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International seafood trade, worth over US$128 billion, is an ever-growing industry with major markets, like the European Union, USA and Japan, accounting for over 65% of imports. As global demand for fish products continues to increase to meet population growth and dietary changes, so do market opportunities – especially for exporting countries. This week's 10th World Seafood Congress aims to highlight innovation in seafood and provide opportunities for maximum participation by all economies involved in seafood trade – including developing countries. The World Seafood Congress, co-organized by FAO and UNIDO (the Industrial Development Organization of the United Nations), with the International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI) and Marine Institute of Canada, is the global forum to promote such an exchange. This year’s event, Creative Solutions for Global Challenges, will feature sessions on food safety and inspections modernization, seafood sustainability, seafood innovation, profitable seafood markets and global export and trade.


This Business Council, which has been part of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2003, is a partner of the Argentinean Argentine-Russian Business Council (headed by Antonio Estrany y Gendre, President of the Inter-American Council for Trade and Production and Co-Chairman of the Mercosur-EU Business Forum). The Council's main tasks are the development of business ties and the establishment of mutually beneficially cooperation between Russian and Argentinean companies. It offers assistance to companies from Russia and Argentina in the search for business partners in both countries and increases trade turnover between countries through specific projects in the field of trade and investment. The event was attended by Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce Vladimir Padalko; Executive Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Victor Cherepov; Director of the Latin American Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Aleksandr Shetinin; Deputy Director of the Department for Asia, Africa and Latin America of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia Sergey Nosov; CEO of PhosAgro Andrey Guryeev; Deputy CEO for Government Relations of PhosAgro Valerii Fedorov; and representatives of the business community. Commenting on his election as head of the Russia-Argentina Council of Entrepreneurs, PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev noted that he sees his main task in the post to be the consolidation of services for Russian businesses, improving the effectiveness of interactions with Argentina, in line with the work of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, where he is already the chairman of the Russian-Argentine business dialogue. He said: "The task is not only to increase trade turnover between Russia and Argentina, but also to improve technology exchange in traditional, hydro and nuclear energy; oil, gas and chemical industries; and enhance the effectiveness of business cooperation, particularly in the agricultural sector. "As you well know, one of the most important and largest areas of trade between Russia and Argentina is in agro-industrial products and mineral fertilizers, necessary for increasing production efficiency. For the Russian mineral fertilizer industry, in addition to our domestic market, Argentina and the whole of Latin America represents one of the priority sales regions. In 2016, the volume of Russian fertilizers exported to Argentina increased 1.6 times to 521 thousand tonnes compared with 2015, and accounted for 43% of Russia's total exports to Argentina. "A further increase in fertilizer exports to Argentina could be facilitated by the removal of import duties on high quality DAP fertilizers made in Russia, which do not contain harmful elements. Our clean and pure products are subject to import duties, while fertilizers containing harmful impurities are imported duty-free. Until recently, similar restrictions were applied in Brazil, but, thanks to the joint efforts of Russian authorities and fertilizer producers, the duty was abolished in 2014. If Argentina follows this example, Argentine farmers will stand to benefit from the opportunity to buy at least an additional 200-300 thousand tonnes of safe, contaminant-free fertilizers. "I also know that there are issues that require quick solutions in other industries, within the framework of business associations of the two countries." The Director of the Latin American Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Shetinin, noted that "the Russia-Argentina Council of Entrepreneurs, created 14 years ago, is called upon to facilitate the establishment of a direct business dialogue between the two countries. The election of Andrey Guryev as its chairman opens up new opportunities for intensifying such cooperation. "Argentina is an important political and business partner for us and our cooperation has long historical roots, significant achievements and a promising outlook. We have already achieved a lot, but we can do much more. To this end, Russia's major economic forums will be useful. First and foremost, this is the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, within which, for the fourth year, we will organise a regional section with the participation of representatives of political and economic blocs. This year with the partnership of UNIDO." Deputy Director of the Department for Asia, Africa and Latin America of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia Sergey Nosov stressed that "the effectiveness of such associations is at its highest when the initiative comes from business. Within the framework of the Inter-governmental Russian-Argentiain Commission on Trade-Economics and Scientific-Technical cooperation, we are actively interacting with business circles, since it is very important for us to have a direct dialogue with the business community and support specific company projects. "We have to work on the qualitative improvement of our trade relations and diversification of commodity flows. The current structure of trade puts a high dependence of trade turnover on external factors, including the conjuncture in world markets." Vladimir Padalko, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that "when the council was created in 2003, it was a unique structure through which Russian entrepreneurs could interact with the Argentinian market. Then this activity stopped. Now, with new qualitative changes in the structure of the Business Council, we hope that we will be able to intensify Russian-Argentine cooperation within the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry." Viktor Cherepov, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, said that "the initiative for this appointment came from the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and in fact, for the first time in history, the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the Chamber of Commerce has united in its efforts at the Business Council. This should become an effective movement that can solve existing problems and increase cooperation between the two countries, in particular in increasing trade turnover." PhosAgro is one of the leading global vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers. The Company focuses on the production of phosphate-based fertilizers, feed phosphate and high-grade phosphate rock (P O content of not less than 39%). The Company is the largest phosphate-based fertilizer producer in Europe, the largest producer of high-grade phosphate rock worldwide and the third largest MAP/DAP producer in the world (excluding China), according to Fertecon. PhosAgro is also one of the leading producers of feed phosphates (MCP) in Europe, and the only producer in Russia. It is Russia's only producer of nepheline concentrate. PhosAgro's main products include phosphate rock, 33 grades of fertilizers, feed phosphates, ammonia, and sodium tripolyphosphate, which are used by customers in 100 countries spanning all of the world's inhabited continents. The Company's priority markets outside of Russia and the CIS are Latin America, Europe and Asia. PhosAgro's shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange, and global depositary receipts ("GDRs") for shares trade on the London Stock Exchange (under the ticker PHOR). Since 1 June 2016, the Company's GDRs have been included in the MSCI Russia and MSCI Emerging Markets indexes.


This Business Council, which has been part of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2003, is a partner of the Argentinean Argentine-Russian Business Council (headed by Antonio Estrany y Gendre, President of the Inter-American Council for Trade and Production and Co-Chairman of the Mercosur-EU Business Forum). The Council's main tasks are the development of business ties and the establishment of mutually beneficially cooperation between Russian and Argentinean companies. It offers assistance to companies from Russia and Argentina in the search for business partners in both countries and increases trade turnover between countries through specific projects in the field of trade and investment. The event was attended by Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce Vladimir Padalko; Executive Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Victor Cherepov; Director of the Latin American Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Aleksandr Shetinin; Deputy Director of the Department for Asia, Africa and Latin America of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia Sergey Nosov; CEO of PhosAgro Andrey Guryeev; Deputy CEO for Government Relations of PhosAgro Valerii Fedorov; and representatives of the business community. Commenting on his election as head of the Russia-Argentina Council of Entrepreneurs, PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev noted that he sees his main task in the post to be the consolidation of services for Russian businesses, improving the effectiveness of interactions with Argentina, in line with the work of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, where he is already the chairman of the Russian-Argentine business dialogue. He said: "The task is not only to increase trade turnover between Russia and Argentina, but also to improve technology exchange in traditional, hydro and nuclear energy; oil, gas and chemical industries; and enhance the effectiveness of business cooperation, particularly in the agricultural sector. "As you well know, one of the most important and largest areas of trade between Russia and Argentina is in agro-industrial products and mineral fertilizers, necessary for increasing production efficiency. For the Russian mineral fertilizer industry, in addition to our domestic market, Argentina and the whole of Latin America represents one of the priority sales regions. In 2016, the volume of Russian fertilizers exported to Argentina increased 1.6 times to 521 thousand tonnes compared with 2015, and accounted for 43% of Russia's total exports to Argentina. "A further increase in fertilizer exports to Argentina could be facilitated by the removal of import duties on high quality DAP fertilizers made in Russia, which do not contain harmful elements. Our clean and pure products are subject to import duties, while fertilizers containing harmful impurities are imported duty-free. Until recently, similar restrictions were applied in Brazil, but, thanks to the joint efforts of Russian authorities and fertilizer producers, the duty was abolished in 2014. If Argentina follows this example, Argentine farmers will stand to benefit from the opportunity to buy at least an additional 200-300 thousand tonnes of safe, contaminant-free fertilizers. "I also know that there are issues that require quick solutions in other industries, within the framework of business associations of the two countries." The Director of the Latin American Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Shetinin, noted that "the Russia-Argentina Council of Entrepreneurs, created 14 years ago, is called upon to facilitate the establishment of a direct business dialogue between the two countries. The election of Andrey Guryev as its chairman opens up new opportunities for intensifying such cooperation. "Argentina is an important political and business partner for us and our cooperation has long historical roots, significant achievements and a promising outlook. We have already achieved a lot, but we can do much more. To this end, Russia's major economic forums will be useful. First and foremost, this is the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, within which, for the fourth year, we will organise a regional section with the participation of representatives of political and economic blocs. This year with the partnership of UNIDO." Deputy Director of the Department for Asia, Africa and Latin America of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia Sergey Nosov stressed that "the effectiveness of such associations is at its highest when the initiative comes from business. Within the framework of the Inter-governmental Russian-Argentiain Commission on Trade-Economics and Scientific-Technical cooperation, we are actively interacting with business circles, since it is very important for us to have a direct dialogue with the business community and support specific company projects. "We have to work on the qualitative improvement of our trade relations and diversification of commodity flows. The current structure of trade puts a high dependence of trade turnover on external factors, including the conjuncture in world markets." Vladimir Padalko, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that "when the council was created in 2003, it was a unique structure through which Russian entrepreneurs could interact with the Argentinian market. Then this activity stopped. Now, with new qualitative changes in the structure of the Business Council, we hope that we will be able to intensify Russian-Argentine cooperation within the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry." Viktor Cherepov, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, said that "the initiative for this appointment came from the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and in fact, for the first time in history, the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the Chamber of Commerce has united in its efforts at the Business Council. This should become an effective movement that can solve existing problems and increase cooperation between the two countries, in particular in increasing trade turnover." PhosAgro is one of the leading global vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers. The Company focuses on the production of phosphate-based fertilizers, feed phosphate and high-grade phosphate rock (P O content of not less than 39%). The Company is the largest phosphate-based fertilizer producer in Europe, the largest producer of high-grade phosphate rock worldwide and the third largest MAP/DAP producer in the world (excluding China), according to Fertecon. PhosAgro is also one of the leading producers of feed phosphates (MCP) in Europe, and the only producer in Russia. It is Russia's only producer of nepheline concentrate. PhosAgro's main products include phosphate rock, 33 grades of fertilizers, feed phosphates, ammonia, and sodium tripolyphosphate, which are used by customers in 100 countries spanning all of the world's inhabited continents. The Company's priority markets outside of Russia and the CIS are Latin America, Europe and Asia. PhosAgro's shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange, and global depositary receipts ("GDRs") for shares trade on the London Stock Exchange (under the ticker PHOR). Since 1 June 2016, the Company's GDRs have been included in the MSCI Russia and MSCI Emerging Markets indexes.


HUIZHOU, China, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 17, 2017, the groundbreaking ceremony of Country Garden Innovative Town, the first started Sci-Tech town demonstration project in Guangdong province was held in Tonghu town, Huizhou city. Nearly 80 enterprises and institutions will sign and march into this innovative town. Nearly 500 people including experts and scholars from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China (MIIT), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), etc., mainly responsible of Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology and Huizhou municipal government, and delegates of enterprises such as iSoftStone, China Renaissance Holdings, Sinovation Ventures and others will gather together in Huizhou, to explore innovation-driven development. Chairman Yeung Kwok Keung, CEO Mo Bin and other leaders of Country Garden Group attended the ceremony. In August last year, Country Garden announced the City-Industry Integration strategy and carried out the Sci-Tech Town plan. Currently, the company has achieved its preliminary layout of a number of Sci-Tech town projects in the Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and other areas, which give priority to the development of industries, gather strength for "Made in China 2025" and create a platform for 2 innovation and entrepreneurship. The first Country Garden Innovative Town project is located in the eco-smart zone of Tonghu town, Huizhou city, which is expected to become the first world-class gathering place for innovative industries around Chenzhen to achieve integration of function, transportation, supporting facilities and service. The Country Garden Innovative Town will depend on the excellent regional advantages to hold the opportunity for economic development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Big Bay Area and undertake the strategic transfer of emerging industries in the big bay area, and thereby become a model to promote the construction of the Big Bay Area and the new growth point for a rapid economic development of the Pearl River Delta. In addition, Country Garden Innovative Town will use the leading advantages of its industrial partners in Mobile Internet, Big Data and Smart City to form dominant industries with Internet of Things, Mobile Internet and Big Data being the core and to build a development platform supported by intelligent control, intelligent manufacture and Sci-Tech service.


HUIZHOU, China, May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 17, 2017, the groundbreaking ceremony of Country Garden Innovative Town, the first started Sci-Tech town demonstration project in Guangdong province was held in Tonghu town, Huizhou city. Nearly 80 enterprises and institutions will sign and march into this innovative town. Nearly 500 people including experts and scholars from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China (MIIT), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), etc., mainly responsible of Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology and Huizhou municipal government, and delegates of enterprises such as iSoftStone, China Renaissance Holdings, Sinovation Ventures and others will gather together in Huizhou, to explore innovation-driven development. Chairman Yeung Kwok Keung, CEO Mo Bin and other leaders of Country Garden Group attended the ceremony. In August last year, Country Garden announced the City-Industry Integration strategy and carried out the Sci-Tech Town plan. Currently, the company has achieved its preliminary layout of a number of Sci-Tech town projects in the Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and other areas, which give priority to the development of industries, gather strength for "Made in China 2025" and create a platform for 2 innovation and entrepreneurship.


The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) today held a press conference to launch the 16th Global Food Safety Conference, announce the release of a new edition of GFSI's flagship Benchmarking Requirements and to share groundbreaking strides in public-private collaboration with a G30 of food safety. The industry's top global food safety event has brought together 1,150 food industry representatives from 56 countries in Houston, Texas, where 70 experts and thought leaders will take the stage over the coming days to share insights on Leadership for Growth.  CEOs of food industry heavy-weights will be joined by government representatives and regulators from several countries, practitioners from across the supply chain and even an astronaut. Peter Begg, Senior Director, Global Quality Programs, Mondelez International & Chair of the Global Food Safety Conference committee, shared insights as to what is in store for delegates and how the programme was shaped in line with the ever-changing industry and regulatory landscape. 30 Institutions Come Together with GFSI in a "G30" of Food Safety Notably announced at the press conference was a series of meetings hosted by GFSI yesterday which gathered over 100 representatives from more than 20 countries and multilaterals organisations to discuss better collaboration for global public health outcomes. Countries including Japan, China, Mexico, Canada, the UK and the United States of America had a strong presence at this second edition of the meetings, sending delegations from their food safety agencies. Multilateral organisations including the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC, World Bank Group) also participated in the meetings. "Going forward, the hope is for this growing dialogue to create first-of-its kind understandings between world governments and business for a mutually beneficial results for consumers, industry and regulators" said Mike Robach, Vice President, Corporate Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory for Cargill, Inc. USA & Chair of the GFSI Board of Directors. "GFSI is an example of reciprocity on a global scale. By investing in food safety together, sharing knowledge and harmonising systems, we can go beyond borders and barriers to ensure one safe global food supply," commented Herman Diricks, Chief Executive Officer of the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) and Co-Chair of the G2B meetings. "We are excited to be participating in this groundbreaking collaboration with global food leaders, for the benefit of all." See the full Press Release here GFSI also announced a key breakthrough with the highly-anticipated publication of the Benchmarking Requirements V7, the world's most widely accepted benchmarking criteria which acts as a "food safety passport" across global supply chains, facilitating international trade and mutual trust in the level of safety systems in place. On behalf of GFSI, Mike Robach thanked the many stakeholders who have been involved in the review process and explained how the document triggers continuous improvement throughout supply chains, for the benefit of consumers around the globe. See the full Press Release here Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO of Mondelēz International, shared how her company is leveraging GFSI for success, saying that GFSI-benchmarked certifications are a critical component of their food safety management program as they provide third-party assurance that high quality standards are in place and meet internationally recognised standards. Irene announced that Mondelēz has made a commitment to have 100% of their suppliers attain one of the GFSI benchmarked certifications by the end of 2017. By the end of 2016, 94% of their suppliers had already met this requirement. GFSI is powered by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and Irene sits on the CGF Board of Directors, where she represents GFSI to over 50 other CEOs of leading retail and manufacturing companies.


News Article | February 23, 2017
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SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - February 23, 2017) - IoT Summit today announced its 2017 program consisting of talks by experts covering key areas related to the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, market, design, service, and applications. The 6th IoT Summit is the premier forum to present, highlight and discuss the latest products, applications, development, and business opportunities in IoT. The market for IoT, sensors, wearables, cloud, and related technologies is expanding at a phenomenal rate. The conference brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from diverse fields including scientists and engineers, research institutes, and industry. IoT Summit convenes Thursday March 16th, through Friday March 17th, 2017 at Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. To learn more and register, please visit www.IoT-Summit.org. Stanley Chum, CNTD (KEYNOTE) Uniform Classification and Identity of Things, and Ubiquitous Data Rapid Access in IOT Cyberspace Timothy Saxe, QuickLogic (KEYNOTE) Solving the SoC Design Dilemma for IoT Applications with Embedded FPGA Reiner Kappenberger, HPE Security-Data Security IoT Driving the Need for More Secure Big Data Analytics Oliver Cockcroft, Ayla Networks Using sensor data to learn from and control the smart home Michael Beamer, goTransverse Success in IoT: Turning your IoT service into a profit Joseph Bradley, Uptake A New Model for the Industrial Internet of Things Randall Frantz, Esri Delivering Connected World Benefits: Why Location is the missing link in the IoT Ecosystem Ravi Srivatsav, NTT Innovation Institute IoT and Healthcare - Designing a New System to Predict Adverse Reactions Arthur Lozinski, Oomnitza What to Expect in Next Generation IT Tallis Blalack, Arch Systems Intelligence at the Edge: Empowering a Next Generation of IoT Developers Rich Goldman, Global Technology University The Challenges that Lie at the Heart of IoT For information and registration see http://www.IoT-Summit.org *Please note the list of speakers and program is subject to minor changes. Panel Discussion: Business and Career Opportunities in Internet of Things Rozalia Beica - Dow Electronic (Chair and Moderator) Renil Paramel - Gartner Other Panelists to be announced soon. Space is limited so register online now: Registration fee includes the permission to attend all technical sessions, panel discussion, exhibits, IoT workshops, as well as lunch and coffee/tea breaks. 5th IoT Summit is a forum to present, highlight and discuss the latest products, applications, development, and business opportunities in IoT. The market for IoT, sensors, wearables, cloud, and related technologies is expanding at a phenomenal rate. The conference brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from diverse fields including scientists and engineers, research institutes, and industry. IoT Summit is the 5th event is produced and sponsored by the International Society for Quality Electronic Design. Financial sponsorship has been by Keysight Technologies, QuickLogic, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Synopsys, Innovotek, and Silicon Valley Polytechnic Institute. A limited number of sponsored panelist and exhibit tables are available. See http://www.iot-summit.org/English/For_Sponsors/Exhibitor_Opportunities.html All trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.


News Article | November 10, 2016
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LAS VEGAS, EUA E LONDRES, REINO UNIDO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A Rimini Street, Inc., líder global independente em fornecimento de serviços de suporte a software empresarial para SAP SE (NYSE:SAP)Business Suite, BusinessObjects e software para HANA Database e Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database, Oracle Middleware, Hyperion, Oracle Retail, Oracle Agile PLM e Oracle ATG Web Commerce da Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL), anunciou hoje a expansão da sua presença e dos seus inves


News Article | November 28, 2016
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VIENA, November 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- - Austria y UNIDO firman una declaración conjunta para apoyar la Global Impact Investment Foundation  Se alcanza un importante hito para la inversión de impacto y el empresariazgo social   La declaración conjunta firmada por el canciller...


VIENA, 28 de novembro de 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A Declaração Conjunta assinada pelo chanceler da Áustria, Christian Kern, e pelo diretor geral da UNIDO, LI Yong, sinaliza o início de uma cooperação com a UNIDO e a Fundação de Investimento de Impacto Global (GIIF -- Global Impact Investment...

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