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INVNT CEO, Scott Cullather Recognized as A Top Virtual Meetings and Events Innovator

New York, NY, June 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scott Cullather, the Co-Founder and CEO of INVNT, the global live brand storytelling agency™ has been named one of the industry’s Top 50 Virtual Meetings & Events Innovators.

An initiative from Eventex Connect, the online trade show for virtual meetings and events, this prestigious peer nominated and voted list acknowledges both the growing importance of virtual events and the innovators, change-makers and pioneers behind the shift to virtual.

It features industry leaders from agencies, brands and media outlets including Zoom, Cisco, WebEx Meetings, JoinMe and Event Industry News.

“The global pandemic made pivoting to virtual one of the hottest topics in the events industry, but the people behind these groundbreaking changes just don’t get enough recognition. We feel now is the perfect time to rectify that,” says O. Ovanessian, co-founder of Eventex.

Commenting on his inclusion in the list, Cullather adds: “I am so honored! Thank you to my peers for the recognition and the Eventex team for launching this important initiative. From livestreams to social and augmented reality (AR), many of us have been incorporating virtual into our face-to-face experiences for some time, but more than ever, we must design and produce live virtual experiences that continue to combine the best of these worlds, albeit in the comfort of our audiences homes.

“Once the pandemic ends I urge you all to continue to weave virtual throughout your face-to-face events. Not only do they provide potent amplification opportunities, our most powerful audiences – millennials and Gen Zs – are innately digital beings, and they’ll expect these phygital experiences – those that combine the best of the physical and the digital – from us.”

Cullather will be speaking at Eventex Connect 2020, which is taking place from June 10-11. In his session The broadcast, but not as you know it: how to maximize the phygital format for maximum engagement on June 11 at 1:00pm ET, Cullather will cover the shift to virtual, the phygital trend and more.

 View the entire list here: https://eventex.co/connect/top-50-innovators/

View the Eventex Connect agenda here: https://eventex.co/connect/agenda/

About INVNT
Founded in 2008 by Scott Cullather and Kristina McCoobery, INVNT is the global live brand storytelling agency™. The company’s ‘challenge everything’ positioning statement helps clients including General Motors, Grant Thornton, Merck, PepsiCo, Samsung and Subway – share their stories – live – with every audience that matters. ‘The tribe’ is INVNT’s diverse, talented and creative team behind the stories and brand experiences that people just can’t stop talking about. INVNT’s offices are strategically located in New York, where INVNT’s story studio, HEVĒ and brand strategy firm, Folk Hero are also based, London, Sydney, Detroit, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Stockholm and Singapore. For more information visit www.invnt.com

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OKEx คาดว่าจะมีพนักงานเพิ่มขึ้น 100% ในอีกสองปี

มอลตา, June 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — หลังจากการแพร่ระบาดของโควิด-19 ท่ามกลางการชะลอตัวของเศรษฐกิจโลกและอัตราการว่างงานที่เพิ่มสูงขึ้น อุตสาหกรรมเงินดิจิทัลได้รับความนิยมอย่างมาก โดยเห็นได้จากจำนวนรวมของธุรกรรมที่ได้รับการยืนยันต่อวันตามข้อมูลจาก Blockchain.com ซึ่งเติบโตอย่างต่อเนื่องนับตั้งแต่การลดลงอย่างมากของ BTC ในเดือนมีนาคมจนเหลือธุรกรรมเพียงประมาณ 250K ต่อวัน ในขณะที่ปริมาณการซื้อขายรวมในการแลกเปลี่ยนบิตคอยน์ (Bitcoin) ที่สำคัญสูงถึง 684.4 ล้านเหรียญสหรัฐในเดือนมีนาคม การแพร่ระบาดของโควิด-19 เร่งการยอมรับเงินดิจิทัลอย่างไม่ต้องสงสัย รวมทั้งยังทำให้ผู้คนเริ่มหันมาไว้วางใจในบิตคอยน์มากกว่าสินทรัพย์ที่ปลอดภัยแบบดั้งเดิม เช่น ทองคำ ตลาดหุ้น และอสังหาริมทรัพย์

เมื่อพิจารณาโอกาสทางธุรกิจที่กำลังเติบโตและอุปสงค์การซื้อขายเงินดิจิทัลที่เพิ่มขึ้นแล้ว OKEx จึงกำลังขยายฐานธุรกิจไปยังภูมิภาคต่าง ๆ ของโลกนอกเหนือจาก 180 ประเทศและพื้นที่ที่มีอยู่เดิม “นี่เป็นช่วงเวลาที่น่าตื่นเต้นสำหรับ OKEx เราวางแผนที่จะเปิดสำนักงานใหม่ในภูมิภาคต่าง ๆ เพื่อให้บริการผู้ใช้ของเราได้ดียิ่งขึ้น และเราได้เริ่มสรรหาผู้เชี่ยวชาญด้านบล็อกเชนที่มีใจรักในการทำงานเพื่อเติบโตและประสบความสำเร็จไปด้วยกัน เราคาดว่าจะมีจำนวนพนักงานรวมเพิ่มขึ้น 100% ในอีก 2 ปี เพื่อให้บริการลูกค้าจากทั่วโลก” Jay Hao ประธานเจ้าหน้าที่บริหาร OKEx กล่าว

Jay ยังได้เปิดเผยอีกว่า OKEx กำลังจะเปิดตัว Beacon Program ในภูมิภาคยุโรปเพื่อสนับสนุนผู้ที่สนใจในโลกบล็อกเชนและเงินดิจิทัลที่กำลังเฟื่องฟูในช่วงล็อกดาวน์ และยังถือเป็นโอกาสที่จะได้สรรหาและอบรมคนเก่งที่จะมาร่วมงานกับ OKEx ในอนาคต

OKEx Beacon Program จะสรรหาผู้รับการสอนงานทั้งหมด 6 คน เพื่อรับการสอนงานเป็นพิเศษเป็นเวลาหนึ่งเดือนจากประธานเจ้าหน้าที่บริหาร Jay Hao และผู้อำนวยการฝ่ายตลาดการเงิน Lennix Lai โดยผู้รับการสอนงานจะได้รับการสอนงานผ่านทาง Telegram ครั้งละ 30 นาที สัปดาห์ละหนึ่งครั้ง นอกจากนี้ ผู้รับการสอนงานยังจะได้เข้าร่วมมาสเตอร์คลาสจากผู้เชี่ยวชาญในอุตสาหกรรมในหัวข้อเฉพาะเกี่ยวกับบล็อกเชนและเงินดิจิทัล รวมทั้งได้รับสรุปข่าวประจำวัน งานวิจัยอุตสาหกรรม และความรู้เกี่ยวกับผลิตภัณฑ์ทุกวัน และได้รับแนวทางจากทีม OKEx ผู้ที่ทำงานผลได้โดดเด่นจะได้รับโอกาสเข้าร่วมทีม OKEx ในอนาคต

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More temporarily laid-off workers reporting drop in income: survey

 

Jakarta A survey of 87,379 workers conducted by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) has revealed that the percentage of workers reporting a drop in income is higher among those laid off temporarily in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the BPS survey results, released in Jakarta on Wednesday, 35.78 percent of the respondents, who are still working, claim to have seen their income decrease.

Meanwhile, the percentage of respondents who have experienced a decline in income is higher, at 60.74 percent, among workers who have been temporarily laid off.

According to the BPS survey, workers, including those who have been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, still have the right to receive full wages or wage deductions, if the company and its employees have worked out such an agreement.

According to the BPS, 70.53 percent of the workers earning up to Rp1.8 million have claimed that their income has dropped, while income reduction has also been reported by 46.77 percent workers earning between Rp1.8 million and Rp3 million.

Meanwhile, 37.19 percent of workers earning Rp3 million-4.8 million, 31.67 percent of workers making Rp.8.8 million-7.2 million, and 30.34 percent of workers earning above Rp7.2 million claim to have seen a drop in income.

As many as 76.84 percent of workers in the accommodation, food and beverages sector have seen their incomes plunge.

Incomes of workers engaged in the tourism sector have also been affected the most by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 70.39 percent of workers engaged in three tourism-related businesses — wholesale trade, retail, and car and motorcycle repair — reporting a decline in earnings.

Meanwhile, 62.60 percent of workers in the transportation and warehousing sector have reported a fall in earnings.

The BPS has conducted the social demographic survey of the impact of COVID-19 on 87,379 workers in a number of cities across Indonesia, but almost 58 percent of the respondents are spread across Java.

Of the total 87,379 respondents, 2.52 percent have been freshly laid-off due to company closure.

Meanwhile, 18.34 percent of the respondents have been laid off temporarily, 56.40 percent are still working, and the remaining 22.74 percent are not working.

The survey was conducted online so that it could cover individuals who are computer-literate and have access to the Internet.

As many as 71 percent of the respondents have completed undergraduate studies, and the rest have finished high school or its equivalent (27 percent), or less (2 percent).

 

Source: Antara News

COVID-19 handling costs total Rp677.2 trillion: Minister Indrawati

Jakarta Total costs incurred by the government to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia reached Rp677.2 trillion, according to Finance Minister Sri MulyaniIndrawati.

“The cost incurred in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, identified as Rp677.2 trillion, will be contained in the revision of the Presidential Regulation (Perpres),” the minister stated in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Indrawati delivered the statement after attending a limited videoconferencing meeting themed, “Establishment of the National Economic Recovery Program (PEN) and Changes to the 2020 State Budget” led by President JokoWidodo.

The government has issued Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 1 of 2020 on the state financial policy and financial system stability for handling the COVID-19 pandemic and/or in the context of threats that harm national economy and/or financial system stability and has been ratified to become Law No. 1 of 2020.

Law No. 1 of 2020 was then reduced to several laws and regulations, such as Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 54 of 2020 containing the posture of the State Budget after COVID-19.

“This cabinet meeting will stipulate the revision of Perpres No. 54 of 2020 that will accommodate the National Economic Recovery (PEN) Program since the initial Perpres is more focused on the crisis in the health sector and social assistance to the public, and the third part on the economy and finance and its recovery will be contained in the revision of this regulation,” Indrawati stated.

Perpres No. 54 of 2020 was then passed down by Government Regulation (PP) No. 23 of 2020 concerning PEN that establishes four modalities as the APBN instruments to support national economic recovery: State Capital Participation (PMN), placement of government funds in banks, government investment, guarantees, and state spending aimed at maintaining and restoring the national economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Rp677.2 trillion consists firstly Rp87.55 trillion in the health sector, including spending on handling COVID-19, medical personnel, death benefits, contribution assistance for national health insurance, task force financing, and tax incentives in the health sector,” the minister explained.

Secondly, it is for social protection in the form of the Family Hope Program (PKH), food staples, social assistance for Jabodetabek (Greater Jakarta), non-Jabodetabek social assistance, Pre-Employment Cards, electricity discounts extended to six months, and logistics for food and direct cash assistance (BLT) of village funds totaling Rp203.9 trillion.

Third, support for MSMEs in the form of interest subsidies, placement of funds for restructuring and supporting working capital for MSMEs, with loans of up to Rp10 billion, and spending on guarantees for emergency working capital loans.

Fourth, incentives for the business world to ensure survival through taxation relaxation and other stimulus reaching Rp120.61 trillion.

“Fifth, financing and corporation include state capital injections (PMN), reasoning for emergency working capital loans for labor-intensive non-MSMEs, as well as spending for risk premiums for working capital loans for labor-intensive industries whose loans are Rp10 billion-Rp1 trillion,” Indrawati stated.

Financing includes guarantees for several SOEs and a bailout fund of Rp44.57 trillion. Agencies that fall in the category of corporate financing include SOEs, labor-intensive corporations above Rp10 billion-Rp1 trillion, and for non-labor intensive ones.

Sixth, support for sectoral as well as ministries/institutions in addition to regional governments that reached Rp97.11 trillion.

“Hence, the total costs for handling COVID-19 reaches Rp677.2 trillion,” the minister noted.

 

Source: Antara News

Regional income drops 15.81% nationally

Jakarta There has been a substantial 15.81-percent decline in the income of Indonesia’s 530 regions on account of the coronavirus pandemic, according to AsteraPrimanto Bhakti, director general of fiscal balance at the Ministry of Finance.

Astera said the average income of 530 regions before COVID-19 was Rp1,238.51 trillion, while currently, it is pegged at just Rp1,042.69 trillion, a difference of Rp195.82 trillion.

“So, the correction for income on average is indeed quite deep, that is, nationally, regional income has fallen by 15.81 percent,” he said during an online discussion on Wednesday in Jakarta.

Locally generated income (PAD) is the most depressed component of the revenue, which is down 27.73 percent due to a slowdown in economic activity that has had a direct impact on regional taxes and charges, Astera noted.

He said that Java region experienced the most severe downward pressure in PAD, of 32.04 percent, because it had the highest COVID-19 case rate.

The national average of PAD for the 530 regions before COVID-19 was Rp330.45 trillion, while currently, it stands at just Rp235.52 trillion, a difference of Rp94.93 trillion, Astera elaborated.

“The PAD can go down to 28 percent, even DKI Jakarta will (see a) drop (of) more than 50 percent or 56 percent,” he projected.

Furthermore, transfers to the regions and village funds (TKDD) before COVID-19 amounted to Rp769.12 trillion, while currently they have fallen to Rp684.55 trillion, a decline of 10.99 percent, or Rp84.56 trillion.

Meanwhile, before the COVID-19 outbreak, other aspects of supporting regional income amounted to Rp138.94 trillion, while at present, they are estimated at Rp122.62 trillion, a fall of 11.75 percent, or Rp16.32 trillion.

The regions now face the challenge of reallocating and refocusing revenue and expenditure in the Regional Budget (APBD) to deal with COVID-19, Astera continued.

On the other hand, he stated, the regional governments would receive assistance of around Rp14.7 trillion, comprising a special allocation fund (DAK) of Rp8.7 trillion, a regional incentive fund (DID) for economic recovery of Rp5 trillion, and provision of loan facilities of Rp1 trillion.

“Actually, we also have (chalked out) other support for regional governments (of) around Rp14.7 trillion,” he said.

 

Source: Antara News