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The world is in serious need of solutions to create sustainable growth and jobs. The World Circular Economy Forum 2017 is bringing 1,500 specialists from around the world to Finland to show how this can be done. The groundbreaking event will focus on the world's best circular economy solutions in which business and the environment go hand in hand. The host country Finland is the first in the world to have published a comprehensive road map to a circular economy. The country's leading future-oriented think-and-do tank Sitra is now inviting the shapers of our future well-being to celebrate Finland's 100th year of independence at the forum. Come and experience Finland's own inspirational story as a global leader as we put the circular economy into practice and deliver concrete benefits across all sectors of business and society. "A circular economy is about using resources more efficiently and creating more value with what we have," says Dr Mari Pantsar, Director of Sitra's Carbon-neutral circular economy. "It can be the win-win approach everyone is looking for. For companies, circular products and business models help cut costs, manage risks and create new revenue. For societies, moving away from the current linear 'consume-and-throw-away' economy offers large benefits for tackling the climate crisis, reducing waste and creating jobs." The forum features more than 130 recognised speakers from across the world, including top business and political leaders, representatives of NGOs and innovators. Among the speakers are Amra Balic, Managing Director at BlackRock; Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of Carlsberg; Isabel Fernandez-Niemann, Head of Wholesale Banking at ING; Janez Potocnik, Co-chair of the UN International Resource Panel; Ashok Khosla, Founder and President of Development Alternatives; and Achim Steiner, Director of Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. Former NASA Astronaut Dr Cady Coleman also brings her inspiring circular economy story about surviving in a closed system with limited resources during her six month expedition to the International Space Station. The programme highlights how the circular economy plays an important role in the realisation of the UN's global sustainable development goals (SDGs). Future well-being is built on co-operation between different sectors. The World Circular Economy Forum 2017 contains 17 plenary and parallel sessions showcasing circular economy solutions for business, finance and cities. The event offers three days of discussions, networking, side events and business excursions. Twenty-three exhibitors will be presenting their most interesting circular economy solutions at the venue. See the programme and full list of speakers on the event website www.wcef2017.com. Representatives of the media interested in being accredited to cover the World Circular Economy Forum are kindly asked to fill in the registration form by 26 May 2017. For further details, please contact Communications Specialist Sanna Autere, sanna.autere@sitra.fi, +358 (0)50 331 7510, or see the event website www.wcef2017.com. A live stream of the event will be available at live.wcef2017.com. Organisers of the WCEF2017 include the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Ministry of the Environment of Finland and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, in co-operation with the following institutions: the European Commission, the European Environment Agency (EEA), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the Koli Forum, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Forum (WRF). This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com


The host country Finland is the first in the world to have published a comprehensive road map to a circular economy. The country's leading future-oriented think-and-do tank Sitra is now inviting the shapers of our future well-being to celebrate Finland's 100th year of independence at the forum. Come and experience Finland's own inspirational story as a global leader as we put the circular economy into practice and deliver concrete benefits across all sectors of business and society. "A circular economy is about using resources more efficiently and creating more value with what we have," says Dr Mari Pantsar, Director of Sitra's Carbon-neutral circular economy. "It can be the win-win approach everyone is looking for. For companies, circular products and business models help cut costs, manage risks and create new revenue. For societies, moving away from the current linear `consume-and-throw-away' economy offers large benefits for tackling the climate crisis, reducing waste and creating jobs." The forum features more than 130 recognised speakers from across the world, including top business and political leaders, representatives of NGOs and innovators. Among the speakers are Amra Balic, Managing Director at BlackRock; Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of Carlsberg; Isabel Fernandez-Niemann, Head of Wholesale Banking at ING; Janez Potocnik, Co-chair of the UN International Resource Panel; Ashok Khosla, Founder and President of Development Alternatives; and Achim Steiner, Director of Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. Former NASA Astronaut Dr Cady Coleman also brings her inspiring circular economy story about surviving in a closed system with limited resources during her six month expedition to the International Space Station. The programme highlights how the circular economy plays an important role in the realisation of the UN's global sustainable development goals (SDGs). Future well-being is built on co-operation between different sectors. The World Circular Economy Forum 2017 contains 17 plenary and parallel sessions showcasing circular economy solutions for business, finance and cities. The event offers three days of discussions, networking, side events and business excursions. Twenty-three exhibitors will be presenting their most interesting circular economy solutions at the venue. See the programme and full list of speakers on the event website www.wcef2017.com. Representatives of the media interested in being accredited to cover the World Circular Economy Forum are kindly asked to fill in the registration form by 26 May 2017. For further details, please contact Communications Specialist Sanna Autere, sanna.autere@sitra.fi, +358 (0)50 331 7510, or see the event website www.wcef2017.com. A live stream of the event will be available at live.wcef2017.com. Organisers of the WCEF2017 include the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Ministry of the Environment of Finland and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, in co-operation with the following institutions: the European Commission, the European Environment Agency (EEA), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the Koli Forum, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Forum (WRF). This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com http://news.cision.com/the-finnish-innovation-fund-sitra/r/world-s-best-circular-economy-solutions-to-be-presented-in-helsinki--5-7-june-2017,c2261214


News Article | May 10, 2017
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The world is in serious need of solutions to create sustainable growth and jobs. The World Circular Economy Forum 2017 is bringing 1,500 specialists from around the world to Finland to show how this can be done. The groundbreaking event will focus on the world's best circular economy solutions in which business and the environment go hand in hand. The host country Finland is the first in the world to have published a comprehensive road map to a circular economy. The country's leading future-oriented think-and-do tank Sitra is now inviting the shapers of our future well-being to celebrate Finland's 100th year of independence at the forum. Come and experience Finland's own inspirational story as a global leader as we put the circular economy into practice and deliver concrete benefits across all sectors of business and society. "A circular economy is about using resources more efficiently and creating more value with what we have," says Dr Mari Pantsar, Director of Sitra's Carbon-neutral circular economy. "It can be the win-win approach everyone is looking for. For companies, circular products and business models help cut costs, manage risks and create new revenue. For societies, moving away from the current linear `consume-and-throw-away' economy offers large benefits for tackling the climate crisis, reducing waste and creating jobs." The forum features more than 130 recognised speakers from across the world, including top business and political leaders, representatives of NGOs and innovators. Among the speakers are Amra Balic, Managing Director at BlackRock; Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of Carlsberg; Isabel Fernandez-Niemann, Head of Wholesale Banking at ING; Janez Potocnik, Co-chair of the UN International Resource Panel; Ashok Khosla, Founder and President of Development Alternatives; and Achim Steiner, Director of Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. Former NASA Astronaut Dr Cady Coleman also brings her inspiring circular economy story about surviving in a closed system with limited resources during her six month expedition to the International Space Station. The programme highlights how the circular economy plays an important role in the realisation of the UN's global sustainable development goals (SDGs). Future well-being is built on co-operation between different sectors. The World Circular Economy Forum 2017 contains 17 plenary and parallel sessions showcasing circular economy solutions for business, finance and cities. The event offers three days of discussions, networking, side events and business excursions. Twenty-three exhibitors will be presenting their most interesting circular economy solutions at the venue. See the programme and full list of speakers on the event website www.wcef2017.com. Representatives of the media interested in being accredited to cover the World Circular Economy Forum are kindly asked to fill in the registration form by 26 May 2017. For further details, please contact Communications Specialist Sanna Autere, sanna.autere@sitra.fi, +358 (0)50 331 7510, or see the event website www.wcef2017.com. A live stream of the event will be available at live.wcef2017.com. Organisersof the WCEF2017 include the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Ministry of the Environment of Finland and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, in co-operation with the following institutions: the European Commission, the European Environment Agency (EEA), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the Koli Forum, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Forum (WRF). This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/worlds-best-circular-economy-solutions-to-be-presented-in-helsinki-5-7-june-2017-300455216.html


News Article | May 12, 2017
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movingimage, the leading secure enterprise video platform (EVP) provider, today announced that the company has been selected for the prestigious German Accelerator Tech program through the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs. German Accelerator Tech supports growing German tech companies in their US market expansion efforts. As a part of this program, movingimage will receive extensive mentoring and support for their successful leap over the Atlantic, including complimentary offices in New York and legal counsel as well as marketing and PR support. In an announcement made in Berlin, with the Minister for Economic Affairs Brigitte Zypries present, movingimage was confirmed as one of the companies selected for the sponsorship program this year. The enormous potential for growth in the enterprise video market was a significant factor in the decision among the German Accelerator Tech jury. "We are very pleased that German Accelerator Tech has selected movingimage," said Rainer Zugehör, founder & CEO at movingimage. "This couldn’t come at a better time for us, as we are pursuing an extremely ambitious internationalization strategy. The US is a key market for our globalization, so the support of mentors who know the market inside out and who can help us shape things will be worth its weight in gold when it comes to development." Through the program, movingimage will also receive mentorship from well-known and experienced leaders in the US tech industry who will provide counsel and make introductions to major technology business networks. These mentors include venerated names within the industry, such as Klaus-Peter-Statz (former President & CEO, Deutsche Telekom USA), Gregor Hochmuth (Co-Founder, Dreams Media and former Instagram & Google Chrome Product Manager) and James Kollegger (CEO, Genesys Partners). In addition to the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, German Accelerator Tech is financially subsidized by a host of German global players including Deutsche Bank, Siemens and Deutsche Telekom as well as associations such as Bitkom. Companies selected by German Accelerator Tech show the potential to become market leaders in their field, and the program supports them along the way toward becoming the "next SAP." As the leading provider of a secure enterprise video platform, movingimage is making waves in an exciting and fast-growing market. The use of video in enterprises is growing rapidly and, along with it, so is the need for video platforms that enable IT management to securely manage and deliver video across multiple channels, from training to intranets to websites and social networks. movingimage provides its users with high-performance video solutions which they can integrate securely into their existing systems. About German Accelerator Tech The German Accelerator Tech is a federally funded program that supports German start-ups with their US market entry. Ever since its founding in 2012 by Dirk Kanngiesser and Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, young promising technology companies are selected twice a year and receive a three-to-nine-month grant. With locations in New York (NY), San Francisco and Palo Alto (CA), office space is made available to the selected companies, as well as mentoring by experienced and dedicated coaches. The goal is to establish a market leader position within the selected company’s respective segment. The German Accelerator is an important contributor to the international growth of German start-ups. For further information http://germanaccelerator.com/ About movingimage As the leading global provider of secure enterprise video technology, with locations in Tokyo, New York and San Francisco, movingimage’s mission is to revolutionize how enterprises and organizations use video. Their software-as-a-service enables companies to efficiently manage all their video assets centrally and stream them in the best quality on any device. Movingimage boasts an extensive customer portfolio of over 500 companies, including DAX-listed corporations such as the Volkswagen Group, Allianz and Bayer.


News Article | May 18, 2017
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The Forum is also focusing on the most promising use cases in 5G networking, such as hybrid wireless wireline networking in access and home networking, network slicing and projects for backhaul and fronthaul transport. Several other aspects of the Forum's Broadband 20/20 vision have seen excellent participation and momentum, including the evolution of TR-069 into a User Services Platform for premises' networks and compute resources – for example, entertainment and the Internet of Things (IoT) for home workers – which remains on track for release later this year. Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh said: "Perhaps the most important contribution we can provide to the industry is to keep an unwavering focus on the implementations of new technologies that have the most promising business cases. From this, we can bring our technical innovation to show how each can be introduced into the market and holistically managed to the benefit of all stakeholders. This quarter's meeting is a great example of the energy behind the member contributions which drive our work." The meeting's opening plenary also featured a keynote presentation from Dr. Rong-Syh Lin, Vice President of Telecommunication Laboratories, at Chunghwa Telecom. Dr. Lin said: "With the advent of 5G and the ever-growing IoT, broadband technology is having to evolve rapidly. Operators must find ways to deliver ultra-fast speeds at a faster time-to-market, while still keeping costs low. We applaud the Broadband Forum's commitment to defining the architecture, interfaces and protocols that are crucial to the network evolution that will enable next-generation services for all." During the meeting, the Broadband Forum actively participated in the Broadband and Narrowband Convergence for IoT Realization Symposium, organized by the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Industrial Development Bureau of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs. Several specifications were approved at the meeting, including TR-390, which defines standardized mechanisms for performance measurement, giving service providers greater insight on how their access network is performing. For more information on the Broadband Forum, visit the Broadband Forum website at broadband-forum.org. About the Broadband Forum Broadband Forum, a non-profit industry organization, is focused on engineering smarter and faster broadband networks. Our work defines best practices for global networks, enables service and content delivery, establishes technology migration strategies, engineers critical device & service management tools, and is key to redefining broadband. Our free technical reports and white papers can be found at broadband-forum.org. Twitter @Broadband_Forum. For more information about the Broadband Forum, please go to broadband-forum.org or follow @Broadband_Forum on Twitter. For further information, please contact Brian Dolby on +44 (0) 7899 914168 or brian.dolby@proactive-pr.com or Jayne Garfitt on +44 (0) 1636 704888 or jayne.garfitt@proactive-pr.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/broadband-forum-makes-rapid-progress-on-cloudco-5g-and-open-broadband-300459993.html


Acer, ASUS, Advantech, Planet and VIVOTEK to lead the showcase of technologies and innovation around AI, green energy and smart cities, and IoT This year marks the debut participation of the Taiwan Excellence Pavilion at CommunicAsia 2017. Companies like Acer, Advantech, ASUS, Planet and VIVOTEK, and 14 Taiwan Excellence Award winning brands will be showcasing their latest technologies and innovations in the areas of artificial intelligence, green energy and smart cities, and the Internet of Things (IoT) at the upcoming three-day exhibition slated 23-25 May, at the Marina Bay Sands, BQ2-01, B2. According to Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the international trade development arm of Taiwan, the event is an avenue to promote Taiwan's leadership in cutting edge technologies and to foster knowledge exchange and deeper partnership with customers, fellow innovators and members of the larger ICT industry. Taiwan is the 5th largest economy in Asia and currently ranks 10th globally in innovation and 15th in global competitiveness. It has been an indispensable player in the world's high technology sector dominating the global semiconductor market for the past three decades. The country produces three-quarters of the world's integrated circuits and electronic components and accounts for a considerable share of the global computer hardware, and mobile phones. Taiwan is forging its path from being a manufacturing efficiency-focused to an intellectual property- and innovation-driven economy. "Today's ongoing transformation and changing business models calls for a greater emphasis on innovation. We believe our Taiwanese innovators are well positioned in leveraging Taiwan's technological prowess, strong synergies with the global technology supply chain, and proven strengths in speed, value, flexibility and customization. We are proud of the success stories of companies such as Acer, ASUS, Advantech, Planet and VIVOTEK among others and we proudly present what Taiwan has to offer to the larger ICT industry at CommunicAsia," said Francis Liang Kuo-Hsin, Representative, Taipei Representative Office in Singapore. One of the key programs under Taiwan's "5+2 Industrial Innovation Plan" is the Asia.Silicon Valley initiative, which aims to establish Taiwan as the hub between the region and Silicon Valley particularly in IoT development, and making the country a global centre for tech entrepreneurship. Taiwan has made inroads with Microsoft and Qualcomm choosing to launch their IoT research centers there. "We also now have over 140 companies and organizations that have joined the Asia.Silicon Valley IoT alliance including the likes of Acer and Advantech who are showcasing their IoT capabilities at the Taiwan Excellence Pavilion. Through CommunicAsia, we hope to be able to reach not only our trading and technology partners but also to encourage talents from Southeast Asia who are looking into opportunities to join Taiwanese companies at some of today's emerging sectors," said Mr. Liang. Taiwan Excellence Pavilion will feature products and technologies that have been distinguished with the 'Taiwan Excellence Award', the highest accolade bestowed upon Taiwan-originated products based on their excellence in design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D, and manufacturing. At Asia's premier sourcing and ICT knowledge platform, 19 Taiwan Excellence brands including Acer, Advantech, ASUS, Aver, Beseye, D-link, Edimax, Inwin, Kingmax, LWO, MSI, Planet, Plustek, PX, Sapido, Thermaltake, Transcend, uHandy and VIVOTEK will feature 50 innovative products at the Taiwan Excellence Pavilion over the three-day show. Taiwan Excellence 2017 Showcase Highlights - Acer Acer's abPBX is a revolutionary alternative that takes the approach of a software-defined communication service (SDX). It also offers a major advancement in manageability and security, while lowering total cost of ownership. - ASUS The ESC8000 G3 is the first VCA certified GPU server from Nvidia. Users can enjoy improved efficiency, scalability and performance in a single platform that decreases their time to market and costs. - Advantech Advantech WebAccess/Cloud is a cloud-based software platform that supports MQTT protocol and provides plug-and-play capability that enables big data analysis for Industry 4.0 services. - VIVOTEK The H.265 VAIR Long Range Speed Dome Camera is the latest professional speed dome camera from VIVOTEK that is specifically designed to enhance low light surveillance over areas that require large coverage. - Planet Based on its green technology, Planet's Renewable Energy Industrial 802.3at PoE Managed Ethernet Switch can be charged via the inexhaustible and natural sources of solar, wind and hydroelectric power. It can especially be used for expansive locations, such as dams, forests, deserts, national parks, nature and animal protected areas, and highways. - Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI) NSOS (next-generation system software for smartphone) is designed to increase the added value of commodity Android phones by solving the BYOD (bring your own device) security problem via virtualization, providing more personalized services via accurate inference of dynamic user interest, and offering more streamlined user experiences via programmatic app control. About the Taiwan Excellence Award The symbol of Taiwan Excellence honors Taiwan's most innovative products that provide tremendous value to users worldwide. All products carrying this symbol have been selected for specific Taiwan Excellence Awards based on their excellence in design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D, and manufacturing. Initiated by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized in 100 countries. Supported by Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), MOEA The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. is responsible for implementing policies and regulations governing foreign trade and economic cooperation. Established in January 1969, the BOFT's role and position have been adjusted regularly to meet the needs of the ever changing international economic and trade environments. The BOFT has been guiding and working with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in numerous promotional trade projects and activities both internationally and domestically. Having worked closely with TAITRA for many decades, the BOFT continues to commission TAITRA for various critical government projects relating to business, trade and investment, while promoting Taiwan internationally. Organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit, semi-governmental trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwanese businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 international marketing specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters and 50 offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies. For Media Enquiries TAITRA Ya Hsing Lu Strategic Marketing Department, TAITRA HP: +886 2 2725 5200 #1386 Email: PRecious Communications for TAITRA Melinda Ilagan Tel: +65 6303 0567 Email: Topic: Trade Show or Conference Sectors: Telecoms, Media, Enterprise IT, Mobility/Wireless, Broadcast, Digital http://www.acnnewswire.com From the Asia Corporate News Network

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