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News Article | April 27, 2017
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At the invitation of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Barbara D’Amato, CEO of Trilogy Brands Group participated in the 2017 ICSC China Retail Summit as a Speaker in the Panel Discussion Session on “F&B Expansion in China”, and participated in a private C-level discussion at the “Asia Pacific CEO Forum”. From a number of heavyweight speakers from home and abroad to share new ideas, new online and new channel integration, new technology innovation applications, shopping center transformation and upgrading of the industry hot topics, while the attention of the roundtable forum guests from different angles around brand value, to expand the challenges and opportunities in the Chinese market, retail brand tenants and owners of the win-win cooperation, and shopping center successful business model and other key topics in-depth discussion. Speakers included: Jack Rennes, Executive Director of Hang Yung Real Estate Co., Ltd. Chen Wenbo, Co-President of Metro Holdings Group Co., Ltd., Barbara D'amato, CEO of Trilogy Brands Group, Chief Executive Officer of Burger King China Investment Co., Ltd. James Hawkey, Senior Director, Jones Lang LaSalle & China Retail Director Lin Jirui, Vice President of Baodong Real Estate Holdings Limited and General Manager of Baolong Commercial Real Estate Pan Lijun Tom McGee, President and Chief Executive Officer, ICSC International Shopping Center, Wal-Mart, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Wal-Mart, Chairman of Wanda Network Technology Group Qu Dijun, Vice Chairman of Chia Tai Group Luo Jia-shun, Nan Fung Group Zhongnan Joint Asset Management Limited Wang Yuansheng, Managing Director of Wanda Business Management Group Shanghai Region Wang Qingsheng, Executive Director of Dingshi Business Group Wang Wei, President of Shanghai Miaojiaofang Food Co., Ltd. Wang Zhigang, Assistant President of Zhongliang Holding Group and Commercial Real Estate Wu Di group president, deputy general manager of the theater group Seohyun earth and long. The summit took place in Shanghai, the most vibrant and growing retail economy in China and the city with highest population growth in Asia Pacific. As technology and demographic shifts occur at an accelerated pace, the Asia Pacific retail landscape is rapidly evolving. Consumers, particularly the growing millennial population which is shaping the future consumption market, are placing a high priority on experiences and convenience. Behaviors and expectations are not as easily predicted as was the case in the past. The leading shopping center owner/developers, retailers and industry leaders in the Asia Pacific region gathered at this event to address the numerous issues critical to the industry: Innovative retail concepts, effective customer-engagement strategies, seamless customer experiences, the strength of brands, and the increasing role of food and beverage in retail; and to network, discuss opportunities, and recognize industry’s best practices and innovation. “The world is obsessed with American brands, and the Chinese consumer is ready to experience something new” according to Barbara D’Amato, CEO of Trilogy Brands. “But not just any brand…you must understand the fundamentals that are driving demand, growth and trends in the US today in order to know what brand to invest in and be sure to bet on the next retail success”. Key drivers include: Brand strategy with customer centricity; a fluid retail strategy; a marketing strategy that incorporates full digital integration, customer centricity, big data, and social media; collaboration, information, speed, adaptability, and opportunity”. D’Amato continues, “Today brands are on steroids and something new will turn up that nobody can forecast. That’s a fact. If you are connected, focused, deliver with precision, are willing to adapt to acceleration and galvanize the organization into change to best serve consumers, while leveraging from the power of global partnerships, you can perform very well in most any global market and be the next retail success brand. This is how you protect your investment in brands and grow brand value globally”.


Presentation for "Beijing Fresh Agricultural Product Circulation Center Project" and "Beijing Cailanzi Terminal Gridding Project" Successfully Held in Hong Kong Hosted by Beijing Cailanzi Asset Management Co., Ltd., together with the support of China Agri-Products Exchange Limited (stock code: 0149.HK) and China Investment Securities International Capital Limited, the project presentation of Beijing Cailanzi Group Co., Ltd. ("Beijing Cailanzi Group" or the "Group") was grandly launched in Island Shangri-La Hong Kong yesterday. Mr. LIU Chunguang, chairman of the Beijing Cailanzi Group attended the meeting and delivered a speech. Nearly 60 guests in finance, business and media industry attended the meeting. During the presentation, Beijing Cailanzi Group gave detailed introductions of two quality projects, namely Beijing Fresh Agricultural Product Circulation Center Project (the "Circulation Center Project") and Beijing Cailanzi Terminal Gridding Project, and exchanged opinions with guests. Complying with the requirement of "Coordinated Development for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region", the Circulation Center Project that matches the image of an international livable city is considered as a Cailanzi model project approved by the Beijing government. The project is positioned as the platform of modern service for people's livelihood, the emergency reserve platform for safety supply of agricultural products, the big data trading platform for agricultural products in Beijing, as well as the modern trading platform of agricultural products for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. The circulation center is expected to be completed in August, 2018; and to commence its official operation in early 2019. By 2020, it will cover 12 million of population and achieve annual trading volume of 8 million tonnes with annual transaction of RMB100 billion. It will account for more than 40% of the market shares in Beijing. The overall of valuation is expected to reach above RMB20 billion. Beijing Cailanzi Terminal Gridding Project based on the Circulation Center Project uses modern internet technology W-GT (Wholesale market-Gridding Terminal) mode. Using the chain of community convenience stores as connection and regional direct supply as supplement of the gridding terminal system, it is a new community business project to enhance the quality of consumer services in Beijing. By 2020, the project will accumulate approximately RMB5 billion. 1,500 chain community fresh food convenient stores will be built in east city center, sub-centers and Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area to meet the consumption demand of 12 million citizens. By then it will achieve annual revenue of above RMB35 billion, accounting for approximately 20% of market shares, becoming the main force of the capital community business. It is known that these two projects of the Group are government-owned livelihood projects with enormous development potential and huge investment value. Under the current condition of asset shortages in first-tier cities in China, both projects are able to support industrial assets long-term holding and provide an exit strategy for the financial capital with unique advantages, as they are unique high-quality assets in the market with abundant cash and substantial profits. Under the principle of mutual benefit and win-win cooperation with integrity and high-quality services, Beijing Cailanzi Group welcomes Hong Kong and global capital to participate in projects' construction and operation, and to share fruitful profits. Some investment institutions share their strong interest and cooperation intention on these two projects and wish to have in-depth discussion after the meeting, in order to achieve resource integration, complementary advantages and a win-win situation. Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS


FILE PHOTO: A Chinese miner works at a coal mine in the suburb of Tangshan, China's Hebei province December 9, 2005. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Tianjin Port Co Ltd will impose measures to curb the trucking and storage of coal months earlier than expected, as one of the nation's busiest ports complies with government orders in its war on smog, a customer notice shows. By Wednesday, the port will stop receiving coal by truck and by the end of the month it will clear its storage warehouses of the fuel, a notice to customers dated April 16 said. A manager at the port's logistics division confirmed the authenticity of the document which was seen by Reuters on Monday. In March, Beijing called for a ban on transporting coal in Hebei, China's top steel producing province, and the city of Tianjin by the end of September, forcing consumers, miners and traders to use the railroad. A spokesman for the port declined to comment. A Tianjin based trader estimated that a couple million tonnes of coal has been sitting at logistic facilities at Tianjin port. "It is almost impossible to clear all the cargoes before the deadline. A trader won't be able to find enough downstream buyers in such a short time period," he said. The government plans to turn the coal storage spaces into storage centers for imported vehicles, according to the trader. The step is an "important political task", the port notice said, as China's central government aims to cut pollution in Beijing, Hebei province and Tianjin, one of the smoggiest regions of the country. Tianjin's rival Tangshan Port Group Co Ltd, located 130 km (81 miles) to the north, is expected to benefit from shipments of coal being diverted away from Tianjin as a result of the move.


News Article | April 28, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

I november 2006 noterades Rezidor på Stockholmsbörsen. Majoritetsägare sedan december 2016 är HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd., en del av HNA Group Co., Ltd., som är ett Fortune Global 500-företag verksamt inom sektorer som; flyg, turism, hotell, finans och onlinetjänster.


F&B Expansion in China: Trilogy Brands Speaker at the ICSC China Retail Summit in Shanghai, China Trilogy Brands bets China has an appetite for American brands. Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 2017 --( From a number of heavyweight speakers from home and abroad to share new ideas, new online and new channel integration, new technology innovation applications, shopping center transformation and upgrading of the industry hot topics, while the attention of the roundtable forum guests from different angles around brand value, to expand the challenges and opportunities in the Chinese market, retail brand tenants and owners of the win-win cooperation, and shopping center successful business model and other key topics in-depth discussion. Speakers included: Jack Rennes, Executive Director of Hang Yung Real Estate Co., Ltd. Chen Wenbo, Co-President of Metro Holdings Group Co., Ltd., Barbara D'amato, CEO of Trilogy Brands Group, Chief Executive Officer of Burger King China Investment Co., Ltd. James Hawkey, Senior Director, Jones Lang LaSalle & China Retail Director Lin Jirui, Vice President of Baodong Real Estate Holdings Limited and General Manager of Baolong Commercial Real Estate Pan Lijun Tom McGee, President and Chief Executive Officer, ICSC International Shopping Center, Wal-Mart, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Wal-Mart, Chairman of Wanda Network Technology Group Qu Dijun, Vice Chairman of Chia Tai Group Luo Jia-shun, Nan Fung Group Zhongnan Joint Asset Management Limited Wang Yuansheng, Managing Director of Wanda Business Management Group Shanghai Region Wang Qingsheng, Executive Director of Dingshi Business Group Wang Wei, President of Shanghai Miaojiaofang Food Co., Ltd. Wang Zhigang, Assistant President of Zhongliang Holding Group and Commercial Real Estate Wu Di group president, deputy general manager of the theater group Seohyun earth and long. The summit took place in Shanghai, the most vibrant and growing retail economy in China and the city with highest population growth in Asia Pacific. As technology and demographic shifts occur at an accelerated pace, the Asia Pacific retail landscape is rapidly evolving. Consumers, particularly the growing millennial population which is shaping the future consumption market, are placing a high priority on experiences and convenience. Behaviors and expectations are not as easily predicted as was the case in the past. The leading shopping center owner/developers, retailers and industry leaders in the Asia Pacific region gathered at this event to address the numerous issues critical to the industry: Innovative retail concepts, effective customer-engagement strategies, seamless customer experiences, the strength of brands, and the increasing role of food and beverage in retail; and to network, discuss opportunities, and recognize industry’s best practices and innovation. “The world is obsessed with American brands, and the Chinese consumer is ready to experience something new,” according to Barbara D’Amato, CEO of Trilogy Brands. “But not just any brand...you must understand the fundamentals that are driving demand, growth and trends in the US today in order to know what brand to invest in and be sure to bet on the next retail success.” Key drivers include: Brand strategy with customer centricity; a fluid retail strategy; a marketing strategy that incorporates full digital integration, customer centricity, big data, and social media; collaboration, information, speed, adaptability, and opportunity.” D’Amato continues, “Today brands are on steroids and something new will turn up that nobody can forecast. That’s a fact. If you are connected, focused, deliver with precision, are willing to adapt to acceleration and galvanize the organization into change to best serve consumers, while leveraging from the power of global partnerships, you can perform very well in most any global market and be the next retail success brand. This is how you protect your investment in brands and grow brand value globally.” Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 2017 --( PR.com )-- At the invitation of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Barbara D’Amato, CEO of Trilogy Brands Group participated in the 2017 ICSC China Retail Summit as a Speaker in the Panel Discussion Session on “F&B Expansion in China,” and participated in a private C-level discussion at the “Asia Pacific CEO Forum.”From a number of heavyweight speakers from home and abroad to share new ideas, new online and new channel integration, new technology innovation applications, shopping center transformation and upgrading of the industry hot topics, while the attention of the roundtable forum guests from different angles around brand value, to expand the challenges and opportunities in the Chinese market, retail brand tenants and owners of the win-win cooperation, and shopping center successful business model and other key topics in-depth discussion.Speakers included: Jack Rennes, Executive Director of Hang Yung Real Estate Co., Ltd. Chen Wenbo, Co-President of Metro Holdings Group Co., Ltd., Barbara D'amato, CEO of Trilogy Brands Group, Chief Executive Officer of Burger King China Investment Co., Ltd. James Hawkey, Senior Director, Jones Lang LaSalle & China Retail Director Lin Jirui, Vice President of Baodong Real Estate Holdings Limited and General Manager of Baolong Commercial Real Estate Pan Lijun Tom McGee, President and Chief Executive Officer, ICSC International Shopping Center, Wal-Mart, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Wal-Mart, Chairman of Wanda Network Technology Group Qu Dijun, Vice Chairman of Chia Tai Group Luo Jia-shun, Nan Fung Group Zhongnan Joint Asset Management Limited Wang Yuansheng, Managing Director of Wanda Business Management Group Shanghai Region Wang Qingsheng, Executive Director of Dingshi Business Group Wang Wei, President of Shanghai Miaojiaofang Food Co., Ltd. Wang Zhigang, Assistant President of Zhongliang Holding Group and Commercial Real Estate Wu Di group president, deputy general manager of the theater group Seohyun earth and long.The summit took place in Shanghai, the most vibrant and growing retail economy in China and the city with highest population growth in Asia Pacific. As technology and demographic shifts occur at an accelerated pace, the Asia Pacific retail landscape is rapidly evolving. Consumers, particularly the growing millennial population which is shaping the future consumption market, are placing a high priority on experiences and convenience. Behaviors and expectations are not as easily predicted as was the case in the past. The leading shopping center owner/developers, retailers and industry leaders in the Asia Pacific region gathered at this event to address the numerous issues critical to the industry: Innovative retail concepts, effective customer-engagement strategies, seamless customer experiences, the strength of brands, and the increasing role of food and beverage in retail; and to network, discuss opportunities, and recognize industry’s best practices and innovation.“The world is obsessed with American brands, and the Chinese consumer is ready to experience something new,” according to Barbara D’Amato, CEO of Trilogy Brands. “But not just any brand...you must understand the fundamentals that are driving demand, growth and trends in the US today in order to know what brand to invest in and be sure to bet on the next retail success.” Key drivers include: Brand strategy with customer centricity; a fluid retail strategy; a marketing strategy that incorporates full digital integration, customer centricity, big data, and social media; collaboration, information, speed, adaptability, and opportunity.” D’Amato continues, “Today brands are on steroids and something new will turn up that nobody can forecast. That’s a fact. If you are connected, focused, deliver with precision, are willing to adapt to acceleration and galvanize the organization into change to best serve consumers, while leveraging from the power of global partnerships, you can perform very well in most any global market and be the next retail success brand. This is how you protect your investment in brands and grow brand value globally.” Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Trilogy Brands Group


HONG KONG, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017 is pleased to announce that it will be forming the Global Alliance of Design Institutes to help nurture promising jewellery designers around the world. Aimed at establishing best practices in jewellery design across international markets, the initiative endeavours to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas among leading design institutes worldwide to cultivate talent, enhance creativity and share cross-cultural experiences. Prestigious industry leaders and design experts at the launch of the Global Alliance of Design Institutes The Global Alliance of Design Institutes was launched at a forum organised by the Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017 in Shenzhen, China, on 19 April 2017. The forum's panel of industry leaders and design experts warmly welcomed the initiative. They noted that greater collaboration among learning establishments, coupled with further research and development, would help elevate the standard of jewellery designs in the market by infusing local academic approaches with international perspectives. Panellists discuss the significance of the Global Alliance of Design Institutes Organised by JNA and CJNA of UBM Asia, the World Gold Council and the People's Government of Yantian District, Shenzhen, the biennial Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition aims to usher in a new era in gold wedding jewellery by encouraging designers from around the world to reflect wedding traditions and customs through fresh and creative designs. Panellists at the forum also shared their interpretation of the 2017 competition's theme, "Oneness," to provide aspiring contestants with useful insights on designing appropriate entries. Presentation on the Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017’s theme, “Oneness” The Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017 is accepting entries until 31 May 2017. Please see www.xifudesigncompetition.com for more information. Media Contact Althea Long Vincent Tang UBM Asia Limited World Gold Council Email: althea.long@ubm.com Email: vincent.tang@gold.org Tel: +852 2516 1653 Tel: +86 21 2226 1116 Organisers JNA & CJNA (www.jewellerynewsasia.com / www.cjna.com) JNA and CJNA are the flagship jewellery publications of UBM Asia's Jewellery Group. First published in 1983, JNA is the leader in providing up-to-date international jewellery trade news with an Asian insight. With the rapid development of China's jewellery market, CJNA was founded in 1994 to connect Chinese-speaking jewellery professionals with the world's fastest-growing jewellery market. World Gold Council (www.gold.org) The World Gold Council (WGC) is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Its purpose is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold, provide industry leadership and be the global authority on the gold market. WGC develops gold-backed solutions, services and products, based on authoritative market insight and it works with a range of partners to put ideas into action. As a result, WGC creates structural shifts in demand for gold across key market sectors. WGC provides insights into the international gold markets, helping people to understand the wealth preservation qualities of gold and its role in meeting the social and environmental needs of society. People's Government of Yantian District, Shenzhen (http://www.yantian.gov.cn/) Established in 1998, the People's Government of Yantian District, Shenzhen (Yantian District) is located in East Shenzhen, adjacent to the Pearl River Delta. Yantian District continuously promotes the transformation and advancement of its valuable core industries, such as port logistics, gold jewellery, tourism and culture, and biotechnology, among others. Supporting Organisation Culture, Sports and Tourism Administration of Shenzhen Municipality (http://www.sz.gov.cn/wtlyjnew/) Established in 2009, the Culture, Sports and Tourism Administration of Shenzhen Municipality is a bureau of the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government. The Administration promotes the development of culture, sports and tourism through the enhancement of resource utilisation and cultural vitality of Shenzhen City, the commitment to historical and intangible cultural heritage preservation, and the enrichment of tourism experiences. Sponsor Shenzhen Batar Investment Holding Group Limited (www.batar.cn/) Shenzhen Batar Investment Holding Group Co Ltd (Batar) is a major gold jewellery manufacturer. Batar currently owns more than 20 subsidiaries engaged in various businesses and three independent brands, "Batar Jewelery," "Global Crown" and "Show King." It has more than 400 franchise and retail stores that cover more than 85 percent of China. Photo - http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170420/1830257-1-aPhoto - http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170420/1830257-1-bPhoto - http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170420/1830257-1-c Logo - http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170222/8521701055LOGO


News Article | April 26, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

140 odasıyla hizmet verecek olan Park Inn by Radisson Samsun’un her bir odası sade, minimalist bir tarzda tasarlandı ve modern mobilyalarla döşendi. Misafirler, her birinde ücretsiz yüksek hızlı kablosuz internet bağlantısı bulunan 3 oda tipinden birini tercih edebilecekler ve seçimlerine göre manzaranın, geniş bir alanın veya eşsiz tasarım öğelerinin keyfini çıkarabilecekler. Tekkeköy Sanayi Bölgesi’nde konumlanan Park Inn by Radisson Samsun’un iş amaçlı seyahat edenler için ideal bir tercih olduğunu belirten Genel Müdür Bekir Koç sözlerine şu şekilde devam etti: “Elverişli konumumuz, tarz sahibi olanaklarımız ve meşhur Karadeniz misafirperverlik anlayışımızla misafirlerimize mükemmel bir konaklama sunmaya hazırlanıyoruz. İşini tutkuyla yapan bir ekip olarak misafirlerimizi Park Inn by Radisson Samsun’da ağırlamak ve fark yaratan Park Inn by Radisson deneyimini yaşatmak için sabırsızlanıyoruz.” Park Inn® by Radisson Hakkında Park Inn® by Radisson rekabet edilebilir fiyatlarda, sıcakkanlı ve misafirperver hizmet sunan yeni ve enerjik mid-scale otel markasıdır. Park Inn by Radisson Avrupa, Orta Doğu ve Afrika’da faaliyet gösteren ve yapım aşamasında olan 140’tan fazla otele sahiptir. Hem iş hem de tatil amaçlı seyahat edenlerin ilgisini çekmek amacıyla, marka müşterilerine“Park Inn Essentials” olarak adlandırılan çeşitli imkânlar sunmaktadır. Bunlardan bazıları ücretsiz yüksek hızlı internet erişimi, spor ve iş merkezi, restoran ve ücretsiz kahvaltılardır. Park Inn by Radisson, Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza® and Country Inns & Suites ByCarlsonSM markalarını da içeren Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’un bir parçasıdır. Daha fazla bilgi ve rezervasyon için www.parkinn.com internet sitesi ziyaret edilebilir. Park Inn by Radisson ile sosyal medyada bağlantıya geçin: Twitter’da @ParkInn, Instagram’da @ParkInnbyRadisson ve Facebook’ta Facebook.com/ParkInn Grup, Türkiye'nin de dahil olduğu Avrupa, Ortadoğu ve Afrika'da ana markaları olan Radisson Blu ve Park Inn by Radisson ayrıca 2014 başında Carlson ile birlikte lansmanı yapılan Radisson RED (lifestyle select) ve Quorvus Collection (lüks) markalarıyla hizmet veriyor. Etisphere tarafından dünyanın en etik otel şirketlerinden biri olarak gösterilen Rezidor, Sorumluluk Sahibi İşletme Programı ile de sektörün öncülerinden. 2006 yılının Kasım ayında Rezidor, İsveç Nasdaq Stockholm’de listelenmiştir. Hisselerinin çoğunluğu 2016’nın Aralık ayında havacılık, turizm, otelcilik, finans hizmetleri ve sektörler arası online hizmetler veren; Fortune dergisinin hazırladığı en iyi 500 şirket arasında listelenen HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd (HNA Group Co., Ltd. Şirketler grubu üyesi) tarafından alınmıştır. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ecfcd6f3-aa4d-4c23-9888-487de31b51d8


NANJING, China, Apr. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- China's top state-owned real estate developer Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd. recently completed the Grand Mansion luxury residence project in Nanjing's Hexi Central Business District (CBD). Nanjing is the capital of China's economically vibrant Jiangsu province. Poly's Grand Mansion series of projects had a launch event in Wall Street in 2012 and became the first mainland China luxury residential project to be rolled out on Wall Street. The construction of the Grand Mansion luxury residence this year has again drawn a lot of attention to the already heated real estate market in Nanjing's Hexi area. The new financial center in Eastern China Based on the Chinese government's "One Belt One Road" initiative to build trade routes between China and the rest of Eurasia, a "supply-side reform" has started in China. The real estate sector which has served as an economic driver during the last few years has continued to expand in the country's first-tier cities where the market remains promising. The 212,000-square-kilometer Yangtze River Delta, home to a population of 150 million and where Nanjing is located, has been on the frontline of China's continued opening-up policy over the past several decades and is in the process of forming one of the largest world-class city clusters whose economic output has exceeded that of the whole of India. The area is expected to become one of the most desired working and living spaces in China, as a result of the impact of both the "One Belt One Road" initiative and the "Yangtze River Economic Belt", another Chinese government development initiative. Nanjing is considered to be the only megacity in the region as per the Yangtze River Delta City Cluster Planning report published by the Chinese government on June 1, 2016 and has been designated as a National Central City (the Chinese government's definition for a group of cities in charge of leading, developing, and performing tasks in political, economic, and cultural aspects) in the State Council's Reply to the Overall Planning of Nanjing City (2011-2020)" published on July 12th of the same year. The strategic importance of Nanjing is clearly showing itself in the new landscape. Before the Grand Mansion project was rolled out, the city of Nanjing was already in the middle of launching its own plan: to build out the Hexi CBD as a second Shanghai Lujiazui financial center in the Yangtze River Delta. To date, more than 300 financial facilities and upwards of 4,000 companies, many of which are members of the Global Fortune 500 and the China Fortune 500, have chosen the Hexi CBD as the location for one of their Chinese offices. The arrival of such a great number of prestigious companies has caused an immense, uninterrupted run-up in the area's residential housing prices over the course of the past 19 months. Yingtian Street, Nanjing's most important east-west thoroughfare crossing the Yangtze River, passes right through the CBD. The street is ideally situated in terms of access to transportation and to urban resources, among them, an 11-km long riverside park, the Nanjing Olympics Sports Center, a national first class library with a collection of 2 million books, Nanjing's metro system as well as several well-known educational institutions and medical facilities. The Hexi area has not only become a financial center, but also a cultural center and gathering point for the city's literati. Poly Real Estate, with a portfolio encompassing more than 200 projects, is one of the first developers to enter Hexi CBD. In Nanjing, Poly Real Estate manages close to 19,000 condominiums and was the top sale performer in the city's real estate market from 2010 to 2016. One of Hexi's landmarks, the Nanjing Poly Grand Theater, designed by 2004 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, was completed in 2014. The development team behind the Grand Mansion project consulted with the architects and designers of major urban projects in international metropolises including New York and London and built the residence in full adherence to international luxury housing standards: the landscape planning for New York's Central Park was a key reference. The mineral content that went into the construction materials was selected among the best available from several countries including Egypt, Italy, Germany and Turkey and the building exterior is notable for the use of Karamori gold granite. The range of service equipment available to the property management organization all come from leading manufacturers across 7 countries to assure an end-to-send suite of services delivering the highest level of convenience to residents and condominium owners. Poly brought in renowned Asian designer T.K. Chu who has designed 5 unique apartment layouts as well as an innovative and modern art-deco style club, furnishing Nanjing's wealthier residents with quality of life standards consistent with a high-end international community in the form of four-room apartments with a southern exposure. Hexi CBD will bring to Nanjing a new blueprint for a meaningful and quality lifestyle. The new investment trend for Chinese with the means Nine neighborhoods across China are known for where the country's wealthiest residents are housed, seven of which are split between Beijing and Shanghai, while one is located in Shenzhen, adjacent to Hong Kong in southern China, and, as the latest entrant, Hexi CBD in Nanjing. The development of these nine areas is due in large measure to the preference among the wealthy to choose an area where the action is, that being in China's leading capital cities. They invested early, and, by doing so, set off the trend the culminated in today's high real estate valuations across the area. Despite the ongoing instability in the world economy, the urbanization of China, a country which makes up one third of world economic growth rate, has entered into the second half of the timeline to finalization. The completion of Beijing and Shanghai as mega-metropolises is no longer enough to satisfy the needs of a population of 1.3 billion. Nanjing, with its location in the center of the Yangtze River Delta, was the next natural epicenter for the country's real estate market, following in the heels of the growth path for Beijing and Shanghai just a few years ago. People of means are constantly seeking safer forms of investment. The completion of many high-end housing projects in Hexi CBD and the immediate surrounding area has become a lead story for many articles in the Chinese media. Nanjing's municipal government has, multiple times, set a limit to the price of a piece of land in the city's many land auctions. Caught between the city government's efforts to rein in the speculation and the forces of the market, investors had to look high and low for an opportunity. The entry of Poly's Grand Mansion luxury residence has provided them with a new choice. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leading-chinese-property-developer-poly-real-estate-group-makes-inroads-in-nanjings-luxury-housing-market-300439306.html


News Article | May 1, 2017
Site: www.acnnewswire.com

Survey: Over 90% Expect Overall Sales to Grow or Remain Steady; Chinese Mainland Seen as Having Most Growth Potential The 32nd Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The concurrent 12th Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair, jointly organised by the HKTDC and CIEC Exhibition Company (HK) Ltd, also came to a successful close at the AsiaWorld-Expo. The twin fairs together attracted 62,000 buyers from 138 countries and regions. Nearly 47,000 buyers attended the Gifts & Premium Fair, while over 15,000 buyers participated in the Printing & Packaging Fair. Watch our fair video here: https://youtu.be/w948feRm4vM "The Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair is the largest fair of its kind in the world, making it a benchmarking event for both product and market trends," said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. "On-site surveys showed a more optimistic outlook on the market compared to last year. The economy of the Chinese mainland has maintained a higher growth rate this year and the number of Chinese mainland buyers recorded a considerable increase. The number of buyers from Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Russia, Spain and Brazil recorded double-digit growth." The HKTDC commissioned an independent on-site survey during the Gifts & Premium Fair, interviewing more than 950 exhibitors and buyers about their views on market prospects and product trends. The survey found that the industry is generally optimistic about the market this year. Over 90 per cent of the respondents expect overall sales to increase or remain steady this year, up 22 percentage points from 2016. Close to 95 per cent of respondents expect retail/ FOB (free on board) prices to increase or remain the same. Increase in operating costs (41 per cent), fluctuations of the global economy (36 per cent) and the fluctuating price of raw materials (34 per cent) are seen as the major challenges facing the industry this year. As for the market with the highest growth potential, most respondents pointed to the mainland (60 per cent), followed by North America (58 per cent), Hong Kong (53 per cent) and Western Europe (52 per cent). The survey also analysed product trends in the gifts and premiums market. Fourteen per cent of respondents expect advertising gifts and premiums to have the strongest growth potential this year, followed by figurines and decorations (11 per cent), technology gifts (10 per cent) and fashion jewellery and accessories (10 per cent). - Ideal platform for showcasing product innovation An ideal platform for companies to showcase their new products, the Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair brought together more than 4,300 local and overseas exhibitors from 31 countries and regions this year. Hong Kong exhibitor PO: Selected brought a variety of new products to the fair, including a thermo mug with a two-way tea leaf compartment that allows users to control brewing time and the strength of the brew. Wilson Wong, Deputy Head of Business of the company, said the new product attracted strong interest from many buyers. In the first three hours of the fair, they established contacts with about 50 buyers from the mainland, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Many buyers spoke highly of Hong Kong exhibitors at the fair. Piyarat Phongpheaw, Merchandising Department Manager of Thailand's Siam Piwat Retail Holding Co Ltd, said Hong Kong is Asia's trendsetter and that its lifestyle products suit the tastes of consumers in Thailand. She could immediately bring the new products to Thailand after sourcing at the Gifts & Premium Fair and gain a first-mover advantage. She identified five to six Hong Kong suppliers of electronic gadgets and stationery and would place smaller-quantity trial orders to test the market. Buyer from Poland, Agata Olejnik, visited the Gift and Premium Fair for the second time. She said she identified 25 potential suppliers from the mainland and Hong Kong for umbrellas with selfie sticks, smart watches and Bluetooth speakers, and was planning to order US$1 million worth of promotional gifts from these new suppliers. - A springboard for start-ups The Gifts & Premium Fair launched a Startup zone this year to allow start-ups to exhibit at the fair at lower cost. The new zone featured 20 start-ups from Hong Kong, the mainland and Taiwan. Hong Kong start-up Kazoo Technology (Hong Kong) Ltd develops "smart cards" that stores information readable by mobile device touch screens, which can be used in gaming, marketing and corporate networking. "The new Startup zone provides the most cost-effective platform for local start-ups like our company to reach out to international buyers and to collect their feedback," said Kendall Lo, the company's CEO and Co-Founder. On the first day of the fair, he met potential buyers and business partners from Australia, Canada, the mainland, Germany, Malaysia and Russia. - Thematic zones attracted buyers to Printing & Packaging Fair This year's Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair featured more than 440 exhibitors from eight countries and regions, showcasing a broad spectrum of printing and packaging solutions. Catering to the printing and packaging needs of different industries, the fair comprised the De Luxe Zone, the Green Printing & Packaging Solutions zone, the Food & Beverage Packaging Solutions zone and two new zones: Printing and Packaging Solutions for Fashion & Accessories and Innovative Retail Display Solutions. Kleber Horita, Supplies Manager of Ofner, a food manufacturer from Brazil, joined the Printing & Packaging Fair for the first time. He met many suppliers from Hong Kong and the mainland and found suitable packaging solutions. He said he expected to place orders worth at least US$50,000. "The quality of the exhibitors is very good and the business matching meetings have been useful," he said. "I really like the exhibition and will definitely come again." Cross-sector collaboration is creating more opportunities for the printing and packaging industry. Hong Kong exhibitor Wide Ocean Printing Company, which has been collaborating with local illustrator Prudence Mak to feature her "Chocolate Rain" character in their products, showcased at this year's fair a new line of products including red packets, calendars and jewellery boxes launched in collaboration with a Japanese designer, and successfully attracted the interest of buyers from the mainland, Hong Kong, Japan and the United States. Man Sang Envelope Manufacturing Co, Ltd, another local exhibitor from the De Luxe Zone, launched a new packaging series featuring the work of renowned Hong Kong painter Chan Hoi-ying as well as specially-designed packaging for cosmetics products, which were also well received by international buyers at the fair. - Helping regional companies go global With its strong base of international buyers, the HKTDC's trade fairs are ideal platforms for local or regional companies to explore global markets. "We have been participating in the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair over the years to extend our presence worldwide," said Krisada Ramdeja, Export Marketing Manager of Thailand's Cyberprint Group Co Ltd. "The results have been encouraging." He said the company met potential buyers from Mexico, Brazil, France and the United States soon after the fair opened. During the Gifts & Premium Fair, the HKTDC signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Thailand's Office of SMEs Promotion (OSMEP) to promote bilateral SME development cooperation, further strengthening Hong Kong as an international trading hub in the region. More details of the MoU can be found at: http://mediaroom.hktdc.com/en/pressrelease/detail/19509/ Fair websites: Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair: www.hktdc.com/hkgiftspremiumfair/ Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair: www.hkprintpackfair.com/ Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair Video: https://youtu.be/w948feRm4vM Photo download: http://bit.ly/2pKQs12 To view press releases in Chinese, please visit http://mediaroom.hktdc.com/tc About HKTDC Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong's businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Google+, Twitter @hktdc, LinkedIn. Google+: https://plus.google.com/+hktdc Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hktdc LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/hong-kong-trade-development-council Contact:


Patent
Group Inc. | Date: 2016-06-02

Systems and related methods facilitating payments with a mobile device are discussed herein. Circuitry in a networked-based payment system may be configured to receive payment information from a first device. The first device may include circuitry configured to wirelessly receive wallet identifying data from the payment system. The wallet identifying data may be used to secure messages between the first device and another device over a wireless link. For example, the first device may be configured to send the wallet identifying data to a second device, which may then communicate with the payment system. In response, consumer identifying data associated with the wallet identifying data may be received by the second device from the payment system. In some embodiments, use of wallet identifying data may be applied to other communications, such as for messages that authorize payment.

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