Second Edition of Indonesia International Furniture Expo, IFEX 2015, Officially Announced

HONG KONG, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — At a press conference and ceremony held at the Ministry of Trade in Jakarta on 15 July, the launch of the second edition of the Indonesia International Furniture Expo was officially announced. The annual IFEX furniture tradeshow is organised by the Indonesia Furniture and Craft Association (AMKRI) and PT Dyandra UBM International and will be held from 12-15 March 2015 at the Jakarta International Expo exhibition center.

Second edition of Indonesia International Furniture Expo, IFEX 2015, officially announced
Second edition of Indonesia International Furniture Expo, IFEX 2015, officially announced

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Speaking at the launch event, Mrs. Nus Nuzulia Ishak, Director General for National Export Development of the Ministry of Trade, said: “I sincerely hope that IFEX 2015 will spur further growth of the Indonesian furniture and craft industries and will inspire innovation and creativity of domestic artisans.”

Mr. Soenoto, Chairman of AMKRI remarked: “Indonesia’s furniture exports last year totaled US$1.7 billion, making us the 18th biggest furniture exporter in the world. I am certain that this exhibition will play a significant role in helping Indonesia achieve its target of US$5 billion in exports of furniture and craft products within the next four years.”


The first edition of IFEX, held in March this year, had over 400 exhibiting companies from 13 countries and attracted 6,113 buyers, of which one-third were from overseas. More than 80% of the available exhibit space for the 2015 show has already been reserved, reflecting the strong success of the first show. The organisers are increasing the exhibition space to accommodate the strong demand from exhibiting companies. In addition, the organisers announced that there will be a “Hall of Excellence” that will showcase the highest grade of furniture and furnishings produced in Indonesia.

Mr. Ernst Remboen, President Director of PT Dyandra UBM International said: “Right from the start, IFEX has established itself as one of the most important furniture exhibitions in Asia. Indonesia has abundant supplies of raw materials for furniture making, such as woods and rattan, a large and skilled labour force, and a rich tradition of craftsmanship and design. It is well positioned to supply the world market with high-quality furniture items to suite all tastes and budgets.” Reflecting these comments, the organisers have chosen “Merging local traditions with modern touch” as the slogan for IFEX 2015.

Facts and Figures about IFEX 2014

Organised by:

PT Dyandra UBM International and Indonesia Furniture and Handicraft Association (AMKRI)

Dates:

11-14 March 2014

Venue:

Jakarta International Expo

Exhibition size:

30,000 sqm (gross), 17,000 sqm (net exhibit space)

Number of exhibitors:

400 companies

Number of visitors:

6,113 (2,021 overseas from 108 countries; 4,092 domestic)

For press enquiries, please contact:

Jennifer Law, Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications
UBM Asia
Tel: +852-2516-1691
Fax: +852-3749-7342
Email: Jennifer.Law@ubm.com

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Roger Federer Opens LINDT SWISS CHOCOLATE HEAVEN at the Jungfraujoch “Top of Europe” and Plays Tennis Show Match with Ski Racer Lindsey Vonn

KILCHBERG, Switzerland, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprungli (Schweiz) AG and Jungfrau Railway Holding AG are teaming up. LINDT is making a trip on the Jungfrau Railway, 3,454 meters above sea level, into a sweet experience with Swiss Chocolate Heaven. The themed chocolate shop was officially opened today by none other than LINDT brand ambassador Roger Federer. The highlight was a tennis exhibition match between him and ski racing star Lindsey Vonn on the Aletsch Glacier overlooking the Sphinx. 

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprungli (Schweiz) AG today celebrated the official opening of LINDT SWISS CHOCOLATE HEAVEN at the Jungfraujoch “Top of Europe,” 3,454 meters above sea level, together with the Jungfrau Railway and LINDT brand ambassador Roger Federer. The themed chocolate shop offers a wide range of the finest LINDT chocolate, and the adjacent Master Chocolatiers parlor gives visitors a fascinating insight into how chocolate is made.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:
http://www.multivu.com/mnr/71400585-roger-federer-lindt-Jungfraujoch-lindsey-vonn 

Ernst Tanner, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Lindt & Sprungli, commented: “With the themed chocolate shop at the Jungfraujoch, we have positioned our brand at a lofty height. Our aim is to introduce tourists from abroad to our LINDT chocolate up there.” And Urs Kessler, CEO of the Jungfrau Railway, agrees: “SWISS CHOCOLATE HEAVEN is a perfect addition to our existing services, and provides attractive added value for our visitors.”

However, the highlight of the official opening was the tennis exhibition match between LINDT brand ambassador and tennis champion Roger Federer and American ski racer Lindsey Vonn, which was played on the Aletsch Glacier against the backdrop of the Alps. Roger Federer said: “I never cease to be amazed by the great ideas LINDT comes up with. Today on the Jungfraujoch was a real highlight for me.”

Photo and film material from the event is available at 6pm on:
http://www.photopress.ch/image/Lindt+Spruengli/Roger+Federer/Swiss+Chocolate+Heaven
Twitter: #chocolateheaven http://www.chocolateheaven.lindt.com

Mindtree Reports Strong Revenue Growth of 6.4% Q-o-Q, in Dollar Terms

BANGALORE, India and WARREN, N.J., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Mindtree, a global information technology services company, announced its results today for the first quarter ended June 30, 2014, as approved by its Board of Directors.

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Key financial highlights:  

  • In USD terms:
    • Revenue at $141.3 million (growth of 6.4% q-o-q / 20.1% y-o-y)
    • Net profit at $21.7 million (growth of 36.7% q-o-q / decline* of 11.9% y-o-y)
  • In Rupee terms:
    • Revenue at INR 8,435 million (growth of 2.4% q-o-q / 30.2% y-o-y)
    • Net profit at INR 1,294 million (growth of 31.5% q-o-q / decline* of 4.4% y-o-y)

*Due to large forex gain in Q1 of FY2013-14 as a result of the market swing during that quarter

Other highlights:  

  • Clients:
    • 206 active clients as of June 30, 2014    
    • $5 million clients grow to 26; $1 million clients grow to 75
  • Employees:
    • 12,845 employees as of June 30, 2014
    • Added 516 employees during the quarter on a gross basis
    • Trailing 12 months attrition is at 14.2%
  • Multi-year and multi-million dollar wins with leading global clients:
    • One of the world’s largest broadcasting companies: Mindtree will provide digital and testing services for this existing client 
    • Leading food manufacturing company: Mindtree is the global digital marketing partner for all of its digital properties
    • Leading pediatric nutrition company: Mindtree is the lead digital marketing developer for its global web platform project
    • Leading Semiconductor company:  Mindtree is a “Preferred Supplier” for its managed services
  • Awards and Recognition:
    • Scott Staples, President, Sales was recognized as the Regional Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. Among a field of outstanding competitors, Scott was honored for his dedication, brilliance, courage and leadership
    • Mindtree ranked #33 in the Global Outsourcing 100 List by IAOP. Mindtree is among the top list climbers and is among the Top 20 leaders in Retail & Consumer Goods,  Financial Services (Insurance), Technology (Hardware & Software), Information/Communication Technology Services

Publication of the Programme for the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014

BERLIN, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

Top-level guests at the world’s biggest safety & health convention – Day passes now bookable – Information for journalists 

A world without serious accidents at work – this is the vision that will be discussed by politicians, scientists and experts from all over the world at the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, which is taking place in Frankfurt am Main from 24 to 27 August 2014. The emphasis is on such themes as innovation for better occupational safety & health, the promotion of health at work, environment, safety & health, and diversity & inclusion. Companies and organisations are presenting the latest trends and findings on accident prevention. At the simultaneously held International Media Festival on Prevention, films and information products on safety & health are being presented. 4,000 participants from more than 130 countries are expected. A number of celebrities – among them German Federal Minister of Labour Andrea Nahles – have pledged their attendance. Journalists can gain accreditation via the congress website.

Safety & health at work are key elements of sustainability and economic development. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), more than 300,000 people worldwide lose their lives each year due to accidents at work and more than 2 million due to work-related diseases. It is estimated that about 4 per cent of world gross domestic product is lost due to occupational accidents and work-related diseases.

The World Congress is being held by the ILO and the International Social Security Association (ISSA) together with the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) as the national host. DGUV is the umbrella association of the accident insurance institutions who insure a total of 76 million people in Germany against work- and school-related and commuting accidents and occupational diseases.

Top-level politicians expected 

The congress will focus on prevention strategies like Vision Zero, diversity in the working world, and challenges for health at work. The spectrum of topics ranges from the prevention of psychosocial risks, ageing workforces, job insecurity, new energy sources, materials and nanotechnology to the development of a sustainable prevention culture. The programme can be viewed as of now on the congress website. The dynamic congress planner enables participants to compile their personal programmes. Day passes can now be booked.

Along with experts from science, safety & health, and industry, top-level politicians are expected at the congress – among them Andrea Nahles, German Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Laura Räty, Finnish Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Richard Riot Anak Jaem, Malaysian Minister of Human Resources, and Hawazi Daipi, Parliamentary Secretary of State for Education and Labour in Singapore.

New interactive event formats 

In addition to classical event formats, the congress is also going new ways in presentation: at the “Forum for Prevention”, for example, the latest news from research, and proven and transferable examples of good practices and cooperation will be presented in a kind of market hall. Another highlight is the International Media Festival for Prevention (IMFP), an international competition for the best films and digital media on occupational safety & health. A total of 290 entries from 33 countries are competing for the International Media Award for Prevention. On the outdoor fairgrounds, the Agora, exhibits on traffic safety, among others, will be on show. Immediately after the 2014 World Congress, the trade fair “Arbeitsschutz Aktuell” is taking place at the exhibition centre.

The programme for the 2014 World Congress and information on how to register can be obtained here: http://www.safety2014germany.com

Information for journalists: The diversity of topics covered by the World Congress is not only of interest to safety & health journalists, but those investigating environmental, health, economic and development issues will also find opportunities for broader reporting and research here. For journalists from the fields of health communication and film, the International Media Festival for Prevention offers material and occasions for reporting. Free accreditation is possible via the DGUV press office. Further information can be found here: https://www.safety2014germany.com/en/news/news.html

German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)
Media relations
Stefan Boltz
Tel: +49-30-288763-768
E-Mail: presse@dguv.de
Fax: +49-30-288763-771
Mittelstrasse 51, 10117 Berlin, Germany