Friday, May 21, 2010

A must-attend for marketers, advertisers, decision makers, practitioners and business owners

Advertising is tricky. There's no such thing as 'common interest' -- it's a myth; people have different tastes. That's the reason why Singapore admires marketing executives, advertising professionals, and business owners so much. Such job functions are nothing, if not distressing. Marketing is all about taming the public eye; entering the field will put your patience and smarts to an extreme test. Are you looking into entering entrepreneurship or the advertising field in the future? Here's something you ought to attend.

Whether you are a marketing professional or a business owner, this event will equip you with what you need to bag your career success. For the first time ever, the APPIES (Asia Pacific Advertising & Marketing Congress) will be screening here in Singapore. The event will be gathering participants from 16 Asia Pacific countries and they will share their greatest marketing campaigns. The panel of advisors? Directors and founders of famed institutions:

  • Goh Shu Fen, Co-founder of Principal of R3, Chairman of the APPIES
  • Dee Dutta, Head of Marketing Asia Pacific, VISA Worldwide
  • Francesco Lagutaine, Chief Marketing Officer Asia Pacific, Citigroup
  • Huang Cheng Eng, Executive Vice President for Marketing & the Regions, Singapore Airlines
  • Ken Low, Assistant Chief Executive Marketing Group, Singapore Tourism Board
  • Shakir Moin, Director Sparkling Brand Portfolio, Coca-Cola
  • Rajev Shukla, Global Brand Vice President, Pond’s, Unilever Asia

And there's more. Supporting the APPIES are internationally renowned brands. SIM Global Education, CNN, Asia Pacific Breweries, Leo Burnett, and Moove Media have all signed to lend support for the event. It's something you really shouldn't miss.

The event will be a great networking platform for APAC marketers and a learning platform for those who wish to gain insights to their marketing campaigns. “One of the aims of the APPIES is to attract and nurture regional marketing talents and promote Marketing as an aspiring career path for young professionals and students.” says Patrick Mowe, Advisor, Institute of Advertising, Singapore (the event's organizer).

The APPIES will take place on the 3rd and 4th of June 2010 at SIM headquarters. For more details, visit For special rates and group packages, please contact

Looking for more rewarding career events?, JobsDB's training and development arm offers a wide range of seminars for job seekers and employees looking to improve their qualifications. June will be a seminar-packed month for

1 Jun || Winning and Retaining Clients in Tough Times
2 Jun || Think Fast Think Smart
2-3 Jun || Scenario Planning
3 Jun || Mind Mapping at Work
9 Jun || Writing Effective Minutes
10 Jun || Writing in Response to Complaints
11 Jun || The Art of Collecting Debts Through the Telephone
11 Jun || Emotional Intelligence at Work
16 Jun || Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in Challenging Times
17 Jun || Report Writing Essentials
18 Jun || Effective Business Cashflow - The Practical Way
22 Jun || Making Great Connections
23 Jun || Business Etiquette and Professional Poise
23 Jun || Dealing with Conflict
29-30 Jun || Powerful Business Writing Skills

Found something of interest to you? Go ahead, mark your calendar. Singapore
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