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At its EGM on 30 September 2019, Artprice.com Will Switch Name to Artmarket.com to Become the Global Reference in the Art Market

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Artprice.com is switching to artmarket.com with statutory amendment and an extension of its corporate purpose: this EGM of 30.09.2019 seems like an IPO. Indeed Artmarket.com will help to ignite the Art Market in its entirety.

On 8 August 2019 Artprice’s Board of Directors approved the schedule leading to the EGM on 30 September 2019 at 5pm for the final approval of its overall Art Market strategy.

Regarding our stock market listing on Euronext going forward, after approval, Artprice.com shareholders will automatically become shareholders of Artmarket.com without any impact on the number of shares held and their attached rights. Likewise the PRC mnemonic code will be kept the same to avoid inconvenience for our shareholders, the market and the banks.

Moreover the “Artprice” brand – known worldwide for more than 20 years – remains the reference logo for Artmarket.com concerning our highly profitable service delivering art prices and art indices from our databanks.

Considering scientific and technological advances, it is perfectly logical that we should extend the official activities of the company to include the analysis and processing of Art Market metadata, either for proprietary use or for third party use.

thierry Ehrmann: “Artprice recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. It took twenty years to establish Artprice as the Global Leader in Art Market Information, its declared ambition in its 1999 IPO prospectus.”

Today, Artprice is unanimously recognized by press agencies, the media (printed and audio-visual), the financial sector, art market professionals, museums and States around the world as the primary global reference in Art Market Information.

But its development is about to move into another realm: Artprice will become Artmarket.com in order to optimize its position as a global player at the start of a decade that will see the digital revolution carry the entire planet into a complete and radical paradigm shift.

This historic name change reflects an expansion of our role to all matters related to the Art Market rather than just to questions related to “art prices”, a subset of the Art Market.

This is the same approach successfully implemented by Google which has become Alphabet to avoid being associated uniquely with search engines.

As such, the Artprice brand – known worldwide for over 20 years – will remain the reference brandname for Artmarket.com in its highly profitable art prices /indices databanks activity.

thierry Ehrmann: ” the name Artmarket.com will drive our know-how, our content and our brands like no other entity operating on the Art Market will be able to do, thanks notably to the natural indexing by global search engines of any content relating to the term “Art Market”…because English is the language most used by the art market all over the world.”

“For Artprice – now Artmarket – this represents a very significant financial and economic step forward.”

“Artprice acquired the domain names artmarket.com .net and .org a long time ago and therefore holds a perfectly legal key to millions of searches per month via the generic term “Art Market” on Google.com, or any other search engine.

“For searches using the term “Art Market” on Google.com, Artmarket.com is the top result out of 3.6 billion results (Judicial Officer’s Report, SCP Pons-Mergui). By comparison, a search on Google.com using “Artprice” produces 2.5 million results, with, of course, artprice.com in first place.

Artmarket.com .net .org are therefore the primary Internet keys to the global Art Market.

Our domain name artmarket.com represents a unique intangible asset and could be worth around 120 million dollars according to the press release below.

https://www.actusnews.com/fr/ARTPRICE/cp/2019/07/25/addendum-artmarket_com-l_actif-incorporel-unique-du-nom-de-domaine-artmarket_com-pourrait-etre-estime-autour-de-120-millions-de

Moreover, for all matters related to the commercial aspects of art, the term “Art Market” is the term universally used since the post-war period by all the artistic, economic and financial publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Art Newspaper, The Guardian, the BBC, CNN, Euronews, AFP, Yahoo! Finance, Cision (PR Newswire), etc…

Artmarket.com” opens the doors of a future that can only be 100% digital now that the Art Market has already massively migrated into the mobile Internet sector (4.5 billion smartphones in circulation and 5G already operational in certain countries). Artmarket.com is a perfect reflection of this digital electroshock, both scientifically and economically, and it has acquired its lead in this market thanks to years of R&D.

The generic and universal name Artmarket.com will act as a powerful vector for a change in economic scope, for capital transactions and possibly an IPO on another stock exchange (without any capital increase).

thierry Ehrmann: “More than anything else, this highly significant change of our business name reflects a new beginning in our unique history. It marks our desire to become a truly global player in the Art Market, with a multitude of projects underway. It would have been very presumptuous of us to have declared such ambitions when we began our journey in 1997.

I wish to thank all our staff for their hard work and perseverance and our shareholders for their trust over the years… and I believe we can now all look forward to participating in the culmination of our project as a global player in the Art Market, reflected in our new name, Artmarket.com.”

Of course, this name change will have no impact on our customers whose access to our services and our data remains completely unchanged.

Against the backdrop of Sotheby’s spectacular delisting, Artprice’s change of name and the extension of its statutes is a perfectly logical move since Artmarket.com now has confirmation of a minimum three years of orders after acquiring the famous Swiss tech firm Xylogic which owned the portfolio of major auction operators.

For Artprice becoming Artmarket.com, the EGM-approved acquisition of Sotheby’s and its delisting represents confirmation of its role as a global player in the Art Market. Artmarket.com will now support – via its on-line tech solutions – the dematerialization of the 6300 Auction Houses around the world… companies who are already Artprice partners and are already connected to our Artmarket.com Intranet.

thierry Ehrmann: “Patrick Drahi’s acquisition of Sotheby’s with a 61% premium confirms the Art Market’s accession to the 21st century digital era. Artprice has always argued that the Art Market – which weighs about $90 billion p.a. (public and private) – is several decades behind other sectors with respect to digital and Internet culture…

https://www.actusnews.com/fr/ARTPRICE/cp/2019/06/17/artprice-new-york-thierry-ehrmann-patrick-drahi_s-acquisition-of-sotheby_s-confirms-the-art-market_s-entry-into-the-digital-era

…Drahi’s move represents a significant financial and economic shockwave because after Sotheby’s withdrawal from public scrutiny, Artmarket will be the only Art Market company listed on a regulated stock market in the entire world”.

 

SOURCE Artprice.com

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Supply Chain Management Association Becomes Supply Chain Canada

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At its AGM yesterday, the Supply Chain Management Association™ announced its name change to Supply Chain Canada™. The association also launched a new website as part of an overall rebranding initiative.

“The new name and look are part of a transformation that we have undertaken as the association enters its second century,” said Christian Buhagiar, President & CEO of Supply Chain Canada. “Today’s supply chains are dynamic and fast-paced. The association for Canada’s supply chain professionals must reflect that.”

Through the rebranding process, the association has also acquired a meaningful new logo and tagline, “Professionals advancing the future.”

The logo’s maple leaf design not only conveys our nationality; it also represents the connectedness of the supply chain, illustrating the networks and collaboration that are so essential to supply chain success, and the interconnectedness of the association’s federation, institutes and members. Its connected dots can be seen, as well, as the complex route of a global supply chain.

“Professionals advancing the future” succinctly communicates both the professional status of supply chain practitioners and their forward-looking perspective. It is intended to:

  1. Elevate the perception of supply chain practitioners as professionals, acknowledging the value they bring to their organizations and to the Canadian economy.
  2. Encompass the several ways that the association and its members “advance” – in their personal careers and knowledge, and for the profession, the country and the economy.
  3. Express the future focus of the association – with its emphasis on the development of skills and policies – and of the supply chain itself, now so focused on AI, blockchain, robotics, automation and so on.

The new website, now at www.supplychaincanada.com, is enhanced with a modern look and new functionality that enables location-based content for users across Canada.

These changes are not simply style enhancements. They are part of a larger plan to strengthen the association. Supply Chain Canada consolidates the organization’s brand across the country under a single name in every province and territory, removing any possible confusion from its federation structure. “The unity that this will ensure will help us improve recognition in the sector, and thereby provide stronger leadership to the Canadian supply chain community,” said Buhagiar.

The association’s transformation began in 2018 with a new vision and mission, as well as an ambitious three-year strategic plan. The new name and rebranding announced yesterday are part of a larger evolution that will continue over the next two years with the introduction of new and revised educational offerings, new initiatives to engage with industry, more value-added membership benefits and more.

 

SOURCE Supply Chain Canada

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Export Portal to Address Best Practices in Sustainable Trade Facilitation at the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum

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Export Portal CEO Ally Spinu will be adding her take on the alignment of trade facilitation and sustainable development goals at a session at the 9th Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum (APTFF) in New Delhi.

“The Asia-Pacific region is a wealth of unexplored opportunities which lay deep in the communities of local businessmen and women that just need support in bringing their amazing products to the world to see and buy,” Ms. Spinu said. “I am looking forward to this event and being a part of the change that will help local businesses from this part of the world sell their products globally. I deeply believe that shifting attention to developing SMEs is the major change international trade and local economies have been waiting for.”

This year’s APTFF will focus on how digital and sustainable trade facilitation measures and practices can bring prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. The forum will investigate opportunities from trade digitalization for sustainable progress of the area and challenges ahead in materializing such opportunities. APTFF will feature panel discussions as well as interactive and informative sessions. These sessions will allow participants to share experiences and perspectives on different aspects of trade facilitation, including trade finance, cross-border eCommerce and paperless trade, transit, innovative application of emerging technologies, and more. APTFF will bring relevant regional initiatives and implementation cases to each session, making it a unique opportunity to share knowledge and practical lessons. The forum will also include many side-events providing a more in-depth exploration of the pertinent trade facilitation issues.

“Agricultural products are the fastest category and industry growing within Export Portal, and I can say that is just natural that SMEs around the world are actively looking for new ways for selling their products around the world,” Ms. Spinu said. “The role of innovative technologies such as Export Portal is crucial in helping these SMEs integrate within the world supply chain of food with ease and at optimal costs. I want to explain the current issues existing within SMEs’ integration in international trade due to the high cost involved and how technology slowly but surely changes this.”

Export Portal’s trade goals align directly with the purpose of this session, as its international B2B trade platform is an affordable and all-encompassing solution for SMEs all over the world. The features that are available and being developed on Export Portal, such as the panel of experts (EP+), the educational hub (EPU), and data flow insights (EPI), provide SMEs with the resources they need to trade effectively on an international scale safely, securely, and efficiently.

The Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation for Regional Prosperity session is co-organized by ADB, ESCAP, Ministry of Commerce, India and Confederation of Indian Industry and will be held on Wednesday, September 18, from 9:00 to 10:45 AM.

 

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Crypto.com Lists Lisk (LSK)

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Crypto.com, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, announced today that it has listed Lisk (LSK) to its App. LSK joins a growing list of cryptocurrencies and stablecoins on the Crypto.com platform, such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), XRP, TrueUSD (TUSD), PAXOS (PAX), and its own MCO and CRO Tokens.

Lisk is a next generation platform that allows for the development and distribution of JavaScript based decentralized applications using an easy to use, fully featured ecosystem. Through Lisk, developers can build, publish, distribute, and monetize their applications within a custom built cryptocurrency powered system that utilizes custom blockchains, smart contracts, cloud storage, and computing nodes; all from within one industry solution.

With LSK added to the Crypto.com, users can now purchase it at true cost with no fees – credit card and bank transfer both supported. As Crypto.com also offers the MCO Visa Card, this adds additional utility to LSK as users can easily convert cryptocurrencies into fiat currencies and spend at over 40m merchants globally.

 

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