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InComm Strengthens Presence in Asia Through Latest Acquisition

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Successful partnership leads to acquisition of prepaid distribution business of ValuAccess

ATLANTA /PRNewswire/ — InComm, a leading prepaid product and transaction services company, today announced it has acquired the Hong Kong prepaid distribution business of ValuAccess, a leading provider of stored value programs, loyalty programs and transaction processing to Asian retailers.

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Prior to the acquisition, InComm and ValuAccess achieved marked success in the Hong Kong market through a partnership formed in 2012 that combined InComm’s global reach with ValuAccess’s proven insight into the needs of the Hong Kong consumer and retail markets. The partnership offered local consumers a suite of products including prepaid cards, gift cards and other stored-value programs while increasing sales and foot traffic at participating retailers. This ongoing success and the significant growth in the business ultimately led to this transaction.

“This acquisition strengthens InComm’s international presence and reaffirms our commitment to the Asian market,” said Frank Monaco, Executive Vice President and General Manager, International at InComm. “Asia continues to be a key strategic focus for InComm and this will enable us to continue to build on our success throughout the region.”

“InComm has been a great partner to ValuAccess over the years,” said Alistair Gordon, CEO of ValuAccess Limited. “We will continue to support InComm by distributing our local stored value gift card products through their retail distribution partners and providing local processing support.”

About ValuAccess

ValuAccess was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Hong Kong. The company provides creative branded stored value, gift card and loyalty programs for the fast-growing Asia Pacific market. For more information, visit

About InComm

Leveraging deep integrations into retailers’ point-of-sale systems, InComm provides connectivity to a variety of service providers that allow consumers to conduct everyday business at more than 500,000 points of retail distribution. Whether those consumers are activating prepaid products, paying bills, enjoying real-time discounts through a membership card, purchasing digital goods in-store or adding funds to an online account, InComm is there to provide unique gift-gifting opportunities, cater to on-the-go shoppers, deliver added value through loyalty programs and serve cash-based consumers. With 206 global patents, InComm is headquartered in Atlanta with a presence in 31 countries. Learn more at or connect with us on,, or

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August 3, 2016 at 5:46 pm

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Merck to Provide Provantage(R) End-to-End Development and Manufacturing Services to Y-mAbs for Lead Antibody Compound

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— Includes scale-up and GMP manufacturing of drugs in late-stage development
— Antibody targets advanced, refractory brain tumors in pediatric patients
DARMSTADT, Germany/PRNewswire/ — Merck, a leading science and technology company, will provide its Provantage® End-to-End development and manufacturing services to Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc. in support of Y-mAbs’ monoclonal antibody in late stage clinical development.

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The antibody, targeting refractory leptomeningeal tumor neuroblastoma and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, is a potential breakthrough treatment for pediatric patients. Following transfer of Y-mAbs’ lead cell line to Merck, services will include scale-up and GMP manufacturing of an antibody currently in late stage clinical development.

“Pediatric brain cancer is an especially challenging therapeutic area that comes with an extreme sense of urgency,” said Udit Batra, Member of the Merck Executive Board and CEO, Life Science. “Through our Provantage® services, which offer a templated, nimble approach to development and manufacturing, we expect to accelerate progress of this innovative therapeutic for patients in need.”

“Through our agreement with Merck, Y-mAbs takes a major step towards our commitment of making these breakthrough pediatric treatments available to children with advanced and life-threatening cancers,” said Thomas Gad, Y-mAbs’ Founder, President and Head of Business Development and Strategy. “We expect to take delivery of cGMP drug product for our planned clinical trials by first half of 2017, and we are committed to making this leading immunotherapy product available to patients with life-threatening diseases worldwide.”

Merck’s Provantage® End-to-End solution is a comprehensive suite of products and services enabling biopharmaceutical companies to accelerate the progression of molecules into the clinic and toward commercialization. The turnkey package includes process development, cGMP manufacturing, facility design, equipment for pilot plant production, process and equipment training, technology transfer, equipment qualification and set-up for commercialization.

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About Merck

Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2015, Merck generated sales of € 12.85 billion in 66 countries.

Founded in 1668, Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. The company holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.

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August 3, 2016 at 5:32 pm

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RS Components Augments Portfolio of Electrical Measurement Equipment with Five New Ranges of Intuitive Testers from Testo

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-Electrical measurement devices provide affordable test capabilities for engineers working in HVAC design and maintenance

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is extending its portfolio of high-quality electrical test and measurement devices with five innovative product ranges from Testo. The devices offer measurement capabilities for a diverse variety of electrical systems and appliances, including for use by electrical installation contractors and engineers working in HVAC design and maintenance.

RS is extending its portfolio of high-quality electrical test and measurement devices with five innovative product ranges from Testo.
RS is extending its portfolio of high-quality electrical test and measurement devices with five innovative product ranges from Testo.
The Testo 760 is the industry’s first automatic digital multimeter range and provides functionality for all electrical measuring tasks, including function keys that replace the traditional dial for easier operation and greater reliability. Measurement parameters are detected automatically via the assignment of measuring sockets, therefore it is impossible to make incorrect settings. Three models are available: the standard Testo 760-1, which covers most daily measuring tasks; the Testo 760-2 offering TRMS measurement, an extended current range from microamp up to 10A, and a low-pass filter, which allows technicians to take accurate voltage readings at variable frequency drives; and the high-specification 760-3, which has additional features including voltage up to 1000V and higher ranges for frequency and capacitance.

The Testo 770 clamp meter range is ideally suited to current measurement in switching cabinets, as the device’s unique grab mechanism allows one of the pincer arms to be fully retracted to capture cables in tight spaces. Automatic measurement parameter detection ensures reliable work enabling automation detection of DC and AC and the selection of other parameters such as resistance, continuity, diode and capacitance. It is available in three models: the standard 770-1; the 770-2, which includes a microamp range and an integrated temperature adapter for all type K thermocouples; and the 770-3, which offers additional functions such as performance measurement and integrated Bluetooth, allowing the instrument to be connected to the Testo Smart Probes App. Use of the 770-3 and the Smart Probes App makes the daily work of a technician significantly easier and more efficient by providing several important measurement parameters via wireless communication in a single app. Within this app, measurement progression can be shown as a graph or a table and the results can also be directly communicated via email.

The Testo 755 current-voltage tester family is ideal for most daily electrical measuring tasks. Automatically selecting the right settings, the devices have all the important functions for determining voltage/de-energisation for measuring current and resistance, as well as for continuity tests. The integrated flashlight enables dark spots to be illuminated and the measuring tips can be changed easily, saving costs in the event of damage.

The three models in the Testo 750 range are the first voltage testers with an all-round LED display, which can be seen from any position and guarantees an ideal voltage indication due to its unique fibre optics. They meet the latest standards including EN61243-3:2010 and CAT IV, as well as providing the most important functions for voltage testing, continuity testing and rotating magnetic field measurement.

Finally, the Testo 745 non-contact voltage tester comes with a voltage range of up to 1000V and is ideal for the fast initial checking of any suspected fault sources, and provides clear visual and acoustic signals when voltage is detected. The device also has a low-pass filter for high-frequency interference signals and also meets IP67.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2016 had revenues of GBP1.29bn.

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August 3, 2016 at 5:07 pm

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DHL to spur Cambodian trade with new Phnom Penh-Bangkok service

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— New flight service enhances Cambodia’s global connectivity via DHL Express hubs in Bangkok and Singapore
— Deepens trade links with Thailand and Singapore

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia /PRNewswire/ — DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, launched a new flight service between Phnom Penh and Bangkok, one of its hubs in Asia Pacific. This express freighter service, the first operating to and from Phnom Penh, adds to the existing DHL Express flights between its hubs in Bangkok and Singapore, extending the Cambodian capital’s trade ties to more markets globally.

DHL to spur Cambodian trade with new Phnom Penh-Bangkok service
DHL to spur Cambodian trade with new Phnom Penh-Bangkok service
Operated by K-Mile Air, the service runs five times a week using a Boeing B737-400F freighter with a gross payload of 19 tons. The new route will help meet rising import and export demands in Cambodia, especially in high-growth industries such as garment and construction.

“This new flight is another step towards unlocking Cambodia’s vast potential for trade in Southeast Asia. Trade between Cambodia and Thailand reached US$5.1 billion[1] in 2015, and the country also imported US$1.05 billion worth of goods from Singapore in 2014[2],” said Ken Lee, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific. “By improving inbound and outbound capacities from markets like Thailand and Singapore where our hubs are located, we are confident that this new flight will further develop Cambodia’s market. With our extensive air network, this dedicated service will enhance the country’s global connectivity and trade relations.”

With the new scheduled services between Phnom Penh and Bangkok, the new DHL service gives Cambodian exporters constant access to its global network spanning 220 countries and territories. Bangkok is one of four hubs for DHL Express in Asia Pacific — which collectively utilize 20 Intra-Asia dedicated aircraft and 820 daily flights to move customer goods around the world.

Cambodia’s economy expanded approximately 7% in 2015[3]. Its logistics capabilities are also rising. Between 2010 and 2016, the country rose 56 places in the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index[4] to 73rd place. The transformation was driven by the Trade Related Assistance in Cambodia program, which focused on customs and border reforms to establish linkages with its partners in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The program has improved logistics and trade flow between Cambodia and regional markets.

“Cambodia is fast becoming an important trading player in Southeast Asia and the demand for movement of goods will grow in tandem. Our latest service is good news for businesses in Cambodia, offering them the capacity, frequency, and seamless export capabilities they need to reach more customers in new markets. It also underscores our on-going commitment to continuously strengthen our network and connectivity to provide more efficient routes for customers,” said Sean Wall, Executive Vice President, Network Operations and Aviation, DHL Express Asia Pacific.

By continually bolstering its network and infrastructure such as gateways and service centers, DHL innovates to provide effective logistics services to its customers.

[1] Trade with Thailand Passes $5 Billion Mark, Khmer Times, January 2016.
[2] Cambodia, OEC, MIT Media Lab.
[3] Cambodia: Overview, The World Bank, April 2016.
[4] The World Bank Logistics Performance Index 2016.

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DHL — The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015.

Source: DHL

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August 3, 2016 at 5:05 pm

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Chengdu IFS Earns the First LEED EBOM Platinum Certification in Southwest China

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-Johnson Controls, pioneer of integrated building solutions, joins Wharf in building a new sustainable landmark of international green building standards

CHENGDU, China /PRNewswire/ — Chengdu International Finance Square (Chengdu IFS), a flagship project by the Wharf (Holdings) Limited, has earned LEED EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance) Platinum certification, the first in southwest China. With energy efficiency at 35 percent higher than average, Chengdu IFS has become a new landmark of sustainability in southwest China. Johnson Controls, specializing in energy consulting, integrated HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning), building controls products, as well as operations and maintenance services, joined hands with Wharf in a bid to fulfill their commitment to green buildings.

Johnson Controls helps Chengdu IFS become first building in southwest China to earn LEED EBOM Platinum
Johnson Controls helps Chengdu IFS become first building in southwest China to earn LEED EBOM Platinum

A flagship commercial complex of Wharf in Mainland China, Chengdu IFS is located in the most coveted location within the Chunxi Road’s core business district in the heart of Chengdu. It comprises a flagship shopping mall, two premium Grade-A office buildings, Niccolo Hotel and luxury residence. Chengdu IFS is committed to build the most premium urban complex in western China, offering the most optimal and superior experience to shoppers, visitors and tenants. “We recognize the professionalism of Johnson Controls, and we also highly appreciate its contributions in realizing our commitment to green building and sustainability,” said Christina Hau, General Manager (Operations) of Wharf China Estates Limited. “In addition to improving the HVAC as well as the building controls system, which significantly improved energy efficiency, we also debugged the existing energy consumption system to reduce operational cost, improve building energy efficiency and indoor environment quality. Being the first and the largest LEED EBOM Platinum building in southwest China, Chengdu IFS has set up a milestone.”

According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, buildings are responsible for 27.5 percent of the total energy consumed in China. This figure is expected to be around 35 percent by 2020. On this note, to reduce carbon intensity by 48 percent by

2020 compared to that of 2005, a goal in the 13th Five-Year Plan, improving the energy efficiency of buildings is critically important.

Since 2009, Johnson Controls has provided LEED consulting and certification services to more than 50 buildings in China, covering a total of 3,255,000 square meters. In this collaboration with Chengdu IFS, Johnson Controls demonstrated its unique combination of expertise in energy consulting, HVAC and control systems. “We delivered a customized solution for Chengdu IFS including energy-efficient YORK® YK chillers; Metasys® building management system; and the Central Performance Management System (CPMS). In addition, Johnson Controls provided energy optimization service according to the actual energy consumption of Chengdu IFS,” said Eric Li, Director of After Sales & Contracting of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency. “The awarding of LEED Platinum certification to Chengdu IFS testifies to Wharf’s leadership in setting a new energy efficiency benchmark in southwest China and reflects our vision to create comfortable living through green buildings.”

Scored with 7 points plus, exceeding the Platinum Grade, Chengdu IFS achieved LEED EBOM Platinum certification, setting a good benchmark for other buildings in the region.

About Chengdu International Finance Square

Chengdu International Finance Square (Chengdu IFS) occupies the most coveted location within the Chunxi Road’s core business district in the heart of Chengdu. It is situated at the intersection of the city’s two main bustling arteries: Hongxing Road and Dacisi Road. Chengdu IFS is a landmark development with overall gross floor area exceeding 760,000 square metres. It consists of flagship shopping mall, Premium Grade-A office buildings, Niccolo Hotel and luxury residence. The flagship shopping arcade of Chengdu IFS boasts over 600 brands in which nearly 90 brands made debuts in Chengdu. As the one-stop-shop flagship high-end retailing landmark in the Western China, Chengdu IFS houses a number of top-notch fashion brands, watch and jeweler shops, trend and children’s brands, Lane Crawford, ice skating rink, UX IMAX cinema as well as a wide choice of dining options, providing a unique shopping experience under one roof. Chengdu IFS complex has been conceived to be a “City within the City”.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 150,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2016, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #17 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency

Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency has an unmatched portfolio of HVACR products and solutions to create more comfortable, safe and efficient buildings. Operating in more than 150 countries through a strong network of distribution channels, Building Efficiency’s breadth of offerings helps building owners, operators, engineers and consultants impact the full lifecycle of a building. Its market leadership is established through trusted brands such as YORK®, Sabroe® and Metasys® as well as its smart building integration capabilities and energy financing solutions. For more information, visit or follow @JCI_BEnews.

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August 3, 2016 at 4:31 pm

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forge Ahead Today: Latest RTC Conferencing, Recording, Deployment and Fallback Routing Features Available in the forge by Xura Platform

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WAKEFIELD, Massachusetts /PRNewswire/ —

New version of forge platform enables enhanced video and audio conferencing, flexible recording, and greater control with hybrid deployment, routing and delivery options – sign up to forge today to enhance your mobile app or website

Xura, Inc. (NASDAQ: MESG), a major innovator in Real-Time Communication (RTC) technology, today announced the latest advanced features for its forge RTC platform. These include enhanced conferencing functionality, for easier usage and management of video and audio calls, as well as more flexible recording features and the ability for on-premise deployment and fallback routing, meaning users can keep all decrypted and stored media under their own control, and have more power over what happens to messages or calls which can’t be delivered.

All accessible now via the forge platform at via a self-service portal, enterprises and developers can effortlessly integrate any forge feature, such as SMS, IP messaging, push notifications, video and voice chat, as well as intelligent routing, rich media file transfer, recording and presence, into their mobile apps and websites to create better communication experiences with their customers. The most recent unique features available on forge now include:

Hybrid deployment options
Flexible recording
Easy to use audio and video conferencing
Advanced routing control
With hybrid deployment users of the forge RTC platform can now keep all decrypted and stored media under their own control, directly addressing any privacy, regulatory, and security concerns users may have today with cloud-based real-time communications. This also means that with the updated forge recording appliance (when installed on-premise) users can control the post-processing of recordings before final storage and can easily playback and use the recordings that they have produced. Also, now with fallback routing in forge, users have total flexibility in terms of what happens to messages and calls that cannot be immediately delivered to a forge destination, giving greater control over when messages and calls should be discarded, held until the destination is available, or delivered through another mechanism. Lastly, enhancements to the forge conferencing features make audio and video conferences much easier to manage and use.

JF Sullivan, EVP Enterprise & CMO at Xura, stated: “The forge platform was built to give any enterprise or developer the power to inject smarter communications into any mobile application (iOS and Android) or website. With the broadest and most flexible feature set on the market, anyone using the forge platform can easily create at the touch of a button, click-to-communicate and contextual communications within their app to drive a new era of customer experience and relationships. Users in the forge ecosystem can bring state of the art interaction capabilities, such as those announced today for conferencing, recording, deployment and delivery, into any enterprise or consumer app, from financial services, healthcare, retail and entertainment to gaming and more, without having to spend time on complex developments and supporting multiple platforms.”

By simply signing up, activating an account and joining the forge community @, enterprises and developers can enhance the experience of their app or pioneer new services or use cases, while growing and managing engagement opportunities by implementing real-time, secure peer-to-peer, one-to-many and group interaction. To find out more or sign up for a forge account, visit:

About Xura, Inc.

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

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August 3, 2016 at 4:26 pm

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The Rise of the Independent Cosmetic Labels In Indonesia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — For the last year the world of beauty in Indonesia has been accelerating its pervasiveness at an amazing pace. An explosion of beauty movements online, discussions in social media forums, analyses, new trends and an exponential growth in the market, followed the rise of the middle class in the country.

The success of new indie label cosmetics
The success of new indie label cosmetics

A new phenomenon emerged as a result: the success of new indie label cosmetics. Independent cosmetic brands are gaining traction mainly due to their increasingly competitive quality, their nimbleness, and their ability to own the online space. A single indie company might be selling just one product; but that product can dent significantly the sales of that same category of long standing famous brands.

Thus the cosmetics industry is no longer dominated by the big players only. Indie cosmetics brands are adding a new palette to the world of beauty and stretch the business competition out to different realms.

Examples of successful indie cosmetic brands include: Sugarpill, Morphe, Melt Cosmetics, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, Violet Voss, Makeup Geek, Girlactick, SauceBox Cosmetics, Gerard Cosmetics, EX1, Velour Lashes, ColourPop, Zoeva, Sigma Beauty. And they are all very aggressive online.

In a recent move, online fashion retailer Zalora has announced a new collaboration with the indie label Sigma Beauty, allowing the latter to expand its market into Indonesia. Zalora Indonesia boasts cash-on-delivery service in 115 cities across the country, a 30-day money-back guarantee and free returns.

In response to these magmatic changes in the industry, UBM, the biggest trade exhibitions organizer in Asia, has launched “Beauty Indonesia” a B2B trade show which will serve as the platform for innovation, research, business growth, development and education. This premier beauty trade show for industry professionals will be held from 19 to 21 April 2017 at the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo), Indonesia.

Part of UBM’s portfolio of 6 Beauty Events in South East Asia, Beauty Indonesia is the first trade-only show in the country with a clear focus on international participation and on representing all beauty sectors: ingredients, packaging & machinery, contract manufacturing, finished cosmetics, toiletries & personal care, wellness & spa, natural health, beauty salons, professional hair, nail and accessories.

ABOUT the organizer

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organizer in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 31 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 20 market sectors with 230 exhibitions and conferences, 21 trade publications, 18 online products for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

Contact Person:

Ivan Ferrari
Phone Number: +62 21 2930 5959 ext 138

Jessica Simon
T: +62 21 29305959 | M: +62 819 3210 5117

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August 3, 2016 at 4:17 pm

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Let the Games Begin! First Olympic Horses Arrive in Rio de Janeiro!

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland /PRNewswire/ — It’s not just the human athletes that are flying into Brazil for Rio 2016. The first Olympic horses have now arrived at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro, touching down at Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport just before midnight after a near-12 hour flight from London (GBR).


The 34 Eventing horses may have been on a cargo plane, but it was a specially designed Emirates Boeing SkyCargo 777-F, and they all flew business class! Just like the human athletes, they had to go through passport control (and a health check) at London Stansted Airport before boarding with their carry-on luggage and check-in bags.

Sporting the equine equivalent of flight socks (leg bandages), they received the full business class treatment, with special meals delivered by flight attendants (actually grooms), a drinks trolley (buckets) offering water (not fizzy) with a choice of mixers. Apple or carrot sir?

Vets are also on board to ensure the precious equine cargo arrived in tip-top form. Which is important, as these four-legged athletes mean business!

Welcomed into Rio in the early hours of the morning, the horses were driven in specially kitted out trucks, complete with a full Federal highway police escort, under the watchful eye of Christ the Redeemer en route to the new-build equine accommodation at the Olympic Equestrian Centre, where they rolled out the equine equivalent of a red carpet – black rubber matting!

This in-bound flight, the first of nine during the Olympic period, transported horses from Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Japan, Italy and China. And over the next couple of weeks, more than 200 horses from 43 nations will be arriving in Deodoro, ready to put in their bid for gold with their human partners in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines.

About Federation 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.

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August 3, 2016 at 4:16 pm

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Lyoness is Now a New Partner of MotoGP

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GRAZ, Austria /PRNewswire/ —

Lyoness and Dorna Sports are pleased to announce their partnership within the course of the MotoGP series. In 2016 Lyoness will act as a sponsor for the MotoGP races in Spielberg (AUT), Brunn (CZ) and Aragon (SPA).

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The Lyoness logo will be displayed at one turn in each racing track. Furthermore, Dorna Sports will incorporate the globally successful Shopping Community in all important activities during the events. As a result, Lyoness will be in direct communication with the fans and can therefore better explain to them the benefits of the Lyoness Shopping World.

Hubert Freidl, Lyoness CEO, declared: “We are extremely happy with the collaboration with Dorna Sports. The cooperation with MotoGP is another milestone for our company, as it directly corresponds to our strategy of incorporating ourselves into the world of popular sports.”

Pau Serracanta, Managing Director, Commercial Area at Dorna Sports, commented: “I am very satisfied with the agreement which we have reached with Lyoness. Our goal is to also involve our other partners in MotoGP into this cooperation. The possibilities offered are vast and numerous.”

About Dorna Sports:

Dorna Sports S.L., which was founded in 1988, specializes on international sport management, marketing and media. The company, whose headquarters are in Madrid and who also have branches in Barcelona, Rome and Tokyo, have the exclusive marketing and TV rights for the MotoGP. The most important markets for Dorna Sports are Spain and Japan.

About Lyoness:

The Lyoness Group is dividing its two business areas into two brands: The Lyoness brand includes the Shopping Community and the Loyalty Programme. Their target groups are consumers who save money by shopping with Lyoness (Cashback) and Loyalty Merchants who want to use an international multi-sector Loyalty Programme. The Lyconet brand is geared towards independent entrepreneurs who wish to build their own Shopping Network. The Lyoness Group is currently active in 47 countries on all continents. 6 million Members take advantage of the Lyoness Benefits at approximately 70,000 Loyalty Merchants worldwide. More at

Silvia Kelemen Weihs
Head of Public Relations
Lyoness Group AG
Tel.: +43(0)664-85-55-241

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August 3, 2016 at 4:09 pm

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Anders Warming Appointed Board of Management Member for Design at Borgward Group AG

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STUTTGART, Germany /PRNewswire/ —

Borgward Group AG is reinforcing its management team and has become the first German automaker to create a Board of Management position for Design. Effective January 1, 2017, Anders Warming will become the company’s new Board of Management Member for Design. “The creation of a separate Board of Management position for Design underscores design’s importance for Borgward,” said Ulrich Walker, Chairman of the Board of Borgward Group AG, in Stuttgart on Friday. “I’m very delighted that we can fill this position with such an extraordinary and experienced designer as Anders Warming.”

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The Danish designer Anders Warming, 43, worked for the BMW Group for a total of more than 16 years, including almost all of the last six years as Head of MINI Design in Munich. Under his leadership, the company created the new design of the MINI Cooper Hatch, the MINI Convertible, and the MINI Clubman. Prior to becoming the Head of MINI Design, Anders Warming was Head of BMW Exterior Design and Team Leader Advanced Design at the BMW Group. From 2003 to 2005, Warming was Team Leader, Design Center Europe at the Volkswagen Group. Warming studied design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena from 1992 to 1996.

Further information

Borgward Group AG
Kriegsbergstrasse 11
70174 Stuttgart, Germany

Marco Dalan
Head of Global Communications
Telephone: +49-711-365-10-1041


Source: BORGWARD Group AG

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August 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm

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