2018 TAITRONICS and AIoT Taiwan Open to Reshape the future with New Technologies
 
Oct 12, 2018
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The 2018 Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONICS) and Taiwan International AIoT Show (AIoT Taiwan), jointly organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA), see their grand opening on October 9 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall1. Mr. Ming-Hsin Kung, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Mr. James C. F. Huang, Chairman of TAITRA, Mr. T. C. Gou, Chairman of TEEMA, and Mr. Pankaj Kumar, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, India, unveiled the themes and highlights of TAITRONICS 2018 and AIoT Taiwan 2018.

The four-day show will highlight the theme “Transforming for an Innovative Future.” In parallel, the inaugural edition of “AIoT Taiwan” will be held, bringing renowned firms including Chunghwa Telecom, Advantech, Lite-On Technology, Delta Electronics, , Mobiletron, Protech Systems, Good Will Instrument, TES Electrical Electronic Tenmars Electronics, ECE, TARO &TYC, and The System Group. These companies come together under one roof and attract more than 350 exhibitors using over 650 booths.

Organizers have joined forces with strategic cooperative partners and dedicated media channels to host a spate of forums and seminars during the exhibition period, conduct deep discussions on such subjects as AIoT development trends, India-Taiwan Electronics Meet, and edge computing. Experts with forward-looking perspectives and high tech content are invited to explore and analyze the positioning of industries within tech development trends, to inspire new-generation innovation capabilities.

TEEMA, TAITRA, and the Asia Pacific Industrial Analysis Association (APIAA) have joined forces again to jointly host the “2nd Innovative Smart Application Competition.” This event aims to expand AIoT technological applications and innovations, encourage exhibitors to organize cross-industry, cross-trade and cross-border competition teams, and create new AI and IoT business opportunities. This year, 12 award-winning products have been selected and will join the dedicated exhibit area “Smart Innovation Application Award Winner's Hall of Fame”, which will allow the interactive situational presentation of 12 AIoT application products and solutions.

The organizers are expecting to attract more than 1,500 international buyers to the show. In order to efficiently assist international buyers search for potential partners with excellent products, TAITRA will organize one-on-one procurement meetings, matching the business opportunities of the supply and demand. At the same time, the largest Taiwan’s national B2B e-commerce portal - Taiwantrade will provide assist businesses everywhere in finding quality suppliers and products from Taiwan.

For more information on TAITRONICS and AIoT Taiwan, its exhibitors, forums and activities, please check out the official website: www.taitronics.tw.

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SolarEdge to Acquire Kokam, a Provider of Li-ion Cells, Batteries, and Energy Storage Solutions
 
Oct 12, 2018
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FREMONT, Calif. & SEOUL, Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ:SEDG), a global leader in smart energy technology, announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a major stake in Kokam Co., Ltd. Headquartered in South Korea, Kokam is a provider of Lithium-ion battery cells, batteries and energy storage solutions.

Founded in 1989, Kokam has been manufacturing Lithium-ion cells and providing reliable, safe, high-performance battery solutions for the past twenty-nine years. Kokam provides battery solutions for a wide-variety of industries, including ESS (energy storage systems), UPS, electric vehicles (EV), aerospace, marine and more.

“The acquisition of Kokam will enable us to grow our offering, adding already proven battery storage to our product portfolio,” said Guy Sella, CEO, Chairman and Founder of SolarEdge. “Our technological innovation combined with Kokam’s world-class team and renowned battery storage solutions, will enable seamless integration with our current solutions, taking us a further step toward making solar installations smarter and more beneficial.”

The acquisition of approximately 75% of outstanding equity shares of Kokam reflects an aggregate investment of approximately $88 million, including related transaction expenses. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the coming weeks. Over time, the Company intends to purchase the remaining outstanding equity shares of Kokam that are currently listed on the Korean over the counter exchange through open-market purchases and otherwise, eventually resulting in Kokam becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of SolarEdge.

About SolarEdge Technologies

SolarEdge is a global leader in smart energy technology. By leveraging world-class engineering capabilities and with a relentless focus on innovation, SolarEdge creates smart energy solutions that power our lives and drive future progress. SolarEdge developed an intelligent inverter solution that changed the way power is harvested and managed in photovoltaic (PV) systems. The SolarEdge DC optimized inverter seeks to maximize power generation while lowering the cost of energy produced by the PV system. Continuing to advance smart energy, SolarEdge addresses a broad range of energy market segments through its PV, storage, EV charging, UPS, and grid services solutions. SolarEdge is online at solaredge.com

About Kokam Co., Ltd.

With a globally acknowledged and proprietary manufacturing technology, Kokam Co., Ltd has provides a wide range of lithium ion battery solutions to customers in over 50 countries and many different industries, including the Electric Vehicle (EV), Energy Storage System (ESS), aerospace, marine, and industrial markets. With over 60 battery-related patents and a total of 708-megawatt hours of field performance, Kokam is a proven leader in providing innovative battery solutions. For more information, please visit www.kokam.com.

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Ronen Faier, +1 510-498-3263
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Atlas Copco presents innovative screw vacuum pumps at Glasstec 2018 in Düsseldorf
 
Oct 09, 2018
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Glass production: Central vacuum supply reduces energy consumption by 50 percent

The functions and properties of glass are becoming increasingly diverse and smarter. The demands placed on glass production systems are also increasing accordingly. This not least includes vacuum technology, which forms a central component in the production and processing of glass products: For example, the evacuation of glass moulds, the coating of architectural glass or bottling under vacuum ensures high product quality and process productivity. In addition, vacuum lifters guarantee the safe internal transport of heavy and sensitive glass parts. Atlas Copco will be presenting its new variable speed drive vacuum pump series GHS 3800-5400 VSD+ at the Glasstec in Düsseldorf (Hall 15, Stand C03) precisely for such applications with a high vacuum requirement.

With the introduction of these new screw vacuum pumps, Atlas Copco underlines its commitment to sustainable glass production. In December 2017, the vacuum supplier therefore expanded its portfolio with the modern GHS 3800- 5400 VSD+ vacuum pump series. Thanks to their long service life and greatly improved oil cooling and retention, these robust pumps contribute to savings in production processes. Compared with existing technologies, their use has resulted in significantly reduced life cycle costs.

Predestined for integration into central vacuum systems
The GHS VSD+ series was developed according to Atlas Copco's proven philosophy and is therefore designed as a durable plug-and-play system in a single housing. "The energy-efficient units deliver higher volume flows per hour and kilowatt power consumption than vacuum pumps with comparable performance," explains Christoph Angenendt, Communications Manager Industrial Vacuum at Atlas Copco. It therefore makes particular sense to convert several decentralized pumps to a central vacuum supply. With a GHS VSD+ system, users can significantly increase their productivity; Atlas Copco reports that energy savings of up to 50 percent can be achieved in glass production compared to conventional rotary vane vacuum pumps. "The payback time for a converted system is correspondingly short," adds Christoph Angenendt.

Cleaner, cooler working environment
During development of the GHS 3800-5400 VSD+ Atlas Copco's design engineers drew from the experience with the established GHS 350-900 VSD+ and GHS 1300-1900 VSD+ series. They also feature high efficiency and reliability and are available as a compact, user and service-friendly package. The screw element at the heart of the pumps offers a lifetime guarantee, while intelligent turbo and humid versions ensure trouble-free performance even in the most difficult application environments. The coarse vacuum pumps are optionally equipped with air or water cooling. An energy recovery option makes it possible to use the work of the IE3 high-efficiency motor. A clear advantage in ergonomics: the oil retention improves the quality of the exhaust air compared to alternative technologies. "This results in a cleaner and cooler working environment," says Christoph Angenendt, explaining the benefits for users.

Minimal energy consumption, low maintenance requirements
The Elektronikon® Mk5 control system and the speed-controlled drive system (VSD+) make pump operation extremely economical: The pressure setpoint control function ensures that the pumps deliver the lowest possible vacuum flow to maintain the required vacuum. This minimizes energy consumption and reduces operating costs over the lifecycle. The low maintenance required by the series also contributes to efficiency: "There are no rotary vanes that need to be replaced, and the screw element is also maintenance-free for years. In addition, suction filters and oil separators can be replaced without dismantling the piping“, Christoph Angenendt explains the simple handling of the pumps. Via SMARTlink software, the operator can dial in and inform himself in good time about the necessary maintenance work. The system displays all relevant information on an intuitively understandable, graphical user interface. The operating vacuum can be adjusted or changed by pressing a key. This allows users to easily adapt the pump's performance to the respective process requirements.

Ideal solution for remote monitoring
While the Elektronikon® Mk5 system allows integration into the user's plant management system, Atlas Copco's SMARTlink provides the ideal solution for remote monitoring. It simplifies maintenance and the provision of data also for service technicians to adjust operating settings in real time. Equipped with customer-oriented plug & play design principles and a compact design, the GHS VSD+ series is quick and easy to install. All necessary components are supplied to the users as a complete package. Trained Atlas Copco engineers are available to ensure smooth commissioning.

The advantages of the GHS VSD+ series at a glance:
- Significantly reduced energy consumption; typical energy savings of around 50 percent.
- First-class performance, optimized in the coarse printing area, with the lowest energy requirement per m/3h flow of a coarse vacuum pump.
- Adaptive high-performance variable speed drive (VSD) with pressure setpoint control
- Innovative, actuated input control valve
- State-of-the-art 3-stage oil separation for ultrapure exhaust air over operating ranges from atmosphere to 5 mbar final pressure
- Ergonomic maintenance and service access
- Variable temperature control through innovative VSD cooling fan and active oil control
- Quiet operation: noise level far below that of alternative technologies (-7dB)
- Sustainable productivity through high performance and efficiency. Conformity with energy management and environmental obligations according to ISO 50001/14001.
- Integrated Atlas Copco MK5 control system with intuitive graphical user interface.

To learn more about the new GHS 3800-5400 VSD+ range of oil-sealed screw vacuum pumps, please visit our website www.atlascopco.com/vacuum
If you have any questions, please contact our team at Glasstec in Düsseldorf, Atlas Copco booth in hall 15, booth C03.

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JCB ships $250,000 worth of machines to quake disaster zone
 
Oct 04, 2018
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JCB today announced the donation of $250,000 worth of equipment to the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi following the earthquake and tsunami which has killed more than 1,400 people.

Two Loadall telescopic handlers complete with powerful grab attachments are on their way to the region which is battling against the humanitarian disaster.

The 531-70 and 540-170 machines can lift loads weighing several tonnes and, with the grab attachment, will be perfect for removing heavy debris. The machines, fitted with a variety of other attachments, including buckets and forks, will also play a major part in reconstruction efforts once they begin.

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford said today: “The scale of this natural disaster has shocked people all over the world and JCB always tries to help wherever these catastrophes occur. I hope our donation can speed up clear-up operations and help with subsequent redevelopment.”

The UK Foreign Office and the Indonesian Embassy in London have been informed of the donation.

JCB has a history of helping countries affected by major natural disasters and has made equipment available to support relief and rebuilding efforts after earthquakes in Nepal, Chile, Pakistan and Haiti, and in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. In August JCB donated the use of a JS205 tracked excavator and an operator to the Indonesian island of Lombok after a series of earthquakes and aftershocks.

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For further information contact:
Nigel Chell / Joanne Hine, JCB Press Office
Tel: 01889 593592
E-mail: nigel.chell@jcb.com / joanne.hine@jcb.com www.jcb.com

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Reveals Full-Scale Passenger Capsule
 
Oct 02, 2018
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The world’s first full-scale passenger Hyperloop capsule, built in Spain by Airtificial, gets ready to head to Toulouse R&D facility for optimization

Playa Vista, Calif. (October 2, 2018) --( ASIA TODAY )-- Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT, HTT) provided a first look of their full-scale passenger Hyperloop capsule today at an unveiling ceremony in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. The event was also held to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the founding of HyperloopTT and showcased the company’s progress since it was established as the first Hyperloop company in the world.

The capsule, “Quintero One” is constructed almost completely out of HyperloopTT’s VibraniumTM, a specially made dual-layer smart composite material. It was built at the Southern Spain aerospace facilities of HyperloopTT’s partner Airtificial, a new company formed by the merger of composite expert Carbures and engineering company Inypsa that manufactures for many leading companies including Airbus and Boeing. The design for the capsule was created in collaboration with world renowned transport design consultancy PriestmanGoode and won the Gold award at the 2017 London Design Awards

“Quintero One” Hyperloop Passenger Capsule Specifications:

Length: 32 meters (105 feet)
Inner cabin length: 15 meters (50 feet)
Weight: 5,000 kilograms (5 tons)
Other components include:
• 21,000 skilled engineering hours
• 5,000 skilled assembly hours
• 82 carbon fiber panels
• 72 sensors
• 75,000 rivets
• 7,200 square meters of fiber (1.8 acres)

The capsule will be delivered to HyperloopTT’s research and development center in Toulouse, France for additional assembly and integration into the system, before it is used on one of the first commercial tracks.

“Working together with engineers from HyperloopTT, we are proud to be pushing the envelope of smart materials in transportation and manufacturing,” said Airtificial Co-Founder and Chairman, Rafael Contreras. “Today we have unveiled a new type of transportation vessel built with an industry high percentage of composite, which makes the Hyperloop capsule perhaps the safest transportation vehicle in the world.”

“The creation of this capsule represents over a year long journey of the best expertise in design, engineering, and the development of cutting edge materials,” said Dirk Ahlborn HyperloopTT co-founder and CEO. “In just five years we have solved and improved upon all of the technology needed for Hyperloop with our new levitation system, vacuum pumps, batteries, and smart composites. This capsule will be a part of one of the most efficient transportation systems ever made.”

“In 2019, this capsule will be fully optimized and ready for passengers,” said Bibop Gresta, chairman and co-founder of HyperloopTT. “Since we have taken major steps in solving government regulations with our safety certification guidelines and insurance frameworks, we are now closer than ever to bringing Hyperloop to the world.”

Recently, HyperloopTT became the world’s first company to be able to offer an insured commercial system. In collaboration with Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurance company along with global certification and inspection company TÜV SÜD, governments and partners, HyperloopTT is creating the first regulatory guidelines and creating the necessary legal framework for Hyperloop systems around the world.

About HyperloopTT
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) is an innovative transportation and technology company focused on realizing the Hyperloop, a system that moves people and goods at unprecedented speeds safely, efficiently, and sustainably. Through the use of unique, patented technology and an advanced business model of lean collaboration, open innovation and integrated partnership, HyperloopTT is creating and licensing technologies.

Founded in 2013, HyperloopTT is a global team comprised of more than 800 engineers, creatives and technologists in 52 multidisciplinary teams, with 40 corporate and university partners. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, HyperloopTT has offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE; Bratislava, Slovakia; Toulouse, France; Contagem, Brazil; and Barcelona, Spain. HyperloopTT has signed agreements in the United States, UAE, Brazil, France, India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine.

HyperloopTT is led by co-founders Dirk Ahlborn (CEO) and Bibop G. Gresta (Chairman) and a senior management team of experienced entrepreneurs and professionals. For more information or media inquiries, contact press@hyperloop.global or visit http://hyperloop.global/.

About Airtificial
Airtificial is a new Spanish technological company specialized in applying artificial intelligence, through collaborative robotics and sensorial structures, and specialized engineering within the civil works, aerospace and automotive industries. With a 4.0 Industry DNA and a great growth potential, the company has a proven know-how and operates globally. For more information about the new company please visit: http://www.carbures.com/

About PriestmanGoode
PriestmanGoode is the world's leading transport design consultancy. Based in London and China, the studio works on a vast range of projects across rail and aviation, developing designs for high speed trains, metros, airlines and commercial spacecraft all over the world.

PriestmanGoode's work is centred around the user and about creating exceptional travel journeys for millions of passengers every year. www.priestmangoode.com

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Ben Cooke
Director of Media Relations

+1(310) 720-1214
press@hyperloop.global
Los Angeles
hyperloop.global

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R+T Asia Announces 2019 Theme: "Green Embraces Comfort, Intelligence Guides Future"
 
Sep 21, 2018
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R+T Asia announces that its 2019 theme will be “Green Embraces Comfort, Intelligence Guides Future,” for this major trade fair held in Shanghai from Feb. 27 to March 1, 2019. The event, which serves the roller shutter, door/gate, and sun protection industry, attracts more than 500 exhibitors and 35,000 visitors from 92 countries to six exhibition halls covering 60,000+ square meters of space.

The global market for green building materials is expected to reach $377 billion (USD) by 2022, and the Asia Pacific market has made significant green advances in both volume and technology. Doors, shutters, and sun protection products, the primary focus of R+T Asia, all have an environmental impact on buildings and the quality of life. Sun protection products, however, provide a major impact on environmental efficiency.

At R+T Asia 2019, the exhibiting area for sun protection products will expand by more than 30 percent, because of such exhibitors as Vertilux, Kirayteks, Forest, Recasens, Oba Perdesan, Dongwon Industry, and Daekyeong. In addition, the doors and gates exhibition area will expand by 20 percent because of exhibitors such as ASSA ABLOY, Doorhan, KOPRON, Cedes, and RP Technik.

Visitor Attendance Booming

In 2019, R+T Asia is expected to welcome 35,000+ professional visitors. With the support of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, an increasing number of countries are seeking new opportunities and cooperation with Chinese business. Building on this growth, the R+T Asia Hosted Buyer program is actively organizing delegations to visit the show from emerging markets and countries with mature markets like Europe, North America and Australia.

InnovAction Awards Highlight Innovative Products

The show’s InnovAction Hub 2019 is again expected to attract new global innovations in doors and gates from leading exhibitors and from up-and-coming companies. In 2019, the 7th InnovAction Awards will again showcase new and innovative products, which will be judged by a jury of domestic and overseas experts. This will culminate in the awarding of the ‘Best of Best’ title, along with full media exposure online and offline.

Online Pre-Registration Officially Launched!

Online pre-registration is now open, providing a free entry ticket that allows you to skip the long queue onsite. Pre-registrants also receive first-hand and updated information about the show. By scanning the QR code below, the pre-registration process can be completed in less than two minutes.

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For more information about exhibiting or attending R+T Asia 2019, go to www.rtasia.org/en.

For media contact, please feel free to contact Ms. Cassie.
Tel: +86 21 61953587
Email: cassie.xu@vnuexhibitions.com.cn

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INDEX Set to Unveil the ‘Silk Road’ for Interior Design
 
Sep 13, 2018
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Dubai, 12th September 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- INDEX, the Middle East’s premier annual interior design exhibition, is gearing up to present an eclectic show featuring local and international designs, and products. Taking place from 16th to 18th September 2018 at Dubai World Trade Center, the Show is also the soft launch for its new September dateline.

To catch up on the latest and forecasted trends, the INDEX Design Hub will be the must-visit zone for architects, interior designers, retail buyers and students attending the show.

The Future Design Trends seminar by Victoria Redshaw from Scarlet Opus will inform the audience of the key colors, materials, patterns, textures and shapes for 2019. She will relate these to residential, workplace, hospitality and educational interiors. The panel discussion by Interface will explore the importance of Biophilic Design for all interiors as well as how it can be applied in the Middle East, and Katherine Bruce from AESG will discuss how interior design can either improve or harm the health of end users/consumers.

Did you know that wool is one of the World’s most sustainable and eco-friendly materials that is able to bring health benefits to interior furniture and furnishings? Visitors get to hear more on this at the Wool Seminar. There will also be a series of talks dedicated to discussing all things design in, for and from the UAE hosted by Tashkeel an art-enterprise that provides a nurturing environment for the growth of contemporary art and design practice rooted in the Nation.

The complete seminar programme is available here https://www.indexexhibition.com/whats-on/seminar-programme/
Day one of the Show will host Dubai’s first-ever Sleep Challenge, sponsored by DeRUCCI, which will pit four expert snoozers against one another to see who can enjoy the longest, most peaceful nap right in the middle of the exhibition floor. The four contestants were selected from an overwhelming number of entries that were submitted on INDEX’s Facebook page narrating the most bizarre sleep stories.

Appealing to the Picasso in all visitors at the show will be the Artist Avenue showcasing the captivating artistry of famous, and budding international as well as local artists. The art catalogue features Iruvan Karunakaran’s ‘Bull’ that portrays its majestic beauty all donned up in local attire, Lion and the Sheikh by

Dheeraj, Jesno Jackson’s Blue Series - a contemporary cubism artwork based on love and music, and Fahr AlSalih’s unique mosaic work made of sponges, acrylic, paint, ink and resin to name a few.

Visitors will see showcases from exhibitors from all over the World along with leading names such as Crate & Barrel, Maisons du Monde, Miotto, VG New trend, and De Rucci.

Samantha Kane Macdonald, Event Director said, “We are thrilled with the quality and variety of designs and styles from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia that our many exhibitors will be showcasing at INDEX as well as the stellar line up of speakers that we have on board. The Silk Road is renowned for enabling transcontinental cultural interaction for many centuries. INDEX has endeavored to present a one-stop interior design event featuring components, materials, designs, from Europe to Asia along with industry experts in order to kick-start an era of global design interaction. I am confident that the visitors will thoroughly enjoy the show”.

The Show running alongside Furniture Interiors Manufacturing Show will be a must-visit for manufacturers, architects, interior designers, project managers, and buyers from all parts of the world, especially those with a keen interest in the Middle East’s burgeoning interiors manufacturing sector.

For more information, visit: www.indexexhibition.com

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For more information, contact Ancy Alexander, PR Manager at INDEX on +971 50 347 1391, or email ancyalexander@dmgevents.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.com), 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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ISH Shanghai & CIHE: 5.6% rise in visitor numbers and doubling in size of European Pavilion
 
Sep 13, 2018
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Thanks to the growing demand for diverse heating solutions in East and Central China, ISH Shanghai & CIHE, which took place from 3 – 5 September 2018, was widely praised as an effective business platform. The three-day event hosted 217 exhibitors (2017: 188) and welcomed 18,963 visitors (2017: 17,965), a 5.6% increase compared to 2017. These indices have again proven the fair as one of the most influential HVAC and home comfort exhibitions in East and Central China.

While North China is the more-established HVAC and home comfort market in the country, in East and Central China end-users are particularly enthusiastic about the design of the products. This trend has led to strong demand for renowned HVAC companies from Europe, who are increasingly employing ISH Shanghai & CIHE – Shanghai International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning & Home Comfort System as a gateway to tap into the Chinese market. This evolution was well illustrated this edition by the enhanced international profile of the fair, with the European Pavilion more than doubling in size. Leading brands from Germany, Italy and the UK, including AeroFlow, Afriso, Bampi, Brigon, Dephina, Detal-Met, HOFFER, KANE, Radius, Sanica and WKL presented their impressive HVAC advancements across an expanded exhibition space to satisfy domestic buyers’ thirst for state-of-the-art heating and home comfort technologies.

Furthermore, to capture the pulse of the market, the 2018 edition introduced new zones and display areas to expand fairgoers’ knowledge and perspectives. The Premium Area made its debut appearance this year to infuse new concepts into the market revolving around four themes, namely Technology, Quality, Design and Technical Skills. The Floor Cooling and Heating Systems Experience Zone was also established for the first time to provide an exceptional opportunity for visitors to get a taste of the latest advancements in this field. On the other hand, fairgoers immersed themselves in inspiration and creativity at a display area dedicated to the award winners of the China Home Comfort System Design and Installation Competition.

Key figures at a glance
- Visitors: 18,963 (2017: 17,965) – 5.6% increase
- Exhibitors: 217 (2017: 188) – 15.4% increase

Exhibitors’ feedback

“Dephina develops and produces residential ventilation systems for private households. Many domestic visitors are impressed by our advanced technologies from Germany, including fresh air systems for large-scale villas and ventilation systems for bathrooms. We see China as a strategic market. Humidity and indoor air quality are the major issues of concern in East and Central China. Visitors were particularly keen on our pipeless wall-hung ventilation units which can deliver dehumidifying effects with low noise and high energy efficiency. ISH Shanghai & CIHE gathers a wide range of suppliers from heating and ventilation to energy-saving. It is one of the most influential HVAC and home comfort fairs in the East and Central China.”

Mr Jack Chen, Deputy General Manager, Dephina Luftqualität GmbH
“I have been hearing how strong ISH Shanghai & CIHE is for years. That’s why our company would like to be part of it and expand our business here. The water infiltration systems we develop are a great option to accommodate diverse market needs in East and Central China. Located in the Premium Area, our booth has caught fairgoers’ attention. I am pleased with the visitor flow, and the show helps us to increase our brand awareness. We are looking forward to exhibiting again next year.”
Mr Jim Ellis, CEO, Paragon Water (Xiamen) Corp Ltd

Visitors’ feedback

“I have visited this show many times already. Our company mainly produces and sells steel panel radiators. I came here to find out the changes and developments in the current market. The scale of the show has been getting bigger, which demonstrates the success of ISH Shanghai & CIHE. The fair itself is also becoming more international. In addition to domestic products from emerging Chinese brands, European style radiators can also be found. China is increasingly important in leading global heating trends. The show is an exceptional platform to tap into the market. The fair gathers everybody together and I met people from different provinces. I will definitely visit the show again next year.”

Mr Murat Telek, General Manager, ISG Heating Equipment (Shanghai) Co Ltd (Turkey)
“Our company develops equipment to manage temperature and we are searching for thermostats here. During the fair, I have found what I want and have established cooperation with an exhibitor. The heating market in East and Central China is characterised by household-based systems, but high-class residential areas are gradually adopting central heating systems too. I can see promising potential in the sector. Several concurrent building technology fairs were held, offering visitors with a more efficient sourcing experience.”

Mr Li Xiang, General Manager, Clover Energy Saving Co Ltd

Speaker’s feedback

“Today we explored how to employ floor heating systems for cooling. Summer is sweltering and winter is chilly in the East and Central China. While underfloor systems are commonly used for heating, cooling becomes the next issue to resolve. More research and development are needed to build an integrated system. More than a procurement platform, ideally a trade show should act as a platform of knowledge exchange. Engaging forums and discussions are a great supplement to illustrate the outlook of the industry in addition to the products on display.”

Mr Li Dawei, General Manager, HVAC8 Cross-enterprise Training Center for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Seminar attendee’s feedback

“Our company focuses on rubber processing and mould design. We came to the show to attend this seminar. Currently most of the end-users make procurement decisions based on the price level. There is an urge to educate them about product specifications. Trends such as fresh air systems, floor heating and integrated floor heating and cooling systems provide enormous market potential in East and Central China. The discussion gathered industry elites at one place to explore the latest developments, which is a great driving force for the industry.”

Mr Zhu Lipin, Chief Engineer, Shanghai San Shan Xin Bang Technology Co Ltd
The next edition of ISH Shanghai & CIHE will be held from 3 – 5 September 2019. Another ISH event in China, ISH China & CIHE, will be held from 6 – 8 May 2019 at the New China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing. For more information about ISH Shanghai & CIHE and ISH China & CIHE, please visit www.ishc-cihe.hk.messefrankfurt.com or email info@ishc-cihe.com.

ISH Shanghai & CIHE is headed by the biennial ISH event in Frankfurt, Germany, which is the world’s leading trade fair for the combination of water and energy. The mother event will take place from 11 – 15 March 2019 (Monday to Friday). For more information, please visit www.ish.messefrankfurt.com.

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R+T Asia 2019 expects to set new attendance records
 
Sep 06, 2018
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SHANGHAI, CHINA --( ASIA TODAY )-- After setting attendance records at R+T Asia 2018 and seeing record attendance at R+T in Stuttgart, R+T Asia 2019 is expected to shatter all previous records for the number of exhibitors and visitors. The exclusive annual trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates, windows, and sun protection systems is set for February 27 to March 1, 2019, at Shanghai’s New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

The 2018 show filled 50,000+ square meters of space in six exhibition halls and attracted 507+ exhibitors and 34,000+ professional visitors from 92 countries and regions, seeking abundant business opportunities in the huge Asian market.

Based on the show’s recent success and market growth in the Asia-Pacific region, organizers expect R+T Asia 2019 to set new records in quantity and quality. Several prominent companies have committed to exhibit at R+T Asia for the first time. Such companies include Vertilux, the world’s top manufacturer of fabrics and components for the window covering Industry, and Gaviota Simbac, a leading global company in accessory and system business for smart awnings and rolling shutters.

Many areas of the show are expected to see new growth, such as the Korea Pavilion, which has attracted notable exhibitors such as Dongwon Industry, Daekyeong, Nakyung, Winplus, XERA, and others. The number of international exhibitors has also been increasing at a rapid rate, revealing an increasingly positive view of business opportunities in the Asia market.

New co-located exhibition for HD+ Asia

With annual Chinese consumption in the soft decoration industry now reaching 200-300 billion (RMB), the potential for growth in the Chinese market and the Asia-Pacific Region is expected to be huge. Inspired by this growth, R+T Asia is creating more opportunities for attendees. In 2018, the Yuhang Pavilion debuted with the Yuhang Home Textile Industry Association, representing top curtain manufacturers in China. In 2019, the HD+ Home Textile & Decoration Asia show will be featured in a brand-new exhibition hall at E7.

The HD+ show, operating under the theme of “Combining Product With Design,” will introduce product application scenarios for the office, hospital, and homestay environments and others. HD+ will take advantage of R+T Asia’s demonstrated ability to attract foreign business and boost domestic business by bringing buyers and exhibitors together.

Popular educational summits and conferences

As always, R+T Asia 2019 will bring its premium educational opportunities to attendees. The Smart Home 2025 pavilion will again demonstrate the realistic life of the future home, and the Soft Decoration Summit and Cadex Conference will create a channel for insider communication. More highlights and emphasis will be placed on industrial door knowledge at the 2019 Warehouse Construction Equipment Conference. InnovAction Hub and the International Window & Door Summit (IWDS) will again showcase the latest advanced technology and global trends.

For more information about exhibiting and attending R+T Asia 2019, go to www.rtasia.org/en.

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Chengdu InfoComm China 2018 Debuts with Distinction
 
Sep 05, 2018
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For the first time, business leaders and decision makers in the emerging Western China market can take advantage of the latest Professional AudioVisual and Integrated Experience solutions through the Chengdu InfoComm China platform

Chengdu, Sichuan, 5th Sept 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Chengdu InfoComm China made its debut with a bang, opening today with a dazzling showcase of cutting-edge Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience solutions, many never before seen by the excited visitors who thronged the Western China International Expo City.

The buzz surrounding the lead-up to the show stemmed from the fact that Western China is a new and emerging market to be reckoned with. Testament to the promise of the region, Chengdu InfoComm China is the second such show to be organized within China. Event organizer InfoCommAsia has organized Beijing InfoComm China to great success since 2007, with the Beijing show held in April 2018 attracting a record 38,809 visitors.

David Labuskes, the Chief Executive Officer of AVIXA, said at the Opening Ceremony, “In April this year, we hosted our most successful Beijing InfoComm China show ever. If that success has taught us anything, it is that the pro-AV market in China is so significant — so dynamic — that it needs a second trade fair. One that is strategically located and professionally executed where the opportunity is the greatest. An event created to fuel the amazing momentum of technological innovation in this part of the world. Chengdu is the right place; Chengdu InfoComm China is the right event, right now.”

Guests officiating at the Opening Ceremony included Liu Ying, Deputy Director-General of Sichuan Bureau of Expo Affairs and Ma Ze Lin, Deputy Director-General of Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Exposition.

As a direct beneficiary of China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative, Chengdu and the rest of the Western China region has been earmarked for development. Based on economic indicators from a survey conducted by the international well-known economic think-tank Milken Institute in 2017, cities in Western China are already outperforming the traditional heavyweights like Beijing and Shanghai.

Said Richard Tan, the Executive Director of event organizer InfoCommAsia, “After months of preparation and anticipation, we are heartened that the show has come to fruition. As a bridge between the best in cutting-edge Pro-AV and Integrated Experience solutions, and a dynamic emerging market which is a force to be reckoned with, we are certain that the next two days will be very exciting ones on the Chengdu InfoComm China show floor.”

AN OUTSTANDING SHOWCASE

The inaugural Chengdu InfoComm China runs at Hall 5 and Hall 6 while Summit at Hall 9. The exhibition which spreads over 30,000 square meters features top-of-the-line technologies from over 150 local and overseas exhibitors, all of whom are eager for a slice of the Western China economic pie. Big-name exhibitors at Chengdu InfoComm China include Intel, Yamaha, Harman, Epson, AOTO, Extron, WolfVision, Dataton AB, DigiBird, Hitevision, Digital China, GuoHua, BXB, IFLYTEK and DeskMedia.

Exhibition highlights include Command and Control systems for traffic management, security surveillance, defence and healthcare services, digital signage for advertising, retail and information communications, 3D projections for education, entertainment, museums and exhibitions, collaborative communications technology, conference systems for corporate and hospitality, and theatre systems for smart homes. Of these products and solutions, many are new to Western China.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

The Summit portion of Chengdu InfoComm China 2018 comprises a series of free summits and seminars are highly popular amongst visitors. These are conducted by industry experts who will provide macro overviews as well as in-depth insights into the latest innovations which are transforming specific industries.

Summit subjects focus on cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, digital intelligence and smart city developments. InfoCommAsia is also partnering major corporations, industry associations and leading industry media including Intel, Guangdong New Intelligent City Construction Service Center, Digital Solutions Multimedia Asia, China Hotel Association Wisdom and China InfoWorld to deliver content which would be meaningful to participants.

6 September (Thursday)
CHENGDU ROOM
09:30-12:00 IOT Innovation Forum (co-organized with China InfoWorld)
14:00-16:30 InfoCommAsia Seminar

YIBIN ROOM
09:40-11:40 Industry Forum - Smart City & Smart Transportation (co-organized with Guangdong New Intelligent City Construction Service Center)
14:00-16:30 InfoCommAsia Seminar

NEIJIANG ROOM
09:30-16:30 InfoCommAsia Seminar

7 September (Friday)
NEIJIANG ROOM
09:30-11:00 InfoCommAsia Seminar

As the show is slated to run until 7th September 2018, those who are interested in grabbing the opportunity to check out the technology on display or dropping in on a free Summit session are welcome to do so. For detailed information about the show and Summit agenda, please visit the official website or official WeChat.

All show visitors can:
 Redeem a limited-edition temporary parking signage.
 Participate in the Lucky Draw and stand a chance to win a 3-day-2-night travel package with round-trip air tickets and hotel accommodation to visit the inaugural InfoComm Southeast Asia (15th -17th May, 2019) in Thailand.

SHOW VENUE
Western China International Expo City
88 Fuzhou Road East, Tianfu New District, Chengdu, Sichuan Province

TRAVEL INFORMATION

•Line 1, Western China Int'l Expo City Station (Exit C); or Guangzhou Road Station (Exit F) .
•Car park facilities are available on Guangzhou Road East
•Please inform taxi driver to let you alight at Western China Int'l Expo City (Shu Zhou Road)

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About the Show Organizer - InfoCommAsia
InfoCommAsia is the region’s preeminent organizer of tradeshows for the Professional Audiovisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience solutions industries. Through industry-leading shows in China, India and Southeast Asia, InfoCommAsia connects global and regional Pro-AV and Integrated Experience purveyors as well as end-users across industries with the most important markets of Asia Pacific.

MEDIA CONTACTS
Baobab Tree Event – Event Manager
Overseas
Flora Lau
T: + 852 3520 3638
E: flora.lau@baobab-tree-event.com

China
Candy He
T: + 86 20 8765 8975
E: candy.he@baobab-tree-event.com

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