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Asia’s Leading Petrochemical Producers & Refiners to Gather at Asian Downstream Week

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SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — Part of the Singapore International Energy Week, the 9th Annual Asian Downstream Week, organized by the World Refining Association, is set to take place in 2 months’ time on 26-27 October 2016 in Singapore.

This year’s Asian Downstream Week has been re-branded and expanded to focus on total digital transformation to upend traditional business models, and significantly alter their bottom lines.

The two-day, three-stream conference will cover industry critical topics including big data, IT/OT convergence, supply chain innovations, predictive maintenance, plant connectivity and case studies on operational excellence and plant maintenance.

Topics to be covered include:

Vishal Mehta, Head of Digital Strategy, Architecture and Technology, Reliance Industries Limited will talk about Reliance’s digital journey
Peter Reynolds – Contributing Analyst, ARC Advisory Group, on how previously stranded data from industrial assets can be connected to deliver new competitive advantage.
Senthil Ramani, Managing Director, Digital Business Lead and Director, IOT Center of excellence – Resource Industries, Accenture Consulting will share his views on digital & IOT adoption – bridging the gap from strategy to execution
Charles Nie, E-business and Supply Chain Optimization Manager, Covestro will discuss supply chain excellence in the chemical industry and offer dynamics & effective solutions
Partha Ray, Vice President Asia, Siemens will present on digital plant and industrial 4.0 in process industry
KT Khong, Head of Production, Shell Jurong Island will moderate a panel on analytics & asset management and their implications for your operating model
Manoj Singh, Reliability Specialist, Chevron will talk about equipment downtime and avoiding asset failures
Alongside the conference, there will be a targeted exhibition where performance improvement leaders and technology experts from the industry showcase their latest technologies. Attendees can learn more about the various technologies at the “On-floor Technical Seminar” happening during the networking breaks which is FREE to attend and open to all.

International and regional downstream operators that have confirmed their attendance up to date include: BASF, BP Singapore, Cabot Corporation, Chevron, Clariant, Covestro, Engro Polymer & Chemicals, Essar Group, Formosa Petrochemical Corporation, Hanwha Total Petrochemical, HPCL-Mittal Energy, Indorama, Lotte Chemical, Pertamina, Petronas, PT Pertamina, Reliance Industries, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Singapore Refining Company, SK Chemical, Sumitomo Chemical, TAKREER, Thai Oil, Dow Chemical, Valspar and many more.

Event dates and location:
Conference: 26-27 October 2016
Location: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore
Event website:

For more information, interviews and media accreditation:
Marketing & Communications
Jaclynn Ng
Clarion Events Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6590 3970
Fax: +65 6223 9196

Source: World Refining Association (Clarion Events)
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August 24, 2016 at 5:40 pm

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Wynn Palace Now Open in Cotai, Macau

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The USD4.2 billion resort further support Macau’s development
as a World Center of Tourism and Leisure

MACAU /PRNewswire/ — Steve Wynn, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Wynn Resorts, unveiled Wynn Palace to the world at 8:00 p.m. today. The resort is Mr. Wynn’s latest masterpiece and is set in a commanding position in Cotai, Macau’s bustling new tourist hub. The opening of Wynn Palace will help launch a new era of prosperity for Macau and attracting more international tourists to the city.

The opening was officiated by Mr. Chui Sai On, Chief Executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region; Mr. Ho Hau Wah, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; Mr. Yao Jian, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau Special Administrative Region; Mr. Cai Si-ping, Deputy Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Macau Special Administrative Region; Mr. Leong Vai Tac, Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macau Special Administrative Region; Mr. Tam Chon Weng, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macau Special Administrative Region, accompanied by Mr. Steve Wynn, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Wynn Resorts.

“Wynn Palace is arguably the most beautiful hotel in the world, which is a wonderful thing to be able to say,” said Steve Wynn. “But it is not in London, Paris, New York or Rome. It is in Cotai, in Macau, and sits here for all the world to come and see. It’s our gift to the community, to the public. It will be here forever and it’s perhaps unlikely we’ll see a place of this scope and artfulness in our lifetimes again.”

“To be the prettiest hotel in the world, frankly, is something that money and good taste can buy. But to be the best hotel in the world is something else altogether,” said Wynn. “In any hospitality business there are only two words that matter — guest experience. All the rest is irrelevant, and all of the marble and crystal chandeliers, and all of the wonderful good taste that has been put into this building is dedicated to that one thing — guest experience. It takes six-and-a-half years to design a magnificent building like this, and yes, the name on the sign is Wynn Palace. But tonight this becomes the palace of the people who work here, and it is they who will make this the best hotel in the world.”

Among the highlights of the resort is the eight-acre Performance Lake and fountain show, employing 1,195 water jets shooting eight million gallons of water into the air in more than a dozen intricately choreographed musical fountain shows. The result: fountains that dance to a diverse program of Chinese, European and American songs, operatic arias and musical numbers. Guests can view the fountain shows and directly enter the heart of the resort via a breathtaking ride in air-conditioned Sky Cabs that travel more than 90 feet above the Performance Lake.

Floral themes play a major role in the resort. Immediately popular with opening-night guests were the two massive floral sculptures located in the South and North Lobby Atriums. Each brilliantly colored sculpture, one of a Carousel and the other a Ferris Wheel, are fabricated from more than 100,000 real flowers each and move in time to music. The sculptures are custom designed by renowned floral designer Preston Bailey.

Also on display throughout Wynn Palace are thousands of works of fine and decorative art, assembled over a six-year period and representing an investment in excess of USD125 million. Many of the pieces continue Steve Wynn’s efforts to bring Chinese artwork home, including a quartet of rare porcelain Qing-dynasty vases that are among the finest examples of chinoiserie in the world. The only other such quartet is in Buckingham Palace in London.

The collection of fine dining and casual restaurants includes Wing Lei Palace, a spectacular display of design by Wynn Resorts’ design chief Roger Thomas. The adjacent Wing Lei Bar features an 18-century crystal chandelier valued at more than USD25 million. SW Steakhouse delighted opening night guests with a series of six diverse entertainment vignettes which play throughout dinner on a custom-built stage.

The resort offers 1,706 exquisitely furnished rooms, suites and villas with numerous personal touches overseen by Steve Wynn. The spa is the largest in Macau and features 22 treatment rooms and the resort’s pool and pool-side restaurant overlook the Performance Lake.

The Wynn Palace Esplanade is 18,580 square meters of luxury shopping and is home to more than 50 of the most renowned names in retail.

Room reservations can be made by calling (853) 8889 3888 (Hong Kong Toll Free: 800 961 198), contacting or online via

For more photos, please visit the Wynn Palace Press Room with the following login details:
Username: media_user
Password: wp2016opening

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August 24, 2016 at 4:40 pm

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An Insight into the Operation of a Wastewater Treatment Plant with VIETWATER 2016 Factory Visit and Press Conference

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HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam /PRNewswire/ — VIETWATER 2016 Expo & Forum, Vietnam’s leading international water supply, sanitation, water resources and purification event, organised by UBM Asia, will take place at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City from 9-11 November 2016.

Press Conference of Vietwater and RE & EE Vietnam 2016
Press Conference of Vietwater and RE & EE Vietnam 2016
Hosted by the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) and supported by the Ministry of Construction (MOC), VIETWATER is renowned as the flagship business platform in the drainage & sewerage and water supply industries. With over 400 exhibitors from 38 countries & regions and 15 international pavilions such as France, Germany, Australia, Finland, Belgium, Japan, mainland China, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and many others. VIETWATER 2016 expects to welcome over 10,000 trade visitors, professionals, consultants, engineers, key decision-makers, thought leaders and government representatives.

In collaboration with Binh Hung Wastewater Treatment Plant, VIETWATER 2016 held a factory visit on 22 August 2016, with the participation of Mr. Cao Lai Quang, Chairman of Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) and Ms. Eliane Van Doorn, Business Development Director ASEAN, UBM Asia, together with media reporters.

Binh Hung Wastewater Treatment Plant is the biggest plant in Ho Chi Minh. It has invested to increase its capacity by 469,000 m3/day with a total capital of $VND 2,800 billion. Mr. Cao Lai Quang said, “The factory visit is one of the exhibition’s highlighted activities at VIETWATER 2016. It can be said this is an insightful trip. We have experienced many practical lessons about factory operation and management as well as technical innovation. We would like to thank Binh Hung Wastewater Treatment Plant for supporting us to organise such a successful visit.”

On the same day, UBM Asia organised a Press Conference at Duxton Saigon Hotel to introduce VIETWATER 2016 ( and RE & EE VIETNAM 2016 ( to be once again co-located at SECC, Ho Chi Minh City from 9-11 November this year. The conference gathers many famous media agencies and exhibitors to listen to expert speakers including Assistant Prof., Dr. Nguyen Hong Tien, Director of Technical Infrastructure Department, Ministry of Construction; Mr. Cao Lai Quang, Chairman of VWSA; Mr. Huynh Kim Tuoc, Director, Energy Conservation Center HCMC (ECC — HCM) and Mrs. Delphine Roussele, Project Director, EU-Vietnam Business Network (EVBN).

Ms. Eliane Van Doorn said at the Conference that UBM has extended the exhibition space as the events are growing, and that 97% of the booth space has already been booked, with many leading industry brands participating in order to showcase their new innovations, technologies and solutions.

Regarding the sustainable development of Vietnam’s water, the event will come alongside an international conference titled “Sustainable Water Supply and Sewerage Development Solutions in the context of Climate Change: Water Resource Degradation, Drought, and Saline Intrusion”, which will also be part of the Vietnam’s leading renewable energy and energy efficiency exhibition- RE & EE Vietnam 2016. All activities will take place for three days under one roof.

Vietwater Pre-registration is now open. To save valuable time, please register at or contact VIETWATER team @+84 8 5401 2718.

Notes to Editors:

About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has strong global network of 32 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 19 market sectors with 230 exhibitions and conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 vertical portals for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

The Representative Office of UBM ASIA in Ho Chi Minh City
6th Floor, KN Building, 74 Nguyen Khoai, Ward 2
District 4, Ho Chi Minh City
T: +84 8 5401 2718
F: +84 8 5401 2717

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August 24, 2016 at 11:28 am

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Lumesse Enhances Footprint in Asia with Revolutionary Talent Management Platform

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SINGAPORE, Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lumesse, the global leading Human Resource software provider, today announces its new set of Talent Management solutions — Empower in Asia. Empower solutions are the next generation of Lumesse ETWeb, and are designed to encourage broad enterprise adoption, increase engagement and drive better business outcomes by empowering all employees to proactively manage careers.

Empower taps the proven capabilities of ETWeb and extends those capabilities with several enhancements.

Intuitive interface compatible with mobile devices and new versions of Windows
Enhanced usability that reduces complexity, improves efficiency and drives adoption
Simple, flexible, rapid navigation through the entire application
Intuitive reporting form as foundations for strategic analysis and improved planning
Although ETWeb has always been at the cutting edge of Talent Management, Empower delivers significantly more powerful analysis and more accurate metrics to optimize and execute organizations’ talent strategies.

Empower provides new capabilities both for managers and the broader employee pool. With Empower, managers are now able to comment the salary review records and determine employee’s start page providing a more comprehensive record throughout a career. Streamlining time-consuming tasks, users can also choose to hide or unhide the forms and fields without customization. Embracing the Lumesse Open Platform commitment as the means to deliver highest customer ROI, a portal enables integration and data synchronization with other software solutions.

Carsten Busch, Lumesse General Manager of Talent Management solutions underscored the company’s sustained efforts at enabling excellence for its customers. “Through the past three decades, Lumesse has been devoted to developing a world-class Talent Management platform. We are proud to provide solutions to more than 2400 enterprises across the globe, and based on what we have learned in partnership with those customers, are always improving our technology and services. Empower is out most ambitious effort to date, and one of which we are exceedingly proud.”

“We are constantly looking for ways to better serve our customers,” Busch continued, “And this evolution of ETWeb are enhancing both our product and services.”

In a response to customer desires for intuitive, simple usage of the entire application suite, ETWeb empower was designed to deliver a people-centric experience via a consumer application-like interface. With an overall objective of optimizing enterprise talent management through broad adoption of tools the single user interface for all applications in the suite and synchronized data from end-to-end are critical enablers.

“I believe the footprint of Empower will expand in the next few years around Asia,”, said Mehul Rajparia, VP of Lumesse APAC, “Based on the new capabilities in Empower, we can bring user experience to the next level and help enterprises drive broad adoption that will improve employee engagement.”

For more information about Empower, please visit: or call Henry Xu, Marketing Manager of Lumesse APAC at +86 21 6258 6653.

About Lumesse

Lumesse provides Talent Solutions to more than 2,400 organisations in over 70 countries enabling them to engage and nurture the best talent in an ever-changing and demanding global environment. With our unique and highly adaptable Talent Solutions our customers are well prepared to capitalise on the fast evolution of new technologies and disruptive business conditions, making talent management their business advantage.

Lumesse Talent Solutions are optimised around customers’ best practises and can be deployed in the cloud, hosted internally or externally. They are designed to meet all their global and local business requirements, giving them the edge in the race for talent, wherever they do business.

Each year, Lumesse Talent Solutions provide over 4.3 million performance plans, process more than 51 million job applications and fulfil more than one million vacancies, in addition to having delivered 100 million learning courses.

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August 24, 2016 at 11:09 am

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RS Components Extends Connectivity Portfolio with Range of IP67 Wire-to-wire and Wire-to-board Connectors for Harsh Environments

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-EDAC range of waterproof and dustproof connectors for applications in various markets including medical, commercial and industrial

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has extended its portfolio of high-quality connectivity solutions with the EDAC 572 and 560 series of IP67-rated connectors, which offer simple, safe connections for a wide variety of outdoor and ruggedised applications including LED lighting, medical, marine and hydroponic cultivation, access control, external signage and refrigerated displays.

RS has extended its portfolio of high-quality connectivity solutions with the EDAC 572 and 560 series of IP67-rated connectors
RS has extended its portfolio of high-quality connectivity solutions with the EDAC 572 and 560 series of IP67-rated connectors

Fully waterproof and dustproof, the 572 (5.8mm pitch) and 560 (2.5mm pitch) series connectors are available in wire-to-wire and wire-to-board options. They extend EDAC’s popular range of E-Seal IP67-rated connectors to include D-Sub, USB, HDMI, wire-to-board and wire-to-wire connectors, and support low-level signal and power requirements up to 300V at 10A with an operating temperature range of between -40 degree and +105 degree Celsius.

The connectors offer absolute protection against dirt and dust and the company’s fast integral seal technology provides waterproof operation with immersion in water up to a depth of 1m for up to 30 minutes, with the double latch solution providing a tactile double click when fully mated. They are highly resilient to vibration and available in a choice of four colour-coded sizes to accommodate wire diameters from 1.7 to 3.1mm.

Electrical integrity is ensured by internal polarisation, which eliminates the possibility of mis-mating the connectors; plus wire termination is made with a true crimp and poke home contact solution. The wire seals are pre-assembled onto each wire within the housing when crimping the contacts to the cable with no external sealing required.

The 560 series connectors are provided with a waterproof cap to cover holes of a wire seal to seal any unused contact positions. The devices are available in 2, 3 or 5 contact positions and feature a 2.5mm pin pitch and are current rated to a maximum of 3A, 250V AC. The 572 series offers 1, 2 or 3 contact positions with a 5.8mm pitch and a maximum current rating of 10A at 300V AC.

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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Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSComponents; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

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August 24, 2016 at 9:42 am

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