The Executive Centre Expands Its Central Footprint With The Help Of CBRE By Securing Prime Space In AIA Central

HONG KONG, Aug 26, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – As demand for flexible workspaces in Hong Kong continues to grow, Asia's leading premium flexible office solutions provider, The Executive Centre (TEC), is expanding its portfolio in the City. Assisted by CBRE Hong Kong, the company has secured another prime location in Central to satisfy rising demand for top-tier flexible workspace.


AIA Central, 1 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong

The Executive Centre


"This modern, flexible and well-equipped workspace situated in a highly desirable location will be an attractive proposition for clients, particularly those in the financial services sector," says Ada Fung, Executive Director, Head of Advisory & Transaction Services – Office Services, CBRE Hong Kong. "We're delighted to have played an important role in securing the entire 15th floor of AIA Central at 1 Connaught Road, encompassing approximately 15,000 sq. ft. of lettable space."

Nadia Zhu, Regional Managing Director of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan of The Executive Centre, is excited to be adding another prime Grade-A office space to the company's existing portfolio, and to offer turn-key office space solutions to a wider audience with the aim of empowering productivity and facilitating meaningful business collaboration.

"At TEC, we're confident that Hong Kong will remain a key global business hub for years to come. As a business that has over 25 years of operational experience, we are committed to both continuing our growth and supporting our clients as they grow. Each of our Centres offers a prestigious address with advanced infrastructure such as private offices, business concierges, meeting rooms, coworking spaces and event spaces to meet our clients' every business need," said Nadia Zhu.

The future of work is shifting to a more hybrid model, and flexibility is essential for future workspace strategies. Flexible workspaces such as the new TEC Centre at AIA Central opens up the possibility for an agile, mobile and reactive workforce, which in turn bolsters business resiliency. Once the new location at AIA Central opens in November 2021, TEC will have 11 Centres in Hong Kong totaling over 232,000 sq. ft. of floor space. The company's seven locations in Central, including One IFC and Hong Kong Club Building, were also secured by CBRE previously.

The new TEC office space at AIA Central will embrace a new design direction by designer Fiona Hardie ID, featuring a neutral hue of white and grey. Minimalist details and clean lines combining with organic profiles will provide a sense of fluidity and movement to the workspace, while the mixed use of marble, timber, satin nickel, and gently textured hand applied wall finishes will add details to the beautiful contemporary workspace.

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About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2020 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

About The Executive Centre
The Executive Centre (TEC) opened its doors in Hong Kong in 1994 and today boasts over 150+ centres in 32 cities and 14 markets. It is the third largest serviced office business in Asia with annual turnover in excess of US$237 million.

The Executive Centre caters to ambitious professionals and industry leaders looking for more than just an office space – they are looking for a place for their organization to thrive. TEC has cultivated an environment designed for success with a global network spanning Greater China, Southeast Asia, North Asia, India, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, and Australia, with sights to go further and grow faster. Each Executive Centre offers a prestigious address with the advanced infrastructure to pre-empt, meet, and exceed the needs of its Members. Walking with Members through every milestone and achievement, The Executive Centre empowers ambitious professionals and organizations to succeed.

Privately owned and headquartered in Hong Kong, TEC provides first class Private and Shared Workspaces, Business Concierge Services, and Meeting & Conference facilities to suit any business' needs.

For more information, please visit www.executivecentre.com

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Omar Choucair, Trintech CFO, Accepted into Forbes Finance Council

DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE, Aug 24, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Trintech, a leading global provider of integrated Record to Report software solutions for the Office of Finance, today announced its CFO, Omar Choucair, has been accepted into Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for executives in accounting, financial planning, wealth and asset management, and investment firms.

Choucair was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

"We are honored to welcome Omar into the community," said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Finance Council. "Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world."

As an accepted member of the Council, Omar has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Omar will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

"This is a critical time for CFOs across the business spectrum – our role is evolving at a breakneck pace, and I can't think of a better community with whom to ideate on what the future can and should look like," Choucair says. "I'm excited to join the Forbes Finance Council and share insights around industry trends I'm involved in firsthand with our clients, like digital transformation in the Office of Finance, challenges and opportunities around a hybrid workplace and emerging cybersecurity best practices."

Omar has over 20 years of experience leading both the financial and administrative organizations for public and private software/services companies. He managed several companies who experienced significant revenue and cash flow growth through both organic and acquired assets. Additionally, he has completed numerous M&A transactions as well as managed public and private equity/debt financings.

Prior to joining Trintech, Omar was the CFO of Multiview, a Warburg Pincus-backed B2B software platform providing marketing services to over 17,000 B2B customers in North America. Omar also served as the CFO of DGFastchannel/Sizmek (NASDAQ: SZMK), a B2B software platform delivering mission-critical media content. Additionally, he served as the VP Finance for AMFM, Inc (NASDAQ:AMFM), one of the largest U.S. radio holding companies which was ultimately acquired by Clear Channel Communications. Omar began his career as a CPA at KPMG, where he managed publicly traded large multi-national services and technology company audits over a period of ten years.

About Forbes Councils

Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

For more information about Forbes Finance Council, visit forbesfinancecouncil.com. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.

About Trintech

Trintech Inc., a pioneer of Financial Corporate Performance Management (FCPM) software, combines unmatched technical and financial expertise to create innovative, cloud-based software solutions that deliver world-class financial operations and insights. From high volume transaction matching and streamlining daily operational reconciliations, to automating and managing balance sheet reconciliations, intercompany accounting, journal entries, disclosure reporting and bank fee analysis, to governance, risk and compliance – Trintech's portfolio of financial solutions, including Cadency(R) Platform, Adra(R) Suite, and targeted tools, ReconNET(TM), T-Recs(R), and UPCS(R), help manage all aspects of the financial close process. Over 3,500 clients worldwide – including the majority of the Fortune 100 – rely on the company's cloud-based software to continuously improve the efficiency, reliability, and strategic insights of their financial operations.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Trintech has offices located across the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and the Nordics, as well as strategic partners in South Africa, Latin America and the Asia Pacific. To learn more about Trintech, visit www.trintech.com or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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Comtel Rebrands to Quess Singapore with Focus on Local Job Creation in the City

Singapore, Aug 24, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Quess Corp, one of the world's leading Business Service Providers, today announced that Comtel Solutions, the leading tech talent solutions Company in Singapore, and an affiliate of Quess Corp, has now become Quess Singapore and will operate as fully owned Singaore entity.



An affiliate of Quess Corp Limited, Comtel has been in business for over a decade and has expanded across the Asia Pacific and several industry verticals and sectors such as Banking, Hi-Tech Manufacturing, Telecommunication, Logistics, and Healthcare Industries. The company which partners with global market leaders, including Fortune 100 companies for services, solutions and focussed executive searches for technology staff, has been a part of Quess Group for five years and will continue to maintain its industry leading status in Staff augmentation in Singapore.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Quess Corp has been tirelessly working with a mission to help hire skilled and productive workers who are equipped to meet the dynamic market requirements of their clients across sectors. Quess has made significant investments in technology across the hire to retire cycle to provide manpower services that are already trusted by several customers globally. Its thrust on developing tools to improve productivity of frontline workers and boost employee engagement is helping create a grey collar/semi-skilled workforce that is more efficient and future-ready.

The workforce landscape is going through a massive change as talent and skills become the most important currency for organisations to drive growth and establish value differentiation. Through re-branding Comtel to Quess Singapore, the company aims to better communicate the breadth and scale of expertise that Quess truly represents.

Speaking on the company's refreshed branding, Vikas Srivastava, Country Manager, Quess Singapore said, "COVID has completely made everyone re-think their talent strategy as companies now move to a more hybrid and asynchronous workforce that will help them make the most of the disruption to the labour economy to best meet their growth ambitions. Over the last few years, our technology-enabled solutions have been making search, selection, and management of contingent workforce easy in Singapore. With this new identity, we are confident of providing associates working for our clients with more career-enhancing opportunities through our ever-growing partnership with leading learning and development providers for their re-skilling and upskilling needs. This apart, we will help our clients manage and increase the productivity of their grey collar/semi-skilled workforce more effectively by introducing metric-driven, technology-led management through integrating our in-house mobile WorQ App into our standard offering."

As one of the world's leading Business Services Providers, Quess is known for its many milestones over the last 14 years; one of them being the fastest to become part of the coveted list of top 50 largest Global staffing suppliers ranked by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA).

Commenting on the potential in local market, Quess Corp CEO APAC Mr. Sandeep Sharma said, "We are focussed on "Thinking Global Acting Local". The focus of Quess Singapore – is to be No-1 workforce solutions partner for clients in Singapore and the most preferred employer for associates and candidates. We will be more agile, technology-enabled, and look forward to boosting local employment. We are at the forefront of providing innovative workforce solutions to our larger customer base in South East Asia and stand by our mission of "Winning Together – In our client's win lies our win" and bring it to fruition. We aim to transition to our new brand identity with the reassurance of consistent and efficient service delivery with no disruptions while looking forward to continued support from our existing clients."

About Quess Corp

Established in Bengaluru in 2007, Quess Corp Limited (BSE: 539978, NSE: QUESS) is India's leading business services provider – leveraging its extensive domain knowledge and future-ready digital platforms to drive client productivity through outsourced solutions. Quess provides a host of technology enabled staffing and managed outsourcing services across processes such as sales & marketing, customer care, after sales service, back office operations, manufacturing, facilities and security management, HR & F&A operations, IT & mobility services etc. Quess has a team of ~369,000 employees, serving ~3,000 clients across India, North America, APAC and the Middle East as on 31st July 2021.

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SEEK Invests in JobKorea, Korea’s Largest Recruitment Platform, as part of a Strategic Path to be the Best Digital Career Platform in Asia

SINGAPORE, Aug 20, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – SEEK Limited (SEEK), the Australian listed tech company which owns two leading online employment marketplaces JobStreet and JobsDB in Southeast Asia, today announced a USD48M investment in JobKorea, Korea's largest online employment platform. SEEK will own a 10% stake, and Peter Bithos, CEO of SEEK Asia, will join JobKorea's Board.


Peter Bithos, CEO of SEEK Asia (left) and Yoon Byung-joon, CEO of JobKorea (right)


Commenting on the investment, Peter said: "This partnership is a big win not only for SEEK and JobKorea, but more importantly for all jobseekers and employers in Asia. With JobKorea, the leading job marketplace in Korea, we can now touch the lives of an additional 25 million jobseekers and 5 million employers in one of the largest economies in the world."

"Through this investment, we look forward to helping JobKorea with our market-leading insights into big data, how to leverage AI, and our commercial and technical experience building the leading jobs and career marketplaces across APAC," he added. "We also look forward to learning from JobKorea as it continues to build on its leadership in one of Asia's most dynamic, sophisticated markets."

This investment will provide an opportunity for SEEK to add value to JobKorea's market leading position, while SEEK focuses on its operations, fast-tracking its ongoing transformation and growth of its existing Asia businesses. SEEK's digital teams continue to make major inroads in building products and solutions driven by AI and market data, which combined with SEEK's deep local insights and resources in each location, differentiate it from other international players.

For JobKorea, this partnership will provide an opportunity to leverage SEEK's experienced management team and their significant expertise in operating global online employment and human capital management platforms.

Yoon Byung-joon, CEO of JobKorea, said "We are delighted to have a partnership with SEEK, a company with a wealth of experience in the global online employment market. We believe that this relationship will be an opportunity for JobKorea to make a quantum leap to the next level. With competition becoming ever fiercer to hire talented people such as good managers, developers or tech specialists, JobKorea will move toward a global HR platform that connects the Korean employment marketplace internationally."

The remaining 90% of JobKorea is owned by Affinity Equity Partners (AEP), a leading global private equity player and the largest in Korea. AEP acquired 100% of JobKorea in May 2021.

About SEEK

SEEK is a diverse group of companies, comprised of a strong portfolio of online employment, educational, commercial and volunteer businesses. SEEK has a global presence (including Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, South-East Asia, Brazil and Mexico), with exposure to over 2.9 billion people and approximately 27 per cent of global GDP. SEEK makes a positive contribution to people's lives on a global scale. SEEK is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, where it is a top 100 company and has been listed in the Top 20 Most Innovative Companies by Forbes.

SEEK operates leading online employment marketplaces across Asia through JobStreet (https://www.jobstreet.com.sg/) and JobsDB (https://sg.jobsdb.com/), with presence in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Shenzhen, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. The business has a strong brand and a significant presence in the South East Asia region, attracting 400 million visits a year. https://www.seek.com.au/about/

About JobKorea

JobKorea, established in 1996, is the largest online employment marketplace platform operator in Korea. The Company operates two online employment marketplaces, JobKorea (full-time) and Albamon (part-time), where employers place their job postings and candidates search through the platforms to find suitable positions. JobKorea is the only employment marketplace platform in Korea that services both full time and part time markets.

As the #1 player, JobKorea has 25 million jobseekers and 5 million employers with 11 million unique visitors and 110 million job postings in as of yearend 2020. https://www.jobkorea.co.kr/

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Why Ohires is Growing in a Highly Competitive HR Market

KIEV, UA & DUBAI, Aug 19, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Ohires is an international recruitment company that has long stood out for its systematic and forward-thinking approach to development. A wide range of the human resource needs of startups is met through the preparation of employees for both remote work and relocation. In addition, Ohires offers the opportunity to save up to 50% of wage bills, a significant amount for customers who intend to cross the break-even point as soon as possible.



Ohires helps companies grow by recruiting and organizing their employees to work effectively. What is especially impressive is that Ohires has tailor-made solutions for clients in any industry. If the client is in the finance industry, Ohires is ready to offer a variety of IT options to supplement its business. Thanks to Ohires' ability to select from a wide range of IT specialists, the client gets exactly the right solution to improve its performance. After all, it's not a secret that the efforts of a single web developer for a banking application could save thousands of working hours of office employees.

Using Ohires services can bring benefits to businesses in any sector. Media brands get an acceleration of their workflow after creating their own online platform. This applies even to areas far removed from IT. For example, with the help of the right specialist, a tour operator company can create its own application to track the latest changes in hotel room rates or to provide VR tours of resorts and hotels.

In addition, the HR solutions offered by Ohires are distinguished by their cost-effectiveness. Clients can choose between simply using Ohires excellent recruitment services or taking advantage of Ohires full range of workforce management services; which include full customer support, a positive social climate in the client's office and online "day by day" workflow control from Ohires.

About Ohires

Ohires is the first online platform catering for all global workforce needs. The company provides a wide range of global mobility services to multinational organizations with expert international services, tailored to meet each of its clients' unique needs. For more information, go to https://ohires.com/ .

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A new book, “How To Talk To Strangers” by Kerrie Phipps, launched to help people decrease anxiety, build confidence, and heal the pandemic affected world

Singapore, Aug 12, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – A new self-help book, How To Talk To Strangers by Kerrie Phipps, was launched globally along with the co-authors of the book, reaching over 1000 people through the event was aired live on Facebook and Youtube. The book is an invitation to think more deeply about how you connect with others, so you don't overlook essential connections or risk missing opportunities to impact people and the chance to change your own life in the process.



Kerrie Phipps, the Author and publisher, says, "Stories of the kindness of strangers are so moving, the impression they have on people, and the power of encouragement in our lives – strangers or friends, family, colleagues, and it was vital to share some in a book."

At the launch, Coen Tan, Director of Ministry of Influence, said, "I grew up as a socially awkward child who was often bullied in school. I was even referred to the Institute of Mental Health for treatment for depression. However, over time, I've developed my speaking and social skills and now, I train and coach leaders internationally to inspire through their stories. I hope that my stories in this book will inspire people, that like me; they too can find their voice and connect confidently with strangers."

Krescendo Communications, Founder, and Global Goodwill Ambassador for Singapore, Malaysia and India, Ganesh Somwanshi, one of the contributors, quips, "I am fascinated with connecting with people since I am in the business of communications. This book is the manifesto of connecting with strangers, a work of light amid dark times. Let us embrace the new normal; let us connect with the world with an open heart and mind. Together we can we shall."

Cathy Johnson, Authentic Leadership Coach, shares, "It's so beautiful to read (and hear) stories of how a stranger can build your confidence – and they often have no idea they're doing it! Let's keep coming together and building our relationships with each other."

Conor O'Malley, Executive Coach, Author of "Trust – Begins and Ends with Self", adds, "I feel I have talked to strangers all my life, however never really seen it that way. I see strangers as real people with a story to share. I hope my stories in this book serve you well when it comes to having a conversation with someone or trusting yourself to reach out to a stranger."

Anupama Singal, Fashion & Technology Entrepreneur, Speaker, Creator & Co-author of SYZYGYmoments, notes, "This book is all about how talking to strangers can sometimes be a life-changing experience and how you could find meaningful connections with strangers. It feels great to be a contributor and share some memorable experiences from my life."

Brandhood Media Founder and Thought Leadership Brand Specialist Nathan Shooter, "When you push beyond your fear, to enter the world of others, you'll discover those small conversations can create big change. People are looking to you for hope and connection, now more than ever."

The insightful Foreword by Masami Sato concludes with, "I invite you to ponder on the power of human connection with me and with us – no matter whether you think you are an extrovert or an introvert. Surprisingly, it starts with just one conversation, one smile, one interaction. That is all it takes – a look, a smile and a conversation. It's powerful. And it really can change our world."

Click https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0994157347/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i4 to buy the book in digital or print format. Kerrie's other books include DO Talk To Strangers – How To Connect With Anyone, Anywhere and the sequel, DO Talk To Strangers Travel Toolkit.

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Mid-Market Organizations Gain Robust Multi-Way Matching Capabilities with Adra(R) by Trintech

DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE, Jul 14, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Trintech, a leading global provider of integrated Record to Report software solutions for the Office of Finance, today announced a new automated multi-way transaction matching feature in its Adra Suite to help mid-market organizations save time and reduce risk in the transaction matching process. With this new automated multi-way matching feature, customers can set up match scenarios and deploy intelligent rules to automatically review one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-one, and many-to-many matches.

"As companies continue to grow, expand and adapt, specifically companies in the eCommerce and restaurant industries, they begin to realize that a manual multi-way matching process cannot effectively scale to handle reconciling new sources and higher volumes of data," said Darren Heffernan, President, Mid-Market at Trintech. "With our robust matching engine that is not typically found in a solution designed and priced for the mid-market, matching can happen daily, so transactions don't accumulate at month-end when you need time for higher-value tasks like analysis and reporting."

With Adra, matching transactions with bank statements, credit card statements, point of sale, merchant, 3rd party delivery services, and other external sources happen in a fraction of the time that manual spreadsheet or paper-based processes take, allowing F&A teams more time to spend on unmatched transaction exceptions – improving the accuracy and reliability of your close.

"The time savings isn't just during the close process, we also see it from a day-to-day perspective," said Shelly Traylor, Sr. Treasury Analyst at Torchy's Tacos. "We are no longer spending time manually matching accounts because we now let Adra do the matching automatically so we can spend our valuable time focused on the exceptions."

Just some of the benefits finance & accounting departments will gain include:

– Focus only on exceptions to start your day
– Utilize automated multi-way matching (3-way, 4-way, etc.) that scales with business growth
– Save time by continuously processing transactions so they don't pile up
– Effortlessly import new data types and sources
– Record all activities in an audit-ready format
– Illuminate potential mismatches and generate exception reports that mitigate risk

For more information on how Adra by Trintech can save you time and reduce risk in your transaction matching process, please click here. https://www.trintech.com/adra/suite/adra-matcher/

About Trintech

Trintech Inc., a pioneer of Financial Corporate Performance Management (FCPM) software, combines unmatched technical and financial expertise to create innovative, cloud-based software solutions that deliver world-class financial operations and insights. From high volume transaction matching and streamlining daily operational reconciliations, to automating and managing balance sheet reconciliations, intercompany accounting, journal entries, disclosure reporting and bank fee analysis, to governance, risk and compliance – Trintech's portfolio of financial solutions, including Cadency(R) Platform, Adra(R) Suite, and targeted tools, ReconNET(TM), T-Recs(R), and UPCS(R), help manage all aspects of the financial close process. Over 3,500 clients worldwide – including the majority of the Fortune 100 – rely on the company's cloud-based software to continuously improve the efficiency, reliability, and strategic insights of their financial operations.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Trintech has offices located across the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and the Nordics, as well as strategic partners in South Africa, Latin America and the Asia Pacific. To learn more about Trintech, visit www.trintech.com or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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SOURCE: Trintech, Inc.

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AmCham Hong Kong forms partnership with The Executive Centre

HONG KONG, Jul 14, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – The Executive Centre ("TEC"), the leading premium flexible workspace provider serving more than 35,000 members in 32 cities across the world's fastest-growing economies of Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, has formed a strategic partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong ("AmCham") to further support American and multinational corporations' (MNCs) presence in Hong Kong. After 25 years at its previous location, AmCham has taken a private office at TEC's Two Chinachem Central Centre before relocating permanently to its new headquarters next year. During the tenure, TEC will offer exclusive discounts on products and services to all AmCham Members.

AmCham, one of the most influential international business organisations in Asia-Pacific, has partnered with TEC to facilitate networking between two elite communities of professionals from diversified industries. TEC and AmCham have co-hosted various high-calibre networking events in previous years, setting a solid foundation for the creation of an even more dynamic platform to build relationships, share information, and grow business.

"We are energized about our move to The Executive Centre. It is a strategic decision with our members being our top priority in creating not just an office space but an environment for community gathering, collaboration and a flexible working model. It is precisely community, collaboration and flexibility that defines our Chamber working goals in the new post-COVID normal," said Tara Joseph, President of the American Chamber of Commerce.

"We are thrilled to provide premium workspace solutions for AmCham, a long term partner of ours. Our two businesses share a common goal of furthering business growth in Hong Kong," said TEC's Regional Managing Director of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, Nadia Zhu. "Despite the challenges brought by COVID-19, we continue to see strong demand coming from MNCs and domestic corporates in Hong Kong who are looking for premium Grade A office space, but want more flexibility at the current time as they try to manage costs."

The majority of TEC's Hong Kong client base are MNCs with a high credit standing including US and Global blue-chip companies.

About The Executive Centre
The Executive Centre (TEC) opened its doors in Hong Kong in 1994 and today boasts over 150+ centres in 32 cities and 14 markets. It is the third largest serviced office business in Asia with annual turnover in excess of US$237 million.

The Executive Centre caters to ambitious professionals and industry leaders looking for more than just an office space – they are looking for a place for their organization to thrive. TEC has cultivated an environment designed for success with a global network spanning Greater China, Southeast Asia, North Asia, India, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, and Australia, with sights to go further and grow faster. Each Executive Centre offers a prestigious address with the advanced infrastructure to pre-empt, meet, and exceed the needs of its Members. Walking with Members through every milestone and achievement, The Executive Centre empowers ambitious professionals and organizations to succeed.

Privately owned and headquartered in Hong Kong, TEC provides first class Private and Shared Workspaces, Business Concierge Services, and Meeting & Conference facilities to suit any business' needs.

For more information please visit www.executivecentre.com

About The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

With over 1,400 members, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) is one of the largest American Chambers outside the United States, the largest international chamber in Hong Kong, and one of the most dynamic and influential international business organizations in the Asia-Pacific region. AmCham's mission is to foster commerce among the United States, Hong Kong, and Mainland China; and to enhance Hong Kong's stature as an international business center. AmCham members are united in the belief that an economic system based upon free trade, open markets and private enterprise creates employment, prosperity and stability. The chamber subscribes to a set of universal business principles in support of our commitment to ethical and responsible business practices.

For more information please visit https://www.amcham.org.hk

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Commodities Intelligence Centre and ZALL Group Wins Gold and Silver Awards at The 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

SINGAPORE, May 14, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC), a physical commodities B2B e-trade platform, announced today that it has won the prestigious Gold Stevie(R) Award for "Innovation in Business-to-Business Services". Its parent company, ZALL Smart Commerce Group (ZALL Group), a leading Chinese B2B e-commerce group with a global presence, has also received the Silver Stevie Award winner for "Best Corporate Response" in fighting against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. CIC and ZALL Group were conferred this honour at the 2021 Asia Pacific Stevie Awards, which publicly recognises the achievements and positive contributions of organisations and working professionals worldwide.

Peter Yu, Chief Executive Officer of Commodities Intelligence Centre and Vice President of ZALL Group, shared, "CIC and ZALL Group are deeply honoured and proud to win the 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. During the height of the pandemic, our teams at ZALL Group and CIC played a key role as the first responder towards government efforts in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. The team delivered millions of masks and emergency medical supplies to countries worldwide by tapping on our global technology-enabled ecosystem, network and resources."

"Amid supply chain disruptions, CIC continued to drive innovation with its B2B service offerings, empowering SMEs in Singapore and in Asia with their digital transformation journeys, reinventing their business models with more substantial global supply chain capabilities from sourcing to last-mile delivery and fulfilment during such challenging times. The awards not only affirms the hard work of our teams, but it also validates our global technology leadership position within the B2B etrade segment," added Peter.

Being part of the global supply chain ecosystem, ZALL Group was able to tap on CIC's integrated online platform and offline global supply chain logistics capabilities to mobilize immediate efforts for the Group's international procurement and supply of medical supplies. As such, ZALL Group was able to provide humanitarian assistance in areas where there was greatest shortage in medical aid and equipment. ZALL Group also managed to secure assistance from governments, embassies and civil aviation authorities around the world for designated green lanes for expedited customs clearance amid global lockdown restrictions.

ZALL Group has since delivered 11 air cargo shipments and over 8.75 million quality personal protective equipment (PPE) worth RMB185 million (S$38.1 million), including masks, protective clothing, goggles, gloves and disinfectants, to China, and over 5 million masks to 16 countries around the world. The Group was also among the first to set up seven emergency hospitals and three shelter hospitals in China, and published two e-books on Emergency Hospitals and Fangcang Shelter Hospitals to support the global fight against the pandemic. There were more than 1 million downloads for these e-books worldwide.

Supporting Asia's SME Ecosystem With Technology

A joint venture between ZALL Smart Commerce Group (ZALL Group), Global eTrade Services (GeTS) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX), CIC uses blockchain technology to offer a one-stop integrated value-added services that aims to revolutionise commodities trading by facilitating cross-border business-to-business (B2B) trades, helping companies to uncover new business opportunities, reduce transaction costs and achieve greater trading synergies globally. Its platform and technologies have helped SMEs to accelerate their digital transformation and safeguard their business risks amid global disruptions, enabling companies to trade with confidence with greater transparency, traceability and security. In 2020, the number of customers on CIC's platform grew by 26 per cent as compared to 2019 to reach over 5800 registered users.

Over the past year, CIC has partnered with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) via their "Rising in Support of Enterprises (RISE)" Programme to help SMEs cope with the challenges of the pandemic by tapping on CIC's business intelligence service DataPro, providing SMEs access to a wide database of over 2 billion records of customs and trade data from more than 110 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas. It has also jointly launched a "Digital Silk Road" initiative led by ZALL Group, and joined Singapore's Blockchain for Trade & Connectivity (BTC) Network, which aims to help SMEs embrace adopt CIC's blockchain solution TradePro for their business needs and to promote greater trading efficiency and transparency across global supply chains.

The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognize innovation in the workplace in all 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world's premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards for 19 years.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the winners will be celebrated during a virtual (online) awards ceremony on Wednesday, 14 July.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 100 executives around the world acting as judges in March and April. Information about the 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards can be found at this link, https://www.asia.stevieawards.com/2021-stevie-winners.


About Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC)

The Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC) is a global trading platform for physical commodities including Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals, Chemicals & Plastics, Oil & Petroleum, and Agri Commodities. Officially launched in Singapore on 12 Oct 2018, CIC is a Joint Venture between China-based ZALL Smart Commerce Group, Global eTrade Services (GeTS) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) to build trade connectivity through digital marketplaces and to grow a vibrant trading ecosystem in Singapore.

CIC aims to revolutionise commodity trading and facilitate cross-border trade through deal matching, trade finance, supply chain logistics, track and trace and global trade compliance. Since its establishment in October 2018, CIC has achieved a GMV (Gross Merchandise Volume) of more than US$13.4 billion (S$17.6 billion), with over 5,800 registered users covering markets including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China, among other countries in Asia.

About ZALL Smart Commerce Group

ZALL Smart Commerce Group is a leading Chinese B2B e-commerce group (ranked 166th of Fortune China 500 companies) with a global footprint across the world and is listed on three exchanges on HKSE, NYSE and SSE. ZALL Group develops and operates Asia's largest B2B offline-to-online trade ecosystem in China and Southeast Asia, including Singapore, with more than 30 B2B platforms in China, US and Singapore, and a GFA of more than 10 million sqm of wholesale trade centres in China. In 2018, ZALL Group achieved a GMV of more than RMB 600 billion (US$85.2 bn), serving over 1 mil SME customers worldwide. ZALL has also obtained a virtual banking licence and currently operates Z-Bank in China since 2017, one of China's Top 5 digital banks that has supported more than 5.5 million SME and individual customers.

Since 2018, ZALL has invested in five projects in Singapore, including the Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC), Singapore's first physical commodity eTrading platform (B2B) powered by blockchain technology; ezbuy.sg, Singapore's leading global online shopping platform; ZMA Smart Capital, an online trade finance company; ZALL Chain Technology, a blockchain solutions company. For more information, please visit http://en.zallcn.com/

About the Stevie Award

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors and partners of the 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards include Adobo Magazine, PR Newswire Asia, and the Korea Business Communicators Association.

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Trintech Announces Sponsorship of ServiceNow’s Knowledge 2021 Event

DALLAS, TX, May 5, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Trintech, a leading global provider of integrated Record to Report software solutions for the Office of Finance, today announced its gold sponsorship of ServiceNow's Knowledge 2021 event taking place virtually May 11th – 20th. During this event, digital leaders, partners, and forward-thinkers will come together to discover how organizations are becoming more resilient and reshaping their industries with digital workflows.

As part of this sponsorship, Trintech will be hosting two speaking sessions. The first, "Delivering Real-Time Financial Insights with the Right Processes and Technology," will be co-hosted with KPMG and focuses on how to address the financial close by combining effective processes and technology that simplify workflows across your Office of Finance.

"As enterprises continue to accelerate digital transformation efforts, it is critical to think about this holistically from both a process and technology-perspective," said Scott Cohen, Advisory, KPMG LLP. "A comprehensive digital workflow transformation is vital to your future success and we are excited about our expanded partnership with both Trintech and ServiceNow to address companies' unique finance and organizational transformations by turning knowledge into value and successfully driving large, global, and complex workflow transformation."

The second session, "Transform Your Office of Finance by Powering Your Workflow with CadencyDirect," will showcase how CadencyDirect, the only Financial Close Automation (FCA) application on the Now Platform(R), can digitize your workflows across your financial close process on a single, scalable, cloud-based platform that reduces complexity and risk, accelerates the overall process, and drives a greater experience for finance teams.

"Leading enterprises understand the need to digitize workflows across the enterprise which is why we are excited about our recent partnership with ServiceNow and bringing our CadencyDirect solution to the ServiceNow customer base at Knowledge 2021," said Robert Michlewicz, Chief Strategy Officer at Trintech. "For finance organizations, CadencyDirect complements and extends financial operations management by addressing the shared needs of the CFO, CIO and CAO and enabling their teams to digitize workflows impacting the financial close process – thus creating visibility and improved synergies that help companies achieve a more effective operating enterprise."

Trintech recently was named a ServiceNow Elite Partner in the ServiceNow Technology Program, bringing CadencyDirect, an industry-leading financial close automation solution, into the Now Platform(R) to support digital transformation across the enterprise. CadencyDirect is powered by Trintech's industry-leading Cadency solution that combines all financial close activities into a single, seamless process, including operational matching, intercompany transaction management, balance sheet reconciliations, journal entry management, close task management and compliance. Cadency integrates with 100s of ERP instances including SAP(R), Oracle(R) and NetSuite(R) and currently serves the majority of the Fortune 100.

For more information on ServiceNow's Knowledge 2021 event, or to register, click here. https://knowledge.servicenow.com/

Some or all of the services described herein may not be permissible for KPMG audit clients and their affiliates or related entities.

About Trintech

Trintech Inc., a pioneer of Financial Corporate Performance Management (FCPM) software, combines unmatched technical and financial expertise to create innovative, cloud-based software solutions that deliver world-class financial operations and insights. From high volume transaction matching and streamlining daily operational reconciliations, to automating and managing balance sheet reconciliations, intercompany accounting, journal entries, disclosure reporting and bank fee analysis, to governance, risk and compliance – Trintech's portfolio of financial solutions, including Cadency(R) Platform, Adra(R) Suite, and targeted tools, ReconNET(TM), T-Recs(R), and UPCS(R), help manage all aspects of the financial close process. Over 3,500 clients worldwide – including the majority of the Fortune 100 – rely on the company's cloud-based software to continuously improve the efficiency, reliability, and strategic insights of their financial operations.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Trintech has offices located across the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and the Nordics, as well as strategic partners in South Africa, Latin America and the Asia Pacific. To learn more about Trintech, visit www.trintech.com or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

About KPMG LLP

KPMG is a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 146 countries and territories and in FY20 had close to 227,000 people working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients. Learn more at www.kpmg.com/us.

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