"Meet Finland in Singapore" Week brings new healthtech and immersive technology opportunities for Singapore businesses and start-ups
 
Oct 12, 2018
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- Virtual Finland and 3-D education concepts wowed visitors
- Healthtech innovations using Big Data and AI drew strong interest

SINGAPORE, October 12, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The recent “Meet Finland in Singapore” Week ended on a positive, upbeat note. It has drummed up significant interest among the business and investing community.

It has opened up new Singapore-Finland collaboration opportunities in healthtech, travel tech, edutech and Virtual Reality and Augmented innovations.

Ms Kadri Haljas, Chief Executive Officer of Triumf Health, a Finnish Healthtech startup company remarked : "The Finland super-week in Singapore was organized incredibly well so it was a pleasure to take part in those events!" Our participation in the panel discussions, meetings and presentation of our healthcare gaming solution at the various receptions and Finland booths helped us receive a lot of attention from journalists, hospitals, investors, with whom we are following for potential deals, future research and collaboration”.

Triumf Health was part of the single largest Finnish delegation of more than 10 heatlhtech companies to visit Singapore to attend this Finnish business and tech event from Sept 12 to 19!

The Embassy of Finland in Singapore, Business Finland and Cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Turku brought in a total of 120 Finnish delegates comprising innovators and tech companies to promote awareness and business collaboration between Finland and Singapore.

The key themes on healthtech, traveltech, edutech as well as AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) innovations were on display which saw over 400 participants in attendance.

The Finnish ambassador to Singapore, Ms Paula Parviainen said, “Singapore is a smart nation, and a lucrative market for solutions in health tech/AR VR. Both countries recognise the need to create efficient ways of taking care of the aging population and developing new innovative solutions in entertainment and travel using AR/VR technologies to cater to the changing lifestyle and rising expectations of consumers.”

Networking events, dialogue and investor receptions as well as the "Coolest tech hub" booth at the SLUSH Singapore, and the Finnish Singapore showcase at Techinnovation 2018 had drawn significant interest among the investing and business communities in Singapore.

Several enabling and ready-to-market technologies in health and wellness found ready demand in Singapore as the country seeks to adopt Smart Health solutions to deliver enhanced healthcare services more effectively and efficiently to the public.

Meria Heikelä director of Finland’s National Personalized Health Program commented on the opening of the Finnish healthtech dialogue session. “Big data and analytics have presented Singapore and Finland with many opportunities to deliver solutions for personalised healthcare.

“In healthcare, there is increasing pressure to produce services more cost-efficiently and offer more patient-centric and tailored towards personalized care. We are therefore very pleased to work with Singapore to create solutions for personalized patient-centric care pathways that consider the special needs of patients”

The iCory project is funded by Business Finland and backed by a consortium comprising Finnish health and wellness companies, universities and hospitals. The iCory ecosystem, which included Finnish healthtech firms such as Triumf Health, seeks to create intelligent and coherent patient-centric solutions for surgery pathways by using latest technologies such as machine learning and robotics for personalization.

Finnish participants of the iCory project are exploring collaboration with two hospitals in Singapore: KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) and National University Hospital (NUH).

Said Ms Kadri Halijas, Triumf's CEO said, "Some markets are not ready for digital health solutions, but Singapore is definitely one of the leaders in the world. Also, the fact that the top management that we met specifically pointed out the importance of psychological support in disease management is unique in the global context. To summarize, I would say that the meeting with the leadership team of Singapore health organisations was highly beneficial for us as we saw that we would be a good fit in Singapore."

Finnish AR and VR innovators transform entertainment and travel Virtual Finland, Virtual travel and 3-D education using AR and VR tools have impressed visitors. A total of six startups in the areas of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) and Traveltech showcased their tech
breakthroughs!

Helsinki-headquartered VR company, Zoan, gave visitors a preview of Helsinki, its digital buildings - i.e. apartments and commercial spaces before they are built; and a virtual tour of Finland!

Mr Miikka Rossendahl, CEO and founder of ZOAN, an AR/VR technology company offering powerful VR and real time 3D experiences for marketing, travel and education, said, "We were impressed with the opportunities that we had in Singapore to showcase our unique solutions to potential investors and partners. We also got much media attention for our unique VR showcase.

“Our Virtual Finland solution can let visitors see and experience the wonders of our country without even physically being there. Immersive technologies like ours will transform not just design for architecture and real estate development but also travel - especially for those who have physical limitations!"

Other innovative start-ups in the traveltech sector include Virtual Traveller and Tripsteri. Virtual Traveller allows visitors to travel the world "at the blink of the eyes" and gain flight points via a VR travel experience while Tripsteri is a trend-setting travel app for avid frequent travellers to book, plan, network, share views and enjoy their trips.

Another company, Grip3D, uses AR/VR modelling to transform learning especially for the young. The concept of 3D-Education and new AR/VR tools were shared with visitors who were keen to explore how these can be applied to enhance learning as well as teaching.

Food packaging technology company, Koepala also showcased new eco-friendly packaging concepts for the fast-food industry. It’s Innovation Director, Mr Janne Asikainen, said “We benefited from a great amount of exposure, from being interviewed live on radio to presenting our sustainable packaging solutions at specifically arranged platforms and meetings. The activities in Singapore has enabled us to gain key market knowledge and contacts that include potential partners and investors, setting up the stage for us to start working in the Singapore market very soon”.

On the slew of activities held during the week, Ambassador Paula Parviainen said, "From the positive feedback received, our Meet Finland in Singapore platform certainly offers excellent opportunities for Finnish and Singapore companies to exchange innovative ideas, seal partnerships and explore new collaborations. We are optimistic that more business deals and even closer working relationships will flourish in the years to come."

About Finland
Finland believes in equality, democracy and taking good care of each other. Good education is the cornerstone of our society. These are the reasons why we are on the top of all kinds of country rankings from clean air to quality of life.

Finland is functional. We look for practical solutions and deliver innovations to both industries and everyday life of people. Finland is green. We have fresh air, pure water, green forests, clean energy and clean technology. Our Nordic nature has inspired us to look for well-designed and sustainable solutions.

Finland is educated. All Finns have equal opportunities to study and learn. Thanks to our world class education system, we find joyful solutions to both local and global challenges

About City of Helsinki
Helsinki, the most functional and sustainable city in the world, built on social cohesion, famous for its design and high-tech, committed to bringing people together through authentic experiences, interesting spaces and nature explorations. A city of fascinating contrasts; peace and pulse, city and nature, light summers and dark winters. Over 460 years of history, several architectural layers and the impact of different periods make the city attractive and unique.

Helsinki provides a platform for entrepreneurship and supports businesses to innovate and create new while remaining sustainable. Joint efforts of the city, its citizens and businesses is turning Helsinki into the world’s leading test bed for solutions that tackle global problems. The unique mix of Helsinki combines functionality, reliability, holistic view on sustainability, arts and culture offerings, hi-tech skills, great use of open data and a comprehensive understanding of human-centric design. All in one compact Nordic city in the happiest nation of the world. Finland.

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Energy-saving Products and Green Tech at Eco Expo Asia
 
Oct 09, 2018
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9 October 2018 – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the 13th edition of Eco Expo Asia will run from 25 to 28 Oct at AsiaWorld-Expo, featuring some 330 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions.

Groups from the Chinese mainland’s Hunan, Zhaoqing and Inner Mongolia will participate for the first time, joining 13 international pavilions to showcase the latest green technologies. In line with the government’s efforts to push the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, various cities will gather in the Greater Bay Area Zone to present local green opportunities. The Environment Bureau will cooperate with different government departments to form an HKSAR Government booth, the largest zone at the expo, to promote environmental policies and a range of green projects.

“We are currently facing a range of environmental challenges across the globe,” said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. “The business sector and governments across Asia have been actively promoting waste reduction and energy saving. As Asia’s leading innovative technology hub, Hong Kong can provide the latest solutions for carbon reduction and drive the region’s development of the environmental industry through events such as Eco Expo Asia, bringing together a wide array of innovative green products and technologies.”

Mr Chau noted that there are plenty of business opportunities in the green market. According to the government’s Census and Statistics Department, the value added by Hong Kong’s environmental industry in 2016 was HK$8.4 billion, growing 6.7% year on year. Statistics also showed that investment in the environmental sector on the Chinese mainland, including environmental pollution control, waste management and energy-saving, is projected to exceed Rmb$15 trillion during the 13th Five-Year Plan period.

Commenting on the importance of Eco Expo Asia, Alice Cheung, Deputy Director of the Environmental Protection Department, said she hopes the event will enhance cooperation and exchange between the government and industry players, promote the enormous opportunities in Asia, encourage the business sector and government departments to conduct green sourcing, and help to raise public awareness on environmental issues.

Nine Thematic Zones: Startup Zone Showcases Innovative Green Technology

To promote waste-reduction awareness among businesses and the public, Eco Expo Asia has adopted a new theme this year – “Waste Less Save More for a Low-carbon Future”. The expo will feature nine thematic zones, including Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency, Green Transportation, Waste Management and Recycling and the Startup zone, presenting a comprehensive range of green products and technologies.

An increasing number of start-up companies are being attracted to invest in research and development in green products and technologies. The expo’s Startup Zone will feature products from 20 fledgling companies, offering them a prime opportunity to connect with potential investors and business partners. Some of the start-up products and technologies were showcased at today’s Eco Expo Asia press conference, with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) highlighting its patented innovative soundproofing metamaterials that outperforms traditional soundproofing material such as sponge and rock wool. This pioneering technology is highly effective in blocking sound in adverse conditions and can be applied to power generation and energy systems, transportation and household appliances.

Green Transportation Zone: Ready and Charged for a Test Drive/Ride

One of the hottest environmental trends is the development of green transportation that will help to reduce exhaust emissions and carbon footprint. Several eco-vehicles and charging devices will be on display at the expo, including the Nissan e-NV200 electric car that is equipped with a 40kWh high-capacity lithium battery offering 80% chargeability in 40 minutes. Hyundai’s second-generation commercial hydrogen fuel cell electric car, Nexo, will also be presented at the expo. The model is the first hydrogen fuel cell electric SUV to be showcased in Hong Kong, with a drive distance of over 600 kilometres and a five-minute fuel fill time.

Visitors can enjoy a test drive or test ride of the electric vehicles at the expo. For registration, please visit the expo’s website (https://bit.ly/2RsVGJK) or queue on-site.

Eco Asia Conference: To Unveil Green Policies and Business Opportunities

The Eco Asia Conference will run concurrently with the expo, bringing together government officials and business leaders from various countries and regions to share their insights on a range of issues. Experts from Australia, Canada and Hong Kong will discuss smart water management solutions and the latest wireless sensor network for metropolitan smart drainage systems. Officials from the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry & Information Technology and Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China, together with other mainland officials, will share the country’s latest green policies and initiatives to prevent water pollution in the pan-Pearl River Delta region. In addition, the Hong Kong Construction Association and the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics will organise the “Smart Construction for Quiet” Symposium, where experts from the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore will discuss the latest developments in construction noise-control policies and innovative methods for quieter construction.

Green Mart and Workshops on Public Day to Promote Green Living

Eco Expo Asia will open its doors to the public on the last day of the event (28 Oct) to promote green living. Free shuttle bus services will be offered between the venue and other locations in the city throughout the fair period. Visitors can shop for innovative environmentally friendly products and health products at the Green Mart, and join sustainable workshops to make frosted glass jar lamps. The Start Small, Start Now documentary, which highlights Hong Kong’s plastic-waste problem, will also premiere on Public Day. At the Public Day Forum, a representative from the Hong Kong Observatory will assess the impact of global warming on Hong Kong while a Water Supplies Department representative will share tips on smart water usage.

The concurrent Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo (26-29 Oct) at the AsiaWorld-Expo will showcase outdoor lighting, industrial lighting, advertising lighting, lighting accessories, parts and components for construction design. In addition, the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will be held from 27-30 Oct at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), creating synergy and more business opportunities for exhibitors.

Fair Website
Eco Expo Asia: www.ecoexpoasia.com/tc

Media Enquiries

Please contact the HKTDC’s Communication and Public Affairs Department:

Christine Kam Tel: (852) 2584 4514 Email: christine.kam@hktdc.org

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Over 3,000 educators, policymakers & technology leaders to gather at Asia's largest education technology event to assess future of Asian education
 
Oct 05, 2018
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SINGAPORE, Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology is changing the way we live, work and learn and it is having a profound impact on how we teach, where we teach and what we teach. EduTECH Asia will address issues across the education spectrum -- from early childhood & preschool, to K-12, tertiary education and special education, bringing together more than 3,000 senior K-12 and tertiary leaders, policymakers and technologists from over 30 Asian and global education markets. Featuring an in-depth conference and technology exhibition, the event taking place from 9-10 October will discuss and debate the profound impact of technology in education, focusing on the importance of learning spaces and how they will reshape the future of learning.

"As the biggest education conference in the region, EduTECH Asia will address the issues that educators need to focus on to make Asia a leader in preparing students for the future workplace. The conference addresses how Asia can cope with the rapid pace of tech transformation, working towards a common goal of developing platforms that suit the demands of the future," said Ms. Sharon Roessen, Managing Director of Terrapinn Pte Ltd, organizer of EduTECH Asia.

In 2018, we introduce 3 distinguished keynotes

  • The Learning Explorer, Alex Beard who will touch on the future of learning and how to adapt.
  • The Pedagogy Innovator, Ken Montgomery who will look at how new pedagogies like design thinking and problem solving can transform tomorrow's workplaces
  • The Learning Space Champion, Pramod Tripathi who looks at nextgen learning spaces and how it impacts student learning

    Other notable speakers include:

  • Adrian Lim, Director (Digital Literacy and Participation, Digital Readiness Cluster), Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA)
  • Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and Lifelong Kindergarten, MIT Media Lab
  • Kynan Robinson, CEO, NoTosh Inc.
  • Lucy Crehan, International Education Consultant and Researcher, United Kingdom
  • James Waldron, Principal, EtonHouse International School, Suzhou
  • Penny Robertson, Founder, AIS Indonesia
  • Dr. Jane Ching-Kwan, Director, Shool4kidzs, Singapore
  • Adam Cole, Head of The Bradbury Club, Head of Science, Sacred Heart College, Australia
  • Venka Purushothaman, Vice-President (Academic) & Provost, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
  • Brett Salakas, Educator MYP, MLC Sydney, Founder #aussieED and WorldSTEM
  • Mike Gilmour, Deputy Principal, GEMS World Academy, Singapore
  • Jeanette Buckley , Head of Junior School, The Winstedt School, Singapore
  • Addressing the needs of learners today, the three-day exhibition and conference supported by Singapore's Info-communications Media Development Authority ("IMDA") and the Employment and Employability Institute ("e2i"), will host a variety of workshops, presentations and panel discussions, alongside over 80 exhibitors who will be sharing their latest technologies in the industry.

    "As we enter Industry 4.0 and our economy becomes increasingly digitalised, the speed at which new technologies are developed is exponential. The half-life of skills is becoming shorter and learning must go above and beyond the walls of a classroom - it can now happen on-the-go, delivered bite-sized on mobile platforms, or carried out with the help of AI. e2i is pleased to support EduTECH Asia as they work with partners to bring up the technological capabilities of the education sector, working towards Education 4.0 and changing the game of learning," commented Mr. Gilbert Tan, CEO of e2i.

    "We are proud to collaborate with international thought leaders and exhibitors with the latest technologies in the education sector. With the future of learning being so closely intertwined with technology, we look forward to seeing how these ideas can be brought to life," added Ms. Sharon Roessen, Managing Director, Terrapinn Pte Ltd.

    This year's EduTECH Asia will be the first to include an interactive Robotics Zone and Entrepreneurship Village and will run a hackathon for students, challenging young minds as they tackle education issues of today, stretching the limits of their creativity. The winning teams will get to present their ideas to senior educators on the second day of the conference.

    From digital learning apps to open-source learning platforms, exhibitors at EduTECH Asia include Lenovo, Wacom, D2L, Moodle, Reactor, Me3D, Janison Pty Limited and more. Attendees will benefit in hearing from exhibitors and industry experts on the latest in teaching strategies and cutting-edge technologies.

    The event will take place at Singapore's Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre from 9-10 October. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/2QckjJ7

    PRNewswire is the Official News Distribution Partner at EduTECH Asia 2018.

    EduTECH Asia
    Date: 9-10 October 2018
    Conference opening hours: 08:30 - 18:30
    Exhibition opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00
    Halls 401-403, Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore
     www.edutech.asia

    Registration for the free expo pass can be done: http://bit.ly/2QckjJ7

    About Terrapinn
    Terrapinn events inspire and transform business.

    We've been sparking ideas, innovations and relationships that transform business for over 30 years. Using our global footprint, we bring innovators, disrupters and change agents together. Discussing and demonstrating the technology, strategies and personalities that are changing the way the world does business.

    Whether you're looking to make new connections, introduce product or inspire change in your industry, we invite you to join us as agitators of change.

    Terrapinn -- spark something.

     www.terrapinn.com

    About e2i

    e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) is the empowering network for individuals and companies seeking skills and solutions for growth. Since 2008, e2i has assisted more than 600,000 individuals through our career guidance, professional development, and job matching services. With an extensive network of partners, e2i offers hiring, training and productivity solutions to businesses. We are an initiative of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to support nation-wide manpower and skills upgrading initiatives. For more information, please visit http://www.e2i.com.sg.

    Note: Press registration for the conference is compulsory and advance scheduling for speaker/sponsor interviews is recommended. Final issuance of press passes is subjected to Terrapinn's discretion. For your press pass, please contact the following:

    Jessica Foong
    Tel: +65-6322-2715
    Jessica.foong@terrapinn.com

    Source: Terrapinn Pte Ltd

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    Singapore International Robo Expo 2018 returns against Exponential Change in Industry
     
    JCN Newswire
    Oct 04, 2018
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    Tradeshow will focus on next generation robotics technologies

    SINGAPORE - (ACN Newswire) - The Singapore International Robo Expo (SIRE) 2018 will return on 1-2 November to the Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The 3rd edition of SIRE will focus on next generation robotics in both its conference as well as exhibition showcase, addressing the entire value chain - from technology research and development to test bedding, to final commercialisation and go to market.

    "The strong growth in the Asia Pacific region has reinforced SIRE as a key platform for the robotics and automation sector to respond to rising demand," said Mr Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director, Experia Events. "Set against the dynamic backdrop of fast-paced innovation and technology changes, our theme this year spotlights 'Riding Opportunities in Exponential Change'. SIRE provides a strategic gateway for industry leaders, government officials, research and academia to exchange insights, participate in solutions-based discourse, forge partnerships and explore business opportunities."

    SIRE 2018 offers a holistic and integrated programme for all the stakeholders in the robotics community -from thought leadership insights for decision makers to investment opportunities for venture capitalists and companies, from the latest innovative solutions for industry buyers to expert huddle sessions open to all trade visitors.

    A key showcase will be the series of seven transformative robotic solutions developed by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) with support from the National Robotics Research & Development Programme Office (NR2PO). These solutions, together with the commercial launches to be announced at SIRE 2018, underpin the full value chain approach of the National Robotics Programme, which not only nurtures the development of advanced robotics technology but also sees it through to test-bedding and finally to licensing and commercialization.

    These robots work on the principle of intelligent and automated reconfiguration by replicating the human elements of adaptability and reactivity. They are able reconfigure or reshape themselves to adapt to the environment or overcome obstacles in order to effectively carry out their tasks, overcoming limitations that hinder earlier generations of robots. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage with the engineering teams who developed these robots to fully understand the purpose of these new technologies and how they can be applied in practical solutions.

    "Robotics can be a Singapore success story and we are well on our way to reaching that goal," said Mr Terence Teo, President, Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA). "We have the talent base to create it, the capital and investor interest to fund it, the infrastructure to support its development, the economic diversity to apply its solutions and the network to grow it regionally.

    "SIRE brings all these together as we work closely with NR2PO, the driving force behind the nationwide industry transformation maps (ITM) for robotics in Singapore. SIRE is the ideal platform for companies keen on commercialising the robotics solutions developed by local R&D institutes, as there is a huge market potential for these robots to be deployed locally and across the region."

    Kicking off the conference programme will be the opening keynote from the Executive Advisor for Robotics at Toyota Motors, Mr Masanori Sugiyama, who will present the company's vision on partner robots, robots that are expected to be utilized as partners to coexist with people for various social needs.

    A special session will feature for the first time ever the sharing by multiple government agencies of their pain points and challenges faced in the deployment of robotics in various public sectors. This session will give industry players a first-hand view of the important public sector-led demand for robotics solutions.

    The conference will also look at the business model of resource sharing and collaboration and how it would apply to the robotics industry with its own unique characteristics and challenges. For healthcare, one of the most key sectors for robotics, SIRE will explore its integration with artificial intelligence and internet-of-things to bring robotics in healthcare to a whole new level of sophistication.

    The conference will also cover other key areas of robotics such as the exciting arena of start-ups and venture capital, the highly relevant supply chain and logistics sector that drives Singapore's status as a transhipment hub, and the power of women in robotics.

    SIRE 2018 is inspired by Industry 4.0 evolution, deep-diving into "Autonomous Robotics" technologies. SIRE is the only dedicated robotics-centric platform in Singapore and in ASEAN. This year, SIRE will once again host government and private sector leaders as well as research and academia representatives. The objective is to share, address economic & social challenges, co-create solutions and forge partnerships. SIRE's mission is to promote industry growth, spearhead adoption as well as elevate Singapore's status as a leading robotics hub.

    ROBOTICS AUTOMATION AND RESEARCH LABORATORY, SG:
    hTetro: A Tetris-inspired Floor Cleaning Robot
    Animation of the hTetro transforming its shape to fit the environment:
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkEUYQzD4-k

    Mantis: An Agile Glass Facade Cleaning Robot
    Animation of the Mantis crossing the barrier between glass panels:
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af9ZP_OaZ5Q

    About Singapore International Robo Expo (SIRE)
    The Singapore International Robo Expo (SIRE) is the industry's leading regional event for industrial and service robots. As the Asia Pacific region continues to be a key growth driver for the global robotics and automation industry, SIRE is the regional platform where attendees can gain key insights, ignite business opportunities and discover fresh solutions amidst this staggering industry growth. SIRE is organised by Experia Events and co-organised by Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA). Please visit  www.sire.com.sg.

    About Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA)
    Incorporated since 1982, SIAA is a professional association for companies and professionals in the Automation, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Robotics sectors. SIAA plays a crucial role in galvanizing the Automation, IoT and Robotics (AIR) community with its extensive line-up of programs and events. As SIAA spearheads the automation related initiatives, it also aims to foster industry collaboration and advancement through staging of flagship industry platforms.

    SIAA's member charter is to serve as the voice of members and provide members with opportunities to increase their market presence as well as to internationalize their businesses. Forming alliances with various organizations locally, regionally and on the international front is also top priority for SIAA to reach out to like-minded groups who through the strategic alliances are able to come together for greater synergy in collaborations to continue to serve our respective communities more meaningfully. Please visit  www.siaa.org.

    About Experia Events Pte Ltd
    Experia Events specialises in exhibitions and conferences of strategic interest, fostering industry development and thought leadership. It has the highly successful Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest aerospace and defence event; IMDEX Asia, Asia Pacific's flagship maritime defence show; Rotorcraft Asia, the premier dedicated event for the global civil helicopter industry; Unmanned Systems Asia, which presents the future of unmanned systems across a vast spectrum of commercial and defence applications; and Singapore International Robo Expo (SIRE), the only dedicated trade event in Singapore for Asia's robotics sector.

    Experia Events' expertise also extends to the government and lifestyle sectors, through key events such as the World Cities Summit, Singapore International Water Week and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore. With a proven track record underscoring its aspirations to stage events that influence, Experia Events aims to diversify its range of strategic events globally. Please visit  www.experiaevents.com.

    Please contact:
    Marilyn Ho
    Experia Events Pte Ltd
    Director, Communications
    T: +65 6595 6130
    E: marilynho@experiaevents.com

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    Full Programme announced for LNG2019 - the only LNG event owned by the industry, run for the industry
     
    Sep 25, 2018
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    The 19th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG2019) is presented by the International Gas Union (IGU), Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) - the only LNG event owned by the industry, run for the industry. The theme of LNG2019 is “LNG for a Sustainable Energy Future”.

    The 2019 edition will be the biggest LNG event ever held in China, the world’s fastest growing LNG market. China overtook South Korea as the world’s second-largest LNG importer in 2017 with imports of 38 million tonnes, 46 percent higher than the previous year. Asia has been the focus of the industry’s greatest investments in LNG import and export infrastructure in recent years and China now has 21 LNG receiving terminals, providing the perfect backdrop to LNG2019.

    LNG2019 Programme Committee Chairman Dr Nirmal Chatterjee comments: “The LNG X series of events stand out from all other natural gas related conferences due to the depth and breadth of the commercial and technical contents of its sessions. In the commercial area we delve deeper into the financial and regulatory aspects of market and project development, very specific new markets and opportunities, and, above all how emerging markets and opportunities in China and Asia are changing the very nature of financial and project structuring. The technical sessions show how we are making the industry safer, more reliable, more environmentally sustainable, more innovative and more cost efficient. The presenters all are experts in their own field and we have been delighted with both the quality and quantity of abstract submissions for the 2019 edition.”

    The Plenary Programme now features over 25 leaders of the LNG industry, including CEOs of both Chinese and international companies such as CNPC, Beijing Gas, Chevron, KOGAS, Total, Gazprom, Cheniere Energy, Petronas and many more. These high-level, globally relevant sessions will focus on the future of LNG across topics including ‘The Global Outlook for LNG’, ‘A Sustainable Fuel for a Sustainable Future’, ‘The Changing Map of Supply’ and ‘Opportunities in the China LNG Market’.

    Following a successful Call for Abstracts, the remainder of the programme has now been confirmed in a mixture of commercial and technical Paper Sessions, LNG Forums and the Research & Innovation Showcase.

    The LNG Forums consist of panellists exploring the challenges and potential of specific areas of the LNG industry. These highly topical discussions will look at LNG within the global energy transition, technical innovations, what the industry has learnt from floating LNG and the diversity of LNG plant capacities.

    LNG2019 delegates can look forward to commercial and technical sessions covering topics including:
    • LNG Market Growth & Industry Sustainability
    • Drivers for Demand Creation Across the World
    • Linking the Value Chain for Financeability
    • LNG Infrastructure Projects: Cases & Trends
    • Commercial Evolution & the Changing Industry Dynamic
    • Digital & Sustainable Future
    • Shipping & Floating LNG
    • New Technical Applications in Asia Pacific
    • New Designs and Technology for Projects

    These sessions feature senior speakers from companies such as ExxonMobil, Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ), Petronas, TechnipFMC, Shell and CNOOC to name just a few. The full LNG2019 programme and confirmed speakers can now be viewed on the event website including information on training courses and the unique Technical Tours of Shenergy’s gas facilities also available to conference delegates.

    Early Bird Delegate Registration is now open – book before 2 November 2018 to save $445. Visit www.lng2019.com/registration.

    About LNG2019
    The 19th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas is presented by the IGU, GTI and IIR and is the only LNG event owned by the industry, run for the industry.

    The event is supported by the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and hosted by the China LNG Association, China Gas Society, The Chinese Association of Refrigeration and the China Gas Association. It will be the largest LNG event ever to be held in China – the world’s fastest growing LNG market.

    From 1-5 April 2019 Shanghai will host over 11,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors representing 550 companies from more than 80 countries.

    About the Owners

    About IGU
    The International Gas Union (IGU) was founded in 1931 and is a worldwide non-profit organisation. The members of the IGU are associations and corporations which represent over 95% of the global gas market. www.igu.org

    About GTI
    Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is a leading research, development and training organisation addressing energy and environmental challenges to enable a secure, abundant, and affordable energy future. www.gastechnology.org

    About IIR
    The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is an independent intergovernmental science and technology based organisation which promotes knowledge of refrigeration and associated technologies that improve quality of life in a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner. www.iifiir.org

    Useful links and information
    Visit our website - www.lng2019.com
    Download the delegate brochure – https://www.lng2019.com/brochure-download/

    Contact: Amy Jordan, Head of Marketing, CWC Solutions
    Email: ajordan@thecwcgroup.com
    Phone: +44 20 7978 0019

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    HKTDC "In Style • Hong Kong" Opens in Ho Chi Minh City
     
    Sep 20, 2018
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    20 September 2018 – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) launched its international mega-promotions “In Style • Hong Kong Symposium” and “In Style • Hong Kong Expo” at GEM Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam today. Senior officials from Vietnam, as well as Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and Vincent HS Lo, Chairman of the HKTDC, officiated at the symposium opening.

    “For decades Hong Kong has been a partner to Vietnam in many ways,” Mr Lo said. “As the world’s focus falls on Asia, now is the time to deepen our partnership and expand our collaboration.” He added that there will be more opportunities to expand not only the flows in trade and investment, but also in talent, expertise and social and cultural aspects.

    "Over the past five years, merchandise trade between Hong Kong and Vietnam has grown, on average, almost 10% a year. There’s also a strong Hong Kong business community in Vietnam, ranging from garment manufacturing to property development and investment banking," said Mr Chan. He also underlined Hong Kong's strengths as the world’s leading financial centre in Asia, and highlighted that the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area Development creates additional opportunities for Hong Kong as well as the countries and companies that work with the city.

    Le Hoai Trung, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, and Le Thanh Liem, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, were guests of honour at the event. “‘In Style • Hong Kong’ 2018 attracts Hong Kong and Vietnam businesses participants in. This is the vivid evidence that we both attach great focus on economic cooperation between Hong Kong and Vietnam,” said the Deputy Minister.

    Mr Le Thanh Liem, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City remarked: “I believe that with the ‘In Style • Hong Kong’ event, we will not only know more about Hong Kong’s prestigious, quality products and brands, but we will also have opportunities to enhance trade connectivity and promote and create a platform for collaborative development, not only on the economic side but also in other aspects such as culture and society.”

    Hong Kong-Vietnam: Partnering for Prosperity

    The symposium promoted Hong Kong’s multi-faceted advantages as a regional hub in Asia and spotlighted the city’s strength in professional services. Moderated by HKTDC Director of Research Nicholas Kwan, the main symposium featured Hong Kong business leaders including Jonathan Choi, Chairman of Sunwah Group, John Cheh, Vice-Chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, and Wallace Lam, Managing Director, Co-head of Global Banking, HSBC Hong Kong, who shared practical insights on the opportunities presented by the Hong Kong-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and discussed how both regions could collaborate to stay competitive and expand their global businesses together.

    The thematic sessions highlighted opportunities in cross-border e-commerce and discussed how Hong Kong’s strengths in logistics services, as well as creative design, branding strategy and licensing solutions, can help Vietnamese enterprises upgrade their business in Asia.

    To meet growing demand from Vietnamese companies, a Business Support Zone was set up where 11 Hong Kong services providers from various fields – including design and branding, accounting, logistics, information technology, architecture and management consultancy – delivered free on-site business consultation services to participants from Vietnam and other ASEAN countries.

    The two-day “In Style • Hong Kong Expo” (20-21 Sept) connects importers, distributors, retailers, e-tailers, mail-order houses, department stores and specialised shops in Vietnam and neighbouring ASEAN countries with Hong Kong companies. Product zones include Activewear and Fashion, Gourmet and Delicacies, Fashion Accessories, Premium Houseware, Gifts and Toys, Fine Jewellery, Electronics, and Watches and Clocks.

    lose Ties between Hong Kong and Vietnam

    Vietnam is Hong Kong’s largest export market among ASEAN members and sixth-largest export market globally, taking in US$10.2 billion worth of exports from the city in 2017. Vietnam was also Hong Kong’s 10th-largest trading partner in 2017 and the first seven months of 2018. Last year, trade volume between Vietnam and Hong Kong amounted to US$18.11 billion, an 11.7% increase year-on-year. Key areas of Hong Kong and Vietnam cooperation include manufacturing, logistics, food and seafood processing, hotels and hospitality.

    Media Enquiries
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    Interpets is in full swing preparing for its ninth edition
     
    Sep 18, 2018
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    Interpets 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- the four-day international fair for a better life with pets – is preparing for its ninth edition, taking place from 28 – 31 March (Thu – Sun) 2019 at Tokyo Big Sight. The show will again feature a unique concept by showcasing pet-related products and services, and providing a platform where new ideas and business can be developed. It will bring together the pet industry with the fields of housing, interior design, fashion, IT, automobiles, tourism and leisure.

    Key Interpets 2019 product categories will be represented in specific zones at the show, such as ‘outdoor & leisure’, ‘living, interior & pet products’ and ‘fashion & accessories’. Interpets will also feature some special themes such as ‘cats’, ‘birds & small animals’ and ‘aquarium’. This will help stimulate visitors’ imaginations, and will make it easier for them to discover their desired items and services.

    The eighth edition of Interpets 2018 welcomed record breaking figures of exhibitors and visitors. The success of the previous event, which featured 24% more exhibitors and 10% more visitors than the previous year, proves the fair has cemented its position as the largest international fair for the pet-related industry in Japan, and also for pet owners and potential pet owners. In fact, 85% of total exhibition space of Interpets 2019 has already been booked by existing and new exhibitors around the world.

    Corresponding with the increasing number of overseas exhibitors, Interpets 2019 will again provide fringe programmes for them. A business matching programme will be offered to overseas exhibitors on the first day of the show, inviting decision making buyers from leading wholesalers, trading houses and retailers in the pet industry in Japan. In addition, the show will organise a seminar on the Japanese pet market as well as a bus tour to pet shops in Japan, to compliment the fair as a firm business platform.

    The size of the pet market has shown steady growth in recent years, and grew by 1.0% (up to 13.6 billion USD) last year. The largest increases were seen in the fields of premium pet food, healthcare products and services, veterinary care and pet insurance[1]. This shows pet owners’ increased demand for a healthier, safer and more comfortable living for pets.

    Fringe programmes of Interpets 2019, participatory events, seminars and lectures, will add even more variety to this year’s product coverage, such as those related to the Internet-of-Things, for example. This means Interpets 2019 is an excellent event for pet owners, potential pet owners and anyone in the indusry who is seeking a comprehensive range of products, information and services.

    The fair will open exclusively to trade visitors on 28 March, and then to both trade and public visitors from 29 – 31. It is also once again held concurrently with the “FCI Japan International Dog Show” organised by the Japan Kennel Club under the title “AJPET (ALL JAPAN PET EXPO in TOKYO).”

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    Malaysia Eyes Dubai to Explore Markets in the MENA Region
     
    Sep 18, 2018
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    Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 18 September 2018: The Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA), which aims to promote entrepreneurship through franchising, has chosen Dubai – a global business and financial destination and the 3rd edition of ‘The Global Franchise Market Exhibition’, to explore the emerging and lucrative markets in the Middle East North Africa region, connect with local, regional and international franchisors and brand owners and expand their businesses within the region.

    This year, TGFM, the official franchising event in Dubai, brings together leading investors, master franchisees, licensees, entrepreneurs, and leading brands in various sectors and it is expected to attract over 2,000 visitors and participants and witness the participation of over 100 leading brands from 80 countries. Among the 5 pavilions participating in TGFM, Malaysia is joining as one of the biggest pavilions offering a great platform for B2B meetings.

    Commenting on the active participation of Malaysian franchisors and franchisees at TGFM, Datur Radzali Hassan, Chairman of MFA, said, “Dubai, which is home to more than 120 nationalities, is a global tourist destination and a commercial hub in the GCC that provides a great business and investment platform for entrepreneurs from Malaysia seeking new opportunities and leading franchisors and franchisees looking for new markets. At TGFM, Malaysian Franchise Association, aims to leverage Dubai’s position as an international franchise destination and test their products viability and brands reach within the region. With a diverse list of brand owners, franchisors and franchisees in many categories such as: ‘Food & Beverage’ and ‘Education’, I am highly confident that MFA can maximize its results and connect with many local franchisees and franchisors, consultants, service providers and suppliers.”

    He added, “Within many countries, the GCC region have always been a strategic location for Malaysian franchisors to grow their market, Dubai in particular was the first to offer “freehold property” to foreign investors, which catapulted UAE’s status as an international property investment hub. With nearly 1,200 Malaysian franchise outlets operating in GCC countries as of last year, at TGFM we are looking forward to forge new partnerships and collaborate with local partners to expand our footprint in the region.”

    On his part, Eng. Anas Al Madani, Vice Chairman and Group CEO of INDEX Holding, said, “Today, Dubai has become a key global business and financial hub, owing to its strategic location, favorable climate for investment, several new policies and regulatory mechanisms. The city has become among the most sought-after destinations for investors, entrepreneurs, franchisors and start-ups. In addition, Dubai is among the first cities in the region, which was quick to realize the benefits of the franchise business model in many key sectors including education, transportation and tourism. Major global companies and top franchise operators have already established their footprint in the emirate while many more are seeking new avenues for investment and expanding their businesses through their franchise partners within the region.”

    He added, “As the franchise market in the UAE and Dubai in particular is rapidly maturing, we are witnessing a trend where a growing number of international brands are expanding in the region. Over 200 brands participated in the last two editions of TGFM and more brands are choosing the show to connect with investors and franchisees, and I am highly confident that TGFM will offer Malaysian brands unprecedented opportunities to expand and grow.”

    Key highlights of MFA at TGFM:

    Malaysia Franchise Association will be involved in a number of activities through its exclusive pavilion at TGFM, with the presence of many franchisors, franchisees and brand owners seeking new opportunities in Dubai and the rest of the UAE. Some of the leading brands representing Malaysia at TGFM include: The Manhattan Fish Market (F& B), Marrybrown (F&B), Smart Reader Kids (Pre-School Education), Global Art (Pre-School Education). In addition, MFA will be expected to make key announcements, launch new partnerships and involve in many Memoranda of Understandings with various government entities and partners in the UAE.

    The Global Franchise Market (TGFM) being held from the 5th to the 6th of December this year, is organized annually by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions – a member of INDEX Holding with the support of the Department of Economic Development – Dubai and under the strategic partnership of Franchise Souq and Francorp Middle East.

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    DIHAD offers a ray of hope to Syrian children at 'Mrajeeb Al Fhood' Refugee Camp in Jordan
     
    Sep 11, 2018
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    Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2018: Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition – DIHAD, in cooperation with the UAE Red Crescent Authority and the support of the UAE Embassy in Jordan, launched earlier a humanitarian initiative to support the Syrian refugees in the Emirati- Jordanian Refugee camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’ in Zarqa Governorate, near the Jordanian capital, Amman. The campaign, involved providing and distributing a total of 2,400 school bags, stationery and other essential educational supplies for the students of the camp. The initiative aims for giving a hand to the Syrian refugee children and bringing a smile to their faces, by providing the necessary school supplies before the start of the new academic year.

    DIHAD delegation headed by Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of DIHAD, were received by Mr. Mohammed Mubarak Al Mansouri, Camp Director where they took a tour in the camp and were briefed about the different facilities provided in the camp such as; clinics, a hospital, school, library amongst others and they had a closer look into the refugees’ daily lives.

    On the sidelines of the visit, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of DIHAD Conference and Exhibition presented a token of appreciation to Mr. Mohammed Mubarak Al Mansouri, Director of the Emirati-Jordanian Camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’, in recognition for his distinguished and noble efforts in the interest of the Syrian refugees.

    "As DIHAD is considered the region’s sole humanitarian voice, and a global forum that addresses many issues facing the world; our visit today to the Emirati- Jordanian Refugee Camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’ was a ray of hope to our brothers and children of the Syrian refugees who had to leave their home due to the ongoing Syrian conflict. We also aim through this visit to give a hand to all the people who are sparing no efforts to provide the best services for the refugees in the camp under the guidance of the UAE wise leadership.” said Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani the Executive Chairman of DIHAD.

    He also added: “the Emirati- Jordanian Refugee Camp is a great example for the cooperative relationship between the United Arab Emirates and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; especially in the field of humanitarian aid as the efforts of both countries in providing relief and humanitarian support give hope to those who are in dire need. On this occasion, I would like to seize the opportunity to thank the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Jordan, and the Emirates Red Crescent for their great support for this unique initiative.

    "Through our visit to the camp, we have distributed a total of 2,400 school bags, stationery and other essential educational supplies for children to enable them to pursue their education which is the cornerstone in reconstructing of their homeland and a way for a decent life.” he said.

    Commenting on the quality of services provided in the camp, Dr. Al Madani said: "I have visited many international camps in many countries, but the level and quality of services provided at the Emirati- Jordanian Refugee Camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’ was beyond expectations and it is a source of pride for the UAE as a whole. The services cover different fields ranging from education and health to even professional services like a sewing workshop and others, which would help the camp residents to live a somehow normal life.”

    On his part, Mr. Mohammed Mubarak Al Mansouri, Director of the Emirati-Jordanian Camp ‘Mrajeeb Al Fhood’ said: “On behalf of me and the rest of the staff and volunteers, I would like to deeply thank DIHAD delegation and INDEX for their valuable visit and their humanitarian contribution in drawing a smile and give hope to the children of the camp. I would like also to thank all those who were involved in organizing this remarkable initiative, which reflects the spirit of brotherhood, and mitigate the suffering of the refugees.

    DIHAD Conference and Exhibition has become a world-renowned humanitarian gathering, which puts the spotlight on the humanitarian aid and relief efforts of the region and the world and aims to make a difference in the lives of the needy populations by enhancing joint efforts between various organizations in the government and private sector while also developing mechanisms and coordinated programs to mitigate humanitarian crisis and empower individuals to face challenges.

    It is worth mentioning that DIHAD Conference and Exhibition is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, from the 12th to the 14th of March, 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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    Japan Jewellery Fair 2018 Encourages Buoyant Retail Sales to Drive Strong Exhibitor Demand
     
    Aug 28, 2018
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    TOKYO, Aug. 28, 2018 -- Japan's most prestigious jewellery exhibition focused on retailer buying for the upcoming Christmas and Year-End season, the Japan Jewellery Fair, opened its doors today with 450 companies from 11 countries around the world exhibiting an extensive array of high-end jewellery, pearls, diamonds, gemstones and accessories.

    The Fair, organised by the Japan Jewellery Association and UBM, organizer of the world's largest jewellery exhibition in Hong Kong as well as many other Asian cities, marks its 26th edition this year. The Japan Jewellery Fair is a trade-only exhibition that features parallel events such as the unveiling of the winners of the 2018 Japan Jewellery Association's (JJA) Jewellery Design Awards, the announcement of the "Jeweller's Choice Woman of the Year," and a full program of fashion shows, seminars and workshops.

    "Demand for exhibit space at this year's show has been high reflecting the current buoyancy of Japan's jewellery market. The increase in international tourists visiting Japan is driving growth in retail sales across the board including luxury items such as jewellery. Retailers such as jewellery shops and department stores use the Japan Jewellery Fair to place their orders for the all-important Christmas and Year-End retailer season. We are also seeing growing numbers of professional buyers from overseas visiting the Fair to source products from Japan as they are guaranteed the best quality and highly competitive prices. We are looking forward to a busy show over the next three days."

    Japan Jewellery Fair 2018 Highlights:

    Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, Visits Japan Jewellery Fair

    As one of Japan's highest-profile politicians, Ms. Koike is regularly in the news and wears sophisticated and stylish pieces of jewellery when in public. So we were delighted that she visited the Japan Jewellery Fair today to meet the winner of the Governor of Tokyo Award in JJA Jewellery Design Contest and talk about the importance of the jewellery industry.

    2018 JJA Jewellery Design Awards - The Most Important Jewellery Design Competition in Japan

    Today the Japan Jewellery Association (JJA) officially announced the winners of the 2017 edition of the JJA Jewellery Design Awards today. The design awards are regarded as the most prestigious jewellery design competition in Japan with a 29-year history. The award-winning jewellery items were featured in a lavish catwalk fashion show and have been put on display in a special event zone for the duration of the Fair.

    Yasuko Matsuyuki Chosen as 2018 Woman of the Year

    Each year the Japan Jewellery Fair selects an outstanding woman personality as the winner of "Jeweller's Choice Woman of the Year." This year, Yasuko Matsuyuki, one of the most popular actresses in Japan, was chosen and she will make a stage appearance to talk about her recent career and her thoughts on jewellery on the second day of the Fair.

    Spotlight on Pearls

    This year the Japan Jewellery Association and the Japan Pearl Promotion Society have launched a nationwide campaign to promote pearls. Under the slogan of "Pearls at Twenty", the campaign is aimed at encouraging young women who are coming of age to appreciate the beauty, versatility and utility of owning a set of pearls. A special seminar will be held at Japan Jewellery Fair to highlight the campaign.

    Source: UBM Japan Co., Ltd.

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