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New Launches at The China (Shanghai) International Boat Show 2013

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SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ — Opinions are often subjective but there can be no doubt what many boat builders consider to be the premier boat show, certainly in China and probably also in Asia.
A bold statement perhaps, but at the 18th China (Shanghai) International Boat Show (CIBS) around 50 boats will be making their China debut. And this figure doesn’t include those other ancillary products that will be seen in China for the first time.
It is a very real truism that there is no emotion in business so it would most definitely be wrong to assume that these launches are occurring for no other reason than the fact that the various builders feel that the CIBS gives their new models the greatest chance for the maximum exposure to the boat buying public.
While boating is not just for the mega-rich, it is certainly not for the poor, and the CIBS, with easily a greater number of (audited) visitors than any other show in Asia, gives maximum possible exposure to interested and potential boat buyers. Add to this fact that Shanghai boasts over 132,000 millionaires and it is easy to see why the various boat builders’ marketing departments rightly perceive a venue such as CIBS as not only money well spent but also gives their companies’ new products the right positioning in China’s growing leisure marine market.
Join the many other thousands of visitors to get the earliest possible viewing in Asia of some exciting new boats that many builders are pinning their hopes on.
It will be quite a birthday party with CIBS reaching its 18th year and coming of age and being 20% bigger than last year, which itself was 30% bigger than the year before. It is likely that sales records, not only for CIBS but for any Asian show, will be tidily beaten
The China (Shanghai ) International Boat Show runs from April 11th to April 14th at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.
Source: Sinoexpo

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April 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

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UBM’s Big Data Republic Appoints Jim Connolly as US Correspondent

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ — Following the successful launch of the online community, Big Data Republic, UBM has announced the expansion of its United States editorial team with the addition of Jim Connolly as US Correspondent.
In this new position Connolly will work closely with Big Data Republic Senior Content and Community Manager, Saul Sherry, to cover the strong and growing North American big data market. Connolly comes with a wealth of experience and contacts in the IT industry, having covered breaking industry news for publications including ComputerWorld and TechTarget. Connolly is based in New Hampshire.
“Jim is a great and versatile technology journalist with two decades of covering IT trends under his belt,” says Sherry. “He’s got a great pedigree in covering technology startups, so his addition will strengthen our coverage at a time when innovative and exciting big data startups are appearing at a relentless pace.”
BigDataRepublic.com is published by UBM Live and UBM DeusM, the integrated marketing services arm of UBM, which has launched more than 45 online communities for B2B audiences in the past two years. These sites have received more than 65 awards among them.
For further information please contact:Saul Sherry, Big Data Republic, Saul.Sherry@ubm.com
About Big Data Republic
Big Data Republic is a new community for those dealing with transforming their business with big data. As the world experiences an unprecedented explosion in information, harnessing that data and making sense of it is probably the biggest challenge that businesses, governments, healthcare, education, and most other sectors face over the coming decade. Big Data Republic’s mission is to help all levels of business to understand this emerging field and turn it to their competitive advantage.
http://www.BigDataRepublic.com
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. Its premier brands such as TFM&A, Internet World, IFSEC, Big Data Republic, ICMI, CPhI, 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.
About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM (www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min’s Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than forty-five successful sites and online communities over the last 2 years. UBM DeusM’s service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform (“n-Server”) to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.
Source: UBM Live

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April 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm

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RT Launches ‘RUPTLY’ – Full-service Global Video News Agency

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MOSCOW/PRNewswire/ —
The Berlin-based agency provides real-time and archived visual news materials from all the global hotspots via state-of-the-art delivery platform, RUPTLY.TV.
RUPTLY aims to become the go-to alternative resource in a highly concentrated market of professional news video footage, and to deliver coverage of stories that other agencies miss. RUPTLY works heavily with the international stringer network and leverages RT’s extensive global presence that counts outposts in Washington DC, London, Madrid, Damascus, Cairo, Gaza and Baghdad among its 22 bureaus. From its Berlin headquarters RUPTLY manages nearly 100 industry professionals who have worked for the largest news agencies and media organizations around the world.
“Right now there are basically a handful of agencies that provide majority of news footage to international outlets, and particularly to TV channels and online platforms that cannot afford to have bureaus or send correspondents to every hotspot. As a result, viewers often see events around the globe through the eyes of these providers. In such a market there are inevitable gaps in coverage, plus the risk of bias in the eventual reportage,” says Margarita Simonyan, RT’s editor-in-chief. “RT has already established itself as the alternative voice on the international news landscape and now, with RUPTLY, we can bring our vision and expertise to a whole new market.”
One of RUPTLY’s breakout features is its unique and game-changing delivery mechanism, which allows TV stations, online media outlets and mobile multimedia platforms to receive and broadcast RUPTLY video feeds of live events in real time, as the events are happening, via RUPTLY’s website, http://ruptly.tv/. The platform enables simultaneous streaming of five live video feeds, of the highest quality, including HD, and built-in redundancy ensures continuity of streaming even if one of the servers goes out. RUPTLY is the first video agency in the world to utilize such a high-tech delivery system.
RUPTLY builds on success of FreeVideo, RT’s unique project for media professionals, launched in 2009. FreeVideo became Russia’s first English-language video agency, and over 16 000 TV channels and agencies from 185 countries avail of the service, including CNN, Fox News, ABC News, AP, and Reuters. RUPTLY offers flexible subscription packages, a range of payment options, and a wide range of benefits to users from all media platforms.
RT is launching RUPTLY on the eve of MIPTV, where it will present the agency to media professionals from around the world. MIPTV is the world’s largest television content market, forum and festival, which takes place every spring in Cannes, France. This year’s event kicks off on April 8th and will mark MIPTV’s 50th anniversary.
To learn more about RUPTLY, visit RT.com.
RT is a global international news network that broadcasts in English, Arabic and Spanish from its studios in Moscow and Washington, DC, and is available to 630 million viewers worldwide. Pew Research Center’s 2012 study named RT, whose YouTube channel has passed 950 million views, as the largest provider of news video footage on the world’s largest video sharing platform. RT is the only Russian TV channel to garner two nominations for the prestigious Emmy International Award.
Source: Russia Today

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April 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm

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Mara Foundation and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Team Up for Global Entrepreneurship Education

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NEW YORK, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — An intriguing yet pragmatic partnership for educating emerging entrepreneurs is being formed with Mara Foundation and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Together these organizations pledge to help develop the next generation of global entrepreneurs through programs in schools and universities worldwide. The coupling of tools such as Mara Mentor, an online mentoring platform that assists budding entrepreneurs to garner information and advice from business leaders, and NFTE’s award-winning entrepreneurship curriculum will provide youth with tools to help them think entrepreneurially and to take responsibility for their futures.

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“By partnering with the well respected non-profit organization NFTE, Mara Foundation will deliver joint programs to young people across the globe and address the educational gap that currently prevents entrepreneurs from successfully starting, scaling and sustaining SMEs,” says Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder of Mara Foundation.

Together the two organizations are developing and implementing programs that will indelibly reach far more entrepreneurs with specific needs in terms of mentoring and education, while allowing them to build their businesses within a community of entrepreneurs. Amy Rosen, CEO of NFTE, supports the partnership by stating that “youth unemployment is a chronic issue throughout the world and we are constantly seeking vehicles to help young people maximize their opportunities. Partnering with Mara Foundation will allow NFTE graduates to access top-level business mentorship and incubation services so they can start and operate their own businesses and become job creators.”

Headquartered in Dubai, Mara Foundation is the social enterprise of Mara Group, a 16-year old conglomerate of businesses founded by serial entrepreneur Ashish J. Thakkar. Mara Foundation focuses on Africa and has operations in 19 African countries through the Mara Group. Its mission is to provide comprehensive support services including mentorship, funding, incubation centre workspace and business training to African entrepreneurs. With these support services, Mara strives to transform entrepreneurs’ business ideas into profitable and thriving companies that will create employment and contribute to the local and national economies.

For the past 25 years, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship has provided programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities and plan for successful futures. Headquartered in New York City, NFTE has programs throughout the United States and nine licensed global partners in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. NFTE has reached more than 500,000 young people around the world since it was founded.

For more information:

Sabina Lindstedt Mara Communications Director +971-4-434-2197 or media@mara.com

Alyssa Miller NFTE Communications +212-232-3333 or alyssa.miller@nfte.com


Source: Mara Foundation and NFTE

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April 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Marsh Launches Custom D&O Liability Solution for Singapore Charities

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Litigation Involving Charities Exposes Directors, Even Those Who Act in Good Faith
SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — As the threat of litigation involving charities in Singapore continues to rise, Marsh today launched a directors and officers (D&O) liability solution specifically designed for directors of charities, including religious organisations.
Marsh’s Charities Management Liability policy provides up to SG$3 million for legal defence costs. It covers any actual or alleged wrongful act, such as an error and omission, misstatement and/or misleading statement or a breach of duty including any violation of the Singapore Charities Act (Cap. 37), committed in the capacity as a governing board member of the charity.
The solution provides advancement in defence costs in respect of any claim alleging fraud and dishonesty — which is typically excluded — until conduct is established through final adjudication by a court of law. If a court finds fraud or dishonesty conduct occurred, the policy will not respond and these costs will be recovered.
The policy covers directors, officers, trustees, and committee members of charitable organisations. In Singapore, there are over 2500 registered charities and exempt charities.
“Litigation involving charities in Singapore is increasing, with many high-profile cases making headlines,” noted Mr Gary Chua, Marsh’s FINPRO Practice Leader for Southeast Asia. “Directors of these charitable organisations are finding themselves as exposed as their listed company counterparts. This highlights that, irrespective of organisation type, these risks are very real.”
“Despite the good work that charities and their directors contribute to Singaporean society directors, even those who act in good faith, could find themselves at the centre of litigation. We urge all directors to check their current insurance arrangements to ensure there is sufficient protection.”
Marsh’s Charities Management Liability is offered exclusively through Marsh, and is underwritten by Catlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd., a member of the Lloyds of London insurance market.
About Marsh
Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, teams with its clients to define, design, and deliver innovative industry-specific solutions that help them protect their future and thrive. It has approximately 26,000 colleagues who collaborate to provide advice and transactional capabilities to clients in over 100 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. With over 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer, a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investment consulting; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. Follow Marsh on Twitter @Marsh_Inc.
Source: Marsh

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April 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

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Spondo Roars into North America

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LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — Fresh off the heels of a content-sharing deal with Inception Media and the launch of its dedicated martial arts channel, online streaming and content syndication company Spondo today announced the formation of a strategic alliance with ROAR, LLC, one of the leading talent, music and brand management firms in the United States. The partnership will pave the way for the opening of Spondo’s first North American office in Los Angeles in the coming weeks.
Based in Beverly Hills, California, ROAR will drive Spondo’s expansion into North America and focus on acquiring content, securing partnerships with production companies, studios and creative agencies plus managing account services for the startup.
The alliance brings Spondo Global CEO & Director Chris Adams back the city that helped launch his illustrious career in film, technology and digital media and will provide a foothold for the startup in one of the world’s largest media markets. The proximity of the office to major media companies and film studios will allow the servicing of large content contracts and the rapid addition of distributors as Spondo grows both its content holdings and the scope of its affiliate base.
Speaking about the deal, Chris Adams commented, “Our strategic alliance with ROAR is another indicator of the strength of Spondo’s business model and our commitment to global growth. With ROAR’s talented staff working on our behalf, we will continue to acquire content and affiliate distributors at a rapid pace and reshape the way consumers find, view and produce content online. Being on the ground in Los Angeles allows us unparalleled access to the latest and greatest in film, TV and pay per view content, as well as helping us establish a North American corporate presence.”
Trent Blacket, Director of ROAR Asia-Pacific stated, “We are excited to be working with Spondo as it seeks to revolutionize the content streaming business. This is a new business model that will likely shape the industry for years to come, and I am looking forward to seeing the great things that our companies will achieve together.”
1. About Spondo
Spondo provides proprietary content syndication and revenue distribution software that empowers anyone with a website to broadcast Spondo content via PPV, live-streaming or ad-supported models.
Based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Spondo seeks to connect content owners with affiliates and their communities through an innovative business model of revenue sharing, turn-key technology solutions and marketing tools that make it easy to make money from content worldwide. Spondo is owned by holding company RivusTV Limited. http://www.spondo.com
2. About Roar LLC
ROAR is a talent, music and brand management firm with expertise in career & business development, strategic partnerships and marketing techniques. ROAR integrates the services we provide with the corresponding business networks we operate within to create and leverage opportunities for our clients. The ROAR team comes from diverse yet complementary backgrounds in music, motion picture, television, publishing, concert & event production, branded entertainment, digital marketing, media strategy, corporate partnerships, retail, finance and legal, offering a true 360 degree approach to client service. Our clients include leading musicians, actors, writers, directors, comedians, entertainment & lifestyle companies, experts & icons, and family offices engaged in entertainment and lifestyle initiatives. In addition, ROAR has a portfolio of investments in media, entertainment, lifestyle, hospitality, apparel and digital marketing companies. ROAR Asia-Pacific advises ROAR’s clients in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India, Japan, Hong Kong and mainland China.
For more information on ROAR, please contact Liz Norris at media@roar.la or 310.424.7800.
http://www.roar.la
http://www.roarasiapacific.com
3. For more information:
For more information, please contact Mia Peng.
Marketing Manager
Tel: +86-10-6561-5818 Ext. 866
E-mail: mia.peng@digitaljungle.com.cn
4. Interviews:
To arrange interviews with Chris Adams, please contact Mia Peng.
Mia Peng
Marketing Manager
Tel: +86-10-6561-5818 Ext. 866
E-mail: mia.peng@digitaljungle.com.cn
Source: Spondo

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April 5, 2013 at 11:15 am

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