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Franchising & Licensing Asia 2013 to showcase more than 100 local and international brands

Singapore, 21 August - Franchising & Licensing Asia (FLAsia) 2013 - The International Event for Entrepreneurship, Business Opportunities & Intellectual Property Rights in Asia, will be held from 3 – 5 October 2013at Level 1 Hall B, Sands Expo & Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands Singapore. It is organised by BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings.

The theme for the eighth edition of FLAsia is “From Dreams to Reality”. The event allows franchisors to congregate with potential franchisees and investors, thereby aiding their expansion and success. Visitors can also turn their dreams into reality with the array of franchise options available. 

More than 150 international franchises and brands from Australia, Singapore, Thailand, UK, Spain, USA, Malaysia, Hong Kong, among others, will be present, representing industries such as food & beverage, retail, education, as well as health & wellness.

The event will also showcase the largest South Korea Pavilion in the history of FLAsia. Other country pavilions include Singapore and USA.

Together with an International Conference & Workshop which looks at the latest developments and opportunities in the franchise industry, this annual exhibition and conference bring together industry leaders and provide insights on best practices.

Keynote speaker Bret Cunningham, International Vice President from Smoothie King will be sharing on the topic “Advancing into Asia on an Accelerated Growth Plan”. Bret previously held various positions leading high profile projects in his eight years with the Store Development Global Strategy, Design, and Construction Departments at Starbucks Coffee Company. Known for his analytical approach in the development and execution of long term corporate strategies, Bret also spent 10 years overseeing large design-build projects, including universities and prisons, with other Fortune 500 companies such as Kellogg Brown & Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton and with Centex. Bret holds a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering and recently graduated with his CFE designation.

Visitors can gain insight on pertinent franchise issues from roundtable discussions with Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, DIA Brand Consultants Pte Ltd, BreadTalk Pte Ltd, Angeline Suparto Law Corporation, and Hall & Partners. 

In conjunction with the International Conference, there are also tips on Evaluating a Franchise at a 3-hour interactive FLAsia workshop. The workshop is led by Albert Kong (CFE, CMC, Senior PMC, and CEO), Clarence Nah (General Manager and Resident Consultant) and Christine Rovina Cheung (Consulting Director) of Asiawide Franchise Consultants. 

Kindly write in to for the full conference and workshop programme details.

Visitors looking to register for a free entry trade pass to FLAsia 2013 Exhibition can visit 

For a list of participating exhibitors and brands at FLAsia 2013, visit

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 Franchising and Licensing Association (Singapore) (FLA) 
Franchising and Licensing Association (Singapore) (FLA), started as Singapore's national franchise body. It was one of the founding members of the World Franchise Council. FLA, formerly known as 
Singapore International Franchise Association (SIFA), was established in 1993 with the mission to nurture and develop Singapore's franchise industry. 

Heeding the Singapore Government's call to move towards a knowledge- based economy; coupled with the increasing synergy between Franchising, Branding and Technology Licensing, the 
Association has taken the initiative of enlarging the membership representation and scope of the 
Association to include companies engaged in Branding and Technology Licensing. 

Promoting Singapore as a franchise hub and coupled with members' common objective of business growth and expansion through franchising and licensing formats, the Association seeks to continually promote the platforms of Entrepreneurship and Internationalism in the industry. 

Promoting the use of franchising, licensing and branding as a growth strategy for Singapore enterprises, FLA works with its members to upgrade professionalism and self-regulate, thus enhancing and protecting the image of franchising, branding and licensing. This is achieved through education programmes as well as platforms for exchanging ideas & exploring areas for co-operation. 

FLA through its partnership with government agencies and national franchise and licensing bodies in other countries also assist members in their international marketing programs.

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
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. SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages, and over 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region. On an average day, – 3.05 million individuals or 76 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH’s internet editions of its major newspapers enjoy over 300 million page views with 20 million unique visitors each month. Other new media initiatives include AsiaOne,, ST701, Stomp and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH has also ventured into book publishing, broadcasting, out-of-home advertising and properties. For more information, please visit