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Singapore Gifts & Premiums Fair and Office Expo Asia 2013 go Eco-friendly

Raising eco-awareness in corporations – from office space and equipment, to corporate gifts

Singapore, 25 June 2013 – Singapore’s one and only dedicated office solutions and business trade event, Office Expo Asia (OEA), will be held concurrently with Singapore Gifts & Premiums Fair (SGPFair) this year. It is organised by BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited.

SGPFair and OEA will be held from 10 – 12 July 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands, Expo and Convention Center, Level 1, Halls B & C.

Together, SGPFair and OEA are Singapore and the region’s leading platforms for corporate and office buyers sourcing for gifts, premiums and office solutions, as well as meeting the ambitions of the corporate business domain.

Apart from the variety of unique products and innovative solutions from over 30 countries on show, attendees can pick up tips on improving their company’s footprint on Earth via the first-ever Eco-Office and Eco-Gifts Showcase.

Working “Green”

Recreating an actual office, green items such as office furniture, carpets, flooring, printers, paint, detergent, lighting, food packaging, and paper will be showcased alongside with eco-tips. This showcase, supported by Singapore Environment Council’s Project Eco-Office initiative, will help to cultivate a sense of environmental consciousness at the workplace

Sharing about the benefits of implementing eco-friendly measures in the office, Mr Jose Raymond, Executive Director of the Singapore Environment Council, said: “Most working individuals spend a minimum 8 hours a day in the office. For companies, office operations account for a significant proportion of the company budget and manpower. Achieving an Eco-Office through measures such as increasing use of natural light and ventilation, allowing flexible working hours or telecommuting to reduce reliance on cars, using energy-saving electronic equipment and procuring offices supplies such as paper from sustainable sources has the dual benefit of promoting employee well-being in the workplace while achieving significant cost savings for the company. It’s great that a major event like the Office Expo Asia 2013 endorses the important message that a green office is a better office, with happier employees.” 

Buying “Green”

Purchasers looking to buy ecologically-friendly products to reduce their impact on the environment can also visit the Eco-Gifts Showcase at SGPFair, displaying a collection of innovative “green” gifts contributed by exhibitors, such as wood jewellery and art pieces made from factory waste, biodegradable cork thumb drives, and pens made from recycled plastic bottles.

Mr Chua Wee Phong, Executive Director, BizLink Exhibition Services, said: "We hope that this Eco-Gifts Showcase will strike a chord with all and the support for sustainability will provide our exhibitors with added motivation to continue this significant work of weaving eco-consciousness and sustainability efforts into the fabric of their companies, processes and products.

Admission is free. Trade, corporate and office buyers seeking to visit should pre-register online at or before 8 July 2013.

Shows at a Glance


    Singapore Gifts & Premiums Fair
    Office Expo Asia
    10 – 12 July 2013
    10 – 12 July 2013
    Hall B & C, Level 1
    Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
    Hall B & C, Level 1
    Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
    Opening Hours:
    10 – 11 July10:30am – 6:00pm
    12 July: 10:30am – 5:30pm
    Opening Hours:
    10 – 11 July10:30 am – 6:00pm
    12 July: 10:30am – 5:30pm
    Trade, corporate and office buyers only
    Trade, corporate and office buyers only


Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E
For more information, please contact:

Melissa Teo (Ms)
Marketing Executive
BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd 
DID: 6848 5936 
HP: 9233 4926

Deror Wong (Mr)
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226
HP: 9848 6934

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 supplies, and also in the sector of franchising and licensing. A forward-thinking organisation with a dynamic team having over 30 years of collective experience in exhibition organising and management, BizLink Exhibition Services works in tandem with its clients and is fully committed to providing utmost quality services to its exhibitors, delivering exceptional results.

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 

In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 270 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs
(STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.


In the radio business, SPH has a 92.9% per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. SPH 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. 

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPH MediaBoxOffice.


SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its second retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. SPH‘s latest retail development project, The Seletar Mall, is slated for completion by end 2014.

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