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Summit sul clima in Polonia

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 5 dicembre 2018

Katowice (Polonia) In apertura del Summit sul clima (COP24) in Polonia, Greenpeace ricorda l’allarme lanciato dalla comunità scientifica: abbiamo solo dodici anni per salvare il clima del nostro Pianeta. Per questo il Summit di Katowice non può che avere obiettivi ambiziosi.Quest’anno, il Summit sul Clima arriva sulla scia di avvertimenti chiarissimi lanciati dal Panel di scienziati dell’ONU sul Clima (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – IPCC), dall’Organizzazione Meteorologica Internazionale (WMO) e dal Piano Ambientale dell’ONU (UNEP):
– Se l’incremento delle temperature dovesse continuare al ritmo corrente, il riscaldamento climatico dovrebbe superare la soglia di 1,5°C tra il 2030 e il 2052: ciò rende assolutamente urgente il taglio delle emissioni di gas serra;
– I livelli di CO2 hanno raggiunto valori record: la stima è di 405,5 parti per milione (ppm) nel 2017: un valore che non si registrava in atmosfera negli ultimi 3/5 milioni di anni. Nel 2015 in atmosfera c’erano solo 400,1 ppm;
– Il 2018 sia avvia a essere il quarto anno più caldo di sempre: i venti anni più caldi sono stati tutti registrati negli ultimi 22 anni;
– Il rapporto “UNEP Emission Gap” rivela che i Paesi devono aumentare di cinque volte le riduzioni di emissioni di gas serra per centrare l’obiettivo 1,5°C.
A fronte di queste notizie negative ce ne sono però altre che ci danno speranze:
– L’Unione europea ha ripreso una forte leadership sul clima e ha proposto un obiettivo “emissioni zero” al 2050. Tuttavia, per restare entro 1,5°C questo obiettivo deve essere anticipato al 2040;
– I Capi di Stato di 18 Paesi europei, tra cui il Presidente della Repubblica Sergio Mattarella, hanno firmato un appello che chiede a tutti i Paesi di rivedere i loro piani nazionali sul clima, alla luce delle ultime evidenze scientifiche;
– Governi regionali, città e aziende forniscono ai leader del Pianeta esempi sempre più forti di piani ambiziosi a difesa del clima. Ad esempio, poche settimane fa Generali Assicurazioni ha notevolmente migliorato la sua policy sul clima distanziandosi dal carbone.

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Mercer Completes Acquisition of Summit Strategies Group

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 21 novembre 2018

Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, announced that it completed its acquisition of Summit Strategies Group (“Summit”), on November 15, 2018.“We are pleased to announce the closing of this transaction, as we believe Summit’s high-touch client service experience coupled with Mercer’s global investment capabilities and world-class research will benefit our collective clients.” said Rich Nuzum, President of Mercer’s global wealth business. “We value client relationships and we are committed to maintaining the level and quality of service that Summit has always delivered. Clients will continue to work with their existing consulting team while also accessing Mercer’s global breadth and resources.”On August 13, 2018, Mercer announced it had signed definitive agreements to acquire Summit as well as the investment consulting, alternatives consulting and wealth management operations of Pavilion Financial Corporation. The close of the Pavilion acquisition is expected during Q4 2018.“What I appreciate most about this combination are the broad, tangible resources we will bring to clients. The breadth and depth of the on-line manager research generated daily by 150 dedicated research professionals is staggering. I have a client that wants to pursue a fund of one structure to reduce the administrative burden of their investment program. At Summit, we would have figured out how to do this, but Mercer’s already done it multiple times and has all of the necessary steps lined out.” said Steve Holmes, Principal and Founder, Summit. “Mercer is an esteemed organization with real resources that provide demonstrable benefits to clients. We’ve created a formidable, positive option for the marketplace.”

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AR Market porta la realtà aumentata alla ribalta del Web Summit di Lisbona

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 novembre 2018

Lisbona 5-8 novembre 2018. Sarà AR Market, primo marketplace italiano per la Realtà Aumentata (https://www.arealitymarket.com/), a rappresentare l’Italia in questo settore all’imminente Web Summit di Lisbona (5-8 novembre) che Forbes ha definito l’evento tecnologico più importante al mondo. Un altro traguardo importante dopo la partecipazione al RISE di Hong Kong dello scorso luglio.AR Market è stata selezionata all’interno di PITCH, una competition tra le migliori start up al mondo, per il suo innovativo marketplace per la realtà aumentata.
Cresce sempre più, infatti, l’interesse del mercato per questo genere di soluzioni (includendo quindi anche la Realtà Virtuale): nel 2017 (fonte: IDC) il fatturato globale ha superato i 9 miliardi di dollari. Nei prossimi 2 anni la crescita sarà notevole fino a toccare, nel 2020, la quota di 150 miliardi di dollari, con una fetta considerevole – 120 miliardi – rappresentata dalla Realtà Aumentata, oltre l’80% (fonte: Digi-Capital).La realtà aumentata è certamente uno dei trend trainanti del settore IT: se al momento esistono circa 5 miliardi di utenti “mobile” nel mondo, nel 2020 sarà di oltre 1 miliardo la popolazione di utenti AR a livello globale.Al centro della proposta vincente di AR Market c’è la possibilità di cambiare per sempre il rapporto tra aziende e clienti, fornendo loro esperienze interattive e avvincenti attraverso un unico canale di accesso, l’App AR Market, senza dovere quindi scaricare differenti applicazioni.

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OncLive® Presents the Latest State of the Science Summit™ on Lung Cancer

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 novembre 2018

OncLive®, the leading digital provider of resources and information to oncology professionals, will host its latest State of the Science Summit™ on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Updates from World Conference on Lung Cancer, Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in Syracuse, New York. The summit will be chaired by Stephen L. Graziano, M.D., professor of medicine, division chief of medicine, division chief of adult hematology and oncology, Upstate Cancer Center.Designed for community oncologists, fellows, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, researchers, and other health care professionals interested in the treatment of patients with lung cancer, this summit will discuss updates in lung cancer screening, new diagnostic and staging techniques, minimally invasive surgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), stage III non-small cell lung cancer, targeted therapy (EGFR and ALK), emerging biomarkers, new and emerging data on immunotherapy. The event will also feature a peer exchange, which will be followed by a panel discussion and question-and-answer session.The following presenters from the Upstate Cancer Center will speak at the summit:
Amishi Desai, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, hematology and oncology
Adham Jurdi, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, medical director of hematology and oncology, medical director of adult hematology and oncology
Leslie J. Kohman, M.D., FACS, Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery
Michael D. Mix, M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology
Manju P. Paul, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, pulmonary/critical care
Jason M. Wallen, M.D., MBA, FACS, FACP, assistant professor of surgery, co-director of gastric and esophageal, division chief of thoracic surgery, director of gastric and esophageal cancer program, medical director of thoracic oncology program
State of the Science Summit™ is a premier conference series, hosted by OncLive®, that features medical experts from across the nation discussing treatment options. Each summit integrates academic and community-based physicians and health care professionals across key disciplines, from medical and surgical oncology to hematology.

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Youth Ag Summit in Brasile destinato ai giovani appassionati di agricoltura

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 29 ottobre 2018

Brasilia dal 4 al 6 novembre 2019. è organizzato in collaborazione con due organizzazioni attive nella formazione delle nuove generazioni, Nuffield Brazil e AIESEC Brazil. Queste associazioni formano i futuri leader dell’agricoltura e incoraggiano la crescita personale e professionale dei partecipanti, attraverso l’opportunità di prendere parte a viaggi e attività di volontariato. Lo Youth Ag Summit riunirà 100 giovani talenti di età compresa tra i 18 e i 25 anni, provenienti da tutto il mondo, per rispondere ad una delle sfide più importanti della società moderna: come nutrire il nostro pianeta in maniera più sostenibile. Le iscrizioni sono aperte fino al 10 gennaio 2019. Per candidarsi allo Youth Ag Summit visita il sito http://www.youthagsummit.com

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Malta: Italy Blockchain Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 ottobre 2018

Malta 24 Novembre 2018, la Camera di Commercio Italo Maltese organizza Italy Blockchain Summit.L’evento rientra all’interno del primo Malta Italy Business Forum che si terrà dal 21 al 24, organizzato dalla Camera di Commercio Italo Maltese. 4 giornate dedicate ai professionisti e imprenditori italiani e maltesi che operano nel settore dell’internazionalizzazione, fiscalità internazionale, fintech, blockchain e quotazioni in borsa.”Malta è stata definita la Blochchain Island – dice Victor Camilleri, presidente della Camera di Commercio Italiana a Malta – in quanto dal 1 di Novembre entrerà in vigore la nuova legislazione che regolamenta la Blockchain e le Crypto valute, trasformando Malta nel primo hub regolamentato in Europa e tra i primi a livello mondiale”.Durante il primo Blockchain Summit Italiano a Malta, gli imprenditori e i professionisti italiani del settore si confronteranno con i più importanti avvocati e consulenti nel settore della Blockchain dell’isola. Il programma è molto vasto e saranno trattate tutte le peculiarità della legislazione maltese del settore quali la procedura di avvio di una ICO, la differenza tra utility o security Token, la tassazione dei token e delle monete virtuale.”Cercheremo di fornire una panoramica chiara sulla Blockchain a Malta – ha dichiarato Oliver La Rosa, membro del Consiglio della MICC e esperto di Blockchain – i nostri relatori, tra i più affermati professionisti di Malta, affronteranno nel dettaglio la peculiarità della nuova legislazione. Attraverso casi concreti, i partecipanti avranno la possibilità di capire al meglio la regolamentazione delle ICO del futuro e di come gestire una già realizzata prima del 1 novembre”.I posti sono limitati ed è posssibile prenotare sul sito del Malta Italy Business Forum http://www.italiamalta.net

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The Worldwide Futurist Summit comes to Spain for the first time

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 ottobre 2018

Spain will host the great international futurist event TransVision for the first time, which will take place in Madrid on October 19-20-21. During this time, futurist experts from all around the world will present the scientific and technological advances that will define how our life will be in the next two decades, with biotechnology, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, robotics, bitcoin and blockchain, anti-aging and rejuvenation, space colonization, renewable energies, intelligent cities and other avant-garde developments as the main topics during the presentations and debates.In its 20th anniversary, which will take place in Madrid, TransVision 2018 will have as honor guest the first humanoid robot with citizenship, famous Sophia, and her software creator, scientist Ben Goertzel. Additionally, other experts like anti-aging world leader Aubrey de Grey, Oxford researcher in exponential technologies Anders Sandberg, Cambridge mathematician David Wood and MIT engineer José Luis Cordeiro, co-authors of the best-selling book The Death of the Death, will be there. Our honor guest will be Sophia, the humanoid robot, with her “father”, scientist Ben Goertzel, who will speak at the press meeting at 11:00am on October 19th in the Ateneo de Madrid.

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BionorthTX Announces 4th Annual iC3 Life Science Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 27 agosto 2018

BionorthTX™, the leading life science industry association for the North Texas region, will hold its Fourth Annual iC3 Life Science Summit on Wednesday October 10, 2018 at the University of Texas at Arlington.The iC3 Summit provides senior executives, scientists, educators, and community leaders with a forum to network, exchange ideas, learn, and promote business opportunities in our region.
Over 300 industry, local government, and university leaders are expected to attend the day-long event with presentations focused on the themes of Innovation, Collaboration, Capital Formation and Commercialization.Participating organizations include: Pfizer, Alcon, Galderma, American Heart Association, City of Arlington, City of Fort Worth, Texas Research Alliance, Dallas Regional Chamber, Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute, Cook Children’s Hospital and more.Dennis Stone Award presented by the 2017 recipient, Lyda Hill, philanthropist and entrepreneur.BionorthTX is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(6), member-driven trade association serving and representing the life science industry in North Texas. Member companies range from North Texas’ largest employers to emerging start-ups, universities, research institutions, hospitals, investors, students, individuals and vendors who provide products and services to the life science industry.

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Summit BRICS in Sud Africa, nel disinteresse dell’Europa

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 agosto 2018

È appena finito il decimo summit dei paesi BRICS tenutosi a Johannesburg, in Sud Africa. Purtroppo, nella più totale indifferenza da parte dell’Europa, sia quella delle più alte istituzioni politiche sia quella dei mass media. Un atteggiamento miope che rivela tutta l’impotenza politica dell’Unione europea di fronte ai grandi cambiamenti geopolitici che stanno determinando la storia. Nessuno pensa che si debbano rompere le tradizionali alleanze o immaginare nuove strategie avventurose. Si chiede semplicemente di non chiudere gli occhi di fronte alla realtà mutata e alle sue continue evoluzioni. E’ come se l’Europa fosse voluta rimanere incatenata al periodo iniziale della CECA, la comunità del carbone e dell’acciaio, mentre il mondo “andava” verso il petrolio, il nucleare e poi verso la fusione nucleare e le più sofisticate tecnologie delle energie rinnovabili. L’Unione europea e i singoli governi dell’Europa sembrano sempre vincolati al documento 2011/2111 (INI) del 2012: “Proposta di risoluzione del Parlamento europeo sulle politiche nazionali dell’UE nei confronti dei paesi BRICS e di altre potenze emergenti: obiettivi e strategie”. Vi si afferma che “in considerazione delle principali divergenze con i BRICS rispetto alle loro politiche, ai loro sistemi economici, alle tendenze demografiche e sociali e alle politiche estere, l’Europa adotta una politica estera sfumata, coinvolgendo partenariati e accordi separati per costruire sinergie con i singoli paesi BRICS e altri paesi emergenti e scoraggiare il consolidamento di gruppi alternativi di stati potenzialmente colludenti in termini di politica estera”. L’Europa, quindi, di fatto preferisce trascurare i BRICS intesi come gruppo, sottovalutando che esso, nel frattempo, rappresenti il 23% del pil mondiale e il 18% dell’intero commercio globale. Si mira solo a mantenere relazioni bilaterali.Comunque la dichiarazione finale del citato summit, tra i tanti argomenti affrontati, pone l’accento sull’importanza di cercare alternative virtuose alle destabilizzanti politiche dei dazi e delle guerre commerciali volute da Trump. Riteniamo che sarebbe significativo e certamente incisivo se, sull’argomento, si aggiungesse anche la voce dell’Europa. In questo momento, purtroppo, molti vorrebbero far saltare e non riformare i vari trattati di collaborazione e cooperazione internazionale come quello dell’Organizzazione Mondiale del Commercio. I BRICS, invece, correttamente propongono con forza l’adesione ai principi della Carta delle Nazioni Unite e rinnovano l’impegno per un ordine mondiale multipolare e per il rafforzamento delle istituzioni multilaterali della goverance globale. Sul fronte economico essi individuano con puntualità le sfide maggiori “nei crescenti conflitti commerciali, nei rischi geopolitici, nella volatilità dei prezzi delle commodity, nell’alto indebitamento privato e pubblico e nella crescita diseguale e non sufficientemente inclusiva”. A nostro parere, i loro deliberati vanno nella giusta direzione, quella di gettare le basi per un possibile nuovo ordine monetario mondiale. A tal fine utilizzano bene la Nuova Banca di Sviluppo e il Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA), l’accordo finanziario per sostenere i paesi in difficoltà di bilancio. Intanto è entrato in vigore il Local Currency Bond Fund, il fondo per l’emissione di obbligazioni nelle monete locali dei BRICS, finalizzato a promuovere investimenti nelle infrastrutture e nella modernizzazione delle loro economie e anche di quelle degli altri paesi emergenti. Si ricordi che nei mesi passati sono continuate le politiche interne ai paesi del BRICS, prima di tutto della Cina e della Russia, nel processo di diversificazione delle loro riserve monetarie e di progressiva dedollarizzazione delle economie.
In Russia, per esempio, nell’ultimo decennio la quota dell’oro è decuplicata, mentre gli investimenti nei titoli di debito del Tesoro USA sono calati al minimo. Se nel 2010 Mosca deteneva obbligazioni americane per 176 miliardi di dollari, oggi ne detiene 15 miliardi.
La Russia è fra i primi cinque paesi per riserve auree. Secondo alcune stime, dovrebbe detenere circa 2.000 tonnellate di oro, pari al 18% di tutte le riserve auree nel mondo. Simili processi sono in corso anche in Cina, che nei passati 4 anni ha acquistato 800 tonnellate d’oro, e, anche se in modi più attenti, sta diminuendo i titoli di debito americano, scesi dal picco di 1,6 trilioni di dollari del 2014 ai circa 1,2 trilioni di oggi. In occasione della celebrazione del centesimo anniversario della nascita di Nelson Mandela, il summit ha posto grande enfasi sulla realizzazione di infrastrutture e di investimenti nell’intero continente africano. Anche su presto programma l’interesse europeo dovrebbe essere più attento, partecipe ed effettivo. Del resto a Bruxelles e nelle altre capitali europee, l’argomento principale, e politicamente molto complesso, è la gestione dei flussi migratori provenienti dal continente africano. Perciò il suo sviluppo e ogni politica di effettivo sostegno alla crescita economica e democratica dei paesi dell’Africa dovrebbero interessare l’intera Europa, in primis il nostro paese. (Mario Lettieri già sottosegretario all’Economia e Paolo Raimondi economista)

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Motto Mortgage Summit is Now Open in Douglas County

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 31 luglio 2018

Motto Mortgage, an innovative mortgage brokerage franchise, has a new office in the Centennial State. Strategic software advisor Kevin Brown announced his new Motto Mortgage franchise, Motto Mortgage Summit is now serving the Castle Rock area. Motto Mortgage Summit is the first franchise in Douglas County and the third in Colorado.“Motto Mortgage Summit will offer a convenient alternative to traditional mortgage bankers,” said Brown. “Our experienced loan originators will provide an upgraded experience by providing better service, personalized guidance and competitive mortgage options from various lenders. Operating a Motto Mortgage franchise will bring more loan options to local buyers and we’re very excited to open our doors.” Loan originators in the Motto Mortgage network work hard to give homebuyers options – and present competitive bids from wholesale lenders – because no loan is one-size-fits-all. With Motto Mortgage, experienced mortgage professionals can benefit from tools, resources and the power of a national brand. Motto Mortgage Summit loan originators have access to competitive loan options from various sources, rather than being bound to the products of one specific lender. Motto Mortgage Summit is located at 3563 Soaring Eagle Ct., Castle Rock, CO 80109. Each Motto Mortgage franchise is independently owned, operated and licensed.

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Rudolph Technologies to Participate in the 10th Annual CEO Investor Summit 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 luglio 2018

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RTEC) a leading provider of semiconductor process control systems, lithography equipment, as well as process control and yield management software for wafer fabs and advanced packaging facilities, today announced that Rudolph Technologies management will participate in the 10th Annual CEO Investor Summit, taking place Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in San Francisco, California.
The CEO Summit is an accredited investor and publishing research analyst event held concurrently with SEMICON® West and Intersolar 2018 in San Francisco. The event is hosted by executive management from participating companies and will feature a “round-robin” format consisting of small group meetings, each 30 minutes in duration. During the event, investors and analysts will have the opportunity to meet with up to 10 of the 21 management teams during the 30-minute group meeting sessions, as well as opportunities to meet with additional management teams during the breakfast, a lunch networking session, and the concluding reception.The 21 management teams collectively hosting the 2018 CEO Summit include: ACM Research (ACMR), Advanced Energy Industries (AEIS), Aehr Test (AEHR), Axcelis (ACLS), BE Semiconductor Industries (BESI.AS), Brooks (BRKS), Cabot Micro (CCMP), Camtek (CAMT), Cohu (COHU), CyberOptics (CYBE), Electro Scientific (ESIO), FormFactor (FORM), Ichor Systems (ICHR), Intermolecular (IMI), inTEST (INTT), Intevac (IVAC), Kulicke & Soffa (KLIC), Nanometrics (NANO), Photon Control (PHO.TO), Rudolph (RTEC), and Soitec (SOIT). Cowen & Co. is sponsoring the networking luncheon and Jefferies is sponsoring the closing cocktail reception.The CEO Investor Summit is by invitation only and is open to accredited investors and publishing research analysts. As space is limited, please RSVP early. Hosts reserve the right to limit attendance as necessary. Last day for registration is July 6, 2018.

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Churches call for safe passage following EU summit

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 giugno 2018

Churches in Europe have reacted with disappointment to the outcomes of yesterday’s European Union summit mainly addressing migration. General Secretary elect of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME), Torsten Moritz, criticised the conclusions of the European Council held on 28 June in Brussels. “Once again the summit has missed the chance to discuss how the arrival and integration of refugees can be a success for all and instead discussed illusionary plans about keeping people out.” CCME also expressed dissatisfaction with the consideration of “regional disembarkation platforms” in third countries, an idea referred to as “camps in Africa” that has been reappearing for well over a decade since the United Kingdom government and German Federal Minister of the Interior first mentioned it. The EU has not resolved any of the legal, practical, and moral issues relating to this since then. At worst, this will lead to something resembling a “refugee Guantanamo” at EU external borders and destabilise host countries. At best, there will be no impact at all.“If the EU wants to support refugee protection in the regions of origin or transit,” Moritz continued, “it could support the many existing camps, for example in Jordan or Uganda, which are already notoriously overcrowded and underfunded.” He also expressed scepticism toward proposed “controlled centres” inside the EU. “It is unclear what these controlled centres are supposed to look like. If they involve locking people up just because they ask for asylum, they are in breach of European and international law. If we are looking at relocation from these centres, we certainly will need to consider the very sobering experiences made with the so-called “hotspots” that were intended to facilitate relocation in the last years.”Resources for border security and combatting irregular migration will not resolve social and political problems. Imbalances will only grow if countries at EU external borders are made solely responsible for asylum procedures and removal of those not accorded protection.
“We agree that some people will have to return at the end of a full and just procedure,” Moritz noted. “One should not, however, for ideological reasons ignore all the legal, practical, and moral obstacles that make it impossible to return many of those without a residence permit in the EU.”The EU should examine where it is contributing to reasons why people flee, including through unjust trade, failure to address climate change, arms exports, and other policies.
The Conference of European Churches also expresses concern with the outcomes of the summit and its proposed focus of future EU funding on irregular migration and the target of increasing returns. CEC General Secretary Heikki Huttunen stressed the need for an alternative strategy. “When we ask for safe passage, we ask for a system of safe and regular access to Europe for those in need of protection, and for labour migrants. This is the strategy we must pursue to reduce irregular migration and deaths at the border.”All stakeholders must uphold the system of both state-run and civil society sponsored search and rescue. Directing financial resources toward this, as well as into better arrival and reception structures would help to make migration a success for all and avoid further building the fortress Europe.Churches throughout Europe have echoed these concerns. Kerk in Actie, along with 19 civil society organisations in the Netherlands, called on their national government for “moral leadership in treating asylum.” Similarly, the president of Diaconia Germany, Ulrich Lilie, noted “We cannot refuse to grant asylum to those most in need if Europe is to remain a Europe of human rights.”

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Open Innovation Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 giugno 2018

Saint-Vincent (Aosta) Venerdì 6 e Sabato 7 luglio terza edizione dell’Open Innovation Summit, presso il Parc Hotel Billia, Saint-Vincent Resort & Casinò. Protagonisti dell’evento organizzato da Digital Magics, il più importante business incubator di startup digitali “Made in Italy” attivo su tutto il territorio italiano e quotato all’AIM di Borsa Italiana, saranno i vertici di Cisco Italia, Comune di Milano, Deloitte, Electrolux, Fondazione LINKS, IBM Italia, Intesa Sanpaolo, Moleskine, mytaxi, Oracle, Piccola Industria di Confindustria, PoliHub Startup District & Incubator, Sisal, Smau, Talent Garden, Tamburi Investment Partners.Il Professor Piero Formica, Senior Research Fellow all’Innovation Value Institute, Maynooth University, Irlanda, e vincitore dell’Innovation Luminary Award 2017 – assegnato dalla Commissione Europea – affronterà nel suo keynote speech il rapporto fra Industria 4.0, Università e Innovazione Aperta 2.0.Il giornalista e scrittore Massimo Gaggi porterà il suo punto di vista privilegiato, seguendo dagli USA politica, economia e le trasformazioni sociali, soprattutto in relazione alla rivoluzione tecnologica, e con Homo Premium racconterà l’impatto dell’intelligenza artificiale su società e mercato del lavoro.L’Open Innovation Summit 2018 coinvolgerà dunque i principali attori della digital transformation, talenti e neoimprenditori digitali, incubatori, investitori e imprese che si confronteranno per fare il punto della situazione sugli sviluppi di tutto l’ecosistema dell’innovazione italiana, approfondendo il modello dell’Open Innovation (innovare processi interni, prodotti e servizi delle aziende tradizionali grazie alle tecnologie delle startup) e tematiche nazionali e internazionali come: Industria e Impresa 4.0, Formazione e Competenze Digitali, Intelligenza Artificiale, FoodTech.
L’Open Innovation Summit 2018 è l’appuntamento di sistema dedicato alle sinergie fra startup e aziende consolidate all’interno della terza edizione GIOIN, il primo network per le imprese che vogliono fare innovazione grazie alle tecnologie delle neoimprese digitali.

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Surreal moments and a rare press conference highlight Trump-Kim summit

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 12 giugno 2018

By Pete Vernon. Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un concluded the day of talks by signing an agreement in which Kim promises to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. Trump called the agreement “very comprehensive” in a press conference following the signing ceremony, but the text of the document contains no mention of concrete steps the North Korean regime would take to fulfill that pledge.The whirlwind day in Singapore concluded with the president taking nearly an hour of questions from journalists, his first solo press conference in more than a year. Trump appeared confident, celebrating his administration’s accomplishments and brushing off concerns about the US conceding to end military exercises that the US and South Korea conduct in the region. He also claimed that he raised concerns about the North Korean regime’s human rights violations “at length,” though the issue was not mentioned in the agreement.The meeting with Kim began with a handshake, broadcast across the US on network news reports and cable stations (ABC even cut into The Bachelorette to cover the moment). Trump and Kim then walked together to a private meeting, joined only by their respective interpreters. Throughout the day, including at a working lunch with various aides, Trump and Kim were depicted as peers, world leaders discussing issues of global consequence. That, in itself, is a victory for Kim; no sitting US president has ever met with a North Korean leader.While Trump and Kim were meeting, cable news was left with hours of breaking news airtime to fill. In a surreal moment, CNN’s Chris Cuomo, anchoring from New York in his new evening role, spoke with former NBA star Dennis Rodman, one of the only people to have met with both Trump and Kim. Wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and a T-shirt advertising a marijuana-focused cryptocurrency, Rodman became emotional while speaking about the North Korean dictator’s love for his country. Cuomo then cut to commentary from former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who admitted that Rodman possesses unique knowledge of both leaders’ personalities.Trump’s post-meeting press conference began with a propaganda-style video, prepared by the US, painting a rosy picture of North Korea’s possible future. The president then referred to himself as “an emissary of the American people to deliver a message of hope and vision, and a message of peace,” before taking questions from more than two dozen reporters. He appeared relaxed, teasing The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker about negative stories, telling CNN’s Jim Acosta, “Be nice, be respectful,” and thanking One American News’s Emerald Robinson for her network’s favorable coverage. Praising his own deal-making ability and instincts, Trump framed the meeting as a success, and said it was possible he would invite Kim to the White House or travel to Pyongyang himself.After a meeting that seemed unimaginable only a few months ago, there will be plenty to analyze in the hours and days ahead. Details of the agreement Trump and Kim signed are currently being debated on cable news. As for Trump, he closed his press conference by answering a shouted question about his thoughts on the summit, saying, “I feel good. I feel very good.” (font: CJR Editors)

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Seeds&Chips e Tetra Pak insieme al Summit sulla Food Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 aprile 2018

Milano dall’7 all’10 maggio 2018, giunto alla sua quarta edizione, per promuovere un utilizzo consapevole e sostenibile delle risorse del pianeta Tetra Pak® sarà al fianco di Seeds&Chips – The Global Food Innovation Summit, il più importante evento internazionale dedicato alla Food Innovation.
L’evento, che riunirà il meglio della food innovation a livello mondiale, avrà quest’anno un focus speciale sul tema dell’acqua, una delle maggiori sfide dei prossimi anni a livello globale.
Le confezioni di acqua che Seeds&Chips distribuirà durante il Summit sono in cartoni Tetra Pak, azienda leader da oltre sessant’anni nella fornitura di soluzioni per il trattamento e il confezionamento di alimenti e bevande.I contenitori sono costituiti prevalentemente da materiali provenienti da fonti rinnovabili e per il Summit saranno anche “Carbon neutral”. Infatti le emissioni di CO2 equivalente derivanti dalla produzione delle confezioni sono state compensate attraverso la partecipazione ad un progetto di riforestazione del Parco Agricolo Sud nel comune di Gaggiano (30 km a sud ovest di Milano). Questa compensazione contribuirà alla ricreazione di un ecosistema favorevole alla nidificazione e alla nutrizione della varietà di specie di uccelli presenti nell’area e migliorerà la biodiversità oltre che a fornire un’area ricreativa per la comunità locale.

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Data from BioTime’s OpRegen® Program to Be Presented at the Fifth Annual Retinal Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 aprile 2018

BioTime, Inc. (NYSE American: BTX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on degenerative diseases, today announced that data from the ongoing OpRegen® trial will be presented at the upcoming Fifth Annual Retinal Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation Summit. The presentation will take place on April 27th, 2018 from 8:15am – 8:30am local time, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The OpRegen® data will be presented by one of our principal investigators, Dr. Eyal Banin, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.
The summit takes place just prior to the 2018 annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, where BioTime is expected to present in two separate sessions. The Retinal Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation Summit is becoming one of the world’s most comprehensive overviews of the promising research underway for emerging gene, cell, and novel therapies targeting multiple degenerative and inherited retinal diseases. The summit will advance collaborative efforts among physicians, industry, and scientists to address the large unmet needs associated with these diseases.

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Annual Emerging Technology Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 24 febbraio 2018

San Francisco Park Central Hotel in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN), the asset optimization software company, today announced that Antonio Pietri, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Karl Johnsen, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the KeyBanc Capital Markets 13th Annual Emerging Technology Summit.
AspenTech is a leading software supplier for optimizing asset performance. Our products thrive in complex, industrial environments where it is critical to optimize the asset design, operation and maintenance lifecycle. AspenTech uniquely combines decades of process modeling expertise with big data machine-learning. Our purpose-built software platform automates knowledge work and builds sustainable competitive advantage by delivering high returns over the entire asset lifecycle. As a result, companies in capital-intensive industries can maximize uptime and push the limits of performance, running their assets faster, safer, longer and greener. Visit AspenTech.com to find out more. 2018 Aspen Technology, Inc. AspenTech, aspenONE and the Aspen leaf logo are registered trademarks of Aspen Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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2 Day Summit: The Cyber Health Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 13 gennaio 2018

miamiMiami. The “The Cyber Health Summit” conference has been added to Research AndMarkets.com’s offering. The Cyber Health Summit is the ONLY TED-Style’ cyber security summit and will take place in March 2018, on Miami’s beachfront. Armed with the sun and sand, we will gather industry leaders to speak, collaborate, teach, lead workshops, roundtables, panels, breakout and interactive sessions. Through this two-day summit, based in collaborative conversation and content, we will create synergistic solutions with endpoint production. We will leave inspired and empowered, armed with a new family to fight the cyberbattlefront.There is an unprecedented vulnerability with the intersection of the cyber network and the clinical setting. Health technology companies are creating woven threads underneath the healthcare umbrella that improve patient care and provider efficiency, but it also creates a breach space with truly no benchmark. This network is expanding at an exponential rate and breach goes beyond loss of revenue, clients, production and has an automatic serious nature. It effects human lives. We must look at how pharmaceutical, technology and clinical innovation, designed with little to no cybersecurity in mind, fits into the larger healthcare spectrum.One of the primary challenges that the industry faces, is the inherent secrecy. We strive to innovate and shake industry issues to their core. Rather than fearing the future, and running corporations with outdated risk, we must shift the industry away from secrecy, toward collaboration and create a culture that values it. Empowering corporate structures to leverage insights will create a platform for attendees and speakers alike, to develop effective and proactive take home strategies.

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5th Edition of the Puerto Rico Investment Summit Reveals Top Speaker Line Up

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 5 settembre 2017

puerto rico caraibiThe Puerto Rico Investment Summit, announced its speaker line-up for its 5th edition, to be held on October 9 and 10, at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. Speakers include José B. Carrión III, President of PROMESA (Puerto Rico Oversight and Management Board), former Governor Luis G. Fortuño, creator of Act’s 20 and 22, Nicholas Prouty, CEO of Putnam Bridge, a top investor in the Island and international best selling author Johnny Wimbrey, among many others.Brenda González, president of Adworks, said, “This Summit has created an unparalleled learning and networking experience to over 2,000 attendees in its first 4 editions. Taxes, competitive advantages and other incentives are presented by top local and US law and CPA firms, entrepreneurs and adopters of the program. Each year we have new speakers, many of which are now part of this 20/22 ecosystem.”Among the group of presenters and panelists is Richard Cooper, partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, recognized by TMA as one of twelve outstanding restructuring lawyers in the U.S. and Noel Zamot, aerospace and defense executive, appointed as Revitalization Coordinator for the Federal Oversight & Management Board for Puerto Rico.Topics at the conference include the International Insurance Center, with Walter Keenan, CEO at Advantage Insurance Holdings, a leading international specialty insurance firm with offices in Puerto Rico; Tourism and Real Estate, will include award winning developer, Federico Stubbe, one of Puerto Rico’s largest developer-builders and manufacturing (Act73) with Lufthansa Technik’s CEO, Pat Foley.PRIS is a private event made possible by the private sector. The event has created an enhanced experience for attendees – with learning, networking opportunities and interactive sessions. The momentum created by the economic landscape that the Island currently faces, is providing great opportunities for investors, not only tax incentives under Act 20 & 22, tourism and real estate and Public Private Partnerships, among others.The Puerto Rico Investment Summit provides a unique platform where investors, executives, government and private companies meet. For more information about the Puerto Rico Investment Summit visit prinvestmentsummit.com

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DFSA to co-host 2nd Fintech Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 27 agosto 2017

dubaiDubai. The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) will co-host the 2nd Fintech Summit with Naseba, a business facilitation company, on October 30 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The summit will provide a platform for the region’s banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) decision makers to source and evaluate the latest developments in FinTech.The DFSA’s involvement in the summit reflects its efforts to develop an innovation-friendly ecosystem, in alignment with the UAE National Innovation Strategy set out by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make the UAE a hub for innovation and technology.On August 1, the DFSA launched a bespoke crowdfunding framework for loan and investment platforms, the first in the GCC. The framework has the ability to catalyse growth in the FinTech industry in the UAE and the region, by targeting the specific requirements of crowdfunding platforms. It follows the introduction of the DFSA’s Innovation Testing Licence in May. The special class of financial services licence allows qualifying firms to develop and test innovative FinTech concepts on a restricted basis from within the DIFC, without being subject to all the regulatory requirements that normally apply to regulated firms.The 2nd Fintech Summit is in line with DFSA’s strategic focus on innovation and will provide a platform for the region’s banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) decision makers to source and evaluate the latest financial technologies.Under the theme ‘Transforming BFSI Enterprises’, the DFSA-sponsored summit will feature keynote addresses from industry thought leaders, as well as pre-scheduled business meetings between FinTech solution providers and BFSI senior executives seeking to adopt FinTech that can benefit their businesses.”Banks in the region have realised that they must adopt new technologies and innovative business models in order to adapt to the changing market,” says Mr. Nicholas Watson, Naseba’s Managing Director. “86% of the 200+ IT executives we surveyed have budgeted at least USD 1 mn (AED 3.6 mn) for FinTech adoption in the next year, with 13% allocating between USD 10 mn (AED 36 mn) and USD 25 mn (AED 91 mn). With DFSA’s support, our platform will provide access to the FinTech innovations enterprises in the region require.”Mr. Bryan Stirewalt, DFSA’s Managing Director of Supervision and a speaker at the summit, noted: “Financial institutions have to harness innovations in technology to improve efficiencies and better solutions and services to customers. The DFSA is opleased to partner with Naseba to offer an appropriate platform to facilitate discussions on latest initiatives in this fast-developing space.”
Other speakers at the summit are the UK Prime Minister’s Ambassador for FinTech, Alastair Lukies, CBE; the COO of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Sagheer Mufti; the SVP of Innovation and FinTech at Emirates NBD, Naimish Shah.The 2nd Fintech Summit is taking at the Park Hyatt Dubai on October 30, 2017 in Dubai. It will bring together over 120 IT stakeholders from BFSI enterprises from across the region for high-level, peer-to-peer industry networking and business facilitation. (photo: dubai)

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