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UBM Asia Honoured with Asia’s Most Reliable Trade Show Organiser Award

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — UBM Asia was awarded ‘Asia’s Most Reliable Trade Show Organiser Award’ in Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Companies Awards (HKMVCA) 2016 on 12 November. The Awards Night was held at Harbour Grand Kowloon Hotel in Hong Kong.

Jime Essink, President & CEO of UBM Asia, (on the right) receives 'Asia's Most Reliable Trade Show Organiser Award'
Jime Essink, President & CEO of UBM Asia, (on the right) receives ‘Asia’s Most Reliable Trade Show Organiser Award’

This was the first time that an award category was added for exhibition organisers. Organised by Mediazone Group, publisher of the Hong Kong Most Valued Company (HKMVC), the Awards celebrates accomplished and promisingHong Kong-based and foreign companies for adding value to Hong Kong’s business.

Jimé Essink, President & CEO of UBM Asia, said: “We are deeply honoured to be the first winner of this Award and the only winner in this sector. It is a great endorsement of UBM Asia’s successful expansion strategy in the last eight years and our commitments to excel and provide the best customer experience for both exhibitors and visitors.”

The Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Companies Awards are based on and hosted by the territory’s largest circulating English-language business annual published since the year 2000 by the Mediazone Group of Publications in Hong Kong. The Awards were instituted to recognise true corporate advancement in terms of quality of product/service and commitment to improvisation, the pillars on which the Hong Kong economy rests.

Each year the Board of Editors using several print and online channels across a predetermined range of key industries, locate companies that have made a significant contribution to industry and market. These companies are chosen for a wide range of qualities including but not restricted to, best business practices, internal quality control, social responsibility, innovation, customer satisfaction, on-line customer reach and increase in overall growth. From these, successive rounds of elimination result in the list of finalists which is finally approved by the Publisher’s Office after which the companies are informed for their nomination.

Headquarters in Hong Kong, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 20 market sectors with 230 trade exhibitions and conferences, connecting 2,000,000 buyers and sellers from 150 countries every year. In Hong Kong, UBM Asia organises the world’s largest international jewellery fair (September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair) and Asia’s largest international beauty fair (Cosmoprof Asia).

For press enquiries, please contact:
Jennifer Law, Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications
UBM Asia
Tel: +852 2516 1691
Fax: +852 3749 7342
Email: Jennifer.Law@ubm.com

Jessica Wong, Senior Corporate Marketing & Communications Executive
UBM Asia
Tel: +852 2516 1679
Fax: +852 3749 7342
Email: Jessica.Wong@ubm.com

Notes to Editors

1. 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 31 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, 21 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock online products for over 2,000,000 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 70 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai organise 20 exhibitions and conferences every year across the country.

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

UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 5,000 staff in more than 20 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. Running over 300 events per year UBM is the second largest exhibitions organiser globally and the biggest commercial organiser in the US, mainland China,India and Malaysia.

For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM corporate news; follow@UBM for news and updates from across the businesses and selected members of UBM’s Twitterati. http://media.ubm.com/social.

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November 16, 2015 at 7:08 pm

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Fusionex Enters Into New Partnership with Dell

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ –– Fusionex, a multi-award winning, London Stock Exchange AIM-listed software provider specializing in Analytics, Business Intelligence, Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it will partner with Dell to provide customers in the Asian region with industry-leading, easy-to-deploy Big Data Analytics solutions.

The collaboration brings together the combined expertise of both organizations to offer enterprises a powerful, scalable and efficient big data analytics platform that integrates Fusionex’s advanced Big Data Analytics software (GIANT) with Dell’s enterprise stack of infrastructure offerings. The solution will enable companies of all sizes to kick-start their big data initiatives with ease and flexibility, as well as to deploy analytics in any environment, be it on-premise, on the cloud, or via a hybrid approach.

Dell is a leading company in the global IT infrastructure space,” said Ivan Teh, CEO of Fusionex. “We view this significant milestone as the beginning of a great partnership with immense potential. Together, we will be able to offer Fusionex’s GIANT software and Dell’s infrastructure to form a complete end-to-end solution. This will combine Dell’s big data optimised hardware with Fusionex’s proven analytics and data management platform. The partnership is also expected to broaden the distribution reach to both parties’ clients across multiple geographies.

“As more organizations embrace data analytics into the fabric of running their businesses in an increasingly data-driven marketplace, we see Fusionex as a key partner to complement Dell’s data centre and infrastructure solutions,” said Mak Chin Wah, General Manager of Enterprise Solutions, South Asia, Dell. “This partnership will enable us to extend our end-to-end capabilities to a broader set of customers. At the same time, we are confident that more customers will leverage technology trends such as Big Data, which are shaping today’s business landscape.”

Raju Chellam, Dell’s South Asia Head of Big Data and Cloud, said the partnership would embrace solutions in related areas as well. “This partnership with Fusionex is important because it would enable us to offer solutions and services encompassing business intelligence, business analytics, IoT (Internet of Things) and Big Data applications,” he said. “With Fusionex, we would also be able to tailor solutions across major verticals such as manufacturing, retail, healthcare, government and telecommunications. We are excited with this partnership and look forward to joint successes.”

Fusionex and Dell have also successfully collaborated on an IoT (Internet of Things) initiatives for Intel’s manufacturing facility, where a joint solution enabled Intel to cut costs, achieve higher production yields, and introduce smart maintenance via Big Data Analytics to Intel’s manufacturing processes.

About Fusionex

Fusionex is an established multi-award winning international provider of software solutions, specializing in Business Intelligence, Analytics and Big Data. Its offerings are focused on helping clients manage, understand and derive value and insights from data.

To learn more about Fusionex, visit www.fusionex-international.com.

Source: Fusionex

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November 16, 2015 at 6:40 pm

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CommunicAsia2016 and EnterpriseIT2016 Lead the Way to a Future Connected World as IoT and Smart Cities Take Asia by Storm

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-CommunicAsia will showcase the future technologies shaping our hyper-connected world and everyday lives

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — The Internet of Things (IoT) trend will add US$1.7 trillion in value to the global economy by 2019, according to a Business Insider Intelligence report – which is exactly why the upcoming CommunicAsia2016 and EnterpriseIT2016 – held from May 31 to June 3, 2016 at Marina Bay Sands,Singapore – will showcase the latest and most innovative of connectivity and mobility technologies.

Both key enablers of IoT and Smart Cities, connectivity and mobility are the bedrocks of a Smart Future. Asiacontains nearly half of the world’s Internet users and countries in the region are eager to implement these technologies to connect their cities. A recent Research and Markets report states India, for example, has allocated INR 70.6 billion (US$ 1.2 Billion) to create its first 100 smart cities, while Singapore’s Smart Nation Programme is well underway.

“CommunicAsia – Asia’s pinnacle ICT trade event – remains the top platform for international industry professionals to network with leading companies and see first-hand the latest technologies, connecting attendees with more than 22,000 business opportunities,” said Victor Wong, Project Director at Singapore Exhibition Services. “We are well-poised to address the growing value chain of the IoT and Smart City ecosystem and are very eager for visitors to see what we have in store, especially at the new and improved NXT@CommunicAsia.”

NXT@CommunicAsia – Spotlight on IoT solutions and Smart City innovations

Returning to the event for the third consecutive year, NXT@CommunicAsia on Level 3 will focus on IoT and Smart City innovations.

Exhibiting in the exclusive NXT@CommunicAsia area is Singapore-based SME and IT System Integrator, SC Soft, which will be demonstrating its products, presenting its company credentials and highlighting its presence in the regional markets.

“CommunicAsia is a hub for niche technologies from new and established local and regional players, and it provides us with the opportunity to meet with industry leaders as well as potential partners from emerging markets,” said Dr Joule Lee, CEO at SC Soft. “During last year’s event, we gathered a high volume of interest from our booth visitors as we launched a manual bike-sharing station prototype and branchless banking machines. Our participation proved worthwhile with quick returns and even today, SC Soft’s marketing activities are still centred on business contacts gathered at the 2015 show.”

Lee added: “At CommunicAsia2016, SC Soft hopes to be recognised by major players as a trusted partner for projects in Transportation, Banking, Surveillance and Smart City thematic solutions through the portfolio of new hardware and software products that we will showcase.”

Also exhibiting at NXT@CommunicAsia will be first-time CommunicAsia exhibitor Linear Technology Corporation.

“We’re very much looking forward to participating at CommunicAsia2016,” said Joy Weiss, President of Linear Technology’s Dust Networks product line. “With the emerging opportunities in the Industrial IoT market, we’re looking forward to engaging with companies interested in our SmartMesh® wireless sensor networking products, which provide the lowest power, most reliable connectivity for industrial and smart city IoT applications.

Weiss continued: “SmartMesh products are being used in more than 50,000 customer networks in more than 120 countries for a wide range of applications that require ultralow power and wire-like reliability in harsh RF environments. Smart parking, data center energy management, railcar monitoring, environmental monitoring, and industrial process applications represent some of the varied uses of SmartMesh products.”

In addition, new topics of focus for CommunicAsia2016 and EnterpriseIT2016 include Consumer IoT, Enterprise Digital Transformation, and Enterprise Cyber Security.

Cloud, Big Data Analytics, Wireless technologies, 3D printing, 5G/4G/LTE, Augmented Reality Innovations, Content Network Delivery, Embedded Technology, Infrastructure & Network Solutions, IPTV, M2M, and OTT, as well as Multi-screen Technology, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Sustainable ICT, Wearables & Apps and Satellite Communications and Services, will be among the cutting-edge technologies on display.

-ENDS-

SHOWS AT A GLANCE:

CommunicAsia2016 / EnterpriseIT2016 Exhibition

Incorporating:

SatComm2016

Date:

31 May – 3 June 2016

Venue:

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Opening Hours:

31 May – 2 June 2016: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm | 3 June 2016: 10:30 am –  4:00 pm

Admission:

Business and trade professionals only

Website:

www.communicasia.com | www.goto-enterpriseit.com

Conferences at a glance:

CommunicAsia2016 Summit

Date:

31 May – 3 June 2016

Venue:

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Admission:

Registered delegates only

Website:

http://www.communicasia.com/conference/conference-highlights/

ABOUT SINGAPORE EXHIBITION SERVICES

Singapore Exhibitions Services organises a portfolio of international tradeshows serving the Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle industries.  Its events consistently attract a high level of overseas participation with foreign exhibitors accounting for almost 80% of the show floor. Singapore Exhibitions Services is a member of Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, a global network with over 50 offices worldwide. For more information, please visitwww.sesallworld.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS

ASIA
June Seah / Patricia Yee

Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +65 6233 6621 / +65 6233 6637

Email: june.seah@sesallworld.com / patricia.yee@sesallworld.com

REST OF THE WORLD
Kelly Mancaruso

Proactive PR
Tel: +441636 812 152
Email: Kelly.mancaruso@proactive-pr.com

Source: Singapore Exhibition Services

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November 16, 2015 at 6:39 pm

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Calypso Technology Partners With China Bank in the Philippines for Its Treasury Transformation Project

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SAN FRANCISCO /PRNewswire/ — Calypso Technology, Inc., the standard for treasury and capital markets software, has signed its first client agreement in the Philippines, furthering its rapid 2015 expansion in Asia Pacific. The onboarding of China Banking Corporation (China Bank), one of the top banks in the country, follows similar successes in China, Hong Kong, and Korea during the last several months.

By upgrading its treasury system with the Calypso front-to-back trade processing solution, China Bank has reduced its dependence on custom development and the operational risks associated with manual operations.

“At the core of our decision was Calypso’s dedication to understanding our unique business needs,” said Antonio Espedido Jr., Executive Vice President & Head of the Financial Capital Markets & Investment Segment at China Bank. “Calypso’s modern technology is highly scalable and will support our business direction and allow us to achieve our aggressive growth targets in the future. Together with its local partner Kris FinSoftware, I am confident that Calypso can bring industry best practices to China Bank while retaining our local feel and expertise.”

“Collaborating with one of the leading banks in the Philippines in addressing their current issues is such an honor. We look forward to partnering with more banks locally as Calypso and Kris FinSoft continue the efforts to help banks’ treasury businesses,” said Sherrizah Lubigan, Business Development Manager at Kris FinSoftware, Inc.

“It’s always exciting for us to solve the local challenges of banks in a new country, and the core of this project is a software solution that can help the entire region,” said Mark Bell, Regional Manager at Calypso. “We are excited about more banks in the Philippines joining us, and bolstering our commitment to expand our services for the region.”

Calypso Technology continues to make significant investments in the Calypso software product with over 50% of its staff dedicated to research and development. Calypso is a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Trading Platforms, and the #1 selling Treasury and Capital Markets Solution for the sixth year running in the 2015 IBS Sales League Table.

About Calypso Technology, Inc.
Calypso Technology provides award-winning, enterprise-wide software solutions that empower capital markets, investment management and treasury professionals around the world. We have been setting the global standards for innovative, cost-effective financial markets software solutions since 1997. Now trusted by more than 34,000 financial market professionals in 60 countries, our integrated trading, risk and investment management solutions are leading the industry towards full systems consolidation.

We address rapidly evolving capital and regulatory challenges with robust, nimble and scalable technology. It’s part of our commitment to facilitate operational and financial excellence throughout the workflow. From front to back office, our solutions are global, universal and future-proofed, and are relied on by more than 200 financial institutions, including over half of the top 25 banking institutions.

Headquartered in San Francisco, we serve the world from 22 global offices.
www.calypso.com

About China Banking Corporation
China Banking Corporation (China Bank, PSE stock symbol: CHIB) is one of the largest private universal banks inPhilippines providing a full range of banking products and services to corporate, commercial, and retail customers since 1920.  Through its subsidiaries, China Bank also offers bancassurance and insurance brokerage services. China Bank and its thrift bank arms China Bank Savings and Plantersbank have a nationwide presence of close to 500 branches and over 700 ATMs. This wide distribution network is complemented with secure electronic banking channels:  China Bank Online and China Bank TellerPhone.
www.chinabank.ph

About Kris FinSoftware, Inc.
Kris FinSoftware is a supplier of Treasury, Fraud Management, Core Banking, Operational Risk, Wealth Management and Loan Origination solutions with offices in Singapore, Philippines, India and United States. The company is established by banking industry veterans with number of years of experience in providing innovative and practical solutions from global companies in the region. This makes Kris FinSoft eminently qualified to deliver appropriate solutions, as the company that fully understands and appreciates the challenges faced by both global and local banks.
www.krisfinsoftware.com

Media Contact:

Paragon Public Relations
P.J. Kinsella
PJ@Paragonpr.com
1 (646) 558-6235

Source: Calypso Technology

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November 16, 2015 at 6:13 pm

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Thales Alenia Space to Build Bangabandhu Telecommunication Satellite for Bangladesh

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Thales Alenia Space announced today that it has signed a contract with BTRC (Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission) to build the Bangabandhu telecommunications satellite, successfully winning the contract against an international field of competitors. This satellite will narrow the digital divide, taking broadcasting and telecommunication services to rural areas and introducing profitable services, including direct-to-home services, across the country and over the region.

Thales Alenia Space to build Bangabandhu telecommunication satellite for Bangladesh
Thales Alenia Space to build Bangabandhu telecommunication satellite for Bangladesh

As the prime programme contractor of this turnkey system, Thales Alenia Space is charged with the design, production, testing and the delivery in orbit of the satellite.

This satellite is based on the flight proven heritage of Thales Alenia Space with 81 Spacebus already ordered and more than 600 cumulated years in orbit. Built on the upgraded Spacebus 4000B2 platform, Bangabandhu will be fitted with 26 Ku-Band and 14 C-Band transponders. The satellite’s coverage zone encompassesBangladesh and the surrounding region. This system will offer capacity in Ku-Band over Bangladesh and its territorial waters off the Bay of Bengal, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Indonesia and will also provide capacity in C-Band over the whole region.

Thales Alenia Space will also take charge of the ground segment, which will leverage the SpaceOps tools for mission planning and monitoring. It includes two ground facility buildings gathering Satellite Control and a Network Operations Center based on the SpaceGate global solution. Spectra Engineers Ltd., Thales’ partner inBangladesh, is in charge of the civil work of the ground facilities.

To be launched in 2017, Bangladesh’s first satellite will be positioned at 119.1 degree East longitude.

Thales Alenia Space is proud to have been selected by the BTRC for the first iconic Bangladeshi telecom satellite. This satellite, proudly identified with the nation’s founding father Bangabandhu, is a key milestone forBangladesh’s country telecommunications development and a fantastic support to the national economic growth and recognition in Asia. Thales Alenia Space is honored to be associated with the country’s great expansion plan,” said Jean Loic Galle, CEO of Thales Alenia Space.

The contract for this telecommunications satellite signed with Thales Alenia Space, the key European player in space telecommunication, marks a major turning point in the history of Bangladesh, not only reducing the digital divide, but also generating business development and creating jobs,” said Md Golam Razzaque, Bangabandhu, Project Director of BTRC.We hope to carry out the launch on the 46th anniversary of our country’s Victory Day, which will be on December 16th 2017.

About Thales Alenia Space

Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%), is a key European player in space telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, exploration and orbital infrastructures. Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio form the two parent companies’ “Space Alliance”, which offers a complete range of services and solutions. Because of its unrivaled expertise in dual (civil/military) missions, constellations, flexible payloads, altimetry, meteorology and high-resolution optical and radar instruments, Thales Alenia Space is the natural partner to countries that want to expand their space program. The company posted consolidated revenues in excess of 2 billion euros in 2014, and has 7,500 employees in eight countries. www.thalesaleniaspace.com

Thales Alenia Space Press Contacts:

Sandrine Bielecki

Tel: +33 (0)4 92 92 70 94

sandrine.bielecki@thalesaleniaspace.com

Chrystelle Dugimont 

Tel: +33 (0)4 92 92 74 06 

chrystelle.dugimont@thalesaleniaspace.com 

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November 16, 2015 at 5:35 pm

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Thales Alenia Space to Build Bangabandhu Telecommunication Satellite for Bangladesh

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SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — Thales Alenia Space announced today that it has signed a contract with BTRC (Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission) to build the Bangabandhu telecommunications satellite, successfully winning the contract against an international field of competitors. This satellite will narrow the digital divide, taking broadcasting and telecommunication services to rural areas and introducing profitable services, including direct-to-home services, across the country and over the region.

Thales Alenia Space to build Bangabandhu telecommunication satellite for Bangladesh
Thales Alenia Space to build Bangabandhu telecommunication satellite for Bangladesh

As the prime programme contractor of this turnkey system, Thales Alenia Space is charged with the design, production, testing and the delivery in orbit of the satellite.

This satellite is based on the flight proven heritage of Thales Alenia Space with 81 Spacebus already ordered and more than 600 cumulated years in orbit. Built on the upgraded Spacebus 4000B2 platform, Bangabandhu will be fitted with 26 Ku-Band and 14 C-Band transponders. The satellite’s coverage zone encompassesBangladesh and the surrounding region. This system will offer capacity in Ku-Band over Bangladesh and its territorial waters off the Bay of Bengal, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Indonesia and will also provide capacity in C-Band over the whole region.

Thales Alenia Space will also take charge of the ground segment, which will leverage the SpaceOps tools for mission planning and monitoring. It includes two ground facility buildings gathering Satellite Control and a Network Operations Center based on the SpaceGate global solution. Spectra Engineers Ltd., Thales’ partner inBangladesh, is in charge of the civil work of the ground facilities.

To be launched in 2017, Bangladesh’s first satellite will be positioned at 119.1 degree East longitude.

Thales Alenia Space is proud to have been selected by the BTRC for the first iconic Bangladeshi telecom satellite. This satellite, proudly identified with the nation’s founding father Bangabandhu, is a key milestone forBangladesh’s country telecommunications development and a fantastic support to the national economic growth and recognition in Asia. Thales Alenia Space is honored to be associated with the country’s great expansion plan,” said Jean Loic Galle, CEO of Thales Alenia Space.

The contract for this telecommunications satellite signed with Thales Alenia Space, the key European player in space telecommunication, marks a major turning point in the history of Bangladesh, not only reducing the digital divide, but also generating business development and creating jobs,” said Md Golam Razzaque, Bangabandhu, Project Director of BTRC.We hope to carry out the launch on the 46th anniversary of our country’s Victory Day, which will be on December 16th 2017.

About Thales Alenia Space

Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%), is a key European player in space telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, exploration and orbital infrastructures. Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio form the two parent companies’ “Space Alliance”, which offers a complete range of services and solutions. Because of its unrivaled expertise in dual (civil/military) missions, constellations, flexible payloads, altimetry, meteorology and high-resolution optical and radar instruments, Thales Alenia Space is the natural partner to countries that want to expand their space program. The company posted consolidated revenues in excess of 2 billion euros in 2014, and has 7,500 employees in eight countries. www.thalesaleniaspace.com

Thales Alenia Space Press Contacts:

Sandrine Bielecki

Tel: +33 (0)4 92 92 70 94

sandrine.bielecki@thalesaleniaspace.com

Chrystelle Dugimont 

Tel: +33 (0)4 92 92 74 06 

chrystelle.dugimont@thalesaleniaspace.com 

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November 16, 2015 at 5:34 pm

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2015 ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade(TM) Announces Co-presenting and Supporting Sponsors

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-Singapore’s First and Only Boat Light Parade to be held on 20 & 21 November 2015

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — The ONE15 Marina Club, one of Asia’s finest marina clubs, proudly announces its co-presenting sponsors DBS Insignia Visa Infinite Card and W Hotels, and supporting sponsors Puteri Cove Residences & Quayside, and Lagardere Sports.

The ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade™ is an iconic event held at the Sentosa Cove, and is a ONE15 Marina Club initiative which underscores the Club’s commitment to growing the yachting lifestyle in Singapore. Forming a flotilla of approximately 25 to 30 boats of all shapes and sizes each night, the Christmas Boat Light Parade is a stunning display of Christmas-lighted themed boats which will set sail from ONE15 Marina Club each night around 7.45pm towards the Sentosa Boardwalk in an effort to win the top prize of “Best of Show”. Along the parade route, the festive yachts will pass by Siloso Beach, Fort Siloso, Resorts World Sentosa, and will finally be judged along the Sentosa Boardwalk in front of the HarbourFront and VivoCity area between 8.30pm and 9.15pmon both nights of the parade.  The panel of judges will be selected from the event’s sponsors.

“It is indeed exciting to be a part of Singapore’s first and only boat light parade. It is certainly unique and is a true celebration in style,” said Mr Chew Yung Jin, Senior Vice President and Head of Card Products, DBS Bank. The DBS Insignia Visa Infinite Card, strictly by invitation only, bears the personal insignia of the cardmember on its card face. Designed to draw instant recognition to the bearer’s name, the Card places the cardmember at the centre of every experience.

“Come 20 November, we anticipate a marina glistening with a myriad of lights and colours, adding a new vibrancy to the delightful sight of the marina,” said Mr Stephane Fabregoul, General Manager of W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. A magnificent view frames every luxurious accommodation in the hotel, while signature W touches such as the delightful Munchie Box, enchanting mood lighting and a myriad of at-your-fingertips entertainment options promise never a dull moment.

Participating boats will be decked in a display of festive lights and decorations in the theme of “A Tropical Christmas on Water”. Based on a set of criteria, the boat with the most original and creative use of the decorations depicting the theme in each of the six categories will win attractive cash prizes totalling over S$18,000.

Mr Glen Chan, President and CEO of Pacific Star Development, the Singapore based co-developer of Puteri Cove Residences and Quayside says, “We are delighted to mark our inaugural collaboration with ONE15 Marina Club through the Christmas Boat Light Parade 2015. Puteri Cove Residences and Quayside is a freehold mixed-use development comprising residences, serviced suites, SOHO/loft and lifestyle retail, located in an award-winning international waterfront precinct, Puteri Harbour, that is facing a ONE15 managed marina offering over 300 berths to serve an international boating community. This gives us great confidence in upholding the exclusive marina lifestyle in Puteri Harbour and realizing our vision for Puteri Cove Residences and Quayside as a highly coveted and luxurious mixed-use development that delivers the finest quality waterfront lifestyles.”

Added Mr Adrian Staiti, Executive Vice President, Global Partnerships (Asia-Pacific), Lagardere Sports, “This parade is a major highlight on the yachting calendar, and Lagardere Sports is proud to be part of an iconic event that unites the local boating community and celebrates one of the best lifestyle experiences in Asia.” Global sports marketing agency, Lagardere Sports, is the exclusive marketing, media and event partner to the world’s leading sporting bodies, major events, sporting venues, athletes, governments, brands and media networks.

Boaters who are interested to participate may register directly with the ONE15 Marina Club via email atboatparade@one15marina.com. A participation fee of $100 (excluding GST) per boat applies, and the registration fee is inclusive of two tickets to the Awards Ceremony and Closing Party. Closing date for registration is 13 November 2015 (Friday.)

For non-boat owners, charter boats are available for charter for decoration and participation in the parade. To charter a yacht to participate, please contact ONE15 Luxury Yachting at 6305 9676 or emailsales@one15luxuryyachting.com.

Members of the public who wish to participate in this event may watch the parade along the Sentosa boardwalk or the VivoCity boardwalk from 7.45pm onwards on both 20 & 21 November (Friday and Saturday).

The ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade Trademark, logo, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) are registered Trademarks of ONE15 Marina Club.

Supporting Sponsors who are also onboard with the event include well-established boat dealerships in the region Princess Yachts Southeast Asia. Product Sponsors who will be supporting the event in kind include NestléSingapore, PengWine®, Sony Singapore and Spa Rael. For more information, please emailboatparade@one15marina.com.

The 2015 ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade is presented by the ONE15 Marina Club and the following sponsors:

Co-sponsors:

– DBS Insignia Visa Infinite Card

– W HOTELS

Supporting Sponsors:

– Lagardere Sports

– Puteri Cove Residences & Quayside

Contributing Sponsor:

– Princess Yachts

Product Sponsors:

– Peng Wine

–  Sjora by Nestle Singapore

– SONY

– Spa Rael

Media Sponsor:

– Yacht Style Magazine

About ONE15 Marina Club

Since its inauguration in 2007, ONE15 Marina Club has won several international accolades including the Outstanding Hospitality Award at the Helm Magazine Singapore Yacht Show Awards 2013, Asian Marina of the Year at the Asia Boating Awards consecutively from 2012 to 2014, the prestigious FIVE Gold Anchor Award and was named Green Maritime Company of the Year at the Asia Boating Awards 2015. The Club has hosted upscale international yachting events including the Clipper 2013/14 Round the World Yacht Race and the Singapore Yacht Show 2011-2015. In addition, ONE15 Marina Club is also the proud venue host of the Singapore Straits Regatta from 2012 to 2015.

Located in Sentosa Cove, ONE15 Marina Club features a beautiful marina of 270 berths with facilities to accommodate megayachts of up to 200 feet. The well-appointed clubhouse encompasses world-class facilities including fine restaurants and bars, luxurious suite rooms, a modern spa, a well-equipped gymnasium, members’ and kids’ lounges as well as conference and meeting rooms. Evoking the glamour and elegance of Monte Carlo, ONE15 Marina Club is emerging to be Asia’s most desired waterfront leisure destination.

The ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade Trademark, logo, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) are registered Trademarks of ONE15 Marina Club.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Sarah Cheow

Assistant Manager, Marketing & Communications

ONE15 Marina Club

sarahcheow@one15marina.com

+65-6305-9671

Stephanie Pattiselanno

Director, Marketing & Communications

ONE15 Marina Club

spattiselanno@one15marina.com

+65-6309-2452

Source: ONE15 Marina Club

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November 16, 2015 at 5:07 pm

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National Instruments Strengthens Leadership in Asia-Pacific, Appoints New Vice President for Asia Pacific

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SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, today announced the appointment of Mr Chandran Nair as Vice President for Asia Pacific.

Previously the Managing Director for ASEAN, Mr Nair has been instrumental in establishing NI’s footprint inSoutheast Asia and consistently delivering double digit growth. In his new role, Mr Nair will be responsible for growing NI’s business in mainland China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Oceania and Taiwan.

Mr Nair began his NI career in 1997 and went on to lead the successful initiative for a new PXI instrumentation standard that is the industry-standard platform today. In 2003, Mr Nair became the Managing Director forSoutheast Asia where NI grew its market share exponentially and successfully forayed into emerging markets likeMyanmar.

Asia is a true hotbed for innovation. These are very exciting times and I’m honoured to be leading the National Instruments’ team in Asia to continue creating the future generation of innovators in this region,” Mr Nair said.

Half of the economies in Asia Pacific landed in the recently released Global Innovation Index top 40. Singaporeremains at the top of the regional rankings at 7th place, followed by Hong Kong (11th), the Republic of Korea (14th) New Zealand (15th) and Japan (19th).

On the heels of Nair’s appointment, NI also named Mr Matej Krajnc as the new Managing Director for ASEAN and ANZ. With over 30 years of engineering industry experience, Mr Krajnc will be responsible for the growth of NI’s presence, visibility, sales, and application engineering throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia.

NI has a long-term track record of growth in Asia and globally. It is one of Top 25 Best Multinational Workplaces ranked by Great Places to Work Institute for four years, and has been one of FORTUNE 100 best places to work, for 15 consecutive years.

About National Instruments

Since 1976, NI (www.ni.com) has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges with powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics use NI’s integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.

Contact:

Renee Ng
renee.ng@ni.com
+65-6226-5886

Source: National Instruments

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November 16, 2015 at 3:03 pm

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/C O R R E C T I O N — Adknowledge Asia Pacific/

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In the news release, “Adknowledge Asia Achieves More Than Double Instagram Engagement Results Through Renowned European Cosmetic Brand in Korea”, issued Nov. 12, 2015 by Adknowledge Asia Pacific over PR Newswire, we are advised by the client that, the second last sentence of the boilerplate of Mable should be updated to “This campaign is the first Instagram campaign that Mable has run through AdParlor.” The complete, corrected release follows:

Adknowledge Asia Achieves More Than Double Instagram Engagement Results Through Renowned European Cosmetic Brand in Korea

SEOUL, South Korea /PRNewswire/ —

  • This is the first Instagram ad-campaign for a major European cosmetic company in South Korea, targeting female consumers aged 18-42
  • Over 1.1 million consumers have been exposed to the ad since launching the campaign in early October
  • High consumer engagement with the campaign click-through rate (CTR) at 0.78%, nearly double of the healthy and beauty industry average.

A major European cosmetic company has delved into Instagram advertising in South Korea with a highly targeted campaign that is already producing industry-leading results.

Spearheaded by Adknowledge’s new AdParlor software, the two-week Instagram campaign targeted female’s aged 18-42 and resulted in ad visibility of 189% over the expected results at 1.1 million to-date.

The overall campaign click through rate (CTR) of 0.78% exceeded the expected results and is significantly higher than the average health and beauty industry standard at 0.4%. The KPI achieved was exceeded, sitting at 100% before the campaign ended.

Jong Min Kim, our Country Director of Adknowledge Asia – Korea said,We are happy to support the first Instagram campaign with MABLE with great results. Now we see many brand advertisers in the Korean market looking for advertising opportunities on Instagram combined with Facebook, that actually helps them reach out to a more fashionable, trendy, and young audience.”

The campaign objective was to gain a wider Instagram following and to build a relationship with younger consumers and brand ambassadors. When compared to other social campaigns, they found a significantly higher participation rate and a substantial performance increase.

The campaign was run through AdParlor by MABLE, a Korean media company which concentrates on social media planning for both Facebook and Instagram.

Seong Bok Ji, Team Head of New Media Business Development, MABLE, quoted: ” Our client already has many products that Instagram users love to share, but by better utilising the visual aspects of the products, we aimed to target and engage with a wider audience of younger Instagram users. This ad campaign has successfully driven this objective and will help us to maintain followers and build relationships with them through Instagram in the long-term.” 

The new AdParlor software extension, created by Adknowledge, allows brands and agencies to place advertisements on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter from a single, integrated platform, producing key insights for improved targeting and campaign efficiency.

Instagram advertising has been a hotly discussed topic over the past couple of months with the results being top of mind for both brands and researchers. This campaign will help to shape the path of Instagram advertising and its results across Asia. The AdParlor integration of Instagram provides advertisers a new and more effective way to connect with customers across popular social networking platforms.

Currently, AdParlor is unrivalled by any other company worldwide in its ability to help brands and agencies develop, launch, manage, optimise and analyse Instagram campaigns together with other social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About AdParlor

AdParlor is the largest social video platform that enables brands and marketers to plan, execute and optimise their social video and social media campaigns on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. AdParlor delivers measurable results on a large scale for hundreds of clients, including American Express, Coca-Cola, LG, OMD, Mindshare and Starcom. For more information, please visit adparlor.com.

About Adknowledge Asia

Adknowledge is a digital advertising technology company specialising in using diverse sources of data to place ads via digital video, social media, apps and mobile. With nearly 150 employees located in APAC, Adknowledge Asia works with the most ambitious and innovative advertisers to unlock their digital audiences around the world. The company delivers ROI for clients through advanced data analysis, targeting algorithms, campaign optimisation and preferred relationships with major social media networks. Adknowledge Asia also offers brand-safe, consumer-friendly ways to monetise telecom data. To learn more, please visit AdknowledgeAsia.com.

About Mable

Mable is a Korean media rep company concentrating on social media planning through Facebook and Instagram. Mable has made a strategic partnership with Adparlor to deploy their knowledge of Korean media planning for better performance. This campaign is the first Instagram campaign that Mable has run through AdParlor. To learn more, please visit Mable-inc.com

For more information or interview requests, please contact:

Sarah Lee
Strategic Account Manager
Acknowledge Asia Pacific
02-2190-3826
slee@adknowledgeasia.com

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Source: Adknowledge Asia Pacific

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November 16, 2015 at 11:34 am

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