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Supporting SMEs to achieve growth at Office Expo Asia 2013

Singapore, 5 July 2013 – Office Expo Asia (OEA) 2013 is Singapore's only dedicated office solutions and business event aimed at meeting the ambitions of the corporate business domain. It is organised by BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

Encompassing office automation and equipment, supplies and services, enterprise solutions, as well as workspace planning and design, OEA will be held from 10 – 12 July 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands, Expo and Convention Center, Level 1, Halls B & C. 

Ms Isabella Loh, Chairman, Singapore Environment Council, will be the Guest-of-Honour for the event’s opening ceremony on 10 July.

Businesses looking to boost productivity and upgrade their capabilities can enjoy free business advice and learn about the various government assistance schemes at OEA’s Advisory Zone, which is helmed by SME Centre @ Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce, as well as Industry and SME Infocomm Resource Centre @ Singapore Institute of Retail Studies. The Singapore Workforce Development Agency will also be present to share on their Enhanced Training Support for SMEs.

There is an Eco-Office Showcase that aims to raise awareness and promote environmentally-friendly habits in the workplace. This is supported by Singapore Environment Council’s Project Eco-Office initiative. 

Recreating an actual office, green items such as office furniture, printers, paints, detergents, lighting, and paper will be showcased alongside with Eco-tips. This first-ever showcase of its kind will help to cultivate a sense of environmental consciousness at the workplace. 

Mr. Chua Wee Phong, Executive Director, BizLink Exhibition Services, said: “We are excited to launch Office Expo Asia in Singapore to be the one and only trade exhibition of its kind in the region, providing an all-round solution for the complex working environment.” 

The myriad of activities at OEA will allow visitors to gain deeper insights into current trends, network with one another, explore business partnerships and share their expertise. OEA 2013 will be held in conjunction with Singapore Gifts & Premiums Fair (SGPFair), Singapore's first and most established trade show of its kind, showcasing promotional, corporate, incentive and retail gifts.

Admission is free and restricted to trade, corporate and office buyers only. Online registration at 
www.OfficExpoAsia.com closes on 8 July, 9am. Thereafter, visitors may register on-site on show days by presenting their business card.


Singapore Gifts & Premium Fair 2013

Visitors can look forward to a variety of unique products and the latest designs from both local and overseas exhibitors from 30 countries, such as Australia, Cambodia, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Thailand, and more.

Taking sustainability issues seriously, Singapore Gifts & Premiums Fair is proud to launch an Eco-Gifts Showcase this year. On display will be a collection of innovative environmentally-friendly gifts contributed by exhibitors, such as wood jewellery and art pieces made from factory “waste” or “rejects”, biodegradable cork thumb drives, pens made from recycled plastic bottles. 

Visitors can also look forward to International Group Pavilions from Hong Kong/ Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam, a series of educational marketing and branding seminars on the show floors, and a student collaboration showcase, into its second year. 

Shows at a Glance

 

    Singapore Gifts & Premiums Fair
    Office Expo Asia
    Date:
    10 – 12 July 2013
    Date:
    10 – 12 July 2013
    Venue:
    Hall B & C, Level 1
    Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
    Venue:
    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
    Admission:
    Trade, corporate and office buyers only
    Admission:
    Trade, corporate and office buyers only
    Registration:
    Registration:

 

Attachment: 



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
Email: 
melissa@bizlink.com.sg

Deror Wong (Mr)
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226
HP: 9848 6934
Email: 
derorw@sph.com.sg


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, 
omy.sg 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.

Broadcasting

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.


Properties

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.

For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg