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Myanmar's First and Most Comprehensive Hospitality and Tourism Trade Show

Singapore, 17 February 2014 – Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), and Myanmar Tourism Federation today launched the inaugural Myanmar Hotel Solutions, Food & Beverage and Travel Trade Shows, and the 2nd annual Myanmar Hospitality & Tourism Conference. Supported by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, this first and most comprehensive hospitality and tourism trade show is held from 17 to 19 February 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar.

The Myanmar Hotel Solutions and Food & Beverage Show serves as a one-stop platform for the hospitality and food & beverage business communities in Myanmar to source for the newest and hottest products and technology solutions from Asia. Active participation from members of the Myanmar Tourism Federation, Myanmar Hotelier Association and Myanmar Restaurant Association is expected, in addition to visitors from Yangon, Naypyidaw, Taunggyi, Bagan, Mandalay, Ngwe Saung and Chaung Tha.

Showcasing on the exhibition floor are international brand names of hospitality and food and beverage products from Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Exhibitors at the Myanmar Hotel Solutions Show include 2C2P, Aztam Myanmar, Astir Power, Asia Trade & Commerce, Frontiir, Hanvico, DADG+A 108, Myanmar Kowa International, K.H.T Central Supply, Scent, P.L.Y and UbiQ Global Solutions. 

The major exhibitors at the Food & Beverage Show include Aroma Gourmet Concepts, Dagon Win Win, Element Coffee Consulting & Machines Supplies, Katevanich Industry, IKON Trading, Invent Tech Filling System, Successo, Sheng Da Development and UKI Foods Technology. 

Held alongside with the Myanmar Hotel Solutions and Food & Beverage Show are the the 2nd annual Myanmar Hospitality & Tourism Conference and inaugural Myanmar Travel Trade Show. Both events are co-located at the Traders Hotel in Yangon. 

The 2
nd Myanmar Hospitality & Tourism Conference is the gateway for domestic and international property developers, operators and owners of hospitality properties, financiers and investors to convene and map the future of the Myanmar’s hospitality and tourism industry. Companies represented include 2C2P, Best Western International, Dusit International, Langham Hotels International, Shangrila International Hotel Management, SPARK, Keppel Land, Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Htoo Group of Companies, and Rykadan Hospitality Investments and many more. 

About 300 delegates will learn about the opportunities presented by Myanmar and discuss key issues including:

 Advancing Myanmar’s Hospitality and Tourism Sector
 Areas of investment for Myanmar
 Sustainability for long term management
 Finding opportunities through challenges faced
 Increasing your hospitality asset value
 Spotlight on new and emerging trends and projects within the Myanmar Hospitality Sector
For the complete list of speakers, visit www.mhtc.sphereconferences.com.

The Myanmar Travel Trade Show is supported by international delegations from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Thailand to explore the unique and exotic travel destinations in Myanmar. Leading exhibitors include Asian Trails, K&H Travels, Kelly J Trading, Myanmar Eldorado Paradise Travel, Oway Travel & Tours, Traders Hotel, and Themis Travel and Tour. 

His Excellency U Htay Aung, Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, is the event’s Guest of Honour. He said: “Myanmar received over two million international visitors in 2013 with a growth rate of 93 per cent as compared to the previous year. Myanmar hopes to expand further in 2014 due to its constructive engagement with the international community. At this 2
nd annual hospitality and tourism conference, I am happy to meet with international visitors and foreign investors who are keen to invest in different sectors of the economy in Myanmar.”

U Yan Win, Chairman, Myanmar Tourism Federation, said: “As we develop our hospitality industry, foreign investments play a crucial part. We are happy to have delegates from Myanmar, leading international hoteliers and travel operators networking and exchanging their knowledge and best practices at the trade shows and panel discussions. We look forward to meeting them again at the ASEAN Tourism Forum in 2015.” 

Mr. Chua Wee Phong, Chairman, Sphere Conferences, said, “With a record-breaking tourist number for two years consecutively, Myanmar has confirmed itself as the new hot travel destination in Asia. While many international hotel brands such as Accor Group, Best Western International, Hilton Worldwide, and Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts have established their presence here, it is timely for the country to revamp its infrastructure and continue attracting more foreign investments.”

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 – 6:00PM (17 – 18 FebMonday – Tuesday), 10:30AM – 2:00PM (19 FebWednesday
Admission: Business and trade professionals 
Official website: 
www.mhft.sphereconferences.com

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