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Myanmar Supply Chain Management Conference Announces New Dates for 2013

Singapore, 18 September 2013 - The Myanmar Supply Chain Management Conference (MSCM), originally planned for 16-18 September, will now be held on 4-6 November in Myanmar. It is positioned as the only strategic supply chain management conference that addresses the importance of optimising supply chains and transport logistics networks in enhancing the new Myanmar economy.

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Transport, MSCM is organised by Sphere Conferences and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI). Following the successes of the Myanmar Hospitality and Tourism Conference, the Myanmar Urban Development Conference and the Myanmar Banking and Finance Conference, this is the fourth trade event to be organised by Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).

MSCM 2013 will be a business platform for senior-level executives from the manufacturing, logistics and supply chain functions to expand their networks, and establish businesses in Myanmar. Government officials and representatives from various ministries, banks and financial service institutions, manufacturers, retailers, 3rd party logistics service providers, SCM software providers, S&OP software tools and professional consultants will be present at the event.

In addition to listening to insightful presentations from industry leaders, delegates will also have the opportunity to expand their business contacts through exciting networking events throughout the day.

The confirmed speakers include:

  •    H.E U Nyan Htun Aung, Minister for Transport, Ministry of Transport, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
  •    U Aung Ye Htun, Director, Ministry of Transport, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
  •    U Kyaw Oo, Deputy Chief Civil Engineer, Myanmar Port Authority, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
  •    Sumit Chandna, SVP & Head, Buying & Merchandising, Supermarkets, Aditya Birla Retail
  •    Meimei Chua, Executive Director, Beauty Palace, Myanmar
  •    Han Kyi, Director, Creation Myanmar Co. Ltd, Myanmar
  •    Bimo Brahmanto, Director – Global Purchasing, Supplier Quality, GM ASEAN
  •    Donald Hicks, President & CEO, Llamasoft Inc.
  •    Philippe Ruffier, Regional Supply Chain Director, Asia, Johnson & Johnson
  •    Aung Maw Thein, Managing Director, Myanmar Distribution Group
  •    Shashank Raodeo, Senior General Manager, Supply Chain Strategy, Mahindra & Mahindra
  •    Bob Travers, Associate Director, ASEAN Supply Network Organisation, Procter & Gamble

Official online registration is now open. Early bird discount will end on 30 September 2013. Visit our website at for more information.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joyce Lum at 6848 5370 or email at

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For more information, please contact:

Ms. Nann Thi Thi Tun
Marketing Executive 
Sphere Conferences
6848 5371

Ms. Karin Lee
Senior Marketing Manager
Sphere Conferences
6848 6054

Mr Deror Wong
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: 6319 1226

About Sphere Conferences

Sphere Conferences, a conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings, produces conferences that are of the highest quality bringing inspiration, innovation and value to customers. Sphere’s purpose is to empower customers with big and fresh ideas and lasting relationships that will enable them to excel in their chosen markets, by providing unique networking and learning platforms whereby they can learn, network and do business.

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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 
SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across 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 300 million page views with 20 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 UnionWorks Pte Ltd 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 REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited.

The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:

  • Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and
  • The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore. 

The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. 

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