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Strategic Minerals Plc: Cobre Update: Glencore Contract

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LONDON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Strategic Minerals Plc (AIM: SML), the magnetite focused iron ore producer and exploration company, is delighted to announce that it has entered into a commercial contract (“Contract”) with a subsidiary of Glencore International PLC (LSE:GLEN), for the sale of iron ore concentrate from its Cobre Project in New Mexico, to Glencore AG.

Under the terms of the Contract, the total quantity of magnetite to be made available to Glencore from Strategic’s Cobre Project is 800,000 wet metric tonnes (“WMTs”). Initial deliveries of up to 60,000WMTs under the Contract are scheduled to start from April, subject to the relevant standard freighting and performance related documentation being in place.

The start date coincides with the expected completion of the Cobre rail-spur upgrade this month. The rail-spur will allow the contracted magnetite to be transported by train to the Port of Guaymas in Mexico where it will be unloaded for shipping.

Steven Sanders, Chairman of Strategic Minerals, said:

“We are delighted to have entered into this long-term agreement with one of the world’s leading commodity suppliers. It demonstrates not only the strength of our business model and our ability to acquire projects that can deliver shareholder value, but also the ability of our management to execute on those projects.”

About Strategic Minerals

Strategic Minerals plc (AIM: SML) is developing a portfolio of projects that provide near term production along with those that potentially offer longer term capital gains. Strategic Minerals currently holds iron ore stockpile assets in North America and exploration properties in Australia.

http://www.strategicminerals.net

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SOURCE﹛Strategic Minerals Plc

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March 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm

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Korn/Ferry Reveals “The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership” – Enduring Truths for Today’s Leaders

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LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — “All in, all the time.” For Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), the world’s largest executive recruiting firm and a premier global provider of talent management solutions, these five words perfectly capture the essence of fully engaged and completely committed leadership, as described in the newly released book, The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership (www.the12absolutesofleadership.com).

Written by Burnison, a New York Times bestselling author, The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership (McGraw-Hill, 2012) offers insight from his lifetime in leadership, interacting with some of the world’s top leaders in the C-suite and boardrooms, as well as heads of state.

“Leadership is the eighth wonder of the world – easy to intellectualize, but elusive to actualize,” said Burnison. “Leading is less about analytics and strategy and much more about making a difference in the lives of others.”

In The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership, Burnison shakes up the often overly analyzed and unnecessarily complicated leadership theories and distills leadership to its core essence – empowering and inspiring others around a shared purpose.

The book is applicable to executives, small business owners or anyone in a leadership position. Advance copies sent to leading figures have secured enthusiastic endorsements that reinforce the timeless principles brought to life throughout the book:

“In The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership, Gary Burnison captures the timeless principles that leaders must possess, beyond intelligence, courage and heart. These essential elements speak to the integrity and authenticity that underscore all effective leadership,” said Carlos Slim, entrepreneur, investor and the world’s richest man.

“Only a few good leaders have paused to reflect seriously on being leaders. Xenophon and Ulysses S. Grant did, and now Gary Burnison can be added to the list. This is not a business book. This is a book about the business of life,” said P.J. O’Rourke political satirist, journalist, and author.

“Gary Burnison’s wisdom and insight cut straight to the heart of the matter〞to the essential elements of any leadership framework. His stories, observations, and conversations with leaders artfully illustrate these principles, applicable to everyone,” said Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry (NYSE: KFY), with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, engage, develop, and retain their talent. Visit http://www.kornferry.com for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and http://www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

SOURCE﹛Korn/Ferry International

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March 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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Korn/Ferry Reveals “The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership” – Enduring Truths for Today’s Leaders

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LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — “All in, all the time.” For Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), the world’s largest executive recruiting firm and a premier global provider of talent management solutions, these five words perfectly capture the essence of fully engaged and completely committed leadership, as described in the newly released book, The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership (www.the12absolutesofleadership.com).

Written by Burnison, a New York Times bestselling author, The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership (McGraw-Hill, 2012) offers insight from his lifetime in leadership, interacting with some of the world’s top leaders in the C-suite and boardrooms, as well as heads of state.

“Leadership is the eighth wonder of the world – easy to intellectualize, but elusive to actualize,” said Burnison. “Leading is less about analytics and strategy and much more about making a difference in the lives of others.”

In The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership, Burnison shakes up the often overly analyzed and unnecessarily complicated leadership theories and distills leadership to its core essence – empowering and inspiring others around a shared purpose.

The book is applicable to executives, small business owners or anyone in a leadership position. Advance copies sent to leading figures have secured enthusiastic endorsements that reinforce the timeless principles brought to life throughout the book:

“In The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership, Gary Burnison captures the timeless principles that leaders must possess, beyond intelligence, courage and heart. These essential elements speak to the integrity and authenticity that underscore all effective leadership,” said Carlos Slim, entrepreneur, investor and the world’s richest man.

“Only a few good leaders have paused to reflect seriously on being leaders. Xenophon and Ulysses S. Grant did, and now Gary Burnison can be added to the list. This is not a business book. This is a book about the business of life,” said P.J. O’Rourke political satirist, journalist, and author.

“Gary Burnison’s wisdom and insight cut straight to the heart of the matter〞to the essential elements of any leadership framework. His stories, observations, and conversations with leaders artfully illustrate these principles, applicable to everyone,” said Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry (NYSE: KFY), with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, engage, develop, and retain their talent. Visit http://www.kornferry.com for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and http://www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

SOURCE﹛Korn/Ferry International

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March 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator Shows 22 Percent Year-over-Year Increase in Global M&A Activity

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1.5 Percent Sequential Growth from Q3 to Q4 2011 and Increase in Deal Volumes Show Steadying of Market Despite Volatility

NEW YORK, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — For the fourth quarter of 2011, the IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator (“DFI”), which provides an early view of current deal flow activity and trends in the global market prior to public announcement, observed a 22 percent increase in global merger and acquisition (M&A) deal activity compared to Q4 2010. Year-over-year growth across all regions showed positive trends from Q4 2010 to Q4 2011, with the strongest growth in Latin America (33 percent) and similarly positive trends in North America (29 percent). Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) (16 percent) and Asia Pacific (APAC) (7 percent) also posted modest increases. Additionally, annual deal volume in 2011 was up 20 percent over 2010 deal volumes.

Despite this overall rise in deal activity year-over-year, however, the IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator found that quarter-to-quarter M&A deal activity was modest overall, with a 1.5 percent increase globally from Q3 2011 to Q4 2011. Sequential results also varied regionally, with Latin American deal flow activity remaining flat from Q3 2011 to Q4 2011, EMEA deal flow activity increasing 1 percent in the same time period, and APAC activity decreasing 19 percent in Q4 2011 after a significant uptick in Q3 2011. North American deal flow activity posted the largest quarter-to-quarter growth, however, with a 7.5 percent increase from Q3 2011 to Q4 2011.

“The results from the latest DFI, which include deals still in due diligence, are consistent with emerging trends being reported in the marketplace — particularly that mature markets steadied but still show some volatility,” said Matt Porzio, vice president, M&A product marketing, IntraLinks. “While in previous quarters this year, the results of the DFI indicated that investors sought out opportunities in emerging markets such as Latin America, as sponsors and strategic buyers continue to be flush with cash and need to put it in play, we have seen a recovery in deal activity across North America from a dip in Q3 to the final quarter of this year.”

IntraLinks’ Deal Flow Indicator results are based on the company’s involvement in a significant percentage of M&A deals in the early stages of each transaction, providing an early perspective on global deal activity. IntraLinks has been a global provider of M&A virtual data rooms for more than 10 years, providing a cloud-based platform that accelerates deals from the beginning to the end of the process. In today’s economy, the ability to conduct due diligence on opportunities around the world and execute on deals that achieve value requires a concentrated strategy.

The IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator is calculated using the total volume of IntraLinks exchanges that were proposed for use by deal teams initiating projects during the previous quarter. The totals are then analyzed by global regions and compared to previous time periods. This report is based on observations and subjective interpretations of M&A deal activity and is not intended to be an indicator of IntraLinks’ business performance or operating results for any prior or future period.
You can access full results from the Q4 2011 IntraLinks Deal Flow Indicator at http://www.intralinks.com/knowledge/intralinks-deal-flow-indicator.

About IntraLinks
IntraLinks is a leading global provider of Software-as-a-Service solutions for securely managing content, exchanging critical business information and collaborating within and among organizations. More than one million professionals in industries including financial services, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer, energy, industrial, legal, insurance, real estate and technology, as well as government agencies, have utilized IntraLinks’ easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions. IntraLinks users can accelerate information-intensive business processes and workflows, meet regulatory and risk management requirements and collaborate with customers, partners and counterparties in a secure, auditable and compliant manner. Professionals at more than 800 of the Fortune 1000 companies have used IntraLinks’ solutions. For more information, visit http://www.intralinks.com or http://blog.intralinks.com. You can also follow IntraLinks on Twitter at http://twitter.com/intralinks and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/IntraLinks.

SOURCE﹛IntraLinks

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March 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm

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Informex Announces Expanded 3rd Annual Specialty Chemical Forum in Houston, TX

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HOUSTON, Texas, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

June 27-28, 2012 at the Renaissance Houston Greenway Plaza Hotel

Informex is announcing the revamped and restructured conference program for the 3rd Annual Specialty Chemical Forum being held in Houston, Texas on June 27-28, 2012. As North America’s only conference and networking event designed specifically for the specialty chemical market, the 2012 program promises to bring together the major industry players and decision makers for engaging and applicable content centered on the most pressing issues faced by specialty chemical manufacturers today.

Opening the conference with a keynote address on the key trends in the US specialty chemical market, Francis Sherman, Chief Executive Officer of AkzoNobel will paint a clear picture of the growth opportunities and future outlook for this niche industry.

“This is a conference where key individuals from leading specialty chemical companies will be presenting their views of commercial growth opportunities, complexities of relevant potential regulatory implications, and how to negotiate their impacts on various types of manufacturing activities including contract manufacturing,” says speaker Fred Marashi, Regulatory Compliance Specialist at Chevron Phillips Chemical.

Fred will be presenting on managing the complexities of the EPA’s TCSA in the Regulatory Landscape and Environmental Considerations segment of the conference program. Joining Fred on the speaker line-up are Abhay Kanzarkar of Huntsman, Alejandrina Campanella of Dixie Chemical, John Gohndrone of Dow Corning, Kurt Carlsen of Air Liquide, Jim Shelton of OSHA Houston North Area Office, and many more!

This two-day conference program will deliver information focusing on everything from the latest technical applications and developments to capitalizing on the market growth opportunities. With 24 presentations, speakers will cover market trends, regulations, strategic sourcing, and tackling challenges in business development and technical innovation. In addition, attendees will be able to take advantage of five hours of facilitated networking time built into the agenda.

To see the full program, confirmed speakers, and to register, please visit: http://www.specialtychemicalforum.com. Early bird discount pricing ends May 18th. Use promo code SPCPR1.

About Informex

Informex is a leading content provider for the global chemical industry. Known for the annual flagship four-day global chemical industry exhibition event, Informex is committed to providing further engaging and innovative targeted conference and networking programs, outside of the main show, to meet the information and contact-building needs of the chemical marketplace. Please visit http://www.informex.com for further details.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christine Nguyen, Sponsorship Manager at +1-310-996-9445 or christine.nguyen@ubm.com

For more information on the Specialty Chemical Forum and related conferences, please contact Nicole Maisner, Marketing Director at +1-310-996-9416 or nicole.maisner@ubm.com

SOURCE﹛Informex

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March 14, 2012 at 9:49 am

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Informex Announces Expanded 3rd Annual Specialty Chemical Forum in Houston, TX

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HOUSTON, Texas, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

June 27-28, 2012 at the Renaissance Houston Greenway Plaza Hotel

Informex is announcing the revamped and restructured conference program for the 3rd Annual Specialty Chemical Forum being held in Houston, Texas on June 27-28, 2012. As North America’s only conference and networking event designed specifically for the specialty chemical market, the 2012 program promises to bring together the major industry players and decision makers for engaging and applicable content centered on the most pressing issues faced by specialty chemical manufacturers today.

Opening the conference with a keynote address on the key trends in the US specialty chemical market, Francis Sherman, Chief Executive Officer of AkzoNobel will paint a clear picture of the growth opportunities and future outlook for this niche industry.

“This is a conference where key individuals from leading specialty chemical companies will be presenting their views of commercial growth opportunities, complexities of relevant potential regulatory implications, and how to negotiate their impacts on various types of manufacturing activities including contract manufacturing,” says speaker Fred Marashi, Regulatory Compliance Specialist at Chevron Phillips Chemical.

Fred will be presenting on managing the complexities of the EPA’s TCSA in the Regulatory Landscape and Environmental Considerations segment of the conference program. Joining Fred on the speaker line-up are Abhay Kanzarkar of Huntsman, Alejandrina Campanella of Dixie Chemical, John Gohndrone of Dow Corning, Kurt Carlsen of Air Liquide, Jim Shelton of OSHA Houston North Area Office, and many more!

This two-day conference program will deliver information focusing on everything from the latest technical applications and developments to capitalizing on the market growth opportunities. With 24 presentations, speakers will cover market trends, regulations, strategic sourcing, and tackling challenges in business development and technical innovation. In addition, attendees will be able to take advantage of five hours of facilitated networking time built into the agenda.

To see the full program, confirmed speakers, and to register, please visit: http://www.specialtychemicalforum.com. Early bird discount pricing ends May 18th. Use promo code SPCPR1.

About Informex

Informex is a leading content provider for the global chemical industry. Known for the annual flagship four-day global chemical industry exhibition event, Informex is committed to providing further engaging and innovative targeted conference and networking programs, outside of the main show, to meet the information and contact-building needs of the chemical marketplace. Please visit http://www.informex.com for further details.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christine Nguyen, Sponsorship Manager at +1-310-996-9445 or christine.nguyen@ubm.com

For more information on the Specialty Chemical Forum and related conferences, please contact Nicole Maisner, Marketing Director at +1-310-996-9416 or nicole.maisner@ubm.com

SOURCE﹛Informex

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March 14, 2012 at 9:46 am

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Informex Announces Expanded 3rd Annual Specialty Chemical Forum in Houston, TX

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HOUSTON, Texas, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

June 27-28, 2012 at the Renaissance Houston Greenway Plaza Hotel

Informex is announcing the revamped and restructured conference program for the 3rd Annual Specialty Chemical Forum being held in Houston, Texas on June 27-28, 2012. As North America’s only conference and networking event designed specifically for the specialty chemical market, the 2012 program promises to bring together the major industry players and decision makers for engaging and applicable content centered on the most pressing issues faced by specialty chemical manufacturers today.

Opening the conference with a keynote address on the key trends in the US specialty chemical market, Francis Sherman, Chief Executive Officer of AkzoNobel will paint a clear picture of the growth opportunities and future outlook for this niche industry.

“This is a conference where key individuals from leading specialty chemical companies will be presenting their views of commercial growth opportunities, complexities of relevant potential regulatory implications, and how to negotiate their impacts on various types of manufacturing activities including contract manufacturing,” says speaker Fred Marashi, Regulatory Compliance Specialist at Chevron Phillips Chemical.

Fred will be presenting on managing the complexities of the EPA’s TCSA in the Regulatory Landscape and Environmental Considerations segment of the conference program. Joining Fred on the speaker line-up are Abhay Kanzarkar of Huntsman, Alejandrina Campanella of Dixie Chemical, John Gohndrone of Dow Corning, Kurt Carlsen of Air Liquide, Jim Shelton of OSHA Houston North Area Office, and many more!

This two-day conference program will deliver information focusing on everything from the latest technical applications and developments to capitalizing on the market growth opportunities. With 24 presentations, speakers will cover market trends, regulations, strategic sourcing, and tackling challenges in business development and technical innovation. In addition, attendees will be able to take advantage of five hours of facilitated networking time built into the agenda.

To see the full program, confirmed speakers, and to register, please visit: http://www.specialtychemicalforum.com. Early bird discount pricing ends May 18th. Use promo code SPCPR1.

About Informex

Informex is a leading content provider for the global chemical industry. Known for the annual flagship four-day global chemical industry exhibition event, Informex is committed to providing further engaging and innovative targeted conference and networking programs, outside of the main show, to meet the information and contact-building needs of the chemical marketplace. Please visit http://www.informex.com for further details.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christine Nguyen, Sponsorship Manager at +1-310-996-9445 or christine.nguyen@ubm.com

For more information on the Specialty Chemical Forum and related conferences, please contact Nicole Maisner, Marketing Director at +1-310-996-9416 or nicole.maisner@ubm.com

SOURCE﹛Informex

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March 14, 2012 at 9:44 am

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Informex Announces Expanded 3rd Annual Specialty Chemical Forum in Houston, TX

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HOUSTON, Texas, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

June 27-28, 2012 at the Renaissance Houston Greenway Plaza Hotel

Informex is announcing the revamped and restructured conference program for the 3rd Annual Specialty Chemical Forum being held in Houston, Texas on June 27-28, 2012. As North America’s only conference and networking event designed specifically for the specialty chemical market, the 2012 program promises to bring together the major industry players and decision makers for engaging and applicable content centered on the most pressing issues faced by specialty chemical manufacturers today.

Opening the conference with a keynote address on the key trends in the US specialty chemical market, Francis Sherman, Chief Executive Officer of AkzoNobel will paint a clear picture of the growth opportunities and future outlook for this niche industry.

“This is a conference where key individuals from leading specialty chemical companies will be presenting their views of commercial growth opportunities, complexities of relevant potential regulatory implications, and how to negotiate their impacts on various types of manufacturing activities including contract manufacturing,” says speaker Fred Marashi, Regulatory Compliance Specialist at Chevron Phillips Chemical.

Fred will be presenting on managing the complexities of the EPA’s TCSA in the Regulatory Landscape and Environmental Considerations segment of the conference program. Joining Fred on the speaker line-up are Abhay Kanzarkar of Huntsman, Alejandrina Campanella of Dixie Chemical, John Gohndrone of Dow Corning, Kurt Carlsen of Air Liquide, Jim Shelton of OSHA Houston North Area Office, and many more!

This two-day conference program will deliver information focusing on everything from the latest technical applications and developments to capitalizing on the market growth opportunities. With 24 presentations, speakers will cover market trends, regulations, strategic sourcing, and tackling challenges in business development and technical innovation. In addition, attendees will be able to take advantage of five hours of facilitated networking time built into the agenda.

To see the full program, confirmed speakers, and to register, please visit: http://www.specialtychemicalforum.com. Early bird discount pricing ends May 18th. Use promo code SPCPR1.

About Informex

Informex is a leading content provider for the global chemical industry. Known for the annual flagship four-day global chemical industry exhibition event, Informex is committed to providing further engaging and innovative targeted conference and networking programs, outside of the main show, to meet the information and contact-building needs of the chemical marketplace. Please visit http://www.informex.com for further details.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christine Nguyen, Sponsorship Manager at +1-310-996-9445 or christine.nguyen@ubm.com

For more information on the Specialty Chemical Forum and related conferences, please contact Nicole Maisner, Marketing Director at +1-310-996-9416 or nicole.maisner@ubm.com

SOURCE﹛Informex

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March 14, 2012 at 9:23 am

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Informex Announces Expanded 3rd Annual Specialty Chemical Forum in Houston, TX

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HOUSTON, Texas, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

June 27-28, 2012 at the Renaissance Houston Greenway Plaza Hotel

Informex is announcing the revamped and restructured conference program for the 3rd Annual Specialty Chemical Forum being held in Houston, Texas on June 27-28, 2012. As North America’s only conference and networking event designed specifically for the specialty chemical market, the 2012 program promises to bring together the major industry players and decision makers for engaging and applicable content centered on the most pressing issues faced by specialty chemical manufacturers today.

Opening the conference with a keynote address on the key trends in the US specialty chemical market, Francis Sherman, Chief Executive Officer of AkzoNobel will paint a clear picture of the growth opportunities and future outlook for this niche industry.

“This is a conference where key individuals from leading specialty chemical companies will be presenting their views of commercial growth opportunities, complexities of relevant potential regulatory implications, and how to negotiate their impacts on various types of manufacturing activities including contract manufacturing,” says speaker Fred Marashi, Regulatory Compliance Specialist at Chevron Phillips Chemical.

Fred will be presenting on managing the complexities of the EPA’s TCSA in the Regulatory Landscape and Environmental Considerations segment of the conference program. Joining Fred on the speaker line-up are Abhay Kanzarkar of Huntsman, Alejandrina Campanella of Dixie Chemical, John Gohndrone of Dow Corning, Kurt Carlsen of Air Liquide, Jim Shelton of OSHA Houston North Area Office, and many more!

This two-day conference program will deliver information focusing on everything from the latest technical applications and developments to capitalizing on the market growth opportunities. With 24 presentations, speakers will cover market trends, regulations, strategic sourcing, and tackling challenges in business development and technical innovation. In addition, attendees will be able to take advantage of five hours of facilitated networking time built into the agenda.

To see the full program, confirmed speakers, and to register, please visit: http://www.specialtychemicalforum.com. Early bird discount pricing ends May 18th. Use promo code SPCPR1.

About Informex

Informex is a leading content provider for the global chemical industry. Known for the annual flagship four-day global chemical industry exhibition event, Informex is committed to providing further engaging and innovative targeted conference and networking programs, outside of the main show, to meet the information and contact-building needs of the chemical marketplace. Please visit http://www.informex.com for further details.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christine Nguyen, Sponsorship Manager at +1-310-996-9445 or christine.nguyen@ubm.com

For more information on the Specialty Chemical Forum and related conferences, please contact Nicole Maisner, Marketing Director at +1-310-996-9416 or nicole.maisner@ubm.com

SOURCE﹛Informex

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March 14, 2012 at 9:23 am

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Spectrum Wine’s Spring 2012 Auction in Hong Kong to Focus on Burgundy

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IRVINE, Calif., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — California-based Spectrum Wine Auctions announced today highlights from its first Hong Kong sale of the year, to take place on March 23 and 24, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong.

The Spring 2012 Auction will feature 1,816 lots of rare and collectible wines with a pre-sale estimate of more than US$5 million (HK$38,793,500). Richard Brierley, head of fine wine at Vanquish Ltd., will preside as auctioneer over an assemblage that includes 176 lots of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (estimated at over US$1.2M;HK$9,300,000), 223 lots of first-growth Bordeaux (estimated at more than US$1M;HK$7,750,000), as well as large quantities of ex-Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1986, Chateau d’Yquem and Antinori Solaia in a full range of formats including 750ml, 1.5L, 3L and 5L.

One of the major collections of the auction, “The Golden Dragon Collection”, comes from a prominent West Coast American collector. The roster of producers in this offering reads like a veritable “who’s who” of France’s Burgundy and Rhone Valley regions and includes such luminaries as Henri Bonneau, E. Guigal, Domaine Denis Bachelet, Domaine Dujac, Domaine Jean-Marie Fourrier, Domaine Meo-Camuzet, Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg, Domaine J-F Mugnier, Domaine Ponsot, Domaine Georges Roumier, Domaine Armand Rousseau, Domaine Coche-Dury and Domaine Leflaive, as well as the renowned Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. Other noteworthy collections include the “Legacy Collection”, the “Empire State Collection”, the “Rocky Mountain Collection”, and the “Laguna Beach Collection”, all of which encompass a superb selection of conscientiously cellared rarities from France’s Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone Valley regions.

Highlights from “The Spring 2012 Auction” include:

— Lot 2186: full case (12 bottles, 750ml) Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Assortment Case 1990 in original wooden case (estimate US$45,000; HK$348,750)
— Lot 2171: eight bottles (750ml) Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Romanee Conti vertical 1989-2004 (estimate US$75,000; HK$581,250)
— Lot 2184: full case (12 bottles, 750ml) Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Assortment Case 1999 in original wooden case (estimate US$40,000; HK$310,000)
— Lot 1769: full case (12 bottles, 750ml) Chateau Latour 1931 (estimate US$30,000; HK$232,500)
— Lot 2106: 11 bottles (750ml) Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache 1999 (estimate US$35,000; HK$271,250)
— Lot 1897: full case (12 bottles,750ml) Leroy La Romanee 1962 (estimate US$30,000; HK$232,500)
— Lot 1679: one bottle (750ml) Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1869 (estimate US$22,500; HK$174,375)
— Lot 2182 & 2183: full case (12 bottles, 750ml) Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Assortment Case 2000 in original wooden case (estimate US$25,000; HK$193,750)
— Lot 1779: full case (12 bottles, 750ml) Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Richebourg 1999 (estimate US$22,500; HK$174,375)

Total lots: 1,816
Pre-sale estimate: more than US$5 million (HK$38,793,500)

Interested buyers may preview 360-degree photographs of bottles from each lot prior to the sale and may request a complimentary catalog at http://www.spectrumwine.com or by calling 949-748-4845. In addition to attending the auction in person, bidders may also use Spectrum Wine Auctions’ fully-integrated real-time bidding software system online, which offers secure transactions and live streaming audio and video of the auction floor. Bids are also accepted via mail and fax before the sale, and arrangements may be made for live phone bidding.

Contact details:

— Americas: Amanda Keston +1 949 748 4845
— Asia: Powell Yang +1 949 748 4845

Spectrum Wine Auctions Upcoming Live Auction Calendar:

— The Summer 2012 Auction, June 22 and 23, 2012, Hong Kong

For more information please contact
Amanda Keston on: akeston@spectrumwine.com( mailto:akeston@spectrumwine.com ) or call +1 949 748 4845

SOURCE﹛Spectrum Wine Auctions

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March 14, 2012 at 9:09 am

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