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News Article | November 29, 2016
Site: www.acnnewswire.com

The 17th Hong Kong Forum, co-organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW), opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Nearly 400 business leaders from 28 countries and regions are attending the event to explore business opportunities in Asia. Key topics featured at this year's forum include the Belt and Road Initiative, innovation and technology, big data and start-ups. Joining the Hong Kong Forum for the first time are representatives from the Hong Kong Business Association of Cambodia, which is the newest member of the FHKBAW. Other participants include those from the Chinese mainland, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Latvia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Finding opportunities amid adversity Speaking at the Hong Kong Forum this morning, Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC, noted the global economy had been affected by a number of unexpected outcomes over the past year, including the UK's Brexit referendum and the US presidential election. She said the political changes have inevitably created concern around the world. "It is true that Hong Kong is not immune to the wave of uncertainty that has been sweeping across many parts of the world. After all, we are a global city," said Ms Fong. "But I would like to assure you that our city is ready to ride out this wave, just as we had done many times in the past - from the Asian economic crisis in the 90's to SARS in 2003, to the global financial crisis whose aftermath is still felt today." Ms Fong pointed out that, as a leading international hub for finance, trade and professional services, Hong Kong will be able to capitalise on the opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative. "Spanning 60-plus countries from Asia to Europe and Africa, the Belt and Road aims to integrate economic and social activity among these countries through infrastructure and connectivity." She added that, with the HKTDC celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, the Council would continue to promote Hong Kong's external trade, and she encouraged the younger generation to embrace the city's renowned entrepreneurial spirit to capture future business opportunities. Hong Kong: Platform for Belt and Road opportunities The first seminar this morning spotlighted the business opportunities arising from the Belt and Road Initiative. Speakers included Keith Griffiths, Chairman, Aedas; Peter Burnett, Regional Head, Corporate Finance, Greater China & North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited; and Elaine Lo, Partner, Head of China Practice, Mayer Brown JSM. They examined ways that companies could leverage Hong Kong's professional services to capture Belt and Road opportunities, and how local firms could build closer relationships with regional players to seize new development opportunities amid new dynamics in the world economy. Peter Burnett pointed out that the Chinese mainland market is developing rapidly including through the internationalisation of the renminbi, mainland Free Trade Zones and the Belt and Road Initiative, all of which are opening up China-related opportunities for the global financial market. "These economic initiatives have all pointed the direction of the capital in China outwards. In this context, Hong Kong is playing a pivotal role in connecting worldwide enterprises to China." Elaine Lo said that Hong Kong's common law legal system lends itself well to multi-juridical practice, in particular many Belt and Road countries adopt the common law system as well, making Hong Kong the best partner for international firms to tap into the Belt and Road markets. Opportunities in innovation and technology Innovation and technology has become an integral part of corporate strategies to upgrade business operations. Aerial photography, social media, mobile apps and other emerging technologies have brought new business opportunities to different industries. At the second seminar, Phil Yuen, CTO & Head of Special Projects, Tink Labs; Christina Zhang, Director of Corporate Strategy, Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd.; and Rex Sham, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Insight Robotics Limited, discussed how different businesses could capitalise on innovation and technology. Success behind the scenes Today's "Luncheon Dialogue with Star Behind the Scene" invited Nansun Shi, Executive Director, Film Workshop Co. Ltd. and Mark Lui, renowned composer and producer, to talk about how Hong Kong's film industry has overcome challenges to succeed on the international stage. As a veteran film producer, Ms Shi has devoted herself to the film industry for more than 30 years, witnessing the changes in Hong Kong's movie industry. She pointed out that the new generation of young directors have rejuvenated filmmaking in Hong Kong. "Hong Kong's film industry isn't dead as you can see many local films and directors have gained awards at the recent Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival." Referencing the enormous film market on the mainland, she advised filmmakers to feature local culture and values while catering to the tastes of mainland moviegoers. Mark Lui also pointed out that the local music industry is also facing strong competition. Nevertheless, he has tried to put a new spin on producing and performing Canto pop songs, so that Hong Kong's unique culture can be presented in ways that will appeal to mainland audiences. The era of big data In the current era big data, companies can collect data from numerous channels to analyse purchasing patterns, product preferences and customer feedback, and use such information to improve operations and enhance efficiency and competitiveness. At the seminar on "The Next Era: Big Data", Toa Charm, Chief Public Mission Office, Cyberport Hong Kong; Tony Tai, General Manager, IBM China / Hong Kong Limited; Patrik Forsstrom, Head of Business Intelligence, Cathay Pacific Airways; and Andy Ann, Founder and CEO, NDN Group (HK) Limited, spoke about the trends and applications of big data. Cradle for start-ups Many Hong Kong companies have successfully gone global and scaled their businesses. At tomorrow's seminar "Through the Window of Opportunities", Quinn Lai, Founder & Director, EONIQ (HK) Limited; Tony Verb, Managing Partner, Metta; and Katarina Ivarsson, Founder & CEO, Boris Design Studio Ltd., will share their experience of doing business in Hong Kong. They will also discuss Hong Kong's unique business environment and how entrepreneurs could succeed in this setting. Corporate succession At tomorrow's "Luncheon Dialogue with Heirs of Centennial Enterprises", two young "successors": Bryant Lu, Vice-Chairman, Ronald Lu & Partners, and Karen Chan, Executive Director, German Pool Group Co Ltd., will talk about sustaining family businesses by combining the experience of past generations with the creativity and perspectives of the new generation. Qingdao: key logistics hub Qingdao is one of the Chinese mainland's key logistics hubs and an important "commodity distribution centre". The city is also a fast-growing industrial and commercial city with immense potential. Iris Wong, Director of International & Mainland Relations, HKTDC, will lead a delegation of nearly 40 business people to visit Qingdao from 1 to 3 December, to survey Qingdao's investment environment and development prospects. Participants include representatives from chambers of commerce from Belt and Road countries as well as those from the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. Aside from meeting with senior officials in Qingdao, the delegates will also visit the CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co., Ltd., Haier Group, Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd., Port of Qingdao and the Oriental Movie Metropolis. They will also meet with young entrepreneurs of the Qingdao Federation of Industry and Commerce and Hong Kong entrepreneurs in Qingdao, and explore cooperation opportunities between Qingdao, Hong Kong and overseas enterprises. The two-day Hong Kong Forum (29-30 November) is a flagship event of the FHKBAW. Since its establishment in 2000, the Federation's network has grown to comprise 41 association members representing 12,000 members around the world. New business associations joining the Federation this year include those from Cambodia as well as sub-groups from the Chinese mainland including Qingdao, Tianjin, Wuhan, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Shenyang and Harbin. Hong Kong Forum website: http://www.hkfederation.org.hk/forum/forum2016 Photo download: http://bit.ly/2gDyR2B 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:


DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Europe Beer Market (2016-2022)" report to their offering. Microbreweries segment witnessed significant growth due of changing habits of consumers and inclination towards new variety of beers. Craft beer, which is handcrafted and infused with native flavors has further added to the demand for microbreweries. Changing lifestyles of consumers is adding to the growth of premium beer market. Consumers have increasingly opted for premium beers, which are expensive and are refined in flavors to maintain their social status. Rapidly changing demands of consumers has driven the market players to adopt market strategies such as collaborations and acquisitions to sustain in the market. The Europe beer market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period (2016-2022). Based on categories, the beer market is classified into light beer and strong beer. The strong beer market holds larger market share in terms of value. Key companies profiled in the report includes Heinekin N.V., Anheuser-Busch InBev., Tsingtao Brewery Co. Ltd., Carlsberg Group, Diageo Plc., Molson Coors Brewing Company, Boston Beer Company, Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co., Ltd and United Breweries Group. - Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co., Ltd and For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cv25rd/europe_beer


DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Asia Pacific Beer Market (2016-2022)" report to their offering. The Asia Pacific beer market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.8% during the forecast period 2016-2022. Based on categories, the beer market is classified into light beer and strong beer. The strong beer market holds larger market share in terms of value. The overall light beer market is fading out due to changing preferences of consumers towards wine and other alcoholic beverages. Light beer market would grow at CAGR of 7.5% during 2016-2022. Strong beer market would grow at a CAGR of 9.5% during the forecast period. The Asia Pacific market is analyzed based on packaging methods such as canned beers, bottled beers and draught beers. The canned beer market would witness tremendous growth during the forecast period. The segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.4% during the forecast period 2016-2022. The draught beer market would witness steady progress and would grow at a CAGR of 6.6% during 2016-2022. The segment is expected to generate revenue of $29.4 billion by 2022. The report highlights the adoption of Beer Systems in Asia-Pacific. Based on Product Type, the market is segmented into Light Beer and Strong Beer. Based on Production, the market is segmented into Macro Brewery and Micro Brewery. Based on Category, the market is segmented into Premium Category, Super Premium Category, and Normal Category. Based on Packaging, the market is segmented into Canned Beer, Bottled Beer, and Draught Beer. The report also covers country wise segmentation of Beer market. The countries included in the report are China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Rest of Asia-Pacific. Key companies profiled in the report includes Heinekin N.V., Anheuser-Busch InBev., Tsingtao Brewery Co. Ltd., Carlsberg Group, Diageo Plc., Molson Coors Brewing Company, Boston Beer Company, Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co., Ltd and United Breweries Group. - Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co., Ltd and For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mnlcgp/asia_pacific_beer


News Article | May 26, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "LAMEA Beer Market (2016-2022)" report to their offering. The LAMEA beer market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.0% The strong beer market holds larger market share in terms of value. The growth in the urban population has led the consumers adopt improved lifestyle and better living. Market players are launching new beer products to cater to the growing demand for alcoholic drinks. Social and cultural changes triggered the growth of the alcoholic beverages market. In addition, female beer consumers have grown significantly. These factors have fueled the market growth of the beer market. In 2013, there was a substantial increase in the volume sale of craft brewers in the LAMEA market. Growing trend for specialty beer has led the new generation beer market. Factors favoring craft beer market include, rising disposable income, demand for new variety of beers, and unprecedented growth in the number of new craft beer breweries. Key companies profiled in the report includes Heinekin N.V., Anheuser-Busch InBev., Tsingtao Brewery Co. Ltd., Carlsberg Group, Diageo Plc., Molson Coors Brewing Company, Boston Beer Company, Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co., Ltd and United Breweries Group. - Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co., Ltd and For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wqnh7x/lamea_beer_market


Sarasota, FL, April 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zion Market Research, the market research group announced the analysis report titled "Beer Market by Product (Light Beer and Strong Beer), by Production (Micro Breweries and Macro Breweries), by Category (Premium, Super Premium and Normal) and by Packaging (Canned, Bottled and Draught): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2016 – 2022". The study concludes that the global beer market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.0% between 2017 and 2022. The market revenue of $530.00 billion in 2016 is expected to grow up to $750.00 billion by 2022. Beer is one of the highly preferred alcoholic beverages across the globe. This drink is majorly brewed from ingredients such as yeast, water, hops and malted barley. Fermentable carbohydrates, of various types such as rice, wheat, maize, etc. are added to produce different styles as well as flavors. Beer style categories this alcoholic beverage by factors including ingredients, flavor, production technique, color, and origin. Browse through 104 Market Tables and 25 Figures spread through 110 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Global Beer Market: By Product, Brands, Category, Type, Size, Share, Analysis, Segment and Forecast 2016 – 2022”. Changing lifestyle coupled with increasing disposable income across the globe are expected to drive the market growth over the years to come. Moreover, an increase in a number of local breweries is expected to have a positive impact on the beer industry. However, heavy taxation and increase in legal regulations coupled along with health issues are expected to pose a threat to the market growth in the near future. Nonetheless, high demand for beer among emerging economies especially in Asia Pacific region is expected to offer new opportunities for the growth of the beer market in the near future. On the basis of product, the market can be segmented into light beer and strong beer. The demand for light beer is on rising due to rising in a number of female alcohol consumers especially in the age group of 21 to 30 years. The market for light beer is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Light beer is increasingly being preferred by the consumer due to its low calorie and low alcohol content. Browse the full "Beer Market by Product (Light Beer and Strong Beer), by Production (Micro Breweries and Macro Breweries), by Category (Premium, Super Premium and Normal) and by Packaging (Canned, Bottled and Draught): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2016 – 2022" report at https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/report/beer-market Breweries manufacturing beer can be either microbreweries or macro breweries based on the manufacturing capacity and size of the breweries.  As a result of ease of setting up, microbreweries are expected to register noticeable growth during the forecast period. Based on category, beer can be classified as premium, super premium and normal. Consumers are increasingly opting to experiment with locally produced premium as well as super premium international beer varieties. Thus, these two segments are expected to grow at a noticeable growth rate during the forecast period. Premium beer segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Based on packaging, global beer market can be segmented into canned, bottled and draught beer. In line with the growing sales of beers, such as ales, new and flavored drinks in bottles are showing immense growth. However, with this acceleration, canned brews are projected to give intense competition to bottled and draught beer. Inquire more about this report before purchase @ https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/inquiry/beer-market The beer market was dominated by Asia Pacific and it held largest revenue share in 2016. Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at the highest growth rate during the forecast period. There has been a significant increase in the demand for beer in the developing countries of Asia-Pacific region. Changing lifestyle is primarily driving beer market in this region. Asia Pacific was followed by Europe and North America in terms of revenue in 2016. Europe and North America market are expected to grow at a moderate growth rate due to increase in a number of legal regulations and increasing health concerns. Latin America is another key regional market and is expected to witness substantial growth within the forecast period. Key players present in this market include Anheuser-Busch InBev, SABMiller, Heineken, Carlsberg, China Resources Enterprise, Boston Beer, Tsingtao Brewery, Oettinger, Modelo, Molson Coors, Diageo, Yanjing Beer among others. This report segments the global beer market as follows: Global Beer Market: Product Segment Analysis Zion Market Research is an obligated company. We create futuristic, cutting edge, informative reports ranging from industry reports, company reports to country reports. We provide our clients not only with market statistics unveiled by avowed private publishers and public organizations but also with vogue and newest industry reports along with pre-eminent and niche company profiles. 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Sun Z.,Shandong University | Kong J.,Shandong University | Hu S.,Shandong University | Hu S.,Tsingtao Brewery Co. | And 3 more authors.
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology | Year: 2013

It was previously shown that the surface (S)-layer proteins covering the cell surface of Lactobacillus crispatus K313 were involved in the adherence of this strain to human intestinal cell line HT-29. To further elucidate the structures and functions of S-layers, three putative S-layer protein genes (slpA, slpB, and slpC) of L. crispatus K313 were amplified by PCR, sequenced, and characterized in detail. Quantitative real-time PCR analysis reveals that slpA was silent under the tested conditions; whereas slpB and slpC, the putative amino acid sequences which exhibited minor similarities to the previously reported S-layer proteins in L. crispatus, were actively expressed. slpB, which was predominantly expressed in L. crispatus K313, was further investigated for its functional domains. Genetic truncation of the untranslated leader sequence (UTLS) of slpB results in a reduction in protein production, indicating that the UTLS contributed to the efficient S-layer protein expression. By producing a set of N- and C-terminally truncated recombinant SlpB proteins in Escherichia coli, the cell wall-binding region was mapped to the C terminus, where rSlpB380-501 was sufficient for binding to isolated cell wall fragments. Moreover, the binding ability of the C terminus was variable among the Lactobacillus species (S-layer- and non-S-layer-producing strains), and teichoic acid may be acting as the receptor of SlpB. To determine the adhesion region of SlpB to extracellular matrix proteins, ELISA was performed. Binding to immobilized types I and IV collagen was observed with the His-SlpB 1-379 peptides, suggesting that the extracellular matrix protein-binding domain was located in the N terminus. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

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