HubSpot in cohort with Asia Pacific’s top brands to grant upskilling services
HubSpot, the customer relationship management (CRM) platform for scaling companies, announced the launch of ‘The Great Upskill’, which will see brands across APAC including Google ANZ, MessageMedia, Meltwater, Seismic, and Aircall, give their employees a full workday during the week of May 9–13 to dedicate to upskilling and job-related learning. The movement comes on the back of research from HubSpot, which found 71% of Aussie workers wish their employer placed higher value on job-related learning and upskilling, with four out of five saying it’s bumped to the bottom of the to-do list when work gets busy.
Estée Lauder launches ELEL fund to advance women redefining leadership
Estée Lauder, the flagship brand of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., announced the launch of the Estée Lauder Emerging Leaders (ELEL) Fund, a charitable fund under The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation. The fund’s mission is to redefine leadership by supporting a new generation of emerging women leaders and challenging leadership gender stereotypes. The Fund will support firms that provide opportunities for leadership development, cultivate supportive communities and advocate for emerging leaders who have a vision for change.
Immediation casts Dinner Dialogues Program to discuss dispute resolution
Immediation, an international online dispute resolution provider, announced the official launch of its “Immediation Dinner Dialogues” program. The program features a series of invitation-only thought leadership dinner events with industry influencers to discuss opportunities for dispute resolution sector a multi-billion dollar component of legal services. The series was devised in Jeffersonian style, to provoke debate and generate solutions and innovation.
Brand Jamaica predicted to leverage opportunities for manufacturers
Brand Jamaica will be highlighted at the 126th staging of Penn Relays, which will be held from April 28-30, 2022, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Five Jamaican manufacturers, Annilu Ltd, Herboo, King’s Jamaican Health and Wellness, Bresheh, and Shavuot International, will chat with buyers and retailers to promote their products thus increase Jamaica’s export sales. The trade mission is taking place as part of the export development programme Export Max III, which is led by JAMPRO, the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), and the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA). The event will highlight the island’s diverse manufacturing sector, and the products that are available for export.
Samsung premieres its B2B partner program for enterprise in Australia
Samsung Electronics Australia unveiled Samsung One, the company’s new flagship business partner program, which will initially be offered to select Samsung distributors for its Mobile Experience division. The products and solutions included within the Mobile Experience portfolio include smartphones, tablets, wearables and Samsung Knox security and mobility services. The initiative combines marketing toolkits, sales enablement assets, product information, news and commercial incentives through a single platform, and a training program that can be accessed via desktop/mobile app. Plans are underway to introduce a rewards program.
Vista offers marketing support grants to flood impacted small businesses
SMBs across flood impacted regions are set to gain access to critical marketing and design support via SMB champion, Vista. The design, digital and print partner to SMBs in Australia is launching an initiative to empower 25 small businesses with $25,000 in dedicated grants, aimed at supporting their road to recovery and ability to get back to business post-floods. The impact of the devastating flood events is set to compound an already challenging period in Australia, with the 2021 Vistaprint Small Business Recovery Report highlighting that a third (32%) of Aussie small businesses felt marketing (32%) and financial support (33%) were their biggest challenges and one in 10 (10%) calling out design as their key pain point.
VicHealth to use startup innovation to solve health food issues facing kids
A new partnership between VicHealth and LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup agency, will harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to advance the health of Victoria’s young people. Through the VicHealth X LaunchVic CivVic Challenge, aspiring founders and early stage startups are encouraged to use their skills to create a healthier future for young people.
Music China 2022 to accelerate business with musical tradeshow
Music China, jointly organized by CMIA, Shanghai INTEX, and Messe Frankfurt, returns to Shanghai, China, October 26th-29th, 2022. As its 20th edition, Music China will feast people's eyes with not only front-edge products but also various events to celebrate the anniversary. Having been held for 20 years, Music China has contributed to building an international platform for exhibition and exchange of musical instruments in the global market. Despite the pandemic, Music China was held in 2020, hosting 1,106 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions, and drawing a total of 81,761 visitors onsite and 1.62 million viewers online.
DHgate and other industry heads cast BRICS Women Innovation Contest
In promoting tangible outcomes for empowering women and driving innovation, the 2022 BRICS Women Innovation Contest is now open to all businesswomen in BRICS countries. Register now and receive a recommendation from DHgate. The Contest aims to activate and unleash women’s innovation and creativity in green development, technological innovation, cultural creativity, healthcare, education and training, finance, cross-border e-commerce, and other fields.
Avanade to create over 100 jobs with launch of Adelaide Engineering Hub
Avanade announced the launch of its new Engineering Hub in Adelaide, signaling the firm’s increased investment in South Australia. Focused on rapid delivery of Microsoft technology solutions, the Adelaide Engineering Hub is the first of its kind for Avanade in Australia and has already created 50 jobs, with plans to double this number over the next 12 months.