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TRANSFORMING SUPPLY CHAIN PROCESSES 12

Studying the technological transitions that are shaping 2017

INVESTING IN A SHIFTING MARKET 22

Lessons learnt from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries Summit, 2016

BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE 26 Myanmar: Nature Unrivalled, Nurture in Progress

G4S HONG KONG 64 Starting the cash management revolution

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Inevitably, years of financial the from stagnation and isolation ies has surrounding communit of the poorest made Myanmar one with the nations in the region, having country understandably scratch upon from almost start to What this its reinvention in 2011. though, is a epiphany has allowed modern and fast-track to the most across forward thinking of solutionscomes strategy the all industries as to fruition. course, and This will take time of in Myanmar the primary industry e - and remains rooted in agricultur particular in the production of rice signs that - but there are already manufacturing, areas of technology, finance and foreign direct investment are gaining

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Myanmar yanmar’s leading tourism association opens with the greeting: ‘Let the journey begin’; an apt the message not only for visiting the increasing swells of people year, but indeed country’s shores each as it strives to for the nation as a whole development bring its infrastructural g standards spellbindin same up to the as its natural beauty. Asia on the Situated in Southeast h, India, China, borders of Banglades the past few Laos and Thailand, for or Burma as it decades, Myanmar – – has remained is sometimes known secrets in one of the biggest hidden political, social the world. Dictated by

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Among its its intentional and religious conflict, 14 states, 67 of the planet left blockade to the rest districts, 330 ed. many questions unanswer townships and and a However, since 2011 more than 68,000 tensions – subsequent easing of villages a balance tioned aforemen some although is being formed, – the views problems are still evident and thanks to the visitors and that have greeted curious natural preservation ously made tourists have instantane a landscape most attractive of the country one of the largely untouched by the globe. destinations around industrial evolution up natural What exists now is a to this point, business trumps pretty aesthetic appeal that travellers can look forward wake, and an its in anything much to historical and natural tural development more economic, infrastruc perfection as well as to catch up to ties as strategy that promises frequent economic opportuni at an increasingly the rest of the world the development unfolds. to come. rapid rate in the years

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W E L C O M E Southeast Asia Stands Tall For many years now, the hub of industrial progression and fasttracked economic development in Asia has been seen in the Southeast region, with the likes of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan and even Papua New Guinea punching above their weights, finding their niches and growing at highly escalated rates. As we say goodbye to 2016, we pay special mention to some of the key companies, trends and events benefitting from and concertedly driving this long-term trend at present. Standing head and shoulders above most in Indonesia at present - both metaphorically and literally - is Davy Sukamta & Partners. The Structural Engineers are currently constructing Jakarta’s first super-tall structure and we spoke to Davy himself about what this means for both the business and the city. “The design of this 303 metre building with seven-level basement structure was being pushed to new heights by applying the right balance between advanced innovations and local considerations including material availability and construction practice,” he says. Another nation enjoying the profits of multinational market-leading services is Hong Kong as a consequence of secure logistics specialist, G4S. As part of the Company’s global strategy, its ‘commitment to quality’ is embracing numerous technological innovations and a host of new systems to improve its service offering to the nation. In terms of trends, we continue our foray across the region via intercontinental supply chain processes and the technological transformations occurring within them; sustainable water management in the region from the perspective of industry analyst, Veolia; and the fallout from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Summit, 2016. Finally, we take a walk where very few others have in our monthly Business Travel assortment. Myanmar is one of the most spectacular, untouched, natural beauties now open to the wider world, and with its infrastructural development now in the catchup phase, the opportunity for investment is becoming more concerted by the year. Matthew Staff W W W. ASIAOUTLOOKM AG .COM

TRANSFORMING SUPPLY

CHAIN PROCESSES 00 Studying the technological transitions that are shaping 2017

INVESTING IN A SHIFTING

MARKET 00 Lessons learnt from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries Summit, 2016

BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE 00 Myanmar: Nature Unrivalled, Nurture in Progress

G4S HONG KONG 00 Starting the cash management revolution

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TECHNOLOGY How Technology Will Transform Supply Chain Processes in Asia

G4S HONG KONG Commitment to Quality

Starting the cash management revolution

All the latest top stories from across Asia

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ENERGY AND UTILITIES Tapping Into Sustainable Water Management Veolia helps to ensure water accessibility to all

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OIL & GAS Investing in a Shifting Market

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OOREDOO MYANMAR Connecting to the Better Future

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RENEWABLE ENERGY INDONESIA

Nature unrivalled, nurture in progress

The world’s largest annual food and beverage trade show The annual world petroleum equipment congress will be held in March in Beijing

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Indonesia Infrastructure Week 2016

The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, inaugurates Indonesia Infrastructure Week 2016 on 9 November

The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, officially opened The Big 5 Construct Indonesia 2016, as part of Indonesia Infrastructure Week (IIW) 2016, the largest gathering of infrastructure stakeholders and decision makers in the country. The Minister of National Planning Development, Bambang Brodjonegoro, who also attended the opening ceremony, welcomed the event acknowledging the need for the private sector to contribute to Indonesia’s development.

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The Big 5 Construct Indonesia hosted many new exhibitors and product launches this year. Acrow Misr, Alcubond, BMW, Durkee America, Hoffman, Insutech, JCB, Kirby, Leica, Pedax and Robert Bosch were just some of the world renowned companies visitors met at the event. For the first time at The Big 5 Construct Indonesia, multinational company ALUCOBOND presented unique applications using its materials, while Ilet Pte ltd presented the world’s first floor drain cover that mitigates smell and insects, while saving water at the show.

More than just an exhibition, The Big 5 Construct Indonesia 2016 offered CPD certified and free to attend workshops, providing insights into challenges and opportunities facing the country’s construction industry. Workshops from the Association of Architects in Indonesia (IAI), The Indonesia Association of Precast and Prestress Companies (AP3I), and the National Contractors Association of Indonesia (GAPENSI) also ran alongside the show, making The Big 5 Construct Indonesia the perfect platform for participants to up-skill in the latest construction related topics. “Nowadays, the number one priority for people living in a metropolis such as Jakarta is effortless, simple and convenient access to their daily activities. A ‘Superblock’ (a building with multiple towers connected by a large diaphragm podium), consisting of offices, residences, entertainment, shopping facilities and many more facilities, can be the answer to citizens’ needs,” Budihartono Wijanto, Director PT at Wiratman & Associates said. “People do not want to waste their time and spend too much effort travelling across the city to reach their destination. Therefore, the most important trend in building today and in the future is the development of superblocks. “Based on our experience in designing a superblock, we found several critical points in the analysis and design of this future building trend. For example, our fellow industry stakeholders must carefully consider the requirements of the recent seismic code for buildings in Indonesia (SNI 1726 – 2012), as well as the analysis and design of Superblocks’ diaphragm in order to build more reliable structural superblock buildings,” Mr. Wijanto added.

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Mapping Out the Future of Healthcare Galen Growth Asia, an independent organisation with the objective of developing the HealthTech ecosystem across Asia, is hosting the first-of-its-kind HealthTech CEO Summit in Singapore. This is a rare occasion where 30 of Asia’s most prominent HealthTech entrepreneurs from across Asia will be gathering along with 200 healthcare influencers to discuss, debate and analyse how HealthTech innovation is shaping Asia’s healthcare landscape. Technology is an inevitable part of healthcare’s global evolution, especially in Asia. A recent market study conducted by P&S Market Research confirms that Asia is the fastest growing region for digital health, with an annual growth rate of 27.6 percent during the forecast period of 2016-2022. These start-ups

are proposing ground-up solutions that are rewiring the way healthcare is delivered across the world. The Summit aims to enable business partnerships between entrepreneurs, corporations, and government bodies, which can thereby stimulate regional expansion of current technologies. Stanley Li, Founder of DXY.cn China, which holds the largest online community for physicians worldwide clarifies: “HealthTech is a connector. It can bring different stakeholders together and provide a more comprehensive service to our

customers.” The nature of HealthTech lies in the ability of technology to connect patients with doctors and careproviders, as well as create a digital transparency between patients and care providers. Several of the Summit’s entrepreneurs have a platform in which mobile apps now enable live consultations between patients and doctors, and also provide patients with a platform to monitor and track vital biometrics, and receive constant support and feedback regarding their condition.

led to the introduction of Build Myanmar 2016, the event supporting various aspects of infrastructure development, facilities, building and construction in Myanmar. Build Myanmar 2016, the event supporting this development, will be held from 10 - 12 November 2016 at the Rose Garden Hotel, in Yangon,

Myanmar. The event provides opportunities for the industry to network, gain knowledge and exchange information for the growth of the developing infrastructure, building and construction industries in Myanmar. Visitors can look forward to networking and creating new business opportunities with a largely foreign exhibitor group, with top products from the region. Countries include: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, India, Korea, and Myanmar. Build Myanmar 2016 is an event for developers, owners, facility managers, architects, contractors, civil engineers, mechanical and electrical consultants/ engineers, warehousing, logistics, distributors/agents and related trade involved in both new and refurbished infrastructure developments in Myanmar.

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China Ecommerce and Retail Innovation Summit 2017 The China Ecommerce and Retail Innovation Summit 2017 will be held at the Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square on 9-10 March, 2017. As Internet and mobile shopping becomes more mature and developed, Chinese consumers are becoming increasingly fastidious. China’s retail market is also evolving from ecommerce multi-channel toward the transformation of online and offline cross-channel and one end to multipleend digitalised omni-channel. Meanwhile, with the softwarehardware integration of smart devices, trends of digialisation emphasis and service oriented merchandise, social networking and ecommerce combination are attracting high levels of concern. With the theme of ‘Use the big data and internet technology, explore the new retail of the future’, this conference is aims at providing a platform for brands, retailers, ecommerce platforms, consulting companies and servers in China to allow them to communicate face-to-face. Discussions towards some of the latest topics, including consumer insight, channel integration, technology innovation, and supply chain are posed in the creation of a successful developmental path for Chinese new retail industry in the future.

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four options to self-register their SIM. Across all options for self-registration, the customers required to take the photos of the front and back of their NRC, or Student ID or Driving License. Then, they have to turn on Ooredoo 3G /4G data to start the self-registration process. Customers will receive a Ooredoo Myanmar, the best customer successful registration message and a experience provider in Myanmar has bonus reward for doing so. All methods announced its additional channels; it is are absolutely free of charge and the first operator which has introduced available 24 hours a day. self-checking and self-registration Customers can also visit the nearest portal of the Ooredoo SIM registration Ooredoo branded store to complete the SIM registration by bringing a and providing the easiest step by step copy of NRC card or Student ID or self-registration procedures for customers. Ooredoo customers now have Driving License. T E C H N O L O G Y

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conclusion, the LNG market is certain to grow even more, but it is dependent on the Chinese market. As Georoy Hureau, Secretary General at Cedigaz, mentioned during Intergas Summit in Nice: “Global LNG liquefaction capacity is set to grow by Global LNG business is mostly growing close to 50 percent from now to 2021”. due to ongoing Asian demand growth. At this point, it is essential to Taking a look into Europe, a firm understand that China will have an growth in demand could also be seen, impact on LNG business and other but it is dependent on Asia as well. businesses, of course. It is expected Specialists predict that the next wave that by the year of 2020, six of 10 sales of growth is expected in the Atlantic deals will happen because of Basin to supply Asian markets. In Asian markets. O I L & G A S

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Challenger Aircraft Joins Zetta Jet’s Fleet Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that four Challenger 650 jets will join the Global fleet of Singapore-based charter operator, Zetta Jet. The announcement follows the signature of a purchase agreement between China’s Minsheng Financial Leasing Co., Ltd and Bombardier Business Aircraft, as

well as the signature of a strategic agreement on the co-operation in aircraft leasing between Minsheng Financial Leasing and Zetta Jet, at the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) 2016 Convention and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. “This agreement strengthens our position in the Asian aviation market by diversifying our fleet to include Challenger business jets and enhancing our offering to our elite clientele,” said Geoffery Cassidy, Managing Director, Zetta Jet.

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Siemens provides an eco-friendly speed boost to Kaltim Prima Coal Siemens, the world’s leading technology supplier of innovative and environmentally-friendly products and solutions for industrial customers, has announced the successful installation of the world’s fastest overland conveyor belt for PT Kaltim Prima Coal, one of the largest open-pit mining operators in the world. The installation consists of a series of superior automation and drives solutions that enable them to benefit from a shortened engineering and procurement cycle, as well as improved risk mitigation. The new solutions have also helped lessen the company’s carbon footprint by reducing the overall energy required by conveyor belt operation by up to 10 percent. SHIPPING AND LOGISTICS

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Continental Launches its New SiemensPowered Training Centre Continental Malaysia, one of the largest tyre manufacturers, has launched a new training centre in Petaling Jaya, powered by Siemens, a world leader in automation “Through this close collaboration between Siemens and Continental Malaysia, the centre is expected to plug a critical capability gap in the local Malaysian market. During our conversations with customers in Malaysia, we find that while they are keen to digitalise their factories to remain competitive, many feel that they lack the skills and expertise

to implement new Industry 4.0 technologies required to augment manufacturing,” said Adam Yee, Senior Vice President and Head of the Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives Division, Siemens Malaysia.

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, is proud to announce that it has been honored again as a leading employer and an excellent workplace in multiple markets across Asia-Pacific by leading human capital organisations Aon Hewitt, Top Employers Institute, and Great Place to Work Institute. This year, DHL Express won a total of 28 awards, up from 24 awards in 2015. “We are very proud to be consistently recognised with these awards which are testament to our dedication to providing the very best working environment and career prospects for our colleagues in Asia Pacific,” said Ken Lee, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific.

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Wendy Kent, Chief Operating Officer at product design and procurement specialist, Matrix, examines what the coming months hold for supply chains in Asia Written by: Wendy Kent

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pay throughout the supply chain, benefiting workers greatly. Worker well-being is becoming more and more important to ethically conscious brands, challenging the norm of unregulated and varied working standards across supply chains in Asia. Whilst there have been many efforts over recent years to address this issue, 2017 will see a step up in the consistency of concern for human rights and employee well-being. The permeation of technology won’t stop there either. Utilising elements of the technology that monitors worker output, we’re developing a smart new


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they throw plans and strategy offcourse. In fact, through trial, we’d estimate that the incorporation of tech developments could help cut production times for some products from three months to three weeks; a mind-blowing prospect for key players involved in product supply chains, that offers a real competitive advantage. The latest robots have the ability to learn how to complete multiple jobs, so they can be plugged in practically anywhere along the supply chain. AI’s ability to be flexible, particularly in manufacturing processes, will take AI to the mainstream as its return on investment (ROI) will become clear to stakeholders. Historically, there has been limited means to survey individual workers, without putting the factory under constant surveillance. However, new networks and sensors are now making insights visible that could not have been revealed in the past. Aggregated, personalised data on worker output will allow factory bosses to make changes The latest robots have the ability to learn how to complete multiple jobs, so they can be plugged in practically anywhere along the supply chain

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to processes for all staff, opening opportunities to increase productivity even further, streamlining previously convoluted jobs that caused bottlenecks in production. Additionally, one small sensor could provide accurate, realtime data to inform buying decisions, helping factories to operate on a leaner business model and reduce wastage. This is a game changer, and while it’s a priority focus for us at Matrix, it will be increasingly present throughout supply chains across Asia.

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It will also help address the issue of falsification in the auditing process. Widespread in factories across Asia, falsification is bought on by fear of failure, and the result is that real issues in factories can remain perpetually unresolved, ultimately compromising the ethical standards of a supply chain. This sort of automated data will give retailers greater power to identify and support those suppliers with improving quality and ethical standards and disassociate themselves from those who are falling short.


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impact. Supply chain partners across Asia must work together to make product information far more accessible. Asia is at the forefront of incorporating technology for the better, which gives businesses operating there a significant advantage as we roll into 2017. Technology is the vehicle to change for supply chains in a transparent age, and the only way to ensure advantage on an increasingly competitive global stage. What supply chains in Asia must consider is how to leverage the competitive benefits without sacrificing the people working within it.

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ater is a valuable commodity used by billions every day, and its usage has intensified over the years. This has increased water demand, resulting in added pressure on the world’s water supply systems. With a growing global population and escalating consumption from businesses, the competition for water resources is straining the environment, leading to an increase in water stress regions. This can result in several concerns including a negative impact on marine life, an overdraft on groundwater that can affect the environment, and disruptions to business activities across sectors.

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Already today, 700 million people in 43 countries are living in water scarce regions, and it is expected that 1.8 billion people will be living in regions with absolute water scarcity by 2025. The use of water is essential to businesses and individuals worldwide. However, the combined threat of water scarcity and growing water demand has imposed an urgent need on global businesses to implement better water management techniques. It is imperative that water should be viewed as a critical resource. As large consumers of water resources,

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strategies to reduce their water consumption. Companies in the cosmetics and personal care industry are influencing consumers to increase water conservation efforts by formulating watersaving products, such as dry shampoos and non-rinse body washes that require little to no extra water to use. In addition, food and beverage manufacturers are reusing treated wastewater for non-potable purposes. The oil & gas industry is recycling product water, pulp and paper businesses are engaging in white water and condensate recycling, and

manufacturers need to be more mindful and responsible of their water footprint by practicing sustainable water management. Governments and authorities can also help to reform water governance by implementing tighter water management protocols, and by making water-related information and statistics easily accessible to businesses. Through these initiatives, manufacturers will then be empowered to better manage their water consumption. In anticipation of a future when water becomes a protected resource, manufacturers across industries are already actively devising various

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the metal recovery industry is recycling its rinse water for rinsing baths. Companies that implement water sustainability campaigns to ensure continued water supply have definitely undergone a paradigm shift, as they understand how a water-related disruption can hamper their business activities. In choosing to actively manage their water footprint now, global industry leaders are one step closer to achieving sustainable growth. Although the public at large is aware of water shortages in different parts of the world, not many realise the severity of the resulting consequences, perhaps until it is too late. Water saving campaigns driven by world governments and authorities are critical to promote water scarcity awareness and water saving initiatives at the individual level. However, the potential for water savings are significantly greater in the industrial setting, where water usage is much more extensive. Freshwater as a resource has yet to run out completely, but as it becomes increasingly stretched. Better water management is needed to support the viability of businesses in the long-term, and to ensure that water remains accessible to all.


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One globally renowned operator to adopt such a campaign in conjunction with Veolia is L’Oreal; subsequently achieving water management success via a first LEED-certified plant in Indonesia. A recent Veolia case study explored the achievement in more depth:

Spanning an impressive 66,000 square metres of prime industrial land, L’Oreal Manufacturing Indonesia is the 43rd and largest factory owned by the L’Oreal Group worldwide. Located within the Jababeka Industrial Estate in West Java, the plant supports L’Oreal’s tremendous growth in the Southeast Asian beauty market, manufacturing hair and skin care products under its mass-market brands, L’Oreal Paris and Garnier. Ari Cahyo Saputro, Environment, Health and Safety Manager, L’Oreal Manufacturing Indonesia, shared: “The L’Oreal Group chose to invest in Indonesia as the country has the highest growth potential in Asia-Pacific. This investment supports our goal of reaching one billion new consumers within the next 10 years. At the moment, 30 percent of our products are manufactured for the domestic market while the other 70 percent is distributed to other countries in the Southeast Asian region.”

The first LEED-Silver certified plant in Indonesia A world-class facility designed with environmental sustainability in mind, L’Oreal Manufacturing Indonesia is the first factory in the country to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification. LEED-certified companies are recognised internationally with the premier mark of achievement in ‘green building’, and commonly cost less to operate as they derive savings garnered from their environmental efforts. Working towards LEED certification was an

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Armed with an intimate understanding of L’Oreal Manufacturing Indonesia’s manufacturing processes and wastewater challenges, Veolia was able to fully support the cosmetic giant as they continue to integrate sustainability practices into their business model. “I believe that our service standard and existing good relationships won us this project with L’Oreal,” Fenian Feng, Process Engineer, Veolia shared. “As an established water solutions provider, Veolia was able to stand out from the crowd as we had the expertise and technologies required to meet L’Oreal’s needs.” Pleased with the improved wastewater quality, Saputro concluded: “Using Veolia’s recommended water technologies, we managed to reduce our energy consumption, chemicals usage, and sludge production. By taking care of how we dispose our wastewater, L’Oreal is sending a strong corporate message that cements our commitment to environmental sustainability. With the help of likeminded partners such as Veolia, we are confident that we will be able to mitigate new challenges that come our way.”

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November’s OPEC summit is drawing attention to Asia’s everchanging oil and gas industry with opportunities now there to pick up prime assets with cheaper investments Writer: Phoebe Calver

Many had doubts as to whether the major global exporters at the gathering would be able to reach an agreement to rein in output of the industry; details of the proposed cut were initially discussed at a summit in late September, where the global exporters then decided to set the date in November to finalise details of the agreement. At the summit, OPEC took note of oil market developments since it last met in Algeria and reviewed the outlook for the oil market for the remainder of 2016 and 2017. Its observations concluded


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Other current factors have also contributed to the ever changing market outlook for the Asian oil & gas sector, for example ‘the big chill’. Commodity market analysts are blaming the La Nina weather pattern for the current chill, with temperatures in Seoul and Beijing forecast to drop well below the levels which are typically seen at this time of year; while many parts of Japan have also been hit by colder conditions than usual. As a result, the demand on power is growing as people have to crank up the heating in both their homes and offices; pushing producers and utilities to draw down coal, gas and oil stockpiles and

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therefore increase imports. The big chill is subsequently prompting oil refiners to make greater volumes of products such as kerosene, which is widely used in heaters in Japan, contributing to a 54 percent jump in Asia’s oil refining margins. “La Nina has taken over El Nino, which means colder than expected winters are ahead, not just this year, but likely in the next two years,” said Gordon Kwan, head of Asia oil & gas research at brokerage Nomura Holdings Inc. “We see high chances that fossil fuel prices like coal, oil and gas could spike further due to robust demand, and other factors.”


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how in response to this summit, other suppliers could become more attractive; even OPEC is seeing a price rise in the hopes of boosting economies of countries which rely heavily on crude exports. Although Asian markets are demonstrating a real openness to new suppliers, price is still the ultimate authority when it comes to decision making.

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Asian oil & gas companies are set to invest vast sums of money in the global oil & gas sector; two particular Asian firms are planning a spree on petro-acquisitions moving into 2017. Indonesia’s state oil firm, Pertamina’s core business is based in oil, gas, renewable and new energy based on firm commercial principals that benefit both inside and outside the country; the commitment to providing more efficient energy sources is a prime focus. Announcements from both Petamina and the Japanese Government arm, Jogmec, show that the spending spree may now be extending to global oil & gas assets. Pertamina has $700 million to spend this year on its acquisitions, which will drastically increase in 2017 where the figure is likely to be in the billions. Jogmec is even flusher with cash, having a financial backer which totals $5.2 billion each year for oil & gas.

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Myanmar’s chequered history set upon a simply spectacular landscape culminates in one of the world’s most fascinating locations, with its infrastructural evolution just getting started Writer: Matthew Staff

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yanmar’s leading tourism association opens with the greeting: ‘Let the journey begin’; an apt message not only for the increasing swells of people visiting the country’s shores each year, but indeed for the nation as a whole as it strives to bring its infrastructural development up to the same spellbinding standards as its natural beauty. Situated in Southeast Asia on the borders of Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand, for the past few decades, Myanmar – or Burma as it is sometimes known – has remained one of the biggest hidden secrets in the world. Dictated by political, social

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and religious conflict, its intentional blockade to the rest of the planet left many questions unanswered. However, since 2011 and a subsequent easing of tensions – although some aforementioned problems are still evident – the views that have greeted curious visitors and tourists have instantaneously made the country one of the most attractive destinations around the globe. What exists now is a natural aesthetic appeal that trumps pretty much anything in its wake, and an economic, infrastructural development strategy that promises to catch up to the rest of the world at an increasingly rapid rate in the years to come.

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Among its 14 states, 67 districts, 330 townships and more than 68,000 villages a balance is being formed, and thanks to the natural preservation of a landscape largely untouched by industrial evolution up to this point, business travellers can look forward to historical and natural perfection as well as more frequent economic opportunities as the development unfolds.


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The Business End Inevitably, years of financial stagnation and isolation from the surrounding communities has made Myanmar one of the poorest nations in the region, with the country understandably having to start almost from scratch upon its reinvention in 2011. What this epiphany has allowed though, is a fast-track to the most modern and forward thinking of solutions across all industries as the strategy comes to fruition. This will take time of course, and the primary industry in Myanmar remains rooted in agriculture - and the production of rice in particular - but there are already signs that areas of technology, manufacturing, finance and foreign direct investment are gaining traction. Eased sanctions from the US and EU have aided this progression on a wider scale, and have been compounded more locally by the palpable interest in investments emanating from neighbours; China, Singapore, the Philippines, South Korea, India and Thailand. Looser border controls have ‘helped me to help you’ in this respect and thus, the industrial revolution is in full -albeit embryonic - swing. In turn, the country’s facilitation of visitors has been

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one of the first facets overhauled and Myanmar’s hospitality sector is now right up there with the best that the tourist-hub of Southeast Asia can offer. Gandamar Myaing Hotel, Taw Win Garden Hotel and Summit Parkview Yangon Hotel are all prime examples of this new wave of independent chain stamping their mark on the nation’s hotel domain; adding a touch of comfort to the wealth of organic beauty already available.

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Alternative air travel over the Bagan temples

A train station in Kalaw, Myanmar located between Mandalay and Naypyitaw

ONE AREA STILL in need of development despite the progress made so far is across Myanmar’s transport sector. While developments are taking place – roads are smoother and access restrictions have slackened – there are still a lot of challenges to overcome both in getting to the country, and then in travelling around it. Initially, an advanced visa is required to cross its borders for a duration no longer than 28 days and the journey is almost certain to include a transfer point somewhere nearer to the crossing. Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul and Doha offer such a service at the back end, while most major international airports now serve as a departure hub when embarking. It’s the internal logistics of the nation that prove more difficult however, so it’s advised that you arrange your travel plans and overall itinerary well in advance of arrival.

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Impressive mural at Yangon International Airport

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In theory, rail would be the most impressive and appealing mode of transport across the diverse terrain, but its archaic – and to be honest, corroding – network and trains force your hand in deciding between either comfort or views. Slightly ahead of the rail evolution is the road network, which is further down the line in meeting required standards. Again, cherry picking is essential in regards to route as well as the bus/car of choice, but road travel is potentially a more rewarding option than the rickety rails. A curveball option could also be the large river ferry network. While perhaps more geared up for the backpacker tourist rather than the boardroom executive, if you’re lucky enough to have a business meeting the other side of a reputed river ferry route, then you’d be silly not to take advantage of the opportunity.


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Out & About ONCE YOU’VE NEGOTIATED your route, you can sit back in awe at the sights that await you. Strongly influenced by religion and its significance through Myanmar’s history; both Buddhist and Bamar culture is evident not only throughout the numerous landmarks and buildings, but also now from a cultural perspective via its cuisine, art, theatre and music. Due to security reasons, not all areas of the country are available to the outside world, but leading cities Naypyidaw, Yangon and Mandalay - as well as the routes in between - offer more than enough of an insight into what the state can offer.

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In each locale, the community is dominated by the central monastery to bring a traditional core to the developments going on, on the periphery. Other iconic destinations include Bagan, Mandalay Palace, Inle Lake, numerous beaches and Shwedagon Pagoda, opening the door to a host of specialist tour operators now thriving up and down the country. Silk Road to Asia, K&H Travels, Asian

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Cherry Travel and Diethelm Travel Group are just a select few of these local experts ready and waiting to show you the best of Myanmar, forging a path that will also take visitors past a cultural scene thriving off the back of enhanced economic nous. The local cuisine embraces the strong rise in industry, complemented by influences from China and India also. Seafood is a regular favourite, and while similarly local beverages are

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a good option, it is strongly advised not to drink any tap water. On the art scene, ‘Burmese contemporary’ adds a pleasant spin to the existing historical landscape to once again affirm the cities’ and towns’ eclectic development.


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Making “your dream trip happen”, not many companies can claim to have harnessed the potential of Myanmar from a tourism perspective better than Silk Road to Asia. Describing the country as a “new”, not “alien” world, the business offers top-notch travel services, tailor-made tour packages and travel arrangements for visitors from all walks of life.

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FMI Air Driven by a vision to be a premier regional airline, FMI Air’s rapid rise to prominence over the past four years culminated in 2015 following the launch of its own operations, an all-jet fleet of CRJ 200 aircraft and an enhanced network beyond its original Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw route.

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Operated under the Cherry Yoma Tour banner, the approved tourism operator, Asian Cherry Travels is 100 percent Myanmar-owned. Styling itself on the newness evident in the country itself, the enthusiasm experienced with the Company has made it a go-to provider, with a whole host of package tours in tow, to make visitors’ trips worthwhile.

K&H Travels Based in Yangon, K&H Travels’ “devoted, highly motivated and proficiently trained staff” serve as a portal to numerous leisure activities, excursions and trekking tours.

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With offices in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam - as well as in Myanmar - Diethelm Travel Group is among the most knowledgeable tour operators and travel advisors in the region, lending its extensive experience to a Burmese tourism industry in search of refined quality and processes.


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HOSPITALITY Gandamar Myaing Hotel The Pyin Oo Lwin-based hotel is a perfect example of the transition that Myanmar is enjoying at present, capturing the natural aesthetics of its surroundings to make it an appealing choice to reside in on your travels, while offering an affordability and humbleness so not to detract from the traditional feel of the area. Mount Popa – Mount Popa is a volcano 1,518 metres (4,981 feet) above sea level, and located in central Myanmar, about 50 km southeast of Bagan in the Pegu Range

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Summit Parkview Yangon Hotel

Taw Win Garden Hotel Further along the transition scale is Taw Win Garden Hotel, perhaps a sign of prowess to come for Myanmar’s hospitality sector. The stunning fourstar hotel is geared up primarily for business travellers in the vicinity of Yangon.

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More central still, in the heart of Yangon, Summit Parkview Yangon Hotel embraces the best of local culture, music and cuisine, and has become an instant favourite in the city for visitors of all kinds.

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The Smiling Seahorse Sapel Traditional Burmese Foot Spa


Gandamar Myaing Hotel Gandamar Myaing Hotel is a Pyin Oo Lwin hotel choice that suits those travelling on a budget.

This 2-star hotel is found in the Central area and has 5 rooms offering the necessary comforts and facilities. Room service adds simple yet significant convenience to your stay. Room comfort is increased by Mini bar.

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A statue of Buddha at the Mailamu Paya

"Yangon, formerly Rangoon, was the capital of Myanmar until it was superseded by Naypyidaw in November 2005. Today, with a population of over 5 million people, it remains the largest city and main economic hub of Myanmar... The Shewdagon Pagoda or Paya is the single most important religious site in all of Myanmar. The pagoda stands on the top of Singuttara Hill, and, according to legend, that spot has been sacred since the beginning of time, just before our present world was created. The city is an amalgamation of British, Burmese, Chinese and Indian influences, and is known for its colonial architecture, which although decaying and beyond appreciation, remains an almost unique example of a 19thcentury British colonial capital." – wikitravel

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Yangon city hall and courtyard

Clock Tower in Mahabandoola street, Yangon


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Landmark Attractions

Mandalay Palace

“Mandalay Palace was the first palace to be built in Mandalay, by King Mindon when he shifted his capital from Amarapura in 1861, to fulfill an old prophecy. The magnificent palace was built of teak wood on raised brick plinth gilded with gold and vermilion. The artistic workmanship and handicrafts depicting the glory of the golden age of the days gone by is still amazing, awe inspiring and the beholder will be spell bound with wonder.” - myanmartravelinformation.com

Inle lake

“The Inle Lake region is one of Myanmar's most anticipated destinations and all the hype is justified. Picture a vast, serene lake – 13.5 miles long and seven miles wide – fringed by marshes and floating gardens, where stilt-house villages and Buddhist temples rise above the water, and Intha fisherfolk propel their boats along via their unique technique of leg-rowing.” - Lonely Planet

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Bagan

“A trip of a lifetime: Bagan is one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites, a sight to rival Machu Picchu or Angkor Wat. The setting is sublime – a verdant 26 squaremile plain, part-covered in stands of palm and tamarind caught in a bend of the lazy-flowing Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) river and framed by the hazy silver-grey of distant mountains.” - The Telegraph

Shwedagon Pagoda

“No visit to the Union of Myanmar is complete without a visit to the 2,500 year-old Shwedagon Pagoda, which enshrines strands of Buddha's hair and other holy relics. From a humble beginning of 8.2 meters, the Shwedagon Pagoda today stands close to 110 meters. Shwedagon Pagoda is covered with hundreds of gold plates and the top of the stupa is encrusted with 4,531 diamonds. To understand this monumental work of art and architecture, visitors will experience an insider's view of this magnificent symbol of Buddhism to the lives of the Myanmar people.” - shwedagonpagoda.com


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clients’ trust. DS&P is making history as the first Indonesian structural and foundation engineering firm to fully design a super-tall building. Established in 1989, DS&P is a consulting engineering firm specialising in the design of high-rise buildings, deep basements and seismic design including seismic isolation systems; and up-to-date it has a track record of more than 340 completed projects. The company has a unique business strategy: in selecting no more than 10-12 jobs in a year in order to provide high-quality personalised services. Its service rate is subsequently the highest among Indonesian firms, yet developers continually keep them busy with prominent projects. This shows that this firm has placed itself in a different league.

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The company has a unique business strategy: in selecting no more than 10-12 jobs in a year in order to provide high-quality personalised services

Integrated with other SCG building materials products including cement, pipe and precast, and ‘SCG Smartblock’ lightweight concrete, SCG aim to give a better construction experiences for our customers. Contributions to the wider Indonesian community are also made through collaborations with the Indonesian Society of Civil and Structural Engineers (HAKI) and universities such as Institut Teknologi Bandung, allowing us to share our extensive product and industry knowledge through annual seminars to help improve the wider Indonesian construction industry. T +62 21 797 1190 E marketing.srmi@scg.co.id

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INNOVATING TO PROVIDE SOLUTION FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

JAYAMIX BY SCG READYMIX CONCRETE

Expertise in ready-mix concrete product and service in Indonesia. Supported by SCG innovations to provide the best solution for your construction project. Tel. +62 21 797 1190, Email: marketing.srmi@scg.co.id www.jayamix.co.id or www.scgbuildingmaterials.com


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decades. However, the key to the Company’s success derives from its establishment of a high-performance organisation concept within the Company. DS&P believes that key to being a high-performing Company is the quality of the people. Therefore, it highly values the people within their organisation. The firm encourages a growth mindset to staff by providing a work environment that can allow employees to grow and flourish in becoming innovative and experienced engineers with high job satisfaction. This is achieved through continuous education programmes, effective management of workload and

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The firm highly values other stakeholders involved in its work and therefore always promotes dialogue and discussion with clients, architects, contractors and suppliers to produce safe, economical, constructible and efficient structural systems. Understanding each client’s expectations, each architect’s design intent, and the work culture and limitations of contractors and suppliers enables the provision of optimum design with constructability and innovation. The design teams engage in intensive discussions with other

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stakeholders to truly understand the details of the design intent, and then inspect the site during construction to obtain feedback for design improvements. Lessons learnt are well-documented for continuous improvement. This is the reason why DS&P is capable of producing design to high-quality standards and detailing that can comply with stringent seismic detailing; stipulated by codes while maintaining practicality in construction. The use of dialogue with architects further results in a better structural configuration while keeping the architect’s design intent at the same time. DS&P becomes the favourite of architects, both local and international. Projects like the Pakubuwono Signature, the “sailing ships” Regatta, the “kidney beans” South Quarter, the Tower office building, the slender Peak

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at Sudirman, the Kompas Multi-media Tower and the Alila Solo hotel are all the results of intense discussion from the very early stage. DS&P brings valuable out-of-the-box thinking during coordination, such as introducing a decent-sized core to provide the required structural stability while simultaneously increasing usable floor efficiency by proposing to allocate considerable functional space inside the core-wall, or making a grand foyer feasible for residential units with private lifts by proposing to locate the lift shaft outside the core. With high quality resources within the organisation, combined with its

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DS&P brings valuable out-ofthe-box thinking during coordination

Indopora have carried out many projects, especially prestigious high rise buildings for commercial and residential usage which have been designed by Davy Sukamta and Partners, such as the Sherwood Apartments, Anandamaya, Noble House and The Pakubuwono Spring. Both The Lana and The Ayoma are inprogress builds in association with Davy Sukamta and Partners.

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INDOPORA

BUILDING A STRONGER & BETTER FUTURE

OUR SERVICES • Foundation works (driven piles, bored piles, barrette piles) • Retaining structures (sheet piles, diaphragm wall, soldier piles, contiguous bored piles, secant piles) • Ground improvements (vertical drains) • Pile testing (static load test, lateral load test, tension load test, dynamic load test, integrity test) • Other miscellaneous services (slurry wall, soil nailing, ground anchor, king post, mechanical joint, dewatering, excavation)

www.indopora.com T: 0062 21 460 3253 E: marketing@indopora.com Subsidiary company PT. Rekagunatek Persada Offers precast and pre-stressed products (façades, walls, columns, beams and slabs) E: marketing@rekagunatek.com T: 0062 21 5422 0450


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In 1993, DS&P used high capacity bored-pile up to 550 tonnes allowable load while the normal practice at that time was around 350 tonnes. In 1994, DS&P designed the first RC core-wall and outriggers structure. In 1995, DS&P designed the Gran Mahakam hotel with top-down method, excavating 11-meter deep just 1.5 metres away from two-tothree-story neighbouring buildings. DS&P also designed the first building in Indonesia beyond 50 levels in 1994, the 52-story Amartapura Residential towers. At that time DS&P pushed the concrete grade to 60 MPa for that development when the common grade was just 25-35 MPa, and then recently to 70 MPa for Indonesia-1. In order to obtain reliable quality, DS&P worked closely - and still does - with ready mix suppliers in an experimental programme to obtain valuable on-site data. The role of business partners in advancing new technology is indispensable as such.


OFFICE P.T. BAUER Pratama Indonesia Alamanda Tower, 19th Floor Jl. Tb. Simatupang Kav. 23 - 24 Cilandak Barat Jakarta Selatan 12430

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We’re an international foundation specialist providing geotechnical contracting services. P.T. BAUER Pratama Indonesia carry out a wide variety of construction services, and are equally capable of providing complete services that includes project design, provision of specialist machinery, and completion of the construction works.

The BAUER Group has

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use of the sacrificial cell method to load-test bored-piles for Pakubuwono Residence in 2003; the use of post-grout techniques to increase the allowable capacity of the bored-pile for the Plaza Indonesia Extension (PIE) project in 2006; the use of micro piles with soilsupported mat to resist tensile force from hydrostatic pressure for the Trans Luxury hotel in Bandung in 2009; the design of the first high-rise building with seismic isolation in Southeast Asia in 2010, the use of Performance-Based Seismic Design; and the design of the


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based engineering firm. The experience in design and construction of these projects has been presented as technical paper in international forums including the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The use of seismic isolation systems is another novelty in Indonesia, especially for high-rise buildings. One client requested DS&P to design their new 22-story Gudang Garam office tower using this system in 2010, after

a series of earthquake events shaking Jakarta. The first high-rise with seismic isolation in Southeast Asia was then borne, followed by the 27-story Puri Matahari in 2012. Both buildings were designed using high-damping rubber bearings by DS&P. While the use of steel or composite construction for high-rise buildings in Indonesia is not popular, DS&P recognises its advantage and has become the leader in promoting its use.

The stocks of the property subsidiaries of PTPP have grown significantly above the industry average, indicating public trust over the companies’ performances. Both companies’ stocks have been included in the Morgan Stanley Composite Index. Since January 2014, PTPP stock has also been included in the LQ45 index. Aligned with the Indonesian Government’s commitment to boost infrastructure and SOE companies’ role in the development, PTPP has strong opportunities to expand its business. Equipped with experience and capability in construction and investment, allied with strong public interest in PTPP’s stocks and a vital role as a nation development agent, PTPP now looks further afield to expand with the aim to be the largest construction Company in the ASEAN region in terms of equity by 2018. PTPP is building a strong presence in ASEAN, as shown by numerous regional and international accolades received in 2016 and since has set its vison to become a sustainable ASEAN-class construction and investment Company.

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A SUSTAINABLE ASEAN-CLASS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

DUAL FUEL POWER PLANT OF THE YEAR, BY ASIAN POWER AWARDS 2016 GAS FIRED DIESEL POWER PLANT PROJECT OF 200 MW, PESANGGARAN – BALI The 1st Indonesian Gas Fired Diesel Power Plant with Dependable Capacity of 200 MW

MAIN BUILDING OF MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS & HOUSING

The 1st Indonesian Green Building The winner of Green Building Awards, Large Green Building Category, by Asean Energy Awards 2016

GRAND SUNGKONO LAGOON The 1st Green Building Apartement in Indonesia

KALIBARU CONTAINER TERMINAL 1 The Largest Port in Indonesia The winner of Best Civil Engineering Project Awards, by the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council Awards 2016

METRO KAPSUL Indonesia’s Most Innovative & Efficient Train Transportation System, 98% Indonesian Engineering

We were born to build this country. Through integrity, hard work and passion, we continue to grow and evolve to a greater Indonesia.

For more than six decades, PT PP (Persero) Tbk has been a part of Indonesia’s growth story, successfully becoming one of the main players in national construction through the accomplishment of projects across Indonesia.

WE BUILD THE MASTERPIECE

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BATAM – TONTON BRIDGE The 1st Cable-stayed Bridge in Indonesia

CIKAMPEK – PALIMANAN TOLL HIGHWAY The Best Performing Toll Highway Construction in Indonesia

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The Company has designed a number of projects with concrete and steel as the structural material. The City Tower, a 30-story office building with RC corewall and steel gravity framing, set the record for speed of construction by completing 30 stories in four months. Gudang Garam and Puri Matahari are two other high-rises with the same structural framing material. The details used in these steel structures meet the seismic requirement of AISC. Currently, DS&P is designing a theatre and convention building with a three-tier theatre comprising 2,400 seats and two ballrooms at 2,850 and 950 square metres each. The design of the complex structure with longspan transfer trusses is an engineering feat in its own, not to mention the seismic design strategy adopted in accommodating the intricate layout.

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E The City Tower, a 30-story office building with RC corewall and steel gravity framing, set the record for speed of construction

stablished in 2001, Mr. Safety Group has already built an excellent reputation within the market. Fuelled by consistent growth, the Company provides the best products and professional solutions with technical support throughout Indonesia. With the vision to be the BEST and LEADING distribution Company for the construction industry, we aim to provide the best brands. The Company is the sole distributor for FISCHER fixing systems, PROMAT passive fire protection systems, JORDAHL anchor channel, MACALLOY tension rods, NORMET chemical construction materials, BOSSARD fastening and screw technologies and HAKKEN coring machines.

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The erection of the steel trusses will utilise the heavy-lifting method. The roof trusses span 52 metres, while the transfer trusses at floor level span 26 metres. For the application of the new design method, DS&P stands in front by being the first to use Performancebased Seismic Design in Indonesia for the 50-story Pakubuwono Signature in 2012. Papers on this subject have consequently been presented at CTBUH conferences as well as in HAKI (Indonesian Society of Civil and Structural Engineers) annual conferences.

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Davy Sukamta, Principal Founder Davy Sukamta is the founder and currently the principal in charge of DS&P and is the president of the Indonesian Society of Civil and Structural Engineers. He believes in the value of his staff and promotes the most capable chosen few to become partners. He subsequently opens the ownership of the Company to future generations. He focuses on design and supervision work of buildings from private sectors while building a work culture into his Company with a strong strive for progress, achievement and excellence. Davy is not working for money, rather for his own soul and for future generations.

The above reflects the high quality of the Company’s services and explains the high rate of satisfaction of its loyal clients, setting the business at a different platform compared to other firms and allowing it to offer services at a higher fee.

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www.cabletech.com.hk The G4S portfolio makes it the unparalleled employer-of-choice

The benefits for each isolated country, therefore, are clear for all to see, but the refinement and tailoring of these services and solutions under the G4S portfolio ensures a trust, brand loyalty and employer-of-choice status unparalleled by the majority of competitors. “We have been established in Hong Kong for more than 50 years and provide the local community with integrated total secure solutions; spanning cash solutions, secure solutions, security systems and facility management solutions,” affirms the Company’s Managing Director for Greater China, Chris Wright. “The former incorporates cash management solutions such as ATM management, cash logistics, cash processing and retail cash management, as well as secure courier services, secure storage, high value vaulting, and secure data storage and retrieval.

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G4S has invested in a number of technological innovations that draw on expertise gained from its international operations and has tailored those to fit the market in the Greater China area and Asia-Pacific

“Meanwhile, our secure solutions arm caters for security guard services, Gurkha security services, close protection, x-ray screening, store detection services, armed guards, dog handling, event security, key-holding and alarm response, cross border vehicle escorts, and night patrol.”

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Completing the portfolio is a host of access controls, CCTV services and security products under its security systems segment, and a turnkey range of facility services and property management options under its facility management solutions strand. Combined, this unrivalled assortment represents a journey and evolution of a Company that, in Hong Kong specifically, has embraced the best of its predecessors - namely, its emergence from Jardine Group to Group 4 Falck and Securicor PLC, to G4S - and the most exciting of contemporary innovations.


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Among the latter is a plethora of new technologies, administrative enhancements and newly unveiled solutions to ensure that G4S remains ahead of the industry curve, both within its own confines, and among the final offering for its clients. “G4S has invested in a number of technological innovations that draw on expertise gained from its international operations and has tailored those to fit the market in the Greater China area and Asia-Pacific,” Wright states. “An example of this is the Cash 360 product and service offering, which allows retail clients to significantly reduce the cost of cash processing whilst also allowing banks to reduce queuing time in branches.” Continuing along the ‘360’ theme, G4S’ Secure360 service has also made waves in the industry of late, as a mobile application for manned security service to capture, monitor and measure real-time information.

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Wright continues: “To G4S, Secure360 is a product differentiator. It brings transparency, SLA monitoring and an efficiency improvement tool. At the same time, it creates value for our customers through online exception monitoring and reporting, instant communication, photographic evidence of incidents and inspections, and advanced preventative data analytics that leads to improved security of the customer’s premises.” Deployed across the region, the technological complexity of the product allows for continued upgrades and enhancements mapped out for the

coming quarters, making the solution indicative of G4S’ overall philosophy in regards to product flexibility and longterm planning. A state-of-the-art facility at its Hong Kong headquarters in Lai Chi Kok facilitates these continuous improvements and operational excellence, primarily through ongoing investments there too; most recently epitomised by a next generation cash-in-transit vehicle which makes extensive use of ballistic fibre and biometric identification to reduce vehicle axle weight. This addresses fuel consumption and

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environmental policy which holds true throughout the organisation, as seen via its recent adoption of Euro V diesel emissions standards in its armoured fleet replacement programme. “Whilst containing a standard Mercedes Sprinter chassis on the outside, the interior design incorporates high-tech security and a vehicle management system especially designed by G4S,” Wright details. “On 2 September, 2015 the first model became operational after many months of research and development testing. “Our fleet replacement programme, which will continue throughout the remainder of 2016 and 2017, is part of our investment into environmentally friendly vehicles, better and safer working conditions for our staff, and improved protection of our customers’ assets.”

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Compounding its market-leading status and wider influence on the industry in Hong Kong is G4S’ status as a member of the Hong Kong Security Association, Asia Cash Management Association, ASIS International Hong Kong Chapter, International Professional Security Association, ATM Industry Association, European Security Transport Association, and the Overseas Security Advisory Council. Inevitably, this sector prowess and experience translates to its role as an employer of choice as well as a contractor of choice; a responsibility lived up to via a considered approach to recruitment, training and retention. “With a limited labour market in Hong Kong, our hiring team is reaching out to all possible front-line populations by engaging the Labour Department, vocational schools, NGOs, security organisations via recruitment events, advertisement, career talks, and job exhibitions etc,” Wright explains. “Designated hiring team members work closely with the respective business units in manpower


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planning, sourcing and deployment, and have specific recruitment strategies targeted to different demographics, educational and social spectrums in the front-line pool. “Our investment in Training includes fundamental QAS security training courses and a variety of courses to suit the needs of our business units and the customers. Internally, competencybased training empowers and equips staff to deliver their tasks effectively and efficiently, and is helping them to progress in the Company. “Finally, to aid in retention, G4S HQ conducts an Employee Engagement Survey every two years; measuring staff satisfaction across barometers of Fairness, Career Path, Encouragement,

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Staff Caring, Better Environment, and Benefits. Local management then reviews the results and implements the post-survey action plans to improve staff retention as an ongoing process.” Having such a refined process in place not only adheres to the Group’s overall commitment to local enrichment, but to what Wright describes as G4S’ main differentiator; “a commitment to quality”. “We stand behind our service and recruit the best,” he concludes. “This, in turn, helps us prepare for the future,

and in three years time we expect to see an increasing convergence of hardware and technology in our cash and manned security services. “This will take the form of Cash 360 increasingly being deployed to reduce costs for our cash service customers, whilst Secure360 is deployed to reduce risk and streamline trend analysis for our manned security customers. Finally, our electronic security business will see an increasing involvement with large Government projects and leveraging the capabilities of the Internet of Things.”

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Connecting Myanmar to a Better Future Ooredoo Myanmar has built a reputation for unparalleled data quality, innovation and CSR over its busy three years of existence, but it is only the beginning for the Company’s overall ambitions of nationwide connectivity and enrichment Writer: Matthew Staff Project Manager: Donovan Smith oredoo will forever boast the reputation of launching the world’s first 3G-only network to enable its market-leading internet provision in Myanmar, but this only tells one chapter of an ongoing story which affirms the telecom operator’s position as a globally significant innovator. Having initially brought “crystal clear voice calls and fastest internet” to the country in 2013, compounded by the availability of life enriching value-add services a year later, the Company’s rapid growth has been one built upon industry firsts, national pioneering and partnership building; and this is still technically classed as the business’s inception period.

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“The first 12 months were very busy, with many things happening in parallel. We were building a Company from the ground-up; setting up an advanced 3G network, a national distribution network, and a world-class team of people. At the same time, we were launching innovative products, which for the first time in Myanmar made mobile phone service something that the entire population could afford,” says the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Rene Meza. “We’ve seen explosive growth, and a market that has matured faster than anyone would have expected. From rolling out only a couple of years ago, Ooredoo already has 80 percent of subscribers using the internet; most on their smartphones. The country is hungry for data, and is accessing the internet at an unprecedented rate for an emerging market. It was this explosive growth that encouraged Ooredoo to break records once again, and launch the first 4G network in Myanmar, which covers 4.6 million people.” “We’re also very happy with the role we’ve played in bringing entry-level smartphones into Myanmar, with our S-Series devices, allowing all customers to get access to our fastest network. We wanted to make the experience of accessing the fastest data network accessible to everyone, so prices are at par with feature phones at only approximately US$20. These devices have taken the nation by storm.

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With their large format screens, and powerful cameras, they have become very popular. “In addition to our own Smart Series 3G devices, we’ve secured partnerships with major device manufacturers to promote their 4G services. Ooredoo customers will get amazing data offers when they purchase Huawei, Samsung, OPPO, VIVO, Great Wall and ZTE to enjoy on either our 3G or 4G network,” Meza continues. Inevitably, such innovation has been rewarded in the country with more than 8.2 million active customers now taking advantage of this new level of offering; representing 80 percent national coverage from a population perspective. With consumers emanating from both public and B2B domains - as well as a partnership portfolio that lists some of the biggest names in global technology such as Nokia, Samsung and Huawei - Ooredoo Myanmar has grasped control of the

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market and has a product remit that suggests it won’t be relinquishing this responsibility any time soon. “We are always looking for ways to bring more value to our customers,” Meza explains. “We are also the only operator to launch free Ooredoo-toOoredoo calls, which allows anyone in Myanmar to talk to each other for free. We are the only operator to launch “Unlimited Facebook” packs, enabling customers to stay continually connected to one of the most popular social media applications in the country. And, most recently, we rolled out a personalised offer programme named My Ooredoo, My Offer, which enables customers to retrieve their own personalised special offer each Friday, ranging from Free Facebook to 4G data trials. “For our corporate clients, we provide three main categories of services; Business Mobile, Fixed Line and Machine to Machine. Under

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Business Mobile Services, we provide mobile prepaid services, mobile post-paid service, mobile internet, international calling and international roaming; under Fixed Line Services, we offer dedicated internet access, domestic private lease circuits and international private lease circuits; and Machine to Machine Service (M2M) connectivity gives customers access to real-time information for their business to track and reply to sales leads and customer enquiries faster.”

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Seemingly a mammoth task in such a short space of time, this initial offering actually only scratches the surface of what Ooredoo promotes within its service portfolio, with a whole host of value-added services also in tow. “We’ve brought convenient solutions to our customers with our emergency service of loan balance transfer called Kyo Thone. Customers


Now is the right time to implement LTE for Public Safety The public safety industry is today at an interesting turning point that will define the evolution of the mission-critical broadband space. There is a lot of talk in the industry about the connected police officer or first responder of the future and the impressive set of devices and gadgets they will have at their disposal. But to build the foundation for the augmented reality of tomorrow, we need to do more than showcase gadgets. Making the right technology choice to enable innovative development is a pressing matter today, and it means investing in the latest generation of technology. LTE is an enabler for building safer and smarter cities Urbanisation and globalisation are changing the way city infrastructure is managed. Citizens and governmental agencies need smarter, better integrated, secure services; like e-government, emergency services support, transportation and remote healthcare. Robust broadband access, sensor networks, cloud capabilities, security, and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms are key components of any smart city implementation. For mission-critical users, the key requirements for smart city network, platforms and services are the same as those of today; security, reliability, availability and prioritisation capabilities. The global LTE ecosystem is driving the development of new applications and services that benefit from high throughput and low latency, such as automatic licence plate readers and live video streaming with analytics right at the network edge.

To meet the future needs of mission-critical networks in smart cities and beyond, Nokia helps bridge together the various connected devices, sensors and applications as well as different agencies and enterprises operating in smart cities. An excellent example of Nokia’s end-to-end expertise and technology portfolio is the recent contract with the Dubai government. The comprehensive solution we provide enables high-bandwidth voice, video and other data applications for mission-critical services and IoT applications. It is also a great example of how making the decision to adopt LTE ties closely together with Dubai’s ambition to become a safe and smart city for its residents and visitors. Nokia helps with smooth evolution from narrowband systems to comprehensive broadband networks Nokia has a history of more than 60 years of experience with governmental customers. We also have long experience in supporting telecom operators with their migration from legacy networks to the latest mobile broadband technologies. Similarly, we are helping the public safety industry with a smooth migration to LTE. Today, Nokia has all the building blocks in place to help mission-critical network operators and agencies quickly adopt mobile broadband. We have a comprehensive endto-end technology and service portfolio and support all the different deployment options for mission-critical networks.

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LINFRA MYANMAR Nurturing Operational Excellence IPT PowerTech Group delivers comprehensive range of specialized solutions to the power, industrial and telecom sectors in Middle East, Africa and South East Asia notably in Myanmar. Our Power division offers a wide range of innovative power passive infra equipment from batteries, UPS, rectifiers, inverters, and gensets, to energy-efficient cabinets and enclosures, hybrid and renewable energy solutions, designed to operate your most critical applications. Our telecom division is specialized in the deployment of telecom infrastructure, commissioning up to FTK services in addition to managed services, FLM, fiber optics, data centers and core site deployment.

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can take airtime loans when their credit gets low and finding a recharge outlet is not convenient,” Meza details. “We’ve revolutionised the way customers manage their accounts by launching the My Ooredoo Application, a one-stop shop to check balance, buy bundles, activate services and more. A short time ago, telecommunications customers in Myanmar were battling with very unfriendly processes and limited access to their accounts. This has fundamentally changed now, with Ooredoo leading the way. We even offer customers the ability to register their own lines through an online selfcare portal… this is real innovation.” “We’re looking ahead,” Meza continues. “In the near future, we plan to launch our secured mobile money service to our customers. We’re expanding our 4G footprint. Ooredoo is here for the long-term; we’re looking at our investments with longevity in mind and when we

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We’ve brought convenient solutions to our customers with our emergency service of loan balance transfer called Kyo Thone

Since inception, Linfra Myanmar member of IPT PowerTech group, is a front runner in the market delivering end-to-end power managed services to MNO’s and towercos across the country. Our tailor-made power MS business models offer guaranteed savings on CAPEX, OPEX and TCO for their entire network. We deliver customized costefficient solutions, rollout services, O&M, fueling services, power management and power colocation for thousands of cell sites. With continued leadership in the field, we are currently managing more than 3,000 sites for Ooreedo Myanmar and delivering +99% power availability nationwide thanks to our highly qualified workforce with more than 90% Myanmar employees. At Linfra Myanmar, CSR is part of our core values which is embodied in our ethical principles for the protection of the environment and the respect of the people and communities, by implementing activities contributing to social and economic development, health and education, sustainable energy and pollution. At IPT Powertech group we strive towards redefining power solutions, reinventing telecom infrastructure.

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www.advertising-myanmar.com got our telecommunications license we were committed to these types of major investments, both in terms of providing a cutting-edge network and a world-class corporate social responsibility (CSR) plan for Myanmar. “We are the best customer experience provider in Myanmar; we always listen to the voices and feedback of our customers and we look to international best practices to generate ideas on what kind of innovative offers may work in Myanmar. Our commitment is to offer a better network with better customer care service for our valued customers.”

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US$12 million has been spent on CSR initiatives compounded by partnerships with leading NGOs both inside and outside of Myanmar. “Investment in Myanmar is important, both from a technology perspective and a corporate social responsibility perspective,” Meza states. “We are a technology Company, which is obvious, so we started off our investment in this category, offering only advanced 3G service. This was a big bet, and it’s paid off. It also paved the way for our 4G roll out. As of July, we had built 4,232 towers and expanded 11,546 kilometres of fibre optic cable proving our commitment to the long-term, not only in the development of the telecommunication sector in Myanmar; but also the development of education and health sectors for the people in Myanmar.” But Ooredoo has not stopped with simply technology investments. The operator leads the way in Myanmar

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yanmar Infrastructure Group (MIG), is currently in the first phase of deploying more than 500 telecom towers as part of MIG’s initial partnership with Ooredoo Myanmar. This full turnkey solution provides comprehensive solutions to Ooredoo. The construction and management of each site and the specific site locations are controlled by our team of experienced telecoms infrastructure professionals. In addition to the initial roll out, MIG also works with both Telenor and MPT (operators in Myanmar) providing smart cost effective solutions to their ongoing network expansion in Myanmar.

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www.mig-infrastructure.com with regards to investment in social causes too. “We have done our best to make an impact in Myanmar, in a meaningful way,” continued Meza. “We are working with several international partners currently. Ooredoo is funding mobile health clinics with PACT International, to help get medical access to the furthest corners of Myanmar. We are also working with the Red Cross, in order to provide sustainable sources of drinking water in areas where supply is limited and to support disaster relief. Most recently, we made a $3.1 million investment to the UNOPS in order to build primary healthcare facilities across Myanmar; and we’re not done yet. From 2015, we’ve invested more than $12.8 million in corporate social responsibility. This is something I’m personally very proud of, and it’s really showcasing our commitment to this country.” Winning numerous awards in the Asia-Pacific region as a consequence

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of its all-encompassing ethos, the Company’s overall investment total has topped the US$2 billion mark and is currently the fastest growing operator in Myanmar despite its already established stronghold. “Being the fastest growing operator in Myanmar makes us very proud. At the end of June, we had 8.2 million active customers and the usage of data and voice services has doubled. By the end of 2016 we plan to have 4,500 towers and 13,000 kilometres of fibre optic cables throughout Myanmar, all running on state-of-the-art technology; by far the widest coverage in Myanmar.”

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Successfully keeping more than eight million people happy comes a little easier when people closer to home are sharing their satisfaction, and this is achieved via a “people first” strategy incorporated into Ooredoo’s human resource structure.

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World-class training and development programmes - driven both internally and via external partners with specialised skills - prove that learning doesn’t just end in the classroom and Ooredoo has leveraged this concept to tailor a host of young professionals towards the Company’s own vision. “With our intention to make Ooredoo the best place for people to work for, we are focused on fairness and respect. We ensure we have a fair environment where everyone respects each other and we have a Business Code of Conduct where all employees are encouraged to conduct business in ethical ways in line with our brand values of caring, connecting and challenging,” Meza explains. “Our employees are our first customers and just as we listen to the voice of our customers, we also continuously listen to our employees’ voices as top talents stay only if they feel recognised. We’re also in the middle of rolling out a world-class health and safety programme, to ensure that our


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staff and our partners have access to best practices that will keep them safe when doing their jobs.” The same principle is applied throughout Ooredoo’s supply chain and business partner strategy in ensuring that continuous communication and engagement is backed up by trust and loyalty; assets that are given even more significance considering the country’s transitional phase. Meza concludes: “Myanmar is in another transitioning phase with more customers seeking out advanced 4G network services, the next evolution of data services. Our customers’ lifestyles are moving faster in the 21st century and there is so much more to learn and so much more to do with the internet. We want to provide them with a service that is going to be convenient for them. “We want students to go online, we want doctors to be connected to the best practices world-wide, we want to help people bring their business ideas to life… all on the fastest 3G/4G network. “We’ve got momentum now, and we’re not slowing down,” concluded Meza, “We’re here to make a difference in Myanmar, for the long-term. Stay tuned for more innovation, and more excitement, from Ooredoo Myanmar.

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Ceylon Petroleum Corporation is continuously achieving excellence in Sri Lanka’s oil industry Writer: Phoebe Calver | Project Manager: Kane Weller

he business of exploring, producing and refining petroleum has run through the veins of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation since it was set up as a state run enterprise in 1961, Sri Lanka. With a continued vision of obtaining status as the premier customer driven and environmentally friendly enterprise in the petroleum industry and the region, the Company has also been able to retain a wider outlook to the success of the nation. In 1962 the Corporation began going about its business in competition with the other oil companies operating in the country;

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spending its early stages evolving and developing its activities in the business of import, sales and distribution of petroleum products. Prior to nationalisation the Company’s Kolonnawa oil installation, retail outlets and regional bulk depots all operated as three separate oil companies, as all three were subject to many transformations and overall improvements of their facilities which enabled them to perform as a singular entity. Facilitating the three companies’ expansion was the call for new bulk depots and retail outlets which were constructed, therefore increasing both the storage capacity


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and regional depots at Kolonnawa. Alongside facilitation developments, departmental changes were also made to the Company, with the addition of a fire and safety division. The introduction of new fire hydrant systems combined with improvements to the internal road network facilitated the additional operational and maintenance activities. In order to ensure the Company’s regular supplies and conserve foreign exchange, a refinery was built in 1968, and since commencing with production in the following year, the refining capacity increased from 38,000 BPD to 50,000 BPD in 10 years.

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is achieved through a team of dedicated professionals that utilise a loyal and efficient network which enables them to consistently meet customer needs. “The driving force behind Ceylon’s success lies with total employee participation and innovation within the Company,” the Company states on its website. “We fully utilise a high technology base for growth and development in the sector; while maintaining high ethical standards in all of our activities with the highest concern for health, safety and the environment. “Our current agrochemical product range for example consists of five weedicides, three fungicides and six insecticides. We provide those to the cultivator market and plantation

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sector,” the Company adds. “In addition to our distribution network of stockists and dealers, we promote our sales through Agrarian Service Centres across the island.” Ceylon continues to make vast improvements to both its product offering and its operational facilities, after putting plans in place to commence the operation of a lubricant blending plant in which the Company can locally produce lubricant products which have previously been imported from Hyrax Malaysia in order to be sold in the local market.

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WITH A FO CUS on local telecommunication companies and enterprises in key verticals, Asia IoT Business Platform offers Southeast Asia’s most comprehensive programme for solution providers targeting enterprise adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and Machineto-Machine (M2M) technology. Singapore is the first of the 2017 series of events which will be held throughout Southeast Asia. The event will also be held in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia & Vietnam later in the year. Over 1,800 IoT stakeholders participated in 2016. Southeast Asia is proving to be a bright spot for enterprise IoT projects. Frost & Sullivan estimates the IoT market in ASEAN to be valued at USD 1.68 billion in 2016 and it is expected to grow 35 percent a year, accounting for 10 percent of the total Asia-Pacific IoT spending. Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines

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lead the region’s IoT spending, with strong focus on key areas such as Smart Cities, Manufacturing, Automotive, Transport & Logistics, and Smart Agriculture. Asia IoT Business Platform is a dynamic industry programme that should not be missed if you want to understand more about IoT in Southeast Asia and its potential. Through this platform, you can keep 14 February 2017 abreast of the latest developments in theSingapore region’s rapidly growing IoT industry, and establish important Register now connections across different countries that will benefit you and your organisation in many ways. The 12th edition in Singapore will bring together major IoT stakeholders from Southeast Asia to learn more about the potential and benefits of IoT and how it can transform businesses across different industries and sectors. As the epicenter of IoT in Southeast Asia, Singapore plays a fundamental role in educating and showing its regional counterparts on best practices for implementing IoT projects. To that end, the country will pave the way for subsequent editions later in 2017. To find out more about Asia IoT Business Platform and how you can participate in the 2017 editions, please contact zaidani@industry-platform. com.


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IN THE LEAD-UP to its 22nd edition in 2017, more than 95,000 food and beverage professionals are already planning their visit to Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade show. To increase accessibility and trading potential, Gulfood 2017 will focus solely on finished food and beverages split into eight individual show components: Beverages; Dairy; Fats & Oils; Heath, Wellness & Free-From; Pulses, Grains & Cereals; Meat & Poultry; Power Brands and World Food. Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), explains: “Gulfood’s new sectorised format will allow visitors to get straight to business

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by accessing the most relevant international and regional brands, companies and operators – the people they most want to meet from the sectors they primarily serve.” Gulfood 2017, which will take place only three months after the sectorspecific Gulfood Manufacturing event posted record visitors numbers in its third outing in November, 2016, will feature 120 national pavilions including first-time participants, Malta, Finland and Slovakia. The show will also see hundreds of international heads of state, ministers, government officials and scores of national trade associations eager to ink lucrative bi-lateral trade agreements among 95,000 anticipated visitors. More than 5,000 local, regional and international companies from 90 countries will display thousands of finished food and beverage products reflecting the latest taste trends and food innovations from around the world. F&B professionals from more than 160 countries will visit the show to discover new trends, source the latest products and deliver the widest selection of food and beverage choice in their home countries.


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WHEN: 20-22 March, 2017 WHERE: New China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing WEBSITE: www.cippe.com.cn/en/

CIPPE 2017 (China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition) will attract suppliers from 20 countries and regions, through the top technologies and equipment from home and abroad to push the academic research of China, Asia, and even the whole world. Topics to be discussed include petroleum resource development and utilisation, petroleum environmental protection, petroleum and natural gas exploration, and information communication and international cooperation.

To pre-register ONLINE REGISTRATION:

http://v.zhenweiexpo.com/cippe/en/

FAX REGISTRATION: 0086-10-58236567 EMAIL REGISTRATION: lisa@zhenweiexpo.com TELEPHONE REGISTRATION: 0086-10-59273853

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Highlights

China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition (cippe) is an annual gathering of the petroleum and petrochemical industry. With a magnificent exhibition space of around 100,000 square metres, 18 national pavilions, 2,000 exhibitors and more than 80,000 professional visitors from 65 countries and regions, cippe has become one of the largest petroleum exhibitions in the world. Overseas exhibits from America,

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Germany, France, Canada, Denmark, Italy and Russia will gather alongside domestic oil giants including: CNPC pavilion, SINOPEC pavilion, CNOOC pavilion, CSSC, CSIC, CASC, JEREH, KERUI, YANTAI MOON, SANY, CIMC RAFFLES, ZPMC, RICHFORM OFFSHORE, RG PETRO-MACHINERY, SICHUAN HONGHUA, SHENKAI, RONGSHENG MACHINERY, HBP, LandOcean Enery Service, ANTON, JUNMA, TIEHU, Tidfore, DOSN, BESTBIT, HREEX, SHENYAN BLOWER, NAILAISI VALVE, NETZSCH, and SULZE. Top professional seminars will include renowned association industry experts from home and abroad to discuss the global oil technology and development in depth. International brands will fully analyse their latest products and technologies. The conferences include a series of latest research project reports, the newest cutting-edge technology, scientific application analysis and good case analysis of oil technology and engineering. The seminars are free for pre-registration visitors. High-end social activities will build a first-class communication platform for attendees and industry experts.


MINING INVESTMENT ASIA

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share their insights with the delegates, including via Mining Investment Go – an interview with mining’s leading investor for exclusive market insights. The conference will also provide plenty of networking opportunities through roundtable discussions, cocktail drinks reception, online business matching application and an exclusive Meet the Speakers Dinner. Mining Investment Asia will also launch Women in Mining Day on 28 March to bring together likeminded companies, individuals and organisations to champion the cause of women in mining and address the gender imbalance in the mining sector. Besides the conference, the exhibition also provides a great opportunity for mining technology, equipment and services companies, miners and governments to expand connections, launch new products and forge new business partnerships. With key Asian and global buyers and industry leaders conveniently located under one roof, it is also an MINING INVESTMENT ASIA is excellent branding platform for mining companies and service providers to a strategic mining conference and exhibition for the leaders of the profile themselves to their target mining, quarrying and construction audience. materials industries, bringing together Apart from the conference and 800 attendees from 35 countries. exhibition, there will also be a masterclass and Southeast Asian Ministers, mining companies, investors and service providers travel mine visit on the last day to maximise from all over Asia, Africa, Europe, the overall Mining Investment Asia North America and Middle East for four experience for all attendees. days of partnering, networking and Special rates are available for advanced business matching in Singapore. As one registration and more information of the world’s leading financial hubs, on Mining Investment Asia as well as Singapore is the ideal location to attract registration details can be found at mining companies, investors and their www.mininginvestmentasia.com. partners from across the entire region. Mining Investment Asia is organised At the conference, various topics such by Spire Events (Singapore) and is part of as key issues disrupting and innovating the global Mining Investment Series that the mining sector, insights on the has successfully spanned across Asia, mining landscape, mining finance and Africa, Middle East, Latin America and business strategies will be discussed. Europe. More details on the latest global Mining Investment conferences can be Mining Investment Asia will bring in top notch business thought leaders to found at www.spire-events.com.

The foremost Southeast Asian forum for the global mining community 28 - 31 MARCH 2017

MARINA BAY SANDS, SINGAPORE Where Miners, Investors and Service Providers Converge

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WHEN: JOIN US IN SINGAPORE TO CONNECT WITH 28-31ASIA March, 2017 AND THE WORLD. MORE THAN 800 ATTENDEES ARE WAITING TO MEET YOU!

WHERE: Take Advantage of our Special Offer to Attend and Exhibit Today! Marina BayContact Sands, Singapore Daniel Radziszewski at +65 6717 6018 or

WEBSITE: daniel.radz@spire-events.com http://www.mininginvestmentasia.com/ Follow us on social media

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28 - 31 MARCH 2017

MARINA BAY SANDS, SINGAPORE Where Miners, Investors and Service Providers Converge

JOIN US IN SINGAPORE TO CONNECT WITH ASIA AND THE WORLD. MORE THAN 800 ATTENDEES ARE WAITING TO MEET YOU! Take Advantage of our Special Offer to Attend and Exhibit Today! Contact Daniel Radziszewski at +65 6717 6018 or daniel.radz@spire-events.com Follow us on social media @MiningInvmt

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IOT ASIA 2017

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Meeting the needs and interests of audiences from the entire IoT value chain

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WHEN: 29-30 March, 2017 WHERE: Singapore WEBSITE: http://www.internetofthingsasia.com

CONTACT: sales.iotasia@singex.com

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AS THE FIRST dedicated platform in Asia to address the enormous potential of the IoT revolution, the first edition of IoT Asia in 2014 was ahead of its competition. It was seen as a transformational platform for addressing challenges and identifying real opportunities within the IoT landscape. Fast forward to 2017, IoT Asia continues to provide insights for 4,500 attendees across the entire IoT value chain, addressing the interests of technology solution providers and enablers as well as end-user and potential IoT technology adopters across multiple industries. As a key player in Asia’s IoT community, IoT Asia 2017 will focus on Smart Cities, IoT Data Analytics,

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Design Applications, Wearables, Enablers, Industrial IoT, Cybersecurity, and Robotics. As the IoT continues to evolve, IoT Asia aims to be THE event and thoughtleadership platform that grows and meets the needs and interests of audiences from the entire IoT value chain. What to expect at IoT Asia 2017: • 5,000 square metre exhibition • 4,500 attendees • 110 sponsors and exhibitors • Multi-track conference featuring country-focus sessions and expert panels For exhibition booth sales and sponsorship opportunities, contact sales.iotasia@singex.com. For marketing and press relations, contact marcom.iotasia@singex.com. Online conference delegate and exhibition visitor pre-registration starts in Q4 of 2016. Visit http://www. internetofthingsasia.com for more information.


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A uniquely clear focus on the spectrum of renewable energy EVENT

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WHEN: 29-31 March, 2017 WHERE: Jakarta International Expo, Jakarta, Indonesia WEBSITE: http://www.renewableenergyindonesia.com/

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RENEWABLE ENERGY IND ONESIA, a B2B trade show with a uniquely clear focus on the spectrum of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions available on the market will showcase resources, ideas, cutting-edge machinery, equipment, technology - including the latest wind and solar power systems, thermal, hydropower, and biomass - and the innovative financing solutions needed to foster the development of this strategic sector in Indonesia. With a track record spanning more than 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 highlevel professional conferences, 28

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targeted trade publications, 18 roundthe-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for more than a million quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks. UBM is the global professional organisation behind the success of Renewable Energy Series’; namely ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week, Renewable Energy India, Renewable Energy Vietnam, Renewable Energy Philippines, and Renewable Energy Myanmar.


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