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This Month on CNN’s ‘On China’: Cinema

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ —
http://www.cnn.com/onchina
Featuring:
Dan Mintz, CEO of DMG Entertainment Group
Jin Yimeng (Eva), Chinese Screenwriter and Director
Lu Chuan, Chinese Screenwriter and Director
It’s now the world’s second largest box office and while all eyes are on the Oscars this month, there’s no denying Chinese cinema’s importance.

Left to right, Lu Chuan, Kristie LuStout, DanMintz and Eva Jin
Three of the industry’s top movie makers join Kristie Lu Stout on location at the world’s largest outdoor film studio in Hengdian, China to discuss what the country’s moviegoers want, need and how they make top-grossing films in the world’s fastest growing movie market.
Guests:
Dan Mintz, CEO of DMG Entertainment Group, co-producer of “Iron Man 3” with Disney. Mintz’s other co-production, “Looper”, did well at the box office in China. Mintz has said: “Our real focus at this point is making international films, international wide-release, star-driven (films) with Chinese elements in them. It’s a very specific criterion as we look for the right kind of story that will resonate around the world and in China.”
Jin Yimeng (Eva Jin), her film “Sophie’s Revenge” (2009) earned 100M RMB ($15M US) at the box office, making her the first female director to break that symbolic barrier. She was also the first filmmaker to prove that a romantic comedy could be a large scale commercial success in China. She worked with Zhang Ziyi in “Sophie’s Revenge,” and is now working with Fan Bingbing for her next film out in Summer 2013.
Lu Chuan, considered one of the most talented young directors in China, his third film, “City of Life and Death” (2009) had a box office return of 180M RMB ($20M US). His recent film, “The Last Supper,” was a historical drama and a commercial failure in China. He believes the failure helped him to understand the taste of the audience and status of the market.
Airtimes (Hong Kong/ Beijing/ Taipei/ Singapore/ Kuala Lumpur)
Wednesday, February 20 at 1830 HKT
Saturday, February 23 at 1330 HKT
Sunday, February 24 at 2130 HKT
Saturday, March 2 at 2130 HKT
Sunday, March 3 at 1330 HKT
About ‘On China’
‘On China’ is CNN’s first ever regular series focused on the country, and the first by any international television news network. The monthly show hosted by CNN correspondent and anchor Kristie Lu Stout provides viewers with a unique insider’s view of China from within its own borders.
In each 30-minute show, Kristie Lu Stout sits down with thought and business leaders from within China’s borders for a roundtable discussion about what really drives this world power and economic giant.
Related Links:
http://www.cnn.com/onchina
Twitter: #CNNOnChina
About CNN
CNN is the world’s leading global 24-hour news network and one of the world’s most respected and trusted sources for news and information. The CNN brand is available to two billion people via 18 CNN branded TV, internet and mobile services produced by CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System Inc and a Time Warner company. CNN International is the international directorate of CNN Worldwide and distributes news via 14 services in seven different languages. CNN International can be seen in more than 266 million households and hotel rooms in over 200 countries and territories worldwide, including over 46 million across the Asia Pacific region and online at http://www.cnn.com/international.
Get the latest social media updates from CNN at:
facebook.com/cnninternational
@cnnasiapr
Follow Kristie Lu Stout at:
@klustout
facebook.com/KristieLuStout
gplus.to/klustout
Contact:
Ingrid Hsu / Alisa Matthews
Tel: +852-3128-3568 / +852-3128-3779
E-mail: ingrid.hsu@turner.com / alisa.matthews@turner.com
Source: CNN International

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February 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm

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Istanbul Jewelry Show in March Will be the Premiere Marketplace for Conducting Business and Networking

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ISTANBUL /PRNewswire/ — Turkey’s number one jewellery show organised by UBM Rotaforte, Istanbul Jewelry Show, will be held from 21-24 March 2013 in five halls at the Istanbul Fair Center (CNR Expo). The four-day event will occupy more than 40,000 square metres of exhibition space and gather over 1,000 exhibitors from 25 countries with an extensive display of the latest products and trends exclusive for industry professionals.

Istanbul Jewelry Show 2012, Product Photo

ISTANBUL JEWELRY SHOW 2012, Business Meetings

ISTANBUL JEWELRY SHOW 2012, Business Meetings

ISTANBUL JEWELRY SHOW 2012,Fair Hall
TEB is the Main Sponsor of Istanbul Jewelry Show March!
Addressing a broad segment with its Gold Banking products meeting the expectations of both the jewellers and retail customers, Turk Ekonomi Bankasi (Turkish Economy Bank / TEB) becomes the main sponsor of Istanbul Jewelry Show and continues to support the jewelers and the sector. TEB Gold Banking will provide personnel specialized in the jewelry sector for its booth in the Show and introduce products such as Gold Loan, Installment Gold Loan, Gold Collection System and Jeweler Package Insurance to the visitors.
Turkish Jewelry Industry
As one of the major players in the world jewellery industry, Turkey is a leading manufacturing and export base that offers abundant opportunities as it is located on the crossroads of three continents and provides a vital focal point for neighbouring countries. In the past 25 years, Turkish gold jewellery producers have been very successful and Turkey became the second biggest exporter in the world after Italy, the fifth largest importer and the third biggest producer after Italy and India. The total value of exports was over 1.8 billion US dollars in 2012.
The must-visit marketplace
With Turkey’s strategic location, Istanbul Jewelry Show has a unique positioning as an important marketplace for both Europe and the Middle East, providing the best opportunities for suppliers and exhibitors to meet buyers, build business and sales contacts with Turkey, the EU, the Middle and Near East, Russia and the CIS Nations, Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Mediterranean markets.
Turkish Design Jewelry
Turkish jewellery is both an art and a craft. Inspired by 5,000 years of cultural and historical heritage in Anatolia and combined with the latest technology, outstanding craftsmanship, immense variety, flexible production capacity, excellent finishing quality, competitive prices and the shortest delivery time, Istanbul Jewelry Show is an ideal place to source products in every category of price and quality, from price point merchandise to high-end design jewellery.
Great Support to Istanbul Jewelry Show
Istanbul Jewelry Show is supported by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy, Istanbul Precious Minerals and Jewellery Exporters’ Association (IMMIB), Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organisation (KOSGEB), Jewellery Exporters’ Association (JTR), certified by the Union of International Fairs (UFI) and the Quality Management System ISO-9001, ensuring that it represents an outstanding international trade event serving the fast growing domestic and international markets surrounding Turkey.
Special Hosted Buyer’s Programme
Istanbul Jewelry Show is a business hub, aims to enhance the business traffic in one of the fastest growing business environment. Therefore, UBM Rotaforte organizes special buyer delegations from Jordan, Lebanon, Russia and United Arab Emirates in order to improve the business traffic.
Special Hosted Buyer’s Programme from Austria, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Tunisia, Ukraine and United Arab Emirates is organized with the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy.
Seperate and Interconnected Halls for Different Product Groups
The exhibition halls are designed and grouped by product in order to save time and increase efficiency for buyers as they tour around. There will be five national and group pavilions from mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Italy and Thailand.
Online Pre-registration
The new registration system is now available. Visitors can pre-register online at http://www.istanbuljewelryshow.com and get their e-badges before the show to avoid long queues at registration counters.
Travel & Accommodation
Show attendees fly to Ataturk Airport which is two minutes away from the Fair venue. Turkish Airlines offer daily flights from all over the world. Various travel & accommodation choices are available for every need of price, quality and distance to the fair ground. Please visit http://www.istanbuljewelryshow.com for details.
Notes to Editors
About UBM Rotaforte ( http://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 ( http://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.
Contact:
Ms. Tulin Bozkurt Bulut
Marketing Communications Manager
UBM Rotaforte
Email: tulin.bozkurt@ubm.com
Tel: +90 212 519 0719
Fax: +90 212 513 3038
Source: UBM Rotaforte

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February 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm

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Accel Telecom Launches First Standalone Connected Car Smartphone

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TEL AVIV, Israel/PRNewswire/ —
VOYAGER connects drivers easily, clearly and safely
Accel Telecom, a leading Israeli telecommunications company, has officially launched VOYAGER, the ultimate Connected Car Smartphone device. VOYAGER is the first standalone Connected Car Smartphone device that can be easily installed in any car and operates using an existing phone number via a twin-SIM.
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130218/594459 )
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130218/594459-b )
View the You Tube video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQiT2ldUqbY&feature=youtu.be
VOYAGER is a dedicated Connected Car Smartphone device that provides drivers with a safer and superior Connected Car experience. The device combines Android based Smartphone technology with an HSUPA Qualcomm module to deliver a driver centric device that ensures safer calling, easy navigation via a dedicated Waze launcher key and multiple car focused applications.
VOYAGER is designed to enhance safe driving with hands-free dialing, dedicated large physical keys, crystal clear, echo free sound quality and an in-car 3G WiFi Hotspot connection among the many core features. VOYAGER also connects to the car on-board diagnostics (OBD) to allow car diagnostics, fleet management applications and more.
At some point in the future, every car will need to be connected to the outside world through a cellular network. The most user-friendly and secure way to enable this is by embedding a SIM card and a communication module inside the car.
GSMA’s mAutomotive Report, 2012
Shmulik Keret, VP Waze, said: “VOYAGER will provide drivers with a superb Waze navigation experience and we are excited to partner with Accel Telecom on this innovative connected car device.”
Marc Seelenfreund, CEO Accel, said: “Our user-friendly, cost effective and secure Carfone devices have seen substantial market success. We expect strong demand for the new generation VOYAGER Connected Car Smartphone device in both European and US markets in line with recent industry reports and our own research with industry influencers.”
Key features:
Android UI
HSUPA Qualcomm based device
In-car 3G-WiFi Hotspot connectivity
Integration with Google and Exchange
High level noise reduction and echo cancelation
Voice activation
Driver centric design to ensure safe driving
Dedicated hard keys for safe intuitive operation
Car centric applications for advanced communication
Dedicated Waze launcher key for easy navigation
Crystal clear echo free sound quality
Connection to OBD via BT or RS232
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Accel Telecom
Accel Telecom is a leader in the Israeli telecommunications market known for its ability to introduce the newest and most robust solutions in IP, wireless and cellular technologies to the telecom market. Accel work with leading telecom and mobile operators providing cutting edge communications solutions.
Press Contacts
Jamie Ivory
Hotwire PR
Tel: +44(0)207-608-2500
Email: Accel@hotwirepr.com
Source: Accel Telecom Ltd

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February 19, 2013 at 11:35 am

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FMC China 2013 Online Pre-registration has been Launched

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SHANGHAI/PRNewswire/ —
will be held together with FMC Premium 2013 and Furniture China 2013
September 11 to 14 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
woodworking machinery and furniture raw materials
71,000 Sqm 850 exhibitors and 35,000 Trade Buyers
“Furniture Manufacturing & Supply China 2013 (FMC China 2013)” will be staged at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC) from 11-14 September, 2013, concurrently with “FMC Premium 2013”. The show will comprise four indoor halls, H1, H2, H3, and H4. The total surface area will be 71,000 sqm and it is expected to attract 850 exhibitors.

FMC China 2012 onsite photo

FMC B2B Buyer Sourcing Event
FMC China 2013 will be held concurrently with Furniture China 2013 in Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC), one of the biggest furniture shows in the world. The visitor’s badge is valid for both shows, and a shuttle bus will be specially arranged for visitors’ convenience between two venues.
The Exclusive Exhibitors’ Interactive Promotion
FMC China 2013 has launch Exhibitors’ Interactive Promotion Event in 2013, including:
Visitors Invitation by Exhibitors
Official Website and Sina Weibo Cooperation
FMC Promotion on Relevant Exhibition by Exhibitors
Advertising Cooperation
The exhibitor who has successfully invited trade buyers to FMC China 2013 by the above four methods will get special discounts in the next year such as the booth fee discount, onsite video promotion, brand promotion on official website and Weibo, catalogue advertisement and show preview advertisement discount.
FMC B2B Buyer Sourcing Event
FMC B2B buyer sourcing event is a special service for domestic and overseas buyers who have procurement requirements. According to the information and requirements provided by trade buyers, the organizer will help to match suitable furniture manufacturing suppliers, and with the face-to-face onsite platform, both sides will have the chance to get a further communication and reach an effective and sustainable business deal.
The exhibitor who has confirmed booth and payment will get the priority of supplier matching service. Since FMC has a huge and high-quality database, the organizer will prepare One-to-One Sourcing Meeting for big buyers and hold large Buyer Sourcing Event onsite to let both trader buyers and suppliers to sign up deals.
FMC online pre-registration, please visit: http://www.fmcchina.com.cn
Source: Sinoexpo

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February 19, 2013 at 11:24 am

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1.7 Million Downloaded iPhone/Android App in Japan, “Japanese Translation”, Available Now for English Speaking Users Worldwide

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The Best Japanese Translation App for Japanese Learning Users

TOKYO, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Excite Japan Co., Ltd. announced today that it has launched the English optimized version of Android app “Japanese Translation” for Japanese learning users worldwide.

1.7 Million Downloaded iPhone/Android App in Japan, “Japanese Translation”, Available Now for English Speaking Users Worldwide
“Japanese Translation”, which has been downloaded 1.7 million times in Japan, is one of the most popular translation app in the country for its high quality English-Japanese and Japanese-English translation. In addition, user-friendly interface and multiple features specialized for smartphone users are well appreciated.

“We believe that this app will help millions of Japanese learning users in English speaking countries worldwide,” said Hideyuki Okada, General Manager of Smartphone Business Department of Excite Japan Co., Ltd. “Japanese Translation is an app to support learning and communicating in Japanese which would lead to better understanding of beautiful Japanese culture.”

iPhone version of “Japanese Translation” is also available which has been released in late November 2012 and has been downloaded by more than 100,000 users since the launch.

Available Now at Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.excite.translate
Available Now at App Store: http://appstore.com/japanesetranslation

[About the App]

App Name: Japanese Translation
Price: Free
Category: Android=Productivity / App Store=Reference
Requirements: Android OS2.2+ / iPhone with iOS 5.0+
Google Play URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.excite.translate
App Store URL: http://appstore.com/japanesetranslation

* This application uses English-Japanese/Japanese-English translation engines of “The Honyaku Enterprise”, authorized by Toshiba Solutions Corporation.

* “The Honyaku Enterprise” is a trademark of Toshiba Solutions Corporation.

About Excite Japan

Excite Japan Co., Ltd. was established in 1997 as a joint venture, with Excite Inc. of the U.S. and the ITOCHU Corporation Group as the major shareholders. Thereafter, Excite has pursued an independent strategy in developing its Internet business in Japan. Thus the listing of our stock in November 2004 was the result of the tremendous progress we had made in establishing our business base in Japan. We stared our business from operation of a portal site, and our business model has been focused on services for women. We receive our revenue from advertising in the media business, and from fees for the Internet provide service and the provision of paid contents.

Contacts:

Contact Person: Ishikawa/Takahashi (Public Relations Department)
Phone Number: +81-3-6450-2732
Email: press@excite.jp

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February 19, 2013 at 11:20 am

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