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SEPHORA Dazzles with First Penang Store

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PENANG, Malaysia, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — With over 1,000 stores worldwide, French beauty retailer SEPHORA dazzles beauty enthusiasts in northern Malaysia with its maiden store open today at the island’s newest shopping paradise, Gurney Paragon Mall.

SEPHORA’s fourth store in Malaysia is located in Penang

SEPHORA Penang fronts the mall’s Kelawei Road main entrance as THE place ‘Where Beauty Beats’ and brings an unparalleled collection of prestigious products from Dior, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Lancome as well as from edgier brands like Bare Minerals, Benefit, Make Up For Ever, Urban Decay alongside its own Sephora Private Label. Expect service par excellence from Sephora’s beauty advisers and enjoy an interactive shopping experience in beauty and skincare.

“The excitement is palpable as Penangites wait for the opening of Sephora this morning. We are just as eager and cannot wait to delight our customers,” said Sephora Malaysia Country Manager, Fiona Novak.

On SEPHORA Penang’s Grand Opening day, the first 100 visitors to the store were generously gifted with a limited edition SEPHORA vanity case. Shoppers continue to enjoy a 10% discount on all SEPHORA Private Label collection through until 5 August 2013.

SEPHORA will host a Launch Party on Friday, 26 July 2013 from 7.30pm to celebrate the first SEPHORA store opening in Penang. The Avant Garde Make-up Show features 12 models and electronica duo, The Empress. A further 15% discount is offered for purchases above RM250 of SEPHORA Exclusive Brands only on Friday, 26 July 2013 from 7.30pm.

Covering more than 3,000 square feet in size, SEPHORA’s easy-to-wander environment is a wonderland for beauty junkies and newbies alike. SEPHORA is hip, fun, cool, interactive, sophisticated and committed to carrying beauty and cosmetic brands with superior quality and spectacular colours.

SEPHORA Penang expands the SEPHORA Malaysia beauty revolution, joining the ranks of stores in over 27 countries. Northern Malaysia customers can now easily access the latest beauty trends and products.


Sephora is a visionary beauty-retail concept founded in France in 1970 and acquired in 1997 by Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group.

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Source: SEPHORA Malaysia

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July 26, 2013 at 8:14 pm

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Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company to Open Liangdu Jin Jiang Hotspring International Hotel, Liupanshui City, Guizhou Province

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SHANGHAI, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company officially announces the securing of the management contract of Liangdu Jin Jiang Hotspring International Hotel with Liangdu Hotel Management Co. Ltd. The hotel is scheduled to open at the end of May, 2014.
Illustration of the exterior of the Liangdu Jin Jiang Hotspring International Hotel
Illustration of the exterior of the
Liangdu Jin Jiang Hotspring International Hotel

Liangdu Jin Jiang Hotspring International Hotel is located in the prefecture level municipality, Liupanshui City in Western Guizhou Province, Southwest China. It is connected to the West with Yunnan Province and to the East with Anshun City. Also known as ‘Cool City,’ Liupanshui is a rapidly developing industrial city and one of the most important resource development zones in China, particularly with its abundant underground coal resources. In addition, there is a growth within the steel, iron, electricity, cement and aluminum industries and there are a number of large companies located within the city. Much of Liupanshui’s tourism is focused towards its historic minority folk culture and charming, picturesque karst landforms. The city offers such scenic and tourist attractions as the underground lake in Qilin Cave Park, Danxia Mountain, Yushue National Park, various canyons and the Shuicheng Francois’ Leaf Monkey Nature Reserve.

Liupanshui is a major rail hub with convenient intersecting rail journeys in the city such as the Shanghai-Kunming, Guiyang-Kunming and Liupanshui-Baiguo railways. The hotel will be conveniently located only 25 minutes from the railway station, and is a 10 minute drive from the city center.

This luxury five star hotel, standing at 24 stories and covering an area of 35,000 square meters, will feature 301 elegantly designed guestrooms and suites equipped with modern, high-end amenities. The hotel will feature a range of meeting and conference rooms, a multi-functional hall with a spacious floor space of 510 square meters, and a Chinese and Western restaurant offering gourmet food with 24 private dining rooms. Additional facilities include a fitness center, swimming pool and a spa all located in a spacious, adjoining podium building. The state-of the-art spa will offer various treatments and will serve as an ultimate relaxation zone for guests to unwind in.

Mr. Bernold O. Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer of Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company states in anticipation of the hotel’s opening,

“We look forward to the opening of the Liangdu Jin Jiang Hotspring International Hotel which will be the first Jin Jiang hotel to open in Liupanshui, thus building our brand presence, in addition to joining our growing portfolio of hotels in Southwestern China. This thriving industrial city attracts many businesses and the opening of this new luxury hotel give us the opportunity to showcase our extensive MICE capabilities and reputable hospitality service standards, in particular, for the city’s growing number of business travelers. In addition, the facilities that this hotel will offer will demonstrate our top class services and ability to cater to the differing needs of our guests.”

About Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd.

Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd, the largest star rated hotel management company in China, has a portfolio of over 116 distinctive star rated hotels with a room inventory of over 37, 000 hotel rooms spread across 75 cities in China. Under the Jin Jiang branding concept, the company has a new premium “J” hotel brand, five star properties which include the renowned heritage collection, their four star Jin Jiang properties and the Marvel Hotels, which are geared more towards business travelers.

Jin Jiang International Holdings Company Ltd. (“Jin Jiang” or the “Group”), is China’s premier hospitality conglomerate, owner, developer and operator of hotels across all market segments. The Group manages, through its wholly owned subsidiary Jin Jiang International Hotels Management Company Ltd., the entire portfolio of owned and/or operated three, four and five-star hotels and its sister company Jin Jiang Inn which focuses on budget hotels. Jin Jiang International Hotels (Group) Company Ltd. is the leading operator and manager of hotels in China. Overall, the Group privately owns and operates a collection of over 900 distinctive hotels and inns in more than 200 cities and towns within 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across China with a total room inventory in excess of 190,000, and is ranked as the 9th largest hotel company globally.

Every Jin Jiang hotel is a memorable reflection of its destination’s unique style and culture. Jin Jiang International Hotels, with its qualified hotel management background and passion for excellence, dedicates itself to offering reputable hospitality services to its valued customers. With experience originating from the 1920s, its core competitiveness has accelerated in recent years. Together, the professional corporate and hotel management teams have extensive international hospitality experiences and backgrounds. This renowned company is rapidly growing and continues to strengthen and build its brand presence in China in addition to building into a strong internationally known brand.
Source: Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company

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July 26, 2013 at 4:37 pm

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Everything You Need to Know about Cloud Computing in Brazil

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Frost & Sullivan hosts a complimentary webinar discussing the maturity and adoption trends of the Cloud Computing market

SAO PAULO, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —
WHEN: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 16:00 p.m. BRT
LOCATION: Online, with free registration
SPEAKERS: Bruno Tasco, IT Industry Analyst for Frost & Sullivan’s Information and Communication Technologies Practice

Cloud computing is not a new technology; it is a new way of doing business. Brazilian companies are looking to improve their infrastructure capabilities by reducing capital expenditure and increasing operational spending, which is intensifying the demand for cloud services. This pay as you go model is a new opportunity for companies to access solutions that were not affordable in the past. In addition, trends such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), mobility and big data will also propel investments in cloud computing.

This briefing will investigate the adoption trends for Private, Public and Hybrid cloud until 2014, as well as present market forecasts for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (Saas).

The presentation will help attendees improve their understanding of the key drivers and restraints that are impacting the acceptance of Cloud Computing in Brazil. Attendees of the webinar will also discover companies that, according to end-users, are top of mind when it comes to offering cloud services.

This briefing will benefit small and medium-sized companies, as well as large multinationals that are seeking to address their clients’ needs or thinking of implementing cloud computing solutions.

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”The Brazilian market is without any doubt starting to witness an increase in the cloud adoption level, impelled by the flexible and scalable infrastructure offered by cloud solutions. However, apprehensions regarding security and connectivity need to be addressed in order to prevent stalled growth of the segment,” said Frost & Sullivan IT Industry Analyst Bruno Tasco.

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July 26, 2013 at 4:22 pm

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Vienna: More Overnight Stays Than Ever in First Half of 2013

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VIENNA, July 25, 2013/PRNewswire/ —

Vienna sets new record for overnight stays: From January to June of 2013, about 5.7 million overnight stays were registered, that is 3.1% more than during the same period in 2012.

“In the first half of 2013, Vienna once again delivered proof of its attractiveness as a tourist destination, with a 3.1% increase to 5.7 million overnight stays,” says Norbert Kettner, Director of the Vienna Tourist Board, commenting on the latest record. Among Vienna’s top 10 markets, Germany leads with 1,146,000 overnight stays (up 3% against last year’s period), followed by Austria (1,116,000, +2%), Russia (363,000, +14%), the USA (276,000, +/- 0%), and Italy (245,000, -10%). Following them in 6th to 10th place are the UK (203,000, +8%), Switzerland (183,000, +2%), France (165,000, +/-0%), Japan (136,000, +4%) and Spain (133,000, -1%). Vienna also showed heavy growth in 2012 in visitors from South Korea (53,000 overnight stays, +29%), Brazil (51,000, +13%), and the Arab countries in Asia (38,000, +15%). International overnights represent an 80.3% share of Vienna’s total count. The average occupancy of Vienna’s beds was 50.3% at the half year (1-6/2012: 52.6%), available beds having increased by 5,530 from June 2012 to June 2013. Overall, the city currently has a lodging capacity of 58,500 beds. Vienna also continues to lead the world as a convention capital: In 2012 – when the city played host to 195 international meetings – the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) affirmed its status as number one convention city for the eighth time in a row.


Vienna Tourist Board
Isabella Rauter
Tel. +43-1-21114-301
Source: Vienna Tourist Board

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July 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm

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Pantos Logistics Signs MOU with Bondex Logistics for Business Expansion in China

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SEOUL, South Korea, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As a global logistics business operating a total of 167 logistics networks, Pantos Logistics has joined forces with Bondex Logistics, a high-ranking comprehensive logistics provider in China, to further expand logistics business in China.

Pantos Logistics has announced that recently it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Bondex Logistics to establish strategic partnership between them and develop long-term business cooperation models.

Specifically, through the strategic alliance, the two companies have agreed to further strengthen their cooperative relations. They will work together to discover key futuristic businesses such as international express, finance/sourcing logistics and distribution logistics, accomplish win-win achievements through joint task promotion taking advantage of each other’s strengths, strive for joint investment opportunities and promote J/Vs or joint M&As based on mutual cooperation.

Pantos Logistics expects to accelerate its business expansion and increase its market share in China through collaboration with Bondex Logistics in the whole range of logistics business including W&D (warehouse & distribution), an obvious advantage of Bondex Logistics, and air and sea transport.

Kim Sang-rae, head of Pantos Logistics China said, “The alliance is a great opportunity for both of the companies. They will be able to create business success in new business areas by maximizing the synergy effects of their collaboration: Pantos Logistics is equipped with global competitiveness in logistics and Bondex Logistics is emerging as a powerhouse in the Chinese logistics market.”

Through their cooperation, the two companies will be able to make practical improvements in their customer service and enhance their business competitiveness in a significant way.

Founded in 1993, Bondex Logistics served as the official logistics service provider for Expo 2010 Shanghai, China. It is one of the top ten logistics firms in China serving in a wide range of areas such as international logistics, exhibition transport, customs clearance, storage, project and engineering logistics and logistics consulting services. Bondex Logistics has more than 3,400 staff members in 49 branch offices across the country including key locations in Western China such as Xian, Zhengzhou, Chongqing and Chengdu.
Source: Pantos Logistics

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July 26, 2013 at 3:31 pm

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ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services Announces Marc Wolff as Chief Financial Officer

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FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (RPS), a next generation CRO that provides comprehensive global Phase 1-4 clinical development solutions to the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries, today announced that Marc Wolff has joined the organization as Chief Financial Officer.

In this role, Marc will direct all financial, tax and treasury aspects of the business including accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning, financing, interface with the financial community, financial analysis, acquisitions and ventures, and monitoring of financial, tax and treasury performance. He joins the company from Catalent Pharma Solutions, where he served in a dual role as Global CFO Softgel Technologies as well as Vice President and General Manager Softgel Businesses in Australia and Japan.

Mr. Wolff has more than fifteen years of CFO experience at public and private global corporations with $50 million to $1.5 billion in revenues, with an established record of success in leading global finance organizations and significantly growing enterprise value.

About RPS
ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services (RPS), the market leading global provider of innovative outsourcing Clinical Development Solutions, provides comprehensive Phase I-IV services to meet the evolving needs of the Biopharmaceutical, Medical Device and Diagnostic industries, customized by customer type (large, mid-size, and small).  Built organically, RPS is the fastest growing top 10 global Clinical Research Organization (CRO), with more than 5,000 employees and operations in more than 64 countries with proprietary internal structures.  These structures provide both RPS and its partner’s greater development flexibility and growth.

For more information about RPS, visit

Source: ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

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July 26, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Shanghai Overseas Property & Investment Immigration Show – the Best Way to Enter the Chinese Market for Overseas Properties

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SHANGHAI, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The 9th Shanghai Overseas Property & Investment Immigration Show (OPIIS) will be held in Shanghai Exhibition Centre during October 2-5, 2013, with its size expected to reach 20,000square meters.

OPIIS is the best platform for overseas exhibitors to promote their projects in the Chinese market. Each year, over 130,000 visitors attend this Show and take part in this annual gala of Chinese real estate industry.

Chinese market for overseas properties grabs attention from all over the world

Following the industry trend, OPIIS, as one of the most famous and influential real estate shows in China, has been held successfully for 8 times since 2009 and the number of exhibitors keeps growing. The 8th Shanghai Property & Investment Immigration Show, closed in May, 2013, was more international than ever, with 160 overseas exhibitors coming from over 30 countries and regions. The show attracted U.S. and European exhibition pavilions for the first time, which greatly improved its size and quality.

A comprehensive display of global projects for Chinese high-end buyers

OPIIS is a comprehensive platform to promote the projects, as well as the most effective channel to explore the Chinese investment market. This show is expected to cover 5,000 square meters and attract over 160 famous developers and agencies. The projects, from U.S., Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Britain and France, is of a wide variety, including properties such as condos, villas, shops as well as services for studying abroad, immigration and financial institutions.

The organizers have over 20 years of experience in professional exhibition industry, accumulated a big data of high-end consumers, It’s expected that about 100,000 visitors Chinese and overseas entrepreneurs and business elites, wealthy foreigners living in Shanghai and those who seek to study abroad.

OPIIS offers you a platform to reach directly the Chinese high-end buyers and helps you improve market recognition to achieve returns on your marketing efforts. We are look forward to your participation.

For more publicity opportunities, please contact the organizers.

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VNU Exhibitions Asia

2/F Business Mansion, Shanghai Exhibition Center  No.1333 Nanjing Rd(W)  Shanghai, PRC (200040)
Fax: +86-21-61956099

107, Block  2, Out of Box, No.20, Middle Xuhong Road, Shanghai, PRC (200235)
Tel: +86-21-6211 9190
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Source: VNU Exhibitions Asia; TIMESLEADER

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July 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm

ViDiCore Protects Partners and Security Directors with Advanced Video Analytics Licensed by ObjectVideo

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HUCKELHOVEN, Germany and RESTON, Virginia, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ViDiCore GmbH and ObjectVideo, Inc. today jointly announced that the video analytics embedded in ViDiCore’s “RIVA” branded product portfolio are fully licensed under the ObjectVideo patent licensing program. The patent license protects systems integrators, security directors and anyone who installs or uses RIVA intelligent IP cameras and encoders from ViDiCore.


As a leader in bringing affordable, intelligent video security and business intelligence to the CCTV industry, ViDiCore recognized the importance of joining the fast-growing community of leading video analytics manufacturers who have licensed ObjectVideo’s portfolio of video analytics patents. “At ViDiCore, we take a proactive approach to protecting systems integrators and security directors who use our RIVA products from intellectual property concerns,” said Achim Hauschke, CEO of ViDiCore. “This agreement eliminates all those concerns for our partners and gives us freedom to continue to develop new and improved video analytic features that meet our customers’ business intelligence and security needs.”

“We are proud to recognize ViDiCore and their RIVA devices as a licensed video analytics technology provider. We appreciate ViDiCore’s proactive desire to protect its system integrator partners and end users with its licensed technology,” said Chris Capuano, general counsel of ObjectVideo.

ViDiCore is the thirteenth company to join ObjectVideo’s patent license program. Other video analytics patent licensees include: Panasonic, Sony, Pelco, Bosch, Tyco/American Dynamics, IntelliVision, Aimetis, 3VR and UDP. ObjectVideo holds 54 US and international patents in the field of video analytics and has another 44 US and international patents pending.

ObjectVideo is a leading innovator in intelligent video solutions with patented video analytics technologies that are licensed and deployed by leading IP video manufacturers around the world. ObjectVideo continues to advance the science of intelligent video with ongoing research and development in areas including intelligent tagging of consumer and commercial video; machine learning; and mobile video intelligence. To stay up-to-date on ObjectVideo news, please click HERE.

About ViDiCore’s RIVA technology
The RIVA product range comprises powerful and universally deployable surveillance cameras and servers for both indoor and outdoor use. All RIVA cameras – cube, dome, bullet, biscuit, box, speed dome – feature excellent image quality at resolutions from D1 to 2 megapixel / 1080P HD.

RIVA products are designed for all vertical markets – banking, retail, logistics, health care, traffic, transport, perimeter protection – and for individual requirements as well.

ViDiCore offers its customers IP cameras, IP encoders and servers with integrated video analytics. The RIVA brand stands for high quality, solid industry experience and superior international service. To stay up-to-date on ViDiCore and RIVA news, please click HERE.

Media contacts:
For ViDiCore GmbH: Achim Hauschke;
For ObjectVideo, Inc.: Anna Jensen; +1 202 263 5864;

Source: ObjectVideo

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July 26, 2013 at 10:55 am