Bill and his wife, Susan, are on their couch at home in Shanghai drinking wine and discussing their vacation plans for the upcoming Chinese New Year holidays. They’re not sure where to travel to, so Susan takes out her phone and launches the SmooveX app, an app that allows her to easily plan and manage trips via comprehensive travel tools, curated content, local deals and promotions, wireless payment and more. The app and its contents are available in Bill and Susan’s native language, Mandarin, which makes it easier for Susan and Bill to navigate through the information.
Thirty-nine-year-old entrepreneur Daniel Knox pores over his sales report for March and happily zeroes in on the figures reflected at the bottom of the paper. Corgift, a company he owns that sells corporate gift items, overshot their target profit for a year straight. The Melbourne, Australia native beams with pride inside his chic suburban Brunswick home as he translates what the numbers mean: he now has enough capital to set up shop in Singapore, one of the leading financial hubs in Asia.
Julia Ow Yeong, 26, is having brunch with three of her girlfriends – two ex-pats living in Hong Kong, and another Hong Kong local like herself – as they discuss going on a long-anticipated holiday. As relatively young, single and carefree individuals, they’re trying to find a travel destination in the region that allows them to relax, shop and enjoy good food and drinks together, but have yet to decide on a destination.
Mr Francis Ong, Chairman of SmooveX, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Goh, Mr. Low and Mr. Sia to our team. We are confident that the gentlemen’s extensive experience in various fields will help strengthen our core competencies and internal capabilities, and prepare the Company for our next stage of growth.