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Leading Authorities, Inc. Expands in Asia with New Office in Singapore

Washington, DC, January 11, 2012—

Leading Authorities, Inc., one of the world’s leading speakers bureaus and event companies, announced today that it has a opened an office in Singapore to provide Asia-Pacific organizations with direct access to the world’s top speakers. Antoine Ting, formerly director of business development, executive education in Asia for INSEAD, has been named managing director of Leading Authorities International, Pte Ltd.

Leading Authorities has chosen Singapore as its Asian base in recognition of its prominence as a crossroads for meetings and its central location linking the ASEAN countries with China, India, Australia, Japan, and the Middle East. Mark French, Leading Authorities’ president and CEO stated, “Singapore is fast becoming one of the top venues for business people to meet and is a great place for doing business. We are excited about building our base there.”

Leading Authorities will open its existing roster of speakers for events in Asia-Pacific. It will also expand to include prominent Asian speakers. “There is an amazing talent pool in Asia. We look forward to making these thought leaders available to customers around the world,” according to Mr. French.

U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue said, “Leading Authorities is one of the most respected companies of its kind. The Chamber has had the pleasure of working with Mr. French and his team. They are trusted partners, and we wish them well.”

Founded more than 20 years ago, Leading Authorities has become a leader in the worldwide leadership, business, and motivational speaker industry. The company represents acclaimed CEOs, best-selling business authors, global political leaders, well-known media personalities, and famous entertainers. Among those represented are: former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien and former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton; former P&G CEO A.G. Lafley; best-selling author Marshall Goldsmith; business strategists Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang; General Stanley McChrystal; journalist Scott Pelley; Congressman Michael Oxley; and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino.

About Leading Authorities International

Leading Authorities, Inc. is a progressive event company with more than 20 years experience bringing the world’s leading speakers to top meeting venues, companies, and organizations from around the world. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has offices throughout the United States and internationally in Singapore and London.

For more information about Leading Authorities, contact Matt Jones at +1 202-783-0300 in Washington, DC, or Steve Bagshaw at +44 207 849 6892 or steve@lauthorities.com in England. 

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