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Chinese Mainland’s Largest Toy Fair China Toy Expo 2013 Expected to Draw Record Factory & Global Attendees

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BEIJING, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Over 1,100 exhibitors, of which almost 87% are export-ready Chinese factories, and 70,000 global visitors are expected to gather at Shanghai New International Expo Center on October 15-17, 2013, where the 12th International Trade Fair for Toys & Hobby (China Toy Expo) and concurrent events will open to showcase over 200,000 innovative toys, games, hobbies, and indoor & outdoor playground equipments and preschool supplies.

Organized by China Toy & Juvenile Products Association (CTJPA), China Toy Expo is the largest international toy fair in mainland China and the 3rd largest worldwide. In 2012, altogether 1,014 factories from about 20 production regions in China and 65,780 visitors from over 110 countries and regions participated in the events. Event scale and attendance growth reached 35% and 20% respectively.

In 2013, exhibition space will be enlarged to over 100,000 sqm (three events), as major toy production regions of Chenghai, Gaomi, Yunhe, Yongjia and Baoying have expanded exhibit spaces to meet local factories’ increasing needs. A new Preschool Supplies Pavilion will allow more participation of playground equipment and preschool supplies manufacturers. The enlarged exhibition is expected to draw record attendance.

“China Toy Expo is an opportunity for both Chinese factories and global attendees. No matter they are big buying groups, or new toy businesses, it provides them unique opportunity to meet the right Chinese suppliers,” said May Liang, Executive Vice President & Secretary General of CTJPA.

China Kids Expo, a leading international baby products fair in mainland China, and Brand Licensing Hall will also be held.

Visitors can pre-register for FREE:

Contact Kent Luo at or visit to learn more.

About China Toy & Juvenile Products Association (CTJPA)

CTJPA is the sole national association in the Toys & Juvenile Product industry in China and the only official representative in ICTI appointed by the Chinese government. It is recognized as the authoritative voice of China’s toy & juvenile product industry. Registered members consist of producers and distributors, testing laboratories, and educational institutions of toys, baby products in China. By end of September 2012, CTJPA had over 5,000 registered members.
Source: China Toy & Juvenile Products Association

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July 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm

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Quintiq Opens New Office in Seoul, South Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

Expansion reflects global demand for Quintiq’s supply chain planning and optimization solutions

Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), has opened a new office in Seoul, South Korea. Located in the central district of the city, Quintiq’s new local presence will better serve the demand for logistics optimization solutions in South Korea. Quintiq’s new location will allow for faster response to inquiries from South Korean companies interested in improving operational efficiency by implementing Quintiq’s SCP&O platform.

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Quintiq’s expanding worldwide presence has led the company to be named the fourth largest supply chain planning company in global market share. By opening a new office in Seoul, Quintiq’s South Korean customers have a direct, in-country access to Quintiq’s personnel. According to Quintiq’s customers in South Korea, which include the world leader in rolled aluminum products and the world-leader in aviation catering, the South Korean market is experiencing rising labor costs, increasing complexity within business operations and a growing competitive market, all of which increase demand for a planning platform that will have a positive impact on profit.

Quintiq offers a single platform for logistics, production and workforce planning. Quintiq’s SCP&O platform is designed to be agile and flexible so it can be configured to a 100%-fit with a customer’s planning processes and constraints today and as the business evolves over time.

“With local resources and highly skilled talent we have improved our ability to quickly and effectively meet the needs of our South Korean customers with high-touch, face-to-face service,” said Kris Kosmala, vice president of Quintiq Asia Pacific. “Korea-based companies are increasingly turning to Quintiq not only to navigate complex market dynamics, but to gain a competitive industry edge. We look forward to continuing to help customers in this region and globally meet their SCP&O business goals.”

About Quintiq

Quintiq’s revolutionary supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O) platform enables enterprises to improve efficiency at every stage of the supply chain journey. It powers end-to-end planning and optimization of personnel, resources, and processes in a single planning environment, across all planning horizons. Many of the world’s largest and most successful enterprises rely on Quintiq to achieve their business goals, strengthen their competitive advantage, and create new revenue streams.

Established in 1997 and growing rapidly, Quintiq has a global presence with dual headquarters in the Netherlands and the USA, a global development center in Malaysia, and offices around the world. Quintiq’s software is in use at over 500 locations in 78 countries worldwide.

For more information, visit or follow Quintiq on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and YouTube.

Press Contacts:
Global Enquiries
Charlotte Poh
Global Marketing Communication Manager
Tel: +31(0)736910739

Source: Quintiq

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July 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Perfect World’s Swordsman Online Creates New Opportunities for China-made Online Games

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BEIJING, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Perfect World’s 3D martial arts game Swordsman Online launched open beta on June 28. The long-awaited online martial arts game was developed by an elite team at Perfect World after several years of research and has been highly anticipated by the industry, media and players. The title received an unprecedented enthusiastic response from players upon receiving the fully immersive experience on the first day of open beta.

Joe Chen under the spotlight for endorsing Swordsman Online
Joe Chen under the spotlight for endorsing Swordsman Online

With online games having entered a period of stable development over the last few years, the shift from quantity to quality will play a vital role in differentiating Perfect World from competitors. With high-quality development and globalization as the mission goals, Perfect World has created a host of classical online games which have not only attracted great attention within the industry and beyond but also gained high popularity worldwide. The high frequency coverage by authoritative media, such as China Central Television’s Xinwen Lianbo, allows Perfect World to receive ongoing widespread attention. Perfect World has always pursued growth by developing high-quality games and expanding into overseas markets. The launch of Swordsman Online further demonstrates Perfect World’s strong R&D capabilities and operating strengths.

Swordsman Online was created by Perfect World by adapting Jin Yong’s classic novel of the same name. The title features Perfect World’s independently developed Angelica III game engine, featuring a lifelike scenario and an even more realistic visual effect. Meticulously designed martial arts action and combat elements, magnificent skills and a multitude of interesting gameplay options offer players a richer and more immersive experience. In addition, the design that encourages in-depth interactions among players and a compelling tale accurately interprets the free-wheeling nature and chivalry of the martial arts world in its original state.

The premium brand image of Perfect World and the high quality of Swordsman Online allowed the title to gain great popularity immediately after its launch. The strong performance of Swordsman Online brings a potent new force to China’s domestic client game market. The title, after years of development and innovations, won multiple prestigious awards before its official launch. In keeping with Perfect World’s tireless search for quality, Swordsman Online inevitably and quickly earned its status a blockbuster.

Going forward, Perfect World will not veer from its mission goals of quality and globalization, or from its diversified development strategy that simultaneously encompasses client, web and mobile games. The company aims to continue telling the story of Chinese martial arts culture through flexible thinking and bold innovation, bringing to life sagas that have beheld millions of readers such as the Swordsman through its China-made high-quality online games, and adding to company’s confidence in itself as it further pursues global expansion.

Source: Perfect World Co., Ltd.

Related stocks: NASDAQ-CM:PWRD

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July 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm

World’s Largest Sourcing Event for Baby, Children and Maternity Products Industry to Unveil New Products, New Exhibitors on July 17-19

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Show to feature local and international brands, eco-friendly products for baby, maternity and children products

SHANGHAI, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The 13th Shanghai International Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME China) will welcome local and international suppliers to showcase their latest products on July 17-19, 2013 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

The event will feature 2,105 brands from 1,454 exhibitors across 138,000 square meters of exhibition space.

“Tens of thousands of buyers make CBME China a regular stop on their sourcing calendar as they recognize the purchase efficiency gained by meeting qualified suppliers with qualified products that is available at CBME China,” says Athena Gong, General Manager, CBME.

“More and more suppliers also launch their latest products at CBME China. We have also seen an increase in number of new exhibitors and brands in 2013.”

A number of world-known brands have already confirmed participation including 4 MOMS, Babycoccole, Barcarola, Britax, BBC, CAM, Combi, Chicco, Cybex, Disney, F.S. Baby, Joovy, Kiddy, Karicare, Mayoral, Mustela, Nike Kids, Nuby, NUK, Nuna, Ok Baby, PALI, Piccoletas, Pigeon, Phillips Avent, Quinny, Silver Cross, STOKKE, Trasluz, Wyeth and more, covering a range of children baby maternity products from healthcare products to food, strollers and toys, clothing and accessories and services.

Specialized Zones and Pavilions to showcase the latest and best in the industry

With the increase in exhibition scale, CBME China is carefully categorized into themed areas to make sourcing easier for buyers. These are: International Pavilions; Licensing Zone; Maternity and Baby Care Products; Baby Carriages, Car Seats and Furniture; Food and Health Care Products; Toys, Educational Products and Souvenirs; Children, Baby and Teenager Clothing, Footwear and Accessories; Maternity Clothing, Underwear and Accessories; Service Organizations and Industry Exhibitions.

One of the event’s highlights is International Pavilions, where international brands from Australia, Korea, New Zealand, United States, Spain, Taiwan and other countries are presenting products covering a range of children baby maternity products from healthcare products to food, strollers and toys, clothing and accessories and services.

The Licensing Zone is where licensees can find new properties and brands and initiate licensing deals. Whether looking to spot trends, building strategic partnerships, securing promotional tie-ins or taking property worldwide – this is where it all happens.

At the Innovative Products Awards Gallery, visitors can see first-hand the latest product innovations in the industry. Originally conceived to encourage independent research and development on safer quality products for mothers and babies, the CBME Innovative Product Awardscontinues the tradition by providing a platform for inspiring innovative products meeting the highest industry standards.

New to CBME China is1,000sqm 4-Love Outdoor Gallery. Here, visitors can find latest collections in fashion, toys, and other maternity, children and baby products against the backdrop of four seasons — spring, winter, summer and fall.

Focusing on content that matters to the industry

Visitors and exhibitors attending CBME China will not only find new business partners and find thousands of children, baby and maternity products, they will also get an inside look at what’s happening in the industry.

CBME China’s conference program aims to brand owners and buyers on conduct more efficient trade in the industry. The program provides a comprehensive source of information on China’s supply chain and will feature a broad range of hot topics from sourcing strategies to emerging market trends.

The Children Baby Maternity Products Industry Summit will give attendees an overview of China’s children, baby and maternity products market, and educate them on how to grow their business in the region. The whole-day summit will cover topics include industry trends, retail success stories, supply chain and distribution process, e-commerce, panel discussion with industry experts.

Brand owners and suppliers can learn how to bring their products beyond their current market through the ‘Expand Your Business Beyond Your Borders’ Seminar. CBME China is bringing together a group of experts from India, Turkey, UK and the U.S. to give an overview of these markets.

Would-be entrepreneurs can learn from industry gurus at the’Retail Seminar: Setting up Your Own Baby Product Store.’Topics include site selection, purchasing and stocking, merchandise display, store operations, inventory management, advertising and promotions, affiliate marketing and management, staffing and more.

Brand owners and suppliers will take center-stage at the Supplier Seminars as they share their brand developments and demonstrate latest product innovation. Each two-hour session will help buyers gain a better understanding of the suppliers.

Value-added services to enhance buyer experience and facilitate trade
To help buyers and exhibitors meet and do business more effectively, CBME China is organizing a series of special on-site activities and categorized halls. These include:

Private Sourcing Events to help suppliers meet one-on-one with top buyers to specify their sourcing requirements, product specification and close deals. Sourcing teams from Amazon U.S., P & K Global Distribution, HESDO B.V, Orchestra and more are scheduled to attend.
To ease sourcing experience, Scheduled Tours will be organized for “Maternity and Baby Care Products,” “Clothing, Footwear and Accessories,” “Carriages, Car Seats and Furniture,” “Toys, Educational Products and Souvenirs” halls. Buyers can get an overview of the brands and products in these categories in 90 minutes.
Free shuttle service is available during show dates to bring visitors from Longyang Road metro station to SNIEC, and 18 shuttle buses will run through the days.
Visitors who register now can also avail of VIP services like access to VIP Lounges, onsite concierge, wifi access, food and beverage, show catalogue and visitor guide, and a special CBME gift.

“CBME China is just one of products we provide the industry. We maintain the industry’s broadest and most integrated multi-channel platform, allowing buyers to find and meet suppliers using our print magazines, mobile apps, and face-to-face shows,” concluded Ms Gong.

CBME China is a perfect business platform for children, baby and maternity product buyers, retailers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to meet and do business in one venue.

CBME China 2013 will take place from July 17-19 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. For more information on CBME China, visit

For press enquiries, please contact:

Louise Kathryn Yu
Senior Marketing Manager
Children, Baby, Maternity Industry Expo (CBME)
Tel: (+852) 2585 6101

About Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME China)

Held annually in Shanghai, the Shanghai International Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME) is the world’s largest sourcing event for baby, children and maternity products. This is the perfect venue for you to meet buyers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in the industry.

CBME China 2013 will be on 17, 18 19 July 2013 in Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The event will feature 2,100 brands, 1,400 exhibitors in 138,000m2 exhibition space.

About UBM Asia

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia’s leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in the two fastest growing markets in Asia, China and India, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 24 publications and 18 vertical portals serve 1,000,000-plus 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 news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.

About UBM plc

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 organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
Source: UBM China

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July 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm

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