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Rising Media and 3DR Holdings Launch Inside Fintech Global Conference & Expo Series to Drive Innovation in Finance; Event to Debut in Seoul in Association with KINTEX

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SEOUL, South Korea/PRNewswire/ — Rising Media, Inc. and 3DR Holdings announced the launch of a new worldwide conference series, Inside Fintech Conference & Expo, dedicated to accelerating innovation in the global financial ecosystem.

Rising Media, Inc. and 3DR Holdings have partnered with the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) to co-produce the first Inside Fintech event in Seoul on December 8-9, 2016.

Inside Fintech Conference & Expo explores Fintech 3.0, including Blockchain technology and other decentralized solutions for financial processes, and its impact on the global financial ecosystem. The event brings together finance industry’s most forward thinking individuals as they seek to leverage advances in technology to improve payments, investment strategies, mobile banking, navigate the world of regulation, and more.

The launch event in Seoul features two days of conference sessions, keynotes, and an interactive exhibit floor aimed at facilitating relevant training and industry updates as well as critical connection-building and networking opportunities amongst fintech professionals and innovators.

The conference program will feature 50+ speakers from major financial institutions and fintech startups. Topics include blockchain technology, big data, crowdfunding, security and authentication, lending, insurtech, and more. The agenda explores a unique chemistry between fintech entrepreneurs, investors, bankers, and governments across Asia and the rest of the world.

“We’re excited to bring this new event offering to the global fintech community, and also to partner with KINTEX to hold the first professional fintech and blockchain technology conference in Seoul, a city that is quickly establishing itself as a hub for financial innovation,” said Christoph Rowen, Managing Director – Asia Pacific, Rising Media.

Roger Ver, CEO of is confirmed to deliver a keynote address at the event. Additional confirmed speakers include e-commerce and payment expert, Ashok Misra; Anne Stevenson-Yang of J Capital Research; and Zennon Kapron, Co-Founder, Kapronasia.

Inside Fintech Seoul will also feature the “Inside Fintech Startup Pitch,” a startup competition on December 9, 2016, where early-stage fintech startups will pitch their business strategies to a panel of seasoned investors. The winner of the competition will be awarded a prize of KRW 10 million as well as a complimentary press release distribution courtesy of event sponsor PR Newswire.

“With the launch of this new event, we’re excited to offer bankers, VCs, startups, unicorns, payment companies, government officials, and more the opportunity to actively exchange information and establish powerful strategic alliances,” said Tim Kim, Project Manager, KINTEX.

“We expect a strong audience showing, with over 2,000 professionals, including CEOs from more than 600 companies and 25 countries,” he continued.

Inside Fintech Seoul is produced by Rising Media, KINTEX, and 3DR Holdings. The event is sponsored by and co-produced by

Inside Fintech Seoul is also supported by Korea Fintech Industry Association (KORFIN) and Global Fintech Research Institute (GFIN).

Prices increase on October 14, so register before to save. For more information and to register for Inside Fintech Seoul, visit

If your company is interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Inside Fintech Seoul or an upcoming event, please contact For inquiries in Asia, contact

About Rising Media

Rising Media is a global events and media producer excelling in Internet and technology-related events and content. Events include Inside 3D Printing, RoboUniverse, Virtual Reality Summit, Inside Fintech, Data Driven Business, Building Business Capability, Predictive Analytics World, Text Analytics World, eMetrics Summit, Conversion Conference, Email Innovations Summit, AllFacebook Marketing Conference, Search Marketing Expo, Affiliate Management Days, Influencer Marketing Days and Web Effectiveness Conference in the USA, Brazil, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, India, China, Korea, Singapore, Australia.

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For press inquiries, please contact

Christoph Rowen
+852 9190 4412

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September 14, 2016 at 5:24 pm

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Wacom Introduces Most Full-Featured and Flexible Signature Pads with the STU-540

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TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — Wacom Co., Ltd. today announced the addition of the STU-540, its most advanced and robust signature pad, to its industry-leading family of signature capture devices. Combining the broadest range of connectivity options, user conveniences and top-level encryption, the STU-540 is the premier choice for organizations looking to implement handwritten electronic signature into their workflow.

STU-540 Signature Pad
STU-540 Signature Pad

Wacom’s newest signature pad expands support for signature capture in a variety of environments. In desktop environments, it utilizes standard USB. For virtualized desktop configurations, there are several options — giving users a range of choices to best fit their requirements. The STU-540 is natively supported in Citrix v7.6.3 and newer. For Citrix v6.5 and other virtualized desktop environments, the new model can be set up to emulate a serial connection over USB. In addition, the STU-540 offers the option, via a separate accessory kit, to add a physical serial connector instead of USB.

Wacom also increased the utility and ease of use of these signature pads by incorporating frequently needed features and functions directly into the STU-540. The color screen can be utilized for a variety of uses beyond just signature capture without the user needing to create and implement their own applications. Instead, these built-in functions can be accessed by a simple utility. When not in signing mode, the color screen on the signature pads can display high-quality images for advertising and marketing without a separate application continuously running in the background. Instead, the images run directly from the signature pad. Additionally, a customizable keypad feature lets an administrator set up configurable on-screen keypads or soft keys that can be used to collect a myriad of different types of information to support different workflows.

The STU-540 continues Wacom’s tradition of providing strong encryption to protect signature data transmitted between the signature pad and workstation or terminal. The STU-540 features proven and secure AES256 / RSA2048 encryption.

“With the launch of the STU-540 signature pad, Wacom brings our customers state-of-the-art features to support their integration of handwritten electronic signature into their workflow as part of their move toward paperless processes. We offer industry-leading encryption options for our signature pads to meet our customers’ high expectations for a secure eSignature process. The available connectivity options ensure users in different environments are able to deploy these pads, and if their needs change the STU-540 can adapt with them,” said Shigeki Komiyama, Executive Vice President of Wacom Co., Ltd. “Beyond that, we have introduced innovative features that allow our customers to expand how they use this product in their business.”

The STU-540 features a 5-inch, high-resolution color LCD display with an anti-glare surface that provides an enhanced viewing experience in all lighting conditions and also provides better tactile feedback while signing. It also incorporates Wacom’s digital inking technology — WILL (Wacom Ink Layer Language) — to produce an on-screen signature that looks clean, crisp and visually replicates pen on paper signatures.

Wacom’s Signature SDK (Software Development Kit) and STU SDK are available to integrate support for Wacom’s signature devices into native applications.

Availability and Pricing

For purchasing and availability information, please consult Wacom’s website.

About Wacom

Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727) with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays as well as of digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with leading interface technology to express their personality. Wacom’s eSignature solutions are utilised in a variety of application areas in which achieving a digital workflow with high-level security is crucial, such as: POS, ePayment, electronic passports, insurance, banking and hotel check-in.

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For further information, please contact:

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Source: Wacom Singapore Pte Ltd
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September 14, 2016 at 12:20 pm

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New Launch by London School of Business and Finance in Singapore – AgileLearning

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), a Private Education Institution in Singapore since 2011, announced a launch of a new product — LSBF AgileLearning.

LSBF AgileLearning is the school’s “solution-in-a-box” eLearning platform with more than 800 interactive courses across Finance, Marketing, Business Planning and software skills.

With over hundreds of professionally developed courses at launch, the school is committed to add 2 new courses monthly, coupled with simple price plan options from as little as S$9.90.

This launch of the eLearning platform is part of the school’s digital learning initiative aimed at broadening the School’s reach and deepening its impact to support the delivery of distinctive education offerings in Singapore. All LSBF Singapore’s students may access this platform, at no cost, for skills development during their school days.

To celebrate the new launch, LSBF will be giving free access for a limited time.


LSBF AgileLearning has two segments:


LSBF AgileLearning aims to strengthen enterprise capabilities and HR practices to support skills mastery and career development pathways in line with SkillsFuture.

This eLearning platform is a fully functional Learning Management System (LMS) with course creation and editing tools; built around a flexible model that makes it highly effective for organisations to adopt eLearning as part of their learning and development.

Companies are allow to customize the online courses to meet their organization objectives and train as many employees as needed using LSBF AgileLearning. The school ensures that content are up-to-date for industry relevant, quality content. Upon completion of the course, employees will received results and certification of completion instantaneously.

Companies can simply pay a one-time set-up cost of S$500 and brand the platform under their company’s name.


In line with the objectives of SkillsFuture to support and encourage lifelong learning and help professionals to stay relevant to a changing workplace, and in recognition that mid-career individuals may face greater challenges in undertaking training, LSBF Agile-Learning Portal offers more than 800 courses for individual to choose from.

Individuals can enjoy the benefits of the LSBF Agile-Learning from as low as $9.90 with immediately results and certification of completion upon completion of course.

About London School of Business and Finance (LBSF) in Singapore

London School of Business & Finance (LSBF) in Singapore was established in 2011 with the support of LSBF in UK, under the royal patron, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent GCVO.

As a global institution, the School has grown exponentially; receiving numerous awards and accreditations in Singapore and boasting two impressive campuses, right in the heart of the Central Business District.

LSBF in Singapore equips its students with the requisite knowledge and skills through 6 unique business units — School of Professional, School of Business, School of Hospitality, School of English, Chinese Business Department as well as Executive Development.

With industry experienced lecturers, holistic student services and resources, LSBF in Singapore is committed to break down geographical barriers by providing the highest quality education to students from every corner of the globe.

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September 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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Straits Financial Granted Full Capital Markets Services License by the Monetary Authority of Singapore

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — CWT Limited (SGX:C14) announced today that Straits Financial Services Pte Ltd (“SFSPL”), a subsidiary under its financial services arm Straits Financial Group, has been granted the full Capital Markets Services (CMS) License (License No. CMS100407-3) for trading in futures contracts under the Securities and Futures Act (CAP. 289) by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”). Prior to this, SFSPL was licensed to conduct regulated activity of trading only in commodity derivatives under a partial CMS License granted by MAS in 2014.

With the restrictions on its CMS License lifted, SFSPL is now able to offer a full and complete suite of financial and commodity derivatives, including centrally-cleared Over-the-Counter (OTC) contracts and contracts-for-differences. In addition, SFSPL will be able to expand its customer base beyond the “Accredited Investors” and “Corporate Expert Investors” category.

“This marks a significant milestone for the Straits Financial Group and is testament to its good regulatory standing, competency and strive in providing a seamless service,” said Mr Loi Pok Yen, Group CEO of CWT Limited. “With fully-licensed entities in the USA and in Singapore, Straits Financial is well poised to serve its clients in both the western and eastern hemisphere.”

Mr Jeremy Ang, Global CEO for the Straits Financial Group adds, “A full CMS license for SFSPL opens up a myriad of opportunities for us. We are thankful and thrilled to be able to take the business into the next level. On this note and with the blessings from MAS, we will be appointing Mr Quek Chin Ing (Roger) as CEO of SFSPL to lead these business initiatives. Roger brings with him a wealth of experience in the derivatives and commodities industry, having previously held management positions at Marex Spectron, China International Capital Corporation and DBS Vickers.”

“I am honoured and humbled on the appointment,” said Mr Roger Quek. “The team has built a brand that is synonymous with trust, innovation and bespoke services. I am confident that SFSPL will be able to break new grounds and penetrate new markets with its strong foundation.”

Together with CWT’s capability in logistics management and global warehousing facilities, Straits Financial Group is strategically positioned to provide an integrated one-stop service and deliver a seamless customer experience on both physical and hedging needs.

About Straits Financial Group

Headquartered in Singapore, Straits Financial Group is the brokerage house under CWT Limited that offers a full spectrum of derivatives & OTC products, including trade facilitation for physical commodities. We have established affiliate offices in Chicago, New Jersey, Shanghai and in Jakarta. Its U.S. subsidiary, Straits Financial LLC, is a full Clearing Member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), the Commodity Exchange (COMEX), CME Clearport, Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), and the New Zealand Exchange (NZX). Straits Financial provides clearing access to all major global commodity exchanges. For more information, visit

About CWT

CWT is a leading provider of integrated logistics and supply chain solutions. Our business is about connecting world trade. We move, build and power customers’ supply chain forward. We combine our logistics capabilities, global network and resources to add value for customers. CWT Group also provides commodity marketing, financial and engineering services ancillary to its core logistics business. For more information, visit

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September 14, 2016 at 11:56 am

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Schindler Singapore Acquires Majority Stake in XJ Elevator Private Limited

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Schindler Lifts (Singapore) Pte Ltd. today announced it has officially acquired 51% of XJ Elevator Private Limited — the exclusive distributor of XJ elevator equipment in Singapore, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The acquisition is a natural consequence of the earlier acquisition by Schindler Holding of a majority stake in XJ (Xuchang) Elevator Co. Ltd, now named XJ-Schindler.

Based in Henan Province, XJ-Schindler is a leading Chinese elevator and escalator company, with its own design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance operations.

Jujudhan Jena, Chief Executive of Jardine Schindler Group said the acquisition brings exciting new opportunities to Schindler’s operations in Singapore and throughout the region. “Schindler has been growing its presence in Singapore since the 1970s, and we are thrilled to be able to expand our role in these strategic markets both locally and beyond,” said Jujudhan Jena. “XJ Elevator Private Limited is an outstanding company with excellent products, expertise and people.”

“Enlarging and enhancing our capabilities in Singapore is good news for our customers and employees, as we continue to produce the highest standards of mobility services with the utmost commitment to quality, sustainability and innovation. We are excited about this next chapter of our story,” said Steven Foster, Managing Director of Schindler Lifts (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Both parties agreed to keep the details of the transaction confidential.

About Schindler Singapore

Schindler began operating in Singapore during the 1960s, initially carrying out its business through the appointed agent Harrison Lister Engineering. In 1975, Schindler Lifts (Singapore) Pte Ltd. was established, one year after Jardine Matheson of Hong Kong, and Schindler Holding Ltd. of Switzerland, embarked on a joint venture to market Schindler elevators and escalators across Asia-Pacific, and to provide after-sales maintenance services for its range of products.

Schindler Lifts (Singapore) Pte Ltd. has since progressed from a small operation to a full-fledged elevators and escalators company. Its principal activities now include the sales, installation, repair, maintenance, and modernization of Schindler elevators, escalators and moving walks.

Schindler Lifts (Singapore) Pte Ltd. also supports Schindler’s operations in Myanmar.

About Jardine Schindler Group

Jardine Schindler Group (JSG) is a Joint Venture between Jardine Matheson in Hong Kong and Schindler Group of Switzerland, a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Who between them bring over 300 years of experience in business management, regional specialization and engineering excellence.

Schindler mobility solutions move one billion people every day all over the world and support sustainable urban development with safe, reliable and ecologically sound building transportation systems for low-rise residential buildings to commercial and high-rise towers stretching up to half a kilometer into the sky.

JSG employs some 4,500 staff in a variety of specialist disciplines, ranging from engineering design to construction management. It is headquartered in Hong Kong and has operations in Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam. It designs, engineers, installs, maintains and modernizes all types of elevators, escalators and moving walkways as well as focuses on offering premium customer services and bringing the best-in-class technologies to the region.

On average, 100 million people throughout the Asia Pacific regions will be transported by equipment supplied and maintained by JSG on any given day.

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Source: Jardine Schindler Group

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September 14, 2016 at 11:50 am

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