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FrieslandCampina Asia Wins Bronze Stevie Award at 2016 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards for Innovation in Public Affairs Communications

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SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ FrieslandCampina, one of the world’s leading dairy companies, was named the winner of the Bronze Stevie® Award in the “Innovation in Public Affairs Communications” category in the third annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards 2016.

FrieslandCampina wins Stevie Award in recognition of its innovative regional public affairs communications
FrieslandCampina wins Stevie Award in recognition of its innovative regional public affairs communications

The prestigious business award honours FrieslandCampina Asia’s commitment to being a conduit for collective action and bringing about positive outcomes for various stakeholders across the dairy sector via an innovative approach to public affairs communications. Having amplified its efforts in engaging stakeholders, the award recognises FrieslandCampina Asia’s work in collectively debating policy and regulatory changes and driving innovation through various multi-sector collaborations.

FrieslandCampina has been partnering closely with external stakeholders in improving the livelihoods of dairy farmers across Asia through its ‘Dairy Development Program’ and promoting the importance of healthy lifestyles and diets through initiatives such as its highly successful ‘Drink.Move.BeStrong’ campaign. By leveraging on the regional initiatives, FrieslandCampina Asia was able to proactively educating external stakeholders on the important role that the dairy industry plays in addressing food and nutrition security.

Commenting on the award, Mr. Piet Hilarides, Chief Operating Officer Consumer Products Asia, said: “I am extremely proud of our win at the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. This award recognises the great work of FrieslandCampina Asia’s Public Affairs team in executing an innovative engagement and communications plan that reaches multiple stakeholders to support our ‘social license to operate’. The win also highlights the steps we have been taking to lead the industry on food and nutrition security, achieving industry firsts such as the discussions we are driving around engaging the entire value chain for the benefit of the communities we live and work in. I extend our warmest congratulations to all of this year’s Award winners.”

More than 600 nominations from organisations across the Asia-Pacific region were considered this year. The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognise innovation in the workplace in all 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programmes such as The International Business Awards for more than a decade.

Details on the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the list of Stevie Award winners are available athttp://Asia.Stevieawards.com.

For more information, please contact:

Media Contacts

FrieslandCampina

Ada Wong, Head of Public Affairs and Communications, Asia

T: +65-6850-7931

Email: Ada.wong@frieslandcampina.com

Spurwing Communications

Emma Thompson / Stephanie Tan

T: +65-9107-5559

Email: FC@spurwingcomms.com

About Royal FrieslandCampina

Every day Royal FrieslandCampina provides millions of consumers all over the world with food that is rich in valuable nutrients. With annual revenue of 11.3 billion euros, FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s five largest dairy companies, supplying consumer and professional products, as well as ingredients and half-finished products to manufacturers of infant & toddler nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector around the world. FrieslandCampina has offices in 32 countries and almost 22,000 employees, and its products are available in more than 100 countries. The Company is fully owned by Zuivelcooperatie FrieslandCampina U.A, with 19,487 member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium — making it one of the world’s largest dairy cooperatives.

For more information please visit: www.frieslandcampina.com.

About FrieslandCampina Consumer Products Asia

FrieslandCampina’s Consumer Products Asia business group consists of operating companies that are active in the consumer products segment in Asia. FrieslandCampina has acquired excellent positions in many countries with strong brands and a wide range of products. These activities have a long and rich history. The export of dairy from Western Europe began back in the 1920s. The range of long shelf life products has expanded significantly: from milk powder, condensed milk, infant and children’s nutrition to dairy drinks, yoghurts and desserts. FrieslandCampina has operating companies in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia,Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines. In Asia we market brands that have acquired strong positions. Dutch Lady is legendary in Malaysia and Vietnam, Foremost is a leading brand in Thailand, Frisian Flag is widely known in Indonesia.

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

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April 25, 2016 at 12:12 pm

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Stratasys Unveils World’s Only Full Color Multi-material 3D Printer, The J750, In Hong Kong

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-One-stop realism to eliminate time-consuming processes, accelerating product concepting, design, decision-making, and delivery

HONG KONG  /PRNewswire/ — Stratasys Asia Pacific, subsidiary ofStratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today unveiled the industry’s first full-color multi-material 3D printer – the Stratasys J750 3D printer – in Hong Kong. The new 3D printer breaks restrictive technology barriers, enabling customers to mix-and-match full color gradients alongside an unprecedented range of materials to achieve one-stop realism without post-processing for the first time. This, together with the system’s superior versatility, makes the J750 the ultimate 3D printing solution for product designers, engineers and manufacturers, as well as service bureaus.

 

This true product-matching sports shoe prototype was produced with full color, smooth surfaces, and a rubber-like sole - all in a single print operation on the Stratasys J750 3D Printer.
This true product-matching sports shoe prototype was produced with full color, smooth surfaces, and a rubber-like sole – all in a single print operation on the Stratasys J750 3D Printer.

 

The new Stratasys J750 3D Printer transforms product design by using full- color 3D printing with texture mapping to create true product-matching prototypes in a single print operation, such as these cosmetic tubes.
The new Stratasys J750 3D Printer transforms product design by using full- color 3D printing with texture mapping to create true product-matching prototypes in a single print operation, such as these cosmetic tubes.

 

Stratasys Asia Pacific today unveiled J750 3D printer, world’s first full-color multi-material 3D printer in Hong Kong. (From left to right: Fred Fischer, Channel Development and Field Operations Director, Stratasys Asia Pacific & Japan; Omer Krieger, General Manager, Stratasys Asia Pacific & Japan; Lucy Zhai, General Manager, Stratasys Greater China)
Stratasys Asia Pacific today unveiled J750 3D printer, world’s first full-color multi-material 3D printer in Hong Kong. (From left to right: Fred Fischer, Channel Development and Field Operations Director, Stratasys Asia Pacific & Japan; Omer Krieger, General Manager, Stratasys Asia Pacific & Japan; Lucy Zhai, General Manager, Stratasys Greater China)

 

The Stratasys J750, the premier addition to the Objet Connex multi-color, multi-material series of 3D Printers, allows customers to choose from more than 360,000 different color shades plus multiple material properties -- ranging from rigid to flexible and opaque to transparent.
The Stratasys J750, the premier addition to the Objet Connex multi-color, multi-material series of 3D Printers, allows customers to choose from more than 360,000 different color shades plus multiple material properties — ranging from rigid to flexible and opaque to transparent.

One-Stop 3D Printed Realism Delivers True Product-matching Prototypes and Unprecedented Cost/Resource Efficiencies

The Stratasys J750, the premier addition to the Objet Connex multi-color, multi-material series of 3D Printers, allows customers to choose from more than 360,000 different color shades plus multiple material properties – ranging from rigid to flexible and opaque to transparent. Prototypes can include a vast array of colors, materials and material properties in the same part, speeding production of realistic models, prototypes and parts for virtually any application need – as well as delivering incomparable 3D printing versatility to produce tooling, molds, jigs and fixtures and more.

The J750 enables near instantaneous decision-making by streamlining the way products are designed, evaluated and brought to market. A true industry milestone, the productivity-boosting J750 is expected to improve TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) by eliminating many of the traditional complex processes, time and resources required. Designers and engineers can physically experience true product prototypes within hours of developing an initial concept for immediate design and function validation with internal stakeholders and end users. Design decisions can be made instantaneously and with full confidence to help accelerate product delivery.

Increased Productivity and Throughput with New PolyJet Studio and Six Material Capacity

The J750’s one-stop realism is supported with a streamlined workflow beginning with the all new PolyJet Studio™. The software’s new intuitive user interface allows users to simply choose materials, optimize the build and manage print queues. Assignment of colors, transparencies and rigidity is eased via familiar design controls. Color textures can be loaded fully intact via VRML files imported from CAD tools.

The Stratasys J750 also minimizes downtime associated with material changeovers. Featuring a large, six-material capacity, it keeps the most used resins loaded and ready for printing. Newly designed, state-of-the-art print heads means simulated production plastics, like Digital ABS™, can be 3D printed in half the time of other Stratasys PolyJet systems. As 3D printed models are delivered with full colors, color textures and multiple materials, no time is wasted on painting and assembly.

“In addition to rigid 3D models and surgical guides, the Stratasys J750 takes one step further to help us create replica of a patient’s body part with the exact shape, nuanced color and texture – be it nerves, bones, muscle or blood vessels – enabling surgeons and medical practitioners to visualize a patient’s condition in detail and proceed through operations with confidence, subsequently improving surgery outcome and reducing complications,” commented Dr. James Chow, specialist in Dental Implant and Maxillofacial Surgery.

“As the trusted leader in the industry, Stratasys is committed to keep pushing the boundaries of 3D printing and we are proud to set another industry milestone,” said Omer Krieger, General Manager of Stratasys AP. “We believe that the J750 is the multi-purpose system with a streamlined workflow that customers can rely on throughout their product development cycle as it allows businesses to remove the complex post-process procedures such as painting and assembly in the prototyping process, while achieving higher product realism through its full-color, multi-material 3D printing capability, as well as use the system for tooling, jigs and fixtures.”

Among the many organizations and businesses that can benefit from the J750 are consumer product companies, service bureaus, design firms, education, universities and research institutions, medical device companies, hospitals, medical schools, and special effects and animation companies.

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The Stratasys J750 is available immediately. Delivery times may vary according to region. Contact Stratasys to get a quote.

Please visit the Stratasys J750 press room here and here.

Please follow the Stratasys J750 and find other 3D printing news on the Stratasys blog.

Please watch the Stratasys J750 product video here.

For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing – shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company’s solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility – reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications.

Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers for prototyping and production; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and the Thingiverse and GrabCAD communities with over 2 million 3D printable files for free designs. With more than 2,700 employees and 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com/, and follow us on LinkedIn.

Stratasys and Connex are registered trademarks of Stratasys Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Stratasys J750 is a trademark of Stratasys Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release relating to Stratasys’ beliefs regarding the benefits consumers will experience from the J750, and the impact of the J750 on the supply chain and on the 3D printing industry, are forward-looking statements reflecting management’s current expectations and beliefs. These forward-looking statements are based on current information that is, by its nature, subject to rapid and even abrupt change. Due to risks and uncertainties associated with Stratasys’ business, actual results could differ materially from those projected or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the risk that consumers will not perceive the benefits of the J750 to be the same as Stratasys does; and other risk factors set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in Stratasys’ most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 21, 2016. Stratasys is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by the rules and regulations of the SEC.

Media Contacts

Stratasys AP Ltd.

Janice Lai
+852 3944 8888
media.ap@stratasys.com

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April 25, 2016 at 11:35 am

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Indonesia Welcomes First Hilton Garden Inn

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-New Hilton Garden Inn Bali – Ngurah Rai Airport is Gateway to Bali’s Plethora of Attractions

BALI, Indonesia and MCLEAN, Va. /PRNewswire/ — Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) upscale global brand of hotels, today announced its entry into Indonesia with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Bali — Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali. Owned by PT. Duta Anggada Realty Tbk, the hotel brings 291 new rooms to the Hilton Garden Inn brand.
Poolside at Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport

“We are proud to open our first Hilton Garden Inn in Bali, Indonesia – one of the most popular business and leisure destinations – and welcome it to our global portfolio of over 665 hotels,” said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “We are committed to growing our presence in Asia Pacific and to providing a welcoming and dependable hotel experience for every guest, every time. Hilton Garden Inn Bali – Ngurah Rai Airport will do whatever it takes to ensure every guest to Bali is satisfied, or they don’t pay – that’s our Satisfaction Promise™.”

Only 500 meters away from the island’s international airport, Hilton Garden Inn Bali – Ngurah Rai Airport is situated at a prime location to offer travelers a great launch pad to discover Bali from the moment of arrival. The hotel is approximately five kilometers’ drive away from the well-known Kuta beach precinct, which boasts a wide array of retail, dining and entertainment options. Hotel guests arriving from the airport can expediently check in and immediately head out to Kuta, and the other famous enclaves such as Ubud, Nusa Dua and Seminyak, to explore the beauty of Bali.

“Marking our fourth brand in Indonesia, the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Bali – Ngurah Rai Airport perfectly complements our existing portfolio in the country,” said William Costley, vice president, Southeast Asia and India, Hilton Worldwide. “I am excited that Hilton Garden Inn has made its debut in this world renowned destination and am confident that the hotel will offer visitors to this vibrant island a peaceful and energizing stay experience.”

Guests can dine on-property at The Garden Grille and Bar®, which offers a full cooked-to-order breakfast and dinner, cocktails*, and evening room service. The Pavilion Pantry® is open 24 hours and features a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages, and ready-to-cook meals.

Outfitting to business purposes and MICE, the hotel also features a total of five small- to medium-sized meeting rooms, one multi-function hall, and one ballroom. Hilton Garden Inn guests will see why Life’s Better at the Garden™ through amenities and services offered at each location, including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 24-hour business center with Print Spots™ remote printing, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a bar and an outdoor pool.

All 291 guest rooms boast the brand’s signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens; a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair; and an in-room “hospitality center” with a mini fridge and coffee/tea maker.

Hilton Garden Inn Bali – Ngurah Rai Airport participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton HHonors members will receive Double Points per stay on the best available rate through stays completed between May 1 and July 31, 2016. HHonors members always get the lowest price with its Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, free Wi-Fi, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.

Hilton Garden Inn Bali – Ngurah Rai Airport is located at Jl. Airport Ngurah Rai No.7, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. For more information or to make reservations, please contact the hotel via +62 361 8976100 or visit Hilton Garden Inn Bali – Ngurah Rai Airport.

Read more about Hilton Garden Inn at www.hgi.com and www.news.hgi.com.

About Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn is the award-recognized, peaceful and energizing hotel brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy travelers are appreciated and have everything they need to be most productive on the road. Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart during their stay. Approachable and professional Team Members operating at more than 665 hotels around the world are committed to providing a welcoming and dependable hotel experience for every guest, every time which is reflected in the satisfaction promise to do whatever it takes to ensure every guest is satisfied, or they don’t pay. You can count on us. Guaranteed™. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com for more information about our locations.

About Hilton Worldwide

 

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprised of more than 4,600 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with more than 758,000 rooms in 100 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr,LinkedIn, and Instagram.

 

 

CONTACTS:

Jean-Philippe De Haes
General Manager
Hilton Garden Inn Bali — Ngurah Rai Airport
+62 361 8976100
jean-philippe.dehaes@hilton.com

Audrey Wong
Hilton Worldwide — Asia Pacific
+65 6833 9763
audrey.wong@hilton.com

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April 25, 2016 at 10:13 am

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