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TUV Rheinland Thailand Boosts Service Offerings with Energy Efficiency Laboratory

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-Close to global supply chains, the new lab will help multinational firms to enhance and diversify their sourcing base in Asia

BANGKOK /PRNewswire/ — TUV Rheinland Thailand is boosting its service offering in Thailand with the opening of a brand new energy efficiency laboratory. The main focus of the new facility will be testing electrical products, such as air conditioners and refrigerators to ensure that they meet international energy efficiency standards.

The laboratory, which is located in the Ladkrabang Industrial Estate, covers 349 square meters of floor space. It has been accredited by The National Accreditation Council of Thailand (NAC).

Thailand has always been an important market for TUV Rheinland and the new energy efficiency lab is the fifth laboratory we have opened in Thailand. It will play a significant role in supporting Thailand’s 20-Year Efficiency Development Plan, which aims to reduce energy consumption by 25% through the rigorous testing of electrical products,” said Stefan Heuer, Managing Director, TUV Rheinland Thailand.

Thailand has enjoyed substantial success in the management of its energy sector. This has been largely driven by the Thai Government’s implementation of a detailed plan to guide the country on a journey to become an “energy sufficiency society.”

“We believe that this will be a period of growth for energy efficiency projects and we can offer our expertise in this area, hence we invest in a new energy efficiency lab to service this sector,” said Heuer.

As part of TUV Rheinland’s global strategy for 2016-2020, the organization intends to continue to expand its network in over 69 countries and invest in other potential markets. The goal is to simultaneously support customers and make the TUV Rheinland name synonymous with laboratory best practice.

Established in 1991, TUV Rheinland Thailand has a strong and steadily growing customer base. It currently has four other laboratories in addition to the new energy efficiency laboratory. They include automotive component testing, hardlines (mainly for testing of the safety of furniture and baby furniture), softlines (quality and safety testing for toys, jewelry, leather, garments and plastic packaging) and electrical safety (testing of home appliances).

TUV Rheinland’s expansion in Thailand has been fueled by the country’s robust manufacturing base and the presence of many multinational companies. Thailand is also one of the biggest economies in Southeast Asia, which, along with the ease and lower cost of doing business in the country, has been a key factor in TUV Rheinland’s success,” said Heuer.

About TUV Rheinland

TUV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded more than 140 years ago. The group maintains a worldwide presence with 19,600 employees; annual turnover is nearly EUR 1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TUV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects and helps to shape processes for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TUV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centres. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.


Source: TUV Rheinland Singapore Pte Ltd
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February 3, 2017 at 4:15 pm

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Spackman Entertainment Group’s Golden Slumber Commences Filming

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— GOLDEN SLUMBER, a manhunt thriller headlined by top Korean stars, Gang Dong-won and Han Hyo-joo, commenced filming
— Film produced by Zip Cinema, directed by Noh Dong-seok and distributed by CJ Entertainment
— Targeted to be released in Korean theatres in second half of 2017

SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (“Spackman Entertainment Group” or the “Company” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group“), one of Korea’s leading entertainment production groups, announced today that its next movie with the working title, GOLDEN SLUMBER, produced by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Zip Cinema Co., Ltd. (“Zip Cinema“), commenced filming.

GOLDEN SLUMBER, a manhunt thriller directed by Nakamura Yoshihiro and is based on the Japanese novel by Isaka Kotaro.

The movie stars Gang Dong-won, who has previously collaborated with Zip Cinema in several movie projects including MASTER (2016) and THE PRIESTS (2015). Joining him in GOLDEN SLUMBER is top Korean actress Han Hyo-joo, who previously starred in Zip Cinema’s hit film, COLD EYES (2013).

Co-starring with the pair is Yoo Jae-myeong, an artist managed by Spackman Media Group Limited, an associate company of the Group.

The estimated total production budget (including prints and advertising costs) for GOLDEN SLUMBER is tentatively set at approximately KRW 10 billion (or US$8.7 million). GOLDEN SLUMBER is expected to be released in Korean theatres by the second half of 2017.

About Spackman Entertainment Group Limited

Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (“SEGL” or the “Company“), and together with its subsidiaries, (the “Group“) is a leading entertainment production company that is primarily engaged in the independent development, production, presentation, and financing of theatrical motion pictures in Korea. In addition to our film business, we also make investments into entertainment companies and film funds that can financially and strategically complement our existing core operations. SEGL is listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited under the ticker 40E.

SEGL’s Zip Cinema Co., Ltd. (“Zip Cinema“) is one of the most recognised film production labels in Korea and has originated and produced some of Korea’s most commercially successful theatrical films, consecutively producing 8 profitable movies since 2009 representing an industry leading track record. Recent theatrical releases of Zip Cinema’s motion pictures include some of Korea’s highest grossing and award-winning films such as MASTER (2016), THE PRIESTS (2015), COLD EYES (2013), and ALL ABOUT MY WIFE (2012). For more information on Zip Cinema, do visit

SEGL also owns Novus Mediacorp Co., Ltd. (“Novus Mediacorp“), an investor, presenter, and/or ancillary distributor for a total of 55 films (36 Korean and 19 foreign) including SECRETLY, GREATLY, which was one of the biggest box office hits of 2013 starring Kim Soo-hyun of MY LOVE FROM THE STARS fame, as well as FRIEND 2: THE GREAT LEGACY. In 2012, Novus Mediacorp was also the ancillary distributor of ALL ABOUT MY WIFE, a top-grossing romantic comedy produced by Zip Cinema. For more information on Novus Mediacorp, do visit

Our films are theatrically distributed and released in Korea and overseas markets, as well as for subsequent post-theatrical worldwide release in other forms of media, including cable TV, broadcast TV, IPTV, video-on-demand, and home video/DVD, etc. We release all of our motion pictures into wide-theatrical exhibition initially in Korea, and then in overseas and ancillary markets.

We also operate a cafe-lounge called Upper West, in the Gangnam district of Seoul and own a professional photography studio, noon pictures Co., Ltd..

The Company is a strategic shareholder of Spackman Media Group Limited (“SMGL“). SMGL, a company incorporated in Hong Kong, together with its subsidiaries, collectively is the leading talent agency and entertainment content production company in Korea, managing over 60 artistes including some of the top names in the Korean entertainment industry. SMGL operates the talent management business through renowned agencies such as MS Team Entertainment Co., Ltd., Fiftyone K Inc., SBD Entertainment Inc., UL Entertainment Co., Ltd., and Kook Entertainment Co., Ltd.

On 14 September 2016, the Company announced the completion of its disposal of the Company’s entire equity interest in its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Opus Pictures Limited Liability Company.

The Company is a 24.53% strategic shareholder of Spackman Media Group Limited.

For more details, do visit

About Spackman Media Group Limited

Spackman Media Group Limited (“SMGL“), a company incorporated in Hong Kong, together with its subsidiaries, is collectively the largest entertainment talent agency in Korea in terms of the number of artists under management. SMGL manages over 60 artistes including some of the top names in the Korean entertainment industry and operates its talent management business through renowned agencies such as MS Team Entertainment Co., Ltd., Fiftyone K Inc., SBD Entertainment Inc., UL Entertainment Co., Ltd., and Kook Entertainment Co., Ltd.

The company, through its full-service talent agencies in Korea, represents and guides the professional careers of a leading roster of over 60 award-winning actors/actresses in the practice areas of motion pictures, television, commercial endorsements, and branded entertainment. The company leverages its unparalleled portfolio of artistes as a platform to develop, produce, finance and own the highest quality of entertainment content projects, including theatrical motion pictures, variety shows, and TV dramas.

Investor & Media Contact

Spackman Entertainment Group Limited
Ms Jasmine Leong
Tel: +65 6694 4175

Important Notice

This news release has been prepared by the Company and its contents have been reviewed by the Company’s sponsor, PrimePartners Corporate Finance Pte. Ltd. (the “Sponsor“) for compliance with the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the “SGX-ST“) Listing Manual Section B: Rules of Catalist. The Sponsor has not verified the contents of this news release.

This news release has not been examined or approved by the SGX-ST. The Sponsor and the SGX‐ST assume no responsibility for the contents of this news release, including the accuracy, completeness or correctness of any of the information, statements or opinions made or reports contained in this news release.

The contact person for the Sponsor is Ms Keng Yeng Pheng, Associate Director, Continuing Sponsorship, at 16 Collyer Quay, #10-00 Income at Raffles, Singapore 049318, telephone (65) 6229 8088.

Source: Spackman Entertainment Group Limited

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February 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm

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The 59th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair will be Joined by Major Importers in World’s Gems and Jewelry Industry

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BANGKOK/PRNewswire/ — Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce, has confirmed that major importers and buyers from key export markets of gems and jewelry will turn up at the 59th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair that is set to glitter Bangkok during 22-26 February 2017.

The 59th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair
The 59th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair

With 20,000 expected visitors from every continents, one of Thailand’s major export market of gems and jewelry products is the USA. Therefore, Thai Trade Center New York has confirmed that 23 major buyers from United States would certainly join the upcoming 59th BGJF, while anticipating that the megafair will generate some 17,000 million baht worth of trade deals.

Bringing together over 700 companies at over 2,000 booths, the 59th BGJF will be 25% larger than last year’s fair, which generated a sales turnover of US$ 476.85 million. The five-day trade show will feature a dazzling layout, showcasing the full spectrum of gems and jewelry products — from gemstones, diamonds, pearls, precious metals, synthetics, costume and fashion jewelry, gold jewelry, silver jewelry, display and packaging, equipment and tools, jewelry parts, to machinery; plus a new showcases displaying six niche markets: senior, pet lovers, men, arts & crafts, spiritual jewelry, and jewelry for wedding.

More importantly, at BGJF, legitimate exhibitors will enjoy a DUTY-FREE privilege, which applies to duties on all gems and jewelry products imported and sold at BGJF only. Meanwhile, traders and buyers will benefit greatly from much lower sales prices. Furthermore, the fair will also provide comprehensive trade facilitation such as a business matching service, a business lounge and much more.

The 59th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair will take place from February 22-26, 2017, at Challenger Halls 1-3, IMPACT Exhibition Centre, Muang Thong Thani. Business negotiation days are scheduled from February 22-24, 2017, 10am-6pm. The general public is welcome to explore exquisite products on February 25, 10am-6pm, and February 26, 10am-5pm. For more information and online pre-registration, visit or dial DITP Call Center 1169 or e-mail

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Source: Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP)

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February 3, 2017 at 12:30 pm

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Trend Micro Wins Leader Title with the Highest and Furthest Place in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

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Trend Micro Wins Leader Title with the Highest and Furthest Place in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant f

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has been placed highest and furthest in the Leaders quadrant for ability to execute and completeness of vision in Gartner, Inc.’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP)[1]. The company has been named by Gartner as a Leader in enterprise security solutions for endpoints and servers since 2002[1].

“We feel that effective security requires a cross-generational blend of threat defense techniques. In my view, our placement of highest and furthest within the Leaders quadrant recognizes our visionary approach to security,” said Kevin Simzer, executive vice president, sales, marketing and business development for Trend Micro. “We believe being positioned as a leader for so many years, demonstrates Trend Micro’s unique capability to offer the latest technology while constantly developing the necessary techniques to fight tomorrow’s threats. Our ability to protect enterprises throughout every aspect of their organization is what sets us apart.”

Trend Micro protects endpoints with XGen™ security, a blend of cross-generational threat defense techniques that intelligently applies the right technology at the right time, resulting in more effective and efficient protection against a full range of threats. Trend Micro is the first to infuse ‘high-fidelity’ machine learning into its approach — uniquely analyzing files both before execution and at runtime to block those with malicious intent and using ‘noise cancellation’ features, such as census checking and whitelisting, to reduce false positives.

“Trend Micro’s XGen™ security has advanced our organization’s endpoint security tremendously,” said Ty Smallwood, infrastructure and security manager for Navicent Health. “We now have one vendor that offers the full breadth of protection with visibility across our business. Their 24/7 customer support has always made Trend Micro available and responsive to our questions around the solutions and general threat intelligence.”

Trend Micro also protects server endpoints across the data center and cloud with XGen™ security, delivering optimized protection for workloads deployed on VMware, AWS and Microsoft Azure. Managed through a single connected dashboard with full visibility across physical, virtual and cloud, Trend Micro’s hybrid cloud security solution simplifies the deployment and management of security; speeds response to sophisticated attacks and accelerates compliance with key regulations such as PCI, HIPAA and others.

To find out more information about user endpoint security, visit For more details on hybrid cloud security, visit To access the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms report, visit

Gartner Disclaimer

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


Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms,” by Eric Ouellet, Ian McShane, Avivah Litan; January 30, 2017 (previously Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Antivirus).

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February 3, 2017 at 12:26 pm

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