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Chapter One of the Global Future of Work Series: Frost & Sullivan Experts Examine the Future of the Labor Force

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Webinar explores how future labor supply and demand will impact organizations

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.,  /PRNewswire/ —


11:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday August 5, 2015


Online, with free registration (Email


Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Jillian Walker

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The recent financial crisis brought high levels of unemployment, which has concealed the fact that in 2025 many economies will experience a labor shortage. Currently, the rise of Internet-facilitated employment has caused organizations and workers to question how relevant traditional full-time workers will be in the future. Countries are already implementing policies to address anticipated talent shortages, particularly for in-demand occupations.

The analyst briefing will explore the labor market in 2025. Specifically, it will consider how many social, political and economic trends emerging will influence tomorrow’s global labor force and the values future workers will hold. Furthermore, how will an increasingly globalized and technologically sophisticated world continue to impact the global labor supply? Frost & Sullivan experts will elaborate on what these emerging employment models are and how they believe the models will evolve.

“The Future Labor Force” is the first chapter in a three-part series on the future of work. Subsequent chapters will discuss the future place of work and the future of workplace technology.

Attend this webinar to discover:

  • The impact of projected demographic shifts, which include millennials constituting the bulk of 2025’s labor force and rapidly aging societies
  • The need for skills preparation, as economies compete for workers in the industries of tomorrow
  • The emergence of new employment models, as connectivity trends and the Internet-based economy grow
  • The influence of international organizations on future labor goals
  • Emerging trends in labor migration

The key audience for this briefing is HR specialists, strategy specialists, and individuals interested in future trends of the labor force.

What our thought leaders are saying:

“Companies need to implement strategies now to help address future talent challenges. Greater automation implementation and technological advancements will help ease projected labor shortages and increase labor productivity; however these technologies will be net creators and will not destroy job opportunities. Therefore, it is important to consider the human factor”, said Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Jillian Walker. “By 2025, millennials will form over 48 percent of the global labor force. While millennial values vary by region, in general, their influence will alter future workplace policies. Companies who anticipate these value shifts now will be better prepared to retain future talent. Further, in many economies women earn more degrees than men, but their labor participation rates are still well below those of their male counterparts, reducing GDP potentials. Recruiting and mentoring female graduates will go a long way in curbing an anticipated global talent crunch.”


To attend the briefing, email Kayla Belcher, Corporate Communications – – your full name, job title, company name, company telephone number, and company email address, website, city, state and country or click here:

About Frost & Sullivan

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.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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August 5, 2015 at 6:31 pm

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Plastic Film Capacitors To Get Market Boost From Megatrend in Power Efficiency

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CARY, N.C. /PRNewswire/ — Plastic film capacitors are consumed in power electronics for filtering, power factor correction, interference suppression, circuit protection, and pulsed power and the market is expected to grow over the next five years to support the global megatrend toward improving energy efficiency in power electronics.  Plastic film capacitors are critical components used in power transmission and distribution grids; motors and drives; renewable energy systems, lighting ballasts, power supplies, microwave ovens, transportation, furnaces, welding machines, aircraft, medical defibrillators, logging tools, rail gun and specialty electronics.  Demand is subsequently increasing for plastic film capacitors at a rate that exceeds that of other dielectrics, a trend which, according to a new market research report from Paumanok Publications, Inc. entitled “Paper & Plastic Film Capacitors: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2015-2020 ISBN# 0-929717-87-2 (2015);” will continue to 2020.

Paper & Plastic Capacitors: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2015-2020
Paper & Plastic Capacitors: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2015-2020

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The new market research study analyzes the global markets for both AC plastic film and DC plastic film capacitors.  In the fragmented, fast growing AC film capacitor segment, the study focuses on the global market for polypropylene dielectric plastic film capacitors, including both dry and liquid-filled designs for use in electrical systems (power transmission and distribution capacitors; motor run capacitors, industrial drive capacitors; renewable energy capacitors; power film capacitors; microwave oven capacitors, magnetic ballast capacitors, and specialty power film capacitors (i.e. DC Link, furnace, traction, welding, other). The second part of the study focuses on DC film capacitors for printed circuit board applications in power supply, lighting ballast, consumer AV and specialty/defense applications, and includes value and volume of demand for 5 mm pitch PET film capacitors; AC & Pulse film capacitors, interference suppression film capacitors and PPS, PEN and PET film chip capacitors; as well as specialty PTFE and polyimide film capacitors for consumption in high temperature electronics. The study also includes a detailed analysis of the global market for AC and DC film capacitors by customer base, end-use market segment, channel of distribution; circuit application and world region; and also includes a review of the supply chain for plastic dielectric materials consumed as capacitor dielectric materials, including polypropylene (OPP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) and polyethylene naphthalate (PEN), and other exotic dielectric films (Teflon®, Kapton®). The study includes a detailed analysis of market shares by capacitor type and sub-category. Also, the study forecasts global demand for both AC and DC plastic film capacitors by type, sub-category, end-use market segment and world region to 2020. 152 companies actively participating in the plastic film capacitor markets worldwide are discussed and identified in this report. Published August 2015. 177 Pages. $2,750.00 USD. For further information, a table of contents and to download the report go here-

About Paumanok Publications, Inc.
Paumanok Publications Inc. is an Industrial Market Research Company based in Cary, NC USA and has been conducting market research on the capacitor, resistor, inductor and circuit protection component and related raw material markets since 1988.  Paumanok has organized and executed more than 260 market research reports on unique aspects of the capacitor, resistor, inductor and circuit protection supply chains; including market research reports dedicated to ceramic, aluminum, tantalum, plastic film and carbon capacitors; linear and non-linear resistors; circuit protection components and sensors and discrete inductors and ferrite cores.  The company also published market research reports on ceramic dielectric materials, tantalum ore, powder and wire; aluminum foils, plastic films, base and precious metal electrode and termination materials, conductive polymers and other materials.  The company also engages in single client research, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions and owns Passive Component Industry Magazine.


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Paumanok Publications, Inc.

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August 5, 2015 at 6:26 pm

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Over 1,000 Payments and E-commerce Leaders to Convene in Manila to Address the Philippines’ Commercial Future

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SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — Running from 2nd-3rd September 2015 at the SMX Convention Center in Manila and bringing together 1000+ attendees, 60 expert speakers and 40 international & local exhibitors, Cards & Payments Philippines and the E-Commerce Show Philippines will be the premier meeting places for the entire payments and e-commerce ecosystems from across the country.

Industry leaders confirmed to speak include:

  • Undersecretary Prudencio M. Reyes Jr., Department of Trade and Industry
  • Inanc Balci, CEO, Lazada Philippines
  • Paulo Campos, CEO, Zalora Philippines
  • Raymond Estioko, Deputy Director, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Orlando Vea, Co-Founder, Smart Communications
  • Xavier Marzan, President & CEO, G-Xchange, Inc, Globe Telecom
  • John Owens, Chief of Party, E-PESO
  • Randy Montesa, Head, Card and Electronic Banking Group, Land Bank of the Philippines
  • Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, President & Co-Founder, Rags2Riches
  • Rafael Danilo Reynante, Chief Compliance Officer, Development Bank of the Philippines

Explaining Terrapinn Pte Ltd’s decision to launch the conference in Manila, Managing Director Sharon Roessensaid:

“With 20 years’ experience running Cards & Payments Asia and the E-Commerce Show Asia conferences inSingapore, we are excited to announce the launch of both events in Manila. The Philippines market is going through a phenomenal period of growth, and the opportunities facing the payments and e-commerce markets are vast. We are looking forward to this event becoming a key driver of growth for both these industries.”

Undersecretary Prudencio M. Reyes Jr. from The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry had this to say about DTI’s support for the conference:

“E-commerce in the Philippines is booming, with the market expected to grow to USD 2 billion by the end of 2015. Critical to this continued growth is the sharing of best practice and access to market leading solution providers. We are therefore delighted to be supporting the E-Commerce Show Philippines. As well as delivering the opening address within the conference, we are also excited to be sharing an exclusive update on the E-Commerce 2020 Roadmap. We look forward to meeting all the key players in the Filipino e-commerce community.”

Cards & Payments Philippines 2015 will address some of the critical payment infrastructure challenges facing the market, taking a deep dive into the future of e-money, digital payments, crypto-currency, compliance and cash handling.

E-Commerce Show Philippines 2015 will bring together leading e-commerce companies, to learn from e-commerce leaders on best practice customer acquisition & retention, logistical challenges, marketplace disruption and more.

The event is supported by some of the leading solution providers in payments and e-commerce, including:

  • SM Lifestyle and Entertainment who will be showcasing their revolutionary e-Plus! Tap to pay system
  • Smart e-Money who will be presenting PayMaya, the first non-bank in Asia to be awarded a Visa issuing and acquiring principal license
  • Voyager Innovation who will be featuring Takatack, the largest online ecommerce store in the Philippines, andTackThis, which provides online entrepreneurs a storefront where they can post and showcase their product inventories
  • SMK-Logomotion, Wirecard, Ziaplex and HPS, who over both days of the conference will be demonstrating their expertise and helping our attendees to drive their business forward

About Cards & Payments Philippines and E-Commerce Show Philippines
Date: 02 – 03 September 2015
Exhibition opening hours: 10am – 6pm (02 September 2015), 10am – 5pm (03 September 2015)
Venue: SMX Convention Center, Function room 1 & 2
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Press registration for the conference is compulsory and advance scheduling for speaker/ sponsor interviews is recommended. Final issuance of press passes is subject to Terrapinn’s discretion.  For your press pass, please contact the following:

Jancis Yap
Marketing Manager

About Terrapinn
Terrapinn is a business media company. Its products are trade exhibitions, conferences, training solutions and electronic and print publications. For more information, please visit

Source: Terrapinn Pte Ltd

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August 5, 2015 at 5:52 pm

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EQT VII Closes at EUR 6.75 Billion — Strong Support for EQT’s Industrial Approach

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STOCKHOLM /PRNewswire/ —

  • EQT VII closes at the hard cap of EUR 6.75 billion
  • Strong support for EQT’s industrial investment and ownership approach — fund significantly oversubscribed
  • EQT VII marks an important milestone in EQT’s long-term growth strategy

EQT today announces that its seventh fund for private equity investments focused primarily on Northern Europe, EQT VII, has been closed at the hard cap of EUR 6.75 billion on July 31, 2015.

Interest from both existing and prospective investors was strong and the fund was significantly oversubscribed. More than 70% of the commitments to EQT VII were made by investors in prior EQT funds, confirming the strength of being an integrated alternative investment firm with a broad offering of investment strategies.

Despite the strong demand, EQT has remained committed to raising an appropriately sized fund to be deployed in line with EQT VII’s objectives of delivering value to investors, by investing in high-quality companies that develop into strong and sustainable businesses under EQT’s ownership. EQT’s proven governance model will be applied to investments, and the expertise of both the Equity investment advisory team at EQT Partners and the business and industry specialists from the EQT Industrial Network will be utilized.

“We are proud, yet humbled, by the positive reception and strong support for EQT VII among both existing and new investors. It confirms the trust investors have in EQT’s industrial approach and strategy of investing in the development of healthy, future-proof businesses in a responsible manner. The fundraise fortifies EQT’s position as a leading integrated alternative investment firm and is also an important milestone in EQT’s long-term growth strategy,” says Thomas von Koch, Managing Partner at EQT Partners.

Christian Sinding, Head of Equity at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT VII, continues: “EQT’s growth-oriented approach of investing in high-quality businesses has since inception generated impressive annual growth across the companies within the Equity investment strategy. I believe continued use of the more than 20 years of experience EQT has investing in the support and development of companies, through various business cycles, will continue to generate strong and sustainable value for both EQT’s portfolio companies and investors.”

EQT VII is backed by a global investor base including, among others, AP3, AP6, APG, Ardian, Argentum, CNP Assurances, Danica, GIC, HarbourVest Partners, KEVA, KIRKBI Invest A/S, Ilmarinen, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New Mexico State Investment Council, New York City Retirement Systems, Partners Group, PFA, Sampension, Signal Iduna, USS and Varma.

The fundraising for EQT VII has now closed. Accordingly, the foregoing should in no way be treated as any form of offer or solicitation to subscribe for or make any commitments for or in respect of any securities or other interests or to engage in any other transaction.


Christian Sinding, Head of Equity and Partner at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT VII +41 79 266 4007

Kerstin Danasten, EQT press contact +46 8 506 55 334

About EQT

EQT is a leading private equity group in Europe, with portfolio companies across Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 17 billion and approximately 140,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.


EQT VII is a EUR 6.75 billion fund which will target control and co-control equity investments in companies with strong market positions, significant potential for revenue and earnings growth, strong cash flows and a solid platform that can retain and attract high-quality management. EQT VII will seek to make equity investments typically ranging between EUR 125 million and EUR 600 million. The geographical focus will primarily be Northern Europe.

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August 5, 2015 at 5:25 pm

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GASH Now Provides Comprehensive One-stop Service

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-Gaming Points, Third-party Payment, and Media Buying Services Now available in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the US

TAIPEI/PRNewswire/ — GASH, which started as a seller of game point cards, proudly unveils its three new enterprises: GASH POINT, GASH PAY, and GASH MEDIA. The three enterprises made their debut at the recently concluded ChinaJoy, which marked the fourth year in a row that GASH has participated in Asia’sbiggest gaming exhibition. The new enterprises offer comprehensive services including game points payment, third-party payment, and media buying, meeting customer demands for payment and channel marketing. Following the announcement at ChinaJoy, GASH is scheduled to leave for Germany on August 5 to attend Gamescom, Europe’slargest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment, where it will team up with Brazil’s primary online payment provider, UOL BoaCompra, to jointly enter the global market, using payment services to connect the European and American markets with the Asia-Pacific market.

GASH has expanded its service offerings by continuing to broaden its game point and content services while creating two new services — GASH PAY’s third-party payment and GASH MEDIA’s integrated channel marketing service to help clients launch their products in Taiwan. “The three new enterprises integrate game points, payment, and media buying, offering a comprehensive one-stop service for customers. Our ability to connect with the European and American markets will broaden our service scope and offer customers even higher-quality services,” said GASH Chief Operating Officer Simon Lu.

In 2002, GASH launched the game point card service., With over 10 million members, 3 million transactions every month, and more than 100,000 outlets across Asia,  GASH is a leading game point brand in Asia. Currently applying for a third-party payment license, GASH PAY is now set to become a pioneer in the third-party payment field. In addition to cooperating with Yushan Ventures, FamilyMart, and Taiwan Taxi, GASH Pay will continue to seek partners in every aspect of daily life. Also, GASH Pay will integrate the resources across Gamania Group, including internet streaming media Coture, eCommerce service Jollywiz, and digital entertainment platform beanfun!, to link online and offline and provide the most secure, user-friendly, and diverse transaction environment.

About GASH


Gamania Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Michelle Wei

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August 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm

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Getac Announces Explosion Proof Tablets

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-Taking “Ruggedness” to Next Level

MELBOURNE, Australia /PRNewswire/ — Getac, a global manufacturer of rugged computers, is proud to announce the release of an explosion-proof tablet today. With its technological upgrades, the Getac T800 rugged tablet is ATEX Zone 2 and 22 explosion proof certified. The tablet can be used during petrochemical, pharmaceutical, oil, and gas industrial for pipeline inspections and maintenance operations. The new T800-Ex explosion-proof tablets also received the U.S. military MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certifications, and lead the industry in its waterproof, dustproof, explosion proof, and impact proof capabilities, making the tablets well-suited for tough work environments such as Australia and New Zealand. The tablets will be distributed exclusively by Synnex Australia Pty Ltd. in the Australia and New Zealand Regions.

“Getac hopes to create the most perfect and safest electronic equipment to ensure the protection of our users in potentially explosive environments. Among the world’s top safety certifications, ATEX is a mandatory certification within the European Union. All explosion-proof equipment must be ATEX 94/9/EC certified before they can be sold. The Getac T800-Ex complies with ATEX Zone 2 and Zone 22 explosion-proof standards, and can be used in potentially explosive environments filled with flammable gas (Zone 2) or dust (Zone 22),” says Rowina Lee, Vice President of Getac.

The design of the T800-Ex is unique, offering excellent performance in its computing power, mobility, communications capabilities, and ruggedness. The tablet is equipped with the Intel® Quad-core™ Bay Trail M N3530 2.16GHz processor, an 8.1-inch 1280X800 HD screen, and weighs about 915 grams; its slim design makes it easy to carry. The proprietary LumiBond™ technology enhances the screen’s readability, sharpness, and color display under bright light, delivering the perfect viewing experience.

In addition, to increase operator safety when using the T800-Ex in the presence of flammable gas and combustible dust, unplugging or plugging in devices should be avoided to prevent generating sparks. The T800-Ex’s I/O ports and internet connections are wireless. The built-in 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 network cards are equipped with the exclusive 3D antenna technology that strengthens signal reception. Users can also enjoy high-speed communication and rapid data transfer through its 4G LTE support.

To meet the professional requirements of today’s mobile users, the T800-Ex offers optional 1D/2D barcode readers, as well as the SnapBack backup battery module which can extend the total battery hour life to 16 hours. Users can choose Microsoft Windows 7 or Window 8 as the main operating system. The T800-Ex provides the most trusted and reliable performance for always on the go professionals.

The new T800-Ex explosive protection rugged tablet will be available for sale in Australia and New Zealand with an RRP starting at AU$3,570. If you are interested in our products or you would like to become an authorized Getac Partner, or require detailed information please visit: or contact your Synnex Account Manager on 1300 100 104.

About Getac

Getac is a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2014 consolidated revenue $29.4 billion USD). Getac was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Today, Getac’s business includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablets, rugged handheld and mobile video systemdevices for military, police, fire, utility, insurance and field-service customers. For more information, visit

Media Contact: Irene Sun

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August 5, 2015 at 12:18 pm

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“All you need to pack are your pedals and shoes.”

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SYDNEY, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Launched this week, an exciting new way for serious road cyclists around the world to connect with others who share their passion for road biking. Our fully escorted morning ride packages are aimed at experienced riders travelling away from home, either on holiday or business trips, who want to fit in some great rides around their busy schedules. To begin with Global Cycle Rides will operate in ten cities as wide ranging as Barcelona, Beijing, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York and Milan. Forty more locations will be opened up within 9 months (see website for details ).

Global Cycle Rides
Global Cycle Rides

Riders are provided with a quality rental road bike pre fitted to individual requirements and an expert local ride leader. Typical rides will last from 1.5 hours to 4 hours, with a minimum speed of 22km per hour. All you need to pack are your pedals and shoes!

Rachel Pont, General Manager, said the rides are aimed at time poor travellers who want a good road ride in the city they are visiting, typically in the mornings before conferences and work starts. “We believe cycling is the new golf & GCR provides the first truly global network of easy to book, fully escorted rides for travellers wanting to maintain their cycling fitness outside of the gym. An added bonus is the networking opportunities provided by cycling with like-minded professionals from around the world.”

Rachel said, “apart from being serious cyclists, our Ride Leaders are really interesting characters who add a personal touch to riding an unknown route in an unknown city. GCR Ride Leaders take the guesswork out to ensure an effective and enjoyable ride.”

Some of our first rider comments:

Rome – “Nice combination of hills and safe roadways. Leonardo was an excellent ride leader. Great conversations. The bikes were fitted perfectly and high quality frames and groupo, everything was well organized. One of our highlights from our trip to Rome

New York – “Greg is a really personable guy and a great ride companion. Really enjoyed the morning with him.”

For more information contact Rachel Pont.

Americas: +1 323 522-5666
EMEA:    +44 20 8144 4517
AsiaPac:  +61 2 8007 4585
Twitter:  @GCrides

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August 5, 2015 at 12:04 pm

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Build Eco Xpo Asia 2015 Plays Hub to Smarter and Greener Technologies for More Sustainable Living in Southeast Asia

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — With rising urbanization, the demand for energy in Southeast Asia is set to increase by a staggering 80 per cent between 2013 and 2035  a rise equivalent to the current demand in Japan.[1] As the region gears up to meet this demand, one of the biggest challenges is balancing the need for affordable energy while curbing greenhouse gas emissions  the main cause of climate change. Technology, among other factors such as pricing, demographics and economics will play a key role to Southeast Asia’s energy future.

Set to inspire green building leaders around the region, Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia 2015 will return in its eighth edition, showcasing the best sustainable building technologies in order to monetize efficient energy consumption for urban living. Held at Marina Bay Sands from 2 to 4 September, green building experts, policy-makers, academics and built environment practitioners of international recognition will congregate to witness and discuss innovations in championing green living, as they play a part to achieve a shared vision of a greener planet.

Strong Focus on Smart Building Technologies in line with regional push for Smart Cities

According to IDC Energy Insights[2], smart building technology spending is expected to grow from $6.3 billion in 2014 to $17.4 billion in 2019, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.6 per cent. Asia Pacific will see some of the most aggressive adoption, and 90% of firms are expected to increase their investment in smart building technologies.

Smart building technologies are attractive tools for energy management as they allow the convergence of IT and building automation to enable facility optimization. To feed the thirst for such technologies, BEX Asia 2015 will see more than 400 participating exhibitors specializing in smart building solutions this year. Returning exhibitors such asGreen Koncepts, Enovatek Energy and AGC Asia Pacific, will be exhibiting alongside new players like ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems), NS BlueScope Lysaght Singapore and Schneider Electric Singapore, boasting a comprehensive range of energy management capabilities for businesses in the regions.

“Smart cities are blossoming everywhere in Asia as governments look to improve energy consumption, waste management and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Singapore however, is looking past smart cities and looking instead at a Smart Nation,” said Louise Chua, Project Director of Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia 2015. “Singapore’saccess to skilled international talent and expertise in electronics, precision engineering and chemicals, connectivity with the regional markets, as well as an extensive supplier base places her in an ideal situation to add value to international clean energy companies worldwide. Ultimately, greening the environment is a joint effort and Singaporeis a good example.”

Regional knowledge sharing takes center stage

Committed to furthering the green agenda, BEX Asia 2015 has made regional stops to India, Indonesia, Myanmar,Thailand and Vietnam to deepen relationships and spur discussions with key stakeholders and media personnel.

“As demand for sustainable building increases and the emphasis on green solution grows, there is an urgent need for us to constantly research and develop new technologies to transform Singapore into a Smart Nation,” said Chan On Yu, Vice President/AGM ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd “With BEX’s positioning as the region’s leading platform of the exchange of green ideas and solutions, ST Electronics is honored to be exhibiting at BEX this year and doing our part in building a greener future.”

Regional collaboration remains a key highlight, with strong presence from individual country/region pavilions fromChina, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore. Visitors can expect nothing but quality innovations and technological breakthrough from these representations.

“Green technology is key to tackle climate change and each of our Japanese exhibitors will be showcasing products which adopt such advanced technology to the regional companies gathered under one roof at BEX Asia 2015. This not only encourages the sharing and distribution of knowledge but also enhances interaction between exhibitors and visitors around the region,” said Masaya Hasebe, Managing Director of JETRO Singapore.

Knowledge sharing also extends to the dedicated Green View zone, with speakers touching on hot topics around Smart, Lighting and Façade & Building Greening. This involves the convergence of Internet of Things and smart buildings, as well as addressing the challenges behind each pillar. Speakers include Kenneth Lee, CEO of Green Koncepts, Gordon Falconer, Director for Smart Cities at Schneider Electric Singapore, as well as Gregers Reimann, Managing Director of IEN Consultants in Singapore, Malaysia and China.

Poised to attract the region’s key suppliers and marketers, BEX Asia is expected to surpass more than US$110m in green building business transactions. Visitors can expect one-to-one business matching, as well as key networking with regional delegations including Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Philippines., and beyond Asia from Italy,Belgium and Brazil.

Enhancing the ‘green’ value chain with Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia 2015

Co-located with BEX Asia 2015 is the Mostra Covegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia. Originally from Italy, MCE is the undisputed leading exhibition in Global Comfort Technology. For the first time ever, MCE will be held outside ofItaly, Milan. The Singapore edition of the exhibition, MCE Asia 2015, will be centred on four main themes  Cooling, Water, Renewable Energy and the Heating Sector. With a growing demand for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, the focus of MCE Asia will complement BEX Asia’s strategic focus on energy efficiency.

“Looking back on 2014, we experienced the warmest year on record for the past 135 years,” said Chua. “By bridging BEX Asia 2015 and MCE Asia 2015, we are bringing together different ideas and offering the latest solutions in green and renewable energy technologies. We hope that through this year’s enhanced exhibition offerings, we will be able to provide visitors with new and advanced green answers to the climate challenges that we are facing.”

Also taking place alongside these two anchor events of the Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW) 2015 is the International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2015. Organized by the Building and Construction Authority ofSingapore (BCA), it will be a gathering of green building experts, policy-makers, academics, and built environment practitioners. The aim is to promote a congregation of ideas that will encourage collaboration and learning, ultimately contributing to a greener and more sustainable environment.

BEX Asia and MCE Asia 2015 will take place from 2 to 4 September 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. For more information, please visit and

About Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia

BEX Asia is Southeast Asia’s premier business platform for the green building and construction industry. It is a one-stop sourcing destination for cutting-edge products, innovative technologies and sustainable designs in building materials, energy efficiency systems, fittings and fixtures, and much more. It is an event that enhances your competitive edge in the world of Build Green. BEX Asia brings together skilled professionals, key industry practitioners, major specifiers and buyers from the region to build networks and create business opportunities, in support of the global trend to build greener communities for a greener future.

About Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia 2015

Organisers of the world leading Exhibition Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) in Milan, Italy and Southeast Asia’s premier Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia in Singapore, collaborated to launch an Asian edition of MCE  MCE Asia 2015. The inaugural exhibition will bring together the dual concept of energy saving and efficiency via innovative technologies or integrated systems with enriched living comfort through optimised indoor environment quality. MCE Asia reaches out to specialised building professionals within the residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and hospitality sectors.

About International Green Building Conference (IGBC)

The International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2015, organized by the Building & Construction Industry (BCA), themed “Build Green, Live Smart”, will play host to more than 1,000 international delegates from over 30 markets. The event will lead in the next phase of the green building movement focusing on higher standards of energy efficiency; indoor environment quality through sustainable building products and technologies; and users’ comfort and productivity.

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2014 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africaand organized by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

For more information, please contact:

Rasheed Abu Bakar/ Low Sieu Ping
The Hoffman Agency
DID: +65-6361-0250

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August 5, 2015 at 11:56 am

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Global Payments and Bank of the Philippine Islands Finalize Joint Venture in the Philippines

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MANILA, Philippines /PRNewswire/ — Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services, announced today that it has completed the formation of a joint venture with Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), a leading commercial bank in the Philippines.

BPI is a leading Philippine provider of financial services with more than 800 branches. The bank has operated a merchant acquiring business in the Philippines for over 27 years.

Under the terms of the agreement, Global Payments holds a 51 percent majority interest in the joint venture, and BPI holds the remaining 49 percent.

About Global Payments

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by customer needs globally. Our partnerships, technologies and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of products and services that allow our customers to accept all payment types across a variety of distribution channels in many markets around the world.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with more than 4,400 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a Fortune 1000 Company with merchants and partners in 29 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacificregion and Brazil. For more information about Global Payments, our Service. Driven. Commerce brand and our technologies, please visit

About BPI

With 163 years of experience in the local banking industry, BPI is one of the largest universal banks in the Philippines today.  It offers a wide spectrum of financial services to both retail customers and corporate clients through the bank’s extensive distribution network locally and abroad. BPI serves 6.8 million customers through its network of more than 800 branches, over 2,500 Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) nationwide and close to 30,000 Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals. Additional information is available at

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Source: Global Payments Asia-Pacific Limited

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The 3rd Edition of MyanmarWater 2015 Returns with Renewable Energy Myanmar 2015

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YANGON, Myanmar /PRNewswire/ — UBM Asia is proud to announce the 3rd edition of MyanmarWater, bringing back Myanmar’s most important annual event this year on International Water Supply, Sanitation, Water Resources, Industrial Wastewater Treatment and Purification. For the first time, MyanmarWater will be co-located with two (2) new trade events that are branched out from the successes in other Asia region — Renewable Energy Myanmar 2015 and REVAC Myanmar 2015.

Press Conference of MyanmarWater 2015 and Renewable Energy Myanmar 2015
Press Conference of MyanmarWater 2015 and Renewable Energy Myanmar 2015

Renewable Energy Myanmar 2015 is the most comprehensive renewable energy trade event in Myanmar and is part of the very successful renewable energy series organised by UBM, which includes Renewable Energy Asia in Thailand, Renewable Energy India Expo in India, Solar Asia and Green Energy in Malaysia.

Having all these shows under one roof with co-related trade events, it is the one-stop venue to view innovative products and presentations from industries’ experts. “We are pleased to be involved in the third edition of MyanmarWater 2015 co-locating with Renewable Energy Myanmar and REVAC Myanmar that will benefit and contribute towards Myanmar’s growth in these industries altogether,” said Mr. M. Gandhi, UBM Asia’s Managing Director of ASEAN Business.

These trade events also provide an absolutely perfect platform for B2B business networking opportunities with over 5,500 international industry experts and decision-makers, potential buyers as well as partners. These events will highlight the importance of conference and technology symposium sessions with industry experts speaking on industry water and wastewater treatment, renewable energy policies in Myanmar, future plans of refrigeration and ventilation in the country and assisting participants in finding solutions to multiple business problems.

Recognising its importance and advantage, UBM Asia receives full support from local organisations including those from the Myanmar Engineering Society (MES). “The Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) welcomes and supports MyanmarWater, Renewable Energy Myanmar and REVAC Myanmar to benefit our members and local community. We would like to commend UBM for their initiative in organising these major events,” says U. Win Khaing, President of Myanmar Engineering Society (MES).

For free admission to the shows, kindly pre-register online at

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About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc and 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 the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing,Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 60 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnamand the Philippines with over 50 events in the region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore,Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

(from left) U. Khin Maung Htaey, MES; Dr. Katsuyuki Kadota, Oji Holdings Corporation; Mr. Michael Rico, Manila Water; Mr. M. Gandhi, UBM Asia; H. E. Daniel Zonshine, Embassy of Israel; U. Win Khaing, MES; Daw Si Than, MES; Col. Thoung Win, MES; U. Aung Soe Oo, Supreme Water
(from left) U. Khin Maung Htaey, MES; Dr. Katsuyuki Kadota, Oji Holdings Corporation; Mr. Michael Rico, Manila Water; Mr. M. Gandhi, UBM Asia; H. E. Daniel Zonshine, Embassy of Israel; U. Win Khaing, MES; Daw Si Than, MES; Col. Thoung Win, MES; U. Aung Soe Oo, Supreme Water
(from left) U. Khin Maung Htaey, MES; Dr. Katsuyuki Kadota, Oji Holdings Corporation; Mr. Michael Rico, Manila Water; Mr. M. Gandhi, UBM Asia; H. E. Daniel Zonshine, Embassy of Israel; U. Win Khaing, MES; Daw Si Than, MES; Col. Thoung Win, MES; U. Aung Soe Oo, Supreme Water
(from left) U. Khin Maung Htaey, MES; Dr. Katsuyuki Kadota, Oji Holdings Corporation; Mr. Michael Rico, Manila Water; Mr. M. Gandhi, UBM Asia; H. E. Daniel Zonshine, Embassy of Israel; U. Win Khaing, MES; Daw Si Than, MES; Col. Thoung Win, MES; U. Aung Soe Oo, Supreme Water

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Source: UBM Asia (Malaysia)

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August 5, 2015 at 11:35 am

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