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Sphere Conferences launches the inaugural Hospitality Investment Conference Indonesia 2015

Singapore, 12 May 2015 - Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), today launched the inaugural Hospitality Investment Conference Indonesia (HICI) 2015. Endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia and supported by Jakarta Hotels Association and Perhimpunan Hotel dan Restoran Indonesia, the event is held at Fairmont Jakarta, Indonesia, from 12 to 13 May 2015.

The two-day event attracts over 150 property developers, operators and owners of hospitality properties, as well as financiers and investors from across the region.  It provides the platform for discussions and debates on the opportunities offered by the growing hospitality and tourism sector in Indonesia.

The conference covers key areas of hospitality investment landscape in Indonesia, ranging from Indonesia’s hotel investment outlook in 2015, Indonesia’s hotel performance, key destination highlights within Indonesia, insights by Indonesia’s hospitality industry veterans, and the blossoming of niche tourism within Indonesia.   

One of the key highlights of HICI 2015 is Mr Arief Yahya, Minister for Tourism Republic of Indonesia, sharing his insights on the Republic’s initiatives to drive tourism numbers and move tourism investment forward.

The importance of the Indonesian market is made evident by the presence of the region’s key hospitality names like Bintan Resorts, C9 Hotelworks, FRHI Hotels & Resorts, Horwath HTL, Mantra Group- Indonesia, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Parador Hotels & Resorts, QUO and STR Global. The industry leaders share expert insights and experiences in the hope of reaching greater heights and depth within the Indonesian hospitality industry. 

Ms Patricia Cheong, General Manager of Sphere Conferences, said: “With the increasing international tourist arrivals and domestic tourist trips in Indonesia, the outlook of the hospitality sector is certainly optimistic. HICI 2015 will be the perfect platform for the region’s key stakeholders to converge and exchange ideas, pool perspectives and obtain unparalleled access to Indonesia’s hospitality stakeholders.” 

For more information about the event, visit the website: 

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

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Zhu Jiahui
Marketing Executive 
Sphere Conferences
Tel: 6848 5378

Ms. Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: 6319 1553


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

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. 

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