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Megaport Launches Services in Europe

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— Signs agreement to acquire PEERING Gmbh
— Acquires OM-NIX Group AD

BRISBANE, Australia /PRNewswire/ — Megaport Limited (ASX:MP1) today announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire Germany’s second largest Internet Exchange operator PEERING GmbH which operates under the brand ECIX, based in Berlin, Germany. ECIX provides services to over 180 customers throughout its 30 points of presence within Germany.

Megaport CEO Denver Maddux said: “Europe represents a tremendous opportunity for Megaport and our acquisition of PEERING GmbH gives us depth within Germany, one of the largest economies in Europe where cloud services are forecast to grow significantly.”

Stefan Wahl, CEO of PEERING, GmbH said: “In terms of culture, capabilities, and neutrality, Megaport was the obvious choice to extend ECIX’s industry-changing services outside Germany. We are nimble which gives us the ability to deploy quickly and align our services to our customers’ needs.

“Megaport is the same and understands the importance of maintaining those values and capabilities while growing their business. The ECIX team are absolutely thrilled to join such a phenomenal company and team and are committed to supporting Megaport’s success in Europe,” Wahl said.

Megaport also announced the acquisition of OM-NIX, based in Sofia, Bulgaria. OM-NIX is a carrier-grade pan-European network services provider with access to key interconnection facilities throughout Europe. Combined, the acquisitions represent 48 European sites.

“OM-NIX has extensive reach into Eastern Europe and the Balkans region and, combining these acquisitions with the original Megaport build footprint, we now have extraordinary opportunity to extend our Elastic Interconnection across Europe,” Maddux said.

Yuliy Nushev, Founder of OM-NIX said: “It was immediately clear OM-NIX could play a big part in Megaport’s vision to bring Elastic Interconnection to Europe. Our unique footprint is an excellent complement to the core Megaport footprint and offers a great number of locations and ecosystem partners with which to connect.”

“This service footprint will provide all our existing customers and partners cloud connection and internet exchange capabilities via Megaport Virtual Cross Connect services (VXCs) as well as Internet Exchange services. The ECIX Internet Exchange service has become one of the top IX platforms in Europe. I could not be happier to welcome ECIX and OM-NIX to the Megaport family,” Maddux said.

Combined, the acquisitions of ECIX and OM-NIX represent 48 European sites.

These acquisitions coincide with Megaport today officially launching its elastic interconnection platform in Europe. As foreshadowed in the IPO prospectus of December, 2015 the Megaport Elastic Fabric is now available in nine sites throughout London, Dublin, Stockholm and Amsterdam with an additional four sites due to come online in the coming weeks.

Denver Maddux, Chief Executive Officer, Megaport Limited said: “I’m really pumped that we are formally launching services in Europe as well as announcing the acquisition of these two great companies that are accretive to our business and align with our values and culture. When you consider the market coverage each acquisition brings to our build they dovetail perfectly and leapfrog our initial plans for Europe. On completion of the transactions Europe will become Megaport’s largest market in terms of coverage and revenue. That’s pretty incredible.”

Details of Megaport’s European launch and acquisitions:

Combined European footprint in 13 countries across 19 cities and 57 locations with these acquisitions representing 48 of those.
Combined acquisition cost $3.1M AUD with combined estimated annualised revenue of $4.5M AUD and the acquisitions are earnings accretive
Acquisitions are all cash consideration funded from current cash reserves
Combined acquisitions bring 180+ customers
Core PEERING GmbH leadership team will remain as managers of the combined operation
The sale and purchase is subject to customary conditions precedent and is anticipated to complete in early August.

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About Megaport
Megaport is the global leading provider of Elastic Interconnection services. Using Software Defined Networking, the Company’s global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Fabric. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer or our open API. The Company’s extensive footprint in Australia, Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe provides a neutral platform that spans many key data centre providers across various markets.

Established in 2013 and founded by Bevan Slattery, Megaport built the world’s first SDN-based elastic interconnection platform designed to provide the most secure, seamless and on-demand way for enterprises, networks and services to interconnect. Led by industry veteran Denver Maddux, Megaport has been built by a highly experienced team with extensive knowledge in building large scale global carrier networks and connects over 500* customers throughout its 132* locations in 36* markets in 19 countries. Megaport is an Amazon AWS Technology Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, and Google Cloud Interconnect Partner. To learn more about Megaport, please visit:

* Includes announced acquisition of OM-NIX and ECIX which are due to be completed in August, 2016.

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August 1, 2016 at 4:46 pm

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Max Capital Management Holding Ltd (MCM) Inked USD 5 Billion Project as Sole & Exclusive Global Marketing & Branding Advisor and Project Management Consultant for Margarana DreamCity

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Following the successful launching of Global Investment Club (GIC) by MCM on March 2016, which had been covered by more than 60 international media, MCM again achieved another milestone by been appointed as the sole and exclusive Global Marketing & Branding Advisor and Project Management Consultant (PMC) for this Margarana DreamCity project.

In the quest for continuous development in one of the world most famous resort city Bali, Margarana DreamCity Ltd (MCT) has launched the World’s 1st Universal Innergy City @ Bali, Indonesia with a total Gross Development Value (GDV) of USD 5 Billion. The project combines the universal positive energy through Innergy Tower drawing the positive ‘chi’ into a green city development known as Innergy City.

The development will includes the World’s first Innergy Tower, 100 acres of Movie Studio, Hotels & Resorts, Stone Age Park, World’s Best Wedding and City of Lights arena. The development is situated at Buleleng province, Northern of Bali with a total land size of 610 acres and the development is expected to transform the landscape of Northern Bali, therefore supporting the vision of Indonesian Government and the Ministry of Tourism to develop the Northern Bali into another world class tourism hub.

The official launch was witnessed by H.E. Ambassador of Indonesia to Malaysia, H.E. Herman Prayitno and Vice Minister and Honorary Advisor to the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism, Dr. H. Sapta Nirwandar, and Tan Sri Radzi Sheikh Ahmad, former Minister of Home Affairs of Malaysia.

The event also included the official global partnership signing ceremony with global renowned companies from 9 countries/regions and they are:

Exclusive Global Marketing & Branding Advisor – Max Capital Management Holding Ltd (Hong Kong)
Official Global Trustee – Global Investment Club Limited Partnership (New Zealand)
Official Project Master Planner – Sanderson Group (Australia)
Official Turnkey Contractor – Everbright Int. Investment & Construction Oversea Corp. (Mainland China)
Official Technology Partner – China Communications Services Corporation Limited, CCS (Mainland China)
Official Green Advisor – Matthias Gelber (Germany)
Official International Art & Culture Association – Fulu Int. Cultural & Innovative Ltd (Taiwan)
Official Film & Movie Association – S.E. Asia New Media Film & TV Alliance Association (Hong Kong) and Lustre Mediaworks Asia (Hong Kong)
Official Travel Agency – Travel Smart Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
Official Sewerage Treatment Plant and M&E Contractor – YFG Berhad (Malaysia)
Official Sanitaryware Supplier – CERA Sanitaryware Ltd (India)
Official Cyber Media – PT Focus Cyber Media (Indonesia)
Official Advocates & Solicitors – Radzi Sheikh Ahmad & Sachpal (Malaysia)
The event was attended by more than 400 investors and strategic partners globally.

For more information, please refer to or write to

Max Shangkar

Source: Max Capital Management

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August 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm

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VIETSTOCK 2016 Continues to Grow and Develop

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HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam /PRNewswire/ — Since its inception in 2004, VIETSTOCK Expo & Forum, organized by UBM Asia (Malaysia) and held in conjunction with VIETFEED and VIETMEAT, has consistently grown, both in exhibitor number and size, and 2016 is no exception, with an expected 300+ exhibitors, and growth of 40% from the last edition.

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Strategically located in Ho Chi Minh City, VIETSTOCK 2016 reaches across the Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) markets to bring together an expected 9,000+ visitors ready to do business on 19-21 October, at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC), Vietnam. “No other feed, livestock and meat show in the CLMV region comes close in size or scope,” said UBM Asia Business Director, Rungphech (Rose) Chitanuwat.

Noting the rapid growth in exhibitor numbers, Ms. Rose said, “The level of support we are receiving from local, regional and international companies confirms the attractiveness of the livestock and allied sectors market in Vietnam and the surrounding region — and the important role VIETSTOCK plays in the industry.”

VIETSTOCK 2016 has again attracted many of the industry’s best known names, and with exhibitors from more than 30 countries it will bring a strong international perspective to the region’s livestock sector. Moreover, it also encourages valuable business partnerships, knowledge transfer and investment by which we can help to increase the region’s competitiveness by further improving the quality and safety of feed, livestock and meat products.

Exhibitors are optimistic about the growth and evolution of the livestock and allied industries, not just in Vietnam, but in CLMV. The region has become increasingly important to the livestock market as with continued economic growth, consumers are demanding higher quality and safe food products. This is making the region especially attractive to suppliers of inputs, such as animal health, feed, meat processing equipment, food safety solutions and so much more.

“As the livestock, aquaculture and allied industries in Vietnam and the surrounding area continue to grow and innovate each year, so does VIETSTOCK. With every show, VIETSTOCK has moved from strength to strength, due in large part to the support of the industry, including our valued partners the Department of Livestock Production, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development of Vietnam (MARD) and Animal Husbandry Association of Vietnam (AHAV),” Ms. Rose said.

“VIETSTOCK is much more than the industry’s leading tradeshow,” noted Ms. Rose. “And this year there’s more opportunity than ever to connect with the industry and the people driving it. With the theme, ‘Enhancing Food Safety for Domestic & Export Markets,’ an extensive program of activities alongside the Expo will include conferences and seminars where you will be able to hear from leading experts who keep you informed about the latest products and solutions and a broad range of issues and trends affecting the industry that are designed to equip delegates with new ideas that will focus on improving the competitiveness of the feed, livestock and meat industries and upgrading food safety.

For further information, or to pre-register, please visit

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About VIETSTOCK Expo and Forum

Organized by UBM Asia (Malaysia), VIETSTOCK Expo and Forum has developed an outstanding reputation since its launch in 2004 as Vietnam’s premier event for the feed, livestock and meat industries and continues to grow bigger and better with each version.

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August 1, 2016 at 4:34 pm

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12th World Islamic Economic Forum in Jakarta set to Accelerate Women’s leadership in SMEs

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JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — There has never been a better time for women in Islamic Economies to be entrepreneurs. There are more business opportunities and more openings in the employment market for women today. They are being recognised for their value in contributing to the economy and to enrich the workforce.

The 12th World Islamic Economic Forum, to be held in Jakarta from 2 to 4 August, 2016, provides an opportunity for women entrepreneurs to connect, contribute, and share best practices and personal success on an internationally respected platform. There will be sessions and panel discussions dedicated to “Empowering Women in eCommerce”, “Restructuring SMEs and Improving Credit Access and “SMEs in a World of Digitised Trade”, where women entrepreneurs own 60% of SMEs globally.

The Forum will also feature prominent female speakers who have made a success of the businesses they run, such as Shinta Witoyo Dhanuwardayo, CEO and Founder of in Indonesia, Faduma Aden, CEO & Founder of Jemmila in Sweden and Fatma A. Elmaawy, Managing Partner of Auto Village in Kenya, to name a few.

The International Labour Organization data indicates that, on average, the female labour force participation in Islamic Economies has grown from 1990 to 2014. In ASEAN Islamic Economies such as Malaysia and Indonesia, the figure sits at 45 and 51 percent respectively. The Asian Development Bank says that SMEs make up over 99 percent of businesses; and out of that, 60 percent of these businesses are run by women.

According to Nita Yudi, Chairwoman of Indonesian Businesswomen Association (IWAPI), “Despite these figures, opportunities are still missed by women, due to poor support infrastructure. This is in spite of studies consistently showing companies that practice inclusion at the executive level generally outperform organisations with male-only boardrooms.”

A global study by Credit Suisse revealed businesses with just one woman on the board outperformed all-male counterparts by 2 percent annually between 2012 and 2014. Despite this, women still only hold 1 in 10 of executive positions globally.

“The only way for an economy to reach its full potential is through inclusive growth, to provide equal opportunities for women in business and in our workforce, and we must work harder to ensure those structures are in place, enabling women and women with family responsibilities to be in employment,” Yudi concluded.

The Asian Development Bank predicts that eliminating gender gaps in employment could add 70 percent to per-capita GDP throughout the region over the next 60 years.

About the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF)

The WIEF Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in Kuala Lumpur, organises the annual World Islamic Economic Forum, a world-class business platform showcasing business opportunities in the Muslim world, and runs programmes of the various initiatives of the Foundation that strengthen people partnership and knowledge exchange between Muslim and non-Muslim communities across the globe.

The WIEF has previously held forums in Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Kuwait and
Pakistan, the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates and aims to bring together Muslim and non-Muslim communities through the common language of business.

The 12th WIEF will be held at the Jakarta Convention Centre from August 2 – 4, 2016.

For media queries, kindly contact:

Wai Fai Lo or +6012 209 0068
Fannie Waldhani or +62 21 7215 9000
Source: WIEF Foundation

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August 1, 2016 at 4:31 pm

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BAILEYS(R) Launches Liqueur With Cream, Cognac and Fine Spirit as Duty Free Exclusive

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-BAILEYS XCTM is new innovation from world’s number one liqueur brand*
LONDON /PRNewswire/ — BAILEYS®, the brand that brought about an innovation in Irish whiskey with cream, today announced the launch of an exciting, new, premium product available exclusively to shoppers in duty free – BAILEYS XC™.

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BAILEYS XC combines cream, Cognac and fine spirit and takes its name from the ‘Exceptional Cream’ liqueur showcased in this luxury blend.

BAILEYS XC heralds an innovation in drinks alchemy from BAILEYS, bringing together cream, Cognac and fine spirit of unquestionable quality for a smooth, indulgent flavour and a new taste experience for liqueur lovers.

Inspired by timeless French sophistication and the growing popularity of luxury liqueurs amongst shoppers in duty free, BAILEYS XC gives travellers a new product which cannot be purchased elsewhere.

Presented in a stunning gold and blue, intricately designed bottle featuring an eye-catching hologram effect, BAILEYS XC is designed to appeal to those shoppers looking for something unique and indulgent.

Peter Fairbrother, Global Marketing Director of Diageo Global Travel, said, “We are thrilled to bring shoppers in duty free this exclusive new product from BAILEYS. BAILEYS XC is a liqueur of the highest quality, showcasing premium ingredients and beautiful packaging – and it tastes as good as it looks.”

“We know that BAILEYS traditionally performs well with female shoppers and those looking an escape from the ordinary, and we’re confident that this luxurious new product will appeal to new and existing BAILEYS customers.”

Designed to take pride of place in the drinks cabinet, it makes for a gift of unquestionable style, retailing at GBP15.00/EUR16.00/$22.50 (RRSP) for a 50cl bottle.

From today, travellers can pick up BAILEYS XC from selected airports worldwide.


Baileys® is the world’s first Irish cream liqueur, a unique blend of smooth Irish cream with quality spirits and whiskey. It has won more medals than any of its competitors in the ‘cream liqueur category’ at the prestigious San Francisco world spirits awards and is the 2012 Gold Winner. It’s the number 1 liqueur brand in the world, with over 70 million bottles sold across 150 countries each year.

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Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan’s and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is a global company, and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO). For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at Visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource,, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice.

Celebrating life, every day, everywhere.

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August 1, 2016 at 3:08 pm

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DMI Collaborates with Wing to Provide Mobile Payments in Cambodia

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-App Marks DMI’s Foray into the Cambodian Mobile Payment Market
BETHESDA, Md. /PRNewswire/ — As mobility continues to transform economies, businesses and lives, companies around the world are finding new ways to serve their customers. Today DMI announced a collaboration with service provider Wing to provide mobile payments in Cambodia. The app enables Wing customers, both individuals and businesses, to transfer, deposit and withdraw money from anywhere in Cambodia via any mobile phone at a low cost. The Wing app is available to download for iOS and Android.

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Mobile payments are having a transformative impact in certain parts of the world. The worldwide mobile payment revenue in 2015 was 450 billion U.S. dollars and is expected to surpass 1 trillion U.S. dollars in 2019. In the developed world it is designed to make consumers’ shopping easier and allows cost savings for merchants, while mobile payment innovation in some Asian and African countries has largely been driven by services. These regions have taken the leap directly to mobile services in absence of the widespread availability of bank accounts, creating a positive impact on the local economies. For example, in Cambodia where the population is 15.5 million people, only 1.5 million are in possession of bank cards.

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The app allows users to manage their Wing accounts via their mobile devices, promoting good money management as well as greater brand interaction and loyalty.

Easy functionality: Users can now pay their bills, top up their phone airtime, send money to other Wing users, donate money to a variety of charities, find the closest Wing Cash Xpress outlet and more, directly from within the app.
Developing exceptional experiences: DMI used its end-to-end mobility expertise to build native solutions for both Android and iOS, resulting in a quicker account setup experience and easier mobile payments. The company works with organizations to redefine the customer experience, then develop solutions that treat every interaction as an opportunity to serve, build loyalty and create experiences worth talking about.
Jojo Malolos, Wing CEO, said: “Wing continues to provide new and innovative solutions to the market. With the app, users can access Wing services on-the-go when they use their smart phones. What’s more, it is available in both English and Khmer, making it very easy to use for our customers.”

Daniel Karlstrom, COO — DMI International, said: “Following the launches of hundreds of mobile solutions all over the world, DMI is very proud to deliver a project in Cambodia for Wing. DMI is one of the leading technology companies in Cambodia and our collaboration has resulted in a world-class solution that is tailored for the Cambodian market and developed in-country by our Khmer team.”

About DMI:
DMI, the world’s first end-to-end mobility company, combines all the skills and services necessary to deliver mobile enterprise solutions. Built to reinvent business through mobility, DMI has expertise in mobile strategy, UX, web, and app development, omni-channel commerce, brand and marketing, big data management and analytics, and secure device and app management. The company’s unique, integrated approach to mobility has resulted in dramatic growth as well as an expanding worldwide client base. Additional information is available at and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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August 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm

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University of Zilina starts the educational programs with JONCKERS

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ZILINA, Slovakia /PRNewswire/ — JONCKERS has announced the opening of its Central European Global Business and Language Center in partnership with the University of Zilina, Slovakia. This extends JONCKERS Global Business Excellence program with Universities and other institutions of higher education around the world.

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Students come from all over the world and count on the University to prepare them for their chosen industry. University students will have the opportunity to work with JONCKERS at the Global Business and Language Center and in other JONCKERS centers around the world. JONCKERS will move to new premises within the University campus able to house JONCKERS full-time employees, subject matter experts and other specialists.

“We focus on creating strong relationships with key organizations. In the same way our particle physicist students’ work with CERN, our international business and language students will work with JONCKERS,” said Dr. Ing. Branislav Hadzima, PhD, the director of the University of the Zilina Research Centre. “JONCKERS gives us a strong commercial partner for future spin-off and start-ups as well as for global expansion of products generated by research activities throughout the University.”

“We are looking forward to working closely with the University,” said Peter Smith, JONCKERS Chief Executive Officer. “As a growing global business we are always looking for management talent through our internship program and by offering career opportunities to graduates. Our internship program will allow us to share the mind-set as well as imprint global business ethics and work attitudes.”

JONCKERS is the world’s foremost global communications company. Our award winning technology and service provides solutions for global adaptation across linguistic and cultural boundaries. Learn how JONCKERS can help you reach customers everywhere. Visit

About University of Zilina
University of Zilina has a burning ambition to continue in dynamic growth, to provide high quality education, to educate well-prepared and demanding graduates, to develop international cooperation both in science and education; however, its major aim it primarily to provide space and opportunities for the young generation to discover new and broaden their horizons, to learn how to cooperate, communicate and respect each other.

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August 1, 2016 at 2:59 pm

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JONCKERS Opens UK Division and Extends to Manchester

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MANCHESTER, England /PRNewswire/ — Due to sustained growth including the acquisition of new strategic customers in the UK and Ireland, JONCKERS is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in central Manchester.


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“Our daily motivation is to positively impact the day to day lives of our clients as they communicate with their customers, employees and stakeholders around the world,” said Peter Smith. Jonckers CEO, “Our decision to open the new office will allow us to meet the increasing demand for our technology and the services that underpin it.”

The expanded UK operation is an important addition to existing centers throughout America, Europe and Asia.

After 21 years in the industry JONCKERS continue to support global business expansion through the development and implementation of innovative localization solutions. JONCKERS cloud-based Globalization Information System (GIS), which recently won multiple awards for innovation in technology, is at the forefront of driving cost down, while simultaneously driving up quality. JONCKERS new offices in Manchester will support the implantation and delivery of solutions for clients leveraging this platform and continuing what JONCKERS is known for all over the world – industry-leading localization.

JONCKERS is the world’s foremost global communications company. Our award winning technology and service provides solutions for global adaptation across linguistic and cultural boundaries. Learn how JONCKERS can help you reach customers everywhere. Visit

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August 1, 2016 at 2:44 pm

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Renault-Nissan Alliance investment in Argentina tops U.S. $800 million

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Alliance prepares to launch first dedicated pickup manufacturing line for Nissan, Renault and Daimler in the Americas
Pickup marks first time Nissan will manufacture in Argentina
Carlos Ghosn meets with Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina
BUENOS AIRES /PRNewswire/ — Renault-Nissan Alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn confirmed today that the Alliance will invest U.S. $800 million in Argentina through 2018.

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Ghosn’s visit to Argentina is his first since President Mauricio Macri’s inauguration and comes as the Alliance prepares to launch its first dedicated pickup truck manufacturing line to produce vehicles for Nissan, Renault and Alliance partner, Daimler. The new line represents an investment of U.S. $600 million. Ghosn noted it also will mark the first time Nissan will build vehicles in Argentina.

Renault Argentina also announced it will invest another U.S. $100 million in a new model to be produced at the Santa Isabel plant in Córdoba. This latest investment follows a U.S. $100 million investment announced in March 2015 for the production of Renault Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan models at the plant.

Ghosn met with President Macri in Buenos Aires to reiterate the Alliance’s commitment to Argentina, provide insights into future plans and thank the President for his forward-looking approach on trade and investment.

“The Renault-Nissan Alliance is deeply committed to Argentina and the local partners who are joining these ambitious projects,” Ghosn said. “As the third-largest automotive market and the center of pickup manufacturing in Latin America, Argentina is key to the regional growth plans of our brands.”

During his visit, Ghosn also toured the Santa Isabel Industrial Complex where preparations for new investments are underway. He also met with key automotive suppliers that will support the Alliance’s pickup production.

Highlights of the one-ton pickup U.S. $600 million investment

Announced originally in April 2015, the Alliance investment of U.S. $600 million led to the signing of an agreement this month with the province of Córdoba.
The project has the capacity to produce 70,000 units a year and is expected to generate up to 1,000 direct jobs and 2,000 indirect jobs.
Three versions of this pickup will be produced in Argentina: the Nissan NP300 Frontier in 2018, followed by the Renault Alaskan and a model for Daimler by end of the decade.

Media contacts
Marcelo Klappenbach
Gerente de Comunicaciones Corporativas, Nissan Argentina S.A.
T: +54(11)-5533-6800

Natacha Schvartz
Jefe de Comunicación Externa, Renault Argentina
T: +54(11)-4778-2000

Source: Renault-Nissan Alliance

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August 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm

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How Do Horses Get to the Rio Olympic Games?

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland /PRNewswire/ —

By plane of course!

The first group of Olympic horses departed from London Stansted Airport (GBR) today (29 July) on a special cargo plane bound for Rio 2016, marking the start of the Olympic dream for the world’s best equine athletes.

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With 34 horses from 10 nations on board, the equine cargo worth multiple millions, was loaded into customized pallets for the almost 12-hour flight aboard an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F which left the UK at 15.20 BST .

Eventing horses from Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Japan, Italy and China are on board Friday’s flight out of Stansted, the first of nine shipments delivering more than 200 horses to Rio International Airport, en route to the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro Olympic Park.

This highly complex operation involves three hubs in Europe and America: Stansted (GBR), Liege (BEL) and Miami (USA). The competing horses and their riders will represent 43 nations from around the globe in the Olympic disciplines of Dressage, Jumping and Eventing.

From airport arrival to check-in, loading onto the plane and taking off for Rio, the FEI is providing a stunning set of images and video footage documenting this exciting day, providing an incredible insight into how these precious athletes embark on their journey towards Olympic glory.

Stansted flight facts:

Estimated flight time Stansted – Rio: 11 hours 40 mins
Aircraft detail: Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F
17,500kg of equine cargo
515kg average weight of an Eventing horse
9,900kg of horse equipment
6,000kg of feed (for consumption during the Games)
Olympic Equestrian facts:

True gender equality – the only Olympic sport where men and women compete equally side by side for the same sets of medals
200 competing horse/rider combinations (plus reserves)
3 Olympic disciplines – Eventing (65 horse/rider combinations), Dressage (60) and Jumping (75)
About Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)

The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921.

The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sports of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining. The FEI also governs all international competitions for Para-Equestrian Dressage and Para-Driving.

Source: Federation Equestre Internationale, FEI

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August 1, 2016 at 2:32 pm

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