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Corporate leaders and financial experts at inaugural INVEST Fair 2010 Conference

Inaugural event held in conjunction with INVEST Fair 2010 exhibition

Singapore, 20 August 2010 – Some of the region's leading corporate leaders and experts in the financial market convened at the inaugural INVEST Fair 2010 Conference held this morning. Jointly organised by The Business Times, Singapore’s leading business daily, and ShareInvestor, the financial internet media and technology company and a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), INVEST Fair 2010 Conference was held at the Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom in conjunction with the 2-day INVEST Fair Exhibition.

The theme of the inaugural conference was “Riding the Regional Recovery” and it comprised three separate panel discussions covering topics ranging from investing in equities, evolving roles of Asian bourses in the equities and commodities market and the performance of ASEAN blue-chip companies.

Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance and Transport, was the Guest-of-Honour for the INVEST Fair 2010 Conference.

Some of the corporate leaders who participated in the panel discussions included Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of SPH; Mr Piyush Gupta, Chief Executive Officer of DBS Bank; Mr Charamporn Jotikasthira, President of the Stock Exchange of Thailand; and Dato’ Jeffrey Ng, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway REIT Management Sdn Bhd, among others.

Mr Patrick Daniel, Editor-in-Chief of the English and Malay Newspapers Division of SPH and Chairman of ShareInvestor, said, “With markets and national economies recovering nicely, trading volumes will go up and this will attract yet more interest among retail and institutional investors alike. The INVEST Fair Conference for CEOs allows corporate leaders to speak to investors about issues that affect their business.”

Mr Alvin Tay, Editor of The Business Times, said, “The Business Times is pleased to be organising the inaugural INVEST Fair 2010 Conference. We have been providing comprehensive coverage and commentaries to help our readers stay abreast of the latest business developments and investment trends. The Conference is another platform for us to equip them with more insights so that they can make informed investment decisions."

This year’s INVEST Fair 2010 Exhibition attracted a total of 50 sponsors and exhibitors including listed companies, financial institutions and education providers. Visitors can also look forward to over 50 paid and free workshops and seminars on the latest investment trends and product offerings from an array of industry experts and organisations.

Mr Christopher Lee, Chief Executive Officer of ShareInvestor, said, “The INVEST Fair 2010 Exhibition offers the platform for public-listed companies to communicate with their investors, learn about their concerns and build trust and rapport. At the same time, investors can learn more about other asset classes such as Warrants, ETFs, Contracts For Differences and Forex. With a strong line-up of leading players in the various asset classes and interactive investment seminars, INVEST Fair is a one-stop educational hub to empower investors with the knowledge of the various investment opportunities.”

Details of the INVEST Fair 2010 Conference and Exhibition -

  1. INVEST Fair 2010 Conference
    Date – Friday, 20 August 2010
    Time – 9.00am to 6.00pm (Registration starts at 8.15am)
    Venue – Marina Bay Sands Grand Ballroom, Level 5

    INVEST Fair 2010 Conference programme – refer to Appendix 1

  2. INVEST Fair 2010 Exhibition
    Date – Saturday – Sunday, 21-22 August 2010
    Time – 10.00am to 7.00pm
    Venue – Marina Bay Sands Hall E, Basement 2

    INVEST Fair 2010 Exhibition paid workshops and free seminars – refer to Appendix 2



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About The Business Times

The Business Times (BT), a member of the Singapore Press Holdings group, is South-east Asia's leading business daily. It is Singapore’s only financial daily and provides a complete guide on the local, regional and international business scene.

BT brings to its readers each day a comprehensive and concise package of corporate, financial, economic and political news, analysis and commentary. BT also carries features and the latest lifestyle trends in food, entertainment, shopping, arts, health, travel and design.

In June 1995, BT became the first English-language newspaper in Asia to go on the World Wide Web. Since January 2000, BT Online started to be available from 4am Singapore time (GMT +0800) and to offer news updates throughout the day.

Redesigned in September 2004 to engage a new generation of readers, a refreshing blue masthead, bigger fonts and friendlier layout were introduced. The content has been expanded to reflect a complete read, packing in loads of new features, such as specialty pages, a daily take on the health of the Singapore economy and dedicated regional pages.

For more information, visit www.businesstimes.com.sg


About ShareInvestor

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, ShareInvestor is a financial internet media & technology company that owns one of the largest investor relations network in Asia. ShareInvestor provides market data tools and financial applications to institutional and retail investors. The company also manages one of the largest independent financial portals in Singapore. As a technology company, ShareInvestor assists public listed companies and financial institutions with their corporate website designs and technology services.

ShareInvestor clients include more than 450 public listed companies in the region and its corporate clients include many blue chip companies. ShareInvestor has thousands of paying subscribers for its financial products and services, and an average of 100,000 unique visitors monthly across its online properties.

ShareInvestor organises regular financial investment seminars and conferences for investors. Our annual large scale conferences, INVEST Fair in Singapore and INVESTOR Expo in Malaysia draw thousands of participants from Asia to the shows. ShareInvestor operates in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

For more information, visit us at www.shareinvestorholdings.com.