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Indochina Aviation Conference 2017

Singapore, 13 July 2017 - Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), along with Airline Operators Committee (AOC) and the Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT), today announced a partnership to launch the inaugural Indochina Aviation Conference (IAC) 2017, to be held from 23 to 24 August at Landmark Hotel Bangkok, Thailand.

IAC 2017 is the first strategic conference that convenes airport operators, regulators, senior airlines executives and key aviation stakeholders to strategies, plan and capitalise on the next booming aviation market in the Indochina region. It will be the platform for discussions and debates on potential growth plans for Indochina’s airlines and airports as it poises to enter a major period of progress.

This conference will be launched in Thailand with the aim to accelerate growth and shape the aviation landscape in Indochina. With Thailand leading the way, the rest of the Indochina region – Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam – have followed suit, with long-term plans set aside to develop their respective markets. With so much going on in this part of the world, IAC 2017 will provide a unique platform to share and discuss these plans and ideas. 

Key industry players at the event include ASEAN Air Transport Integration Project, AirAsia, Yangon Operation, Bangkok Airways, Garuda Indonesia, IATA, Inmarsat, Myanmar Airways International, Thai Airways International, VietJet, VINCI Airports Singapore Pte.Ltd and many more. 

The key issues to be discussed at the conference include Aviation Management and Operations; Aviation Money Matters; Aviation Planning and Development; Aviation-Tech and Aviation Security.

Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, President of Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited, said: “Thailand is proud to be the venue of the inaugural Indochina Aviation Conference 2017 (IAC 2017).  We are most honoured to be able to be part of this exciting conference. With a growing number of travellers’ arrivals from around the world, it is crucial for the airlines and airports to grow exponentially to meet with the increasing demands of passengers. IAC 2017 will be a platform to speak with various leaders from airlines, airports and service providers in accelerating the growth of the aviation industry and, in particular, in Indochina. We call for all distinguished aviation leaders to be a part of this extraordinary event to help push the industry to greater heights.”

Ms. Patricia Cheong, General Manager of Sphere Conferences, said: “We are glad to have this opportunity to collaborate with AOT to organise this inaugural aviation conference. With engaging panel discussions and successful case studies, the Indochina Aviation Conference will be the perfect platform for aviation leaders to exchange ideas and collaborate in achieving greater excellence in Indochina Asia market.”

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For more information, please contact:
Ms Zalifah Noordin

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. 

SPH is in the healthcare sector, operating private nursing homes under Orange Valley.

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