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Oppenheimer & Co. To Host 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference

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Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (“Oppenheimer”) – a leading investment bank, wealth manager, and a subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings (NYSE: OPY) – will host its 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference on June 18-19 in Boston, MA. This year’s event features companies from prominent consumer brands such as Autozone, Domino’s Pizza, Express, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Six Flags Theme Parks, Tiffany & Company, Ulta, Walmart, Weight Watchers, and Yum Brands.

Of particular note, Oppenheimer is pleased to host nine of the market-leading companies involved with emerging trends in the Cannabis space this year. The event will also feature seven panel discussions, moderated by Oppenheimer Consumer Research Analysts, addressing emerging and disruptive trends in the consumer marketplace as follows:

  • Evolving Role of Technology in the Consumer Sector with Cooler Screens and Lindsay Goldberg LLC, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • A Discussion with Emerging Restaurant Brands with Aurify and B. Good, moderated by Brian Bittner
  • A Discussion on the Evolving US Food & Beverage Landscape with Lifeway, New Age Beverage, and United Natural Foods, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
  • Next Gen Brands Re-Shaping Landscape for Women’s Fashion with CARAA and Rothy’s, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • Exciting New Brands Shaking Up Home Products Space with Burkelman, LoveSac and Resident/Nectar, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • A Discussion on the Emerging CBD Landscape with Curaleaf and CV Sciences, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
  • Leveraging the Power of Digital to Connect with Consumers with Eight and FlexShopper, moderated by Brian Nagel

The conference features Oppenheimer’s Consumer Senior Research Analysts:

  • Brian Bittner, Managing Director Senior Analyst covering Restaurants
  • Brian Nagel, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Retail and E-Commerce
  • Rupesh Parikh, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Food, Grocery and Consumer Products
  • Ian Zaffino, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering event-driven Special Situations

“Long-established business models are being upended by disruptive brands and technology, affecting consumer preferences and buying behaviors throughout the consumer industry. This year’s event aims to showcase the mix of market-leading and emerging companies driving and navigating these changes,” said Erica L. Moffett, Managing Director and Associate Director of Research at Oppenheimer. “From effortless payment methods to accelerated delivery times and customized products, consumers want a seamless experience. In order to succeed, companies must stay current on the evolving consumer and we are pleased to host a conference to explore this new landscape.”

Oppenheimer’s next conference will be the Montauk Emerging Life Sciences Summit, which will be held on June 26-28in Montauk, NY. The 22nd Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference will follow on August 6-7 in Boston, MA, followed by the Midwest Corporate Access Day in Chicago on August 15.

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Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (Oppenheimer), a principal subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (OPY on the New York Stock Exchange), and its affiliates provide a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage and investment banking services to high-net-worth individuals, families, corporate executives, local governments, businesses and institutions.

SOURCE Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

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China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair 2019 is Held

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China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair 2019 (CIEF), under the theme of “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in a New Era and Sharing a New Future” held in Guangzhou from June 21 to 23. The Fair is sponsored by China Association for Science and Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission, Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Central Committee of Jiusan Society, the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, and the People’s Government of Guangzhou Municipality, and organized by the People’s Government of Guangzhou Municipality and International Data Group.

This year’s CIEF sets up over 20 exhibition areas (special zones) including international group, innovation leadership, and artificial intelligence, exhibiting upwards of 1,200 projects for innovative and entrepreneurial achievements. More than 150 foreign technology companies, innovation carriers, technology associations, and research institutions from over 20 countries including the United StatesBritainIsraelSouth KoreaAustraliaGermany, and France organized 250 projects.

Over 20 special events such as road show promotion and forum salon will be held. At the launching event, 10 projects of innovative and entrepreneurial achievements have been implemented or intention of transaction has been signed.

UK-China University Consortium on Engineering Education and Research is the first university alliance on engineering education and research jointly built by China and the United Kingdom. Founded in May 2017, the Consortium was initiated by Southeast University and Queen’s University of Belfast, UK. It comprises nine Chinese universities famous for engineering disciplines and six British universities under the Russell Group. The number of British universities was expanded to nine. As a key partner of this year’s Fair, UK-China University Consortium on Engineering Education and Research will stage a host of exciting and diverse events to promote school-enterprise cooperation and application of results.

Huai Jinpeng, Secretary of the Party Group of China Association for Science and Technology, said that CIEF has increasingly become a hub for international science and technology innovation, and has been gaining influence. China Association for Science and Technology will channel more information on technical achievements and association’s resources into CIEF, and support the Guangzhou Municipal Government to make CIEF an important innovation and entrepreneurship brand for talents, projects and capital.

CIEF is a key international, professional and market-oriented platform for trading in innovation and entrepreneurship achievements. It has been held in Guangzhou for 4 times and 165 science and technology projects have been implemented, with a total investment of RMB 13 billion. Following the spirit of the key speech by General Secretary Xi Jinping and important instructions for GuangdongGuangzhou fully carries out the innovation-driven development strategy, strives for the best, and creates a world-class innovation and entrepreneurial climate. More innovative and entrepreneurial teams and scientific and technological innovation talents fulfill their dreams in CIEF, and work together to build a platform of technology, a platform of innovation and a platform of opportunity.

The world today is undergoing major changes unprecedented in the past century. Innovation is not only an important indicator for gauging the core competitiveness of a university, but also a supporting factor for building an innovative country.

 

SOURCE IDG China

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2019 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) Breaks Records on All Fronts

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The 30th Annual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR), the largest expo covering every aspect of computer vision and pattern recognition, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, brought together over 9,200 attendees from 68 countries, surpassing its records on paper submissions, workshops, attendance, exhibitors, and more.

Co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and the Computer Vision Foundation (CVF), CVPR 2019 was held from 16 to 20 June 2019 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

“As the founding sponsor of CVPR, the IEEE Computer Society is excited to see the growth that this extremely large and dedicated group of organizers has cultivated into this major event for the computer vision community,” said Melissa Russell, IEEE Computer Society Executive Director. “The dedication and collaboration between attendees, presenters, exhibitors, and sponsors at CVPR demonstrates the amazing array of extremely impactful and life-changing products and applications enabled by computer vision and machine-learning technologies.”

Highlights from the conference:

  • CVPR exceeded expectations: See the number of records broken, award winners, and video highlights from the welcoming ceremony.
  • Workshops: The workshops provided a comprehensive forum on topics not fully explored at the main conference.
  • Expo: The exhibition hall amassed tech giants with floor-to-ceiling displays featuring cars, trucks, and high-resolution video demos running nonstop.
  • Poster Sessions: For all the deep discussions taking place at CVPR, the poster presentations provided the most robust form of one-on-one conversations with scientists about their work.
  • Paper presentations: With 1,294 research papers accepted from a record pool of 5,160 submissions this year, the authors’ technical presentations offered seemingly endless opportunities to listen and learn.
  • Tutorials: The tutorial sessions revealed some of the top fields using computer vision technology today—robotics, virtual and augmented reality, healthcare, and autonomous vehicles.

CVPR 2020 is scheduled to take place from 13 to 19 June 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Visit the Computer Society’s conference calendar for updates on CVPR 2020 as well as all IEEE Computer Society conferences.

 

SOURCE IEEE Computer Society

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Immerge Knowledge Labs Launches India’s First End-to-End Emerging Tech and XR Business Consulting Firm

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After India’s First International XR Festival Immersion, Immerge Knowledge Labs Launches it’s Business Consulting and Advisory Services Dedicated to Emerging & XR Technology. With a team of immersive technology experts, change-makers, design thinkers, experience architects and a collective of partner firms, Immerge Knowledge Labs consults, advises and helps enterprise and companies harness the power of immersive technology. It offers enterprise consulting in XR, advisory services, project management and solutioning with its extended collective of partners.

The company is happy to announce that Mr Arnav Neel Ghosh, Ex- Managing Director of Blippar India & South East Asiajoins Immerge Knowledge Labs as a consulting partner and Director on the board with effect from the 15th May 2019.

Arnav comes with 20 plus years of experience that spans markets in IndiaSouth East Asia and Europe. The last two decades for him were focussed on scaling new business verticals in emerging Tech & communications start-ups. This experience came from working on some truly innovative global projects like Orange Wednesdays (now globally known as Vodafone Tuesdays & the world’s largest mobile loyalty program in 2004), World’s first AI enabled AR visual search engine with Blippar to name a few.

Quote by Arnav (about being on board Immerge Knowledge Labs and the potential): “I have been an early mover in the XR tech space since 2011 with BLIPPAR when the world was still grappling with QR code and having worked extensively in this space across markets. My strong belief is that XR tech will be the future of digital transformation & ability of XR tech to completely change business narratives and deliver new visual storytelling is already visible across Education /Healthcare & Retail (to name a few). It is also creating new data intelligence which is allowing businesses to deploy & deliver XR solutions (existing or a solution built from ground up). We have tied up with lull group as our key solution partners for XR tech.”

Immerge Knowledge Labs in its initial years focus on a few core areas, namely

1. Immersive technology consulting for industries across XR platforms

2. Bring global partnerships to play and act as a bridge for world class products and platforms which will help Brands & enterprises

3. Upskilling – create engagement & influencer models to embed immersive thinking and skillsets either within brands & agencies or for specific sectors of enterprise (healthcare/tourism/education). Immerge will also offer hardware consulting where it would help enterprise choose the right hardware model for their enterprise solution

4. Use of VR for social good to further causes or Government projects

A collaborative venture between VR Story Tellers & NYUCT Design labs, Immerge will build solutions as well as hand-hold for the implementation phases. The vision is to bridge the gap between Immersive technologies and enterprise and consumers at large. Immerge Knowledge Labs believes there are very interesting applications in industry, content & brand experience, empathy and social impact.

The outlook for AR and VR is very strong given the good performance figures of 2018. The slew of announcements and launches in the first quarter of this year has further increased expectations and excitement around this technology. With the falling prices of Hardware and HMDs and manufacturers bringing out specific product lines customised for enterprise, the focus is on applying the technology across enterprise for efficiencies, empathy, experience journeys, cost management, and creative innovations.

Immerge launched Immersion – India’s first international VR Film Festival and Conference which kicked off in style on 1st and 2nd March 2019 at Mumbai’s Nehru Centre. Immersion has been imagined and conceived to be India’s most purposeful and credible IP platform in the field of VR & Immersive Technology.

 

SOURCE Immerge Knowledge Labs Pvt Ltd

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