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50 buyers, 40 Sellers, 912 meetings, INR 9.8 Crores+ Business make IMEC the most efficient Indian M&E Marketplace

Standing on the success of previous edition of Indian Media & Entertainment Conclave (IMEC), Media & Entertainment Association of India (MEAI) has successfully delivered the second edition of this conclave which is set to become one of the most efficient Indian M&E B2B marketplace.

IMEC is a closed door B2B event that sees speed matchmaking between the buyers and sellers. IMEC 2019 was held on 4th &5th February 2019 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad. Like the previous edition, IMEC was co-located with Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council of India (ESC)’s IndiaSoft.

IndiaSoft is India’s premier IT event that saw 350+ hosted buyers from 60+ countries looking to do business with 200+ Indian companies including 50 startups. This resulted in 4000 business enquiries. 79 companies used this platform to launch their innovative products.

The event was inaugurated by Dr Anup Wadhawan, Commerce Secretary, Government of India and Guest of Honour was Mr Wilfredo Gonzalez Vidal, Minister of Communications, Cuba. Other dignitaries included Shri Rohan Ashok Khaunte. Minister of IT, Revenue, Labour & Employment – Government of Goa, Shri Sanjay Chaddha, Additional Secretary Commerce, Government of India, Shri Ameya Abhyankar, IT Secretary, Government of Goa and Shri Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce (I&C), Information Technology (IT) Departments, Telangana Government.

IMEC 2019 saw 19 MOUs being signed with a value of over INR 9.8 Correa.

Indian Media & Entertainment Conclave (IMEC) is back for its second edition and MEAI gets ready to host 50+ buyers at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad on 4-5 February 2019.

IMEC is a focussed B2B matchmaking which pitches IP owners / sellers with buyers. Last year there were 20 buyers which resulted in 10 MOUs and 4 closed deals. Some of the discussions are still underway and they will soon materialize into deals.

IMEC is co located with ESC’s IndiaSoft which is a moving exhibition that focuses on different cities in different editions. This year IMEC is being organised in Hyderabad because Hyderabad is one of the major AVGC hubs in the country and a lot more participation and support are expected from the organizations in Hyderabad.

While the format of IMEC 2019 is similar to IMEC 2018, the buyers are obviously more than doubled. The participants are broadcast channels, OTT/VOD platforms, airline content aggregators, distributors and licensing agents. This is the first time someone from airline syndication and licensing is participating in this event which will definitely be a plus for original IP producers. There are also companies looking to coproduce with Indian studios.

A team from eTV joining will be joining this year. They are looking at procuring content for their new channel which launches in 2019 in thirteen languages.

With an enviable lineup, MEAI’s IMEC 2019 looks promising and definitely a great opportunity for Indian IP producers / sellers.

UAE enjoys privileged relations with various countries of the world, particularly the Republic of China.
The bilateral relations between China and UAE have witnessed a remarkable stature with the exchange of official visits between the two countries. This has resulted in the conclusion of cooperation agreements and the drafting of frameworks of economic partnerships. These efforts aim to open the doors for new and long-term economic partnership, reinforced by mutual interest, by participating in various economic events organized by two parties. Thus, China will be participating in the ninth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting which is taking place on 8-10 April 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The participation of the economic giant in the forum, which carries the theme ‘Mapping the Future of FDI: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization’, will focus on investments and on various available resources to achieve sustainable development within the parameters of China’s strategic plans.
AIM will provide an opportunity for both sides to strengthen economic cooperation and trade relations. In 2017, non-oil trade volume between the two countries exceeded the $53 billion mark. It is expected to reach $70 billion by 2020. China has also infused direct investment into UAE in the amount of $2.8 billion by the end of 2016, an increased of 33% spread across sectors including wholesale and retail trade, financial and insurance services, real estate, construction, transportation, storage, and others.  The forum aims to establish investment partnerships that will serve the development goals of participating countries by providing an opportunity for the exchange of visions among governments and the private sector to establish strong economic structures for investors and to link opportunities for sustainable economic growth.

Through joint meetings, the Chinese companies will seek to increase cooperation in the fields of innovation and technology transfer, economic diversification, exchange of data on relevant information, education, science and technology, renewable energy and water, oil and gas, culture and arts.

China will also seek to secure more agreements, especially in the field of intra-regional trade, to take advantage of the strategic location of the UAE as a global gateway for re-exporting 50% of Chinese products to GCC, Africa and Europe. More than 4,200 Chinese companies are based in the UAE, lured by diverse investment opportunities UAE provides spread over its vital economic sectors. UAE also offers Chinese citizens, who have reached 200,000 in residence in UAE, visa upon arrival which has contributed significantly to promote tourism and cultural exchange.

The Annual Investment Meeting is considered as one of the largest investment forums in the world. It has strengthened its position as a knowledge-based platform that will offer investors from various economic sectors the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the movement of global markets and the trends to identify and explore the most important investment opportunities. The forum will be attended by senior officials, ministers of economy, economists, and business communities from the around the world.

The Dubai Family Office Forum will reveal investment trends by holding its 4th edition on 5-6 February 2019 at The Palace Downtown in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.This exclusive annual Dubai forum, which represents more than $2 trillion in investor wealth, will be an ideal platform to explore best practices in family governance and investments.Around 115 ultra-high net-worth individuals (UHNWIs), family office investors and business leaders across MENA will be benefited through this forum. The forum will also highlight impact themes and discussions which will be led by more than 40 renowned international thought leaders, family office principals, and global industry experts.

Prestel & Partners, the global leader in family office forums, is organizing the event in Dubai with topics and investment agenda specific to the interests and concerns of UHNWIs and family offices based in MENA region.

The forum is exclusively designed for family principals and family members, C-suite family office executives of single and private multi-family offices, UHNWIs, and private investors. Family offices and private investors or those who have nothing to sell attend for free.

Those who offer relevant products or solutions may attend by purchasing one of the limited tickets.
To purchase such a ticket or to register your interest as a sponsor send an email to [email protected]

Family Office Forum Dubai is ably supported by the UAE Ministry of Economy and Strategic Marketing and Exhibition, a leading exhibitions company based in Dubai. The forum offers free registration to family offices and UHNWIs.

For online registration, visit www.prestelandpartner.com. For inquiries and partnership opportunities, send email to [email protected] or call +44(0) 20 339 71390.

 

Sumaiya Khan was a happy person who was living a content life with a good job at Nirav Modi’s Firestar International Pvt. Ltd. On an unfortunate day her life changed suddenly. Firestar International Pvt. Ltd. as we all know suddenly shut down due to unavoidable circumstances. Initially she was shocked. People were clueless about finding another job overnight. It became even more disastrous when they were turned down, for no fault of theirs, just because they had been employed by a particular organisation which closed down all of a sudden.

 

Inspite of being in such a bad situation Sumaiya Khan was very much shocked to see so many helpless people struggling without a job and not knowing how to manage the situation. All of them were running around to find a  job and support their families. She decided to help all those people who were struggling in whatever possible way that was known to her.

 

Sumaiya was indeed successful in helping a few of them to get new jobs. In the process of doing this  she found out that she experienced great joy and satisfaction. Especially when people came back to her to thank her and express their gratitude they were happy and relieved. She realised that there was much more to life than just earning money. She understood that there is a ray of hope  behind the darkness. She decided to start her own consultancy services so that she can help everyone. So she started ‘SS Consulting Services’. She started her venture with absolutely bare minimum funding but she had earned the trust of people who came to her. Undoubtedly she had offered them the best possible career opportunities. She never disappointed them. She offered them quality work. Her constant efforts yielded her good results. She stabilised her business within 9 months.

 

Sumaiya’s husband  was the person who inspired her to start her own business. He never let his wife get disappointed. He supported her strongly in all her ventures. He stood strongly with her and made sure that she succeeded. But starting a new venture has its own challenges. She had to earn the trust of her clients to prove herself in her business. She strongly believes that none other than Almighty’s blessings and the good wishes of those who benefited through her business helped her to succeed again and again. This satisfaction made her to strive harder to provide more employment opportunities to maximum number of candidates. Even now she continues doing her good work by helping people across sectors and fields get better career advancements.

 

Wishing Sumaiya good luck in all her future ventures would be the right thing to do as she stands strong in guiding people to make use of the best opportunities and lead a happy life.

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The sugar industry is one of the cardinal backbones to economic development of the nation. The Indian sugar industry is the second largest agro-based industry and it contributes significantly to the socio-economic development of the nation.

Speaking about our organization, our founders Mr.Uppal Shah, co-founder & CTO, Mr.Vinit Shah co-founder, Mr.Pankaj Kasera co-founder and Mr.Deepesh Dhiravani co-founder belong to the sugar industry since 3-4 decades, to bring an innovation to the Sugar Value Chain they launched this venture named “ChiniMandi.com” recently with a mission to enhance the circumferences of all the stake holders in the industry & make them flourish by incorporating digital platforms to their current business mechanisms. They began this journey by launching a news & informative portal in English along with three vernacular languages i.e. Hindi, Marathi & Gujarati. The portal is designed in such a manner that a user does not need to navigate on several websites to gain information and hence tagged it as “Sugar ka Search Engine.”

ChiniMandi.com is a venture of Innoplats Infotech Pvt. Ltd, is one of the leading professional tech provider companies; transforming clients’ businesses, operating and technology models for the digital era. The organization aims to enhance the circumferences of its customers businesses and make them flourish by provisions of digital platforms. The unique-based, digital approach helps clients envision build and run more innovative and efficient businesses.

The various features on ChiniMandi.com are Worldwide News, Interviews, Information about Sugar, Public Poll on Govt. Policies, Government Notifications, Sugar Directory, NCDEX Information, Historical Statistics, Sugar Prices, Markets, Sugar Tender Reports, Monthly Release Orders with Search Option enabled, Trending Videos, Information on upcoming Conference & Events & Useful Links.  ChiniMandi.com has recently also launched a trade portal.

As the voice technology is the future of the Digital & Tele communication Mode, ChiniMandi.com is launching its Podcast for Sugar Industry soon in vernacular languages. The ChiniMandi.com App is also on a verge to be launched.

Mr.Uppal Shah always believed that Digital ready is where IT is no longer a bottleneck but a quick on draw enabler to growth. Hence he as always ensured that IT and the business go hand in hand smoothly.

Within a short span of time, ChiniMandi.com has scaled tall heights by gaining 80% of the stakeholders of the industry as users on the portal. The portal has become the one stop point to attain any information about the industry.

The organization is proud to have achieved the “Outstanding Achievement Award for Business Excellence” by All India Achievers Foundation by the holy hands of Mr.Aman Sinha-Senior Advocate & Spokesperson BJP in New Delhi.

GITEX Technology Show, the biggest and most anticipated technology show will be hosted from 14 – 18th October 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre. GITEX Future Stars is a fast growing startup show with 850+ startups and 75+ countries and more than 19 sectors showcasing their innovations and competing for top honours. It will be hosted during the GITEX Technology Show. The most renowned names in technology come alive during this show at GITEX Technology week.

  • 4700+ exhibitors from 100+ countries showcasing the latest technology solutions and prototypes scores 21 exhibition halls covering 1.2 million sqft.
  • Over 200+ hours of penetrative, real use case studies from the world’s biggest brands shared by 120+ global leaders in 8 key verticals:
    Smart Cities, Energy, Healthcare, Education, Retail, Finance, Digital Marketing and Transport & Logistics.
  • Big conversation and demos on AI and Robotics across all sectors.
  • Out-of-the-world solutions from 400+ edgy and award winning startups.

Take your business and brand across boundaries in one easy step and gain coverage and buzz with nearly 500 global media companies around you.
Do not waste even a moment as this is an opportunity to access emerging markets, buyers and governments from 120+ countries

American officials are worried that 50,000 Russian troops being massed near the Ukraine border and within Crimea, the pro-Russian peninsula recently annexed by President Vladimir Putin, aren’t there for just a training exercise

Despite Russian reassurances that Moscow’s troop buildup along Ukraine’s eastern frontier is for a military exercise, its growing scale is making U.S. officials nervous about its ultimate aim.

President Barack Obama on Friday urged Russia to stop “intimidating” Ukraine and to pull its troops back to “de-escalate the situation.” He told CBS that the troop buildup may “be an effort to intimidate Ukraine, or it may be that [Russia has] additional plans.”

Pentagon officials say they believe there could be close to 50,000 Russian troops bordering the former Soviet republic and inside Crimea, recently seized and annexed by Moscow. That estimate is double earlier assessments, and means Russian President Vladimir Putin could order a lighting strike into Ukrainian territory with the forces already in place. The higher troop count was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

“We continue to see the Russian military reinforce units on their side of the border with Ukraine to the south and to the east of Ukraine,” Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday. “They continue to reinforce and it continues to be unclear exactly what the intent there is.”

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf played down the notion that there are as many as 100,000 Russian troops now bordering Ukraine, as Olexander Motsyk, the Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S., said Thursday on Capitol Hill. “I hadn’t actually seen the hundred-thousand number,” Harf said. “There are huge numbers of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border. … We are concerned about Russia taking further escalatory steps with whatever number of tens of thousands of troops they have there, and have called on them not to do so.”

Washington got those assurances that the Russian troop buildup was only an exercise from Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu a week ago. But no one in the U.S. government knows if Putin agrees — or if the Russian leader has changed his mind as the West has debated what level of economic and political sanctions might be imposed if Moscow takes an additional chunk of Ukraine beyond Crimea. “They made it clear that their intent was to do exercises and not to cross the border,” Kirby said. “Our expectation is they’re going to live up to that word.”

There is no plan to involve the U.S. military in what is happening in Ukraine, even if Russia takes more territory. Ukraine borders Russia, and Ukraine does not belong to NATO, where an attack on one member is deemed to be an attack on all.

“Should the Russians continue to move aggressively in that region and in the Ukraine, what does that mean—and NATO would have to respond, for example—what would that mean for the United States Army?” Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, asked the Army’s top officer Thursday.

“My responsibility is to make sure that the U.S. Army is prepared to respond as part of a joint force, as part of NATO,” General Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, responded. “So what I’m focused on is improving our readiness in combat, combat service support and combat aviation capabilities to make sure we’re ready to respond whether it’s from a humanitarian assistance aspect or any other aspect.”

American officials are worried that 50,000 Russian troops being massed near the Ukraine border and within Crimea, the pro-Russian peninsula recently annexed by President Vladimir Putin, aren’t there for just a training exercise

Despite Russian reassurances that Moscow’s troop buildup along Ukraine’s eastern frontier is for a military exercise, its growing scale is making U.S. officials nervous about its ultimate aim.

President Barack Obama on Friday urged Russia to stop “intimidating” Ukraine and to pull its troops back to “de-escalate the situation.” He told CBS that the troop buildup may “be an effort to intimidate Ukraine, or it may be that [Russia has] additional plans.”

Pentagon officials say they believe there could be close to 50,000 Russian troops bordering the former Soviet republic and inside Crimea, recently seized and annexed by Moscow. That estimate is double earlier assessments, and means Russian President Vladimir Putin could order a lighting strike into Ukrainian territory with the forces already in place. The higher troop count was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

“We continue to see the Russian military reinforce units on their side of the border with Ukraine to the south and to the east of Ukraine,” Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday. “They continue to reinforce and it continues to be unclear exactly what the intent there is.”

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf played down the notion that there are as many as 100,000 Russian troops now bordering Ukraine, as Olexander Motsyk, the Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S., said Thursday on Capitol Hill. “I hadn’t actually seen the hundred-thousand number,” Harf said. “There are huge numbers of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border. … We are concerned about Russia taking further escalatory steps with whatever number of tens of thousands of troops they have there, and have called on them not to do so.”

Washington got those assurances that the Russian troop buildup was only an exercise from Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu a week ago. But no one in the U.S. government knows if Putin agrees — or if the Russian leader has changed his mind as the West has debated what level of economic and political sanctions might be imposed if Moscow takes an additional chunk of Ukraine beyond Crimea. “They made it clear that their intent was to do exercises and not to cross the border,” Kirby said. “Our expectation is they’re going to live up to that word.”

There is no plan to involve the U.S. military in what is happening in Ukraine, even if Russia takes more territory. Ukraine borders Russia, and Ukraine does not belong to NATO, where an attack on one member is deemed to be an attack on all.

“Should the Russians continue to move aggressively in that region and in the Ukraine, what does that mean—and NATO would have to respond, for example—what would that mean for the United States Army?” Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, asked the Army’s top officer Thursday.

Three people have died in clashes in the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday, according to medics on the site, in a development that will likely escalate Ukraine’s two-month political crisis.
Inna Goodman
Senior Writer

Despite Russian reassurances that Moscow’s troop buildup along Ukraine’s eastern frontier is for a military exercise, its growing scale is making U.S. officials nervous about its ultimate aim.
President Barack Obama on Friday urged Russia to stop “intimidating” Ukraine and to pull its troops back to “de-escalate the situation.” He told CBS that the troop buildup may “be an effort to intimidate Ukraine, or it may be that [Russia has] additional plans.”
Pentagon officials say they believe there could be close to 50,000 Russian troops bordering the former Soviet republic and inside Crimea, recently seized and annexed by Moscow. That estimate is double earlier assessments, and means Russian President Vladimir Putin could order a lighting strike into Ukrainian territory with the forces already in place. The higher troop count was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
“We continue to see the Russian military reinforce units on their side of the border with Ukraine to the south and to the east of Ukraine,” Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman,
American officials are worried that 50,000 Russian troops being massed near the Ukraine border and within Crimea, the pro-Russian peninsula recently annexed by President Vladimir Putin, aren’t there 
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Despite Russian reassurances that Moscow’s troop buildup along Ukraine’s eastern frontier is for a military exercise, its growing scale is making U.S. officials nervous about its ultimate aim.
President Barack Obama on Friday urged Russia to stop “intimidating” Ukraine and to pull its troops back to “de-escalate the situation.” He told CBS that the troop buildup may “be an effort to intimidate Ukraine, or it may be that [Russia has] additional plans.”
Pentagon officials say they believe there could be close to 50,000 Russian troops bordering the former Soviet republic and inside Crimea, recently seized and annexed by Moscow. That estimate is double earlier assessments, and means Russian President Vladimir Putin could order a lighting strike into Ukrainian territory with the forces already in place. The higher troop count was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
“We continue to see the Russian military reinforce units on their side of the border with Ukraine to the south and to the east of Ukraine,” Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman.