Investment Banking Conference Checks In At Singapore Expo
06/24/2010

High-level Executives From Leading Financial Institutions To Interact with Promising Tertiary Students

Online PR News – 24-June-2010 – – 24 June 2010, Singapore. Asia’s most recognised university student-run conference that focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate finance in Asia will kick off at Singapore’s premier international business event venue from 5 to 6 July. With an aim to present networking opportunities between accomplished finance professionals and bright minds from some forty universities the world over, the Asia Investment Banking Conference (AIBC), organised for the second year running by undergraduates from the London School of Economics and Political Science, will see at least 300 delegates congregating in Singapore Expo’s Conference Halls.

Aside from listening to five illuminating keynote speeches, participants will also have the opportunity to tune in to five energetic panel discussions on a wide range of topics that are most pertinent to today’s economy, namely
• Will Asia’s M&A activity catch up to the level in the developed US and European markets?
• Analysing the increasing involvement of China in cross-border activity
• Examining opportunities in the emerging markets in Asia
• Obtaining finance in Asia: Analysing the sources and uses of capital in Asia
• A different business model for financial sponsors post-financial crisis?

Some of the banking and finance luminaries who will grace this premier event include C-level executives and senior management from Citigroup Inc, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs (Singapore), HSBC, J.P. Morgan (China), Linklaters, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and Temasek Holdings.

AIBC will also feature five complementary workshops in the afternoons of the two event days. Participants can look forward to learning from the movers and shakers in today’s most reputed financial institutions, such as Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Macquarie Capital, Standard Chartered Bank and UBS.

Singapore set to continue its reign as a leading international financial hub

In an admirable span of four decades, Singapore has established a flourishing financial centre of global standing, serving not only her domestic economy, but also the broader Asia Pacific region and even the world . With a well-developed free-market system, a robust, corruption-free business environment and stable prices , Singapore is expected to maintain its supremacy as the global business and financial powerhouse.

Just as Singapore, being at the heart of Southeast Asia, is well-placed to serve both the fast-growing emerging markets as well as the developed ones in the region and beyond, likewise Singapore Expo, strategically located just a stone’s throw from Changi International Airport with the thriving finance and IT hub, Changi Business Park, literally at its backyard, is more than ready to deliver world-class event venue solutions to corporate and public organisations, including educational institutes. No stranger to hosting international corporate conferences, meetings and seminars, Expo has both the intimate knowledge of organiser needs as well as the creative event support services expertise to ensure the successful execution of any business event of varying scale and size.

Says Mr Chandran Nair, Deputy General Manager of Singex Venues Pte Ltd, the managing company of Expo, “Education is the cornerstone of any economic sector, especially so for the business and finance industry, which is ever-evolving and highly demanding. To ensure that talent management and succession planning practices are widely shared, more business educational establishments are organising conferences that will see respected academics, business leaders and tertiary students in related fields engaging in dialogue and networking with one another. In March this year, we played host to the International Convention & Expo Summit (organised by University of Nevada Las Vegas), where delegates discussed sustainability in the MICE industry. Now we are welcoming another business conference spearheaded by a prestigious institute of higher learning to our venue. We are all excited about this growing MICE sub-segment and certainly look forward to many more such affairs.”

About Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre

Ranked one of the top Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) venues in Asia, Singapore Expo, managed by Singex Venues Pte Ltd, is the largest MICE centre in Singapore. It is proud to be the chosen venue for some of the major conventions, exhibitions and meetings held in the region. With ten Exhibition Halls, ten Conference Halls, multiple Meeting Rooms, and six mobile V-Rooms, there is plenty of versatile space for conferences, exhibitions, breakout sessions, private VIP lounges and auxiliary activities.

Singapore Expo is a one-stop event and meeting venue with event planning, operations, top caterers, parking spaces for over 2,400 cars, a dedicated Expo MRT station, and barely fifteen minutes by car to the city centre and five minutes to Changi International Airport. Visit www.singaporeexpo.com.sg for more details on the facilities and services.

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