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Sunshine Oilsands Obtains Conditional Approval to List on the Toronto Stock Exchange

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. (“Sunshine”) (Stock Code: 2012.HK) is pleased to announce that it has obtained conditional approval to list its Class “A” Common Voting Shares (the “Common Shares”) on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) under the symbol “SUO”. The Common Shares are expected to commence trading on the TSX after the TSX’s conditions for listing are satisfied and the TSX issues its final exchange bulletin and its approval of the listing of the Common Shares.
Sunshine will issue an announcement once the TSX confirms satisfaction of its listing conditions and will then advise of the expected listing date. Sunshine will maintain its primary listing on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
Mr. Songning Shen, Co-Chairman of Sunshine Oilsands, said, “The Company is planning for a secondary listing in Toronto, which will not raise additional funds as it is a listing by introduction. A dual listing on Hong Kong and Canada has always been part of the Company’s business development plans, and the management remains committed to its strategic development in Asia and China.”
“Sunshine Oilsands has focused on the development of its oil sands business in Canada since 2007. A secondary listing in Canada will help expand the Company’s investor base and boost the liquidity of its shares. In addition to strong support from its cornerstone investors in Asia, such as Sinopec, CIC, Bank of China Group Investment, China Life and Orient Group, the Company has a strong financial position which is sufficient to meet its future development needs,” said Mr. Shen.
About Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.
Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. is one of the largest non-partnered holders of oil sands leases by area in the Athabasca oil sands region, which is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. Since the Company’s incorporation on 22 February 2007, Sunshine has secured over 464,897 hectares (1,148,785 acres) of oil sands leases (equal to approximately 7% of all granted leases in this area).
The Company’s principal operations are the exploration, development and production of its diverse portfolio of oil sands leases. Its principal operating regions in the Athabasca area are at West Ells, Thickwood, Legend Lake, Harper, Muskwa, Goffer, Pelican and Portage. Sunshine’s oil sands leases are grouped into three main asset categories: clastics, carbonates and conventional heavy oil.
For further enquiries, please contact:
Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.
Mr. John Zahary
President & CEO
or
Mr. David Sealock
Executive VP, Corporate Operations
Tel: +1-403-984-1446
Email: investorrelations@sunshineoilsands.com
Website: http://www.sunshineoilsands.com
Source: Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.

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November 9, 2012 at 3:29 pm

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UMS Advisory Announces 1st Annual Strategic Real Estate (RE) & Facilities Management (FM) Asia Conference – at Merck’s Learning Center in Singapore

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UMS Advisory unveils 1st Annual 2012 UMS RE/FM Asia Conference to bring together powerful network of Fortune 500 global executives in Asia
ARLINGTON, Va./PRNewswire/ — UMS Advisory, Inc. today announced further global expansion with the official launch of its 1st Annual Strategic Real Estate (RE) and Facilities Management (FM) Asia Conference – to be held at Merck’s Learning Center in Singapore, December 4th, 2012. The exclusive, invite-only event will commence with a pre-conference welcome cocktail reception on Monday, December 3rd from 6:00PM-10:00PM.
“The Asia RE/FM market is dynamic, fast-changing and comes with a unique set of challenges when compared to US, European and Latin American markets. We are very excited to introduce our 1st Annual Strategic RE/FM Asia conference and looking forward to exploring a broad range of topics focused specifically on Asia,” said Rakesh Kishan, UMS Advisory, executive managing director.
Functional areas covered will focus on market maturity and growth, trends in RE & FM in sub-regions of Asia, supplier capabilities, optimal contracting, pricing strategies and RE & FM operating models.
Topic sessions will be explored via presentations, case studies and rich panel sessions. Topics will include:
APAC RE/FM Market Trends: New Opportunities & Challenges
Optimal Contract Structures: What Every Executive Must Know about Complex Outsourcing Transactions
Evolving Pricing Strategies: How to Advance New Models & Shape the Market
APAC Outsourcing Strategies: Success Stories & Lessons Learned
Supplier Capabilities & Service Delivery Models
UMS RE & FM Conference is an industry leading event that brings together corporate heads of RE & FM in a best practices and market intelligence forum. The conference is candid, thought-leadership focused and discussion driven to provide RE & FM and Procurement executives with the opportunity to exchange ideas, learn new models, and sharpen their focus on key trends and best practices.
Attendees for UMS Conferences for current and previous years include corporate real estate, facilities management, procurement, and operations senior executives from companies such as Agilent, AstraZeneca, Capital One, DuPont, Fifth Third Bank, Intel, Procter & Gamble, Merck, Whirlpool, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Genentech, Toyota, Cisco, BMW, Pfizer, Citibank, ExxonMobil, Kraft Foods, Kimberly Clark, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, Novartis, Sprint, Sanofi, United Health, Warner Bros, and State Farm Insurance.
About UMS Advisory, Inc.
UMS Advisory, a leading global management consulting firm, focuses on driving measurable performance improvements in Real Estate and Facilities Management (RE & FM) for Fortune Global 500 companies. The firm partners with clients in various industries, such as bio-pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, financial services and high-technology, to develop transformational solutions and quantifiable results in RE & FM. Main areas of focus include, strategy, outsourcing approach and implementation, contract assessment, supplier governance, performance benchmarking, operations excellence and market intelligence. For more information, visit http://www.umsadvisory.com.

Source: UMS Advisory, Inc.

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November 9, 2012 at 3:05 pm

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General Managers’ Appointments at The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

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HONG KONG/PRNewswire/ — The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH), a Hong Kong-listed company and owner and operator of the Peninsula Hotels, announced the transfer of Mr. Nicolas Beliard to be General Manager of The Peninsula Paris (effective 1 January 2013) and the promotion of Ms. Katja Henke to be General Manager of The Peninsula Bangkok (effective 27 December 2012).

Mr. Nicolas Beliard

Ms. Katja Henke
Commenting on these senior executive appointments, Mr. Clement K.M. Kwok, Chief Executive Officer of HSH, said, “Mr. Beliard brings with him a wealth of experience in managing luxury hotels. He will lead The Peninsula Paris in its opening and will drive a number of exciting initiatives that we will put in place ahead of the hotel’s launch in 2013. Ms. Henke has a proven track record in luxury hotels, which will be crucial to ensuring the continued success of The Peninsula Bangkok. I wish to congratulate both of them on their promotions.”
Mr. Nicolas Beliard
Aged 46, Mr. Nicolas Beliard is a French national and is currently General Manager of The Peninsula Bangkok. He will be transferred to The Peninsula Paris as General Manager on 1 January 2013.
Mr. Beliard joined HSH in 2009 as Resident Manager of The Peninsula Hong Kong. In May 2010, he was promoted to be General Manager of The Peninsula Bangkok.
Born in France and educated in the USA, Mr. Beliard possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Crummer Graduate School of Management and a Master of Management in Hospitality degree from the Cornell School of Management. He began his career in St. Tropez, France and progressively took on senior positions with international luxury hotels, including the Four Seasons hotels in New York, Paris, the West Indies and Geneva, The Waldorf Astoria and The Pierre hotels in New York, as well as Mandarin Oriental hotel in Miami.
In his new capacity, Mr. Beliard will be overseeing the launch of the 200-key Peninsula Paris, HSH’s tenth Peninsula hotel and the first Peninsula hotel in Europe, which is due to open in late 2013.
Ms. Katja Henke
Aged 42, Ms. Katja Henke is a German/Swiss national and is currently Hotel Manager of The Peninsula Shanghai. She is promoted to be General Manager of The Peninsula Bangkok, effective 27 December 2012.
Ms. Henke joined HSH in May 2011. She received her education in Germany and attended a hospitality school, the Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern in Switzerand. Her international career has taken her to Switzerland, France and England, before moving to the USA to work for Relais & Chateau where she held the position of General Manager at their Lenox, Massachusetts property. Before joining HSH, Ms. Henke was Hotel Manager at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington DC and subsequently, the Beverly Wiltshire hotel in California.
Ms. Henke will be taking over from Mr. Nicolas Beliard to manage the 370-key Peninsula Bangkok.
About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)
Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Paris (opening in late 2013). The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John’s Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.
For further information on this release, please contact:
Irene Lau
Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs
The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited
Tel: +852-2840-7788
Fax: +852-2840-7567
Email: irenelau@peninsula.com
Websites: http://www.hshgroup.com, http://www.peninsula.com
Source: The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

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November 9, 2012 at 11:01 am

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GLOBAL ENTREPOLIS @ SINGAPORE 2012 Forum Closes with Ignited Interest in Emerging Markets, Green Growth Opportunities

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Theme of “Capitalising on Fast Changing Markets” enabled 1,200 attendees to gather insights on market opportunities from first-time participants Ukraine, Sharjah (UAE), Myanmar and Bangladesh
SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Global Entrepolis @ Singapore (GES) Business Leaders Summit 2012 wrapped up its final session giving 1,200 attendees from 32 countries new insights from policy makers and corporate decision makers from established as well as newly emerging markets like Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sharjah and Ukraine.
The Business Leaders Summit 2012 was complemented by forums on Asia Pacific Sustainability Leadership, Supply Chain Leadership, Growth through Franchising, the SBF SME Convention, as well as a talent development masterclass.
This ninth edition of the annual event, themed “Capitalising on Fast Changing Markets”, was presented by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), the republic’s apex chamber, and organised by SBF-PICO Events. GES 2012 underlined the growing importance of Singapore as a gateway for the exchange of ideas and business-to-business facilitation.
Mr Tony Chew, Chairman of Singapore Business Federation commented: “I am delighted to see the strong turnout of delegates from across Asia and beyond. The Global Entrepolis @ Singapore Summit 2012 has delivered on its promise of engaging and providing insights to delegates on global issues, as well as the strategies to forge ahead. I am pleased that the expanded GES programme has been well received. It has been useful in helping delegates assess the opportunities and develop useful business contacts. GES continues to be an important networking platform. It highlights the growing importance of Singapore as a gateway for the exchange of fresh ideas and solutions.”
The Ukraine Ambassador to Singapore, H.E. Pavlo Sultansky said that the country participated in GES 2012 because the republic provides a “comprehensive platform and convenient opportunities for trade, investment and networking.” The Department of the State Agency for Investment and National Projects set up a booth for the first time and also shared the emerging opportunities open to the Singapore business community.
“Singapore private investors are already doing well in logistics and trade, in food processing, and real estate business in Ukraine. Investments in energy security, well-known science and technological projects also offer equally good potential,” he said. A bilateral free trade agreement and the expected conclusion of Ukraine-Singapore Air service agreement and liberalisation of travel are currently in the pipeline.
Another first time participant at this annual forum was Sharjah, one of the leading emirates and the key manufacturing hub in UAE. Commenting on the participation by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) in the event, H.E. Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal said: “Singapore has one of the fastest growing economies in the world and its government actively encourages foreign investment to diversify the State’s resources.
With the region’s leading business leaders, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and policy makers present, this forum provides an excellent opportunity for Shurooq and its counterparts to highlight Sharjah’s numerous and varied attractions,” he said.
ANZ Bank, with a banking network across 28 markets in the Asia Pacific, continued to support GES as it reflected the pulse of commerce in the region. ANZ Asia-Pacific Chief Economist Paul Gruenwald said: “As the Asia region continues to develop beyond being just a workshop for the world, we are seeing ‘Asia demand for Asian products’.
“We are seeing the demand for foreign-made luxury goods take off, reflecting a rising middle class across the region. While this trend is well established in Northeast Asia, we think that the next wave will be into Southeast Asia, which has shown its growth resilience during the financial crisis period,” he said, adding that GES 2012 provided a good platform for decision makers to enhance this understanding.
Another first time participant at the show was Sri Lanka’s Smart Media The Annual Report Company, which launched itself into Southeast Asia through GES 2012. “We see a burning desire among the top companies in the region to position themselves to a global audience as compelling investment propositions. These companies want to project their drivers of value and corporate governance more effectively,” said Chairman Dr. Vijith Kannangara.
In addition, GES 2012 conducted several programmes including the ‘SBF SME Convention 2012’, ‘Asia Pacific Sustainability Investment Forum’, ‘Growth Through Franchising Forum’, ‘Supply Chain Leadership Forum’ and ‘Selection, Development and Retention of Your Highly Talented People Forum’.
About Global Entrepolis @ Singapore
Presented by Singapore Business Federation (SBF), Global Entrepolis @ Singapore is an annual business platform which brings together a community of regional business leaders, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and policy makers for a series of highly focused discussions on the latest outlook on global markets, business model trends, innovative ideas and new approaches to growth in an ever shifting economic landscape.
Each year, GES gathers an outstanding ensemble of renowned international speakers who are well recognised thought leaders in their fields of expertise. Their participation and sharing of market experience and deep business acumen have contributed to making GES a must attend event for business leaders in the region.
About Singapore Business Federation
As the apex business chamber, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) champions the interests of the business community in Singapore, in trade, investment and industrial relations. Nationally, SBF acts as the bridge between the government and businesses in Singapore to create a conducive business environment. Internationally, SBF represents the business community in bilateral, regional and multilateral for the purpose of trade expansion and business networking. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.sbf.org.sg
Media contacts
Joseph Rajendran Gerald De Cotta
Tranz Communications Pte Ltd Singapore Business Federation
DID: 65-6886 4839 DID: 65-6827 6896
Mobile: 65-9228 7801 Mobile: 65-9004 6920
Email: joseph@tranzcomm.com Email: gerald@sbf.org.sg

Casuarina Peck Eileen Lee
Tranz Communications Pte Ltd Singapore Business Federation
DID: 65-6886 4839 DID: 65-6827 6874
Mobile: 65-9363 5609 Mobile: 65-9004 6920
Email: casuarina@tranzcomm.com Email: eileen.lee@sbf.org.sg
Source: Singapore Business Federation

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October 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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Office Building Expense Highest in Tokyo, Osaka, and Sydney among Asian Markets

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Costs in Hyderabad and Hanoi are among the world’s lowest in a new Whitestone Publication.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — What does it cost to run the same building in 168 cities around the world? In its annual study, Whitestone ranked building expenses (not including rent) for the world’s major office building markets. Highest costs for a typical office building are $22.61 USD per square foot in Zurich, while lowest costs are $2.54 in Minsk.
Most Expensive

Rank City Total
1 Zurich, Switzerland $22.61
2 Geneva, Switzerland $22.05
3 Tokyo, Japan $18.99
4 Honolulu, United States $18.01
5 Osaka, Japan $17.71
6 Vienna, Austria $16.64
7 Sydney, Australia $16.55
8 Fukuoka, Japan $15.77
9 New York, United States $15.73
10 Copenhagen, Denmark $15.33

Least Expensive

Rank City Total
159 Bangalore, India $3.50
160 Buenos Aires, Argentina $3.38
161 Kiev, Ukraine $3.18
162 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam $3.16
163 Hanoi, Vietnam $3.13
164 Chennai, India $2.88
165 Kolkata, India $2.81
166 Hyderabad, India $2.81
167 Kabul, Afghanistan $2.57
168 Minsk, Belarus $2.54
Reported costs for a model 2 Story Office building. All costs are reported in $USD using May 30, 2012 exchange rates.
The complete list of costs for global cities is presented in the Whitestone Facility Operating Cost Reference 2012-2013, International Version. Updated annually, the Reference is a unique source of cost data for 74 building types and 11 types of expenses, including custodial services, energy, grounds, maintenance and repair, management, pest control, refuse, road clearance, telecommunications, and water and sewer.
About Whitestone
Whitestone Research, with offices in Washington, DC and Santa Barbara, California, specializes in applied policy research and software development. Whitestone products and services are used every year by thousands of major corporations, government agencies, and public and private institutions. Other Whitestone products include the annual Whitestone Cost Reference books, CostLab online cost tool, and the MARS Cost Forecast System.
CONTACT:
Doug Abate
1-800-210-0137
dabate@whitestoneresearch.com

Source: Whitestone Research

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October 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm

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Cashmere World Makes Strong Debut in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG/PRNewswire/ — Cashmere World had a successful debut in Hong Kong, benefitting from the presence of important international buying offices in the city and enjoying the synergy with collocated fair, Fashion Access (25 – 27 September 2012). Close to 2,000 buyers from 50 countries were on hand to view the fibres, yarns and finished cashmere products on offer.

Exhbitors’ products display with colourful cashmere

Opening Ceremony of Cashmere World 2012

Visitors’ feel the sense of luxury of cashmeres products
Hong Kong registered the biggest number of visitors with 942, followed by Mainland China, 500, and Japan, 114. The other countries/regions with the most buyers registered were Australia, India, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan, Russia and the USA.
Informative seminars held during the fair, “Peclers Paris’ FW13-14 Key Accessories Trends for Women/Men/Youth/Kids” and “Buying Accessories for the European Market” provided the latest trends for cashmere industry. Besides, proving to be an important element of the fair was the conferences on “Solutions to Exporting Cashmere Products to Western Countries” & “Development & Trends in the Cashmere Trade”, offering different perspectives from different sectors of the cashmere industry.
Mr Hao Xukuan, chairman of Viction Cashmere Group, took a supplier’s point of view, highlighting the superior position of China’s cashmere. Hao noted that China produces 200,000 tons of cashmere fibre a year, 70% of which comes from Inner Mongolia. In fact, 50% of the world’s cashmere comes from this region. The quality is excellent, being shiny white and of 14 microns in fineness. With a good supply of quality raw material, together with state of the art machinery and techniques plus professional management, China has an advantage over other cashmere supplying regions of the world.
However after the 2008 financial crisis, China was faced with a number of challenges: a strong currency, raw material price increases and rising labour and energy costs that chipped away at China’s cashmere advantage. The strict ecological production requirements of Western countries also created a barrier that kept many Chinese cashmere brands from entering the international market.
Mr Hao believes that China must develop a good platform for its cashmere industry, developing it as a strong and reliable manufacturing base. His own company Viction has been a successful supplier of cashmere fibre, yarn, and finished items to the world’s leading cashmere brands.
Another problem that China now faces is the lower sale price of cashmere which is killing the luxury image of cashmere and hence its profits. Mr Hao believes that Chinese cashmere companies also must strive to develop a luxury brand image. Viction, for example, is now venturing into brand development with the end in view of marketing its own cashmere labels to domestic customers which he sees as a huge potentially profitable market.
In fact, the World Luxury Association (WLA) has forecasted a sharp rise in the purchase of luxury goods until at least 2014/2015, with China leading the way. Already, Chinese purchases of luxury goods in France, Italy and the UK account for 48% of all sales. With China reducing its customs duties on imported luxury goods, starting October 2011, it is expected that luxury sales within China will increase considerably. Prestige cashmere labels from Italy and Scotland are already present in China but reduced import tariffs will make China even more attractive to international and Chinese brands.
From the other end of the spectrum, Ms Alessandra Cocchi, managing director of EastMax Fashion Ltd spoke from the perspective of a buyer. She has nervously been watching the ongoing fierce price war, with China buying up a quarter of greasy cashmere and creating a monopoly, she said. Available quantities of greasy cashmere have been drastically reduced — China is down to 5-6000 tons from 11-12000 tons and Mongolia is now below 3000 tons down from 5-6000 tons 2-3 years ago. As an extension of the supply situation in China and Mongolia, China has been actively buying in Afghanistan and prices there have also surged up to Mongolian levels with most supplies depleted.
Cocchi is also concerned about the increasing number of cashmere goats, resulting in less grazing grassland per goat, therefore the fibre has become coarser. Breeding in quantity and not quality is not good for the future of cashmere industry, she warned. Concurring with Mr Hao, she stressed that cashmere should remain a luxury item and need to eliminate low and mass market products to uphold the fine image of cashmere.
Interestingly, Mr Murray Ko Sek-yan, MD of Meridian Industries Ltd took on a buyer as well as a supplier perspective. His company is involved in cashmere production from the fibre stage to the end product. It includes overseeing the healthy growth of the goats, the harvesting of the fibres, processing it into yarns and the knitting of the final garments — the total production line.
He noted that Western customers place great emphasis on cashmere composition tests to show proof of quality. However, test results are far from accurate, with the same batch of cashmere tested at different test laboratories, or even in the same laboratory but with different technicians, yielding different results. China uses the mostly optic microscopy approach while Europe does scanning electron microscopy.
Hence he recommends in house and third party testing every step of the process; doing counter testing to verify; avoiding contamination of the tested cashmere fibre with other fibres; and using a reputable testing company. Keeping good records of testing on the same lot of cashmere fibres at different stages of the process would be beneficial when challenged to show proof by the buyer. “If you have done due diligence, the buyers are more inclined to work it out with you,” he said.
No doubt, Asian manufacturers have learned hard and fast about the cashmere business in the recent past, said Mr Ronnie Lamb, an international cashmere consultant. Some of them are now ready to test their skills in the international market by launching their own brands. “Brand is about reputation and branding is reputation building. Brand strategy and business strategy are related and works hand in hand. Good brands involve clarity, personality, reliability, trust, the promise of an experience, and the consistent delivery of that experience.”
Cashmere World is a vertically integrated business platform for the international cashmere trade. Started in 2010, it has since become the annual meeting place for cashmere producers and buyers, a catalyst for innovations in cashmere production technology, and an important venue for the promotion of the unique qualities that make cashmere one of the world’s best-loved luxury materials.
It returns next year, from 25 to 27 September.
Notes to Editors
About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 240 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia, we stage the leading events of their kind across the region. Our 200 events, 24 publications and 16 vertical portals serve over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant market news and industry trends, and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have over 1,100 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.
About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,500 staff in 40 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
About China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce & Animal By-Products (CFNA, http://www.cccfna.org.cn)
The China Chamber of Commerce of Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce & Animal By-Products was established in September 1988. It has industry development as well as regulatory responsibilities, helps to implement policies and serves as a bridge between the industry and the government. At present, the chamber has 5,000 corporate members across the country, with 43 national-level sub-chambers covering all agricultural products. The Cashmere Sub-Chamber is one of these and has a history of more than ten years. Major members include the top 15 organisations which form the core of China’s cashmere industry and whose export accounts for half of the national total.
For fair details, please contact:
Ms Perrine Ardouin, Event Director
Email: Perrine.Ardouin@ubm.com
For media enquiries, please contact:
Ms Gay Amistoso, Marketing Communications Manager
Email: gamistoso@gmail.com
Ms Sally Wong, Marketing Communications Executive
Email: Sally.Wong@ubm.com
APLF Limited
17/F China Resources Building
26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852-2827-6211
Fax: +852-2827-7831
Website: http://www.aplf.com
Website: http://www.cashmereworldfair.com
Source: UBM Asia

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October 17, 2012 at 10:19 am

7th China Software and Sourcing Summit to Explore New Paths Forward and Find Advantages in New Global Dynamic

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Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 Summit to Connect Global Industry Leaders, Entrepreneurs With Dynamic Chinese Outsourcing Market
XI’AN, China /PRNewswire/ — As business opportunities in China have become increasingly relevant to today’s global economy, the 7th China Software & Sourcing Summit offers participants a prime opportunity for access and insight into the dynamic workings of the Chinese outsourcing industry. One of the biggest events of the year organized by Shaanxi Province Government and supported by the China Ministry of Commerce, China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the summit will bring together global entrepreneurs, high-level government officials, experts from China’s leading academic and research institutions, and top executives from multi-national companies in the US, Europe, Japan, and Korea. Attendees will be treated to a highly-anticipated lineup of speakers which includes Guenter Krieger, CIO of BMW Brilliance Automotive; Randy Mott, CIO of General Motors, Chris Kaisand, VP of AIG; Simon Lake, Commercial Director of CLS Services; Eliza Kwok, Managing Director of BT China; Michael P. Connors, Chairman & CEO of ISG, Thomas E. Mead CEO of Globalization Today; together with influential officials from the China Ministry of Commerce (MOC) and the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT); and Mr. Ni Guangnan, a senior fellow from the Chinese Academy of Engineering will address this year’s keynote.
Themed “Finding Advantage in a Dynamic Global Market”, this year’s conference will “take the pulse of the outsourcing industry” and explore new paths forward in the wake of the financial crisis. Presentations, breakout sessions, and exhibitions will emphasize several of the hottest themes in technology, including cloud computing and mobile Internet development. Attendees will be able to participate in the world premiere of the Mobile Internet Developer Competition, a global contest series that will launch in Xi’an. Finally, attendees will have the chance to witness a historic event at this year’s summit: the signing of the Xi’an-Shannon Strategic Cooperation Agreement, marking a partnership between two giants in the software park industry, the Xi’an Software Park and the Shannon Software Park in Ireland. Throughout the conference, participants will enjoy the benefits of continual networking opportunities and unparalleled access to new business openings in the Chinese market, and experience firsthand Xi’an’s enormous potential as a global innovator for software outsourcing and R&D.
The Xi’an High-Tech Zone is currently the biggest driver of economic growth in the city of Xi’an. This zone currently hosts leaders in China’s electronic, manufacturing, and biomedical industries, as well as major international companies like Samsung Electric, Schneider, etc. As recently as on September 12th 2012, Samsung Electronics Co. launched a new USD $7 billion manufacturing facility in the Xi’an High-Tech Zone, which marks the company’s biggest investment in China to date. The Xi’an Software Park, located inside of the High-Tech zone and home to 1,090 IT enterprises and over 100,000 employees, is one of the major IT centers in China.
The city of Xi’an itself is at the heart of the recent technology boom in China. While it is the biggest city in northwestern China, it has a remarkably low cost of living; it also has one of the highest percentages of university talent in its population nationwide. Visitors will be able to experience all of Xi’an’s rich offerings for themselves at the conference. From the famed terracotta warriors to the picturesque Datang Furong Dynasty Garden, Xi’an’s many cultural treasures are only a short ride away from the conference hotel.
For more information, visit http://www.xasoftware-summit.com/ or http://serviceoutsourcing2china.com/.
Source: Xi’an Software Park

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October 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

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