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Enterprise, National and Alamo Expanding Into the Countries of Armenia and Georgia

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-Franchise Partnership With TravelCar Brings all Three Car Rental Brands to the Caucasus

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Enterprise Holdings Inc. — the world’s largest car rental company — today announced its entrance into Armenia with new franchise partner TravelCar, as well as the partnership’s intention to soon operate in the nearby country of Georgia.

In the coming months, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands will be available to customers in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, which also serves the country’s main international airport. TravelCar is an Armenian-based car rental business with a strong reputation for delivering exceptional customer service throughout the region. During the next 12 months, additional locations will be opened in Armenia, as well as ones in the neighboring country of Georgia to serve its capital, Tbilisi, and principal airport.

“Enterprise and TravelCar are well aligned in that they are both committed to the highest standards of customer service,” said Arsen Sukiasyan, General Manager and Co-Founder, TravelCar. “Both organizations are driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, and we look forward to continuing that same tradition of excellence as we grow throughout Armenia and Georgia.”

The franchise partnership with TravelCar is part of Enterprise’s wider strategy to build a robust network of transportation services that deliver value, choice and outstanding customer service to business and leisure travelers around the globe.

“Our growth in Europe and the Middle East is a reflection of the global reputation and strength of our brands,” said Peter A. Smith, Vice President of Global Franchising at Enterprise Holdings. “This partnership in Armenia and Georgia is the latest example of our efforts to ensure our loyal leisure and corporate customers can enjoy the high quality customer service they have come to expect from Enterprise, National and Alamo no matter where they are traveling in the world.”

During the last five years, Enterprise Holdings has rapidly expanded the presence of its three car rental brands in Europe and the Middle East. In the beginning of 2012, Enterprise operated in just three European countries — the UK, Ireland and Germany. Today, it is available in more than 40 countries throughout Europe and the Middle East.

Enterprise Holdings currently operates in more than 85 countries and territories worldwide.

For more information about Enterprise Holdings, visit

About Enterprise Holdings
Enterprise Holdings — through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises — operates the Enterprise Rent-A-CarNational Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands at more than 9,600 fully staffed neighborhood and airport locations. The company and its affiliate, Enterprise Fleet Management, together offer a total transportation solution, including extensive car rental and car-sharing services, truck rental, corporate fleet management and retail car sales. Combined, these businesses accounted for more than $20.9 billion in revenue and owned nearly 1.9 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal year 2016. Enterprise Holdings’ regional subsidiaries and Enterprise Fleet Management currently employ more than 97,000 worldwide.

In total, the annual revenues of Enterprise Holdings and Enterprise Fleet Management rank near the top of the travel industry, ahead of many airlines and most cruise lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies. Enterprise Holdings currently is ranked as one of America’s Largest Private Companies. In addition, among all North American car rental companies, it has the lowest leverage ratio and is the only one with an investment-grade rating. Furthermore, if it were publicly traded, Enterprise Holdings would rank on Fortune’s list of the 500 largest American public companies. In addition, Enterprise Holdings not only accounts for the largest airport market share in the U.S., but its domestic rental fleet also is one of the newest in the industry. The company’s affiliate, Enterprise Fleet Management, provides full-service fleet management to companies, government agencies and organizations operating medium-sized fleets of 20 or more vehicles, as well as those seeking an alternative to employee reimbursement programs. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShareEnterprise RideshareEnterprise Car SalesEnterprise Truck RentalExotic Car Collection by EnterpriseZimride by Enterprise and Enterprise Flex-E-Rent.

This press release and car rental industry news are available in the Enterprise Holdings Press Room. The Enterprise Holdings Press Room also includes Fact Sheets for car rental brands and business divisions as well as awards and other reports.

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January 27, 2017 at 12:18 pm

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NeuroVive Redirects Research Resources From Asian Subsidiary to Parent

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Lund, Sweden /PRNewswire/ —

NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: NVP, OTCQX: NEVPF), the mitochondrial medicine company, today announced that its Taiwan-based subsidiary’s research resources and activities will be redirected to the parent company NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB. At a NeuroVive Pharmaceutical Asia, Inc. shareholders’ meeting today, an agreement was approved in which the continued operations in the Taiwan subsidiary will be sold to the current Taiwanese shareholders.

Under the agreement, NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB will receive approximately 5 million SEK before transaction costs. In addition, NeuroVive and its collaboration partner Foundation Asia Pacific Ltd. will reacquire the Hong Kong based subsidiary, NeuroVive Pharmaceutical Asia Ltd., which holds the Asian territorial licensing rights for NeuroSTAT and the agreements with the Chinese company Sihuan Pharmaceutical and Sanofi Korea. The Hong Kong company will be owned by NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (approx. 82.5%) and Foundation Asia Pacific Ltd. (approx. 17.5%). On closing, other assets previously licensed to the NeuroVive Asia group will be returned to NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB.

In line with the company’s recently implemented dual business model, with both an increased focus on early projects for large specialist indications for out-licensing at the preclinical stage and proprietary clinical development of orphan disease projects, resources in the Taiwan-based subsidiary will now be redirected and concentrated to R&D activities in the parent company NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB.

“This decision is completely in line with the new corporate strategy and will enable us to further focus on developing the company’s project portfolio by releasing resources to progress the early R&D projects as efficiently and effectively as possible”, said Erik Kinnman, CEO at NeuroVive. “We want to thank our colleagues in Taiwan for a good collaborative spirit in the work to date and in this process and wish them all the best in their future activities”, he added.

The subsidiary in Taiwan was established in 2014 to manage planned clinical operations locally in the region and to develop research projects under license from the parent company NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB and others.

About NeuroVive

NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB is a leader in mitochondrial medicine. The company is committed to the discovery and development of medicines that preserve mitochondrial integrity and function in areas of unmet medical need. The company’s strategy is to take drugs for rare diseases through clinical development and into the market. The strategy for projects within larger indications outside the core focus area is out-licensing in the preclinical phase. NeuroVive enhances the value of its projects in an organization that includes strong international partnerships and a network of mitochondrial research institutions, as well as expertise with capacities within drug development and production.

NeuroVive has a project in early clinical phase II development for the prevention of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (NeuroSTAT®). NeuroSTAT has orphan drug designation in Europe and in the US. The R&D portfolio consists of several late stage research programs in areas ranging from genetic mitochondrial disorders to cancer and metabolic diseases such as NASH.

NeuroVive is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden (ticker: NVP). The share is also traded on the OTCQX Best Market in the US (OTC: NEVPF).

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This information is information that NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08:30 a.m. CET on January 25, 2017.

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January 27, 2017 at 11:02 am

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Myanmar Eyes More Investment in Responsible Tourism, Promotes Best-kept Beach Destinations

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SINGAPORE and YANGON, Myanmar /PRNewswire/ — Riding on a surge of investment in its tourism sector, Myanmar is heightening calls for more responsible and sustainable investment and at the same time promoting its best-kept beach destinations.

“The timing couldn’t be more perfect to invest in Myanmar as it opens up to the world. We have fantastic tourism destinations that need to be served with world-class hotels and resorts, unique travel experiences, and better infrastructure,” said Myanmar Union Minister of Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung while attending the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2017 in Singapore, which ran from 16 to 20 January.

On the back of new investment regulations set to take effect this year, the Government of Myanmar is promising to make ways for privileged and preferential treatment of investors in the tourism sector. Just last month, the Myanmar Union Parliament approved a proposal for the country to participate in the establishment of a tourism coordination office in the Greater Mekong.

According to figures from the Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, foreign direct investment in Myanmar’s hotel and tourism projects has reached almost USD 3 billion in 2016. Singapore (USD 1.6 billion) is on the top of the list as the biggest investor, followed by Thailand (USD 445 million) and Vietnam (USD 440 million). As of November 2016, FDI in the tourism sector had generated 56 projects, compared with 48 projects in 2015 that totaled USD 2.6 billion.

During the ATF, an annual regional event aimed at promoting ASEAN as one tourist destination and to boost intra-ASEAN travel, Myanmar also made a bid for more tourists to come explore its less-traveled beach destinations, such as Ngapali, as well as Myeik and Dawei in the Mergui Archipelago.

Mergui Archipelago, located in the southernmost part of Myanmar, is also home to the Lampi Marine National Park, which protects a rich biodiversity with more than 50 terrestrial and marine endangered species.

Myanmar also boasts various natural and cultural attractions in less-traveled places in Kayin, Chin, Mon and Kayah states; in addition to well-known destinations such as Bagan, Inle Lake, Mandalay and Yangon.

“We invite travelers, from all around the world and especially our close neighbours here in Southeast Asia, to unravel the magic and mystery of Myanmar, experience our traditions and festivals, and the heartfelt hospitality of our people,” said Minister U Ohn Maung.

According to data from Myanmar Tourism Marketing, despite a drop in overall number of visitors on tourist visa, there has been a surge in the number of visitors from North America and Western Europe in 2016.

Asia remains the largest source market for Myanmar, representing well more than 65 percent of incoming visitors in 2016. Neighbouring Thailand tops the list with 17.25 percent of visitors, while other ASEAN members Singapore (4.21 percent) and Malaysia (3.51 percent) also rank relatively high.

Myanmar offers travelers excellent value for money. It’s a magical place of authentic, memorable and enriching experiences, as well as warm hospitality. It’s captivating, safe and beautiful. It’s the one place I’m proud to call my home,” said Myanmar Tourism Marketing Chairperson Daw May Myat Mon Win.

A part of the Myanmar Tourism Federation, MTM aims to promote Myanmar as a sustainable tourism destination that’s safe and readily accessible any time of the year.

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January 27, 2017 at 10:06 am

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香港 /美通社/ — 中國海洋石油有限公司(「公司」或「中海油」,香港聯交所股票代碼:00883,紐約交易所股票代碼:CEO,多倫多證劵交易所股票代碼:CNU)今天公布了2017年經營策略和發展計劃。



年內,公司預計將有5個新項目投產。其中,中國海域的蓬萊19-9綜合調整、恩平23-1油田群已投產,潿洲12-2二期項目、印度尼西亞的 BD 氣田和加拿大的 Hangingstone 項目將於年內按計劃投產。目前,共有近20個在建項目。







本新聞稿包含一九九五年《美國私人證券訴訟改革法案》(United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) 意義上的前瞻性聲明,包括關於預期未來事件、業務展望或財務結果的聲明。「預期」、「預計」、「繼續」、「估計」、「目標」、「持續」、「可能」、「將會」、「預測」、「應當」、「相信」、「計劃」、「旨在」等詞彙以及相似表達意在判定此類前瞻性聲明。這些聲明以公司根據其經驗以及對歷史發展趨勢、目前情況以及預期未來發展的理解,以及公司相信的其它合理因素所做出的假設和分析為基礎。然而,實際結果和發展是否能夠達到公司的預期和預測取決於一些可能導致實際業績、表現和財務狀況與公司的預期產生重大差異的風險和不確定因素,這些因素包括但不限於與原油和天然氣價格波動有關的因素、勘探或開發活動、資本支出要求、經營戰略、集團所進行的交易是否能按時及按既定條款完成或甚至不能完成、石油和天然氣行業高競爭性的本質、海外經營狀況、環境責任和合規要求,以及中華人民共和國的經濟和政治條件。對於這些及其他風險和不確定因素的描述,請參看公司不時向美國證券交易委員會遞交的備案文件,包括公司於最近財年四月份備案的年度報告(20-F表格)。



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January 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

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Thailand’s Department of Industrial Promotion Launches “FDC Awards 2017” to Lure Fashion Designers Across AEC

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BANGKOK, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Department of Industrial Promotion, Ministry of Industry, Thailand, is pleased to announce the “Fashion Designer Creation Awards 2017” (FDC Awards 2017) in search of talented fashion designers in the AEC region. The competition offers over USD 12,500 in total prize money. The competition will be divided into three categories including apparels, leathers and shoes, jewelries and accessories. Winner and three runner ups in each of these categories will also receive a regional achievement certificate and a plaque. The winner will have an opportunity to undertake a fashion industry study tour overseas.

Fashion Designer Creation Awards 2017
Fashion Designer Creation Awards 2017

Now into its 3rd year, the Department of Industry Promotion is calling fashion designers throughout AEC to submit entries for the FDC Awards 2017. With a significant role in propelling Thai fashion industry forward, the department organizes the Awards as part of the Fashion Designer Creation campaign that aims to drive growth in the fashion industry. The FDC Awards aspires to enhance capabilities of fashion designers, entrepreneurs, professionals and students. Participants are encouraged to embrace local wisdom, technologies and innovations along with fashion trend in their designs, and take inspiration from ASEAN’s unique arts and culture to create captivating collections ranging from apparels, leathers and shoes to jewelries and accessories that cater to diverse tastes of ASEAN consumers, and set trends at the regional and international runway shows.

FDC Awards 2017 is organized by the Department of Industrial Promotion, Ministry of Industry, Thailand, in collaboration with the Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises Development.

Take your passion for fashion to the FDC Awards 2017 and be part of this driving force for fashion design creativity in the AEC. Registration opens now until 31 Jan 2017. To find out more and download the application, visit

For enquiries, please contact ; or Tel. +668 2450 2632

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January 26, 2017 at 4:13 pm

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Seven Out of 10 Consumers Globally Welcome Robo-Advice for Banking, Insurance and Retirement Services, According to Accenture

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JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — Seven in 10 consumers around the world would welcome robo-advisory services — computer-generated advice and services that are independent of a human advisor — for their banking, insurance and retirement planning, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Yet, a large number of consumers still want human interaction for their more complex needs, leaving firms challenged with blending a physical presence with an advanced digital user-experience, as they look to integrate robot and human services.

The global Distribution & Marketing Consumer research by Accenture, which includes a survey of nearly 33,000 consumers in 18 countries and regions, found that the vast majority are willing to receive exclusively robo-generated advice for certain banking and insurance products. Consumers are now open to robo-advice to help determine which bank account to open (71%), which insurance coverage to purchase (74%), and how to plan for retirement (68%). Nearly four out of five (78%) consumers said they would welcome robo-advice for traditional investing, where the technology first emerged.

Consumers also Expect First-Class Human Interaction

However, the study also found that nearly two-thirds of consumers still want human interaction in financial services, especially to deal with complaints (68%) and advice about complex products such as mortgages (61%).

Piercarlo Gera, senior managing director, Accenture Financial Services, said: “We found strong consumer demand exists today for robo-advice in all areas of financial services — banking, insurance and financial advice. While financial institutions may expect to benefit from internal cost reduction by providing customers with a ‘robo’ option, our research found that consumers also expect first-class human interaction.  Successful financial services firms will therefore need a phygital strategy that seamlessly integrates technology, branch networks and staff to provide a service that combines physical and digital capabilities and gives consumers a choice.”

Consumers indicated the main attractions for using robo-advice platforms is the prospect of faster (39%) and less expensive (31%) services, and because they think computers/artificial intelligence are more impartial and analytical than humans (26%).

The research found that the countries with the biggest appetite for robo-advice are in the emerging economies of Indonesia (92%), Thailand (90%), Brazil (86%) and Chile (84%) — all markets where it is already common to use a smartphone or other digital device as the primary vehicle for financial services interactions. Even in the countries with the lowest demand — Canada (56%), Germany (59%) and Australia (61%) — more than half of consumers surveyed said they are willing to use robo-advice.

Non-traditional Providers Hold Strong Appeal

The survey also found that consumers are willing to switch to non-traditional providers for financial services. Nearly one-third would switch to Google, Amazon or Facebook for banking services (31%), insurance services (29%) and financial advisory services (38%). For consumers aged 18 to 21 years old, the number willing to switch banking services to one of these companies only rises to 41%, indicating that many younger consumers see value in traditional financial institutions. Tech giants are not the only ones putting pressure on financial service firms; nearly the same percentage of global consumers would also consider switching to a supermarket or retailer for their banking (31%) and insurance (30%) services.

Alan McIntyre, senior managing director, head of Accenture Banking, said: “Consumers expect nearly all of their transactions to be on par with the service they receive from GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple) companies, which poses a challenge for banks in particular. Banks need to create branches that provide an advanced digital experience combined with convenient locations, while also developing an online digital experience that can compete head on with the tech giants. The vast majority of today’s consumers view their bank relationships as entirely transactional; in order to gain customer loyalty, banks have to be more assertive in using technology to provide tailored, personalized offerings when, where and how customers want them.”


The survey found nearly 2/3 of consumers are interested in personalized insurance (64%) and banking (63%) advice based on their individual circumstances, and when asked about wealth management advice, that increases to 73%. Nearly half of consumers (48%) want banks to play a supporting role in the purchasing process for non-banking products, such as a house or new car or services related to those purchases (i.e. insurance products, assistance with the sale and/or closing process). Consumers indicated that banks could assist with these important decisions by sending helpful information based on consumer location data, price range and other personal preferences.

Data as Currency 

The survey also found that consumers are willing to share their data with financial services providers in exchange for benefits like less expensive and faster services. Globally, 67% would grant their bank access to more personal data, but 63% want more tailored advice and demand a priority service — such as expedited loan approvals — or a monetary benefit, such as more competitive pricing, in return for the information they share. More than half (57%) of consumers would grant their insurance provider access to personal data, but 64% want more tailored advice in exchange.

Three consumer personas

Accenture identified three distinct consumer personas from the research with specific characteristics around what they value most from their financial service providers, how they want to access services in the future, and how they would like to embrace digital innovation.

  • Nomads: Highly digitally active group, ready for a new model of delivery, represents 39% of consumers surveyed, but significantly more in less developed economies, such as Brazil where Nomads were more than 60%
  • Hunters: Searching for the best deal on price, represents 17% of consumers surveyed and tend to skew a little older
  • Quality Seekers: Looking for high quality, responsive service and data protection, represents 44% of consumers

in mid-2016, Accenture surveyed 32,715 respondents across 18 countries and regions including Asian countries: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Thailand. Respondents were consumers of banking, insurance and wealth management services; have a bank account and an insurance policy and used a finance advisor. Respondents covered multiple generations and income levels. Download full report:

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Accenture Indonesia

Nia Sarinastiti
Wisma 46 – Kota BNI – Lantai 18
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav.1, Jakarta 10220
Tel : +6221 574 6575

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January 26, 2017 at 2:45 pm

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Asia Agri-tech Expo & Forum Organized by UBM Asia will Make its Debut in Taiwan on 28th – 30th September 2017

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-The 1st international B2B trading platform for Taiwan’s agriculture industry

TAIPEI, Taiwan /PRNewswire/ — Taiwan’s first comprehensive agriculture technology exhibition, Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum 2017, will take place on 28th – 30th of September 2017 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. It is being co-organized by the “Council of Agriculture (COA), Executive Yuan of Taiwan government”, and UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch (UBM Taiwan).



Livestock Taiwan Expo & Forum
Livestock Taiwan Expo & Forum


Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum
Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum


Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum
Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum


Held concurrently with Livestock Taiwan Expo & Forum 2017 and Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum 2017, the event is positioned to be a one-stop comprehensive international B2B trading platform, showcasing innovative, eco-friendly and sustainability technology to help the industry to increase agriculture production yield, enhance international cooperation and explore overseas markets.

After many years of hard work effort, Taiwan has attained great achievements and gained a strong reputation in the field of agriculture technologies for agriculture, aquaculture and livestock breeding and cultivation. Many of the agricultural technicians working in multinational companies in Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam are from Taiwan. Against this background, UBM Taiwan received strong requests not only from within the Taiwan agriculture industry but also from foreign markets to hold an international, professional B2B agriculture event in Taiwan. Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum is therefore launched and UBM Taiwan is looking forward to working closely with “COA” on this exciting new project.

Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong presence in 24 major cities with 32 offices. Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum 2017 will be actively promoted by UBM’s offices in US, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippine, Indonesia, Vietnam in order to invite exhibiting companies and buyers from US, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippine, Laos, and India.

In addition to members of the “COA”, members of the Taiwan Environmental Manufactures Association, Taiwan Drinking Water Equipment Association, Taiwan Agriculture Machinery Manufacturers Association and Taiwan Veterinary Medicine & Health Industry Association will also participate in Asia Agri-tech Expo & Forum 2017.

Mr. Charles Gao, Chairman of the Taiwan Environmental Manufactures Association, commented: “Agriculture Circular Economy will be the new engine for future economic development. Agriculture Circular Economy not only helps to restructure Taiwan’s agriculture economy structure, but also to improve Taiwan’s agriculture production waste recycling. Taiwan promotes circular economy vigorously, for example, by increasing the wholesale price of biogas electricity and promoting the “Green Energy Pig” program. We are very happy that Taiwan will now have an international B2B agriculture trading platform to allow our members to cooperate with international leading circular economy leaders.”

Mr. Jack Tu, Secretary General of the Taiwan Agricultural Machinery Manufacturer’s Association, said: “Taiwan is well-known as an exporter of medium size cultivators, knapsack sprayers, lawn mowers, large size rice dryers, rice storage equipment, irrigation systems and drainage systems. Rice dryer equipment, medium size cultivators, sprayers and lawn mowers are especially competitive in the world market, so we look forward to having one international, professional agriculture industry show that can increase global exposure of Taiwan’s agriculture machinery and increase agriculture machinery exports.”

Asia Agri-tech Expo & Forum 2017 will be held at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, which can be conveniently reached by city bus and subway.

To book exhibition space or to get more information on the expo, please contact the organizer.

Press Release or media, please contact:
Ms. Sophia Lu
UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch
Tel: +886-2-2738 3898
Fax: +886-2-2738 4886

About UBM Asia Ltd.,  (
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia. 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. UBM provides 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. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with 70 events in this region.

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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January 26, 2017 at 11:55 am

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Trend Micro TippingPoint Named a Leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

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/PRNewswire/ — Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, this week announced it had been positioned as a leader in Gartner, Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS)[1]. Trend Micro (formerly listed as HPE) significantly improved its placement in both ‘completeness of vision’ and ‘ability to execute’ from previous years. Trend Micro believes placement of the TippingPoint Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) in the Leaders quadrant illustrates the positive progress made since acquiring TippingPoint in March 2016.

“Our acquisition of TippingPoint was designed to strategically advance the capabilities of our solutions to meet the needs of our customers faced with the growing complexity of protecting their enterprise networks,” said Kevin Simzer, executive vice president, sales, marketing and business development for Trend Micro. “We believe that being named a leader in the Magic Quadrant reflects the hard work we’ve done and our commitment and long-term vision for comprehensive network security.”

“We are committed to staying on the forefront of attack trends and anticipating our customers’ evolving network security requirements,” said Don Closser, vice president and general manager for Trend Micro TippingPoint. “Our teams came together over the past year to fully integrate Trend Micro Deep Discovery/Advanced Threat Protection with TippingPoint Next-Generation IPS. I believe this successful combination strengthened our overall product offering to solidify our Leader placement in this year’s Magic Quadrant.”

The TippingPoint NGIPS offers in-line comprehensive threat protection against advanced and evasive targeted attacks across data centers and distributed enterprise networks. It offers in-depth analysis of network traffic for comprehensive contextual awareness, visibility and agility necessary to keep pace with today’s dynamic threat landscape. Powered by security intelligence from TippingPoint Digital Vaccine® Labs (DVLabs) and the Zero Day Initiative vulnerability bounty program, the TippingPoint NGIPS provides accurate, preemptive threat prevention in real-time without affecting network performance.

“As a TippingPoint customer before the acquisition, we were impressed with Trend Micro’s leadership, command of product and customer support from the very beginning,” said Frank Bunton, chief information security officer for MedImpact Healthcare. “The company’s decades of cybersecurity solutions experience was evident by the clear vision they laid out to integrate the TippingPoint technology into their existing security infrastructure and to build a positive security posture across our business — on endpoints, servers and networks.”

To download the full Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems report, please visit For more information about Trend Micro TippingPoint solutions, go to

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks, and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With over 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their journey to the cloud.  For more information, visit

[1] Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, January 16, 2017, by Craig Lawson, Adam Hils and Claudio Neiva

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January 26, 2017 at 11:28 am

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Fashion Television Launches in Australia and New Zealand

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-Premiere Fashion Network expands in the Asia Pacific

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — Delivering fashion content from all over the world to audiences throughout Asia Pacific since 1999, Fashion Television is proud to announce the launch of its linear satellite channel in Australia and New Zealand. This allows audiences in the region to access its popular programming 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

London-based “Fashion Television International Limited” chose Optus D2 at orbital position 152.0E with a footprint covering Australia, New Zealand and remote islands including New Caledonia.

Fashion Television caters to fashionable and stylish audiences with content covering the very latest fashion, entertainment, lifestyle news and events. Delivering a strong portfolio of original programmes, Australian and New Zealand’s designers, stylists and models are also featured in the channel’s schedule.

“With Australia and New Zealand being one of the important destinations for lifestyle, fashion and travel, we have been covering content from regional events such as Melbourne Fashion Festival, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, Sydney Fashion Festival and more,” expresses Fashion Television’s Chief Operation Officer, Mr. Gleb Livshitz, “We are looking forward to more future collaborations with the local fashion and entertainment industry in the region to be featured on the channel for worldwide audiences.”

The channel will debut with fashion-packed reality competition series Design Genius Season 2 showcasing up and coming designers Jack Leeson from Melbourne and Australian-Vietnamese designer Tung Fu. Top Australian talent agency Vivien Models, who shares the spotlight with the fashion industry’s best, will be featured on Agencies Season 2.

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About Fashion Television International

Since its inception in 1985, Fashion Television is the leading fashion authority, having covered fashion events over more than 3 decades in more than 80 countries with leading style icons such as Donna Karan, Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein, Betsey Johnson, Naomi Campbell and the late Alexander McQueen. Fashion Television is operated in Canada directly by Bell Media, and continues to air outside Canada in many parts of Europe, Asia and the Americas operated by Fashion Television International.

Source: Fashion Television International Limited
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January 26, 2017 at 10:53 am

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Atos Secures a Five-Year Contract as Key IT Partner of the Western Australian State Government

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-Up to AUD $3.16 billion deal to be allocated to Atos and 2 other ICT suppliers over the next 10 years

PERTH, Australia /PRNewswire/ — Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, has secured a five-year contract, extendable for an additional five years, with the government of Western Australia (WA). This follows a stringent selection process in which 56 companies pitched to deliver on the ‘GovNext-ICT program’, a foundational element of the State’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) strategy launched in 2016. With this appointment, Atos is on track to achieve its ambition to bring world-class standards and business practices that will re-invent and transform citizen engagement in Western Australia.

Atos appointed one of 3 prime contractors by Western Australia government
Atos appointed one of 3 prime contractors by Western Australia government

As one of the three key ICT infrastructure service suppliers to the WA government under the five-year contract, Atos will provide Cloud Computing and Network and Communications services to this ‘whole-of-government’ initiative. At the same time Atos will help to transform ICT from an ‘own and operate’ model to a ‘consumption-based’ model delivering efficiencies, cost savings and improved service outcomes across the State to meet the growing demands of mobile and digitally savvy citizens.  Atos will draw on its global competencies, including its global alliances and key Australian partners to bring world-class experience and competence in enabling the State’s Digital journey.

Herbie Leung, CEO at Atos APAC said: “The Western Australian Government is leading the world in its approach to the consumption of technology at a lower cost, and it is exciting to see the government working as one to set up its future technological infrastructure to meet the growing demands of WA citizens.  Atos is thrilled to be part of this journey.”

Peter Robertson, Managing Director for Atos in Australia and New Zealand said: “We are pleased to have been selected by the Western Australian government to be a strategic IT partner to enable delivery of the Digital WA ICT Strategy. We are scaling up our local Perth Office to leverage local talent and partners to complement our global service model and we look forward to working with the State to deliver the many benefits which will flow to WA citizens.”

Western Australia’s Innovation Minister Bill Marmion said: “The appointment of Atos as one of three suppliers of ICT infrastructure to the Western Australian Government marks the beginning of an exciting new digital era for the public sector. The new arrangements will modernise technology across government and provide the technical platform for the State’s ICT Strategy Digital-WA. We look forward to working with Atos, and the two other suppliers, over the term of this contract.”

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital transformation with circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries and pro forma annual revenue of circa EU 12 billion. Serving a global client base, the Group is the European leader in Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Workplace and provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, the Group supports the digital transformation of its clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.

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January 25, 2017 at 10:35 am

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