PT Expo China 2017 to be held in Beijing from Sep. 27-30

PT Expo China 2017 to be held in Beijing from Sep. 27-30

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BEIJING, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — One of Asia’s most influential Information and Communications Technology (ICT) events PT Expo China (PTEXPO) will be taking place at China National Convention Center in Beijing from 27 Sep to 30 Sep. The industry-changing event is hosted annually by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China and co-organized by China National Postal and Telecommunications Appliances Corp., embracing all sectors of the ICT ecosystem.

PTEXPO this year focuses on how ICTs and the digitalization empower other industries. Three thematic zones will be launched for the first time: Data Center, Emergency Rescue Communications, and Smart City, aiming to build up a one-step platform for exhibiting, trading, and networking. Tech-savvies will also find their position in the immerse environment equipped with VR/AR, AI, and smart devices.

The conference program ICT China High Level Forum returns with in-depth discussions on the ICT ecosystem. There will be more than 10 industry summits exploring the cutting-edge topics like 5G, IoT, SDN/NFV, Digital Health, and Quantum Communications, in addition to METIS award for intelligent terminals and various partners’ release conferences. The most notable eye-catcher is the results release of China’s National 5G Trial, Step Two.

It is predicted that over 450 companies will take part. These include Alibaba, CAICT, China Telecom, China Mobile, Chine Unicom, China Tower, China Satellite, Datang Telecom, Ericsson, Fiberhome, Huawei, Nokia, Oracle, Potevio, Qualcomm, Samsung, VERTIV, YOFC, ZTE, other global key players and innovative SMEs.

In 2016, the event attracted 400 exhibitors and 58,000 attendees. 30% of the attendees were ministers, heads of regulatory agencies, and c-level decision-makers.

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Cogent Communications CEO to Present at Three Upcoming Conferences


Cogent Communications CEO to Present at Three Upcoming Conferences

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WASHINGTON, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCOI), one of the largest Internet service providers in the world, today announced that Dave Schaeffer, Cogent’s Chief Executive Officer, will present at the following conferences:

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The KeyBanc Capital Markets 19th Annual Global Technology Leadership Forum is being held at the Sonnenalp in Vail, CO. Dave Schaeffer will be presenting on Monday, August 7th at 11:30 a.m. MT.

The Cowen 3rd Annual Communications Infrastructure Summit is being held at the St. Julien Hotel and Spa in Boulder, CO. Dave Schaeffer will be presenting on Tuesday, August 8th at 4:05 p.m. MT.

The Oppenheimer 20th Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference is being held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA. Dave Schaeffer will be presenting on Wednesday, August 9th at 2:25 p.m. ET.

Investors and other interested parties may access a live audio webcast of the conference presentations by going to the “Events” section of Cogent’s website at Replays of the webcasts will be available for 90 days following the presentations.

About Cogent Communications

Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI) is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five Internet backbone networks in the world. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access, Ethernet transport and colocation services. Cogent’s facilities-based, all-optical IP network provides services in more than 190 markets globally.

Since its inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in the world. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent also offers superior customer support by virtue of its end-to-end control of service delivery and network monitoring.

Cogent Communications is headquartered at 2450 N St, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. For more information, visit Cogent Communications can be reached in the United States at (202) 295-4200 or via email at

Information in this release may involve expectations, beliefs, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. The statements in this release are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations. Numerous factors could cause or contribute to such differences. Some of the factors and risks associated with our business are discussed in Cogent’s registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in its other reports filed from time to time with the SEC.

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Joe Davis of Vanguard and Richard Thaler of The University of Chicago to Address Morningstar 2017 ETF Conference Attendees in Keynote Sessions


Joe Davis of Vanguard and Richard Thaler of The University of Chicago to Address Morningstar 2017 ETF Conference Attendees in Keynote Sessions

Full agenda and speakers announced for the upcoming conference Sept. 6-8 in Chicago

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CHICAGO, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, has announced the speakers and agenda for its eighth annual ETF Conference, Sept. 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The conference features experts from across the exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry including Morningstar analysts, who will discuss tactics, strategies, and portfolio insights for financial professionals.

“The ETF industry has exceeded investor expectations, with more than 2,000 exchange-traded products listed on U.S. exchanges and more than $2.9 trillion in assets under management. Investors have more options today—especially in the ETF space—than ever before,” said Ben Johnson, CFA, Morningstar’s director of global ETF and passive strategies research. “At our conference, we strive to provide a holistic view of the options available to ETF investors, and that means discussing and debating strategy, tactics, and proven solutions.”

Joe Davis, global chief economist and global head of Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, will deliver the opening keynote address on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Richard Thaler, Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of behavioral science and economics at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, will give the keynote luncheon address on Thursday, Sept. 7.

General session speakers on Thursday, Sept. 7 are Andrew Ang, BlackRock; Chris Brightman, CFA, Research Affiliates; and Barry Ritholtz, Ritholtz Wealth Management. Jamil Baz, PIMCO, will address attendees on Friday, Sept. 8.

The conference offers 10 breakout sessions, where speakers from BlackRock/iShares, Fidelity Investments, PIMCO, State Street Global Advisors, Vanguard, and WisdomTree, among other companies, will cover an array of timely topics, including the rise of passive investing, liquid alternatives, and the evolving regulatory landscape.

The conference will kick off with Morningstar’s research showcase on Sept. 6 from 1-4 p.m. CT, led by Johnson and Alex Bryan, Morningstar’s director of passive strategies research for North America. They will share key findings from recent research including Morningstar’s Active/Passive Barometer and the annual global strategic beta landscape report.

Registration Information
The Morningstar® ETF Conference costs $600 per person with an early bird price of $475 available until July 28. The cost includes all conference sessions, two breakfasts, luncheons, and receptions. Participants are eligible for continuing education credits. To register for the conference, call 1-877-586-5405 or visit

More information about the 2017 Morningstar ETF Conference, including the full agenda, hotel accommodations, and complete registration information, is available at Live updates from the conference will be available on Twitter at or through the conference hashtag, #MstarETFUS.

Press Registration Information
Full-time members of the news media may receive complimentary registration to the Morningstar ETF Conference. If you are a journalist and would like to attend the conference, please contact the Morningstar media relations team at

About Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. Morningstar provides data and research insights on a wide range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, private capital markets, and real-time global market data. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with more than $200 billion in assets under advisement and management as of March 31, 2017. The company has operations in 27 countries.

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