2 APAC / Issue 3 2018 Editor’s Note , Welcome to the 3rd edition of APAC Insider Magazine for 2018, your source for the latest news and updates from across the Asia Pacific region. On the 7th March 2018, ProSciento, Inc., a full scope clinical R&D services provider focused exclusively on early phase clinical development programs in metabolic diseases, announced the expansion of its Asia Pacific operations with an office in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The office will provide functional services in regulatory affairs, clinical project management, clinical monitoring, and medical affairs. Alongside this, the office will also provide third-party vendor management support for ProSciento’s global biopharma clients. In recent news, United Franchise Group (UFG) has recently announced two decades of evolution and growth, as they celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the first Signarama ® location opening in Australia. After launching in the U.S. more than 30 years ago, Signarama first expanded into Australia 20 years ago. Today, there are 105 locations there with proven successes that include 22 Australian stores achieving “Million Dollar Circle” status in 2017. In this month’s edition, Strategic Public Relations Group (SPRG) is an IPO/IR and financial communications specialist, which also provides a range of corporate marketing solutions. The firm is dedicated to offering clients based across Asia the very highest standards of service and support. We profile the firm to learn more and explore the secrets behind the phenomenal success it has achieved since inception. Also, XPENG Motors, a leading Chinese electric vehicle company, announced that Dr. Brian Gu has been appointed as Vice Chairman and President. Dr. Gu will report directly to He Xiaopeng, Chairman of XPENG Motors, and will lead XPENG’s global strategy, finance, fundraising, investments and international partnerships. Lastly, on the 6th March 2018, Sabre announced a new agreement with Flight Centre Travel Group, one of the world’s largest travel agency groups, to provide its industry-leading distribution services as well as the new Sabre Red Workspace to Flight Centre travel agents in Australia and New Zealand. Here at APAC Insider, we hope that you enjoy reading this informative edition, and look forward to hearing from you. Jessica Daykin, Editor Phone: +44 (0) 203 725 6842 Email: j.dayki [email protected] Website: www.apac-insider.com AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.