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PS Asia: A broad range of special events to add Excitement at leading Industrial Exhibiton’s Opening in September

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Artillery Systems Asia 2010

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Singapore, 21 June 2010 -Artillery officers and industry professionals in the artillery community will gather this August in Singapore for what is a first of its kind in Asia. Hosted by Defence IQ, A Division of IQPC Worldwide, Artillery Systems Asia is a unique opportunity for industry and senior officers from leading armies to examine the region:

  • Artillery system requirements
  • Technological advancements and trends for artillery modernisation
  • Warfighter feedback from operations abroad

The two day event in Singapore is supported by some of the leading artillery industry specialists includingRaytheon Smiths Detection SagemATKBAE Systems SRCTec and RSL.

A variety of viewpoints will be shared by army officers including

  • Lieutenant General Vinod Nayanar, Commandant School of Artillery, Indian Army
  • Major General Iftikhar Ahmad Chaudhry, Director General Artillery, Pakistan Army
  • Major General J C Rambukpotha, Colonel Commandant Artillery, Sri Lanka Army
  • Brigadier General Ross Ridge, Chief of Field Artillery & Commandant Field Artillery School, United States Army
  • Brigadier General Agus Suyarso, Chief R&D (Artillery & Armour),Indonesian Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Byung Hee Yang, Chief of Common Force Affairs Branch, Republic of Korea Army
  • Colonel Pongsak Munklahan, Deputy Director, Directorate of Operations, Royal Thai Army
  • Colonel Pedro Biasbas, Regiment Commander, Army Artillery Regiment, Philippine Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Brandon Wood, Commanding Officer School of Artillery, Australian Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Sylvain Gagne, Director Land Requirements 2, Canadian Army

Armies worldwide are out to achieve optimum results in the battlefield by having the lethal firepower at the right place, in the shortest amount of time. Moreover, artillery systems that are light, maneuverable and provide accurate support are required for low intensity conflicts in the Asia region; opening commercial and technical opportunities by armies in Asia to upgrade their artillery systems in line with national modernisation programmes.

Speaker Session Highlights Include:

Traveling from India Lieutenant General Vinod Nayanar, from the Indian Army’s Commandant School of Artillery will kick off the second day of the conference will a presentation specifically on India’s future requirements of artillery capabilities. The General will provide attendees with a solid update on the Indian Army’s Field Artillery Rationalisation Plan Programme.

Brigadier General Ross Ridge, from the Commandant Field Artillery School Fort Sill, US Army will make his way from the United States to Singapore for this inaugural event. The BG’s presentation will cover the evolving role of ground fires on the future battlefield, and also several developments and initiatives by the US Army.

The Chief of Research and Development (Artillery & Armour) from the Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence, Brigadier General Agus Suyarso, will provide a detailed session on key challenges and priorities for Indonesia’s future artillery projects and acquisition.

Attendees will have full access to network with the entire speaker faculty.

HVAC Show Gains Increasing Interest & Participation as Industry Demand Hots Up Green Technology Features Highly at HVAC Show in Singapore

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Singapore, June 2010: HVAC Asia 2010 is all set to return from 1 – 3 September, 2010 at the newly-built Marina Bay Sands Singapore, for its 8th staging.

It is highly regarded, by the industry, as South East Asia’s key international exhibition on air-conditioning, heating, ventilation, air-filtration & purification systems and technology. This leading trade show has time and time again proven itself to be the fertile ground for launching new products, reaching out to buyers, appointing agents & distributors, building brand awareness and establishing business networks in South East Asia’s once again booming economy!

HVAC Asia 2010, held in conjunction with Refrigeration Asia 2010 aims to present the best business solutions, products and services to propel business and ventures for the South-East Asia’s HVACR industry. HVAC Asia 2010 and Refrigeration Asia 2010 mark a timely return in September 2010 in view of the recent geopolitical changes and trends that indicate that green building is here to stay. Never before in the history of mankind have leaders of the world from New York, Copenhagen, Kyoto to Macau gathered with such urgency, ambition and purpose for seeking consensus in the application of their respective influences in political and economic geography for the cooperative development of national and foreign policies for driving forward critical issues of climate change and industrial development.

As much as climate change is a hot issue, the burgeoning human populations that places greater pressures on the ecosystem, have reached a scale where abrupt global environmental change can be expected and that demands solutions. And in all of this, the role that the built environment exerts becomes ever more crucial. It is one of the manmade environments, along with agriculture, that mostalters Earth’s geophysical processes. With all the changes afoot today in both the real estateeconomy and national governments, the question in the minds of many is on how to develop andcater for emerging sustainable development issues.

These issues would be discussed by leading experts and industry captains at the HVAC Asia 2010 Industry Conference. The conference is all geared to address three significant sectors covering sustainable development issues i.e. (a) current developments, (b) efficient use of energy and (c) performance optimisation alternatives that include topics such as building green cities – a reality in the making, how the $54 billion HVAC industry supply chain affects climate change, integrating HVAC structures between contractor and the builder, the IECC (International Energy Conservation Code – what it means to the industry and businesses, maximizing value and minimizing costs in green buildings, HCFC22 phase out, retrofit and the future of refrigerants and much, much more. Exhibitors, trade visitors, and delegates can expect to achieve the highest exposure possible at the event with manufacturers and suppliers having good opportunities to reach out to targeted groups ofkeen buyers for products, services and technology in the HVAC industries.

Ms Theresa Gan, Group Exhibitions Director, attributed the rapidly growing interest from HVAC companies to participate in the show as being largely due to “companies are now more aware of the urgency and importance of climate change and its effects. They also realize how serious governments worldwide are on this issue and of the possible ramifications to their equipment, products and services. HVAC industries are ready to face these challenges. They are striving to reengineer more environmentally suitable products as well as quickly reach out to their markets. And HVAC Asia 2010 therefore provides them the ideal marketplace gateway to showcase their latest andbest technology, equipment and products�.

Complementing HVAC Asia 2010 is Refrigeration Asia 2010 which is geared to meet the high demand for refrigeration and cooling equipment at both the consumer and industry sectors. Climate change wreaking heat waves in many parts of the world is a major contributor to this situation. People need and naturally look for comfortable temperatures, humidity, and air conditioning and also circulation in their homes, offices, stores, and even factories. In other words, both residential and non-residential buildings require appropriate heating, ventilating, and cooling.

The market for refrigeration, whether at consumer or industrial levels, has grown substantially over the years. The huge growth and changing patterns of urbanization in Asia requires new equipment and technology to meet this constantly growing demand. Areas of substantial growth include the food and beverage industry in terms of food handling, food processing, food packaging, food storage and cold chain equipment. Food storage and transportation applications are highly necessary for Asian countries which export food as the main industry sector. Refrigeration Asia 2010 is also aimed at meeting the high demand for refrigeration equipment from the regional food and beverage industry. There is an enormous potential in supplying refrigeration equipment solutions and applications to these industries and countries/regions. Global industry buyers across all food manufacturing, processing and hospitality industries are expected to attend Refrigeration Asia 2010 for all their sourcing needs.

Concurrent Event

Endorsing this view is Ms Rosalind Ng, Managing Director of IIR exhibitions, who commented, “Climate concerns, new government regulations, new industry directives, new energy efficient technologies and applications, higher consumer demands, increased competition and greater professional accountability are behind an unprecedented change in HVAC, refrigeration and related industries and I am glad that the Industry Conference held in conjunction with the Exhibition will address these issue”.

HVAC Asia 2010 and Refrigeration Asia 2010 are the ideal marketing platforms to launch and expand business in Asia’s heating, ventilation, air-conditioning & refrigeration and cooling industries.� Dedicated to addressing the needs of the HVACR industry business, both events will provide trade visitors with all the latest in industry’s facts, knowledge, insights, networks and contacts to exploit & capitalize on the many business opportunities that are becoming increasingly available. For more information, please visit www.hvacrseries.com/asia

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ABOUT IIR EXHIBITIONS:

IIR Exhibitions Pte Ltd, established since 1973, is part of Informa Plc, the world’s leading international provider of specialist information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and commercial business communities via publishing, events and performance improvement. Informa, a public listed company quoted on the London Stock Exchange and ranked amongst the FTSE-Group produces over 10,000 events and training courses, distributes 40,000book titles, 2000 subscription-based information services and serving several industry sectors.IIR Exhibitions Pte Ltd runs a series of PS/HVAC exhibitions and conferences around the region including Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam for 2010/2011. These exhibitions have been accorded the distinction of being UFI-awarded events.

For more information, please visit www.informa.com / www.iirx.com.sg
For Sales Enquiries, please contact:
Theresa Gan, Group Exhibitions Director
IIR Exhibitions Pte Ltd
Email: theresa.gan@iirx.com.sg
DID: +65 6319 2654
For Media Enquiries, please contact:
Theodora Prasetio, Marketing Manager
IIR Exhibitions Pte Ltd
Email: theodora.prasetio@iirx.com.sg
DID: +65 6319 2655

Emerging and Frontier Markets Investment 2010 Conference in Singapore

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Analysing investment-stature of emerging and frontier markets, as well as exploring opportunities and challenges present in this highly promising economy

SALVO Global announces Emerging & Frontier Markets Investment 2010 conference, which will be held on July 5th – 6th 2010 in Singapore.

Top global investment officers along with all those who share a keen interest on emerging and frontier markets investment will attend the SALVO Global’s Global Learning Academy 2010 conference.

Emerging and Frontier Markets are suitable for long-term investors as it allows them to avoid “putting all their eggs’ in one basket and thereby increasing the risk of portfolio decline that will be generated by trends in developed markets. However, emerging and frontier markets can give investors a roller coaster ride – risk of political, economic instability, volatile stock markets. Efficient due diligence is essential and requires an in-depth knowledge of its investment potential.

Emerging & Frontier Markets Investment 2010 will provide an alternative investment opportunity for ‘high-risk, high-reward’ seeking investors across the globe with local expertise and insights that are invaluable in understanding the complex, opaque systems that often characterize these rapidly changing markets. Also provides and exclusive opportunity to develop business relationships and network between industry peers, institutional investors, limited partners and providers of investment advisory/information services from the world’s most influential businesses and organizations. Only the best speakers will be featured in this programme!

Conference speakers are scheduled to include: Wambia Capital LLC & Global Africa Fund Management, Eurasia Capital Management (Kazakhstan), Leopard Capital (Cambodia), Leopard Capital (Sri Lanka), Advance Emerging Capital Limited (UK), Prudential Vietnam Fund Management (Singapore) and many more. Conference participation is by invitation only, in an attempt to preserve quality of the event’s networking encounters. Registration is exclusive so that networking value is retained at the middle to top executive level of delegation and the highest caliber of interaction is ensured among attendees and sponsors.

Regularly updated information on ‘Emerging & Frontier Markets Investment 2010’ conference can be found at http://investemergingfrontiers.com

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Salvo provides cutting-edge business knowledge and strategic networking through events like trainings and conferences. We organise mainly public corporate events, the attendees are generally senior decision-makers (C-Level, Directors, GMs, Senior Managers, etc.) from the larger companies (MNCs or local companies) in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Salvo covers Production, Promotion and Delivery of events. Our competences are our acumens in identifying the right topics, our network of global companies and their decision-makers, and our high quality customer service before, during and after event. Visit www.salvoglobal.com for more information.

The Launched of BCM Professional’s Guide: Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2008/9

Friday, August 7th, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact Person: Alice Tan
Company Name: Business Continuity Planning Asia Pte Ltd
Telephone Number: +65 6325 2080
Fax Number: +65 6223 5363
Email Address: alice.tan@bcpasia.com
Web site address: www.bcpasia.com

The Launched of BCM Professional’s Guide: Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2008/9

Singapore, 5th Aug 2009 The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2008/09; A Code of Practice for Business Continuity Management is now available in Chinese!

Since the launch of the BCI GPG in English seven years back, there has been demands from the Chinese community in Asia such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia to have it translated into bilingual version. Business Continuity Planning Asia Pte Ltd (BCP Asia) has taken the lead to translate the entire guide and published the first version of bilingual copy.

This guide address the entire Business Continuity Management Life Cycle, from Programme Management, Understanding the Organizations to Embedding BCM in the organization’s culture. It provides the basis for the current BCM standards : British Standard BS25999-1:2006 and Singapore SS540:2008. Both BCM standards adopted the general framework and practices in the guide during their early stage of development.

Lyndon Bird, FBCI, International Technical Director of The Business Continuity Institute said The Good Practice Guidelines has always set itself the challenge of providing a world-view of the rapidly emerging business continuity discipline in one single publication. Business Continuity certainly is growing rapidly on a global basis and fast becoming a mainstream business discipline. It has its own standards, its own institutions, and its own influence on governments. It has a global reach and a message that is understood from Europe to America, from Asia to Africa. It’s principles work for multi-national corporations and small businesses, for public as well as private sector organizations and in all geographical and political climates. The BCI is always at the front of this development, in ideas and practical tools.

Henry Ee, FBCI, Regional Director of Business Continuity Institute Asia; Director of Business Continuity Planning Asia Pte Ltd (BCP Asia) adds “This version of BCI GPG offers you a handy and comprehensive publication on the generic framework, an effective study guide for the BCI Certification Examination, and its exclusive bilingual feature!

This handy guide is the must-read guide for candidates who wish to take the BCI certification exam and obtain the professional certification in Business Continuity. It is also intended for use by BCM practitioners, risk managers, auditors and regulators with a working knowledge of BCM principles. The principles in these guidelines are applicable to all organizations of any size, sector and location from those with a single site to those with a global presence.

More than 500 copies have been sold across Asia since the launch of the book in mid-May 2009. BCP Asia is looking for distributors to market the books to major bookstores in Asia, making the guide more readily available in the market and benefit all. Interested distributors or to place order you can contact BCP Asia directly at (65)63252080 or email : enquiry@bcpasia.com

About the Publisher

Business Continuity Planning Asia (BCP Asia) is founded in Y2000, with the aim to promote and increase awareness of Business Continuity to professionals in the Asian region. The company is specialised in consultancy, training and coaching services pertaining to Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management. With a team of experienced trainers and consultants, BCP Asia develops trainings and events that are relevant and practical which benefited thousands of professionals in Asia; many who returned for more training.

For more information about us, please visit www.bcpasia.com or contact us at +65 6325 2080, fax number: +65 6223 5363.

Join Gen Y: Attracting, Developing & Retaining Your New AgeEmployees

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

 

 

Generation Y, aged between 19 to 30, who will rule the global workplace of tomorrow, are a hidden power-house of employee potential, critical for global business success in tough times. In this increasingly demanding and diverse environment, workplaces of the future demand that you mitigate inter-generational differences and capture their contributions in order to maximise their potential and achieve a new standard of excellence in this competitive marketplace.

 

How do you attract the right Gen Y talent in challenging times?

Can your organisation administer innovative practices to groom high potential Gen Ys for succession?

Do you know how to build an appealing employer brand and successfully generate loyalty among your Gen Y employees?

 

Win Over Your Gen Y Talent With Case Studies of and Insights from:

 

Programme Highlights:

 

Attracting & Hiring Gen Y

:  Developing a value proposition for recruitment branding to attract Gen Y candidates

Managing & Motivating Gen Y

:  Exploring the challenges faced in managing Gen Y employees

New Media ABC

:  Leveraging on social media channels to engage Gen Y

The Communication Gap

: Negotiating effective means of communication between management and Gen Y

Bridging the Multi-generational Workforce

: Building critical bridges to manage your inter-generational workforce

Reinventing the Workplace

:  Using creative and fun ways to get the message across to Gen Y

Leadership Development

:  Aligning learning and development to the learning needs and styles of Gen Y

Succession Planning

:  Identifying the right Gen Y talent and developing a leadership talent pipeline

Retention Strategies

:  Balancing extrinsic and intrinsic rewards to build a desirable workplace for Gen Y


Detailed Programme, Please visit

http://www.conferences.com.sg/S1352-HR11-27A-B.pdf
   Conference Fee : S$1595 (Register and pay before 9 September 2009 – Save $300)

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Additional 10% discount for groups of 3 or more !

For conference enquiries , please contact: Ms. Rena Lin

Tel: (65) 6372 2202 or Fax: (65) 6227 1601

Email: rena@conferences.com.sg


Be a Sponsor Now!

Secure and grow your organisation’s market leadership positioning by becoming one of our prestigious corporate sponsors. Our conference presents your organisation the unique opportunity to showcase your company’s capabilities, innovations, technology solutions platforms, products and services. Capture the interests and influence the decisions of key industry players through various sponsorship options:

Speaking Sessions Luncheon  Exhibition Space Promotional Materials Customised Packages

For sponsorship & exhibition opportunities, please contact Ms. Chan Boon Wah

Tel: (65) 6372 2216 or Fax: (65) 6227 1601

Email : boonwah@conferences.com.sg

 

    Our Upcoming Conferences (Please click on the following or visit http://www.conferences.com.sg)

  1. Measuring & Optimising Digital Marketing ROI Workshop, 3 – 4 Aug 2009, Singapore
  2. Media Relations in the Digital Age Conference, 3 – 4 Aug 2009, Singapore & 6 – 7 Aug 2009, Hong Kong
  3. Strategic Workforce Planning Workshop , 13 – 14 Aug 2009, Singapore
  4. Integrated Marketing Communication Conference , 20 – 21 Aug 2009, Singapore
  5. Social Media Marketing Workshop , 23 – 24 Aug 2009, Singapore & 27 – 28 Aug 2009, Hong Kong
  6. Crisis Management & Communications Workshop , 23 – 24 Aug 2009, Singapore & 27 – 28 Aug 2009, Hong Kong
  7. Strategic Positioning for Executive Education Providers Conference, 14 – 15 Sep 2009, Singapore
  8. Marketing to Asian Women Conference, 8 – 9 Oct 2009, Singapore

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Corporate Restructuring & Turnaround, July 23 – 24, Singapore

Thursday, May 28th, 2009


 

 

 

With the impact of the global financial crisis hitting companies and businesses, there is a compelling need for them  to seek ways to streamline their operations and address corporate balance sheet concerns. Increasingly, corporate restructuring activities are not only carried out by distressed companies but also by healthy ones with under-performing business units. With the right restructuring techniques, companies would be able to minimise risk of insolvency and stay profitable in this volatile business environment.

 

Are you aware of potential causes for distress in your business?

How can you implement corporate restructuring within your business before it is too late?

Are you informed of the latest legal and financial developments that have an impact on restructuring activities?

Improve Business Performance & Maintain Financial Stability with Insightful Presentations & Case Studies By:

In-depth Analysis & Comprehensive Framework to Address Compelling Issues in Corporate Restructuring:

Restructuring in Financial Downturn : Learn from the Asian Financial Crisis & adopt sophisticated bankruptcy techniques from US to Asia
Turnaround Management

: Outlast competition with pro-active turnaround measures to drive sustainable growth & build resilience for your business

Restructuring Proposal : Identify early warning signs of distress & negotiate for creditor buy-in in a crisis
Restructuring & Recovery : Study the formal rehabilitation procedures & key success factors of a recovery plan
Financial Restructuring

: Hear how Cerebos identified challenges clearly upfront & managed them during the restructuring process

Laws & Legislations

: Address the appropriateness of present legislative framework in this current economic climate

Operational Restructuring : Conduct risk factors analysis & re-examine key cost drivers to enhance business functions
Merger & Acquisitions : Establish clear M&A objectives & assess potential development in the region


Detailed Programme, Please visit

http://www.conferences.com.sg/S1345-CRS-01F-C.pdf
Workshop Fee : S$1,395 (Register and pay before 26 June 2009 – Save $300)

To Register, please visit   

dditional 10% discount for groups of 3 or more !

For conference enquiries , please contact: Ms. Lorraine Tiang

Tel: (65) 6372 2201 or Fax: (65) 6227 1601

Email: lorraine@conferences.com.sg


Be a Sponsor Now!

Secure and grow your organisation’s market leadership positioning by becoming one of our prestigious corporate sponsors. Our workshop presents your organisation the unique opportunity to showcase your company’s capabilities, innovations, technology solutions platforms, products and services. Capture the interests and influence the decisions of key industry players through various sponsorship options:

Speaking Sessions Luncheon Exhibition Space Promotional Materials Customised Packages

For sponsorship & exhibition opportunities, please contact Ms. Justina Ang

Tel: (65) 6372 2309 or Fax: (65) 6227 1601

Email : justina@conferences.com.sg

 


Our Upcoming Conferences (Please click on the following or visit http://www.conferences.com.sg)

  1. Successful Branding in Asia , 22 – 23 Jun 2009, Singapore & 25 – 56 Jun 2009, Hong Kong
  2. Supply Chain Risk Management, 22 – 23 Jun 2009, Hong Kong & 25 – 56 Jun 2009, Singapore
  3. Employee Fraud Prevention & Management Conference , 9 – 10 Jul 2009, Singapore
  4. Cost-Effective Marketing Conference , 9 – 10 Jul 2009, Singapore
  5. Investor Relations : Strategy & Communications Workshop , 13 – 14 Jul 2009, Singapore & 16 – 17 Jul 2009, Hong Kong
  6. Search Engine Marketing Workshop , 20 – 21 Jul 2009, Singapore & 23 – 24 Jul 2009, Hong Kong
  7. Measuring & Optimising Digital Marketing ROI , 3 – 4 Aug 2009, Singapore & 6 – 7 Aug 2009, Hong Kong

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Are You Well-Equipped To Fight Against Employee Fraud?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Singapore, April 17, 2009 In the wake of today’s financial meltdown, organisations are looking more closely at their operations, and it is very likely that more employee fraud cases will be exposed.

 As seen from the Satyam and Madoff scandals which shook the entire business world, the repercussions resulting from employee fraud extends beyond just financial damage. Organisations will suffer from substantial internal impact and unquantifiable damage to reputation.

 To equip organisations with the requisite knowledge and tools in the fight against fraud, Pacific Conferences is organising a 2-day Conference on Employee Fraud Prevention and Management from 9-10 July 2009 in Singapore. Speakers from Canon, Siemens, Deloitte Forensic, Ernst & Young, Allen & Gledhill, International Risk, ATMD Bird & Bird, World-Check, Control Risks Screening, and Watson, Farley & Williams, will be going through critical issues such as risk mitigation, fraud investigation, anti-money laundering, fraud response plans etc.

 We have witnessed many fraud-related scandals in Asia and around the globe recently. This calls for more effective responses, both proactive and reactive, to counter employee fraud,” said conference speaker Anthony Hsu, Vice President of International Risk.

 Anthony will be touching on the recent developments of employee fraud in Asia, areas that are most susceptible to employee fraud, and essential business controls that will aid in the fight against fraud.  

 Urging organisations to attend this conference, Kenny Mok, VP of Compliance Office from Siemens, said, This conference will provide some solid material relating to fraud prevention as well as practical enhancements to internal compliance and governance processes in order to prevent or mitigate fraud risks. It will also be an excellent forum for benchmarking practices and networking.

 Kenny will be sharing the compliance programmes undertaken by Siemens, and how it rolled out an anti-corruption-implementation kit which integrates anti-fraud controls into key business processes.

 A conference not to be missed, this rare gathering will congregate a panel of renowned lawyers, consultants and practitioners. Sign up now and find out how to develop a long term anti-fraud strategy and be updated with the latest fraud prevention tools!

 Title: Employee Fraud Prevention & Managementâ€? Conference

Dates: 9 – 10 July 2009

Venue: Sheraton Towers, Singapore

 For more information, please visit http://www.conferences.com.sg/S1340-Fraud2-13V-S.pdf, or contact Ms. Lorraine Tiang at +65 6372 2201 or email lorraine@conferences.com.sg

 About Pacific Conferences

Pacific Conferences specialises in organising business conferences aimed at providing interactive, insightful information and analysis about issues facing businesses in Asia-Pacific. Our conferences are developed through thorough research and a deep understanding of the critical concerns facing industry professionals. They are addressed by experts and leaders who have deep knowledge and practical experiences in their respective areas.

 For further information, please contact:

Name: Valerie Low (Ms)

Position: Conference Marketing Executive

Tel: +65 6372 2216

Email: valerie@conferences.com.sg

Website: www.conferences.com.sg

Minimise Costs AND Maximise Business Impact in Today’s Tough Economy

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Singapore In today’s economic turmoil, companies are facing mounting pressure to continually lower costs and maintain a lean business operation to ensure survival. There is a compelling need to leverage on current resources to drive sustainable cost advantages and manage risk effectively.

However, finance professionals need to ensure that financial results are not compromised amidst cost reduction and risk management measures. Pacific Conferences is organising a 2-day Conference on “Strategic Cost Reduction and Risk Management for the Finance Function� from 14-15 May 2009 in Singapore. This timely conference seeks to equip Finance Directors & CFOs with essential strategies and critical tools to minimise costs and maximise business impact,

“In today’s marketplace, there is relentless pressure to reduce and improve efficiency. However, our research shows that half of the cost reduction programmes are not able to meet the established goals,� said conference speaker Andy Hui, CFO Services Practice Lead of Deloitte Consulting, South East Asia.

Andy will be sharing tips on how to approach cost reduction strategically, as well as the key success factors for effective and sustainable cost reduction programmes at this conference. Speakers from KPMG, The Regent Hotel and Accenture will also go through key issues such as designing the right shared services operating model to achieve cost savings, tapping on BPM (Business Process Management) to manage changes associated with redesigning business processes, and motivating employees to involve themselves in performance improvement exercises.

Agreeing with Andy, conference speaker Peter Gordon, Consultant to MasterCard, feels that in today’s economy, organisations are facing heightened bottom line demands. They have to maintain or grow the business with less budget resources.

“For most CFOs, finance managers and business leaders, it is not a simple matter of just a red pen budget slash,� said Peter. In his presentation, Peter will discuss the best practices in managing large travel and entertainment budgets, as well as costs savings through benchmark efficiency.

“In most organisations, travel and entertainment expenditures remain a significant component of the expense base. Smarter CFOs and finance managers are adopting travel management tools to reduce costs, eliminate waste, increase risk management activities and improve employee compliance.�

A highlight of this conference is Dr. Ulysses Chioatto’s full day session on Enterprise Risk Management. The founder and director of SSAMM Management Consulting, Ulysses has more than 25 years of experience in Enterprise Risk Management, and his clients include MNCs such as Microsoft and Adobe.

With many global brands affected by the current crisis, Ulysses believes that preparation for the “medium term recovery� is essential, and that “risk management practices by CFO, COO and senior management teams have made a difference for many organisations�.

In his session, Ulysses will be teaching delegates how to identify, assess and measure risks. By the end of the session, delegates will be equipped on how to streamline their operating models to achieve realistic results that can meet their business needs.

This dynamic and interactive conference will teach finance professionals the strategies and tactics to enhance shareholders’ value and transform their organisations into a lean and high performance business through high profile case studies.

Title: “Strategic Cost Reduction and Risk Management for the Finance Function� Conference

Dates: 14 – 15 May 2009

Venue: Holiday Inn Atrium, Singapore

For more information, please visit http://www.conferences.com.sg/S1334-CR3-03F.pdf, or contact Ms. Rena Lin at +65 6372 2202 or email rena@conferences.com.sg

About Pacific Conferences

Pacific Conferences specialises in organising business conferences aimed at providing interactive, insightful information and analysis about issues facing businesses in Asia-Pacific. Our conferences are developed through thorough research and a deep understanding of the critical concerns facing industry professionals. They are addressed by experts and leaders who have deep knowledge and practical experiences in their respective areas.

For further information, please contact:

Name: Ivy Huang (Ms)

Position: Conference Marketing Executive

Tel: +65 6372 2297

Email: Ivy@conferences.com.sg

Website: www.conferences.com.sg

The Winners of the 2nd Asia Business Continuity Awards 2008 (ABCA) n

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Singapore The 2nd Asia Business Continuity Awards (ABCA2008) Ceremony was successfully held on 5th Nov 2008, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel. This event was held in conjuction with the 8th Annual Business Continuity Management Conference — Unleash the Power of a GREEN BCM.The ABCA 2008 aims to recognize excellence in the achievement of individuals and organizations that have been contributing to the business continuity industry significantly. ABCA grants the highest possible honor in the Asia Pacific to the recognition and acknowledgement of individuals and organizations in their efforts in business continuity.

In addition, ABCA 2008 seeks to facilitate networking amongst business continuity professionals and associated parties, to exchange ideas and updates in the growth and development in the industry. It also created an opportunity to increase the visibility, significance and necessity of having a Business Continuity Management System in the culture of every business.
The ABCA 2008 had attracted entries from Saudi Arabia, Korea, United States of America, India, Japan, United Kingdom and Singapore. Nominees came from both business continuity related industries to financial, BPOs and end users.

List of winners:
Individual Category

Business Continuity Manager of the Year Abdulrahman M. Alonaizon, Arab National Bank.
Lifetime Achievement Wong Tew Kiat, Singapore Computer Systems Ltd

Business Category

Business Continuity Provider of the Year (BCM Services) Singapore Computer Systems Ltd.
Business Continuity Provider of the Year (BCM Software) — Office-Shadow Ltd
Group Excellence in Business Continuity Management Arab National bank
Group Excellence in Business Continuity Management Infosys BPO Ltd
Product or Service Innovation of the Year BSI Management Systems

ABCA 2008 is judged by an international panel of judges; all of whom are certified professionals in the industry with more than 10 years experience and are highly regarded in the field of business continuity. They are: Lyndon Bird, Technical Director of Business Continuity Institute (based in UK) , John Worthington, Board Member of Business Continuity Institute (based in New Zealand) Masamichi Synohara, BCI Japan Representative (based in Japan) and Kenny Seow, Lifetime achievement winner for ABCA 2007 (based in Australia).

The Asia Business Continuity Awards is not only opened to local Singapore organizations but those in the region as well. This year, we see a growing number of international entries for the awards and this is definitely a positive sign that interest in the award is growing. said Kenny Seow, the chairman for the ABCA 2008 awards presentation ceremony who is also one of the judges. The entries received were of very high quality and the panel of judges had a very difficult time in the scoring and selection process. After several rounds of discussions and conference calls, the judges finally agreed on the winners. The scores of some of the nominees are very close indeed!

I congratulate BCP Asia for taking the initiative to organize this award and thank those who have contributed in one way or another to make this year’s award a success. I would like to encourage more organizations and BCM practitioners to participate in the awards next year. It is only through your participation that we will be able to bring the business continuity industry to greater heights. Kenny continues.

Pankaj Rai, BSI Management Systems South East Asia Managing Director, Winner of Product or Service Innovation of the Year said, On behalf of BSI, I am delighted that the ABCA has honoured BSI with this award for its work in business continuity management. BSI recognized the vital importance of BCM in protecting the resilience of organizations throughout the world and developed a number of value-add solutions around the BS 25999 standard, including certification and training services. Through these services, organizations of any size, industry and geographic location can implement a proven business continuity plan and clearly demonstrate to all their stakeholders that they meet industry best practices for BCM.

According to the winner of individual awards category, Lifetime Achievement Wong Tew Kiat from Singapore Computer Systems Ltd (SCS): I’ve been in the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) industry for 20 years and I am still enjoying each day, learning and enriching myself during the numerous discussions or sharing sessions with my team members, customers, industry partners and competitors. There are just so many incidents and life experiences we can learn from one another. I strongly believe that all organizations, and even nations, should be equipped with a sound BC/DR plan. The plan should incorporate the best practices in light of the natural catastrophes, terrorism and geopolitical tension and should be tested and retested to further refine and ensure that all areas are well-covered, SCS is also the winner for Business Provider of the Year (BCM Services).

The 2nd Asia Business Continuity Awards is organized by Business Continuity Planning Asia . The next ABCA will be held during October/November 2009; nomination will be open during June/July period. For more updates, please check it out at www.bcmconference.com

About the Organizer

Business Continuity Planning Asia (BCP Asia) is founded in Y2000, with the aim to promote and increase awareness of Business Continuity to professionals in the Asian region. The company is specialized in consultancy, training and coaching services pertaining to Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management. With a team of experienced trainers and consultants, BCP Asia develops trainings and events that are relevant and practical which benefited thousands of professionals in Asia; many who returned for more training.

For the 8th year running, BCP Asia has been committed and successfully held one of the leading BCM Conferences in Asia the Annual Business Continuity Conference. Backed by quality topics, the esteem panel of speakers and responsive team, BCP Asia aims to provide you with the latest trends; developments and ideas for your BCM program.

For more information about us, please visit www.bcpasia.com or contact us at +65 6325 2080, fax number: +65 6223 5363.

Contact Person: Alice Tan
Company Name: Business Continuity Planning Asia Pte Ltd
Telephone Number: +65 6325 2080
Fax Number: +65 6223 5363
Email Address: alice.tan@bcpasia.com
Web site address: www.bcmconference.com
Award Ceremony: The Winners of the 2nd Asia Business Continuity Awards 2008 (ABCA)