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Huawei and Huawei Marine Successfully Host 2nd Asia Pacific Submarine Networks Forum in Singapore

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Huawei and Huawei Marine successfully hosted the 2nd Asia Pacific Submarine Networks Forum in Singapore. Through a lineup of presentations and panel discussions, the forum stimulated a fruitful discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing the Asia Pacific region and how to map a better connected area through submarine cable systems. The forum was attended by over 150 delegates from submarine telecom operators, government regulators, the investment community and solutions providers, as well as industry analysts.

Huawei and Huawei Marine successfully hosted the 2nd Asia Pacific Submarine Networks Forum in Singapore.
Huawei and Huawei Marine successfully hosted the 2nd Asia Pacific Submarine Networks Forum in Singapore.
David Wei Chengmin, President of Huawei Southern Pacific Region said in his welcome speech that, “Submarine networks system is the foundation of today’s ICT development. It connects the islands and mainland in the Asia-Pacific region, transmitting hundreds of thousands of data and information across the nations. It enhances individual user experience when using the latest video technology and it allows user to stay connected anywhere, anytime. Submarine cable system also helps Enterprises to accelerate digital transformation and advance the National ICT development.”

“We are delighted to co-host the 2nd Asia-Pacific Submarine Network Forum in Singapore after the 1st Asia-Pacific Submarine Network Forum held in Beijing last year,” said Xiao Zhendong, President of Carrier’s Networks Business Group of Huawei Southern East Asia Region, “We hope to establish an open industrial dialog platform and a regular communication mechanism for the regional government, operators, investors and partners through the Annual Asia-Pacific Submarine Network Forum, in order to promote industry ecosystem and join hands in building a better connected Asia Pacific.”

Mao Shengjiang, Chief Operating Officer of Huawei Marine, made the summary speech. He said:” It is a great honor for us to co-host this forum with Terabit Consulting and to welcome all distinguished guests. Since 2009, Huawei Marine has involved in 17 projects in Asia Pacific region. We will continue investing in this region and I believe we could expect a better connected Asia Pacific through our collaboration with industry partners. ”

Speakers of the forum includes Guo Xujie, Director of Economic Development Department, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) China, Mike Constable, CEO of Huawei Marine, Dominic Quai, Director of Papua New Guinea DataCo, Eng Sokheng Meng, Head of International Commercial of Ezecom, Liu Zhiwei, Director of Network Platform, Tencent and Michael Ruddy, Director of International Research from Terabit Consulting.

The following afternoon, Huawei and Huawei Marine arranged a vessel visit in Loyang, Singapore. More than 60 guests took a visit to an SBSS construction ship, which is preparing for cable loading for the Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) submarine cable system project.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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About Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd.

Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) is a joint venture established by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Global Marine Systems Limited. Combining the substantial expertise of the two parent companies, Huawei Marine integrates the state-of-the-art optical transmission technology and 160 years of marine engineering and installation excellence, with a strong commitment to the development of innovative submarine cable network solutions throughout the globe. Huawei Marine delivers highly reliable, cost-effective turnkey submarine cable system solutions incorporating system design, integration and installation services with an on-going focus and commitment to customer support for network operators.

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October 18, 2016 at 6:45 pm

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JNA Awards 2016 to Confer Highest Honour to Shouzui Yasui

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The 2016 JNA Awards is presenting its most prestigious honour — the Lifetime Achievement Award — to casting solutions specialist Shouzui Yasui, Chief Executive Officer of Tokyo-based Yasui & Co. Yasui, recognised for his dedication and significant contributions to the jewellery and gemstone industry, will be receiving the accolade at the JNA Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner scheduled for 14 September (Wednesday) at the InterContinental Hong Kong during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

Shouzui Yasui, Chief Executive Officer of Yasui & Co.
Shouzui Yasui, Chief Executive Officer of Yasui & Co.
The JNA Awards is regarded as one of the jewellery and gemstone industry’s most prized honours, recognising enterprises and individuals that have demonstrated excellence, leadership and innovation, with a special focus on Asia, and whose ideas and actions have made a positive impact on their businesses and communities.

Letitia Chow, Founder of JNA, Director of Business Development — Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, and Chair of the JNA Awards Judging Panel, said, “Mr. Shouzui Yasui well deserves the JNA Lifetime Achievement Award honour. There are two known ‘blue boxes’ in the jewellery industry. One is represented by a high-end consumer brand that has come to symbolise gifts of special significance. The other represents a jewellery casting company that the trade associates with high-quality and cost-effective manufacturing solutions. The latter is Yasui’s ‘blue box’. Wherever there is jewellery manufacturing in the world, one can find Yasui’s Vacuum Wax Injector. His contribution is noticed and felt widely throughout the industry.”

Yasui is a name that has long been associated with casting solutions for the jewellery industry. It started developing its Vacuum Wax Injector in 1980, which was marketed globally starting from 1983. In 1991, the company commenced exports of its casting machines. Three years later, Yasui launched its electric Rotating Burnout Furnace. In 2002, the casting expert released its Digital Vacuum Wax Injection System. Ten years later, Yasui rolled out its third-generation wax machine, ALTIMA.

“Yasui’s casting solutions, starting from the wax injector, were seen as pivotal in the mass production of jewellery, which consequently made jewellery accessible and affordable to many. This spurred on demand, triggering a ripple effect across precious materials suppliers, gemstone and jewellery manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. These innovations changed the way jewellery was marketed and sold,” said Albert Cheng, a member of the JNA Awards judging panel and an advisor to the World Gold Council.

Shouzui Yasui said he couldn’t have been more surprised and delighted to be the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

“For 44 years, I have dedicated my life to the development of casting solutions for the jewellery sector. I am thrilled and deeply thankful for this significant recognition. This accolade represents what decades of hard work and determination can accomplish. It is a great honour to be the recipient of JNA’s Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Shouzui Yasui.

The fifth edition of the JNA Awards is led by Chow Tai Fook, Gemfields and Rio Tinto Diamonds as Headline Partners, with Diarough Group, the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies, Shanghai Diamond Exchange, Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited as Honoured Partners.

For more information, visit http://www.JNAawards.com or contact:
JNA Awards Marketing
UBM Asia (Hong Kong)
+852 2516-2184
marketing@jnaawards.com

Notes for Editors:

1. About JNA (www.jewellerynewsasia.com)

JNA is the organiser of the JNA Awards and is the flagship publication of UBM Asia’s Jewellery Group. First published in 1983, the title is the leader in providing up-to-date international jewellery trade news with an Asian insight. It features original, in-depth reports by experienced journalists covering the latest developments in the diamond, pearl, coloured gemstone, jewellery manufacturing, and equipment and supplies sectors.

2. About the Headline Partners

2.1 Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (www.chowtaifook.com)

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (Stock Code: 1929) is a world-class leading jeweller listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in December 2011, and has become the largest jeweller listed in Hong Kong by market capitalisation.

The iconic brand “Chow Tai Fook” of the Group has been widely recognised for its trustworthiness and authenticity, and renowned for product design, quality and value. The acquisition of Hearts On Fire, an internationally acclaimed U.S. luxury diamond brand, in August 2014 has further underpinned the Group’s stature as a diamond expert in the industry.

The Group boasts an extensive retail network comprising over 2,300 Chow Tai Fook and Hearts On Fire stores spanning more than 500 cities in Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and the United States, as well as a strong and fast growing e-tail network through operating its Chow Tai Fook e-Shops and various e-tail accounts on other online shopping platforms.

The Group’s sophisticated vertically integrated business model provides it with an effective and tight control over the entire operation chain from raw material procurement, design, production, to marketing and sales through its extensive POS and e-tail channels.

2.2 Gemfields plc (www.gemfields.co.uk)

Gemfields plc is a leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones and is quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (ticker: GEM) where it is a constituent of the AIM50 index.

Gemfields is the operator and 75% owner of both the Kagem emerald mine in Zambia and the Montepuez ruby deposit in Mozambique. In addition Gemfields also holds a 50% interest in the Kariba amethyst mine in Zambia, as well as controlling interests in various other gemstone mining and prospecting licenses in Zambia, Mozambique, Colombia, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Sri Lanka.

Gemfields’ outright ownership of the Fabergé brand – an iconic and prestigious brand of exceptional heritage – enables Gemfields to optimise positioning, perception and consumer awareness of coloured gemstones, advancing the Company’s “mine and market” vision.

Gemfields has developed a proprietary grading system and a pioneering auction and trading platform to provide a consistent supply of quality coloured gemstones to the global downstream markets. This is a key component of the Company’s business model which the Directors believe has played an important role in the appropriate distribution and associated resurgence of the global coloured gemstone sector.

2.3 Rio Tinto Diamonds (www.riotinto.com/diamondsandminerals)

Rio Tinto Diamonds is one of the world’s major producers of rough diamonds and operates a fully integrated diamond exploration, mining and marketing business.

For over three decades, the company has been an important participant in the international diamond market with two world class underground diamond mines in Australia (Argyle) and Canada (Diavik) and an advanced diamond project in India (Bunder).

Rio Tinto Diamonds’ production is sorted and prepared for sale at its sales and marketing office in Antwerp, Belgium, supported by a network of representative offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai and New York. It also operates a niche cutting and polishing factory in Perth, Australia for the rare pink diamonds from its Argyle mine. Rio Tinto Diamonds is a leading supporter of the Kimberley Process, as well as a founding member of the Responsible Jewellery Council and the Diamond Producers Association.

3. About the Honoured Partners

3.1 Diarough Group (www.diarough.com)

Diarough Group was established in Antwerp in 1975 and owns diamond polishing factories in China, India, Thailand and Botswana, with a network of sales offices around the world. Diarough is known among the most professional and respected names in the international diamond industry.

Diarough believes in building and nurturing long-term business relationships based on mutual trust, finding solutions to business and marketing problems, creating marketable opportunities through innovative products and providing excellent client services.

Its jewellery manufacturing unit Uni-Design has produced many award-winning jewellery pieces, which have been proudly worn by celebrities on the red carpet over the years.

The Group employs over 3,500 people and is engaged in a wide range of diamond business activities like rough trading, cutting, polishing, jewellery manufacturing and marketing to retailers, chain stores, global brands and private labels worldwide. Diarough employs advanced technology and modern work speed with traditional ethical business practices upon which the Company was founded.

3.2 Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (www.israelidiamond.co.il)

The Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) is a non-profit, public interest company representing all institutions involved in the Israeli Diamond Industry. Israel is one of the world’s leading diamond centres and IDI works to enhance Israel’s position as a major trading and manufacturing hub.

IDI works to benefit Israel’s diamond industry in a variety of areas including: marketing and PR, technological innovation, encouraging local manufacturing, training, and security consulting. IDI seeks out new markets for Israeli diamonds and develops existing ones. As part of this effort, IDI organises industry participation in major trade fairs around the world, establishing Israeli Diamond Pavilions and sponsoring events at these shows.

IDI operates a representative office in Hong Kong, which fosters trade relations with Asian markets.

3.3 Shanghai Diamond Exchange (www.cnsde.com)

Authorised by the State Council, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE) is the only diamond exchange in China and provides diamond dealers a fair and safe transaction venue under close supervision. It also enjoys a favourable taxation policy and is operated in accordance with international best practices of the diamond industry.

Established in 2000, the SDE is a non-profit, self-regulating membership organisation and a member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses.

3.4 The Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange

Founded in February 2016, the Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is one of two provincial jewellery trading platforms authorised by the People’s Government of Guangdong Province.

Aggregating resources from key industrial hubs across Guangdong including Guangzhou, Pingzhou of Foshan, Yangmei of Jieyang and Sihui of Zhaoqing, the Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange joins hands with world-renowned jewellery brands in setting up an international supply chain integrated service platform that offers a secure and convenient trading experience for domestic and overseas jewellers.

The Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is set to benefit China’s jewellery industry in a variety of areas, such as the promotion of a healthier and more balanced international division of labour, foreign trade development, cross-border resource management and consumer market growth. As part of this effort, it will take full advantage of the base and influence of Guangdong’s jewellery industry and the benefits stemming from the Belt and Road Initiative to establish linkages with national and global gemstone and jewellery markets.

3.5 The Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (www.gdland.com.hk)

The Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND), with its headquarters in Hong Kong, is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and is a subsidiary of GDH Limited, which is Guangdong Province’s largest conglomerate operating outside Mainland China.

The principal business of GDLAND is property development and investment, including but not limited to the development and operational management of the innovative commercial real estate, urban complex and industrial business complex. As the strategic arm of GDH Limited, GDLAND engages in the business development of commercial real estate, as well as the projects of urban and industrial complex.

GDLAND’s flagship project, namely the “Buxin Project”, is planned to become the biggest and most advanced jewellery mart in the world, including a large-scale jewellery trading and exhibition centre along with other facilities, with a lot size of over 87,000 square metres and the construction scale (floor area) is expected to be more than 700,000 square metres. The Buxin Project, which is located in the Buxin area of Luohu district in Central Shenzhen, close to the Shuibei Gold and Jewellery Base, is expected to develop the area into one of the most influential gold and jewellery trading and exchange platforms in China and around the world.

4. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

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 a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 32 offices and 1,300 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 230 events, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock online products for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 12 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise 90 events. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with 70 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai organise over 20 events every year across the country.

UBM Asia was awarded ‘Asia’s Most Reliable Trade Show Organizer Award’ in Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Companies Awards (HKMVCA) 2016.

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Source: JNA
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October 18, 2016 at 4:47 pm

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Shenzhen Jewellery Powerhouses Lead in Innovation and Sustainability at JNA Awards 2016

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The category that drew the most attention at the JNA Awards 2016 Ceremony and Gala Dinner was the Industry Innovation/Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award, where four companies, all from Shenzhen, took home the coveted gold trophy.

(From top left, clockwise) Chau Tsankwan of Shenzhen Batar Investment Holding Group Co Ltd; Ye Xiangzhou of Shenzhen Foreway Jewellery Group Co Ltd; Lin Changwei of Shenzhen Xingguangda Jewelry Industrial Co Ltd and Zheng Huanjian of Shenzhen Ganlu Jewelry Co Ltd
(From top left, clockwise) Chau Tsankwan of Shenzhen Batar Investment Holding Group Co Ltd; Ye Xiangzhou of Shenzhen Foreway Jewellery Group Co Ltd; Lin Changwei of Shenzhen Xingguangda Jewelry Industrial Co Ltd and Zheng Huanjian of Shenzhen Ganlu Jewelry Co Ltd
“The judging panel holds the view that more than one recipient deserves the award since they have demonstrated qualities and achievements in areas that are different and unique from each other,” said Albert Cheng, a senior member of the JNA Awards judging panel and an advisor to the World Gold Council.

The 2016 Recipients in the Industry Innovation/Sustainability Initiative of the Year category are:

Shenzhen Batar Investment Holding Group Co Ltd
Shenzhen Foreway Jewellery Group Co Ltd
Shenzhen Ganlu Jewellery Co Ltd
Shenzhen Xingguangda Jewelry Industrial Co Ltd
Letitia Chow, Founder of JNA and Director of Business Development — Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, remarked, “These companies have visionary leaders who are passionate about and are strong believers in the importance of continuous innovation. Irrespective of economic and market conditions, they take a long-term view of their investments in technologies, and research and development since they believe that only through innovation and investing in the future can they sustain and compete in today’s economic environment.”

“The Luohu government has been committed to promoting the development of the jewellery industry, and we are extremely inspired and proud to learn that four leading Shenzhen jewellery companies are recipients of the Industry Innovation / Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award. In addition, we would like to commend these companies for continuously innovating and achieving sustainable development in spite of challenging market conditions,” a representative of the Shenzhen Luohu People’s Government commented.

James Courage, another member of the judging panel and former Chief Executive of Platinum Guild International and former Chairman of the Responsible Jewellery Council, added, “The jewellery manufacturers of Shenzhen have long been pioneers in innovation, with a growing need to balance the rising consumer expectations on quality and design with cost and competition, which leads to greater investment into the development and adaptation of technologies to jewellery applications.”

The JNA Awards recognises and honours companies and individuals whose passion for excellence, innovation and outstanding business performance has helped shape the growth and development of Asia’s jewellery industry. The Awards’ fifth edition was led by Chow Tai Fook, Gemfields and Rio Tinto Diamonds as Headline Partners; and Diarough Group, the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies, Shanghai Diamond Exchange, Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited as Honoured Partners.

The JNA Awards 2016 Ceremony and Gala Dinner ended on a high note on 14 September with 15 Recipients honoured in 11 categories.

For more information, visit http://www.JNAawards.com/ or contact:

JNA Awards Marketing
UBM Asia (Hong Kong)
+852-2516-2184
marketing@jnaawards.com

Notes for Editors:

1. About JNA (www.jewellerynewsasia.com)

JNA is the organiser of the JNA Awards and is the flagship publication of UBM Asia’s Jewellery Group. First published in 1983, the title is the leader in providing up-to-date international jewellery trade news with an Asian insight. It features original, in-depth reports by experienced journalists covering the latest developments in the diamond, pearl, gemstone, jewellery manufacturing, and equipment and supplies sectors.

2. About the Headline Partners

2.1 Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (www.chowtaifook.com)
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (Stock Code: 1929) is a world-class leading jeweller listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in December 2011, and has become the largest jeweller listed in Hong Kong by market capitalisation.

The iconic brand “Chow Tai Fook” of the Group has been widely recognised for its trustworthiness and authenticity, and renowned for product design, quality and value. The acquisition of Hearts On Fire, an internationally acclaimed U.S. luxury diamond brand, in August 2014 has further underpinned the Group’s stature as a diamond expert in the industry.

The Group boasts an extensive retail network comprising over 2,300 Chow Tai Fook and Hearts On Fire stores spanning more than 500 cities in Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and the United States, as well as a strong and fast growing e-tail network through operating its Chow Tai Fook e-Shops and various e-tail accounts on other online shopping platforms.

The Group’s sophisticated vertically integrated business model provides it with an effective and tight control over the entire operation chain from raw material procurement, design, production, to marketing and sales through its extensive POS and e-tail channels.

2.2 Gemfields plc (www.gemfields.co.uk)
Gemfields plc is a leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones and is quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (ticker: GEM) where it is a constituent of the AIM50 index.

Gemfields is the operator and 75% owner of both the Kagem emerald mine in Zambia and the Montepuez ruby deposit in Mozambique. In addition Gemfields also holds a 50% interest in the Kariba amethyst mine in Zambia, as well as controlling interests in various other gemstone mining and prospecting licenses in Zambia, Mozambique, Colombia, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Sri Lanka.

Gemfields’ outright ownership of the Fabergé brand — an iconic and prestigious brand of exceptional heritage — enables Gemfields to optimise positioning, perception and consumer awareness of coloured gemstones, advancing the Company’s “mine and market” vision.

Gemfields has developed a proprietary grading system and a pioneering auction and trading platform to provide a consistent supply of quality coloured gemstones to the global downstream markets. This is a key component of the Company’s business model which the Directors believe has played an important role in the appropriate distribution and associated resurgence of the global coloured gemstone sector.

2.3 Rio Tinto Diamonds (www.riotinto.com/diamondsandminerals)
Rio Tinto Diamonds is one of the world’s leading diamond producers and operates a globally integrated mine-to-market diamond business. For over three decades, the company has been an important participant in the international diamond market with two world-class underground diamond mines in Australia (Argyle) and Canada (Diavik).

Rio Tinto’s diamond sales and marketing activities, headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, are supported by a network of representative offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai and New York.

Rio Tinto believes in supporting consumer confidence in its diamonds and plays an active role in addressing key industry issues surrounding product integrity and sustainable development. It is a leading supporter of the Kimberley Process, as well as a founding member of the Responsible Jewellery Council and the Diamond Producers Association.

3. About the Honoured Partners

3.1 Diarough Group (www.diarough.com)
Diarough Group was established in Antwerp in 1975 and owns diamond polishing factories in China, India, Thailand and Botswana, with a network of sales offices around the world. Diarough is known among the most professional and respected names in the international diamond industry.

Diarough believes in building and nurturing long-term business relationships based on mutual trust, finding solutions to business and marketing problems, creating marketable opportunities through innovative products and providing excellent client services.

Its jewellery manufacturing unit Uni-Design has produced many award-winning jewellery pieces, which have been proudly worn by celebrities on the red carpet over the years.

The Group employs over 3,500 people and is engaged in a wide range of diamond business activities like rough trading, cutting, polishing, jewellery manufacturing and marketing to retailers, chain stores, global brands and private labels worldwide. Diarough employs advanced technology and modern work speed with traditional ethical business practices upon which the Company was founded.

3.2 Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (www.israelidiamond.co.il)
The Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) is a non-profit, public interest company representing all institutions involved in the Israeli Diamond Industry. Israel is one of the world’s leading diamond centres and IDI works to enhance Israel’s position as a major trading and manufacturing hub.

IDI works to benefit Israel’s diamond industry in a variety of areas including: marketing and PR, technological innovation, encouraging local manufacturing, training, and security consulting. IDI seeks out new markets for Israeli diamonds and develops existing ones. As part of this effort, IDI organises industry participation in major trade fairs around the world, establishing Israeli Diamond Pavilions and sponsoring events at these shows.

IDI operates a representative office in Hong Kong, which fosters trade relations with Asian markets.

3.3 Shanghai Diamond Exchange (www.cnsde.com)
Authorised by the State Council, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE) is the only diamond exchange in China and provides diamond dealers a fair and safe transaction venue under close supervision. It also enjoys a favourable taxation policy and is operated in accordance with international best practices of the diamond industry.

Established in 2000, the SDE is a non-profit, self-regulating membership organisation and a member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses.

3.4 The Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange
Founded in February 2016, the Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is one of two provincial jewellery trading platforms authorised by the People’s Government of Guangdong Province.

Aggregating resources from key industrial hubs across Guangdong including Guangzhou, Pingzhou of Foshan, Yangmei of Jieyang and Sihui of Zhaoqing, the Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange joins hands with world-renowned jewellery brands in setting up an international supply chain integrated service platform that offers a secure and convenient trading experience for domestic and overseas jewellers.

The Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is set to benefit China’s jewellery industry in a variety of areas, such as the promotion of a healthier and more balanced international division of labour, foreign trade development, cross-border resource management and consumer market growth. As part of this effort, it will take full advantage of the base and influence of Guangdong’s jewellery industry and the benefits stemming from the Belt and Road Initiative to establish linkages with national and global gemstone and jewellery markets.

3.5 The Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (www.gdland.com.hk)

The Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND), with its headquarters in Hong Kong, is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and is a subsidiary of GDH Limited, which is Guangdong Province’s largest conglomerate operating outside Mainland China.

The principal business of GDLAND is property development and investment, including but not limited to the development and operational management of the innovative commercial real estate, urban complex and industrial business complex. As the strategic arm of GDH Limited, GDLAND engages in the business development of commercial real estate, as well as the projects of urban and industrial complex.

GDLAND’s flagship project, namely the “Buxin Project”, is planned to become the biggest and most advanced jewellery mart in the world, including a large-scale jewellery trading and exhibition centre along with other facilities, with a lot size of over 87,000 square metres and the construction scale (floor area) is expected to be more than 700,000 square metres. The Buxin Project, which is located in the Buxin area of Luohu district in Central Shenzhen, close to the Shuibei Gold and Jewellery Base, is expected to develop the area into one of the most influential gold and jewellery trading and exchange platforms in China and around the world.

4. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

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 a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 30 offices and 1,300 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 20 market sectors with 230 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions and high-level professional conferences, 23 targeted trade publications, 20 round-the-clock online products for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise 90 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 40 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai organise 40 exhibitions and conferences every year across the country.

JNA Awards
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Source: JNA
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October 18, 2016 at 4:44 pm

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Mr. Toshiaki Egashira Wins Lifetime Achievement Award At 20th Asia Insurance Industry Awards

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MACAU /PRNewswire/ — Asia’s insurance industry celebrated its creme de la creme at a gala dinner held in Macau last night, honouring a total of 15 winners. The 20th Asia Insurance Industry Awards celebrated the achievements of outstanding industry leaders in various categories. Paying tribute to individuals who have made the most outstanding long-term contribution to the insurance industry in Asia, the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Mr. Toshiaki Egashira, Senior Advisor to the Board of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited.

Mr Toshiaki Egashira
Mr Toshiaki Egashira

Mr Toshiaki Egashira accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award
Mr Toshiaki Egashira accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award
A bold and inspiring leader, Mr. Egashira was entrusted with leading Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance “MSI” (a core non-life insurance entity of MS&AD) in April 2006. With three decades of credentials in underwriting, marketing and corporate strategy, Mr. Egashira took on one of the biggest challenges in his career — transforming a domestic-centric MSI into a global insurance powerhouse by implementing fundamental reforms that reshaped the Group’s corporate culture.

Mr. Egashira was hailed as the architect of change and expansion and spearheaded successive improvement plans targeted to raise the quality of insurance offered by MSI, and by doing so, earned the trust and support of customers. His aspiration and expectation for MSI was, “to become a company that puts the customers’ viewpoints first.” Today, the Mitsui Sumitomo brand is synonymous with “quality” and “trustworthiness” in Japan and around the region.

The first Japanese to win this esteemed award, Mr. Egashira, with an illustrious career of over 40 years, addressed the crowd with great humility, “This award has been earned not just by me but also through the efforts of all the management and staff, as well as business partners and friends, of the Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, with whom I have had the privilege to work with during my more than 40 years in the industry.” He continued, “It is essential that we realise no matter where we are in this industry, that we should always think of ways to go that extra mile — ‘To Go Above and Beyond’ as we say at MSIG — in terms of service excellence to help our customers as well as in contributing to the wider society.”

In his closing remarks, Mr. Egashira commented, “This industry is all about heart, and I wish to see it continue to positively touch the lives of many.”

With 395 entries for the awards and a judging panel of 30 international business leaders and regulators from the insurance industry, the annual Asia Insurance Industry Awards are the foremost awards of their kind in the region. It has been hosted since 1997 by Asia Insurance Review, the leading journal and strategic partner in the region’s insurance industry.

MS&AD Insurance Group (“MS&AD”)

Awarded “General Insurance Company of the Year” by the Asia Insurance Review in 2011, MS&AD was formed in April 2010 from the business integration of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group Holdings, Inc., Aioi Insurance Co. Ltd., and Nissay Dowa General Insurance Co., Ltd. Today MS&AD is one of the largest general insurance groups in the world with presence in over 46 countries and regions, 16 of which are in Asia and Oceania. Based in Japan, MS&AD is active in five business domains, namely domestic (Japanese) non-life insurance, domestic (Japanese) life insurance, overseas business, financial services business and risk-related business.

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About MSIG

For over 100 years, MSIG has been Asia’s leading general insurance provider. Today, with representation in every ASEAN country, MSIG continues to grow in strength and reach. With its wealth of experience and commitment to Asia, MSIG leverages on its multi-channel distribution, strong partnerships with intermediaries and extensive geographical network to offer a wide range of insurance solutions across personal and commercial lines.

Combining global and local best practices, MSIG’s 4,500 employees across the region strive to make a significant impact to the business and lifestyle of its customers. MSIG is a member of MS&AD and one of the Group’s subsidiaries, MSIG Singapore, was named the “Insurer Claims Team of the Year” at the 2016 Claims Award Asia-Pacific 2016, and MSIG Malaysia also achieved a milestone when it was awarded “General Insurer of the Year” at the 2015 Asia Insurance Industry Awards.

MSIG has also received the “Corporate Social Responsibility Award” at the 2009 Asia Insurance Industry Awards which recognised the company’s social responsibility efforts in giving back to the local community.

Located in Singapore, MSIG Holdings (Asia) Pte. Ltd. (“MSIG Asia”) is the regional holding company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited within the wider MS&AD Insurance Group. MSIG Asia is helmed by Chairman, Mr. Isao Nojo, and Regional Chief Executive Officer, Mr Alan Wilson.

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Source: MSIG

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October 18, 2016 at 3:46 pm

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Rising Media and 3DR Holdings Announce New Speakers, Including Thompson Reuters and Samsung Electronics for Inside Fintech Seoul, in Association with KINTEX

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SEOUL, South Korea/PRNewswire/ — Rising Media, Inc. and 3DR Holdings announced new speakers and exhibitors for the Inside Fintech Conference & Expo launch event in Seoul, South Korea, in association with the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX).

Inside Fintech is a new global conference series dedicated to accelerating innovation in the global financial ecosystem. The conference program will feature 30+ speakers from major financial institutions and fintech startups, including confirmed speakers from Thomson Reuters, Samsung Electronics, and more.

Avril Parkin, Director, Client Technology North Asia, Thomson Reuters will be sharing her insights on distributed ledgers and how companies can harness their private data. Joonwoo Kim, Deputy Director, Samsung Electronics will discuss the future of Samsung Pay and its role in the mobile payment and digital wallet space.

In addition to Thomson Reuters, the confirmed speaker lineup includes Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com, and individuals from Genesis Mining, LC Company, Coinplug, Korea University, Bluepan Inc., and more.

Confirmed Session Topics for Inside Fintech Seoul include:

Alipay, WeChat, and UnionPay Overseas
Where Does the Blockchain Fit into the Future of Finance
China Disrupted: Lessons from the World’s Largest Fintech Market
The Future of Samsung
Innovation vs. Regulation: Fintech’s Evolving Global Regulatory Landscape
Prices for Inside Fintech Seoul increase on-site, so register in advance to save. For more information and to register, visit insidefintechconference.com/seoul.

Rising Media and 3DR Holdings also announced the first five sponsors and exhibitors confirmed for the event, including Diamond Sponsor LC COMPANY; Silver Sponsors Bluepan and Genesis Mining; and Exhibitors Australian Embassy (Austrade) and Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK).

If your company is interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Inside Fintech Seoul or an upcoming event, please contact sponsorship@risingmedia.com. For inquiries in Asia, contact crowen@risingmedia.com.

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

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

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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October 18, 2016 at 3:41 pm

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Astana Continental Team’s cyclist Stanlov Nikitam wins 2016 Maritime Silk Road Ring of Quanzhou Bay Road Cycling Race

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-Cycling event in China’s historic coastal city comes to successful conclusion with Chinese taking “best climber” and Colombian taking “best sprinter” awards
QUANZHOU, China /PRNewswire/ — The three-day 2016 Maritime Silk Road Ring of Quanzhou Bay International Road Cycling Race came to a successful conclusion in Quanzhou, a coastal city in southeast Fujian province, China, on October 16, 2016. Stalnov Nikitam, a professional cyclist from the Astana Continental Team, won the race and sported the yellow jersey. Wang Xin from the Hysport Look Continental Team clinched the “Best Climber” title. Mauricio Ortega, riding for RTS – Monton Racing, was awarded the “Best Sprinter” title. The Astana Continental Team won the race as a professional cycling team.

The participating cyclists ride across the starting line after the blast of the starting gun
The participating cyclists ride across the starting line after the blast of the starting gun
As the sole top international competition around the world that is meant to celebrate the Maritime Silk Road culture and the highest-level single sports event that has ever been held in Quanzhou, the three-day, 337-kilometer, event was divided into three stages, with the first following a course through environmentally protected areas, the second following a route around Quanzhou Bay and the third following a route around the city of Quanzhou.

In addition to the professional hobbyists in the race, nearly 10,000 riding hobbyists participated in the second stage of the race, on October 15, 2016, and were able to experience the thrill that the professionals feel when they join such a competition. The hobbyists were led by Gong Jinjie, the first Chinese cyclist to win an Olympic gold medal, and Xu Zhihua, CEO of Peak Sport Products.

Gong Jinjie said, “By leading this ride, I have gotten a new understanding of Quanzhou, a Chinese city which has been crowned an ‘East Asia Cultural City’ and where the Maritime Silk Road starts. With plenty of historic sites , the ancient city is set to become a paradise for riding fans.”

This year’s race was managed by Peak Sport, a Chinese company focusing on the production of sporting goods. The company, by taking on the management role for the competition, see its participation as a critical step towards the company’s transformation from a sports product manufacturer into a full-fledged sports industry group.

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October 18, 2016 at 11:49 am

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