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The world’s cruise industry heads in record numbers to Barcelona, Spain

LONDON, Aug. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In just a few weeks, cruise industry professionals from around the world will be heading to Barcelona, Spain’s leading cruise port, for the tenth edition of the Seatrade Med Cruise Convention. This year’s event has already achieved a record number of ports, destinations and suppliers showcasing their products and services on the exhibition floor, mirroring the market growth of the cruise industry in the Mediterranean.

A highlight of the convention will be the conference programme – where leading figures will discuss and debate the issues confronting the Mediterranean’s flourishing cruise market. As well an overview of the Mediterranean cruise market, over 40 industry peers will discuss topics such as the increasing popularity of upscale cruising, logistics and ship supply, maximising overnights stays in ports, marketing and sales, the relationship between cruise lines, ports and terminals, green innovations and also the development of cruise itineraries in the region.

In addition to Pierfrancesco Vago Chairman, CLIA Europe, and Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises, Kyriakos (Kerry) Anastassiadis CEO, Louis Cruises, David Dingle CEO, Carnival UK, Adam Goldstein President & COO at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and Michael Thamm CEO, Costa Crociere SpA, we are pleased to announce that Jorges Vilches, President & CEO for Pullmantur Cruises, is also confirmed to join the line up of high-profile cruise line executives for the opening ‘State of the Cruise Industry in the Mediterranean’ plenary session.

A two-day travel agent training programme, provided by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) will also take place giving local travel agents the opportunity to broaden their knowledge on this lucrative market.

With record pre-registration numbers, the tenth edition, promises to to be one of the most successful events yet. Seatrade Med provides a proven business platform for participants to engage and generate business opportunities, through a high-level conference programme, showcase exhibition, travel agent training sessions and social networking events.

Additional news and information about Seatrade Med are available at cruiseshippingevents.com/med. Find Seatrade Med on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

The 2014 Seatrade Med Cruise Convention is owned and organised by UBM in partnership with Seatrade and in association with the Port of Barcelona.

Editor – Nina Marston at Seatrade, Tel +44 1206 545121 or email nmarston@seatrade-global.com

Complimentary press registration is available to editors, writers and print/broadcast reporters intending to report on the event. Visit cruiseshippingevents.com/med/press to book your place.

About Seatrade Med The Seatrade Med Cruise Convention, the major biennial cruise event focused on the world’s second largest cruise destination – the Mediterranean, will gather in Barcelona, Spain from September 16-18, 2014 at Fira de Barcelona Gran Via Conference Centre. Owned and organized by UBM Live in partnership with Seatrade Communications Ltd, Seatrade Med is Europe’s most prestigious cruise event, welcoming over 4,000 attendees and 300 exhibiting suppliers and service providers to the Mediterranean cruise market. Part of UBM Live’s growing Cruise Shipping Portfolio, Seatrade Med features a comprehensive conference featuring high-profile speakers, an exhibition, a travel agent training component, and valuable networking events.

About UBM Live UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as Routes, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

About Seatrade Established 40 years ago, Seatrade is a leader in cruise and maritime publications, conferences and exhibitions, training, awards and other special projects. Regular events include international trade exhibitions and conferences across all maritime sectors, management training courses for shipping professionals, training seminars for travel agents and award schemes, including the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards. Seatrade publications include magazines, supplements and yearbooks, whilst Seatrade Insider provides daily cruise news online at seatrade-insider.com

Philips Spotlights New Cardiology Solutions and Unveils Ultrasound Technology at European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014

— Innovative cardiology solutions help deliver better care for more patients, respond to biggest challenges facing cardiologists

ANDOVER, Mass., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) today announced its presence at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2014, where the company is highlighting the full range of its cardiology solutions serving clinicians and patients across the care continuum from prevention and diagnosis, to treatment, recovery and wellness. Visitors to the Philips booth (#F500) will experience Philips’ new Cardiology Solutions approach, enabling clinicians and health systems to deliver better cardiovascular care for more patients, at lower a cost, in the treatment of coronary artery disease, structural heart disease, and heart failure.

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Philips Cardiology Solutions meet the needs of clinicians who are at the center of the cardiovascular care. Philips’ breadth of diagnostic and treatment solutions offer real-time tools to connect patient information with clinician knowledge, resulting in more personalized care, while innovations for recovery and wellness provide a safer transition from hospital to home.

“Interventional cardiology is continuously innovating new procedures to improve the lives of patients around the world,” said Gene Saragnese, CEO of Imaging Systems for Philips Healthcare. “Our cardiology solutions approach unlocks the data and insights necessary to improve efficiency in interventional cardiology, and together with our global customers and partners, we’re creating care delivery to optimally support clinicians and patients.”

One of the leading global conferences on cardiovascular care, the ESC Congress 2014 will showcase the industry’s most promising research and leading innovations. Throughout the event, Philips and physician partners will be participating in several symposia and presentations on topics including big data in cardiology and anatomical intelligence.

On Saturday, August 30th, Philips’ newest ultrasound system will make its worldwide debut, with an unveiling at the Philips Booth (#F500) at 4 p.m. CET.  Beginning August 30th  and running through September 3rd at the ESC Congress 2014, Philips will also offer demonstrations of its advanced imaging and ultrasound solutions designed for every step of the patient journey, including:

Screening and Diagnosis

  • ST80i ECG Stress Testing System – Manages patient information from start to finish through bi-directional network connectivity and turns stress ECG data into actionable insights.
  • Philips IntelliSpace ECG – A multi-modality, multi-vendor, scalable ECG management system, providing access to patient data for review of time-sensitive ECGs on a smartphone, to help improve patient care through comprehensive and flexible workflow management.
  • Xcelera Image Management System – Integrated, multi-modality image management system for cardiovascular information offering access to multiple applications within a single flexible workspace for use in multiple locations and across multi-sites.
  • IntelliSpace Portal with TAVI package – Quickly assesses the aortic root anatomy for pre-TAVI planning and obtains crucial information about eligibility, proper device size, and a recommendation for C-arm angle for device deployment.
  • EPIQ Ultrasound – Philips’ most powerful architecture ever applied to ultrasound imaging.

Treatment

  • Allura Clarity with ClarityIQ – Industry-leading interventional X-ray system offering high image quality at a low [X-ray] dose.
  • EchoNavigator R2 with Image Fusion – Fuses live X-ray and live echo for intuitive, live image guidance during structural heart disease procedures.
  • Hybrid OR – Provides the ability to seamlessly perform a wide range of open and minimally invasive procedures in a single room.
  • Heart Navigator – Supports structural heart disease procedures by simplifying planning, device and projection angle selection and providing live image guidance to support device positioning.

Recovery and Care Management

  • Q-Station, with anatomical intelligence tools – Streamlines ultrasound data management and performs advanced visualization, analysis and quantification of Philips echo data.
  • Motiva mobile – A content rich and interactive telehealth platform that is part of the Chronic Ambulatory Care program (eCAC), specifically designed to help empower chronically ill patients to effectively manage their disease state.

For more information on Philips presence at the ESC Congress 2014, please visit http://www.philips.com/esc, follow the #ESCcongress conversation @PhilipsHealth and continue the conversation via the Philips LinkedIn Innovations in Cardiology Group

For more information, please contact:
Kathy O’Reilly
Philips Healthcare
Tel: +1 978-659-2638
Mobile: +1 978-221-8919
Email: kathy.oreilly@philips.com
Twitter: @kathyoreilly

About Royal Philips:
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 113,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

2014 Inter Lubric China: 15th Anniversary, A New Start for Us

SHANGHAI, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — With its successful conclusion in Guangzhou in 2013, Inter Lubric China is heralding its 15 years anniversary. The 15th China International Lubricants and Technology Exhibition (Inter Lubric China) wil…

2014中国-东盟电子商务峰会开启自由贸易发展新时代

北京2014年8月29日电 /美通社/ — 2014年9月16-17日,由中国电子商务协会、中国服务贸易协会电子商务委员会、广西壮族自治区人民政府、中国-东盟博览会秘书处共同主办的2014中国-东盟电子商务峰会将在广西南宁举行。

东盟是中国的好邻居、好朋友、好伙伴。自中国—东盟自贸区建设以来,双边经贸关系飞速发展。2013年,双边贸易额达4436亿美元,是2002年的8.1倍,年均增长21.8%。电子商务合作是中国与东盟国家经贸合作的重要组成部分。电子商务产业打破了传统的市场界限,打破了国界,已成为经济发展中最具活力和创造力、社会影响最广的新兴产业,为生产、流通、消费带来变革性的影响,在为企业创造更多的发展机会和空间的同时,在促进就业、带动传统产业转型升级、推动全球贸易增长和贸易便利化等方面,发挥了日益重要的作用。可以说电子商务已成为时代发展的趋势和潮流。

作为第11届中国-东盟博览会的内容,2014中国-东盟电子商务峰会将顺应电子商务发展趋势和潮流,紧紧把握建设“21世纪海上丝绸之路”带来的发展机遇,联合中国和东盟电子商务领军企业与知名机构,共同打造为全球企业参与中国-东盟电子商务项目与服务合作的顶级平台,推动电子商务成为中国-东盟自由贸易升级发展的新领域、新动力、新亮点。

本次峰会将围绕“跨境电商”、“数字互联网城市”、“互联网新经济趋势”三大主题,邀请来自中国和东盟各国的政府部门、重要商协会、知名投资机构与电商、移动、互联网企业领导以及知名经济学家开展高端对话和深入交流,为中国-东盟电子商务合作发展激发新创意、聚合新资源、促成新项目。

本着政府搭台,企业唱戏的目的,本次峰会邀请到了国内外多家知名的电子商务及传统企业的代表。来自阿里巴巴集团、搜房网等国内知名电子商务企业负责人将与国内领先的云计算基础设施服务供应商一起探讨电子商务与智慧城市发展经验与未来;作为传统企业代表,绿地集团、东森集团等将与兰亭集势等跨境电商领军企业负责人共同思考“跨境电商如何助力新丝绸之路的构建”;同时,全球连锁零售企业沃尔玛、国内新经济消费者洞察及研究咨询公司艾瑞咨询集团将与多家国内电商企业、知名投资机构负责人及东盟国家领军企业共话互联网新经济领域的创新话题。

此外,本届峰会还将举办中国-东盟电商领袖交流会等活动,进一步搭建中国与东盟各国、各地区与相关企业交流与合作平台。

目前,中国与东盟国家间经济的发展和贸易往来频繁,中国-东盟博览会的举办和中国-东盟自由贸易区的成立给中国和东盟两大经济体商品贸易提供了广阔的平台。自2004年创办以来,中国-东盟博览会已成功举办十届。依托博览会的优势与资源,2014中国-东盟电子商务峰会将为中国与东盟国家和地区的电子商务乃至整个新经济领域的发展做出了积极贡献。

Second Annual “Rama Rebbapragada Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry in Asia” Accepting Nominations for Extraordinary Recipient

SINGAPORE, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Drawing on the success of the inaugural award at last year’s Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific event, UBM, organizers of the show, are now accepting nominations for the second annual Rama Rebbapragada Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry in Asia.

This award will honor an individual who has made a particularly noteworthy contribution to the development of the cruise industry in Asia, distinguishing his or herself through dedication to, and passion for, the industry within the Pan-Asia region.

The award’s namesake, Rama Rebbapragada, embodied this dedication. During his quarter-century-long career with Royal Caribbean International, Rebbapragada created awareness of the potential of the Asia-Pacific cruise market to the international cruise community, while being a true friend to all who knew him all over the world.

The recipient will be chosen by a select group of industry leaders, and will be presented during Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific by Dr. Zinan Liu, Vice President, China and Asia, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited, who was a friend and colleague of Rebbapragada’s for many years. “I am so proud to have the honor of presenting this prestigious award in the name of my friend Rama, who was one of the most dedicated, loyal and passionate advocates for Royal Caribbean,” said Liu. “He made a particular mark in waking the world’s most populous region up to cruising. I look forward to sharing the stage with one who shares the same vision and aspirations as he did for the Asia cruise market.”

Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Made an outstanding contribution to the cruise industry in the Asia-Pacific region in 2014.
  • Served to significantly raise the profile, visibility and credibility of the cruise industry in Asia.
  • Represented the industry with dignity and professionalism

Nominations may be submitted to UBM by emailing christopher.dauer@ubm.com by October 15, 2014.

Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific will take place November 20-21, 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. For information about exhibiting or attending Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific visit www.cruiseshippingasia.com. Details regarding the Rama Rebbapragada Award may be found by clicking here.

Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific is organized by UBM in partnership with Seatrade Communications and is exclusively supported by Cruise Lines International Association and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association. Official Event Partner: Hong Kong Tourism Board.

WHERE: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.hkcec.com

MEDIA REGISTRATION: Media credentials are issued to bona fide journalists covering the convention. Review the media policy, request a media registration online or contact Jennifer Rosen.

Media Contact: Jennifer Rosen, +1-212-600-3332, Jennifer.rosen@ubm.com

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Additional news, information and announcements about Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific are available at www.cruiseshippingasia.com.  Find Cruise Shipping on Facebook, on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About UBM
UBM connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as Routes, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and over 1,200 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 19 market sectors with 160 exhibitions, 75 conferences, 28 trade publications, 18 vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

About Seatrade
Connecting the global cruise community – www.seatrade-global.com  
Established 40 years ago, Seatrade is a leader in cruise and maritime publications, conferences and exhibitions, training, awards and other special projects. Regular events include international trade exhibitions and conferences across all maritime sectors, management training courses for shipping professionals, training seminars for travel agents and award schemes, including the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards. Seatrade publications include magazines, supplements and yearbooks, whilst Seatrade Insider provides daily cruise news online at www.seatrade-insider.com   

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