K-Safety Expo 2018: A collaboration between safety industry and technology of Korea, ICT leader
Aug 13, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- South Korea has recently suffered from disastrous calamities, such as 5.4 magnitude earthquake in the city of Pohang, fire at a sports center in Jecheon, and gigantic forest fire. Owing to these incidents, "safety" has become Korea's major concern and its government aims to foster and develop the overall industry of safety.

For this reason, Ministry of the Interior and Safety of South Korea is holding K-Safety Expo (Korea International Safety and Security Expo) this November to present the convergence of advanced technology and safety industry. K-Safety Expo is Korea's largest trade fair focused on the safety and security industries. This year marking the 4th edition, K-Safety Expo will be held at Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) from November 14 to 16, 2018.

K-Safety Expo is in steady growth with 345 companies and government agencies plus 46,000 visitors participated for last year; in addition to delegations and overseas buyers of 26 companies from 21 countries and regions including UAE, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Cambodia as well.

This year, with Korea being one of the world's leading nations for ICT, K-Safety Expo will introduce the latest safety and security technologies as well as the trends based on cutting-edge technology. Various products and services combining safety industry, in the areas of disaster prevention, security, transportation, and construction, with 4th industrial revolution technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) would be available.

For general or participation related inquiries, please contact K-Safety Expo 2018 Secretariat at +82- 44-205-4192/+82-31-995-8209 or visit the official website at www.k-safetyexpo.com. There will be special benefits exclusively for those who want to have a business meeting with Korean companies or visit as a foreign buyer; thus, it is advised for buyers to pay special attention.

Source: KINTEX

The Biggest Food & Hospitality Oman Exhibition to be held in October
Aug 13, 2018

Muscat, Oman, 13 August 2018— Omanexpo’s signature food and hospitality trade event and Oman’s biggest event of its kind, Food & Hospitality Exhibition & Conference, is set to be held from the 15th to the 17th of October 2018 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

For three days, the world class venue will be the center of about 500 local and international brands from the food and beverage, ingredients and seasoning, food processing technology, agriculture and fisheries, kitchen and catering equipment, packaging systems, HORECA furniture, resort and spa facilities, hotel décor, hotel and hospitality technologies segments.

The annual trade show, recognized as the landmark food and hospitality event in Oman and now celebrating its 13th edition, will showcase the industry’s continuous development and expansion through a comprehensive networking, education, business-to-business platform, reflecting the emerging opportunities that current and pipelined million-dollar tourism infrastructure projects have to offer.

Ammar Ahmad, exhibition manager for Food & Hospitality Oman, says “Most of the industry’s important segments, such as food supplies, which spur the requirement for food packaging, value and luxury retail outlets, shopping malls, new hotels, and hypermarkets, are in great demand especially at this time. The industry is full of business opportunities and this is what we are offering to the trade.”

"The business-to-business meetings, which is also part of the show offering, is a way for us to provide companies with opportunities to increase their contacts in the local and international markets," he adds.

The last edition, held from the 16th to the 18th of October 2017, saw a good number of international exhibitors representing 18 countries, international buyers from UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain, professionals from leading hotels and catering companies, importers, distributors and buyers from leading supermarkets and hypermarkets, and about 6,000 trade visitors.

Highlighting the exhibition were the Omani Products Pavilion and the India Pavilion, which showcased 40 companies. A concurrent feature was the Food Safety Oman Conference, which covered current relevant issues as Food Safety Culture and Environment, Regulatory Environment, Food Handlers Training, Food Inspection, Supply Chain, Logistics and Packaging and New Technologies. Speakers also presented best-practice case studies to help and identify how to tackle critical issues in food safety.
This year, apart from the pavilions and conference, the show will once again present the traditional Professional Chefs Competition organized in association with Oman Chefs Guild. The competition will put more than 50 of the country’s best professional chefs from 4 and 5-star hotels, restaurants, catering companies and bakeries, to a test of skill, technique and style in five categories: Three-Tier Wedding Cake, Tapas, Petit Fours, Live Cooking Mystery Box, and Five-Course Gourmet Dinner.

The sought-after Oman Barista Competition will also be another crowd-drawer after successfully making its mark in the coffee scene after five editions. “The competition will pave the way for similar talent and skill platforms and will also be vital to the advancement of the hospitality sector, as we are bringing in opportunities to food and coffee producers, manufacturers, distributors, importers, and retailers,” Ahmad remarks.

To keep the show more exciting, Omanexpo has partnered with McCain Foods to bring the first-ever Battle of the Burgers, a competition among grilling experts for the best burger in Oman.

Food & Hospitality Oman is anticipated to be the biggest edition to date with the participation of more local and international companies, more country pavilions, widely participated competitions, and business-to-business meetings, lending testimony to a well-established show that has enjoyed its “UFI-approved event” status since 2010.

It is recognized as the international flagship event for the food and hospitality sectors in the Sultanate, pioneering, as with Omanexpo’s trade shows, all other food and hotel-related events that have sprung up in the last two years.


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Email: melissa.daleja@omanexpo.com

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RetailEX ASEAN 2018 Press Conference Reveals How Event is 'Transforming the ASEAN Retail Landscape'
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Aug 13, 2018

BANGKOK, Aug 13, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - RetailEX ASEAN 2018 ("RetailEX"), the largest annual international trade exhibition and conference in Southeast Asia, catering to retailers and brands focused on succeeding in ASEAN markets, is set to return better than ever before this September; with brand-new zones and content rich conferences over the three-day event.

RetailEX, under the theme "Transforming the ASEAN Retail Landscape" will be held on 19 to 21 September 2018 at Halls 3 and 4, at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Over 4,000 attendees from diverse industries such as e-commerce and entertainment, healthcare, design and hospitality are expected to attend.

The three-day event is co-organised by the Thai Retailers Association ("TRA"), together with Clarion Events and IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. ("IMPACT"), and is supported by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau ("TCEB"). Dr Chartchai Tuongratanaphan, Executive Director, TRA, emphasised at the press conference, how RetailEX ASEAN 2018 is defining retail within ASEAN. "Retail possibilities, expectations, behaviour and opportunities in the ASEAN community are evolving fast. Sharing our insights, knowledge and experience is absolutely essential; as is making those valuable connections and sourcing new products, services and even ideas. Retail beyond 2018 is unchartered territory and retailers and brands need to know how to navigate these newly emerging landscapes."

"RetailEX showcases the very best in cutting-edge retail technology innovation and solutions; acting as a must-visit, go-to marketplace as well as an insightful, industry knowledge-sharing platform with keynote speakers, workshops and invaluable networking opportunities," shared Mr. Loy Joon How, General Manager, IMPACT.

Mr. Charkrit Direkwattanachai, Vice President, Marketing Activation & Public Relations, Marketing Association of Thailand, adds "This is the first time that the Marketing Association of Thailand has partnered RetailEX to organise the 'Marketing in Retail' seminar. The objective of this seminar is to provide latest marketing trends and updates to retail brands. The seminar will feature many topics from various perspectives. This include consumer insights; how brands can differentiate themselves at point of sales; utilising big data for marketing strategy; case studies on omni channel; and how to integrate offline to online to revolutionise the retail industry."

Ms. Kanokporn Dumrongkul, Director of Exhibitions Department, TCEB, states "TCEB has been supporting RetailEX for four consecutive years. This year the bureau supported overseas marketing of the event and attracted trade buyers from ASEAN+6 countries through the Connect Businesses Campaign. The campaign aims to boost business matching between ASEAN+6 countries with the exhibitors, which will expand business opportunities in the event. TCEB expects that this support will generate more than 70 million baht revenue to the country. RetailEX will have a role in making Thailand an exhibition platform of ASEAN, in line with TCEB's policy. In 2017, TCEB-supported exhibitions experienced 126% growth in ASEAN trade visitors and 42.8% increase in ASEAN exhibitors."

New features at RetailEX

RetailEX is introducing several new features this year, to cover every aspect of retail from start-up to creating an outlet and succeeding online. These new highlights include:

- Design Pavilion, showcasing the latest concept store designs to create greater customer engagement and experience;
- Vending Machine & Self-Service Facilities Expo, primarily targeting the F&B industry, as well as offering payment and remote monitoring systems; photo booths; phone charge boxes; laundry room self-service equipment and more;
- Inaugural ASEAN Retail Excellence Award, acknowledges the best retailers and retail initiatives in ASEAN;
- Dedicated Concierge Business Matching Programme, connecting regional and local buyers with exhibitors and sponsors; and
- Launched Start-up Zone with the RetailEX Elevator Pitch, 10 shortlisted start-ups are given two minutes to pitch their ideas to 10 seasoned investors.

More varied content at RetailEX Conference

The RetailEX Conference promises more varied content, featuring a distinguished speaker panel of local and international industry who's who, including the CEO of 11Street; CTO of Central Group; COO of City Mart Holdings; Chief Strategy Officer of The Mall Group; Head of eCommerce from Unilever and many more, to share the latest retail trends and insights in Thailand and beyond. There will also be free on-floor seminars over the 3 days such as the Retail Training Program, organised by TRA, which explores industry trends, business models, branding and design development. The inaugural Marketing in Retail Seminar, held in conjunction with RetailEX, covers topics of interest for brands and marketers to build stronger brand identity and better scaling for their businesses.

RetailEX features more than 80 exhibitors and sponsors including Zendesk, Workplace by Facebook, AsiaPay, Insider, SpotOn Interactive, System Form, Thai Foretaste, SELF Electronics, Turbon (Thailand), AJIS (Thailand), Moderate, Quikframe, Secure Solution Asia, Smart ICT, Shenzhen COSUN Sign Engineering, Canon Ball Manufacturing, Changshu Hongda Business Equipment, and many more. Registration is open to business visitors.

About RetailEX ASEAN

RetailEX ASEAN is an annual international trade exhibition and conference that caters to retailers and brands focusing on the ASEAN market, one of the fastest growing regions of the world. The exhibition serves as a marketplace for buyers to source for the latest retail related technology and solutions whilst the conference is an educational and knowledge-sharing platform for industry players to learn about the latest retail trends, helping companies to scale their businesses through practical case studies and insights from movers and shakers of the industry.

The 3-day event, happening in Bangkok will attract 4,000+ key retail stakeholders and is designed to help brands and retailers transform their operations with various solutions and innovative technologies.The event will take place from 19-21 September 2018 at Hall 3-4, IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center. For more show information and details, please visit the official website: www.retailexasean.com

About the Organizers

Thai Retailers Association has been established more than 30 years. At first the group was called the "Department Store Retailers Club", it was gathered by a group of department store entrepreneurs who realized that they must be corporate other stand individual in order to exchange ideas and share their visions as to developing an industry strategies as a whole. www.thairetailer.com

Clarion Events is one of the world's leading event organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events. Founded in 1947, its 760 employees based in 13 offices worldwide specialise in delivering first class marketing, networking, and information solutions in high value sectors, both in mature and emerging geographies. Clarion's customers use our range of exhibitions, conferences, tradeshows, and websites to target new business, demonstrate their products, build deeper relationships with their clients and identify new opportunities for performance improvement. Some of our most important core markets include Energy, Defence and Security, Telecoms, Payments, Retail, Infrastructure, and Resources. www.clarionevents.com

IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. is the leading exhibition organizer in Thailand. IMPACT organizes and manages professional trade and public exhibitions, conferences, meetings and training, working in hand with international trade associations, organizers and corporations across a board spectrum of industries. We create effective market platforms and offer a comprehensive range of turn-key event management solutions ranging from market research, exhibition and visitor promotion and sales, advertising and promotion, public relations, operation to on-site logistic management for exhibitions and conferences of all sizes and industries. www.impact.co.th.

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Monyaphat Klinmontha (Fern), +66 90 8978167, pr@brandnow.asia
Kittima Kaur (Tinny), +66 81 8262399, kittima@brandnow.asia
Pattaraporn (Pond), +66 94 4930069, event@brandnow.asia
Brand Now Asia, +66 2 105 4217, www.brandnow.asia

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Taiwan International Beauty Show 2018 returns in September
Aug 11, 2018

As Taiwan's only B2B beauty and cosmetics show, the Taiwan International Beauty Show 2018 will be held at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 from September 13 to 15. Organized by TAITRA, this is the third year for the event.

For the first time, the show will feature a Startups pavilion. Startup companies launched after January 2014 are eligible to attend the show. TAITRA hopes to connect Taiwanese startup brands with overseas business opportunities. One of these startups is AGE D'OR, a skin-care brand which has received the Gold and Silver awards of the world-renowned quality evaluation "Monde Selection 2018".

International cosmetic manufacturers from Korea, Italy and Israel are also to showcase some of the world's latest, most trendy products. Among them are Italian manufacturer EyRA, whose product, Blue Venom, was highlighted among the COSMOPROF Trends this year.

Other remarkable brands include the aesthetic medicine cosmetics brands Jourdeness; Cellina, a best-seller classic for over 40 years; and Ching Seng Tong, the lip gloss expert in Asia, and more.

Major categories of exhibited products include

  • Makeup Kits
  • Makeup Preparations
  • Skin Care Products
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Supplies
  • Eyelash products
  • SPA
  • Perfume & Deodorant
  • Cosmetics and Beauty Supplies
  • Cosmetics Container/ packaging
  • Cosmetics making machines/ equipment
  • Beauty Supplements

    Major future trends for beauty products and cosmetics are

  • a good market prospect for organic products,
  • male skin-care products and cosmetics,
  • personalized cosmetics and skin-care products, and
  • products that can adapt to the faster pace of modern life.

    Renowned speakers from overseas have been invited to share their views about the aforementioned trends, and they will also discuss topics such as brand marketing and management, organic and natural cosmetics, international cosmetic regulations and technology, etc.

    In addition, attendees will be able to attend a variety of forums seminars, and benefit from One-on-One Procurement Meeting with potential buyers, and conduct onsite product launch and showcases.

    Media Contact
    Show Manager:
    Ms. Tingyu Hsieh
    Tel: 886-2-2725-5200 Ext.2859
    Fax: 886-2-2729-1089
    Email: tingyu@taitra.org.tw

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    ShoeTech Taipei - The Purchasing Festival for Global Footwear Industry
    Aug 11, 2018

    Organized by TAITRA, the 1st Taipei International Shoe Making Technology Show (2018 ShoeTech Taipe) will open on August 15 through 19 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, 4F Skydome.

    2018 ShoeTech Taipei features advanced automated shoemaking equipments, and various solutions for automation using intelligent systems and robots. The show has attracted the attention of leading global shoe brands, footwear manufacturers, dealers and agents around the world.

    2018 ShoeTech Taipei is the ideal platform for footwear manufacturers and designers to source, network, share technological achievements, and keep up with major trends.

    Major exhibitions at the show cover the following categories:

  • Shoe Machinery
  • Machinery for the Leather Processing
  • Testing Instrument
  • Shoe Molds & Dies
  • CAD/CAM Software and CNC Engraver
  • Automated Equipment & Machinery
  • Shoe Material, Leather, Parts, Components & Accessories, Adhesives
  • Machining & Treatment Services
  • International Association, Media

    Well-known footwear manufacturer such as Pou Chen, Grabit, Inc. from the U.S. (invested by Nike), automation equipment provider Panasonic, top collaborative robot Taiwan manufacturer Techman Robot, and Japanese company OMRON will participate.

    The App for ShoeTech Taipei is available online, which makes information including exhibitor list, product list, floor map, and event dates easy to find, and also it also includes badge scanning function. Visitors are encouraged to use the App to obtain the latest info for ShoeTech Taipei 2018.

    For more information, please go to the official website: https://www.shoetech.com.tw/en_US/index.html.

    Show Manager → Mr. Wolfgang Tang ext. 2619
    Publicity Manager → Ms. Lea Chou ext. 2616
    Exhibition Department, TAITRA
    Tel: 886-2-2725-5200, Fax: 886-2-2725-1959

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    2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition Launches
    Aug 10, 2018

    SHANGHAI, Aug. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The success of the 2016 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, organized by Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, received worldwide coverage, and, for the first time, demonstrated that a Chinese music competition is just as sophisticated as any other at the global level. The Organisation Committee held a press conference on August 8, 2018 to announce that the second edition of the competition would take place from then until September 1 in Shanghai. In addition, there was also a draw for the order of the quarter finalists.

    Stellar Judging Panel

    The Jury Committee has been expanded from thirteen to fifteen members, and features a star-studded lineup of pedagogues, violinists, and industry leaders to fairly evaluate the contestants in a variety of ways including technique, interpretation, and performance.

    The jury – co-chaired by conductor David Stern, son of Isaac Stern, and Professor Vera Tsu Weiling, who has sat on the judging panels of many leading international violin competitions – is comprised of internationally-acclaimed violinists Maxim Vengerov and Augustin Dumay; leading figures of China's violin industry Lina Yu and Siqing Lu; the founding member and first violinist of Shanghai Quartet, Weigang Li; the founding member of Emerson Quartet, Philip Setzer; the former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, Glenn Dicterow; and concertmaster of Munich Philharmonic Sreten Krstic. The jury also includes world-renowned pedagogues Zakhar Bron, Dora Schwarzberg, and Daniel Heifetz; and two industry veterans, the founding member of the classical artists management company Askonas Holt, Martin Campbell-White, and the current programming director of Philharmonie de Paris, Emmanuel Hondré.

    Renowned Collaborative Musicians to Help Improve Musical Quality

    The repertoire of this edition provides a greater focus on interpreting and understanding the musical spirit rather than merely technique, aiming to evolve the candidates from 'soloists' to 'musicians.'

    Additionally, the works include more diversified music styles and forms of performances. Each contestant will perform four sets of works during the Quarter-Finals. Then, for comprehensive assessment, the Semi-Finals will include even more diversified repertoire and consist of three sections – the string quartet in which contestants will perform with Yi-Wen Jiang, Honggang Li, and Nicholas Tzavaras from the Shanghai Quartet; sonatas and Kreisler's works, in which contestants will collaborate with invited young pianists Zhen Chen, Yingjia Xue, and Qiuning Huang; and a Mozart Concerto with an originally-composed cadenza. In addition to including a concerto of choice, which is conventional in competitions, the Final Round will include the violin concerto, La Joie de la Souffrance, by the renowned Chinese composer Qigang Chen, which was commissioned by SISIVC, among others. The piece will be conducted by David Stern, Music Director of Kansas City Symphony Orchestra and son of Isaac Stern.

    Quarter-Finalist Order is Set, Contestants Getting Ready

    Starting from the announcement of this edition's competition on September 9, 2017 until the application deadline on January 31, 2018, the number of applicants increased by a large margin compared to the first edition. Over 90% of the applicants have won prizes from top-level competitions and more than half are students or graduates from international top-class music schools. Twenty-seven contestants from eleven countries and regions will participate in the Quarter-Finals.

    It is widely agreed that the first edition of the Competition established extensive awareness and influence on the classical music world for its professional competition system, prominent judges, fair selection, innovative schedule, outstanding contestants, and distinctive features, which laid the foundation for this edition.

    The 2018 competition will once again seek nominations for the Isaac Stern Award – Human Spirit Award, which provides recognition to any individual from around the world who has made an outstanding contribution to humanity through the medium of music.

    From Competition to a Professional Career on Bigger Stages

    Besides the USD $100,000 prize presented to the champion, the largest music monetary prize of any music competition in the world, the Competition puts great effort on helping soloists become musicians over the long term on their road to professional musicianship. The Competition also introduces the winners to world-class agencies, recording opportunities, and facilitates collaborations with top-level national and international orchestras such as the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic, Guangzhou Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, and Sydney Symphony, in order to open the door to a professional career and to provide them a bigger stage.

    New Commission for the Final Round to Promote Chinese Music

    This year's competition will continue the tradition of spreading Chinese music, working together with China Pacific Insurance, the principal sponsor of the Stern Competition. La Joie de la Souffrance violin concerto by renowned Chinese composer Qigang Chen is a required work for the final round. It was specially planned by Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and is co-commissioned by Beijing Music Festival, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

    According to Chen, this work embraces both eastern and western cultures, dives in-depth into the meaning of life, and poses a great challenge to the performer's ability to analyze and understand the music. By tapping into the global influence of the Competition, Chinese works such as this one have a chance to reach a wider audience - faster. Including a commission by a Chinese composer also embodies the concept of Chinese music as a more effective approach to communicating the Chinese culture with the rest of the world – the idea proposed by Long Yu, President of the Organization Committee, during the initial stages of the establishment of the competition.

    Source: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

    Bright industry outlook echoed by positive exhibitor recruitment at SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou
    Aug 10, 2018

    GUANGZHOU --( ASIA TODAY )-- SIAF 2019 will be held next year from 10 – 12 March at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. Early signs for the show are positive as exhibitor booking numbers have increased by over 30% compared with this same period last year.

    As a sister event of the world-renowned SPS IPC Drives in Nuremburg, Germany, SIAF is the premier hub for intelligent automation solutions in South China. Exhibitor recruitment for the 2019 edition has already surpassed previous years as booth reservations have increased by 36% from this time last year. Some of the renowned brands to return again in 2019 include Balluff, Cognex, IFM, Pepperl + Fuchs, SICK and YASKAWA Shougang. Such encouraging figures indicate industry peers are optimistic about the market growth over the coming years.

    A long-time exhibitor of SIAF, Adtech (Shenzhen) Technology Co Ltd, applauded the continued effectiveness of the show. Mr Wang Liang, Marketing Manager, stated: “Our company has been exhibiting at SIAF since 2007. The show has a long history of helping to develop the industry and has earned significant influence within the industrial automation industry in South China. We return each year to the fair in order to increase our brand awareness and to meet new customers.” From small and medium-sized companies specialising in a particular technology to large businesses involved across various industry sectors, SIAF continues to be recognised as an ideal platform to discover new business opportunities.

    Similar to last year, various product categories will be arranged into different halls to make navigation for fairgoers more convenient. Hall 5.1 will feature sensors and applications of machine vision, while industrial robotic technologies and accessories, pneumatic systems and components as well as intelligent equipment will all be featured in Hall 2.1. Hall 3.1 and 4.1 will house advanced control technologies, industrial connectors, drive systems and components.

    The application of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in manufacturing technologies to deliver greater capacity and value by optimising production requirements has become a compelling industry trend. An enhanced product zone dedicated to IIoT, industrial software and systems will allow fairgoers to uncover some of the latest innovations available in the market.

    Concurrent event programme gathers influential speakers offering key market insights

    Besides being a sourcing platform, SIAF offers a comprehensive platform for fairgoers to expand their knowledge and learn more about

    the industrial automation industry. The fair will deliver an engaging programme of talks and panel discussions by gathering key decision makers to explore the latest industry trends and developments. Some of the key presentation topics at the 2019 fair include:

  • Manufacturing
  • - Using electrical automation and Industrial IoT as a means to assist intelligent manufacturing
    - Visualisation of control technology
    - The collaboration of motors and drive components for a more efficient performance

  • Process automation
  • - Shifts in production patterns – from a traditional production line to flexible manufacturing cells
    - Seamless communication technology in flexible manufacturing cells

  • Case studies and solutions
  • - The application of connection technology, sensing technology and machine vision with practical solutions for the automobile manufacturing industry
    - A practical perspective on industrial digital transformation trends
    - Comprehensive solutions for the logistics and warehouse industries

    SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou is jointly organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corporation, Guangzhou Overseas Trade Fairs Ltd and Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. Associate sponsors are the Guangdong Association of Automation, the Guangzhou Association of Automation and the Guangzhou Instrument and Control Society.

    The 2019 show will be held concurrently with Asiamold - Guangzhou International Mould & Die Exhibition. Asiamold focuses on additive manufacturing, moulding and 3D printing technologies which all make use of industrial automation technology. Exhibitors will no doubt benefit from the business opportunities presented at the two fairs.

    For more information about the 2019 show, please visit www.spsinchina.com, or email sps@china.messefrankfurt.com.

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    SMTS releasing show report for 2018 and now accepting applications for 2019 edition
    Aug 09, 2018

    Tokyo, Japan --( ASIA TODAY )-- Supermarket Trade Show offers the latest information to food distribution industry focus on supermarkets. It gives you the opportunity to meet leaders from the retail, wholesale, ready meal and food service industry, and to bring partnership potential, networking and sharing-trend for your new business chances.

    The New Supermarket Association of Japan (NSAJ http://www.smts.jp/en/ ) has announced the “53rd Supermarket Trade Show 2019” which will be held from February 13 (Wed.) to 15 (Fri.), 2019.

    The registration deadline will be August 15th, but, it will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached. The Show Report for “52nd Supermarket Trade Show 2018” is disclosed on the official website (http://www.smts.jp/en/report/smts2018-report.pdf).

    *Since 2016, Supermarket Trade Show has been held with other 3 trade shows, retails, ready meals, and the food service industry under the comprehensive name, “FOOD TABLE in JAPAN”.


  • Supermarket Trade Show 2019 (SMTS2019)
  • Duration: February 13th (Wednesday) to 15th (Friday), 2019 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *The last day will close at 4:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Makuhari Messe (Using all facilities 72,000 sqm with other 3 exhibitions)
  • Organizer: New Supermarket Association of Japan
  • Admission: JPY5,000 *Only charged to visitors without an invitation ticket. Only Industry participant and those over 18 years old are permitted.
  • Visitors: 88,121 ( The year of 2018 with other 3 exhibitions)
  • Other events during the show: SMTS2019 Special Project ; “Future Store ‘NOW’ - Continuous study of near future supermarket” (visit to http://fs-n.net for more details) /  Reception party / Stages / Professional seminars
  • Concurrent Show :
    -The 14th Kodawari Food Fair 2019 (An exhibition highlighting unique specialties from all over Japan)
    -The Delicatessen Trade Show 2019 (An exhibition providing the latest information on ready meals industry)
    -GAISYOKU FOOD TABLE 2019 (An exhibition for the food service industry)

    Organizer’s Theme Zone

    Special Theme Zone for Unique Overseas Food Products (Image)

    Foods that are usual and common in your country may be perceived as peculiar in Japan.

    In SMTS2019, we will set up a theme zone “Overseas foods to Japanese table” where we present several recipes using unfamiliar overseas food products in order to create additional demands from retailers who are willing to introduce new items. A chef makes exhibitor’s product and turns it into Japanese daily dish and serve these samples during the show.

    About Organizer

    New Supermarket Association of Japan
    *The association name will be changed to “National Supermarket Association of Japan(NSAJ)from September 1st, 2018.
    Sakurai Bldg., 3-19-8 Uchi-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0047
    Foundation: 1958 (Became an Incorporated Association in 1963. Renamed from Japan Self Service Association in Sep. 2010.)
    Chairman: Kiyoshi Yokoyama (CEO of ARCS COMPANY, LIMITED)
    Members: 317 regular members, 916 supporting members (as of June., 2018)
    Contents of Business Operation: Conducting surveys, research, educational training and qualifying examination, issuing publications, organizing exhibitions, business matching project and etc. all concerning supermarkets.

    For inquiries:
    New Supermarket Association of Japan (NSAJ) for Foreign Media
    (rJp Marketing Communications)
    Telephone: +81-3-5830-7213
    EMAIL: release@smts.jp
    URL http://www.smts.jp/en

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    Golden Pin Design Award & Golden Pin Concept Design Award 2018 Jury List Announced
    Aug 09, 2018

    A total of 76 judges including Ad van Berlo, Kashiwa Sato, Edmond Bakos, Chris Lee, Lin Xiao-Yi, Shikuan Chen, Tony K.M. Chang, and Keng Ming Liu

    Taipei, TAIWAN --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Golden Pin Design Award and Golden Pin Concept Design Award announces its 2018 jury list today! This year, the Golden Pin Design Award judging system is changing to maximize the rigorousness and fairness of its judging; the award committee works year in, year out to improve in this capacity. There is a completely different jury panel for each of the three judging stages, including Preliminary Selection, Secondary Selection, and Final Selection. What’s more, there are a total of 76 judges this year, which is double the number from last year. The international judges include Ad van Berlo, Kashiwa Sato, Edmond Bakos, and Chris Lee. Meanwhile, the judges from Taiwan include Lin Xiao-Yi, Shikuan Chen, Tony K.M. Chang, and Keng Ming Liu. Together, they will choose a select number of Design Mark and Best Design winning entrants, which will be announced later this year.

    Ad van Berlo
    In addition to Ad van Berlo’s teaching position at Design Academy Eindhoven, which is one of the top design institutions in the Netherlands, back in 1982 he founded his own design studio, which grew to become the VanBerlo Group. His company’s clients include multinational corporations such as Robert Bosch GmbH and RB Group, among others. He has many international accolades ranging from the Red Dot and iF Design Award, to the Good Design Award, Industrial Design Excellence Award, and Dutch Design Award. An internationally acclaimed designer, he brings more than thirty years of professional experience to the Golden Pin Design Award 2018 Final Selection jury.

    Kashiwa Sato
    Famed for wow-ing the world with his innovative ideas, Japanese designer Kashiwa Sato has an impressive list of clients, including Uniqlo, Kirin Company, Honda Motor Company, and The National Art Center Tokyo. In 2000, he established his own creative studio, SAMURAI Inc. His unique mode of design thinking has brought many new innovations in the advertising and commerce industries, and recently he has expanded his vision to tackle the design of space and architectural projects. He is a bestselling author, having written several books on design, including ‘Reaching the Solution: Kashiwa Sato’s Creative Thinking Techniques’ (Nikkei, Inc., 2010). He has won numerous awards, from Japan’s Good Design Award to Hong Kong’s DFA Award, and in 2016 he was guest exhibitor with the ARIA 400 project at Maison & Objet in Paris.

    Edmond Bakos
    American architect, interior designer, and urban space designer, Edmond Bakos is Partner and Managing Director at CHAMPALIMAUD Design. He earned his renown in the hospitality industry for leading several signature hotel and restaurant projects. His top hotel projects include the world’s first W Hotel, the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino Las Vegas, and Andaz Wall Street. Bakos will serve on the Final Selection jury panel, bringing his professional knowledge and extensive experience to the Spatial Design category.

    Chris Lee
    Singaporean designer, Chris Lee is Founder and Creative Director of Asylum, which is defined as the unconventional maverick of the creative sphere. Since its inception in 1999, the creative company has focused on cross disciplinary projects including interactive design, product development, environmental & interior design, packaging, apparel design, branding and graphic design. Asylum has been recognized with over 100 international awards, and Lee himself won Designer of the Year at Singapore’s President Design Award in 2009. He is also a founding member and ex-President of The Design Society, a non-profit organization that aims to promote visual culture through exhibitions, workshops and education.

    Lin Xiao-Yi
    One of only four Taiwanese members in the prestigious Alliance Graphique Internationale, Lin Xiao-Yi is the Art Director of graphic design studio ‘atom no color’. Lin previously worked as a design consultant, as well as magazine and book editor in diverse fields such as film, music, and fine art. Since her move towards graphic design in 2004, she completed a wide array of works, which led to her membership with the AGI.

    Shikuan Chen
    Sitting on the board of the World Design Organization, Shikuan Chen is a Design Professor at Taipei Shih-Chien University, and Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Innovation at Compal Electronics Inc. At Compal Electronics, he is responsible for creating business and design strategy, as well as portfolio roadmaps for the global computing and mobile devices industry. He serves on juries for various global design award including iF Design Award and the Golden Pin Design Award.

    Tony K.M. Chang
    Regional Advisor to the World Design Organization, Tony K.M. Chang holds a bachelors degree in Architecture and an honorary doctorate in Design from Chung Yuan Christian University. His previous positions include Founding Chairman of Taiwan Design Alliance and Advisor of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). In 2011, he won an Icograda Achievement Award.

    Keng Ming Liu
    Keng Ming Liu is Creative Director of Taiwan’s leading motion design studio, Bito. Among Bito’s clients, which include Acer, Asus, and Mercedes-Benz, some of the studio’s most famous projects include ‘Taipei in Motion’, a video promoting the 2017 Summer Universiade, and the 2017 brand video for Gogoro 2. Bito’s opening video for the Golden Pin Design Award 2016 won the Bronze Cube in the Craft in Motion category at the 96th ADC Awards in 2017. In 2015, Bito’s opening video ‘Road to Different’ for the TEDxTianhe event took home the Silver Cube in the Motion category at the ADC 94th Annual Awards. Previously, Keng Ming Liu has served on juries at the iF Design Award in 2011, and at both the Golden Pin Concept Design Award and Young Pin Design Award in 2016.

    Judging Stages
    Both the Golden Pin Design Award and the Golden Pin Concept Design Award have already completed the 2018 Preliminary Selection judging stage, and the Secondary Selection is set to take place between mid-August and early-September. The Secondary Selection is held in four cities across the region — Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Shanghai, and Taipei. The Final Selection takes place at the end of September, and the final results are to be announced at the Grand Ceremony, which will be held in Taipei at the end of November.

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    47 New Vehicles and Concept Vehicles Unveiled at GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2018
    Aug 07, 2018

    JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 6, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Organized by Seven Event, the world-class auto show series by The Association of Indonesia Automotive Industry (GAIKINDO) -- GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show 2018 (GIIAS 2018) will be held from August 2-12, 2018. Carrying "Beyond Mobility" as theme, GIIAS 2018 presents the latest range of vehicle products and the latest technology from the automotive industry. GIIAS 2018 is expected to represent GAIKINDO's spirit, raising the Indonesian automotive industry towards the future.

    The event was officially opened by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, Tuesday, August 2, 2018 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), BSD City, Tangerang. Accompanied by Indonesian Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Joko Widodo took a closer look at the launch of new vehicles and concept vehicles, including a world-premiere passenger car and a concept vehicle that were unveiled at GIIAS 2018.

    Chairman of GAIKINDO Yohannes Nangoi said that GIIAS is a benchmark of the role and growth of the Indonesian automotive industry which is expected to contribute to the Indonesian economic wheel movement. Commitments from the Indonesia automotive industry is reflected in the latest technologies and products presented at GIIAS 2018.

    Beyond Mobility at GIIAS 2018

    This year, GIIAS is supported by 25 car brands that are also members of GAIKINDO, including 19 passenger vehicle brands -- Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Daihatsu, Datsun, DFSK, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota, VW, and Wuling; as well as six commercial vehicle brands -- FAW, Hino, Isuzu, Mitsubishi FUSO, Tata Motors, and UD Truck. More than 250 brands of automotive industry players in Indonesia are participating in GIIAS 2018.

    GIIAS 2018 hosts the launch of 47 new vehicles and concept vehicles, including world premieres. From Audi A8L, BMW i8 Roadster, Honda All New Brio, Lexus UX, Mini Cabrio, Nissan Terra, Isuzu NMR 81 Common Real Engine, introduction rom Wuling and DFSK, to concept vehicles BMW X7 I Performance, Daihatsu DN Pro Cargo, Honda Neu V, Lexus LS+, Mitsubishi Motors E-Evolution, Hino Ponco EV Bus, more has decided that GIIAS 2018 is the right auto show to launch their latest vehicle, and influence the Indonesia market.

    GIIAS is the only Indonesian automotive exhibition which has full support from the international automotive organization -- Organization Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA). It is part of the international-class automotive exhibition series which is getting more international attention. Ideas and inspiration presented at GAIKINDO's automotive exhibition will not only become a national benchmark but will also become a world barometer and inspiration for international community, especially in the Asia Pacific region. Through media coverage in more than 10 countries across Asia, it confirms GIIAS as the prime automotive event not only for Indonesia, but also for the rest in the region.

    Media contact:

    Seven Event
    Diah Putri (Public Relations Manager)
    Phone: +62 21 29054091 ext. 109
    Fax: +62 21 29054092
    Email: putri@seven-event.com
    Website: www.indonesiaautoshow.com

    Source: Seven Event

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