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Myanmar Hospitality and Tourism Conference 2016

Singapore, 2 August 2016 – Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), together with the Myanmar Tourism Federation, today launched the fourth edition of the Myanmar Hospitality and Tourism Conference (MHTC) 2016.  The two-day conference will be held from 2-3 August at Park Royal Yangon, Myanmar.

The event’s Guest of Honour, Director General, U Tint Thwin will share his insights on Myanmar’s hospitality sector in his keynote address. 

MHTC brings together regional and local investors, hospitality leaders, industry experts and government officials, giving the delegates an opportunity to network, learn about the latest developments in Myanmar, share expertise, make business pitches and secure future deals. 

The main focus for this year’s event is on investment opportunities in Myanmar. With many still largely undeveloped areas – the likes of Myiek Archipelago – Myanmar continues to remain attractive to the international community, holding potential and offering investors opportunities that have yet to be tapped onto. However, the lack of infrastructure in these areas can potentially slow down their development. More needs to be done to attract investments into these destinations, and to ultimately boost investor confidence.  

MHTC 2016 is therefore timely, where both the local and foreign community can have these ongoing discussions. Major topics that would be deliberated at the conference include:

- Into the new era -  the investment landscape
- Exploring the various destinations in Myanmar
- Identifying the various market segments
- Myanmar’s heritage and façade of hospitality
- Creating a lucrative hotel business model

The potential of MHTC 2016 and Myanmar as market is made evident by the presence of local and regional key industry players like Accor, Aureum Group, D3 Capital, Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, Horwath HTL - Asia Pacific, Hardrock International, Inle Princess Resort, Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts, Myanmar Investments International, Myat Min Co., Pan Pacific Hotel Group, Savills, Strand Hotel and Cruise and many more.

Ms. Patricia Cheong, General Manager of Sphere Conferences, said: “We are deeply appreciative of the support given by the Myanmar Tourism Federation. Myanmar is one of the world’s fastest growing destinations, having attracted about 4.68 million tourists - a sharp increase of 52% in comparison with 2014. We are excited to be a part of its growth in the tourism arena. We are happy to present to you, as a part of our Hospitality Investment Series in 2016 – the 4th annual MHTC, the only hospitality investment conference in Myanmar.”

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For more information, please contact:

Ms Theodora Soh
Assistant Marketing Manager
Sphere Conferences
DID: +65 6848 5378

Ms. Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: (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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