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BiZQ Wins two International Awards

Singapore, 25 July 2008 - BiZQ or Business Quotient, a magazine published by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd´s ("SPH Magazines") Custom Publishing unit on behalf of the Singapore Business Federation ("SBF"), received two awards in the recent 2008 Tabbie Awards held in the US.

BiZQ is the official publication of the Singapore Business Federation - the country´s apex business chamber that champions the business community´s interests in trade, investment and industrial relations. BiZQ´s April-June 2007 issue clinched a Gold for Best Cover, in the digital imagery category; the same issue also received Honourable Mention in the Best Single Issue category.

Into its fifth year, the 2008 Tabbie Awards is an international editorial and design competition dedicated exclusively to trade association and business publications in recognition of editorial and creative excellence. BiZQ competed with over 700 entries worldwide from the US, United Kingdom, Australia, France, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.

Says Mr Teng Theng Dar, Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Business Federation, “We are very pleased that BiZQ has been honoured with two awards. The win underscores the international quality of our magazine´s editorial content and design, and the value of BiZQ as an effective communication tool to reach our members. As SBF´s appointed publishing agent, SPH Magazines has managed to communicate successfully SBF´s key messages via insightful content and engaging visuals.”

Aimed at keeping members of the Singapore Business Federation informed and up to date on business opportunities, emerging issues and SBF´s events and initiatives, BiZQ reaches out to decision makers including CEOs, managing directors, businessmen and entrepreneurs. Says Mr Dennis Pua, Managing Director, SPH Magazines, “Our Custom Publishing team is capable not only of producing publications that meet client´s business goals and objectives but also of successfully giving them an edge via engaging content and impressive designs and in doing so, effectively communicating through their publications that they are modern and forward-thinking businesses.”


Issued on behalf of the Singapore Business Federation


Pearly Mak
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
DID: 6319 2336
HP: 9765 6704

About the Singapore Business Federation
As the APEX business chamber, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) champions the interests of the business community in Singapore, in trade, investment and industrial relations. Nationally, SBF acts as the bridge between the government and the businesses in Singapore to create a conducive business environment. Internationally, SBF represents the business community in bilateral, regional, multilateral fora for the purpose of trade expansion and business networking.

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About BiZQ
BiZQ is the official publication of the Singapore Business Federation, the country´s apex business chamber. With a circulation of 20,000 copies, this quarterly magazine is distributed to the Federation´s members, professional associations and overseas business chambers and is aimed at keeping companies and businesses up-to-date on the latest economic trends, industry news and trade and investment opportunities in Singapore and around the world.

About Tabbie Awards 2008
The Tabbie Awards is an annual competition organised by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI) in partnership with the American Society of Business Publication Editors, New Zealand´s Magazine Publishers Association, South Africa´s SAFREA (Southern African Freelancers Association), Australia´s Society of Editors NSW, and the Magazine Publishers Association of South Africa. The competition recognises editorial and design excellence in trade, association and business publications across the globe. TABPI is a US-based organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in B2B publishing worldwide and encourages a dedication to editorial ethics and excellence.

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