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Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Unveils Bollywood Superstar Collection

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HONG KONG, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ –

Today, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong unveiled the superstar collection of Bollywood
A-Lister, including Aishawarya Rai Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan,
and Shah Rukh Khan. They will reside alongside Amitabh Bachchan in the World
Premiere zone from now until July 19, 2012.

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Designed to allow fans across the globe to meet the Bollywood idols, the wax
figures are now on a world tour as they travel from Blackpool to other Madame
Tussauds attractions including Hong Kong, Bangkok, London and other sites in
Europe and the US.

Described as “the most beautiful woman in the world”, Aishwarya Rai has starred
in over 40 Bollywood films and won numerous awards including Filmfare Awards,
International Indian Film Academy Awards, and Star Screen Awards, etc. In 2004,
she has also been selected by TIME magazine as one of the world’s most
influential people.

Kareena Kapoor, one of the most sought-after Bollywood actresses, has been
awarded numerous prestigious accolades, making her a leading actress in Hindi
films. Her distinctive style has also set fashion trends, which established her
status as a fashion icon.

Another superstar in the Bollywood collection — heartthrob Hrithik Roshan is
the youngest male actor from India to be honoured by Madame Tussauds. Having
starred in various award-winning films and receiving a few Best Actor awards,
Hrithik Roshan affirmed his position as one of the top earning male actors in
the industry.

Often referred to as “The King of Bollywood”, Shah Rukh Khan is an acclaimed
Indian actor with 70 Hindi films and shares the record for receiving the
highest number of Best Actor awards with Dilip Kumar.

These four Bollywood icons have already arrived and are waiting to meet their
fans in Hong Kong, along with Amitabh Bachchan, one of the most prominent
figures in the history of Indian cinema and the very first permanent Bollywood
wax figure exhibited at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.

Kelly Mak, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, said, “We are very
excited to see some of the greatest Bollywood stars take the stage here in Hong
Kong. As we observe an increasing number of visitors from India, I’m sure they
would be pleased to see their idols up close even away from home.”

For media enquiries, please contact:

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Ami Lo

SOURCE Madame Tussauds Hong Kong


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May 9, 2012 at 6:24 pm

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Squire Sanders Continues to Strengthen Presence in Asia

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BEIJING, SHANGHAI and HONG KONG, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Global legal practice Squire Sanders continues to boost its presence in Asia with the addition of four new partners. Jenny Liu and Xudong Ni have joined the legal practice’s Beijing and Shanghai offices, and Sin Kiu Ng and Kam W. Law have joined the Hong Kong office. The expansion of Squire Sanders’ China offices comes only weeks after the announcement of the firm’s Singapore office opening, demonstrating its commitment to clients operating across the region.
Jenny Liu, Xudong Ni and Sin Kiu Ng are corporate lawyers and Kam W. Law is an intellectual property and patent attorney.

— Jenny Liu’s practice focuses primarily on private equity and venture capital
investment work in China, mostly on behalf of foreign-controlled investment
funds. She also represents private Chinese companies on a broad range of
corporate and commercial work, including financing and international transactions.

— Xudong Ni has extensive experience advising on cross-border mergers and
acquisitions, China regulatory matters, in-bound and outbound foreign direct
investments, banking and finance law issues, and dispute resolution. Xudong has
expertise within the aviation and aerospace industry sector.

— Sin Kiu Ng has wide ranging corporate experience. She has completed more
than 40 Initial Public Offerings of securities on the Main Board and Growth
Enterprise Market of HKSE. She also has considerable M&A and venture capital

— Kam W. Law, in addition to extensive experience with law firms, has held
in-house positions with various multi-nationals, including 3M and Samsung
Electronics in the US. A registered US patent attorney and qualified solicitor
in the US and Hong Kong, Kam has a track record of handling patent applications
for Fortune 500 companies in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnological
and renewable energy industries worldwide, with particular expertise across
China and the Asia Pacific region, the US, Canada, Brazil and Mexico, Europe
and Russia. He has represented clients in infringement actions, patent litigation
and licensing matters across the world.

“Our new partners will enhance our strong platform in Asia,” said Ken Kurosu, Squire Sanders Asia practice coordinator. “Their appointments reflect our commitment to clients operating within the region and our plan to pursue strategic growth in support of their needs.”

William Downs, global practice group leader for Corporate and Corporate Finance, said: “Jenny, Xudong and Sin Kiu are highly regarded in their local markets and their experience strengthens our ability to offer comprehensive corporate counsel to companies doing business in the Asia Pacific region.”

Commenting on Kam W. Law’s appointment, David Elkins, global practice group leader for Intellectual Property and Technology, said: “Kam’s experience within the life and health science technologies sector is a natural fit with our existing global practice. Kam also brings significant experience in providing intellectual property-related due diligence support associated with corporate transactions and adding this capability will enhance the services we currently provide across the Asia Pacific region.”

These appointments build on Squire Sanders’ base of 124 lawyers in the Asia Pacific region and follow the arrival of partners Mao Tong and Peter Chow in Hong Kong and Ignatius Hwang, who joined the global legal practice to launch an office in Singapore which opened earlier this month. Squire Sanders has also recently applied to the Korean Ministry of Justice to open an office in Seoul, Korea.

SOURCE﹛Squire Sanders

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May 9, 2012 at 3:32 pm

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Frost & Sullivan: How Automotive OEMs Can Benefit from Multimodal HMI and Workload Managers

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With apps becoming history in infotainment and the issue of driver distraction rising high, automotive suppliers are developing intelligent HMI solutions — Frost & Sullivan complimentary web conference
LONDON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — In order to enable app playback in the car display, vehicle manufacturers have turned to advanced Mirrorlink type interfaces. This move has opened up discussions with government bodies such as the North American NHTSA, which in turn proposes a set of guidelines for OEMs to keep driver distraction at bay. In view of these developments, automotive suppliers such as Delphi and Denso are developing multimodal HMI infotainment solutions with voice as the center pillar. These intelligent solutions are supported by workload managers, which can sense driving environment to present best levels of applications to drivers.

To learn more about what different OEMs are working on in the multimodal HMI space and their next generation of apps and business models, Frost & Sullivan organised a web conference, entitled How OEMs Can Benefit from Multimodal HMI and Workload Managers. Global Program Manager, Infotainment & Telematics, Praveen Chandrasekar, identified key supplier activities as they are responding already to proposed changes by regulatory bodies such as NHTSA. He also looked at future plans of OEMs and suppliers and the way this connected space will evolve.

To receive a link to the recording of this webinar and or presentation documents, please email Katja Feick at with your full contact details.

This on demand web conference will benefit vehicle manufacturers, tier 1 suppliers, tier 2 component suppliers, automotive software providers as well as app developers.

“OEMs are creating more and more revenue models around apps with the way forward, as Ford started it, to tie app access to infotainment packages supporting multimodal HMI,” explained Mr. Chandrasekar. “This will ensure brand differentiation as well as safety, which is foremost, besides bridging the digital divide of consumers. Adding to this initiative from suppliers such as Delphi, the MyFi lineup is also addressing a key element of driver distraction,” he concluded.

The presentation of this on demand webinar is also available on slideshare:

Urban Mobility 3.0

Join Frost & Sullivan at its upcoming annual industry event ‘Urban Mobility 3.0’. The two day conference in its fourth consecutive year will take place on 13th and 14th June 2012 in London. This year’s focus is on ‘OEMs New Mobility Offerings and New Business Models Linking Web 2.0’. For more information, visit, or contact Katja Feick, at

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO’s Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 40 offices on 6 continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit

Katja Feick
Corporate Communications — Europe
P: +49-(0)-69-7703343

SOURCE﹛Frost & Sullivan

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May 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm

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