Friday, July 1, 2022

Motorola boosts communication in Japanese airports with Kansai deal

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Motorola Solutions has extended interconnected communications to Kansai International Airport, the fifth major airport in the country to deploy mission-critical communications based on the TETRA standard. Motorola Solutions with its partner, Nippon Airport Radio Services Co. Ltd, deployed the communication system to Kansai, following the successful integration of Narita, Naha, Haneda and Chubu international airports between 2016 and 2019.

DEWA receiving applications from stakeholders for WETEX & DSS 2022

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is receiving applications from exhibitors, companies, and visitors to reserve their stands and participate in the 24th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show (DSS).

Blackstone acquires Crown Resorts in the firm’s largest investment in Asia

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Blackstone announced that real estate funds and private equity funds managed by Blackstone (Blackstone) have completed the acquisition of Crown Resorts Limited (Crown) in the largest transaction to date for the firm in Asia Pacific (APAC). The transaction comprises three premium resort and casino properties in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

B20 forum calls for digital capability building for women Empowerment

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To encourage inclusive, resilient, and sustainable economic growth through empowering women, the B20 Indonesia Women in Business Action Council (B20 WiBAC) held a forum on the theme of Accelerating Inclusion of Women MSMEs in The Global Economy on June 17th.

Velodyne Lidar’s IIS used in Helsinki traffic safety improvement project

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Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced its Intelligent Infrastructure Solution (IIS) was deployed in Helsinki, Finland to collect traffic data and improve road safety. The project showed the value of IIS in multimodal traffic classification, and in near miss collision detection and monitoring.

The acclaimed China International Import Expo readies for its fifth edition

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The fifth China International Import Expo will take place from November 5-10 this year. Buoyed by its opening-up policy, continuous optimization of the business environment and strong economic resilience, China will remain a hot investment destination in the years to come, said global experts at the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2022 in Davos, Switzerland.

Illicit market continues to grow in the EU driven by counterfeits in France

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Philip Morris International Inc. is calling for European policymakers to consider the millions of adult smokers who are turning to the illicit market instead of switching to better alternatives. The 2021 KPMG annual study on illicit cigarette consumption, commissioned by PMI, reveals that illicit cigarette consumption increased by an estimated 3.9%—or 1.3 billion cigarettes—last year, reaching 35.5 billion cigarettes consumed across EU member states. Meanwhile, the study estimates that total EU cigarette consumption declined over the same period.

BELFOR teams up with SSG Group to further expand into Scandinavia

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BELFOR, provider of disaster recovery services, and SSG, Scandinavian damage restoration firm, have joined forces to strengthen their service offering in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. BELFOR, with over 12.500 employees in 500+ locations throughout the world, covers the whole value chain in disaster recovery - from damage assessment, first mitigation measures, restoration to reconstruction services for small, large and technically complex losses.

Catheon Gaming appoints curated industry expert Mark Aubrey as CEO

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Catheon Gaming, a fast-growing integrated blockchain gaming and entertainment company, announced that Mark Aubrey will be appointed as the company’s new co-Chief Executive Officer, effective July 11, 2022. Aubrey will work alongside William Wu, Founder and CEO, to scale the company in the rapidly growing blockchain gaming industry.

Global advisory firm Egon Zehnder elects Michael Ensser as next chair

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Michael Ensser has been elected Chair of Egon Zehnder by the partnership of the world’s leadership advisory firm. Ensser will assume the new role on Nov. 1, 2022, succeeding Jill Ader, who has chaired the organization since 2018 and will transition to an advisory role.