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Vietnam Hotel Business and Investment Conference 2017

Singapore, 25 April 2017 - Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), today launched Vietnam Hotel Business and Investment Conference (VHBIC) 2017the biggest hotel investment conference in Vietnam. In collaboration with the Vietnam Hotel Association (VHA), the one-day conference is held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Formerly known as Hospitality Investment Conference Vietnam, VHBIC is back for its 2nd edition and will continue to be VHA’s key annual event for the local hotel sector. It aims to provide a networking and business matching platform to facilitate hospitality investment and hotel business management in Vietnam.

Gracing the event as the Guest-of-Honour is the Vice-Chairman of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), Mr. Ngo Hoai Chung, who opened the conference this morning with his keynote presentation on “The Vietnam market update: where is Vietnam heading?”

This year, VHBIC will see an impressive line-up of leading hospitality leaders, investors, and business owners, sharing ideas and thoughts on key issues like:

· Overview of hotel business operations and investment in Vietnam;
· In conversation with Investment Thought Leaders: Is Vietnam a land of opportunities or challenges?;
· How will the new wave of development shape the perception of Vietnamese Hospitality?;
· Chain vs Independent: Which way to go for Vietnam?;
· Economy Hotels: Rise of the Economy Hotels for the Millennials – How is Vietnam catching up on with this trend?
The potential of the Vietnamese hospitality market is made evident by the presence of key industry players, including Akaryn Hotel Group, Baumschlager Eberle Vietnam, by7X Designs, C K O A (Colin K. Okashimo and Associates), Capella Hotel Group, CBRE (Vietnam), Centara, Chains Caravelle Hotel, DN Legal, Dream Hotel Group, Dusit Thani, EHG Company, Everpia, Gem Hotels Group, Grant Thornton Vietnam, IC Partners Ltd, IDeaS, IndoChina Capital, InterContinental Hotels Group, Jones Lang LaSalle, Lanson Place Hospitality, Leisure Design Group, LNT & Partners, Lodgis Hospitality Holdings, Louvre Hotels Group, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, Plateno International, Pullman Saigon, Quo Global, RAD Ltd., Revinate, Saigon Tourist Holding Company, Savills Asia Pacific, SCSY Studio, Silk Path Hotel Hanoi, Silver Needle Hospitality Group, STR, Vietnam Hotel Association, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Vietnam Purchasing Managers Club, Wyndham Hotel Group and many more.

Ms. Patricia Cheong, General Manager of Sphere Conferences, said: “It is encouraging to see such overwhelming response from both international and local attendees for this event. We are deeply honoured to receive strong support from VNAT and Grant Thornton Vietnam. We are also glad to be able to partner with VHA to create an impressive programme line-up with key international and local industry speakers. VHBIC promises to be the most exciting event for the Vietnam hotel community in 2017.”

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

Assistant Marketing Manager
Sphere Conferences
Tel: +65 6848 6053

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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Vietnam Hotel Association

Vietnam Hotel Association was established on January 10th, 2010, is a professional body of the Vietnam Tourism Association, including businesses, economic organizations and Vietmaese citizens operating legally in the field of hotel and other related services. The purpose of the Association is to link, cooperate and support its members in economic - technical, service business, stabilize the market, improve the quality of products, including tourism products, ensuring competitiveness for the members in both Domestic and International markets; as well as representing and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of the Members.