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CXOHONOUR® AWARDS 2018 - Over 500 CXO heavyweights voted during the 3rd edition in Singapore.

Honouring credible young and emerging tech innovators and solution providers   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 October, 2018 - 500 CXOs and IT leaders from end-user enterprises around the region voted for winners in Information Management, IT infrastructure Management & Cyber Security  areas for the CXOHONOUR® AWARDS 2018 at the glittering Red Carpet HONOUR event held at The St Regis Singapore on Oct 10, 2018.   The selection process involved nominations for Finalists by the CXOHONOUR® Advisory Council (www.cxohonour.com/advisory-council) consisting of influential CIOs, CFOs and CISOs representing leading local and regional organisations in Singapore. Over 500 CXOs comprising of IT Directors, Business & Finance Directors, Heads of data centers and Cyber Security from organisations in the Asia-Pacific region were subsequently invited to vote for a winner from among the finalists shortlisted by the Advisory Council in each category.   The following innovative vendors garnered the most endorsements by the CXO community in various categories:   *     Anaplan (www.anaplan.com) for Corporate Performance Management & Financial Planning and Analysis categories   *     Azendian (www.azendian.com) for Big Data Solutions Provider category   *     Back Office Associates (www.boaweb.com) for Data Transformation & Quality Management category   *     Carbon Black (www.carbonblack.com) for Intelligent End Point Protection category   *     Cloud4c (www.cloud4c.com) for Managed Cloud Services Provider category   *     Cloudera (www.cloudera.com) for Open Source Operational Database Technology category   *  &n ......read more

DHL Global Forwarding puts Japan’s FIA races into top gear with multimodal freight for racecars and equipment

Air and ocean freight will carry critical vehicles from UK and China to JapanDHL's multimodal solution was designed to maximize safety while minimizing lag between adjacent races on both championships' schedules   TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 17 October 2018 - DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, will provide end-to-end multimodal freight support for the back-to-back Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the WTCR -- FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) Race in Japan. As the official logistics partner of the global championship races for the seventh year, DHL Global Forwarding will deliver racing cars, spares and equipment via air, ocean and land freight to the WEC's Fuji International Speedway and WTCR's Suzuka Circuit.  WTCR drivers race in three continents across the season thanks to DHLTom Coronel prepares to go racing in the WTCR with the support of DHL To support the races, DHL Global Forwarding will manage all transportation, customs clearance, and ground handling for 36 racecars, spares, and ancillary equipment -- including everything from specialized tires to high-performance engine blocks. Prior to the WEC race at Mount Fuji, DHL will ship the cargos via a combination of ocean and air freight from the United Kingdom and Germany to the Port of Tokyo, before delivering the cars and other equipment to the race circuits via road. In the lead-up to the WTCR's race, a second set of vehicles will arrive via ocean freight direct from their previous race in Wuhan, China.   "It is our honor to be partnering with the FIA once again for both the World Endurance Championship as well as the WTCR Race of Japan," said Charles Kaufmann, President/Representative Director -- Japan K.K, and CEO, North Asia South Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding. "As with all of the motorsports events we support around the world, our goal remains the same: deliver the r ......read more

Sustainable Science takes DSM to the top

ACES Awards for top Green Companies in Asia   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 October 2018 - More than 15 years of integrating science, business strategy and sustainability was recognized today as Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, was awarded the Top Green Companies in Asia Award at the 2018 Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability (ACES) Awards. Pieter Nuboer, Vice President, Animal Nutrition and Health, and President, DSM Nutritional Products, Asia Pacific receives the Top Green Companies in Asia award   "We are a science based company that is purpose led, seeking ways to qualitatively change the lives of people for the better," said Pieter Nuboer, Vice President, Animal Nutrition and Health, and President, DSM Nutritional Products, Asia Pacific. "Bringing sustainable applications of science to consumers at large is at the heart of our purpose and is truly embedded in our DNA. As we continue to grow our impact in Asia, this recognition is particularly welcome."   The company's commitment to sustainable practice has been acknowledged globally for many years. It has ranked among global leaders in the materials industry group of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the past 15 years and held the number one position in the sector eight times.   To promote good nutrition among its employees, DSM serves lunch meals that include fortified rice kernels enhanced with essential micronutrients to its workers at its Malaysia Premix Plant. In Singapore, these fortified rice kernels are distributed by DSM through social enterprise 45RICE, to address nutritional challenges of migrant workers.   In other activity the company has joined Singapore's #beatplasticpollution campaign to raise awareness of plastic waste. The company also participated in the Healthy Ageing APAC Summit 2018, with its executives speaking on age-related diseases caused by malnutrition. ......read more

Manulife Malaysia CEO wins Outstanding Leaders in Asia by ACES Awards

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 17 October 2018 - Mark O'Dell, the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Manulife Holdings Berhad (MHB) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Manulife Insurance Berhad in Malaysia has been conferred the Outstanding Leaders in Asia award by Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES Awards).From left: Ms. Shanggari Balakrishnan, CEO of MORS Group, award recipient Mr Mark O'Dell, CEO of Manulife Malaysia and Mr. Luis Bueno Nieto, ACES Awards Jury.   Mark began his journey in Asia in 1994, joining Manulife in 2008 as the President and CEO of Manulife Taiwan and became Senior Vice President, South East Asia in November 2012, overseeing strong growth in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.   He has served as Group CEO and Executive Director of MHB since January 2013, spearheading several significant milestones for Manulife Malaysia and its subsidiaries. Under his leadership, the acquisition of MAAKL Mutual Berhad (MAAKL) and the activation of the first exclusive bank partnership with Alliance Bank happened.   Then in 2017, MHB set up the subsidiary Manulife Insurance Labuan Limited (MILL) to cater to high net worth customers.   In the same year, MHB's corporate branding got a major boost with the naming rights for the Mass Rapid Transit station Manulife Semantan. This move, under Mark's guidance, strengthened Manulife's brand presence and provided much value to the business.   Strengthening MHB's history as an active and caring corporate citizen, Mark has partnered with a non-profit crowdfunding platform in a three-year contract. Since 2016, Manulife and its employees have been actively involved in various health and community-related initiatives. For this effort, Manulife Malaysia was awarded the CSR Malaysia Award 2018, Company of the Year in the Financial Services Category for Pioneering Community Health & Children Welfare Initiatives.   In winning ......read more

MEDICAL TAIWAN, the Ultimate International Health Related Professional Trade Show, Presents a Complete Ecosystem of the Global Medical Industry

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 17 October 2018 - MEDICAL TAIWAN, which focuses on medical, health, and care, is taking place June 27-30, 2019 at the TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 in Taiwan.   The event organizer the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), has integrated two shows, MEDICARE and SenCARE, to create a new show, MEDICAL TAIWAN, which combines three fields - Medical, Health and Care - to create the only B2B business platform in the medical device and healthcare industry in Taiwan.   The growth of the aging population has translated into greater demand for medical treatment and care services. Industry insiders are therefore pursuing more efficient medical care solutions, in order to reduce medical costs. The three topics at MEDICAL TAIWAN will synchronize the trends of health management, precision medicine and long-term care, and reveal the advantages of Taiwanese medical supply chains.   MEDStartup Village Showcases the Innovations that are Shaping Future Digital Healthcare Trends.   Artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) will dominate future medical developments. Companies in both the ICT and traditional industries are cooperating with the aim of embracing infinite opportunities. With its strong drive in the precision-machine and ICT industries, Taiwan is keeping an eye on this market.   MEDStartup Village was established to enable startups to showcase their ideas and get funding to substantiate their products, as well as provide a space for companies to network and shape the future of digital healthcare.   Abundant Business Opportunities for Professionals in the Medical Industry   The previous event attracted 5,286 local and international industry visitors from China, Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, the Philippines, USA, South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore. 290 one-on-one procur ......read more

Founder of DatVietVAC honored with 2 Asian Awards for Excellence in Leadership and Business

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 16 October 2018 - Dinh Ba Thanh is the Chairman & CEO of DatVietVAC - the largest Media, Entertainment and Technology Group in Vietnam. He is today the recipient of two prestigious awards at the ACES Awards 2018 and the Asia HRD Awards 2018: the Eminent Leaders in Asia Award and Movers & Shakers Award. In 11.10.2018, the ACES and Asia HRD award ceremonies were held at the Fairmont Hotel, Singapore and White Palace, Ho Chi Minh City, respectively.     Chairman & CEO of DatVietVAC Mr Dinh Ba Thanh received the Eminent Leaders Awards, Singapore   DatVietVAC was founded in 1994, with operations in three companies: DatViet Media (Vietnam's premier media company), DatViet OOH (Vietnam's first Out-of-home advertising company) and DDB Vietnam (Vietnam's first affiliate media agency).   Since inception, DatVietVAC has grown to include 11 companies, each of which has made its mark in a different field of Vietnam's media and entertainment industry. These include Dong Tay Promotion, the largest production house for reality TV shows; TK-L, the first and largest television licensing company; M&T Pictures, Vietnam's largest production house for TV drama; DID TV, the first private TV channel in Vietnam and Nomad MGMT, the first international talent management agency in Vietnam. Their combination, under the banner of DatVietVAC, had a goal to transform the media and entertainment landscape of Vietnam and further. In 2017, VNR500 ranked DatVietVAC the first in Vietnam's Media and Television industry; FAST500 ranked it the eleventh overall in a league of Vietnam's fastest growing companies.   Its multimedia ecosystem commands the first place in streaming with 6 billion views and 13 million subscribers. September 2018 marked a milestone when DatVietVAC reached a monthly average of 1 billion views.   The two awards marked Mr. Dinh Ba Thanh oustanding journey leading DatVi ......read more

GAUSSIN awards ST Engineering’s Land Systems arm an exclusive licence to manufacture and market the AGV PERFORMANCE® in Singapore

The licence awarded comprising an entry fee plus royalties on future sales for the next 20 years HERICOURT, FRANCE - EQS - 16 October 2018 - GAUSSIN Manugistique (EURONEXT GROWTH FR0010342329) has announced a 20-year exclusive licensing contract set to last until 2038 with the land systems arm of ST Engineering, a global technology, defence and engineering company listed on the SGX, to manufacture, promote, distribute and market the PERFORMANCE® ultra-fast charge FULL ELEC AGV in Singapore.   PERFORMANCE ULTRA-FAST CHARGE FULL ELEC AGV   The PERFORMANCE® ultra-fast charge FULL ELEC AGV in operation since March 2018 in a Singapore container terminal 1.    The PERFORMANCE® ultra-fast charge FULL ELEC AGV: GAUSSIN's 70-tonne automated big robot  In May 2016 (see press release dated 11 May 2016), Groupe GAUSSIN received an order from a Singapore port operator for two FULL ELEC AGVs. The order was issued as part of an initial call for tenders for the Singapore port automation programme. The PERFORMANCE FULL ELEC AGVs were designed and produced under a co-development agreement between GAUSSIN and the local port authority that includes shipment of the vehicles plus three fast charge FULL ELEC PowerPacks and their delivery in March 2018. This key milestone culminated in a Certificate of Final Completion (SAT) marking the final validation of the two vehicles. While the tests were underway in Singapore, GAUSSIN field experts provided comprehensive training on site.   2.    The licensing business model gets the go-ahead The licence awarded to ST Engineering's Land Systems arm, comprising an entry fee plus royalties on future sales, involves the Ultra-Fast Charge PERFORMANCE® AGV for Singapore. This licence includes know-how, patents and software developed over the past several years by GAUSSIN and will form part of the Group's Smart Mobility offerings for the indus ......read more

Pacific Life Re collaborates with P9 Ltd to develop interactive insurance ‘customer journeys’

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16th October 2018 - Pacific Life Re today announced an exclusive partnership with P9 Ltd, a Hong Kong-based technology company which engages in the production of interactive films, animations and gamification, along with data collection and analysis.   This collaboration will focus on the development of interactive 'customer journeys' which provide education of life's risks, conveniently accessible solutions and simple fulfilment. In addition, customers will be able to personalise their experience and influence the nature of generic and risk education information provided to them.   This partnership extends across Asia Pacific and reinforces Pacific Life Re's commitment in bringing a new capability to insurer distribution of its life and health propositions. It combines the company's passion for driving innovation in products and services as well as P9 Ltd's digital capabilities and cross-industry understanding of customer motivations.   Joe Durkan, Regional Alternative Distribution Leader, Pacific Life Re Asia, said, "We are delighted to be able to work with like-minded professionals who wish to co-develop effective digital engagement tools which can deliver on modern-day consumer expectations of simplicity, personalisation and mobile-based utilisation.  Through gamified education and our strengths in guaranteed and simplified issue product propositions, we bring holistic support to our insurance partners in engaging and protecting both new and existing customers with increasing effectiveness in this digital age."   "The digital revolution allows us to make any process more effective, efficient, and exciting. We are pleased to build simple and engaging client distribution tools, enabling a truly easy insurance sales experience for Pacific Life Re's clients", concludes Benjamin Tag, Co-founder and Chief Production Officer of P9 Ltd.    About Pacific Life Re Pacific Life ......read more

OKI Printers for Architecture, Engineering and Design Industries on show at BuildTech Asia 2018

Visitors to the OKI booth will get the chance to experience printing devices designed to meet the needs of the industry -- the Teriostar series and the C911dn colour printer   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 October 2018 - OKI is participating in BuildTech 2018 from the 22nd to 24th of October. The company -- a global leader in B2B printing technology from Japan -- will give show visitors the opportunity to view the Teriostar LP-1040-MF, which is one of two engineering printer models now available in Singapore. Also on display will be the C911dn, a versatile colour A3+ digital LED printer that has a multitude of uses for print. The annual tradeshow, which is being held at the Singapore EXPO, is expected to attract visitors from the architecture, interior design and building industries. Visitors can find OKI at Hall 3, Booth J09.   Figure 1. The LP-1040-MF engineering printer by OKI will be on display at BuildTech Asia 2018The LP-1040-MF and LP-2060-MF, which make up the Teriostar series, are wide format multifunction printers designed to boost productivity in construction, architecture, design, engineering and reprographics offices where deadlines are tight and time is money. The LP-1040-MF and the LP-2060-MF print at super speeds; up to 7 A1 size prints per minute and up to 9 A1 size prints per minute, respectively. Both models are capable of both colour and mono scanning; scan speeds of 240 mm per second plus the capability to run parallel tasks also makes workflows even faster. A unique industry feature of both models is the user-replaceable process cartridge -- essentially a combination cartridge and photoconductor drum, which would deliver significant benefits to users, such as increased uptime and reduced support costs.   There are other features which make these printers simple and intuitive to use too. For example, all controls are managed at the front by a clear 8.5" colour touch screen panel, which gives rapid acces ......read more

New Research Uncovers Impact of Owning an Old PC on SMBs in Asia Pacific

Techaisle research commissioned by Microsoft and Intel uncovers that the cost of upkeeping a PC older than four years can be used to purchase at least two new Modern PCsSMBs running Windows 7 devices within the organization should seek to make the shift before End of Support in January 2020   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 October 2018 - Still own a PC or laptop older than four years old? You may be spending more on its upkeep than buying a new modern device.   Microsoft and Intel today unveiled new research from Techaisle, a leading global SMB IT market research and analyst organization, which highlighted the opportunities that Asia Pacific's SMBs have by upgrading to modern devices at work.   The study[1], which surveyed 2,156 SMB organizations across Asia Pacific, found that the cost of keeping a PC more than four years old is US$2,736 per device -- enough to replace the ageing hardware with two or more new PCs.   Fig 1. Cost of owning an older PC   The study ......read more

Grand Talents Group Holdings Limited Trading Debut Closed at HK$0.75 Per Share with An Increase of Around 88% as Compared to The Final Offer Price

HONG KONG, CHINA -  Media OutReach - 15 October 2018 - Grand Talents Group Holdings Limited (the "Grand Talents Group", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; stock code: 8516), a local subcontractor engaged in civil engineering works, announces its successful listing on GEM of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("SEHK") today.    The closing price of the Grand Talents Group's shares was HK$0.75 per share, which was 87.5% higher than the final offer price of HK$0.40 per share. The highest share price of the day was HK$0.76 per share. On its first trading day, trading volume of the shares of the Grand Talents Group reached approximately 47 million with a total turnover of over HK$24.7 million.   Pulsar Capital Limited is the Sole Sponsor. Sun International Securities Limited is the Sole Bookrunner and the Joint Lead Manager. Elstone Securities Limited is the Joint Lead Manager.   Commenting on the trading debut, Mr. Ha Chak Hung, Chairman and Executive Director of Grand Talents Group Holdings Limited, said, "the successful listing of the Grand Talents Group's share on GEM of SEHK is a proof of investors' confidence in the future prospects of the Group. We strived to capitalise on the international financing platform, to further enhance the Group's recognition and cater for the growing demand and capture opportunities from the increase of Government expenditure in the civil engineering industry."    About Grand Talents Group Holdings Limited Grand Talents Group Holdings Limited is a civil engineering subcontractor with over eight years of experience in Hong Kong. It principally repairs and maintains structures of roads and highways in Hong Kong. Since 2013, it has extended its services to the construction of sewerage, waterworks and barrier-free access facilities. Grand Talents Group recorded approximately HK$91.8 million of total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2018. The Group intends ......read more

Cushman & Wakefield Releases Research on Innovation and Technology Development and Property Opportunities in the Greater Bay Area

Development of Innovation & Technology in the Greater Bay Area Hinges on "Joint Forces"HONG KONG, CHINA -  Media OutReach - 15 October 2018 - Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, recently released the fourth report in the Research Series of Greater Bay Area (GBA) -- "Innovation and Technology Drive Development: Research on Innovation and Technology Industry and Property Opportunities in the Greater Bay Area". The report focuses on Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan and analyses the development status and main advantages and disadvantages of the innovation and technology industry and property opportunities in each of these four cities. It also offers an outlook on the coordination and cooperation of different cities as the GBA further develops. Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan and their respective edge The report said that innovation and technology industries of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan have begun to establish their respective competitive advantages: Hong Kong: The meeting point for global innovation elements. As one of the top three global financial centres, Hong Kong is the meeting point for global innovation elements, high-end talents and corporate institutions. At the same time, thanks to its international business model and service system, it is undoubtedly the most important gateway city for high-tech enterprises from the GBA to connect with the international market. Hong Kong's financial infrastructures are highly developed. Many fintech companies have set up office in the city which in turn helps bring global capital to the innovation and technology industry of the Greater Bay Area. Hong Kong has a good number of internationally top-ranking universities and high-end scientific research institutions, with outstanding research talents and extensive experience in technological research and development, intellectual property and related fields. Th ......read more

2018 Hong Kong Cyclothon Brings the First Fierce Finale of the Hammer Series to Asia

14 Top-ranked Pro Cycling Teams and Thousands of Cycling Lovers Pedalled through the City along Picturesque Victoria Harbour and Key Landmarks   HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 October 2018 - On 14 October, more than 5,400 cycling professionals and enthusiasts raced through the city of Hong Kong at the annual Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon, as the not-to-be-missed event on the international cycling calendar returned for the fourth straight year. Eleven UCI WorldTour Teams, three Pro Continental Teams and the Hong Kong National Team raced all-out in Hammer Hong Kong, the first and only Asian leg of the revolutionary international professional Hammer Series, a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Asia Tour Class 1.1 Road Race.   Hammer Series 2018, which kicked off in Stavanger, Norway in May and continued in Limburg, Netherlands in June, presented the finale in Hong Kong. Mitchelton-Scott, secured its finale victory, and was crowned Hammer Series Winner 2018.   Earlier in the day, thousands of amateur cyclists from Hong Kong and around the world participated in the equally exciting 50km or 30km rides, and enjoyed the breathtaking ride through the diverse cityscape against Hong Kong's world-famous skyline and fantastic views from three spectacular Hong Kong landmarks: Tsing Ma Bridge, Ting Kau Bridge and Stonecutters Bridge.      For more details of the 2018 Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon, please refer to the press release and fact sheet, or visit www.DiscoverHongKong.com/cyclothon. For more information about the Hammer Hong Kong, please visit www.hammerseries.com/en/hong-kong.   Hammer Hong Kong results Position Team Points 1 Mitchelton-Scott 100 2 Quick-Step Floors 81 3 Bora-Hansgrohe 65   Hammer Series 2018 results* Position ......read more

FrieslandCampina Hong Kong wins two bronze awards in the 15th Stevie International Business Awards®

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - October 15, 2018 - FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Limited (FCHK) is honoured to announce that it has won two bronze awards in the 'Human Resources Department of the Year' and the 'Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year in Asia (China, Japan and Korea)' categories at the 15th Stevie International Business Awards®. FCHK garnered these awards, despite the keen competition from more than 3,900 entries from 74 nations, and the achievements of FCHK's talent management strategy and the 'New Generation Milk Tea Master Training Programme 2017' were recognised.   Recognising that healthy community is one of the essential factors for the foundation of success and sustainable society, FCHK continues to give back by leveraging its dairy heritage and expertise. FCHK and its brand BLACK & WHITE® have been leading the development of the Hong Kong-style milk tea for over 75 years; and are committed to promoting and preserving the Hong Kong-style milk tea making technique, an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong. FCHK formed a public-private partnership with social service organisations and renowned chain restaurant groups to host the second New Generation Milk Tea Master Training Programme, a unique community empowerment and cultural sustainability programme that provided training for unemployed individuals with basic local tea bartending skills, equip trainees with vocational skills and introduce new blood into the industry. FCHK also extend the Programme secondary school students to ensure the preservation of the cultural heritage will get passed on to the next generation. Meanwhile, FCHK aims to create the most successful, professional and attractive dairy company for employees; and the effectiveness of practices used in FCHK's comprehensive talent management strategies have been recognised. FCHK creates an open culture to promote transparent communications between employees and management, nouri ......read more

Launch of Worldwide Hotels Group, Singapore

With six brands in Singapore, and over eight properties overseas, Worldwide Hotels is on track for global expansion  SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 October 2018 - With the consolidation of Hotel 81, Value Hotel, Venue Hotel, V Hotel, Hotel Boss, and Hotel Mi under one umbrella, Worldwide Hotels is Singapore's largest homegrown tourist class hotel group.In Singapore, Worldwide Hotels owns and manages all of its properties here spanning 38 properties and over 6,500 rooms, across the six brands. Beyond its home ground, Worldwide Hotels continues to expand its presence and has acquired properties around the world. Ms Carolyn Choo, Managing Director of Worldwide Hotels Group says, "The consolidation of our brands under Worldwide Hotels marks a transition for us as we celebrate our 25th year.  This sets our intention to expand worldwide, in line with the next phase of the group's long-term growth. Worldwide Hotels strives to be a significant player in the global hospitality scene." With the first hotel established in 1993 by Group Chairman Mr Choo Chong Ngen, Worldwide Hotels has been steadily growing its portfolio and is rapidly expanding overseas with over 8 properties around Asia Pacific. More developments are in the pipeline as the Group continues to grow its footprint at home and beyond. Worldwide Hotels will be celebrating its launch in conjunction with the group's 25th anniversary in October 2018.  About Worldwide Hotels GroupWorldwide Hotels is the largest homegrown tourist class hotel group in Singapore. We currently own and manage all of our properties in Singapore. With the first hotel established in 1993, we have grown from one to six hotel brands spanning 38 properties and over 6,500 rooms. Worldwide Hotels offers a full range of hotel experiences, ensuring guests will always find a brand that will suit their needs. Guests can choose from six hotel brands including Hotel 81, Value Hot ......read more

Spackman Entertainment Group’s Upcoming Film, DEFAULT, Starring Yoo Ah-in Of Spackman Media Group, Set to Release in Korea on 28 November 2018

DEFAULT is a financial thriller film produced by the Company's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Zip CinemaFeaturing Yoo Ah-in of Spackman Media Group, Kim Hye-soo, Heo Jun-ho, Jo Woo-jin and French actor Vincent Cassel, the film is expected to screen in Korea on 28 November 2018    SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 October 2018 - 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 founded by financier Charles Spackman, wishes to announce that the Group's upcoming film, DEFAULT, produced by the Company's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Zip Cinema Co., Ltd. ("Zip Cinema"), is set to release in Korea on 28 November 2018.   DEFAULT is a financial thriller depicting the behind‐the‐scenes story of the tumultuous week leading up to the rescue package agreed upon between the International Monetary Fund ("IMF") and the Republic of Korea to prevent bankruptcy during the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.   The film stars leading Korean actor Yoo Ah-in of the Group's associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited, veteran actress Kim Hye-soo, Heo Jun-ho, Jo Woo-jin and French actor Vincent Cassel.   In DEFAULT, Yoo Ah-in plays a mega investor betting against the country's fortunes. Kim Hye-Soo acts as the leader of the monetary policy team at the Bank of Korea, and French actor Vincent Cassel takes on the role of the managing director of IMF. The film marks the first South Korean project of Vincent Cassell, who starred in French independent films LA HAINE and L'APPARTMENT, as well as Hollywood movies OCEAN'S TWELVE, OCEAN'S THIRTEEN and BLACK SWAN.   DEFAULT was screened at the 71st Cannes International Film Festival. The film is directed by Choi Kook-hee and distributed by CJ Entertainment.   About Spackman Entertainment Group Limited   Spackman Ente ......read more

Cambodian AUW Graduates Emerge as Stars; AUW Commits $3.75 Million in New Scholarships for Cambodian Students

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - Media OutReach - October 15, 2018 - At a simple but dignified ceremony held in the National Sports Complex at the Olympic in Phnom Penh, His Excellency Mr. Yuok Ngoy, the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Government of Kingdom of Cambodia and the Vice Chancellor of the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Bangladesh, Professor Nirmala Rao, OBE, FAcSS, signed a Memorandum of Understanding announcing 50 five-year scholarships valued at US $3.75 million for outstandingly talented women from across Cambodia to pursue their undergraduate studies at AUW. As part of the MOU, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) of Cambodia -- led by its Secretary of State H. E. Mr. Yuok Ngoy has committed to undertake a national campaign to identify for AUW the most promising students from all 24 provinces of the country. The MOU signing ceremony was witnessed by AUW Founder Kamal Ahmad, Under Secretaries H. E. Samedy Sivathana, H. E. Ms. Soeur Socheata, and Deputy Director General Dr. Hun Chanrith, other high officials of the MoEYS, AUW alumnae in Cambodia, and representatives of TV and other media.  Asian University for Women's commitment to Cambodia follows its earlier similar commitments to Afghanistan and Yemen. At home in Bangladesh, the University has extended opportunities to daughters of borrowers of the Grameen Bank and other microfinance institutions, women who work at Bangladesh's largest export industry -- the ready-made garment sectors -- as well as women drawn from the country's extensive network of madrasas. It has also made a special commitment to support education of Rohingya women from Myanmar.Meeting with His Excellency Mr. Yuok Ngoy, the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Government of Kingdom of Cambodia and the Vice Chancellor of the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Bangladesh, Professor Nirmala Rao, OBE, FAcSS in Phnom PenhHis Excellency Mr. Yu ......read more

R3D Global Partners with IM Holdings and Horeca Marketplace To Promote Australian Products in Asia

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 15 October 2018 - R3D Global Limited (ASX: R3D) a regional investor relations and public relations firm, has formed a strategic alliance with IM Holdings Pte Ltd and Horeca Marketplace, providing a one-stop solution to promote, showcase and distribute Australasian products to Asia.    Under the agreement, R3D will provide market advisory, media distribution, marketing and PR services to brands who are seeking to expand outside of Australia. R3D will also be conducting digital marketing and social media campaigns to promote food-tasting and sampling sessions to engage consumers and businesses for an immersive experience. IM Holdings and Horeca Marketplace will offer an omni-channel solution that covers freight forwarding, warehousing, inventory management, e-commerce management, logistics fulfillment, as well as an online marketplace "Buy Direct Australia" for all Australian food products. Apart from these services, Australian products that are on board will also be showcased in a wholesale centre in Singapore that acts as a permanent product display for international F&B products.   "Companies in Australia looking to expand their business into Asia can now leverage a one-stop solution that helps them to expand and grow their business in the most cost-effective and efficient way. We are glad to partner with IM Holdings to effectively assist companies to spread their wings to Asia with R3D's experience, market knowledge and media networks," said Florence Fang, CEO of R3D Global.   Eddie Siow, CEO of IM Holdings said, "IM Holdings is very excited to work together with R3D Global. This partnership will complete our ecosystem and will play a crucial role to raise the brand awareness of the brands that are on board. With our wealth of knowledge, we are confident would create substantial value for stakeholders over the long run period as well as help Australian companies to levera ......read more

China Dongxiang Reports Growth in Same-Store-Sales and Retail Performance for 3Q2018

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 October 2018 - The leading international sportswear brand enterprise in the PRC, China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. ("China Dongxiang" or "the Company", together with its subsidiaries, "the Group", HKEx stock code: 3818) announces its operational data for the third quarter of 2018 (3Q2018).   In 3Q2018, same-store-sales of Kappa stores (excluding Kappa Kids business and Japan business) for the overall off-line platform registered a mid-single digit increase year-on-year ("YoY"), while the retail performance recorded a low double-digit growth YoY.   Mr. Zhang Zhiyong, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer and President of China Dongxiang, said, "In 3Q2018, the Group's operational results continued its upward trend mainly due to encouraging growth in product sales, driving an increased competitiveness of our brand. During 3Q2018, we opened up highly-efficient new stores in a number of well-known shopping malls in the PRC, such as Xidan Joy City, Hangzhou Kerry Centre, and Taiyuan Mixc. More highly-efficient new stores will also be opened in 4Q2018 in other prime commercial districts such as Sanlitun, Beijing, in an effort to optimise our channel distribution. With the above achievements, we believe that Kappa brand has overcome the difficulties, and are confident of the Group's future performance."   About China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. (Stock code: 3818) China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. is a leading international sportswear brand enterprise in China which has been listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 10 October 2007. The Group is primarily engaged in the design, development, marketing and wholesale of branded sportswear in China. Currently, China Dongxiang owns all rights to the internationally renowned Kappa brand in China, Macau and Japan. On 1 May 2008, China Dongxiang completed the acquisition of PHENIX, a Japanese sportswear enterprise. PHENIX is the mo ......read more

Pakistan launches first outbound TIR transport

The first Pakistan TIR transport leaves Karachi today, bound for Kabul via Peshawar and Jalalabad.   SHARJAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - EQS - 13 October 2018 - IRU member, PNC-ICC, issued the first TIR carnet this week to Pakistani transport operator, TCS Logistics, ahead of the departure today, which is marked by a ceremony in Karachi.   Today's launch follows recent meetings in Istanbul between Afghanistan and Pakistan -- where TIR was highlighted as the customs standard to facilitate transport and transit between the two countries and the two TIR actors agreed to initiate test operations from Karachi to Kabul and vice versa.   Savings in time and costs were already reported by an Afghan transport operator last week, which sent three trucks from Torkham, Afghan-Pakistan border crossing point, to Dushanbe, Tajikistan using TIR. TIR was also particularly useful in avoiding large trans-shipment costs at the border with Tajikistan.   IRU Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto, said, "With The TIR system now live in Pakistan, we will see the potential unleashed for Pakistan to become a pivotal transit country linking China to the Middle East and Africa."   Mr. Muhammad Javed Ghani, Director General Transit Trade from Pakistan Customs added, "The TIR system offers a solution for harmonised processes at borders across the region and we should now see cross border transport and transit become much more streamlined and secured."   Tariq M. Rangoonwala, Chair of PNC-ICC, added, "We are delighted to see the first TIR trucks leaving Karachi today. This is the next milestone in our strategy to streamline transport and trade in the region, which will benefit the economies and the communities along these corridors in Pakistan and beyond."   There is now full momentum to use TIR in more transit routes from neighbouring countries including Pakistan and Iran to Central Asia to reduce the cost and time ......read more



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