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HSMAI Celebrates A Decade of Learning, Networking & Growth in Asia Pacific with its 10th Annual AsiaConnect Conference at  Marina Bay Sands Singapore

AsiaConnect, HSMAI Asia Pacific’s annual learning and networking event for hospitality sales, marketing and revenue management professionals will focus on the dynamics of ‘The New Sales Professional’, Game Changing Consumer Trends, Real-time Marketing Solutions and Digital Customer Engagement. 

Digital and mobility are at the heart of business today and will have a profound impact on the travel and hospitality industry. Asia Connect 2014 will feature a keynote presentation by Ani Bhalekar, mobility solutions expert at Accenture Digital on ‘Tapping the Growth of the Mobility Marketplace’ to help hospitality professionals stay ahead of the curve and be profitable.

Also headlining this year’s program is Bob Gilbert, president & CEO of HSMAI who will present key findings of an upcoming HSMAI Foundation Special Report on the ‘Evolving Reality of the Modern Sales Professional’. This report will challenge traditional thinking and call attention to the new skills and knowledge expected of the successful sales professional in today’s market.

According to Bob Gilbert, “The nature of hotel sales and marketing as we know it today has changed. With social media and social selling now influencing a majority of B2B buyers, hotel professionals must leverage on the digital ecosystem that enable customers, partners and prospects to interact and share their experiences with the brand to eventually influence transactions.” Asia Connect 2014 will provide hotel professionals with insight and solutions to make the transition to the modern hospitality professional. 

This highly interactive program will feature panel discussions including, ‘Hoteliers of a New Generation’ sharing their perspective on the marketplace and the new rules of customer engagement, ‘Convergence and Collaboration’ – Opportunities for Integrating Revenue Management Into the Organization, ‘Voice of the Customer’ Executives from corporate travel and meetings & events voice their views on hotels & hospitality, and research findings from the HSMAI Asia Pacific-CNI ‘Pulse of the Industry Survey’. 

To take the survey, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/hsmaiap2014.

New at AsiaConnect are ‘FASTrack’ workshop sessions presented by subject-matter experts on ‘Strategic Selling’, ‘Real-Time Marketing’, ‘Social Media Trends’ and ‘Revenue Optimization’ which includes, Transitioning to the Modern Sales Professional with Peak Hospitality Solutions, Monetizing Your Online Reputation & Reviews with TripAdvisor and Driving Ancillary Revenue with Up-selling & the Mobile Platform with Nor1.

This conference is most valuable for individuals at single hotel properties, and those in corporate and regional positions who want to learn what’s new to stay relevant and to network with other hospitality sales & marketing professionals. 

Gold Sponsors: Nor1 and TripAdvisor, Table Sponsors: Far East Hospitality Management, FRHI Hotels & Resorts, Marina Bay Sands, TravelCLICK, Content Sponsors/Partners: Peak Hospitality Solutions, Wiley, Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management, Sabre Hospitality Solutions and WIT. 

*Registration fees: HSMAI Members – SGD$195, Full-Time Faculty & Students – SGD$225, Sponsor’s Rate – SGD$225, Non-Member Group (2 or more) – SGD$ 250, Non-Member Individual – SGD$300, HSMAI Membership & Conference Package – SGD$480. *For early registrations through 18 August 2014. 

Register online at: https://hsmaiasiaconnect.eventbrite.com.au. 

For more information contact Chris Toguchi at
 email: chris@macrovisionnetwork.com

About HSMAI Asia Pacific 
Founded in 2005, HSMAI Asia Pacific’s mission is to be the leading source for sales and marketing information, tools, insight, business development, and networking for professionals in the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry while operating as a leading voice for hotel sales, marketing and revenue management disciplines. Activities in the region are held in Greater China, Australia, and Southeast Asia.  The region’s signature educational conference, AsiaConnect, has been produced in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok and Beijing. For additional information, follow us on Twitter @hsmaiasia or on LinkedIn at HSMAI Asia Pacific. HSMAI Asia Pacific is a Region of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Global which is a federation of Regions committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry’s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members globally with a presence in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East.  www.hsmai.org 

Media Contact:

Jackie Douglas
HSMAI Asia Pacific
M: +61 (0) 414 381 240
E: jackiedouglas@outlook.com

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Industry Leaders to discuss LNG at the 6th World LNG Series: Asia Pacific Summit

15 July
2014 – SINGAPORE – Investment in, demand for and distribution of LNG in Asia
Pacific will be discussed among leaders of from the LNG industry, representing
suppliers, investors and distributors at the 6th World LNG Series: Asia Pacific
Summit (LNG Asia). The conference takes place in Singapore from 23-26
September.

Keynote
speakers who will give an overview of the market, and their perspectives on the
outlook for LNG in Asia Pacific include:

  • Hon. Nixon Philip Duban MP, -Minister for
    Petroleum and Energy, Papua New Guinea
  •  Mr Seah Moon Ming, Executive Director &
    Group CEO, Pavilion Energy
  • Jérôme Ferrier, Senior Vice President
    Corporate, Total, and President of the International Gas Union

BP, ExxonMobil,
Shell and GDF Suez LNG will talk strategy of Asia Pacific’s LNG supply chain. They
will tackle the key issues underlying Asia Pacific’s supply demand balance to
2020. The panelists are:

  • Jonty Shephard, Chief Operating Officer, LNG,
    BP
  • Stephan Roeper, Vice President LNG Marketing, ExxonMobil
    Asia Pacific
  • James MacTaggart, General Manager- New Markets
    Asia and MENA, Shell
  • Philip Olivier, President, GDF Suez LNG

Investment
and trading trends – speakers will confer as to the pricing of LNG, spot market
trading of LNG, creating a trading hub for LNG in Asia and the risk management that
is needed to run cross-commodity exposures. Industry representatives who will
lead this discussion are:

  • Mark A. da Roza, Manager, LNG Trading &
    Origination, ConocoPhillips
  • Sid Bambawale, Director LNG, Citi
  • Eiji Yanagawa, General Manager, Global Gas
    Trading Department, Natural Gas Division I, Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • Dr Anthony Barker, General Manager, BG
    Singapore Gas Marketing

The
current status of global LNG supply projects and their likely success in Asia
Pacific will be addressed by:

  • Don Althoff, President and Chief Executive
    Officer for Veresen Inc
  • Raj Goswami, Head of Gas & Consulting for
    Asia & Middle East, Wood Mackenzie
  • Nicolas Zanen, Vice President, Trading,
    Cheniere Energy
  • Masahiro Nakamura, Manager of Planning, Fuels
    Department for Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc

Developments
such as the extension of the Panama Canal, the technical difficulties of
bunkering, as well as the impact of the distribution of Western Shale Gas to
Asia will impact the shipping of LNG. Speakers who will discuss this include:

  • Debbie Turner, Senior Shipping Advisor, SSY
    Gas
  • Waleed Hashim Al-Ansari, Head of Marine
    Terminals & Fleet Compatibility, Qatargas
  • David Colson, Commercial Vice President, GTT

In addition to the programme, King & Spalding and the Galway Group will lead two workshops the day prior to the conference (22 September 2014). 

  • The first, from 9.30am-12.30pm will be on Pricing.  The session addresses price reviews in LNG contracts led by Merrick White, Partner, King & Spalding (Singapore) LLP and Dan Rogers, Partner, King & Spalding LLP. 
  • The second training seminar will take place from 13.30-17.30pm. Entitled, ‘Managing Feedgas supply for LNG export facilities – balancing obligations and risks’, this session will be led by Galway Group 

Nominations for the CWC Asia Pacific LNG Innovation Award 2014, which celebrates excellence in innovation, are open for submission. Nominations close  August 15 2014. 

The conference is made possible by our sponsors; the Gold and Silver Sponsors include Pavilion Energy, SMBC, Trafigura, Cheniere, Oman LNG, Mozambique LNG and ABS. Bronze sponsors are ExxonMobil, BP, Conono Phillips, Gazprom, Jordan Cove, Galway Group, King & Spalding and GTT.

Registration for the conference is now open at http://asiapacific.cwclng.com/.

Notes to Editors
· 
More information at http://asiapacific.cwclng.com/summit/2014-programme/  
· 
Media are welcome to attend. Please register
with the press contact.
· 
Images from the 2013 LNG Asia are available
here

The CWC Group
Roshan Jan-Mahomed
Senior Marketing Manager, LNG & Gas Portfolio
CWC Group

Direct tel: + 44 207 978 0018
Email: rjanmahomed@thecwcgroup.com
Website: www.thecwcgroup.com

Press Contact
Illka Gobius
PINPOINT Public Relations
illka.gobius@pinpoint-pr.net
m: +65 9769 8370

CWC Group Announces Dates and Speakers for the 6th World LNG Series: Asia Pacific Summit

30 April
2014 – LONDON, UK – The 6th World LNG
Series: Asia Pacific Summit
will take place from 23-26 September 2014 at
the newly refurbished Grand Hyatt Hotel, Singapore.  

“Conferences
such as these are important to the LNG business in Asia,” said Patricia
Roberts, Associate Director, CWC Group Ltd. She continued, “We are seeing
several new LNG projects focusing their sales in the Asian market.  LNG
agreements committing long-term volumes to Asia are being signed by a variety
of established players as well as new inter-regional sellers.  The Asian
region is expected to grow strongly over the next decade and remain the
pace-setter of the global industry. That is why the inter-personal
relationships made at this Summit prove critical over the long term”.

In addition
to the conference and networking events, delegates are exclusively invited
to tour
the Singapore LNG Terminal (SLNG) – the first LNG terminal in
Singapore. This S$1.7 billion facility commenced operations in May 2013 and it
is a critical infrastructure that ensures the security of supply sources to
meet Singapore’s energy demand. The Terminal is designed to serve multiple users
and support the development of Singapore as an LNG hub for the region. 

Speakers
confirmed for the event currently include:

  • Jonty Shepard, COO- LNG, BP
  • Philip Olivier, President, GDF Suez LNG
  • Stephan Roeper , Vice President LNG Marketing, ExxonMobil Asia
    Pacific Pte. Ltd.
  • Rajeev Mathur, Executive Director, GAIL (India) Ltd.
  • Yasushi Sakakibara, Chief Representative, Asia Pacific Regional Office, Tokyo
    Gas Co. Ltd
  • Martin Lambert, Senior Vice President, NWS Australia LNG
  • Andrew Seck, Assistant Director East of Suez Marketing, Qatargas
  • Masahiro Nakamura, Manager of Planning- Fuels Department, Chubu
    Electric Power Co.
  • Dr Anthony Barker, General Manager, BG Singapore Gas Marketing Pte
    Ltd.
  • Rod Duke, Vice President Gladstone LNG, Santos
  • Joanna Hardinge, Director LNG Marketing- Asia, Gazprom Marketing
    & Trading Singapore
  • Asish Mohanty, Director, Galway Group
  • Sid Bambawale, Director LNG, Citi
  • Mark da Roza, Manager, LNG Trading & Origination, ConocoPhillips
  • Debbie Turner, Director- Senior Shipping Advisor, SSY Gas
  • Dan Rogers, Partner, King & Spalding (Singapore) LLP
  • Raj Goswami, Head of Gas & Consulting for Asia & Middle
    East, Wood Mackenzie
  • Pat Roberts, Associate Director – Gas, CWC Group Ltd
  • Merrick
    White,
    Partner, King & Spalding (Singapore) LLP

In 2013,
some 350 delegates attended the Summit. A larger number of delegates
representing at least 30 countries are expected this year.  Sponsors of the
event currently include Trafigura, Cheniere, Oman LNG, ABS, Exxon Mobil, BP,
ConocoPhilips, Gazprom, Galway Group, King & Spalding and GTT.

NOTES TO EDITORS

  • Media partners for the conference are sought. Download the brochure or contact Roshan Jan-Mahomed [RJanMahomed@thecwcgroup.com] for details.
  • Media are welcome to register with Illka Gobius for complimentary attendance to the event, including the SLNG tour. The detailed timetable for the SLNG tour can be found here.

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About the World LNG Series: Asia Pacific Summit

The summit is organized by The CWC Group, twice winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. CWC has a 15-year track-record in delivering energy events and training globally, focused on Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, LNG, GTL, Shale Gas, Local Content, O&G Logistics & Technology, Infrastructure and Water Management.The company has organized over 600 events in the past 15 years, to which they attribute their unparalleled wealth and depth of experience. CWC is the acknowledged market leader for events and training in the oil and gas industry. With representative offices and agents in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East and the Americas, CWC is supported by a team of 140 employees based at their headquarters in London, England.

All-star cast of founders and top brands assembled for WIT Dubai

A cast of top speakers, blending global and local expertise, has been
assembled for the inaugural Web In Travel Middle
East
to be held at the Sofitel The Palm
Resort and Spa
in Dubai on March 26-27.

The all-star cast includes
founders of some of the top online travel companies in the world namely
Trivago’s co-founder and CEO Rolf Schromgens, MakeMyTrip’s co-founder Keyur
Joshi, South Africa-based Travelstart’s founder Stephan Ekbergh and Travel.jp’s
co-founder & CEO, Kei Shibata.

Leading brands such as Google, Expedia, Skyscanner, Accor,
hotelscombined and Singapore’s Wego are also represented.

With a WIT signature being a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation,
the first WIT Middle East will also blend the global insights of top
entrepreneurs from around the world with leading players in the region’s
burgeoning start-up scene.

Fritz Demopoulos, a co-founder of Qunar, China’s leading travel search
engine and one of Asia’s biggest start-up success stories, will share a global
bird’s eye view of start-up trends. Since exiting Qunar after selling to Baidu,
Demopoulos is an active investor and advisor in start-ups around the world.

Giving his take on the start-up scene in the Middle East is Paul Kenny, founder
and CEO of e-commerce website Cobone, and travel website Triperna. Kenny, along
with Arya Bolurfrushan, recently set up Emerge Ventures, a fund for early-stage
investments in the region’s technology companies.

Emerge
Ventures recently closed its first investment fund MENA Fund I and has made its
first three investments within the UAE – The Impact Hub – a collaborative
incubator and co-working space to open in Souk al Bahar, Dubai; Lumba – a
Silicon Valley-based mobile gaming company focused on the Arabic-speaking
world; and Elevision – a new digital media network that broadcasts news,
information and advertisements from screens inside the lifts of premier towers
in the UAE.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to learn from the mistakes made
and lessons learnt from local start-ups such as Albert Dias, co-founder,
marketing & technology Director, Musafir.com, Girma Wossenseged, managing
director, EmiratesYoo.com by Kuoni Travel and Pieter Sleeboom, co-founder and
COO, Triperna.com.

“A key signature of WIT events is the blending
of global knowledge and local insights to create a true exchange of learning
for both overseas and local delegates,” said Yeoh Siew Hoon, editor and
founder of the Singapore-based WIT, which also
holds events in Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and across the
region.

Visit Britain, Tourism Queensland and the Singapore Tourism Board will be
represented in a session about “The Outbound Promise: Understanding the Middle
East traveler” alongside local experts including Nasiruddin Mohammed Shafiq,
general manager, Regency Travel and Tours, Francis Dharmai, head of tourism, Al
Tayyar Travel Group and Mohamed Jassim Al Rais, deputy managing director, Al
Rais Tours and Holidays.

Hospitality brands with specialist knowledge such as Trust
International, a leading name in hotel distribution and Circos Brand Karma,
social media analytics and digital marketing firm, will bring their unique
insights to the first event in the Middle East to focus on travel marketing,
distribution and technology.

And with aviation playing such a vital role in the Middle East travel
promise, airlines and airports will be a key part of the agenda. Confirmed thus
far are Abdul
Wahab Teffaha, Secretary General, Arab Air Carriers Organization, Sameer Poonja,
Head of Digital Technologies, Emirates, Lewis Naim, head of marketing and brand
management, Dubai Airports and Cengiz Dirgimenci, online sales and marketing
manager for Turkish Airlines.

This is WIT’s first Middle East edition in recognition of the booming
online and ecommerce opportunity in travel.

“More speakers are being confirmed as we enter the new Year and we are excited
about kicking off WIT’s 10th anniversary with our first conference
in one of the world’s most exciting and untapped regions when it comes to
online travel,” said Siew Hoon.

Click here for
the programme

Register here

About Web In Travel (WIT)

Web In Travel is a community for anyone passionate about travel technology, distribution and marketing. This basically means if you love travel, and if you are a bit of a technology freak in terms of wanting to understand how technology is changing travel, you are one of us.

We provide news through our website and social feeds, and run events that are strong in content and different in style and delivery. We launched our first event in 2005 and have been spreading learning through events in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Our events include the flagship WIT Conference, WIT Japan, WIT Indonesia, WITX – Women Redefining Travel, WIT Bootcamp for start-ups and investors and WIT Summercamp, our coaching event for young professionals and entrepreneurs.

Our purpose is to take your mind to new places so that together, we can accelerate travel innovation.

To get in touch with us, please contact:

Gerry Pang         +65 979 77730 / +66 87 887 6623 gerry@webintravel.com

Angeline Rivera  +971 4 298 1775 angeline@webintravel.com

www.webintravel.com

Shale Industry Experts, Decision Makers Convene in Houston

29 October 2013 – LONDON, ENGLAND – The CWC Group is hosting the largest international meeting of the world’s shale oil and gas industry experts and senior decision makers in Houston – the heart of the shale industry at the 4th World Shale Oil & Gas Summit and Exhibition, 4-7 November 2013. Hot topics tabled for discussion in the Summit Agenda include proposed investment and legal frameworks for an unconventional oil and gas industry; the role of technology in driving the sustainability of the industry; gas monetization strategies; environmental best practice; ; as well as emerging shale frontiers and addressing the concerns of stakeholders and public opposition groups through public engagement. 

Speakers include:

  • Chad Stephens, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Range Resources
  • Frederik R. Janssens, Global Chief Developer Unconventional Gas, Global Gas & LNG, GDF SUEZ
  • Duarte Figueira, Head of Office of Unconventional Gas & Oil, Department of Energy & Climate Change UK
  • Barry Goldstein, Executive Director, Energy Resources Division, Government of South Australia
  • Paul Goodfellow, Vice President US Unconventionals, Shell
  • Dr John Decker, Principal Geologist, Petroleum Agency SA
  • Peng Qiming, Director General, Ministry of Land & Resources, China
  • Hector M. Rodriguez, Independent Member of the Board, PEMEX

Delegates attending the event will have the opportunity to network with representatives of companies such as Baker Hughes, BP International Ltd, CNPC, Ecopetrol, Gazprom JSC, GDF SUEZ, PEMEX, Saipem S.p.A., Sasol Petroleum International Ltd, Schlumberger, SINOPEC, SK Energy, Statoil, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, NNPC, CB&I, ExxonMobil, Mitsui & Co, TPAO, US Department of Energy, Wisent Oil & Gas,  Weatherford International, Chevron, Gas Natural Fenosa, Shell, Range Resources, EBN, SAPEX, Cheniere Energy, Inc., Gas Technology Institute, Center for Sustainable Shale Development, CEMIG Brazil, KBR, Mansarovar Energy Colombia, Saudi Aramco, andSchlumberger. 

The event also includes the World Shale Asia Pacific Day which will feature discussions on  how to unlock potential shale reserves in the Asia Pacific region by encouraging collaboration and knowledge sharing between the reserve holders in Asia Pacific and experienced developers in the USA. 

The World Shale Awards will also be awarded at a Gala Dinner on Tuesday 5 November, 2013.

Registration for the event is still open at world-shale.com. 

About World Shale Oil & Gas: Summit and Exhibition

The World Shale Oil & Gas: Summit and Exhibition is organized by The CWC Group, twice winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. CWC has a 15-year track-record in delivering energy events and training globally, focused on Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, LNG, GTL, Shale Gas, Local Content, O&G Logistics & Technology, Infrastructure and Water Management. 

The company has organized over 600 events in the past 15 years, to which they attribute their unparalleled wealth and depth of experience. CWC is the acknowledged market leader for events and training in the oil and gas industry. With representative offices and agents in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East and the Americas, CWC is supported by a team of 140 employees based at their headquarters in London, England.

Largest Global Shale Event Spotlights Asia Pacific

11 September 2013 – Singapore – The largest international event for the world’s shale oil and gas industry, World Shale Oil & Gas: Summit and Exhibition (4-8 November 2013), will feature an Asia Pacific Day on Thursday, 7 November 2013.  The day is designed to throw the spotlight on Asia Pacific by driving discussions as to how to unlock potential shale reserves in the region. Sessions include a review of the quantity and quality of shale reserves in Asia Pacific; as well as how to implement strategies that will assist a favourable investment climate to attract investors. Participants will have opportunities to discuss collaborations, partnerships or joint ventures in Asia Pacific.

Delegates will learn from established North American producers how to overcome challenges and implement best practice; be shown how to evaluate operational challenges including water usage, infrastructure challenges and train essential manpower. Keynote speakers will examine the new dynamics of the growing gas market as well as promote an understanding of what the future holds for LNG, shale gas and piped gas. 

Organizers have confirmed participation from high ranking government representatives from China, Australia, Mongolia, India, the UK, and the United States. Industry leaders attending represent organizations such as Chevron, BP, Schlumberger, Shell, Carizzo Oil & Gas, Saipem S.p.A, Sasol Petroleum, China Petroleum Enterprise Association, Cheniere Energy and Shell. 

Speakers include:

  • Davis Thames, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Cheniere Energy, Inc
  • Jeffrey Meisenhelder, Vice President Unconventional Resources Group,  Schlumberger
  • Peng Qiming, Director General,  Ministry of Land & Resources, China
  • Hu Wenrei, Former vice president of  PetroChina, President of  China Petroleum Enterprise Association
  • Gerald A. Morton, General Counsel & Vice President, Business Development, Carizzo Oil & Gas, Inc.
  • Paul Goodfellow, Vice President, U.S. Unconventionals, Shell
  • Erdenebulgan Oyun, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Mining, Mongolia
  • Jeffrey Haworth, Acting Executive Director, Petroleum, Approvals, Department of Mines and Petroleum, The Western Australian Government

The Annual World Shale Oil & Gas Summit and Exhibition has established itself as the largest global meeting place for senior-level representatives and technical professionals of the international shale oil and gas industry. It takes place in the heart of the shale industry at the Hilton Americas, Houston, Texas, USA, 4 – 8 November 2013.

Please visit http://www.world-shale.com to learn more or to register for this event. Media are also invited to attend.

About World Shale Oil & Gas: Summit and Exhibition

The 4th World Shale Oil & Gas: Summit and Exhibition is organized by The CWC Group, twice winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. CWC has a 15-year track-record in delivering energy events and training globally, focused on Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, LNG, GTL, Shale Gas, Local Content, O&G Logistics & Technology, Infrastructure and Water Management. 

The company has organized over 600 events in the past 15 years, to which they attribute their unparalleled wealth and depth of experience. CWC is the acknowledged market leader for events and training in the oil and gas industry. With representative offices and agents in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East and the Americas, CWC is supported by a team of 140 employees based at their headquarters in London, England.