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Singapore American School Hosts PLC at Work(TM) Institute

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-Singapore American School Hosts Solution Tree’s First International PLC at Work(TM) Institute

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — From October 17-19, Singapore American School (SAS) teachers will participate in the first Professional Learning Communities at Work™ Institute for International Schools. Over 85,000 educators in the US have taken advantage of this world-renowned event organized by education training provider Solution Tree. To strengthen teachers’ professional learning communities that contribute to the highest levels of learning at SAS, the school is hosting the institute. Educators in Singapore are invited to attend the institute as well.

The professional learning community process is one of the most powerful strategies for sustained improvement and high performance. Focusing on learning, building a collaborative culture, and results orientation are the three main tenets of a PLC. Tailored for international schools, the PLC at Work Institute will feature some of the most influential thought leaders and practitioners in these areas.

SAS teachers new to PLCs will use this institute to build their knowledge, while those already involved in PLCs or who lead PLCs will assess their progress, identify high-leverage future steps, and explore how to use the PLC process to support students’ development, regardless of their learning levels, into world-class critical thinkers.

In addition to SAS educators continuing to expand their professional learning communities experience, several SAS faculty will begin a new customized doctoral program through the University of Southern California to continue their own educational leadership learning journey.

SAS executive director of teaching and learning Treena Casey says, “This PLC institute will provide inspiration and support to both SAS teachers and others in the region looking for high-impact strategies supporting student achievement. What an amazing opportunity to work with inspiring PLC experts!”

For more information on the Institute, contact Treena Casey (tcasey@sas.edu.sg).

About Singapore American School

Singapore American School (SAS) is an independent, non-profit, coeducational, college preparatory day school offering an American curriculum with an international perspective for students in preschool through grade 12. SAS has the largest Advanced Placement program outside of the United States, is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in the U.S., and offers the American High School Diploma at the senior level. Established in 1956, the school primarily serves the American and international expatriate communities of Singapore.

For more information, please visit www.sas.edu.sg or contact the SAS communications office atcommunications@sas.edu.sg or +65 6360 6031.

Media Contact:

Vanessa Spier (vspier@sas.edu.sg)
Strategic Director of Communications
Singapore American School
40 Woodlands Street 41 Singapore 738547

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September 22, 2015 at 6:36 pm

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International Organic Food Expo Kicks Off in S. Korea

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GOESAN, South Korea, /PRNewswire/ — An international organic food expo has kicked off in South Korea’s central agricultural town of Goesan to promote sustainable agriculture and ecological lifestyles, organizers said Friday.

The 2015 Goesan International Organic Expo began in the mountainous town in North Chungcheong Province, for a 24-day run under the theme “Organic Life, Science Meets the Public.”

The event is the first of its kind to gather together the world’s top two organic food bodies, the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements.

In the export fairs scheduled on three different occasions, 264 firms from 26 countries and around 620 buyers will participate.

The organizing committee expects the expo to generate an economic ripple effect worth more than 170 billion won(US$146 million).

The organizing committee aims to lure in 660,000 visitors, including 40,000 foreigners.

As part of the expo, a symposium on the challenges and future of the world’s organic industry will be held fromSept. 20 to 22.

In the event, presented by ISOFAR and the Chungbuk Organic Agriculture Research Center, 29 experts from 18 countries will discuss topics on global food production, ethical dilemmas in agriculture, the quality of food and health.

Tickets can be purchased on site or through online ticket sellers such as Auction and Gmarket.

For more information, visit the event’s official website at www.2015organic-expo.kr.

Media Contact:
Kim Hae Jung
+82-43-280-5036
gaiasea@korea.kr

Source: Organizing Committee for 2015 Goesan International Organic Expo

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September 22, 2015 at 6:07 pm

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PT. Carlson Panorama Hospitality Signs Radisson Medan in Indonesia

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — PT. Carlson Panorama Hospitality, a joint venture between Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and Panorama Group, today announced the signing of a management contract for Radisson Medan, in North Sumatra, Indonesia. As part of the rebranding exercise, the existing property will be extensively renovated under a USD $5 million property improvement plan. The hotel will remain open throughout the renovations and launched as Radisson Medan in the second half of 2016.

Radisson Medan will be the fifth Carlson Rezidor hotel scheduled to open in Indonesia after Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu, Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam, Park Inn by Radisson Lampung and Radisson Jakarta Cengkareng. Medan is the fourth largest city in Indonesia, and within a one-hour flight radius of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Given its status as the gateway to the Lake Toba tourism region, which the Ministry of Tourism in Indonesia is focused on developing, Medan is also growing as a tourist destination.

Radisson Medan is a 219-room hotel located in the heart of downtown Medan, next to the Medan clock tower, along the major thoroughfare of Jl. H. Adam Malik. The hotel offers convenient access to the airport, which is the second largest in Indonesia and is well connected to key domestic markets, acting as a hub for the main Indonesian carriers. Radisson Medan is also close to major shopping malls and golf courses, as well as tourist attractions including the Great Mosque, the Sultan’s Palace and historical buildings. Conference and meetings facilities at Radisson Medan will include meeting rooms and a ballroom and the hotel’s recreational facilities include a swimming pool and a gym. Food and beverage options will include an all-day dining restaurant and a lobby bar.

“We are proud to be planting the Radisson flag in Medan. As the economic and commercial hub of northernIndonesia, Medan is an important destination for domestic business travelers,” said Thorsten Kirschke, president,Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “Radisson Medan is a great addition to our portfolio in Indonesia where we are continuing to grow with our long-term strategic partner, Panorama Group,” he added.

In 2013, Carlson Rezidor signed a strategic partnership with Panorama Group, an integrated group of companies focusing on tourism, transportation, hospitality and related businesses in Indonesia, to develop Carlson Rezidor hotels in attractive tourist destinations and top-tier Indonesian cities including Bali, Jakarta and Surabaya, as well as emerging destinations such as Bandung, Bintan, Lombok, Makassar and Palembang.

Radisson Medan is owned by VIGOUR Group, a diversified family business that has interests in agribusiness, hotels, consumer goods and alcoholic beverages. “This is a part of VIGOUR Group’s strategy to enhance our hotel portfolio. Radisson is a globally recognized brand and we are confident that the rebranding, coupled with Carlson Rezidor’s management expertise, will drive hotel performance and deliver a strong return on our investment,” said Philander Jong, member of the family, Commissioner of VIGOUR Group and Director of the group’s hotel arm PT.Aiho Indah.

Radisson is one of the world’s leading global hotel brands. It delivers vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality that is characterized by its unique Yes I Can! service philosophy. Radisson hotels offer an upscale stay experience, backed by its 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee and a range of World of Radisson services and amenities, which have been created specifically to be empathetic to the challenges of modern travel.

In Asia Pacific, there are currently 13 Radisson hotels in operation and 21 more in the pipeline.

About PT. Carlson Panorama Hospitality

PT. Carlson Panorama Hospitality is a joint venture between Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and Panorama Group that was established in 2013. Under the agreement, 20 Radisson and Park Inn by Radisson hotels will be developed in Indonesia over the next seven years. These hotels will be located in attractive tourist destinations and in top tier Indonesian cities.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups and includes more than 1,370 hotels in operation and under development with180,000 rooms and a footprint spanning 110 countries and territories. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes a powerful set of global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 85,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., andBrussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.carlsonrezidor.com and follow on Twitter @carlsonrezidor.

About Panorama Group

Panorama Group is a leading, dynamic and an integrated tourism group of companies in Indonesia, focusing on Tourism, Transportation, Hospitality and related businesses. The Group’s extensive range of products and services includes the provision of destination management, travel & leisure, transportation with a fleet of more than 1,000 tourist coaches and executive taxis, car rentals, MICE, recreational parks, restaurant and cafes, as well as hotel development, hospitality management and hotel distribution channels. With 40 years of experience and 4,000 staff, Panorama serves millions of customers, including more than 200,000 international tourists annually. Some of companies within Panorama Group have been listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, one of them is: PT. Panorama Sentrawisata, Tbk. (IDX: PANR).

Contact Details

Tracy Lui, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group I +65 9839 4095 I tlui@carlsonrezidor.com
Ben Gardeen, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group | +1 (763) 212-1418 or +1 (763) 212-8129 bgardeen@carlsonrezidor.com
AB Sadewa, Panorama Group | +62 21 2556 5000 | ab.sadewa@panorama-group.com

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Source: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

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September 22, 2015 at 5:41 pm

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NetComm Wireless Launches New 4G M2M Router at Telstra Vantage

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) today announced the launch of the NetComm Wireless 4G M2M Router (NTC-140-02), a future-ready Machine-to-Machine (M2M) device that brings greater speed, reliability and security to data intensive applications such as video surveillance, in-vehicle communications, digital signage and business continuity.

The economical NTC-140-02 is designed to drive M2M uptake from a wider market base of industries while facilitating the migration of existing assets from 2G to 4G LTE. Developed to support demanding M2M deployments over the long-term, the industrial-grade NTC-140-02 provides real-time M2M data connectivity and remote management over 4G, and features: two Gigabit Ethernet ports, vehicle voltage support, GPS and ignition input for mobile assets.

“In a market still dominated by first movers, we are pleased to introduce an economical and adaptable 4G M2M device that gives all businesses the opportunity to build innovative solutions that meet unique requirements. The latest addition to our NTC-140 series is expected to drive M2M adoption across a wide cross section of industries at a time of unprecedented market growth,” said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless.

The NTC-140-02 enables M2M applications such as video surveillance where power is available but fixed line Internet access is not. Whether monitoring an unmanned warehouse or public area, allowing stakeholders to view the progress of a construction project or managing webcams at popular tourist attractions, the NTC-140-02 enables low cost remote management over 4G.

Business continuity and reliable connectivity is assured with automatic failover to 3G when outside of 4G coverage areas, and instant fall-back to 4G when the Gigabit Ethernet ports are used as an alternate Internet connection. The device also supports remote management protocols such as LWM2M, TR-069 and SNMP to allow quick and easy integration with a wide range of remote management platforms.

The powerful processor delivers optimal performance and its embedded NetComm Linux OS and Software Development Kit (SDK) enables the installation of custom software applications to the on board memory. Its polycarbonate and rubber enclosure is mountable, designed for rugged deployments and also features temperature tolerances making the robust NTC-140-02 ideal for remote and industrial environments.

NetComm Wireless is exhibiting at Telstra Vantage 2015, September 22-23 at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

About NetComm Wireless Limited

NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices and solutions globally. The company provides 3G, 4G and rural broadband new generation fixed-wireless devices that underpin an increasingly connected world. Leading telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators utilise NetComm Wireless’ solutions to optimise network performance and to support their connected products and services in the M2M and rural broadband markets. For the past 33 years, NetComm Wireless has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is now a globally recognised wireless innovator. Headquartered in Sydney (Australia), NetComm Wireless has offices in the US, Europe/UK, New Zealand, Middle East and Japan. For more information visit www.netcommwireless.com.

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Source: NetComm Wireless Limited

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September 22, 2015 at 5:32 pm

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Indian Companies Sparkle at JNA Awards 2015

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HONG KONG/PRNewswire/ — Since its inception in 2012, the JNA Awards continues to witness strong participation from India. This year, the JNA Awards recognises seven companies that have garnered a total of 11 nominations for their contributions to the international jewellery and gemstone industry.

The shortlisted Indian companies are more widely represented this year, with nominations covering eight categories. India continues to dominate the Diamond Cutting & Polishing category, and has earned much-coveted spots in the Coloured Gemstone Cutting & Polishing, Industry Innovation of the Year and E-tailer of the Year categories for the first time.

The shortlisted companies and their award categories are:

1.      Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd

  • Employer of the Year
  • Manufacturer of the Year – Diamond Cutting & Polishing

2.      J. B. And Brothers Pvt Ltd

  • Manufacturer of the Year – Diamond Cutting & Polishing
  • Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India

3.      Kashi Jewellers

  • Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India

4.      Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd

  • Sustainability Initiative of the Year

5.      RMC Gems India Ltd

  • Manufacturer of the Year – Coloured Gemstone Cutting & Polishing

6.      Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt Ltd

  • 3 Decades of Excellence
  • Industry Innovation of the Year
  • Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India

7.      Vaibhav Global Ltd

  • E-tailer of the Year

“The JNA Awards has become an important annual event in the industry that focuses on Asian businesses,” saidNirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of GIA in India and the Middle East and a member of the JNA Awards 2015 judging panel. “It is heartening to see Indian businesses participate and being shortlisted for these prestigious awards. These companies motivate others to raise the bar of excellence even higher.”

These seven shortlisted companies, all leaders in their respective fields, recognise the importance and prestige of the JNA Awards in the jewellery and gemstone industry.

“The JNA Awards helps promote gems and jewellery as a luxury product and creates a ripple effect in the industry, serving as a platform for businesses and brands to not just achieve recognition, but also stimulate the emergence of new ideas and best practices for the industry,” J.B. And Brothers said.

J. B. And Brothers Pvt Ltd's diamond cutting and polishing facility in Surat, India
J. B. And Brothers Pvt Ltd’s diamond cutting and polishing facility in Surat, India

“Kashi Jewellers is particularly pleased to have been honoured several times by the JNA Awards, which it considers as the Oscars of the jewellery industry,” added Shreyansh Kapoor, Vice President of Kashi Jewellers.

From left: Pink Collection and Diamond 4 String Collection by Kashi Jewellers
From left: Pink Collection and Diamond 4 String Collection by Kashi Jewellers

There is also a strong emphasis on corporate social responsibility where companies including Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd, Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd and Shree Ramkrishna Pvt Ltd (SRK) engage in company-wide initiatives to invest in employee well-being programmes, community service projects and global citizenship.

From left: Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd and Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd, employee participation in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission); Shree Ramkrishna Pvt Ltd,  supporting charity programmes for the youth
From left: Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd and Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd, employee participation in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission); Shree Ramkrishna Pvt Ltd, supporting charity programmes for the youth

“An award is always a motivating tool for employees to give their best. The recognition given by the management of a magazine like JNA (Jewellery News Asia) is always a valuable asset,” commented Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd.

“Customers enjoy doing business with us knowing that we manufacture and sell diamonds ethically with complete responsibility,” said Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd.

Being named an Honouree in three categories – 3 Decades of Excellence, Industry Innovation of the Year and Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India – are the latest commendations bestowed on SRK. “The JNA Awards is very special since it is a platform where all respected members of the gemstone and jewellery industry stand together. All Honourees have their own unique selling propositions. This is such a rare event,” shared Shreyans Dholakia, Director of SRK.

First-time Honourees include RMC Gems for Manufacturer of the Year – Coloured Gemstone Cutting & Polishing, and Vaibhav Global Ltd for E-tailer of the Year.

“This is a prestigious endorsement of our business and an acknowledgment of our commitment to excellence, responsible and ethical business practices, and innovation,” remarked Nirmal Bardiya, Managing Director of RMC Gems India.

Group Chairman Sunil Agrawal of Vaibhav Global Ltd added, “The JNA Awards celebrates the success of organisations and also showcases them to the global community. This initiative generates new friends, suppliers and opportunities.”

The JNA Awards judging panel is comprised of five industry experts namely Albert Cheng, Advisor to the World Gold Council, Far East; James Courage, Chairman of the Responsible Jewellery Council; Lin Qiang, President and Managing Director of the Shanghai Diamond Exchange; Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of GIA India and theMiddle East; and Yasukazu Suwa, Chairman of Suwa & Son, Inc.

The Award Honourees and Recipients will be feted at the JNA Awards 2015 Ceremony and Gala Dinner, which will be held on Sunday, September 20 at the Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong. It is a ticketed event by application only. Interested parties can submit their request by logging on to www.JNAawards.com

JNA Awards 2015 is led by Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook as Headline Partners, with Diarough Group, Gübelin Group, Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies, Shanghai Diamond Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Ltd as Honoured Partners.

For more information on the event, please visit www.JNAawards.com or contact:

JNA Awards Marketing
UBM Asia (Hong Kong)
+852 2516-2184
marketing@jnaawards.com

Notes for Editors:

1.      About JNA (www.jewellerynewsasia.com )

JNA is the organiser of the JNA Awards and is the flagship publication of UBM Asia’s Jewellery Group. First published in 1983, the title is the leader in providing up-to-date international jewellery trade news with an Asian insight. It features original, in-depth reports by experienced journalists covering the latest developments in the diamond, pearl, gemstone, jewellery manufacturing, and equipment and supplies sectors.

2.      About the Headline Partners

2.1 Rio Tinto Diamonds (www.riotinto.com/diamondsandminerals )

Rio Tinto operates a fully integrated diamonds business from exploration through to sales and marketing. It is one of the world’s major diamond producers through its 100 percent control of the Argyle mine in Australia, 60 percent interest in Diavik mine in Canada, 78 percent interest in the Murowa mine in Zimbabwe and 100 percent interest in the Bunder project in India.

Rio Tinto’s share of the production from its three operating diamond mines is sold through its sales and marketing office in Antwerp, with representative offices in Mumbai, Hong Kong and New York. It also operates a niche cutting and polishing factory in Perth for the rare pink diamonds from its Argyle mine. Rio Tinto is a leading supporter of the Kimberley Process, as well as a founding member of the Responsible Jewellery Council.

2.2 Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (www.chowtaifook.com )

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd, one of the world’s leading jeweller and the largest in terms of sales, was listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in December 2011. Chow Tai Fook is now a constituent stock of the Hang Seng China 50 Index and the Hang Seng Mainland 100 Index.

The iconic brand “Chow Tai Fook” of the Group has been widely recognised for its trustworthiness and authenticity, and renowned for product design, quality and value. The acquisition of Hearts On Fire, an internationally acclaimed US luxury jewellery brand, has further underpinned the Group’s stature as a diamond expert in the industry.

The Group has an extensive retail network comprising 2,270 Chow Tai Fook and Hearts On Fire points of sale spanning nearly 500 cities in Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and the United States, as well as a strong and fast growing e-tail network through operating its Chow Tai Fook e-Shop and various e-tail accounts on other online shopping platforms.

The Group’s sophisticated vertically integrated business model provides an effective and tight control over the entire operation chain from raw material procurement, design, production, to marketing and sales through its extensive POS and e-tail channels.

3.      About the Honoured Partners

3.1 Diarough Group (www.diarough.com)

Diarough Group was established in Antwerp in 1975 and owns diamond polishing factories in China, India, Thailandand Botswana, with a network of sales offices around the world. Diarough is known among the most professional and respected names in the international diamond industry.

Diarough believes in building and nurturing long-term business relationships based on mutual trust, finding solutions to business and marketing problems, creating marketable opportunities through innovative products and providing excellent client services.

Its jewellery manufacturing unit Uni-Design has produced many award-winning jewellery pieces, which have been proudly worn by celebrities on the red carpet over the years.

The Group employs over 3,500 people and is engaged in a wide range of diamond business activities like rough trading, cutting, polishing, jewellery manufacturing and marketing to retailers, chain stores, global brands and private labels worldwide. Diarough employs advanced technology and modern work speed with traditional ethical business practices upon which the Company was founded.

3.2 Gübelin Group (www.gubelin.com)

Since 1854, the name Gübelin has stood for the very highest standards in gemstones, jewellery and watches. With its selection of the most sought-after timepieces and jewellery of its own design, the family-run business is represented at all the prime locations in Switzerland: Lucerne, Zurich, Basel, Bern, St. Moritz, Lugano and Geneva. Last November, Gübelin Jewellery established its presence in Hong Kong.

Besides the jewellery boutiques and the Gübelin Ateliers, the group has a newly-established Academy and a world-renowned Gemmological Laboratory. The Gübelin Gem Lab is one of the oldest and most respected institutions of its kind, relied on by dealers, auction houses, royal families and collectors since the 1920s.

3.3 Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (www.israelidiamond.co.il)

The Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) is a non-profit, public interest company representing all institutions involved in the Israeli Diamond Industry. Israel is one of the world’s leading diamond centres and IDI works to enhance Israel’s position as a major trading and manufacturing hub.

IDI works to benefit Israel’s diamond industry in a variety of areas including:  marketing and PR, technological innovation, encouraging local manufacturing, training, and security consulting. IDI seeks out new markets for Israeli diamonds and develops existing ones.  As part of this effort, IDI organizes industry participation in major trade fairs around the world, establishing Israeli Diamond Pavilions and sponsoring events at these shows.

IDI operates a representative office in Hong Kong, which fosters trade relations with Asian markets.

3.4 Shanghai Diamond Exchange (www.cnsde.com)

Authorised by the State Council, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE) is the only diamond exchange in Chinaand provides diamond dealers a fair and safe transaction venue under close supervision. It also enjoys a favourable taxation policy and is operated in accordance with international best practices of the diamond industry.

Established in 2000, the SDE is a non-profit, self-regulating membership organisation and a member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses.

3.5 The Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (www.gdland.com.hk)

The Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND), with its headquarters in Hong Kong, is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and is a subsidiary of GDH Limited, which is Guangdong Province’s largest conglomerate operating outside Mainland China.

The principal business of GDLAND is property development and investment, including but not limited to the development and operational management of the innovative commercial real estate, urban complex and industrial business complex. As the strategic arm of GDH Limited, GDLAND engages in the business development of commercial real estate, as well as the projects of urban and industrial complex.

GDLAND’s flagship project, namely the “Buxin Project”, is planned to become the biggest and most advanced jewellery mart in the world, including a large-scale jewellery trading and exhibition centre along with other facilities, with a lot size of over 87,000 square metres and the construction scale (floor area) is expected to be more than 700,000 square metres. The Buxin Project, which is located in the Buxin area of Luohu district in Central Shenzhen, close to the Shuibei Gold and Jewellery Base, is expected to develop the area into one of the most influential gold and jewellery trading and exchange platforms in China and around the world.

4.      About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asiaand the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kongand subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 30 offices and 1,300 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 20 market sectors with 230 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions and high-level professional conferences, 23 targeted trade publications, 20 round-the-clock online products 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, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise 90 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 40 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai organise 40 exhibitions and conferences every year across the country.

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Source: JNA

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September 22, 2015 at 5:29 pm

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Microchip Expands High-Performance 32-bit MCU Family with Integrated Floating Point Unit Series

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-New 48-member PIC32MZ EF series integrates 2 MB Flash, 512 KB RAM, 18 MSPS 12-bit ADC, FPU, crypto engine, hi-speed USB, 10/100 Ethernet, CAN and best-in-class peripheral options

BANGKOK /PRNewswire/ — Microchip Technology Inc. [NASDAQ: MCHP], a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, has announced a new series within its high-performance PIC32MZ family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that features an integrated hardware floating point unit (FPU) for high performance and lower latency in intensive single and double-precision math applications. This new 48-member PIC32MZ EF series also offers a 12-bit, 18 MSPS analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for a wide array of high-speed, wide-bandwidth applications. Additionally, the PIC32MZ EF supports an extensive DSP instruction set. This combination of DSP instructions, a double-precision FPU and a high-speed ADC improves code density, decreases latency and accelerates performance in process-intensive applications.

Microchip PIC32MZ EF Embedded Connectivity MCU Family
Microchip PIC32MZ EF Embedded Connectivity MCU Family

For an overview of the PIC32MZ family, please visit: http://www.microchip.com/PIC32MZ-091415a.

The PIC32MZ EF series is powered by Imagination’s MIPS M-Class core at 200MHz/330 DMIPS and 3.28 CoreMarks/MHz, along with dual-panel, live-update flash (up to 2 MB), large RAM (512 KB) and the widest selection of connectivity peripherals in the entire PIC32 portfolio, including a 10/100 Ethernet MAC, hi-speed USB MAC/PHY and dual CAN ports. Many embedded applications are adding better graphics displays, and the PIC32MZ EF, in the LCCG configuration, can support up to a WQVGA display without the added cost of external graphics controllers. An optional, full-featured hardware crypto engine is also available with a random number generator for high-throughput data encryption/decryption and authentication (e.g., AES, 3DES, SHA, MD5 and HMAC).

Accelerating product cycles and rapidly evolving customer demands are increasing time-to-market pressures on designers. Microchip’s award-winning MPLAB® Harmony Integrated Software Framework provides a modular, pre-tested and easy-to-use GUI based development ecosystem that helps ease integration, reduce testing and speed adaptation to quickly changing market demands; enabling designers to focus on product development.

“The PIC32MZ EF is the second-generation series within our popular PIC32MZ family of high-performance MCUs,” said Rod Drake, vice president of Microchip’s MCU32 Division. “This series’ higher performance, floating point unit, larger Flash, connectivity options and rich peripheral set will help embedded developers address the increasing demands of high-end and next-generation applications. Additionally, our MPLAB Harmony Integrated Software Framework will help accelerate software integration, product-development cycles and time to market.”

Development Support

The new PIC32MZ EF series is also supported by Microchip’s free MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE), within which Harmony operates, as well as the MPLAB XC32 Compilers. The MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger (part # DV164035) and MPLAB REAL ICE™ In-Circuit Emulator System (part # DV244005) are also available.

Four new PIC32MZ EF development tools are also available today. The complete, turn-key PIC32MZ Embedded Connectivity with FPU EF Starter Kit (Part # DM320007); the PIC32MZ Embedded connectivity with Floating Point Unit and Crypto Starter Kit (Part # DM320007-C); the PIC32MZ2048EF PIM Explorer 16 Plug In Module(Part # MA320019), and the PIC32MZ EF Audio 144-pin PIM for Bluetooth® Audio Development Kit (Part # MA320018). For more information and to purchase these tools, visithttp://www.microchip.com/microchipDIRECT-091415a.

The PIC32MZ EF series is also featured in the new version of the Arduino™ compatible Digilent® chipKIT™ Wi-FIRE development board. This board provides easy access to professional applications and libraries targeting new PIC32 users. It enables them with rapid-prototype development and eases migration into professional integrated development environments, such as Microchip’s MPLAB X IDE. The new PIC32MX EF version of this board can be purchased by visiting http://www.microchip.com/chipKIT-091415a.

Availability

All 48 members of the PIC32MZ EF series are available now for sampling and volume production. The crypto engine is integrated into 16 of the PIC32MZ EF MCUs, and there are 12 MCUs with 512 KB of Flash, 24 MCUs with 1 MB of Flash and 12 MCUs with 2 MB of Flash.

The superset family members and their package options are 64-pin QFN (9×9 mm) and TQFP (10×10 mm) for the PIC32MZ2048EFH064; 100-pin TQFP (12×12 and 14×14 mm) for the PIC32MZ2048EFH100; 124-pin VTLA (9×9 mm) for the PIC32MZ2048EFH124; and 144-pin TQFP (16×16 mm) and LQFP (20×20 mm) for the PIC32MZ2048EFH144.

The superset MCUs with an integrated crypto engine are the PIC32MZ2048EFM064, PIC32MZ2048EFM100, PIC32MZ2048EFM124 and PIC32MZ2048EFM144.

For more information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorised worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s website at http://www.microchip.com/PIC32-091415a. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorised distributors.

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September 22, 2015 at 3:30 pm

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JNA Awards 2015 Honours Industry’s Brightest

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — JNA Awards, one of the world’s most prestigious awards in the gemstone and jewellery sector, tonight celebrated and honoured enterprises and individuals whose ambitions have helped elevate the industry and inspired others to do the same.

The JNA Awards honours exceptional leadership and world-class innovation in the jewellery and gemstone industry.
The JNA Awards honours exceptional leadership and world-class innovation in the jewellery and gemstone industry.

Leading off the brilliant assembly of awardees was Ou Yang Chiu Mei, recipient of JNA’s highest honour – the Lifetime Achievement Award. This tribute is presented to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the gemstone and jewellery industry.

Organised by JNA (Jewellery News Asia), the awards gala dinner was the centrepiece of a year-long effort to recognise individuals and companies that have distinguished themselves in the jewellery industry. The event was attended by more than 500 industry stakeholders at the Regal Airport Hotel in Hong Kong, and was held on the sidelines of the world’s No. 1 fine jewellery B2B show, the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ou Yang is an internationally acclaimed gemmologist and mineralogist whose tireless research, scientific discoveries and knowledge application have significantly contributed to the growth and development of the jadeite trade.

Her long list of accomplishments features many “firsts,” including identifying a new mineral in the Burmese jadeite group; defining the official terminology for jade; identifying the presence of enhancement and treatment of jade inHong Kong and producing a set of criteria for identifying and grading different jade types. Her passionate pursuit of knowledge has earned her the title “Jade Lady” among industry insiders.

The JNA Awards honours exceptional leadership and world-class innovation in the jewellery and gemstone industry.

Award recipients: 15 categories

The 18 award recipients across 15 categories were:

  1. 3 Decades of Excellence: Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association
  2. Brand of the Year – Retail: Chii Lih Coral Co Ltd
  3. Employer of the Year: Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Co
  4. Industry Innovation of the Year:
    China Stone Co Ltd
    Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd
    Shenzhen United BlueOcean Technology Development Co Ltd
    Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt Ltd
  5. Manufacturer of the Year – Gemstone Cutting & Polishing: RMC Gems India Ltd
  6. Manufacturer of the Year – Diamond Cutting & Polishing: Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd
  7. Manufacturer of the Year – Gem-Set Jewellery: Lorenzo Jewelry Ltd
  8. Manufacturer of the Year – Precious Metals-Only Jewellery: Shenzhen Ganlu Jewelry Co Ltd
  9. Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – ASEAN Countries: PANDORA Production Co Ltd
  10. Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India: J. B. And Brothers Pvt Ltd
  11. Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – Mainland China: Shenzhen Batar Investment
    Holding Group Co Ltd
  12. Retailer of the Year (450 outlets and below): Golden dew Co Ltd
  13. E-tailer of the Year: KELA
  14. Sustainability Initiative of the Year: Shenzhen Xingguangda Jewelry Industrial Co Ltd
  15. Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Age 40 or below): Sit Kwan – Shenzhen Bofook Jewellery Co Ltd

Letitia Chow, founder of JNA, director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia and chair of the JNA Awards judging panel, lauded the recipients and honourees for demonstrating qualities that define excellence in business.

“As you can imagine, going through the rigorous judging process and be named as one of our honourees is an outstanding achievement in itself,” Chow said. “Each year, the honourees demonstrate how we can do business in a smarter, more creative and efficient way. They refuse to be complacent by displaying great resilience and forward thinking, and embracing challenges with an open mind.”

She continued, “With the JNA Awards, we help create a new culture of encouragement, recognition and celebration rather than competition. Collectively, we can reach higher grounds, and we want the world to understand us – the jewellery industry – better.”

Outstanding achievements

Jean-Marc Lieberherr, managing director of Rio Tinto Diamonds, said the year 2015 represents an important milestone for both Rio Tinto Diamonds and the JNA Awards.

“For Rio Tinto, it’s the fifth year since we entered the Chinese market. For the JNA Awards, it’s four years since inception, which Rio Tinto is very proud to have been part of,” Lieberherr said. “Rio Tinto’s efforts here over the past five years have been about more than just diamonds. It has been about innovative partnerships and striving to be the best we can be together.”

He added, “With this in mind, I would like to pay tribute to our partners in the JNA Awards, who have worked so hard to create the conditions for greater industry collaboration, and to our strategic partner, Chow Tai Fook, who work hard at creating new markets for diamond jewellery with us.”

Kent Wong, managing director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd, added, “Being a Headline Partner of the JNA Awards for four consecutive years since its inauguration in 2012 demonstrates Chow Tai Fook’s strong support to this prestigious industry event, which recognises innovation and excellence. We have witnessed the success of the JNA Awards year after year with its increasing number of participants and supporters, and growing recognition within the industry.”

Wong continued, “The JNA Awards is a platform for all of us who share the same values and missions to raise industry standards and uphold best practices for the betterment of the jewellery sector. Let’s applaud the Award’s fourth triumphant year, and congratulate the award Recipients and Honourees on their outstanding performances and achievements.”

The fourth annual JNA Awards was supported by Headline Partners Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook, together with Honoured Partners Diarough Group, Gubelin Group, Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies, Shanghai Diamond Exchange and Guangdong Land Holdings Ltd.

For more information on the event, please visit www.JNAawards.com or contact:

JNA Awards Marketing
UBM Asia (Hong Kong)
+852-2516-2184
marketing@jnaawards.com

Notes for Editors:

1. About JNA (www.jewellerynewsasia.com)

JNA is the organiser of the JNA Awards and is the flagship publication of UBM Asia’s Jewellery Group. First published in 1983, the title is the leader in providing up-to-date international jewellery trade news with an Asian insight. It features original, in-depth reports by experienced journalists covering the latest developments in the diamond, pearl, gemstone, jewellery manufacturing, and equipment and supplies sectors.

2. About the Headline Partners

2.1 Rio Tinto Diamonds (www.riotinto.com/diamondsandminerals)

Rio Tinto operates a fully integrated diamonds business from exploration through to sales and marketing. It is one of the world’s major diamond producers through its 100 percent control of the Argyle mine in Australia, 60 percent interest in Diavik mine in Canada, 78 percent interest in the Murowa mine in Zimbabwe and 100 percent interest in the Bunder project in India.

Rio Tinto’s share of the production from its three operating diamond mines is sold through its sales and marketing office in Antwerp, with representative offices in Mumbai, Hong Kong and New York. It also operates a niche cutting and polishing factory in Perth for the rare pink diamonds from its Argyle mine. Rio Tinto is a leading supporter of the Kimberley Process, as well as a founding member of the Responsible Jewellery Council.

2.2 Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (www.chowtaifook.com)

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd, one of the world’s leading jewellers and the largest in terms of sales, was listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in December 2011. Chow Tai Fook is now a constituent stock of the Hang Seng China 50 Index and the Hang Seng Mainland 100 Index.

The iconic brand “Chow Tai Fook” of the Group has been widely recognised for its trustworthiness and authenticity, and renowned for product design, quality and value. The acquisition of Hearts On Fire, an internationally acclaimed US luxury jewellery brand, has further underpinned the Group’s stature as a diamond expert in the industry.

The Group has an extensive retail network comprising 2,270 Chow Tai Fook and Hearts On Fire points of sale spanning nearly 500 cities in Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and the United States, as well as a strong and fast growing e-tail network through operating its Chow Tai Fook e-Shop and various e-tail accounts on other online shopping platforms.

The Group’s sophisticated vertically integrated business model provides an effective and tight control over the entire operation chain from raw material procurement, design, production, to marketing and sales through its extensive POS and e-tail channels.

3. About the Honoured Partners

3.1 Diarough Group (www.diarough.com)

Diarough Group was established in Antwerp in 1975 and owns diamond polishing factories in China, India, Thailandand Botswana, with a network of sales offices around the world. Diarough is known among the most professional and respected names in the international diamond industry.

Diarough believes in building and nurturing long-term business relationships based on mutual trust, finding solutions to business and marketing problems, creating marketable opportunities through innovative products and providing excellent client services.

Its jewellery manufacturing unit Uni-Design has produced many award-winning jewellery pieces, which have been proudly worn by celebrities on the red carpet over the years.

The Group employs over 3,500 people and is engaged in a wide range of diamond business activities like rough trading, cutting, polishing, jewellery manufacturing and marketing to retailers, chain stores, global brands and private labels worldwide. Diarough employs advanced technology and modern work speed with traditional ethical business practices upon which the Company was founded.

3.2 Gubelin Group (www.gubelin.com)

Since 1854, the name Gubelin has stood for the very highest standards in gemstones, jewellery and watches. With its selection of the most sought-after timepieces and jewellery of its own design, the family-run business is represented at all the prime locations in Switzerland: Lucerne, Zurich, Basel, Bern, St. Moritz, Lugano and Geneva. Last November, Gubelin Jewellery established its presence in Hong Kong.

Besides the jewellery boutiques and the Gubelin Ateliers, the group has a newly-established Academy and a world-renowned Gemmological Laboratory. The Gubelin Gem Lab is one of the oldest and most respected institutions of its kind, relied on by dealers, auction houses, royal families and collectors since the 1920s.

3.3 Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (www.israelidiamond.co.il)

The Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) is a non-profit, public interest company representing all institutions involved in the Israeli Diamond Industry. Israel is one of the world’s leading diamond centres and IDI works to enhance Israel’s position as a major trading and manufacturing hub.

IDI works to benefit Israel’s diamond industry in a variety of areas including: marketing and PR, technological innovation, encouraging local manufacturing, training, and security consulting. IDI seeks out new markets for Israeli diamonds and develops existing ones. As part of this effort, IDI organizes industry participation in major trade fairs around the world, establishing Israeli Diamond Pavilions and sponsoring events at these shows.

IDI operates a representative office in Hong Kong, which fosters trade relations with Asian markets.

3.4 Shanghai Diamond Exchange (www.cnsde.com)

Authorised by the State Council, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE) is the only diamond exchange in Chinaand provides diamond dealers a fair and safe transaction venue under close supervision. It also enjoys a favourable taxation policy and is operated in accordance with international best practices of the diamond industry.

Established in 2000, the SDE is a non-profit, self-regulating membership organisation and a member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses.

3.5 The Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (www.gdland.com.hk)

The Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND), with its headquarters in Hong Kong, is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and is a subsidiary of GDH Limited, which is Guangdong Province’s largest conglomerate operating outside Mainland China.

The principal business of GDLAND is property development and investment, including but not limited to the development and operational management of the innovative commercial real estate, urban complex and industrial business complex. As the strategic arm of GDH Limited, GDLAND engages in the business development of commercial real estate, as well as the projects of urban and industrial complex.

GDLAND’s flagship project, namely the “Buxin Project”, is planned to become the biggest and most advanced jewellery mart in the world, including a large-scale jewellery trading and exhibition centre along with other facilities, with a lot size of over 87,000 square metres and the construction scale (floor area) is expected to be more than 700,000 square metres. The Buxin Project, which is located in the Buxin area of Luohu district in Central Shenzhen, close to the Shuibei Gold and Jewellery Base, is expected to develop the area into one of the most influential gold and jewellery trading and exchange platforms in China and around the world.

4. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asiaand the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kongand subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 30 offices and 1,300 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 20 market sectors with 230 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions and high-level professional conferences, 23 targeted trade publications, 20 round-the-clock online products 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, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise 90 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 40 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai organise 40 exhibitions and conferences every year across the country.

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September 22, 2015 at 3:21 pm

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LIVESTOCK ASIA 2015 Opens as the Region’s Livestock Industry Gears Towards International Competitiveness

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Organised by UBM Asia, LIVESTOCK ASIA 2015 opens its doors hosting over 300 exhibitors representing 32 countries showcasing the latest technologies and supplies for feed and livestock production. The opening ceremony which took place on 21 September at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre was graced with the presence of YB. Dato’ Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Malaysia, as the show was announced officially open for trade professionals. The winners for the 8th Malaysian Livestock Industry Awards were also announced during the ceremony. The three-day event which will run until 23 September includes the exhibition, technical seminars, co-located conferences, and a dedicated ‘ASEAN Product Registration Seminar’ offering participants invaluable insights in to regulations for livestock and livestock product registration across ASEAN countries including Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam andThailand. The general theme of the event this year’s edition of LIVESTCOK ASIA is ‘Feeding the ASEAN Economic Community’s Future’.The event is supported by The Federation of Livestock Farmers’ Associations of Malaysia (FLFAM), the World Poultry Science Association (WPSA), World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) and Veterinary Association of Malaysia.

Another key feature at LIVESTOCK ASIA this year will be the Asia Meatec Conference which will cover topics such as World Perspective Towards Meat Industry, Trends in Southeast Asia’s Poultry Meat Industry, and Adoption of Food Safety Measures and Halal Perspective. Professor Dr. Abdul Salam Babji frm Uninversiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Gordan Butland from G&S Agri Consultants Co. Ltd, and many other prominent industry elites from the region will be speaking at the conference.

“The pressing industry topic that will be addressed at LIVESTOCK ASIA 2015 will be that of the global readiness of the livestock industry in the ASEAN region as the race towards establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is on. The enhancement of competitiveness of food, agricultural and livestock products in international markets, and the empowerment of farmers through the promotion of agricultural cooperatives has become the regions priority as the livestock industry prepares to compete on a global level. LIVESTOCK ASIA 2015 will provide farmers with the right platform to better understand the necessary steps required to be part of AEC’s overall goal,” said Y.Bhg Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Mustaffa Babjee, Chairman, UBM Malaysia.

Also taking place at the event is the 2nd World Veterinary Poultry Association and World Poultry Science Association (WVPA –WPSA) Scientific Conference, Biomin Seminar, and a Broiler Technical Seminar featuring regional and international experts sharing their knowledge on production of safe and quality animal products through improving animal health and better control and eradication of transboundary animal diseases particularly those of zoonotic nature, which threaten the public health. Show floor activities include the World Eggs Day co-organised with the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) Malaysia. Also running alongside the exhibition will be two other industry-relevant events Asia Meatec Expo & Forum, and the inaugural Halal Ingredients Asia.

“We look forward to welcoming our Malaysian and overseas visitors, and we are confident that LIVESTOCK ASIA2015 will not only present the right business opportunities for them but also a learning and sharing experience like no other,” added Y.Bhg Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Mustaffa Babjee, Chairman, UBM Malaysia.

LIVESTOCK ASIA will take place from 21-23 September 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC),Malaysia. Visit www.livestockasia.com for further details including exhibitor list, conference programme, speakers and other networking events taking place alongside the event, and registration information.

Notes to Editors:

1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in 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 70 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai andHyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

2. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events via online and print providing them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional communities from doctors to game developers, journalists to jewellery traders, farmers to pharmacists. Our 6,500 staff members in more than 40 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

Contact:

MARKETING COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT
United Business Media (M) Sdn Bhd
A-8-1, Level 8, Hampshire Place Office,
157, Hampshire 1, Jalan Mayang Sari 50450
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603-2176-8788 Fax: +603-2164-8786
Website: www.ubmasia.com

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September 22, 2015 at 3:19 pm

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Samsung Nurtures Ideas That Could Improve Lives With Solve For Tomorrow Competition

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-Competition to effect real change in communities by solving social issues with technology

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia/PRNewswire/ —  What if you could adapt a wheelchair into a device that mobilises disabled people in ways that they could never have dreamed possible or create a simple solution that could fight dengue? With Solve For Tomorrow, it feels like we are on the verge of discovering possible solutions to these social issues and more.

The three winning teams and the team who took home the People’s Choice award, pose for a victory photo with (standing, second from left, L-R) Dato' Roh Jae Yeol, Director of Corporate Affairs, Samsung Malaysia Electronics; Datuk Dr. Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman; CEO, MiGHT (Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology) and Mr. Lee Sang Hoon, President, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.
The three winning teams and the team who took home the People’s Choice award, pose for a victory photo with (standing, second from left, L-R) Dato’ Roh Jae Yeol, Director of Corporate Affairs, Samsung Malaysia Electronics; Datuk Dr. Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman; CEO, MiGHT (Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology) and Mr. Lee Sang Hoon, President, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

Ideas can be powerful and inspire real change in the communities we live in. This is the underlying message behind Samsung’s motivation to introduce Solve For Tomorrow here, a competition that challenges university students to conceptualise solutions that touch on topical issues and real challenges that Malaysians are facing today.

Ideas can result in immediate solutions or long-term achievements, as showcased by 20 student groups at the finale to the Solve For Tomorrow competition, rightfully themed as a Learning Festival at the White Box @ Publika. The competition requires student teams to outline a cause or problem, develop a solution and submit a working prototype.

This was then further whittled down to the penultimate Top 10 finalists who presented their ideas along with working prototypes to Mr Ken Ding, Head of Product Innovation, South East Asia & Oceania, Samsung Electronics; Prof. Madya Dr Arham Abdullah, Director, Industry Relations at the Ministry of Education; Encik Rushdi Abdul Rahim, Senior Vice President, MiGHT (Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology) and Mr Tan Eng Hoo, Founder & Vice President, MyTRIZ and Encik Mohd Yazid bin Sairi, Assistant Director, Industry Relations, at the Ministry of Higher Education. Each team had five minutes to pitch their ideas and show off their working prototypes, in addition to a five-minute Q&A session with the judges. What is apparent is that Solve For Tomorrow by Samsung offers a platform for students to experience a technopreneur’s journey and get their prototypes market ready. No idea is too big or too small; the merit lies in the capacity for change that each idea brings to the panel of judges.

“With Solve For Tomorrow, Malaysian students can take an active stance in making a positive change for all through using their ideas and creativity with technology. We want to support the Government’s focus on a holistic approach to education, through the emphasis of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics,” said MrLee Sang Hoon, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

“Continued focus and investment in science & technology is what Malaysia needs if we hope to have sustainable growth beyond 2020 and stay ahead of our economic competitors. In this respect, we see the parallel between Samsung Solve For Tomorrow and the Government’s Science to Action (S2A) Programme to transform the economy in areas that touch the lives of the nation,” said Datuk Dr Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman, Chief Executive Officer, MiGHT (Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology) in his keynote address.

As part of the day’s activities, a Learning Forum entitled ‘Innovation in Education’ was also held, with a panel of key opinion leaders and experts in innovation and technology including Dr Amani Salim, lecturer at International Islamic University Malaysia specialising in nanotechnology, and Dato’ IR Hong Lee Pee, President of AAET (ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology) who weighed in on whether key stakeholders were doing enough to encourage students to embrace innovation and the spirit of technopreneurship to take them through life.

Health and technology proved a winning formula for the Top Three winners of the Solve For Tomorrow competition – the entries that caught the judges eye were the Flex Controlled Electrical Wheelchair from Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC), the Lower Extremity Exoskeleton (LEE) Device from TARUC and the Interactive and Portable Rehabilitation for the Disabled (IPRD) by Monash University Malaysia.

“It pains me to see my grandmother facing difficulty walking up the stairs or walking for long distances. That’s why I believe this idea can change lives,” said Ching Weng Gui, team member for the LEE, a cost effective lower body brace. “Each and every one of us will get old. We will eventually face the difficulty our grandparents face now and that’s why I feel this device will help us all one day,” he added.

For Maslan Alam Malik from Monash, it was about making physiotherapy more fun – his IPRD prototype allows the user to control a computer/mobile game wirelessly by using their muscle contractions (surface EMG) to improve and track their physiotherapy. Recorded data is then analysed to determine the rate of fatigue and point of muscle failure.

A wheelchair that uses flex sensors to detect the bending motion of the fingers to control the motion of the wheelchair (Flex Controlled Electrical Wheelchair), ensuring that disabled people who are unable to control a joystick easily need not face difficulty anymore proved to be the final winning idea.

The People’s Choice Award was given to the Insect Zapper idea from TARUC, to catch flying insects by increasing swing area while utilizing lesser wrist energy.

To further reinforce the power of transformative ideas, the Top Three Prize winners received the opportunity to embark on a Learning Trip to South Korea. The winners will spend time with key minds at the Samsung headquarters, who will share their expertise, insights and learning into what makes Samsung a company that inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The top three winning teams also received a RM60,000 seed grant (shared across the three teams) to improve and advance their prototypes, an internship at Samsung Malaysia and Samsung devices.

This first Solve For Tomorrow competition garnered 108 submissions across five Demo Days at selected university hubs, covering different zones. The competition is open to public and private university students nationwide. Solve For Tomorrow is part of the Samsung Global Corporate Citizenship initiative in the core area of Education that employs creative technology for the betterment of local communities.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website atwww.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com

About Samsung Solve For Tomorrow

In 2010, Samsung inaugurated the Solve For Tomorrow competition in the U.S. The competition invited students to provide improvement ideas to social issues by using technology. Since then, Solve For Tomorrow has been introduced in Asia where it was first launched in Hong Kong in 2013 and Singapore in 2014.

In Malaysia, Solve For Tomorrow is held for the first time in 2015. It is supported by the Ministry of Education

Malaysia, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT),1 Malaysia For Youth (iM4U)and MyTriz (Malaysia Triz Innovation Association). The Partners were actively involved throughout the competition, providing mentorship and advice to the contestants from the first Demo Day.

https://my.campaign.samsung.com/solvefortomorrow

About the Industry Centre of Excellence (ICoE), Ministry of Higher Education

The Industry Centre of Excellence was introduced by the Ministry of Higher Education with the objectives of enhancing the relationship between universities and industries to develop human capital according to the respective needs and current surroundings, and increase their effort in the areas of research, development and commercialisation.

http://www.ump.edu.my/en/industry/industry-centre-excellence

About (Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT)

MIGHT is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee under the purview of the Prime Minister’s Department. MIGHT plays a key role in developing Malaysia’s high technology for business through its role as a think-tank, private-public consensus building and business nurturing platforms. It is an organisation built on the strength of public-private partnership with more than 100 members, both local and international, from industry, government and academia.

The Science to Action (S2A) is a programme that seeks to enable Malaysia to sustain its growth beyond 2020 through continued focus and investment in science & technology (S&T). S2A focuses on inclusive benefits “by all and for all” stakeholders including the government, industries & SMEs, the public, academia and youth.

http://www.might.org.my/

http://www.s2a.my/

About iM4U

1Malaysia for Youth, is Malaysia’s leading youth volunteer community, initiated by the Government. iM4U’s mission is to nurture youth volunteerism andsocial activism amongst Malaysian youth via volunteer and nation building activities that can benefit communities and social groups.

http://www.im4u.my/

About MyTRIZ

The MyTRIZ innovation association is a non-profit organisation that works to enhance the classroom environment by imparting effective problem solving skills not only for students but also teachers, lecturers and professors. TRIZ is a methodology, tool set, knowledge-based, and model-based technology for generating innovative ideas and solutions for problem solving.

http://mytriz.com.my/

Farah Zulkefly
Geometry Global
E: farah.zulkefly@geometry.com
T: +6012 3344 885

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Source: SAMSUNG MALAYSIA ELECTRONICS SDN BHD

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September 22, 2015 at 3:11 pm

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Doxee Expands its European Network to the United Kingdom with Digital Channels’ Partnership

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SAN JOSE, Calif. and MODENA, Italy, /PRNewswire/ —

Digital Channels to focus on the delivery of cloud-based CCM services for large enterprises.

Expanding its global partner network in Europe, Doxee, a leader in cloud based enterprise-class Customer Communication Management (CCM) and Document Output Production solutions and services, today announced a new Partnership with Digital Channels to sell and support the Doxee platform across the United Kingdom.

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A newly-formed company, Digital Channels will customize the Doxee Platform for customers, and offer comprehensive managed services. The primary business partner of Digital Channels is Espire Infolabs, a global IT services company.

“Our well-established expertise in Multi-Channel Customer Communication Management (MCCCM) services combined with Doxee’s innovative cloud platform is the perfect combination for delivering exceptional customer solutions,” said Gagan Oberoi, managing director, Espire Infolabs and director, Digital Channels. “Our clients want to eliminate redundant infrastructure investments and license costs for document creation, design and multi-channel delivery. This partnership demonstrates our response to this market imperative and intent to have a positive impact on clients’ operations & marketing costs, while enhancing customer experience through interactive communications.”

Digital Channels’ MCCCM solutions will focus exclusively on tapping into the U.K. marketplace. According toPravin Patel, director, Digital Channels, “the Doxee platform is unique and impressive, and will be critical in bringing cloud-based turnkey customer communications managed services to clients.  It’s much-needed, especially in insurance, financial services, utilities, government and media where there is always a need to improve processes and costs.”

“With an experienced team of IT professionals, Digital Channels is an outstanding partner for delivering our innovative cloud CCM offerings to enterprises in the U.K.,” remarked Doxee COO Ron Friedman.

“Doxee’s unique platform-as-a-service (PaaS) approach to multi-tenant CCM for managed services providers is gaining momentum among companies well-suited to our solutions,” Friedman added. “It is proving to be an effective business model for us and our partners.”

Doxee

Doxee is a leading global technology and services provider of enterprise-class, cloud-based CCM. Enterprises worldwide use Doxee solutions to deliver personalized and interactive customer communications to their clients.

Digital Channels

Digital Channels is a UK-based company specializing in Digital Experience Solutions aimed at improving customer experiences through impactful customer communication & experience management

Press Contacts
Larry Zusman
Director of Marketing, Global Operations
lzusman@doxee.com
Mobile: +1-5088084807

Pravin Patel
Director, Digital Channels Limited
Pravin.patel@digitalchannels.co.uk
Mobile: +44(0)7909118148

Source: Doxee
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September 22, 2015 at 2:52 pm

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