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CWT Strengthens its Traveler Experience Leadership Team With Two Key Hires

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 11 aprile 2019

Minneapolis, CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed Consuelo Corridori as Head of HR for Traveler Experience and Dirk Van Leeuwen as Head of Global Operations for CWT’s Traveler Experience function.
“I am delighted to welcome Consuelo and Dirk to the team – in these newly-created roles, they will help us create a world-class traveler experience,“ said Niklas Andreen, CWT’s Chief Traveler Experience Officer. “With their varied backgrounds, they exemplify the diversity that gives CWT such a unique culture.”
Consuelo Corridori will be based in London. She will lead the strategic workforce evolution of Traveler Experience, as well as being the voice of the area within CWT’s HR function as it continues to expand its capabilities.Before joining CWT, Corridori held executive HR leadership positions in the education, travel technology, and media sectors. An Italian national, she has lived and worked in Italy, Cyprus and the UK. She has extensive and global experience in both strategic and operational human resources management and is adept at building strong teams, cultures, and infrastructure during times of strong growth. She holds an MSc in Business Administration from Clayton University.Dirk Van Leeuwen will be based in Paris, where he will be responsible for helping the contact centers maximize the benefits of a global team. He will ensure travelers have a consistent experience when interacting with CWT’s counselors anywhere in the world. Van Leeuwen is also responsible for the roll-out of key Travel Experience initiatives across CWT’s contact centers, including messaging.Prior to this role, Van Leeuwen was a leader at Woonoz, an innovative e-learning company. Before that, he spent 12 years in contact centers leading global customer experience teams. A Dutch national, born in Bangkok, who calls France home, he has a passion for managing people from diverse backgrounds and bringing them together to achieve goals. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Automotive Tyre e-Commerce Gains Market Share in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 22 settembre 2015

frost sullivanFinds Frost & Sullivanutomotive tyre manufacturers in Europe are focussing on electronic retailing (eRetail) to serve increasing customer preference for convenience and low prices. Currently, tyre eRetail accounts for nearly eight percent of the total tyre aftermarket in Europe. This figure will continue to rise as tyre manufacturers recognise the potential to access global markets through eRetail and invest in online sales and marketing tools to meet their growth objectives. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Opportunity Analysis of eRetailing for Automotive Tyres in Europe (, finds that the market earned revenues of €2.90 billion in 2014 and estimates this to nearly double to €5.47 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.46 percent. Fleets and fleet leasing companies, which account for almost a quarter of total vehicles in operation in Europe, will be key end users of online tyre retailing. “Stable currencies, safe payment systems and strong legislations supporting cross-border eCommerce are lending impetus to the eRetail trend in Europe,” said Frost & Sullivan Automotive and Transportation Research Analyst Oindrila Bhar. “Strict policies for tyre labelling also instil customers with the confidence to buy online.” Although Europe is a mature eCommerce market, varying levels of Internet penetration, diverse buyer expectations, and different languages remain a challenge for tyre manufacturers seeking to expand their eRetail operations across countries. Moreover, the intensely competitive landscape pushes traditional suppliers looking to be more active in the eRetail space to offer discounts in order to draw customers, thus affecting profitability. Hence, achieving economies of scale will be crucial for eRetailing participants in Europe. Providing new services such as mobile fitting or enhanced delivery and payment options will enable tyre manufacturers to stand out in the eRetail market. “Tyre eRetailers must forge symbiotic relationships with garages and tyre dealerships to multiply business opportunities,” suggested Bhar. “Building partnerships with original equipment manufacturers that are looking to retain their share of the aftermarket will help tyre eRetailers appeal to a wider customer base.” As original equipment manufacturers, dealers and eRetailers leverage each other’s scale and knowledge, an integrated, omni-channel strategy will become the new industry standard in the automotive tyre aftermarket.

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2015, A Key Year for Development

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 settembre 2015

In cooperation with the Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation of the european commission, the European Journalism Centre invites 15 journalists from EU28 to join a press seminar on 30 Sept-2 October 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.The year of 2015 is a landmark year for a number of reasons. It is the year where the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are reaching the conclusion, and a post-2015 development framework, namely the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Financing for Development are being discussed and to be agreed upon by international community.In addition, the EU has dedicated the year of 2015 as the European Year for Development. As the first ever European Year to focus on external relations , 2015 has shed the light on the role of the EU as an important global player in the field of aid and development, and how its cooperation efforts benefit the EU and people in the developing world. As the year is reaching the final stage and many programmes are implemented in the field and at local, national and regional levels, it is a time to look back and assess where the EU and the world stand in the process of achieving sustainable development at the global level.With this background, the seminar will provide insight into how a new international framework will tackle the pressing global issues in order to grow more sustainable economies and societies. The programme will also look at important key topical themes in international development; for example, migration and gender.The seminar is planned for 30 September-2 October, with arrival on 30 September in Brussels and departure on 3 October.
Travel, accommodation (3 nights) and some meals will be covered and arranged by the organisers.

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New LexisNexis® PatentStrategies℠ Enables Patent-Driven Companies, M&A Teams to Make Better Strategic Monetization and Licensing Decisions

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 8 giugno 2015

leidenLEIDEN, Netherlands, LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the launch of LexisNexis PatentStrategies, a robust analytics tool that helps intellectual property-driven organizations, groups focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other firms focused on evaluating company value uncover licensing and whitespace opportunities to gain competitive advantage. Providing a full understanding of an organization’s market position, market strengths, weaknesses and potential opportunities, LexisNexis PatentStrategies reveals insights that fuel productive and defensible monetization and patent ownership decisions.Manually assessing technology areas for licensing opportunities and competition can take days or weeks of laborious data analysis, often resulting in incomplete, narrow views of the intellectual property (IP) landscape. Additionally, keyword-based approaches to identifying technologies can be hampered by differences in language or industry vocabulary, or even intentional differences in terminology introduced to conceal IP assets.
LexisNexis PatentStrategies correlates worldwide patent records with financial, litigation, market and key business data to provide a complete picture of the international business landscape within minutes. A clear picture emerges to quickly produce a 360-degree view of an organization’s or a patent’s value with more than 50 data analysis visualizations available based on data from over 100 diverse sources.Deep business analysis powered by big data is ideal for organizations with complex portfolios spanning multiple technology areas, in addition to financial institutions or consulting firms evaluating value for research and development or investment opportunities. Smaller companies aggressively filing patents in highly competitive or unfamiliar international markets and those with a wide range of licensing opportunities across a varied patent portfolio can also effectively leverage PatentStrategies data analytics.PatentStrategies joins LexisNexis TotalPatent®, LexisNexis PatentAdvisor℠, LexisNexis PatentOptimizer™, LexisNexis IP DataDirect, PAIR Watch℠ and IP Services (formerly ReedFax®) as part of a comprehensive and growing portfolio of IP solutions from Reed Tech, a LexisNexis company. For more information, please visit or speak to your LexisNexis account representative.
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group PLC, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.
Reed Tech is the provider of best-in-class information-based solutions and services to meet the broad needs of the global Intellectual Property market as well as key regulatory needs of the Life Sciences industry. Our customers include the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, IP-driven companies, law firms, and a wide range of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. The corporate culture is driven by a commitment to excellence, innovation, and a strong dedication to its customers, employees and community. Reed Tech has worked in the patent arena since 1970 and has electronically captured and prepared for publication well over half of all U.S. patents ever granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Reed Tech is a LexisNexis company.

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China, Asia remain key drivers for global timber industry

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 30 aprile 2012

Recent analyses from the world’s leading timber market analysts show that both China and the rest of Asia will remain the leading growth drivers for global timber products. Europe and the US, however, can expect to lag behind. British Columbia alone sent softwood lumber to the value of $1.1 billion to China in 2011, according to Campbell Group analysis. This was a 60 per cent year-on-year increase over 2010. The same period saw a 42 per cent increase in log exports from the US West Coast. China is now the largest importer of US logs: a full 46 per cent of US los now go to China; 30 per cent of US lumber exports also go to China. According to analysis by RISI, flagging demand in Europe and the US has been more than compensated for by rising demand in China. Both EU and US paper producers are struggling with over capacity for a large number of paper grades, putting downward pressure on paper prices. Kimberly-Clark for example, recently closed down its Everett facility in Seattle and laid off more than 760 employees. Similarly, NewPage, one of the world’s major fine paper companies recently filed for Chapter 11 protection, despite receiving a generous USD50 million government subsidy for a ‘bio-refinery’ plant, which it later shelved.

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Greening the Global Economy through Sustainable Tourism

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 agosto 2009

The Gothenburg Symposium, taking place on 14-15 September in Gothenburg Sweden, has been convened as part of UNWTO’s Davos Process to address how the development of sustainable consumption and production relates to the tourism sector in the run-up to the Copenhagen Agreement. With climate change and the global recession driving the current international political agenda, both politicians and businesses are increasingly drawn towards the idea of a global green economy. The tourism sector is at the frontline of these key issues, yet is unlikely to receive the attention it deserves in the current high-level discussions concerning the replacement of the Kyoto protocol to be finalised in Copenhagen this December.  UNWTO is working towards raising the profile of the sector as a key strategic element of global resilience and recovery, teaming up with the European Travel Commission (ETC) and Visit Sweden next month to show how tourism can play a leading role in the development of a sustainable global economy.   Leading figures from the European Union, national governments and industry will also be there to clarify how their respective institutions are greening the sector in order to make the necessary changes imposed by the climate change agenda and by the global economic crisis.  The Gothenburg Symposium will launch ETC’s own climate change and sustainable tourism knowledge networking strategy for NTOs, using the European Environment Agency’s innovative DestiNet Sustainable Tourism Portal (

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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 marzo 2009

Washington, DC President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry as Ambassador to Afghanistan and Christopher R. Hill as Ambassador to Iraq.  The President also announced his intent to nominate Ivo Daalder as United States Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Ambassador to NATO) and Alexander Vershbow as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. Vershbow, a former Foreign Service Officer who served as the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Russia and South Korea, will have lead responsibility at the Pentagon for U.S. policy toward NATO, and will coordinate U.S. security and defense policies relating to the nations and international organizations of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. If confirmed, Vershbow and Daalder will coordinate on U.S. defense, development and diplomatic objectives at the upcoming NATO summit this April in Germany.The President also announced his intent to nominate Richard R. Verma for Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs at the State Department. President Obama said, “I am honored and grateful that these dedicated public servants have agreed to join my administration as we work to tackle the great challenges of our time. These extraordinarily accomplished individuals have served their country with great distinction, and they have each agreed to take on tough assignments. I am confident that they will work with a sense of purpose and pragmatism, along with Secretary Clinton and Secretary Gates, as we renew American diplomacy, strengthen our military, and advance our values and interests around the world.”

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