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Hospitality Investment Conference Philippines 2016

Singapore, 27 January 2016 - Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), today launched the inaugural Hospitality Investment Conference Philippines (HICP).  Focusing on the Philippines’ industry overview, branding and marketing, development trends and considerations, the event will be held on 27 and 28 January at the Fairmont Makati, Manila, Philippines.

With the support of the Department of Tourism (DOT) of the Republic of the Philippines, HICP 2016 aims to be the archipelago’s leading platform in addressing the opportunities and challenges facing the burgeoning hospitality industry in the Philippines. With content that is relevant to the hospitality investment landscape in the Philippines, HICP 2016 will facilitate dialogues amongst hotel owners, operators and managers, developers, investors and architects at the two-day networking and business matching platform.

Undersecretary of the Department of Tourism Mr Benito Bengzon Jr. will share his insights on the Philippine tourism sector in his keynote address this morning.

Mr Bengzon Jr., said: “The Philippines is becoming an increasingly eminent player on the global tourism stage and the inaugural Hospitality Investment Conference Philippines 2016 will be a key event showcasing the Philippines as an attractive investment destination to our neighbours and friends in the region. The DOT welcomes you to visit the Philippines again in 2016.”

The potential of HICP 2016 is made evident by the presence of key hospitality brands like Accor, Ayala Land Hotels & Resorts Corporation, BLINK, Commune Hotels + Resorts, Filinvest Hotels, IHG, Melia Hotels International, Microtel (Philippines), Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts , Pertlink Limited (HKG), Oracle Hospitality, Plateno Group, QUO, Raffles and Fairmont Makati, Resorts World Manila, SM Hotels & Conventions Corp., Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Tajara Leisure & Hospitality Group, TIEZA, Tiger Resort, Leisure & Entertainment, UBIQ Global Solutions Sdn Bhd, Vanguard Hotels, YWS Design and many more. 

These industry leaders will share expert insights and experiences in driving growth of the hospitality sector. 

Patricia Cheong, General Manager of Sphere Conferences, said: “We are deeply appreciative of the support given by the Department of Tourism. The Philippines is increasingly becoming one of the most-talked about destinations in the region and this is evident from the overwhelming response we have received for this event. We are excited to be a part of its growth in the tourism arena. Apart from the Philippines, we also have our eyes on the buzzing emerging markets of Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar and the Indian Ocean.”

For more information about HICP 2016, please visit For more information on the Hospitality Series, please visit

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 5378

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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