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SHA/STB Hospitality Summit
14 October 2014
Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay

The inaugural SHA/STB Hospitality Summit was held on 14 October 2014, 1 to 5pm at Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay.


Organised by the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the Hospitality Summit is part of the calendar of events under the National Productivity Month (NPM) in October 2014.


The Guest-of-Honour for the event was Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Manpower.


Themed “Innovate to unlock new value”, the Summit comprised 3 components:

  • Conference and Panel Discussion
  • Mini Exhibition on hotel productivity solutions
  • Awards Presentation for Hospitality Summit Challenge


At the conference, attendees had the opportunity to learn from both local and international speakers who shared  on the following:

  •  Keynote Paper “Dare to Innovate” by Mr Liak Teng Lit, Group CEO, Alexandra Health
  • The Andaz Story” by Ms Cornelia Samara, General Manager, Andaz 5th Avenue
  • “Staying Ahead of the Competition” by Mr Terence Ronson, Managing Director, Pertlink


This was followed by an engaging panel discussion on Towards a Paradigm Shift in Hotel Service Delivery which was moderated by Mr Andrew Chan, CEO, ACI HR Solutions. In addition to the 3 speakers, the following panellists were invited to share their perspectives in the discussion:

  •  Mr Arthur Kiong, CEO, Far East Hospitality
  •  Mr Clifford Weiner, General Manager, Hotel Jen Singapore
  •  Mr Samy Mardolker, Managing Director (Singapore), ORC International


As part of the industry’s efforts to promote the co-creation of productivity ideas and solutions, a mini-exhibition comprising relevant productivity solutions targeted at the hotel industry and winning entries of the Hospitality Summit Challenge was held alongside the Conference.

The half-day summit saw the participation of more than 120 attendees.

Hospitality Summit Challenge 2014

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