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BroadcastAsia2016 to Highlight Trend-breaking Technologies in Audio, Film and Broadcasting

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-Bigger and better TVEverywhere! Zone will showcase latest solutions driven by shift in consumer demands

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — As consumers increasingly demand convenient and reliable access to content, anywhere, anytime and on any device, BroadcastAsia2016 — due to take place from May 31 to June 3in Singapore next year — will showcase the latest and most cutting-edge technologies and solutions for OTT and multi-platform streaming services.

The 21st International Digital Multimedia & Entertainment Technology Exhibition & Conference will gather industry leaders and newcomers from around the world, presenting game-changing products for next-generation broadcasting, including 4K/UHD, OTT/Hybrid/LTE/IP/Broadband/Cloud, Multi-Platform Streaming, Professional Audio and more.

The event’s TV Everywhere! Zone will take centre-stage as consumer expectations in the region increasingly present new challenges to provide more convenient and reliable access to content. This, combined with the proliferation of digital devices and today’s ever-changing market of always-on connectivity, means content broadcasters are starting to look beyond TV to stream and monetise their content.

“Though still at an early stage, OTT video services adoption is expanding rapidly and gaining popularity in Asia,” said Mr Calvin Koh, Assistant Project Director of BroadcastAsia2016 from organiser, Singapore Exhibition Services. “As broadcasters and content providers across Asia battle for viewers and look for innovative ways to monetise their content, BroadcastAsia2016 will bring together top industry service providers to showcase an entire ecosystem of the latest end-to-end solutions needed to stay ahead of the curve.”

With the evolution of linear channel brands already underway in Asia, the region is continuing to grow at an exponential rate and is witnessing an increasing number of traditional broadcasters entering the IPTV, OTT space. According to a Multiscreen TV & Video Forecast report by Digital TV research, it is even predicted that the number of viewers watching TV and video content on multiple screens will climb from 5.60 billion in 2010 to 11.32 billion by 2020, with TV sets’ share of total viewers falling from 73 percent to 42 percent during this same period.

Mr Koh added: “Our TVEverywhere! Zone will further fuel this space in Asia. Building on the success of its debut last year, expect an even bigger and better zone as the event continues to place emphasis on OTT and multiscreen solutions and explore the entire value chain of non-linear broadcasting.”

Exhibitors at BroadcastAsia2016

Exhibiting for the second time at BroadcastAsia2016, but for the first time in the TVEverywhere! Zone, is Nice People at Work (NPAW), providers of innovative analytics, delivery optimisation and content preparation solutions for Internet content publishers and service providers.

“The fast evolution of the OTT industry has proved that we are facing an audience that is extremely selective with what content they want, when they want it, and in what devices. For this reason, media companies, now more than ever, need to deliver excellent video experiences in order to keep up with growing end-user expectations and provide a personalised service,” said Ferran Gutierrez, CEO of NPAW. “BroadcastAsia is the perfect place to be if you are in the online video industry and we are very excited to be exhibiting at the TVEverywhere! Zone.”

At BroadcastAsia2016, NPAW will be showcasing its YOUBORA Analytics platform, a powerful analytics and business intelligence platform for broadcasters and media groups.

“Based on our past experience at the event, we know that it will be a great opportunity to introduce YOUBORA’s new functionalities and features, build strong relationships, and share our expertise in business intelligence tools,” Gutierrez added. “We are looking forward to working and connecting alongside broadcasters and OTT providers in what we expect to be a strong market for our product, as well as discovering new technologies that could work hand in hand with ours and give customers an opportunity to deliver more engaging video experiences to their viewers.”

BroadcastAsia is the region’s must-attend international event for the audio, film and broadcasting industries and the launch pad for innovative technologies.

In addition to the TVEverywhere! Zone, visitors will be able to stop by other themed zones, including the Cinematography/Film/Production Technology Zone — where visitors can find exhibitors demonstrating the latest motion picture production tools and software capabilities — and the Post Production Hub where industry experts will share their knowledge and experience using technology showcased at BroacastAsia2016.

Meanwhile, audio — which plays an important part in the broadcasting and film ecosystem by giving any production a resonant lift to create a dramatic impact on viewers — will also be featured heavily through its own zone — ProfessionalAudioTechnology2016. This area will allow like-minded exhibitors to come together and present technologies for the audio ecosystem from the broadcasting, production/post-production, houses of worships, live event and entertainment production.

Exhibiting for the third time will be MStar Semiconductor, world-class leader in Application Specific ICs (ASIC) with a focus on consumer electronic products and communication applications.

“BroadcastAsia is the go-to broadcasting event in Asia! Through the exclusive hospitality suite, MStar is able to host their clients in a conducive environment and also reach out to new potential buyers,” said Chris Hsu, Senior Business Development Manager, STB Production Business Unit, MStar Semiconductor, Inc. “We are really looking forward to next year, not only to showcase our latest technologies, but also to see what other exciting technologies are on display.”

Conferences at BroadcastAsia2016

Beyond the exhibition, the BroadcastAsia2016 International Conference will bring together an unprecedented portfolio of top broadcast experts and industry influencers to discuss evolving industry trends, debate the best commercial strategies and showcase trend-breaking technologies. Attendees can expect exclusive case studies and interactive discussions across the four days presentations will take place.

Visitors can join in the discussions on how to future-proof the TV business, as topical issues surrounding OTT, video delivery infrastructure, next generation TV technologies, second screen & social TV monetisation strategies, viewer data analytics applications, advanced broadcast solutions, cloud broadcasting, workflow management & automation, radio broadcasting, and more are debated.

Also back by popular demand for the seventh successive year, is the Creative Content Production Conference. Bringing together top level professionals from media and content giants, it will examine the changing business paradigm in the film and TV ecosystem, as well as highlighting the growth opportunities in content creation and distribution in a diverse Asian marketplace. Delegates will learn key strategies to replicate the success of blockbusters in the region, gain new tools to achieve top ratings and have the opportunity to exchange ideas with more than 200 key players in content generation and media.

Both exhibition and conferences will be held alongside CommunicAsia2016 and EnterpriseIT2016 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, in Singapore.



BroadcastAsia2016 Exhibition




31 May – 3 June 2016, Tuesday – Friday


Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Level 4 & 5

Opening Hours:

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


Business and trade professionals only

Conferences at a glance:

BroadcastAsia2016 International Conference & Creative Content Production Conference 2016


31 May – 3 June 2016, Tuesday – Friday


Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Level 4


Registered delegates only


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



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Kelly Mancaruso

Singapore Exhibition Services

Proactive PR

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November 20, 2015 at 7:33 pm

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Asia E-Commerce and Digital Marketing Innovation Summit 2016

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SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ — “Asia E-Commerce and Digital Marketing Innovation Summit 2016”will be held in Singapore Marina Bay Sands on Jan 21-22, 2016. The Summit is organized by ECV International Shanghai Co.

Currently, Asia has become the world’s most economically dynamic area, and billions of consumers in Asia are gradually changing the world domain of consumption and retails. How to more effectively link with the huge but diverse groups of consumers of various Asian countries is an extremely important proposition for all brands and retailers. With the great success of China’s E-Commerce, the E-Commerce markets in India and Southeast Asian countries are also rapidly rising, and at the same time, digital marketing is becoming increasingly important as a new marketing method. All these provide dealers with excellent rapid and efficient channels to link with Asian consumers and opportunities to grasp market development.

Through sharing and discussion of such topics as best practice on the E-Commerce platform, on-line and off-line integration, Omni-channel retailing, and cross-border E-Commerce, logistics and payment, this Summit aims to help you better understand the rapidly changing and complex Asian E-Commerce market full of opportunities. Meanwhile, we will explore the interactive technologies such as search engines, social media, video and digitalmedia development, content marketing and big data, as well as analysis and practical ways to achieve the most effective and innovative digital marketing results.

Asia E-Commerce and Digital Marketing Innovation Summit 2016:

  • Wonderful Speeches by the Executives of Well-known Footwear and relative Enterprises
  • 200+ E-commerce Industry, Retail, Marketing industry and Relative Enterprises at Home and Abroad

This forum will focus on the hot topics as below:

  • Future Development Trend of Asia E-commerce and Retails
  • Practice, Exploration and Innovation of Digital Marketing in Asia
  • Innovation and Development of E-Commerce in China’s Internet + Era
  • Create the Ultimate Shopping Experience through E-Commerce Platform
  • Excellent E-Commerce Platform in India
  • Opportunities and Challenges in Southeast Asia E-Commerce Market
  • Bridging the Gap between Social Media and E-Commerce
  • Best Practice and Trend Forecast of Video Marketing
  • How to Find and Tell Your Business Stories in Asian Market
  • Panel Discussion: Practice, Innovation and Trend Outlook of E-Commerce in Asia
  • Connecting Asia Consumers through E-commerce Channel in a Quick, Efficient and Direct Way
  • Escalate E-Commerce Logistics Business and Improve Service Experience
  • Omni-Channel Retail Strategy of Traditional Retailers
  • The Last Mile—Logistics Promotes the Development of Southeast Asia E-commerce Market
  • Innovation and Development of Asia E-commerce Payment
  • Innovative Payment Accelerates the Development of E-Commerce
  • Big Data Boosts Retail Revolution
  • Online Fashion Store’s Omni-channel Retail
  • Cross-border Seller’s Marketing Strategy
  • Socialized E-Commerce under Rapid Development
  • The Dos & Don’ts of Digital Marketing Strategy in Finance
  • Delivering Personalized Experiences With a 360 View of the Customer Journey
  • Creating Trustworthy Content
  • Panel Discussion: Insights Into Marketing Strategies for B2B and B2C Asia
  • Building Social Media Value and Real Time Marketing Brick by Brick
  • Models in Digital Age for Splendid Marketing Innovation-the Transformation of Engaging Customers
  • Using Mobile to Differentiate by Focusing on the Experience and Behaving with Care and Empathy – A Case Study
  • From Conversion Optimization to Experience Optimization


More details, please visit our official website:

Asia E-Commerce and Digital Marketing Innovation Summit 2016

CONTACT Annie Yuan +86 21 5186 7397,
Lisa Li +86 21 6605 9539-820,

Source: ECV International

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November 20, 2015 at 7:26 pm

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Fusionex Wins Award at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) for 4th Consecutive Year

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ORLANDO, Fla./PRNewswire/ — Fusionex is proud to announce it has won the prestigious award for its innovation, adding on to the impressive list of awards and accolades that it has achieved over the years. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Fusionex has won an award at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation based on Microsoft’s platform.

Left: Mr. Ivan Teh with Mr. Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. Right: Mr. Ivan Teh with Mr. Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group. Both pictures were taken at the prestigious award ceremony during the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference held at the renowned Orange County Convention Center in Orland, Florida, United States
Left: Mr. Ivan Teh with Mr. Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. Right: Mr. Ivan Teh with Mr. Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group. Both pictures were taken at the prestigious award ceremony during the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference held at the renowned Orange County Convention Center in Orland, Florida, United States
“We are humbled and privileged to receive this award. Last year I mentioned that winning an award at the WPC for 3 years in a row was an amazing feat, but winning for a 4th consecutive year is truly an honor!” comments Ivan Teh, Fusionex CEO and Managing Director. “This win is a testimony to the strength, quality and innovation of our products and solutions. More importantly, the win recognizes the passion, hard work and commitment by the Fusionex team to make this incredible achievement possible. It is only fitting that this award is dedicated to them,” continues Teh.

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards honor partners that have demonstrated excellence in delivering Microsoft related solutions to multiple customers over the past year. This award recognizes Fusionex as succeeding in the showcase of innovation and business impact, driving customer satisfaction, and winning new significant customers.

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,300 entrants from 108 different countries worldwide. Fusionex was recognized for providing outstanding multi-award winning software and solutions to its’ growing list of global customers.

Fusionex has carved a strong reputation for itself in the area of Analytics, Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT), focusing on helping clients make sense of their data to derive actionable insights. With innovation being at the forefront of Fusionex’s culture, it is clear to see that its offerings are designed with flexibility, simplicity and user experience in mind. Business as well as IT users are able to derive value from the utilization of Fusionex’s products and solutions.

“We are honored to recognize Fusionex, yet again, as a premier and top partner of Microsoft. Fusionex’s dedication and commitment in providing outstanding value for our mutual customers is a prime example of the excellence we see in our talented community of Microsoft partners,” said Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “This year’s award winners are among the most innovative and valuable in our partner ecosystem. That being said, it came as no surprise when Fusionex’s name was announced. We applaud Fusionex on their achievements and for the outstanding value that it continues to provide for customers.”

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 organizations manage, understand and derive value, insights and foresight from data.

To learn more about Fusionex, visit

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November 20, 2015 at 7:17 pm

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38 Malaysian Companies Named Best Companies to Work for in Asia

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-Malaysian Workplace Practices On Par with the Best in the World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Thirty-eight Malaysia-based companies were named among the best companies to work for in Asia by HR Asia, in a survey that covered over 7,000 Malaysian employees.

The Malaysia edition of the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2015 at InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur. 38 companies qualified this year out of the almost 250 participating companies
The Malaysia edition of the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2015 at InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur. 38 companies qualified this year out of the almost 250 participating companies


Companies named to the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2015 include Coca-Cola Bottlers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Elken Sdn Bhd, MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd, Petra Energy Berhad, Pharmaniaga Berhad, RHB Banking Group, Sama-Sama Hotel, SAS Institute Sdn Bhd and UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd.

The survey is developed by HR Asia and encompasses employees’ feedback and input, and management comments and presentation. The 7,000 participating employees were surveyed to determine their intention and motivation, emotional engagement and advocacy, using a 5-point scoring scale.

The survey produced some intriguing results providing valuable insights into Malaysian workplaces. The leading sentiment across all surveyed companies was the employees’ desire to Meet and Exceed Customer Expectations (4.54/5.00). This is closely followed by Having Good Friends at Work and Seeking Better Ways to Improve Effectiveness at Work, scoring 4.42 and 4.41 respectively.

On the other hand, the survey uncovered several areas for improvement across the surveyed companies. At the bottom rungs of the ladder stood Engaging Employees in Decision Making Process, Recognition or Praise for Doing Good Work, and being Informed about the Goings-on in the Organization. These were seen as major weaknesses particularly the lack of transparency that were likely to create mistrust between employees and their employers.

“This is one of the most scientific and extensive surveys on employee engagement and workplace practices in this region. Through the survey, HR Asia has discovered that many of these companies – both local and international – have workplace practices that are on par with the best in the world,” said Dato’ William Ng, group editor-in-chief of Business Media International, the publisher of HR Asia.

“Collectively, these award-winning companies have created great workplace environments and pushed the boundaries beyond traditional workplace and employee engagement practices. These are successful stories and experiences of both local and multinational organizations from diversified industries,” said Ng.

Award an Inspiration for Good Employers

Many of the recipients were overwhelmed at being named as among the Best Companies to Work For, with most crediting their employees for their achievements.

“To be accorded this honour tells us that we’re on the right track, and reaffirms our purpose to be the fitness leader who inspires people to go further in life’ – whether they’re our employees, our members, or the public at large,” saysKurt Stocks, managing director of Fitness First Malaysia.

“We are both humbled and honoured to know that Brunsfielders’ sense of passion and engagement has enabled this meaningful recognition,” says Goh Siew Chin, human resources director of Brunsfield International Group.

“Winning in AbbVie is never to prove that we are better but a continuous road of knowledge in improving ourselves for a better tomorrow,” says Mupindra Singh, country manager of AbbVie Malaysia.

“This award represents a key milestone of our Reaching for Greatness journey, inspire repeatable success within teams and is a recognition that our employees are proud to work at Kimberly-Clark Malaysia,” says Danny Tan, managing director of Kimberly-Clark Malaysia.

“We are delighted and humbled to win this award, this award validates our efforts to be an employer of choice, and recognize us as one of the best companies to work for in Asia,” – Yun Leong Yu Assistant Vice President – Manpower & Compensation, Human Resources Department.

“We are honoured to receive this prestige recognition for our People – the core contributor to the success of our Company,” says Thomas Kathofer, managing director of arvato Systems Malaysia.

“Winning the award for 2 consecutive years testifies our consistent commitment in employee engagement and implementing good work practices.” – Mohamed Iqbal Abdul Rahman, COO.

“I believe this success is because Worldwide Holdings has always been a People’s Company.   We make our people a top priority. I feel honoured and blessed,” says Datin Paduka Norazlina Zakaria, CEO of Worldwide Holdings Berhad.

“We are pleased and honoured to win this award for the second consecutive year, at Petra Energy we aim to create a platform for employees to be the best version of themselves. This award is testament to our efforts.” – Dato’ Anthony Bujang, Group Chief Executive Officer.

“For the QI Group to be recognized as one of the best companies to work for in Asia is a tremendous achievement. This award will serve as great encouragement for all of us to continue to place our people at the top of our priorities,” says Christopher I. Watson, chief human resources officer, Qi Group.

“I would like to dedicate this award to all AUSPians who made our company the best place to work. With their never ending stream of positive energy, this company has grown so much in just 5 years and will continue to succeed,”says Chin Siong Chen, HR Director AUO SunPower Sdn. Bhd.

“We are pleasantly surprised with the award, this goes to show that our HR practices have been keeping with the times by creating an environment where employees are genuinely happy and excited about where they work and what they do,” says Low Seng Chee, chief executive officer of APM Automotive Holdings Berhad.

About HR Asia

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

Full List of Malaysian Recipients of the HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2015


Company Name



AbbVie Sdn Bhd



APM Automotive Holdings Berhad



arvato Systems (M) Sdn Bhd



AUO SunPower Sdn Bhd



BASF (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd



Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company Sdn Bhd

Food & Beverage


Brunsfield International Group

Property, Construction and Engineering


Coca-Cola Bottlers (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Consumer Goods


Continental Tyre PJ Malaysia Sdn Bhd



Denso (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd



Elken Sdn Bhd

Consumer Goods


Employees Provident Fund

Government Agency / Statutory Body


Fitness First Malaysia

Personal Services (Fitness)


Gabungan AQRS Berhad

Property, Construction and Engineering


Genting Malaysia berhad



Genting Plantations Berhad

Agriculture and Plantations


Hong Leong Bank Berhad

Financial Services


Inland Revenue Board Of Malaysia

Government Agency / Statutory Body


Jakel Trading Sdn Bhd



Kimberly-Clark Malaysia

Consumer Goods


Legoland Malaysia Resort



Manulife Insurance Berhad

Financial Services


Matrix Global Education Sdn Bhd



MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd



Petra Energy Berhad

Oil & Gas


Pharmaniaga Berhad



Prudential BSN Takaful Berhad

Financial Services


Qi Group Malaysia

Consumer Goods


RHB Banking Group

Financial Services


Sama – Sama Hotel KL International Airport



SAS Institute Sdn Bhd



Sime Darby Property Berhad

Property, Construction and Engineering


TNH Group Sdn Bhd

Property, Construction and Engineering


UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd

Manufacturing, Engineering


Unilever Malaysia

Consumer Goods


ViTrox Technologies Sdn Bhd



Worldwide Holdings Berhad

Property, Construction and Engineering


X-FAB Sarawak


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November 20, 2015 at 7:14 pm

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2015 ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade(TM) Announces Contributing Sponsors, Product Sponsors and Media Sponsor

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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 contributing sponsors Peng Wine and Princess Yachts South East Asia, product sponsors Nestle (Sjora), Sony, Spa Rael and media sponsor YACHT STYLE magazine. 2015 ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade™ will be held in just two days’ time, over 20 and 21 November 2015 (Friday and Saturday).

The boating community is evidently looking forward to this event  many of our yachts have registered to be part of this event and we are really excited to be on-board with ONE15 Marina Club and our clients for a light-up on water, a parade unlike any other. In fact, this year will be truly special since we will be leading the parade with our Princess 42,” said Mr. Vrit Yongsakul Managing Director of Princess Yachts Southeast Asia. With their Singaporeoffice ideally located in ONE15 Marina Club, Mr. Yongsakul added, “The boat parade will be a unique event for all boating enthusiasts in Singapore and throughout the region.” As part of the Princess Yachts South East Asia group which covers Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia including the very popular marina of Phuket’sBoat Lagoon, its services include new yacht sales from 40 feet to 40 metres and beyond, pre-loved yachts, exclusive yacht charter, yacht management and the best after sales service you will find in South East Asia since 1995.

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.

“We are absolutely excited to be a part of this amazing event, and pleased to bring together the local boating community once again to celebrate the holiday season in style,” said Mr. Chris Milliken, President  CEO of Peng Wine. Started since 2004, Peng Wine has always been meticulously chosen the best grapes from their boutique vineyard in Chile, to create unique wines that everyone can enjoy.

Added Mr. Atsushi Endo, President of Sony Singapore Marketing Centre, “We are delighted to be a part of the Christmas Boat Light Parade 2015. At Sony, our unlimited passion aims to deliver new excitement and entertainment in ways that we can. Through this partnership, we are honoured to create unique a new culture and celebrate one of the best lifestyle experiences in Asia.”

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.

“It’s with great pleasure to mark our inaugural collaboration with ONE15 Marina Club through this Christmas Boat Light Parade 2015,” said Ms. Detong Lim, Vice President, Group Marketing of Spa Rael. Spa Rael offers an impeccable blend of equanimity and lavishness. Aspire to pamper and indulge in a retreat for your sense at the glamorous ONE15 Marina Club Spa Rael outlet and experience the redefinition of spa elegance and marina luxury.

“Everyone certainly loves to get involved. This parade is a major celebration for the local boating community and you can expect lights, special effects, colours, and much more,” says Mr. Gael Burlot, CEO of YACHT STYLE. YACHT STYLE – Asia’s definitive yachting and lifestyle publication with 32,000 copies circulated – provides unique access to HNWIs across the region, driving our audience into action by showcasing the ultimate yachting and lifestyle experience. YACHT STYLE extensively covers the latest yachting industry news, regattas and events, including high-end fashion, luxury travel, fine wine and spirits.

Boaters who are interested to participate may register directly with the ONE15 Marina Club via email 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 +65-6305-9676 or

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.

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


Product Sponsors:

– DBS Insignia Visa Infinite Card

– Sjora by Nestle Singapore



– Spa Rael

Supporting Sponsors:  

– Lagardere Sports

Media Sponsor:

– Puteri Cove Residences & Quayside

– Yacht Style Magazine

Contributing Sponsors:

– Peng Wine

– Princess Yachts

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


Stephanie Pattiselanno

Director, Marketing & Communications

ONE15 Marina Club


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November 20, 2015 at 6:54 pm

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ESET introduces first-ever software application designed to protect and monitor children’s online activities

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — ESET®, a global pioneer in IT security for more than two decades, today announced the launch of its ESET Parental Control for Android app for Asia Pacific. A first-of-its-kind from ESET, the app leverages ESET’s existing technology, coupling it with new features to aid parents in keeping their children safe and protected when exploring the online world.

Amongst the new features offered, the ‘Web Guard’ function provides age and category-based filters to restrict children’s access to inappropriate web content. Parents can also regulate the amount of time their children spend on gaming and internet browsing through the ‘Application Guard & Time Management’ function, as well as switch on the ‘Child Locator’ service in extreme circumstances, to track their child’s location.

ESET Parental Control for Android is built in two modes to fit its users: the first mode is the Child mode, which is the applied child protection mode, and the second, the Parent mode, which contains all the monitoring tools and set-ups every parent would need to look after their kids. In this mode, parents can decide if they want to only monitor the child’s online behaviour or whether to add any additional restrictions, such as age-based automatic blocking mode for applications and web-surfing.

The app also provides two-way communication between children and parents, for example, the children can request special permission to access certain apps, web content or ask for extra gaming/browsing time, all of which makes the ESET Parental Control a unique application for the Android platform. Additionally, the app displays a child-friendly interface with images and language that is understandable for children.

According to Parvinder Walia, Sales and Marketing Director for ESET, Asia Pacific: “Given the soaring levels of smartphone penetration in Asia Pacific, it’s no surprise to see children of all ages, even as early as preschool, using smartphones and tablets for entertainment and communication with family. The problem is that they may be unaware of the possible risks online and may put themselves in danger of lurking predators and inappropriate web content.

“In developing ESET Parental Control for Android, we wanted to provide parents with a robust yet easy-to-use software that manages, tracks and protects children’s online activities, to eliminate the risks exposed to them. Ultimately it will ensure peace of mind for parents, who can be safe in the knowledge that their children are protected while online.”

ESET Parental Control for Android is available from Google Play Store, at portal or via ESET’s partners.

About ESET

Since 1987, ESET® has been developing award-winning security software that now helps over 100 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and proactive protection. The company has a global sales network covering 180 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego, Singapore andBuenos Aires. For more information visit or follow us on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

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WiFi Master Key Tops Play Chart in Russia and Indonesia

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Wifi Master Key (, an app that lets users crowdsource login credentials for WiFi hotspots, has shot to the top of Google Play’s tools app chart in Russia andIndonesia.

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The fast-growing unicorn Chinese company also became the #6 most popular free app in Play Store Russia on Nov. 13, and the #8 free app in Indonesia a day after.

The app, which lets users easily and safely connect to free WiFi hotspots shared by other users, has been at the top of the tools app chart in ten countries/regions since September, four months after the app expanded overseas from its Shanghai base.

The other eight countries/regions are Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Serbia, Algeria, Azerbaijan, andBulgaria.

The company’s head of global operations said that while WiFi Master Key will ride on the success it found in thosemarkets, plans are to further improve and refine the app to provide better services to users, and to continue helping more people around the world get online for free.

WiFi Master Key is China’s leading mobile WiFi utility app, after joining the likes of instant messaging app giants QQ and WeChat as one of the top three pieces of mobile Internet software in China, and also the top mobile tool app.

Since the company set up a regional headquarters in Singapore in May, the app has seen a surge in regionalpopularity as it helps a growing community get online in the region. Meanwhile, the fact that Internet users around the world have increasingly embraced the “sharing economy” also supported the app’s meteoric rise.

As of October, the fast-growing app also saw the number of monthly active users leap to 360 million, and an average of 40 million connections were made daily.

Launched in September 2012, the company sets the record of being China’s youngest unicorn mobile Internet company to achieve a billion-dollar valuation earlier this year, after closing a $52 million Series A funding. As ofOctober 2015, the app has connected a total of 700 million users, 360 million monthly active users, and an average of close to 40 million connections daily.

Key features of the app include safe WiFi sharing without revealing shared passwords, in-built signal detector, customisable power saving settings, tethering function and more to enhance connectivity experience.

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Source: Wifimaster (Singapore) Pte Ltd

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November 20, 2015 at 6:11 pm

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New Survey by Rakuten: Christmas Online Shopping Set to Rise in Asia

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-The internet shopping giant has also newly launched a first-of-its-kind 5% rebate programme ahead of Christmas to reward shoppers in Asia

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — The trend of shopping online for Christmas appears to be on the rise in Asia, according to a new survey conducted by internet services company Rakuten.

The Rakuten Shopping Secrets survey 2015 found that 75% of shoppers are expected to buy more, or at least, the same number of Christmas gifts online this year compared to the previous year. In addition, nearly half (47%) of shoppers said they prefer to do their Christmas shopping online this year, due to convenience (83%), easier browsing and comparison of products (55%) and cost effectiveness from attractive rebates and loyalty programmes (41%).

The same shoppers reported an average increase of 20%, in terms of the amount spent online on Christmas shopping in 2014, versus the year before.

The Rakuten Shopping Secrets survey 2015 was conducted on more than 2,500 men and women aged 20 to 60 inSingapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan.i This is the second year running that Rakuten, an internet services company that runs online shopping sites across Asia, Europe and the Americas, has commissioned it.

“Our survey found that in general, when shopping for a gift, shoppers look at price (33%) as the single biggest factor influencing their decision of what to buy, followed by the likeability of a gift by the recipient (26%) and practicality of the gift (25%). With this in mind, Rakuten has newly launched a 5% rebate on everything that you can find on our shopping site, every day, with no limit on the amount of rebates, through our Rakuten Super Point programme, across all our online shopping sites in Asia,” said Masaya Ueno, Director, Rakuten Asia.

“This means that if shoppers buy anything on Rakuten in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand or Taiwan, they are given Rakuten Super Pointsii that are the equivalent of 5% of their purchase value. These points can be used like cash, to offset their next purchase. For example, if you spend US$30  which is the average amount Asians are spending on a Christmas gift  each on 10 people, we will give you back $15 worth of Rakuten Super Points, which you can use to offset your next purchase. We believe our 5% rebate programme  or the 5x Rakuten Super Points rebate as our loyal customers call it  will come in very useful for people who are about to start their Christmas shopping.”

The Rakuten Shopping Secrets survey 2015 found that majority of shoppers are expected to buy more, or at least, the same number of Christmas gifts online this year compared to last year.
The Rakuten Shopping Secrets survey 2015 found that majority of shoppers are expected to buy more, or at least, the same number of Christmas gifts online this year compared to last year.

Online shopping makes choosing the right gift (and avoiding the wrong one) easier

Besides attractive rebates and convenience, online shopping allows shoppers to easily browse and compare products before making a purchase. This comes in handy when trying to choose a right gift  or avoid choosing a wrong gift  for someone, because according to the Rakuten Shopping Secrets 2015 survey, people do remember the gift they receive  for better or for worse.

The survey found that while 3 in 5 people remembered what they received for Christmas last year, a quarter of them received gifts that they disliked. These ill-received gifts ended up being re-gifted (38%), kept somewhere and forgotten about (33%), donated to charity (24%), or being sold off (13%).

Perhaps that is why 27% of Asians find Christmas a stressful occasion, with Singapore shoppers the most stressed (40%), well ahead of shoppers from Taiwan (32%), Malaysia (30%), Indonesia (18%) and Thailand (17%).

Partners and spouses: The biggest priority

The Rakuten Shopping Secrets 2015 survey also found that shoppers spent the longest time on Christmas gift-shopping for their partners and spouses  3.7 hours on average  followed by themselves and their crushes (3.4 hours each). This exceeds the amount of time taken for their children (3 hours), mothers (3 hours) and fathers (2.9 hours). Pets are also feeling the love, with 2.3 hours spent on Christmas gift-shopping on average.

Correspondingly, the biggest amount spent on Christmas gifts is on partners and spouses (US$47.00), followed by gifts on themselves ($43.40).

Online shopping lives on even after Christmas is over

The online shopping spree is expected to continue even after Christmas. More than half (57%) of shoppers said they make it a point to shop in the one or two weeks leading up to the start of the New Year, with 48% preferring to do it online.

Said Mr Ueno, “The year-end season is usually the busiest time of the year for online retailers like us, with shoppers wanting to splurge due to great discounts (62%), liking to start a new year with new things (40%), or rewarding themselves after a year of hard work (33%). We will be preparing a catalogue of items that shoppers are most keen on for the year-end, and pricing them attractively, on top of our newly-launched 5x Rakuten Super Point-back programme — which is equivalent to a 5% rebate on everything you can find on Rakuten, every day, with no limit on the amount of rebates.”

The new 5x Rakuten Super Point-back programme is now available on the following sites: Singapore(, Malaysia (, Indonesia (, Thailand( and Taiwan (

Rakuten has newly launched a 5% rebate on all its products across its shopping sites in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan. This provides shoppers with rewards in the form of Rakuten Super Points – which can be used like cash on the Rakuten shopping site – even as they start their Christmas online shopping spree.
Rakuten has newly launched a 5% rebate on all its products across its shopping sites in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan. This provides shoppers with rewards in the form of Rakuten Super Points – which can be used like cash on the Rakuten shopping site – even as they start their Christmas online shopping spree.

About Rakuten

Rakuten, Inc. (4755:Tokyo), is one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of services for consumers and businesses, including in the areas of e-commerce, eReading, travel, banking, securities, credit cards, e-money, logistics, portal and media, online marketing and professional sports. Since 2012, Rakuten was ranked among the world’s ‘Top 10 Most Innovative Companies’ in Forbes magazine’s annual list. Rakuten is expanding worldwide and currently operates throughout Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania. Founded in 1997, Rakuten is headquartered in Tokyo, with over 10,000 employees and partner staff worldwide.


The Rakuten Shopping Secrets 2015 survey was commissioned by Rakuten and conducted by an external research agency. More than 2,500 men and women in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan (500 people per market, with an equal split between men and women) were surveyed using an online methodology in October 2015. The respondents were aged between 20 to 60.


The Rakuten Super Points programme is a loyalty programme which rewards members with points with every purchase. These points can be used like cash to offset their next purchase. Customers can sign up for free as a Rakuten member to enjoy the Rakuten Super Points programme.

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November 20, 2015 at 5:57 pm

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thyssenkrupp with new brand identity — common brand for all Group companies

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ESSEN, Germany /PRNewswire/ —

  • New brand reflects transformation to diversified industrial group
  • Brand promise places focus on customers
  • Brand to be introduced gradually: no lavish advertising campaign

In the future thyssenkrupp will use one common brand globally. The redevelopment of the brand reflects the transformation of the Essen-based technology company to a diversified industrial group. “thyssenkrupp has changed in recent years. We are a different company today. We have become more diversified and as a result more stable,” says Dr. Heinrich Hiesinger, CEO of thyssenkrupp.


Visualization of new logo on an escalator
Visualization of new logo on an escalator

“However, we are not yet perceived everywhere as the high-performance industrial group we are and want to become even more. That’s why we decided to redevelop the brand,” adds communications chief Alexander Wilke. The new brand communicates the company’s positioning as a diversified industrial group and its aspiration to work in an integrated way, leveraging internal synergies and creating added value for customers, employees and shareholders.

The new branding is based on a survey of over 6,000 customers, employees, applicants, investors, works council members, public figures and consumers. The findings: thyssenkrupp scores highly on engineering. The company and its employees and products are seen as high-quality and reliable. The new brand identity builds on this image and puts an even stronger focus on customer requirements.

The new brand condenses what thyssenkrupp stands for in a logo, a slogan, and new colors. Wilke: “But these are only the visible elements of our brand. At its core is our brand promise – because it places the focus on customers and says how we want to advance them.”

“The new brand does not mean that we have reached the end of our transformation. But it is designed to give a further boost to our change process both inside and outside the company,” Hiesinger continues. Over 180 different brand identities currently exist side-by-side within the Group. The single brand will create a unified image among customers and employees.

This is also underlined by the new logo. The Thyssen and Krupp signets, previously separate, now form a single element. The new slogan engineering. tomorrow. together. condenses the brand promise “and describes in three words who we are, what we do and how we do it,” says Wilke.

thyssenkrupp will gradually introduce the new brand in accordance with the company’s financial situation. Service vehicles, trucks used by the logistics unit, office stationery, work clothes, etc. will only appear in the new brand look when they are due to be replaced. Overall thyssenkrupp is investing a mid-single-digit million euro amount in the new brand.

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ThyssenKrupp in Asia and the Pacific

ThyssenKrupp has over 27,000 employees in 19 countries across Asia and the Pacific working with passion and expertise to develop technologies, products and services for sustainable progress. In fiscal year 2013/2014, ThyssenKrupp in Asia and the Pacific generated sales of around € 4.9 billion, representing nearly 12% of the global total sales.

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Visualization of new logo against thyssenkrupp Headquarters (Essen, Germany)

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November 20, 2015 at 5:55 pm

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Liquid Capital Group Selects IPC to Enable Collaboration on Trading and Risk Management Strategies

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-Flexible and Scalable Next-Generation Managed MPLS VPN Solution Streamlines Firm’s Communications

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — IPC Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of specialized communications and managed network-as-a-service solutions for the financial trading community, today announced that Liquid Capital Group has deployed IPC’s Managed MPLS VPN solution to enable collaboration on trading and risk management strategies among the firm’s personnel and sites located in Hong Kong, Sydney,London, Chicago, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo and Chengdu. Liquid Capital Group is a market maker in Exchange-listed options focusing on the most actively traded Asia-Pacific, European and US derivative markets. The firm also engages in quantitative trading across global futures markets.

“Collaboration among our firm’s geographically dispersed offices, collocations, traders, quantitative analysts, developers and risk managers is vital for formulating insights and executing trading strategies in the fluid and competitive markets we operate in,” said Colm Bowler, Head of IT, APAC, Liquid Capital Group. “We are excited to implement IPC’s sophisticated managed network technology that enables collaboration and complements our firm’s market making and trading strategy.”

“The ability to generate alpha and stay ahead of the competition is dependent on constant assessment and anticipation in market changes, and to continually adapt to evolutionary and dynamic trading strategies,” saidDavid Dodd, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, APAC, IPC. “We are thrilled that Liquid Capital Group has selected IPC’s Managed VPN service, a solution that has redefined the boundaries of collaboration technology in the global capital markets.”

In addition to the Managed VPN solution, IPC’s Financial Markets Network service portfolio also includes the Connexus Financial Extranet and Direct Connect data services, as well as Trader and Enhanced Voice connectivity services. IPC’s Financial Markets Network interconnects global financial centers and allows access to approximately 5,000 market participant locations in over 700 cities in nearly 60 countries.

About Liquid Capital Group

Established as a genuinely independent trading business, Liquid Capital is a privately owned company headquartered in Luxembourg employing over 200 staff from offices in London, Sydney, Hong Kong andChengdu. The group is comprised of two divisions. Liquid Capital Markets, the core business in the group, is a market maker in exchange listed options focusing on the most actively traded European, Asia-Pacific and US derivatives market. Liquid Alpha is the latest addition to the portfolio of businesses within the group. It was established in 2008 and engages in quantitative trading across global futures markets. For more information,

About IPC

IPC is a global provider of mission-critical network services and trading communication technology to the financial markets community. With complete focus on this sector and over 40 years of expertise, IPC provides customers with integrated solutions that support traders and participants across the entire trade lifecycle, including sell-side and buy-side financial institutions, inter-dealer brokers, liquidity venues, clearing and settlement firms, independent software vendors, corporate finance departments, financial information exchange providers and market data providers. IPC’s offerings include a unified communications/application platform, award-winning trading positions, managed voice and data connectivity solutions, compliance technologies, infrastructure management and a suite of enhanced service offerings. IPC’s global reach extends to more than 60 countries including a network of 5,000 customer sites over 700 cities and an installed base of approximately 120,000 trading positions deployed worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has over 900 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. IPC’s mission is to continually innovate to support collaboration across the global financial community and address our clients’ needs in an ever-changing landscape. For more information, visit

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November 20, 2015 at 5:14 pm

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