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The model homes -- designed for custom builder Phoenix Companies and its private clients -- are the first of just 10 oceanfront homes that will be built on the Treasure Coast's newest community of Acquavista on AIA near Vero Beach.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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Alison Cooper, Vice President for the American Insurance Association (AIA), issued the following statement in response to the passage of the 2017-2018 New York State Budget. The budget brings some needed reforms to the state’s workers’ compensation system including the establishment of a drug formulary by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) to be implemented no later than December 31. In November 2016, AIA advocated for the creation of a drug formulary in comments to the WCB. Also included in the final budget is language that regulates and permits the operation of transportation network companies (TNCs) in New York State. Currently, TNCs are only authorized to operate in New York City and are not permitted in other areas of the state. The enacted legislation sets forth the necessary insurance and other requirements to allow for the operation of ridesharing services throughout the entire state. “The establishment of a workers’ compensation drug formulary and legislation governing the use of TNCs were among AIA’s top legislative and regulatory priorities for New York this year. AIA thanks Governor Cuomo and the Legislature for their hard work passing the 2017-2018 budget and commend the inclusion of language to establish a drug formulary and to regulate ridesharing in the state. Drug formularies have proven effective in reducing costs to the system while at the same time ensuring that injured workers continue to receive care. In particular, a formulary can help address the problem of opioid use and abuse, which unfortunately remains one of the most pressing issues facing workers’ compensation systems nationwide, including in New York. We were also pleased to see the passage of long-awaited legislation to regulate the use and operation of transportation network companies. Finally, consumers will now be able to use ridesharing services throughout New York State. This legislation not only expands the availability of TNCs outside of New York City, but also sets forth the appropriate automobile insurance coverage requirements to ensure that TNC drivers, passengers and the public at large are adequately protected. New York State will now join 45 other states across the country in enacting this important legislation, which will take effect in ninety days.”


News Article | April 28, 2017
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Steve Schneider, Midwest region vice president for the American Insurance Association (AIA), issued the following statement after the Illinois House passed two adverse pieces of workers’ compensation legislation (HB 2525 and HB 2622) last night. If enacted, HB 2525 would require insurers to submit rates to the Illinois Department of Insurance, and then wait up to 30 days before using them. This removes considerable flexibility for both insurers and their customers from the marketplace, adds unnecessary delays and imposes significant resource demands and costs. HB 2622 would create the Illinois Employers Mutual Insurance Company (IEMIC), a state-sponsored fund to provide workers’ compensation insurance in Illinois. “AIA is disappointed by the House’s passage of HB 2525 and HB 2622, adverse workers’ compensation legislation. Illinois is the most competitive state for worker’s compensation insurance. More than 300 insurers compete for the right to earn a customer’s business. Competition is intrinsically good for all Illinois employers who must purchase this mandated, comprehensive coverage. This competition stems from Illinois’ current open competitive rating law that has been in effect for 35 years. HB 2525 would eviscerate that law and its benefits for Illinois employers. By replacing healthy competition with an extremely vague regulatory standard, HB 2525 could lead to every single workers’ compensation policy and its premiums undergoing formal review by the Department of Insurance every year, or even more frequently. Such bureaucratic interference with open competition will hurt not just workers’ compensation insurers, but all Illinois businesses. Additionally, HB 2622 not only inappropriately interferes with the private market, but also fails to provide meaningful reform to the Illinois’ workers’ compensation system. No reason exists for Illinois to create its own state-sponsored workers’ compensation insurance company to compete against private sector insurers and jobs when no major crisis is present and massive government intervention is not necessary. Insurers stand ready to work with policymakers on meaningful reform to provide an effective workers’ compensation system with reduced cost drivers for employers and appropriate benefits and medical care for injured workers with a minimum of delays and disputes. HB 2525 and HB 2622 is not the right approach to achieving meaningful reform.”


News Article | April 20, 2017
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Hoog Catharijne, marked an important milestone in the large-scale redevelopment, multi-phase process that began more than a decade ago with the official opening of 16,000 square meters (170,000 SF) of new retail space that is an initial phase in the expansion and redevelopment of the existing 350,000 square meter (3.7 million SF) project. On April 5, 2017, STIR Architecture was there to celebrate the event and the effort. STIR Architecture has been working with Klepierre, one of Europe’s leading retail developers, on the design and master plan for this inner city transformation since 2003. When the redevelopment is completed in 2019, the project will include 35,000 square meters (380,000 SF) of new retail, restaurants, and cafes and 60,000 square meters (650,000 SF) of renovated retail space to this inner city development. In addition to the new retail expansion and renovation, STIR Architecture's design also adds a new residential component on the historic Vredenburg Square and a 250-room hotel along the Catharijnesingel - the historic canal that runs through the project. William J. Sebring, AIA, partner at STIR Architecture and managing director of the STIR Amsterdam office said, "With landmark events like the opening of this first phase of Hoog Catharijne we are reminded why we do what we do. From the first design discussions with Klepierre and the City of Utrecht, we strongly believed that key to success would be a design solution that is adaptable to change. We focused on what makes cities great – design principles long embedded in the urban fabric of Utrecht—connections, landmarks, diversity, scale, permeability, city rooms, discovery." The modern, yet authentic architecture is distinctly urban, respecting the scale and restraint of Utrecht’s historic core. STIR's design adds new layers to the many districts that make up the original development, creating new urban gateways and transitions to the surrounding urban fabric of the city, including the revived city canal that meanders through the shopping center. With the recent opening, the customer can easily promenade from the Central Station to Utrecht's historic city center. “This new phase of one of the largest urban redevelopments in Europe brings a new scale and excitement to one of Europe’s most dynamic young cities. It is fantastic to finally see people walk through the spaces we have envisioned over the last decade,” said Joost Hulshof, Associate AIA, Associate Partner at STIR Architecture. Chairman of the Klepierre Executive Board Jean-Marc Jestin said, "We look forward to offering more new shops and restaurants in the coming months and are proud to be a part in the urban renewal plan together with the City of Utrecht." "Hoog Catharijne is about building memories and there are more to come as construction continues to realize new discoveries within Hoog Catharijne," said Sebring. STIR Architecture is a global practice, with offices in Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Manila. With an international reputation and clientele for their award-winning retail, residential and mixed-use developments, the firm’s current and recent domestic projects include NOHO West, North Hollywood, CA, which celebrated its groundbreaking on April 6, 2017; Downtown Summerlin, Summerlin, NV; and The Collection at RiverPark, Oxnard, CA. In Europe, developments include GoodZone, Moscow; Tarsu, Tarsus, Turkey; and Plaza Romania and Bucuresti Mall, Bucharest, Romania. In addition, the firm has multiple projects in Asia including Ayala Center in Cebu, The Philippines and CityOn Xi'an Shopping Center in Xi'an, China. For more on the practice visit: stirarchitecture.com


Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2017 brings together government, leading utilities, power producers, project developers, investors, and solution providers to allow new business opportunities and valuable connections to be made. Africa is among the strongest solar resources in the world. It brings tremendous opportunities to the solar and energy storage industry in African developing countries. Solar is also being promoted to replace fuel-based lighting and off-grid electrical needs. The great market potential has encouraged Leader Group to launch the Africa Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2017 to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27-28, 2017. Participants include governments, utilities, project developers, investors, energy storage product manufacturers, consulting firms, in addition to other related sectors invited to discuss opportunities, challenges, and solutions for solar and energy storage development in the African market. Alberto Rodríguez TTA’s Head of Projects - Africa region will present “Regulatory Framework for mini-grids; technical requirements, service levels, interconnection of MG to the mini-grid." Trama TecnoAmbiental, S.L TTA's new mini-grids in Kenya (3), Tanzania (1) and Burundi (5) aim to offer access to clean and affordable energy to more than 10.000 people. TTA announce that it successfully presented it findings from the pre-feasibility study of 30 hybrid PV mini-grids in rural Kenya to the main stakeholders of Kenya's power sector and donors on 10th March. The results will be soon available to private developers and operators, as well as interested parties in rural electrification. Rural electrification expertise · Capacity Building · Consultancy · Product sales · Project Developer · Service Provider Off-grid system used · Micro/Mini-grid · Stand-alone RE-technology used · (Bio-)Diesel Back-up · Battery / Energy Storage · Bioenergy · Hybrid · Hydro · Inverters / Power Components · Solar PV · Wind Mr. Paul Keurinck Urbasolar's Vice President International and New Markets just confirmed to join the event; Will share an off grid case study: Red Land Roses solar power plant in Riuru, Kenya. Urbasolar Leading French solar company Urbasolar is a French group specializing in the development, construction, financing, and operation of industrial photovoltaic power plants. Through its capital investment in Sillia VL, Urbasolar already has operations in Kenya. It recently moved to deepen its activities in the country by launching another solar plant in Ruiru. Urbasolar just partnered with Kenyatta University, in one of its skills-transfer programmes to set up 10MW solar power plant (Kenya). Through the project, Kenyatta University will consume the power and sell the surplus to Kenya Power. Mr. Vahid Fotuhi Managing Director Access Power MEA Access Power MEA Access Power is a developer, owner and operator of power assets in emerging and frontier markets. Access is today one of the fastest growing independent power producers in emerging markets, and is currently developing power projects worth more than US$1 billion in 23 countries across Africa and Asia. Access is developing a portfolio of power assets in Africa through its subsidiary Access Infra Africa (AIA). Today, AIA is actively seeking the development of a portfolio of renewable energy projects in 15 Africa countries. AIA is technology agnostic and focuses on developing affordable and sustainable power assets. John Okoro Business Development Manager Vergnet's Topic: 100% Renewables is Possible! Exploring technical and economic solutions for off grid solar + storage in Africa. Vergnet For over 25 years, Vergnet has been designing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining renewable energy plants in isolated and remote areas with limited infrastructure or extreme climate conditions. Vergnet is also a recognized provider and installer of turnkey PV power plants with extensive value addition in difficult locations, and extreme conditions. Vergnet, via its several references, and extensive experience, has been able to prove that 100% renewables is possible by harnessing the power of storage and via the intelligent real-time management of these hybrid solutions. As the economics of storage technologies continues to improve, storage will increasingly offer competitive edges to renewable energy technologies hence allowing user to benefit from the power of clean energy. Mr. Laurent Van Houcke Chief Operations Officer BBOXX BBOXX is a venture backed company developing solutions to provide affordable, clean energy to off-grid communities in the developing world. BBOXX is fully vertically integrated, controlling every part of the customer experience. BBOXX market leading products and appliances coupled with SMART Solar platform bring machine-learning and customer experience optimization to rural Africa. The BBOXX ground-breaking financing structure has brought off-grid solar into the World’s financial markets. With over 80,000 systems deployed so far; 300 staff across 5 offices in China, UK and East Africa are waking up every morning to work with BBOXX to electrify 20M people by 2020. Join Us For speaking opportunities, please contact: Coco Fu via coco@leaderxtet.com For sponsorship enquiries, please contact: Oscar Yeung via oscaryeung@leaderxtet.com For delegates enquiries, please contact:Wendy Huang via wendyh@leaderxtet.com For more information, please click official website: http://www.africaenergystorage.com/ Naples, FL, April 20, 2017 --( PR.com )-- With thousands of off grid projects springing up across Africa, solar project owners and developers require huge amounts of financing.Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2017 brings together government, leading utilities, power producers, project developers, investors, and solution providers to allow new business opportunities and valuable connections to be made.Africa is among the strongest solar resources in the world. It brings tremendous opportunities to the solar and energy storage industry in African developing countries. Solar is also being promoted to replace fuel-based lighting and off-grid electrical needs. The great market potential has encouraged Leader Group to launch the Africa Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2017 to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27-28, 2017. Participants include governments, utilities, project developers, investors, energy storage product manufacturers, consulting firms, in addition to other related sectors invited to discuss opportunities, challenges, and solutions for solar and energy storage development in the African market.Alberto RodríguezTTA’s Head of Projects - Africa region will present “Regulatory Framework for mini-grids; technical requirements, service levels, interconnection of MG to the mini-grid."Trama TecnoAmbiental, S.LTTA's new mini-grids in Kenya (3), Tanzania (1) and Burundi (5) aim to offer access to clean and affordable energy to more than 10.000 people.TTA announce that it successfully presented it findings from the pre-feasibility study of 30 hybrid PV mini-grids in rural Kenya to the main stakeholders of Kenya's power sector and donors on 10th March. The results will be soon available to private developers and operators, as well as interested parties in rural electrification.Rural electrification expertise· Capacity Building· Consultancy· Product sales· Project Developer· Service ProviderOff-grid system used· Micro/Mini-grid· Stand-aloneRE-technology used· (Bio-)Diesel Back-up· Battery / Energy Storage· Bioenergy· Hybrid· Hydro· Inverters / Power Components· Solar PV· WindMr. Paul KeurinckUrbasolar's Vice President International and New Markets just confirmed to join the event; Will share an off grid case study: Red Land Roses solar power plant in Riuru, Kenya.UrbasolarLeading French solar company Urbasolar is a French group specializing in the development, construction, financing, and operation of industrial photovoltaic power plants. Through its capital investment in Sillia VL, Urbasolar already has operations in Kenya. It recently moved to deepen its activities in the country by launching another solar plant in Ruiru. Urbasolar just partnered with Kenyatta University, in one of its skills-transfer programmes to set up 10MW solar power plant (Kenya). Through the project, Kenyatta University will consume the power and sell the surplus to Kenya Power.Mr. Vahid FotuhiManaging Director Access Power MEAAccess Power MEAAccess Power is a developer, owner and operator of power assets in emerging and frontier markets. Access is today one of the fastest growing independent power producers in emerging markets, and is currently developing power projects worth more than US$1 billion in 23 countries across Africa and Asia.Access is developing a portfolio of power assets in Africa through its subsidiary Access Infra Africa (AIA). Today, AIA is actively seeking the development of a portfolio of renewable energy projects in 15 Africa countries. AIA is technology agnostic and focuses on developing affordable and sustainable power assets.John OkoroBusiness Development ManagerVergnet's Topic: 100% Renewables is Possible! Exploring technical and economic solutions for off grid solar + storage in Africa.VergnetFor over 25 years, Vergnet has been designing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining renewable energy plants in isolated and remote areas with limited infrastructure or extreme climate conditions. Vergnet is also a recognized provider and installer of turnkey PV power plants with extensive value addition in difficult locations, and extreme conditions.Vergnet, via its several references, and extensive experience, has been able to prove that 100% renewables is possible by harnessing the power of storage and via the intelligent real-time management of these hybrid solutions. As the economics of storage technologies continues to improve, storage will increasingly offer competitive edges to renewable energy technologies hence allowing user to benefit from the power of clean energy.Mr. Laurent Van HouckeChief Operations OfficerBBOXXBBOXX is a venture backed company developing solutions to provide affordable, clean energy to off-grid communities in the developing world.BBOXX is fully vertically integrated, controlling every part of the customer experience. BBOXX market leading products and appliances coupled with SMART Solar platform bring machine-learning and customer experience optimization to rural Africa. The BBOXX ground-breaking financing structure has brought off-grid solar into the World’s financial markets. With over 80,000 systems deployed so far; 300 staff across 5 offices in China, UK and East Africa are waking up every morning to work with BBOXX to electrify 20M people by 2020.Join UsFor speaking opportunities, please contact: Coco Fu via coco@leaderxtet.comFor sponsorship enquiries, please contact: Oscar Yeung via oscaryeung@leaderxtet.comFor delegates enquiries, please contact:Wendy Huang via wendyh@leaderxtet.comFor more information, please click official website: http://www.africaenergystorage.com/ Click here to view the company profile of topseos.com Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from topseos.com


News Article | April 12, 2017
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Laboratory Design (LD): How did you get into your field? Mark Kranz (MK): I grew up on a dairy farm in rural South Dakota where I learned the value of hard work and the notion of making a broader contribution to the planet. Our family was entrenched in athletics and as I grew up playing basketball and football, I always loved the adrenaline and accountability of competition in whatever form it took. On the farm, I was always interested in making things and was intrigued by how everything was built and put together. When I was 16, I saw four-story buildings for the first time on a visit to the “megalopolis” of Omaha, Neb. I was convinced that architecture could somehow be a way to make an impact—do something meaningful and long-lasting for the world. Somehow, I lucked out because a career in design has been all that and more. I love most everything about it. LD: What is a typical day like for you? MK: My days are usually an exhilarating mix of project meetings and presentations, interviews and team and client collaborations. A lot of my activity occurs in airports, on planes and during Uber rides. Time spent with clients and our teams is my favorite by far. I love the pace and variety and challenge of the unexpected. While clients can be demanding and unpredictable, the projects themselves can be even more unpredictable. I actually think there is a way of flourishing in that “chaos reality.” It keeps everything fresh and keeps you inspired to keep pushing forward with ideas that exceed what everyone thought could be possible. LD: What’s the most surprising thing you’ve learned in your career? MK: I’ve learned over the years that great design is rarely about a singular sketch on a blank piece of paper. Most often, great design is borne out of great relationships that are full of trust, from listening and challenging, and from collaborating and learning from each other. Great design comes from believing in excellence and never taking the easy way out. LD: What do you consider the highlight of your career? MK: It’s hard to pick out any one moment or project in this profession because it’s all pretty rewarding and takes a significant amount of effort. But, if I had to list some great moments, I’d say our team’s winning [Laboratory Design and] R&D Magazine’s 2014 “Lab of the Year” for the NREL Energy Systems Integration Facility, and winning four national AIA design awards from the Committee on Architecture for Education. Personally, being elevated to the AIA College of Fellows at age 42 has been a big highlight for me this year! LD: If you had to do something else for a living, what would it be? MK: I have searched for an answer to this question for a long time. The truth is that I think I was actually made specifically for this and seriously can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. An amazing stroke of luck or destiny?


News Article | April 27, 2017
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Receive press releases from Association for Advancing Automation A3: By Email Ann Arbor, MI, April 27, 2017 --( Automate featured more than 400 exhibitors displaying their latest technologies and services, including global suppliers of robotics, motion control, motors, vision systems, metrology, software and system integration services for enterprises large and small. In addition, over 1,000 attendees participated in the 120+ Automate conference sessions, which were held in conjunction with the International Symposium on Robotics – Americas, a greater than 90 percent increase over 2015. “Automate has firmly established itself as the leading automation show in North America,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of A3. “This year’s record attendance demonstrates the growing global demand for the entire ecosystem of automation technologies and services.” Automate features key automation industry business leaders and has become the primary event for breaking automation news. The show opened with a jobs forum titled “Working in the Automation Age,” featuring speakers from A3, Amazon, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, RAMTEC Ohio, and FANUC. In conjunction, A3 released a white paper exploring how companies like General Motors and Amazon continue to grow their workforce even as they add automation technologies. First-Ever Chinese Participation Automate 2017 also garnered increased international participation. For the first time, 13 Chinese automation companies exhibited, reflecting China’s dramatic growth in robotics implementation and development. A first-ever joint US-China Robotics Forum brought together leaders from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and its counterpart, the China Robot Industry Alliance (CRIA). Launch Pad Startup Competition A3 announces Apellix as the winner of the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition. Sponsored by GE, the competition provided eight innovative startup companies with an opportunity to generate awareness of their technology and find new sources of funding. Apellix offers a Platform-as-a-Service for industrial workers performing critical but dangerous tasks. The patent-pending Apellix Worker Bee robotics system physically interacts with and modifies its environment to move workers out of harm’s way. The $10,000 prize will allow Apellix to bring their product to market sooner. Automate 2017 Reflections Automate brings together business leaders from every facet of the automation industry providing opportunities to meet customers, network and showcase solutions. “Automate was a great show,” said Staubli robotics division manager, Sebastien Schmitt. “Staubli couldn’t hope for a better event to meet new prospects. The customer traffic in our booth the entire show was excellent!” An Automate 2017 highlight video can be viewed online at http://www.automateshow.com. Date Set for Automate 2019 A3 has also announced the date and location for Automate 2019. It takes place April 8-11 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. “A3 anticipates that demand for exhibition space for Automate 2019 will be even higher than prior years,” added Burnstein. “We expect to run out of space well before the event.” Participants and exhibitors can find more information about Automate 2019 at the event website: www.automateshow.com. About Association for Advancing Automation (A3) The Association for Advancing Automation is the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA). RIA, AIA, and MCMA combined represent over 1,000 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward. For more information, please visit our websites: A3 - www.A3automate.org. RIA - www.robotics.org. AIA - www.visiononline.org. MCMA - www.motioncontrolonline.org. Ann Arbor, MI, April 27, 2017 --( PR.com )-- The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced that the Automate 2017 show and conference broke all previous attendance records with show attendance of 12,960 people, which is a 37 percent increase over 2015. With the collocated ProMat and ProFood Tech attendees taking advantage of free entry, well over 20,000 people visited Automate. The show is North America’s premier biennial event devoted to leading-edge automation technology and business innovation.Automate featured more than 400 exhibitors displaying their latest technologies and services, including global suppliers of robotics, motion control, motors, vision systems, metrology, software and system integration services for enterprises large and small. In addition, over 1,000 attendees participated in the 120+ Automate conference sessions, which were held in conjunction with the International Symposium on Robotics – Americas, a greater than 90 percent increase over 2015.“Automate has firmly established itself as the leading automation show in North America,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of A3. “This year’s record attendance demonstrates the growing global demand for the entire ecosystem of automation technologies and services.”Automate features key automation industry business leaders and has become the primary event for breaking automation news. The show opened with a jobs forum titled “Working in the Automation Age,” featuring speakers from A3, Amazon, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, RAMTEC Ohio, and FANUC. In conjunction, A3 released a white paper exploring how companies like General Motors and Amazon continue to grow their workforce even as they add automation technologies.First-Ever Chinese ParticipationAutomate 2017 also garnered increased international participation. For the first time, 13 Chinese automation companies exhibited, reflecting China’s dramatic growth in robotics implementation and development. A first-ever joint US-China Robotics Forum brought together leaders from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and its counterpart, the China Robot Industry Alliance (CRIA).Launch Pad Startup CompetitionA3 announces Apellix as the winner of the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition. Sponsored by GE, the competition provided eight innovative startup companies with an opportunity to generate awareness of their technology and find new sources of funding. Apellix offers a Platform-as-a-Service for industrial workers performing critical but dangerous tasks. The patent-pending Apellix Worker Bee robotics system physically interacts with and modifies its environment to move workers out of harm’s way. The $10,000 prize will allow Apellix to bring their product to market sooner.Automate 2017 ReflectionsAutomate brings together business leaders from every facet of the automation industry providing opportunities to meet customers, network and showcase solutions.“Automate was a great show,” said Staubli robotics division manager, Sebastien Schmitt. “Staubli couldn’t hope for a better event to meet new prospects. The customer traffic in our booth the entire show was excellent!”An Automate 2017 highlight video can be viewed online at http://www.automateshow.com.Date Set for Automate 2019A3 has also announced the date and location for Automate 2019. It takes place April 8-11 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.“A3 anticipates that demand for exhibition space for Automate 2019 will be even higher than prior years,” added Burnstein. “We expect to run out of space well before the event.”Participants and exhibitors can find more information about Automate 2019 at the event website: www.automateshow.com.About Association for Advancing Automation (A3)The Association for Advancing Automation is the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA). RIA, AIA, and MCMA combined represent over 1,000 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward. For more information, please visit our websites: A3 - www.A3automate.org. RIA - www.robotics.org. AIA - www.visiononline.org. MCMA - www.motioncontrolonline.org. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Association for Advancing Automation A3


News Article | May 2, 2017
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Wes McClelland, vice president for federal affairs for the American Insurance Association (AIA), issued the following statement in advance of today’s Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing titled “Examining the US-EU Covered Agreement.” Michael C. Sapnar, President and Chief Executive Office of Transatlantic Reinsurance Company is scheduled to testify in support of the Covered Agreement on behalf of AIA, the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) and the Reinsurance Association of America (RAA). “AIA thanks Chairman Crapo and Ranking Member Brown for holding today’s hearing on the US-EU Covered Agreement. Mr. Sapnar’s testimony will highlight how the covered agreement is a victory for U.S. insurers and reinsurers operating in the E.U. and for the U.S. state-based system of insurance regulation. This agreement will not only resolve several real discriminatory issues that were adversely impacting U.S. companies as a result of the E.U.’s Solvency II insurance regulations, but also affirm U.S. state insurance commissioners as the global regulators of U.S. insurance groups. We believe that today’s hearing will help answer any concerns about the Covered Agreement and further show that the actual benefits to U.S. competitiveness far outweigh any potential risks. U.S. insurers and reinsurers want to compete and win in foreign insurance markets. We stand with our colleagues at ACLI, CIAB and RAA in advocating for prompt signature of the agreement as the best path to accomplish this goal.”


News Article | February 15, 2017
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AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TomTom’s (TOM2) On-Street Parking service was last night announced as the winner of an Automotive Innovation Award at the AIA awards ceremony in The Hague. TomTom On-Street Parking, which is designed for drivers on the hunt for that hard-to-find parking spot, is available as a service to TomTom’s automotive and licensing customers, and complements the company’s existing Off-Street Parking service. Antoine Saucier, Managing Director, TomTom Automotive, said: “It’s fantastic that our On-Street Parking service has been recognised with an Automotive Innovation Award. We created the service to offer drivers peace of mind and a hassle-free parking experience, in addition to helping them to save time and money. On-Street Parking also represents another step towards the future of driving, where the service could be used by autonomous vehicles to seamlessly find a parking spot.” Every two years, the AIA Foundation judges companies involved in the automotive sector, and looks at their most innovative technology, services and concepts, selecting just nine finalists based on innovative value, impact on mobility, economic efficiency and applicability. TomTom uses its vast supply of GPS data to determine where drivers are looking for parking places and at what times of the day. With this information, the TomTom On-Street Parking service provides drivers with the probability of finding a parking spot on a street level, as well as the average search-time for a spot. To further enhance the parking experience, TomTom also publishes pricing and restriction information where available. Further information about TomTom’s parking services can be found here (PDF). A film about TomTom’s On-Street Parking Service can be viewed here. TomTom empowers movement. Every day millions of people around the world depend on TomTom to make smarter decisions. We design and develop innovative products that make it easy for people to keep moving towards their goals. Our map-based components include map content, online map-based services, real-time traffic and navigation software. Our consumer products include PNDs, navigation apps and sports watches. Our main business products are custom in-dash navigation systems and a fleet management system, which is offered to fleet owners as an online service with integrated in-vehicle cellular devices. Our business consists of four customer facing business units: Automotive, Licensing, Telematics and Consumer. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have more than 4,700 employees worldwide. For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com TomTom Automotive is the trusted partner for innovative and future-proof navigation technology for the global automotive industry. As a global leader in connected navigation software, traffic information, and digital real-time maps, we offer Automotive OEMs the modular components to create competitive infotainment systems, as well as the technology to enable the future self-driving cars to see beyond their sensors. Innovation is essential to the development of the automotive industry, especially considering the great social challenges, including environmental pollution, congestion and the finiteness of fossil fuels. The Automotive Innovation Award (AIA) aims to strengthen Dutch innovation in the automotive sector, and bring a greater focus to it among the general public and government. The AIA is an initiative of the RAI Association, BOVAG, LeasePlan Netherlands, AutomotiveNL and Roland Berger. An independent foundation, Stichting Automotive Innovation Award, is responsible for all operational activities surrounding the award presentation.


News Article | November 17, 2016
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ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Industries Association today elected Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg to serve as 2017 Chairman of AIA's Board of Governors. Muilenburg will succeed Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO...

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