Melco-Crown Entertainment Among Other Experts to Present at the 2nd Annual Integrated Resorts in Singapore

Creating compelling Integrated Resorts for all by capitalising on design, hospitality, leisure and entertainment, marcus evans 2nd Annual Integrated Resorts.

Singapore, Singapore, March 24, 2011 --( marcus evans will present the 2nd Annual Integrated Resorts conference taking place on the 25th – 26th of July 2011 in Singapore. The conference will be a platform that will encapsulate the cutting edge issues in the design & innovative technologies, finance & development, as well as commercialisation elements necessary to the development of successful Integrated Resorts.

The two day agenda includes a choice of three streams over two days. The streams are Design & Innovative Technologies I & II, Finance & Development I & II and Commercialisation I & II.

With an estimated 13% growth in international tourist arrivals to Asia totaling 204 million tourists for 2010, Governments are keen to develop their own tourism offerings and are racing to create new compelling destinations which can attract and capture a share of the growing tourism market.

The successful openings of the two new Integrated Resorts in Singapore have reinforced the Integrated Resort model as a way to meet Governments' tourism promotion agendas, create jobs, develop tourism infrastructure and spur economic growth.

Given the multi-billion dollar investment and close cooperation required to achieve a vision of this scale, careful thought and thorough planning must be wedded to effective action in order to ensure these mini "Cities of Entertainment" are successful.

Speakers in the 2nd Annual Integrated Resorts event who will be presenting include:
-John Koldowski Deputy CEO & Head, Office of Strategy Management of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Thailand
-Dharmali Kusumadi Senior Vice President Design Services of Banyan Tree Holdings, Singapore
-Nicholas Naples Co-Chief Operating Officer of Melco-Crown Entertainment, Hong Kong and President of City of Dreams, Macau
-Aaron Soo CEO of Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia
-Jerry Nadal Senior Vice President Resident Shows Division Worldwide of Cirque du Soleil, US
-Barry Cox Director Site Search – Asia of Merlin Entertainments Ltd, UK
-Michael Sagild Managing Director – Asia Pacific Development of MGM Hospitality, Hong Kong
-Darrell Metzger Former CEO of Ocean Park Hong Kong, Board Member & Past Chairman of International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA) and Past CEO of Sentosa Leisure Group, Singapore
-Jeffrey Evora Vice President Marketing of Resorts World Manila, Philippines
-Paul Town Vice President Hotel Operations of Galaxy Entertainment Group, Macau
-Niall Murray Director of Operations Development – Joint Ventures & Business Developments of Grand Lisboa Macau, Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM)
-Juergen Seidel Group Director of Property Maintenance, Engineering & Innovation of Six Senses Resorts & Spas, Thailand

This conference is held in and proudly supported by International Project Finance Association, Project Management Institute Malaysia Chapter, Japan PFI/PPP Association, Hospitality Industry, Hospitality Net, Macau Business, and Property Report.

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Esther Wong