Azelis inaugurates state-of-the-art Regional Innovation Center for Food & Nutrition in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Jun 1, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Azelis, a leading innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, announces the opening of its Regional Innovation Center (RIC) for Food & Nutrition (F&N) in Singapore, further demonstrating the Group's commitment to continuously invest in its innovation capabilities.

The RIC will generate a wealth of possibilities for food innovation towards healthier and tastier solutions through pioneering, ready-to-use formulations with advanced, sustainable ingredients. Functioning as an innovation catalyst for the F&N ecosystem in Asia Pacific, the RIC is an essential milestone in Azelis' growth strategy, strengthening the Group's position as a leading provider of innovative solutions.

In addition to the RIC, Azelis' five F&N application laboratories across Asia Pacific form a regional innovation network that brings together the technical expertise and formulation capabilities of the local and regional teams for greater synergy. This setup allows Azelis to serve the F&N market more efficiently, realize advanced ingredient synergies and develop ground-breaking formulations and sustainable solutions that will be cascaded across the region.

Vikash Raj, Asia Pacific Innovation Director, remarks: "The RIC allows us to support our customers in their projects by developing innovative solutions for all stages of the formulation process from concept to final product, across industry applications in Bakery, Beverage, Confectionery, Dairy and Savory. Focusing on innovation in new products and applications is our objective, and thanks to our comprehensive lateral value chain, we have access to sustainable building blocks for food and beverage formulations. Our vision for the RIC is to positively impact our sustainability, health, and wellness ambitions by creating pioneering formulations that address nutrition and health challenges and bring healthy solutions to the mainstream market."

Laurent Nataf, CEO & President Asia Pacific, comments: "With more than 20 laboratories in the region covering our key market segments, we have significantly invested in our innovation capabilities across Asia Pacific to ensure we deliver on our brand promise, 'Innovation through formulation'. Our regional innovation network builds on our formulation expertise and technical capabilities by encouraging greater collaboration across our teams to strengthen cross-country synergies, increase efficiency, and ensure consistent formulation success for our customers. We look forward to further strengthening our partnerships with our customers and principals by allowing them to leverage the strength of our ever-growing innovation network capabilities, remaining their innovation partner of choice."

To find out more, watch a video introducing the Regional Innovation Center in Singapore.

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Lillian Ying
Asia Pacific Corporate Communications Manager
T: +65 9855 8818

About Azelis

Azelis is a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemical and food ingredients industry present in over 50 countries across the globe with over 3,000 employees. Our knowledgeable teams of industry, market and technical experts are each dedicated to a specific market within Life Sciences and Industrial Chemicals. We offer a lateral value chain of complementary products to more than 51,000 customers, supported by ~2,300 principal relationships, creating a turnover of EUR2.8 billion (2021). Azelis Group NV is listed on Euronext Brussels under ticker AZE.

Across our extensive network of more than 60 application laboratories, our award-winning staff help develop formulations and provide technical guidance throughout the customers' product development process. We combine a global market reach with a local footprint to offer a reliable, integrated and unique digital service to local customers and attractive business opportunities to principals. EcoVadis Platinum rated, Azelis is a leader in sustainability. We believe in building and nurturing solid, honest and transparent relationships with our people and partners.

Impact through ideas. Innovation through formulation.

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Tianyun International (6836.HK) Awarded "Excellent Quality and Safety Management Enterprise" and "High-quality Development of Technologically Advanced" at the Municipal Level in 2022

HONG KONG, Jun 1, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Tianyun International Holdings Limited ("Tianyun International", together with its subsidiaries, (the "Group") (Stock Code: 6836.HK), a leading seller and manufacturer of processed fruit products in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), is pleased to announce that Shandong Tiantong Food Co., Ltd. ("Shandong Tiantong Food"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group, was awarded the titles of "Excellent Quality and Safety Management Enterprise" jointly presented by Shandong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association and other organizations. As the leader in technology research and development of the enterprise, Ms. Lv Chunxia, the Deputy General Manager of the Group, was appointed as a member of the "Food Expert Technical Committee of Shandong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association" and a member of the "Standardization Committee of Shandong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association". The Group is also honored to be re-elected as the "High-quality Development of Technologically Advanced" Small and Medium-sized Enterprises at the municipal level in 2022 announced by Linyi Municipal Bureau of Industry and Information Technology.

Shandong Tiantong Food Co., Ltd. ("Shandong Tiantong Food"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group, was awarded the title of "Excellent Quality and Safety Management Enterprise".

Ms. Lv Chunxia, the deputy general manager of the Group, was appointed as a member of the "Food Expert Technical Committee of Shandong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association".

Ms. Lv Chunxia, the deputy general manager of the Group, was appointed as a member of the "Standardization Committee of Shandong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association".

The fifth meeting of the Fifth Council and the founding meeting of the Aquatic Food Branch, convened by Shandong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association and Shandong International Travel Healthcare Association, was recently held in Qingdao. After reviewd by the expert group of the association, the Group has won praise from many countries and consumers with its excellent technical strength, exceptional product quality and after-sales service, demonstrating the Group's top-notch quality and safety management system and industry influence.

Mr. Yang Ziyuan, Chairman and CEO of the Group, said, "We are honored to receive the above awards, which represent high recognition of the Group's product quality. With the enhancement of the Group's comprehensive strength, the Group will continue to pursue excellence, optimize the quality and safety management system. We aim to provide technical service guarantee for the quality and safety of food production, further deepen the quality safety management of food production, and promote the coordinated development among industries and regions. Looking ahead, the Group will continue to focus on the production of healthy and safe food, create a better and happy life, constantly pursue excellent product quality, and strive to play a leading role in the industry and practice high-quality development."

About Tianyun International Holding Limited (Stock Code: 6836.HK)
Tianyun International Holdings Limited (the "Company") and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as the "Group") are principally engaged in (i) the research and development, production and sales of processed fruit packaged in metal containers, plastic cups, glass containers and aluminum foil bags and beverages ii) trading of fresh fruit. Processed fruit products are sold both under its own brands "Bingo Times", "fruit zz" and "Tiantong Times" and on an OEM basis. The beverages are sold under its own brand Shiok Party "Shiok Party" and "Yao Guo Ji".

The Group has been consistently committed to providing its customers with healthy and safe products. As a food enterprise with one of the most complete quality certifications, we rigorously adhere to stringent international production standards and are accredited with BRC (A), IFS Food (High), FDA(FSMA), HALAL, SC, KOSHER, BSCI and ISO22000, etc. in respect of our production facilities, quality control and management. The Group has also passed the internal food-production standards reviews and audits from several UK and US supermarket chains. At the same time, as a Chinese "Equal production line; Equal standard; Equal quality" food production and export enterprise, the Group has been supplying products of equivalent quality to domestic and international markets. Since 2016, the Group's own-brand processed fruit products have continued to achieve high market recognition, and have also been awarded the honor and qualification of "China Canned Product Quality Certification Label" by national association.

The Group was awarded respectively the China's Most Promising Listed Companies by the internationally renowned financial magazine Forbes, and the "2017 Linyi Mayor Quality Award" by the PRC government in 2017. The Group's newly and proprietary researched, developed and produced pure fruit snack food received a national "Certificate of Invention Patent" in 2018. The Group was awarded the national Hi-tech Enterprise Certificate in 2019. In 2020, the Group was recognised as one of the Most Valuable Chinese Brands for the fourth consecutive year.

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ApostolicDAO Announces First-Ever Saint NFTs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 31, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - ApostolicDAO, a new Christian Web3 community project, has announced its NFT collection, the "All Saints NFTs". These NFTs will be digital icons for anyone interested in participating in online Christian charity, with all profits will be directed to the ApostolicDAO's treasury. These NFTs will allow their holders to participate in the proposal and funding of Christian projects through governance of the ApostolicDAO and its treasury. Going forward, the ApostolicDAO will not only operate as a community for Web3 Christians, but also a seed fund to help prospective entrepreneurs and altruistic charity organizers.

A quote from the ApostolicDAO's founder, Isaac Schick, explains the project as, "Web3 meets Christian good will. We hope to help bring Christian Charity to a space that not many Christians have felt noticed. What better way to start that off than with a collection of digital icons of the Saints."

The saint icons (All Saints NFTs) are being designed by Deacon Laurence Klimecki, who has a master's degree in Sacred Art from Pontifex University and has been studying and creating images of the saints for several decades. "With over 1,500 plus different recognized saints, giving each image the love and care it deserves in such a short timeframe would be near impossible for most artists. I'm very thankful I am able to provide my decades of study and experience to ensure that these icons are done right."

Apostolic Dao's NFT Collection will be launching on the Ethereum network with a total number of 10k pieces of digital art. The first release projected for august will be in the amount of the holy number 777. The discord has recently been opened and is accepting community members who would like to earn a spot on what is called a "Whitelist". A whitelist is a collection of people who would like to be included with special access to the mint parameters. As the project develops over the next few months, transparency, trust, and education will be at the forefront of ADAO's outreach to community members.

Apostolic Dao bridges the gap between Religion and Defi. They are a pioneer of the industry, creating, executing, and reaching a subsector of the market that has not been accessed yet. With big things still in the pipeline, it's going to be a fun ride to watch as this project grows from the ground up organically.

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Pacific Green Appoints the Principal Contractor and Operations & Maintenance Provider for its Richborough Energy Park Battery Storage System in the UK

DOVER, DE, May 31, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. (the "Company" or "Pacific Green", (OTCQB:PGTK)) announces that it has entered into an agreement with Instalcom Limited ("Instalcom") to be the principal contractor (the "Principal Contractor Agreement") for its 99.98 MW battery energy storage system ("BESS") in development at Richborough Energy Park in Kent, England.

The award of this Principal Contractor Agreement, in conjunction with the battery supply agreement previously signed with Shanghai Election Gotion New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., paves the way for construction to begin in early July 2022.

Scott Poulter, Pacific Green's Chief Executive, commented: "Instalcom has a 30 year track-record of delivering complex, large-scale energy infrastructure projects throughout the UK. We're very pleased to have found such a partner with their capabilities, dedication and the resources to support Pacific Green as we rapidly scale up our battery energy park developments in the UK to 1.1 GW and beyond."

As well as the Principal Contractor Agreement, Pacific Green has also awarded Instalcom with an operations and maintenance contract (the "Operations & Maintenance Agreement") to provide comprehensive operations and maintenance services for Pacific Green's Richborough Energy Park. The Operations & Maintenance Agreement will begin at the start of Richborough Energy Park's commercial operations via the UK's National Grid in June 2023.

Vince Bowler, Instalcom's Managing Director, remarked: "Instalcom is very excited to be supporting Pacific Green in the development and delivery of this low carbon technology project that will make a positive contribution to the UK's Build Back Greener Net Zero Strategy."

Scott added: "This is another huge milestone in Pacific Green's corporate growth into one of the world's leading vertical energy developers. Our UK pipeline utilizes Pacific Green's proprietary "ODCO2 Energy Development Platform" to deliver end to end capital efficient renewable energy and storage parks to the market."

About Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.

Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. is focused on addressing the world's need for cleaner and more sustainable energy. The Company offers BESS, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) energy solutions to complement its marine environmental technologies and emissions control divisions. For more information, visit Pacific Green's website:

About Instalcom Limited

Instalcom is a Utility Contractor operating in the power, water, telecoms, rail and oil & gas sectors. Instalcom is owned by OCU Group Limited, who operate with a work force in excess of 2,000 personnel and annual revenues exceeding EUR210 million (US$264 million).

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this news release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the construction of the 99.98 MW BESS the Company is to develop in Kent, the continuation of the Principal Contractor Agreement and the continuation of the Operations & Maintenance Agreement; and any potential business developments in the UK and future interest in the Company's battery, solar and emissions control technologies.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, general economic and political conditions, the continuation of the Principal Contractor Agreement and the continuation of the Operations & Maintenance Agreement, and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Scott Poulter, Chairman & CEO
Pacific Green Technologies
T: +1 (302) 601-4659

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MetaMate Releases Its Official Mainnet Version of a Unique Social and Dating Metaverse

Panama City, Panama, May 31, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - MetaMate is a pioneering project in MetaFi and SocialFi - the first to combine a digital dating platform and an NFT Metaverse SocialFi. Realizing the shortcomings of many current GameFi that solely focus on Play-to-earn, the development team of MetaMate has used the Dating-to-earn feature as a breakthrough and innovative progress. Following the success of IDOs on five major launchpads, MetaMate had officially launched its Mainnet version by the end of April, in which the earning feature was fully developed and deployed for users.

During the project implementation, MetaMate has made many major achievements. Recently, it has received a great investment from Bluezilla as the main backer. Bluezilla is known as an extremely reputable backer in the blockchain world. With a mutual vision to bring in an innovative idea of combining SocialFi and MetaFi, Bluezilla's presence is believed to strengthen the success of MetaMate project.

With $MTM token listed on MEXC and PancakeSwap, players can be assured about a secure and complete ecosystem inside MetaMate's metaverse.

Dating-to-earn feature in MetaMate

In MetaMate metaverse, players can swipe, match, and chat with a partner, similar to normal dating apps. Couples can also play exciting dating mini-games, go on a date with their partners, and enjoy other in-app social activities. With MetaMate's unique date-to-earn feature, players can have fun and monetize their dating experience at the same time.

Casual Gameplay

In order to attract both traditional players as well as Crypto enthusiasts, the Gameplay in MetaMate is tailored to be casual and fun with three different Modes - Life Simulation, Single Play Minigames, and Matching & Dating Mode.

The 3 minigames that will be released one after another during the first stage of the project are Disco Fever - A Dancing game; Mingle Town Madness - a Racing game, and Dream Star Chef - A Restaurant Managing game. These are the 3 minigames that will be released within the first stage of the MetaMate project. There will be more exciting minigames integrated in the future.


Core members of MetaMate projects are young people who have huge ambitions to create a platform introducing and combining the most popular trends.

The project's core team members are professionals in various areas, especially in blockchain, game development, marketing, finance... With the experience and enthusiasm of the team members, as well as the dream towards a global project, MetaMate will surely be a great project to the community.

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Asia Pioneer Entertainment Launches its first virtual Macau Tourism Project in The Sandbox Metaverse

HONG KONG, May 31, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Macau leading gaming equipment supplier Asia Pioneer Entertainment Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 8400) subsidiary, APE Digital Creations Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "APE") is pleased to announce the launch of Mini Macau, a metaverse experience for digital travelers to virtually explore amazing Macau tourist attractions.

Entrance of Mini Macau on The Sandbox Game via The Senado Square

Built on The Sandbox Game platform, Mini Macau is a new APE business project targeting digital tourists who are unable to travel to major resort destinations due to COVID restrictions. Mini Macau's virtual land consists of some of the most famous Macau tourist attractions such as the Macau Tower, The Senado Square, Ruins of St Paul's and the Ah Ma temple; initially launched on The Sandbox's Game Maker gallery.

Players can download The Sandbox Game Maker and find Mini Macau in Draft Gallery:

APE Holding's CFO and Executive Director Mr Tony Chan Chi Lun said, "The launch of Mini Macau is APE's first foray into the metaverse via Sandbox. We are delighted to have three local real-life Macau brands in our Mini Macau: Choi Heong Yuen Bakery, Seng Fung Jewellery and O Junco de 9 Jades restaurant. The virtual mini-shops have been built to showcase our cooperation with real retail brands from Macau on the metaverse. To engage with players/digital travellers, we have designed two skill-based games: The "Fortune Cookie" treasure hunt and "Avoid the Tourists" games. Players that complete these challenges can win real life prizes redeemable in Macau. We hope to expand Mini Macau to other Macanese brands for advertising and for online to offline booking/ecommerce opportunities."

Mr Chan also stated: "Mini Macau will serve as a prototype for the future development of our own metaverse travel and hospitality platform, called the "Resortverse." In our Resortverse, we plan to bring real life resorts and travel destinations into the metaverse and provide a platform with gamification and rewards. Our travel and hospitality metaverse platform will enable resorts and merchants to engage with digital travellers with online gamification and offer real offline rewards and coupons that can benefit their businesses. An increase in virtual travel through our immersive metaverse would attract new foot traffic to real life resorts and travel destinations. Our plan is to launch our Resortverse travel and hospitality platform by year end 2022."

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About APE Holdings
Asia Pioneer Entertainment Holdings Ltd. is a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange's GEM Market with ticker symbol In 2022, APE formed APE Digital Creations Ltd. to engage in digital businesses and participate in opportunities related to the metaverse. Please visit for more information on Asia Pioneer Entertainment Holdings Ltd and APE Digital Creations Ltd.

About Mini Macau
Mini Macau is APE's prototype project into the metaverse built on The Sandbox Game. The metaverse experience comprises of digital representations of top tourist attractions of Macau such as Ruins of St.Paul's, Macau Tower, The Senado Square and Ah Ma temple. Digital visitors can play the interactive games in Mini Macau to win real life rewards from Macau merchants redeemable in Macau. Please visit and for more information.

About The Sandbox
The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is one of the decentralized virtual worlds that has been fueling the recent growth of virtual real-estate demand, with partnerships with major IPs and brands such as Adidas, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Deadmau5, Atari, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Care Bears, The Smurfs, and more. Built on its existing Sandbox IP with more than 40 million global installs on mobile, The Sandbox metaverse offers players and creators a decentralized and intuitive platform to create immersive 3D worlds and game experiences and to safely store, trade, and monetize their creations. For more information, please visit and follow their regular updates on Twitter, Medium and Discord.

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Asia Pioneer Entertainment:
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Public Relations and Marketing Manager
(853) 2830 6196

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Start-up Express Pitching Final takes place on 15 June

HONG KONG, May 31, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Start-up Express, an entrepreneurship development programme organised annually by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), has returned for its fifth edition. As they face up to issues arising from the ongoing pandemic and adverse global economy, start-up enterprises are in need of support more than ever before. This year's programme continues to help entrepreneurs develop their businesses by building connections, exploring markets, seeking partners and enhancing brand awareness.

In 2021, 10 winning teams were selected for the Start-up Express Pitching Final

Allklear advocates the concept of plant-based, functional and sustainable foods through innovative technology to produce a new generation of future health foods

i2cool has developed a radiative cooling paint that reduces the surface temperature of buildings as well as saving energy and reducing carbon emissions

Nurturing a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem

Stephen Liang, Assistant Executive Director of HKTDC, said the HKTDC would continue its commitment to supporting entrepreneurs in expanding their businesses, especially during the pandemic, in addition to promoting the city's capabilities in the areas of innovation and technology.

"Since the first edition of Start-up Express in 2018, the programme has already nurtured 40 start-ups, most of which are still active and have expanded on a considerable scale. Start-up Express has given tremendous support to local start-ups, helping them explore global markets, seal major orders and win international awards. We will continue our quest to spread the spirit of entrepreneurship in Hong Kong, assisting start-ups in growing their businesses to the next level and helping them gain a foothold in the global arena. The HKTDC remains committed to building a sustainable and international entrepreneurial ecosystem that promotes local economic growth and business development," Mr Liang said.

New ESG Award recognises socially aware projects

Start-up Express is aimed at local tech start-ups that have plans to expand into international markets. As the pandemic situation gradually begins to ease, innovative business models and fresh ideas will provide a new stimulus for the economy in post-pandemic times. The enrolment for Start-up Express 2022 reflects the great enthusiasm of local entrepreneurs, with shortlisted start-ups coming from a broader spectrum of fields than ever before including emerging technologies such as art tech, green tech, health tech, prop tech, fintech, smart city tech, edtech, food tech and more. This year, the ESG Award has been added to reward the most sustainable and socially efficient start-up.

HKTDC offers full support to boost business development

The Pitching Final of this year's Start-up Express will be held on 15 June. The winning start-ups will be offered access to capability-building workshops, mentoring sessions, exploratory missions to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, marketing sessions, extensive publicity and investor pitching opportunities. These activities will help the winning entrepreneurs hone their business skills, gain access to the latest market insights and acquire business know-how from experienced industry leaders. The winning start-ups will also be presented with opportunities to interact with buyers and investors at HKTDC-organised local and overseas events. In addition, the HKTDC will arrange business matching meetings, helping the entrepreneurs to connect with potential partners, increase their media exposure and enhance brand awareness.

Taking the pulse of the market and building a global network

Mr Liang added: "Last year's winning teams stood out because of their innovative and forward-looking ideas. Through Start-up Express they were able to gain more insights into their industries, overseas market trends and investor preferences by participating in different HKTDC-organised events, including the Asia Summit on Global Health, Asian Financial Forum, the Belt and Road Summit, online exhibitions in Mainland China and overseas, and investor meetings in Hong Kong and the mainland. They have also been able to strengthen their business networks and expand their markets and businesses through the exposure they have gained. To help fuel the growth of these start-ups, the HKTDC also leveraged its network of 50 overseas offices worldwide to endorse them in international competitions and connect them to overseas investors through pitching events."

Professional judging panel to select 10 most outstanding start-ups

In the 2022 Pitching Final, the judging panel will select 10 outstanding teams out of 20 shortlisted start-ups. This year's panel comprises Raymond Yung, Vice Chairman, AMTD Group; Jason Chiu, Chairman, Hong Kong Start-up Council; Andrew Young, Associate Director (Innovation), Sino Group; Ben Cheng, Managing Partner, C Ventures; and Arshad Chowdhury, Managing Partner, Betatron Venture Group. In addition, AMTD Group is the Strategic Partner of Start-up Express for the fourth consecutive year.

Start-ups selected for the shortlisted top 20 in the Pitching Final have all presented innovative business solutions that help address social and environmental issues. Among them:

- Allklear advocates the concept of plant-based, functional and sustainable foods through innovative technology to produce a new generation of future health foods.
- i2cool has developed a radiative cooling paint that consumes no energy and does not require any cooling agent, and is able to reduce the surface temperature of buildings.
-, an artificial intelligence-powered phygital social marketplace for art and entertainment products, aims to empower creators worldwide with digital ownership.
- FlashGreen champions environmental friendliness by recycling stocks of short-dated, best-before-date foods from suppliers and reselling them at lower prices in vending machines.

Start-up Express 2022 Pitching Final

- Date: 15 June 2022 (Wednesday)

- Time: 1:45pm Media registration; 2pm-5pm Start-up Express Pitching Final

- Venue:
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai

Due to limited space, a livestream session will be arranged at the Media Centre. Media representatives are welcome to interview the winning start-ups at the SME Centre after the event has concluded.

- Judging panel
Raymond Yung, Vice Chairman, AMTD Group
Jason Chiu, Chairman, Hong Kong Start-up Council
Andrew Young, Associate Director (Innovation), Sino Group
Ben Cheng, Managing Partner, C Ventures
Arshad Chowdhury, Managing Partner, Betatron Venture Group

- Shortlisted start-ups: Click here ( ) to view the profiles of the shortlisted start-ups.

- Start-up Express website:

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PLS Plantations profits surge by 411.5% to RM13.3 million

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - PLS Plantations Berhad today announced a 411.5% jump in their net profit for their third quarter financial performance for the period ended 31 March 2022 (Q3FY2022). The Company recorded a net profit before tax (PBT) of RM16.1 million, 455.1% higher compared to RM2.9 million recorded in the corresponding quarter for the period ended 31 March 2021 (Q4FY2021). PLS Plantations' net profit after taxation and minority interest (PATMI) in Q3FY2022 came in at RM12.4 million, 416.7% higher than RM2.4 million in Q4FY2021. Total revenue climbed to RM32.1 million, an increase of 169.8% from RM 18.9 million in Q4FY2021. The increase in revenue and PBT were mainly attributed to the improved contribution made from the sales of fresh fruit bunches (FFB), and frozen durian products from international markets, especially China, as well as the collection of progress payment monies generated under the construction arm.

PLS Plantations' PATMI for the quarter stood at RM12.4 million, 67.6% higher than RM7.4 million recorded in the preceding quarter ended 31 December 2021 (Q2FY2022). However, total revenue recorded in Q3FY2022 saw a drop of 44% to RM32.1 million, compared to RM57.3 million in Q2FY2022. The lower revenue for the period was attributed to the off-peak durian cycle that resulted in lower harvest numbers. Earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter stood at 2.88 sen (fully diluted) compared to 0.58 sen in Q4FY2021.

PLS Plantations' Executive Vice Chairman, Tan Sri Dato' Lim Kang Hoo highlighted, "PLS is working hard to continue the strong execution of our turnaround plan in order to meet our targets and aspirations. In addition to diversifying our revenue streams and improving our operational mechanisms, we have been building the organisation's bench strength by bringing onboard experienced talent from the industry as well as promoting from within, capable members of the company to senior management positions. Growing our staff strength is crucial - to which PLS has been prioritising the hiring of bright, local talent as the Company ventures into other agricultural and cash crops segments."

Tan Sri Dato' Lim concluded, "In addition, we have also set the baseline for our sustainability journey and will be working towards rolling out a sustainability framework to guide our business and operations. Since our Silver3 rating from RAM Sustainability, we have established a ESG working committee to further develop and refine our processes and structures as we continue our progress towards becoming the nation's leading sustainable agrofood company. We remain guided by ESG values as we move towards future proofing the Company whilst supporting our country's food security goals."

About PLS Plantations Berhad

PLS Plantations was incorporated in Malaysia in 1987 and was listed on the Second Board of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange in 1994. Currently listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, PLS and its subsidiaries are involved in the management and operation of forest, oil palm and durian plantations, as well as the processing, distribution and sale of durian products.

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Media Contact:
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Narro Communications
T: +6016 910 7625

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GoGame Announces Investment in Slime Royale

Chiba, Japan, May 30, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - goGame recently announced an investment in NFT Game: Slime Royale - the NFT game with Action RPG style, adorable 3D graphics and a balanced economic system. Although the crypto market is undergoing a difficult period, Slime Royale still won over hundreds of candidates and received a generous investment from goGame.

CEO & Founder of goGame, Mr. David Ng speaks highly of Slime Royale and shared their reasons of investing in Slime Royale, "We strongly believe in Slime Royale team's ability to create fun and high-quality games and we are particularly impressed by Slime Royale's ability to create a robust game economy management system that aims to balance and maintain the coin value for a longer period of time, which is not seen in other live games in the market so far. Having successful NFT presales and Alpha Test phases is proof that the team is committed to what they set out to do ? creating a game that players would want to continue playing for a long time even after ROI is achieved."

Mr David Ng further shared his thoughts on NFT games, "We recognize that the rising NFT games is not just an unstoppable trend and also a natural and sensible development in the gaming world. It makes sense that players who spend a substantial amount of time and money in games be rewarded with ownership of in-game assets and be able to monetize their time and effort invested in games. This is a win-win situation for both game developers and players, where developers focus on creating high-quality games to suit the players' needs and motivated players benefit by earning digital assets of real value through playing games."

According to the updates from Slime Royale, goGame's investment will be used in helping them create a game that not only adds value to gaming but also brings profits to players with a stable revenue-sharing model.

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About GoGame

Go Game Pte Ltd is a game company headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. Founded in July 2015 by industry veteran David Ng, the company first made headlines for securing major investments from gaming giant and venture capitalist. Today, GoGame manages many well-known clients to help deliver delightful content to the world.

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Mooreast Outlines Strategies to Enhance Mooring Solutions for the Floating Renewable Energy Sector

SINGAPORE, May 30, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Mooreast Holdings Ltd announced plans to expand its mooring and rigging solutions product portfolio and to enhance partnerships with international players in order to extend its value proposition to the global floating offshore renewable energy sector.

Mooreast released a Business Update outlining growth strategies outlined its growth strategies following its successful listing on Singapore Exchange (SGX) Catalist in November 2021.

The full announcement to the SGX is appended below:

The Board of Directors of Mooreast Holdings Ltd. would like to update shareholders on several developments in the Group's business and growth strategies since the release of its financial performance for the year ended 31 December 2021 (FY2021) in February 2022.

Having successfully completed its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Singapore Exchange Catalist Board on 24 November 2021, the Group intends to leverage its listed status and stronger balance sheet to strengthen its foothold within the global floating offshore renewable energy sector. These post-IPO strategies include:

(I) expanding its product portfolio of mooring and rigging solutions to better support renewable energy customers;
(ii) establishing collaborations with international companies involved in the sector; and
(iii) enhancing capabilities within its newly established Yard Division at its new premises at 51 Shipyard Road in Singapore.

New Products for the Renewable Sector

Mooreast has been actively developing and marketing a suite of innovative mooring and rigging solutions catering to various markets, with particular focus on floating renewable platforms.


In the 2nd quarter of 2022, the Group, through its subsidiary Mooreast Europe, secured a EUR1 million (approximately S$1.46 million) order for MA9P anchors, the latest model designed and produced by Mooreast, for one of Bluewater Energy Services' projects. Bluewater Energy Services, founded in 1978, is headquartered in The Netherlands. With the anchors expected to be delivered by the end of August 2022, the contract underscores the rapid market acceptance of our proprietary design which debuted in January 2022. The Group foresees its MA9 anchors becoming one of the core anchor models for the floating wind energy market due to their versatility and high holding capacity.

Floating Solar Farm Solution

The Group has also successfully completed a tank test for Moorfloat, a proprietary solution catered to serve floating solar farms. Conducted by the National Maritime Research Institute in Japan, Moorfloat was tested to be able to withstand wave conditions of up to 3 metres, making it a resilient platform for developers to install offshore solar panels.

The breakthrough Moorfloat design overcomes several mooring limitations faced by many floating solar projects currently. Its modular design facilities also make it easy to transport. The floater can be used in remote areas, as well as an alternative to other floating infrastructure projects for on-grid and off-grid renewable energy generation. The Group aims to have a full-scale demonstration ready by end of 2022.

Chain Stopper

The Group has also developed a Dual Axis Chain Stopper, a critical component which integrates the floater with the mooring system. Mooreast's Dual Axis design allows greater degrees of freedom for the mooring line. This feature minimizes fatigue and wear on mooring chains, making it suitable for long-term mooring applications and reliability. The Group has already received in-principle approval from the American Bureau of Shipping, one of the leading classification societies in the world, and has already started marketing the product to customers in the offshore energy market.

Other Products

Among other products, Mooreast is also developing an in-line tensioner, which allows the use of simple fixed stoppers and floating wind developers to tension mooring lines without mobilising expensive offshore assets such as a floating crane, thereby reducing installation costs.

From Products To Total Solutions

These products underscore the Group's ability to add value to our mooring projects. By developing or assembling a host of innovative products, backed by strong engineering basis and analysis capabilities, Mooreast is positioning itself as a holistic, total solutions provider for a variety of floating platforms used to support offshore renewable energy generation.

This approach is being adopted amid growing emphasis globally to harness open water bodies further from shore for renewable energy. While such projects can reduce the environmental impact of terrestrial and near-shore projects, they require greater technical skills to meet more demanding conditions as well as increasing environmental standards.

Assessment of Recent Commercialisation of Offshore Wind Energy Projects

Offshore wind energy is expected to make up an increasing portion of the world's energy mix. A reported 4.2 GW of new offshore wind capacity, an all-time high, will be added to Europe in 2022[1], and capacity addition is set to continue increasing in the next few years. In April 2022, Taiwan's biggest offshore wind farm began generating power[2], and more offshore wind installations are in the pipeline. These projects underscore the shifting demand toward offshore renewable wind energy, as this sector crosses the tipping point for commercialisation.

Developers are moving their wind turbines offshore, beginning with coastal shores and progressively moving into deeper waters, where floating platforms are a more viable solution to building fixed structures into the seabed. These developers will require offshore and mooring experience to anchor these floating platforms to the seabed, while weathering the harsh conditions of the open sea.

Establishing New Partnerships

Against this backdrop, another thrust of the Group's post-IPO strategy has been to deepen penetration into the renewable energy sector globally. Since February 2022, Mooreast has established collaborations with several leading Japanese companies in the energy, construction and engineering space to pursue opportunities in floating wind farms in Japan and other countries. Mooreast will provide technical advice and support on mooring systems for such projects.

The Group will also focus its efforts to strengthen collaborations with developers in the UK, France, Korea, Taiwan and USA. As more floating renewable projects begin to reach commercialisation, the Group will be able to leverage its experience and track record to capture market share.

Enhancing Yard Division in Singapore

The Group established a new Yard Division in September 2021. Taking advantage of the 192-meter waterfront facility at 51 Shipyard Road, this division provides a suite of afloat repair, upgrade and reactivation services to vessel owners and agents. It also offers shipbuilding services for small and mid-sized vessels in our workshops and open yard.

Between September 2021 to April 2022, the Group served over 144 vessels, and expects demand to continue increasing as more vessels take the opportunity to carry out maintenance and overhaul during the recent spike in oil and gas prices.

In response, we have continued to enhance the waterfront berth at our yard, upgrading quayside power supply units to provide offshore power to vessels, thereby reducing their reliance on marine fuel where possible.

The Group is also offering various supplies and services to yacht owners and agents, such as load testing, changing crane wires, and provision of mooring equipment. By increasing greater synergy among our divisions, Mooreast seeks to provide holistic solutions to various vessels docked at our berth.


Through its involvement in projects since 2013, Mooreast has developed a strong track record as a mooring solutions leader for the renewable sector. While the Group remains cautious about the economic outlook due to global geopolitical developments and the pandemic, it believes that the strategies initiated and the recent IPO have built a much stronger business foundation.

By Order of the Board
Sim Koon Lam
CEO and Deputy Chairman

30 May 2022

This press release has been prepared by the Company and its contents have been reviewed by the Company's sponsor, W Capital Markets Pte. Ltd. (the "Sponsor"). This press release has not been examined or approved by the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the "SGX-ST") and the SGX-ST assumes no responsibility for the contents of this press release, including the correctness of any of the statements or opinions made or reports contained in this press release.

The contact person for the Sponsor is Mr Chia Beng Kwan, Registered Professional, W Capital Markets Pte. Ltd., at 65 Chulia Street, #43-01 OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513, Telephone (65) 6513 3541.

Issued for and on behalf of Mooreast Holdings Ltd. by WeR1 Consultants Pte Ltd.


About Mooreast Holdings Ltd.

Mooreast is a total mooring solutions specialist, serving mainly the offshore oil & gas (O&G), marine and offshore renewable energy industries, with operations primarily in Singapore, and through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mooreast Europe, a European sales office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Mooreast's solutions include the design, engineering, fabrication, supply and logistics, installation and commissioning of mooring systems. Mooreast is applying its experience and expertise in mooring solutions to floating renewable energy projects, in particular floating offshore wind farms. It has successfully participated in developmental and prototype projects for floating offshore wind turbines in Japan and Europe. For more information, please visit

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The Golden Duck's Savoury Snacks to Debut in Malaysian Physical Stores

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Malaysians should brace themselves for more-ish savoury snacks as Singapore's The Golden Duck Co., purveyor of delicious fish skin crisps and potato wedges coated in salted egg yolk, is finally available in physical stores in the country now.

The Golden Duck, founded by Mr. Jonathan Shen and Mr. Christopher Hwang in 2015, has since 2018 become one of the leading savoury brands in Singapore, where it is available at most major retailers in multiple locations as well as online in 15 countries including China, Mauritius, The Philippines, Australia, United States, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Jonathan, co-founder of The Golden Duck, said, "We are really excited that our products will now be available in physical stores in Malaysia. We know many Malaysians are familiar with the taste of our products and now they can easily buy it off the shelves and online when they have the cravings."

The Golden Duck had debuted in November 2015 in a pop-up store in a mall and very quickly gathered a following, with the popularity of their salted egg yolk-coated potato wedges prompting the duo to limit purchases to five bags per customer.

Jonathan and Christopher earned themselves a spot in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list in 2017 as successful entrepreneurs after the snacks they sold became popular among Singaporeans, who consumed an average of 10,000 bags a week by 2017. Today, The Golden Duck produces up to 300,000 bags a day from its factory in Singapore.

"We are offering a healthy option with flavour and quality sourced from ingredients across Asia as we want our snacks to stand out. Fish skin crisps coated with salted egg yolk and other flavours such as Sichuan Mala or Chili Crab will liven up a weekend gathering or make for an accompaniment to a movie," Christopher, co-founder of The Golden Duck said.

The Golden Duck's five main products include Salted Egg Yolk Fish Skin Crisps, Salted Egg Yolk Potato Ridges, Chilli Crab Seaweed Tempura, Salted-Egg Crab Seaweed Tempura and Bangkok Tom Yum Goong Gourmet Mix.

The Golden Duck products is now available in Village Grocer and Family Mart outlets as well as on their Website and Lazada.
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The Executive Talk by ShareInvestor: Srinanaporn PCL (SET: SNNP)

BANGKOK, May 30, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Srinanaporn Marketing PCL (SET: SNNP) Senior Executive Vice President Business Division I, Mr. Wiroj Wachiradechkul gave an impressive interview about his marketing strategy and company vision which have been the key factor driving SNNP a fast-growing FMCG company in Thailand and soon the region.

Mr. Wiroj Wachiradechkul

1. What was the key to success that significantly drove SNNP's business performance in 2021?

First of all, long-term planning is essential for an FMCG business. Before launching new products, we always do consumer research to find consumer demand. Therefore, business performance in 2021 is the payback for our hard work over the past three years. In addition, we have a variety of products, mainly snacks, and beverages such as Bento, Jele, Magic Farm, Lotus, and 20-30 other brands. When in the low season of one product, we have other different options to offer the customer. This is why our performance was quite good throughout the whole year.

Second, we have the products that position the market leaders, Bento and Jele, to which we have consistently penetrated marketing activities. For the F&B industry in this country, I have seen any Thai brands that cover up to 70% market share. And both products are from the same company. Thus, today our well-planned tree has grown by leaps and bounds. This is the first step. The result from Q1/2022 will probably come out even better than the year 2021.

2. What has been the strength that makes SNNP stand out from competitors in the market?

Srinanaporn Marketing Public Company Limited is originally a Thai company. Executives have been in this business for over 30 years. We know the needs of consumers, retailers, wholesalers, and, thereafter, the comprehensive method for product development. This is the first one. Very important. Once the products hit the market, everyone tries them and feels delicious, mellow, and safe. This is the strength of product development we have adhered to for over 30 years. And today, it's still the same generation. After that, when the products become popular, we launch marketing campaigns to extend market share.

The second phase was when we listed the company on the stock exchange. We had to change the structure and bring in professionals whose experience could help us improve our operation and management. Those working with us before will see that the current process and management have differed from the past. We have adjusted ourselves to accommodate future consumer changes.

They said that big fish nowadays could not eat little fish because it is more adaptable than big ones. But another aspect that I think is also very important is the marketing strategy. Assuming there are 100 products in the market. Maybe only five would be successful. Concept of placing products and doing market research to find the actual demand of consumers must be precise. The key is to turn consumers' needs into products they must purchase.

3. What is your marketing plan for new products in 2022?

Firstly, SNNP has successfully placed a new product called "Jele Chewy," targeting upper elementary - middle school children. We wanted to introduce "Jele" to the younger generation since we already have a "Jele Cup," "Jele Freshy," and "Jele Beauty" for adults. So, Jele Chewy came out to fill the gap. We succeeded pretty well. Secondly, "Lotus chicken skin." We expect the product will achieve its goal. The primary aspect is hygienic and low-fat ingredients, followed by convenience, as consumers can buy it 24-7 because it's available in the convenience-stole. Another major highlight this year is that we are the first and only company in Thailand to produce hemp and cannabis-related products. We released lotus chicken drumsticks mixed with hemp leaves and hemp seeds. Hemp seeds are high in protein which Thai people still know very little about. Therefore, we have been working hard to educate consumers and make them understand the benefits. Another item that I think would catch the thunder is "Magic farm cannabis leaf juice." We couldn't even produce fast enough to fill the demand during summer.

In the meantime, we have already planned the product pipeline, marketing campaigns, and a new advertising movie for the next three quarters. In addition, the best part of Q3 is a new Jele with cannabis and CBD. It will definitely be the star. Next destination, we aim to launch food supplements in the jelly form. Today, when consumers buy food supplements in department stores, often, they were informed about the benefit by word of mouth. However, we will make it reliable. And we are confident because SNNP has been in this business for 30 years, and every Jele product contains vitamins. So, it is going to be our future S curb.

4. What about the overseas marketing plan?

We currently have products distributed in 35 countries on five continents, which is the model where we have local distributors. At the same time, we also have another business model in Cambodia and Vietnam, where we set up our factories. We expect our factory construction in Vietnam to be completed sometime around the end of Q2. SNNP has been in this market for more than ten years. We are confident that consumers are familiar with our products. After that, in the medium term, we have the initiative to set up a factory in Indonesia. We currently rely on the local convenience store chains which distribute our products throughout their tens of thousands of branches. Just like 7-11 here. Another significant market is China. Today, our revenue in China is still a tiny amount. However, in the future, I guarantee the figure will grow enormously. Overall speaking, our current business revenue is 80 percent in Thailand and 20 percent abroad. One day, the latter will grow more extensive than the former. Today our revenue is between 4 - 5 billion THB. But if the overseas business grows bigger, it is not too exaggerated to expect a ten billion THB within the near future. And it will be a great honor for SNNP. From a Thai company to becoming a regional and worldwide corporate.

Nowadays, even though we don't seriously focus on marketing strategy overseas, Korean artists pick Bento whenever they come to Thailand. So, if you want to hold their hand, just give them Bento, and they will come and take your hand. A famous Thai artist in Korea who visited Thailand recently brought Bento back for her friends. If you are a fan of Korean artists, you would see they helped us promote Bento from time to time. Do you know Bento is one of the top five tourists' most-picked products?

5. SNNP has been with Thai society for over 30 years. How do you define sustainability, and to what extent have you applied it to the company?

People are the center of corporate sustainability. We have employees, both Thais, and foreigners, of over 3,000. What inspires them to continue working here? Because people are our priority. They come first. People are essential in the development and extension of the organization. When they are well trained and knowledgeable, the extension of sustainability in various dimensions will come after. We also provide CSR and improve the work environment in the factory. For example, recently, I made a solar roof at the factory, changing and upgrading machines to prevent the risk of an accident. These are essential elements of the organization's sustainability. They surround the center, which is the people.

6. What core values do you and the employees adhere to at work?

All the products, whenever our children try, must be safe. That's the number one aspect. Second, it must be delicious. And finally, good for health. The core value we adhere to has proved itself through the quality of the products. Every item we sell domestically and internationally always comes from excellent consumer research. We develop innovation to fulfill consumers' needs. It is embedded in the DNA of everyone who founded this company and passed on from generation to generation.

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MuskMelon Utility Tokens Set to Dominate Investors' Mindshare: NFTs Launch May 30

DAKAR, Senegal, May 30, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - MuskMelon coins, the latest craze in NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) for game lovers, being bought in multiples of 10x, is setting a new high for collectors. Breath-taking MuskMelon lured investors with its presence in Times Square, New York recently. With an exponential gain of over 6000% returns for investors, MuskMelon Tokens (MELONs) are set to launch 3D NFTs, offering investors an opportunity to cash in on the growth curve on May 30, 2022.

MELON Tokens will be traded on Bibox, the world's leading AI-led digital asset trading platform, and Digifinex, a one-step crypto investment platform (both exchanges are headquartered in Singapore). MuskMelon is also live on BitMart, and others.

MuskMelon aims to outmanoeuvre established coins such as SHIBA INU (SHIB) and DOGE with its inventive methodologies. The Token is unique amongst the current offerings, with its unique play to earn and NFT avatars, in the DeFi space.

On the occasion, Neal Mathews, Project Advisor of MuskMelon, said, "MuskMelon's recent presence in Times Square, New York has amplified our NFTs multi-fold. Hence the 3D NFTs are launching today while 'RunMelonRun' remains a favourite for many of our investors. The said game will host MELON NFTs and merge the utility of MELON Tokens, enabling users with dual benefits. The game will be available on iOS and Android stores post-launch."

MuskMelon allows meme creators to spread their word, build a strong community and earn. The entire process of MuskMelon is decentralized and helps aspiring meme creators showcase their talent to the world. The platform prides itself on being a community-driven initiative, re-igniting the spark that brought the Blockchain-Cryptocurrency industry to life.

MuskMelon seems to be an ecosystem that wants to enchant global audiences with NFTs and immersive gaming possibilities. MELONs have a maximum supply of 10 billion tokens, on the BEP20 and ERC20 networks. The MuskMelon community wants to ensure maximum public participation with an almost fair sale.

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ESI and Redd+E Announce Partnership; Schedule ESI Singapore in July

Singapore, May 30, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Leading global B2B esports and media company, Esports Insider (ESI), is excited to announce its second Major flagship event of the year, ESI Singapore taking place on 5-7th July.

Alongside the announcement ESI is delighted to unveil a long term commitment with Redd+E, resulting in the event becoming an exciting joint venture. ESI Singapore will connect some of the largest global brands with decision makers and industry leaders in and around the esports industry.

Taking place at Chijmes, a historic 160-year-old convent in the heart of Singapore's Civic & Cultural District, the event is set to showcase ESI's established blend of top notch networking, education and content to the Lion City for the very first time. Confirmed speakers include individuals from the likes of MOONTON, AFC Ajax, ESL Gaming and more.

The in-person event promises to combine the best of traditional esports conferences with exciting new ways to network and entertain. There'll also be the chance to connect with well-known global brands and esports stakeholders, ranging from teams and tournament operators to game developers, publishers and everyone in between through unrivalled networking opportunities.

Alongside ESI Singapore, Esports Insider's pitch investment competition The Clutch (, will also make its return in a physical format and will be integrated into the esports business event. With applications now open (, esports focused startups can enter to take part in this prestigious competition taking place on July 7th.

Redd+E, an esports-focused subsidiary of Singapore-based marketing agency Reddentes Sports, will work alongside ESI to deliver the first event of its kind and stature in the APAC region.

Yip Ren Kai, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Redd+E, said, "Esports in the Asia Pacific region is creating momentum, expanding influence and rising in economic value. To host a conference, especially to develop an in-depth understanding of the industry is what we are hoping to kick-start and value-add.

So we are really excited to partner with Esports Insider to bring their signature esports conference to the region for the very first time, and to showcase the opportunities esports can bring to the market."

ESI Singapore will feature 50+ speakers, over 200 attendees, a collective of panels, keynotes and brand showcases, which combine to create two days of in-depth discussions covering key topics at the heart of esports.

The themes covered at ESI Singapore on 6-7th July will be:-

Day One:
- Commercialisation challenges & opportunities
- Esports ecosystem deep dives, with a focus on SEA & APAC regions

Day Two:
- Investment, and crossover industries including Web3, blockchain, marketing, and advertising
- A look into how SEA can welcome international esports entities into its space

ESI and Redd+E will also reveal a more detailed agenda for ESI Singapore soon.

Sam Cooke, Managing Director and Co-Founder at Esports Insider, said, "As we look to bolster our events business, Singapore was a no-brainer when it came to deciding where to expand to next. Southeast Asia is a hotspot for esports. So, we can't wait to provide panels and networking opportunities at ESI Singapore that help showcase this ever growing sector.

Having Redd+E on board also provides a great opportunity for us to deliver the best event we can do in APAC. I can't wait to see some of you there!"

Follow Esports Insider on Twitter ( for the latest updates, and sign up to the twice-weekly ESI Dispatch Newsletter,

About Esports Insider

Based in London and founded in 2016, Esports Insider is an industry-focused esports news platform, B2B agency, media and events company.

ESI runs a world-leading and international esports industry news site, operates The Esports Journal magazine and has run more industry events than any other company globally, from London to Los Angeles. Other arms of the company include ESI Media, as well as ESI Connect, its agency arm which offers services across Brokerage, Consultancy and Campaign Activation.

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About Redd+E Pte Ltd

Redd+E, through its parent company Reddentes Sports is a marketing agency that delivers smart and impactful solutions in the areas of sport and esports.

Our services include media rights consulting, commercialisation development, event consulting, project management, organisational consultancy for sports associations, athlete management and marketing consultancy. Our goal is to provide services and value to transform organisations, businesses and communities by achieving their objectives through esports.

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Director-General of Investment Promotion visits Middle East and Europe to promote Hong Kong's long-term business opportunities

HONG KONG, May 29, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The Director-General of Investment Promotion, Mr Stephen Phillips, today (May 29) started his duty visit to Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Kuwait in the Middle East, and Amsterdam, Lisbon and Madrid in Europe as part of the latest efforts of Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) to promote Hong Kong's business attractions.

Mr Stephen Phillips

During the visit, Mr Phillips will meet with business leaders from various sectors including innovation and technology, financial services and family offices, fintech, business and professional services, tourism and hospitality, and transport, infrastructure and advanced manufacturing. He will also speak at three events in Abu Dhabi, Lisbon and Madrid, giving updates on Hong Kong's latest business environment and opportunities, highlighting the city's strategic role in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).

Mr Phillips said, "Hong Kong is an ideal location for overseas and Mainland companies, as well as entrepreneurs from around the world, as a base to set up or expand their business in Hong Kong, the GBA, China, and Asia more widely. The facts speak for themselves: in two surveys conducted last year, we saw a record number of businesses from overseas and the Mainland come to Hong Kong, as well as the largest number of start-ups in Hong Kong."

He added, "Hong Kong offers to companies a wide range of routes to growth opportunities. I look forward to sharing with representatives of companies and entrepreneurs the up-to-date and real situation in Hong Kong, and particularly how they can use Hong Kong to seize opportunities, including those arising from the GBA."

About InvestHK

InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government responsible for attracting foreign direct investment and supporting overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services for overseas and Mainland companies. For more information, please visit

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Hong Kong Investment Promotion Chief visits Middle East and Europe to promote Hong Kong's long-term business opportunities

HONG KONG, May 29, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The Director-General of Investment Promotion of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Stephen Phillips, today (May 29) started his duty visit to Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Kuwait in the Middle East, and Amsterdam, Lisbon and Madrid in Europe as part of the latest efforts of Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) to promote Hong Kong's business attractions.

Mr Stephen Phillips

During the visit, Mr Phillips will meet with business leaders from various sectors including innovation and technology, financial services and family offices, fintech, business and professional services, tourism and hospitality, and transport, infrastructure and advanced manufacturing. He will also speak at three events in Abu Dhabi, Lisbon and Madrid, giving updates on Hong Kong's latest business environment and opportunities, highlighting the city's strategic role in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).

Mr Phillips said, "Hong Kong is an ideal location for overseas and Mainland companies, as well as entrepreneurs from around the world, as a base to set up or expand their business in Hong Kong, the GBA, China, and Asia more widely. The facts speak for themselves: in two surveys conducted last year, we saw a record number of businesses from overseas and the Mainland come to Hong Kong, as well as the largest number of start-ups in Hong Kong."

He added, "Hong Kong offers to companies a wide range of routes to growth opportunities. I look forward to sharing with representatives of companies and entrepreneurs the up-to-date and real situation in Hong Kong, and particularly how they can use Hong Kong to seize opportunities, including those arising from the GBA."

About InvestHK

InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government responsible for attracting foreign direct investment and supporting overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services for overseas and Mainland companies. For more information, please visit

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RHT Rajan Menon Foundation presents Gentle Bones Charity Concert on 22 July 2022

SINGAPORE, May 29, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Local singer-songwriter Gentle Bones will return to the stage for a good cause in collaboration with RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Ltd, the corporate social responsibility vehicle of RHTLaw Asia LLP and the RHT Group of Companies (collectively, ONERHT).

With the support of venue partner Marina Bay Sands, the live and in-person charity concert will be held at the Sands Theatre at 7pm on 22 July 2022.

Gentle Bones said, "It's a great occasion to be able to hold a concert after more than two years of pandemic restrictions, and to be invited by RHT Rajan Menon Foundation to do so for a great cause makes it all the more meaningful. I hope this event is able to support the beneficiaries and also help promote cross-industry contributions."

"Over the past year and a half, l have been focused on making music that empowers the listeners to come to terms with the understanding that they are much more to what meets the eye of anyone outside of themselves. I am extremely heartened to be able to translate this in a live concert setting that will contribute to many, not just of the music industry alone. I consider this to be an absolute honour and privilege," he added.

Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, Patron of the Foundation, said, "Through proceeds from this charity concert, the Foundation aims to help support the well-being of those hit hardest by the pandemic such as underprivileged families, seniors, people with disabilities, and their caregivers."

"I am heartened to see the corporate and legal fraternity coming together with young artistes to do good. I would like to thank Mr Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law, for gracing the concert as Guest-of-Honour," he added.

This charity concert will support the FUN! Fund for Seniors (an Agency for Integrated Care initiative), PCF Sparkle Care Centres, Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore), Dementia Singapore Ltd, Life Community Services Society, TOUCH Community Services Limited, CaringSG Limited and It All Starts

Tickets are priced from S$88 to S$228 and will go on sale on Monday 30 May 2022 at 10am SGT through Marina Bay Sands and SISTIC.

Ticketing Links:

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About RHT Rajan Menon Foundation

A Singapore registered charity and grant-making philanthropic organisation, RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Ltd ("Foundation") enables RHTLaw Asia LLP and the RHT Group of Companies (collectively, "ONERHT") to do right and do good through various charitable endeavours.

Set up by ONERHT in 2015, the Foundation was registered as a Singapore charity by the Commissioner of Charities and a grant-making philanthropic organisation by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore on 16 September 2016 and 28 November 2016 respectively.

The Foundation seeks to establish, inspire and encourage the right philanthropic culture among the corporate and legal fraternity of giving back to the community in a focused, hands-on and meaningful manner. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than S$3 million to support more than 15 beneficiaries involved in education, the environment and sustainability, disadvantaged groups as well as the arts and sports. For more information, please visit

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B20 ESC Task Force to link performance, SDG targets with policies

JAKARTA, May 27, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The B20 Energy, Sustainability, and Climate (ESC) Task Force has continued to strengthen steps to produce policy recommendations under the Indonesian G20 Presidency.

Chair of the B20 Energy, Sustainability, and Climate Task Force, Nicke Widyawati, during the 4th Call Meeting of the task force in Jakarta on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (Antara / HO-Pertamina)

As part of the effort, the 'Fourth Task Force Call Meeting' was held online for members on Tuesday (May 24, 2022).

The meeting, which was accessed from Jakarta, was led directly by Pertamina president director and chair of the task force, Nicke Widyawati.

It was attended by around 140 participants comprising deputy chair of the ESC Task Force, Agung Wicaksono; policy manager of the task force, Oki Muraza; eight co-chairs of the task force; and B20 members from 19 industries and 25 countries.

Among the topics the 4th meeting focused on was the addition of aspects of SDGs and key performance indicators (KPI) to policy recommendations.

"Based on the results of discussions between the Task Force and the Implementing Council, it has been agreed that all Task Force B20 should link the SDG goals that are relevant to the draft policy recommendations and develop KPIs as monitoring indicators in policy designs," Widyawati said.

She reiterated that the main objective of the forum is to ensure inclusivity in the formulation of recommendations and policies, wherein all members of the task force get the opportunity to express their views.

"I hope that we can work together in formulating policy proposals that are effective and can be implemented as well as able to represent the interests of the business community from B20 member countries," she said.

The policy manager of the task force, Oki Muraza, outlined several KPI proposals in policy recommendations, which are expected to serve as indicators while monitoring the course of policy recommendations, including increasing the percentage of renewable energy from the total global energy supply and creating jobs related to clean energy and low-emission technologies.

"We have compiled this KPI considering the policies that have been made in the Italian B20 presidency by adding several aspects that are in line with the B20 policy recommendations this year," Muraza said.

In addition, the policy recommendations made should be in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, such as those related to affordable clean energy (SDG No. 7 Affordable and Clean Energy) and climate action (SDG No. 13 Climate Action).

On the same occasion, deputy chair of the task force, Agung Wicaksono, informed that the task force still has one Task Force Call in June 2022 for submitting final policy recommendations.

Wicaksono said he expects the task force members to continue to provide inputs and views on the preparation of policy recommendations that have an impact and can be followed up by the G20 leadership.

In addition, he also listed several other important activities that will be held by the task force after the last Task Force Call, including the B20/G20 Ministerial Dialogue in July 2022; an investment forum titled "2nd Partners in Energy Transition," which will be organized in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the "SOE Trade & Investment Forum," which will be held in collaboration with the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises in September; and the B20 Summit in November.

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Written by: Azis Kurmala, Editor: Suharto (c) ANTARA 2022

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New WARC Awards for Effectiveness, North America Edition, in association with LIONS, are launched

LONDON / NEW YORK, May 27, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - WARC, the global authority on marketing effectiveness, has today launched the WARC Awards for Effectiveness, North America Edition ( Delivered in association with LIONS (, using world-class expertise in award management and judging, this new competition will shine a light on marketing greatness in the region.

Philip Thomas, CEO, Ascential Intelligence & Events and Chair, LIONS

Paul Coxhill, CEO, WARC

Cheryl Guerin, EVP, Global Brand Strategy & Innovation, Mastercard

Pam Forbus, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Pernod Ricard, USA

The Awards are built around the benchmarks of the WARC/LIONS Creative Effectiveness Ladder and B2B Effectiveness Ladder (, which provide universal frameworks of the six main approaches for using strategy and creativity to drive specific B2C and B2B marketing outcomes.

Philip Thomas, CEO, Ascential Intelligence & Events and Chair of LIONS, said: "The WARC Awards for Effectiveness North America offer marketers a new benchmark against which to assess just how well their marketing is working. Using the WARC/LIONS Creative Effectiveness and B2B Effectiveness Ladders as part of the judging process will give the industry a standard showing of what great effective work looks like in the region."

Paul Coxhill, CEO, WARC, added: "The six categories of these new Awards for North America will be judged by extremely high-calibre juries including senior marketers from some of the region's biggest brands and top agency professionals and specialists. To launch these Awards, we are delighted to welcome our two Jury Chairs, Cheryl Guerin of Mastercard and Pam Forbus of Pernod Ricard."

Cheryl Guerin, EVP, Global Brand Strategy & Innovation at MasterCard will chair three categories: B2B, Customer Experience and Cultural Impact.

Cheryl leads the overall stewardship of one of the world's most iconic and recognizable brands. She oversees the strategy and activation of Mastercard's highly decorated Priceless campaign, advancing the brand to consumers and B2B audiences through cutting-edge advertising, digital marketing and innovative insights that inform and inspire new opportunities for the business.

Commenting on her upcoming role, Cheryl Guerin said: "It's a tremendous honor to lead the jury of the first-ever WARC Awards for Effectiveness, North America Edition. I'm looking forward to collaborating with my peers to review the most exceptional B2B and B2C creativity from North America, and recognize the true effectiveness gems, which will help inspire and empower our industry."

Pam Forbus, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer of Pernod Ricard, USA, has been appointed Jury Chair of the Instant Impact, Sustained Growth and Brand Purpose categories.

Pam oversees U.S. marketing and innovation for 26 leading spirits, wine and champagne brands in the company's premium portfolio, including Absolut, Jameson, Malibu, The Glenlivet, Perrier-Jouet, GH Mumm and many others. Since joining Pernod Ricard in 2020, Pam has implemented "media to shelf" to drive consumer/shopper centric brand and business building.

On chairing, Pam Forbus said: "As a long-time fan of WARC, I'm thrilled to be chairing the first year of the WARC Awards for Effectiveness, North America Edition. It's great to see the framework of the Creative Effectiveness Ladder come to life in this competition, and I look forward to using it to shine a light on our region's most inspiring work."

The juries will score papers according to campaign objectives, insight and strategic thinking, implementation, business effects and lessons learned. They will then be benchmarked against the Creative Effectiveness or B2B Effectiveness Ladders providing entrants with a clear idea about where their work fits on the six rungs of the relevant ladder. For each category, the juries will award a Grand Prix as well as Gold, Silver and Bronze accolades.

With a straightforward process to enter, the Awards are free to enter and open to all agencies and brands from North America. Papers will be accepted until 21 September.

More information on the new WARC Awards for Effectiveness, North America Edition, and how to enter is available at

The newly launched WARC Awards for Effectiveness North America are part of a suite of WARC Awards (, which also include the global WARC Awards for Effectiveness, and two other regional competitions -- the WARC Awards for Asian Strategy and the WARC Awards for MENA Strategy.

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