LKK Health Products Group Honored with “Outstanding CSR Award” for Four Consecutive Years

HONG KONG, April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — On 27 March 2015, LKK Health Products Group (LKKHPG) claimed the “Outstanding CSR Award” for the fourth consecutive year at the Award Presentation Ceremony organized by The Mirror, an authoritative monthly magazine based in Hong Kong.

LKK Health Products Group Claims "Outstanding CSR Award" for the Fourth Consecutive Year

LKK Health Products Group Claims “Outstanding CSR Award” for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Representatives of the Government of Hong Kong SAR as well as renowned entrepreneurs, scholars and media practitioners from the cross-strait four regions were invited to participate. C.Y. Leung, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, participated for the fourth consecutive year, addressing the ceremony and conferring awards on some recipients. Totally 32 companies claimed the “Outstanding CSR Awards”.

Mr. Harry Yeung, Senior Vice President of LKKHPG, said, “We are very grateful to The Mirror for recognising our CSR practices for four years in a row. This spurs us to better perform CSR in the future. Upholding the core value of ‘Si Li Ji Ren’, we always believe that CSR is the bound duty of a company, and strive to make constant innovations in fulfilling responsibilities towards health, quality, employees, partners, environment and community, with the establishment of healthy life as the long-term goal.”

LKKHPG is a member of Lee Kum Kee Group, a century-old Hong Kong enterprise. Headquartered in Hong Kong, LKKHPG’s businesses cover Chinese herbal plantation, R&D, production, sales and services of TCM health products, mobile internet platform, and real estate investment. As of 31 December 2014, LKKHPG had had near 4,000 employees. Its members include Infinitus (China) Company Ltd., Infinitus (Hong Kong) Company Ltd., Infinitus International Company Ltd., Infinitus International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd., Naturale (China) Pharma Co., Ltd, and HeHa Digital Health Ltd.

Apart from holding Infinitus World Walking Day for five consecutive years with participation of over 760 thousand people, LKKHPG also conducted lots of exploration and implementation in CSR in 2014, including:

  • Crystalizing its unique health philosophy “Four Regulations” into a set of concrete guidance;
  • Promoting a new walking activity among employees, among whom 700 employees have become “Walking Talents” by succeeding in walking over 10,000 steps daily for seven consecutive days;
  • Launching the composite membrane self-standing refill packs under the principles of minimizing, repeating, recycling and degradation when designing packages of new products;
  • Carrying out 18 public service activities in the areas of poverty alleviation and education support in the Chinese mainland through the Si Li Ji Ren Foundation.

CONTACT: Samson Su, +86-20-38168859, samson.su@infinitus-int.com

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The world’s largest luxury watch investment vehicle The Watch Fund is nominated against HSBC for WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards 2015

SINGAPORE, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The HK and Singapore-based investment structure The Watch Fund is officially nominated for the category “Best Alternative Investment Manager” at the renowned WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards 2015. Previous winners of the award  which is initiated by the global wealth management news portal WealthBriefing  include Standard Chartered Private Banking, DBS Bank and J.P. Morgan.

Although the nomination is already a high accomplishment for The Watch Fund (TWF), its unique concept may be crucial for the final decision. Investors actually hold and wear two to three times of their investment amount in luxury watches from day one  before TWF eventually sells the watches for more than a 10% net profit. Being the only structure that individually manages accounts in the alternative investing space of watches  and allowing investors to wear them from day one  it has a distinctive position in the category “Best Alternative Investment Manager”.

Dominic Khoo, founder of TWF and Southeast Asia’s only certified watch specialist, feels tremendously honoured to be a nominee: “The review of the applications is an independent and transparent process. The best senior banking and wealth management professionals scan every investment structure and only pick the top performers.”

TWF was only founded in 2013 but already has USD$38,000,000 assets under management — and is challenging a global player such as HSBC. “The nomination is a clear distinction to other alternative asset funds it shows our top performance and innovation.” says Khoo.

The Watch Fund has two distinctive features: It is already the world’s biggest watch investment vehicle and the one with the highest returns. The performance is remarkable: Whilst one “unlucky” investor took back a 10% net gain after 364 days of wearing his three 6-digit priced watches, other investors have done better with the highest return of 54% in just three months or 216% annualized.

However, the typical investor is not a watch enthusiast: “Ironically you can say that our investors have no real interest in watches.” says Dominic Khoo. “They are focused on the returns and those are great. The Watch Fund has an international database of more than 9000 watch collectors that buy from the investors. If you understand the difference between a collector and an investor, you can understand where the money making is. he explains.

“Just imagine us a one-year fixed deposit instead of a 1% interest rate and a token umbrella, you can expect more than 11% and a whole range of investment-grade luxury watches as your personal, verifiable, usable collateral from day one.” Investors can even choose from an optional 10% net annualized guaranteed return — but Khoo clarifies that whilst this option might mean downside is protected, upside over and above the 10% goes straight to The Watch Fund’s revenue.

Another unique proposition of The Watch Fund that could influence the final decision for the WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards 2015 is that there are no annual or management fees. It survives of transaction fees which Khoo believes makes the TWF and investors completely aligned: “If you don’t make money we don’t survive.” says Khoo.

The performance of alternative investments is outstanding: According to the Coutts Index (2014) passion investments such as watches have risen 176% since 2005 and are outperforming shares in the MSCI All Country Equity Index. “Bearing in mind that this period includes the recession of 2008, it is important to invest not just in physical products with dying labour craft but also in uncorrelated assets in a world of volatility.” Khoo advises.

The award ceremony of the WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards 2015 is initiated by the global wealth management news portal WealthBriefing and will be held on 16 April in Singapore’s world-famous Raffles Hotel. WealthBriefing is published by UK based Clearview Financial Media, the world’s leading provider of business intelligence in the private banking and wealth management sector. Aiming to connect investment vehicles and client communities in financial centers such as New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore, the prestigious awards are handed over by financial experts and top managers.

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Website: www.thewatchfund.com

Frost & Sullivan Commends Belden’s Comprehensive Portfolio of Connectivity and Networking Products for Signal Transmission

– Belden’s emphasis on continuous product versatility, technology and functionalities will entrench its position in the global market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the industrial physical infrastructure Ethernet market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Belden Inc. with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy Leadership. Belden’s 100-year legacy of proven technical excellence and continuous R&D gives the company a clear strategic edge in the evolving Ethernet market.

Belden receives the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Global Industrial Physical Infrastructure Ethernet Product Line Strategy Leadership Award

Belden receives the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Global Industrial Physical Infrastructure Ethernet Product Line Strategy Leadership Award

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In less than 10 years, through a series of strategic acquisitions, Belden has evolved from a supplier of copper cable products to a provider of leading signal transmission solutions. This was based on a deliberate strategy to shape and advance its product portfolio through organic and inorganic growth in order to take leadership positions in its key markets. The list of its acquisitions on its path to market leadership includes:

  • Hirschmann Automation and Control, a leading supplier of industrial Ethernet switches and routers;
  • Lumberg Automation, a niche firm with expertise in compact Ethernet packaging and connectivity;
  • GarrettCom, an industrial Ethernet switch supplier;
  • Tofino Security, a leader in industrial security appliances;
  • Poliron, a technology and Brazilian industrial cable specialist;
  • ProSoft Technology, a leading developer of industrial communication solutions for automation and control applications; and
  • Tripwire, a leader in advanced cyber threat detection solutions.

Belden’s industrial cable division was the starting point in its journey toward becoming a global signal transmission solution provider. Its offerings include industrial data solutions that support industrial Ethernet and bus networks, as well as EIA-485 applications, instrumentation and control cables; armored cables; flexible automation cables; pan/tilt/zoom CCTV camera cables; fire alarm cables; sound (paging) cables; and switches.

Belden has end-to-end physical infrastructure solutions to address existing networking challenges, as well as deliver the bandwidth and scalability required for future applications,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Deepak Achuthashankar. “Its portfolio extends from industrial networking, industrial cable, industrial connectivity, machine control solutions (MCS), and enterprise connectivity to infrastructure-related applications. The acquisition of Tripwire was the latest step in Belden’s product leadership strategy.”

One of Belden’s main areas of focus is industrial IT. In this market, Belden sells wired and wireless switches and routers, both hardware and software products, and has been the leader in adoption of Ethernet in the industrial market, while supporting a broad range of legacy protocols. Additionally, it emphasizes security as end users have begun to realize that industrial facilities and environments are subjected to the same degree of security threats as in the commercial space. Belden has particularly emphasized investments in wireless, security and embedded technologies as critical enablers for the Internet of Industrial Things (IoIT).

Belden’s development processes are finely tuned to support mission-critical applications and tailored to the unique needs of industrial customers, specifically maximized network uptime and ease of product installation and use. Furthermore, its product lines are compatible with those of any automation company; this has been made possible by its impressive in-house technical knowledge base and relentless focus on customer intimacy.

Belden also offers a variety of world-class networking services. The core components of its network services are on-site technical consultation that includes network planning, design, configuration and installation, as well as trouble-shooting, maintenance and assistance with future upgrades. This is supplemented by world-class, post-sales support.

Krishna Srinivasan, global president and managing partner of Frost & Sullivan, said, “Belden has done a remarkably good job of serving the full range of product needs of its target customers. Belden has optimized its product line by integrating all the key price, performance and feature points required in the industrial physical infrastructure Ethernet market.”

Belden is not just a supplier of signal transmission products, but a true strategic business partner delivering solutions that make end-user facilities perform more efficiently and profitably. Its global presence places it in close proximity to most of its customers and partners.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a comprehensive product line that caters to the breadth of the market it serves. The award recognizes the extent to which the product line meets customer base demands, the overall impact it has in terms of customer value, as well as increased market share.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Belden
Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.belden.com; follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc.

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Owen Mumford Wins Red Dot Award in Product Design for Uniquely Designed UnifineĀ® PentipsĀ® Plus Pen Needle

OXFORD, England, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Internationally renowned quality seal recognises leading medical device manufacturer in the area of product design 

On the awards’ 60th anniversary, Owen Mumford has been announced winner of the Red Dot Award in Product Design for its Unifine® Pentips® Plus pen needle, designed for the treatment of diabetes.

With its unique integrated disposal chamber, the Unifine® Pentips® has been carefully designed to encourage more frequent needle change and to reduce penetration and glide forces for a more comfortable injection experience. The medical device manufacturer won the award within the Product Design category which saw a total of 4,928 entries, from 56 countries, judged by a panel consisting of respected design professors, designers and specialist journalists.

Jarl Severn, CEO of Owen Mumford, commented, “We are both delighted and immensely proud to have been chosen for such a world renowned award for design. We have always focused on designing the next ‘big idea’ and have invested significantly in our Research and Development capabilities to support this.” Severn continued, “Our mission is to provide solutions that will exceed expectations, encourage adherence and improve quality of life; the Unifine® Pentips® Plus pen needle is a great demonstration of this, right from initial design concept through to manufacture.”

Richard Walker, Global Product Manager for Drug Delivery Products, added, “The initial concept behind Unifine® Pentips® Plus was to make the injection process as easy and comfortable for the end-user as possible, which plays an integral part in encouraging good self-management practices. The research and design team went back to the drawing board to create a completely new solution for the long established, standard insulin pen needle market sector. Unifine® Pentips® Plus is proven [1] to encourage better needle change behaviour and for our design to be recognised by the judging panel at Red Dot, is great news.”

The Unfine® Pentips® Plus pen needle is available in a range of lengths from 4mm 32G to 12mm 29G and available for sale in Europe, North America and Asia with our local China office launching Unifine® Pentips® Plus to their market this month.

For further information visit www.owenmumford.com

References: 

1. 2013 Independent study by Healthcare Research Worldwide: The impact of Unifine® Pentips® Plus on needle changing behaviour. 2014 Independent Melab GmbH Test Data.

About Owen Mumford 

Owen Mumford is a major medical device manufacturer that develops pioneering medical devices for its own Owen Mumford brand and custom device solutions for the world’s major pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies. Owen Mumford’s goal is to improve quality of life, encourage adherence to treatment and reduce healthcare costs. Making a world of difference, to a world of people.

With a history of world firsts in device solutions, Owen Mumford offers proven design, development and delivery services from a broad base of proven self-injection and blood sampling platform devices and intellectual property.

In business for over 60 years, Owen Mumford remains privately owned with a focus on long-term investment to deliver sustainable business growth. With a strong internal research and development capability, Owen Mumford’s goal is to develop solutions that address today’s healthcare demands. Through advanced research involving end-users and health care professionals, and extensive design and manufacturing capabilities, Owen Mumford produces class-leading medical devices that are used by a global audience – exporting over 85% of its products to more than 60 countries worldwide.

Selected as one of The World Economic Forum’s Global Growth Companies, Owen Mumford is a trusted partner to many of the world’s biggest medical device and pharmaceutical companies and works with international organisations to support customers at a local level and provide consistent and dedicated care.

For further information visit http://www.owenmumford.com/ or follow Owen Mumford on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Game Power 7 Recognised for Visionary Innovation Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Game Power 7 was recently recognised with the Frost & Sullivan 2015 Visionary Innovation Leadership Award for Digital Game Publishing in the Middle East (ME), at the annual Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2015: Middle East held in Dubai last month. Game Power 7 has reinvented the gaming landscape in the MENA by developing and publishing the MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) and the MMO role-playing games (MMORPG) technology, which remoulds the key attributes of games including the storyline, concepts, characters, traditions, etc. to suit cultural sensibilities of approximately 70 Million online gaming enthusiasts.

Mr. Fadi Mujahid, CEO, Game Power 7, said, “The essence of game ‘culturalization’ aids to connect with the Arabic youth directly and, thereby, facilitates profound engagement with them. We emphasise on player satisfaction and customer loyalty as the two fundamental pillars for success of the company in the online gaming arena in the coming years.”

From designing the wardrobe to modifying characters, Game Power 7 ensures that players get a feeling of being at home rather than experiencing alienation due to influence of other cultures in the virtual world. This has led to the company witnessing an exponential growth in the number of online Arabic gamers connecting to experience the unique and innovative games developed by Game Power 7. Looking at the popularity of the mobile gaming segment, and backed by an e-payment network that covers more than 19 countries the company is coming up with free mobile games on both Android and iOS platforms in Arabic language. With over one million registered gamers, Game Power 7 believes that the market potential exceeds 25 million gamers with estimated revenue of USD 500 Million Dollars annually. The company has achieved a seven digits total profit during the past five years while maintaining an annual profit growth of 10 per cent.

“It takes a spirited initiative and relentless efforts to offer gamers something new and original from time to time. GamePower7 has been doing exactly that since 2007 by being the first Arab gaming company to develop and publish online Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) Games, MMO Role Playing Games (MMORPG) and also launch online game ‘culturalization’. The Arabic online gaming market is witnessing an exponential growth and being the pioneers in online Arabic gaming gives GamePower7 a strong advantage over its competitors,” said Satyajit Lele, Research Analyst, Best Practices Team, Frost & Sullivan.

Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognises companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices.

About Game Power 7:
The company was founded in 2007 as the first leading Arabic company in the field of online and mobile gaming. As a subsidiary company of Global New Age Media Group, Game Power7 presented innovative products based on localising games from different cultures to fit the Arabic culture, tradition, and local values. Relying on local talents, the company released a variety of exceptional games starting with the most popular in 2008 Arabic Rapplez, which was the first online Arabic game. The game population exceeded one million players. Game Power 7 has operation centres in three Arab countries, while the headquarters are located in Dubai. As part of the belief in the importance of community management, the company established a Culturalization and Cultural Content Department and Community Management QA Department. As part of the company’s integrated corporate social responsibility vision, the company supports several social programmes for the youth and local communities.

For more information on game Power 7, please visit: http://www.gamepower7.com

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Frost & Sullivan Completes Malaysia Excellence Awards (Healthcare) Judging Session; Awards To Be Presented on April 14 in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan recently completed the judging session for the Malaysia Excellence Awards for Healthcare, which will be presented at a dinner gala held on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 from 7.30pm at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.

The Malaysia Excellence Awards aim to recognize Malaysian companies for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices.

The findings of the detailed evaluation are then presented to a panel of independent judges comprising influential personalities and leaders in Malaysia, to decide the recipient for each category.

Below are the esteemed judges who decided on the Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Excellence Awards Healthcare categories:

  1. Manoj Menon, Senior Partner & Asia Pacific Managing Director, Frost & Sullivan
  2. Hazmi Yusof, Country Head, Malaysia & Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan
  3. Geeta Dhanoa, Head of Healthcare Award Program, Frost & Sullivan
  4. Naser Jaafar, Chief Operating Officer, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia
  5. Dato’ Dr. Jacob Thomas, President, Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia
  6. Malini Ramalingam, Deputy Director, Connected Healthcare Digital Lifestyle, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission
  7. Sherene Azura Azli, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC)
  8. Dr. Chua Hong Teck, Director, Healthcare and LIH, Performance Management & Delivery Unit
  9. Professor Datin Dr. Hamimah Hj Hasan, Deputy Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya

There will be a total of thirteen awards presented at the awards ceremony. They are:

  • Hospital of the Year
  • Medical Tourism Hospital of the Year
  • Private Health Insurance Provider of the Year
  • Pharmaceutical Company of the Year – Generics Drug Category
  • Healthcare IT Company of the Year
  • Ophthalmology Service Provider of the Year
  • Home Healthcare Company of the Year
  • Home Healthcare Entrepreneurial Company of the Year*
  • Health Screening Service Provider of the Year*
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Company of the Year in Diabetes Care*
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Company of the Year in Community Health*
  • Dental Company of the Year*
  • Health & Fitness Company of the Year*

For more information on the awards, please visit our website: http://www.malaysia-awards.com/ or like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FSAwards

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These awards were pre-judged internally by Frost & Sullivan analysts and shared with the external panel of judges.

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Senegal, The Philippines, and Uruguay Make Major Strides Towards Universal Access to Reproductive Health

— Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health honors innovative leadership

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health and the Aspen Institute announced today the winners of the 2015 Resolve Award, which recognizes countries that are making landmark progress towards the goal of universal access to reproductive health. This year’s awards are focused on approaches that are anchored in rights-based principles and promote equitable access. Senegal and the Philippines are being honored for exceptional achievements in service delivery and policy development, with special mention to Uruguay for its pioneering approach to risk reduction.

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Delivering on the promise of universal access to reproductive health is one of the key human rights challenges facing governments today, and is central to developing a just, equitable, and sustainable world.

The Honorable Joy Phumaphi, Chair of the Aspen Institute’s Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health, will present the awards to representatives of each country on May 21, 2015, at a ceremony coinciding with the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

Winning Countries
Senegal is the winner of the 2015 Resolve Award for Service Delivery. The country is revolutionizing the availability and supply of contraceptives with its Informed Push Model of distribution. Informed Push uses techniques borrowed from the commercial sector to eliminate inventory stockouts and ensure that women have access to a consistent, reliable supply of family planning products. Development of the system was led by the Ministry of Health, which collaborated with a range of public and private partners to build a robust, sustainable program. The success in Senegal has been dramatic—with stockout frequencies reduced from 80 percent to less than 10 percent—and is already serving as a model for other countries in the region.

The 2015 Resolve Award for Policy Development recognizes the Philippines for its game-changing transformations in the political and regulatory environment for reproductive health. The country’s newly enacted reproductive health law is the result of a 13-year campaign to establish a national reproductive rights and health framework, despite a difficult political climate. The successful culmination of this effort, which was supported by a broad consortium of civil society advocates and government leaders, heralds a new era in health and rights for all Filipinos.

Uruguay is being honored with a Special Mention for its innovative risk reduction approach to unsafe abortion. The Uruguayan model is designed to maximize women’s healthcare options even in a restrictive legal environment, with a focus on treating abortion and unwanted pregnancy as medical issues. As a result, maternal deaths from unsafe abortion have been virtually eliminated in Uruguay. This risk reduction model has been replicated in other countries across Latin America, and is now being implemented in Africa and the Arab world.

About the Awards
The Resolve Award was launched in 2011 by the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health, in partnership with Aspen Global Health and Development, the World Health Organization Department of Reproductive Health and Research, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, to recognize country-led innovations that result in increased access to family planning and reproductive health. Past recipients include Ethiopia, Malawi, Nepal, and Yemen (2012); the Gambia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Zambia (2013); and Afghanistan, Cambodia, Peru, and Tanzania (2014).

The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on May 21, 2015. Additional information will follow. Join the conversation on Twitter @GLCRHresolve and #Resolve.

The Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health, established by The Aspen Institute in 2010, is composed of sixteen sitting and former heads of state, high-level policymakers and other leaders who build political leadership for increased financial and technical support for reproductive health. The Council works to revitalize political commitments to reproductive health by increasing awareness of reproductive health issues, supporting the effective use of donor resources, and championing policies dedicated to achieving universal access to reproductive health. For more information please visit: http://reproductivehealth.aspeninstitute.org/

Aspen Global Health and Development, one of the largest policy programs at the Aspen Institute, is a force for fresh thinking, unlikely collaborations, and nimble action within the global health and development field. Today, GHD’s small, dynamic team works on a collection of issue-specific initiatives – all aimed at catalyzing policy work that better connects champions at the highest levels, development practitioners in the field, and the poorest and most vulnerable on the ground. For more information please visit: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/global-health-development

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The 5th Hong Kong International Mobile Film Awards Ceremony Encourages International Creative Talents Exchange

HONG KONG, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Organised by Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA) and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK), The 5th Hong Kong International Mobile Film Awards Ceremony was held today (March 26th, 2015) at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to honour winners of different award categories. Since 2011, the Hong Kong International Mobile Film Festival has honoured countless creative, quality local and overseas mobile films. This year, Winner of Grand Award, “Contacts” is directed by Yogev Yefet and Nir Berger from Israel. The story is about the aggravating and widespread phenomenon  the use of Whatsapp groups, which greatly influences the relationship among people. EMPTY SPACE, the Silver Winner of the 8th Hong Kong Mobile Film Production Contest’s Best Micro-film (Drama) Award, once again brought home the honour as the Bronze Award Winner of the Best Drama. With gorgeous visual effect, the film tells a story about a man taking a trip 10 hours before he leaves the Earth. The film shows the professional production standard for micro-drama in Hong Kong. 

As a highlight of the Hong Kong International Mobile Film Festival, the 5th Hong Kong International Mobile Film Award involves professional judges from local film industry and other film festival partners in Brazil, Canada, France, Greece, Israel, Korea, Mainland China, Singapore and Taiwan. Each of the judges has picked the top contestant from their home regions to compete in the final judging of the international awards. After rounds of professional judging by the industry representatives of Hong Kong and representatives of the festival partners, the winners were announced today at the award ceremony.

The 5thHong Kong International Mobile Film Awards Ceremony was held in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The organizers was honored to have Mr. Keith Li, Executive Committee Member, Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association as the Guests of Honor to officiate at the ceremony, while Mr. Wellington Fung Wing, Assistant Head (2) of Create HK, Mr. Norman Chan, Lecturer, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University and Mr. Felix Ip, Comic Artist were invited as award presenters. Representatives of festival partners and directors of the finalist also attended the ceremony. Mr. Keith Li, Executive Committee Member, Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association offered his welcome to the guests and remarked that: “The world and the video industry have been revolutionized by smartphones. Creativity has truly become limitless. It’s time for filmmakers to let their imagination fly, and to express their originality and creativity with no boundaries.”

Other awarding winning films also exhibit excellence in storytelling and production techniques. Winner of the Gold Award of Best Animation goes to “The gullible kiss of Mr. Patokos” from Greece. It is a surrealistic story of projecting love, from the birth to the death of it. Winner of the Silver Award of Best Animation goes to “Red Spot” from Taiwan. It is based on a true story about thousands of seals that are hunted by hunters every year. When the hunters drag the seal bodies covered in blood all the way from the boat, they paint the road in red with blood. Winner of the Silver Award of Best Drama goes to “VICIOUS CIRCLE” from France which centers on the use of webcam.

The 5th Hong Kong International Mobile Film Awards Winner List

Best Drama
Gold – Israel “Contacts” Producers: Yogev Yefet / Nir Berger
Silver – France “VICIOUS CIRCLE” Producer: Sylvain Certain
Bronze – Hong Kong “Empty Space” Producer: Lo Wai Lun

Best Animation
Gold – Greece “The gullible kiss of Mr. Patokos” Producer: Alexandros Apostolakis
Silver – Taiwan “Red Spot” Producer: Huang Jui Feng
Bronze – Korea “Prey” Producer: Boyoung Kim

Grand Award – Israel “Contacts” Producers: Yogev Yefet / Nir Berger

CBME AWARDS 2015 is Now Open for Submission

SHANGHAI, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Organised by UBM China, the annual CBME AWARDS recognizes innovation and excellence in the child, baby and maternity products industry, honoring companies and individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the industry. The Awards is one of the most prestigious events in the international child, baby and maternity products industry and is much anticipated by the trade community.

Stepping into its seventh year, the CBME AWARDS 2015 will continue to uphold industry best practices and celebrate achievements made in the global child, baby and maternity products industry.

CBME Awards Rolls Out New Category

This year, CBME AWARDS broadens the number of categories from 17 to 25. An entire new category “Consumer Choice Awards” is set up to recognize the brands with most popularity among consumers. This category covers the following awards:

  • “Consumer Choice for Baby Travel Gear”
  • “Consumer Choice for Baby Bedding and Furniture”
  • “Consumer Choice for Feeding Product”
  • “Consumer Choice for Baby Care Product”
  • “Consumer Choice for Educational Product”
  • “Consumer Choice for Maternity Product”
  • “Consumer Choice for Children’s Wear”

CBME AWARDS 2015 Is Now Open for Entries
CBME AWARDS 2015 welcomes all qualified brands, companies, products and individuals to submit entries. The Awards recognizes and honors excellence, innovations, leadership, corporate and social responsibilities and achievements made in the child, baby and maternity products industry.

CBME AWARDS 2015 is comprised of the following awards:

  • Innovative Products Awards – honors original patented products that have shown rapid advances and innovations in the industry in the past year. Categories include Best Baby Travel Gear, Best Baby Car Seat, Best Baby Bedding and Furniture, Best Baby Feeding Product, Best Baby Care Product and Best Educational Product.
  • Top Brand Awards – categories include Top Brand for Baby Bedding and Furniture, Top Brand for Baby Feeding Products, Top Brand for Baby Travel Gears, Top Brand for Baby Care Products, Top Brand for Educational Products, Top Brand for Maternity Products.
  • Consumer Choice Awards – acknowledges the most popular brands in the past year.
  • Top Retailer Awards – honors the industry’s best retailers in the past year.
  • Best Baby Store in Sales Personnel Quality Awards – honors the baby stores whose store personnel with highest score in “Best Baby Store Sales Contest Awards” held during CBME China 2015.
  • Best Social Responsibility Awards – recognizes the corporation and individuals who are devoted to social responsibilities to make impact not only in the industry but in the whole community.
  • 10-Year Industry Service Awards & 20-Year Industry Service Awards – acknowledges the contribution of corporation and individuals who have been working in this industry for over 10 and 20 years, respectively  
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – acknowledges the significant contribution of key industry player to the industry.

Deadline for submission is on April 20. All entries will be evaluated and judged by a “100-person judge panel” as well as the public.

Finalists will be announced in May and will be showcased at the CBME AWARDS Gallery during CBME China 2015 in July. The 20-Year Industry Service Awards, Best Social Responsibility Awards and 10-Year Industry Service Awards winners will be announced during CBME China 2015 as well. Winners for other categories will be announced during CBME China Annual Seminar this autumn. To submit an entry or learn more about the event, please send email to cbmexpo@cbmexpo.com  

For press enquiries, please contact:

Louise Kathryn Yu
Marketing Director
Tel: (+852) 2585 6101
louise.yu@ubm.com  

About Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME China) www.cbmexpo.com/en  

Held annually in Shanghai, CBME China is the world’s largest sourcing event for baby, child and maternity products. This is the perfect venue for you to meet buyers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in the industry.

About UBM Asia http://www.ubmasia.com/  

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 20 market sectors with 230 exhibitions and conferences, 23 trade publications, 20 online products for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

Marken Wins As Best Life Science Logistics Service Provider Second Year In A Row

Winner Announced at Annual BioPharma Asia Industry Event

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Marken announced today that they won the pharmaceutical clinical research industry award of Best Life Science Logistics Provider at the 5th Annual BioPharma Asia Industry Awards. The award was announced at a dinner and ceremony held in conjunction with the BioPharma Asia conference in Singapore, drawing an annual attendance of 1600.

The Annual BioPharma Asia Convention is the most prestigious regional gathering of executives, investors, and representatives from Pharma, Biotech, Contract Research, Contract Manufacturing Organizations, and Central Laboratories. The best organizations in the industry are recognized for their contributions to biopharmaceutical development in Asia. Marken competed against top global providers well-known in the industry and this win highlights the fact that Marken’s strategy to solely serve the Pharma and Clinical Research industry is appreciated and recognized by its clients.  

Michael Culme-Seymour, Marken Vice President Asia Pacific Region, spoke about the back-to-back win for Marken. “It is truly an honor to be chosen by the industry to win this award again this year. Marken’s selection as the best service provider in this category speaks to the level of passion and expertise of our staff. Thank you to our Asia Pacific team members and to all of our Marken teams around the globe for their dedication and experience. Each and every day, these teams coordinate and ship sensitive and high value drugs as well as time and temperature sensitive biological samples around the world on time and within specification, across multiple time zones. We also humbly thank our clients for their vote and, more importantly, their continued partnership with Marken as the clinical logistics provider of choice. This win highlights our ongoing commitment to the bio pharma and life sciences industries. Having just opened a new office in Shanghai this week to join the existing network of facilities and depots, this has been an exciting week for us as we continue our partnership and expansion with clients in this part of the world.”

Celebrating 35 years, Marken is the world’s only Clinical Logistics Organization (CLO) solely focused on providing logistic services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device and life sciences industries. Marken has continued its expansive growth plan since winning last year and the organization now includes 580 full time employees. In addition to the recent opening of the Shanghai office, another new office will open in Philadelphia (US) in April.

About Marken
Marken is the leading global clinical supply chain solutions provider dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, supporting over 49,000 clinical investigators in more than 150 countries. Marken integrates depot and logistics into solutions that extend the reach of clinical trials to even the most remote treatment-naive geographies. Marken is 100% dedicated to the clinical research industry and a specialist in the transportation of investigational medical products and medical devices. In addition to services such as the storage and distribution of clinical trial materials and drug products to investigators or the patients directly, Marken maintains a leading position for the shipment of biological samples and offers additional services such as shipment lane qualifications as well as GDP, regulatory and compliance consultancy.