Archive for June, 2009

fmx/09 – Comprehensive Photo Collection Available for Press Download

Sunday, June 21st, 2009


Stuttgart/Ludwigsburg, June 18 2009. Photos taken at fmx/09 – 14th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital Media are now available in the press section of the FMX website. Sorted by days, journalists can download photos for their reports for free.

Once again a photographer supported FMX by documenting this leading European conference on digital entertainment all-over. Captured were not only speakers in action, but also the general atmosphere of the event in Stuttgart, Germany. The wide collection of motifs can be found at in the section “press – media downloads – press photo gallery�. Please note: If you wish to download the pictures at a high resolution, please select a picture first and then click original image.

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photo credits: Reiner Pfisterer

fmx/09 was an event by Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, AIAS Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, ACM Siggraph and 5D Conference. It is funded by the Ministry of State Baden-Wuerttemberg, the Ministry of Economic Affairs Baden-Wuerttemberg, MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg Public Film Fund & Public Innovation Agency for Information Technology and Media, the FFA German Federal Film Board, and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. It is organized by the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, and NX Publishing.

For more information visit
Press relations: Nicola Steller, phone: +49-7156-350616, email:
A CD-Rom with photos from the catalog and the fmx/09 trailer can be sent on request.

Safety Biomarkers in Drug Development

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

The ability to accurately predict adverse events related to areas like cardiology, nephrology, neurology, haematology and hepatology is extremely exciting. Validated safety biomarkers provide the opportunity for smarter and earlier decision making in R&D, meaning project „kill“ decisions are made quicker, later-stage projects become less risky and hundreds of millions of dollars can be saved.

This conference will summarise what are the most innovative recent scientific developments and the most promising regulatory initiatives, as well as providing a platform for partnering amongst the pharma, biotech, diagnostics and academic sectors.

Why attend?

  • Understand the regulatory requirements to demonstrate safety through biomarkers.
  • Make partnerships and alliances with biomarker R&D experts.
  • Gain access to the latest successful biomarker development case studies.
  • Review multi-stakeholders perspectives: pharma, regulators, research institutes, academia & solution providers.
  • Learn how to integrate biomarker knowledge in monitoring safety in drug development to reduce risk.
  • Identify and understand better, advanced cardiac, renal, hepatological and neurological risk markers.
  • Discover cutting-edge approaches for identification and development of new markers.

Who will benefit:

Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Diagnostic & Academic research organisations:
CEOs / Vice-Presidents / Heads / CSOs / Managers / Professors and Scientists involved in: R&D, drug safety & pharmacovigilance, biomarker discovery/validation, molecular diagnostics, pharmacogenomics/genetics/proteomics, translational medicine, clinical science and development, molecular imaging, pre-clinical development, modeling and simulation, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics

Solution providers & consultants:
CEOs, Business Development, Senior Consultants, Regional Heads

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4th Annual Clinical Site Partnerships in Central & Eastern Europe

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009


Central & Easter n Europe continues to be one of the most attractive regions globally for running clinical trials. With its substantial pool of patients, centralized healthcare system and highly motivated investigators it still offers time, cost and quality advantages over other territories.

This event will build upon our previous meetings by examining in detail the current clinical landscape impacting clinical trials in the CEE & CI S region, dealing with longstanding regulatory obstacles, site selection and performance hurdles, approaches to ensure the quality and integrity of data and improving understanding of clinical trials amongst the region’s population. Particular attention will also be given to the continuing barriers to improvements in EU member states as well as Russia, Ukraine and the Balkan regions via focused conference sessions.

NextLevel Pharma’s “Clinical Site Partnerships in Central & Easter n Europe” event is the only meeting which provides the opportunity to participate in 1 on 1 partnering sessions enabling trial sponsor companies, CROs, clinical solution providers, and sites themselves to meet with one another to discuss potential partnerships.

Why attend?

  • Learn how CEE can consolidate its position as a highly productive region for clinical research.
  • Hear fresh perspectives from Ministries of Health, ethics committees, clinical research associations, patient organisations and sites as well as sponsor companies on how to improve the region’s clinical research infrastructure.
  • Gain vital local knowledge and improve relationships by hearing from sites directly via presentations and partnering meetings.
  • Develop your approach to train, motivate and support clinical teams in these specific regions.
  • Case study presentations from experts with focus also given to Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the Balkans.
  • Lear n and implement the most efficient partnership model in CEE to maximise the performance of your clinical partners.
  • Partner with the leading clinical solution providers operating in CEE/CIS in our exclusive 1-on-1 partnering sessions
  • Network and build the contacts & relationships you need at NextLevel Pharma ’s very popular & entertaining networking dinner.

Who will benefit:

Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Organisations:

Global / European / Regional / Country Heads of Outsourcing, Business Development, Clinical Operations, Clinical Development, Contract Management, Risk Management, R&D Sourcing, Vendor Relationship and Purchasing

CROs & Clinical Solution Providers:

CEOs, Business Development Directors, Product Managers, Marketing Managers and Country Managers from the region

Clinical Sites:

Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators, Study Co-Coordinators, Study Nurses and others involved in Clinical Research

Agenda Request

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Fax: +421 232 662 622




HR 360 Malaysia, 3-5 August 2009, Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009


[Malaysia] June 16, 2009 – The deepening recession in 2009 has put Human Resource in a challenging position to revisit and refocusi its priority to bring business to a more sustainable level. Organizations are constantly reviewing their companies’ financial health and tightening their belt to tide through this storm.

Cost- cutting measures have constantly led organization to look into downsizing and restructuring.

Thus, HR plays a crucial role in strategizing for the company to tide through this recession. 

HR 360 Malaysia will once again deliver an impactful programme by providing practical, hands-on case-studies which you can adopt and implement especially at this crucial time. This timely conference will focus and stress on leadership development and employee engagement – critical elements in the HR sphere – which cannot being overlooked, especially during the downturn.

In this conference, you will find practical steps that you can adopt and most importantly, implement, to help your organization HR to emerge even stronger from this crisis and remain sustainable.

HR 360 Malaysia is one of the largest international conferences to address the concerns voiced by the industry.

Meet HR leaders in one room, one location including:

Bursa Malaysia, Procter & Gamble, Allianz Malaysia, Scomi Group, Flextronics International, Certis Cisco Security, DIGI Telecommunication, Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC), Kulim (Malaysia), Taylor Nelson Sofres Malaysia, NEC Semiconductors (Malaysia), Petronas, ABM Consult, SilTerra Malaysia, Packet One Networks (Malaysia), Kontron Design Manufacturing Service Malaysia, CSE Automotive Technologies, Elken,

About HR Connection, All Events Group (AEG):

HR Connection is the subsidiary of All Events Group (AEG) for HR specific endeavors.
AEG is a leading business-to-business media company based in Singapore, empowering businesses to build competitive edge by facilitating skills development, networks with experts, and industry intelligence. By providing innovative solutions for Asia Pacific and the Middle East, AEG enables organizations to achieve marketing and business development objectives.

AEG caters to a diverse range of industries including energy, mining, finance and human resources. Its solutions range from conferences, congresses, tradeshows, road shows, trainings, publications, and platforms for networks and communities.
For more information, please contact:

fmx/09 Growing Numbers, Well-Established Quality

Monday, June 15th, 2009


This year, more visitors than ever from 41 countries participated in discussions, encounters and lots of exciting content. The relaxed atmosphere proved to remain a central aspect for specialists wanting to network and establish new business relations.

A total of 350 speakers from 25 countries took part this year in up to 10 rooms at the same time. The program with its special series of talks and different thematic focuses reflected the wide range of fields, interests and developments within CGI, emphasized their diversity and showed their common grounds.

Talks in fmx/conference included concepts uniting and overlapping into different specialized programs. �Immersive Design�, for example, was one of the central terms connecting the many disciplines at fmx/09. A side-effect of which was that participants had the possibility to think outside the box in reference to projects of their own. As technologies and forms of content converge in exciting ways these days, the fmx/09 program embraced and connected games, visual effects, animation, and portable imagery – all different parts of entertainment using the same technologies.

Top names filled the fmx/forum, presenting themselves in fmx/expo, holding workshops and engaging in fmx/recruiting even and especially in these turbulent times. Companies like Aardman, Double Negative, Pixar, Scanline and Sony Pictures Imageworks had plenty of jobs to offer, resulting in long lines of applicants who wanted to show their reels and open future professional doors.

In the first FMX school campus a big success with participating 25 schools another important focus of the conference lay on talents of the future, emphasizing the educational aspect of CGI. This was also reflected in the increased numbers of student visitors at fmx/09, while the total ratio of 61% professionals versus 39% students remained a perfect mix for both sides.

We would like to thank you for contributing to fmx/09. Partners, speakers and visitors alike help make the conference a success in their own special ways and enable us to present a perfect whole. Again thank you!

New fmx/09 pics

Enjoy the fmx/09 atmosphere once more and check out new pics and videos now available on our website.


Click on each banner to view daily impressions of fmx/09. Video impressions are available amongst our visuals.Day 1

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Maximise profitability during difficult economic times!

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Caspian Business Events are designed to ensure you can meet with the right potential new partners and customers – and what’s more, they come to you! – gain brand exposure by linking with our event’s media campaign, use us to launch new products and services, seek out local staff or distribution partners, generate and conclude contracts at the venue, meet, entertain and sustain your existing clients, use the opportunity to lobby the industry leaders and position yourself in this major market!

 For information about speaking, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at this prestigious events in Kazakhstan and how your company can promote its services to the high-level audience attending, please contact: Oleg Netchaev on +44207 617 7532 for more details, write to  and visit


IDTechEx’s Energy Harvesting Awards announced

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

By Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

The IDTechEx Energy Harvesting Awards were launched at the networking dinner at Robinson College on Wednesday 3rd June. Two awards were given out, recognising achievements in Best Technology Development and Best Application of energy harvesting in a product.

With entries from companies that offer unique solutions tailored for specific applications, the INFINERGYâ„¢ Micro Power Module (MPM) from Infinite Power Solutions (IPS) was the winner in the technology development category.

One of the judges, Professor Shashank Priya of Virginia Tech said: “At this juncture, there are two important requirements for all energy harvesting devices: adaptive circuit capable of accepting input from a wide range of harvesters, and conformable energy storage media.”

IPS claims that their MPM uniquely accepts energy from “badly behaved” voltage sources such as piezoelectric elements in a random vibration environment, or photovoltaic cells under low or variable light conditions.

“This is a significant achievement,” Professor Priya added.

Together with the THINERGYâ„¢ solid-state, rechargeable, thin-film Micro-Energy Cell (MECâ„¢) that has high power density, cycle life, and service life, IPS seems to have an advantage over competitors by integrating it with the power management module. This product can be integrated with a wide range of energy harvesters eliminating the need for conditioning circuits and energy storage.

“INFINERGYâ„¢ offers a solution that cuts across multiple scenarios and has the ability to become part of varying range of devices,” Professor Priya concluded.

In the field of best application, MK Electric-Honeywell was the winner.

MK Electric’s ‘enabled by EnOcean’ Echo range of self powered switches, launched in May 2008, involves no wires, no batteries and no fuss. There are currently over 100,000 EnOcean-enabled buildings in existence today which projects large future markets for wireless switches once the transition of this technology to regular households becomes a reality.

The benefits of such technology – combined with MK Electric’s market-leading wiring devices and accessories – include almost instant switch installation; total location flexibility of light switches within buildings; and easy relocation, re-installation and considerable cost-savings when ‘churning’ commercial spaces.

The important Mond Laboratory building at Cambridge University has become the first educational establishment in the UK to feature MK Electric’s Echo range of self-powered, wireless and battery-less light switches. The constraints of working with listed buildings – such as the Mond – made MK Electric’s Echo switches an ideal solution; as they obviate the need for chasing – or any wiring in the walls.

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To find out more about the Energy Harvesting & Storage conference series please contact the Event Manager Mrs. Corinne Jennings at

IDTechEx Dates:
RFID Europe 2009 | Sep 29-30 | Cambridge, UK
Printed Electronics Asia 2009 | Sep 30-Oct 1 | Tokyo, Japan
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

Exhibitors take-up rate increases at BMAN Expo Asia 2009 despite the economic downturn

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

  Newsletter Issue 3

Exhibitor take-up rate
increases at Building Maintenance and Asset Management Expo Asia 2009
despite the economic downturn


Bangkok, Apr 2009 – Despite the global economic crisis worsening by the day, exhibitor take-up rates to participate at Building Maintenance and Asset Management Expo Asia 2009 (BMAM EXPO ASIA 2009) has been better than expected. This positive response from the industry clearly reflects the strong market demand for effective cost saving solutions amid the current economic climate.

Facility owners and managers in Thailand and the surrounding South East Asian region are facing a variety of constraints and challenges, such as shrinking maintenance budgets and resources constraints. There is a greater understanding that conserving resources and cost savings go hand-in hand. This has in turn created strong interests and needs for building systems and high performance solutions to combat rising costs.

Mr Loy Joon How, General Manager of Impact Management Co., Ltd., which is the organizer of BMAM EXPO ASIA 2009 said that cost savings in energy has never been more emphasized until now, especially in old buildings and facilities that are in need of upgrades. Mr Loy added that even in newer facilities, there are commitments to seek solutions that help to optimize energy conservation, especially in HVAC systems, computerized energy management systems, effective maintenance programme, insulations, and other electric-components upgrades.

High on the do to agenda list for facility owners and managers are controlling and reducing maintenance cost. Facility systems such CAFM and CMMS are attracting strong interests from facility owners and managers as they look for effective solutions that can assure their building assets are fully utilized at the lowest possible costs, while maximizing the benefits to their building’s lifecycle. Preventive maintenance and condition monitoring solutions are also gaining prominence, replacing the traditional use and replace policies.

This newfound urgency to maximize efficiency and value of building assets is pushing up demands for integrated facilities management and outsourcing solutions to achieve sound energy management, cost control and containment and quality assurance. Responding to these market needs, Sodexo, one of BMAM EXPO ASIA 2008 and 2009 key exhibitors, recently created a series of tailored integrated facilities management solutions ranging from technical facilities management, grounds and landscaping management, laundry, catering, cleaning, pest control, reception to even accommodation services.

Asia’s facility maintenance and asset management market is expected to enjoy unprecedented growth in the coming years. It is against this market backdrop that BMAM EXPO ASIA 2009 is being staged in response to the market demands and interests across Asia.

Taking place in Bangkok from 3 to 5 September 2009, this international exhibition and conference will bring together all key players in the business and market under one roof and serves as the dedicated market place for the showcasing of technologies, equipment, tools, methods and solutions to key engineering decision makers, maintenance professionals, facility owners and managers from across Asia.


For more information on BMAM EXPO ASIA 2009, please visit or contact us below

Mr. Soradol Surattiantra
IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
99 Popular Road, Banmai Subdistrict, Pakkred District,
Nonthaburi 11120, Thailand.
Tel: +66 (0) 2833-5120
Fax: +66 (0) 2833-5127-9
E-mail: or


IMPACT Exhibition
Management Co., Ltd.

99 Popular Road, Banmai Subdistrict, Pakkred District, Nonthaburi 11120, THAILAND

South Africa to host the 17th IFAA

Monday, June 1st, 2009



IFAA 2009
Join us in Cape Town, South Africa from August 16 – 19, 2009 for the
International Congress of the Federation of Associations of Anatomists

On behalf of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA), the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa has great pleasure in inviting you to take an active role in the 17th Congress, to be held during 16-19 August 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa
The scientific congress brings together anatomists and other scientists from around the globe. At this Congress a great array of diverse topics on the structure and function of the human and animal body including methods of teaching and learning anatomy and the history of anatomy are presented and debated.

The Congress city, Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world offers an experience of a life-time

We look forward to the pleasure of greeting you at what promises to be an exciting and fruitful meeting.
See you in Cape Town!

Don’t Miss this Wonderful Opportunity to Present
your Company Activities in the Field

Early Bird Registration Exhibition & Sponsorship

For further information visit us at:

Paragon Conventions
Tel: +41 (0) 22 5330 948

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