i.Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Happy New Year)
The Chinese calendar has a 12 year cycle and each year is named after an animal. People born in each of these years are said to have certain characteristics. The year 2009 (year 4707 on the Chinese calendar) is the Year of the Ox. People born in the Year of the Ox are said to be dependable, patient, methodical and calm, hardworking, materialistic, and ambitious. The Spring Festival celebrates the Earth coming back to life and the beginning of plowing and planting. Because the Chinese use a lunar calendar, the date of the Spring Festival changes each year. It takes place at some time during the end of January or the beginning of February. This year it falls on January 26, 2009.
ii. RFID World Asia 2009
a. Start Date :- 21st April 2009
b. Venue :- Singapore Expo
c. City :- Singapore
d. Category:- Logistics, Computer & IT, Electronics & Electrical,
RFID World Asia 2009 is the 6th annual exhibition and conference that is expected to be attended by over 5,600 professionals and delegates. It is one of the most important platforms of industry that offer participants the opportunity to gain strategic insights of the latest technology that help reducing cost, increase efficiencies and maximizing Returns On Investment. The event will be held at more than 3500 square meters of exhibiting space with over 120 high profile exhibitors from 45 countries. RFID World Asia 2009 will feature the latest and the best of solutions, innovations, multi-applications, and products. The participants of the conference will get the opportunity to hear from global leaders and major implementers, also they will experience live demonstrations of various applications
iii. Retail Solutions World Asia 2009
e. Start Date :- 22nd April 2009
f. Venue :- Suntec, Singapore
g. City :- Singapore
h. Category:- Logistics, Computer & IT, Electronics & Electrical
Retail Solutions World Asia 2009 is a three day exhibition that will provide a lucrative platform for the retailers and solution providers. The event will bring together major retailers seeking to upgrade, evaluate, and adopt purchase solutions that are imperative to daily and strategic retail operations. Retail Solutions World Asia 2009 exhibition will offer regional retailers an opportunity to be informed of the latest retail developments, solutions, and technology under one roof. The exhibition is expected to be attended by more than 6,000 qualified trade customers from across Asia
iv. Global Logistics Scenario
In a move to cut down costs, producers are exploring around the globe in search for the lowest cost exporters/suppliers. Lured towards developing countries in south-east Asian region for lower-wages, transportation industry is stretching its reach longer than ever before. Major players are focusing overseas markets for outsourcing cheap manufacturing as well as expanding their businesses. This result in outbound logistics. And acceleration in manufacturing capacity is driving many producers to shutter superfluous plants. The rest of the plants are gaining the developing rhythm, but must export overseas now to sustain their positions in the market.
v. Modern Logistics industry in Singapore
With the manufacturing and extensive business contacts developed, the shipping industry has become its key industry. The port has excellent resources and the development of professional logistics enterprise makes the port environment better, and larger. The rational use of storage facilities and storage space, extensive use of information technology, active development of online inventory search, cargo tracking and management systems, logistics efficiency, focus on technology and talents output, all of which constitute a strong Singapore logistics industry.