Hisense was identified in “BrandZ Top 10 Chinese Global Brand Builders”

BEIJING, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BrandZ Top 50 Chinese Global Brand Builders report was released today by WPP, in collaboration with Google. The report identifies and ranks 50 Chinese brands across nine categories based on their strength outside of China, and provides insights and recommendations for global brand building. Hisense ranked number 9th and won the “fastest growing electronics and home appliance brand” title. The report takes an in-depth look at the Chinese brands that are making an impact with consumers in international markets and provides a rich seam of thought-provoking insights on how Chinese companies can successfully build their brands on a global scale. This is the second time that WPP has collaborated with Google to launch the Brand Ranking, a survey that combines data from 7 countries and more than 395,000 consumers. BrandZ™ is the world’s largest brand equity database, covering 53 countries, 120,000 brands and is the most authoritative brand valuation methodology worldwide.

Being one of “BrandZ Top 10 Chinese Global Brand Builders” is a result of Hisense’s brand power and its global strategy. Up to now, Hisense owns 18 overseas companies in Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Southeast Asia. It has 3 overseas production bases to ensure its own supply chain and has 12 R&D institutions worldwide. In the “China National Image Global Survey” released by China International Publishing Group, Hisense was one of the “Top Ten most familiar Chinese brands to overseas citizens” for two consecutive years. The growth is in part due to the rapid pace at which China’s electronics and home appliance business are pursuing global expansion, also a result of Hisense’s stickiness to build its own brand awareness and persistence in global market.

Hisense Group’s total sales revenue increased 10.7% in 2017 and overseas revenue increased 21.3%. The brand sales revenue of Hisense International increased 19.6% compared to last year. In the meantime, based on the customs statistics, Hisense’s export sales of air conditioners and TVs increased by 28.3% and 34.4% separately. With the absence of significant changes in international demand, Hisense still maintained a rapid growth, which is a result of the brand effect.

The Belt and Road Initiative has been more than 3 years. Hisense’s high-end products have played a key role in the overseas development of Hisense. The self-developed ULED technology, overseas operation system, excellent product performance and outstanding local supply chain have guaranteed Hisense to give effective and timely feedback to the market. 2018 FIFA World Cup™ is approaching. Hisense will move forward to not only build global brand but to build an innovative global brand with higher value, to drive the growth and global strategy with sports marketing. Hisense is at the forefront of electronics and home appliance industry, and its pursuit of new technology will fuel business growth and power its global brand awareness at an incredible pace.

YPO to Host World’s Top Business Leaders and Innovators at 2018 YPO EDGE in Singapore

DALLAS, Feb. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For two days this March, YPO, the global leadership organization for chief executives, will host 2,000 business leaders and innovators from more than 130 countries at the YPO EDGE in Singapore.

Each year, YPO EDGE, the largest gathering of CEOs from around the world, brings together thought leaders, creators and visionaries who are providing new perspectives insights, ideas, technologies and innovations.

The guiding theme of the 2018 EDGE in Singapore is Defy Convention, and the agenda is designed to spark idea exchange and redefine the rules in the entrepreneurial spirit of innovation. The EDGE will explore advances in technology, medicine, health, transportation, machine learning, cybersecurity and more, featuring speakers and resources in business, entertainment, technology, health, philanthropy, science and more.

“Singapore is an ideal host city for the YPO EDGE, as the global gateway to the worlds of business, technology and culture,” said Scott Mordell, CEO of YPO. “YPO is thrilled to host its landmark annual event in Singapore, creating opportunities for business leaders to become better leaders and make a significant impact.”

More than 40 internationally renowned speakers will be sharing their inspirational stories and transformational innovations including:

  • Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore
  • HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Queen Consort Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Billie Jean King, American former World No. 1 professional tennis player
  • Orit Gadiesh, Chairman, Bain and Company
  • Yossi Ghinsberg, Adventurer, Author, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian
  • Amin Toufani, Faculty at Singularity University and CEO of T Labs

Speakers at previous YPO EDGE events include Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of the Virgin Group; Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company; Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and general secretary of the National League for Democracy; and Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

“At the 2018 YPO EDGE in Singapore, YPO business leaders will defy convention and leave with new perspectives, ideas and insights that will empower them to positively impact their businesses, their communities and their lives,” said YPO EDGE Chair N.K, Tong.

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“League delay would cost us more money” – Hearts of Oak PRO

Accra- Mr Kwame Opare Addo, Communications Manager of Hearts of Oak Sporting Club, has expressed worry over the sudden indefinite postponement of the 2017/2018 Ghana Premier League (GPL), scheduled for February 11 at all league centers.

The 2017/18 GPL and related activities were put on hold, after Accra Great Olympics, secured a court injunction preventing the GFA from starting the league this weekend.

The injunction means premier league clubs, would have to wait for the GFA to battle Great Olympics in court, before paving the way for the start of the season.

Mr Addo in an interview with the GNA Sports said, the postponement would have a significant effect on their plans for the season.

He said the delay would bring more financial stress on the club, since they have to spend extra money on camping the players and wait for the new date.

The change of plans would affect all clubs in the GPL clubs, would incur extra cost to prepare since there would be a further extension of the league proceedings, Mr Addo said.

Player psyche would also be affected as they would have to wait for the unknown. So indeed everyone involved would be affected and that includes the supporters as well, he added.

Source: Ghana News Agency

“Don’t blame Olympics for league injunction” – Hearts PRO

Accra – Mr Kwame Opare Addo, the Public Relations Officer for Accra Hearts Of Oak has said Accra Great Olympics cannot be blamed for exercising, what he described as their legal right after putting the 2017/18 Ghana Premier League (GPL), season on hold.

The management of Great Olympics lead by the Mr. Commodore Mensah – General Manager, on Monday afternoon served the Ghana Football Association (GFA) with a court injunction letter, barring the Association from holding any activity that had got connection with the GPL.

The GFA after receiving the letter had to cancel the launch of the new league season which was fixed for the Tuesday evening at the Football Association’s headquarters in Accra.

With the latest twist to events, it is still unclear when an already delayed 2017/18 season would start.

Mr Addo, in an interview with the GNA Sports admitted that even though the timing was bad, Olympics had done nothing out of the law.

On Saturday I heard he (Commodore) was going to do this before the league starts. Hearing this news this afternoon makes me feel Olympics have done what they feel is in their legal right, Mr Addo said.

I do not think anybody should blame them for the action they took, so far as it is within the law. We can only complain with regards to the timing but not the action.

The timing on the contrary will affect planning of coaches as well as various plans of teams, he added.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Accra City Hotel ready to begin project for best conference facility

Accra- Accra City Hotel, a multiple award-winning Ghanaian Four-star brand, has cut the sod to begin the construction of a multi-purpose facility, aimed at attracting and hosting top-notch local and international events.

The ultra-modern five-storey facility is designed to enhance the services available at the hotel.

The phenomenal vision would deliver enhancements, which include a plush 400-seater conference hall, leisure amenities, a specialty/ themed restaurant, cinema, state of the art gym equipment, as well as a classy sky-bar with breath-taking views overlooking the business enclave of Accra.

Construction is expected to be completed in 18 months.

At the ground breaking ceremony, in Accra, Mr Emmanuel Abraham Folson, Chairman of the Board of the Hotel, explained that the purpose of the project was to ultimately position the Hotel as the leading four-star brand in Ghana.

He stated: We want to position Accra City Hotel as the epicenter of the hospitality industry. It is already leading in the four-star category, but we are determined to make it a hotel that best typifies Ghanaian hospitality.

We believe that this new phase of development is what we need to reach that goal.

Mr Emmanuel Adu-Sarkodee, the Executive Director of Accra City Hotel, in an interview, said the Hotel would continue to embark on various initiatives and projects that would not only distinguish itself, but also tout Ghana’s credentials as the preferred leisure and business destination in the Sub-region.

On completion, there will be a new Accra City Hotel, a hotel that can meet every hospitality and leisure demand of any magnitude, from the local to the international market, he said.

Mr Roman Krabel, the General Manager, also assured all stakeholders that the Hotel had made adequate arrangements for all guests to continue to enjoy uninterrupted services, while construction continued.

He stated: Our guests can rest assured that the construction will neither affect our operations nor their service experience.

Accra City Hotel, a member of Ghana Club 100 and a World Luxury Award winner, has in the past couple of years excelled in delivering first rate hospitality experience for the Ghanaian and international market.

Accra City hotel is the first and only International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certified hotel in Ghana.

Source: Ghana News Agency