The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-13T10:32:17Z The Executive Centre launches the 'What Is An Office' campaign 2021-04-13T10:32:17Z the-executive-centre-launches-the-what-is-an-office-campaign      HONG KONG, Apr 10, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The pandemic has led to the greatest debate of all time - do people even need an office and if so, what do they want? Today, The Executive Centre (TEC), the leading premium flexible workspace provider across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, launches the "What Is An Office" campaign, which examines the elements that make up a dynamic, productive workspace. The campaign consists of a brand video, plus 4 product videos that examines how the workforce views the role of an office and asks the central question, "What Is An Office?" The short films explore how a positive working environment and agile working practices can help business operations, shedding light on the fundamental importance of a multi-purpose office to a company's success."The break from office has pushed people to reconsider what they require to create a positive working environment. People are waking up to the fact that an office should be more than four walls around a desk. It is a space which fosters collaboration, communication and creativity," said Paul Salnikow, TEC Founder and CEO. "While human interaction proves to be crucial for work and life, people are also keen to enjoy variety in work options, the future of work is shifting from purely remote to a hybrid model. Flexibility is key in future workplace strategies because choice has become an invaluable asset; people want to choose to access workstations, meeting rooms and breakout areas when they need it, and corporations are realising that incorporating a flexible element can also positively impact their bottom line."TEC has found that the need for more flexible lease terms, robust technological infrastructure and internet connectivity for virtual get-togethers, as well as spacious event venues to host socially distanced conferences, and even on-demand passes to support their remote working teams has dramatically increased in the last year.A whitepaper report will also be released for free public download on the campaign website that looks into the history and future trends of office development, plus TEC's approach to office design strategy.What is an office?  Your work, your space, your choice.Visit the campaign website HERE.The campaign videos can be viewed HERE.  About The Executive CentreThe Executive Centre (TEC) opened its doors in Hong Kong in 1994 and today boasts over 150+ Centres in 32 cities and 14 markets.The Executive Centre caters to ambitious professionals and industry leaders looking for more than just an office space -- they are looking for a place for their organization to thrive. TEC has cultivated an environment designed for success with a global network spanning Greater China, Southeast Asia, North Asia, India, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, and Australia, with sights to go further and grow faster. Each Executive Centre offers a prestigious address with the advanced infrastructure to pre-empt, meet, and exceed the needs of its Members. Walking with Members through every milestone and achievement, The Executive Centre empowers ambitious professionals and organizations to succeed.Privately owned and headquartered in Hong Kong, TEC provides first class Private and Shared Workspaces, Business Concierge Services, and Meeting & Conference facilities to suit any business needs.  For more information please visit www.executivecentre.com. Office Hub Releases the Last Ever Annual Coworking Market Report by Launching Co-Stats - A Live Market Report Platform 2021-04-13T05:16:28Z office-hub-releases-the-last-ever-annual-coworking-market-report-by-launching-co-stats-a-live-market-report-platform Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Office Hub, the world’s leading marketplace for flexible workspace, just launched the last ever annual Coworking Market Report. Replacing the annual report is Co-Stats, the world’s first live reporting platform for the flexible workspace industry.   Covid-19 showed the world that annual reports are only as good as the next pandemic. Flexible workspace statistics are extremely volatile to supply and demand changes, Co-Stats is a free-to-access platform reporting monthly on all the data for any location in the click of a button. “Our Proptech platform has combined over 60,000 listings and 50,000 tenant searches to generate rich statistical data on the supply of flex space, the persona of the tenant search and the values of the deals that complete.” says Grant Philipp, CEO & Founder of Office Hub. Report Findings ​​ In April 2020, demand for flex space dropped by 82 per cent and deals won down 91 per cent Annual decline of demand for flex space by 7.1 per cent Average annual discount applied to flex space listings was 14.9 per cent The average desk price dropped to $577 per month 80 per cent of all spaces applied a discount to their available spaces 79 per cent of all tenant searches needed space for 1-5 people 46 per cent of all companies looking for space had no current business address $18,137 was the average contract value  3.2 desks was the average size of signed agreement  61 per cent of all listings were peer-to-peer shared 85 per cent of Office Hub enquiries requested private office space Ground floor and no lifts in suburbia saw sublets overtake the demand for coworking/serviced office sector with 54 per cent of deals heading to this category.You can download the full The Australian Coworking Report 2020 here and explore Co-Stats for your free custom report here. “2021 will be the biggest year for flexible space ever as the world emerges from Covid and businesses close off on their strategy to house their teams. With Co-Stats you don’t have to wait an entire year for the next report to find out how the industry did, we have it live, online and free for everyone to share” says Grant Philipp. ### About Co-Stats Office Hub's Co-Stats tracks and reports on the entire flexible workspace market in real time so you always have access to the latest statistics, numbers and results for the coworking industry. Co-Stats data is updated dynamically on a monthly basis so you can search for the facts you need, when you need them. Launched in 2021 and evolving every minute. www.office-hub.com/au/co-stats About Office Hub Founded in 2014, Office Hub is the world’s leading marketplace for coworking, serviced and shared offices. It’s a homegrown Aussie business with one simple goal: revolutionise the way people rent commercial space around the world. Specialising in Proptech, Office Hub offers a free independent service to help people find the perfect flexible workspace for their business, powered by next-generation technology and an award-winning service team. www.office-hub.com/au/ MOB BOSS MICHAEL FRANZESE MAKES YOU AN OFFER YOU SHOULDN'T REFUSE 2021-04-13T03:43:48Z mob-boss-michael-franzese-makes-you-an-offer-you-shouldn-t-refuse MOB BOSS MAKES YOU AN OFFER YOU SHOULDNT REFUSE HOW MOB BOSS MADE MILLIONS   # MICHAEL FRANZESE’s OFFER YOU SHOULDN’T REFUSE# LEARN HOW TO NEGOTIATE IN BUSINESS LIKE THE MAFIA# HOW TO DO BUSINESS LIKE A BOSS# MADE MAN TEACHES YOU HOW TO BECOME A “wise guy”# EXCLUSIVE “sit down” LIVESTREAM Former Captain of New York’s Colombo organised crime family, Michael Franzese will speak at an Australian exclusive live “Sit Down”  HOW TO DO BUSINESS LIKE A BOSS to tell all about how he spent his time making millions as a Mob Boss on Thursday April 22nd at 11am. Free registration at www.mesiti.com/boss Once described by a Vanity Fair journalist, as “making the most money since Al Capone”, Franzese will share the tricks of the trade and all the negotiating business techniques he used to help him become the youngest person listed on Fortune Magazine’s 50 most wealthy and powerful MOB bosses. Michael, who was at one stage making $8 million dollars a week, will share his proven street-smart strategies that livestream attendees can take away and implement in business straight away! Michael Franzese says, “You’re really going to benefit from this live stream! I encourage everybody to sign up as soon as they can, with limited spaces it’s going to go quick and this really is an offer you shouldn’t refuse!”. About Michael Franzese Michael Franzese grew up as the son of the notorious Underboss of New York’s violent and feared Colombo crime family. At his most affluent, Michael was generating an estimated $5 to $8 million per week from legal and illegal businesses and in 1986, was named one of the biggest money earners the mob had seen since Al Capone, by Vanity Fair. At the age of 35, Fortune Magazine listed him as number 18 on its list of the “Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses,” just 5 behind John Gotti. All that was to change when Michael met a beautiful dancer from California named Camille Garcia whose beauty and faith caused Michael to do the unthinkable – walk away from the mob. Nobody of his rank had ever just walked away – and lived. Until now. This former “Prince of the Mafia” is now a man on a mission determined to use the compelling experiences of his former life for the benefit of others seeking redemption and forgiveness and continues to bring record attendance to events all over the country.    SYSPRO rebrands as it commits to securing a digital future for global manufactures and distributors 2021-04-12T23:36:24Z syspro-rebrands-as-it-commits-to-securing-a-digital-future-for-global-manufactures-and-distributors Melbourne, 13 April 2021 - SYSPRO, an industry-built ERP software solution designed to make things possible in key manufacturing and distribution industries, has unveiled its re-energised brand, visual identity and positioning to the market. The new brand tagline and positioning signifies SYSPRO’s evolving offering to the market and how the business continues to be committed to guide customers to secure a digital future.  Over the past year, manufacturers and distributors have had to contend with global vulnerabilities and disruptive forces. Many have now shown a sense of urgency in accelerating their digital transformation journeys for long-term resiliency. The industry has realised that digital transformation is now indispensable in translating efficiency and productivity gains back into the business. With industry needs top of mind, SYSPRO redefined its message to resonate with customers as they take their next step – whether it is expanding into new territories, adding new product lines, transforming business processes, or driving innovation.   According to Sandra Fraga, SYSPRO Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, “Our customers are looking for trusted advisors and industry specialists that understand their need to deliver value, drive operational efficiencies, control costs and drive bottom line results. As a pledge of commitment to help manufacturers to remain resilient, we have changed our tagline to ‘Say Yes to Next.’  Underpinned by purpose, this tagline will be embodied within every customer interaction as we lead them through significant growth. We believe this will really resonate with our customers as they say yes – to the next idea, the next opportunity, the next possibility, and to achieve more.”  The rebrand also talks to SYSPRO’s adaptability to align with industry trends and leverage emerging technologies that will enable partners and customers to have a competitive advantage. Built from experience and made for manufacturers, SYSPRO Cloud ERP has been developed with this in mind.  “In today’s environment, businesses need to evolve faster, expand quicker, collaborate across the business and serve customers better by delivering tangible business value. While manufacturers have realised that they need to review their current technology solutions to meet the challenges of the future head-on, the key to success in this new digital era is selecting an ERP platform with cloud capabilities to embrace innovation to transform their business for enhanced growth and long-term sustainability,” notes Fraga.   With a new look and feel, SYSPRO’s primary focus will remain on ensuring the delivery of a high-quality ERP solution and experience to the market.  “As industries continue to navigate through uncharted territory, we have an opportunity to reset and transform their businesses for future growth and digital innovation. As trusted advisors, we look at delivering next generation technologies built for the industries and sectors we serve. We understand that industry leaders don’t wait, they build the next,” concludes Fraga.  For more on SYSPRO Cloud ERP, visit:  https://www.syspro.com/product/business-digitization/cloud-erp/   Archibald Williams wins atWork Australia account 2021-04-12T22:02:21Z archibald-williams-wins-atwork-australia-account Following a competitive pitch, independent agency, Archibald Williams has won the atWork Australia account and been tasked with launching the new employment services campaign, highlighting that work is for everyone.   This is the first time atWork Australia has used the services of an agency for above the line messaging. Archibald Williams will handle TV, OOH, Digital and Social Media for the account and will launch the new campaign this week.   atWork Australia is an employment services provider supporting clients looking for work, including those living with disability, injury or health conditions; and those living with disadvantages, e.g. socioeconomic.  atWork Australia also supports Australian businesses looking to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, through candidate supply, diversity and inclusion workforce planning.    Sotir Kondov, Executive General Manager of atWork Australia said: “The organisation is extremely excited for its first national brand campaign.  We are committed to providing truly excellent employment support services, making a real difference to people’s lives and helping employers to find great people for their business. We are true believers that sustainable work is good for your health, including your mental health, and that a diverse and inclusive workforce is good for business. The line ‘Work’s for everyone’ is a great encapsulation of our mission to ensure that people living with disability, injury, health condition or disadvantage have equal access to fulfilling work, and that employers realise the benefits of a diverse, inclusive workforce.”    “It has been such a privilege to partner with atWork Australia and highlight the crucial role they play in helping all Australians find employment,” said Kiranpreet Kaur, Head of Client & Strategic Services at Archibald Williams.   “Having a job brings purpose and meaning to everyone.  This campaign puts value on the skills that are incredible valued in the workplace, and shows how they are developed in spades from living with a disability every day,” she added.   This is the first time atWork Australia has used the services of an agency for above the line messaging. Archibald Williams will handle TV, OOH, Digital and Social Media for the account and will launch the new campaign in April.   View the tvc here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex1O5ZMNeRs     Team: atWork Australia Sotir Kondov – DES Executive General Manager Katherine Newton – DES Marketing Communications Manager Josephine Hanschmann – DES Marketing Communications Lead   Archibald Williams Tom Selby - Senior Writer  Chris d’Arbon - Senior Art Director Matt Gilmour - Executive Creative Director Amanda Slatyer - Agency Producer  Kiranpreet Kaur - Head of Client and Strategic Services  Mabel Tu - Senior Account Manager    Best Boy Productions Jack Stephens – Producer Kauis Potter – Director Don Buppapirak – Director of Photography Chris Grundy – Stills Photographer     What is white labelling? 2021-04-12T14:09:36Z what-is-white-labeling-wildjar-1 You may be unfamiliar with the term ‘white labelling’, but familiar with the concept. Many industries, from grocery retailers to IT services, use white labelling as a means of selling goods or services that are produced elsewhere under their own brand. The term was derived from the process of “whiting out” text on a piece of paper so that it can be re-written. An example of white labelling can be found at your local supermarket. Many of the products on shelf are manufactured at the same facility, but are sold under different brand names. Supermarket home brands are some of the most common - they pay for a product to be manufactured, but put their own label on it. Why? Aside from the obvious cost benefit, it is almost impossible for one entity to have the production capabilities for every single product it sells. Companies outsource their manufacturing to entities that do have the appropriate resources, saving them time and money and allowing them to focus on growing other areas of their business. The same concept applies to digital software. Developing your own company-branded software or portal requires extensive testing, funding and skills that many agencies simply don’t have. With so many solutions already available, it makes sense to take advantage of white labelling.  Benefits Of White Labelling Building Credibility Consistent branding is crucial, particularly when it comes to digital marketing. Agencies need to present a cohesive image to clients; and that’s where white labelling comes into play. Having your branding on reports and portals can strengthen your business’ credibility and improve brand awareness. More Services If your services are currently limited to in-house, purchasing third-party software can allow your business to expand its offerings. Think targeted campaigns, improved client data and seamless integrations. It’s all about investing in the right resources to ensure your business runs smoothly. Customer Loyalty Build customer loyalty by offering solutions they can access. Improve your client retention with a range of services, minimising their need to look elsewhere. Each time a customer accesses your services, they’ll be met with consistency - allowing them to return time and time again. Added Support In an ideal world, technology operates perfectly 100% of the time. Realistically, that’s not always the case. Purchasing white label software comes with the buffer of troubleshooting support from the developer, saving you the worry when something goes wrong. High Quality Companies that create software that is available for white labelling invest the time, energy and resources into developing high-quality solutions, so you don’t have to. White labelling is an industry in itself, with companies taking advantage of advances in technology to ensure their software is competitive. Ensure your clients have access to high-quality solutions by investing in white labelling.  Finding the right solution  At WildJar, we provide advanced software solutions that are easy to use, so you can focus more on building your business. With seamless integration available to collate your existing resources, it’s simpler to generate, track and implement strategies to keep your business ticking. Our call tracking platform was built with Agencies in mind. All of our Agency plans come with a whitelabel solution, using your own branded URL, logos and colour scheme to fit your brand. Our channel partner program is the easiest and quickest way to deliver a cutting edge call tracking solution to your clients, whilst generating an additional revenue stream for your business. Book a demo today and find out why more businesses worldwide are turning to WildJar for their business solutions. Media Publishares and VIDY to develop NFT platform for fashion, arts and music community 2021-04-12T05:39:21Z media-publishares-and-vidy-to-develop-nft-platform-for-fashion-arts-and-music-community      SINGAPORE, Apr 12, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Media Publishares, publishers of Vogue, Esquire, Robb Report and Buro in Singapore, announce a partnership with VIDY to launch and develop an NFT platform catering to the fashion, arts and music industry.Founded by Singaporean techpreneur Matthew Lim and Harvard University alumni Patrick Colangelo, VIDY is a blockchain-powered digital advertising tool that rewards viewers with native cryptocurrency, VIDYCOIN. Having implemented VIDY's technology across Media Publishares' titles, the partnership between the two companies grew organically given their shared 'digital first' approach and innovative thinking.The NFT platform - slated to launch in Q3 of 2021 - celebrates arts and culture within a 360-degree navigable virtual environment showcasing digital fashion, art, music and design. Key features of the platform include minting, trading and auctioning of NFTs through a tokenised system along with the ability to host social interaction.Focused on building virtual creativity as a skill set while promoting sustainable consumption, the platform will donate a percentage of NFT sales towards organisations tackling real-world problems to ensure a positive connection between the virtual and physical worlds."The NFT market grew over 229% since 2020 to reach over USD500 million. However, it's still in early stages and has a long way to go with regards to infrastructure development. With the metaverse and rise of digital models, people will be able to live in a parallel virtual world where they can own a digital identity and purchase items not just in a digital file, but as any unique asset in their virtual land, similar to their physical world," says Lim."For this new NFT platform, VIDY will lead the technology and blockchain development given our unique experience in dealing with traditional businesses and crypto. We are confident we will create the finest platform that will boost the NFT world by allowing seamless participation from the traditional fashion, art and music communities."The NFT platform will target a digitally savvy audience looking for luxury items with low environmental impact while also engaging creators exploring a virtual identity for their designs and new revenue streams for their craft."Media Publishares has always been ahead of the curve with its innovative approach to storytelling as lead by our anchor titles Vogue, Esquire, Robb Report and Buro Singapore", says Michael von Schlippe, President of Media Publishares."What we see is a new creative renaissance where creativity and technology are driving change together. By creating an NFT platform, which essentially acts as a virtual marketplace between creatives and users, it allows us to provide a unique shoppable platform coupled with content for the community in the form of education, interaction and entertainment," adds von Schlippe.Titles under Media Publishares have gained global recognition for their approach to content creation. Notable projects include Esquire Singapore's 'Artificial Intelligence Issue' that won Gold at the Native Advertising Awards in Berlin and Vogue Singapore's digital-only launch in August 2020 with a 360-degree microsite 'Vogue Studio', amongst others.About VIDYEstablished in 2016, VIDY was a San Francisco based video web tech start-up company founded by Harvard Undergrad Patrick Colangelo and former Credit Suisse Investment Banker Matthew Lim. In 2018, VIDY started to incorporate blockchain technology into its product to allow a decentralized reward economy to exist seamlessly across its publishing partners. Today, Vidy's technology is used by over 70 global media publishers such as the likes of CNN Indonesia, CNBC Indonesia, Vogue Singapore, Esquire Singapore among many others, with over 10bn of monthly page views of inventory, and a user exposure of over 150mn monthly. VIDY has two native cryptocurrency tokens; VIDY and VIDYX, both of which are integral to the Vidy Rewarding, E-Commerce and NFT Ecosystem. For more information on VIDY, please visit www.vidy.com.About Media PublisharesMedia Publishares is a dynamic media company that specialises in impactful storytelling characterised by creativity, captivating visuals and the engagement of innovative technology. Headquartered in Singapore, Media Publishares, previously Indochine Media, has over 10 year's experience in digital communication, luxury print publishing, and events across Southeast Asia. A full-service publisher with over 80 employees in the region - from editorial and events to video and design production - Media Publishares operates in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines and is continuously expanding its portfolio to further strengthen its presence in the publishing industry. Anchor brands currently include Buro, Esquire, Robb Report, Luxury Guide and Vogue Singapore. For more information on Media Publishares, please visit www.mediapublishares.com.sg. ANZ forecasted a 17% growth in 2021 for housing prices 2021-04-12T04:16:01Z anz-forecasted-a-17-growth-in-2021-for-housing-prices Australian house prices are forecast to see their sharpest rise since the 1980s. ANZ bank, along with the other Big Four are tipping house prices to soar by a massive 17% cent this year across our capital cities – marking the fastest pace of growth since the late 1980s. In the first half of 2020, ANZ forecast a 10% decline in property prices. By the last quarter of 2020 they backflipped and said predicted a 10% growth. Fast forward to March 2021 and that prediction for 2021 is 17%. So far 2021 has seen a 9% national rise this year, but a number of factors have increased this forecast significantly. The property market is now booming as buyers take advantage of record-low interest rates, very low levels of immigration, government programs and money saved during the coronavirus recession. While this news may not be welcomed by first home buyers that are looking to get into the market, it however is good news for investors. Increase in property values will allow them to use the increase of equity to take advantage of rising prices and get into a growing market. Now is the time to take advantage of the opportunities the current property markets are offering. As always speak to a property expert as markets are moving on, but not all properties are going to increase in value. Download our FREE e-book and you too can take advantage of the property market. The headline of all major newspapers these days is the ‘booming property market’ but not many people are talking about how to take advantage of a booming market. Growing up you were probably taught by your parents to get a good education, a good job, buy a home, work really hard and pay off your home (place of residence) debt. You’ve heard the saying “work smarter not harder” Our parents strategy is simply not the ‘smartest’ way to build wealth in this type of economy. Similarly, it is also a great time to consider comparing and refinancing your home loan, as you could be on a much higher rate that could be available to you.   Our property markets move through cycles, from booms to busts and back again. So is now the time to buy? The fact is, any time could be a bad time for you personally to buy a property, or it could be the best time to buy! There are however some external factors that are indicating that now is a great time to invest if you are financially prepared.   Download our FREE e-book and you too can take advantage of the property market.   Introducing Critical Control Management (CCM) 2021-04-12T03:04:16Z introducing-critical-control-management-ccm We are very excited to launch a new and novel technology that has a significant impact on operations. Our Critical Control Management (CCM) module is for High Risk Industries that demand foolproof Control Performance. CCM drives integrated action when controls are compromised. The module: Records Critical Risks, Controls and Performance Standards Uses Smart Inspections™ to activate automated processes The powerful Rules Engine™ drives critical actions when controls are compromised Analyse risks and controls in the Performance Dashboard ou can also Join us for a free webinar - A Configuration Case Study with Mitchell ServicesApril 22 @ 11:30am AEST Presented by Josh Bryant (Mitchell Services General Manager, People and Risk) and Adrian Manessis (Business Development, myosh). Mitchell Services Limited is a leading provider of drilling services to the global exploration, mining and energy industries. What's covered? Critical Risks, their methodology and the issues at hand Critical controls and conformance standards Smart Inspections™, control effectiveness and performance reports Adrian Manessis from myosh will then demonstrate how Smart Inspections™ and the Rules Engine are used to manage Critical Control Effectiveness, status and reporting This is Flow adds global business 1800-GOT-JUNK?® 2021-04-11T22:10:02Z this-is-flow-adds-global-business-1800-got-junk Following six new business wins announced at the end of last year, Sydney independent full-service agency, This is Flow, has continued the momentum by adding 1800-GOT-JUNK?®  to its growing portfolio of clients.    1800-GOT-JUNK?®  is one of the world’s largest full-service junk removal businesses, operating in major cities in Australia and across Canada and the United States, removing rubbish from homes and businesses.  The company has grown to 158 locations across three countries and in keeping with its environmental goals to divert items from the landfill, donate the donatables and recycle the recyclables wherever possible.   Following collaboration with overseas holding group MDC Partners, who own Assembly, Gale Agency and local creative agency 72andSunny, This is Flow was invited to present to the 1800-GOT-JUNK?®  Head Office in Canada, alongside local state Franchise Partners, leading to the Australian appointment of 1800-GOT-JUNK?®  to the growing agency.   “We’re focused on growing the 1800-GOT-JUNK?® business in the Australian market and we're seeing great momentum so This is Flow has come on at a perfect time. They're made up of a team of passionate media experts who understand the local landscape and have been incredible at integrating our strategy with their recommendations. We’re already seeing the benefits of this partnership six months in and are confident in their ability to support us in achieving our goals going forward," says Renée Janzen, Marketing Director for 1800-GOT-JUNK?® .    “We’re thrilled to be working with such a successful and growing global business. We see the passion from the franchise partners on the ground, all the way through to the head office in Vancouver… and it's incredible to see just how professional and exciting the junk removal business can be! With multiple stakeholders and time zones to manage, the team has done an incredible job to deliver responsive plans that align with the 1800-GOT-JUNK?®  strategic priorities,” said Jimmy Hyett, CEO of This Is Flow.   The account includes the planning and buying of media for each franchise partner across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth, who had previously bought media directly.  Honan announces exciting new reinsurance offering with the launch of Honan Re 2021-04-11T22:00:43Z honan-announces-exciting-new-reinsurance-offering-with-the-launch-of-honan-re Honan Insurance Group (Honan) Executive Chairman, Damien Honan, has announced an exciting new reinsurance offering to the broker marketplace with the launch of Honan Re that will commence operations this week.   Based in Singapore and headed by Honan Asia’s Managing Director Eliza White, Honan Re will offer facultative reinsurance solutions to the organisation’s insurance partners.   Commenting further on the announcement, Damien Honan said “We’re very proud of the reinsurance offering as it deepens and broadens the group’s capabilities and further enhances Honan’s reputation as an industry leader.    “The establishment of Honan Re has also been a personal goal of mine, to build a reinsurance team to support the wider Honan group since we commenced operations in Singapore in 2012”.   “In the current marketplace conditions, we believe it is the best time to launch this initiative and continue to expand Honan’s capabilities and the support we offer our insurer partners”.   Honan Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Fluitsma said Honan was the only Australian broking house to offer reinsurance solutions and its launch comes at an opportune time when the market needs additional capacity and innovative thinking.   ‘The addition of a reinsurance offering reflects Honan’s attitude of constantly pushing the envelope to develop and deliver leading edge solutions.  It’s also a testament to the efforts of our incredible team and the success we’re building throughout the region”.   Honan Re will be positioned as a dynamic and solutions focused division of Honan Insurance Group and aims to support the organisation’s partners throughout the entire reinsurance cycle.   Singapore was selected as the base for Honan Re for its reputation as the insurance hub of Asia Pacific and strategic geographical position that offers access to international markets in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.   Honan Re’s Eliza White said, "The launch of Honan Re demonstrates our ability to innovate and offer clients coverage that meets their changing circumstances and challenges.  We will quickly bring together experienced reinsurance minds and utilize latest technology and robust analytics to address the insurance needs of our partners.”   Issued by Honan Insurance Group    www.honan.com.au   Media Enquiries:                  Mr. Joe Perri, Joe Perri & Associates Pty Ltd Tel:  +61 3 9324 0362          Mob:  +61 412 112 545       Email:  jperri@joeperri.com.au     AGR Technology Explains Why Online Reviews Are Crucial for an Online Business 2021-04-09T05:28:01Z agr-technology-explains-why-online-reviews-are-crucial-for-an-online-business From Improving the Visibility to Making the Brand Look Trustworthy, Reviews Have an Amazing Impact on Sales.This press release was orginally distributed by SBWireShepparton, Australia -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/05/2021 -- AGR Technology, an Shepparton based provider of SEO services and custom web solutions explains why it is important to gather online reviews.Most online businesses thrive on customer reviews whether it is on Google, Yelp, on their own business websites or any other platform. It is a fact that 90% of consumers refer to online reviews before buying a product or service. And at least 85% of these consumers trust the reviews be it positive or negative. Everyone knows that positive reviews are great for business.Having a page such as this: https://agrtech.com.au/about/reviews/ to showcase your reviews can help improve conversions and chances of prospects getting in contact with you.But how can a business deal with negative reviews? AGR Technology helps businesses make use of their positive online reviews in the most effective way and handle the negative online reviews so that the impact on sales and new customers is as minimum as possible. Reviews might be comments written by the customers but for a local business they are opportunities to improve their reliability, expertise and professionalism.To find out more about how a review management system can aid your business contact AGR Technology to find out more. 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Australian parking tech developer wins partnership to launch integrated cloud-based parking solution 2021-04-08T03:38:08Z australian-parking-tech-developer-wins-partnership-to-launch-integrated-cloud-based-parking-solution MEDIA RELEASE - Sydney, New South Wales, 8 April 2020 - Mosman Council has further cemented its position as an early adopter of technology by introducing the award-winning CellOPark parking payment app to its suite of cloud-based, contactless and paperless parking solutions for residents. CellOPark, from Australian technology company Smarter City Solutions, will work in conjunction with the current parking payment methods, as a part of the councils endeavour to embrace new technology and implement innovative parking solutions to enhance the customer experience. Mosman Council are considered industry leaders for their adoption of new parking technology and were the first Australian local council to transition completely to virtual parking permits after launching Smarter City Solutions’s vPermit in 2019, which won an award for ‘Excellence in Technology and Innovation’ at the Parking Industry Awards in the same year.   vPermit was delivered to over 10,000 Mosman residents and has reduced customer service hours by allowing residents to register for a parking permit online through the vPermit portal.    The CellOPark system will also automatically give eligible Mosman residents using vPermit a ‘free’ three-hour period to park in areas such as The Spit, Balmoral, Clifton Gardens, Rosherville Reserve and also near Taronga Zoo. A first of its kind, this integration will automatically discount fares for residents using a car registered with vPermit by using License Plate Recognition(LPR) technology.   Alongside the CellOPark and vPermit technology, the council has also implemented in-ground, real-time sensors on key streets and car parks, and developed their own app to help motorists find available parking in popular areas. With the data collected from the various smart parking technologies the council can now make informed decisions about their planning and development instead of relying on anecdotal evidence.   Speaking of the project Mosman Council General Manager Dominic Johnson said the pay-by-app service would further enhance the driving and parking experience in Mosman.   "The app is the latest in a suite of innovative solutions implemented by Mosman Council to ensure Mosman continues to develop along a smart city pathway.   "Local users will benefit from the Mosman-specific information, which accounts for vPermit holders' free parking periods, contributing to a tailored parking experience.   Ori Almong, Managing Director of Smarter City Solutions, said that given our current Covid-conscious climate the move to contactless technology has accelerated the need for innovative parking solutions such as CellOPark and vPermit. “We are pleased to team up with Mosman Council for the second time to create a parking management solution which suits the needs of residents, visitors, businesses and the council while still offering incredible data for future council planning. “Now via the CellOPark app and mobile site , visitors and residents of Mosman will be given more flexibility and options for payment when looking to park in the council area and with our premium reminder service, they will never risk a fine again. “CellOPark’s technology simplifies the entire parking process for visitors, residents and the council. Motorists can start a session in the zone they parked in, with zone selection made easy through GPS integration and QR codes on signs, and because transactions  are linked to license plates there is no need to hold on to printed tickets or display them on dashboards.” Smarter City Solutions has built a strong reputation in deploying integrated, cloud-based parking solutions that enable municipalities and campuses to deliver a better experience to their staff and stakeholders. They have a suite of products including vCompliance, an infringement management system that can be tailored to the needs and integrated with legacy systems. END Smarter City Solutions Bio Smarter City Solutions (SCS) is an established Australian software and technology services organisation that is leading the way with integrated parking systems. SCS is delivering award winning parking solutions derived from interconnected cloud-based technologies using its own pay-by-app and virtual permit systems as well as vCompliance for infringement issuance and systems from other leading parking technology providers. Smarter City Solutions is on a mission to develop software and systems that enable parking providers to enable a better experience of parking and administrative infrastructure for their staff and stakeholders.  About Mosman Council Mosman Council is recognised as an industry leader for its use of the latest technology to manage public parking efficiently. Council has embraced new technology in its parking strategy by using innovative solutions to manage its public parking space, introducing in-ground sensors to improve the utilisation of its limited parking supply and moving to all-digital parking permits through its award-winning vPermit system. Council’s parking sensors, digital permits and customer parking apps enhance the ability to use information collection and communication technologies to further improve or expand services. Brisbane City moves to cashless parking 2021-04-08T03:33:39Z brisbane-city-moves-to-cashless-parking MEDIA STATEMENT - Sydney, New South Wales, Wednesday 10 February - Brisbane City Council announced the end to cash payments at 960 parking meters which operate 7500 parking spaces around Auchenflower, Buranda, Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Kelvin Grove, Milton, Newstead, South Brisbane, West End and Woolloongabba. Brisbane City Council announced the decision to drop cash payments from parking meters at Tuesday’s full council meeting. From February 22, the only payments accepted at parking meters will be via credit card, smartphone or the CellOPark app. “I am advised that cash payments in Queensland dropped from 35 percent to 15 per cent across the board,” infrastructure committee chairman David McLachlan told the meeting. “This steep decline in cash use over recent months is clearly a direct response to the pandemic, and consumers are clearly showing trends to minimise contact with physical currency.” “What this proved to us is that so few people use coin payments, with motorists embracing technology to pay for parking,” Cr McLachlan said. “Using cashless payments only for parking is a sign of how we are working to quickly adapt to a new normal post-coronavirus. “Not only are cashless payments great from a hygiene purpose, they also significantly reduce maintenance costs for our meters by hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, which is a great outcome for ratepayers.” Speaking about the announcement Michael Doherty, Head of Business Development at Smarter City Solutions, says “It’s great to see Brisbane Council take an innovative approach to parking by ending cash payments at meters to keep up with our evolving digital society.” “In the midst of Covid we’ve seen retail and hospitality businesses switch to contactless payments for hygiene purposes and it’s natural that our parking should follow suit.” “Contactless parking payment solutions such as ours have been on the market for a while now, maturing to become sophisticated technology that meets the needs and expectations of motorists.” “Motorists in Brisbane have enjoyed the simplicity of Smarter City Solutions’s CellOPark app since 2016. They are able to choose parking zones using GPS or QR Codes, start and stop sessions at the push of a button and manage their payments all through their phone or mobile website.” “CellOPark also provides a pay-by-call solution for those who are unable to use the smart phone app. Motorists can call 0756 4652 22 and follow the prompts to start and stop their parking.” -ENDS- Michael Doherty Bio Michael Doherty has been at the forefront of parking technology for close to a decade, having worked with many of the businesses behind Australia’s leading parking and payment apps and cloud-based permit and compliance technologies. As Head of Business Development for Smarter City Solutions, he oversees the sales and marketing of unique integrated parking solutions for local councils, universities, corporate clients all over Australia and beyond. Michael was the first employee at Smarter City Solutions when it launched as CellOPark in 2013. He returned to the company in 2020.  Multi-disciplined with a solid, 25-year strong track record in information technology, Michael embraces disruptive technology and looks forward to a future where parking permit stickers and coin-fed meters are a thing of the past. Smarter City Solutions Bio Smarter City Solutions (SCS) is an established Australian software and technology services organisation that is leading the way with integrated parking systems. SCS is delivering award winning parking solutions derived from interconnected cloud-based technologies using its own pay-by-app and virtual permit systems as well as vCompliance for infringement issuance and systems from other leading parking technology providers. Smarter City Solutions is on a mission to develop software and systems that enable parking providers to enable a better experience of parking and administrative infrastructure for their staff and stakeholders.