Thursday, September 13, 2012

  1. VUCLIP TO SPEAK AT AD:TECH BANGALORE 2012
     
    Bangalore, 13 September, 2012: Vuclip, the world’s largest independent mobile video service, has been invited to speak at the upcoming edition of ad:tech, the world's no.1 interactive advertising and technology conference and exhibition. Vuclip’s Vice President and Head of Advertising, APAC and Middle East, Meera Chopra, will be speaking at the morning panel session titled Integrated Video Planning, along with Ravi Kiran, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Friends of Ambition and Co-Founder, VentureNursery; comScore Inc.’s Vice President - Southeast Asia, Joe Nguyen; Kiran Gopinath, Founder and CEO, Ozone Media Solutions; and Lk Gupta, CMO, LG Electronics India.
     
    The event, to be held at India's own Silicon Valley, Bangalore, on Thursday, September 27 at Sheraton, is being organized by Networkplay Media Pvt. Ltd. in partnership with dmg::events, and aims to “bring together marketing giants with technology geniuses.”
     
    With a boom in mobile video consumption and with the emergence of multiple screens, brands and advertisers often find it perplexing to decide the most suitable placement avenues for their video content to reach the right audience. The panel session will explore today’s video consumption habits and delve into video planning to help the delegates know where to spend, how to measure and how to position their brand effectively through videos. It will also deliberate on how to make video assets work seamlessly across mobile, web and TV, and will try to find the mantra for successfully balancing pure digital media buys with a more traditional TV spend.
     
    The increased mobile and web connectivity and the fast growing internet population in India have paved the way for a digital explosion. There is a growing trend of using internet through mobile devices rather than personal computers. As per Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (KPCB), global mobile traffic is growing rapidly to 10% of the total internet traffic. KPCB research also reveals that, in India, mobile internet usage surpassed desktop internet usage in May 2012. In spite of this phenomenal rise in global mobile internet penetration, there were only 953 M Smartphone subscriptions as against 6.1 B global mobile phone subscriptions by the end of 2011, according to Morgan Stanley Research.
     
    Says Meera, “While last year, we were still hearing people talking about the next mobile advertising revolution, it is exciting to see how the industry is embracing it so quickly now. In just over six months since the last ad:tech in Delhi, we are seeing a very positive uptake among Indian brands where mobile advertising is becoming an essential instead of an option. But it is imperative to note that basic feature phones still constitute a large chunk of all mobile internet users in the country. Any mobile advertising strategy is incomplete unless it reaches the bottom of the pyramid in addition to the top.”
     
    As Vuclip’s Vice President and Head of Advertising, APAC and Middle East, Meera's core responsibility is to build new partnerships with brands and advertising agencies alike, as well as strengthening existing relationships. Prior to joining Vuclip, Meera was the National Sales Head with Times Internet Ltd. Meera has over a decade of experience in business development and corporate sales having worked with leading media houses such as Networkplay and Komli Media.
     
    Each month, Vuclip delivers over 560 million videos on as many as 5500 different mobile handsets globally. In India, Vuclip has over 14 million monthly active users. Some of the leading brands that advertise on Vuclip in India include Maruti, Sonata, Fastrack, PizzaHut and Pepsi.
     
    About Vuclip
    For millions of people around the world, Vuclip is an essential part of their daily lives. Vuclip serves video on-the-fly, on any device, and in any country, providing unparalleled reach for its partners. Every day Vuclip delivers more than 20 million videos to consumers in over 200 countries. Vuclip is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices in Los Angeles, New Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, Shenzhen and Beijing. Check out Vuclip on your phone: m.vuclip.com.
  2. Dear Mr. Sagar,
     
    The World Investment Conferences, in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), with support from the Government of Rajasthan is organizing the World Investment Conference India 2012 from 7-9 October 2012 at the Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Rajasthan.
    Under the theme, “India’s Attractiveness on the Global FDI Map,” the conference will bring together over 300 business, government, media, academia and civil society leaders from India and abroad along with other key stakeholders of the economy at the conference to get updated on the latest investment opportunities in India’s key growth sectors.
    The investors you can have B2B meetings with at the WIC 2012 are :- 
    UHY Hacker Young LLP
    Safran
    Areva
    Enel
    Alcatel Lucent
    ICBC
    Ubisoft Entertainment
    Redcliffe Capital
    Adecco
    Bureau Veritas
    Macfarlane Telesystems Ltd
    Assystem
    Laboratoires Bongert
    Velcan Energy
    PVL Media Consultants
    ipawrld
    Tridevi Capital Limited
    Bolloré Group
    Avelar Energy
    Pierre Fabre
    Wisekey
    Swarovski
    Carlson
    Cisco
    Pernod-Ricard
    Holcim
    Chevron Energy Solutions
    Viadéo
    Unigrains
    eMeter
    Europ Assistance
    Euronews
    Suez Environnement
    The key session that will be discussed at WIC 2012 will focus on a wide range of topics : –
    ·         India in the New Global Reality
    ·         Understanding Indian Global Players
    ·         Young and Ambitious Indians
    ·         Role of PEs and FIs in Indian infrastructure
    ·         Healthcare Scenario 2020
    ·         India as an R&D hub
    ·         Logistics as a key driver for economy
    ·         India’s demographic dividend
    ·         Long-term growth of value-added manufacturing in India
    And some of the expert panelist along with the overseas investors who will address the above mentioned sessions are :-
    ·         Mr Anil Arora, MD MJ Logistics Pvt Ltd
    ·         Ms Anupama Arya, National Chairperson, Yi & MD, Mobera Group
    ·         Mr Dileep Baid, Chairman, CII Rajasthan State Council
    ·         Mr Pierre Benham, Country Head - India operations, Pierre Fabre Group
    ·         Mr Dilip Chenoy, CEO & MD, National Skills Development Council
    ·         Dr K Ganapathy, President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation
    ·         Ms Bhairavi Jani, Director, SCA Group of Companies
    ·         Prof Prem K Kalra, Director, IIT Jodhpur
    ·         Dr A K Mukherjee, Director General, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre
    ·         Ms Chhavi Rajawat, Sarpanch, Municipal Government of Soda
    ·         Mr Ajay Shankar, Member (Secretary), National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC), Government of India
    ·         Mr Sunand Sharma, Country President, ALSTOM India & South Asia Ltd
    ·         Dr Shubnum Singh, Dean – Nursing, Allied, Health & Wellness Programs, Max Healthcare Institute Ltd
    ·         Mr John Yates, CEO, Manipal-City & Guilds Skills Training Pvt Ltd
    We are writing to invite your participation to this unique conference
    Your office can confirm your participation at :-  http://www.worldinvestmentconferences.com/conferences/india-2012/register. 
    In case you are unable to participate, then do please consider nominating your senior colleagues who may benefit from this conference. 
    We look forward to your kind confirmation and to receiving you in Jaipur.
  3. Seasoned Smriti makes it look easy, wins 4th leg of Hero-WGAI by four shots
    SRINAGAR, September 13: Smriti Mehra brought in all her experience to overhaul Nalini Singh Siwach and win the fourth leg of Hero-WGAI Women’s Pro Tour on Thursday. Smriti shot her second successive two-under 70 to finish with a total of 214, as against Nalini Singh’s 218 following a final round 75. It also sealed a second title of the season for Smriti.
    Saaniya Sharma (73) finished third at 224 and Shraddhanjali Singh (71) was fourth at 225. Vani Kapoor (76) was fifth at 226 and Neha Tripathi (78) was sixth at 227.
    Nalini, leading by one shot overnight, failed to land any birdies through the round. She bogeyed the third and fourth and fell behind. When Smriti birdied the fifth and then eighth, Nalini was virtually out of the race. Smriti bogeyed the 10th and Nalini bogeyed the 17th. Then Smriti ended the tournament in style with a birdie on 18th to finish at 70 and 214.
    Nalini was just not able to hole her putts and had only three bogeys.
    Saaniya had two bogeys and one birdie in her 73 as she ended third. Vani Kapoor once again disappointed with a 76 and ended fifth, while Shraddhanjali Singh (71) had a sub-par round during a week when her fortunes fluctuated wildly with rounds of 75, 79 and 71.
    This was the first-ever women’s professional event at the picturesque Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar and it elicited a great response and the course itself was a challenge for the golfers.
    Ankita Tiwana (75) and Meghna Bal (77) were tied for seventh at 232.
    Smriti Mehra became the first multiple winner this season, as she had also won the second leg in Bengaluru. Sharmila Nicollet won the first leg, Smriti the second and rookie Vani Kapoor took the third, before Smriti added a second title.
    The Hero-WGAI Tour will now arrive into the National Capital Region with next four legs will be held in the National Capital Region. The  fifth leg will be held at the DLF Golf and Country Club September 19.

  4. Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Fam Trip
    2012 Highlights Country's Leadership as Health & Wellness Destination.
    Mumbai 13 September 2012: Nearly 90 tourism facilitators, health tourism organizations and health insurance companies from 18 countries gathered at the Centara Grand at Central World in Bangkok for the Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Fam Trip 2012 organized by the Tourism Authority Of Thailand (TAT).
    TAT Governor Suraphon Svetasreni said, The Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade FAM Trip is the first trade event targeting medical tourism organizations and health insurance companies. During the first day of the event, the visiting tourism facilitators had meetings with over 110 Thai medical and wellness providers to earn about the tremendous variety and high quality of services available in the Kingdom.
    In addition to the meetings, the TAT also organized a 3-day trip that will provide the opportunity for those on the Fam Trip to experience Thai health and wellness providers, hospitals, spas, and specialized clinics onsite.
    Governor Suraphon added, Thai medical providers are well prepared and ready to expand into the global market. For example, 18 Thai hospitals have received JCI Accreditation, which is the highest number of any Asian country. In the wellness spa sector, Thailand is recognized by various international agencies as the Spa Capital of Asia.
    Mrs. Vilaiwan Twichasri, Deputy Governor for Tourism Business and Products for the TAT, said, "Prospective buyers visiting Thailand are interested in a wide range of medical tourism products, including wellness spas, medical spas, and especially integrated medicine and anti-aging products. Thai herbal medicines and therapy, as well as an array of Eastern medical knowledge, are also focal points for many international tourism operators, especially in the Russian market, TAT believes that this is a great opportunity for the Thai health tourism sector, since the high standards of the Thai medical profession are well-known around the world
    Governor Suraphon concluded that the Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade FAM Trip 2012 is an excellent opportunity for Thai medical providers to meet their international counterparts to help expand the market into countries such as China and Russia. In addition, the Fam Trip emphasizes Thailand reputation - in the eyes of tourism facilitators from all over the globe - as the world leader in wellness tourism and beauty.
    The TAT believes that the Thai health & wellness tourism sector will help generate a significant portion of the total expected national tourism revenue of two trillion Baht in 2014.

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