CONSUMER PROTECTION – MORE OR LESS NEEDED? Seminar on June 6

Dear Member

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association is organising a seminar on consumer protection at its premises on June 6.

The details are attached.

Singapore Press Club members need to pay $20 to attend the seminar.

If you are keen to do so, please fill up the attached registration form and e-mail it to: secretariat@scca.org.sg

For enquiries, you can call: 6636 3628.

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

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Visit to the Duke-NUS Medical School (June 16)

Dear Member

The Singapore Press Club has arranged a visit to the Duke-NUS Medical School.

Date: Thursday, 16 June 2016
Address: 8 College Road, Singapore 169857
Programme:
10.15am – Meet at the reception.
10.30am – 11am – Introduction to Duke-NUS Medical School, by the Duke-NUS Communications Team
11am – 11.30am – Dengue research overview and lab tour, presented by dengue expert, Professor Ooi Eng Eong
11.30 am – Noon – Tour of the educational facilities
Noon – 12.30pm – Lunch

About Duke-NUS Medical School
The only graduate-entry medical school in Singapore, Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) was established in 2005 as a collaboration between the Duke University School of Medicine, located in North Carolina, USA, and the National University of Singapore (NUS). Duke-NUS offers a 4-year MD (Doctor of Medicine) training programme based on Duke’s curriculum model of education, MD/PhD and PhD programmes. Additionally, Duke-NUS is a robust research institution with five Signature Research Programmes: Cancer and Stem Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders and Health Services and Systems Research.

About Professor Ooi Eng Eong
Professor Ooi is the Deputy Director of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School and an expert in dengue research. His research focuses on understanding how antibodies protect or enhance the dengue virus infection and what factors determine the ability of the virus to spread epidemically. He is twice the recipient of the Clinician-Scientist (Senior Investigator) Award by the National Medical Research Council in Singapore, once in 2010 and once again in 2014.

If you are interested in visiting the Duke-NUS Medical School along with other members of the Singapore Press Club, please register at secretariat@pressclub.org.sg by June 8 (Wednesday). You can bring a guest along.

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

Telling Your Story – by veteran journalist Jeremy Torr on May 27

Dear Member,
The Singapore Press Club is supporting Bolt to host a storytelling workshop, ‘Telling Your Story’, by veteran journalist Jeremy Torr on May 27 (Friday), 7.30pm-10pm, at BASH.
The details are attached.
If you are interesting in joining this workshop, sign up at: www.eventbrite.com/e/telling-your-story-bolt-workshop-series-tickets-25080382098
Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club
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Travel benefits from Savio Affiliates

Dear Member

Singapore Press Club has collaborated with Savio Affiliates to provide you several travel benefits. Savio Affiliates is a one-stop exclusive personal travel portal offering around eight million travel products worldwide at attractive prices.
See the attachment below for more details.

If you sign up as a Savio member, you get to enjoy a host of travel benefits.
But, before you do that, read the terms and conditions carefully.
If you have any queries, please
e-mail ops@saviost.com or serena@saviost.com
Please note that it is up to you to best utilise this service and the Singapore Press Club is not liable to any claim or damages.
If you have any issue with this service, it should be settled directly with Savio Affiliates.

You can register via the link below. Simply follow the steps indicated.
Please note that all bookings are subject to the terms and conditions of the airline, hotel and any other service provider.
https://www.saviost.com/registration/landing.aspx?CoId=3083

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

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AmCham Invite: Global Leader Series: William Lewis, CEO of Dow Jones and Publisher of the Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, May 25, 11:45am-1:30pm

Dear Member,

The American Chamber of Commerce has invited Singapore Press Club members to a luncheon with Dow Jones CEO and WSJ Publisher Will Lewis during which he will talk about how to maintain high-quality reporting in the face of the technological disruption that pervades the media industry.

If you would like to attend the luncheon talk, please contact Has Basari (hbasari@amcham.org.sg) to arrange registration and payment.
Details below

Best regards
The Secretariar
Singapore Press Club

The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore, and the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce cordially invite you to a lunch with William Lewis, CEO of Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal.

Details of the session:

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Venue: Conrad Centennial Singapore, North & South Ballroom, 2 Temasek Boulevard
Price: $45.00

Lewis will tackle the subject of digital disruption and its impact on global media.  He will argue that major news organizations are more important than ever in these dangerous and uncertain times — but face a battle for relevance against the populist fires that rage on social media.  He believes the antidote is less noise and more clarity and depth.  Media organizations that survive and thrive will provide the best experiences for readers: news delivered on innovative apps and technologies that deliver agenda setting analysis and gravitas.

Lewis, who has worked in newspapers for almost three decades, says 2016 is shaping up to be one of the most consequential years of recent memory.  From trying to cover economic instability in China and military tension in the South China Sea, conflict in the Middle East, terror and political uncertainty in Europe and the perplexing US Presidential elections, digital publishers and technology news aggregators are learning a hard lesson: creating great content — through journalism that exudes authority and inspires trust — is tough.  And it doesn’t come for free.

About the speaker:

William Lewis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal in May 2014.  He previously served as Chief Creative Officer for News Corp, the parent company of Dow Jones, where he was responsible for the company’s creative strategy and developing new commercial opportunities.

Prior to joining News Corp, Mr. Lewis served as Editor-in-Chief of Telegraph Media Group, which he joined in 2005. Under his editorship, The Daily Telegraph was named UK Newspaper of the Year in the 2010 British Press Awards.  This followed the paper’s exposure of the parliamentary expenses scandal. Mr. Lewis was also named Journalist of the Year. Mr. Lewis led the team that designed and ran The Telegraph’s acclaimed newsroom, organizing the paper’s move from its previous premises.

In 1990, Mr. Lewis graduated from Bristol University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Politics & Economics and completed a postgraduate degree in Periodical Journalism at City University the following year.

In July 2010, he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from Bristol University and in September 2010 was made Doctor of Letters by the University of Lincoln.

 

AmCham Invite: Global Leader Series: William Lewis, CEO of Dow Jones and Publisher of the Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, May 25, 11:45am-1:30pm

Dear Member,

The American Chamber of Commerce has invited Singapore Press Club members to a luncheon with Dow Jones CEO and WSJ Publisher Will Lewis during which he will talk about how to maintain high-quality reporting in the face of the technological disruption that pervades the media industry.

The details are given below:

If you would like to attend the luncheon talk, please contact Has Basari (hbasari@amcham.org.sg) to arrange registration and payment.

Best regards
The Secretariar
Singapore Press Club

 

The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore, and the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce cordially invite you to a lunch with William Lewis, CEO of Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal.

Details of the session:

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Venue: Conrad Centennial Singapore, North & South Ballroom, 2 Temasek Boulevard
Price: $45.00

Lewis will tackle the subject of digital disruption and its impact on global media.  He will argue that major news organizations are more important than ever in these dangerous and uncertain times — but face a battle for relevance against the populist fires that rage on social media.  He believes the antidote is less noise and more clarity and depth.  Media organizations that survive and thrive will provide the best experiences for readers: news delivered on innovative apps and technologies that deliver agenda setting analysis and gravitas.

Lewis, who has worked in newspapers for almost three decades, says 2016 is shaping up to be one of the most consequential years of recent memory.  From trying to cover economic instability in China and military tension in the South China Sea, conflict in the Middle East, terror and political uncertainty in Europe and the perplexing US Presidential elections, digital publishers and technology news aggregators are learning a hard lesson: creating great content — through journalism that exudes authority and inspires trust — is tough.  And it doesn’t come for free.

About the speaker:

William Lewis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal in May 2014.  He previously served as Chief Creative Officer for News Corp, the parent company of Dow Jones, where he was responsible for the company’s creative strategy and developing new commercial opportunities.

Prior to joining News Corp, Mr. Lewis served as Editor-in-Chief of Telegraph Media Group, which he joined in 2005. Under his editorship, The Daily Telegraph was named UK Newspaper of the Year in the 2010 British Press Awards.  This followed the paper’s exposure of the parliamentary expenses scandal. Mr. Lewis was also named Journalist of the Year. Mr. Lewis led the team that designed and ran The Telegraph’s acclaimed newsroom, organizing the paper’s move from its previous premises.

In 1990, Mr. Lewis graduated from Bristol University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Politics & Economics and completed a postgraduate degree in Periodical Journalism at City University the following year.

In July 2010, he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from Bristol University and in September 2010 was made Doctor of Letters by the University of Lincoln.

If you would like to attend the luncheon talk, please contact Has Basari (hbasari@amcham.org.sg) to arrange registration and payment.

Best regards
The Secretariar
Singapore Press Club

Himiko – Suntory Hall’s 30th Anniversary pageant

Himiko: Memories of the Sun Goddess

(A production by Suntory Hall)

 Get set for the grand staging of Himiko: Memories of the Sun Goddess at the Esplanade on May 20, 2016.   

The production is a special collaboration between Japan’s Suntory Hall and Singapore’s Esplanade and is the brainchild of four venerable artistes—kabuki actor Fukusuke Nakamura, composer Yoshihiro Kanno, violinist Yasuko Otani and shamisen player Mojibei Tokiwazu.

It tells the myth of Himiko, an enigmatic avatar of the sun goddess, and brings with it a breathtaking theatrical experience of music and dance, traditional and classical art, fused with East and West influences. Its world premiere in 2014 at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo left its audience and critics in awe.

This Singapore performance will feature distinguished musicians, conductor Yoshihiro Kanno, cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and violinist Yasuko Otani, performing with some of the most outstanding Japanese traditional musicians, western classical musicians from Singapore and kabuki performer Kotaro Nakamura (son of co-creator Fukusuke Nakamura), reprising his role as Himiko. Joining them on stage will be a shomyo chorus of 16 Buddhist monks reciting sacred chants.

Mr Tsutsumi, who is also the President of Suntory Hall, told the Singapore Press Club website:  “The pageant will be part of the SJ50 series of events to commemorate 50 years of Singapore-Japan diplomatic ties. Earlier, Suntory’s subsidiary Cerebos was a sponsor of the ChildAid Asia Tokyo 2016 Concert at Suntory Hall – the first event of the SJ50 series.”

According to Japan’s Mainichi Shimbun: “The performance embraces different times, cultures and genres… giving a glance at a whole new potential art form.”

Mr Tsutsumi points out that on May 20 “Himiko will be staged for the first time outside Japan”. Only concert halls in Tokyo, Hokkaido and Fukuoka have staged this magnificent spectacle. “It is the first major attempt to combine Japanese traditional performances with European music,” he said. “Several talented Japanese musician and dancers will be on stage performing.

“The sun goddess is revered in Japan because she makes the world bright. The story of the goddess is told through the story of Himiko, a ruler of Japan, who either disappointed or angry hid behind a rock. People wanted her to come out. Composer Kanno has done a wonderful job putting together this piece.”

Mr Tsutsumi, a renowned artist, will lead the cello section.

“To commemorate its 30th anniversary this year, Suntory Hall will be presenting a series of programmes and performances, the largest number of annual performances in its history, around the world,” he said.  “We entered into a collaboration with the Esplanade last year and plan to work with young, talented musicians from Singapore in the future.”

Suntory Hall opened in October 12, 1986, as the first dedicated concert hall in Tokyo. Based on the concept of Hibiki, which means beautiful sound, it presents creative, high-quality performances. It is a highly regarded venue by artistes as well as classical music fans, both in Japan and internationally.

Tickets for the 1hr 45min Himiko performance on May 20 are priced at $38*, $58* and $88^. There are concessions for students, NSFs and senior citizens.

For more details go to:

https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/super-japan-japanese-festival-of-arts/2016/himiko-memories-of-the-sun-goddess

 

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Beer Fest special ticket prices for Singapore Press Club members

Dear Member


RESERVE YOUR TICKETS FOR BEERFEST ASIA 2016!

Date & Time:
Thursday 16 June, 6pm – 1am
Friday 17 June, 6pm – 2am
Sunday 19 June 2016, 2pm – 10pm

Venue: Marina Promenade, F1 tracks behind Singapore Flyer

Seat: Free Seating

ASIA’S LARGEST BEER FESTIVAL IS BACK!
Beerfest Asia returns for its eighth edition from 16 to 19 June 2016!
 
Expect a mind-boggling variety of over 500 beers, ranging from ever-popular favourites to unique craft creations, alongside quality live entertainment by international tribute bands including the amazing, award-winning Killer Queen and Greg Andrews, a virtuoso in piano playing with an uncanny resemblance to Sir Elton John!
 
With new beers and a line-up of hilarious stand-up comedians and local musicians, party games and more, Beerfest Asia offers up an exhilarating night of fun under the stars.

Set in the picturesque Marina Promenade waterfront area, Beerfest Asia promises to be the VIP Package booking form-BFA 2016 (int) (1) VIP Package booking form-BFA 2016 (int) highlight festival of 2016 for beer and party lovers!

Beerfest Asia 2016 (16 – 19 Jun 2016 , Marina Promenade)
Entry tickets with no beer:
Thursday & Sunday, 16 & 19 Jun: $10 nett for purchase by Singapore Press Club members (U.P. Standard tickets at $30)
Friday, 17 Jun: $12 nett for purchase by Press Club members (U.P. Standard tickets at $40)

Singapore Press Club members are extended the Corporate group buy for Beerfest VIP tickets which includes:
– Exclusive access to VIP deck and priority queue
– Free flow beer at VIP Deck Bar (over 20 types of beers)
– Souvenir T-shirt
– Access to Comedy Lounge

Singapore Press Club members also enjoy VIP tickets price:
– Thurs & Sun: $108 nett (U.P $134 nett)
– Fri & Sat: $148 nett (U.P $184 nett)

To buy entry tickets with no beer, please go on to:
URL: http://ptix.co/24owT9J
Password: PressClub

To buy VIP tickets (only valid for bookings of 10 or more), please fill up attached booking form and email to k.pillay@sph.com.sg

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

 

Coffee Festival special ticket prices for Singapore Press Club members

Dear Member,

SINGAPORE’S VERY FIRST COFFEE FESTIVAL IS FINALLY HERE!

Don’t miss out on the exciting Singapore Coffee Festival 2016 from 9 to 12 June 2016!
 
Visitors can expect a mind-boggling variety of over 100 exhibitors from the coffee and café industry, showcasing not only local craftsmanship in specialty coffee, but also Singapore’s very own unique and rich kopi heritage. 
Discover what goes into making a good cup of coffee and get hands-on at the Labs, where a series of workshops and lab sessions will be held by Bettr Barista and Common Man Coffee Roasters. Visitors can also look forward to connecting with prominent Straits Times journalists via various engaging forums and chat sessions at the ST Reading Room area.

Official creative consultant of the Singapore Coffee Festival, Daniel Boey, will be curating the look and feel of the festival as well as the sounds and sights! One can anticipate an exhilarating line-up of established and up and coming local artists in Singapore that will feature on two music stages (level 2 & 3).

Located at the F1 Pit building, Singapore Coffee Festival promises to be the highlight festival of 2016 for coffee lovers and drinkers!
 
Singapore Coffee Festival 2016 (10-12 Jun 2016 , Marina Promenade) Special Price for Singapore Press Club members

General Entry Tickets: $11 nett (U.P.  $18)
– includes entry to festival and 1 goody bag

VIP Tickets: $32 nett (U.P. $43)
– includes access to VIP lounge & priority queue
–  1 VIP goody bag
– 1 welcome drink and canapes

To buy, please go on to:
URL: http://ptix.co/1rEq7z9
Password: PressClub

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

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