Archive for September, 2008

The Great Discovery: How Six Sigma can Empower the Ordinary to Achieve the Extraordinary!

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

In today’s business environment, there are three imperatives that are crucial to success. First, business leaders, at all levels, must seek new and better ways to make their organization more innovative in everything they do. Second, business leaders must continually strive to capture and deploy world-class practices that support the design and flawless execution of critical work processes. Third, business leaders must develop and retain a workforce of world-class leaders if the latter two objectives are to be fully realized.

To realize the aims of these imperatives, an organization must change the inner core of how its leaders and work teams think. But why is it so necessary to change the pattern of reasoning? Simply stated, every business breakthrough first begins its life as a thought; and a thought is the result of how a person (or group of people) thinks.

In his Keynote Address at the Global Lean, Six Sigma and Business Improvement Summit, taking place October 14 – 17 in Orlando Florida, Dr Mikel J. Harry, Principal Architect of Six Sigma will present a proven, systematic, time-tested way of leadership thinking. The Great Discovery can be rapidly deployed throughout any type of enterprise, regardless of product or service orientation from the bottom-up or top-down. It represents a way of thinking that can be quickly adopted and implemented by individuals and teams alike. In this sense, The Great Discovery can be immediately leveraged by leaders to better direct work teams toward the realization of a business dream or stretch goal.

WCBF’s 3rd Annual Global Lean, Six Sigma and Business Improvement Summit & Industry Awards presents an unrivalled speaker panel also headlined by other top business authors Matthew E. May, Kerry Patterson, Steven J. Spear, and Lee Cockerell, complimented by an outstanding speaker panel of industry leaders, CEOs and first-class Deployment practitioners addressing Lean, Six Sigma and process excellence for innovation and outstanding performance.

For details please visit the Summit Website or download the summit brochure and forward this to your appropriate colleagues.


Warm regards,
WCBF Inc

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Chicago
IL 60606
USA
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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.

MEGA SHOW will present a “Distinctly Asian” style for international buyers on their Southern China sourcing circuit this coming October

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Only at the downtown HongKong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 20-23 October and 28-30 October will the international buying community be able to see nearly 5000 exhibiting companies showing the most comprehensive selection of –

gifts & gadgets & premiums
toys & games
stationery & packaging solutions
festive and seasonal display and decorations
home decor & housewares
fashion jewellery, accessories and apparel
home fragrance, personal care and wellness products.

Not only from Hong Kong, Macau & China , but Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Holland , Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, U.A.E., UK, and USA plus
India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam – Truly Asian!

Visit www.mega-show.com for full details on the two shows and online registration is still available until end September for trade professionals.

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, HK
Dates: 20-23 October and 28-30 October 2008.
Organiser: Kenfair International Ltd. www.kenfair.com

Further information, please contact Linda Chan, Tel: (852) 2311 8216, Email: linda.chan@kenfair.com

Post Event: Renewable Energy India 2008 Expo

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

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(left to right )Mr Prem Behl, Chairman Exhibitions India Group felicitating Shri Vilas Muttemwar,Hon’ ble Minister of New & Renewable Energy,Government of India at the Inauguration Ceremony

Dear GoingToMeet,

Greetings from Exhibitions India Group!

We take this opportunity to thank you for supporting Renewable Energy India 2008 Expo.

The response to the Show was overwhelming.With more than 10,500 trade vistors, the event has been acknowledged as the largest fair on renewables in Asia.The quality of trade visitors and the high – calibre conference sessions were greatly appreciated by exhibitors as well as delegates . (see full post-event review here)

Please visit our website for show clipping.

We cherish our association with you and appreciate your support for our other upcoming shows 17 Convergence India & 3rd India Civil Aviation Week :Airport & Airline 2009 Expo.

We would like to confirm that Renewable Energy India 2009 Expo is being organised from 10- 12 August 2009 at Pragati Maidan. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has once again extended their support to the event. The event next year would be more comprehensive in its coverage as it will have 3 new sectors added to it : Cogeneration, Geothermal & Energy Efficiency.

We request GoingToMeet.com to extend support once again in driving greater awareness of renewables in India.

Sincerely,
Hena Ahmad

Sr.Manager – Communications
Exhibitions India Group
(An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company)
217 B Okhla Industrial Estate
II Floor & basement
Phase III New Delhi – 110 020
Tel: 91 11 42795168
Mobile No: +91 9999 600 622
Fax: 91 11 42795098/99
Website: www.exhibitionsindiagroup.com

One-of-a-kind luxury timepieces to be showcased at Dubai International Jewellery Week 2008

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

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Over 20,000 visitors are expected to get a first-hand glimpse at some of the finest watches in the world.

They say that one of the best ways to make a statement without saying a word is to make a big impression with what you wear. As far as style statements go, it’s hard to beat an exquisite timepiece around your wrist that says it all – style, class, precision, perfection and elegance. Dubai International Jewellery Week (DIJW), the region’s premier watch and jewellery exhibition, has earned a reputation over the years for being an event that is ahead of its time, and this year, the show is poised to sparkle more than ever with an exquisite collection of timepieces.

More than 500 brands, visitors, designers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers from 30 countries are set to share the stage at this year’s event, with the finest collection of timepieces seen in the region all under one roof. Many of the luxury timepieces will be featured in Areeq Dubai, the ultra-luxurious arm of DIJW which will showcase brands from the crème-de-la crème of the jewellery world. The biggest brand names and the most prominent watch distributors and exhibitors from the region and beyond, including Bin Hendi, Charles Oudin and Breitling to name a few, will be vying for the spotlight at the three day event that will attract the finest of Dubai high society.

If any indication was needed about the rising demand for quality timepieces, it lies in the increased ad spend by the watch and jewellery industry. Brands are raising the bar and digging deep into their pockets to get noticed and stay a step ahead of the competition, resulting in the ad spend for last year alone clocking in at $151.9 million, a remarkable 16.6% increase from 2006*. With the watch assuming a significant standing as a status symbol, the need to be different and stand out from the crowd is at an all time high. Customization is in, and is here to stay, and DIJW 2008 will provide the perfect platform for a series of new launches, niche designs and futuristic trends that will be unveiled for the very first time.

Money is not a barrier for elite, high profile executives who seek individuality and exclusivenessâ€? says Mr. Haissam Chamsine, Senior Vice President for Watches and Jewellery at Bin Hendi, one of the key exhibitors. “Over the years we have catered for various special custom made watches with retail prices ranging from AED 2 million to AED 6 million. Our most popular orders would be customised dials with initials, names or logos in fancy coloured diamonds, as well as a choice of bracelets, Bezels with diamonds, pave or baguette. The precious metal used here varies from Yellow, Rose or white gold as well as the most expensive Platinum. These are of course limited to only one or two pieces of luxury, which guarantees individuality and exclusivity he adds. Bin Hendi’s elite customers, like Jacob & co, Ulysse Nardin, Franc Vila, Nubeo and De La Cour, have been a popular target for customisation. The group has also introduced the GoldVish, the latest, most exclusive and most expensive mobile phone in the market, which will now join the existing luxury brands to get an exclusive customized touch.

The GCC has always possessed a population that has a thorough understanding of quality jewellery and timepieces said Ms. Trixee Loh, Senior VP, Exhibitions and Events Management, Dubai World Trade Centre. This coupled with their high-spending power and a thriving per capita income makes the region a perfect market for high-end jewellery and timepieces, making DIJW which incorporates Areeq, the ideal place to get a first-hand feel of the best in the business he added.

With the biggest names in the industry, an extremely high glamour quotient, a series of new launches and special events and lots more in store, Dubai International Jewellery Week is one show that any connoisseur of fine jewellery and timepieces cannot afford to miss. The event will be held from 11 to 15 November 2008 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Jewellery Collections Dubai and Jewellery Trade Dubai, the Retail and Trade elements of the show will take place from 11 to 15 November, while the Luxury event Areeq Dubai will be held from 13 to 15 November.

* According to Pan Arab Research Centre (PARC) figures.

About Dubai International Jewellery Week
Website: www.jewelleryshow.com

Dubai International Jewellery Week presents:
LUXURY Areeq Dubai, 13 – 15 November

The luxury watch & jewellery boutique

RETAIL & TRADE Jewellery Collections Dubai, 11-15 November

The ultimate jewellery retail event

Jewellery Trade Dubai, 11-15 November

The Middle East watch & jewellery trade event


About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Website: www.dwtc.com

As the organizer of Dubai International Jewellery Week (DIJW), Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) offers over 29 years’ experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 15 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.