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Hospitality Investment Conference Indonesia 2016

Singapore, 28 April 2016 – Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), today launched the second edition of the Hospitality Investment Conference Indonesia (HICI) from 28 to29 April at The Raffles, Jakarta, Indonesia.

In support of the Indonesian Tourism Ministry’s efforts to garner 20 million foreign visitors by 2020, HICI 2016 seeks to play a vital role by facilitating the development of Indonesia’s hospitality sector. Being the key event for the regional hospitality community, HICI 2016 features more than 40 industry’s experts as speakers over two-day conference, discussing opportunities and challenges within the archipelago. 

The discussion topics on the first day include the Indonesian development outlook; hotel branding and designing; achieving operational excellence and hotel openings; as well as the different hospitality market segments in Indonesia.  

The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia will host Day Two of the conference where Minister Arief Yahya will be giving his keynote address. This will be followed by an intriguing panel discussion on new destinations by key Indonesian government stakeholders.

Mr Henky Manurung, Head of Tourism Investment division, Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia, said: “HICI has established itself as the preferred platform that facilitates meaningful discussions among hotel owners, operators, developers and investors on the investment opportunities in Indonesia.”

The key industry players present at the event include Accor, Archipelago International, Artyzen Hospitality, Batiqa Hotels, Cachet Hotel Group, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Lanson Place Hospitality Management, Lees International Development, Louvre Hotels Group, Mantra Group, Melia Hotels International, New Market International, Oakwood Asia Pacific, Plateno Group, Pontiac Land Group, Raffles Jakarta, Red Planet Indonesia, Silverneedle, Tauzia Hotel Management, Topotels, UBIQ Global Solutions, Wyndham Hotel Group, YWS Design, Zest Hotels and many more.

Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chairman of Sphere Conferences, said: “We are deeply honoured by the continuous support of the Ministry of Tourism since the inception of HICI in 2015. We will continue to build on this good rapport and become the mainstay event of its kind – a platform for senior hospitality leaders to network and exchange ideas – in one of the most buzzing hospitality investment markets in the region.”

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Ms Linda Christina
Assistant Marketing Manager, Sphere Conferences
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Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
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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.

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