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Industry Thought Leaders To Speak At Gastech Virtual Summit



– Summit set to deliver the latest commercial strategies and trends dominating the natural gas industry

– Summit will include online strategic and technical conference sessions streamed live or available on demand

– Delegates will gain insights into the latest commercial strategies and trends dominating the Gas, LNG and Energy industry

– Taking place from 7 to 11 September on a fully interactive platform with unrivalled networking opportunities
LONDON, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — dmg events’ Gastech Virtual Summit will include strategic and technical content streamed online, enabling the Gas, LNG and Energy industry to connect and engage digitally to address the collective challenges and opportunities the industry faces.

The Gastech Virtual Summit Strategic Conference comprising of the Ministerial & Global Business Leaders Sessions, C-Suite Dialogues and Gastech Tech Talks will deliver advanced insights into the latest commercial strategies and trends dominating the Gas, LNG and Energy industry, providing delegates with fast track information on how best to align business models for the post-pandemic landscape. 

The Summit will feature 200+ industry leaders who will outline and share strategies and visions for confronting the new and changed energy markets. Attendees will have access to exclusive critical insights from Ministers, policy makers, business leaders, disrupters and innovators. Issues impacting the future of the industry; energy security of supply; affordability and sustainability; the prospects for demand and investment recovery; and changes to supply in a post COVID-19 world, being top of the agenda. 

Nick Ornstien, Vice President Energy for dmg events said: “Gastech has sat at the heart of the Gas, LNG and Energy conversation for 49 years. It is a global platform with the power to convene industry leaders to create a cohesive narrative that address the future challenges and opportunities, as the energy transition accelerates.”

Among those confirmed to take part in the virtual conference are Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Honourable Minister for Natural Resources, Canada; Pratima Rangarajan, CEO, OGCI Climate Investments; Maarten Wetselaar, Integrated Gas & New Energies Director and Member of the Executive Committee, Shell; Peter Clarke, Senior Vice President, ExxonMobil Upstream Oil & Gas Company; Laurent Vivier, Senior Vice President Gas, Total; Assistant Secretary Francis Fannon, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources, United States Department of State; Shawn Tupper, Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, Canada; Eugene Kaspersky, CEO, Kaspersky Lab; Prabhat Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, Petronet LNG; Thomas Siebel, Author & Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,; Keisuke Sadamori, Director, Energy Markets and Security, International Energy Agency; Sanjiv Lamba, Executive Vice President, APAC, Linde; Thorbjoern Fors, Executive Vice President, Industrial Applications, Siemens Energy; Hiroki Sato, Managing Executive Officer & Chief Global Partnership Officer, JERA Inc.; Jun Nishizawa, Executive Vice President, Group CEO, Natural Gas Group, Mitsubishi Corporation and Jane Liao, CEO, Natural Gas Business, CPC Corporation, Taiwan. 

The topics which the Gastech Virtual Summit will cover include the role of natural gas in the energy transition; the criticality of IoT and data security in the future of the energy industry; the impact of deregulation on markets and investment; opportunities and challenges to the energy sector posed by Industry 4.0; hydrogen’s ability to deliver on decarbonisation commitments and what impact environmental activism will have on the emerging growth opportunities for the industry.

Alongside the strategic conference, the Summit will also showcase the very latest and peer-reviewed research on new technologies and business strategies to help companies thrive in challenging times and exclusive keynote addresses from globally renowned leaders in the technology space. The technical conference sessions will feature certified content delivered by industry leaders on recovery, the new post-pandemic energy landscape and how the industry can capitalise and build on reduced emissions for a sustainable and secure long-term energy future.

The Gastech Virtual Summit 2020 is being held in place of the Gastech exhibition and conference, scheduled to take place in Singapore, in September. dmg events and the Gastech Governing Body, in consultation with Enterprise Singapore and the Singapore Tourism Board collectively took the decision to postpone that event, to 13 – 16 September 2021, due to concerns around the global pandemic, accessibility and the wellbeing of speakers, delegates, exhibitors and visitors.

About Gastech

Gastech has united the global as, LNG and energy industry for almost 50 years and continues to do so, placing its emphasis on the future and convening the global community. With the industry’s support, Gastech is the heart of the global gas, LNG and energy conversation – bringing together companies, organisations and individuals alike to shape the future of energy. From NOCs, IOCs, utility companies, EPC contractors, E&P companies, service companies, technology providers, shipbuilders and manufacturers – Gastech brings the energy value chain together for progressive discussions, business transactions and cross sector collaboration.

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Pandora Boosts Online Sales by Transforming Its Global Omnichannel e-Commerce with IBM Sterling Supply Chain Software



Pandora, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of hand-finished jewelry, is using IBM Sterling Order Management for improved real-time inventory visibility. Photo courtesy Pandora.

One of the world’s largest jewelry brands by volume uses IBM Sterling Order Management on Cloud to revamp its fulfillment capabilities and customer experience

ARMONK, N.Y., June 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has worked with Pandora (NASDAQ: PNDORA), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of hand-finished jewelry, to help Pandora transform and scale its global omnichannel e-commerce capabilities with IBM Sterling Order Management. Pandora, one of the world’s largest jewelry brands, was able to double its online sales in 2020 and is now leading the jewelry industry with improved real-time inventory visibility to better manage growing demand.

Pandora, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of hand-finished jewelry, is using IBM Sterling Order Management for improved real-time inventory visibility. Photo courtesy Pandora.

Pandora’s focus on innovating new customer experiences included using IBM Sterling Order Management to help to increase the company’s supply chain resiliency and business agility, and better mitigate disruptions and risk. By automating more of their order orchestration across channels, they also have opportunity to improve the sustainability and resiliency of their supply chain operations with more efficient delivery.

“Over the past couple of years, Pandora has made significant investments in digital capabilities and data, and we have consolidated, simplified and modernized the technology stack to bring digital and store technology closer together and closer to the customer,” said Jim Cruickshank, VP of Digital Development & Retail Technology, Pandora. “Our mission is about creating a personal experience and we’ve instituted massive platform changes with IBM Sterling and Salesforce to enable new digital-first capabilities that are much more individualized, localized and connected across channels and markets.”

Pandora’s entry into e-commerce over the last six years most recently led them to consolidate legacy technologies while deploying the new order management solution across its key markets. Using IBM Sterling Order Management as its backend for omnichannel fulfillment and Salesforce Commerce Cloud for e-commerce, Pandora created a seamless shopping experience across channels. By automating order orchestration processes, store associates and virtual customer service representatives are able to have an end-to-end view across inventory, order and delivery status to help meet consumer expectations.

To support this ambitious objective, Pandora established a Digital Hub in Copenhagen, Denmark, with dedicated digital, data and tech teams that have played a vital role in the solution’s quick deployment entirely remotely. As the pandemic forced Pandora to temporarily close most of its 2,700 stores, the digital investments in supply chain efficiency helped fuel the company’s e-commerce success. In addition to some of the go-to fulfillment options many retailers offered such as buy online pickup in store (BOPIS) and endless aisle, Pandora also introduced more innovative approaches such as virtual queuing for stores and AR-based virtual trials of products to help drive more immersive customer engagement.

“The global disruption every industry experienced as all forms of commerce were severely impacted by the pandemic was especially challenging for organizations with disconnected distributed order management systems and limited scalability,” said Jordan Speer, Research Manager – Global Supply Chain, IDC Retail Insights. “This vulnerability created a push to more quickly advance technology adoption that helps retailers better respond to fluctuating consumer dynamics. To meet this changing demand, enterprises are looking to harness new tools to achieve increased levels of supply chain resilience and efficiency while also allowing for more virtual interactions.”

Pandora’s detailed view on order and order lines as well as near real-time inventory management helped to improve insights throughout their systems chain spanning warehouse management solutions, e-commerce and customer contact center. This was further enabled with increased automation from self-service capabilities and the use of chatbots aiding customer support functions as Pandora experienced a massive increase in order volumes.

“The lifeblood of the global economy, consumer behavior, has significantly shifted and will continue to evolve with businesses needing to quickly adapt to new preferences and needs. To address this shift, leading retailers like Pandora rely on innovation to increase their business agility by enabling and scaling sustainable supply chain operations using AI and cloud,” said Kareem Yusuf, General Manager, AI Applications and Blockchain, IBM. “Pandora’s experience shows that they can stay competitive as business and technology leaders are finding new ways to create differentiated customer experiences that protect their enterprises from disruptions to help mitigate risk and accelerate growth.”

To hear more about Pandora’s omnichannel experience using IBM Sterling Order Management view their THINK 2021 keynote detailing how they continue to execute on their strategic initiatives by navigating one of the world’s greatest supply chain disruption.

About Pandora

Pandora designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished jewelry made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. Pandora jewellery is sold in more than 100 countries through more than 6,700 points of sale, including around 2,700 concept stores.

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Pandora employs 26,000 people worldwide and crafts its jewelry at two LEED certified facilities in Thailand using mainly recycled silver and gold. The company plans to be carbon neutral by 2025 and has joined the Science Based Targets initiative to reduce emissions across its full value chain. Pandora is listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange and generated sales of DKK 19.0 billion (EUR 2.5 billion) in 2020.

About IBM Sterling Supply Chain

IBM Sterling Supply Chain solutions empower IT and supply chain professionals with greater visibility, transparency and trust to proactively predict and mitigate disruption, improve B2B information flow, and optimize inventory utilization and fulfillment. Learn how our AI- and blockchain-enabled solutions help you build an intelligent, self-correcting supply chain at


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Xinhua Silk Road: 2021 World Industrial and Energy Internet Expo & International Industrial Equipment Exhibition held on Fri. in E. China's Changzhou



Photo: The 2021 World Industrial and Energy Internet Expo and International Industrial Equipment Exhibition kicks off on Friday, in Changzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province.

BEIJING, June 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The 2021 World Industrial and Energy Internet Expo and International Industrial Equipment Exhibition kicked off on Friday, in Changzhou, east China’s Jiangsu Province.

Photo: The 2021 World Industrial and Energy Internet Expo and International Industrial Equipment Exhibition kicks off on Friday, in Changzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province.

Hundreds of experts, scholars and industry elites actively participated in the event to discuss together hot topics such as industrial Internet, energy Internet, smart manufacturing, big data, etc., and share their cutting-edge views and experiences with an aim to inject new impetus into the country’s low-carbon manufacturing industry.

It is learned that agreements on 20 key projects were signed at this year’s expo with a total investment of 30 billion yuan.

Those projects cover fields such as high-end equipment manufacturing, power batteries, 5G communications, photovoltaic new energy, industrial Internet, etc.

The event has been held for three consecutive years since 2019 and achieved remarkable results. 

It is learned that as the only exhibition in Jiangsu that takes the industrial Internet as the local strength and characteristic industry, the expo adheres to the digital transformation of the service industry. The expo has intensively displayed a batch of the latest technologies and achievements in the fields of industrial and energy Internet and high-end equipment manufacturing sectors, accelerated the gathering of various high-end factors such as industry technology, talents, project industries, etc., and played a positive role in the development of the industrial Internet in Jiangsu and even the whole country.

At present, Changzhou is steering towards its positioning of “international intelligent manufacturing city and the central axis hub of the Yangtze River Delta “, firmly grasping the trend of the industrial Internet, vigorously developing intelligent manufacturing and smart energy, and constantly polishing the golden sign of Changzhou’s intelligent manufacturing.

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Waaree supplied 2.81 MW Solar Modules to M/s. Velan Electrical




MUMBAI, India, June 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Waaree Energies, India’s largest solar module manufacturer, has Supplied 335 Wp Poly Solar modules for a project developed by Velan Electrical. The size of the project is 2.81 MW located at Vembur, Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu. Waaree has supplied 2.81 MW of solar modules for this prestigious project. The project was Commissioned in June 2021. 


With more than 140 tests performed at various stages of manufacturing, Waaree maintains its quality above global standards. Waaree is perceived by customers as the premium module supplier & has already supplied near to 3.5 GW of solar panels till date globally, and commissioned over 600 MW of solar EPC projects in India.

Waaree serves over 5000 customers globally which illustrates the trust gained by the company over a period of 32 years of its existence. Waaree currently has India’s largest Solar Sales and service network, with over 375 franchisees globally.

Waaree solar modules are exported in more than 68 countries including USA, UK, Europe, Italy and Africa. Waaree Energies is planning to further expand its footprint with 1000 franchises by the end of 2021. Waaree aims to bridge the ever growing demand – supply gap of electricity, by making solar accessible to all and inch towards a viable indigenous ecosystem.

About Waaree Energies

Waaree Energies Ltd. is the flagship company of Waaree Group, and has the country’s largest Solar PV Module manufacturing capacity of 2 GW. In addition, it is one of leading players in India in EPC services, project development, rooftop solutions, solar water pumps, and as an Independent Power Producer. Waaree has its presence in over 375+ locations nationally and 68 countries globally.


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