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People Creating Value: Aligning Visions for Superior Product Development

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Bart Velthuizen of People Creating Value, a sponsor at the marcus evans Industrial Design Summit 2010, on superior innovation in product development.

Interview with: Bart Velthuizen, Chief Executive Officer, People Creating Value

Cannes, France, November 10, 2010 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Product design and development companies need to align their visions of technology and future consumer behaviours to enhance the chances of new breakthroughs, says Bart Velthuizen, Chief Executive Officer at People Creating Value. Companies that stand out are those who have found matches between the two. From a sponsor company at the marcus evans Industrial Design Summit 2010, in Cannes, France, 22 – 24 November, Velthuizen discusses his thoughts on aligning visions for superior innovation and creativity.

What makes a product user-centric?

Bart Velthuizen: Having a user-centric design methodology is the best way to ensure products are user-centric. Experts often ask potential consumers what their expectations of the future are, to build a picture of what people need or what they will need in the future. Product designers need to analyse and translate consumer insights into product specifications, and use that data to guide product development in a structured way.

What brings product loyalty?

Bart Velthuizen: Product loyalty comes from product quality. Manufacturers need to make simple and beautiful products which address and fulfil customer needs. The consumer will remember the quality next time he or she buys the product.

How can product design executives reach superior levels of creativity and innovation?

Bart Velthuizen: Innovation has hundreds of definitions. We chose the definition of people creating value through the implementation of new ideas. This is not about creating new ideas but implementing ideas and creating value in new ways.

Companies that stand out in the world do two things: they understand their customers’ needs and combine that with creative technology to get matches between the two.

What are some of the upcoming developments that the industry should prepare for?

Bart Velthuizen: There will be a scarcity of certain materials and we will need to find ways of using renewable or recyclable materials. There are also toxicity and environment issues to consider. The choice of material in product development is becoming more and more critical.

What long-term strategies would you recommend?

Bart Velthuizen: I would advise aligning visions of technological capabilities with visions of future behaviours. We will be seeing many companies working on brilliant ideas and not finding the right market, either because it does not exist or because there is no access to it.

If you have built a vision of how consumers are going to behave in the future you have to do the same with technology; organise a radar function to spot new and emerging technologies, and try to align those two visions into one long-term vision for your consumers and technology. Doing so will enhance the chances of finding a new breakthrough.

Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits Division

About the Industrial Design Summit 2010

This unique forum will take place at the Majestic Barri̬re Hotel, Cannes, France, 22 Р24 November 2010. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The summit includes presentations on engineering consumer experiences, successful product development, the eco-design revolution and heightening brand loyalty.

For more information please send an email to Jana Urbanovska at news@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event website at www.industrialdesignsummit.com/media_GTM_bv

Please note that the summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.

About marcus evans Summits

marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-to-one business meetings. For more information, please visit www.marcusevans.com

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About People Creating Value

People Creating Value evolved from the successful collaboration between the companies De Loft and First. In September 2009, they launched People Creating Value as a design consultancy for integral product development offering an extensive range of competences.

For more information: www.peoplecreatingvalue.com

India’s Only Eclipse, Independent Summit for The Eclipse Ecosystem: Eclipse India Summit 2009

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Eclipse is no longer open source’s best-kept secret. It has come out of the closet, and how! Now at a crossroad in its evolution, the ecosystem’s footprint is broadening to encompass a larger spectrum of offerings for software developers in areas such as modeling, embedded, mobile, RIA and Ajax, SOA and dynamic languages. The 2009 edition of Eclipse India Summit (ESI), Asia’s first and annual Eclipse-only show, will feature intensive talks on all that developers need to know when using Eclipse-based tools and technologies. The summit will held July 17-18 in Bangalore.

One of the largest user bases for Eclipse in the world, the Indian ecosystem of software/tool developers and technology companies are benefiting from quick time-to-market and standardized user experiences by building their tools using Eclipse technology. Brought to you by Saltmarch Media, producers of the hugely successful Great Indian Developer Summit (www.developersummit.com/) the summit will feature four core tracks that hold relevance, immediacy and impact for the Eclipse ecosystem in India: Product Development Essentials, Modeling Techniques, eDevelopment, and Ganymede Cool & New.

 The summit will feature eight in-depth workshops (3 hours each) catering to the intermediate and advanced levels, 12 focused sessions (1 hour each) and plenary talks from industry leaders. The program covers Rich Client Platform, Rich Ajax Platform, PDE Plug-in Development Environment, Eclipse Communication Framework, Graphical Editing Framework, Model-to-Model Transformation, Embedded RCP, Data Tools Platform, Testing and Profiling Tools Platform, Equinox/OSGI, BIRT, Ganymede Cool & New and more through various interactive discussion formats. High-profile speakers at the summit include Doug Clarke, Ilya Shinkarenko, Anshu Jain, Annamalai Chockalingam, amongst others.

 EIS 2009 will provide a high-quality learning and networking experience, with the most intelligent minds and proactive technology organizations who use Eclipe. The only question now is, can you afford to miss out on your winning advantage? Register now to secure your place at this premier learning, networking and deal-making forum. For participation opportunities contact: Poonam Sharma (Mobile: +91 99020 77327, Telephone: +91 80 4005 1000, e-Mail: info@eclipsesummit.com). For more information, visit the summit home at http://www.eclipsesummit.com/.

Solar Cells – More Applications Emerging IDTechEx, Cambridge, UK By Dr. Harry Zervos, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Solar Gadgets

Solar cells are not only about big solar farms or rooftop installations. Green initiatives are taking over the world of gadgets as well and here are a few examples of integration of solar cell technology into products that have been around for a long time and will benefit from the kind of independence solar technology can provide (on a sunny day…)

Hands Free

The Vero ENB-100 Bluetooth kit is apparently the world’s first solar powered Bluetooth hands-free car kit. But since its introduction, a few more offerings have become available such as the Prestigio Solar Bluetooth Hands Free. Bluetooth technology leaves both hands free to drive and its solar battery means you are free of cables in the car. It solves the problems of safe talking in the car and recharging without energy sources.

The R1 Solar Bluetooth Handsfree Kit is a portable car speakerphone equipped with a solar panel — eight hours in the sun will give you 60 hours of talk time. Users can control the device and their phone via voice prompts and conduct a conference call from anywhere. The dual microphones are designed to pick up voices from as far as 30 feet away with their 360 degree array. Users can also choose Isolation Mode, which will only pick up voice in one microphone.

Samsung Blue Earth

The Blue Earth is the first such phone to the market and charges up via the solar panel on the back of the phone, apparently generating enough electronic power to make a call anytime. Adding to those green credentials, the Blue Earth is made from a recycled plastic called PCM, which is extracted from water bottles.

The packaging for Blue Earth is designed to be both small and light, made from recycled paper, and comes with a 5 star energy efficient charger which uses standby power lower than 0.03W.

… and the wild card…

Lingerie maker Triumph International presented its “Photovoltaic-Powered Bra” during an unveiling in Tokyo in May 2008. The camisole bra, which the company calls “earth and human friendly”, features a solar panel which can display messages on the removable small electric board when the cell generates electricity. The bra is also equipped with pads designed to hold beverages so that the usage of cans and plastic bottles can be reduced, the company said.

IDTechEx Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon in Dresden, on the 7th and 8th of April 2009 might not feature more news on the solar bra, but its focus on end user adoption of innovation will guarantee fruitful interaction with the people who are ready to implement solar solutions in their product ranges, from automotive manufacturers like FIAT all the way to small device producers such as SOLARC with products such as cocktail stirrers and solar powered milk frothers. Small scale or large, solar cells are here to stay.

Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon Europe 2009

Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon Europe 2009, co-located with Printed Electronics Europe, is in Dresden, Germany on 7th and 8th April. This conference maps the launch of many forms of flexible solar cell designed for replacing everything from power stations to batteries, but also making totally new things possible in e-packaging, skin patches delivering drugs and mobile phones and laptops that will never have flat batteries. With over 50 exhibitors and over 700 attendees, this is set to be the biggest event of its kind. For more information on the conference, visit www.IDTechEx.com/pvEurope.

For more information on the topic please contact the author Dr. Harry Zervos at h.zervos@IDTechEx.com or to find out more about the Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon Europe 2009 conference please contact the Event Manager Mrs. Chris Clare at c.clare@IDTechEx.com

IDTechEx Dates:
Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon Europe 2009| April 7-8 | Dresden, Germany www.IDTechEx.com/pvEUROPE
Printed Electronics Europe 2009 | April 7-8 | Dresden, Germany www.IDTechEx.com/peEUROPE
Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe | June 3-4 | Cambridge, UK www.IDTechEx.com/eh
RFID Europe 2009 | Sep 29-30 | Cambridge, UK www.IDTechEx.com/RFIDeurope
Printed Electronics Asia 2009 | Sep 30-Oct 1 | Tokyo, Japan www.IDTechEx.com/peASIA
Energy Harvesting & Storage USA | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA
RTLS & Wireless Sensor Networks Summit | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA
Printed Electronics USA 2009 | Dec 2-3 | San Jose, USA www.IDTechEx.com/peUSA
Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon USA 2009 | Dec 2-3 | San Jose, USA
www.IDTechEx.com/pvUSA

Zona Verde Expo 2009

Friday, February 20th, 2009

ZONA VERDE Expo is the new alternative in the market that is breaking scheme. This Event is dedicated to promote the exposition and exchange of eco-friendly products and services, as well as organic life style, revolutionizing the market in Puerto Rico.

For nearly every category of products & services  there are green alternatives that are not yet known in our culture. Our goal is to increase awareness for our environmental challenges becoming more environmentally  conscious on an interactive platform with over a 100 booth exhibitors, interactive seminars & speeches, product sampling, film presentations, eco-fashion shows, organic cuisine, decoration, gifts and much more. Reaching thousands of consumers & businesses will help forward the goal of a cleaner and healthier environment. 

ZONA VERDE Expo is  directed to the family and the general public intending on becoming more environmentally conscious consuming this products. Also, educating its attendees on the increasing number of eco-friendly choices available for daily living and business.

Therefore  we want to make a positive impact in our society  providing businesses the opportunity to showcase green sales & distribution for this products & services.  It is important to mention that in order to advertise  this event we will have an extensive media campaign that includes: radio, press and television locally, including a strong media tour for the last week.

ZONA VERDE Expo will take place In the new green building  Puerto Rico Convention Center on March 14-15, 2009. This event is for our Island, our neighbors and ultimately our planet.  We hope that you become a part of it!!!

Regards,

Jillian Hopgood & Lorena Gil

ZONA VERDE Expo Producers

Show Dates:

ZONA VERDE Expo is a two day event.

  • Set up Date: Friday
  • Open to Public: Saturday and Sunday

AN INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR FOR GLOBAL HALAL PRODUCTS

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

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The World’s Newest Halal Industry Show HALALIST EXPO 2009 which will take a place between 13-16 August in Istanbul / TURKEY with national and international exhibitors. The Halalist Expo is the new gateway for the global halal product exporters.

HALALISTEXPO is going to bring key players of the World Halal Industry altogether such as Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, China, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Brazil, Australia, England, America, Belgium, France, Germany in Istanbul. The show provides opportunities to exhibitors to enter new potential markets (Turkey, Middle East, Europe, North Africa and Near East Asia)

Turkey is the 6th biggest economy in Europe and 16th in the world and natural bridge between Europe and Asia markets. The population of Turkey is 72 million and % 98 of the population is Muslim. Growing numbers figure that Turkey, Middle East Countries and European Muslim population have a big in share over $ 2,1 trillion world halal market and Turkey doesn’t have an official halal certificate organization therefore Turkish market is wide open to the international exporters.

WHY EXHIBIT
HALALIST EXPO will bring thousands of national and international manufacturers, suppliers and buyers to meet with Halal Industry professionals.

* The show provides opportunities to enter new potential markets. (Turkey,Middle East,North Africa and Europe)
* An effective platform to introduce your products to the global market.
* Over 30,000 visitors from 20 countries.
* An Entry point to Middle East Market and European Muslim Population.

EXHIBITOR PROFILE
Halal Food & Beverage

Food Packaging, Machinery and Catering Equipment

Islamic Finance and investment

Islamic Fashion and Textiles

Pharmaceuticals

Halal Cosmetics

Halal Certified Premises

Non-Food Products and Services

Government Departments, Associations

Media and Magazines


VISITOR PROFILE

Manufacturers

Retailers

Importers / Exporters

Distributors and Wholesalers

Investors

Suppliers

Hypermarkets & Supermarkets

Hoteliers and Restaurateurs

Groceries and Convenience store

Financial Services

Banking Institutions

Government Institutions

Halal Certification Companies

Islamic Federations / Associations

Publications and Magazines

For further information,please visit our official website; www.halalistexpo.com

IntertechPira’s Cosmeceuticals Summit offering discount to HBA X-Ceuticals attendees

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

IntertechPira, a leading conference and research organization is offering HBA X-Ceuticals attendees the opportunity to attend IntertechPira’s Cosmeceuticals conference at a 20% discount.

Set for March 9 -11, 2009 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL, US and co-chaired by Dr. Nava Dayan, Director, Research and Development, Lipo Chemicals, Dr. Philip Wertz, University of Iowa and Wen Schroeder, President, SEKI Cosmeticals LLC, this 4th international conference will include sessions on regulatory issues, the innate immune system of the skin, skin aging and innovations and new developments.

Each year since its launch in 2006, IntertechPira’s Cosmeceuticals Summit has raised the bar in terms of the information provided to participants. said Conference Director Christine Groff. 2009 continues in this vein with the inclusion of a new session, the innate immune system of the skin. We want to make sure that as many people as possible are able to participate in this unique industry event. Therefore, in recognition of the current economic situation and the fact that travel costs to Orlando may not be within budgets, we have decided to extend this offer to HBA X-Ceuticals attendees.

Featuring a holistic approach, speakers in this unique event will be specialists in a variety of disciplines from science, R&D, law, regulatory philosophy and marketing, and will offer a balanced combination of representation from academia, industry, regulatory authorities and research facilities. Confirmed speakers providing strategic insight from the cosmeceuticals industry include: Ben Gurion University, CeeTox Inc., Coty Testing Institute, Diffusion LLC, EMD Chemicals, Ernst & Young LLP, Estée Lauder Companies, Genemarkers LLC, Lipo Chemicals, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, MatTek Corporation, National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus Inc, NBMI/XetaComp Technology, Nu Skin Inc, SEKI Cosmeticals Inc and The University of Iowa.

NBMI/XetaComp Technology LLC and Genemarkers LLC recently joined the agenda with both presentations to be featured in the Innovations and New Developments session.

Charles Sheeny, President of NBMI/XetaComp Technology will speak on the aspects of nanoscale physical sunscreens by featuring a review of the performance impact of nanomaterials such as titanium and zinc oxides and their potential commercial aspect. Anna Langerveld, PhD, President and CEO of Genemarkers LLC will present on the use of genomics tools in skin care. She will discuss specifically how genomics can aid in formulating products and validate efficacy claims as well as the use of high throughput technologies for measuring gene expression and gene sequence, the use of gene expression tools to understand biological mechanisms in skin and current use of genomics in skin care industry and outlook for the future.

To view the final program and to learn more about the speakers, presentations and exhibitors visit the official website at www.cosmeceuticals-summit.com.

About IntertechPira

IntertechPira provides events, training, online information and publications across a wide range of zeitgeist issues and disruptive technologies affecting industry. Our 100% independent products are provided globally 24/7 and delivered by teams of independent experts at sites in Portland, ME, US and London, UK through 20 specialized industrial platforms. Our core competencies are information on: research and product development, globalization and new markets; production methods; regulatory and compliance.

Press Contact:
Sheri Bonnell, Press Officer
sheri.bonnell@pira-international.com
T: 207.781.9637
www.intertechpira.com
www.cosmeceuticals-summit.com

BMAM EXPO ASIA 2009 once again receives strong endorsements from industry associations and the media

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Bangkok, January 2009- Building Maintenance & Asset Management Expo Asia (BMAM Expo Asia)the international trade exhibition and conference dedicated exclusively on building maintenance and facility management industry in Asia recently announced that key industry associations and media organizations are once again confirming their support and participation at its 2009 edition which will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from 3-5 September 2009.

After the successful staging of the 1st BMAM Expo Asia in September 2008, the second edition of BMAM Expo Asia in 2009 is expected to be even bigger in scale and size, and bringing once again all key players in the business and market under one roof. Mr. Rex Tanasak Ruangteprat, the President of Thailand Facility Management Association (TFMA) said The success of BMAM Expo Asia 2008 represented a phenomenal development for facility management industry in Thailand and Asia. The upcoming BMAM Expo Asia 2009 will be a showcase for both latest technologies and innovative solutions.The event serves as a platform that addresses critical issues and trends pertaining to the industry and markets. TFMA is pleased to be a supporting organization of BMAM Expo Asia.

BMAM Expo Asia 2009 also acts as an educational platform for the industry. Mr. Chollachai Thammaviwatnukoon, President of The Building Safety Inspectors and Officers Association (BSA) commented “BMAM Expo Asia 2008 provided the educational forum emphasizing the importance of effective building and facility maintenance. We also see this event as an effective platform that created increased awareness for building owners and facility operators on building safety practices. We will certainly continue our support for BMAM Expo Asia 2009.

BMAM Expo Asia 2009 also received the support of trade media organizations such as Technology Media Co Ltd, a publisher of various leading engineering-related magazines and directories in Thailand and Asia. One of their most read magazines; the “Construction & Property Magazine has confirmed their participation and support for BMAM Expo Asia 2009 even before the 2008 event actually ended. Mr. Kitti Wisutthiratanakul, Managing Director of Technology Media said We are impressed by the professionalism of the show, from visitor registrations, booth arrangements to conference programmes. We have indeed benefited greatly from our participation as the event enables us to reach out to our target groups, especially those who wish to enhance their professional and industry knowledge through our magazines and publications. This event provided us with a cost effective opportunity to meet our existing and new customers within a short period of time. We will definitely attend the 2009 edition again!

The staging of the second edition of BMAM Expo Asia 2009 couldn’t come at a better time where Industries and companies across Asia are facing increasingly business and financial pressures, especially on thin operating margins amid the global economic turmoil. There is a growing awareness and emphasis on improving business processes through cost effectiveness, cost savings, sustainability and operational efficiency solutions to optimize the performance of facilities, plants, equipment, machineries and building assets.

Asia’s facility maintenance and asset management market expected to continue to grow at unprecedented rates and BMAM Expo Asia 2009 is well positioned to serve as the engine of growth and act as the key industry platform to support the continued growth of this emerging industry and market.

For more information on BMAM Expo Asia 2009, please visit www.maintenace-asia.com or contact us below

Mr. Wasu Rattanaporn
IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
99 Popular Road,Banmai
Subdistrict, Pakkred District,
Nonthaburi11120, Thailand.
Tel: +66 (0) 2833-5111
Fax: +66 (0) 2833-5127-9
E-mail: wasur@impact.co.th or bmam@impact.co.th

Leaders in Luxury Marketing Convene In London To Discuss Digital Strategies To Capitalise On The Luxury Consumer

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Worldwide Business Research today unveiled the confirmed speakers for its 2nd annual luxury global summit to be held next March in London, UK. Luxury Interactive Global brings together luxury executives to network and discuss the strategies needed to advance the customer experience online. With luxury spending declining in most established luxury markets and consumers embracing modern communication technologies luxury brands are attending this event to understand how their customers behave on- and offline and engage with affluent consumers through their preferred communication channels.

Matt Marcus, Worldwide Director eBusiness, Gucci, comments: ‘I’ve been waiting 5 years for an event that focuses on the interactive space for luxury brands I felt like I was in the company of “la crème de la crème” of marketing executives in the luxury industry- Kim Moeller, Global Brand Manager at Bang & Olufsen.

This year’s luxury summit will leverage WBR’s leading ecommerce research and offer compelling insights and case studies from 30 of the top global luxury leaders including:

Natacha Dzikowski, Advertising and Marketing Director, Christian Dior Couture
Dennis Valle, VP of Group Digital Marketing & Communication, Dolce & Gabbana
Michael Ward, Managing Director, Harrods
Julie Thompson, Head of Interactive Marketing, Lanc´me (FR)
Julia Gajcak, VP Marketing/Communications, The Ritz-Carlton
Eva Jeanbart Lorenzotti, CEO, Vivre
Kristin Knapp, Director, Innovative Distribution, Bulgari
Mark Everest, Head of Digital, Mercedes-Benz UK Limited
Darren Floyd, VP/GM Vera Wang Online, Vera Wang Bridal House Ltd.
Carmine Rotondaro, Worldwide Real Estate Director, Gucci Group

The direction of the conference this year will be segmented into the following 5 areas:
How to drive integrated luxury marketing for greater results in the high net worth market
Affluent demographic & behavioral insights to create relevant customer communications
Expanding international horizons to diversify your customer base and grow your market share
Identifying the ROI of luxury online brand activities, ensuring you best invest your limited budget
Improving the online user experience to drive customer engagement, keeping your brand top of mind

For registration and Summit information, visit: www.luxury-global.com or call +44(0)20 7368 9465

About Worldwide Business Research

WBR is the world’s biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, one of the world’s leading providers of strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. Our conference divisions consistently out perform their industry sector competitors on the quality of the events we produce and the relationships we nurture with both delegates and sponsors.

Every year over 10,000 senior executives from Fortune 1000 companies attend over 60 annual conferences a true who’s who of today’s corporate world. From Automotive events in Bucharest to Logistics conferences in Arizona and Finance summits in Hong Kong, WBR is dedicated to exceeding the needs of its customers around the world.

People are WBR’s most important asset, our competitive advantage is based on our ability to hire the best people, develop them in the right way and offer them the most exciting opportunities.

WBR US
Anchor House
15-19 Britten Street
London, SW3 3QL
Phone: +44(0)20 7368 9465
www.wbresearch.com
Media Contact:
Josephine Andrews
WBR
+ 1.646.200.7448
jandrews@wbresearch.com

SAVE YOUR DATE FOR IOFT 2008!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

As organisers, Japan Medical-Optical Equipment Industrial Association, Fukui Optical Association, and Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. are proudly to announce its’ 21st consecutive year, International Optical Fair Tokyo to be back at Tokyo Big Sight Japan from October 1-3, 2008. If you wish to witness the latest industry trend from frames to the technology, you must save your date for this leading optical trade fair in Asia. This year, Show Management is witnessing most excited response ever from the industry, expecting to welcome 500 exhibitors and 16,500 visitors to have 7.50 billion yen (approx. US$68 million) on-site sales during 3 day show period.

Both the exhibitors and the visitors expressed great satisfaction after the show in 2007. G–TTI from Switzerland said, IOFT proved to be a truly international show, and we received orders from Chinese and Korean visitors. This year, our 100,000 USD worth of orders exceeds the amount last year.Visual Tech from Taiwan said, We visited IOFT to buy the latest frames. There were many frames matching Taiwanese wealthy consumers, and we made orders around 30 thousand USD on-site. It was our first visit to IOFT, and we are pretty sure to visit again next year. Also Uno Optic from Korea said, “We walked around the fair thoroughly to buy fashionable eyewear. There were many overseas exhibitors in the BOUTIQUE Area targeting the Asian Market, and we made orders up to 40 thousand USD on-site.

Newly launched IOFT Eyewear Accessories Zone

With a huge demand from both the exhibitors and the visitors, Eyewear Accessories Zone is newly launched for IOFT 2008. Not only cases or clothes, but also fashion accessories, hats, bags, and other miscellaneous goods are gathered in this corner. It is a perfect place for the visitors to find various products that can go together with the frames, and this unique and dynamic platform gives a great opportunity to discover new perspective to the optical industry. Also with Eyewear Accessories Zone, there will be other special exhibit zones; IOFT BOUTIQUE, IOFT SHOP DESIGN, and IOFT LUXURY COLLECTION. IOFT BOUTIQUE is a corner dedicated to the world’s most avant-grade and expressive concepts in eyewear.

IOFT SHOP DESIGN was launched in 2005 at the request from many buyers as the shop displays are often as important as it is for the sales of the products. It will feature ever wider varieties of shop-display related goods in 2008. Lastly, IOFT LUXURY COLLECTION will showcase elegant, top-of-the-line eyewear, including platinum, gold and jewel frames. These precise zoning will help the visitors their easy access to what they are aiming for.

Special Events spice up the show!

Show Management will be hosting Reception Party, Eyewear of the Year (EOY) Award 2009, Best Dressed Eye Awards, and Educational Seminars. These special events spice up the show to draw more and more attention not only from the industry but also from the public.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the latest movement of the optical industry from Oct 1-3 at trend-setting city, Tokyo. Now is the best timing to mark your calendar and be keen for more news about IOFT 2008!

For more information please contact IOFT Show Management:
Attn: Satoko HOMBU (Ms)
18F Shinjuku-Nomura Bldg., 1-26-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0570, Japan
Tel: +81.3.3349.8508
Fax: +81.3.3344.2411
E-mail: ioft-eng@reedexpo.co.jp
URL: www.ioft.jp/english

Visit P-MEC India 2008: South Asia’s Number One Pharmaceutical Machinery and Technology Exhibition

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Today India occupies a significant position in the global pharmaceutical market. India is a country on the rise in every aspect and on every level, located in a region with unparalleled potential. India’s domestic market is expanding and developing rapidly and so are the opportunities within pharmaceutical manufacturing, procurement and technology.

P-MEC India 2008, the Pharmaceutical Machinery and Equipment Convention, will enable trade visitors to meet exhibitors from the Asian market. The event will most definitely be the place to see the latest products and developments within the pharmaceutical industry. In 2007, P-MEC India connected visitors and exhibitors from over 95 countries clearly illustrating the endless networking opportunities presented by this exhibition.

From processing and laboratory equipment to capsule fillers and automation, attendees come to P-MEC actively looking to form business partnerships and begin their purchasing process.

Three Key Reasons to visit P-MEC India 2008:
1. P-MEC India is the place to discover the latest innovations and developments in Pharmaceutical technologies and new applications.

2. Connecting visitors and exhibitors from all over the world, P-MEC India will provide you with endless networking opportunities.

3. It is India’s largest pharmaceutical machinery exhibition and you will get the chance to experience India’s booming pharmaceutical industry.

P-MEC India will be held alongside the renowned CPhI (The Convention on Pharmaceutical Ingredients) and ICSE (The International Contract Services Expo). Together, these events form the most essential meeting place for pharmaceutical buyers and specifiers worldwide.

Visit www.pmec-india.com to register for P-MEC India 2008: The perfect environment to generate new alliances, renew existing partnerships and benefit from the dynamic networking opportunities available to actively drive your business forward.