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ASIAWATER2014 — The Region’s Leading Water Industry Event

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Organised by UBM Malaysia, a UBM Asia company, ASIA WATER Expo & Forum -widely recognised as The Region’s Leading Water Industry Event will take place at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, from 19-21 March 2014.

Thousands of industry professionals across Asia are gearing up for the 8th Edition of ASIAWSTER EXPO & Conference that brings together policy makers, industry leaders, experts and practitioners to address the challenges, showcase new technologies, discover opportunities and share experiences.

ASIAWATER 2014 underlines how important element water is to a rapidly developing country like Malaysia. The National Water Services Commission is proud to again play a key role in the improvement of our water supply system, ensuring that it keeps pace with this progress,” said Dato’ Ismail Kasim, Chairman, National Water Services Commission (SPAN).

“The Ministry encourages all industry players and professionals to attend ASIA WATER 2014 so as to help conserve the gift of water. We need to ensure that we can continue to deliver sustainable water in the future. Water is life, Energy is wealth And Green Technology is the game changer,” said Y.B. Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, J.P.Minister, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water Malaysia (KeTTHA).

In recognition of Asia Water 2014 Expo & Forum’s track record as an international standard, the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) has given its official endorsement primarily to Malaysia Exhibitors to facilitate Tax Incentive for double tax reduction under the promotion of exports for exhibitors. Matrade also provides financial assistance to SMEs through the Market development Grant (MDG).

Some of the confirmed exhibiting companies include Siemens, Xylem Water Solutions, ITS Group, Alfa Laval, Ranhill Utilities, Ebara Pumps, Salcon Engineering, Palintest Asia Pacific, Pentair Water, VAF Filtration, Pure Technologies Ltd, Metrohm, Hach, AVK Valves, Borouge, Jacobi, Thermo Scientific, DHI Water & Environment, Festo, HR Wallingford and many more.

Tapping into business opportunities in Asia Water 2014, it would just be the right and fine platform for buyers to discover and reach out towards their potential market. Malaysia could be one of them backed and support by industry leaders, Ministry, and Government itself.

Three international conferences will run concurrently with the show. They include 8th ASIA WATER Conference, ASIA WATER 2014 Technology Symposium and ASIA WATER Resource 2014 Conference (AWARE).

Discover more about ASIA WATER 2014 Expo, its conferences and seminars at For further enquiries, please contact +603-2176-8788 or email

Notes to Editors:

1. 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 presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 70 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

2. About UBM plc ( )

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events via online and print providing them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional communities from doctors to game developers, journalists to jewellery traders, farmers to pharmacists. Our 6,500 staff members in more than 40 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.


A-8-1, Lvl 8,
Hampshire Place Office
157, Hamphire 1
Jalan Mayang Sari
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2176-8788
Fax: +603-2164-8786

For more information on ASIAWATER 2014, contact;
Ms Airin Rushdi (General Manager)

Ms Suraya Ali (Senior Sales Manager)
Source: UBM Malaysia

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March 10, 2014 at 5:41 pm

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France is Back in the Eurail Select Pass

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UTRECHT, The Netherlands, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

Select Passes including France will be available from April 1st, 2014

Traveling in France with a Eurail Select Pass will be possible again from April 1st, 2014. After one year of reduced participation in the Eurail Pass scheme, SNCF, the French rail operator, now officially announced their decision to rejoin Eurail’s Select Pass.

The Eurail Pass range enables rail travel across Europe, promising a unique travel experience by granting easy and flexible connections between all major and minor cities in Europe. The most popular pass is the Eurail Global Pass, covering 24 European countries. Customers who want to discover only part of Europe are offered a multitude of pass varieties that can be tailored to literally every travel need.

Re-launched Four Country Select Pass includes France starting from April 1st.

This year, the Eurail Select Pass product range has been revamped. From April 1st, 2014, the pass will be re-launched, exclusively offering the four country option. Customers can tailor-make their own pass by selecting four out of 26 participating countries in which to travel. The selected countries need to be connected to each other.

“We are happy to welcome SNCF back to the Eurail Select Pass. France remains a top tourist destination within Europe. By fully including France again, the Eurail Portfolio is complete and presents itself as lean and strong for the upcoming high season. Travelling by rail on a EurailPass remains the most comprehensive way for our overseas customers to explore Europe”, explains Silvia Görlach, Eurail Group’s Sales & Marketing Manager.

Three and Five Country Select Pass and Extra Day Promotion available until March 31st.

The former Three and Five Country Select Passes will still be available for purchase until March 31st, 2014, without France. Starting from April 1st, only Four Country Select Passes are sold, offering the possibility to have France included as a destination.

Also until the end of March, tourists who reside outside Europe can benefit from the current Early Bird promotion for the Global Pass which offers free travel days. This very popular campaign offers two extra travel days for 15 day Global Passes, three extra travel days for 21 day Global Passes, and five extra travel days for one month Eurail Global Passes.

Eurail Passes are available from a worldwide network of Authorized General Sales Agents.

Please visit:

Eurail Group G.I.E., the organization dedicated to the marketing and management of the Eurail Passes is wholly owned by over thirty participating railways and shipping companies. In addition, Eurail Group has many benefit partners, including hotels, transport companies and museums, which offer their services either at a reduced rate or free of charge to rail pass holders.

For more information:

Eurail Group corporate website and press room:

E-mail:, Tel: +31(0)30-7516-500
Source: Eurail Group G.I.E.

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March 10, 2014 at 11:57 am

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