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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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World Growth Lauds President Yudhoyono’s Support for Palm Oil Industry

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 23 febbraio 2012

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Melbourne – World Growth today fully commended recent remarks by Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for acting decisively to protect Indonesia’s multi-billion dollar palm oil industry. The Indonesian palm oil industry, as well as that of Malaysia, have come under attack from governments and NGOs with wild claims of tropical rainforest destruction, destruction of the orang-utan and unsustainable business practices. World Growth Chairman Ambassador Oxley made the following statement: “The President’s remarks to Jakarta’s diplomatic corps show strong government support for an industry which it believes is sustainable. This is a direct message to governments represented at the gathering that activities to limit the Indonesian palm oil industry are frowned upon by Indonesia.
“The global campaign by EU-funded NGOs against South East Asia palm oil producers is intentionally designed to drive away customers and erect barriers to prevent market access. Examples of this include European import restrictions on Indonesian palm oil biofuel that are discriminatory and WTO inconsistent. Other members of the WTO, namely Brazil, Malaysia and the United States have already warned about discriminatory EU restrictions on biofuel imports.
“European Governments are now also pushing discriminatory tariffs to favour certain products, which are certified as sustainable by NGOs. There is growing concern in the international trade community with these anti-free trade strategies to use sustainability systems to restrict trade. There is also concern about the tactics used to pressure business and governments to adopt them. Leading this effort is the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
“The Indonesian Government should be commended for developing its own system to verify the sustainability of Indonesian palm oil. A government-sponsored system gives consumers confidence in the sustainability of the product it is buying. The United States Government uses a similar approach to verify the health and safety of its beef exports.
World Growth also cited ample research showing that claims used by NGOs to push their global agenda that palm oil is a leading driver of tropical rainforest destruction in South East Asia are incorrect. Here are the facts:
– The palm oil industry in South East Asia contributed to only 3 per cent of total deforestation between 1990 and 2005 according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation;
– The palm oil plantations occupy less than 1 per cent of the agriculture land globally, while accounting for more than a third of the global trade in vegetable oils;
– The industry is a significant employer, with more than 600,000 Malaysians and over 1 million Indonesians employed directly by the industry and downstream sectors;
– Malaysia is a carbon sink, sequestering more than 220 million tonnes per year, to which the palm oil industry is an important contributor; and
– Both Malaysia and Indonesia are firmly committed to forest conservation, maintaining pledges to conserve more than 50 and 25 per cent of their forests, respectively.
To speak with World Growth’s experts or find out more about its work, please email or call +1-866-467-7200.
World Growth is an international non-governmental organization established to expand the research, information, advocacy, and other resources to improve the economic conditions and living standards in developing and transitional countries. At World Growth, we embrace the age of globalization and the power of free trade to eradicate poverty and create jobs and opportunities. World Growth supports the production of palm oil and the use of forestry as a means to promote economic growth, reduce poverty and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. World Growth believes a robust cultivation of palm oil and forestry provides an effective means of environmental stewardship that can serve as the catalyst for increasing social and economic development. For more information on World Growth, visit

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It’s Not Just China, Southeast Asia Posts “Eye-catching Advances”

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 29 ottobre 2011

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World attention may focus on China, but Southeast Asian markets are undergoing dramatic changes that include a growing dependence on feed grain imports, reported Adel Yusupov, U.S. Grains Council regional director in Southeast Asia. “We’re seeing a decline in domestic crop production and burgeoning feed demand,” said Yusupov. “U.S. corn exports to Southeast Asia are up almost 1,000 percent year-on-year, and regional feed millers have been sitting on the edge of their chairs watching the Chicago corn market. Feed production is up this year in every single Southeast Asian market, and millers are taking advantage of every temporary dip in the price of corn.” He cited growth rates ranging from three to eight percent and equally revealing data on corn imports. “The region is expected to import a record 7.5 to 8 million metric tons (296 to 315 million bushels) of corn in 2011,” Yusupov said. “This is a 60 percent increase or 3 million tons (118 million bushels) more than the region’s 2007 purchases. I believe Southeast Asia’s growing appetite for meat and shortfalls in local production will create a corn market bigger than that of South Korea or perhaps even Mexico within a few years. More specifically, he noted that Indonesia surpassed Malaysia this year as the dominant corn importer. U.S. corn sales to Indonesia reached 407,000 tons (16 million bushels) in the January-to-July period, an increase of almost 4,000 percent over the same period last year. The Council has successfully made the case to key Indonesian buyers that U.S. corn offers superior wet milling characteristics compared to local, Indian, or Argentine corn, and Council training on corn procurement and risk management has contributed to one company’s shift from the top importer of Argentine corn to being the number one importer of U.S. corn. Trade sources indicate Indonesia could import from 2.5 to 3 million tons (99 to 118 million bushels) of corn this year. The U.S. market share is expected to reach 15 to 20 percent.

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Council Actions Bear Fruit in Southeast Asia

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 21 ottobre 2011

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The market for distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in Southeast Asia is poised for expansion. U.S. Grain Council efforts in the region have significantly contributed to the favorable export climate.Exports to Vietnam, the fourth biggest market for DDGS, rose 11 percent between January and August 2011. According to Adel Yusupov, USGC director in Southeast Asia, construction of new feedmill plants in the Ha Duong and Bac Giang provinces will move forward later this year. Plans for expanding the Vietnamese swine and poultry industry using advanced breeding techniques also suggest that an increased demand for feed grain will follow. “The region is growing increasingly dependent on feed grain imports amid declining domestic crop production and burgeoning feed demand,” commented Yusupov.Increased DDGS exports to Malaysia and the Philippines have also been noteworthy, up 99 percent and 50 percent respectively from last year. Thailand’s imports are down 13 percent due to an abundant supply of soybean meal in the market.The Council-led DDGS Technical Service meetings in the Philippines and Thailand have educated local buyers on the nutritional value and use of DDGS as a low-cost feed ingredient. Numerous regional seminars have targeted key audiences, including major dairy farms and feed milling companies, to provide information on U.S. DDGS production quality. The Council has also been actively involved in trade policy issues. For example, the Council in collaboration with FAS-Bangkok worked to delay a regulation the Thai government planned to impose on protein levels in DDGS imports, thereby maintaining market access for U.S. producers.

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Council Activity Calendar

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 7 ottobre 2011

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October 17-31: The Council will organize a series of U.S. Corn education/promotion seminars and one-on-one trade and technical servicing meetings in Indonesia and Malaysia. Program participants include national feed companies, trading groups and livestock integrator companies. This event is intended to assist buyers of U.S. corn with proper contracting and grain procurement. The U.S. Grains Council does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital/family status. Persons with disabilities, who require alternative means for communication of program information should contact the U.S. Grains Council.
The Southeast Asia U.S. Agricultural Cooperators Conference in Indonesia attracted “the elite of the elite buyers of Southeast Asia,” according to Frank Kralicek of the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council. Kralicek, who delivered the U.S. and world corn supply and demand presentation, reported a record turnout of more than 180 people representing major feed milling, integrated feed-meat-food producing and trading companies from the region. He praised Adel Yusupov, USGC regional director, for the quality of the program and the turnout. “I got a lot of questions even before speaking,” Kralicek reported. “Not just about quality and supply, but even about farm programs, the markets, and whether we have the transportation facilities to supply enough corn to Southeast Asia. They asked questions the whole time I was there.” Trades negotiated at the conference increased from $368,939,351 worth of commodities in 2010 to $461,901,280. Wheat sales dropped from 2010 and soybean sales declined slightly, but corn, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and soybean meal sales registered major gains.
“This conference continues to receive tremendous support from the industry. We hope with each passing year to continue providing this platform to help the region’s agricultural industry progress,” Yusupov concluded.

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U.S.-Taiwan Partnership Renewed

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 25 settembre 2011

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The Taiwan Agricultural Trade Goodwill Mission kicked off in the nation’s Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. The U.S. Grains Council and Taiwan’s Feed Industry Association (TFIA) participated in the signing ceremonies that solidified Taiwan’s purchasing intentions through the 2012 and 2013 calendar year. Estimated to total between $2.5 to $3.4 billion in corn exports alone, Taiwan’s letter of intent on Tuesday was evidence of a U.S. commitment to strengthening trade ties and maintaining a well-established partnership with the Southeast Asia nation. The Council was represented by Past Chairman Terry Vinduska. Click here for additional photos, or here to watch footage of the ceremony.

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