RBC Royal Bank becomes an official C2 Montréal partner for the next three years

RBC Royal Bank becomes an official C2 Montréal partner for the next three years

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MONTRÉAL, May 26, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – C2 and RBC Royal Bank are proud to announce a new partnership for the 2018-2020 editions of C2 Montréal. As part of the agreement, RBC will be recognized as a “Connection Partner” and will benefit from the same level of visibility as the founding partners of C2, Sid Lee and Cirque du Soleil.

The main goal of the partnership is to enrich the experience of conference participants through inspiring activities like seminars with recognized experts, workshops, and masterclasses that will share the expertise of the RBC ecosystem. Collaborative experiences will also allow participants to forge links and build partnerships that will drive their businesses forward.

“This is an important moment in C2’s history as we embark on a major partnership with RBC for the next three years,” says Chloe Langevin, Vice President of Partnerships at C2 Montréal. “To us, RBC is synonymous with innovation and provides an international scope for C2’s flagship conference. With our perspective on future technologies and C2’s promise of networking and connections, Montreal will reach new heights.”  

As a C2 Montréal partner, RBC will have the opportunity to interact with more than 6,000 participants, who represent over 25 industries and play various roles within their respective organizations. This position within the C2 Montréal ecosystem is an exciting opportunity for RBC business units.

Finally, RBC will benefit from a one-of-a-kind environment for hosting current and potential clients, with programming and networking activities that will inspire them and help them establish new and exciting business relationships.

This partnership makes perfect sense as RBC is building a digitally-enabled relationship bank that reflects the expectations and preferences of its clients. RBC is getting the most out of technology in order to provide an exceptional client experience and thereby create the bank of the future.

“RBC is proud to be associated with C2 Montréal,” says Martin Thibodeau, President of RBC’s Quebec Headquarters. “To us, C2 Montréal is a crossroads for creativity, innovation and marketing, where both the present and the future combine with very inspiring content and technologies, not to mention guest speakers of international calibre.”

About C2:

C2 is a unifying and connecting force with a mission to transform leaders and organizations that are ready for change-whether they’re aware of it or not. In a collaborative context specifically designed to provoke interaction and generate new ideas, C2 helps decision-makers question their assumptions in order to find innovative solutions to business problems. C2 first reinvented the international business conference with C2 Montréal, an annual event that “defies conventions,” according to The Economist, and which the Harvard Business Review described as a “conference like no other.” After Zurich, Milan, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Rome and San Francisco, C2 is now extending its scope to all continents.

About RBC:

Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 35 other countries. For more information, please visit http://www.rbc.com/‎.

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/.


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UPS and SF Holding to Establish Joint Venture

UPS and SF Holding to Establish Joint Venture

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  • Establishes a platform to support the creation of innovative new-to-market B2B and B2C products and services enhancing market access, initially between China and the U.S., with plans for further global market expansion
  • Products supported by the joint venture will leverage the parent companies’ networks, product portfolios, technologies and supply chain expertise
  • Customers in China to be offered more international shipping options, transit times and services, enhanced visibility and control of international shipments and cohesive customer care at origin and destination
  • Joint venture subject to regulatory approval

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 26, 2017 /CNW/ – UPS (NYSE:UPS) and SF Holding (SZSE:002352), the parent company of SF Express, today announced plans to establish a joint venture and collaborate to develop and provide international delivery services initially from China to the U.S., with expansion plans for other destinations. Through this agreement the parties will leverage their complementary networks, service portfolios, technologies and logistics expertise. The joint venture is subject to regulatory approval.

SF Holding (CNW Group/UPS Canada Ltd.)

UPS is the world’s largest express delivery company and a leading global supply chain integrator. SF is a market leader in express delivery in China, with extensive China-wide network coverage, comprehensive service capabilities, and the highest brand recognition in the Chinese small package market.

“UPS is excited to form a joint venture with SF. This joint venture will support products that provide competitive benefits to our Chinese customers who trade or seek to trade internationally,” said Ross McCullough, president of UPS Asia Pacific. “Our combined efforts will result in new logistics products and services to simplify and accelerate B2B and B2C customers’ cross-border trade.”

The joint services offerings combine the strengths of SF’s extensive Chinese network, encompassing more than 13,000 service points in the world’s largest and fastest growing package delivery market, with UPS’s market leading globally integrated network with coverage between more than 220 countries.

Alignment of the partners’ shipping networks will provide customers with greater coverage, additional routing options, increased capacity and more choice in transit times and service options. The joint venture will initially focus on supporting these highly competitive joint service offerings on the China-to-U.S. lane, with planned expansion to markets in the rest of the world.

China is leading the world in terms of e-commerce market size, growth, penetration and mobile business usagei. Coupled with a rapidly growing and internet-savvy consumer base, it’s imperative that SF and UPS collaborate to revolutionize the logistics sector,” said Alan Wong, vice-president, SF. “Together, we aim to bring greater competitive advantages to our customers in China, to succeed globally.”

The joint venture supports the creation of competitive synergies for UPS and SF through the combined scope and scale of both companies’ complementary networks.  Both companies will utilize their own assets to enhance operational effectiveness and efficiency while aligning business processes in order to provide seamless customer care for all parties shipping out of China. 

About UPS
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS or follow @UPS_Canada.

About SF Holding
SF Holding (SZSE:002352), the parent company of leading integrated express logistics service provider in China, SF Express, offers high-quality logistics services to the full value chain, including production, supply, sales and distribution. Focusing on customer needs, SF leverages big data and cloud computing technology to provide integrated logistics services composed of warehouse management, sales forecasting, big data analysis and settlement management. As an intelligent logistics operator with a large scale network, SF has access to domestic and international logistics networks, including air transportation, substation, ground transportation, customer services and industrial parks.



UPS Canada Ltd. (CNW Group/UPS Canada Ltd.)

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Dalmia Cement Partners for India’s Longest Bridge

Dalmia Cement Partners for India’s Longest Bridge

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Reinforces position as a key strategic partner for the country and 


commitment to the North East

NEW DELHI, May 26, 2017 /CNW/ – Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, India’s leading cement manufacturer, reiterated its commitment to nation building by playing a vital role in construction of the strategic Dhola-Sadiya bridge connecting Arunachal Pradesh to Assam, which has been inaugurated today by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. supplied 17,000 tonnes of the highest grade cement for this milestone project realized through a consortium of companies. This demonstrates the excellence of its manufacturing prowess, exceptional quality, strong delivery mechanisms and the high degree of trust the company enjoys with multiple stakeholders.

Mr. Puneet Dalmia, Managing Director, Dalmia Bharat Group said, “It is a very salient moment as a key partner in achieving the landmark Dhola-Sadiya bridge which will cut down travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by as much as four hours. It is the latest expression of our association with several key projects of national importance since the commissioning of the Hirakud Dam in 1952. From ports, to metro rail projects, to military and civilian use airports, to highways, thermal and nuclear power plants, we have nurtured a 78-year-old enduring legacy of national trust and excellence.”

“This is a very proud moment for us and is a watershed because it transcends business. Our role in fulfilling this longest bridge in India, illustrates the spirit of partnership between various organizations, strategic relevance and a very significant socio-economic value proposition for the North East. I see the impact of this bridge as a literal example of our campaign : Dil Jode, Desh Jode, added Mr. Mahendra Singhi, Group CEO (Cement), Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd.

Dhola-Sadiya is India’s longest bridge, spanning a distance of 9.15 kms across the mighty Brahmaputra. A marvel of engineering, it is capable of withstanding the weight of a 60 tonne battle tank. It is located 540 km from Guwahati in Assam and 300 km from Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. The aerial distance to the Chinese border is less than 100 km. Construction of the bridge began in 2011 at a project cost of 950 crore. The bridge’s salience is underlined by the fact, that at present all transport between the two banks of the river is water borne. As there is no civilian airport in Arunachal Pradesh, this bridge will help people of the state to reach the nearest rail head in Assam’s Tinsukia and the airport at Dibrugarh easily. It is built on the public-private partnership model.

About Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. 

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited (BSE Code: 533309|NSE Symbol: DALMIABHA and listed in MSE), is a leading player in cement manufacturing since 1939. It is one of the largest and most diverse cement companies in India and is the world’s greenest cement company. With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 25 MnT, Dalmia Bharat Cement is also the fourth largest manufacturing capacity in the country. Spread across eight states and 11 manufacturing units, the company is also the category leader in super-specialty cements used for oil wells, railway sleepers and air strips and is the country’s largest producer of slag cement. Visit us at http://www.dalmiacement.com

About Dalmia Bharat Group 

Dalmia Bharat Group (http://www.dalmiabharat.com) is a leading national player in India’s core manufacturing sector since 1939. With a turnover of over 10,000 crore it has a leadership position in cement, sugar, refractories. A leader in specialty cements and the country’s largest producer of slag cement, Dalmia Bharat is the world’s greenest cement company and a leader in Sustainability best practices set to global benchmarks. In generic sugar, the group caters to several marquee brands. It has an enduring and growing customer base in refractories.

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