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Event Digest, December 2017

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Photo Gallery

Chinese Millennials to Become the Dominant Force in Luxury
According to Opinion.org Chinese millennials and Generation Z are set to become the dominant driver of luxury
consumption over the next decade.
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Photo Gallery

“Spy Games” is the 1,000,000th poster sold by Posters.org
Tha landmark 1,000,000th image sold by Posters.org is a spy-themed poster.
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Opinion

Chinese Millennials and Generation Z Set to Become the Dominant Force in Luxury by 2025

Chinese millennials and Generation Z are set to become the dominant driver of luxury consumption over the next decade.
The country’s millennials (born 1985 to 1995) and Generation Z (born after 1995) accounted for 34% of discretionary
disposable income in 2015 but this is forecast to rise to 50% by 2025, according to the 2017 Chinese Luxury E-Commerce
Whitebook report from Secoo, Asia’s largest h
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Exclusive

SpaceCom 2017, an annual international space commerce conference, Dec 5-7, 2017, Houston
SpaceCom 2017 , an annual international space commerce conference, has been held on Dec 5-7, 2017 in Houston. As
every day goes by this new era of space commerce continues to unfold and it is affecting many industry groups, NASA
and other international space agencies and their partners, many branches of government both domestic and international
and of course individual people across the world. S
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Technology Conferences

Edgecon Conference, January 24-26, 2018, Aspen, Colorado
Edgecon Aspen , a three day event focused on edge computing, iis an intimate gathering of edge computing’s most
visionary builders. Sessions include high-impact keynotes, roundtable discussions and lighting talks. Participants range
from telco executives and data center experts to IoT practitioners and major cloud providers. Together, attendees will
shape the future of edge computing, discuss req
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Poster of the Day: Say No to Harassment
Behold the poster of the day in the spirit of #MeToo revolution: Say No to Harassment. The poster is available for sale at
Posters.org: click the image to buy the poster.
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Posters.org celebrates 1,000,000th poster sold to Japanese market
Posters.org celebrates 1,000,000th poster sold to the Japanese market. Posters.org is not an ordinary poster or stock
imagery portal, most of its images, taken by both professional and amateur photographers, have not been shot in
prearranged setup but rather reflect on daily life happening around us. That’s what makes the user-generated editorial
photography platform special. Posters based on ima
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Technologies.org

The Linius Video Virtualization Engine™ (VVE) is now available on Amazon, IBM and Microsoft Azure
Chris Richardson, CEO of Linius , commented, “The integration with Microsoft is key to our mission to scale rapidly, and
our vision of making the world’s video available as data. Our major cloud providers are very focused on virtualizing the
video management tools in the cloud, but only Linius can virtualize the actual video file. We feel strongly that we are the
missing link in these providers’
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Event Calendar

Connecting The Arctic, 21-26 January 2018, Tromsø, Norway

Don’t miss out on the early bird registration prices for Arctic Frontiers 2018 – Connecting the Arctic . Where science,
policy and business meet for at sustainable growth in the Arctic. Early bird registration ends midnight CET Monday 11
December 2017. You can still register with normal price up until the conference. Arctic Frontiers is an international arena
on sustainable development in the Arc
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Event Calendar

Salon SNBA 2017, December 7-10 2017, Caroussel du Louvre, Paris
At the Caroussel du Louvre, Paris, the art exhibition for the selected artists of the Salon SNBA 2017 is going on from
December 7 to December 10. The Salon SNBA is one of the representing event of SNBA (Salon of the National Society of
Fine Arts), funded by the French government and held in every December. SNBA was founded in 1861 by the prominent
French poet and writer, Théophile Gautier (1811-1
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Secrets of Couture, January 26 – April 2, 2018
Sven-Harrys art museum opens the winter-spring 2018 season with the exhibition Secrets of Couture.This exhibition
highlights the mythical haute couture fashion and its role in today’s fashion climate, and also looks at the possible future
orientation of couture. Showing international fashion designers such as Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen/Givenchy,
Balmain, Castillo, Louis Vuitton and Stéphane Ro
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Technologies.org

CEVT joins the startup accelerator MobilityXlab
MobilityXlab was launched third of October this fall, with the intent of becoming an innovation lab for the member
companies. Ericsson, Volvo Cars, Volvo AB, Zenuity and Autoliv were the first companies to join the lab, and now CEVT
is partnering with MobilityXlab as a part of Geely’s strategic focus on CEVT and Lindholmen as an innovation centre for
the Geely Group. ”We are off to a flying start
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Event Calendar

Oceanology International 2018 exhibition and conference, 13th to 15th March 2018, ExCel, London
The Oceanology International 2018 exhibition and conference , which runs from 13th to 15th March at ExCel, London,
promises to be a crucially significant occasion as organiser Reed Exhibitions looks to expand the event’s remit. The 24th
edition of this biennial global forum will spotlight technological developments including robotics, advanced sensor
technology and autonomous systems. The confere
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Opinion

Barbados Joins List of Endangered Tax Havens
During a recent press conference, Donville Inniss, Barbados’ Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and
Small Business Development, responded to Barbados’ inclusion within an EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions in
taxation. Minister Inniss outlined Barbados’ cooperative engagement with the EU throughout the evaluation process and
provided a detailed chronology of the interact
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Exclusive

GES (Global Education Summit) 2017, Future Education Conference, November 28-29, 2017, Beijing
GES (Global Education Summit) 2017 Future Education Conference was held in Beijing on November 28-29, 2017. The
participants of the conference included leading characters of Chinese education industry, officers and business elites of
the educational technology fields within China and overseas. Former U.S. President Barack Obama was invited to the
conference to give a keynote speech. President Oba
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Photo Gallery

Jerusalem Stock Photo Featured in Opinion.org
Our Jerusalem photo has been selected by Opinion.org, a leading portal for polls and surveys , to illustrate the article
Two things Trump got right: recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and tax reform . Click the image to buy the
Jerusalem stock photo. More from Opinion.org: Two things Trump got right: recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
and tax reform Survey Highlights Importanc
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Photo Gallery

Vineyard Stock Photo Featured in Travel Magazine
Our vineyard photo has been selected by TravelMagazine.org to illustrate the article Napa Valley: Wine Path . Click the
image to buy the vineyard stock photo. More from Travel Magazine: Napa Valley: Wine Paths EasyJet launches service to
Berlin from Stockholm Arlanda Gran Caffe Diemme, Padua, Italy Art, Culture and Culinary Events from Our Media
Partners Exceptional: We Crociferi Hotel, Venice, I
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Cybersecurity Market

69 Percent of Financial Services Organizations Do Not Rotate SSH Keys After Employees Leave
According to Venafi’s research, even though SSH keys provide the highest levels of administrative access, they are
routinely untracked, unmanaged and poorly secured. For example, sixty-nine percent of respondents from the financial
services industry admit they do not actively rotate keys, even when an administrator leaves their organization. This allows
the former employee to have ongoing privile
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Cybersecurity Market

One-Third of U.S. Businesses Had a Data Breach
Almost one-third of U.S. businesses (29 percent) experienced a data breach in the previous year, a survey for The
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB), part of Munich Re, reported today, and eight in ten
spent at least $5,000 to respond. The HSB survey conducted by Zogby Analytics also found that almost half of the
breaches (47 percent) were caused by a vendor or contracto
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Exclusive

The 2nd International Furniture Innovation Fair (Chengdu) (IFIF) came to a successful conclusion on November
29, 2017
The 2nd IFIF (www.cdifif.com) was a huge success, with 321,000 professional and general visitors attending as well as
more than 72,000 instances of a motor vehicle entering the parking facilities or dropping off visitors during the five days.

Contracts with an aggregate value exceeding 5.19 billion yuan (approx. $US 785 million) were signed. Both the number of
visitors and amount of turnover far
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Event Calendar

East West Blockchain Conference, Dec 10, 2017, San Francisco
The East-West Blockchain Conference takes place on Sunday (December 10, 2017) in San Francisco, it a great
opportunity to learn the latest insights on mining, exchanges, decentralized applications, regulatory environment, crypto
investing, ICOs, policy, restrictions and more. Companies will discuss their latest advances and progress, and we’ll be
able to hear the latest challenges and achievement
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Event Calendar

High-Tech Retailing Conference and Marketplace at CES 2018, January 9-12 2018
The High-Tech Retailing Conference and Marketplace explore the new world of retail with an eye towards helping both
exhibitors at CES and the retailers who work with them to be more efficient, customer-centric and experiential. On the
show floor (located in South Hall of the LVCC) you’ll experience some of the most cutting-edge retail tools including VR
shopping, motion and traffic sensors, digit
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NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show, January 14-16 2018, JACOB K. JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER, New York
The three-day conference and expo NRF 2018 opens on January 14, 2018, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in
New York City. Senior executives from two of the internet’s largest social media platforms, the founder of one of the
nation’s best-known online political publications and the head of a global food brand will be among the keynote speakers
as more than 35,000 retail industry leaders fr
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Technologies.org

Credible Raises $50 Million in Australian IPO
Credible, the consumer finance marketplace that empowers millennials to make smarter financial decisions, has raised
$50 million (A$67 million) in an initial public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The offering — the
largest tech IPO on the ASX this year — will allow Credible to accelerate development of the company’s technology
platform, deepen its partnerships with financia
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Technologies.org

GE Power to Cut 12,000 Jobs Globally
GE Power (NYSE: GE) today announced that it plans to cut its global workforce by about 12,000 positions, affecting both
professional and production employees. The workforce cuts, combined with actions taken previously in 2017, will position
GE Power to reach its announced target of $1 billion in structural cost reductions in 2018. This announcement aligns with
GE’s effort to reduce overall struct
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Technology Conferences

CEBIT 2018, 11–15 June 2018, Hannover, Germany

More courage to try new things, more provocative topics, and an inspiring atmosphere: From 2018, you will experience a
brand-new CEBIT . The trade fair is becoming an B2B event platform – and a digital innovation festival with an open-air
character. It even has a new date: Discover what you can look forward to from 11–15 June 2018. Starting in 2018,
Europe’s biggest business festival for informat
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Opinion

Two things Trump got right: recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and tax reform
For all his contradictions two things Trump got right: recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and tax reform. Just two
these things count more than eight years of Obama in the White House. Both these decisions are highly unpopular and
hotly contested. Almost all media channels predicted that Apocalypses will get down on the Middle East in the aftermath
of Trump’s decision to move US embassy
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Technologies.org

Industrial Augmented Reality Platform Startup Apprentice.io Raises $2.5M
New Jersey startup, Apprentice.io, has recently received $2.5 million from leading VC firms Silverton Partners and Hemi
Ventures, for its industrial augmented reality platform that transports R&D and manufacturing operators, scientists and
engineers to an enhanced reality in which they become masterful controllers of their work environments. By using
augmented reality to place critical data in on
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Technologies.org

WorldRemit Raises $40m
Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $40 million to drive its next phase of growth, supporting its
plan to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets by 2020. The Series C funding round brings the total
amount raised to $220m. WorldRemit’s mobile-first, digital model allows migrants to send money in a few taps directly
from their phones or online instead of g
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Technologies.org

Finalists Announced for Accounting Technology Startup Accelerator
Four entrepreneurial companies have been chosen as the initial class of a startup accelerator sponsored by the
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) and CPA.com. The startup accelerator
was launched this past June to help jumpstart innovation in the accounting profession and provide insight into disruptive
technologies and automation trends for CPAs and
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Defense Conferences

NATO’s Federated Mission Networking Initiative: standardising C2 systems for effective interoperability
SMi Group has recently announced that Colonel Joachim Neumueller, Head of Federated Mission Networking, J6, at
NATO SHAPE, will be speaking at the Network Centric Warfare 2018 conference in Rome next February. With the rise of
a multipolar world, balancing near-peer adversaries and asymmetrical combat threats, the need to build joint operational
capability is now essential. NATO’s Federated Missi
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Exclusive

HFMA Annual Conference, December 6-8 2017, London
The HFMA Annual Conference takes place at the Hilton Metropole in London. This year’s annual conference – the most
important event in NHS Finance – takes its title from the president’s theme, ‘Everyone Counts’. During the three days you
will have the opportunity to hear from some of the prominent figures in the NHS along with key policy makers, politicians,
clinician’s and professional and techni
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Exclusive

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018, 16-18 April 2018, Singapore
We are pleased to announce that the seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit is taking place in Singapore
16-18 April 2018 at the iconic landmark hotel The Fullerton. The Norway-Asia Business Summit has, since its start in
1998, evolved into a meeting place for Norwegian industry in the region, with strong support by the Norwegian
government and the diplomatic missions across Asia. The
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Cybersecurity Market

RSA Conference 2018, April 16-20, San Francisco, CA
At RSA Conference 2018 , you will learn about new approaches to info security, discover the latest technology and
interact with top security leaders and pioneers. Hands-on sessions, keynotes and informal gatherings allow you to tap into
a smart, forward-thinking global community that will inspire and empower you.
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Defense Conferences

CohuHD Costar Awarded US$2.4 Million Surveillance Video Camera Contract for Major Critical Infrastructure
Project in Saudi Arabia
CohuHD Costar, a Costar Technologies, Inc. company (OTC Markets Group: CSTI) announced today that it has been
awarded a $2.4 million video surveillance camera contract for a major critical infrastructure project in Saudi Arabia. With
the recent introduction of the RISE 4290HD series, CohuHD Costar expands the reach of its RISE series platform into
long-range, day/night, thermal video surveillance
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Technologies.org

Fetch Robotics raised $25 million in Series B funding
Fetch Robotics , provider of the leading platform for collaborative robotic solutions, today announced that it has raised
$25 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Sway Ventures with participation from existing investors O’Reilly
AlphaTech Ventures, Shasta Ventures and SB Group US (“Softbank”). The Series B round brings Fetch Robotics’ total
funding to date to $48 million. The new cap
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Technologies.org

Indiscriminate Mass Surveillance Capabilities are Growing at a Shocking Speed
Today’s mass surveillance technology is capable to capture indiscriminately faces from crowd and transfer images to C5I
(Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Collaboration, and Intelligence) center, allocate images into database

with metadata included (time, location, gender, age, visual characteristics tagging), analyze them against target database
and identify person of interest (POI) w
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Technologies.org

Binary Pixel Technology from Rambus enables low-light photography and videography, scientific and medical
imaging, automotive sensing, AR/VR and 3D
Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) today announced Dartmouth College-based startup Gigajot Technology has licensed
Rambus Binary Pixel technology and patents for use in Gigajot’s next-generation image capture solutions. Gigajot’s
Quanta Image Sensor (QIS) is a major paradigm shift in solid-state imaging which enables high-speed counting of single
photons of light at gigapixel resolution. The new features
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Technology Conferences

MicroStrategy World™ 2018, January 15 – 17, 2018, The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility
software, today announced that more than 50 customer speakers, representing leading global organizations, will present
at MicroStrategy’s 21st annual user conference, MicroStrategy World 2018 , being held from January 15 to January 17,
2018 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. “We’re thrille
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Event Calendar

15th FORTUNE Global Forum (December 6-8) and the inaugural FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech International
(December 5-6) in Guangzhou, China
The three-day forum at the Shangri-La Hotel in Guangzhou, China, themed “Openness and Innovation: Shaping the
Global Economy,” will bring together CEOs from the world’s biggest companies—the FORTUNE Global 500—with leaders
from China in both business and government. This year’s event will be the 15th FORTUNE Global Forum and the fifth one
held in China. Chinese Vice Premier of The State Council W
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Event Calendar

Taiwan IT Month Expo 2017, December 6-11, 2017, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei
Taiwan is big on tech and all things digital, and best demonstrates this during its annual Information Technology Month
Expo. The event will kick off on December 6 and run until December 11 in Taipei. The National Development Council
expects through the exhibition to showcase five different areas in which the government has made good progress. In
collaboration with partners in the industry, the S
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Event Calendar

The China CNC Machine Tool Fair 2018 (CCMT2018), April 9-13, 2018, Shanghai New International Expo Center in
Pudong, Shanghai
The China CNC Machine Tool Fair 2018 (CCMT2018) will be held on April 9-13, 2018 in Shanghai New International
Expo Center in Pudong, Shanghai. CCMT2018 will use 10 indoor exhibition halls, Hall N1-N5 and W1-W5, of the
Shanghai New International Expo Center. The exhibition area reaches 120 thousand square meters; it is expected to
attract about 1200 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions. The t
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Event Calendar

Today is World Soil Day, December 5
Today is World Soil Day. Dirt may not be something you think about every day. Or ever. But healthy soil is important for
everyone who eats. “Soil is the cornerstone of life,” said Larry Clemens, North America agriculture program director for
The Nature Conservancy. “It’s estimated that 95 percent of food comes from soil. Healthy soil practices not only help
farmers, but they improve drinking wate
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Exclusive

#SocialMedia #Photo of the day: How many followers do you have?
The most important social media question: How many followers do you have?
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Technologies.org

Lumen Raises $13M for New Biotech Production Platform
Lumen Bioscience , a synthetic biotechnology company developing a novel bio-based product development platform,
announced today it has raised $13 million of new capital, including a Series A investment round totaling $11.2M and a
$1.8M grant from the US Department of Energy. The financing was led by Avista Development, BioEconomy Capital,
company founders and other Seattle-area biotech investors.
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Event Calendar

The second China-wide 123 Knowledge Festival achieved a record turnover of 196 million yuan
On December 3, the second 123 Knowledge Festival, an event orchestrated by leading Chinese mobile audio sharing
platform ximalaya FM, came to a successful conclusion. According to the final data, this year’s Knowledge Festival
achieved a record turnover of 196 million yuan, up nearly 284 percent compared to the previous edition. Paying for
instructive online content, referred to in China as “know
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Event Calendar

2018 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium, Thursday, February 15 through Saturday, February
17, 2018, Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, Arizona
The 2018 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium is co-sponsored by the American Society for Radiation
Oncology (ASTRO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Head & Neck Society (AHNS).
Researchers will present peer-reviewed abstracts on new combination therapies, targeted therapies, immunotherapy,
advanced radiation and surgical techniques, new staging syst
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Event Calendar

Largest Mammoth Skeleton on Auction, 16th December 2017, Lyon, France
This will be the world’s largest privately-owned woolly mammoth skeleton on sale and the public can have the privilege of
getting a good look at this 15,000-year-old skeleton extinct giant from the Ice Age before the auction on December 16 at
14:30 by Aguttes inside Gare de Lyon-Brotteaux. Aguttes has auctioned such fine masterpieces previously, as seen by
the sale of an exceptional dinosaur skel


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