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Global Business Drives Growth at Fifth CES Asia

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5G, AI, AR/VR, Vehicle Tech and more fuel innovation across the
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ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CESAsiaCES
Asia 2019
concluded today, shining a spotlight on the transformative
technologies that will revolutionize the Asian marketplace and improve
lives around the world. With its largest exhibit floor to date – an over
14% increase from 2018 – CES Asia 2019 cemented itself as Asia’s most
influential tech event and the place to experience this rapid pace of
innovation hitting the Asian market.

“At CES Asia 2019 we saw a convergence of industries,” said Gary
Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “From global tech leaders to fashion,
travel and tourism visionaries, it’s clear that tech innovation for the
Asian marketplace is accelerating at a lightning speed and spurring new
partnerships and growth on a global scale.”

A curated show that is now in its fifth year, CES Asia 2019 featured
more than 550 exhibiting companies across the entire tech ecosystem,
Including 115 startups from seven countries. Japan, Korea and the U.S.
more than doubled their exhibitor presence year-over-year at CES Asia
2019. There was also a strong representation of over 24 Swiss companies
at the show.

“CES Asia 2019 has been very successful for Nu Skin Enterprises. This is
our first effort to present our automated controlled environment
agriculture technology to the world,” said Brent Petersen, marketing and
communications, Nu Skin Enterprises. “Asia is a very important market
for Nu Skin, so based on the tremendous success and interest in our
products during the show we’ve decided to double our exhibition space
for CES Asia 2020.”

The CES Asia Conference Program featured three full days of sessions
with more than 150 executives from global brands including APTIV, IBM
China, Mobvoi, Deloitte, WeRide and SAP. Sessions covered a wide range
of topics, including smart mobility, machine learning, digital health,
blockchain and sustainability. View the full conference schedule here.

“BoCo is changing the future,” said Dr. Zhou Xinhong, CEO, BoCo. “CES
Asia provided us the platform to showcase our mission – to use advanced
bone conduction technology to build a better relationship between people
and sound.”

CES Asia Keynotes (click
here to see a recap of day one keynotes
)

Industry visionaries took to the CES Asia keynote stage to discuss the
future of innovation and trends that will redefine the industry. Dr.
Chang Huang, co-founder and VP of Horizon Robotics, unveiled Horizon
Robotics’ advancements in edge computing and the company’s strategy for
future AI applications. Dr. Huang introduced joint optimization and
flexible features of the Horizon algorithm, chip and compiler.

During his keynote address on June 12, Mr. Nobu Ide, president and CEO
of Wacom, unveiled the company’s vision for the future of digital ink.
Ide showcased innovative solutions in Extended Reality (XR) to enable XR
drawing in open and 3D environments. He also highlighted the importance
of partnerships to empower designers with creative freedom including
several they had with Gravity Sketch, Magic Leap, Staedtler, BIC, Leapie
and iFLYTEK.

Michelle Toh, multiplatform editor at CNN, moderated a keynote panel
focused on Tech Innovation in Travel and Tourism. Wong Hong, president
of Greater China and Singapore at Delta Air Lines, stressed the
responsibility to envision future technology revolutions in order to
keep up with customers’ growing needs. Helen Huang, president of Greater
China at MSC Cruises, discussed how IoT and AI enable broad connectivity
and personalization opportunities, allowing companies to optimize
services and customer experiences.

CES Asia Conference Sessions

Yesterday’s Tech4Good panel addressed the ability of technology to solve
global challenges. The panel was presented by Citypreneurs, a UN-backed
platform for impact-driven innovation, and explored sustainable ventures
and frontier technologies aimed to achieve sustainability through
partnerships at the city level.

The Power of Diversity, Innovation and Sustainability panel, presented
by Ladies Who Tech, showcased China’s emerging role as an innovation
hub. The panel featured experts and visionaries who explored the power
that the convergence of diversity, innovation and sustainability, has to
make the world a better place.

CES Asia Exhibitor Announcements

Exhibitors unveiled products and announced partnerships during 22 media
events throughout the show (click
here to view day one announcements
). Major product announcements
from exhibitor news conferences included:

  • HiScene
    – Introduced AR smart glasses HiAR G200
  • Ningbo
    Sogen Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    – Launched its latest BH03
    bone conduction Bluetooth headphones with a wraparound titanium design
    to make them lighter and more comfortable to wear, giving consumers an
    extraordinary experience.

CES Asia Award Programs

CES Asia featured several awards programs honoring cutting-edge products
and technologies. The Best of CES Asia Awards, presented by ZOL,
recognized breakthrough innovation across product categories, including
AI, vehicle tech and startups, with Hisense taking home the top prize
with its 4K Laser Television 100L7. Click
here to see the full list of winners
.

CES Asia 2019 was strong across all measures with a preliminary analysis
indicating more than 40,000 attendees, including more than 1,400 members
of the global media. CES Asia is one of Asia’s fastest growing tech
events, bringing together the entire tech ecosystem to build brands,
forge partnerships and celebrate the best in consumer tech in Asia. For
the latest news, photos, b-roll and more, visit CESAsia.com.
CES Asia will return to Shanghai, June 10-12, 2020.

About CES Asia:

Owned and produced by the International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co.
Ltd. and co-produced by Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd (Shanghai
Intex), CES Asia is the premier event for the consumer technology
industry, showcasing the full breadth and depth of the innovation
value-chain in the Asian marketplace. Key global businesses come to this
event to grow and reinforce their brand by showcasing the latest
products and technologies to consumer tech industry executives, foreign
buyers and international media. Attendees have exclusive access to some
of the largest brands from China and around the world, while celebrating
the innovation that defines the consumer technology sector.

About International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. and CTA:

International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. is a wholly
foreign-owned enterprise by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), a
trade association representing the $398 billion U.S. consumer technology
industry, which supports more than 18 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200
companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are
among the world’s best-known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA
membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical
education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering
of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES®
– the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of
consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s
industry services.

About Shanghai Intex:

Taken independent in July 2016, Shanghai Intex Exhibition (Co., Ltd.)
was originally founded in 1995 as the pioneering exhibition organizing
business of Intex Shanghai, the first joint venture venue management
business in Shanghai. Shanghai Intex is jointly overseen by the China
Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Shanghai and
PNO Exhibitions, giving it the perfect combination of domestic and
international resources. Over the last 20 years, Shanghai Intex has
organized more than 100 tradeshows and over 1000 conferences, with a sum
total show space in excess of 2 million square meters. Shanghai Intex
runs a number of internationally renowned exhibitions covering the music
industry, healthcare, lifestyle, advanced manufacturing, public
transportation, floriculture, consumer electronics, technology and more.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Contacts

Teresa Hsu
703-907-5259
thsu@CTA.tech

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Bermuda Government, Industry Group Heads to Toronto

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HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Bermuda–Bermuda Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson leads a delegation of
government, regulatory and industry representatives to Toronto next week
to highlight Bermuda’s close links to Canada and opportunities for
bilateral trade and investment.

The delegation will take part in a
one-day multi-industry forum
, hosted by the Bermuda Business
Development Agency (BDA) Wednesday, June 19 at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto,
and also attend scheduled business development meetings around the city.
Featuring informative panel discussions, thought-leadership sessions,
and networking opportunities for investors and businesses interested in
learning more about the island, the forum is the sixth in a series of
overseas multi-industry showcases, following successful events in
London, New York and Miami over the past two years. It is the first in
Canada.

“We’re looking forward to meeting civic leaders, media, investors and
industry executives during the forum and related meetings,” said BDA CEO
Andy Burrows. “The aim is to increase awareness of Bermuda as a
gold-standard international financial centre and underscore our
jurisdiction’s historic and mutually beneficial relationship with
Canadian markets.”

The Consul General of Canada in New York, Phyllis Yaffe, will help
launch the forum with a fireside chat-style conversation with Minister
Dickinson. Another highlight of the day will be a keynote presentation
by Lucia Gallardo, a fintech entrepreneur who has partnered with the
United Nations to leverage blockchain systems to help resettlement of
refugees, among other projects.

Industry sessions include participants from more than 30 Bermuda-related
entities, among them, AMBIKA, Aon, Appleby, ArcTern Ventures, ASW Law,
AXA XL, the Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR); Bennett
Jones, the Bermuda Insurance Management Association (BIMA), Bermuda
Monetary Authority (BMA), Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA), Butterfield
Bank, ChainThat, Conyers, CryptoScan, Deloitte, Estera Services,
Exponential Ventures, EY, Fasken, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC),
KPMG, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, MQ Services, Outlier Canada, PwC, Quest
Management Services, RGAx, SALT Lending, and Shyft Network.

Canada is one of Bermuda’s most significant economic partners, with
two-way trade between the two nations amounting to USD$2.6 billion in
2017, and $37 billion in mutual assets and investments. Bermuda supports
an estimated 25,000 jobs in Canada, including 15,000 from multi-national
companies in Bermuda and their Canadian affiliates and represents
Canada’s fifth-largest export market in trade and services; only the US,
UK, Germany and France are greater Canadian export markets.

To register for the free, one-day forum, go to: http://bit.ly/TorontoForum

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re-locate or expand their operations in our premier jurisdiction. An
independent, public-private partnership, we connect you to industry
professionals, regulatory officials, and key contacts in the Bermuda
government to assist domicile decisions. Our goal? To make doing
business in Bermuda smooth and beneficial.

Contacts

MEDIA:
Rosemary Jones
Head of Communications &
Marketing
rosemary@bda.bm
441
278-6558 or 441 337-4696

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LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses In Apple, Inc. To Contact The Firm

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds
investors in Apple, Inc. (“Apple” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:AAPL) of the
June 17, 2019 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal
securities class action that has been filed against the Company.

If you invested in Apple stock or options between November 2, 2018
and January 2, 2019
and would like to discuss your legal rights, click
here
: www.faruqilaw.com/AAPL.
There is no cost or obligation to you.

You can also contact us by calling Richard Gonnello toll free at
877-247-4292
or at 212-983-9330 or by sending an e-mail to rgonnello@faruqilaw.com.

The lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of California on behalf of all those who purchased Apple common
stock between November 2, 2018 and January 2, 2019 (the “Class Period”).
The case, City of Roseville Employees’ Retirement System v. Apple
Inc., et al.,
No. 19-cv-2033 was filed on April 16, 2019.

The lawsuit focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated
federal securities laws by failing to disclose that: (1) the U.S.-China
trade war had negatively impacted demand for iPhones and Apple’s pricing
power in greater China; (2) due to Apple discounting the cost of
replacement batteries to make up for the Company’s prior conduct of
intentionally degrading the performance of the batteries in older
iPhones, the rate at which Apple customers were replacing their
batteries in older iPhones, rather than purchasing new iPhones, was
negatively impacting Apple’s iPhone sales growth; (3) as a result of
slowing demand, Apple had slashed production orders from suppliers for
the new 2018 iPhone models and cut prices to reduce inventory; and (4)
defendants’ decision to withhold unit sales for iPhones and other
hardware, which was a metric relevant to investors and their view of the
Company’s financial performance, was designed to and would mask declines
in unit sales of the Company’s flagship product.

On January 2, 2019, after the close of trading, Apple disclosed that,
for the first time in 15 years, Apple would miss its prior quarterly
revenue forecast amid falling iPhone sales in China, its third-largest
market after the United States and Europe. The Company announced first
quarter fiscal 2019 revenues of only $84 billion, far below the expected
range of $89 billion to $93 billion the Company had announced just eight
weeks earlier on November 1, 2018. The Company also admitted that in
addition to macroeconomics in the Chinese market, the price cuts to
battery replacements a year earlier to fix the Company’s prior
surreptitious conduct had hurt iPhone sales.

On this news, the Company’s stock price fell from $157.92 per share on
January 2, 2019 to $142.19 per share on January 3, 2019—a $15.62 or
9.96% drop.

The court-appointed lead plaintiff is the investor with the largest
financial interest in the relief sought by the class who is adequate and
typical of class members who directs and oversees the litigation on
behalf of the putative class. Any member of the putative class may move
the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or
may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. Your ability
to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision to serve as a
lead plaintiff or not.

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP also encourages anyone with information regarding
Apple’s conduct to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former
employees, shareholders and others.

Attorney Advertising. The law firm responsible for this advertisement is
Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP (www.faruqilaw.com).
Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect
to any future matter. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your
particular case. All communications will be treated in a confidential
manner.

Contacts

FARUQI & FARUQI, LLP
685 Third Avenue, 26th Floor
New
York, NY 10017
Attn: Richard Gonnello, Esq.
rgonnello@faruqilaw.com
Telephone:
(877) 247-4292 or (212) 983-9330

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Three Finalists Selected Following GA-ASI’s Blue Magic Belgium Event

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PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Three finalists have been selected from GA-ASI’s Blue Magic Belgium
event with the goal of supporting GA-ASI and the development of MQ-9B
SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) for Belgium. The three
Belgian companies selected are AIRobot, ALX Systems, and Hexagon.

AIRobot, a company based at DronePort in Sint Truiden, Belgium, focuses
on developing drone performance equipment for easy, precise and safe
professional operations, while specializing in Artificial Intelligence
(AI) for processing hyper-spectral imagery. ALX Systems is an Unmanned
Aircraft System (UAS) solution provider based in Liège, Belgium and
specializing in AI for processing Full Motion Video. Hexagon’s
Geospatial division, with an office in Leuven, Belgium, specializes in
software solutions and geospatial tools for visualizing location
intelligence, such as auto-routing UAS and creating a smart digital
reality.

GA-ASI held outreach events in Belgium May 15-16 with the goal of
identifying small to medium-sized Belgian companies that can support
SkyGuardian development through cutting-edge technologies. This followed
the Government of Belgium’s approval for Belgian Defense to negotiate
acquisition of GA-ASI’s SkyGuardian to meet the nation’s RPA
requirements.

“We were very impressed by the many talented companies and particularly
by the innovative concepts presented by these three finalists,” said
Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI.

Blue Magic Belgium was a Research and Development (R&D) event held in
two regions of Belgium. Approximately 50 related companies registered
for the event and 19 companies were selected to present their innovative
technologies to a technical panel of experts from GA-ASI. GA-ASI is
committed to placing $3 million in R&D funding with Belgium industry.
This investment will focus on high-value technological development with
small to medium-sized enterprises. The seed funds will be utilized to
develop Belgian capabilities that meet Ministry of Defense (MOD) and
industry objectives to be competitive in future European RPA programs.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of
General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven,
reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and
electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator®
RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than
five million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance,
mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems
required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness
and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control
stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot
training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For
more information, visit www.ga-asi.com.

Predator and Lynx are registered trademarks of General Atomics
Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Contacts

Robert Walker
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
+1
(858) 524-8101
ASI-MediaRelations@ga-asi.com

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