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Annual list highlights top performing group business hotels TYSONS CORNER, Va.-Wednesday, May 16th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cvent, Inc., a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today announced the results of its Top 25 Meeting Hotels in the Middle East and Africa. The list was compiled by analysing group booking activity through its Cvent Supplier Network, which sourced more than $14.7 billion and more than 40 million room nights in 2017, helping to support more than 715,000 events worldwide. “With industry research showing the current global value of the meetings and events industry at $750+ billion* and growing substantially, there is huge potential for hotels across the region to capitalise on group business opportunities,” said Bharet Malhotra, Senior Vice President of Sales for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “In the Middle East and Africa, Dubai continues to dominate in the group business category, but it is great to see seven different hotel ... Read more »
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland -Tuesday, May 15th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Philip Morris International Inc. (“PMI”) (NYSE: PM) today published its third Sustainability Report (2017), outlining the concrete steps being taken to fundamentally transform its business by putting smoke-free products at the core of PMI’s sustainability efforts to address wider societal challenges, drive operational excellence, manage its social impact and reduce its environmental footprint. PMI’s commitment and ambition is to replace cigarettes as soon as possible with better alternatives to smoking for the millions of men and women who would otherwise continue to smoke. In its report, PMI provides a more comprehensive picture of its sustainability activities. With the aim of achieving greater transparency and facilitating the assessment of its progress, PMI has included a fuller set of metrics and data trends. In addition, the company has provided more contextual information on its business and how sus ... Read more »
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Microsoft’s connected patrol and tactical vehicles to demonstrate always-connected mobility using Kymeta™ KyWay™ Terminals during SOFIC and Connect (X) REDMOND, Wash., TAMPA, Fla. & CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Wednesday, May 16th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kymeta—the leader in flat-panel satellite antennas enabling always-on mobile broadband—and Microsoft today announced simultaneous land mobile, maritime defense and first responder demonstrations during the 2018 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) and Connectivity Expo (Connect X). The companies will be jointly demonstrating end-to-end communications and network on the edge with Microsoft’s patrol and tactical vehicles featuring cutting-edge hardware, software, Windows Apportals, Azure Cloud integration, and connectivity to the Internet of Things (IoT), all connected using a flat-panel, satellite Kymeta™ KyWay™ Terminal (KyWay Terminal). “Microsoft’s Azure cloud-based services can be locally replicated in a depl ... Read more »
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SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday, May 16th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Andersen Global is proud to announce a new presence in Mexico through the expansion of Andersen Tax & Legal in Monterrey, an industrial and multi-sectorial city. Monterrey is located in the northeast of the country and is well-known as the industrial capital of Mexico. Home of many large, international companies, Monterrey is a strategic location because of its financial and industrial activity. Andersen Tax & Legal in Mexico became a member firm of Andersen Global in June of 2015. The firm now has offices in five locations: two in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Queretaro and Monterrey. Jose Luis Hinojosa, new Partner leading the Monterrey office, remarked, “It is an honor to join Andersen Tax & Legal in Mexico and I’m eager to bring my experience to the team for the success of the firm with the expansion of the new office location in Monterrey.” Hinojosa has more than 20 years of experience in customs and foreign ... Read more »
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Global Operators Including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, Orange and Vodafone Launching Mobile IoT Networks as Key Step in 5G Strategy; 3GPP to Complete Release 15 with NB-IoT and LTE-M as 5G Standards LONDON -Tuesday, May 15th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today issued a new report, ‘NB-IoT and LTE-M in the 5G context’, highlighting the integral role that licensed Mobile IoT networks, such as NB-IoT and LTE-M, will play in the 5G future and, in particular, the development of ‘massive IoT’. Massive IoT is one of three principle 5G use cases, alongside critical communications and enhanced broadband, that will enable developments such as smart cities and industrial automation. NB-IoT and LTE-M will be fundamental to the development of massive IoT and in supporting and complementing 5G’s myriad use cases and applications. Leading operators including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, Orange and Vodafone are committed to deploying these networks as part of their future 5G mass ... Read more »
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SAN FRANCISCO-Tuesday, May 15th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GLIDE is pleased to announce the 19th Annual eBay for Charity Auction for Power Lunch with Warren Buffett. Offered through eBay for Charity, bidding for this year’s auction begins at 7:30 pm PDT on Sunday, May 27 and ends at 7:30 pm PDT Friday, June 1. Bidding starts at $25,000 and all bidders must pre-qualify at eBay.com/GLIDE. The winning bidder and up to seven friends will have the opportunity to dine with Mr. Buffett at Smith & Wollensky in New York City. For over 50 years, GLIDE has stood with the most vulnerable, including the poor and marginalized, those challenged by illness, homelessness, hunger, discrimination and exclusion. GLIDE remains a place for all in need to find a warm meal, access to healthcare and shelter, childcare and family services, and someone to advocate for them. GLIDE serves roughly 750,000 free meals a year. “GLIDE really takes people who have hit rock bottom and helps bring them back ... Read more »
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Proposed joint venture looks to combine ADNOC’s world-scale sulphur production, ammonia and gas expertise, and logistics with OCP’s access to the world’s largest phosphate resources and leading position in the fertilizer industry This proposed partnership will lead to the phased creation of a joint venture company holding assets in both Jorf Lasfar, Morocco, and Ruwais, UAE ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday, May 15th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and OCP Group of Morocco (OCP) have agreed to explore the phased creation of a new global fertilizers joint venture, in a move that will accelerate the execution of both ADNOC and OCP’s international strategies. The proposed joint venture will build on both companies’ competitive advantages, namely ADNOC’s world-scale sulphur production, ammonia and gas expertise, and shipping and logistics network, and OCP’s access to large phosphate resources, its century-long fertilizers know-how and its marketing ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday, May 15th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, remains the world’s foremost professional body of management accountants that continues to help individuals and businesses succeed in the global marketplace by harnessing the full power of business and finance; management accounting. Staying true to CIMA’s vision to change the scape of business worldwide, CIMA Middle East recently hosted its University Business Champs Challenge 2018, a stimulating experience designed to enhance young minds with business competencies, financial acumen and leadership skills. The challenge was launched with the intent of giving new and existing CIMA students from universities around the UAE the opportunity to experience an authentic business atmosphere and gain invaluable exposure amongst top-ranking employers that would broaden their horizons and bolster their future career growth. The challenge, sponsored by Unil ... Read more »
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Insurers can now leverage Guidewire applications for producers and service reps within Salesforce for a 360-degree view of customer relationships FOSTER CITY, Calif.-Tuesday, May 15th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of software products to Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers, today announced its first two digital applications for Salesforce Financial Services Cloud designed to deliver Customer Relationship Management (CRM) optimized for the unique needs of the P&C insurance industry. The applications, Guidewire ProducerEngage™ for Salesforce Financial Services Cloud and Guidewire ServiceRepEngage™ for Salesforce Financial Services Cloud, will empower captive agents and customer service representatives to better engage with their customers through stronger alignment between marketing, sales, and service, while surfacing actionable insights through the integration of policyholder data between Guidewire and Salesforce applicat ... Read more »
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• 2017 Ramadan Claims / Accidents data used for analysis (1,651 claims) • Older motorists and male motorists must take extra caution during Ramadan • Claims / Accidents peak in the mid-morning rush-hours • 5 important Ramadan road safety ‘Tips & Tricks’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday, May 15th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Ramadan is a very special time and it’s all about being with the ones close to us, and this creates a lot of traffic! This festive period poses unique challenges for road users. The Ramadan specific lifestyle has physical effects on our body, especially when coinciding with the hot summer season like this year. Fasting can result in dehydration and low blood sugar, which in turn can limit our attentiveness, concentration, vision and reaction. In addition to fasting, the unusual eating and sleeping patterns can cause fatigue, exhaustion, impatience and distraction. RoadSafetyUAE analyzed the 2017 Ramadan claims data of 1,651 reported UAE accidents/claims provided by ... Read more »
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark-Tuesday, May 15th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Research shows that a better laundry regime can increase the lifetime of clothes four-fold Combining quality liquid or single unit dose (‘Pods’) detergent with a fabric conditioner in a cold & quick wash cycle shows best results Increasing life of clothes by just 10% could improve the environmental impact of fashion and save 3 million tonnes of CO2 and 150 million litres water (BUSINESS WIRE) -- An announcement from Procter & Gamble’s leading brands, Ariel and Lenor, today revealed its ‘Long Live Fashion Formula’ could extend the life of clothes by four times, keeping them looking new for longer. By switching from a powder to liquid or single-unit-dose format like Ariel pods, adding a Fabric Conditioner, such as Lenor, and washing on a cold and quick cycle, consumers can quadruple the life of their clothes. Extending the life of one in five garments in Europe by just 10% per year would save enough carbon to power half a mil ... Read more »
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The Awards Programme recognised 30 companies demonstrating Transformational Growth across industry sectors Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-Tuesday, May 15th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Frost & Sullivan recently concluded its fourth edition of the 2018 Middle East Best Practices Awards Banquet which was held on 14th May at Atlantis, The Palm, Crescent Road, Dubai, UAE. The Awards programme provided an ideal opportunity to recognise companies driven by visionary growth, innovation, and leadership that will catalyse and transform industries in the near future. This year, 31 Awards were presented across 6 sectors: Energy & Environment, Tech Vision, Transformational Health, Transportation & Logistics, Food & Beverage and Digital Media. These Awards followed a rigorous measurement-based methodology to select recipients in each category. These companies showcased exceptional accomplishments and demonstrated superior performance in areas of leadership, technological innovation, customer service, st ... Read more »
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