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Music China, the Largest Asian-Pacific Musical Instrument Fair, Gears Up to Help Music Businesses Prosper

SHANGHAI, June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Music China, known as one of the most reputable musical instruments fairs in the world, will be held on October 10-13, 2019 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. With the rapid development of the Chinese musical instrument market, China has become a high manufacturing and consumption country of musical instruments. Music China 2018, located in the economic center of China, is now developing opportunities for the musical instrument industry. Jointly organized by CMIA, Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd., and Messe Frankfurt, Music China is known not only as a trading platform for the music industry but also as a festival for music entertainment, education and culture. In the past 17 years, this grand music show has been generating tremendous growth power for the music industry in China. It is the best gateway to a multitude of business opportunities in China and Asian markets. Music China 2019 covers an area of 145,000 m2, including 13 exhibiting halls and 2 outdoor sheds, where music, sound and associate products from all around the world will be showcased. Up to now, many reputed brands around the globe have already confirmed to exhibit at Music China 2019, such as Marshall, Bluethner, Buffet, Fazioli, Fender, GEWA, Laney, Ludwig, Orange, Roland, Selmer, Samick, Schimmel, Steinway, Tama, Yamaha, Pearl River, Hsinghai, KHS, Jinyin, Fengling, and Shanghai No.1 National Musical Instruments Factory. It will be a great feast of music products with excellent quality and competitive prices, expected to attract over 2,300 exhibitors and 160,000 visitors globally. At the same time, over 70 seminars and activities will be presented during the show to make Music China the most professional trade show in Asia, leading to the future prosperity of the world's musical instruments industry. New products release conferences Music China is a great platform for the latest musical products launch. The announcements of various fancy new technologies offer the best chance for dealers and visitors to learn the development of the world market and experience the hottest musical industry skills in time. The multiple media resources provided by Music China are also the bet way for businesses to build their brands. Dealer training courses As the most popular event in the fair, dealer training courses aim to introduce the newest trend and development opportunities of the music industry. Professionals from around the world will gather together to share their experience in business, sales, branding, management, and new media usage. Music education market exploitation This event is designed mainly for music teachers, educators, and students, aiming to provide a new way of learning music under professional instruction. Music teachers, educators and education organizations will be invited to present their teaching models, covering hot topics concerning musical instrument training. For more information about Music China 2019, please visit the official website: www.musicchina-expo.com. We are looking forward to seeing you on the show. Contacts: Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd.Miss Arlene Zhu     +86-21-6295-5609zhuliwen@shanghai-intex.com View original content:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/music-china-the-largest-asian-pacific-musical-instrument-fair-gears-up-to-help-music-businesses-prosper-300874077.htmlRelated Links :http://www.musicchina-expo.com

PouchNATION Closes Series B Round to Conquer the Entertainment and Attractions Business in Asia

The round was led by Traveloka, a leading technology company that provides online travel and lifestyle products for domestic and international destinations, with co-investment by SPH Ventures. SINGAPORE, June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --  Emerging as a leader in digitizing mass participation events and venues through the use of NFC technology, PouchNATION (pouchnation.com) has secured a Series B investment round from Traveloka and SPH Ventures.  PouchNATION's evolution and expansion has come with the success of its innovative cashless wristbands utilized in some of the biggest events in Asia: Zoukout, BeerFestAsia (Singapore), Good Vibes (Malaysia), Sensation (Thailand), etc. PouchNATION Closes Series B Round to Conquer the Entertainment and Attractions Business in Asia "We are excited to be part of the PouchNATION success story and to support the founders' vision for the business," said Sylvia Gunawan, Vice President of Revenue & Growth, Traveloka Xperience.  "We were impressed with the progress they have achieved so far in disrupting the entertainment industry and are very proud to support the PouchNATION team to further evolve their product by leveraging the synergies with Traveloka's key business, to provide an end-to-end solution for travel and lifestyle needs". PouchNATION Closes Series B Round to Conquer the Entertainment and Attractions Business in Asia "This investment deal augments PouchNATION's position as the leader in its sector, but also builds the fundamentals for a broader vision," said PouchNATION CEO Ilya Kravtsov. "The company plans to transition from being just a service provider for events and venues to being a leading entertainment platform that connects hundreds of thousands of event-goers and attraction seekers across Asia with e-commerce giants, brands and other players seeking to get visibility and exposure among their target customers". From its beginnings as a cashless payment wristband for events in 2014, PouchNATION has evolved to become a one-stop solution for the largest event organizers, theme parks and hospitality venues by providing services that range from ticketing/ registration, to access control/ security, cashless payments, brand activations, data collection/ insights and others. PouchNATION's system currently handles on average over 5mln USD in transaction value per month, a number sure to grow as the lineup of upcoming clients is growing significantly. Besides its two existing verticals of PouchEVENTS and PouchVENUES, the company will soon be launching its third line of product, PouchDIGITAL, focusing on providing a more scalable and low-cost solution for event organizers with low budgets but with extremely high-volume events.  "We are very excited to launch our new vertical that will unlock a whole new segment of clients that currently still use very traditional methods to manage events and venues. Furthermore, by digitizing more crowds and by collecting more consumer data, we are on a mission to attract more brand sponsorships to this industry and to eventually create a totally new user acquisition channel in the region," says PouchNATION COO David Rapaport. PouchNATION is a leading offline-to-online solutions for events and recreational venues space in Asia. Operates in Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand, PouchNATION provides clients across Asia with a simple, speedy, and secure way to manage crowds, process payments, collect data and much more. #   #   # For more information on PouchNATION, please visit pouchnation.com.  For inquiries, please contact PouchNATION at sales@pouchnation.com About Traveloka Traveloka is the leading Southeast Asia technology company that provides a wide range of travel and lifestyle needs in one platform. Traveloka offers flight, hotel, train, flight and hotel package, activity and attraction, connectivity, airport transfer, and culinary directory. The company has established partnerships with more than 100 domestic and international airlines, serving more than 200,000 routes worldwide. It also has the largest direct accommodation inventory, varying from hotels, apartments, guest houses, homestays, to villas and resorts. Traveloka provides more than 40 payment options for consumers in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines, with 24/7 assistance from local customer service in their native languages. Additionally, its mobile application has been downloaded more than 40 million times, making it the most popular travel booking app in the region. For more information, visit https://press.traveloka.com. Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20190625/2506109-1-a Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20190625/2506109-1-b

KYMCO Officially Enters India Market with 22KYMCO Brand Launch

In a joint venture with 22Motors, KYMCO continues to spread globally with deepened investments in India market GURGAON, India, June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- KYMCO, a leading professional powersports brand, recently announced the official launch of the new brand 22KYMCO through a deepened partnership with Indian smart electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer 22Motors, building on a strategic cooperation established last year. The new brand launch from the two partners provides Indian consumers with reliable EVs, and represents a milestone for KYMCO as it accelerates its globalization process and promotes its industrial layout in India. Equipped with an annual production capacity of 200,000 units, 22KYMCO will prioritize manufacturing of iFlow series models the Like 200 and the X-Town 300i ABS. As India represents one of KYMCO's most significant markets globally, 22KYMCO will aggressively expand across the country with a phased expansion plan. In phase one, expansion will start in New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. Over the next three years, 22KYMCO aims to build a strong dealership network that will consist of more than 300 stores in India. India has now become the world's largest vehicle market but is still dominated by traditional gas-powered vehicles. To reduce the intensifying urban air pollution, the Indian government is actively promoting EV development and making appeals for green commuting. This has resulted in the formulation of "FAME II", a policy focused on the rapid adoption and manufacturing of electric and hybrid vehicles to promote a green revolution in Indian transportation. In addition to manufacturing and selling traditional fuel vehicles, 22KYMCO will focus on the emerging EV industry to meet the specific needs of the Indian market. For instance, the upcoming iFlow series two-wheeled EV with KYMCO's innovative Ionex Platform could provide more advanced power and longer-lasting battery life. The varied applications of Ionex will provide consumers with more electric choices and convert this technological breakthrough into tangible benefits to serve Indian consumers. When talking about the company's future development in India, Allen Ko, Chairman of KYMCO, said, "For us, India and China are two of our most important markets, and we are very excited about entering India's thriving two-wheeler market to explore its promising market potential. With the country's strong policy framework that encourages e-mobility in a big way, electric awareness and consumer purchase intent towards e-vehicles in India is witnessing a paradigm shift. Given the encouraging e-mobility environment here, we are certain that our unified mobility solution is sure to 'make it big in India'. Combining KYMCO's 55-year-old legacy in the automotive world with 22Motors' expertise in the Indian market, 22KYMCO makes for a stronger team together. We look forward to an exciting journey that will shape India's e-mobility revolution." About KYMCO Founded in 1964, Kwang Yang Motor Company is headquartered in Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan. In 1992, the company created its own KYMCO brand and independently develops and sells worldwide. The Hao Mai 125, manufactured from 1990 to 2008, was the first model to sell over 1 million units. Since 2003, KYMCO has become a 100% independent global brand enterprise. The core of KYMCO technology lies in the frame structure, fuel engine, motor electronic control and transmission system. It is committed to continuous advancement and transcendence, bringing to customers the most thoughtful riding experience for everyday life. KYMCO's current product line includes scooters, street sports cars, motorcycles, mobility scooters, ATVs and utility vehicles. For more information, please link to website: https://www.kymco.com/ About 22KYMCO Established in 2018, 22KYMCO is a joint venture created by Kwang Yang Motor Company (KYMCO) and 22Motors. It's a multinational start-up that develops innovative mobility solutions for India. The firm aims to revolutionize the Indian two-wheeler industry with its leading technology and innovative products. For more information, please link to website: http://www.22motors.in/Related Links :https://www.kymco.com/

The Belt and Road

2018 Silk Road Business Summit to be held in Zhangjiajie City on October 16, 2018

On September 29, the press conference of 2018 Silk Road Business Summit in Zhangjiajie city was successfully held in Changsha, Hunan Province. Leaders from the China Association for Friendship, Hunan Sub-council of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Zhangjiajie Municipal Government, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC), and more than 30 mainstream media representatives attended the press conference. The announcement was made for the summit to be held in Zhangjiajie city on 16-17 October 2018. The summit is to actively respond to the Belt and Road Initiative, to build a multilateral economic and trade platform, to promote the formulation of international standards and the building-up of the Belt and Road brands, to explore the new mode of cultural exchange, to create the international tourist attractions, to facilitate the synergy of cultural industries, cultural undertakings, and cultural tourism as contribution to the development of a shared future for the world. The abundant resources of SRCIC will uplift Hunan province in its advantages in the Belt and Road construction and in its strategy of “Innovation Leads and Open Policies for Rise” to expedite Hunan province as an important inland hub of the Belt and Road.  The Zhangjiajie Summit is the 3rd silk road business summit organized by SRCIC, following the successful summits in 2016 and 2017. It’s the first summit with its venue in a city away from Xi’an. The summit in Zhangjiajie city will give a full play to the city’s unique natural resources, ecological culture, and its tourist economy.By report, Silk Road Urban Alliance Roundtable: Belt and Road International Cooperation on Tourism is scheduled at the summit. Themed with strengthening the tourist cooperation and facilitating the Belt and Road construction, the participants are expected to share views on setting up mechanisms for the Silk Road Urban Alliance and have in-depth discussion on promoting tourist and economic development. The summit will release consensuses, international standard proposals and tourist destination development strategies.Over the five years, the Belt and Road Initiative has gained strong support from the Belt and Road countries. International commercial associations and enterprises are important participants in the Belt and Road construction. SRCIC, one of the summit organizers, is the first transnational business confederation named after the Belt and Road and mainly composed of national chambers of commerce from the Belt and Road countries. Since its establishment in 2015, SRCIC is devoted to narrating the Belt and Road stories, initiating the Belt and Road voices, and facilitating the cultural exchanges in building up pragmatic platforms for win-win cooperation. Currently SRCIC has 129 organizational members from 79 countries, including state-level business organizations and millions of affiliated enterprises. SRCIC serves as a bridge connecting enterprises and governments, providing a cooperative platform between business associations and SRCIC members. It plays a vital role in advancing economic and social development with an emphasis on international collaboration and global governance.According to the plan, the annual silk road business summits are to be held in different SRCIC member countries for bigger influence and popularity, and for building up more cooperative platforms to benefit SRCIC commercial association members and enterprise members. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

2018-10-01

Belt and Road Initiative paves way for win-win cooperation between China and Czech

By APD Writer He WeiIn July last year, the first China-EU freight train departed from Prague, captial of Czech,to Yiwu, a city in east China’s Zhejang Province. The new cargo train service marked the official launch of “the Belt and Road Initiative” in Czech. Thanks to joint efforts of both sides, the economic and trade ties between China and Czech Republic is heading for a bright future.During the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in May 2017, two months before the opening, China signed the Memorandum of Understanding to Jointly Coordinate and Promote Cooperation and Project Implementation with Czech. According to the memorandum, more efforts will be made to set up a China-Czech Cooperation Center under the Belt and Road initiative, a key project bank and a cooperation platform, integrate domestic and foreign resources, as well as adjoin and implement projects On the sidelines of the The Working Conference of China-Czech Jointly Coordinating and Monitoring Cooperation Plan and Projects under the Framework of the “Belt and Road Initiative”, Liu Jielei, vice chairman of the Czech-China Friendship Association, told the Asia Pacific Daily (APD) that besides geographic advantage, Czech enjoys a sound investment environment because of its stable domestic policies, friendly policy toward China, lower business taxes and labor cost than that of in other European countries.The "Yixin’ou (Yiwu-Xinjiang-Europe) cargo train, which began in Yiwu, was hailed as an important bridge linking Asian and European continents and a signficiant achievement in the early stage of the initative by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Xu Jie, general manager of Rongsheng Travelling (Czech) Investment Co., Ltd., said because of its important location, they have launched two projects including the Czech-Chinese Technology Business District (CCTBD) project and the South Moravia Chinese Herbal Spa Project in Prague during the past two years, stressing that initial success has been achieved thanks to the initiative.Transalated by Hu Yahui(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

2018-06-12