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Frost & Sullivan Applauds LiquidFrameworks’ Offer of Best-in-Class Mobile Oilfield Operations Management Solutions for Select Industries

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— Apart from the cost benefits, the FieldFX product suite provides strategic tools that aid the optimum use of crew and equipment

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the mobile oilfield operations management solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes LiquidFrameworks, Inc. with the 2014 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. While many field operations management solution providers focus on developing tools that meet the needs of companies across a wide range of industries, LiquidFrameworks focuses on developing solutions specifically for companies in the oilfield, industrial, and environmental segments. This singular focus endows the company with in-depth domain expertise, which, in turn, allows it to incorporate differentiators throughout its solutions.

“LiquidFrameworks’ FieldFX solution, a cloud-based mobile field operations software, enables effective documentation and streamlining of activities — from invoicing to operational services — while minimizing costs,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Sonia Francisco. “Uniquely, LiquidFrameworks leverages its domain expertise to provide key modules that meet the distinctive needs of companies through a user-friendly, and effective end-to-end mobile field operation solution.”

The flagship module of the FieldFX product suite is E-Field Ticketing, which streamlines the workflow between operations, field personnel, and accounting by automating the field ticketing process. Field tickets can be created in the office or on location and edited on-the-go. Data such as price books and forms will be instantly available and can be embedded into field tickets automatically. Once the field worker captures the field ticket signature electronically, the data will be available in the office for immediate invoice creation and analytical use.

eForms, Timecards, Business Intelligence and Analytics and the Customer Self-Service modules are the other valuable tools from the FieldFX suite. The eForms module enables users to create a customized form based on their specific requirements while the Job Scheduling module tracks job-related resources, including personnel and equipment, in one convenient electronic whiteboard. This helps avoid common yet costly mistakes such as dispatching duplicate jobs or unavailable equipment.

The Timecards module further streamlines a company’s operations, while the Business Intelligence and Analytics module helps companies to report on operational and job information related to services performed, revenue, customer use, and activity by location. Lastly, its Customer Self-Service module helps clients improve their own customer relations by equipping operators with secure portal access to review field ticket data, thereby alleviating issues relating to unsigned or lost tickets.

The FieldFX mobile application is easy to use and offers superior online/offline capabilities and synchronization. These online/offline capabilities empower remote employees to conduct their tasks offline. FieldFX’s superior synchronization ability is another differentiator for LiquidFrameworks. While competing systems often take several hours to update information, LiquidFrameworks has developed a proprietary synchronization routine that reduces this time to less than a minute in most cases. This online/offline capability, with expeditious synchronization, makes customers’ jobs easier and helps overcome their resistance to new technologies.

LiquidFrameworks has nurtured several strategic partnerships to develop a simple system that spans various applications and supports multiple mobile systems. In order to ensure that its solutions align with the evolving market space, it has collaborated with several implementation partners as well. This has strengthened and expanded the company’s reach and created a more robust solution on the cloud, which offers more collaborative tools between various industry participants.

“While other solution providers face integration issues, LiquidFrameworks presents a streamlined integration option that is not limited to the various brands or devices being used,” noted Francisco. “The success of LiquidFrameworks’ solutions has enabled it to acquire customers globally, signifying considerable expansion opportunities for the company.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on improving the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products. The award recognizes the company’s inordinate focus on enhancing the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and ultimately customer base expansion.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About LiquidFrameworks, Inc.

LiquidFrameworks is a leading provider of cloud-based mobile field operations management solutions serving the oil field services, industrial/environmental services and energy industries. LiquidFrameworks’ FieldFX solution provides companies with numerous benefits, including increased and accelerated revenue capture, increased cash flow, improved contract compliance, increased invoice accuracy and improved customer responsiveness. LiquidFrameworks is based in Houston, Texas.

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March 11, 2014 at 5:17 pm

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We Day goes global in London with Prince Harry, Malala Yousafzai, Jennifer Hudson, Al Gore, Ellie Goulding, Sir Richard Branson and Clive Owen coming together to inspire young people to change the world

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– We Day UK is an initiative of Free The Children in partnership with lead sponsors Virgin Atlantic and Barclays —

— Photos and b-roll footage of speeches and performances from the day are available at http://www.weday.com/what-is-we-day/press/uk-epk

LONDON, March 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Today the world’s largest youth empowerment event of its kind, We Day, officially went international with its London, UK debut at Wembley Arena. World-renowned speakers, international activists and chart-topping musical sensations including Prince Harry, Malala Yousafzai, Al Gore, Craig and Marc Kielburger, Jennifer Hudson, Clive Owen, “Pretty Little Liars'” Shay Mitchell, Ellie Goulding, “Glee’s” Jacob Artist, Sir Richard Branson, Dizzee Rascal and We Day co-chairs Holly Branson and Lord Rumi Verjee amongst others, came together to educate, inspire and empower 12,000 student leaders to take action on local and global causes that are important to them. Today’s students will join the ‘WE’ movement of 2.3 million engaged, young global citizens from across North America and the UK who are committed to changing the world through social action.

An initiative of international charity and educational partner, Free The Children, We Day is taking the philanthropic world by storm with events in the US (next stops are Seattle March 21 and California March 26), Canada and the UK, and is one of the world’s largest registered charities on Facebook with 3.8 million followers. This year alone, more than 180,000 young people will come together in stadium gatherings to take part in this unprecedented educational initiative.

Greeted by a piercing drum beat of applause and cheers, 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai spoke to the audience about the extreme struggles she once faced just to be able to go to school.

In her speech, Malala said: “Every day that I meet young people like you who are committed to changing the world – I am the one who is inspired.” A passionate advocate for girls’ rights to go to school, which she is taking action on through her foundation, the Malala Fund, she then went on and described how: “We are making tremendous gains, but we have much work yet to be done – and we need more help to accomplish our task. We need more friends, and we need more partners. That is the reason I am here today – to forge a partnership.” Inviting Free The Children’s co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger onstage, as well as the CEO and co-founder of the Malala Fund, Shiza Shahid, the three parties announced a new joint partnership aimed to inspire young people throughout the UK and around the world to stand up for girls’ right to access education. The full details on the partnership announcement can be found here.

Hosted by MTV’s Laura Whitmore, Bluey Robinson and Lilah Parsons the day was full of powerful educational speeches, inspirational moments and show-stopping performances, which can be seen here. Some of these included:

Prince Harry praised the crowd of 12,000 for committing to a cause they cared about and said he hoped they would inspire and encourage their friends.
Recognized by the young audience as Harry Potter’s Luna Lovegood, actress Evanna Lynch shared her incredible and inspiring story of how she struggled with her own self-esteem issues. She moved the audience of 12,000 with her powerful words about how she found strength from J.K. Rowling’s stories – and Luna’s character especially. There was total silence as she said: “We’ve been told a million times that we need to love ourselves. I’m urging you all today to take that a step further, by not only accepting your differences and the things that make you odd, but to embrace and celebrate them, because it is that very essence that is the propulsive, electric energy that fuels your creativity and can be your single greatest tool in your mission for social change.”
Long-time Free The Children supporter, Jennifer Hudson, is no stranger to the We Day stage, performing at past We Day events in North America. As a strong advocate for children, she co-founded with her sister Julia, the Julian D. King Foundation, which was established to provide stability, support and positive experiences for children of all backgrounds to help enable them to grow to be productive, confident and happy adults. Today, she supports the 12,000 students in attendance and has them on their feet performing I Can’t Describe and Bleed for Love.
Brit award winning songstress, Ellie Goulding, closed the show with her hit single Anything Could Happen. The audience was ecstatic as Ellie was joined on stage for her first performance with the London Youth Choir, whose last gig included a performance on stage alongside The Rolling Stones in London.

The full lineup of acts who took the stage at We Day UK included Prince Harry, Malala Yousafzai, Jennifer Hudson, Ellie Goulding, Gary Neville, Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Birdy, Jacob Artist, Dizzee Rascal, Sam and the Womp, Clive Owen, Evanna Lynch, Shay Mitchell, Sir Richard Branson, Holly Branson, Sam Branson, Bluey Robinson, Lilah Parsons, Laura Whitmore, Jamal Edwards, The Tenors, Young Stitch, Martine Wright, Iiro Seppanen, Jeb Corliss, Lord Rumi Verjee, Craig and Marc Kielburger, Spencer West and Molly Burke. Full bios and photos can be downloaded here.

Students cannot buy a ticket to the event; they have to earn it through making a commitment to undertake at least one local and one global charitable act of their choice as part of the year-long We Act program. By registering for We Act, students and teachers receive free educational resources, student-led campaign ideas and materials to support them on their mission to make a difference. Together We Day and We Act provide a plan to raise a generation of active global citizens.

Craig Kielburger, who co-founded Free The Children with his brother Marc in 1995 when he was 12 years old, said: “Today was a momentous day with We Day officially going international. It celebrated the incredible actions of all of the young people in the UK that were in the audience, and provided them with a platform to learn even more about pressing local and global issues, inspiring them to take action and celebrate the meaningful contribution they’re making to better our world. From bake sales that support clean water projects in Kenya to collecting canned goods for local food banks, the actions of the students here today are extraordinary, and these good deeds do add up. Since 2007, $37 million has been raised for more than 1,000 local and global causes and 9.6 million hours volunteered by the young people involved in We Act. These numbers demonstrate how young people can affect positive social change and can make a difference.”

In the UK, Free The Children has worked with more than 700 schools and 150,000 young people as part of We Act. Schools from across the UK have worked hard to earn their way to We Day today. Sunnyhill Primary in Streatham, London, celebrated Valentine’s Day with a talent show and non-uniform day, asking pupils to bring a tin of food to donate to their local food bank, and Crosskeys Campus Coleg Gwent in Caerphilly, Wales, held a raffle to raise money for a local women’s refuge. Supporting global issues, students at Humphrey Perkins School in Loughborough planned a bake sale and roller disco to raise money for building schools in rural China. As they leave the arena today, students from those schools, together with 12,000 others are heading back to their communities ready to carry on their incredible work and earn their tickets to We Day UK 2015.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson commented on We Day’s inaugural debut in London and some of the schools in attendance that are also a part of the Team London Young Ambassador program: “We are delighted to be working with Free The Children, inspiring and recruiting young Londoners to get involved in our Team London Young Ambassadors programme. Congratulations to all the youngsters who have earned their way to the first ever We Day event – have a great day and keep up the hard work!”

We Day and the We Act program are free of charge to the thousands of students and teachers in attendance at the event and across the country, thanks to the generous support of sponsors led in the UK by Virgin Atlantic and Barclays. We Day UK is co-chaired by Free The Children ambassador Holly Branson and Lord Rumi Verjee.

About Free The Children
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Like We Day on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/weday
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Rosie Stewart: rosie.stewart@edencancan.com / 020 7467 9426
Angie Gurley: angie@freethechildren.com / +1 416-432-9291
Lauren Stasila: lauren.stasila@freethechildren.com / +1 416-558-9310
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March 11, 2014 at 3:03 pm

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The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited and Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd Sign Agreement to Develop The Peninsula Yangon

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HONG KONG, March 10, 2014/PRNewswire/ — The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) and Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. have announced a definitive shareholders’ agreement for the purpose of restoring the former Myanmar Railway Company headquarters into a hotel to be called The Peninsula Yangon.

Mr Clement K.M. Kwok, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HSH (left) and Mr Serge Pun, Chairman of Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd (right). Photo credit Berton Chang
The agreement, subject to conditions and approval, will seek to redevelop and restore the heritage building, which dates from the 1880s and is one of the oldest existing colonial buildings in Yangon. It is located on Bogyoke Aung San Road in the central business district of Yangon, one kilometre north of the Yangon River and adjacent to the tourist attraction known as Scott’s Market.

Mr Clement K.M. Kwok, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HSH, commented: “Myanmar is one of the world’s most exciting emerging markets and we see good potential in this market as a luxury travel and tourism destination. We are delighted to partner with Yoma, who share our long-term vision for the success of this project and have a proven track record of successful investments in Myanmar.”

Mr Serge Pun, Chairman of Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd, said: “The former Myanmar Railway Company headquarters is an iconic building in Myanmar. We believe that working with one of Asia’s most established hotel owner-operators and creator of world-class experiences will be invaluable in restoring the building to its former glory, as well as bring to Yangon a new luxury experience. It is a privilege to be part of this endeavour.”

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March 11, 2014 at 11:31 am

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JNA Awards 2014 Now Accepting Entries

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Categories include search for outstanding ASEAN enterprise; entries will be accepted until midnight, April 17, 2014

HONG KONG, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — JNA Awards, the annual industry-wide event that honours the innovators and leaders of the international jewellery industry, with a focus on their achievements and contribution in Asia, is now accepting entries for 2014.
(From left) Nissim Palomo, chief marketing officer of Israel Diamond Institute; Gilat Elizov-Gefen, managing director of IDI Asia Pacific; Naresh Surana, director of Diarough (Hong Kong); Helen Molesworth, managing director of Gübelin Academy; Albert Cheng, managing director of World Gold Council Far East; Letitia Chow, founder of JNA and director of Business Development – Jewellery Group of UBM Asia; Kent Wong, managing director of Chow Tai Fook; Rita Maltez, manager of Rio Tinto Diamond’s Greater China Re
(From left) Nissim Palomo, chief marketing officer of Israel Diamond Institute; Gilat Elizov-Gefen, managing director of IDI Asia Pacific; Naresh Surana, director of Diarough (Hong Kong); Helen Molesworth, managing director of Gübelin Academy; Albert Cheng, managing director of World Gold Council Far East; Letitia Chow, founder of JNA and director of Business Development – Jewellery Group of UBM Asia; Kent Wong, managing director of Chow Tai Fook; Rita Maltez, manager of Rio Tinto Diamond’s Greater China Re

Individuals or companies may submit their entries or on behalf of others by completing the online application form available at the Awards’ website: http://www.jnaawards.com/. Deadline for submissions will be midnight (Hong Kong time) of April 17, 2014.

There will be 16 categories this year, including a new category that spotlights the ASEAN region. The full list of JNA Awards 2014 categories is as follows:

Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding Contribution of the Year
Brand of the Year – Retail
Employer of the Year
Industry Innovation of the Year – Manufacturing – Business
Industry Innovation of the Year – Manufacturing – Technology
Manufacturer of the Year – Diamond Cutting and Polishing
Manufacturer of the Year – Gem-set Jewellery
Manufacturer of the Year – Precious Metal Only Jewellery
Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – ASEAN Countries
Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India
Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – Mainland China
Retailer of the Year
E-tailer of the Year
Sustainability Initiative of the Year
Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Age 40 and below)

Entries will be judged from May to June by a highly respected international panel of judges representing key sectors of the jewellery industry. The Honourees or shortlisted candidates will be revealed on June 19, and will be feted together with the Recipients at the JNA Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on Tuesday, September 16, at the InterContinental Hong Kong, during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014.

Speaking at today’s launch event, Letitia Chow, founder of JNA and director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, said “Since its launch, the JNA Awards has been widely recognised as one of the most prestigious accolades one could aspire for in the jewellery and gemstone industry. With this year’s categories, we continue to deliver an awards programme that is in tune with the industry’s evolution. With our new category, we recognise the growing importance of the ASEAN region in the jewellery and gemstone industry. We are looking forward to seeing a wider range and more exceptional entries this year.”

Wolfram Diener, senior vice president of UBM Asia, added “UBM Asia is proud to organise a platform that inspires the jewellery and gemstone industry to continuously strive for excellence and growth. With the tireless efforts of our organising team and outstanding support from our partners, I believe that the JNA Awards will be even more successful this year.”

Rita Maltez, manager of Rio Tinto Diamonds’ Greater China Representative Office, said “Rio Tinto is honoured to be the headline partner of JNA Awards, together with Chow Tai Fook. Since its inception, we believed the JNA Awards would become the most important event of its kind and in 2013 this was reflected in the increased diversity of entries. We are delighted to see the expansion of award categories and the addition of new honoured partners in 2014, which is further testament to the importance of this platform.”

Kent Wong, managing director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group said, “JNA Awards proudly marks its third edition this year. As a Headline Partner of the JNA Awards for three years in a row, we will definitely continue to offer the best of our support to the organiser. The JNA Awards has achieved resounding success in the previous two years. Their triumph encourages and motivates us to do better year after year.

“With the announcement of this year’s award categories, I strongly encourage industry players to submit their entries. It is only with your strong support, comprehensive representation and industry-wide reception that the JNA Awards could flourish. I look forward to seeing old and new faces in the award presentation ceremony,” Wong added.

Now on its third year, JNA Awards 2014 is organised by JNA (Jewellery News Asia) and is led by Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook as Headline Partners, with Diarough Group, Gubelin Group, the Israel Diamond Institute, KARP Group, Paspaley Pearling Company and Shanghai Diamond Exchange as Honoured Partners.

Notes for Editors:

1. About JNA

JNA is the flagship magazine of UBM Asia’s Jewellery Group. First published in 1983, the title is the leader in providing up-to-date international jewellery trade news with an Asian insight. It features original, in-depth reports by experienced journalists covering the latest developments in the diamond, pearl, gemstone and jewellery-making equipment, and supplies sectors.

2. About the Headline Partners

2.1 Rio Tinto Diamonds (www.riotintodiamonds.com)

Rio Tinto operates a fully integrated diamonds business from exploration through to sales and marketing. It is one of the world’s major diamond producers through its 100 percent control of the Argyle mine in Australia, 60 percent of the Diavik mine in Canada, 78 percent interest in the Murowa mine in Zimbabwe and 100 percent interest in the Bunder project in India.

Rio Tinto’s share of the production from its three operating diamond mines is sold through its sales and marketing office in Antwerp, with representative offices in Mumbai, Hong Kong and New York. It also operates a niche cutting and polishing factory in Perth for the rare pink diamonds from its Argyle mine. Rio Tinto is a leading supporter of the Kimberley Process, as well as a founding member of the Responsible Jewellery Council.

2.2 Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (www.chowtaifook.com)

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, a leading jeweller in the Mainland of China, Hong Kong and Macau, was listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in December 2011 and has become the world’s largest pure-play jeweller by market capitalisation. Chow Tai Fook is now a constituent stock of the Hang Seng China 50 Index and the Hang Seng Mainland 100 Index. Its principal products are mass luxury jewellery and high-end luxury jewellery products including gem-set jewellery, gold products, platinum and karat gold product, and watches.

The Group’s iconic brand “Chow Tai Fook” and long-standing history of over 80 years of operations represent key competitive advantages of its business. The Chow Tai Fook brand is recognised for its trustworthiness and authenticity, and renowned for its product design, quality and value.

The Group has an extensive retail network, with over 2,000 points of sale in more than 400 cities in Greater China, Singapore and Malaysia. It also has a growing presence in e-commerce. The Group’s vertically integrated business model provides an effective and tight control over the entire operation chain from raw material procurement, design, production, to marketing and sales through its extensive retail network.

3. About the Honoured Partners

3.1 Diarough Group

Diarough Group was established in Antwerp in 1975 and owns diamond polishing factories in China, India, Thailand and Botswana, with a network of sales offices around the world. Diarough is known among the most professional and respected names in the international diamond industry.

Diarough believes in building and nurturing long-term business relationships based on mutual trust, finding solutions to business and marketing problems, creating marketable opportunities through innovative products and providing excellent client services.

Its jewellery manufacturing unit Uni-Design has produced many award winning jewellery pieces, which have been proudly worn by celebrities on the red carpet over the years.

The Group employs over 3,500 people and is engaged in a wide range of diamond business activities like rough trading, cutting, polishing, jewellery manufacturing and marketing to retailers, chain stores, global brands and private labels worldwide. Diarough employs advanced technology and modern work speed with traditional ethical business practices upon which the Company was founded.

3.2 Gubelin Group (www.gubelin.com)

Since 1854 the name Gubelin has stood for the very highest standards in gemstones, jewellery and watches. With its selection of most sought-after timepieces and jewellery of its own design, the family-run business is represented at all the prime locations in Switzerland: Lucerne, Zurich, Basel, Bern, St. Moritz, Lugano and Geneva. Last November, Gubelin Jewellery established its presence in Hong Kong.

Besides the jewellery boutiques and the Gubelin Ateliers, the group has a newly-established Academy and a world-renowned Gemmological Laboratory. The Gubelin Gem Lab is one of the oldest and most respected institutions of its kind, relied on by dealers, auction houses, royal families and collectors since the 1920s.

3.3 The Israel Diamond Institute

The Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) is a non-profit, public interest company representing all institutions involved in the Israeli Diamond Industry. Israel is one of the world’s leading diamond centres, and the Israeli diamond industry has an illustrious history dating back to the late 1930s.

IDI works for the benefit of Israel’s diamond industry in the areas of marketing and business promotion, international communications, R&D, rough sourcing, professional training, publishing and security consultancy. IDI is responsible for industry participation in major trade fairs around the world, organising Israeli Diamond Pavilions, receptions, press conferences and other events at these fairs.

IDI operates a representative office in Hong Kong, which fosters trade relations with Asian markets.

3.4 KARP Group (www.karpgroup.com)

With over four decades of experience and expertise in the diamond trade, KARP caters to international luxury brands. Apart from being a DTC Sightholder, the group is recognised as an “institution” in the industry, using the most technologically advanced manufacturing systems in the business. KARP manufactures a huge array of products, from 0.005-carat goods to stones weighing 10 carats and above.

It excels in the production of certified fine makes, fancy-cut goods and fancy coloured diamonds. The manufacturer is one of the few companies that has achieved up to 5-micron precision in diamond manufacturing.

3.5 Paspaley Pearling Company

Paspaley Pearling Company is the leading producer of Australian South Sea pearls, supplying strands, loose pearls and mother-of-pearl shells to many of world’s leading jewellery wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers.

The Paspaley family became involved in pearling in the 1920s, and is the world’s only South Sea pearl producer with origins in the natural pearl industry. Paspaley Pearling Company Pty Ltd was incorporated in 1953 and built its success and reputation as a pioneer in the cultivation of South Sea pearls. Today, the Company sets the benchmark for modern pearling practices, operating numerous pearl farms dotted along more than 2,500 kilometres of the remote and pristine coastline of north-west Australia.

Paspaley’s harvest represents the majority of Australian South Sea pearl production and has a well-deserved reputation for exceptional quality.

3.6 Shanghai Diamond Exchange (www.cnsde.com)

Authorised by the State Council, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE) is the only diamond exchange in China and provides diamond dealers a fair and safe transaction venue under close supervision. It also enjoys a favourable taxation policy and is operated in accordance with international best practices of the diamond industry.

Established in 2000, the SDE is a non-profit, self-regulating membership organisation and a member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses.

For more information, contact:

JNA
UBM Asia (Hong Kong)
+852-2516-1630
enquiries@jnaawards.com

4. 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 60 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.
Source: UBM Asia Ltd

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March 11, 2014 at 10:42 am

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