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Heroes of Arcan, the DAO-Powered Heroic Fantasy Play-to-Earn Game, Announces Upcoming Token Sale

Tallinn, Estonia, Apr 22, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Heroes of Arcan, an upcoming play-to-earn epic heroic fantasy game that aims to place the destiny of the world of Arcan in the hands of players for both in-game action and development is set to launch a token and NFT sale event in Q2 2022 that will allow players to participate in the development of the world of Arcan and access ARCAN tokens prior to launch.

Of 100 million ARCAN tokens minted on the WAX blockchain, 14 percent will be reserved for the Heroes of Arcan play-to-earn model, 6 percent to a private sale underway in Q2 2022, and 12.5 percent for the public token sale. A further 24 percent will be held in reserve in a community wallet and used to reward players and ARCAN token holders that stake in the Heroes of Arcan DAO.

Heroes of Arcan, founded by Thomas Gio, is set to launch in mid-Q3 2022. Further information on the Heroes of Arcan project and token sale can be found via socials.

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The play-to-earn gaming industry has created an NFT-fuelled revolution over the last year. Over the course of 2022, play-to-earn games saw over $4.5 billion in trading volume transacted through blockchain-based games across over 754,000 daily active wallets.

Many of the play-to-earn games available to players today, however, lack the narrative and multiplayer community features associated with games within the mainstream gaming market. In many cases, play-to-earn games place a strong emphasis on generating potentially valuable NFT-based game elements that can be sold for a profit through in-game or secondary markets for cryptocurrency.

Heroes of Arcan aims to disrupt the contemporary play-to-earn paradigm with an epic narrative-rich heroic strategy game that pits players against each other within a vibrant, evolving fantasy universe. Drawing from strategic resource and territory management games, MMOs, and hero-focused elements of MOBA games, Heroes of Arcan is positioned to bring the "play" back into the "play-to-earn" model.

Building the First Player-Driven Epic Fantasy Game DAO

Heroes of Arcan launches players into the fantasy world of Arcan, in which players join factions and compete over territory fractured by conflict, war, and magical catastrophes of world-ending proportions. The world of Arcan is represented by 20,000 individual land pieces, each of which is an NFT — players collect sources, build tools, and capture land in order to create structures and collect Heroes.

The epic fantasy narrative of Heroes of Arcan provides play-to-earn gamers with far more than a means of generating profit from their playtime — Heroes of Arcan developers have made a concerted effort to create a vivid world in which their players are able to form alliances, create and execute novel strategies, and create teams of powerful heroes.

While Heroes of Arcan integrates many of the features expected of a strategy play-to-earn game, such as upgradable equipment, structures and tools, harvestable resources, and in-game marketplaces that allow players to trade with one another, a number of unique social and governance features make Heroes of Arcan a highly disruptive presence within the play-to-earn market.

Dynamic Peer-to-Peer Marketplace Reinvents Play-to-Earn Model

The resources, heroes, territory, and other gameplay elements of the Heroes of Arcan universe can be freely traded by players through an in-game marketplace. The way in which Heroes of Arcan handles trading in-game, however, functions very differently from the static, centralized models found in many other play-to-earn games.

Rather than operate in a vertical manner, the Heroes of Arcan economy integrates an organic growth model that promotes player-driven economic evolution and prevents economic imbalance. Arcanium, Heroes of Arcan's in-game currency, is represented by the ARCAN token, placing control over the flow of value in the world of Arcan in the hands of players.

Transactions and trades made with ARCAN in Heroes of Arcan are subject to a tax, which forwards a part of fees paid by players using in-game marketplaces to a community wallet. ARCAN held in this community pool is used to reward players that stake ARCAN in order to participate in the Heroes of Arcan DAO.

Heroes of Arcan allows players to interact directly with the governance and development of the universe of Arcan by implementing a Decentralized Autonomous Organization model — players that stake ARCAN not only receive rewards from the community wallet, but can also propose and vote on changes that will affect the destiny of Heroes of Arcan.

The Heroes of Arcan economic model is supported by a horizontal gameplay system that ensures new players are able to gain a footing in the competitive world of Arcan, eliminating the centralization of resources and in-game power that occurs in other play-to-earn games.

Social interaction plays an important role in the world of Heroes of Arcan. New players of Heroes of Arcan choose a faction — the diplomatic Preachers, the warlike Conquerers, or the magically adept Wiser — to align with. Each faction is represented by a continent in the world of Arcan. Players in each faction are able to communicate with each other in dedicated Discord servers, opening the door to the formation of player alliances and guilds - or betrayal.

Economic sustainability within Heroes of Arcan is driven by additional features that will include mini-games, seasonal events, and territory updates. Early stages of the game offer power and economic scaling through resource collection, but later updates will provide players with the opportunity to improve and level up heroes, lands, tools, and equipment, create potions and enchantments, or build new architecture elements to add additional layers of economic complexity.

Robust Story-Driven Gameplay

The lore that drives the gameplay within Heroes of Arcan provides players with a far more compelling storytelling experience than any other play-to-earn game on the market. Heroes of Arcan developers provide a robust narrative and history behind the world of Arcan, launching players into a world in which three factions compete for territorial dominance.

Heroes offer players a powerful way to gain passive benefits when collecting resources, as well as a means of exploring new territory and gaining access to randomized loot drops through chests.

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G20 urges World Bank to prepare FIF Establishment: Indrawati

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Washington, Apr 21, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - G20 members have urged the World Bank to immediately prepare for the establishment of the Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF), Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati stated. FIF should be formed immediately in the framework of pandemic preparedness and response (PPR) in the future, the minister emphasized.

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Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati met with World Bank Group President David Malpass at the G20's second meeting of the FMCBG in Washington D.C on Wednesday (April 20, 2022). Minister Indrawati and President Malpass discussed structural reforms and other steps toward a sustainable post-pandemic recovery.

"The (G20) presidency concluded that the World Bank should start exploring the process for developing and establishing FIF," Indrawati remarked at the second meeting of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Banks Governors (FMCBG) press conference here on Thursday.

G20 members view FIF as being the most effective choice for new financial mechanisms, especially in preparing for other potential pandemics in future. Indrawati believes this is because the establishment of FIF is viewed as being able to overcome the financing gap in the health sector as had occurred during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

"Most (G20) members agree on the need for a new financial mechanism dedicated to addressing the financing gap in PPR," she stated, explaining that G20 members hope that the establishment of FIF would mitigate the health financing needs in line with the World Health Organization's (WHO's) expectations.

Moreover, G20 members called on the World Bank to explore discussions on the governance and operational regulations of FIF by involving the WHO. "There is widespread support for WHO and the World Bank regarding the assessment of significant financing gaps that need to be addressed," Indrawati remarked.

Earlier, on April 1, the Indonesian finance and health ministries resumed the third G20 Joint Finance and Health Task Force (JFHTF). At the meeting, JFHTF co-chair Wempi Saputra invited G20 member countries to draw up a financing action plan for pandemic preparedness and response (PPR).

"The third JFHTF meeting is an important step for all member countries in drafting the financing strategies for prevention, preparedness, and response to the pandemic or PPR," Saputra stated.

Meanwhile, one of the main agendas of Indonesia's G20 Presidency is global health architecture.

Written by Astrid H, Kenzu T, Editor: Suharto (c) ANTARA 2022

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comG20 members have urged the World Bank to immediately prepare for the establishment of the Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF), Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati stated.

GEVME Launches New Virtual Event – Strategies for Hosting Events that Generate Results

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Singapore, Apr 20, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Join us for this virtual event where we'll uncover opportunities to improve your events. We will present the key insights from our recent 'Virtual Events Benchmark Report 2022' where our data science team analysed data from 500+ events powered by GEVME. Our team of experts will also provide you with practical tips to leverage on these insights and generate impactful results with your events.

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Grab a free copy of Virtual Events Benchmark Report 2022 when registering for the event.

Americas - 9th May 2022, 9:00 p.m. ET
APAC - 10th May 2022, 9:00 a.m. SGT

Agenda:
- Choosing the right time and day for your events
- Optimising registration for maximum attendance
- Keeping attendees engaged throughout your event
- Increasing the shelf life of your event recordings

What You Will Learn:
- Find out how your events compare with industry benchmarks
- Get practical tips on how to host events that generate results
- Learn how to adopt a data-driven approach when hosting events

Register your interest now: https://www.gevme.com/en/studios/virtual-events-benchmark-2022/

For other GEVME shows, https://www.gevme.com/en/studios/.

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comJoin us for this virtual event where we'll uncover opportunities to improve your events. We will present the key insights from our recent 'Virtual Events Benchmark Report 2022' where our data science team analysed data from 500+ events powered by GEVME.

Avance Clinical Finalist for Informa Pharma Intelligence Awards 2022 – Best Contract Research Organization in APAC

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ADELAIDE, AUS, Apr 19, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Avance Clinical, the largest premium Australian Contract Research Organisation (CRO) for international biotechs, has been selected as a finalist for the Best Contract Research Organization in APAC by Informa Pharma Intelligence.

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Avance Clinical has undergone significant expansion in recent years, including new offices in Sydney and Melbourne to accommodate the growing clinical team in Australia.

The award winner will be announced on 1 September 2022. The finalists are:
- Avance Clinical
- Calyx
- CMIC Group
- EPS
- ICON
- Parexel
- Syneos Health

Avance Clinical's CEO Yvonne Lungershausen said:

"Avance Clinical is extremely pleased to be selected as a finalist for this prestigious award. It is a credit to our amazing customer-focused team for delivering the CRO excellence that has been recognized by the Informa Pharma Intelligence award judges.

"Avance Clinical has a global reputation for agile clinical solutions to support accelerated clinical development for our international biotech clients. We are very proud of our growth and success in APAC in recent years."

According to Informa Pharma Intelligence:

This Award is to recognize CROs that provide full or specialist services to their clients and which have an office in either in Japan or the Asia region including Australia.

Judging considers the quality of services and relationships built with clients and pays particular attention to the innovative patient recruitment strategies the CRO has brought to the table.

The award is based on achievements in the 2021 calendar year.

Core areas judged include:
- The particular capabilities and strengths the CRO offers
- How the company has delivered results that exceed sponsor expectations
- Innovations in patient recruitment strategy has the CRO brought to its partner
- How it has improved its performance, for example, in its quality of data, timelines and transparency
- The steps the company is taking towards streamlining data collection and reporting

To find out more please visit: https://pharmaintelligence.informa.com/events/awards/japan-awards-2022/shortlist-2022

Avance Clinical recently secured a significant investment from global private equity firm, The Riverside Company (Riverside), to support further regional and global expansion. The investment values the company in excess of $200m.

"With the support of Riverside and its powerful global footprint and deep healthcare experience, Avance Clinical will execute on its regional and international expansion plans organically and via acquisitions," said Lungershausen.

Avance Clinical is the Australian-owned CRO that provides global regulatory standard clinical research services across all phases to the local and international biopharma industry.

The company is also accredited as a gene technology CRO under the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) which has allowed it to expand into clinical trials for vaccines and GMO therapies.

"We have shown, with our high growth and industry-leading repeat business rates that our focus on gold standard technology paired with solution-orientated clinical experts is the mix our biopharma clients require in this fast-moving, competitive and high-stakes sector," said Lungershausen.

Avance Clinical has been recognised for the past two consecutive years with the prestigious Frost & Sullivan CRO Best Practices Award.

Find out more:
- Learn about the Australian Advantage here https://www.avancecro.com/the-australian-advantage/
- Read more about Avance Clinical's cell and gene therapy capabilities here www.avancecro.com/avance-clinical-featured-in-endpoints-news-on-cell-gene-therapy-capabilities/
- For more information about the benefits of running your next study with Avance Clinical contact us: enquiries@avancecro.com

About Avance Clinical

Avance Clinical is the largest premium full-service Australian CRO delivering quality clinical trials, with globally accepted data, in Australia and New Zealand for international biotechs. The company's clients are biotechs in their early phases of drug development that need fast, agile, and adaptive solution-oriented clinical research services.

Frost & Sullivan Awards
Avance Clinical, a Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific CRO Market Leadership Award recipient for the past two years, has been providing CRO services in the region for 24 years.

Pre-clinical through to Phase 1 and 2
Avance Clinical offers pre-clinical services with their experienced ClinicReady team right through to Phase 1 and 2 clinical services leveraging significant Government incentive rebates of up to 43.5% and rapid start-up regulatory processes.

With experience across more than 105 indications, the CRO can deliver world-class results and high-quality internationally accepted data for FDA and EMA review.

Technology
Avance Clinical uses state-of-the-art technology and gold standard systems across all functional areas to provide clients with the most effective processes. Medidata, Oracle, and Medrio are just some of the technology partners.

Media Contacts:
Avance Clinical
Chris Thompson
media@avancecro.com

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comAvance Clinical, the largest premium Australian Contract Research Organisation (CRO) for international biotechs, has been selected as a finalist for the Best Contract Research Organization in APAC by Informa Pharma Intelligence.

PLS Plantations rated Silver3 by RAM Sustainability

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - PLS Plantations Berhad today announced their receipt of Silver3 ratings by RAM Sustainability for its principal plantations and trading segments, reflecting some gaps and the early stages of the Company's ESG practices that are crucial for reforestation and plantation-related sectors.

The sustainability ratings by RAM Sustainability, a leading provider of independent ESG analytics, captures the Company's corporate sustainability performance based on all the environmental, social and governance (ESG) themes, as well as relevant international and domestic guidelines by Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) Climate Change and Principle-based Taxonomy (CCPT).

PLS Plantations' Independent Non-Executive Chairman, Tan Sri Nazir Razak said, "This rating sets the baseline for the Company, in providing clear forward strategy in terms of our priorities and focus areas, across our business and operations, especially in areas for improvement. Equally as important, it offers our stakeholders - investors, regulators, business partners, suppliers, and clients - an objective and transparent assessment of our commitment to sustainability and responsibility as a reliable supplier, business partner, and an employer. PLS Plantations is working hard to execute against our strategy towards becoming Malaysia's leading sustainable, agrofood provider in the coming years."

RAM Sustainability's Chief Executive Officer, Promod Dass said, "PLS Plantations is establishing a starting point for its ESG journey by subjecting itself to the rigors of a sustainability rating and positioning that transparency is a priority even though it points to its high ESG risk profile - for this it must be commended, and we look forward to monitor its sustainability progress. We hope that this will set a precedent for more companies to embark on their sustainability journey and aspire to achieve the highest ratings."

As part of the Company's turnaround journey, PLS demonstrates strong commitment to expand on its corporate governance framework and policies, especially in areas of sustainability governance, pending a dedicated group-wide framework and policies to govern the Company. As a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP), PLS Plantations' vision is to contribute to the nation's food security and positive socioeconomic impact through initiatives in supporting local farmers, specifically the B40 and indigenous communities. The Company commits to produce quality products and services evidenced by the various certifications obtained such as the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Certification for its plantation segment. The Company's trading business has received Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Malaysia Good Agricultural Practices (myGAP), HALAL and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certifications, among others and has dedicated policies to manage human resource and human rights including the Good Social Practices Policy, Occupational Safety and Health Policy, Child Labour Policy and Sexual Harassment Policy.

For more information, or to download the complete the PLS Plantation's RAM Sustainability rating report, please click here. https://www.ram.com.my/pressrelease/?prviewid=5964

About PLS Plantations Berhad

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

Forward-Looking Statements

The statement included in this press release, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statement generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "plan," "seek," or "believe." These forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, may include projections of our future financial performance based on our growth strategies and anticipated trends in our business. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations about future event. There are important factors that could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance, or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statement, including, but not limited to our ability to win additional business. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future result, level of activity, performance, or achievements. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. These forward-looking statements apply only as of the date of this press release; as such, they should not be unduly relied upon as circumstances change. Except as required by law, we are not obligated, and we undertake no obligation, to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements that might reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release or those that might reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Media Contact:
Cheong Sue Fyenn
Narro Communications
E: suefyenn@narrocomms.com
T: +6016 910 7625

PLS Plantations Berhad: https://plsplantations.my/
PLS Plantations Berhad: 9695 / [BURSA: PLS]

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comPLS Plantations Berhad ("PLS Plantations" or the "Company") today announced their receipt of Silver3 ratings by RAM Sustainability for its principal plantations and trading segments, reflecting some gaps and the early stages of the Company's ESG practices that are crucial for reforestation and plantation-related sectors.

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OTT Summit Ends with Much Optimism for Growth in Asia and a Strong Focus on Content and the Consumer

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Singapore, Apr 6, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) hosted over 850 delegates and featured over 80 industry leaders at the recent OTT Summit, with conversations revolving a lot on the subject of growth, from subscriber and revenue growth to increased local content investment and an intense focus on the customer.

In discussing the outlook for the video industry in Asia, Vivek Couto, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Media Partners Asia (MPA), indicated there remained a lot of room for growth. With most markets having an SVOD household penetration of less than 50%, there was certainly an upside for Southeast Asia and some parts of North Asia as well. However, while the region remained bullish on growth, the Average Revenue Per User remained low, particularly in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and India. As such, some tiers and price increases would be introduced along the way, especially when premium sport started to be added to the platforms.

The adage of "Content is King" was very much heard throughout the summit. In MPA's review of share of first-title consumption, premium local content was a key driver for customer acquisition, particularly in Indonesia and Thailand, with local content that showed some travelability, and as expected, with Korean content traveling very well, and some Japanese content as well.

This focus on content continued through to the fireside chat with Catherine Park, SVP, Head of Office & Streaming for Asia, Paramount Global, where she reiterated that their "mission is to unleash the power of the content with the belief that content is king." With different go-to-market strategies to unlock maximum value, Paramount Plus planned to launch first in Korea with CJ ENM, then Japan as the next market followed by Southeast Asia in 2023. Park also shared Paramount's "glocal" strategy - to have global vision but with local execution.

The importance of being local was also echoed by many panellists, as Asia could not be seen as one homogenous market. Sagar Pandit, Associate Director, Business Development, Asia Pacific, Discovery, Inc., said, "When you gun for growth, especially in Asia, it's about tailoring your approach for every region but keeping your consumer at the front and centre of whatever you are doing."

And with increasing fragmentation in Asia, customer obsession became a key part of the strategy, as more platforms leveraged technology to deliver personalised experiences. For Parminder Singh, Chief Commercial and Digital Officer, Mediacorp, the three things a customer looked for were highly personalized and relevant content, and new virtual interactive experiences, all built into one single experience, with the use of technology that would allow you to bring all of this to the customer. "If you are only delivering a straightforward service, you are going to be left behind," added Akash Saxena, Head of Technology, Disney+ Hotstar India.

However, the challenge to integrate it all into an operator's platform for a seamless experience very much remained, calling for perhaps greater aggregation and bundling for the OTT industry, as we started to see some fatigue from consumers working with multiple services to meet their content needs.

Closing off the summit with Bold Predictions for the Future of Streaming, Gourav Rakshit, COO, Viacom18 Digital Ventures, remained very optimistic, sharing that a large bet that platforms had not fully capitalised on was the area of media becoming social, with the opportunity to build communities. "We've really made rapid strides in the last five years . . . the next five will be focusing a lot more on delivering consumer delight," said Rakshit.

The OTT Summit is generously supported by Gold Sponsors Brightcove, Lumen Technologies, Synamedia, TV5MONDE, Xandr and Silver Sponsors Akamai, Amagi, Broadpeak, BytePlus, Discovery, Encoding.com, Endeavor Streaming, Irdeto, Magnite, Mediacorp, Mirada, NAGRA, Nielsen, PubMatic and Vindicia.

About the Asia Video Industry Association

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) is the trade association for the video industry and ecosystem in Asia Pacific. It serves to make the video industry stronger and healthier through promoting the common interests of its members. AVIA is the interlocutor for the industry with governments across the region, leads the fight against video piracy through its Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) and provides insight into the video industry through reports and conferences aimed to support a vibrant video industry.

For media enquiries and additional background please contact:
Charmaine Kwan
Head of Marketing and Communications
Email: charmaine@avia.org
Website: www.avia.org
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/asiavideoia
Twitter: @AsiaVideoIA

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comThe Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) hosted over 850 delegates and featured over 80 industry leaders at the recent OTT Summit, with conversations revolving a lot on the subject of growth, from subscriber and revenue growth to increased local content investment and an intense focus on the customer.

Asia’s HR Community to Reunite at HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 Both In-person and Virtually to Refresh and Reimagine the Future of Workforce Management

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Singapore, Apr 5, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - 2022 continues to be a challenging year for APAC's HR leaders as companies return to the workplace, refresh talent strategies, and reimagine the future workforce to optimise business impact. HR Tech Festival 2022, organized by HRM Asia, returns May 10-13 to celebrate its 21st anniversary in a hybrid event format with a week-long of activities and programmes curated for the region's HR community, global influencers, and industry experts to learn, collaborate, and inspire.

With the theme of Return. Refresh. Reimagine, HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 will be presented in a hybrid format that is designed to provide an immersive and customisable event experience for attendees' needs and preferences. The 4-day event will bring together 4,000 attendees, 200 global and regional speakers and 30 international innovative brands.

Joanna Bush, Managing Director, HRM Asia, says, "HR Tech Festival Asia is celebrating 21 years as Asia's leading HR tech event, and we are looking forward to bringing Asia's HR community back together in 2022. HR Tech Festival Asia 2022, which will return both in-person and online, will present a week-long offering of exciting programmes and activities that will allow you to personalise your own unique festival experience."

"With 2022 shaping up to be a complex but interesting year for HR, we invite you to join the biggest gathering of the region's HR community, global influencers, and industry experts to learn, collaborate, and inspire, as we continue to shape the world of work together."

It's time for a reunion like no other at the first in-person HR event in Singapore

On 10 May, step out from the virtual to real life to re-establish your connections with the HR community in-person at HR Tech Festival Live, a one-day in-person event under the week-long HR Tech Festival Asia 2022.

Kicking off the highly anticipated in-person event at Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre is Mr Zaqy Mohamed, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Defence, Singapore, who is the Guest of Honour with his opening remarks at 10am (SGT).

Attendees can then expect to be refreshed with high-energy, engaging presentations on cutting-edge ideas, and illuminating sessions on key HR topics such as:

- The Future of Human Development - Understanding ASEAN's vision and innovation for a changing world.
- Humanising Transformation - Enabling sustainable growth for people and workers.
- Weathering the Talent Management Storm from Inside Out - A strategic response to the changing talent landscape.
- Leadership Staying Power: Preparing for the future.
- Skills are the New Currency in the New World of Talent Management - How you can prepare your organisation and people for this.
- Modern Work: A Fresh New Look at the Future - Providing a new perspective into the future of work.

Featured speakers at HR Tech Festival Live include:

- Stephanie Nash, Chief People Officer, Circles.Life, Co-Founder & Chief People Officer, Thrive HR Exchange
- Low Peck Kem, Chief Human Resources Officer & Advisor (Workforce Development), Singapore Public Service Division
- Sara Tiew, Head of Workforce Transformation and Analytics, UOB & World Economic Forum Future of Work Fellow
- Grace Huang, Head of People & Organisation, Siemens
- Rashmi Mishra Sharma, Head of People & Capability Building, GovTech Singapore, and Consultant at Harvard Business School - Corporate Learning
- Dr Bob Aubrey, Founder & Chair of the Advisory Board, ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO)
- Eddie Lee, HR Technology Strategist, Future of Talent Economy (FOTE) Network

HR Tech Festival Live will also be shining a spotlight on the best of HR in Asia with the HR Fest Awards 2022, which is celebrating the outstanding achievements of the region's top HR leaders, companies, and teams from across both the private and public sectors.

23 deserving finalists are vying for the top award in five exciting categories, including Best Workplace Culture and Engagement, Employer of Choice, HR Team of the Year, Best Use of Technology, and Best HR Leader. The winners will be announced live and in-person at the award presentation on May 10 at Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre Singapore.

Connecting virtually, reimagining the future of HR collectively

For those who wish to be part of HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 remotely, HR Tech Festival Online, taking place from May 11-13, offers the ideal virtual platform to learn from global and regional HR experts, discover innovative solutions, and build virtual connections through a series of programmes and activities over the three event days. Mr Heng Swee Keat, Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, will be giving the opening address at 9am (SGT) as the Guest of Honour.

Making a debut this year is the ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO) Summit, which will examine how to improve human development at work. ASEAN's national HR Association, thought leaders, and the ASEAN professional community will come together virtually on May 11 to discuss, debate, and establish a balance of economic and human development to the most diverse region in the world.

Dr Bob Aubrey, Founder and Chair of the Advisory Board, AHDO, says, "COVID has been a game changer and the HR Community has shown unprecedented leadership in enabling organisational resilience that allows companies to adapt and innovate. To see where this goes next, you do not want to miss the AHDO Summit at HR Tech Festival Asia 2022, which highlights the new human development dimension in companies across the ASEAN region."

As organisations look to advance workplace gender equity, the Women in HR Technology Summit is a must-not-miss for HR leaders in Asia. Taking place virtually on May 11, the Asia-exclusive and popular half-day conference will take place alongside HR Tech Festival Online. Programme Chair Jeanne Achille, Founder and CEO of The Devon Group, will lead an esteemed line-up of female HR leaders such as Ruby Kolesky, Co-CEO and Heart of Product, Joyous and Lydia Wu, Head of Talent Analytics and Transformation, Panasonic, in offering insights into key technologies that can help drive gender equity in the workplace.

Attendees can also look forward to the HR Leaders' APAC Summit taking place virtually on May 11 and hear from luminaries such as Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst and CEO of the Josh Bersin Company; Mervyn Dinnen, Author and HR & Talent Acquisition Analyst; Gary Cookson, Director, EPIC HR; and Margaret Heffernan, Author and Professor of Practice, University of Bath, as they address the business challenges and critical priorities facing HR leaders today.

The prestigious and popular ASEAN Future of Work, organised in collaboration with Ministry of Manpower Singapore and the Regional Centre for the Future of Work, is also back for its third run virtually. Themed "Navigating Labour Market Recovery: A Balancing Act for Businesses, Workers and Governments", the half day conference features speakers from regional governments, unions, and the public sector, who will share insights on how they put people first in their strategies to recover from the pandemic.

Speakers such as Deanna Ong, Chief People Officer, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and Jason Seng, Partner, People Advisory Services - Workforce Advisory, Ernst & Young Advisory will also discuss how different stakeholders can work together to balance varying needs and interests, as ASEAN adapts to post-COVID business models and ways of working.

Innovation and technologies to support organisations to refresh and reimagine HR strategies

HR Tech Marketplace, which is taking place from May 10-13, will present the biggest showcase of HR solutions and products from global and regional solution providers under one roof. These include ADP, AMS, Ceridian, Coursera for Business, Cornerstone, Globalization Partners, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Oracle, ServiceNow, Skillsoft, SumTotal, Top Employers Institute, and Workforce Singapore (WSG).

Technologies and products on offer cover the entire spectrum of HR and attendees can choose to engage in-person or virtually with the exhibitors for a consultation on how they can support their HR transformation needs or view a product demonstration. Attendees can also glimpse into the future where innovative solutions and upcoming technology may emerge as the new norm of the future through the Start-up Hub.

HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 is proud to partner with ASEAN Human Development Organisation and its regional HR association members and organisations to curate the event to meet the needs of the HR profession and contribute to the development of the profession.

HR Tech Festival Asia 2021 will take place on 10 May 2022 at Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre and 11-13 May 2022 virtually. For more information, visit www.hrtechfestivalasia.com.

About HRM Asia

HRM Asia is a multi-platform network helping to build and celebrate the professional HR community in Asia-Pacific. Across our dedicated print magazine, digital content, and world-class events, we provide an array of thought-leading HR discussion and information to HR professionals of all ranks in Singapore and across the region.

HRM Asia is proudly owned by LRP Publications. LRP Publications is a broad-based media company serving business and education professionals. Specialising in the fields of education administration, education law, education technology, federal employment, human resources, workers' compensation and disability, and ergonomics, the company publishes hundreds of books, pamphlets, newsletters, videos and online resources.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Chua Yee Ling
Marketing Director
HRM Asia
yeeling@hrmasia.com.sg

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Marketing Manager
HRM Asia
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Tech Pioneers Gather at World Cyber Security Summit – ASEAN

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Singapore, Apr 4, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Taking place virtually on 12 April 2022, the 12th global edition of World Cyber Security Summit - ASEAN will focus on topics such as:

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- Government's Approach to Cyber Security: Safe National Cyber Space;
- Cyber Security and Data Protection for Banking and Financial Institutions;
- HMI/SCADA Dangers and Cyber Security Strategies;
- Automated Hacking, Deepfakes and Other Cyber Threats of 2022;
- Real-Life Use Cases on How to Combat Cyber-Attacks, and much more.

The core objective of the event is to incorporate cyber security in ASEAN enterprises to protect the fastest growing digital economies in ASEAN member countries in the next 10 years. The cyber security plan by ASEAN Member States is crucial to ensuring the integrity of their digital economies. With the implementation of cyber security measures, the digital economy in ASEAN member countries will be able to grow further.

Rising cyber threats and a lack of cyber security leadership are the biggest challenges facing the development of digital economies in ASEAN. With digital economies rapidly growing in ASEAN, the need for cyber security leaders who can implement the best cyber security practices across the region is more pressing than ever.

The surge is causing governments to support sectors such as Telecommunications, Finance, E-commerce, BFSI, Healthcare, Retail, FMCG, Logistics and many more at the World Cyber Security Summit - ASEAN, which will help boost demand for enterprise cyber security products, services, and consumer software in the country.

What next for the continent?

Enterprises and governments are stepping up strengthening internet infrastructure and improving the solutions and assistance provided by the software industry in order to protect their citizens from future cyber-attacks.

Apart from that, factors such as the need for unified cyber solutions, increased internet subscriptions, data disclosure mandates, enhanced enterprise mobility, and increased spending patterns on security forums are fueling the nation's demand for cyber security solutions.

"The economic well-being of ASEAN nations is becoming increasingly dependent on the digital realm. Governments can protect their economies and citizens by implementing appropriate digital security protocols," stated Mithun Shetty, CEO, Trescon.

World Cyber Security Summit - ASEAN will feature a ground-breaking collaboration of experts such as:
- Dato' Dr Haji Amirudin bin Abdul Wahab; CEO, CyberSecurity Malaysia
- Zane Lim; Sales Director APAC, Cymulate
- Colonel Sazali Sukardi; Senior Vice president, Strategic Research Division, Cybersecurity Malaysia
- Leonardo Hutabarat; Enterprise Sales Engineering Manager, APAC LogRhythm Singapore
- Harish Sekar; Senior Technical Evangelist, ManageEngine
- Muhamad Erza Aminanto; Lead Cyber & Data Scientist, Jakarta Smart City
- Francel Margareth Taborlupa; Battalion Commander, Philippine Army
- Dr. Soontorn Sirapaisan; Cyber and information lead/Security researcher, NECTEC
- Col Joey T Fontiveros SC; Commanding Officer, Cyber Battalion, ASR, Philippine Army
- Yaron Slutzky; Chief Security Officer, Agoda
- Maria Carmela Migrino; CISO, Meralco
- Frankie Shuai Director; Cyber & Technology Risk, UBS
- Virag Thakkar; APAC Information Security Officer, Allianz Partners
- Krishna Kasi; Vice President, Business and IT audit, BNP Paribas Australia to name a few.

The summit will be hosted on the virtual events platform Vmeets to help participants network and conduct business in an interactive and immersive virtual environment. Participants can also engage with speakers in Q&A sessions and network with solution providers in virtual exhibition booths, private consultation rooms and private networking rooms.

The World Cyber Security Summit - ASEAN is officially sponsored by:
- Platinum Sponsor - Delinea, VMware.
- Gold Sponsor - Netskope, LogRhythm, Cymulate, & Sophos.
- Silver Sponsor - ManageEngine.
- Supported by Cybersecurity Malaysia.

About World Cyber Security Summit

World Cyber Security Summit is a thought-leadership-driven, business-focused initiative that provides a platform for CISOs who are looking to explore new-age threats and the technologies/strategies to mitigate them.

About Trescon

Trescon is a global business events and consulting firm that provides a wide range of business services to a diversified client base that includes corporations, governments and individuals. Trescon is specialized in producing highly focused B2B events that connect businesses with opportunities through conferences, roadshows, expos, demand generation, investor connect, and consulting services.

To register visit - World Cyber Security Summit - ASEAN (bit.ly/36Wjt0Z).

For further details, please contact:
Jagriti Jaiswal,
Marketing Lead; Trescon
media@tresconglobal.com

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comTech pioneers gather at #WCSSASEAN to combat the growing cyber threats & protect ASEAN's fastest-growing digital economies.

Fullerton Fund Management appoints Ken Goh as Chief Investment Officer

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Singapore, Apr 1, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Fullerton Fund Management ("Fullerton") has appointed Ken Goh as Chief Investment Officer (CIO), effective 1 April 2022. Ken will report to Jenny Sofian, Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Mr. Ken Goh, CFA, Chief Investment Officer

As CIO, Ken will be steering the strategic direction for Fullerton's investment team. He will also oversee investment performance for all portfolios across equities, fixed income, alternatives, multi-asset and treasury management.

"Ken's appointment comes at an important time, as we grow our business and respond to the changing environment, as well as needs of clients. Ken's proven abilities, astute leadership and portfolio management expertise will be instrumental in driving the expansion of our investment capabilities to deliver investment excellence to clients," said Jenny Sofian, CEO.

Prior to his new role, Ken was Deputy CIO and Head of Equities at Fullerton. An industry veteran with almost 30 years of investment experience, he has deep and extensive expertise in managing portfolios and leading teams across different market cycles. At Fullerton, he spearheaded enhancements to investment processes and strategies, focusing on a high conviction, ESG-integrated investment approach. He was also instrumental in reinforcing the investment architecture at Fullerton, by driving collaboration across teams and investment platforms, and through the articulation of house views.

Before joining Fullerton in 2017, Ken held senior portfolio management and leadership positions at several local and international firms. His wealth of experience and tenacity makes him an ideal candidate to lead Fullerton's investment team.

"I am very excited to take on this role and work closely with our seasoned investment team to take advantage of market opportunities and drive investment growth for our clients," Ken said. "We have deep bench strength in the asset classes that we manage, and I am confident that our deep understanding of markets, strong investment platforms, and integrated, collaborative culture can unlock substantial value for investors."

Ken succeeds Patrick Yeo, who will be leaving Fullerton after 17 years. Patrick will remain at Fullerton till September, and will work with Ken and the investment team to ensure a seamless transition.

"We would like to thank Patrick for his contributions to Fullerton, and the role he has played in growing the core capabilities of the firm. We wish him well in his future endeavours," Jenny said.

About Fullerton Fund Management

Fullerton Fund Management Company Ltd ("Fullerton") is an Asia-based investment specialist, focused on optimising investment outcomes and enhancing investor experience. We help clients, including government entities, sovereign wealth funds, pension plans, insurance companies, private wealth and retail, from the region and beyond, to achieve their investment objectives through our suite of solutions.

Our expertise encompasses equities, fixed income, multi-asset, alternatives and treasury management, across public and private markets. As an active manager, we place strong emphasis on performance, risk management and investment insights.

Incorporated in 2003, Fullerton is headquartered in Singapore, and has associated offices in Shanghai, London, and Brunei. Fullerton is part of a multi-asset management group, Seviora, a holding company established by Temasek. NTUC Income, a leading Singapore insurer, is a minority shareholder of Fullerton.

For more information, please visit www.fullertonfund.com

Biography

Mr Ken Goh, CFA
Chief Investment Officer

Ken is CIO at Fullerton Fund Management. He sets the strategic direction for the investment team and is responsible for overseeing the investment performance of all portfolios. Ken also manages Fullerton's Global Absolute Alpha, Asia Focus and Asia Absolute Alpha Equities strategies.

Ken joined Fullerton in 2017 as Head of Equities and was additionally appointed Deputy CIO in 2020. He was previously CEO of CIMB Principal Asset Management's Singapore office. He was also concurrently Regional CIO and Regional Head of Equities. Before he joined CIMB Principal in 2007, he held various senior positions in APS Asset Management, MeesPierson Private Bank, Allianz Dresdner Asset Management and Philip Capital Management. Earlier in his career, Ken worked at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC).

Ken graduated from National University of Singapore with a First-Class Honours in Business Administration. He is also a CFA charterholder.

For media queries, please contact:
Kamal Samuel
Email: fullerton@financialpr.com.sg
Mobile: 92294410

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comFullerton Fund Management has appointed Ken Goh as Chief Investment Officer (CIO), effective 1 April 2022. Ken will report to Jenny Sofian, Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Redsun Properties 2021 Annual Revenue Increases 32.3% to RMB26.67 Billion, Gross Profit Ups 12.7% to RMB5.08 Billion

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HONG KONG, Mar 31, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Redsun Properties Group Limited ("Redsun Properties", or the "Group", stock code: 1996), a leading comprehensive property developer in Mainland China, announced today its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2021. The Group achieved stable growth in revenue and profits remained sustainable. It continues to achieve the green tier in the "Three Red Lines" assessment.

2021 Annual Results Highlights:

-- Contracted sales reached RMB87.22 billion. Contracted average selling price increased from RMB14,622 per sq.m. in 2020 to RMB16,887 per sq.m. in 2021, representing a year-on-year increase of 15.5%
-- Revenue amounted to RMB26.67 billion, representing an increase of 32.3% as compared with 2020. Revenue from commercial operations and hotel operations increased by 15.3% to RMB625.7 million
-- Gross profit and gross profit margin were RMB5.08 billion and 19.1% respectively
-- Net profit amounted to RMB1.87 billion, representing an increase of 0.6% as compared with 2020
-- As at 31 December 2021, the "Three Red Lines" indications of the Group were in green lights, with gearing ratio (excluding contract liabilities) of 68.1%, net gearing ratio of 57.0%, cash to short-term debt ratio of 1.41 times. The Group had cash and bank balances on hand of approximately RMB16.04 billion

Steady Sales with optimized structure
Contracted sales maintained steady growth and the sales structure continued to be optimized. During the year, the Group achieved contracted sales of RMB87.22 billion, representing a slight increase over that of the previous year. The average contracted sales unit price was approximately RMB16,887 per sq.m, representing a year-on-year increase of 15.5%. The sales of the first-tier and new first-tier cities accounted for more than 40% of the overall sales. The Yangtze River Delta and Jiangsu maintained a leading position. The average price in the Great Bay Area and Chengdu Chongqing metropolitan area increased significantly, and the efficiency and quality of its return on investment emerged from the industry.

During the year, sales revenue recognized by the Group was RMB26.67 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 32.3% compared with that of 2020, which realized a steady growth. The gross profit was RMB5.08 billion, with a year-on-year increase of 12.7%, where the gross profit margin amounted to 19.1%. The net profit was RMB1.87 billion, and the core net profit was up 3.5% to RMB1.47 billion; the net profit margin was 7.0%, which remained at the industry average level.

Proven efficacy in commercial/residential linkage, steadily consolidating nationwide layout
With the dual-driven synergic development in property management and commercial real estate in 2021, the Group continued to enhance its commercial and industrial competitiveness. Property sales increased by 32.8% to approximately RMB26.04 billion as compared to the same period last year, accounting for 97.6% of the total recognized revenue. Commercial operations increased by 15.5% to approximately RMB583.5 million as compared to the same period last year. Hotel operations increased by 12.0% to approximately RMB42.1 million as compared to the same period last year.

During the year, the commercial benchmark position of Nanjing Hong Yang Plaza has been continuously consolidated, and the diversified land acquisition mode of commercial and residential linkage has been further consolidated. Some new high-quality commercial and residential plots in the center of Weifang, Shandong Province have been obtained, and the Weifang Project has already been launched. In terms of expansion, light and heavy assets have advanced in line in a stable fashion. At the same time, the Group fully exploited advantages of resources from other excellent commercial projects to create Redsun's representative and benchmark properties.

The Group will continue to implement the investment strategy of "penetrating the Greater Jiangsu Region, strengthening foothold in major metropolitan areas and expanding into core cities". Through the synergic development in property development and commercial real estate, the Group realized quality layout and diversified its land reserves. In respect of regional layout, the Group strengthened its foothold in the leading cities within developed metropolitan areas in China. In respect of investment structure, the layout focus was located in first-tier and premium second-tier cities. As of the end of 2021, the Group had a total land reserve of 18.78 million sq.m.. The core is to penetrate the Greater Jiangsu Region. For three consecutive years, its land reserve in Jiangsu has been maintained at more than 50% of the overall land reserve, and its land reserve in the Yangtze River Delta has been maintained at more than 67% of the overall land reserve. With extensive and diversified channels, sufficient and reasonable land banks, premium and healthy structure, and active and effective strategies, a solid foundation was laid for the Group to sustain steady and quality development in the future.

Integrated operation with upgraded products
Creating a cross cycle resource and capital operation and scheduling ability, the Group strengthened its foothold in the cities to achieve a leading initial sell-through rate of projects, thereby facilitating the formation of advantage in sales scale in regional sectors; improved its service quality by creating the competitive "six-integration" system. The New Hongqiao Purchase Alliance led by the Group constantly realized cost optimization through scale effect; the level of delivery was improved through strict product control, and thus its customer satisfaction and industry ranking reached a record high, and the total annual delivery and delivery rate maintained a high-level of steady growth. The Group upgraded the product system of Redsun Community 2.0, created the "Redsun System" IP and built green and healthy houses.

Maintain sound financial position
The Group continued to achieve the green tier in the "Three Red Lines" assessment, which consistently met the regulatory requirements. With steady increase in the scale of assets, its debt structure was continuously optimized. As at 31 December 2021, gearing ratio (excluding contract liabilities) was 68.1%, net gearing ratio was 57.0%, cash to short-term debt ratio was 1.41 times. Total assets were RMB132.7 billion, up 11.5% as compared to the figure of last year. The Group had cash and bank balances on hand of approximately RMB16.04 billion.

Future strategy: Be customer-oriented, Strengthen foothold in premium core cities
Going forward, the industry will return to the essence of residence, the market will return to the essence of supply and demand, and the property enterprises will return to the essence of operation. In terms of operation strategies, the Group will be operation- and customer-oriented, continue to strengthen its brand influence and provide products and services of premium quality. In terms of investment strategies, the Group will adhere to expanding its investment channels in a diversified manner. It will invest in the new first- and second-tier cities with strong foothold and deepening its intensive and meticulous development in premium core cities, aiming to achieve a high realization rate for project investments. The Group will also expand its accessibility to capital markets with an aim to constantly reduce its finance costs and support healthy and sustainable growth.

About Redsun Properties Group Limited ("Redsun Properties") (stock code: 1996)
Redsun Properties Group Limited ("Redsun Properties" or "The Group") is a leading comprehensive developer in China, focusing on the development of residential properties and the development, operation and management of commercial and comprehensive properties. The Group has established a steady regional leading position in Jiangsu Province by taking root in Nanjing, Jiangsu and Yangtze River Delta. Since the incorporation of Nanjing Redsun in 1999, Redsun Properties has worked in the sector of property development and sales for 20 years, established the Hong Yang brand and received widespread recognition for the development capacity and industry position.

While developing residential properties, Redsun Properties also operates commercial complexes covering shopping malls, amusement parks and community centers, hotels and office buildings. Most of the commercial property buildings are adjacent to the Group's residential property projects, providing ancillary services for the residents and also increasing the value of the Group's residential property projects.

Redsun Properties is a constituent of the MSCI China Small Cap Index, Hang Seng Composite Index and Hang Seng Stock Connect Hong Kong Index.



Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comRedsun Properties Group Limited ("Redsun Properties", or the "Group", stock code: 1996), a leading comprehensive property developer in Mainland China, announced today its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2021. The Group achieved stable growth in revenue and profits remained sustainable. It continues to achieve the green tier in the "Three Red Lines" assessment.

The Place Holdings and Stellar Lifestyle to Collaborate on Various Digital Initiatives to Shape the Future of Digital Media and Tap New Opportunities in...

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Singapore, Mar 31, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - SGX mainboard-listed company, The Place Holdings Limited ("The Place Holdings", the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with Stellar Lifestyle Pte. Ltd. ("Stellar Lifestyle"), a business arm of SMRT Corporation Ltd., to jointly collaborate to shape the future of digital media and tap new opportunities in the digital economy.

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From left to right: Mr. Fan Xianyong, CEO of The Place Holdings, Mr Ji Zenghe, Executive Chairman of the Place Holdings, Mr. Seah Moon Ming, Chairman of SMRT Corporation Ltd, Mr. Tony Heng, President of Stellar Lifestyle

Creating vibrant transit destinations through continuous innovation and a desire to make our everyday touchpoints better, Stellar Lifestyle is the largest managing agent of retail and advertising spaces in Singapore's rail network.

Notably, both The Place Holdings and Stellar Lifestyle aim to build Singapore's first Sky Screen, a suspended video screen that will be an enhanced version of Beijing's iconic attraction, ("Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen").

As a high-tech visual extravaganza, the Sky Screen is envisaged as a new attraction in Singapore that will be integrated with smart digital technology system and immersive media, boosting new business vibrancy and creating new possibilities in digital media solutions.

Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen is located at No. 9 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, the heart of Beijing's Central Business District (CBD) and it is one of the largest sky screens in Asia with 7,500 sqm of LED lights across a space of 250m long and 30m wide, offering a spectacular light show experience with high-resolution imagery and state-of-the-art, immersive sound systems as well as technological features that enable interactivity.

Pioneering new experiential marketing experiences, Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen has established a strong brand and continues to be a popular venue and platform for various events, advertisements and media.

The Group recently announced a separate MOU to undertake two acquisitions that includes the licensing of the Intellectual Property Rights for the use in the operation and management of Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen and the acquisition of certain assets and businesses relating to Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen. More information on Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen can be accessed at www.theplacebeijing.com.

Mr. Seah Moon Ming, Chairman of SMRT Corporation Ltd, said, "The Place Holdings has an impressive business track record of more than 30 years in developing market-leading media, tourism, and real estate businesses.

As a financial, aviation and technology hub, Singapore is one of the most connected countries in the world. It is a good springboard for The Place Holdings and Stellar Lifestyle to showcase the convergence of 5G, new technologies and media concepts to bring greater value to businesses and consumers.

This MOU signifies our desire to jointly develop experiential solutions through leading-edge technology for smart commuter-station connections. We are confident that this would pave the way for greater business success together."

Mr. Ji Zenghe, Executive Chairman of The Place Holdings, said, "Innovative visual experiences and new digital media technology continue to play a pivotal role in boosting mindshare among consumers as our physical and digital worlds come closer together.

As Singapore's largest managing agent of retail and advertising spaces in Singapore's rail network, Stellar Lifestyle has created a thriving ecosystem that includes F&B, shopping and digital solutions.

Through this strategic collaboration, we aim to combine our unique complementary strengths in enhancing smart commuting and creating innovative digital media solutions within this ecosystem.

This is an important milestone for the Group as we deepen our business roots in Singapore and create new value propositions with our capabilities in immersive media and digital technologies."

Mr. Ji added, "With the Sky Screen's visual extravaganza and technology features, we aim to contribute to the vibrancy and diversity of Singapore's retail and tourism landscape by creating unique and engaging experiences.

Together with Stellar Lifestyle's extensive touchpoints across Singapore, there are significant opportunities to continuously improve our service offerings and experience to targeted audiences and to redefine the future of digital media solutions."

This document is to be read in conjunction with The Place Holdings' exchange filings on 31 March 2022, which can be downloaded via www.sgx.com.

About The Place Holdings Limited
(SGX Code: E27)

Listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange, The Place Holdings Limited ("The Place Holdings", the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), focuses on integrating traditional businesses with omni-channel strategies and digital solutions (such as "new-retail" solutions, last mile logistics, immersive virtual reality technology, enterprise intelligent connectivity) to harness new growth opportunities in the digital economy.

The Group has established a strong business platform to create new value propositions within its 3 core business pillars:

1. Property development and property management activities
2. Cultural tourism and related "new retail" businesses
3. Integrated media-related businesses with management & operation rights

The Group is backed by the key management team of The Place Investment Group, a multi-billion PRC conglomerate that has a strong track record for its extensive business portfolio in tourism, media, property management, biomedical technology investments and international trade.

Embolden with a new business approach and forward-looking corporate culture, The Place Holdings is expanding our business presence of profitable businesses with high growth potential in Singapore and China through organic and inorganic initiatives.

For additional information, please visit www.theplaceholdings.com

About Stellar Lifestyle

Transit Retail & Advertising Solutions

Stellar Lifestyle, a business arm of SMRT Corporation Limited, has expertise in property and retail management, media and digital advertising solutions. We create vibrant transit destinations and lifestyle experiences to make our everyday touchpoints better. Our growing portfolio includes mall management and outdoor media & digital engagement platforms. We are also the largest managing agent of retail and advertising spaces in Singapore's rail network.

Issued on behalf of The Place Holdings Limited and Stellar Lifestyle by 8PR Asia Pte Ltd.

For further information, please contact the following:

Mr. Zhang Wei
Chief Strategy Officer
The Place Holdings Limited
Tel: (65) 6781 8156
Fax: (65) 6781 8159
Email: zhangwei@theplaceholdings.com

SMRT Corporate Communications
Tel: (65) 9822 0902
Email: media@smrt.com.sg

Mr. Alex TAN
Mobile: +65 9451 5252
Email: alex.tan@8prasia.com

Copyright 2022 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.comThe Place Holdings Limited, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Stellar Lifestyle Pte. Ltd., a business arm of SMRT Corporation Ltd., to jointly collaborate to shape the future of digital media and tap new opportunities in the digital economy.
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