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Big V Telecom launches ‘Team Entrepreneurship’ initiative to foster entrepreneurship

First-of-its-kind CSR initiative for Indian youth to revolutionise entrepreneurial ecosystem

  •    Company to provide promising students/ candidates franchisees absolutely free
  •    Initiative will provide complete training and support to selected candidates, who are deprived due to lack of investment, resources and guidance.

India, 23rd August 2017:  Big V Telecom, the leading Cloud Telephony Company and the first Company to be incubated by TATA ELXSI, has come up with an innovative initiative ‘Team Entrepreneurship’ to give management students a head start in the start-up fraternity. Under this initiative, the company will give its franchisee costing up to 10 lakhs absolutely free to the management students,who are passionate and willing to embark upon their entrepreneurial journey.

Promising candidates and students selected under Big V Telecom’s ‘Team Entrepreneurship’ programme will be provided complete training and support by the company. To encourage entrepreneurship and a reward to their hard work, the selected candidates will also be given a pre-determined revenue share in the business generated by them through prospective franchisee.

Throwing further light on this initiative, Mr Keshor Daga, Managing Director, Big V Telecom said, “We are delighted to announce this unique initiative ‘Team Entrepreneurship’. This programme will encourage entrepreneurship amongst Indian youth; especially for the potential candidates and students who fail to capitalise on opportunities due to lack of investment, resources and guidance.”

“Our programmes and campaigns are conceptualised and implemented in a way that also promotes GOI initiatives like Start-Up India, Digital India and Make in India. We believe that such innovative programmes will create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country and help in eradicating unemployment from the nation.” he added.

Going forward, the company also has plans to collaborate with government institutions and bodies to enrol the potential candidates under this innovative initiative in order to contribute to nation’s flagship programmes such as Digital India, Start-Up India and Make in India.

The company is going to approach leading management institutes like SPJIMR (SP Jain Institute of Management& Research), Symbiosis Institute, BIMM (Balaji Institute of Modern Management), FMS (Faculty of Management Studies), IBS Business School Hyderabad, IMT (Institute of Management Technology), NMIMS (NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies), XLRI, Jamshedpur, JBIMS (Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies), TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore, Alliance School of Business, Bangalore,etc. Apart from these, the company also plans to include management institutes from other Tier II and Tier III cities like Kochi, Indore, Vadodara, Patna, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Dehradun, Nagpur, Vellore, Rourkela, etc. under this program.

The brand is strongly committed towards the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ programmes and ‘Team Entrepreneurship’ initiative is an innovative step towards it. The company’s previous CSR initiatives were acclaimed with services like Call Anna contact centre for anti- corruption crusader Anna Hazare, Pune Police to help ex-convicts reintegrate with society, Jan Samwaad for personalised cloud contact centres to politicians.

About Big V Telecom

Big V Telecom- a Cloud Telephony Company based in India, aims to provide affordable call centres to all small and medium enterprises, corporates, government bodies and NGOs through its revolutionary telephony business solutions. The first company to be incubated by TATA ELXSI, which is a part of $100 billion Tata Group offers innovative telephony solutions such as YOCC (Your Own Contact Centre), Powere school, Jan Samwaad, Dialn Disconnect, Audio Profile, Big Shaadi, Big Birthday, Ccallify and DigiVAS cards.

The cloud telephony solutions provider offers multi-channel revenue generating franchise model in Telecom services. With over 60 Franchisees across India, the company has also fostered partnerships and collaborations with West Central Railways (Provided 131 Railway inquiry call centre), BSNL (Value added Service providers for Maharashtra & other Telecom circles), TV 18’s commoditycontrol.com (Provided on-spot updated commodity rates on telephone to the masses) and Municipal Corporation (Provided pending Tax, complaint booking & information system with escalation matrix).

RiseSmart recognized by the global HR industry with three Silver Stevie® 2017 International Business Awards℠

RiseSmart CEO Sanjay Sathé, honored with top Executive of the Year award by the 2017 Golden Bridge Awards®

RiseSmart, the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, today announced it has been honored for its global outplacement solutions with three silver Stevie 2017 International Business Awards, and a gold award from the 2017 Golden Bridge Awards. RiseSmart’s President and CEO, Sanjay Sathé, was named by both organizations as Executive of the Year.

This month, RiseSmart received three 2017 silver awards from Stevie International Business Awards:

  • Executive of the Year in Business, Diversified or Professional Services
  • Customer Service Department of the Year
  • Best New Product of the Year in Human Capital Management (HCM) software

Sanjay Sathé, RiseSmart founder, president and CEO, was also recognized as the 2017 gold winner of the Golden Bridge Awards for Executive of the Year in the human resources industry. The awards recognize RiseSmart’s dedication to delivering the highest quality products and services to its global customers.

“We’re honored to be named the winner by these two prestigious organizations,” said Sathé. “These awards are a testament to our passion to transitioning people into the jobs of their dreams while saving employers money and resources through our contemporary approach to outplacement. We are excited that our expanding global presence and innovative solutions are being recognized by these international awards.”

The International Business Awards (IBA) are the world’s premier business awards program. A record total of more than 3,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries.

“The IBA judges from across the world were highly impressed with the nominations they reviewed this year. With the level of achievement documented in the nominations from 60 nations, the Stevie Awards are proud to honor organizations that demonstrate a high level of achievement in a variety of industries” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart, a Randstad company, is the leading provider of contemporary career transition services for organizations in more than 40 industries and 70 countries. The first outplacement and redeployment provider to recognize, and respond to, the new Employee Relationship Economy, RiseSmart’s “beginning to beginning” approach combines dedicated career coaching and personal branding with patented technology and tools to support transitioning employees. RiseSmart partners with HR teams and provides onsite support, specialized training and secure reporting in a results-oriented approach. Founded in 2007, RiseSmart delivers landing rates exceeding 80 percent and time-to-placement 60 percent faster than national averages. The company has earned awards and recognition from more than a dozen organizations, including Bersin by Deloitte, Gartner Inc., the Brandon Hall Group and Fortune magazine. For more information, visit www.risesmart.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

About the Golden Bridge Awards
Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peer recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about Golden Bridge Awards at www.goldenbridgeawards.com.

Leap Forward: Engage and Serve Your Customers on Their Own Terms 

Digital transformation has ushered in an era of unprecedented change. Innovation and disruption are leading to continuous demand for business and their customer service team to be more operationally efficient and effective. Frost & Sullivan, in collaboration with Genesys, will host the “Leap Forward: Engage and Serve Your Customers on Their Own Terms” event to explore opportunities in bridging the digital divide between customers and organizations to improve customer engagement in the digital age on Thursday, 7 September 2017 at the St. Regis Bangkok.

In today’s digital age, consumers are knowledgeable about the technologies they own, and are becoming more demanding. By 2020, customer engagement is projected to overtake price and products as key brand differentiators. Enterprises need to engage with customers in a more personalized, predictive and productive manner to be ahead of the competition.

According to a recent Frost & Sullivan survey, over 80% of customers in Asia-Pacific buy more from companies that make doing business with them easier while over 60% of customers are willing to pay higher for good quality services. More than 71% of customers consider timeliness essential to delivering excellent services and more than 45% of APAC customers rate personalized services among the top three aspects defining better customer experience (CX) for them, while 70% expect organizations to treat them uniquely.

“The digital revolution will not only change what we are doing, it will change us,” said Manoj Menon, Senior Partner and Asia-Pacific Managing Director at Frost & Sullivan. “Globally, customers’ expectations are being influenced by emerging technologies and innovative delivery standards set by leading organizations. These trends are placing greater pressure on organizations across verticals to deliver on customer demands for timely, personalized services, anywhere, anytime, and through any device.”

Digital channels and platforms are transforming the way customers gather information and interact with organizations. As 90% of customer behavior data is digital, organizations should focus on strengthening analytical capabilities in gathering insights on an integrated platform.

Join industry experts at the “Leap Forward: Engage and Serve Your Customers on Their Own Terms” event to learn how to plan for the “must have” people, process, and technology you need in order to meet the expectations placed by your customers as well as key stakeholders. The strategies offered in this session can serve as a guide to better understand the challenges of change, while offering proven effective solutions.

Highlights of the event include:

  • Insights on current and future customer expectations in Thailand.
  • Best Practices in delivering personalized experience and desired outcome in real-time.
  • Case Studies of proven ways to improve your customer effort.
  • The importance of Journey Mapping and Journey Management.
  • How to migrate from legacy infrastructure to full omnichannel in a cost effective way.
  • How to develop engagement strategies in an omnichannel world and critical factors in the relationship between support, reduction in returns and customer retention.
  • How to get more out of your organizations – action steps for optimization.

For more information on the event or if you would like to participate, please contact Patsorn Ketlekha at patsorn.ketlekha@frost.com.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion

Contact:
Carrie Low
Corporate Communications – Asia-Pacific
P: +603 6204 5910
F: +603 6201 7402
E: carrie.low@frost.com

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Kenscio Awarded Prestigious ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification

Kenscio Digital, India’s leading data-driven digital marketing company, today announced its landmark achievement in getting ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its stringent Information Security Management System complying with ‘International Standard’.

The certificate that is conferred by International Standards Certifications (Global) FZ LLC, has made assessment about Kenscio’s security assets including its data-driven digital marketing products, solutions and services. The certification demonstrates the superior level of data security, data management, and compliance processes adopted by Kenscio to ensure client services in a secured environment.

“Kenscio has been serving hundreds of clients in a highly secured environment with strict data-security policies that we’ve adopted and modified over a period of time,” said Manjunatha KG, Founder and CEO of Kenscio. “The successful bid for this ISO certification demonstrates our efforts, credibility and commitment to ensure customer success not only through our innovative products and services, but also through a secured data environment encompassing associated technologies, platforms, solutions, people and processes. We sincerely value our clients for the trust they keep on us.”

The certification process includes rigorous review, test and implementation of data security systems, technologies, platforms, administrative procedures, and physical security controls that maintain and enhance integrity of the organization in terms of confidentiality about customer information, market data, information security system and intellectual properties.

It is notable that Kenscio has been serving clients across the globe and has won several national and international awards for successful marketing campaigns in digital media.

About Kenscio:

Kenscio Digital is India’s leading digital direct marketing product and services organization that offers innovative marketing SaaS-based solutions to enterprises. This multiple award winning agency amalgamates R&D, big data, analytics and creative services to enable personalization and improve one-to-one engagement.

For more information, visit http://www.kenscio.com

Media Contact:
Rohini Mohan
Marketing Executive
Kenscio Digital Marketing Pvt. Ltd.
marketing@kenscio.com
+91-7022741146

 

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Hong Kong’s Largest Shopping Centre “Harbour City” attracts tourists with brand-new and unique experiences

Transforms Victoria Harbour with “10 MILLION BUBBLES” this summer

HONG KONG, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Harbour City, the largest and most diverse shopping mall in Hong Kong, always strives to bring customers brand-new and unique experiences with a series of festive and large-scale art exhibitions. This summer, Harbour City has specially launched the public art project “Bubble Up” by inviting contemporary Japanese artist Mr. Shinji Ohmaki to hold his first solo art exhibition in Hong Kong with “Millions of Bubbles”. This brand-new and unique performance show will be staged at Ocean Terminal Forecourt of Harbour City to the public for FREE. Each show can produce 10 million bubbles under the backdrop of Victoria Harbour for thousands of Hong Kong residents and tourists to enjoy the experience, and take lots of photos and videos.

Harbour City “Bubble Up” Public Art Project — Memorial Rebirth” Art Performance

Changing the exhibition space into the extraordinary world, Ohmaki presents dynamic installations and art works that wake visitor’s physical senses. International fashion brands Louis Vuitton and Hermès have also invited him for commission works. In 2008, he designed and created a “Bubble Machine” which can produce 10,000 bubbles per minute and developed non-toxic soap bubble for one of his signature artworks “Memorial Rebirth”. The performance has toured over 20 cities in JapanTaiwan and Australia. It was also the opening performance for the first Setouchi Art Festival in 2010.

This time, Ohmaki will transport the bubble machines and the soap bubble from Japan to Hong Kongto stage the 20 bubble performance shows at Ocean Terminal Forecourt of Harbour City. He has tailor-designed a 3-meter tall, 6-level Bubble Pyramid at the centre of the forecourt. 45 Bubble Machines will be installed at different levels and directions to produce 10 million bubbles under the backdrop of Victoria Harbour and recall the happy childhood memories of everyone.

Delivering 360 degree customer experiences

Spread over 2 million square feet of prime real estate, Harbour City is the largest and most diverse shopping mall in Hong Kong. By continuous innovation in the brand mix, thematic activities, facilities and designs of the mall, Harbour City has established itself as Hong Kong’s marquee mall and a major tourist attraction.

Harbour City has been extremely supportive of the diversification of local and world class artists. Harbour City is the first Hong Kong mall to operate its very own art gallery, “Gallery by the Harbour”, where visitors can enjoy the beautiful view of Victoria Harbour while appreciating art pieces of local and international artists. In 2007 and 2010, Harbour City invited Yayoi Kusama, famous Japanese avant-garde artist and KAWS, well-known American artist and designer to hold their first art exhibition in Hong Kong. Following these popular exhibitions, world-renowned Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman exhibited his classic masterpiece — a gigantic inflatable “Rubber Duck” — in Greater China for the very first time. For the “Bubble Up” public art project this time, Harbour City brings the first-ever installation art performance to the public.

Project Video:  https://youtu.be/ijLyoTo5sd8

SOURCE Harbour City

CONTACT: Harbour City Estates Limited, Mr. Andrew Yeung, Tel: (852) 2118 8674, Email: andrewyeung@harbourcity.com.hk; Ms. Florence Man, Tel: (852) 2118 8623, Email: florenceman@harbourcity.com.hk

Jublia Business Matching system launched to upgrade the Medtec China 2017 Experience

To accelerate the upgrading of the Medical Device industry and provide a highly efficient platform for Medical Device manufacturing, education, and research in China, Medtec China 2017 (The 13th Exhibition of Medical Design and Manufacturing in China) will take place on 20-22 September 2017 in Shanghai.

Upgraded Business Matching Service forges productive business opportunities

Medtec China 2017 has enhanced the Business Matching service to realize a better user experience for the intelligent meeting system and the onsite service follow-up plan. This productive service will be provided to 300 suppliers from 23 countries and regions throughout the world, including over 350 brands and 50 new exhibitors who will gain access to hundreds of buyers and be able to make precise business appointments. The intelligent meeting making system – Jublia – has been enhanced in order to customize the user experience. Accompanied by an activity contingency plan, based on the user’s different product needs, the system intelligently screens exhibitors and professional visitors in order to provide a professional and efficient business invitation platform for both parties, which ensures a high exhibitors and visitors’ participation rate of return.

There are 6 zones at Medtec China with exhibits covering the entire R&D and manufacturing chain for medical devices: these include the R&D and Design Services, Software, and Consultants sector; the Materials, Components, Tubing and Extrusion, Surface Treatment, and Adhesives and Adhesive Products sector; the Electronic Components, Motors, Pumps and Valves sector; the Automation, Molding Services and Equipment, Cleanrooms and Environmental Control sector; the Contract Manufacturing Services sector; and the Testing, Metrology, Inspection and Calibration Equipment & Supplies sector.

This year, a German pavilion is for the first time participating in Medtec China, and Singaporean and Taiwanese pavilions will be present with more exhibitors as well. Further, Wacker Chemie AG, Mirodia, and Mascot Power will debut at the brand show area to provide more choices for professional buyers’ one-stop procurement. If you would like to participate as a professional visitor in our business matching service, please Click Here to register. (Note: Please check participation in the business matching in the questionnaire)

Help buyers target relevant exhibitors efficiently

Medtec China provides an efficient procurement platform to professional buyers. Users can select criteria such as country, product category, and people in charge according to their exact needs, and the system will, with the cooperation of the exhibitors, automatically match parties to arrange meeting schedules. According to the schedule, both participants will receive reminders over different periods to ensure that both parties appear on time at the “Business Matching-Making Zone” at Medtec China. Besides, staff are delegated to follow up each and every meeting to make sure the service is more efficient and convenient.

Help Exhibitors find target clients

During Medtec China 2015, the Business Matching Service platform received extensive praise. Exhibitors can make contacts with pre-registered buyers and insiders or those who have already planned to visitor the exhibition so that they can prepare their products, materials and services in advance, which greatly enhances the probability of business cooperation. Currently, hundreds of companies looking to procure products and services have registered to participate in the Business Matching Service including 3M, Baxter, Le Pu Medical, Shanghai Minimally Invasive Medical, Weigao Orthopedics, Long Hop Medical, and Shinva Medical Instrument Co., Ltd. Moreover, a large number of VIP overseas buyers will be participating so in terms of both number and quality, the Business Matching Service has made substantial advances.

Register now to score more benefits:

  •   Free show directory (including comprehensive information on all exhibitors)
  •   Dedicated entrance to improve efficiency
  •   Chance to win a free Apple Watch
  •   Get the latest medical technology and product information every month

How to register:

  1. Online Registration:
    Click the link to register on Medtec China official website www.medtecchina.com
  2. Telephone Registration: +86-10-5765-2523
  3. Group Registration:
    If you are a group of more than five people visiting, please call us to simplify the process: +86-10-5765-2523

Media\Exhibit\Visit\Conference Contact:

Carina Li
UBM China
T: +86-10-5765-2823
E:  carina.li@ubm.com

SOURCE Medtec

WomenCorporateDirectors Asia-Pacific Institute to Explore Top Factors Affecting Markets, Trade, and Investment – and How Boards in the Region Should Prepare

With seismic shifts in geopolitics, trade, and investment flows within and around the Asia-Pacific region, how are boards preparing their companies for these changes? On September 27-28 in Hong KongWomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD) will bring together top women CEOs, directors, and regulatory experts to the WCD ASPAC (Asia-Pacific) Institute to explore the most urgent concerns for boards whose companies operate in the region. Carrie LamHong Kong’s chief executive elected earlier this year and the city’s first female leader, will open the second day of the Institute on September 28.

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While the number of women on corporate boards across Asia lags well behind neighboring Australia, as well as behind Europe and North America, women directors are making progress, albeit slow. IndiaHong Kong, and Singapore top the list in Asia, with 12%, 11%, and 10% female board directors, respectively (Spencer Stuart Board Index 2016). In October, WCD will be launching a new chapter in Myanmar.

“As we see in Myanmar and across other parts of Asia, there is a new generation of women who are taking over key leadership positions in the large, private companies that dominate the region,” says WCD chairman and CEO Susan Stautberg. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, is working with WCD to help launch the chapter, which will also be conducting a WCD “BoardFit” session for new directors in the country.

The ASPAC Institute – with directors representing sectors from financial services to telecommunications to hospitality – will tackle questions such as:

  • What is the impact of current geopolitics on Asian corporate boards?
  • How can companies target the right overseas acquisition – and get the deal done?
  • How is technology changing opportunities for growth in Asia?
  • How are more traditional, family-run companies driving corporate governance changes?

In addition to Lam, confirmed speakers include:

  • Syaru Shirley Lin (Hong Kong), Faculty of the University of Virginia and the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Director of Goldman Sachs Asia Bank (Hong Kong), Langham Hospitality Investments (Hong Kong) and Mercuries Life Insurance (Taiwan); former Partner, Goldman Sachs
  • Sopnendu Mohanty (Singapore), Chief FinTech Officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Merle Aiko Okawara (Japan), Chairman, JC Comsa Corporation; Director, MetLife Insurance K.K. and PT Indofood Comsa Sukses Makmur (Indonesia); WCD Chapter Chair
  • Ha Do (Vietnam), Head of Infrastructure, Senior Partner – Hanoi Office, KPMG Vietnam; WCD Chapter Chair
  • Margaret Hanson-Muse (Singapore and United States), Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, ASEAN; WCD Advisory Board Member and former Honorary Chapter Chair in PeruColumbia and India
  • Louise Lucas (Hong Kong), Asia Technology Correspondent, Financial Times
  • Jing Ulrich (Mainland China), Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific, JPMorgan Chase
  • Kerri Burgess (Australia), Asia Pacific Financial Services Practice Leader, Spencer Stuart
  • Ai Ai Wong (Singapore), Member of Global Executive Committee and Deputy Chair of the Asia Pacific Regional Council, Baker Mackenzie
  • Simon Fenton (Hong Kong), Managing Director of Asia Pacific Region, Spencer Stuart

Sponsors of the WCD ASPAC Institute include JPMorgan Chase, Financial Times, KPMG, Spencer StuartPearl Meyer, Vinson & Elkins, Latham-Watkins, Center for Audit Quality, Marriott, Marsh & McLennan, and the IFC.

For more information about the Institute or to apply for media credentials to attend, please contact Suzanne Oaks Brownstein or Trang Mar of Temin and Company at 212-588-8788 ornews@teminandco.com.

About WomenCorporateDirectors Education and Development Foundation, Inc.
The WomenCorporateDirectors Education and Development Foundation, Inc. (WCD Foundation) is the only global membership organization and community of women corporate directors. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the WCD Foundation has 77 chapters around the world. The aggregate market capitalization of public companies on whose boards WCD Foundation members serve is over $8 trillion. In addition, WCD Foundation members serve on numerous boards of large private and family-run companies globally. For more information visit www.womencorporatedirectors.org or follow us on Twitter @WomenCorpDirs, #WCDboards.

Upcoming WCD Institutes include:

  • ASPAC Institute – September 27-28, 2017Hong Kong
  • EMEA Institute – October 24-25, 2017Madrid
  • Americas Institute – March 7-8, 2018Miami
  • Global Institute – May 8-10, 2018New York

 

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NowConfer to Change the Future of Conferencing on-the-move

Making a call on mobile phone is easy today, but what about making a conference call? Conference calling has been around for decades, but continues to remain complicated for most users. It is even harder when one is out of office, and has limited access to IT infrastructure. Comverg Technologies Pte Ltd introduces a conferencing solution; NowConfer, a disruptive, unified audio and video conferencing app, which also includes collaboration functionalities like chat and file sharing on the mobile.

Comverg Technologies Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based start-up has revolutionized the conferencing and meeting solutions space with the latest release of NowConfer 3.0. This version integrates completely with digital world; via single sign-on, automatic conference recording on preferred cloud storage platforms, and integration with favorite productivity tools. NowConfer makes conference calling easy for the hyper-mobile working professional.

Single sign-on enables super-fast setup, making the user experience faster and smoother, for the ‘on-the-move’ professional. Integration with productivity tools such as Slack enables access to NowConfer features and notifications. Integration with cloud storage platforms such as DropBox or Google Drive makes call recordings available to the user for later use.

Since its launch in May 2017, NowConfer has been downloaded over 40,000 times in 59 countries. There have been conference calls from over 20 countries on NowConfer every day. NowConfer has already risen in popularity on the Android app store, and intends to be a dominant player in the conferencing category on the Google Play store. NowConfer is also available on iOS for Apple users to download.

NowConfer’s Intelligent Auto Dial-Out Technology dials all participants in one go, which eliminates waste of time, juggling with call number, meeting bridges, PINs, and Passcodes. Just wait for your phone to ring, accept the call and you are on conference.

NowConfer’s Hybrid Calling Technology enables the use of data or voice networks for conference calls, helping to save money by smartly switching to data wherever available.

NowConfer is device, network and platform agnostic, it connects participants seamlessly using any smart connected device, over any available network be it internet, landline or mobile networks.

NowConfer, the future of conferencing on the mobile, on-the-move is here. Experience NowConfer today – Visit http://www.nowconfer.com for more information.

About Comverg Technologies Pte Ltd:

It is a Singapore-based start-up which is focused on communication solutions. Comverg aims to understand emerging customer needs and evolving network technologies in the Unified Communication and Collaboration space, both of which will help build solutions that can solve everyday challenges in the communication arena. Comverg is building transformative products and solutions for this rapidly-changing marketplace.

Contact information:

Vivek.S
Head of Marketing Communications
Comverg Technologies Pte Ltd
#14-01/02, 18 Cross Street, China Square Central, Singapore – 048423
E-mail: info@comverg.com

SOURCE Comverg Technologies Pte Ltd.

CONTACT: Vivek.S, +6531580155

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NowConfer to Change the Future of Conferencing on-the-move

Making a call on mobile phone is easy today, but what about making a conference call? Conference calling has been around for decades, but continues to remain complicated for most users. It is even harder when one is out of office, and has limited access to IT infrastructure. Comverg Technologies Pte Ltd introduces a conferencing solution; NowConfer, a disruptive, unified audio and video conferencing app, which also includes collaboration functionalities like chat and file sharing on the mobile.

Comverg Technologies Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based start-up has revolutionized the conferencing and meeting solutions space with the latest release of NowConfer 3.0. This version integrates completely with digital world; via single sign-on, automatic conference recording on preferred cloud storage platforms, and integration with favorite productivity tools. NowConfer makes conference calling easy for the hyper-mobile working professional.

Single sign-on enables super-fast setup, making the user experience faster and smoother, for the ‘on-the-move’ professional. Integration with productivity tools such as Slack enables access to NowConfer features and notifications. Integration with cloud storage platforms such as DropBox or Google Drive makes call recordings available to the user for later use.

Since its launch in May 2017, NowConfer has been downloaded over 40,000 times in 59 countries. There have been conference calls from over 20 countries on NowConfer every day. NowConfer has already risen in popularity on the Android app store, and intends to be a dominant player in the conferencing category on the Google Play store . NowConfer is also available on iOS for Apple users to download.

NowConfer’s Intelligent Auto Dial-Out Technology dials all participants in one go, which eliminates waste of time, juggling with call number, meeting bridges, PINs, and Passcodes. Just wait for your phone to ring, accept the call and you are on conference.

NowConfer’s Hybrid Calling Technology enables the use of data or voice networks for conference calls, helping to save money by smartly switching to data wherever available.

NowConfer is device, network and platform agnostic, it connects participants seamlessly using any smart connected device, over any available network be it internet, landline or mobile networks.

NowConfer, the future of conferencing on the mobile, on-the-move is here. Experience NowConfer today – Visit http://www.nowconfer.com for more information.

About Comverg Technologies Pte Ltd:

It is a Singapore-based start-up which is focused on communication solutions. Comverg aims to understand emerging customer needs and evolving network technologies in the Unified Communication and Collaboration space, both of which will help build solutions that can solve everyday challenges in the communication arena. Comverg is building transformative products and solutions for this rapidly-changing marketplace.

Contact information:

Vivek.S
Head of Marketing Communications
Comverg Technologies Pte Ltd
#14-01/02, 18 Cross Street, China Square Central, Singapore – 048423
E-mail: info@comverg.com

 

SOURCE Comverg Technologies Pte Ltd.

CONTACT: Vivek.S, +6531580155

DigiValet Strengthens Operations in Asia Pacific

DigiValet today announced the appointment of Akshay Kulkarni as Vice President – Asia Pacific, with an aim to strengthen its operations in the region.

Mr. Rahul Salgia, Founder & CEO, DigiValet commented, “I am delighted that we managed to bring Akshay on board to strengthen our presence in the Asia Pacific region. Akshay joins DigiValet with an extremely successful track record spanning over two decades in the hospitality industry and a network of strong industry relationships.” He added, “We believe that with Akshay’s addition we will have a senior resource who brings a large body of knowledge and experience and also understands the markets.”

“I am extremely excited to join DigiValet at a time when the company is expanding its presence and looking to make further inroads into the Asia Pacific market. These are times when physical products can be easily replicated, hence the need to engage with the guest at an experiential level. Service delivery, along with technology will play a decisive role in creating newer experiences. DigiValet’s agility means that we have the ability to cater to ever changing needs with speed and efficiency,” said Akshay.

Akshay comes with a diverse background in multiple areas of hospitality across organizations ranging from materials management to operations to HR to Education to consulting and brokerage of hotels and resorts, and has more recently gathered experience in the Asia Pacific region.

About DigiValet     

DigiValet is the world’s first full-featured Guest Room Experience Solution that empowers hotel guests to use in-room services as well as services offered by the hotel. From adjusting room temperature, lighting, shades to controlling the TV, selecting the movie using Netflix, streaming content from their smartphones and ordering food, reserving a spa, booking a table at the restaurant, all from the in-room tablet or their smartphones.

DigiValet provides hotels with cutting-edge technology that transforms and personalizes each guest’s in-room experience while simultaneously generating valuable CRM data allowing hotels to personalize a guest’s stay. With offices and support teams in several countries across the globe, DigiValet is installed in over 12,000 rooms and counting.

Since its launch in 2008, DigiValet has become the in-room solution trusted by leading luxury hotels across the world including The Armani Hotels, St. Regis, Andaz By Hyatt, ITC Hotels, Corinthia Hotels, Sofitel SO, The Address Hotels, The Oberoi Hotels.

For more information please visit http://www.digivalet.com.

SOURCE DigiValet

CONTACT: Media Contact: Rahul Salgia, rahul@digivalet.com

DigiValet Strengthens Operations in Asia Pacific

DigiValet today announced the appointment of Akshay Kulkarni as Vice President – Asia Pacific, with an aim to strengthen its operations in the region.

Mr. Rahul Salgia, Founder & CEO, DigiValet commented, “I am delighted that we managed to bring Akshay on board to strengthen our presence in the Asia Pacific region. Akshay joins DigiValet with an extremely successful track record spanning over two decades in the hospitality industry and a network of strong industry relationships.” He added, “We believe that with Akshay’s addition we will have a senior resource who brings a large body of knowledge and experience and also understands the markets.”

“I am extremely excited to join DigiValet at a time when the company is expanding its presence and looking to make further inroads into the Asia Pacific market. These are times when physical products can be easily replicated, hence the need to engage with the guest at an experiential level. Service delivery, along with technology will play a decisive role in creating newer experiences. DigiValet’s agility means that we have the ability to cater to ever changing needs with speed and efficiency,” said Akshay.

Akshay comes with a diverse background in multiple areas of hospitality across organizations ranging from materials management to operations to HR to Education to consulting and brokerage of hotels and resorts, and has more recently gathered experience in the Asia Pacific region.

About DigiValet 

DigiValet is the world’s first full-featured Guest Room Experience Solution that empowers hotel guests to use in-room services as well as services offered by the hotel. From adjusting room temperature, lighting, shades to controlling the TV, selecting the movie using Netflix, streaming content from their smartphones and ordering food, reserving a spa, booking a table at the restaurant, all from the in-room tablet or their smartphones.

DigiValet provides hotels with cutting-edge technology that transforms and personalizes each guest’s in-room experience while simultaneously generating valuable CRM data allowing hotels to personalize a guest’s stay. With offices and support teams in several countries across the globe, DigiValet is installed in over 12,000 rooms and counting.

Since its launch in 2008, DigiValet has become the in-room solution trusted by leading luxury hotels across the world including The Armani Hotels, St. Regis, Andaz By Hyatt, ITC Hotels, Corinthia Hotels, Sofitel SO, The Address Hotels, The Oberoi Hotels.

For more information please visit http://www.digivalet.com.

SOURCE DigiValet

CONTACT: Rahul Salgia, rahul@digivalet.com

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Celularity, Inc., Accelerates Breakthrough Placental Discovery & Therapeutic Platform

Celularity, Inc., a newly formed biotechnology company, today announced its acceleration of cell and tissue regenerative therapies to address unmet medical needs in cancer and chronic and degenerative disease. Celularity completed their Series A financing with contributions from several biopharma companies, including Sorrento Therapeutics, United Therapeutics Corporation and Human Longevity, Inc., and entrepreneurial investors.

Celularity has been created through the contributions of extensive intellectual property, clinical-stage assets, basic and clinical research, and development expertise including:

  • Several clinical-stage immuno-oncology and regenerative medicine assets and a pipeline of pre-clinical assets
  • Proprietary allogeneic (“readily accessible”) immunotherapy platform
  • 200+ issued and pending patents in cell therapy; robust IP for placental stem cells
  • Broad fully human antibody-CAR constructs
  • IND-ready joint CD38 immuno-oncology programs
  • Commercial-stage functional regeneration products Biovance® and Interfyl®* and pipeline assets
  • LifeBankUSA stem cell biorepository with two decades operating expertise

Founded on the pioneering work of Robert Hariri, MD, PhD, in human placenta-derived cellular therapeutics and biomaterials, Celularity’s ability to procure placental stem cells, engineer potential therapies, and deploy potential treatments, positions it to harness the potential of the human placenta and operate along the entire value chain.

“Celularity was formed as a new biotechnology model designed to apply the necessary expertise to harness our placenta discovery platform across a range of unmet medical needs,” said Celularity Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Robert J. Hariri, MD, PhD. “With the support of our investors, we are assembling proven regenerative medicine technology and expertise with the goal of developing transformative therapies for fatal and intractable diseases.”  Dr. Hariri was previously chairman, chief scientific officer and chief executive officer of Celgene Cellular Therapeutics and founder of Anthrogenesis Corporation, which Celgene acquired in 2002. Dr. Hariri is also the co-founder of Human Longevity, Inc.

The formation of Celularity leverages seminal work in the discovery of novel biologically active cell populations in the human placenta with broad therapeutic potential. Celularity will draw upon these proprietary and scalable discoveries that derive from the post-partum human placenta – an ethical and renewable source of usable biomaterials. Celularity’s development program is focused on an allogeneic platform, leveraging clinically accessible, immune-tolerant cells and biomaterials from a diverse population of informed-consent donors.

Andrew von Eschenbach, MD, among the founding members of the Celularity Board of Directors and former United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner and Director of the National Cancer Institute said, “The pioneering work of Celularity founder Bob Hariri has unleashed the unique properties of placental derived stem cells which have renewed hope for creating safe and effective therapies for the most challenging degenerative diseases.” Dr. von Eschenbach added “Celularity with its focus on accelerating innovation in regenerative medicine can become the leading catalyst for cell therapy to address many of the world’s unmet medical needs.”

Dr. Henry Ji, President and CEO of Sorrento Therapeutics, said, “We are very excited to participate in the creation of Celularity together with Dr. Hariri and his scientific team as well as global leading biopharmaceutical companies, such as Celgene, Human Longevity Inc., and United Therapeutics. The potential for regenerative therapies in treating a wide array of chronic degenerative conditions is well known. We see important synergies for the oncology field and the potential to enhance our fight against malignant cancers. Celularity’s technologies, assets, and resources will help advance selected Sorrento cellular therapy programs and potentially transform autologous cellular therapies into affordable and accessible allogeneic cell therapies.”

*Interfyl is a registered trademark of Alliqua BioMedical, Inc.

About Celularity, Inc.
Celularity, headquartered in Warren, New Jersey, is a biotechnology company with proprietary, leading-edge technology and Intellectual Property to harness the power of the placenta. Their medicine asset portfolio consists of more than 200 issued or pending patents as well as pre-clinical and clinical assets including CAR constructs for allogeneic CAR-T/NK products, licenses of 100+ immunotherapy assets, and commercial stage biosourcing and functional regeneration businesses.   For more information, please visit www.celularity.com. Follow Celularity on Social Media: @Celularity.

About United Therapeutics
United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening conditions.

About Sorrento Therapeutics
Sorrento is an antibody-centric, clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing new treatments for immuno-oncology, inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Sorrento’s lead product candidates include immunotherapies focused on the treatment of both solid tumors and hematological malignancies, as well as late stage pain products. For more information, please visit http://sorrentotherapeutics.com

About Human Longevity, Inc.
Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) is the genomics-based, health intelligence company creating the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of whole genome, phenotype and clinical data. HLI is developing and applying large scale computing and machine learning to make novel discoveries to revolutionize health. In addition to the HLIQ Whole Genome and HLIQ Oncology, HLI’s business also includes the HLI Health Nucleus, a genomic powered clinical research center which uses whole genome sequence analysis, advanced clinical imaging and innovative machine learning, along with curated personal health information, to deliver the most complete picture of individual health. For more information, please visit http://www.humanlongevity.com or http://www.healthnucleus.com

Media Contacts:
Celularity
Olivia Goodman
Phone: 212 715-1597
olivia.goodman@finnpartners.com

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.
Alexis Nahama, DVM
Phone: 858 203-4120
anahama@sorrentotherapeutics.com

SOURCE Celularity, Inc.

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Intec Pharma Announces Closing of $57.5 Million Public Offering of Ordinary Shares

Intec Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: NTEC) today announced the closing of its previously announced offering of approximately 12.2 million of its ordinary shares, at a public offering price of $4.70 per ordinary share, which included a full exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option in the amount of 1,594,500 ordinary shares, for gross proceeds of approximately $57.5 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses.

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acted as the sole book-running manager, Roth Capital Partners acted as lead manager, and Maxim Group LLC acted as co-manager in the offering.

Intec Pharma intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund its Phase III clinical trial for Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa, the company’s leading product candidate for the indication of treatment of Parkinson’s disease symptoms in advanced Parkinson’s disease patients, for working capital and for general corporate purposes.

The ordinary shares described above were issued pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form F-3, previously filed with and subsequently declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 19, 2017. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering was filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to these ordinary shares may be obtained from Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, 26th Floor, New York, New York, 10004, or by telephone, at 212-667-8563, or e-mail at EquityProspectus@opco.com .

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

About Intec Pharma Ltd.

Intec Pharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs based on its proprietary Accordion Pill platform technology. The Company’s Accordion Pill is an oral drug delivery system that is designed to improve the efficacy and safety of existing drugs and drugs in development by utilizing an efficient gastric retention and specific release mechanism. The Company’s product pipeline includes two product candidates in clinical trial stages: Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa, or AP-CD/LD, which is being developed for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease symptoms in advanced Parkinson’s disease patients, and AP-CBD/THC, an Accordion Pill with the two primary cannabinoids contained in Cannabis sativa, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is being developed for various indications including low back neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia.

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Contacts:
Jeffrey A. Meckler
Chief Executive Officer
Intec Pharma Ltd.
646-374-8050
jeffrey@intecpharma.com

Anne Marie Fields
Senior Vice President
LHA Investor Relations
212-838-3777
afields@lhai.com

 

SOURCE Intec Pharma Ltd.

Royole Launches World’s First 4G LTE 3D Virtual Mobile Theater in China

Royole Corporation, a leading innovator and manufacturer of next-generation human-machine interface technologies and products such as advanced flexible displays, flexible sensors, and smart devices, has introduced the world’s first 4G LTE 3D virtual mobile theater. The new 4G Royole Moon is based on the company’s cutting edge technology used in the original Moon unit. The unit comes with popular mobile apps Tencent and iQIYI, the most-used video-streaming apps in China. Users can download additional video apps to enjoy more video content. The 4G Royole Moon is first launching in China for the Chinese market.

“Royole, as a company, just completed our fifth year in business,” stated Dr. Bill Liu, Royole founder and CEO. “We can’t think of a more exciting way to begin our second five years than with another ‘world’s first.’ The latest version of our Royole Moon Virtual Mobile Theater with 4G wireless technology, available now in China and possibly other global markets in the future, provides viewers with as impressive and remarkable a cinematic 3D experience as possible.”

Users can enjoy extensive online audio and video content through the inclusion of mobile video content apps. The new 4G Moon also supports Micro-SD cards, which expand its memory to 128GB. Users can easily transfer their own content stored in other mobile devices and enjoy the content on Moon’s immersive screen. Additionally, the unit allows ‘sharing a hot spot’ with a user’s smartphone. It all adds up to an integrated and innovative eco-system.

The original Royole Moon was the first virtual mobile theater to break from the traditional manner of human-machine interaction. Instead of viewers receiving information in a single passive way by facing a screen, the Royole Moon’s large curved screen, exceptional audio, and touch capability allow users to be more interactive with the content they are watching.

Designed and engineered for movies, gaming, and more, the Royole Moon features two Full HD 1080p AMOLED displays at over 3000 ppi resolution that simulate a giant curved screen with stereoscopic 3D. Moon also includes the world’s first folding design, automatic recognition of 2D/3D content, active noise-cancelling headphones, a scalable screen that gives the wearer full control over screen size for a personalized viewing experience, and the proprietary Moon OS. The combination delivers cinematic movie-watching and immersive-gaming experiences.

About Royole Corporation
Founded by Stanford engineering graduates in 2012, Royole’s mission is to improve the way people interact with and perceive their world. The company creates and manufactures next-generation human machine interface technologies and products including advanced flexible displays, flexible sensors, and smart devices. Technology milestones include the world’s thinnest full-color AMOLED flexible display and flexible sensors (2014), the world’s first foldable 3D virtual mobile theater (2015), and the world’s first curved car dashboard based on flexible electronics (2016).

Royole has received numerous global awards for its technology innovations and fast growth. Holding over 1200 IPs, it also provides IP licenses, services, and, mass production and solutions for flexible electronics applications. Royole, backed by leaders in global finance, has announced a new 1.1-million-square-foot flexible display production campus in Shenzhen, China with a total investment of USD $1.7B to be fully operational by Q4 2017. Royole has offices in Fremont, CAHong Kong, and Shenzhen, China. For more information, please visit: www.royole.com.

PR Contact:
Andrew Wille
Copernio
(714) 891-3660/(847) 917-3174
royole@copernio.com

All products/services and trademarks mentioned in this release are the properties of their respective companies. ©2017 Royole Corp. All rights reserved.

 

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Sylint Group appoints Elli Streit as Manager of International Relations

Sylint Group, a U.S. based provider of cyber security and digital data forensic services to commercial, non-profit and government agencies, today announced the appointment of Elli Streit as Manager of International Relations. “We’re excited to have Elli join our team,” noted Jeff Birnbach, Managing Director of Sylint. “He has an excellent background in international business, and will be a great asset to us as we further expand activities in Europe and Israel.”

Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Streit has an extensive background in international business development involving corporate finance, international trade, and technology transfer. As the Managing Director of Yeda Research & Development, the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, he was responsible for exclusive intellectual property licensing agreements in the bio-medical, energy, and software fields.  Previously, he managed a subsidiary of a British commercial company in GhanaWest Africa representing multi-national companies such as Motorola, Monsanto and leading Israeli suppliers for the agricultural sector.

Streit has served as a member of the board for several public Israeli companies, and he is presently a director of Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., an Israeli company traded on the New York Stock Exchange.  He is also a Major (res.) in the Israeli Army and is fluent in English, Hebrew, Arabic, and German. Streit earned an MBA from University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, served six years on Wharton Alumni Executive Board, and is a member of the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University.

Sylint is a globally recognized cyber security and digital data forensics firm, with a history of discretely addressing some of today’s biggest headline-grabbing data breaches, cyber incidents, and precedent-setting court cases. While the firm declines to release specific names, they note their clients include Fortune 500 companies, AmLaw 100 firms, insurers, NGO’s, celebrities, non-profits and government entities.

SOURCE Sylint Group, Inc.

CONTACT: For additional information, please contact: Leslie McCampbell-Hill, Communications Manager, Sylint Group, Inc., LMcCampbell-Hill@usinfosec.com, 941.951.6015, 240 N. Washington Blvd. 6th Floor, Sarasota, Florida 34236 USA, FL P.I. A2900240

Carah, a Smart Safety Watch with Function & Flair Launches on Kickstarter

K-ICT Born2Global Centre, a major Korean government agency, announced on August 21 that that its member company DNX launched the Carah safety watch on Kickstarter today for a campaign that will last 30 days. Carah is a real analogue watch with smart capabilities and a built-in SOS safety alert.

Carah, which without the ‘h’ means ‘friend’ in Irish, and ‘beloved’ in Latin, is the result of a collaboration between a computer science professor and a mechatronics expert. Together, they developed a smart safety watch that offers style, functionality, and personal security. The professor’s daughters who are studying abroad were an inspiration behind the product.

“I wanted to create a simple and effective way for my daughters to get help fast if they need it. This is why building a product with an SOS function was my number one priority,” said Prof. Grace Kwon, CEO of the company behind Carah. “But my daughters were quick to point out that they wanted more. Namely, it had to have useful and fun functions as well as be fashionable.”

Chosen by Newswatch TV as a highlight of its ‘back-to-school’ technology segment, the watch, which boasts a real analogue interface, has the ability to sound an alarm in the event of an emergency. A two-second push and hold of the watch will immediately alert the watch holder’s guardians and sound a loud siren. This simple, fast and intuitive action will send GPS information of the person seeking help, automatically alerting chosen guardians such as campus police or their community of helpers, giving the owner a sense that help is just a touch away.

In a world teeming with multifunctional devices and AI powered gadgets, a stand-alone alarm would have little appeal to a worldwide market. This is why Carah comes equipped with an abundance of useful functions, such as finding your phone, audio recording and one-touch timer. It has a step and run counter for calorie and fitness tracking. Through its Android and iOS pairing, Carah allows you to take a selfie photo and will alert you in the event you receive a text message or a social media notification. The watch utilizes top-quality Japanese movement technology and is made of highest grade materials, including scratch resistant glass and genuine leather straps.

“Developing a product for the mass market was no easy feat. But each time I heard of yet another emergency case that Carah could’ve prevented, I couldn’t help but use it as my motivation,” added Prof. Kwon.

With the product already developed and fine-tuned, the Kickstarter campaign plans to raise funds to fuel its mass production. A Kickstarter pledge of GBP80 (early bird), will guarantee Carah supporters a choice of one safety watch shipped by mid-January 2018, the official timeline for its worldwide distribution. The company promises its contributors the receipt of weekly updates and a hasty response time to questions. The watch will come with a one year guarantee and long term customer support.

To contribute to this Kickstarter campaign, please visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1147052832/164279589?token=535fdbd5

Related link: www.born2global.com

Contact:

Prof. Grace Kwon
CEO of DNX (Carah)
ekkwon227@gmail.com

Jina Lee
PR Manager of Born2Global
jlee@born2global.com

SOURCE K-ICT Born2Global Centre

CONTACT: Jina Lee, +82-10-9208-7773

Compression Therapy Market Worth 3.40 Billion USD by 2022

According to a new market research Compression Therapy Market by Technique (Static, Dynamic), Product (Compression Garment (Stockings, bandages, Wraps), Compression Braces, Compression Pump), Application (Varicose Vein, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Lymphedema, Leg Ulcer) – Global Forecast to 2022″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, this report studies the global Compression Therapy Market over the forecast period of 2017 to 2022. The global Compression Therapy Market is projected to reach USD 3.40 Billion by 2022 from USD 2.70 Billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 4.7%.

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Factors such as rising aging population; significant patient population suffering from DVT, varicose veins, and lymphedema; and availability of clinical evidence favoring the adoption of compression therapy in the treatment of different diseases are driving the growth of the market.

Based on product, the compression garments segment is estimated to account for the largest share in 2017.

Based on product, the Compression Therapy Market is segmented into compression garments, compression braces, and compression pumps. The compression garments segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the Compression Therapy Market in 2017. The large share of this segment is attributed to the use of compression garments in a wide range of indications such as varicose veins, edema, DVT, and lymphedema.

Based on technique, the dynamic compression therapy segment is estimated to witness the highest growth during the forecast period.

On the basis of technique, the Compression Therapy Market is segmented into static and dynamic compression therapy. The dynamic compression therapy segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Rising number of hip replacement surgeries globally (coupled with the increasing geriatric population and high prevalence of orthopedic diseases) and the higher incidence of target conditions such as DVT and lymphedema are the key factors driving the growth of the dynamic compression therapy segment.

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Based on application, the varicose vein treatment segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the market in 2017.

On the basis of application, the Compression Therapy Market is segmented into varicose vein treatment, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) treatment, lymphedema treatment, leg ulcer treatment, and other applications. The varicose vein treatment segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the global Compression Therapy Market in 2017. The growing prevalence of varicose veins is the main factor driving the growth of the segment.

North America is expected to dominate the Compression Therapy Market in 2017.

Geographically, the Compression Therapy Market is segmented into North AmericaEuropeAsia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America is expected to account for the largest share of the market in 2017. The market in North America is primarily driven by the rising number of orthopedic and spinal surgeries and the presence of a number of compression therapy product manufacturers in the region. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period. This high growth is attributed to the rapid expansion of target patient population in the region.

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Some of the major players in the market include BSN medical (Germany), DJO Global Inc. (U.S.), medi GmbH & Co KG (Germany), Tactile Medical (U.S.), PAUL HARTMANN AG (Germany), SIGVARIS (Switzerland), Sanyleg S.r.l. (Italy), 3M Company (U.S.), ConvaTec Inc. (U.K.), ArjoHuntleigh (Getinge Group) (Sweden), and Julius Zorn GmbH (Juzo) (Germany).

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Bigbelly Serves Patent Infringement Complaint to Ecube Labs Co. (U.S.)

Bigbelly, the world leading Smart City Solutions Provider specializing in smart waste and recycling systems, today announced that the complaint filed in the U.S. Central District Court on July 28, 2017 in California alleging infringement of two Bigbelly patents covering energy management technologies for solar-powered compactors has been formally served to Ecube Labs Co. (U.S.) on August 8, 2017. The same complaint filed against Ecube Labs Co. Ltd. (South Korea), and similar complaints filed in the German Court against EconX Waste Solutions B.V. (Netherlands) and German Ecotec GMBH are in the process of being served.

These patented technologies enable Bigbelly’s smart waste and recycling system to acutely manage an energy budget based upon the solar energy harvested and the energy needs of the station. It is imperative that solar-powered compactors function in locations with limited or no direct sunlight, since most waste bins are in proximity of buildings, trees and other infrastructure. When deploying a solar-powered, compacting waste solution, Bigbelly’s patented energy management is critical to its success.

Bigbelly is requesting that the U.S. and German courts issue rulings confirming that certain Ecube and EconX products infringe Bigbelly’s U.S. and European patents.

Specifically, with regard to the lawsuit in Germany, Bigbelly (Plaintiff) filed a complaint for patent infringement against EconX and its distributor, German Ecotec GMBH (Defendants), in the District Court of Munich I, Docket No. 21 0 1186/17 for alleged infringement of the German portion of EP 1 638 704 B 1 through the offering and sale of EconTOP waste compactor devices. Bigbelly requests an injunction against the offer and sale of the EconTOP devices in Germany, a recall of infringing products from the German market, the rendering of information and account, and damages for past infringement.

Regarding the lawsuit in the U.S., Bigbelly filed a complaint for patent infringement against Ecube Labs Co. (U.S.) and Ecube Labs Co. Ltd. (South Korea) for alleged infringement of U.S. Patents Nos. 7,481,159 and 7,124,680 through the offering and sale of Clean CUBE waste compactor devices. Bigbelly requests an injunction against the offer and sale of the infringing devices in the U.S., and damages for past infringement.

“Bigbelly remains committed to defending the technologies in our IP portfolio. We continue to assert our patents to protect Bigbelly’s investment in developing the world’s leading smart waste and recycling system,” said Brian Phillips, CEO of Bigbelly.

About Bigbelly

Bigbelly (www.bigbelly.com) is a prominent Smart City solution provider as the world leader of smart waste and recycling solutions. Deployed across communities, campuses and organizations in over 50 countries, the cloud-connected Bigbelly smart waste & recycling system combines smart, sensing, compacting stations with real-time software. Customers experience up to 80% collection reduction in addition to cleanliness, operational, economic, and environmental gains with Bigbelly.

 

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Probiotics in Animal Feed Market Worth 5.07 Billion USD by 2022

The report “Probiotics in Animal Feed Market by Livestock (Poultry, Cattle, Swine, Aquaculture), Source (Bacteria (Lactobacilli, Streptococcus Thermophilus, Bifidobacteria), and Yeast), Form (Dry and Liquid), and Region – Global Forecast to 2022“, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market was valued at USD 3.25 Billion in 2016 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2017 to 2022, to reach USD 5.07 Billion by 2022. The base year considered for the study is 2016, and the forecast period is from 2017 to 2022. The market is driven by factors such as growing awareness about animal health among customers, rising demand for nutrient-rich feed for animals, and increasing demand for quality animal products.

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The bacterial segment accounted for the largest share in the Probiotics in Animal Feed Market in 2016

On the basis of source, the Probiotics in Animal Feed Market has been segmented into bacteria (Lactobacilli, Bifidobacteria, Streptococcus thermophilus) and yeast. The bacteria segment accounted for the largest share in 2016. Health benefits such as increased lactase production, prevention of diarrhea, prevention of irritable bowel syndrome, and enhanced immunity of Lactobacilli make the strain most preferred option by animal feed producers, resulting in the largest market share.

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The dry form segment accounted for the largest share in the Probiotics in Animal Feed Market in 2016

The dry form segment held the largest share in the global probiotics market for animal feed in 2016. The use of dry probiotics helps in enhancing the shelf life of feed products, resulting in lower storage costs for feed manufacturers, thus increasing the demand for dry probiotics in animal feed. It is also a suitable ingredient for processed feed products, making it the preferred form for feed manufacturers.

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Asia-Pacific dominated the Probiotics in Animal Feed Market in 2016

In 2016, the Asia-Pacific region led the global market for probiotics in animal feed. Factors such as a large livestock base, high meat consumption, and increasing consumer awareness about the positive impact of probiotics on animal health are driving the Asia-Pacific market. Changes in dietary patterns have led to an increase in meat consumption in the region, which has led to the industrialization of quality meat production. The demand for healthy livestock is fueling the demand for probiotic-based animal feed in the Asia-Pacific region.

This report includes a study of marketing and development strategies, along with the product portfolios of the leading companies. It includes profiles of leading companies such as Chr. Hansen A/S (Denmark), Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Netherlands), Lallemand, Inc. (Canada),  Lesaffre & Cie (France), and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.). Other players include Novozymes A/S (Denmark), Calpis Co., Ltd. (Japan), Land O Lakes, Inc. (U.S.), Schouw & Co.(Denmark), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Alltech Inc. (U.S.), and  Mitsui & Co., Ltd.  (Japan).

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Eubiotics Market by Type (Probiotics, Prebiotics, Organic Acids, Essential Oils), Livestock (Swine, Poultry, Ruminant, Aquaculture), Form (Dry and Liquid), Function (Nutrition & Gut Health, Yield, Immunity, Production) – Global Forecast to 2022

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New Way to Sell Your Design Products in the 3rd Largest Market Japan; Promoting & Selling at Daikanyama, Tokyo

Strategy & Design Labo Inc. (HQ: Sumida Ward, Tokyo CEO: Hisashi Ogiso) has opened DESIGNERS’ FRIDGE as a new flagship store in Daikanyama, Shibuya Ward – the area highly famous even in the grand Japanese capital Tokyo for its sophisticated, tasteful fashion goods and design products – to provide prominent fashion design products from all over the world.

DESIGNERS’ FRIDGE sets three goals:
First is to bring the world’s unknown, excellent fashion goods and design products to Japanese people.
Second is to play a role as a satellite shop that supports the world’s manufacturers and creators who create fashion goods and design products, assisting them in accessing the Japanese market with its population of approximately 120 million and world’s third biggest GDP.
Lastly is to introduce fine Japanese products to foreign tourists.

For the first year 2017, there are wide varieties of line-ups for outstanding products from all over the world thoughtfully selected by different categories: Leather gloves from Czech Republic, Espadrilles from Spain, bags and hats from France, antiquarian book prints from UK, a stylish football brand from the Netherlands, stationary and art prints from Brooklyn, New York, leather products from Singapore, etc.

As for Japanese products, there will be items including collaboration goods from artisans and designers in Tokyo, especially from the Sumida Ward area where the old “Shitamachi” downtown culture from the Edo Era is still alive, mainly for foreign tourists.

DESIGNERS’ FRIDGE is planning to introduce new products from home and abroad each month. DESIGNERS’ FRIDGE is always recruiting foreign makers and creators that are in search for an opportunity for retail store sales in Japan in addition to their online sales. Direct contacts from those who are interested in access to the Japanese market are greatly welcomed. Also, as a community-based management, they provide Daikanyama area information on top of online item purchases.

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https://designers-fridge.com
Horii No.5 bldg. 14-11 Daikanyama cho Shibuya ward, Tokyo 150-0034 Japan

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Diesel Exhaust Fluid Market Growing at a CAGR of 13.06% During 2017 to 2022 Says a New Research Report at ReportsnReports

The diesel exhaust fluid market is forecast to reach $21.57 billion by 2022 from $10.64 billion in 2016 at a CAGR of 13.06% during (2017-2022) driven by the increasing penetration of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology in exhaust system owing to stringent emission regulations and frequent re-filling of DEF.

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The Asia-Oceania region constitutes the largest diesel exhaust fluid market for Original Equipment (OE) market. The Asia-Oceania region leads the diesel exhaust OE market owing to increasing vehicle production in countries such as China and India. The vehicle production in these countries is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4-5% over the period of next five years. The SCR penetration for vehicles in these countries is also expected to rise after the introduction of stringent emissions standards such as BS 4 and China 5 in 2017. This will lead to increased demand for DEF in this region during the forecast period.

The passenger car is the fastest growing vehicle segment in the diesel exhaust fluid aftermarket. The passenger car segment has historically been emitting higher NOx emissions as compared to other vehicle segments such as LCV and HCV. However, with stringent emission standards such as Euro 6, the NOx emissions for passenger cars have been reduced to a very low level. To reduce the NOx emissions, exhaust after treatment has become a mandate in various countries. On the other hand, around 90-95% of heavy commercial vehicles are already equipped with SCR. Hence, the passenger car segment offers a huge opportunity for the DEF aftermarket.

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The diesel exhaust fluid market is dominated by a few global players. Some of the key manufacturers operating in the market are Yara International (Norway), China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) (China), CF International Holdings, Inc. (U.S.), Total S.A. (France), and BASF SE (U.K.). There are certain key innovators gaining attention in the diesel exhaust fluid market including Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Japan) and Shaw Development LLC (U.S.).

The construction equipment constitutes the largest off-highway diesel exhaust fluid OE market globally. Construction equipment works in harsh conditions and must be capable of handling heavy loads. Thus, the power requirement of these vehicles is higher than that of on-road vehicles and other off-road vehicles such as agricultural tractors. Further, Tier-IV regulations have been implemented across various countries for off-highway equipment, which mandate manufacturers to reduce particulate matter and nitrogen oxide levels by 50%-90%.Hence, the increasingly stringent emission norms for construction equipment are driving the off-highway diesel exhaust fluid market.

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The rising stringency of vehicular emissions in North AmericaEurope, and Asia is responsible for the increase in diesel vehicles with SCR and thus is the main driver for increasing DEF consumption. Also, DEF has a huge demand in the aftermarket. A mid-class passenger car needs 0.26 gallons of DEF per 620 miles, and an SUV/MPV requires 0.4 gallons of DEF per 620 miles. Hence, there is a frequent need for DEF replacement or refill, which drives the aftermarket. However, the market growth is restrained by the increasing sales of battery electric vehicles. As these vehicles run with a pure electric power train, the need for an exhaust system is eliminated.

In the process of determining and verifying, the market size for several segments and sub segments gathered through secondary research, extensive primary interviews were conducted with key people. In Tier 1 (50%), Tier 2 (33%) and others (urea suppliers) (17%) companies were contacted for primary interviews. The interviews were conducted with various key people such as C-Level (50%), Directors (33%) and others (sales & marketing managers) (17%) from various key organizations operating in the diesel exhaust fluid market. The primary interviews were conducted worldwide covering regions such as North America (14%), Europe (29%), AsiaPacific (43%) and RoW (14%).

Another research titled Exhaust Systems Market Global Forecast to 2021 says, the exhaust system market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.45%, to reach a market size of $59.02 billion by 2021. Increase in need for Advanced After-treatment devices will give rise to demand for exhaust systems. Passengers cars have the largest growing market in vehicle type segment for exhaust system. Asia-Oceania & North America: Fastest-growing market for exhaust system and its components. Companies such as Faurecia (France), Tenneco Inc. (U.S.), Eberspacher (Germany), Futaba Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan), Sango Co., Ltd (Japan), Benteler International AG (Austria), Friedrich Boysen GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Yutaka Giken Co., Ltd. (Japan), Sejong Industrial Co., Ltd. (South Korea) have been profiled in this 202 pages research report available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/290083-automotive-exhaust-systems-market-by-geography-asia-pacific-north-america-europe-row-by-vehicle-type-passenger-cars-lcvs-hcvs-by-fuel-type-gasoline-diesel-by-after-treatment-device-dpf-doc-scr-twc-nox-adsorber-trends-forecasts-to-2019.html .

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‘China Exposure’ Will Have Significant Impact on Global Business

A new report from The Conference Board warns that global firms face significant exposure risks stemming from China’s global economic and financial integration.

China exposures” are the positive or negative impacts that China-related developments could have on business. They are both unintentional—the inadvertent consequences of changes in China’s economic conditions—and intentional—the result of China’s national and global economic initiatives.

Businesses around the world are often blindsided by these impacts because (1) China’s economy is difficult to read, (2) transmission channels are poorly understood, and (3) the resulting exposures can be both direct and indirect. The report emphasizes that whether or not multinational companies operate there, China factors will inevitably impact their business. Executives need to understand the gamut of potential China exposures, so they can position their companies to exploit associated opportunities and mitigate risks.

“Global China exposures for national economies, MNCs and financial institutions are numerous, and they are intensifying in terms of reach and magnitude,” said David Hoffman, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Managing Director of The Conference Board China Center. “Many business leaders intuitively grasp, and continually assess, their respective business exposures related to market, economic or political conditions or unfolding events inside China itself. However, there persists a critical gap in understanding by global businesses and financial institutions regarding China’sprobable and plausible impacts on the global economy and the business environment outside China.”

China’s Initiatives on the Global Stage
China’s economy, the world’s second-largest, is deeply connected to global trade and investment. China has initiated a wide range of ambitious global development projects that bear watching for their impacts on regional economies and businesses. Examples include:

  • The “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative could significantly alter supply-chain economics and national competitive dynamics in Asia by either creating a new set of emerging markets in Central Asia, Indochina, and the Indian subcontinent or creating a set of dependency risks across these regions if large-scale projects fail or cause political or social instability.
  • Development aid programs in Africa or the Middle East could enhance economic prospects in these regions, or, if governance failures occur, further weaken political and institutional foundations.
  • High-speed rail, nuclear, and civil works exports could provide much needed infrastructure to reignite stagnant growth in advanced markets, but they could lead to instability if quality standards aren’t met or financing arrangements prove to be commercially unfeasible.
  • China’s engagement with key international economic institutions—e.g., the IMF, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank—and the promotion of new adjunct institutions it has founded could positively impact current institutional systems in need of renewal, or it could upend these systems by virtue of China’s different approaches to independence, intellectual property, transparency and rule of law.

In addition, there are many other China exposures that do not register on the dashboards of senior executives even though they could exert significant effects on local markets across the world. These include impacts on real estate, tourism and talent flows into international labor markets.

Looking Ahead: Planning for China Exposure
For near- and medium-term planning purposes, the exposures The Conference Board considers highly plausible and most important for the C-suite and strategy functions to consider include:

  • A more significant GDP slowdown in China than is currently anticipated and its deflationary impacts.
  • Defaults of Chinese loans and bonds held by international commercial banks and sovereign central banks.
  • Significant deterioration in geopolitical relations between China and its key economic partners.
  • Dramatic new volatility in the value of the RMB, or a major retreat in the RMB internationalization program, and the surge in outflows that could overwhelm monetary environments in recipient markets.
  • Unexpected demand-side shifts in China’s domestic market—in the consumer, industrial or commodity space—whether positive or negative.
  • Retaliatory trade and investment policies undertaken by Beijing in the event of more stringent treatment of Chinese international players and exporters by Western capitals.
  • Substantial investment projects along the OBOR region and the opportunities/risks that they present—along with the (less likely) long-term changes they may induce—including medium- and high-speed rail in Southeast Asia and Africa, port build-outs in South Asia and Africa, the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor, energy infrastructure in Central Asia and Southeast Asia, and general “special economic zone” construction across the entire region.
  • Global market disruptions caused by newly competitive and strongly supported Chinese digital industries, resulting from the Made in China 2025 domestic initiative.
  • Volatility in outbound Chinese capital caused by opaque and unpredictable capital control regimes, and the strain they inflict on MNCs’ ability to repatriate cash.

The report recommends a two-pronged approach in preparing for these exposures:

  • A deep understanding of China’s economic condition and its likely future evolution is crucial. Dedicated resources, internal and/or external, should be assigned to this task. Knowledge about the channels through which domestic events in China can spread abroad and impact business operations is critical.
  • Chinese outbound projects should be monitored for potential company-specific business impacts. MNCs must assess whether project funding from China and its partners is likely to materialize and, if so, whether a given host country is likely to follow through on the project in question.

Source: China’s Global Impact: The Business Exposures and Economic Implications of a Globalizing China
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Asian-American Media Leaders Launch World’s First K-Beauty Social Network At KCON

South Korean exports have ignited a global craze, and among those exports, Korean cosmetics—commonly known as K-beauty—are among the most popular and profitable, with US sales hitting $225M in 2016.

In response to the rise of K-beauty, tech entrepreneur James Sun has assembled a team of Asian-American media leaders and influencers to launch the world’s first K-beauty-focused social network at W2Beauty.com. The W2Beauty social network is fully integrated with an editorial and shopping site, which utilizes a Seoul-based direct sourcing and fulfillment team to identify and provide cult items, trending products, and major new releases to global consumers.

Sun says, “As a Korean-American, I’ve had a desire to bridge the creative talents, culture, and products from Korea to the rest of the world. Korean dramas and Korean beauty are a natural extension of this global phenomenon.”

International K-beauty fans’ hunger for community is apparent on social media. According to consulting group Preen.me, Instagram users created 15 million posts about K-beauty between 2014 and 2016, with K-beauty Instagram posts having received over 500M social interactions.

Until now, however, users have been segregated among generic platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit. Seeing the success of other subject matter-focused communities, like Twitch and the wine lovers’ social network Vivino, as well as his own K-drama site Dramabeans.com, which boasts over 14M users in the past 12 months, Sun set out to provide a similar platform for K-beauty fans to engage in peer-to-peer interactions.

To support the community with expert educational content, Sun assembled an editorial team and “K-Beauty Squad,” featuring leaders from Asian-American and beauty media. The team is led by editor in chief Anna M. Park, former EIC of Audrey magazine, and top English-language K-beauty blogger Jude Chao as editor at large. Other contributing editors include Coco Park, author of Korean Beauty Secrets: A Practical Guide to Cutting-Edge Skincare and Makeup, K-beauty influencer Sheryll Donerson, as well as an array of leading beauty vloggers.

Sun says, “K-beauty is not only for Asians or Koreans. In fact, the right K-beauty products can be perfect for skin types all around the world. Our team of writers and influencers are Asian, Latina, African American, and we have customers from the Middle East to Latin America to Australia.”

The first wave of K-Beauty in the global market was heavily focused on retail and ecommerce. Sun and his team envision their comprehensive social shopping community as K-beauty 2.0.

Contact:
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jude@w2beauty.com

About W2Beauty

Launched in 2017, W2Beauty is the one-stop destination for everything K-beauty with community, shopping, and editorials. W2Beauty is a US-based company with a direct sourcing team located in South Korea, enabling customers to enjoy the credibility, service, and trust of a US company with the true insider access and expertise of the Korean team.

 

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Jublia Business Matching system launched to upgrade the Medtec China 2017 Experience

To accelerate the upgrading of the Medical Device industry and provide a highly efficient platform for Medical Device manufacturing, education, and research in China, Medtec China 2017 (The 13th Exhibition of Medical Design and Manufacturing in China) will take place on 20-22 September 2017 in Shanghai.

Upgraded Business Matching Service forges productive business opportunities

Medtec China 2017 has enhanced the Business Matching service to realize a better user experience for the intelligent meeting system and the onsite service follow-up plan. This productive service will be provided to 300 suppliers from 23 countries and regions throughout the world, including over 350 brands and 50 new exhibitors who will gain access to hundreds of buyers and be able to make precise business appointments. The intelligent meeting making system – Jublia – has been enhanced in order to customize the user experience. Accompanied by an activity contingency plan, based on the user’s different product needs, the system intelligently screens exhibitors and professional visitors in order to provide a professional and efficient business invitation platform for both parties, which ensures a high exhibitors and visitors’ participation rate of return.

There are 6 zones at Medtec China with exhibits covering the entire R&D and manufacturing chain for medical devices: these include the R&D and Design Services, Software, and Consultants sector; the Materials, Components, Tubing and Extrusion, Surface Treatment, and Adhesives and Adhesive Products sector; the Electronic Components, Motors, Pumps and Valves sector; the Automation, Molding Services and Equipment, Cleanrooms and Environmental Control sector; the Contract Manufacturing Services sector; and the Testing, Metrology, Inspection and Calibration Equipment & Supplies sector.

This year, a German pavilion is for the first time participating in Medtec China, and Singaporean and Taiwanese pavilions will be present with more exhibitors as well. Further, Wacker Chemie AG, Mirodia, and Mascot Power will debut at the brand show area to provide more choices for professional buyers’ one-stop procurement. If you would like to participate as a professional visitor in our business matching service, please Click Here to register. (Note: Please check participation in the business matching in the questionnaire)

Help buyers target relevant exhibitors efficiently

Medtec China provides an efficient procurement platform to professional buyers. Users can select criteria such as country, product category, and people in charge according to their exact needs, and the system will, with the cooperation of the exhibitors, automatically match parties to arrange meeting schedules. According to the schedule, both participants will receive reminders over different periods to ensure that both parties appear on time at the “Business Matching-Making Zone” at Medtec China. Besides, staff are delegated to follow up each and every meeting to make sure the service is more efficient and convenient.

Help Exhibitors find target clients

During Medtec China 2015, the Business Matching Service platform received extensive praise. Exhibitors can make contacts with pre-registered buyers and insiders or those who have already planned to visitor the exhibition so that they can prepare their products, materials and services in advance, which greatly enhances the probability of business cooperation. Currently, hundreds of companies looking to procure products and services have registered to participate in the Business Matching Service including 3M, Baxter, Le Pu Medical, Shanghai Minimally Invasive Medical, Weigao Orthopedics, Long Hop Medical, and Shinva Medical Instrument Co., Ltd. Moreover, a large number of VIP overseas buyers will be participating so in terms of both number and quality, the Business Matching Service has made substantial advances.

Register now to score more benefits:

  •   Free show directory (including comprehensive information on all exhibitors)
  •   Dedicated entrance to improve efficiency
  •   Chance to win a free Apple Watch
  •   Get the latest medical technology and product information every month

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  1. Online Registration:
    Click the link to register on Medtec China official website www.medtecchina.com
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    If you are a group of more than five people visiting, please call us to simplify the process: +86-10-5765-2523

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