15, Apr 2024
The 4th Edition of FAB Show 2024 Expected to Attract More Than 10,000 Buyers From 400 Plus Cities Across India

Mumbai, April 15, 2024: The most awaited 4th edition of Fabrics Accessories & Beyond Show 2024 (FAB Show) by Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) was inaugurated on April 15, 2024, in the August presence of sourcing heads from renowned brands and retail majors including Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail, Bestseller, Gokaldas Exports, Kora, Mufti, Pepe Jeans, Reliance Brands, Shoppers Stop, Soch, Stori, Spykar, Westside.

CMAI_FAB Show Inauguration

During the inauguration CMAI felicitated regional trade associations namely The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SGCCI), Noida Apparel Export Cluster (NAEC), Retail Manufacturing Association of Indore (RMAI), South Indian Garment Association (SIGA), South Gujarat Textile Traders Association (SGTTA), Bangalore Apparel Manufacturers Association (BAMA), among others.

The 4th edition of the FAB Show is being held from April 15 to 17, 2024, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (NESCO) in Mumbai, showcasing the entire supply chain to Brands, Manufacturers, Retailers, and Exporters expected to visit the show. Exhibiting this year at the FAB Show are over 200 Fabric Suppliers, leading accessory manufacturers, Machinery Suppliers, Real Estate Developers, Software Developers, and services from all across India.

Rajiv Masand, the President, CMAI, said “We are delighted that just in its 4th edition the FAB Show 2024 is already established as the premier convergence hub for the entire garments manufacturing supply chain. The FAB Show serves not only as a platform for showcasing the latest in technological advancements but also as a catalyst for raising awareness about sustainability and understanding evolving consumer preferences, thus shaping the future of the industry. Over 4000 primary members of CMAI will be visiting the FAB show.”

In India’s dynamic textile landscape, a transformation towards sustainability and eco-conscious practices is underway. The Sustainability Zone at the FAB show, drawing large footfalls, promotes innovations in circularity by showcasing fabrics crafted from waste materials and wastewater management. This initiative aims to educate and raise awareness about sustainability, a cornerstone of CMAI’s holistic strategy to engage, educate, and inspire the garment industry.

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Speaking about the fair, Naveen Sainani, Chairman FAB sub-committee said “The FAB Show 2024 offers unmatched opportunities for garment industry supply chain vendors to connect with reputed large buyers from all over India and around the globe. Exhibitors at the show have curated the newest fabric trends, offering brands a prime opportunity to craft the trendiest garments for their upcoming collections. Furthermore, CMAI is spearheading a future where sustainability is integral to business operations, echoing our vision for a greener, more resilient world through the sustainability zone.”

One of the highlights at the FAB Show 2024 is the Surat Pavilion, organized by SGCCI for the third consecutive edition. This pavilion will showcase over 40 prominent fabric manufacturers from the region.

Among the key participants are Grasim, Arvind, Siyaram’s, Banswara, Ruby Mills, Jindal, Gokul Bhagwan Enterprise, Bharti Creations, Dharmi Enterprise, Ramsons, Value Added Fashion Fabrics, Fashion Accessories India and many others. The expected visitors include mainly Garment manufacturers, Brand owners, and e-commerce platforms, underline the FAB Show’s importance as a premier gathering for the Fashion and Apparel industry highlighting its significance as a key platform for their sourcing requirements. More than 10,000 buyers and manufacturers from over 400 cities, and international buyers from the USA, Bangladesh, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Russia, Hong Kong, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Nepal among others are expected to visit FAB Show 2024.

CMAI dignitaries present at the inauguration were Rajesh Masand – President, Jayesh Shah – Vice-President, Naveen Sainani – Chairman FAB Show, Santosh Katariya – Secretary; Ankur Gadia – Hon Treasurer; Mohan Sadhwani – Executive Director, Rahul Mehta – Chief Mentor, and Prakash Parikh – Jt. Chairman of FAB Show, among others.

15, Apr 2024
Author Gary L. Joralemon’s New Book The Stadium Steps

Author Gary L. Joralemon’s New Book The Stadium Steps

Arroyo Grande, CA, April 15, 2024 — Gary L. Joralemon, who holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a master’s degree in leadership from St. Mary’s College of California, has completed his new book, “The Stadium Steps”: a gripping tale that centers around a probation officer who finds himself in the Pacific Dunes Rehabilitative Hospital for a traumatic brain injury, but discovers that this facility may not be exactly what it appears to be.

After thirty-three years in law enforcement, author Gary L. Joralemon retired from the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department, having risen to the rank of chief deputy probation officer. Gary has served on the faculties of the Alan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy, Cuesta College, and California State University, San Luis Obispo. He specializes in issues pertaining to law enforcement use of force and ethics. He is a former Police and Fire Olympic wrestler and participated in the 2005 Outrigger Canoe World Championships in Molokai, Hawaii.

“‘The Stadium Steps’ is actually two tales,” writes Joralemon. “It’s the story of a probation officer, the son of a slain police officer, raised by his mother and a parish priest who becomes a surrogate father to the boy. But Father Iggy is more than a paternal figure in the life of Michael O’Shea. The priest becomes his boxing coach and, at an early age, may have sowed the seeds for the traumatic brain injury which leads to O’Shea’s placement in a medical facility for patients with brain trauma. O’Shea soon finds that all is not as it appears in the Pacific Dunes Rehabilitative Hospital, and like the carpenter who can’t bring herself to hire someone else to repair a broken piece of furniture, O’Shea takes matters into his own hands. At the end of the day, ‘The Stadium Steps’ is a morality tale, so at its conclusion, like these characters, you ask the same question: ‘What would you do if you were Michael Ignatius O’Shea?’”

15, Apr 2024
API China 2024 Invites Global Visitors and Exhibitors

Shanghai, China, April 15, 2024 –API China, Asia’s premier pharmaceutical trade show, is gearing up for its 90th edition, scheduled to take place from May 15 to 17, 2024, at the prestigious National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. This year, API China will be collocated with PHARMCHINA and China International Natural Health & Nutrition Expo (NHNE), creating a comprehensive platform that promotes, strengthens, and interacts with the pharmaceutical and health nutrition industry chain. This collaboration aims to accelerate the adjustment of the industrial structure, fostering innovation and collaboration within the industry.

The three shows organized by RX (Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions) are expected to attract more than 2,500 enterprises from the pharmaceutical, health, and nutrition industries at home and abroad to participate in the exhibition. The event will be 160,000 sqm exhibition area and feature more than 100 conference activities, providing valuable insights and networking opportunities for attendees. With an expected participation of over 150,000 industry professionals, API China, PHARMCHINA, and NHNE are set to showcase the latest advancements, trends, and products in the pharmaceutical and health nutrition sectors.

Diverse Attendee Base

With a database of over 5,000 finished drug manufacturers, including 97 in the TOP 100 in China, API China attracts a diverse array of stakeholders, ranging from industry giants to innovative startups. This ensures a rich networking environment conducive to forging partnerships and collaborations.

Strategic Partnerships

API China has forged strategic alliances with prominent domestic associations, including the China Pharmaceutical Industry Association and the China National Pharmaceutical Packaging Association. These partnerships facilitate access to valuable resources and insights, further enhancing the value proposition for attendees.

Focus on Quality and Compliance

As a testament to its commitment to upholding industry standards, API China prioritizes exhibitors who adhere to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines. This ensures that attendees have access to high-quality products and services that meet regulatory requirements.

Knowledge Sharing and Exchange

In addition to the exhibition, API China features a robust conference program featuring thought leaders and experts from the pharmaceutical industry. Attendees can gain valuable insights into emerging trends, regulatory developments, and best practices through a series of seminars, workshops, and panel discussions.

For companies seeking to seize opportunities in the Chinese pharmaceutical market, API China presents a platform for business expansion, knowledge acquisition, and industry networking.

15, Apr 2024
White House Kintsugi Pottery Gift for the Japanese Prime Minister

White House Kintsugi Pottery Gift for the Japanese Prime Minister

Lewes, DE, April 15, 2024 –The Kintsugi pottery of Bachar’s was a crafted stoneware vase. What makes this piece unique is the incorporation of the 23.5K gold Kintsugi process, a Japanese art form that repairs broken pottery with gold, symbolizing the beauty of imperfection and the journey of healing.

Bachar expressed his delight at seeing the Kintsugi metaphor embraced on the international stage. “I am honored to have had the opportunity to share this symbol of renewal and healing as a white House gift to Japan’s leader and his wife,” said Bachar. “The Kintsugi work on this vase represents not only the beauty of imperfection but also the strength found in embracing our flaws and celebrating our journey towards wholeness.”

The link below is to a video showcasing the highlights of the creation process offering a glimpse into the the steps taken and of the White House welcome ceremony.

15, Apr 2024
Delorean Time Machine to attend C2E2 Chicago Comic Con

Delorean Time Machine to attend C2E2 Chicago Comic Con

Chicago, IL, April 15, 2024 — DeloreanRental.com’s Iconic Delorean Time Machine to Make Special Appearance at C2E2, Chicago’s Premier Comic Con

DeloreanRental.com, the leading provider of authentic Delorean Time Machines, is thrilled to announce its participation in this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), taking place from April 26 to April 28 at McCormick Place.

As a highlight of the event, DeloreanRental.com will be showcasing its iconic Delorean Time Machine, famously known from the classic film franchise “Back to the Future.” Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to step inside this legendary vehicle and experience the nostalgia and excitement firsthand.

“We are incredibly excited to bring the Delorean time machine to C2E2,” said Jason Alspaugh, owner of DeloreanRental.com. “It’s not just a car; it’s a symbol of adventure, innovation, and imagination. We can’t wait for fans to immerse themselves in the magic of this beloved cinematic icon.”

In addition to the chance to see the time machine up close, attendees will have the opportunity to take photos inside the car, creating unforgettable memories of their C2E2 experience. DeloreanRental.com will also have knowledgeable staff on hand to answer questions and provide insight into the history and mechanics of the Delorean time machine.

“We invite fans of all ages to join us at C2E2 and take a journey through time with the Delorean,” added Alspaugh “Whether you’re a die-hard ‘Back to the Future’ enthusiast or simply love pop culture, this is an experience you won’t want to miss.”

C2E2, Chicago’s largest comic con, promises an exciting lineup of celebrity guests, panels, exhibitors, and activities for fans of comics, movies, television, gaming, and more.

15, Apr 2024
The Hacker Code the 2nd Book in the Hacker Chronicles by Christopher Dalton

Denver, CO, April 15, 2024 — Christopher Dalton, renowned for his compelling narratives at the nexus of technology and humanity, delivers another masterpiece that resonates with today’s digital zeitgeist. His storytelling not only entertains but provokes thought about the digital world’s impact on society and the individual’s soul.

This novel is not just a story; it’s an exploration of the dreams that drive us and the deceptions that threaten to undo us. “The Hacker Code” is a must-read for anyone fascinated by the promise and peril of our increasingly digital lives.

Fans of technological thrillers and corporate dramas will find “The Hacker Code” a compelling addition to their bookshelves, as Dalton continues to establish himself as a significant voice in the genre.

“The Hacker Code” is available for purchase now.

15, Apr 2024
Sytel Automates the Contact Center

Aylesbury, United Kingdom, April 15, 2024 –Sytel, a UK-based vendor of a Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) cloud platform, has predicted that as automation is introduced to manage service levels in the contact center, the need for supervisor intervention will be reduced by 90%+.

The claim is made as Sytel release their Sytel Real-Time Automation (SRA) solution, which automatically assigns agents to work on queues where the service level is under threat, no matter what the media type.

Sytel CEO Michael McKinlay commented, “Automation of inbound operations is a logical step forward. What is surprising is that it has taken the industry until now to achieve it.

“Does SRA put supervisors out of a job? Automation will do some of the work supervisors currently do, and do it much more efficiently. But no supervisor wants to spend their time stressing about where to pull agents from to help a struggling queue. Automation frees supervisors for higher value tasks, like coaching, encouraging their teams and quality monitoring.”

Supervisors and team leaders aim to keep queues properly staffed during a shift. But this can be derailed by unscheduled events – e.g. absences, shrinkage, spikes in contact volume. This can keep customers waiting longer in queues, causing frustration, and can break Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for BPOs.

McKinlay continued, “Preparation is essential, of course. Workforce Management (WFM) is invaluable in predicting the right staffing needs in advance. But once a shift has started, what do you do when demand outstrips supply?

“WFM can only tell you there’s a problem. It’s usually up to supervisors to figure out where to get extra resources from, without causing more trouble.

“But this job has become increasingly complex, even impossible. That’s especially true for larger contact centers needing to manage customer engagements across voice as well as web chat, email, SMS, WhatsApp, etc.”

Contact centers have traditionally coped by bringing non-front-line staff in to handle calls (“queue busting”) and offering to call customers back while keeping their place in the queue (“queueback”).

“These practices maintain the illusion that service levels are under control,” says McKinlay. “But really they create more short-term demand, and increase the cost of servicing by failing to resolve issues first time. These should be methods of last resort, not everyday occurrences.

“The best answer? Automation. SRA is making the best possible decisions automatically, literally second by second, so that any supply/ demand imbalance is shared between queues, and no single service level falls off a cliff. Automated service level management ensures that no agent time is wasted, keeps wait times for customers low, and, crucially, offers supervisors freedom from the stress of managing service levels manually.

“The ‘brain’ at the center of Sytel’s CCaaS platform is the Automatic Session Distributor (ASD™), which holds the current state of everything in memory; all agents with their different skills, all sessions in all channels, all queues, each with its target service level. It has authority to take action across all work queues, outbound as well as inbound. And it is the ‘brain’ which is providing the resources to SRA to do its dynamic management, constantly updating all queue states and assignments second by second.

“It’s a big win for the power of AI and a huge win for CX as customer wait times are now kept under control,” said McKinlay.

15, Apr 2024
Thailand Announces New IYBC 2024 Dates

Bangkok, Thailand, April 15, 2024 –Today the new dates of the International Youth Basketball Championships 2024 (IYBC 2024) were announced. The four-day tournament, organized by the Parent Group of Thai Youth Basketball Players and supported by the Basketball Sport Association of Thailand (BSAT) will take place from August 2-5, 2024 at Rugby School Thailand, Chonburi Province, Thailand.

“We’re pleased that the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has approved the International Youth Basketball Championships (IYBC) for the second year. This shows the FIBA always values and continues to encourage the development of youth basketball in the region.

“The International Youth Basketball Championships (IYBC) has proven to be a platform that serves and promotes our commitment as was evident from the previous tournament in April 2023 which saw 4,300 participants across 42 teams from Thailand and abroad. I do believe that the IYBC 2024 will continue to offer broader and more challenging experiences for our young athletes,” said BSAT President Mr. Nipondh Chawalitmontien.

Mr. Nataphol Teepsuwan, Owner of Rugby School stated that Rugby School of Thailand is a co-educational, international school for day and boarding students aged 2-18. The school recognizes the importance of education outside, as well as within the classroom. It develops mind, body and spirit – educating the “whole person.”

“Our School’s state-of-the-art 80-acre campus always promotes a healthy, active student lifestyle. Therefore, a lot of International school and community sporting activities have taken place at our school over the past 2 years. We also would like to extend an invitation to the athletes and coaches to experience our on-campus accommodations, food and beverages while they join the IYBC 2024 in Thailand,” added Mr. Teepsuwan.

The Parent Group of Thai Youth Basketball Players, the IYBC 2024 organizer, strives to deliver a great experience for international teams while also accommodating their needs. Coach Federico Samson and Coach Sheng Yang (Jim) Kao, both dedicated coaches with extensive experience in youth basketball development and activities, have been assigned to actively engage with teams from all over the world.

More than 800 athletes from 60 teams around the world are expected to participate in the competition, which will be played across boys’ and girls’ divisions in four age groups: under-12s, under-14s, under-16s and under-18s. The IYBC 2024 tournament will be conducted in strict adherence to the 5-on-5 rules of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

The IYBC 2024 tournament has already received positive responses from teams from Australia, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, UAE, USA and Vietnam and has extended the early bird registration for overseas teams to April 30, 2024.

15, Apr 2024
ISMG’s Fraud, Security & Risk Management Summit

Princeton, NJ, April 15, 2024 — ISMG is pleased to announce the forthcoming Fraud, Security & Risk Management Summit, scheduled to take place in New York on April 25, 2024. This summit serves as a critical platform for C-suite leaders, policymakers, and cybersecurity and IT experts to convene, share insights, and strategize effective responses to emerging threats.

Amid the rapid proliferation of digital connectivity and technological advancements, the Fraud Summit serves as a compass for security practitioners, navigating both the expansive opportunities and intricate challenges defining contemporary cybersecurity.

Tackling Online Payment Fraud

Studies show that online payment fraud is predicted to cost businesses $343 billion between 2023 and 2027. To empower organizations to combat emerging threats effectively, ISMG’s Fraud Summit will lead discussions at the forefront of payment fraud prevention. Topics will encompass a nuanced exploration of security issues such as account takeovers and synthetic identity theft.

The summit’s agenda is tailor-made to address critical themes, including enhancing security posture, third-party risk management, cyber governance, 5G network security and the principles of zero trust.

“The Fraud Summit is a pivotal part of ISMG events portfolio – evolving every year along with advancing technologies, changing consumer behaviors, and sophisticated cybercriminal tactics,” said Jennifer Eisenhofer, VP, events, ISMG. “Our stellar lineup of leading experts will guide discussions on pivotal topics, and provide attendees with a unique opportunity to gain unparalleled insights and engage directly with top experts in the field.”

Expert Strategies for Cyber Resilience

A roster of seasoned experts, including La Monte Yarborough, CISO at HHS; Laura Deaner, CISO at Northwestern Mutual; Fred Harris, global head of risk and compliance at Citi; and David Sheidlower, chief information security and privacy officer at Turner Construction Company, will share their perspectives and experiences, equipping attendees with the latest strategies for navigating the complex cybersecurity landscape.

“The Fraud Summit in the heart of New York City is a testament to ISMG’s commitment to advancing the cybercrime dialogue globally. In 2024, we embark on our second decade of live events – an ongoing journey to redefine industry standards, guided by expert discussions and innovative strategies,” said Tom Field, SVP, editorial, ISMG. “This summit is more than an event; it’s a catalyst for collaboration, shaping a future where organizations navigate the digital landscape with resilience and strategic foresight.”

Solution Room: Deepfakes, Real Stakes

The agenda unfolds with immersive sessions that take attendees on a journey into the intricacies of the global threat landscape, unveiling revolutionary strategies to counter new and evolving threats deployed by adversaries. The spotlight will also shine on the dynamic relationship between cybersecurity leaders and IT departments, exploring collaborative tactics necessary to safeguard against escalating cyberthreats.

The summit will explore incident response strategies through an interactive Solution Room exercise, hosted jointly by the United States Secret Service and CyberEdBoard. This meticulously crafted session simulates a sophisticated cyberattack, allowing participants to enhance strategic response capabilities against a deep fake incident targeting a corporate executive.

Ethical AI for Fraud Prevention: Balancing Act

Sessions will delve deep into the ethical considerations surrounding the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in fraud prevention, addressing the delicate balance between effective fraud detection and the protection of individual privacy. This transformative discussion aims to equip attendees with a robust framework for ethical AI deployment, ensuring the integrity of their fraud prevention efforts while upholding privacy rights.

From the immediate aftermath of the Target breach and the lasting impact of SolarWinds and Log4j to the swift evolution of generative AI, ISMG Summits series has consistently stood as a premier platform for education and dialogue surrounding the industry’s most critical concerns.

ISMG’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge content and fostering collaborative discussions ensures that this summit will leave an indelible mark on the landscape of digital security. Attendees will depart armed with actionable takeaways, fortified connections, and a renewed perspective, ready to navigate the ongoing challenges of the cybersecurity landscape with resilience and innovation.

15, Apr 2024
NearStream Introduces NearStream VM46

Las Vegas, CA, April 15, 2024 — NearStream, a pioneering leader in innovative live streaming technology, is thrilled to announce the debut of VM46, its groundbreaking 4K wireless Multicam live streaming solution, at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) event.

Designed to revolutionize the way professionals capture and broadcast live events, VM46 boasts unparalleled features that redefine industry standards. With NearStream’s advanced technology, users can effortlessly capture stunning 4K footage from multiple angles, ensuring an immersive viewing experience for audiences worldwide.

“We’re excited to introduce VM46 at NAB 2024,” said Andy Xin, CEO at NearStream. “This cutting-edge solution represents a significant leap forward in live streaming technology, offering broadcasters, content creators, and event organizers the tools they need to elevate their productions to new heights.”

Key features of VM46 include:

High-definition 4K video capture: Experience crystal-clear visuals with 10x optical zoom and 6x digital zoom for stunning detail and clarity.

Seamless wireless connectivity: Eliminate the hassle of cables and cords with NearStream’s reliable wireless technology via WiFi or phone’s hotspot.

Multicam support: Effortlessly switch between multiple camera angles in real-time for dynamic live productions via the NearStream Multicam App.

Intuitive control interface: Streamline your workflow with NearStream’s user-friendly Multicam App, designed for ease of use and efficiency.

Robust reliability: Built to withstand the rigors of live broadcasting, VM46 delivers consistent performance you can depend on.

Attendees of NAB 2024 are invited to visit NearStream’s booth C4751 to experience VM46 firsthand and learn more about its groundbreaking features.