Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology 2018 to focus on the development of Building IoT
Aug 17, 2018

Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology will open its doors in September to reveal the latest technical achievments that China has to offer across the Building IoT sector. The fair has earned significant support from industry peers over the years and is due to host over 250 renowned companies from around the world. With more than 28,000 visitors expected, this year’s fair is set to be its busiest edition ever.

The 2018 edition of Shanghai Smart Home Technology (SSHT) will be held concurrently with Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT) to present the latest smart home and building innovations. This year, a wide range of technological breakthroughs in the intelligent building sector, including AI & IoT applications, smart lighting, smart parking and smart security will take centre stage, offering participants a comprehensive overview of the industry.

Regarding the future development of the intelligent building industry, Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, commented: “With the remarkable progress in big data and cloud computing technologies in recent years, cognitive buildings that integrate user-oriented lighting, parking, HVAC and energy-saving functions have become a viable option in the China market. To cope with this rising demand, special attention is being paid to building IoT applications at the fair and dedicated seminars have been arranged to examine the numerous business possibilities.”

The integrated application of IoT, communication technologies and cloud computing has significant implications when it comes to the intelligent building industry and smart city development. The next generation of intelligent buildings will be able to adapt and learn based on experiences with their inhabitants. Thanks to policies in China that have promoted IoT technologies, the future outlook of the intelligent building industry is being redefined. According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, it is estimated that the annual growth rate of the IoT market in China will increase more than 30% from 2015 to 2020 and reach a value of RMB 1.9 trillion.

To better integrate resources and enhance the synergy effect of Messe Frankfurt’s series of IoT and intelligent building technologies fairs, SIBT 2018 will be held jointly with Parking China for the first time. Parking China is a specialised fair for public parking solutions and the collaboration between the fairs will demonstrate a cross-sector building ecosystem helping fairgoers to meet new partners and unlock business opportunities. Further information about Parking China will be released in the run up to the fair.

Exhibitors to showcase technological achievements

As the prime trade fair for the intelligent building sector in China, SIBT is trusted by an array of industry players. Some of the heavyweights to present their latest innovations include: EnOcean, KNX, Legrand, Dahua, ANJUBAO, Ave Leelen, HULTON, Dalitek, Aurine, HDL,WISTAR, A-OK, Savekey, Star-net, Tantron, T-Touching, Laffey, Systec, A&R, Rishun, mantunsci and Dnake. Key sectors and exhibitors include:

* Smart hotels
Exhibitor: Guangzhou Rishun Electronics Technology Co Ltd IoT and digitisation are becoming key to the development of hotel management. Rishun’s new products specialise in strong and weak current intelligent control systems for hotels and buildings.

* Intelligent building communication protocols
Exhibitor: Hangzhou Wistar Mechanical & Electric Technology Co Ltd Smart sun shading systems are designed to make living environments more comfortable by blocking harsh sunlight and providing noise reducing capabilities.

* Smart energy-saving solutions
Exhibitor: KNX China
KNX is an open standard for commercial and domestic building automation. In recent years, KNX has enhanced its technologies by adding KNXIoT, KNX Secure and KNX Web Service to promote the continuous development of smart homes and intelligent building.

SIBT is organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade – Shanghai Pudong Sub-Council, Shanghai Hongshan Exhibition Service Co Ltd and the China Smart Home Industry Alliance (CSHIA). The fair will be held from 3 – 5 September 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China.

SIBT will be held concurrently with SSHT to showcase intelligent building technologies and solutions for building energy saving, the smart community and smart hotels. The fair is committed to presenting the concept of Building Internet of Things and driving the industry forward. This will eventually mean the concept of intelligent building evolving from an individual building to a cluster of buildings and moving further towards intelligent technologies and digitisation. Many hope that the idea of cognitive buildings will eventually be realised.

SIBT and SSHT are both headed by the biennial Light + Building event in Frankfurt, Germany. Messe Frankfurt also organises a series of light and building technology exhibitions in China including Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, Shanghai International Lighting Fair and Parking China. The company's light and building technology fairs also extend to markets in Argentina, India, Thailand, Russia, the UAE and other countries and regions.

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California food exporters see Hong Kong’s importance as Asia’s food and beverage hub strengthen
Aug 16, 2018

Californian food and agriculture exports to Hong Kong and China are valued at over US$3.1 billion annually

Hong Kong’s role as Asia’s food and beverage trading hub is set to strengthen thanks to significant investment in air, road, and rail infrastructure. This is according to the California State Trade and Expansion Promotion Program that assists food and agriculture exporters who have made Hong Kong/China their second largest export market valued at over US$3.1 billion annually.

As a primary export and re-export destination, Hong Kong’s role as a food and beverage distribution centre is crucial for Californian exporters as they seek to grow their businesses across Asia Pacific. Improvements to infrastructure including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, both set to open this year, will provide faster time to market for Californian exporters.

“Seen as a trendsetter for other markets in Asia, Hong Kong has excellent financial, legal and logistics infrastructure and is a major facilitator of trade within the region,” said Jeffrey Williamson, Director, California State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). “Today, Hong Kong is considered a lead market for Californian food exporters who are entering Asia or expanding their business in the region.”

Accounting for almost half of fruit acreage in America, and thanks to the 77,500 farms and ranches, California’s agriculture industry is worth over US$46 billion, and operates within strict food laws. These farms and ranches supply more than 400 animal and plant commodities - milk, almonds, grapes and beef being the top products – and two thirds of the nation’s fruits and nuts, and one third of all vegetables alone.

The Golden State produces over 90 percent of America’s supply of raisins, rice, pomegranates, dried plums, artichokes, figs, and pistachios and wine. Eight out of every ten almonds eaten in the world are grown in California.

The State’s long coastline is also home to a major commercial fishing industry with tuna and swordfish being the two most popular catches, along with Asian favourites such as salmon, abalone, crab, shrimp and squid.

“Consumers today are more than ever conscious and demanding about where their food comes from, and California has a strong reputation worldwide for producing fresh foods under strict and exacting conditions. Exporters are able to access consumers in multiple markets, notably in North and South East Asia thanks to Hong Kong being an advanced logistical hub in the region,” added Williamson.

California will once again host a pavilion at the Hong Kong Food Expo 2018 from now until 18 August 2018. The Californian Pavilion (Booth 5C-A18) will see a host of leading gourmet food producers with dedicated stations showcasing speciality foods and beverages.

On display at the Californian Pavilion will be American Trading International, INC, BMA Foods (edible oils), GEMSA Oils (Di’ Stefano Olive Oils, Farm to Market Oils, VITA Premium Oils), J & J Brothers Distribution (wines and spirits), New Direction Foods (ice cream and ice cream cakes), and NorQuin (a grower and supplier of quinoa and quinoa derived products). The CalAsian Chamber of Commerce, representing over 600,000 Asian Pacific Islander owned businesses in California, will also be present.

About California STEP

The California State Trade Expansion Program (California STEP) project leverages a statewide network of state, federal, private and non-profit trade promotion organizations to facilitate export promotion, activities, serving targeted industries, to drive exports for small businesses.

Managed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GOBIz), the network of STEP Partners implement a range of export promotion programs serving multiple sectors, including: Information & Telecommunications Technologies, Green Technologies, Food and Agricultural Products, California Lifestyle Products, Aerospace, Medical and Scientific Instrumentation, Transportation Equipment and Industrial Machinery.

Issued on behalf of California State Trade Expansion Program by Newell Public Relations.

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2018 Healthcare+ Expo Taiwan Where Tech Meets Medicine
Aug 16, 2018

TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--From November 29th to December 2nd 2018, global-leading biomedical and technology institutes will gather in Taipei for the top healthcare and technology event in Asia - The Healthcare+ Expo - Taiwan. In line with the theme “Med X Tech”, a lineup of global leaders in technology will share the latest technology advancements and how technology create better solutions for future medical applications.

This year, the expo gathers 400 + world-class medical institutes and multi-national IT/ICT/electronic giants. The IT giants will showcase medical innovations of AI, IoT and robotic technologies. The medical institutes will demonstrate advanced medical technologies, smart hospital designs, products, and services while bio-pharmaceutical, medical device, and genetic enterprises will provide the most current updates in precision medicine. In all, more than 1,400 booths will cover the entire healthcare ecosystem from prevention to treatment and aftercare.

Furthermore, Taiwan’s leading tech players, including: Foxconn, BenQ, Asus, Wistron, and Quanta, have been actively diversifying their businesses into healthcare; while AI pioneers, including Google, Microsoft, and Nvidia, have all announced the establishment of AI centers to develop projects focusing on medical applications in Taiwan this year. With world-class healthcare system, well-established clinical data resources, an impressive number of tech and medical professionals, Taiwan is now a new hub for digital healthcare in Asia.

Healthcare+ Expo Taiwan is a signature expo in Asia Pacific that bridges interdisciplinary collaborations between medicine, IT/electronics, and bio-pharmaceuticals. Aligning with the latest healthcare trends to foster collaborations between tech and healthcare, the expo will feature the following events:

Med X Tech Summit Asia: Foresee the future of healthcare

This international summit gathers global leaders to discuss the future trends of the healthcare industry. Topics include AI, IoT, Blockchain, precision medicine, regenerative medicine and more. Attendees will be exposed to the latest technological breakthroughs in healthcare.

Bio Innovation Stadium: A spotlight on disruptive innovations

This event features presentations by biomedical innovators from Israel, Australia, the U.S., France, Korea, and Singapore on topics from technologies that disrupt current care models to innovations that accelerate the advancement of the health industry. Join us to explore opportunities and strategies for biomedical innovations and investments.

Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry
Research Center for Biotechnology and Medicine Policy
Gordon Shen, PhD, +886-2-2655-7888
David Yang, PhD, +886-2-2655-8168

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328 Designers from China win the Golden Pin Design Award & Concept Design Award 2018 Design Mark
Aug 15, 2018

Taipei, TAIWAN --( ASIA TODAY )-- For a fifth year, the Golden Pin Design Award has completed the Secondary Selection judging in China, and as for the Golden Pin Concept Design Award, this is the third year that Second Selection judging has successfully taken place in Shanghai. The Secondary Selection juries have awarded the 2018 Design Mark to 328 entrants from China; 316 entrants in the Golden Pin Design Award, and 12 entrants in the Golden Pin Concept Design Award.

Taiwan Design Center partnered with three organizations - Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association, Hebei Industrial Design Innovation Center, and Shanghai Creative Industry Center - to organize the Golden Pin Design Award 2018 Secondary Selection judging events. Additionally, Taiwan Design Center partnered with Shanghai Creative Industry Center for a third year to organize the Golden Pin Concept Design Award 2018 Secondary Selection judging event.

Golden Pin Design Award 2018 Secondary Selection in China
Several jury members travelled from Taiwan to China, and joined the local judges at Secondary Selection events in all three cities. The jury members from Taiwan include Grace Wang (President of QUE SERA SERA), Lin Pin-Si, Roger (Chief Advisor at Nova Design), Johnny Chiu (Founder of J.C. Architecture), and Chan Wing Kei (Creative Director of Leslie Chan Design Co.,Ltd.). In Shenzhen, the local jury members were Enya (General Manager of Tencent), and HANJIAYING (Founder of HAN JAIYING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES). In Shijiazhuang, the local jury members included Xiaohui Xi (ECD, Cac110 Design Co., LTD Beijing), and Yichao Li (President of LKK Innovation Design Group). In Shanghai, the local jury members were Jody Xiong (Founder & Creative Director of The Nine), and Yang Wenqing (Founder of LOE DESIGN). The jury lineup brings together professionals from various design sectors to give comprehensive advice based on each of their specialisms.

Compared with last year, the biggest change to the judging format is the division of jury members into categories according to their specialisms. In the past, the jury members reviewed all entrants from all categories regardless of their specialisms. The advantage of the new judging format is that jury members bring their own specialist knowledge and experience to judging their corresponding category. This year there were a total of 977 entries from China in the Secondary Selection, and 316 passed through to the Final Selection, winning the 2018 Design Mark. Those 316 Mark winners will participate in the final judging event in Taipei in September for the prestigious 2018 Best Design award.

Of the entries from China, the judges say that smart technologies are incorporated in a lot of products, and while quality varies from entrant to entrant, the standard of this year’s entrants is generally very high. Although the judges were initially impressed by the extravagant design on display, on closer inspection they found many details that needed to be refined. The judging event in Shanghai presented the most diversity and the highest quality. They found the entrants from Shenzhen to be more commercial, meanwhile the Spatial Design entries from Shijiazhuang were exceptional. The jury members are amazed by the level of Spatial Design work in northern China. The judges’ main concern is about attention to detail. They feel that the entrants sometimes try to bring too many features together in one design, which results in a lack coordination.

The jury praised and affirmed the Book Design entries in the Communication Design category. They also proposed that integration design, as well as furniture design, show immense potential for future years. They recommend that designers can stand out by considering human interaction, and by taking a human-centered approach to design. Another trend they anticipate for the future of the Golden Pin Design Award is design focused on environmental and social impact. Entrants are advised to consider the perspectives of consumers in order to optimize their design in terms of content and experience, rather than simply catering to their clients’ demands.

Golden Pin Concept Design Award 2018 Secondary Selection in China
The Golden Pin Concept Design Award 2018 Secondary Selection judging event took place in Shanghai, on August 11. The jury members included Lin Pin-Si, Roger (Chief Advisor at Nova Design), Johnny Chiu (Founder of J.C. Architecture), Chan Wing Kei (Creative Director of Leslie Chan Design Co.,Ltd.), Grace Wang (President of QUE SERA SERA), Hongjie Ruan (Creative Director of C_Futures), and FAN SHIZHONG (Chairman & Creative Director of Hunan Fanshizhong Industrial Design Co., Ltd.).

This year, a total of 107 entrants from China participated in the Secondary Selection. Among them, 71 entries were submitted for judging. Finally, 12 entries passed to the Final Selection, winning the prestigious 2018 Design Mark. Those 12 entrants will compete with designers from all around the globe for the prestigious 2018 Best Design and NT$400,000 cash prize.

The jury members all agree that entries in the Product Design category are the most impressive. They feel that entries in the Spatial Design, Visual Communication Design, and Packaging Design categories generally lack innovation. Compared with the Golden Pin Design Award, the Golden Pin Concept Design Award is mostly concerned with discovering problems and presenting solutions by means of design. This requires designers to complete their own design concepts in a creative, implementable, low-cost, novel, and smart manner. This demands careful, consistent observation, and consideration of environmental impact, as well as new interactive relationships. The Golden Pin Concept Design Award celebrates design that both reflects and guides the future of humanity, heralding new possibilities for the future through innovative design concepts.

2018 Secondary Selection, Final Selection, and Grand Ceremony in Taipei
The overseas judging events are now complete. The Golden Pin Concept Design Award 2018 Secondary Selection will take place in Taipei on August 24, and the Golden Pin Design Award 2018 Secondary Selection will take place in Taipei on September 6. The Final Selection judging events will take place in Taipei on September 20 and 21, and the Best Design winners will be revealed at the Grand Ceremony on November 29.

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OS+H Asia 2018 to further champion safety and health topics at concurrently held Forum
Aug 15, 2018

10 July 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- With growing demand for workplace safety and health (WSH) products and solutions, propelled by the government and industry’s heightened call for companies to achieve zero-harm and accident-free status, the 11th edition of OS+H Asia will welcome 200 companies from 25 countries showcasing more than 1,500 products, services and solutions.

As Asia’s most important and dedicated business platform for all involved in occupational safety and health, OS+H Asia 2018 highlights seven key areas that will include: Crisis & Emergency Management, Fire Protection, Health at Work, Smart Technologies, Work at Height, Environmental Control, and Workplace Ergonomics. With first-time participants coming from as far away as Brazil, Poland, and Russia, trade visitors can expect to encounter highlights such as live-line working experts and a self-contained self-rescuer that is maintenance-free, and meet leading brands such as 3M Technologies and Galmon, local powerhouses such as Kee Safety, Lifeline Corporation and many more.

Committed to establishing itself as a regional platform for the exchange of expertise and information on work health and safety, OS+HA Asia 2018 will also be offering a forum, seminars and technical presentations serving a multitude of application sectors across industries, from building and construction, automotive, oil and gas, to marine, hospitality and pharmaceuticals. Responding to the growing popularity of these sessions, OS+HA Asia will be presenting the one-day Forum on Workplace Safety and Health featuring the most eminent thought leaders and educators in their fields.

Forum on Workplace Safety & Health 2018 | 31 August Jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO), the Forum on Workplace Safety & Health has established itself as a signature event at OS+H Asia, gathering regional WSH experts, specialists and manufacturers to share insights on strategic capabilities in workplace safety and health. It also provides learning opportunities to discuss emerging issues in WSH, competency requirements for WSH professionals and the latest WSH technological advances and innovations.

Topics at the Forum on Workplace Safety & Health include:

1. Zero Harm Strategies & Practices in the Pharmaceutical Industry
2. Management Strategies to Help the Workforce from Falling into Depression
3. Ageing Workforce
4. Total Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) and Return to Work (RTW) for a healthy and productive workforce
5. SnapSAFE@TP: Paperless TWSH Inspection – Our Journey
6. TWSH Services Centre: Vision for Tomorrow
7. Resilience and Resolve: Transnational Terrorist Threat
8. SGSecure and the WSH Community

The keynote address will be delivered by Er Ho Siong Hin, Commissioner for Workplace Safety & Health, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore.

For more information on the exhibition and the Forum, visit

About OS+H Asia 2018
OS+H Asia 2018 is the 11th edition of The Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition for Asia. Held in Singapore since its inception in 1998, it is driven by A+A, the world’s leading trade fair for all aspects of Safety, Security and Health at Work, organized by Messe Düsseldorf in Germany. As the region’s most important exhibition for all involved in occupational safety and health, OS+H Asia 2018 will provide a wide array of products, services and applications from leading companies in the field, and is augmented by strategic conferences, seminars and product demonstrations, contributing to a safer and healthier workplace for all. The exhibition runs from 29 – 31 August 2018 at Suntec Singapore and will be opened from 10am – 6pm daily.

Press Contact:
Nanny Eliana
PR Consultant
Bridges M&C Pte Ltd
Tel: (65) 6348 2215
HP: (65) 9450 0599

John Battersby
PR Consultant
Bridges M&C Pte Ltd
Tel: (65) 6348 2215
HP: (65) 9754 1092

Exhibitor Contact:
Lee Ai Ling
Tel: (65) 6332 9644

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K-Safety Expo 2018: A collaboration between safety industry and technology of Korea, ICT leader
Aug 13, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- South Korea has recently suffered from disastrous calamities, such as 5.4 magnitude earthquake in the city of Pohang, fire at a sports center in Jecheon, and gigantic forest fire. Owing to these incidents, "safety" has become Korea's major concern and its government aims to foster and develop the overall industry of safety.

For this reason, Ministry of the Interior and Safety of South Korea is holding K-Safety Expo (Korea International Safety and Security Expo) this November to present the convergence of advanced technology and safety industry. K-Safety Expo is Korea's largest trade fair focused on the safety and security industries. This year marking the 4th edition, K-Safety Expo will be held at Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) from November 14 to 16, 2018.

K-Safety Expo is in steady growth with 345 companies and government agencies plus 46,000 visitors participated for last year; in addition to delegations and overseas buyers of 26 companies from 21 countries and regions including UAE, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Cambodia as well.

This year, with Korea being one of the world's leading nations for ICT, K-Safety Expo will introduce the latest safety and security technologies as well as the trends based on cutting-edge technology. Various products and services combining safety industry, in the areas of disaster prevention, security, transportation, and construction, with 4th industrial revolution technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) would be available.

For general or participation related inquiries, please contact K-Safety Expo 2018 Secretariat at +82- 44-205-4192/+82-31-995-8209 or visit the official website at There will be special benefits exclusively for those who want to have a business meeting with Korean companies or visit as a foreign buyer; thus, it is advised for buyers to pay special attention.

Source: KINTEX

The Biggest Food & Hospitality Oman Exhibition to be held in October
Aug 13, 2018

Muscat, Oman, 13 August 2018— Omanexpo’s signature food and hospitality trade event and Oman’s biggest event of its kind, Food & Hospitality Exhibition & Conference, is set to be held from the 15th to the 17th of October 2018 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

For three days, the world class venue will be the center of about 500 local and international brands from the food and beverage, ingredients and seasoning, food processing technology, agriculture and fisheries, kitchen and catering equipment, packaging systems, HORECA furniture, resort and spa facilities, hotel décor, hotel and hospitality technologies segments.

The annual trade show, recognized as the landmark food and hospitality event in Oman and now celebrating its 13th edition, will showcase the industry’s continuous development and expansion through a comprehensive networking, education, business-to-business platform, reflecting the emerging opportunities that current and pipelined million-dollar tourism infrastructure projects have to offer.

Ammar Ahmad, exhibition manager for Food & Hospitality Oman, says “Most of the industry’s important segments, such as food supplies, which spur the requirement for food packaging, value and luxury retail outlets, shopping malls, new hotels, and hypermarkets, are in great demand especially at this time. The industry is full of business opportunities and this is what we are offering to the trade.”

"The business-to-business meetings, which is also part of the show offering, is a way for us to provide companies with opportunities to increase their contacts in the local and international markets," he adds.

The last edition, held from the 16th to the 18th of October 2017, saw a good number of international exhibitors representing 18 countries, international buyers from UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain, professionals from leading hotels and catering companies, importers, distributors and buyers from leading supermarkets and hypermarkets, and about 6,000 trade visitors.

Highlighting the exhibition were the Omani Products Pavilion and the India Pavilion, which showcased 40 companies. A concurrent feature was the Food Safety Oman Conference, which covered current relevant issues as Food Safety Culture and Environment, Regulatory Environment, Food Handlers Training, Food Inspection, Supply Chain, Logistics and Packaging and New Technologies. Speakers also presented best-practice case studies to help and identify how to tackle critical issues in food safety.
This year, apart from the pavilions and conference, the show will once again present the traditional Professional Chefs Competition organized in association with Oman Chefs Guild. The competition will put more than 50 of the country’s best professional chefs from 4 and 5-star hotels, restaurants, catering companies and bakeries, to a test of skill, technique and style in five categories: Three-Tier Wedding Cake, Tapas, Petit Fours, Live Cooking Mystery Box, and Five-Course Gourmet Dinner.

The sought-after Oman Barista Competition will also be another crowd-drawer after successfully making its mark in the coffee scene after five editions. “The competition will pave the way for similar talent and skill platforms and will also be vital to the advancement of the hospitality sector, as we are bringing in opportunities to food and coffee producers, manufacturers, distributors, importers, and retailers,” Ahmad remarks.

To keep the show more exciting, Omanexpo has partnered with McCain Foods to bring the first-ever Battle of the Burgers, a competition among grilling experts for the best burger in Oman.

Food & Hospitality Oman is anticipated to be the biggest edition to date with the participation of more local and international companies, more country pavilions, widely participated competitions, and business-to-business meetings, lending testimony to a well-established show that has enjoyed its “UFI-approved event” status since 2010.

It is recognized as the international flagship event for the food and hospitality sectors in the Sultanate, pioneering, as with Omanexpo’s trade shows, all other food and hotel-related events that have sprung up in the last two years.


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RetailEX ASEAN 2018 Press Conference Reveals How Event is 'Transforming the ASEAN Retail Landscape'
JCN Newswire
Aug 13, 2018

BANGKOK, Aug 13, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - RetailEX ASEAN 2018 ("RetailEX"), the largest annual international trade exhibition and conference in Southeast Asia, catering to retailers and brands focused on succeeding in ASEAN markets, is set to return better than ever before this September; with brand-new zones and content rich conferences over the three-day event.

RetailEX, under the theme "Transforming the ASEAN Retail Landscape" will be held on 19 to 21 September 2018 at Halls 3 and 4, at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Over 4,000 attendees from diverse industries such as e-commerce and entertainment, healthcare, design and hospitality are expected to attend.

The three-day event is co-organised by the Thai Retailers Association ("TRA"), together with Clarion Events and IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. ("IMPACT"), and is supported by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau ("TCEB"). Dr Chartchai Tuongratanaphan, Executive Director, TRA, emphasised at the press conference, how RetailEX ASEAN 2018 is defining retail within ASEAN. "Retail possibilities, expectations, behaviour and opportunities in the ASEAN community are evolving fast. Sharing our insights, knowledge and experience is absolutely essential; as is making those valuable connections and sourcing new products, services and even ideas. Retail beyond 2018 is unchartered territory and retailers and brands need to know how to navigate these newly emerging landscapes."

"RetailEX showcases the very best in cutting-edge retail technology innovation and solutions; acting as a must-visit, go-to marketplace as well as an insightful, industry knowledge-sharing platform with keynote speakers, workshops and invaluable networking opportunities," shared Mr. Loy Joon How, General Manager, IMPACT.

Mr. Charkrit Direkwattanachai, Vice President, Marketing Activation & Public Relations, Marketing Association of Thailand, adds "This is the first time that the Marketing Association of Thailand has partnered RetailEX to organise the 'Marketing in Retail' seminar. The objective of this seminar is to provide latest marketing trends and updates to retail brands. The seminar will feature many topics from various perspectives. This include consumer insights; how brands can differentiate themselves at point of sales; utilising big data for marketing strategy; case studies on omni channel; and how to integrate offline to online to revolutionise the retail industry."

Ms. Kanokporn Dumrongkul, Director of Exhibitions Department, TCEB, states "TCEB has been supporting RetailEX for four consecutive years. This year the bureau supported overseas marketing of the event and attracted trade buyers from ASEAN+6 countries through the Connect Businesses Campaign. The campaign aims to boost business matching between ASEAN+6 countries with the exhibitors, which will expand business opportunities in the event. TCEB expects that this support will generate more than 70 million baht revenue to the country. RetailEX will have a role in making Thailand an exhibition platform of ASEAN, in line with TCEB's policy. In 2017, TCEB-supported exhibitions experienced 126% growth in ASEAN trade visitors and 42.8% increase in ASEAN exhibitors."

New features at RetailEX

RetailEX is introducing several new features this year, to cover every aspect of retail from start-up to creating an outlet and succeeding online. These new highlights include:

- Design Pavilion, showcasing the latest concept store designs to create greater customer engagement and experience;
- Vending Machine & Self-Service Facilities Expo, primarily targeting the F&B industry, as well as offering payment and remote monitoring systems; photo booths; phone charge boxes; laundry room self-service equipment and more;
- Inaugural ASEAN Retail Excellence Award, acknowledges the best retailers and retail initiatives in ASEAN;
- Dedicated Concierge Business Matching Programme, connecting regional and local buyers with exhibitors and sponsors; and
- Launched Start-up Zone with the RetailEX Elevator Pitch, 10 shortlisted start-ups are given two minutes to pitch their ideas to 10 seasoned investors.

More varied content at RetailEX Conference

The RetailEX Conference promises more varied content, featuring a distinguished speaker panel of local and international industry who's who, including the CEO of 11Street; CTO of Central Group; COO of City Mart Holdings; Chief Strategy Officer of The Mall Group; Head of eCommerce from Unilever and many more, to share the latest retail trends and insights in Thailand and beyond. There will also be free on-floor seminars over the 3 days such as the Retail Training Program, organised by TRA, which explores industry trends, business models, branding and design development. The inaugural Marketing in Retail Seminar, held in conjunction with RetailEX, covers topics of interest for brands and marketers to build stronger brand identity and better scaling for their businesses.

RetailEX features more than 80 exhibitors and sponsors including Zendesk, Workplace by Facebook, AsiaPay, Insider, SpotOn Interactive, System Form, Thai Foretaste, SELF Electronics, Turbon (Thailand), AJIS (Thailand), Moderate, Quikframe, Secure Solution Asia, Smart ICT, Shenzhen COSUN Sign Engineering, Canon Ball Manufacturing, Changshu Hongda Business Equipment, and many more. Registration is open to business visitors.

About RetailEX ASEAN

RetailEX ASEAN is an annual international trade exhibition and conference that caters to retailers and brands focusing on the ASEAN market, one of the fastest growing regions of the world. The exhibition serves as a marketplace for buyers to source for the latest retail related technology and solutions whilst the conference is an educational and knowledge-sharing platform for industry players to learn about the latest retail trends, helping companies to scale their businesses through practical case studies and insights from movers and shakers of the industry.

The 3-day event, happening in Bangkok will attract 4,000+ key retail stakeholders and is designed to help brands and retailers transform their operations with various solutions and innovative technologies.The event will take place from 19-21 September 2018 at Hall 3-4, IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center. For more show information and details, please visit the official website:

About the Organizers

Thai Retailers Association has been established more than 30 years. At first the group was called the "Department Store Retailers Club", it was gathered by a group of department store entrepreneurs who realized that they must be corporate other stand individual in order to exchange ideas and share their visions as to developing an industry strategies as a whole.

Clarion Events is one of the world's leading event organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events. Founded in 1947, its 760 employees based in 13 offices worldwide specialise in delivering first class marketing, networking, and information solutions in high value sectors, both in mature and emerging geographies. Clarion's customers use our range of exhibitions, conferences, tradeshows, and websites to target new business, demonstrate their products, build deeper relationships with their clients and identify new opportunities for performance improvement. Some of our most important core markets include Energy, Defence and Security, Telecoms, Payments, Retail, Infrastructure, and Resources.

IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. is the leading exhibition organizer in Thailand. IMPACT organizes and manages professional trade and public exhibitions, conferences, meetings and training, working in hand with international trade associations, organizers and corporations across a board spectrum of industries. We create effective market platforms and offer a comprehensive range of turn-key event management solutions ranging from market research, exhibition and visitor promotion and sales, advertising and promotion, public relations, operation to on-site logistic management for exhibitions and conferences of all sizes and industries.

For more information, please contact:

Monyaphat Klinmontha (Fern), +66 90 8978167,
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Pattaraporn (Pond), +66 94 4930069,
Brand Now Asia, +66 2 105 4217,

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Taiwan International Beauty Show 2018 returns in September
Aug 11, 2018

As Taiwan's only B2B beauty and cosmetics show, the Taiwan International Beauty Show 2018 will be held at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 from September 13 to 15. Organized by TAITRA, this is the third year for the event.

For the first time, the show will feature a Startups pavilion. Startup companies launched after January 2014 are eligible to attend the show. TAITRA hopes to connect Taiwanese startup brands with overseas business opportunities. One of these startups is AGE D'OR, a skin-care brand which has received the Gold and Silver awards of the world-renowned quality evaluation "Monde Selection 2018".

International cosmetic manufacturers from Korea, Italy and Israel are also to showcase some of the world's latest, most trendy products. Among them are Italian manufacturer EyRA, whose product, Blue Venom, was highlighted among the COSMOPROF Trends this year.

Other remarkable brands include the aesthetic medicine cosmetics brands Jourdeness; Cellina, a best-seller classic for over 40 years; and Ching Seng Tong, the lip gloss expert in Asia, and more.

Major categories of exhibited products include

  • Makeup Kits
  • Makeup Preparations
  • Skin Care Products
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Supplies
  • Eyelash products
  • SPA
  • Perfume & Deodorant
  • Cosmetics and Beauty Supplies
  • Cosmetics Container/ packaging
  • Cosmetics making machines/ equipment
  • Beauty Supplements

    Major future trends for beauty products and cosmetics are

  • a good market prospect for organic products,
  • male skin-care products and cosmetics,
  • personalized cosmetics and skin-care products, and
  • products that can adapt to the faster pace of modern life.

    Renowned speakers from overseas have been invited to share their views about the aforementioned trends, and they will also discuss topics such as brand marketing and management, organic and natural cosmetics, international cosmetic regulations and technology, etc.

    In addition, attendees will be able to attend a variety of forums seminars, and benefit from One-on-One Procurement Meeting with potential buyers, and conduct onsite product launch and showcases.

    Media Contact
    Show Manager:
    Ms. Tingyu Hsieh
    Tel: 886-2-2725-5200 Ext.2859
    Fax: 886-2-2729-1089

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    ShoeTech Taipei - The Purchasing Festival for Global Footwear Industry
    Aug 11, 2018

    Organized by TAITRA, the 1st Taipei International Shoe Making Technology Show (2018 ShoeTech Taipe) will open on August 15 through 19 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, 4F Skydome.

    2018 ShoeTech Taipei features advanced automated shoemaking equipments, and various solutions for automation using intelligent systems and robots. The show has attracted the attention of leading global shoe brands, footwear manufacturers, dealers and agents around the world.

    2018 ShoeTech Taipei is the ideal platform for footwear manufacturers and designers to source, network, share technological achievements, and keep up with major trends.

    Major exhibitions at the show cover the following categories:

  • Shoe Machinery
  • Machinery for the Leather Processing
  • Testing Instrument
  • Shoe Molds & Dies
  • CAD/CAM Software and CNC Engraver
  • Automated Equipment & Machinery
  • Shoe Material, Leather, Parts, Components & Accessories, Adhesives
  • Machining & Treatment Services
  • International Association, Media

    Well-known footwear manufacturer such as Pou Chen, Grabit, Inc. from the U.S. (invested by Nike), automation equipment provider Panasonic, top collaborative robot Taiwan manufacturer Techman Robot, and Japanese company OMRON will participate.

    The App for ShoeTech Taipei is available online, which makes information including exhibitor list, product list, floor map, and event dates easy to find, and also it also includes badge scanning function. Visitors are encouraged to use the App to obtain the latest info for ShoeTech Taipei 2018.

    For more information, please go to the official website:

    Show Manager → Mr. Wolfgang Tang ext. 2619
    Publicity Manager → Ms. Lea Chou ext. 2616
    Exhibition Department, TAITRA
    Tel: 886-2-2725-5200, Fax: 886-2-2725-1959

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