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Wirecard Supports EZ-Link With Singapore’s National NFC Payment Service

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ASCHHEIM, Germany /PRNewswire/ —
Any time mobile top-up services for Visa and MasterCard
Real-time cash load and purse balance
EZ-Link Pte Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Land Transport Authority and also the largest CEPAS card issuer in Singapore, is now using Wirecard Group’s mobile top-up service via its NFC mobile application. The application enables consumers to make NFC payments at the point-of-sale. Wirecard supports the process for consumers to conveniently add money to their EZ-Link purse on the go, simply using their NFC-enabled phone.
EZ-Link has been managing Singapore’s single largest contact-free Stored Value Smart Card System for payments on public buses and Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) trains since 2002. Today, EZ-Link has issued more than 12 million CEPAS-compliant cards, which is a contact-free e-Purse application. In addition to public transport, the EZ-Link card is accepted at a rapidly expanding network of acceptance points across the country – from retail to private transport, even for Electronic Road Pricing and Electronic Payment System (EPS) in car parks.
EZ-Link’s CEO Nicholas Lee says: “Offering the over-the-air top-up is a first for NFC solutions to be launched in Singapore. The top-up service supported by Wirecard makes mobile payment secure, fast and easy. Mobile purses can be loaded anytime, anywhere and on demand real time. The Wirecard TeleMoney feature in our application enriches the whole NFC user experience.”
“We are proud that EZ-Link and their renowned partners have chosen Wirecard for the first public near-field-communication solution with OTA launched in Singapore”, says Ng Fook Sun, Managing Director at Wirecard Asia, who continued: “As a truly international group for the latest payment technology, we provide a holistic infrastructure for mobile wallets including stored value payment services through NFC-enabled mobile phones, cash loading and issuing of open loop payment cards in plastic or virtual and on NFC chip.”
How the EZ-Link NFC mobile app works
With the NFC mobile application and a smartphone with NFC SIM-card capabilities, consumers can store EZ-Link’s prepaid card accounts on their phone; top-up their electronic purse in real-time and make payments. Today the service can be used at over more than 20,000 point-of-sales accepting EZ-Link payments including taxis, supermarkets and fast food chains. The convenient app gives an overview of the transaction history, balances and allows loading the electronic wallet with any debit or credit card. A complimentary program enables the electronic purse to be blocked and credit to be refunded if the mobile phone is lost or stolen.
About EZ-Link:
EZ-Link Pte Ltd was formed in January 2002. Its core business is the clearing and settlement of all EZ-Link card transactions generated in transit and non-transit (retail/merchant) environments, as well as the sale, distribution and overall management of EZ-Link cards. To date, more than 12 million new CEPAS-compliant EZ-Link cards have been issued. This is in tandem with the government’s plan to promote cashless payments in Singapore. In line with this vision, the new EZ-Link card is now also accepted as a mode of payment for Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) and at carparks fitted with the Electronic Payment System (EPS) when used in the dual-mode in-vehicle unit.
http://www.ezlink.com.sg | http://www.ezlinknfc.com
About Wirecard:
Wirecard AG is one of the leading international providers of electronic payment and risk management solutions. Worldwide, the Wirecard Group supports over 13,000 companies from various industry segments in their efforts to automate their payment processes and minimize cases of default. Wirecard Bank AG is a Principal Member of Visa, MasterCard and JCB and operates as a credit card acquirer in 69 countries around the world, involving over 100 transaction currencies and 18 payout currencies. Part of the Wirecard Group, Wirecard Bank provides innovative solutions in the fields of corporate banking, prepaid and co-branded cards, along with account products for both business and private customers. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI).
http://www.wirecard.com | http://www.wirecardbank.com | http://www.mywirecard.com
Wirecard Media contact:
Wirecard AG
Iris Stoeckl
Einsteinring 35
D-85609 Aschheim / Munich
Germany
Ph.: +49(0)89-4424-1422
Fax: +49(0)89-4424-2424
e-mail: iris.stoeckl@wirecard.com
Source: Wirecard AG

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September 25, 2012 at 5:35 pm

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Artprice Exceeds 1 Million Downloads in its Art Market Standardisation Process…

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PARIS /PRNewswire/ — As already announced in our press release on 4 June 2012, Artprice has now started the progressive transfer to internet freeware of a large part of its database structure and of its Art market standardisation (owner licenses distributed freely with certain usage restrictions). All of the industrial processes forming Artprice’s databanks are patent protected, notably by the A.P.P. (Agence de Protection des Programmes – Software Protection Agency).
With over 1,000,450 downloads, the art market has clearly confirmed its need for Artprice’s standardised database containing vital information on 501,922 artists sold at public auctions worldwide. According to thierry Ehrmann, the Founder and CEO of Artprice, this spectacular figure, achieved in 3.5 summer month (1 June 2012 – 18 September 2012), validates Artprice’s core conviction that standardisation of the art market is the master key to its dematerialisation, a phenomenon largely underway with Artprice’s fixed price and auction-brokerage Standardised Marketplace®.
Since 1 June 2012, the Art world’s key players institutions, universities, museums, foundations, libraries, legal & customs services, copywriters (e.g. ADAGP), insurers, encyclopaedic databases (e.g. Wikipedia), internet directories and of course auction houses, galleries and associations of valuers now have free and full access to Artprice’s Artists-index.com. This standardised database (Artist-id.com) is considered by far the most exhaustive artists-index in the world not just by the market, but also by art historians and researchers, as proved by the figures communicated today. Google, in the framework of its partnership with Artprice, has already made the entire source file of the database available on internet in English and five other languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese). To discover the extraordinary potential of this database, visit: http://web.artprice.com/artists/directory/A
Moreover, soon, all of the above-mentioned key users and market participants will be able to benefit from Artprice’s B2B development on open APIs using REST (Representational State Transfer) architecture, an innovative way of constructing an application for fixed and mobile systems using the Web’s original architecture. Artprice’s colossal artists database, added to daily, is the fruit of dozens of acquisitions worldwide and nearly a million hours of work by its historians, editors and developers from 1997 to 2012 (see details and background in Artprice’s 2011 Reference Document dated 27 July 2012, 178 pages, certified by and available on the AMF website http://www.amf-France.org).
According to thierry Ehrmann, Artprice’s strategy of making entirely free information available to the Art world and the spectacular initial results achieved in less than four month will enable Artprice to accelerate its standardisation of the art market and consolidate its position as an unavoidable global player in a deregulated auction environment by becoming a standardised infrastructure allowing, as of 2012, the processing of online auction brokerage operations (as defined in Article 5 of French Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011).
In sum, Artprice is generating a strong acceleration of the client database by making available to the art market not only the industrial processes based on tens of millions of proprietary data entries at the core of its Art Market standardisation strategy (Artist ID, Artwork ID, Catalogue ID, Catalogue Raisonné, References ID, etc.), but also (as of 1 August 2012) its open source artworks database (thanks notably to its partnership with Google since 2003) without any impact on its revenue or earnings for 2012 and Artprice’s clients will soon be able to enjoy open APIs created in REST architecture as well as a mobile applications for Ipad / Iphone and Google Android currently being developed.
Via these new vectors of market standardisation originating from its Standardised Art Marketplace (fixed-price and auction brokerage) Artprice can now transfer vast quantities of information to freeware mode with the goal of expanding its client database (with accompanying behavioural logs: purchases, sales, searches, art portfolios, etc.) from 1.71 million to 2 million before the end of the year, a target that according to the latest figures is well within reach.
Artprice is the global leader in databank on Artprices and indices with more than 27 million indices and auction results covering more than 500,000 artists. Artprice Images® offers unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world, a library of 108 million images or engravings of artworks from 1700 to the present day along with comments by Artprice’s art historians. Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 4,500 international auction houses and auctioneers and publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the main news agencies and 6,300 international written media. For its 1.71 million members (member log in), Artprice posts standardized adverts in what is today the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace® for buying and selling works of art by private contract or at auctions -regulated by French law alinéas 2 et 3 de l’article L 321.3 du code du commerce- (source Artprice).
Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video/, which headquarters are the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos
Artprice is listed on Eurolist B by Euronext Paris (SRD long only): Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF
Artprice releases: http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleaseen.htm
Follow all of the art market’s news with Artprice on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/artpricedotcom/
Contact: Josette Mey – tel: +33(0)478-220-000, e-mail: ir@artprice.com
Source: Artprice.com

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September 25, 2012 at 5:22 pm

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CNN Visits Jakarta and Tanjung Priok for ‘The Gateway’

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The Gateway from Jakarta airs at the following time in Jakarta: Sat, September 22 at 23:45 and Sun, September 23 at 14:45.
HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — This month on ‘The Gateway’, CNN correspondent Sara Sidner takes viewers to Jakarta, Indonesia, to explore the country’s largest seaport and the logistics behind it. The program will investigate the following stories:

CNN’s ‘The Gateway’ show visits Jakarta
Growing Pains – In the first quarter of 2012, Indonesia’s exports, which account for around 26% of GDP, were up 7.8% from a year earlier. But the country’s infrastructure has struggled to keep up. At the Port of Tanjung Priok, while annual volume of cargo has increased threefold, space remains at a premium. CNN meets one exporter who demonstrates his daily routine that involves plenty of ingenuity to keep his business working through Indonesia’s growing pains.
From Regional to Global – Jakarta is uniquely positioned at the center of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. And while it’s always been the hub of Indonesia, the country’s largest port has bigger ambitions. CNN reports on an ambitious plan to transform Tanjung Priok from a regional port to a global one. Last year, 18% of goods destined for Indonesia went through Singapore. Port officials in Jakarta intend to bring the number below 10%.
Securing the Port – CNN heads out with the Indonesian Coast Guard and meets a female captain dedicated to keeping Tanjung Priok a safe port of call.
A History at Sea – Jakarta has always been a city built on trade. Built on the world’s largest archipelago, that trade has always been linked to the sea. Just minutes from the modern Tanjung Priok, Jakarta’s ancient port is still active. CNN boards a traditional Pinisi schooner and connects with the city’s seafaring history.
About ‘The Gateway’:
‘The Gateway’ goes behind the scenes of the world’s major transport hubs, revealing the logistics that keep goods and people moving. The program’s compilation airs each month on CNN International.
Related Links:
The Gateway official site
http://www.facebook.com/cnninternational
@cnnasiapr
Source: CNN Communications Asia Pacific

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September 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

The CSR Asia Summit 2012 successfully holds in Beijing

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Responding to Global Challenges Through Innovation and Social Responsibility
BEIJING/PRNewswire/ — The CSR Asia Summit 2012 held on 18th and 19th September in Beijing was a great success. At the two-day conference, more than 450 delegates comprising Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) experts, governments, NGOs, enterprises, and academics participated in discussions around “Local Innovation for Global Challenges”.
Opening the conference, Mao Yu-shi, Economist and Founder of Unirule Institute of Economics, Tang Min, Counsellor of the State Council and Executive Vice-Chairperson of China Social Entrepreneur Foundation, Michael Schreiber, Co-President of GBCHealth, and Richard Welford, Chairman of CSR Asia delivered opening remarks, encouraging delegates to think more deeply about their social responsibilities.
Many of the discussions were about China playing a different role in the world: moving from being the “world’s factory” to a key market, a major global economy and home to an increasing number of world-class companies.
Along with these changes, the CSR landscapes in China and Asian countries have been changing too. Greater emphasis by governments to encourage CSR through regulation and voluntary initiatives has increased the number of companies adopting and reporting on their CSR initiatives. An increasingly vocal and sophisticated stakeholder base also means that companies are experiencing increasing pressure to demonstrate social responsibility. An increasingly affluent customer base is developing and many consumers are increasingly interested in green and ethical products. The rising popularity of the social media has facilitated public awareness and discussions about social and environmental issues. All these changes are challenging enterprises in Asia to develop CSR strategies and corporate communications to meet higher expectations and promote sustainable development.
Richard Welford, the Chairman of CSR Asia, said in his opening remarks: “China is facing the most dramatic changes in economics, politics, culture and social development since the reform of market economy 20 years ago. The rapid development of the Chinese economy and changes in society is having a huge influence on the economic landscape of the entire world. This is one reason why we wanted to have the leading Asian CSR event in Beijing this year. China has a significant role to play in promoting CSR in China and across the whole of Asia. Businesses will respond to these changes and will develop new and innovative strategies around CSR. CSR Asia hopes to gather CSR leaders together to discuss the role of business in finding solutions to the challenges of sustainable development.” Economist Mao Yu-shi also said, “In China, we are facing rapid economic development. Stakeholders want to understand how business and government can work together to contribute to sustainable social development.”
The 2012 CSR Asia Summit included roundtable discussions linked to four themes: CSR Problems and Challenges, Stakeholders, CSR Information Disclosure, and Solutions. Topics included: Water Recourses, Climate Change, Energy Issues, Public Health and CSR Strategy. The challenges associated with sustainable development were debated and the role of multinational and local companies discussed.
Valuable experiences of CSR practices in businesses were shared too. Addressing to the Local Innovations for Global Challenges, Director of Sustainability at Coca-Cola, Aurora Chen introduced in a roundtable meeting about their “5 BY 20” programme – involving 5 million women by 2020. She said: “Women around the world are already pillars of our business system. We are building on that foundation by implementing programmes to help 5 million women entrepreneurs throughout the Coca-Cola value chain to start their own business. Through the “5 BY 20″ programme, we hope to provide women with training, financing services and other help, to help them develop their own business.”
“Problems and Challenges”
In the session on “Problems and Challenges”, discussions included tackling enterprises’ water management, adapting to climate change, exploring efficient energy, and contributing to disaster preparedness and public health systems. Companies shared their experiences and provided practical suggestions and ideas on natural resource management. Many delegates saw water as an important part of every company’s value chain. No matter whether it is in production, operations, transportation, or consumption, water is becoming a big issue. Thus, proper water management was seen as useful and valuable to every enterprise.
In addition, discussing post-disaster reconstruction in Japan, participants raised their views and opinions about how disasters were changing enterprises’ awareness and understanding of responsibility, as well as how companies could establish and roll out disaster prevention and response systems when needed.
“Information Disclosure”
The Summit gave special attention to how social media impacts on the trends associated with CSR. The emerging social media is rapidly growing and involving more and more people. This has led to more participative discussions about the social and environmental aspects of sustainable development. We can see that across Asia people now have access to move information and have an effective way of communicating about social and environmental challenges. The “Information Disclosure” session discussed the most material issues that are concerned to the public. It also discussed new trends on reporting and the establishment of new types of information disclosure utilising social media.
Jean-Michel Dumont, Chairman of Ruder Finn Asia, hosted the workshop discussing he challenges of the social media and links to CSR. He said: “With a wide range of different stakeholders more involved in CSR practices, it is important for companies to work closely with other stakeholders, creating partnerships for change. In the era of the new social media, enterprises in the future can becomes advocates for change and can work with government and others to encourage better public discussions and involvement in finding sustainable development solutions. Speaking about how an enterprise should disclose the information to the stakeholders, Tencent’s strategic cooperation with the World Food Programme (WFP) was given as an example. Tencent showed how they use social media platforms to encourage people to participate in the projects in an effective way.”
“Stakeholders” and “Solutions”
Globalisation is providing opportunities and challenges for businesses. The session on “Stakeholders” addressed the expectations of governments, civil society organisations and examined how to develop effective partnerships with stakeholders.
In the final session about “Solutions”, delegates discussed how innovation and CSR was playing its role in economics, in social development and in establishing sustainable value chains. Discussions in this session included the sustainable sourcing of raw materials and crisis management for companies.
During the Summit, more than 50 local social enterprises, NGOs, and foundations took part in the CSR Marketplace, showcasing their innovative solutions around sustainable development, and communicating and discussing with representatives from enterprises about their projects and programmes.
The Summit was not only a great platform for various organizations to understand and analyse issues associated with CSR, it also highlighted some of the most important CSR trends in China and the rest of Asia. This provided CSR experts with insights into new and innovative ideas for their own performance, as well as contributed to China’s CSR development.
CSR Asia is pleased to recognize PR Newswire Asia as the Official Newswire Partner of the CSR Asia Summit 2012
About the Organiser: CSR Asia
CSR Asia is the leading provider of information, training, research and consultancy services on sustainable business practices in Asia. Focused on sustainable business practices, CSR Asia provides to enterprises and their stakeholders the cutting edge information, training, study and consultation services and promotes a balanced and sustainable development between Economics, Environment, and Society across the Asia Pacific region.
http://www.csr-asia.com
About the Communication Partner: Ruder Finn
Ruder Finn Inc. is one of the largest independent integrated communication firms in the world, with offices and branches around the world. Through these offices and its affiliates worldwide, the agency serves the global and local communication needs of over 250 corporations, governments and non-profit organizations. In China, Ruder Finn is the first PR agency that established a professional team for CSR consultancy and dissemination.
http://cn.ruderfinnasia.com/
Media Inquiry:
Ruder Finn Public Relations Consulting CSR Asia
HouXiaoying Vivian Zheng
Tel: +86-138-1061-0929 Tel: +86-138-1081-5480
E-Mail: houx@ruderfinnasia.com E-Mail: vivian.zheng@csr-asia.com
Source: CSR Asia

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September 25, 2012 at 3:26 pm

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The Rising Star in Apparel Sourcing, and the Future of ‘Made in China’

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Tradegood’s latest iBook release provides valuable insights into manufacturing trends
NEW YORK and HONG KONG/PRNewswire/ — Tradegood, a B2B sourcing community that connects responsible buyers with trusted suppliers, has released an iBook on Apple® iBookstore globally. Titled “Business Chain – World Consumer Drift in 2012”, this interactive magazine provides an analysis of global sourcing trends including the growth of apparel production in Bangladesh, the impact of shrinking consumer markets on Asia’s factories, and the future of manufacturing in China.

Tradegood’s latest iBook release provides valuable insights into manufacturing trends
“Through our interaction with more than 20,000 Tradegood community members spanning countries and industries and our DNA in the testing, inspection and certification industry, we are in a unique position to gain insights into sourcing trends, regulations, and their impact on the global market,” said William Quilindo, Chief Operations Officer, Tradegood. “Tradegood’s Business Chain provides reliable and up-to-date information for industry professionals to stay abreast of the latest trends and make informed business choices.”
Half-way through 2012, Tradegood looks at the situation in major consumer markets and where the smart money in manufacturing is for the rest of the year. With close-ups on the United States, China, Eastern and Western Europe, and Asia; Bangladesh and Indonesia are identified as the emerging sourcing markets. The publication also takes a deep-dive into the effect of rising wages on the competitive edge of Chinese factories, and the domestic manufacturing of toys, furniture and luxury goods.
A quarterly online magazine, Tradegood’s “Business Chain” is available to download for free on 32 Apple® iBookstores including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Australia, for viewing on an iPad. To download the iBook, please go to: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/business-chain-1/. The next issue will be published in January 2013.
About Tradegood
Tradegood is a B2B sourcing community that connects responsible buyers with trusted suppliers. By verifying suppliers’ identities, capacity, capabilities and compliance performance, Tradegood provides buyers with the information they need to choose the right people and organizations to form their global supply chain. For suppliers, Tradegood opens the door to the world’s biggest markets through leading brands, retailers and industry relationships. Backed by Intertek’s more than 127 years experience in inspection and verification across the supply chain ecosystem, Tradegood’s global network spans more than 100 countries, providing quality information to help companies do business right. Please visit: http://www.iTradegood.com
Contact:
Leah Taylor
Burson-Marsteller Hong Kong
+852-2963-6728
leah.taylor@bm.com
Source: Tradegood

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September 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm

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Singapore Center Uses Elekta’s Agility Beam-shaping Innovation for First Time in Radiotherapy Treatments of Cancer Patients

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First to use Agility in Singapore, Gleneagles Hospital dramatically accelerates therapy delivery and improves dose sculpting capabilities

SINGAPORE, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — On September 3, three patients became Gleneagles Hospital’s first to receive their radiation therapy treatments on the center’s new Elekta Synergy® treatment system equipped with Agility™* 160-leaf multi-leaf collimator (MLC). The beam-shaping solution’s ultra-fast leaf movements enabled clinicians at Gleneagles Hospital to cut treatment times nearly in half.

“Beam delivery for two of the patients took almost half the time it takes on the existing treatment system,” says Yak Koon Tay, Chief Physicist at Gleneagles Hospital. Gleneagles Hospital acquired Elekta Synergy in June with Agility integrated, powered by the Integrity™ R3.0 digital control system and is the first Center in Southeast Asia to have Agility 160-leaf MLC. The center also plans treatments with Elekta’s Monaco® treatment planning system.

“Patients benefit from various advantages that Agility brings, including low transmission, high leaf speed, optimal leaf width, orthogonal tracking jaws and consistently good penumbra and accuracy,” Mr. Tay observes. “With the low MLC transmission of less than 0.5 percent, patients with cancer will receive reduced mean dose to organs-at-risk.”

Integrity and Monaco bring added advantages
In addition to state-of-the-art beam shaping with Agility, Elekta Synergy promises smooth and safe delivery of all treatment techniques with the Integrity control system, he adds.

“Accuracy and performance are significantly improved with Integrity,” Mr. Tay says. “Continuously Variable Dose Rate [CVDR] — which allows the dose rate to be adjusted to its ideal value during delivery of both dynamic and VMAT techniques — makes the delivery of the prescription smoother and faster when compared to a discrete dose rate.”

Monaco — with the gold standard Monte Carlo dose algorithm — has helped physicians at Gleneagles Hospital provide fast and accurate dose delivery to patients, he adds.

“The measured dose in the phantom and planning dose are accurate and gives us confidence that what we plan is what we deliver,” he says.

On September 14, Gleneagles Hospital brought the Agility-equipped Elekta Synergy up to a full-day’s schedule of 25 to 30 patients.

Learn more about Agility at http://www.elekta.com/agility.

*Agility is not available for sale or distribution in all markets. Please contact the local Elekta representative for details.

For further information, please contact:
Johan Andersson Melbi, Investor Relations Manager, Elekta AB
Tel: +46 702 100 451, email: johan.anderssonmelbi@elekta.com
Time zone: CET: Central European Time

Michelle Joiner, Director, Global Public Relations and Brand Management, Elekta
Tel: +1 770-670-2447, email: michelle.joiner@elekta.com
Time zone: ET: Eastern Time

About Elekta
Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both healthcare providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.

Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,400 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. Website: http://www.elekta.com.

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September 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm

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35th Istanbul Jewelry Show October — Number One Jewelry Fair Establishing the Bridge Between Europe & Middle East

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ISTANBUL /PRNewswire/ — Istanbul Jewelry Show October, 35th Istanbul International Jewellery, Watch and Equipment Fair organized by UBM Rotaforte, will be held from 4 to 7 October 2012 in Hall 1 & Hall 2 of Istanbul Fair Center (CNR Expo). For 4 days, gold jewelry, diamond jewelry, all kinds of precious and semi-precious stones & pearls, silver jewelry, mountings, watches & clocks, machinery & equipments, packaging, display units, security devices, softwares will be displayed just for industry professionals.

Istanbul Jewelry Show, Opening Ceremony

Istanbul Jewelry Show October 2011, Fair Hall

Istanbul Jewelry Show, Product Photos

Istanbul Jewelry Show, Business Meetings

The Ultimate Trading Platform for Jewelry Industry Players Worldwide
The four-day event, occupying 22.000 sqm (gross) of exhibition space, will gather over 600 exhibitors from Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Canada, mainland China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (group pavilion), India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Poland, Singapore, S. Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand (country pavilion), United Arab Emirates, UK and USA. UBM Rotaforte expects the Fair to attract thousands of visitors from over 100 countries.
The must-visit marketplace for the great sourcing season
The unique positioning of Istanbul Jewelry Show as an important marketplace for Europe and Middle East, provides the best opportunities for suppliers and exhibitors meet buyers and build business & sales contacts with Turkey, EU, Middle and Near East, Russia & CIS Nations, Eastern European, North Africa and Mediterranean markets.
In addition to over 13.000 buyers badges have been sent out in advance, more than 1500 buyers from different countries and regions have pre-registered to date. This confirms that the Fair is truly a world-class trade event where one can conduct business with suppliers and buyers from all over the world.
Turkish Jewelry Industry
Turkey is the 3rd largest manufacturer of gold jewelry in the world. This capacity enables Turkish manufacturers to offer the best value prices and terms to your needs. In the past 20 years, Turkish gold jewelry producers had important success and Turkey had become the second biggest exporter of the world after Italy, the fifth largest importer and the third biggest producer after Italy and India. After India and USA, getting ahead of even China, Turkey is the third biggest gold consumer country of the world. The amount of 30 tons of export had reached 300 tons and the export had passed over 1.8 billion US dollars in 2011. The target of the sector is to increase its export to 5 billion USD. Istanbul Jewelry Show is the ideal place to source products on every category of price and quality, from price point merchandise to high-end design jewelry.
Notes to Editors
About UBM Rotaforte (www.ubmrotaforte.com)
UBM Rotaforte, a joint-venture company formed by UBM Asia and Rotaforte International Fairs Inc., owns the Istanbul Jewelry Show, an international exhibition for jewellery, gems , watches and related equipments. Now in its 26th year, the exhibition is held twice a year, in March and in October. Overall, the shows attract almost 60,000 visitors and 1,700 exhibitors, occupying net show floor space of more than 35,500 square metres. Products covered include gold, diamond and silver jewellery, precious and semi-precious stones, pearls, gold mountings, watches and clocks, machinery, tools and equipment, display units and security devices. The business is supported by the Turkish Jewellery Association JTR, a national trade body which represents more than 1,100 jewellery companies, including the major manufacturers. UBM Rotaforte also publishes a supporting magazine RFJ (in Turkish and English) and organises Turkish jewellery pavilions at a number of third-party events in Dubai, Italy, and India, as well as selling exhibition space into jewellery events in Russia and Ukraine.
About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 240 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia, we stage the leading events of their kind across the region. Our 200 events, 24 publications and 16 vertical portals serve over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant market news and industry trends, and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,100 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.
For press enquiries, please contact:
Selda Arık, Marketing Communications Executive, UBM Rotaforte
Tel: +90-212-519-0719
Fax: +90-212-513-3038
Email: selda.arik@ubm.com
Source: UBM Rotaforte

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September 25, 2012 at 10:30 am

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