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
    Email: tingyu@taitra.org.tw

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    47 New Vehicles and Concept Vehicles Unveiled at GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2018
    Aug 07, 2018

    JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 6, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Organized by Seven Event, the world-class auto show series by The Association of Indonesia Automotive Industry (GAIKINDO) -- GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show 2018 (GIIAS 2018) will be held from August 2-12, 2018. Carrying "Beyond Mobility" as theme, GIIAS 2018 presents the latest range of vehicle products and the latest technology from the automotive industry. GIIAS 2018 is expected to represent GAIKINDO's spirit, raising the Indonesian automotive industry towards the future.

    The event was officially opened by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, Tuesday, August 2, 2018 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), BSD City, Tangerang. Accompanied by Indonesian Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Joko Widodo took a closer look at the launch of new vehicles and concept vehicles, including a world-premiere passenger car and a concept vehicle that were unveiled at GIIAS 2018.

    Chairman of GAIKINDO Yohannes Nangoi said that GIIAS is a benchmark of the role and growth of the Indonesian automotive industry which is expected to contribute to the Indonesian economic wheel movement. Commitments from the Indonesia automotive industry is reflected in the latest technologies and products presented at GIIAS 2018.

    Beyond Mobility at GIIAS 2018

    This year, GIIAS is supported by 25 car brands that are also members of GAIKINDO, including 19 passenger vehicle brands -- Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Daihatsu, Datsun, DFSK, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota, VW, and Wuling; as well as six commercial vehicle brands -- FAW, Hino, Isuzu, Mitsubishi FUSO, Tata Motors, and UD Truck. More than 250 brands of automotive industry players in Indonesia are participating in GIIAS 2018.

    GIIAS 2018 hosts the launch of 47 new vehicles and concept vehicles, including world premieres. From Audi A8L, BMW i8 Roadster, Honda All New Brio, Lexus UX, Mini Cabrio, Nissan Terra, Isuzu NMR 81 Common Real Engine, introduction rom Wuling and DFSK, to concept vehicles BMW X7 I Performance, Daihatsu DN Pro Cargo, Honda Neu V, Lexus LS+, Mitsubishi Motors E-Evolution, Hino Ponco EV Bus, more has decided that GIIAS 2018 is the right auto show to launch their latest vehicle, and influence the Indonesia market.

    GIIAS is the only Indonesian automotive exhibition which has full support from the international automotive organization -- Organization Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA). It is part of the international-class automotive exhibition series which is getting more international attention. Ideas and inspiration presented at GAIKINDO's automotive exhibition will not only become a national benchmark but will also become a world barometer and inspiration for international community, especially in the Asia Pacific region. Through media coverage in more than 10 countries across Asia, it confirms GIIAS as the prime automotive event not only for Indonesia, but also for the rest in the region.

    Media contact:

    Seven Event
    Diah Putri (Public Relations Manager)
    Phone: +62 21 29054091 ext. 109
    Fax: +62 21 29054092
    Email: putri@seven-event.com
    Website: www.indonesiaautoshow.com

    Source: Seven Event

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    Food Week Korea brings together the whole food industry in one place
    Aug 06, 2018

    Organized by Coex and supported by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Seoul City Office and Gangnam District Office, the 2018 edition of Food Week Korea will open on November 28th and running through December 1st at Coex Halls A, B, C, D.

    Food Week Korea is Korea's core exhibition in the food industry. Combining Dessert Show Korea and concurrent events, Food Week Korea brings together the whole food industry in one place.

    Over the four-day event, 40,000 plus buyers travelling to the event from across Korea and over 65 international destinations will converge at Food Week Korea, and meet with more than 700 domestic and international exhibitors from various food sectors.

    Food Week Korea embraces the global food industry trends by holding special events

  • Food Week Tech: Exhibition of hygiene and safety related brand and newly launched food technology, opening the sharing economy in food industry
  • Food Week Bar: Exhibition of beverage and alcohol brands
  • Seoul Cooking & Dinning Show: Experience-oriented marketing platform
  • Food Week Global: Expansion of International Food Pavilion

    Pavilions are organized at the concurrent event Dessert Show Korea

  • International Sweets & Snacks Pavilion
  • ‘Mariage Lounge’– Desserts & Beverages pairing Pavilion
  • ‘Bakery Around the Corner’ – Premium Bakery Zone
  • Dessert & Plating Collection’ • ‘Stylish Home Baking Life’ •’DIY Home Baking Pavilion’

    In addition, attendees will be able to attend a variety of conferences seminars and global sourcing forum providing insight from expert, and of course the Seoul Cooking & Dinning Show with an exciting lineup of star chefs ready to display their culinary skills.

    You will also be able to benefit from a unique one-to-one business matching program, interact with and learn from over 700 exhibitors, gain exclusive food industry PR opportunities, and ultimately discover valuable business opportunities both domestic and from abroad.

    Food Week Korea, South Korea's most established food industry trade show, welcome your participation. For more information please visit http://www.koreafoodweek.com/

    # # #

    Media Contact
    Jane Kim
    Tel: +82-2-6000-8160
    Fax: +82-2-6944-8302
    Email: jane@coex.co.kr / foodweek.info@coex.co.kr
    Website: http://www.koreafoodweek.com

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    CENTRESTAGE ELITES 2018 to Feature Top Asian Designers
    Aug 03, 2018

    2 August 2018 -- CENTRESTAGE, Asia’s premier fashion event, will be held in Hong Kong for the third year from 5 to 8 September. The opening gala show, CENTRESTAGE ELITES, will see three of Asia’s most celebrated fashion designer labels – FACETASM from Japan, IDISM from Hong Kong and Ms MIN from the Chinese mainland – showcasing their latest 2019 Spring/Summer (SS19) collections for an international audience of trendsetters. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to consolidate Hong Kong’s position as a fashion hub in Asia, CENTRESTAGE offers a platform for international, especially Asian, fashion brands and designers to launch and promote their designs.

    Spotlight on Top Asian Fashion Designers

    The first evening of CENTRESTAGE 2018 will put three top Asian brands and their newest collections under the spotlight, including award-winning Japanese avant-garde streetwear label FACETASM by Hiromichi Ochiai. FACETASM will present its latest collection at CENTRESTAGE ELITES, showcasing the designer’s bold and eclectic designs. Meanwhile, Hong Kong brand IDISM will launch its newest line of ready-to-wear womenswear at CENTRESTAGE ELITES. Design duo Julio Ng and Cyrus Wong debuted IDISM in 2016 and have since participated in Paris Fashion Week several times. In 2017, the label was selected as one of Vogue’s Talents, while also being dubbed “The Future of Asia” by YOHO! magazine. With the brand’s philosophy based on being active, true to nature, attuned to the senses and following a distinctive lifestyle, IDISM was created for the spontaneous lifestyle of the contemporary city woman, which manifests true beauty coming from within. At the same catwalk show, Chinese luxury womenswear label Ms MIN will reveal its newest collection. Its founder Min Liu, mentored by fashion mogul Sarah Rutson, has built a fashion empire around an aesthetic that seamlessly meshes modernity with classicism.

    220+ Brands from around the World

    As one of Asia’s signature fashion events connecting brands, buyers, media and fashionistas, CENTRESTAGE 2018 will feature a record number of over 220 brands from around the world, presenting about 40 events including more than 20 fashion shows and parades during the event period. A series of insightful seminars and panels such as the Master Sharing Series and Trend Talk Series will be hosted by fashion design masters and industry experts, with a focus on upcoming fashion trends and the importance of sustainability in the industry.

    YDC: A Runway for Young Designers to Take off

    In addition to CENTRESTAGE ELITES, The Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2018 (YDC) will be another highlight of this year’s CENTRESTAGE. The judging panel will include Lawrence Leung, Chairman of the HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee and Michael Mok, General Manager of Merchandising/Head of Merchandising at JOYCE Boutique Ltd, while internationally renowned fashion designer Martine Rose will be the VIP judge.

    YDC has successfully nurtured and promoted a new generation of Hong Kong fashion design talent since 1977. This year, 16 shortlisted candidates will compete for five awards including the New Talent Award and Best Footwear Design Award. Arto Wong, last year’s Champion and New Talent Award winner, will release her capsule collection Zero to Unlimited at JOYCE this August and display it at CENTRESTAGE this September. The event will also feature the latest works by other YDC 2017 winners, including Sonic Lam, who has partnered with Woolmark to develop a new outfit made with wool, and Jason Lee, winner of last year’s Best Footwear Design Award, who will showcase his capsule collection I Go to School by Bus.

    FASHIONALLY Shows: Launch Pads for Local Designers

    Now in its 12th edition, FASHIONALLY Collection, a highlighted CENTRESTAGE show dedicated to Hong Kong designers, will welcome 10 local designer brands, including contemporary classic menswear label DEMO. and KEVIN HO, a modern womenswear label that participated in New York Fashion Week 2017. Furthermore, the FASHIONALLY Presentation show at CENTRESTAGE will feature three new local designer labels launching their SS19 collections. Unlike at conventional runway shows, the three labels – Redemptive, Tak Lee and YLYstudio – will present their collection in a storytelling format on a theatre-style stage.

    Hong Kong in Fashion

    To spread the fashion buzz to the wider community, the Hong Kong in Fashion citywide campaign will be held from mid-August to the end of September in collaboration with over 100 partners, including fashion boutiques, fashion design institutes, restaurants and hotels. More than 90 events will be held across the city for public participation, including workshops, competitions, fashion parades and exhibitions.

    CENTRESTAGE website: http://centrestage.com.hk
    The Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2018 (YDC) website: http://www.fashionally.com

    Media Enquiries
    For more information or to request interviews, please contact:

    Sinclair at (852) 2915 1234

    Nikki McLucas | nikki@sinclaircomms.com | (852) 6895 0534
    Jessica Man | jessicam@sinclaircomms.com | (852) 6083 0157
    Wing Ng | wing@sinclaircomms.com | (852) 6106 8605
    Kelly Chan | kelly@sinclaircomms.com | (852) 6825 4496

    HKTDC's Communications and Public Affairs Department
    Sam Ho Tel: (852) 2584 4569 Email: sam.sy.ho@hktdc.org
    Selina Fan Tel: (852) 2584 4298 Email: selina.mi.fan@hktdc.org

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    Tank Storage Asia announces key speakers
    Jul 30, 2018

    Speakers will discuss key challenges and opportunities faced within the industry

    Singapore, 30-07-2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The latest safety regulations in Singapore, the IMO 2020 Sulphur fuel cap, an overview of developments affecting the tank terminal market in Asia and future growth opportunities in South East Asia are some of the topics featured in Tank Storage Asia’s conference line up.

    The two-day, CPD-certified conference at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, will feature insights from leading players and industry influencers about the latest trends and developments affecting the region’s tank terminal market.

    This year’s conference on September 26th and 27th also has a special focus on safety at terminals as well as the latest regulations affecting operators in Singapore. Singapore’s new Safety Case regime places a greater responsibility on operators to manage safety in their Major Hazard Installations by making use of best practices and standards to reduce risks.

    A series of industry experts will be discussing various aspects of this new legislation. Bernard Ong, Director of Operations at Vopak Terminals Singapore, will talk more about Vopak Banyan’s Safety, Health and Environment initiatives, Dr Sukhy Barhey, Director of BMT Group will discuss the new regulation under the Workplace Safety and Health Act while Mike Warren and Lyn Fernie from Zento Global Solutions will talk about improving safety culture and the human element of safety.

    Dr Peck Thian Guan, Singapore’s representative to the ISO Project Committee for the development of the ISO standard on Occupational Health and Safety Management System will also present a session on implementing the new ISO 45001.

    Sessions will also cover market analysis, 2020 outlook, the future of drones and security at the terminal, fire safety management, technical due diligence for terminal mergers & acquisitions and cyber security threats.

    Nick Powell, StocExpo & Tank Storage Portfolio Divisional Director, comments: “Tank Storage Asia is our fastest growing exhibition and conference within the portfolio. Last year saw the highest ever visitor numbers, with almost 1,700 tank storage professionals from 35 countries in attendance – we hope to exceed this in 2018 and look forward to bringing the industry back together once again.

    “The landmark gathering of business leaders and thought leaders will also provide industry professionals with a unique opportunity to participate in panel debates, engage in the latest industry developments, and network with industry peers.”

    To view the conference programme, please visit: www.tankstorageasia.com

    -- Ends --

    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 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 events 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 €160 million for its financial year 2016-2017.
    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.
    For more information, visit our website http://www.easyfairs.com

    Contact Easyfairs
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    Senior Account Executive, Flame PR
    +44 (0)20 3357 9744

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    Senior Account Manager, Flame PR
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    INDEX director Samantha Kane-Macdonald looks ahead to September's second show of 2018
    Jul 29, 2018

    DUBAI, UAE --( ASIA TODAY )-- INDEX – the Middle East’s largest interiors exhibition – is gearing up for its second design event of the year, and will offer a fully rounded creative experience by running alongside its new sister show, FIM.

    While INDEX will continue to provide a sourcing platform for designers, architects and buyers from across the residential, retail, hospitality and commercial design sectors to find exclusive interiors products, FIM will showcase the base materials, parts and fittings required to manufacture those products from scratch.

    Together, the co-hosted exhibitions will cater to the whole design industry in a new way, offering a one-stop shop for finding both high-end and value driven furniture and décor – plus the wood, metallics, hinges and joints that will bring bespoke pieces from concept to reality.

    Event Director Samantha Kane-Macdonald is behind both shows. She said: “September’s INDEX – our second of the year – and FIM running adjacent to one another makes it easier than ever for designers, architects, buyers or manufacturers to come and absorb an all-encompassing design showcase put together to help them achieve all their client ambitions.

    “That can be from acquiring lighting, furniture or bedding for a hotel, villa or shop’s interior, to discovering the parts and fabrics needed to create that one-off armchair, pouf or walk-in-wardrobe. To be able to serve-up all of that for our visitors in one place is a real source of excitement for us – and our exhibitors.

    “Our shows always attract a wide range of buyers, from designers to retailers and manufacturers, and by bringing two separate events like this together we’re hopeful we’ll open up many of our exhibitors to a whole new market.”

    While autumn’s INDEX will be a more compact edition of its flagship annual show which took place in March of this year, the three-day exhibition will be held with its own theme: an exploration of the old Silk Road and its role both in the past, and in 21st century trade and design. The famous cross-continental design pathway opened-up new markets for Asian and European design philosophies, and that East meets West narrative is behind how September’s show – taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre – will be presented.

    By bringing value-driven products and premium brands together in the Middle East, the show is presenting itself as a modern-day Silk Road, where value-driven products from the East will be exhibited alongside premium Western brands.

    It is set to welcome more than 400 furniture and décor design and supply companies from across the continents, all specialising in fit-out and interior products for commercial, hospitality, retail and residential design projects. Renowned international brands including A Casa K, Alain Saint Joanis, Cristal de Paris, Gasparri Design and Minardi Piume are all confirmed, plus exciting new brands such as CIELLO from Sri Lanka and LISOWSKI Glass Studio from Cyprus, amongst others.

    Samantha Kane-Macdonald elaborated: “The Silk Road started over 2,000 years ago, and through its many routes became the first way that Europe and the West was introduced to the likes of silk, dyes, precious stones, porcelain, spices and perfumes. In return, the route took western goods like glassware, woollen textiles, rugs, carpets animal firs and skins to a new market in the East, making it the world’s first and then premiere trade route – at the heart of which was design and creativity.

    “Its path ventured through the deserts of the Middle East. Two millennia on and the region – the UAE especially – plays equally as central a role now as being the hub between the two continents.

    “The INDEX show will focus on individual designs and value driven products from Asia, sat alongside premium products from Europe, with design houses from the likes of Italy, India and China giving us great variance. Together, they will allow the show to present a wide selection of interior products to suit the taste and budgets of all our visitors, covering every buyer’s needs as the design industry heads into the final quarter of the year.”

    INDEX will come alive with the colours, patterns and textures that encapsulated The Silk Road when it was its most densely trodden, and will be brought alive with a number of live features. Highlights include the Trend Hub – an interactive platform for designers and retailers that will feature seminar sessions on topics including 2020 design and colour trends, experiential design, social media for business development and visual merchandising.

    The show floor will also host a curated showcase of local talent compiled by Tashkeel, plus a collaboration between Boxmark and South African designer Ronel Jordaan that will culiminate in the creation of a ‘Wool Waterfall’.

    Running simultaneously, FIM will unite local furniture-makers, interior designers and architects with international providers of materials, tools and components who are looking to expand their reach across the Middle East.

    According to a 2017 market report by analysts Ventures Middle East – citing the United Nations Commodity Trade Database – the annual export value of furniture and parts thereof out of the region is estimated to be worth AED 1.5billion (US$400million) each year. Of that, the UAE accounted for roughly AED 750million (US$200million), half the total figure.

    It is that mammoth industry that FIM seeks to benefit, promoting the skill and value of the experts fuelling that booming market. Firms including Hafele GmbH & Co, Simonswerk, Plamac Spa, L&S, Sedil Curvi, Seven Italia and Viterie will all be taking part.

    Samantha Kane-Macdonald said: “From wood, fabric and materials, to fittings, structural parts, 3D printing and upholstery tools, FIM will bring manufacturing to life in a way that compliments its position alongside INDEX. Where INDEX can provide inspiration and direct product sourcing, FIM will be the place where the creative minds behind our region’s growing catalogue of new build and refurbishment projects can source every part of any furnishing product they are trying to bring to life.

    “This is the first time we have been able to incorporate these two separate design elements together in the same place, so September’s event is going to be something different for all our visitors. We feel it allows our exhibitors to provide an essential one-stop shop that hasn’t existed up until now.”

    Following September’s show, the full flagship INDEX experience will return in September 2019 as the show in its entirety sits alongside The Hotel Show Dubai, together offering a complete insight into the Middle East’s surging design and hospitality industry.

    To find out more about INDEX and FIM, taking place September 16th – 18th, visit www.indexexhibition.com

    About dmg events

    dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines
    We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business across multiple platforms.

    dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 350,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry leading events such as the Big 5 construction shows and the ADIPEC and GASTECH energy events.
    Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.

    About DMGT

    Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) an international portfolio of information, media and events businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange.

    DMGT manages a diverse, multinational portfolio of companies, with total revenues of around £1.5bn, that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment.

    DMGT is also a founding investor and the largest shareholder of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC and ZPG PLC.

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    Dubai Hosts the Global Franchise Market Exhibition this December
    Jul 23, 2018

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 July 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Dubai is set to host the 3rd edition of The Global Franchise Market Exhibition – TGFM, the official franchising event in Dubai offering a dedicated platform for local and international ‘franchisors’ and ‘franchisees’ to explore new business partnerships & investment opportunities, on the 5th and 6th of December this year, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    This year, TGFM will bring together leading investors, master franchisees, licensees, entrepreneurs, and leading brands in various sectors and it is expected to attract over 2,000 visitors and participants and witness the participation of over 100 leading brands from 80 countries. The exhibition will feature also 5 pavilions for participating countries like Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Malaysia and Turkey. TGFM will offer a great platform for B2B meetings at the exhibition while also awarding participating brands with the ‘best stand design’ and ‘best stand activity’ prizes to recognize their unique contribution.

    As a testament to its growing reputation for generating great value on investment for exhibitors, last year, 42 % of exhibitors generated business value between 100,000 to 500,000 USD while 18 percent generated business value between 500,000 to 1 million USD and 3 percent even generated business worth more than 1 million USD.

    “The Global Franchise Market Conference and Exhibition - TGFM 2018 comes at a time when the Franchise market in the UAE is set to grow immensely owing to a series of business-friendly policies and regulations implemented by the UAE leadership as well as UAE’s strong economic growth, high purchasing power among consumers, consumption patterns, and the increasing penetration of international franchise brands. Franchising has developed extensively in the UAE over a short time, especially in the Food and Beverage F & B sector, which according to a survey by a global audit firm KPMG, has grown by nearly 4 percent annually, increasing from 11.3 billion dollars in 2014 to reach 13.2 billion dollars this year”, said Eng. Anas Al Madani, Vice Chairman and Group CEO of INDEX Holding.

    From his side, Mr. Jassim Al Bastaki, CEO, Franchise Souq said: “With the growing franchise industry and the increased number of aspiring entrepreneurs and investors, TGFM presents a great medium for franchise brand owners looking to enter the MENA region to meet and connect with franchise partners. As the franchise market is growing people are understanding the benefits of franchising and investing in quality risk free businesses. TGFM is a business-matching platform for companies wishing to grow globally through networking with potential investors, business partners, distributors and agents, as well it provides an opportunity to meet industry experts within their field.”

    He went on saying: “As a strategic partner ‘FRANCHISESOUQ.COM, similarly is a smart initiative to link aspiring entrepreneurs with franchise owners through B2B online marketplace providing opportunities to franchisors to showcase their brands and connect with local and global potential partners from different sectors of F&B, Retail, Beauty & Fitness, Entertainment, Education, Manufacturing, Distribution and various services. Offering 360 solutions to franchise, jobs, commercial property, consultancy, funding and many franchise related services. Reviewing the tremendous success and footfall of visitors at TGFM exhibition, the Government entities and Ministry of Dubai Economic Department has shown great support to the franchise market in the region. We are looking forward to the 3rd edition of TGFM this year which we believe will be one of the most successful franchise exhibitions in the region encouraging franchisors to participate and benefit from this great platform.”

    On another note, the CEO of Francorp Middle East & Strategic Partner for TGFM, Mr. Imad Charaf Eddine said: “This December will be Francorp’s third consecutive year as a strategic partner for TGFM, and we couldn’t be happier with the success of the previous years and the international growth the two days offered those exhibiting.”

    He added: “The Global Franchise Market 2018 is set to be the perfect platform for face-face interaction with every type of profile in the franchising industry, whether you’re a business owner, investor, service provider or employee; we are confident it will be a memorable and valuable experience from the moment you sign up to attend. TGFM is an excellent opportunity where you can expand the know-how of others to propel your business into a successful future in franchising!”

    Food and Beverage: Key to the growth of franchise industry in the UAE

    According to the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, F & B continues to dominate the franchise market in the region and the industry was the second largest spending category for UAE consumers, totaling 24.8 billion dollars last year. In addition, fast food is expected to account for 40 percent of the franchising market and industry experts expect the region’s F & B franchisees to grow by more than 25 percent in the coming years and maintain their dominance over other sectors like education and healthcare services.

    A number of leading brands from the F&B sector are exhibiting this year at TGFM like
    Jelly Belly Ice Cream (Gold Sponsor), and the region’s first locally made gourmet ice-cream produced in the heart of Dubai in an exclusive state-of-the-art manufacturing facility; in addition to Mary Brown’s Chicken & Taters, Reis & Irvy’s, The Future of Frozen Yogurt, Delifrance, Almayass Lebanese – Armenian Cuisine, Bouza Roll, Fishface, Munch Bakery, Meito Café Lounge & Bubble Tea, Under500 and ChicKing. The exhibition will also witness the participation of Francorp Middle East (Platinum Sponsor and Strategic Partner) among others.

    The Global Franchise Market (TGFM) is organized annually by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions – a member of INDEX Holding with the support of Department of Economic Development – Dubai and under the strategic partnership of Franchise Souq and Francorp Middle East.

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    WHAT: The Global Franchise Market - TGFM
    WHERE: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre
    WHEN: 5-6 December, 2018
    WEBSITE: http://globalfranchisemarket.com/

    For any inquiries about the event, please contact:
    Mary Rubio, Project Manager
    Email: mary.rubio@index.ae

    For any media inquires, please contact:
    Suzan Mounzer, PR Manager
    Email: suzan.mounze@index.ae

    PCHi Technology Summit 2018: Revitalizing the Industry’s R&D Engine
    Jul 23, 2018

    Beijing, 23 July 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Next month, Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE)’s PCHi Technology Summit is set to return for its second edition in Guangzhou from 27 – 28 August 2018 at W Hotel, with an authoritative speaker line-up comprising industry experts, medical professionals, and academics. More than 600 trade professionals are expected to gather at this definitive industry event, where key issues such as market trends, regulatory framework and formulation technology about anti-aging and sensitive skin will be discussed.

    “Following our announcement of the Summit dates, we’re now excited to share more details about the event’s power-packed content,” said Peter LIU, PCHi Project Manager. “The agenda was crafted with industry input and it reflects the market’s most pressing concerns. By providing attendees with some practical handles, we hope to inspire the development of more innovative products in time to come.”

    Centered around the theme of Empowered for Renewed Vitality and PCHi’s new key pillars of Technology • Power • Spirit, the Summit will be an exceptional gathering of industry and academia, and a golden opportunity for interactive knowledge exchange and new collaborative efforts to take place.

    This year’s Summit explores industry trends and regulations in plenary sessions, and tackles two hot topics — aging and sensitive skin — in break-out sessions. Curated by PCHi’s Cosmetics Science and Technology Innovation Committee (CSTIC), the agenda will address the whole industry chain, covering aspects of cosmetics ingredient technology, product formulation, efficacy evaluation, clinical application, rules and regulations, packaging, market trends, and more.




    Day 1

    27 Aug 2018 (Mon)

    Plenary Sessions

    Keynote Presentation: Outlook and Development of the Personal Care Industry

    Leaders from industry associations

    New Chapter of anti-aging skincare

    Laurie Du, Senior Research Analyst

    Mintel APAC

    Conducting Cosmetics R&D with the Regulatory Framework in Mind

    Xu Liang, Professorate Senior Engineer, China Research Institute of Daily Chemical Industry

    Interpreting the Latest Cosmetic Packaging Trends

    Industry expert on cosmetics packaging design and market trend analysis

    Break-out Sessions: Sensitive Skin

    TRPV-1 and Sensitive Skin

    Liu Wei, Dean, Department of Dermatology, General Hospital of the Air Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army

    Innovations in Soothing and Calming Product Formulations

    Senior R&D Formulator of a Finished Products Company

    Non-surgical Medical Aesthetic Treatments: A New Trend for High-end Skin Care

    Guo Xueping, Vice General Manager & Chief Scientist, Bloomage Freda Biopharm Co., Ltd.

    Evaluating the Efficacy & Effectiveness of Sensitive Skincare Products

    Chen Zhou, Chief Physician,

    Department of Dermatology, Peking University People’s Hospital

    Latest Inspection Techniques for Sensitive Skincare Products

    Industry Expert from an Inspection Authority

    Day 2

    28 Aug 2018 (Tue)


    Break-out Sessions: Anti-Aging

    Beneath the Surface – Discovery & Revelation of Photodynamic Therapy Anti-Aging Technology

    Wang Xiuli, Chief Physician,

    Shanghai Skin Disease Hospital

    New Technology in Compaction of Polymers - COTRUNE C210

    Xiong Xiaohui, Director

    Cotrune Materials Technology Co., Ltd.

    Understanding the Regulatory Framework: How-To’s of Production, Declaration, and Inspection for Cosmetics Finished Products

    Tu Chunyi, Vice President, Product Safety, Regulation and Clarification Department, L‘Oreal Asian Pacific Region

    Market Outlook and Formulation Design for Anti-Aging Skincare Products

    Fang Yongsheng, General Manager,

    Guangzhou Keti Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

    Anti-Wrinkle Research: POLA’s Latest Findings

    Yang Yixing, POLA

    Technical Application of Anti-Aging Ingredients

    Representative from Hallstar

    Anti-Aging Products: Evaluating Efficacy and Product Claims

    Zhao Hua, Dean of Cosmetic Department, School of Science, Beijing Technology and Business University


    The all-rounded agenda is expected to enable cosmetics technology developers, regulators, and decision makers to grasp market dynamics, understand industry trends, gain insight on technology advances, as well as carry out business collaborations.

    Apart from the conference, the two-day Summit features nearly 50 exhibitors who will be sharing more about their latest technology with attendees. An awards ceremony will also be held at the event, where PCHi recognizes its distinguished partners and their outstanding contributions to the global personal care and home care industry. RSE expects professionals of a broad range of functions in attendance, including industry experts and leading authorities representing government agencies, universities, consultancies, manufacturers, OEM/ODM, cosmetics raw materials suppliers, technology R&D institutions, and finished products brands.

    From now till 10 August, early registrants stand to enjoy 20% off booking fees, while past attendees of PCHi Conferences 2016 – 2018 and the PCHi Technology Summit 2017 are entitled to a 30% discount. Interested parties can obtain more details from Ms. Serena Liu at yujia.liu@reedsinopharm.com.

    For more information, please visit www.pchi-china.com/en, or connect with PCHi on social media.


    Editorial Contact

    Ms Gena Ang 洪贞贞 | e: gena@redbugpr.com | t: +65 6222 7376

    Orchestrated for Excellence – CEMS and RAS launch dedicated show for the restaurant industry
    Jul 20, 2018

    Singapore, 19 July 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd (CEMS) and the Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) announced the launch of Restaurant Asia Singapore 2019 this afternoon to key members of the food and beverage industry. The event was also graced by members of the diplomatic corp.

    Organised by RAS in partnership with CEMS, the inaugural exhibition will be held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore from 21 to 23 March 2019.

    In line with the association’s mission to promote industry development and excellence through championing, promoting and advancing the common needs, interests and aspirations of Singapore’s food and beverage community, Restaurant Asia Singapore (RAS) 2019 will present a dedicated showcase of the latest in cutting-edge restaurant, kitchen and culinary equipment, as well as solutions and supplies that will address the needs of restaurant owners, from front of house reception to the back of house operations.

    “We are confident that the show will grow to become the hub for its sourcing needs and for latest solutions, said Vincent Tan, PBM, President of RAS. “The industry will also recognise that the show will present business development and networking opportunities among our members, industry leaders and government agencies.”

    Mr Tan added: “The show is the first of its kind spearheaded by industry leaders for the industry here in Singapore. We also hope that this exhibition will help elevate Singapore’s vibrant culinary scene and bring the industry to new epicurean heights on a regional and global scale.”

    RAS is the pioneer and largest F&B association in Singapore, with more than 400 members, representing close to 700 brands that operate over 3,600 outlets ranging from restaurants,caterers, fast foods and food courts across various cuisines. Since its inception in 1980, RAS has been the voice of the F&B industry, working towards developing closer relationships between businesses and government agencies. It has also worked tirelessly to give due recognition and award excellence to drive business success.

    “This venture with RAS is timely and relevant. Like many industries, advancements in the restaurant world are contingent on the changes the rest of the world is experiencing,” said Edward Liu, PBM, Group Managing Director of CEMS.

    “We hope to bring technology and other solutions to the fore to address some of the key concerns of restauranteurs including engaging new customers, increasing spend and driving frequency of visits,” he added.

    “The food and beverage industry in Singapore is worth close to $4 billion, making it a sizeable sector which contributes to the Singapore economy. We hope that the show will also be a launch pad for restaurants and related businesses to position themselves for growth here and abroad and possibly for franchise opportunities,” said Mr Liu.

    The inaugural RAS 2019 will also be held in conjunction with the highly successful 7th Café Asia 2019, 7th International Coffee & Tea Expo and 6th Sweets & Bakes Asia 2019, all longstanding exhibitions organised by CEMS. Together, these events will gather over 200 exhibitors and industry players from more than 30 countries under one roof, across 8,000 square metres in gross exhibition space and aims to welcome at least 6,000 trade visitors and professionals and over 7,000 public visitors over three days.

    Photo Credits: CEMS

    Restaurant Asia Singapore 2019
    Marina Bay Sands Singapore
    Expo and Convention Centre Halls B & C
    Thursday, 21 March to Saturday, 23 March 2019
    10am to 6pm (March 21 & 22)
    10am to 5pm (March 23)

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    About CEMS Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd
    Established in 1980, CEMS is a regional organizer with a global perspective. A key player in the Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition (MICE) industry in Singapore, CEMS has vast knowledge and experience in organizing and managing exhibitions, conferences and other special events for government agencies, associations and private enterprises, with business activities spanning across many countries in ASEAN including Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines, China in North Asia, and India, Sri Lanka,Bangladesh and Pakistan in the South Asia. In October 1997, CEMS achieved the distinction of being the first professional conference and exhibition organiser in Singapore to obtain the ISO 9002 certification. For the past decade, CEMS has formed strategic partnerships with both local and international players to achieve mutually desirable goals in the MICE industry.

    About Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS)
    Established in 1980, the Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) was formerly known as the Singapore Hotel and Restaurant Association, catering to the distinctive needs of restaurant and hotel operators then. As tourism flourished, it prompted restaurants and hotels to create separate representative bodies to better focus and service the needs of the respective individual sectors. Started with only 20 members, RAS had since grown its membership base to more than 400 members, accounting for over 3,600 restaurant outlets. It also works closely with various Government bodies and F&B related associations overseas to develop and propel the local F&B industry.

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    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid was attended by around 41,000 people at its July 18 edition
    Jul 20, 2018

    Madrid, 18 July 2018. –Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, an event organised by IFEMA, had a great turnout for its 68th edition held from 6 to 11 July, at IFEMA-Feria de Madrid and other venues in the city. The grand Spanish fashion show assembled 47 outstanding Spanish creators and brands and, like last January's edition, was held on new dates, two months earlier than usual, kicking off the international calendar to boost the event's international projection.

    At this edition, the first in its history held in July, the event recorded an attendance of 40,870. 36,217 of attendees visited hall 14.1 of IFEMA-Feria de Madrid - fashion show attendees, press and visitors to Cibelespacio-, and a further 4,653 people attended the shows and presentations held at various venues in the city.

    These new dates gave the event greater international projection for its fashion shows, one of its priority objectives, and avoided coinciding with other fashion shows, thus attracting the interest of a greater number of buyers and foreign press. Specifically, this edition of the fashion show was attended by 40 international trade guests, representatives from top fashion outlets and distributors, and prestigious media representatives from Europe, America and Asia.

    Samsung EGOs emerging talent opened the fashion show
    As a new development, young talents from Samsung EGO were responsible for kicking off the fashion show programme in hall 14.1 on Saturday the 7th, with the presentation of Constanza+Lab, winner of the tenth edition of the Samsung EGO Innovation Project, which was followed by the creations of another eight young designers.

    Other new features of this edition included the première of La Condesa in hall 14.1; the return to the general programme of the fashion parade of Roberto Torretta and Menchén Tomás; the return of Pedro del Hierro to IFEMA; the Palomo Spain parade after recently receiving the 2018 Who's on Next VOGUE award, and the Duarte and Juan Vidal fashion parades at the headquarters of the Madrid Regional Government.

    Furthermore, MBFWMadrid presented an interesting off programme, which included the talk given by the prestigious journalist Jessica Michault, aimed at designers taking part in the fashion show, on the importance of digitisation in fashion to boost business and the internationalisation of its brands.

    Furthermore, MBFWMadrid and IFEMA paid tribute to the journalist Jesus María Montes-Fernández, celebrating his 25 years in the fashion world supporting Spanish design and helping
    spread the Spanish brand throughout the world. More than 40 Spanish designers attended this famous professional's silver jubilee in the business.

    MBFWMadrid's Sustainability Commitment
    In this edition, MBFWMadrid went one step further in its commitment to Fashion with Sustainability by presenting, with the collaboration of its environmental sponsor Ecoembes, the first parade held within the parameters of the circular economy, by the designer Juanjo Oliva. With his brand Oliva, the designer presented the OLIVA COLLECTION show. III by Ecoembes, a collection made of fabrics made from recycled materials, mainly plastic bottles (PET).

    Institutional support
    Also, with the support of Madrid Regional Council and the City Council, the city saw the holding of different activities concerning fashion creation and new trends. The Madrid Regional Government contributed on this occasion by supporting the designers Juan Vidal and Darte, who exhibited their creations at the Real Casa de Correos de Puerta del Sol, headquarters of Madrid Regional Government. Meanwhile, within the framework of the Madrid Capital de Moda (MCDM) programme, the city Council of Madrid set up a screen in Plaza Margaret Thatcher, near Paseo de la Castellana, where people could watch the 68th edition of MBFWMadrid live. In addition, a new free bus service was made available to visitors of MBFWMadrid, connecting IFEMA with Plaza de Colón, everyday.

    For its part, ACME put on various activities in the city coinciding with MBFWMadrid, within the framework of its Madrid es Moda programme.

    Awards for the best collection, best model and best look
    MBFWMadrid 2018 was once again the platform chosen by major brands such as Mercedes-Benz, L'Oreal Paris and Samsung, to reward the new and outstanding designers of Spanish fashion. With the sponsorship of L’Oréal Paris, Jorge Vázquez was voted best established designer, Afrodita Dorado best model, and Agatha Ruiz de la Prada best beauty look, at an awards ceremony presented by Sara Carbonero. Mercedes-Benz awarded the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talent prize to Outsiders Division, as best emerging company at this edition.

    This edition of MBFWMadrid again had the significant support of the sponsoring brands. In total, 20 outstanding companies sponsored this event. Mercedes-Benz, L’Oréal Paris and Inditex were its main sponsors. Samsung, Iberia, Font Vella, Ciroc, Royal Bliss, sponsors; Facebook and Instagram, Dyson, Only You Hotels, Kaiku Caffe Latte and ESNE , collaborators and Ecoembes , environmental partner of the event. In addition,Bestway, ESDEN, IED Madrid, Lord Wilmore, Anaconda , Xyon Revolution - which provided the shoes for the fashion show's attendants team, - and Blover, who created an exclusive leather design for the staff and attendants of MBFWMadrid. Fashion TV was once again this edition's official international television channel.

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