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Magzter to Sponsor MPAS Awards 2015

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-Singapore’s most glamorous media publishing event takes place on 11 May at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

SINGAPORE, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) has confirmed Magzter as a sponsor of its awards event taking place in Singapore at the middle of the year. This partnership signals a growing importance of digital platforms as a means for media publishers to increase their reach and target a global audience.

Said Vijay Radhakrishnan Co-founder and President of Magzter, “The MPAS Awards event gives us access to a wide range of different genres of media publishers in Singapore. As the country is South East Asia’s hub for English language magazines, this gives us a good platform to consolidate our position amongst publishers in the region and at the same time introduce our Magzter Gold product, a subscription which gives readers unlimited access of up to 75,000 issues of more than 2,500 best selling magazines.”

Added James Chen, Executive Director of MPAS, “The increasing prevailence of digital media is something that media publishers cannot afford to ignore any longer. Instead they should adopt a multi plaform online media approach and see what gives them the best circulation medium-target audience fit. Readers are now expecting to consume quality mobile content on demand. Print magazines will always have their own select audience, but do look out for the rise of digital magazine newsstands like Magzter, as magazine content starts to integrate more audio visual elements.”

Besides Magzter, the awards has also been able to attact other sponsors such as global hospitality group Accor Hotels and Royal Caribbean International, as well as the likes of Campaign Asia and Marketing Magazine as its media partners. Said Gaynor Reid, Director of Communications, Accor Asia Pacific, “Accor is proud to support editorial excellence in Asia Pacific and believe the MPAS awards is a great way to recognize the best media across all platforms in the region.”

About Magzter

Magzter is a cross-platform, self-service, global digital magazine newsstand and book store with over 5000 magazines and 50000+ books and comic titles from over 2000 publishers. The company is headquartered in New York.

About Accor

Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 92 countries with more than 3,700 hotels and 460,000 rooms. Accor’s broad portfolio of hotel brands – Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and hotelF1 – provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With more than 160,000 employees in Accor brand hotels worldwide, the Group offers its clients and partners 45 years of know-how and expertise.

About Media Publishers Association Singapore

Established in 2006, the Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) is a non-profit trade association that represents the leading B2B, specialist B2C, custom and digital publishers in Singapore.

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April 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm

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iXBlue Launches the Fifth-Generation OCTANS, Company’s Trusted Reference in Sea Navigation, Making Available New Features, Enhanced Performance and INS Product Upgrade Path

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— Fifth Generation OCTANS reinforces iXBlue position as the sole supplier of the widest range of proven FOG-based navigation products for civil and defense applications
MARLY-LE-ROI, France, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — iXBlue, a global leader in navigation, positioning, and imaging systems, is unveiling the fifth-generation OCTANS, the trusted reference in survey-grade navigation. The new OCTANS is an all-in-one gyrocompass and motion sensor (attitude and heading reference system, AHRS) and brings in new and enhanced features, including IMO/ IMO-HSC certification and inertial navigation system (INS) product upgrade-path. The fifth-generation OCTANS gives marine customers more product variant choices, expanding the industry’s most comprehensive proven surface and subsea product range. OCTANS is built on iXBlue’s unique ultimate-performance strap-down fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) technology proven by thousands of units shipped. Fifth-generation OCTANS customers will benefit from the industry’s best performance-value offering with unrivalled reliability, backed by a new offer of a 5 year warranty.

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The fifth-generation OCTANS provides highly accurate real-time output for roll, pitch, true heading, heave, as well as acceleration and rate of turn, under challenging environments without the need for GPS/GNSS. It sets a new standard in the survey-nav-grade product segment by offering heading measurement accuracy of 0.05 degrees Seclat and extending the capability to provide in real-time accurate heave for swells up to 30 seconds.

The extended iXBlue surface and subsea navigation comprehensive product range includes: QUADRANS, OCTANS and INS Product upgrade, HYDRINS, PHINS, and MARINS Series for surface/sub navigation and OCTANS Nano, OCTANS 3000 and PHINS 6000 for subsea. The superlative product range allows customers to choose the right product for their application with the right feature-performance-cost mix. iXBlue field-proven navigation systems, coupled with full range of underwater acoustic positioning systems maximize customer ROI with the lowest total-cost-of-ownership. Finally, OCTANS is free of ITAR components (CJ) and is eligible for O&G license, making it easy to export.

OCTANS targets diverse civil and defense marine applications including survey (MBES/Lidar), offshore Oil&Gas, dynamic positioning (DP), motion monitoring, platform stabilization, and safe robust navigation in GPS-absent applications such as tunneling and defense. With decades of experience, iXBlue serves thousands of international customers in more than 30 countries.

To learn about OCTANS, during the week of April 13-15, visit iXBlue stand at Sea-Air-Space, National Harbor, MD, USA (1139) or Ocean Business, Southampton, UK (H9).


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April 15, 2015 at 6:18 pm

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Offshore Leaders to Debate Falling Oil Prices and Need for Sophisicated Vessels at SEA ASIA 2015

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SINGAPORE, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Offshore industry experts are gearing up to debate, discuss and analyse the impact of falling oil prices and the complex technological challenges of moving to deeper water at Sea Asia 2015.

Speaking at the conference’s Offshore Marine Forum session Neil Glenn, Managing Director, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations Ltd and Alessandro Ciocchi, Vice President Offshore, V.Group will share their insights on how these issues affect the industry.

Providing a sneak preview, Mr Glenn said: “The falling oil prices have undoubtedly impacted the whole offshore oil and gas industry. The downturn of oil prices since June last year has prompted significant cuts in expenditure by the oil and gas companies which in turn has reduced overall activity levels and seen pressure to cut costs across the supply chain.

“Shipowners and operators face a range of challenges in the current environment and I look forward to exploring how the impact of the challenges with my offshore colleagues next week.”

In addition to the impact of falling oil prices, there is also the increasing need for the industry to look into equipping itself with more technically sophisticated vessels today, according to Mr Ciocchi.

He said: “In the last few years, exploration and production (E&P) activities have started to move into deeper water and more challenging environments. As such, more sophisticated vessels, equipment and technologies will be required to enable this new play in E&P.

“At the same time, technically savvy equipment, which is usually designed to be more fuel-efficient, can also enable the industry to reduce its environmental footprint amid growth expectations to ease the industry’s impact on the environment.”

Speakers at the Offshore Marine Forum will also highlight the other complexities and opportunities facing the industry, including the manpower challenge, changing regulatory environment for offshore marine support, and the changing geography of E&P in Asia and around the world.

Established as one of Southeast Asia’s largest maritime conferences and leading forum for analysis and debate on the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, Sea Asia will take place in Singapore next week from 21-23 April 2015.

For more information, please contact:

Sharon Chan
Mobile: +65-9759-9528
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About Sea Asia

Sea Asia, an international conference and exhibition for the maritime and offshore industries, is returning for the 5th edition from 21 to 23 April 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands®, Singapore. Sea Asia serves as a focal point for both the global and local maritime communities to network, explore new businesses, and showcase the latest maritime innovations, equipment and services. Co-organised by Seatrade and the Singapore Maritime Foundation, Sea Asia is an anchor event held in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week and is well-attended by the most influential and respected leaders in the industry. The 3-day Sea Asia conference will bring forth the latest discussion and debates on key trends, opportunities and challenges facing the maritime industry.

Sea Asia is supported by principal sponsors Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd, DP World UAE Region, Executive Ship Management, Lloyd’s Register, Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), Sohar Port & Freezone, as well as sponsors ABS, Admiralty, AXSMARINE, ClassNK, DNVGL, G Travel, Hempel, JTJB LLP, Keppel Offshore & Marine, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants, M3 Marine Group Pte Ltd, Mobil Industrial Lubricants, Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd, PANAMA MARITIME AUTHORITY, WORLDWIDE LEADER FLAG STATE, PSA Corporation Limited, QBE INSURANCE (INTERNATIONAL) LIMITED, Singtel, The Standard Club Asia Ltd, Veritas Petroleum Services, and Zamil Offshore.

For more information, please visit

About Seatrade

Seatrade provides a range of global events, websites and publications that covers every aspect of the cruise and maritime industries, bringing together key people to encourage innovation and to produce powerful learning, networking and promotional platforms. Founded in 1970, Seatrade was acquired recently in 2014 by UBM, the world’s second largest media and event organiser. Seatrade sits with the UBM EMEA, which connects people and creates opportunities for companies to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote brands and expand markets. Operating in over 23 countries, UBM EMEA organizes many of the world’s largest, most important exhibitions, conferences, awards, directories, websites and publications in a wide variety of industries.

For full details about this event, visit Find out more about Seatrade and UBM, visit and

About the Singapore Maritime Foundation

Established in 2004, the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) is a private sector-led organisation that seeks to develop and promote Singapore as an International Maritime Centre (IMC). As the representative voice for the commercial players of the maritime industry, SMF seeks to forge strong partnerships with the public and private sectors of the maritime industry. SMF spearheads initiatives to promote the diverse clusters of the maritime industry in Singapore and at international frontiers, and to attract young talents to join the sector. SMF is directed by its Board of Directors which comprises prominent leaders in the Singapore maritime community. For details, visit

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April 15, 2015 at 6:12 pm

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Nexteer Automotive Q1 Investors Conference Call

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SAGINAW, Michigan, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Nexteer Automotive, a global tier one supplier committed exclusively to wheel-to-wheel advanced steering and driveline systems, announced today that Mike Richardson, executive director and senior vice president strategy, and Joe Perkins, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will present at Q1 Investors Conference Call, at 8:00 a.m. EST (8:00 p.m. HKT), Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

The conference call dial-in information is posted on Nexteer’s website in the Investor Calendar:

Nexteer Automotive (HK:1316) is a multi-billion dollar global steering and driveline business solely dedicated to electric and hydraulic steering systems, steering columns and driveline products for original equipment manufacturers. The company is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Its 11,000 workforce serves more than 50 customers in every major region of the world. The company has 20 manufacturing plants, five regional engineering centers and nine customer service centers strategically located in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Nexteer Automotive’s customers include BMW, FCA, Ford, GM, Toyota, PSA Peugeot Citroen and VW as well as automakers in India,China, and South

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April 15, 2015 at 5:39 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Applauds Lamda Guard for Developing Commercial Aircraft Laser Interference Protection with its Revolutionary metaAIR™ Solution

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—metaAIR™ is a thin film optical filter that blocks laser interference and improves flight safety

LONDON,/PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan recognizes Lamda Guard Inc. with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. Lamda Guard’s metaAIR™ is a highly innovative solution that uses an array of nano-particles of specific periodic geometry (called metamaterials) to protect flight crews from laser strikes.

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metaAir™’s optically transparent thin film filter is more than 100 times thinner than a human hair, and selectively blocks narrow-band, specific light frequencies by reflection rather than absorption. The technology consists of metamaterials, and can be adhesively applied on existing surfaces such as cockpit windows or windshields.

Current solutions that block laser light are usually standalone products and/or instruments such as laser safety eyewear, which can hamper cockpit instrumentation and pilot performance. Moreover, such solutions require extra investments in night vision equipment such as night vision goggles or head-up displays (HUDs). The metaAIR™, on the other hand, is quick-to-install, long-lasting, and more cost effective.

“Unlike competitors’ existing products, which only provide limited and/or temporary protection, the metaAir™ can be integrated during either aircraft forward-fit or retrofit operations,” said Frost & Sullivan Consultant Thomas Saquer. “It requires minimal integration costs, as it eliminates complex cockpit conversion, training and additional certification.”

metaAir™ drastically improves fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft flight safety without heavily impacting fleet availability, as it does not need lengthy grounding time for integrating the solution. Also, end users do not have to wait for the next generation of safety solutions on future aircraft – metaAir™ can be immediately deployed on existing aircraft.

Lamda Guard’s vision, innovation and drive are resulting in international recognition for the firm at an industry awards show in Monaco,” said the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency). “The Government of Canada was there at the outset when the company began its work on a product that offers protection to individuals working in law enforcement, aerospace, defence and beyond. Congratulations toLamda Guard for their initial breakthrough which is now leading to the development and commercialization of new related technologies that will have global applications.”

“As a unique participant with an unrivalled solution to improve safety, metaAIR™ could become a standard in the industry and perhaps, even become mandatory with the passing of stricter safety regulations,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Alix Leboulanger.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated innovation in product features and functionality that provides enhanced quality and higher value to customers. The award recognizes the rapid acceptance such innovation finds in the marketplace.

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 Lamda Guard
Lamda Guard is a subsidiary of Metamaterial Technologies Inc, with offices in Canada and the United Kingdom. It is a leader in commercial applications of nano-structured metamaterials that utilize thin film technology for advanced optical applications in aerospace, security and defence industries. To learn more visit

Lamda Guard Inc.
P: +1 (902) 222-7120
T: @lamdaguard

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April 15, 2015 at 4:27 pm

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DHL Delivers Battlefield Mementos for ANZAC Centennial

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-Over 50 artillery shells collected from all over Europe were shipped from Belgium to complete historic 18-pounder gun exhibit, known as the ANZAC centennial gun project

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — DHL Global Forwarding, leading provider of air, sea and road freight services in Europe and Asia, is playing its part in the 100-year anniversary of ANZAC day with the shipment of historic ammunition shells and projectiles gathered from European battlefields where Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought in World War One. The 50 ammunition shells and projectiles in seven boxes and weighing around 300 kg werecollected in Ypres, Belgium and shipped to Heathrow free of charge by DHL Global Forwarding Australia, before being flown to Sydney.

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ANZAC Centennial – Historic Ammunition Shells
Delivering Battlefield Mementos for ANZAC Centennial
Delivering Battlefield Mementos for ANZAC Centennial
Delivering Historic Ammunition Shells for ANZAC Centennial
Delivering Historic Ammunition Shells for ANZAC Centennial

Tony Boll, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding South Pacific said: “We are truly honored to play a role in such a unique project. The spent ammunition — all inert — will go into a limber that accompanies the horse-drawn 18-pounder gun, creating a historic record of the battles where ANZAC forces played such a significant role — so very far from home — 100 years ago. We decided to sponsor our part of the shipment cost because it will be of great educational value to Australians and News Zealanders for many years to come.”

April 25 will mark the 100th anniversary of ANZAC Day — Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) — a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations[1]”.

As part of the commemorations, the Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company (RAAHC) is recreating an iconic World War One 18-Pounder gun team – the mobile horse-drawn gun unit that the Australian artillery was famous for and features on the $100 Australian bank note. An original fully-restored 18-pounder with its battlefield shells pulled by six horses and manned by a gun crew will form a central part of the centennial ANZAC day march in Canberra — before touring the country as a mobile exhibit.

DHL Global Forwarding was first contacted by Jim Frecklington, Keeper of the Gun, a member of the team working on restoring the 18-pounder gun. Mr Frecklington visited over 50 battlefields to collect the historic ammunition that were typically handed over by the Mayors of the towns he visited.

Jim Frecklington said: “Over 62,000 men and women form the ANZAC forces lost their lives in World War One. These forces took their own guns and ammunition to Europe as well as over 136,000 horses – only 1 of which returned to Australia. The 18-pounder gun was designed for an army that needed to move around quickly — it had to be mobile, light and rapid firing. During the course of the war, the 18-pounders fired over 99 million rounds. Many brave men were awarded the Victoria Cross — but there were many men whose bravery no one ever knew. I wish to sincerely thank DHL for their great support in the ANZAC centennial gun project.”

Special permission had to be sought from the Belgium government for licenses to export the historic ammunition which is being specially packed by DHL Global Forwarding for the journey from Polygon Wood near Ypres, the site of one of the Great War’s most famous battles.

The two-year gun project by the RAAHC aims “to provide a living memorial to Australian Artillery by deploying the gun and team for commemorative events starting in 1915 for the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli[2].” It wasAustralia’s main piece of artillery used at Gallipoli and on the Western front.

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DHL — The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. DHL’s family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With more than 325,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, they connect people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including e-Commerce, technology, life science and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 56 billion euros in 2014.

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April 15, 2015 at 3:24 pm

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Local employee benefits start-up gains global presence

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Rewardz establishes partnerships and joint ventures with companies from Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, South America and more to come

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Corporate perks management service Rewardz has taken its corporate health and fitness platform Flabuless out of beta and straight into global markets.

For the past two years, the technology start-up with a strong leaning on the human resource industry has taken on more than 30 clients, including Courts, Crocs, DB Schenker, Fuji Xerox, IHG and the National UniversityHealthcare System (NUHS) with their flagship EmPerks corporate perks platform.

The company’s organic growth has resulted in a stronger than expected annual revenue growth of about 400% since the company’s inception in October 2012. “Rewardz is currently benefiting over 20,000 employees,” says Rewardz CEO Sudhanshu Tewari. “As the company refines its EmPerks and Flabuless product lines, we will continue to expand regionally with a target of over 200,000 employees by 2016.”

Targeting business owners looking to provide employees with a more comprehensive staff benefits system, EmPerks is Rewardz’s flagship online and mobile app that provides employees with corporate privileges in areas such as health, food and beverage, and lifestyle.

Its sister corporate fitness lifestyle program, Flabuless, encourages employees to keep fit by rewarding them with incentives, seamlessly syncing with popular fitness devices such as RunKeeper and Fitbit for a better experience. Rewardz has recently taken Flabuless out of beta, and the program has since been launched as a full-blown mobile app.

Rewardz has now put both its EmPerks and Flabuless products on the global map as well, having established joint ventures and strategic partnerships with several regional organisations including Total Loyalty in Hong Kong, Actevo in Australia, and even Peruvian-based Pideunesco.

Sam Lau, Co-Founder of Total Loyalty, a Hong Kong-based employee engagement and corporate wellness solutions provider, says, “We are pleased to enter into a strategic partnership with Rewardz, as their strong local knowledge and market leadership enables us to expand our services for our clients to another major location inAsia.”

Applying B2C technology innovation to group health and wellness space, Flabuless is also fast becoming a technology enabler to insurance and preventive healthcare firms and helping them offer a unique one-stop wellness platform to their clients. Surendra Singh, Director of Actevo Australia, says, “We find that Rewardz’s Flabuless app has made great advancement in engaging employees, by integrating health and wellness initiatives on a single technology platform, with tangible benefits for employers.” 

About Rewardz

Rewardz is a corporate perks service based in Singapore that complements human resource (HR) efforts for medium to large organisations. The mobile and web-based platform helps organisations acquire company benefits from third-party vendors, as well as organise company events, handle corporate bookings and deliver customised push notifications for the organisation’s HR activities.

In just under two years, Rewardz has garnered more than 30 clients, including National University Healthcare System (NUHS). Aetos, Courts, Crocs, DB Schenker, Fuji Xerox, IHG, SPRING Singapore. Rewardz has also received recognition as “Best in Benefit Technology” during the Benefits Asia 2013 Conference.

In April 2015, the Rewardz application was rebranded as EmPerks, making Rewardz an umbrella brand for both its current product lines – EmPerks and Flabuless.

About EmPerks

Created in 2012, EmPerks is Rewardz’s flagship online and mobile app that provides employees with corporate privileges in areas such as health, food and beverage, and lifestyle. EmPerks makes corporate rate information more accessible via web and mobile, and simplifies perks redemption for employees whose organisations are signed up with the service. With over 600 perks on the platform, EmPerks is one of the largest corporate perks platform in Singapore.

About Flabuless

Launched as a full-fledged mobile application in April 2015, Flabuless encourages employees to keep fit by rewarding them with both cash and non-cash incentives by completing individual and team fitness challenges, as well as compete with one another with online fitness tracking records and leaderboard comparisons. Flabuless is also programmed to seamlessly sync with popular fitness devices such as RunKeeper and Fitbit for a better experience.

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April 15, 2015 at 3:19 pm

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Avis Opens 4 Pick-up Locations in Indonesia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — Avis Car Rental expands its network to seven cities and 17 rental locations in Indonesia with the opening of four new stations in Batam, namely in Batam Center Point Ferry Terminal, Hang Nadim International Airport, Harbour Bay Ferry Terminal and Sekupang International Ferry Terminal.

“We are providing travelers with Pick-up Service to these new locations, giving them the easy access to rent and drive a vehicle from our trusted brand,” said Larry De Shon, president, International, Avis Budget Group. “We look forward to welcoming and serving new and existing customers in Indonesia.”

Travelers to Batam will benefit from Avis’ world-class products and service.The four new stations offer great rates and well-maintained vehicles such as Toyota Avanza and Toyota Kijang Innova. Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation devices, child safety seats and fuel service options are also available from these new locations.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit, call +62 21 3142900, 3150853, 3150854 or email

About Avis in Indonesia

In Indonesia, Avis started its operations in 1977 and since then has offered customers high quality products and services.

Today, Avis Indonesia has a total of 17 locations in Bali, Denpasar, Gowa Makaassar, Jakarta, Makaassar,Medan, Surabaya, Yogyakarta and most currently in Batam.

About Avis in Asia

In Asia, Avis is a leading provider of vehicle rental; vehicle leasing and limousine/chauffeur drive services operating in more than 300 locations through a network of wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensee agreements in 20 markets. Avis opened its first operations in Asia in 1970 in Hong Kong. Throughout the 1970’s Avis grew steadily in the region, with operations launched in Singapore, the Philippines, Pakistan, Malaysia andIndonesia. More recently, developments have included openings in India, Mainland China, Vietnam and Taiwanand most recently, Laos and Cambodia.

About Avis

Avis Car Rental operates one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,450 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information, visit

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April 15, 2015 at 3:15 pm

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Impressive Panel of Speakers Announced for 2015 Digital Journalism World Media Summit in May

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-With innovations in news reporting methodology and technology, today’s newsroom can now be further enhanced for live news reporting, live video streaming and live blogging.

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Digital Journalism World, which will take place May 11-12, 2015 at the One Farrer Hotel in Singapore, is Asia’s most important news media summit.

This year the event will feature an impressive panel of presenters from major news media organizations such as CNN Digital, Huffington Post, BBC News, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Cambodia Daily, Google and Yahoo to deliberate the industry’s hottest issues and key trends impacting the way news is gathered and shared.

The summit will feature many icons of industry, journalists who have given the news world a different take on news reporting and engagement with readers. To address the audience on “Doing media differently — an update on methodology and technology”, Innovation Address speaker Tim Pool is a journalist whose unique style of interactive broadcast journalism exists at the intersection of social and mainstream media. His use of augmented eyewear to cover the protests in Cairo and Brazil won him international fame in the news domain and his livestreams attracted more than 750,000 unique views in a single day. In another exciting session, presenterAndy Carvin, who is also known as the ‘man who tweets revolutions’ and also an icon in the journalism sphere, will be discussing how he covered elections and disasters with open source intelligence and reporting on Twitter.

There has never been a more exciting time than this. With new methodology and technology for news reporting available, the newsroom can be better equipped for exciting coverage of the news by integrating life reporting with video streaming and live blogging.

The summit will cover key themes of:

  • Data driven stories
  • Open source intelligence for covering crises
  • Data visualizations and infographics
  • Social sharing and publishing
  • Strategies for mobile engagements with younger audiences
  • Wearables, bots and virtual reality in news reporting
  • Engaging the community and managing trolls

The summit will feature a top notch panel of speakers:

  • Martin Stabe, Head, Interactive News, Financial Times
  • Ethan Klapper, Senior Social Media Editor, The Huffington Post
  • Robin Moroney, Communications Manager, Google
  • Etan Horowitz, Senior Mobile Editor, CNN Digital
  • Adam Najberg, Asia Digital Editor, Wall Street Journal
  • Tim Pool, Director of Media Innovation & Senior Correspondent, Fusion
  • Ryan O’Connor, Creative Director, News Online, BBC News
  • Andy Carvin, Editor-in-Chief,, First Look Media
  • Greg Barber, Director Digital News Projects, The Washington Post
  • Hille van der Kaa, Professor, Future Media, Fontys School of Applied Sciences
  • Joshua Wilwohl, Online Editor, The Cambodia Daily
  • James A. Neufeld, Founder & CEO, SAM
  • Hamish Boland-Rudder, Online Editor, The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
  • Mark Johnson, South-East Asia correspondent, The Economist
  • Robb Montgomery, CEO, Visual Editors, Founder, Smart Film School, Berlin Germany
  • Mat Yurow, Associate Director, Audience Development, The New York Times
  • Esa Makinen, Data and Interactives Editor, Helsingin Sanomat
  • Marc Lourdes, Yahoo News Digest
  • Adam Najberg, Asia Digital Editor, The Wall Street Journal
  • Jim Roberts, Chief Content Editor, Mashable

Meet Asia’s news media professionals from editorial team, digital editors, news producing and news design teams, social media and mobile strategies teams. Get more information at

Digital Journalism World Summit 2015 is organized by Asher Russell Pte Ltd, the organizer of Native Advertising Summit, Interactive News Design, and the Digital Journalism World series.

For more info to attend the event, please contact us at email:

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April 15, 2015 at 2:24 pm

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Tissue World Sao Paulo Conference: Meet the Outstanding Speakers

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HONG KONG, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s leading event series on tissue paper lands for the first time in South America during May 20-22 in Sao Paulo, Brazil! Come join the discourse and meet with a great line up of speakers, among which:
Tissue World conference
Tissue World conference

Thiago Lofiego, Director at Bank of America – Merrill Lynch Equity Research. Heading the Latin America Pulp & Paper and Metals & Mining teams, he will present a study on global pulp market and supply/demand trends. Mr. Lofiego is #1 ranked in the Institutional Investor Research Ranking for the last 2 years.

Leonardo Freitas, Research Analyst at Euromonitor Brazil, is responsible for conducting market research and producing in-depth content for the Tissue, Hygiene and Home Care industries in Brazil. He will present on Emerging trends and opportunities in the expanding Brazilian tissue and hygiene market and the key drivers behind the dynamic growth of the sector in the forecast period.

Laurence Bonday, Senior Industry Manager at Nalco, is responsible for the development of new technology and offerings for the tissue industry. He will share new yankee coating chemistry technology that has been recently developed, which gives significant improvement in tissue softness and manufacturing productivity.

Edvins Ratneiks Technology Manager with CMPC Celulose Riograndense is well known in the industry for providing advanced group experiences to increase productivity. He will provide an exclusive tissue maker’s perspective on emerging acceptance of eucalyptus fiber and its prospective future in the tissue industry.

Anderson Jose Beber, Applications Leader, Industrial Water (Cooling and Boiler), Latin America at Solenis will discuss water reuse challenges and considerations for cooling and boiler systems. Why reuse water?

Marco Brujas, Product Manager for Yankee Dryers at Voith Paper, will analyse Steel Plate Yankees, Siphon System and Thermal Insulation for Heads.

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Tissue World is the leading global event series serving the tissue industry worldwide since 1993. An integrated and intertwined platform consisting of exhibitions, conferences and a magazine providing an unmatched offline and online meeting place to do business, exchange ideas and learn, all year round.

Contact Person: Ivan Ferrari
Phone Number: +65-6592-0888 ext 886

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April 15, 2015 at 1:50 pm

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