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The Night for Charity and Excellence in Thailand — UBM Asia (Thailand) Pledged Itself to Both

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — UBM Asia (Thailand) donated THB100,000 (US$3,250) in the Dinner Talk & Charity Night hosted by Exhibition Department of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok on 25 September 2012.

Nucharin Paradeevisut (first from left in the front row), General Manager of UBM Asia (Thailand) joined the exhibition industry at TCEB Charity Night

Nucharin Paradeevisut, General Manager of UBM Asia (Thailand) with the two awards

TCEB is a public organisation established by Royal Decree in Thailand. Aimed to provide a platform that encourages knowledge exchange and networking for the exhibition industry gearing toward the commencement of ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 while doing good deeds to the Thai society, this special event has attracted over 300 industry stakeholders. A total donation of THB1,635,000 (US$53,250) collected from the industry people will be used to purchase artificial legs for the Prostheses Foundation of the H.R.H. the Princess Mother.
At the event, TCEB also held an award presentation to the winning contestants of “Believe in Thailand; the Next Best Shows” and “Better the Best” campaign, TCEB’s exhibition subsidy initiatives that are designed to help raise the competitiveness of overall domestic trade shows. UBM Asia (Thailand) has won “Increase in Total Overseas Participants” for Food Ingredient Asia 2011 under “the Next Best Shows” and received Appreciation Token for Renewable Energy Asia as one of the four champion exhibitions under the “Better the Best”.
Notes to Editors
1. About UBM Asia (
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, including 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 over 1,100 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.
2. About UBM plc (
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
For more information, go to; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM news.
For press enquiries, please contact:
Jennifer Law, Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications, UBM Asia
Tel: +852-2516-1691
Fax: +852-3749-7342
Elsie Hui, Corporate Marketing & Communications Executive, UBM Asia
Tel: +852-2516-1679
Fax: +852-3749-7342
Source: UBM Asia

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October 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm

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Getac Rugged Handheld Offers Multiple Functions — Just Change the Cap

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MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Rugged handheld users can now benefit from a device that offers multiple functions in one — simply by changing the cap.

Getac has launched the PS336 — a fully-rugged handheld that offers RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), long range Bluetooth, 1D laser barcode reader, and 3-in-1 card reader functionality (HF RFID reader, smart card reader, SAM card slots).

Users can easily switch between these functions thanks to Getac’s own Flexiconn™ technology, which allows various caps to be fitted and removed from the device depending on the primary function required. The PS336 also incorporates an open interface, meaning Independent Hardware Vendors can add new modules/caps to expand functionality.

Rowina Lee, Vice President of Getac Technology Corporation, says: “This new device offers maximum flexibility and will go a long way towards reducing the need for multiple devices in the field. Presently, users need to be equipped with a number of tools or devices to perform their tasks; the PS336 offers a new multi-solution.”

The device will be distributed by Synnex Australia, and field users in the utility, industrial, and manufacturing sectors are expected to make the most out of the new technology, which includes embedded RFID on the rear of the device (allowing operators to choose between cap and rear RFID functionality).

“We have designed and built the PS336 to be the most convenient and multi-functional handheld users can buy,” Ms Lee says. “Having multiple functions just a cap-click away makes the new handheld ideal for data capture in any environment. And in addition to Flexiconn, the device offers programmable keys so users can personalise and prioritise the functions most important to them.”

Andrew Yu, Senior Product Manager of Getac, from Synnex Australia, says that as well as being designed with convenience in mind, the PS336 offers advanced computing performance and rugged build.

“The device has a 1GHz processor (the fastest such CPU on any handheld), providing superior graphics performance while operating on low power consumption; the battery can last up to 12 hours with LiveSupport™ Battery Swappable Technology, meaning users can change the battery without shutting down the system.”

The PS336 is also built to a rugged Certification of MIL-STD 810G, and with an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of IP68, the device can be submerged in water for at least 30 minutes and will remain fully functional. It also offers Drop Protection to 6 feet.

Outdoor users will benefit from a Sunlight Readability of 600 nits, including BlanView high resolution (VGA) display. Those using mapping technology can also make the most of Geographic Information System features including GPS, e-compass, altimeter and 3-Axis Accelerometer, and 5-megapixel camera.

Mr Yu concludes: “While the PS336 is designed for the global market, given its functions and features, it’s almost as if it has been tailor-made for the Australian environment.”

For more product details, please visit:

About Getac

Getac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2011 consolidated revenue 25.3 billion USD), was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defence electronic products. Getac’s business coverage includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, government, communications, manufacturing and transportation applications ranging from fully rugged to commercial-grade rugged. Getac’s strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of customisation and all-aspect hardware-software integration solutions. For more information, visit:

About Synnex

Synnex Australia Pty Ltd (Synnex) is a global IT Supply Chain services company and one of the largest distribution companies within Australia. With a focus on pure value-added distribution, Synnex has the global backing and local experience to deliver an unparalleled level of service, support, logistics and competitive pricing to the marketplace. Synnex endeavours to service all businesses in the IT industry including SME Resellers, System Integrators, Computer Retailers, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Corporate Retailers, National Retailers and VARs. For more information, please visit:

Synnex Sales Contact:

Martin Gotthard / Justin Spencer

Synnex Service Contact
Khai Luu

Media Contact:

Chi-Wing Chan
+61-3-8540 8852

SOURCE Getac Technology Corporation

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October 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm

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PayPal Debuts Aimer as China’s Top Undergarment Brand for the Global Runway

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PayPal Brings ‘Designed in China’ Brand to Millions of Global Consumers and Top Overseas Markets through Cross-Border E-Commerce
SHANGHAI, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — PayPal, the global leader in online payments, recently announced that Aimer( ), the top undergarment brand in China, has decided to use PayPal’s online payment solution in its newly launched international online shopping mall( ). Leveraging its strong global reach with over 113 million active accounts in 190 markets worldwide and rich experience in facilitating cross-border e-commerce, PayPal will help Aimer achieve international recognition and become a top global undergarment brand from China.

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In its 20 years of history, Aimer has consistently focused on product quality and brand image. Penetrating China’s middle- and high-end undergarment markets, Aimer is now the market share leader in China according to the All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce. As one of the leading home-grown brands in China, Aimer recently unveiled its official English shopping store to target global consumers — an important step towards global branding and expansion.

As the most recognized and trusted online payment solution worldwide, PayPal not only has a vast global user base, but also has over 14 years of risk management and anti-fraud experience to ensure the security of merchants and consumers for e-commerce and online shopping.

Sun Wei, General Manager of Beijing Aimer International Trading Co., Ltd., said, “Aimer has large numbers of fans looking for high-quality goods in China, including an increasing number of foreign customers. It is high time for Aimer to expand our business globally. We have opened two flagship stores in Hong Kong as the first step, but we do believe that it will be a much more effective way to accelerate our global expansion by engaging in cross-border e-commerce. Since we opened our online shopping mall, we have received a high quantity of orders from overseas buyers paying with PayPal. We believe PayPal’s global recognition as a trusted payment platform and its vast user base around the world will help us grow our international sales.”

“The export of ‘Designed in China’ products is a growing trend, and we are delighted to enable Aimer to expand globally by sharing their Chinese brand and fashion designs to over 113 million PayPal users in 190 markets worldwide. Our collaboration with Aimer will be a global runway success as consumers around the world can now shop on Aimer’s international online store and pay with PayPal to easily add high-quality China-designed undergarments to their fashionable wardrobes,” says Alan Tien, General Manager of PayPal China.

Aimer is dedicated to “Beauty and Love” and integrates unique designs in each undergarment piece. Aimer owns a number of sub-brands for consumers of all ages. These brands are best suited for a comfortable wearing experience to reflect self-confidence and a positive attitude for life. Recently, Aimer has been very active in the fashion industry hosting fashion shows, model competitions and underwear exhibitions.

About PayPal

PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid. The service allows people to send payments without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts (where available) or credit cards. With more than 113 million active accounts in 190 markets and 25 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global commerce. PayPal is an eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) company. PayPal is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. and its international headquarters is located in Singapore. More information about the company can be found at

About Aimer

Founded in 1993, Aimer has ever since been dedicatedly supplying high-quality lingerie to urban women. Supported by professional design, exquisite craftwork and innovative ideas, Aimer Lingerie has created an abundance of both gorgeous and multifunctional fashion lingerie to meet the demands of its customers. For the last 19 years, Aimer’s lingerie has enabled urban woman to enhance their elegance and confidence. During that same time, Aimer has proudly become the only international lingerie brand in China. As a flagship brand in China’s lingerie industry, Aimer cherishes several elements which it infuses into all its work: “Exquisiteness, Elegance, Confidence”. In 1999, Aimer founded its “Aimer Human Engineering Research Center” with the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. The research center has developed a database with data on more than one million oriental women’s body shapes, and has therefore been able to develop lingerie design principles tailored to oriental women.

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Dickson Seow
PayPal Asia Pacific

Idran Junadi
The Hoffman Agency


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October 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm

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Interush Announces Exciting New Partnership for Macau Grand Prix

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IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Interush Inc., an international IT firm located in California is proud to announce a new partnership with the Bamboo Engineering Team.

Interush will be the primary sponsor of the team, with two cars scheduled to enter the final round of the 2012 World Touring Car Championship at Macau, this November. Both parties are also looking forward to working together for the 2013 season.

Interush has been impressed with the WTCC’s calendar, and particularly its coverage in Asia which holds race events in most of the key markets for the firm.

Bamboo Engineering Team principal Richard Coleman said: “I am incredibly excited to be able to reveal this partnership with Interush today. We are looking forward to delivering more solid results for Interush. Macau is such a historic venue and is the gateway to Asia for motorsport. There is no better place to showcase a new sponsor and we hope this will be the beginning of a fantastic new partnership.”

Founded in California in 2003, Interush currently markets within the rapidly expanding IT sector in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other English-speaking markets worldwide. It operates primarily in two IT market segments – Internet Productivity and Communications Applications; and Consumer Websites.

Interush CEO Marty Matthews said: “We are delighted to form a partnership with Bamboo Engineering at the WTCC event in Macau. Interush recognizes all the benefits of motorsports sponsorship. In recent years we have increased our brand awareness through sponsorships in NASCAR, IndyCar and Grand-Am racing, and now we are thrilled to be engaged with a WTCC team, that is very active in the dynamic Asian markets we operate in. We believe Bamboo Engineering to be the perfect team to showcase our brand to a worldwide audience.”

The first car will be piloted by, Alex MacDowall, who has an impressive racing career in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Championships and other renowned racing series.

The second car will be driven by Hong Kong driver, Darryl O’Young, the first Chinese to compete in the WTCC with Bamboo Engineering Team in 2010. O’Young’s career highlight includes winning the Macau Grand Prix three times.

The final round of the WTCC at Macau takes place over the weekend November 15-18, 2012.

To learn more about Interush Inc., visit

To learn more about Bamboo Engineering Team, visit

Source: Interush Inc.

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October 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm

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Commitment to Gender Parity Delivers Concrete Results at the Renault-Nissan Alliance

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PARIS, Oct. 10, 2012/PRNewswire/ —

  • Women make up 15% of Renaults key global executive positions
  • Percentage of women in Renaults new car sales workforce in France has doubled since 2009
  • Percentage of women at senior-management level at Nissan globally jumps 75% compared with three years ago

The Renault-Nissan Alliance’s commitment to gender parity has resulted in significant advancements for women at both Renault and Nissan.

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The Alliance provides an annual update on gender parity during the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, an international conference that takes place Oct. 10-12 in Deauville, France. The yearly gathering aims to level the playing field for women in industry, academia, politics and society.

Among the 2012 findings at Renault and Nissan:

  • Two out of Renault’s 10-member executive committee are women, giving Renault one of the highest percentages of women at the senior executive management level in the global automotive industry. These executives are Marie-Françoise Damesin, Executive Vice President of Human Resources; and Mouna Sepehri, Executive Vice President of the Office of the CEO.
  • Women make up 15% of Renault’s key global executive positions.
  • Women make up 17% of Renault’s total workforce and 14% of Renault’s manufacturing workforce.
  • In new car sales, women account for 34% of the workforce in France, more than double compared to 2009. Renault aims to have women account for 50% of all new sales jobs.
  • In France, Renault’s entry-level brand Dacia has already accomplished its goal of hiring women for half of all new sales jobs. In 2012, 80% of all new sales recruits were women.
  • Renault has developed ‘Women@Renault,’ an internal professional network with 3,300 members and local communities in 11 countries. The network is part of Renault’s broader corporate social responsibility strategy to strengthen gender diversity across all functions globally.
  • Women account for 7% of senior-level managers at Nissan globally, up compared to 4% in 2009.
  • At Nissan in Japan, women comprise 4% of senior-level managers, up from 3% a year ago.
  • In Japan, women account for 6.7% of manager-level positions and higher, compared to an average of 2.9% for Japanese companies with 5,000 employees and more, according to the Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

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Mia Nielsen

Source: Renault-Nissan Alliance

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October 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm

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