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NeuroVive to Present at the 9th Annual Biotech Showcase Conference

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LUND, Sweden /PRNewswire/ — NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: NVP, OTCQX: NEVPF), the mitochondrial medicine company, today announces that the company is scheduled to present the 9th Annual Biotech Showcase Conference held January 9-11, 2017 in San Francisco, U.S. During the presentation, an update regarding NeuroVive’s research and development programs will be provided.

The presentation will include the company’s two orphan drug projects, NeuroSTAT® in clinical phase II for the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the discovery project NVP015 targeting genetic mitochondrial diseases. Also, the preclinical out-licensing projects related to the large NASH indication, NV556 and NVP022, will be presented.

The presentation will take place on January 10, at 5:00 p.m. PST / Jan 11 2:00 a.m. CET. The audio and slide presentation will be webcasted live and can be accessed via the NeuroVive web site. To access the live and replay presentations please go to .

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 having expertise in 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 U.S. The R&D portfolio consists of several late stage research programs in areas ranging from genetic mitochondrial disorders to neurological 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 U.S (OTC: NEVPF).

For investor relations and media questions, please contact:

Cecilia Hofvander,
Tel: +46 (0)46 275 62 21

Charles Athle Nelson,
NeuroVive US representative,
Tel +1 212 961 6277

NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ)
Medicon Village, SE-223 81 Lund, Sweden
Tel: +46 (0)46 275 62 20 (switchboard)

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 3, 2017.


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January 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm

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Specialised Operators Discover Growth Opportunties by Unbundling Traditional Logistics Supply Chains

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-Innovative start-ups are leveraging new business models to displace established participants, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation team

LONDON  /PRNewswire/ — Increasing technology integration is reshaping logistics. By 2025, value capture and creation will steer the industry as innovative start-ups unbundle the existing logistics supply chain, focusing on certain aspects of it and breaking down the value chain. Using novel business models that are app- or marketplace-based with online brokerage services and aggregated end-to-end visibility across the supply chain, these firms will displace some of the more established market participants.

Specialised Operators Discover Growth Opportunties by Unbundling Traditional Logistics Supply Chains - Innovative start-ups are leveraging new business models to displace established participants, finds Frost & Sullivan's Visionary Innovation team
Specialised Operators Discover Growth Opportunties by Unbundling Traditional Logistics Supply Chains – Innovative start-ups are leveraging new business models to displace established participants, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation team

“The supply chain market is becoming more complex in a time-constrained environment as speed of delivery and user experience emerge as critical factors,” noted Frost & Sullivan Visionary Innovation Group Senior Research Analyst Vijay Natarajan. “In fact, instant and same-day delivery solutions are now key service differentiators. Firms must rethink their strategies and devise more agile models that leverage economies of scale and still meet consumer demands.”

Future of Logistics is part of Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation (Mega Trends) Growth Partnership Service program, which examines the Mega Trends shaping the world, highlighting macro-to-micro implications on business and society. This analysis explores the impact of technological intrusion on logistics. It clusters emerging market scenarios by technology, business and market, covering innovations, new business models, and emerging routes and regions that are expected to create a multitude of opportunities.

Click here ( for complimentary access to more information on this analysis and to register for a Growth Strategy Dialogue, a free interactive briefing with Frost & Sullivan’s thought leaders or email Jana Schoeneborn at

Technology and convergence are creating on-demand, real-time and last-mile delivery solutions. Major disruption will include:

  • A new era of freight brokerage services controlled using smart devices
  • Integration of Internet of Things (IoT), low-cost sensors, wearables, and cognitive tools, resulting in the sensorisation of the supply chain
  • Appification to create new service interfaces in logistics; mobile transportation management systems (TMS) and warehouse systems will be created through web service application program interfaces (APIs) and cloud computing
  • Autonomous systems such as driverless trucks and drone deliveries, and robotics warehouses that leverage human robotic collaboration and augmented reality to enable hands-free/vision picking technology
  • Big Data or Data 2.0 to support anticipatory delivery using predictive analytics

“Firms must now look at which part of the logistics stack they can address to potentially create value for end users by aggregating and offering current services through more efficient means,” noted Natrajan. “Eventually, technologies such as Blockchain will transform the industry, creating a single ledger for all logistics participants with automated agreements, payments and contracts at every stage, thereby substantially reducing payment costs and widening customer reach.”

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion

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January 4, 2017 at 4:03 pm

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World Food Travel Association Announces 2017 FoodTrekking Awards

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For excellence in food and beverage tourism

PORTLAND, Oregon /PRNewswire/ — The World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, announced today that the 2017 FoodTrekking Awards for excellence in food and beverage tourism are now open. Rather than another Top 10 or best restaurants list, the FoodTrekking Awards are unique in that they fill a void of recognition of experience excellence in 13 categories within the food and beverage tourism industry. Food and beverage is the fastest-growing sector of travel, which itself is one of the world’s largest and most economically significant industries.

2017 FoodTrekking Awards
2017 FoodTrekking Awards


The number of categories being recognized has grown from only 5 in 2016 to 13 categories in 2017, as follows:

  1. Best Foodie Destination Experience
  2. Best Food/Beverage Tour Operations (Land)
  3. Best Food/Beverage Tour Operations (Water)
  4. Best Beer Experience
  5. Best Foodservice Experience for Visitors
  6. Best Lodging Experience
  7. Best Food/Beverage/Travel Media Professional
  8. Best Wine Experience
  9. Best Food/Beverage/Travel Blogger
  10. Best Farms & Farmers’ Market Experience
  11. Best Retail & Grocery Experience
  12. Best Cooking/Beverage Class/School
  13. Best Food & Beverage Event Experience

Businesses and organizations interested in applying can do so on the Awards website at Applications are being accepted between January 1 and February 28, 2017, when the application process will close.


Ten experts in their specific fields will serve as judges for the 2017 Awards, as follows:

  1. Panna Balazsy (Hungary), Owner, Globalist Kitchen
  2. Andre Morgenthal (South Africa), former Communications Manager, Wines of South Africa
  3. Roberta Garibaldi (Italy), food and wine tourism consultant and coordinator of East Lombardy – European Region of Gastronomy 2017
  4. Livio Colapinto (Italy), Owner, Zest of Italy
  5. Katarzyna Janiszewska (Poland), Founder,
  6. Armando Cristofori (Australia), member, La Chaîne de Rôtisseurs
  7. Udi Goldschmidt (Israel), culinary tourism consultant to Israel’s tourism industry
  8. Brian F Lorge (USA), CCTP, HAAC (USA), Chairman, Certified Ambassador World Food Travel Association; Exec. Dir., American Culinary Federation (MCCA); Fellow, American Academy of Chefs & Les Amis d’Escoffier; Industry Consultant
  9. Lawrence Acosta (USA), Owner, Grub Crawl
  10. Sanjeev Shenoy (India), Mystery Shopper, HS Brands International and Owner, Trip on Food

Each judge reviews two different applicants according to established criteria in a confidential review process. In the event of a tie, a third judge will review each of the tied applications. A grand prize and a runner-up are selected for each category. A small application fee charged to each applicant helps to offset the cost of managing the awards.


The winners of the 2017 FoodTrekking Awards will be recognized at a special ceremony at the conclusion of FoodTrekking World, the world’s largest food and beverage tourism convention for the trade, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Portland, Oregon, USA. Award applicants are encouraged to attend FoodTrekking World, but are not required to do so to enter or win.


The first year the awards were held was 2016. For a list of past winners, visit


The World Food Travel Association (WFTA) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) and is recognized as the world’s leading authority on food tourism. Its mission is to drive economic development for the food, drink, travel and hospitality trade. The Association was founded in 2003 by its Executive Director Erik Wolf and today brings innovative food tourism solutions and thought leadership to 48,000+ industry professionals in 139 countries. Learn more at


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Media Contact: Erik Wolf, Executive Director, World Food Travel Association
(+1) 503-213-3700 (GMT-8)

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January 4, 2017 at 3:42 pm

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Pacific Mutual Pays RM18.6 Million to Investors

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PETALING JAYA, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — In a statement today, Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd, an investment management company under the OCBC Group, with internal resources to manage both local and global investments for its clients, has announced income distributions amounting to RM18.6 million to investors of the following funds:

Pacific AsiaPac Income Fund:

2.00 sen per unit

Pacific Dividend Fund:

5.00 sen per unit

Pacific Cash Fund:

0.40 sen per unit (quarterly distribution)

Pacific Islamic Cash Fund:  

1.00 sen per unit (quarterly distribution)

Pacific Emerging Market Bond Fund:

0.96 sen per unit (quarterly distribution)

Pacific Cash Deposit Fund:

0.70 sen per unit (quarterly distribution)


Teh Chi-cheun, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd
Teh Chi-cheun, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd

2017 marks the beginning of Pacific Mutual’s 23rd year in operations in Malaysia. In two years the company will be celebrating its quarter century presence in Malaysia.

According to the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Teh Chi-cheun, “Being able to reach a quarter century old in this industry takes a great deal of effort and business acumen from both management and staff. We must recognise opportunities fast and grab it. On top of that, we are also very grateful to all our investors who have continuously supported and trusted us all these years.”

“In investment management, it is important that we must manage risks as much as we manage returns. Achieving high investment returns is every investor’s goal, but as responsible fund managers, we must not subject our investors to unnecessary risks. This is one reason why many investors have stayed with Pacific Mutual from the first year it started operations in Malaysia,” added Chi-cheun.

Throughout its more than two decades presence in Malaysia, Pacific Mutual has achieved many firsts. The company was one of the first few unit trust management companies who manage global (offshore) funds internally by its investment team operating in Malaysia. Going forward, Pacific Mutual will continue with its product innovativeness and at the same time managing risks and returns prudently for its investors.

To ensure the company starts its second quarter century presence in Malaysia with a strong and sound foundation, Pacific Mutual aims to double its total asset under management (AUM) by the end of 2017, to close to RM3 billion.

The company is a member of the OCBC group, and is a subsidiary of the Group’s asset management arm, Lion Global Investors Limited (formerly known as Lion Capital Management Limited). Pacific Mutual receives investment advisory support from the vastly diversified investment team of Lion Global Investors Limited, who is one of the largest asset managers in Southeast Asia, with USD31.2 billion assets under management (as at 30 September 2016).

PACIFIC MUTUAL FUND BHD is a subsidiary of Lion Global Investors Limited (formerly known as Lion Capital Management Limited), a company incorporated in Singapore since 1986. Both companies are members of the OCBC Group. As at the end of 2016, Pacific Mutual manages RM1.40 billion on behalf of its unit trust investors and private mandate clients. For more information, kindly log on to


Cindy Thean, +603-7725-9877 ext.226,
Geraldine Choong, +603-7725-9877 ext.227,

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January 4, 2017 at 3:29 pm

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Philippines International Beauty Trade Show Pioneer is Back at philbeauty 2017

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-philbeauty will recreate the phenomenon, and even better at philbeauty 2017

MANILA, Philippines /PRNewswire/ — philbeauty, the pioneer and the only international beauty trade show in the Philippines, is back for its third year in 2017. The iconic event will be held from Wednesday to Friday, 31 May to 2 June 2017 at the SMX Convention Centre in Pasay City, Manila and expects to host more than 200 key leading exhibitors from across countries and regions, including mainland China, Japan, India, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Malaysia. The three-day exhibition is expected to attract over 200 leading local and international exhibiting companies and more than 6000 local and international trade visitors.

Bridging The Gap -- philbeauty, the professional beauty trade fair that provides a major contribution to the growing beauty industry in the Philippines.
Bridging The Gap — philbeauty, the professional beauty trade fair that provides a major contribution to the growing beauty industry in the Philippines.



Bridging The Gap — philbeauty, the professional beauty trade fair that provides a major contribution to the growing beauty industry in the Philippines.

philbeauty 2017 will not only be packed with a variety of beauty products, services and technological solutions, but will also feature a business matchmaking programme, a series of workshops, knowledge seminars, international beauty conference and networking opportunities that will provide crucial insights into future scientific advances, emerging trends and regulations, and most importantly, to create new business opportunities.

The Rising Beauty Industry in the Philippines

Referring to Trade Map from International Trade Centre, the value of imported beauty or make-up preparations for the care of the skin in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 increased by 13% and 19%, respectively, and in 2015 it was valued at 96,458,000 USD.

The Philippine economy grew an annual 6.3% in the December 2015, accelerating from an upwardly revised 6.1% expansion in the previous three months and above market consensus. It is the highest growth since the fourth quarter of last year, as all sectors of economy showed an expansion at a fast rate, whilst government expenditure remained robust.

“From various data sources and consultations, our final bills will amend the National Internal Revenue Code and further qualified the term ‘toilet waters’ so as to include only those with content of more than 3%, consistence with the legal definition of ‘toilet waters’ set by the Revenue Regulation Section 884. We hope that through this bills, we will be able to exempt the product with essential oil content of less than 3% from the 20% excise tax and to provide the industry with stable and thriving environment to flourish and compete in the Asia region. I believe that the beauty and cosmetics industry has the most potential market growth in the country.” says Mr Mark Villar, former Congressman, current Secretary of Public Works and Highways and during his speech at philbeauty 2015 opening ceremony.

Surveys conducted amongst exhibitors and visitors in the last edition indicated an optimistic response.

On the exhibitor side, a whopping 96% of respondents rated the show successful, whilst 82% noted their expectations were met or exceeded.

Admission is free. If you wish to visit philbeauty 2017, kindly log-on to for online pre-registration.

For more information about how to exhibit, please contact our Project Manager, Ms Fay Ong at

For publicity, sponsorship and media partnership, please contact our Marketing Executive, Ms Farkhana Ali at

For general enquiry, administration and payment, please contact our Project Executive, Ms Viki Sambasivam at

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About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 20 market sectors with 230 exhibitions and conferences, 23 trade publications, 20 online products for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

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January 4, 2017 at 3:09 pm

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