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Taiwan Jewellery and Gem Fair 2015 Now Open for Booking — Over 60% of Space Already Booked

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TAIPEI  /PRNewswire/ — Thanks to the warm patronage of the world-wide jewellery industry, the second edition of Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014 was successfully concluded. The fair was widely acclaimed by both visitors and exhibitors. With such recognition, the re-booking rate for the 2015 show hit a new high compared to the previous year according to the organiser, UBM Asia Ltd, Taiwan Branch.

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Over 60% of exhibitors have already reserved their space at this year’s exhibition. Moreover, numerous domestic and international exhibitor groups have expanded the size of their pavilions, including the Taiwan Creative Jewellery Designer Association, the Taiwan Jewelry Designer Association and the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA).

From this overwhelmingly positive response, it can be concluded that the Fair brought extensive business opportunities for the exhibitors and was highly regarded by the industry as the leading trade platform for the jewellery industry in Taiwan.

The next Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair will be held on 20-23 November 2015 at the Taipei World Trade Center. The size of the fair will be expanded by 25% to meet industry demand. The fair will be hosting a variety of events such as runway shows, seminars, forums, design competitions, display of winners’ designs and an awards ceremony, which will be certain to attract industry buyers’ attention to Taiwan.

Buyers survey of 2014 Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair show:

  • 86%  of buyers were satisfied with the quality of exhibitors
  • 88%  of buyers were satisfied with the exhibits
  • 89%  of buyers said they will visit the next Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair

Reasons not to miss 2015 Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair:

  • The biggest international and professional jewellery tradeshow in Taiwan
  • One-stop business destination
  • A perfect opportunity for brand exposure and market expansion
  • Ideally timed for replenishing inventory for Christmas and Chinese New Year
  • Supported by over 40 local retailer associations across Taiwan
  • Ideal platform for networking with main leaders of Taiwan jewellery industry as well as the invited Chinese delegates.
  • Potential customers TV Shopping buyer, chain store managers, retailers, private Jewellery collector, etc.

Theme Sections & Pavilions of 2015 Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair:

  • Splendid Square
  • Taiwan Coral Pavilion
  • Country Pavilions
  • International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA)
  • Israel Diamond Institute (IDI)
  • Designer Areas
  • Packaging and Tool Section

The 2015 edition of the Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair will continue with be a high-profile event to promote the talented designers and craftsmanship of Taiwan’s jewellery industry. It will further strengthen the international competitiveness of the jewellery business of Taiwan and promote it to the world market. It also provides great business opportunities between overseas and local jewellery companies.

It is now open for bookings, exhibit space is limited, join us and explore the blossoming jewellery market inTaiwan!

For fair details, please contact: Ms. Rita Hung

For media enquiries, please contact: Ms. Sabine Liu

UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch
Tel: 886-2-2738 3898
Fax: 886-2-2738 4886

Notes to Editors

About UBM Asia ( )

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters inHong 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, Vietnamand 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.

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Source: UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch

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February 27, 2015 at 4:53 pm

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ESET’s Next-Generation Business Security Products Now Available Worldwide

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-Completely re-engineered business security products, boasting increased usability, performance and administrative flexibility, from the makers of award-winning NOD32® technology.

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, announces today the global availability of its completely re-engineered and redesigned range of IT security products for business.

Following months of in-depth worldwide business user research, ESET analyzed the findings, using them to develop its new security products. After intensive design, engineering, development and testing, the all-new business range from ESET is now available worldwide to organizations of all sizes.

“Building world-class security products is not new to us — we’ve been doing it for more than twenty years,” saidRichard Marko, CEO at ESET. “But with the digital revolution having changed the operational landscape so fundamentally, we wanted to go back to basics and really understand what our customers need to grow their businesses today and in the foreseeable future. The key is to balance usability with performance and agility. The results speak for themselves — I think we have certainly earned our gold star.”

ESET’s IT security products for business offer maximum proactive protection with low impact on company infrastructure, as well as offering a wealth of new features, such as Botnet Protection, Exploit Blocker, Anti-Phishing and Anti-Theft.

Cybercrime is now a global issue effecting millions of businesses every day. Asia Pacific, which has the highest number of internet users in the world, has recently witnessed a spate of highly sophisticated cyberattacks targeting well-known and respected companies. Threatening the loss of intellectual property, sensitive commercial assets, consumer trust and reputation, cybersecurity has become a boardroom-level issue and is now top of the agenda for companies and regulators across the world.

“Wide adoption of new technologies across Asia Pacific, including the boom of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), has added a further layer of complexity to the CIO’s task of securing enterprise networks against cybercrime. We at ESET always carefully listen to our customers and our new business products are a result of years of research and development in which many of our customers directly participated. Our job is to make their lives easier and enable them to focus on their core business,” said Lukas Raska, Chief Operating Officer APAC at ESET.

At the heart of ESET’s IT security products for business is the new ESET Remote Administrator. This platform-independent, remote management console has been rebuilt to enhance usability, improve security and lower the overall cost of implementation and management. It boasts a built-in task management system to minimize downtime, while allowing actions to be performed automatically based on dynamic group membership.

The new user interface for ESET business security products simplifies the tasks of monitoring, configuring and controlling network activity to ensure the organization is forewarned and protected against unwanted and malicious actions.

Learn more about the new features and improvements of ESET’s next-generation security products now available globally.

Read in-depth information on each member of the ESET’s Business Security products:

About ESET
Since 1987, ESET® has been developing award-winning security software that now helps over 100 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and proactive protection. The company has a global sales network covering 180 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego,Singapore and Buenos Aires. For more information visit or follow us on LinkedInFacebook andTwitter.

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February 27, 2015 at 4:10 pm

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An Evening with Morrissey: Exclusive to Vivid LIVE During Vivid Sydney

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-Morrissey to perform exclusively for Australian audiences during Vivid Sydney as part of Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House on Tuesday May 26, Wednesday May 27, Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31, 2015
-“There can’t be many musicians that have a following as loyal as Morrissey, a leader for all who are lost, angry and disenchanted; a poetic voice for those unable to articulate their discontent. ” — The Independent UK

SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — Destination NSW and the Sydney Opera House today announced British popular music visionary Morrissey will perform four exclusive performances at Vivid LIVE during VividSydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

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“An Evening With Morrissey” will take place at the Sydney Opera House on 26-27 May and 30-31 May and will be the artist’s only Australian appearances.

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said, “Vivid LIVE is set to wow audiences once again with the announcement of influential indie musician, Morrissey as the first artist on this year’s program. As one of music’s most enduring figures, Morrissey is set to captivate audiences in his Sydney-exclusive performances during Vivid Sydney.”

Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, is owned and managed by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera Houseforms part of the Vivid Music program and is a celebration of ambitious popular music, running from 22 May-8 June, the first time the program has run for the duration of Vivid Sydney. Vivid LIVE is the highlight of SydneyOpera House‘s year-round contemporary music programming.

Morrissey is one of popular music’s most singular and iconic figures. Variously described as an irrefutably bleak or gloriously funny songwriter, Morrissey‘s romantic narratives immortalise the post-industrial recession of ’80s era Manchester through to the current day. The crooning legend continues to create art across multiple mediums to the delight of his devoted fans, from the instant Penguin Classic Autobiography to his critically acclaimed 10thalbum World Peace Is None of Your Business.

With high demand expected for this Sydney-exclusive performance, tickets will be allocated through a ballot (details below).

Now in its seventh year, Vivid LIVE will be overseen by Ben Marshall, the Opera House’s Head of Contemporary Music and recently appointed as the Curator for Vivid LIVE. Ben has brought the likes of The National, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Flying Lotus to the Opera House Concert Hall stage.

Ben Marshall, Vivid LIVE Curator at Sydney Opera House said “I am honoured to be taking on this role afterFergus Linehan’s sensational run and cannot wait to release the full program. Vivid LIVE as part of Vivid Sydney is a wonderful opportunity to transform the Opera House inside and out — it’s the only time contemporary music is able to take over the whole House.

“I’m thrilled that the first announcement for Vivid LIVE 2015 is a Sydney-only residency by the uniquely gifted and inimitably stylish Morrissey. I have vivid teenage memories of his face all over our lever-arch files in high school. So it’s amazing to now showcase his artistry on the Concert Hall stage. These four vital, intimate concerts will be a very special occasion for all those like-minded souls who’ve been affected by Morrissey. But get in early, as these concerts will sell out.”

The full program for Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House is expected to be announced during the Vivid Sydney program launch next month. /

An Evening with Morrissey
WHEN: Tuesday 26 May, Wednesday 27 May, Saturday 30 May and Sunday 31 May
WHERE: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
TICKETS: From $109+bf

Sydney Opera House expects high demand for tickets for Morrissey’s series of concerts exclusive toAustralia based on touring successes internationally. To ensure everyone has an equal chance to purchase tickets, Sydney Opera House has put in place an online application process. This will minimise the congestion through sales channels and distribute tickets to fans across time zones, states and countries.

Apply for your tickets anytime between Monday 2 March 2015 (midday AEDT) and Friday 6 March 2015(midnight AEDT)
Tickets will not be allocated on a first come first served basis, all applications received during this period will be equally considered.
To apply go to

Vivid LIVE

From 22 May-8 June, Sydney Opera House will welcome some of the most ambitious and innovative local and international artists for Vivid LIVE — a celebration of music on the nation’s most famous stages — as part of VividSydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

Vivid LIVE invites the world’s leading artists, creative collectives, promoters and digital animators to raise the roof of Sydney Opera House‘s theatres, rehearsal spaces, recording studios and most famously, its iconic sails, which are transformed into a unique canvas each year for Vivid Sydney.

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, which for 18 days — from 22 May to 8 June 2015 — transforms the Harbour City with its colourful creative canvas.  Now in its seventh year, and owned and managed by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Vivid Sydney features large scale light installations and projections (Vivid Light); music performances and collaborations (Vivid Music including Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House); and creative ideas, discussion and debate (Vivid Ideas), all celebrating Sydney as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific. For more information



With a career spanning almost 20 years in the Australian independent music scene, Ben Marshall cut his teeth as a solicitor by day and electronic music promoter by night, throwing himself into what is now considered a classic period of drum ‘n’ bass. At 27, he shed the legal path and moved to independent music company Inertia where he set-up and ran Civil Society (now Handsome Tours), beginning his close relationship with The National and bringing the likes of Grizzly Bear and The xx  to Australia for the first time.

Currently responsible for the Opera House’s contemporary music programming, the Opera House’s year-round contemporary music program, and co-curating Graphic Festival, recent years have seen seminal Australian acts Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Dead Can Dance and The Dirty Three make their long-overdue debuts at the Opera House, while genre-defining artists such as Bonnie Prince Billy, Violent Femmes, Yo La Tengo and future-facing electronic artists James BlakeFlying Lotus and Caribou have transformed one of the world’s most iconic stages with their unforgettable performances under the Sydney Opera House sails.

Warren Ellis (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Dirty Three, Grinderman) said, “Two of the great thrills of my performing career have been playing at the Sydney Opera House, quite possibly my favourite building in the whole world. This has been solely due to the tireless campaigning of Ben Marshall. Since his instalment as Head of Contemporary Music, Ben Marshall has managed to open the doors to groups like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Dirty Three and many others, in attempt to honour the artistic beats in contemporary music, as is de rigueur in the equivalent European and American concert halls.

“The building was built to reflect the cultural aspirations of its society and it’s essential that the programming reflect the lifeblood of contemporary music rather than the traditional arts centre presentations. What an amazing gift for the performers and audience alike.

“How fabulous and encouraging for us all that Ben is now the new curator of Vivid LIVE.”

Bryce Dessner from The National said, “It’s been a huge honour to work for several years and in various ways with my friend and colleague Ben Marshall of the Sydney Opera House and now as Curator of Vivid Live. Some of my most memorable concert experiences of the past ten years ever have been organized by Ben, including our first ever trip to Australia with The National and then our recent return to headline two nights on the steps in front of the Opera House.  Ben is a huge supporter of creative music in the world and I am confident his leadership will be a tremendous asset to the continued success of the Vivid Live festival.”

Flying Lotus aka Steven Ellison said, Ben Marshall recognised the potential of our show in a venue that wouldn’t normally invite an artists like myself and the result was better than we could have imagined. “I’ve always loved the magic in art and music and try to figure out how to make every show fresh and original — the space you’re playing always makes a difference, sometimes on a subtle level but in certain spaces it can have a huge influence on the event, playing the Opera House was like that for me, we already had a great show but it just came to life inside that space.”

For more information on Vivid Sydney

Source: Destination NSW

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February 27, 2015 at 3:37 pm

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