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OneSimCard Launches Half a Penny per MB Data in China & Hong Kong

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BOSTON /PRNewswire/ — OneSimCard, a leading global provider of low cost international mobile roaming services for businesses and leisure travelers, announced the launching of its new “China & Hong Kong Mega” data package. The new package offers 5000 MB of data in China and Hong Kong for only US $29, which equates to about a half a cent per MB.

OneSimCard has long been the market leader in making high quality international roaming services affordable. Even as the major carriers have finally improved their exorbitantly expensive offerings, OneSimCard continues to innovate and offer travelers high quality data and voice services at a fraction of the major carriers’ international roaming prices.

OneSimCard’s “China & Hong Kong Mega” data package comes only a few months after the company launched its “Super Select” data package.  The “Super Select” data package offers 1000 MB of data in over 25 key destination countries for US $19. For customers in need of voice in addition to data, OneSimCard offers free incoming calls in over 160 countries along with outstanding outgoing call rates and the opportunity to use OneSimCard VoIP to make very inexpensive calls over the internet.

In addition to its fantastic price, the new “China & Hong Kong Mega” data package also features 2 very important advantages.  As a “foreign” SIM card, OneSimCard is not subjected to the same internet censorship as are locally purchased Chinese SIM cards. OneSimCard also roams on 2 different networks in China and switches networks based on signal strength in order to give their customers the best possible service always.

OneSimCard works worldwide in unlocked GSM devices and phones. The user simply replaces their domestic carriers’ SIM card with OneSimCard when traveling internationally. All users can replace their own SIM cards in just a few seconds. OneSimCard provides international roaming services in over 200 countries.   OneSimCard is a pre-paid service which does not require any contract and has no connection fees, subscription fees or monthly maintenance fees. OneSimCard is truly the best roaming choice worldwide.

About OneSimCard
OneSimCard (,, a division of Belmont Telecom, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile service for international travelers offering low-cost data, voice and text messaging services worldwide. OneSimCard saves travelers 85% on international roaming charges compared to their regular domestic mobile carrier and has been widely acclaimed by mobile industry and travel experts, including those from The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe and PC Magazine.

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February 15, 2017 at 5:15 pm

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Strategy Analytics’ Roger Lanctot Wins AUTO Connected Car News’ Tech CARS Award

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-Automotive Industry Thought Leader Garners Most Popular Votes

BOSTON /PRNewswire/ — Roger Lanctot, Director Automotive Connected Mobility in the Global Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics was voted the winner of The Tech CARS Award for Best Connected Car, New Mobility or Tech Celebrity, Analyst or Spokesperson from AUTO Connected Car News.

Roger Lanctot, Winner 2016 The Tech CARS Award for Best Connected Car, New Mobility or Tech Celebrity, Analyst or Spokesperson. Image Credit (
Roger Lanctot, Winner 2016 The Tech CARS Award for Best Connected Car, New Mobility or Tech Celebrity, Analyst or Spokesperson. Image Credit (

Drawing on 25 years of industry experience, Mr. Lanctot conducts and participates in Strategy Analytics connected car global automotive research products, projects and service delivery, advising clients on industry trends and outlook. In addition to his work at Strategy Analytics, Mr. Lanctot is a strategic advisor to Informa’s TU-Auto, the Automobility L.A. event at the L.A. Auto Show, and the International Telecommunications Union’s Future Networked Car event at the Geneva Motor Show.

Mr. Lanctot is a frequent speaker, panel moderator, blogger and tweeter (@rogermud) on key topics ranging from connectivity, safety, security, and mobility to infotainment and autonomous driving. His work at Strategy Analytics includes assisting organizations with market assessments and go-to-market strategy development.

“I am flattered at AUTO Connected Car News’ recognition of my work and humbled by the support expressed by my colleagues and peers for whom I have the utmost respect,” wrote Lanctot in an email upon receiving the award. The Tech CARS awards are voted on by AUTO Connected Car News’ readers.

“We were impressed by how many voters wrote glowing tributes to Roger, his work, his writing, and his contributions to the industry,” said Lynn Walford, executive editor of AUTO Connected Car News, who noted the competition was stiff.

Lanctot’s Strategy Analytics research and reports are extremely popular (Link) within the automotive industry. He has developed a fan base of close to 60,000 followers, each on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Roger and other members of the Strategy Analytics Automotive group will attend these upcoming events: At Mobile World Congress  in Barcelona, Spain from February 27thMarch 2nd, he will be accepting appointments for consultations and tours. He will also be attending the Future Networked Car (ITU) on March 9th, 2017, part of the Geneva Motor Show. Roger sits on the advisory board for the AutoMobility LA, November 27th-30th in Los Angeles.

About Strategy Analytics
Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success.

US Contact: Alex Kutana, +1 617 614 0700,

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February 15, 2017 at 3:36 pm

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UiPath Selected as RPA Industry Leader by Forrester

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ — UiPath, known for unrivaled Citrix automation performance via computer vision technology, has been selected as an industry leader in “The Forrester Wave[TM]: Robotic Process Automation, Q1 2017.” Forrester’s evaluation compared 12 vendors against criteria in the areas of current offering, strategy and market presence.

UiPath received top score for Architecture and tied for top score in four other categories: Control Room, System Management, Reporting and Resilience and RPA Analytics.

Forrester’s review noted that UiPath’s “solution has a strong architecture” and “provides an open platform well suited for complex automation”; concluding, “Overall, UiPath is one of the stronger RPA platforms.”

Daniel Dines, UiPath CEO said, “We are honored to be recognized as a leader by Forrester, particularly for the value placed on our open, innovative technology, which we firmly believe is the best foundation for automation excellence.”

Forrester on RPA:

“Robots can replicate human tasks without affecting underlying systems. As a result, the process in place is unchanged, eliminating data integration and analysis efforts. RPA is gaining the interest of enterprises. Forrester has taken 100 inquiries on RPA in just the past six months. It’s easy to see why. Enterprises are under immense pressure to digitize operations and they see a future where routine operations are fully automated.”

More information about the report: here

About UiPath:

UiPath is a leading Robotic Process Automation vendor providing a complete software platform to help organizations like yours to efficiently automate business processes. UiPath’s solutions allow to automate any repetitive, rules-based activity within a company, resulting in lower costs, higher efficiency and better service for the end user.

We have offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Singapore and Japan. We count over 200 global customers (75% of which register annual revenues exceeding $2 billion US) and 150 partners across the globe.


Contact : Nicolas Baghdadi / UiPath / Tel : +40-720-244-068 /

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February 15, 2017 at 2:50 pm

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ABI Research Forecasts Nearly 6 Billion SIM Card Shipments in 2017 Despite Sharp Decline in NFC SIMs Worldwide

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ — ABI Research forecasts SIM Card shipments will reach nearly six billion in 2017 and maintain relatively stable growth until 2021 despite a sharp decline in NFC SIMs worldwide. The NFC SIM (known to the industry as Single Wire Protocol SIM) is losing its fight against the eSE (Embedded Secure Element) and HCE (Host Card Emulation), which continue to gain momentum due to ongoing interest from banks, financial institutions, and transportation authorities.

“With the steady drop of Single Wire Protocol and declining average selling prices, the SIM market has no choice but to adapt accordingly,” says Dimitrios Pavlakis, Industry Analyst at ABI Research. “It is necessary to take more aggressive steps to market higher-end SIMs with RSA encryption, memory capacity above 512KB, 4FF form factor, and of course, higher incentives for LTE SIMs to ensure a level of revenue growth in a flattening market.”

Leading SIM card and IC vendors include G&D, Gemalto, Morpho, and Oberthur Technologies. EM Microelectronic, Infineon, and Samsung continue to lead the market. 4G SIM penetration rates are increasing rapidly, albeit with varying degrees of regional success, and overall 4G SIM shipments are forecast to account for 43% of the total SIM shipments by 2021.

On a global scale, while North America and Europe are remaining relatively stable in terms of new organic growth, ABI Research detects the largest growth percentage will occur in Latin America, Africa, and select Asia-Pacific regions. Specifically, China emerged as a prominent player in the LTE race with both government and industry entities showing signs that the region is planning to dominate the race for upcoming 5G rollouts.

These findings are from ABI Research’s SIM Cards ( and SIM Card ICs ( reports.

About ABI Research

ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company’s global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit

Contact Info: Mackenzie Gavel

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February 15, 2017 at 2:45 pm

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Away from Home for Delivery? No worries: New DHL Express Platform Takes the Stress Out of Cross-Border Online Shopping

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— On Demand Delivery lets consumers choose from a range of flexible delivery options for greater convenience and speed, via mobile-friendly website
— The new service was developed in response to significant growth in premium cross-border e-commerce volumes

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, today announced the launch of On Demand Delivery, a new service that allows shippers and receivers globally to select from a range of standardized delivery options.

With On Demand Delivery, shippers can choose to activate specific delivery options and have DHL Express proactively notify their customers via email or SMS about a shipment’s progress. Receivers can then select the delivery option that best suits their requirements via the On Demand Delivery mobile-optimized website. The service offers flexibility and convenience and caters to the demands of international online shoppers who do not want to miss a delivery when away from home.

“The value of cross-border e-commerce transactions is set to grow at an average of about 30% per year[1], meaning retailers will sell at higher rates into more countries than ever before — including those where they have little to no on-the-ground presence,” said Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific. “Asia Pacific markets like Singapore, Australia, and Hong Kong have some of the highest numbers of cross-border online shoppers in the world, and retailers require flexible, reliable cross-border shipping options to grow their margins and market share.

“On Demand Delivery helps retailers the world over offer Asian consumers that flexibility and reliability, through digital channels they’re most accustomed to using.”

Consumers access On Demand Delivery via any desktop or mobile device, and can choose from six different options, including: redirecting to alternate addresses or DHL service points (like retail outlets and newsagents); waiving the need for a signature; and even putting shipments on hold during vacation. Delivery instructions make their way in real-time to DHL Express couriers, ensuring shipments are received at the right time and at the convenience of the receiver.

“Asian consumers shop online because they desire convenience — both in how they communicate their preferences and receive their purchases,” said Yasmin Khan, Executive Vice President, Commercial and Managing Director, Emerging Markets, DHL Express Asia Pacific. “With Asia Pacific countries leading the way in mobile adoption, any platform for managing deliveries has to be mobile-friendly in order to gain traction, while also immediately conveying customers’ instructions to couriers so that first-time deliveries hit the mark much more often.

“In developing On Demand Delivery, we’ve significantly augmented both the digital and last-mile capabilities of the DHL Express network to meet consumers’ wants and needs like never before. This can also be done on behalf of cross-border e-tailers who may otherwise lack the local infrastructure and visibility to satisfy all their customers’ demands and create a positive online shopping experience.”

On Demand Delivery is now available across Asia Pacific — including Australia, mainland China, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand — and will be in more than 100 countries and available in 45 languages globally by the end of 2017, accounting for the majority of global trade and online retail activity. DHL Express was named Last-Mile Provider of the Year for 2016 by Supply Chain Asia, having introduced a range of more convenient delivery options, including partnerships with retail locations hosting DHL Service points and the installation of DHL Lockers.

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DHL — The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015.

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February 15, 2017 at 11:26 am

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Mundipharma and Helsinn Group Expand Exclusive Licensing and Distribution Agreements for Leading Anti-emetic Products in Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Indonesia

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— Anti-emetic products covered under expanded agreements include ALOXI® and AKYNZEO®
— Both are prophylactic agents for the treatment of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting
— Exclusive agreements cover marketing, sales and distribution

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Mundipharma and Helsinn Group have expanded their collaboration, signing amendments to licensing and distribution agreements for anti-emetic prophylactic agents ALOXI® and AKYNZEO® to cover a host of additional markets.


Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is one of the most common side effects of cancer chemotherapy. The prevention of CINV has been refined in the major international antiemetic guidelines over the past several decades and the combination of antiemetic agents with different mechanisms of actions are now recommended for the prevention of CINV.

ALOXI® (palonosetron) is a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist indicated as single agent for the prevention of CINV.1AKYNZEO® is the first fixed combination oral agent targeting two critical signalling pathways associated with CINV by combining palonosetron with netupitant, the new highly selective NK1 receptor antagonist, in a single capsule2.

Under the terms of the arrangement, Mundipharma has acquired all the rights for marketing, promotion, distribution and sales of ALOXI® and AKYNZEO® for an additional 30 countries in Africa as well as Iran, Pakistan and Indonesia.

Additionally, Mundipharma has also secured the rights for AKYNZEO® for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

The expanded partnership continues the strengthening of Mundipharma’s oncology portfolio and its anti-emetic treatment offering, building on exclusive licensing and distribution agreements for Helsinn’s anti-emetic franchise in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

Raman Singh, President, Mundipharma Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa said: “This is an important extension of our oncology portfolio, offering relief to patients suffering the side effects of chemotherapy and represents further progress of our efforts to address unmet patient needs in emerging healthcare markets.”

Riccardo Braglia, Helsinn Group Vice Chairman and CEO, commented: “Helsinn and Mundipharma have an effective, longstanding partnership and Mundipharma successfully markets, promotes and distributes a number of our products across a range of territories. We’re delighted to be able to extend this relationship through this comprehensive agreement which will bring these two key anti-emetic products to more patients in these fast-growing territories.”

Helsinn Group will retain all international development responsibility, as well as clinical development activities. The company will continue to manufacture and supply ALOXI® and AKYNZEO® for commercial use.

® : ALOXI, AKYNZEO are Registered Trademarks.

About ALOXI® (palonosetron hydrochloride)

ALOXI (palonosetron hydrochloride) is a second generation 5-HT3 Receptor Antagonist, developed for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients with cancer, with a long half-life of 40 hours.  ALOXI has been developed by the Helsinn Group in Switzerland and today it is marketed as Aloxi®, Onicit® and Paloxi® in more than 50 countries worldwide.

ALOXI i.v.  is approved (e.g. in EU) in adults for the:

  • Prevention of acute nausea and vomiting associated with highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy
  • Prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy

For more information about ALOXI®, please visit the website:

About AKYNZEO® (netupitant/palonosetron)

AKYNZEO® is an oral, fixed combination of an NK1 receptor antagonist, netupitant, and the pharmacologically and clinically different 5-HT3 receptor antagonist, palonosetron, in a single capsule, that targets at the same time two critical signalling pathways associated with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).2

AKYNZEO® is indicated (e.g. in EU) in adults for the:

  • Prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with highly emetogenic cisplatin‑based cancer chemotherapy.
  • Prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy.

About the Helsinn Group

Helsinn is a privately owned pharmaceutical group with an extensive portfolio of marketed cancer care products and a broad development pipeline. Since 1976, Helsinn has been improving the everyday lives of patients, guided by core family values of respect, integrity and quality. The Group works across pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and nutritional supplements and has expertise in research, development, manufacture and the commercialization of therapeutic and supportive care products for cancer, pain and inflammation and gastroenterology. In 2016, Helsinn created the Helsinn Investment Fund to support early-stage investment opportunities in areas of unmet patient need. The company is headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland, with operating subsidiaries in Ireland and the US, a representative office in China as well as a product presence in about 90 countries globally.

For more information, please visit

About Mundipharma

Mundipharma’s independent associated companies are privately owned entities covering the world’s pharmaceutical markets. Mundipharma is a prime example of a company that consistently delivers high quality products while standing by the values that represent the company. Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of patients and to substantially improve their quality of life. Mundipharma is dedicated to bringing to patients with severe and debilitating diseases the benefit of novel treatment options in fields such as pain, oncology, oncology supportive care, ophthalmology, respiratory disease and consumer healthcare.

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February 15, 2017 at 11:15 am

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Industry Disruptor Skin Inc Announces New Board Appointment to Join Pioneering Team of Industry Experts

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– Mr. Francois Arpels joins as Board Advisor of Brand & Strategy

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Singapore-based international beauty brand Skin Inc announces a new appointment to its advisory board – Mr. Francois Arpels, who joins Skin Inc as Board Advisor for Brand & Strategy. This follows the other high profile board appointments by the brand – Dr. Shekhar Mitra, Board Advisor for Product Innovation; Tan Yen Yen, Board Advisor for Technology & Innovation; and Lim Teck Wee, Director & Chief Operating Officer.

Mr Francois Arpels, newly appointed Board Advisor for Brand & Strategy, Skin Inc
Mr Francois Arpels, newly appointed Board Advisor for Brand & Strategy, Skin Inc


Mr. Francois Arpels’ legacy is of his family business, Van Cleef & Arpels, the luxury jewellery, watch and perfumery company where he started his career 25 years ago. He played a key role in structuring a EUR250 million buyout of the family business with Morgan Stanley in 1997. Combining his history in luxury with current expertise in brand positioning, marketing, digital strategy and international roll-out, Arpels has built an intimate understanding of the branded retail, fashion and luxury industry. This eventually led him to set up the fund Brands & Beyond (formerly IndEu Capital), which invests in made-in-India lifestyle and luxury brands. Bringing his illustrious pedigree to the Skin Inc team, Arpels joins as Board Advisor of Brand & Strategy.

Arpels is the newest board appointment by the brand, following Dr. Shekhar Mitra, Tan Yen Yen and Lim Teck Wee. Each advisor is a thought leader in their respective areas of brand strategy, innovation and technology, with experience in established multinational FMCG and technology corporations.

Dr. Shekhar Mitra, Board Advisor for Product Innovation, is an esteemed global innovation expert with over 50 patents under his belt. Credits to his name include breakthrough innovations such as SK-II, Olay Regenerist, Crest Whitestrips, Crest ProHealth, Aleve Analgesic, Prilosec and Hugo Boss and Gucci fragrances.

Tan Yen Yen, Board Advisor for Technology & Innovation, is an award-winning corporate leader who has earned a reputation for her contributions to the IT industry. Currently President, Asia Pacific Vodafone Global Enterprise, she plays an integral role in Skin Inc’s forthcoming venture into the mobile-commerce space.

Lim Teck Wee, Director and Chief Operating Officer, joined Skin Inc after a decade of tenure at computer technology company, Oracle. He was a member of the senior management team and was responsible for starting and leading the Human Capital Cloud Software as a service (Saas) business for Oracle Asia Pacific.

Skin Inc, developed by female entrepreneur Sabrina Tan, has proven that customised skincare answers a universal need. She has successfully driven business growth through the innovative convergence of beauty and technology, and firmly believes that technology is the future of the beauty industry. With the appointments of these luminaries to the Skin Inc board, the company is poised to future-proof its business and to continue disrupting the beauty scene. To date, Skin Inc has 350 distribution outlets across 100 cities and 97 awards to its name.

About Skin Inc

After working at big MNCs such as IBM, HP and Oracle, IT-expert-turned skincare-guru Sabrina Tan founded Skin Inc in 2008 with a mission to create customisable skincare solutions. She sought for an effective, fuss-free regimen tailored to each individual’s skin needs with a “one-size-fits-one” not “one-size-fits-all” approach. Tan continues to disrupt the beauty scene with the true concept of skincare. Skin Inc products feature highly concentrated serums with pure and active ingredients. Innovative skincare technology from Japan combine ingredients free from scents and parabens with the most advanced delivery systems for maximum results.

Where beauty meets technology

A beauty disruptor, Skin Inc has always been ahead of the game, utilising both digital and technological innovation to grow the business and further enhance the consumer offering and experience. From empowering consumers to decode their skin identities with their online skin diagnostic tool ‘My Skin Identity’, to working with cutting edge technologies to develop new product lines and treatment protocols at their Japan-based R&D facilities, Skin Inc pioneers innovation. In January 2015 Skin Inc introduced portable facial devices, combining the power of NASA developed LED light Chromotherapy and Low Frequency Therapy to increase skincare efficacy, boost absorption of active ingredients and allow consumers to customise their treatments at home. The coming months will see Skin Inc go a step further in their integration of digital technology by innovating the m-commerce space through mobile-friendly skin checks and harnessing big data to fine-tune its products.

For further Information or interviews with Sabrina Tan, Founder & CEO Skin Inc or Francois Arpels, new appointed Board Advisor for Brand & Strategy please contact:

Sabrina Poh or Lee Xuan at AKA Asia /
T +65 6222 6136


Skin Inc Board of Advisors


Francois Arpels, Board Advisor of Brand & Strategy

— Founder & CEO of RISE in Lifestyle & Crafts and Luxury

— Co-Founder & Managing Partner of IndEU Capital


Dr. Shekhar Mitra, Board Advisor of Product Innovation

— President & Consulting Partner, InnoPreneur LLC and YourEncore


Tan Yen Yen, Board Advisor of Technology & Innovation

— President, Asia Pacific Vodafone Global Enterprise


Cynthia Poa, Board Advisor of Retail & Wellness

— CEO, Oni Global Limited


Dr. Ronald L. Bisset PhD., Technical Advisor

— Author of over 60 published technical manuscripts and the inventor of over 30 US patents with 32 years of skincare research experience with Procter & Gamble


Lim Teck Wee

— Chief Operating Officer, Skin Inc

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February 15, 2017 at 10:15 am

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KOE to Release 2nd Series of Products Developed in Collaboration with THOM BROWNE on March 1 under a “Marine” Theme

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— Advance Orders to Be Accepted on EC Site from Feb. 22 –

TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — KOE, operated by Stripe International Inc. headquartered in Okayama, western Japan, will shortly release the second series of products it has developed in collaboration with designer THOM BROWNE.

It follows the first series of collaborative products, which were released in August 2016 and some of which were sold out.

KOE will begin to sell items in the second series at Hankyu Men’s Tokyo in the capital’s Chiyoda Ward and Hankyu Department Store’s Umeda Main Store in Kita Ward, Osaka, on March 1. Prior to their release, KOE will start accepting advance orders for the products on February 22 on its EC site.

Among clothes for men, such as jackets and shirts, and items for women, including one-piece suits, there are a total of 37 items for both men and women which will be sold in the second series with the “Marine” theme.

Excellently designed items such as those with a duck motif sold well in the first series, and the second series focuses on jackets and pants with a boat design as well as shirts and one-piece suits made in the motif of the so-called “sailor collar” among other items that deeply reflect THOM BROWNE’s perspective of the world.


Stripe International is determined to draw attention to KOE products from those who are unfamiliar with the brand through these collaborative products in an effort to raise its brand recognition. The company is striving to enhance KOE’s brand power with an eye to advancing into Europe and North America after 2020 through such efforts as the opening of the KOE HOUSE Jiyugaoka store in Tokyo, which focuses on people’s lifestyles, in autumn last year, and KOE also has plans to launch a flagship store within a hotel.

Sites & periods of sales:

Advance orders on EC site: 12:00 on February 22-12:00 on February 28

Sales to begin at 12:00 on March 1.

KOE Online:

– POP UP SHOP: March 1-7
Event space on 1F of Hankyu Men’s Tokyo & “D. EDIT” on 3F of Hankyu Department Store’s Umeda Main Store.

– KOE stores: March 10
KOE HOUSE Jiyugaoka store, Okayama store, LaLaport Fujimi store, LaLaport EXPOCITY store, mozo WONDERCITY store


THOM BROWNE is a renowned designer who won the Menswear Designer of the Year in the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2006, 2013 and 2016, as well as the 2008 Designer of the Year of GQ magazine. He also won the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s National Design Award in the fashion design category in 2012. His handmade suits, based on traditional styles, have developed into a fashion collection, which has been highly appreciated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, Fashion Museum, Bath and other art museums all over the world.

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February 15, 2017 at 10:06 am

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