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UGG Announces Rosie Huntington-Whiteley As First Global Women’s Brand Ambassador

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-Actress and supermodel features the new Classic II in fall 2016 campaign

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — California-based brand UGG®, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE:DECK), has announced it has partnered with international supermodel and actress, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, as the first-ever global women’s brand ambassador. Huntington-Whiteley’s UGG® partnership will begin with a fall 2016 campaign featuring the iconic Classic Boot reimagined with a range of new features and benefits anticipated to launch globally in August 2016.

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“It’s an honor to be partnering with a global brand that is loved as much as UGG,” said Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. “When I started modeling one of the first things I ever purchased was a pair of Classic boots as comfort to me is everything. The updated Classic offers the same immediate comfort but now with an edgier, street style appeal that can be worn indoors or out.”

“As an internationally accomplished model and actress, Rosie’s effortless elegance and authentic love for UGG®make her the perfect ambassador as her confidence, style and natural warmth mirror our brand values perfectly,” said Dave Powers, President of Deckers Brands. “Originally from England but now based in Malibu, Huntington-Whiteley personifies what it means to live a contemporary California casual, yet global, lifestyle. We could not be more proud to welcome her into the UGG family.”

As the face of the new UGG® Classic II Huntington-Whiteley’s signing coincides with the biggest re-launch the brand has ever made since its inception thirty-seven years ago. Including a Treadlite by UGG™ outsole for increased traction, improved cushioning for greater support and Scotchgard™ Protector to help repel water and stains, the new Classic II contains features and benefits that will confidently allow consumers to take their favorite UGG® Classic to the street.

Just in time for UGG® season, the campaign will kick off this September in print, digital and out of home advertisements and feature an array of new and improved Classic boots rolling out throughout the year. Please visit www.uggaustralia.com for further news and brand updates.

About the UGG® brand
Founded in 1978 in California, the UGG® brand (a division of Deckers Brands, NYSE: DECK) has built a reputation on luxury and comfort by using only the finest materials in the world, employing the highest standards of craftsmanship, and delivering new and innovative styles. The UGG® brand is recognized as a premium lifestyle brand with more than $1 billion in annual sales, offering men’s, women’s and kid’s footwear as well as loungewear, outerwear, home products, cold weather accessories and handbags. The brand’s concept and outlet stores offer the ultimate brand experience with 150 locations worldwide, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris,London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. For more information please visit www.uggaustralia.com or the brand’s official blog at uggaustralia.com/blog. @UGGAustralia #thisisUGG

Source: UGG

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April 11, 2016 at 5:35 pm

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Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. and SAC Capital Private Limited Announce Sale of Canaccord Genuity Singapore Limited and Strategic Partnership Arrangement

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (“Canaccord Genuity”, the “Company”) (TSX: CF) and SAC Capital Private Limited (“SAC Capital”) today announce a transaction whereby SAC Capital will acquire 100 percent of the ordinary shares of Canaccord Genuity Singapore Pte Ltd. (“CGSPL”). Both parties have entered into an arrangement which allows for referrals of business opportunities in relation to ongoing capital markets activities in Singapore.

Upon completion of the transaction, SAC Capital will assume management and control of the CGSPL entity and operations, including staff and clients. For the sale of this non-core asset, Canaccord Genuity will receive upfront cash consideration and further payments based on the value of net tangible assets and deferred consideration calculated with reference to the future cash flows arising from the existing business.

“This transformational transaction reinforces our position as a leading provider of corporate finance advisory, fund raising, underwriting and share placement services in Singapore and makes SAC Capital the second largest independent provider of Catalist continuing sponsorship services,” said Mr Ong Hwee Li, CEO and Executive Director of SAC Capital Private Limited.

This transaction provides Canaccord Genuity with the opportunity to provide more focus for its Asia-Pacificoperations, which complement the broader global capabilities of its capital markets and wealth management businesses in North America and the UK & Europe. The aggregate consideration is not material to the group.

“Following an extensive due diligence process, Canaccord Genuity determined SAC Capital to be a reputable and stable operator in the Singapore market,” said Dan Daviau, President & CEO of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. “The partnership we announce today allows for a seamless transition and was formed in the best interests of clients and employees.”

The transaction is subject to completion of certain closing conditions, including regulatory approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and is expected to close in May 2016.

ABOUT CANACCORD GENUITY GROUP INC.:

Through its principal subsidiaries, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (the “Company”) is a leading independent, full-service financial services firm, with operations in two principal segments of the securities industry: wealth management and capital markets. Since its establishment in 1950, the Company has been driven by an unwavering commitment to building lasting client relationships. We achieve this by generating value for our individual, institutional and corporate clients through comprehensive investment solutions, brokerage services and investment banking services. The Company has offices in 10 countries worldwide, including Wealth Management offices located in Canada, Australia, the UK, Guernsey, Jersey, and the Isle of Man. Canaccord Genuity, the international capital markets division, operates in Canada, the US, the UK, France, Ireland, Hong Kong, China, Australia andDubai. To us there are no foreign markets.TM

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. is publicly traded under the symbol CF on the TSX.

ABOUT SAC CAPITAL PRIVATE LIMITED

Founded in 2004, SAC Capital Private Limited is a leading, independent, financial services firm with strong capabilities in corporate finance advisory and IPOs, underwriting and share placement, Catalist sponsorship and mergers and acquisitions. SAC Capital is widely recognized in both the Singapore public and private markets for its outstanding reputation for being efficient and highly effective, delivering only the best for clients and investors. SAC Capital has completed over 15 fund raisings and 120 advisory transactions, and brokered several sell-side M&As. With its three core principles of integrity, trust and confidence, SAC Capital strives to build long lasting, trusted relationships with its employees, clients and investors that deliver exceptional services.

For investor and media relations inquiries: Christina Marinoff, Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications, Phone: 416-687-5507, email: christina.marinoff@canaccord.com

Source: Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.

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April 11, 2016 at 5:24 pm

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PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, honors CH2M with Watermark Award for leadership in water sustainability

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DENVER /PRNewswire/ — Singapore’s national water agency, PUB, selected CH2M as one of three recipients for its Watermark Award for its legacy of advocating water sustainability through community outreach activities and partnership on numerous milestone projects that lead the way in the area of water stewardship, and encourage the community to take ownership of Singapore’s water resources and contribute towards its water sustainability.

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“We are heartened by the initiatives and programs that CH2M, one of our Watermark Award recipients this year, has developed over the years to educate their internal and external stakeholders about water. CH2M is a sterling example of an organization that goes above and beyond to spread the water saving message and inspire the community to protect our precious water resource in Singapore. We hope more organizations like CH2M, can come forward and go the extra mile for water, like what our winners have done this year,” says George Madhavan, Director of 3P Network, PUB.

Cultivating a 25-year relationship, CH2M has been working closely with Singapore’s PUB, delivering major cross-sector infrastructure projects in Water and Industrial Facilities, including serving as program manager and designer for the award-winning Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) and the Changi Water Reclamation Plant, one of the world’s largest water reclamation projects; the iconic NEWater Plant and Visitor Centre, an international landmark for educating the world about water reuse; and the Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) programme, which transformed the waterbodies in Singapore beyond their utilitarian functions, creating new community spaces as well as higher quality living in Singapore.

Singapore is a water model for the world. Each of the projects we’ve completed with PUB has been characterized by strong partnerships, between a most innovative client and consultants and contractors who share PUB’s vision, and with the community who understands water and sustainability by virtue of Singapore’s investment in education,” said Peter Nicol, CH2M Global Water Business Group President. “We are honored to accept PUB’s Watermark Award for our contributions to protecting and preserving Singapore’s precious water assets.”

In 2015, CH2M received the Stockholm Industry Water Award for pioneering methods to clean water and increasing public acceptance of recycled water. CH2M’s work with Singapore’s PUB in the early 2000s was a key milestone in the firm’s potable water reuse journey and helped evolve water reuse practices, proving not only the safety of potable reuse, but helping win public acceptance with the country’s NEWater project. By pioneering a hands-on transparent approach to public outreach and conducting the most sophisticated and comprehensive study of reclaimed water to date, the project fully integrated the best in technology with the best in public education tools to create unprecedented public acceptance of water reuse.

The Watermark Award, first introduced in 2007 by PUB, recognizes individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions and commitment to protect and raise awareness of Singapore’s precious water resources.Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Masagoes Zulkifli, presented CH2M with the award on March 31, 2016, during a ceremony.

About CH2M

CH2M is the leading professional services firm delivering sustainable solutions to clients working on the world’s most complex challenges. CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management solutions for vital infrastructure and resources serving diverse public- and private-sector clients. With$5.4 billion in revenue and ~24,000 people, the firm has offices in 50 countries and four business groups: water; environment & nuclear; transportation; and energy & industrial. Known for managing global events such as the Olympic Games, CH2M ranks among Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies; number-one in environmental consulting and program management by Engineering News-Record; and among sustainability leaders by independent analyst Verdantix. CH2M in 2016 was selected to receive the World Environmental Center’s Gold Medal Award, and in 2015, received the Stockholm International Water Institute’s highest Industry Water Award for pioneering water conservation and reuse technologies. To learn more about the CH2M difference, connect with us atwww.ch2m.com; linkedin.com/company/ch2m; twitter.com/ch2m; facebook.com/ch2mhill; and search for jobs atch2m.com/careers.

Contacts:
Lori Irvine
CH2M (Water Business Group)
+1 720 286 3137
Lori.Irvine@ch2m.com

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April 11, 2016 at 5:19 pm

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4 Budget-Friendly Tips to Promote your Book

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — The publishing market continues to become increasingly competitive due to the introduction of e-readers and writers now having access to tools that enable self-publishing. With the rise of ecommerce book sales, authors must ensure they have a solid book marketing strategy in place when they decide to bring a book to market.

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To effectively promote your latest book, consider the following cost-effective tools:

  • Social media ads. Social media advertising provides targeted messaging to special interest groups. This channel is on the rise of popularity with authors, and Facebook is one platform in which you can spread the word about your book and not break the bank.
  • Leveraging award wins. If you’ve recently won an award for your latest book, what better way is there to promote the book than by spotlighting that important win? A book award can increase credibility with the public and may help to create further interest in your book which will lead to increased sales.
  • Press release. Sending out a press release is an easy and fast way for readers and media professionals to become acquainted with your name and the new work’s title. You can either keep your efforts local by emailing the release to reporters that you’re acquainted with, or consider distributing your release through a wire service to reach the same national and local news outlets that the professionals use.

To read about the remaining cost-effective way to promote your book, check out PR Newswire’s latest Small Business PR Toolkit post here.

PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that provides small businesses and entrepreneurs the tools to develop an affordable public relations and marketing plan that helps generate interest from potential customers, engage with key audiences and grow their businesses. The toolkit features relevant content such as informative white papers, interactive webinars and how-to articles and premium access to educational resources, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of special offers designed specifically for small businesses. To request information on how PR Newswire can help your small business, click here. You can receive updates on new Small Business PR Toolkit content by following @prnsmallbiz on Twitter.

About PR Newswire
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

Contact:
Amanda Eldridge
Director, Strategic Channels
+1 201-360-6906
Amanda.eldridge@prnewswire.com

Source: PR Newswire Association LLC

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April 11, 2016 at 4:46 pm

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Encryption On Demand: New CodeTel Email and Messaging Applications Provide Optimum Privacy, Protection

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-Latest small business PR Toolkit post offers best practices for mobile content writing

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — When developing a mobile marketing strategy, small businesses should customize their content and messaging in order to deliver unique brand experiences to their target audience. An effective mobile strategy can also deliver an abundance of ecommerce opportunities, but there are four things you should remember when writing content for this group. In the latest PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit post, contributing author Steve Lazuka offers the following best practices for mobile content writing:

Short AND Solid Headlines. Long headlines can take up space on a mobile device, so ensure you are grabbing attention with a short headline that is easy to scan and digest.

Spotlight. Start your content off strong by including the most important statements up front to encourage your readers to keep perusing the message.

Focus NOT Fluff. With the majority of mobile readers on-the-go, your topic should be laser-focused and not riddled with unnecessary jargon or verbiage. Convey your point by providing the essentials quickly and in a digestible length and format.

For discussion on the remaining mobile content writing best practice, read Lazuka’s article here.

PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that provides small businesses and entrepreneurs the tools to develop an affordable public relations and marketing plan that helps generate interest from potential customers, engage with key audiences and grow their businesses. The toolkit features relevant content such as informative white papers, interactive webinars and how-to articles and premium access to educational resources, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of special offers designed specifically for small businesses. To request information on how PR Newswire can help your small business, click here. You can receive updates on new Small Business PR Toolkit content by following @prnsmallbiz on Twitter.

About PR Newswire
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

Contact:
Amanda Eldridge
Director, Strategic Channels
+1 201-360-6906
Amanda.eldridge@prnewswire.com

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April 11, 2016 at 4:40 pm

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4 Tips for Writing Content for a Mobile Audience

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-Latest small business PR Toolkit post offers best practices for mobile content writing

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — When developing a mobile marketing strategy, small businesses should customize their content and messaging in order to deliver unique brand experiences to their target audience. An effective mobile strategy can also deliver an abundance of ecommerce opportunities, but there are four things you should remember when writing content for this group. In the latest PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit post, contributing author Steve Lazuka offers the following best practices for mobile content writing:

Short AND Solid Headlines. Long headlines can take up space on a mobile device, so ensure you are grabbing attention with a short headline that is easy to scan and digest.

Spotlight. Start your content off strong by including the most important statements up front to encourage your readers to keep perusing the message.

Focus NOT Fluff. With the majority of mobile readers on-the-go, your topic should be laser-focused and not riddled with unnecessary jargon or verbiage. Convey your point by providing the essentials quickly and in a digestible length and format.

For discussion on the remaining mobile content writing best practice, read Lazuka’s article here.

PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that provides small businesses and entrepreneurs the tools to develop an affordable public relations and marketing plan that helps generate interest from potential customers, engage with key audiences and grow their businesses. The toolkit features relevant content such as informative white papers, interactive webinars and how-to articles and premium access to educational resources, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of special offers designed specifically for small businesses. To request information on how PR Newswire can help your small business, click here. You can receive updates on new Small Business PR Toolkit content by following @prnsmallbiz on Twitter.

About PR Newswire
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

Contact:
Amanda Eldridge
Director, Strategic Channels
+1 201-360-6906
Amanda.eldridge@prnewswire.com

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April 11, 2016 at 4:35 pm

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The Red Flag Group(R) Announces Appointment of Tom Fox

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TEMPE, Ariz., April 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Red Flag Group, a global integrity risk and compliance firm, today announced that Tom Fox, the well-respected compliance evangelist, has joined the Firm as Compliance Ambassador.

In this newly created role, Tom will be supporting business development activities, providing insight around strategic product direction and continuing to share his valuable industry expertise and foresight.

David Youngson, CEO of The Red Flag Group said: “Tom brings a wealth of compliance knowledge and expertise that is well regarded and respected across our industry.  Having him on the team is a major development for our Firm and results in our clients having comprehensive exposure to the leading trends and latest thought leadership across the compliance industry.  Tom’s appointment is key in supporting our strategic commitment to be the go-to provider for global compliance and risk expertise.”

In his new role, Tom will continue to deliver FCPA and compliance insight under The Red Flag Group umbrella, building upon the Firm’s powerful arsenal of meaningful value-added thought leadership and enhancing the dissemination process in his capacity as a key industry influencer on social media and blog sites.

“I am thrilled to come on board with The Red Flag Group as Compliance Ambassador,” said Tom. “It gives me the opportunity to continue to evangelise about compliance and ethics while being associated with the leading product and services provider in the field.”

A seasoned compliance professional and former general counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., Tom is a renowned international speaker and author on corporate compliance and the FCPA. He is the creator of the award winning and syndicated FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog and Podcast series and is the author of 10 books on compliance and ethics including the international best-selling book “Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics” and the seminal volume “Doing Compliance: Design, Create and Implement an Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Program”. He was recently named the Top Contributor in Compliance in the JD Supra Reader’s poll.

Tom attended undergraduate school at the University of Texas, graduate school at Michigan State University and law school at the University of Michigan.

Notes to editors:

The Red Flag Group is a global integrity and compliance risk firm. It applies its unique set of advice, technology and business intelligence applications to manage the integrity and compliance risks of its 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 Information:

Charlotte Smith
PR & Corporate Marketing Manager
The Red Flag Group
charlotte.smith@redflaggroup.com
+852-3185-0760

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April 11, 2016 at 12:10 pm

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Indonesia’s Ministry of Health Applauds Role of CPhi Exhibition for Stimulating Pharmaceutical Innovation

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-Indonesia Hosts 5th Edition of CPhI South East Asia – ASEAN’s Leading Exhibition for Pharmaceutical Development

JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — Mrs. Maura Linda Sitanggang, Director General of Pharmaceutical Services and Health Devices, the Ministry of Health of the Indonesian Republic, presided over the opening of the 5th edition of the CPhI South East Asia exhibition and conference for pharmaceutical ingredients and new drug development, at Jakarta International Expo. Speaking at the Opening Ceremony, Mrs. Sitanggang said “Exchange of information is one of the most important factors for promoting the development of the pharmaceutical industry. That is why this event, that brings together professionals from suppliers and manufacturers, government and academia, has such a vital role in stimulating further growth of Indonesia’s pharmaceutical sector.”

Mrs. Maura Linda Sitanggang, Director General of Pharmaceutical Services and Health Devices, the Ministry of Health of the Indonesian Republic.
Mrs. Maura Linda Sitanggang, Director General of Pharmaceutical Services and Health Devices, the Ministry of Health of the Indonesian Republic.

Also speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Christopher Eve, President Director of PT UBM Pameran Niaga Indonesia, the organizer of the event stated, “CPhI South East Asia provides the perfect opportunity for members of the global pharmaceutical industry to interact with their counterparts in the ASEAN region discuss new business opportunities. The event covers every aspect of pharmaceutical development, from ingredients to manufacturing machinery, packaging and drug delivery to outsourcing services. In addition, this year we have added Health Ingredients, which focusses on the growing cross-over between pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals and functional foods.”

Running in parallel with the three-day exhibition is an extensive program of events including an Innovation Gallery, the Exhibitor Showcases, business matching and the Hi South East Asia Seminar. The Innovation Gallery highlights innovative pharmaceutical products including those that were selected for the CPhI Worldwide Pharma Awards. The Exhibitor Showcase is a series of seminars where leading companies present the very latest products and research results, as well as discussing key trends and issues in the industry. Meanwhile, more than 350 pre-scheduled meetings in the Business Matching Program allow industry professionals to discuss their particular needs and capabilities with the aim of creating new business opportunities. Finally, the Hi South East Asia Seminar on health ingredients is being held in cooperation with the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), and features a line-up of prominent speakers in this field of functional foods and nurtaceuticals.

Two new exhibitions have been added to CPhI South East Asia this year; ICSE (International Contract Services Expo)and Hi (Health ingredients) South East Asia. ICSE focuses on outsourcing and contract services for the pharmaceutical industry, while Hi South East Asia is an exhibition of functional and nutraceutical ingredients. With a total exhibition area of 10,000 square metres, CPhI South East Asia 2016 brings together some 260 companies from 25 countries, with national and group pavilions from Korea, China, India, as well as the Mensa Group. The three-day event is expected to attract over 6,000 professionals working in the fields of pharmaceuticals, functional food and nutraceuticals.

Commenting on the holding of CPhI South East Asia 2016, Mr. Eve said “It is my sincere hope that with ICSE and Hi South East Asia, as well as all the other elements in this event, CPhI South East Asia 2016 can contribute to the further development of the pharmaceutical industry and related sectors such as functional foods of Indonesia and the wider ASEAN region.”

UBM Asia

PT UBM Pameran Niaga Indonesia is part of UBM Asia. Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 media products in three categories: trade fairs, print and online products. As Asia’s leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and India, we stage the leading events of their kinds across Asia.

Our 150 events, 24 publications and 18 vertical portals serve 1,000,000 plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.

We deliver high value to our partners and customers through our:    

  • 25-year track record of operating large-scale international exhibitions, conferences and major publications inAsia.
  • pioneering industry-specific vertical portals that provide year-round business matching and quality information.
  • highly professional management team with years of practical experience in the exhibition industry.
  • strong global network with wholly-owned subsidiary companies in major cities including Hong Kong, Beijing,Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Istanbul in Asia, New York and San Francisco in the USA.

Our Mission: create real business for customers

We value the business needs of our customers. All our products are designed to bridge the needs of buyers and sellers. We are committed to building high-quality and enduring products.

For further information please contact:

Maria Lioe

Event Director

PT UBM Pameran Niaga Indonesia

T : +62 21 2930 5959

F : +62 21 2930 5960

E: Maria.Lioe@ubm.com

Kunti Roostapati

Inke Maris & Associates

T: +62 21 828 1250

F: +62 21 835 1369

E: kunti.roostapati@inkemaris.com

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April 11, 2016 at 11:17 am

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Appier’s Cross Screen User Behavior Report reveals new insights into Asia’s ‘post-mobile’ consumer

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-3 or more devices the norm for Asia’s multi-device users
-Mobile first doesn’t mean mobile only
-Majority of multi-device users show preference for different ad formats on different screens

TAIPEI /PRNewswire/ — Today, artificial intelligence company Appier announced the release of its 2H 2015 Cross Screen User Behavior Report, which shows that not only is the use of 3 or more devices the norm among Asia’s multi-device users, but that these connected Asians are living in a “post-mobile” world — moving between smartphone, tablet, and desktop PC in complex and interconnected ways based on convenience, habit and preference.

Over half (51%) of Asia’s multi-device users interact with 3 or more devices, with places like Australia (78%), Taiwan(77%), Korea (70%) and Singapore (69%), showing an even stronger adoption rate. This trend is also picking up in the rest of the region, with nearly half in Malaysia, for instance, reporting the same.

“Our study shows that the post-mobile world is a cross screen world. Asia’s multi-device users are switching between screens throughout their day based on convenience, habit and preference, introducing unprecedented complexity for businesses looking to reach people online. As users embrace more devices, the message is clear: cross screen is no longer optional,” said Chih-Han Yu, CEO and Co-founder of Appier.

Mobile first doesn’t mean mobile only

Appier’s report suggests that even in “mobile-first” Asia, it’s too early to dismiss PC, which continues to be an important screen for the region’s multi-device users. Though there are around 6 or more reachable smartphones for every PC, PCs generate over 50% as much usage as smartphones. Each individual PC is used nearly 4 times as much as each smartphone. Similarly, while there are about 17 reachable mobile phones for every tablet, an average tablet generates 20% to 30% more usage than a smartphone.

Behaviors across screens are varied and complex

In the post-mobile world, users move between screens according to convenience, individual habit and preference. Accordingly, device usage varies on any given day based on a number of factors, from time of day, day of the week, gender and even market.

Appier’s report shows that on average, men are more active on both PCs and smartphones than women by 3% and 4%, respectively. However, on tablets, women are about 14% more active on average. The time of day also impacts usage. For example, PC and smartphone web usage tend to intersect during the day, with smartphones usage rising during lunch (12pm-2pm) and during the commute home (from 5pm). Tablet usage accelerates after 5pm.

Finally, usage varies by day of week — smartphone usage across the region varies through the week, from mid-week in Indonesia, to Mondays in Singapore and the weekend in Taiwan, whereas tablet usage rises on the weekend, indicating the latter is more of a leisure device. Average usage per PC varies across the region. In aspiring markets where PC is primarily used in the workplace, average usage per PC peaks on weekdays. In developed markets where many households own PCs, average usage per PC tends to rise on weekends.

Different screens, different ads

Users respond differently to ads across different screens. Nearly 7 in 10 of Asia’s cross screen users interact somewhat or completely differently with ads across different screens, displaying different behavior or favoring different ad formats and subject matter. Of these cross screeners, just over half interact completely differently with ads across different screens — a trend more pronounced in places like Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. Clearly, one size does not fit all.

These findings show that cross screen is no longer optional for businesses. Cross screen campaigns, which reach users across every screen that they use rather than targeting devices separately, perform 26% better than multi-device campaigns.

About Appier’s Cross Screen User Behavior Report

The report is based on an analysis of Appier-run campaigns across 11 markets in Asia, from the second half of 2015. As part of this report we analysed over 850 billion campaign data points including ad requests, impression, clicks and conversions. The report can be found at: https://goo.gl/cIQeuz

About Appier

Appier is a technology company that makes it easy for businesses to use artificial intelligence to grow and succeed in a cross screen era. Appier is formed by a passionate team of computer scientists and engineers with experience in AI, data analysis, distributed systems, and marketing. Our colleagues come from Google, Intel, Yahoo, as well as renowned AI research groups in Harvard University and Stanford University. Headquartered in Taipei, Appier serves more than 500 global brands and agencies from offices in eleven markets across Asia, including Taipei, Singapore,Tokyo, Sydney, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Hong Kong, Mumbai, New Delhi, Jakarta and Seoul. For more information please visit www.appier.com.

For press enquiries, please contact:

Appier
Sana Rahman
Tel: +65-6320-9759
Email: sana.rahman@appier.com

The Hoffman Agency
Lauren Lee
Tel.: +852-2231-8116
Email: llee@hoffman.com

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April 11, 2016 at 11:10 am

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Retail Bigwigs to Gather During Children, Baby and Maternity Industry Expo in Singapore

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — The 2nd edition of the region’s onlydedicated business-to-business Children, Baby and Maternity Expo — CBME Southeast Asia opens its doors from 13-15 April 2016 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibiton Center. The 2016 edition will feature close to 100 brands from over 10 countries and regions, including Australia, mainland China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea,Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam have confirmed attendance.

The fair has garnered the support of various country associations such as the Association of Korea Clothes Sales, KinerjaBISA from Indonesia, Singapore Tourism Board, Association of Small & Medium Enterprises amongst others. These products have been hand-picked to showcase the latest trends in the industry. As part of the initiation to help related industry partners meet and do business effectively, CBME South East Asia offers Business Matching Program exclusively to buyers from the Southeast Asia region. Buyers and distributors from Robinsons (Singapore), Metro (Indonesia), Sweet Cherry (Malaysia), Dynamic Multi-Products (Philippines), Mom’s & I (Indonesia), PT. Bilna (Indonesia), Yen’s baby & Kid’s Shop (Indonesia), Naiise (Singapore) and Concung (Vietnam) have confirmed to attend. Trade visitors will also be able to find the latest and newest and most innovative products from selected brand and suppliers in an exclusive “New Products Gallery” right at the CBME South East Asia show floor.

CBME SEA targets the top six markets in the Southeast Asia region, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia,Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. The targeted markets account to more than 175 million children under the age of 14 within the region and have a GDP Purchasing Power Parity of 3.5 trillion USD, contributing a good dominance to the market shares and growth in the children, baby and maternity industry. Some of the participating brands include Alzipmat, Azetabio, Baken, Better Bump, Beshine, Capella, Emu Australia, Happyganics, Hubdic, Karibu, Larktale, Little Tree, Lucky Baby, Marc & Molly’s, Nateen, Nihon Ikuji, NIP, Ordesa, Piyo Piyo, Pouch, Simba and many more. They will feature products covering baby care, food, strollers, car seats, children wear and more.

Focusing on content that matters to the industry
Ms Joanne Koh, Managing Director of Nielsen, Singapore and Malaysia will be hosting a session “Growing with Baby Steps” on 13th April, 2pm. Her session will cover the overall demographic landscape of Southeast Asian countries, category trends, market size and drivers for baby products such as diapers, infant formula milk amongst other products.

On 14th April, Ms Athena Gong, General Manager of CBME will speak on “Unlock the Doors to China’s Booming Child, Baby and Maternity Market”. She will provide attendees a market overview of China’s baby products market, the distribution channels, consumer behavior and case studies.

CBME South East Asia is a perfect business platform for children, baby and maternity product buyers, retailers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to meet and do business in one venue.

CBME Southeast Asia is free to attend for all trade visitors, including the exhibition and show floor seminars and other activities taking place alongside the event. For more information, visit www.cbmesea.com

For press enquiries, please contact:
Melissa Chang, Assistant Marketing Manager
UBM Exhibition Singapore Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6592 0888 ext.893
Fax: +65 6438 6090
Email: Melissa.chang@ubm.com

Notes to Editors

About Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME South East Asia) (www.cbmesea.com)

Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME South East Asia) is the first trade exhibition catered exclusively to host professionals in baby, children and maternity products industry. This is the perfect venue for you to meet buyers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in the industry.

About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kongand subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global 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.

About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content. Our 5,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and
their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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

CBME SEA images are ready for download at: http://cbmesea.com/photo-gallery/

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Source: CBME South East Asia 2016
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April 11, 2016 at 11:06 am

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