Author: Marie Jones

The 2024 ASEAN Board Trends Survey by the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia calls on boards to take stock of their effectiveness by addressing the five critical areas of board governance in Southeast Asia and introduces the ASEAN Directors Registry to advocate for enhanced regional representation. The Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM) recently concluded a comprehensive survey across Southeast Asia in collaboration with its eight (8) partners under the ASEAN IOD Network that highlights the imperative for boards to sharpen their foresight to assess and steer their organisation’s business model, governance, talent, dynamics, and culture as they position their boards…

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Asia Photonics Expo 2024 will be held from 6 to 8 March 2024 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre (Marina Bay Sands) Basement 2. Spanning an expansive 15,000 square meters, APE’s showfloor will accommodate 400 exhibitors, connecting with over 5,000 visitors. This vibrant platform will present a wide range of technologies and solutions in application industries such as semiconductor, security, robotics, medical, intelligence driving, and information and communications. It provides the perfect opportunity for your brand to catapult into the Asia market. With only 5 weeks remaining until the grand opening of APE, don’t miss out on the chance to forge strategic partnerships and enhance your…

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    Dr. Quinton Hennigh and Mr. Brent Omland Appointed to Company’s Board of Directors DYNR-DynaResource, Inc. (OTCQB:DYNR) (DynaUSA, and the Company) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Dr. Quinton Hennigh and Mr. Brent Omland as Directors to the Board of Directors of the Company; and that the Company accepted the resignations of Dr. Jose Vargas Lugo and Mr. Ronald Vail from the Company’s Board of Directors in order to make the two Board Seats available. The appointments and resignations are effective February 16, 2024. Dr. Vargas Lugo will remain in his position with the Company as Director of Operations…

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Network with Industry Leaders: Forge Valuable Connections and Collaborations at 3rd edition of World CyberCon META 2024 The Cyber Express is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated World CyberCon META 3rd Edition, scheduled for May 23, 2024, in Dubai.As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve globally, this one-day event promises to bring together experts, professionals, and enthusiasts to explore the latest trends, challenges, and innovations in the field. Under the theme “Securing Middle East’s Digital Future: Challenges and Solutions,” World CyberCon META Edition 2024 is set to be an unparalleled gathering of industry leaders and visionaries. Attendees will have the opportunity…

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After the huge success of the BLUETTI AC500, which set a crowdfunding record of $12 million on Indiegogo, BLUETTI is back to shake things up by launching its first ecosystem SwapSolar on February 22 at AEDT 1 am. First unveiled at CES 2024, the SwapSolar includes the world’s first LFP-powered MultiCooler portable fridge and the AC180T hot-swappable battery power station. This groundbreaking duo offers an unprecedented blend of convenience and functionality for outdoor activities. Meet BLUETTI SwapSolar: Two Birds, One Stone The SwapSolar is not just a product; it’s an answer to your outdoor power needs, ice-making desires, and long-distance travel cooling cravings -…

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WeWork, a company once valued at US$47 billion, has filed for bankruptcy in the U.S.. While such high-profile situations can potentially cast a shadow over the industry’s outlook, we at The Executive Centre (TEC) maintain our confidence that premium, innovative flexible workspace solutions continue to be in high demand. Boosted by evolving corporate strategies and a renewed appreciation for workplace flexibility, the current landscape presents a fertile ground for high-quality flexible offices, tailored to the unique needs of the modern workforce. This whitepaper aims to provide insights into the flexible workspace industry in Asia-Pacific (APAC), and to debunk the misconception…

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– The collaboration signifies Emirates NBD’s continued commitment to fostering innovation and excellence in the financial sector – Dubai FinTech Summit will serve as the perfect platform for Emirates NBD to showcase its cutting-edge solutions and initiatives – This event will spotlight the bank’s efforts in developing customer-centric solutions to address the evolving needs of the financial industry Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Türkiye) region, joins the Dubai FinTech Summit, organised by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), as a Premium Banking Partner, underscoring its dedication to drive innovation and excellence in…

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DC Healthcare Holdings Berhad (DC Healthcare or the Group), an aesthetic medical services provider specialising in the provision of non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures, is pleased to announce the openings of the Group’s new branches in Johor Bahru (Taman Molek), and Ipoh (Bandar Seri Botani). These new facilities underscore DC Healthcare’s ongoing commitment to extending reach and making premier aesthetic treatments more accessible across Malaysia. Equipped with advanced aesthetic technologies and staffed by a team of seasoned professionals, the new branches reflect DC Healthcare’s dedication to excellence and patient-centered care. The introduction of these facilities aligns with the Group’s strategic…

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Boosting diverse economic development and reinforcing the city’s role as a global business and C&E hub The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) today announced its major focus areas for 2024-2025, which strengthen Hong Kong’s status as a leading global business and investment hub and convention and exhibition (C&E) centre. The HKTDC is committed to promoting Hong Kong’s advantages internationally and creating opportunities for Hong Kong businesses. HKTDC Chairman Dr Peter K N Lam said: “With the record-breaking attendance at our Asian Financial Forum (AFF) in January, it is clear that international business leaders and investors have returned to Hong Kong. Looking ahead,…

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14th March 2024, Navigating the Digital Frontier at the Digital Transformation Summit In the digital age, maintaining competitiveness requires a deep understanding of technological advancements and how they can be leveraged. Australia has faced challenges in keeping pace with technological advancement, potentially creating obstacles for innovation and digital adoption. Maintaining competitiveness in the digital age requires a thorough grasp of technical developments and their applications. Australia has to deal with a disjointed and antiquated digital infrastructure, as the regulatory framework may find it challenging to keep up with new developments in technology, which could impede innovation and the use of…

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Motwani Jadeja Foundation and Atlantic Council Forge Alliance to Propel India’s Global Agenda Forward In a pioneering collaboration, the Motwani Jadeja Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of the “Motwani Atlantic Council Delegation to India” in partnership with the esteemed Atlantic Council. This delegation comprises six distinguished experts deeply immersed in India’s dynamic narrative across various sectors, including economic development, foreign policy, security, culture, and innovation. Motwani Jadeja Foundation Launches the Motwani Atlantic Council Delegation to India The Motwani Atlantic Council Delegation to India is poised to play a pivotal role in the upcoming ninth edition of the Raisina Dialogue, a…

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– Langham Place Mall achieved an above-market average performance with tenants’ sales growing significantly by 50.5% – The office leasing market remained challenging – Langham Place Office Tower achieved BEAM Plus Existing Building Platinum Certification Champion Real Estate Investment Trust (HKG: 2778), the owner of Three Garden Road and Langham Place, announces its financial results for year ended 31 December 2023. Summary of financial results FY 2023 FY 2022 Change Total Rental Income (HK$ million) 2,312 2,359 -2.0% Net Property Income (HK$ million) 1,946 2,031 -4.2% Distributable Income (HK$ million) 1,122 1,298 -13.6% Distribution per unit (HK$) 0.1683 0.1954 -13.9%…

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Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (HKIRA) is pleased to announce that public nomination is now open for the HKIRA 10th IR Awards 2024 (the ‘Awards’). This will be the tenth consecutive year of the Awards at which best IR and corporate governance practices are recognized among Hong Kong listed companies. Dr Eva Chan, Founding Chairman of HKIRA, said, “This is the 10th year of the IR Awards launched since 2015. The IR professionals is facing with a high inflation, high interest rate and volatile geopolitical environment, which is a challenging year for financial markets around the world. During such times…

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On February 20, 2024, E Fund Management Co., Ltd. (E Fund) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Riyad Capital, to enter into an agreement to collaborate on sharing local investment expertise. The MoU was signed at the Saudi Capital Market Forum 2024 in Riyadh. E Fund, the largest fund manager in China, is pleased to announce a new cooperation with Riyad Capital, a leading asset manager in Saudi Arabia. This collaboration aims to combine the strengths and expertise of both organizations to enhance investment opportunities and create long-term, sustainable value for clients. The cooperation will leverage both firms’ extensive knowledge…

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Welcome and embrace participants from all over the world with a woven obi design TOKYO, Feb 21, 2024 – (JCN Newswire) – TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Group CEO: Koichiro Tanaka) will provide and donate pure gold, pure silver, and pure bronze medals to the top three men and women finishers of the marathon and wheelchair marathon events at the Tokyo Marathon 2024. The Tokyo Marathon 2024 is organized by the Tokyo Marathon Foundation, and will be held on March 3, 2024; the wheelchair marathon has been officially sanctioned as an international event since 2016. Rare Medals Made…

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Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSXV: GMG) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has successfully passed the ISO 9001:2015 audit and is now certified to be in compliance with this internationally recognised standard for quality management systems. This achievement underscores GMG’s commitment to providing its customers with the highest quality products and services, while continuously improving its internal processes. The ISO 9001 certification process involved a rigorous assessment of GMG’s quality management system, covering all aspects of its operations, from customer service to production, delivery, and technical support. The successful audit demonstrates that GMG’s system meets the…

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The 29th Edition of the World Blockchain Summit, an event by Trescon, returns to Dubai on 22nd and 23rd April 2024 bringing together leading innovators, investors, enterprises, thought leaders, entrepreneurs under one roof to debate and dissect the trending issues and challenges that are rapidly reshaping the regional blockchain and web3 ecosystem. Held at the prestigious JW Marriot Hotel, Marina, the event emerges as the focal point for innovators to play a central role in establishing Dubai as the blockchain capital of the MENA region. With the implementation of key initiatives such as the Dubai Blockchain Strategy, Dubai Metaverse Strategy,…

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The partnership expansion strengthens acceptance opportunities for JCB’s 156 million cardmembers worldwide across eight luxury shopping Villages TOKYO and LONDON, Feb 20, 2024 – (JCN Newswire) – JCB International Co, Ltd, the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co, Ltd, and Value Retail, creator and operator of The Bicester Collection, today announced the expansion of their partnership for another two years, following the success of the initial three-year partnership. This offering will be available in eight luxury shopping destinations across Europe. With the increase in international travel, the extension of this collaboration provides new growth opportunities. In line with JCB’s commitment…

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John Mattone has been selected as the World’s #1 Executive Coach and Coaching Authority for the fifth time in the past six years by the research organization Globalgurus.org. Dr. Peter Chee was #2 and Tony Robbins was #3. As a bestselling author and globally renowned coach, speaker, and educator, John Mattone will be honored at the 2024 Annual Gala in Bali by Global Gurus. John Mattone – World’s #1 Executive Coach John Mattone has been selected as the World’s #1 Executive Coach and Coaching Authority for the fifth time in the past six years As a reputable research organization, Global…

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Small businesses are embracing digitalization and catering to their customer needs through a variety of online channels. With new technologies emerging such as artificial intelligence, there is no time like the present to help your small business grow by taking advantage of the online world. A GoDaddy 2023 global survey examined the status of small businesses including their ways to reach customers and survive in highly competitive markets. APAC countries surveyed, including Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, showed use of a business website, online store, ecommerce or a combination of them ranking at 57% of survey respondents. These results support having…

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