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Global Pacific & Partners, Hosts the 21st Africa Oil Week in Cape Town, South Africa, from 3rd-7th November 2014

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa  /PRNewswire/ — Join industry colleagues for the most prominent annual Conference held in Africa’s oil and gas-LNG and energy industry. Since 1994 this event remains the widely recognised for forging and enhancing relationships between both companies and governments.

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Meet with state oil officials plus private and public companies seeking to execute acreage deals, along with institutional investors and a wide range of growing service and supply industry operators found across the oil and gas-LNG value chain

Hear from: Ministry of Minas, Industria y Energia, Equatorial Guinea, Empresa de Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos de Mocambique, Ministry of Mines & Energy, Namibia, Ministere du Petrole de L’Energie et des Mines, Mauritania, Ministry of Mines, Ethiopia, Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, Ministry of Energy, Kenya, Petroleum Exploration & Production Department, Uganda, Ministry of Petroleum & Mining, South Sudan, Department of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria, Ministere des Hydrocarbures, DRC, Geological Survey Department, Malawi, Ministry of Hydrocarbons, Madagascar, Ecopetrol, Ministry of Hydrocarbons, Congo, National Petroleum Agency, Sao Tome & Principe, Petroleum Technology Development Fund (Nigeria), Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation, Ghana Oil and Gas Service Providers,  ONGC-Videsh, PetroSA, JOGMEC, PetroSeychelles, Government of Canada, ONHYM, South African Oil & Gas Alliance, Agence de Gestion et de Cooperation Entre la Guinea-Bissau et le Senegal, Gabon Oil Company, Petroleum Agency SA, Total, Tullow Oil, Chevron, ENI, Oando Energy Services, Addax Petroleum, Anadarko, CNOOC Africa, Atlantic Energy, ExxonMobil, Africa Oil Kenya, Genel Energy, Global Pacific & Partners, Salama Fikira, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, Fastnet Oil & Gas, FBN Capital, Africa Oil & Gas, BP plc, OMV, African Petroleum Corporation, BG Group, Mitsubishi, Spectrum,Sasol Petroleum International, Shell, Noble Energy, Ophir Energy, Afren, Pluspetrol, HRT Petroleum, Svenska Petroleum Exploration, Statoil, Petroceltic, Mitsui, Marathon Oil, Impact Oil & Gas Limited, TransGlobe Energy, Discover Exploration, World Bank, CAMAC Energy, PGS, CGG, Schlumberger, Compass Energy Services, Vaalco Energy, Mart Resources, TGS, Galp Energia, Fugro, Petronas, Royal African Society, Cairn India

Numerous executives in the global industry have remarked that the annual Africa Oil Week stands apart as a leading meeting in the global oil-gas calendar.

Opening Guest Speaker is Paolo Scaroni, Deputy Chairman, Rothschild London

Their 16th Scramble for Africa: Strategy Briefing held on the Monday, provides unrivalled insights into the Continent’s fast-changing upstream oil and gas game, with presentations by Dr Duncan Clarke (Chairman of the Board, Global Pacific & Partners).

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September 19, 2014 at 5:36 pm

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BOMBAY SAPPHIRE(R) Returns Historic Laverstoke Mill to its Former Glory; Opens State-of-the-art Gin Distillery & World Class Visitor Experience

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LAVERSTOKE, England /PRNewswire/ —

Sneak peek into the new global brand home prior to public opening on 1 October

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®, the world’s number one premium gin by value and the fastest-growing premium gin[1], is proud to announce the doors to Laverstoke Mill – its gin distillery, visitor experience and brand home – will open to the public on 1 October, 2014.

With less than two weeks to the historic grand opening, celebrations started early yesterday with more than 200 invite-only guests experiencing an exclusive first showing of the renovated site and a spectacular unveiling of the unique glasshouses where the 10 botanicals – juniper, lemon peel, grains of paradise, coriander, cubeb berries, orris root, almonds, cassia bark, liquorice, angelica – chosen for the unique taste of Bombay Sapphire are grown on display.

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The newly restored site provides an opportunity for the public to explore Laverstoke Mill as a state-of-the-art gin distillery and world-class visitor experience that marries the site’s history and beauty with the highest standards in design, functionality and sustainability.

For more than 200 years, the mill produced high quality paper for the bank notes of England. The mill expanded with the growth of the British Empire. During Queen Victoria’s reign, it rose prominently and Laverstoke Mill began making bank notes for England’s newly acquired lands, including India. This deep-rooted heritage connects the story of England, Laverstoke Mill, India and the 1761 British recipe for Bombay Sapphire.

The two hectare former brown-field site, just 60 miles from London, is an impressive collection of 40 buildings – showcasing many fine examples of Victorian and Edwardian architectural styles. The utmost care was taken to retain as much of the original buildings as possible balanced with the modernity of the British-made spirits brand.

Reflecting on the restoration project, Global Category Director for Bombay Sapphire Ben Farlow says, “We fully respect the importance of heritage and have made every effort over the last four years to ensure Laverstoke Mill is a place that is reflective of its past, and holds the fundamental principles of creativity, integrity and beauty at its centre. It is fantastic to witness the opening of Laverstoke Mill and show-off the incredible design and splendor of the site which we are proud to call our home as it provides the perfect setting to showcase an elegant brand asBombay Sapphire.”

Laverstoke Mill has been recognised as the first distillery and first refurbishment to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ design-stage Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) accreditation[2] for its distillery process buildings.

“This marks the start of a new legacy for Bombay Sapphire gin. For the first time, we are opening our doors to the public and inviting them to explore the story of Bombay Sapphire,” says Nik Fordham, Master Distiller of Bombay Sapphire. “We are very proud of how we craft each and every bottle of Bombay Sapphire on site and look forward to sharing that passion and enthusiasm with the public.”

Hosted by Bombay Sapphire Global Brand Ambassador Raj Nagra, guests at last night’s event were treated to an evening of entertainment with live music from Britten Sinfonia – Britain’s most pioneering Chamber Orchestra. The celebration culminated in a spectacular and contemporary show of lights, unveiling the two intertwining botanical glasshouses – one tropical and one temperate – which were designed in collaboration with acclaimed Londondesigner Thomas Heatherwick and his team at Heatherwick Studio to complement the natural beauty and functionality of the site.

In a journey of self-discovery of the modern and immersive distillery experience, invited guests were encouraged to use interactive maps to explore the distillery and learn the craftsmanship and heritage behind Bombay Sapphire. Guests wandered through the botanical glasshouses and Botanical Dry Room, saw the historic Dakin Stills, uncovered the rich history of Laverstoke Mill in the Heritage Room, and ended the experience with a classicBombay Sapphire cocktail in the beautifully designed Mill Bar alongside the River Test.

Those closest to the project served as hosts to explain the different experiences of the site including Master of Botanicals Ivano Tonutti, Master Distiller at Laverstoke Mill Nik Fordham, Estate Manager Will Brix, and designerThomas Heatherwick. Guests learned about the gin’s unique Vapour Infusion method – the delicate distillation process which captures the natural flavours of the botanicals to produce a smooth and complex-tasting gin.

“It’s amazing to finally see the vision come to life. This project consumed my attention ever since Bombay Sapphireapproached me with the prospect in 2010, and my team and I feel honoured to have been part of such an incredible journey,” adds Heatherwick. “The unique distillation process, alongside the sheer wealth of heritage associated with the site, fascinated me and provided the perfect inspiration to create a centerpiece worthy of such an incredible project.”

The Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill also features the Empire Room, a new advocacy and training centre to educate the world’s top bartenders. Tailored brand education master classes will be hosted here for trade and media guests from all over the world, offering an incredible learning experience and opportunity to understand and share in the core values at the heart of Bombay Sapphire.

For more information about the Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill and to book tickets, visithttp://www.distillery.bombaysapphire.com.

[1] Data sourced by IWSR (International Wine and Spirit Research*), for the 12 months to the end of December 2013.

[2] Rating granted in accordance with 2008 BREEAM criteria.

Editors Notes

  • Laverstoke Mill was recorded as a corn mill in the famous Doomsday book of 1086 – the grand survey by William the Conqueror to assess all his newly claimed land.
  • Between 1719 and the 1950’s, Laverstoke Mill was owned by a single family, the Portal family.
  • Laverstoke Mill expanded with the growth of the British Empire. During Queen Victoria’s reign, it rose prominently and Laverstoke Mill began making the paper for the bank notes for England and then its newly acquired lands.
  • As Queen Victoria pushed farther to include exotic and far away India, the mill created paper for India’s bank notes as well. At this time history connects England, Laverstoke Mill and gin.
  • English gin gained notoriety when the classic gin and tonic was created in British Colonial India. Tonic contained the quinine believed to fend off malaria and its bitter taste was smoothed by the flavourful gin.
  • To evoke this period of significant gin history, BOMBAY® Original and BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® were given their names and Queen Victoria, Empress of India, was emboldened on the label.
  • Laverstoke Mill reaped the bounty and hired the most prominent architects of the era to build a showcase for fine bank note paper production.
  • Bombay Sapphire has been a success story since it was acquired by family-owned Bacardi. The strategic focus on respecting brand heritage, authenticity and superior quality enabled the brand to grow faster than all other major international premium gins – making Bombay Sapphire the top-valued premium gin in the world.
  • Bacardi owns a portfolio of world-class brands and has a well-known track record of maintaining the unique heritage of the origin of its brands through various visitor centres.

About BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®

Bombay Sapphire is the fastest growing of the major premium gin brands and the world’s number one premium gin by value. Based on a secret 1761 recipe, Bombay Sapphire gin is created by perfectly balancing a unique combination of 10 hand-selected exotic botanicals from around the world. The natural flavours of the botanicals are captured through a delicate distillation process called Vapour Infusion which results in the tantalising, smooth and complex taste that is Bombay Sapphire.

The Bombay Sapphire brand is part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

http://www.bombaysapphire.com
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Enjoy Bombay Sapphire responsibly.

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE IS A TRADEMARK.

Source: Bombay Sapphire

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September 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University Announces 2014 Brand New EMBA Curriculum System

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SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ — Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) recently announced its 2014 brand new EMBA curriculum system. Over the past 12 years of development, SJTU’s EMBA program has always been giving top priority to and making continuous improvement upon curriculum development.

In addition to optimization of the existing curriculum, the new system reinforces three programs on profitability model, performance of improvement and review on leadership by adding “innovation+, finance+, Internet+” modules and introducing “SJTU Features” module based on our strength as a comprehensive university for consolidation and innovation of technology, engineering, medicine and management disciplines, thus helping students better understand SJTU’s other colleges and subjects, and aligning business, science with industry. Currently, this program is oriented to general management, innovation and entrepreneurship management, as well as the international program in partnership with KEDGE Business School (open this autumn).

Prof. Zhou Lin, Dean of ACEM, SJTU, said, “China’s business school growth is propelled by China’s powerful economy as well as Chinese entrepreneurs’ strong desire for systematic business education. The newly developed system pushes China’s local EMBA curriculum forward profoundly to make ongoing innovation and renovation, a pivotal milestone for EMBA curriculum reform among China’s public business schools.”

For more information, please visit our website: http://emba.sjtu.edu.cn/en

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September 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm

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3D Systems Introduces New SimbionixRobotics Training Platform

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ROCK HILL, S.C. /PRNewswire/ —

  • New Simbionix RobotiX Mentor™ is the only hands-on, complete procedural training simulator for robotic surgery skills
  • Company demonstrates new module at European Association of Urology (EAU) Robotic Urology Section (ERUS)

3D Systems  (NYSE: DDD) announced today the addition of the Simbionix RobotiX Mentor™, a new robotic surgery skills and procedural training simulator, which is being shown for the first time at the ERUS exhibition inAmsterdam, The Netherlands from September 17 to 19 (booth #7).

Robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery represents a growing portion of overall surgical volume, and the increased demand means the needs for training for robotic surgery has increased, and it is expected that this trend will continue in the coming years.

The RobotiX Mentor cross-specialty robotic surgery training system meets these needs with its advanced simulator platform with realistic training modules.

Basic skills and suturing modules provide the opportunity for surgeons of all levels of expertise to efficiently train on the required robotic skills and are the basis of the simulator curriculum. The RobotiX Mentor is the only robotic training simulator that offers a truly interactive environment that enables surgeons and residents to experience partial and entire robotic clinical procedures.

The simulator is integrated into 3DS’ online curricula management system, MentorLearn™, to help programs incorporate the simulator and unique procedure modules into the robotic curriculum. The MentorLearn system provides technical skills reporting and assessment and customization of curriculum, benchmarks and scores. Studies suggest that training within a proficiency-based virtual reality curriculum may reduce errors during real surgical procedures, making the patient the ultimate benefactor.

In addition, 3DS plans to incorporate its Bespoke Modeling™, cloud-based, easy-to-use, affordable 3D modeling service, into its Simbionix simulators. When used in conjunction with Simbionix technology, Bespoke Modeling gives medical professionals the power to communicate more effectively and improve medical learning and training. Bespoke Modeling makes it easy to view patient-specific 3D data, bookmark views, add annotations, explore specific anatomical structures and then produce full color 3D models, print on-site or through 3DS’ cloud printing services.

“We expect that the future direction of integrating simulation based training and curriculum will expand,” said Ran Bronstein, Vice President, Chief Research and Operations Officer, 3DS.  “We will continue to work in collaboration with institutions and associations to fulfill training and operative needs for complex surgical procedures based on our new simulation and 3D printing technologies.”

3D Systems offers a full array of Simbionix medical training simulators, including PROcedure Rehearsal Studio™for case rehearsal and planning and MentorLearn™ Simulator Training Management to advance clinical performance and optimize procedural outcomes through education and collaboration. More information on Simbionix products can be found on http://www.simbionix.com.

Learn more about 3DS’ commitment to manufacturing the future today at http://www.3dsystems.com.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems is pioneering 3D printing for everyone. 3DS provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced custom parts. Its powerful digital thread empowers professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life in material choices including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading healthcare solutions include integrated 3D planning and printing for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D design and inspection products embody the latest perceptual, capture and touch technology. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods with improved results and reduced time to outcomes. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, plan, guide, prototype or produce functional parts, devices and assemblies, empowering customers to manufacture the future.

More information on the company is available at http://www.3DSystems.com.

Investor Contact:
Stacey Witten,
Stacey.Witten@3dsystems.com

Media Contact:
Alyssa Hoyt,
Press@3dsystems.com

Source: 3D Systems

Related stocks: NYSE:DDD

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September 19, 2014 at 3:13 pm

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Wall Street Journal Releases Updated iPad and iPhone App for iOS 8

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App Provides Immersive Reading Experience with Enhanced Multimedia, Modeled on the Newspaper Plus Breaking News, and iOS 8 Functionality

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Wall Street Journal today announced the launch of a new app for iPad and iPhone, developed in Swift, providing a world class digital news experience modeled on the newspaper, with innovative features drawn from iOS 8.

An uncluttered reading experience is enriched with multimedia, including real-time markets data, videos, interactive graphics and photo galleries. The app includes all the sections of the newspaper, plus a “Latest News” section, updated 24/7.

The WSJ App leverages the international reach of the Journal’s network of nearly 2,000 journalists by including regional editions for Europe and Asia. Readers in Japan also have access to “Latest News” in Japanese.

More than 85 percent of WSJ App usage is on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The WSJ mobile team has chosen to integrate a number of new functions from the latest iOS 8 software to further enhance the reader experience. These include:

•Today Widget: The app takes advantage of Today widgets in Notification Center with iOS 8, providing users a convenient new way to access the “Latest News” right from the Today view. Tapping on a story opens it in the WSJ App.
•Interactive Notifications: The app integrates with iOS 8’s new interactive Notification Center, offering users an easy way to decide whether they want to read a breaking news alert immediately, dismiss it, or save the story for later.
•Handoff: Readers can seamlessly switch from one iOS device to another – and continue to read the same story.
•Adaptive UI: The iPhone experience is optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Key features of the new WSJ App:

•Latest News: Breaking news throughout the day with a single tap on the front page.
•Multimedia: Live markets data, interactive graphics, video and photo galleries.
•Navigation: A single navigation bar, allowing readers to access any article or section with one or two taps.
•Optimized Performance: Fast loading, move quickly through pages.
•Interactivity: With a single tap readers may adjust type size. They may also save an article to read later, or share it with a friend via email or social media.
“As we celebrate our 125th anniversary, it is a fitting time to rededicate ourselves to the task of producing the finest, most reliable world-class journalism, executed for a modern audience in a contemporary way. Continuing our drive for innovation, this is the next step in enhancing The Wall Street Journal’s digital offering. With a sleek design and user friendly interface, our new app brings readers the latest news, most penetrating analysis and most stimulating commentary from around the world in the most up-to-date format anywhere,” said Gerard Baker, editor in chief.

Added Edward Roussel, head of products at Dow Jones, “The new app offers readers a simplified and uncluttered reading experience, with the facility to navigate effortlessly from one article, or section, to another. The journalism is brought to life with markets data, outstanding photography, video and graphics. This is a newspaper fit for the 21st century.”

The WSJ App is available as a free download from the App Store for iPad and iPhone here. Full access to the app is included as part of a paid WSJ subscription package.

The new features of WSJ’s app can be viewed by watching the video here.

About Dow Jones

Dow Jones & Company is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations via newspapers, Web sites, apps, video, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences, and radio. Dow Jones has produced unrivalled quality content for 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news-gathering operations with nearly 2,000 journalists in more than 80 bureaus, including The Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation. Other premier brands include Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and DJX. Dow Jones publishes in 13 languages and distributes content in 28 languages, combining technology with news and data to support business decision making. The company pioneered the first successful paid online news site and its industry leading innovation enables it to serve customers wherever they may be, via the Web, mobile devices, Internet-connected televisions, and tablets.

Source: Dow Jones

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September 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm

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International Construction Week 2014 in Co-operating with Ecobuild Southeast Asia 2014 Kicked off with a Grand Opening Ceremony by Ministry of Works, Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR /PRNewswire/ — International Construction Week 2014 in co-operating with Ecobuild Southeast Asia 2014 kicked off with a grand opening ceremony this morning at 9:00 am, officiated by Y.B. Datuk Haji Fadillah Bin Haji Yusof, Minister of Works, Malaysia.

Opening Address by Minister of Works, Y.B. Datuk Fadillah bin Haji Yusof
Opening Address by Minister of Works, Y.B. Datuk Fadillah bin Haji Yusof

 

ASEAN REI closing remarks by Minister fof Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, Y.B. Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan
ASEAN REI closing remarks by Minister fof Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, Y.B. Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan

 

 

The Minister of Works launched the 2014 edition along with respective VIPs named Y.B. Dato‘ Rosnah Binti Abdul Rashid Shirilin Deputy Minister of Works Malaysia, YBhg. Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, Chairman, CIDB Malaysia, YBhg. Dato’ Sri Ir. Dr. Judin Abd Karim, Chief Executive, CIDB Malaysia, YBhg. Tan Sri Dato‘ Dr Ahmad Mustaffa Babjee, Chairman of UBM Malaysia, YBhg. Dato’ Ir. Annies bin Md Ariff, YBhg. Datuk Wira Omar bin Kaseh, Datuk Ishak Muhammad, YBhg. Dato’ Izzaddin Idris and Mr M. Gandhi, Managing Director – ASEAN Business, UBM ASEAN.

International Construction Week 2014 in co-operating with Ecobuild Southeast Asia 2014 is already a barometer for Southeast Asia’s Leading Event for Sustainable Design, Construction and Build Environment prosperity. The show is also an international event that launches future global and construction markets and, attracting more than 10,000 industry buyers and professionals in Kuala Lumpur this year.

International Construction Week (ICW) 2014, hosted by CIDB (Construction Industry Development Board) the most significant event for the construction industry in Southeast Asia, held together with the 2nd edition of Ecobuild Southeast Asia 2014, opened with resounding success in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

The 2nd edition of Ecobuild Southeast Asia, themed “Building a Better Tomorrow”, featured over 300 exhibitors representing 24 countries and ran concurrently with co-located industry showcases and events, namely, Green Build Asia, Eco Light Asia, Solar Asia Expo, ASEAN Real Estate and Infrastructure Summit 2014, Construction Showcase and the Malaysian IBS Exhibition.

The existence of CIDB in this event is to promote and stimulate the development, improvement and expansion of the construction industry by using International Construction Week as the best platform for construction industry leaders and policy makers to showcase and learn about innovative products and services and build strategic alliances, as well as lucrative business partnerships.

Along with robust conferences, technology symposiums and Ecobuild seminars, the event also featured ASEAN Real Estate and Infrastructure Summit 2014, hosted for government authorities, institutional investors, infrastructure developers, fund managers, and real estate gurus where various topics on property development and investment tools were presented and discussed.

ASEAN REI kicked off with Mr. Shan Saeed, Chief Economist from IQI Group Holdings presenting on staying ahead of the curve in these turbulent times. He gave an in-depth outlook on the global economy 2014 through to 2015, Asia’s growth story for the next 3-5 years and Malaysia becoming the new safe haven for global investors. He also presented on three case studies on hubs for champion investors; KL being the leading networking hub,Penang and Shah Alam as the manufacturing hub, and Iskandar in Johor Bahru as the energy hub. Following these 3 hubs, he said that Malaysia will be the leading economy of the ASEAN bloc.

Along with that, the summit also had Anthony Richard Brown, Managing Partner from Brookfield Financial who gave his perspective representing an institutional investor where he began with the global real estate transaction volume by region. Asia Pacific represents the largest transaction volume from Q3 2013 – Q2 2014 with USD$619 billion.

ASEAN REI successfully ended the session with a closing Remarks by YB Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing & Local Government who spoke about the overall wellbeing and potential in Southeast Asia market.

The event is expected to grow in visitors for the next 2 days whereby the show features record number of participating companies, the continuation of robust conference program and major product debuts from some of the top brands in Sustainable Design, Construction and Built Environment.

International Construction Week 2014 in co-operating with Ecobuild Southeast Asia 2014 held at PWTC,Kuala Lumpur from 17th to 18th September, 10am to 5:30 pm and 19th September, from 10 am to 4 pm.

For more information on exhibitors, conference sessions, or Southeast Asia’s leading event for Sustainable Design, Construction and Built Environment, visit www.ecobuildsea.com

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Note 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 60 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 andHyderabad 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, online and in print, and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

This Press Information was issued by:

The Marketing Communication (MARCOM) Department
UNITED BUSINESS MEDIA (M) SDN BHD
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Fax: +603 2161 0791

For press enquiries, contact:

Karyn Nair
Assistant Marketing Manager
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Source: UBM Asia (Malaysia)

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September 19, 2014 at 3:08 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Lauds Kaltura for Above-Market Growth in the Online Video Platform Space

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— Since 2006, the company has achieved a minimum year-on-year growth rate of 50 to 60 percent, which far exceeds the OVP market’s cumulative average growth rate of 13.2 percent

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the online video platforms (OVP) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Kaltura, Inc. with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Excellence Leadership. While the OVP market has been growing at a cumulative average growth rate of 13.2 percent, Kaltura has consistently registered year-on-year growth rates upward of 50 to 60 percent since it was founded in 2006. Such impressive above-market performance points to the company’s exceptional ability to design and implement robust growth strategies.

Kaltura receives Global Growth Excellence Leadership Award.
Kaltura receives Global Growth Excellence Leadership Award.

To download Kaltura’s Award Write Up, visit http://site.kaltura.com/Kaltura_Frost__Sullivan_Award.html

As a testament to its growth and forward-looking strategy, Kaltura received $50 million in venture capital funding inFebruary 2014. The company subsequently announced plans to enhance its focus on the pay TV market, make advances, and integrate additional functionalities such as webcasting, lecture capture capabilities, analytics, and a monetization suite into its product. After receiving the latest round of funding, it also began diversifying geographically into emerging markets such as Brazil, China and Mexico, as well as mature video markets likeJapan, Korea, Australia and Singapore.

Kaltura’s mission is to “power any video experience” and has uniquely positioned itself to provide the broadest cloud video platform that supports Paid TV use cases (OTT); learning collaboration and training use cases for enterprises (EVP); teaching learning, lecture capture and MOOCs for educational institutions (EdVP); and all video communications experiences, including webcasting, Web conferencing and VOD (Unified Video Communications Platform). Kaltura’s flexible architecture is also uniquely positioned to provide large cloud vendors and hosting providers with a powerful cloud video platform for their needs.

“From the time Kaltura entered the crowded OVP market, its growth strategy spelled success,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Anisha Vinny. “This is adequately demonstrated by its transformation from being a pioneer in the provision of open-source video solutions to small publishers, to being a company that provides live and on-demand video solutions to large corporations globally, across four large markets: enterprise, education, media, and business-to-business and business-to-consumer service providers (cloud computing providers, and cable, satellite and mobile operators).”

Kaltura’s success is partly fuelled by its belief that every company is a media company. By making this conviction integral to its product development process, the company has built a rich, modular and flexible set of open application program interfaces (APIs) that can be assembled into many different video solutions. As customers have access to the APIs in the form of a platform-as-a-service, an open-source community of over 100,000 developers, and a wide array of out-of-the-box solutions, they can satisfy their individual requirements with ease.

Partnerships and acquisitions have also been central to Kaltura quick wins in the global OVP market. The company’s recent partnership with Wowza enabled it to enhance its live streaming offering. Further, the company’s acquisition of Tvinci has helped it expand its capabilities; gain access to a wider customer and partner network; and develop a deeper, comprehensive and compelling offering for the media and entertainment and service provider markets.

Always focused on growth, Kaltura looks ahead of the industry status quo, spotting gaps in the market as well as in its own product portfolio, and devising blue ocean strategies to capitalize on these opportunities. For instance, the company has identified that video will become a key force for cloud vendors to reckon with and has consequently engaged in conversations with leading cloud solution providers like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM, Rackspace and Canopy. Its competence and astute business strategies have also won it several top-tier clients such as Oracle, AT&T, Disney, Target, Honda, Nestle, the Mayo Clinic, United Health Group, Astra Zeneca,Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Durham.

“Overall, thanks to its clarity of vision, impeccable growth strategy execution, and unparalleled success in a cross-vertical setting, Kaltura continues to build and sustain a loyal and flourishing customer and partner base,” concluded Vinny.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this Award to the company that demonstrates excellence in capturing the highest annual compound growth rate for the past three years.

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 Kaltura, Inc.

Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. The company provides the world’s leading video technology, including more than a dozen video-based Software-as-a-Service offerings, as well as an open and flexible Platform-as-a-Service for developing new video experiences based on hundreds of APIs for video ingestion, transcoding, metadata management, distribution, publishing, engagement, monetization, and analytics. A recognized leader in the OTT TV (Over the Top TV), OVP (Online Video Platform), and EVP (Enterprise Video Platform) markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing video platform, and as the one with the widest use-case and appeal. Kaltura is deployed globally in thousands of organizations and engages hundreds of millions of viewers at home, in work, and at school. Kaltura provides media companies with advanced video management, publishing, and monetization tools that increase reach and monetization, and that simplify production and publishing workflows. Kaltura offers enterprises video solutions that boost marketing and sales and improve internal and external communications, training, and collaboration. Kaltura enables educational institutions with disruptive online video solutions that improve teaching and learning, and increase engagement across campuses and beyond. Kaltura enables cloud computing providers and cable, satellite, and mobile operators to launch video-based services for both consumers and businesses. Kaltura is committed to its core values of openness, flexibility, and collaboration, and is the initiator and backer of the world’s leading open-source video-management project, which is home for more than 100,000 community members. For more information, visit www.kaltura.com, www.kaltura.org, orwww.html5video.org.

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Effects of Climate Change Are Restructuring the Building Industry in Asia-Pacific, Finds Frost & Sullivan

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— Customers look for building companies with strong technical capabilities and a proven track record

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  /PRNewswire/ — The increasing effects of climate change on temperatures in various countries across Asia-Pacific will inevitably impact the buildings industry in the region. The industry will have to adapt to these changes, focusing on energy efficiency and renewable energy to combat the hike in electricity consumption, tariffs and operational costs.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Country Benchmarking: Climate Change Remodels the Buildings Industry in Asia-Pacific, finds that the emerging nations of China and India present the highest market potential for climate change technologies due to their sheer size. Among developed economies, Singapore and Australia provide significant scope in the overall climate change market in the buildings industry.

The uncertainty in policies pertaining to climate change in Asia-Pacific, along with the unavailability of funds for research remains a challenge. Greater awareness on the importance of climate change mitigation technologies and their long-term benefits is vital in ensuring the successful implementation of green buildings.

“In line with this, government support in energy efficiency will be crucial,” said Frost & Sullivan Energy and Environmental Research Analyst Izwan Rasul. “Governments in respective countries are actively involved in spreading awareness on energy-efficient buildings through retrofitting activities in public buildings and infrastructure.”

In countries like Japan and Malaysia, the buildings industry is dominated by local market participants, especially in municipal projects. On the other hand, South Korea and Singapore experience intense competition from both local and international builders. In Thailand, foreign market participants with technical expertise are favored over domestic ones owing to the existence of too many competing green standards and a lack of direction from the government in regulating these standards.

“Companies with strong technical capabilities and a proven track record will remain the preferred choice among customers, making it difficult for smaller vendors to grow,” noted Izwan. “Scientific research on climate change will also be critical in opening doors to immediate and mid-term remediation opportunities for climate change mitigation in Asia-Pacific’s building industry.”

If you are interested in more information on this study, please send an e-mail to Donna Jeremiah, Corporate Communications, at djeremiah@frost.com.

Country Benchmarking: Climate Change Remodels the Buildings Industry in Asia-Pacific is part of theBuilding Management Technologies (http://www.buildingtechnologies.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: More Than Just Being Green — A Sustainability Perspective in the Asia-Pacific Green Buildings Market, Building Construction Market in Asia-Pacific, and Global Building Automation Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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Corporate Communications – Asia Pacific
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September 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm

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Rural Electrification Programs Set to Transform Asia-Pacific Microgrid Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

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— Favorable regulations will ease the cost burden on market participants

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — The microgrid market in Asia-Pacific is on the threshold of exponential growth, with numerous pilot projects being tested in most countries. Japan leads the pack with several established microgrids, while Australia has also set up microgrids in 2013. The key driver for the market is the need for a resilient power supply.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Asia-Pacific Microgrid Market, finds that the market earned revenues of US$84.2 million in 2013 and estimates this to reach US$814.3 million in 2020, growing at an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38.3 percent. The study covers Japan, South Korea,Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, and Australia.

The proliferation of microgrids in Asia-Pacific is encouraged by the rural electrification programs in developing countries, and establishment of commercial microgrids in developed nations.

“Rural electrification projects such as the 1000 islands project in Indonesia, solar photovoltaic (PV) program in the Philippines, and off-grid projects in Malaysia are promoting the market,” said Frost & Sullivan Energy & Environmental Senior Research Analyst Avanthika Satheesh.

“In developed countries, a separate renewable energy (RE) fund, such as the one from ARENA Australia, gave the market added thrust,” she added.

Sarawak Energy in Malaysia, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) in Indonesia and power corporations in the Philippines aim to electrify rural areas using off-grid microgrids. In Indonesia, utility companies are giving priority to rural electrification, and they intend to complete 90 percent of electrification by 2025. Similarly, in the Philippinesand Malaysia, where electrification rates are below 100 percent, utility companies are turning to microgrids to achieve complete electrification.

While the importance of microgrids in the region is evident, the market still has to clear several hurdles to achieve its full potential. For instance, land acquisition for solar PV installation is complicated in rural areas, where land is unregistered. Acquisition of skilled labor in remote areas is another challenge that can hold the market back to some extent.

More importantly, the capital cost of installing the microgrid is high when it is installed with energy storage systems (ESS). This will deter its adoption in various countries unless there is strong government support for the project implementation. The lack of structured financing model for commercial microgrids also dulls its market prospects.

“However, the increasing electricity tariffs will eventually turn utility companies away from expensive diesel fuels to renewable sources of energy in their off-grid microgrids. As the use of RE necessitates ESS, market participants can expect stronger governmental support through favorable regulations, funds and subsidies,” noted Satheesh.

If you are interested in more information on this study, please send an email to Donna Jeremiah, Corporate Communications, at djeremiah@frost.com.

Analysis of the Asia-Pacific Microgrid Market is part of the Energy & Power (http://www.energy.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Grid-scale Energy Storage inEurope — Lessons from Global Pilot Projects, Southeast Asian HV Transmission Market, Power Infrastructure Tracker in East Africa, and Changing Dynamics of the Independent Power Producer (IPP) Industry in Southeast Asia. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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Carrie Low
Corporate Communications – Asia Pacific
P: +603 6204 5910
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E: carrie.low@frost.com

Melissa Tan
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September 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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PubMatic Defines Customer Success

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— Appoints Rachel Bergman First Vice President of Customer Success

REDWOOD CITY, California /PRNewswire/ — PubMatic, the programmatic advertising platform company for leading publishers, today announced the creation of a new, executive-level role dedicated to supporting the success of its customers and partners, and published customer retention and product adoption figures that illustrate the strength of the business. This announcement highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to Customer Success at every stage of the programmatic lifecycle.

As a technology platform focused on publishers, PubMatic recognizes that amid the increasing complexity of the digital media and advertising landscape, customers need a partner that can help them evolve and deepen their programmatic strategy as they optimize across channels and screens.

“The evolution of digital advertising requires publishers to deal with increasing levels of complexity,” commentedKirk McDonald, President at PubMatic. “As a result, we are focused not only on providing the technology needed to help publishers and media owners maximize revenue from programmatic channels, but also on delivering superior service that leads to deep, long-term relationships with our customers.”

This commitment to customer success is underscored by the appointment of Rachel Bergman to the newly created role of Vice President, Customer Success. In this position, Rachel will be responsible for leading Account Management, Platform Solutions and Client Operations across PubMatic’s global organization, defining every interaction throughout the customer lifecycle. Rachel brings more than ten years of experience driving customer engagement and success for software companies including Persado, Experian and CheetahMail.

“We’re very pleased to have Rachel on board as VP of Customer Success,” commented Rob Jonas, Global Chief Revenue Officer at PubMatic. “Rachel has deep expertise in building and scaling organizations with a focus on Customer Success and will bring additional perspective and leadership to our long-term vision as this area of our business continues to grow.”

PubMatic’s dedication to high-level support and service is also evident in the company’s customer retention and product adoption rates, notably:

  • The average customer retention time for publishers using the PubMatic platform has increased from 23 months at the end of 2013 to 27 months in mid 2014;
  • The company retained approximately 97% of the revenues generated from publishers each quarter in 2013, not including the additional revenues from organic growth and upsells for these publishers;
  • The number of publishers using PubMatic’s platform increased by 35% in 2013 alone;
  • The number of publishers using more than one of PubMatic’s products increased from 21% in 2012 to 36% in 2013;

Since 2006, PubMatic’s publisher-focused technology platform has expanded into a multi-screen solution that includes Real-Time Bidding (RTB) and Private Marketplace (PMP) for desktop, mobile (web and app), and video, as well as Automated Guaranteed and an end-to-end mobile solution complete with ad serving capabilities. The company’s status as a long-term innovator in the programmatic advertising market is driven by the desire to provide publishers and media owners with the tools and intelligence they need to drive a holistic revenue strategy across every ad, every screen and every channel.

About PubMatic
PubMatic is a technology platform that powers the programmatic advertising strategy of leading publishers and premium brands. Our innovative solutions help content providers drive the highest value for their digital media assets and provide consumers with a more personalized advertising experience across display, mobile and video. PubMatic’s One Platform, proprietary technology and advanced mobile capabilities are utilized by a global roster of comScore publishers. Pioneering online auctions for the buying and selling of media through Real-Time Bidding (RTB) and Private Marketplace (PMP), the company also works with hundreds of advertising partners. Ranked by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing companies in the US Internet sector in both 2012 and 2013, PubMatic has offices worldwide with headquarters in Redwood City, California.

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Corporate Communications Manager, U.S.
E: Paige.MacGregor@PubMatic.com
T: +1-774-254-5063

Mital Goel
Corporate Communications Manager, EMEA & APAC
E: Mital.Goel@PubMatic.com
T: +447947461250

 

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September 19, 2014 at 2:57 pm

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