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Passport Health Continues Expansion

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 17 dicembre 2019

Passport Health, the world’s largest provider of travel medicine, announces its international expansion to London, England. This marks the beginning of an international expansion plan put in place by CEO David Tedesco.Passport Health dominates the travel medicine market, with over 300 clinics network-wide, which includes 30+ clinics in Mexico and Canada. The London office will be the first outside of North America, providing travel health, corporate wellness and other services to London’s avid international travel community. Started in a single office over 25 years ago in Baltimore, MD by Fran Lessans, Passport Health became a franchise organization spanning the United States. From there, the organization expanded into Canada and Mexico. After receiving numerous online inquiries from London, Tedesco began to take a look at expanding into the European market.
Ranked 6th in the world for travel readiness by the World Economic Forum, London provided a large travel market and no language barrier, making it a prime expansion location for Passport Health. The company will offer the same high-touch service in its new London clinic that has been foundational to its North American success, including destination-specific consultations as well as travel vaccinations and medicine to ensure those traveling outside the UK have a safe and healthy trip. Passport Health plans to continue its expansion, both domestically and internationally, to ensure international travelers have the education, vaccinations and medications they need to travel well. Passport Health is an Outlier company.

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Gateway Adds Retail Banking Executive to Lead Expansion

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 dicembre 2019

Gateway First Bank announced today Greg Wagner is joining the team as Retail Banking Executive. Wagner will be responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of all Retail Banking Centers as well as Gateway’s Retail Consumer Banking product line, product delivery, and client experience. In May of 2019, Gateway Mortgage Group merged with a 100-year-old community bank to create Gateway First Bank. For the first time in history, a mortgage company evolved to become a bank, combining the technology and service that made Gateway Mortgage successful with the strength, security, and product breadth of a bank. “Gateway is committed to a better way to bank,” says Stephen Curry, Chairman and CEO. “Greg is the kind of person who rolls up their sleeves to look at every aspect of the customer experience, including product design, technology utilized, and quality of service provided. We are leading the way in financial services while remaining intensely focused on our founding principle that we will deliver on our commitment ‘on time, every time.’” Wagner brings over 25 years of retail banking leadership with the last 10 years at BOK Financial as the Senior Vice President of Consumer Delivery. He has overseen consumer and small business results across delivery channels, including 125 banking centers in eight states, small business delivery team, and call center sales, secure message and chat. Throughout his career, Wagner has led over 200 Banking Centers in diverse metropolitan, suburban and rural communities. Wagner’s specialty is leading high performing teams to deliver best-in-class results in employee engagement, client experience, unit profitability and operations management.

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Zoovu Continues Global Expansion with New Office in Berlin

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 24 novembre 2019

Zoovu, the AI Conversational Search Platform, today announced the opening of its new office in Berlin, fueled by major new client wins and double-digit growth in its workforce. This news comes on the heels of several major announcements, including a $14 million Series B funding round led by Target Global and Beringea. Zoovu also tripled its customer base in just over one year and expanded its product offering to deliver a first-of-its-kind, AI-powered platform that solves the “choice paralysis” phenomenon through AI conversational search to engage, understand, convert and delight.The Berlin office opening will allow Zoovu to better serve its growing customer base in the region and foster closer partnerships. This opening is the latest as Zoovu continues its exponential growth, with other new offices and expansions including London, Boston, New York, Sao Paulo, and Vienna.Zoovu is hiring exceptional talent to support growth in the region. Candidates who are ready to shape the future of Conversational Search are welcome to apply.

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Vista Equity Partners Announces Asia Expansion

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 novembre 2019

Vista Equity Partners today announced the opening of Vista Consulting Group’s (“VCG”, and together with Vista Equity Partners, “Vista”) Singapore office. VCG is the affiliated consulting arm of Vista, the leading investment firm focused on enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses. The new office will serve as the Asia headquarters for VCG, expanding Vista’s presence and providing additional operational support for Vista companies in the region and their almost 14,000 employees. The Singapore office, located in the Centennial Tower, is indicative of the firm’s continued strong commitment to Asia. Currently, more than 20 Vista portfolio companies have offices in the region, with 13 in Singapore. As part of the announcement, Vista portfolio company Apptio, a provider of software that fuels digital transformation, named Singapore as its Asia headquarters as it focuses on driving sales and other opportunities throughout the region. Another Vista portfolio company, RDC, announced earlier this year that it also was naming Singapore its Asia headquarters.
Vista was one of the first investment firms to develop its own dedicated consulting organization. Vista draws on nearly two decades of expertise and best practices investing in and operating enterprise software companies and is committed to partnering with entrepreneurs, founders and executives to grow their companies through capital as well as operational support. Vista’s Singapore office opening ceremony was held on Friday and attended by representatives from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and other strategic partners, executives from Vista portfolio companies, and government and business leaders from across the region.

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Vonage Accelerates Expansion in Asia Pacific

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 25 ottobre 2019

(NYSE:VG), a global business communications leader, is continuing its rapid expansion throughout the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with a second Australia office. Located in Melbourne, the office will provide an excellent facility for the company’s sales and customer support teams, while offering capacity for substantial growth.The new office, on Collins Street, in the heart of the city, is an integral part of Vonage’s plans for expansion throughout Australia, where it already has an office in Sydney, and the broader Asia-Pacific region. It follows the appointment of Adam Savage as APAC General Manager for Vonage’s Applications Group, offering contact centre and unified communications. With these two offices, Vonage is positioned to conveniently cover more territory and offer customers, including Prospa, Vaillant and Positive Lending Solutions, the best possible service.With a combination of unified communications, contact centre and programmable communications APIs, Vonage is helping businesses to create a frictionless and more meaningful end-to-end communications experience. This unique set of capabilities provides businesses – and their employees – with the tools to add the features and functionality they need to enhance internal collaboration as well as external engagement with customers, driving a better overall experience for all.Adam Savage, APAC General Manager for Vonage’s Applications Group, comments, “We have a fantastic opportunity to enable customers to address the challenges of delivering greater efficiency, effectiveness and business insight, while empowering them to offer incredible service to their customers. We have kept an accelerated growth rate in APAC and have scaled our staff to match our ongoing market penetration. Our new office in Melbourne will enable us to expand further and serve more customers with more efficiency.” “Vonage has an established presence throughout Asia Pacific and is investing further in the Australian market to meet the growing demand for business cloud communications,” said Alan Masarek, CEO of Vonage. “We are the only cloud communications company to combine deep CRM integrations with the full range of programmable communications used by a business’s employees and customers.” Masarek continues, “An integrated communications experience is critical as businesses undergo digital transformation and we’re proud to not only be driving great experiences for our customers but are also helping them create great experiences for their own customers and employees.”

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Revolut Chooses Visa as Lead Issuing Partner to Drive Rapid Global Expansion

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 ottobre 2019

Visa (NYSE:V) and Revolut, the leading fintech in Europe, today announced a new agreement that will help Revolut expand its business globally. Leveraging Visa’s brand, scale and global acceptance footprint, Revolut will be able to bring its product offerings to five new regions, reaching 24 new markets, for a total of 56 markets globally. Under the terms of the agreement, Revolut will primarily issue Visa-branded cards in the global expansion.
Revolut offers consumers a range of digital financial services via a mobile application, including currency exchange, budgeting and person-to-person (P2P) payments, all linked to a Visa card. Building on the success of its existing agreement in Europe, Visa will enable Revolut to launch initially in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and the United States, followed by Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine and Vietnam. “We are excited to build upon our existing collaboration with Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, which will bring to life our shared vision for seamless, innovative payment experiences,” said Nikolay Storonsky, founder and chief executive officer, Revolut. “The new global agreement with Visa is timely for Revolut as we move into a number of new markets to offer even more consumers the control, flexibility and innovative features that our European customers have been benefiting from for years.”

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Blue Tie Global Accelerates Its International Expansion

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 agosto 2019

Blue Tie Global Pvt. Ltd, a new age professional networking platform that focuses on objective driven networking, today announced the launch of its application for Android and IOS devices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Expansion into other GCC and Middle Eastern markets are in the pipeline as the business penetrates into international market.Founded by Mumbai based serial entrepreneur brother duo, Kalyan and Kunal Garud, BlueTie provides a platform that allows users to discover and access like-minded professionals with mutually symbiotic objectives, even beyond their individual networks.“With the fast paced work life, meeting people who share the same goals as you, acts as a catalyst to your growth. BlueTie’s objective driven networking approach addresses this gap – making networking simpler and more effective. Our 225k BlueTie users in India reiterates the belief that, the need to shift the focus from network building, to networking exists globally. Our launch in UAE is a step in this direction and we are excited to redefine how professionals network across the globe,” said Mr. Kalyan Garud, Founder & Executive Director – BlueTie.

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SSG adds Hong Kong Office to Growing List of APAC Locations, with More Expansion Planned

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 17 luglio 2019

Selling Simplified Group, Inc. (SSG) announced today its further expansion in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region with the opening of its new Hong Kong location. With existing offices in Singapore, Sydney, and India, the forthcoming Hong Kong office will be the company’s fifth APAC location.SSG, a privately-held provider of proprietary B2B data and marketing solutions, specializes in demand generation and data services. With 100M+ global B2B records, the company has become a key player in the APAC region, fulfilling a need for localized, detailed company and contact data.Since releasing Visionayr, its new end-to-end marketing solution, last quarter and piloting it with select APAC clients, both feedback and demand for the company’s services have been overwhelmingly positive, stated SSG’s CEO and founder, Michael Whife. Visionayr, which allows users to run interactive content marketing programs using the company’s proprietary data, supports multiple Asian languages to create highly personalized and localized experiences. The company recently debuted Visionayr at the SiriusDecisions Summit in Austin this past May to a larger, highly targeted marketing audience, who received the solution favorably.High demand for the Visionayr product, along with continued regard for the company’s existing APAC presence and local support, were key factors in Whife’s decision to launch the Hong Kong location.
Whife also noted the strength and quality of the company’s APAC data as having contributed to their success in the region, and as a key differentiator for the company in a competitive space.The company’s Hong Kong location is slated to be staffed and operational by the end of the upcoming Q3. The expansion in Hong Kong comes at a time of global growth for the company, in the wake of multiple new software product releases and a transition to a subscription-based, SaaS company model. Whife says that he expects further expansion in APAC to follow towards the end of the year and in the first half of 2020.

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Expansion to Multi-Product Cancer Diagnostic Platform Company

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 Maggio 2019

Novigenix SA, a leading ImmunoTranscriptomics company that develops and commercializes products for early cancer detection and precision medicine today announced the appointment of Dr. Jan Groen to the position of Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors.Dr. Jan Groen has many years of experience in the life science industry with a focus on emerging technologies, product development and commercialization. Dr. Groen was previously the President and CEO of MDxHealth SA (Euronext), an epigenetic diagnostic company focusing on urological cancers. During his 9 years at MDxHealth, Dr. Groen oversaw growth of total cumulative revenue to over US$100 million, the raising of more than US$80 million in equity financing, the establishment of a CLIA service laboratory in the United States and an ISO service laboratory in Europe, and the team expansion to over 220 staff to sell their prostate and other cancer diagnostic tests. Dr. Groen is co-founder of ViroClinics, founder CEO of DxOrange and has held numerous international executive management and board mandates in international diagnostic companies. He currently serves on the board of Angle Plc and Destina Genomics. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Medical Microbiology from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, a BSc in Clinical Laboratory Studies, and has published more than 125 papers in international scientific journals in the field of clinical diagnostics
Novigenix is committed to unravel a new understanding of the human host response against cancer. The company was founded on the vision that ImmunoTranscriptomics will bring unprecedented advances in diagnosing and treating cancer patients leading to significant improvement in healthcare. Novigenix’s unique ImmunoTranscriptomics technology enables an accelerated identification of disease specific mRNA signatures of circulating immune cells, which combined with machine learning and predictive algorithms, can predict onset and progression of disease. The Company has established a valuable multicultural biobank and database of over 1,400 patients at risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) and has launched its first blood-based molecular diagnostic product, Colox®, for the early detection of colon cancer. Colox is currently being distributed in Switzerland by Unilabs and Dr. Risch laboratory.

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Spotify Announces Expansion of Strategic Partnership with Samsung

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 11 marzo 2019

Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT) today announced the next step in its strategic relationship with Samsung Electronics by providing users with frictionless access to Spotify on Samsung mobile devices1. In addition, new Spotify consumers in the U.S. with select Samsung Galaxy mobile devices, including the just-launched Galaxy S10, may qualify for six months of free Spotify Premium, redeemable in app2. Starting on March 8, Spotify also will be pre-installed on millions of new Samsung mobile devices globally.
Spotify has been deeply integrated with Bixby, Samsung’s intelligence platform, designed to work across Samsung’s ecosystem of devices, Spotify also enhances the Bixby Home screen by providing Spotify content and recommendations tailored for each listener.As previously announced in August 2018, Spotify became Samsung’s go-to music service provider. Spotify will continue to support Samsung devices this year to enable Samsung and Spotify users to discover and enjoy music in new ways.

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CyrusOne Announces New Appointments to Support Global Expansion

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 16 novembre 2018

CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ: CONE), a premier global data center REIT, today announced that Tesh Durvasula has been promoted to President, Europe, charged with oversight of the European organization and leadership of CyrusOne’s expansion in a region with strong, fast-growing data center demand. Durvasula, who currently serves as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Commercial Officer, has been with CyrusOne for six years, a period during which the Company’s revenue has nearly quadrupled. In addition, John Gould has been promoted from EVP, Global Sales, to EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, with responsibility for leading the sales and marketing organizations. Durvasula and Gould will both report directly to Gary Wojtaszek, President and CEO of CyrusOne. These promotions are effective December 1, 2018.“I am thrilled to have Tesh lead our European expansion efforts as we plan to develop the largest platform on the continent, taking advantage of a unique opportunity to capitalize on accelerating demand across the region, particularly for the larger-scale deployments in which we specialize,” said Wojtaszek. “He has built a world-class sales organization and driven significant growth during his tenure at CyrusOne, and I look forward to leveraging his capabilities to deliver similar results in Europe. I am also excited for John to assume the leadership of our sales and marketing organizations as he has done a tremendous job helping us to improve and scale our sales processes with a data-driven focus and deliver continued strong revenue growth in his two years with CyrusOne.”“I am privileged to have the opportunity to lead a very talented group of people as we build an organization, culture and platform in Europe that will enable us to replicate the success we have had in the U.S.,” said Durvasula. “This is an exciting time for the company as we take this important next step in our international expansion in support of our broader initiative to meet our customers’ needs throughout the world.”In August 2018, CyrusOne established a presence in Europe by closing its previously announced acquisition of Zenium Data Centers, a leading hyperscale data center provider with properties in London and Frankfurt, Europe’s two largest data center markets. Additionally, the Company has sites in process across London, Frankfurt, Dublin and Amsterdam for a total prospective European footprint of nearly 500 megawatts.

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American Lending Center Announces Vietnam Expansion

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 luglio 2018

American Lending Center (ALC) – a leading EB-5 regional center and a subsidiary of Regional Centers Holding Group – opened a new office Monday, July 2, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
ALC President Bruce Thompson was pleased to announce ALC’s expansion into Vietnam and celebrate the company’s continuing growth. “We are thrilled to develop our global EB-5 presence and increase the economic impact of international investment,” stated Thompson.ALC is a uniquely successful EB-5 regional center having successfully funded 70 projects with EB-5 funds, becoming the largest non-bank SBA 504 lending institution. A leading pioneer in EB-5 lending, ALC has provided over $350 million in financing to small businesses and funded more than 60 projects in conjunction with SBA 504, 7(a), and USDA loan programs to date.
Headquartered in Long Beach, California, ALC also has offices in China and Taiwan. This is ALC’s first office in Vietnam. An additional regional center office is scheduled to open later this year in India.The new Vietnam office is located at Saigon Center Tower 2, Suite 58, Floor 21, of 67 Le Loi Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City.
American Lending Center (ALC) is a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service designated regional center held by Regional Centers Holding Group. ALC offers investment opportunities to immigrant investors who are interested in obtaining permanent resident status in the United States through the employment-based fifth preference visa (EB-5) program. ALC has completed funding projects in 16 states, and is committed to investment in deserving businesses anywhere, including those in rural and other underserved areas.

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Arundo Analytics Continues European Expansion with London Presence

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 giugno 2018

Arundo Analytics, a software company enabling advanced analytics in heavy industry, today announced its expansion to UK with an official location in London. Paul W. Seccombe, Ph.D. is joining Arundo as Commercial Lead for UK, based in London and focusing on serving Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Renewables and Chemical companies in their digital transformation and advanced analytics efforts in the region. The location also includes local delivery personnel, supporting a strong customer presence in the region. Arundo recently announced several UK-based accounts, including Acteon and Coats Group plc.“The Arundo Enterprise Suite offers industry-leading and market-unique potential for a wide range of customers across Europe – directly connecting teams of data scientists with operations engineers to develop visualization of KPIs, predictions and notifications of key operational aspects,” said Seccombe. “I’m truly excited about joining the Arundo team to serve companies in the region and further develop Arundo’s partner and client roster.”Despite increasing global competition, particularly from the US and China, the UK chemical sector grew 3.6 percent in 2017, and contributed £12.1B to the UK’s gross value added (GVA) the year prior, according to a 2018 report from the House of Commons.“Paul has a legacy of delivering significant enterprise sales in EMEA and an extensive background delivering business value to customers and prospects,” said Edoardo Jacucci, GM EMEA Arundo. “We believe his deep experience in Oil & Gas, Power, and Chemicals will expand Arundo’s reach to key growth verticals in attractive markets like the UK and throughout broader Europe.”Arundo’s expansion to London comes on the heels of significant personnel growth; a more than 50 percent increase in global headcount since the company’s Series A $25 million initial closing in January of this year, and expansion to Calgary, Canada and Stockholm, Sweden.

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Quest International Announces Expansion of Its European Headquarters

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 giugno 2018

Quest International, Inc., a global leading service provider specializing in depot repairs, field services, and supply chain logistics for device manufacturers, announced today the expansion of its European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany which has been operating since 2010. The strategically positioned facility, centrally located only 8 km from Frankfurt International Airport will continue to support Quest’s existing European customers, and further support their other facilities throughout Europe. Quest expects to increase personnel in medical device repair, distribution, and management areas in addition to adhering to GDPR requirements. The expanded facility operates as a service and distribution center for a variety of Class I, II and III medical devices along with devices from industries such as industrial, aviation and government.Quest, an ISO certified company with a dedication to quality, maintains its pursuit of excellence in servicing repair and logistics needs of its customers by its best practice processes. More than doubling its existing footprint, the facility includes a state-of-the-art temperature and humidity controlled repair center and warehouse enabling Quest to continue to provide a comprehensive suite of services to more customers efficiently. From depot repairs to 3PL services that include parts & repaired finished goods, inventory management, field replaceable unit management, reverse logistics, recall management, warehousing and more. The expansion of the Frankfurt facility allows for Quest to accommodate more customers and fulfill their unique requirements.

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How technology is helping make UK to US expansion a reality

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 27 settembre 2015

forbes magazineIf you don’t think digital is creating exponential leaps for businesses of all sizes, think again. Just see some of these amazing digital facts that SAP’s Dan Wellers pointed out in a recent Forbes column.This year Airbnb will become the largest hotel chain in the world (after launching in 2008), with more than 850,000 rooms, and without owning any hotels. From 2012 to 2014, Uber consumed a whopping 65% of San Francisco’s taxi business.In 2000, it took $5,000,000 to launch an Internet startup. Today the cost is less than $5,000.
Even a decade ago, if we had told you 2/3 of San Francisco’s cabs would be operated by private car owners, you’d be skeptical. If we told you the largest hotel chain of 2015 wouldn’t own any brick and mortar locations, you’d think we were losing our minds entirely. Digital technologies are not only growing at an exponential rate, but they’re making previously unattainable opportunities more accessible than ever before. Things that were out of reach for your small or mid-sized business just a few years ago are now attainable and affordable, making expansion a very realistic option. At the outset of 2015, Zubin Mowlavi, entrepreneur and CEO of our partner agency Lucid Fusion, explained why he felt 2015 was “THE YEAR” for UK businesses to put their US expansion in motion.
Advertising is a great way to get eyeballs on your company, but the ultimate goal is to close the sale. Depending on your product or service, you can enter the US market with little or no sales team by selling online. According to a 2014-2015 independent study by the Centre for Retail Research, the US is a prime market for online and mobile retail, with online sales in the US expected to reach $306.0 bn (€224.0 bn) in 2014—vastly exceeding the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, and Spain’s expected combined total of £111.2 bn (€155.3 bn or $212.8 bn) for the same period! Additionally, mobile shopping is expected to represent 19.9% of online retail in the US With this heightened appetite for online sales, the US serves as a great market to enter without requiring the commitment and associated costs of a physical footprint.
Whether it’s researching prospective customers, pricing, market size, or the competition, there’s a lot of information that is required to make the leap to launching or advancing a company in a new market. Big data is getting bigger. Never before have we had so much information readily available to us at our fingertips. With a prevalence of data and studies available immediately online, companies can quickly and effectively answer key questions about the market ecosystem without having to physically interview people or conduct studies. This data is instantly available not only to reference, but also to test and validate against your particular company’s offerings. With platforms like Google Adwords, you can easily identify the best consumer for your product or service.
Social media now matters more than ever, and that’s great news for companies who want to expand virtually. With Americans spending more time on social networks than any other activity, and 93% of businesses and marketers using social media, brands now have the ability to reach out to customers directly through these channels to stay at the top of their field. It is no longer a question of “if” social media can help boost a brand’s visibility and ROI, but now, “what hashtag will generate the most engagement?” and “how long will it take to get verified?”2015 has already brought great export opportunities in digital technology that will make it much easier for mid-market UK businesses to export to the US and beyond. The increasing popularity of mobile tech, social media, and e-commerce marketing represents a shift in how all businesses reach customers and make sales.
Ben is a contributing author at Spark Magazine, the premier digital resource for information on how small and mid-sized businesses can successfully expand from the UK to the US. He is the Chief Technology Officer at Lucid Fusion, a digital marketing agency in Irvine, California. When he’s not busy building beautiful technology products, you can find him racing cars, or hoarding unnecessary amounts of flavored gum.

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Global Expansion of Commodity Risk Management Capabilities

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 settembre 2011

New York, INTL FCStone Inc. (Nasdaq:INTL) today announced a major expansion in its Commodity Risk Management capabilities, and promoted several key personnel to new positions that will enhance the company’s ability to bring its expertise and experience to customers around the globe. Jeff Carpenter assumed the role of Head of Commodity Risk Management, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is based in London, UK. Carpenter has more than 14 years of risk management experience throughout the commodities value chain, with a focus on agricultural and energy markets. Prior to joining FCStone, he held senior trading positions with ADM and Scoular. Peter Rizzo was promoted to Head of Commodity Risk Management for Agriculture and Energy Commodities in Asia. Rizzo, who has more than 24 years experience in the international markets with a career focus in Asia, joined FCStone Australia Pty Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of INTL FCStone Inc.) from Standard Bank in August 2009, where he was previously Head of Agricultural Commodities for Asia. He was then appointed Managing Director of FCStone Australia Pty Ltd in April 2010Terrance Wood holds the position of Head of Commodity Risk Management for INTL FCStone Asia Pte. Ltd. Based in Singapore, Wood is responsible for developing the firm’s Southeast Asian business. With more than ten years of experience in agricultural finance and risk management, he offers our customers a broad set of tools to accomplish their risk management goals. Also, as previously announced, Jim Lambert has been named Managing Director, China. Lambert has more than fifteen years of China-related business experience, first working with the agribusiness conglomerates Archer Daniels Midland and Wilmar Trading in their soybean processing joint ventures, and later with China Food and Agriculture Services Company, a Beijing-based consultancy. Most recently Lambert served as a Vice President with the Fibers and Textiles Division of the subsidiary FCStone, LLC.
INTL FCStone Inc. provides execution and advisory services in commodities, currencies and international securities. INTL FCStone’s businesses, which include the commodities advisory and transaction execution firm FCStone Group, serve more than 10,000 commercial customers in more than 100 countries through a network of offices in eleven countries around the world. Further information on INTL FCStone Inc. is available at

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Lithium-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicle

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 aprile 2010

London. The credit crunch has hit global and European economies hard. The lack of available finances has affected investments and has been accompanied by a drop in consumer spending, rising unemployment and a decline in industrial output. As the major market for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries is in the consumer, industrial and automotive end-user segments, demand has fallen, evidenced by the drop in revenues. However, the market is poised to rebound around end-2010 and, with the electric vehicle (EV) segment projected to explode in 2012-2013, the market is set for sustained expansion. The Li-ion battery is emerging as the chemistry of choice and is set to dominate the future of the battery industry, especially with EVs and HEVs poised for mass production. These segments are looking to adopt this chemistry owing to its advanced performance characteristics. When Li-ion batteries were first introduced in the market, there were several problems connected with their safety and particularly, with their thermal runaway. The best example of these safety issues was the recall of millions of laptop batteries by Sony in 2006 that caused massive losses, both in terms of revenues and trust in Li-ion batteries. European Secondary Lithium Battery Market is part of the Power Supplies Growth Partnership Services programme, which also includes research in the following markets: World Hybrid Electric and Electric Vehicle Lithium-ion Battery  Market, World Hybrid Electric Vehicles/Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles Battery Market and, North American Starting, Lighting and Ignition (SLI) Lead Acid Battery Aftermarket. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.
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China dominates the global aluminium

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 24 Maggio 2009

New Report From Roskill Analyses Worldwide Aluminium Supply and Demand Russia, Canada, the USA, Australia, Brazil, Norway and India are the principal producing countries after China. These countries together account for about three quarters of world output of primary aluminium. Although some 200 smelters, half of which are in China, produce primary aluminium, 14 companies operating about 100 plants controlled over 60% of output in 2007. Consolidation of the Russian companies Rusal and Sual with Glencore in 2006 into UC Rusal, and the acquisition of Alcan by Rio Tinto in 2007 resulted in two aluminium producers comparable in size to Alcoa. World aluminium output rose by between 0.15 and 12.2%py between 1994 and 2008, averaging 5%py. Growth averaged around 7%py after 2001 mainly due to explosive expansion in production in China. Output began to contract in the second half of 2008 and this accelerated in 2009, meaning that world aluminium production is likely to decline for the first time in fifteen years and by as much as 5%. In 2009, almost fifty aluminium smelter projects, with a total capacity of 20Mtpy, were at various stages of development, but only 10, with a total capacity of 2.8Mtpy, were already under construction. For most of these projects, no decision with regard to timing had been finalised and the timetables of the others are under review. At the same time, most of the major producers are idling high cost and inefficient capacity in response to low demand and prices. Between 1998 and 2007, world primary aluminium consumption grew by a year-on-year average of 5.6% to reach 37.2Mt. After a fall of 5.3% in 2001, aluminium consumption increased by an average of 7.8%py up to 2007, largely driven by Chinese consumption, which increased by an average of 23.7%py over the same period. Chinese aluminium consumption is, by a sizeable margin, the largest in the world, having overtaken that in the USA in 2004. Japan is the third largest consuming country. Total use of aluminium including all forms of secondary metal, amounted to about 51Mtpy in 2007, and was probably little changed in 2008. Consumption was divided regionally into about 44% in Asia and 27% each in Europe and the Americas, while the major markets for aluminium were transportation (14% of demand), construction (11%) and packaging (6%) The Chinese market (almost 30% of the world total in 2007 and 2008) expanded by about 27% in 2007; Antaike estimates that it increased by about 8% in 2008 and will increase by 3% in 2009. In Europe, North America and Japan, demand will almost certainly fall in 2009 and will either level out or show minimal growth in 2010. The market will start to recover in the second half of 2010, and global growth of 4 to 5%, led by China, is likely in 2011. Average growth in the global aluminium market to 2013 will probably be about 2.6%py resulting in total demand of about 58Mt.

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Extended Collection Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 Maggio 2009

extendedKarlsruhe Until 18/10/2009ZKM_Center for Art and Media  Lorenzstrasse 19   Curators: Lutz Casper, Gregor Jansen In cooperation with Andreas F. Beitin and Isabel Meixner  The Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) has been a partner of the ZKM | Karlsruhe for many years. As an expansion of this partnership, the Collection Landesbank Baden-Württemberg has, additionally, collaborated with the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art since 2005. In the context of this cooperation, the collection  will be honored in 2009 with a major exhibition on the ground floor of the museum. Major sections of the Collection Landesbank Baden-Württemberg are being made available to the public in a museum show for the first time since the last, large-scale presentation -Zoom- ten years ago. Although the collection’s focus is on contemporary German art since the early 1980s, the exhibition will show primarily the latest developments against this backdrop. In this, special consideration is given to continually expanding or, in part, also entirely newly acquired work groups from seminal contemporary artists rather than to outstanding individual acquisitions. For this reason, the exhibition does not make the claim of offering a representative overview of the holdings, but rather, allows a closer look at the collection’s more recent history. A comprehensive catalogue for the exhibition will be published by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, ca. 300 pages and 250 color illustrations. Authors, include: Eva Badura-Triska, Andreas F. Beitin, Margrit Brehm, Ralf Christofori, Veit Görner, Thomas Groetz, Veit Loers, Kathrin Luz, Isabel Meixner, Eva Meyer-Hermann, Ludwig Seyfarth, Carmela Thiele, Thomas Wulffen. Price in the ZKM_Shop: – 25,00  (Image: extended)

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