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Hospitality Investment Conference Philippines 2017

Singapore, 16 February 2017 - Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), today launched the 2nd edition of the Hospitality Investment Conference Philippines (HICP), which will be held from 16 – 17 February 2017 at Fairmont Makati, Philippines.  

HICP 2017 is the country’s leading platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by the growing hospitality and tourism sectors in the Philippines. It will facilitate networking and dialogues amongst hotel owners, operators, managers, developers, designers, architects, investors and technology providers from across the region.

Gracing the event as the Guest of Honour is Ms. Alma Rita D. Jimenez, Undersecretary for Tourism Regulation, Coordination and Resource Generation of the Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippines. She will be opening the event and delivering the Ministerial Keynote on behalf of the DOT. 

At the finale session on the second day, Mr. Roberto C.O. Lim, Undersecretary for Aviation & Airports of the Department of Transportation, Philippines, will be having a dialogue with the delegation, addressing the archipelago’s accessibility challenges. 

Atty. Joy M. Bulauitan, Assistant Chief Operating Officer of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) will also be speaking on the topic of “Why invest in the Philippines?”. 

Fifty industry leaders will be sharing their expert insights and experiences over the next two days on topics such as the Philippine Market Performance; Operations and Development; Markets, Segments and Trends; Destinations, Millennial Hospitality and Design Trends on the Domestic Front; as well as Hospitality Technology in the Philippines.

Major local and international hospitality stakeholders like AccorHotels, ArcoGroup Inc., AyalaLand Hotels and Resorts Corp, Bluewater Resorts, C9 Hotelworks, Delivering Asia Communications, DiLeonardo International, Exchange Properties Resources Corp, Far East Hospitality, Filinvest Hotels, Fraser Hospitality, FSC Architects, Gem Hotels Group, Kempinski Hotels SA, Lanson Place Hospitality, LBL Prime Properties, Lubd Hostel Group, Melia Hotels, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, Plateno Group, Quantuvis Resources Corp., QUO, Raffles Fairmont Makati, Robinsons Land Corp. International, SM Hotels & Conventions Corp., Tajara Leisure & Hospitality Group,  The Discovery Leisure Company,  The Erawan Group, Udenna Development Corporation and many more will be in attendance at HICP 2017.

Patricia Cheong, General Manager of Sphere Conferences, said: “The response we have received for this event has been truly overwhelming. We are excited to be a part of this growth in the Philippines. We are glad to provide this platform where the key stakeholders of the hospitality sector can gather annually to have meaningful conversations.”

For more information about HICP 2017, please visit For more information on the Hospitality Series, please

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E
For more information, please contact:
Ms Nur Zalifah

Marketing Executive
Sphere Conferences
Tel: +65 6848 6054

Ms Vanni Cheong

Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: +65 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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