Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Society of Publishers in Asia casts 2022 journalism awards finalists

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The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), a Hong Kong-based non-profit firm dedicated to pursuing excellence in journalism, announced the finalists for the SOPA 2022 Awards (full list). Global, regional and local media outlets submitted over 750 entries in English and Chinese. SOPA is celebrating the 40th anniversary since its founding in Hong Kong in 1982. The annual awards recognizing great journalism in the Asia Pacific region have been given out every year since 1999. This year’s winners will be announced on June 16 at the virtual SOPA Awards Gala and live-streamed on SOPA Asia’s YouTube channel from 7pm Hong Kong time.

UN Women and Ant Foundation to empower women entrepreneurs

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United Nations Women and Ant Foundation, jointly announced the launch of “Together Digital”, a five-year programme to support women-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and empower them to participate and thrive in the digital economy.

Hackathon back as MetLife looks to lure top technology talent in Malaysia

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MetLife is hosting a virtual hackathon in October, as it seeks top tech talent to join the firm in one of its fast growing regions. “Hack4Job Coding Challenge – Kuala Lumpur” on Oct 14-16 will pit teams from across the world in a race to build innovative solutions and win prizes. At the end of the hackathon, qualifying participants will be invited to interview for a range of software development and cloud engineering roles in MetLife and its affiliates. MetLife is targeting dozens of roles, including infrastructure engineers, solutions architects, scrum masters and full stack engineers, as part a broader push into Malaysia and the Asian region.

Politicians and regulators ready to talk small business says COSBOA

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The COSBOA National Small Business Summit, 5 – 6 April 2022, brings together Australia’s heavyweights, leaders and influencers, during a prime time for political parties to propose plans for small business, while discussing the key challenges and directions for the industry.  

ICGN onboards ecoDa to provide a specific module in its flagship training

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ICGN is proud to announce its partnership with ecoDa in providing an investor perspective to its flagship training programme for Directors. ecoDa has reworked its training program for European board members by integrating current topics like sustainability and non-financial reporting. ecoDa cooperates with ICGN alongside others including INSEAD, and Chapter Zero.

New batch of startups headline third EnergyLab Scaleup Program cohort

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Eleven of the best late-stage energy startups are now on a fast-track to commercialisation in the Australian market as enterprise members of EnergyLab’s third Scaleup Program cohort. Originally launched in 2020, the Scaleup Program offers participating startups a unique opportunity to collaborate with energy companies, investors, industry leaders, other founders, and mentors from the EnergyLab network to unlock their next wave of growth.

Sparkup Studios named the winner of ASTN’s Open Innovation Challenge

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The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) and Melbourne Renegades announced that Sparkup Studios has been selected as the winner of its “Pitch to the Renegades” Open Innovation Challenge. Sportstech startups got the chance to pitch ideas to the Melbourne Renegades as part of a new Open Innovation Pathway pilot program facilitated by ASTN.

Music China 2022 to accelerate business with musical tradeshow

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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.

Earlypay industry training program attracts record number of applicants

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The launch of Earlypay’s Business Finance and Lending Training and Development Scholarship Program has attracted significant interest from finance professionals across the country prompting Earlypay to announce an increase in course participation numbers.

Call for entries issued for 17th Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

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The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the world’s premier business awards programs, has issued a call for entries for the 2023 (17th annual) Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Entry kits and complete details about the competition are available at the following website. Eligible nominees for the Stevie® Awards include departments, teams, and professionals from around the globe working in customer service, contact centers, business development, and sales. New products and services and solution providers used by those professionals are also eligible. The 2023 awards edition will recognize achievements since July 1, 2020.