Smart Cities India 2016 expo to unveil what it takes to build smart cities in India


New Delhi, India, April 22, 2016 / - The 100 smart cities mission launched by the government to inject our cities with the latest infrastructure and amenities is ambitious and unprecedented.

The project requires smart planning and organisation to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision a reality. Important factors include, preparing the roadmap with schedules for completion of each task; allotment of funds and resources; technical provisions to build smart cities; involvement of countries, ministries, associations, etc., and how their efforts can be leveraged to create “smart cities” in India.
To address these questions, the Exhibitions India Group is organising the 2nd edition of Smart Cities India 2016 expo at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 11-13 May 2016.

The expo will attract 350 exhibitors from 50 countries showcasing their capabilities over three days.
Respected names like Logipix Ltd (Hungary) will display high resolution cameras for city surveillance; Cleverciti Systems GmBH Germany), will display sensors for managing parking; Ecube Labs (Korea), will display IoT based intelligent solutions for managing waste; REC Solar ( Noway), will showcase solar solutions, including integrated manufacturing of polysilicon to wafers, cells, panels and turnkey solar solutions; Sundrax LLC (Russia), will present Intelligent street lights; while Trestor Inc. (Canada), will demonstrate solutions for building smart communities, and many other innovators will demonstrate a wide variety of products and solutions.

In addition to the exhibition, 300 leaders from around the world will converge at the conference including: Anders H. Lier (President & CEO, Enoro, Norway); Dr. Chirine Etezadzadeh (Head of Institute, Germany); Doug Haines (CEO, Haines Security Solutions, United States); Julian Marwitz (CEO, Arineos, Germany); Maria Adahl (Director, Open Arena-Urban Development, Sweden); and Ruben Dubelaar (Project Director, Dutch Sports Infrastructure (FME), Netherlands), etc.

The forum will host concurrent conference sessions on topics including: “Evolution of connected transport ecosystems”; “Make in India”; “Solar rooftops technologies & engineering”; and “Waste management solutions”; “Debt & equity financing”; and “National and international policies and financing models”, etc.

The expo will be a platform for other nations to share case studies, insights, and technical know-how while building smart cities in their own countries. Individual country pavilions at the expo will be from the Czech Republic, Holland, Norway, Sweden, and Taiwan. One of the largest pavilions at the expo will be hosted by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei World Trade Center Liaison Office (Mumbai), with more than 100 companies displaying their technologies, products and services.

Commenting on their participation, Michael Lin, Director of Taipei World Trade Center Liaison Office, Mumbai, said: “India's economic outlook looks promising, especially with the Indian government actively launching initiatives such as Make in India, Digital India and Smart Cities. The country has demonstrated a strong potential for development. Taiwan is well known for producing advanced technology products. We are keen to take part in this initiative, and look forward to form partnerships with India in this period of growth.”

The country pavilion hosted by the Netherlands, will demonstrate the best smart cities solutions in the areas of electric mobility, smart infrastructure, traffic management, and urban planning, etc.
Fons Stoelinga, Ambassador of the Netherlands to India, said: “The Netherlands has a long-standing tradition in comprehensive integrated planning. It combines drawing up long-term agendas, working in alliances, planning based on design and research, and producing integrated visions on water, housing, infrastructure, and nature. Our experience has proven helpful in facing the challenges of our urbanizing world. Through our participation in the Smart Cities India 2016 expo, we truly hope to share this experience with India.”

Speaking about the upcoming expo, Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group, said: “Smart Cities are important to transform the lives and living conditions of every citizen in the country. This mission cannot be accomplished without substantial investments from the state and central institutions; international and domestic agencies; NGO’s and corporates; etc. We have received an incredible response from countries and companies to participate in the expo, clearly demonstrating international interest towards the Smart Cities mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

The exhibition and conference will cover many segments, including: Waste and water management; Smart environment; Urban planning; Green buildings; Smart transport; IT & communications; e-Governance; Safety & security; Smart grid; Clean energy; Education & skills to build smart cities; Smart manufacturing; Make in India; Smart health; Disaster management, etc.

The 2nd Smart Cities India 2016 expo has the support of 10 central ministries and a host of international associations.

To view the complete list, please visit:

About the Smart Cities India expo
Smart Cities India is an annual international exhibition and conference. The inaugural edition of Smart Cities India expo at New Delhi during May 2015, was a success with 207 exhibitors from 40 countries presenting their technologies, services and solutions. With 39 conference sessions and 241 speakers from 15 countries. 12,721 business visitors from India and abroad attended the three day expo.

The expo connects exhibitors and speakers with government administrators, municipal bodies, industry leaders, investors, etc.

For more information about the 2nd Smart Cities 2016 expo, please visit:

About Exhibitions India Group:
The Exhibitions India Group is a trade promotion organization, organising international exhibitions and conferences since 1987, promoting trade and commerce, financial investments, joint ventures, technology transfers, etc.

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Source: Exhibitions India Group

South East Asia a significant mobile gaming growth opportunity, according to new report


London, United Kingdom, April 12, 2016 / - Working in conjunction with Priori Data and examining ten Asian markets, the report concludes that the likes of Vietnam, The Philippines and Indonesia could become mobile gaming powerhouses – with the right investment in infrastructure.

George Osborn, Editor of MGF, said, "South East Asia has the potential to become a major mobile gaming market for publishers across the world. Boasting nearly a billion potential players and rapidly growing its mobile infrastructure, South East Asia could prove a real opportunity for developers looking to grow their user base."

The 14 page report also concludes:

Local publishers rule the roost in China, Japan and South Korea, while less developed or foreign publishers dominate smaller territories, such as Singapore or Malaysia.

Paid games such as Minecraft, The Room 3 and Terraria appear in top grossing charts in South East Asian countries, such as Indonesia and Vietnam.

EA and Supercell perform best of the Western publishers, with both companies appearing in top ten grossing iOS and Android markets in eight territories across the region.

View the fact file which explores the state of affairs in ten Asian territories.

Source: OsneyMedia



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Honeymooners Are Experiencing The Art Of Romance At Mandarin Oriental, Sanya


Sanya, China, April 11, 2016 / - Top honeymoon destination, Mandarin Oriental, Sanya has launched its Art of Romance accommodation package for couples seeking a romantic getaway. Built with privacy in mind to ensure a peaceful and relaxing stay, the resort has elegant guestrooms with beautiful sunset views, making it an ideal lovers' retreat.

As part of the Art of Romance package, couples can enjoy a candlelit dinner on the beach, where they can listen to the waves while they savour the resort’s creative cuisine. A relaxing spa visit is among the many other pleasures that await them at the resort.

The Art of Romance package starts from CNY 2,930 per room per night and includes:
• Round-trip Sanya airport transfer by luxury limousine
• Daily breakfast buffet for two in Pavilion restaurant
• One candlelight dinner with 4-course menu for two at Fresh signature beachfront restaurant
• 60-minute body massage for two at award-winning spa
• A bottle of sparkling wine and special welcome treats upon arrival
• Late check-out till 3pm, subject to availability
• Complimentary Internet access

The Art of Romance offer is subject to 15% service charge, and a minimum two nights stay is required. The offer is valid until 23 December 2016, and is subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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About Mandarin Oriental, Sanya
Enjoying the privacy of a secluded 1.2 km nationally protected coral bay and nestled amongst lush tropical flora, Mandarin Oriental, Sanya is an exclusive retreat where nature is celebrated and tranquillity is assured. The luxury resort features a series of private low rise and villa accommodation with ocean and tropical garden views, innovative restaurants and bars, recreational facilities for both adults and children, a blissful Spa Village and distinctive indoor and outdoor conference and banqueting facilities. Located just 20 minutes from Sanya International Airport, the luxury resort provides convenient access to all of the area’s major tourist attractions.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand, the Group now operates, or has under development, 46 hotels representing 11,000 rooms in 24 countries, with 21 hotels in Asia, nine in The Americas and 16 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates or has under development, 15 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

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AccorHotels Raises Awareness in Fighting for Darkness for the Third Year


Shanghai, China, April 7, 2016 / - 2016 sees AccorHotels continue the Stay for Brightness programme, a three-year corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, in partnership with Orbis. Launched in 2014, the programme helps to prevent blindness and saving eyesight of children in rural China. The objective of the programme is to build a comprehensive pediatric treatment network in China for children in need of affordable quality eye care services and training facilities for eye specialists and doctors through donations in kind or in cash.

So far, the funds raised by AccorHotels have brought greater awareness of the Orbis programme in the provinces of Heilongjiang and Gansu. In Heilongjiang, AccorHotels has sponsored 75 pairs of spectacles for underprivileged children and provided 1,005 preventive programmes to educate parents and teachers on eye care. In Gansu, AccorHotels has provided surgery subsidies for eight children with various forms of eye diseases.

Earlier this year, Michel Molliet, COO for AccorHotels Greater China, said, “This programme reinforces our commitment to corporate social responsibility and giving back to local communities. Thanks to the initiative shown by individual hotels, the programme got off to a great start, successfully promoting awareness and raising money to help alleviate the widespread eye problems in rural areas.”

Darkness To Go Dinner in Hong Kong was one of the CSR fund raising initiatives organized by AccorHotels together with various charity walks and an open golf event in Beijing. In 2014 and 2015, Stay for Brightness fund-raising campaigns were major focuses during AccorHotels’ Solidarity Week where hotel staff were encouraged to support an association that helps the underprivileged within their local community.

Every minute, a child goes blind somewhere in the world and 80% of them do not have access to proper eye care. George Smith, Director of Orbis North Asia, said, "Orbis is honored to partner with AccorHotels for the Stay for Brightness programme again this year. The programme has not only provided funds to prevent and treat eye diseases in young children, but also raised significant awareness surrounding childhood blindness. We look forward to a fruitful relationship with AccorHotels to continue improving lives of the underprivileged."

This year, AccorHotels Greater China will continue to seek co-operation and support for the programme by involving hotel staff in charity walks and various charity sales as well as other events. Hotel clusters are encouraged to organize themed fund-raising events that include charity bike rides targeted to involve some 15 AccorHotels general managers, to raise funds for Orbis. Supplier engagement will be an important part of the programme.

Source: Accor Greater China



2016年04月07日 / 雅高酒店集团继续携手奥比斯推行“光明童行”企业社会责任项目。这一为期三年的项目始于2014年,旨在为中国偏远地区的孩子预防可避免的失明及帮助他们恢复视力。项目的目标包括通过筹集善款、慈善捐赠等方式支持眼科专家和医生的培训,在中国建立健全的儿童眼科治疗网络并为孩子们提供可负担的优质眼保健服务。

雅高酒店集团大中华区首席运营官莫力(Michel Molliet) 表示:“这一项目强化了我们践行企业社会责任以及回馈当地社区的承诺。感谢所有酒店为此所举办的活动及付出的贡献。项目有了一个很好的开始,我们成功推广了眼科保健的必要性并筹款帮助减轻这一问题在中国偏远地区的状况。”

雅高大中华区酒店举办了各类慈善活动支持这一项目,包括在香港举行的“食走黑暗”晚宴、由北京酒店联合举办的慈善步行以及高尔夫公开赛活动等。雅高团结周(Solidarity Week)是集团的年度活动,酒店团队动员起来支持社会公益组织,为当地社区的弱势群体提供帮助。2014年及2015年的雅高团结周活动均支持了奥比斯和“光明童行”项目。

每一分钟,地球上就有一个孩子永远失去光明,然而如果他们能够得到合适的眼科保健,其中80%是可以避免的。奥比斯北亚区总监司马桥(George Smith)表示:“奥比斯很荣幸在今年继续与雅高合作开展‘光明童行’项目。这一项目不仅为孩子们预防和治疗眼疾提供资金,同时还大大提升了公众对儿童失明相关问题的认识。我们期待与雅高酒店集团更深入丰富的合作,继续帮助弱势群体提高生活质量。”



Hilton Worldwide Appoints Rudy Oretti as General Manager of Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund


Shanghai, China, April 7, 2016 / - Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of Rudy Oretti as general manager of the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. Rudy Oretti reports to Daniel Welk, vice president luxury – Asia Pacific, Greater China & Mongolia, and he is responsible for managing the overall operations of the hotel.

Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president – operations, Greater China & Mongolia says, “Rudy Oretti’s extensive experience in luxury hotel operations will be invaluable as we continue to build the legacy of the Waldorf Astoria brand in China.”

Commenting on his appointment, Oretti says, “I am delighted to join and lead a great team full of talent at this iconic and legendary hotel in Shanghai. I look forward to ensuring that Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund remains Shanghai’s landmark address and continues to create exceptional experiences that become extraordinary memories for our guests.”

About Rudy Oretti
Oretti joins Hilton Worldwide from Louis XIII Management Limited in Macau, where he held the position of senior vice president – operations. Oretti brings more than 27 years of hotel experience in multiple leadership roles throughout APAC, including general manager positions at Banyan Tree Macau, Banyan Tree Bali and The Leela Palace, Bangalore. Oretti has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Cardiff University. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality (FIH) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) of United Kingdom.

Source: Hilton Worldwide

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