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JDA Software Wins Kmart Project Award

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-Leading retailer recognizes allocation software for on-time delivery

SINGAPORE, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — JDA Software today announced that it was awarded the Kmart 2014 Projects and Innovation Award for its JDA® Allocation implementation.

Kmart is one of Australia’s largest retailers with 191 stores across the country. Annually, Kmart rewards excellence across three categories — support, productivity, projects and innovation.  JDA received the award as a result of the excellent role that their project team played in the successful implementation.

Kmart has been using JDA Software to manage allocation for its 73 departments since early 2013. “JDA Software’s allocation solution was easy to implement and our teams immediately realised that it provided a better way for them to allocate,” said David Keil, general manager, information technology, Kmart. “The new allocation software is helping us to focus on the processes and execution we need to support our long-term growth strategy.”

“JDA is honored to receive this award for project implementation from Kmart,” said Patrick Viney, senior director, retail industry, JDA Software. “Our experience with our retail customers around the world demonstrates that the allocation process is a very important step for retailers with seasonal merchandise to be able to optimize and provide a fast ROI with low risk. Being recognized by one of our customers is a tremendous validation for our solutions and motivates us to continue providing the high level of solutions and services our customers have come to expect from JDA.”

Kmart has also recently purchased the JDA® Enterprise Planning solution, with implementation planned for mid-2015.

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About JDA Software Group, Inc.

JDA Software is the leading provider of supply chain, manufacturing planning, retail planning, store operations and collaborative category management solutions. JDA’s innovative solutions and unmatched industry expertise help companies streamline their supply chain, optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels, and deliver increased profits. As a result, JDA’s solutions have become the industry standard for more than 4,000 of the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and distributors. To learn more, visit or email

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October 8, 2014 at 5:35 pm

NetComm Wireless Signs M2M Distribution Agreement with Wyless

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SYDNEY, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) and Wyless, the leading provider of global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) wireless connectivity solutions and managed services, today announced a strategic distribution agreement that will expand NetComm Wireless’ footprint in the Americas andEurope through the delivery of cellular M2M devices to Wyless’ enterprise, mobile network operator and channel customers.

The new partnership introduces NetComm Wireless’ open platform M2M devices to the global M2M market as part of Wyless’ unique end-to-end-service offering. Developed to overcome global deployment challenges by enabling specialised M2M applications across diverse markets, NetComm Wireless’ M2M products complement the interoperable, multi-layer business model adopted by Wyless.

“Wyless offers complete solutions that encompass the capabilities of leading partners across the M2M value chain and we are pleased to collaborate with NetComm Wireless to provide customers with scalable custom solutions that simplify M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments in line with our company vision which is to offer a smarter approach to the challenges of M2M and IoT,” said Shelby Noakes, VP of Product Marketing, Wyless.

“This partnership strengthens our global position as Wyless continues to gain a significant share of the M2M market. We look forward to working with Wyless to build value for customers through the delivery of highly adaptable M2M devices that offer universal connectivity to enterprise applications, remote healthcare, smart meters, ATMs and other remote management applications,” said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless.

About NetComm Wireless Limited

NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For 32 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is a respected global provider of 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s diverse home, business and industrial broadband applications and designed to optimise the performance of global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, the Middle Eastand Japan. For more information about NetComm visit:

About Wyless

Wyless, the leading complete end-to-end managed services provider simplifies the development and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications across the globe. We offer our enterprise, mobile operator, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and channel partners the freedom to build and choose a custom solution specific to their needs and requirements. From the core to the cloud, our products and services enable and empower our customers to achieve their goals and remain on the cutting-edge of this rapidly growing industry. For more information please visit:


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October 8, 2014 at 5:33 pm

PepsiCo Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Phivang Collaboration of Farmers to Introduce a Sustainable Contract Farming Model in Vietnam

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-The tripartite agreement on contract farming is the first-of-its kind in Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — PepsiCo Foods Vietnam Company (PFVC) announced today that it has signed a first-of-its-kind Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and the Phivang Collaboration of Farmers in Vietnam to introduce a sustainable contract potato farming model into Vietnam. The agreement will benefit around 50 small-scale farmers in Lam Dong Province, Vietnam.

As part of the MOU, PFVC will agree a fixed price for the purchase of potatoes from Phivang Collaboration of Farmers at the start of each growing season.  This gives assurances to farmers that they have a buyer for their potatoes and at a price that is not subject to market fluctuations.  DARD will provide financial assistance to members of the co-operative to purchase seeds and other inputs for the growing season.  Finally, the Phivang Collaboration of Farmers will unite farmers to negotiate a secure and stable contract with PepsiCo and provide a forum for farmers to exchange growing techniques.

In addition, PFVC will provide technical agronomy support to the farmers through sharing best practice on techniques to improve yields, save water and promote sustainable agriculture.  PFVC has a proven track record of assisting farmers in Vietnam to make their crop cycles more productive.  Between 2011 and 2014, PFVC provided agronomy support to their farmers that enabled them to nearly double their average yields.

“PepsiCo is one of the world’s largest agricultural enterprises. Annually we source more than four million tons of potatoes from thousands of local farmers across the globe, and our success depends on securing sustainable supply chains for our key raw materials,” said Huy Nguyen Duc, General Manager, PepsiCo Foods Vietnam Company.  “Along with our partners, DARD and the Phivang Collaboration of Farmers, we want to use our combined experience and know-how to work with potato farmers in Vietnam and to play a positive role in the success of sustainable contract farming across Vietnam.”

“The Department for Agriculture and Rural Development believes that this agreement is mutually beneficial to all parties.  Phivang farmers are guaranteed a fair price that isn’t subject to market fluctuations for their crop and PepsiCo will receive a stable supply of potatoes,” said Mr Chau, Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.  “Our plan is to replicate this model throughout Lam Dong province to ensure sustainable production of potatoes, and other vegetables, and to provide security to farmers against market price fluctuations.”

PepsiCo is committed to investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, including respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where the company operates. PepsiCo calls this commitment “Performance with Purpose.”

PepsiCo is an active member of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Grow Asia’ initiative and the ‘New Vision for Agriculture’. ‘Grow Asia’ is a multi-stakeholder initiative that promotes inclusive and sustainable agricultural growth, especially focusing on smallholder farmer development, food security, and environmental sustainability of agriculture. PFVC leads the fruit and vegetable working group of ‘Grow Asia’ in Vietnam. Through this group, PFVC has been able to introduce their farmers to best practices in sustainably improving crop yields and the quality of their potatoes.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $66 billion in net revenue in 2013, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose our goal to deliver top-tier financial performance while creating sustainable growth in shareholder value. In practice, Performance with Purpose means providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce our operating costs; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where we operate. For more information,


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Office: +65-6361-9212

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October 8, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Radisson Blu Celebrates Four Years of Hosting 10 Million Guests in Asia Pacific Blu Day festivities across the region’s 42 hotels

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SINGAPORE, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — More than 40 Radisson Blu hotels and resorts in Asia Pacificrecently celebrated Blu Day, which marked Radisson Blu’s fourth birthday in this region. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s upper upscale brand, Radisson Blu, has much to celebrate, having welcomed 10 million guests in Asia Pacific since planting its flag here four years ago. It is now one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the region and today, it has 42 operating hotels in key locations and another 35 under development in Asia Pacific. Globally there are 275 hotels in 62 countries.

To commemorate the occasion, Radisson Blu hotels and resorts organized fun and exciting activities for their guests. In line with this year’s theme of ‘Blu is for Me’, hotel teams dressed in blue, decorated their hotels in blue and demonstrated tremendous creativity in making the event their own and finding new ways of engaging guests and celebrating Blu Day with them.

In China, Radisson Blu New World Shanghai organized a Blu-themed party for guests at its 47th floorSky Dome Bar, which offers spectacular views of the city skyline. In India, staff at Radisson Blu New Delhi Paschim Vihar dressed in blue and organized a flash mob to entertain guests. Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi organized a “Back to Blu” vintage showcase with a blue 1930s car and classic blue scooter on display at the hotel lobby for guests to take pictures with. Guests at Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island had fun dressing up in blue wigs, while Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney offered complimentary barista coffee at their main entrance in exchange for a donation to Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT), the Australian hotel’s chosen charity for this year.

Sandy Russell, Vice President, Commercial Operations, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said, “Over the past four years, 10 million guests have enjoyed Radisson Blu’s hospitality in Asia Pacific. Since day one, it has been offering free internet access to all guests, one of the brand’s distinguishing brand hallmarks. Guests staying at Radisson Blu hotels can always be assured of their stay being 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and be impressed by its unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy. It is heartwarming to see our hotels enthusiastically celebrating Blu Day with our guests, thanking them for choosing Radisson Blu.”

About Radisson Blu®

About Radisson Blu®

Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands with more than 275 hotels in operation in 62 countries. Radisson Blu’s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a unique Yes I Can! service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Distinguished the world over as the brand with Hotels Designed to Say YES!, Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail. Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.

Radisson Blu is a part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. For reservations and more information visit,

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes more than 1,350 hotels in operation and under development with a footprint spanning over 105 countries and territories and a powerful set of global brands including Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club Carlson, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. Carlson Rezidor and its brands employ 88,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.


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Tracy Lui, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group I +65-9839-4095 I

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October 8, 2014 at 5:23 pm

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Love Nightlife Expands Overseas with Acquisition of New 3 Level Premium Entertainment Destination, Love Nightlife.SkyBar.Rooftop Pool

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GOLD COAST, Australia, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The acclaimed Australian based ‘the Love group’ has expanded overseas! After owning and operating one of Australia’s prestige entertainment venues, Love Nightlife Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, the group has acquired 3 exciting venues in 1 amazing location — in the heart of Phuket, Thailand. The venue, Love Nightlife.SkyBar.Rooftop Pool, will open in November 2014 as the ultimate day and night entertainment destination; positioned on Floor 3 + Rooftop of the glamorous Jungceylon Shopping Centre in Patong.

The premier venue will house 3 incredible floors of entertainment:

  • Love Nightlife — A 800 capacity luxury nightlife venue on Floor 3 featuring a 7 night themed event calendar with interactive performances, VIP Bottle Service, in demand DJ’s, and high profile entertainment brand partners all situated underneath a glass bottom pool ceiling. Love Nightlife is the ultimate clubbing destination for 5 star experiences!
  • Love Rooftop Pool — A 450 capacity nautical themed open-air rooftop space radiating premium beach club glamour! Featuring VIP Booths situated around the glass bottom pool, live entertainment, incredible skyline views and 5 star service; the Love Rooftop Pool brings chilled out beach vibes to the inner city urban bustle of Patong with style.
  • Love SkyBar — A 50 capacity mezzanine sky platform presenting a jewel in the crown style VIP experience. Featuring panoramic views of Phuket and a custom LED island bar, the SkyBar is the go-to place for private functions, tourists or just to watch the stunning sunset over Patong Beach.

Alexis Fenton, Global Marketing Director for ‘the Love group’, believes the strong growth of Phuket’s tourism and nightlife industry makes this expansion a natural choice. “South East Asia and in particular Phuket, Thailand is fast becoming a go-to place not only for relaxation and shopping, but also for a westernized style of nightlife. Global brands are popping up everywhere and the introduction of our successful business model infused with Thai influence, will allow Love Nightlife.SkyBar.Rooftop Pool to bring a new level of entertainment to a city demanding the biggest and best parties.”

Love Nightlife.SkyBar.Rooftop Pool will be accepting pre-bookings for Private Events and VIP Bottle Service prior to opening. Please enquire at

Media Contact:

Alexis Fenton (Global Marketing Director)

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October 8, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Volvo Cars Reveals 450 Horsepower High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden  /PRNewswire/ —

  • Triple Boost Technology takes Volvo’s four-cylinder Drive-E Powertrain petrol engine to 450 HP
  • Further proof of Volvo’s commitment to delivering driving pleasure through down-sizing

Volvo delivers a unique combination of performance and efficiency with the High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept – a triple boost 2-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine with no less than 450 hp.

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Following the successful introduction of Volvo’s Drive-E Powertrain range in 2013, Volvo’s powertrain team once again demonstrates its technological leadership in emission-reducing turbo technology.

“When we launched the Drive-E powertrain family, our aim was to deliver the most advanced 4-cylinder engines in the industry based on emissions and fuel consumption relative to performance and drivability. We knew that 320 hp in our petrol configuration was just a starting point. The 450 hp High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept, demonstrates this ambition and the versatility of the Drive-E Powertrains,” says Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President for Research and Development at Volvo Car Group.

The 450 hp High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept is based on a set of technologies not usually found in a four cylinder engine. The engine utilizes two parallel turbochargers, which are fed by an electrically powered turbo-compressor. The compressed air from this unit, rather than being fed to the cylinders, is instead used to spool up the two parallel turbochargers. Fuel is fed by a dual fuel pump working at 250 bar pressure. With this kind of power density, this triple boost installation and unique fuel system, enables a very dynamic drivability without any turbo lag, compared to a mono-turbo.

“There are several high power small size applications where one large turbo is used to create a high level of power available from other manufacturers, but the driving experience suffers due to slow engine response. We felt that with our heritage of being among the first car companies to embrace and offer a broad range of turbo technology since 1981, that we could improve this,” says Michael Fleiss, Vice President of Powertrain Engineering at Volvo Car Group.

The High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept attracted the attention and involvement of Volvo Cars suppliers AVL, Denso and Volvo Polestar Racing at an early stage, which allowed theories and technologies from racing applications to be infused in the development process.

“This was a very exciting project as we pioneered a combination of technologies in the same application, and the result is a quite unique engine with its high power yet quick response. Above all, its compact size improves weight distribution between the front and rear axle and lowers the center of gravity – two factors that have a significant effect on the handling, whether it is a race car or a street car,” said Mattias Evensson, Race Engine Director at Volvo Polestar Racing.

“It may sound odd, but the 450 hp concept is an important part of our Drive-E development programme. Down-sizing must offer customers attractive and usable power for broad scale emissions reduction to work. Compact powertrains free up space and weight in the structure of the car, which can be used for electrification and even further emissions reduction. And that is our ultimate ambition,” concludes Dr. Mertens.

Stefan Elfstrom
Media Relations Manager
Corporate Communications
Volvo Car Corporation
Dept. 50250/PVH50
Telephone +46-31-3251878


Source: Volvo Car Corporation

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October 8, 2014 at 2:28 pm

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ExWorks Capital Raises $50 Million For Premier Fund Dedicated to Financing Small and Medium-Sized Exporters

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— New fund supports American businesses with global growth plans

WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — ExWorks Capital today announced it has successfully raised an additional $50 million USD in capital (with an option to expand to $80 million USD) with the goal of establishing a billion dollar export finance company using support from US EX-IM Bank, the Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) and other financial institutions. This makes ExWorks Capital one of the largest sources of capital for small business exporters. Given the recent debate regarding the role of EX-IM Bank, it is positive to see investors respond to the important export sector of the U.S. economy, particularly for the growing numbers of small to medium sized businesses.

ExWorks Capital is quickly becoming an important player in small business exports, a segment that is typically underserved by traditional lenders.

“This is a significant accomplishment,” said Timothy C. Dunne, President & CEO of PEFCO. “This demonstrates the faith the market has, not only in American businesses that want to expand abroad, but also in ExWorks Capital and the services EX-IM Bank provides to support US small business.”

PEFCO’s shareowners include most major commercial banks involved in financing U.S. exports, industrial companies, and financial services companies. PEFCO was established with the support of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and EX-IM Bank to assist the marketplace finance U.S. exports through the capital markets.

“The fastest way to grow our GDP and erase the trade deficit is to support American companies that want to increase their customer base abroad,” said John McAdams, CEO of ExWorks Capital and newly-appointed PEFCO Board Member. “Every time we make an investment, we are helping entrepreneurs and small business owners live the American Dream.”

About ExWorks Capital. ExWorks Capital is a specialty finance company established in 2013 that offers export financing solutions to U.S. exporters and qualified international buyers using EX-IM Bank loan guarantees and insurance, private insurance, letters of credit, etc. For companies that wish to outsource their export activities, ExWorks Capital can buy the product as a domestic sale and then handle international logistic and payment issues. For companies that need receivables and inventory financing for their exports, or have ongoing business and need working capital to service overseas accounts, ExWorks Capital can lend to the U.S. exporter. Should the overseas importer need more generous trade terms or longer term financing (2-10 years), ExWorks Capital can support the U.S. export with long-term loans.

About John McAdamsMr. John McAdams is currently CEO at ExWorks Capital. Before joining ExWorks Capital, McAdams was Chief Operating Officer and Board Member of EX-IM Bank where he guided the agency’s growth – authorization of $10 billion in FY 2008 to $35.8 billion in FY 2012.

About EX-IM Bank. The Export-Import Bank of the United States is the official export credit agency of the United States. EX-IM Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.

About PEFCO. PEFCO was incorporated on April 9, 1970 and is principally engaged in funding U.S. dollar loans to foreign importers to finance purchases of U.S. goods and services. Since its inception, PEFCO has issued $16.1 billion aggregate principal amount of Secured Notes, of which $5.9 billion aggregate principal amount were outstanding at September 30, 2013. PEFCO is currently rated AAA by Moody’s and AA+ by Standard & Poor’s.

For further information contact Jozsef Szamosfalvi at +1-703-752-5880 x 117 or

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Source: ExWorks Capital

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October 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

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Vienna’s 2020 Tourism Strategy: Global.Smart.Premium

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VIENNA  /PRNewswire/ — Vienna in the year 2020: 18 million bednights, 1 billion euros in turnover by the hospitality sector, and direct flights from an additional 20 cities throughout the world – these are the objectives of Vienna’s 2020 Tourism Strategy recently presented by the Vienna Tourist Board.

“The new long-term strategy for Vienna’s destination development is based on the theme ‘Global.Smart.Premium’,” explains Director of Tourism Norbert Kettner. “Vienna is consolidating its status as a cosmopolitan metropolis and economic hub of Central Europe, and profiling itself through its living culture of sustainability, sophisticated urban technologies, intelligent mobility solutions and its high standards as a green city – as a ‘smart and glamorous city’. ‘Premium’ refers to our strategy of quality leadership in our tourism offerings – from arrival and accommodation to sightseeing, culture and entertainment, shopping and gastronomy, Vienna’s guests receive products and services of the highest quality in every price category.”

The objectives can be condensed into a simple formula: 5 x 400 + 20 = 2020. Kettner: “Our aim is five million more bednights by 2020, as well as 400 million euros more net room revenues over 2013, and 20 more cities worldwide offering direct flights to Vienna than today.” Bednights would then be around 18 million, breaking the one billion euro barrier for net room revenues.

The Vienna Tourist Board invited representatives of the Vienna tourism industry and an advisory board of international experts to help develop this strategy. An “open innovation” ideas competition provided additional inspiration: the public was invited via the internet and social media platforms to contribute new, unconventional, and even provocative proposals for the destination Vienna. The concept can be downloaded in English and German at


Vienna Tourist Board
Isabella Rauter
Tel. +43-1-211-14-301

Source: Vienna Tourist Board

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October 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm

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The Global Law Summit: Speakers and Sponsors Announced as Tickets Go on Sale

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ —

The Global Law Summit (“GLS”), the world-class international legal and business event being held in London, 23 –25 February 2015, has announced the names of key sponsors and session speakers, as the event tickets go on sale.

Thomson Reuters, GLS’ strategic partner, will be joined as sponsors by leading law firms Allen & Overy, Holman Fenwick Willan, Macfarlanes, and Travers Smith. The global business advisory firm FTI Consulting has also been confirmed as a key sponsor.

The Summit will consist of keynote addresses and discussions covering international trade and investment; regulation, competition and dispute resolution; demographics, technology and globalisation; copyright protection; cross-border and intranational dispute resolution; and societal wellbeing.

Speakers taking part in the Summit include:

  • Sir Roger Carr, Chairman of BAE Systems and Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of the Court of The Bank of England
  • Jonathan Drimmer, Vice-president and Deputy General Counsel of Barrick Gold Corporation
  • The Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor
  • Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact
  • Rosemary Martin, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Vodafone
  • Ms. Patricia O’Brien, Ambassador to the UN for the Republic of Ireland, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs
  • Ms. Kimberly Prost, UN Ombudsperson to the Al Qaida Committee of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee
  • Sir Michael Rake, Chairman of BT Group and Deputy Chairman of Barclays PLC
  • John Ruggie, Former UN’s Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Business and Human Rights
  • Graham Vinter, General Counsel of BG Group

John O’Brien, CEO of the Global Law Summit, comments: “We are delighted to announce such a prestigious line-up of speakers today and look forward to the discussions that are going to take place around the Rule of Law and its importance in securing global business growth and competition.”

The Global Law Summit tickets are now on sale from the event website,

Notes to Editors

About The Global Law Summit

The Global Law Summit will be held from the 23rd-25th February 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster London.

Marking the 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta and highlighting the United Kingdom’s capital city as the world’s pre-eminent legal services hub, the summit will bring together over 2,000 leaders in law, business, government and academia from across the world, to discuss the role of the Rule of Law in securing global business growth and competition.

The Global Law Summit is an independent legal business conference founded by the Ministry of Justice, the City of London Corporation, the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Law Society of England and Wales.  It is managed by an executive team which reports into a Steering Group, and works in cooperation with a range of partners.

For additional information, please contact:

Simon Barker
Cubitt Consulting

Rose Schreiber
Cubitt Consulting

Source: The Global Law Summit

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October 8, 2014 at 2:11 pm

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Registration Is Open for 31st Annual Cruise Shipping Miami, Scheduled March 16-19, 2015

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MIAMI /PRNewswire/ — Registration is available starting today for Cruise Shipping Miami, scheduledMarch 16-19, 2015. The cruise industry’s premier annual international conference and exhibition draws more than 11,000 attendees and nearly 900 exhibiting companies from over 125 countries.

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Cruise Shipping Miami offers three levels of participant registration: the premium VIP All-Access Pass includes access to exclusive networking events and meals as well as expedited check-in, dedicated concierge and valet parking, and more; Conference Delegate, which includes three-day admission to the exhibition and all conference sessions, lunch vouchers and invitation to the Cruise Lines Welcome reception; and Exhibit Floor Only, which offers admission to the exhibition and Welcome Reception and a complimentary copy of the 2015 Event Directory/Yearbook. Each has a different price and different degrees of access to the conference and exhibition. For additional information on packages and pricing, go here. To register, go to the registration page.

The cornerstone of UBM’s Cruise Portfolio, Cruise Shipping Miami features a four-day conference that offers sessions Monday, March 16, through Thursday, March 19, and a three-day trade show at the Miami BeachConvention Center that runs Tuesday through Thursday.

“The conference lineup will continue to evolve this year, based on participant feedback and research, but will remain sharply focused on trends and timely topics, and we will bring in new speakers and panelists for fresh perspectives,” said Christopher Dauer, Cruise Shipping Miami’s Brand Director. “And we’re adding new pavilions and creating additional opportunities for buyers and suppliers to interact during the exhibition.”

The current conference lineup includes four core tracks, including Shipbuilding, Operations and Technology; Destinations and Ports; Market Segments; and Product Development. The program will be updated as individual conference sessions are developed and tracks are refined.

In addition to national pavilions, the massive trade show, which covers all four halls of the convention center, also features business sectors highlighting information technology, ship design and refurbishment, ship services and hotel operations, ship equipment, amusements and recreations attractions, entertainment and destinations.

WHO ATTENDS: Exhibitors include ports and destinations, destination management companies, shore excursion providers, national tourism organizations, shipbuilders, design and refurbishment companies, ship equipment manufacturers, entertainment suppliers, amusements and recreations attractions, information technology, food and beverage suppliers, hotel and ship services providers.

Delegates and visitors include ship owners and operators, cruise itinerary/deployment planners, port and terminal developers, shipbuilding and refurbishment professionals, engineers, IT professionals, cruise line sales and marketing professionals, food & beverage procurement and provisioning executives, industry partners such as insurance companies, banks, financiers, consultants, associations and travel agents.

VIDEO: For a preview of what to expect at Cruise Shipping Miami 2015, watch the video on CSM’s Vimeo video channel.

WHEREMiami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

MEDIA REGISTRATION: Media registration is open as of Oct. 2, 2014. Media credentials are issued to bona fide journalists covering the convention. Review the media policy or request a media registration online.

MEDIA CONTACT: Buck; 305-461-3300 or toll-free in the U.S. and Canada at 855-446-7935.

CONVENTION CONTACT: UBM plc, 150 W. 30th St., New York, NY 10001 Phone: 1-212-600-3260; fax: 1-212-600-3232;

SOCIAL MEDIA: Additional news and information about Cruise Shipping Miami are available at Find Cruise Shipping Miami on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and YouTube.

Cruise Shipping Miami is exclusively supported by Cruise Lines International Association and Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 5,000 staff in more than 20 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to; for UBM corporate news, follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc and go to for more UBM social media options.

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October 8, 2014 at 2:09 pm

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