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HR Asia Announces Singapore’s Best Companies to Work For in Asia

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-An engaged workforce important to Singapore’s future

SINGAPORE, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — HR Asia, Asia’s leading human resources publication, has announced the names of companies in Singapore judged to be the best workplaces by 5,300 employees across the country. A total of 19 companies made the grade this year, compared to 12 in 2014.

The winners of HR Asia Best Companies To Work For In Asia 2015
The winners of HR Asia Best Companies To Work For In Asia 2015

The winners of the award are selected from among 150 nominees from 20 industry sectors, based on a stringent evaluation process that assesses the company’s working environment, HR practices, employee engagement and the resulting job satisfaction. Surveys are administered to employees of all 150 nominees independently by HR Asia, via a proprietary online system that gauges the employees’ emotional engagement, advocacy and motivation and intent.

Three sentiments were prevalent among surveyed employees, namely:

  1. Meeting or Exceeding Customer Expectations
  2. Willingness to Go the Extra Mile for the Organization’s Success
  3. Pride in the Organization.

Singaporean employees also voted the following as key areas for improvement among their employers:

  1. Recognition for Good Work
  2. Rewarding Excellent Performance
  3. Transparency within the Organization

“Many of the winning companies have workplace practices that are the best in the world, with employees enjoying job satisfaction and believing they are adding value to their companies and being appreciated for their contributions,” said William Ng, group publisher and editor-in-chief of Business Media International, the publisher of HR Asia.

“Companies that have a highly engaged workforce tend to be more profitable than companies that don’t, and are more sustainable in the long run. The benefits associated with providing a world class  work environment, and in building an engaged workforce, far outweigh the costs of doing so,” Ng said.

“As Singapore continues to grow as a global city, talent retention becomes more important than ever. Having a conducive working environment is not enough, employers need to take extra steps to further engage their employees, and convert them from disconnected workers to engaged advocates of the company. Only then can a company secure its future by ensuring a solid, unshakeable talent and succession pipeline,” Ng added.

Best Workplaces: It Pays to Go the Extra Mile

“This is a great win for AbbVie and our employees. It is especially meaningful as we’re just going into our third year as an independent biopharmaceutical company. We hope this inspires our people and attracts more great talent to join us,” said Agnieszka Romanczuk, HR Director, Japan & Asia Pacific, AbbVie Pte Ltd.

“We are honoured to be conferred the award for the second consecutive year. At AIA Singapore, living up to our positioning as a Real Life Company, is reflected in everything that we do – our Operating Philosophy of Doing the Right Thing, in the Right Way and with the Right People… and the Results will come, has been inculcated into our everyday language and business processes. Engagement is a team effort and I would like to dedicate this award to all members of our AIA Singapore family,” said Tan Hak Leh, Chief Executive Officer, AIA Singapore.

“Winning this award is synonymous with our vision of driving first-class and affirms Cycle & Carriage as one of the best companies to work for in Asia,” said Jason Wen, HR Director, Cycle & Carriage Group of Companies.

“This award recognizes the efforts we have put in to make DP one of the best companies to work in Asia and it gives us the motivation to make it even better,” said Raymond Chan, Director of Human Resources, DP Architects Pte Ltd.

“We are so honoured to receive this important recognition. Many thanks go to our strong leadership and HR teams and most of all, our committed employees for their incredible support,” said Judy Chin, Director of Human Resources, International SOS Pte Ltd.

The HR Asia Best Companies to Work For in Asia is awarded to companies in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, with surveys currently underway in mainland China, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. Global talent consulting company, Mercer serves as knowledge partner of the award.

The Singapore winners of HR Asia’s Best Companies to Work For in Asia (in alphabetical order) are:

COMPANY

INDUSTRY

Abbvie Pte Ltd

Biopharmaceutical

AIA Singapore Pte Ltd

Insurance

Arrow Electronics (S) Pte Ltd

Electronics Distribution

Cycle & Carriage Group Of Companies

Automotive Distribution and Retail

DP Architects Pte Ltd

Architecture

Far East Organization

Real Estate

Harley-Davidson Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Automotive

International SOS Pte Ltd

Medical & Travel Security Risk Services

Kuehne+Nagel Pte Ltd

Logistics

Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Hospitality

Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd

Hospitality

Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay

Hospitality

Philip Morris Singapore Pte Ltd

Tobacco

Rohde & Schwarz Regional Headquarters

High Tech / Electronics / Wireless

Communication

Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd

Healthcare

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Hospitality

Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts

Hospitality

Sysmex Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Medical Devices

Tee International Limited

Engineering, Real Estate & Infrastructure

About HR Asia

HR Asia is Asia’s largest circulating publication for senior HR professionals. With over 18,000 copies distributed every issue, and an on- and off-line audience exceeding 200,000, HR Asia is the go to brand for HR professionals seeking quality business intelligence and industry updates. HR Asia is published by Business Media International, a regional leader in B2B intelligence.

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July 27, 2015 at 6:28 pm

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UBM launches Food ingredients Asia 2015, expecting 25% growth and saying Asia, USA are booming markets

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BANGKOK/PRNewswire/ — UBM Asia (Thailand) Co. Ltd. is preparing to organize Food ingredients Asia 2015, Asia’s leading food ingredients exhibition, onSeptember 9-11, 2015 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). In celebration of the 20th Fi Asia Edition, UBM Asia (Thailand) is joining hands with public and private agencies to organize activities to support Thai enterprises. The company expects over 25 percent growth, targeting a 1,000 million baht turnover in the food industry and identifying rising food trends.

Fi Asia 22015 the Official Launch of the 20th edition
Fi Asia 22015 the Official Launch of the 20th edition
Fi Asia 22015 the Official Launch of the 20th edition
Fi Asia 22015 the Official Launch of the 20th edition
Fi Asia 22015 the Official Launch of the 20th edition
Fi Asia 22015 the Official Launch of the 20th edition
Fi Asia 22015 the Official Launch of the 20th edition
Fi Asia 22015 the Official Launch of the 20th edition

Working with public and private agencies to hold the event in celebration of the 20th Fi Asia 2015

Mr. Manu Leopairote, Chairman of UBM Asia (Thailand), discloses that “Fi Asia 2015 is Asia’s biggest event and is important to the food industry throughout the region. The event has been continuously recognized by leading food organizations. Consecutively held for 20 years, this year’s event is even more special than its previous counterparts, as it is the 20th event, and it comes to Thailand again after being held in Indonesia in 2014. The space for the exhibition has been increased by 40 percent. More than 650 exhibitors from 40 countries across the world are scheduled to join the exhibition, which is supported by many organizations, such as the Ministry of Industry, Food Processing Industry Club of the Federation of Thai Industries, National Food Institute, Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand, Thai Frozen Foods Association, and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau.

ASEAN investors are engaged in supporting SMEs.

Mr. Manu also adds that Fi Asia 2015 is an opportunity for entrepreneurs throughout the region to learn about new technologies from every corner of the world, and that the event will result in the development of the technology and the productive capacity of the food industry across the region. This key factor is significant in a way that it enables ASEAN to become the world’s food hub, as planned. This year, UBM has continuously promoted the event by organizing road shows in Thailand’s neighbouring countries, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippinesand Vietnam. Moreover, visitors will enjoy a lot of activities that share knowledge of new innovations, and of appropriate marketing strategies and investments for SMEs and those who would like to invest in other food businesses.

Science and technology can add more value to products following a rising food trend.

Dr. Phawinee Chinnachote, President of the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT), says that the technological capability of most Thai food enterprises does meet standards. However, with tough competition in the food market and rapidly changing trends, Thai entrepreneurs need to conduct research along with the development of food technologies, which are necessary for international competitions. Science and technology can help create new products with more value demanded by people around the world. New knowledge and technology can also help develop production processes, reduce costs and protect the environment. This year is a good opportunity for Thailand to host Asia’s biggest food ingredients exhibition and conference where Thai entrepreneurs can learn about new technologies from leading companies around the world.

NFI says healthy food is a hot trend.

Ms. Orawan Kaewprakaisangkul, Vice President of the National Food Institute (NFI), says that “Since people’s lifestyles have changed and technology has become increasingly influential on their daily life, the behaviours and values of food consumption have changed accordingly. NFI sees that food businesses need to adjust themselves to consumer trends. In the future, people will still tend to focus on healthy food and more alternative choices of food as follows.

Healthy food is food that is fresh and prepared using the least artificial ingredients. A report on the world’s food market 2015 shows that consumers pay more attention to healthy food for their health and weight control. They focus on products with natural ingredients, high protein, fewer sugars and complex carbohydrates, and reduced sweetness and saltiness. People also love food with good fat and food that is good for their digestive system. Moreover, they tend to like the same products with different presentations, new products with a combination of international and local food, local seasonal food, and vegetarian food, which follows a rising consumer trend for food without meat.

Export businesses hope that Asia-US markets expand.

Ms. Orawan also adds that the Thai food industry this year was being affected by the sluggish world economy, which has been forcing consumers to limit their spending. The tumbling prices of agricultural products have not only caused farmers to earn less income and created negative impacts on the domestic food market, but also have resulted in less export revenue, keeping the food export outlook in 2015 close to that of 2014, which was valued at900 billion baht. Over the first 5 months of 2015, most of Thailand’s food exports to its markets had shrunk, but some markets, such as the CLMV countries, China, and the USA are still expanding.

  1. CLMV Countries — Food exports to the CLMV countries over the first 5 months are valued at 42 billion baht, increasing by 6.1 percent. Products that have had excellent growth include sugar, vegetable oil, sauces, seasonings, beverages and snacks.
  2. USA — Food exports to the US market are valued at 39 billion baht, growing by 1.8 percent. Products with excellent growth in this market include canned pineapple, pineapple juice, rice, frozen fish and meat.
  3. China — Food exports to the Chinese market are valued at 30.7 billion baht, increasing by 20.1 percent. Products with excellent growth include cassava flour, sugar, fresh fruits and frozen shrimp.

Strong Thai frozen foods generated over 300 billion baht, indicating Thailand’s readiness to become an ASEAN Seafood Hub.

Dr. Nantiya Unprasert, an advisor to the Thai Frozen Foods Association, reveals that “the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has a policy to support and prepare Thailand to become an ASEAN Seafood Hub. With its constantly developing fishing industry, Thailand has exported fishery products for a long time, as its geographical advantages and fertile resources are perfect for fishing. The kingdom’s total export value of frozen shrimp, squid and tuna around the world accounts for more than 3 trillion baht, making these product categories among the country’s highest income-generating agricultural products. Thai entrepreneurs are also so specialized in food processing that they are internationally recognized. In order to push Thailand to become an ASEAN Seafood Hub and increase its export volume, entrepreneurs need to acquire knowledge of food ingredients and food additives, as each importing country has different regulations. Therefore, they should strictly abide by those regulations and use them to create opportunities and satisfaction.”

TCEP says Fi Asia 2015 road shows will draw investors to Thailand.

Mrs. Jaruwan Suwannasat, the Exhibitions and Events Director of TCEP, says, “Over the time that TCEP has supported Food ingredients Asia 2015, we focused on expanding regional cooperation and improving international exhibitions in Thailand, following the increasing consumption in the ASEAN region, which has a combined population of 600 million people. Thailand is also recognized as an ASEAN economic hub and a leader at Asia’sfood ingredients exhibitions. In addition, TECP has provided support for marketing activities in order to encourage potential investors around the world to choose Fi Asia 2015 to be in the ASEAN Rising Tradeshow project. We would like to encourage organizers to run new and different marketing activities abroad to attract foreign investors, mainly from the ASEAN+6 countries. TCEP has also supported ‘Connect Businesses,’ a marketing campaign to draw trade visitors from the federations of the chambers of commerce to join the event as well as a business matching program for the exploration of more business opportunities for Thai and international enterprises. Furthermore, TCEP has initiated a marketing activity named, ‘Be My Guest’ to attract buyers from around the world. In 2013, the number of foreign visitors increased by 32 percent. We expect over 15,000 foreign visitors this year. As international exhibitions are an important platform for the MICE industry in that they generate a huge amount of money for the country, TCEP expects that its effort to promote the MICE industry in 2015 will attract 1,036,300 visitors, generating 106,780 million baht for the Thai economy.

Fi Asia 2015 will be organized on September 9-11, 2015 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). The event will exhibit completely innovative food ingredients and set up an Innovation Zone where advanced innovations in food around the world are displayed. What is more, seminars on current food trends, such as “New Functional Ingredients For Healthy Living” organized by the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT), an international Halal food seminar by the National Food Institute, a seminar on an overview and an introduction of BAP standards by the Thai Frozen Foods Association, as well as other seminars on food trends will be held. Interested visitors can register in advance and find out more information at www.fiasia-thailand.com

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July 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm

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RS Components Delivers New Easy Access to Wide Range of Electronic Cad Models Providing Time Savings for Engineers

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-RS partners with SamacSys to provide design engineers with access to ECAD Part Wizard and component models for use in all popular PCB design tools

BEIJING /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand ofElectrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced it has exclusive distributor access to the SamacSys ECAD Part Wizard(EPW) and a wide range of high-quality ready-to-use electronic component ECAD models. The models support all popular ECAD tool formats, including the RS DesignSpark PCB software, and are available for download along with the EPW application completely free of charge via the DesignSpark website.

RS Components delivers new easy access to wide range of electronic CAD models providing time savings for engineers
RS Components delivers new easy access to wide range of electronic CAD models providing time savings for engineers

In conjunction with SamacSys, RS is working closely with leading component manufacturers to provide accurate and high-quality ECAD models that offer schematic symbol and PCB footprint information for electronic parts. This delivers significant advantages for electronic design engineers including rapid design-in, fewer PCB errors and significant time savings, resulting in improved user experience and a shorter time-to-market.

Importantly, the ECAD Part Wizard provides design engineers with full control of the schematic symbol fracturing process. This includes the number of fractures to be created, the placement of pins around the sides of each fracture (left, right, top and bottom), and the order in which each pin is displayed. In addition, EPW provides PCB-layout component footprints, all of which are IPC compliant with user-selectable least, nominal and maximum footprint options.

These new ECAD models are available to download via the RS website, directly from within the EPW tool or from the RS Product Data Library (PDL) and have been created to help engineers with their rapid prototyping design process. Currently the PDL holds more than two million part numbers from more than 500 manufacturers with five million individual pieces of technical documentation and computer aided engineering files to support engineers in the design process. In addition, DesignSpark users can request the prompt creation of a specific component model if it is not already available in the library.

“DesignSpark is an online community from RS which offers valuable information and resources including major free-to-download tools such as DesignSpark PCB,” said Alex MacDougall, Managing Director at SamacSys. “The addition of the SamacSys ECAD Part Wizard and ECAD models into the RS Product Data Library recognises that these tools can deliver major productivity gains to design engineers and help speed up the design and prototyping process.”

“The completely free availability of the SamacSys EPW and this wide range of ECAD models can be a significant aid to engineers,” said Glenn Jarrett, Global Head of Product Marketing at RS Components. “It enables designers to spend more time on innovation in their projects rather than wasting valuable resources by having to enter component data to build up ECAD tool libraries. In addition, they are assured that data errors are not introduced into the process.”

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at http://china.rs-online.com.

About SamacSys

SamacSys is a leading developer of software tools for creating and managing electronic component ECAD data. Our mission is to provide companies with a suite of software tools to select, manage and distribute component information effectively throughout their organisations. For more information, please visit the website atwww.samacsys.com.

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6430-3324

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:

@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin:
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components on Weibo:
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com/

DesignSpark
www.designspark.com

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July 27, 2015 at 2:36 pm

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Lupin Acquires Specialty Product Portfolio in Germany

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MUMBAI, India /PRNewswire/ — Pharma Major Lupin Limited (Lupin) today announced that it has entered into a strategic asset purchase agreement with TEMMLER PHARMA GMBH & CO. KG (Temmler), a part of the Aenova Group, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical contract manufacturers, to acquire Temmler’s specialty product portfolio subject to certain closing conditions.

Based in Marburg (Germany), Temmler has a fast growing specialty portfolio of 13 products including key Central Nervous System (CNS) products and specialty products that address rare disease areas like Myasthenia Gravis, Huntington disease as well as fast-growing dermatology products for anti-wart treatment. Since Huntington disease has many symptoms ranging from motoric symptoms to personality changes, both Temmler and Hormosan products can be used to treat the disease.

Commenting on the acquisition, Ms. Vinita Gupta, Chief Executive Officer of Lupin Limited said, “We are very pleased to add to our specialty business with this acquisition. Temmler’s business has a strong strategic fit with Lupin’s Hormosan business in Germany and enables Lupin to bring an enhanced specialty CNS portfolio to the German market.”

Dr. Maurice Chagnaud, President – Europe and Head of Inhalation Strategy, commented, “Temmler is a profitable pharmaceutical player backed by a strong and experienced management team that is also taken on and which will strongly support our future growth plans. Temmler operates in niche segments and its specialty product portfolio has strong synergies with Hormosan’s existing CNS portfolio. The acquisition not only complements but would also enhance Hormosan’s specialty portfolio and enables it to grow into niche therapy areas.

Mr. Frank Elsen, Aenova Group CFO commented, “I believe that Lupin is perfectly poised to take Temmler’s product portfolio and its growth forward. We are extremely optimistic about this strategic agreement which allows us to concentrate on our core business. As a leading CDMO we are proud to continue to manufacture and supply at highest quality all related products to our partner Lupin.”

About Lupin Limited

Headquartered in Mumbai, Lupin is an innovation led transnational pharmaceutical company producing and developing a wide range of branded & generic formulations, APIs and biotechnology products. The Company is a significant player in the Cardiovascular, Diabetology, Asthma, Pediatric, CNS, GI, Anti-Infective and NSAID space and holds global leadership positions in the Anti-TB and Cephalosporin segment.

Lupin is the 5th largest and fastest growing generics player in the US (5.3% market share by prescriptions, IMS Health) and the 3rd largest Indian pharmaceutical company by sales. The Company is also the fastest growing top 10 generic pharmaceutical players in Japan and South Africa (IMS).

For the financial year ended 31st March 2015, Lupin’s Consolidated turnover and Profit after Tax were Rs. 125,997 million (USD 2.06 billion) and Rs. 24,032 million (USD 393 million) respectively. Please visithttp://www.lupin.com for more information.

About Aenova Group

The Aenova Group is one of the world’s largest providers of services covering the entire value chain for the development and production of all the main dosage forms and product groups in the field of medicines and dietary supplements. As the European business-to-business market leader, the Aenova Group focuses on high standards of quality, innovative technologies and a clear vision for the future. The group operates overall 29 locations in eleven countries and employs more than 4700 people.

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CIN: L24100MH1983PLC029442 Registered Office: 159, C.S.T. Road, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai – 400 098.

For further information or queries please contact –

Shamsher Gorawara
Head – Corporate Communications
Lupin Limited:
Ph: +91-98-20-338-555
Email: shamshergorawara@lupin.com

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July 27, 2015 at 12:58 pm

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Converse Ushers In New Era with Ground-Breaking Chuck Taylor All Star II

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— THE CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR II SNEAKER IS BUILT FOR MORE WITH INNOVATIVE COMFORT TECHNOLOGY AND PREMIUM MATERIALS

BOSTON /PRNewswire/ — Today, CONVERSE Inc. debuts the all new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II, a contemporary adaptation of the exemplary Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette, for the first time overflowing with innovative Nike Lunarlon technology to support the always-on creative lifestyle. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II is ready for more, boasting the most recognizable exterior attributes of the original Chuck Taylor All Star. Details include the unique white foxing, rubber toe-cap and statement All Star patch, while dialing up consumer-led features and benefits to deliver a comfortable and versatile premium sneaker for Chuck Taylor lovers everywhere.

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“The Chuck Taylor All Star is one of the most legendary and iconic sneakers of all time,” said Jim Calhoun, Converse President and CEO. “The launch of Chuck II is a ground-breaking moment for Converse as we continue to move the brand forward through creativity and innovation, ushering in not just a new sneaker, but a completely new way of thinking.”

Since its debut in 1917, the Chuck Taylor All Star has become one of the world’s most celebrated sneakers, with fans, artists and musicians adopting the brand as a badge of creativity and self-expression. In creating the Chuck II, Converse obsessed over creative spirits around the world joining them on tour, in concert halls and art studios, on sidewalks and at all-night parties, and realized they wanted more. The Chuck Taylor All Star II is designed to meet the demands of the creative lifestyle and is built for the next generation of self-expression. Now, this beloved classic receives an innovative refresh, with product enhancements that stay true to the time-honored aesthetic while also providing modern comfort solutions in a premium execution.

“The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II is a sneaker that started with one simple notion: obsession,” said Richard Copcutt, Vice President/General Manager of Converse All Star. “We listened and took it to heart that people love their Chucks and want sneakers that are built to enable them to do more. The Chuck II is the full expression of this consumer obsession, staying true to the DNA of the original.”

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II delivers:

Innovative features

  • Nike Lunarlon sockliner for superior full foot cushioning and arch support
  • Foam padded collar and non-slip gusseted tongue for 360-degree comfort
  • A perforated micro suede liner, for breathability during extended periods of wear.

Premium details
Constructed from durable premium canvas, the exterior of the Chuck Taylor All Star II elevates the sneaker’s most recognizable features with premium details including:

  • A fully embroidered All Star patch
  • On-trend high foxing
  • Monochrome matte eyelets

The new Fall 2015 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II sneaker makes its debut on Tuesday, July 28, for a suggested retail price of $70 USD (ox) and $75 USD (hi-top) at Converse retail stores, select retailers and online at Converse.com, in the following colors: Black, White, Red and Blue.

About Converse
Converse Inc., based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoe and the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, apparel and accessories. Converse product is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries and through 92 company-owned retail locations in the U.S. For more information, please visit Converse online atmedia.converse.com.

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July 27, 2015 at 12:48 pm

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Airport Expansion Plan is Timely for Hong Kong to Remain Competitive

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-DHL supports the Airport Authority of Hong Kong to commence construction of the third runway project in 2016

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, supports Airport Authority of Hong Kong to commence the third runway project, no later than next year, so as to let Hong Kong stay ahead in Greater China’svibrant air cargo market, fuelled particularly by the surging demand of e-commerce and high-value perishables.

The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reported yet another record year for cargo throughput in 2014/2015 by handling 4.4 million tonnes of cargo[1] which saw the airport as the world’s busiest air cargo hub for five consecutive years since 2010. The cargo throughput in HKIA increased by almost 6 per cent annually during the period.

The latest DHL Global Connectedness Index (“GCI”), which measures a region’s international flow relative to the size of its domestic economy, also revealed that Hong Kong is ranked 11th globally[2] and continues to lead the world in depth of global connectedness, mainly driven by strong flows from mainland China. Cross-border flows between Hong Kong and mainland China remain robust and are ranked among the world’s top 3 largest flows in terms of merchandise trade and tourist flows. Hong Kong retains its strong standing as the export gateway formainland China.

“Our Central Asia Hub in Hong Kong boasts of the region’s largest throughput. This large volume can be attributed to the surging exports from mainland China and the Pearl River Delta, as well as growing demand and rising consumption across Asia Pacific. In response to rising customer demand, we are continuously expanding our Asiaair network to boost our connectivity and shorten transit times — we have launched a new intra-Asia flight that connects Bangkok, Hanoi and Hong Kong five times per week and increased the frequency of a service connectingPenang, Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong from five to six days per week, thereby increasing capacity on the route by 20 percent,” said Jerry Hsu, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific.

“We are positive about the future of HKIA based on the Airport Authority’s forecast of 8.9 million tonnes of cargo going through the airport by 2030[3]. The investment of more than HK$140 billion[4] (EUR16 billion) in the expansion of HKIA is a substantial commitment for the future of the logistics industry in Hong Kong. As one of the four-pillar industries in the city, we think that it is a rational and necessary investment to help boost the economic growth inHong Kong,” said Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.

One of the key factors driving cargo growth in the Greater China market is the robust development of e-commerce in the region. E-commerce in mainland China grew 31 per cent year-on-year to 13.4 trillion CNY (EUR1.95 trillion) in 2014 as mainland consumers took to online shopping for anything from baby formula to apparel and electronics. The fastest growing sector was online retailing, as opposed to B2B e-commerce, where the rapid growth of Chinese online shopping malls, mobile internet and mobile payment services have made e-retailing go viral throughout the country.[5] In addition, the increasing demand for high-value perishables like premium seafood as well as infant milk formula and imported cherries are also fuelling cargo growth as the purchasing appetite of Chinese consumers grows.

China has overtaken the United States as the largest online shopping market in the world since 2013[6] in light of the growing middle class. It has prompted many international e-retailers as well as luxury brands to set up regional distribution centers in mainland China and Hong Kong is one of the top choices amongst other cities,” added Leung. “Hong Kong plays an important gateway for mainland China’s rising e-commerce trade and this is a great growth area for us — working with consolidators that help buyers with sourcing and consolidation for shipments back tomainland China. Prevailing market research has predicted that e-commerce in mainland China will almost double to24.2 trillion CNY (EUR 3.5 trillion) by 2018[7] and we are well-positioned to take advantage of that growth.”

One of the major concerns on the third runway is that the airspace in South China is deemed to confine the efficiency of the new runway. However, the Housing and Transport Bureau has assured that a plan has been drawn up in 2007 to optimize the use of the airspace and enhance safety in the region by a tripartite working group set up between mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Liaisons have been held between the officials of Hong Kong and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to expedite the implementation of the 2007 plan while CAAC is supportive of the development of the third runway in Hong Kong.[8]

Currently, approximately 70% of the air space in mainland China has not opened fully to commercial flights which will provide leeway for the implementation of the enhanced measures to accommodate not just Hong Kong but also the expansion plans of the airports in Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

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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 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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Hong Kong Economic Journal http://www1.hkej.com/dailynews/commentary/article/1012389/

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China E-commerce Research Center http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-e-commerce-grew-31-more-2-trillion-last-year-further-growth-predicted-1873697  

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July 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm

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Newgen Positioned as a ‘Strong Performer’ in ECM Transactional Content Services

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ —

Recognized by an Independent Research Firm for its OmniDocs ECM Suite

Newgen Software, a leading global provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Customer Communication Management (CCM), and Adaptive Case Management (ACM) solutions, announced that it has been positioned as a ‘Strong Performer’ in The Forrester Wave™: ECM Transactional Content Services, Q3 2015 for its scores on all three evaluation parameters – current offering (architectural & operational functionality of solution), strategy (product & direction strategies) and the market presence.

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The Forrester Research report recognizes Newgen OmniDocs ECM Suite for combining platform breadth, low-cost and agile method. The report recommends that large distributed global banks should shortlist Newgen.

Mr. Diwakar Nigam, MD & CEO – Newgen Software expressed his delight on the recognition and said, “We believe the citation is a testament to our continuous endeavors to bring innovation, agility and perfection in customer implementations through our scalable, configurable and highly robust ECM suite. Expanding the capabilities of our ECM platform further, we have incorporated social, mobile, analytics and cloud competencies into the product suite. We are constantly embracing newer technologies to enhance customer delight.”

The Q3 2015 Forrester Wave evaluates 10 significant ECM vendors on Forrester’s 26 evaluation criteria that have been grouped into three high-level buckets – current offering, strategy, and market presence. Selected vendors meet specific inclusion criteria including functionality breadth, significant number of enterprise transactional use cases, leadership in information management, proven enterprise-level track record and interest from Forrester clients.

According to the report, while Newgen offers one of the broadest sets of ECM capabilities and has significant experience, it is investing additional R&D in mobile development.

Newgen’s cutting-edge technologies were organically developed from the same code base, and it now has a complete suite for transactional use cases. Newgen product suite includes multichannel capture, collaboration, master data management, business process management, case management, customer communication management, portal, social, digital asset management, email archive, and web content management.

About Newgen

Newgen Software, is a leading global provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Content management (ECM), Customer Communication Management (CCM) and Adaptive Case Management (ACM), with a global footprint of 1600+ installations in over 60 countries with large, mission-critical solutions deployed at the world’s leading banks, insurance firms, BPO’s, healthcare organizations, government, telecom companies and Shared Service Centers.

For more information, visit http://nwgn.us/1JMZI4O

Media Contact:
Asif Khan
Asif.khan@newgen.co.in

Source: Newgen Software Technologies Pte Ltd.

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July 27, 2015 at 12:40 pm

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PR Newswire Strengthens News Distribution Services in South China with New Office in Shenzhen

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SHENZHEN, China/PRNewswire/ — PR Newswire announced that itsShenzhen office has moved to the Modern International Building, located in the business district of Futian District, Shenzhen. The relocation of PR Newswire’s South China team will not only transition the staff into a larger and better equipped space, but also improve the overall service capacity, demonstrating the company’s commitment to the southern China market and reflecting the decision to increase investment in the region.

PR Newswire’s South China team
PR Newswire’s South China team

PR Newswire opened the Shenzhen office, the firm’s first office in southern China, in 2006. In order to respond to the growing communications needs of companies across South China during the last decade, especially high-growth companies seeking to raise their visibility and garner media attention in overseas markets, PR Newswire has continuously increased its investment and expanded its presence in southern China. The team will continue to expand, especially in client services, the group responsible for extending the breadth of the media distribution network. In addition to the existing sales, client services and media relations specialists, new functions are being added, including a new team with expertise in media monitoring.

PR Newswire is dedicated to helping its several hundred South China-based clients — among them distinguished companies such as the Canton Fair, Tencent, ZTE, China Hi-Tech Fair, DJ-Innovations, Mindray and BGI — disseminate their news and deliver their message to media, investors and the general public globally via PR Newswire’s distribution network. For instance, press releases issued by GAC Motor and distributed both domestically and around the world via PR Newswire in 2014 and 2015 reached audiences in more than 40 countries across North America, South America and the Middle East and have been picked up by leading media organizations, including Yahoo!, Reuters and the Motor Authority. The video in the multimedia news release has been viewed more than 100,000 times. The commercial clip of the vehicle was also featured in New York’s Times Square which is sometimes known as “The Crossroads of the World.” In addition, DJ-Innovations, whose unmanned aerial vehicle products occupy a 70% share of the global market, distributed numerous news releases announcing its new platform, new technologies, major partnerships and financing agreements to the US market via PR Newswire. Of which, the press release related to DJI receiving a USD $75 million investment was published by over 300 websites.

PR Newswire’s media relations team in South China has established good content partnerships with media organizations across the region, including shenchuang.com, www.hnwcn.com, Asia Pacific Daily, ZAKER and kankan.com. PR Newswire is a trusted news source through the provision of breaking company news directly from the source to these media partners.

“We are pleased to see that PR Newswire has increased its investment in South China,” an official at China Hi-Tech Fair said. “As the largest technology exhibition in China, the China Hi-Tech Fair not only belongs to China, but also to the whole world. Through its cooperation with PR Newswire, China Hi-Tech Fair has been able to expand its global reach by launching more professional and targeted communications campaigns worldwide. It has been a pleasure to cooperate with PR Newswire’s service team, and we hope the expanded South China team can help more companies go global and attract attention from international media.”

South China has the potential and vitality for high growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, which will serve to stimulate the economy across the region,” said Yujie Chen, PR Newswire’s senior vice president of the Asia-Pacific Region. “PR Newswire is bullish on its prospects in South China. As a result of our longstanding presence in the region and by dint of our hard work, we have established good relations with many companies and regularly distributed their corporate messaging to media outlets across the globe. Looking forward, PR Newswire will continue to increase investment in the region and to amplify the message of more Chinese companies via PR Newswire’s distribution channels.”

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire (www.prnasia.com) is the premier global provider of news release distribution and multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, public relations officers and investor relations professionals to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry in 1954, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, distribute, target and measure text and multimedia content across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, we enable the world’s enterprises to tell their stories to the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

For more information, please contact:

PR Newswire’s Asia Marketing Team
+852-2572-8228
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July 27, 2015 at 11:37 am

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