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Frost & Sullivan: Rising Hand Hygiene awareness presents new opportunities for hand care chemical suppliers

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– Awareness and regulatory compliance to drive growth of the Industrial & Institutional Hand Hygiene chemicals market

SYDNEY, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Australian employees are growing increasingly aware of the importance of proper hand hygiene to curb the spread of infectious diseases in the workplace. The recent campaign in the healthcare sector to reduce nosocomial infections (infections acquired at hospitals) among patients, through better hand hygiene practices is one example of sector-wide initiatives that are helping raise awareness. Thanks to the size and ubiquity of the healthcare industry, the basic tenants of this campaign have trickled through to other industries as well.

In 2009, the World Health Organization introduced the ‘5 Moments of Hand Hygiene’, which details the frequency with which healthcare workers should be cleaning and sanitising their hands. The global adoption of these guidelines has driven the demand for hand hygiene chemical products, in particular Alcohol Based Hand Rubs (ABHR) or hand sanitizers, to record levels.

Frost & Sullivan recently completed a supply-side study, analysing feedback from 16 key hand hygiene suppliers in Australia, to accurately map the competitive landscape of this industry. “Both employers and employees are beginning to understand the importance of hand hygiene in the Australian workplace,” said Frost & Sullivan Consultant, Dev Anand Dorasamy. “While periodic outbreaks of highly infectious diseases, such as the H1N1 in 2009, can have a drastic impact on sales of hand hygiene chemicals, they are nevertheless short lived. Real growth is driven by the increasing knowledge that the hands are the primary medium for the spread of many diseases that Australians have to contend with every day.”

“In the Australian workspace, the topic of hand hygiene is now finding its way into the spotlight,” he adds. “The government is doing its part in promoting hand hygiene practices in industrial and institutional (I&I) settings through a ‘carrot and stick’ approach. While investing heavily in the promotion of good hand hygiene practices through organizations such as Hand Hygiene Australia, the government is also concurrently stepping up regulations and compliance monitoring across all industries where hand hygiene is an important factor.”

However, future growth for hand hygiene chemical suppliers is against the background of very significant challenges. While the average I&I entity is aware of the need to keep their employees’ hands clean, they are still in the dark as to how best to do it. The efficacy of hand hygiene products is rarely questioned outside the healthcare arena and cheap bulk soaps, which are prone to contamination in dispensers, are still the industry norm in many sectors. Also, the steady decline of the general industrial sector (especially manufacturing) in Australia, traditionally a high-use sector, is reducing the total addressable market for this industry.

If you are interested in more information on this research, please send an email to Donna Jeremiah, Corporate Communications, at djeremiah@frost.com, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

‘Analysis of the Industrial & Institutional Hand Hygiene Chemicals Market in Australia’

Contact:
Donna Jeremiah
Corporate Communications — Asia Pacific
P: +61 (02) 8247 8927
F: +61 (02) 9252 8066
E: djeremiah@frost.com
http://www.frost.com/
Source: Frost & Sullivan

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June 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm

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Tombow’s Mono Correction Tapes Earn SCS Global Services Recycled Content Certification

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— Tapes Smartly Designed Inside and Out

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — SCS Global Services (SCS) has independently certified high recycled content levels in the Mono Correction Tape line of products produced by American Tombow, Inc. (Tombow), a leading manufacturer of fine and innovative office, arts, and craft products. Certified post-consumer recycled content levels ranged from at least 56% to 80%, adding up the diversion of thousands of tons of polystyrene from landfills each year.

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“SCS certification validates our efforts to be good environmental stewards, and demonstrates our commitment to quality and transparency,” said Jeff Hinn, Tombow President/CEO. “Now our customers have independent assurance that our correction tape is not only smartly designed on the outside, but on the inside, too.”

Refillable Mono Correction Tape was certified as containing at least 80% post-consumer recycled polystyrene on a dry weight basis. Like all of the Mono Correction Tapes, this ergonomically designed refillable single-line correction tape is used to instantly correct typed, handwritten or art documents, using a dry, clean correction tape that allows for immediate writing. Other Mono Correction Tapes, including Original, Retro, Single Trac, Wide Trac, Mega, Mini, Wide, Ergo, and Refill, were certified as containing a minimum of 56% post-consumer recycled polystyrene on a dry weight basis.

SCS has been certifying recycled content claims since 1989. As part of its efforts to confirm the recycled content levels in Mono Correction Tape, SCS determined that Tombow has robust production data, good material tracking systems, and purchases recycled material from verifiable suppliers.

“Third-party certification provides a check and balance on green claims in the marketplace, allowing product manufacturers with real achievements to showcase their products,” said Stowe Beam, SCS Managing Director of Environmental Certification Services. “Tombow is a mainstay of the office products sector, and its certification sets an excellent example for other companies to follow.”

SCS Global Services (SCS),formerly Scientific Certification Systems, has been a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for nearly thirty years. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of sectors, recognizing exemplary performance in natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, retailing and more. SCS is a Certified B Corporation™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practice.

About Tombow
Tombow is today’s market leader for arts, crafts and office products. Serving consumers and businesses around the globe, Tombow was established in Japan in 1913 as the wood-case pencil provider for Japanese students. Since these beginnings and undergirded by a history of unparalleled customer service, Tombow has grown the company’s portfolio to a worldwide provider of adhesive tape, ballpoint pens, correction tape, drawing pencils, dual brush pens, glue sticks and liquid glues manufactured in facilities located in Japan, Southeast Asia and Thailand. Worldwide operating divisions distribute Tombow branded products in their respective geographies. For more information, visit http://www.tombowusa.com.

Julie Gengo, Media Contact
SCS Global Services
+1-510-452-8030
jgengo@scsglobalservices.com
Source: SCS Global Services

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June 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm

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‘The House of Dancing Water’ Offers The Most Exciting Adventure Summer Camp In The World For Its Very First Time

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A week-long of Flying, High-Performance Diving And Moto Bungee Join Us For A Spectacular Journey At City of Dreams Macau

MACAU, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — City of Dreams Macau is proud to announce today its world-class flagship entertainment centerpiece, ‘The House of Dancing Water,’ will present the most exciting artistic and entertainment adventure summer camp in the world for the first time. Under the guidance of an outstanding international production team, selected fans of this world-class extravaganza will not only learn and experience the most acclaimed highlights of this water-based show including flying, high-performance diving and moto bungee, they will also be given a valuable opportunity to experience the astonishing production and rigorous training that goes into the show.

‘The House of Dancing Water’ artistic and entertainment adventure summer camp is now open for recruitment until July 17, 2013. Fans from Greater China (including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) who are 18 years or above are welcomed to upload their videos to enter the competition on respective social media platforms via Sina Weibo and Facebook. Six winners (three from mainland China and one each from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan) will be taken on a unique yet spectacular journey with ‘The House of Dancing Water!’

‘The House of Dancing Water’ is the world’s largest and most spectacular water-based extravaganza staged at City of Dreams Macau. As the centerpiece of one of the world’s most spectacular shows, Dancing Water Theater epitomizes the cutting-edge in theater technology. It is also the home of a cast of 80 international performance artists and some 130 world-class production staff, technicians and professional divers from more than 25 countries around the world. ‘The House of Dancing Water’ is a truly unique show in every sense, earning its reputation as the “must-see” show in Asia.

During the course of the week-long artistic and entertainment adventure summer camp, six participants in the Greater China region will get to experience flying some 17 meters over the main pool at the performer catwalk. They will also learn scuba diving at the world’s largest commercial pool with a capacity of some 3.7 million gallons of water. What’s more, they will be walking on stilts while maneuvering a giraffe and learning how to perform a high-dive from a magnificent ship towering 15-meters above the water. In addition to these breath-taking experiences, participants will take a tour and learn in the make-up room, as well as the carpentry, wardrobe, aquatics and rigging departments to understand and be fully immersed in this awe-inspiring production. On the final day, all participates will have the chance to experience the work of professional make-up artists from the show. A certificate of recognition will be presented to all participants upon completion of the camp.

Launching this first-ever undertaking from ‘The House of Dancing Water,’ Mr. Sunny Yu, Senior Vice President, Entertainment and Projects of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited said, “‘The House of Dancing Water’ has thrilled over 2 million spectators since its opening. It is a creative masterpiece of theater, dance, gymnastic artistry and high-performance diving, all of which push the physical boundaries of human performance, leaving audiences astounded. The artistic and entertainment adventure summer camp is a tailor made program designed to offer fans of ‘The House of Dancing Water’ a once-in-a-life-time experience to get a glimpse of the secrets of this world-class extravaganza. I sincerely hope this spectacular experience will be an unforgettable journey for all participants.”

“‘The House of Dancing Water’ is a show like no other on earth, as is our artistic and entertainment adventure summer camp. I have to say we have made a great effort to design an itinerary that covers all the exciting highlights of the show. Under the guidance of our world-class professional team, participants will not only watch the team in training, they will be guided to experience the uniqueness of the world’s largest water-based show. I am sure that after such a sky-to-water experience, participants will be totally overwhelmed by this world-class extravaganza. I hope this opportunity will be an eye opener for young people who are interested in performing arts, whose dreams are to explore the creative and artistic possibilities of the Dragone tailor-made creative uniqueness,” added Mr. Robert Juarez, Chief Marketing Officer of Franco Dragone Entertainment Group.

To qualify for the artistic and entertainment adventure summer camp of ‘The House of Dancing Water,’ applicants must be 18 years old or above, speak fluent Chinese and English and currently reside in Greater China (including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan). He/she must be able to swim a minimum of 20 meters with no acrophobia. This summer, there is nothing more exciting than ‘The House of Dancing Water’ artistic and entertainment adventure summer camp. Send in your entry for a spectacular journey at City of Dreams Macau now! For more details, please visit the official Sina Weibo of ‘The House of Dancing Water’ at http://weibo.com/thodw and the official Facebook of ‘The House of Dancing Water’ at https://www.facebook.com/thehouseofdancingwater .

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Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. These factors include, but are not limited to, (i) growth of the gaming market and visitation in Macau, (ii) capital and credit market volatility, (iii) local and global economic conditions, (iv) our anticipated growth strategies, and (v) our future business development, results of operations and financial condition. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” “is/are likely to” or other similar expressions. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company’s fi lings with the SEC. All information provided in this announcement is as of the date of this release, and the Company undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

About Melco Crown Entertainment Limited

Melco Crown Entertainment, with its shares listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Hong Kong Stock Exchange”) (SEHK: 6883) and its American depositary shares listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MPEL), is a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia. Melco Crown Entertainment currently operates Altira Macau (www.altiramacau.com), a casino hotel located at Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated urban casino resort located in Cotai, Macau. Melco Crown Entertainment’s business also includes the Mocha Clubs (www.mochaclubs.com), which comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The Company is also developing the planned Studio City Project, a cinematically-themed integrated entertainment, retail and gaming resort in Cotai, Macau. In the Philippines, MCE Leisure (Philippines) Corporation, a subsidiary of Melco Crown Entertainment, has been cooperating with SM Group’s Belle Corporation to develop and operate a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. For more information about Melco Crown Entertainment, please visit http://www.melco-crown.com. Melco Crown Entertainment has strong support from both of its major shareholders, Melco International Development Limited (“Melco”) and Crown Limited (“Crown”). Melco is a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is substantially owned and led by Mr. Lawrence Ho, who is Co-Chairman, an Executive Director and the CEO of Melco Crown Entertainment. Crown is a top-50 company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and led by Executive Chairman Mr. James Packer, who is also Co-Chairman and a Non-executive Director of Melco Crown Entertainment.

About City of Dreams

City of Dreams is developed by Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, an entertainment company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Hong Kong Stock Exchange”) (SEHK: 6883) and the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MPEL). It is an integrated entertainment resort that has established itself as a premier leisure and entertainment destination in Macau. Located in the heart of Cotai in Macau, it combines electrifying entertainment, a diverse array of accommodation, regional and international dining, designer brand shopping and a spacious and contemporary casino. The resort brings together a collection of world-renowned brands including Crown, Grand Hyatt, Hard Rock and Dragone to create an exceptional entertainment experience that aims to appeal to a broad spectrum of visitors from around Asia and the world. City of Dreams features a 420,000-square-foot casino with approximately 400 gaming tables and approximately 1,300 gaming machines; over 20 restaurants and bars; an impressive array of some of the world’s most sought-after retail brands; and Dragon’s Treasure, an iconic and spectacular audio visual multimedia experience. ‘The House of Dancing Water,’ the world’s largest water-based extravaganza showcased in the purpose-built Dancing Water Theater, represents the live entertainment centerpiece of City of Dreams’ overall leisure and entertainment offering. A comprehensive range of accommodation options at City of Dreams include Crown Towers offering approximately 300 guest rooms, Hard Rock Hotel offering approximately 300 guest rooms and Grand Hyatt Macau offering approximately 800 guest rooms. A second planned phase of development at City of Dreams will feature an apartment hotel consisting of approximately 800 units. For more information please visit: www.cityofdreamsmacau.com (Official Website) and www.cityofdreamsmedia.com(Medial Portal). For The House of Dancing Water information, please visit www.thehouseofdancingwater.com (Official Website) and www.thehouseofdancingwatermedia.com (Media Portal).

About Franco Dragone Entertainment Group 

The Franco Dragone Entertainment Group, founded in 2000 by Mr. Franco Dragone, conceives, produces and stages live shows, which integrate post modern dance, music, circus art and special effects within a dramatic narrative. The Franco Dragone Entertainment Group captivates audiences through a unique combination of disciplines sensitively orchestrated to produce one of the world’s most spectacular shows.

Mr. Franco Dragone made his name in the 1980’s and 1990’s as the leading creative force behind Cirque du Soleil where he created groundbreaking shows such as Mystere, Saltimbanco, Alegria, Quidam, O, and La Nouba. Over 70 million people have experienced Mr. Franco Dragone’s unique theatrical creations. Since its establishment, Dragone has proven itself with critical acclaim and commercial successes including:

• Le Reve, a permanent show produced in conjunction with Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas. The show has celebrated its 2000th performance on stage in November 2009 and its 5th Anniversary in May 2010, and it is still a mainstay in the city’s show scene.

• A New Day, a Las Vegas resident show starring Celine Dion and incorporating her music. Over 3.5 million spectators attended the show over 5 years with daily sell out shows. Dragone has created and produced 26 shows and events including Euro 2000 and the Disney Cinema Parade in Paris.

Mr. Franco Dragone is building an entertainment group with a recognized global brand name for creating and producing the world’s spectacular live shows. In order to do this, the Company plans to open at least one long run spectacular live show, either permanent or touring, per year.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Weber Shandwick (Taipei) 
Renee Chiu 
Tel (02) 2722 5779ext160
Email: Rchiu@webershandwick.com  
 
Tony Lin 
Tel: (02) 2722 5779 ext116
Email Tlin2@webershandwick.com 
   
City of Dreams 
Stephanie Au
Tel : (853) 8868 7560
Email : stephanieau@melco-crown.com

Louisa Wong
Tel : (853) 8868 7554
Email : louisawong@melco-crown.com
Source: The House of Dancing Water At City of Dreams Macau

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June 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm

New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc. Presentation from the Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts Virtual Investor Conference — the First Webcast of its Kind with Asia-Based Companies — Now Available for On-demand Viewing

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— Company invites individual and institutional investors to log-on to view presentation

NEW YORK, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc. (the “Company” or “New Oriental”) (NYSE: EDU), the largest provider of private educational services in China, today announced that their presentation from the June 19 Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts Virtual Investor Conference is now available for on-demand viewing. US investors will continue to have the opportunity to hear why they should consider investing in New Oriental.

Louis T. Hsieh, New Oriental’s President and Chief Financial Officer, said, “We are pleased to have had the opportunity to participate in this unique virtual event targeted exclusively at introducing Asia-based companies to US investors in the depositary receipt industry. We look forward to growing our investor base in the US by educating investors about our offering.”

LINK: http://www.adr.db.com
Direct Link to Registration page: https://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=10481

New Oriental’s presentation will be available 24 hours, 7 days a week for 90 days via the above link in “Presentations.” Investors may also download shareholder materials from the virtual trade booth in “Exhibits.”

About New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc.:
New Oriental is the largest provider of private educational services in China based on the number of program offerings, total student enrollments and geographic presence. New Oriental offers a wide range of educational programs, services and products consisting primarily of English and other foreign language training, test preparation courses for major admissions and assessment tests in the United States, the PRC and Commonwealth countries, primary and secondary school education, development and distribution of educational content, software and other technology, and online education. New Oriental’s ADSs, each of which represents one common share, currently trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “EDU.”
Source: New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc.
Related stocks: NYSE:EDU

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June 26, 2013 at 3:32 pm

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Overseas Pavilions at FMC China 2013

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SHANGHAI, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ‘Furniture Manufacturing & Supply China 2013’ (FMC China 2013) will be staged at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC) from September 11-14, 2013concurrently with ‘FMC Premium 2013’. The total surface area of FMC China 2013 will be 71,000 sqm, and it is expected to attract 850 domestic and overseas exhibitors.

FMC China 2013,September 11-14, 2013,Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Raw Materials,Shanghai, China
FMC China 2013,September 11-14, 2013,Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Raw Materials,Shanghai, China

FMC China 2012 onsite photo
FMC China 2012 onsite photo

FMC overseas purchasing group
FMC overseas purchasing group

FMC China 2013 will be held across two venues. The main venue is the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center (SWEECC), and will feature exhibits in over 80 categories products including Woodworking Machinery & Tools, Furniture Hardware & Fittings, Furniture Inspection Design & Services, Cabinet/Wardrobe Fittings & Furniture Lighting Accessories, Furniture Panels & Surface Deco, Furniture Fabric & Leather, Upholstery Furniture Components & Supplies, Semi-finished Furniture, Office Furniture Supplies & Gas Springs, Furniture Coatings, Adhesives and Chemicals Products.

The second venue is the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center (SNIEC), which will host industry-leading brands concentrated on showcasing leading-edge products as well as a large market in the forecourt.

Seven Associations and Six Overseas Purchasing Groups

Trade buyers from Brazil, Vietnam, India, Korea, Malaysia and Turkey will be organized through our worldwide agent network, and national industry associations from across the world will come to visit FMC China 2013 to fulfill their purchasing needs.

Eight Groups and Associations will share their new technologies and products onsite. These are the States of North Carolina Pavilion, the American Hardwood Export Council, the Swedish Trade & Invest Council, the French Timber Industry Association, the Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Association, the Yuhang Home Textile Industry Association, the Asia International Furniture Material Trading Center, and China Haining Home Textile Association.

‘Asia Start’ Gets Ready for FMC China 2013

In September, the Asia International Furniture Material Trading Center will organize a group of well-known furniture material enterprises in Guangdong to participate at FMC China 2013. This is the third time for Asia Start has organized joint pavilions for this exhibition, and this shows the brand strength and image of Guangdong furniture material enterprises.

This exhibition will adopt “New Technology, New Material” as its theme, and scientific research, innovation and practical environmental protection will form the core, with displays of new products developed by Guangdong furniture material enterprises. In terms of leather and hardware accessory materials, there will be a batch of high-quality products developed by new technologies which will be exhibited at this event. Compared to similar products, these will have an advantage in the areas of user-performance, environmental performance and appearance, and will be highly regarded by furniture production enterprises.

Yuhang Home Textile Industry Association will participate in FMC China 2013

Zhejiang Yuhang is one of the most important home textile industry bases in China, with its sofa and curtain fabrics occupying half of the domestic market. Every year, its products are exported to Europe, America, SE Asia and the Middle East. In 2012, the output value for Yuhang Home Textile industry surpassed RMB 10 billion.

To broaden sales channels and gain direct matches with the furniture industry, Yuhang Home Textile Industry Association has joined hands with several brand enterprises such as Hangzhou Tiansen Textile Co., Ltd, Hangzhou Yiliao Textile Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Tianhong Textile Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Sl Comfort Home Textile Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Tata Tex Co., Ltd., and Hangzhou Xinfang Fabric Co., Ltd. to attend FMC China 2013. During the expo, home textile companies will interact face-to-face with upholstery furniture manufacturers.

  • For FMC online pre-registration, please click here
For further enquiries, please contact: 
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co. Ltd.
Tel: 86-21-64371178
Fax: 86-21-61154988
Email: fmc@ubmsinoexpo.com 
Website: www.fmcchina.com.cn 
Source: Sinoexpo

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June 26, 2013 at 3:28 pm

World Federation of Hemophilia marks historic anniversary for the global bleeding disorders community

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MONTREAL, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — For 50 years, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) has provided global leadership to improve and sustain care for people with inherited bleeding disorders, including hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, and inherited platelet disorders.

Fifty years ago, on June 25, 1963, the WFH held its first meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Working with leaders from a group of national patient associations, Frank Schnabel, WFH founder, convened this global meeting. Representatives from 12 countries attended, including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

As the WFH marks its 50th anniversary, the global bleeding disorders community reflects on the many accomplishments that have been made. However, this is also an opportunity to evaluate all that still needs to occur. The vast majority of people with inherited bleeding disorders, living in developing countries, do not have access to proper care. In fact, 75 per cent of people around the world with a bleeding disorder still receive very inadequate treatment or no treatment at all.

“Looking forward, we will continue to advance the vision of Treatment for All — with a special focus on the next decade of global development,” said Alain Weill, WFH president. “For inspiration, we need only to look back at what devoted volunteers, healthcare workers, and researchers have accomplished since the WFH was founded in 1963.”

To help commemorate its anniversary, the WFH will launch a webcast on June 25 featuring Brian O’Mahony, WFH president 1994-2004; Mark W. Skinner, WFH president 2004-2012; and current WFH president Alain Weill. Visitwww.wfh.org/50 on June 25 to watch these past and present WFH presidents talk about their personal experiences and learn more about the future vision for our community.

In addition, a live version of this presentation will be given in Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 25. The WFH and the Danish Society of Haemophilia will hold a joint symposium, focusing on future perspectives and challenges for the global bleeding disorders community.

Join with the WFH marking 50 years of advancing Treatment for All. Visit www.wfh.org/50 for more information.

About hemophilia and other bleeding disorders
Hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, inherited platelet disorders, and other factor deficiencies are lifelong bleeding disorders that prevent blood from clotting properly. People with bleeding disorders do not have enough of a particular clotting factor, a protein in blood that controls bleeding, or else it does not work properly. The severity of a person’s bleeding disorder usually depends on the amount of clotting factor that is missing or not functioning. People with hemophilia can experience uncontrolled bleeding that can result from a seemingly minor injury. Bleeding into joints and muscles causes severe pain and disability while bleeding into major organs, such as the brain, can cause death.

About the World Federation of Hemophilia
For 50 years, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH), an international not-for-profit organization, has worked to improve the lives of people with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. Established in 1963, it is a global network of patient organizations in 122 countries and has official recognition from the World Health Organization. Visit WFH online at www.wfh.org.

For further information:

World Federation of Hemophilia
Sarah Ford
+1 514 875 7944
sford@wfh.org
www.wfh.org

Source: World Federation of Hemophilia

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June 26, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific Offers Exhibitors Entry into the Staggering Growth in Ship Refurbishment and Repair Sector

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  • Singapore-based show is the only event covering the entire Asia-Pacific region

NEW YORK, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The third annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference and trade show, presented by UBM Live, the organizers of the annual Cruise Shipping Miami event, will be held on Oct. 8-10, 2013 in Singapore.

As cruise lines continue making Asia and Australia the home port for more and more of their ships, the growth opportunity for Australasia-based suppliers in the ship repair, refurbishment and design sectors will be exploding. Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific is leveraging this opportunity and encouraging regional suppliers to capitalize on this boom by exhibiting at Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific, and getting in front of the key stakeholders who manage these projects. “For our third annual show, we’ve partnered with Seatrade in order to offer exhibitors and attendees the most robust and valuable program in the industry,” said Daniel Read, Portfolio Director for UBM Live. “As the only show focused on the entire Asia-Pacific region, we are expecting quite an enormous turnout this year.”

Some of the largest shipyards and designers have already signed on to participate at the upcoming conference and tradeshow. Leading the charge is Asia’s premier shipyard for cruise ship vessel repair, refurbishment and revitalization — Sembawang Shipyard.

Other related industries benefiting from the increase in the number of home ported ships include safety and security, ship services and port infrastructure. Related exhibitors include Aerobytes who provide proven world class systems that monitor the operations of the entire vessel maximizing overall safety, security and efficiencies. Also returning in 2013 will be Latitude 1 Maritime who provides services for cruise line projects at shipyards locally in Asia and around the world. Primary areas of focus include: steel work, pipe fitting, electrical installations, IT networks and surveillance systems.

For information about exhibiting contact sales@cruiseshippingevents.com or visit www.cruiseshippingasia.com

WHERE: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. For more information, visit www.marinabaysands.com

Media Contact: Jennifer Rosen, +1-609-759-7604, Jennifer.rosen@ubm.com

Social Media
Additional news, information and announcements about Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific are available atwww.cruiseshippingasia.com. Find Cruise Shipping on Facebook, on TwitterLinkedIn and YouTube.

NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific is jointly organized by UBM Live and UBM Asia.

The Cruise Shipping Portfolio
The Cruise Shipping Portfolio organized by UBM Live includes Cruise Shipping Miami, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 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 130 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.

About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and over 1,200 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 19 market sectors with 160 exhibitions, 75 conferences, 28 trade publications, 18 vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

Source: Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific

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June 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Rapid Urbanisation Opening up Enormously Lucrative, Cross-Sector Opportunities in Cities, states Frost & Sullivan

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  • Mega cities, rather than countries, to drive wealth creation and emerge as hubs of investment and economic growth

LONDON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Over half the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by 2025, with significant implications and opportunities for infrastructure, mobility, resources, and housing. By 2025, 35 mega cities will contribute a massive $30 trillion to the global economy. The sheer economic scale of these mega cities will result in their wielding an economic and investment clout on par with that of countries.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.frost.com), City as a Customer— Identifying Growth Opportunities in Cities of Tomorrow, has identified 4 mega trends in urbanisation that will evolve with population growth, planned investment, infrastructure and technology development.

“Cities, rather than countries, will be targeted as hubs of investment, wealth creation and economic growth and vie with countries in terms of their economic and investment influence,” noted Frost & Sullivan Visionary Innovation Research Group Senior Research Analyst Archana Vidyasekar.

The top 10 mega cities alone are projected to contribute 13 percent of the global GDP by 2025. “Each city will become a customer,” stated Archana Vidyasekar. “With different types of cities evolving, every city will be highly unique in its infrastructure demands. This will have cross-sectoral micro implications, presenting opportunities in industries as diverse as mobility, healthcare, logistics, smart products, security, and retail.”

Various types of cities will emerge, each having a specific focus. These pivots will range from technological innovation, environmental efficiency, connectivity or safety and economic growth.

For instance, in some cities, green concepts are likely to be replaced by ‘smart’ concepts, creating smart cities built on smart initiatives. By 2025, Frost & Sullivan anticipates there will be 26 smart cities, with more than half of these based in Europe and North America.

Cities of the future are likely to aim for a low carbon economy and sustainable living. There will be more than 100 of these sustainable cities over the next 10-12 years.

“Greater urbanisation would mean sustainable business practices to ensure ample supply of energy and water in the future against increasing demand, or investment in R&D to identify new material for smart buildings,” remarked Vidyasekar. “There are multiple opportunities for new products and solutions in the FMCG, real estate, retail and construction industries. The implications of urbanisation, therefore, are wide-ranging and cities are in the centre of this key phenomenon.”

If you are interested in more information on this research, please send an e-mail to Chiara Carella, Corporate Communications, at chiara.carella@frost.com, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company e-mail address, company website, city, state and country

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June 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

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Metro Pacific Investments Corporation Presentation from the Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts Virtual Investor Conference — the First Webcast of its Kind with Asia-Based Companies — Now Available for On-demand Viewing

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— Company invites individual and institutional investors to log-on to view presentation

NEW YORK, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, (PSE: MPI) today announced that their presentation from the June 19 Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts Virtual Investor Conference is now available for on-demand viewing. US investors will continue to have the opportunity to hear why they should consider investing in MPI.

David Nicol, Chief Financial Officer, said, “We are pleased to have had the opportunity to participate in this unique virtual event and we trust that participants found it informative. We look forward to growing our investor base in the US by educating investors about our offering. To this end, we will be presenting in person at conferences in September to be held in New York and Boston.”

LINK: http://www.adr.db.com
Direct Link to Registration page: https://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=10481

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation’s presentation will be available 24 hours, 7 days a week for 90 days via the above link in “Presentations”. Investors may also download shareholder materials from the virtual trade booth in “Exhibits.”

About Metro Pacific Investments Corporation:

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation is an infrastructure-focused investment and management company listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the company controls the largest water utility, electricity distribution, toll road operator and hospital network in the Philippines.

Disclaimer:

This presentation may contain “forward-looking statements” which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could affect MPIC’s business and results of operations. Although MPIC believes that expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no guarantee of future performance, action or events.
Source: Metro Pacific Investments Corporation
Related stocks: Manila:MPI

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June 26, 2013 at 1:40 pm

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China Digital TV Presentation from the Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts Virtual Investor Conference — the First Webcast of its Kind with Asia-Based Companies — Now Available for On-demand Viewing

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NEW YORK, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STV) (“China Digital TV” or the “Company”), the leading provider of conditional access (“CA”) systems to China’s expanding digital television market, today announced that the presentation from the June 19 Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts Virtual Investor Conference is now available for on-demand viewing. US investors will continue to have the opportunity to hear why they should consider investing in China Digital TV.

Mr. Jianhua Zhu, China Digital TV’s chairman and chief executive officer, said, “We are pleased to have had the opportunity to participate in this unique virtual event targeted exclusively at introducing Asia-based companies to US investors in the depositary receipt industry. We look forward to growing our investor base in the US by educating investors about our offering.”

LINK: http://www.adr.db.com
Direct Link to Registration page: https://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=10481

China Digital TV’s presentation will be available 24 hours, 7 days a week for 90 days via the above link in “Presentations”. Investors may also download shareholder materials from the virtual trade booth in “Exhibits”.

About China Digital TV
Founded in 2004, China Digital TV is the leading provider of CA systems to China’s expanding digital television market. CA systems enable television network operators to manage the delivery of customized content and services to their subscribers. China Digital TV conducts substantially all of its business through its PRC subsidiary, Beijing Super TV Co., Ltd., and its affiliate, Beijing Novel-Super Digital TV Technology Co., Ltd., as well as subsidiaries of its affiliate.

For more information please visit the Investor Relations section of China Digital TV’s website at http://ir.chinadtv.cn.
Source: China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.

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June 26, 2013 at 12:52 pm

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