Welcome to the March 2017 edition of APAC Insider.

In this edition, we learn that The International Day of Happiness is a United Nations initiative introduced in 2011 that recognises ‘the pursuit of happiness as a fundamental human goal’ and has been celebrated around the world on the 20th of March ever since.

The condition monitoring equipment market in the Asia-Pacific region is set for transformation during the next five years according to research from Frost & Sullivan. Converging technology such as Big Data and the Industrial Internet of Things will create new business opportunities, while assured revenues via supplier-offered proprietary systems will ignite growth.

According to HSBC, creating balance in the workplace, and building a diverse and inclusive working environment is not just good for business, it’s simply the right thing to do.

On that optimistic note, I hope you enjoy reading all that this packed edition has to offer.