Water Philippines 2019 Expo is coming back with RE EE Philippines 2019 to strengthen the country's water-energy nexus
Feb 16, 2019

PASAY CITY, Philippines, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In support to the country's commitment towards water sustainability and energy security, the 5th edition of Water Philippines Expo and 2nd edition of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE EE) Philippines 2019 are coming back on 20-22 March 2019 to once again showcase a 2-in-1 mega event under one roof.

Water Philippines 2019 Expo -- the country's fastest-growing B2B water technology event is presenting the best water technologies and solutions for water supply, sanitation, industrial wastewater and purification. RE EE Philippines 2019, on the other hand, is bringing thousands of opportunities to develop the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency sectors by promoting new advancements on solar power, energy efficiency and green technology. Over 500 exhibiting companies--including 9 international and regional pavilions from mainland China, European Union, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands and USA will converge to showcase their technologies and innovations to an expected 10,000+ trade visitors from different parts of the globe.

As emphasized by Mr. Dexter Deyto, General Manager of UBM Exhibitions Philippines, "An increase in economic activities gives rise to higher water and energy demand, thus creating more challenges in the Philippines' water and energy security. One of the main goals of Water Philippines 2019 and RE EE Philippines 2019 is to encourage both the government and private sectors to strive more in exploring various new methods and find the best solutions in addressing our water and energy challenges."

For the first time, the Environment & Water business mission under the EU Business Avenues in South East Asia Programme will bring over 50 European companies to Water Philippines 2019 Expo. The EU Business Avenues in South East Asia Programme is an EU-funded initiative aims to help European companies establish long-lasting business collaborations through matchmaking and business support services. A bigger presence of 15 participating companies from Singapore is also highly-anticipated. In addition, K-Water from Korea will also bring 10 participating companies in their pavilion.

The 3-day event will also feature a high-level Water Philippines 2019 Conference with the theme "Addressing Climate Change Through Resilient, Sustainable Water and Sanitation Development" in which participants can earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. There are also free-to-attend Water Philippines and RE EE Philippines Expert Dialogues, Technology Symposia and the comprehensive Energy Efficiency (EE) Conference by the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) with the theme "The New Energy Efficiency (EE) Law as Game Changer in the Philippines".

Water Philippines 2019 and RE EE Philippines 2019 will be coinciding with the annual UN World Water Day and co-located with specialized events namely Pumps and Valves (P&V) Philippines and Pipes and Tubings (P&T) Philippines. It is supported by key associations including Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA), Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers (PSSE), Philippine Society of United Master Plumbers (PSUMP), Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2), Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines (REAP) and Philippine Independent Power Producers Association (PIPPA).

Admission to the exhibition is free by pre-registering online at www.waterphilippinesexpo.com or www.renergyphilippines.com.

Source: UBM Asia

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Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair – a growing force on the international design scene
Feb 16, 2019

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, which came to a close this past weekend, continues to grow and strengthen its position as the world’s leading event for Scandinavian design. Of the visitors to this year’s fair, 31.5 % came from abroad, representing 99 different countries. Interest and participation in Stockholm Design Week are also continuing to grow, and this year a record-breaking 427 events were arranged throughout the city.

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is strengthening its position on the international design scene. The percentage of international visits reached 31.5 percent, which is an increase of 0.5 percent compared to last year. Visitors came from 99 different countries, led by Norway, Finland, Denmark and the United Kingdom.

“It is fun to see that we are continuing to grow within international design. We are also very pleased about all the positive signals we have received from both national and international visitors and exhibitors. Many have commented on the high quality level at the fair and the open and pleasant atmosphere. It is a meeting place for business, but we also fulfill an important social function. Our efforts to establish Stockholm Design Week – to add content to the visit to the fair and strengthen Stockholm has a design destination – has generated fantastic results. There were over 400 events during the week this year, which is twice as many as last year,” says Cecilia Nyberg, Project Area Manager for Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair and Stockholm Design Week.

Comments about the fair:

”It´s the one and only interesting fair in Scandinavia and I have a lot of clients here that I want to meet. I really like Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, it´s compact and nice and the quality level is really high. The atmosphere is very good so it´s always a pleasure being here.” Richard Hutten, designer, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

”We are here because we have most of our customers here. Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is still the best fair in Europe and definitely the place to see Scandinavian design. And it´s the most social fair in the world.” Ove Rogne, CEO Northern, Norway

”I think I´ve been here basically every year since the mid 80ies. The best of being here is meeting all the people, you never know which kind of contact you pick up here. For me this is the one time of the year when you can be sure to meet all your friends and colleagues. It´s an amazing place to be, we take all our customers here and everybody is also exited of everything and it´s a lot of gossip and things going on. So it´s really, really a social event.” Gert Wingårdh, architect, Göteborg, Sweden

The next Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair will be held February 4–8, 2020, at Stockholmsmässan.

For more information, please visit www.stockholmfurniturefair.com or contact:
Cecilia Nyberg, Project Area Manager, +46 8 749 43 86, cecilia.nyberg@stockholmsmassan.se
Lotta Signeul, PR Manager, +46 8 749 43 36, lotta.signeul@stockholmsmassan.se

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is the world’s leading event for Scandinavian furniture and lighting design. Domestic and international visitors will find the most comprehensive selection of Scandinavian furniture, office furnishings, design, textiles, lighting and other interior furnishings for both homes and public spaces. Stockholm Design Week is also running parallel to Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

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Local designers launch collections at New York Fashion Week
Feb 14, 2019

14 February 2019 – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) took three Hong Kong fashion labels to launch their Fall/Winter 2019 collections at New York Fashion Week on 8 Feb. The Fashion Hong Kong runway show was attended by a packed audience, attracting more than 500 buyers, media representatives and fashion experts. The event was also streamed live, allowing fashionistas around the world to catch the show online.

Fashionistas turn out in force for Fashion Hong Kong

The three Hong Kong labels featured at this year’s Fashion Hong Kong runway show were ANVEGLOSA, established by Annette Chan; HEAVEN PLEASE+, formed by the design duo of Yi Chan and Lary Cheung; and Mountain Yam’s label 112 mountainyam. Scores of fashionistas and celebrities attended the event, including Hong Kong fashion celebrity Daisy Toi, actresses Francesca Curran and Nicole Kang, and Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin. Media representatives from respected publications including Daily Front Row, Elle, FashionWeekOnline.com, Marie Claire, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) and Xinhua News attended and reported on the show.

Following the Fashion Hong Kong runway show, the HKTDC organised a networking reception at the Arlo Roof Top (A.R.T.) of the Arlo SoHo hotel on the same day, connecting Hong Kong designers with fashion industry representatives. More than 100 buyers, industry players and media reporters were treated to a fashion presentation at the event, with Loren Nadres, Director of Economic Development, New York City Mayor’s Office, coming along to show the city’s support.

Fashion Hong Kong Showroom facilitates business exchange

Fashion Hong Kong is a series of international promotional events organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to promote Hong Kong fashion designers and labels in the global fashion arena. Since 2015, Fashion Hong Kong has actively participated in international fashion weeks and renowned events – in cities such as New York, London, Copenhagen, Tokyo and Shanghai − to showcase Hong Kong's unique and diversified designs.

To further promote the city’s fashion brands and foster exchange and collaboration between Hong Kong designers and international buyers, the HKTDC is running the Fashion Hong Kong Showroom from 1 Feb to 31 March at FTL Moda, one of the major professional showrooms located on New York’s Seventh Avenue, also known as the “Fashion Avenue”.

In addition to the three designer labels showcased at the runway show, 10 other budding Hong Kong fashion brands − BIG HORN and Ejj Jewellery (both returning for another year), ANDREW KAYLA, ARTINI, Berayah, Blank Concept, FAVEbyKennyLi, Jade in Style, Jewcells, and NoBeing – are being featured in the Fashion Hong Kong Showroom.

New channels help promote Hong Kong brands

Continuing the momentum of New York Fashion Week, different brands are seizing the opportunity to showcase their new collections. To maximise exposure for the Hong Kong fashion brands during their time in New York, Fashion Hong Kong will take part in COTERIE − the premier global event and trade platform for contemporary fashion brands in New York − for the first time. Participating brands, including ANVEGLOSA, HOUSE OF V, Methodology and more, will showcase their collections in COTERIE from 25-27 Feb to help them connect with international buyers.

Fashion Hong Kong, for the first time, is collaborating with international fashion trade journal Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) to produce a “Hong Kong Style Guide”. The guidebook introduces Hong Kong fashion brands that have showcased their collections during New York Fashion Week, including ANVEGLOSA, HARRISON WONG, HEAVEN PLEASE+, Hidy N.G. and Loom Loop. The guidebook was distributed during New York Fashion Week to promote Hong Kong’s advantages as an innovation hub and centre for fashion design.

The event has received support from DHL Express, Evian, Antalis Paper and AVEDA.

Fashion Hong Kong website: www.fashionhongkong.com

Fashion Hong Kong Instagram: www.instagram.com/hktdcfashionhk

Media Enquiries:
Please contact the HKTDC's Communications & Public Affairs Department:

Agnes Wat
Tel: (852) 2584 4554
Email: agnes.ky.wat@hktdc.org

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The Retail Summit officially opens
Feb 14, 2019

Dubai, UAE, 13 February 2019: The Retail Summit was officially opened today with a welcome address by H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO, Dubai Chamber Of Commerce & Industry.

Sir Richard Branson took to the stage on the first day as headline speaker at the new event, which runs until 14 February at Atlantis, The Palm.

Other industry heavyweight speakers include:
• Huda Kattan, CEO and Co-Founder, Huda Beauty
• Julia Goldin, CMO, Lego
• Hans Christian Meyer, CEO, Tiger of Sweden
• John Veichmanis, CMO, Farfetch
• Fahad Abdulrahim Kazim, VP, Meydan Malls, Meydan Group
• Ghizlan Guenez, CEO & Founder, The Modist
• Jo Malone, Founder, Jo Loves
• Niu Gang, Chairman, Dashang Group

With more than 80 speakers and 900 participants, The Retail Summit has brought together disruptive brands and legacy retailers to discuss the future of retail in the digital age.

The Retail Summit is supported by event partners Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Meydan One; Innovation partner: Accenture; Silver partners: Black Jack, CBRE, CEGID, KPMG, SAP, Umdasch and Xpandretail; Strategic partners: Al Futtaim Malls, Arvind Internet, Bentley, BJSS, Content Square, Department of International Trade, Gate Avenue, Lava Moments, Mcube, Nook, Openbravo, Parcelly, Ponant, Presso, Samsung and Sensemi.


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Middle East refining and petrochemical producers to gather in Abu Dhabi for major downstream event
Feb 13, 2019

A major downstream event is set to take place in Abu Dhabi this month. Companies involved in the oil refining and petrochemicals sectors will gather at the prestigious Middle East technology forum for refining and petrochemicals (ME-TECH) where high ranking officials and decision makers will attend, including the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), BAPCO, Duqm Refinery and Petrochemicals Industries Company, KPC, KNPC, KIPIC, ORPIC, Saudi Aramco and SABIC amongst others. The event taking place in February, will welcome a large delegation from the Middle East, Europe, North America, Far East and South East Asia.

“We are honoured and privileged to welcome ADNOC as strategic partner for ME-TECH 2019. We look forward to hearing from senior representatives of regional refiners and petrochemicals producers as well as almost all of the leading licensors and technology providers active in the GCC. The event will include several high level panel discussions focused on key issues in the downstream sector, which will be moderated by Süleyman Özmen, leading independent expert consultant” said Stefan Chapman, vice president at Euro Petroleum Consultants.

Many key oil and gas players are taking part to discuss their latest technical achievements as well as trends in the downstream sectors. Daniel Carter, director, global consultancy, at industry heavy weight Wood, who is a major sponsor of the event shared his views on some of these trends. “The changes in bunker fuel sulphur through the IMO legislation are rapidly approaching. We see a number of customers looking at how to tackle this challenge through residue upgrading projects. Many national oil companies are also looking to diversify their portfolio across the refining and petrochemical value chains to balance crude oil exports as economic drivers. There remains to be large incentives to improve profitability in the Middle East, as well as driving the best practice in operations and maintenance.”

Since ME-TECH was launched by leading oil consultancy Euro Petroleum Consultants (EPC) in February 2011 the oil and gas industry, not to mention the economy in general, has experienced many changes. Fluctuations in the oil price had a knock-on effect on budgets affecting service providers involved in the provision of training and conferences. However throughout this time, the ME-TECH conference has managed to retain its high standard, size and loyal following - never veering from its objective of presenting the latest technology developments in order to help refiners and petrochemical companies keep up-to-date with the latest technology developments that can assist them to remain competitive and produce higher quality products.

Tamimah Dhaher, general manager of EPC in the Middle East the organiser explained how the ME-TECH event has managed to achieve this. "Our key differentiator is that EPC is primarily a technical consultancy. We have always said that ME-TECH is a conference designed by chemical engineers for chemical engineers. We work hard to drive the quality of our events in terms of knowledge sharing and information exchange and to ensure a positive experience for our attendees by creating a platform for technology companies and other service providers to engage meaningfully with their target audience".

ME-TECH 2019 is being held at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE from the 26th to 28th February. For further information on the conference and exhibition, log onto the ME-TECH website at www.me-tech.biz

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The Latest Innovation to be Showcased at StocExpo Europe 2019
Feb 13, 2019

Over 200 companies will join under one roof to showcase the latest innovations and developments in the tank terminal industry when StocExpo Europe returns to the Ahoy in Rotterdam on 26-28 March 2019. Organisations from all over the world, including Siemens, Verwater, CTS Group, Emerson Automation Solutions and J. de Jonge, are among the exhibitors presenting their industry-leading products and services at the show.

After receiving the Tank Storage Award for the ‘Best Terminal Supplier’ last year, Implico will return to StocExpo Europe 2019 to introduce its newest software solutions, data services and cloud technologies for storage and distribution networks, all of which boost automation and digital transformation in the downstream oil and gas industry. The oil and gas specialist will present the latest stage in the evolution of its OpenTAS terminal management system, demonstrate the SAP downstream solutions SAP Secondary Distribution Management for Oil & Gas and SAP Retail Fuel Network Operations, and showcase devices that help storage terminals to go digital without the need to replace their complete IT landscape.

Lucas Ribeiro, Sales Representative & Downstream IT Expert at Implico, explains: “StocExpo is the place to be for the tank storage sector. Implico will attend the conference for the 14th time in a row this year, promoting digital transformation with the motto ‘Start your digital journey’. As everyone from oil majors to start-ups will be there, we are looking forward to a vivid exchange with partners, peers and other inspiring people. We are eager to discuss the latest trends, meet the who is who of the terminal industry and, of course, present our newest software solutions and data services. If you want to know what keeps the industry on its toes you have to join StocExpo.”

Agidens will launch its patented (pending) ATALK safety technology, a new automated safety solution that allows an automated flow of critical alarm notifications immediately to the relevant people at the tank terminal or chemical plant thus improving reaction time and, in turn, reduce on-site risk and cost. Arnoud den Hoedt, Divisional Manager Oil & Gas at Agidens Process Automation, says: “StocExpo is the ideal location to launch this new innovation since it has been specifically designed for ATEX zones in tank terminals and in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.”

Federico LaMontagne, CEO at Innova, agrees: “As the largest exhibition of its kind, StocExpo is the exhibition where we see the most of our existing and potential customers”. The provider of tank storage equipment will use the show as a platform to showcase a new emergency vent, new models within the company’s modular design breather valves range, plus further developments in the Tornado range of flame arresters.
Automated oil tank cleaning and oil recovery specialist, Oreco, is also planning to introduce a new Roof Leg Nozzle to improve tank cleaning, as well as exhibiting the BLABOÒ, MoCleanÒ, MoClean®-ATS and SLOPO® at the show. These solutions can be used in a range of petroleum and petrochemical product applications, including on crude oil tanks.

In addition to the growing number of launches due to take place at the show, StocExpo will also provide a platform for companies to demonstrate their already market-leading products and services. DUMAG GmbH will demonstrate its tailor-made burner solutions, modular combustion systems and combination processes for the treatment of exhaust air, waste gas and waste streams. Mueller will be exhibiting its range of fire hydrants, butterfly valves and iron gate valves, while Siemens will be demonstrating how customers can optimise the performance of critical oil and gas assets and equipment through its extensive software portfolio, including Tank Storage 4.0. These represent just a snapshot of the companies that will be accessible to all visitors on the show floor.

Mark Rimmer, StocExpo & Tank Storage Portfolio Divisional Director, concludes: “StocExpo Europe is the place where over 200 of the leading companies from along the whole tank storage supply chain come to showcase their latest developments - and this year is no exception. In addition to the major players in the industry, the show also provides visitors with the opportunity to meet with highly innovative smaller companies that have signed up to showcase a diverse range of products on the show floor. It’s an opportunity to see a supply base that visitors may otherwise not have the opportunity to see.”

StocExpo Europe takes place on 26-28 March 2019 at Ahoy in Rotterdam. For more information on visiting the exhibition, booking as a delegate for the conference or exhibiting, please call +44 (0)20 3196 4300 or visit www.stocexpo.com.
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Forthcoming Tank Storage Events
StocExpo Europe 2019 is the world’s leading international event for the bulk liquid storage industry. The event will be celebrating 15 years of success when it returns to the Ahoy in Rotterdam on 26-28 March 2019. The 3-day exhibition and conference is renowned for attracting the largest global representation of industry professionals due to its strategic positioning within the ARA region.

StocExpo Europe 2019
26 - 28 March 2019

Tank Storage Asia 2019
25 & 26 September 2019
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre

About Easyfairs
Easyfairs enables communities to “visit the future” at must-attend events that anticipate their needs and present solutions in the ideal format.

The group currently organises over 218 events in 17 countries (Algeria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States). Easyfairs also manages 10 event venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden (Antwerp, Ghent, Mechelen-Brussels North, Namur, Gorinchem, Hardenberg, Venray, Gothenburg, Malmö and Stockholm).

The group employs more than 750 people and generated revenues exceeding €157 million for its financial year 2017-2018.

Easyfairs strives to be the most adaptable, agile and effective player in the events industry by employing committed individuals, deploying the best marketing and technology tools and developing strong brands. Visit the future with Easyfairs. Find out more on www.easyfairs.com

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FTTH APAC Conference 2019 will bring over 500 telecom leaders to Wuhan, China's optics valley, to discuss "5G Smart Cities enabled by Fiber"
Feb 13, 2019

The FTTH Council Asia-Pacific is holding the FTTH APAC Conference in Wuhan, China on 15-17 April 2019.

This year’s conference theme is “5G Smart Cities Enabled by Fiber” and will offer an ideal opportunity to explore how the Asia Pacific telecom industry is continuing its deployment of FTTx and deep fiber to the network edge as a converged platform, from which Smart Cities and 5G networks can be built.

The conference attracts over 500 senior executives from the region’s telecom regulators, policy makers, network operators, municipal leaders and solutions providers; and offers an unrivalled opportunity to network and secure new business with hard-to-reach decision-makers.

Wuhan offers a fitting context for this year’s focus, representing many of the world’s leading optical communications companies and being synonymous with the latest advances in telecom technologies. The conference will open with keynote presentations from China’s principal policy makers as well as leading telecom network operators.

Now in its 14th year, following great success in the Philippines in 2018, FTTH APAC Conference 2019 will see the continued collaboration between the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific and CRU Events.

Venkatesan Babu, President, FTTH Council Asia-Pacific comments “The 2019 agenda will address the challenges and opportunities being faced by telecom regulators and network operators across the APAC region. Sessions will bring the region’s network operators and thought leaders together to share their strategic insights into the 5G roll out; explore the FTTx and other deep fiber deployment success stories; and highlight key investment opportunities in the region for FTTH deployment. Municipal leaders, policymakers and technology companies will also discuss the key factors influencing Smart City enablement.”

Nicola Coslett, CEO of CRU Events added “We are delighted to continue our collaboration with the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific, working on such a prestigious industry-leading event. CRU is a global authority on the optical fiber and cable markets and we have run the World Optical Fiber & Cable conference in China for past four years.

Nicola added “China’s network operators have achieved a remarkably high penetration with fiber-based services. In a country of 397 million households, 365 million premises are connected to Fiber To The Home (FTTH) or equivalent networks, with the bulk having been connected in the last five years.

The Asia-Pacific region, with China at the forefront, are driving world demand, making this event essential for understanding the impact on both international and local markets” said Ms. Coslett.

The 14th FTTH APAC Conference will take place on 15-17 April 2019 at the Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley Hotel in Wuhan, China.

Please visit www.ftthconferenceapac.com for more details and to book your place.

About FTTH Council Asia-Pacific

The FTTH Council Asia-Pacific is a non-profit organization established in 2005 in Singapore. The mission of the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific is to accelerate the adoption of optical fiber access, by all consumers and organizations that provide and use broadband services, through factually based Education and Promotion, in order to enhance the sustainable quality of life. The Council brings together industry stakeholders, government representatives and developers and aims to position itself as the major resource base for optical fiber access in the region.

About CRU

CRU offers unrivalled business intelligence on the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries through market analysis, price assessments, consultancy and events.
In 2019, CRU celebrates 50 years in business. Over this time, we have built up a reputation for integrity, reliability, independence and authority with customers across mining, metals and fertilizers. Since our foundation in 1969, we have consistently invested in primary research and robust methodologies, and developed expert teams in key locations worldwide, including in hard-to-reach markets such as China.

CRU employs over 250 experts and has more than 10 offices around the world, in Europe, the Americas, China, Asia and Australia – our office in Beijing opened in 2004.
CRU events are well respected for attracting the most senior level professionals and providing valuable networking opportunities throughout the year for global audiences. For more information visit www.crugroup.com/events

For further information and interviews, please contact: Kay Beloe, CRU Events, Office: +44 (0)20 7903 2091, Email: kay.beloe@crugroup.com

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Leon Lai Returns as Entertainment Expo Ambassador
Feb 11, 2019

Celebrity Calls on Public to Support Local Entertainment Industry

11 February 2019 – Hong Kong superstar Leon Lai has once again accepted the invitation of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to be the Ambassador for the annual Entertainment Expo (EE), which celebrates its 15th edition in 2019.

Following a viral tongue-twister promotional video, Mr Lai decided to take up the challenge again by introducing a video showing the EE’s eight events in reverse. The video ends with the slogan “Be Sure to Know the Schedule by Heart” as Mr Lai invites the public to take part in this annual industry extravaganza and give their support to Hong Kong’s entertainment industry.

“As a long-standing member of the local entertainment industry, I’m happy to serve as the Entertainment Expo’s Ambassador once again,” said Mr Lai. “The expo is a great annual event and I encourage everyone to join me in supporting all the different activities this year.”

The promotional video for the 2019 EE began showing at more than 50 cinemas across Hong Kong on the first day of Chinese New Year (5 Feb). The video has also been uploaded to the HKTDC Facebook page, with lucky draws to follow. Please stay tuned to the Facebook page for details.

The EE will be held from 18 March to 14 April and comprises eight events covering a global mix of film, TV, music and digital entertainment. The events include the HKTDC Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART), Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA), Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival (HKAMF), ifva Festival, the Digital Entertainment Summit, and the TV World International Forum.

Media Enquiries: Please contact the HKTDC's Communication and Public Affairs Department:

Coco Yuen
Tel: (852) 2584 4145
Email: coco.hc.yuen@hktdc.org

Future Commerce Indonesia 2019 Hub for Digital Industry Players in Shaping the Future of Digital Economy in Indonesia
Feb 08, 2019

A two-day exhibition and conference that connects players in the digital industry or companies to move to the digital economy in finding ways and strategies to stay ahead in business.

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest digital event in Indonesia Future Commerce Indonesia 2019, previously known as Internet Retailing Expo, was held once again on January 29-30, 2019 at Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta. With the theme "Shaping the Future of Commerce", Future Commerce Indonesia 2019 brought together leading brands and retails from cross-industry, cross-technology, with innovative tech enablers and start-ups to disrupt and shape the future of commerce in the current digital economy.

Organized by Clarion Events, one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK since 1974, Future Commerce Indonesia 2019 presented 100+ technology breakthrough from local and global brands and start-ups such as Accenture, Gilkor, Grab, SiCepat, Tokopedia, Lenovo and Google to share knowledge through the inspirational topics, led renowned speakers and innovative exhibition, showcasing the latest digital technologies to reflect the new economy in Indonesia.

Asia Managing Director of Clarion Events, Richard Ireland says: "We believe innovation technology will have a huge role in current and future business growth in Indonesia, considering that we are facing the digital economy era. Future Commerce Indonesia 2019 is present as a place to exchange ideas and showcase technological innovations from various local and global digital industry players who are ready to support the development of the digital economy through this event."

A variety of topics were covered during the conference, including Digital, Mobile, Payment technologies, eLogistic, Cyber Security, Analytics, Big Data, Cloud, Advertising, and Marketing in sectors such as Media, Finance, Retail, and eCommerce, Travel & Hospitality, Education, Fashion & Beauty, and Food & Beverage.

"Indonesia has become one of the biggest markets in digital innovation, and we hope Future Commerce Indonesia 2019 can support the growth of Indonesia's digital economy to grow bigger and also be recognized internationally," added Richard.

As the knowledge partner, Accenture in Indonesia showcased its latest innovation on managing e-commerce based on in-depth research into digital commerce to help APAC businesses understand the likely impact of this quantum leap, including how to manage the workforce due to incremental changes in the organization.

"This quantum growth is being driven by digital commerce -- the new ways of buying, selling and marketing goods and services through digital channels that are largely replacing the old ways of doing business online," said Mohammed Sirajudeen, Managing Director for Digital Commerce and Customer Insights & Growth. "Companies will need to have digital transformation agenda, digitisizing suppy chain and aligning human capital."

Future Commerce Indonesia 2019 has gained full support from KADIN Indonesia (Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Indonesia R&D International, Indonesian Logistic Association (ALI), Association of Cloud Computing Indonesia (ACCI), Association of Big Data and AI Indonesia (ABDI), Indonesian Retail Merchants Association (APRINDO) and many more.

The launch of Future Commerce Awards was also held at the conference as the latest platform to recognize the best potential in the industry from players through the best digital, retail, and technology campaigns.

For further information, please visit www.futurecommerceindo.com.

About Future Commerce Indonesia

Originally known as Internet Retailing Expo Indonesia, it is the largest digital event in Indonesia which connects leading brands and retailers from cross-industry, cross-technology during past 3 years. Attended by more than 5,000 attendees, 300 speakers worldwide, 200+ exhibitors and sponsors at 150 conference sessions, numerous networking activities and countless business meetings on the exhibition floor.

In 2019, Internet Retailing Expo Indonesia is now rebranded to be known as Future Commerce Indonesia with main focus to disrupt and shape the future of commerce in the current digital economy.

The details can be found at www.futurecommerceindo.com

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions -- underpinned by the world's largest delivery network -- Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

About Accenture Digital

Accenture Digital helps businesses and governments redefine how they serve connected customers and operate connected enterprises. We offer complete, integrated digital business and technology services - digital marketing, mobility, analytics, social and cloud. Our offerings support every phase of the digital journey - from developing digital strategies to implementing digital technologies and running digital processes on their behalf. Our end-to-end services span everything from strategy, business process, people, organizational change and technology -- coupled with our world-class industry expertise.

Media Enquiries:
Accenture Indonesia
Nia Sarinastiti
Marketing & Communication Director
Wisma 46 -- Kota BNI -- 18th Floor
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1, Jakarta 10220
Tel: +6221-574-6575
Email: nia.sarinastiti@accenture.com

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Nominations now open for Mines and Money Asia Outstanding Achievement Awards
Feb 07, 2019

Nominations are now open for the 12th annual Mines and Money Asia Outstanding Achievement Awards. Considered to be Asia’s most prestigious mining investment awards and a highlight in the Asian mining calendar, the annual event recognizes ‘the best of the best’ in the Asia Pacific region.

Nominated by industry peers these awards are designed to recognize excellence and outstanding achievement over a wide cross-section of the Asia Pacific mining and investment sector for the past year. Nomination categories for 2019 include:

  • Asia-Pacific Mining Executive of the Year
  • North American Mining Executive of the Year
  • Asia-Pacific Mining Exploration Executive of the Year
  • Asia-Pacific Mining Deal of the Year
  • Asia-Pacific Exploration Mining Company of the Year
  • Asia-Pacific Mining Company of the Year

    Each year we receive a high calibre of entrants with some previous recipients of these prestigious awards including China Moly, IAMGOLD, SolGold, Evolution Mining, Rio Tinto and MMG Limited.

    This year’s awards will be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges, who are considered leaders in the mining and finance sectors. This year’s judging panel includes:

  • Adam Janikowski, Executive Director, CIBC
  • Alberto Migliucci, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Petra Commodities
  • Andrew Ballingal, Chief Executive Officer, Ballingal Investment Advisors
  • Anthony Desir, Chief Executive Officer, SAMI Funds
  • Greg Pan, President, China Hanking Industrial
  • Jayant Bhandari, Analyst - Mining & Minerals & Institutional Investor Consultant, Anarcho Capital
  • Jorge Ramiro Monroy, Managing Director, Emerging Markets Capital
  • Michel Labrousse , Managing Partner, Mazarin Capital
  • Rani Jarkas, Chairman, Cedrus Investments HK
  • Rod Nichol, Managing Director, Lionsgate Capital
  • Ryan Welker, Head of Mining, EAS Advisors
  • Stefan White, Portfolio Manager, LIM Advisors

    Nominations are open until 15 February 2019 with the winners announced at the 12th annual Mines and Money Asia Outstanding Achievement Awards Reception on Wednesday 3 April 2019.

    For more information or to submit a nomination please visit https://asia.minesandmoney.com/awards/

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