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Global Talent Update – January 2021

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“More than ever before, business leaders around the globe must demonstrate stability, optimism, and creative thinking in order to continue growing their people and their businesses. To guide our clients through the ever-evolving World of Work, we are committed to becoming their total talent access partners, embracing both permanent placement and contract staffing, so that we can effectively support them as they navigate a rapidly shifting landscape.”

Bert Miller, President & CEO, MRINetwork

EMEA

Tech Target (Nasdaq: TTGT), a global leader in B2B technology purchase intent data and services, recently announced the 2021 EMEA winners of the Archer Awards, the company’s annual awards program that recognizes customers for data-driven marketing and sales excellence. This year’s winners come from a diverse group of top enterprise technology companies and are driving significant results in their region with advanced strategies and tactics that leverage the power of real purchase intent data and services. The winning companies include:

Priority Engine™ Marketer of the Year, Malwarebytes; Digital Team of the Year, Cato Networks; Best Sales Program, Proofpoint; Best Sales Campaign, RingCentral; Best Integrated Program, Red Hat; Best Demand Generation Program, Extreme Networks; Best Channel Enablement Campaign, CDW; Best Advertising Program, Darktrace and Transmission; Best ABM Program, Dell Technologies and MediaCom.

According to Tech Target, these companies “are using purchase intent data to power intelligent campaigns that engage the right accounts and prospects to drive better business outcomes for their organizations.” Read the full account at TechTarget Announces 2021 Archer Award Winners for Data-Driven Marketing & Sales Excellence in EMEA | Business Wire.

ASIA PACIFIC

Marriott International plans to open about 100 properties in the Asia-Pacific region in 2021, after 75 Marriott-branded hotels opened in the region in 2020, the company announced. The company surpassed 800 hotels in Asia-Pacific last year and added nearly 27,000 rooms to the region’s development pipeline.

Greater China has led the global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and continues to do so, particularly in mainland China, where Marriott’s third-quarter leisure bookings were up 25 percent year over year, according to the company. The 400th Marriott hotel in Greater China will be the JW Marriott Fengxian, expected to open in spring 2021. Additional openings this year planned for mainland China include the W Changsha, W Xiamen, St. Regis Qingdao, Sheraton Mianyang, Westin Nanjing Resort & Spa, and the Ritz-Carlton Reserve Jiuzhaigou.

Outside of Greater China, anticipated 2021 openings include the W Melbourne and the Luxury Collection’s The Tasman in Hobart, Australia; the JW Marriott Jeju in South Korea; a Westin in Goa, India; and the W Osaka, as well as six additional Fairfield by Marriott hotels throughout Japan. Marriott Plans to Open Nearly 100 Properties in Asia-Pacific in 2021 | Business Travel News

THE AMERICAS

General Motors plans to spend $800 million to turn a Canadian SUV plant into one that will make electric delivery vans. Work on the plant, which is in Ingersoll, Ontario, will start immediately and take two years. The plant currently makes Chevrolet Equinox SUVs.

The electric delivery vans are part of GM’s new venture BrightDrop, which is building electric vehicles for delivery companies. The growth of online shopping has increased demand for electric vans as delivery companies look for

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