Mekong Gaming Summit, 10-11 September – Phnom Penh; 11-12 September – Sihanoukville

Asia Gaming Brief is delighted to confirm that the Ministry of Economy and Finance Secretary of State, H.E. Nguon Sokha, will give the opening address at the much-anticipated Mekong Gaming Summit in September.

The conference is due to take place at the Sofitel Phnom Penh from 10-11 September and has the full support of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MOEF), one of the agencies responsible for gaming regulation, along with the Ministry of the Interior. Both will eventually form the Gaming Management Committee to implement and oversee the Kingdom’s new gaming legislation.

H.E. Mey Vann, director general of the MOEF, will also be speaking at the summit, and we expect to shortly also confirm the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations of Myanmar.

In addition to these addresses from government officials, the summit will provide investing and market perspectives on the land-based and online gaming opportunities in the key markets of Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.

Other highlights of the event include a special gala cocktail reception hosted by the capital’s premier casino and entertainment resort – NagaWorld – on the evening of Tuesday 10th September. Delegates will also be able to meet companies able to assist in setting up their businesses in the region at a table-top exhibition space in the Sofitel Grand Ballroom foyer.

Immediately following the conference, there will be an optional tour to Sihanoukville for those who would like to see the sheer scale of development in Asia’s new gambling mecca for themselves.

Speaking and sponsorship opportunities are still available. To enquire about these, get in touch with the organizers at Asia Gaming Brief via to talk about how you can get involved.

Early bird pricing for delegates is available until 19 July, 2019.

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This month, leading online fashion platform Zilingo, jazzes up their wardrobe staple with a cool new vibe.

For this collection, Zilingo played with fabrics using bold and fresh colorways, and infused touches of mustard, lime and blush to match their primary palette of blues, reds, and whites.

The brand answers the call of the rainy season with pullovers, bomber jackets, windbreakers and hoodies paired with relaxed trousers and denim, offering the perfect ensemble for any time of the day.

“These pieces are perfect for the erratic weather of the Philippines, and we hope to provide our customers with fashion essentials that marry style and comfort,”  says Edryan Lorenzo, PR and Influencer Marketing Manager,  Zilingo Philippines.

Recognizing the continuous growth and potential of the online retail market, and the need to constantly provide its customers with new and exciting options, Zilingo aims to showcase a unique shopping experience to its customers and enable brands to expand their reach to fashion enthusiasts across the region.

“Aside from trendy pieces to match the season, customers can look forward to great discounts of up to 80% off on selected items. They can also get their hands on this season’s hot picks any time and anywhere via Zilingo’s website and app, and have them delivered to their doorstep at no extra charge, with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery. Access to fashion has never been easier,” says Ryza Dipatuan-Razo, Marketing Director, Zilingo Philippines.

Zilingo is a commerce platform that is making the fashion and beauty supply chain more efficient through technology. With over 50,000 merchants on the platform Zilingo connects businesses across the entire supply chain and empowers them with everything they need to run a business – from design, product development, fabric procurement, manufacturing, cataloguing, marketing, inventory management, distribution, billing, customer service, working capital & trend forecasting. With over four million product listings on, users can effortlessly shop from a selection of indie labels, local designers, international and celebrity brands – all in one place. Founded by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor in 2015, the company has offices in 8 cities globally with over 500 staff covering 20 different nationalities.

Zilingo is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play across Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.

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Powertrends, the longest running energy exhibition in the Philippines

Organized since 1995 by Leverage International, in cooperation with the Department of Energy will be held on September 3-4 2019 at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, Philippines. This two day event themed “The Trends Shaping Renewable Energy” features an international exhibition,abusiness conference, networking cocktail and technical workshops. These are unique platforms for delivering expertise, bringing theory and practice together as well as offering an amazing opportunity to network with the most important people in the energy industry.

The Philippine energy sector is poised for transformation. There is a fast growing electricity demand resulting from the Build BuildBuild Program of the President. Along with the other 10 member countries of ASEAN, the Philippines is on track to make solar and other renewables account for 23% of the region’s total primary energy supply by 2025. The Philippine government is working to improve policies and investment framework for clean energy.

In line with these developments, Powertrends provides the platform for bringing together the players in these fields in one big gathering- where energy professionals and practitioners together with policy and lawmakers will assemble to exchange knowledge and build business relationships.

The international exhibition will showcase the latest in technologies for generating, transmitting, distributing and using power and electricity. It will also feature the latest innovations in electric vehicle, hybrids and others.

The conference agenda will cover the following major challenges and developments faced by the energy industry as it strives to achieve national independence and sustainability while riding through the wave of innovations: a new and transparent Philippine Conventional Energy Contracting Program  (PCECP) that allows local and international exploration companies to develop and utilize indigenous petroleum resources under a service contract with the  government; the new Philippine Electricity Market Memorandum by the Philippine Electricity Market Operator; the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act signed into law last May which institutionalizes energy efficiency and conservation, enhancing the efficient use of energy and granting incentives to energy efficiency and conservation projects in the country; LNG as the key to energy sustainability; renewed promotion of the geothermal industry; and the resurrection of the nuclear interest.

The 1st Philippine Floating Solar Forum 2019 will beco-located with Powertrends.The event will gather technology experts, project developers and practitioners, regulatory agencies, development agencies, local and foreign investors to impart knowledge, experiences and best practices on the floating solar technology and to discuss among experts the critical formulation and changes on the regulatory policies.

For more information, visit Interested parties may contact 8186828 or 8101389 or e-mail:

Choosing the right bedding can improve your respiration

Asthma is a medical conditions that obstructs the airways in the lungs. If you are an asthma sufferer, your airways are often inflamed and at risk. The numbers are growing with 315 Million cases worldwide and 8% of which is contributed by our country.

Determining what triggers your attacks will be helpful in managing this condition.Asthma attacks can be triggered by a variety of factors, such as allergens, illness, smoke, exercise, weather changes, drugs and even food we eat.

Asthma symptoms include Shortness of breath, Chest tightness or pain, difficulty in sleeping, coughing or wheezing.

Studies have revealed that our airways tend to limit its function at 4:00 in the morning, while most people are asleep. During slumber, our airways tend to restrict as resistance develops in both upper and lower airways. Most people continue to sleep without problem, but for asthmatics, the narrowing airways trigger an episode.

Our bodies could be reacting in real-time to allergens in the bedroom, such as dust mites, that may be in our mattress. Dust mites are microscopic insects that are found by the thousands in the average home. Any type of movement, like walking around in the bedroom, turning over in bed or shaking the bedding, can cause the allergens to be released into the air. It is these waste products that irritate your airways and cause an asthma attack.

In addition to regularly cleaning your sheets and blankets, you should also protect against dust mites with hypoallergenic bedding options.

AKEMI offers a wide range of beddings that are known to be hypoallergenic as well as specialty sheets that inhibits bacterial growth. The brand has been in the country since 2004 and have been offering high-quality options for consumers.

One of AKEMI specialty fabric line is their TENCEL technology which is made from botanical origin which is cellulose of wood pulp. The fibers are completely natural and hypoallergenic.

TENCEL fabric has its natural cooling properties. With its outstanding moisture management, TENCEL absorbs excess liquid and quickly releases it again into the atmosphere.It inhibits bacteria growth effectively due to its moisture management capabilities, thus wearing a bedding made of AKEMI TENCEL significantly improves health, comfort and promotes the feeling of well-being.

AKEMI Beddings are available in most SM Home section nationwide. Visit AKEMI Facebook page: for more info and home improvement ideas.

Importance of Vitamin C supplementation for Wellness

Filipinos are steadily becoming aware of healthy living which is significantly apparent with the propagation of health & wellness event happening around the country. One of the recently concluded wellness event was held at Makati Shangri-la dubbed as Global Wellness Dayand a leading brand in the health industry, Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbate sponsored this advocacy.

Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbate supported the event as part of its effort in spreading awareness on how important it is to incorporate vitamin c in your workouts. Bewell-C Sodium ascorbate is a brand of vitamin C which is non-acidic and is safe taken even on an empty stomach.

Health buffs came in hordes and participated in various activities such as Yoga, Dance marathon, cross training and nutritional discussion presented by Coaches Jim & Toni Saret of FitFil. One of the nutrition topic is related to Vitamin supplementation. Vitamin C is involved in a number of biochemical pathways that are important to exercise metabolism and the health of exercising individuals.

In general, a person need around 90mg of Vitamin C daily, but those who does steady workouts are on a different level. If you regularly train for an hour or so, then you need more than this amount. Depending on your activity level, one would require 1000mg all the way up to 3,000mg daily.

There is even a study that shows that intense exercise training may cause oxidative damage to your muscles resulting in the need for antioxidant to help with muscle recover and repair after training.

Another benefit of Vitamin C is that it helps with tissue repair and muscle growth. Then there is the fact that this nutrient forms a protein called collagen, which assists with your skin and the maintenance of bones and cartilage. This is definitely an important nutrient for athletes to have in their diet. Those who are involve in weight training and supplements on collagen on the other hand may benefit with Vitamin C assisting with protein metabolism.

Furthermore, in order for individuals to achieve regular exercise, one has to be healthy and full of stamina. Vitamin C boosts your immune system keeping you healthy and helps your body protect itself against free radicals.

In taking Vitamin C supplements, make sure you are using its safest form.  Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbate, a non-acidic Vitamin C is safe to be taken in large doses to achieve its full potential.

Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbate is available in Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. For more health guide and updates, Visit their Facebook page: .