Exquisite Craftsmanship and Chinese Classic Art to Blossom at 2014 Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair

TAIPEI, Aug. 1, 2014 /PR Newswire/ — Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair, the biggest international jewellery fair in Taiwan, will be held from 21 to 24 November 2014 at the Taipei World Trade Centre, Hall 1.

The current trend in Taiwan’s jewellery market is to combine Oriental flavor with Western quintessence.  The country’s designers are creating highly individualistic and unprecedented designs, which are filled with Chinese culture and modern aesthetics. The craftsmanship is developed and sophisticated, blending the designers’ infinite inspiration and innovative creativity. Many of them have received international awards and attention. Their artworks represent the strong personality and unique designs of Taiwan’s designers.

This year’s exhibition will feature a specially tailored “Designers’ Area” to spotlight the latest and most outstanding artworks of Taiwan’s leading and most talented jewellery designers. Over 40 designers will be exhibiting in this area and presenting their brilliant masterpieces.

Sneak Preview of Local Taiwanese Designers, Part II

Designer Chin-Tiao Shih

Mr. Shih has been working as a jewelry designer over thirty years. He loves to integrate folk culture and natural beauty into his artwork.

He has won numerous design accolades and patented his unique and innovative designs. He can transform the most traditional project into a forward thinking and modern masterpiece, and his aesthetic principal even breaks the limitation of techniques and materials to create a new breed of groundbreaking art. He attributes his endless inspirations to the ever-changing natural world.

As he says himself: “Art should imitate life, forever changing and evolving.”

Mr. Shih will present his own line, Atlen Jewelry Co., Ltd, at the Fair.

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Mr. Shih_Phoenix

Resplendent Phoenix

The Phoenix overlooks its splendid tail in a kingly way; you could feel its vigorous spirit through its condescending look toward us.

Its stately body and magnificent tail fully present the strength and beauty.

Mr. Shih uses a variety of precious stones with his superb skills into full play to present each stone’s characteristic perfectly.

Designer Wang, Yueh Yaw

Ms. Wang Yueh Yaw is well known for her Chinese influenced designs that pay homage to the rich tapestry of Chinese history and culture. You will find her artworks filled with oriental style design. She adores Chinese culture and loves to share the glory of it along with her jewelry to the world.

Her design mindset is usually based on Chinese auspicious meaning. She is inspired by each gemstone itself and gives each piece a rich story. You might consider them as an elegant landscape, a lyric or pastoral poem; when you purchase her jewelry collections, you are collecting a graceful story or historical series.

Ms. Wang’s designer pieces will be showcased in the designers’ area grouped with TCJDA.

Ms Wang_Moonlit Radiance on a Visage of Great Beauty

Ms Wang_Moonlit Radiance on a Visage of Great Beauty

Beauty under the Moon Series – Moonlit Radiance on a Visage of Great Beauty

Materials: Jade, Diamonds, 18KGold

Resplendently bright celestial crescent, under it stands a moonlit beauty, strumming delicately at her pipa, emanating forth the sweetest melodies. An oriole cheerfully chirps songs of joy, perched on a treetop; an enchanting harmony of entwined arias.

Designer Judie Ma

In 2011, Ms. Ma launched her flagship store Dynasty Artistic Jewellery Co., Ltd. Her sophisticated design is audacious and extravagant. Drawing inspirations from the Qing dynasty, her unique and extraordinary collection pays tribute to China’s last imperial dynasty.

Ms. Ma’s designer piece will be showcased in the designers’ area grouped with TCJDA.

Ms Ma_Qing Dynasty

Ms Ma_Qing Dynasty

Qing Dynasty — Imperial Classic Necklace

Materials: Tourmaline, kingfisher feathers, gilding, pearl, lazurite

The intricately designed necklace is quintessentially Asian with an aristocratic flair. Ms. Ma uses rare and exceptional stones such as dzi bead from Tibet and employs traditional techniques including Chinese filigree inlaying.

Designer Chun Ting Chang

Ms. Chang is a 23 year old young talented jewellery designer with a love for jadeite; she is always seeking for a fusion of jadeite and other precious stones. Her childhood memories and travel experience served as her design inspiration for transforming traditional jadeite pieces into modern stunning masterpieces. She gives a fresh take on classic jadeite jewellery. 

Ms. Chang’s designer piece will be showcased in the designers’ area grouped with TCJDA.

Ms Chang_Jadeite Bangle Watch

Ms Chang_Jadeite Bangle Watch

Jadeite Bangle Watch

In addition to reviving the traditional jadeite bangle, a whole new jewellery watch was born. The watch is provided with the feature of a jadeite bangle, while the refined craft of jewellery watch promotes the integrity itself. The practical and gorgeous bangle watch was given a rebirth not only by the warm texture of the jadeite, but also the whole new perfection.

Further Information:

Above are just some of the designers that will showcase their collections at the 2014 Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair. This B2B jewellery exhibition will feature group pavilions from Taiwan, India, Israel, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand and USA. Due to last year’s overwhelming success, the upcoming 2014 Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair will feature an additional special-themed pavilion. “Splendid Square” will showcase exquisite collections of the world’s finest jewellery, top quality loose diamonds, gemstones and other exclusive products. It promises to be a spectacular event.

For more details on the exhibition, please contact:
UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch
Room 306, 3F, No. 51, KeeLung Road, Section 2, Taipei 11052, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-2738-3898
Fax: +886-2-2738-4886
Email: info-tw@ubm.com
Contact: Ms. Rita Hung

Show Website: http://www.taiwanjewelleryfair.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/taiwanjewelry 

About UBM Asia Ltd. ( http://www.ubmasia.com/ )

Owned by UBM and publically listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is headquartered in Hong Kong and operates in all of the major countries across Asia. It has over 240 products, including and not limited to trade fairs, conferences, trade publications and on-line media. As Asia’s leading exhibition organizer, it stages market-leading events in numerous industries across the region. In the jewellery market, it organizes several jewellery exhibitions, including the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, the largest jewellery event worldwide.

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UBM Buys Seatrade Communications to Enhance Maritime Industry Offering

HONG KONG, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — UBM, owner and organiser of Cruise Shipping Miami, Marintec China, Sea Japan, and other events serving the Cruise and General Maritime industries worldwide, today announces its acquisition of Seatrade Communications Ltd. 

Seatrade is recognised as a brand leader in the global business to business maritime industries. The company’s Cruise sector events include Seatrade Latin America Cruise Convention and Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum, supported by Seatrade Cruise Review and the online portal Seatrade Insider. General Maritime events include Sea Asia in Singapore and Seatrade Middle East Maritime in Dubai, supported by the online Seatrade Global portal and Seatrade Magazine. In the Offshore Marine space it organises Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East in Abu Dhabi.

UBM and Seatrade have a long history of successful partnership on various maritime events worldwide. This acquisition brings together the two leading portfolios in this sector, serving to simplify the events landscape for customers and industry stakeholders alike.

Seatrade has been led by its Executive Chairman and owner Chris Hayman since 2003. Chris will remain with the business as Chairman, ensuring continuity of relationships, content and strategic guidance.The business will remain headquartered in Colchester, UK, with its offices in Dubai, Singapore and China continuing to drive growth in these regions.

Michael Duck, UBM’s Global Maritime Director and Executive Vice President of UBM Asia said:

“We have enjoyed a successful partnership with Seatrade for many years, and are delighted to now bring UBM and Seatrade together as one business to better serve our community of customers, delegates and readers across the maritime world. The unified portfolio and management structure will create a simplified, coherent and stronger global offering for our clients. From both a company and personal perspective, I am delighted that Chris Hayman – who is widely known and respected throughout the maritime industry – will be staying with the business. We look forward to working with him and the world class teams at both UBM and Seatrade over the coming years.”

Chris Hayman, Seatrade’s Chairman and owner, said: “Seatrade’s strategy of developing high quality events and global intelligence for the general shipping, offshore marine and cruise sectors, fits well with UBM’s world class events in these fields. We look forward to working with them to expand our combined global reach, and to provide the kind of content which is so critical to success in these dynamic industry sectors.”

Contacts

Mike Tan,

Senior Vice President,

UBM Asia

 

T: +852 2585 6120

E: mike.tan@ubm.com

 

Peter Bancroft,

Director of Communications,

UBM plc

 

T: +44 (0) 20 7921 5961

E: communications@ubm.com

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Notes to Editors

1. About UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 5,000 staff in more than 20 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to www.ubm.com; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM corporate news; follow @UBMNews for news from all UBM’s businesses; follow @UBM for a flavour of UBM from selected members of UBM’s Twitterati.

2. Website links

Marintec China: www.marintecchina.com

Sea Japan: www.seajapan.ne.jp/en

Cruise Shipping Miami www.cruiseshippingevents.com/miami

Sea Asia: www.sea-asia.com

Seatrade Latin America Cruise Convention: www.latinamerica-cruise.com

Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum: www.seatrade-middleeastcruise.com

Seatrade Middle East Maritime: www.seatrade-middleeast.com

Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East: www.middleeastworkboats.com

Seatrade Global: www.seatrade-global.com

Seatrade Insider: www.seatrade-insider.com

Seatrade Magazine: www.seatrademagazine.com

3. Image

A high resolution image of Michael Duck, UBM’s Global Maritime Director and Executive Vice President of UBM Asia, and Chris Hayman, Seatrade’s Chairman, is available on request.

Pactera Becomes Number One China-based Offshore IT Service Vendor

BEIJING, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pactera Technology International Ltd., a global consulting and IT service provider headquartered in China, announced that the company’s offshore software development services rank No.1 among all China-based offshore IT service providers based on revenue, according to 2013 world market offshore software development vendor rankings released recently by International Data Corporation (IDC), a globally recognized market research, analysis and advisory firm specializing in information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology.

This is another major breakthrough of Pactera on offshore software development services since the company ranked No.1 among all China-based offshore IT service providers for the European and American markets.

According to IDC research paper “China-Based Offshore Software Development 2014–2018 Forecast and Analysis” the China-based offshore software development market reached US$5.93 billion in 2013, at a 17.4% year-over-year growth rate. The market is expected to grow to US$13.2 billion in 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.3% for 2014-2018. The report shows that the US, Western Europe and Japan are the major import countries and regions, with cost savings, resource integration and innovation support being primary the motivations.

IDC industry analysis suggests there will be five major trends in the future global outsourcing service development including: ICT third platform technologies represented by cloud computing, big data, mobility, and social networking, driving service outsourcing; flourishing cloud delivery models; operations department-led industry integration; a drive towards differentiation and innovation; and mergers and acquisitions driving global delivery.

As the offshore industry leader in the Asian-Pacific region, Pactera’s fast-growing market share has substantiated these five trends,commented Tiak Koon Loh, Pactera Chief Executive Officer. He also said Pactera’s contrarian growth against a global environment of sluggish economic growth is an outcome of taking the initiative to meet challenges, and highlighted that it proves Pactera’s leading position in offshore services in the Asian-Pacific region has gradually been consolidated and recognized by global clients.

The Pactera CEO then pointed out that Pactera’s rapid growth of global market share is closely related to the company’s major strategies such as privatization, strategic transformation and innovation-driven capability enhancement.

“Pactera has improved its value delivery through SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) strategy. We have helped clients from traditional industries to transform through innovation. We have also improved service deliverability and extended geographic coverage in Europe, North America, and APAC through mergers and acquisitions,” Tiak continued. “More importantly, Pactera has a strong advantage and growing market share in the fast-growing global R&D design service segment market because of outstanding technological innovation capabilities.”

Fiona Zhu
Phone Number: +86.10.5987.5727
Email: fiona.zhu@pactera.com

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CSA Group and JHET Co., Ltd. Form Alliance to Offer Testing and Certification Services for Luminaries and Equipment Used in Hazardous Locations

TAIPEI, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — CSA Group, a leading global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organization, and JHET, a leading provider of certification and compliance testing in Taiwan, announced a new alliance that will enable both organizations to expand one-stop testing and certification services for luminaries and equipment used in hazardous locations, providing manufacturers in Taiwan access to global markets. Mr. Ash Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group and Mr. Chang Lung Chen, President of JHET, officially marked the occasion by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today.

(Behind - from L to R): From CSA Group: Hades Lee, Robin Lu, Robert Sickinger, Esteban De Bernardis, Claudia Chan, Jerry Lee (from JHET), Frances Hung, Jupiter Huang, and Eddie Lee (Front – from L to R): Ash Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group; Chang Lung Chen, President of JHET

(Behind – from L to R): From CSA Group: Hades Lee, Robin Lu, Robert Sickinger, Esteban De Bernardis, Claudia Chan, Jerry Lee (from JHET), Frances Hung, Jupiter Huang, and Eddie Lee (Front – from L to R): Ash Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group; Chang Lung Chen, President of JHET

“Our new alliance with JHET will allow CSA Group to continue its leadership in hazardous locations testing and certification,” said Ash Sahi, President & CEO, CSA Group. “JHET is a highly regarded in hazardous locations testing for luminaries and has expertise in national regulatory compliance.  Combining the expertise of CSA Group with JHET’s will allow both organizations’ customers to benefit from one-stop access to local and global markets.”

CSA Group and JHET will offer testing and certification and promote compliance with local, national and international standards for luminaries and equipment used in hazardous locations. Eligible manufacturers in Taiwan wishing to export to international markets would be able gain the globally recognized CSA certification based on testing carried out locally at a qualified JHET laboratory. This will benefit existing and future CSA Group and JHET customers by reducing travel time and costs associated with testing samples, by shortening turnaround time for reports, and providing a streamlined process for testing and certification to global standards.

“JHET aims to provide our customers with the best possible service,” said Chang Lung Chen, President JHET Co., Ltd. “By aligning ourselves with CSA Group, we will both benefit from our knowledge and expertise in the hazardous locations testing and certification helping provide manufacturers in Taiwan become a competitive advantage internationally.”

CSA Group provides hazardous locations testing and certifications for North America, the European Union, ATEX and IECEx certification. CSA Group has a skilled team of professionals in Taiwan and is a recognized leader in hazardous locations testing and certification services worldwide. CSA Group also has hazardous locations testing facilities in the United Kingdom, Canada and United States.

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Extra Days Special! Eurail Offers up to Five Free Travel Days

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

Eurail Select & Global Pass Holders Receive Free Extra Days to Explore Europe 

From August 1 to September 30, 2014 Eurail’s latest promotion offers non-European residents additional free travel days on the Eurail Global Pass Continuous and 4-Country Select Passes.  

By offering free travel days, Eurail aims to maximize its customers’ travel experience with the possibility of discovering even more of Europe by train. The number of extra travel days depends on the type of pass: the campaign offers one extra travel day for the 4-Country Select Pass, two extra travel days for the 15-day Global Pass Continuous, three extra travel days for the 21-day Global Pass Continuous and five extra travel days for the one month Global Pass Continuous. This special offer is applicable to all product variations for both first and second class.

As passes are available within a six month pre-booking period, Eurail customers can profit from this promotion until April 2015. Thus, they can further benefit from the many advantages that are synonymous with off-peak traveling. “The advantages of shorter lines in tourism sites and lower prices are obvious,” states Silvia Gorlach, Marketing Manager of the Eurail Group G.I.E. “As visiting Europe once the large crowds have left, is a completely different experience, in which tourists have the chance to discover Europe, its culture and inhabitants in a more authentic and relaxed environment.”

Eurail’s Extra Days promotion runs alongside Eurail’s “Free Roaming” promotion, launched on July 7, offering the first 2,500 Eurail Select and Global Pass customers who register their pass purchase on http://www.eurail-roaming.com a Eurail Free Roaming SIM Card with a pre-paid credit of 18 Euros.

Eurail Passes are available from a worldwide network of Authorized General Sales Agents. Please visit http://www.eurailgroup.org/eurail

Established in 2001, the Eurail Group G.I.E. is responsible for the marketing and management of the InterRail and Eurail Passes that provide unlimited rail travel across Europe. The organization is based in Utrecht (Netherlands) and is wholly owned by thirty railways and shipping companies. In addition, the Group has many benefit partners, including hotels, transport companies and museums, which offer their services either at a reduced rate or free of charge to rail pass holders.