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Singtel Integrates Global Cybersecurity Capabilities Under Trustwave to Create an Industry Powerhouse

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 8 dicembre 2018

Singtel today announced it has pooled the cybersecurity capabilities, technologies and resources of Singtel, Optus, Trustwave and NCS, into a single global corporate identity operating under the Trustwave brand. The strategic measure forms one of the industry’s most comprehensive global cybersecurity companies offering a complete range of managed security services, consulting, education and leading-edge technologies to help organizations worldwide contend with rapidly evolving external and internal threats.Through the integration, the new Trustwave can harness the synergies and strengths of Singtel’s global cybersecurity business, revenue, capabilities and teams across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Trustwave’s global cyber business now has about 2,000 security employees, a global network of ten connected Advanced Security Operations Centers (ASOCs) supported by its elite Trustwave SpiderLabs security team, millions of businesses enrolled in its cloud-based security platform, more than 10,000 managed security services customers, and nearly 1,000 channel partners and numerous technology partners worldwide. The Trustwave portfolio includes many services and technologies recognized as industry-leading by analysts.“Uniting the security assets and deep expertise of Singtel, Optus, Trustwave and NCS under one brand and single vision – what we call the new Trustwave — is a pivotal milestone for our customers, partners, employees and company,” said Arthur Wong, Chief Executive Officer at Trustwave. “Trustwave is well-positioned to further its role as a recognized leader in cybersecurity and managed security services, areas vital for effective security programs as enterprises accelerate their digital transformation. Customers benefit by having a trusted security partner with true global reach and intelligence, offering around-the-clock monitoring, detection and eradication of threats in addition to deep regional security expertise necessary for successfully addressing global threats and localized attack campaigns.”As part of the integration, Trustwave has re-designed its logo, giving it a bold modern look with new brand identity and color scheme, and launched a new corporate website at The website serves as the digital hub showcasing all Trustwave offerings, including those from Singtel, Optus and NCS.

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Liberty Global to Present at the UBS 46th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 1 dicembre 2018

Liberty Global plc (“Liberty Global”) (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) will be presenting at the UBS 46th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. EST at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City. Liberty Global may make observations concerning its historical operating performance and outlook. The presentation will be webcast live at We intend to archive the webcast under the investor relations section of our website for approximately 30 days.
Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in 10 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. We invest in the infrastructure and digital platforms that empower our customers to make the most of the video, internet and communications revolution. Our substantial scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect 21 million customers subscribing to 45 million TV, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve 6 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service through 12 million access points across our footprint.In addition, Liberty Global owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a joint venture in the Netherlands with 4 million customers subscribing to 10 million fixed-line and 5 million mobile services, as well as significant investments in ITV, All3Media, ITI Neovision, Casa Systems, LionsGate, the Formula E racing series and several regional sports networks.

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Andersen Global annuncia la propria espansione nell’Arabia Saudita

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 11 novembre 2018

Andersen Global ha annunciato un’ulteriore espansione della propria presenza nel Medio Oriente per mezzo dell’aggiunta del più prestigioso studio indipendente di consulenza fiscale del Regno dell’Arabia Saudita quale impresa collaborante.Alrikaz Tax Consultants ha sottoscritto un contratto di collaborazione con Andersen Global che amplierà la presenza di quest’ultima nel Paese economicamente più forte nella regione spianando la strada alla crescita continua della società.Alrikaz possiede cinque Uffici e impiega un centinaio di dipendenti in importanti centri economici nel Regno dell’Arabia Saudita, tra cui Gedda, Riyadh e Al Khobar. L’espansione di Andersen Global nel Medio Oriente è stata considerevole quest’anno e comprende località negli Emirati Arabi Uniti, nel Kuwait, in Giordania e nel Libano.Lo Studio Alrikaz è amministrato dall’amministratore delegato e direttore generale Abdulmohsen S.F. Alkahtani e da Ahmed Ismail e Abdelrahim Elbakheit quali direttori senior, conosciuti per i loro ampi trascorsi nei servizi di consulenza fiscale per conto di alcuni degli Studi più prestigiosi nel settore. Il gruppo è considerato il maggior fornitore indipendente di servizi fiscali nel Regno dell’Arabia Saudita e conta tra i propri numerosi clienti importanti società internazionali e saudite.
Andersen Global è un’associazione di imprese affiliate indipendenti costituenti entità giuridiche a sé stanti che si avvalgono della collaborazione di professionisti dei rami della consulenza fiscale e della consulenza legale in tutto il mondo. Istituita nel 2013 dall’impresa affiliata statunitense Andersen Tax LLC, Andersen Global si avvale ora della collaborazione di più di 3.500 professionisti a livello mondiale ed è presente in più di 121 località attraverso le sue imprese affiliate e collaboranti.

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Vision33 Announces Brand Consolidation of zedIT Solutions and zedSuite Into One Global Vision33 Brand

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 2 ottobre 2018

Vision33, global IT professional services consultancy announced today consolidation of the zedIT Solutions, zedSuite, and existing Vision33 brand into one new Vision33 brand. Effective today, the companies will be globally re-branded to the market as Vision33. This consolidation is part of Vision33’s “One Brand” strategy, which leverages the success of each brand to provide customers with a seamless customer experience for all technology and professional service needs.zedIT Solutions has built a firm reputation as a leading provider of eGovernment solutions for state/local governments and IT Professional Services in both the public and private sectors. zedSuite has an equally impressive history as an award-winning software solutions partner for Web portal and integration solutions for SAP. Concurrently, Vision33 holds the position as one of the largest SAP Business One Partners worldwide as part of its SAP Solutions offering. These brands have always been united in their purpose to deliver results and customer-defined value through technology. Under one single brand, Vision33 can now combine its knowledge and expertise to provide the best overall solutions to customers around the globe. The One Brand strategy will mean continued growth for all areas of business.Most importantly, the Vision33 brand consolidation will enable customers to easily access all the solutions and support they require for their current and future technology needs from one global organisation. The One Brand strategy creates a synergy between the companies to bring a larger portfolio of services and world-class resources under a single global name –Vision33. Existing customers of the consolidated brands now have greater access to a global team of world-class resources that can help springboard or support their international operations. With established offices throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, the new Vision33 provides a global team of more than 400 employees worldwide. Vision33 will be able to easily provide world-class expertise as a global company, but also extend that same expertise at a local level through its more than 30 office locations. Many customers were working with multiple companies across Vision33, zedIT Solutions and zedSuite. Now they will be able to do that through one Vision33 customer experience. Converging these brands, Vision33 can serve customers across a full range of industries and geographies, helping them drive their business success through technology.All employees, products, and services will now become part of the rebranded Vision33 company. Customers of the new Vision33 can expect no lapse in service, maintenance, or changes in account relationships. There is no change of ownership structure. This is simply a rebranding of existing businesses. As part of the One Brand consolidation, Vision33 has re-launched its corporate website, which can be found at and This new Web site reflects all Vision33 solutions and services. All legacy websites of the unified brands will now redirect users to the new Vision33 website where visitors can learn more about Vision33’s ERP solutions, eGovernment offerings, as well as its integration and professional services offerings.

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Greater China Set to Dominate Global Industrial IoT Market, Says New GSMA Report

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 giugno 2018

The GSMA today issued a new report, ‘The Industrial IoT in Greater China’, highlighting how the region is poised to lead the global Industrial IoT (IIoT) market. The in-depth report draws on interviews with mobile operators including Asia Pacific Telecom Group, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Far EasTone and Taiwan Mobile who outline how the combination of fast internet speeds, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and the IoT is transforming the region’s industrial sector. GSMA Intelligence estimates that there will be 13.8 billion IIoT connections globally by 2025. Greater China accounts for approximately 4.1 billion of these connections or a third of the global market.“These new technologies will fundamentally alter the way we live and work, intelligently connecting virtually every device, making our cities smarter and our lives easier and more productive,” commented Alex Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer, GSMA. “China is betting big on the IIoT to increase productivity and drive efficiencies by streamlining and automating manufacturing processes via internet connectivity. Backed by positive government support, China is set to become the world’s leader.” The IIoT, will increase productivity by combining AI, cloud computing and advanced analytics to automate manufacturing processes via internet connectivity. It will enable factories to monitor and interpret data from production lines and complex machinery in real time to anticipate faults, manage infrastructure and mitigate risk. The captured data will drive efficiencies, optimise productivity and decrease costs in many important economic sectors beyond manufacturing, such as energy and telecoms. China is also making advances in the area of AI which, with machine learning, will help factories and businesses manage complex processes and drive innovation.

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The short list of the nominees for the Global Energy Prize

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 29 maggio 2018

Moscow June, 7 at 12 a.m. TASS press center, 2 Tverskoy blvd. The short list of the nominees for the Global Energy Prize was announced at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2018). Within the framework of the panel session ‘Science is doing what politics cannot do’ Rae Kwon Chung (Korea), the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, unveiled the top 10 of candidates. Among the possible winners of the award, which recognizes annually breakthrough technologies in the field of energy from all over the world, are the world’s leading scientists. They represent Australia, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia and the USA. The laureates of the Global Energy Prize will be announced on June 7, 2018 during the official press conference in Moscow. 44 scientists from 14 countries have contended for the Prize in its XVI cycle. According to the evaluations of the international experts and the working group of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, the list of ten the most promising researchers was compiled. It is noteworthy that five out of this ten nominees work in the field of renewable energy sources, while developments in power generation and energy efficiency hold the second place in main areas of these researchers` focus. Therefore, these scholars have formed the short list: Sergey Alekseenko (Russia), Khalil Amine (USA), Russell Dean Dupuis (USA), Martin Green (Australia), Igor Grekhov (Russia), Kemal Hanjalic (Netherlands), Yumei Lu (China), Lee Rybeck Lynd (USA), Elon Musk (USA), Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Germany). As a recall, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee meeting will be held in Moscow on June 5. Twenty prominent experts from 13 countries will decide during the election who of the short-listed nominees will be recognized by the prestigious award.
The Global Energy Prize is an international award for outstanding scientific research and technological development in energy, which contribute to efficiency and environmentally friendly energy sources for the benefit of humanity. It was established in Russia through the Global Energy Association and with the support of leading Russian energy companies Gazprom, FGC UES and Surgutneftegas.
Since 2003, the Global Energy Prize has been awarded to 35 Laureates from 11 countries: Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK and the US. Self-nomination for the prize is not acceptable. Only experts of the nomination pool are eligible to nominate candidates for the award. In total, citizens of 90 countries have participated in the nomination process. The final choice of the laureates is made by The Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, which consists of 20 respected scientists from 13 countries. The monetary reward for 2017 Prize was RUB 39 million (around $ 700 000).

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EU must take a leading role in global migration talks, EP says

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 aprile 2018

The European Parliament adopted on Wednesday a resolution backing the process initiated in 2016 during the UN General Assembly and its objectives of “developing a global governance regime for enhancing coordination on international migration, human mobility and large movements of refugees”. MEPs call for durable solutions and the protection of human rights. The non-legislative resolution -approved with 516 votes to 137 with 43 abstentions- notes that human mobility and migration is a growing reality, with approximately 258 million international migrants worldwide, while the number of people living in forced displacement reached 65 million in 2015. MEPs underline that the biggest share of the world’s refugees (up to 84%) are hosted by developing countries, and roughly 10% are in Europe. Protecting the children in migration should be a paramount objective of the global compacts, according to MEPs. “All children, irrespective of their migration or refugee status, are first and foremost children”, says the text, welcoming the commitments included in the drafts regarding the end of child detention, action concerning missing minors, supporting family reunification and ensuring access to the education and health systems. Parliament defends a more equitable sharing of responsibility for hosting and supporting refugees globally, suggesting the adoption of a global mechanism to ensure a fairer distribution. Resettlement is a key element in this regard, say MEPs, who call on the EU countries “to do their part and to step up their commitment”. The resolution also insists on the development of safe and legal avenues for refugees (such as humanitarian corridors, humanitarian visas and private sponsorship) and migrants, taking into consideration labour market needs, to prevent smuggling, abuses and loss of lives. Humanitarian assistance should not be criminalised, notes the Chamber. It calls for greater search and rescue capacities for people in distress, and for the “support provided by NGOs in carrying out rescue operations at sea and on land to be acknowledged”. After emphasizing that, despite challenges, migration is beneficial for both migrants and host communities, in economic and social terms, MEPs advocate a positive narrative on migrations and call for EU and international campaigns to draw attention to evidence and counteract racist and xenophobic tendencies in our societies.

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Italy Ranks 33rd in Net Impact on Global Innovation, ITIF Finds in Worldwide Analysis

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 gennaio 2016

washingtonWASHINGTON—Italy ranks 33rd in how its domestic policies support worldwide innovation, according to an analysis released by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a global technology policy think tank. The findings come in a new report assessing 56 countries—which together comprise close to 90 percent of the world’s economy—on the extent to which, on a per-capita basis, their economic and trade policies contribute to and detract from innovation globally.“Robust innovation is essential for economic growth and progress,” said co-author Stephen Ezell, ITIF’s vice president for global innovation. “As countries increasingly vie for leadership in the innovation economy, they can implement policies that try to benefit only themselves but harm the production of innovation in the rest of the world. Or they can implement ‘win-win’ policies that bolster their own innovation capacity while also generating positive spillovers for the entire global economy. For innovation to flourish around the world, we need a system that is doing much more of the latter.” While previous research has ranked countries based on innovation capabilities or outcomes, this report is the first to assess the impact of countries’ policies on the broader innovation system. The authors examined 14 factors that not only support innovation domestically but have positive spillover effects globally, such as supportive tax systems and investment in R&D and human capital, and another 13 factors that have negative spillover effects, such as forced localization and weak intellectual property protection. Italy’s 33rd-place overall ranking reflected a combination of policies that the report found to be 18th worst in their positive contribution to the global innovation ecosystem and also the 25th least damaging. The report also found a strong correlation between countries’ contributions to global innovation and their levels of domestic innovation success, meaning that doing well domestically on innovation policy can also mean doing well for the world. “While policymakers are primarily focused on the interests of their own citizens, they usually overlook the fact that adopting policies that also happen to be good for the global innovation ecosystem will compound the benefits for their citizens,” said Robert D. Atkinson, ITIF’s president and a co-author of the report. “’Innovation altruism’ really does pay.”he report argues nations should undertake a series of policies to improve their impacts on worldwide innovation:
-First, ITIF urges policymakers, economists, and pundits to treat innovation as important as trade for optimizing global growth.
-Second, the report calls on the global development and trade community to establish a framework that better distinguishes between policies that are beneficial for the world’s innovation ecosystem and those that are detrimental. Moreover, policymakers need to push back more strongly against the misguided, but popular, perspective that developed nation innovation comes at the expense of developing nation economies and that because of that, the world needs a strategy for redistributing innovation, rather than growing it.
-Finally, ITIF argues leading nations should establish a Global Science and Innovation Foundation to fund scientific and engineering research on key global challenges, particularly through collaborative international research.
“The world is significantly under-producing innovation that is needed to tackle global challenges, including boosting productivity, improving health, and protecting the environment,” Atkinson said. “Policymakers need to better understand and more aggressively push back when countries try to advance their own interests at the expense of global innovation. The world’s leaders need to articulate a more robust vision of commonly shared prosperity based on substantial increases in worldwide productivity and more innovative products and services.”

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Global Travel and Tourism leaders’ statement on the recent terrorist attacks

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 novembre 2015

montrealThe leaders of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), meeting in Montreal on the occasion of the 2015 ICAO World Aviation Forum, condemn the terror attacks in recent days and weeks and extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of all the victims affected by such senseless violence. Our thoughts are with them at this terrible time.Terrorism is a global threat that can only be addressed through the strong and concerted efforts of the world’s governments and the international community.The Travel & Tourism sector recalls that security is a prerequisite for tourism and therefore the sector is fully available to cooperate with governments to include tourism representatives from the public and private sectors in national security planning and implementation structures and procedures. Our sector is fully available to apply its experience to work even closer with governments around the world to develop the appropriate response and recovery plans for the sector where necessary.

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“State of Global Islamic Economy Report 2015/2016”

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 ottobre 2015

torinoTorino 19 e 20 ottobre 2015 nell’Aula Magna del Campus Luigi Einaudi. Secondo lo “State of Global Islamic Economy Report 2015/2016” di Thomson Reuters, l’economia Islamica riguarda più di 1.7 miliardi di musulmani nel mondo. Dal 2014 la Città di Torino, in partnership con Università di Torino, Camera di Commercio di Torino e con il supporto tecnico di ASSAIF, si è concentrata sulle opportunità della finanza Islamica e su questo mercato in rapida crescita.La prima edizione del Turin Islamic Economic Forum – nel novembre 2014 – ha rappresentato per la città un evento internazionale che ha coinvolto oltre 450 delegati: stakeholder locali hanno avuto l’opportunità di incontrare i più importanti attori della finanza e dell’economia appartenenti a paesi Islamici operanti a livello mondiale. In seguito – il 28 luglio 2015 – Torino ha ospitato la tavola rotonda sul Modest Fashion organizzata in collaborazione con Thomson Reuters, Dubai Chamber e Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre. Una giornata di dibattito in cui 71 operatori italiani e internazionali della moda si sono confrontati sulle sfide cruciali e le opportunità del Modest Fashion a livello globale.La seconda edizione del TIEF – in programma il 19 e 20 ottobre 2015 nell’Aula Magna del Campus Luigi Einaudi – è focalizzata sulla connessione tra finanza e attività economiche produttive. Per questo motivo l’agenda è strutturata su tre argomenti portanti, Finanza/Cibo/Moda: 53 relatori italiani e internazionali distribuiti in 7 sessioni tematiche, potenzieranno i risultati raggiunti dal TIEF 2014.
Il primo giorno, lunedì 19 ottobre, si parlerà del ruolo che istituzioni pubbliche (Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre e Camere di Commercio di Torino e Italiana negli Emirati) e private (Fondazione CRT) possono svolgere per lo sviluppo della finanza Islamica. Il dibattito proseguirà sul mercato dei capitali islamici: una sessione di rilievo con la partecipazione di Abayomi A. Alawode della Banca Mondiale e il lancio in anteprima dello studio AIAF sui Sukuk italiani. Il dottor Giustiniani (responsabile del “Gruppo Finanza Islamica” dell’AIAF) presenterà anche il caso del possibile uso di questo strumento da parte di autorità municipali.
Il pomeriggio, invece, sarà dedicato al tema alimentare: Thomson Reuters presenterà i risultati del Report appena pubblicato al Global Islamic Economy Summit di Dubai e due Enti Certificatori Italiani si confronteranno con aziende italiane (Sebaste, Il Granaio delle Idee, ABIT, RF Cosmetici, Gruppo Vercelli) e internazionali (Truebell Dubai).
E’ affidato ai relatori della seconda giornata, martedì 20 ottobre, lo sviluppo in Italia dell’Islamic retail banking, ovvero dell’offerta di servizi di base con testimonianze della britannica Alrayan Bank, Banca d’Italia e ABI, e l’intervento di Sevket Can Tulumen (Musiad e Istanbul CCIAA) che parlerà di crowdfunding.La Sessione sul Fashion, moderata da Alia Khan (IFDC – Islamic Fashion Design Council), analogamente a quella sul Cibo, è introdotta da Thomson Reuters Dubai che – insieme alla sociologa turca Neslihan Cevik – aprirà il dibattito tra aziende italiane del calibro di Miroglio e Cavalli e internazionali come Modanisa, Hasema e Louella il marchio fondato da Ibtihaj Muhammad, campionessa della nazionale americana di scherma.Concluderanno l’evento rappresentanti dell’università e giovani imprenditori.
Il professore Paolo Biancone modererà la sessione tra professori italiani e stranieri sulle frontiere della finanza islamica nel mondo accademico. Cristina Tumiatti, Presidente Giovani Imprenditori dell’Unione Industriale di Torino, presenterà il punto di vista e l’esperienza dei giovani italiani che si sono accostati a questo mercato.
Durante la due giorni, nell’Aula Magna del Campus Luigi Einaudi, si potranno ammirare le opere di arte calligrafica islamica di Shamira Minozzi, apprezzata artista veneziana fautrice del dialogo tra le culture.L’appuntamento con la finanza islamica proseguirà mercoledì 21 ottobre alla Fondazione CRT in via XX Settembre 31. Nella ‘Sala Consiglio di Indirizzo’ sarà ospitato l’incontro “Islamic Modes of Financing and Islamic Multilateral Banks: a Key for the Development of Young Entrepreneurship” introdotto e moderato da Alberto Brugnoni (Founder and Managing Partner – ASSAIF) e dedicato ai giovani imprenditori sociali del progetto di Fondazione CRT e United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, in collaborazione con collaborazione con MAE Entrepreneurs for Social Change.
Il TIEF 2015 è organizzato dalla Città di Torino in partnership con l’Università di Torino e la Camera di Commercio di Torino, in collaborazione con ASSAIF.

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Travel & Tourism leaders welcomes UN Global Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 29 settembre 2015

Ttourism_travel_world_map_-_magicwall.cahe leaders of the major Global Travel and Tourism associations have welcomed the adoption of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.The Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which represents the leading public and private bodies in the Travel and Tourism sector, attests to the global importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of the Travel & Tourism sectors in their realisation.
Speaking on behalf of GTAC, David Scowsill, President of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), said:“Travel & Tourism is a sector which collectively contributes nearly 10% of the world’s GDP and one in eleven of all jobs on the planet. Over one billion people cross international borders each year, a number expected to reach 1.8 billion by 2030, while at the same time, billions more travel domestically. This is a sector which will play a very significant role in making progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.“Like the Sustainable Development Goals themselves, the Travel & Tourism sector is global and action-oriented. It consists of millions of companies – from the smallest hostel to the largest airline – which together forge an industry which encourages sustainable economic growth, creates jobs, promotes opportunities across society and alleviates poverty.“Travel & Tourism has the potential to contribute directly or indirectly to all of the goals. In particular, as one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors in the world, Travel & Tourism is well-positioned to foster economic growth and create jobs throughout the world to meet Goal #1 “End poverty in all its forms everywhere”. In particular, tourism has been included as a specific target in Goals #8, #12 and #14 on inclusive and sustainable economic growth, sustainable consumption and production and the sustainable use of oceans and marine resources.
“The Sustainable Development Goals will play a major role in framing our world for the next generation. The Global Travel Association Coalition, representing the major public and private bodies in the Travel & Tourism industry, welcomes their adoption and the part that our sector will play in making them a reality.”

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New global and regional population estimates and projections presented by the United Nations

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 luglio 2015

Onu palaceNew York Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 11:00 a.m. EDT S-237, UN Headquarters. Press briefing by Mr. John Wilmoth, Director, Population Division, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), Mr. François Pelletier, Chief, Population Estimates and Projections Section, Population Division, UN DESA and Moderator: Ms. Francyne Harrigan, Chief, Development Section, UN Department of Public Information presenting the latest population estimates and projections: “World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision”. The report published by the UN Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs provides a comprehensive review of worldwide demographic trends and future prospects. This information is essential to understand the progress achieved by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to guide policies aimed at achieving the new sustainable development agenda. Data presented incudes new estimates and projections for the world’s population from 1950 to the end of the century, along with new figures for country populations, and new estimates and projections for fertility, life expectancy, and net migration at global, regional and country levels.

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Global Female Leaders 2015

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 15 aprile 2015

berlinoBerlin. “If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.“ The author of this quotation, the Nobel Prize winner in Literature Saul Bellow, would have been a welcomed guest at the international conference “Global Female Leaders Summit 2015”. According to the motto “Connect. Explore. Co-Create“ female decision makers from all over the world meet at the economic summit mainly targeted at female managers in order to expand their international contacts, build new networks, exchange experiences and also to function as role models for young women. Thus, the conference organised by the Management Circle AG sends a clear message at the time when women are still underrepresented in executive positions throughout the world.
During the two and a half day summit from 20 to 22 April 2015 high-calibre expert panel as well as keynote speakers will discuss topics that are equally relevant to female and male managers.

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Dimension Data ottiene la certificazione Top Employers a livello globale

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 marzo 2015

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Dimension Data, fornitore di servizi e soluzioni IT con un fatturato di 6,7 miliardi di dollari, ha oggi annunciato di aver ricevuto la certificazione che la classifica tra i primi cinque datori di lavoro al mondo per le eccezionali condizioni lavorative offerte, sulla base di una ricerca annuale indipendente a cura di Top Employers Institute. I severi criteri utilizzati per la valutazione delle aziende prese in esame comprendono gestione dei talenti, leadership, formazione e sviluppo e iniziative per attirare, conservare e stimolare le capacità dei dipendenti.”La nostra approfondita analisi ha decretato che Dimension Data Global può entrare a far parte di un gruppo selezionato di aziende che promuovono le più eccellenti condizioni di lavoro a livello mondiale e che si prendono cura in modo esemplare dei propri collaboratori in tutto il mondo. A seguito della certificazione Top Employers Europe 2015, Dimension Data può considerarsi a pieno titolo una tra le migliori aziende al mondo per quanto riguarda le risorse umane”, ha dichiarato Judith Oude Sogtoen, responsabile della sezione International Business Development del Top Employers Institute. Brett Dawson, CEO del Gruppo Dimension Data, ha dichiarato: “Siamo molto orgogliosi di aver ricevuto questo riconoscimento e di esserci posizionati tra le prime cinque aziende al mondo per il nostro approccio HR. L’obiettivo di Dimension Data è fare la differenza: innanzitutto per i clienti e i nostri preziosi collaboratori estremamente competenti, ma anche per i nostri azionisti e le società del gruppo. Questo titolo conferma la validità della nostra filosofia di investimento nello sviluppo del personale, che oggi conta 26.000 dipendenti, un obiettivo su cui continueremo a concentrarci per favorire la crescita personale e professionale delle nostre persone”. Marilyn Chaplin, Group Executive di Dimension Data per le Risorse Umane, ha aggiunto: “All’interno di un panorama IT sempre più competitivo, Dimension Data può vantare una chiara strategia per attirare, motivare, sviluppare e trattenere competenze in tutte le aree dell’azienda. Il nostro innovativo programma contribuisce a reclutare e a trattenere i giovani talenti, mentre il nostro Leadership Forum globale offre un approccio multilivello a sostegno dello sviluppo continuo dei nostri manager”.”Gli investimenti realizzati nei confronti dei nostri dipendenti hanno permesso di valorizzare il loro talento e di offrire loro un continuo aggiornamento tecnologico. Ogni collaboratore può accedere a una piattaforma di formazione di alto livello basata sul cloud che permette di usufruire delle opportunità formative più aggiornate. Credo che la cultura vincente che abbiamo creato rappresenti uno dei patrimoni più importanti dell’azienda e che contribuisca concretamente a fare di Dimension Data un luogo di lavoro eccellente”. A febbraio, Dimension Data Europe aveva ottenuto la certificazione Top Employers 2015 Europe in sette paesi europei tra cui Italia, Belgio, Francia,Germania, Paesi Bassi, Svizzera e Regno Unito grazie al proprio impegno nello sviluppo del proprio personale che oggi conta 4.500 dipendenti.
Fondata nel 1983, Dimension Data è un fornitore di servizi e soluzioni ICT e, grazie alle proprie competenze tecnologiche, alla capacità di operare su scala globale ed al proprio orientamento all’innovazione, aiuta ad accelerare le ambizioni di business dei propri clienti. (foto:

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Materialise Expands i.materialise Online Platform through Franchise Agreement with UCT

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 dicembre 2014

singapore-marinaSingapore. Last Thursday marked the signing of a franchise agreement between Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) and UCT (NASDAQ: UCTT), which will enable UCT to bring the i.materialise 3D Printing platform to South East Asia and further expand the reach of 3D printing into traditional manufacturing markets. The agreement was signed in the presence of Her Royal Highness, Princess Astrid, Representative of His Majesty, the King of Belgium, on the occasion of an economic mission in the region.
The franchise agreement links Materialise, a leading provider of Additive Manufacturing software and of sophisticated 3D Printing solutions in the medical, industrial and consumer markets to UCT a global, vertically integrated contract manufacturing provider of high quality, broad-based manufacturing capabilities. The partnership enables both companies to expand the reach of 3D printing into the traditional outsource manufacturing sector. The collaboration with UCT catapults the growth of the already successful i.materialise 3D Printing platform into South East Asia. UCT will use their Additive Manufacturing Center in Singapore to bring production closer to users in the region. The service will be available in Q1, 2015.
“i.materialise is dedicated to helping people to materialise their ideas, and in a way that’s what this franchise agreement is doing — giving even more creative individuals the possibility to turn their dreams into 3D reality,” Wim Michiels, Executive Vice President, Materialise says. “Additive Manufacturing has the potential to revolutionize how things are designed, made and distributed, and can truly contribute to the realization of a better and healthier world. I see this collaboration with UCT as a great opportunity to bring quality 3D printing, and the benefits it enables, closer to home in South East Asia.”
Lavi Lev, Senior Vice President, UCT Asia stated “UCT strives to bring the newest manufacturing solutions to our broad base of customers. We believe offering the i.materialise 3D Printing Platform through our new and expanded Additive Manufacturing Center in Singapore will offer our customers manufacturing choices previously unavailable to them. Our customers can confidently entrust their product to two companies who offer over 50 years of combined excellence and innovation. Furthermore, we are grateful to do this in a region that offers a stable business environment, a rich pool of talent and a government that enthusiastically supports advanced manufacturing technologies.” Worldwide, people are discovering the wonder of 3D printing, as well as the unique challenges and needs that come with the territory. To help these people get the most out of 3D printing, the i.materialise online platform offers an entire range of solutions and services that go beyond just the 3D printing of designs. Designers, students, inventors and everyday consumers who want to create something unique can utilize the online service to produce their own products and, if they desire, share their products with and even offer them for sale to others through the platform.

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Ukraine crisis highlights fears of global nuclear proliferation

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 15 maggio 2014

UkraineUNITED States President Barack Obama declared in 2009, that America’s nuclear strategy would include a commitment to ‘Global Zero’ – a multinational cooperative effort dedicated to the voluntary elimination of nuclear weapons. However, claims that Russia has violated previous nuclear agreements have soured interest on additional arms control cooperation with Moscow in the US Congress, writes World Review author Dr James Jay Carafano, the Heritage Foundation, US.‘The loss of momentum for ‘nuclear zero’ will probably be exacerbated by the current crisis in Ukraine,’ he says. ‘Not only has the confrontation between Washington and Moscow further poisoned any likelihood of additional arms control negotiations, but some countries will interpret the Russian annexation of Crimea as a strong cautionary argument against de-nuclearisation.’Additionally, the ongoing ‘final status’ talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries – the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, namely United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, and France, plus Germany – are unlikely to stem concerns over further global proliferation. Even if a final agreement is signed, the steps Iran would be required to take are reversible.‘The deal would not address two other key components of the nuclear weapons programme – the development of a delivery vehicle and long-range ballistic missiles – or limit Iran’s ongoing collaboration with North Korea, potentially the world’s worst nuclear and missile technology proliferator,’ he says, adding that regional powers, including Saudi Arabia and Israel, will still fret over a potential Iranian nuclear breakout.‘Many believe both Turkey and Egypt would also contemplate establishing independent nuclear capabilities to match a nuclear-armed Iran,’ he says.  ‘The most likely, and most dangerous, proliferation scenario remains a cascading addition of new nuclear powers.

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Nobel Laureates contribute to IBA report and film on the global financial crisis and poverty

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 novembre 2013

An in-depth report about the post-global financial crisis (GFC) effect on poverty, challenges in the aftermath of the GFC, and the role the law and lawyers can play in addressing this, has been published by the International Bar Association (IBA) Presidential Task Force on the Global Financial Crisis. It features the opinions of seminal contributors including four Nobel laureates – microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus; economists Amartya Sen, James Heckman and Joseph Stiglitz, former Chief Economist at the World Bank.Peter Maynard, IBA Task Force Chair, and co-editor of the Report commented, ‘Few contemporary issues are more pressing than one billion people living in poverty. This report is a brilliant first step for the IBA in dealing with that most urgent issue, and identifying how lawyers, through legal reform, can contribute to the sustainable development of the world economy and improve prosperity for people across the globe.’ He added, ‘It is particularly timely because the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals is in 2015. So, discussion is now turning to what needs to be done post-2015.’The 14-chapter report entitled ‘Poverty, Justice and the Rule of Law’, explores ways for the global community to mitigate the effects of the GFC on the world’s poor. Agenda-setting thinkers, academics and leading lawyers from a wide range of practice areas including corporate social responsibility, labour law and employment, pro bono, access to justice, and human rights, contributed analysis and opinions. The focus of the Report goes beyond poverty in developing countries, to austerity measures taken during the global financial crisis in more developed economies.

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Ethernet to Tap New Synergies for Connected Cars, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 30 luglio 2013

London, UK The need to integrate multiple consumer electronic devices into the car offering connected services and maintaining brand identity has led to a situation where original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are shifting toward higher connectivity options, which could power prioritised and personalised services, catering to varied consumer needs. With the paradigm shift toward connected cars and associated services such as automotive-app stores and connected location based services, there is an ever-increasing need for higher data transfer bandwidths. Ethernet could serve as the backbone to the electronic architecture connecting domains and sub networks that require higher bandwidth and also cater to consumers’ need for connectivity.Frost & Sullivan ( estimates that the total number of Ethernet ports globally will reach 300 million by 2020. The number of nodes or ports is expected to range from more than 100 in luxury cars, 50–60 in mass market segment cars, and less than 10 nodes in entry level cars by 2020.“Ethernet could be the catalyst for bringing the automotive industry a step closer to connected vehicles,” says Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst, Divya Krishnamurthy. “With its capability to simplify the networking architecture, higher uptake rates are expected in the near future.”The growth of electronics and growing number of control units has led to a complex EE architecture. Connectivity of sub networks and communication of control units require higher bandwidths. Car networks such as LIN, CAN, and FlexRay are not specified to cover the increasing demands for bandwidth and scalability.The bandwidth requirement for in-vehicle electronic applications, such as camera-assisted parking with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), lane departure warning systems, collision avoidance systems, and traffic light recognition is higher, in the range over 100Mbps. The number of nodes to be connected therefore is also higher. Most importantly, proven IP-based Ethernet technology enables OEMs to use a single-network platform by significantly reducing the connectivity cost and cabling weight. It is scalable and flexible enough to be used in multiple vehicle segments.
BMW AG, in partnership with Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., will be the first OEM to commercialise the Ethernet for a 360-degree camera parking assist system for its X5, later in 2013. The German carmaker is expected to offer the same for other models in the future. Hyundai Motor Company is using Broadcom Corporation’s BroadR-Reach Ethernet technology to offer next-gen connected infotainment systems. Fiat Group Automobiles S.P.A has also signed a joint venture with Continental AG for its 500L model to bring in the Continental Infotainment System, which can be used as an advanced multimedia system.
Frost & Sullivan is currently working on a study focussing on Market Trends and Technical Developments Surrounding the Ethernet and In-vehicle Connectivity in Europe and North America. If you are interested in any further information on the research or would like to speak to Miss Krishnamurthy directly, please send an email to Katja Feick, Corporate Communications, at, with your full contact details.
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

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KidZania’s Global Youth Unite to Create a Greener, Cleaner, Healthier Planet

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 aprile 2012

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Mexico City, (PRNewswire) KidZania, a global leader in children’s edutainment, today unveiled the Greener World Pledge, a formal online commitment to a healthier planet – uniting the world’s children. The Pledge was created using ideas submitted by kids from around the globe and is a key component of KidZ for a Greener World campaign, a multi-month, global celebration to amplify the importance of environmental stewardship and encourage kids to imagine, create, and unite for a Greener World. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: KidZ for a Greener World, which launched on April 1, was born from the company’s mission to help kids create a better world. The program includes activities at KidZania’s 9 edutainment theme parks across the globe and rallies around two global celebrations: Earth Day (April 22) and World Environment Day (June 5). KidZania will collect pledge signatures in-park and online until June 5, when the global tally will be announced. KidZania believes that children can have a positive impact on the Earth no matter their age. As a global brand that inspires and empowers kids to be their best selves, KidZania invites kids to share their thoughts on how to take care of the earth. The Greener World Pledge represents a collection of the most practical and achievable ideas culled from kids from around the world, including: pick up stray trash, use both sides of the paper, turn off lights, and take shorter showers, among others.
“KidZ for a Greener World is helping to spark a global conversation among kids about the health of our planet, which transcends geographic boundaries and cultures,” said Xavier Lopez Ancona, president and founder of KidZania. “By signing the Greener World Pledge, we believe children will be inspired to make conscientious choices everyday to protect the world around them.” In celebration of Earth Day, KidZania has also created a video montage to showcase the best environmental ideas spotlighted in the Greener World pledge, which can be viewed at
About KidZaniaMore than a children’s museum or family entertainment center, KidZania combines role playing with real life experience in a kid-sized city. From police officer to dentist to restaurateur, each KidZania offers nearly 100 role-playing activities in more than 60 establishments including a hospital, fire station, bank, radio station and more. KidZania’s kid-centric city experience is designed to educate, inspire and entertain 4- to 14-year olds.
KidZania, Inc., headquartered in Mexico, is privately held. This award-winning concept is recognized globally for its unique blend of entertainment and education for children. The first KidZania opened in Mexico City in 1999 and to date more than 20 million kids and parents have visited the nine KidZania parks globally. The trajectory continues with 13 facilities in development in the United Kingdom, United States, Brazil, Chile, Cairo and Thailand, among other locations. For more information about KidZania, visit, on Facebook at, or Twitter @KidZania.

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Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 24 dicembre 2011

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Washington Just in time for the holidays, Ohio-based The Kroger Co. has announced that it is has “decided to discontinue the sourcing of products” from a Southeast Asian business partner, jeopardizing American paper industry jobs from Virginia to California. This misguided sourcing policy decision from America’s largest grocery store chain comes on the heels of a smear campaign waged by environmental activists World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Greenpeace against Kroger and some of the other biggest retailers in the country, including Walmart, Target, and Food Lion. This cruel decision comes after the Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity (CAGP) recently organized citizen-activists nationwide to send more than 120,000 letters to Kroger and other retailers warning them not to cede to this type of green scheming. Americans have spoken up strongly, stating they will boycott these companies if they bow to WWF and Greenpeace’s plotting. Kroger and these other retailers, therefore, have been forewarned of the consequences of surrendering to green radicals.

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