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Global Savvis study finds business growth driving enterprises to hybrid IT outsourcing models

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— IT leaders expect to outsource 70 percent of their IT infrastructure by 2018

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Cost savings, in-house skills shortages and growing emphasis on business-advancing applications will drive enterprises to outsource nearly 70 percent of their IT infrastructure by 2018, according to new research from Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions.


This study projects a reversal to today’s situation, in which 65 percent of IT infrastructure resides in in-house environments, and suggests most organizations will arrive at outsourced cloud through hybrid approaches to colocation and managed-service models.

“The next five years will bring a dramatic shift in the way organizations approach IT,” said Jeff Von Deylen, president, Savvis. “Clearly, cloud is part of the picture but it’s not the whole picture. As businesses grow and move more IT infrastructure to outsourcing providers, they will adopt a strategic mix of colocation, managed-hosting and cloud services.”

Savvis commissioned international research firm Vanson Bourne to conduct the survey among 550 IT decision makers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. The study offers global insight from key industries, including finance, media and entertainment, retail, healthcare, software and automotive, on trends in IT outsourcing, adoption of cloud solutions and the costs of owning infrastructure. This is the fifth consecutive year for Savvis’ survey on outsourcing trends.

Key highlights from the global 2013 report indicate:

Though in-house IT infrastructure models lead in popularity today, by percentage of infrastructure, the near future brings a hybrid shift, as colocation becomes the environment of choice in two years, managed services take the lead in five years and cloud eclipses all forms shortly thereafter.
This hybrid shift correlates with IT leader expectations for outsourcing partners: Nearly 70 percent of respondents agree their IT service provider needs to have a range of offerings to meet requirements at all stages of the buying and application lifecycle, and more than 65 percent agree an optimal cloud provider should own the underlying network.
Responses from IT leaders indicate their organizations will see revenues climb an average of 8.5 percent this year and an average of 11.5 percent next year. Companies predicting higher growth rates tend to have a majority of their IT in in-house private cloud, colocation or managed hosting environments, the study found.
While the top benefit of IT outsourcing remains “cost reduction or containment,” cited by 42 percent of IT leaders, “improved quality of service” and “infrastructure scalability and flexibility” also rank high on the list of advantages, with each indicated “important” by more than 35 percent of survey responders.
Nearly 90 percent of respondents say they use some type of cloud service today, with more than half turning to cloud for storage and email applications. Slightly less than half of IT leaders employ cloud for intranet, website and microsite applications.
After nonmission-critical applications, the next-most popular elements of infrastructure that IT leaders plan to outsource include data-center facilities, storage and content-management applications.

“IT leaders make clear that hybrid approaches to outsourcing guide the way to cloud,” Von Deylen said. “As organizations turn to outsourcing to drive growth, they will find value in service providers that can enhance their agility through a variety of secure, scalable infrastructure models and flexible end-to-end solutions.”

Download a copy of the September 2013 Savvis report, titled “Global IT Trends: IT Outsourcing Fuels Business Growth.”

About Savvis

Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT infrastructure solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with personal commitment, Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services over advanced networks, enabling its clients to focus on their core environments and meet new market opportunities.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.

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About Vanson Bourne

Vanson Bourne is an independent specialist in market research for the technology sector. Their reputation for robust and credible research-based analysis is founded upon rigorous research principles and their ability to seek the opinions of senior decision makers across technical and business functions, in all business sectors and all major markets.
Source: Savvis
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October 4, 2013 at 3:34 pm

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Aviation Week Presents 13th Annual MRO Asia Conference & Exhibition, October 29-31 at Singapore EXPO

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NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Asian market for airline maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) is one of the world’s strongest, with recent increases in both capacity and fleet size pointing to continued growth and driving intense competition. To address the latest issues and concerns of operators and their service providers and suppliers, Aviation Week, a division of Penton, will hold its 13th annual MRO Asia Conference & Exhibition on October 29-31, 2013 at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Aviation Week’s MRO Asia Exhibition will enable 2,500+ industry professionals from 40+ countries to address the critical issues affecting the industry today. Attendees will connect with existing customers, cultivate prospects, and develop business partnerships. The event features a robust exhibition floor, which will draw 100+ solution providers to communicate actionable solutions, build contacts and exchange ideas.

During the three-day conference event themed “Profits and Progress for Growth in Asia,” attendees will hear from key decision makers, airline executives and industry leaders, and gain exposure to peer-to-peer learning through case studies and proven methodologies. Customizable tracks will focus on topics including Advanced Materials, Leasing, Engineering, Propulsion, Regulatory Issues and Supply Chain Logistics. A special Logistics seminar sponsored by DHL will be complimentary to all delegates.

The agenda features MRO and aviation experts including a Guest of Honor Address by Josephine Teo, Minister of State (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transport); and a Keynote Address by Lim Serh Ghee, COO, ST Aerospace. Additional scheduled speakers include representatives from AAR Aviation Supply Chain; AFI KLM E&M; AirAsiA Group; Airbus; Air India; Air India Express; AJW Aviation; BAE Systems; Bangkok Airways; BOC Aviation; Boeing; Bombardier; Cebu Pacific Air; CFM Materials; CIT; DHL Supply Chain; Embraer Asia Pacific; EmpowerMX; FAA; GMF AeroAsia; HAECO; HEICO Parts Group; IAMSA (Indonesian Aircraft Maintenance Shop Association); IATA; IBA Group; ILFC; Japan Air Commuter; Jet Parts Engineering, Inc.; Lion Air; Lufthansa Technik AG; Mega Maldives Airlines; MTU Maintenance; NORDAM Singapore; OEMServices; Pratt & Whitney; SH&E; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; Snecma; Spirit AeroSystems; SR Technics; Sriwijaya Air; StandardAero; TeamSAI; TES Aviation Group; Thai Airways; Tiger Airways Holdings; Turkish Airlines Technic; Virgin Australia; Werner Aero Services; and Willis Lease Finance Corporation.

Attendees can enhance their conference experience by downloading the free Aviation Week Events App, which features an appointment setting tool for personal/confidential meetings with delegates and a wide selection of useful planning tools along with news and analysis by Aviation Week’s award-winning editorial team.

The MRO Asia Conference & Exhibition is part of Aviation Week’s worldwide series of MRO events, which have a proven reputation as the leading force in uniting airlines, MROs, suppliers, OEMs, regulators and industry experts as they define the global aviation maintenance industry. Additional events include MRO Americas, MRO Latin America, MRO Europe, MRO Middle East, and MRO Eastern Europe, Baltics & Russia.

Industry professionals, including Communications and Human Resources executives, can learn more about Aviation Week’s MRO Asia Conference & Exhibition by visiting On Twitter, follow @avweekevents or search for #MROA. For information about all Aviation Week events, visit

MRO Asia is produced by Aviation Week, with Executive Sponsors Airbus, FedEx, HEICO Seal Dynamics, Spirit Aerosystems, StandardAero, and UTC Aerospace Systems. Sponsors include ACLAS, Bombardier, Embraer Commercial Aviation, and Pratt & Whitney. The event is supported by AAPA, AEA, Airlines for America, and IATA. Local association support is provided by CAAS, EDB Singapore, and the Singapore Tourism Board. Aviation Week & Space Technology and Asian Aviation are the event’s media partners.

About Aviation Week
Aviation Week is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers include the world’s leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market. Aviation Week produces data and analytics services including the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN), industry-leading events around the world, as well as ShowNews and Business & Commercial Aviation.

About Penton
For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at

Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

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Aviation Week
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Kate Spellman
SVP, Marketing
Phone: +1-212-204-4351
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October 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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Platts Forms Value-in-Use Pricing Partnership with German Analytics Company

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NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Expanding its analytics capabilities in iron ore, Platts, a leading global energy, metals and agriculture information provider, has formed a commercial partnership with Minerals Value Services GmbH (MVS), a privately-held Munich, Germany-based company specialising in determining value-in-use for miners, mills and traders in the iron ore and steelmaking industries.

Through the partnership, Platts becomes the exclusive distributor of MVS’ web-based value-in-use tool, which enables users to calculate a value of iron ore for specific buying and selling scenarios. In addition, to support MVS’ further growth and product development, Platts is making an equity investment in the company. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“Participants in today’s fast-evolving iron ore and steel markets want analytical tools that will give them a competitive edge, and that is exactly what the MVS application does,” said Andrew Goodwin, Platts general manager, metals. “The new MVS powered by Platts enables users to identify the best prices and customers, optimize market and product portfolios and normalize prices for trades and contracts.”

Under the agreement, Platts and its specialist pricing unit, The Steel Index (TSI), will provide a comprehensive set of steel-related price assessments – including the Platts IODEX and TSI 62% Fe iron ore prices – which will form an integral part of the custom calculations performed by the MVS tool. Subscribers can tap into multiple databases containing detailed information on local and international steelmaking input calculations, as well as freight, taxes, duties and other logistics costs that are updated daily.

“Besides giving customers the opportunity to use Platts’ benchmark price assessments for diverse analytical purposes, MVS’ partnership with Platts enables us to leverage its global sales network, extensive marketing capabilities, and top-tier client base,” said Benedikt Sobotka, MVS founding partner. “Our shared vision is to extend this tool to other differentiated commodities in addition to iron ore.”

MVS was founded in 2011 by Sobotka and Fabian Kroher, mining and steel industry professionals who worked together at the Boston Consulting Group. It employs a team of experienced engineers, metallurgists and commercial experts in Munich and maintains a network of researchers in China, India, South Africa and Australia. For more information on MVS visit:

For full press release, visit:

About Platts: Founded in 1909, Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information and a premier source of benchmark prices for the physical and futures markets. Customers in more than 150 countries benefit from Platts’ coverage of the biofuels, carbon emissions, coal, electricity, oil, natural gas, metals, nuclear power, petrochemical, shipping and sugar markets. A division of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI), Platts is headquartered in New York with approximately 900 employees in more than 15 offices worldwide. Additional information is available at

Media contacts: Kathleen Tanzy at or +1-212-904-2860 and/or Elizabeth Catalano at or +44-207-176-6024.
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October 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm

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Jordi Martin to succeed John Forrest as CEO Corporate Solutions, Asia Pacific for Jones Lang LaSalle

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) has announced Jordi Martin as Global Director and CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Corporate Solutions business in Asia Pacific, effective from first quarter 2014. Currently Managing Director of Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) for Jones Lang LaSalle in Asia Pacific, Mr Martin succeeds John Forrest who will become CEO of the firm’s Corporate Solutions business in the Americas.
With more than thirty years’ experience in real estate and management in Asia Pacific, Mr Martin joined Jones Lang LaSalle, Australia in 1998. He has played a key role in building the firm’s facilities management capability across the region since moving to Singapore as head of IFM, Asia Pacific in 2002. Under his leadership, the IFM business has become an industry leader, managing more than 260 million sq ft across 15 countries, directly employing over 7,800 people and serving more than 200 companies. He is also responsible for the workplace strategy, change management and occupancy planning teams and has established the firm’s supply chain management and procurement solution for corporate clients.
“This is an exciting time for our corporate business as companies headquartered in Asia Pacific pursue international expansion while Western multinationals look to this region for growth,” said Mr Martin. “We have the best people in the industry focused on providing scalable solutions in workplace strategy, transactions, project and facilities management, to help these companies improve their productivity. I am looking forward to working with our talented team to continue delivering innovative solutions to our clients and further strengthen our delivery platform in Asia Pacific.”
Mr Martin has served on the firm’s Global IFM Board for eight years, the past three of which he has been appointed as Chairman. Alongside Mr Forrest, Mr Martin also sits on the firm’s Global Corporate Solutions Board which focusses on providing innovative real estate solutions to companies across the globe.
Alastair Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Asia Pacific said: “This is an exciting time for our Corporate Solutions business in Asia Pacific, an area in which we see a huge growth opportunity. Jordi’s deep knowledge of the business, strong reputation in the industry, extensive client relationships and experience building a market-leading regional platform makes him the ideal candidate to lead the business in continuing to deliver the best services and solutions our clients across the region.”
Mr Forrest will remain in his role as CEO, Asia Pacific until Q1 2014, working closely with Mr Martin to transition the business.
Notes to editors:
About Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Solutions
A leader in the real estate outsourcing field, Jones Lang LaSalle’s Corporate Solutions business helps corporations improve productivity in the cost, efficiency and performance of their national, regional or global real estate portfolios by creating outsourcing partnerships to manage and execute a range of corporate real estate services. Our platform of transactions, lease administration, project and facility management services is backed by our expertise in consulting, workplace and portfolio strategy to provide an end-to-end service offering. This service delivery capability helps corporations improve business performance, particularly as companies turn to the outsourcing of their real estate activity as a way to manage expenses and enhance profitability.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.7 billion of real estate assets under management.
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October 4, 2013 at 2:35 pm

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Jeppesen Revolutionizes ENC Licensing With New Solution

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— Jeppesen FlatFee Helps Mariners Accurately Predict Charting Costs, Streamlines Process of Purchasing and Using Official Charts from Global Navigation Leader
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. /PRNewswire/ — Jeppesen has revolutionized the navigational chart industry by introducing FlatFee licensing for its official Electronic Navigation Charts (ENCs). Jeppesen FlatFee makes accessing and using ENCs easy, cost effective and planning friendly. Based on input from a wide range of its maritime customers, Jeppesen FlatFee was developed in order to meet the growing need for flexible, expandable navigation solutions that help mariners more accurately predict annual charting costs.
Jeppesen FlatFee lets mariners purchase some or all of nine worldwide zones at an affordable fixed price. Once purchased, vessels are able to view and use all charts, for both voyage planning and navigation, without limitations for a subscription term of one year. This helps mariners improve safety and ENC handling, while simplifying Port State Controls and ensuring predictable charting costs. If sailing needs change, additional zone subscriptions can be added without having to create new licenses — making Jeppesen FlatFee an extremely flexible and expandable chart licensing option. Jeppesen uses a variation of existing licensing methods to ensure accurate processing of Hydrographic Office commissions.
“Initial reports from vessels testing our FlatFee licensing have been overwhelmingly positive,” said Gary Minard, Jeppesen director, global marine sales and marketing. “This new solution is better meeting our customers’ needs by helping overcome both the hassles and unpredictable costs associated with using ENCs around the world.”
With the addition of FlatFee, Jeppesen has expanded its global ability to offer mariners innovative bundled solutions that enhance navigation while helping both ships and shipping companies operate safely, effectively and efficiently. Jeppesen’s full suite of innovative solutions includes Jeppesen FleetManager, Ship Report, Weather Routing and Piracy Updates, all developed to work in concert with Jeppesen’s official ENCs available around the world.
To learn more about Jeppesen’s new FlatFee ENC licensing, visit
About Jeppesen
Jeppesen is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Jeppesen offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to both recreational and commercial marine markets. Safety-conscious boater, mariners and operators of vessels ranging from coastal to SOLAS class, rely on Jeppesen for innovative navigation solutions that improve safety and efficiency.
Jeppesen is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Jeppesen corporate information is available online at
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October 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm

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SC Brings Together Global Thought Leaders at Third World Capital Markets Symposium

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In conjunction with its 20th Anniversary, Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) will host the World Capital Markets Symposium (WCMS) from 22nd – 23rd October 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: the world’s largest Islamic capital market and Asia’s third largest bond market.

WCMS will gather influential government, financial, policy and corporate leaders to share insights, discuss opportunities and explore solutions to today’s most pressing economic challenges. WCMS has attracted more than 1,000 senior delegates from over 30 countries since its debut in 2009.

This year’s theme, ‘Redefining Markets: Sustaining Growth and Resilience’, sets the stage for crucial dialogues to lead the financial and wider business ecosystem towards stronger, more inclusive markets for balanced and sustainable growth and resilience. WCMS will also consider the growing role of Asia and the impact of an integrated ASEAN on regional dynamics.

Datin Teh Ija Jalil, Executive Director of SC and WCMS Project Director said, “SC is pleased to provide a platform for conversations on key issues facing financial markets. Discussions will focus on common economic challenges, measures to ensure sustainable growth and options for a strengthened global infrastructure.”

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, The Honourable Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak will deliver the keynote address. WCMS will also feature Lord Adair Turner, Senior Fellow, Institute for New Economic Thinking and Former Chairman, Financial Services Authority, UK; The Honourable Sheila C Bair, Former Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, USA; and Dr Fareed Zakaria, Editor-at-Large of Time magazine and host of Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN’s flagship international affairs program.

The speaker faculty is led by senior representatives from the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department, IASB, Khazanah Nasional, Japan Financial Services Agency, CIMB, CLSA, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Fung Global Institute, AirAsia, IOSCO, Standard Chartered, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Fajr Capital, The Carlyle Group, Goldman Sachs and more. The faculty includes ministers, policy makers, CEOs of leading corporates, academicians, financiers and economists from the region and around the world.

Close to 500 senior figures from national and global corporations, regulators, institutional and sovereign investors, global asset and fund managers, exchanges, custodians and investment banks are expected to attend WCMS.

Find out more and register your interest to attend, visit

Karyn Nair
Tel: +603 2176 8788 | +6012 710 1291
Source: Securities Commission Malaysia

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October 4, 2013 at 11:32 am

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Marken Announces New Vice President, Asia Pacific Region

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— Michael Culme-Seymour to be based in Singapore
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina /PRNewswire/ — Marken announced today the appointment of Michael Culme-Seymour to a new position as Vice President, Asia Pacific Region, effective October 14, 2013. Mr. Culme-Seymour will be responsible for clinical logistics and Marken’s seven branches in the region, including: Singapore, Australia, India, mainland China, Japan, Hong Kong and Korea.
Mr. Culme-Seymour has 22 years of logistics experience with airlines, express couriers and major post companies in Singapore, Zurich and London. He was most recently owner of Fischer Road Express Pte Ltd., a private company specializing in life science logistics. Prior to that, Mr. Culme-Seymour held senior executive positions in various companies including Singapore-based consulting firms, Deutsche Post Global Mail, DHL Global Mail, Swiss Cargo, DHL Express and International Bonded Couriers. He is British with 16 years overseas service and was a non-commissioned officer in the Royal Navy for 6 years.
“We are delighted to welcome Michael Culme-Seymour to Marken,” said Wes Wheeler, Marken’s Chief Executive Officer, “Michael brings extensive and practical expertise – and leadership – to our growing Asia Pacific region. We have spent the past two years making significant investments in the region, particularly India, mainland China, Japan and Korea, which add to our already solid position in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. We see significant growth potential in the APAC region due to the shifts in clinical trial recruitment, the continued search for treatment-naive patients, the opening of China as a source of patients and the explosive growth of biosimilar drugs being sourced from these countries. Michael will work to expand Marken’s growing presence in the region and contribute very well to our strategic plans.”
About Marken
Marken is the leading global clinical supply chain solutions provider dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, supporting over 49,000 clinical investigators in more than 150 countries. Marken integrates Depot and Logistics services into solutions that extend the reach of clinical trials to even the most remote treatment naive geographies.
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October 4, 2013 at 11:19 am

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Mega Trends Create Enormous Opportunities in the Environmental Sector in Asia-Pacific, Finds Frost & Sullivan

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— Rapid workforce expansion on the cards

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Urbanization, economic changes, connectivity and industry convergence are the top mega trends steering the environmental sector in Asia-Pacific. As a result, evolution in the trade of environmental goods, equipment, and services will lead to reinforced concepts in green jobs, carbon economy, investments, R&D, and technological development in the water, waste, and air pollution markets, and change the way businesses are run.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (, Asia-Pacific Environmental Sector—Macro to Micro Implications of Mega Trends till 2025, finds that investments in carbon economy and green finance will take precedence in Asia-Pacific, especially in water- and waste-related services and equipment. By 2025, R&D expenditure in the environmental sector will increase by 62.1 percent.

While the demand for clean water escalates in Asia-Pacific, the availability of fresh water resources is dwindling. Waste generation is set to rise by 26.1 percent from 2011 to 2025, and Asia-Pacific will remain the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gas till 2025.

“Opportunities for environmental market participants in the region will stem from the need to renew water resources, handle wastewater discharge and the mounting volume of various types of waste, dispose old electronic devices, and manage the deterioration of air quality,” saidFrost & Sullivan Energy and Environmental Research Manager Melvin Leong.

New market participants must understand key areas that are or will be pressing issues in Asia-Pacific’s environmental sector. Services and equipment related to water and waste management will remain the most significant segments, in turn, spearheading the advancement of membrane technologies.

The overall amplification of environmental markets will mean ample job opportunities. Green professionals – whose number will go up by 80 percent by 2025 – will put the spotlight on water issues, waste generation, and air pollution.

“The region will shift toward becoming a carbon economy with the implementation of carbon taxes and the cap-and-trade plan,” noted Leong. “These concepts will spur the new business environment in Asia-Pacific in the coming years.”

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

Asia-Pacific Environmental Sector—Macro to Micro Implications of Mega Trends till 2025 is part of the Environmental Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: Packaged Wastewater Treatment Market in India, Asia-Pacific eWaste Recycling Market, Global Water and Wastewater Disinfection Systems Market, and European Waste to Energy Plant Market. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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October 4, 2013 at 10:58 am

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The Best of the Jewelry World Meets at the Istanbul Jewelry Show October 2013

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ISTANBUL, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Organized by UBM Rotaforte, the “ISTANBUL JEWELRY SHOW” one of the world’s foremost jewelry fairs once again dazzles this year with numerous precious pieces. Visitors and exhibitors from around the world are meeting at the Istanbul Fair Center (CNR Expo) for Istanbul Jewelry Show October, organized for the 37th time, between the 3rd and 6th of October 2013.

The benchmark of the jewelry industry that carries a special importance for Turkey, “ISTANBUL JEWELRY SHOW OCTOBER 2013“, assembles local and foreign companies and designers for the 37th time in Istanbul. The fair that inaugurates in a glorious ceremony includes notable companies like Assos, Atasay, Bogazici, Cem Cem, Ekol, Kocak, Midas, On Mucevherat, Sade Is, Zen Pırlanta that display their designs for the first time. Dazzling stones and priceless products create a charming atmosphere that is stunning. The fair where novel designs are revealed for the first time for Christmas, New Year and Valentine’s Day also include an “enormous” surprise. The GUINNESS Certified, World’s Biggest Ring at the Valentine Diamond stand is exhibited for visitors.

Istanbul Jewelry Show -  traffic inside the halls
Istanbul Jewelry Show – traffic inside the halls
Istanbul Jewelry Show - meetings inside the booth
Istanbul Jewelry Show – meetings inside the booth

Great Involvement of Turkey in World Arena

Ms. Sermin Cengiz, UBM Rotaforte Managing Director stated that the sector in Turkey is currently planning a target of USD 5 Billion worth of exports in the coming 3 years, putting that in mind we realize that Istanbul Jewelry Show plays an important role in contributing to that target. Buyers from the Middle East are heading for Turkey instead of Dubai says Sermin Cengiz; The show creates a meeting point that ranks high on the agenda of every professional in the sector and we feel proud for organizing this event for the 37th time. We organize this fair twice a year and I am comfortable to say that our October fair has become a brand just like our March edition. Compared to last year we achieved a growth of 50%. The Istanbul Jewelry Show provides an opportunity for participants and visitors to witness the latest developments in the sector and we believe that carries a great significance for Turkey which is planning to be the world’s biggest jewelry producer. This awareness is increasing our responsibilities towards the sector every passing day. The currently 2 billion dollar exporting sector is planning a 5 billion dollar export target in the coming 3 years, putting that in mind, Istanbul Jewelry Show’s role cannot be underestimated I believe.”

Mr Ayhan Gunerthe Chairman of Jewellery Exporters’ Association expressed his views as follows: “The 37thIstanbul Jewelry Show is a point where the sector meets buyers at the international platform and this offers unique opportunities to participating companies. Through its geographical advantage and unique beauty, Istanbul has become the most important meeting point of the sector in the region. I think the fair carries special importance in achieving our export objective and presenting our handicrafts and branding developments to the entire world. As the sector grows, the fair is growing and transforming into a world class event in the eyes of the participants and the visitors and as the Jewellery Exporters Association we feel happy and wish the sector a pleasant and successful fair.”

800+ local and foreign companies under the same roof!

Upon intense demand from the sector the fair takes place in 3 halls with total of 30,000 sq meters. The sector’s leaders in fine gold jewelry, diamond jewelry, precious stones, pearls, silver jewelry, watches, display units, packaging, machinery and safe will display their new products. Supported by Istanbul Minerals and Jewelry Exporters’ Association (IMMIB), Jewellery Exporters’ Association (JTR), Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy and the Small and Medium Industry Development Organization (KOSGEB), Istanbul Jewelry Show has quality certification of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) and Quality Management System ISO-9001. The show provides opportunities to meet and cooperate with principal buyers from Europe to Asia, Russia to the Middle East and N. Africa to the Turkish Republics.

Istanbul Jewelry Show October will accommodate Jewelers from every continent whether buyers or exhibiting their designs. Group and national pavilions from Hong Kong, Italy and Thailand, independent participants from USA, UAE, Belgium, Mainland China, India, Lebanon, Spain and many other countries, in total 800+ participant company and brand will take their places for a duration of 4 days at the fair.

Great interest from special buying committees

This year Istanbul Jewelry Show October welcomes Buyer Delegations from Lebanon, Russia and China. To create new markets and preserve current market shares, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy coordinated and IMMIB organized the accommodation and invitation of buying committees from Germany, UAE, Bahrain, Czech Republic, Morocco, Croatia, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lithuania, Lebanon, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Ukraine, and Jordan.

For Press Enquiries

Tulin Bozkurt Bulut, Marketing Communications Manager, UBM Rotaforte
e-mail:, Tel: +90 212 519 0719

Editor’s Note

About UBM Rotaforte (

UBM Rotaforte, a joint-venture company formed by UBM Asia and Rotaforte International Fairs Inc., owns the Istanbul Jewelry Show, an international exhibition for jewellery, gems, watches and related equipment. Now in its 28th year, the exhibition is held twice a year, in March and in October. Overall, the shows attract almost 60,000 visitors and 1,700 exhibitors, occupying net show floor space of more than 80,000 square metres. UBM Rotaforte also publishes a supporting magazine RFJ (in Turkish and English) and organises Turkish jewellery pavilions at a number of third-party events in Italy-Vicenza, U.A.E-Dubai, India-Mumbai, Thailand-Bangkok, Ukraine-Kiev, Czech Republic-Prague and Germany-Freiburg.

About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser 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 1,400 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: UBM Rotaforte

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October 4, 2013 at 10:54 am

Vertu Presents New Constellation at One Mayfair, London — A New Kind of Extraordinary

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LONDON, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Vertu, the market leader in luxury mobile communications, celebrated the highly anticipated launch of its latest handset, the new Constellation, in London last night. Friends of the brand gathered for the evening to discover the new device at the magnificent One Mayfair.

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Guests were welcomed in to an extraordinary evening, in a fantasy landscape echoing the English countryside, the concept for which was taken from Vertu’s vibrant new advertising campaign shot by renowned photographer Kristian Schuller. Headlining the evening’s entertainment were Goldfrapp, who treated guests to a fabulous set, including tracks from their recently released album, Tales of Us. The glamorous evening event was attended by a whole host of international guests from across the worlds of art, fashion and design including Alison Goldfrapp, Dylan Jones, Caroline Rush, Tony Chambers, Emma McQuiston, Nicholas Coleridge and Melissa Odabash.

The evening was hosted by Vertu Chief Executive Officer, Massimiliano Pogliani, who commented: “We are delighted to showcase the new Constellation at this global launch in London, the first in a series of launch events that will take place around the world over the coming weeks. This is a period of positive transformation for the company. Vertu is on an incredible journey that sees us build on our heritage while fundamentally reshaping the brand for future growth.”

Vertu pioneered the luxury mobile phone category with the launch of the iconic ‘Signature’ phone in 2002. Since then it has dominated the category that it created, despite competition from many larger brands over the years. Each phone is handmade in a state-of-the-art facility in Hampshire, England, and on completion is signed by the craftsman that created it — an indication of the passion, pride and dedication that goes into each product. With the launch of Constellation, a modern smartphone that combines expertise in fine materials, craftsmanship, technology and services, Vertu is showcasing a contemporary form that has been designed and engineered to appeal equally to the male and female customer worldwide.

Notes to editors:

Vertu aims to deliver the world’s best luxury mobile phone experience for its customers by combining expert craftsmanship and peerless materials with innovative technology and unique services. Today, Vertu leads the market that it pioneered over a decade ago.

The Vertu range of mobile phones is made up of three distinct models — Vertu Ti, Signature and Constellation. Vertu mobile phones are handmade in England using the world’s finest materials, with each one assembled by a single craftsman.

Vertu is renowned for its curated services; a suite of carefully selected exclusive offers, content and assistance especially selected to enhance the Vertu customer’s lifestyle. Vertu LIFE offers personalised recommendations and privileged access to experiences and events. Vertu CERTAINTY delivers security for customers, their data and their phones.

Vertu is available from around 500 stores, including 70 Vertu Boutiques, in 66 countries.

For further media information and images, please contact:

Global and UK Press Office
Louisa McCarthy
Neville McCarthy Associates

Michael Evans
Neville McCarthy Associates

Source: Vertu

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October 4, 2013 at 10:24 am

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