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2018 Partners

RPB Asia

RPB Asia is supported by a host of international and local trade associations and media partners, bringing the entire industry together under one roof.

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Supporting Partners

The Bar Awards
WSET
Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers Singapore
Association of Thai Sommelier
Disciples Escoffier International
e2i
Hospitality Purchasing Association Singapore
Indonesian Hotel General Manager
Jakarta Hotels Association
Malaysian Association of Hotels
Restaurant Association of Singapore
Singapore Food Manufacturers Association
Singapore Halal Culinary Federation

Media Partners

AsiaX
OISHII
FoodBev Media
Asia Pacific Food Industry
Asian Hotel & Catering Times
Asiawide Franchise Consultants
 Business Chef
 Cuisine & Wine Asia
 Drinks World
 epicure Food Magazine
 Foodbiz Asia
 Food Drink & Franchise World
 HalalFocus.com
 Citrus Media
Hotelier Indonesia
 AsiaHoreca
Mise En Place Quarterly
Poland Fruits
Retail Asia
STiR
drinks business Hong Kong
 Wine & Dine

Supporting Partners

STRATEGIC PARTNER

The Bar Awards

The Bar Awards brings people together to celebrate achievement and excellence within the bar community. With independent Bar Awards in 4 major cities in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Hong Kong (and counting!), it aims to be the most influential awarding body in Asia.

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OFFICIAL EDUCATION PARTNER

WSET

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is an awarding body and registered charity devoted to the development and delivery of qualifications and courses in wines and spirits. Established in 1969 for the UK wine trade, WSET has since grown to become the global industry leader.

As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, our educational products offer impartial and sound learning on which individuals and businesses can build knowledge and expertise.

WSET qualifications are available through a network of over 700 Approved Programme Providers (APPs) working in over 70 countries and 19 languages.

We also run our own flagship school, WSET School London from our headquarters on Bermondsey Street, London. The school offers all nine WSET qualifications alongside tasting sessions and bespoke programmes.

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SUPPORTING ASSOCIATIONS

Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers Singapore

In 1986, a group of beverage managers initiated a meeting, and with them a shared vision to form an association for the bartenders in the industry. The office site came from the blessing of the Singapore Hotel Association which has since been the main reason for the existence of the association.

The ABS was formally accepted by the International Bartenders Association (IBA) in 1987, and the association was renamed as Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers Singapore in 2007.

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Association of Thai Sommelier (ATS)

The Association of Thai Sommelier (ATS) provides classes and seminars for wine professionals and enthusiast. ATS believes that the sommelier today are more than just serving wine, they should also have complete knowledge on wine and has a flair for human relations. He or she must also display a considerable understanding of purchase and stock management relating to Thai culture and International Standard Procedure of Gastronomic Squences “TISP”.

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Disciples Escoffier International

Created in 1954 in Villeneuve Loubet, the birthplace of Auguste Escoffier, Disciples Escoffier International is the premier gastronomic society in France to maintain the good name and the traditions of French cuisine. Today, the association counts over 30,000 members in 26 countries worldwide.

The Asian branch of Disciples Escoffier International was founded in 2006 in Shanghai. Behind it was a man, Robert Fontana who settled in China in 1997 as Chef, invested in the gastronomic world and in the community life. Since 2006, Disciples Escoffier International Asia aims at transmitting the Memory of Auguste Escoffier through apprenticeship for young talents. The association contributes to the development of professional training of kitchen chefs while working on perfecting gastronomic art through series of demonstrations, courses, competitions and exchanges. To train young generations and make them adapt to the evolution of this profession.

Each of the actions initiated and taken by the Association respects the Memory of Auguste Escoffier and remains in line with their motto: “Transmission and Evolution of Cuisine and Cooking”.

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e2i

e2i is the empowering network for individuals and companies seeking skills and solutions for growth. Since 2008, e2i has assisted more than 500,000 individuals through our career guidance, professional development, and job matching services. With an extensive network of partners, e2i offers hiring, training and productivity solutions to businesses. An initiative of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), e2i supports nation-wide manpower and skills upgrading programmes.

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Hospitality Purchasing Association Singapore

The Hospitality Purchasing Association Singapore (HPA) serves as a networking channel between purchasing professionals, suppliers as well as other hospitality counterparts. The HPA prides itself in the building of a strong relationship between members and the industry players. The Association continually strives to organise more educational events and activities to enhance the competency, skills levels and knowledge of our members.

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Indonesian Hotel General Manager

The Indonesian Hotel General Manager (IHGM) is a group of non commercial General Manager who is willing to share the knowledge and together learn to be a great leader. As the official voice of Indonesian’s Hotel GM, the IHGM represents the collective views of the industry on all matters affecting hotel operation. It also performs a consultative role in the proposed legislation arising from new Government policies and measures.

Jakarta Hotels Association

Jakarta Hotels Association, consists of the finest 3, 4 & 5 star Hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia. JHA or known as JIHA previously was notarized and formally established in the first quarter of 2000 replacing the previous informal General Managers’ organization or known as Casa Grande. With 47 active members, JHA works along similar lines as other International Hotel Associations where members proactively address common issues and opportunities that impact to the hotel industry in Jakarta.

We built communication and maintain relationship with both Tourism and Government Agencies and ensure that important issues are well distribute to all members in an accurate and timely manner.

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Malaysian Association of Hotels

Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) was established in 1974. Since its inception, MAH has constantly enhanced the hotel and tourism industry by integrating member hotels throughout Malaysia. To date, MAH has over 900 members under 13 chapters and partnerships with both the private sectors and Government agencies such as the Ministry of Tourism. Being officially recognised as a National Hotel Association, MAH is committed to the exacting standards of service quality acknowledged by Malaysia and beyond.

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Restaurant Association of Singapore

As the pioneer and largest F&B Association in Singapore, Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) has more than 350 members, representing about 600 brands that operate close to 3,000 outlets. Their members comprise a good mix of business models such as restaurants, caterers, fast foods and food courts, with various cuisine types, thus providing a wholesome view and opinion, with the common goal to propel the industry forward.

Since 1980, RAS has acted as a collective voice for the F&B industry and strives to advance the industry through various platforms such as bridging a closer working relationships between businesses and government agencies, networking events for members, recognition and awards platforms and administering programmes to drive business success.

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Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association

The Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association (SFMA) is a professional and active trade association formed in 1967 by a small group of like-minded local food manufacturers with the purpose of developing and promoting the local food manufacturing industry. Members comprise small family concerns, small-and-medium enterprises, public listed companies, traders and various supplier companies related to food industry.

With over 300 members, SFMA has evolved into the apex body for the food manufacturing industry of Singapore and is well-recognized and endorsed by Singapore governing bodies like International Enterprise Singapore (IE) and SPRING Singapore.

Activities organised by SFMA includes exhibitions, seminars, conferences, workshops, trade mission, networking & business matching sessions.

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 Singapore Halal Culinary Federation

The Singapore Halal Culinary Federation is made up of culinary and service professionals with a purpose to educate the culinary world on the dynamism of Halal food and to teach and involve Food Service Providers on service quality and best practices required to achieve higher business margins by going Halal. Its past affiliation with the World Association of Chefs Society (WACS), Singapore Chefs Association (SCA), Singapore Pastry Alliance (SPA) and the Singapore Junior Chefs Club has strengthen its position and commitment to enhance the food scene locally and globally.

The federation is the first of its kind worldwide to have incorporated other professions in the food & beverage as well as the hospitality industry to be partners and members. Apart from chefs, the circle of professionals includes the likes of Coffee/Tea Connoisseur, F&B Caterers, Food Technologist, Nutritionist, Food Business Consultant, Hospitality, Lifestyle and Lifeskills Trainer.

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Media Partners

STRATEGIC JAPANESE PARTNERS

AsiaX

AsiaX is an informative business magazine by Media Japan Pte Ltd that delivers useful information for people working in Singapore and other countries in Southeast Asia. AsiaX is an only Japanese free magazine that mainly targets business professionals in Singapore. It covers local news, interviews, special features, columns, classifieds and job vacancy information. We offer a wide variety of up-to-date topics that are valuable for business such as current affairs and social issues in Singapore and its surrounding counties, economic and financial trends, laws, culture/events, F&B topics and other information for reader’s daily life.

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OISHII

Published by Media Japan Pte Ltd in English, OISHII is an informative magazine from Singapore that brings Japanese cuisine and culture to the world. From traditional Japanese culinary culture to culinary journeys, ingredients to recipes, and distinguished chefs to F&B-related cutting-edge technology, the magazine features insightful articles that touch on every season in Japan.

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MAIN MEDIA PARTNER

FoodBev Media

FoodBev Media offers all you need to know about food and drink innovation and trends around the world and interprets them to help you improve your business. Our two industry-leading publications, FoodBev and Cooler Plus, provide our audience with up-to-date news, trends, innovations, events and analysis. Find out how your industry is progressing and what new things are being introduced. FoodBev Media also operates the industry’s most established and respected awards schemes: the World Food Innovation Awards, the World Dairy Innovation Awards and the World Beverage Innovation Awards. Our awards schemes have been running for over 15 years and each year we see continued interest from companies of different sizes from all over the world.

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SUPPORTING MEDIA PARTNERS

Asia Pacific Food Industry

Asia Pacific Food Industry (APFI) is Asia’s leading trade magazine for the food and beverage industry. Established in 1985, APFI is the first BPA-audited magazine and the publication of choice for professionals throughout the industry with its editorial coverage on the latest research, innovative technologies, health and nutrition trends, and market reports. The publication has a readership base of over 35,000 combined print and digital subscribers. Recognised as the most respected and authoritative trade magazine for the industry in the region, APFI has served as the media partner for major trade shows in Asia in addition to the production of show dailies and conferences.

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Asian Hotel & Catering Times

Asian Hotel & Catering Times is the leading & longest established hospitality & foodservice trade journal circulated throughout the Asia-Pacific, that provides a complete and updated overview of the industry every month to approximately 64,500 hospitality & foodservice professionals.

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Asiawide Franchise Consultant

Asiawide Franchise Consultants is a brand established to distinguish the company as the franchising expert for the booming economies in Asia. Many Strategic Alliance Partners in various parts of the world have been signed up so as to help our clients globalize their business.

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Business Chef

Business Chef, formally known as Business Review Magazines, is a media brand fit for the digital age, providing cutting-edge content tailored for company executives, business pioneers and industry thinkers.

Divided into eight separate regional titles, Business Chief tells the stories that matter to business leaders and professionals on their way to the top. Through our expertly-crafted digital magazines, websites, videos and social media, those stories reach the right people.

Our flagship features are the Leadership Showcases; exclusive interviews with key decision-makers at some of the biggest companies on the globe, documenting their journeys to business transformation and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

With further themes focused on technology, talent and sustainability, Business Chief has insight on the trends that matter to C and V-level executives, while also delivering consumer-friendly lifestyle content to reflect their interests and wider ambitions.

On top of all that and more, Business Chief showcases in-depth digital reports on companies every month, ensuring it covers every angle in the world of business.

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Cuisine & Wine Asia

Cuisine & Wine Asia is recognized as The Food & Beverage Media Company for Professionals, a dynamic and strong media vehicle amongst Hospitality Professionals, F&B, Chefs and Industry Partners. Cuisine & Wine Asia is also a leader in the food and beverage industry in Singapore and Asia, reputed for its innovative marketing distribution, strategies and exposure. Cuisine & Wine Asia reaches the Professionals to Retail, as well as targeted audiences to ensure that your advertising campaign is fully maximized.

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Drinks World

Drinks World is a high-end regional drinks industry publication dedicated to the dynamic world of the beverage industry; the people, the marketplace & the brands. This is a magazine for the drinks industry professional in Asia, Australia & the Middle-East; relevant to both sides of the bar – buyers, managers, sommeliers, bartenders, marketers & sales managers.

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epicure Food Magazine

epicure Food Magazine is a monthly gourmet lifestyle magazine designed for bon vivants who share the belief that food is the ultimate universal language. We are on an enthusiastic quest to seek out the latest dining trends, sniff out remarkable wine vintages and uncover the dynamics and intricacies of the local and international culinary scene. We profile celebrity chefs and winemakers, showcase exclusive recipes for entertaining as well as highlight the latest destinations for well-travelled foodies. These insightful articles are complemented with lush, captivating photos to stimulate the senses.

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Foodbiz Asia

Foodbiz Asia aims to effectively serve as the leader in building communication and connection opportunities both vertically and horizontally for the global food supply businesses, including those who want to cater to and capture the growing F&B industry in Asia. The editorial content covers varying levels of the food product chain, offering news encompassing all critical processes from the suppliers to the morsel on the fork. All this and more, wrapped up with reviews of latest trade shows and related events and expert views and interviews that impact the industry.

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Food Drink & Franchise World

Food Drink & Franchise World (FDF) is a digital global community for professionals working in the business of food, drink and hospitality, providing must-read news, analysis, insight and interviews.

Spread across a digital platform comprising a monthly magazine, regularly updated website, website, weekly newsletter and social media channels, FDF World has established itself as appointment reading for executives looking to stay right-up-to-date with the latest insights, trends and strategies shaping the F&B world.

Each month, FDF speaks to leading industry figures about their business, leadership strategies and the trends shaping the food, drink and franchise markets. We also take a look at the technology that is helping businesses in their day-to-day operations, sustainability and CSR initiatives, and the business of running successful franchises.

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Food Focus Thailand

Food Focus Thailand aims to deliver timely information, innovative technology and the latest market trends for Food & Beverage producers and suppliers. This monthly trade magazine has been launched since April 2006.

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HalalFocus.com

HalalFocus.com is a news resource for the global Halal industry and the Muslim consumer. Providing daily news updates, cutting edge commentary and in-depth analysis on the developments within this fast moving international Halal sector. The Halal sector covers food from farm-to-fork, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, fashion, travel, media and entertainment, and it is developing rapidly.

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Citrus Media

Citrus Media is one of Singapore’s most vibrant and independent publishing house with a portfolio comprising a host of consumer and trade publications. Their print media arm produces clubpets, Blissful Brides, HOST, and the Hospitality Resource Directory (HRD). Citrus Media also provides its expertise and resources to advertising clients seeking high quality custom publishing and special projects.

To engage its readers and advertisers in a holistic way, Citrus Media also offers customised web services. It has also held several successful events such as The Blissful Outdoor Wedding Show (BOWS), as well as participated in a dedicated F&B networking event FESS (Food, Equipment, Supplies and Services).

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Hotelier Indonesia

Hotelier Indonesia was established in 2006 in Dubai, for the hotelier and hospitality professional of every level. The magazine has a commitment to be a platform for those who represent professionalism in the hospitality industry, and to promote the concept of community in this fast growth industry.

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AsiaHoreca

AsiaHoreca is a leading comprehensive directory for the hotel, restaurant and catering industry, incorporating up-to-date profiles of suppliers of hospitality, housekeeping and catering products, restaurant equipment, food & beverage supplies and all other related products and services in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand. Published annually, it is the definitive buying guide for purchasers, executive chefs, food & beverage directors, restaurant owners, caterers, central kitchens, architects, designers and hoteliers, etc.

Singapore Agri-Food Business Directory

Supported by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), the Singapore Agri-Food Business Directory is a comprehensive compilation of Singapore companies involved in agri-business farming and fishing; fresh food trading; meat and fish import / export and processing; food factories; pet keeping and horticulture. Published annually, the Directory is designed to put the agri-food business companies and agencies in touch among themselves and with potential business partners around the world. The Directory also helps to promote Singapore as a regional hub for agri-food business.

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Mise En Place Quarterly

Mise En Place Quarterly printed Mise En Place Asia Magazine focuses on F&B business in Southeast Asia. Covering aspects of F&B concepts and design with an in-depth look at commercial kitchens and its equipment, we work with professionals in the region to offer the industry an independent and honest view on the options in the market – be it for services or equipment.

Our information and content are also available online or at our mobile application (Hospitality By Mise En Place) where operators can communicate, source and more importantly learn from the professionals in the industry to stay ahead in this competitive industry.

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Poland Fruits

Poland Fruits is Poland’s leading trade magazine for the food and beverage industry. It is the first publication of choice for professionals throughout the industry with its editorial coverage on the latest research, innovative technologies, health and nutrition trends, and market reports. The publication has a readership base of over 45,000 combined print and digital subscribers. Magazines are distributed at all the most important trade fairs in Poland and abroad.

Poland Fruits is a compatible fusion of a magazine and a web portal, the pages of which inform readers about the current situation and upcoming events in their industry of interest, is designed to put the agri-food business companies and agencies in touch among themselves and with potential business partners around the world. POLAND FRUITS has one mission: to create close links between B2B within the independent fine food sector.

Poland Fruits is dedicated to internationalization, focusing chiefly on increasing the presence of local companies and their competitiveness on international markets and attracting foreign investment on the Polish market. POLAND FRUITS is the fastest and the shortest way to grow your business in Poland and Eastern Europe.

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Retail Asia

Retail Asia is the leading B2B trade magazine for the retail industry in Asia-Pacific since 1992. Its mission is to scan the horizon and report on trends and technologies that will impact the retail and supply chain industries in the region — in brief, to bring you ‘News You Can Use’.

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STiR

STiR, published bi-monthly in English (with a supplement in Chinese language) is the leading magazine for the GLOBAL coffee and tea industries. For readers, STiR provides key editorial from leading experts in the industry to help you manufacture, roast, pack, package, ship, and distribute the highest quality coffee and tea products. For suppliers to the industry, STiR gives you exposure to the widest range of buyers of coffee beans and tea leaf, and all the equipment, machinery, supplies and services required to bring quality products to the marketplace.

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The drinks business Hong Kong is a leading drinks trade magazine, for the Asia-Pacific wine, beer and spirits industry.

The sister magazine of the drinks business based in London, dbHK has established itself in a short space of time as the vehicle for quality drinks brands to reach key buyers and decision makers in this exciting region and the go-to news source thanks to its website and daily newsletter, which features the latest announcements and goings-on in the global trade, as well as interviews with producers and other important opinion makers. Both db and dbHK now run an annual programme of industry awards designed to reward the inventive in drinks design and marketing as well as excellence in management and company development. It also operates the trade’s only Green Awards for environmental initiatives in drinks.

Our sister publication, The Spirits Business, is the only international trade title solely dedicated to the spirits trade. The Spirits Business now has 12 issues per annum, including The Vodka Yearbook and The Brand Champions, the most comprehensive listing yet of the world’s most powerful spirits brands.

The drinks business, The Spirits Business and now dbHK as well, also host a highly popular awards series called The Masters. This series is unique in that it allows both wines and spirits to compete with their peers on an even playing field. The judges for these competitions are without exception highly regarded in their field.

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Wine & Dine

Wine & Dine’s credible editorial has been the cornerstone of making the publication the definitive magazine for gourmands for the past 33 years. The magazine not only covers the local dining scene, but also brings to the table the latest gourmet news from around the world, from the latest Michelin-starred restaurants to culinary festivals.

Interviews with top culinary personalities, a delve into the world of wine, recipes from contributing chefs and travel features are only some of the fascinating stories to Wine & Dine’s holistic editorial coverage inspiring savvy readers to eat, drink, and live well.

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