow.asp
Official website: 
www.mhft.sphereconferences.com

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E
 

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nann Thi Thi
Marketing Executive 
Sphere Conferences
Tel: 6848 5371
Email: 
thithi@sphereconferences.com

Ms. Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: 6319 1553
Email: 
cvanni@sph.com.sg

 

About Sphere Conferences

Sphere Conferences, a conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings, produces conferences that are of the highest quality bringing inspiration, innovation and value to customers. Sphere’s purpose is to empower customers with big and fresh ideas and lasting relationships that will enable them to excel in their chosen markets, by providing unique networking and learning platforms whereby they can learn, network and do business. For more information, please visit 
www.sphereconferences.com


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.


Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 

SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 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, SPH's suite of digital products, including online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications, enjoy over 400 million page views with 20 million unique visitors every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); 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’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

Broadcasting

In the radio business, SPH Radio Pte Ltd operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. 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. 


Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO. 


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:

· Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and
· The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore. 

The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. 


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