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IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 23,170 members in 85 countries. The association’s members, represented in 130 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs, recognizes facility management certificate programs and produces World Workplace, the world's largest facility management conference and exposition. To reach out to the local community, the Hong Kong Chapter of IFMA has established in 1992. For more information, visit the IFMA press room, www.ifma.org or www.ifma.org.hk.

Co-organized with Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings, Moving into the Frontier, will be held on 7th May 2014 (Wednesday) in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre collocating with Build-4-Asia Exhibition.  The joint conference provides interactive platform for the building and facility management professionals to network and exchange thoughts and provide practical knowledge in re-shaping executives plans for portfolio management.  For more information, please go to http://www.movingintothefrontier.org.hk/

Founded in 1970, the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS), with over 9,000 members hail from the entire spectrum of HK’s IT community, is a well-recognised non-profit organisation focused on advancing the interests of Hong Kong's IT profession and industry. The Society is committed to the following main goals:

Talent cultivation and professional development

Industry development and collaboration

The effective use of IT in our community

Invest Hong Kong is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government responsible for Foreign Direct Investment, supporting overseas, Mainland and Taiwanese businesses to set up and expand in Hong Kong. We provide free advice and customised services to help your business succeed in our vibrant economy. For more information, please visit our website.

The ACCA was established in 2010 as an industry trade association that represents the stakeholders of the cloud computing ecosystem in Asia, working to ensure that the interests of the cloud computing community are effectively represented in the public policy debate.

The ACCA’s primary mission is to accelerate the growth of the cloud market in Asia. This is done through working groups where best practice recommendations and other thought leading outputs are produced. The working groups draw on subject matter expertise and experience from the member companies. Current working groups include:

Public Policy and Regulatory Working Group,

Data Sovereignty Working Group,

SME Working Group, and

Cloud Assessment Working Group.

Data Center Professional Association Limited (DCPA) was established in 2011 by a group of participants from cloud and data center industry. Our mission is to unite the professionals, facilitate the recognition and professionalism in the field. We accomplish this through a number of initiatives including:
1. Promote public awareness of the data center industry
2. Encourage best practice in data center operation
3. Rigorous research into issues and concerns of the industry and facilitate industry-wide discussions
4. Coordinate industry efforts to effectively tackle issues facing our industry

5. Provide Certification for the Cloud and Data Center Technician and Manager         

DatacenterDynamics FOCUS delivers the best international readership by providing sharp news, clear analysis, exclusive interviews, indepth technical and industry coverage and detailed original research. DatacenterDynamics Focus understands datacenter operations from breaking dirt for new buildings to the engineering requirements for efficient facilities, from the regulatory environment to the implications of cloud computing.

DCD Intelligence conducts market research and analysis using the company's extensive database of industry professionals.

The reporting and analytic services offered are designed to inform and facilitate business and organizational decision-making into the data center sector. In addition to the production of regional and technology reports, C-level seminars, we also offer bespoke research services.

DCProfessional Development is a global training and certification company focused on the data center sector. We work closely with professional bodies and industry associations around the world to make sure that our products and services meet the increasingly important educational demands of a high-impact industry sector.

Our online and classroom courses provide the data center community with the best informed, most coherent and most accessible learning and development services.

For more information visit: http://dc-professional.com

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 PresentationPLAYBACK

Viewing presentations after a DatacenterDynamics conference

Registered attendees of an event are able to access the majority of the material presented after an event. We are introducing a new system - PresentationPLAYBACK - which enables you to listen to a full sound recording of the session along with the PowerPoint and any associated movies in a single file.

You will therefore need to have a recent version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer in order to view them (Google Chrome Users need not worry about this, as it's pre-built-in). Although we now endeavour to record all presentations in this format, occasionally - for technical reasons beyond our control - it is not possible to fully capture all sessions; in such cases you will only be able to view a PDF.

To access PresentationPLAYBACK you must be signed into your account. Click on the MyDCD button on the top navigation panel which will take you to your personal homepage - on the right hand column you will find an area headed 'My Presentations'. Here are listed the conferences you have access to (see access and restrictions below). The links will take you to the programme page of that conference, and by clicking on a session you will be taken to the individual conference asset where you will find the feature. Alternatively you can navigate to the conference site you wish and acess the file directly from there - remember you must be signed in.

DatacenterDynamics Conference sessions with this feature available will display the PresentationPLAYBACK icon:

The player is simple to use. Click on the play button for automatic playback, or advance through the slides.


Access and restrictions

The conference presentations you can view depend on your membership level. Silver members only have access to those from the events they have actually attended, whilst Gold members have access to presentation materials from all our events around the world. Click to here to find out about membership levels and how you can upgrade.