Friday, October 22, 2021

Pure Storage Named a Leader in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage

A storage Leader for eight consecutive years, Pure is also #1 in Containers in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Primary Storage

 

Mumbai 19th October, 2021 — Today Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, announced it has been positioned by Gartner® as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant™ for Primary Storage. This is the eighth year in a row that Gartner has named Pure a storage leader and the second year in a row Pure has been positioned highest on the ability to execute axis and furthest on the completeness of vision axis.

 

“Pure started with a vision of a better storage experience built around all-flash technology and a customer first mindset. This validation from Gartner - made possible by our fantastic team, customers, and partners - reinforces that original vision and is a testament to our ability to separate from legacy storage.” Shawn Hansen, VP and General Manager, FlashArrayPure Storage.

Pure has been a first mover in the storage industry since its inception, pioneering the first designed-for-flash enterprise array, changing the storage ownership and management model for the first time with Evergreen, delivering the first 100% NVMe all-flash array and the first all-QLC enterprise array, and much more. Pure continues to expand and enhance its flagship FlashArray solutions to disrupt industry norms and bring customers what they need for today and tomorrow.

Several milestones have been achieved over the past year, including:

· Delivered new FlashArray innovation, including an expanded capacity FlashArray//C and new features like comprehensive ransomware protection.

· Extended its leadership in as-a-Service and subscription offerings, expanding its as-a-Service catalog, reaching new growth milestones with its Evergreen subscription, and bringing Pure Cloud Block Store to Microsoft Azure.

· Introduced Pure Fusion™, an industry-first self-service, autonomous storage platform that marries the best of enterprise storage with the agility and scalability of the cloud.

· Recognized as a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Primary Storage.

In October 2021, Pure was also named a leader in Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems & Object Storage and the leading vendor for container use cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Primary Storage.

To learn more, access the full Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage report and check out Pure’s blog

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage, By Jeff Vogel, Roger W. Cox, Joseph Unsworth, Santhosh Rao. Published October 11, 2021.

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About Pure Storage

Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) gives technologists their time back. Pure delivers a modern data experience that empowers organizations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds. One of the fastest-growing enterprise IT companies in history, Pure helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. And with a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure's ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world.

Pure Storage, the Pure P Logo, Portworx, and the marks on the Pure Trademark List at www.purestorage.com/legal/productenduserinfo.html are trademarks of Pure Storage, Inc. Other names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage.
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TiE Mumbai engages with Startups through Masterclasses, Idea Pubs and Innovation Programs

 

Mumbai, October 22, 2021: TiE Mumbai has continuously assisted young businesses and entrepreneurs in India. Its mentoring support to start-ups has made the journey for start-ups to scale up possible for several businesses. In its endeavor to support Entrepreneurs to continuously adapt to our changing world,

“TiE Mumbai’s online knowledge sessions enable Startups to pick up new trends, innovate and evolve faster.” said Naveen Raju, Executive Director, TiE Mumbai.

Some of the online sessions organized by TiE Mumbai in the current month are –

TiE Food Network Presents "Idea Pub"- Food entrepreneurs can get their ideas validated in this interesting session. Here experts / mentors will make an attempt to validate idea / resolve business related issues & it will also be done amongst peers 2 peers. TiE believe peers are the ones who know on ground issues and peer to peer idea validation could help one way more than anything else. This session was chaired by Ravikant Sabnavis -Charter Member, TiE Mumbai | Chief Executive Officer, Innovative Oral Care.

 

Masterclass On How to Build and Market a Successful E-Commerce Website- With the Coronavirus hitting us, we finally understand the power of digital. Every business or service must go digital to survive in times like this! This workshop helped the participants learn how to build and host a website using Shopify, planning and designing website, best UI/UX practices, adding products to the store, SEO - Making sure the right keywords are entered for google to know that you exist and adding pages to your online store - About Us, Contact Us, Blog, etc. It also helped learn about adding Apps to your store - Live chat, up sell, product zoom, spin the wheel, ratings and review, etc., strategies to boost your online sale, understanding eCommerce Analytics and online marketing hacks to generate more sale.

 

Opportunity for Healthcare Startups to get funded, co-develop & more- TIE Mumbai's Healthcare SIG collaborated with a few corporates for their Open Innovation programs and with Funds in this space that are keen to fund the NexGen Digital Healthcare / Health Tech Startups. Startups in the Healthcare / Health Tech space are eligible for this opportunity. Customer base & traction, Revenue generating & preferably profit generating and Pre Series A to Series A are other important criteria.

 

Why Retail & Consumer Brands are Physitalising their Supply Chain? – This panel discussion focused on the impact of pandemic on demand & supply drivers, how to deal with these new challenges to optimize the supply chain operations and the cost and the role of technology in dealing with these challenges  The expert p𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐥lists includes Rahul Nayak, Executive Director - Retail, Spencer's Retail, Jyoti Mulay, Head of Supply Chain, Hippo Stores, Simon Calvert, MD, Future Today Retail Consultancy Limited, UK  and Ranjan Sharma, CIO, Head of SCM, BESTSELLER.

 

 

Make your Startup Future Ready with Microsoft AI Innovate- Microsoft is organizing a 10-weeks immersive program to help you Build, Scale, and Transform. This Program is the first of its kind Microsoft’s AI cohort in India, focusing on Fintech, Manufacturing Tech – IOT, Robotics, Industry 4.0 & Supply Chain Logistics. Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India kicked off this program with a Fireside chat.

 

Business Builder Evening with Vraj Gokhlay, Partner- KPMG |Opportunity Scanning in Times Of Turmoil- They say in challenging times come the maximum opportunities and entrepreneurs are the first ones to react to such challenges. And they do that by seizing the moment and quickly turning around great products and services. We have seen massive transformation occurring during times of COVID and it has left a significant impact on how people do business and how people consume the output of that business. This session discussed the opportunities that we saw emerge during and ongoing post 2nd wave of COVID and where do we see things headed.

 

Some sessions further planned in the month are-

·        Physical infrastructure including state-of-the-art Ready-to-Work Plug & Play space for Agritech Startups

·        Mobility Program for Startups in the ACES Domain

 

 

About TiE Mumbai

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. Since 1992. TiE has been supporting entrepreneurs by offering education, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities. The mission of TiE is to foster entrepreneurship globally through the 5 pillars of TiE : mentoring, networking and education, funding and incubation. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community. TiE’s focus area is to generate enable the next generation of entrepreneurs. There are currently 11,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 60 chapters across 17 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.


Thursday, October 21, 2021

Informa Markets in India launches the 1st ISSA Conference India today



Serving the Indian Cleaning and Facility Management Industry .

Mumbai, 21st October 2021:  ISSA and Informa Markets in India launched the first ISSA Conference India to serve the Indian global cleaning and facility management industry.  A two-day conference held between October 21-22, 2021 at the Hotel Lalit, Mumbai, ISSA Conference India is hosting 8 insightful sessions pertaining to Sanitation, Health, and Hygiene in India.

 

The Conference was inaugurated by Guest of Honour Ms Surekha Jadhav, Mayor of Lonavala, Mr Anand Ghodke, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Officer, UNICEF India;  Prof (Dr) Neharika Vohra, Vice Chancellor, Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University, Govt of NCT of Delhi; Mr John Barrett, Executive Director, ISSA; Mr Peter Ankerstjerne, Chairman of the Global Board of Directors at IFMA; Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India and Mr Prashant Jain, Project Director, Informa Markets in India in an august gathering.

 

The launch of the in-person ISSA Conference India is as timely as it is relevant considering the ongoing battle with the pandemic. It brought together industry leaders and professionals on a common & niche networking platform to share & exchange knowledge, innovations, developments, solutions & experiences. The event is designed to provide the commercial, institutional, and industrial stakeholders with lessons learned and best practices in cleaning, along with readiness and resilience as well as leadership in times of crisis. It comes on the heels of the incredibly successful inaugural event hosted by the partners in 2020 – the ISSA Global Biorisk Symposium in India.

 

Speaking at the inauguration of ISSA Conference India in Mumbai, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India, said, “We are happy to work closely with ISSA to launch the ISSA Conference India. It has not only brought advanced international expertise to India’s fast-growing cleaning industry but is also presenting overseas innovative equipment, products and solutions to the huge Indian market that has a lot of potential in this niche industry. We believe, our partnership with ISSA for this conference will help promote the cleaning industry in a more organised manner. It has brought together professionals and organisations, sensitizing them on the pertinent issues in dealing with pandemics and redefining the global cleaning community with the single mission of changing the way the world views cleaning.”  

 

Professional cleaning service require in-depth knowledge of products, procedures, techniques and operations management.  To guarantee the highest quality standards, a continuous update both in terms of products and skills is essential. The two-day conference is highlighting the latest technological innovations and best practices in terms of cleaning and sanitization. The topics of discussion include – a panel discussion on ‘ Return to Work – Health, Hygiene and Safety’ , ‘Leveraging the New Normal to Accelerate Behavioral Change’, ‘The Science Behind Cleaning & Disinfecting’, ‘Integrating Infection Prevention into Routine Cleaning: Learnings from Covid Pandemic’, ‘The Next Big Need in India’s Facility Management World’, ‘Leveraging the Merger of Building Automation & Service IoT’, ‘Manage What You Measure: Developing a Top-Quality Assurance Program’ and ‘Making the Business Case for Investing in Cleaning & Hygiene’.

 

The eminent Keynote speakers include –Mr Anand Ghodke, Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) Officer, UNICEF India, Prof Dr Neharika Vohra, Vice Chancellor, Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University, Government of NCT Of Delhi.  The two day conference will see leading industry experts to include  Sam Cherian,  Founder Managing Director, Schevaran Laboratories, Wilson Selvaraj, Business Head – Industry and Manufacturing, and Healthcare segments, ISS India, Himanshu  Jain,  President- Indian-Subcontinent , Diversey India, Mr Rajesh Pandit, MD, CBRE India, South East Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Mr Rob Mayo, Director of Human Design, coLab, New Zealand, Mr Gaurav Dubey, General Manager -South Asia, Kimberly -Clark Hygiene Products Private Ltd, Mr Alok Jain, CEO & MD, Trans-Consult, Patty Olinger, Executive Director, Global Biorisk Advisory Council, Brant Insero, Director of Education Training, Certification & Standards, ISSA, Ms Keerthi  D Souza, MD, Life Giver Professional Services Ltd, Mr Sankar Sreedharan, Strategy & Program Lead, Sodexo Healthcare India, Ms Alpana Sharma- General Manager Operations, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai, Dr. Ananya Gandotra, Head – Design & Sustainability, Birla Estates, Mr Amal Jaiswal, Head of Digital Buildings, Siemens Smart Infrastructure,  Mr Aalok A. Deshmukh, Co-founder and MD, Superhuman Race Pvt Ltd and Ms Susan Crane,  Director, Crane Consulting to name a few.

The event is supported by UNICEF, Professional House Keeping Association and Global Biorisk Advisory Council.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The ISSA Conference India establishes a framework for communication and awareness of best practices throughout the world and more specifically in the Indian market. The event is ideal for cleaning and facility management professionals looking for education, products, solutions and the latest technologies and trends to enhance the health and safety of the buildings they maintain.

 

The ISSA conference India is for executive decision makers from commercial cleaning, industrial cleaning, hospitality, retail, public utilities, municipal environmental sanitation, indoor environment purification and other public venues of all sizes seeking to improve operating procedures

 

The ISSA Conference India is an intrinsic part of the ‘Festival of Business – Ushering Economic Resurgence’ campaign by Informa Markets in this festive season.  Festival of Business is a medley of 10 back-to-back shows till October end across different verticals in the physical, digital and hybrid formats. It has been curated to help discover the joy of in-person re-union, cementing bonds, networking, driving business objectives, spotting innovations through touch and feel, gathering marketing intelligence, and arriving at customized solutions through different platforms under the umbrella of each B2B show.

  

The ISSA Conference India is amply supported by its AllSecure & Travel Safety Guidelines – a safety standard initiative that provides attendees and participants the reassurance and confidence that they are participating in a safe and controlled environment. These international protocols are based on the broader principles of Physical Distancing, Protect & Detect, Cleaning & Hygiene and detailed Communications on these principles.

 

About Informa Markets

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com

 

About Informa Markets and our business in India

Informa Markets is owned by Informa PLC, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world. Informa Markets in India (formerly UBM India) is India's leading exhibition organizer, dedicated to help specialist markets and customer communities, domestically and around the world to trade, innovate and grow through exhibitions, digital content & services, and conferences & seminars. Every year, we host over 25 large scale exhibitions, 40 conferences, along with industry awards and trainings across the country; thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. In India, Informa Markets has offices in Mumbai and New Delhi. For further details, please visit –https://www.informamarkets.com/en/regions/asia/India.html

 

Molnupiravir – an oral antiviral drug to strengthen our fight against COVID-19


The game changer

 

Molnupiravir: The Game-Changing Antiviral Pill for COVID-19? | Johns  Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

 

As we move towards the completion of two years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has reported close to 250 million positive cases and 5 million deaths. Nearly half a million positive cases are still being reported every day. We have face masks, vaccines, and steroids to fight the pandemic. We also have the expensive injectable antiviral drug Remedesivir and the monoclonal antibody cocktail for those who can afford these. Most of the oral drugs, including chloroquine, ivermectin, anti-HIV drugs, anti-hepatitis drugs did not stand the scrutiny of scientific studies. Some others had weak evidence to be of large-scale use says Dr Krishna Reddy Nallamalla, President, InOrder Regional Director (South Asia), ACCESS Health International .

 

Ribonucleic acids are the basic building blocks of coronaviruses. Analogues of these can produce mutations that are lethal to the virus. Remedesivir is an analogue and is demonstrated to reduce hospital stay in moderately ill patients with COVID-19. However, it is expensive and has to be given through the intravenous route.

 

Molnupiravir was earlier developed as an oral drug against influenza. It is also an analogue of ribonucleic acids, similar to Remedesivir. In a preprint published in June, virus isolation was noted in 1.6 percent of those patients receiving Molnupiravir compared to 16.7 percent of those receiving a placebo on day 3 and 0 percent and 11.1 percent respectively on day 5.

 

Merck and Ridgeback have announced on October 11, the submission of an emergency use authorization (EUA) application to the US FDA for the treatment of mild to moderate cases (room air oxygen saturation more than 93 percent at rest). The submission is based on positive results from a planned interim analysis from the phase 3 MOVe-OUT clinical trial, which evaluated Molnupiravir in non-hospitalized adults with mild to moderate Covid illness who were at risk to progress to severe Covid requiring hospitalization. At the interim analysis, there was 50 percent reduction in risk of hospitalization or death (7.3 percent with drug vs 14.1 percent with placebo) with Molnupiravir. Full results of the trial are awaited as on October 16.

 

Despite the development of COVID-19 vaccines in a record time period, the world continues to witness daily positive cases of half a million. While vaccines have been effective against moderate to severe illness, they have not been as effective against the spread of the virus. In addition, the efficacy is lower against certain new variants. Another growing concern has been the rapid decline in neutralizing antibodies within six months after the second dose necessitating the booster dose in people at high risk. Lastly the inequity in access to vaccines has been glaring within and between countries. The news of an effective oral drug assumes significance in the above context. 

 

Merck has previously announced that it has entered into non-exclusive voluntary licensing agreements for Molnupiravir with six established Indian generic manufacturers to accelerate the availability of the drug in more than 100 low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), following approval or EUA by their respective regulatory bodies.

 

The arrival of an effective and affordable oral drug has long been awaited in our fight against COVID-19 across the world and more so in LMICs which are yet to receive sufficient quantities of vaccines. There is growing concern about the duration of efficacy of the vaccines and their efficacy against new variants. Many rich countries have started booster doses while many LMIC countries are still waiting for their first doses. India is in a unique position to supply the needed vaccines to LMIC countries and also the affordable generic oral Molnupiravir to these countries. It can derive significant geopolitical mileage from this position.

 

Inching closer to the milestone of one billion vaccine doses, India has exhibited remarkable resilience despite the devastating second wave that was driven by the Delta variant. It has restarted its vaccine exports to other countries. It is in a position to start exports of the new effective oral drug that the world has been eagerly awaiting. The economy too has been witnessing a rebound in GDP growth. Full monsoon adds to the festive mood that the country is in.

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Dr Krishna Reddy Nallamalla,

President, InOrder

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

SUN TV Network launches Marathi General Entertainment ChannelSUN Marathi

 

Sohala Natyanchya | Celebrating Relationships

Mumbai, 19 th October, 2021: Viewers of Marathi television space are up for a great treat this festive season as Sun TV Network Limited has launched  its refreshed Marathi GEC ‘SUN Marathi’ on 17th October across Maharashtra.
The channel’s Tagline is ‘Sohala Natyancha’ which translates to ‘Celebrating relationships’.  Staying true to its tagline, the channel has announced 3 hours of original programming with 6 shows starting from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Each of these shows explore unique relations in its storyline. The shows announced are ‘Nandini’ at 6.30 pm, ‘Sundari’ at 7 pm, ‘Jaau nako dur..baba!’ at 7.30 pm, ‘Abhalachi Maya’ at 8 pm , ‘Kanyadaan’ at 8.30 pm and ‘Sant Gajanan Shegaviche’ at 9 pm.
The channel is not only bringing this stellar lineup of shows to its viewers, but has also announced ‘Bagha Roj Jinka Rokh’ (Watch Daily, Win Cash) contest which every day offers an opportunity for more than 1,000 viewers to win up to 2 crores in cash prize from Dusshera to Diwali.  Every day during the contest period, one question will be asked in each of the six shows and viewers will have to give a missed call to register their answers on the numbers provided.

The stories of the shows take place in different regions of Maharashtra. By virtue of this diversity, these shows reflect the lifestyle and culture of both Urban and Rural Maharashtra. Maharashtrians have always been aspirational, progressive and inspirational in outlook and yet rooted in cultural and social values. Through the channel we aim to reflect the same cultural values.

Right from the launch phase, Sun Marathi has ensured a perfect blend of experienced and popular actors such as Avinash Narkar, Rujuta Deshmukh, Ashok Phaldesai, Aastad kale, Amit Phatak and Ashay Kulkarni along with new promising faces such as Purva Gokhle, Dakshata Joil, Arti Birajdar, Amruta Bane and Anisha Sabnis.

Nandini is a story of two sisters. One makes revenge as her life mission, while the other one vows to protect her loved ones. It will be interesting to see who will succeed in her mission.
Sundari is a village girl with an ambition. She believes her good heart, good behavior and her goal of becoming a collector will make her life beautiful, in-spite of her dark skin tone which is not desirable in the society she grows up in.
Jaau Nako Dur… Baba! is about a girl seeking her father’s love and attention throughout her life. Will she ever get that love?
Abhalachi Maya portrays the bond between a brother and a sister. Will this bond ever break?
Kanyadaan is about a story of a father and his five daughters. A conventional belief says that the responsibility of a father towards his daughter ends with her marriage. Our show questions this belief.
Sant Gajanan Shegaviche is about life and work of a popular saint Shree. Gajanan Maharaj who is believed to be an incarnation of lord Ganesha and Dattatreya.

Sun Marathi is widely distributed and is available on all leading DTH platforms including DD Free, Dish as well as on all cable networks across Maharashtra for FREE. In terms of its placement, it’s part of the Marathi GEC neighborhood on all the platforms.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced a partnership with world-renowned health and wellness retreat Golden Door, which is based in California, the United States of America (USA).

With healthy travel a priority for everyone who flies, this partnership will bring a new roster of health-focused meals, exercise, and well-being options to SIA customers on board its flights between Singapore and the USA. SIA’s non-stop services from Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco have also been designated as Vaccinated Travel Lane flights, allowing eligible customers to enjoy quarantine-free entry into Singapore.

 

SIA 17

 

SINGAPORE AIRLINES ENHANCES CUSTOMER WELLNESS ON WORLD’S LONGEST FLIGHTS IN NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH GOLDEN DOOR

 

Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced a partnership with world-renowned health and wellness retreat Golden Door, which is based in California, the United States of America (USA). With healthy travel a priority for everyone who flies, this partnership will bring a new roster of health-focused meals, exercise, and well-being options to SIA customers on board its flights between Singapore and the USA.

 

Golden Door experts including top chefs, nutritionists, and personal trainers have developed a broad range of menus, exercise and stretching programmes, as well as other content designed specifically for SIA customers. This will help travellers enjoy improved nutrition, sleep, relaxation, and energy levels on board the world’s longest non-stop flights that can extend to nearly 19 hours.

 

The first menus and wellness content from the partnership will first be available on flight SQ37, the direct service from Los Angeles to Singapore, in January 2022. The programme will be progressively extended to SIA’s non-stop services from San Francisco, New York, and Seattle[1] to Singapore. Please refer to Annexe A for the flight schedules of SIA’s non-stop services between Singapore and the USA.

 

SIA’s non-stop services from Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco have also been designated as Vaccinated Travel Lane flights, allowing eligible customers to enjoy quarantine-free entry into Singapore.

 

Mr Yeoh Phee Teik, Senior Vice President Customer Experience, Singapore Airlines, said: “Our long-standing commitment to wellness has led to us to work with Golden Door’s highly specialised expertise, and create new options for health-oriented dining, exercise, and strategies for better sleep on long flights. Now, more than ever, our customers are focused on maximising wellness in every aspect of their lives. This partnership is instrumental in finding practical, effective ways to extend the principles and practice of well-being to air travel.”

 

Ms Betty Wong, Divisional Vice President of Inflight Services and Design, Singapore Airlines, said: “With more than 60 years as a favourite among the world’s most discerning spa clients, Golden Door is recognised as one of the most pre-eminent brands in wellness. SIA and Golden Door have been regularly named as the leading international airline and the number one destination spa respectively in the world’s top travel publications. It is fitting that we come together to find new ways to give our customers tools to further enhance their well-being and comfort on board our flights.” 

 

Ms Kathy Van Ness, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Golden Door said: “A healthier travel experience is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity. Bringing the Golden Door programme to a world class airline like Singapore Airlines will enable guests to arrive at their destination nurtured and refreshed — no doubt setting the bar for wellness and the future of travel.”

 

More information on the wellness options available can be found in Annexe B. High-resolution images of SIA aircraft, meal preparation shots, and images of Golden Door wellness dishes served on board are available for download at the following link: https://bit.ly/3AxJ1dI.


 



The SIA Group’s history dates back to 1947 with the maiden flight of Malayan Airways Limited. The airline was later renamed Malaysian Airways Limited and then Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA). In 1972, MSA split into Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Malaysian Airline System. Initially operating a modest fleet of 10 aircraft to 22 cities in 18 countries, SIA has since grown to be a world-class international airline group. Singapore Airlines is committed to the constant enhancement of the three main pillars of its brand promise: Service Excellence, Product Leadership and Network Connectivity.About Singapore Airlines

 

About Golden Door

The Golden Door experience empowers each guest to achieve a healthy mind, body and spirit. Guests relax, restore, and refresh on a journey focused on personalised fitness, spa and nutrition programmes, thoughtfully designed to meet the specific goals and needs of each individual. Located in a serene valley a few miles north of San Diego and south of Los Angeles, Golden Door is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the tranquillity of our unique spot on earth. The resort is nestled in 600 acres of nature to hike, run or simply explore at your own pace. With more than 30 miles of hiking and walking trails, mountains to climb, vistas to discover, and a bamboo forest that gives voice to the wind, guests are surrounded by breath-taking beauty that nurtures the soul. Golden Door resort donates 100% of profits to further charitable causes that match the mission and objectives of the property.


ANNEXE A

 

Non-stop Services Between Singapore and the USA

Singapore Airlines currently operates non-stop services between Singapore and Los Angeles, New York (JFK) and San Francisco. Dining options and wellness content developed by Golden Door will be progressively offered on the flights from the USA to Singapore, starting from January 2022. 

 

Flights SQ21 and SQ22 from Newark Liberty International Airport to Singapore, and flights SQ27 and SQ28 between Singapore and Seattle, are currently suspended. Singapore Airlines will continue to be nimble and flexible in adding capacity to meet the growing demand for air travel.

 

Please note that flights SQ23, SQ37 and SQ33 will operate as Vaccinated Travel Lane flights from the USA to Singapore. Please refer to the tables below for more details.

 

Los Angeles – Singapore   

31 October 2021 – 26 March 2022 

SQ38

Singapore – Los Angeles

Daily 

2045hrs – 1955hrs  

Airbus A350-900 

SQ37 

(VTL Flight) 

Los Angeles – Singapore  

Daily 

2225hrs – 0815hrs (+2) 

Airbus A350-900 

 

New York (JFK) – Singapore  

31 October 2021 – 26 March 2022 

SQ24

Singapore –

New York (JFK)

Daily 

1150hrs – 1655hrs 

Airbus A350-900ULR 

SQ23 

(VTL Flight)

New York (JFK) – Singapore  

Daily 

2140hrs – 0520hrs (+2) 

Airbus A350-900ULR 

 

San Francisco – Singapore   

31 October 2021 – 26 March 2022 

SQ34

Singapore – San Francisco

Daily 

1840hrs – 1720hrs

Airbus A350-900ULR 

SQ33 

(VTL Flight)

San Francisco – Singapore 

Daily 

2050hrs – 0625hrs (+2) 

Airbus A350-900ULR 

ANNEXE B

 New Wellness Options at 36,000 Feet

As part of Singapore Airlines’ partnership with Golden Door, a team of Golden Door experts is developing a broad range of recommendations to help customers on board SIA’s longest flights maximise their sense of well-being when traveling. These include:

New Wellness Menus: A Balance of Health and Flavour

Building on Golden Door Chef Greg Frey Jr.’s philosophy that healthy dining can still be satisfying, the partnership will see a development of a broad range of appetisers, main courses, desserts and snacks for SIA’s non-stop flights from the USA to Singapore. These new options will be available in addition to SIA’s existing line of dishes from the carrier’s International Culinary Panel, Book the Cook, and other programmes. Customers are free to mix-and-match individual dishes from any SIA dining programme to further customise their in-flight dining experience.

Staying Hydrated: New, Wellness-focused Beverages

The new programme features specially-designed teas and beverages, designed to enhance hydration and promote a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation when customers are in the aircraft cabin.

Keep Moving: Designing Aircraft-specific Exercises

Golden Door trainers are developing a range of small-scale, in-flight exercises and stretches that customers can do at their seats to increase circulation, enhance flexibility, and enhance alertness prior to arriving at their intended destination.

Sleep Secrets: Achieving a Better Night’s Sleep When Flying

Getting quality sleep on board the aircraft ranks as a top priority for many international travellers. Golden Door practitioners are developing a range of experience-based techniques and approaches to help travellers maximise both the amount and quality of their sleep aboard SIA’s ultra-long-haul flights.

 

Wellness Menu Dishes[2]

Main Courses

·         Portobello meatballs, risotto heirloom tomato sauce with wilted greens

·         Lemon-roasted Cornish hen, farm verde, asparagus, roasted eggplant fricassee

·         Scallops or tofu with cauliflower sauce, wild rice and beurre noisette

·         Citrus salmon over pumpkin dal, basmati rice and cilantro ghee

 

Salads and Soups

·         Citrus grilled shrimp salad with honey glazed mushrooms, blackberries, sourdough croutons, balsamic ginger dressing

·         Hearty vegetable black bean chili with cornbread croutons, avocado cream and cilantro

·         Cauliflower chowder with cheddar cheese and chili oil

·         Orange-braised baby beet salad with endive, cherry tomatoes and pine nuts

 

Breakfast

·         Power-packed oatmeal with goji berries, blueberries, quinoa, almonds and honey drizzle

·         Sourdough French toast with ginger maple syrup and vanilla berries

·         Smoked salmon with crisp Lavash and lemon crema

·         Cocoa granola with cinnamon hazelnut milk

 

Desserts

·         Vegan coconut ice cream with mango

·         Avocado chocolate ganache

·         Persimmon pudding cake

·         Spiced apple cake

·         Baked seasonal fruit crumble

 

 

 

 

 



[1] The non-stop service between Singapore and Seattle is currently suspended. SIA will launch a seasonal route between Singapore, Vancouver and Seattle from 2 December 2021 to 15 February 2022. Please refer to this news release for more information.

[2] A selection of dishes will be available on flights from the USA to Singapore