Q1 2023

Issue Q1 2023 Featuring: STC Lawyers: Excellence Award in Immigration Law 2022

Welcome to the Q1 edition of APAC Insider Magazine, your quarterly source for all of the latest news and updates from across the Asia Pacific region. The last few months have been filled with opportunities for reflection, and our endeavours in 2023 will be strengthened by the successes in the time gone by. Contemplation of our many achievements, large or small, inspire growth and encourage us to build upon our already excellent foundation. The base of each business is made stronger by an unwavering connection to clients, and with services that are ever evolving as time goes by. Here we explore a diverse collection of businesses which grow year upon year, so that we can experience better products and services. From technological advancements to global travel service providers, consultancy firms to spectacular spirit distilleries, this issue has a varied selection of businesses all impacting their industries for the better. We can learn about efficient water and wastewater management, IoT, and AI platforms, and experience top quality litigation and digital marketing services, and much more! We are pleased to present the businesses in this issue to you, and we look forward to welcoming you back for our Q2 issue in a few months’ time. Have a fantastic quarter ahead. Rebecca Scotland, Editor 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.

4. News 6. STC Lawyers: Excellence Award in Immigration Law 2022 8. Heart of Reef Shuttles Whitsundays: Airport Shuttle Secures Success! 9. Hengdu Law Firm Best Commercial Litigation Practice - China 10. Exy Intellectual Property: IPR Consultancy Firm of the Year 2022 - Malaysia 11. Newy Distillery Pty Ltd: Best Family-Owned Spirit Distillery - NSW 12. Genesis Enviroman Private Limited: Most Efficient Water & Wastewater Management Solutions Provider 2022 - India 13. SEO Services Australia: Best Paid Media Digital Marketing Agency - Australia 14. Willie Ong & JL Ooi: Rising Stars in General Litigation - Malaysia 15. Vision Made Co: Best Food & Supplement Manufacturing Company 2022 - Queensland 16. Biodata Bank: Best Healthcare Data R&D Company 2022 - Japan 17. Tee Wei Fong & Co Advocates & Solicitors: Most Client Focused Disputes Resolution Firm - Malaysia 18. Cheetay Logistics Ltd: The Best Online Groceries & Lifestyle Services App - South Asia 20. Chaupal Sansadhan Limited: Building Contractors of the Year - Uttar Pradesh Contents 22. Incrementum Digital: Best Digital Marketing Agency – Melbourne 23. Dropout Chaiwala: Most Authentic Street Chai Provider - Melbourne 24. LivNSense Technologies Private Limited: Most Innovative Industrial IoT & AI Platform 2022 25. BMA Asset Management Company Limited/ BMA Investment Advisors Limited: Best SMA Equity Markets Consultancy - Pakistan 26. iEnergizer IT Services Private Limited: Most Innovative Business Process Solutions Company 2022 28. The Mussel Pot (Bookieland Limited): Best Specialist Seafood Restaurant 2022 - New Zealand 29. Source Code Control India Private Limited: Best Global Cloud Transformation Consultancy Business 2022 30. Aceprobe Technologies India Pvt Ltd: Most Innovative Molecular Diagnostics Healthcare Company - South Asia 31. The Small Business Launching Pad: Best SmallBusiness Focused Training Firm 2022 – VIC 32. Grace International Education: Best Educational Consultancy 2022 33. Vision Made Co: Food & Nutrition Manufacturing Consultants of the Year 2022 - Australia 34. OakView Financial: Most Trusted Financial Firm - QLD 36. Royal Carbon Black Private Limited: Best Tyre Pyrolysis Oil Manufacturer - India

Rapidus, a Newly-Formed Advanced Logic Foundry, Will Leverage IBM’s Semiconductor R&D Leadership, Including 2 Nanometer Node Technology IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Rapidus today announced a joint development partnership to advance logic scaling technology as part of Japan’s initiatives to become a global leader in semiconductor research, development, and manufacturing. Rapidus Corporation researches, develops, designs, manufactures, and sells advanced logic semiconductors, and was established with the endorsement of major Japanese companies. As part of this agreement, Rapidus and IBM will further develop IBM’s breakthrough 2 nanometer (nm) node technology for implementation by Rapidus at its fab in Japan. This work will leverage IBM’s decades of expertise in semiconductor research and design. In 2021, IBM announced that it had developed the world’s first 2 nm node chip, which is projected to achieve 45% better performance or 75% more energy efficiency than leading 7 nm chips. IBM has a long history of successful joint development partnerships with Japanese semiconductor manufacturers in advanced logic and memory technology, as well as Japanese equipment and material suppliers. “It is my great pleasure to announce today that Rapidus has officially partnered with IBM for the joint development of 2 nm node technology,” said Atsuyoshi Koike, President and CEO of Rapidus. “This is a longIBM and Rapidus Form Strategic Partnership to Build Advanced Semiconductor Technology and Ecosystem in Japan desired international collaboration, truly essential for Japan to once again play a vital role in the semiconductor supply chain. I am fully confident that this collaboration will pave the way for our goal of contribution to the wellbeing of humanity through advanced logic semiconductors produced with technologies jointly developed with IBM.” “IBM is honored to be partnering with Rapidus on developing the next generation of semiconductor technologies and helping to position Japan as a leader in one of the world’s most strategic technology areas,” said Darío Gil, SVP and Director of Research at IBM. “This collaboration is critical to ensure a geographically balanced global supply chain of advanced semiconductors, built through a vibrant ecosystem of like-minded companies and nations.” As part of this agreement, Rapidus scientists and engineers will work alongside IBM Japan and IBM researchers at the Albany NanoTech Complex owned and operated by NY CREATES in Albany, New York – one of the world’s most advanced semiconductor research facilities. Rapidus is the latest entity to join the Albany NanoTech Complex ecosystem, which includes IBM, Applied Materials, Samsung Electronics, Tokyo Electron, SCREEN, JSR, the State University of New York (SUNY), and others. Rapidus is planning to deploy differentiated strategies in manufacturing, including automation and efficiency, to ensure speed to market and competitiveness. This 2 nm technology is intended to be market-leading and will be compatible with industry standard offerings. Rapidus expects to start mass-production of its 2 nm technology in the latter half of the 2020s.

Trip.com Group, the leading global travel service provider, has seen mainland Chinese demand for travel continue to surge in the run-up to the Lunar New Year holiday season. This comes after the decision last month by mainland China to officially abolish all quarantine restrictios for inbound visitors from 8 January. Since the announcement on 26 December 2022, Trip.com Group has subsequently seen a huge increase in searches and the volume of travel bookings. Flight bookings and destination search trends On Trip.com Group’s leading Chinese language travel service platform Ctrip, between 26 December 2022 and 5 January 2023, search interest for outbound flights from mainland China increased by 83% compared to the two-week period prior, with outbound flight bookings increasing by 59% over the same period. Bookings show the most popular cross-border destinations include: Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, Singapore, the United States, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, and Indonesia. Lunar NewYear Trends With millions set to be on the move during the Lunar New Year holiday in China, also known as Spring Festival, which takes place from 21 - 27 January 2023 and the first major holiday following the liberalisation of border policies, outbound bookings for trips have grown significantly. Analysis of Ctrip data shows overseas travel for the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday surged by 540% compared to last year’s Spring Festival; and the average cost of bookings was revealed to have risen by 32% year-on-year. Ctrip data also shows airline bookings from mainland China to Hong Kong increased by 18 times compared with the previous year, following the announcement to ease restrictions. The number of airline bookings to Hong Kong has also increased by 36% month-on-month. Similarly, the search popularity of Hong Kong on the platform was more than double that and increased by 85% month-on-month. Taking a deeper look, the top ten most popular domestic destinations for the Spring festival are Shanghai, Beijing, Sanya, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Kunming, Hangzhou, Chongqing and Haikou. Southeast Asia Shines as Top Outbound Destination As of January 12, 2023, in the run-up to the Lunar New Year holiday, Trip.com Group sees surge in mainland China travel bookings boosted by Lunar NewYear demand overall travel bookings of mainland Chinese tourists to Southeast Asian countries increased by 1026% compared with the same period last year. The number of air ticket bookings from mainland China to Southeast Asia increased by 864% year-on-year, and the top 5 most popular destination countries for mainland Chinese tourists traveling to Southeast Asia during the Lunar New Year holiday are: Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Indonesia. According to Ctrip’s data, from December 27 to January 11, Thailand stands out as a top destination for Chinese tourists during the Spring Festival holiday on the platform. During the same period, inbound travel bookings from Thailand to mainland China increased by 101% yearon-year. In addition to this, as of January 12, the number of mainland tourists traveling to Singapore for the Lunar New Year holiday increased by 499% year-on-year, Malaysia saw an increase of 584% year-on-year, with Cambodia and Indonesia each increasing by more than 10 times year-on-year. AWelcoming Return for Chinese Tourists With the adjustment of mainland China’s entry and exit policy, the cross-border travel market is also picking up with embassies and tourism boards across the world targeting Chinese tourists aiming to attract them back to visit their countries. One example is The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) who launched a campaign called ‘CHINA IS BACK’, to welcome the return of Chinese tourists. They expect more than 300,000 Chinese tourists to visit Thailand in the first three months of 2023 alone. Trip.com Group’s first livestream broadcast targeting the outbound mainland Chinese audience recorded sales of more than 20,000 room nights amounting to a Gross Merchandise Value of over RMB 40 million (THB 197 million). The livestream session was supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), which has been collaborating closely with Trip.com Group over the years. TAT Governor, Mr Yuthasak Supasorn, joined the broadcast and interacted with viewers. Hosted by Trip.com Group Vice President Sun Tianxu and presenter Xiao Yu, the livestream session featured almost 60 products, including attractions tickets and staycation packages at hotels across Thailand such as The Peninsula Bangkok, Capella Bangkok, InterContinental Pattaya Resort, and Banyan Tree Krabi.

STC Lawyers a lawfirm specialising in immigration law. It is at the forefront of driving talent mobility, technology, investment through its provision of immigration legal services globally and particularly within the APAC region. Whether its clients are a start-up business with five employees, a listed companywith a global presence or just an individual looking to make a move, STC Lawyers has the immigration legal knowledge and diverse industry experience to help. Australia is a major destination for all cultures to invest, migrate, and settle. It boasts an excellent work-life balance, high salary levels, great welfare benefits, well-rounded education for children, affordable property prices, great environment that’s free from natural disasters and many other benefits. Australia acts as a haven and a place that offers opportunities and choices, thus why professionals like STC Lawyers work to help people find their place in the country. STC Lawyers and Associates is a law firmwith immigration legal services at its core. It is an expert in all Australian inbound immigration matters, achieving exceptional results particularly in the Global Talent Visa (GTI). It hosts a team of qualified Australian immigration lawyers and professionals whom clients can trust thanks to their decades of legal experience, insights, and networks in Australia. As both key stakeholders/ high volume user of the program, STC’s team are leading lawyers that bring hundreds of exceptionally talented individuals from across APAC to Australia within the Digitech, Fintech, MedTech, infrastructure, Agri-tech and other industries. Including CTOs and heads of research and development at an individual level from global tech giants such as Apple, Accenture, Atlassian, Google, Microsoft, Telstra, VIVO, and Facebook. Its clients include students, academics, working professionals, entrepreneurs and company founders. For them, STC aims to provide tailored legal solutions to help its clients migrate and successfully integrate into the Australian lifestyle. In addition, STC also works as legal representatives for multiple C-level and other senior executives across multiple Fortune500 global companies. This includes working alongside representatives from many of the top investment and accounting firms as well as banks, insurance companies, and many more organisations STC offers its services to organisations across Australia, where its team’s knowledge and support are utilised by international companies across all critical priority sectors. These include top property groups, investment funds, hotel chains, and media companies across industries such as banking, mining, technology, infrastructure, and tourism, as well as supporting multiple startups. Whether they are looking to enter the market or expand beyond Australia’s borders, STC Lawyers can facilitate and advise organisations of any size in their endeavours. This has proven essential for numerous individuals and businesses over the years. The Australian points-based migration system has always been highly competitive; STC knows better than most how it is riddled with rapid occupation based and legislative changes across various states and regional areas. As such, STC Lawyers assess its client’s circumstances, help obtain the required assessments, and resolve all the challenges along the way. Beyond that, STC Lawyers helps its clients maintain ties to Australia and meet the residency requirement to apply for a resident return visa or Australian citizenship. Also, STC helps its clients appeal visa cancellations or refusals, whether with a tribunal, Minister or court. Its services have a far-reaching impact globally regarding delivering and driving talent, technology, and investment where needed. STC focus on the quality of service and have extensive networks, particularly within APAC, working closely with the government, universities, academics, investment firms, and the best of each industry to produce highly desired outcomes. As STC focuses on the quality of its services, it prioritises employee attitude regarding its internal recruitment. As the firm has a high volume of senior professional clientele, the majority being mid level management or higher, it is a fast-paced working environment, so a can-do attitude is a must. The line of work also requires an innovative mind and sound understanding of diverse areas and global trends, in addition to retaining a lawyer’s meticulous and legal research skills. In immigration, sweeping changes occur daily. Staying ahead means remaining informed and on top of these developments. For example, due to the world’s economic outlook predicting closer ties between Australia and neighbouring APAC countries, as can be seen with the ongoing negotiations regarding hydrogen technology, semiconductor development, military government contracts, carbon investment and other small to largescale developments between Australia with Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan, STC Lawyers plans to continue the expansion within these adjacent regions. Another includes the Each one remains at the forefront of STC’s plans and strategies, and it continues to adapt and bring in talent and technologywhilst collaborating with all relevant parties. STC Lawyers is uniquely placed at the forefront of driving talent, technology, innovation, and investment within the APAC region. This is thanks to the continued provision of its legal services and related consultancy that has connected it to senior executives and topcalibre clients at the heads of innovative technology within APAC. Technology and innovation are the future, and STC believes it must be fuelled by talent, investment, and funding. Those same investments aren’t just present in STC’s exploration of new technologies and their usage, it has also ensured that the firm is poised to expand into areas beyond immigration law. This includes legal advice and support for property and Excellence Award in Immigration Law 2022 Sep22264

business sales and purchases, family legal matters, lobbying with the government, travel exceptions and more. Its investments haven’t just fuelled Excellence Award in Immigration Law 2022 its ability to provide the support it is well-regarded for but continue to develop as a firm and its lawyers as professionals. Immigration is an intricate, delicate, and often lengthy and stressful process, regardless of what stage one is in or the desired endpoint. However, anyone in Australia or seeking to enter will find that no firm knows these processes quite intimately as STC Lawyers and Associates. The Excellence Award in Immigration Law 2022 award has been bestowed onto STC because, despite the roadblocks and challenges, it performs its duties to an incredible degree, thanks to a rigorous and enthusiastic team that leaves nothing to chance. The firm proudly stands as one of the best in its sector and as an example to be followed.

May22239 Whether it’s getting your holiday started or coming home after time away, the team at Heart of Reef Shuttles Whitsundays are on hand to offer a welcome and friendly face. Named Best FamilyOwned & Operated Airport Shuttle Business – QLD in APAC Insider’s Australian Made Awards 2022, we thought it high time to explore what has set this intrepid team apart! When you step off the plane at Whitsunday Coast Airport, you want the first face you see to be a friendly one. Faultless, fun and full of experience, the team behind Heart of Reef Shuttles have transformed the standard people expect when they need transport. Offering a reliable way of getting where you need to go, the team’s extensive range of airport transfers has become renowned in the region. Passengers are at the heart of the incredible service that the team offer. Theywork tirelessly to build long-lasting relationships that are based on integrity, honesty and heart. Over many years of owning the business Cameron and Michelle Johnstone have welcomed passengers to their hometown as if they were their own family. For 18 years now, this dynamic duo have set the standard for transport in the region, constantly aiming to be the preferred supplier in the Whitsunday region. Nothing delights the Heart of Reef Shuttles team more than ensuring that people can begin their holiday in this glorious part of the world on the right foot. If your flight is delayed, they’ll wait until you’ve arrived and are safely aboard. In their capable hands, no one is left behind. No matter where you’re going, whether it’s on an express shuttle to the airport, transfer for a private event or a courtesy bus into the northerlies, the experience is designed to be exemplary. The Heart of Reef Shuttles team has built an incredible reputation over the years, and it’s due to the strength of these values. Every driver and member of staff is proud to go above and beyond to ensure total customer satisfaction, so that their passengers feel looked after, cared for and safe. Excellence is always where the Heart of Reef Shuttles team aims to deliver, with each member of staff holding strong skills that support their work with the rest of the team. For some, it’s driving licenses, for others it’s their telephone manner and for others it’s their ability to organise and adapt to rapidly changing circumstances. Having these skills to hand, and being able to trust in others to deliver, gives staff the freedom to flourish in their own positions. The immense popularity of Heart of Reef Shuttles has meant the biggest challenge for this titan of transport has been finding more vehicles that are perfectly suited to the needs of their customers. That they have never settled for second best for their customers, showcases the way in which the team have become a leading name within the sector for their incredible service. With such high standards at the very heart of the team’s business, we cannot wait to see what they do next! Company: Heart of Reef Shuttles Whitsundays Name: Cameron Johnstone Email: [email protected] Web Address: www. heartofreefshuttles.com.au Airport Shuttle Secures Success! Sep2 1

Feb22538 Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Beijing, Hengdu Law Firm (Hengdu) is an award-winning large-scale legal firm providing legal services that are client-centric, practical, efficient, and professional. Its expert lawyers focus on capital market, corporate mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, business and litigation, and criminal business – all to provide clients with comprehensive business solutions that achieve results. Hengdu Law Firm’s lawyers are graduates from firstclass law schools, both in China and abroad, and they have an international background and speak multiple languages. As an integrated law firm, Hengdu currently has 1,800 partners, lawyers, and other professionals on its team, including more than 1,400 lawyers who provide professional legal services. Among Hengdu’s lawyers, there are more than 400 talents with master’s and doctoral degrees. Many of its lawyers also have professional qualifications, including certified public accountants, first-class architects, and patent attorneys. The firm is finely divided by 47 business departments, made up of specialists in capital market, corporate mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, business and litigation, and criminal business. Prior to their roles at Hengdu, its lawyers have been government officers, judges, and consultants, andtheyhaveworkedfortheworld’s leading lawfirms, accounting firms, research institutions, investment banks, and so on. Always having adhered to the core value of customercentricity, Hengdu has provided legal services to more than 20,000 enterprises. These clients have included stateowned enterprises, large private enterprises, government agencies, foreign-invested enterprises, well-known investment institutions, and others, within industries such as energy, communication, internet, food, finance, investment banking, and automobile. The firm hasn’t stopped there, though. It is always looking for breakthroughs. Always having been based in Beijing, serving the entire country, it now has a considerable scale and the legal talent in the most dynamic economic regions in the country. In order to keep improving its customer experience, it has set up 30 offices in 24 cities (including Chongqing, Nanjing, Qingdao, Chengdu, Hangzhou, and Quanzhou), with some offices still being established – in the temporary place of which cloud offices are being used to serve local customers. Now, Hengdu is proud to display its award of ‘Best Commercial Litigation Practice – China’ from APAC Insider magazine alongside those it already has in the form of ‘China’s Best Intellectual Property Law Firm’; appearing on ALB’s (Asia Legal Business) ‘Top 15 Firms to Watch’ in 2014; ALB’s ‘Top 10 Fastest Growing’ in 2013; and being consecutively named ‘Chinese Litigation Law Firm’ in 2012 and 2013 by ALB, because of its outstanding performance within the IP legal field. With each of these recognitions being welldeserved, we have no doubt this firm has so much more to offer and therefore so much more success yet to come. Company: Hengdu Law Firm Website: hengdulaw.com Best Commercial Litigation Practice - China Sep22038

Jan22686 FeFbe2b225233869 modern legislature such as the Malaysian parliament’s 2021 trio of intellectual property bills. Using the increasing need for airtight IP compliance in a post-pandemic world, its clients come back to it time and again for its professionalism and tenacity, allowing it to continue pushing forward towards the bright future that is surely in store for it, its industry, and its clients. Thus, despite being less than a decade old, the trajectory towards further excellence that Exy IP is on promises many more decades to come. Company: Exy Intellectual Property Contact: Yeongboon Ooi Website: https://www.exyip.com Specializing in awide range of different intellectual property legislature in the region ofMalaysia, Exy Intellectual Property has recently expanded to Singapore in order to expand the pool of businesses and professionals able to benefit from its impeccable consultancy. After 7 years serving Malaysia alone, its expansion was made on an outstanding foundation of knowledge, one that allowed it to easily pick up on the nuances and specifics of a new region’s legalese. Led by expert Managing Director and legislative expert Yeongboon Ooi, Exy Intellectual Property has made itself a leading IP firm, providing the best in top-notch consultancy services and solutions, with business-centric approaches prevailing throughout its work. Fundamentally, Exy IP has made itself a go-to intellectual property expert in this way, with a keen understanding of IP commercialization and IP exploration at the core of its operations. By working with this at its foundation – and boasting an in-depth focus on corporate entities as its key clients – Exy IP has been able to take IP owners on an indepth journey to investigate the value and relevance of its intellectual property in marketing, branding, research, and much more. Critically, this shows its clients the dramatic socio-economic impact that good IP usage has. With its clients universally going forward to enjoy a sustainable future thanks to its work, it has helped a wide range of organizations from entrepreneurs to enterprises and universities to secure and leverage their IP rights in their best interests. Working with local, national, and international cases, its trademark, copyright, patent, industrial design, franchising, licensing, and commercialization efforts allows clients to transform their IP into revenue, always keeping in mind the driving belief that ‘education is transformation.’ In this way, it aims for successful outreach with educational institutes as well as corporate entities. Indeed, the founder himself graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in law, and now uses this degree to promote IP law literacy amongst his clientele, having gone from a young entrepreneur with big dreams to the successful owner of a hugely influential venture with clients laud it for its flexible, pragmatic approach. Moreover, the creature and innovative way it works ensures brand protection for its client’s IPs, with robust internal strategies that fall in line with IPR Consultancy Firm of the Year 2022 - Malaysia S p 035

Mar22270 Aug 693 A small, family-owned distillery at the heart of Australia’s New South Wales, it would be fair to assume that Newy Distillery Pty Ltd is just the average run of the mill distillery. However, this could not be further from the truth. Newy Distillery embraces originality, culminating in beverages that glisten and shimmer whilst offering an array of appetizing flavours, including raspberry and mango. Newy Distillery defies convention. It embodies creativity, producing alcoholic beverages that are infused with vibrant colours, flavours, and even sparkle, transcending the limits of flavour and presentation. Indeed, the Newcastle, NSW, based distillery encourages ‘epic creativity and unconventional drink experiences,’ providing its customers with products that are sure to leave themwanting more. Beginning in Luke and Kimberly Storey’s shed, the family-owned business has experienced extensive development since its establishment in 2018, and despite the typical hurdles and a pandemic, the company has gone on to achieve great success. Newy Distillery now operates out of two warehouses – both of which are open to the public – and it runs an equally as imaginative cocktail bar. Moreover, Newy Distillery also ships its products across Australia, with its Shimmer recipes becoming a favourite amongst customers nationwide. Its Signature Gin also serves as a standout product. Comprised of 16 different botanicals, the Signature Gin falls in line with most of Newy Distillery’s products, as it is vegan, glutenfree, and low in sugar, making it the perfect addition to a delicious cocktail. From bright green vodka to fruity concoctions, Newy Distillery truly has it all, which is perhaps why its products have garnered an enormous fanbase within the Australian market. Mixed Berry, Chilli, and Mango are just a few of the mouth-watering and often unique flavours that Newy Distillery utilises, with each drop being a tantalising experience for the tastebuds. Thanks to the magical colours and glistening shimmers, the beverages are also a visual wonder, ultimately offering the complete package. The success of Newy Distillery becomes abundantly clear when looking at the company’s reviews. Full of five-star ratings and gleaming compliments, many of the reviews praise the company’s ethics, ingenuity, and flavours. One testimonial states, ‘I purchased the Musk Vodka and it is absolutely amazing. I contacted the wonderful people from Newy’s Distillery prior to have a chat in regards to this product and the flavour. They we’re so prompt and thorough with their response, brilliant customer service. I was so blown away with this place that I have now ordered 3 more glorious flavours to try. Have spread the word to family and friends.’ Indeed, defined by innovation, Newy Distillery has certainly earned itself the accolade Best Family-Owned Spirit Distillery – NSW. The company boasts an imaginative spirit that breathes life into each of its creations, be it gin, vodka, or liqueurs. With artistry at the helm, the future of Newy Distillery looks to be extravagant, radiant, and above all else, successful. Contact: Kimberly Storey Company: Newy Distillery Pty Ltd Web Address: newydistillery.com.au Best Family-Owned Spirit Distillery - NSW

Jan22686 When it comes to treating wastewater and water management, there are few firms finer than Genesis Enviroman Private Limited. The team’s tireless efforts have put them at the forefront of the industry, and earned them success in the APAC Business Awards 2022. We take a closer look at the team behind these astonishing achievements to uncover more about how they did it. Most Efficient Water & Wastewater Management Solutions Provider 2022 - India Wastewater plays a major part in all of our lives, and it is essential to find ways of managing it responsibly and effectively. The team at Genesis Enviroman are specialists in this field, with the capacity to undertake numerous types of turnkey projects from concept to commissioning. In the world of wastewater treatment, they stand apart as sincere solution providers, able to offer unprecedented levels of support and customized solutions to clients. For this team, the customer always comes first. Genesis Enviroman is committed to providing long-term relationships with clients built on trust and integrity. More so than the price of a project, the Genesis Enviroman team are likely to talk about the efficiency and the sustainability of the design and the technology involved, the benefits they offer. For them, the goodwill always comes first, which guarantees result oriented long term sustainable product and services in the field of water and wastewater treatment design and supplies. A technical workshop of 22000 sq. feet gives the Genesis Enviroman team an edge when compared to the competitors. From this incredibly well resourced facility, Genesis Enviroman is able to offer a host of products including Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs), Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs), Combined Sewage Nov 2651 Cum Effluent Treatment Plants (CSETP), Zero Liquid Discharge System(ZLD), Green technology based STPs, Thermal and Mechanical Vapor Evaporators (MEE & MVR), Water treatment plants (WTPs) and Reverse Osmosis Plants (ROPs). All of these products are customised, designed and developed inhouse, allowing for easy adaptation to suit any and every system. The team at Genesis Enviroman have a proven background in securing success inmany scenarios, due in no small part to the procurement of equipment and components of the highest quality. Where innovation is needed, the Genesis Enviroman teamare able to undertake the engineering developments required. Over the years, Genesis Enviroman has been trusted by clients in the automobile, chemicals, phosphating, food industry and that of metal and electroplating to name but a few. Their skill and ability to meet the high standards of each of these is why Genesis Enviroman has become a name to be remembered and a force to be reckoned with. The importance of the work that the Genesis Enviroman team do has become increasingly important over the last few years, with water treatment in India no longer considered a conservation fad. Almost every nation is facing the challenge of dealing with depleting freshwater resources. To overcome these challenges needs experts in the field, each handling a specific part of a holistic solution. Where Genesis Enviroman thrives is through their use of durable and long sustained cost effective capsule and compact small treatment plants also that can have a major impact on decentralized way of treating wastewater. With values of integrity in their works, it’s clear that Genesis Environman will go from strength to strength as the years go on. Water is vital to both industry and individuals, which means that their work is more important than ever. We celebrate their success and look forward to their achievements in the weeks and months to come. Company: Genesis Enviroman Private Limited New Delhi, India Name: Dilip Jhunjhunwala Mobile: +91-9810453365 Email: [email protected] Web Address: www.genesisenviroman.com

Mar22270 Aug2 693 Oct 200 Adelaide-based digital marketing agency, SEO Services Australia (SEO Services) guides its clients through the often complicated and confusing world of online publicity every step of the way. The company’s diverse range of offerings come together to provide a marketing arsenal sure to help any business achieve its marketing goals. The world of advertising has reinvented itself dramatically over the decades. The biggest change, without doubt, has been the dramatic shift from traditional ads to the online world. There are a staggering amount of different ways to publicise your business in 2023, with more appearing all the time. Display ads, search ads, classifieds, social media content, and even the content you add to your own website are all effective ways to promote your business, but defining the best strategy can be a daunting prospect. One company that’s helping its clients navigate the crowded sea of marketing possibilities is SEO Services Australia. Led by Head of Business, Marc Bartolome, SEO Services offers a wealth of digital marketing products and solutions to clients across all industries and sectors. Marc tells us, “From social media marketing and web design to reputation management and search engine marketing in Australia, we offer it all. We back everything we do with our commitment to providing excellent service and generating fantastic results. Our digital marketing solutions maximise the competitive edge of technology. We use the latest trends and tools available to customise our solutions to suit each client’s needs. We scale campaign tactics to complement business strategy and ensure that every client meets their goals.” Using a blend of paid advertising and organic content strategies, SEO Services maximises returns for its clients whilst keeping a close eye on the budget. Marc explains, “Increased brand awareness and quality internet traffic are the keys to success in the digital world. We’re experts at developing strategies. We focus on getting organic results for our clients over time, building long-term stability in their website rankings, traffic, leads, and conversions.” But whilst playing the ‘long game’, SEO Services also helps its clients leverage paid advertising to their advantage. Combining SEO strategy with social media advertising, social media management, PPC, Google Ads management, Google remarketing, Google display network, and more, SEO Services ensures its clients never miss a promotional opportunity. Marc tells us about the benefits of using GoogleAds: “Whilst your website can be seen by anyone, you want to target a specific type of audience, an ideal client. A solid SEO plan will take a while to take effect. While clients are waiting, Google Ads are a great option. They make it possible for a brand to appear ahead of the best organic search results and reach their ideal target market at the most favourable time.” It takes experience and knowledge of Google’s tools, analytics, and tricks todevelop an effective Google Ads campaign. Not to mention an understanding of the regular updates issued by the internet giant. SEO Services experts are ready with a wealth of tools and advice to help you take your marketing efforts to the next level, whatever your business goal. For further information, please visit the company website. Contact: Marc Bartolome Company: SEO Services Australia Web Address: www.seoservices.com.au Best Paid Media Digital Marketing Agency - Australia One company that’s helping its clients navigate the crowded sea of marketing possibilities is SEO Services Australia. Led by Head of Business, Marc Bartolome, SEO Services offers a wealth of digital marketing products and solutions to clients across all industries and sectors.

May22239 Established in 2019, Willie Ong & JL Ooi is a company that has become well known in its region for its work in general litigation. Serving its clients with boutique legal services across several different fields, it has a diverse client base, all of whom it is proud to represent and promises to go above and beyond for. Having found its feet in the Penang region of Malaysia, it now has branch offices and affiliates in the major cities, such as Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, and Kota Kinabalu. Willie Ong & JL Ooi – or WOJLO – has developed a large and healthy client base over time by showing its market segment the excellence and expertise in its work. Nominally, with specialties in general and commercial litigation that cover corporate and conveyance advice, criminal defence litigation, property advice, and strata counsel, this client base now contains all manner of public and private companies, as well as societies, management corporations, and private individuals. No matter who the client is, WOJLO is confident that it will be able to help them, and it is this attitude that has allowed it to become a one-stop-shop for general legal work. Indeed, with its core values of service, protection, fearlessness, and inclusivity, it is the most passionate about utilising its legal expertise to assist those who need legal aid the most. These people are often the people who struggle the most with financially funding good legal help, and by making this a part of its social corporate responsibility, it has made itself the stalwart legal defender of such people and their cases. Critically, it does this by treating them with the same level of diligence and respect as it treats anyone else, and with its passionate and driven staff, it has a great amount of pride in its team; these creative and professional people are never daunted by a challenge, and always transparent in their work. This commitment and honesty are WOJLO’s keys to success, and the human talent of its staff is something that shines through in every case and project as a result. Moreover, this staff is one that supports each other, sharing common values and work ethics and helping each other with anything another may be struggling with, resulting in a company with healthy personal relations inside and out. Thanks to this, despite the pandemic, it has been able to continue expanding across Malaysia, and promises that its standards will remain recognizably exemplary as it does so, bringing it and its clients with it into the future of general legislature. Company: Willie Ong & JL Ooi Contact: Willie Ong Website: willieongandco.com Rising Stars in General Litigation - Malaysia Aug22236

Feb22538 Founded in January 2021, the growth of Vision Made Co has taken many in the food industry by surprise. Working for numerous clients across Australia, New Zealand and USA, the team is renowned for its powdered Health & Sports supplements. Whilst their work is shrouded in secrecy, we dug a little deeper to uncover precisely how the team achieved success in the APAC Business Awards 2022. It might come as a surprise to some, but not all established brands produce their own products. Some turn to outside experts who are able to provide items of a quality they admire but in a field which they are not actually experts in. The team at VMC have made it their business to do better than the titans, whilst working under the radar. As a contract manufacturing company, VMC has produced products for 16 different brands over the last year, quickly establishing itself as a vital resource to many businesses. The VMC team approach them with a better service than they might be able to secure themselves, providing a nimbler way of working than a large corporate beast is able to offer. Often, these brands, whilst popular, struggle to innovate or work at speed. As a start-up, VMC can, and has, run rings around them. The values behind VMC begin, obviously, with anonymity. The various clients that the team work for are all competitors, and they do not want to know where their products are made! Beyond that, VMC has made its name through the values of Honesty, Product Innovation, Speed to market, Customer service and Quality. In short order, the qualities have really spoken for themselves and paid off massively. Now, the team are able to receive work through word-of-mouth as the quality of what they offer is made clearer. The importance of a team that can learn and adapt quickly is vital in this environment. If someone is willing to learn and work the long hours to become expert, they are given a chance. That said, many roles require specialist knowledge and it can be difficult to find people who have the right attitude and the appropriate work ethic. Building such a strong team has not been easy, but it has brought innumerable rewards. This is a team that can work together and play together equally well. As a business born in the COVID-19 pandemic, it was this crisis which created the demand for work within the industry. People wanted to improve their health and VMC was a direct response to that. Supplements are an easy way to make a real difference to how we live. The growth of VMC reflects the amazing demand that has grown, and it’s a growth which shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. We caught up with Josh Spurway, one of the leading lights at VMC, to see what his 2023 looked like. “2023 for us is going to be another massive year,” he says with a smile. “It’ll see us close to doubling our revenue and be our first profitable year. We have investors coming on board in early 2023 which is going to help us expand our operations, purchase machinery and increase our bottom line. We also have a few very large clients we are in conversations with that could see us expand our production shifts from single day shift to day and night, 5 days a week.” Such growth is a credit to Josh and his team. Their agile attitude has brought them amazing results in a sector where brand names can make-or-break a company.With further expansion well in hand, we celebrate their amazing achievements and cannot wait to see where it takes the team next. Company: Vision Made Co Name: Josh Spurway Email: [email protected] Web: www.visionmadeco.com Best Food & Supplement Manufacturing Company 2022 - Queensland Oct22491

Jan22686 FeFbe2b225233869 break to prevent heat stroke. To date, we’ve sold almost 400,000 units to more than 1,800 corporations, mostly in Japan. More recently, we’ve started selling our products in countries such as France and Spain and in the Middle East.” And it’s not only outdoor workers that the Canaria appeals to. Since 2022, Biodata Bank has begun selling Canaria to individual customers via e-commerce platforms such as Amazon. The device has proved popular with vulnerable populations living in warmer climates such as the elderly. Takeshi explains, “Canaria is a unique product concept. Once it’s activated, you don’t need to charge the battery. It lasts for 3-4 months. That’s long enough to cover one summer season. Whilst many wearable devices need charging, we think it’s more important to avoid a situation where the battery of Canaria runs out due to failure or missing battery charge. To conserve energy, the Canaria doesn’t have a display, only an alarm and an LED light. This minimalist concept makes Canaria easy to use for all generations. It’s maintenance-free, lightweight (20g), and affordable.” In 2023 and beyond, Biodata Bank will be looking to expand its reach into the U.S., Australian, and South American markets. The company is seeking sales partners globally who share its mission. For further details, please visit the company website. Contact: Takeshi Anzai Company: Biodata Bank Web Address: https://biodatabank.co.jp/en Tokyo-based company, Biodata Bank Inc is addressing the impact of climate change head-on. Innovating and manufacturing in the area of temperature sensor technology, Biodata Bank has developed the Canaria, a ‘watch’ which monitors core temperature and heat risk. We speak with company founder, Takeshi Anzai to find out more. As climates become more extreme and summers increasingly hotter, heat risk is a primary concern for many. Individuals and teams working outside are often at risk, being unable or unwilling to take a break when required. Employees working under harsh heat conditions may begin to suffer from severe heat stroke without even noticing. For employers, reducing their employees’ exposure to heat risk whilst maintaining efficiency is no easy task. With no viable way to measure the estimated risk, employers can only react to the voluntary appeal of an employee who reports not feeling well. Often, too late to avoid a critical issue. Founded in 2018, Japanese startup, Biodata Bank, has changed all that. The company engages in the research, development, and manufacturing of products which use sensor technology to mitigate the risk of heat. Biodata Bank’s featured product is the heat risk warning watch, Canaria. Based on new patented technology developed through thousands of experimental tests, Canaria non-invasively estimates each user’s core temperature movement and warns them in advance of a heat risk. The device generates an automated alarm that rings a warning. The wearer then knows to take appropriate actions well before the situation becomes critical. Taking on hydration and resting in a cooler place allows the wearer’s body to cool down before they get sick. Takeshi tells us, “We’ve sold Canaria to corporate customers engaged in businesses such as construction, steel making, electrical power, agriculture, and forestry. Canaria provides warning of a heat risk through alarm sound and LED light. It gives employers concrete solutions to identify a proper time to give their employees a Best Healthcare Data R&D Company 2022 - Japan Nov 723

Mar22270 Aug 669 Following a period of education in the UK, Tee Wei Fong set up his own legal practise in Malaysia, with a focus on civil disputes. We find out more from the experienced lawyer as his firm, Tee Wei Fong & Co Advocates and Solicitors (TeeWei Fong & Co) is rewarded for its hard work and diligence in the recent APAC Legal Awards 2022. Located in Setia Alam in Selangor, Malaysia, Tee Wei Fong&CoAdvocates and Solicitors is a legal firm dedicated to providing practical and solution-oriented legal services to its client, whether local or abroad, with uncompromised integrity. Tee Wei Fong is the founder and the current managing partner of the firm. Wei Fong read law in Northumbria University, UK and graduated with an Honours Degree in Law. In 2015, he went on to complete his Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) with a second-class Honours Degree, placing him firmly in the top 10 percent among all candidates of that year. Believing that the legal services industry is in need of professional management and a complete overhaul, Wei Fong further obtained his Master’s in Business Administration Degree from Monash University. Wei Fong’s specialism, and main area of practice, includes general civil litigation where he advises his client at various stages of dispute resolution, such as predispute advice, strategic litigation planning, and post litigation execution. He also advises Most Client-Focused Disputes Resolution Firm - Malaysia his clients on their business collaboration and arrangement such as joint venture, agricultural collaboration, technological entrepreneurship, and more. Recently, Tee Wei Fong & Co was recognised in the APAC Legal Awards 2022 and crowned with the prestigious title of Most Client-Focused Disputes Resolution Firm – Malaysia. Ably assisted by partner, Chang Poh Nee, who joined the firm in 2019 after studying at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and who provides services in real estate, commercial and conveyancing, and banking and finance; and legal associate, Jolene Ng Jia Wen, who joined the company in 2020, it is safe to say that Tee Wei Fong is looking forward to a bright future. As a continuously growing firm, evident from its new additions to the team over the last few years, Tee Wei Fong & Co has pledged a commitment to continuously adopting new technology, as well as hiring new professionals, and configuring its workflow to reflect its future expansion. Contact: Tee Wei Fong Company: Tee Wei Fong & Co Advocates & Solicitors Website: www.teeweifong.com

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