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UAE's Brightest Minds to Enter Bybit's Crypto Hackathon in UAE

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Media OutReach - 2 October 2023 - Bybit, the world's third most visited crypto exchange, is partnering with American University of Sharjah (AUS) to create an inter-college hackathon, empowering young people to develop new AI and crypto models.

Dubbed the "CryptoAI BUILDER Challenge," this initiative represents a milestone in the partnership between AUS and Bybit, aimed at fostering the growth of Web3. Bybit believes that young people will play a vital role in creating crypto adoption and so it is the lead contributor to the AED 80,000 prize pool. The CryptoAI BUILDER Challenge is part of Bybit's commitment to be the world's Crypto Ark, offering a safe journey to the promise of a decentralized financial system, which is not controlled by any central power. During this event, numerous teams will compete to devise innovative technical solutions across various challenges encompassing artificial intelligence, gaming, and blockchain security. The registration period will begin on Sept. 29 and continue until Oct. 8. Interested students are encouraged to visit the official event website to sign up and secure their spot in this groundbreaking competition. From Oct. 9-13, expert judges will shortlist the most promising proposals. The culmination of the hackathon will be a live event, scheduled to take place from Nov. 3 to 5 at AUS. During these intense days of live coding and collaboration, participants will have the opportunity to refine their projects and present their final prototypes to a distinguished panel of judges. To enrich the participants' experience and provide valuable insights, a series of side workshops will also be organized throughout the hackathon. These workshops will cover various topics related to artificial intelligence and its a more

Hillier Industries Expands Services To Custom-Requested Products To Accommodate Growing Needs

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 2 October 2023 - Hillier Industries Pte Ltd, Singapore's leading pioneer in commercial offset printing, has announced its intentional step to meet and serve the need for customised B2C and B2B printing services through the expansion of its current services to accommodate custom-requested printed products. Because of the recent COVID pandemic, the current economic market is still recovering from the after-effects. Yet despite its present bleakness, many businesses are going through a rebranding process, coming up with new marketing campaigns to attempt to attract loyal customers as well as new ones. To aid these businesses in the success of their marketing campaigns, Hillier Industries has expanded their current services to custom-requested printed products. The focus of this expansion is not on the uniqueness of the products they are able to produce but on their assurance of their capabilities. Currently, at Hillier Industries, their primary services include silk screen printing, UV rotary printing, chemical etching, press stamping, laser marking, die cutting, and slitting. With their current range of services, they are able to produce products such as tagging, nameplates, as well as label and sticker printings. With their experience in the industry and modern equipment, they aim to provide custom-requested products that are tailored to the services they provide, creating individually unique products specified by each customer. Product customisability is and will be an integral aspect of businesses for years to come. Even today, it will still be a priority for many industries and sectors. Product customisation is vital because it will allow customers to feel like they are a part of their products' development process. In addition, product customisation can be conducted to help businesses understand their consumers better. With product customisation, companies are able to target specific demographics and markets better, creating more

VinFast officially launches VF 6 in Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 29 September 2023 - VinFast has officially launched VF 6, its first electric model in the B-SUV segment, the ideal choice to begin every journey for Vietnamese families. With a starting price of 675 million VND, the VF 6 is now available for order in the Vietnamese market from October 20, 2023.

In the Vietnamese market, the VinFast VF 6 comes with 2 trims: Base and Plus. The base trim starts at 675 million VND (excluding battery) or 765 million VND (including battery), while the plus trim starts at 765 million VND (excluding battery) or 855 million VND (including battery). From October 20, 2023, customers can place their orders at VinFast stores, dealer networks, or through the website to enjoy attractive offers. Specifically, customers will receive incentives of up to 20 million VND when making the order from October 20 until 23:59 October 30, 2023; and complete the purchase procedure within 3 months from the date VinFast starts to deliver the VF 6 to the customers. The offer is not applied to the customer who changes the owner's name in the purchase. VinFast will also display VF 6 at VinFast Stores and its dealer's showroom network nationwide from September 30, 2023, allowing customers to experience the product before making their order decision. The delivery of the VinFast VF 6 models to Vietnamese customers is expected to commence by the end of 2023. VF 6 is the next strategic model in VinFast's electric vehicle lineup, after VF e34, VF 8, VF 9, and VF 5. The model features a sophisticated design crafted by world-renowned Torino Design, a spacious and comfortable interior for the whole family, powerful performance, and a wide range of smart technologies and features. VinFast VF 6 has a le more

Green SM reaches the six millionth ride

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 29 September 2023 - Green SM, the pure electric vehicle ride-hailing service of Vietnam's Green and Smart Mobility JSC. (GSM) proudly announced that it has reached the 6 millionth ride after only 5 months of its market launch. This is a record growth rate, firmly demonstrating the development potential as well as the solid foothold of Green SM in the field of passenger transport in Vietnam.

The special customer who took the 6 millionth ride is Mr. Nguyen Thai Duong in Ho Chi Minh City. The other two lucky customers who have orders of 5,999,999th and 6,000,001st are Mr. Nguyen Khanh Hoa in Ha Noi, and Mr. Hoang Long in Binh Duong. Green SM's representatives congratulated the three special guests and presented them each with a gift of appreciation. They are awarded with a green mobility package, of which the 6 millionth customer received an award worth 6 million VND, and the remaining customers received a 3 million VND award each. Sharing her joy, the 6 millionth customer, Mr. Nguyen Thai Duong said: "I am a frequent customer of Green SM because it provides not only a nice and clean vehicle but also professional and well-trained drivers. It is also a zero-emission and zero-noise ride-hailing company, a pioneer in green transportation. I hope Green SM will grow further in Vietnam and across the borders so that everyone can join hands to protect our environment." Green SM officially launched its pure-electric ride-hailing service on 14 April 2023 and has rolled out its electric taxi service in 17 provinces and cities across the country, reaching 6 million rides. By the end of 2023, Green SM plans to expand its fleet size to 30,000 electric taxis and 90,000 electric scooters, affirming its pioneering position and aspiration to extend the more

GSM officially launches electric scooter ride-hailing services in Ho Chi Minh City

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 29 September 2023 - The Green SM Bike, GSM's electric scooter ride-hailing service, is officially launched in HCM City. The company aims to expand to another six provinces and cities and to increase the electric scooter fleet to up to 90,000 units in 2023.

From 29 September 2023, customers in Ho Chi Minh City can conveniently book and use the Green SM Bike's electric scooter ride-hailing service through the Green SM mobile application. The starting price is VN13,800 for the first 2 kilometers (equivalent to VND6,900/km), and VND4,800/km from the third kilometer onwards. The VinFast Feliz S model will be used for the Green SM Bike's electric scooter fleet, showcasing the distinctive Cyan Blue paint. The model is highly valued by both drivers and passengers for its powerful engine, smooth performance, and soft, comfortable seating. Echoing Green SM's core values, Green SM Bike also commits to providing its passengers with an outstanding service experience through a team of friendly, well-trained, and professional drivers. With the benefits of zero petrol odor and engine noise, along with being beneficial for human health and the environment, the Green SM Bike will be a prime transportation choice for all.
Mr. Thanh Nguyen – CEO of GSM said: "Green SM Bike will offer Ho Chi Minh City residents another convenient and eco-friendly transportation option, thereby significantly promoting green mobility habits within the community. This is an essential expansion of Green SM's product and service portfolio in Ho Chi Minh City, a foremost economic, poli more

Bybit and Max Verstappen Extend Grand Prix Triumph with Unforgettable Fan Celebration in Japan

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Media OutReach - 29 September 2023 - Bybit, the world's third most visited crypto exchange, is thrilled to have invited fans to an unforgettable experience at the 2023 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix, following Max Verstappen's podium win, and ORBR winning the Constructors' World Championship for the sixth time in the team’s history.

As industries that celebrate innovation, speed and the relentless pursuit of victory against fierce competition, Formula 1 and crypto trading share a kindred spirit of pushing boundaries and challenging convention. Through this collaboration, selected fans enjoyed top-tier viewing packages including prime VIP seats at Suzuka Circuit. An exclusive pre-race reception also invited attendees to immerse themselves in the elite racing culture and mingle directly with Oracle Red Bull Racing's star driver, Max Verstappen. "We're thrilled to strengthen our partnership with Oracle Red Bull Racing to empower fans worldwide with this incredible opportunity," said Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit. "Through collaborations like this, we aim to enrich communities by granting unique access to these leading worlds of motorsports and crypto. Bybit is proud to join forces with a champion team to inspire and engage the next generation." Hashtag: #Bybit #TheCryptoArkThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.Bybit Bybit is a cryptocurrency exchange established in 2018 that offers a professional platform where crypto traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine, excellent customer service and multilingual community support. Bybit is a proud partner of Formula One’s reigning Constructors’ and Drivers’ champions, the Oracle Red Bull Racing team, esports teams NAVI, Astralis, Alliance, Made in B more

Spectacular Gala Evening marks opening of ‘TIMELESS Watch Week’ at LANDMARK

Exceptional showcase of prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awardees, horological masterclasses and informed panel debates with esteemed industry experts HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 September 2023 - LANDMARK's inaugural "TIMELESS Watch Week", a showcase exhibition of the very finest 'finalist' timepieces from the esteemed Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) Award, officially opened with a prestigious evening gala ceremony attended by luminaries from the world of international horology, VIP and A-list guests from Hong Kong, along with discerning watch collectors and horological aficionados in the city.

(From left to right) Founder of Horoloupe Austen Chu, Director of Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève Carine Maillard, Michel Lamunière, Chairman & CEO of Tatler Asia and Jennifer Lam, Director and Head of Marketing & Communications of Hongkong Land officiated the opening ceremony.
'It is a tremendous thrill to be back in Hong Kong with its knowledgeable and highly-discerning community of watch aficionados," said Director of Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève Ms. Carine Maillard. "The Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) recognises watchmaking production excellence worldwide and presents the most sought-after prizes in the field, thus contributing to the promotion of the watchmaking art. Our exh more

Arçelik Hitachi Unveils 'The Art of Ease' Global Campaign: Elevating Connections with Customers Across Generations

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach - 29 September 2023 - Arçelik Hitachi Home Appliances today introduces "The Art of Ease", the new marketing campaign that guides every generation to embark on a journey toward an effortless and peaceful life at home through "Hitachi's" home appliance solutions. The new campaign embodies Japan's careful attention to detail in design, emphasizing modern aesthetics while elevating functionality for everyone's daily life.

The concept of "The Art of Ease" stemmed from the rapidly changing world. Today, urban residents continue to be immersed in a fast-paced and hectic lifestyle, often throughout the entirety of their day. It is a common desire for them to have access to a tranquil and secure environment where they can relax and aspire towards long-term stability. Hitachi's commitment to enhancing its home appliances extends beyond the mere incorporation of new innovations and cutting-edge technology into the product portfolio. It encompasses the integration of quintessential Japanese principles, rooted in thoughtfulness and customer-centric design. This harmonious integration empowers Hitachi products to function as lifestyle essentials in comforting the daily lives of customers, offering them the desired sense of ease. Amidst the ever-changing business landscape, Arçelik Hitachi Home Appliances not only maintains its success in its current markets, particularly in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions, but also actively seeks out new opportunities. With the new marketing strategy, the aim of the brand is to offer quality products that people would be proud to have. To achieve this, the company employs a strategic communication approach globally aimed at engaging and impressing today's customers, enhancing brand a more

New regulations can help enhance the local landscape but diverging approach globally also creates challenges for asset management firms, KPMG finds

Jurisdictions including Hong Kong are rolling out new rules and guidance for asset managers in areas including ESG and investor protectionHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 September 2023 – Hong Kong is among the jurisdictions globally that is introducing new rules and guidance in areas including ESG reporting and enhancing investor protection, according to a new report from KPMG. Such regulatory refinements will help to strengthen Hong Kong's status as an asset management hub. At the same time, however, asset managers in the city will need to consider how to manage the diverging landscape as regulators globally take different approaches to dealing with common challenges and priorities. The 13th edition of KPMG's annual flagship report, Managing divergence: Evolving Asset Management Regulation Report 2023, draws information from over 11,000 publications by regulators across over 30 jurisdictions, and consolidates the insights and knowledge of KPMG specialists around the world on common regulatory themes, challenges, and market opportunities in asset management regulation. Andrew Weir, Global Head of Asset Management, KPMG, says, "Given the cross-border nature of the asset management industry, effective management of regulatory divergence is only going to become more important over time. To respond effectively to these challenges, asset managers need robust and flexible business models, with strong governance, intelligent risk management frameworks, state-of-the art technology, good oversight of service providers and appropriate distribution strategies. Firms need to manage their own costs and ensure that the costs and charges borne by investors are transparent and justifiable." There has been a notable increase in regulatory efforts around the world to protect retail investors. Besides traditional themes such as product governance, there is a significant focus on value for money and transparency, reflected in new fair value considerations and disclosure req more

Amazon Global Selling Summit 2023 (Southeast Asia) to support local businesses in thriving on a global stage

This year’s theme ‘Go Global from the Get Go’ sets the tone for a 2-day event where current and aspiring sellers can learn more on how to scale their businesses through cross-border e-commerce SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 29 September 2023 - Amazon Global Selling today announced the Amazon Global Selling Summit 2023 (Southeast Asia) will be held at the cross-border e-commerce theatre at this year's eCommerce Expo Asia, a key e-commerce industry event. Located at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre on 11-12 October with the theme, 'Go Global from the Get Go', Amazon Global Selling Summit (Southeast Asia) 2023 aims to support all aspiring, new, and experienced sellers in Singapore and across the Southeast Asia region in taking their brand global through Amazon stores in North America, Europe, and worldwide.

With nearly 20 sessions and over 10 breakout consultation groups across the 2 days on cross-border e-commerce, attendees will hear, learn, and network with subject matter experts from Amazon Global Selling as well as top Amazon Global Sellers from Singapore, US, and Australia who will share more about their experiences in their journey of selling on Amazon. There will also be breakout sessions catered to different seller stages that will provide insights on a variety of topics such as shipping and fulfillment, e-commerce store optimizations, product research and sourcing, multi-channel brand building and advertising. Attendees to the summit can attend free learning sessions at the cross-border e-commerce theatre, have consultations at the Amazon Global Selling pavilion, and network with more than 10 cross-border e-commerce service providers with expertise in logistics, sourcing, trademarking, and cross-border returns and more. Business owners, aspi more

Kerry Logistics Network An Eight-time Winner of AFLAS Awards Best 3PL Provider Title

Named Best Logistics Service Provider - Sea for the Third TimeHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 September 2023 - Kerry Logistics Network Limited ('Kerry Logistics Network', 'KLN'; Stock Code 0636.HK) is proud to win the Best 3PL Provider title for the eighth consecutive time and be named the Best Logistics Service Provider - Sea for the third time at the 2023 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards ('AFLAS Awards') held in Singapore last night. KLN has held the Best 3PL Provider title since 2016 and has previously won the Best Logistics Service Provider - Sea accolade in 2013 and 2021. Vic Cheung, Managing Director of Kerry Logistics Network, said, "We are delighted to continue our long-running streak as the holder of the AFLAS Awards titles, which are testaments to KLN's consistent service excellence and unswerving commitment to serving our customers, particularly under unprecedented market conditions. In an ever-changing logistics landscape, KLN's flexibility sets us apart, while our reliability strengthens our relationships with customers, which enables us to capitalise on potential market opportunities." Leveraging its sea freight capabilities, KLN maintained scale and volume in the Trans-Pacific trade lane in 2022. It has also been actively pursuing new market opportunities, including launching a global less-than-container load (LCL) programme to offer weekly direct LCL services from key Asian gateways to multiple country destinations across the globe, catering to the increasing demand for smaller-volume cargoes post-pandemic. The AFLAS Awards have been organised since 1986 by Asia Cargo News, a shipping and supply chain industry news platform for the Asian Pacific region, to commend leadership as well as consistency in service quality, innovation, customer relationship management and reliability. The winners are nominated and voted by freight and logistics industry players and customers in the Asia Pacific. Hashtag: #KerryLogisticsNetworkThe more

Lever Style Earns B Corp Certification, Reflecting the Company’s Commitment to High Standards of Social and Environmental Responsibility and Transparency

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 September 2023 - Lever Style Corp ("Lever Style," HKEX 1346) today announced its global certification as a B Corp. The fast-growing multi-category apparel manufacturer joins an international movement of more than 7,300 purpose-led businesses that are certified B Corporations in 92 countries, including leading apparel/footwear companies such as Patagonia, Eileen Fisher and AllBirds. Lever Style is one of only 26 companies in HK with B Corp certification. B Corp one of the world's strictest ESG standards, and, Lever Style is verified by non-profit B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Lever Style's scores across five areas ( Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers) are published transparently here at "Lever Style has a long track record of advancing the ESG agenda in the apparel industry. We were the first apparel manufacturer in China to become certified for SA8000, one of the world's strictest responsibility standards," said Stanley Szeto, Executive Chairman of Lever Style. "Sustainability is not new to Lever Style; we were first apparel company in the world to partner with WWF on the Low Carbon Manufacturing Program in 2009, before sustainability was even a word." Lever Style recognizes the significance of sustainable practices and their impact on the future of the world. Pivoting the apparel industry towards a sustainable future has been a priority for the company, keenly observing and responding to the evolving demands of the low-carbon drive. Lever Style supports more than 100 clients with organic and recycled materials, environmentally friendly manufacturing facilities, and other sustainable best practices. From reducing samples with digital prototyping, sourcing recyclable and eco-friendly materials, to implementing ethical production practices, Lever Style strives to make fashion sustainable. B Corp certification more

Survey shows over 50% of Hong Kong professionals considering leaving the city

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 September 2023 - A recent survey conducted by Robert Walters Hong Kong, the global specialist professional recruitment consultancy, has found that over half of Hong Kong professionals are considering or planning to move out of the city. Of those surveyed, 15.6% expressed a desire to move as soon as possible, while 36.7% were considering a move in the next 3-5 years. Among those who plan to work abroad, 51% age between 27 and 42 (Millennials), and 38% are 43-58 years old (Generation X). John Mullally, Managing Director at Robert Walters Hong Kong comments, "The desire to work overseas and gain international experience is not new, especially among young people, but it's concerning to see such a large percentage of Hong Kong professionals considering leaving the city. "As employers, we need to ensure that we are doing everything we can to retain our top talent, and this means offering opportunities for growth and development, as well as competitive compensation and benefits packages." Professionals looking for opportunities in MNC According to the survey, a whopping 96% of professionals who are planning to move overseas have already undertaken tactics to prepare for working abroad. The most popular tactic amongst these professionals was to look for a position in a multinational company, with 60% of the respondents opting for this. On the other hand, 40% of those respondents who consider leaving the city are already applying for overseas jobs. 31% had started their plan by upskilling, training, or studying. Others are looking for internal mobility opportunities (27%) and switching career (27%). John added. "On the positive side it is impressive to see professionals' desire to gain international exposure in today's globalised and competitive world. This can help them develop a broader vision, a stronger determination, and a richer network, which are valuable assets for any business." Retain talent at the time of econo more

Dorotheum presents a rediscovered Raphael drawing

Expected to exceed a million euros: A study for the Vatican Stanze by Raphael, Master of the High Renaissance is to be offered for sale in the Old Masters Auction, on 25th October 2023VIENNA, AUSTRIA - news aktuell - 29 September 2023 - The Old Masters auction at Dorotheum on 25th October 2023, will feature a rediscovered work on paper which has recently been identified as a late drawing by Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael, the central artist of the High Renaissance.

The sketch, depicting a horse and rider, is one of the few known drawings by Raphael from his late period. The study is especially significant due its role within one of the most ambitious artistic projects of the 16th century: the decoration of the papal apartments in the Vatican. The drawing is a preparatory study for a part of the fresco of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in the Hall of Constantine. The Stanze, known collectively as the 'Raphael Rooms' are regarded as amongst the most significant achievements of art history. The drawing, executed in red chalk, provides fresh insight into Raphael's working practice and an auction result in excess of a million euros is expected. "Compositional and stylistic details confirm that this is a preparatory study by Raphael for the celebrated fresco", Dorotheum's Old Master specialist, Mark MacDonnell, says: "It has an energy, a verve, a movement, and a quality which make this sheet an outstanding rarity". The present study, a sketch in red chalk, is one of only three surviving drawings for this fresco by the master's hand, the other two being in the Louvre and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. This sheet has been held in private collections and was once previously attributed to Rubens. Now, through comparative analysis of technique and composition, this study more

AIA Alta Wellness Haven Powered by Humansa is Officially Open

The first one-stop wellness space integrating Chinese and Western health concepts targets high-net-worth clients HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 September 2023 - Humansa, a premium healthcare brand of New World Group, and AIA, a leader in the insurance industry, today announced the official opening of AIA Alta Wellness Haven powered by Humansa will be on 29th Sept, 2023, marking the first one-stop integrated wellness space that blends the concepts of Chinese and Western health within the industry. AIA and Humansa, as industry leaders in insurance and integrated healthcare, are joining forces in a collaborative effort to address the health needs of AIA's high-net-worth customers. The collaboration is aimed at addressing the health needs of AIA's high net-worth customers, providing three major personalized solutions: mental, physical and nutritional and bespoke wellness solutions, as well as taking an innovative step in promoting preventive health management.

Humansa and AIA are pleased to announce the opening of AIA Alta Wellness Haven powered by Humansa as service provider will be on 29th Oct, 2023, the insurance industry's first one-stop wellness center integrating Chinese and Western philosophical concepts. (Left: Mr. Don So, Chief Executive Officer of Humansa; Right: Ms Alice more

"Asian Games Mailbox" Macau Station Successfully Concludes, Local Youth Send Messages to Hangzhou Asian Games

MACAU - Media OutReach - 28 September 2023 - September 20, 2023, With only three days left until the opening of the Hangzhou Asian Games, the "Asian Games Mailbox" event has reached its final destination - Macau. In order to promote the spirit of the Asian Games and allow the people of Asia to understand the Asian Games and China, the "Asian Games Mailbox" activity was organized under the guidance of the Hangzhou Municipal Party Committee's Propaganda Department and the Zhejiang Provincial Government's News Office, with the participation of local people in various countries and regions in Asia. Phoenix Satellite TV and Phoenix Net invited local people to write blessings for the Asian Games by hand. The collection points for the "Asian Games Mailbox" in Macau were set up at famous tourist attractions such as Macau Tower, Ruins of St. Paul's, Macau St. Dominic's Church, and The Venetian. The news of the establishment of the "Asian Games Mailbox" in Macau had already spread a few days ago, and on the 20th, the crowd gathered quickly at the event site. The promotional brochures of Hangzhou were also well-received by people from various regions, allowing visitors to gain a deeper understanding of Hangzhou's history, culture, local customs, and geographical features. At the same time, it raised higher expectations for the Hangzhou Asian Games. The "Asian Games Mailbox" event in Macau, China, was primarily participated by local residents of Macau, both young and old, with radiant smiles on their faces. They enthusiastically placed their heartfelt wishes for the Hangzhou Asian Games into the mailbox, hoping for them to reach Hangzhou. One elderly participant in the event, who was in his seventies, told reporters from the "Global Insights," "After Macau's return to the motherland, our culture and sports have reached new heights. The Hangzhou Asian Games is not only a sporting event but also a symbol of friendship and unity among all Asian countries. I hope the Hangz more

Azbil to Exhibit at the Data Centre World Asia 2023

Showcasing Digital Twin Solutions That Contribute to Smart Data Centre Management TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 28 September 2023 - Azbil Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code: 6845) announced that it will participate as a Gold sponsor and exhibitor at the Data Centre World Asia (DCWA) 2023, Asia’s largest data centre event for business, to be held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on October 11 and 12. Azbil’s exhibition, themed “Reimagining Green Data Centre Management through Digital Twin and AI Technologies,” will focus on advancing DX technologies for higher automation value and efficiency. DCWA is among the seven co-located exhibitions of TECH WEEK Singapore, recognized as Asia’s most important technology event for business. Themed “Empowering the Digital Economy”, DCWA is designed to connect data centre professionals in Asia, industry's top experts, thought leaders, and cutting-edge technology solutions. The exhibition addresses the latest data centre trends, challenges, and opportunities, offering an immersive experience to equip attendees with the knowledge, insights, and connections to stay ahead in this dynamic field. As a leader in the automation industry, Azbil aims to leverage this event to strengthen connections with these key stakeholders in the data centre market, seeking to explore future business collaboration and increase recognition across Southeast Asia. The company will highlight its latest Building Automation solutions, with a strong focus on Azbil's digital twin applications. These tools empower data centre professionals to optimize performance, enhance reliability, and drive energy efficiency and sustainability for the data centre infrastructure. ¦ Event overview Event Data Centre World Asia 2023 Dates Wednesday, October 11 and Th more

Taiwan Tourism Administration Launches "Taiwan's Lucky Land International Tourism Attraction Program"

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 28 September 2023 - The wonderful street food, culture, history, and tourist attractions of Taiwan, not to mention the hospitality and friendliness of its citizens, are reasons that make visitors want to come back and visit Taiwan again! The number of international travelers to Taiwan has steadily increased since Taiwan eased its border controls and will likely reach 6 million visitors in 2023. To accelerate the tourism industry's revival and establish Taiwan as the primary destination for travelers, the Tourism Administration, M.O.T.C has launched the "Plan to Accelerate and Expand Attraction of International Tourism ~ Taiwan the Lucky Land" campaign. Visitors staying between 3-90 days and who are not part of tour groups and have not applied for other group subsidies with this Bureau may enter to have a chance at winning the NT$5,000 in consumption vouchers.

During the campaign, Taiwan the Lucky Land will select 500,000 lucky independent travelers who will receive either an NT$5,000 "digital voucher" or an "accommodations voucher" that can be used within 90 days. Registration for the campaign lottery will continue until June 30, 2025. Various markets for visitors to Taiwan will also partner with us to offer other promotions. On September 15, 2023, the Tourism Bureau will be elevated in status and become the Tourism Administration. It will provide even more amazing benefits, including coupons and gift cards for items such as coffee at convenience stores and products at drug stores. We will strive harder to revive tourism and create diverse, new ways to enjoy travel. International travelers are invited to experience the various sights and delicious cuisine of Taiwan throughout the campaign period for a chance to win an NT$5,000 pri more

Media OutReach Newswire donates HK$45,000 to flood affected animal shelters in Hong Kong

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 September 2023 - The devastating effects of super typhoon Saola and the catastrophic black rain that paralysed parts of Hong Kong in September were hard-felt among the city's many animal rescue centres.

Photo: Animal Volunteer Charity
The record-breaking rainfall saw several community-led shelters in Tai Po, Fanling and Yuen Long destroyed by the 'once-in-500-years' rain. Beds, food, refrigeration equipment, and essential medical supplies were simply washed away. Many of these rescue centres are run by volunteers and rely on donations to survive. To help their recovery and reconstruction efforts, Media OutReach Newswire has donated HK$45,000 to nine separate dog shelters across the territory. You too can help. Find out more about these shelters below. Established in 2020 and located in Fanling, Animal Volunteer Charity houses 150 cats and dogs waiting to be adopted. To learn more, visit their Facebook page. Founded in 2015 by Miss Ivy Tse, House of Joy and Mercy is a small animal shelter in Kam Tin for abandoned and stray cats and dogs suffering from illness. Learn more about House of Joy and Mercy here. Animal Shelter of Love provides shelter from the wind and rain for homeless and abandoned cats and dogs. The shelter, started back in 1986, currently cares for around 150 dogs and 120 cats. You can reach Animal Shelter of Love here. Brave Mum's Home For Stray Cats and Dogs was hit particularly hard by the black rainstorm, with essential food and medicine destroyed by water. Find out how you can help via more

Alibaba Cloud Launches Sustainability Web Application and Virtual Sign Language Interpreter for The Hangzhou Asian Games

The AI-powered tools aim to make the first Asian Games on the cloud more sustainable and inclusiveHANGZHOU, CHINA - Media OutReach - 28 September 2023 - In an effort to promote the sustainability and inclusiveness of the Asian Games and the Asian Paralympic Games in Hangzhou, Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, has launched a sustainability web application for athletes, journalists and staff members inside the three Asian Games villages to drive low-carbon behavior, as well as a virtual sign language interpreter to ensure individuals with hearing impairments could better participate in the Games. "Cloud-based technology helps drive the sustainable and inclusive development of the Asian Games. We want to leverage the power of technology, in collaboration with our partners, to drive more individuals to participate in our efforts to make the Games greener and more accessible to all," said Jingren Zhou, CTO of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. Interactive Web Application to Boost Eco-friendly Behaviors To help the Hangzhou Asian Games honor its green mission, Alibaba Cloud has launched a sustainable lifestyle web application that helps participants of the Asian Games adopt low-carbon behaviors and reduce their carbon footprint through digital engagement. The interactive web application rewards athletes, journalists and staff members of the Asian Games with carbon points for making eco-friendly lifestyle choices, such as taking public transport, waste recycling and reducing food waste. Across the Asian Games villages, participants can scan a QR code to record their low-carbon activities in the web application, ranging from opting out of using plastic bags at the supermarkets, to taking a photo of their clean plates at the dining hall in an effort to reduce food waste. Behind the web application is a system that translates individual low-carbon activities into carbon points. Participants can accumulate the points and re more

Workato Automate Asia 2023 Shapes New Automation Mindset in Collaboration with Academia in Singapore, Focused on the Future of AI and Automation

The event will feature the launch of Workato CEO's latest book, seamlessly integrated into local curriculum to empower the workforce with future-ready automation skills.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 September 2023 - Workato, the leading AI-powered enterprise automation platform, announced that the groundbreaking new book, "The New Automation Mindset: The Leadership Blueprint for the Era of AI-For-All" authored by Vijay Tella, Workato co-founder and CEO, Massimo Pezzini, former Gartner analyst, and Scott Brinker, Vice President of Platform Ecosystem at HubSpot, will be integrated as part of the curriculum in several institutes of higher learning (IHLs) in Singapore, including Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore University of Social Sciences, and Temasek Polytechnic. Recognizing the pivotal role automation plays in shaping the future workforce and building on the momentum of existing partnerships with institutes of IHLs in Singapore, Workato's partnership with academic institutions aims to equip students with skills for in-demand careers in automation, ensuring they are well-prepared for the ever-evolving job landscape and the demands of an AI-driven world. "Our partnership with industry leaders such as Workato represents our commitment to ensure our curriculum would be industry relevant and future ready, so as to empower both students and adult learners with skills and knowledge that align with current industry trends," said David Pooi, Course Chair of Specialist Diploma in Enhanced Human Resource Skills at Singapore Polytechnic. "Amid a competitive global market, it is crucial that our graduates are not just academically proficient but also equipped with industry ready skills. Through such partnerships, our goal is to ensure that students not only find meaningful careers but also contribute to organizational success by unlocking unique value through the use of automation." "The New Automation Min more

Inaugural Medical Research Fund Launched by Tanoto Foundation to Drive Research into Range of Diseases Prevalent in Singapore

New fund to support research into cardiology, maternal and child health, diabetes, oncology, infectious diseases Up to S$5 million per year set to be distributed to a range of medical research projects SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 September 2023 - Tanoto Foundation has today announced the launch of a new Medical Research Fund that will provide up to S$5 million per year in funding to support research into a range of diseases that are prevalent in Singapore, in the areas of cardiology, maternal and child health, diabetes, oncology and infectious diseases. The Fund will prioritise research projects in the cardiology and maternal and child health areas in its first year of operation. Projects will be selected based on a number of specific criteria and will be reviewed and assessed by an external advisory panel comprised of clinical experts and medical professionals. The clinical areas were selected based on their impact on local populations in Singapore and the wider region - e.g.: about one in three deaths in Singapore is due to heart disease or stroke and it is estimated that the number of people living with cancer will continue to increase, while improving maternal and newborn health remains a key focus of public policy in Singapore and in other countries in the region. Belinda Tanoto, Member of the Board of Trustees, Tanoto Foundation, said: "We have set up this Fund as a way to consolidate our support for medical research. The Fund will focus on these five clinical areas, which affect the lives of thousands of people in Singapore and Asia". "We aim to support research projects that are first in their field and game-changing, potentially addressing healthcare concerns for diseases common in Singapore and the region, and to cultivate local research talent. In addition, we also aim to attract additional funding into medical research initiatives here in Singapore and in neighbouring countries," said Ms. Tanoto. The criteria wh more

Reaching Out To The Region, TECHCOMBANK Stands Among "Best Workplaces In Asia 2023" As Awarded By Great Place To Work

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 28 September 2023 - On August 30, Techcombank has achieved a significant milestone by being recognized as the first and only Vietnamese bank to secure a place in the esteemed "Best Workplaces in Asia 2023" list. This honor was bestowed by the renowned organization, Great Place To Work® (GPTW) - a global authority on workplace culture, founded in 1990 in the United States. In May 2023, Techcombank had also received the highest ranking for "Best Workplaces in Vietnam 2023".

This result is a testament to Techcombank's relentless efforts on its 30-year journey of development, which has been fuelled by its strong investment in people. Great Place To Work® has released its prestigious 2023 Best Workplaces in Asia™ list, based on an extensive survey of 2.1 million employees across Asia and the Middle East. The survey assessed key factors that contribute to exceptional workplaces for all, as well as the impact of workplace programs on 5.9 million employees in the region. Notably, the companies featured on this list have demonstrated remarkable employee engagement, with over 90% of their workforce expressing motivation and a strong desire to remain with the organization for the long haul. This is significantly higher than the industry average of 58%. Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work, shared: "Best Workplaces in Asia" award demonstrates the value of investing in an organization's human capital and creating an enabling working environment where everyone can shine and thrive." Techcombank's remarkable journey to this achievement has been fuelled by its substantial investments in talent, a core strategic pillar alongside data and digitalization. The bank's commitment to nurturing and retaining its workforce is evident through its cont more

Silk Road Connects the World, Light and Shadow Shine for Ten Years. The 10th Silk Road International Film Festival Opens in Fuzhou.

FUZHOU, CHINA - Media OutReach - 27 September 2023 - The opening ceremony of the 10th Silk Road International Film Festival was held in Fuzhou, Fujian Province on the evening of September 25.

The Silk Road connects the world, light and shadow shine for ten years. 2023 marks the tenth anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Silk Road International Film Festival. The film festival will highlight the theme of the "10th anniversary," being committed to "Sharing Silk Road Stories in Collaboration with Partners from across the Globe," telling the stories of the BRI and integration of civilizations with lens and images, and striving to create a grand event for global film and cultural exchange. During the festival, nine main activities will be held, including the Golden Silk Road Awards, the "Decade of Silk Road, Blessed Movie" film achievement exhibition, a BRI national film exhibition, a film panorama, a film forum, and film market, and more. Among them, the BRI national film exhibition has invited countries and regions involved in the BRI to participate and build an international exchange platform that will effectively promote cultural exchanges and industrial cooperation in the film and television industry. The "Blessed Movie Echoed on Silk Road in Fujian and Shaanxi" activity vividly showcases the cultural achievements on brilliant Silk Road civilizations and films in Fuzhou and Xi'an. Compared with previous film festivals, this year's film festival has four highlights: First, this festival highlights the theme of the "10th anniversary." It will hold a series of activities centered around the theme, including the "Decade of Silk Road, Blessed Movie" exhibition, the "Blessed Movie Echoed on Silk Road in Fujian and Shaanxi" activity. With films as a bond, i more

Marketplacer Available On commercetools Connect

Marketplacer Will Be The First Marketplace Platform To Join Best-in-Breed EcosystemDenver - News Direct - 27 September 2023 - Marketplacer, a global technology platform that enables brands, retailers, suppliers, communities and innovators to build and grow successful online marketplaces at scale, today announced that it has been selected to be among the first connectors into the new commercetools integration framework, Connect, alongside other best-in-breed technology providers. This new partnership centers around a pre-built Marketplacer Connector for commercetools that customers can download to quickly and easily integrate Marketplacer’s 3rd-party marketplace technology into the commercetools platform. Switching on the Marketplacer connector in their commercetools environment gives enterprise customers the ability to streamline the process of launching a marketplace, which, in turn, enables them to accelerate and scale their 3rd-party product strategy, start tracking revenue growth and measure business impact much faster. In addition, the new Connect product enables commercetools customers to link 3rd-party sellers from the Marketplacer platform into their ecosystem. This allows customers to share data such as product updates, seller information and alerts in real time. As a result, customers can launch their marketplace faster, at scale, and at a lower cost, resulting in an enhanced customer experience. “We’re honored to be the first and preferred marketplace partner to be part of the new commercetools integration framework, Connect,” said Jason Wyatt, CEO and co-founder of Marketplacer. “This partnership will radically accelerate commercetools’ customers’ ability to enable range extension or curated marketplace capabilities, deliver them faster and still be able to take advantage of all of the flexibility of the commercetools platform.” More About commercetools Connect: In addition to accelerating time-to-market, commercetools Connect offers: more

ESR and Chinachem Break Ground on Hong Kong’s Largest and Most Advanced Cold Storage Facility

Largest cold storage to be built in the last two decades in the city Pioneering the future of logistics in Hong KongHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 27 September 2023 - ESR Group Limited ("ESR", SEHK Stock Code: 1821), APAC's largest real asset manager powered by the New Economy, in partnership with Chinachem Group ("Chinachem"), a leading property developer in Hong Kong, today broke ground to begin the development of a prime cold storage and logistics facility in Kwai Chung, the first-of-its-kind and the largest to be built in Hong Kong in the last 20 years.

ESR Group Limited, in partnership with Chinachem Group, held a groundbreaking ceremony today to initiate the development of a cutting-edge prime cold storage and logistics facility in Kwai Chung. Distinguished more

Bybit and DMCC Crypto Centre Announce a Million-Dollar Hackathon to Drive Web3 Innovation in Dubai

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Media OutReach - 27 September 2023 - Global crypto exchange Bybit and the Dubai Multi Commodity Centre (DMCC) announced the “Web3 Unleashed: Crypto Innovation Challenge” hackathon, boasting a $100,000 prize pool. The hackathon comes hot on the heels of a partnership that has already seen Bybit contribute AED 500,000 to 15 crypto startups in the DMCC crypto ecosystem.

Bybit’s own thought leaders Bryan Aaron and Daniel Basharimov will help adjudicate the competition, which is scheduled for Nov. 22, 2023 and focused on artificial intelligence, gaming, and blockchain security. The hackathon is set to become the largest-of-its-kind in MENA, in terms of prize pools and participation. Bybit and DMCC partnership joined forces in June 2023, creating a strategic bond destined to accelerate the mass adoption of crypto in the heart of Dubai. Bybit is pushing the adoption of crypto worldwide, bringing its 16 million users on a journey to financial freedom and it has vowed to invest in its growth within the emirate. Their collaboration was symbolized as Bybit became an official Ecosystem Partner for the DMCC Crypto Centre, a place where crypto and Web3 businesses thrive, creating a charged atmosphere for innovation. Going beyond financial support, Bybit is also DMCC's crypto listing partner, assisting startups to bootstrap growth and offering mentorship. Registration for the hackathon is from Sept. 26, 2023 — Oct. 26, 2023 and the event is scheduled for Nov. 22. All projects are welcome — Blockchain Infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence (AI), DeFi, NFTs, Metaverse, Crypto Gaming, Sustainable Blockchain Solutions, and more “In Dubai's ever-evolving crypto landscape, Bybit stands out as the ‘Crypto Ark,’ ready to assist DMCC Crypto Ce more

Mead Johnson Nutrition Hong Kong’s "We CAN Protect the Future" Formula Cans Recycling Program

Join the recycling program with your family and take advantage of shopping discountsHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 27 September 2023 - Mead Johnson Nutrition Hong Kong ("Mead Johnson") is bringing back the "We CAN Protect the Future" formula cans recycling program, which is popular among parents, with the 24-hour online shopping mall HKTVmall and the World Green Organization from October 3, 2023, to January 7, 2024. The collection stations for this program have been increased to over 50, covering all 18 districts in Hong Kong. This makes it easier for parents and children to participate in the recycling program. Parents can also take advantage of discount codes for purchasing designated formula products and personal care and hygiene products, while practicing green living.

In 2021, Mead Johnson launched Hong Kong's first infant formula cans recycling program, which allows parents to easily educate their children about the concept of environmental recycling through a convenient platform. Since its launch, the program has successfully recycled nearly 10,000 infant formula cans, reducing resource waste. It has been widely recognized by the industry, winning multiple awards. Pankaj Agarwal, General Manager, Cross Border, Hong Kong & Taiwan of Mead Johnson Nutrition (Hong Kong) Limited, said, "Mead Johnson is committed to nourishing the world's children for a better start in life, and to providing safe and high-quality products for infants and young children worldwide through continuous research and innovation. At the same time, we have always given back to society, and taken care of the health and growth of families and children. The Formula Can Recycling Program demonstrates our shared vision with parents to create a better future f more

OOm Shortlisted as Finalists for Two Categories at the Marketing Excellence Awards 2023

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 27 September 2023 - OOm, a leading digital marketing agency in Singapore, has been selected as the finalist in not one, but two categories at the prestigious Marketing Excellence Awards 2023. The nominations in the categories of “Excellence in eCommerce Marketing” and “Excellence in Data-Driven Marketing” underscores the agency’s unwavering commitment to excellence in the digital marketing industry and stands as a testament to OOm’s expertise.

OOm Shortlisted as Finalists for Two Categories at the Marketing Excellence Awards 2023
Marketing Interactive’s Marketing Excellence Award The Marketing Excellence Awards presented by Asia’s leading advertising and marketing publication, Marketing Interactive, is a highly regarded annual event designed to celebrate and recognise outstanding achievements and innovations in marketing industries. It serves as a platform for businesses and marketing professionals to showcase their expertise in their respective fields. This year, there are 42 categories across numerous disciplines that companies can enter for. Some of them include Excellence in Brand Strategy, Excellence in Market Research, Excellence in Influencer Marketing, and Excellence in Out-of-Home Advertising. The evaluation process for the Marketing Excellence Awards is a rigorous and impartial one involving a panel of esteemed industry experts and leaders. Submissions were assessed based on a list of criteria, and only the most deserving candidates showing exceptional expertise in the area could receive recognition for more

FBS Unveils Best Day Trading Strategies for 2023

KULAL LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 27 September 2023 - FBS, a leading global trading platform, shares insights into the appealing strategies for stock day trading in 2023. FBS outlines the criteria for fruitful stock selection and lists favored stocks for day CFD-trading. Day trading, characterized by rapid buying and selling decisions within a single trading day, has surged in popularity, with over 20 percent of traders having experimented with this risky yet promising strategy at least once. As a global broker with over a decade of experience in financial markets, FBS is committed to providing traders with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions in the fast-paced trading environment. FBS identifies a successful day trading strategy as the one based on a careful selection of stocks according to five criteria: volume, liquidity, volatility, price segment, and the news. According to FBS, the golden rule lies behind prioritizing higher volume stocks for efficient trade execution, favoring stocks with higher liquidity for swift entries and exits, assessing the speed and magnitude of price movements to make profit vs. risk estimations, choosing stocks with suitable prices for effective position sizing, and keeping up with the market news. Based on these criteria, FBS analysts point out seven global companies with high volatility and impressive trading volume stocks that demonstrate promising opportunities for day traders this year: Tesla Inc. (TSLA), a leading electric vehicle company, is well-known for its volatility and high trading volume stocks. Meta Platforms Inc. (META), with Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and other online assets behind, offers profitable price changes for intraday traders. Nvidia Corp. (NVDA): stocks of this multinational technology company experience significant intraday fluctuations. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD): with its solid reputation and high trading volum more

Bit Best Ecosystem beta version officially launched: A Panoramic View Towards the Future

DUBAI, UAE - Media OutReach - 27 September 2023 - Recently, Bit Best announced the launch of its beta version of the ecosystem which amalgamates blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and financial services, shaping the future of the digital economy in its unique way.

The Bit Best ecosystem encompasses a range of components and services, including Swap, Stake, LP mining, leveraged contracts, and financial management sectors. The design of these sectors is intended to offer users a one-stop digital asset management solution, simultaneously injecting vitality into the Bit Best ecosystem. Additionally, Bit Best also unveils DAO governance, to make the decision-making process transparent, fair, and involve community members collectively. By adopting DAO governance, Bit Best aims to better listen to the community's voice and transform it into tangible actions. Bit Best's Brand Promotion Online, Bit Best has engaged in online marketing activities such as TwitterSpace and Binance Live to continually increase its global reach. Through token whitelisting activities, it has also attracted and retained its pioneer users. Offline, it has continuously held and organized several meetings at its Dubai headquarters, drawing numerous institutions and investors to delve deeper into and participate in Bit Best's ecosystem and promotion. These activities have not only significantly boosted Bit Best's brand recognition but have also introduced many to a novel ecosystem. About Bit Best's Token Economy The BST token will soon be launched globally, gaining exposure through IEO on launchpads and token listings. This will serve as a key medium for ecosystem governance and incentive feedback. Furthermore, the project will introduce the ESPDE staking model, awarding PMT tokens based on user-pro more

Prudential partners with six NGOs to invest in local communities

Over 1,000 Prudential volunteers will join hands to serve the community during Prudential Volunteer Month starting in October HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 27 September 2023 - Prudential today announced partnerships with six non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Hong Kong as part of its effort to drive a more sustainable, responsible and inclusive future for the city's wider community in a way that aligns with its mission to be the most trusted partner and protector for this generation and generations to come.

From left to right: Vivian Choi, Chief Executive Officer, Junior Achievement Hong Kong Alice Lui, Deputy Executive Director, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Lawrence Lam, CEO, Prudential Hong Kong Limited Fion Leung, Co-founder & CEO, Time Auction Sky Siu, Executive Director, KELY Support Group Chen-yang Low, Head of Community Services Division, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals The new partnerships are with six key NGO partners that supported Prudential's CSR efforts across the key pillars of "Financial Education", "Health", "Social Capital" and "Community Investment". Lawrence Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Hong Kong Limited, said, "Prudential's purpose of 'For Every Life. For Every Future.' reflects our commitment to create greater value for society and a positive sustainable impact for today's and future generations, through our collaborations and volunteer work with our NGO partners. We thank our key NGO partners – Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service, Junior Achievement Hong Kong, KELY Support Group, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Time Auction and Tung Wah Group of Hospitals for their efforts and dedication in supporting more

Hang Lung Nationwide Volunteer Day: Over 1,200 Corporate Volunteers Work Together to Care for Women's Physical and Mental Health

HONG KONG SAR / SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - 27 September 2023 - Hang Lung Properties (SEHK stock code: 00101) (the "Company" or "Hang Lung") holds its annual nationwide volunteer day in Hong Kong and in nine cities across mainland China every September to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of Hang Lung Group. This year, under the theme of "Caring for Women's Physical and Mental Health," more than 1,200 Hang Lung As One volunteers took part in engaging activities for more than 7,300 grassroots women and their children to help them relax and relieve their daily work and family pressures. Participants also included young volunteers from Hong Kong SAR Government's "Strive and Rise Programme", encouraging the younger generation to connect with and serve their community.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Lung As One Volunteer Team made hand creams and gifted the products to nearly 500 disadvantaged women, reminding them to take care of themselves and prioritize their physical and mental wellbeing
Mr. Weber Lo, Chief Executive Officer of Hang Lung Properties, said, "With the motto We Do It Well, Hang Lung continually contributes to society through community investment projects and volunteer services. Women play an integral part in their families and society. Their physical and mental health is a key issue of concern and importance in our society. On the 'Hang Lung Nationwide Volunteer Day' this year, we show our c more

SUNeVision Launches the First Startup Programme

Empower Startups and Advance Innovations in Hong Kong’s Digital EconomyHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 27 September 2023 - SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. ("SUNeVision", SEHK: 1686), the number one data centre provider in Hong Kong, today announced the launch of its first Startup Programme to empower local startups and accelerate innovations in Hong Kong's digital economy. The initiative connects startups to mission-critical technology partners on SUNeVision's industry-leading data centre ecosystem. Comprehensive suite of innovative technologies will be provided to accelerate the growth journey of startups.

SUNeVision's first Startup Programme opens for applications until 31 December 2023 and will support 10 candidates at each cohort.
SUNeVision Startup Programme is designed to provide all-round infrastructure support to propel startups to grow and scale their businesses. The programme is inviting online applications that demonstrate expertise in key areas of Hong Kong's innovation and technology industry, including Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech and Smart City. Applicants shall aim at growing businesses in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area in the next 3-5 years, committed to bringing Hong Kong to the next level on global certifications and standings. The programme is open for applications until 31 December 2023 and will support 10 candidates at each cohort. Successful applicants can enjoy an array of exclusive offers, including access to SUNeVision's highly connected data centre infr more

Discover NSRCC’s Brand New Golf Course at Its Exclusive Open House | National Service Resort & Country Club

Don’t miss out on the chance to partake in the recently revealed NSRCC Kranji 18-Hole golf course and the special membership deals designed to foster closer family bonds.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 27 September 2023 - National Service Resort & Country Club (NSRCC), the premier destination for golf enthusiasts and families seeking a tranquil escape in Singapore, is thrilled to announce an upcoming Open House. Scheduled for 7th & 8th October 2023 from 10AM-6PM, at 10 Changi Coast Walk. This event will feature the launch of two new offerings set to elevate the golf and country club experience, catering to both golf aficionados and those yearning for quality family time amidst natural beauty.

Unlock Great Deals at the NSRCC Open House Event In celebration of these attractive offerings, NSRCC extends a warm invitation to its Open House event at NSRCC Changi. This event promises an engaging introduction to the club's facilities with fun-filled activities, as well as an opportunity to find out more about the Father & Son Campaign. Beyond this remarkable offer, NSRCC are pleased to present exclusive buddy deals, a special referral program for members, and a gift of a $300 eyewear voucher upon each successful membership registration. Seize this opportunity to fully enjoy the privileges, including priority golf reservations, discounted golf lesson packages, preferential rates for all facilities and events, and a host of other benefits. Come and connect with fellow golf enthusiasts, form new friendships, and celebrate the sense of camaraderie that distinguishes NSRCC as a truly unique community. Exp more

FOMO Pay Fuels Singapore Pitstop Industry Pilot for Programmable Rewards

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 27 September 2023 - Singapore-based major payment institution FOMO Pay fuels the country's Purpose Bound Money (PBM) acceptance as the merchant acquirer of the Singapore Pitstop industry pilot. The industry pilot by Grab, StraitsX (part of Fazz) and UOB builds on the Monetary Authority of Singapore's Project Orchid initiative*. The digital vouchers available in the Singapore Pitstop is an example of PBM, which allows conditions such as validity period and type of merchants to be specified when making transfers in digital money. When a consumer pays for his purchase using PBM, funds are transferred to the merchant immediately once the terms of use are fulfilled, without the need for a separate reconciliation process. FOMO Pay bolsters PBM acceptance by equipping merchants with the capability to receive PBM in consumer voucher format through its digital payment solution. This aligns seamlessly with the objective to offer greater flexibility to businesses and consumers through interoperable payment systems. Further to its contribution to the PBM trial at the 2022 Singapore FinTech Festival, FOMO Pay takes pride in its role as the merchant acquirer supporting the industry pilot with merchant acquiring services. In the Singapore Pitstop industry pilot, FOMO Pay enables its hero merchants (Mount Faber Leisure and Jumbo) and participating merchants (ANDAZ, LAC, Eu Yan Sang, KOI and City Tours) to accept PBM in the form of Non-Fungible Token (NFT) vouchers and provide seamless digital payment experiences to Singaporean locals and international visitors from 7 September 2023 to 31 December 2023. FOMO Pay demonstrates its pioneering role in the realm of programmable money and programmable payment, further solidifying its prominent standing in the FinTech sector. Devoted to advancing digital payment innovation through the utilisation of financial technologies, FOMO Pay is proud to showcase real-life applications of the Digital Singapore Doll more

Flala has been online for one year, with over a million users, providing users with a borderless social space

SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA & TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 27 September 2023 - 2023 marks the first anniversary of Flala's launch. As a new social APP, Flala quickly established and effectively spread its brand image to the outside world between 2022 and 2023, bringing users a high-quality social experience by continuously optimizing the product functions. Flala has opened the door to the overseas social market and become an emerging social chat product favored by young people abroad.

Flala App's slogan and purpose
Flala started its layout in Vietnam and radiated to Southeast Asian, Asian, European and American markets, showing a trend of rapid expansion. On Facebook, Flala's official account has attracted over one million followers, with a rising number of daily active users. All these benefit from the functional design of the product and continuous optimization of the user's experience. Various befriending options Flala provides a variety of social chatting methods. Users can freely choose the way to make friends according to their own needs: such as to enhance mutual understanding through 1-to-1 private chat; to communicate freely through video, thus breaking the geographical restrictions. In the Dynamic Square section, users can share their life moments anytime, anywhere, whether they are happy or sad, and express their emotions to their friends on Flala. In addition, Flala also offers a variety of mini-games to enhance users' gaming experience. A communication space for real emotions With the advent of the ChatGPT craze, AI can easily analyze and imitate human chat behaviors through big data, more

C23 HK's largest AI Marketing event in 2023 Explore AI tools to help boost productivity and competitiveness of digital marketing

50 business executives and IT experts gather Share application cases and forecast AI development trends HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 September 2023 - One of the city's influential digital marketing associations IAB Hong Kong presented "IABHK C23" (C23), a one-day conference and exhibition today (26 September). Under the theme of "AI ALL AT ONCE", it aimed to reveal the impact of AI on revolutionary transformation of digital marketing. This groundbreaking event gathered more than 50 senior business executives and IT solution developers in 20+ sessions and 16+ exhibitors, to offer their insights into the most recent AI applications and case studies in the business world. Today's c23 also featured a number of A1 workshops and an exhibition showcasing innovative AI solutions in various fields.

Opening Ceremony by officiating guests
With an audience of over 400 attendees in-person and 500 online from across the region, C23 is the largest AI Marketing event in Hong Kong this year in terms of participants and speakers. Marketers and industry professionals had the opportunity to delve into the latest AI marketing trends, connect with industry leaders, and uncover strategies that have the potential to transform businesses and drive exponential growth. Over 50 local and international experts assemble to share successful AI marketing stories An impressive lineup of over 50 local and international experts, each shared how their unique technology and experience in AI to be applied practically across the region, to stay ahead of the market, resolve challenges and enhance business efficiency. In th more

IFTA FinTech and Innovation Awards 2022/2023 Winners Revealed

Celebrating a New FinTech Era and Innovation of Industry ExpertsHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 September 2023 - Organised by The Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia (IFTA), the IFTA FinTech and Innovation Awards 2022/2023 (IFTA Awards) Presentation Ceremony was held at the Hong Kong Productivity Council yesterday (25 September). Officiated the ceremony was the Guest of Honour Mr Joseph Chan JP, Under Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury of the Hong Kong SAR Government. A total of 22 corporate winners and 9 individuals / teams were commended with an award. OPENHIVE scooped the Best FinTech of the Year Award while the Best FinTech of the Year – Startup Award went to Reimagine Cyberbay Limited. In its fifth edition this year, IFTA has selected "Game Changers: The Rise of Next Gen FinTech" as the theme of the Awards in response to the wide uptake of artificial intelligence and chatbot technology, with the aim of honouring individuals and teams who have fuelled the development and adoption of FinTech, and motivating innovations essential to drive Hong Kong into a new FinTech era. Mr Joseph Chan JP, Under Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury of the Hong Kong SAR Government shared in his speech, "The Hong Kong SAR Government is committed to promoting Fintech as a means to enhance the overall competitiveness of the financial services sector. Our strategy is multi-pronged – enhancing Fintech infrastructure, promoting Hong Kong's Fintech competitiveness internationally, launching support schemes to incentivise innovative financial services, nurturing Fintech talent, and fostering a regulatory environment conducive to local innovation and cross-boundary collaboration. May the innovative spirit of all winners continue to blaze new trails in the Fintech landscape." Mr Wilson Kwok, Founder and Vice Chairman of IFTA mentioned, "In an era where technological applications grow and are adopted at an exponential rate, FinTech evoluti more

Anmako’s Signature Batik: A Perfect Fit for Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 September 2023 - As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, a time when families gather to celebrate the full moon and the bountiful harvest, Anmako, the Singaporean brand renowned for its contemporary batik clothing, has geared up to make this year's festivities even more special. With a commitment to quality, practicality, and beauty, Anmako's unique batik clothing line is the perfect choice for those who want to celebrate this cultural event in style.

At Anmako, clothing is more than just fabric; it's a canvas for self-expression. Their line of exquisite batik clothing is carefully crafted to reflect the rich cultural heritage of Asia while catering to modern lifestyles. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant blend of international cultures in Singapore, Anmako's designs are a testament to simplicity and excellence. Traditional Influence, Modern Appeal The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival, is deeply rooted in Chinese tradition but celebrated by various communities in Singapore. It's an occasion for family reunions, mooncake sharing, lantern parades, and enjoying the beauty of the full moon. Anmako's batik clothes are the perfect embodiment of this fusion. Their designs seamlessly blend traditional Indonesian batik patterns with Japanese aesthetics, resulting in garments that are not only visually captivating but also remarkably comfortable to wear. By utilising high-quality cotton and linen materials sourced from Indonesia and Japan, Anmako ensures that their creations are both luxurious and functional. Celebrating Culture and Heritage In line with the Mid-Autumn Festival's emphasis on culture and heritage, Anmako's dedication to Asian art and textiles is evident in each of more

Netcetera AG: Tokenization benefits now available to GPE merchants in Europe

eCOM Tokenizer of G+D and Netcetera to secure online shoppers' privacy and boost e-commerce businesses. ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - EQS Newswire - 26 September 2023 - GPE (Global Payment Europe) and the e-commerce payment expert, Netcetera, are forging an even stronger alliance to elevate the shopping experience for countless customers across Europe and strengthen the trust in the online payment ecosystem. By introducing the beneficial payment technology, network tokenization, powered by Netcetera and the global security technology group, Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), GPE affirms its commitment to remain at the forefront of payment innovation. Network tokenization is a technology that ensures merchants and consumers can use the latest developments in digital payments. On average, every merchant faces a 6% monthly expiration of their customer accounts, severely impacting the payment flows and the conversion rates. To increase the conversion by keeping the credentials always up-to-date and enhancing the security, GPE introduced card network tokenization using the innovative and award-winning eCOM Tokenizer of Netcetera and G+D. The eCOM Tokenizer acts as an aggregator service, seamlessly connecting GPE's payment gateway, GP webpay, with token services offered by major card networks such as Mastercard Secure Card on File and Visa Token Service. It enables tokenization of the card data for all the Cards on file and Recurring payments. This step is expected to yield remarkable benefits for merchants, including a 3-5% increase in approval rates, primarily due to better risk scoring and approvals by card issuers. By securely storing and processing customer payment information, the eCOM Tokenizer solution significantly reduces the risks associated with fraud and data breaches. GPE has witnessed a remarkable conversion rate improvement during the first weeks of operations. This improvement can be attributed to the automatic renewals of the card data in more

Alibaba Cloud Unveils New Services to Solve Generative AI Development Issues for Global Customers

Global cloud leader joins forces with technology partners to accelerate application development innovationHANGZHOU, CHINA - Media OutReach - 26 September 2023 - Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today announced a series of innovative AI products and services at the 2023 Alibaba Cloud Global Summit. The comprehensive set of new products are designed to meet the burgeoning demand for Generative AI development from customers worldwide. The extensive AI solutions from Alibaba Cloud, spanning from AI computing platforms to AI acceleration services and AI-centric applications, are designed to assist customers in creating their own Generative AI applications in a more efficient, security-focused, and cost-effective manner. Selina Yuan, President of International Business, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence Group, said: "To cater for the thriving demand for generative AI, we are constantly introducing innovative products and services to tackle different pain points of our global customers. Our comprehensive AI services are designed to help customers seize the unparalleled opportunities offered by this unstoppable technology trend." "As part of our commitment to foster more inclusive and innovative application development for generative AI, we have been joining forces with industry leaders to further extend our capabilities for different scenarios, " added Yuan. Comprehensive AI Services for Generative AI Development To reduce AI process complexity, Alibaba Cloud introduced PAI-Lingjun Intelligent Computing Service, a comprehensive AI computing platform for high-performance computing tasks, such as foundation model training and inference. It offers large-scale deep learning and intelligent computing capabilities on Alibaba Cloud. The service also provides full-process AI engineering capabilities, including AI development, AI training, AI role management, and computing resource management. The platform, already i more

"NIA - BMA" Join Hands with Private Sector to Transform ARI into "Bangkok’s Sandbox – Cognitive Innovation District", Connect with Partners & Capitalize on ARI’s 4 Types of Assets through "ARITech" to Create Innovations & Attract Foreign Investments

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach - 26 September 2023 - The National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) or NIA has collaborated with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to develop ARI Innovation District with ARITech, which covers AI, Robotics, and Immersive and IoT Technology, for the goals of driving the growth of the district and transform it into a cognitive city. Four key components for the development are economic assets, physical assets, network assets, and digital assets. ARI Innovation District or ARID will be developed as a new economic hub to accommodate innovative businesses, investments by the public and private sectors, as well as global tech firms. ARID is expected to pilot as an innovation sandbox in its mission to stimulate the investments of infrastructure crucial to the development of practical technologies. In support of this mission, ARID Hackathon 2023: Innovation for well-being was held. The top winner from the contest is PARK :D, which presented "Parking Lot - Sharing" platform as a means to improve transport connectivity. The award-winning idea will be developed further and used as an innovation for ARID.

Mr. Sanon Wangsrangboon, deputy governor of Bangkok, reveals that BMA and NIA have shared the goal of making the Thai capital a pleasant place to live in via policy formulation and implementation. To achieve this goal, it is important to use innovations in not just easing or solving problems but also leveraging existing good resources for enhanced livability and added value. ARI is a strategic area, which is now being upgraded into "innovation district". The upgrade marks an important beginning of its journey to become more livable with better housing, convenient public services, modernit more

Luxury brands deploy diverse, innovative content strategies to accelerate online content platform businesses

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 September 2023 - Ocean Engine, Douyin E-commerce, and Ocean Insights, in collaboration with Deloitte China, released their inaugural white paper on China's luxury market. Douyin Luxury Gravitational Center – 2023 Douyin Luxury Industry White Paper provides businesses with valuable industry insights, marketing inspiration, and e-commerce strategies through an in-depth examination of China's luxury market and Chinese consumer behavior, and analysis of Douyin's core strengths and successful case studies. By summarizing luxury brands' success stories in the Douyin ecosystem, the white paper highlights their various stages of development in the Chinese market to help them achieve future sustainable growth on Douyin. After a dip in 2022, Deloitte forecasts that China's luxury market will hit RMB580 billion this year, accounting for 25% of the global total. Furthermore, China's market share is expected to rise to 40% by 2030, surpassing Europe and the Americas to become the largest single market globally. This will be driven by the continued consumption willingness of high-net-worth individuals, new incremental volume brought by the post-90s generation, extended reach through online channels, and the optimization of pricing, products, and marketing by brands. Jewelry, watches, and bags are the strongest-growing segments due to their investment potential and asset preservation, the rarity of their brand and design elements, and versatility. Tianbing Zhang, Deloitte Asia Pacific Consumer Products & Retail Sector leader, says, "In 2023, China's luxury sector is on a trajectory for a robust recovery, solidifying its position as a critical market in the global brand landscape. Our analysis indicates a maturing Chinese consumer base, where luxury items are increasingly seen not merely as social capital, but as assets for personal enjoyment and long-term investment. On the channel front, the accelerated digital transformation of C more

HKSTP and Global Entrepreneurship Network Join Forces to Propel Innovators from 200 Markets to Success Across the World

HKSTP delegation to Australia unveils Innovation Mixer and Market Discovery initiatives in Melbourne to pave way for Asia’s growth opportunitiesHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 September 2023 - The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), has joined forces with the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) to lead aspiring innovators to global growth opportunities, and extend Hong Kong's innovation ecosystem to GEN's 200 markets around the world. HKSTP led a delegation to Australia and attending the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2023 in Melbourne to explore collaboration opportunities and ignite market discovery initiatives.

Ir Dr HL Yiu, Chief Corporate Development Officer of HKSTP (first from left), shared his insight on the panel discussion of “Doing Business in China” during the GEN Congress.
GEN is a global community that fosters deeper cross-border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policy makers and entrepreneurial support organisations, to make it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. In July this year, John Lee, the Chief Executive of HKSAR, witnessed an MoU signed by Jonathan Ortmans, GEN Founder and President and Dr Sunny Chai, Chairman of HKSTP, committing the two parties to support entrepreneurship across ASEAN countries. To expedite the partnership, HKSTP joined GEC 2023 in Melbourne from 19-22 September with a delegation of fast-rising startups and busine more

WRISE Group Appoints Group COO and Group Head of Risk & Compliance to Strengthen Commitment to Core Business Fundamentals

Appointments of Helen Lam and Gaven Koh will bolster the Group's operational excellence and regulatory compliance initiativesHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 September 2023 - WRISE Group today announced the appointments of Helen Lam as Group Chief Operating Officer ("COO"), and Gaven Koh as Group Head of Risk and Compliance of WRISE Group. Both positions are effective immediately. The appointments come amidst a pivotal juncture for the Group, aligning with its regional expansion strategy, while reinforcing WRISE's dedication to building core fundamentals such as governance, risk management, and compliance. Both roles will enhance the Group's operational effectiveness and its ability to meet regulatory compliance standards, further bolstering the organisation's efficient and effective day-to-day operations amidst continued growth across Asia. Control and governance of the WRISE Group, alongside the implementation of robust risk management measures, are crucial in WRISE's growth plans and strategy as we continue to serve clients and expand across markets. Ms. Lam will ensure oversight of the governance and operations of the Group, and Mr Koh will manage all compliance-related requirements of internal and external stakeholders such as risk assessments, frameworks, policies and guidelines. Both report to Derrick Tan, Chairman, WRISE Group. "Helen and Gaven possess extensive experience and deep industry knowledge that will boost WRISE's growth momentum. I am confident that they will play vital roles in strengthening WRISE's capabilities and elevating the services we provide for clients globally. The appointment of such key roles within WRISE also reflect our commitment to investing in core principles and strong fundamentals to build our business," said Derrick Tan, Chairman, WRISE Group. "I am excited to join the team at WRISE, and I look forward to working with WRISE's leadership team to contribute to the continued success of the company. With Asia's growi more

China's Gutian County successfully held the Forum on Master Yuanying and the Sinicization of Religion following its debut on the NASDAQ screen

Showcased on NASDAQ screen, Gutian County shined a spotlight on the radiant Chinese civilization as the birthplace of the revered Master Yuanying and the largest edible fungi production county in China. GUTIAN, CHINA - Media OutReach - 26 September 2023 - In a continued effort to promote the integration and development of Chinese and world civilizations, Gutian County is proud to host the Forum on Master Yuanying and the Sinicization of Religion from September 25 to 27.

Set against the scenic backdrop of Cuiping Lake, this event with the "Wisdom Mutual Learning · Harmony and Integration" theme has participants from all corners of the globe. Representatives of governments, Chinese compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, overseas Chinese, and prominent monks and scholars studying the Sinicization of Buddhism from around the world, and enthusiasts of Yuanying culture, gathered in Gutian to actively engage in cultural exchanges and enhance mutual learning among civilizations. Master Yuan Ying is a patriotic monk and Buddhist leader in modern China. He always adheres to the spirit of " compassion, fearlessness, and selflessness" and has made many contributions to the development of Buddhist culture around the world. As the birthplace of Master Yuanying, Gutian relies on the forum activities of Master Yuanying and the Sinicization of Religion to fully inherit and promote Yuanying culture. While polishing the cultural card of "Patriotic Monk Yuanying's Hometown", it promotes Buddhist cultural exchange and enhances mutual learning among world civilizations. Having recently showcased its cultural and historical gems on the NASDAQ screen in Times Square, New York, Gutian County continues to receive international attention. The promotional video displayed in Times Square before the more

SIBUR among leaders in ESG rating of Russian companies

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Media OutReach - 26 September 2023 - Moscow. According to an ESG rating of Russian companies published by the rating agency NCR and RBC, SIBUR was among the top-ranked companies, with a rating in the highest-possible category. Andrey Piskunov, NCR's Managing Director, said: "SIBUR is once again among the leading companies in our ESG rating. We improved our methodology this year based on our experience from last year. For companies that are not in the financial sector, the weight of the environmental component depends on the company's impact on the environment. The environmental component also takes into account the company's environmental conservation efforts as well as its investments in environmental projects and environmental technologies. Participation in the rating enables companies to highlight their commitment to ESG principles and to demonstrate their openness to all stakeholders." Maxim Remchukov, SIBUR's Sustainability Director, said: "Our leading position in the ESG rating shows that we have not slowed down when it comes to implementation of the sustainability agenda. In the spring of this year, we updated our sustainability strategy, as we were able to achieve a number of our stated goals ahead of schedule – notably, to reduce the environmental impact of our production facilities. We have taken on additional obligations, with due regard for all of the Company's assets. All our key results, including quantitative metrics, are publicly available on our website, in our integrated annual report. Strategic oversight is carried out at the level of the Board of Directors, which also speaks to the fact that this subject is a priority for shareholders." Hashtag: #SIBURThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.About SIBURSIBUR is Russia's largest integrated petrochemical company and one of the fastest growing global petrochemical players, with approximately 50,000 employees. The Company's unique vertically integra more

GROW with Singlife and BlackRock Launch Innovative Investment Trio to Bolster Investor Wealth Amid Economic Volatility

The Trio offers investors access to liquid alternative solutions from S$200, alongside unique equity and fixed income investment fundsSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 September 2023 - GROW with Singlife, the integrated investment platform under homegrown financial services company Singlife, today announces the launch of GROW x BlackRock Trio, a suite of three unique investment products designed to help investors grow their wealth in a challenging market. The GROW x BlackRock Trio is a timely launch amid global economic volatility. Rising inflation, interest rates, and geopolitical tensions are creating headwinds for investors. In this uncertain environment, investors are looking for investment products that can help them to preserve their capital while aiming to generate sustainable returns to achieve their long-term financial goals. The products within GROW x BlackRock Trio are designed to meet these needs by offering investors targeted exposure to various asset classes. GROW customers will be able to access all three funds in the GROW x BlackRock Trio portfolio through an exclusive offering. The investment options in the Trio are: BlackRock Strategic Funds – Systematic Asia Pacific Equity Absolute Return Fund A2 SGD-Hedged, an alternatives fund that invests broadly across Asian equity markets that seeks to deliver consistent, low-volatility positive returns, regardless of market fluctuations. This fund offers access to a liquid alternative strategy with a minimum investment of just S$200. BlackRock Global Funds US Dollar Short Duration Bond Fund A10 SGD-Hedged, a fixed-income fund which invests in high-quality short-term USD bonds, offering investors diversified income sources and overall portfolio resilience. The fund seeks to offer investors a stable monthly distribution. BlackRock Circular Economy Fund A5G SGD, a global cross-sector thematic equity fund that invests in companies at the forefront of the net-zero carbon more

Samsung Introduces New Bespoke Kitchen Appliances in Singapore to Revolutionise The Modern Homes

Take on any culinary endeavor with efficiency and style with the new Bespoke Oven, Hood, Hob and Dishwasher SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 September 2023 - Samsung Electronics Singapore has added four kitchen appliances to its Bespoke range of products for homeowners to create their very own culinary havens. They include the Bespoke Built-in Oven, Bespoke Wall-mount Hood, Bespoke Induction Hob, and Bespoke Dishwasher, designed to elevate kitchen aesthetics while providing homeowners with innovative features for greater efficiency.

Design a culinary haven with Samsung Bespoke kitchen appliances.
The expansion of the Samsung Bespoke line-up gives homeowners more personalisation options to complement their home's interior design. The kitchen can be elevated to a stylish and unique space through mixing and matching appliances that not only embodies sleek designs to reflect homeowners' personal style but are also smart and easy to maintain. The Samsung Bespoke kitchen suite boasts cutting-edge functionalities that provide flexibility, connectivity, and convenience to streamline the cooking experience for the busy home cooks, while impressing guests with their culinary creations. "As homeowners in Singapore place more emphasis on how their kitchens look and work, we recognise the potential within the home appliances category to provide products that not only fulfil everyday household needs but also enhance kitchen design. The expansion of our Bespoke range is our response to discerning homeowners who seek a comprehensive, p more

"2023 China Perfume Industry White Paper" released

SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - 25 September 2023 - On September 6th, the "2023 China Perfume Industry White Paper" (referred to as White Paper 4.0) jointly produced by Eternal Group and Kantar China was successfully launched in Shanghai.

The White Paper 4.0 upholds the principles of rigor, precision, and objectivity in its content, continuing the tradition of previous perfume whitepapers. It was collaboratively created with renowned global fragrance industry experts and brand leaders. The launch event of the "2023 China Perfume Industry White Paper" brought together over 600 guests, including industry professionals, business partners, media representatives, and seasoned perfume enthusiasts from both domestic and international backgrounds. Additionally, nearly 30,000 people watched the event online. Participants included Jean Madar, COB & CEO of Inter Parfums Inc., Karim LISI, VP of Business Development for Fine Fragrances in the Asia-Pacific region, Symrise, Lana Glazman, Global Head of Consumer Insights of dsm-firmenich, Olivier Viejo, VP of Fine Fragrance APAC, dsm-firmenich, and Zhaoran Meng, Founder of DOCUMENTS. The participants took part in the official release of White Paper 4.0, delving into the trends in the Chinese perfume market and gaining insights into opportunities in the Chinese perfume market. "As a leading full-channel brand management group in the Chinese beauty industry, we promote the better development of the Chinese perfume industry. Since the release of the 'China Perfume Industry White Paper' in 2020, each release has garnered widespread attention from the industry. Our launch event has become an annual industry event", said Chole Lam, Senior VP of Eternal Group. The "2023 China Perfume Industry White Paper" continues to provide authoritative more

IT solutions company EBS rebrands and offers Cyber Incident Response Solution to help SMBs defend against cyber threats

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 25 September 2023 - Cyber threats are prevalent in different technology applications. With the digital transformation trend of global enterprises, hackers take chances to look for security vulnerabilities. Electronic Business Solutions Limited (EBS), an Asian IT solutions company, has launched its Cyber Incident Response Solution for SMB customers, leveraging real-time technical support from EBS's Cyber Incident Response Team to help businesses defend against cybersecurity threats.

EBS rebrands to highlight its positioning in the IT industry. Mr. Vincent Law, the Managing Director of EBS (Left) and Mr. Alex Wong, the Chief Executive Officer of EBS (Right).
Provides SMBs with Cyber Incident Response Solution Cases of cyberattacks and malware have surged in recent years, with market data indicating that 43% of cyberattacks target SMBs, 86% of which are unable to defend against cyberattacks, and 60% of customers have closed their business within six months of a data breach or cyberattack. The survey shows that cyber security for SMBs is increasingly important. Third-party professional services can protect companies' business from hackers and help them resume operations. In view of SMBs often lacking professional teams to deal with cyber security issues, EBS provides SMBs with a complete Cyber Incident Response Solution with 24-hour emergency support. When enterprises encounter hacking or blackmail threats, the cyber incident more

Trend Micro Ranks #1 in Attack Protection in Rigorous MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK® Evaluations

Delivers standout performance against Turla adversary group with 100% protection rate HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 25 September 2023 - Trend Micro (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, excelled in the latest ATT&CK® Evaluation performed by MITRE Engenuity, ranking first among over 20 vendors in the protection scenario. The flagship Trend Vision One™ platform rapidly detected all 19 major steps from the simulation and blocked 100% of attack events in 13 attack phases. Kevin Simzer, COO at Trend: "Trend Vision One blocked the first steps in every phase of the attack, highlighting its exceptional protection and prevention capabilities to enable security teams to get back on the front foot against threats. It's the latest demonstration of why our platform approach is so effective in mitigating real-world cyber risk and threats across diverse customer environments." MITRE Engenuity's ATT&CK® Evaluations appraise a solution's ability to detect targeted attacks leveraging known adversary behavior. This approach more closely mirrors critical real-world attacks. This year's evaluation, conducted in March 2023, focused on Russian advanced persistent threat (APT) group Turla, known for its sophisticated malware and ability to evade detection for long periods of time. In every simulated scenario tested, Trend Vision One™ consistently blocked all Turla attack attempts, ensuring customer environments would be protected from breach. This proactive approach is reinforced by a 100% success rate in alerting on all critical steps in the attack chain. Trend's performance was also marked by strong detection coverage across the MITRE ATT&CK Matrix including 100% analytics on all steps necessary to alert, respond, and contain an attack before it could progress further, ultimately limiting noise and volume of alerts to minimize fatigue, prioritize critical tasks and improve the analyst experience. It was particularly effective in providing high fi more

Backbase enters into strategic partnership with FrankieOne to provide financial institutions in Australia and New Zealand with safer and simpler digital onboarding

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 25 September 2023 - Backbase, the global leader in Engagement Banking, today announced its strategic partnership with FrankieOne, an Australian home-grown and industry leading identity verification and fraud prevention platform provider with a strong track record in the banking industry. The alliance will enable Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) banks and credit unions to onboard customers and members seamlessly, combining Backbase's personalised banking experience platform with FrankieOne's robust identity verification solutions, making it easier than ever for end customers to securely access digital financial services. Secure and safe digital banking has never been more top of mind for Australian consumers, with the epidemic rise of fraudulent activity costing Australian consumers billions of dollars. According to the 2023 Australian Payment Fraud Report, in 2022, fraud on payment card transactions increased by 16.5% on the previous year to $577 million, in line with the increase in total spending on cards, which was up by 16% to $1 trillion over the same period. The rate of fraud on Australian card payments was 57.5 cents per $1,000 spent, up slightly from 57.3 cents in 2021. Partnering with FrankieOne allows Backbase’s Engagement Banking Platform to access a breadth of Know-Your-Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), biometric verification, transaction monitoring, fraud detection and compliance capabilities from a curated selection of local and international providers. This partnership will provide local financial institutions enhanced trust during customer led, seamless onboarding journeys. The net result for the local banking industry is higher customer loyalty, combined with a simplification of compliance requirements. Backbase recently launched its Engagement Banking Cloud (EBC) offering which provides customers with a single platform that extends across all lines of business and supports the full cu more

HKU Engineering researchers develop a soft colour-changing system that may lead to revolutionary optical devices

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 25 September 2023 - Researchers at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) designed an innovative pixalated soft colour-changing system called Morphable Concavity Array (MoCA).

(MoCA): a pixelated colour-changing soft system that mimics the colour-changing structure of butterfly wing.
Pixelated soft colour-changing systems are malleable structures that, by manipulating light, can change colour. They have applications in a wide range of industries, from medical bandages that change colour if there in a infection, to foldable screens on smartphones and tablets, as well as wearble technology where sensors are itegrated into the clothing fabric. The research was co-directed by Professor Anderson Ho Cheung Shum from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at HKU, and Professor Mingzhu Li from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and led by Dr Yi Pan from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at HKU. MoCA fabricated by the HKU researchers is a thin (its thickness is about 3 human hairs) rubber-like structure that consists of two layers – the top layer is a photonic crystal elastomer actuator (PC-EA) film and the bottom one is a hole array – a lattice with regularly spaced round holes. The PC-EA film itself consists of two layers – an elastomer layer (GPDMS) on top and and a hydrogel layer (pNIPAM) below. If ethanol is added to the pNIPAM layer, it swells, and the resulting tension pulls the elastomer GPDMS layer downwards into the hole in the array, producing a dish-li more

Experience Tainan’s Rich Heritage, a Muse for "Someday or One Day"

TAINAN, TAIWAN - Media OutReach – 25 September 2023 – As the starting point of Taiwan's history, Tainan is home to well-preserved historical sites and traditional culture. A wealth of historical value and anecdotes is to be found every step of the way. No wonder Tainan ranks, alongside Kyoto, Hoi An, Bangkok, and Seoul, as one of the top five must-visit cities to experience Asian traditional cultures. Furthermore, donning Tainan's traditional attire (qipao) to immerse in its cultural and historical charms has become a memory cherished and shared by visitors from around the world. A trip to Tainan can easily evoke a sense of time travel, taking the visitor back to how the city has evolved over four centuries.

Tainan's tourist attractions (from left to right): Confucius Temple Cultural Park, Anping Old Fort, Koxinga Shrine
Want to savor the popular drama "Someday or One Day" again? This can be easily done by taking a journey to Tainan and being part of a massive international tourist event. A comprehensive map of filming locations for both the TV and cinematic versions has been created for fans everywhere. Retrace Huang Yu-hsuan's steps to Three Two Record Store that leads to her changing upon key clues; Grandma Mo's Shaved Ice Shop at Madou, Fengnan Senior High School at Liuying, and the spot for watching sunrise on New Year's Day at Zuozhen. Be at the very scenes where the main characters have their classic dialogues. Tainan's unique retro style promises i more

Introducing ABeam Consulting As A Proud Partner In SAP’s Regional Strategic Service Partner (RSSP) Initiative

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 September 2023 - ABeam Consulting Singapore, a leading consulting firm in Singapore specialising in business transformation, proudly announces their partnership as the world's first company to join SAP's Regional Strategic Service Partner (RSSP) Initiative. This strategic collaboration amplifies ABeam's Consulting capabilities and reaches in the Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region, propelling the company's rapid growth trajectory.

The RSSP initiative, distinct from SAP's existing Global Strategic Services Partner (GSSP) program, empowers SAP partners in APJ to scale their SAP practice swiftly and fosters closer collaboration with SAP Consulting to ensure joint customer success. The programme facilitates partnerships within the region, focusing on partner entities that show specific capability and capacity requirements tailored to APJ. To qualify for the RSSP initiative, ABeam Consulting met and exceeded a comprehensive set of SAP criteria, including geographical presence, vertical industry competencies, and alignment on a joint sustainability strategy. This achievement showcases ABeam Consulting's commitment to excellence and positions the company as a trusted partner for SAP in the APJ region. "APJ is one of the fastest-growing regions for SAP, and our partner ecosystem plays an integral role in customers' transformation. With over 24,000 registered partners globally and close to 20% in APJ, there is a large SAP-certified community that can benefit customers and the broader ecosystem," said Paul Marriott, President APJ, SAP. "Congratulations to ABeam Consulting on becoming our first partner to join the Regional Strategic Services Partner initiative. We look forward to amplifying ABeam's SAP expertise across the region and drive more innovations for cu more

GAZOO Racing (GR) GT Cup Asia 2023: Bold strategies pay off for new Asia champion Andika Rama

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 25 September 2023 - The GAZOO Racing (GR) GT Cup Asia 2023 played out across three heart-thumping races on Sunday, 24 September 2023. E-motorsports enthusiasts saw 15 local qualifiers – from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand – pit their driving skills, dexterity, and wits against one another, as they battled for the regional championship title and a spot in the Global Finals.

This year's GR GT Cup Asia saw a change in race format where all regional finalists participated in a total of three races on PlayStation®'s "Gran Turismo 7". The first race, played on Mount Panorama with GT Supra Gr.4 cars, began with a 5-minute time attack as a qualifying round to determine grid positions, followed by a 15-minute race. The second race on the Tokyo Expressway – East Clockwise track was played with Race 1's grid positions reversed using GR Corolla cars over a 25-minute race time. The third and final race, played on the legendary Spa Francorchamps racetrack with GR010 Hybrid Hypercars, once again began with a 5-minute time attack qualifying round, before concluding with a 35-minute race amidst dynamic weather. The championship was determined from cumulative points earned through finishing positions in all three races, the first five positions in qualifying rounds, and bonus points for the fastest laps in each of the three races. At the end of the competition, the two highest scoring finalists will proceed to the Global Finals, slated for November in Barcelona, Spain. Indonesia's Andika Rama came out tops with a total of 65 points throughout the competition. Slow and steady won Rama the race, with the seasoned racer clocking 4th and 5th places in Race 1 and 2 before b more

The Hong Kong Enterprise Achievement Award 2023

Organized by Echolade, a brand of Pulse Radar LimitedRecognizing outstanding companies HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 25 September 2023 – Organized by Echolade, a brand of Pulse Radar Limited, the Hong Kong Enterprise Achievement Award 2023 Presentation Ceremony was successfully held on 21 September 2023 at the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel. The event celebrated the remarkable contributions and accomplishments of companies and organizations from various industries, and was attended by representatives of the award winners and distinguished VIP guests.

The Hong Kong Enterprise Achievement Award 2023 Organized by Echolade, a brand of Pulse Radar Limited, the Hong Kong Enterprise Achievement Award (HKEA Award) aims to encourage outstanding businesses and community leaders across different sectors to uphold their innovative spirit and steer their industries forward through top-notch products and services. It also provides an opportunity to showcase to the public the business acumen of local entrepreneurs and their continuous commitment to the community, all while acknowledging their endeavours and achievements. This year's HKEA Award garnered an overwhelming response from a diverse range of industries, such as IT, e-commerce, asset management, real estate, insurance, accounting, legal, AI, Web3 and digital assets, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, trade, education, food and beverage, marketing, language services, human resources, ESG, and corporate consultancy. A total of 15 companies were selected as winners from a pool of numerous participating organizations by a panel of professional judges with an emphasis on "Corporate Management and Administration", "Creativity In Products and Services", and "Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)". The aw more

Explore Timeless Tainan, as Seen in "Someday or One Day"

TAINAN, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 25 September 2023 - As the starting point of Taiwan's history, Tainan is home to well-preserved historical sites and traditional culture. A wealth of historical value and anecdotes is to be found every step of the way. No wonder Tainan ranks, alongside Kyoto, Hoi An, Bangkok, and Seoul, as one of the top five must-visit cities to experience Asian traditional cultures. Furthermore, donning Tainan's traditional attire (qipao) to immerse in its cultural and historical charms has become a memory cherished and shared by visitors from around the world. A trip to Tainan can easily evoke a sense of time travel, taking the visitor back to how the city has evolved over four centuries.

Tainan's tourist attractions (from left to right): Confucius Temple Cultural Park, Anping Old Fort, Koxinga Shrine
Want to savor the popular drama "Someday or One Day" again? This can be easily done by taking a journey to Tainan and being part of a massive international tourist event. A comprehensive map of filming locations for both the TV and cinematic versions has been created for fans everywhere. Retrace Huang Yu-hsuan's steps to Three Two Record Store that leads to her changing upon key clues; Grandma Mo's Shaved Ice Shop at Madou, Fengnan Senior High School at Liuying, and the spot for watching sunrise on New Year's Day at Zuozhen. Be at the very scenes where the main characters have their classic dialogues. Tainan's unique retro style promises infinite surprises. Just board a flight in Thailand and head for the ancient city of Tainan. Join your friends or family to put on qipaos for a stroll through Taina more

Trading made clear: OctaFX becomes Octa, launches global campaign

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 25 September 2023 - The international broker OctaFX recently announced the decision to change its name to Octa. The broker launched a global promotion campaign with the motto ‘Trading made clear’ to amplify the message behind the transformation.

‘As the financial landscape evolves, so do we,’ the Octa press office commented. ‘Our clients' needs continue to diversify, and that is why we have significantly expanded our offerings over the past few years. We feel that we have outgrown the ‘FX’ in our name and are ready to go further, with a versatile collection of financial instruments we offer for trading now including commodities, stock indices, stocks, and cryptocurrencies.’ Another reason for the campaign launch was the company's continued focus on making trading accessible and easy-to-learn for everyone. ‘We believe that the world of finance doesn't have to be confusing, and so the key message of the campaign has become that of clarity. This attitude is central to what we do as a broker—supporting our clients on the way to their financial goals,’ the Octa press office said. The broker's press office also hinted that ‘the name change is part of a bigger process of transformation, which will lead to significant changes and improvements and underscore the company's dedication to staying ahead in the ever-changing industry.’ Below are the key highlights of the Octa's transformation-in-the-making. Trading platform. Octa will continue to develop its own state-of-the-art trading platform, OctaTrader, which aims to integrate everything a trader needs into one seamless system where expert analytics, deposits and withdrawals, and profile management options are all at hand. Educational opportunities. The company more

CÉ LA VI Singapore Debuts New Dinner Menu

The reimagined menu blends traditional culinary art with modern innovation for enhanced dining experiences. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 September 2023 - CÉ LA VI Singapore announces the launch of its newly curated dinner menu, available for patrons every day from 5:30 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. at the rooftop restaurant atop Marina Bay Sands. Created to be a true reflection of the ever-evolving culinary world, the new menu features an extensive selection of dishes that offers a little something for everyone.

A New Chapter in Singapore's Dining Scene As food culture continues to evolve, the emphasis on versatility and innovation has become increasingly significant. The updated dinner menu at CÉ LA VI stands as a testament to this change, harmoniously combining traditional culinary techniques with contemporary innovation to suit a diverse clientele. Starters: The new starter section of the menu is more than just an introduction; it's an overture. Diners can expect a medley of textures and flavours right from the get-go. The Burrata, an Italian classic, is reinvented with crispy tempura shiso and accompanied by fresh strawberries, adding both visual and sensory delight. On the other hand, the Black Angus Beef Tenderloin Tartare stands out with a unique hint of white soy and is complemented by a garnish of fresh watercress. Mains: When it comes to main courses, the spotlight shines on a fine balance between tradition and innovation. The Line Caught Red Snapper is a showstopper with its nuanced laksa base, elevated by the richness of ebi shrimp oil and a velvety celeriac coconut purée. Another memorable entrée, the Duroc Pork Chop, features a zesty Yuzu jus, which is balanced by a refreshing fennel apple salad. Desserts: The de more

The "Asian Games Letterbox" Malaysia Stop Concludes with Resounding Success, with Great Anticipation from the Local Populace for the Asian Games Hangzhou 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 23 September 2023 - To better propagate the spirit of the Asian Games and foster greater understanding among the Asian people of both the Games and China, the "Asian Games Letterbox" is an initiative under the esteemed guidance of the Publicity Department of the CPC Hangzhou Municipal Committee and the Information Office of the Zhejiang Provincial Government; Phoenix Satellite Television and invite local people across multiple nations and regions in Asia to handwrite messages of goodwill for the Asian Games. "Following this prolonged wait, I firmly believe that the Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 and the city of Hangzhou itself will assuredly bestow upon the entire Asian continent a delightful surprise," one Chinese expatriate who has been engaged in business in Malaysia for several decades remarked to reporters during their participation in the "Asian Games Letterbox" event. On September 16, 2023, just one week before the commencement of the Asian Games Hangzhou 2022, the "Asian Games Letterbox" initiative arrived at its third destination, Malaysia. Early that day, the "Asian Games Letterbox" stationed at renowned landmarks such as the Petronas Twin Towers, Merdeka Square, Central Market, The Starhill, and Pavilion KL in Kuala Lumpur, were officially inaugurated in Malaysia. As soon as this event was launched, it rapidly disseminated within the local Malaysian Chinese social circles and across social media platforms, garnering enthusiastic participation from many overseas compatriots and local residents in Malaysia. During an interview with the "Global Insights", a Malaysian citizen expressed, "Through the city brochures of Hangzhou, I have gained a deeper understanding of this enchanting city. I hope to have the opportunity to personally visit Hangzhou in the future to experience the allure of this beautiful city. I also wish that, amidst their athletic pursuits, the athletes could visit Hangzhou, feeling the wa more

Launch of Carousell Campus: Leading the future of secondhand with recommerce, cultivating talent and contributing back to the startup ecosystem

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 September 2023 - Carousell Group, the leading multi-category platform for secondhand in Greater Southeast Asia, celebrates the onset of its second decade with a homecoming to LaunchPad @ one-north, the site of its inaugural office. The Group announced today the official opening of its new regional headquarters, Carousell Campus, dedicated to advancing recommerce capabilities as part of its goal to make buying and selling secondhand items more trusted and convenient.

Carousell’s new regional headquarters at LaunchPad @ one-north
During the launch event of Carousell Campus today, Carousell Group CEO and Co-founder, Mr Quek Siu Rui expressed his enthusiasm for the journey ahead, sharing, “This space marks a coming-of-age for Carousell as a Group. Recommerce means bringing the best things that we know and like from e-commerce and availing it for secondhand products. We have been building up our recommerce business in recent years, and have grown to be the leading recommerce Group in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, with tens of millions of monthly active users and 80 million new listings annually. As we take the lead in advocating for recommerce and a circular economy in the region and beyond, we believe in contributing back to the local startup community and cementing Singapore as the region’s prominent startup hub.” Driving the future of secondhand by advancing recommerce with trust and convenience capabilities Carousell Campus also houses the Group’s first Capabilities Centre, which brings the Group’s brands and subsidiaries into o more

The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors Property and Facility Management Division Conference 2023 "Explored the Next Generation of Smart Property & Facility Management in Greater Bay Area"

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 September 2023 - The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors Property and Facility Management Division hosted the Annual Conference 2023 at the Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University today. With the theme of "Next Generation of Smart Property & Facility Management in Greater Bay Area", the conference attracted 230 guests from Hong Kong and the Mainland in attendance. The conference brought together industry experts, practitioners, and academics from across the Greater Bay Area to share insights on industry development and explore the latest strategies for technology applications in property and facility management. Ms Winnie HO Wing-yin, JP, Secretary for Housing, Housing Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region of the People's Republic of China, attended as the Guest of Honour. Due to the rapid digital innovation and transformation in the construction industry in Hong Kong and the country in the past few years, exploring the smart technology adoption in property and facility management would be important to facilitate smart city development and improve the living quality. Meanwhile, the rising demand for property management and infrastructural development in The Greater Bay Area has brought new industry dynamics. With the support of the Guangdong Property and Facilities Management Association of the Greater Bay Area, Guangzhou Property Management Association and Shenzhen Property Management Industry Association, the expert and industry leaders in the Mainland engaged in fruitful discussions with the local speakers and participants to forge the industry development in the future. Ms Winnie HO Wing-yin, JP, Secretary for Housing of HKSAR Government mentioned in her opening address, "Embracing innovation and collaboration is crucial for improving the quality and efficiency of our property and facility management services. The Housing Bureau has been integrating innov more

BingX Release new BRC20 token SATSUSDT onto trading platform

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 September 2023 - BingX, a leading cryptocurrency trading platform, is once again the first to announce the listing of SATS-BRC20, an innovation in the Bitcoin ecosystem. Starting from September 22, 2023, 08:00:00 (UTC+0), BingX users will be able to trade SATS with the SATS/USDT trading pair. For updated SATS Price head over to BingX Prices page. Just earlier this year, the cryptocurrency world was abuzz with the introduction of BRC-20 tokens, a new token standard that brought fungible tokens to the Bitcoin blockchain. Created by an anonymous on-chain analyzer named Domo, BRC-20 tokens have been hailed as a significant watershed moment for Bitcoin, expanding its utility beyond just a digital currency. As of May 2023, a remarkable 14,300+ different tokens have been minted using the BRC-20 standard, signaling its rapid adoption and the high level of interest it has garnered. Trading Details Asset: SATS Trading Pair: SATS/USDT SATS Deposit Time: September 25, 2023, 08:00:00 (UTC+0) SATS Withdrawal Time: September 25, 2023, 08:00:00 (UTC+0) Smart Trading: BingX Spot Grid and Spot Infinity Grid will list SATS for users to enjoy smart trading of tokens. Why Trade SATS-BRC20 on BingX? Enhanced Liquidity: BRC-20 tokens contribute to increased market liquidity, making trading more efficient. Interoperability: Built on the Bitcoin blockchain, SATS-BRC20 can seamlessly interact with other Bitcoin-based applications and services. Decentralization: Aligning with the core principles of blockchain technology, SATS-BRC20 offers users ownership and control over their assets without relying on intermediaries. Hashtag: #bingx #cryptoexchange #coinlistingThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.About BingXBingX is more

ESG Achievement Awards 2022/2023 winners presented Practices in sustainable development highlighted and pioneers commended

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 September 2023 - Founded by the Institute of ESG & Benchmark (IESGB) and co-organised by the Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia (IFTA), the ESG Achievement Awards 2022/2023 (Awards) Ceremony Luncheon was held at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong today. The Awards celebrates the outstanding contribution of 59 winning organisations in promoting sustainable development, fulfilling social responsibilities and delivering excellent corporate governance under 9 awards categories. ESG Achievement Awards has earned public recognition over the last two years, with keen participation from businesses and organisations from a broad spectrum of disciplines and sizes covering listed companies, non-listed companies and non-government/profit organisations. The Awards honours the hard work and achievements of organisations which have innovated and implemented good ESG practices. Themed "ESG Champions: Pioneering Sustainable Development" in its third edition, the Awards aims to celebrate businesses, individuals, and non-profit organisations who have integrated ESG practices at every level of their operation under 9 different categories. As companies with good ESG performance usually out-compete its peers, the "Outstanding Sustainability Dividend Award" has continued this year to recognise companies persistently delivering excellent corporate governance and sustainable development. Guest of Honour of the Ceremony Mr Joseph Chan JP, Under Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury of the Hong Kong SAR Government shared in his welcome speech, "Hong Kong, with its open and internationalised market market, robust infrastructure, a regulatory regime aligned with major overseas markets, the rule of law, and a rich pool of professional talents, not only has the potential, but also the responsibility to lead the region in green finance. As an international financial centre, Hong Kong is already leading on various leagues' tables more

Thailand’s Department of Foreign Trade leads trilateral meeting with US and European Union to halt proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach - 22 September 2023 - Thailand's Department of Foreign Trade (DFT) Director General Ronnarong Phoolpipat presided over a trilateral meeting with the U.S. Embassy's Export Control and Border Security Program (EXBS) and the European Union's (EU) Partner to Partner Program (EUP2P) on September 21, 2023, at the Department of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Thailand.

Representatives from both programs emphasized the significance of implementing strategic trade control measures (STC) to regulate weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and dual-use items (DUI) through licensing measures. Director General Ronnarong Phoolpipat is of the view that this concept is needed in principle, with the objective of preserving trade security in the global community. The meeting included an exchange of ideas, perspectives, and discussed the pros and cons of implementing STCs in Thailand. WMDs refer to nuclear weapons, biological weapons, chemical weapons, or any other weapons with the potential to cause harm to a large number of human lives, animals, or plants, and to cause grave damage to the environment. A dual-use item can be used for both civilian and military purposes and could be employed to develop, manufacture, apply, modify, store, or transport WMDs or could be treated in any way to facilitate the acquisition of WMDs. Ronnarong Phoolpipat said Thailand places a strong emphasis on transparent trade practices that prioritize safety without leading to proliferation of WMDs, enhancing confidence among other countries in its commitment to global responsibility. Thailand is dedicated to ensuring that its export have no connection or association with terrorism and WMDs. Hashtag: #TrilateralMeeting #Thailand #DepartmentofForeignT more

Bybit and Digital Artist Per Kristian Stoveland Sell Out Exclusive Collection, Open Edition Sales Ongoing

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Media OutReach - 22 September 2023 - Bybit, the world's third most visited crypto exchange, have released their second digital art drop as part of their partnership with Oracle Red Bull Racing. The limited-edition collection of 200 NFTs were sold via Dutch auction on Sept. 20, and sold out within one hour for a total of 74.5 ETH ($168,434).

The collection: “Pursuit” by Per Kristian Stoveland, launched in conjunction with the Japan Grand Prix,and holders of the original Velocity Pass NFT had exclusive access to the auction. In the 24 hours since launch “Pursuit” has racked up over 106ETH ($113,433) in secondary sales. Sales of Per Kristian Stoveland’s open edition collection “Echo of Intensity” are ongoing on Bybit. Per Kristian Stoveland, who designed the collection, is a generative artist hailing from Oslo, Norway. "Pursuit" is the second release as part of the Velocity Series, a revolutionary Web3 experience that brings together the talents of the world's premier digital artists. Drawing on his mastery of generative art and his innovative use of p5js, a creative coding framework, Per K's collection encapsulates the raw power and velocity of Oracle Red Bull Racing's RB19 race car. The collection is a symphony of light streaks that tear through desolate landscapes, igniting a captivating dance of dust. As part of the Velocity Series, "Pursuit" is curated in collaboration with AOI, a foundation for emerging art and technology. “Bybit and Oracle Red Bull Racing are proud to pioneer the future of art a more

Kerry Logistics Network Won Two ESG Achievement Awards for the Second Consecutive Year

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 September 2023 - Kerry Logistics Network Limited ('Kerry Logistics Network', 'KLN'; Stock Code 0636.HK) has won the ESG Benchmark Award - Silver Award and the Outstanding Sustainability and Dividend Growth Award for the second year running at the ESG Achievement Awards 2022/2023 (the 'Awards'), highlighting its accomplishments in Environmental, Social and Governance ('ESG') and sustainable practices. Organised by the Institute of ESG & Benchmark (IESGB), the Awards this year is themed "ESG Champions: Pioneering Sustainable Development", aiming to recognise the importance of sustainable practices, and commend the efforts of companies operating in Hong Kong that have created a positive impact. Ellis Cheng, Executive Director and Chairman of the Sustainability Committee of Kerry Logistics Network, said, "We are delighted to be recognised by the IESGB again for our sustainability performance and ongoing progress in ESG. Over the last year, we have made great strides in our sustainability strategy and governance structure, while expanding the scope and depth of our social commitment and initiatives. In the future, we will remain committed to adopting ESG best practices and driving meaningful changes in our community, as we continue to march forward towards our target of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050." In 2022, KLN established its Sustainability Committee, responsible for evaluating sustainability-related risks and opportunities, recommending ESG strategies and monitoring sustainability reporting. Within the year, KLN also secured its first sustainability loan, as well as developed a 3-year approach to enhance its sustainability disclosure based on the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). It was also the first logistics company in Hong Kong to deploy a 5.5-ton electric truck, striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Hashtag: #KerryLogisticsNetworkThe issuer is solely re more

CDFI joins forces with UnionPay International to launch dual shopping privileges to revitalize retailing in Hong Kong and Macau

Enjoy instant discounts and earn bonus member points at CDFI stores with UnionPay cardHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 September 2023 - With the outbound travel of Mainland Chinese residents on the rise, accounting for more than 70% of the total visitor arrivals in Hong Kong in the first half of the year, China Duty Free International (CDFI), in collaboration with UnionPay International, has launched the "All-in-One Shopping Rewards". This cross-border shopping promotion is available in Hong Kong, Macau and Cambodia stores, leveraging the strengths of both companies'respective resources to enhance the attractiveness of the retail markets in Hong Kong, Macau and the South East Asian region. To help revitalize the retail markets in Hong Kong, Macau and Cambodia, the campaign offers multiple shopping privileges to UnionPay cardholders, who can enjoy a RMB 2,888 coupon package, earn extra member points and enjoy additional spending discounts* at CDFI duty free shops and downtown stores throughout September. There are seven CDFI outlets participating in the promotion, including DUTY ZERO by cdf at Hong Kong International Airport, Central, Causeway Bay and Citygate in Tung Chung, cdf Beauty Hong Kong Flagship Store, cdf Macau Grand Lisboa Palace Shop, cdf Macau International Airport Duty Free Shop, and three cdf Cambodia duty free stores. UnionPay cardholders who bind their cdf membership cards in the UnionPay app, receive the "All-in-One Shopping Rewards" coupon, and pay with their UnionPay cards at participating CDFI outlets, will be entitled additional cdf member points, each of which can be redeemed as RMB 1 yuan, allowing travellers to enjoy uninterrupted shopping fun during their travels. CDFI hopes that the cooperation with UnionPay in launching cross-border payment privileges will drive the steady growth of consumption in Hong Kong and Macau. In addition to earning extra cdf member points, UnionPay cardholders can accumulate double discounts by spending a more

ECO Clean Office and Helpling Join Hands to Revolutionise Home Services

ECO Clean Office, a leading provider of cleaning services, has forged a partnership with Helpling, a home service platform. Keep reading on to find out how this collaboration is set to reshape the landscape of home services, ushering in a new level of convenience, quality, and innovation. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 September 2023 – ECO Clean Office, a leading provider of commercial cleaning services in Singapore, is thrilled to announce a partnership with Helpling, a renowned platform in the home service sector. This alliance marks a crucial step in the company's pursuit of excellence, emphasising its dedication to industry standards, customer satisfaction, and innovation for growth.

Synergy of Strengths In contrast to conventional collaborations between companies and tech platforms, the unique partnership forged between ECO Clean Office and Helpling has given rise to a distinct service delivery model. This alliance seamlessly merges ECO Clean Office's wealth of expertise in manpower with Helpling's tech-driven approach, resulting in a cleaning service that caters to the full spectrum of client preferences. Clients not only enjoy the digital convenience they actively seek but also get to savour the cherished human touch, making this partnership a perfect blend of the best of both worlds. Empowering the Team Through Holistic Training Helpling's training for ECO Clean Office's staff goes beyond merely elevating service quality - it also brings these services into alignment with industry standards. This holistic training approach ensures consistency and quality across all service touchpoints. Clients can place their trust in services that adhere to the highest industry standards, thanks to Helpling’s c more

FBS Joins Forces with Education Africa to Empower Youth in Orange Farm

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - Media OutReach - 22 September 2023 - FBS, a leading global broker, and Education Africa, a renowned educational nonprofit organization, announce their collaboration to make real change happen for children and teenagers in the Johannesburg township, Orange Farm. This partnership represents a significant step towards providing quality education and equal opportunities to underserved communities.

Masibambane College Students
In September, FBS and Education Africa solidified their commitment to educational accessibility and excellence by establishing a partnership. As part of this agreement, FBS will make monetary contributions to support the students of Masibambane College, in Orange Farm founded by Education Africa and partnered with St John's College. Since 2019, Masibambane College has been laying the groundwork to transform the College into a STEM Educational Centre of Excellence. The first donation from FBS has been utilized to acquire essential school supplies, including stationery and exercise books, that will be used by the entirety of Masibambane College. These school resources will equip young learners with crucial resources, as they advance on their STEM journey, a core dimension of the school's curriculum. To mark the commencement of this collaborative endeavor, the FBS Team paid a visit to Masibambane School on September 20, engaging with young learners and enjoying a guided tour of the school. This meeting marks the official handover of the donated supplies and symbolizes the commencement of a collaborative journey towar more

HKU Scientists Pioneer Dual Trojan Horse Approach to Combat Superbugs

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 September 2023 - In the relentless battle against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, science continues to unveil ingenious strategies to address their vulnerability. Like other bacteria, superbugs have a unique weakness – their dependence on iron for growth and survival. Iron serves as an essential nutrient that bacteria utilise for various cellular processes, including DNA replication, energy production, and other vital functions. In essence, iron is like a 'food' for bacteria.

The Research Team of Professor Hongzhe SUN (Second from the left) in the Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong.
Building upon this understanding, a research team led by Professor Hongzhe SUN from the Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), introduced a 'Dual Trojan Horse' strategy, where a metal-based-drug and sideromycins, a class of antibiotic structurally resembling iron, work together in combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This approach allows these antibiotics to be delivered into bacterial cells through a pathway that mimics iron uptake. When bacteria encounter sideromycins, they are deceived into believing they are acquiring iron, prompting them to usher these compounds into their cells. This strategy not only enhances the effectiveness of sideromycins but also prolongs their lifespan, marking a significant advancement in our battle against antibiotic resistance. These promising results were successfully replicated in a live mice model, introducing an innovat more

Singapore Carpentry Partners Bamboo Veneer Specialist to Redefine Affordable Luxury Interiors

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 September 2023 - Singapore Carpentry, one of the leading companies in Singapore for custom carpentry, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Bamboo Veneer Specialist to introduce its latest offering – bamboo charcoal veneer. The unveiling of the new bamboo charcoal veneer caters to the ever-expanding demand for affordable yet opulent interior design solutions, and showcases Singapore Carpentry's dedication to offering high-quality, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable finishing options. These veneers are manufactured using renewable and recyclable materials, thereby minimising both the environmental and financial impact associated with interior design renovations. The bamboo charcoal veneers offer a range of benefits, including swift installation within a day's time and the ability to mimic various premium materials, such as wood, mirrors, marble, and metal, through a range of customisable colours and patterns. This versatility makes them an ideal choice for crafting luxurious interiors at attainable price points. In addition to their eco-friendliness and versatility, these veneers are highly durable, capable of withstanding wear and tear, neutralising odours, and resisting moisture and mould growth — qualities that make them particularly well-suited for Singapore's humid climate. Beyond its renowned status as a leading custom carpentry firm in Singapore, Singapore Carpentry extends its expertise to a variety of other services, including design and build, landscaping, lighting, and commercial interior design services. This comprehensive offering provides homeowners and business owners with a seamless, all-encompassing solution for their renovation needs. The introduction of the bamboo charcoal veneer expands the choices available to clients, enabling them to achieve premium designs at sustainable and cost-effective rates. With manufacturing facilities strategically located in Singapore, Malaysia, and Ch more

Traveloka Impact Study by PwC: SEA’s leading travel platform propels global exposure and growth for Indonesia’s tourism ecosystem

PwC research reveals Traveloka, Indonesia’s tech success story, aided post-pandemic recovery by contributing approximately USD10 billion to Indonesia’s GDPSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 September 2023 - A socio-economic impact study released by PwC Indonesia today reveals Traveloka, Southeast Asia's leading travel platform, is making significant social, environmental, and economic contributions to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, its core areas of operations. While Traveloka's primary economic contribution is within the tourism sector, its activities also extend to other sectors such as agriculture and energy, indicating a broader economic involvement.

From left to right: Julian Smith, Director, PwC Indonesia; Caesar Indra, President, Traveloka; Radhiyan Irwansyah, Senior Manager, PwC Indonesia
The study highlights Traveloka's role in stimulating an increase in Indonesia's Gross Value Added (GVA) across a four-year period, accounting for approximately USD10 billion between 2019 and 2022. Of this amount, the tourism sector accounted for more than USD4.5 billion, contributing 2.7 per cent to the sector's GDP. This contribution played an important role in aiding the post-pandemic recovery of the travel and tourism sector in the region. "Traveloka's impact is far-reaching, and we generate significant real-world value. We engage with millions of travellers daily, and this PwC Indonesia study quantifies for the first time our sizable contribution to Indonesia's economy through more

Introducing Bybit's Perp Protect: Revolutionizing Options Trading with Industry-First Downside Protection

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Media OutReach - 22 September 2023 - Bybit, the world's third most visited crypto exchange, is proud to introduce an industry first for crypto exchanges: Perp Protect, an automated risk management tool. Perp Protect acquires options contracts automatically to hedge long and short positions offering easy downside protection.

Perp Protect has been developed by Bybit and is not available on any of the top crypto exchanges. It offers users peace of mind without compromising their investment strategy by suggesting options contracts that protect against price action going against them. Traders anticipating market volatility can stay ahead of the curve by leveraging Perp Protect to secure their positions in volatile markets. Its automatic options acquisition is based on intelligent recommendations to ensure that they are well-prepared to navigate market fluctuations. Inexperienced perpetual traders can also gain the confidence using Perp Protect's reliable protection layer. It empowers them to explore the world of perpetual trading while minimizing potential losses. Using Perp Protect requires just two clicks. It's designed for user convenience, ensuring that its benefits can be accessed effortlessly. Secondly, Perp Protect's intelligent algorithm continuously evaluates market conditions to offer optimal downside protection and costs as low as 2% of a user's initial margin. "As we witness the evolution of crypto, it is essential that traders have access to tools that not only enhance their experience but also mitigate the risks associated with this dynamic market," said Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit. "With Perp Protect, we are proud to offer a solution that brings ease and security to traders of al more

Luxury Smartphone Maker VERTU's METAVERTU 2 Web3-friendly Smartphone Made a Debut in Singapore

Vertu's new web3 phone with AI capabilities as a "second brain"SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 September 2023 - The handmade luxury smartphone brand VERTU showcased its Web3-friendly smartphone, the METAVERTU 2, at the recent inaugural Token2049 Singapore, said to be the largest crypto-focused event in the region. The handmade METAVERTU 2 luxury smartphone is the successor to the successful METAVERTU range, with its own decentralized operating system (DOS) with security at its core, made for every blockchain and Web3 savvy connoisseur. The stylish VERTU tote bag presented as a gift at the VERTU booth was highly popular in this well-attended event.

Founded in 1998 from a strong telecommunications pedigree, the VERTU brand of mobile phones steadily became the status symbol of those who love to stay in touch with style. Today, the VERTU range encompasses luxury feature phones as well as highly customized Android smartphones that are handmade and customized to taste. The METAVERTU range of VERTU phones is a leap forward for Web3 adopters who need to communicate and transact in the Web3 universe and mainstream communications with security baked in. METAVERTU 2 - the Web3 smartphone The first METAVERTU was touted to be the world's first Web3 phone, with two smart chips in one phone, a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC and an A5 encryption chip, for safety in blockchain and Web3 transactions and communications. The first METAVERTU offered luxury and materials for a luxurious tactile feel, and featured a robust memory and storage for the most demanding applications. The phones featured a seamless switch between the Android and Web3 worlds for partitioned security. And as many would understand what the Vertu experience truly is, all vertu phones come with British personal butler service. But M more

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Inspires Students' Creativity For 10 Years Hong Kong Students Are Invited to Use STREAM and Imagination To Create A Sustainable Future

This year's Solve for Tomorrow theme is ‘1maginati0n that Creates our Sustainable Future’. Samsung is encouraging Hong Kong students to use STREAM knowledge and creativity to design technology solutions for sustainable development issues. They can compete for prizes worth more than HK$260,000. HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 September 2023 - The world's leading technology company, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd, officially launched the Solve for Tomorrow competition for 10 years. Over the past years, the competition has inspired tens of thousands of Hong Kong students to unleash their creativity for social causes they are passionate about. As sustainable development is one of the most discussed issues globally, this year's theme for Solve for Tomorrow is "Imagination that Creates our Sustainable Future". The competition aims to encourage Hong Kong students to have a longer-term vision and perspective, and collaborate with Samsung to contribute innovative ideas for sustainable development.

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow has been organizing for 10 years. The competition aims to inspire and motivate Hong Kong students to think deeply about the social issues affecting their community. It encourages them to develop creative technology solutions by applying their STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) knowledge. Samsung also added several new elements to help students have a fun and experiential learning experience throughout the competition.
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"Celebration of NGO Impact Stories" Shines a Spotlight on Digital Transformation in the Social Sector

Report Calls Attention to Local NGOs' Need for Strategic Social Media Planning HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 September 2023 - Asian Charity Services (ACS) hosted the Celebration of NGO Impact Stories at Soho House today, bringing together the social sector's trailblazers, tech innovators, and communication experts under one roof. The event released the report "Digital Communication For Impact: Synergising For a More Empathetic Community", and showcased the remarkable journeys of 20 local NGOs through art and video, revealing both the triumphs and the pressing challenges local NGOs faces in the digital age. The pandemic has accelerated community engagement in the digital realm, ushering in a new era of opportunities and challenges for nonprofit organizations. The "Digital Communication For Impact: Synergising For a More Empathetic Community" report, conducted by ACS, delves into the critical challenges faced by nonprofits in their digital communication efforts and identifies areas where support is needed. One glaring finding from the report is that 67% of NGOs operate without well-defined digital communication strategies, hindering their ability to effectively connect with their audiences. Additionally, the report brings to light another concerning trend: less than half of the surveyed NGOs have established measurable objectives for their digital communication endeavors. A significant highlight of the event is the NGO sharing session, 20 selected NGOs to present their successful case studies through engaging art and video presentations. Among them, The Samaritans and Ediversity shared valuable experience about their projects and reaches, and how JC Engage helped them refine social media operations for more tangible results. Jean Lau, Program Director of ACS stated in his sharing, " This event underscores the urgent need for increased support in leveraging digital communication for the advancement of NGOs' services and advocacy. Whil more

Wilo Group Industry Conference Catalyses Collaboration for Sustainable Smart Cities Across Asia

The conference saw experts delve into the latest technologies and strategies driving the sustainable development of today’s urban areas and upcoming supercities. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21 September 2023 - Wilo Group, a multinational technology company and leading global provider of pumps and pump systems, hosted its annual Industry Conference in Singapore for the first time. Supported by the German Asia Pacific Business Association, and themed "Smart Urban Areas – Connecting Minds for a Multilateral World", the conference merged Wilo Group's expertise in smart and sustainable water solutions with Singapore's role as an urban living laboratory to catalyse collaborations that can enable smart, connected and sustainable cities across Asia. In conjunction with the conference, Enterprise Singapore organised a B2B matching session under its Germany Singapore Business Forum (GSBF) Connect initiative.

Speakers at the Wilo Group Industry Conference 2023 including H.E. Dr. Norbert Riedel, German Ambassador to Singapore (fifth from the right), and Oliver Hermes, President and CEO of the Wilo Group (fourth from the right). Yvonne Chan, Former CNA Presenter (third from left), moderated the panel discussions. Image: WILO SE
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HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) and Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo to be staged in October

The Debut “Connected Lighting” Zone features renowned brandsHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 September 2023 - Photo Download Fair websites Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition): Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo: Buyer registration Link Hong Kong, being the world's premier trade fair capital in Asia, has once again become the go-to destination for business people from around the world. Following the full resumption of travel, global traders flocked to take part in the city's trade activities. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 8th Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo and the 25th Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will be held on October 26-29, 2023 at AsiaWorld-Expo and October 27-30, 2023 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre respectively. The fairs gather more than 3,100 exhibitors, forming a world-renowned lighting marketplace and will be held in EXHIBITION+ hybrid model, complemented by the "Click2Match", an online smart business matching platform that will operate on 19 October to 6 November, providing a convenient and efficient platform for traders to connect.

Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) This year's Autumn Lighting Fair will launch a new "Connected Lighting" zone, which demonstrates the possibilities of smart and IoT-enabled lighting solutions from renowned international companies and brands, including DALI Alliance, LEEDARSON, TRIDONIC, Midea, SUNRICHER, SNAPPY, Herculux, and more. The popular "Hall of Aurora" will return bringing excellent lighting products from the world's top brands, such as Signify, Megaman, Prosperity Group, Traxon | e:cue, Beg more

Premium travel master brand ‘Cathay’ launches globally, powered by new campaign ‘Feels Good To Move’

Cathay will now be the master brand around the world, simplifying the way our customers interact with us SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21 September 2023 - Cathay is excited to announce that its new premium travel lifestyle brand is officially rolling out to markets around the world, celebrating passion for travel as a way of living under the "Cathay" master brand and simplifying the way our customers interact with us.

Cathay represents much more than airline travel. It represents our evolution into a premium travel lifestyle brand consisting of a host of complementary categories – flights, holidays, shopping, dining, wellness and payment. Asia Miles is our currency to earn and burn under these pillars. Around the world, Cathay will now be our master brand while Cathay Pacific remains the brand of our airline, and proudly so. Chief Executive Officer Ronald Lam said: "This month of September marks 77 years since the Cathay story first began with a single Douglas DC-3 aircraft nicknamed 'Betsy' and a drive to connect the world and its people. As the habits and needs of our customers have changed over the years, so too have we. Our evolution into Cathay marks an exciting new chapter in our history, and reflects our renewed focus on the customer and our determination to fulfil our vision of becoming one of the world's greatest service brands." Customers across the globe can look forward to an array of new and aspirational offerings in holidays, shopping, dining, wellness and payment, providing more opportunities for us to engage with our customers every day. To celebrate the rollout of Cathay around the world and inspired by its purpose to move people forward in life, the brand has launched its more

Infobip recognized as communications platform Leader by analyst firm Gartner®

Infobip has been recognized for its ability to execute and completeness of vision in the first Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for the Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) market KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 21 September 2023 – Global cloud communications platform Infobip has been named a Leader in the Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) market by analyst firm Gartner. In the first Gartner Magic Quadrant for CPaaS, Infobip is recognized as a Leader for its overall completeness of vision and ability to execute[1].

Infobip recognized as communications platform Leader by analyst firm Gartner
In its Competitive Landscape CPaaS report, Gartner said: "the communications platform as a service market is evolving beyond APIs to encompass the entire customer journey. Existing conversational commerce use cases are broadening to become conversational everything." In the same report, the analyst recommended CPaaS providers must: "construct customer experience as a service (CXaaS) offerings to target the entire customer life cycle by encompassing not just CPaaS, but also contact center, customer data platform (CDP) and conversational artificial intelligence (CAI), as well as customer journey orchestration." Gartner also recommended providers: "accelerate time to value for customer experience (CX) by providing tools such as user-friendly templates, 'solutions in a box' for advanced use cases, improved visual builders and detailed journey analytics." To meet these evolving demands, Infobip recently launched Experiences, a revolutionary ge more

TCCF PITCHING Attracts a Record-Breaking Number of Entries with Cash Prizes Exceeding $150,000 USD

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 21 September 2023 - Taiwan Creative Content Fest (TCCF) 2023 kicks off its largest edition to date this November 7th and, for the first time, the festival organized by Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) welcomes international works into its PITCHING section. Of the record -breaking 539 submitted projects from 29 regions such as Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Iran, France and USA, 53 have been officially selected to participate in PITCHING. The event will take place between November 7-10 and is divided into two sub-sections, Project to Screen, featuring high-quality film and TV proposals and Story to Screen, focusing on Taiwanese IPs with great adaptability potential. Projects from both programs are eligible for a significant number of cash prizes and awards, with a total combined value exceeding $150,000 USD.

Considered the largest pitching session in Asia, TCCF PITCHING arrives with an exciting international roster of projects ready to be showcased to investors traveling to Taipei this fall. Given the large number of entries this year, the Project to Screen section will be split into four sessions: Feature Films, Series, Animation Features and Series and Documentary Features and Series. The Feature Films session introduces Golden Lion nominee and Un Certain Regard winning Japanese director Koji Fukada's new project. In his upcoming film, Nagi Note, he will pay tribute to one of his inspirations, legendary French filmmaker Éric Rohmer. The Shadows by Japanese horror producer Takashige Ichise an more

The Enabling Festival 2023/24

New roving community exhibit aims to engage persons living with dementia and caregivers through the power of smell and raise dementia awarenessSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21 September 2023 - The Enabling Festival in Singapore presents a year-long showcase on the sensory power of Smell for persons living with dementia and their caregivers through an interactive and ever-expanding exhibition, entitled Scented Stories. Curated from over 100 submissions from caregivers and persons living with dementia, the Festival kicks off with 30 smell-stimulated memories and will expand as more individuals contribute their stories during the exhibition’s tour to different communities in Singapore and beyond.

Through this showcase, Festival co-founders and family caregivers Daniel Lim and Danny Raven Tan hope to engage members of the public with favourite smells or the familiar scent of a loved one, as a way to connect meaningfully with others and evoke personal memories. “The sense of Smell is directly linked with memory,” says Lim, who, with Tan, established a dementia awareness social enterprise while providing home care for their respective loved ones living well with dementia. “Our aim is to enable our caregiving communities with fun and accessible tools for living well with dementia, like sensory play with favourite scents, and to provide peer support to those who are currently, or may eventually become, caregivers of a loved one with dementia.” Scented Stories is an alchemy of memories conjured by Smell through an installation of images, jars, objects, and text that represents diverse “scentimental” stories from all walks of life. Aromas include citrusy peonies, crisp household soaps, smoky joss sticks, sulfury curry leaves, sweet jasmine oil, nose-tickling hair cream, the wild earthiness of fresh rain, raw dirt, and sandy beaches – and more! Through this installatio more