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

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

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

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

Comments about the fair:

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

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

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

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

For more information, please visit or contact:
Cecilia Nyberg, Project Area Manager, +46 8 749 43 86,
Lotta Signeul, PR Manager, +46 8 749 43 36,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

StocExpo Europe 2019
26 - 28 March 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please visit for more details and to book your place.

About FTTH Council Asia-Pacific

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

About CRU

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

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

For further information and interviews, please contact: Kay Beloe, CRU Events, Office: +44 (0)20 7903 2091, Email:

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Motivational speaker Steven Van Belleghem and Matthew Hudson from Shell Confirmed to speak at StocExpo Europe 2019
Feb 05, 2019

Steven Van Belleghem, the world-renowned motivational speaker, will be delivering the keynote talk at StocExpo Europe 2019.

At the event which takes place on 26-28 March 2019 at Ahoy in Rotterdam, Van Belleghem will discuss how the bulk liquid storage industry can work to win business in a world increasingly driven by artificial intelligence. Customers today hold new expectations of what benefits companies should deliver. These include the provision of hyper-personalised offerings and seamless interfaces. Van Belleghem will identify and expand upon the three areas of investment decision-makers must focus on if they are to lead AI first-companies; data leverage, effortless user interfaces and intelligence augmented.

He will also reflect on the new competitive battlefield ushered in by the rise of AI. Non-tech companies in attendance will be taught how to deal with this. Van Belleghem will stress the importance of leveraging human strengths, as he argues that human empathy, passion and creativity, will become even more valuable for companies the more digital the world becomes.

Matthew Hudson, Terminal Manager at Shell, is also speaking at StocExpo Europe 2019. His session will discuss the practical implications of implementing new oil terminal technologies. By working to modernise Shell’s terminals, Hudson hopes to deliver value both financially and in terms of safety, as tank offline time and human exposure are reduced.

Shell has invested in ROV technology in the form of robotic tank-cleaning. Hudson will talk about how he wants to take this technology further by developing submersible robots. These will be designed to enter through the roof of an oil tank into the product, removing the need to drain down the tank and break containment.

Hudson will also discuss the value he places on building professional networks in order to share knowledge. To put this into context, Shell recently called in a brain cancer surgeon who spoke about the marker dyes he uses as part of his work. These attach to certain brain cells and fluoresce under the right light. This thinking helped Hudson’s team to work towards developing marker dyes that attach to hydrocarbons in a facility; a process that functions as a leak detection service.

Hudson works continuously to develop and modernise Shell’s terminals. His talk will touch upon the very latest developments the company is trialling. Right now, for instance, the team is developing instruments to do product quality samples inline in order to provide more accurate readings and to avoid the need to break containment by pulling a physical sample out of the line.

Mark Rimmer, Divisional Director, comments: “To have people of Steven and Matthew’s calibre taking to the stage is fantastic. Steven is a global phenomenon and his talk will provide companies in attendance with genuine insights into how they can make the most out of the latest technologies to win the hearts and business of customers. And Matthew, a leading innovator in his sphere, will no doubt inspire companies to think big and think differently’.

The full details of the conference programme can be found online on the StocExpo Europe website:

In addition, attendees of the StocExpo Europe 2019 conference will also have plenty of opportunities to visit the exhibition where over 200 suppliers from across the globe will be showing their latest innovations under one roof.

StocExpo Europe takes place on 26-28 March 2019 at Ahoy in Rotterdam. For more information on visiting the exhibition, booking as a delegate for the conference or exhibiting, please call +44 (0)20 3196 4300 or visit .

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Forthcoming Tank Storage Events

StocExpo Europe 2019 is the world’s leading international event for the tank terminal industry. The event will be celebrating 15 years of success when it returns to the Ahoy in Rotterdam on 26-28 March 2019. The 3-day exhibition and conference is renowned for attracting the largest global representation of industry professionals due to its strategic positioning within the ARA region.

StocExpo Europe 2019
26 - 28 March 2019

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

About Easyfairs

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

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

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

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

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Manufacturing World Japan 2019 is Coming Back
Feb 05, 2019

World's leading manufacturing show with 1,530 exhibitors & 80,000 visitors expected

TOKYO, Jan. 28, 2019 - Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd., the largest trade show organiser in Japan announced that Manufacturing World Japan 2019 is coming back at Tokyo Big Sight from February 6 - 8, 2019.

Feature 1: Covering the Whole Manufacturing Industry!

Manufacturing World Japan 2019 is the world's leading trade show for the whole manufacturing industry. This year 80,000 professional visitors and 1,530 exhibitors are expected across 7 shows including 4 NEW ones. Here you can see all kinds of materials/components & technologies for manufacturing, subcontracting services & motion/motor technologies, "AI/IoT" & 3D/VR technologies/solutions for manufacturing industry, 3D printing technologies & additive manufacturing, etc. For more details:

Feature 2: Best platform to experience the world's latest and cutting-edge technologies!

The requirements for quality from Japanese manufacturers are well known as extremely high, all exhibitors will exhibit their latest products/technologies/solutions with all their efforts. If you would like to see the finest skills of metal processing/micro fabrication, or have a trouble with your production which you have been struggling for a long time to fix, you should not miss this show.

Feature 3: World's Major Companies Gather under One Roof!

Many major companies from all around the world are exhibiting in Manufacturing World Japan 2019. They are unveiling the world's latest technologies/products which are "Must-See" for all professionals working in manufacturing industry. Don't miss this opportunity to catch up with the world's latest solutions for manufacturing!

Feature 4: Conference by Top Leaders!

Keynotes & Special Sessions will be held concurrently during the show. Top industry leaders from global leading companies such as MAZDA MOTOR, OLYMPUS, HONDA, BOSCH, NIKON, FUJI XEROX, KONICA MINOLTA, SUBARU MOTOR, PANASONIC, FUJITSU, IBM JAPAN etc. will reveal their latest topics for manufacturing innovation, IoT technology, smart factory, IT strategy for manufacturing industry, etc.

Manufacturing World Japan 2019 is inarguably a must-attend show for every person working in manufacturing industry!

For visitor ticket or more information about Manufacturing World Japan 2019, please visit official website:


Organiser: Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
Manufacturing World Show Management
Yifan WANG (Ms.)
TEL: +81-3-3349-8506

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Beijing InfoComm China 2019 Rescheduled to 17 – 19 July
Feb 01, 2019

Beijing, 1 February 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- InfoCommAsia, the organizer of Beijing InfoComm China, today announced that the 2019 Show, to be held at the China National Convention Center (CNCC), has been rescheduled to take place from 17 – 19 July 2019, with opening hours as follows:

17 July 2019 (Wednesday) 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
18 July 2019 (Thursday) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
19 July 2019 (Friday) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Citing force majeure, venue provider CNCC is unable to host the annual Show at its premises in the usual mid-April period. The key aspect of the event remains – Come July, Beijing InfoComm China 2019 will be a sold-out show of new and innovative Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience technologies.

In spite of this unforeseen development, InfoCommAsia has the confidence and expertise to address and overcome the logistical challenges. “We will be rolling out an extensive marketing and promotional campaign to reach out to pre-registered visitors as well as the broader audience across industries to drive top-of-mind awareness and strengthen interest in the Show. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our exhibitors for their trust and support upon receiving news on the change of dates. Their loyalty is an encouragement to the team as we work on producing yet another successful Show this July and in the years to come.”

“This is an unprecedented challenge that we are facing since staging the first InfoComm China more than 10 years ago,” said Richard Tan, Executive Director of InfoCommAsia. “We are deeply sorry about this disruption, and are working closely with our exhibitors and partners to ease any issues they encounter. We are heartened by their understanding and support during this transition. Together with our partners and stakeholders, we will rise above the challenge to deliver another superb show, featuring the best Pro-AV and Integrated Experience technologies for forward-thinking AV and IT professionals as well as business end-users in various vertical markets.”

Visitors who wish to attend Beijing InfoComm China 2019 this July can pre-register their interest online. Visitors who have previously signed up need not re-register. Pre-register or find out more about the Show at or



InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd is the region’s preeminent organizer of tradeshows for the Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience industries. Through industry-leading shows in China, India and Thailand, 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. Additional information is available at,, and


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Commercial and passenger vehicles spotlight at the Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 fringe programme
Feb 01, 2019

With the 2019 edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City fast approaching, momentum towards the highly anticipated fringe programme’s new and exciting events continues to build. The programme provides essential opportunities for both visitors and exhibitors to enhance their industry knowledge and technical skills, grow business networks and explore the most up-to-date market trends.

As Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City enters into its third edition, visitors will not only be able to explore the latest products and services across the fairground, but will also have the opportunity to attend the show’s popular fringe programme. As a result of overwhelmingly positive feedback from last year’s events, the programme will delve even deeper into the industry’s latest developments through a number of conferences, workshops, matchmaking events and more.

For instance, the highly-awaited Fleet Management Conference will shine a light on the rising trends in the commercial vehicle sector throughout the region, and pinpoint some of the challenges and prospects that businesses are currently facing. Industry leaders from Liqui Moly and the Vietnam Automobile Transportation Association (VATA) will discuss solutions for improving cost efficiency and safety, as well as fleet maintenance for tyres, lubricants and fluids. Fleet and procurement managers, suppliers, vehicle manufacturers and public transport, leasing and rental companies are all encouraged to join this talk.

The fair will also be hosting a Collision Repair Training and Maintenance Workshop to help attendees enhance their technical capabilities. Experts from I-CAR and the Vietnam Automotive Technicians Network (OTO-HUI) will build upon last year’s programme and hold a set of advanced training sessions to help attendees further refine their skills. This unique session is set to explore trends in the commercial and passenger vehicle sectors, and will offer updates from the collision repair market as well as the use of measuring, ADAS, on board diagnostic and autotronics for auto repair services. Those who attend will also receive a certificate of attendance.

Elsewhere at the fairground, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City will be holding its first ever Drift Show for cars and motorcycles in 2019. Not only will visitors get to enjoy a fun and entertaining event, but they will also witness the most forward-thinking trends in customisation. Sponsored by Hasaki Lubricants, Karuna Canopies and Liqui Moly, the event is set to take place on 1 March in the afternoon, as well as during the whole day on 2 March.

Forge new business connections through the show’s extended networking events

This year, the fair will introduce the One-to-One Matchmaking Programme to help exhibitors maximise their exhibiting results. Organisers will match pre-registered exhibiting companies and professional buyers according to their specific requirements. This means only the right type of exhibitor will be paired with the right kind of buyer, to help nurture a more meaningful business exchange. To create an even more seamless experience, a dedicated team from the organising committee will help to facilitate the appointment. Organisers have already received enquiries from over 55 buyers and exhibitors from countries including Iran, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.

Mr Hyoil Kim, CEO of the Korean-based company Sangsin Brake, said: “We are participating at Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City for the sole purpose of connecting with local buyers. My company has watched Vietnam’s automotive industry continue to develop over recent years, and so we believe it is the right time to explore the potential opportunities in the market. The matchmaking programme provides a direct line of communication with businesses that match our objectives. ”

Meanwhile, a local buyer representing Tung Viet has also signed up for the matchmaking service. Mr Ngo Tung Huy, Director said, “I applied for the matchmaking event as it is the most efficient way to have productive conversations with other businesses who supply the tyres and lubricants that I need. Exhibitors at the show have a strong representation in the automotive aftermarket. The application process has been very straightforward, and I am excited to see what the exhibitors have to offer.”

Away from the exhibition area, organisers are also launching The After Show Party. Hosted by the famous local DJ, Trang Moon, the event offers a fun networking event with a variety of entertainment. Held at the fairground, the exclusive party aims to provide a more relaxed setting for exhibitors, premium buyers and car enthusiasts to have even more connecting opportunities. It will take place directly after the Drift Show on 1 March from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Other events that are also running concurrently and aim to examine many of the themes and upcoming trends across the show floor include:

* Automechanika Academy
* Vietnam’s Automotive Market – strategies for market entry and office setup
* Hands-on Tips for Car Repair and Maintenance

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 will take place from 28 February – 2 March, gathering approximately 380 local and international exhibitors at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre.

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FARO® Releases SCENE 2019 for Advanced 3D Reality Capture
Jan 30, 2019

Lake Mary, FL, January 28th, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- FARO® (NASDAQ:FARO), the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for public safety forensics and construction BIM, announces the release of SCENE 2019, an advanced, integrated software platform that optimizes the FARO Focus Laser Scanner product family. SCENE 2019 is specifically designed to evolve the 3D reality capture, analysis and documentation experience across the public safety forensics segment for crash, crime, fire and security planning and Traceable Construction™ for Architecture, Engineering and Construction markets.

Process Scans Up to 50% Faster

A breakthrough FARO innovation in SCENE 2019 allows the laser scanner CPU (Central Processing Unit) to be leveraged at nearly 100% of capacity and reduces scan processing time by up to 50%. Additonally, this efficiency scales up accordingly as additional CPU cores are added.

Significantly Reduce Clean up

Another FARO innovation, Moving Objects Filter, enables automated ghosting or easy removal of undesirable objects moving through a scene e.g. people or vehicles. This significantly reduces data cleanup time and effort for unwanted items.

Easily Merge Scans from Different Locations

Advanced new functionality now enables a section of a point cloud to be exported from SCENE into FARO Zone 3D software, or other 3rd party software packages, where they can be displayed in color and manipulated as a 3D model. It is now much easier to merge scans for FARO Zone 3D from different locations. For example, in a crash reconstruction, a user can first scan the roadway where a crash occurred, scan the vehicles at the impound lot and then integrate the meshed point clouds in FARO Zone 3D.

"We can create some of the fastest 3D reality capture equipment in the world, but it has limited value if the data captured is cumbersome and slow to process," stated Andreas Gerster, Vice President Construction BIM. “FARO continues to uniquely innovate in this area in SCENE 2019 with the introduction of artificial intelligence to filter out moving objects, expansion of the software's flexibility and quantifiable, advanced workflow improvements.”


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Veolia Water Technologies launches AQUAVISTA™ Plant, a complete digital plant solution that embeds optimization as a service
Jan 30, 2019

Kuala Lumpur, January 30, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Veolia Water Technologies launches AQUAVISTA™ Plant, a holistic digital solution composed of a suite of intelligent software solutions for real-time optimization of process performance. It provides a state-of-the-art auto-pilot to optimize the whole wastewater system, including sewer network and treatment plant. AQUAVISTA™ Plant focuses on real-time automated optimization of the consumption of energy and chemicals, biological and hydraulic capacity enhancement, stable operation and compliance of wastewater treatment plants and sewer networks. It is suitable for small and large municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants.

With AQUAVISTA™ Plant, Veolia Water Technologies reinforces its position as the leading supplier of flexible, scalable and agile real-time features for all types of water treatment, achieved through:

• development of intelligent, adaptive and self-learning features which lead to an increase in safety and reliability while helping to mitigate water challenges;
• design of features that provide valuable information and set-points from a minimum of on-line instrumentation;
• supply of intuitive user interfaces and fast implementation of solutions providing high customer satisfaction.

Real-time performance optimization and agile features are at the core of AQUAVISTA™ Plant

More than 50 features are available today, from activated sludge, Biofilter, MBBR, UASB and physical / chemical processes to anaerobic digesters, anammox processes and sewer networks, making it the most comprehensive digital offer for the water industry. Depending on the number of installed features, AQUAVISTA™ Plant analyses several sensor measurements in real time and, based on a holistic analysis across all the data collected, it will make optimized set-points available in real time, 24/7 for all parts of the wastewater treatment plant and/or the sewer network. With combined optimization, the wastewater treatment plant and the sewer network can perform as one integrated treatment system, for the maximum benefit of the environment and the treatment costs.

Aude Giard, Chief Digital Officer at Veolia Water Technologies, explained: “When a client subscribes to the AQUAVISTA™ Plant service, he is invited to preselect a number of features: real-time optimization, overview, forecast features as well as a number of dedicated characteristics, which all operate in real time. The operator will still be in control of the operation since he is the one who defines the strategy according to what AQUAVISTA™ Plant has to optimize: best possible effluent, lowest cost, highest level of security for compliance, etc.". She concluded: “The benefits for our clients are numerous, from OPEX savings to increase of the biological and hydraulic capacity of the treatment plant, which will save CAPEX for extensions and upgrades, to stable operation and compliance”.

Improved operation and quality, reduced operating costs

AQUAVISTA™ Plant is currently implemented across several countries with hundreds of wastewater treatment plants already connected and benefiting from 20 to 50% in overall OPEX savings, up to 40% more biological and up to 100% more hydraulic capacity, improved effluent quality at the wastewater treatment plant as well as a reduction of combined sewer overflows (CSOs).

BlueKolding, a Danish utility company covering the city of Kolding and its suburbs, installed AQUAVISTA™ Plant at all four wastewater treatment plants and the sewer network. AQUAVISTA™ Plant has ensured BlueKolding 40% savings in operating costs, 25% improved effluent quality, 80% increased hydraulic capacity that leads to more than 67% reductions in CSOs with a 22% reduction in capital investment for retention basins.

“As a manager of a utility, AQUAVISTA™ Plant lets me know what we get for our money and how we are performing. AQUAVISTA™ Plant helps us to lower the costs of our operations and helps us to have a better carbon footprint as well. The fact that it is a cloud-based solution means that our data security is on a very high level and that’s very important to us”, explains Per Holm, CEO of BlueKolding.

AQUAVISTA™ Plant is designed with the maximum security

Data security is ensured according to the AQUAVISTA™ Digital Platform security practices, covering various levels of data management. Cloud security is ensured by secure communication through encryption and certificates, role-based user access, and strictly one-way communication from the plant to the cloud. Cybersecurity compliance is guaranteed by standard protocols and industry-proven security architecture practices.

AQUAVISTA™ Plant is part of AQUAVISTA™ Digital Services, a wide and flexible range of digital solutions that addresses the challenges faced by industries and municipalities, providing them added-value services.

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3rd Trade Fair for Deburring Technologies and Precision Surface Finishing
Jan 27, 2019

Perfect Surfaces – Burr-Free, Clean and Precise

Neuffen, 24 January 2019: Whether they’re required for downstream manufacturing steps or for error-free functioning, surface characteristics are decisive with regard to part and product quality. Processes such as deburring and precision surface finishing are becoming more and more significant as a result – regardless of whether the parts are produced by means of erosion, forming, primary forming or additive manufacturing. DeburringEXPO, the world’s only trade fair which deals exclusively with the removal of burrs and the production of precision surface finishes, will be held at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre from the 8th through the 10th of October, 2019. Beyond this, the supplementary program including theme parks covering the issues of the “Sheet Metal Deburring Process Sequence”, “AM Parts Finishing” and “Cleaning After Deburring”, as well as the bilingual expert forum, will offer specialised knowledge and know-how that’s unavailable anywhere else in such a compact form.

Surface and edge zone characteristics are decisive with regard to further processing and the functionality of the respective components. Amongst others, these characteristics include coatability and bondability, friction, resistance to wear, sealing performance, noise, smoothness, roughness, improved performance, appearance and risk of injury. “Available manufacturing processes don’t make it possible to produce the required workpiece surfaces entirely without burrs. This makes intermediate and downstream processing operations such as deburring, rounding and precision surface finishing more and more important as a requirement for parts manufacturers which decisively influences value creation and product quality,” explains Hartmut Herdin, managing director of fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG, promoters of DeburringEXPO. At the same time, manufacturing companies are faced with new challenges resulting from ever stricter specifications and heightened requirements for process reliability and economic efficiency.

As a unique information, communication and procurement platform for deburring, rounding and precision surface finishing, DeburringEXPO will provide a complete overview of current and new solutions and development trends from the 8th through the 10th of October, 2019.

Cross-Industry, Cross-Technology Portfolio
“As of mid-January 2019, more than 100 exhibitors from ten countries had already made firm bookings for their booth locations. The solutions offered by the exhibiting companies are designed to efficiently and reproducibly fulfil current and future requirements for deburring, rounding and precision surface finishing in a great variety of industry sectors,” reports Hartmut Herdin. The exhibitor presentations will be supplemented by DeburringEXPO’s multifaceted supplementary program which is continuously updated to the ever-changing market.

Theme Park: Sheet Metal Deburring Process Sequence
The “Sheet Metal Deburring Process Sequence” theme park, initiated together with market leaders and experts from the industry sector, will present the deburring step of the manufacturing process live in action, as well as up and downstream processes such as straightening, measuring and coating of sheet metal parts. Visitors will be able to feed a reference part (made available to them for this purpose) to the individual processing steps such as deburring, rounding and edging. Beyond this, information will also be provided on issues such as the relationship between edge rounding and corrosion protection, methods for measuring radii on rounded sheet metal components, development trends where tools for sheet metal deburring are concerned, automated surface finishing and much more.

Theme Park: AM Parts Finishing
Industry is focusing more and more attention on additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing offers creative opportunities in parts production with regard to shaping, flexibility and individuality. In particular additively manufactured metal components have in many cases already achieved levels equivalent to those of industrial manufacturing, and are now able to compete with conventional processes. Requirements for the surface quality of 3D printed parts are increasing as a result. Required post-processing steps such as cleaning, deburring and coating are thus a significant cost factor and are crucially decisive for industrial use of additively manufactured parts.

DeburringEXPO’s exhibitors will present solutions for perfect surfaces in accordance with the specified requirements at, amongst other platforms, the “AM Parts Finishing” theme park.

Theme Park: Cleaning After Deburring
Oil, grease, emulsions, chips, grinding dust or lapping paste from the production processes still adhere to the component, even if it’s been ideally deburred, rounded or polished. Cleaning is thus absolutely indispensable because component cleanliness has a decisive influence on the intended function, as well as on the quality of downstream processes such as bonding, welding, coating and assembly.

Experts will present solutions and the necessary knowledge at the “Cleaning After Deburring” theme park in order to layout and optimise cleaning processes economically and in accordance with actual requirements.

Bilingual Expert Forum
As an integral part of DeburringEXPO, the 3-day expert forum has established itself as a highly popular source of knowledge thanks to its character as a an advanced training event. The simultaneously interpreted presentations (German <> English) provide visitors with comprehensive knowledge from the fields of deburring and rounding, as well as precision surface finishing, and concerning the special content of the theme parks. Practical examples and benchmark solutions make it possible to gather ideas and inspiration for optimising one’s own processes.

Further information, the entire exhibition programme and a preliminary exhibitor list are available at

Image source: fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG

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