2014中国-东盟电子商务峰会开启自由贸易发展新时代

北京2014年8月29日电 /美通社/ — 2014年9月16-17日,由中国电子商务协会、中国服务贸易协会电子商务委员会、广西壮族自治区人民政府、中国-东盟博览会秘书处共同主办的2014中国-东盟电子商务峰会将在广西南宁举行。

东盟是中国的好邻居、好朋友、好伙伴。自中国—东盟自贸区建设以来,双边经贸关系飞速发展。2013年,双边贸易额达4436亿美元,是2002年的8.1倍,年均增长21.8%。电子商务合作是中国与东盟国家经贸合作的重要组成部分。电子商务产业打破了传统的市场界限,打破了国界,已成为经济发展中最具活力和创造力、社会影响最广的新兴产业,为生产、流通、消费带来变革性的影响,在为企业创造更多的发展机会和空间的同时,在促进就业、带动传统产业转型升级、推动全球贸易增长和贸易便利化等方面,发挥了日益重要的作用。可以说电子商务已成为时代发展的趋势和潮流。

作为第11届中国-东盟博览会的内容,2014中国-东盟电子商务峰会将顺应电子商务发展趋势和潮流,紧紧把握建设“21世纪海上丝绸之路”带来的发展机遇,联合中国和东盟电子商务领军企业与知名机构,共同打造为全球企业参与中国-东盟电子商务项目与服务合作的顶级平台,推动电子商务成为中国-东盟自由贸易升级发展的新领域、新动力、新亮点。

本次峰会将围绕“跨境电商”、“数字互联网城市”、“互联网新经济趋势”三大主题,邀请来自中国和东盟各国的政府部门、重要商协会、知名投资机构与电商、移动、互联网企业领导以及知名经济学家开展高端对话和深入交流,为中国-东盟电子商务合作发展激发新创意、聚合新资源、促成新项目。

本着政府搭台,企业唱戏的目的,本次峰会邀请到了国内外多家知名的电子商务及传统企业的代表。来自阿里巴巴集团、搜房网等国内知名电子商务企业负责人将与国内领先的云计算基础设施服务供应商一起探讨电子商务与智慧城市发展经验与未来;作为传统企业代表,绿地集团、东森集团等将与兰亭集势等跨境电商领军企业负责人共同思考“跨境电商如何助力新丝绸之路的构建”;同时,全球连锁零售企业沃尔玛、国内新经济消费者洞察及研究咨询公司艾瑞咨询集团将与多家国内电商企业、知名投资机构负责人及东盟国家领军企业共话互联网新经济领域的创新话题。

此外,本届峰会还将举办中国-东盟电商领袖交流会等活动,进一步搭建中国与东盟各国、各地区与相关企业交流与合作平台。

目前,中国与东盟国家间经济的发展和贸易往来频繁,中国-东盟博览会的举办和中国-东盟自由贸易区的成立给中国和东盟两大经济体商品贸易提供了广阔的平台。自2004年创办以来,中国-东盟博览会已成功举办十届。依托博览会的优势与资源,2014中国-东盟电子商务峰会将为中国与东盟国家和地区的电子商务乃至整个新经济领域的发展做出了积极贡献。

Wynyard and New Zealand Police Announce Ground-breaking Partnership to Help Prevent Crime

SYDNEY, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Wynyard Group, a market leader in advanced crime analytics software and services, today welcomed the New Zealand Police as a long term partner in its Crime Science Research Institute (CSRI).

The partnership further supports the New Zealand Police’s continuous improvement programme which uses crime research and problem orientated policing to better understand the criminal environment and to prevent crime and protect the public from harm.

The New Zealand Police will join the prestigious University College of London (UCL) Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science, University of Canterbury and a Wynyard research team to design world-leading products and services that will help modernise crime prevention and policing in New Zealand and other countries. More academic, crime prevention and technology partners are expected to join in the future.

In welcoming this announcement Police Commissioner, Mike Bush, said the CSRI aims to bring together crime science research, operational know-how and advanced technology with one single-minded objective; preventing crime.

New Zealand Police’s prevention strategies deliver better, more cost effective front-line services through the effective use of new technology.  Our participation in this innovative new research and development centre is another signal of our intention to be the world’s most effective mobile and visible police service with high levels of public trust and confidence. Crime science research, combined with our major investment in mobile technology, will be a useful addition to our national Prevention First operating strategy.”

The research and development conducted in the CSRI will initially focus on operationalising local and international crime science research, with a focus on crime prediction and forecasting to better manage the wider criminal environment.  Persons of interest models underpinned by new technology when combined with crime prediction and forecasting creates a powerful crime prevention tool which can be used to monitor potential offenders and protect potential victims.

The Deputy Chief Executive: Strategy for New Zealand Police, Mark Evans, said: “We know that crime tends to be concentrated in particular locations, and also that 6% of the population suffer 54% of all crime. The identification of these crime patterns means that Police can ensure we have more of the right staff, in the right places at the right times.”

Wynyard invests more than $15 million in research and development each year and is investigating plans to relocate its CSRI to a new, state-of-the-art facility in Christchurch to be close to the city’s new Justice Precinct and New Zealand Police operations. The facility will become home to the 24 staff Wynyard has assigned to the CSRI, new PhD students the company will engage through the Callaghan Innovation R&D Student Grants Scheme and Wynyard’s 60 engineers and developers.

Craig Richardson, Wynyard Managing Director said: “This partnership ticks a lot of boxes. It is focused on solving real crime problems and delivering real outcomes and safer communities. It creates high value jobs that will be highly sought after by the best science and engineering students in the world. It brings together the power of universities, forward thinking government agencies and technology companies to develop highly valuable solutions for use in New Zealand and export to other countries. It also sends a strong message that our industry and government believe in Christchurch as an R&D centre for advanced technology.”

Wynyard has developed game-changing products used by police services and governments around the world and the company sees opportunities to further extend technology and operational models developed together with the New Zealand Police for consumption in global markets. 

“This is not some No.8 wire initiative. There is real opportunity here. We have access to some of the best research, crime prevention expertise and advanced technology in the world. I’ve been told by both U.S. and British experts there is nowhere else in the world this could be done,” said Richardson.

Wynyard Group is a market leader in critical threat assessment and advanced crime analytics software for government, financial services and critical national infrastructure. Wynyard’s powerful software helps assess threats, surface hidden relationships give new meaning to events and identify people of interest. Customers include Fortune 500 companies and leading government security agencies.

https://www.wynyardgroup.com/en/crime-science-research-institute/

CPP Entered into Agreement with Beijing Financial Inter-connection of Electronic Platforms to Provide Multiple Services

HONG KONG, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The board of directors of China Public Procurement Limited (HKEx stock code: 1094, the “Company” or “CPP”) is pleased to announce that CPP’s subsidiary Guocai (Beijing) Technology Company Limited (the “EJV”) has entered into a framework cooperation agreement with Shenzhou Yiqiao (Beijing) Finance and Tax Technology Company Limited (“Beijing Financial”) in relation to the inter-connection between their electronic platforms to provide various services.

Beijing Financial is a developer and operator of software in relation to financial, tax and payment management matters for small and medium-sized enterprises. It operates the Beijing Financial Management System, which is a software application system developed for finance and accounting practitioners, which integrates a financial information platform with various software programs in relations to financial, tax and payment management matters.

According to the agreement, Gongcai Tong (an online public procurement information platform run by CPP) and Beijing Financial Management System will be inter-connected to integrate various services, including credit investigation services, electronic receipt services, third party payment services and financial and factoring services. Both parties agreed to promote sales of Gongcai Tong and the the Beijing Financial Management System through various marketing channels, including internet, mobile applications or exhibition.

Credit Investigation Services

Subject to the relevant authorisation of the users of the Beijing Financial Management System being obtained, Beijing Financial agreed to provide financial data of such users to the EJV for the purpose of supplementing the supplier credit investigation and credit rating services of the China Public Procurement Platform.

Electronic Receipt Services

The EJV and Beijing Financial agreed to increase their cooperation in the research and promotion of the use of electronic receipts and the application of electronic receipts in pilot development areas and in electronic public procurement platforms.

Third Party Payment Services

The EJV, the Company and a third party payment service provider entered into a cooperation agreement in relation to the provision of third party payment services on the China Public Procurement Platform. The said third party service payment service provider shall be engaged for the provision of third party payment services, including but not limited to online payment services and electronic reconciliation services, to customers of Beijing Financial. Beijing Financial agreed to incorporate such services into the Beijing Financial Management System.

Financial and Factoring Services

Both parties agreed to jointly develop factoring services regarding export tax rebate and other financial services for exporters.

Mr. Cheng Yuanzhong, Chairman of the Company, said “We welcome the framework cooperation agreement with Beijing Financial. We will be able to utilize our respective strength to enhance operation efficiency and lower operating costs through the integration of certain products and services. CPP will be benefited in the long term.”

About China Public Procurement Limited

China Public Procurement Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (stock code: 1094). The Group is principally engaged in the development of the public procurement services which involves the provision of procurement services to general public and government in the PRC, and the development of EMC service.

Frost & Sullivan: Regional Vendors Thrive as eRetailing of Automotive Parts and Service Picks Up in Europe

— Sale of tires and accessories will push online retailing revenues to more than EUR18 billion by 2020

LONDON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The rapid growth in personal, in-vehicle and service shop connectivity is lending momentum to the creation of new customer touch points and driving the online sales of automotive parts and services in Europe. The emergence of independent eRetailers is further propelling the expansion of aftermarket eRetail, which has also been buoyed by aggressive participants such as Amazon.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Opportunity Analysis for the Automotive Parts and Service eRetailing Market in Europe, finds that the market was valued at EUR5.29 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach EUR18.33 billion by 2020. While France, Germany, and the UK contribute the highest to online sales due to higher Internet penetration, Russia is expected to witness maximum growth in revenues with a compound annual growth rate of 30 percent till 2020. Over the next five to seven years, Spain and Italy too will catch up as smartphone adoption increases.

“Sales through smartphone apps are an immediate opportunity for aftermarket participants in Europe to explore,” said Frost & Sullivan Automotive and Transportation Research Analyst Anuj Monga. “Although the computer is currently the preferred mode for online shopping, and the use of mobiles is limited to accessing product information, shopping through tablets and smartphones will pick up significantly as more 4G long-term evolution options become available.”

Tires will remain the leading product category in online sales, followed by brakes, batteries and vehicle accessories. Tire eRetailers, traditional parts retailers and pure play parts eRetailers are expected to gain market share owing to their regional presence, as radically dissimilar legislations across countries in Europe pose a challenge to cross border selling. Keeping compliance costs under check has also proved difficult for online sellers due to tax regulation variations and the complexity arising from deploying different models in each country.

Over the next few years, the key differentiator in the aftermarket retail space will be the fulfilment models employed by companies. Complementing various revenue opportunities such as smartphone apps, these innovative fulfilment models tailored to diverse target customers will enhance scope for growth.

“Original equipment manufacturers are likely to take the lead in directly driving parts sales by exploring new revenue-sharing arrangements with dealer groups as well as promoting the ‘click & fit’ model, which will ensure a steady stream of repair business,” noted Monga. “Hence, remote assisted repair, remote diagnostics and predictive analysis will evolve into robust avenues for eRetailing revenue generation in the medium to long term in Europe.”

If you are interested in more information on this study, please send an e-mail to Julian Borchert, Corporate Communications, at julian.borchert@frost.com.

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Opportunity Analysis for the Automotive Parts and Service eRetailing Market in Europe
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