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Pre Event Pack | Singapore 2017

IR On the Road May 10-12, 2017 Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore


Message from the MD DEAR MEMBERS We look forward to returning to Asia and welcoming you in the fantastic city of Singapore in May 2017. This meeting is part of our ‘On the Road’ series which follows successful events in San Francisco, Brussels, Miami, Dubai and Shanghai. We feel this is an exciting opportunity for members to learn about interesting trends coming out of one of the world’s leading financial centres. Furthermore there will be a strong emphasis on inbound and outbound opportunities throughout the whole of Asia and will therefore be a must attend event for any member with clients or indeed anyone who wishes to develop business in the region. As usual tickets are limited, as the ‘On the Road’ events really focus on relationship development and providing quality time for attendees to connect and learn about each others practices. Please therefore be sure to confirm your interest and ticket ASAP to avoid being disappointed (all IR events have now been sold out for the last 3 years). In addition, the mid year event has a much greater focus on the social program than the annual conference and some of the activities included are; an outdoor opening drinks reception with tremendous views of the city, networking dinner at the one of the finest restaurants, a day excursion (TBA) and plenty of time for members to meet for private dinners before and after the conference. Typically such events have members from around 40 plus jurisdictions. We hope to see you there.

Warm Regards

Tom Wheeler


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Attendee Experiences From 2017, IR Global hosts three events a year, each offering unique

INTERVIEW

experiences. These

Bob Freitas of Freitas Angell &

include a specialist

Weinberg, California

practice area meeting

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in February, our ‘On the Road’ event in May and the annual conference in

INTERVIEW

September/October.

Christian Roth of rothpartners, Paris, IR Member of the Year 2015

WATCH highlights from the ‘On the Road’ 2016 event in San Francisco

youtu.be/Gb7BAa20KP8

at youtu.be/qPl_RtIEURU.

I have participated in many

In order to fully appreciate the

The Conference was a wonderful

international law events before

reason for belonging to IR one

way to see the many things IR

recently joining IR Global. My first IR

must attend a conference and network.

Global has to offer. I met a ton of people

Global conference convinced me that I

Referrals do not magically happen by

and very much enjoyed the camaraderie

had joined the right group. The vetting of

joining; they happen through face to face

and insights of the employment group

prospective members must be excellent

interaction and working hard to build

breakout session. I have a stack of busi-

because I met so many new colleagues to

relationships.”

ness cards from people I met and, most

whom I would readily refer my clients. My skepticism has been eliminated.” John Friedemann Friedemann Goldberg LLP, US California

Jayson Schwarz Schwarz Law LLP, Canada

importantly, a nice beginning to some solid, interesting relationships with an impressive group of people from all over the world who enjoy working with others.” Rebecca Torrey, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, US California


Event Schedule 10

WEDNESDAY The evening drinks reception will be hosted in the exclusive Garden Walk area of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel with stunning views overlooking the city. The reception will include drinks and canapés and offer attendees time to meet in a relaxed social setting prior to the main conference day.

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THURSDAY Presentations and networking day within the hotel’s meeting rooms. Attendees will hear from the IR management team, local business leaders about opportunities in the area and professional speakers on firm management / business development issues. Evening meal outside of the hotel. As usual we will choose a memorable venue providing attendees with a wonderful experience of the city by night and further opportunities to network.

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FRIDAY Break out meetings during the AM where multiple meeting spaces will be available for the practice area and special

Member rate tickets are priced at

£825

.00

which includes opening drinks reception on Wednesday evening, conference Thursday/Friday and Thursday luxury networking dinner. Spouses Programme

interest groups. Your meeting participation will be coordi-

Drinks reception................................................... £100.00

nated to ensure you have maximum time for networking

Evening meal........................................................ £150.00

and connect with the firms most relevant to your own.

Excursion...................................................................... TBA

Afternoon – optional excursion TBA.

Optional Excursion on Friday afternoon/ spouse excursion. Info to follow.

Secure your place now at

singapore2017.irglobal.com


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Singapore  Though physically small, Singapore is an economic giant. It has been Southeast Asia’s most modern city for over a century. The city blends Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and English cultures and religions. Its unique ethnic tapestry affords visitors a wide array of sightseeing and culinary opportunities from which to choose. A full calendar of traditional festivals and holidays celebrated throughout the year adds to its cultural

Singapore’s progress over the past three decades has been remarkable, yet the island has not been overwhelmed by development. Visitors will discover a wealth of historical treasures from the past, in the beauty of older buildings, values and traditions that have survived in the face of profound social and geographical change Forming the core of downtown Singapore is the Colonial District. Each surrounding enclave has its own distinct flavor, from the aromatic spice stores of Little India, to the tumbledown backstreets of Chinatown, where it is still possible to find calligraphers and fortune tellers, or the Arab Quarter, whose cluttered stores sell fine cloths and silks.

appeal. In addition, Singapore offers luxury hotels,

Singapore is both an island and a country, but perhaps its best

delectable cuisine and great shopping! The island

description is that of city-state. Like the great city-states of the

nation of the Republic of Singapore lies one

past, it offers civilization and order in the highest degree. Its

degree north of the Equator in Southern Asia. The

combination of Western-style development and Eastern-style calm

country includes the island of Singapore and 58

seems to present the best of both hemispheres: It’s a modern me-

or so smaller islands. Because of its efficient and

tropolis where you feel safe walking the streets, and it’s an Asian

determined government, Singapore has become a

business center that’s a model of efficiency. Singapore is also a

flourishing country that excels in trade and tourism

multicultural city, and close to one-quarter of its population are

and is a model to developing nations. The capital

expatriates or foreign workers from all over the world. Known for

city, also called Singapore, covers about a third of

its desire to become the technology hub of Asia, Singapore is the

the area of the main island.

most wired country in the region.


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Accomodation Imagine yourself at the floor-toceiling windows of your 5-star hotel room, drinking in magnificent views of Singapore’s glittering city district or picture-perfect Gardens by the Bay.

Or swimming in the world’s highest and longest infinity pool with its unrivalled panoramic views – a once-in-a-lifetime experience available exclusively to guests of the hotel. The world’s largest rooftop pool stretching 150 metres across Sands SkyPark. Accessible only by hotel guests, the iconic Infinity Pool at Marina Bay Sands offers a breathtaking city-skyline view not found at any other Singapore hotel. In coordinating this event, we have secured room nights at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. We would like to request that all attendees book through this hotel, as all activities will be scheduled either within or from here. We also have a minimum numbers

Room Rates (per night)

of rooms needed to be booked as part of the contract, so would

360 SGD (approx. £200)

appreciate your cooperation. + additional charges of 18%, broken down as 10% serwww.marinabaysands.com

vice charge, 7% GST (Goods and Services Tax) and 1% government tax. This rate has been secured for the nights of May 9th 13th. Breakfast: Not included. Breakfast is available at SGD43++ per person per day. Available when contacting the groups email (see below). There is additional charges for additional guests. If you plan on extending your stay outside these dates, please speak to groups@marinabaysands.com for best

available rates.

Book your hotel reservation directly

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Contacts UK HEAD OFFICE

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Thomas Wheeler

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Managing Director

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thomas@irglobal.com Hotel Bookings

Catherine de Barnes Lane

Ross Nicholls

Catherine de Barnes B92 0DJ

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Business Development Director

Telephone: +44 (0)1675 443396

ross@irglobal.com

Marina Bay Sands Hotel www.marinabaysands.com/hotel.html

Rebecca Burden Client Manager

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rebecca@irglobal.com

info@irglobal.com


IR On the Road Pre Event Pack - Singapore 2017