2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award Winners Announced

— Merck, Dow, GE, General Motors, Lockheed Martin and fellow award winners to be honored June 2-4 at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Council today recognized world-class manufacturing companies and individual leaders as winners of the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards.

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In a world of intensifying global competition and accelerating, technology-driven change, recipients of the ML Awards have distinguished themselves by embracing breakthrough innovation and enabling their companies to anticipate and respond to customers with unmatched agility.

Now in its eleventh year, the ML Awards honor companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Nominations are entered into 11 categories, evaluated and scored by a panel of expert judges. Ten of the ML Awards categories are for outstanding projects by a manufacturing company. One category recognizes the achievements of individual manufacturing leaders.

“Now more than ever, manufacturers must accelerate and expand innovation and the delivery of customer value while continuing to embrace core principles of quality and operational excellence,” said Global Vice President and Editorial Director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council David R. Brousell. “Winners of the 2015 ML Awards have clearly demonstrated that they are leaders on all of those fronts. Congratulations to each of them.”

ML Award winners and their technology partners will be honored on June 4, 2015 at a gala celebration that concludes the eleventh annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Carlsbad, CA. At the gala, winners of the ML High Achiever Awards, the ML Manufacturers of the Year, and the Manufacturing Leader of the Year will also be announced.

The ML Summit is a unique, interactive gathering of manufacturing leaders from around the world. The theme for the 2015 summit is “The New Era of Creating Manufacturing.” Featured speakers include: Ford Motor Co. Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs John Fleming; Lockheed Martin Space Systems Vice President of Production Dennis Little; The Dow Chemical Company Vice Chairman, Business Operations James R. Fitterling; and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director of the Defense Sciences Office Dr. Stefanie Tompkins.

Expert judges for the 2015 ML Awards include UCLA Vice Provost, Information Technology and Chief Academic Technology Officer Jim Davis; Frost & Sullivan Industrial Automation and Process Control Vice President of Research Sath Rao; L’Oreal Operations America Vice President, Communications and Social Responsibility Morris Lenczicki; Graphicast Inc. President Val Zanchuk; VirTex Enterprises LP CEO Brad Heath; Manufacturing Leadership Council Global Vice President and Editorial Director David R. Brousell; Lexmark International Corporate Manager Sustainability John Gagel; Extreme Networks Vice President, Engineering Operations and Quality Brad Martin; Plastic Molding Technology Inc. CEO Charles A. Sholtis; Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute at UI LABS Executive Director Dean L. Bartles; The Boeing Company Senior Manager Rod Mattison; Card-Monroe Corp. Vice President of Corporate Excellence Jim Joyner; Scientific Games Vice President, Global Supply Chain Chris Hillman; The Dow Chemical Company Vice President Engineering Solutions and Technology Centers Paul Dean II.

The Manufacturing Leadership Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 ML Awards:

Big Data & Advanced Analytics Leadership

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Saudi Aramco (Abqaiq Intelligent Energy Management System)
  • Steel Dynamics
  • The Dow Chemical Company (Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence)

Customer Value Leadership

  • Boston Scientific
  • Schutt Sports (Mass Customization)
  • The Design Phactory
  • Thule, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Sales

Engineering & Production Technology Leadership

  • Ball Aerospace
  • CPI Aerostructures
  • Extreme Networks (Robotic WiFi Antenna Testing)
  • General Motors
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (Applied Additive Tooling Technologies)
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (Hole-Drilling Process Improvements)
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (Optical Projection Of Fastener Installation Data)
  • Mechanical Equipment Company, Inc.
  • Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee (RealCup Capsule Commercialization and Rapid Expansion)
  • PACCAR Engine Company
  • Saudi Aramco (Integrated Analytical Engineering Performance Monitoring Tool)
  • Tessy Plastics LLC
  • The Tech Group

Enterprise Technology Leadership

  • AMA Plastics
  • Boers & Co.
  • CommScope, Inc. (PM Mobile)
  • Crescent Park Corp.
  • Epec Engineered Technologies
  • NetApp, Inc.
  • Nexteer
  • Toyota Boskoku America
  • VirTex Enterprises
  • Xerox

Innovation Process Leadership

  • Blast Motion
  • DIRTT Environmental Solutions
  • GE Global Research
  • IBM (Intelligent Release Enablement)
  • JCB India Ltd
  • Proto Labs
  • The Hayes Companies

Operational Excellence Leadership

  • ATK Aerospace Group
  • Avnet, Inc.
  • CommScope, Inc. (One-Piece Flow)
  • Eaton
  • IBM (IPDL Singapore Design and Operational eXcellence (DOX) Program)
  • Lexmark International, Inc. (Lean Sourcing Framework)
  • L’Oreal USA
  • MBX Systems
  • Nissan Americas
  • Olympic Steel, Inc.
  • Peterbilt Motors Co. (Mixed Model Cab Trim Line)
  • Peterbilt Motors Co. (North Texas Lean Consortium)
  • The Dow Chemical Company (Dow Hsinchu Site’s Six Sigma / Lean Journey)
  • The Raymond Corp.

New Product Leadership

  • BullEx (Attack™ and BullsEye™ Product Platforms)
  • Crest Industries
  • HzO, Inc.
  • Manchac Technologies
  • Merck & Co.
  • Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee (EcoCup Single Serve Capsules)
  • Schutt Sports (STX Stallion)
  • Terves, Inc.

Next-Generation Leadership

  • Allied Mineral Products
  • Meritage Global Services, Inc.
  • Peterbilt Motors Co. (Emerging Leaders Southwest)
  • Specialty Manufacturing, Inc.
  • The Dow Chemical Company (Next Generation Leadership)

Supply Chain Leadership

  • C&S Wholesale Grocers
  • Elster Gas, North and South America (Strategic Procurement Structure)
  • Hewlett-Packard Co.
  • IBM (Singapore Power Systems Transition Project)
  • Lexmark International, Inc. (Global Sourcing Contracts Process Improvements)
  • MAPA SPONTEX
  • PL Developments
  • Redwing Shoe Company
  • Seagate, Inc.
  • Bridge Publications, Inc.

Sustainability Leadership

  • BullEx (Smart Class A PHASE II)
  • Campbell Soup
  • Columbia Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Elster Gas, North and South America (Sustainability Strategy)
  • Extreme Networks, Inc. (Sustainable Packaging)
  • Lexmark International, Inc. (Reconditioning of Laser Cartridge Developer Rolls)
  • Saudi Aramco (Resource and Energy Optimization)

Visionary Leadership

  • Harry Arnon, Hernon Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Marcia Coulson, Eldon James Corp.
  • Donald J. Davis, Kent Displays Inc.
  • Ulrich Ermel, TQ Systems GmbH
  • James Harbour, Harbour & Associates, Inc. (Retired)
  • Curt Modtland, The Dow Chemical Company (Retired)
  • Mort O’Sullivan, ARCA
  • Jamie Quilter, Rexnord Industries

About the Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council, Frost & Sullivan, is the world’s first member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Council’s mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large. The Council produces an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, information, and professional development products, programs, and services, including the Manufacturing Leadership Community website, an online global business network with over 6,700 members worldwide; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization of over 100 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit; the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, celebrating industry achievement; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information, visit www.MLCouncil.com.

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China’s Sentimental Jewelry Brand Debuts in Times Square, Saying “I Do” to the World

NEW YORK, February 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In China, I Do has been the jewelry brand which conveys the warmest sentiment, and creates the most beautiful diamond jewelry in the world through eternal promise and the deep sensibility of love, to protect the most sincere emotion in your heart.

Until today, I Do has been the testimony of the lifetime promise for over 10 million couples, and is the first brand to launch custom celebrity wedding rings in China, blending celebrities’ true love and the art of the brand’s designer, creating custom wedding rings which contain the most unique sentiment. In recent years, it has witnessed the true love moment of some mega-stars from entertainment, music, sports, fashion and hosting circles.

Being the first sentimental jewelry brand to debut in New York Times Square, on this Valentine’s Day of 2015, I Do will say “I Do” to the world through the stories of China’s celebrity couples which will be shown on a giant screen in the square. In different countries, with the same voice, “I Do” is definitely more touching compared to “I Love You”.

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Countdown to the World’s Most Important Trendsetting Show – Baselworld 2015!

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — As the countdown clock ticks down, all the world’s eyes are focused on Baselworld 2015 – the annual highlight for the sector, the show that provides the inspiration for the watch and jewellery industry. From 19 to 26 March, 2015, the world’s attention will focus on Basel as more than 150,000 attendees and 4,000 press representatives from everywhere converge on this city to experience the innovations and creations that will set the trends for the coming year. 

THE MOST IMPORTANT MARKETPLACE AND GLOBAL TRENDSETTING SHOWCASE

The undisputedly most important marketplace and trendsetting event for the world’s watch and jewellery industry, Baselworld brings together the biggest and most prestigious brands in the world, emerging design talent, the finest retailers and the global press. Every year, 1,500 brands from 40 countries choose Baselworld as the main platform to showcase their innovations, creations and latest collections in spectacularly designed multi-storey pavilions on 141,000m2. But Baselworld goes beyond the world of watches and jewellery as it is also the leading global event for diamonds, gemstones and pearl merchants as well as machinery and other suppliers to the industry. The famous London Jewelers from the USA have been visiting Baselworld for over 30 years because it is the foremost show in the world for the presentation of the latest watch and jewellery collections. “Attending Baselworld is a number one priority for our team,” say Mark Udell, CEO, and Candy Udell, President, of London Jewelers, because that’s where “we always discover the latest collections available which we can then present to our discerning clientele back home.” In their opinion, “it is important to be one step ahead and Baselworld makes this possible.”

INSIDER ACCESS TO THE LATEST TRENDS RELAYED AROUND THE WORLD

The newsworthiness of Baselworld is no better established than by the fact that more than 4000 of the world’s financial press, major dailies, lifestyle publications, all of the trade press and biggest TV channels descend every year to cover the show and provide millions around the globe access to the trendsetting creations and innovations that are shown exclusively at Baselworld. Everyone from magazine editors seeking to discover cutting-edge trends and innovative designs to bloggers who deliver up-to-date editorials to consumers in every corner of the planet, they all contribute to creating an unrivalled global impact and underlining the show’s premier position for the watch and jewellery industry.

BASELWORLD 2015 WILL BE HELD FROM 19 – 26 MARCH 2015.

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eBullion Inc. Wholly Owned Subsidiary Man Loong Bullion Earned Top 10 Most Active Loco London Gold/Silver Dealer Award 2013/14 In Hong Kong

NEW YORK, January 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — eBullion Inc. (EBML) wholly owned subsidiary Man Loong Bullion earned a Top 10 Most Active Loco London Gold/Silver Dealer Award 2013/14 in Hong Kong.

At year end, the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society (“CGSE”) in Hong Kong reviews all its members’ trading volume of Loco London Gold/Silver in the past year and gives awards to the top 10 most active members in the trading of Loco London Gold/Silver. eBullion Inc. wholly owned subsidiary Man Loong Bullion Company Limited is proud to receive the Top 10 Most Active Loco London Gold/Silver Dealer Award 2014.

Reference: http://cgse.com.hk/upload/ebook/original/688695849804.Final%20Version.pdf

Man Loong Bullion is an officially designated electronic trading member of the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society (“CGSE”), a self-regulatory organization registered in Hong Kong which acts as an exchange for the trading of gold and silver. Man Loong holds a Type AA License with the CGSE, which authorizes it to engage in the electronic trading of Kilo Gold and Loco London Gold and Silver on behalf of its clients.

The CGSE’s constitution limits CGSE membership to 192 members, all of whom must have a minimum required working capital, defined as cash plus precious metals, of approximately $193,000 and minimum required assets of $643,000. The CGSE requires its members to submit a quarterly liquidity capital report, in order to ensure that the bank balances exceed or equal the balance of customer deposits. Man Loong was in compliance with these requirements.

Though its wholly owned subsidiary Man Loong Bullion, eBullion Inc, (EBML) is able to access the Gold and Silver trading markets in China by business resources provided by the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society (“CGSE”).

To learn more about eBullion Inc, visit the company website at http://www.ebulliongroup.com/. Telephone: (+852) 2155-3999 E-mail: online@manloong.com

Disclaimer

This press release contains forward-looking statements that may involve risks and uncertainties. The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. When used in this press release, the words “plan”, “target”, “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend” and “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the statements regarding eBullion’s strategy, future plans for business development, future expenses and costs, future liquidity and capital resources, and estimates of business profit. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon information available to eBullion on the date of the release, and eBullion assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate. The company’s actual results could differ materially from those discussed in this press release. In particular, there can be no assurance that business development will continue at any specific progress. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the company’s 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission.

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Grown Diamonds Key to Unlocking Future for Diamond Industry, Finds Frost & Sullivan

— Grown Diamonds can help overcome the widening supply demand gap in the long run to compensate for falling mined diamonds supply

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The mined diamond supply has seen a constant decline in the past decade driven by the fact that key diamond mines have passed their peak production levels. Moreover, the diamond mining process has become tougher as the mines age and new mines that are discovered often have shorter life spans and tougher mining conditions. This occurs in light of the rising demand from various markets such as the US, India and China which is likely to widen the demand and supply gap.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Grown Diamonds – Unlocking Future of Diamond Industry by 2050 indicates how Grown Diamonds can represent a potential solution to the issue of global shortage of rough diamond supplies. The breakthrough in technology has made it possible to grow rare quality colorless IIa quality diamonds by creating diamond-growing conditions in semiconductor grade facilities, above the earth’s surface.

Even with all the technological advancement and developments in the field of exploration and mining, the future of rough diamond production from mines looks bleak. A decline in mined diamond production and diamond processing capacities also has a direct impact on the millions of people who are employed within these industry sectors.

This report analyses the supply of diamonds from mined sources till 2050. Various mines across the globe and their lifetime production values were studied to estimate the supply of diamonds from mines. In comparison, the demand was also analyzed to understand the growth in demand till 2050 considering various factors such as growing jewelry sales and expected surge in demand from new regions.

There are other effects associated with a declining supply such as those on the cutting and processing industries in various countries including India. The shortage in supply is likely to impact the employment strongly in these countries. The trend of declining supply has also led to beneficiation with rough diamond producing countries looking for ways to derive more value from the diamonds coming out of their mines by looking to carry out the cutting and polishing within the country.

Moreover, other factors such as vertical integration across the value chain are surfacing with diamond producing companies trying to integrate their production with their downstream retail operations, thus bypassing intermediary traders from the value chain. Leading branded retail chains are trying to bypass intermediaries as well by sourcing directly from the mining companies.

Recent advancements in technology and years of dedicated research on diamond growing techniques have made it possible to grow high-quality diamonds. A significant achievement in grown diamond technology is the ability to grow colorless Type IIa diamonds which are the purest diamonds found below the earth and constitute only 2% of the total global mined diamond production.

Over the next 30 years, grown diamonds will become a dominant player in high technology applications and can prove to be a very significant diamond source for the luxury world.

Moreover, they also offer new high skilled opportunities for employment as these technology-driven innovation centers employ high-skilled engineers, graduates, researchers and scientists as their principal staff. This is apart from the ancillary industries such as manufacturing, instrumentation, semiconductors and so on.

At a time when the earth mined diamond supply is consistently depleting every year, the emergence of Grown Diamonds could serve as a security blanket for the industry. They can help to meet the supply-demand gap for rough diamonds globally and can also expand the market to new application areas and new profile of consumers.

The report may be downloaded through registering at this link: https://www.frost.com/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=293405229

For media queries or if you are interested in more information on this study, please send an email to ariel.brown@frost.com.

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Polychemy Pioneers Personalized Fine Jewelry With 3D Printing

Create & customize a variety of different Rings and Necklaces with Polychemy Jewelry

SINGAPORE, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Polychemy (“the Company” or ” Company”) has released its Online Platform: Polychemy Jewelry. Polychemy allows any one to personalize their own fine jewelry in a variety of precious metals and Gems.

Polychemy's Cursive Name Ring In Gold. Polychemy's Cursive ring uses your name and creates an abstract cursive Design.

Polychemy’s Cursive Name Ring In Gold. Polychemy’s Cursive ring uses your name and creates an abstract cursive Design.

Each Design is generated dynamically and presented to the user via interactive 3D. Allowing users to customize and interact with their personalized designs online, before purchase. Jewelry can be personalized in terms of metal type, Gem stone, name design etc.

We Put the YOU back into Your Jewelry

Polychemy believes that a gift as intimate as Jewelry should have a personal touch. Jewelry is a symbol of a individual’s love and affection, a statement about you and the ones you care about.

Merging the latest in fashion and technology, Polychemy helps users put the “YOU” back into Your jewelry, like imagine-creating a ring or a necklace, with your name built into it’s design, or creating a unique Snow Flake necklace.

Polychemy Jewelry is featured by:

  • Personalized Fine Jewelry in a variety of metals, including Sterling Silver, Solid Gold 18k (White, Yellow & Rose), Palladium and even Platinum Jewelry. And a variety of Different Gems that includes: Diamond, Black Diamond ,Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Emerald, Aquamarine, Peridot, Amethyst and FireOpal.
  • Largest collection of 3D Printed Customizable Jewelry Online.
  • World’s 1st Customizable 3D printed Diamond & Gem Rings.
  • Much more affordable than traditional customised jewelry.

Jewelry can be purchased online at: http://polychemy.com/

How We Do What We Do

Users can customize their jewelry and view it in real-time 3D (WEBGL) before it’s manufactured. All Jewelry models are generated dynamically by our proprietary system. Jewelry is then manufactured and casted to the users preferred material choice. Finally the items are polished and shipped to the customer internationally. Because of our innovative technology and process, custom jewelry can be made much more affordable then ever before. More information on our process can be found here: How Does it Work

Wholesale & Retail Opportunities

Polychemy has exciting new Retail and Wholesale opportunities. Retailers can work with the Company on a consignment basis and offer jewelry to customers at affordable prices. Offline and Online stores are applicable.

It also has embeddable apps that allow retail partners to offer their customers a chance to customize their jewelry with WebGL just like Polychemy.com, straight from their own sites. Giving their users the ability to view their creations before they purchase.

For more information on Wholesale and Retails options, please see here.

Recent Press Mentions

Polychemy ‘s technology and process has been making waves in the 3D printing industry, here are the recent press mentions:

Polychemy Lets You Custom Design 3D Printable Jewelry with A New Interactive Web App — 3DPrintingIndustry.com 

Polychemy launches new platform offering personalized 3D printed jewellery — 3ders.org

Make It Yours: 3D Printed Rings from Polychemy Jewelry Let You Design Your Own Piece — 3dprint.com

Polychemy launches 3D printed custom jewellery platform – tctmagazine

Meet Us @ Singapore 3D Printing Conference.

Aaron Issac, CEO of the Company, will be speaking at the annual 3D printing conference in Singapore

January 28 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am 3D Printed Jewelry: Software Systems for Online Mass Customization & Personalized Products

To learn more, please contact Polychemy at contact@polychemy.com for a discounted ticket.

Aaron has also recently spoke at the Korean smart content conference regarding Polychemy and its technology.

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About Polychemy

Polychemy was founded in 2012 In Sunny Singapore By a Group of Artists and Programmers.
As a Fashion Technology company, we experiment with the latest technologies to create one-of-a-kind designs and accessories for the fashion conscious consumer.

With a special interest in customization, we aim to bring unique custom made products tailored to each individual made to the highest quality possible.

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Kingold Jewelry Announces Update On Kingold Jewelry International Industry Park

Company anticipates on-time completion of the project, with a grand opening in December 2015

WUHAN, China, January 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Kingold Jewelry, Inc. (“Kingold” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: KGJI), one of China’s leading manufacturers and designers of high quality 24-karat gold jewelry, ornaments and investment-oriented products, today announced an update on construction at the Kingold Jewelry International Industry Park (“Jewelry Park”). The Company has completed the framework on the property and now is in the next phase of construction, which will be focused on both exterior and interior decoration and design. The Company expects to complete the entire project on time and will have a grand opening by December 2015, which is consistent with its previously announced schedule.

Zhihong Jia, Chairman and CEO of Kingold, stated, “We are very pleased to have completed this important phase of construction at Kingold’s Jewelry Park, and have been actively working on attracting tenants. We believe that with the completion of the framework we can now accelerate this project and we are very confident that the Company will open on schedule. We will continue to keep our stockholders apprised of our progress.”

Background on Jewelry Park

In October 2013, Kingold entered into an agreement to acquire the operating rights for 66,667 square meters (approximately 717,598 square feet, or 16.5 acres) of land in Wuhan for an aggregate purchase price of RMB1 billion (approximately US$164 million at the then effective spot rate). The Company intends to utilize the completed Jewelry Park as its new operation center and show room. Kingold also plans to rent space within the Jewelry Park to other jewelry manufacturers in China, and may sell developed commercial and residential properties to individual and corporate buyers.

About Kingold Jewelry, Inc.

Kingold Jewelry, Inc. (NASDAQ: KGJI), centrally located in Wuhan City, one of China’s largest cities, was founded in 2002 and today through a variable interest entity, or VIE, relationship with Wuhan Kingold Jewelry Company Limited, a corporation incorporated in the People’s Republic of China, is one of China’s leading designers and manufacturers of 24-karat gold jewelry, ornaments, and investment-oriented products. The Company sells both directly to retailers as well as through major distributors across China. Kingold has received numerous industry awards and has been a member of the Shanghai Gold Exchange since 2003. For more information, please visit www.kingoldjewelry.com.

Business Risks and Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. You can identify these forward-looking statements by words such as “expects,” “believe,” “project,” “anticipate,” or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release include statements regarding Kingold’s Jewelry Park and its estimated time of completion and grand opening, as well as the ability to attract tenants and engage in sales of portions of the property. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, including those contained in Kingold’s SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including Kingold’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Kingold undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Company Contact
Kingold Jewelry, Inc.
Bin Liu, CFO
Phone: +1-847-660-3498 (US) / +86-27-6569-4977 (China)
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Kingold Jewelry Board Of Directors Announces Formation Of Stockholder Value Committee

WUHAN, China, January 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Kingold Jewelry, Inc. (“Kingold” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: KGJI), one of China’s leading manufacturers and designers of high quality 24-karat gold jewelry, ornaments and investment-oriented products, today announced that it has formed a formal committee focused on ensuring that the Company is creating value for stockholders. The stockholder value committee consists of Board members Chairman Zhihong Jia, David Sherman, and Zhonghong Fu, assisted by the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Bin Liu.

The Company’s Board of Directors has been reviewing its corporate strategy with a view towards setting a formal process of reviewing methods in which the Company can consistently enhance stockholder value, including providing greater investor access to management, improving its corporate governance, being consistent in its capital market strategy, and providing greater transparency.

Chairman Jia is the founder of Kingold and through a call option arrangement with Famous Grow Holdings Limited is the beneficial owner of roughly 16 million shares in Kingold. Mr. Jia has also served as Vice President of the Gems and Jewelry Trade Association of China since November 2005. Zhonghong Fu joined the board of Kingold on October 27, 2014. Mr. Fu is the partner in charge of the Shanghai branch of Fortune Venture Capital Co. Ltd. Fortune Capital is one of the leading Chinese venture capital firms with over $3 billion in assets under management. Mr. Fu was appointed as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit and Nominating Committee.

David Sherman has served as an independent director of Kingold Jewelry Inc. since February 1, 2011. Mr. Sherman has served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation and Nominating Committees since February 2011. Mr. Sherman is a Professor of Accounting at Northeastern University D’Amore McKim School of Business.

About Kingold Jewelry, Inc.
Kingold Jewelry, Inc. (NASDAQ: KGJI), centrally located in Wuhan City, one of China’s largest cities, was founded in 2002 and today through a variable interest entity, or VIE, relationship with Wuhan Kingold Jewelry Company Limited, a corporation incorporated in the People’s Republic of China, is one of China’s leading designers and manufacturers of 24-karat gold jewelry, ornaments, and investment-oriented products. The Company sells both directly to retailers as well as through major distributors across China. Kingold has received numerous industry awards and has been a member of the Shanghai Gold Exchange since 2003. For more information, please visit www.kingoldjewelry.com.

Company Contact
Kingold Jewelry, Inc.
Bin Liu, CFO
Phone: +1-847-660-3498 (US) / +86-27-6569-4977 (China)
bl@kingoldjewelry.com

INVESTOR RELATIONS
The Equity Group Inc.
Katherine Yao, Associate
+86 10-6587-6435
kyao@equityny.com

Adam Prior, Senior Vice President
(212) 836-9606
aprior@equityny.com

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2nd Edition of Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair Concluded Successfully!

TAIPEI, Dec. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On 24th November, the second edition of Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair concluded successfully at Taipei World Trade Center with record-breaking numbers: 283 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions and a total of 9,540 trade visitors from 42 countries and regions, roughly 50-percent growth, underlining the exhibition as the leading trading platforms for the jewellery industry in Taiwan.

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

 

Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair

Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair

 

Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair

Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair

 

Seminar

Seminar

 

 

The four-day event received positive results in all aspects, including in venue design, exhibition scale, onsite events, exhibits and organizer’s service. Many visitors commented that the scale of fair was unprecedented in Taiwan. Distinct exhibit categorization and country pavilions not only enabled buyers to save time in making purchases, but also clearly presented different countries’ features and competitive prices.

A considerable volume of orders was placed during the show; an amber exhibitor from Poland reported that they had sold half of their exhibits on the second day of the fair. Clear proof of the strong enthusiasm of buyers at the show was provided by the fact that two automatic teller machines (ATM) in the venue ran out of cash on the last day of the fair. Post-show follow-up sales are estimated to be over ten billion Taiwan dollars.

The fair drew enthusiastic support and response from local and overseas exhibitors. In addition to Taiwanese exhibitors, it is exciting that exhibitors from Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Turkey, the International Gemstone Association (ICA) and the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) all plan to book group pavilions at the next event.

Below are the statistics for the 2014 Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair:

  • Total number of visitors: 9,540(+50% compared to 2013)
  • Visitors came from 42 countries and regions. Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan, India and Italy were the top five sources of visitors from outside of Taiwan. International attendees accounted for 14% of the total attendance with 1,308 visitors.
  • Size of venue: 4,212 sqm(+40% to 2013)
  • Total number of exhibitors: 283(+35% to 2013)
  • Exhibitors came from Australia, Belgium, Canada, mainland China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA; a total 25 countries and regions.
  • The fair featured 9 country and group pavilions, including Hong Kong, Italy, the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and USA.

Highlighted Events: Cities Forum & Seminars

This year’s fair included seven seminars, attracting over 700 visitors who learned the latest market information and investment trends. For example, the future investment trend of Mozambique rubies, potential analysis of precious stones and fancy coloured diamonds, useful tips on selecting jadeite, etc. All seminars received positive feedback from attendees.

There was also a Cross-Straight jewellery conference during the show. By exchanging opinions, both sides shared jewellery industry development and practical proposals, whereby achieve mutual benefit for both parties and bring more new business opportunities to Taiwan.

Exhibitors’ Quotes

Sales Manager of YaDonna International Inc., Ms Awin Lin (Taiwan)

“Thanks to UBM Asia for holding such a high quality fair, there were not only Taiwan exhibitors but also exhibitors from Japan, USA, Sri Lanka and other countries. The entire fair was well-organized and proper security controls enabled each exhibitor able to get well-connected with customers and show them their products contentedly.

In comparison to last year, the fair has expanded into a bigger size; I believed that the Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair will become an iconic major jewellery fair among the international exhibitions!”

Visitor’s Quotes

Tasa Meng Corporation, Ms Kimmy Lin (Taiwan)

“The exhibitors invited by UBM Asia this year are mostly well-known or up-and-coming designers. Product categorization is clear to let buyers find what they want easily. The most important thing is that you are able to find those suppliers and compare their prices and products easily; moreover, it enables buyers to make connections within the industry and achieve their objective of looking for new partners. Thanks for the effort of UBM Asia and especially for the improvement of venue decoration. I am sure this fair is a big milestone for Taiwan jewellery industry and I am glad we have such substantial scale and international fair here in Taiwan!”

Secretary General of Tianjin Gold Jewelery Association, Mr. Lee Guei Chien (China)

“Tianjin Gold Jewelery Association gathered many powerful enterprises and jewellers in Tianjin to participate in this show. This fair is the highest level of international jewellery show in Taiwan ever!

Taiwan’s coral products are very sought after in Tianjin. Taiwan’s jewellery industry also works hard to promote Taiwan jewellery design and develop new product ideas. This meeting gave both sides of the jewellery industry an opportunity to learn from each other and facilitate the development of the jewellery business.”

Private Jewellery Collector, Mr. Harry Lu (China)

“The organizer put in much effort to gather exhibitors from around the world, so we could have chance to get in touch with exquisite treasures. In addition to a wide variety of quality gemstones, there were also delicate and innovative jewellery designs ready to amaze the visitors! Every exhibitor communicated the essence of their products sincerely so that visitors could truly gain a great deal of knowledge at the fair. I’m already looking forward to the show next year!”

General Manager of UBM Asia Ltd. Taiwan Branch, Ms Sabine Liu said:

“Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair has been expanding and innovating along the way. Both exhibitors and visitors are full of praise for this fair, affirming it to be an effective platform to improve business development and information exchange. Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair becomes a must-attend annual event for Taiwan jewellery industry. We are confident we will take next year’s fair to an even higher level.”

For fair details, please contact: Ms. Rita Hung

For media enquiries, please contact: Ms. Jojo Lee
UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch
Tel: +886-2-2738 3898
Fax: +886-2-2738 4886
Email: info-tw@ubm.com
Website: www.taiwanjewelleryfair.com

Notes to Editors

About UBM Asia (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 presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 60 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

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Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014 Concluded on a High Note

Welcomed a total of 9,615 local and overseas visitors

SINGAPORE, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The second edition of the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair, held from 23 October to 26 October 2014, attracted 9,615 visitors and 161 acclaimed exhibitors from 21 countries across 10,000 square metres of exhibition space at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, firmly sealing its position as the largest fine jewellery fair in Singapore and the region. Compared to its inaugural edition last year, the number of visitors increased by 10 percent.

The four-day fair presented several pavilions from Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the United States of America, as well as independent exhibitors from other countries such as Austria, Belgium, Germany, Israel, Italy, and Switzerland. The fair also showcased a stunning Exquisite Pavilion and an exclusive Designer Atelier, each housing a number of local and overseas suppliers with a spectacular trove of fine jewellery and gems for professional trade buyers, private collectors and general public.

The second consecutive year of success shows that the Singapore Jewellery and Gem Fair is being recognised as the most influential jewellery event in the region. The fair is positioned as a professional trading platform for international jewellers to build their brand recognition and introduce their products in the Southeast Asia region.

Delivery of a piece of treasure to everyone, and more

At the fair, professional trade buyers, private collectors, jewellery connoisseurs and deal hunters found a large variety of jewellery pieces from a hundred to multi-million dollars.

“The fair is an ideal platform for jewellery companies in the Southeast Asia region like us to expand our sourcing network. Apart from business deals, we managed to acquire more information about the market across the region as well”, said Gian Adhitya, Junior Manager of DEPEARL, Indonesia.

“The fair is compact which enables us to focus and find suitable jewellery suppliers we want easily”, said Weerawat Woramakakun, business owner of PRAKAIPETCH, Thailand.

A showcase of young talents

The Singapore Jewellery Design Award was presented to five young jewellery designers at the opening ceremony on 23 October, 2014 to recognise their talent and creativity. These young talents were also given the opportunity to showcase their winning designs at the booth of Singapore Jewellers Association alongside many leading jewellers at the fair.

In addition, students from Jewellery Design and Management International School, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and Raffles Design Institute occupied a space of 72 square metres at the fair to display their creations and promote Singapore’s jewellery designs to the world.

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Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2015

Building on two years of shining successes, the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2015 will continue to present the best variety of fine jewellery and gem products and the most exquisite jewellery pieces supplied by notable international exhibitors from around the world. The Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2015 will be held from 22 to 25 October 2015 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

Note to Editors:

About the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair

Exclusively endorsed by the Singapore Jewellers Association and the Diamond Exchange of Singapore, the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair is the largest fine jewellery event in Singapore and the region, and will see more than 200 exhibitors from 21 countries, targeting the region’s fastest growing high-net-worth population. The event is organised by UBM Media (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a member of UBM Asia, organiser of the most professional international jewellery fairs globally including the world’s number one fine jewellery event, the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

About UBM Asia (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 over 1,400 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 21 market sectors with 160 exhibitions, 75 conferences, 28 trade publications, 18 vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

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