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tenthavenue Owned Joule Expands to Offer New Full Service Mobile Agency, to Simplify Mobile Marketing Throughout Emerging Markets

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SINGAPORE, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — tenthavenue, home to WPP’s ‘connected consumer’ agencies, has announced today the launch of a new full service mobile agency model led by the group’s mobile marketing arm, Joule.

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Under the leadership of recently appointed Sudipto Roy, the new Joule has been structured to simplify the complex emerging markets mobile marketing landscape. To deliver this, Joule has partnered with some of the most renowned mobile innovators throughout the world, allowing brands operating in emerging markets access to global expertise aligned with local understanding.

The services offered span enterprise level mobile experience design, asset design and build, connected consumer data architectures, integration, analytics, personalization, social listening, content strategy, distribution strategy, mCRM, content sourcing and delivery.

Under this new model, Joule will have integrated delivery centres all over Asia, spanning Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangalore, Jakarta, Manila, Johannesburg and Ho Chi Minh, to manage production and give access to different capabilities.

Sudipto Roy, tenthavenue CEO for Developing Markets said; “By addressing the larger enterprise challenges of integrating mobile with the marketing eco-system, we are moving far beyond the traditional agency or mobile ad-distribution play. Bringing together audience data, hyper-targeting, content personalisation and intelligent distribution that resonates with the consumer allows us to create dramatically more value for the marketer.”

Joule also announced the launch of Electra, a comprehensive “emerging market” mobile communication platform that uses the latest cloud-based technology to offer mobile solutions such as Interactive Voice Response, USSD (text), mobile incentives, payment, content personalization and video content compression / delivery technologies. Electra has already been tested across more than one billion consumer interactions.

Rupert Day, Global CEO, tenthavenue, commented; “We are creating a model of the agency of the future; sitting at the crossroads between meeting brand objectives and delivering consumer needs. We are building a model which truly starts to bring alive the ‘connected experience’ vision. This is our first step in Asia in that direction and there is much more to come.”

ABOUT JOULE

Joule is a mobile first marketing agency. Thinking smarter, we shape, create, distribute and measure brand experiences across multiple channels, experiences that people want to be a part of.

Joule counts some of the world’s most eminent brands amongst our client base, including Unilever, Paramount and Yum!

Joule is part of tenthavenue WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY) and resides within tenth avenue, WPP’s agency network dedicated to creating experiences driven by the consumer mind-set.

ABOUT TENTHAVENUE

tenthavenue is a global communications company that caters for the connected consumer. The company houses a number of market leading agencies including Kinetic, Joule, Candyspace, Spafax, Forward and TMARC.

Launched in 2011, tenthavenue now operates across over 60 offices in 26 countries, and counts some of the world’s most eminent brands amongst its client base. tenthavenue is a WPP company.
Source: tenthavenue

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June 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

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Mexican Gastronomy Honoured With Three Top Restaurant Awards at 2015 Global 50 Best Restaurants Awards

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LONDON, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Growing recognition signals strong influence in the global gastronomy movement and its increasing contributions to the Mexican economy

This week it was announced three restaurants in Mexico were recognised at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards held June 1, at the Guildhall in London where Mexico ranked fourth on the global list of most awarded countries and tied with Italy and Peru, following only the U.S., Spain, and France. The 50 Best Restaurants Academy’s annual celebration of global gastronomy celebrates restaurants around the world for their culinary prowess based on reviews by their 1,000 members, each selected for their expertise in international gastronomy. The three restaurants recognised are:

Pujol in Mexico City ranked 16th, Chef Enrique Olvera: No stranger to the list, Pujol offers reinvented traditional Mexican with attention to detail. Olvera’s transcends his food into perfectly curated designs, allowing each flavor to be distinctly exposed and savored. The complexity of his sauces are phenomenal and he elevates his menu to constantly explore and push the boundaries to expand into new gastronomical territory.
Quintonil in Mexico City ranked 35th, Chef Jorge Vallejo: A student of Enrique Olvera, Jorge Vallejo has been hailed as a rising star for crafting dishes while committed to reducing the ecological footprint of his food. Known for focusing on fresh seasonal ingredients, forgotten herbs and grans, and indigenous produce, Quintonil sources much of its own produce from the restaurant’s urban orchard. The results are astounding dishes bursting with flavour and nutritional value.
Biko in Mexico City ranked 37th, Chefs Mikel Alonso, Bruno Oteiza, Gerard Bellver: Nestled in the trendy Polanco area, Biko presents a dazzling repertoire combining Basque flavours with Mexico’s fresh ingredients. The best of both countries come to life in an array of textures and tastes that break down culinary barriers and set it apart from the crowd.

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Mexican gastronomy and its related industries are priority areas for development by the government of Mexico, both in terms of tourism and culture promotion as well as supporting producers, exporters, artisanal products and restaurants. These gastronomy related industries are growing faster than the overall economy and with multiple initiatives underway domestically and internationally, this trend is expected to only increase based on this week’s recognition.

Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Claudia Ruíz Massieu, attended the event and shared, “This is an unprecedented honour for Mexico’s gastronomy movement. Since the UNESCO designation was awarded to Mexico and France cuisine as intangible cultural heritages, the rich flavours, diverse ingredients and cooking styles and innovative chefs have been making an indelible mark on the world. We are witnessing a moment of revolution in global gastronomy trends and Mexico is at the forefront.”

From lively markets and street food, to rich traditional preparations and flavors with thousands of years of history, and, finally, today’s modern and creative gastronomy scene, Mexico has been heralded as a foodie’s paradise. To further raise awareness and encourage experimentation with Mexican ingredients and artisanal products, Mexican gastronomy was featured for three months this year at Selfridges in London, awarded as the World’s Best Department Store for three consecutive years.

Mexico continues to expand to meet the growing demand for its food products, as well. Already the world’s largest exporter of avocado, tomato, papaya, mango, beer, tequila and mezcal, specialty products including craft beer, wines, spirits, oils, vanilla, coffee and chocolate are growing at incredible levels. These exports, combined with the thriving restaurant and foodie culture they inspire, are supporting growth amongst the millions of Mexicans involved in farming, production, food service and hospitality industries, across the country.
Source: The Mexico Tourism Board

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June 9, 2015 at 5:02 pm

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Plant-for-the-Planet Calls on the G7 to Support the Plant-for-the-Planet Calls on the G7 to Support the Greatest Afforestation Project in the History of HumankindAfforestation Project in the History of Humankind

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TUTZING, Germany, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

– Message of the youths reaches G7 on flight to Elmau: “Plant trees for our survival”

The children’s and youth initiative Plant-for-the-Planet has called upon the G7 to support the greatest afforestation project in the history of humankind. “Over the last eight years, we children have managed to plant 14 billion trees with the help of many adults,” explained Yugratna Srivastava (19), from India, Plant-for-the-Planet Global Board member, “Now it is time that the Heads of Government play their part in ensuring the survival of us children and youth. Planting 1,000 billion trees is a realistic goal, as confirmed by Yale University.”

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The 1,000 billion new trees will sequester a quarter of human-made CO2.

“The survival of 3 billion children and young people should be worth much more than the survival of a few banks,” stated Felix Finkbeiner (17), who founded Plant-for-the-Planet, referring to the sums provided by all governments after the financial crisis in 2008. “If every corporation and every billionaire on the Forbes list pledged to plant one billion trees, we could reach our goal to plant 1,000 billion trees by 2020.”

The Youth Summit, with 88 participants from 23 countries, ended with a detailed Youth Manifesto, which has already been distributed to all Heads of Government.

The summit is a co-operation between Plant-for-the-Planet, the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP and the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing. The world’s leaders are invited to the next summit on 11-16 May 2016, to jointly work on the detailed implementation of a global energy revolution.

Link to video, filmed from G7-helicopter perspective: https://youtu.be/51cpeGO-4UE

Link to more photos and film footage: t1p.de/g45o

Twitter: #gys15, #PftP_int

Instagram: #gys15

– Cross reference: Picture is available at AP Images (http://www.apimages.com) and http://www.presseportal.de/pm/117231/

Press contact:
Email: carolin.buettner@plant-for-the-planet.org
Tel: +49-(0)171-7488108
Source: Plant-for-the-Planet

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June 9, 2015 at 4:49 pm

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Isotope Technologies Garching Announces Successful Validation of EndolucinBeta(TM) (n.c.a. Lutetium-177) Marketing Authorization Application by the European Medicines Agency

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GARCHING, Germany, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The ITM Group announced today that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has validated the company’s Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) of the medicinal product EndolucinBeta, a radiopharmaceutical precursor. EndolucinBeta is not intended for direct use in patients but will be used for radiolabeling of specific carrier molecules for Targeted Radionuclide Therapy of serious and difficult to treat cancer forms. EndolucinBeta is the brand name of first-in-class no-carrier-added (n.c.a.) Lutetium-177 and the first medicinal product containing n.c.a. Lutetium-177 seeking Marketing Authorization in the European Union.

EndolucinBeta as a radiopharmaceutical precursor will be used only for radiolabeling of carrier molecules such as peptides or antibodies. The nature of the disease to be treated will be determined by the pharmaceutical substance to be radiolabeled. The successful MAA validation results in the start of procedure seeking centralized marketing authorization in the European Union.

About n.c.a. Lutetium-177

Therapeutic n.c.a. Lutetium-177 is a medium energy beta emitter providing a tissue penetration range that is very effective for selective delivery of therapeutic dose of ionizing radiation to the tumor cell. In addition, n.c.a. Lutetium-177 emits quantifiable imagable gamma rays which provide the additional benefit of carrying out simultaneous scintigraphy making it a theranostically superior radioisotope for Targeted Radionuclide Therapy.

About the ITM Group

The ITM Group is a privately held group of specialized radiopharmaceutical companies dedicated to the development of innovative radioisotopes, radiopharmaceuticals and next generation radiomedical devices. Its commitment to quality, convenience and security of supply has become an integral part of all products giving them the competitive opportunity to lead the radiopharmaceutical market. The ITM Group’s innovative platform technologies also enable manufacturers of conventional therapeutic agents not only to improve the efficacy of their candidates but also to benefit from ITM Group’s exceptionally advanced infrastructure and global logistics services.

Contact
Sebastian Marx
Head of Sales
Phone: +49-89-329898618
Mail: Sebastian.Marx@itg-garching.de

Steffen Schuster
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Phone: +49-89-329898622
Mail: Steffen.Schuster@itm.ag

ITM Isotopen Technologien Muenchen AG
Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender – Udo J. Vetter, Vorstandsvorsitzender – Steffen Schuster, Sitz der Gesellschaft – Lichtenbergstr. 1, 85748 Garching – HG Muenchen – HRB 154944
Source: ITM Isotopen Technologien Muenchen AG

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June 9, 2015 at 4:24 pm

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THOMAS SABO Officially Opens its VivoCity Boutique

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SINGAPORE and LAUF AN DER PEGNITZ, Germany, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Fashion icon and supermodel Georgia May Jagger arrived in Singapore to grace the opening of the new boutique

THOMAS SABO, one of the globally leading jewellery and watch brands, celebrated the opening of its new VivoCity boutique in a star-studded event on May 29th. To mark this occasion, supermodel Georgia May Jagger specially flew in to welcome the around 70 exclusively invited international members of the media as well as VIPs such as Rebecca Tan, Jaymee Ong, George Young and Alan Wong.

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“I really like the diversity of the Sterling Silver Collection, especially the Karma Beads inspired by Far-Eastern philosophies. You can make your own creation. Today I´m wearing the Koi fish, a statement piece and symbol of strength, which goes so well with the Karma Beads that each have an individual meaning ,” said Georgia May Jagger.

Located in the newly opened B1 retail area of VivoCity – Singapore’s largest shopping mall – the 565 square feet boutique dazzled with its range of exquisitely-crafted and highly-coveted jewellery pieces which were set off by the classic modern design of the boutique’s décor offering consumers a unique shopping environment.

About THOMAS SABO

THOMAS SABO is one of the globally-leading jewellery, watches and beauty companies, designing, selling and distributing lifestyle products for women and men. The company, established in 1984 by Thomas Sabo in Lauf an der Pegnitz; southern Germany, operates almost 250 of its own shops across all five continents with a total of around 1,750 employees. At its headquarters, THOMAS SABO employs around 460 staffs. THOMAS SABO also collaborates globally with approximately 2,600 trade partners as well as leading airlines.

THOMAS SABO PTE LTD
Hanny Freund
Head of PR & Communication Asia/Pacific
Tel.: +65-63772207
Mail: h.freund@thomassabo.com
Web: http://www.thomassabo.com
Source: Thomas Sabo GmbH & Co. KG

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June 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm

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Turkish Airlines Wins Favorite YouTube Ad of the Past Decade

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STANBUL, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Ad became instant hit, receiving more than 25 million views within first three days

Turkish Airlines announced today that it has been awarded the “Your Favorite” YouTube ad of the past decade with its selfie shootout video, as part of YouTube’s 10years of great branded videos. The ad was developed by Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

The ad, Kobe vs. Messi: The Selfie Shootout, has received more than 140 million views on YouTube. The spot was a follow up to the 2012 Legends on Board campaign. The video features two of the world’s biggest sports superstars, Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi, in a face-off game for selfie supremacy. The combination of the selfie trend along with well-known superstars who showcase just a few destinations where Turkish Airlines travels to across the globe, resulted in the ad becoming an instant hit, receiving 25 million views within the first three days.

“This YouTube ad was about increasing awareness that Turkish Airlines serves more countries than any other carrier. For travelers this means, one-stop connections from any destination through our hub in Istanbul to 274 global destinations,” said Zeki Cukur, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications at Turkish Airlines. “Kobe and Messi did a fantastic job of allowing us to highlight the fact that no other airline offers this type of access to destinations around the world for U.S. travelers.”

To view the Kobe vs. Messi: The Selfie Shootout ad, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhFqSlvbKAM. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on http://www.turkishairlines.com.

ABOUT TURKISH AIRLINES

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 277 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 274 destinations worldwide with 226 international and 48 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2014, Turkish Airlines was chosen “Europe’s Best Airline” for the fourth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the sixth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service” and in 2013 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service” awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world’s “Best Business Catering Service” and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” prizes in the Skytrax survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on http://www.turkishairlines.com.
Source: Turkish Airlines

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June 9, 2015 at 3:32 pm

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A Celebration of Technology and Talents in Cyberjaya

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CYBERJAYA, Malaysia, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time ever in Malaysia, Cyberjaya played host to an event unlike no other; an event that re-ignites passion and showcases talents through the discovery of the latest trends, technology, independent music and movies on May 28. Aptly named Unlikely Yoda, after the ‘unlikely’ teacher from George Lucas’s movie franchise, this event was the platform for Malaysia’s influencers, domain experts and young entrepreneurs to showcase their craft and innovations.
A group of young entrepreneurs pitching their business idea to a panel of judges and the public in the Pitch Off competition.
A group of young entrepreneurs pitching their business idea to a panel of judges and the public in the Pitch Off competition.

An event designed to inculcate unconventional learning using the five senses through the use of technology, Unlikely Yoda greeted a total crowd of over 600 young adults aged between 15-35 years old, mainly from local and private universities, as well as technology enthusiasts from within and outside Cyberjaya. The audience was generously fed with multitudes of information and technological advances throughout the night, building up to the much anticipated live broadcast of the Google I/O keynote presentation in San Francisco, USA.

Positioned as the Global Tech Hub of Malaysia, Cyberjaya was to be the perfect location for this test-bed, one of its kind event. What more when this is the Intelligent City of Malaysia that hosts the largest pool of talents from various industries such as Information Technology, Creative and Multimedia and Business Intelligence.

Organised by Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd, the Master Developer of Cyberjaya, Unlikely Yoda was designed to complement efforts by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), Cyberview Sdn Bhd as well as Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre’s (MaGIC) efforts to accelerate, promote and enhance the start-up eco-system and talent development in Cyberjaya.

The highlights of the night included performances and showcases from signed and independent local artists, independent movie makers, the latest innovations by local University students and start-ups such as 3D Experience, mind-controlled wheelchair, drones, digital drawing and many more. The pitch off competition held during Unlikely Yoda saw a total of over 20 participants pitching their ideas to a group of judges in winning the RM3,000 prize. And last but not least, the audience had the opportunity to view the Google I/O 2015 keynote live that was streamed at 12 midnight.

Melissa Teh
Business Development
Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd
The Lodge, Persiaran Multimedia
Cyber 7, 63000 Cyberjaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan

T: +603-8312-8000
F: +603-8312-8100
M: +6012-30-60-647

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Source: Setia Haruman

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June 9, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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Philbeauty 2015 Announces Nine International Pavilions Joining, Unveils Business Matching Programme

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MANILA, Philippines /PRNewswire/ — Philbeauty 2015, the one and only beauty trade show in the Philippines, announced the participation of nine country/region pavilions including mainland China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Korea,Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Malaysia.

If opportunities don't knock, build the door through philbeauty's 2015 business matching programme.
If opportunities don’t knock, build the door through philbeauty’s 2015 business matching programme.

The three day event will witness the display of more than hundreds of brands, services and technologies covering a huge range of beauty products ranging from colour cosmetics, skin care, hair, nail, make-up, spa and wellness, personal care and toiletries, perfumery and fragrances to beauty salon equipment, packaging and machinery, raw materials, and natural health supplements.

The presence of international exhibitors at the trade show has further strengthened the fact that international beauty businesses are taking advantage of the country’s growing market for beauty products and services. Ever-changing trends and advances have led global brands to open outlets, and key local cosmetics companies have expanded experiencing double-digit growth rates since 2012. The participation of twelve of Korea’s most prominent companies in the beauty industry represented by the Korea Cosbeauty Industry Cooperative (KCIC) serve as a giant leap towards the future of growing beauty industry in the Philippines.

“We are pleased to support philbeauty 2015 as there is a lot of potential to tap into the strategic location and industry strengths of the Philippines and this will be a very exciting start for more Korean companies with the highest quality of beauty products and services to be introduced into the expanding beauty market in the Philippines,” said Kang Hyun Song, Chairman of the Korea Cosbeauty Industry Cooperative.

To match the grand standards of the trade show, philbeauty is set to return with the much anticipated Business Matching Programme aimed at assisting international and local trade buyers in having critical face-to-face business connections with 200 leading exhibitors at no cost. The business matching programme is generated for specific buyer-exhibitor needs, where a pre-scheduled meeting will be arranged for selected buyers paired with the exhibiting companies.

“I strongly believe that the exclusive business matching programme will greatly benefit all the exhibitors and professionals in establishing valuable business partnerships with locals in the Philippines,” Kang said.

Philbeauty 2015 will take place from 8 – 10 July 2015, at the SMX Convention Centre, Pasay City, Philippines.

To register your interest as a trade visitor and enquiries on the Business Matching Programme, please visitwww.philbeautyshow.com or contact Mr. Tan Kian Yap at +603-2176-8788 or email kianyap.tan@ubm.com

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About UBM Asia (
www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc and listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser inAsia and the largest commercial organiser in 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 network of 30 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 20 market sectors with 230 exhibitions and conferences, 23 trade publications, 20 online products for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

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Source: UBM Asia (Malaysia)

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June 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm

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Value Retail Expands Travel Partnerships in China to Offer More Benefits for International Guests

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SHANGHAI, June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

New alliance with China Eastern, partnership with Ctrip, and food, art and fashion during Expo Milano 2015 will cater to Chinese tourists

Value Retail – the creator and operator of the Village Collection, ten luxury outlet shopping Villages across Europe and China – is to launch a partnership with China Eastern Airlines, one of the three major airlines in mainland China. The announcement was made at the ILTM Asia luxury travel trade show taking place in Shanghai this week.

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The partnership means China Eastern’s frequent flyer programme members can take advantage of special privileges including three miles for every GBP/EUR or 10RMB spent across the Collection. In addition, throughout 2015, bonus miles promotions, VIP offerings, shopping packages and special savings will be offered to members of China Eastern’s frequent flyer programme.

The alliance with China Eastern Airlines is the latest travel and tourism partnerships formed to promote the Collection of Villages to Chinese guests. Earlier this year, Value Retail announced a new partnership with Ctrip – China’s leading online travel agency, which provides travel services through online and traditional channels – making the Collection of Villages’ luxury experience accessible to an even wider Chinese audience. Value Retail is also a partner of Air China. A current initiative means guests can claim three miles for every GBP/EUR or 10RMB spent in the Villages.

The authentically European experience on offer at the Villages, which combines luxury shopping with art, culture, gastronomy and special events, is highly popular with Chinese guests. In 2014 China was the top-contributing strategic market for tax-refunded (non-EU) sales, accounting for 44% of total tax-refunded sales – an increase of 29% year-on-year. To welcome Chinese guests, special services have been introduced across the Collection including Mandarin-speaking hosts and the acceptance of payment by UnionPay International in many boutiques.

This unique outlet shopping experience is now available in China, as Suzhou Village – the first Village in China by Value Retail – celebrated its first anniversary this month. With its unique edit of Asian and international brands combined with world-class exhibitions and events, the Village has been hailed as part of a new generation of outlets in China. The second Village in China, Shanghai Village, will open in spring 2016, adjacent to the Shanghai Disney Resort.

Chinese guests to Expo Milano 2015 can get a taste of the unique experiences on offer at the Chinese Villages by visiting Fidenza Village near Milan. Especially for the Expo period, Fidenza Village has transformed into ‘The Embassy of Made in Italy’; a showcase of Italian art, fashion, gastronomy and design, developed in collaboration with a host of prestigious partners and ambassadors. A programme of multisensory experiences and events are set to unfold over the summer inspired by three typically Italian themes: ‘Romantic Opera’ (May – June), ‘La Dolce Vita’ (July – August), and ‘Italian Passion’ (September – October). Chinese guests can also discover a programme of events and special incentives across the Collection to coincide with the Golden Week holiday in October.

ILTM Asia is an invitation-only global event where the suppliers of the world’s best luxury travel experiences can meet the buyers representing Asia Pacific’s fast-growing and sought-after market of luxury travellers. It is taking place at Shanghai Exhibition Centre, 1-4 June 2015.

About Value Retail
Value Retail is the only company to specialise exclusively in the development and operation of luxury outlet shopping destinations, the Collection of Villages. The Villages are widely recognised as amongst the best performing shopping centres in terms of sales densities in the world. Since its beginning with Bicester Village in 1995, the Collection has delivered double digit gross sales growth each year and in 2014 attracted 32.5 million visits. Each Village is located within an hour of at least one major European city and has established itself as an international shopping tourism destination, defined by high fashion, superior service and hospitality, and a calendar of celebrated events. Value Retail China, an affiliate of Value Retail, opened the first Village in China, Suzhou Village, in Suzhou, 50 miles west of Shanghai in May 2014. A second, Shanghai Village, will open in spring 2016 next to the Shanghai Disney Resort, located at the heart of a Chinese government multi-billion US Dollar master plan, the Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone (SITRZ). To learn more about Value Retail and Value Retail China, please visit ValueRetail.com

About China Eastern Airlines
China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited has its headquarter located in Shanghai. As one of the three major airlines in mainland China, it flies a fleet of more than 430 long-haul and short-haul aircraft with an average age of less than seven years. China Eastern serves nearly 80 million travelers annually and ranks among the world’s top 5 airlines in terms of passenger transportation volume. As an official member of SkyTeam, China Eastern has extended its flight network from Shanghai to 1000 cities in 187 countries via close cooperation with SkyTeam member airlines. Members of Eastern Miles can participate in the mileage accumulate and redeem program, enjoy member benefits and use any one of the 525 VIP lounges across the world within all 19 SkyTeam member airlines.

As the end of 2012, China Eastern was awarded the “Golden Ting Award” by China Capital Market Annual Conference 2012, and has been recognized as one of the 50 most valuable Chinese brands by WPP and been ranked among the top ten of FORTUNE China CSR Ranking 2013.

With the concept of “World-class hospitality with Eastern charm”, China Eastern creates splendid travel experiences for global customers with an “accurate, delicate and precise” service quality.

For further information, please contact:
Ben Han, Redbridge Communications: ben@redbridgecommunications.com
Source: Value Retail

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June 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm

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Mobile App Optimised to Connect Exhibitors and Visitors to Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The official mobile app for UBM Asia’s June Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair 2015 the Mobile Buyer Guide is making its return with enhanced features and a new look and feel. The Mobile Buyer Guide includes the complete fair directory with over 2,000 exhibitor records, interactive floorplans and all essential show information.

Mobile Buyer Guide, the official app for June and September Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair
Mobile Buyer Guide, the official app for June and September Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair

The 2015 edition includes a more intuitive navigation, faster download and updates, and new features connecting exhibitors and buyers:

A social media style activity feed allows visitors and exhibitors to post updates, share pictures, and follow fair news live as they get published. There is also the embedded mobile TradeBoard, a new service that will allow visitors to post sourcing requests and exhibitors to respond to it.

“Many visitors come with a very specific sourcing need: for instance a type of jewellery, or very specific gemstones or equipment. In some cases visitors have to browse a lot of booths until they find the right supplier. By posting a clearly defined sourcing request to the mobile TradeBoard, visitors can receive exhibitors’ responses to their phones all while visiting the fair,” said UBM’s Regional Director of eBusiness and Event Technology, Jerome Hainz.

The 2015 Mobile Buyer Guide is sponsored by Antwerp World Diamond Centre, the organiser of the Antwerp Diamonds Pavilion at the June and September Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fairs. The Mobile Buyer Guide is provided and managed by JewelleryNetAsia, the official online media for UBM’s jewellery and gem fairs.

The Mobile Buyer Guide can be downloaded here free of charge. It is also available in all major app marketplaces that it can be found using the keywords ‘UBM jewellery’.

About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters inHong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and over 1,200 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 19 market sectors with 160 exhibitions, 75 conferences, 28 trade publications, 18 vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

For further information, please contact UBM Asia limited at marketing@jewellerynetasia.com or call +852-2827-6211.

The 2015 edition of Mobile Buyer Guide is added with more social media element
The 2015 edition of Mobile Buyer Guide is added with more social media element
Scan the QR Code to get the Mobile Buyer Guide
Scan the QR Code to get the Mobile Buyer Guide

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June 9, 2015 at 11:59 am

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