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Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong Scoops up 3 Industry ‘Oscars’ in Its 10th Anniversary Year

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The iconic Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong in Causeway Bay added to its impressive collection of industry awards with three more major accolades for 2015 to luster its 10thanniversary celebrations.

Lanson Place Hotel receives Asia's and Hong Kong's Leading Boutique Hotel from World Travel Awards
Lanson Place Hotel receives Asia’s and Hong Kong’s Leading Boutique Hotel from World Travel Awards


Lanson Place Hotel receives Outstanding Customer Service Award from Small Luxury Hotels of the World 2015 Awards
Lanson Place Hotel receives Outstanding Customer Service Award from Small Luxury Hotels of the World 2015 Awards

The stylish boutique hotel was awarded “Asia’s Leading Boutique Hotel” and “Hong Kong’s Leading Boutique Hotel” at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2015. Often regarded as the “Oscars” of the travel industry, the World Travel Awards have been one of the most prestigious endorsements of travel and tourism excellence for over 22 years.

Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong also won the “Outstanding Customer Service Award” out of over 500 SLH hotels at the Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) of the World 2015 Awards, underscoring once more the hotel’s commitment to providing its guests with an unsurpassed level of quality, service and luxury. The SLH awards recognise and honour its member hotels that have gone above and beyond to provide the ultimate in guest experiences and who exemplify the brand’s ‘independently minded’ philosophy.

Marc Hediger, Chief Executive Officer of Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited said “We are very proud of our team at Lanson Place Hotel, and these awards wonderfully acknowledging their dedication and commitment to personalized service and standards of excellence. The hotel has been partnering with the neighborhood community and growing together, allowing our guests to discover more local delights and at the same time, enjoying our award-winning service.”

Ever since it welcomed its first guest in 2005, Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong has been winning the hearts of its guests, the community and the hospitality industry. These awards added a special sparkle to the hotel’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

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About Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong

Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong combines elegance, style and convenience in equal measure. The boutique hotel is tucked discreetly away in Hong Kong’s thriving Causeway Bay entertainment and shopping area. Its 194 rooms and penthouse suites, each with a kitchenette, offer refined luxury accommodation along with the exclusivity and comfort of a private home. As the first member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the WorldTM in Hong Kong, Lanson Place has been delighting guests with award-winning service and comprehensive facilities in the heart of the city for over a decade.

About Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited

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

Lanson Place properties are generally located in close proximity to the central business district as well as high-end shopping and entertainment areas. Lanson Place aims to offer attentive and personalised service with the convenience of a luxury hotel and the comfort and privacy of a private 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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December 22, 2015 at 4:37 pm

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Marintec China 2015 Concluded with A Great Success

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-A Record-Breaking Edition with the Largest Exhibition Space and the Highest Number of Industry Professionals Attending Ever

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The world’s most influential and largest international maritime event in 2015 – Marintec China, concluded on 4th December at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre. The event welcomed over 2,000 exhibiting companies and covered 80,000 square metres of exhibition space. 17 national and group pavilions from Austria, mainland China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Singapore,Sweden, Taiwan region, the United States and the United Kingdom were presented and the event totalled 61,997 visits from 116 countries and regions over a four day period.

Opening Ceremony of the Marintec China 2015
Opening Ceremony of the Marintec China 2015
Opening Ceremony of Danish Pavilion
Opening Ceremony of Danish Pavilion
New Product Launch of CSSC Diesel Engine in Marintec China
New Product Launch of CSSC Diesel Engine in Marintec China

Michael Duck, Executive Vice President of UBM Asia commented, “With the global maritime network of UBM Asia, the know-how of the domestic market from the Shanghai Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers SSNAOE, and more than 30 years of experience, Marintec China has been breaking records year after year. Numbers of visitors went up by 7% compared to the last edition. The encouraging figures reflect that China remains one of the major shipbuilding nations and Marintec China has once again been proven to be the most authoritative platform in Asia and regarded as a ‘must-attend’ event in the global maritime calendar.”

Stella Fung, Event Director of Marintec China noted, “The Belt and Road initiative advocated by the Chinese government, especially the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road concept, has also brought new development opportunities for shipping, port and other maritime industries. Complementing the initiative is the debut of the China Heart  engines developed and manufactured by Chinese enterprises, on the occasion of Marintec China. This breakthrough assuredly places Chinese enterprises on the world stage, whereby it shares the spotlight with other internationally well-known manufactures.”

In 2015, Marintec China’s response to the initiative was that many exhibitors tapped this opportunity to launch their new products and offerings; China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation  CSIC, unveiled for the first time its own developed low-speed and medium-speed diesel engines and China State Shipbuilding Corporation  CSSC, introduced a high-pressure common-rail diesel engine and a liquid cargo loading and unloading system. More domestic marine equipment and ship engine manufacturers jointly announced the launching of a range of high, medium and low-speed China-made engines.

In addition, several major collaboration agreements were signed at Marintec China, ABS signed a Design Development agreement with Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute SDARI, to develop a new generation of container feeder vessels. DNV GL presented Approval in Principle for a new LNG fuelled VLCC design from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. and an agreement to cooperate with Hempel (Guangzhou) Coatings Ltd for a measurable fleet performance improvement. There was also a signing ceremony for a 20,000 teu containership design with DNV GL, China Classification Society, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd and Cosco Container Lines Co., Ltd. Lloyd’s Register has given Approval in Principle for a gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design by GE Marine and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. MAN Diesel & Turbo and China Classification Society signed a new technical cooperation agreement under the framework signed in 2013 to further their collaboration.

Marintec China is highly rated by the exhibitors. Mr Wil van Mol, General Manager of Process Industries and Drives Division, Siemens China commented, “I am really impressed by this fair. We have attended Marintec China for over ten years and see it expending and expanding. It is one of the biggest shows in South Asia. Marintec China is very organized and full of potential visitors.” Ms Banu Kannu, General Manager, Marketing of Asia Pacific & Middle East, Wartsila Corporation, has this to say, “Marintec China is a very good show. It is always well attended. Well done and good job!”  Professional attendees at the event also shared the same view. From Mr Pang Jianto of HISSEN Marine & Industry, “This is the fourth time I visit Marintec China and every time I find it is growing bigger and bigger. I noticed many exhibit highlights in this edition. Many new products, services and integrated system made a debut especially in the Germany Pavilion and Denmark Pavilion. During this visit, I met many old friends and I was so glad to see many new exhibitors as well.”

In parallel, the Senior Maritime Forum 2015 celebrated its success with full attendances by senior Chinese government officials, corporate leaders and high-level executives. This year’s forum highlighted “Innovation Drives Development, the Green Agenda Guides the Future.” With the hottest topic now in the shipping industry “The Belt and Road” initiative, the main theme covered “21st Century Maritime Silk Road: Shipping and Ports; Marine Finance; and Marine Equipment Technology.”

Serving as the pivotal platform in the industry, more than fifty renowned speakers addressed the latest green innovations and technologies at the forum. The keynote speeches were made by Dr Sun Licheng, Vice Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies and Chairman & President of China Classification Society and Prof Martin Stopford, President of Research Services, Clarksons Platou. Special invitation was extended to the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Republic of Cyprus, Mr Marios Demetriades to deliver a major speech. Among other distinguished speakers were Mr Fang Huaijin, Vice President of Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd, Dr Dostain Khan Jamaldini, Chairman of the Gwadar Port Authority and Prof Paolo Costa, President of the Venice Port Authority.

Marintec China 2017 will return to Shanghai from 5-8 December, and continue its dedication to serve as the “LEADING” platform “CONNECTING” the community and “STRENGTHENING” the maritime industry.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Carmen Choy
Senior Marketing Communications Executive
UBM Asia Ltd
Tel: +852-2827-6211
Fax: +852-3749-7347

Fan Cheng Yang
Shanghai Society of Naval Architects & Ocean Engineers
Tel: +86-21-5466-0311
Fax: +86-21-6258-1223

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December 22, 2015 at 4:20 pm

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Atos Reveals the 15 Shortlisted Teams in its IT Challenge for Best App to Manage Personal Data

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-Students from 19 countries have submitted their ideas on this year’s theme — the “Right to be Forgotten”

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Atos, an international leader in digital services, reveals 5 of the 15 shortlisted teams in its IT Challenge — the first ever international student technology competition that is now in its fifth year. This year’s theme invites students to tackle one of the biggest conundrums of the 21st century – how to manage our own personal data on-line and protect our Right to be Forgotten1, while benefitting from all that the digital world offers.

Atos IT Challenge 2016, The Right To Be Forgotten
Atos IT Challenge 2016, The Right To Be Forgotten

With teams from 19 countries participating, the standard has been very high. The ideas submitted range from tools for monitoring, managing and updating on-line profiles of individuals and corporates through to solutions to control when, how and by whom your data can be accessed.

Herbie Leung, CEO Asia Pacific said: “Atos IT Challenge has been a unique platform for us to gather ideas that fuel innovation for the future. This year’s Challenge is proving to be just that extra special as we tackle data and identity protection online. Of the total of 15 shortlisted teams, Asia Pacific region itself has an impressive 5 vying for the top 3 spots. I am looking forward to seeing how the shortlisted teams turn their ideas into proofs of concepts over the next few months and wish them all the best.”

The shortlisted teams from Asia Pacific:

All 15 shortlisted teams were chosen by a jury made up of members of the Atos Executive Committee and the Atos Scientific Community – a global network of around 100 of the best business technologists within Atos. In the next phase, each team will be appointed a mentor to work with them to provide guidance and advice on how to build a proof of concept that they will be asked to present in May 2016. At this stage three finalists will be chosen and the winner will be announced in June. The 5 shortlisted teams representing APAC are:


  • Go n Gone is an idea from a team at the Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation to delete all personal data after two years. It also includes filtering, for example, swear words, to help prevent cyber-bullying.


  • Mr.Hide Hawk is an idea from Stamford International University to delete personal details from several websites using just one search and via their Google account

South Korea

  • I’m is an app put forward by a team at the Dankook University that will enable personal data to be saved in the user’s mobile device. When the corporation wants to access the data, “I’m” informs the user to either approve or deny access.
  • POP (protection of privacy) is an app from a team at Soongsil University that will use right management software to search what an individual has posted – photos, videos or blogs – and then help them delete or change, if needed.
  • Data Vaccine is an app proposed by a team at the Dankook University that enables individuals to have control over their own data and to ensure effective protection of personal data.

The rest of the 15 shortlisted teams


  • WebSight from ENSEIRB-MATMECA is an idea for an automated tracking tool that allows users to monitor their on-line profile in a time efficient way.
  • ForgetMyPicture also from ENSEIRB-MATMECA is an easy, cheap, time-saving means to search for inappropriate photos and then manage how they are deleted.


  • Small Brother is an idea from the University of Paderborn that enables its users to manage all their privacy settings for their social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, etc.) in one place.


  • MEMORIES is a hybrid app proposed by Savitribai Phule Pune University to erase online “memories” and to keep “memories” private.


  • UndoME is an idea from Faculte des Sciences et Techniques — Settat that researches the reputation of an individual on-line and provides feedback to show which content it judges to be inappropriate. The user can then select that content to be removed and the app will manage the process to delete all inappropriate references.


  • PersonalManager is an app from AIMS-Senegal University to prevent unauthorized use of personal data by making access to (and use of) user’s personal data possible only after the user gives their permission.


  • ODat is an app from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya that enables user generated data to be stored in a secure, encrypted and isolated space in the cloud so that end-users are the only ones who have access to their raw data.
  • wareware is an app from the Universidad de Cantabria in Spain that provides the user with periodical reports and notifications on their on-line profile. If it considers that privacy has been violated, there is a service to help manage the user’s on-line reputation


  • Breadcrumb put forward by Loughborough University is an impression management tool that helps individuals and corporates to understand what their rights are within the context of “the right to be forgotten” as well as, create strategic content and gain access to detailed business analytics.
  • NetPA is also an idea from Loughborough University that discovers, amalgamates, analyses and filters personal data anonymously and provides ways to deal with undesirable content, primarily by striving to remove them.

The prizes

For the first time the winner and runners up will receive cash prizes – EUR10,000, EUR5,000 and EUR3,000 respectively – to help bring their app to market, along with gaining support from numerous Atos top executives. All participants in the IT Challenge will be invited to apply for an internship to work as part of the Atos organization.

The concept

The IT Challenge forms part of the Atos Wellbeing@work initiative and supports its objective to encourage and develop talent. It was set up in 2012 to foster and encourage innovation in the future generation of IT professionals. Teams from around 100 of the most prestigious universities in the world have participated in the Atos IT Challenge.

Past editions

The IT Challenge has uncovered winning ideas for the Olympic Games, connected cars and connected living. These include an app that suggests the best speed for phased traffic lights to reduce car emissions, an app to plan your day of sport and sightseeing during the Olympics and an app to find a seat on a crowded train.

For more information about the contest and to register interest
– visit:
– find us on Facebook: AtosITChallenge
– follow us on Twitter: @AtosITChallenge and hashtags #ITChallenge and #TheRightToBeForgotten

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa EUR11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.


Under certain conditions, the Right to be Forgotten gives individuals the right to request to have their data completely deleted by an information society service provider.

Press contact:
Rhoda Dinesen
Mobile: +65-9168-1146

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December 22, 2015 at 3:31 pm

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Preliminary response to ASE’s letter

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TAICHUNG, Taiwan /PRNewswire/ — Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. (Taiwan Securities Exchange code: 2325, NASDAQ code: SPIL) (“The Company”) received ASE’s proposal on December 14, 2015regarding the acquisition of 100% of the Company’s shares in cash according to the Business Mergers And Acquisitions Act and other relevant laws and regulations in Taiwan. Because the content of the letter may result in significant impact on the Company’s future operations, the Company will assess the proposal based on the best interest of the Company’s future development, shareholders, customers, and employees. The proposal is set to be discussed during the board of directors’ meeting on December 28, 2015.


Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. 

Janet Chen, IR Director   

No.45, Jieh Show Rd.

Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu 


Taiwan, 30056

Mike Ma, Spokesperson


Source: Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.

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December 22, 2015 at 3:08 pm

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