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Banyan Tree Holdings Prepares for Disruption to Steer New Directions

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 December 2019 - Known as an innovative disruptor with responsible entrepreneurship at its heart, Banyan Tree Holdings strengthens its founding competitive edge in people to future proof its mission of sustainable value creation for all stakeholders.  L-R: Banyan Tree Group's big family celebrating its 25th Anniversary; Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings Mr Ho Kwon Ping receiving the HICAP Lifetime Achievement Award from The BHN Group President Mr Jeff Higley; Annual Talent Development Programme. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, Banyan Tree Holdings continues to stand tall as one of the few steadfastly independent hospitality companies in a rapidly consolidating industry. "Set against an increasingly competitive and uncertain landscape, we are now in the middle of the river of change. We have left the home bank but not reached the safety of the farshore. And we need to be aware that we are in this zone. Being an independent company is to our advantage for timely business decisions and expansions. We have the conviction and the game plan of using our Group's size to play to our strengths - being nimble and responsive to change. With an emphasis on integration, process redesign and strengthening of our digital infrastructure, we are confident of stronger brand delivery and performance as we step into the next 25 years and beyond," said Mr Ho Kwon Ping, Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings.   Catalysing the next phase of growth, the Group is staking its edge on its agile organisational structure and lateral capabilities of an integrated hospitality ecosystem. It has evolved from a boutique chain to a multi-branded global hospitality leader in its own right, with a footprint set to double in the next five years and consistent brand recognition with over 140 awards in 2019 and 2535 awards won since inception. This year, the list included more

Sirex connects startups and investors with IEO Plus

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 December 2019 - A newly established Sirex exchange attracts public attention. Cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology is given innovative value by the people. There are many crypto exchanges in the market and the numbers of the exchanges keep growing. Under these circumstances, investors have had questions about the meaning of a newly established crypto exchange. Sirex offers opportunities to invest in startups and trade token freely, breaking down the barriers between investors and startups.   Many startups have difficulties in raising funds because of cost, regional barriers, and lack of IR (Investor Relations) specialty. But in Sirex's startup specialized IEO (Initial Exchange Offering) Plus, a startup company can get a lot more opportunities to meet potential investors and raise fund. You can meet more investors in Sirex than in 1,000 IR meetings. The only thing a startup needs is a clear vision and a business plan.   Every Investor hopes and dreams about hitting the jackpot 100 times through investing in future unicorn companies. But if the budget is limited, it has been almost impossible. Because Investment opportunity in the early stage startup were only given to professional and institutional investors.   In Sirex, however, it is possible to invest in early stage startups even with small amount of money. In addition, there is a much faster exit option through Sirex listed token market. Firstly, it is Sirex IEO Plus, startup specialized IEO. The general IEO systems give the purchase opportunity to the people who come first. In those systems, some buyers will take the most part of profit only because they got first position on the list. On the other hand, Sirex IEO Plus maximizes the total sum of every participant's benefit through Dynamic Pricing Sequence of One-priced Periods.   Through this mechani more

QURAS project team and Bona Trust Corporation successfully joint developed beta version of fully anonymized file sharing software with multiple approvers for Information Security Management

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - December 16, 2019 - QURAS Project Team (Information Security Management Service Provider, Hong Kong S.A.R) and Bona Trust Corporation (Trust and Corporate Service Provider, Federal Territory of Labuan, Malaysia) jointly developed beta version of fully anonymized file sharing software for Information Security Management. This effort was the first in the world to produce a product that implement a fully anonymized smart contract. Both project teams are preparing for an update for the QURAS platform test net scheduled for January 2020. (Quras Wallet | File Encryption and Delivery) The cyber security crisis awareness and challenges for companies in the industrial field, financial sector and the governments, have rapidly increased, and caused an urgency for all organizations, to review their countermeasure policies in order to secure their organizations' network security. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) 's facing cyber security challenges are not able to afford the budget to hire specialists or spend a significant amount of cost on these initiatives when compared to large corporations and governments. As a solution to the above, the technical teams of QURAS and Bona Trust Corporation have jointly developed a fully anonymized file sharing software by setting multiple authorized persons on a completely anonymized smart contract. With fully anonymized file sharing software, SMEs can achieve extremely sensitive information management just with a small budget. In addition, QURAS Gas (XQG) consumed as a budget is distributed to the wallet of all holders according to the number of possessions by staking every 18 seconds by holding QURAS coins (XQC). (Quras Wallet | Smart Contact with Assets) An overview of the specifications and features of this software is briefly described:- 1. Set up multiple approvers, pay QURAS gas (XQG), more

tvN's K-Drama CRASH LANDING ON YOU Starring Korean Megastar Son Ye-jin of MS Team, Under Spackman Media Group, An Associated Company of Spackman Entertainment Group, Ranked #1 At Its Weekend Debut in Korea

Headlined by iconic Korean actress Son Ye-jin of MS Team and leading actor Hyun-bin, CRASH LANDING ON YOU, recorded top viewership for its first weekend broadcast in KoreaProduced by Studio Dragon, directed by Lee Jung-hyo and written by Park Ji-eun, the tvN K-drama premiered globally on Netflix on 14 December 2019, the same day as its release in Korea  SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 December 2019 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("Spackman Entertainment Group" or the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), wishes to announce that tvN's K-drama, CRASH LANDING ON YOU, featuring Korea's preeminent actress Son Ye-jin of MS Team Entertainment Co., Ltd. ("MS Team"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group's associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited, and well-known actor Hyun-bin attained #1 in viewership for its first weekend broadcast in Korea.    The tvN drama first aired on 14 December in Korea, recording an average viewership rating of 6.1% on 14 December and 6.8% on 15 December,  and a high of 7.3% on 14 December and 7.8% on 15 December amongst Korean households on paid platforms such as integrated cable, IPTV and satellite. [1] According to Nielsen Korea, based on the 2049 viewership in Korea which measures the audience rating of the target group of 20 ~ 49 years old among the Korean household,  the drama posted an average of 4.0% on 14 December and 4.4% on 15 December, and a maximum of 4.7% on 14 December and 5.1% on 15 December in local broadcast viewership, ranking first across all channels for the same timeslot in Korea. [2]   CRASH LANDING ON YOU premiered globally on Netflix on the same day as its release in Korea.  In Asia, Latin America and English-speaking countries, each episode shall be available after its regular broadcast in Korea. In Japan and Europe, all episodes shall be released at once on 16 February 2020. more

Andaz Macau Announces Chikako Shimizu as General Manager, Andaz Macau

MACAU, SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 December 2019 - Andaz Macau is pleased to announce the appointment of accomplished hotelier Ms. Chikako Shimizu as General Manager to open in first half of 2021.  A Hyatt and Andaz veteran, Ms. Shimizu will bring a keen understanding of the unique experience offered by the luxury lifestyle hospitality brand of Andaz which perfectly complements the highly anticipated Galaxy International Conference Center.Chikako Shimizu, General Manager of Andaz Macau   Ms. Shimizu has garnered more than 25 years of extensive experience in hospitality leadership positions around the world. In her new role, she will serve as brand ambassador to bring the culture of this vibrant lifestyle hotel to life. She will also proactively promote the Andaz philosophy of providing each guest with an authentic local experience.   "I am very excited to introduce the Andaz brand to such a special city like Macau that has so much history and culture to share," Ms. Shimizu says. "Once opened, the hotel will bring to life the vibrancy of this fascinating city, by offering distinct experiences designed to stimulate the senses and deliver thoughtful, unscripted service for curious-minded guests in search of inspiring sights, sounds, tastes and immersive local experiences that is unique to Macau."   Most recently, Ms. Shimizu served as Director of Operations at Andaz Singapore where she was involved in the hotel's successful opening.   A vibrant luxury lifestyle hotel rooted in local art and culture, Andaz Macau immerses business and leisure guests in a stimulating environment inspired by the city's colorful heritage that is a blend of Chinese and Portuguese cultures. All of the hotel's 700 guestrooms and suites highlight key elements of the city through thoughtful décor and design.   In addition to the more

iTask Reveals Findings for List of Top Ten Quirky Freelance Jobs Only Found in Singapore During the Festive Season

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 December 2019 - Singapore based technology start-up iTask releases their findings with compilation of a list of top 10 freelance jobs only found in Singapore during the festive season.   iTask is an on-demand talents service marketplace mobile app platform creates the opportunity to improve the community's living quality.   The idyllic Christmas lights in Orchard Road and the familiar 'It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas' song being played in malls; a reminder that December is the season of joy and giving. To many living in Singapore, Christmas also signals the start of preparations for the next big season, Chinese New Year.   Here are the top ten unusual freelance jobs that arose from the hype of these two festive seasons:   #1 Spring Cleaning Helpers Everyone expects their homes to look smack and clean during the festive season, however, not many bears the desire or motivation to perform the task of spring cleaning. A simple solution would be to engage the services of freelance cleaning professionals to do the job with no worries about cleaning up the mess after wild Christmas-eve parties, or fears of homes being not presentable enough for relatives and friends. The professional cleaning aunties and uncles will handle the task easily and prices start from $55 for a three-hour general cleaning service.   #2 Gift and Hamper Wrappers Wish to wrap an impressive Christmas gift or a Chinese New Year hamper for business clients and associates but lack the proper gift-wrapping skills? Lack the time to buy gifts? An alternative would be to outsource these tasks to a freelancer and let them work their magic. Prices start from $8 per task.   #3 Courier Services Gifts and hampers wrapped but do not have the time to deliver these personally? Just engage the assistance of a personalised courier service provider. Do note more

Etiqa Insurance Launches Market-First Cancer Insurance with No Claim Discount

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 December 2019 - Etiqa Insurance has unveiled their latest offering of Cancer Insurance with No Claim Discount (NCD) -- a market-first feature among cancer protection plans in Singapore. This Cancer Insurance offers full coverage and payout for all stages of cancer to help customers and their families to meet financial needs as they occur. Additionally, the policyholder shall receive 6% savings on their annual premium upon policy renewal if no claims have been made in the previous policy term.   According to the Ministry of Health records, cancer is the leading cause of death in Singapore, accounting for nearly 30% of deaths every year. One in every four to five people in the nation may develop cancer in their lifetime but it is noteworthy that a third of all cancers[1] can be cured if they are detected and treated early, and new cancer treatments has enabled people with advanced cancers to live longer.   On the other hand, the 2017 Protection Gap Study released by the Life Insurance Association (LIA) revealed that Singaporeans may be insufficiently prepared to cope with the medical expenses should a critical illness like cancer occurs. Most conventional critical illness plans cover a wide range of diseases, including cancer, but they might not cover all stages of cancer.   "The risk of cancer increases with age. With an ageing population in Singapore, Etiqa recognises the increasing need for a comprehensive yet affordable cancer protection plan, which can reduce financial worry and allow one to fully focus on recovery if cancer is diagnosed. The NCD benefit in our Cancer Insurance is meant to encourage customers to consistently take charge of their protection needs," said Sue Chi Kong, Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd.   NCD benefit is commonly used in motor insurance and increasingly in health insurance, to reward policyhold more

Vingroup Launches 5 First Smart TV Models

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 15 December 2019 - On December 14, 2019, Vinsmart Research and Manufacture Joint Stock Company (Vingroup member) officially launches its five first smart TV models. By using the copyrighted Android TV operating system from Google, Vsmart TVs not only bring outstanding experiences in their price range, but also aim to become a device controlling smart electronic products in your home (SmartHome).     The five Vsmart TV models are produced at a modern factory complex in Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park. In the first generation, Vsmart TVs are divided into two main lines to flexibly meet the needs of consumers, including the high-end KE product line with an ultra-thin screen border and three-sided edge-to-edge metal design, while the KD product line retains the edge-to-edge style but is more balanced in terms of design and optimisation for visual and content experience. With a contemporary design style, Vsmart TVs will be sized from 43 to 55 inches and designed with 4K resolution quality, HDR10 support, Dolby audio and other features optimised for Vietnamese people. The highlight of Vsmart TVs is the use of the copyrighted Android operating system directly from Google, providing attractive features such as Google Music, Google Play Games and the possibility of installing more than 5,000 applications on the Google Play store. Simultaneously, Vsmart will integrate a YouTube button on the remote control, opening up a rich, diverse and highly customisable entertainment world and information for users. Besides, VinSmart also works with domestic partners such as FPT Play, VTV, THVL and FILM + to bring interesting content to users. Each Vsmart TV model will be equipped with smart virtual assistants like Google Assistant for users to command the TV in Vietnamese, supporting all northern, central and southern Vietnamese voices. In the future, with smarte more

VinAI Announces Scientific Research at the World’s No.1 Conference on Artificial Intelligence - NeurIPS 2019

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 13 December 2019 - VinAI Research (directly under Vingroup) has just announced the first two scientific research results at NeurIPS - the world's No. 1 conference on artificial intelligence in Canada. The event not only marks VinAI in the world technology community, but also shows the transformation of Vingroup into a leading technology corporation, gradually integrating with the global technology peak. Dr Bui Hai Hung,Director of VinAI Research, makes a speech at NeuIPS 2019 NeurIPS 2019 (Neural Information Processing Systems - The annual international conference on artificial neural network information processing systems) will take place on December 8-14, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. This is the largest AI summit in the year. This year's conference has a total of more than 1,400 articles accepted, out of a total of more than 6,700 articles submitted. Google, Google Brain and Google Deepmind have the highest number of articles accepted. MIT University has the highest second number of articles accepted, that is followed by Stanford University, Microsoft Research, and other entities. With 2 articles from VinAI, this is the first time Vietnam has articles published at an international conference like NeurIPS. Dr Yasin Abbasi Yadkori, the author of VinAI scientific reseaches which are presented at NeurIPS 2019 VinAI's research articles published at NeurIPS focuses on making optimal decisions in an online interactive environment. Decisions that made will interact with the environment and directly affect future system data. For example, when shopping online, the search engines can not only give suggestions according to customer habits, but also bring a new experience as desired. This feature is currently not available in the market. Besides, these research articles also have many applications for real-world sequential decision making, such as web advertising, making suggestions, making recommen more

The Museum of Art reopens in Hong Kong with installations by Goppion

Goppion engineered, manufactured and installed the conservation display cases for the Chinese Antiquities Gallery and Fine Art Gallery HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 13 December 2019 - Goppion, the Italian company renowned for protecting icons of world cultural heritage such as the Mona Lisa, the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, and many Leonardo da Vinci manuscripts and drawings, played a major role in the newly renovated Hong Kong Museum of Art.   In October 2018, Goppion was tasked with engineering, manufacturing and installing the permanent display cases for two galleries in the museum. One is the "Chinese Antiquities Gallery," called such because it hosts objects ranging from the Neolithic to the 20th century, including ceramics and other decorative art pieces, such as objects in glass, engraved bamboo, wood, and ivory and rhino horns, as well as costumes, fabrics, and furniture.   Goppion was asked to display and conserve this priceless collection of Chinese heritage. To meet the museum's requests and restrictions, the company designed 45 standalone display cases (2500mmx800x2100h).   Other characterizing elements engineered by Goppion include the presence of cutting-edge lighting systems that can be controlled via Bluetooth by smartphone and tablet, as well as an active system for stabilising the relative humidity and an air filtration and recycling system.   The other gallery is the "Fine Art Gallery," which houses a collection of over 5,000 objects, including paintings, calligraphy works, and pieces coming from a variety of schools and eras in the history of Chinese painting. Goppion designed 24 wall display cases, totalling 180 metres wide and 3.4 metres high.   The display cases were assembled on site and required an extensive amount of materials, including 75 large sheets of glass that must be attached to the floor, as they were unable to be f more

Michael Page: Skilled employment in technology roles to push Thailand 4.0 agenda and economy forward in 2020

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach - 12 December 2019 - Thailand is poised to enter the new decade steered by strong business fundamentals and the government's business-friendly agenda -- the Thailand 4.0 drive. This initiative is anticipated to move Thailand up the economic value chain and usher in further investments across a variety of industries including Artificial Intelligence, agritech, infrastructure, manufacturing and automation.Details from the Michael Page Thailand Employment Outlook 2020 highlights more efforts to improve economic growth by migrating from an industry-driven economy to a technology-centric one. This race for change will bring on continuous adaptation of emerging technologies in the country.Kristoffer Paludan, Regional Director of Michael Page Thailand comments, "Thailand's business leaders have acknowledged the importance of embracing emerging technologies to maximise opportunities in the new digital transformation economy. Local companies have also started to adopt more digitally-focused solutions. Technology will lead the value add across businesses and encompass all areas of growth to drive the economy forward."Other findings from the Michael Page Thailand Employment Outlook 2020 reveal that in order to fulfill Thailand's ambition of disruptive innovation, the skills required will be in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity and IT infrastructure. The application of these technology skills will be seen in a majority of industries including transport, distribution, FMCG, business serves and real estate.With continued progress in e-commerce, an increasing number of professionals tasked with implementing new software technologies across mobile and skilled in mobile development will be in demand. Qualified candidates can expect a 25 -- 30% average salary increase when switching jobs within similar industries."Businesses outside of technology are also impl more

U.S. Chilled Pork Arrives in Hong Kong to Fill Supply-Demand Gap amid Rising Fresh Pork Prices

Provides Affordable, Quality Option to Local Consumers HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 12 December 2019 - The U.S. Meat Export Federation ("USMEF") is pleased to announce the bulk shipment of U.S. chilled pork to Hong Kong for local consumers. The import initiative has been taken to fill the supply-demand gap for pork amid rising fresh pork prices and to offer an alternative to consumers at an affordable price. U.S. Consul General Mr. Hanscom Smith was present at the press conference as the guest of honor.   With the establishment of a continuous supply chain, U.S. chilled pork is available in the Hong Kong market from December 2019   Mr. Joel Haggard, Senior Vice President of USMEF Asia Pacific, said, "We are delighted to bring U.S. chilled pork to Hong Kong amid rising interest and demand for our products. U.S. pork is produced to the highest quality and safety standards. The hogs' diet of homegrown corn and soy gives U.S. pork a unique sweet flavor and tenderness that consumers love. The chilled pork we are bringing here will be a fine choice for Chinese cuisine with its excellent quality and affordability, and makes an excellent alternative to fresh pork for home cooking and restaurant catering."   Live pig auction prices in Hong Kong have increased 2.63 times in 2019, from the monthly average of HK$1,188 per 100 catties in January to HK$3,132 per 100 catties in November, according to data from Hong Kong's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department. The price surge is attributable to the significant drop by approximately 56.9% in the number of live pigs imported from Mainland China, from an average of around 4,083 per day in January to around 1,757 per day in November."As the world's largest pork exporter at a value of US$6 billion (HK$46.8 billion) in 2018, the U.S. is also the largest chilled pork supplier to Asian markets, including Japan and Korea," added Mr. Haggard. "Over half of the U.S more

NEFIN Supports LF Logistics to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 12 December 2019 -  Leading bespoke solar developer and asset management company NEFIN Solar Asset Limited ("NEFIN"), a member of the NEFIN Group, forms a 15-year strategic partnership with LF Logistics, a leading logistics services provider offering both in-country logistics services across Asia and freight management services globally, and a member company of Li & Fung. This pioneer partnership involves participation in the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme spearheaded by China Light and Power Co Ltd. (CLP), with the mission to take lead in promoting the development of renewable energy and reducing carbon footprint in Hong Kong where sustainability is becoming a more and more important agenda.   LF Logistics has been proactively seeking opportunities to efficiently curb its energy and carbon emissions as part of its holistic sustainability strategy. Its collaboration with NEFIN marks a key solar project in Hong Kong by installing 336 pieces of cutting-edge shingled modules together with leading monitoring and control systems on the rooftop of Li Fung Centre, LF Logistics Corporate Headquarters. As a Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) incubated company, NEFIN has over a decade of industry-leading expertise in solar development. They are currently developing artificial intelligence solutions to monitor and manage renewable energy assets more efficiently and effectively.   "The system in LF Logistics has a very high fire safety standard. They can be shut down locally or remotely when fault is detected. The daily generation data are sent to the cloud in our monitoring center to perform data analytics. This allows NEFIN to conduct predictive maintenance. Our system is smart enough to inform us of potential issues in advance. Maintenance tasks are then scheduled in a way that are most productive and efficient for our staff at sites. This is a NEFIN 2.0 more

Paradoxically more outbound in summer despite social unrest

Hong Kong's only travel fair, ITE, well covers southern China too TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 12 December 2019 - Amid social unrest, Hong Kong outbound by number of departures kept growing in summer albeit by a small percentage but inbound into Hong Kong dropped significantly!   In fact, Hong Kong citizens from July to September this year made 23 million departures (outbound), up 1.7%, over same period last year, of which 3.3 million via airport, down 0.8%, and 131101 via cruise terminal, up 0.45%! Perhaps proof of overseas holiday as part of life style remains unchanged!  From June till now, convention centers of HKCEC and AWE accessible and fully operational, and all international exhibitions there, with only one exception, held as planned! Apparently, convention centers and international exhibitions not target of protests!  Around 7.4 million people but spending US$26.5 billion on outbound in 2018, Hong Kong rank World's 11st and Asia's 3rdlargest source market after China (mainland) and South Korea!  A quality market, Hong Kong's per capita outbound spending in 2018 averaged US$3580 way above those of Australia at around US$1500, UK at US$1150, and Germany at US$1140!  Destinations, for examples, like Australia saw Hong Kong arrivals grew 1.6% to around 179,000 in the first 7 months this year, and Thailand grew 4% to 722,000 in the first 8 months this year. In third quarter this year, 562970 Hong Kong citizens visited Japan, up 2.2%, with a spectacular 23.56% growth in September!  With population around 0.6% but arrivals about 25% of mainland China, Hong Kong ranked Japan's fourth largest source market with arrivals in 2018 up 7.1% to 2.21 million!  Amid protest marches, ITE2019 successfully held as planned!  Of its 11613 buyers and visitors in 2 trade days, 11% from overseas and 26% from China mainly Guangdong, so south China well covered. The 73665 visi more

Cushman & Wakefield Announces Strategic Partnership with Vanke Service to Create New Asset Services Company in Greater China

SHENZHEN, CHINA - Media OutReach - 12 December 2019 - Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK), a leading global real estate services firm, announced the formation of a new asset services company with Vanke Service today. The new company will jointly develop certain commercial real estate property and facilities management operation services across Greater China further enhancing the two companies by creating greater value and service delivery for clients across the region.   Vanke Service is a core subsidiary of China Vanke, a leading best-in-class Chinese real estate development company. Vanke Service is a top Chinese real estate service provider for over 2209 residential and 635 commercial projects by the end of 2018. Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm with 51,000 employees in 400 offices and 70 countries. Cushman & Wakefield has 22 offices across Greater China providing integrated real estate services to the local market. This new asset services company will have more than 1000 commercial property and facility management projects in over 80 cities across Greater China, with more than 20,000 employees. The market-leading scale, enhanced reach across Greater China and experienced team will allow the new company to provide first-class commercial property and facility management services in the market. The new company only impacts PFM/asset services in Greater China; there are no other changes to services in Cushman & Wakefield's Greater China business.  "This partnership with Vanke Service will provide opportunities for both companies to create and add value across Greater China," said Brett White, Executive Chairman & CEO, Cushman & Wakefield. "I'm excited about the opportunity. We have a strong position in the market, and through this partnership with Vanke, it will create an even greater outcome to deliver excellence in client service and lead the indust more

RICS Awards 2020 Hong Kong opens for nominations celebrating outstanding industry achievements

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 12 December 2019 - RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is now accepting nominations for RICS Awards 2020 Hong Kong. Thirteen categories celebrating achievements from different facets of the built industry are open for submission until 13 December 2019.   The highest accolade bestowed by a global professional organisation in the management of the built and natural environment, the RICS Awards Hong Kong has been running for the ninth consecutive year recognising achievements and contributions from professionals in land, property, construction and the built environment.   Mr Dave Hallam MRICS, RICS Hong Kong Advisory Board Chair, said, "Pioneering better environments in the past 150 years, RICS strives to effect positive change in the built and natural environments. The RICS Awards are designed to showcase and celebrate the outstanding achievements and developments of industry professionals who are creating better places and spaces to live and work, and who are helping to build resilient, successful communities."   The winners will be announced at the RICS Annual Dinner and Awards Hong Kong Presentation Ceremony on 27 March 2020 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.   RICS Awards 2020 Hong Kong Award categories: 1.    Office Team of the Year 2.    Residential Team of the Year 3.    Retail Team of the Year 4.    Facilities Management Team of the Year 5.    Property Management Team of the Year 6.    Professional Consultancy Services Team of the Year 7.    Construction Project Management Team of the Year 8.    Refurbishment / Revitaliisation Team of the Year 9.    Research Team of the Year 10.  Sustainability Achievement of the Year 11.  Best Deal of the Year 12.  Corpo more

Cisco Unveils Plan for Building Internet for the Next Decade of Digital Innovation

Announces ‘Internet for the Future’ Strategy and the Industry’s Most Ambitious Silicon Architecture News Summary: Cisco shares further details behind its 'Internet for the Future' technology strategy based on development investments in Silicon+Optics+SoftwareCisco Silicon OneTM, a first-ever single, unified silicon architecture that can serve anywhere in the network and be used in any form factor. New Cisco 8000 Series, the first platform built with Silicon One and new IOS XR7 operating system.Cisco 8000 Series set to reduce cost of building and operating mass scale networks to run digital applications and services such as 5G, video and cloud.New flexible business model options that enable customers to consume new innovation in new ways that best fit their business needs.  AT&T, Century Link, Comcast, Facebook, Microsoft and The Walt Disney Studios share insights on joint innovation and the needs of the next Internet SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., - Media OutReach - 12 December 2019 - Cisco today unveiled further details behind its technology strategy for building a new internet -- one designed to push digital innovation beyond the performance, economic and power consumption limitations of current infrastructure. A multi-year approach that is defining the Internet for decades to come, Cisco's strategy is already delivering technology breakthroughs to pave the way for the world's developers to create applications and services they have only begun to imagine. Cisco introduced its latest innovation including Cisco Silicon OneTM, the industry's only networking silicon architecture of its kind; released the new Cisco 8000 Series, the world's most powerful carrier class routers built on the new silicon; and announced new purchasing options that enable customers to consume the company's technology through disaggregated business models. "Innovation requires focused investment, the right team more

Michael Page: Skilled employment in technology roles to push Thailand 4.0 agenda and economy forward in 2020

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach - 12 December 2019 - Thailand is poised to enter the new decade steered by strong business fundamentals and the government's business-friendly agenda -- the Thailand 4.0 drive. This initiative is anticipated to move Thailand up the economic value chain and usher in further investments across a variety of industries including Artificial Intelligence, agritech, infrastructure, manufacturing and automation. Details from the Michael Page Thailand Employment Outlook 2020 highlights more efforts to improve economic growth by migrating from an industry-driven economy to a technology-centric one. This race for change will bring on continuous adaptation of emerging technologies in the country. Kristoffer Paludan, Regional Director of Michael Page Thailand comments, "Thailand's business leaders have acknowledged the importance of embracing emerging technologies to maximise opportunities in the new digital transformation economy. Local companies have also started to adopt more digitally-focused solutions. Technology will lead the value add across businesses and encompass all areas of growth to drive the economy forward." Other findings from the Michael Page Thailand Employment Outlook 2020 reveal that in order to fulfill Thailand's ambition of disruptive innovation, the skills required will be in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity and IT infrastructure. The application of these technology skills will be seen in a majority of industries including transport, distribution, FMCG, business serves and real estate. With continued progress in e-commerce, an increasing number of professionals tasked with implementing new software technologies across mobile and skilled in mobile development will be in demand. Qualified candidates can expect a 25 -- 30% average salary increase when switching jobs within similar industries. "Businesses outside of te more

Benchmarking Nasdaq, Leading The Investment Direction Of Cyptocurrency —— YoYoEx Will Be Launched On December 12th

BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 11 December 2019 - According to official news, the global optimally selected exchange YoYoEx will be officially launched on December 12th. As a cyptocurrency trading platform registered in Singapore, it is committed to exploring the global market and selecting the most cutting-edge and high-quality digital asset projects. Currently, YoYoEx offices have been set up in Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, Europe and the United States. YoYoEx always adheres to the global development strategy, and strives to create a free circulation of the borderless blockchain world with users.   YoYoEx founder David said: "YoYoEx is now simultaneously developing markets in Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, Europe and the United States. YoYoEx has actively applied for legal operating licenses in many countries and regions around and has opened up payments system in multiple areas and countries of the world. Users around the world can make purchases. "   The core technology and operation team comes from well-known exchanges and financial institutions such as JP Morgan Chase, Binance, Entropy Capital Fund. With financial-grade blockchain trading system technology research and development, and investment banking system security operation and maintenance experience, it can ensure the system's security, stability, and sustainable development.   YoYoEx has absolutely excellent market transaction depth. A strong quantitative trading team from JP Morgan Chase connects the existing trading depth with front-line exchanges through quantitative technology to ensure that our users can complete at the best price and fastest speed. The transaction provides users with good transaction depth and liquidity, ensures the stability of the system and the security of funds, and obtains a transaction experience that is indistinguishable from that of front-line exchanges.   YoYoEx has a top-level sc more

Henkel opens new Technical Center for adhesive solutions in Vietnam

Enhancing innovation capabilities and customer proximity  HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 11 December 2019 - Henkel as a global leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, has opened its 'Henkel Adhesives Technical Center' in Bac Ninh province, in the east of Hanoi. The new high-tech facility is designed to support companies in enhancing their local innovation capabilities. Located close to leading consumer electronics and semiconductor companies, the center will enable close and inspiring collaborations with leading customers and accelerate the development of high-impact solutions for a broad range of applications. The customer experience gallery showcases innovations and high impact solutions for the adhesives, sealants and functional coatings for the electronics, consumer, home appliances, footwear, industrial and food packaging markets. The advanced laboratory is equipped with high performance and high-speed Loctite robots for customized product application.   "With our new Adhesives Technical Center, we are strengthening our local capabilities and footprint in Vietnam, which is an important growth market for Henkel. The investment  is also a strong  commitment to our customers, as we enhance proximity and strengthen collaboration to be a strategic long-term partner to them," said Minh-Tuan Le, President of Henkel Vietnam.  The Henkel Adhesives Technical Center spans over 420 square meters and houses an advanced laboratory, a Customer Experience Gallery and office spaces. Equipped with state-of-the-art tools and technologies, the laboratory is set up to provide customers with full value-chain support from product application testing to production simulation. An example is the customized trial assembly line for mobile devices.  Jing Tian, Global Head of Electronics for Adhesive Technologies, explained, "Our techni more

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