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CB&I Announces Four CDAlky Technology Contracts with PetroChina

CB&I (NYSE:CBI) today announced it has been awarded contracts by four PetroChina refineries located in DalianLiaoning ProvinceJilin City, Jilin Province; Jinzhou, Liaoning Province; and Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygar Autonomous Region for the license, engineering design and proprietary equipment supply for an alkylation unit at each site. The alkylation units will all use CB&I’s CDAlky® advanced sulfuric acid alkylation technology.

“CB&I’s CDAlky technology is the premium solution for the production of high-octane alkylate with less environmental impact,” said Daniel M. McCarthy, CB&I’s Executive Vice President of Technology. “As global gasoline specifications tighten, such as the China VI regulation, our CDAlky technology is helping customers like PetroChina meet stringent requirements for new and existing units in refineries around the world.”

About CB&I
CB&I (NYSE:CBI) is a leading provider of technology and infrastructure for the energy industry. With more than 125 years of experience, CB&I provides reliable solutions to our customers around the world while maintaining a relentless focus on safety and an uncompromising standard of quality. For more information, visit www.CBI.com.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding CB&I and represents our expectations and beliefs concerning future events. These forward-looking statements are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. When considering any statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or use or contain words, terms, phrases or expressions such as “achieve,” “forecast,” “plan,” “propose,” “strategy,” “envision,” “hope,” “will,” “continue,” “potential,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “project,” “estimate,” “predict,” “intend,” “should,” “could,” “may,” “might” or similar forward-looking statements, we refer you to the cautionary statements concerning risk factors and “Forward-Looking Statements” described under “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of our Annual Report filed on Form 10-K filed with the SEC for the year ended December 31, 2016, and any updates to those risk factors or “Forward-Looking Statements” included in our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC, which cautionary statements are incorporated herein by reference.

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Tekni-Plex begins production at new China manufacturing facility

Tekni-Plex, Inc.’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, near Shanghai has begun production. The company will hold a grand opening celebration on September 19th.

Earlier this year, Tekni-Plex announced a $15 million investment in the facility to support the growing needs of the Asia-Pacific pharmaceutical and medical device market.

The more than 140,000-square-foot (13,000-square-meter) facility has already started manufacturing products for Tekni-Plex’s Natvar, Colorite and Action Technology business units. The facility features three Class 100K cleanrooms to accommodate medical-grade tubing and components production plus one Class 10K cleanroom that will produce Natvar’s pharma-grade tubing.

The facility is producing Natvar’s recently-announced silicone extrusion tubing for catheters, feeding tubes, drug delivery and peristaltic pump applications. Production for microextrusion tubing that targets a wide variety of demanding neurovascular interventional therapies and surgical applications is expected to be onstream early next year. The facility will also manufacture Colorite custom compounds for medical device applications, and Action Technology’s dip tubes used in a wide variety of food/beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, industrial and household pump applications.

Among those representing Tekni-Plex at the ribbon cutting will be Paul Young, chief executive officer, Russell Hubbard, vice president-international and general manager, Ian Kenny, global managing director, Colorite, and Bob Donohue, general manager of the company’s Natvar business unit.  Local officials are also expected to attend.

For further information about attending the event contact Coco Xu at Coco.Xu@tekni-plex.com.

About Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing innovative packaging materials, medical compounds and precision-crafted medical tubing solutions for some of the most well-known names in the medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, household and industrial, and food and beverage industries. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and operates manufacturing sites across eight countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers.  For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com.

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Conductive Polymers Market to Reach 4.30 Billion USD by 2021 – IndustryARC

The report Conductive Polymers Market: By Type (Inherently Conductive Polymers, Dissipative Polymers and others); BMaterial Type (Polyacetylene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Polycarbonate and Others); By Geography – Forecast (2017 – 2021) published by IndustryARC, estimates the market to reach $4.30 billion by 2021.

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Inherently Conductive Polymers are electrically conductive and is increasingly used in optical displays, photovoltaic cells, lighting transistors and various other applications. These polymers are also termed as ‘synthetic metals’ that combine the electrical properties of metals along with mechanical properties of polymers such as flexibility. The discovery of highly conductive polyacetylene has led to a sudden surge in R&D activities that have further boosted the market. Improved quality of raw materials needed to manufacture conductive polymers such as resins, additives and processing technologies will help in broadening the applications of conductive polymers in our day to day life.

Moreover rising demand of lightweight and inexpensive electronic materials have helped the manufacturers to increase the production of conductive polymers across the globe. Also, increasing demand of automobiles in Europe have boosted the growth of conductive polymers wherein they are used for cars minor parts and non-moving components helping the manufacturers as well as customers with their lightweight nature. Usage of conductive polymers in some specific but important healthcare applications such as bio-actuators, tissue-engineering applications and monitored application of drug via bio-sensor is proving quite beneficial not only for the market growth but also for the healthcare industry.

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Increase in the usage of sophisticated electrical equipment has tremendously boosted the market of conductive polymers across the globe but more prominently in USA.

The market of conductive polymers has been segmented into Americas, Asia-PacificEurope and Rest of the World (RoW) on basis of regions. In 2016, Americas has proved to be the most prominent region with highest revenue generating market. The growth in Americas is attributed to electrical and electronics sector demand for more sophisticated and light weight devices. However, APAC will witness the highest growth in the market with a high CAGR of 8.46%. Also, APAC region will foresee a high growth owing to increased usage of electric vehicles and portable electronics and also because of many big companies such as Nissan, Volkswagen and many more that have widely accepted the implementation of conductive polymers.

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The Prominent Players in this Market Include

  • BASF SE
  • Dupont
  • Evonik Industries
  • Polyone Corporation
  • Celanese Corporation

The market scenario of conductive polymers is moderately fragmented with smaller players having equal opportunities to grow and survive. However, among the key players, BASF is the most eminent player with more than10% market share in this market. On similar lines, BASF has successfully collaborated with Integral Technologies to produce conductive thermoplastics for the North American market. Companies in this market are focusing on broader range of product portfolio catering to various sectors and domains at a global level. In the recent years, various companies have successfully reduced their operating expense owing to technological improvement and skilled man power. All in all, the market of conductive polymers is growing and has drawn a salient interest of researchers for more than 30 years because of their impeccable properties portraying unique nature of both metals as well as polymers.

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IndustryARC primarily focuses on Cutting Edge Technologies and Newer Applications of the Market. Our Custom Research Services are designed to provide insights on the constant flux in the global demand-supply gap of markets. Our strong analyst team enables us to meet the client research needs at a very quick speed with a variety of options for your business.

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Refrigerated Transport Market Worth 3.25 Billion Tons by 2022

The report “Refrigerated Transport Market by Product Type (Chilled and Frozen), Mode (Road, Sea, Rail, and Air), Vehicle Type (LCV, MHCV, and HCV), Technology (Vapor Compression Systems and Cryogenic Systems), and Region – Global forecast to 2022“, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market is projected to reach 3.25 Billion Tons by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 2.49% from 2017 to 2022. The growth of the Refrigerated Transport Market is attributed to the growth of international trade of perishable commodities due to globalization, consumer demand for frozen perishable commodities, increasing demand from the life science & pharma industry, and technological innovations in refrigerated systems and equipment.

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Refrigerated Transport Market by road is projected to reach USD 17.82 Billion by 2022

The refrigerated road transport market is projected to reach USD 17.82 Billion by 2022 in terms of value growing at a CAGR of 5.67% from 2017 to 2022. The growth of the refrigerated road transport market is attributed to the growth of the cold chain industry due to globalization, consumer demand for frozen perishable commodities, increasing demand for cold chain technology, advanced automated systems in commercial vehicles, and rising trend of engine downsizing in the automotive industry are some of the key factors fueling the growth of this market.

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The frozen products segment is projected to be the fastest growing segment

The frozen products segment is expected to be the fastest growing segment in the Refrigerated Transport Market during the forecast period 2017-2022, due to due to the growing trend of ready-to-bake or ready-to-thaw frozen products. The frozen bakery products market is considered to be one of the fastest-growing segments under the frozen food products category. The frozen bakery products market is driven by the rising demand for convenience food products, to save time and effort.

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The fresh fruits & vegetables segment is projected to dominate the chilled food segment

The fresh fruits & vegetables segment accounted for the largest share in the Refrigerated Transport Market, in terms of value, in 2016. Most of the fruit & vegetable production in temperate areas are seasonal. Cultivation and harvest periods are much longer in tropical and subtropical areas. The demand is perennial, and it is a regular practice to use cold storage to ensure the continuity of supply.

Asia-Pacific dominated the global Refrigerated Transport Market, in chilled products as well as frozen products in 2016

The North American Refrigerated Transport Market has shown a considerable growth from 2015; this trend is estimated to continue over the next five years. The North American market has the largest refrigerated transport industry in the world.

In Europe, the consumers demand quality attributes such as food safety, taste, and freshness in their food. The EU legislations and private food manufacturers and retailers are increasingly implementing both mandatory and voluntary quality control, management, and assurance schemes that are developing the standards for producing, processing, and transport.

The refrigeration transport revenue of the Asia-Pacific region is increasing rapidly due to high growth in the bakery and confectionery segment here. Bakery & confectionery have always been attractive with developing economies contributing more and developed economies adding value to it.

This report includes a study of marketing and development strategies, along with the product portfolios of leading companies. It includes the profiles of leading companies such as Nestlé (Switzerland), Tyson Foods, Inc. (US), The Kraft Heinz Company (US), General Mills Inc. (US), Smithfield Foods. (US), Kellogg Co. (US), Conagra Brands, Inc. (US), Kerry Group (Ireland), Del Monte Pacific Ltd (DMPL) (US), and ARYZTA AG (Switzerland).

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Cold Chain Monitoring Market by Component (Hardware: Data Loggers & Sensors, RFID Devices, Telemetry & Telematics, Networking Devices, and Software), Logistics (Storage, and Transportation), Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2022

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ChaseWind Won Best Sports Startup at HYPE Foundation’s Global Competition at the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade Games

HYPE Foundation, a global platform that connects and invests in sports innovation, is proud to announce that ChaseWind has won the “Sports Innovation (SPIN) Final” competition at Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade Games. The competition crowned the most innovative sports startup, chosen by a jury of leading figures from  FISU, (The International University Sports Federation),  University of Taipei, Yahoo, Acer and more. The competition took place at the Universiade’s  2017 FISU World Conference on Development through Sport. An additional partner and prize-giver was Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft. This competition is a part of series of Global Sports Innovation Competitions that HYPE Foundation is conducting in 2017, alongside major sports events, including the NFL Draft and UEFA Champions League Final.       

FISU is collaborating with the HYPE Foundation and host this competition as an important step in the direction of fully supporting the potential of university sport as a vehicle for technology transfer, innovation and job creation. This is a key mission for a federation which is tightly connected with the community of students-athletes and aims at promoting excellence in mind and body.

The winner, ChaseWind, have designed cycling smart glasses which provide a HUD interface, health management software, video streaming, and cloud services. Their vision is to create a healthy and joyful lifestyle for people, and they are dedicated to inspiring communities to create a smart and convenient world.

The top ten innovative sports startups from around the world were chosen to pitch their companies in the competition, which was also broadcasted LIVE on social media. The SPIN Final jury was led by, Prof. Paolo Bouquet from the University of Trento and FISU expert, Mr. Leopold SenghorFISU Vice-President and Vice-Chair of the Education Committee, along with Mr. Simon Hsu, Project Director, BYOC Smart Products at Acer Inc.,Lily Kuan, Director of Yahoo Taiwan E-Commerce Account Development Prof. Li-Ju Chen and Prof. Tim T. Y. Ting from the University of Taipei and Mr. Mike Laflin, CEO of Sportcal.

HYPE Foundation CEO, Amir Raveh noted: “The SPIN Final at Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade was a great success as it incorporated the influencing bodies that together can transform the sports innovation world – academia, sports athletes, brands and startups with new innovations led by the young generation!”

About HYPE Foundation
The HYPE Foundation has formed the largest sports innovation ecosystem with over 26,000 leaders and key decision makers in the field of sports, including sports and tech global brands, academia, investors and startups. HYPE initiates global competitions, teaming up with Google Asics, Microsoft, and Sky Sports among others. In 2017 HYPE Foundation has conducted global Sports Innovation (SPIN) Final events alongside the NFL Draft, UEFA Champions league final and additional competitions to be held in conjunction with major global sports events. HYPE is forming acceleration programs and running the TOP 50 Program, incorporating the most innovative startups in the world of sports. HYPE Foundation is the impact division of MG Equity partners, (EMGI), a British investment house, operating since 2003, a Member of the IHUB.EU – A European Union organization. For more information visit:  www.hype-foundation.org

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IWS Events and Entertainment Presented ‘The Indian Wedding Show 2017 – Season 2’

The Largest Exquisite Wedding Exposition Took Place in New Delhi on 19th-20th August 2017 at JLN Stadium, New Delhi

IWS Events and Entertainment presented ‘The Indian Wedding Show – Season 2’, the biggest wedding exhibition on a Pan Asian level that took place in the capital on the 19th and 20th of August 2017 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. 75 Exhibitor’s categories showcased their services to celebrate dreams, happiness, and love-all that are needed for the perfect knot, bringing behemoth spectrum of categories associated with the big day. It was a grand celebration of everything that signifies a big, fat Indian wedding.

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The two-day event gave prospective to-be brides and grooms, a platform to meet premium Indian designers & industry experts and an opportunity to attend the seminars, panel discussions, quirky workshops, and grooming sessions. Not just that, they also discussed their nuptial ideas, trends, bespoke ensembles to plan their dream wedding at the show. The guests personally witnessed the bridal collections of premium designers: Balance by Rohit BalAshima LeenaAnju Modi, along with a new upcoming designer Aastha Wadhwa who launched her new collection through fashion shows, scheduled on both days of the event.

Indian Wedding Show 2017 is at the zenith of the wedding industry, the show, was crafted with the initiative to endorse, strengthen and discover new industry trends and brands along with educating the guests on the current as well as the upcoming variant brands and vendors in the Indian wedding market. It is a grand platform to meet India’s finest couturiers, jewellers, wedding planners, entertainment, makeup artists, holiday planners, and caterers, and witness bespoke invitations, wedding venues, hotels wedding decor, etc.

The theme for The Indian Wedding Show – Season 2 was splendid with myriad colours, personifying the ambience of the exhibition and the Mandala Theme which was characteristic to the entire event. The Indian Wedding Show, Season – 2 brought back the sacred essence of ‘Indian Vedic Weddings’ as they associated with the Art of Living, accentuating its grandeur even more.

There was a lavish food court where visitors relished the finest flavors of the town’s A-list caterers. The event has set a benchmark amongst all other wedding shows held in the country by giving back to the society through an association with Human for Human, an NGO that runs a food bank. The NGO aims to work on different fronts, coordinating with food catering companies to make the best use of the wasted food and directing this to poor and hungry people. Indian Wedding Show – Season 2, aims to bridge the gap between the NGO and the caterers, resorts and prospective wedding hosts that can help in this noble initiative.

Speaking on occasion, the Director of IWS Events and Entertainment, Anuraj Antil said, “Our core objective is to bring the entire wedding industry together and procreate the business of weddings in India, bringing in beaming grandeur in the form of luxurious wedding exposition. The exhibitors got an opportunity to explore a B2B and B2C connect with multiple category vendors and participants that associated with The Indian Wedding Show 2017.”

Adding her comments on the occasion, the CEO of IWS Events and Entertainment, Rashu Rathi, said, “Focusing on the current Indian wedding market and keeping in mind the traditions, ethics, and sentiments of our Indian customers, the show was designed specifically for visitors and guests with a selection of vendors and services that are handpicked to make any wedding a cherished experience.”

The lineup of participants for the Indian Wedding Show – Season 2 (2017) enlisted premium Indian designers in the likes of Anju ModiAshima Leena, Balance by Rohit Bal, Ashtha Wadhwa, Sarotojiva, and Lulu & Sky by Kalyani Chawla. The show also had some of the most renowned jewellery brands on board like Jewel Desire, Jaipur Jewels, Kundan Jewels and bespoke jewellery by designer Dolly Oberoi. The Hair and Makeup partner were Looks Salon. Décor of the event was done by Deco Events (By Saumya), other décor participator were Marigold, R2S Signature Weddings with Genie Events as the Signature Wedding Partner. Skin Care was taken care of by Skin Alive, and Fitness First was the fitness partner. The Premium Caterer F&B and Purple Berry were looking after all the catering needs. The Entertainment partners include Peeyush Rajani and Soulful Raga. In the Gifting category, the show had Label Kiss by Archana Vijaya, Casa Pop by Raseel Gujral and Momentz. The bespoke invitation partner was Indicolour. For styling, they have Bienmode. The Vedic Wedding Partner was The Art of Living and the Exclusive Lounge Partner was Indian Wedding Venue. The radio partner was 91.1 FM Radio City. Aiming to associate with top vendors in all categories, the show had NDTV Good times as the lifestyle partner. The Airline partner was, Indigo Airlines, supported by Kerala Tourism and the key presenter was Rajasthan Tourism. With all such impressive associations, one can only expect the best at the Indian Wedding Show – Season 2.

About IWS Events and Entertainment 

IWS Events and Entertainment is a multilevel event company with numerous corporate and social events in our books. From the past experiences and outstanding services rendered to our esteemed and prestige clients, the company has executed fashion shows, seminars, wedding events, and planned weddings of notable people of the city. From the concept of planning to execution, the company strives to design and implement a perfect event and to give an unforgettable experience to our clients.

 

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Get the Midas Touch for Success in the E-age With the Help of Digital Marketing Through RankHigher

The e-age is constantly changing. Adapting to the fast-paced changes and embracing the latest in Digital Marketing is a great way to ensure success. “If businesses and marketing professionals can refocus strategies and adapt to changes, they will become successful. Else, they will perish,” observed Raunak Guha, Director of RankHigher, India’s leading digital marketing agency.

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Raunak Guha while addressing the management students of ‘Banaras Hindu University’ (BHU) who visited Mumbai recently, urged the students to look at digital marketing with a fresh perspective to achieve success. Raunak Guha shared interesting insights with the students to highlight that digital marketing can prove to be the Midas Touch for businesses and young budding marketing professionals such as the visiting BHU students themselves.

The world has seen a paradigm shift to digital marketing in every aspect of life in the past decade. More people are online for more duration of time, consuming vast data on different platforms. A sound Digital Marketing Strategy is the best way to reach out to this ‘always online’ audience. “If you are a business or marketing professional with a random/haphazard approach to digital marketing, your consumers/target audience are bound to abandon you,” said Raunak Guha.

Back-of-the-envelope statistics from the industry suggest that about 35% small and medium businesses invest in social media only as part of their marketing activities. About 25% are investing in online marketing and about 20% are investing in Search Engine Optimization. “As management students, this is your catchment area. Your success will depend on your engagement with them (and their customers) through websites, SEO, online campaigns and advertisements, videos and social media posts,” advised Raunak Guha.

Raunak impressed upon the visiting students that Digital Marketing has proven to be highly successful in customer conversion and retention, higher ROI with cost effectiveness, reputation management, satisfying customer service, and building a trusted brand.The students enjoyed the interactive session with Raunak, who founded RankHigher a few years ago. The students promised Raunak Guha to hone their digital marketing skills to build a successful career in the coming years.

About RankHigher:

RankHigher is a new age Digital Marketing Agency which was founded by Raunak Guha in early 2014 in Bangalore. Over the last 3 years, the company has worked with multiple brands across social media, video production, media buying, SEO and paid lead generation campaigns. They have worked with brands across Healthcare, FMCG, Real Estate, Education, Travel and Hospitality and various other sectors. In April 2014, RankHigher opened its second office in Gurgaon. In July, RankHigher opened its third office in Mumbai.

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Orbotech Announces Multi-Million-Dollar Deal With Unimicron Germany for Automotive, Renewable Energy and Industrial Manufacturing

Orbotech Ltd., (NASDAQ: ORBK) a leading global supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products, today announced a multi-million-dollar agreement with Unimicron Germany GmbH (formerly RUWEL International) for the purchase of Orbotech’s direct imaging (DI), automated optical inspection (AOI) and automated optical shaping (AOS) PCB production solutions. Unimicron Germany is in the process of rebuilding its inner layer fab as a fully automated Industry 4.0, state-of-the-art facility, and upgrading its Outerlayer and Solder Mask capacity and capabilities.

Unimicron Germany GmbH specializes in high-end, high-reliability manufacturing for automotive electronics, renewable energy and industrial markets. The site is expected to be fully functional in the first half of 2018.

Among the Orbotech solutions Unimicron Germany has ordered are the latest members of the Nuvogo™ family for direct imaging; Orbotech Diamond™ 8 for high throughput solder mask direct imaging; Fusion™ 22 AOI with 2D metrology in process quality control (IPQC); Precise™ 800 AOS system for 3D shaping of any layer HDI and complex multi-layer boards; and Orbotech Smart Factory for Industry 4.0-compliant, integrated PCB production.

“Following the fire which devastated our facility last year, we have a unique opportunity to rebuild and improve on our past successes,” said Mr. Gerard van Dierendonck, CEO of Unimicron Germany. “We are committed to making the facility more environmentally and energy friendly, as well as ensuring the highest level of flexibility with the lowest total cost of ownership. We selected Orbotech’s solutions because they enable us to achieve our goals and are the best fit for our customers’ present and anticipated production and technology needs.”

“We are delighted to be able to provide a wide range of PCB production solutions as part of Unimicron Germany’s rebuilding project and to further deepen our relationship,” stated Mr. Sharon Cohen, President of Orbotech West. “Our Industry 4.0-compliant solutions meet Unimicron’s specific advanced technology and reliability needs and enable and ensures traceability, which is critical for automotive and other high-reliability PCB applications. In addition, our comprehensive customer service offering, with our one-stop monitoring center, is designed to provide pro-active, preventative measures which can troubleshoot any potential issues, such as downtime, before they even occur.”

“Orbotech’s solutions are a perfect fit for our strategy moving forward and our aim of building the most modern inner layer factory possible,” said Mr. Rico Schlüter, CTO of Unimicron Germany. “As the European PCB industry continues to make significant changes, we are determined to invest in state-of-the-art equipment that will grow with us.”

About Unimicron Germany GmbH
Unimicron Germany (formerly known as RUWEL International GmbH) is part of the Unimicron Technology Corporation, and is one of the most important producers of circuit boards in Europe. Unimicron Germany has production capacity in both Europe and Asia managed by one team of highly dedicated professionals based in Germany. Unimicron Germany’s maxim is to be a technology trendsetter with innovations to set the pace for technical progress. The company aims to help clients to optimize their PCB designs, provide rapid prototyping and sample production and place particular focus on producing small to medium volumes of highly complex PCBs. By continuously transferring process know-how and technology within the High Reliability Business Unit (HRBU), high volume clients are served equally well, while getting great value from the lower cost base in Asia. For more information, visit http://www.unimicron-germany.de.

About Orbotech Ltd
Orbotech Ltd. is a leading global supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products. Orbotech provides cutting-edge solutions for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays (FPDs), and semiconductor devices (SDs), designed to enable the production of innovative, next-generation electronic products and improve the cost effectiveness of existing and future electronics production processes. Orbotech’s core business lies in enabling electronic device manufacturers to inspect and understand PCBs and FPDs and to verify their quality (‘reading’); pattern the desired electronic circuitry on the relevant substrate and perform three dimensional shaping of metalized circuits on multiple surfaces (‘writing’); and utilize advanced vacuum deposition and etching processes in SD and semiconductor manufacturing (‘connecting’).  Orbotech refers to this ‘reading’, ‘writing’ and ‘connecting’ as enabling the ‘Language of Electronics’. For more information, visit http://www.orbotech.com and http://www.spts.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements 

Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements relate to, among other things, future prospects, developments and business strategies and involve certain risks and uncertainties.  The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “will,” “plan,” “expect” and “would” and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions, have been used in this press release to identify forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are made based on management’s expectations and beliefs concerning future events affecting Orbotech and are subject to uncertainties and factors relating to Orbotech’s operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company’s control.  Many factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from those projected including, without limitation, cyclicality in the industries in which the Company operates, the Company’s production capacity, timing and occurrence of product acceptance (the Company defines ‘bookings’ and ‘backlog’ as purchase arrangements with customers that are based on mutually agreed terms, which, in some cases for bookings and backlog, may still be subject to completion of written documentation and may be changed or cancelled by the customer, often without penalty), fluctuations in product mix, within and among divisions, worldwide economic conditions generally, especially in the industries in which the Company operates, the timing and strength of product and service offerings by the Company and its competitors, changes in business or pricing strategies, changes in the prevailing political and regulatory framework in which the relevant parties operate, including as a result of the ‘Brexit’ process and administration change in the United States, or in economic or technological trends or conditions, including currency fluctuations, inflation and consumer confidence, on a global, regional or national basis, the level of consumer demand for sophisticated devices such as smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices as well as automobiles, the Company’s global operations and its ability to comply with varying legal, regulatory, exchange, tax and customs regimes, the timing and outcome of tax audits, including the ongoing audit of tax years 2012-2014 in Israel (see below), the Company’s ability to achieve strategic initiatives, including related to its acquisition strategy, the Company’s debt and corporate financing activities; the final timing and outcome, and impact of the criminal matter and ongoing investigation in Korea, including any impact on existing or future business opportunities in Korea and elsewhere, any civil actions related to the Korean matter brought by third parties, including the Company’s customers, which may result in monetary judgments or settlements, expenses associated with the Korean matter, and ongoing or increased hostilities in Israel and the surrounding areas.  In addition, in May 2017 the Company received a $58 million assessment from the Israel Tax Authority with respect to the ongoing tax audit in Israel.  The Company believes that it has provided adequately for any reasonably foreseeable outcomes related to the tax audit; however, future results may include unfavorable material adjustments to estimated tax liabilities in the period when the assessment is resolved or the audit is closed.  In addition, the Israel Tax Authority is investigating the Company’s tax positions.  Given that the process is in its preliminary stages, the Company cannot assure the outcome or timing of completion of the assessment process or investigation, including the amount of tax ultimately payable, and additional penalties, criminal sanctions, fines and other amounts that may be imposed as a result of the assessment and investigation, which may be material in amount or in adverse impact on the Company’s results of operations, financial position and reputation.  The outcome may also impact the Company’s results of operations as a result of tax positions taken for subsequent fiscal years.  Furthermore, during the second quarter of 2017, the Company elected to implement certain provisions of the Israeli Law for the Encouragement of Capital Investments related to preferred enterprises in Israel.  Although the Company is unable to predict the precise impact of this tax election, it believes the tax election will be beneficial over the long term and it does not expect that the tax election will result in a material increase in its effective tax rate for 2017.  The foregoing information should be read in connection with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2016, and subsequent SEC filings.  The Company is subject to the foregoing and other risks detailed in those reports.  The Company assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release to reflect new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

ORBOTECH COMPANY CONTACTS:
Rami Rozen
Director of Investor Relations
Tel: +972-8-942-3582
Investor.relations@orbotech.com

Tally Kaplan Porat
Director of Corporate Marketing
Tel: +972-8-942-3603
Tally-Ka@orbotech.com

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Seafood Expo Asia Announces Line-up of Speakers for 2017

With the countdown to Seafood Expo Asia underway, event organizers Diversified Communications today announced details of the speakers and presentations that will headline its upcoming exposition to be held from 5-7 September 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

According to Event Director, Ms. Iris Kwan, seafood professionals attending the 2017 event can look forward to an expanded conference program and series of events that will be hosted in two theatres of education, and will equip industry buyers and suppliers with the knowledge that they need to keep abreast of market conditions and continually evolving consumer demands.

Led by industry experts and chefs, visitors will have the opportunity to join conference plenary sessions, interactive master classes, culinary demonstrations, networking events as well as lively panel discussions and a workshop, while witnessing who is crowned the first winner of Seafood Expo Asia’s newly launched, Young Chef Challenge.

Conference Headliners

A leading forum within the trade event itself, Seafood Expo Asia’s conference will bring together industry players and seafood specialists from around the world to discuss the latest topics and trends affecting the region’s fish and aquaculture market.

With the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicting that Asia’s seafood market and consumption will lead the world by 2025, this year’s expanded conference program sets the agenda for 2017 and beyond by providing attendees with access to the latest market and product intelligence, whilst addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the industry.

Focusing on insight, strategy and innovation, the conference program, which features speaker sessions, panel discussions, case studies and a workshop, will explore the state of the seafood industry and its rapidly changing conditions. In doing so, it will offer in-depth analysis and insight from across the entire regional and global seafood landscape through sessions including the following:

Highlighted Topics:

Speakers:

The Origins of Fresh

Mr. Gerd Uitdewilligen, Director, International Sales, Emerson Cargo Solutions

Solution to Cold Chain Disruption

Dr. Matthew Man, President and CEO of Megasoft Ltd.

DNA Barcoding Authentication

Professor Hoi Shan Kwan,
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Seafood from Aquaculture – Past, Present and Future

Professor K H Chu,
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Sponsored Session:

Maldivian Fisheries – Sustainably Different

Ali Ahmed, Production Manager/EHSA Manager, Ensis Fisheries Pvt Ltd, Maldives

Adley Ismail, CEO, Maldives Industrial Fisheries Co. Ltd

Sea to Table – Trends from a Hong Kong Consumer’s Perspective

Mr. Michael Lee, FMCG and Retailer Verticals, Nielsen Hong Kong

What’s the Catch – Knowing Your Fish:
Three Case Studies by Aquaculture Fisheries

Mr. Alexey Dorin, CEO, Fishance (Grouper)
Zoneco (Scallop)
Dr. Desiree Allen, Managing Director, Marine Produce Australia (Barramundi)

Workshop – Sustaining Sustainability:

    – Presentations: Understanding Certification

    – Panel Discussion

    – Q&A, Interactive Team Discussion

Mr. Chris Hanselman, Managing Director, Pacific Rich Resources Group
Mr. Ka Shing Leung, Marketing & Sales Director, KLG Fine Food
Miss Janice Lao, Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,  The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Ltd.

Master Classes and Culinary Demonstrations

To help participants keep pace with the hottest products, Seafood Expo Asia’s live demonstration theatre will host a series of master classes, culinary demonstrations and product innovations presented by the industry’s leading players.

Designed for buyers, senior executives, procurement managers and chefs from the foodservice, retail and seafood related industries, the onsite culinary presentations will educate visitors on how to source, select and prepare today’s most popular products, uncovering food trends and ideas to improve both top and bottom-line results.

Highlighted Topics:

Presented by:

Master Class:

Ocean Grown Barramundi                                               

Marine Produce Australia – Cone Bay Ocean Barramundi

Speakers: Dr. Desiree Allen and Chef Umar K. Nguyen

Culinary Demonstration:

Alaskan Seafood – Wild Caught, Sustainable Seafood

American Indian Foods

Speakers: Executive Chef Jason Loyd of Hong Kong with commentary by Chris Li from the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office in Hong Kong

Master Class:

Sea Urchin and Tuna (Maguro)

HK Sun Shun Co. Ltd

Master Class:

Yellow Tail

Mark Glory Industrial Ltd

Speakers:  Mr. Yick Siu Cheung, Director, Mark Glory Industrial Ltd and Mr. Hisashi linuma, Executive Managing Director, Owasebussan Co., Ltd

Young Chef Challenge

New for this year, Seafood Expo Asia is introducing a special Young Chef Challenge that will highlight the next generation of culinary talent in Hong Kong. Featuring sustainable seafood, attendees will be able to witness talented chefs creating unique dishes using mystery seafood ingredients in three exciting rounds of cook-offs.

The winner of the 2017 title will be announced at the Seafood Expo Asia demonstration theatre at 12:30p.m. on the final day of the event. The panel of judges for the challenge will consist of Mr. Gerhard Passrugger, Executive Chef, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Mr. Adam Mathis, Executive Chef, Island Shangri La, and Mr. Florian Muller, Chef de Cuisine, Harbour Grand Hong Kong.

Seafood Party

Aside from attending the educational sessions, participating exhibitors, hosted and key buyers will be invited to attend an exclusive Seafood Party scheduled to take place on the first afternoon of the exposition. Serving as a platform for networking, the reception provides the perfect opportunity for seafood executives to meet with potential new business partners, while catching up with existing contacts.

Business Matchmaking Program

In addition to its scheduled events, Seafood Expo Asia will once again offer a business matchmaking program for key and hosted buyers and high-volume importers to meet with qualified suppliers. The program is designed to assist participants in planning their day by searching for specific companies or products and pre-arranging meetings over the three day event.

For full event details and timings, please visit  http://www.seafoodexpo.com/asia.

About Seafood Expo Asia

Seafood Expo Asia is a trade event where buyers and suppliers of seafood from around the world come together to network and conduct business in the lucrative Hong Kong and Asia Pacific markets.  The event’s eighth edition takes place from the 5-7 September 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai, Hong KongSeafoodSource.com is the exposition’s official media covering industry news year-round. The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications and is co-located with Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong.  http://www.seafoodexpo.com/asia.

About Diversified Communications

Diversified Communications is a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, digital products and publications. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, technology and business management. The company’s global seafood portfolio of expositions and media includes Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Seafood Expo Asia and SeafoodSource.com. Diversified Communications, in partnership with SeaWeb, also produces SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the world’s premier seafood conference on sustainability. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified has divisions in the Eastern United StatesAustraliaCanadaHong KongSingaporeand the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: www.divcom.com.

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CONTACT: Editor’s Notes: For media interviews or to request a copy of the photographs that accompany this announcement, please contact Janet Middlemiss on +852-9195-7829 or at janet@jemworldwide.com. For further information on Seafood Expo Asia, please contact: Hong Kong, Janet Middlemiss, JEM Worldwide Limited, +852-2857-3832 or +852-9195-7829, janet@jemworldwide.com; USA, Jonathan Bass, Diversified Communications, +1-207-842-5563, jbass@divcom.com

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Star India Launches Star BHARAT – Celebrating Spirit of Fearless India

Star India announced the launch of Star BHARAT from the 28th of August 20176 pm onwards. Star BHARAT will showcase inspirational stories about journeys of strong and fearless characters that rise for the collective.

Celebrating the many facets of Fearless India, Star BHARAT unveils a content line up with strong, rooted icons and differentiated programming that is in line with the brand’s philosophy of ‘Bhula dedarr, kuch alag kar’.

Om Shanti Om – For the first time on Indian television, a channel will celebrate the essence of devotional music with a contemporary twist. A devotional music reality show where tradition meets trendy, creating ‘trenditional’ music. The show will depict the musical journey of 14 voices that will give a contemporary touch to devotional songs and unify audiences across the country with their renditions. Produced by Colosceum, the show will mark the debut of PP Swami Ramdevji on television as the Maha Judge. While the esteemed panel of judges will include Bollywood sensation Sonakshi Sinha, singer and music director Shekhar Ravjiani, and singer Kanika Kapoor.

Kya Haal Mr. Panchaal? – 1 Saas. 1 Son. 5 Brides. Boon or bane? Kya Haal Mr. Panchaal? is a comedy of errors where a mother’s quest for the perfect bride lands her with five. See how a desperate mother’s prayer for the ‘perfect’ bride with 5 essential qualities gets answered in the form of 5 women with 5 different qualities. What follows is a series of funny events. Sometimes getting more than what you ask for can be a curse. Created in association with Optimystix, ‘Kya Haal Mr. Panchal?’ is a rib-tickling comedy starring Kanchan Gupta as the saas and Manindar Singh as the son.

Nimki Mukhiya – This is a story of a village that has been ruled by men for years, which is set in Bihar.Women here are confined mostly to being home makers. But a wind of change is about to set in. Call it opportunity or sheer luck, for the first time ever the state will witness something extraordinary. A naïve and bubbly young girl, Nimki, who loves to day dream and is unaware of the world outside her house, is about to take on the responsibility of her village and become the Mukhiya. The show is a journey of self realization that power to change oneself as well as the environment we live lies within. Nimki’s unexpected position as the Mukhiya gives a comical twist to situations.

Saam Daam Dand Bhed– Saam Daam Dand Bhed is the personal journey of Vijay Namdhari, played by Bhanu Uday, a high-potential but misguided youth who doesn’t know what he wants from life. This family drama, based in a fictitious town in India, is produced by Shakuntalam Telefilms. When a storm shatters his life, Vijay finally finds the courage to fight back and protect his family. The show will trace his transformation from a carefree youngster into a political leader, who becomes the inspiration to many.

Ayushman Bhav– Set against the backdrop of Mathura, Ayushman Bhav is a gripping story of Krish. The show depicts the poignant tale of an eight-year-old boy whose childhood is not as simple as others. Like other children his age, Krish plays with toys and games but he also harbors a burning desire to seek justice for the wrong doings in his past life. Produced by White Horse International, the revenge drama stars popular child artist Ricky Patel as the lead and Avinash SachdevaMegha Gupta, and Manish Goel as cast members.

Star BHARAT’s launch campaign ‘Mat kar’​ is based on a simple yet powerful insight on how we unknowingly allow different kinds of fears to creep into our minds and how ​these fears end up stopping us from pursuing our dreams.

Mat kar’, an oft repeated phrase in Indian society refers to a pull-back factor. Pulling back from free flowing fun, nurturing a dream, making a life choice or simply following one’s instincts. The film, conceptualized by Star India’s creative team and directed by Shimit Amin of Chak De fame, takes us through various scenarios, some significant and some apparently not so, all of which play on fear. Star BHARAT’s answer to ‘Mat kar’ leading to fear is a resounding ‘Bhula de darr‘…

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About Star India Pvt. Ltd.

Star India Private Limited, formerly STAR TV India, is an Indian media and entertainment company, owned by 21st Century Fox. It is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. STAR India’s portfolio includes 58 channels in eight languages. The network reaches around 650 million viewers in India per month.

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Switchgear Market Worth 125.10 Billion USD by 2022

The report “Switchgear Market by Voltage (< 1 KV, 136 KV, 3672.5 KV, > 72.5 KV), End-User (Transmission & Distribution Utilities and Manufacturing & Process Industries), Equipment (Gas Insulated, Air Insulated, and Circuit Breakers) – Global Forecast to 2022″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market is expected to grow from an estimated USD 88.71 Billion in 2017 to USD 125.10 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.12%, from 2017 to 2022. The global market is set to witness a significant growth due to the continued growth of construction and developmental activities, increasing access to electricity, and growth of renewable power generation projects.

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The transmission and distribution utilities segment is expected to hold the largest share of the Switchgear Market, by end-user, during the forecast period.

The transmission and distribution utilities sub-segment of the end-user segment led the Switchgear Market in 2016 and is projected to dominate the market during the forecast period. The transmission and distribution utilities segment is also expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period.

The growth of the transmission and distribution utilities segment is primarily driven by increasing investments in sub-station automation, modernization of electric grid, and smart utilities which includes smart grids and smart meters. This would enhance the protection by decreasing energy losses, due to poor operational efficiency of traditional equipment. This would ultimately create new revenue pockets for the Switchgear Market during the forecast period.

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The gas insulated switchgear is expected to hold the largest share of the Switchgear Market, by equipment, during the forecast period.

The gas insulated switchgear sub-segment of the equipment segment led the Switchgear Market in 2016 and is projected to dominate the market during the forecast period. Rising energy demand and extension/replacement of old switchgear at sub-stations can drive the gas insulated switchgear equipment in the Switchgear Market. However, the circuit breaker sub-segment accounted for the second largest share in 2016 in the Switchgear Market, based on the equipment segment.

North America: The leading market for switchgear

In this report, the Switchgear Market has been analyzed with respect to five regions, namely, Asia PacificEuropeNorth America, the Middle-East and Africa, and South America. The market in Asia Pacific led the global Switchgear Market in 2016. Increasing grid investments especially in developing economies, such as China and India and plans for electrification in remote areas in countries, such as VietnamIndonesia, and the Philippines are expected to drive the Switchgear Market in Asia PacificIndonesia aims to achieve 90% electrification rate by 2025 and the countries, such as the Philippinesand Malaysia have similar plans. Rise in investments in smart grid technologies including distribution grid automation, smart meters, and demand response systems in countries, such as JapanSouth Korea, and Australia would create opportunities for the Switchgear Market in the Asia Pacific region.

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To enable an in-depth understanding of the competitive landscape, the report includes profiles of some of the top players in the Switchgear Market. The key players include ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), General Electric Company (US), Siemens AG (Germany), EATON CORPORATION plc (Ireland), Hitachi Ltd. (Japan), Schneider Electric SE (France), and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan) among others. The leading players are trying to understand the markets in developing economies and are adopting various strategies to increase their market shares.

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MIFF 2018: Design Connects People – FDC in Action

FDC in Action Designers Committee, a group of young designers, share their experience gained from a learning trip to four cities in the Southern part of China, namely Shenzhen, Foshan, Shunde and Guangzhou, at “Design Connects People – FDC in Action” Seminar hosted by the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) at Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur today.

Over 100 participants consist of furniture industry players, young working professionals, lecturers and students from design institutions attended to get insights about furniture and design trends.

The seminar, aims to set a clearer direction for Malaysian furniture industry about design and presentation, is a knowledge sharing session that covers the latest living design trends and different views about the furniture industry from what have been experienced in China. It gives the industry a better insight on product design and product presentation.

In line with the development of MIFF 2018 new concept “Design Connects People”, MIFF is taking a bold step ahead of its prestigious competition, MIFF Furniture Design Competition (MIFF FDC) to groom the design talents discovered in MIFF FDC through a programme called ‘FDC in Action’.

FDC in Action is a collaborative project by FDC Designers and MIFF Exhibitors. FDC Designers is a group of seven young designers consist of previous MIFF FDC winners and finalists that is going to work with the manufacturer to present the highest standard product design and product presentation under the lead of Philip Yap, a Malaysian designer practising in China.

“Over the past eight years, we have seen the emergence of many young designers from MIFF FDC. We believe the time is now right to take this up to the next level,” Karen Goi, MIFF General Manager mentioned in her welcoming remark.

Learning trip in China is part of the FDC in Action programme to open a whole new perspective about furniture and design among the designers committee. The learning programme includes exploring the largest sourcing centre for furniture, for furnishings and accessories, for lightings; furniture factory visit and also networking with the local designers in China.

“MIFF is taking the opportunity to continue our work with young designers, to open fresh opportunities for young talent to work with the Malaysian furniture industry. FDC in Action goes beyond just product design, it will take young designers through strategic planning, product positioning, styling, technical engineering and right down to marketing and promotions,” said Karen Goi.

MIFF is proud to have its official contractor, Innogen Sdn Bhd, on board as a Platinum Sponsor to support the FDC in Action programme.

“As MIFF’s official contractor for over 20 years, we support MIFF efforts in delivering a better show experience in 2018 with a new concept ‘Design Connects People’. Being part of the FDC in Action programme, we hope to work closely with the organiser and the designers to enhance the overall presentation of MIFF in booth and designs next year,” said Richard Wong, Managing Director of Innogen Sdn Bhd.

In addition, MIFF still continue its quest to search for the country’s best aspiring young designer in the 9th edition of the competition — MIFF FDC 2018. Targeted at talent aged 30 and below, FDC offers total winnings of cash prizes of RM10,000 and the significant opportunity for 20 finalist to showcase their design artworks on a global platform at the 24th edition of MIFF from March 8 to 11, 2018 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) .

Entries for MIFF FDC 2018 must be submitted by October 30 (Monday) 2017. For more information and to download the competition guidelines and registration form, visit www.mifffdc.com

Visit www.miff.com.my to follow updates on MIFF 2018.

Notes to Editors

About MIFF

Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) is an export-oriented furniture trade show held annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is also a global leading trade show approved by UFI, The Global Association for Exhibition Industry. Since 1995, MIFF has nurtured invaluable partnerships between thousands of buyers and furniture makers across the globe.

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Budget Direct Insurance Singapore Goes Live With Sapiens’ General Insurance Software Suite

Sapiens International Corporation, (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a growing presence in the financial services sector, today announced Budget Direct Insurance, an insurance business in Singapore owned by Auto & General Southeast Asia, has successfully gone live with Sapiens IDIT.

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As a relatively new player in Singapore, a competitive market, Auto & General Southeast Asia found Sapiens IDIT best suited for the needs of Budget Direct Insurance Singapore after an extensive search. The flagship policy administration system (PAS) for general/P&C insurers possessed all the necessary elements for a greenfield direct insurance business, such as a pre-integrated, digital cloud offering, quick user configurability, robust document creation/management capabilities and support for multiple motor, property and liability insurance products on a single platform.

Sapiens IDIT’s breadth of functionality has enabled Auto & General Southeast Asia to significantly reduce the number of third-party systems it requires, increasing business agility and efficiency. The PAS has provided Budget Direct Insurance with the flexibility to quickly release new, tailored products to market. Since implementing Sapiens IDIT, ‘Motorcycle’ was released as a new offering, alongside launch products ‘Car’ and ‘Travel’.

“Sapiens IDIT is a highly configurable product that enables Budget Direct Insurance Singapore to offer highly customizable policies and products, which is critical for a modern, digitally-led insurance business,” said Simon Birch, CEO, Auto & General Southeast Asia. “Sapiens has shared their technology road maps and demonstrated willingness to adopt customer feedback into their future product design, which we believe will help us ‘future-proof’ Budget Direct Insurance Singapore.”

“We feel that Sapiens IDIT configurability, along with its platform stability and extensive functionality, is a key differentiator for both Sapiens and our customers,” said Roni Al-Dor, Sapiens President and CEO. “Sapiens is pleased to welcome Auto & General Southeast Asia to our growing general and direct insurance line of business customer base.”

Sapiens IDIT was implemented in less than a year, ahead of schedule.

About Auto & General Southeast Asia 

Headquartered in Singapore and part of the global Budget Insurance Group, Auto & General Southeast Asia is a new insurance business that will make it easier for people to purchase quality cover at lower prices. The company is adopting an innovative, agile and technology-led approach to changing how consumers buy and purchase their general insurances. Working within a highly-regulated environment, Auto & General Southeast Asia uses new technologies to improve its customer experience and simplify business processes, to pass on further savings.

For more information: https://www.budgetdirect.com.sg.

About Sapiens 

Sapiens International Corporation (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS) is a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a growing presence in the financial services sector. Sapiens offers core, end-to-end solutions to the global general insurance, property and casualty, life, pension and annuities, reinsurance and retirement markets, as well as business decision management software. The company has a track record of over 30 years in delivering superior software solutions to more than 400 financial services organizations. The Sapiens team of over 2,500 professionals operates through our fully-owned subsidiaries in North America, the United Kingdom, EMEA and Asia Pacific.

For more information: http://www.sapiens.com.

Investor and Media Contact:
Yaffa Cohen-Ifrah
Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Corporate Communications
Sapiens International
Mobile: +1-201-250-9414
Phone: +972-3-790-2026
Email: Yaffa.cohen-ifrah@sapiens.com

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Propertyfinder Group Invests in Turkish Property Portal Zingat

  • Dubaibased Propertyfinder Group, the leading real estate portal in MENA, with seven countries under its brand, invests in Zingat 
  • Michael Lahyani, Founder and CEO of Propertyfinder Group, joins Zingat’s Board of Directors

Propertyfinder Group, the leading property portal in the MENA region for more than a decade, bought 16.95 per cent of Zingat, the fastest growing property and information marketing platform in Turkey.

Key leadership in the deal provided comment.

Zingat has become a key part of Propertyfinder Group‘s network, says Michael Lahyani, Founder and CEO of PFG joins Zingat’s Board of Directors.

Zingat’s Founder and CEO Ahmet Kayhan says, “At Zingat our goal is getting consumers together with the right property professionals using the power of data and information. We established Zingat at the end of 2015 and officially launched our platform in January 2016. Since then, Zingat has become one of the fastest growing property portals in the world by attracting over 6 million monthly visitors and more than 18,000 real estate agents.”

He adds, “Michael and his team, with the help of an impressive list of shareholders, built Propertyfinder Group to be the biggest and strongest real estate portal network in the MENA region. Now, proudly, Zingat has become a key part of that network.”

We believe in Turkey and Turkey’s stability.

“We have been closely following Doğuş Group Chairman Mr. Ferit F. Sahenk’s vision and ventures into new sectors. We believe this new partnership will prove to be very successful,” says Lahyani, Propertyfinder Group’s founder. “We already knew founders Mehmet Erkek and Ahmet Kayhan from their former start-up, REIDIN in Dubai. We are happy to become a shareholder of Zingat. We will work together to make Zingat the most prominent property portal in Turkey by sharing our experience and resources. We firmly believe in Turkey and Turkey’s stability.”

“Propertyfinder Group’s investment into Zingat proves that we are on the right track.

Husnu Akhan, the CEO of Doğuş Group, commented on PFG’s investment: “Although Zingat is relatively new to the market, Propertyfinder Group’s investment into Zingat proves that this venture is on the right track. Furthermore, our platform is the first among the Turkish property portals to attract major foreign investment. We have been putting much emphasis on real estate investments; Propertyfinder Group’s experience and extensive MENA network will strengthen Zingat and become the most significant platform for property investors.”

“Property professionals will have the opportunity to introduce their inventory in multiple markets.

Zingat’s Chairman and Advisor to Doğuş Group’s Chairman Izi Adato evaluated the investment: “PFG’s investment in Zingat is an outstanding opportunity for promoting Turkish property market to Middle Eastern investors. Property professionals will have the opportunity to introduce their inventory in multiple markets including UAE, QatarBahrain, Saudi, LebanonEgypt, and Morocco where PFG has on the ground operations and a large audience of investors.”

About Propertyfinder Group

Propertyfinder Group is the top property portal in MENA, with real estate platforms in seven markets and 175 employees. Since 2007, Propertyfinder has been helping consumers find properties that fit their needs by working with brokers to list properties on one convenient site. With the largest databases of real-time property listings in the UAE, QatarBahrain, and Lebanon, Propertyfinder Group provides market insights on consumer preferences and real estate trends to empower informed decisions.

In the UAE, propertyfinder.ae is the nation’s leading real estate and rental marketplace. It attracted over 12 million visits to the portal in 2016 and has unrivalled market share in the UAE.

About Zingat

Zingat is a property information and marketing platform launched in 2015 with the cooperation of REIDIN and Doğuş Group. The platform brings together real estate professionals and individuals together using the power of data and information. Zingat’s mission is to create a comprehensive reference point for all individuals investing in the real estate sector, selling or renting a house, and for institutions that are professionally interested in the real estate sector in Turkeyhttp://www.zingat.com

For media enquiries, please contact:
Anna Lucas Southgate
Anna@propertyfinder.ae
+971-055-115-9971

 

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MIFF 2018: Design Connects People – FDC in Action

FDC in Action Designers Committee, a group of young designersshare their experience gained from a learning trip to four cities in the Southern part of China, namely Shenzhen, Foshan, Shunde and Guangzhou, at “Design Connects People – FDC in Action” Seminar hosted by the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) at Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur today.

Over 100 participants consist of furniture industry players, young working professionals, lecturers and students from design institutions attended to get insights about furniture and design trends.

The seminaraims to set a clearer direction for Malaysian furniture industry about design and presentation, is a knowledge sharing session that covers the latest living design trends and different views about the furniture industry from what have been experienced in China. It gives the industry a better insight on product design and product presentation.

In line with the development of MIFF 2018 new concept “Design Connects People”, MIFF is taking a bold step ahead of its prestigious competition, MIFF Furniture Design Competition (MIFF FDC) to groom the design talents discovered in MIFF FDC through a programme called ‘FDC in Action’.

FDC in Action is a collaborative project by FDC Designers and MIFF Exhibitors. FDC Designers is a group of seven young designers consist of previous MIFF FDC winners and finalists that is going to work with the manufacturer to present the highest standard product design and product presentation under the lead of Philip Yap, a Malaysian designer practising in China.

“Over the past eight years, we have seen the emergence of many young designers from MIFF FDC. We believe the time is now right to take this up to the next level,” Karen Goi, MIFF General Manager mentioned in her welcoming remark.

Learning trip in China is part of the FDC in Action programme to open a whole new perspective about furniture and design among the designers committee. The learning programme includes exploring the largest sourcing centre for furniture, for furnishings and accessories, for lightings; furniture factory visit and also networking with the local designers in China.

“MIFF is taking the opportunity to continue our work with young designers, to open fresh opportunities for young talent to work with the Malaysian furniture industry. FDC in Action goes beyond just product design, it will take young designers through strategic planning, product positioning, styling, technical engineering and right down to marketing and promotions,” said Karen Goi.

MIFF is proud to have its official contractor, Innogen Sdn Bhd, on board as a Platinum Sponsor to support the FDC in Action programme.

“As MIFF‘s official contractor for over 20 years, we support MIFF efforts in delivering a better show experience in 2018 with a new concept Design Connects People. Being part of the FDC in Action programme, we hope to work closely with the organiser and the designers to enhance the overall presentation of MIFF in booth and designs next year,” said Richard Wong, Managing Director of Innogen Sdn Bhd.

In addition, MIFF still continue its quest to search for the country’s best aspiring young designer in the 9th edition of the competition — MIFF FDC 2018. Targeted at talent aged 30 and below, FDC offers total winnings of cash prizes of RM10,000 and the significant opportunity for 20 finalist to showcase their design artworks on a global platform at the 24th edition of MIFF from March 8 to 11, 2018 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) .

Entries for MIFF FDC 2018 must be submitted by October 30 (Monday) 2017. For more information and to download the competition guidelines and registration form, visit www.mifffdc.com

Visit www.miff.com.my to follow updates on MIFF 2018.

Notes to Editors

About MIFF

Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) is an export-oriented furniture trade show held annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is also a global leading trade show approved by UFI, The Global Association for Exhibition Industry. Since 1995, MIFF has nurtured invaluable partnerships between thousands of buyers and furniture makers across the globe.

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CONTACT: Ms Kelie Lim, Tel: +603-2176 8788, Fax: +603-2164-8786, Email: Kelie.Lim@ubm.com

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DHL eCommerce Gets Logistics Technology Platform – FarEye on Board

FarEye, a Logistics Management Solution became a partner of choice for DHL eCommerce to enhance its customer experience, optimize its resources and deliver its brand promise ‘real-time’. DHL eCommerce is a division of the world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenue of more than 57 billion euros in 2016. DHL eCommerce provides international, standard parcel delivery for business customers. It supports business processes with mature e-commerce shipping solutions and technology platforms that help enable various online businesses.

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DHL eCommerce continuously invests in technology to improve processes and have better communication across all parties. FarEye’s platform became an apt fit as it seamlessly integrated with the organization’s existing systems and made the IT infrastructure flexible and agile. Being a SaaS platform, FarEye gave DHL eCommerce the flexibility to scale-up and down depending on the demand levels, which gave them an edge to adapt quickly to any work environment.

DHL eCommerce measured vendors not only on the basis of the features they offered but evaluated them holistically from a ‘process proposed’ perspective.

Charles Brewer, CEO, DHL eCommerce expressed, “With eCommerce growing at such a rapid pace we see a fantastic opportunity for high quality solutions that will offer a great customer experience and more choice, convenience and control for online shoppers. FarEye’s platform is scalable, future-oriented and flexible. With FarEye we can deliver ‘delight’ by having complete visibility of the logistics movement and keeping customers informed at every step, ‘real-time’.”

Kushal Nahata, Co-founder & CEO FarEye said, “FarEye is an indispensable support system for brands whose focus is enhanced customer experience and complete visibility of their logistics. Our association with DHL e-commerce has been extremely gratifying as we were competing against giants. FarEye is an enterprise grade technology platform and this win is a testimony to our platform’s capability and defined processes. We shall continue to strive towards excellence and keep our customers at the center of all our activities.”

FarEye has proved to be a partner of choice for DHL eCommerce by optimizing their resources, enhancing their customers’ experience with real-time alerts & smart analytics and making parcel shops more efficient with complete visibility.

FarEye is a data-driven technology platform executing approximately 1 million transactions per day, increasing the first-time attempts by 25%, reducing the fuel expenses by 28% and increasing the customer visits by 66%.

Media Contact:
Komal Puri
FarEye
komal.puri@getfareye.com
+91-11-47473381

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58 Suyun and GOGOVAN to Establish Asia’s Largest Intra-city Logistics and Freight Online Platform

58 Home, China’s largest online marketplace serving local merchants and consumers, today announced that its freight business unit, 58 Suyun, entered into a merger with GOGOVAN, the leading intra-city logistics and freight online platform in Southeast Asia. The merger will create Asia’s largest online platform in the intra-city logistics and freight business. After the merger, the combined company will continue to be branded as 58 Suyun in China and GOGOVAN outside of China. 58 Home will hold the majority stake of the combined company. China Renaissance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to both 58 Home and GOGOVAN in the transaction.

Xiaohua Chen, the Founder and CEO of 58 Home, will serve as Chairman of the combined company. Steven Lam, the Founder and CEO of GOGOVAN, will serve as the CEO of the combined company. The combined company will be the only online platform in Asia that be able to provide full on-demand logistics and freight services to both corporate and individual customers. The combined company will also serve as the market leader in multiple geographic markets including mainland ChinaHong KongTaiwanSingaporeSouth Korea and India.

58 Home launched 58 Suyun in September 2014 to focus on intra-city logistics and freight business. 58 Suyun has developed a close-loop of O2O services that enables order placement based on a customer’s location, distributing orders to truck drivers, driver pick-up within 10 minutes, actual delivery, online payment and review by customers. Currently, 58 Suyun’s business has covered more than 100 cities in mainland China with over one million registered drivers, representing its dominating market position in the industry.

Founded in July 2013, GOGOVAN is a well-known Hong Kong headquartered start-up. The company expanded its operations to Taiwan and Singapore in 2014 and entered into mainland China and South Korea in 2015. To date, GOGOVAN has become Asia’s leading online logistics and freight platform with more than 180,000 registered drivers in 14 cities across six Asian countries or districts and nearly 30 million orders cumulatively. It also owns a large number of enterprise clients.

Xiaohua Chen, CEO of 58 Home, commented, “We are very impressed by GOGOVAN’s great achievements and impacts as a start-up in the Southeast Asian market, as well as the management team’s entrepreneurial spirit and their ability to innovate and execute. The combined company will have the ability to expand in both mainland China and Southeast Asia as well as provide more tailored and well-rounded services to customers. The merger also lays the foundation for the combined company to become the global leader in intra-city freight services.”

Steven Lam, founder and CEO of GOGOVAN, said, “We are delighted to form our strategic partnership with 58 Suyun. I’m grateful for the trust and support from Mr. Chen Xiaohua and 58 Home, and I look forward to leading the combined company to new growth and development. The combined company will leverage 58 Suyun’s existing premium brand, large users base and online traffic for a quick expansion to 300 cities in mainland China. Meanwhile, by leveraging GOGOVAN’s logistics expertise and business development experience in Southeast Asia, the combined company will further accelerate its growth in other Asia markets. Last but not the least, we aim to continue offering high-quality, efficient and reliable logistics services for enterprise  clients.”

Jeremy Choy, Managing Director and Head of M&A at China Renaissance, added, “The merger marks the largest M&A transaction between a mainland China start-up and a Hong Kong start-up. It also changes the landscape of the trillion-dollar intra-city logistics market by creating the Asian market leader. We are thankful to both 58 Home and GOGOVAN’s trust in us and excited to be able to provide our advice that are in the best interest of the companies and shareholders for both sides. We are also delighted to help facilitate the industry development and upgrade by participating in this merger.”

SOURCE 58 Suyun

CONTACT: Tian Ning, 0311-8074235, tianning@meijiexia.com

Starbreeze Completes Dhruva Interactive Acquisition

Starbreeze AB has agreed with the owners of Indian art production company Dhruva Interactive to complete the acquisition of 90.5% of the shares in Dhruva Interactive for 8.5 MUSD.

The acquisition was announced 16 December 2016 with terms stipulating a purchase price consisting of 7.0 MUSD in cash and 1.5 MUSD in newly issued Starbreeze B-shares. Due to the complex regulatory environment in India, the transaction has taken more time than expected to complete. To facilitate regulatory technical limitations, the transaction was restructured to ensure that the effective purchase price remains the same. While the total purchase price of 8.5 MSUD will be in cash, a part of the seller group will acquire newly issued Starbreeze B shares of 1.5 MUSD (in compliance with the Indian regulations). The new shares will be issued by the board utilizing its authorization from the AGM, at market value (10 days trading average). The new share issue will represent approximately 0.4% of the capital and 0.1% of the votes, both on a fully diluted basis.

The deal also contains an earn-out agreement of maximum 0.5 MUSD over the next five years, compared to previously communicated 0.8 MUSD over the next four years.

Dhruva Interactive’s ongoing outsourcing business will have a limited but positive impact on Starbreeze revenue and profit from day one. In the financial year ending March 2017 Dhruva Interactive’s revenues amounted to 6.1 MUSD, a year on year growth of 32.6%.

Dhruva Interactive is a highly reputed and best-of-breed art production house, with whom Starbreeze has a long-standing relationship. Founded in 1997, Dhruva is India’s leading game developer with over 320 employees, providing art production services to the global games industry. Dhruva has three state-of-the-art studios in India.

The original announcement regarding the acquisition can be found here: https://www.starbreeze.com/2016/12/starbreeze-acquires-indian-art-production-company-dhruva-interactive-for-8-5-musd/

For more information, please contact:

Ann Charlotte Svensson
Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Starbreeze AB
Tel: +46(0)8-209-208
E-mail: ir@starbreeze.com

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TJSB Sahakari Bank Opens its Third Branch in Bengaluru; it’s Sixth in the State of Karnataka

TJSB Sahakari Bank opened its third branch in the city of Bengaluru with a total of 6 branches in the state of Karnataka and strengthening its network to 130 branches across the four States of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Gujarat.

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Inaugurating the branch, Mr. Nandagopal Menon, Chairman, TJSB Sahakari Bank said, “We are delighted to announce the opening of TJSB Bank’s third branch in the city of Bengaluru taking our network to 6 branches in the State of Karnataka. Apart from offering traditional banking products, the bank has always been in the forefront in enabling a host of digital banking channels to increase the facilities and services for its customers, which encompass Internet banking, SMS banking, mobile banking, missed call banking, Unified Payment Interface (UPI), Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS), USSD(*99#), etc.

The bank is expected to reach a total number of 138 branches by the end of the financial year 2017-2018, with its strong capital base being the premise of its network expansion. The bank has also obtained permission to expand its operations in the state of Madhya Pradesh and is soon set to open its first branch in the city of Indore.”

The MD and CEO of the bank, Mr. Sunil Sathe added, “With a firm focus on cost rationalization, substantial improvement in operational efficiency, stress on our core competency, generation of new and stable revenue streams, and efficient capital deployment, the bank was successful in achieving the milestone of INR 100 crores net profit for the third consecutive year.” He also mentioned that along with the Unified Payment Interface (UPI), TJSB has also concentrated on Bharat Bill Payment Services and BHIM application, thus empowering its customers with these most modern banking technologies.

The Indiranagar, Bengaluru branch address as given below

TJSB Sahakari Bank Ltd.
131, Srikrupa,
10th Cross,
CMH Road,
1st Stage, Indiranagar,
Bengaluru – 560038

About TJSB Sahakari Bank Ltd.

In the financial year 2016-17, TJSB Bank earned a net profit of INR 102 crores, successfully achieving this milestone for the third consecutive year, with the business mix of TJSB witnessing a growth of 11.42% in the F.Y 16-17 in spite of economic conditions, demonetization and global events having an adverse effect on loans and advances.

Based on trust and quality services, TJSB Bank, established in the year 1972, has been gaining solid ground over the past 46 years. From its humble beginnings in Thane, we are now a leading multi-state bank with a network of 129 branches spread across the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa and Gujarat; powered by our customer-centric approach, strong moral values and desire for quality. Always committed to providing our customers with the ultimate wealth of services, we’ve ventured beyond banking into FOREX, life insurance, mutual funds and depositories.

The bank has been guided on its path of success by a very highly educated Board of Directors headed by the Chairman Mr. C. Nandagopal Menon with Mr. Sunil Sathe the MD and CEO of the bank at the helm of the operations.

For more information, please visit: http://www.tjsbbank.co.in

Media Contact:
Rekha Arya
rekha.arya@tjsb.co.in
+91-8291819172
TJSB Sahakari Bank Ltd.

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Youth Square x Vocal Asia Vocal Asia Festival 2017 — Featuring more than 300 A Cappella gurus and lovers, Curated a 4-day Music Fiesta

Co-organized by Youth Square and Vocal Asia, Vocal Asia Festival 2017 was debuted in Hong Kong on 16-19 August. The 4-day music fiesta was the biggest A Cappella Festival in Asia. As one of the Youth Square’s “Garden of the Artisans” highlight events, VAF brought A Cappella gurus and professionals from mainland China, The U.S.A., The U.K., TaiwanJapan, Korea, SingaporeSweden and Slovenia. The world-class Jazz A Cappella group, New York Voices, was invited to be our Master Class instructor and the Gala Concert performer after its 10-year departure of Asia.

Vocal Asia Festival 2017 Opening Ceremony cum Press Conference was successfully held in Youth Square on 16 August in the afternoon. “Asian Cup A Cappella Competition” was held in Y Theatre, Youth Square right after the Opening Ceremony. 10 shortlisted teams from mainland ChinaHong KongTaiwan, Korea, Singapore and Japan presented on the stage to elevate their performances and to learn from each other. The competition invited LARK from the USA, the champion of VoiceJam Festival 2017, to perform on stage as the special guest. The champion of the competition went to Narin from Korea. Apart from cash prize and certificate, they got a valuable chance to perform with the world-class Jazz A Cappella group, New York Voices at Gala Concert on 19 August. Moreover, they became the Asian representative for VoiceJam Festival 2018 in the U.S.

The theme of Vocal Asia Festival, “Multidisciplinary Crossover”, was best accentuated by the unique fusion of Eastern and Western arts and cultures in Hong Kong. In addition to Master Class and Asian Cup A Cappella Competition, Yat Po Singers, a local A Cappella Group, presented the “Hong Kong Twist Concert” with other Aca-singers on 17 August. The performance was a multidisciplinary creation that combining A Cappella, theater and other art forms.

This year, the VAF invited renowned master groups and performers from Hong Kong and around the world to hold a series of Master Class at Youth Square on 17-19 August. A Cappella gurus included:

  • New York Voices, Grammy awarded world-class jazz A Cappella group;
  • Tobias Hug who is an ex-member of Swingle Singers and founder of Beatvox;
  • Peder Karlsson, the co-founder of Swedish A Cappella group, The Real Group;
  • Eric Monson, the founder of Metro Vocal Group;
  • Kaichiro Kitamura, world famous Japanese vocal percussion master;
  • Sung-Mo Han, Korean A Cappella educator;
  • Roy Chu, the Father of A Cappella in Taiwan, the founder and conveyor of Taiwan Choral Music Center (TCMC).

Representatives from Hong Kong included:

  • Patrick Chiu, choral artist and the Co-Artistic Director of Yat Po Singers;
  • Yuri Ng, a talented choreographer and the Co-Artistic Director of Yat Po Singers;
  • Jo Jo Pang, the founder and Artistic Director of Hong Kong A Cappella Academy;
  • Joseph Ho, member of A Cappella groups, Set Tone Men and Zense.

The VAF Concert was successfully held on 18 August, and invited outstanding Asian A Cappella groups from mainland ChinaHong KongTaiwan, Korea, Singapore and Japan to rock the stage with their very own styles which represented the rich culture of Asia.

Another highlight event for VAF this year was the Aca Day and A Cappella On-The-Go which 20 performance groups sang around Hong Kong on the 19 August afternoon. Aca-singers from around the world performed at different locations, including Y Platform at Youth Square, Living Art Stage in MTR Hong Kong Station and First ferry (Central to Cheung Chau), and Cheung Chau (Piazza at Tung Wan Road), and interacting with people in the community with the joy of singing. In the evening, the Korean Champion Team of 2017 Asian Cup A Cappella Competition 2017 “Narin” kicked off the Gala Concert, followed by the world-renowned Jazz A Cappella group – New York Voices, which took the audience to a trip combining classic A Cappella and Jazz Trio. New York Voices improvised with Tobias Hug, tutor from The U.K., and Kaichiro Kitamura, world famous Japanese vocal percussion master which marked the grand finale for the VAF 2017.

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New World Facilities Management Company Limited

New World Facilities Management Company Limited is a non-profit making company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of New World Group (HK Stock Code: 00017). Embracing the mission of youth development and supporting youth to contribute to society, we strive to develop Youth Square as the platform for youth to exchange knowledge and experience and to develop and discover their potential.

Youth Square

The Youth Square, which came into full operation in 2010, is a youth development project of the Home Affairs Bureau of the HKSAR Government, with an aim to be the hub of diversified youth development activities for youth to develop their potential. Youth Square facilities include the 643-seat Y Theatre, Y Studio, multi-function areas and the Y Loft which has 148 guest rooms. Youth Square has been conducting nearly 100 themed events under “Music & Dance”, “Arts & Culture” and “Community Engagement”. Youth Square has been holding over 7,500 youth events and served for more than 1.6 million participants since 2010. In addition, with participants came from more than 60 countries or regions, Y Loft has been providing accommodations for more than 70,000 youths who participated in various exchange programmes in Hong Kong. Youth Square is located in Chai Wan and is managed and operated by New World Facilities Management Company Limited on a non-profit making basis.

6G model is Youth Square’s guiding principle. 6G refers to Groom, Grow, Glow, Green, Global Vision and Give Back.

For more details on Youth Square, please go to www.youthsquare.hk.

Vocal Asia

Vocal Asia is the first multi-national platform and international organization dedicated to A Cappella music. Vocal Asia integrates regional A Cappella groups, singers and song-writers along with A Cappella performances, information and knowledge. Vocal Asia also expects to expand further onto A Cappella promotion, education, market development and even charity events.

For details, please visit http://www.vocalasia.com

Vocal Asia Festival

Vocal Asia Festival (VAF) is one of the biggest international events in Asia dedicated to contemporary A Cappella music, including a forum, workshops, master classes, and concerts. As a “moving festival” between different cities in Asia, VAF was held in Taipei (Taiwan), Shenzhen (mainland China), Taoyuan (Taiwan), Gwangju (Korea), Shanghai (mainland China), Taitung (Taiwan) and Hong Kong from 2011 to 2017.

For details, please visit https://vaf.vocalasia.com

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SOURCE Youth Square

CONTACT: External Affairs, Youth Square, Tel: 3721-8812, Email: externalaffairs@youthsquare.hk

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Exciting Korean Startups to Be Unveiled at IFA NEXT

The K-ICT Born2Global Centre, a major Korean government agency, announced that some of its member companies will be participating in IFA 2017, the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, scheduled to take place in Berlin from September 1 to 6, 2017.

The participating companies will include Innomdle Lab (http://www.mysgnl.com/), Bagel Labs (http://www.bagel-labs.com/) and MINDs Lab (http://mindslab.ai/), of which Innomdle Lab and Bagel Labs will be going at the invitation of the IFA organizer. The exhibitions for IFA NEXT will be set up in Hall 26a, with the booth of Innomdle Lab in space No. 209, the booth of Bagel Labs in No. 130, and the booth of MINDs Lab in No.104b.

Introduced by the IFA just this year, IFA NEXT is a new space for startups, R&D institutes, and global innovation leaders.

Innomdle Lab is the first spin-off of C-Lab, a startup business program of Samsung Electronics. Innomdle Lab’s Sgnl is a new type of smart strap that allows users to talk on the phone simply by placing a fingertip to their ears. Sgnl can be used not only with smartwatches (including the Samsung Gear and Apple Watch) but with any regular watches as well. As Sgnl transmits sound using the human body as a medium, users can take calls without worrying about people nearby overhearing their conversations. Users simply place a fingertip to their ears to listen to the person speaking on the other end and speak into a microphone embedded in the smartwatch strap. Connected to the user’s smartphone via Bluetooth, the device activates automatically upon receiving or making a call, requiring complicated settings. The mobile application that comes with it allows users to set call reminders and track their steps using the built-in pedometer.

After being selected as one of the top 10 wearables at CES 2016, Sgnl successfully raised USD 2.1 million in funding through the Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunding platforms.

At IFA 2017, Innomdle Lab will introduce Sgnl S, a model designed for price-conscious customers, along with a more premium product which enables users to take phone calls through their fingertips. The product can now be pre-ordered on the Indiegogo website (https://igg.me/at/sgnl).

Related link: www.born2global.com

Contact:
Jina Lee
jlee@born2global.com

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SOURCE K-ICT Born2Global Centre

CONTACT: Jina Lee, +82-10-9208-7773

Go Digital With Newgen at Urban Cooperative Banks & Credit Societies Summit in Kodaikanal

Newgen Software Technologies Limited, a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Customer Communication Management (CCM) and Case Management solutions, will be participating in the seminar on ‘Digital Banking & Challenges before Urban Cooperative Banks & Credit Societies’ being held in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, on August 27th and August 28th, 2017.

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Newgen experts shared their insights on the topic ‘Technology is the key enabler to help cooperative banks stay ahead’ on day 1. Visit Newgen at #Booth 7 to reinvent their workplace by connecting system processes, people and things in innovative ways to create an engaging and responsive enterprise.

The financial industry is challenging and is very dynamic in nature. Newgen banking solutions built on BPM framework helps banks to create a blueprint of their action plan that transforms their banks to become more customer-centric.

Speaking on the occasion, MD and CEO, Diwakar Nigam, Newgen Software said, “We continuously strive to drive innovation across all our products. We aim to facilitate organizations to drive enterprise-wide digital transformation with our proven platforms. With our solutions leveraging BPM capabilities, we enable businesses to accelerate their revenue growth, enhance customer experience and engagement, improve business agility and ensure continuous process improvement.”

Newgen has been providing software solutions to the banking and financial industry and helping them to make the business processes faster in responding to any change and empowering the employees with anytime-anywhere access to resources for better service delivery.

The summit, focussed on Urban Cooperative Banks and Credit Societies will spill the beans on how to implement the improvements in the banking sector and present the crucial role of Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs). The proposed summit will discuss and innovate the new solution to accelerate the growth of the UCBs and society under the digital economy.

About Newgen Software Technologies Limited

Newgen Software Technologies Limited is a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Content management (ECM), Customer Communication Management (CCM) and Case Management solutions with a global footprint of 1,300+ installations in over 61 countries. Newgen is accredited with large, mission-critical solutions deployed at the world’s leading banks, insurance firms, BPOs, healthcare organizations, government, telecom companies and shared service centres.

For more details, please visit: http://www.newgensoft.com

Media Contact:
Asif Khan
Corporate Marketing
Newgen Software Technologies Limited
asif.khan@newgensoft.com
+91(011)4077-3700

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XCMG’s Largest Loader Completes 20,000-hour Fault-free Operation In the Arctic Circle

Two massive pieces of construction equipment from XCMG, the world’s leading manufacturing company, the LW1200K, the largest-tonnage loader in China, and two DL900A big wheel-type bulldozers, have successfully completed more than 20,000 hours of fault-free operations in the extreme weather and terrain conditions at Russia’s biggest surface mine within the Arctic Circle.

Management at the mine has spoken highly of XCMG’s loaders, which suffered few malfunctions while saving the company 15 percent in fuel costs.

Wang Min, chairman of XCMG, explained that the harsh conditions in Siberia call for much stricter requirements for products to be resistant to cold and wear.

“In spite of the extreme conditions at this remote mine, XCMG’s loaders and bulldozers exceeded our client’s expectations in all respects, including quality, efficiency, and ease of maintenance. Praised for its solid construction, power, reliability and energy efficiency, the LW1200K loader is trusted to deliver optimal performance in extreme cold weather.”

The operator of the LW1200K in Siberia noted the very spacious driving cabin, wide view and tight seal that guarantees low noise.

“The machine has served more than 20,000 hours and I’m very impressed by its performance. The 6.5m³ [229 cubic-foot] heavy bucket allowed for faster and easier peeling while also offering enhanced abrasive resistance; and I’m especially satisfied by the long wheelbase, heavy loading design that was customized for our operations in the Arctic Circle.”

“The developers of this mine are always on the lookout for alternatives to increase efficiency and lower costs, making XCMG an ideal partner for them as we offer individually-designed solution sets for construction projects. The result of this collaboration was success for the client and effuse comments for XCMG from the mine’s equipment procurement manager, who praised our intelligent technology, world class design and the loaders’ flawless execution,” Wang said.

Wang further explained that as the “Belt and Road” Initiative progresses, construction machinery brands like XCMG are competing in the large tonnage field, and XCMG’s loaders continue to win more and more market share.

About XCMG

XCMG is a multinational heavy machinery manufacturing company with a history of 74 years. It currently ranks ninth in the world’s construction machinery industry. The company exports to more than 177 countries and regions around the world.

For more information, please visit: www.xcmg.com, or XCMG pages on FacebookTwitterYouTubeLinkedIn and Instagram.

 

SOURCE XCMG

CONTACT: Han Zhang, +86-516-87739408, xcmg_media@163.com

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FENICS Market Data Partners with China Credit BGC Money Broking Company Ltd. to Offer Clients China Market Data

FENICS Market Data, the Market Data division of BGC Partners (NASDAQ: BGCP) (“BGC Partners”, “BGC”, or “the Company”), and China Credit BGC Money Broking Company Limited (“CCT-BGC”) have agreed to a distribution partnership, whereby FENICS Market Data will exclusively provide CCT-BGC’s Chinese market data products to global clients.

Through this agreement, FENICS Market Data is becoming the sole international commercial agent for CCT-BGC’s market leading onshore Chinese data, covering the Fixed Income, Interest Rate and Foreign Exchange markets.

CCT-BGC, established by China Credit Trust Co., Ltd. (CCT) and BGC, is the first money-broking company granted by the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) in Beijing. It operates as an inter-dealer broking company, offering interest rate swaps, bonds, and interbank cash deposit products to Chinese and foreign banks in Beijing.

Elliott Hann, Global Head of Sales at FENICS Market Data commented: “FENICS Market Data is very pleased to add CCT-BGC data to our already extensive Asian market coverage. Our agreement with CCT-BGC will be mutually beneficial, as we expand the reach of CCT-BGC’s data worldwide, while also building out the data content of BGC’s portfolio.”  CCT-BGC data will be offered directly via FENICS Market Data and its channel partners around the globe.

Yong Wang, Head of CCT-BGC Data Marketing, said, “We are excited to partner with FENICS Market Data to offer in-depth coverage of the Chinese markets, thanks to FENICS Market Data’s global reach and data expertise. As our business grows in China, we are looking forward to providing our data globally via FENICS Market Data’s extensive coverage.”

About FENICS Market Data
FENICS Market Data is one of the world’s leading specialist providers of real-time, tradable, indicative, end-of-day and historical OTC market data. Data is sourced directly from global broking operations including electronic broking, global pricing systems and analytics to provide clients with specialized, independent and verifiable OTC pricing services.

About China Credit Trust Co., Ltd.
CCT-BGC, established by CCT and BGC, is the first money broking company created by CBRC in Beijing. Thanks to the expertise and deep financial industry background demonstrated by  both firms, CCT-BGC is dedicated to providing professional, efficient and comprehensive brokerage services in the FX market, money market, bonds market and derivatives market for all Chinese and non-Chinese customers.

About BGC Partners, Inc.
BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets. BGC owns GFI Group Inc., a leading intermediary and provider of trading technologies and support services to the global OTC and listed markets. The Company’s Financial Services offerings include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, and structured products. BGC provides a wide range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, trade compression, post trade, information, and other services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions. Through brands including FENICS, BGC Trader, Capitalab, and BGC Market Data, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to numerous financial instruments and markets.

Real Estate Services are offered through brands including Newmark Grubb Knight FrankNewmark Cornish and Carey, ARA, Computerized Facility Integration, Landauer Valuation and Advisory, and Excess Space. Under these names, the Company provides a wide range of commercial real estate services, including leasing and corporate advisory, investment sales and financial services, consulting, project and development management, and property and facilities management.

BGC’s customers include many of the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, property owners, real estate developers, and investment firms. BGC’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol (NASDAQ: BGCP). BGC also has an outstanding bond issuance of Senior Notes due June 15, 2042, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE: BGCA). BGC Partners is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit http://www.bgcpartners.com. You can also follow the Company at https://twitter.com/bgcpartnersand/or https://www.linkedin.com/company/bgc-partners.

BGC, BGC Trader, GFI, FENICS, FENICS.COM, Capitalab, Swaptioniser, Newmark, Grubb and Ellis, ARA, Computerized Facility Integration, Landauer, Landauer Valuation and Advisory, and Excess Space, Excess Space Retail Services, Inc., and Grubb are trademarks/service marks, and/or registered trademarks/service marks and/or service marks of BGC Partners, Inc. and/or its affiliates. Knight Frank is a service mark of Knight Frank (Nominees) Limited.

Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements about BGC Partners
Statements in this document regarding BGC that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties. Except as required by law, BGC undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see BGC’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the most recent Form 10-K and any updates to such risk factors contained in subsequent Forms 10-Q or Forms 8-K.

SOURCE BGC Partners, Inc.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Sarah Lukashok, sarah.lukashok@bgcpartners.com, 212-829-1767; Investor Relations Contact: Jason McGruder, jmcgruder@bgcpartners.com, 212-829-4988

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“Today the World’s Financial Industry Will Change,” DPPM Holdings and TECH MONIA Have Announced

DPPM Holdings and TECH MONIA have announced today that they have developed a technology of Financial Telecommunication that allows INSTANT payment (Online or in-store) and transfer of money in any currency domestically and internationally with the fee of 0.30 USD with just a simple fingerprint no matter where your bank account is or which country you live in, or what kind of card you have.

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The Technology of Payment and Transfer is possible with another technology by TECHMONIA called THE KEY .

The Founder and CEO, Alireza Dehghan has said, “This technology is like being the World’s bank, you are able to transfer funds instantly from your banks or cards anywhere in the world to anybody else and that person will be able to instantly spend it or transfer it worldwide with the fee of 30 cents in the most securest way possible just at the tip of their finger. And we don’t even keep your money.”

DPPM will also work with banks and governments.

Mr. Dehghan has also projected, “This technology will put domestic and International interbank financial telecommunications like Swift and also virtual currencies like Bitcoin and other blockchains in general out of order. We are also offering intergovernmental, interbank and intercorporate solutions with the same instant transactions.”

The KEY: The KEY is a set of keys chained back to back in between the lines of your fingerprint which creates a very unique KEY that is used as an identifier of information, signature for payment and as the identifier as a single bank account for the whole world, in DPPM payment, and transfer technology of instant transfer.

Transfer Technology: the transfer is done instantly either domestically or internationally, after authentication the money gets processed from the accounts or cards that you have connected to your key, and Your KEY will send a notification to DPPM (your currency) and DPPM will instantly transfer the same amount to the receiver KEY. And in the case of international Transfer after DPPM in your Currency gets you’re Notification, then it will send another Notification to DPPM in the receiver currency, and DPPM in the receiver currency will send it to the receiver KEY.

NO FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEE: Whenever you buy anything in another currency your money gets processed in DPPM in your Currency.

More info press@dppmfinance.com

SOURCE DPPM Holdings and TECH MONIA

CONTACT: Alireza Dehghan – Number : +33-970731191, ceo@dppm.group

Web Werks – an Affordable Solution for Web Hosting and VPS Needs

Web Werks, the leading uptime institute certified data center provider in India and United States offer the most pocket-friendly prices for web hosting and VPS needs. In this digital era, Web Werks absolutely understands the need to be present on digital platforms. To support their customers in India and globally they offer best prices compare to other hosting providers.

“As being in this industry for 20+ years we understand the industry quite well. We know what will be the future growth and which solution fits which industry type. This is the reason of us been more affordable in the web hosting industry,” Nikhil Rathi, CEO, Web Werks.

Further, he said, “By offering Rs. 1625 a month, VPS web hosting to the budget-conscious consumer, we have captured popularity with startups, freelancers, bloggers, first-time business owners and small business. Our affordable rates give even students or senior citizens the ability to start their own blog or website and establish their first-time Internet presence.”

Web Werks hosting services excel in terms of quality and functionality of the products and services that make people count on it. What makes Web Werks so highly reliable and leading data center services provider in the market is the support from the clienteles that inspires to perform confidently and exceptionally in the field.

About Web Werks:

Established in 1996, Web Werks is an ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 20000 – 1 and Uptime Institute Certified Cloud Data Center Service Provider in India. Web Werks has been awarded with ‘the best web hosting award 2017’, ‘Retailer Of The Year For Best Cloud Data Centers And Internet Exchange’, ‘Great Indian Workplace Award (GIWA) 2017’ and many more.

Web Werks focuses on quality-driven self-managed and fully managed hosting services that include cloud solutions, dedicated servers and VPS hosting services on linux and windows operating platforms. They also deliver disaster recovery services, Innovative Rapid Cloud backup technologies, work area recovery services, CDN services, etc.

They have collaborated with more than 1000+ organizations globally that include Fortune 500 companies across various business verticals. This also includes Government sectors as well, such as Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation, Nabard, NPCI etc.

For more information, kindly visit, www.webwerks.in.

Media Contact:
Priti Shetti
Corporate Communications
Web Werks Data Center News
priti.shetti@webwerks.in
+91-8828335555

 

SOURCE Web Werks India Pvt Ltd

FSC India’s First Fully Integrated IT Enabled End-to-end Supply Chain Solutions by Future Group Ships Over 1 Million Garments Every day

Future Supply Chain Solutions Ltd. (FSC) the integrated logistics solutions company by Future Group uses latest technology that ships over 30 million garments per month, i.e. around 1 million pieces every day. Spread across 3,65,000 square feet facility FSC’s state-of-the-art flagship distribution centre in Mihan, Nagpur is enabled with machinery that increases the capacity of the DC to handle up to 1 million pieces of merchandize a day at nearly 99.99% accuracy.

The company recently launched High Speed Cross Belt Sortation technique developed by Beumer Group headquartered in Germany. This sortation technique picks the merchandize and sorts and matches them into boxes for specific stores before dispatching it to the stores with an accuracy that is far higher than any manual process and that too in a significantly lower time. The mechanism provides 3x higher throughput than the pre-existing Put-to-Light system. Cross Belt Sorter is an ideal solution that carefully directs all types of articles like apparels, toys, utensils, luggage, footwear etc. to the right destination, regardless of size, shape or surface structure.

Speaking about using the latest technology Mr. Mayur Toshniwal, Managing Director, FSC says, “We are always in search of ways and methods that can improve our business model which is why our distribution centers across the country are thoughtfully designed in a manner that reduces cost, time and increases efficiency. The center in Mihan is an example of how we would like to modernise the logistics business in India.”

FSC’s offerings cover three key areas, Contract Logistics which includes warehousing, distribution and other value-added services, Express Logistics which is point-to-point, time-definite transportation services; and Temperature-Controlled Logistics i.e. cold-chain warehousing and transportation solutions.

About Future Supply Chains

FSC is India’s first fully integrated and IT enabled end-to-end ‘INDIAN 3PL’ and supply chain service provider with capabilities in handling modern Warehousing and Distribution, Express Logistics and Cold Chain logistics.

Set up in 2007, our sole objective has been to create modern supply chain network with global best practices in infrastructure, technology and automation, systems, processes, people and knowhow; adapted and customized for India. Our GST ready logistics parks and pan India network of state-of-the-art distribution centers, integrated with modern transportation hubs and branches enable our customers to achieve high fill-rates and scale-up during peak seasons. This network is further augmented by industry leading technology and automation to provide visibility across the complete supply chain.

FSC has wide span of network with 120 branches all over India and 46 State of the Art warehouses, including 6 Logistic parks covering approximately 6 million sq.ft. area. Some of the major warehousing locations include Mihan (Nagpur), Kulana (Delhi), Bhiwandi (Maharashtra), Barasat (West Bengal), Mehsana (Gujarat), Whitefield and Nelamangala (Bangalore); and Red Hills (Chennai).

We cater to the major players in Food & Beverages, Automobile, FMCG, Lifestyle, Consumer Durables, Healthcare, General Merchandise and E-commerce with tailor-made solutions unique to each of them.

Media Contact:
Rajesh Rana
Future Supply Chain Solutions Ltd.
rajesh.rana@futuregroup.in
+91-7498274972

 

SOURCE Future Supply Chains

Sanya hosts 2017 Int’l MICE Sourcing Fair and 2nd Int’l Island MICE Forum

The 2017 Sanya International MICE Sourcing Fair and 2nd International Island (Sanya) MICE Forum kicked off on August 24th in Sanya, a tropical seaside tourist city on China’s Hainan Island. This year’s event was hosted by the Sanya government, organized by the Sanya Tourism Development Commission, and co-organized by the Sanya Tourism Association and MICE China Magazine.

More than 130 purchasers from MICE travel agencies, conference companies, PR agencies, and big companies from home and abroad were invited to attend this year’s event, and nearly 100 local MICE source and service providers from MICE companies, exhibition companies, star-rated hotels, and scenic spots in Sanya attended the fair to seek business opportunities.

Compared with last year’s event, 30 more international purchasers were invited to attend this year’s event, and well-known MICE media players including Meetings and Conventions and MICE China were included in this year’s media portfolio. The organizing committee is aiming to transform the event into the largest and most internationalized MICE event covering the most industries in the South Chinaregion.

The 2nd International Island (Sanya) MICE Forum was held at the Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort on August 24th. This year’s MICE forum featured more topics and an even more impressive line-up of speakers than last year’s event. Hosted by Zhong Bing, the publisher of MICE China magazine, five MICE professionals conducted discussions during the forum on how to help Hainan become an even more popular destination for MICE travel. They were Mr. Zheng Conghui, Deputy Director of the Sanya Tourism Development Commission; Ms. Zhang Cong, General Manager of MCI Group Shanghai Pte Ltd.; Ms. Liu Ping, Managing Director of China Star Ltd.; Zhou Honghui, Vice General Manager of CMS; and Li Liang, General Manager of The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay.

It is also worth mentioning that this year, 7 MICE experts have been hired to work as consultants for Sanya’s MICE travel industry. Those consultants will use their expertise to help create more development opportunities for Sanya’s MICE travel industry and to help expand Sanya’s MICE business.

The sourcing fair was held in Mangrove Tree Resort Haitang Bay on August 25th, attended by more than 130 purchasers from home and abroad, including over 30 international purchasers from PolandMalaysiaSingaporeJapanFranceHong Kong, and Taiwan, and 100 domestic purchasers from BeijingShanghaiGuangzhou, and Shenzhen.

As of 3:30 p.m. when the closing gong rang at the end of the sourcing fair, a total transaction amount of RMB 428.6 million had been reached between purchasers and Sanya MICE source and service providers, an increase of more than RMB 100 million over last year’s fair.

Among the transactions, 16 enterprises reached an intentional transaction amount of over RMB 8 million. The highest intentional transaction amount was RMB 65 million.

Sanya’s MICE industry enjoyed a buoyant year in 2016. Incomplete statistics showed that the city hosted 139 large-scale conferences and meetings of 1,000 attendees or above, representing a 190 percent year-on-year increase.

Sanya offers ever growing MICE capacities, first-class facilities, and resort activities. The city currently has more than 60 internationally acclaimed hotel chains spread throughout Yalong Bay, Sanya Bay, Dadonghai, and Haitang Bay, and many other brands are still coming to Sanya, providing more than 18,000 guest rooms and a total meeting area of over 90,000 square meters. Each hotel has extensive MICE facilities and resort activities, including ballrooms of various sizes for different meetings.

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SOURCE Sanya Tourism Development Commission

CONTACT: Cherry Yu, +86-138-1614-7287, Cherry1031@hotmail.com

IQLECT Launches Most Advanced Web Analytics Solution on Cloud

Today, IQLECT announced the official roll-out of its web analytics solution that delivers real-time insights about customers to digital marketers and product managers at web-based businesses. This solution is launched to serve a growing need from organizations to move beyond aggregated web traffic summaries to extremely granular visitor-specific insights in a timely fashion.

With a multitude of companies vying for limited audience, it becomes imperative for brands (like e-commerce) to optimally engage with their prospective customers to acquire and retain them. IQLECT’s solution, which also has an e-commerce specific flavor, helps achieve this by drawing up individual user-journeys and enabling delivery of highly personalized experiences to improve conversion and average-order-values.

Powered by its recently launched real-time analytics platform, this solution also packs in advanced artificial intelligence capabilities that uses both historic and real-time data to automatically carve out insights. The CEO of IQLECT, Sachin Sinha, adds, “Our solution has in-built machine learning algorithms that create high-impact outcomes for our customers. For instance, our AI components continuously segment web visitors based on their behavior or demography or predict the likelihood of purchase. These insights are immediately used to control the outcome of that particular user interaction.”

While there are many disparate solutions like GA, Omniture, Mixpanel, Localytics, etc available to customers, IQLECT’s solution brings together these capabilities with the promise of AI and real-time actionable insights. Also, starting at $39 per month makes it an extremely attractive and compelling option for even small-medium sized businesses. In the coming months, IQLECT is also adding omni-channel, customer-engagement, inventory analytics and advanced visualization capabilities to make this a comprehensive solution for any e-business.

About IQLECT

IQLECT helps companies optimize their business through real-time data insights. The company has built the converged predictive software platform to process all kinds of data in a real-time manner. IQLECT offers the platform and solutions on cloud as SaaS and to enterprise for on-premise deployments. The company was founded by Sachin Sinha in 2015 and is based out of Bangalore. IQLECT works with well-known enterprise companies like CISCO, DELL along with several SaaS customers. IQLECT has also developed one of the fastest NoSQL database, BangDB which has more than 30,000 users across the world.

To learn more about the company or product, email at info@iqlect.com, or visit http://www.iqlect.com.

Media Contact:
David Sangama
Marketing Manager
IQLECT
david@iqlect.com
+91-8105371892

SOURCE IQLECT Software Solutions Pvt Ltd

Inclusive business models are key to boosting ASEAN’s economic growth

More businesses in the ASEAN are now contributing to economic growth by providing income opportunities and relevant, affordable services and goods to low-income communities. These types of businesses, called inclusive business (IB), go beyond traditional corporate social responsibility (CSR) by integrating the poor in the core business as suppliers, distributors, consumers, and retailers. The ASEAN currently has 332 million people living in poverty and IB companies have the opportunity to tap into a majority of these people.

“Because inclusive business creates jobs with the goal of bettering our quality of life, especially for low-income communities, they help us realize the ASEAN Community Vision 2025’s goal of building a people-centered and people-oriented ASEAN,” said Philippine Trade Undersecretary and Board of Investments (BOI) Managing Head Ceferino Rodolfo.

IB companies are currently less than one percent of all registered companies outside ASEAN’s informal sector, but they are increasing fast and attracting nearly 60 percent of impact investors in Southeast Asia. These companies have made a positive social impact on millions of people for sectors like health, water, energy, and housing.

The highest impact models and scales in the ASEAN are found in the agribusiness sector. Thailand’sUrmatt Group, for example, engages over 3,000 smallholder farmers producing organic rice, chia and coconut products. The Philippines’ Kennemer Foods International (KFI) equips 10,000 cacao farmers with high-quality planting materials, training, and agri-technologies.

Most IB models in the ASEAN are implemented by medium to large-sized companies. They can emerge, however, from CSR programs and social enterprises (SE), which are businesses that need more capital to grow and deliver social impact on a smaller scale.

ThailandIndonesia, and Malaysia have strong CSR laws and requirements on the disclosure of corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance, which offer potential templates and stepping stones for IB policies. Vietnam also implements existing policies and programs for small and medium enterprises, which can be potentially tied to IB models and practices. Both Singaporeand Thailand actively support social enterprises that can later scale up as IB companies.

According to Rodolfo, increasing access to relevant information and financial resources, as well as the provision of financial incentives, are the next steps that ASEAN members can do to create an economic climate that encourages IB investments.

Media Contact

Anthony Quijano
Media Relations Manager
TeamAsia
+63 917 824 9109

SOURCE Philippine Board of Investments

CF PharmTech, Inc. Raises USD $65 Million to Accelerate the Development of Company’s Inhalation Products and Manufacturing Capacity to Global Market

CF PharmTech, Inc. (“CF PharmTech”), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and manufactures inhalation products, announced today that it has raised $65M in a Series D financing. Future Industry Investment Fund, a private equity fund managed by SDIC Fund Management Corporation Limited (“SDIC Fund Management”), led the financing along with other prestigious healthcare investment groups in China.

CF PharmTech, founded by seasoned industry experts and entrepreneurs with a successful track record in the US pharmaceutical industry, is focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of high-quality inhalation products for the global market. Since its inception, CF PharmTech has established state-of-art research and manufacturing facilities to advance its product development. This new round of investment will not only expedite the submission of its product pipeline to meet regulatory approvals in China and abroad, but also expand its CDMO service to international clients.

Mr. Hai Lu, Managing Director of SDIC Fund Management, commented: “Drug delivery via pulmonary route bears significant technical challenges and it takes extraordinary effort to bring inhalation products to the market. CF PharmTech’s high caliber team has proved their ability to attract top industry talents to develop inhalation products for the global market. We are confident that they will achieve their business mission in the near future.”

CF PharmTech, headquartered in Suzhou, China, develops metered dose inhaler, inhalation powder, nasal spray and blow-fill-seal products. It has established high-quality research and manufacturing environments to be compliant with US, EU and Chinese regulations. CF PharmTech aims to provide quality and cost-effective inhalation products for domestic market, and seeks strategic partnerships to co-develop and commercialize its products globally.

About SDIC Fund Management Corporation Limited

Established in July 2009, SDIC Fund Management Corporation Limited is an independent, professional private equity firm. It currently manages and advises more than RMB 50 billion of capital for a wide range of institutional investors including financial institutions, pension funds, and state-owned and private capital. SDIC Fund Management Corporation Limited is one of the largest, professional private equity fund managers in China. The core strategy of SDIC Fund Management is to invest in market leading companies with attractive growth prospects and outstanding management teams.

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SOURCE CF PharmTech, Inc.

CONTACT: Zhu Yuyu, +86-17712688608, zhu.yuyu@cfpharmtech.com

UNDP country exchange workshop launched in Beijing

As part of the efforts to support exchange of experience of developing countries and facilitate dialogue on development solutions from China, the United Nations Development Programme in China (UNDP) hosted a high level “Low-Carbon Development and Financing Solutions” workshop today in Beijing.

The workshop brought together representatives from over 20 different Belt and Road (BRI) countries to discuss how China’s low-carbon solutions and development financing may benefit developing countries, including providing concrete examples to countries and institutions of new innovative models for development financing.

China has become a major economic partner for other developing countries, providing not only increasing financing but also critical knowledge, skills and technology that have proven to be relevant to other developing countries’ national contexts,” highlighted Nicholas Rosellini, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative. “Given its abundant experience and technology in renewable energy and low-carbon development, China has made important commitments to supporting other countries’ low-carbon development and efforts to combat climate change effects” he added.

In the past decade, middle-income countries have been emerging as important South-South cooperation partners to China. Besides bilateral cooperation, possessing human resources and technological capacities, the private sector is able to provide important financial sources and serve as the hub for technological innovation and low carbon development. Involving the private sector in middle-income countries’ economic growth will be vital to ensuring a low-carbon development agenda remains a priority and is achievable.

To support this transition towards low-carbon economies, today’s workshop provided a platform to introduce China’s clean energy technology to BRI countries and discuss how to tailor these to specific contexts. Discussions included how to better understand different countries’ development needs and the roles different actors should play.

Participants in the workshop included government officials from China and over twenty other developing countries from Asia and Africa, including EthiopiaBangladeshMaldivesPakistanSri LankaMyanmarNigeria and Philippines and representatives from leading Chinese and international financial institutions, such as National Energy Administration,  AIIB, China Development Bank and CADFund, as well as key private sector companies.

In addition, the overseas delegations will have the opportunity to visit the world’s first panda-shaped solar power plant based in Datong, built by Panda Green Energy Group, who is partnering on the exchange. The site visit will engage key government officials from the energy sector with China’s top solar panel technology and provide a platform for further dialogue around China’s technology transfer to developing countries.

“It is the long-term vision and goal of Panda Green Energy Group to bring clean energy to the world. In the future, using our advanced technology and innovative model, we will provide Belt and Road countries with green energy solutions tailored to their national contexts. Let every corner of the world see the smile of our panda” said Alan Li, CEO of Panda Green Energy Group.

Looking forward, UNDP hopes to continue engaging a diverse range actors and facilitating south-south cooperation and knowledge-sharing to make use of innovative projects, tools, and solutions, create more sustainable economic development and deliver the low-carbon development agenda, as well as work towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in around 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. www.undp.org

Get in touch: UNDP on Weibo | Media Contacts | WeChat ID: undpchina
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SOURCE UNDP China

CONTACT: Ms. ZHANG Wei, Chief Communications Officer, UNDP China Tel: +8610 8532 0715, Email: wei.zhang@undp.org

Asian Shared Services Leveraging Digital Disruption and Automation to Leapfrog the Maturity Curve

Global and regional shared services leaders and practitioners will be gathering at the 20th Asian Shared Services and Outsourcing Week from 21-22 November 2017 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore to debate and discuss the future of Asian shared services in an increasingly automated and digital environment.

“This year, we wanted to bring global GBS and SSCs leaders based out of the USAEurope and Asia to benchmark and debate what a changing environment means for Asia. In order to remain competitive in this changing landscape, Asian SSCs can no longer adopt the tried-and-tested mantra of ‘learning quickly’ and playing catch-up, but are now showing signs of being able to deliver exceeding value – perhaps lessons that the rest of the world can also learn from”, comments Joshua Lim, Director of SSON Asia.

To ensure a well-rounded macro discussion on the state of the industry, the show will feature cross-industry GBS and SSC leaders including Paul Bartley, Director, Global Shared Services, Becton DickinsonMarcel Angst, EVP, Global Operations, Swarovski, Dheeraj Popli, Director, GBS, Asia Pacific, JLL, Jorge Gilling, CEO, Global Business Services, AIG Malaysia and Heiko Nitsche, CEO, Mercedes Benz Group Services, Philippines.

Complementing this international speaker line up over the two days are MNC and Asian-based perspectives from Coca Cola, LarfargeHolcim, Shell, ANZ, Microsoft, Siemens, Schlumberger, Vodafone, RBC, Solvay, Lenovo, British American Tobacco, ABB, Pfizer, DHL, Fonterra and more.

With the theme of accelerating up the maturity curve and delivering value in an increasingly automated environment, the Asian SSO Week not only takes a hard look at the macro state of the industry, but deep dives into the specific challenges that businesses face based on where they sit on the shared services maturity curve.

“While transitioning to GBS, robotics and intelligent automation, Centres of Excellence and data analytics are critical topics for mature shared services in Asia, we wanted to also ensure that we delivered relevant and timely content for newly emerging shared services centres and mid-maturity players. As such, we have tailor-made key takeaways for our clients and customized our content breakdown based on their needs and intelligence derived from data analytics,” adds Lim.

Data analytics has also proved a powerful tool in consolidating Asian SSO Week’s position as Asia’slargest meeting point for the shared services and outsourcing industry. Combining structured and unstructured data sources from end user practitioners, the SSON Analytics team ensures that they provide timely market intelligence to participants of the Week, providing real-time statistics for topics on SSO delivery models, location selection, regional wage arbitrages and intelligent automation vendor information and capabilities.

With digital technology and automation taking the shared services industry by storm over a year ago, concerns about the scalability and true value of intelligent automation has come to the forefront; 33% of RPA pilot projects have proven unsuccessful and have not met desired outcomes. Addressing practical lessons and concerns are leading intelligent automation stakeholders including AntWorks, Workfusion, UI Path, Vodafone, ANZ, Ericsson and Dell EMC sharing their user case studies.

Set over two days, and combined with pre-and post-conference workshop and site visits, the 20thAsian Shared Services and Outsourcing Week is set to deliver over 400 practitioners this year, with over 40 speakers.

For further information, contact Sue A. at enquiry@iqpc.com.sg or call +65 6722 9388.

Photo – https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170825/1927548-1

SOURCE Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON)

12 Global Cities Slated to Participate at Asia’s Biggest Smart City Event

Barcelona and Selangor have come together to collaborate on the Selangor Smart City & Future Commerce Convention 2017. The convention from 7 – 9 September at Setia City Convention Centre is set to be the first of its kind in the region to explore how smart, digital & green technologies and future commerce are revolutionizing and transforming cities around the globe.

Expect to see Tesla cars, EV Scooters, Bike Sharing, Drones, VR, Facial Recognition and a self-sustainable Green House at the Expo, which is free. Additionally, there will be Maker Classes conducted by Arus Academy.

Targeting over 5,000 attendees, it will showcase 300 exhibition booths, and feature 60 top experts and practitioners from over 12 countries in Asia PacificMiddle East and Europe to share their insights and experiences.

The convention features six key experiences in one event – the Smart City Forum, Future Commerce Forum, Green City Forum, Smart City Exhibition, Smart City Hackathon, and the Top E-Commerce Merchant Awards 2017.

Top leaders from key Smart Cities such as SingaporeAmsterdamSan FranciscoBarcelonaTaipeiDoha, and Istanbul will be participating in immersive panel sessions on the future of Smart Cities, whereas top MNCs and companies will be touching on key topics such as IoT& Big Data and how Smart Transport and Smart Tourism can grow economies.

Global Tech Giants such as Google, Nvidia, Alibaba and Tencent will also be at the Future Commerce Forum, which will focus on the future of payments gateway and the impact of the Digital Free Trade Zone on the digital economy, including online marketplaces, logistics and fintech.

The Selangor Smart City Convention will also be hosting one of the largest Smart City Hackathons in Malaysia, where 200 participants will form 50 teams and provide solutions and services to tackle city pain points such as traffic woes and waste management.

Advised by the former deputy mayor of BarcelonaAntoni Vives, the convention is co-organised by Invest Selangor Berhad and Mediaurban of Barcelona, and is co-managed by Menteri Besar Incorporated (Selangor) and the Selangor Information Technology & E-Commerce Council (SITEC).

Tickets are on sale at www.selangorsmartcity.com

Jamilah Lim (Ms.)
Phone Number: +6019 788 1891
Email: jam@osocane.com

Photo – https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170821/1923943-1

 

SOURCE Selangor Information Technology & E-Commerce Council (SITEC)

Asian Shared Services Leveraging Digital Disruption and Automation to Leapfrog the Maturity Curve

Global and regional shared services leaders and practitioners will be gathering at the 20th Asian Shared Services and Outsourcing Week from 21-22 November 2017 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore to debate and discuss the future of Asian shared services in an increasingly automated and digital environment.

“This year, we wanted to bring global GBS and SSCs leaders based out of the USAEurope and Asia to benchmark and debate what a changing environment means for Asia. In order to remain competitive in this changing landscape, Asian SSCs can no longer adopt the tried-and-tested mantra of ‘learning quickly’ and playing catch-up, but are now showing signs of being able to deliver exceeding value – perhaps lessons that the rest of the world can also learn from”, comments Joshua Lim, Director of SSON Asia.

To ensure a well-rounded macro discussion on the state of the industry, the show will feature cross-industry GBS and SSC leaders including Paul Bartley, Director, Global Shared Services, Becton DickinsonMarcel Angst, EVP, Global Operations, Swarovski, Dheeraj Popli, Director, GBS, Asia Pacific, JLL, Jorge Gilling, CEO, Global Business Services, AIG Malaysia and Heiko Nitsche, CEO, Mercedes Benz Group Services, Philippines.

Complementing this international speaker line up over the two days are MNC and Asian-based perspectives from Coca Cola, LarfargeHolcim, Shell, ANZ, Microsoft, Siemens, Schlumberger, Vodafone, RBC, Solvay, Lenovo, British American Tobacco, ABB, Pfizer, DHL, Fonterra and more.

With the theme of accelerating up the maturity curve and delivering value in an increasingly automated environment, the Asian SSO Week not only takes a hard look at the macro state of the industry, but deep dives into the specific challenges that businesses face based on where they sit on the shared services maturity curve.

“While transitioning to GBS, robotics and intelligent automation, Centres of Excellence and data analytics are critical topics for mature shared services in Asia, we wanted to also ensure that we delivered relevant and timely content for newly emerging shared services centres and mid-maturity players. As such, we have tailor-made key takeaways for our clients and customized our content breakdown based on their needs and intelligence derived from data analytics,” adds Lim.

Data analytics has also proved a powerful tool in consolidating Asian SSO Week’s position as Asia’slargest meeting point for the shared services and outsourcing industry. Combining structured and unstructured data sources from end user practitioners, the SSON Analytics team ensures that they provide timely market intelligence to participants of the Week, providing real-time statistics for topics on SSO delivery models, location selection, regional wage arbitrages and intelligent automation vendor information and capabilities.

With digital technology and automation taking the shared services industry by storm over a year ago, concerns about the scalability and true value of intelligent automation has come to the forefront; 33% of RPA pilot projects have proven unsuccessful and have not met desired outcomes. Addressing practical lessons and concerns are leading intelligent automation stakeholders including AntWorks, Workfusion, UI Path, Vodafone, ANZ, Ericsson and Dell EMC sharing their user case studies.

Set over two days, and combined with pre-and post-conference workshop and site visits, the 20thAsian Shared Services and Outsourcing Week is set to deliver over 400 practitioners this year, with over 40 speakers.

For further information, contact Sue A. at enquiry@iqpc.com.sg or call +65 6722 9388.

Photo – https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170825/1927548-1

SOURCE Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON)

A China-based company acquires the CICABEL brand from a French medical products maker

Grand Fan Group, a company and distributor of three leading hair and body wash and care brands in China, held a press conference at which they announced the acquisition of the CICABEL brand and related technologies from French pharmaceutical manufacturer Santinov on August 27, 2017. The Chinese firm also disclosed that the first peptide-based facial mask set with the CICABEL name will formally go on sale in September.

An executive at Grand Fan Group said that as part of its ongoing expansion plans, the company is committed to developing new brands specifically for China’s makeup and skin care market, while continuing to improve its three existing hair and body wash and care brands. This acquisition of a French brand represents Grand Fan Group’s first strategic foray into the skin care sector.

CICABEL is a 130-year-old brand of French medical products manufacturer Santinov. Santinov created and launched the CICABEL mask using stem cells as the principal component, following years of research and development on the back of strong technological competence. In line with accepted biotechnology and medical standards, the CICABEL mask is one of few beauty products based on bio-medical technologies available in the market.

As a consumer preference for high-tech skin care therapies took hold in the market, CICABEL started to draw a lot of attention. Grand Fan Group had the foresight to spot the game-changing therapy as a great opportunity to expand into China’s skin care market.

Although an enhanced awareness of skin care has led to an increasingly strong demand for beauty products over the last several years, the weak performance of most facial mask products available in the market has served to discourage consumers.

A Grand Fan Group executive added: “China’s skin care market needs a leading brand. With our strong confidence in high-tech approaches when it comes to improving one’s appearance, we decided to take over CICABEL.” Grand Fan Group’s deal is representative of the company’s and its peers’ new approach to growing their businesses. The group expects that CICABEL is to be a game-changer and become a leading brand in China’s domestic market.

SOURCE CICABEL

CONTACT: Rainbow Zheng, +86-134-1613-5086, zhengcaihong@jiuyiad.com.cn

CF PharmTech, Inc. Raises USD $65 Million to Accelerate the Development of Company’s Inhalation Products and Manufacturing Capacity to Global Market

CF PharmTech, Inc. (“CF PharmTech”), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and manufactures inhalation products, announced today that it has raised $65M in a Series D financing. Future Industry Investment Fund, a private equity fund managed by SDIC Fund Management Corporation Limited (“SDIC Fund Management”), led the financing along with other prestigious healthcare investment groups in China.

CF PharmTech, founded by seasoned industry experts and entrepreneurs with a successful track record in the US pharmaceutical industry, is focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of high-quality inhalation products for the global market. Since its inception, CF PharmTech has established state-of-art research and manufacturing facilities to advance its product development. This new round of investment will not only expedite the submission of its product pipeline to meet regulatory approvals in China and abroad, but also expand its CDMO service to international clients.

Mr. Hai Lu, Managing Director of SDIC Fund Management, commented: “Drug delivery via pulmonary route bears significant technical challenges and it takes extraordinary effort to bring inhalation products to the market. CF PharmTech’s high caliber team has proved their ability to attract top industry talents to develop inhalation products for the global market. We are confident that they will achieve their business mission in the near future.”

CF PharmTech, headquartered in Suzhou, China, develops metered dose inhaler, inhalation powder, nasal spray and blow-fill-seal products. It has established high-quality research and manufacturing environments to be compliant with US, EU and Chinese regulations. CF PharmTech aims to provide quality and cost-effective inhalation products for domestic market, and seeks strategic partnerships to co-develop and commercialize its products globally.

About SDIC Fund Management Corporation Limited

Established in July 2009, SDIC Fund Management Corporation Limited is an independent, professional private equity firm. It currently manages and advises more than RMB 50 billion of capital for a wide range of institutional investors including financial institutions, pension funds, and state-owned and private capital. SDIC Fund Management Corporation Limited is one of the largest, professional private equity fund managers in China. The core strategy of SDIC Fund Management is to invest in market leading companies with attractive growth prospects and outstanding management teams.

SOURCE CF PharmTech, Inc.

CONTACT: Zhu Yuyu, +86-17712688608, zhu.yuyu@cfpharmtech.com

Cogobuy Selected as a Forbes Asia’s Fabulous 50

Cogobuy Group (“Cogobuy” or the “Company”, stock code: 400.HK; with its subsidiaries (the ”Group”)), the largest e-commerce platform serving the electronics manufacturing industry in China, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Forbes as one of the ”Forbes Asia’s Fabulous 50″ this year, amongst the stellar lineup of high-performance blue chips in the region.

Forbes picked Asia’s Fabulous 50 companies from 1,694 public companies across the Asia-Pacificregion, representing the region’s best of the best in terms of their performance. Annual revenue of the selected companies must reach at least US$1.8 billion (RMB11.097 billon). Companies were then analyzed with a series of more than a dozen financial measures. Companies that are losing money or whose revenues fell below levels attained five years ago are not eligible. The list also excludes companies that have high gearing ratios, are more than 50% state-owned or more than 50%-owned by listed parents.

According to Forbes’ description, Cogobuy, together with three other Fabulous 50 companies – Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, joined China’s first industry alliance to tap the booming artificial intelligence industry in July this year.

Please click the below link for official announcement:
https://www.forbes.com/fab50/list/#header:marketValue

About Cogobuy Group
Cogobuy Group is the largest e-commerce service platform serving the electronics manufacturing industry in China. Through the e-commerce platform, which includes a direct sales platform, an online marketplace, and a dedicated team of technical consultants and professional sales representatives, the Company provides customers with comprehensive online and offline services across pre-sale, sale, and post-sale stages. The Company serves mainly SME electronics manufacturers.

For further information, please refer to the Company’s website at http://www.cogobuy.com/

SOURCE Cogobuy Group

CONTACT: For investor and media enquiries – Please contact Ms. Wanyee Ho / Ms. Amy Guo at ir@cogobuy.com. This press release is issued by Financial PR (HK) Limited on behalf of Cogobuy Group. For further information, please contact: Financial PR (HK) Limited – Mr. Hon Fung – Email:hf@financialpr.hk; Mr. Tim Yue – Email:timyue@financialpr.hk; Ms. Carol Yeung – Email:carolyeung@financialpr.hk; Ms. Tracy Law – Email:tracylaw@financialpr.hk; Tel:(852) 2610-0846, Fax:(852) 2610-0842

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