The Asian Business Angel Forum 2012 (“ABAF”) is Asia’s premier angel gathering and conference for emerging and growing businesses. It will be hosted in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, from 23 May 2012 – 26 May 2012 at the JW Marriott Hotel. This is the first time the three-day training and conference is being held in Malaysia and also marks the largest such gathering to date. ABAF – previously held in Singapore and Shanghai – will see 30 top business leaders, revolutionary angel investors, policy making venture capitalists and proven start up specialists from across the world coming together on one stage to dialogue, address and train 500 of Asia’s top entrepreneurs and angel investors.

About ACTE: The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), founded in 1988, is a leading non‐profit organization that serves and advances the global business travel industry in 102 different countries. For more than 20 years, ACTE has continued to fulfill its vision of uniting travel executives around the world, providing them with up‐to‐date news, knowledge, beneficial research findings and networking opportunities. The education of ACTE members infiltrates to more than 12 million business travelers worldwide. From corporate buyers to agencies and suppliers, all sectors of the industry are granted equal membership. ACTE has representatives in Africa, Asia‐Pacific, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Mexico, Middle East and the United States.

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AdMob is the world’s largest mobile advertising marketplace, offering solutions for discovery, branding and monetization on the mobile web. Mobile devices are a critical media platform and we are building the tools to let every business on earth leverage mobile. Founded in 2006 by entrepreneur Omar Hamoui, AdMob was born to remove roadblocks and enable mobile web businesses. As a company, AdMob has built technologies to enable media businesses in mobile and continue to invest in tools to enable the mobile environment.


The Asian Buddhist Film Festival (ABFF) is a Singapore-based Film Festival which was conceived with the primary purpose of highlighting and encouraging conscious thought on human and social issues utilizing principles found in Buddhist philosophy, through a very potent and contemporary medium, that of film. The ABFF, while incorporated in Singapore as a Singapore private limited company, is being run as a non-profit company. ABFF was founded in 2007 by businessman Billy Lee and media entrepreneur Bhavna Vedhara. The ABFF is supported by an Advisory Panel comprising respected members from various walks of life, including: Ambassador K Kesavapany, Director, Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS); Mr William Chua, Chairman, Goldbell Group; and Mr Yap Wai Ming, Director, Stamford Law Corporation.

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Angel's Gate is Asia's latest reality TV series focusing on business and entrepreneurship. Backed by Asia's leading venture funds, the Angel's Gate is a 360-degree platform spanning the TV, Web and Mobile that gives entrepreneurs the opportunity of a lifetime to pitch their dream business ideas to some of Asia’s most successful investors.
Angel’s Gate takes a close look at the skills and dynamics at play when entrepreneurs get a chance to pitch to decision makers directly. Often it’s down to split second calculations and instinct that determines whether the deal goes through, and the full pressure is on the entrepreneurs to make the most of the situation.

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AOC is a leader in high definition display technology for TVs and Monitors backed by over 70 years of design and manufacturing experience. AOC has earned a reputation for selling user-friendly, technologically advanced displays with every aspect of AOC's business focusing on the development of products that fit seamlessly into consumers' digital lifestyle. AOC is positioned to be one of the top global players in providing the best value display technology. AOC LCD monitor brings green, entertainment and human-element life experience. For more information about AOC visit .

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AppSense, the people-centric computing company, is a leading global software provider of user virtualization solutions that transform organizations into productive mobile workforces securely governed by IT. AppSense works with customers to reduce IT complexity and enable enterprise consumerization with independent management of the user experience across all mobile devices and desktops. User virtualization improves the deployment, management and migration of multi-platform desktop and mobile environments. The company is headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices around the world. For more information visit

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Arieso has grown rapidly to become one the of world’s leading providers of customer centric network management software solutions that enable operators to continuously and accurately direct investment to meet the increasing demand for rapidly growing data services. A superior alternative to outdated optimisation methods, the company’s ariesoGEO technology delivers location-aware subscriber information to quickly and precisely boost network performance and enrich user experience. Arieso delivers proven carrier grade solutions that are robust, reliable and highly scalable. Clients include global Tier-1 operators and vendors such as MTN, O2, Telefonica, Vodafone, NSN, and Ericsson.

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Asia Pacific Digital is building market-leading positions across the digital commerce value chain. Our seven brands deliver:
• digital Strategies and Solutions, especially e-commerce
• multi-channel Customer Acquisition
• Customer Management
We're proudly independent and we're financially strong. With 750+ team members in eight countries throughout Asia Pacific, we serve the needs of more than 1,000 local, regional and global clients.
Our mission is simple: to help our clients grow. How can we help you to master the digital world? For more information on Asia Pacific Digital, visit


The Avaloq group is the international reference for integrated and comprehensive banking solutions for retail, wealth management and universal banks. Avaloq’s products are in use in the most demanding financial centres. More than 1,300 highly-qualified banking and IT specialists develop and operate banking technologies that are fully-integrated from front and middle to back office. With a 100% success rate in the implementation of its solutions, Avaloq, in the 25 years of its existence, has won the trust of a first class community of the world’s leading financial institutions, partners and universities in over 20 countries. Avaloq has a customer base of over 100 banks which put their faith into the company’s solutions. The firm, with its headquarters in Switzerland, has branches in Berlin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Leipzig, London, Luxembourg, Paris, Vienna, Zurich, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. It has two development centres, one in Zurich and one in Edinburgh, as well as a development support centre in Manila. Avaloq provides leading business process and IT outsourcing solutions in Switzerland (B-Source) and in Germany. More information under

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Aviation New Zealand is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Association. It was created in 2008 to champion New Zealand companies, and their product and service solutions, to international audiences. It also acts as a one-stop-shop for international companies wishing to purchase New Zealand aviation product and service solutions.

“We used Rice at short notice to develop a campaign around the New Zealand presence at the Singapore Airshow, February 2010. Sonya and team got stuck in, came up with imaginative ideas, secured some top quality media interviews, arranged placement of material in targeted media and achieved consistent messaging through all the media we used. The Rice team was attentive, responsive and very personable.”

- John Nicholson,Chief Executive Officer, Aviation New Zealand

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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.5 billion (2009), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant traits. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of about 18,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:

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BioQuest Solutions is a premier Healthcare Knowledge Processes Organization specialising in Clinical Sciences and Marketing Support. The company is an established force in providing cutting edge ideations, solutions and services to Pharmaceutical Companies and Other Healthcare Organizations. Since its incorporation in 2005, BioQuest has etched a novel path in the vast domain of Pharmaceutical Knowledge, Medical Sciences & Marketing Functions.

“We engaged Rice communications in 2011 for communicating about a novel treatment for Cardio Vascular Disease. The team executed the project successfully with media coverage in leading electronic channels and print publications. The entire project was handled with seamless precision from preparing the documents required and handling media interactions the agency was top of their game and ensured smooth execution. Infact we got back to them again in 2012 to continue with PR support for the same initiative.”

-Bhuvaneshwari T.V. Sr.Manager Public Relations at BioQuest Solutions Pvt Ltd

Founded in 2006, Blugrapes is a performance driven marketing company providing Facebook marketing, mobile marketing, media tracking and integrated digital marketing solutions. It has built Facebook communities of over 70,000 fans, as well as a regional interactive SMS solution used by more than 100,000 unique users to date. It also provides highly customized marketing accountability and reporting systems to aid marketers and agencies improve marketing effectiveness and returns. Its clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, L'Oréal and many others in the consumer marketing industry.
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Robert Bosch (South East Asia) is a regional subsidiary of the Bosch Group, representing the Group's interests in Southeast Asia. Legal entities in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines report to Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd, located in Singapore. The Asia Pacific headquarters for Bosch’s business divisions of Automotive Aftermarket, Security Systems, Solar Energy and Bosch Software Innovations, as well as operations for Corporate Information, Information Technology, Corporate Research and Advanced Engineering, are part of Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd.

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“Our heartfelt appreciation for a superb job by Rice. We're extremely pleased with the strategic media coverage that Rice has generated for Bosch with key local & international media. We applaud Rice for your high level of professionalism and commitment in helping us to make our Southeast Asia/Singapore financial results media briefing a stunning success. We look forward to a continued partnership with Rice to achieve constant new heights in the profiling of Bosch in Singapore and across Southeast Asia. Our sincere thanks.”

-Vivien Goh ,Senior Manager, Corporate Communications (Southeast Asia), Robert Bosch (South East Asia) Pte Ltd


Buddy Media is the social enterprise software of choice for eight of the world's top ten global advertisers, empowering them to build and maintain relationships with their consumers in a connections-based world. The Buddy Media social marketing suite helps brands build powerful connections globally with its scalable, secure architecture and data-driven customer insights from initial point of contact through point of purchase. Buddy Media is the most award winning social enterprise software company, winning the prestigious TechCrunch “Crunchie” Award for Best Enterprise application, named to the Advertising Age 2011 "Digital A-list," and CEO and Founder Michael Lazerow was selected as 2011 New York Entrepreneur of the Year® by Ernst and Young. For more information, visit

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Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc. Japan (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit

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Cinemacraft’s flagship product is an interactive media broadcast cloud for rich media distribution. Cinemacraft’s patent pending encoding/decoding and streaming technology combined with the Cinemacraft media cloud provide an end-to-end interactive media broadcast cloud for content publishers, game publishers, and enterprises to monetize their media assets. The company also provides Cinemacraft Platform API to third parties to deploy their own innovative media solutions from Cinemacraft’s cloud. The Cinemacraft cloud can stream to any device across any network. For more information, please visit


Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco's Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of the Internet and most corporate, education, and government networks around the world. Cisco creates leading products and key technologies to make the Internet more useful and dynamic. These technologies include: advanced routing and switching, voice and video over IP, optical networking, wireless, storage networking, security, broadband, and content networking.

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A singular vision – a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs – guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault's Simpana® software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only CommVault can offer. CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States.

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Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world's most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at:


Cloudmark, Inc. is a global leader in carrier-grade messaging infrastructure and security solutions, delivering the industry's fastest, most accurate and most scalable messaging platform for fixed, mobile and social networks. The Cloudmark suite of carrier-grade solutions simplifies and advances the management of messaging abuse, increasing network utilization and reducing infrastructure costs. Cloudmark's patented solutions combine Advanced Message Fingerprinting™ technology based on innovative, highly efficient algorithms, a Global Threat Network™ consisting of trusted reporters across the globe, real-time, automated analysis of traffic and content patterns, along with security research expertise, to provide real-time security intelligence and filtering across carrier networks. Cloudmark solutions protect 1.6 billion subscribers for the world's largest networks, including AT&T, Comcast, MySpace, NTT, Swisscom and Time Warner Cable. Cloudmark is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, Paris, Tokyo, and Singapore.

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C Squared is one of the fastest-growing specialist publishing, events and technology companies in Europe. Its mission is to help the media and marketing industry become more connected and better informed so that it is fully equipped to respond to the challenges and opportunities brought about by digital technology and globalization. The company first launched Cream magazine in 2005 to reflect the changes taking place in global media. Cream has now become the world’s largest database of media innovation and its bespoke technology serves many of the leading global agency groups and multinational advertisers. C Squared launched the Festival of Media in Venice in 2007 and the brand now has 3 major Events across the world, attended by 4,000 senior delegates and receiving over 3,000 Awards entries. In 2009, C Squared acquired the leading brand M&M Global; plus the M&M Global Awards and the popular media training course, IMM. In 2011, C Squared created its “Original Events” unit, which has since created leading events for clients including Wired Magazine, Unilever and BeViacom.


DCNS is a leading European player on the world market for integrated warships. In response to customer demands for more comprehensive and integrated systems, DCNS acts as prime contractor for naval shipbuilding, integration and support by combining its own development, marketing and production capabilities with those of selected partners. To manage the complexity of such projects, the Group draws on in-house expertise in naval architecture and systems engineering, ship assembly and integration and equipment design and production, as well as through-life support. The Group employs 12,000 staff and generates annual revenues of around €2.5 billion (2008 figures).

“Rice Communications was instrumental in building recognition and a solid corporate profile for DCNS in the Asia Pacific region.
With their support, we have been able to develop targeted content and effective messages, connect with the right journalists, and achieve significant coverage in key defence and top-tier regional media.”

- Damien Bonnet,International Communication Manager, DCNS

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Produced by IDG Enterprise in conjunction with VentureBeat, the DEMO conferences in the United States and China focus on emerging technologies and new product innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow.s cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launchpad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Salesforce, Webex, Tivo and VMware, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. The DEMO Scholarship Partner Program, subsidized by corporate sponsorships, offers multiple scholarship opportunities to ensure that deserving entrepreneurs receive the opportunity to introduce cutting edge technology products at DEMO that might have otherwise gone undiscovered. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit

“I have enjoyed working with the team at Rice Communications during DEMO Asia. Within a short turn around time they were able to put together what we needed to communicate. Their professionalism at handling the media was a comfort to me and bring peace of mind.”

- Mandy Wong, Sr. Manager – Consumer Events & Exhibitions, Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd

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During its 112-year history, Dentsu Inc., the No. 1 agency brand in the world, has continually advanced how and what a communications agency should be. From setting up the first broadcast networks in Japan to becoming one of the largest sports marketing companies in the world, from developing mobile marketing applications to producing Oscar-winning entertainment, Dentsu has been a leading innovator in the ways people, ideas, technology and business converge.

Dentsu Network, headquartered in New York and Tokyo with 82 offices in 29 countries, leverages its global talents and capabilities to continually reinvent ways to make our clients more successful. Our Dentsu-branded offices and best-in-class agencies – including mcgarryBowen, 360i, Firstborn, Steak, &c., Taproot and Media Palette – provide marketing and communications solutions through collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurism. For more information, please visit

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Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data center solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer's unique data center needs. Digital Realty's customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty's 122 properties, excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 22.7 million square feet as of April 26, 2013, including 2.6 million square feet of space held for development. Digital Realty's portfolio is located in 32 markets throughout North America, Europe, Asiaand Australia. Additional information about Digital Realty is included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital Realty's website at


Founded in 1995, eBay Inc. connects hundreds of millions of people around the world every day, empowering them to explore new opportunities and innovate together. eBay Inc. does this by providing the Internet platforms of choice for global commerce, payments and communications. Since its inception, eBay Inc. has expanded to include some of the strongest brands in the world, including eBay, PayPal, Skype,, and others. eBay Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California.

“I have worked with Sonya and Rice Communications on crisis management, strategic communication campaigns and various government relations activities. Sonya and the Rice team have delivered to me consistently high quality work. And all with a laser-focus on customer satisfaction and a huge dose of humor!”

- Steven LIEW, Associate General Counsel & Head of Government Relations eBay Inc.- Asia Pacific Region
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e-Dialog has helped some of the world’s most recognized brands develop sophisticated and highly targeted e-mail marketing campaigns. A unique combination of strategic services and relevance-enabling technologies empowers the delivery of relevant e-mail campaigns that produce unbeatable results. They also provide the tools and expertise to extend the power of relevant e-mail marketing to other channels, including customers’ social networks and mobile devices. The solutions offer dynamic publishing driven by timely customer data, campaign sharing across social networks, and optimized solutions for mobile devices. In addition to a cutting-edge technology platform, e-Dialog boasts a global services organization with an unparalleled staff-to-client ratio of 2:1. e-Dialog was recently named a leader in the Forrester Wave: Email Marketing Service Providers, Q4 2009 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of GSI Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSIC).

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Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business- Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Liebert power, precision cooling and monitoring products and services from Emerson Network Power improve the utilization and management of data center and network technologies by increasing IT system availability, flexibility and efficiency. For more information, visit or

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Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for the home and business segment. The industry leader in proactive malware detection, ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin VB100 Awards, never to have missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998.

ESET has headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia and offices in San Diego, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Prague, Czech Republic; Singapore and an extensive partner network in more than 180 countries. In 2008, ESET opened a new research center in Krakow, Poland. ESET was named by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“PR is an indispensable part of effective marketing. Rice Communications has certainly demonstrated professionalism and enthusiasm in accomplishing every project that we have worked on together.

We recognise their proactive approach. They are always there to help, offering valuable suggestions, and thinking out of the box to make our projects and events a success. The RICE team has always put in the extra effort both pre- and post-campaign, and also delivered comprehensive reports on media coverage.

GOOD WORK, RICE TEAM! We wish you all the best and look forward to many more projects in the future!”

- Parvinder Walia, Channel Marketing Manager - APAC, ESET ASIA PTE. LTD

ESI shapes the way organizations implement strategy through training, development and consulting in portfolio, program and project management. Its approach covers the processes, people and tools essential to tactical planning and implementation. ESI has an unmatched record in developing and delivering high-quality consulting services and training programs, resulting in dramatic performance gains throughout client organizations. ESI’s expertise comes from 25 years of experience working with industry-leading organizations. ESI serves hundreds of clients worldwide, with regional offices located in the U.S. (Arlington, VA), Asia (Singapore) and Europe (London, UK) and has worked in over 200 cities and 100 countries worldwide to help companies address project management challenges and successfully deliver their mission critical projects. ESI clients include over 200 Global Fortune 500 companies.

“Working with Rice is always a pleasure. Not only do they bring strong customer service and good strategy to the table that's complemented by some of the best PR writing I've ever read, they're fun too!”

- J. Scott Punk, APR,Director Global Brand Management, ESI International

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Welcome to the World's biggest creative playground! eYeka enables marketers and their agencies to accelerate the creation and marketing of more relevant products by leveraging a wealth of creative ideas developed by a community of 250,000 creators in 154 countries. To date eYeka has launched over 500 creative challenges with consumers submitting over 70,500 ideas, leading to over €2,800,000 in cash prizes awarded. With offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America, eYeka is fast becoming the co-creation partner of choice for leading brands looking to tap into the collective creative power of the crowd for content and marketing innovation. 40 leading brands such as Unilever, Coca-Cola, Danone, Hyundai, Citroen and Microsoft are already tapping into eYeka's community. To discover why, log-on to

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FICO (NYSE:FICO) delivers superior predictive analytics solutions that drive smarter decisions. The company’s groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionized the way risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO’s innovative solutions include the FICO® Score — the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States — along with industry-leading solutions for managing credit accounts, identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, and customizing consumer offers with pinpoint accuracy. Most of the world’s top banks, as well as leading insurers, retailers, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies, rely on FICO solutions to accelerate growth, control risk, boost profits and meet regulatory and competitive demands. FICO also helps millions of individuals manage their personal credit health through Learn more at FICO: Make every decision count™.
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Forum is a recognized global leader in linking learning to strategic business objectives. Our learning solutions help organizations effectively execute their business strategies by focusing on their most important asset: their people. We provide clients with practical and research-based advice and tailored programs that mobilize employees, accelerate business-initiative implementation, and improve agility. Forum's 40-year legacy as a pioneer and thought leader continues with the release of our latest book, Strategic Speed (Harvard Business Press). For more information, visit


GetIT is a team of consultants who see marketing programmes, campaigns and projects through from conception and planning to execution and final delivery. The focus is on providing innovative marketing & communication solutions for high technology and telecommunications companies, using interactive digital media (IDM) and social media. GetIT combines consulting expertise and execution capabilities in B2B social media and programme management. Execution is led by design and development of interactive digital media content, and content deployment, management and tracking solutions. GetIT also creates custom web and mobile apps for marketing and communication. Established in 1997, GetIT has more than a decade of experience in delivering results to major corporations such as Cisco Systems, HP, IDC, IBM, Singtel, Datacraft, Arbor Networks, CMP Asia and CNET Asia.


Based in Gardena, Calif., General Imaging is the worldwide exclusive licensee for GE branded digital cameras. Unveiling its first cameras in March 2007, General Imaging has set a new precedent for high-quality, feature-rich cameras that offer excellent value, including the industry’s first point-and-shoot camera with a retractable USB plug.

The GE Digital Camera brand kicks off the year as the fastest growing mid-tier camera brand, according to Gap Intelligence, and was recognized by consumers as the second most reliable camera brand in a recent PC World Reliability and Satisfaction survey. For more information about the entire line of GE brand digital cameras or to browse the online store, please visit

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GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. GE Healthcare’s expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, performance improvement, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies is helping clinicians around the world re-imagine new ways to predict, diagnose, inform and treat disease, so their patients can live their lives to the fullest. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at


GeoPost regroups the Express subsidiaries of the La Poste Group and is a leading player in Express parcel transport and delivery in Europe. GeoPost serves more than 230 countries on behalf of over 300,000 customers throughout the world. In the road express parcel market, GeoPost is ranked n°1 in France and n°2 in Europe, with consolidated sales of 3.093 billion euros in 2009.For more information:


Global PTM was established in the year 2000 by industry leaders who believed businesses deserved better quality and substance from their operational consulting and technology investments. At Global PTM we believe that focused efforts deliver results. Our focus is to deliver Maintenance Operational Improvement (MOI) expertise to achieve significant cost reductions by maximizing maintenance performance and asset productivity.


GMC Software Technology AG delivers seamless CCM solutions that streamline document creation processes and produce higher quality, relevant communications of all types for delivery through print, electronic and interactive channels.

GMC helps thousands of clients worldwide across the banking, insurance, retail, business services, telco/utilities and healthcare industries gain customer insight to improve the customer experience. It gets communications to market 70% faster, improves operational efficiencies by more than 50%, and expands business services for more lucrative opportunities.

For more information about GMC's award-winning robust and scalable GMC Inspire solution, visit:


GreenBills Pte Ltd is a Singapore-based Business-to-Consumer start-up company focusing on the aggregated aspect of EBPP (Electronic Bill Presentment & Payment) through its patent pending system, GreenPost®, which had its beta launch on the 5th of June 2009, World Environment Day. Since then, GreenBills has been collecting users’ feedback on GreenPost by delivering their aggregated real time electronic bills from SingTel, StarHub, M1 and Singapore Power, through its online and desktop applications. Founded in 2005, GreenBills spent most of its early years involved in research and development of GreenPost prototype and outreach to service providers and its target users. The team spent years nurturing a deep conviction to raise individuals’ eco-consciousness.

“We found Rice Communications an ideal fit for us. We're a young company entering into an aggressive growth phase, and the team at Rice was absolutely bursting with helpful suggestions for us! They see themselves as a partner for their clients and make a big effort to be aligned with management's objectives while retaining an independent view on approaches they think works best. Sonya in particular has demonstrated a very high level of competence. We were impressed with her ideas and execution of our media strategy in the print, online and social media. Rice has definitely over-delivered and raised the bar.
Very good value for money as well. Big UP!".

- Management team, GreenPost

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Hill International, with 2,400 employees in 80 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 8th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at

HootSuite is a social relationship platform for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute campaigns across social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ Pages from one secure, web-based dashboard. Advanced functionality includes tools for audience engagement, team collaboration, account security and comprehensive analytics for end-to-end measurement and reporting. To learn more, visit


Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet® encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 1.9 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.

“I have find the team at Rice Communications a pleasure to work with. I’ve solicited Sonya Madeira Stamp’s assistance for the past several years on various activities surrounding the CommunicAsia shows in Singapore. She and her staff have been very responsive, professional, and efficient with excellent follow through. I don’t have to worry with the Rice team handling the project.”

- Judy Blake,Director, Public Relations & Marketing Communications, Hughes Network Systems,USA

Huthwaite is the world’s leading sales performance improvement organization. Founded on scientifically validated behavioral research, our methodologies which include the internationally renowned SPIN® Selling, guarantee sales success. Huthwaite assesses your organization’s needs and develops customized sales performance improvement and coaching programs that drive real business results.

“Rice put together an A-Team for us with expertise in many areas to help our event get the publicity it needed. The articles, interviews, and added coverage they worked hard to bring our event helped it to be a huge success!”

- Greg Moore, Regional Sales Director, Huthwaite Asia Pacific

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The Interactive Advertising Bureau Southeast Asia; Singapore Chapter is established and supported by leading digital advertising companies operating in Singapore and Southeast Asia and acts to educate marketers, agencies, media companies and the wider business community about the value of interactive advertising, evaluate and recommend standards and practices, and develop and distribute research on interactive advertising. Visit

"Rice came highly recommended by several industry contacts and, having now worked with them, we absolutely understand why! Sonya, Donna, Grace, Rasy and the rest of the team are a delightful group of committed professionals who provide strategic communications counsel with a good dose of warmth, humour, and personalized attention that goes above and beyond expectations. With an understanding of the Digital landscape and an impressive portfolio of Clients from within the space, their ability to take a 'birds-eye view' of the industry has been integral in supporting our work at the IAB, and certainly much appreciated.”

- Ranji David, Executive Director, IAB Singapore

The I-COM is an industry backed international forum for exploring measurement issues facing the Digital Advertising Industry, with the goals of international cooperation, information sharing and working toward consensus on best practices. I-COM is also the preeminent international community of Digital's Data Champions. The scope of measurement disciplines which I-COM covers have grown to include: Audience Measurement, Advertising Effectiveness, Social Media Measurement, Competitive Monitoring, Consumer Insights, Targeting and Web Analytics. More information is available at


ICM Registry is the company behind .XXX. ICM Registry is a financially stable and completely independent entity. As a registry operator, ICM Registry will provide management, supporting infrastructure and back-end functionality.

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International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 47 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting


The Internation Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) is the first global public-private initiative against cyber-terrorism. IMPACT is dedicated to bringing together governments, industry leaders and cybersecurity experts to enhance the the global community's capacity to prevent, defend and respond to cyberthreats. IMPACT's permanent secreteriat is headquartered in Cyberjaya, Malaysia

“In the short time provided to respond to the brief, Rice demonstrated a thorough understanding of IMPACT’s present and planned positioning and was able to bring fresh ideas to the table. We look forward to working with the team and hit the ground running with a number of key events in the pipeline.”

- Philip Victor,Head, Communications & Outreach, International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (‘IMPACT’)


Inmarsat plc (LSE: ISAT) is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organisations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. The company’s services are delivered through a global network of more than 500 distribution partners and service providers operating in 180 countries. For the year ended 31 December 2007, Inmarsat plc had total revenue of US$ 576.5 million.

"We chose to support the creation of Rice as an anchor client. They have not disappointed us, providing hard work and creativity, within budget and on time. We recommend Rice.”

- Chris McLaughlin, VP External Affairs, Inmarsat

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InMobi, one of the fastest growing global mobile advertising network, delivers the best results to its partners through its intelligent mobile advertising solutions. The advanced technology enables advertisers to discover their target audience on mobile internet sites in a measurable manner. Publishers can leverage the capability to serve contextual ads to the users of their sites, thereby increasing the value of their mobile property. InMobi’s vast reach coupled with the precision of the mobile medium provides the optimal platform for advertisers and publishers to take advantage of mobile advertising.

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Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, the iProperty Group (ASX:IPP) owns and operates Asia’s No.1 network of property websites under the umbrella brand.

Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Company is focused on developing and operating leading real estate Internet portals with other complementary offerings in Asian markets. It currently operates online property portals for consumer and business needs in the markets of Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore, and has investments in India and Philippines. Most of its sites are ranked first in their respective markets.

Along with 18 property websites around the region, the Group’s portfolio also includes the first comprehensive regional commercial property website,, as well as a regional property exhibition business and a Malaysian monthly property magazine.

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iTwin is a device designed by a Singapore-based start-up that allows the secure transfer of data between the two parts of the device anywhere in the world. The two halves of iTwin share a secure hardware-based crypto-grade association. This device is a ‘first-of-its-kind’ and target markets are the US and Europe, with a global launch scheduled for August 15, 2010.

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In 2009, Nathan Eagle founded Jana with its earlier name TxtEagle. The company helps global brands engage directly with people in emerging growth markets via mobile phones. We work at a global scale: Through our partnerships with more than 235 mobile operators in more than 100 countries, Jana can send airtime rewards to more than 3.48 billion people. For more information, please visit our website at


jimmy monkey™ café & bar is among the latest third wave coffee destinations in Singapore. Armed with Singapore’s only SlayerTM espresso machine, jimmy monkey aims to provide the ultimate coffee experience. jimmy monkey calls to mind the café culture of Melbourne. Nestled in the tranquility of One North residences in an ex-army barracks, the café is designed to be an elegantly raw destination.

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Jungle Ventures is a Singapore based venture capital firm focussed on converting ideas and entrepreneurs into successful businesses.
The firm has launched its first fund, specifically focussed on providing early stage investments (seed, incubation and Series-A capital) and business building infrastructure to start-ups and entrepreneurial teams in the region. With decades of corporate and starting-up experience in the region behind them, the founders bring substantial value-add in business building and regional go-to-market know-how to the invested companies. The roster of ventures founded and or angel invested by the founders prior to launching the fund include Space Matrix, One Animation, Sconce Solutions, Encentuate, Eloqua and ettaminA Studios.


Kingdee International Software Group Company Limited (HK Stock Code: 268) is a leading provider of enterprise management software and e-Business application solution in the Asia-Pacific region, one of the fastest-growing independent software vendors in the global market, and a leading provider in China's software industry, Kingdee is engaged in developing and selling enterprise management software and e-Business application software, and middleware of e-Business and e-government platforms for enterprises or government. Kingdee also provides software-related management consultation, implementation and technical support services for worldwide customers. With its unique product and service position of "Fast Configuration, Fast Implementation, Fast Application, and Fast Results", Kingdee is able to help customers to easily face the challenges of uncertainty brought by the dynamic business environment, perfectly integrate the business processes and information technology, effectively manage changes, and ensure the fast, sustainable and healthy growth of the organization.


Le Spa Cocoon is a haven for those seeking sublime tranquility. Nestled in the heart of Singapore, Le Spa Cocoon is an exquisite environment combining the natural elements of fire, water, wood, earth and metal to provide a sensual and perfectly balanced Yin and Yang wellness experience. Founded on the belief that the sea is the source of life and the earth as the infinite source of energy, Le Spa Cocoon uses only the best products from nature – Jurlique and Phytomer – for all face and body treatments.

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Founded in 1983, Light Cibles is globally renowned for its expertise in the conception and the realization of lightings around the world. Its vocation is to find appropriate lighting solutions, for all kind of exterior and interior projects. The company has offices in China, France, Singapore and Spain.

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m9 Tech Solutions is a software and services company that develops productivity improvement tools for consumers and small businesses using web-based technologies and intelligent document management and contacts management systems. Headquartered in Singapore, m9 Tech Solutions is a global company that will design and develop the software product, host the solution on the internet, and offer the technology to end consumers located globally.


Magnolia Finest Corporation Co., Ltd., a member of DT Group of Companies, established in 2000, operates the Property Development business under the concept of “Think and Create for Human Sustainability”. With this in mind, we develop projects that best respond to the demands and well-being of our residents.

The Company invests and develops real estate projects on an international level to build growth of joint ventures and development of international real estate projects with our domestic and international partners and investors.

Each project is unique with state-of-the-art design incorporating quality materials, energy and environmental technology. We not only build a place for living, we also innovate to achieve the best quality of life.

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In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the philosophy of a “mutuality of benefits” for all stakeholders – this vision serves as the foundation of the Mars, Incorporated we are today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $30 billion and six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience. More than 65,000 Associates worldwide are putting our Mars Principles in action every day to make a difference for people and the planet through our performance.


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Maveric Systems is a globally trusted software testing specialist since the year 2000. Maveric is the market leader in independent software testing in the GCC Region. Maveric is supporting clients in both business-as-usual testing as well as testing of large transformations. With capabilities across a vast set of testing tools we add value by ensuring better test coverage while crashing cycle times through robust test automation. Maveric has multiple delivery centers across KSA, UAE, India, Malaysia, UK and USA.

“RICE's ability to co-create a targeted, high-impact programme aligned to Maveric's requirement of an Integrated Marketing Communications programme for Asean was exemplary. Their ability to research, bring in relevant leverages across Asia Pacific and commitment to detail helped us reap the best value for our investment. A young, high energy team, Rice does in many ways reflect the growth and excitement of Asia, their own playground.”

– Ritendra Banerjee, Senior Vice President and Head-Asean, Maveric Systems

Millward Brown is a leading global research agency specializing in advertising effectiveness, strategic communication, media and brand equity research. Millward Brown helps clients grow great brands through comprehensive research-based qualitative and quantitative solutions. Specialist global practices include Millward Brown Digital (a leader in digital effectiveness and intelligence), Firefly Millward Brown (our global qualitative network), a Neuroscience Practice (using neuroscience to optimize the value of traditional research techniques), and Millward Brown Optimor (a strategy consultancy helping companies maximize financial returns on brand and marketing investments). Millward Brown operates in more than 55 countries and is part of Kantar, WPP’s data investment management division. Learn more at

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The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) is the premier global non-profit trade association established to lead the growth of mobile marketing and its associated technologies. The MMA is an action-oriented organization designed to clear obstacles to market development, establish mobile media guidelines and best practices for sustainable growth, and evangelize the use of the mobile channel. It has more than 700 member companies, representing over forty countries around the globe, including all members of the mobile media ecosystem. The Mobile Marketing Association’s global headquarters are located in the United States and it has regional chapters including North America (NA), Europe, Latin American (LATAM), Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) branches.

“We have always believed that good PR is one of the essential tools of effective marketing. But it was only when we appointed Rice that we realized just how powerful great PR can be!

Sonya and her team has not only helped to raise our profile through their enthusiasm and hard work but they have been pivotal in helping us review and revitalize the way we do business. Rice has made a significant impact both within the media and MMA membership. With its ongoing support it has helped to strengthen our relationships and has made a major contribution to our business.”

- Rohit Dadwal, Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Mobile Marketing Association


Headquartered in Singapore with subsidiaries in Indonesia, MEC has invested in and manages large-scale coal and related infrastructure projects in Indonesia. Combining 70 years of mining experience, the Government of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates and the Trimex Group established MEC in 2008. MEC has commenced development in East Kalimantan of its first mine, is continuing to explore adjacent areas and is developing necessary infrastructure – a railway, coal-handling terminals and a jetty – that will ensure coal is delivered to customers at competitive rates.


Mozat is one of the world’s leading developers and marketers of mobile social networking platform for global mobile carriers and service providers. Currently serving more than 15 million mobile users worldwide, Mozat is building the social hub for mobile operators through its MOZAT platform. Its cross-platform capability delivers tremendous value to operators, thereby offering improved value-added services, brand loyalty and intensified customer reach. Established in 2003, Mozat is headquartered in Singapore, with representative offices in China and Saudi Arabia.

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“Rice is a great company to work with. They are efficient, reliable and well-connected. Their proactive approach and hard work resulted to worthy coverage for our company and our brand. I would definitely recommend Rice to my business associates.”

– Michael Yin, CEO, Mozat Pte Ltd

National Instruments ( is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 30,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 3 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 15 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 5,000 employees and direct operations in more than 40 countries. For the past 11 years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

“Rice Communications has supported us when we announced our decision to open an office in Vietnam. We thank Rice and their partner in Vietnam, VietGate Communications, for the great execution and coordination in making the press event a huge success. They are prompt and efficient in following up on action items, status updates, project management, and all the details are thoroughly covered. I feel very reassured when working with them knowing that our press conference will be well managed.”

– Jessie Lee, Marketing Communications, National Instruments


New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the New Zealand Government's national economic development agency. It works to stimulate economic growth by helping to boost export earnings, strengthen regional economies, and deliver economic development assistance to industries and individual businesses. Through its global network of offices NZTE works with international businesses and investors, connecting them to New Zealand business opportunities.


NetIQ, an Attachmate business, is a global leader in systems and security management. With more than 12,000 customers in over 60 countries, NetIQ solutions maximise technology investments and enable IT process improvements to achieve measurable cost savings. For more information on NetIQ’s portfolio of award-winning products for IT Process Automation, Systems Management, Security Management, Configuration Audit and Control, Enterprise Administration and Unified Communications Management, please visit


A leading player in mobile communications in the Asia Pacific, Nokia first started operations in the region in the early 1980s. It has since established a leading brand presence in many local markets, and business has expanded considerably in all areas to support customer needs and the growth of the telecommunications industry in the region. Nokia's regional corporate headquarters is located at Alexandra Technopark in Singapore. As the regional hub for Nokia, it is a base from which over 700 staff provide leading-edge technology, product and solutions support to the 20 diverse markets and Nokia offices in the Asia Pacific.
Nokia has four business groups to best meet the unique dynamics of each business.
• Mobile Phones offers a global range of highly competitive mobile phones for large consumer segments, and develops mobile phones for all major standards and customer segments in over 130 countries. Multimedia brings mobile multimedia to consumers in the form of advanced mobile devices and applications.
• Networks continues to offer leading-edge network infrastructure, technology and related services, based on major wireless standards to mobile operators and service providers.
• Enterprise Solutions provides a range of terminals and seamless mobile connectivity solutions based on end-to-end mobility architecture, dedicated to helping businesses and institutions worldwide improve their performance through extended mobility.


NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 150 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA. Find out more at | Twitter@NTT Com | Facebook@NTT Com | LinkedIn@NTT Com

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ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics. The company’s broad portfolio of power and signal management, logic, discrete and custom devices helps customers efficiently solve their design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, LED lighting, medical, military/aerospace and power applications. ON Semiconductor operates a world-class, value-added supply chain and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit


One Animation is an independent VFX and 3D animation studio. We produce original content as well as service VFX and Animation for feature films, TV series and specials. Our extensive experience and creative direction enables us to create high quality work while keeping production costs down.

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Ooyala delivers personalized video experiences across all screens and is the leader in online video management, publishing, analytics and monetization. Ooyala’s integrated suite of technologies and services give content owners the power to expand audiences through deep insights that drive increased viewer engagement and revenue from video.
Companies using Ooyala technology include Telstra, ESPN, Pac-12 Enterprises, Miramax, Bloomberg, Telegraph Media Group, Tennis Australia, The North Face, Rolling Stone, Dell, Sephora and Yahoo! Japan. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Ooyala has offices in Los Angeles, New York City, London, Sydney and Guadalajara, Mexico; and the company works with premier reseller and technology partners throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information visit


Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV) is a global software innovator delivering context-aware mediation and messaging solutions that enable communication service providers and the broader ecosystem to create and deliver smarter services.

Building on its mobile data heritage, Openwave mobilizes the Internet with predictive solutions fueled by real-time analytics that mediate among all different ecosystem elements, enhancing every mode of IP traffic. The result can provide customers with a 360-degree view of their network, devices and services, and enables them to proactively optimize network resources, quickly launch smart mobile services, and provide a contextually relevant user experience.

Openwave is a global company with a blue chip customer base spanning North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Openwave is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information please visit

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Orion Health is the only global, independently owned eHealth software company and is the world’s leading provider of health information exchange (HIE) and electronic health records (EHRs) and healthcare integration solutions. Worldwide, Orion Health solutions are used in 30 countries by more than 300,000 clinicians.

By enhancing existing healthcare information systems, the Orion Health Rhapsody™ Integration Engine, Clinical Portal and workflow solutions, provide healthcare workers with easy access to patient data and trends, and reduce errors and omissions by streamlining information transfer.

Worldwide, Orion Health implements health information communities involving over 30 million patients with hundreds of thousands of active users including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Spain’s IB-Salut, New Zealand Ministry of Health, Maine’s HealthInfoNet, Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Alberta Health Services. For more information, please visit

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Out There Media is the international leader in Mobile Advertising. The company is headquartered in Vienna and has subsidiaries in Dusseldorf, Singapore, Moscow, Kiev, Athens and Sofia. Today Out There Media has partnership agreements with 24 network operators across Europe and Asia, reaching approximately 380 million subscribers – 70% of which are exclusive – via its multi-channel mobile advertising marketplace, Mobucks™. Mobucks is a cross-operator, cross-advertiser marketplace that matches demand and supply for advertising over mobile telephones. Out There Media enables operators to monetize their inventory, advertisers to engage with their audiences in a targeted and effective manner, and consumers to enhance and improve their everyday lives. The company’s website can be found at

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PageUp People assists organisations to acquire and retain the best talent through the development and integrated delivery of innovative talent management systems and solutions. Established in 1997, PageUp People has successfully built upon its beginnings as a custom software developer to create an extensive suite of integrated talent management web-based tools and consulting solutions which are now delivered to some of the world's largest organisations on a global scale. PageUp People is at the forefront of innovation in talent management solutions with global best-practice research underpinning all consulting practices and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. Visit the company website at


Palo Alto Networks is leading a new era in cybersecurity by protecting thousands of enterprise, government, and service provider networks from cyber threats. Unlike fragmented legacy products, our security platform safely enables business operations and delivers protection based on what matters most in today’s dynamic computing environments: applications, users, and content. Find out more at


Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of forwarding and logistics services, specializing in end-to-end supply chain management solutions and intercontinental air freight and ocean freight shipments. Thanks to its in-depth industry know-how and state-of-the-art IT systems, Panalpina provides globally integrated door-to-door forwarding services tailored to its customers' individual needs. The Panalpina Group operates a close-knit network with some 500 branches in over 80 countries. In a further 80 countries, it cooperates closely with partner companies. Panalpina employs approximately 14,000 people worldwide.

“Quality that matters – it was a risk taking on my part when I chose Rice Communications to be our official event PR agency. Despite being a boutique setup, the team at RICE was very professional and dedicated. No details was spared to ensure that the event runs smoothly & successfully. The end result was amazing with the high media exposure with the relatively small investment we made. Definitely an agency I would recommend!”

– Raymond Ang, Area Marketing Manager, Southeast Asia, Panalpina World Transport (S) Pte Ltd

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Plingm uses innovative technology to develop and offer people friendly and cost efficient ways to communicate. The company
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Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive to changing conditions and customer interactions as they occur – to capitalize on new opportunities, drive greater efficiencies and reduce risk. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class infrastructure software spanning event-driven visibility and real-time response, open integration, data access and integration, and application development and deployment – all supporting on-premises and SaaS/Cloud deployments. Progress maximizes the benefits of operational responsiveness while minimizing IT complexity and total cost of ownership. Progress can be reached at

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As a firm based in Singapore, we offer clients access to a network of over 900 legal professionals across 22 offices in Asia, the Middle East and Europe via our membership with Taylor Wessing group. We are also the exclusive Singapore member of The Interlex Group, a global network of leading law firms.Our model is driven by the focus on helping clients succeed, which translates to clear and precise solutions with high-level legal and commercial insights. We proactively grow our practice in tandem with regional and international fast growing industries, with core areas of practice in Banking and Finance, Corporate and Securities, Intellectual Property and Technology, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Real Estate. The company’s website can be found at


Headquartered in Singapore, with operations in Australia and the United States, RGM Media Limited is an ASX-listed Pan Asian media and entertainment company with two operating divisions: artist management, and film and television production.


RMMI is the first Middle Eastern mining company with a global reach, set up under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. RMMI is a joint venture between RAK Investment Authority (RAKIA), and Trimex Group, an independent minerals company with over 70 years of combined mining experience. RMMI’s investments are long-term in outlook, capitalising on the vast experience of the team to operate the mines; this strategy distinguishes RMMI from investment funds. Focus areas for RMMI are: base metal minerals, energy minerals and industrial minerals, to cater to the growing demand from China, India and the Middle East.


SkyWave Mobile Communications is a global provider of wireless data communications for the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market. SkyWave’s products provide dependable communication, tracking, monitoring and remote management of fixed and mobile assets. Over the past 16 years, SkyWave has designed, manufactured and shipped more than 600,000 Inmarsat-based satellite terminals to customers globally in the transportation, maritime, oil and gas, utilities and government sectors. For more information, please visit


Smoothie King is a privately held New Orleans area based Franchise Company and the premier Smoothie Bar and Nutritional Lifestyle Center in the industry. Smoothie King offers guests the original nutritional fresh-blended smoothie and healthy retail products, including sports beverages, energy bars, healthy snacks, vitamin supplements, herbs, minerals and other sports nutrition products. Smoothie King opened its first location in 1973 and started as the first franchised smoothie bar / health food store in the United States in 1989. Smoothie King currently has more than 600 units operating in 32 states, the Caymans and the Republic of Korea. In 2011 Smoothie King was ranked # 1 by entrepreneur magazine in the juice bar category for the 18th year, #70 overall on the 2011 Franchise 500 list and honored as part of the QSR Global 30. For more information about Smoothie King, please Visit

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SMSGlobal was founded in 2003 when the company introduced the first universal two-way SMS text messaging and crew e-mail service for seafarers. SMSGlobal has offices in Hong Kong & Philippines and works hand-in-hand with over 800 telecom operators world-wide, integrating various state-of-the-art technologies. CrewCommCenter is offered by some of the biggest maritime industry service providers including Inmarsat, J-Sat Mobile, Beijing Marine and SeaSecure. For more information, please visit


SoCh in Action designs and implements various programs and events for the community to be involved in the social change process. SoCh believes that anyone can be a change-maker; through new thoughts, simple beliefs and small actions. For partnership opportunities write to Madhu Verma at For more details visit

“Rice has been a perfect communications partner for us at SoCh, which was a nascent social venture last year. The willingness to help a social venture pro bono with equal enthusiasm and dedication is what impressed us. Their insights and inputs on the project have been valuable and we thank them for truly being a partner.”

– Madhu Verma, Founder of SoCH in Action

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, is transforming the way global large- to mid-size organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. With solutions from a next-generation network security platform to advanced malware protection, Sourcefire provides customers with Agile SecurityTM that is as dynamic as the real world it protects and the attackers against which it defends. Trusted for more than 10 years, Sourcefire has been consistently recognized for its innovation and industry leadership with numerous patents, world-class research, and award-winning technology. Today, the name Sourcefire has grown synonymous with innovation, security intelligence and agile end-to-end security protection. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit

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sTec, Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise-class solid-state storage solutions designed for the ever-growing performance, reliability and endurance requirements of today’s advanced data centers. The industry’s first company to deploy SSDs into large-scale enterprise environments, sTec offers the industry’s widest range of solid-state storage solutions, which protect critical information for major business and government organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, sTec also serves the embedded and military/aerospace markets with SSDs for industrial and rugged environments. For more information, visit


Based in Japan, Subaru is the automotive division of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), a comprehensive, multifaceted transport equipment manufacturer that develops a wide range of innovative products such as automobiles, aerospace, bus-manufacturing, house-prefabricating, industrial products and ecology systems.

Founded in 1955, Subaru has since grown to become one of the world’s leading carmakers. In 1972, Subaru became the first in the world to market an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) passenger car and pioneered the market in Japan for high-performance station wagons by combining a turbo-charged engine with an AWD system. Subaru has improved and refined its AWD system, to create a symmetrical AWD system that enables optimal driving pleasure and safety.

Subaru is well-known by motoring organizations worldwide for its engineering, design, functionality, safety and reliability. The Subaru range of vehicles includes the BRZ, Exiga, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, Tribeca and XV. Collectively, they have been known to be “driver's cars” offering superb handling because of the core technologies, such as the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Subaru Boxer, built into every model.

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Swissclear Global provides fast, reliable and secured ways to stay connected with friends and family and pay for digital services. Customers can pay phone bills across 200 mobile carriers in over 70 countries and buy gaming credits for over 1,000 online games and entertainment products such as video-on-demand services. Swissclear Global adds convenience and empowers customers to pay for services by either using cash or credit cards. With over one million retail outlets in five countries, customers can “walk around the corner” to pay for services or transact using their desktop or mobile device. Swissclear Global is headquartered in Singapore with offices in India and the United Arab Emirates. More information can be found at


Syncsort is a global software company that helps the world’s most successful organizations rethink the economics of data. Syncsort provides record-setting data performance and rapid time to value through easy to use data integration and data protection solutions. With over 15,000 deployments, Syncsort has transformed decision making and delivered more profitable results to thousands of customers worldwide. For more information visit:


TM Forum is a global, non-profit industry association focused on simplifying the complexity of running a service provider’s business. As an established industry thought-leader, the Forum serves as a unifying force, enabling more than 850 companies across 195 countries to solve critical business issues through access to a wealth of knowledge, intellectual capital and standards.
The Forum provides a unique, fair and safe environment for the entire value-chain to collaborate on pressing industry issues, helping companies of all sizes gain a competitive edge and the flexibility and speed they need to underpin future growth. For more information about TM Forum, visit


Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of 140,000 serving clients across 61 countries. For more information, please visit


ZONE Telecom is a one-stop service provider of Voice, Data, Internet Communications and other telecommunication services for consumers and business. A fully owned subsidiary of the e-KONG Group in Hong Kong, ZONE Telecom is the company behind the IDD service ZONE1511, a service aimed at helping business users reduce IDD cost without compromising on call quality. ZONE Telecoms is committed to improving data and telecommunication efficiency in both consumers and businesses with their product and service offerings.

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