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Indonesia International Furniture Expo, IFEX 2014, Establishes Itself as One of the Leading Furniture Exhibitions in the Region

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JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The first edition of the Indonesia International Furniture Expo, IFEX 2014, was successfully organised by UBM Asia on 11-14 March 2014. The exhibition completely filled all the available space of Indonesia’s largest exhibition venue, the Jakarta International Exhibition Center (JIExpo), with exactly 400 exhibiting companies. The three-day exhibition attracted 6,113 trade visitors, of which 2,021 were overseas buyers sourcing Indonesian furniture for sale in Europe, China, the USA and Australasia.
Emphasising the importance of furniture exports to the nation’s economy, the opening ceremony was attended by both the Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Muhammad Luti, and the Minister of Industry, Mr. Mohamad S. Hidayat. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Soenoto, Chairman of the Indonesian Furniture & Handicraft Association (AMKRI), predicted that Indonesia would achieve furniture exports of US$5 billion within the next five years.
The exhibits covered a wide range of products, from contemporary furniture and mass-market offerings to traditional, handcrafted furniture. The materials used reflected Indonesia’s abundant supply of sustainably sourced woods, as well as rattan and textiles. The exhibition also included a rich selection of home furnishings, decorations and handicraft items.
Exhibitors commented that the quality of buyers they met at the fair had been very high and several companies reported record on-site sales. Mr. Hatta Sinatra Chairman of major rattan furniture manufacturer Indosurya Mahakam, remarked “IFEX was a very good exhibition for us. We met all our key customers from abroad as well as some new buyers.” Mr. Rudy Halim, Chairman of panel and solid wood furniture producer Rimba Central Management Group, commented: “The quality of the buyers was very high. We exceeded our sales target for the show.”
The 6,113 international buyers who attended IFEX 2014 came from a total of 108 countries. In descending order, the top ten countries were: Australia, China, USA, Malaysia, Singapore, India, the Netherlands, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Several official buyer delegations visited the exhibition, including groups from Belgium and Turkey.
A full program of meetings, seminars and awards were held in conjunction with the exhibition. This included the annual general meeting of the International Association of Furniture Publications, seminars on the furniture markets of Europe and the USA, and the IFEX Indonesia Designers Awards Ceremony.
Mr. Christopher Eve, Senior Vice President of UBM Asia Ltd., comments: “UBM Asia is excited about the success of the first edition of IFEX. Indonesia’s export furniture industry has huge potential for growth backed by is vast resources of sustainably sourced raw materials and extensive manpower resources. We expect IFEX to increasingly become one of the leading furniture exhibitions in the region as more venue capacity becomes available for expansion of the exhibition. The addition of IFEX to our portfolio of world-leading furniture exhibitions is significant. By coordinating the dates of IFEX with those of our Malaysia International Furniture Fair (MIFF), we can offer international furniture buyers with convenient one-trip, two-stop access to two of Asia’s leading sources of furniture — Malaysia and Indonesia.”
The second edition of Indonesia International Furniture Expo will be held on 12-15 March 2015 at the Jakarta International Exhibition Center.
Facts and Figures about IFEX 2014
Organised by: UBM Asia Ltd (Indonesia subsidiary: PT Pamoran Niaga International) and Indonesia Furniture and Handicraft Association (AMKRI)
Dates: 11-14 March 2014
Venue: Jakarta International Expo
Exhibition size: 30,000 sqm (gross), 17,000 sqm (net exhibit space)
Numberofexhibitors: 400 companies
Number of visitors: 6,113 (2,021 overseas from 108 countries; 4,092 domestic)
Notes to Editors
1. About UBM Asia (http://www.ubmasia.com/)
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, UBM Asia operates in 25 cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff. UBM organises several major furniture exhibitions including Furniture China in Shanghai, Malaysian International Furniture Fair in Kuala Lumpur, and the Index furniture fairs in India.
2. About Indonesia Furniture Association AMKRI (http://www.amkri.org)
AMKRI is non-profit organization comprised of companies that are engaged in the furniture and handicraft industries. The Association encourages the development of innovation and creativity of Indonesian manufacturers of furniture and handicrafts, principally wooden and rattan-based products.
3. About UBM plc (http://www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content. Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com ; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM corporate news; follow @UBM for news and updates from across the businesses and selected members of UBM’s Twitter.
For press enquiries, please contact:
Jennifer Law, Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications
UBM Asia
Tel: +852-2516-1691
Fax: +852-3749-7342
Email: Jennifer.Law@ubm.com
Christy Chan, Corporate Marketing & Communications Executive
UBM Asia
Tel: +852-2516-1679
Fax: +852-3749-7342
Email: Christy.Chan@ubm.com
Source: UBM Asia

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April 8, 2014 at 5:04 pm

LiveXpert, Peripherals & Add-Ons for NewTek TriCaster @NAB 2014

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LiveXpert, part of the amazing NewTek Developers Network, showcase TriCaster peripherals and add-ons for outstanding live productions for the first time at NAB 2014
BORDEAUX, France, April 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — 3D Storm, distributor of NewTek products in EMEA and LiveXpert worldwide, showcases the full line of products of LiveXpert at NAB 2014 for the first time. LiveXpert is a complete range of solutions developed to complement and extend NewTek TriCaster and 3Play production workflows. LiveXpert gives producers the ability to produce high quality content by putting in their hands advanced solutions to manage a large scope of information, essential to live productions.
LiveXpert by 3D Storm, is a complete range of peripherals and add-ons developed to extend NewTek TriCaster and 3Play production workflows. LiveMixer deports and displays the audio mixer interface of TriCaster for a complete remote control on an external computer or audio console. LiveCG Football, the most accomplished software graphic and scoring solution to cover football games in stadiums and for television broadcast. LiveCG Broadcast is an innovative solution to send all the graphics needed in high professional television productions.
LiveXpert by 3D Storm, is a complete range of peripherals and add-ons developed to extend NewTek TriCaster and 3Play production workflows. LiveMixer deports and displays the audio mixer interface of TriCaster for a complete remote control on an external computer or audio console. LiveCG Football, the most accomplished software graphic and scoring solution to cover football games in stadiums and for television broadcast. LiveCG Broadcast is an innovative solution to send all the graphics needed in high professional television productions.
“NewTek TriCaster Pro Line sports amazing features to give producers more real-time capabilities”, says Franck Lafage, director of 3D Storm, “LiveXpert solutions answer TriCaster users expectations to ease TriCaster workflow and have a full control over all the functions of the system, without increasing staff and costs. LiveXpert allows producers to produce more content, speed up production time while increasing their revenues. NewTek TriCaster is the must-have in any production workflow; LiveXpert is the must-have in any TriCaster workflow.”
LiveXpert advanced peripherals and add-ons for NewTek TriCaster can be used as remote applications, or as independent products, operated from a computer connected to the TriCaster via iVGA. Having dedicated workstations gives production operators more space to breath, and enhances TriCaster performances.
LiveMixer is a versatile application that provides a complete remote control over the audio mixer of all TriCaster HD models. LiveMixer deports and displays the audio mixer interface of the TriCaster on an external computer, connected to the TriCaster through the local network. LiveMixer can also be associated to a physical audio control panel such as the Berhinger BCF2000 or the Yamaha 01V96i.
LiveCG Football, the most accomplished software graphic solution to cover football games in stadiums and for television broadcast. With integrated and customizable database, clocks and timers, stills and animated graphics, tickers, LiveCG Football is an advanced application for scoring, titling, graphics, statistics…management during football live productions. LiveCG Football runs on a separate computer connected on the network input of the TriCaster, through iVGA.
LiveCG Broadcast is an innovative solution, a stand-alone 1RU device, that gives the ability to send all the graphics needed in a high professional television production, such as fixed and animated titles and logos, crawled or rolled tickers, clocks, countdown, backgrounds and bitmap sequences, directly to TriCaster through iVGA channels. Full animated graphics with transparency are delivered in real-time to a single NET channel of TriCaster, without using the external video inputs. LiveCG Broadcast also provides an intuitive Social Hub to display content coming from various social platforms in the live production.
LiveXpert solutions answer today’s producers’ demands, and viewers’ expectations for any live production, no matter the destination, television, second screens, internet or bug displays. LiveXpert solutions enhance live production workflow, speed up production time, reduce costs, and increase revenues opportunities with instant high quality media content to stay in the race in a highly competitive market.
See the LiveXpert Line @ NAB 2014, in the NewTek Zone of the NAB StudioXperience – Stand SU 621 E1!
For more information about the 3D Storm products, call 3D Storm Sales at +33-(0)5-57-262-262, or by email info@3dstorm.com.
About 3D Storm
3D Storm, distributor of NewTek products in Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Turkey, Russia and Pakistan since 1999, and LiveXpert worldwide, is a leading player in the convergence of IT & the Broadcast industries.
3D Storm professional team delivers bespoke solutions through a network of Specialist and Authorized Dealers providing customers with an exclusive access to the newest and most innovative solutions on the market, such as TriCaster, 3Play and LiveXpert.
LiveXpert by 3D Storm, is the result of 15 years of strong partnerships and diligent attention to customers’ needs.
Thanks to 3D Storm BBC, Sky, Mediaset, RAI, Radio RAI, CNBC, Azzura TV, Telenova, TF1, France Televisions, BFM TV, RTL, WDR, MDR, RTBF, MBC Dubai, SBC Seychelles, TV4, Borsen TV, Kanal Sport Denmark, Super Sport South Africa, TVGA (TV de Galicia), TV3, Banco Santander, Real Madrid F.C, Arsenal Media, Paris Parc des Princes Stadium, Copenhagen Parken Stadium, City of Paris, European Parliament, Metropole Orchestra, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, King Abdullah University Saudi Arabia… deliver daily live shows.
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Source: 3D Storm

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April 8, 2014 at 4:55 pm

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Malaysian Ministerial Delegation Visits Ecobuild 2014

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The 10th anniversary of Ecobuild, world’s largest event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment conveyed wider and bigger exhibitors, industry players, speakers, conference and seminars than ever before. The 2014 edition held from 4th to 6th March 2014 at London’s ExCel was additionally significant with the visit from the Minister of Works, Malaysia Y.B. Datuk Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof accompanied by the high level delegation from the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia which serves as the construction advisory body to the government and a strong supporter of Ecobuild SEA 2014, the Southeast Asia edition.

Memorandum of Understanding was signed between CIDB and BRE at Ecobuild 2014, witnessed by the Minister or Works, Malaysia
Memorandum of Understanding was signed between CIDB and BRE at Ecobuild 2014, witnessed by the Minister or Works, Malaysia

Minister of Work tours Ecobuild 2014
Minister of Work tours Ecobuild 2014

The objective of the visit is to learn from western exemplar and best practices in every aspects of green construction, an essential enabler in the construction technology and skills required within the Malaysia construction industry. The Honorary Minister and his delegations spent over a good three hours visiting the UK companies and international companies to encourage them to exhibit at the 2nd edition of Ecobuild SEA 2014. Exhibitors also took the opportunity to explain and execute some demonstration of their product showcases in UK to the delegations.

Meanwhile, some of the exhibits companies such as Sain Gobain, Viessmann, KSB Limited, Kingspan, Wilo, Mapei that operates in Malaysia has expressed their interest in participating at the upcoming Ecobuild SEA 2014. Adding onto the stellar visit, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between CIDB and BRE on the benchmarking of Malaysia green rating tool which is currently in the final stages of development, and other research and development projects.

The visit indeed served as the pinnacle of catalyst for the Ministry, CIDB and UBM ASEAN to present Ecobuild SEA as the unrivalled gateway into the Southeast Asian market for sustainable construction by distilling key components of Ecobuild in UK to deliver a spectacle of the latest innovations and showcase of the most impressive sustainable projects from across the industry.

Ecobuild SEA will be held from 17-19 September 2014 at Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as part of the International Construction Week, an annual event spearheaded by the CIDB. This exhibition carries the characteristic of Ecobuild ExCel London and embedded with 4 additional elements to enrich the exhibition and to encounter the demands of Malaysia construction industry. Ecobuild SEA 2014 is the leading event focusing on sustainable design, construction and the built environment. CIDB is also a key player in Ecobuild SEA as they are the main host of the co-located event — International Construction Week 2014 besides the Green Build ASIA 2014, Solar Asia Expo 2014, and EcoLight Asia 2014.

Created exclusively for the construction industry, Ecobuild SEA will create a platform for exhibitors and participants alike to strengthen business ties, expand networking, and to acquire the latest information from the sustainable design, construction and build environment.

For further information, please visit http://www.ecobuildsea.com

Notes to Editors:

1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

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 (www.ubm.com)

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.

The Marketing Communication (MARCOM) Department
UNITED BUSINESS MEDIA (M) SDN BHD
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
E: Adrian.Pereira@ubm.com
W: http://www.ubmasia.com

For more information on Ecobuild SEA 2014, contact;

Mr Norman Zainal Abidin
Norman.Zainal@ubm.com

Mr Adzli Ariff
Adzli.Ariff@ubm.com

Or email ecobuild-sea@ubm.com
Source: UBM Malaysia

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April 8, 2014 at 3:21 pm

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Lynden International names Ogle Senior Director of Global Sales

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SEATTLE, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Lynden International, a full-service freight forwarding and logistics company, promoted Charlie Ogle to Senior Director of Global Sales. Ogle previously was Director of Business Development for the Asia Pacific market. Based in Seattle, Ogle will work with Lynden’s regional managers, executive team and strategic partners to increase international business.
“Charlie excels at international sales and identifying new opportunities. In his new position, he will play an important role in the future growth and development of Lynden’s global business,” says Dennis Mitchell, Vice President-International.
Ogle has extensive experience in the transportation industry. Prior to joining Lynden in 2011, he held roles in operations and sales at Sea Land Service Inc. in Alaska, Saudi Arabia, New York, Seattle and Southeast Asia. He also held management positions at Airborne Express, DHL Global Forwarding and, most recently, as Vice President at TransNet Inc. in Issaquah, Wash. A graduate of the business school at the University of Texas at Austin, Ogle is past board chair for Seattle’s Northwest Center and currently serves on the organization’s finance committee.
Lynden International is one of the Lynden family of companies whose combined capabilities include: worldwide air and ocean forwarding, international shipping, freight shipping and logistics, trade show shipping, truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, scheduled and charter barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered Hercules L-382 cargo aircraft and multi-modal logistics. Lynden companies are repeat winners in the annual Quest for Quality customer service awards presented by Logistics Management magazine.
Contact: Dorene Kolb
Director, Sales & Marketing Support
Lynden, http://www.lynden.com
+1-206-777-4650, Email: dorene@lynden.com
Source: Lynden International

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April 8, 2014 at 12:05 pm

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