TMT Offers Immersive Customer Experience with Latest Megastore in Pavilion Bukit Jalil

KUALA LUMPUR, May 20, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Malaysia's largest technology retailer Thunder Match Technology Sdn. Bhd. (TMT) is happy to announce the opening of the fifth TMT Megastore at Pavilion Bukit Jalil, bringing a total number of 49 branches including flagship Megastores nationwide.


MR. LCK, Assistant Sales Director, Thunder Match Technology Sdn. Bhd.; MR. ADRIAN YU, Founder & Managing Director, Thunder Match Technology Sdn. Bhd.; DATO' JOYCE YAP, Chief Executive Officer of Retail, Kuala Lumpur Pavillion Sdn. Bhd. [L-R]


The Company, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, has grown from strength to strength ever since the first TMT retail store was opened in Plaza Imbi in 1997. TMT is now a network of offline retail and ecommerce platforms offering the latest technology gadgets with a one-stop solutions concept dedicated to providing consumers and shoppers an online to offline ("O2O") omni-channel consistent purchasing experience. The O2O omni-channel experience is a signature TMT experience.

The newly launched TMT Megastore located at Pavilion Bukit Jalil offers shoppers an exclusive retail experience with an extensive and wide range of quality technology products and gadgets. The Megastore also includes maintenance and repair services under one roof.

To commemorate the opening of the store, TMT is offering Grand Opening Star Buy from as low as RM1, Grand Opening deals with savings up to RM700 from 20-22 May and ongoing on-ground surprise events.

TMT also operates concept and experience stores for Acer, ASUS, HP, Huawei, Lenovo, OPPO, Samsung and Vivo. It is also an authorised Apple reseller and service provider.

Founder of TMT, Mr. Adrian Yu said, "This latest TMT Megastore opening continues our pursuit of connecting people to technology brands by supplying an extensive range of quality products to promote smarter living. At this location, we also have a special section with an extensive range of gaming product offerings catered to a growing gamer base. We are pleased to partner with Pavilion Bukit Jalil to bring another physical store experience to shoppers and providing the best retail and e-tail experience to meet all shoppers' technology needs."

"We prioritize efficiency, convenience and provide excellent shoppers experience as our employees undergo continuous training that enables us to have dedicated and knowledgeable teams in all our stores. This gives customers an immersive experience from purchasing to after-sales service as they increasingly adopt smarter living through the use of technology. Our people are there to help and to consult on what suits customer needs."

Dato' Joyce Yap, Chief Executive Officer of Retail, Kuala Lumpur Pavilion Sdn, Bhd said, "The everyday digital lifestyle of consumers are evolving rapidly and Pavilion Bukit Jalil strives to continuously fulfil shoppers' needs by becoming a tech haven through having the latest and cutting-edge range of IT/tech-based products and solutions. We are thrilled to welcome TMT, one of the largest IT and tech retailers in Malaysia to Pavilion Bukit Jalil."

"We anticipate the increase in visitor footfall further with the opening of TMT's newest Megastore as visitors can now flock to Pavilion Bukit Jalil to shop for a wide selection of technology gadgets while enjoying the many other attractions the mall offers," added Dato' Joyce Yap.

TMT has been awarded "Best Sales", "Top Excellence Dealer", "Best Partner", "Best Performing Store", and "Highest Growth Store" awards from its brand partners among others.

Thunder Match Technology Sdn. Bhd.: https://www.tmt.my/

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Retention Cloud Leader CleverTap Acquires Leanplum

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, May 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – CleverTap, the world's No.1 retention cloud, today announced it has signed definitive agreements to fully acquire San Francisco based Leanplum, a leading multi-channel customer engagement platform, for an undisclosed amount.

This acquisition will make CleverTap a truly global company with development centers and customer-facing and success teams across North America, Europe, Latin America, India, South East Asia and the Middle East. Combining the product stack of the two organizations, this acquisition will enhance CleverTap's capabilities and take its total customer base to over 1200 customers in more than 100 countries around the world. The deal is expected to close in Q2 of 2022.

Together CleverTap and Leanplum will work with digital brands to help increase their users' engagement, retention and lifetime value by making every user experience hyper-personalized, relevant and contextual at scale in real time. As more businesses become digital-first, brands need to serve their users with delightful moments where they are, when they want and on their preferred channel. CleverTap and Leanplum will now bring real-time hyper-personalization, A/B testing and increased scalability to its omnichannel engagement, analytics and segmentation product lines. As a result, growth and marketing teams globally will now be able to utilize the only end-to-end user engagement and retention cloud platform, enabling them to break down user communication silos and increase the overall lifetime value of each user.

"We are seeing a seismic shift in the marketing technology landscape," says Sunil Thomas, CleverTap Co-founder and Executive Chairman. "Users today demand to be treated as individuals, and this has forced brands to change how they engage with them. CleverTap and Leanplum have both purposely built for a mobile-centric omnichannel world." The acquisition, he says, combines platforms and teams to deliver the best behavior analytics, segmentation, and engagement tools that will enable digital brands to build valuable, long-term relationships with their users. "Our combined strength will be a game-changing force for user engagement, retention and monetization, creating tremendous value for our customers. I am very excited to welcome Leanplum to the CleverTap family."

"When we started Leanplum, our vision was to meet customers' real-time needs at the cutting edge of technology," says Momchil Kyurkchiev, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Leanplum. "We have succeeded in that, but as the market has matured, to fully meet the increasing demands put on brands today, we needed to bring in the best analytics, segmentation, and engagement tools, to help our customers build valuable, long-term relationships with their customers. This is why joining forces with CleverTap makes the most sense, and I am excited about the combined capabilities we will now bring to Leanplum customers worldwide."

"I am looking forward to the journey with Leanplum. This coming together with Leanplum marks a monumental moment across the marketing technology landscape," says Sidharth Malik, CleverTap Chief Executive Officer. "This bridges the gap created by multiple martech tools and customer data platforms and will meet the growing needs of user-obsessed digital brands in a much more efficient way. Our 'better together' vision is about integrating our cumulative strengths around people, process and technology to cement our position as the global leader in the user engagement and retention space. Joining forces allows us to bring advanced product and technology capabilities as brands strive to do live segmentation, anticipate user intentions and actions, automate and deploy real-time campaigns for the highest possible conversions, all from one single dashboard."

Image: Sunil Thomas, CleverTap Co-founder and Executive Chairman
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About CleverTap

CleverTap is the modern, integrated, retention cloud that empowers digital consumer brands to increase customer retention and lifetime value. For brands that understand and value user retention, CleverTap drives context and individualization with the help of a unified and deep data layer, AI/ML-powered insights and automation. Customers worldwide representing over 10,000 apps, including Vodafone Idea, SonyLIV, Daimler, Gojek, Carousell, and Premier League, trust CleverTap to achieve their retention and engagement goals, growing their long term revenue. Backed by leading venture capital firms, including Sequoia India, Tiger Global Management, and Accel, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in Mumbai, Singapore, and Dubai. For more information, visit clevertap.com or follow on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Media Contact:
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CleverTap
sony@clevertap.com

Forward-Looking Statements

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Yew Lee Pacific Group Berhad Launches Prospectus for ACE Market IPO

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Yew Lee Pacific Group Berhad (YLPG), an established manufacturer principally involved in the manufacturing of industrial brushes as well as the trading of machinery parts and industrial hardware, launched the Company's prospectus today for an initial public offering (IPO) leading to a listing on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.


MR. LEE YOKE WAH, Associate Director of Corporate Finance, M&A Securities; MR. GARY TING, Head of Corporate Finance; MS. ANG POH YEE, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director, YLPG; DATUK BILL TAN, Managing Director of Corporate Finance, M&A Securities; EN. MAHDZIR BIN OTHMAN, Independent Non-Executive Chairman, YLPG; MR. ANG LEE LEONG, Managing Director; MR. DANNY WONG, Deputy Head of Corporate Finance, M&A Securities; MR. KELVIN KHOO, Managing Director, Eco Asia Capital Advisory [L-R]


The Company's IPO involves the issue of 133.10 million new shares to be issued at RM0.28 sen per share and an offer for sale of 26.62 million existing shares by way of private placement to selected investors. The public issue shares will be made available for application in the following manner:

Public issue
– 26.62 million new shares made available for application to the Malaysian public
– 15.97 million new shares allocated for application by eligible directors and employees
– 23.96 million new shares by way of private placement to selected investors
– 66.55 million new shares by way of private placement to identified bumiputera investors approved by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

The IPO is expected to raise gross proceeds of RM37.27 million to be utilised in the following manner:

Utilisation of proceeds
– RM10.90 million for purchase of machinery and equipment
– RM7.30 million for construction of warehouse facility and office building
– RM1.80 million for renovation of office building
– RM8.90 million for repayment of bank borrowings
– RM4.57 million for working capital
– RM3.80 million for listing expenses

Managing Director of YLPG, Mr. Ang Lee Leong, said: "The launch of this Prospectus is an important milestone for us as it marks the fruits of our labour from when we first started operations in 2004. As an established producer of industrial brushes, we embarked on this IPO to raise funding for our growth plans and elevate our profile in the industry."

"To maintain sustainable growth and create long-term shareholder value, we have plans to expand manufacturing capacity and increase automation which the proceeds from the IPO enables us to implement. We are also constructing warehouse and office facilities as the current facilities are needed for the expansion of the Group's manufacturing activities and also to cater for future business growth."

YLPG produces industrial and technical brushes for various manufacturing industries including glove, industrial, electrical and electronic, industrial and commercial cleaning providers as well as glass and wood producers. For the financial year ended 31 December 2021 (FY2021), 76.8% of the Group's total revenue was mainly derived from Malaysia while the remaining 23.2% was derived from the overseas market primarily located in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Taiwan, representing approximately 7.0%, 5.8%, 3.3% and 5.8% respectively.

Deputy Head of Corporate Finance, M&A Securities Sdn Bhd, Mr. Danny Wong said: "The proceeds from the IPO will allow YLPG to increase its manufacturing capacity in order to support its expansion plans and capitalise on the post Covid demand recovery. As such, we are confident that Yew Lee's shares will be well received upon IPO."

M&A Securities is the Principal Adviser, Sponsor, Underwriter and Placement Agent for YLPG's IPO while Eco Asia Capital Advisory Sdn Bhd is the Financial Adviser.

Yew Lee Pacific Group Bhd: https://yewlee.com.my/

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CNERGENZ Berhad IPO Shares Oversubscribed by 40.32 Times

KUALA LUMPUR, May 13, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – CNERGENZ Berhad (CNERGENZ) is pleased to announce that the share allocation to the Malaysian public from its IPO has been oversubscribed by 40.32 times.


Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of CNERGENZ Berhad, Mr. Lye Yhin Choy


CNERGENZ's IPO comprises a public issue of 100,000,000 new ordinary Shares which were made available for application in the following manner:

– 25,000,000 Issue Shares available for application by the Malaysian Public;
– 10,000,000 Issue Shares reserved for application by the eligible directors and employees as well as persons who have contributed to the success of the CNERGENZ group (Eligible Persons);
– 52,750,000 Issue Shares by way of private placement to identified institutional and/or selected investors; and
– 12,250,000 Issue Shares by way of private placement to identified Bumiputera investors approved by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia (MITI);
and an offer for sale of 50,000,000 Offer Shares by way of private placement to identified Bumiputera investors approved by the MITI.

A total of 16,186 applications for 1,033,093,200 Issue Shares were received from the Malaysian Public, representing an oversubscription rate of 40.32 times. A total of 9,089 applications for 376,239,100 Issue Shares were received under the Bumiputera category, representing an oversubscription rate of 29.10 times, whilst a total of 7,097 applications for 656,854,100 Issue Shares were received under the other Malaysian Public category, representing an oversubscription rate of 51.55 times.

Meanwhile, the total of 10,000,000 Issue Shares available for application by the Eligible Persons were fully subscribed.

Chief Executive Officer of CNERGENZ Berhad, Mr. Lye Yhin Choy, said, "We would like to thank investors for putting their trust in us. We are extremely pleased with the reception to our IPO as it shows deep investor confidence in our business, our solutions capabilities, and the overall optimism and positive outlook of the electronics and semiconductor industry."

Chief Executive Officer of UOB Kay Hian Securities (M) Sdn. Bhd., Mr. David Lim said, "The response to CNERGENZ's IPO is a reflection of investors' appetite for businesses with fundamentally strong prospects and solid growth plans. The Company is well-positioned to leverage on the continued growth and investment in the electronics and semiconductor industries in Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand.

UOB Kay Hian, being the Principal Adviser, Sponsor, Underwriter and Placement Agent in conjunction with the IPO, has confirmed that the 52,750,000 Issue Shares by way of private placement to identified institutional and/or selected investors have been fully placed out.

The Company is expected to list on the ACE Market of Bursa Securities on 24 May 2022.

About CNERGENZ Berhad

CNERGENZ Berhad was incorporated in Malaysia on 6 August 2021 as a private limited company under the name CNERGENZ Sdn. Bhd. and assumed its present name upon conversion to public company on 23 September 2021.

The Group is principally an investment holding company. Through its subsidiary, SiP Technology Sdn. Bhd., CNERGENZ is an electronic manufacturing solutions provider, specialising in surface mount technology (SMT) manufacturing solutions for the electronics and semiconductor industries (E&S Industries). The Group's solutions and services are typically provided to customers who are looking to commission new integrated production lines or automate their production facilities, based on their operational requirements, budget and capital expenditure.

CNERGENZ mainly serves electronics and semiconductor companies that carry out the assembly of the advanced semiconductor packaging products as well as assembly and testing of printed circuit board assembly (PCBAs). For more information, visit cnergenz.com.

For more information, please contact:
Hakim Syed Munif
Swan Consultancy Sdn Bhd
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Email: h.juraimi@swanconsultancy.biz

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Q&M Dental net profit, excluding other gains or losses, increased by 25% to S$7.2 million on S$46.8 million of revenue for quarter ended 31 March 2022

SINGAPORE, May 12, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Q&M Dental Group (Singapore) Limited, a leading private dental healthcare group in Asia, reported net profit excluding other gains or losses attributable to shareholders of S$7.2 million for the quarter ended 31 March 2022 (1Q2022) compared to S$5.8 million in the corresponding period (1Q2021).



Dr Ng Chin Siau, Chief Executive Officer of Q&M Dental said, "We are heartened by our continuous strong performance in 1Q2022 following a record-setting year FY2021. Our core dental business will remain strong, and with the abolishing of most of the pandemic restrictions, a positive impact on the economy, we are looking forward to resuming our growth trajectory of expanding our network of clinics in the coming quarters."

Growth & Expansion in Operations

As at 31 March 2022, the Group's number of dental outlets in Singapore has grown to 99, from 85 as at 31 March 2021. Similarly in Malaysia, the number of dental outlets has increased to 41, as compared to 36 previously.

The Group also continues to focus on its expansion into medical diagnostics, with its associated Company, Aoxin Q&M Dental Group Limited and through its recent acquisition of 49% shareholding of Acumen Diagnostics Pte. Ltd., raising Q&M's effective interest in Acumen Diagnostics from 51% to 67%. In the near term, Acumen Diagnostics' clinical testing laboratory will roll out its pipeline of new tests, including PCR assays for dengue, sepsis and, identification of bacterial pathogens and their associated antibiotics resistance in pneumonia and bloodstream infections. Its longer-term plans include the development of new vaccines.

For 1Q2022, revenue contribution from dental and medical clinics was relatively unchanged with a marginal decrease of 2% to S$38.6 million, despite the challenges of the tightening of Safe Management Measures (SMM) due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. Revenue contribution from medical laboratory and dental equipment & supplies segment surged by 80% to S$8.2 million on the back of increased revenue from Covid-19 testing from Acumen Diagnostics, the Group's medical laboratory business, which obtained its medical laboratory license in September 2020.

The Group's net profit after tax excluding other gains or losses for 1Q2022 increased by 25% to S$7.2 million, from S$5.8 million in the corresponding period last year, translating to an earnings per share of 0.69 Singapore cent.

As at 31 March 2022, the Group had cash and cash equivalents of S$43.5 million with net assets of S$94.9 million. This translates to Net Asset Value per share of 10.10 cents per share.

Outlook & Further Expansion Plans

With the opening up of the Singapore economy gathering pace in 2022, the country expects to see businesses ramping up in most sectors with those that were most severely affected by the pandemic like F&B, tourism to especially benefit. The government is forecasting GDP growth of between 3.0 to 5.0% in 2022, Barring any major changes in the global macroeconomic and political situation or any new adverse developments in the evolving Covid-19 situation, the Group is cautiously optimistic on its business outlook.
The Group intends to continue executing the business plans outlined below:

– Expansion of network of dental clinics in Singapore and Malaysia

The Group currently operates 99 clinics in Singapore. With the economy opening up in 2022, the Group will also intensively increase its reach through organic growth of its dental clinic network in Singapore. This will be supported by an expansion of its team of dentists to undergird the future growth of its operations in Singapore. We will continue to develop, invest and optimise our digital Artificial Intelligence (AI) guided clinical decision support system to provide the most effective and suitable treatment plans for patients. The Group believes it is well-positioned to cater to the rising demand for primary and high-value specialist dental healthcare services of its patients.

Currently, the Group operates 41 clinics in Malaysia. The clinics are located in Johor (16 dental clinics), Kuala Lumpur (9 dental clinics), Selangor (11 dental clinics), Melaka (4 dental clinics) and 1 dental clinic in Negeri Sembilan.

The Group intends to open at least 30 dental clinics a year from 2021 onwards in Singapore and Malaysia for the next 10 years. The eventual number of dental outlets will depend on available opportunities, pertinent market conditions and the evolving Covid-19 situation.

– Expansion into private dental healthcare market in the People's Republic of China ("PRC")

The main thrust of the Group's proposed expansion in PRC is through organic growth to develop a new and sustainable growth pillar that can yield long term value for the Group.

– Expansion in Southeast Asia

The Group is continuously looking out for strategic opportunities to expand its dental business and regional footprint to other Southeast Asian countries.

– Medical Laboratory

The Group will focus on rolling out its clinical testing laboratory pipeline of new tests including PCR assays for dengue sepsis and identification of bacterial pathogens and their associated antibiotics resistance in pneumonia and bloodstream infections.

Please see links for PDF documents from SGXNET.
Results: https://tinyurl.com/QnM-1Q2022-Result
Press Release: https://tinyurl.com/QnM-1Q-2022-Release

About Q&M Dental Group (Singapore) Limited (QC7.SI)

Q&M Dental Group (Singapore) Limited (QC7.SI) ("Q&M" or together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") is a leading private dental healthcare group in Asia.

The Group owns the largest network of private dental outlets in Singapore, operating 99 dental outlets across the country. Underpinned by about 290 experienced dentists and over 350 supporting staff, the Group sees an average of 40,000 patient visits a month in Singapore. The Group also operates 5 medical clinics and a dental supplies and equipment distribution company.

Outside of Singapore, the Group has 41 dental clinics and a dental supplies and equipment distribution company in Malaysia, as well as a dental clinic in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"). Q&M is also the substantial shareholder of Aoxin Q&M Dental Group Limited, a dental Group listed on the Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange that operates dental clinics and hospitals primarily in the north- eastern region of the PRC. The Group aims to expand its operations geographically and vertically through the value chain in Malaysia, the PRC and within the ASEAN region.

The Q&M College of Dentistry was established in 2019 to offer postgraduate dental education as part of its commitment to continual education and professional development of dentists. It offers Singapore's first private postgraduate diploma programme in clinical dentistry.

In 2020, the Group expanded into the medical laboratories and research industry with the strategic investment into Acumen Diagnostics Pte. Ltd. ("Acumen"). Acumen currently focuses on the manufacture, sale and distribution of COVID-19 diagnostic test kits, as well as COVID-19 testing. It is also working to roll out a pipeline of new tests, including PCR assays for dengue, sepsis and, identification of bacterial pathogens and their associated antibiotics resistance in pneumonia and bloodstream infections.

EM2AI Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group that focuses on developing AI-powered solutions to diagnosis and treatment planning has rolled out IDMS, enabling dentists within the Group's network to administer ethical treatment plans for patients.

The Group was listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited ("SGX- ST") on 26 November 2009. For more information on the Group, please visit www.QandMDental.com.sg

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Wayne Koo
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Email: wayne.koo@waterbrooks.com.sg

Derek Yeo
Tel: +65 9791-4707
Email: derek@waterbrooks.com.sg

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Star Teen Filipino Race Driver Bianca Bustamante Unveils NFT Project to Achieve her F1 Dream

  • Launches groundbreaking project, “The Dark Horse” NFT Access Pass, to support basic living and training costs
  • Inclusive community offers fans unprecedented insight into her journey up the global racing ladder
  • Her NFT Access Pass includes behind-the-scenes content; additional drops and airdrops; plus future prize pools planned

MANILA, May 12, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Bianca Bustamante, a 17 year-old rising motorsport star from the Philippines, announced that she is launching a groundbreaking project, The Dark Horse – an NFT Access Pass that redefines the career progression of young athletes by embracing technology, social media and community building in the age of blockchain and web3.0. The project will ultimately enable her to build long term engagement with her fan community in ways never imagined before.

Bustamante recently secured a coveted race seat in W Series’ Academy team, as the young Filipino driver continues to demonstrate her impressive talent ahead of her debut formula car season. Her talent is proven, being a multiple Asian champion in karting, and was the only racer selected on this year’s W Series grid to come straight out of karting into Formula 3 machinery.

Although fortunate to have earned a race seat in a top international series, the teenager is now faced with the realities of finding ways to sustain her basic living needs, as well as career essentials such as practice, training, and coaching. In a male dominated sport traditionally known to be reserved for the wealthy, Bustamante has worked hard to break through both of those barriers through her sheer determination, self-belief, and hard work.

This ambitious project is all about shaking up the norm and challenging tradition, as Bustamante’s NFT Access Pass will allow for direct interaction with her fans, giveaways to celebrate her milestones, and even behind-the-scenes content, to allow fans to see what it is like to be a female race driver breaking the bias. The ultimate goal of this project is to create an unparalleled fan experience and community, as well as a platform for her sponsors, to ultimately join her on the journey to the top of the sport in Formula 1.

Bustamante also hopes that this project paves the way for other young race drivers to have new avenues to help them gain a voice, grow their community, and raise the necessary support to compete in a sport that requires substantial funding.

What is The Dark Horse?
The Dark Horse is a brave new take on the traditional talent agency and early sponsorship functions – reimagined through blockchain technology. It supports the dreams of drivers like Bianca ? underestimated athletes with surprising speed, strength, ambition and commitment. The Dark Horse project allows Bianca to reap the immediate benefits of the crypto ecosystem with airdrops, tokenization, metaverse integration and beyond.

Project details
The Dark Horse campaign launched last week, with the Whitelist now open and the NFT Mint set to take place from the 27th of May 2022. With a total of 2,000 NFTs available for minting, the first 200 True Fans who join the whitelist will receive priority pricing. Among these, 50 NFTs will be especially allocated to Bustamante’s fans based in the Philippines – also at priority pricing

These 2,000 NFT Access Pass holders will be given access to her inner circle – the BiaCrew community – and receive unique benefits throughout her motorsport career. Pricing for the NFTs are as follows:

  • 0.07 ETH for the first 200 registered whitelist;
  • 0.07 ETH for 50 whitelist allotment created specifically for fans from the Philippines;
  • 0.095 ETH for the remainder of the whitelist;
  • 0.15 ETH upon public mint.

Proceeds from the NFT sale will provide Bianca with the resources that she needs to keep on racing and more. Breakdown of proceeds are as follows:

  • 75% of the proceeds will go towards Bianca’s racing career: coaching, fitness training, track practice and daily living necessities;
  • 20% will go towards service costs from The Dark Horse Team;
  • 5% will be reserved for the community, in the form of rewards, gifts, charitable causes etc.

In return, owners of the NFT Access Pass benefit from gaining instant access to the BiaCrew community, as well as unprecedented access to Bianca’s professional life and the motorsport world at large, including:

  • Regular BTS Content with Bianca (Training & Traveling, AMA’s, Insights etc);
  • Community Interaction with Bianca;
  • Complimentary BiaCrew Merch Pack (upon 2x mint);
  • Priority in future drops along with surprise airdrops;
  • Milestone Prize Pool to BiaCrew community;
  • And more to be announced.

Quotes:

Bianca Bustamante – Race Driver
“I’m so excited to be part of The Dark Horse as a way to support my dream to climb the F1 ladder. It’s been a roller-coaster year for me so far, having secured full-time drives at both W Series and the USF Juniors Series. The Dark Horse is a great opportunity for me to embrace new technology to create a sustainable platform aimed at giving back to those who believe in me. What I’m most excited about are the cool, fun ways in which I can directly interact with my fans. In return for their support, I will work hard to become the best driver in the world and, along with my team, deliver unique content and insights into my life and the motorsport world.”

Darryl O’Young – Manager of Bianca Bustamante
“The challenges of becoming a professional race driver are real, and I know first hand truly how much heart it requires. Bianca has it all: the full package of speed, intelligence, grit and determination – key attributes to making it to the top. Bianca is the embodiment of The Dark Horse ? a happy and unassuming teenager off the track, but once that helmet goes on…you better watch out! We are proud to put together this project aimed at giving back to the fans that believe in her. We are committed to seeing this project through for the long term, growing her community alongside Bianca’s journey and rise.”

Ben Reid – Founder & CEO, Digital Creators (Venture Studio)
“Digital Creators is excited to be the design and build partner on this project. The NFT market is maturing, and projects that offer true, unique value proposition and utility are increasingly crucial in this space. With The Dark Horse, we have created an NFT access pass that achieves exactly that, by giving our “1,000 true fans” a front row seat to an upcoming motorsport talent’s journey. NFT holders will get cool artwork, access to future NFT drops, insider content, prize pools and a range of other surprises the team has in store. This is the user’s chance to both support Bianca, and be a part of history in redefining how rising sports talent can supercharge their careers.”

The Dark Horse Socials:
Discord / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram

Bianca Bustamante Socials:
Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / LinkedIn

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Avantor Announces Investment in Manufacturing and Distribution Hub in Singapore to Serve Rapidly Growing Asia Pacific Biopharma Industry

Singapore, May 5, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Avantor, Inc. (NYSE: AVTR), a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences, advanced technologies and applied materials industries, today announced it will create a new manufacturing and distribution Hub in Singapore, by integrating its existing distribution facility with new manufacturing operations. The new Hub, which brings Avantor solutions closer to regional customers and strengthens global supply chain capabilities, will be fully operational early next year.


Avantor announced it will create a new Manufacturing and Distribution Hub in Singapore by integrating its existing distribution facility with new manufacturing operations.


"The Singapore Manufacturing and Distribution Hub will enable Avantor to better serve the fast-growing Asia Pacific Biopharma market by facilitating shorter lead times, enhancing supply chain security and increasing capacity in the region," said Christophe Couturier, Executive Vice President, AMEA, Avantor. "The Hub will boost regional innovation and serve as an industry benchmark for Singapore and Asia Pacific's global quality and regulatory standards, and demonstrates Avantor's commitment to growing our presence in the region."

The new Hub will provide a range of services including quality control and inventory management expertise, and feature cGMP manufacturing suites and testing labs for process ingredients and excipients.

About Avantor

Avantor, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world.

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G3 Global Awarded RM118 Million Contract to Drive Digital Transformation of KLIA and klia2

KUALA LUMPUR, May 5, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Artificial Intelligence (AI) specialist G3 Global Berhad has secured the Group's largest contract since restructuring the business with an RM118.38 million agreement to design and develop the Airport Integrated Security and Safety System (AIS3) for Malaysia's two busiest airports – Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 – in collaboration with SenseTime, a leading AI software company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEX).


Mr. Dirk Quinten, Managing Director of G3 Global Berhad

Mr. Martin Huang, Managing Director of SenseTime International


The contract, which was awarded by Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MA Sepang) on 15 April 2022, is the first master system architect project among the world's Top 10 airports. MA Sepang is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and provides maintenance and airport facilities administration services.

G3 Global will leverage its AI capabilities and the deep industry knowledge of SenseTime to develop a state-of-the-art integrated platform that includes enhancing existing systems to improve the overall safety and security management capabilities.

Mr. Dirk Quinten, Managing Director of G3 Global Berhad said, "In pre-pandemic 2019, both KLIA and klia2 served 62.3 million passengers, of which almost 72% or 44.6 million were international arrivals. Post-reopening of international borders, the airports' traffic is bound to recover and hence, there is a great need for a technologically-advanced smart security management system for both airports. This is where our AIS3 system will come in with its AI capabilities.

Our system is efficient, highly-integrated and has advanced data analytics capabilities. This will help to achieve faster and improved decision making in strengthening the airports' safety management. The AIS3 will be key in transforming KLIA and klia2 into high-tech airports in the world, enabling them to be better equipped to handle more passengers in the future.

Meanwhile, with the partnership between G3 Global and SenseTime in this project, the Group can leverage on the experience and track record gained for upcoming proprietary analytic-based projects. G3 Global will also be able to diversify into Augmented Reality and retail solutions, integrated with our airport Big Data initiative."

As G3 Global's principal AI partner, SenseTime's industry-leading AI platforms will complement the Group's capabilities to provide a comprehensive suite of products for an end-to-end experience.

Mr. Martin Huang, Managing Director of SenseTime International said, "As a leading AI software company focused on creating a better AI-empowered future through innovation, SenseTime is committed to leveraging AI technologies for a positive Whole-of-Society impact, benefitting businesses and people alike. Together with our partner G3, we saw an opportunity to revitalise airport operations as we learn to live in the new normal. As demand for air travel grows, our leading AI-enabled capabilities will support airports to perform these key operations sustainably and provide a safer travel journey overall."

The AIS3 project is expected to be completed by March 2024. G3 Global's partnership with SenseTime began in April 2019 after both parties signed a Collaboration Agreement to jointly explore various projects relating to the application of interface technologies and platforms.

Upon the successful completion of the AIS3 project, G3 Global will look at scaling a similar AI-based security management model to other airports in Malaysia and across the region. This would further strengthen the Group's position as the largest listed AI player in Malaysia.

G3 Global: https://g3global.com.my/
G3 Global: 7184 / [BURSA: G3G] [RIC: GLOA:KL] [BBG: G3G:MK]

SenseTime: https://www.sensetime.com/en
SenseTime: [HKSE: 20]

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CleverTap Appoints Honey Bajaj as SVP & Global Chief of Consumer Experience

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, May 5, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – CleverTap, the world's leading retention cloud, today added to its core leadership team with the appointment of Honey Bajaj as SVP & Global Chief of Consumer Experience. In this position, Bajaj will pioneer CleverTap's extensive program to help companies reimagine customer experience and realize the "Art of Possible".


CleverTap Appoints Honey Bajaj as SVP & Global Chief of Consumer Experience


Bajaj is a design strategist, an innovation leader and a social entrepreneur with extensive work in India and the U.S. Her ability to problem solve and identify patterns in human behavior has earned her multiple prestigious awards and recognition as an Innovation Global Shaper and Inventor of the Year (2016). She is also a dual degree holder with a Master's Degree in Engineering and Management and a Master's in Sustainability Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Design and Innovation Methodologies in the Digital World.

Before joining the CleverTap Leadership Team, Honey built an innovation pipeline for several Fortune 500 companies, including Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures, Disney, Microsoft Research, MIT Media Lab and Tata Group, one of India's largest and highly profitable conglomerates. There she developed detailed market segmentation frameworks based on purchase behavior to orchestrate product launches and go-to-market strategies.

Bajaj has also dedicated her talent in designing for scale and impact to serving the needs of government bodies, financial institutions and healthcare organizations. Her work, which spans over a decade, has impacted over 50 million lives.

"As we scale CleverTap into a global category creator for "Retention Cloud", we realize that our customers are eager to co-create experiences that will fuel growth and the future of their own digital businesses. For this reason, we are expanding our leadership team with a new appointment that benefits the most important stakeholder: our customers' customers," Vikrant Chowdhary, CleverTap Chief Growth Officer, explains.

"From fintech to ecommerce, and from on-demand Super Apps to media and streaming services, companies need the inspiration and tangible examples of the "Art of Possible" to unleash human-centered design thinking, unlock new perspectives and drive powerful momentum and positive results for all stakeholders." This outcome, he continues, is "inextricably linked with our customers' abilities to realize and hyper-personalize omnichannel journeys for their customers."

"I have always focused on designing for impact and inventing for scale by contextualizing tech for the consumers. The truth is, no matter what we think we're doing, we are all in the customer-experience business. Before you can accomplish it, you need to envision it. The digital behavior and expectations of customers is evolving faster than most industries are able to deliver. I am looking forward to my journey with CleverTap to embed human-centered principles and design thinking into a series of initiatives and programs," Honey Bajaj says. "These efforts will allow digital-first companies to co-create and simulate digital journeys that will fuel growth through superior customer experience and will enable CleverTap's customers to realize their consumer journeys in a more seamless and contextual manner as the lines of the digital and omnichannel world are no longer separated."

About CleverTap

CleverTap is a modern, integrated Retention Cloud that empowers digital consumer brands to increase customer retention and lifetime value. For brands that understand and value user retention, CleverTap drives context and individualization with the help of a unified and deep data layer, AI/ML-powered insights & automation. Customers worldwide representing over 10,000 apps, including Vodafone Idea, SonyLIV, Daimler, Gojek, Carousell, and Premier League, trust CleverTap to achieve their retention and engagement goals, growing their long term revenue.

CleverTap is backed by leading venture capital firms, including Sequoia India, Tiger Global Management, and Accel. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in Mumbai, Singapore, and Dubai. For more information, visit clevertap.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Asia Pacific Rail Leaders to Gather in May for the First Time in More Than Three Years

BANGKOK, May 4, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Asia Pacific Rail 2022, the leading annual gathering of Asia Pacific's rail leaders, will take place in Bangkok on 11-12 May 2022. After an absence of more than three years, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event marks the first time that the region's rail leaders have been able to gather together since 2019. The 2022 edition will gather over 1,000 of the region's leading rail professionals and is endorsed by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau.

All of Thailand's major rail operators and authorities will be represented at the event: Asia Era One Co. Ltd, Bangkok Expressway & Metro Public Company Limited, Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company, Department of Rail Transport, Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand, Office of Transport Policy & Planning, State Railway of Thailand and Thailand's Ministry of Transport will all be sharing updates on the latest plans and opportunities for Thailand's rail industry.

International rail operators from Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines and India will also be onsite at the event, including Land Transport Authority Singapore, Metro Trains Melbourne, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad and PT MRT Jakarta. Hong Kong's MRT Corporation will be joining the event virtually owing to the continued travel restrictions.

"With borders across the region opening up, the Asia Pacific Rail team have been working tirelessly to bring this outstanding group or rail operators and technology partners together under one roof for the first time in years," says Paul Clark, Managing Director – Asia for
Terrapinn. "We're delighted to be bringing the event to Thailand for the first time and for our attendees to hear about the fantastic opportunities available in its rail sector. This is the event where the region's rail leaders chart the future of rail and we can't wait to get started."

Asia Pacific Rail will offer five tracks of content across the two days – Digital Rail; Signalling & Communications; Operations, Maintenance & Asset Management; Mainline and Project Updates and attendees will be free to move between the content tracks as they wish.

Keynote speakers at the event include:
– Pichet Kunadhamraks, Deputy Director-General, Department of Rail Transport, Ministry of Transport, Thailand
– Punya Chupanit, Director General, Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning
– Vithaya Punmongkol, Deputy Governor, Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand
– Ling Fang, President Asia Pacific, Alstom
– Jacob Kam, Chief Executive Officer, MTR Corporation*
– Chua Chong Kheng, Deputy Chief Executive – Infrastructure and Development, Land Transport Authority
– Catherine Baxter, Chief Operating Officer, Metro Trains Melbourne
– TC Chew, Director, Global Rail Business Leader, Arup
– Steven Xiong, CTO in Rail Industry, Huawei EBG
– Arezki Touat, Senior Vice President, Systra Asia
– Sumit Srisantithum, Chief Operating Officer, Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company
– Tony Lee, Operations Director, MTR Hong Kong*
– Toby Tiberghien, Turnkey & Rolling Stock Director, East Asia, Alstom
– Narelle Rogers, ANZ Rail Systems Lead, Jacobs
– Adi Lau, Managing Director – Mainland China Business & Global Operations Standards, MTR Corporation*
– Alvin Gee, Deputy Managing Director – Administration, Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company Limited

*Joining virtually

More than 50 sponsors and exhibitors will be onsite demonstrating the latest technologies and innovations to help the region's rail operators, including Diamond Sponsors Alstom, Huawei, Platinum Sponsors, Siemens & Thales, and Gold Sponsors Arup, Jacobs and KONE. There will also be a technology showcase theatre running on the exhibition floor where attendees can enjoy practical insights into deploying the latest technologies in their rail operations.

Press attendance is complimentary. Enquiries should be directed to: Christine Lee
Marketing Director Terrapinn Asia christine.lee@terrapinn.com

About Asia Pacific Rail 2022

Asia Pacific Rail 2022 will take place at BITEC in Bangkok on 11-12 May 2022 in Halls EH 103 and 104. All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination for entry and masks will be worn onsite.

About Terrapinn

Terrapinn has been sparking ideas, innovations and relationships that transform business for over 30 years. Using our global footprint, we bring innovators, disrupters and change agents together, discussing and demonstrating the technology, strategies and personalities that are changing the way the world does business. Whether you're looking to make new connections, introduce product or inspire change in your industry, we invite you to join us as agitators of change. Terrapinn – spark something.

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