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Singapore Coffee Festival 2016 – a unique hybrid event for trade and consumers

Singapore, 28 April 2016 – The Singapore Coffee Festival (SCF) 2016, Singapore’s first coffee centric festival, is a unique hybrid event for both trade and consumer visitors. The four-day SCF 2016 is organised by Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd, the events and exhibitions arm of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and a wholly owned subsidiary of SPH.

Located at the F1 Pit building, SCF 2016 is presented by the Development Bank of Singapore Ltd (DBS) and hosted by The Straits Times. The Singapore Coffee Festival will be an exciting festival first for coffee lovers who want to learn more about what goes into making a good cup of coffee, as well as those who enjoy café hopping and the café lifestyle. This year’s event will be held from 9 to 12 June 2016, with 9 June being a media and trade preview day, and 10 – 12 June open to the public. 

The festival promises to be an interactive multi-sensory experience and a unique platform to showcase local craftsmanship in specialty coffee, as well as Singapore’s unique and rich kopi heritage. Besides a one-stop shop for those interested in all things coffee, there will be a wide range of brewed drinks, beans, gadgets and machines available for purchase.

EXHIBITORS
At SCF 2016, visitors can expect over 100 exhibitors including leaders and pioneers in Singapore’s coffee and lifestyle scene. Specialty coffee purveyors such as Common Man Coffee Roasters, Chye Seng Huat Hardware, Dapper Coffee and Knockhouse Supply Co, will be displaying their wares as well as their fans’ favourites at the festival. Killiney Kopitiam will present Singapore’s Hainanese coffee traditions with their kaya, toasted bread, rich kopi and tea.  

LAB SESSIONS
Visitors, who have ever wondered about the care and effort that goes into a delicious cup of coffee, should sign up for the Lab Sessions held on FridaySaturday and Sunday. Run by Common Man Coffee Roasters, The Straits Times, and Bettr Barista, the Lab Sessions will cover workshops on all things coffee, such as Latte Art and Fundamental Barista Skills; panel discussions with champion baristas as well as women in the industry; and seminars on finance, photography, and more. 

On top of the practical workshops and coffee appreciation talks, visitors can interact with and listen to prominent Straits Times journalists at various engaging forums and chat sessions. 

FRINGE ACTIVITIES
On the entertainment front, there will be live music stages that will showcase the hottest local acts, curated by fabulous festival creative consultant Daniel Boey.

SCF also boasts Shiseido as the festival’s “Official Beauty Partner”, who will be setting up The Shiseido Parlour. A beauty pop-up area, the Parlour will serve Japanese confectionaries direct from Ginza to visitors. Festival visitors will have opportunities to try out Shiseido products while relaxing at the Parlour, munching on the Shiseido Parlour Cheese cake and Ganache. 

TRADE
Singapore Coffee Festival also presents the opportunity for trade professionals, F&B businesses and employees of F&B outlets to check out new coffee products as well as network with trade suppliers and wholesalers. 

A special “Media and Trade Preview” will take place on 9 June, between 11am to 9pm, before the festival is open to the public. Industry and media persons who are keen on this private session can fill out the online Trade Registration form at http://goo.gl/forms/pEVspbhq0Z.

TICKETS
Tickets are currently on sale from SISTIC (www.sistic.com.sg / (65) 6348 5555). 

Advance General Entry 1-Day passes from $13 are available for the public. Limited DBS Exclusive 1-Day passes at $11 are available, while stocks last.  All tickets include a complimentary goody bag that can be redeemed at the festival grounds. For truly consummate coffee lovers, limited 3-Day passes and VIP packages with benefits such as access to VIP lounge, a complimentary drink and canapés, and express entry at festival gates are also available. 

More information can be found on http://sgcoffeefestival.com.sg/.

FESTIVAL DETAILS

Dates & Times:

Dates Trade Public
Thursday, 9 June 2016 11am to 9pm -
Friday, 10 June 2016   11am to 9pm
Saturday, 11 June 2016   11am to 9pm
Sunday, 12 June 2016   11am to 9pm

Venue: The F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975

Website: http://sgcoffeefestival.com.sg/

Social Media: 
www.facebook.com/sgcoffeefest
https://www.instagram.com/sgcoffeefest/
Hashtag: #sgcoffeefest 

TICKETING DETAILS

Tickets to the Singapore Coffee Festival are currently available.
This is a general admission event i.e. free seating and standing.
Each ticket includes a goody bag to be redeemed on festival grounds.

For General Public Admission
Categories Ticket Type Ticket Sales Event Dates
Start Date End Date Fri 
10/06
Sat 
11/06
Sun 
12/06
1 Day Pass – 
1 Advanced Ticket (Early Bird sales ended on 17 Apr.)
General 04-Mar-16 17-Apr-16 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00
1 Day Pass – 
1 Standard Ticket
18-Apr-16 12-Jun-16 $18.00 $18.00 $18.00
1 Day Group Pass – 
4 Standard Tickets
04-Mar-16 25-May-16 $44.00 $44.00 $44.00
1 Day Pass – 
1 Advanced Ticket
VIP
04-Mar-16 17-Apr-16 $38.00 $38.00 $38.00
1 Day Pass – 
1 Standard Ticket
18-Apr-16 12-Jun-16 $43.00 $43.00 $43.00

For DBS Card Holders (Exclusive)
Categories Ticket Type Ticket Sales Event Date
Start Date End Date Fri 
10/06
Sat 
11/06
Sun 
12/06
1 Day Pass – 
1 Advanced Ticket (Early Bird)
General 04-Mar-16 17-Apr-16 $11.00 $11.00 $11.00
1 Day Pass – 
1 Standard Ticket
18-Apr-16 12-Jun-16 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
1 Day Group Pass – 
4 Standard Tickets
04-Mar-16 25-May-16 $38.00 $38.00 $38.00
3 Days Pass 04-Mar-16 25-May-16 $28.00
1 Day Pass – 
1 Advanced Ticket
VIP
04-Mar-16 17-Apr-16 $34.00 $34.00 $34.00
1 Day Pass – 
1 Standard Ticket
18-Apr-16 12-Jun-16 $38.00 $38.00 $38.00
3 Days Pass 04-Mar-16 25-May-16 $85.00

Ticket handling fees applies to all tiers.
All tickets are available from SISTIC.com.

Hotline: (65) 6348 5555
Website: www.sistic.com.sg
Booking site: http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/scf0616

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

For more information, please contact:

Lim Tze Huei (Ms)
Marketing Executive
Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd
DID: (65) 6590 3409
Email: thlim@sph.com.sg

Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR 
DID: 6319 1553     
Email: cvanni@sph.com.sg

For sales enquiries, please contact:

Timothy Ong (Mr)
Sales Executive
Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd
DID: (65) 6590 3416
Email: otimothy@sph.com.sg

Jason Hoon (Mr)
Sales Executive
Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd
DID: (65) 6590 3413
Email: jasonhyj@sph.com.sg


About Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd

A wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Sphere Exhibits, which stands for “SPH Events, Roadshows and Exhibitions”, aims to be the leading events company catering to a diverse mix of trade and consumer clientele.

Backed by a committed and experienced team of professionals and SPH’s comprehensive range of media platforms, Sphere Exhibits’ shows, events and exhibitions centre on unique concepts that attract local audiences and regional participants. Among Sphere Exhibits’ events are The IT Show, COMEX, The Kidz Academy, SmartKids Asia, Baby Baby, Beerfest Asia, Gourmet Japan, Gusto Italiano and Salon Gourmet.

Leveraging on its expertise in event conceptualisation, planning and execution, Sphere Exhibits delivers memorable and quality events that meet the objectives of its clientele and partners.

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.


Media 

The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, My Paper (English section) and two student publications IN and Little Red Dot. It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZBBZ Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, zaobao.sgomy.sg and SPH Razor. 


On an average day, 2.8 million* individuals or 68 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications in print copies or one of our digital platforms. (* Nielsen Media Index 2015, Monday-Sunday, read any SPH newspapers in print or digital format)

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like hardwarezone.comherworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.

SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising options where it manages large format screens and static billboards at key locations in the Central Business District, Orchard Road, City Fringe as well as major heartland hubs.  

SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

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.


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. 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 in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. 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.


Other Businesses

Online Classified

SPH’s online classifieds include the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs, FastJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds,Trezo), sgCarMart and StreetSine.
SPH's regional joint venture online classified business has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.

Events and Exhibitions

Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. 


Education

SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

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