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Shipboard Entertainment/Amusements Industry to Have Major Impact at Cruise Shipping Miami 2013

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– New exhibition venue to showcase latest in electronic, arcade games
MIAMI /PRNewswire/ — From air hockey to video car racing to rooms full of electronic-game consoles, shipboard computer and arcade-style games have become a significant source of on-board revenue for cruise lines. With the ongoing growth of the amusements industry at sea, the entertainment-gaming sector will have a greatly enhanced presence at a new pavilion in the exhibition at Cruise Shipping Miami, March 11-14, 2013.
The new Amusements and Recreational Attractions Pavilion at the Cruise Shipping Miami trade show will feature industry leaders Sega Amusements, Benchmark Games Inc., Betson Enterprises, BMI Merchandise, CORE Cashless and Brady Distributing Company. Another big name in the sector, Namco Entertainment Inc. – makers of the PAC-MAN series of games – is exhibiting in the Information & Entertainment Technology section of the exhibition.
“As more and more families take to cruising, we have seen a massive increase in the size of the arcade and gaming venues on contemporary cruise liners,” said Peter Gustafson, general manager for Sega Amusements. “Whether it’s a mother playing Sonic Air Hockey with her son or a father and daughter racing head-to-head in GRID, our new driving game, cruise lines look to us to supply them with the latest editions of electronic games and arcade-style entertainment.”
Serving markets across the globe, SEGA Amusements is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA Corporation, Japan. SEGA Amusements creates state-of-the-art interactive video, photo-tainment, self-contained merchandisers, kiddie rides and redemption games.
Benchmark Games features a line of single- and multiplayer redemption and merchandise games.
Betson Enterprises will be displaying a varied mix of titles from leading game designers. BMI Merchandise – whose motto is Fun Is the Ultimate Prize – is a leading supplier of merchandise for redemption centers, tickets-to-prizes kiosks, direct-pay games, promotional events and parties.
CORE Cashless provides cashless payment systems for the amusement and recreation industries. Brady Distributing Company offers sales and service for more than 70 manufacturers and serves as the authorized service center for several manufacturers.
NAMCO Entertainment Inc. is a member of the BANDAI NAMCO Group, a publicly traded global network of more than 80 corporations and one of the foremost designers of electronic entertainment.
Attendee and exhibitor registration and hotel-request forms are available online at http://registration3.experientevent.com/ShowCRU131/Default.aspx
For information about exhibiting or attending, visit http://www.cruiseshippingevents.com/miami.
WHERE: Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 USA
MEDIA REGISTRATION: Media credentials are issued to bona fide journalists covering the convention. Review the media policy, request a media registration online or contact Buck Banks.
MEDIA CONTACT: Buck Banks, +1-305-461-3300, buck@newmanpr.com
CONVENTION CONTACT: UBM Live, 300 American Metro Blvd., Suite 125, Hamilton NJ 08619 USA
Phone: +1-609-759-4700; fax: +1-609-759-4774; info@cruiseshippingmiami.com
Social Media
Additional news, information and announcements about Cruise Shipping Miami is available at http://www.cruiseshippingevents.com/miami. Find Cruise Shipping Miami on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CruiseShippingMiami, on Twitter at twitter.com/@CruiseShipping, and LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1938947&trk=anet_ug_hm.
The Cruise Shipping Portfolio
The Cruise Shipping Portfolio organized by UBM Live includes Cruise Shipping Miami, Cruise Shipping Asia and Seatrade Med.
Since 1985 Cruise Shipping Miami has been the world’s premier annual event for the global cruise industry, featuring a three-day exhibition and four-day conference that draw more than 11,000 attendees and over 1,000 exhibiting companies from more than 120 countries.
About UBM Live
UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as Routes, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.
Source: Cruise Shipping Miami

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February 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm

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New Workplace Standard: Companies Should Measure “Quality of Life per Square Foot”

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CoreNet Global advocates employee wellness, work-life supports as a new business model for companies to adopt
SHANGHAI/PRNewswire/ — Companies should measure “quality of life per square foot,” and give their knowledge workers more influence in major changes, including workspace design, according to CoreNet Global’s new position statement, which advocates for the quality of working environments and work experiences as a socially responsible corporate practice.
“Enhancing worker experiences to promote employee wellness and engagement” will be among the topics examined at the CoreNet Global Asia-Pacific Summit in Shanghai this March 26–28.
Click here for more about the Shanghai Summit.
CoreNet Global’s 7,700+ members influence the design and operation of corporate workplaces worldwide.
With as much as 70-percent of knowledge workers either unengaged or actively disengaged on the job, the economic stakes are increasing, as is the value of human capital.
CoreNet Global is calling on the corporate community to improve their workplaces with:
Holistic, integrated workplace design with open, progressive workspaces designed for collaboration, focus, learning and socializing; complemented by telework and other forms of mobile work when applicable
Emphasis on sustainable features promoting health and wellness, such as:
Use of non-toxic and reused materials
Ergonomic furniture and equipment
Access to daylight and open views complemented by energy-efficient windows
Natural ventilation via mixed-mode conditioning
Balanced temperature controls
High-performance lighting systems
Shading, cool roofs and green roofs
Water conservation and storm water management
Incorporation of amenities with an eye toward integrated wellness, such as:
Flexible work terms and work schedules
“Third places” and “third spaces” as alternatives to the main workplace
Integration of personal devices with company systems as an extension of the work-life support “eco-system” where employees use their own technology for work (“BYOT”)
Fitness centers, walking and running trails
Cafeteria, cafe environments and food services emphasizing healthy options and offerings such as fresh, local foods with programs promoting healthy eating
Encouraging commuter-carbon footprint reduction through:
Public transit links, transit and car pool incentives, bike paths and bike storage
The advocacy statement also recommends that corporate real estate executives shift away from traditional “two-dimensional metrics” for productivity like cost per square foot or revenue per employee. In some companies, a more pronounced partnership is emerging between the CRE and HR sides of the corporate back office.
NOTE: The “Quality-of-Life per square foot approach” to real estate is a philosophy developed by Sodexo, a CoreNet Global Strategic Partner. Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance.
With more than 7,700 members internationally, CoreNet Global is the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate and workplace executives, service providers, and economic developers. Please visit http://www.corenetglobal.org for more information. Press interested in covering the Shanghai Summit may email david@harrisoncommunications.net.
CONTACT:
Richard Kadzis
+1-404-589-3240
rkadzis@corenetglobal.org
Source: CoreNet Global

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February 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm

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NATS and Mitsubishi Research Institute Target ATM Projects in Japan

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FAREHAM, England/PRNewswire/ —
NATS, the UK based global provider of air traffic services, has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI), Japan.
The MoU will see NATS and MRI explore opportunities for collaboration on various Air Traffic Management (ATM) projects. These are likely to include Air Traffic Flow Management in Japan and the Asia Pacific region; and increasing capacity and optimisation of ground operations at a number of airports.
Richard Deakin, NATS Chief Executive Officer, and Etsuo Isobe, MRI Management Executive Officer, signed the agreement at a ceremony held on Monday 4 February at the British Embassy, Tokyo.
The event was hosted by Tim Hitchens, British Ambassador to Japan.
Mr Hitchens said: “Civil aerospace is a sector that the UK Government attaches a great deal of importance to. It is a real pleasure to see that NATS and MRI have now signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable them to work together in providing the latest, modern flight management services to airport projects both in Japan and overseas.
“We hope that the signing of this memorandum will lead to a strong partnership between NATS and MRI and we wish them every success for the future expansion of their business.”
Mr Deakin commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity to continue our growth in the Far East, and the MRI is an ideal partner. NATS’ world-class knowledge and expertise in air traffic management, combined with MRI’s knowledge of the Japanese and Asian markets is an exciting proposition and I look forward to the results.”
Mr Isobe added: “I believe that a partnership with NATS is a perfect fit for MRI. It will help consolidate our domestic competitiveness, while a fusion of NATS’ and MRI’s knowledge and expertise will support further development in the wider Asia-Pacific region. This will be a wonderful partnership.”
MRI has a wide ranging ATM strategy that encompasses both long and short term projects in Japan. These include demand forecasting and air traffic control optimisation – areas where NATS has a proven record of success elsewhere in the world.
This memorandum builds upon a period of rapid international growth for NATS, which is now working in 30 countries across six continents.
Over the past two years NATS has helped redesign the airspace in Singapore and Hong Kong, boosted airspace capacity in Qatar and secured the Aena air traffic control tower contract in Spain.
At the same time NATS continues to provide services at the UK’s 15 leading airports and last year handled 2.2 million flights through UK airspace.
About NATS
NATS is the UK’s leading provider of Air Traffic Management (ATM) services, handling 2.2 million flights in 2011/12, covering the UK and eastern North Atlantic. NATS provides air traffic control from centres at Swanwick, Hampshire and Prestwick, Ayrshire.
NATS also provides air traffic control services at 15 of the nation’s major airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow, together with air traffic services at Gibraltar Airport.
About Mitsubishi Research Institute
MRI is a leading research and consulting firm in Japan, employing around 800 people in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.
Making full use of integrated interdisciplinary knowledge, MRI provides research and consulting services in a wide range of areas, from economy and industry to social systems, energy, environment, science and technology, as well as IT solutions to government and commercial clients.
http://www.nats.co.uk
Source: NATS

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February 7, 2013 at 11:58 am

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Peter Oswald of Mondi Named RISI’s 2013 European CEO of the Year

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BRUSSELS /PRNewswire/ — RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, has named Mr. Peter J Oswald, Chief Executive Officer of Mondi Europe & International, as the 2013 European CEO of the Year. The award will be presented to Mr. Oswald during RISI’s European Pulp & Paper Conference. The conference will be in Vienna, Austria, April 22-24, 2013.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080521/NEW122LOGO )
In addition to collecting his award at the RISI European Conference, Mr. Oswald will join the CEO panel and present the keynote speech.
Mr. Oswald was nominated by a group of investment analysts and portfolio managers covering the European pulp and paper industry. The criteria for nomination included leadership, vision and strategic accomplishment.
Mr. Oswald was selected as the winner due to his significant achievements and overall leadership of Mondi Europe & International. Regarding Mr. Oswald’s leadership, one nominator commented “The European operation has been consistently well led and has included some significant and bold diversification which it has been getting just right.”
Mondi, with production operations across 30 countries and almost 26,000 employees, is an international packaging and paper group. Mondi has key operations in central Europe, Russia and South Africa.
Mr. Oswald holds a master of business from the WU-Vienna Business School and a master of law from the University of Vienna. Before joining Mondi, he began his career with Deutsche Bank and automotive company KTM. In 1992, he joined the Mondi Group as the head of internal audit of the subsidiary Frantschach and later became corporate controller. After serving as chief executive of the bag and flexibles business from 1995 to 2001, overseeing its recovery and expansion, Peter was appointed chief executive of Mondi Packaging Europe in UK in 2002, leading its subsequent integration with Frantschach into the new Mondi packaging division in 2004.
At the beginning of 2008 Peter joined the Mondi Board as chief executive officer of the Group’s Europe & International Division, comprising all the former Mondi Packaging and Mondi Business Paper operations outside South Africa. Peter serves as a non-executive director of Telekom Austria AG. He is Chairman of the Energy Committee of the Austrian Industry Association, Vice President of the Vienna Industry Association and President of respACT-austrian business council for sustainable development. He is member of the executive committee and board of CEPI.
RISI organizes four regional CEO awards each year in Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America, which are handed out to the winners at the regional RISI conferences. RISI also presents the Global CEO of the Year award during the PPI Awards event.
Previous European CEO of the Year winners are Miles Roberts, DS Smith in 2012; Jussi Pesonen, UPM in 2011; Jouko Karvinen, Stora Enso in 2010; Christian Rynning-Tonnesen of Norske Skog in 2009; Jouko Karvinen, Stora Enso in 2008; and UPM’s Jussi Pesonen in 2007.
For Press Enquiries, please contact:
Caitlin Howe
Marketing Specialist
O: +1.781.734.8956
E: events@risi.com
Notes to Editors:
1) About the European Pulp and Paper Outlook Conference
The 15th RISI European Pulp and Paper Outlook Conference will be held at the Vienna Marriott Hotel in Austria on April 22-24, 2013. The conference will address some of the key issues facing the European pulp and paper industry. More information regarding the conference program and registration details can be found at http://www.risi.com/euroconf.
2) About Mondi
Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, with production operations across 30 countries and revenues of €5.7 billion in 2011. The Group’s key operations are located in central Europe, Russia and South Africa and as at the end of 2011. Mondi employs almost 26,000 people.
Mondi is fully integrated across the paper and packaging process, from the growing of wood and the manufacture of pulp and paper (including recycled paper), to the conversion of packaging papers into corrugated packaging, industrial bags and coatings.
The Group is principally involved in the manufacture of packaging paper, converted packaging products and uncoated fine paper (UFP).
Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. The Group has been recognised for its sustainability through its inclusion in the FTSE4Good UK, Europe and Global indices since 2008 and the JSE’s Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.
3) About RISI (www.risi.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions.
Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.
4) About UBM plc ( http://www.ubm.com )
UBM plc is a leading global 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. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
Source: RISI

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February 7, 2013 at 10:59 am

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A Worldwide Conference about Toilet Paper and Facial Tissue?

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BARCELONA, Spain/PRNewswire/ — It might strike some people as a pretty bizarre idea, but there is actually a worldwide conference and tradeshow that covers soft hygienic tissue paper products like toilet paper, facial tissue, paper towels and table napkins. Called Tissue World, the event was started in 1993 in the beautiful French Riviera town of Nice.

Toilet paper is a multi-billion business
In fact the gathering, which is held in Europe every two years, has grown steadily and now attracts thousands of visitors from the tissue paper business from more than 90 countries around the world. In March the event will celebrate its 20th anniversary and be held in Barcelona, Spain.
Tissue products are big business and include some of the world’s very famous brands such as Kleenex, Charmin, Tempo, Bounty, Scott, Tork, Cottonelle, White Cloud, Lotus, Quilted Northern, Angel Soft and many others.
In addition, the private brands created for retailers are also giant part of the business. Whether big brands or private label products, these Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) account for global sales estimated to total a massive US$80 billion.
They are also big drivers of traffic for retailers ranging from the giants like Walmart, Carrefour and Costco all the way down to small mom-and-pop corner stores. Tissue products are an essential part of daily life for billions of people around the world and retailers know that by advertising good prices for these essentials they will bring consumer traffic to their retail outlets.
Believe it or not, tissue product manufacturing is a very high tech industry. It has been stated that the modern tissue machine running at more than 2200 m/m (which is equivalent to 132 km/h or 82 mph) has more sophisticated automation controls than a modern airliner. The scale of investment to get into the tissue producing business can range from a couple million dollars for a small converting line although it up to hundreds of millions dollars for a complete modern paper mill with large-scale converting and packaging equipment.
For more information about the tissue paper business, and to attend the Tissue World show in Barcelona which will take place during 18 to 21 March, go to http://www.TissueWorld.com.
Contact:
Ivan Ferrari
Phone Number: +65 6592 0886
Email: Ivan.Ferrari@ubm.com
Source: Tissue World – UBM

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February 7, 2013 at 10:17 am

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