CHONGQING, China, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On Nov 14, the 2018 Chongqing Global TravelBusiness Conference, co-sponsored by the Chongqing Municipal Culture and Tourism Development Committee and Nan'an District People's Government, was successfully held in Nan'an District. The conference invited nearly 400 travel agents from over 20 countries, including the United States, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Canada, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as overseas travel agencies and internationally renowned tourist industry experts to come together in experiencing Chongqing as a "land of mountains and rivers, land of alluring places".
Over 400 Global Travel Agents Came to Grab a Piece of Chongqing Tourism
At the conference, the city focused on five aspects of "Three Gorges, Mountain City, Humanities, Hot Springs, and Rural Areas," and further introduced the new image of Chongqing tourism "land of mountains and rivers, land of alluring places" to participants. In addition, tourism incentives were also released during the conference such introducing more convenient group entry policies for global travel agencies, 72-hour overseas tourist transfer visas, overseas tax refund policy for overseas tourists and other tourism friendly policies to encourage the enthusiasm of travelers locally and abroad.
The conference also brought about 30 signed inbound tourism market cooperation projects, including promotional cooperation projects at the municipal level with companies such as Ctrip, Singapore Masters, to jointly cooperate with Wansheng district, Nan'an district and various other districts and counties as well as local travel agents cooperating with overseas travel agents.
Overseas Travel Agents Sang Their Praises of Chongqing Tourism
Overseas travel agents arrived on Nov 11-13 to assess Chongqing as a possible destination for tourism. The scenery dazzled them all as they viewed the Wansheng Heishan Valley scenic spots.
Chinese-American David Lang, vice president of SATW, came to Chongqing with 11 travel writers to assess Chongqing as a possible destination for tourism. "My knowledge about Chongqing was all from books and movies in the past. I knew aboutChongqing's docks, stone stairs and so on. I'm so excited that I could have an opportunity to visit Chongqing for myself now." The landscape of Chongqing is too unique to duplicate and it also has rich tourism resources and great development potential, he noted.
Chongqing International Communication Center of Cultural Tourism Established as Well as Other Promotion Centers
At the meeting, a series of international platforms of cultural tourism exchange and cooperation were established, including the Chongqing International Communication Center of Cultural Tourism, 10 Chongqing Cultural Tourism Overseas Promotion Centers, the Chongqing Office of the US-China Friendship Association, and the Belarus Cultural Tourism Commodity Center, which provided a guarantee for promoting wider international cultural tourism exchange and cooperation.
Among them, Chongqing International Cultural Tourism Communication Center, the official overseas media platform of Chongqingestablished by the Chongqing Daily Newspaper Group, will mainly operate media products of iChongqing through Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms. It'll promote Chongqing in all walks through Google and overseas media distribution channels through pictures and texts, video, H5, and other multimedia.
As the largest inland three-dimensional city in the world, Chongqing is famous for its mountains, rivers, and nightlife. It's also known as the capital of hot spring and food. The Three Gorges International Golden Waterway is one of the two earliest tourist name cards launched by China to the world. In recent years, the inbound tourism market in Chongqing has been constantly expanding and achieved annual double-digit growth for many years. From January to September of this year, 2.7881 million inbound tourists were received, and tourism exchange earnings amounted to 1.585 billion USD, up 9.28% and 12.14% respectively over the same period of last year. The future of Chongqing inbound tourism will be well worth looking forward to.
CHENGDU, China, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 13, the opening ceremony of the 10th China Pickles Food International Exposition was held by the People's Government of Dongpo District, Meishan City, Sichuan Province which is located in western China. It took "healthy food for world share and enjoyment" as the theme. The main role of this exposition -- Dongpo pickle is a kind of food pickled with salt and water in pottery jars. It is necessary for families in western China.
In addition to the opening ceremony, 27 special activities were held here, including the 16th China Food Safety Annual Conference, Pickle Technology and Standardization International Forum, China Food and Produce Production, Marketing and E-commerce Development Conference, the signing ceremony of investment promotion for well-known Chinese food enterprises coming to Sichuan, Pickles Food Industry International Cooperation and Dialogue themed as "China Pickles-Connect the World", Pickle International Standards Seminar, live shows of making art works with pickles and mass cultural activities related to Dongpo pickle.
During the period, delegates from 27 countries and regions attended the conference and more than 300 famous enterprises, business associations and dealers from home and abroad attended the exposition. At the same time, exhibition zones for Chinese pickles, international and Chinese food were set up in the newly-built exhibition center named "China Paocai City". More than 300 domestic and foreign pickle and food enterprises gathered here to display and sell their products.
China Pickles Food International Exposition has been held for ten times successively since 2008. In recent ten years, the processing amount of Dongpo pickle has increased twice and the sales income has increased approximately 4.5 times. It has been sold to over 100 countries and regions. Its scale and development speed are amazing.
To realize a better industrialization of Dongpo pickle, the agricultural department of local government implements the management system of "5 unities" in vegetable bases. Namely, companies and farmers seed, receive technical training, provide agricultural materials, manage fields and sell orders in a unified way. At present, the standardized pickle raw material bases built in Meishan covers an area of 460,000 mu, leading to an increment of over RMB 800 million for 220,000 local peasant households.
Today, there are over 60 pickle condiment food enterprises in Dongpo District of Meishan City. Among them, 36 are above designated scale. In 2017, the pickle food enterprises in this district finished the processing of 1.602 million tons of pickle raw materials, with an output value of RMB 15.76 billion, accounting for one-third of China's total market share and one-half of Sichuan Province's total market share.
There is no lack of famous enterprises among local pickle condiment food enterprises. The production and sales volume of Liji condiments for cooking fish with pickles rank first among similar condiment products in China. Ji Xiang Ju established a joint venture company with CJ Group, the largest food enterprise in South Korea, turning its competitor into a partner.
Min Xixiang, General Manager of Ji Xiang Ju Marketing Company, told that over 100 types of products in 7 categories generated by the company commanded a ready market in Europe, America, Southeast Asia, Japan, South Korea and other areas, and its annual production value exceeds RMB 1 billion. The company not only promotes Dongpo pickle around the world but also increases the income of local peasant households. "Recently, Ji Xiang Ju has solved the employment issue for over 1500 people and helped over 5000 people with their employment indirectly."
Behind the "internationalization" is the continuous innovation of Dongpo pickle. In 2013, Sichuan Dongpo Chinese Paocai Industrial Technology Research Institute was established in Dongpo District, Meishan City. It initiated a method of utilizing special automatic control stainless steel fermenter to realize low-salt clean production without emissions, shortening the fermentation time greatly and stabilizing the quality of Dongpo pickle. Additionally, other advanced technologies like "low-salt continuous fermentation" contribute to the safety and delicious taste of Dongpo pickle.
Dongpo pickle, fragrant, crispy and perfect in taste, not only tastes good, but also has wide varieties. Common vegetables such as cabbage, cucumber and turnip, fruits such as apple and peach and even meat can also be used for making pickles. The beneficial elements of the raw materials lose less due to the cold processing. Therefore, Dongpo pickle is rich in nutrition and low in calories, with the function of stimulating appetites and tonifying spleen.
Moreover, Dongpo District of Meishan City has also achieved China's "six onlys" in the process of developing pickle industry: the only Paocai (pickle) city - China Paocai City, the only National Paocai Quality Supervision Center, the only Sichuan Dongpo Chinese Paocai Industrial Technology Research Institute, the only Paocai Museum, the only 4A tourist attraction in Paocai industry and the only Chinese Paocai Industry Standard approved and issued by the Ministry of Commerce.
Meishan City is now cooperating with Japan and South Korea to guide the development of international pickle standard, truly putting Dongpo pickle on the tables in all countries around the world.
- It is holding an event of tasting Hanwoo at AEON Department Stores and presenting meal coupons at Hanwoo restaurants via SNS
- Activities of apprising superb taste and excellence of Hanwoo will be continued in December, such as cooking classes
SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the successful completion of the 'Hanwoo Festival Week' activities in Hong Kong in October, Hanwooboard is offering abundant events to citizens of Hong Kong in November again.
An event of presenting meal coupons being offered on the Hanwoo SNS
Hanwooboard is holding a variety of events in November to provide consumers in Hong Kong with opportunities to taste high-quality Hanwoo, including beef tasting events and presenting free coupons for Hanwoo restaurants.
As a part of such activities, it will host an event of tasting grilled and roasted Hanwoo from November 15 through 28 at AEON Department Stores. This event is designed to provide customers with chances of enjoying excellent taste and flavor of Hanwoo during the 'Korean Food Festival.' Being a special event held by the department store once a year for two weeks, it is the best period when consumers can buy high-quality Hanwoo.
Hanwoo tasting event will be held at premium stores, including Kornhill and Whampoa. Hanwooboard expects this to be an ideal chance to demonstrate directly the excellence of Hanwoo to local buyers.
Meanwhile, the official social network site of Hanwoo in Hong Kong (KoreanbeefHK) is also holding an event that will last until November 19. For the first time, Hanwooboard is collaborating with 'Jjigae', a restaurantthat serves Hanwoo hotpot with unlimited refill. Participants can enter their 'reason for eating Hanwoo' and tag their friends under the comments section on Hanwoo's Facebook or Instagram to enter a lucky draw. A total of 10 winners will be getting a coupon forJjigae hotpot (HKD298).
"The Hanwoo Festival Week held in October provided consumers in Hong Kong with chances of tasting and recognizing the excellence of Hanwoo," said Min Gyeong-cheon, Chairman, Hanwooboard. "Building on its success, we prepared events in November, and we will carry forward a variety of activities in December to promote premium Hanwoo, such as cooking classes."
HONG KONG, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Harbour City's annual outdoor Christmas lighting display is one of Hong Kong's must-see attractions. The theme of this year is called "Christmas Treasures" and turning Harbour City into a "treasure city" with a series of festive photo spots and activities, aiming to let visitors create a memorable Christmas.
The World's largest video kaleidoscope
Harbour City Christmas Treasures
Harbour City Christmas Lighting Ceremony
The highlight of this year is launching the world's largest video kaleidoscope. Visitors can walk through the 16 meters long, 4.5 meters high and 4.5 meters wide kaleidoscope, viewing dynamic Christmas themed scenery such as snowflakes, Christmas tree, stars and rainbow tunnel which are refracted through the triangular mirror and LED screen walls. Simply make donation to "The Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation", you can visit this "selfie" and video friendly photo spot.
Date：14/11/2018 - 1/1/2019 Time：12nn - 9pm Registration Venue﹕Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City Each Session Time﹕Around 10 minutes Redemption Method of Pass: Donation of HK$50
Besides, you can find the largest-ever 60 feet high Christmas Tree and 40-meter-long Christmas Love Lock Bridge" in the Ocean terminal forecourt. Customers can choose their favorite color of Love Lock (without key) representing different wishes and lock it on the bridge fence to make a wish upon HK$20 donation. A festive special Post Office "Xmas Post" & "Santa Studio" are also opened under the Bridge with a large post box and plenty of unique postcards around the Christmas scenes. Date：16/11/2018 - 1/1/2019 Time：12nn - 9pm
Festive Music Light Show Nearly 200,000 LED lights cover the entire Christmas Bridge, giant Christmas tree and other festive installations to create different spectacular lighting effects. More than that, original music arrangement has been composed for the light show to match with the different colors of romantic scenery. This multimedia show has set the harbour ablaze and will showcase the vibrancy and glamorous night vista of Harbour City. Date：16/11/2018 - 1/1/2019 Time：6pm - 10pm (Each session starts at every o'clock and half)
Christmas Joy Maker Harbour City has also invited the England designer duo, Miller Goodman to create a joyful and playful decoration inspired by the classic story, "The Nutcracker". It transforms the mall's atrium into interactive story settings and makes you feel like part of the storytelling. Date：30/11/2018 - 1/1/2019 Time：10am - 10pm Venue: Gateway Arcade II & Ocean Terminal Lobby
State-of-the-art sound system set to bring performances by top musical artistes to glorious new heights
GENTING HIGHLANDS, Malaysia, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Music, it has been said, is the universal language of mankind. Which is why is it all the more important that the music that we bask in is rousing and magnificent. With the recent installation of the new L-Acoustics K2 sound system at the Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting is once again raising the bar for sonic bliss in Malaysia, ensuring that the music delivered by the arena's star-studded list of international performers is clear, crisp and comprehensive.
(From left to right) Faz Salleh, Senior Consultant of Pro Audio Solutions, Sennheiser Eletronice Asia Pte Ltd, Kevin Tann, Vice President of Promotions & Entertainment Department, Resorts World Genting and Vince Tan, Vice President of Pro Audio Solutions Sales, Sennheiser Electronic Asia Pte Ltd at the launch of largest and one of the world's best L-Acoustics K2 installation in Asia at Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting
Having made its public debut at the recent Il Divo Timeless Tour Live in Genting last month, a few select guests of Resorts World Genting got a chance to experience this state-of-the-art sound system up close and personal. Represented by Sennheiser Asia in Singapore and Malaysia, L-Acoustics is a French professional audio specialist that is driven to continuously engineer an unforgettable audio experience for listeners through equipment under its L-Acoustics, L-ISA, Blububbles and Simea brands. Guests were introduced to the technical prowess and full product range of L-Acoustics through a captivating presentation, with a specific focus on the L-Acoustics K2 system adapted for Arena of Stars which showed how the venue was mapped out with the system.
The installation of the L-Acoustics K2 system into the Arena of Stars took incredibly meticulous planning to create and integrate, since it had to conform to the existing layout and infrastructure of the cherished stage. Four K2 array clusters -- two 12-box arrays at the front, and two 10-box arrays at the sides -- ensure that the sound of musical superstars such is projected outwards to the audience with beautiful precision. Four stacks of L-Acoustics K1-SB subwoofers bring the music's bass to life, while eight KARA enclosures placed in line with KS-28 subwoofers ensure that sound fills the arena evenly and marvellously, with no feedback, reflection or dead spaces no matter where the listener is. The entire system is driven by four LA4X and twenty LA12X amplified controllers, the most powerful equipment available in the L-Acoustics family.
"We are thrilled that Resorts World Genting chose L-Acoustics for the Arena of Stars to deliver outstanding sound quality for their musical shows and live concert events," said Vince Tan, Vice President of Sales for Pro Audio Solutions at Sennheiser Asia. "We have worked very closely with L-Acoustics for many successful years, and their reputation for delivering powerful, precise and consistent audio quality to our customers and audiences across Asia is second-to-none. The K2 sound system installed here at the Arena of Stars is the very same state-of-the-art system used in international music festivals such as Coachella and Tomorrowland, and the choice of top touring artistes like Adele, Pink and Jacky Cheung. With a stellar track record for technical riders and impeccable audio quality, the L-Acoustics K2 sound system will raise performances here to glorious new heights."
To put the system to the test, guests were then treated to a 30 mins musical performance by the band "John Thomas & Friends". John Ashley Thomas, one of Malaysia's most in-demand drummers delivered a performance that filled the arena along with his bandmates playing the bass, guitar, saxophone, keyboard and a lead vocalist who hit all the right notes with her raspy vocals. John has performed with several international acclaimed artists, including A-Mei, Jacky Cheung, David Tao, Lo Ta-yu, Jonathan Lee. Moving from the classic funky R&B hit 'Ain't Nobody' by the legendary Chaka Khan to delicate acoustic arrangements 'Chinese Dude from Cheras', an original composition by John Thomas & Friends as well as electro funk number 'Chunky' by Bruno Mars, the session proved the quality and the versatility of the system in transforming the energy of the musicians into musical reproductions of unsurpassable clarity.
"The Arena of Stars averages eight international concerts and eight corporate events each month, a demanding schedule that requires a first-rate sound system that is as reliable as it is outstanding," said Kevin Tann, Vice President of Promotions and Entertainment for Resorts World Genting.
"The L-Acoustics K2 sound system has already debuted to rave reviews in our recent concerts, and the feedback has been amazing. At the recent sold-out Kenny G concert held here, I found that someone could enjoy the system from every single section in the arena. Our audiences can now hear the difference clearly, able to pick out every change in timbre, modulation in pitch or subtleties of cadence clearly as the musical wave sweeps and reverberates around our arena without a single note of dissonance. This is the best arena sound system that money can buy, and we have made this significant investment because we believe that our audiences deserve only the best and Arena of Stars is the only concert hall in Malaysia that has this system offering our audience the best sounds. We've found that over the years, artistes have started to demand more in terms of the quality delivered through the sound system and we've fulfilled that with L-Acoustics," said Kevin.
The L-Acoustics K2 sound system showcase at Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting was supported by Tegas Broadcast & Multimedia Sdn Bhd - a leading systems integration service provider for the broadcasting sector in Malaysia and long-term logistics partner of Sennheiser Asia. Tegas Broadcast & Multimedia Sdn Bhd offers a comprehensive range of broadcasting services and solutions across Promotional Tools, Planning & Design, Network Management & Maintenance, Onsite Systems Integration, and Technical Support.
Guests at the event included notable concert organisers such as Unusual, Biz Trends, JS Entertainment, IMC Live and Macpiepro.
Resorts World Genting ("RWG") is a premier leisure and entertainment resort in Malaysia located 50 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. The resort stands majestically at 6,000 feet above sea level, on a tropical jungle that is 130 million years old. Throughout the year, the resort enjoys cool weather between 16 and 24 degrees, making it one of Malaysia's most popular tourists' destinations with nearly 24 million visitors in 2017.
The resort boasts of over 10,000 rooms spread across 7 hotels with one, the world's biggest hotel with 7351 rooms and another hotel with an 18 holes golf course. Its shopping mall, SkyAvenue is 600,000 sq ft with 168 tenants that includes entertainment attractions, cinemas, dining and retail outlets. The First World Plaza which is adjacent to SkyAvenue offers business convention facilities, ballrooms and shopping malls. The Resort also hosts top performers and artistes at the 5200 seater Arena of Stars and the 1200 seater Genting International Showroom.
The Group has embarked on a 10-year master plan to reinvigorate and transform Resorts World Genting under the Genting Integrated Tourism Plan ("GITP") in 2013. Today, Resorts World Genting has introduced various new facilities and attractions under the GITP, which includes the newly refurbished Theme Park Hotel, additional tower at the First World Hotel and built the new Awana SkyWay cable car system.
The recent opening of the Genting Highlands Premium Outlet (a property of Genting Simon Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Genting Plantations Berhad and Simon Property Group) also complements the new and existing offerings at RWG.
Meanwhile, the indoor amusement park, Skytropolis will be opening soon after a complete makeover. Other attractions and facilities under the GITP, which includes the world's first Twentieth Century Fox World theme park, are expected to unfold from next year onwards.
Audio specialist Sennheiser is one of the world's leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems. Based in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, Sennheiser operates its own production facilities in Germany, Ireland and the USA and is active in more than 50 countries. With 19 sales subsidiaries and long-established trading partners, the company supplies innovative products and cutting-edge audio solutions that are optimally tailored to its customers' needs. Sennheiser is a family owned company that was founded in 1945 and which today has 2,750 employees around the world that share a passion for audio technology. Since 2013, Sennheiser has been managed by Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, the third generation of the family to run the company
Founded in 1984 near Paris, France, L-Acoustics is the market leader in professional sound reinforcement technologies. With over 400 team members worldwide and offices in Paris, London, Los Angeles, and New York, L-Acoustics is present in over 80 countries via our network of Certified Providers. Focused on solutions that elevate the audience experience, more than 20% of L-Acoustics' talent is devoted to R&D in the areas of acoustics, applications, mechanics, electronics, signal processing, and software development.
Recognized for pioneering the line source array, L-Acoustics continues to shape the future of the professional audio industry with L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology, a multidimensional, object-based approach to designing, mixing, and processing sound that results in extremely natural and intelligible audio and a more vibrant, and authentic connection between artists and their fans.
L-Acoustics technologies can be heard in places like the Hollywood Bowl, the NFL Cardinals State Farm Stadium or the Philharmonie de Paris, as well as the world's top-grossing festivals, the London, Sochi and Rio Olympics, and on tour with world-class artists such as Adele, Pearl Jam, Lorde, and Depeche Mode.
Innovative new curriculum fosters talent from around the globe to develop pioneering food-focused business concepts
SINGAPORE, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy, the premier private education institute for culinary arts and food & beverage in Singapore, announced today the launch of their new Specialist Diploma in Food Entrepreneurship (SDFE) – a unique interdisciplinary programme that will provide the keys to success for aspiring entrepreneurs.
"At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy has been training students from more than 32 countries for almost two decades, and increasingly we see our students expressing the desire to become entrepreneurs and launch their own creative businesses and endeavors," said Dr. Kwan Lui, founder and director of At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy. "We've worked for more than two years to develop the SDFE curriculum by focusing on the intersection of food and six other disciplines: wellbeing, sustainability, tourism, do good, education and journalism. Our programme is designed to help students identify, incubate and accelerate their entrepreneurial dreams and gain the skills they need to bring them to fruition."
The Specialist Diploma in Food Entrepreneurship is a six-month programme of mentorship, education, and project-based learning. Students will learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, ranging from developing a business plan, validating and market testing, financial projections and cashflow management, to marketing and investor negotiations. Students will have access to a state of the art culinary campus, resident chefs, industry professionals, internship opportunities and mentors from top universities to transform their business ideas into a proof of concept. Following the Specialist Diploma in Food Entrepreneurship, selected students will advance to the Open Sesame Accelerator programme in Singapore or overseas, where concepts will be further developed. The concepts with the best commercialization potential will be pitched to an Open Sesame Investors Platform, where successful pitches may potentially earn investment funds.
Interested applicants should be at least 19 years old with a minimum of one year experience in any F&B establishment or with any of the six key disciplines. Individuals without culinary experience are encouraged to apply. Additional admissions criteria and detailed programme information can be found on our website http://opensesame.org, or interested individuals can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy
At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy has been cultivating global chefs and F&B professionals in an experiential environment of culinary authenticity, best-fit apprenticeship and innovation since 2001. With an internationally experienced faculty and staff, state of the art facilities and strong industry partnerships, the Academy delivers skills and knowledge in East and West, Old and New World Cuisines, Herbs and Spices, Innovation and Technology as well as enables the diploma students to spend their last six months in a paid Overseas Industrial Attachment. At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy is under the EduTrust 4-year certification from the Committee for Private Education (CPE). For more information about At-Sunrice visit www.at-sunrice.edu.sg.
FUZHOU, China, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. (Nasdaq: PME), ("Pingtan" or the "Company") a global fishing company based in the People's Republic of China (PRC), today announced that the Company will hold its Annual Shareholder Meeting on November 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. China Standard Time. The meeting will be held at Pingtan Marine's headquarters located at 18 Floor, Zhongshan Building A, No.154. Hudong Road, Fuzhou, Fujian, 350001, People's Republic of China.
At the meeting, the following proposals will be submitted for shareholder approval, as fully described in the proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and distributed to shareholders on October 19, 2018:
The election of two Class C directors to the Board of Directors;
Ratifying the appointment of BDO China Shu Lun Pan Certified Public Accountants LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2018; and
transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.
Shareholders of record as of October 8, 2018 will be eligible to vote at the Annual Meeting.
Pingtan is a global fishing company engaging in ocean fishing through its subsidiary, Fujian Provincial Pingtan County Ocean Fishing Group Co., Ltd., or Pingtan Fishing.
SINGAPORE, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- This Christmas, beloved characters from Disney and Disney-Pixar, including Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Elsa and Woody are celebrated along Singapore's iconic shopping belt, Orchard Road. This is Disney's largest Christmas street Light-Up in Southeast Asia.
Disney Magical Moments in Singapore Orchard Road
Disney Magical Moments, street lights displayed in Singapore Orchard Road
Organised by Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA), "Disney Magical Moments" runs from 10 November 2018 to 1 January 2019, where the 2.88-kilometre stretch of Orchard Road transform into four distinct zones decked in different Disney themes – Disney Princess, Mickey Mouse and Friends, Frozen and Toy Story.
A glittery main arch featuring selected 3D Disney characters at the Orchard Road-Paterson Road junction is the centrepiece this year. A dazzling display of lights lined Orchard Road, with trees on either side decorated with illuminated 3D Mickey Mouse icons. Hanging over-street lights also include iconic elements in its design - for example, the apple from Snow White (Disney Princess) and the Mickey Mouse glove (Mickey Mouse and Friends). Visitors will also be treated to Instagram-worthy opportunities of life-sized set pieces featuring iconic Disney characters. Two malls -- Orchard Central and Wheelock Place -- will also be decked in Disney-themed decor.
Mr Mark Shaw, Chairman of ORBA, said: "We are delighted to be partnering Disney to light up Orchard Road this year. The annual light-up campaign, Christmas on A Great Street, has become the signature event to kick-start the year-end festivities in Singapore. ORBA hopes this year's brilliant display of many well-loved Disney characters will enchant the young and young-at-heart visiting Orchard Road."
The "Disney Magical Moments" campaign with ORBA is part of a three-year collaboration between Singapore Tourism Board and The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia (Disney). Hitachi Asia Ltd, the main sponsor for the annual light-up event for 28 years, returns as the Main Sponsor.
In addition to the street light-up, The Great Christmas Village returns for a longer run at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza in its second year. Running from 15 November to 26 December 2018, it features an array of exciting activities suitable for all ages, including Singapore's first duplex carousel. Christmas pop-up stores will also return with experiential shopping experiences for shoppers at Orchard Road.
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastics & Rubber Indonesia 2018, the Indonesia's premiere exhibition for the plastics and rubber industry organised by PT Pamerindo Indonesia, opens today, until November 17, 2018, at the JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta. Incorporating with Drinktech Indonesia, Plaspak Indonesia, and Mould & Die Indonesia, the exhibitions showcase key technologies in plastics & rubber machinery, processing, and materials. All expos also marked latest collaboration with Printech Indonesia, a converting, package printing, and labelling technologies' trade shows initiated by the Italian machine manufacturers' association, ACIMGA, to support global expansion of Indonesia's growing food and beverages industries.
Opening speech by H.E. Taufik Bawazier
The expo has officially opened, November 14, 2018
Chairwoman of Pamerindo Indonesia, G. Firmansjah
More than 500 exhibiting companies from over 20 countries take part in the 31st edition of this international exhibition, that is set to attract more than 13,000 potential buyers, professionals, and industry leaders. The opening ceremony was opened by H.E. Taufik Bawazier, Director of Downstream Chemical Industry from Indonesian Ministry of Industry.
"Packaging plays a vital role for food and beverages industry. Thus, we connect hundreds of plastics and rubber industry professionals to speed up sustainable packaging, through its material development and process innovation," said Wiwiek Roberto, Project Director of Pamerindo Indonesia, as organizer of the exhibition.
Recycling innovation and biodegradable plastics (BDP) are among the most effective ways to reduce waste through the use of plastics. Henky Wibawa, Executive Director of Indonesian Packaging Federation (IPF) added, "Retailers will never remove packaging from its process, As it is created to keep products safe for consumption. What we need to improve is how to innovate the sustainable process, through plastic use, waste management, and viable plastic alternatives."
During the expo, all visitors will also have access to seminar sessions led by key industry associations, including Indonesian Plastics Recyclers (IPR), Indonesian Packaging Federation (IPF), Association of Indonesian Soft Drink Producers (ASRIM), and Komunitas Printing Indonesia (KOPI). They will talk about trends, challenges, and opportunities for lifecycle and plastic recycling for better packaging systems.
"The biggest challenge facing the packaging industry is creating eco-friendly packaging to help solve the global sustainability issue and plastics waste. Building knowledge to improve workforce is highly required, hence the industry will continuously keep up with innovations and intelligent packaging," said Triyono Prijosoesilo, Chairman of ASRIM.
According to a research by a worldwide authority onpackaging, Smiters Pira, there are tech categories needed to achieve greater packaging sustainability. They include innovative raw materials, barrier materials or multilayers combinations of plastics through flexible packages, as well as the use of Near Infrared (NIR) sorting. To share these insights on key technologies changing in plastics and printings, exhibitors such as Benua Kencana Makmur and Kawata Marketing Indonesia plastics machinery, as well as ARBURG plastics processing and Bilplast Grapindo packing materials will also conduct seminar session during the four-day expo.
Being held from November 14-17, 2018, such plastics and packaging innovations will be displayed during the exhibitions, alongside advanced plastic and rubber equipment to accelerate materials processing and pre-processing for optimized results.
About Pamerindo Indonesia:
PT Pamerindo Indonesia was established with the sole purpose of organising specialised trade exhibitions for the Indonesian market. The company has grown considerably and now organises over 20 trade exhibitions in the Building & Construction, Electric, Food & Hotel, Manufacturing, Mining, Packaging, Plastics & Rubber, Oil & Gas sectors. PT Pamerindo Indonesia is the leading trade fair organiser in Indonesia. Since its inception PT Pamerindo Indonesia has organised over 180 international trade exhibitions in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali.
CHENGDU, China, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the pace of 2018 "Sichuan-HK-Macao Cooperation Week", the first tourism marketing activity of Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in Hong Kong and Macao also kicked off on November 8th.
Liangshan Prefecture, with gorgeous natural scenery and mysterious cultural customs, is the largest Yi inhabited area in China. The world's oldest Yi culture, Naxi ancient village and Mosuo ancient village are in Liangshan; the world's highest dam and China JinPing Underground Laboratory are in Liangshan; the 800 li (a Chinese unit of length) of "Rock's 900 Li Tourism Routes" in Shangri-La discovered by American explorer Rock are in Liangshan; the two-thirds of Lugu Lake, known as the "Plateau Pearl", is in Liangshan and Chang'e lunar probe satellites launched in Liangshan, all of which shows that Liangshan is a high-quality destination for world ethnic culture tourism and private mountain tourism.
Liangshan Cultural Tourism Group (the Group) is a platform company for ethnic culture tourism projects and capital operation in Liangshan Prefecture. Its projects such as AsNiu Niu Spring Mall, Gukede Scenery, Mosuo Watertown in Lugu Lake, Yele Shepherd Town and Shangri-La Lakes are generating brand and market value.
During the cultural tourism promotion activities of "Culture of Bashu, Charm of Sichuan" and "Sichuan More Than Pandas" held on the day, the exquisite photo exhibition and advertising video of Liangshan attracted intense attention of friends from all walks of life in Hong Kong. The Group respectively signed cooperation agreements with Hong Kong Sinocap Cultural Tourism Group, Hong Kong Shude Education Group, Hong Kong Huihua International Tourism Group and Association of Hong Kong Dance Organizations on site to carry out project cooperation in international performance, art education, tourism marketing, dance arts, etc. In addition, it has also cooperated and communicated with Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations, Hutchison Whampoa TOM Group, Hong Kong Lan Kwai Fong Group, Hong Kong Asia Tourism Exchange Center and other units.