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Xura’s Innovative RCS Visual Voicemail (rcsVVM) Feature Included in the GSMA’s RCS Specification 6.0

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WAKEFIELD, Massachusetts /PRNewswire/ — Xura, Inc. (NASDAQ: MESG), a leading provider of digital communications services, today announced that as part of the GSMA RCS GSG Group’s official approval of its new RCS (Rich Communication Services) Specification 6.0, it has also approved Xura’s RCS Visual Voicemail (rcsVVM) feature for inclusion in the specification.

As the latest release of the GSMA’s RCS specification, RCS 6.0 builds on the rich feature set available within the RCS 5.x specifications. Included in RCS 6.0 is rcsVVM developed by Xura, which further strengthens the value proposition, adding significant value to Communication Service Providers (CSPs) embracing RCS.

Xura’s RCS solution enables CSPs to optimize networks, modernize service portfolios and reduce total cost of ownership, while delivering a richer user experience. The RCS solution focuses on evolving existing legacy services (voice, SMS, MMS and voicemail); services that offer 100% reach on any device and any network, empowering CSPs to become an integral part of the digital lifestyles of their subscribers from day one, so adding more value. Xura is a recognized pioneer and leader in VAS innovation and deployment. Xura has gained vast experience over the years with its highly acclaimed delivery engines, including SMSC, MMSC, voicemail and a full suite of complementary services which easily integrate with Xura’s full multi-VAS (value added services) solution. Xura is the ideal partner for evolution to RCS and the digital world.

Xura’s new rcsVVM service allows CSPs to leverage the RCS Common Message Store as a single repository for both RCS messaging and voicemail messages. rcsVVM enables a consistent multi-device experience: a user can receive, listen to and view voicemail messages using any of its RCS (VVM-enabled) devices, as well as through legacy VVM phones and via the dial-in telephony user interface.

“We are very pleased that the GSMA has recognized the value of the rcsVVM feature and decided to include it in the RCS 6.0 specification. Visual Voicemail has been very popular with consumers, and adding it to RCS will help it differentiate from other Over-The-Top services, while creating additional value for users,” said Jim Saunders, EVP Digital Communications of Xura. “We continue to be an active participant in the GSMA’s RCS standards, and hope to continue to contribute and add value to RCS in the future.”

Xura is exhibiting at Mobile World Congress 2016 on Stand 8.1A41 in Hall 8.1 – the App Planet – and providing demonstrations of its RCS-based products throughout the show.

For further details on RCS 6.0 specification, please visit the GSMA Network 2020 website:http://www.gsma.com/network2020/.

About Xura, Inc.

Xura, Inc (NASDAQ: MESG) offers a portfolio of digital services solutions that enable global communications across a variety of mobile devices and platforms. We help communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises navigate and monetize the digital ecosystem to create innovative, new experiences through our cloud-based offerings. Our solutions touch more than three billion people through 350+ service providers and enterprises in 140+ countries. You can find us at Xura.com.

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Source: Xura, Inc.

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March 3, 2016 at 4:57 pm

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Hortonworks DataFlow Accelerates the Value of Data-in-Motion with Streaming Analytics

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SAN FRANCISCO  /PRNewswire/ — Hortonworks, Inc. ® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced new streaming analytics capabilities in Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™) version 1.2, starting with support for Apache Kafka and Apache Storm. HDF powered by Apache NiFi is an integrated platform to collect, conduct and curate real-time data, moving it from any source to any destination. With expanded streaming analytics capabilities in HDF, customers can accelerate the value of big data initiatives by transforming development time from months to minutes.

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Rapid Growth of Apache NiFi
Apache NiFi supports powerful and scalable directed graphs of data routing, transformation and system mediation logic. This makes it simple to use the technology, and users can easily build their own dataflows. Today, there are over 130 processors including Kafka, Couchbase, Microsoft Azure Event Hub and Splunk processors, which enable an easy point and click user experience for any and all data.

Integrated Security
Complementing the inherently highly secure data collection and dataflow management of Apache NiFi, HDF 1.2 supports integration with Kerberos for centralized authentication management across applications.

New Partnership
StreamAnalytix™, an Impetus Technologies, Inc. product, delivers a visual interface for analytics workflows, making it extremely easy to build analytics applications quickly using built-in operators. StreamAnalytix focuses on making complex event processing solutions like Storm and Spark more efficient with less coding. Together, HDF and StreamAnalytix accelerate business value from big data by eliminating complex and time-consuming manual processes and coding.

“True business value is created by the accelerated ROI that is made possible through drag and drop transformations and control of real-time analytics and secure, reliable delivery of data-in-motion,” said Larry Pearson, vice president of marketing and alliances at Impetus Technologies. “Through this partnership, our joint enterprise customers are able to quickly harness the true power of open source streaming analytics solutions through the combined capabilities of Hortonworks DataFlow and StreamAnalytix.”

HDF 1.2 will be available to customers in Q1 of 2016.

About Hortonworks
Hortonworks, HDP and HDF are registered trademarks or trademarks of Hortonworks, Inc. and its subsidiaries inthe United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, please visit www.hortonworks.com. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Media contact:
Michelle Lazzar
(408) 828-9681
comms@hortonworks.com

Source: Hortonworks, Inc.

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March 3, 2016 at 3:42 pm

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NetComm Wireless Certifies 4G LTE Light Industrial M2M Router for Use on Verizon Private Network

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) today announced that Verizon Wireless has certified the NetComm Wireless 4G LTE Light Industrial M2M Router (NWL-25) for use on the Verizon Wireless Private Network. The offering delivers a cost-effective solution for LTE/XLTE network coverage, and addresses public network security and privacy concerns by enabling the direct transfer of data from wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices to internal enterprise systems over a segregated private network.

Enterprise customers can now secure the transfer, management and control of large amounts of data from remote and mobile assets such as digital signs, healthcare devices and business backup using the NWL-25 to separate data from public Internet traffic, and deliver an uninterrupted connection to internal IP networks.

Designed to support the successful implementation of M2M solutions across all industry sectors, the NWL-25 will enable new business models and is expected to fast-track the uptake of M2M in the U.S., which continues to dominate the global market in terms of cellular connections and M2M revenue which will be USD1.6 trillion in 20241.

“Security is one of the biggest barriers to M2M adoption and growth, and as the proliferation of connected devices brings new challenges, data must be safely managed. We are pleased to join Verizon Wireless in providing enterprise customers with a scalable and economical approach to the secure management of mission-critical M2M applications,” said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless.

Virtually any LAN connected device can be managed and controlled using the NWL-25 for remote access to a private network that is supported by the coverage, speed and reliability offered by Verizon Wireless.

The NWL-25 is a future-proof 4G LTE / XLTE router that combines powerful edge processing capabilities for complete control over device access and management. Using the open embedded Linux Operating System and Software Development Kit (SDK), enterprises can freely create and run custom applications such as asset tracking, security alerts and the management of sensor settings.

The industrial-grade NWL-25 features multiple interfaces and seamless integration to support challenging M2M applications with access to: external antenna connectors for cellular antennas; a software configurable Serial port; 3 multipurpose I/O ports; a 100Mbps Ethernet port; a USB-OTG for additional interfaces and ignition sense capability for vehicular applications.

About NetComm Wireless

NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of Fixed Wireless Regional Broadband and wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technologies that underpin an increasingly connected world. Leading telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators utilise NetComm Wireless’ 3G, 4G LTE and new generation Fixed Wireless solutions to optimise network performance and to support their connected products and services in the M2M and regional broadband markets. For the past 34 years, NetComm Wireless has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is now a globally recognised wireless innovator. Headquartered in Sydney (Australia), NetComm Wireless has offices in the US, Europe/UK, New Zealand, Middle East and Japan. For more information, visit www.netcommwireless.com.

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March 3, 2016 at 12:26 pm

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Nexen Tire to Launch its First Integrated Marketing Campaign, ‘Purple Summit’ for Business Partners

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— Nexen Tire introduces its first integrated marketing campaign, ‘Purple Summit’ to foster strong relationships with business partners
— The initial campaign event, ‘2016 Purple Summit, Manchester’, will offer meaningful experiences through various programs for Nexen Tire business partners

SEOUL, South Korea /PRNewswire/ — Nexen Tire, a leading global tire manufacturer, announced that the company will launch ‘Purple Summit’, an integrated marketing campaign, as part of its efforts to expand global marketing activities and strengthen relationships with business partners.

Nexen Tire to Launch its First Integrated Marketing Campaign, 'Purple Summit' for Business Partners
Nexen Tire to Launch its First Integrated Marketing Campaign, ‘Purple Summit’ for Business Partners

Along with the momentum garnered from Travis Kang’s appointment as its new CEO, Nexen Tire plans to accelerate its global marketing activities through the launch of the ‘Purple Summit’ campaign, a new symbol of Nexen Tire’s continued efforts to enhance business partnerships. Starting this year, Nexen Tire will host upcoming events for its business partners under the name of ‘Purple Summit’. The newly introduced ‘Purple Summit’ campaign looks to enhance business relationships at home and abroad through various programs and activities while also sharing Nexen Tire’s future visions with business partners, reaffirming their choice to work together.

The first ‘Purple Summit’ campaign, entitled ‘2016 Purple Summit, Manchester,’ will be held from March 4th to 6th inManchester, England. During the campaign, more than 70 participants will have opportunities to gain a full understanding of Nexen Tire through numerous programs including a gala dinner, the Nexen Conference, the Nexen Booth Tour and enjoying a football match at Etihad Stadium.

In particular, Nexen Tire will have a chance to introduce itself, its new product lines and global marketing activities, as well as its successful partnership with Manchester City FC, an official sponsorship partner, during the Nexen Conference on March 5th. All of the business partners will then take a tour of the Nexen Booth installed at Etihad Stadium where tire-challenge events and promotional materials will be exhibited to the local Manchester fans helping them to get to know more about Nexen Tire. Later, all attendees will get to enjoy the soccer match between Manchester City FC and Aston Villa FC held as part of a sponsor match day event, a sponsorship right of Nexen Tire to fully support one of the home games of Manchester City FC.

“Nexen Tire has initiated the ‘Purple Summit’ for its worldwide business partners to establish solid relationships starting in March 2016 in Manchester, England. Through the program, Nexen Tire will continue to make a long-lasting commitment to its partners, as well as to its customers all around the world,” said Nexen Tire.

For more details, a video clip of ‘2016 Purple Summit, Manchester‘ is available at the official Facebook page of Nexen Tire (www.facebook.com/nexentire.global).

Meanwhile, Nexen Tire has been strengthening its presence worldwide. In October 2015, the company started the construction of a new tire manufacturing plant in the Czech Republic, which will feature the most advanced automation systems along with environmentally friendly technologies. Commercial operation is planned to commence in 2018.

About Nexen Tire

Nexen Tire, established in 1942, is a global tire manufacturer headquartered in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, and in Seoul, South Korea. Nexen Tire, one of the world’s fastest growing tire manufacturers, works with 491 dealers based in 141 countries around the world (as of July 2015) and owns three manufacturing plants – two in Korea (Yangsan and Changnyeong) and one in Qingdao, China. Another plant in Zatec, Czech Republic will be operational by 2018. Nexen Tire produces tires for passenger cars, SUVs, and light trucks with advanced technology and excellence in design. The company also focuses on producing UHP tires, which are based on advanced technologies. Nexen Tire supplies OE tires to global car makers in various countries around the world. In 2014, the company achieved a grand slam of the world’s top 4 design awards for the first time amongst the various tire makers in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.nexentire.com.

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March 3, 2016 at 12:20 pm

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CPhI SEA Targets Fighting Low Quality Drugs in Indonesia

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-The only regional event dedicated to the pharma industry to take place at Jakarta International Expo during April 6-8, 2016

JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — Indonesia continues – unabated – its growth as one of the fastest-expanding pharmaceutical markets in theAsia Pacific region.

CPhI SEA Targets Fighting Low Quality Drugs in Indonesia
CPhI SEA Targets Fighting Low Quality Drugs in Indonesia

 

At the same time, it is also still notable for its lax intellectual property laws, which have prompted heated criticism by international bodies in recent years. While the intent of these laws is to protect and grow domestic businesses, the WHO and PhRMA have expressed clear concerns about both the violation of international intellectual property standards and the potential dissemination of counterfeit, low-quality drugs. This is why it is extremely important to have a trading platform in Indonesia that is globally renowned to host the best producers and distributors in the pharma industry: CPhI SEA.

If you are looking for sustainable, quality ingredients, products, technology, solutions, register online and visit CPhI SEA, the only regional event dedicated to the pharma industry, held at Jakarta International Expo duringApril 6-8, 2016.

The CPhI series of events drives growth and innovation in the global pharmaceutical industry, with leading exhibitions and online communities covering every step of the supply chain from drug discovery to finished dosage.

More than 100,000 visitors meet over 6,000 exhibitors at events in Europe, China, India, Japan, South East Asia,Russia, Brazil, Turkey and Korea every year to exchange ideas, form alliances and conduct business on an international scale. CPhI also provides an online buyer & supplier directory at CPhI-Online.com.

Contact:

Ivan Ferrari
+62 21 2930 5959 ext 138
Ivan.Ferrari@ubm.com

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March 3, 2016 at 12:05 pm

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Seiko Announces Grand Opening of First Boutique in Australia

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-Seiko’s first boutique in Australia opens in the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney

SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — It is with great pleasure and excitement that Seiko Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Seiko Watch Corporation, announces the opening of its first Seiko boutique in Australia, located on the lower ground floor of the iconic Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. For over a century, the Queen Victoria Building has been a Sydney landmark, first as a market and, since 1986, as home to a collection of luxury retail stores.

March 2nd 2016 (LR) The Consul-General of New South Wales, consulate of Japan Mr Masato Takaoka, Seiko Watch Corporation COO Hirohiko Umemoto and Managing Director of Seiko Australia Toru Koizumi cutting the ribbon at the Seiko first boutique in Australia launch. Photographer: Adam Yip
March 2nd 2016 (LR) The Consul-General of New South Wales, consulate of Japan Mr Masato Takaoka, Seiko Watch Corporation COO Hirohiko Umemoto and Managing Director of Seiko Australia Toru Koizumi cutting the ribbon at the Seiko first boutique in Australia launch. Photographer: Adam Yip

 

March 2nd 2016 Seiko first boutique in Australia located in the QVB Sydney. Photographer: Adam Yip
March 2nd 2016 Seiko first boutique in Australia located in the QVB Sydney. Photographer: Adam Yip

 

March 2nd 2016 Seiko first boutique in Australia located in the QVB Sydney. Photographer: Adam Yip
March 2nd 2016 Seiko first boutique in Australia located in the QVB Sydney. Photographer: Adam Yip

A celebration in honour of the opening was held at the Swissotel Sydney tonight, hosted by Seiko Watch Corporation COO Hirohiko Umemoto, and attended by several of Seiko’s business partners, media representatives and watch collectors. The occasion was also celebrated by the Consul-General from the New South Wales consulate of Japan, Mr. Masato Takaoka.

This new boutique is one of several that Seiko is opening in the world’s leading cities. Last year Seiko boutiques opened in Frankfurt, Moscow and Tokyo and more will follow in 2016. Seiko’s aim, here in Sydney as elsewhere, is to allow visitors a unique, exciting and intriguing opportunity to explore the world of Seiko through its history, its craftsmanship and its finest watches. The Seiko Boutique will showcase Seiko’s prestigious collections, Grand Seiko, Astron and Credor and will display several watches never before offered in Australia. The boutique will have a resident Seiko watchmaker to assist customers with technical information and assistance.

Please find three images from Seiko’s opening. Additional images are available upon request.

About Seiko Watch Corporation

Seiko Watch Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Seiko Holdings Corporation which was established in 1881. Seiko is one of a few true “manufactures” that design, develop and produce all components of luxury watches, using traditional craftsmanship and the most advanced technologies. Its global network covers more than 150 countries worldwide, marketing the fine watches under the vision “Moving ahead, Touching hearts.”

Boutique Details:

Shop 63, Lower Ground Floor, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61-2-9805-4747
website: www.seikoboutique.com.au

For PR enquires contact:

Adrian Falk
Believe Advertising
Phone: +61-2-9388-0033
Email: afalk@believeadvertising.com

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March 3, 2016 at 12:02 pm

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Qlik Expands Partner Network in Asia

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-Qlik Adds 33 New Partners in Asia to Accelerate Growth Momentum in Region and Recognizes High-performing Partners at Event in Phuket

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Qlik®, (NASDAQ: QLIK) a leader in visual analytics, today announced that it has expanded its partner network in Asia by adding 33 new partners, to support its growth in the region. New partners include JSC Tech in South Korea, NEC in Malaysia, PT Synnex in Indonesia, and NCS as well as Dimension Data from Singapore. Qlik now works with close to 100 partners across ASEAN, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

At the 2016 Qlik Asia Partner Summit held in Phuket 25-26 February, where over 100 participants from around the region attended, the company also presented 2015 awards to top partners for creating outstanding value for customers and extending the reach of Qlik’s visual analytics platform. The award winners are:

  • Top Revenue Partner – Miso Infotech Inc. (South Korea)
  • Biggest Partner Deal – VS Security (Taiwan)
  • Rookie Partner – JSC Tech (South Korea)
  • Top Revenue Partners for Qlik Sense – IDR Systems (South Korea) and VANTIS Solutions (Hong Kong)
  • Most Innovative Partner – Metro Systems (Thailand)
  • Fastest Sale Cycle – SIFT Analytics (Singapore)

The awards acknowledge high performers within the Qlik partner community who have taken an innovative approach to addressing customer business needs, as well as demonstrated the highest level of expertise in implementing Qlik solutions such as QlikView® and Qlik Sense®. Some of the new customers Qlik won last year through partners include United World College and Becton Dickinson in Singapore.

“Our partners are most valued and an important part of Qlik’s go-to-market strategy. As the BI market matures to meet the evolving demands of users, our partners are a critical extension of our global sales force, working closely with our customers to meet their business needs and to help them embrace data-driven practices for more agile decision-making,” said Terry Smagh, Managing Director and Vice President of Qlik Asia. “Our strategy relies heavily on our ability to work hand-in-hand with trusted partners to drive new business opportunities, establish a competitive advantage, and create value for our customers.”

About Qlik

Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in visual analytics.  Its portfolio of products meets customers’ growing needs from reporting and self-service visual analysis to guided, embedded and custom analytics.  Approximately 38,000 customers rely on Qlik solutions to gain meaning out of information from varied sources, exploring the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas.  Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Qlik has offices around the world with more than 1700 partners covering more than 100 countries.

© 2016 QlikTech International AB. All rights reserved. Qlik®, Qlik Sense®, QlikView®, QlikTech®, Qlik® Cloud, Qlik® DataMarket, Qlik® Analytics Platform and the QlikTech logos are trademarks of QlikTech International AB which have been registered in multiple countries. Other marks and logos mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:

Zixin Chai
+65-6690-7021
zixin.chai@qlik.com

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March 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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en world Group launches “AQuest Search”, a new Asia Pacific Executive Search business

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TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — Responding to the critical shortage of high performance leaders across Asia Pacific, en world Group launches AQuest Search, a new Asia Pacific executive search business. AQuest Search leverages en world’s established network of 15 offices in India, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, Korea & Japan, supporting over 2,500 clients across the region over 25 years.

Global companies in Asia Pacific have never faced a greater scarcity of executive leaders who possess understanding of diverse cultures and languages in the fast changing Asia Pacific region.

AQuest Search partners with global companies operating in the Asia-Pacific region to identify, attract and engage top-level executive talent. Through a highly committed, responsive and client focused service, AQuest Search delivers results – equipping clients with high-performing leaders.

Combining the deep regional experience in Asia Pacific and rich sector expertise of our consultants with en world’s substantial reach and technology resources, AQuest Search has a superior understanding of both client and candidate needs.

Craig Saphin, group CEO says: “The addition of the executive level focus of AQuest Search will enhance our existing and unique levels of customer service. AQuest members inherit a deep understanding of the Asia Pacific region, close personal networks with clients and candidates and proven professional values. AQuest is focused on achieving its mission by helping our clients achieve their strategic goals by bringing the best people together”.

About AQuest Search

AQuest Search partners with globally minded companies operating in the Asia-Pacific region to identify, attract and harness top-level executive talent. AQuest Search leverages en world’s established network of 15 offices in India,Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, Korea & Japan, supporting over 2,500 clients across the region over 25 years.

To find out more about AQuest Search, please visit our website at https://www.aquestsearch.com or on LinkedIn athttps://www.linkedin.com/company/aquest-search

About en world Group

en world is a group of recruiting consultancies specialising in professional and managerial roles. Operating from seven countries, we support global companies’ recruitment needs through our Asia Pacific network with en world, Navigos Search, New Era India and AQuest Search brands.

For more information, please contact:

Quynh Duong (Ms)
APAC PR Manager, en world
Email: quynh.duong@enworld.com
Direct phone: +84-4-6278-5198

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March 3, 2016 at 11:58 am

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Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2016 Opens with Alibaba.com Sourcing Experience Debut

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-500 Exhibiting Companies and First time Japanese Exhibitors Participate in Southeast Asia’s No. 1 Furniture Fair

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — The Malaysian International Furniture Fair opens its 22nd year in an atmosphere of excitement and heightened anticipation with increased pre-registered attendance, first time participating Japanese exhibitors, and the debut of new O2O (online to offline) sourcing experience with partner Alibaba B2B.

The five-day event and Southeast Asia’s biggest industry show features 500 exhibiting companies from 15 countries and regions, grossing 80,000 square metres at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and Matrade Convention and Exhibition Centre (MECC) from 1-5 March.

Officiated by Guest-of-Honour Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, MIFF 2016 marks the first furniture trade fair of the sourcing season in Asia.

Present at the MIFF opening ceremony were UBM Asia President and CEO Jime Essink, MIFF Chairman Dato’ Dr Tan Chin Huat, UBM Asia ASEAN Business Managing Director M. Gandhi, and Director of Business Development for Alibaba B2B Business Unit, Yi Qian.

MIFF 2016 is the first trade event in the UBM-Alibaba strategic alliance pilot program series and debuts Alibaba’s Trade Assurance Program internationally by way of participation of select MIFF Exhibitors.

MIFF’s position as a gateway into the growing Southeast Asian region and other emerging markets has attracted companies from mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, India, Italy, Japan, Finland, France, Hong Kong,Vietnam, Turkey, United States and Spain to exhibit alongside leading Malaysian manufacturers.

Six Japanese companies led by Mitsui Designtec Co Ltd are exhibiting in PWTC, adding a fourth cluster to long-established mainland China and Taiwan halls, and Muar Hall in MECC.

Ranked, the world’s 8th largest furniture exporter, Malaysia posted exports of RM9.14 billion last year. It is no wonder why buyers from as many as 140 countries and regions also visit MIFF to handpick products from the biggest collection of Malaysia’s quality timber furniture under one roof, with reported transactions of US$865 million as a result of MIFF 2015.

Pre-registration of visitors was up 30% with one third coming for the first time. Attendees will include delegations fromJapan, Italian Furniture Retailers Association, Australian Furniture Association, India and Turkey.

MIFF continues to exude strong positive sentiment with its planned expansion in 2018 to make the show 25% bigger to 100,000 square metres, using the new Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and PWTC.

Among the side highlights are the MIFF Furniture Design Competition with the winner to be announced during the official prize presentation ceremony on Thursday along with exhibitor awards for the best booth and best product in MIFF 2016.

Dato’ Dr Tan Chin Huat, Chairman of MIFF, said: “That MIFF is the only furniture event and the only trade show outside mainland China and Hong Kong selected for the UBM-Alibaba B2B strategic alliance underscores the level of trust and confidence in MIFF ahead of our expansion in 2018. This will open more opportunities for our exhibitors and Malaysian companies to increase exports.”

Mr Jime Essink, President and CEO of UBM Asia, said: “The O2O synergy with Alibaba B2B enhances the dynamics of business today. One of the challenges of the trade exhibition industry is continuing the buyer and seller dialogue throughout the year, while a purely online trading world lacks the physical interaction and development of the personal relation. What we have now offers customers greater convenience, efficiency, choice and the all important face-to-face interaction and handshakes to build long-term business relationships.”

About Alibaba @ MIFF
http://2016.miff.com.my/about-miff/alibaba-miff/

 

 

MIFF 2016 Opening Ceremony by Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Malaysia.
MIFF 2016 Opening Ceremony by Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Malaysia.

 

MIFF 2018 expands to new MITEC center.
MIFF 2018 expands to new MITEC center.

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March 3, 2016 at 11:57 am

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The Red Flag Group Appoints Helen Gillies to Board of Directors

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PHOENIX /PRNewswire/ — The Red Flag Group, a global integrity risk and compliance firm, today announced that Helen Gillies will join its Board of Directors as Independent Non-Executive Director.

Scott Lane, Executive Chairman of The Red Flag Group said: “Helen is a fantastic addition to our Board – she has an in-depth knowledge of our industry, our client base and our product suite – and has the unique ability to combine her strong legal background with astute commercial and operational risk advice in one focused assessment. I am very excited to see the changes Helen will bring and look forward to working with her as part of our Board.”

Helen was previously Executive Director of Sinclair Knight Merz Management (“SKM”), a global engineering consultancy, with a turnover in excess of 1.3 Billion AUD. SKM was the first company globally to achieve multi regional accreditation under BS 10500, the standard for compliance systems to meet the UK Bribery Act. Helen led the team to achieve this certification.

Helen won the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association award as In-House Lawyer of the Year (Corporate) in 2008. In 2012, she was named as one of Australia’s Most Influential Women in the Board and Management category in the Australian Financial Review’s inaugural awards.

Helen was appointed as a non-executive director of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (“CASA”) in July 2009 and served as a director until June 30, 2014.

Helen has undergraduate degrees in Commerce, Law (Hons), and a Master of Business Administration and Masters of Construction Law. She has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Insead and the International Directors Program at Insead, France.

A list of The Red Flag Group Board members can be found at http://www.redflaggroup.com/board-of-directors/

Notes to editors:

The Red Flag Group is a global integrity and compliance risk firm. We apply our unique set of advice, technology and business intelligence applications to manage the integrity and compliance risks of our customers. The Red Flag Group assists companies in developing and maintaining efficient and effective corporate governance and compliance programmes, and has a proven track record in providing integrity due diligence investigations in 194 countries.

Contact:

The Red Flag Group
Charlotte Smith
PR & Corporate Marketing Manager
charlotte.smith@redflaggorup.com

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Source: The Red Flag Group

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March 3, 2016 at 11:50 am

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