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Expanded Barcelona Pass is Perfect Way to Discover Spain’s Second City

With nine new experiences introduced this month [August 2017], the newly-expanded Barcelona Pass is the perfect way to discover Spain’s second city.

An all-in-one city card which enables visitors to save money and time on their sightseeing in the Catalan capital, the Barcelona Pass ( includes more than 20 attractions and tours across the city. Barcelona Pass holders make significant savings compared with the cost of individual tickets to attractions, while enjoying fast track entry at selected popular sites.

The pass is priced from €109 per adult or €69 per child for two days; three-day passes are also available, while an optional travelcard can also be purchased for the duration of each pass.  And the newly-introduced attractions ensure there is plenty for every visitor to enjoy:

Heritage sites for history buffs

  • Liceu Opera Guided Tour – a 50-minute tour of one of the city’s most beautiful and historic buildings, which is among the most important opera houses in Europe.  Normally priced at €16, the guided tour is included with the Barcelona Pass.


  • Casa de les Punxes – opened to the public in 2016 after being closed off for more than a century, the Casa is one of Barcelona’s most iconic Art Nouveau buildings.  Normally priced at €12.50, entry is included with the Barcelona Pass.

Family-friendly experiences

  • Barcelona Zoo – see live feedings and discover more than 300 species of wildlife, from giraffes and lions to alligators and Komodo dragons.  Normally priced at €19.90, entry to Barcelona Zoo is included with the Barcelona Pass.


  • CosmoCaixa Barcelona – fun, hands-on interactive experiences bring natural science and technology to life at this popular cultural centre.  Normally priced at €4, entry is included with the Barcelona Pass.


  • Museu de Cera de Barcelona – famous historical figures and pop culture celebrities stand side-by-side at Barcelona’s wax museum.  Normally priced at €15, entry is included with the Barcelona Pass.


A wealth of cultural choice

  • CaixaForum Barcelona – contemporary art museum located in a former textile factory, hosting regular exhibitions, guided tours, film screenings and concerts.  Normally priced at €4, entry is included with the Barcelona Pass.


  • Museum of Ancient Egyptian Culture – considered one of Europe’s best museums devoted to ancient Egypt, more than 1,000 items including jewellery, statues and sarcophagi are on display.  Normally priced at €11, entry is included with the Barcelona Pass.


  • Museum of Modernism – the only museum devoted to Catalan modernism, this houses an impressive collection of works including some by master architect Antoni Gaudí, and is a true hidden gem of the city. Normally priced at €10, entry is included with the Barcelona Pass.


  • Museum of Contemporary Art – an outstanding collection of more than 5,800 items, focusing on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art.  Normally priced at €10, entry is included with the Barcelona Pass.


The new attractions join a Barcelona Pass portfolio which already includes must-do city experiences such as a tour of FC Barcelona’s legendary Camp Nou football stadium and entry to Gaudí’s masterpiece, UNESCO World Heritage site Casa Batlló, as well as a hop-on/hop-off city bus tour, walking tour and many other experiences. Barcelona Pass holders also benefit from special offers and discounts on various tours, retailers and restaurants across the city, as well as a free guidebook.

The Barcelona Pass is available for purchase at and can be shipped globally or collected on arrival in the city.

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Global Shoe Care Market Sales Revenue to Reach US$ 6,850 Mn by 2025 – Persistence Market Research

A new report published by Persistence Market Research titled Global Market Study on Shoe Care: Formal Segment by Application to Register the Highest Segmental CAGR During 2017 – 2025 studies the performance of the global shoe care market over an eight year assessment period from 2017 to 2025. The report presents the value forecast of the global shoe care market and provides key insights into the factors driving market growth as well as the factors restricting market growth. The estimates point to a revenue growth from about US$ 5,100 Mn in 2017 to US$ 6,850 Mn by the end of 2025, resulting in a CAGR of 3.7% over the forecast period.

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Global Shoe Care Market: Segmentation and Absolute $ Opportunity Analysis

The report segments the global shoe care market on the basis of product type (chemical, insoles and accessories); on the basis of application (formal, casual, sports, others); and on the basis of sales channel (exclusive, hypermarket, online).

  • The chemical shoe care product type segment has been estimated to represent absolute $ opportunity of US$ 949 Mn between 2017 and 2025. The insoles shoe care product type segment has been estimated to represent absolute $ opportunity of US$ 480 Mn between 2017 and 2025
  • The formal shoe care application segment has been estimated to represent absolute $ opportunity of US$ 794 Mn between 2017 and 2025. The casuals shoe care application segment has been estimated to represent absolute $ opportunity of US$ 464 Mn between 2017 and 2025
  • The online shoe care sales channel segment has been estimated to represent absolute $ opportunity of US$ 875 Mn between 2017 and 2025. The exclusive shoe care sales channel segment has been estimated to represent absolute $ opportunity of US$ 351 Mn between 2017 and 2025


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Global Shoe Care Market: Regional Forecast

Persistence Market Research tracks the performance of the global shoe care market across the key geographies of North AmericaLatin AmericaEuropeAsia Pacific and MEA. Among all the regions, North America is estimated to account for 35% value share in the global shoe care market by 2025 end followed by Europe at about 29%. Amongst all the regions, APAC is projected to expand at the highest CAGR of 4.3% over the forecast period in the global shoe care market.

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Global Shoe care Market: Vendor Insights

The report profiles some of the leading players operating in the global shoe care market such as given below

  • Payless Holdings
  • Shinola
  • Penguin Brands Inc.
  • Salzenbrodt GmbH & Co. KG
  • Charles Clinkard
  • Salamander
  • S. Continental Marketing Inc.


Among the key players profiled, expanding the current product portfolio and introduction of new technologies are the key strategies followed by the leading companies. This trend is expected to continue in the next five years. Most of the global shoe care market players are adopting new product launches as their primary strategy to improve their product offerings. Another key strategy followed by the top players is partnerships and agreements with other market players. Companies such as S. C. JOHNSON & SON, Payless Holdings and Charles Clinkard are following this strategy.

Global Shoe Care Market to 2025 is available for US$ 4,900

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To support companies in overcoming complex business challenges, we follow a multi-disciplinary approach. At PMR, we unite various data streams from multi-dimensional sources. By deploying real-time data collection, big data, and customer experience analytics, we deliver business intelligence for organizations of all sizes.

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Marine Pumps Manufacturers Offer Advanced Aftersales Services to Strengthen Competitive Advantage

Growth in the global marine pumps market continues to pick up pace, driven by strict marine emission standards and a focus on energy-efficient, high-performance, advanced marine pumps that can operate in challenging conditions. Increased international trade volumes and booming maritime tourism are boosting demand for new ships and aiding revenue growth. Manufacturers must focus on competitive pricing, innovation and technology developments to sustain growth in a mature, highly consolidated ecosystem.

“Most end users are reducing capital expenditure investment in new equipment and are more likely to spend on refurbishing or servicing their installed pumps,” said Frost & Sullivan Industrial Automation & Process Control Research Analyst Anand M. Gnanamoorthy. “To gain a competitive edge, maritime pump manufacturers should offer aftersales service packages such as integrated pump system bundles.”

Opportunity Analysis for Suppliers in the Marine Pumps Market, Forecast to 2023, new analysis from Frost & Sullivan’s Industrial Automation & Process Control Growth Partnership Service programme, finds that the global marine pumps market generated revenues of $427 million in 2016 and is expected to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4 percent through 2023. The study provides an analysis of current and expected market developments, drivers, restraints, and revenue forecasts across segments. Market share and competitive landscape for major players such as ColfaxWartsilaXylemKSBPentairGrundfos, and SPX are provided.

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Despite continued uncertainties in the global economy and volatile fuel prices affecting overall profitability of the marine pumps market, moderate growth is expected in the next six years due to an increase in global trade and investment in shipyard builds in ChinaSouth Korea, and Japan. Regional trends driving growth include:

  • Investment in shipbuilding, including merchant and passenger vessels, in Asia-Pacific;
  • Unprecedented growth in China’s cruise industry due to a growing middle-class population;
  • Rapid development of ports and access to new customers through valuable shipping trade routes in the Asia-Pacific regions;
  • Building of luxury cruise ships in ItalyGermany, and France;
  • Stable growth in North America due to wide variety of shipyards and ship build capabilities;
  • Fast-growing ship parts trading in Latin America;
  • Steady construction of complex vessels, such as cruise, submarines, mega-yachts, and dredgers in Europe; and
  • Demand for luxury yachts, water sport equipment and personal submarines in the Middle East.

“While the maritime industry is undergoing changes to comply with existing and new environmental regulations, shipbuilding companies are preparing themselves for compliance with future regulations and standards relating to safe and clean operations,” noted Gnanamoorthy. “These trends will drive demand for optimized vessel efficiency and the use of energy-efficient marine pumps.”

Frost & Sullivan’s study covers marine pump market segments such as passenger vessels, merchant vessels, navy vessels, offshore vessels, and special vessels, as well as product types such as positive displacement pumps and centrifugal pumps.

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Opportunity Analysis for Suppliers in the Marine Pumps Market, Forecast to 2023

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Report From the Extraordinary General Meeting in Haldex

Haldex held an Extraordinary General Meeting on August 17in Stockholm, Sweden.

The general meeting resolved in accordance with the proposal by Knorr-Bremse, which in its entirety has been included in the notice to the general meeting.

Haldex will communicate the exact result from the voting together with further comments later today.

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Global Selfie Accessories Market to Touch US$ 6.4 Bn by 2025 – Persistence Market Research

The craze for the ubiquitous selfie is a boon for manufacturers of selfie accessories who are laughing their way to the bank. According to a recent market study by Persistence Market Research, the global selfie accessories market is anticipated to reach a market valuation of US$ 6,371 Mn by the end of 2025, up from US$ 1,963 Mn by 2017 end. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 15.9% over the eight year period of study 2017 – 2025.

Persistence Market Research analyzes this significant market growth and studies the various factors that are responsible for the surge in demand for selfie accessories in the global market in a new report titled Global Market Study on Selfie Accessories: Selfie Sticks to Lead in Terms of Revenue Among the Product Type Segments.

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Factors Fueling Global Market Demand for Selfie Accessories

Some of the main factors responsible for the growing demand for selfie accessories include –

  • Increasing applications of self-pictures used in buying insurance and also in other fields that necessitate the use of pictures
  • A rapidly growing use of selfie accessories in events such as weddings, birthdays, parties, etc.
  • Growing proliferation of social networking, leading to increasing consumer preference for posting selfies on social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram
  • A growth in the travel and tourism industry that makes clicking photographs including selfies a mandatory aspect of the holiday; and hence demonstrating a great need for selfie accessories
  • The general public craze to click selfies at almost every occasion in life
  • Innovation in selfie accessories including the supported technology and hardware
  • An increasing disposable income that makes it easier for people to invest in smartphones and smart devices, thereby facilitating the ease of taking selfies
  • A rapid rise in demand for photography and videography besides a growing demand for smartphones leading to an increased demand for selfie accessories


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Global Selfie Accessories Market: Segmentation & Forecast

The global selfie accessories market is segmented on the basis of Product Type into Selfie Sticks, Selfie LightSelfie Drones, Selfie Remote Shutter, and Clip-on Camera. Selfie Sticks is the largest segment in terms of revenue generation in the global market, and is anticipated to reach a market valuation of US$ 2,524 Mn by the end of the forecast period in 2025. This segment will record a CAGR of 16.0% during the period of study.

The global selfie accessories market is segmented on the basis of Compatibility into Andriod and iOS. Android is the largest segment in this category, estimated to be valued at US$ 4,469.2 Mn by the end of 2025 with a CAGR of 16.9%.

On the basis of Sales Channel, the global selfie accessories market is segmented into Online Stores and Offline Stores. Persistence Market Research analysis points to Online Stores being the most preferred channel for the purchase of selfie accessories, with a segmental revenue contribution of US$ 3,827.0 Mn by the end of the forecast period in 2025.

Persistence Market Research tracks the performance of the global selfie accessories market across the key Regions of North AmericaLatin AmericaEuropeAsia Pacific, and MEA. Asia Pacific is the largest market for selfie accessories in the global market, expected to be valued at US$ 683.9 Mn in 2017 and projected to reach a market valuation of US$ 2,365.9 Mn by 2025 end, representing a CAGR of 16.8% from 2017 to 2025. North America is the second largest regional market, with revenue expected to increase from US$ 517.9 Mn in 2017 to US$ 1,780.9 Mn by 2025 end, representing a CAGR of 16.7% from 2017 to 2025.

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Global Selfie Accessories Market: Vendor Insights

The report profiles some of the leading players operating in the global selfie accessories market such as given below

  • Airselfie
  • SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd.
  • MPOW Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Selfie Stick Gear
  • Anker Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Looq System, Inc.
  • ZEROTECH Intelligence Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Momax Technology Ltd.
  • Fromm Works Inc.
  • KobraTech


Global Selfie Accessories Market to 2025 is available for US$ 4,900

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To support companies in overcoming complex business challenges, we follow a multi-disciplinary approach. At PMR, we unite various data streams from multi-dimensional sources. By deploying real-time data collection, big data, and customer experience analytics, we deliver business intelligence for organizations of all sizes.

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In-Dash Navigation System Market Worth 17.53 Billion USD by 2022

The report In-Dash Navigation System Market by Technology (2D & 3D maps), by Components (Display Unit, Control Module, Antenna Module, & Wiring Harness), by Connected Navigation Services (TDI & FMS), by Vehicle Type (PC, LCV & Electric Vehicle) & by Region – Global Forecast to 2022″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the In-Dash Navigation System Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.74% during the forecast period, to reach USD 17.53 Billion by 2022.

Browse 64 Market Data Tables and 60 Figures spread through 157 Pages and in-depth TOC on “In-Dash Navigation System Market – Global Forecast to 2022”

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Increasing demand for vehicle connectivity for real-time traffic information, government regulations pertaining to safety, demand for vehicle performance data for predictive analysis, and improved operational efficiency and profitability are the key drivers for the In-Dash Navigation System Market.

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Passenger cars are estimated to hold the largest market share during the forecast period

Along with the rise in vehicle production, the demand for safety and comfort features has also increased among the end-users. According to the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles (OICA) statistics, the global passenger vehicle production has increased from 59.9 million units (2011) to 72.1 million units (2016), at a CAGR of 3.77% over the period of five years. Also, developing countries such as China and India have witnessed significant economic growth, which in turn is increasing the demand for premium and luxury segment cars. The substantial increase in the production of passenger cars and favorable economic outlook are fueling the demand for passenger cars with advanced electronic systems including in-dash navigation systems.

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In-Dash navigation system with 3D-Maps is estimated to be the fastest growing market from 2017 to 2022

The in-dash navigation system enabled with 2D-map technology accounted for the largest market share in 2016 and is projected to remain predominant during the forecast period. However, in terms of growth, the in-dash navigation system based on 3D maps is projected to exhibit a higher CAGR during the forecast period. The 3D maps market for Europe is estimated to grow at the fastest rate, followed by the markets in North AmericaAsia-Pacific, and RoW, respectively. The growth of 3D maps navigation system is highly dependent on the telecommunication infrastructure, which is more advanced in developed countries such as Germany, U.S., and the U.K. Also, the introduction of safety regulations such as eCall or stolen vehicle recovery in Europe is one of the key factors driving the growth of this market.

Asia-Pacific: Largest market for in-dash navigation systems

The Asia-Pacific region is projected to be the largest market for in-dash navigation system from 2017 to 2022. The market growth in the region can be attributed to the presence of prominent OEMs [Honda Motor Co., Ltd (Japan) and Nissan Motor Company Ltd (Japan)], strategic alliances, and exceptional communication infrastructure. The market growth is also boosted by the presence of growing economies such as China and India where the demand for the navigation system is rising due to increasing vehicles on the roads and heavy traffic jams.

The In-Dash Navigation System Market is dominated by a few globally established players such as Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Continental AG (Germany), and Harman International (U.S).

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Ride Hailing Market by Service Type (E-hailing, Car Sharing, Station-Based, Car Rental), Data Service (Navigation, Information, Payment, Others), Connectivity (3G, 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi and V2V, V2I, V2P, V2N), Vehicle Type & Region – Global Forecast to 2025

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Worldwide Supply Announces Northern European Business Expansion

Worldwide Supply, the leader in global networking hardware and services solutions, has announced an expansion of their network infrastructure hardware supply, network maintenance and field services business into Northern Europe.  The expansion into Northern Europe was driven by the growing demand from network operators across DenmarkNorwaySwedenFinlandEstoniaLatvia and Lithuania to save significant costs on networking equipment and services.

“The Northern European market has been experiencing tremendous growth as a result of operators trying to keep up with the demands of today’s high speed data needs,” stated Jay VanOrden, CEO of Worldwide Supply. “We’re excited about expanding our business reach into this region. We’ve been included on Inc. Magazine’s fasting-growing private companies list for several years now in the United States, and we’re looking forward to continuing our success overseas. We save companies a tremendous amount of money; that’s the bottom line. Whether it’s hardware or services we are confident that we’ll provide a solution with a significant cost savings; while providing 7×24 network support from one of our 400 global service centers.”

Worldwide Supply’s Core Focus Areas:

  • CMTS / Broadband
  • Core Routing & Switching / Backbone IP Network
  • Optical Transport / CWDM / DWDM
  • Edge Network / Metro Ethernet / Mobile Backhaul
  • Customer Premises / Subscriber Carrier / FTTx / DSLAM
  • Residential & Business Service Delivery

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About Worldwide Supply

Worldwide Supply is the global leader in networking hardware and services solutions with an expertise in the data, wireless and wireline technology sector.

Headquartered in northern New Jersey, with offices in CaliforniaFinland (Europe), HawaiiMassachusettsMexico, New YorkNetherlands (Europe), North Carolina and Texas, Worldwide Supply provides products, asset management programs, technical services and third party maintenance to clients globally.

Worldwide Supply backs the products it sells with an industry-leading lifetime warranty and offers products from major manufacturers like Cisco, Juniper, Arris, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Nokia and more.

Worldwide Supply is TL 9000 and 9001:2008 certified.


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Autoliv Starts Collaboration With Seeing Machines to Develop Driver Monitoring Systems

Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIVsdb), the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, will collaborate with Seeing Machines (AIM:SEE), a leader in computer vision based human sensing technologies, to develop next generation driver monitoring systems (DMS) for autonomous vehicles.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the United States 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured, in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015 alone. The American Automobile Association also states that 21% of crashes in which a person was killed involved a drowsy driver. Autoliv and Seeing Machines have started to collaborate to address this issue by developing a state-of-the-art DMS that can detect distracted and drowsy drivers by accurately measuring eye and head position, driver attention and fatigue. The DMS will invoke action when a dangerous situation is detected or imminent.

Reliable understanding of driver state will also enable Autoliv development of technologies critical for supporting highly autonomous driving functions, with safe hands-off-wheel operation. Within the collaboration, Autoliv will serve as the Tier 1 supplier to automotive OEMs to produce the driver monitoring systems for future awarded business.

“Autoliv and Seeing Machines have teamed up to reduce distracted driver accidents,” says Johan Löfvenholm, President, Autoliv Electronics. “We both share a passion for saving more lives, and together, we will create one of the most advanced driver monitoring systems in the world.”

“The collaboration between Seeing Machines and Autoliv is an excellent fit within our expanding partnership ecosystem” added Mike McAuliffe, CEO of Seeing Machines. “Both companies are technical leaders deeply committed to advancing safer driving through the development and deployment of our advanced DMS technologies for Automotive OEMs”.

About Autoliv

Autoliv, Inc. is the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, and through its subsidiaries develops and manufactures automotive safety systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world. Together with its joint ventures, Autoliv has more than 80 facilities with 70,000 employees in 27 countries. In addition, the Company has 22 technical centers in ten countries around the world, with 19 test tracks, more than any other automotive safety supplier. Sales in 2016 amounted to about US $10.1 billion. The Company’s shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ALV) and its Swedish Depository Receipts on Nasdaq Stockholm (ALIV sdb). For more information about Autoliv, please visit our company website at

About Seeing Machines

Seeing Machines, (AIM: SEE) is an industry leader in computer vision based technologies which enable machines to see, understand and assist people. With more than 17 years of deep domain experience, Seeing Machines deploys its proprietary computer vision platform to deliver precision tracking and analysis of heads, faces and eyes. A primary application is Automotive Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) to detect and help deal with drowsiness, distraction and other cognitive states which is key to the adoption of ADAS and Autonomous Driving as well as our pioneering Guardian Fleet safety product. Seeing Machines’ technology has been adopted by global industry leaders across the market spectrum. Seeing Machines is headquartered in Canberra, Australia and currently has offices and people in Melbourne, Tucson, Silicon Valley, Detroit and the UK. For more information visit

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Maserati Wins The Peninsula Classics 2016 Best Of The Best Award

A legendary Maserati has been chosen the winner of The Peninsula Classics 2016 Best of the Best Award, which was announced last night during a gala dinner in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. The winning vehicle, a pristine 1954 example of Maserati’s A6GCS/53 Berlinetta by Pinin Farina, was selected from a group of eight competitors, all of which have won top international Concours events. A panel of 24 distinguished judges, including entertainer Jay Leno, fashion designer Ralph Lauren, and Goodwood Festival of Speed founder Charles, Earl of March, took part in the voting. They ultimately crowned Maserati the champion during last night’s gala event at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club.

The A6GCS/53 Berlinetta by Pinin Farina was voted “Best in Show” at the 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, making it eligible to ultimately win The Peninsula Classics 2016 Best of the Best Award. The incomparable and stunning red coupe is owned by Destriero Limited as part of The Destriero Collection.

The announcement of the award during the week leading up to Monterey’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend showcases Maserati’s rich heritage of more than 102 years during a vibrant time of growth. With last year’s debut of the Italian brand’s first SUV, the Levante, as well as the recent release of the new MY18 GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible, all eyes are on The House of the Trident in celebration of Maserati’s timeless design and performance.

In addition to displays at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Concept Lawn and at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, Maserati will also highlight their full line-up with vehicle test-drives from Villa Maserati, a pop-up installation at Seventh and Dolores in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. Vehicles available at Villa Maserati will be the Levante SUV, flagship Quattroporte, sport sedan Ghibli and the new MY18 GranTurismo coupe and convertible. Villa Maserati is now open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily through Sunday, 20 August.

Maserati: cars that are immediately recognizable for their extraordinary personality. Their style, technology and innate exclusivity – guaranteed to appeal to even the most discerning tastes – have made them an industry benchmark. The brand’s ambassadors are the Levante (Maserati’s first ever SUV), the flagship Quattroporte in GranLusso and GranSport versions, the Ghibli executive sport sedan and the GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible sports cars. With the option of gasoline and diesel engines, rear or all-wheel drive, the finest materials and outstanding engineering, this is the brand’s most comprehensive offering yet. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining the concept of the Italian sports car and setting new standards in style, performance, luxury and safety.

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TELUS International Acquires Voxpro

TELUS International, a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) provider, announced today the acquisition of Voxpro, a provider of beautiful customer experience, technical support and sales operations solutions with locations in the United StatesIrelandRomania, and the Philippines.

Now operating as ‘Voxpro – powered by TELUS International,’ the Ireland headquartered company brings a dynamic track record supporting the world’s innovators and disruptive technology companies, helping them to evolve and scale into some of today’s most renowned global brands. With its dedicated, shared or co-located customer support capabilities, Voxpro provides TELUS International with additional diversity and flexibility in meeting the needs of marketplace disruptors.

With locations in Folsom, California and Athens, Georgia, the partnership grows TELUS International’s U.S. footprint, providing a more comprehensive onshore offering to existing and prospective customers. In addition, Voxpro’s robust European operations will add new service delivery centers in Ireland, while also expanding TELUS International’s presence in Bucharest, Romania and Manila, Philippines. Likewise, TELUS International brings a robust global infrastructure with a track record of customer experience innovation for leading global brands, including excellence in omnichannel support, cloud contact center and analytics to further fuel Voxpro’s impressive growth and success to date.

“This is a partnership of likeminded organizations focused on providing world-class brand experiences for our clients and their customers,” said Jeffrey Puritt, TELUS International president and CEO. “Together, we provide a truly differentiated offering in the marketplace designed to meet our fast-growing partner demands for more locations, flexible and agile support structures, and highly engaged multilingual team members committed to customer service excellence.”

Approximately 2,700 Voxpro team members, including the Voxpro leadership team, will join the TELUS International family, bringing the combined employee base to almost 28,000 team members across the globe serving customers in over 35 languages.

“It’s an extremely special day for us and for all of our partners, team members, and indeed, everyone in the Voxpro community,” said Dan Kiely, Voxpro co-founder and CEO. “We couldn’t be more proud to find a fabulous partner like TELUS International – a company that shares our entrepreneurial spirit and relentless desire to redefine and disrupt the outsourcing industry when it comes to serving the customer experience needs of such important brands. As part of the TELUS International family, we will continue to build our thriving culture focused on putting our team members and customers first.”

Both companies have received numerous industry accolades. TELUS International was recently named an Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America, as well as Outsourcing Provider of the Year at the 2017 Call Center Week Excellence Awards. Voxpro was recently named one of Ireland’s Best Managed companies by Deloitte for the fifth consecutive year, as well as winning the Irish CCMA Awards’ Outsource Partnership of the Year for consecutive years, working with partners like Airbnb.

About TELUS International
TELUS International is a global business process and IT outsourcing company with almost 28,000 employees around the world, including in Canadathe United StatesEuropeCentral Americathe Philippines and the United Kingdom. With over 200 million customer interactions supported annually via voice, email, chat and social media, across fast-growing tech, financial services and fintech, gaming, travel and hospitality, and healthcare industries, TELUS International enables customer experience innovation through spirited teamwork, agile thinking, and a caring culture that puts customers first. The company serves clients in over 35 languages. As the global arm of TELUS (TSX:T) (NYSE:TU), TELUS International is backed by a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with over USD$10 billion of annual revenue and 12.8 million subscriber connections. Learn more at:

About Voxpro
Voxpro is Ireland’s largest international provider of customer experience, technical support and sales operations solutions. Voxpro partners with some of the world’s most exciting and disruptive tech organizations to support their customers by delivering the world’s best customer experiences. The company designs and delivers a range of business services for and on behalf of its partners, such as multilingual customer experience and technical support, trust and safety, risk and fraud activity, social media management, sales, analytics and harnessing product insights.

Established by co-founders, Dan and Linda Kiely, Voxpro currently operates centers of excellence in Cork and Dublin, IrelandAthens, Georgia and Folsom, CaliforniaBucharest, Romania; and Manila, Philippines. Voxpro works with partners who evolve from disruptive tech startups to global giants, helping them to scale internationally and to deliver a beautiful customer experience to their customers with every interaction.  Learn more at: 

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Microdisplay Market Worth 1,706.3 Million USD by 2023

The report “Microdisplay Market by Product Type (NTE, Projection), Technology (OLED, LCoS, LCD, DLP), Application (Consumer, Industrial, Military, Defense, and Aerospace, Automotive, Commercial, Medical, Education), Resolution, and Region – Global Forecast to 2023″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Microdisplay Market is estimated to grow from USD 812.0 Million in 2017 to USD 1,706.3 Million by 2023, at a CAGR of 13.2% between 2017 and 2023. The rising adoption of portable devices such as HMDs and HUDs and the increasing application areas of microdisplays are some of the driving factors for the growth of the market.

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NTE display devices expected to hold a major share of microdisplay market during forecast period

Near-to-eye (NTE) display device segment led the microdisplay market in 2016. NTE display devices include electronic viewfinders (EVFs), head-mounted displays (HMDs), and heads-up displays (HUDs). The increasing adoption of AR glasses in the industrial and enterprise application for providing on-the-job training to field workers, warehouse management, maintenance and inspection activities, among many others creates a significant demand for NTE display devices. However, the increasing adoption of VR HMDs for gaming and entertainment further provides opportunities for the microdisplay market players. Moreover, the growing use of HUDs in premium cars fuels the growth of the microdisplay market for NTE display devices.

Market for OLED technology expected to grow at a high CAGR between 2017 and 2023

End users’ demand for small form factor microdisplay devices with enhanced features such as higher power efficiency, faster response, more colorfulness, and better contrast is likely to create significant opportunities for the microdisplay providers. OLED is one of the microdisplay technologies helping to fulfill these requirements. A number of players entering the OLED microdisplay market further fuels the market growth.

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North America is expected to hold the largest share of the microdisplay market during the forecast period. The growing adoption of microdisplay devices is one of the major driving factors for this market in North America. Projectors are increasingly being used in the educational application as traditional classroom learning is being replaced by web-based and online learning. Moreover, the growing use of technologically advanced devices including HMDs, HUDs, and fitness bands would further help drive the growth of the microdisplay market in the region.

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Unforgettable Experiences in Europe with Erasmus+ and Landon Carver

A number of outdoor and adventure professionals took part in what they have described as “a once in a life-time opportunity” funded by Erasmus+, designed and delivered by Landon Carver, training specialists based in Galway in the west of Ireland. The participants had a chance to take part in bespoke programmes in a variety of European countries covered by Erasmus+ Scheme.

Each placement provided an incredible opportunity for Vocational Education Training (VET) professionals, working in the outdoor industry and those involved in the delivery and implementation of QQI Level 5 or QQI Level 6 programmes. This opportunity provided funding for candidates to take parts in placements and programmes in outdoor and adventure sectors in countries like SpainFranceand UK.

In conjunction with some of the most reputable organizations and the leading specialists in their field such as Wilderness Scotland, Club ION, Sea Kayaking Cornwall, UCPA and Action Outdoors, Landon Carver designed and delivered tailored programmes for participants interested in developing new skills, teaching methods and training strategies.

Most of all, the placements allowed the participants to develop and grow personally as well as professionally and provided them with a remarkable adventure and valuable experience.

Each programme provided the candidates with a practical enhancement of their existing skills which could then be transferred to their work places in Ireland. The participants had an opportunity to expand their networking skills and connections by meeting other instructors and mentors with similar skill sets and experience.

Each adventure took place in a different setting which featured spectacular countrysides, breath-taking landscapes, sandy beaches, blue lagoons and snowy mountains. Local traditions and culture were also explored by the participants. Each day featured different challenges and tasks and a constant need for the participants to improve and push themselves further made these trips an unforgettable experience for all.

Even at the preparation stage the level of excitement and interest in the programme was tangible. As stated by one of the applicants for the Mountain Biking Programme in UK Eoin Hogan prior to departure: “Excited about the opportunity, and how it could benefit my work with Clare Development Company in promoting and delivering superior facilities in Clare for Mountain Bikers while also allowing improved delivery of QQI Level 5 Tourism management course.

Landon Carver designs, develops and delivers all their Programmes and placements under the banner of CARVE programs. All the placements in CARVE programs are funded through Erasmus + and designed to enhance different sectors of the outdoor sector in Ireland.

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Hydrogen Generator Market Analysis Report 2017-2027

Forecasts by Generator Type (On Site, Portable), by Generator Capacity (Up To 100W, 101W-500W, 501W-1,000W, 1.1KW-3KW, above 3KW), by End Use (Chemical Processing, Fuel Cells, Petroleum Recovery, Refinery, Others) & by Geography Plus Profiles of Leading Companies Involved in Hydrogen Generation

The hydrogen generator sector is flourishing right now. The hydrogen generator value chain involves component suppliers of hydrogen generators and reaches down to the hydrogen end-users, which include the energy sector, the chemical industry, hydrogen filling stations, steel production, welding, food processing, industrial gas companies, and the flat glass industry.

Hydrogen generators are widely used in end-use applications such as chemical processing, fuel cells, petroleum recovery, refining, and others. Presently, chemical processing occupies the dominant market share globally. Oil and gas refineries demand more hydrogen in order to lower the sulfur content of diesel in line with stringent government regulations to minimize sulfur content. Chemical processing uses hydrogen to process ammonia, methanol, and other chemicals in a petrochemical complex. Both chemical processing and refining industries are the largest consumers of hydrogen. Demand for hydrogen generators in these industries is anticipated to grow during the forecast period.

Visiongain evaluates the hydrogen generator market at $914m in 2017 with major opportunities for incumbent and new entrants to capitalise upon this market expansion.

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• Air Liquide

• Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

• Epoch Energy Technology Corporation

• Hy9 Corporation

• Hydrogenics Corporation

• Idroenergy S.R.L

• Linde AG

• McPhy Energy SA

• Praxair Technology, Inc.

• Proton OnSite Inc.

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• Hydrogen generator manufacturers

• Hydrogen infrastructure Installers

• Oil & gas companies

• Energy companies

• Automotive companies

• Petrochemical companies

• Food processing companies

• Glass manufacturers

• Renewable energy companies

• Electricity companies

• CEOs

• Asset managers

• Heads of strategic development

• Marketing staff

• Market analysts

• Consultants

• Managers,

• Governmental departments & agencies

• Investors

• Banks

• Industry associations

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Companies Mentioned:

Air Liquide

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.


Airox Nigen Equipments Pvt Ltd

Amr Computer LTDA.

Ballard Power Systems

Beijing Feda Geron Air Separation Technology Co. Ltd.

Beyond Dreams

BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC

Changsha City Okay Energy Equipment Co Ltd.

Changsha Kingkar Eco-Technologies Co., Ltd.

Clean Energy Investments

Cryospec, Inc

Daimler AG


ECO Solution

Epoch Energy Technology Corp.

Garland Welding Supplies, Inc.

Global Tungsten & Powders Corp.

Golden Age

Golden Saqi Technology Co., Limited

Green Transportation Solutions


Guangdong Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology Co., Ltd

Hanjie International Technology Company Ltd

Hebei Construction and Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Helix Japan Co., Ltd.


HomePatient, Inc

Hunan Kater Import & Export Co., Ltd.

Hy9 Corporation



Hydrogenics Corporation

HyRadix Inc.,

Idroenergy S.R.L.

JiantouYanshan (Guyuan) Wind Energy,

Jinan Green Lab Instrument Co., Ltd

Jinan Mao An Instrument Co., Ltd.

JS Power Inc.

KingKar Eco-Technologies Co.,Ltd

Kurion Inc.

Laugfs Holdings Ltd.,

Leroi Machinery Co. Ltd.

Lincare Holding Inc

Linde Corporation

Linde Engineering North America

Linde Industrial Gases

Magnum Autotuning Ltd.

McPhy Energy SA

Messer Aligaz Sanayi Gazlari A.S.

Ningbo Hi-tech Eastsun Industry & Trade Co.

Pallas Nitrogen Texas, LLC

Praxair Technology Inc.

Proton OnSite, Inc.


Sankosha Corporation

Shandong Saikesaisi Hydrogen Energy Co Ltd

Shanghai COCH Energy Co. Ltd

ShinTek Industrial Engineering Company Limited

Siemens AG

Suzhou Jingli Hydrogen Production Equipment Co,.Ltd

Synergy Development Enterprise


The Linde Group

TianJin Mainland Hydrogen Equipment Co., Ltd


Union Space International Ltd

Verde LLC

WEG Industries

Weifang Aok Machinery Imp & Exp Co.,Ltd

Xiamen Lelirunan Tech.Co.,Ltd

XingYe Hydrogen

Yan’an Energy and Chemical Co., Ltd

YangZhou Chungdean Hydrogen Equipment Co., Lltd

Yangzhou Cril Electronics Co Ltd

Yara International ASA

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‘Amazon Prime Day 2017: The Inside Story on Consumer Sentiment’ – Research from Periscope By McKinsey

Periscope® By McKinsey, a suite of solutions focusing on price, promotion, assortment, sales and marketing optimization to achieve sustainable revenue growth, today announced the findings of research it carried-out following this year’s Amazon Prime Day – the third and largest sales event yet in company’s history. Periscope conducted online research with US shoppers to explore their attitudes, actions and behaviors in relation to Amazon Prime Day 2017.

When asked if they shopped for Amazon Prime Day deals on 11 July 2017, 36% of respondents confirmed they had made a purchase. This was a substantial increase on the 22% who said they had actively shopped for Prime Day deals in 2016. Interestingly, just over one-third (34%) of respondents were not aware of Prime Day last year and had taken the decision to explore the event for the very first time this year. Examining what had motivated them to shop on Amazon Prime Day this year, 12% confirmed having received more personalized marketing messages from Amazon which incentivized them to shop more. Furthermore, over one-quarter (26%) of survey respondents said this year they had encountered offers in more of the categories they were interested in shopping in.

Asked how their shopping behaviors had changed compared to last year’s Prime Day, 12% of respondents confirmed they had shopped across more categories in this year’s event with a further 7% admitting to spending more money.

Getting the Right Deal is Personal for Consumers

When asked to evaluate what most influenced their decision to shop on Amazon Prime Day, more than half (54%) of respondents said their priority was to check out discounts on items they already planned to buy. A further 28% were less discriminating, preferring to hunt down and evaluate the best promotions and discounts available across multiple product categories.

Consumer Attitudes Appear Conflicted

Interestingly, however, a significant number of shoppers expressed skepticism about the benefits to them of buying something on Prime Day. Almost one-third (31%) of respondents stated that promotions are never on products they are interested in and, as a result, they did not engage with the event. A further 19% went on to say they viewed Prime Day as a “marketing trick” and that, in their opinion, pre-event price inflation was being employed to make deals on the day seem more appealing to shoppers.

This last finding chimes with previous Periscope research into consumer attitudes to Black Friday 2016[1], when 28% of US respondents expressed similar cynicism in relation to the ‘reality’ of the deals on offer – accusing retailers and brands of undertaking price manipulations to motivate shoppers.

Asked if they shop for discounts on Black Friday, 44% of respondents said this event had no appeal for them – a finding which indicates that, as Prime Members, Prime Day was the motivating factor that attracted these consumers to open their wallets.

Commenting on the findings, Brian Elliott, Managing Partner of Periscope By McKinsey, said: “While flash sales have become a fixture of online retail, enticing shoppers to part with their money using a combination of limited time, limited quantities and great deals is no longer enough to drive customers to buy on the day. As these findings demonstrate, there’s more to a successful flash sale than discounting some items or starting a countdown clock. To maximize the impact of time-limited online shopping events, retailers and brands need to use even more data analytics solutions to deliver an optimized shopping experience.”

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Study Methodology

In July 2017 Periscope conducted online research to understand consumer awareness of Prime Day 2017, their level of engagement with the event and attitudes towards other holiday shopping events. The web-based survey targeted consumers in the United States aged between 18 and 60+. The survey gathered 1,468 qualified responses.

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Travel & Leisure Group: Leading UK Fractional Ownership Company Updates Website

One of the leading names in the UK’s thriving fractional ownership industry, Travel & Leisure Group, has recently updated its website. The site is now undergoing a soft relaunch with the support of Omni Search UK, featuring a new design, UX and functionality in time for the company’s 25th anniversary celebration.

Sarah Bond, the Operations Manager of Travel & Leisure Group made the following statement about the new sites update: “We’re thrilled about the re-launch of the Travel & Leisure Group website. We’re looking forward to seeing an increase in business due to the improved user experience. Throughout the process, our focus has been on making it easier to use. This includes everything from vastly better navigation to a fresh, attractive look in line with current trends. Both new and existing clients can now enjoy a clean, user-friendly website from the same timeshare broker they know and trust.”

The original site was created in 2011 with a style and design that was reflective of the contemporary industry trends at the time. As a result, the overall look has been updated to evolve with the latest vogues to create an impressive visual statement for visiting web traffic. With the update taking in over 20,000 pages, this has been a challenging task for both the company and the web design company, yet a professional, fully operational site has been produced.

Included in the update has been a range of new imagery to support the sales messages and a new page structure working as a front end to the database driven site. As the company has retained a consistent sales message there has been no requirement to update the copy, although the key conversion journey has been improved with forms and buttons. The site is fully navigable in 10 different languages making it accessible to a range of global sales channels.

One of the most impressive features of the new site is a Google maps driven widget that displays all the fractional ownership properties available through Travel & Leisure Group. Visitors can use this functionality to quickly find a desirable purchase opportunity in the exact location of their choice.

Backed up by over 25 years of experience Travel & Leisure Group sells and markets fractional ownership properties for private sellers seeking private buyers, whilst providing a strong brokerage service. This results in a comparatively cost effective service when contrasted with standard industry practice, which has been a key feature of the business’s growth and success over the past two and half decades.

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TRT World Launches Digital Video App on Opera TV Store

The TRT World app for Opera TV is now available globally on the Opera TV Store. Over 150 million smart TV and streaming devices powered by the Opera TV Store will be able to access live streaming, TV shows, and social videos from TRT World.

As the global market leader and enabler of smart TVs spanning over 150 million devices, Opera TV is a core part of the TRT World digital distribution strategy. It offers opportunities to reach and engage audiences worldwide with original TV programming and social videos.

“Digital distribution is becoming the dominant platform for reaching connected consumers,” says Murat Akguc, TRT World’s Director of Digital and Strategy.  “Today’s viewers are always connected, and they have much less time for cable TV transmission. Therefore, reaching people through OTT (over-the-top) services is a strategic aspect of TRT World’s efforts to be close to our audience.”

“As a newly established media organisation, TRT World has the opportunity to make the digital leap from the start.  Our focus is on driving reach, retention and engagement across a global portfolio of our digital products. Opera TV fits nicely into this strategy, providing unparalleled reach and engagement on large screen devices,” says Roch Pellerin, Director of Marcom at TRT World.

The new app for Opera TV features instant access to the TRT World TV livestream and the latest episodes from popular TV shows, including The Newsmakers, Strait Talk, Showcase, and Roundtable. The Opera TV app complements the existing TRT World digital ecosystem by allowing the easy discovery of new shows and digital native content.

Recently, TRT World has launched its TV programming on several European cable operators for in-home delivery of content through traditional pay-TV providers such as Skylink, Sky UK, Canal France, and satellites around the world. The US is a booming market for OTT services, and so TRT World has recently launched a baseline HTML5 TV app, a new TV app on Roku and a completely revamped app for Apple TV to suit the needs of US-based users.

TRT World, Turkey’s first English broadcasting international news platform launched in 2015 and headquartered in Istanbul, with four newsrooms and an extensive global bureau network covering major regions and hot spots. It can be accessed via traditional media, including free-to-air, cable and satellite, and other digital platforms.



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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Mambu with the 2017 Europe Growth Excellence Leadership Award

Based on its recent analysis of the native cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) banking and lending core market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Mambu with the 2017 Europe Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Excellence Leadership. Mambu has grabbed the first-mover advantage in the space by offering a lean and modern SaaS engine to power innovative loan and deposit products, the cloud-based alternative to legacy core systems. It can deploy in months, employs a subscription pricing structure that moves away from the traditional license model and ensures that growth is truly tied to its customers’ success.

Mambu identified the need for a native cloud SaaS engine based on its observation of other consumer-focused industries, the emergence of FinTech start-ups, and the changes occurring in emerging markets where innovative solutions were being used to reach underserved customers. The company engages in collaborative conversations with decision makers to understand strategic plans and overcome challenges. Subsequently, it provides guidance on how the Mambu environment can best be used to aid business growth and help the client execute a digital-first strategy. This approach enables Mambu to lay the foundation for long-term business expansion.

As part of its geographic growth strategy, the company partners with local consultants and product and integration partners that work directly with banks and financial institutions. As it is able to integrate easily with other best-in-class solutions, rather than being the one vendor that offers all solutions, Mambu maintains focus on its area of expertise and improves its solution for enterprise clients. It also works with many FinTech focused startup accelerators, such as Barclays AcceleratorStartupbootcampYnext incubator, and Supercharger, providing program members with discounted access to its platform to enable them to launch more easily.

“Mambu develops a close working relationship with its clients and tries to understand their business strategies and challenges better. This not only ensures an enhanced relationship with customers, but also helps the company to shape their own product, understand market requirements and hone its partnership roadmap.  Mambu clearly puts customer relationship management to the best use to identify long term market trends and retain relevance and sustainability,” said Deepali Sathe, Frost & Sullivan Industry Manager. “To present customers with the best possible customer experience, Mambu product delivery and support is provided by in-house solution experts aligned with the customer’s needs regarding the project from the very beginning.”

Traditional systems take months and often years before a project takes off, with the follow-up changes and updates all contributing to additional expenses. The losses incurred by delays in time to market and an inability to introduce products in new markets creates a strong case for cloud-based systems. Furthermore, customers realize that in a quickly developing and innovative market, loss of revenues as the result of slow execution impacts both business and credibility. The superior value that Mambu delivers with its cloud solutions far outweighs customers’ price concerns.

“Apart from boasting a device-agnostic platform that enables real-time collaboration services like email notifications, Mambu’s system employs an intuitive interface and imparts impressive agility to enterprise clients,” noted Sathe. “In order to ensure an enhanced user experience, Mambu deploys evolving releases as well as new features and workshops. Every client works within a secure cloud environment, with global redundancy, data security and isolation, and in compliance with local regulations.”

Overall, the plethora of value-added services and capabilities has earned Mambu the leadership position in the developing SaaS banking engine market and importantly, has set it up for future growth.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in growth and customer value. It recognizes the superiority of the product/service as well as the overall customer, purchase, ownership, and service experience offered, which has resulted in the recipient company seeing above-market growth and increased revenue. The award lauds the growth, diversification, and sustainability strategies of the company.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

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Mambu is the SaaS banking engine powering innovative loan and deposit products, the lean alternative to cumbersome core banking systems.  Helping clients to successfully start up new business ventures, transform existing operations, launch new products and expand into new markets.  Mambu provides financial institutions of all sizes with the agility to rapidly design, launch, service and scale their banking and lending portfolio.

Launched in 2011, our technology powers over 5000 loan and deposit products which serve nearly 4 million end customers.  With more than 180 live operations in over 45 countries, ranging from FinTech revolutionaries to traditional banks, Mambu is helping financial institutions evolve and thrive in the digital age.

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Automotive Adhesives and Sealants Market Worth $3.89 Billion by 2021: Grand View Research, Inc.

The global automotive adhesives & sealants market is expected to reach USD 3.89 billion by 2021, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing concerns regarding fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are expected to boost the demand in commercial as well as passenger vehicles.

A 10% reduction in the weight of an automobile results in approximately 5% to 7% fuel saving. In addition, the reduced weight also aids in controlling the emission of CO2 throughout the life cycle of the vehicle. Auto manufacturers are focusing mainly on auto components that are manufactured from various types of thermoplastic elastomers in order to enhance the performance of automobiles and follow the trend of lightweight vehicles.

Manufacturers are facing problems in sourcing petroleum-based tackifiers due to the advent of shale gas, which has resulted in supply uncertainty of raw materials across the globe owing to a shift in feedstock from naphtha to natural gas. Stringent government regulations for the usage of bio-based adhesives are further expected to positively influence the industry growth.

Silicone sealants occupied the largest share with over 32% of the volume in 2016. Silicone-based materials also withstand structural movement, offer protective qualities and may be utilized in extreme temperatures & weather conditions. These factors, along with the introduction of new modified silicones and novel applications being developed for automobiles, are expected to drive growth in this segment over the forecast period.

Browse full research report with TOC on Automotive Adhesives And Sealants Market Analysis By Product (Acrylic, PVA, Silicones, Polyurethanes), By Application (Exterior, Interior, Electronics), By Function (Bonding, NVH, Sealing), By Technology, By Vehicle Type, And Segment Forecasts, 2011 – 2021 at:

Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • Acrylics are expected to emerge as the fastest growing adhesives, with over 4% CAGR owing to its excellent bonding strength along with humid and impact resistance. The segment is expected to witness growth owing to increasing passenger cars sales in emerging economies.
  • Body-in-white is expected to witness high growth rate over the forecast period owing to the increasing popularity of high performance adhesion solutions in vehicles, which helps in reducing overall weight, thereby saving the fuel consumption.
  • As per OICA statistics, passenger car sales grew by about 4.5% from 2015 to 2016; this rise may be attributed to rising disposable income in emerging economies, renewed production levels in recovering developed markets and technological advancements at the OEM level. Passenger car segment is thus likely to remain dominant for both.
  • Greater China is expected to remain the industry’s high growth region from 2017 to 2021, owing to a spurt in automobile production levels and encouraging conditions such as low labor costs, high population and geographical proximity to emerging markets.
  • The industry is fragmented with few major players catering to the global market. Key participants include Bostik, BASF, Evonik Industries, AkzoNobel, Henkel, 3M Inc., Avery Dennison, DSM, Franklin Adhesives & Sealants, H.B. Fuller Co. and others.

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Grand View Research has segmented the global automotive adhesives & sealants market on the basis of technology, product, application, function, vehicle type and region:

  • Adhesives Technology Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2011 – 2021)
    • Water-based
    • Solvent-based
    • Hot melt
    • Reactive & others
  • Adhesives Function Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2011 – 2021)
    • Bonding
    • Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH)
    • Sealing/Protection
  • Adhesives Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2011 – 2021)
    • Acrylic
    • PVA
    • Polyurethane
    • Styrenic Block
    • Epoxy
    • EVA
    • Others
  • Adhesives Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2011 – 2021)
    • Exterior
    • Interior
    • Electronics
    • Powertrain
    • Body-in-white
    • Others
  • Adhesives Vehicle Type Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2011 – 2021)
    • Passenger Cars
    • Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV)
    • Heavy & Medium Duty Commercial Vehicles (H/MCV)
  • Sealants Function Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2011 – 2021)
    • Bonding
    • Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH)
    • Sealing/Protection
  • Sealants Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2011 – 2021)
    • Silicones
    • PVA
    • Polyurethane
    • Acrylic
    • Others
  • Sealants Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2011 – 2021)
    • Exterior
    • Interior
    • Electronics
    • Powertrains
    • Others
  • Sealants Vehicle Type Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2011 – 2021)
    • Passenger Cars
    • Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV)
    • Heavy & Medium Duty Commercial Vehicles (H/MCV)
  • Adhesives & Sealants Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 – 2025)
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Greater China
    • Japan & South Korea
    • Rest of the World (RoW)

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EXPO 2017 Attendance Rate Grows by 40% During Its Second Month

The results of the first two months of the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2017, whichopened in Kazakhstans capital Astana on June 10, have been summarized.

“2,265,000 people have visited the exhibition during the two months, which is 1.4 times more than in the first month. All in all, the trend in terms of the level of attendance is positive,” says Beibit Karymsakov, Managing Director of JSC National company “Astana EXPO-2017”.

In his speech at a conference held to take stock of the two months of the exhibition, Mr. Karymsakov also noted that, as of August 15, the number of visitors is 2,474,000.

From June 14 to August 14, 2017, there were a total of 17 mln visits to the international pavilions of the countries participating in Astana EXPO 2017. The top 5 most popular pavilions were: Plaza Africa where 22 countries are represented, EgyptTurkeyAzerbaijan and Thailand.

During the past two months, the international participants have organized 66 National Days, 4 Specialized Days, as well as about 160 themed events such as congresses, conferences, forums, workshops etc.

EXPO 2017 has also been visited by 22 heads of state and government, as well as by 78 ministers of foreign affairs.

About Astana EXPO 2017

The International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 dedicated to Future Energy is an expositional and recreational event held between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana. The exhibition will last 93 days and will be one of the most spectacular cultural venues in 2017.

As part of Astana EXPO 2017, global policy documents will be drafted in order to promote an energy-efficient lifestyle and wide use of renewable energy sources.

Contact: Natalia, +7-(903)-209-35-00

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Shanghai Symphony Orchestra embarks on Europe tour

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra will set out on a tour to Europe on August 17, under the baton of its music director Long Yu. They will perform at Luzerne Festival on August 20 and become the first orchestra from China to play at the prestigious music festival. Then the orchestra will continue to perform at Tirol Festival and Grafenegg Festival in Austria. They will wrap up the tour at Elbphiharmonie Hamber, the new concert hall in Germany. This tour is supported by China National Arts Fund.

China’s classical music circle considers it the highest-level tour by China’s orchestra.

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra has started to go abroad since the 1970s, when very few Chinese ensembles were able to tour abroad. They toured Australia and New Zealand in 1975.

Ever since Long Yu was appointed music director in 2009, the orchestra has been touring the US and Europe and the concerts were included in some theatre seasons.

During the 2010 Shanghai Expo, the orchestra’s concerts were aired at New York’s Central Park. In 2015, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra played at the United Nation’s General Assembly Hall to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra has created many “firsts” among China’s orchestras.

Among several tour invitations, they finally chose the four venues this summer because no orchestras from China have been to all these four. It is the first time that Luzerne Festival invited a China’sorchestra in its 80 years. This year, they will perform at the same stage of KKL concert Hall with Riccardo Chailly conducting Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Bernard Haitink conducting Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Daniel Barenboim conducting West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.

The tour results from the collaboration between Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the world top orchestras and artists in the past years. In 2015, Gustav Kuhn’s 24-hour “Ring Cycle” hit Shanghai and it is the production by Tirol Festival. In the same year, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra signed a 5-year collaboration with Elbphiharmonie Hamber.

In March, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra invited Grafenegg Festival’s founder and music pianist Rudolf Buchbinder gave a performance of all Beethoven sonatas in a week.

Yu will plan an interesting program for the tour. They will play a Chinese work in each stop, including A Avshalomov’s “Symphonic Poem Hutongs of Beijing” and “Violin Concerto Butterfly Lovers” by Chen Gang and He Zhanhao, which is probably the most well-known Chinese work in the Western world.

Violinist Maxim Vengerov will play the “Butterfly Lovers” concerto in Hamburg while Stefan Tarara will play it in Tirol. Tarara is one of the winners of the 2016 Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Competition.

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