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Largest Japan Pavilion; foreign-brand participation at FLAsia 2017 held steady at 68%

Singapore, 26 September 2017 – Franchising & Licensing Asia (FLAsia), the International Event for Entrepreneurship, Business Opportunities & Intellectual Property Rights in Asia, returns this year from 12 – 14 October at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Level 1, Exhibition Hall B. Admission is free. 


Presented by Franchising and Licensing Association (FLA) Singapore, and organised by BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), the three-day event is aptly themed “Your Key to The World”. Over the past 12 years, it has grown to be the world’s most international franchising and licensing event. The percentage of foreign-brand participation at FLAsia held steady at 68% this year, similar to 2016.


Mr Chua Wee Phong, Executive Director of BizLink Exhibition Services, said: “We are proud to provide a platform to showcase Singaporean brands alongside successful regional and international brands, as they poise themselves for growth and become internationally recognisable names.”


FLAsia 2017 will see international brands from the United States of America, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Europe (Germany, Italy, and Switzerland), Canada and the Asia Pacific being represented. It will also feature 5 national pavilions from Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and for the first time, Russia.


Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), a government-related organisation that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world, will present the largest Japan Pavilion to date. Occupying 180sqm, attendees can look forward to meet the brand representatives from over 20 home grown brands.


With a variety of exhibit categories represented, individuals seeking business and investment opportunities can take their pick from popular categories like F&B and Education, Beauty & Wellness, Health & Fitness categories, to Entertainment / Games / Music / Films Licensing, etc.


FLAsia also features a brand-new Educational Conference with the aim of helping visitors gain greater knowledge on the intellectual property and legal aspects of franchising, as well as to pick up tips and tricks from the success stories of FLAsia’s exhibitors.


As part of the Educational Conference line-up, anticipate the Meet & Greet session with Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen. With outlets all over USA, UAE and Saudi Arabia, visitors can discover the secret behind the success of their restaurants and taste their award-winning creations, complete with a live demonstration of dough preparation and tossing by reigning two-time World Pizza Champion, Chef Vincenzo Lavecchia. View the schedule at:


Visitors looking to register for a free entry pass to FLAsia 2017 can visit




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For more information, please contact:

Melissa Teo (Ms)

Marketing & Communications Manager
BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd 
DID: 6848 5936 

Germain Chong (Ms)
Marketing Executive
BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd 
DID: 6848 5257


Deror Wong (Mr)
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226



About BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd


BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd is Singapore’s leading exhibition organiser in the fields of gifts and premiums, stationery and office solutions, printing, packaging and signage, and also in the sector of franchising and licensing.

By enhancing our exhibition and event management expertise with alliances and other capabilities, we help move clients forward to achieve their business aims. With a dynamic team having over 30 years of collective relevant experience, deep industry and business expertise, broad media resources and a proven track record, BizLink Exhibition Services is fully committed to providing utmost quality services, delivering exceptional results.


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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