Zevrix Releases BatchOutput PDF 2.0.7: Adds Reprint Feature

Zevrix Solutions releases BatchOutput PDF 2.0.7, a feature update to its simple and powerful solution to printing multiple PDF files on Mac OS X. BatchOutput PDF allows users to print PDF automatically from watched hot folders and offers a robust and affordable solution for users of any trade, whether it’s print, publishing, education or financial institutions. The new version lets users reprint jobs directly from BatchOutput PDF saving the time of locating the files again on the system.

Zevrix Solutions

Toronto (ON), Canada (September 27, 2013) — Zevrix Solutions announces the release of BatchOutput PDF 2.0.7, a feature update to its simple and powerful solution to automate PDF printing on Mac OS X. The software allows users to print PDF files from watched hot folders, saving the time and effort of opening and printing each document manually.

The new version lets users reprint jobs directly from BatchOutput PDF saving the time of locating the files again on the system. Users only need to select the files in the history table and click the Reprint button, and the job will be printed automatically using the original output settings.

BatchOutput PDF offers reliable, robust and affordable solution for users of any trade, whether it’s print, publishing, graphic design, education or financial institutions:

Print PDF files automatically from watched hot folders
– Create print presets for various output settings
– Print in the background while working with other programs
– Supports all features found in the standard Print dialog
– Save time and hassle of printing each PDF manually

The software is available in two licenses: BatchOutput PDF and BatchOutput PDF Server. BatchOutput PDF Server allows users to create hot folders on a network, which makes it possible to serve multiple users with a single copy of the program. The low-cost regular version targets users who need to automate PDF printing on a single computer.

Pricing and Availability:
BatchOutput PDF can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$24.95 (Server version $99.95), as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput PDF is a Universal Binary and supports Mac OS X 10.5 and later.

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About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

URALCHEM Joins as New Member of International Plant Nutrition Institute

URALCHEM joined as a member company of the Inter-national Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) at the Board of IPNI Director’s Meeting held on September 24 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

URALCHEM

Moscow, Russia (September 27, 2013) — URALCHEM joined as a member company of the Inter-national Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) at the Board of IPNI Director’s Meeting held on September 24 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mr. Dmitry Konyaev, CEO and Tatiana Rozarenova, Head of the Client and Regu-latory Relations Division were elected to represent URALCHEM as members of the Board.

“Our membership welcomes the decision of URALCHEM to join IPNI and we are honored and encouraged by this extension of our primary support base,” said IPNI President Dr. Terry L. Roberts. “The addition of new members directly impacts IPNI’s scientific and educational programs that are designed to contribute to the advancement of agronomic science, world food security and environmental protection.”

“URALCHEM is an innovative-minded company, investing actively in the R&D field. We are therefore pleased to become a member of a leading scientific organization that brings forward agro-chemical science. Combining our research efforts will improve efficient solutions for the responsible manufacturing, as well as for use of fertilizers in order to meet the growing global demand for agricultural products”, said Dmitry Konyaev.

IPNI membership is another good indication of the URALCHEM’s commitment to being a responsible producer, along with participation in International Responsible Care Programme, supervised by UNO, registering chemical substances with the European Chemicals Agency and getting certification with Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) in the UK.

The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) is a global organization dedicated to research and promotion of information about the importance of scientific use of fertilizers for plant nutrition. Members of IPNI are composed of companies that are large producers of one or more of the major plant nutrients. International and national associations of fertilizer manufacturers and leading global agrochemical research centres are affiliate members of IPNI.

PR department
URALCHEM, OJSC
Tel: +7 (495) 721 89 89
E-Mail: pr@uralchem.com
Web: http://www.uralchem.com

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URALCHEM, OJSC is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilisers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.5 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 2.8 million tonnes of ammonia, 0.8 million tonnes of MAP and DAP, 0.8 million tonnes of complex fertilisers and 1.2 million tonnes of urea. URALCHEM, OJSC is the second largest ammonium nitrate producer in the world and number one in Russia, the second largest producer of nitrogen fertilisers in Russia. Key production assets of URALCHEM, OJSC include Azot Branch of URALCHEM, OJSC in Berezniki, Perm Region; OJSC Minudobrenia, Perm; MFP Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC Branch in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region; Voskresensk Mineral Fertilisers, OJSC in Voskresensk, Moscow region.

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of URALCHEM. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions. We do not intend to update these statements and our actual results may differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.

SuccessorE Helps Jobseekers Get More Interviews and Find Jobs Faster with eResume(TM)

SuccessorE, Inc., today announced that jobseekers who use their eResume™ (electronic resume) are seeing a clear advantage in a tight job market.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada (September 25, 2013) — SuccessorE, Inc., the creators of the eResume™ online career portfolio, today announced that jobseekers who use their eResume™ (electronic resume) are seeing a clear advantage in a tight job market. SuccessorE subscribers are reporting that after adopting the electronic resume (eResumeTM) format they are able to make a bigger impact with prospective employers resulting in more interviews and more job offers.

“When I started looking for a job I wasn’t having much success, but once I started using your service, I was getting calls left right and center!,” writes Serena Pawluk, a SuccessorE user. “On Monday this week, I had an interview downtown. I had used your site. When I met with the interviewer he felt like he already knew me because he was able to view my sample work, my references, my samples, and already felt that I would be the perfect fit for the job. This morning he reached out to me to offer me this amazing career opportunity! All without checking my references because they were already on my eResumeTM. I will be ensuring everyone knows about SuccessorE as I KNOW the eResumeTM works!”

The SuccessorE eResume™ tool allows jobseekers to showcase their skills and abilities using a mix of traditional resume, and media-rich elements all hosted on the web to be viewed by prospective employers. The format is private, unlike LinkedIn so jobseekers decide who to share it with and how via the creation of unique links they can also track the number of views on.

“Our product really helps job seekers stand out in any market,” said Laura Cooke, President of SuccessorE, Inc. “In fact, all of our clients who put the time and effort into creating and sending out their eResume™ are seeing an increase in both interview requests and job offers. An eResume™ has an impact like no other job search tool.”

Jobseeker Aisling Lynch agrees. “I was nervous about making the move to Toronto without having a job in place first” she says, “but with SuccessorE’s help, I had a professional and unique product that one recruiter mentioned definitely helped me stand out. I had two interviews within the first week of my move and a job within two weeks. Thank-you SuccessorE.”

About SuccessorE, Inc.
Based in Calgary, Alberta, SuccessorE, Inc., was created to give job seekers the same advantage as networking, in a competitive job market, when no network is in place. Through its eResume™ service, SuccessorE lets you create customized online job profile highlighting your skills and expertise using a traditional resume, online portfolio, references, photos and video, and more. Job seeker success proves that SuccessorE’s eResume™ has an incredible impact with potential employers. And a portion of all SuccessorE profits go to not-for-profit organizations.

For more information, visit http://www.successore.com or email info@sucessore.com.

ALIPAC Drops Endorsement of Bob Goodlatte for Supporting Obama’s Amnesty for illegals

ALIPAC is dropping their standing endorsement of Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) (202-225-5431) today due to Goodlatte’s support for Obama’s illegal alien amnesty plans, which would entail changing current immigration and border laws to accommodate millions of illegal immigrants and their employers!

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)

Raleigh, NC, USA (September 25, 2013) — Contact: ALIPAC (866) 703-0864 / Press@alipac.us

ALIPAC is dropping their standing endorsement of Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) (202-225-5431) today due to Goodlatte’s support for Obama’s illegal alien amnesty plans, which would entail changing current immigration and border laws to accommodate millions of illegal immigrants and their employers!

Bob Goodlatte is John Boehner’s appointed chairman of the powerful House Judicial Committee which intends to pass some bills next month designed to legalize illegal aliens starting with young immigration law violators and then all others eventually.

“We are dropping our endorsement of Bob Goodlatte due to his support for amnesty for illegal aliens,” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “He really had us fooled due to his past strong scores with NumbersUSA. We are now actively seeking a strong GOP primary challenger for Goodlatte in 2014 who will inform and organize the more than 80% of Republican voters who disagree with Goodlatte’s support for Obama’s illegal alien amnesty plans!”

ALIPAC is America’s largest grass roots Political Action Committee fighting against illegal immigration and any form of amnesty for illegal aliens. Founded on 9/11 of 2004, ALIPAC currently endorses more than 140 federal candidates, but has recently had to rescind endorsements for a small group of GOP members of Congress who have betrayed their constituents on immigration issues by changing their positions to support amnesty for illegals.

Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ted Poe (R-TX) are being added to a list of 28 GOP members of Congress who now support Obama’s illegal alien amnesty plan.

ALIPAC is pointing out that if sellouts like Poe and Goodlatte succeed in legalizing millions of illegal aliens, any future hopes of border security, immigration law enforcement, or protections for American workers, students, taxpayers, and voters will become politically impossible. Such an amnesty will also quickly attract the next waves of tens of millions of illegal aliens from 3rd world areas just like the prior amnesty of 1986 did.

For more information about ALIPAC’s efforts to stop the degradation and destruction of the United States from amnesty for illegal aliens, or to schedule interviews, please visit http://www.ALIPAC.us or http://www.AgainstAmnesty.com.

NanoMarkets Issues New Report Examining Use of Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays

NanoMarkets today announced the release of its new report, “Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays.”

NanoMarkets

Glen Allen, Virginia (September 25, 2013) — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the release of its new report, “Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays.” In the report the firm states that quantum dots (QDs) will create significant opportunities for electronics manufacturers in the coming years through their ability to enable the creation of higher value intermediary products. Furthermore, the arrival of QDs will pose a significant threat to OLED displays and lighting.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/market_opportunities_for_quantum_dots.

About the Report:
This new NanoMarkets report provides an in depth market analysis of the opportunities emerging within the field of quantum dots (QDs), examining the latest products, strategies and technical developments in electronics applications for these emerging materials. Within the report we assess how QDs are likely to penetrate addressable markets in lighting and display applications and along what time horizon. We also examine the technology hurdles facing QDs broader adoption and how the industry will resolve them. The report also evaluates the potential of QDs vs. competing technologies and provides NanoMarkets opinions on how well QDs will fare.

The report also includes NanoMarkets’ assessments of the strategies of leading firms active in the QD space with attention paid as to which are the companies to watch in the market. In addition, detailed and granular forecasts of QD shipments in volume and value terms and by application will be provided.

From the Report:
The value of quantum dot material will be less than $200 million in 2018 growing to $560 million by 2020. Yet there are immediate opportunities to create and sell higher value-added intermediary products using QDs. An example here is 3M’s Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF) which is designed to make it easier for display makers to enhance existing backlighting units (BLUs) with QDs. There is also potential for distinguishing QD products at the material level by adding tunability or making them cadmium-free. High-performance blue QDs will also find a ready market.

TVs, cell phones and notebooks with QD-enhanced LCD displays are already being sold, with Sony, LG, Samsung and Sharp backing this technology. NanoMarkets expects that such products will clock up a healthy $10.5 billion at retail as early as 2016. While some big display firms are doing their own R&D, most are licensing the technology from startups such as QD Vision, Nanosys, Nano Photonica, and Nanoco Group.

Light-emitting QDs may eventually prove a serious challenge to OLEDs in the future. OLED displays are being promoted because of their excellent color and suitability for flexible displays; attributes that QDs can match. However, light-emitting QDs promise better power efficiency with the same level of color purity. In addition, QD emitters do not become burned out in the way that OLEDs do. Although, displays using emissive displays have not shipped yet, by 2018 they are expected to reach $7.3 billion at retail.

About NanoMarkets:
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of in the transparent conductor industry.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

Media Contact:
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NanoMarkets, LC
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Glen Allen, VA 23058
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
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Top Venture Capitalist China Expert, Harry Edelson, at Golden Networking’s China Leaders Forum 2013

Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back China Leaders Forum 2013 (http://www.ChinaLeadersForum.com), “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, New York, October 1st.

Mr. Harry Edelson

New York City, NY, USA (September 24, 2013) — Harry Edelson, Managing Director, Edelson Technology Partners, will join China Leaders Forum 2013, “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, conference that in its fifth edition is gearing up to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

Mr. Edelson is highly respected in both the technology and financial industries and is one of the most prominent and successful venture capitalists on the East Coast. Throughout his career, Mr. Edelson has been known for his energy and outsized results partly due to his unique background combining technology and Wall Street analyst experiences. Mr. Edelson was named an All Star Security Analyst by Institutional Investor magazine and was among the most quoted analysts on Wall Street. Mr. Edelson left Wall Street when the CEOs of ten of the world’s largest multinational corporations (AT&T, Viacom, 3M, Ford Motor, Cincinnati Bell, Colgate-Palmolive, Reed Elsevier, Imation, Asea Brown Boveri and UPS) each in a different business, entrusted him with corporate rather than pension money to manage a series of strategic venture capital funds. Two additional prominent limited partners were Harbourvest and Wellcome Trust which entered the partnerships through secondary purchases. Mr. Edelson worked closely with the executive management of his corporate partners providing strategic assistance, consulting advice and contacts. Other venture capital funds managing equal sums often had four times the personnel and expenses of the Edelson Technology Partner funds (ETP). By way of contrast, Mr. Edelson voluntarily returned to the limited partners over 25% of management fees annually.

His venture capital performance over a 20-year span was rated number one of all venture capital firms in the Eastern United States by two of the four leading auditing firms. The annual return (IRR) for his funds averaged 27%, even through the disastrous stock market decline of 2000-2002. The Edelson Technology Partner funds were the first venture capital investor in ten early stage companies that grew to have market capitalizations of more than $1 billion and up to $30 billion. This was accomplished in part by Mr. Edelson’s instigation and support of numerous M&A transactions. Mr. Edelson has served on 80 boards, 12 as chairman.

Mr. Edelson’s career includes a long line of firsts. He was the first Wall Street analyst to combine coverage of computers, software and telecommunications. At that time, there was not even one buy side telecommunications analyst. He conducted the first video conference call on Wall Street bringing together CEOs and investors. Because of his background as a computer engineer and telecommunications engineer, and his innovative research on the confluence of computers and telecommunications, Mr. Edelson performed consulting assignments for more than 50 corporations. Before hedge funds were popular, he started a hedge fund for CEOs of technology companies and had positive results in a severely down market.

In March 2007, Mr. Edelson raised $40 million for a public Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) whose mandated goal was to merge with a Chinese company within two years. To complete the merger by the deadline in 2009, Mr. Edelson traveled to China 13 times in 18 months. His travels to numerous provinces in China entailed visits to 50 companies involved in diverse industries. In 2009, when many SPACs failed to complete their mergers and had to dissolve, Mr. Edelson completed a merger with a high-growth specialty thin steel company.

China Leaders Forum 2013 will provide attendees with the responses to the above-mentioned questions and the most up-to-date review of where the Asian giant stands and the challenges and opportunities for businessmen looking to expand their business with China when others only see growth contraction. Recognized experts, regulators, and strategists, will return to China Leaders Forum 2013 to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking:

Experts include:
– Ann Lee, Author, What the U.S. Can Learn from China
– Crocker Coulson, President, CCG Investor Relations
– Dan David, Co-founder and Vice President, GeoInvesting
– Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street
– Harry Edelson, Managing Director, Edelson Technology Partners
– James O’Neill, Managing Partner, Jin Niu Investment Management Ltd.
– Janet Stites, Publisher, China Business Knowledge
– John Allen, Chairman & CEO, Greater China Corporation
– Jonathan Krane, CEO, Harvest Krane
– Lisa Prager, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
– Minggao Shen, Managing Director, Citigroup
– Ned Cloonan, Managing Director, Liberty Square Group
– Neng Wang, Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School
– Peter Halasz, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
– Reuben Guttman, Director, Grant & Eisenhofer
– Robert Vambery, Professor of International Business, Lubin School of Business

China Leaders Forum 2013 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to information@goldennetworking.net.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Golden Networking
+1-414-FORUMS0
jpetrova@goldennetworking.net
http://www.goldennetworking.net

New York Times, Bloomberg, WSJ Thought-Leader, Dan David, GeoInvesting, at China Leaders Forum 2013

Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back China Leaders Forum 2013 (ChinaLeadersForum.com), “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, New York, October 1st.

Mr. Dan David

New York City, NY, USA (September 24, 2013) — Dan David, Co-founder and Partner of GeoInvesting, will speak at China Leaders Forum 2013, “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, conference that in its fifth edition is gearing up to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

Mr. David currently serves as vice president of GeoInvesting. Mr. David oversees daily operations; China based investigations and business relationships for GeoInvesting. Mr. David has been featured in several major news outlets such as the New York Times, Bloomberg News, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s Magazine and ABC’s Nightline for on-the-ground due-diligence.

GeoInvesting is a financial portal designed to gather, analyze and disseminate information on public companies trading on the U.S. financial markets. The major theme of the GeoTeam’s philosophy is to provide quick, concise and efficient research. GeoInvesting also offers on-the-ground due diligence services for clients in China. The GeoTeam currently includes employees who are Chinese nationals based both in the U.S. as well as China. GeoInvesting’s professional diligence team to date has identified an impressive list of both long investment ideas as well as companies who have materially misrepresented themselves.

China Leaders Forum 2013 will provide attendees with the responses to the above-mentioned questions and the most up-to-date review of where the Asian giant stands and the challenges and opportunities for businessmen looking to expand their business with China when others only see growth contraction. Recognized experts, regulators, and strategists, will return to China Leaders Forum 2013 to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking:

Experts include:
– Ann Lee, Author, What the U.S. Can Learn from China
– Crocker Coulson, President, CCG Investor Relations
– Dan David, Co-founder and Vice President, GeoInvesting
– Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street
– Harry Edelson, Managing Director, Edelson Technology Partners
– James O’Neill, Managing Partner, Jin Niu Investment Management Ltd.
– Janet Stites, Publisher, China Business Knowledge
– John Allen, Chairman & CEO, Greater China Corporation
– Jonathan Krane, CEO, Harvest Krane
– Lisa Prager, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
– Minggao Shen, Managing Director, Citigroup
– Ned Cloonan, Managing Director, Liberty Square Group
– Neng Wang, Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School
– Peter Halasz, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
– Reuben Guttman, Director, Grant & Eisenhofer
– Robert Vambery, Professor of International Business, Lubin School of Business

China Leaders Forum 2013 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to information@goldennetworking.net.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Golden Networking
+1-414-FORUMS0
jpetrova@goldennetworking.net
http://www.goldennetworking.net

Jonathan Krane, CEO of Harvest Krane Investments, at Influential China Conference

Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back China Leaders Forum 2013 (ChinaLeadersForum.com), “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, New York, October 1st.

Mr. Jonathan Krane

New York City, NY, USA (September 24, 2013) — Jonathan Krane is CEO of Harvest Krane Investments., will speak at Golden Networking’s China Leaders Forum 2013, “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, conference that in its fifth edition is gearing up to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

Mr. Krane is responsible for growing the US business and developing financial products and strategies to meet US investor needs. He focuses on establishing and growing relationships with institutional and retail clients and driving assets and profitability for the firm in the United States.

Prior to joining Harvest, Mr. Krane spent five years working in China. He founded Krane Capital, an investment and advisory company based in New York and Beijing. Mr. Krane is a registered representative of Harvest Krane Investments with series 6, 62, 63, and 24 registration.

China Leaders Forum 2013 will provide attendees with the responses to the above-mentioned questions and the most up-to-date review of where the Asian giant stands and the challenges and opportunities for businessmen looking to expand their business with China when others only see growth contraction. Recognized experts, regulators, and strategists, will return to China Leaders Forum 2013 to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

China Leaders Forum 2013 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to information@goldennetworking.net.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Golden Networking
+1-414-FORUMS0
jpetrova@goldennetworking.net
http://www.goldennetworking.net

RMB-denominated PE Fund Leader, James O’Neill, at World-Renowned China Conference in New York City

Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back China Leaders Forum 2013 (ChinaLeadersForum.com), “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, New York, October 1st.

Mr. James O'Neill

New York City, NY, USA (September 23, 2013) — James O’Neill, Managing Partner of Jin Niu Investment Management Ltd., a Beijing-based investment and financial advisory firm which helps Chinese companies unlock value in both the domestic and international markets, will speak at China Leaders Forum 2013 (http://www.chinaleadersforum.com), “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, conference that in its fifth edition is gearing up to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

Mr. O’Neill is an Advisory Partner and member of the Investment Committee of an RMB-denominated private equity fund which he helped establish in early 2011.

Mr. O’Neill has been involved in international investment banking and private equity activities for over 25 years. He has been actively involved in China-focused investment activities since 1995.

Previously, he worked for Trust Company of the West, where he helped build and manage a $2.2 billion private equity investment program focused on emerging markets with investments across Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. While at TCW, he was primarily responsible for originating, structuring, marketing and managing private equity funds totaling over $400 million which were invested in 17 companies in China. These funds were among the earliest and largest private equity investors in China.

Mr. O’Neill earned an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

China Leaders Forum 2013 will provide attendees with the responses to the above-mentioned questions and the most up-to-date review of where the Asian giant stands and the challenges and opportunities for businessmen looking to expand their business with China when others only see growth contraction. Recognized experts, regulators, and strategists, will return to China Leaders Forum 2013 to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking. Experts include:

– Ann Lee, Author, What the U.S. Can Learn from China
– Crocker Coulson, President, CCG Investor Relations
– Dan David, Co-founder and Vice President, GeoInvesting
– Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street
– Harry Edelson, Managing Director, Edelson Technology Partners
– James O’Neill, Managing Partner, Jin Niu Investment Management Ltd.
– Janet Stites, Publisher, China Business Knowledge
– John Allen, Chairman & CEO, Greater China Corporation
– Jonathan Krane, CEO, Harvest Krane
– Lisa Prager, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
– Minggao Shen, Managing Director, Citigroup
– Ned Cloonan, Managing Director, Liberty Square Group
– Neng Wang, Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School
– Peter Halasz, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
– Reuben Guttman, Director, Grant & Eisenhofer
– Robert Vambery, Professor of International Business, Lubin School of Business

China Leaders Forum 2013 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to information@goldennetworking.net.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Golden Networking
+1-414-FORUMS0
jpetrova@goldennetworking.net
http://www.goldennetworking.net

Investing in China Expert, Crocker Coulson, CCG President, to Speak at Influential China Conference

Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back China Leaders Forum 2013 (ChinaLeadersForum.com), “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, New York, October 1st.

Mr. Crocker Coulson

New York City, NY, USA (September 23, 2013) — Crocker Coulson, President of CCG Investor Relations, CCG Asia (China) and CCGK (Israel), will speak at Golden Networking’s China Leaders Forum 2013 (http://www.chinaleadersforum.com), “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, conference that in its fifth edition is gearing up to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

Mr. Coulson has been the primary driver of the firm’s national and global expansion. He has designed and overseen investor relations campaigns for more than 60 public companies, including numerous IPOs, secondary offerings, acquisitions and proxy contests. Many of the campaigns he has overseen have won top industry awards.

Mr. Coulson is a frequent public speaker on subjects relating to investor relations strategy, initial public offerings, reverse mergers, investing in China, disclosure issues and corporate governance. He is regularly quoted in national and local publications on topics related to accounting issues and the capital markets. Mr. Coulson served for two years as the co-Chairman of the AeA’s Capital Sources conference and for two years as the Chairman of the Investment Capital Conference, hosted by LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association). He is a board member of both LAVA and the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute.

Prior to joining CCG, Mr. Coulson served as a writer-researcher for The New Republic magazine in Washington, DC, and wrote for a number of leading publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and ArtNews. He also produced five independent films, several of which were selected for the Cannes Film Festival and Sundance. Mr. Coulson graduated summa cum laude from Yale College, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Daily News. As a Fulbright Scholar, he studied philosophy at the Freie Universitat in Berlin.

China Leaders Forum 2013 will provide attendees with the responses to the above-mentioned questions and the most up-to-date review of where the Asian giant stands and the challenges and opportunities for businessmen looking to expand their business with China when others only see growth contraction. Recognized experts, regulators, and strategists, will return to China Leaders Forum 2013 to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

China Leaders Forum 2013 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to information@goldennetworking.net.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Golden Networking
+1-414-FORUMS0
jpetrova@goldennetworking.net
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China Business Knowledge Chief, Janet Stites, Speaks at Golden Networking’s China Leaders Forum 2013

Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back China Leaders Forum 2013 (ChinaLeadersForum.com), “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, New York, October 1st.

Janet Stites

New York City, NY, USA (September 23, 2013) — Janet Stites, Publisher, China Business Knowledge, will speak at China Leaders Forum 2013 (http://www.chinaleadersforum.com), “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, conference that in its fifth edition is gearing up to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

Ms. Stites has a 25-year history as a business, technology and science journalist. She has been a business columnist for The New York Times, was founding Publisher & Editor of PHONE+ Magazine in the late 1980’s, co-founder and CEO of AlleyCat News magazine, the first Editorial Director of Jupiter Communications in the mid-1990’s and a freelance writer.

Over the years she has been a feature writer for OMNI Magazine and written for other various national publications such as Fortune Small Business, Self Magazine, and Portfolio Magazine. As well, for 15 years, she was a contributing writer for the The Bulletin of the Santa Fe Institute, interviewing world-renowned scientists, such as John Holland, Murray Gell-Mann, Tom Ray, Stephen Langton and Beniot Mandelbrot.

She graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications with a degree in Magazine Journalism and received her M.F.A. in fiction writing from UNC-Greensboro. She lives in New York City with her son, Sam.

China Leaders Forum 2013 will provide attendees with the responses to the above-mentioned questions and the most up-to-date review of where the Asian giant stands and the challenges and opportunities for businessmen looking to expand their business with China when others only see growth contraction. Recognized experts, regulators, and strategists, will return to China Leaders Forum 2013 to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking. Experts include:

– Ann Lee, Author, What the U.S. Can Learn from China
– Crocker Coulson, President, CCG Investor Relations
– Dan David, Co-founder and Vice President, GeoInvesting
– Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street
– Harry Edelson, Managing Director, Edelson Technology Partners
– James O’Neill, Managing Partner, Jin Niu Investment Management Ltd.
– Janet Stites, Publisher, China Business Knowledge
– John Allen, Chairman & CEO, Greater China Corporation
– Jonathan Krane, CEO, Harvest Krane
– Lisa Prager, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
– Minggao Shen, Managing Director, Citigroup
– Ned Cloonan, Managing Director, Liberty Square Group
– Neng Wang, Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School
– Peter Halasz, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
– Reuben Guttman, Director, Grant & Eisenhofer
– Robert Vambery, Professor of International Business, Lubin School of Business

China Leaders Forum 2013 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to information@goldennetworking.net.

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Zevrix Updates Output Factory for InDesign: Adds New Workflow Options

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory 1.4.11, a feature update to its professional solution to automate output from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch output, single page export, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting, detailed history and more. The new version lets users save output page range within individual workflows and improves reliability of exporting to EPS and SWF formats.

Zevrix Solutions

Toronto (ON), Canada (September 23, 2013) — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 1.4.11, a feature update to its professional automation solution for printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, prepress bureaus, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide by offering batch processing with powerful and versatile output options.

In response to user requests, the new version introduces the option to save specific output page range within individual workflows. It allows to create workflows for predefined page ranges, which dramatically saves time to the users who needs to do a lot of exporting to PDF and other formats from just one single InDesign file. the new update also improves reliability of exporting to EPS and SWF formats.

“Output Factory is invaluable to a designer,” says Bill Bowman of the Commercial Print Craft printing company in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, – “It makes the ‘grunt-work’ a lot less painful so I can go back to doing what I like best… design!”

Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, INX, IDML, EPUB, INDD and several image formats. It offers the following key features:

Output multiple InDesign files
-Export as single pages
-Output to several formats at once
-Update modified links automatically
-Variable output file names
Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
Preflight InDesign and final PDF files

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$169.95 (Light version $119.95), as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $84.97. Output Factory is available for Mac OS X 10.5-10.8 on Intel-based Macs and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CC.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

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NanoMarkets Announces Release of New Report, “Worldwide Medical Polymer Markets 2013-2020”

The report titled, “Worldwide Medical Polymer Markets 2013-2020” identifies the current and future opportunities in the medical polymers space and provides guidance on the technical and regulatory framework in which these opportunities are arising.

NanoMarkets

Glen Allen, Virginia (September 19, 2013) — According to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets, the global medical polymer market will grow from $2.3 billion (USD) in 2013 to over $3.5 billion in 2018. The report titled, “Worldwide Medical Polymer Markets 2013-2020” identifies the current and future opportunities in the medical polymers space and provides guidance on the technical and regulatory framework in which these opportunities are arising.

The report also includes granular eight-year forecasts and an analysis of the complete supply chain for medical polymers. Firms addressed within the report include, Bayer MaterialScience, Celanese, Dow Corning, Dow Chemical, DSM, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, Evonik, Solvay and others.

Details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/worldwide_medical_polymer_markets_2013_2020.

From the Report:

Implants currently consume about half the medical polymers produced and are expected to account for around $1.6 billion in polymer sales by 2018. Polymers have been penetrating the implant market because they are lower cost and lighter weight than metal alternatives, such as titanium. The report also indicates that increased use of medical imaging is creating further demand for polymers.

According to the new NanoMarkets report, sales of polymers for diagnostic systems will reach $1.04 billion in 2018. In vitro diagnostics account for 50,000 to 60,000 metric tons of specialized and commodity plastics every year. Most diagnostic procedures today are rapid, multi-assays, and plastics have become indispensable. The growth prospects in this sector are thus particularly strong.

The report claims that PMMA, PS/styrenics, and PP are the leading medical polymers based on revenue accounting for around 26 percent of the market in 2013. There are also some high-value niches appearing in the market. Commercial elastomers that provide a “soft touch” are being used to coat accessories, such as catheters, gloves, and syringes, in order to impart a soft touch feel. Their use is expected to grow in intravenous drug delivery systems, cardio systems, and blood collection devices.

The last decade has seen the rise of biodegradable polymers. The current trend suggests that in the near future, entire prostheses will be developed from these materials. While they will not be used to manufacture diagnostic products, biodegradable polymers will be incorporated into implants and some clinical labware. There is some additional interest in discovering new biodegradable polymers for medical applications, but investment in this area is limited due to the need to complete extensive long-term studies in order to validate new materials.

About the Report:

This new report provides the necessary strategic insight into how the polymer industry can best generate new business revenues in medical applications and where the medical device industry can expect polymer materials to make their greatest impact. This report which polymers are likely to do best in the medical environment. This study also contains detailed eight-year forecasts in volume (Kg) and value terms.

Readers of this report will gain the following:

• An analytical review of polymers used for medical applications, including developing implants, diagnostic systems, and hospital labware.

• Knowledge on current technical and market trends, including general market drivers for improvement in the healthcare sector, polymer production, and evaluation for clinical approval.

• An understanding of key medical products and their future implications.

• A pin-pointed analysis of the changing dynamics of polymer producers.

• Eight–year forecasts based on expected market growth.

• A brief technological road map for understanding industry growth.

• Profiles of major companies operating as manufacturers of medical polymers.

• Insight into important geographical locations pertaining to polymer and healthcare sectors.

• Information on the size of the medical polymer market in developed nations and the fast-growing economies in Asia, such as China and India.

• Details of the regulatory requirements of these countries for producing high-quality, medically approved polymers and their use in various applications.

• Help in making business decisions for venturing into the medical polymer market.

• Descriptive and distinctive graphics, along with concise, tabular analyses of various domains.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in medical, energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of in the transparent conductor industry.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

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URALCHEM Adds 300 Units to its Fleet of Rail Cars

URALCHEM OJSC is increasing by 300 its own fleet rail cars for the transportation of mineral fertilizers and liquid ammonia.

URALCHEM

Moscow, Russia (September 19, 2013) — URALCHEM OJSC is increasing by 300 its own fleet rail cars for the transportation of mineral fertilizers and liquid ammonia. URALCHEM-TRANS (part of the URALCHEM group) will operate the new cars, along with the rest of URALCHEM’s rolling stock. The cars will be acquired through capital lease agreements, with the participation RB Leasing, LLC. The transaction value exceeds 700 million roubles.

Of the 300 cars purchased, 200 mineral wagons and 100 tank cars are manufactured in Russia. All the cars will be transferred to URALCHEM-TRANS in September and October 2013 and will be used to replace an existing fleet that is being retired. Since the end of 2012, URALCHEM-TRANS’ rolling stock has increased by 500 new cars. Today, the total number of cars under the management of URALCHEM-TRANS is around 8.5 thousand units.

The Director of URALCHEM-TRANS, Vsevolod Kovshov commented: “The planned renovation and expansion of the fleet is one of our key areas of work to ensure the safety of the logistics of the company. The new deal allows us to increase the share of our own rolling stock in the fleet in accordance with the strategic objectives of the Group. The new rolling stock will be used to replace leased, obsolete and worn out cars.”

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URALCHEM, OJSC is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilisers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.5 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 2.8 million tonnes of ammonia, 0.8 million tonnes of MAP and DAP, 0.8 million tonnes of complex fertilisers and 1.2 million tonnes of urea. URALCHEM, OJSC is the second largest ammonium nitrate producer in the world and number one in Russia, the second largest producer of nitrogen fertilisers in Russia. Key production assets of URALCHEM, OJSC include Azot Branch of URALCHEM, OJSC in Berezniki, Perm Region; OJSC Minudobrenia, Perm; MFP Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC Branch in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region; Voskresensk Mineral Fertilisers, OJSC in Voskresensk, Moscow region.

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of URALCHEM. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions. We do not intend to update these statements and our actual results may differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.

Greenwood Biosar To Install Five Santerno PV Inverters at New Romanian Solar Power Installation

New Contract for Delivery of Five Santerno TG760 1000V Solar Power Inverters Expands Santerno Penetration Into Eastern Europe with New 5 MW Photovoltaic System.

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San Francisco (September 18, 2013) — Santerno, the Carraro Group company that specializes in alternative energy electronics and industrial automation, has signed an agreement with Greenwood Biosar, the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) division of Greenwood Energy, to deliver five Santerno TG760 1000V solar inverters for installation at a new solar project in Calarasi, Romania. The PC inverters will deliver nearly 5 MW of solar power. This contract also increases Santerno’s market footprint in Eastern Europe; in the first six months of 2013 Santerno has installed photovoltaic (PV) inverters that deliver 35 MW of power in Romania and 40 MW of power in Greece.

According to company estimates, these five Santerno TG760 inverters will deliver a total output of 4998.245 kWp, or an estimated 6,739 MW hours per year. Santerno’s TG solar inverters are manufactured in Italy for use in media and large utility-scale PV systems. These best-in-class outdoor inverters are designed to deliver maximum yield for the lowest cost, and have all the grid code integrated features needed for compliance with advanced European and global power standards, including LVRT (low-voltage ride through), Reactive Power Control, Frequency and Voltage controls. The Santerno inverters are designed for optimal performance in harsh environments with a long meantime between failure.

“Greenwood Biosar has already seen the value of our solar inverter technology in their Vermont utility-scale PV installation and in a number of installations in Greece,” said Marco Tecchio, Chief Executive Officer of Santerno. “Our TG760 is ideally suited for the new Romanian installation, since the climate is moderate and there is nominal rainfall. The TG760 has performed flawlessly in harsher environments and we expect these inverters will be in service for years to come.”

All of Santerno’s solar power inverters feature a modular design for easy inspection and repair. Remote monitoring via the Web also is supported using the Santerno online monitoring system, which can be used to manage single-device or multi-inverter installations. Santerno uses an innovative satellite linking system so even if a local Internet connection is unavailable, a satellite link connects the PV system to the Web-based Santerno Portal monitoring system no matter what the location or terrain. Santerno’s inverters also have embedded Utility Interactive Features that are software controlled and completely configurable based on the appropriate grid code.

Santerno continues to expand into PV global markets with new contracts signed recently in South Africa and the United States as well as Eastern Europe.

About Santerno
Headquartered in Imola, Italy, with offices in San Francisco and around the globe, Santerno designs and markets solar inverters and products used to produce electricity from renewable sources. Since 2006 the company has been part of the Carraro Group, a multinational company specializing in power transmission systems with engineering and production operations in 16 countries. Santerno has more than 40 years of expertise in design automation of power electronics and has manufactured solar power inverters for 27 years, hybrid vehicles for 16 years, and wind power systems for six years. Santerno has more than 40 distributors worldwide.

For more information, visit http://www.us.santerno.com.

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Knightmare on Wall Streets Edgar Perez on Chinas Decision to Allow Foreign Hedge Funds to Raise Yuan

Golden Networking

Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back China Leaders Forum 2013 (ChinaLeadersForum.com), “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, New York, October 1st.

Knightmare on Wall Street - Edgar Perez

New York City, NY, USA (September 18, 2013) — Golden Networking’s China Leaders Forum 2013, “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, to be held on October 1st, New York City, will bring Mr. Edgar Perez, Author of The Speed Traders (http://www.thespeedtraders.com) and Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com), as keynote speaker on “From CSRC’s Policing of Everbright Securities to SAFE’s Green Lighting of Foreign Hedge Funds Raising Yuan for Overseas Investment.” China Leaders Forum 2013 (http://www.chinaleadersforum.com), in its fifth edition, is gearing up to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

Less than a month after trading incidents generated by Everbright Securities, China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange has taken a step forward in its plan to open up its capital account and internationalize its currency with a trial program that allows foreign hedge funds to raise money denominated in yuan for overseas investment. Each of six hedge funds will be allowed to raise up to $50 million worth of yuan in China, according to people familiar with the situation.

While the trial program is minuscule in comparison with a similar program set up in 2006 for domestic investors, Mr. Perez will focus on the significance as a move toward full convertibility of the Chinese currency, which the country’s leadership has pledged as part of efforts to move away from a command economy. China’s regulators approved the pilot-program launch in Shanghai, with six firms-Oaktree Capital Management, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, Winton Capital Management, Man Group, Citadel and Canyon Partners-getting the go-ahead.

Mr. Perez (http://www.mredgarperez.com) is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert and speaker in the specialized areas of algorithmic and high-frequency trading. He is author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), a minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat, Pandangan Orang dalam tentang Fenomena Baru Frekuensi Tinggi yang Mentransformasi Dunia Investasi, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012).

Mr. Perez is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai) and was Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where he taught Algorithmic Trading and High-Frequency Finance. He contributes to The New York Times, UltraHighFrequencyTrading.com and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, hexun.com, Finance.QQ.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC 2012 (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Inside Market Data 2013 (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsaw), CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, London), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor’s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Mr. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

China Leaders Forum 2013 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to info@goldennetworking.net.

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Golden Networking’s China Leaders Forum 2013 to Review Status of Financial and Political Reform

Golden Networking

Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back China Leaders Forum 2013 (ChinaLeadersForum.com), “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, New York, October 1st.

China Leaders Forum 2013 - Golden Networking

New York City, NY, USA (September 18, 2013) — Golden Networking’s China Leaders Forum 2013, “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, to be held on October 1st, New York City, will examine the political and economic challenges facing China nowadays and the long-term opportunities that will be created in the world’s largest economy by 2016. Recognized experts, regulators, and strategists, will return to China Leaders Forum 2013 (http://www.chinaleadersforum.com) in its fifth edition to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

China’s journey in the last decades has been nothing short of extraordinary. Hundreds of millions have been lifted out of poverty while hundreds of millions more have joined the new middle class. Furthermore, a new generation of billionaires is recreating capitalism both inside and outside the mainland. China’s global influence is expanding and within a decade its economy is expected to overtake America’s.

As China’s importance in the world economy has grown, investors’ appetite in venture capital, private equity and capital and real estate markets remains is potentially growing. However, significant challenges persist. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has said that the Chinese government is “going to have to build up bigger equity markets inside China to create the securities that pools of capital need to have.”

The Chinese government is committed to rebalancing the country’s economy because their capital-intensive, export-oriented approach is delivering diminishing returns and threatens to become a major political vulnerability for the government. Now there’s more than economic growth though; President Jinping is promoting the new “Chinese dream”, one that relies on the rule of law and focuses on raising living standards for hundreds of millions more who still mired in poverty.

China Leaders Forum 2013 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to info@goldennetworking.net.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Golden Networking
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Blue-ribbon Panels at Golden Networking’s China Conference to Review Progress of Chinese Reforms

Golden Networking

Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back China Leaders Forum 2013 (ChinaLeadersForum.com), “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, New York, October 1st.

China Leaders Forum 2013

New York City, NY, USA (September 18, 2013) — Golden Networking’s China Leaders Forum 2013, “Will the Chinese Dream Become Long-term Investors’ Dream or Nightmare?”, to be held on October 1st, New York City, will bring a blue-ribbon lineup to discuss the status of financial and political reforms in the mainland. China Leaders Forum 2013 (http://www.chinaleadersforum.com), in its fifth edition, is gearing up to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

Confirmed speakers to attend China Leaders Forum 2013 include:

– Ann Lee, Author, What the U.S. Can Learn from China
– Crocker Coulson, President, CCG Investor Relations
– Dan David, Co-founder and Vice President, GeoInvesting
– Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street
– Harry Edelson, Managing Director, Edelson Technology Partners
– Janet Stites, Publisher, China Business Knowledge
– John Allen, Chairman & CEO, Greater China Corporation
– Jonathan Krane, CEO, Harvest Krane
– Lisa Prager, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
– Minggao Shen, Managing Director, Citigroup
– Ned Cloonan, Managing Director, Liberty Square Group
– Neng Wang, Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School
– Peter Halasz, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
– Reuben Guttman, Director, Grant & Eisenhofer
– Robert Vambery, Professor of International Business, Lubin School of Business

These distinguished speakers will discuss insightful and relevant subjects for all businessmen and investors interested in China:

– How American Interests Can Catch the Wave of Chinese Overseas Investing?
– Private Equity, Venture Capital and Capital Markets Investing in China
– Is Chinese Real Estate Headed Towards a Bubble?
– The Rule of Law and its Role in Achieving the Chinese Dream

China Leaders Forum 2013 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to info@goldennetworking.net.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Golden Networking
+1-414-FORUMS0
jpetrova@goldennetworking.net
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Actyl Group to Help Companies with Latest Changes to AINP

Pilot project allows for increased allocations for foreign workers in the foodservices industry.

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Edmonton, AB, Canada (September 17, 2013) — Actyl Group, a leading recruiter for the Canadian labor market, has announced that it will help businesses and organizations make the most out of recent changes to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).

The changes, which come as part of the Foodservices Industry Pilot Project, include increasing the foreign worker allocation limit per restaurant location until November 28, 2013. Actyl Group is ready to leverage its expertise in this area to help companies complete the proper documentation to take advantage of the pilot project.

“This is a big opportunity for foodservice companies to find, recruit and hire dependable, skilled foreign workers for their restaurant locations-but you have to act fast,” said Dr. Linda West, president of Actyl Group. “This program is only available until late November, and it takes some time to fill out and submit the necessary paperwork. The team at Actyl Group is happy to assist with this complex process.”

As part of the pilot project, foodservice industry employers may apply for at least one candidate per each restaurant location, and up to 20 percent of the location’s current workforce. For example, if a restaurant currently has 25 employees, it may nominate as many as five foreign workers. If 20 percent of the current workforce results in a partial figure, it will be rounded up to the next highest full number.

The pilot is open to employers that are both new to hiring foreign workers and those that have been approved for AINP in the past, although the positions must be full time and fall under the categories of food and beverage server, food counter attendant or kitchen helper.

In addition to the Foodservices Industry Pilot Project, AINP’s 2013 Hotel and Lodging Additional Allocation Initiative has temporarily removed this year’s per-location allocation limit for front desk clerks, food and beverage servers and room attendants. Until the end of the year, employers may apply for as many foreign candidates as they need in these three areas.

“The labor shortage in western Canada has many employers looking to other countries to fill needed positions,” said West. “This is a great effort being made through AINP, and one that will help boost the economy of Alberta and the rest of the country.”

Actyl Group, with offices in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary, offers international workforce solutions that help its clients resolve difficult human resources issues and find highly qualified workers from across the globe. To learn more about the company and the services it offers businesses and organizations, visit http://www.actyl.com.

Please direct inquiries to: Luma Hameed, (888) 883-2731 ext.209, lhameed@actyl.com

T5 Data Centers Signs Lease with Financial Services Customer at T5@Kings Mountain Campus

Financial Institution Turning to T5 as Experts Who Can Deliver Customized, Resilient Data Center Infrastructure.

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Kings Mountain, NC, USA (September 17, 2013) — T5 Data Centers today announced that a global financial services company is the newest tenant to sign a lease for data center space at the T5@Kings Mountain campus.

The customer has signed a 10-year turn-key lease for an undisclosed amount of critical load. The lease gives this customer occupancy of half of one of the campus’ powered building shells. The financial institution selected T5 Data Centers because of the company’s ability to completely customize the facility’s design to meet their specific requirements, resulting in a data center with a very robust and redundant infrastructure that ensures uninterrupted uptime. Leasing space at the T5@Kings Mountain campus will give the customer complete control over their data processing environment. They have dedicated and isolated computing space for absolute security.

“We are seeing more financial institutions from the Northeast coming to T5 for data center solutions that can be customized, offer greater reliability and better security at a reasonable price,” said Pete Marin, President and CEO of T5 Data Centers. “Our Kings Mountain facility is ideally located, since it is in the same time zone and close to the Northeast and has a solid fiber connection with multiple providers including long haul fiber connectivity from AT&T & Level 3. We anticipate other financial institutions to follow the customer’s example because of our low Risk location, High Quality Data Center Space and our Customized Solution.”

Other factors that make T5@Kings Mountain an attractive data center location are the low cost of occupancy and the low cost of power. Duke Energy has a dedicated 180 MW substation servicing the Kings Mountain data center campus delivering stable, low-cost power. The campus also uses underground concrete encased duct bank system for secure reliable power delivery. Additionally, state and local tax incentives offer up to 100 percent abatement on data center equipment and software.

The T5@Kings Mountain data center campus features turn-key, power shell and build-to-suit options within the 280-acre campus. The geographic location has a low occurrence of both natural and manmade disasters and the buildings are structurally enhanced to withstand winds up to 185 mph. The core and shell is LEED certified.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Charlotte with new projects announced in Portland and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700
aaron@t5datacenters.com
http://www.t5datacenters.com

Michele A. Congdon Named as New Featured Artist

Light Space & Time

Light Space & Time is very pleased to announce that Michele A. Congdon is the gallery’s new featured artist.

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Jupiter, FL, USA (September 16, 2013) — Light Space & Time is very pleased to announce that Michele A. Congdon is the gallery’s new featured artist. Michele will now be featured by the gallery for her outstanding landscape and nature watercolors.

Michele has created a distinct personal style that, while eclectic, is consistent but never static. Her paintings are an invitation to take the journey with her, sharing in the excitement of discovery.

Michele’s father was a painter, and he introduced her to art at an early age. She soon discovered that holding a brush gave her intense pleasure. Although oil was the medium she learned first, Michele has embraced watercolor as her chosen means of expression. Mostly self-taught, Michele has built a library of art instruction and reference works. Constantly honing her skills and learning new techniques keeps her perspective fresh and her interest high.

Michele is an Associate Member of the American Watercolor Society. She is a member of the Alliance of Professional Artists. Many of her pieces are in private collections. She has a corporate installation at Wright Risk Management and Congdon, Flaherty and O’Callaghan in Garden City, NY and has a first place for watercolor landscape at the Long Island Fair in 2012. Michele’s pieces ‘Lake and Lilies’ and ‘Iris’ were chosen for the 2011 all member show of the Northeast Watercolor Society of which she is an Associate member. Michele was invited to the NY Botanical Garden as an Expert for their Azalea Garden opening Create and Capture Weekend in May 2011 and regularly shows her work online at Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. Michele’s website is http://www.macwatercolors.com.

About Light Space & Time Online Gallery

Light Space & Time – Online Gallery offers monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. Their online gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

Regulatory Maven and AdvisorAdit Announce Partnership

Regulatory Maven, a compliance and business consulting firm serving SEC and state-registered investment advisor (RIA) firms as well as FINRA-registered broker-dealer firms, recently announced a strategic partnership with AdvisorAdit to offer an industry-first on demand information delivery service.

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Londonderry, NH, USA (September 12, 2013) — Regulatory Maven, a compliance and business consulting firm serving SEC and state-registered investment advisor (RIA) firms as well as FINRA-registered broker-dealerfirms, recently announced a strategic partnership with AdvisorAdit to offer an industry-first on demand information delivery service.

Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) subscribing to Regulatory Maven’s online compliance service will soon be able to use AdvisorAdit to access any Regulatory Maven content on demand with full reporting and archiving capabilities. By leveraging AdvisorAdit’s cloud-based service and advisor-centric taxonomy, advisors can access this critical information anytime, anywhere and with any leading device.

“Regulatory Maven is committed to helping advisors understand not just what they need to know but how to comply with changing regulations within the context of their businesses,” said Dennis McCarron, CEO and co-founder of Regulatory Maven. McCarron added, “We help advisors integrate compliance into their daily activities and work flows; therefore we felt the opportunity to leverage AdvisorAdit to deliver our expertise “on demand” could greatly differentiates us in today’s competitive environment.”

Martha Gallagher, Managing Partner and co-founder of AdvisorAdit said, “With Regulatory Maven’s commitment to delivering content to advisors when they need it most, it was easy to see that AdvisorAdit and Regulatory Maven had a strong incentive to work together and deliver true innovation to our shared client bases.” Regulatory Maven clients are invited to use all of AdvisorAdit’s features and connect with its growing base of sponsors and providers in the advisory community. Other AdvisorAdit clients will benefit from accessing vital and valuable compliance insights through Regulatory Maven’s compelling white papers. This service is expected to commence in the third quarter, 2013.

About Regulatory Maven
Regulatory Maven, Inc. was founded in May 2013 by Dennis McCarron and Steve Kenda. The company is located in Londonderry, New Hampshire, and provides a complete suite of securities compliance services to Broker-Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor firms including compliance consulting and testing. Regulatory Maven delivers distinctive expertise and exemplary results. For additional information about Regulatory Maven please visit http://www.regmaven.com or call 603.965.7791.

About AdvisorAdit
AdvisorAdit LLC serves the growing Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) and independent advisor community by bringing advisors and providers together through an exclusive, confidential channel where advisors can easily access and curate valued provider content along with their own to more effectively manage their businesses. In addition, sponsors and other providers can acquire and retain more substantial client relationships by delivering content to advisors when they need it most, while gaining valuable insight into their practices. Learn more about AdvisorAdit visit http://www.advisoradit.com or call 781-279-0898.

Media Contact:
Dennis McCarron
Regulatory Maven
25 Nashua Rd, Suite C6
Londonderry, NH
603-965-7791
info@regmaven.com
http://www.regmaven.com

Rosendin Electric Earns Spot on the 2013 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators for Third Year in a Row

Leading Electrical Contractor Harnesses Consumer Technologies, Cloud Services, and Mobile Applications to Streamline Operations.

Rosendin Electric

SAN JOSE, Calif. (September 11, 2013) — Rosendin Electric, the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and an employee-owned company, today announced that it has been named to this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the United States. This is the third consecutive year that Rosendin Electric has been named to the InformationWeek 500 for its groundbreaking use of Information Technology in the construction industry.

This year, InformationWeek recognized Rosendin Electric for its innovative integration of wireless technology, consumer devices, and cloud services to improve productivity on the job site. Rather than carrying the volumes of paper previously required, field employees now use iPads to check drawings, 3D models, and job specifications. Using mobile devices streamlines on-site processes and allows for constant, real-time communication with the entire project team. This approach increases QA/QC inspection accuracy and substantially reduces the time to identify and resolve any design and installation issues. Rosendin Electric has also harnessed the same technology to streamline procurement. Large shipments from suppliers or the company’s prefabrication location can now be tracked using QR and bar codes, saving time and resources.

“Applying consumer and mobile technology to bring greater efficiencies to electrical design and construction gives us a competitive edge,” said Sam Lamonica, CIO of Rosendin Electric. “We have the advantage of being able to draw from the expertise of one of the best IT teams in the business, and our executive leadership understands the return that can be derived by investing in the right technology. The fact that we have received this honor from InformationWeek for three years running is a testament to Rosendin Electric’s commitment to innovation.”

In past years, InformationWeek has recognized Rosendin Electric for its new EDI platform to automate manual materials ordering and processing purchase orders and invoices, substituting paper processes with e-processes, resulting in time and cost savings. Further recognition was received for being one of the first companies to migrate from a two-dimensional to a three-dimensional interactive BIM/CAD modeling system.

“The theme of this year’s InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It’s a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer-focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “Every enterprise is now a digital business – or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way.”

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best-known organizations in the country.

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With over 3,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

About InformationWeek
For more than 30 years, InformationWeek has provided millions of IT executives worldwide with the insight and perspective they need to leverage the business value of technology. InformationWeek provides CIOs and IT executives with commentary, analysis and research through its thriving online community, digital issues, webcasts, proprietary research and live, in-person events. InformationWeek’s award-winning editorial coverage can be found at http://www.informationweek.com.

Contact:
Shelly Goulart
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric
880 Mabury Road
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 534-2819
sgoulart@rosendin.com
http://www.rosendin.com

Surveys Reveal U.S. Travel Industry Needs A Better Understanding of Wellness Travel: The Guide to Selling Wellness Travel Released

The Guide to Selling Wellness Travel can be purchased through WellnessTourismWorldwide.com.

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Los Angeles, CA, USA (September 11, 2013) — The surging interest in healthy lifestyles, coupled with the desire for “experiential” travel, is contributing to the growth of the wellness tourism market. Consumers are using vacations to jump-start a health regimen, detox from a digital word, and learn healthier behaviors. While wellness-focused vacations are one of the hottest trends, US travel agents, suppliers and destinations report they need more information in order to successfully sell wellness travel.

According to a series of surveys aimed at travel sellers and travel suppliers conducted by Wellness Tourism Worldwide between 2012 and 2013, respondents identified the following needs:

1) A better understanding of wellness travel products and services

2) A better understanding of wellness travel motivations

3) A better understanding wellness consumer demographics

4) A better understanding of consumer health issues

With epidemic levels of stress contributing to chronic disease, it is no surprise consumers are partaking in vacations designed to benefit mind, body and spirit.

“Health opens the door to a whole new world – as does travel. Wellness travel presents an amazing opportunity for both the travel industry and the clients it serves. It’s both personally and professionally rewarding; everyone wants to be vibrant and well.” said Camille Hoheb, wellness travel expert, Founder of Wellness Tourism Worldwide and Editor of the Wellness Travel Journal.

Ms. Hoheb added, “Over the last couple of years I’ve enjoyed connecting with hundreds of travel sellers who are excited about wellness travel. Yet, they told me they don’t know where to start. That’s how the how-to guide was born. It was written with the input from hundreds of travel professionals and consumers. While The Guide is written specifically for travel agents, it is a useful resource for anyone interested in this niche. I’m happy to share what’s taken me years to learn. The Guide has been released less than two weeks and already one destination gifted copies to all of their guests at their health and wellness travel sellers seminar.”

The Guide to Selling Wellness Travel can be purchased through http://www.wellnesstourismworldwide.com.

Ms. Hoheb is available for interviews to discuss the benefits of specializing in, and selling wellness travel. To request an interview or to book Ms. Hoheb for lectures and workshops, send a request to info@wellnesstourismworldwide.com.

About: The Guide to Selling Wellness Travel is a powerful resource designed with learning objectives and exercises to help you get up to speed quickly so you can grow your business. It also includes a resource chapter with recommended articles, books, groups to join, sites to see and things to do. You won’t find this anywhere else!

About WTW’s New Initiative: Selling Wellness Travel provides knowledge, contacts and resources for travel agents and suppliers to promote wellness vacations and retreats. Selling Wellness Travel provides personalized support, travel agent promotion and customized training solutions.(http://www.sellingwellnesstravel.com)

About: Wellness Tourism Worldwide (WTW) provides market intelligence, education and promotion to destinations, travel sellers and traveler suppliers. WTW’s mission is to improve well-being and economic growth through travel. Our team includes experts responsible for global branding, spa operations, hotel management, hospital administration and healthcare marketing. (http://www.wellnesstourismworldwide.com)

About: Wellness Travel Journal (WTJ) transports inspires, educates and motivates readers to invest in themselves through wellness experiences, vacations and retreats and book their next trip. (http://www.wellnesstraveljournal.com)

About U.S. Vacationers: Health, Happiness & Productivity – The Essential Report for Travel, Hospitality & Wellness Industries helps guide strategy for tourism development & promotion for those seeking to attract affluent U.S. travelers. Over 93% of respondents hold passports, are vested in wellness and place a high value on vacations.

Contact: Camille Hoheb | camille@wellnesstourismworldwide.com | 310 720-1755

Michigan’s Fall Color Tour From a Hot Air Balloon by Westwind Balloon Company

“Michigan fall colors are spectacular flying OVER tree tops in a hot air balloon,” says Scott Lorenz, President and Chief Pilot of Westwind Balloon Company of Plymouth, Michigan.

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Plymouth, MI, USA (September 11, 2013) — “Michigan fall colors are spectacular flying OVER tree tops in a hot air balloon,” says Scott Lorenz, President and Chief Pilot of Westwind Balloon Company of Plymouth, Michigan.

“The palate of colors just takes your breath away,” says Lorenz “I love taking photos from the balloon especially when we fly over Island Lake State Park, it’s fabulous, it’s ten times better than driving. People just have no idea how pretty it is until they get above it.” (http://www.puremichiganballoon.com)

“Want to get a preview of a flight?” asks Lorenz, “I put together of some of our fall color flights. The views are incredible as we glide over canopy of trees. There’s no better way to enjoy Michigan’s fall colors than from a hot air balloon.” Check it out at: http://youtu.be/1R-QsurhW6M.

“We know that fall color is a result of the breakdown of green pigments (chlorophyll) that reveals pigments that already present or are accumulated in leaves such as carotenoids and anthocyanins,” said Bert Cregg, Michigan State University Extension, departments of horticulture and forestry. “Those pigments make the yellows and reds. In Michigan, maples, oaks and sassafras are among some of the trees that provide the most consistent color,” says Cregg.

Most hot air balloon rides in Michigan last about one hour and Lorenz flies over the woods and streams of Kensington Park and Island Lake State Park. He and several other pilot friends meet at Park ‘n Ride area off Milford Road and I-96 (exit # 155) about 2 1/2 hours before sunset. From there he’ll launch helium balloons, determine the wind direction, then take a short drive to one of nine launch sites in the area that give the best views and best landing sites downwind.

What to wear? Lorenz suggests passengers wear tennis shoes and jeans. He says the air temp “upstairs” is within a couple degrees of ground temp so it’s not a factor. Cameras and video cameras are highly recommended to preserve the once in a lifetime moments while flying over the countryside.

Since fall color balloon flights are popular Lorenz suggests people call now to reserve a spot. Flights cost $695 for a private ride which is two passengers and the pilot. All flights are pre-paid. Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover and PayPal are accepted. Gift certificates are available.

To really appreciate all of the fall color that Michigan has to offer, call a balloonist and schedule a flight today, the view is really better from above!

Westwind Balloon Company – Plymouth, MI, Flying over Kensington Park, Brighton, South Lyon and Milford. 734-667-2098 http://www.westwindcos.com/balloon Scott Lorenz, Pilot and Owner.

About Scott Lorenz

Scott Lorenz, a commercial balloon pilot since 1982, has logged 1,650 + hours in-flight. He has flown over Niagara Falls, The Great Wall of China, Disney World, the Olympics, Austria, Japan, Spain, Red Rock Canyon NM. He co-piloted a Guinness World Record flight to 19,000′ and a 20 hour-Gas Balloon flight from MI to KY. Westwind has been featured by FOX-2 Detroit, WDIV, WJR, The Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press to name a few and was named “most creative date” by It’s Just Lunch. In 2012 Westwind was name one of America’s Most Romantic companies for the balloon engagement flights. Scott’s Westwind Balloon Company offers unforgettable rides over Michigan’s breathtaking countryside. Westwind Balloon Company is a member of the Detroit Chamber of Commerce, The Balloon Federation of America (BFA) and the Southeast Michigan Balloon Federation (SEMBA).