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Opening Tomorrow: Vietwater and RE & EE Vietnam Expo & Forum Welcome Hundreds of Leading Renowned Brands in the Water Supply, Wastewater Treatment and Sewerage Industry

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HANOI, Vietnam /PRNewswire/ — A record number of more than 380 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions are set to take part in the VIETWATER and RE & EE Vietnam 2015 Expo & Forum at the Vietnam Exhibition Fair Centre (VEFAC) in Hanoi from 25-27 November, 2015. This special event receives strong support from the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA), Administration of Technical Infrastructure, the Ministry of Construction, and the Southeast Asian Water Utilities Network (SEAWUN) as well as other energy associations such as VECEA, EVBN, ISEA, and ECC.

Vietwater and RE & EE Vietnam Expo & Forum - Exhibition hall overview
Vietwater and RE & EE Vietnam Expo & Forum – Exhibition hall overview

Tomorrow — 25th November 2015 — this combined Expo & Forum will open to welcome more than 10,000 visitors including industry professionals, decision-makers, government representatives, associations, potential buyers, suppliers and consultants from across the region and the world. All attendees will have a chance to exchange and update the new trends, developments, innovations, solutions and technologies showcased by over 380 leading brand-names such as Grundfos, Wilo, Swing Corporation, Tsurumi Pump, Hydro Vacuum, ABB, Festo, TSS Tokyo, JFE Engineering, TSK, Tabuchi, Yokogawa, Saer, Tabuchi, Ebara, Kobelco-Eco Solution, Haus, Vinaworld link and Pome Zanni, together with the presentations of 11 international pavilions including France, Belgium, Finland,Hungary, Japan, Korea, mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia and the EU.

Two exclusive Technical Seminars with the themes of Vietnam Water Forum: Towards innovative, sustainable technologies & energy efficiency in the water & wastewater industry and “Energy Efficiency, New & Renewable Energy — Opportunities and Challenges in Vietnam will also take place in conjunction with this special expo. Many insightful topics on water supply, wasterwater treatments, the sewerage sector, energy efficiency and the new and renewable energy sectors will be presented by top-notch speakers and leading industry experts.

The combined event will be open from 9:00am – 5:30pm on 25-26 November and 9:00am – 4:00pm on 27 November at 148 Giang Vo, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam. Admission to the exhibition and seminars is free of charge for all trade visitors. For more information, please log on to www.vietwater.com / www.renergyvietnam.com.

Highlight of First Day:

  • The Official Opening Ceremony addressed by Mrs. Phan Thi My Linh, Vice Minister, Ministry of Construction,Vietnam and our guests of honour, together with the excellency and distinguished exhibitors, visitors, delegations and media representatives
  • VVIP meeting with the participation of Government Officers and leaders from Water and Energy Associations
  • Vietwater – Technical seminar including 10 insightful topics at the Technical Seminar room, Hall A3 – VEFAC
  • The Photo Galaxy with theme “Water for Life 2015” hosted by Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA)
  • Networking Cocktail

Highlight of Second Day:

  • Vietwater — Technical seminar with 15 topics including EU Water Technologies Session, Japanese Energy Saving Technologies Session and Innovative Applications in Water Supply
  • RE & EE Vietnam — Conference and Technical Seminar with many interesting topics relating to current regulations, incentives by the Vietnam Government on investment in Energy Efficiency and Conservation
  • The EU-Vietnam Business Network — EVBN Conference with theme “How to achieve the best CAPEX on your Wind Farm”
  • The photo competition with the theme “Water for Life 2015” hosted by Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA)

Highlight of Third Day:

  • Technical seminar with the topic on “Australian Water: Innovation through Adversity” by Mr. Graham Hawke, Deputy Director, Environment and Research Division, Australian Water Association
  • The Photo competition with theme “Water for Life 2015” hosted by Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA)

Notes to Editors:

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 strong global network of 30 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 20 market sectors with 230 exhibitions and conferences, 23 trade publications, 20 online products for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. For press inquiries, please contact:

The Representative Office of UBM Asia in Ho Chi Minh City
6th floor, Kim Nguyen Building, 74 Nguyen Khoai Str. Ward 2, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City.

Website: www.vietwater.com

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November 25, 2015 at 5:57 pm

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ASEAN-Travel Channel GOASEAN Presents Leading Edge New Shows to Tempt Globe-Trotters

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-Everyone can now watch GOASEAN travel shows through mobile app and book holidays through GOASEAN’s online travel booking system

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — GOASEAN, the world’s first ASEAN[1]-centric multi-platform travel channel, unveiled a new range of Malaysian-produced and original concept travel programmes to promote the beauty and mystery of Southeast Asia’s exotic destinations to globe trotters.

Hosts of GOASEAN ready to start their next adventure (Top (L-R) Juanita Ramayah, Jonathan Putra, Nadiyah Shahab, Daniel Woodroof, Chef Marinka, Jake Deguzman and Papi Zak; Bottom: Josiah Hogan and Qi Razali)
Hosts of GOASEAN ready to start their next adventure (Top (L-R) Juanita Ramayah, Jonathan Putra, Nadiyah Shahab, Daniel Woodroof, Chef Marinka, Jake Deguzman and Papi Zak; Bottom: Josiah Hogan and Qi Razali)

The must-see new programmes, due to be aired on GOASEAN next year, were recently showcased at the prestigious MIPCOM[2] in Cannes, France and TIFFCOM 2015[3] in Japan, as well as the GOASEAN Upfronts 2016[4] in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to industry players such as television stations and programme buyers. The programmes showcased earned GOASEAN strong reviews for the quality of its content in highlighting the attractions of the ten ASEAN countries. The featured programmes were from different travel-related genres such as food, leisure pursuits, sports, comedies and even horror.

The company also launched its GOASEAN mobile application for content streaming, and online travel booking system LetsGoNow.

The Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, said in a statement that he was proud to see how far and fast the multi-platform ASEAN travel content channel had come since its broadcast launch in June this year.

GOASEAN aims to engage viewers, support tourism and help drive the economy in ASEAN. The original travel programmes as well as the online and mobile platforms for watching content and booking travel make GOASEAN a one-stop channel for everything travel-related in ASEAN.

“The next step is to elevate the participation of our member ASEAN communities. If we increase their contribution to content development, GOASEAN can become one of the mobilisation tools towards building a people-centred ASEAN and moving the region forward. GOASEAN also aims to be a platform for young and upcoming talents across Southeast Asia, giving them an opportunity to grow and gain experience by collaborating with the channel to produce quality content,” the Prime Minister added.

The company said that more new programmes are already being produced and will be aired in 2016.

International viewers can now easily watch these exciting new shows on GOASEAN’s recently launched mobile application that allows users to download and stream travel programmes under the badge GOASEAN.  The GOASEAN mobile app can be downloaded for free on Apple smartphones, with access on Android to be made available soon.

Once viewers are captivated by the exciting Southeast Asia destinations, they can immediately book their holidays through GOASEAN’s LetsGoNow online travel booking system.  The booking system easily allows users to reserve flights, hotels, airport transfers and in the future, tours throughout the ASEAN region. Travellers and tourists will be able to plan and optimise their time and budget, adding more value to their overall ASEAN travelling needs and experience.

International travellers can now get a sneak peek of the sensational new pilot programmes immediately onwww.goasean.com/upfronts or download the mobile app GOASEAN, and watch them on-the-go.

About GOASEAN

GOASEAN is the world’s first ASEAN travel initiative to promote ASEAN as a single tourism destination, featuring key areas such as community-based tourism, culture, heritage, entertainment and business. A brainchild ofMalaysia’s Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak to commemorate Malaysia’s position as the Chair of ASEAN in 2015, Malaysia is spearheading the GOASEAN initiative to promote travel and spur economic growth within the region. GOASEAN.com garnered international accolades, having won both the Gold and Silver awards respectively for Best Travel Website and Best Tourism Website by the prestigious W3 Awards, which recognises digital communications excellence. GOASEAN.com also won the Best Asia Pacific Destination Website and Silver for Best Tourism Website by TravelMole Asia Pacific Web Awards 2015 and Davey Awards 2015 respectively, and was also voted as the ‘Best Website of the Month‘ for August 2015 by Malaysia Website Awards.

GOASEAN is available on pay TV in Brunei, and Malaysia on ASTRO Channel 737.  GOASEAN’s content can be accessed worldwide through the GOASEAN mobile app, and via its online platform www.GOASEAN.com and YouTube, as well as through its social media platforms Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

For more information please visit, www.GOASEAN.com

[1]  

ASEAN consists of 10 member states, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

[2]

Marche Internationale de Programmes Communications (MIPCOM) is held in Cannes, offering a platform to buy and sell new programmes for international distribution.

[3] 

Tokyo International Film Festival is a multi-content marketing platform for film and TV in Asia.

[4] 

GOASEAN Upfronts 2016 is GOASEAN’s inaugural programme screenings to industry professionals such as advertisers, marketers, TV stations and programme buyers.

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November 25, 2015 at 5:37 pm

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Aroma Garden Serviced Suites by Lanson Place Named “Best New Serviced Residence in China” in 2015 Business Traveller China Awards

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited (Lanson Place) is pleased to announce that Aroma Garden Serviced Suites by Lanson Place has won the “Best New Serviced Residence in China” at the 2015 Business Traveller China Awards ceremony in Shanghai on 20 November.

Aroma Garden Serviced Suites named the best new serviced residence in China in 2015 Business Traveller China
Aroma Garden Serviced Suites named the best new serviced residence in China in 2015 Business Traveller China

The Business Traveller China Awards was first introduced in 2005 as recognition towards leading hospitality operators in China gateway cities. Through readers’ poll and meticulous selection processes, the accolade represents an outstanding service quality that makes significant contributions and fresh impetus to the industry.

Mr John Wong, Head of China Operations of Lanson Place Hospitality Management said, “We are pleased for being recognized in such a short period of time after our opening in April 2015. Aroma Garden truly reflects a young and vibrant lifestyle yet unobtrusive service quality, catering for a new generation of business travellers.”

With the care and attention from our guest services team, our residents can enjoy different leisure activities to get to know each other and the neighborhood better. By incorporating the historical neighborhood, the caring service team strives to create an intimate and family feeling, this also echoes our brand philosophy My Life, My Style“, helping residents to explore Shanghai.

The project is located in Shanghai’s prime location on Huaihai Road, one of Shanghai’s main thoroughfares, with excellent connectivity between Pudong Lujiazui and Puxi. This award-winning residence houses 79 spacious one- to three-bedroom suites accommodating different living needs. Other facilities include 24-hour Gymnasium, Outdoor Barbeque Terrace, Outdoor Bar Patio and an all-in-one Residents’ Lounge which caters for daily breakfast and events.

About Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited

Lanson Place is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wing Tai Properties Limited (Wing Tai), a publicly listed company in Hong Kong (HKEx stock code:369), currently manages eleven properties (three of which Wing Tai has equity in) under the Lanson Place brand, comprising high-end serviced apartments and a boutique hotel in Hong Kong,Beijing, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Lanson Place properties are generally located in close proximity to the central business district as well as shopping and entertainment precincts. Lanson Place aims to offer attentive and personalized service with the convenience of a luxury hotel and the comfort and privacy of home.

The Group will continue to grow the “Lanson Place” brand as a pan-Asian brand and will continue to explore investment and management opportunities mainly in gateway cities in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Source: Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited

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November 25, 2015 at 5:29 pm

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Schindler wins Elevator World 2016 “Project of the Year” Award for Elevator Modernization with the PORT Technology

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Schindler has been awarded theElevator World 2016 “Project of the Year” in the category of Elevator Modernization for the modernization of the elevator system of the Great Eagle Centre in Hong Kong. The Elevator World awards honour outstanding achievements in innovative design, special application or approach that have solved a major problem or overcome a unique challenge. Submitted projects were reviewed based on creativity, the challenges that were overcome, installation methods and techniques, the use of advanced technology, and overall quality of presentation.

Completed in 1983, the 33-storey Great Eagle Centre is an iconic office and retail building in Hong Kong. Schindler modernized 14 elevators across three elevator zones.
Completed in 1983, the 33-storey Great Eagle Centre is an iconic office and retail building in Hong Kong. Schindler modernized 14 elevators across three elevator zones.

“We are honored that our elevator modernization work in the Great Eagle Centre project was recognized as the “Project of the Year” by Elevator World. This award is a testament to Schindler’s unrelenting dedication to enhancing customer experience and delivering best-in-class technology and premium quality service,” says Jujudhan Jena, Chief Executive of Jardine Schindler Group.

Schindler converted the conventional elevators of Great Eagle Centre to a modern elevator system, featuring the latest generation PORT Technology, leading to significant energy savings, enhanced performance and riding experience, improved safety and lower maintenance downtime.
Schindler converted the conventional elevators of Great Eagle Centre to a modern elevator system, featuring the latest generation PORT Technology, leading to significant energy savings, enhanced performance and riding experience, improved safety and lower maintenance downtime.

The 33-storey Great Eagle Centre, an iconic office and retail building in the popular Wan Chai commercial district, adjacent to the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, was completed in 1983. Schindler team modernized the original 14 elevators, which were equipped with previous generation Aconic controllers and motor-generator sets, with new controllers, gearless machines, highly efficient regenerative drives with Power Factor One (PF1) inverters and the PORT Technology, a cutting-edge intelligent transit management system, to improve traffic efficiency and provide tenants with a smooth and modern ride experience.

The modernization work started in October 2013 and was completed in May 2015 with minimal disturbance to the building’s tenants and to the satisfaction of the customer. “Our key challenge was to convert the conventional elevators of this highly populated landmark commercial building to the latest state-of-the-art system, while leaving the overall elevator operations unaffected. The success of the project relied heavily on the immaculate planning and close coordination with the customer. The ‘Project of the Year’ award by Elevator World is a welcome recognition to our team that has worked tirelessly to ensure smooth and timely execution of the project,” says Noky Wong, Managing Director of Schindler Lifts Hong Kong.

About Jardine Schindler Group

Jardine Schindler Group (JSG) is a Joint Venture between Jardine Matheson of Hong Kong and Schindler Group ofSwitzerland, who between them bring over 300 years of experience in business management, regional focus and engineering excellence. JSG is headquartered in Hong Kong and designs, engineers, installs, maintains and modernizes elevators, escalators and moving walkways in Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia,Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam. JSG employs 4,500 professionals in a variety of specialist disciplines, ranging from engineering design to construction management. Operations are split into two principal divisions: New Installations, which focuses on new construction projects, and Existing Installations, which provides maintenance and modernization services. On average, over 100 million people throughout the Asia Pacific region on any given day are transported by equipment supplied and maintained by JSG. www.jardineschindler.com

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November 25, 2015 at 3:10 pm

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Novogen Engages Contract Research Organisation to Conduct Cantrixil Phase 1 Clinical Trial

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ —

  • Novogen engages Novotech as CRO for upcoming Phase 1 clinical study
  • Cantrixil Phase 1 clinical trial to be conducted in patients with refractory/recurrent peritoneal malignancies with malignant ascites, including ovarian cancer

US-Australian drug discovery company, Novogen Limited (ASX:NRT: NASDAQ: NVGN), announced today that it has engaged Novotech as the Contract Research Organisation (CRO) to conduct its Phase 1 clinical study for the drug candidate, Cantrixil, which will commence in 2016.

This first-in-human study will investigate the safety and feasibility of Cantrixil administered via the intraperitoneal route for patients with refractory /recurrent peritoneal malignancies with malignant ascites.

According to Novogen’s Clinical and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Kimberley Lilischkis, PhD, the Cantrixil Phase 1 study will be weighted towards ovarian cancer patients with the selection of a gynecological oncology site.

“However, patients with other cancer types will  also be eligible to enrol in this first study since early preclinical data suggests the drug candidate may benefit patients with a range of cancer types,” Dr Lilischkis said.

“Patients with malignant ascites have been chosen because ethically this patient group stands to receive the most benefit and face the least risk from the insertion of a peritoneal port or catheter, which can be used for drug administration but also for the on-going drainage of malignant ascites.”

Dr Lilischkis said Novogen was continuing to progress Cantrixil through the necessary preclinical regulatory requirements and safety evaluations and was on track to complete the ‘in-life’ phase of the toxicity studies by the end of 2015. The Company expected to receive the final report in early 2016 once a comprehensive pathology review was completed.

Acting CEO, Iain Ross said the appointment of Novotech was a key milestone in progressing Novogen’s first oncology drug candidate, Cantrixil, to the clinic. “Novogen is confident that Novotech will add significant value to the clinical trial program bringing their standard of excellence to the development of this promising drug candidate,” Mr Ross said.

Novotech is a prominent Australian-based CRO with extensive background in oncology drug development and a broad range of clinical trial outsourcing services. Novotech has well-established working relationships with the Australian sites and KOLs working with Novogen on this study. This CRO has world-class electronic data and trial management systems that will support the data management, monitoring and safety reporting activities for this study. Novotech is the only Australian-based CRO that has a Quality Assurance system with ISO9001:2008 accreditation and has a superb track record in managing early phase oncology studies.

“We’re delighted to be working with Novogen on this important study. The development of Cantrixil has the potential to add an important new tool in the fight against cancer, and we are looking forward to leveraging our previous experience in all phases of oncology drug development to the management of this program,” CEO of Novotech,Alek Safarian, said.

About the Cantrixil drug candidate

The candidate Cantrixil drug product is cyclodextrin-based containing the active ingredient, TRXE-002-1. The Company anticipates that if approved the drug product would be used as an intra-cavity chemotherapy to be injected directly into the peritoneal cavity. The aim of intraperitoneal administration is to achieve high localized drug levels within the peritoneal cavity and attenuate the spread of resident tumor initiator cells. The target indication sought for Cantrixil is early-stage cancers of the abdominal cavity (eg. ovarian, uterine, colorectal and gastric carcinomas) with Cantrixil being used as an adjuvant first-line therapy. On completion of the requisite safety studies, Cantrixil will enter the clinic in late-stage patients with abdominal cancers including ovarian cancer. The active pharmaceutical ingredient, TRXE-002, has pan anti-cancer activity resulting in caspase-dependent apoptosis via c-Jun activation and pERK downregulation. The actual drug target remains unidentified.

About Novogen Limited

Novogen is a public, Australian-US drug development company whose shares trade on both The Australian Securities Exchange (NRT) and NASDAQ (NVGN). The Novogen Group includes US-based, CanTx Inc., a joint venture company with Yale University. Novogen has two drug technology platforms [the superbenzopyrans (SBPs) and anti-tropomyosins (ATMs)] yielding drug candidates that are first-in-class with potential application across a range of degenerative diseases. Given the encouraging data from in vitro and in vivo preclinical proof-of-concept studies in the field of oncology, the Company’s immediate focus is to undertake the respective toxicology programs. The target indication for Cantrixil is ovarian cancer, and Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) for Trilexium. While the initial target pediatric indication for Anisina has been identified as neuroblastoma, Novogen is yet to identify the adult indication and is intending to open an all-comers Phase 1 trial initially based on its preclinical studies. For more information, please visit www.novogen.com

Forward Looking Statement

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Company has tried to identify such forward-looking statements by use of such words as “expects,” “appear,” “intends,” “hopes,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “may,” “target,” “evidences” and “estimates,” and other similar expressions, but these words are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Such statements include, but are not limited to any statements relating to the Company’s drug development program, including, but not limited to the initiation, progress and outcomes of clinical trials of the Company’s drug development program, including, but not limited to, Cantrixil, and any other statements that are not historical facts. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties relating to the difficulties or delays in financing, development, testing, regulatory approval, production and marketing of the Company’s drug components, including, but not limited to, Cantrixil, the ability of the Company to procure additional future sources of financing, unexpected adverse side effects or inadequate therapeutic efficacy of the Company’s drug compounds, including, but not limited to, Cantrixil, that could slow or prevent products coming to market, the uncertainty of patent protection for the Company’s intellectual property or trade secrets, including, but not limited to, the intellectual property relating to Cantrixil, and other risks detailed from time to time in the filings the Company makes with Securities and Exchange Commission including its annual reports on Form 20-F and its reports on Form 6-K. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations, but actual results may differ materially due to various factions including those risks and uncertainties mentioned or referred to in this press release. Accordingly, you should not rely on those forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual future results.

Source: Novogen Ltd

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November 25, 2015 at 2:59 pm

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Cosmoprof Asia 2015 Confirms Record Numbers for Its 20th Edition

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HONG KONG/PRNewswire/ — Cosmoprof Asia celebrated its 20thanniversary from 11 to 13 November at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre with record visitor and exhibitor numbers.

Cosmoprof Asia 2015 recorded 5.5% growth of visitors
Cosmoprof Asia 2015 recorded 5.5% growth of visitors

 

Discover Trends featured innovative products from natural & organic, baby care and men’s care
Discover Trends featured innovative products from natural & organic, baby care and men’s care

 

63,241 visitors from 119 countries and regions attended the event (5.5% increase on last year), of which40,761 came from outside of Hong Kong (up 7% compared to 2014). There was a significant increase in visitors from the United States and Europe, including Austria, France, Poland, Portugal and Sweden, as well as from emerging markets such as Chile, Thailand, Ukraine and Vietnam.

“Cosmoprof Asia 2015 hosted 2,504 exhibiting companies from 46 countries which is an increase of 6% compared to last year, with an exhibition area of more than 84,000 sqm, a 3% expansion,” said Michael Duck, Director of Cosmoprof Asia Ltd “Every year we are witnessing a growth in the show which confirms its importance for the Asian beauty industry”.

The international flavour was strong with the participation of 22 national and group pavilions, which include the largest-ever Korean pavilion (a collection of 212 companies over 2,696 sqm) as well as the first-timer Chile.

“Cosmoprof Asia is the main focal point for the international beauty industry as we continue to invest in the growth of the show with a focus on the Chinese market,” said Duccio Campagnoli, President of Cosmoprof Asia Ltd.

COSMOPROF ASIA 20th ANNIVERSARY

The 2015 edition of Cosmoprof Asia marked an important milestone for the fair. From its humble beginnings in 1996, Cosmoprof Asia has expanded rapidly to become the most recognised and celebrated event in the beauty sector.

Italy and the USA were recognised as ‘Countries of Honour’ for their dedicated support and contribution towards the growth of the fair. Italy, with the support of Ministry of Economic Development and ICE – Italian Trade Agency, in collaboration with Cosmetica Italia, organised 107 Italian companies in a dedicated area of 2,338 sqm. ICMAD – The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors supported the participation of 90 companies from the United States occupying 1,867 sqm.

POSITIVE BUSINESS RESULTS

During the three days of the exhibition, visitors took part in events, live demonstrations and seminars, and as well as enhance their industry education. Participants also took advantage of the show’s inaugural Match & Meetprogramme, an online business matching platform designed to facilitate quality meetings between key visitors and exhibitors.

NEW EXHIBITION AREAS

One of the highlights in 2015 was Spot on Beauty, an area of 3,700 sqm dedicated to companies focused on finished products for the spa & wellness, hair, nail, cosmetics & personal care sectors.

As part of Spot on Beauty, Cosmoprof Asia presented the second edition of Boutique, the charitable initiative which this year was dedicated to The Women’s Foundation, founded in 2004 to help women in Hong Kong who suffer from domestic violence and social discrimination. Visitors get to select seven travel-size products from the participating companies for a small cash donation. The technical sponsor was HCP Packaging Hong Kong Limited, which produced the gift box.

Reflecting one of the biggest global trends in the beauty industry today, a new initiative was introduced at the fair called Discover Trends.

This area offered visitors a rich selection of innovative products from the three fastest-growing segments of the cosmetic industry: natural & organic, baby care and men’s care. 26 companies from 9 countries took part. Some of the notable exhibitors were Petal Fresh from USA, Rohr Remedy and Manuka Doctor from Australia for natural & organic products; First Light from Australia and Naif from the Netherlands with products dedicated to new-born children and mums; Giesen & Forsthoff from Germany for men’s care, specifically men’s grooming.

EDUCATION SESSIONS

The free-to-attend Spot on Beauty Forum focused on beauty trends and Asian market development. 12 discussions were held, providing visitors with unique insight into the topical issues facing the industry. Particularly well-attended were the sessions presented by Beautystreams focusing on men’s fashion and grooming trends for Spring/Summer 2016, by Centdegres discussing the perfumery trends in Asia and by Organic Monitor presenting the future of natural and organic cosmetics in Asia. Other popular sessions included “Indonesia Ethno Wellness Spa” by the Martha Tilaar Group, and the “Cosmetic Market Update – Japan, Korea and China” presented by Conceptasia Inc.

Adding to the rich calendar of events was International Nail Days at which leading nail professionals shared their knowledge, best practices and forecasts for the nail sector. Well-known nail artists also presented the latest news and trends for colors, decorations and technologies of the future.

The 8th edition of Cosmoprof Asia Spa Conference was a resounding success. 15 industry speakers shared their know-how and vision on the spa world and offered insights on best practices. Some of the main themes were on creating customer experiences, the evolution of the spa business in China and the growing influence of male clients on the industry.

SEE YOU IN 2016!

Following years of resounding success, growth and development, Cosmoprof Asia will introduce the concept ofOne Fair, Two Venues” in 2016. Presenting the Fair in more spacious and specialised platforms will allow exhibitors to expand their presence, for visitors to better realise their sourcing goals, resulting in more business opportunities for everyone.

The 2016 edition will be held strategically across two venues – From 15 to 17 November, AsiaWorld-Expo will host exhibitors of ingredients, machinery & equipment, packaging, contract manufacturing and private label.  From 16 to 18 November the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre will open its doors for all finished products: cosmetics & toiletries, natural health, beauty salon, hair salon, nail and accessories.

For further information please visit our website: www.cosmoprof-asia.com

NOTES TO EDITORS:

ABOUT BOLOGNAFIERE GROUP
www.bolognafiere.it
BolognaFiere Group, the world’s leading trade show organizer in the cosmetics, fashion, architecture, building, art and culture sectors, features in its portfolio more than 80 exhibitions, both domestic and international.BolognaFiere Cosmoprof spa, a company of BolognaFiere Group, is the organizer of Cosmoprof, an international platform, with events in Bologna (established 1967), Hong Kong (established 1996) and Las Vegas(established 2003). Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, held March 18 – 21, 2016 with Cosmopack, held March 17- 20, 2016, is the most important meeting point in the world for professionals in the beauty sector.

ABOUT UBM ASIA LTD
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 Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 31 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 20 market sectors with 230 exhibitions and conferences, 21 trade publications, 18 online products for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

Contact:

ASIA

UBM Asia Ltd.
Ms. Amy Ng
Ph: +852-2516-1659
amg.ng@ubm.com

Ms. Janice Poon
Ph: +852-2516-2117
janice.poon@ubm.com

WORLDWIDE

BolognaFiere Cosmoprof S.p.a
Paolo Landi
Ph: +39-02-45-47-08-320
paolo.landi@cosmoprof.it

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November 25, 2015 at 1:54 pm

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