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ESC: Providing Asian doctors with the Very Latest in Cardiovascular Science

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 20 luglio 2019

8 to 10 November in Singapore. How can physicians in Asia keep abreast of so many rapidly evolving advances in heart health? A new scientific congress is designed to help.
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the world’s largest organisation of healthcare professionals dedicated to fighting heart disease, is joining forces with the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) and the Asean Federation of Cardiology (AFC) to launch ESC ASIA with APSC & ASC in Singapore this November.“Each year, the ESC alone reviews more than 11,000 abstracts on new cardiovascular science,” said Prof. Michel Komajda, Chair of the Organising Committee. “This new congress will showcase the very latest, most important lessons so that physicians can provide their heart patients with the best possible care.”This cutting-edge event will help explain the new, all important ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines on Diabetes, Pre-diabetes & Cardiovascular Diseases; Acute Pulmonary Embolism; Chronic Coronary Syndromes; and Dyslipidaemias. In addition, many of the key messages from ESC Congress 2019 in Paris will also be discussed in an Asian Pacific context.
This new congress could not be more timely. According to the World Health Organisation, cardiovascular disease is world’s leading cause of death, killing an estimated 31% of all people. 1 In Singapore alone, it claims 21,000 lives every year. This pioneering event builds on ESC’s reputation in the region as a renowned and trusted learned society. Tens of thousands of healthcare professionals in Asia already turn to the ESC for its prestigious journals, scientific congresses and a variety of unique membership opportunities.“The ESC is the only global society that covers the full spectrum of cardiology through its many subspecialty communities in Asia,” said Prof. Komajda. “This new event offers physicians of all sorts – from internists and endocrinologists to pulmonologists and cardiologists – the opportunity to exchange ideas with some the most respected cardiovascular researchers from Europe and the Asia Pacific region.”

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S BLOCK è co-ospite assieme a World Blockchain Forum Singapore & World Blockchain Award Asia

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 16 giugno 2019

BERNA, Svizzera (BUSINESS WIRE)–L’attesissimo evento riguardante la blockchain in Asia, World Blockchain Forum · Singapore & World Blockchain Award · Asia si svolgerà il 22 e 23 giugno 2019 presso Marina Bay Sands a Singapore. Il congresso radunerà più di 4.000 eccellenze globali provenienti da governi, associazioni, agenzie normative, istituti di investimento, parti di progetti blockchain, tecnologia finanziaria e media per discutere delle tendenze e delle innovazioni del settore, riconoscendo nel contempo i pionieri e i contributi del settore per promuoverne e realizzarne uno sviluppo sano e rapido!
The World Blockchain Forum Singapore & World Blockchain Award Asia sarà co-ospitata da S BLOCK. Una piattaforma di gestione di risorse digitali in rapida crescita, S BLOCK è stato sviluppato per il settore blockchain. Questa piattaforma in rapida crescita mira a servire l’ecosistema finanziario digitale e a commercializzare entro la fine del 2019. Con lo slogan “unleash your digital asset” (“libera la tua risorsa digitale”), la piattaforma di S BLOCK offre inoltre agli investitori accesso alle criptovalute principali, come Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) e le criptovalute di nicchia, per democratizzare meglio l’accesso per gli investitori. Con un’eccellente cultura aziendale e un’esperienza tecnica di spicco, S BLOCK è posizionata per diventare il leader del mercato nel settore della blockchain.WBF Singapore riunirà istituti di grande rilievo, tra i quali EY, PwC, R3, Lenovo, Huawei, Dubai Blockchain Centre, per condividere i loro progetti e opinioni con il grande pubblico, approfondendo argomenti di tendenza come RegTech, Compliance e Emerging Technologies. I nostri prestigiosi relatori condivideranno conoscenze esclusive su politiche multinazionali e sui vantaggi della blockchain, le ultime tendenze e le previsioni per il futuro della blockchain. WBF Singapore invita tutti gli operatori e gli entusiasti della blockchain a partecipare all’evento. Prevediamo di aggregare le prim menti in Asia, per esaminare la blockchain con idee innovative, tecnologie ad alto profilo e analisi precise. Molte celebrità ed esperti industriali si raduneranno per esplorare le ultimissime tendenze del settore, presentare i progetti innovativi, svolgere ricerca su prospettive nel settore e completare la distribuzione globale sulla mappa economica criptata del mondo. La partecipazione di S BLOCK al forum è attesissima dai partecipanti. Con la tecnologia di blockchain che ottiene sempre più riconoscimento da parte della scena principale e l’adattamento a basso livello e lungo termine del mercato della criptovaluta, S BLOCK continuerà a sfruttare le sue forze per facilitare l’interno e l’esterno del settore. S Block continuerà a lavorare intensamente con il team direzionale originale, un’eccellente cultura aziendale ed esperienza tecnica di spicco.

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Molson Coors Explores eCommerce New Country Expansion with Amazon Prime Now Singapore

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 aprile 2019

Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP; TSX: TPX), one of the world’s leading global brewers, has announced that two of its biggest brands are now available to Singapore consumers outside of bars and restaurants, through Amazon Prime Now, a two-hour delivery service app.Molson Coors Brewing Company continues to accelerate efforts to win the digital shelf by driving online beer category penetration through unique and mutually beneficial eCommerce partnerships in its core territories such as the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, while also exploring eCommerce as a means of efficient entry into a new country, such as in the case with Singapore.
Starting in April, Molson Coors Brewing Company is piloting a new program with Amazon in Singapore, through the launch of branded delivery bags. Carling will be the first brand featured on the limited-edition bags, highlighting the proud sponsorship of English Premier League with the goal of delighting the League’s growing fan base in Singapore, as well as providing key learnings to improve online beer category awareness as both companies increase their eCommerce beer category offerings.Carling and Blue Moon join tens of thousands of other items available on Prime Now in Singapore, including grocery, home, health and beauty, electronics, toys, outdoor gear, sporting goods and more. The service launched in Singapore in July 2017.

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Bank of Singapore Officially Launches European Wealth Management Subsidiary

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 aprile 2019

Bank of Singapore, the private banking arm of Southeast Asia’s second largest financial services group OCBC Bank, officially launched its wealth management subsidiary, BOS Wealth Management Europe S.A. (“BOSWM”) that further positions Bank of Singapore to capture opportunities in Europe.This ushers in a new growth phase to its presence in Europe which has the largest population of ultra-high net worth individuals in 2018 worldwide – 35% of the global population – with an expected increase of 24% over the next five years1.
Heading the Luxembourg-headquartered subsidiary is Chief Executive Officer Mr Anthony Adriano Simcic. Ms Liz Bottomley is the General Manager of the UK branch of BOSWM, based in London, reporting to Mr Simcic.BOSWM presently has 30 employees across its Luxembourg and London offices and plans to continue hiring strategically.
On 1 April 2019, BOSWM held the official opening of the business in Luxembourg, officiated by the Finance Minister of Luxembourg Mr Pierre Gramegna. Singapore’s High Commissioner to the UK Ms Foo Chi Hsia graced the opening of BOSWM’s UK branch in London on 2 April 2019.
Mr Samuel Tsien, the Group Executive Officer of Bank of Singapore’s parent company, OCBC Bank, Ching Wei Hong, Chief Operating Officer of OCBC Bank and Chairman of Bank of Singapore, and Bahren Shaari, Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Singapore, as well as 400 guests were present at both events.Commenting on the official launch of BOSWM, Bank of Singapore Chief Executive Officer, Mr Bahren Shaari, said, “This is an important milestone for Bank of Singapore. Europe has always been an integral part of our business. The setting up of BOS Wealth Management Europe in two leading financial hubs further deepens our commitment to serving the ultra-high and high net worth individuals in this region.”
Luxembourg’s Minister of Finance, Mr. Pierre Gramegna, said, “The launch of BOS Wealth Management Europe is an important occasion. It is the first Singapore financial institution to establish a presence in Luxembourg. The fact that Bank of Singapore has chosen to set up its European hub in the Grand Duchy confirms Luxembourg’s role as one of Europe’s leading wealth and asset management centres.” Prior to the set-up of BOSWM, Bank of Singapore had been serving its European clients from its Singapore headquarters and through its parent company OCBC Bank’s London office.

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PIVOT Fintech ottiene una licenza Capital Markets Services dall’Autorità monetaria di Singapore

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 marzo 2019

PIVOT Fintech Pte. Ltd. (“PIVOT”), la società di servizi tecnologici di gestione patrimoniale digitale appoggiata da Pintec Technology Holdings Ltd. (“PINTEC”; NASDAQ: PT) e FWD Group, oggi ha annunciato di avere ottenuto una licenza Capital Markets Services (“CMS”) dall’Autorità monetaria di Singapore (Monetary Authority of Singapore, MAS).
Questa licenza, concessa dopo la recente pubblicazione, l’8 ottobre 2018, delle linee guida della MAS sull’offerta di servizi di consulenza digitali, consentirà a PIVOT di offrire servizi d’investimento basati sull’IA direttamente a clienti retail.
PINTEC, l’azionista di riferimento di PIVO, ha una tecnologia e competenza comprovate nell’erogazione di servizi di gestione patrimoniale e asset allocation su scala mondiale basati sull’IA nel mercato cinese, molto competitivo. Integrando il portale di onboarding dei clienti e gli strumenti proprietari di analisi per la profilazione del rischio sviluppati da PIVOT con la tecnologia IA di PINTEC, PIVOT ha sviluppato il proprio servizio di gestione competa degli investimenti basato su metodi di IA e apprendimento automatico.
PIVOT Fintech, con sede in Singapore, è stata lanciata a ottobre 2017 dall’imprenditore Victor Lye e dal Gruppo PINTEC ( per offrire servizi tecnologici di gestione patrimoniale digitale B2B e B2C nell’Asia sudorientale basati sulle tecnologie dell’intelligenza artificiale e di apprendimento automatico. PIVOT è la prima azienda di PINTEC fuori della Cina ed è inoltre appoggiata da FWD Group, proprietario di una società di assicurazioni per la vita panasiatica, e da investitori informali.

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Singapore Freight & Logistics Market

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 marzo 2019

Singapore has seamless transport connectivity. It has dense sea and road networks for multimodal transshipment, with a Seamless intermodal connectivity between one of the world’s busiest seaports and airports. The airport is less than an hour drive from PSA terminals, the world’s second-largest container port and busiest transshipment hub, with connectivity to over 600 ports.PSA has four container terminals, one multi-purpose terminal, and one vehicle transshipment terminal operational in the country. PSA also has a huge shipping line network of 200 shipping lines, connecting 123 countries with vessels, with a frequency of 60 per day.Changi International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports for international air cargo, handling over 1.97 million metric ton annually, with transshipment volume accounting for almost half of the throughput, hence regarded as global air cargo hub.Designed to move cargo, like clockwork round the clock, the cold chain facilities, warehouses, and offices at Changi Airfreight Centre (CAC), coupled with the Airport Logistics Park of Singapore (ALPS), are well equipped to cater to all operational needs.Airfreight operations at Changi Airport are centered at the Changi Airfreight Centre (CAC), a 24-hour Free Trade Zone, where transshipment cargo can be broken down and reconsolidated with minimal Customs formalities.Insights on Maritime Transport and Role of Singapore as a Key Transhipment Hub. Port of Singapore is recognized as the busiest container transshipment hub in the world. The strategic geographical location of the country serves as a gateway to ASEAN countries and the rest of the world, and has a connection with more than 600 ports in over 120 countries. Owing to the excellent quality and services, world-class infrastructure, and consistent R&D activities, the maritime sector has gained traction over the past few years. Despite the decreased trend in the container volume of the major transshipment hubs, like Hong Kong, and fierce competition from neighboring ports in Malaysia, the container traffic at the Singapore ports reached 33.7 million TEUs in 2017, which represented an increase of 8.9%, as compared to 2016. Similarly, the total cargo throughput of the Singaporean ports had registered 627.69 million metric ton in 2017, an increase of 5.8%, as compared to 2016, in which bulk oil cargo recorded a growth of 5.3% in 2017. Owing to the future growth in the container throughput, MPA, along with PSA Singapore, has been expanding the Pasir Panjang Terminal. It is expected that the port capacity will be increased by 50% upon the completion of the expansion process. Additionally, the ports will be able to handle the mega-container ships. To reduce the shipping costs and gain productivity, shipping companies are coming up with mega-alliances. The ports with the capability of handling the mega-alliances gain competitive advantage.

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Seaborne Airlines Returns to the Dominican Republic with Nonstop San Juan – Santiago Service

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 18 febbraio 2019

Seaborne Airlines today returned to the Dominican Republic with nonstop service between San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) and Santiago de los Caballeros Dominican Republic’s Cibao International Airport (STI).The new flights operate three days per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and will increase to daily service on May 23, 2019.In addition, the new service offers opportunities to experience nearby favorite vacation destinations, including the beaches of Puerto Plata, the birthplace of tourism in the Dominican Republic, and the peace, tranquility and nature of Jarabacoa, the country’s most popular eco-tourism destination.“We are thrilled that Seaborne has returned to the Dominican market,” said Seaborne’s Chief Operating Officer Captain Jesus Medina. “Santiago shares important historical, cultural and economic ties with Puerto Rico and we are delighted to be providing safe, reliable and customer-friendly service for travelers in the region.” “With the start of this route Seaborne will transport hundreds of Dominicans and tourists through Cibao International Airport to enjoy the charms of the north and much of the country,” said Cibao International Airport’s Public Relations Officer Santiago González. “We are happy to have Seaborne back at Cibao Airport and we appreciate Seaborne Airlines executives once again placing trust in our services for the reopening of their operations in the country.”

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Via libera agli accordi commerciali UE-Singapore

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 febbraio 2019

Bruxelles. L’accordo di libero scambio, che può rappresentare il modello per un ulteriore cooperazione con il Sud-Est asiatico, è stato approvato dal Parlamento con 425 voti favorevoli, 186 contrari e 41 astensioni.L’accordo eliminerà virtualmente tutte le tariffe doganali tra le due parti entro cinque anni, consentendo il libero scambio di servizi, inclusi i servizi bancari al dettaglio, proteggendo i prodotti europei unici e aprendo il mercato degli appalti di Singapore alle imprese dell’UE che operano, ad esempio, nel settore ferroviario.In dettaglio, l’accordo tutelerà circa 190 indicazioni geografiche dell’UE, il 25% delle quali italiane. Tra le etichette tutelate nel settore alimentare ci sono l’Aceto balsamico di Modena, la Mortadella di Bologna, il Prosciutto di Parma e quello di S. Daniele, il Gorgonzola, il Grana Padano, la Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, il Pecorino Romano, l’Arancia Rossa di Sicilia, la Lenticchia di Castelluccio di Norcia e il Pomodoro di Pachino. Tra quelle del settore delle bevande, invece, la Grappa, il Chianti, il Prosecco e il Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, solo per citarne alcune.L’accordo include inoltre il rafforzamento dei diritti dei lavoratori e la tutela dell’ambiente, tema particolarmente importante per il Parlamento.
In quanto primo accordo commerciale bilaterale tra l’UE e un paese membro dell’Associazione delle nazioni del Sud-Est asiatico (ASEAN), l’accordo può servire da trampolino di lancio per ulteriori accordi di libero scambio tra le due regioni. L’accordo arriva in un momento in cui l’UE non può più fare affidamento sugli Stati Uniti come partner commerciale, come indicato nella risoluzione che accompagna la decisione, approvata con 431 voti favorevoli, 189 contrari e 52 astensioni.

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IDEMIA Launches Its Asia Pacific Headquarters and Innovation Centre in Singapore

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 ottobre 2018

Singapore’s Smart Nation vision, its status as a leading innovation and financial hub, and gateway to the rest of Asia Pacific made the city-state an attractive location for IDEMIA to establish its regional headquarters.Located at 21 Media Circle, the headquarters also incorporates an Innovation Centre highlighting the Group’s commitment to the region while reinforcing IDEMIA’s vision of securing identities with convenience in this digital transformation era.The Innovation Centre will showcase advanced technologies in identity security to support partners and customers on their digital transformation journey, offering seamless experiences with next-generation technologies without compromising security. Featured solutions include an automated air passenger boarding process, advanced mobility solutions, IoT innovation, video analytics, mobile payments and a new generation biometric and display payment card.
IDEMIA’s border control technologies are currently deployed in Terminal 4 of Singapore’s state-of-the-art Changi International Airport. The fully automated departure process at Terminal 4 combines the best of biometric accuracy, design efficiency and program execution, based on IDEMIA’s expertise in biometrics, border control and system integration.

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Warehouse Terrada Forms Business Partnership with Singapore-Based Le Freeport

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 15 settembre 2018

Warehouse TERRADA has partnered up with LE FREEPORT, a climate controlled high security storage company based in Singapore. This partnership primarily concerns the shipment and storage of artwork between Japan and Singapore, as well as the use of the bonded facilities by Warehouse TERRADA customers. The storage and operations will be managed by TERRADA ART ASSIST Co., Ltd., our affiliated company. Based in Tennoz, Warehouse TERRADA takes full advantage of our expertise in the use of space as we pursue technical improvements in storage and restoration. Those efforts have gained us a strong reputation in the field of storage technology for highly specialized products, including artwork, wine and media. In the art field in particular, TERRADA ART ASSIST offers a highly convenient one-stop solution for services such as restoration, transportation, packing, storage, and exhibition installations.
LE FREEPORT owns and manages a state-of-the art facility next to Singapore’s Changi Airport. LE FREEPORT is a customs-free zone and is used in the art trade for the preliminary inspection of works and business discussions. This partnership will allow Warehouse TERRADA customers to also utilize LE FREEPORT’s facility for the safe storage and preservation of art works.
Driven by this initiative, TERRADA ART ASSIST is aiming to make further improvements to its services in order to respond to customer needs, including business between Japan and Asia, as well as the transportation and trade of artwork from a global perspective.

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Cube Temple: An ethereal creation of wire mesh in Singapore

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 11 settembre 2018

Singapore Dal 13 al 16 settembre 2018, presso la sede di Cargo 39 (39 Keppel Road #03-03, Tanjong Pagar Distripark), l’artista darà vita ad uno spazio dinamico e iridescente, in cui diventerà possibile sperimentare una dimensione eterea, mentre la luce favorirà un’interpretazione dell’opera soggetta a diversi stati d’animo.
La ricerca di Edoardo Tresoldi, uno dei giovani artisti più influenti d’Europa (“Forbes”, 2017), recentemente incoronato al Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California, si caratterizza per l’uso della rete metallica. A differenza dell’architettura convenzionale, che racchiude lo spazio restituendo un paesaggio modificato dall’uomo, la sua struttura essenziale abbraccia il contesto e accoglie la presenza umana dando vita a un’inedita realtà esperienziale. Una dimensione eterea in costante dialogo con il paesaggio, inteso come contaminazione di linguaggi culturali, sociali e identitari, le cui dinamiche diventano parti costituenti dell’opera. L’esposizione è realizzata in collaborazione con Ambasciata d’Italia a Singapore, ICCS e Regione Emilia-Romagna.

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UiPath Heads to Singapore for First Event in Southeast Asia

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 1 settembre 2018

Singapore the Garden Studio in the Andaz Hotel (5 Fraser St) on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 1-7 p.m. UiPath, the leading enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, today announced its first event to be held in Southeast Asia, with #UiPathTogether Singapore taking place on September 12, 2018. #UiPathTogether Singapore will bring together some of the leading experts in RPA, AI and digital transformation, including Singapore and Asian companies that are leveraging RPA to automate internal processes.
Some of Asia, and the world’s, leading companies will be in attendance, sharing their experiences in automation, digital transformation and the future of work. Speakers include George Asgari, regional head of customer engineering at Google; Saranya Sriram, cloud solution architect lead – APAC partnerships at Microsoft; and Hajime Harvey Koyanagi, managing director, Tokyo, Japan at Dentsu. Additional Asian firms present include Dairy Farm, represented by Finance Director Tom van der Lee; and Philip Kent, executive vice president of MSIG, among others.Flying in for #UiPathTogether Singapore are some of UiPath’s top executives, including Ashim Gupta, chief customer success officer, who in his previous role at GE pioneered RPA within the company; Boris Krumrey, chief robotics officer, who leads the product and integration design of the company’s RPA and AI technologies; and Bobby Patrick, chief marketing officer, responsible for global branding, product marketing, communications and demand generation.Globally, the RPA market was valued at US $271 million in 2016 and is expected to grow to US $1.2 billion by 2021 at a compound annual growth rate of 36 percent. Nowhere is a technology such as RPA more relevant than for a country such as Singapore, given its need for productivity growth and smart city ambitions, and UiPath has seen over 2,000 percent growth here over the past year.The region’s finance hub has a highly-developed financial services industry which is drawn to the city due, among other reasons, to its educated workforce. RPA is able to automate many of the repetitive, rules-based tasks that bankers currently do, freeing them up to do more high value work. This not only increases productivity but reduces the cost of business, further improving Singapore’s competitive edge. The same can be applied across many other industries, from manufacturing to insurance, and to other nations in the region looking to rise up the economic value chain.Significantly, though, RPA can drive a city’s smart city ambitions. Innovations from self-driving cars to better healthcare provision rely on data and the smart analysis and application of that data.

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BioCell Collagen® Offers Scientific Session at Vitafoods Singapore

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 25 agosto 2018

Asia’s collagen market is booming but consumers in the region are increasingly demanding quality and scientific substantiation. This will be the key message from category leaders BioCell Technology International GmbH at Vitafoods Asia (September 11-12 in Singapore).Collagen is long established as an ingredient in Asia’s beauty from within market, and its benefits for joint health add to its appeal for the region’s consumers, for whom healthy aging is an increasingly important goal.What makes BioCell Collagen® unique is that it is a highly bioavailable naturally occurring matrix of Hydrolyzed Type II collagen, chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid. Multiple human clinical studies have demonstrated its benefits for joint health and skin beauty.
In one study of 80 people it was confirmed safe and effective and, compared to a placebo group, significantly promoted joint comfort and mobility. The results corroborated an earlier trial which found that it promoted joint comfort by as much as 40%.There are also proven benefits for healthy aging and beauty. One study found that daily ingestion of BioCell Collagen® for 12 weeks led to a 13% reduction in wrinkles and a 76% reduction in dryness and skin scaling.An overview of this growing body of research will be presented at Vitafoods Asia by Dr Vincenzo Boldrini, Scientific Manager of Sochim International, which performs clinical evaluations of the efficacy of health and nutrition products.Suhail Ishaq, President of BioCell, said: “High quality collagen provides a unique and comprehensive nutraceutical solution for joint health, skin beauty and healthy aging. The Asian market is thriving, but as elsewhere, consumers are increasingly looking for clinically proven ingredients. Biocell is committed to quality and we’re proud that the benefits of our collagen are backed up by robust scientific evidence.”
BioCell Collagen® is available in a Halal version certified to Malaysian Standard 1500 (MS 1500) by the Halal Quality Control/ Halal Certification Germany, which is recognized globally as the most developed Halal certification program in the world and provides a benchmark for Halal schemes globally.

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Agilent and Nanyang Technological University Singapore to Develop Novel Approaches for Water Analysis

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 luglio 2018

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it will collaborate with the Nanyang Technological University Singapore’s (NTU Singapore’s) Nanyang Environment Water Research Institute (NEWRI) to develop novel approaches to testing and monitoring the region’s water supply.
Under a memorandum of understanding, the two organizations have agreed to address persistent and emerging contaminants in water. “We are pleased that, with this agreement, our shared vision and combined resources will be brought to bear on such a critical challenge,” said Nino Totino, Agilent vice president and general manager of Laboratory Solution Sales in the region. “We look forward to collaborating with NEWRI and Professor Shane Snyder, whose groundbreaking and influential research in water analysis is globally recognized, in addition to his receipt of an Agilent Thought Leader Award.” “NTU Singapore, one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, has a strong and established track record of working closely with industry to develop science and applications that have real-world impact,” said Shane Snyder, NEWRI executive director and professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering. “NEWRI, one of the world’s leading environmental research institutes, together with Agilent’s vast analytical expertise and technology, will be able to expand the breadth and depth of our research mission while co-developing novel environmental analysis solutions for Singapore and the world.” Getting access to clean water is an ongoing challenge in Southeast Asia, impacting public health and industry. To augment water supplies, water reuse schemes are being developed in the region, and effective monitoring practices are needed to ensure public safety. While the research will be conducted in Singapore, Agilent and NEWRI expect their collaboration to have far-reaching benefits, not only in Southeast Asia but around the world, in regard to water quality monitoring and availability.

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ACG Network, a Bellwether for Asia’s Digital Content Industry, Was Launched in Singapore

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 luglio 2018

ACG Network (hereinafter referred to as ACGN), an epoch-making platform which focuses on animation, comic and game, formally published a complete planning concept in Singapore on July 3rd, 2018. With the combination of the digital content industry and the blockchain technology, ACGN may take the lead to change the nature of Asian entertainment.
ACGN has set up its corporate ACG Network Japan CO., LTD in Tokyo, Japan. The founder of ACG Network Japan CO., LTD is Shinichiro Maeda (former NIPPON TV producer); the co-founders are the legendary producer Masuo Ueda (former GM of A-1 Pictures) in Japanese animation industry and the senior media professional Katsuaki Kato (former CCO of Famitsu Group) in the Japanese gaming industry.In ACGN, the important decision is made by users of ACGN through a voting system, which is full of transparency. Not only for Japan, China and Asia, the works could be displayed to all the users interested in animation, comic and game industries all over the world. ACGN is a world-class platform to excavate and develop ambitious creators with big dreams.Functions like users uploading their planning and works, supporting producers and re-uploading will be public after the issue of the project. The one who first uploads could set up various rules such as copyright and reusing right. Many creators are worried about how to protect their own benefits, but now ACGN platform provides solutions to help them.The ACGN ecosystem will be tentatively developed based on existing Ethereum blockchains and smart contracts. R&D team will focus its efforts on building its own ACGN public chain to develop global nodes. In addition, ACGN issued ACGN Wallet, which is a part of the ACGN’s ecosystem and the exclusive platform Token-CATT (Content Aggregation Transfer Token). Apart from creators before debut, many experienced producers and creatives also showed their interests in ACGN. Some of them sent VCRs to this press conference, including Takamatu Shinji (Gintama), Takahashi Ryosuke (Armored Trooper Votoms), Taniguchi Goro (Code Geass) in animation industry and Ishii Jiro (428: Shibuya Scramble), Shimomura Takeshi (Onmyouji), Wada Yasuhito (Story of Seasons) in the gaming industry. Know more about ACGN:

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Singapore’s HES Energy Systems Pushes Forward on Long Range Hydrogen-Electric Flight

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 7 febbraio 2018

Singaporean Energy TechHES Energy Systems, the leading Fuel Cell Systems developer from Singapore has formed an Alliance with three French Clean Energy and Aerospace Tech companies. Named FLY-HY, the group’s mission is to begin addressing the global market as a unified value chain, ranging from hydrogen refueling systems to energy storage and power conversion, and cooperate with leading designers of electric aircraft.
HES Energy Systems develops small-scale battery alternatives based on its special breed of ultra-light hydrogen fuel cell systems capable of storing energy at over 700Wh/kg, 3 to 4 times the electrical energy per weight of lithium batteries. “The hydrogen molecule is the lightest energy carrier in the universe. Meanwhile most of today’s electric aircraft research has been focused on work-arounds using much heavier lithium batteries. We see a clear opportunity to contribute to the exciting world of electric flight” said Taras Wankewycz, Founder & CEO of HES and parent company H3 Dynamics.Thinking big yet starting small, HES started out increasing the flight endurance of small electric powered unmanned aircraft (UAVs) or drones, using its special lightweight fuel cell and hydrogen storage technology. The company has been working closely with numerous tier-one electric-UAV manufacturers and believes a scaled-up version of its products could also improve the flight range for personal mobility aerial vehicles as well as electric-powered passenger aircraft.
2018 was proclaimed by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Former French President François Hollande as the Year of Innovation between France and Singapore, highlighting Cleantech as one of the key focus areas. In June 2017, Singapore’s HES’s parent company H3 Dynamics established its European HQ in Paris, a decision warmly welcomed by President Emmanuel Macron and his government.After operating for some time locally in France, H3 Dynamics decided to combine its “Made in Singapore” aerospace-grade hydrogen fuel cell capability with complementary “Made in France” high tech solutions, including novel electric UAV platforms (Toulouse-based Airborne Concept, backed by Airbus), hydrogen gas storage devices (AD-VENTA), and innovative hydrogen generating electrolyzers (ERGOSUP, backed by Air Liquide) which is now adapting its innovative systems to refueling small HES-powered hydrogen drones.HES Energy Systems and ERGOSUP are also working in partnership with DELAIR, another French drone tech company, on project HYDRONE, a laureate of a French National Call for Projects “Territoires Hydrogène”. The national project aims to deploy five hydrogen drone and refueling systems capable of covering the entire French territory during 2018 and 2019.This initiative also follows the launch of the Hydrogen Council in 2017, involving a number of high-profile companies including Air Liquide, Alstom, AngloAmerican, BMW Group, Daimler, Engie, Honda, Hyundai, Shell, Linde, Total, Toyota, Audi, General Motors, Statoil & Iwatani, working together to promote a new hydrogen economy and society. (photo: Singaporean Energy Tech)

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RF IDeas Appoints Nicholas Low as Regional Sales Director for Asia Pacific Region

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 2 gennaio 2018

singapore-marinaSingapore. RF IDeas, Inc. a leading innovator and manufacturer of employee badge readers for in-building applications such as computer access, identification and secure print, today announced the appointment of Nicholas Low, Regional Sales Director for the Asia Pacific region effective immediately. Based in Singapore, Nick will lead business development in the region with an emphasis on developing new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) business. Additionally, Nick will oversee tactical sales activities to bolster channel development for new markets. “With a background in customer-facing, technical support, sales and business development roles, Nick’s track record of industry experience paired with his rich understanding of how the business works positions him to be a strong leader in the Asia Pacific region,” said Tod Besse, vice president – sales and marketing, RF IDeas. “His wealth of knowledge and experience will prove valuable as we look to expand our channel relationships in this region.”
Nick brings with him more than 22 years of executive management experience in the Asia Pacific region, including leadership in multinational companies with a career-long focus on the print industry. Most recently, he was head of the production and industrial printing division for Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia Pte. Ltd. Low received both his bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Australia.RF IDeas, Inc. is a leader in the employee badge and card reader space for healthcare, manufacturing, government and enterprise. Partnering with leading technology companies, RF IDeas readers enable innovative solutions for single sign-on, secure printing, attendance tracking and other applications that require authentication. RF IDeas is a subsidiary of Roper Technologies. For more information about RF IDeas solutions, visit the Knowledge Center at

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6th Responsible Business Forum

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 ottobre 2017

Marina Bay SandsSingpore Marina Bay Sands, 21 – 23 November 2017. The Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development, Singapore 2017, co-organised with the United Nations Development Programme, will explore the inter-linkages between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and what can be done to achieve them through an integrated approach.
During the recent World Food Day ceremony in Rome, Pope Francis called for governments around the globe to collaborate to make migration a safer and voluntary choice. To achieve this, ending conflicts and tackling climate change are essential, and they in turn help to improve food security. This year global hunger increased for the first time in over a decade, by 11%, which is 815 million people, due to the proliferation of violent conflicts and climate-related shocks. The increase in hunger as a result of conflicts is an example of how SDG 2 and SDG 16 are connected, just as there are other connections between the Goals.

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Dealogic Now in Singapore!

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 16 ottobre 2017

singapore-marinaSingapore. Financial platform company Dealogic has opened its doors in Singapore as a sign of the company’s dedication and confidence in business opportunities in Southeast Asia. “We’ve worked with clients in Singapore for years via our Hong Kong office,” noted Romaine Jackson, Southeast Asia Head of Client Coverage at Dealogic. “We realized we could provide so much more value and deepen the relationships with a local presence.”Singapore is a major financial hub, and Dealogic has provided content and software solutions to top global banks for more than 30 years. Now with Dealogic Connect, its new buyside offering, the company is working closely with investment managers too.“We’re very excited,” added Mr. Jackson. “The new office lets us better understand the specific needs of the region, and in-person support means faster product delivery, better services, and ultimately, an impact on clients’ bottom line.” Singapore is a continuation of Dealogic’s investment across the Asia Pacific region, with offices already in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney, and Mumbai. With a truly global and growing network, Dealogic is uniquely positioned to connect banks and investors like no one else can.

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Virtual Forge Adds Branch Offices in Dubai and Singapore

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 settembre 2017

dubai-franchise-expo-uaeDubai. Virtual Forge, leading provider of security solutions for SAP systems, is expanding its international presence with a branch office in Dubai and an office in Singapore. In the United Arab Emirates, Virtual Forge is working closely with local CAFM specialists IMSWARE ( In the Asia-Pacific region, a Virtual Forge hub is being established in Singapore. Solutions from Virtual Forge have already been seeing success on the Arabian peninsula for some time. Virtual Forge has taken a first step closer to customers by entering into a close, local partnership with IMSWARE in Dubai. The two companies have joined together to support SAP customers directly under the brand “Virtual Forge Middle East”. “In addition to having a local presence, carrying out operations in the Middle East will now be much easier,” explained Andreas Fritz, Director of Strategic Management. “Training, implementations and consulting projects will be significantly more flexible and less complex.”Likewise, a growing number of companies in the Asia-Pacific region have come to trust Virtual Forge’s experience as their trusted advisor for SAP security, compliance and quality. To provide the best possible support for customers, singapore-marinapartners and interested parties in the APAC region, a new Virtual Forge hub with an office in Singapore is being established. Virtual Forge APAC will provide comprehensive support from local experts on the markets in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.ERP expert Leo Ip has been brought in to lead the new office. “I am excited to work for the market leader in SAP security. The timing for boosting the market presence in APAC could not be better and I am confident that we will quickly see success,” said Mr. Ip.According to Jochen Fischer, Head of International Sales at Virtual Forge, “the advantage of the branch office in Singapore is that we can carry out risk analyses, penetration tests and audits rapidly and efficiently at a local level for customers. Consequently, we will be able to immediately react to risks concerning SAP and ensure long-term security and compliance.” Virtual Forge has been active in both regions for years from within Germany and has already won prestigious customers. “We intend to build on this success by attracting new customers and projects,” stated Virtual Forge CEO Dr. Markus Schumacher.

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