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Sphere Conferences and The Business Times organise first Asia Pacific CEO Congress 2015

Singapore, 30 July 2015 - Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), and Asia’s leading financial newspaper, The Business Times, published by SPH, will be co-organising the inaugural Asia Pacific CEO Congress 2015 from 18 – 19 August at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore. 

More than 250 CEOs from various key sectors across Asia are expected at the Asia Pacific’s most influential CEO conference, to debate and strategise on the key issues on doing business in the ever changing and competitive world.

Alvin Tay, editor of The Business Times, SPH, said: “The focus of the Asia Pacific CEO Congress (APCC) 2015 is on the pivotal role of CEOs who have successfully crystallised the true meaning of transformation. Today’s CEOs are facing a number of issues and challenges from adaptation of technological advances and economic changes, to retaining customers and recruiting top talent. APCC 2015 will harness the intellect and influence of these leading CEOs, and through the high level discussions, push towards achieving the shared goal of sustainable prosperity for the region.”

With the congress theme of “Leading Transformation”, APCC will cover some of the key areas such as macro overview of APAC & the world, intensified globalisation, driving businesses forward with digital transformation, strategic philanthropy, SG100 and developing and engaging the necessary human capital.

The two-day conference features a line up of notable speakers, including:
· Terence Yuen, Country President, Singapore and Regional Head of Tax, Asia Pacific, BP
· Lim Ming Yan, President & Group CEO, CapitaLand
· Georg Chmiel, Managing Director & CEO, iProperty Group
· Achal Agarwal, President, Asia Pacific Region, Kimberly-Clark
· Marianne B Hontiveros, Chairman, Philippines’ AirAsia
· Mohamed Ismail Gafoor, CEO, PropNex
· Douglas Foo, Chairman, Sakae Holdings
· Alex Hungate, President and Group CEO, SATS
· Goh Swee Chen, Chairperson, Shell Companies in Singapore
· Samba Natarajan, CEO, Group Digital Life, Singtel
· Chew Gek Khim, Executive Chairman, The Straits Trading Company
· Aliza Knox, Managing Director, Online Sales APAC, Twitter
· Peter ter Kulve, President, ASEAN and Australasia, Unilever
Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chairman of Sphere Conferences, said: “We are delighted to co-organise with The Business Times the first-ever Asia Pacific CEO Congress. This will be an excellent opportunity to exchange views and ideas with other business leaders from around the Asia Pacific region.”

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For more information, please contact:

Ms Nur Habibah Bte Abdul Manan
Marketing Executive 
Sphere Conferences
Tel: (65) 6848 5372

Mr Yeo Siew Chi

Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: (65) 6319 1586

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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