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June Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair: How Visitors Source Smarter

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HONG KONG, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The organizers of the June Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair 2015, UBM Asia, announced today the launch of its mobile TradeBoard, a free interactive service helping visitors to locate products and suppliers at the fair.

TradeBoard connects Exhibitors and Visitors in a digital way
TradeBoard connects Exhibitors and Visitors in a digital way

The mobile TradeBoard has been created for specifically for visitors of the June Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair to post requests for product or services – similar to traditional classifieds, yet in an easy-to-access digital format. Exhibitors can respond to the offers with invitations to meet at their stands.

“Many visitors come to our fairs with some very specific sourcing needs: It could be a special type of jewellery that is not covered by exhibit categories – for instance men’s jewellery. Or visitors might be looking for gemstones or diamonds of very specific size or colour. Given the size of the fair, some visitors might have to browse hundreds of booths until they find the right product. By posting a sourcing request on the TradeBoard on the mobile, visitors can receive invitations from suitable exhibitors and thus save precious time and energy,” says UBM’s Regional Director of eBusiness and Event Technology, Jerome Hainz.

Buyers can post their requests to the TradeBoard using a mobile phone, a laptop, an ipad or get the support from the staff at the Information Counters during the fair. Exhibitors can view the posts from the convenience of their booth, using a mobile device or a laptop computer, and reply with an invitation message that will be delivered to the buyers by SMS.

The TradeBoard can be accessed through as a mobile friendly website or it can be downloaded with the fair’s Mobile Buyer Guide which can be found in app stores with the keywords ‘ubm jewellery’.

For further information contact UBM Asia limited at or call +852 2827 6211.

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 in Hong 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.

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June 23, 2015 at 5:53 pm

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Tissue World Jakarta: The Contrasting Implications of Deforestation in Indonesia

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HONG KONG, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The pulp and paper industry in Indonesia has long been linked to forest clearance, habitat destruction, and haze-causing forest fires. Plagued by the highest rate of deforestation on the planet (Source: TIME magazine, July 2014), Indonesia is also the second biggest world exporter of tissue paper jumbo rolls. Are we hopelessly witnessing the unfolding of a catastrophe or is the country acting on it?

Deforestation in Sumatra, Indonesia
Deforestation in Sumatra, Indonesia

After years of being under scrutiny for their practices, key players of the pulp and paper industry such as APRIL and APP have pledged to commit to zero deforestation across their supply chains. But while companies have vowed to implement policies to ensure sustainable sourcing of raw materials, we are yet to see how far this will be achieved. How actually committed is the pulp industry to go deforestation-free? What are the factors that might pose as an obstacle to achieve this goal and how will tissue manufacturers react to the mounting pressure of green activists if the target is not met in the near future? Will these policies affect the relevant competitive and comparative advantage the Indonesian pulp industry demonstrates? Can the government also play a part by providing a more beneficial business climate?

Come join us at Tissue World Jakarta during 28-30 October 2015 and get precious first-hand information on these and many other controversial topics. Be part of the change!

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June 23, 2015 at 5:32 pm

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Huawei Bags Telecom Equipment Vendor of the Year at Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2015 for Two Consecutive Years

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SINGAPORE, June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei has been honored with the Telecom Equipment Vendor of the Year at the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2015.

(Right) Neo Teck Guan, Director, Solutions Marketing Dept, Huawei Southern Pacific receives the award from Ajay Sunder, Vice President, ICT-Telecoms, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan
(Right) Neo Teck Guan, Director, Solutions Marketing Dept, Huawei Southern Pacific receives the award from Ajay Sunder, Vice President, ICT-Telecoms, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan

As an innovative leader in the ICT industry, Huawei’s well-balanced, worldwide presence helped the company in achieving stable and healthy growth in the carrier, enterprise, and consumer businesses across Asia Pacific region.  With a proven track record, Huawei continues to outdo itself by clinching the Telecom Equipment of the Year at the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2015.

Huawei is the leading global telecom equipment provider, offering a comprehensive product portfolio of network infrastructure and cloud based solutions. In 2014, Asia Pacific business revenue grew the fastest among competitors. This was primarily driven by LTE network rollout by China telecom service providers. Deployments in Indonesia, South Korea, India and Thailand helped in maintaining the growth momentum.

Huawei looks at its client engagements as strategic partnerships, and focuses to continuously innovate to meet their evolving needs while maintaining its technological leadership. During the year, it carried out several new technology deployments/ trials in the region in association with the clients,” said Avinash Sachdeva, Senior Industry Analyst, ICT-Telecoms, APAC Frost & Sullivan.

“We are honoured to receive this prestigious award. Customers and partners have always been Huawei’s drive to deliver the best products, solutions and services. This award is a timely acknowledgment to our continuous effort in serving our customers. We are thankful for what we have achieved today. Moving forward, we will continue to innovate and align our business strategy to be in the best position to help our customers realize the digital and ICT transformation,” said Lim Chee Siong, CMO of Huawei Southern Pacific Region.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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June 23, 2015 at 2:31 pm

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New Wealth Management “Dating” Service Launches in Singapore

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—, a revolutionary matching service for high net worth individuals and wealth management institutions, has opened its doors in Singapore
— The Singapore launch builds on three hugely successful years in the UK, during which over 1,000 affluent investors have been matched with their best-matched providers
— The expansion into Asia continues a very exciting time which has seen win several nods at prestigious industry awards and secure GBP500,000 from angel investors

SINGAPORE and LONDON /PRNewswire/ —, the online “dating” service matching high net worth individuals with wealth managers, has opened its doors in Singapore to build on three years of great success in the UK. was launched in 2012 to provide investors with an objective, fast and free method of finding the right wealth manager for their profile and needs, while also giving institutions a more effective way to reach out to the investors they are best-placed to serve than word-of-mouth recommendations alone.

In the highly-diverse UK market, the service has really struck a chord with investors — to the extent that over 1,000 HNWIs have now been matched with wealth managers and user numbers continue to climb monthonmonth. Meanwhile, enthusiasm for the service within the industry has culminated in recently being crowned “Innovative Client Solution” at the WealthBriefing European Awards for 2015.

Exporting the concept to Singapore is a natural next step, given this market’s explosive growth as a wealth management centre for both domestic and offshore clients. Total assets under management in Singapore have rocketed by 25% since 2008* and some predict that the city-state and its rival Hong Kong could overtake Switzerland as global wealth hubs before the end of the decade.

*According to the Deloitte Global Wealth Management Centre Ranking 2015

The Singaporean wealth management market does look quite different to that of the UK, with institutions catering to a client base which tends to be more technologically orientated and proactive about their investments. However, this kind of diversity is just what the unique matching methodology of is designed to address. The service’s proprietary algorithm generates precise matches based on criteria set by both the client andthe institution, and this can take a very wide range of variables into account. has already won the support of dozens of Singapore-based wealth managers and has built a panel of institutions which already rivals that offered in its home market. Just as in the UK, Singapore covers the entire spectrum of institutions — large and small, traditional and more recently established, independent and bankowned.

Dominic Gamble, Chief Executive of, says:

“We are delighted to be launching in Singapore just three years after we set out to shake up the UK wealth management market. As a former private banker I knew that both clients and institutions were crying out for an easier way to form relationships – but even I did not foresee that we would match over 1,000 high net worth individuals with UK wealth managers so quickly.

“Launching a sister service in Singapore is a natural next step for us and we’re looking forward to replicating the success we’ve enjoyed in the UK here. I’m hopeful that by this time next year will have matched 500 high net worth individuals with their ideal providers in Singapore.”

The matching process’s unique matching methodology is based on a proprietary algorithm designed to generate robust two-way matches between the high net worth individuals using the service and the wealth managers that comprise the panel of available institutions.

Wealth managers joining complete a detailed questionnaire on the facts of their offering, covering the investment management (and possibly also financial planning) services clients can access, the locations they can be serviced from and the minimum investment levels required and so on. Then, when users begin the matching process their answers on the flipside of these questions, along with other pertinent preference information, are used to filter possible wealth managers.

The algorithm at the heart of this process combines relief ranking (through scoring questions) and in/out criteria such as minimum account size, residency and domiciliary status to generate a maximum of three best-matched wealth managers users can then choose to have contact with and meet (those with highly-specific needs may have fewer matches generated). Clients will therefore have a very short shortlist of institutions to consider, while wealth managers themselves can precisely target those individuals they are best placed to serve.

About is the only independent, free online matching service that helps people find the wealth manager best suited to them.

The process involves completing a short online questionnaire, which impartially identifies a shortlist of up to three best-matched wealth managers. takes the guesswork out of choosing the firm with the right capabilities, service levels, approach and geographical location for each client’s profile and needs. covers the entire spectrum of institutions — large and small, traditional and more recently established, independent and bank-owned. To be part of the panel, an institution has to be regulated in the UK, manage more than GBP250m of client money, have an in-house investment advice or management service and have been established for at least three years.

Key facts and figures:

  • Users of the service range from investors with GBP50,000 to those with more than GBP50m. At least one match has been with an investor with more GBP100m of investible wealth
  • The UK site attracts 8,000 visitors a month, bolstered by high-profile media coverage; similar interest levels are already building in Singapore.
  • In the past 12 months has referred clients with more than GBP250m of investible assets to wealth managers
  • Soontobe 40 wealth managers on the UK panel, from traditional private banks to stockbrokers and discretionary and boutique fund managers
  •, like all the wealth managers on its panel, is regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority

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June 23, 2015 at 1:09 pm

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TriBeCa — Malaysian Hospitality At Its Best

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — If the recent surge in announcements involving world-class luxury hotel developments are anything to go by, Kuala Lumpur is evidently ready for a different level of luxury and services. Clearly the gauntlet has been thrown and industry watchers and consumers alike are aflutter with excitement as to how this will transform the hospitality landscape in Kuala Lumpur. The standard and quality of service and professionalism will have to be raised along with the overall quality of resources required which, by all accounts, bodes well for everyone involved.

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The storied Low Yat Group, a household name in hospitality and property development is one local player responding positively to this new challenge. It plans to set itself apart by promoting a unique brand of Malaysian style hospitality at its best to a focused audience of investors mainly from gateway cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei and Shanghai.

“Our goal will be to bridge the gap in expectation from investors that are willing to pay a price tag of RM3,000 per square feet and the practical reality of what the hospitality business can offer,” said Jesse James, Senior Manager for Fairlane Hospitality (FLH), a bespoke asset management services outfit setup by the Low Yat Group to deliver all the benefits without the inconvenience normally associated with property ownership by combining value added asset management services and excellent returns.

“We are here to stay to take care of your investment,” James gamely added to emphasize the investor-centricity of FLH’s focus.

The Fairlane Hospitality Collection is a portfolio of high-end serviced properties in choice locations such as the Bintang Fairlane Residences in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s central business district and the international class Shiki Niseko resort in Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan.

The latest addition to this portfolio is the 38 storey TriBeCa development with its playful, individually coloured windows, which is sure to make it a landmark in the Imbi/Bukit Bintang area, a well-known tourist hotspot. Bold, individual and trendsetting, the TriBeCa development leads the Low Yat Group’s charge into luxury urban lifestyle projects.

Clearly, savvy investors today consider much more than just product and pricing. They seek both a sound and sustainable investment, as well as a product that can serve their lifestyle — features TriBeCa has in spades.

Sitting on a choice parcel of freehold land on Jalan Imbi, TriBeCa’s strategic location will appeal to investors — from locals attracted by Imbi’s future as a stylish and vibrant urban neighbourhood and to foreigners looking for a convenient and safe base in South East Asia such as Europeans seeking Malaysia’s warm hospitable climate or those taking advantage of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme or the increasingly numerous Japanese, Chinese & Middle Eastern travellers drawn to Malaysia’s status as a multi-racial society with good access to a wide selection of international cuisine.

TriBeCa will combine the style and luxury of a luxury hotel with the space and comfort of a luxuriously appointed apartment to create a whole new experience. Designed for both long stay comfort and value, as well as short stays, it offers exceptional business, entertainment and lifestyle services for travellers, business people or those just looking for a change to recharge their batteries.

TriBeCa’s amenities will include a dedicated concierge team, meticulous housekeeping, fitness, business as well as dining services. Guests will have the option of staying for a month or more allowing time to explore everything that KL has to offer or shorter stays for those on business, seeking temporary refuge from a house renovation, or simply in a period of transition in their lives.

TriBeCa’s raison d’etre will be about choices, blurring the lines that traditionally separate serviced apartments from hotels, a move likely to be popular among both business and leisure travellers alike.

When coupled with the expert services of FLH, TriBeCa is well positioned to thrive well into the future despite the steep competition from the best the hospitality and development world has to offer.

First thrust into the Malaysian public’s consciousness in 1957, the Low Yat Group built Malaysia’s first international class hotel, The Federal Hotel. Opened by Malaysia’s first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman on 26 August 1957, the hotel helped house the VVIPs, diplomats and leaders who flew in from around the world to witness Malaysia’s independence from British rule. A defining moment for the Group and helped signal Kuala Lumpur’s arrival on the world stage.

The Group has continued its pioneering ways with the mega integrated development, City Square Centre, which won the FIABCI Commercial Development Award in 1994 and Plaza Low Yat which earned the accolade “Malaysia’s Largest IT Mall” by the Malaysian Book of Records in 2009. This pioneering spirit is now in its 3rd generation with no signs of slowing down.

The Group’s patriarch, Tan Sri Low Yow Chuan, recently picked up the iconic Mayor’s Commendable Award for Outstanding Contribution at the Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards (KLMTA) 2014, the Oscars of the local tourism industry. There, Low was widely acknowledged as the driving force behind Kuala Lumpur’s tourism industry since the early 1960s.

The Group’s Executive Director, Ms Low Su Ming, intends to build on her grandfather’s pioneering work and she clearly is on the right track with TriBeCa, which will be Imbi’s first hospitality suite. It successfully launched in 2013 and quickly set a record of RM1,800 per square feet then, putting smiles on investors who had their investment appreciate 20-30% in less than 2 years.

Fast making its mark on the local scene, TriBeCa and the Fairlane Hospitality Collection is quickly establishing its unique brand of Malaysian style hospitality at its best. Yet another feather in the Low Yat Group’s list of accolades.

Ms Lynn Marian, Group PR & Marketing Communications
Tel.: +60 16 6364513
TriBeCa Show Gallery : +60 3 21438366

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June 23, 2015 at 12:53 pm

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DHL Global Forwarding Appoints Thomas Tieber as CEO for ASEAN and South Asia

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-Thomas Tieber assumes expanded role from 1 June 2015, overseeing South East Asia and South Asia excluding India

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — DHL Global Forwarding, leading provider of air, sea and road freight services in Europe and Asia, has appointed Thomas Tieberas CEO for ASEAN and South Asia with effect from 1 June 2015. Prior to this, Thomas was overseeing DHL Global Forwarding in South Asia – he managed Thailand and established operations inBangladesh, India, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In this newly expanded role, Thomas will also overseeCambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and other agent operations in ASEAN and South Asia. Based in Thailand, he will continue to report directly to Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.

Thomas Tieber, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding ASEAN and South Asia
Thomas Tieber, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding ASEAN and South Asia

Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific, said, “ASEAN is an important region for DHL Global Forwarding as we have seen the pace and growth of Intra-ASEAN trade accelerating in the last few years. Intra-ASEAN trade makes up a significant portion of our business portfolio and we will continue to focus on these high-growth regions to build our expertise and strengthen our operations in Asia Pacific. With Thomas overseeing a greater cluster of our operations in Asia Pacific, I’m confident that his rich experience and good relationships with industry stakeholders will benefit our customers and drive greater success for our business in the region.”

“As one of the regions with high growth potential within Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding has been investing considerably in ASEAN as well as South Asia over the years. This has allowed our business operations to grow exponentially despite challenging market conditions. I am very excited to further expand our footprint and mark greater milestones as markets develop to their full potential in the global forwarding industry,” said Thomas Tieber, CEO, ASEAN and South Asia, DHL Global Forwarding.

Thomas has been with the DHL Group for 26 years and has held key management roles in Sales and Marketing and Business Development in Europe and Asia. He was instrumental in instituting key sales initiatives and programs in DHL and played a key role during various mergers and acquisitions.

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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 about 325,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including e-commerce, technology, life sciences 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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June 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Honors Seclore for its Impressive User Base Growth in the Enterprise Rights Management Market

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— Seclore’s data-centric security solution enables secure outsourcing and collaboration with third-party vendors, advisors, prospects, and contractors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the enterprise rights management (ERM) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Seclore with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Excellence Leadership. Seclore has taken a fresh engineering approach to data security by transparently protecting a wide variety of data types in the native context of corresponding productivity applications. It has combined its novel solution with a savvy go-to-market strategy that combines thought leadership with strong partnerships, pre-built integrations, and aggressive globalization efforts.

Seclore receives 2015 Global Enterprise Rights Management Growth Excellence Leadership Award
Seclore receives 2015 Global Enterprise Rights Management Growth Excellence Leadership Award

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From a business perspective, Seclore is strategically focusing on underserved segments with high-growth potential, such as:

  • Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), including specific departments within large tier-1 enterprises
  • Specific verticals like banking, financial services, insurance (BFSI) and manufacturing
  • Specific applications for safeguarding personally identifiable information in financial services and protecting intellectual property in manufacturing
  • The lucrative government and intelligence (G&I) vertical

From a technology perspective, Seclore’s innovative solution features a virtualization engine that provides a near-native experience. Seclore has also focused heavily on making rights management easy to deploy and use including browser-based access to secured documents, robust identity federation, automated user-onboarding, and pre-built connectors to dozens of content management, data-loss prevention, and ERP systems. Seclore also shows leadership with their ability to support more than 60 file formats in their native application.

“Seclore has made aggressive strides in the ERM market, even as leading vendors are in the midst of redefining and rebranding their ERM solutions, and some middle-tier vendors are actually easing back on their investments in the space,” said Frost & Sullivan Principal Analyst Avni Rambhia. “Frost & Sullivan’s research revealed that of all emerging vendors in the ERM market, Seclore was most often considered a key competitor by current market leaders across a number of market segments.”

Seclore also took a growth rate leadership position in terms of the number of net new users added. Belying its market nascence, Seclore doubled its user base from the time of its product rollout in 2010 to approximately 4 million in 2014—a growth that is comparable with other tier-II vendors. Importantly, it is expected to grow at a similar pace in 2015. Further growth is expected from its partnerships with virtual data room software as a service (VDR SaaS) providers; with Sharepoint and IBM to protect files downloaded from their ECM systems; and with SAP to protect data downloaded from their ERP offering.

Apart from serving a varied clientele covering the verticals of BFSI, technology, business service, and manufacturing, Seclore is also geographically well diversified. Currently, North America accounts for approximately a third of its revenues and is expanding quickly, while Western Europe generates almost half of the revenues, and Rest-of-World contributes the rest. The company boasts 400+ clients across over 29 countries. This diversity is an important contributor to the company’s ongoing growth in revenue and user base.

Seclore invests heavily in market education and building appreciation for the value proposition of ERM technologies through white papers, face-to-face meetings, and several use cases related to business processes. Notably, Seclore evangelizes the concept of ERM and secure external collaboration as much as it markets its own solution. This helps create the brand perception of a thought leader and partner, which, in turn, improves customer trust in Seclore’s solution and its recommendations.

“By crafting a low-cost, easily deployed solution that fits numerous use cases with relatively low overheads, Seclore has dramatically expanded its user base over the last two years and is poised for continued growth in 2015,” noted Rambhia.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in growth and customer value. It recognizes the superiority of the product/service as well as the overall customer, purchase, ownership and service experience offered, which has resulted in the recipient company seeing above-market growth and increased share of wallet. The award lauds the growth, diversification and sustainability strategies of the company.

“The most exciting companies to partner with are those that have an inspirational zeal for growth. Seclore has demonstrated such a focus in the enterprise rights management market by targeting specific customer segments, competing effectively, and carving out a unique, sustainable market position,” said Frost & Sullivan Global President & Managing Partner Krishna Srinivasan.

Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for outstanding achievement in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research.

About Seclore

Seclore offers an innovative information-centric security solution, FileSecure, which enables organizations to control usage of files wherever they go, both within and outside of the organization’s boundaries. The ability to remotely enforce and audit who can view, edit, copy, and re-distribute files empowers organizations to embrace mobility, file-sharing, and external collaboration with confidence.

Easy to deploy and use, Seclore extends the security of DLP, ECM, ERP and Mail/Messaging solutions to information that move beyond the perimeter. Seclore was recently recognized by Frost & Sullivan with a Growth Excellence award, Gartner as a ‘Cool Vendor,’ and by Deloitte as one of the ’50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies’ due to innovations in agentless receipt of protected documents. With over 4 million users across 400 companies in 29 countries, Seclore is helping organizations achieve their data security, governance, and compliance objectives.

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Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

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

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June 23, 2015 at 12:08 pm

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CSA Group Receives BIS Recognition for Testing IT/AV Products per Compulsory Registration Scheme in India

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BANGALORE, India /PRNewswire/ — CSA Group, a global leader in testing and certification services and a standards development organization, today announced that it has been recognized by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to provide testing services for a range of IT & AV products in India under Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS), As part of this recognition, CSA is now capable to offer testing services for all the 17 products (as per IS 13252-1:2010) currently covered under mandatory Compulsory Registration Scheme(CRS)

The Government of India under the Electronics and Information Technology Goods Order, 2012, issued by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY), mandates a number of electronic products to comply with the present Indian safety standards and compulsory registrations before they are imported, distributed or sold in India. This order has been brought in to ensure that safe electronic and components are manufactured and delivered to Indian consumers.

Commenting on this recognition, Saibal Mukhopadhaya, CSA Group Country Manager, India, stated,

“Today, domestic manufacturers and sellers are increasingly opting for certifications to enhance product acceptance for both in Indian and International markets. Recognition from BIS to test IT/AV products at our lab inIndia will pave a significant achievement in aiding clients meet their local needs. At CSA, we are committed towards bringing an increased focus on safety standards and helping manufacturers to increase their product acceptance and gain in marketplace. With this recognition, our aim is to ensure that products are tested and complied as per the required BIS safety norms and are completely safe for use in the Indian market.”

The CSA laboratory in India has been earlier accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. As per the BIS requirements, the CSA India lab is fully equipped to support testing to products like laptops, printers, scanners, smart card readers, mobile phones and many more which fall under compulsory registration scheme

CSA Group has been at the forefront in developing IT/AV certification standards and solutions globally. With highly skilled personnel and state-of-art facilities, CSA Group, India office offers BIS on not only to clients in Indiabut also for entire APAC and global market.

About CSA Group

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, transportation, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit

About BIS

Standardization is sine-qua-non for development of the national economy all over the world. The goals of quality are set by standardization. Generally the activity consists of the process of formulating, issuing and implementing standards. Standards have always been closely connected with exchange of goods and services between suppliers and consumers. Bureau of Indian Standards has provided traceable and tangible benefits to economy in a number of ways – providing safe, reliable, quality goods; minimizing health hazards to consumers; promote exports and imports substitute; control over proliferation of varieties etc.

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body has been successfully promoting and nurturing standards movement within the country since 1947. BIS came into existence on 01 April 1987 through an Act of Parliament dated 26 November 1986. It took over the staff, assets, liabilities and functions of the erstwhile Indian Standards Institution (ISI) with an enlarged scope and enhanced powers for harmonious development of activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Keeping in view, the interest of consumers as well as the industry.

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June 23, 2015 at 11:57 am

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Demand for More Information and Enhanced Graphics Driving Growth in Automotive Instrument Clusters says Strategy Analytics

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— Combined Demand for High-Level Hybrid and Solid State Clusters will Increase from 9.2M to 38.3M Units By 2022

BOSTON /PRNewswire/ — The use of electronic systems new vehicles continues to grow. With many of these electronic systems, the need to display information to the driver is also increasing. Consequently, the use of display panels is becoming ever-more vital for auto makers as they seek to design future clusters that efficiently display increasing levels of information in a limited space on the dashboard.

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The Strategy Analytics Automotive Electronics Service (AES) report, Automotive Instrument Clusters: Component Integration, Display Panels and Software Drive Developments, comments on the design trends in the cluster and how vendors are supporting them.

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Multi-core SoCs (Systems-on-Chip) are used now to process the increasing levels of data and to control more complicated clusters. However, these SoCs will be designed as platforms on which the various levels of cluster systems can be based in order to enable economies of scale. “Chip vendors are typically targeting the mass market cluster first, before adding dynamic memory and graphics engines to serve the high-end clusters,” said Kevin Mak, Senior Analyst in the Automotive Electronics Service (AES) at Strategy Analytics.

As new solid state clusters enter the market with 3D graphics to mimic the chrome detail of previous stepper motor gauges along with driver settings that can display navigation directions on a large detailed map, the requirement of graphics performance will increase even further. This will enable the entry of new chip players, such as NVIDIA and its new Tegra X1 processor. Such a device can also integrate the processing requirements for all the display panels in the vehicle, including the CID, head-up display and rear seat entertainment systems – such function integration onto a single chip may provide a solution for auto makers that are keen to enhance their future infotainment and cluster offerings.

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June 23, 2015 at 11:52 am

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Quantum of the Seas’ Historic Entry into Hong Kong Waters Toasts Royal Caribbean Regional Success

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-Entrance of the Quantum-class cruise ship into Hong Kong anchors
-Royal Caribbean’s commitment to the burgeoning regional cruise travel market

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Royal Caribbean International, the world’s largest global cruise brand, is making new waves in Hong Kong’s cruise travel history with the grand entrance of Quantum of the Seas. the most technologically advanced ship ever. The berthing of the largest cruise ship to enter Hong Kong was celebrated at a prestigious ceremony that was held on 20 June, and was attended by government officials, key industry stakeholders and loyal guests. The event also commemorated Royal Caribbean’s one-year success in driving local cruise demand and standards by investing millions to launch a fully-owned and operated office and the home porting of Voyager of the Seas in Hong Kong.

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas is the largest ship to ever appear in Hong Kong waters.
Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas is the largest ship to ever appear in Hong Kong waters.
Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas is the largest ship to ever appear in Hong Kong waters.
Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas is the largest ship to ever appear in Hong Kong waters.
Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas is the largest ship to ever appear in Hong Kong waters.
Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas is the largest ship to ever appear in Hong Kong waters.
The ceremony was joined by the Honorable Gregory So Kam-leung, GBS, JP (Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development); Mr. Philip Yung Wai-hung, JP (Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development - Commerce, Industry and Tourism); Miss Cathy Chu Man-ling, JP (Commissioner for Tourism); Dr. Peter Lam (Chairman, Hong Kong Tourism Board) and the cruise line executives, Mr. Michael Bayley (President & CEO of Royal Caribbean International) and Mr. Dominic Paul (Senior Vice President, International)
The ceremony was joined by the Honorable Gregory So Kam-leung, GBS, JP (Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development); Mr. Philip Yung Wai-hung, JP (Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development – Commerce, Industry and Tourism); Miss Cathy Chu Man-ling, JP (Commissioner for Tourism); Dr. Peter Lam (Chairman, Hong Kong Tourism Board) and the cruise line executives, Mr. Michael Bayley (President & CEO of Royal Caribbean International) and Mr. Dominic Paul (Senior Vice President, International)

The berthing ceremony, which saw senior government dignitaries and key VIPs attending, was held onboard the 16-deck, 168,000 ton Quantum-class Quantum of the Seas. The attendees included the Honorable Gregory So Kam-leung, GBS, JP (Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development); Mr. Philip Yung Wai-hung, JP (Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development — Commerce, Industry and Tourism); Miss Cathy Chu Man-ling, JP (Commissioner for Tourism); and Dr. Peter Lam (Chairman, Hong Kong Tourism Board). They were joined by the cruise line executives, Mr. Michael Bayley (President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International) and Mr.Dominic Paul (Senior Vice President, International).

“The arrival of Quantum of the Seas reinforces Royal Caribbean’s commitment to the region’s fast-growing cruise travel market. Cruising has been gaining popularity over the past few years, with Hong Kong region becoming a key strategic location for the Asia and China markets. Launching in April 2016, a fourth Quantum-class ship, Ovation of the Seas will join Quantum of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas and Legend of the Seas in the China seas. The five ships will comprise the largest fleet deployment for any cruise brand in Greater China, home porting in four metropolitan Chinese cities — Shanghai, Tianjin, Hong Kong and Xiamen,” said Mr. Bayley.

The ceremony was followed by an extensive tour that saw guests experiencing the unique Quantum-classinnovations by Royal Caribbean International. These included the North Star aerial observatory, a glass capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ocean for incomparable panoramic views; RipCord by iFLYskydiving and FlowRider surfing simulators; and SeaPlex, the multi-purpose sports facility offering a variety of activities, including a first for any cruise ship, bumper cars.

The grand arrival of Quantum of the Seas caps a successful first year for Royal Caribbean’s operations in Hong Kong which has experienced a stellar increase in revenues. By the last quarter of 2015, it is expected that more than 35,000 Hong Kong guests will have boarded Royal Caribbean International cruises, of which more than 20,000 guests will have sailed on Voyager of the Seas, proving the decision to home port Voyager of the Seas in Hong Kong to be a strategic success.

Following strong demand, the 2016-17 vacation season is already being pre-booked. Among the varied destinations,Okinawa, Japan is the most popular choice for Hong Kong cruise travelers, with the average age range shifting to a younger demographic due to the strong emphasis on family packages and facilities catering to the younger generation.

The strong interest has prompted Royal Caribbean International to extend the home port season for Voyager of the Seas in Hong Kong to five months from May to October for next year.

“Moving Voyager of the Seas to home port in Hong Kong was a strategic move that has enhanced our presence in the very important Asia-Pacific region. It has made cruising more attractive and accessible to travelers in this region. Coupled with our world-renowned, friendly and engaging ‘GOLD Anchor Service’ and the strong support of all the top travel agencies in Hong Kong, we have established a strong business model in Hong Kong in the past year. With further initiatives and investments, we are looking to bring cruising into the mainstream travel market,” said Mr. Bayley.

Royal Caribbean International will homeport Quantum of the Seas in Shanghai, offering regional cruise aficionados more choices to enjoy the impeccable service that has become the trademark of Royal Caribbean. She will return toHong Kong briefly during the Christmas season this year after the homeport season of Voyager of the Seas.

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June 23, 2015 at 11:51 am

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