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GBO Newsletter

20 November 2012    |   Edition:119

Dear friends,
We hope you all had a very festive Diwali this year. And after the very lean newsletter last week, we have a lot of catching up to do as we have to tell you more about GLOBALOCAL 2013. This time it is different and we really don’t wish to make it sound clich├ęd when we say that. Therefore, we are going to explain our concept to you briefly and we hope you will see the ‘difference’ as it were. The idea that propelled us forward is to put together an event which is unique in its ability to bring various segments of the publishing and ancillary trade together and provide them with a platform to not just network but talk actual business, to not just meet but also host international publishing companies and do much more under the roof of this ‘Forum for Content’ called GLOBALOCAL.
As you read further, you will have our note on GLOBALOCAL 2013 and the Call for Registrations from India which also outlines the event in brief for you. In addition and just for your reference, you might recall the 30th October issue of the Newsletter which had some industry news on rights trade which further provides you a context for this conjoined effort called GLOBALOCAL.
Enjoy the read as we look forward to your response,
Best wishes,
The GBO Team

GLOBALOCAL 2013: The Forum for Content
28-29 January, 2013 at Jaipur  

After three successful years of GLOBALOCAL in New Delhi, with three different formats, it is time for a change and to take GLOBALOCAL to the next level.
This year we will introduce you to GLOBALOCAL – the ‘Forum for Content’, in Jaipur from 28- 29 January- in a new locations with some new elements added to make this format a very exciting one for fostering business and networking in the publishing fraternity. We will offer you      various opportunities to meet new business partners, present your products/ideas, discuss trends and topics with key industry players and interact with professionals from all over the world. This event will be one-off also because it will bring together the different sections of the publishing media/trade- from publishers to distributors/retailers, printers and preMedia service providers- traversing the national and international, the on-ground and the online worlds to signify how hand in hand these facets work in the industry itself.
GLOBALOCAL 2013 will focus on increasing one on one networking opportunities for Indian publishers/distributors/retailers/digital service providers and international publishers. To that effect, we are inviting publishers from across the globe, interested in the Indian publishing industry from a business perspective, to come visit India during the week between the Jaipur Literary Festival 2013, GLOBALOCAL 2013 and New Delhi World Book Fair 2013 in order to maximise their experience of the Indian Publishing industry. This part is the newest addition to the programme and is called ‘EXCLUSIVE INDIA’. We will be sharing further information on this in parts through our newsletter. So, this week we have for you the brief on Exclusive India registrations for Indian companies which you can read below and write to us if interested in participating and meeting the international participants in your home city itself.
While we work on making it a more unique platform with novel additions every year, GLOBALOCAL 2013 will remain true to its essence as the Forum for Content while evolving into a platform for your rights and licensing business. The topography of this space will comprise of an area dedicated to business meetings and presentations where participating companies have their areas earmarked but still adjacent to each other- much like a market. And then we will surely have the specially targeted Matchmaking sessions, Rights and License seminars and a CEO as well as a STM Roundtable discussion to further the cause of actual rights trade, the real trend forecasting and focused networking for the publishing/allied industry.
If reading the above made you interested or just curious, please write in to us at srivastava@newdelhi.gbo.org because not only we’d love to hear from you but also because your advice and cooperation is what keeps us going on.
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AirAsia Indonesia Boosts International Connectivity from Medan
SEPANG, 20 November 2012 – AirAsia Group’s affiliate, AirAsia Indonesia, announced additional frequencies on Medan-Penang and Medan-Bangkok sectors today, which will be effective on 1 December 2012.
These additional flights further underline the airline’s commitment in making Medan as one of the international hubs in Indonesia.
AirAsia Indonesia adds 1 additional frequency to its existing Medan-Penang routes, which flies on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, offering a total of 24 flights weekly. The airline also operates 3 additional frequencies between Medan and Bangkok, increasing the frequency to 7 times weekly from its previous 4 flights per week.
Dharmadi, CEO of AirAsia Indonesia says, “As the capital of North Sumatra Province and the third largest city in Indonesia, Medan has a lot to offer for business and leisure travelers alike. The demand for both Medan-Penang and Medan-Bangkok routes have grown steadily every year since we first launched them, and we are delighted to introduce additional frequencies to meet the robust demand in both sectors.”
AirAsia Indonesia has been the leading airline in Indonesia in terms of number of international passengers carried for two consecutive years, in 2010 and 2011, with over 42% market share. “We are committed to maintain this achievement while developing our domestic connectivity. Passengers from our 5 hubs in Indonesia, including Medan, are now able to connect conveniently to several domestic as well as international destinations,” says Dharmadi.
Medan is the gateway to introduce more of Indonesian jewels to the world. Aside from the beauty Brastagi and Toba Lake, there are lots of attractions in Medan that haven’t been exposed. Medan as the centre of North Sumatra citizens’ activity is a very potential spot for new businesses.
In addition, from Medan itself, passengers can continue their journey by utilizing our direct flight to Bandung and Surabaya, another two big and interesting cities in Indonesia.

MUMBAI, INDIA – November 10, 2012 – Ms. Priyanka Gupta has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 9th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, and the organizations they run.  All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 awards received entries from 17 nations and territories.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
More than 1,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
“I’m very pleased that we were able to conclude our tenth year of organizing Stevie Awards programs with a very successful Women in Business event,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “This year’s Stevie Award-winning women are the most accomplished, impressive group we’ve ever had.  Their stories of success will be an inspiration to women around the globe who dream of starting and growing a business and making a difference in the world.”

About the MPIL Group
Since 2001, MPIL has emerged as a leading manufacturer of complex steel structures, pre-engineered metal buildings, and fabricated solar panel mounting systems. The MPIL Group has diversified interests in steel, infrastructure, renewable energy, and logistics. MPIL’s steel structures provide the steelwork for Mumbai International Airport, the Sahara Star Hotel and Conventional Center, over 50MW of solar and thermal power plants and for India’s largest clear-span dual-plane hangar. MPIL has LEED Gold certified manufacturing facilities in Maharashtra and Karnataka, aggregate production capacity of 50,000 tons per year and a team of 850 engineers and contractors. MPIL is dedicated to improving resource and energy efficiency in construction. 


ON 20 NOV 2012

1.       Indian Coast Guard Ship H-189, the third of the series of twelve          Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs) designed and built by M/s Griffon Hoverworks Limited (GHL), UK was commissioned at Mumbai by Vice Admiral                    SK Sinha PVSM, AVSM, NM & Bar, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-In-Chief, Western Naval Command. The commissioning ceremony was witnessed by Inspector General SPS Basara, YSM, PTM, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (West), DIG BS Yadav, PTM, Commander Coast Guard Region (North-West) and other dignitaries from Central and State Government.

2.     The 21 metres long Air Cushion Vehicle with 31 tonnes displacement can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots. The ACV is capable of undertaking multi-farious tasks such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and rendering assistance to small boats/craft in distress at sea.

3.     With the commissioning of H-189, the force level of ICG has gone up to 77 ships & boats and with the planned inductions the force level would be doubling by 2018.
4.     The Air Cushion Vehicle H-189 will be based at Okha under the Administrative and Operational Control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (North-West). 

5.    The hovercraft is commanded by Commandant Yogesh Dutta and has a crew of 02 Officers and 11 Enrolled Personnel


24 member delegation to conduct ‘Portugal Experience Workshop 2012’ in
New Delhi & Mumbai

New Delhi, 16th November 2012: As part of their mandate to promote Portugal as an up-market leisure destination, the Government of Portugal announced that a high ranking delegation will travel to New Delhi and Mumbai led by H. E. Cecilia Meireles, Secretary of State for Tourism and comprising H. E.  Jorge Roza de Oliveira Ambassador of Portugal to India; Mr. Frederico Costa, President of Turismo de Portugal, senior Government officials and the heads of some of Portugal’s finest hoteliers and local tour operators.

Given the importance and potential of the Indian market owing to its vibrant economic status and growing number of travelers, the Secretary of State for Tourism of Portugal announced the historic maiden B2B workshop titled ‘Portugal Experience Workshop 2012’ scheduled to be conducted on Monday 19th and Wednesday the 21st of November respectively in the cities of New Delhi and Mumbai. 

The objective of this marketing initiative aims at building cordial relationships between the two countries whilst providing an impetus to inbound tourism into Portugal. The workshops will provide a platform for the Portuguese delegation to interact and establish commercial relationships with Indian travel agents, tour operators, wedding planners, corporate travel agencies and India’s burgeoning ‘Bollywood’ film industry.

Commenting on the maiden visit to India, H. E. (Ms.) Cecilia Meireles, Secretary of State for Tourism of Portugal said, “We have always felt close to India, especially on account of our historic connection with the State of Goa.  Our maiden marketing initiative will effectively position Portugal as leisure, historic & cultural destination amongst the Indian travelers. This particular delegation aims to encourage the Indian travel fraternity to launch more qualitative and diversified packages in time for the wedding season in 2012 and the leisure season for 2013.” 
During the B2B workshops in India, the delegation will interact with an impressive 500 to 600 pre-selected Indian trade professionals that comprise major travel & tour operators, wedding planners, golf & cruise promotional organizations in addition to MICE operators.

H. E. Mr. Jorge Roza de Oliveira, Ambassador of Portugal to India said, “India is a very lucrative market and we are aware of the potential it holds in terms of outbound leisure and corporate travelers. Through this initiative we are confident that the historic relationships exisiting between our two countries will be given an added impetus for growth.” 

Mr. Frederico Costa, President of Turismo de Portugal commented: “We are excited about conducting our first tourism oriented marketing visit to India. Portugal is a vibrant destination that attracts travelers from across the globe on account of our strategic position and climatic conditions that provide the best of Europe with the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The workshops in India will represent a vital component in establishing linkages between Indian and Portuguese travel professionals. Our delegation comprises a unique mix of hoteliers, resorts and tour operators that have developed specialized products for the Indian traveler. This delegation visit is one of a series of tactical activities that we will in due course undertake in India.”

Accompanying the government officials of Turismo de Portugal is the Portuguese private sector delegation comprising hotels, destination management companies & tour operators.  Participants include Altis Hotels, Dom Pedro Hotels, 4 Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel, Hotel Lutecia, Pestana Group, SANA Hotels, Penha Longa Hotel Spa & Golf Resort, Vila Gale Hotels and Thema Hotels & Resorts. Travel companies such as AIM Group, Argon Travel, GeoStar, Oasistravel.net, Osiris Travel, Quasar, VEGA & destination management companies such as In Tours Portugal – DMC, Limits Incoming & Incentives – DMC, Lusanova DMC, Mr. Travel Portugal – Luxury DMC and Vista DMC & Emirates Airlines.
About Turismo de Portugal:
Turismo de Portugal, I.P. is an organization that aims to foster development of Portuguese tourism. Integrated within the Ministry of the Economy, Innovation and Development, Turismo de Portugal is the national tourism authority responsible for promotion, enhancement and sustainability of tourism activities, aggregating within a single entity all the institutional competencies related to stimulation of tourism activities, from the supply sector to demand. Using its privilege relationship with other public bodies and economic agents in Portugal and abroad, Turismo de Portugal is dedicated to fulfilling its objective of strengthening tourism as one of the core growth engines of the Portuguese economy.         

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