U.S. Polo Assn. Sponsors SI The Party, Celebrating the Big Game in Vegas

U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), was excited to sponsor Sports Illustrated: SI The Party Presented by Captain Morgan with VIP-driven experiences and iconic performances at Wynn Las Vegas’ famed XS Nightclub. Headlined by The Chainsmokers, Kygo, and other special guests, SI The Party featured one of the Big Game weekend’s most buzzed-about lineups ever.

The multi-billion-dollar global U.S. Polo Assn. brand presented exciting, sport-inspired activations at the party, as well as co-branded staff apparel and accessories with the iconic double horsemen logo, and party giveaways like hats and buttons. One of the most exciting activations was a beautiful, life-size, 3-D photobooth backdrop featuring the best images from championship polo games, where fans and celebs alike had fun posing with polo props as if they were competing on the polo field themselves.

It was a packed house at XS Nightclub filled with global influencers and some of the world’s biggest celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Justin and Hailey Bieber, Brittany Mahomes, Miles Teller, Trevor Lawrence, Tiffany Haddish, Dylan Sprouse and DIPLO, as well as sports icons such as Brooks Koepka, Aly Raisman, Tony Parker, and many more – all showing up to party with U.S. Polo Assn.

“U.S. Polo Assn. was thrilled to be part of such an iconic party this year to celebrate the Big Game in Las Vegas and to partner again with Sports Illustrated as we did previously on the SI Sports Awards,” said J. Michael Prince, President and CEO of USPA Global, the company that manages and oversees the U.S. Polo Assn. brand. “As a sport-inspired, global brand, this partnership for the Big Game is one that’s a great match with the DNA of U.S. Polo Assn.”

Produced by Authentic Entertainment and Medium Rare, the sports and music spectacle brought musical performances and immersive activations and an ultra-luxe, VIP experience to fans in Vegas for the Big Game. XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas, one of the most exclusive and top-rated nightclubs in the world, was reimagined with enhanced production and oversized activations for all attendees to enjoy.

“It was a blast seeing the crowd enjoy our sport-focused U.S. Polo Assn. activations, wear our iconic brand, participate in the VIP experience and party to The Chainsmokers and Kygo,” added Stefanie Coroalles, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing for USPA Global.

Sports Illustrated is synonymous with the celebration of sports; fans around the world and SI The Party was no exception. The star-studded event to celebrate the Big Game Weekend invited fans to mingle with the who’s who of the sports and entertainment worlds.

“SI, Authentic Brands and Medium Rare are thankful to have U.S. Polo Assn. on board as our generous sponsor this year, for the very first time,” said Tatum Mannion, Executive Director of Partnerships, Medium Rare. “It’s fantastic to have another industry-leading sports partner that has the same goal as we do, to inspire fans and consumers to enjoy the fusion of sports, music and entertainment in one of the most exciting locations in the world, as we revved up for an incredible Big Game Weekend in Las Vegas this year.”

About U.S. Polo Assn.

U.S. Polo Assn. is the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), the governing body for the sport of polo in the United States and one of the country’s oldest sport governing bodies, founded in 1890. With a multi-billion-dollar global footprint and worldwide distribution through over 1,200 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores, as well as thousands of additional points of distribution, U.S. Polo Assn. offers apparel, accessories and footwear for men, women, and children in more than 190 countries worldwide. A recent, multi-year deal with ESPN to broadcast the premier polo championships in the world, sponsored by U.S. Polo Assn., has made the thrilling sport accessible to millions of households globally for the very first time.

U.S. Polo Assn. has consistently been named one of the top global sports licensors alongside the NFL, NBA, and MLB, according to License Global. In addition, the sport-inspired brand is being recognized around the world with awards for global growth, expansion, licensing and digital presence. Due to its tremendous success as a global brand, particularly in the last five years, U.S. Polo Assn. has been featured in Forbes, Modern Retail and GQ as well as on Yahoo Finance and Bloomberg, among many other noteworthy media sources around the world. For more information, visit uspoloassnglobal.com and follow @uspoloassn.

About Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated (SI) is an unparalleled and influential leader recognized for shaping modern culture and uniting athletes, teams, and fans worldwide. SI’s award-winning media enterprise brings powerful storytelling to life across platforms ranging from Emmy-winning video to the monthly print magazine with a 60-year heritage. Sports Illustrated also shares its unique and authentic perspective year-round through marquee events, immersive activations, long-form television, film, and audio content as well as select lifestyle products. For more information, visit SI.com. Follow Sports Illustrated on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

About Medium Rare

Lauded events, experiential, and management company, Medium Rare works at the intersection of Sports & Entertainment, partnering with well-known athletes and brands to create iconic media properties. The group’s world-class production is balanced by its growing management division, overseeing careers, tours, and partnership deals for some of the most celebrated artists and athletes. For more info, visit www.Medium-Rare.com

Contact Information
Stacey Kovalsky
VP Global PR and Communications

Shannon Stilson
VP, Sports Marketing & Media

SOURCE: USPA Global Licensing Inc.


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GF Securities Sponsors the HKUST Entrepreneurship Competition for the 7th Consecutive Year To Help Nurture Young Entrepreneurs in Hong Kong

Recently, “HKUST-Sino One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition 2023” (referred to as the “Entrepreneurship Competition” or “Competition”) sponsored by GF Securities Co., Ltd. (“GF Securities”, stock code: 1776.HK; 000776.SZ) for the 7th consecutive year, has come to a successful end at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on June 7. This year’s competition attracted 234 participating teams, hitting a record high. After fierce competition, Allegrow, aiming to bring cell therapeutics to all with its self-developed platform, AimGel, and enabling faster and cheaper cell therapeutics production through its proprietary hydrogel microbead technology, stood out from many participating projects and won the Champion of the competition and the “GF Innovation Award” sponsored by GF Securities. Ms. Xiaoying MAI, Executive Director of GF Investments (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., was invited to attend as the award presenter and judge for two consecutive years, providing professional advice and guidance to the participating teams.
Mr. Xiaodong LIN, CEO of GF Holdings (Hong Kong) Corporation Limited, also paid close attention on the entrepreneurship competition and encouraged the participating teams. He believes that “Entrepreneurs are people who dare to take risks, envision new possibilities, and fearlessly pursue their dreams. With their innovative ideas and unwavering dedication, entrepreneurs have the potential to make a long-lasting impact on the world. The entrepreneurship competition cultivates a sense of community among young entrepreneurs, enabling them to learn from each other and join hands to work on new ideas. GF Holdings (Hong Kong) is dedicated to entrepreneurial spirit through this kind of competition to invest in the future.”

Established in 2011, HKUST-Sino One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition has been held for 13 sessions. As the platinum sponsor of the competition for 7 consecutive years, GF Securities has been fully supporting innovation and entrepreneurship of youths. The Company also sponsored the “GF Innovation Award” for 5 consecutive years to specially recognize the entrepreneurial teams with innovative breakthrough. At present, the competition has expanded from Hong Kong to other regions in China, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Macau, Shenzhen, and Foshan, becoming a well-known youth entrepreneurship competition in Greater China. So far, more than 700 teams from all over the world with different scientific research backgrounds such as artificial intelligence and medical etc. participated in the competition, of which many widely recognized start-ups and projects have been cultivated. Moreover, the top 3 teams from the Hong Kong region will be eligible to participate in the national final held later this year, together with the winning teams from the other five regions, to jointly compete for the national championship.

With the theme of “Empower your Future”, this year’s competition attracted 234 participating teams, which was a record-high number. This year’s competition had three rounds of evaluation, and the participating projects were mainly focusing on hot topics such as healthcare, artificial intelligence, and sustainable development. ESG, as a hot issue, also earned widespread attention from entrepreneurs and 80% of the projects this year have involved ESG-related element. As the long-term sponsor of the competition, GF Securities proactively participated in the competition progress. Ms. Xiaoying MAI, Executive Director of GF Investments (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., was invited to attend as the award presenter and judge for two consecutive years, providing professional advice and guidance to the participating teams.

Ms. MAI said, “It is a great honor to represent GF Securities in the entrepreneurship competition again this year and act as the award presenter and judge. This year’s competition brought many excellent entrepreneurial teams together, and we fully recognized their outstanding innovative spirit and market insights in their presentations. As the offshore investment arm of GF Securities, GF Investments (Hong Kong) has always paid close attention to outstanding start-ups in various fields. In the future, GF Securities and its subsidiaries will continue to fully support great entrepreneurs and the growth of start-ups, to enable more aspiring youth to realize their entrepreneurial dreams, and support more outstanding university research results to be commercialized. “

As one of the most influential securities companies in China’s capital market, GF Securities has devoted to substantial charity work. Domestically, GF Securities has been focusing on technological innovation through projects such as “Micro Enterprising Initiatives for University Students” to support young students in their innovative and entrepreneurial practices. GF Securities has successfully held micro-entrepreneurship activities for eight consecutive years, with a cumulative investment of more than 10 million dollars to help college students improve their innovation and entrepreneurship capabilities. So far, it has attracted 8,830 micro-entrepreneurship projects from college students, of which 400 projects have received reward and support, earning high brand awareness and influence among over 1,000 domestic colleges and universities. In the future, GF Securities will continue to adhere to its core value of “Gathering Love From the Bottom of the Heart”, actively fulfil its social responsibilities, and strive to enhance the vigorous development of youth entrepreneurship both domestically and abroad.

About GF Securities Co., Ltd.
Established in 1991, GF Securities Co., Ltd. is one of the first full-service securities firms in China. The Company was successfully listed on the main boards of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock code: 000776.SZ), and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock code: 1776.HK), in 2010 and 2015 respectively. Due to its excellent business performance, its continued refinement in risk management and its quality services, the Company has achieved sustained and steady development, and remains one of the most influential securities companies in China. As of December 31, 2022, the Company had 338 subsidiaries and branches across 31 provinces, cities, and autonomous regions throughout China. The Company’s market-leading capital strength and profitability has allowed it to rank top among domestic listed securities companies in terms of aggregate market value. Relying on the ” GF Securities Social Charity Foundation “, the Company actively fulfils its social responsibilities, focusing on the two major areas of poverty alleviation and aiding education, proactively practising social responsibilities, and the Company’s reputation and brand influence improve continually.

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Zoksh Sponsors Web3athon Hackathon Track at Consensus 2023, Bolstering Innovation in Blockchain-Based Payment Solutions

Ontario, Canada, 27th April 2023, ZEX PR WIRE, Zoksh, a blockchain-based payment platform, has announced its sponsorship of a Web3athon hackathon track occurring in conjunction with Consensus 2023 as an ecosystem partner of OKX. Consensus is an annual conference organized by Coindesk that brings together developers, entrepreneurs, investors, and other stakeholders in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. The event offers participants a chance to network, learn, and showcase their products and services.

The hackathon track, sponsored by Zoksh Pay, aims to provide a platform for developers to create innovative blockchain-based payment solutions. The online hackathon is scheduled from April 17 to May 31, 2023, with additional offline activities taking place at Consensus 2023 in Austin, Texas. Participants can attend workshops, interact with industry sponsors, receive mentorship, and engage in fun events.

Ankur Grover, CEO of Zoksh, expressed excitement about participating in the Consensus 2023 Hackathon, stating that blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize the way businesses operate. He is eager to see the creative solutions that developers will build during the hackathon.

Zoksh’s sponsorship of the hackathon track demonstrates its commitment to driving innovation in the blockchain industry and highlights its position as a leading provider of Web3 Payment solutions. Zoksh aims to offer a secure, fast, and cost-effective payment platform that harnesses the benefits of blockchain technology. The company’s participation in the hackathon track is expected to provide an opportunity for developers to create new payment solutions that can revolutionize the way people transact. The event is also anticipated to provide a networking opportunity for the company with other stakeholders in the blockchain industry, showcase its products and services, and attract potential investors.

Kamaljeet Singh, CTO of Zoksh, asserted their dedication to supporting the next generation of blockchain developers, inviting all blockchain developers and enthusiasts to participate in the Consensus 2023 Hackathon and join them in building a better future through blockchain technology.

Recently, Zoksh has broadened its capabilities by integrating bitcoin architecture, enabling fiat settlements to bank accounts in over 150 countries, and forming partnerships with leading gaming industry companies, further augmenting their offerings.

For additional information and business inquiries, please contact: https://zoksh.com

JCB sponsors Singapore’s one of the largest countdown event

JCB Co., Ltd. (“JCB”), Japan’s only international payment brand, will sponsor STAR ISLAND SINGAPORE COUNTDOWN EDITION 2022-2023 Presented by JCB (“STAR ISLAND”), which will be held by Avex Asia Pte. Ltd. (“Avex Asia”), subsidiary wholly owned by Avex Entertainment Inc., from December 25 to December 31 2022.
STAR ISLAND is a fireworks musical show from Japan that perfectly interfuses Japan’s traditional fireworks with immersive audio experience, lights, and performance acts, all of which are performed in a spectacular location. It was held in conjunction with the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown in 2018, one of the largest countdown events in Asia, supported by the Singapore Government. This year’s show is held for the first time in three years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

For more information about STAR ISLAND: http://www.starisland.sg/

In 2019, before the COVID-19 Pandemic, approximately more than 19.1 million visitors[1] annually traveled to Singapore from overseas, including approximately 880,000 annual travelers[2] from Japan, which hit a record high. However, the number of travelers to Singapore in 2021 significantly decreased to approximately 330,000 (of which, approximately 6,000 travelers from Japan) due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

This event, STAR ISLAND, will be held with the aim of achieving the recovery of not only travel and tourism within Singapore but also inbound travel and tourism to Singapore from its neighboring countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam where JCB Cards are issued, and from other countries such as Japan.

JCB, which has been working to increase the number of JCB merchants in Singapore since 1991, decided to sponsor this event in order to encourage JCB Cardmembers, issuers and merchants in Singapore, a country who is the driving force in the overall ASEAN market, to become familiar with the JCB brand and understand its value, in addition to supporting travel to Singapore and its recovery and buy eperisone from india.

Event Outline
– Date: Sunday, 25 December to Saturday, 31 December 2022
– Place: Marina Bay area event venue, The Float at Marina Bay (Singapore)
– Official website: http://www.starisland.sg/
– Organizer: Avex Asia Pte. Ltd., Avex Entertainment Inc.
– Sponsors: Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore Tourism Board
Note: The event outline and production details may be subject to change. Please check the official website for details.

About Avex Asia Pte. Ltd.

Avex Asia Pte. Ltd. organizes and holds live music events and anime-related events mainly in Asia as the Asian headquarters of Avex Group. Moreover, it also rolls out license businesses using not only IPs[3] held by Avex but also various IPs.

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 39 million merchants around the world. JCB Cards are now issued mainly in Asian countries and territories, with more than 140 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase its merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.global.jcb/en/

[1] Singapore Tourism Board
[2] Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)
[3] IP stands for Intellectual Properties. In the field of entertainment, music, artists, television personalities, animes, video works, games, characters and others are referred to as IPs.

Ayaka Nakajima
Corporate Communications
Tel: +81-3-5778-8353
Email: jcb-pr@jcb.co.jp

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JKS Financial Sponsors Program to Teach High School Students Investment Skills

 JKS Financial, a financial planning and wealth management firm affiliated with Northwestern Mutual, is helping high school students learn finance skills necessary for real-world investing. By sponsoring a First Generation Investors (“FGI”) chapter at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, 28 students will learn the power of the financial markets. FGI is a non-profit organization that works to provide high school students in underserved communities with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the investment economy.

Following 8 lesson courses about investing and portfolio management under trained student volunteers from Princeton University, students were granted a total of $100 to invest after delivering their capstone presentations that outlined their portfolio allocation. The allowance provided to the 28 Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School students gives them the opportunity to grow their portfolios at their own discretion thanks to a monetary donation from JKS Financial.

“At JKS Financial, we value students learning about investing at an early age,” said Dan Jenkins, Wealth Management Advisor and Managing Partner at JKS Financial. “We are proud to support First Generation Investors in providing supplemental education to students interested in establishing a strong foundation for their financial future. With this program, we believe these students are getting a head start on success.”

For more information on the First Generation Investors program, please visit firstgenerationinvestors.com. To learn more about the ways JKS Financial makes a positive impact in the community, visit


About First Generation Investors

Founded in 2018 by University of Pennsylvania students Alex Ingerman, Dylan Ingerman and Cole Mattox, First Generation Investors (FGI) is a non-profit organization that works to provide young adults with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the investment economy. FGI is a volunteer-based program that teaches high school students in underserved communities the power of investing and brings classroom lessons to life by providing students with real money to invest. In the spring of 2019, FGI piloted the program with three local Philadelphia high school students. FGI has since expanded its program from three graduates to nearly 500, supported by almost 200 volunteers at 25 college campuses nationwide. As of the fall of 2021, FGI expects to have more than 40 chapters nationwide.

About JKS Financial

JKS Financial is a Pittsburgh, PA-based financial planning practice for wealth management advisors, Geoff Kasse and Dan Jenkins. Kasse and Jenkins have more than 55 years of combined experience and offer wealth accumulation, insurance and risk management, wealth preservation, and wealth distribution services. JKS Financial’s mission is to provide sound financial planning for all aspects of your wealth management needs. For more information, visit JKS-Financial.NM.com.

Geoffrey P. Kasse and Daniel Keith Jenkins use JKS Financial as a marketing name for doing business as representatives of Northwestern Mutual. JKS Financial is not a registered investment adviser, broker-dealer, insurance agency or federal savings bank. Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (NM) (life and disability insurance annuities and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Geoffrey P Kasse and Daniel Keith Jenkins, Insurance Agents of NM and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (long-term care insurance) a subsidiary of NM, Registered Representatives of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS)

(securities), a subsidiary of NM, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser and member FINRA and SIPC. Representatives of Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company®, (NMWMC) Milwaukee, WI, (fiduciary and fee-based planning) subsidiary of NM and a federal savings bank. All NMWMC programs and services are offered only by representatives operating from agency offices of NMWMC. There may be instances when these agents represent companies in addition to NM or its subsidiaries.

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