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IVERIC bio to Host an R&D Investor Symposium

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 23 dicembre 2019

IVERIC bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISEE) today announced details for its R&D Investor Symposium being held in San Francisco on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The event presentations feature the design of the second pivotal trial of Zimura® (avacincaptad pegol) in geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the previously announced results of the first Zimura pivotal trial in GA, and the Company’s progress in its gene therapy portfolio for orphan inherited retinal diseases.

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The 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 13 dicembre 2019

Orion has studied the effects of oral levosimendan on respiratory function in patients with ALS and presented biomarker and pharmacokinetic data from previous studies, a systematic literature review on pharmacological effects of levosimendan, and baseline characteristics and status update on the progression of REFALS phase 3 study at the 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND in Perth, Australia last week.
The REFALS trial studying the effects of oral levosimendan on respiratory function in patients with ALS, completed enrolment in July 2019. The trial enrolled 496 adult patients with definite, probable or laboratory supported probable ALS and some degree of respiratory dysfunction (sitting SVC 60-90%) at 104 clinical sites in 14 countries in EU, North America and Australia. Randomised patients are treated with oral levosimendan (target dose 2mg daily) or placebo for 48 weeks in a double-blind, parallel group design.Baseline characteristics of the patients enrolled in REFALS are similar to those of other recent large clinical trials in ALS. Due to inclusion criteria, all patients in REFALS study have already had signs of decrease in their respiratory function. The patients enrolled in REFALS were on average 59.3 years of age, 61.9% percent male, and had experienced symptoms more than 2 years and had substantial disability based on the ALS-FRS-R score. Most patients were receiving riluzole and almost one third of patients in North America had started edaravone. Safety labs revealed relatively common increases in liver tests, low creatinine and frequently increased markers of muscle injury including CRP, creatine kinase and troponin T.

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10° Symposium EARNET

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 1 settembre 2019

Parma 6 e 7 settembre il Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Aziendali dell’Università di Parma ospiterà il 10° Symposium della European Auditing Research Network – EARNET. Professori e ricercatori altamente qualificati, insieme a professionisti specializzati nelle attività di revisione contabile e controllo provenienti da più di 50 Atenei esteri, presenteranno le loro ricerche per migliorare gli strumenti di misurazione e la qualità dei controlli, al fine di fornire informazioni affidabili agli operatori dei mercati finanziari.Il Symposium sarà preceduto il 5 settembre dal PhD Workshop, durante il quale una Faculty di 7 professori tra i più qualificati a livello internazionale sarà a disposizione di 15 dottorandi di ricerca per offrire suggerimenti volti a migliorare i loro progetti di tesi di dottorato.Uno dei momenti più qualificanti del Symposium sarà rappresentato dal Panel dedicato al mondo professionale: il 6 settembre alle 14 Ralf Bose, Chairman del Committee of European Auditing Oversight Bodies (CEAOB), membro dell’International Forum of Indipendent Audit Regolators (IFIAR), e Chairman di APAS (Organo di Controllo qualità dei revisori dei conti in Germania), Aasmund Eilifsen (docente della Norwegian School of Economics, capo del programma di ricerca “Digitalizzazione della revisione”) e Claudio Foglio (Central Mediterranean Internal Control Leader di Deloitte) discuteranno sul tema “Audit in a digitalized world – What’s new” (La revisione contabile in un mondo digitalizzato – Cosa cambiera?), moderati da Annette Kohler.L’evento è realizzato grazie al significativo coinvolgimento e riconoscimento delle attività di ricerca di Stefano Azzali, docente del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Aziendali, e di tutto il Dipartimento, e con il supporto di Deloitte.

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10th Annual Donation and Transplantation Symposium

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 19 agosto 2019

Registration is now open for the nation’s largest Donation and Transplantation Symposium to be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Convention Center in Pomona, California. Sponsored by OneLegacy, this 10th annual gathering is expected to attract more than 1,000 hospital and transplant professionals who will share best practices designed to positively impact organ and tissue donation activity in their own hospitals and communities.Topics to be discussed include the role of hospitals in the donation process, patient rights, community collaboration, the diagnosis of brain death, dealing with surgical delays and new innovations in tissue donation. Physicians, nurses, transplant center staffs, pastoral care professionals, palliative care professionals and social workers are among those expected to attend.“Organ and tissue donation is an incredible gift,” said Tom Mone, chief executive officer of OneLegacy, the largest organ, eye and tissue recovery organization in the world. “For 10 years this symposium has brought together health care professionals to share tools, information and innovations with the goal of saving more lives through organ and tissue donation as well as helping donor families find comfort and peace throughout the donation process.” OneLegacy achieved a record-setting performance in lives saved in 2018, with 1,519 lifesaving organ transplants, surpassing the previous mark set just a year earlier. In addition, OneLegacy fulfilled 2,893 individuals’ wishes to be tissue donors, which resulted in more than 150,000 tissues transplanted.

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Piper Jaffray Eastern Bank Symposium

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 12 Maggio 2019

Cambridge Bancorp (NASDAQ: CATC) and its subsidiary, Cambridge Trust Company, announced today that Chief Executive Officer Denis K. Sheahan, along with Chief Financial Officer Michael F. Carotenuto, will attend the 2019 Piper Jaffray Eastern Bank Symposium on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The conference will take place in Washington, DC.Cambridge Bancorp (NASDAQ: CATC), the parent company of Cambridge Trust Company, is a Massachusetts chartered commercial bank with $2.1 billion in total assets and maintains 10 Massachusetts banking offices. The Wealth Management Division has $3.1 billion in client assets under management and administration as of March 31, 2019 and maintains offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.On April 17, 2019, Cambridge Trust Company completed its merger with Optima Bank & Trust Company. The combined total asset value of Cambridge Bancorp after the merger is approximately $2.6 billion. The addition of Optima’s six banking offices will bring our total full service banking office count to sixteen.

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A symposium to kick off the Craig Newmark Centers at Columbia Journalism School and the Poynter Institute

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 Maggio 2019

Broadway Thursday, May 9 10:00am–4:00pm Columbia Journalism School. Good journalism is no longer sufficient to combat the assault on truth and democracy. Media companies are striving to counter the threat of information warfare by working in new and different ways, and to respond to the ethics challenges posed by this struggle.At this exclusive event, you’ll hear from journalists—including the Daily Beast editor Noah Shachtman, the Tow Center’s Emily Bell, NPR media correspondent and host of NPR’s On Point David Folkenflik, and Rappler co-founder Maria Ressa—about building credibility in the era of liars and leaks. You’ll dissect case studies with Poynter’s Kelly McBride and standards editors including The New York Times’ Philip Corbett. And you’ll better prepare for the future with insights from researchers, security experts, and big tech companies.Join the Columbia Journalism Review, the Poynter Institute, and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism as we define the extent of this new information war and identify new best practices for media organizations. The event marks the formal launch of Columbia’s Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security and Poynter’s Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership. (by Kyle Pope, CJR Editor)

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Car of the Future Symposium

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 Maggio 2019

On Thursday, May 9, Sundeep “Sunny” Madra, vice president of Ford X, Ford Mobility’s business incubator and accelerator, will participate in a fireside chat moderated by Itay Michaeli at Citi’s 2019 Car of the Future Symposium in New York.Madra is the co-founder and former CEO of Autonomic which was acquired by Ford Smart Mobility LLC in 2018. As a longtime entrepreneur and investor, Madra will speak about how Ford is nurturing a culture of innovation and speed as it transforms to deliver smart vehicles for a smart world.In addition, Madra will discuss Ford’s mobility services and solutions including the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) by Autonomic. The TMC is an open, cloud-based platform designed to support the ecosystem for mobility solutions. Madra will describe the successful applications and services Ford is building for the customers of its increasingly connected fleet of vehicles and how other OEMs can do the same using the TMC, now powered by Amazon Web Services.Ford’s fireside chat will take place 8-8:35 a.m. EDT on the 14th floor of Citi Center, 601 Lexington Avenue at East 54th Street, New York. It can be accessed at that time at or by clicking here.

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A symposium to kick off the Craig Newmark Centers at Columbia Journalism School and the Poynter Institute

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 16 aprile 2019

by Kyle Pope, CJR Editor. Broadway Thursday, May 910:00am–4:00pm Columbia School of Journalism. Good journalism is no longer sufficient to combat the assault on truth and democracy. Media companies are striving to counter the threat of information warfare by working in new and different ways, and to respond to the ethics challenges posed by this struggle.At this exclusive event, you’ll hear from journalists—including Daily Beast Editor Noah Schactman, NPR Media Reporter David Folkenflik and Rappler co-founder Maria Ressa—about building credibility in the era of liars and leaks. You’ll dissect case studies with standards editors including The New York Times’ Phil Corbett and CNN’s Stephen Holmes. And you’ll better prepare for the future with insights from researchers, security experts, and big tech companies.Join the Columbia Journalism Review, the Poynter Institute, and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism as we define the extent of this new information war and identify new best practices for media organizations. The event marks the formal launch of Columbia’s Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security and Poynter’s Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership.

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Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 18 marzo 2019

Toronto June 3-6, 2019 Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place. Members of the media can register for the event by contacting or Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo is the one event series that thousands of CIOs and their leadership teams consider indispensable. More than 900 Canadian CIOS and senior technology executives will come together to shape the future of IT and business strategies. IT Symposium/Xpo brings together a community of IT leaders, technology visionaries and Gartner experts to examine the industry’s most critical trends to help organizations build and execute world-class IT strategies.Digital business transformation is upon us. Now is the time for organizations to be more adaptive to change, and leaders need to bring new practices, develop new capabilities and create new ways to succeed – the ContinuousNEXT approach.During the opening keynote, Gartner’s leading analysts will connect the dots on the digital journey – from culture to technologies to strategy to operating models, so every CIO and IT leader can adapt to a world of continuous change.

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2019 International Scientific Symposium

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 marzo 2019

PanTheryx, a biotechnology company committed to realizing the potential of novel interventions to address a wide range of serious GI microbiome related health conditions, announced today the results of two new studies of its flagship product DiaResQ® at its first annual scientific symposium for clinicians. The symposium titled “DiaResQ: A Scientific Update” presented the findings along with case studies from around the globe. The meeting was held at the Shangri La Hotel in Bangkok over two days, March 1-2.
According to the World Health Organization, diarrhea is the second leading cause of death for children under five, with an estimated 1.7 billion cases of childhood diarrhea occurring each year. More than 80% of the cases occur in developing countries, including those in Africa and South Asia. Standard of care is limited, and primarily focused on symptom relief and preventing dehydration.DiaResQ is a nutritional intervention that contains immune factors, micronutrients, and macronutrients that work with the body to address the underlying cause of diarrhea. In clinical trials, DiaResQ resolved a majority of cases of pediatric diarrhea after one day of use. No serious adverse events attributable to DiaResQ have been reported in its clinical trials that have collectively enrolled over 1,000 children and adults.“We’re excited to bring together our international partners and key opinion leaders to share the latest scientific substantiation of the safety and efficacy of DiaResQ,” said Scott Hyman, senior vice president at PanTheryx. “It’s vital that we continue to make progress in addressing diarrhea, one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. We are working closely with clinicians and our partners to educate the medical community about the benefits of DiaResQ and ensure it’s available to everyone, especially children who are most at risk.”

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Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 12 dicembre 2018

Generon BioMed Holding Ltd. (Generon), announced today at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), positive results from a placebo-controlled trial with F-627, a recombinant human Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor (rhG-CSF) protein, designed using Generon’s DikineTM technology platform.Led by Principle Investigator Dr. John Glaspy, Estelle, Abe and Marjorie Endowed Chair in Cancer Research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center of UCLA, this global study of 122 woman with stage II-IV breast cancer receiving Myelotoxic chemotherapy demonstrates that subcutaneous administration of F-627 significantly reduced the duration of Grade 4 (severe) neutropenia in chemotherapy cycle 1 (P<0.0001); the mean treatment difference was 2.8 days (1.1 days vs. 3.9 days in the placebo arm). F-627 administration also resulted in lower incidence and shorter duration of Grade 4, Grade 3 and Grade 2 neutropenia. Other significant results included the finding that treatment with F-627 significantly reduced the incidence of febrile neutropenia (FN) (P<0.0016). The incidence of FN in the experimental arm was 4.8% and 28.2% in the placebo arm during cycle 1. Subjects in the experimental arm also had lower rates of antibiotic medication and pain medication use. In this study, F-627 was shown to be safe and well tolerated with no deaths, no injection site reactions and less gastrointestinal AEs (diarrhea, vomiting, stomatitis, and gastritis) than the placebo arm. During cycle 1 in the experimental arm, the five most common TEAEs (incidence rate >10%) were leukopenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, nausea, and alopecia. Across all cycles, there were 17 SAEs from 15 subjects of which 15 were FN.A single subcutaneous injection of F-627 significantly reduced the duration and incidence of severe neutropenia and febrile neutropenia while maintaining an excellent safety profile in patients with breast cancer undergoing high-dose chemotherapy.

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21st Assembly and International Symposium of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 26 novembre 2018

Florence (Italy), on 1, 2, 3 March 2019 International Symposium “HERITAGE as a BUILDER of PEACE”, to be held during the 21st General Assembly of the Foundation’s Life Beyond Tourism Movement. The 2019 edition “HERITAGE as a BUILDER of PEACE” Symposium marks the following milestones:
The DISSEMINATION of the Foundation’s “Life Beyond Tourism Movement” into and out of the Foundation’s network, to actively contribute to see the World Heritage Sites as a great opportunity for letting people meet and promoting, thus, dialogue among cultures for the growth of the international Community in Peaceful Coexistence:
“At Heritage Sites – which work for peace – heritage acquires a soul, protecting and enhancing itself and educating visitors, residents and all the actors of the travelling chain to protect all the heritage and planet Earth”.
The PROMOTION of the Local Cultural Expressions – as artisans, local typical products makers, etc. – with the knowledge of their territory – as a great opportunity to make closer relations between visitors and local communities: an opportunity of starting a relationship of collaboration between these people on the way towards mutual understanding.
EXCHANGE and DEBATE on a PLATFORM between the International Community of academicians and practitioners in environment, heritage and travel with the representatives of the local cultural expressions and intangibilities.
The LAUNCH of an APPEAL “Building Peace through Heritage” for a new way to look at Heritage Sites as a training ground for dialogue among various cultures.

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Symposium présentant le premier robot de préparation de médicaments au monde avec un dispositif de transfert en système clos

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 5 aprile 2018

New York, /PRNewswire/ L’ISOPP 2018 aura lieu à Shanghai, en Chine, au Kerry Hotel Pudong, du 11 au 13 avril 2018. Le symposium d’Equashield se tiendra de 12h30 à 14h le mercredi 11 avril. Son symposium satellite lors de l’ISOPP 2018 se concentrant sur la robotique pour les médicaments cytotoxiques comprendra des experts de premier plan et une présentation en réalité augmentée du robot de préparation de médicaments dangereux Equashield Pro Equashield (, fournisseur de premier plan dans le domaine des dispositifs de transfert en système clos (CSTD) pour médicaments dangereux, a annoncé aujourd’hui que la société dirigera un symposium examinant l’utilisation de la robotique dans la manipulation de médicaments cytotoxiques à l’occasion de l’International Symposium on Oncology Pharmacy Practice (ISOPP).
Ce symposium présentera Equashield Pro, le premier robot de préparation de médicaments utilisant la technologie exclusive CSTD d’Equashield. Il abordera également le rôle qu’Equashield Pro va jouer en augmentant la production de médicaments dans les pharmacies, tout en assurant la sécurité des pharmaciens.Le symposium comprendra des présentations d’experts du secteur de premier plan :
Yaakov Cass, pharmacien de district émérite pour le ministère de la Santé israélien, sur le thème La robotique pour les médicaments cytotoxiques : la dernière frontière.
Le Dr Salim Hadad, directeur du département des services pharmaceutiques au Centre médical Rambam, sur le thème Quel rôle peut jouer Equashield dans le maintien de la sécurité des pharmaciens.
Le symposium d’Equashield inclura également une démonstration réalité augmentée du robot Equashield.Employant des technologies robotiques avancées, Equashield Pro permet la préparation rapide d’une variété de doses de chimiothérapie spécifiques au patient grâce à une méthode qui raccourcit le flux du processus tout en réalisant plusieurs tâches simultanées. Comparable en taille à une enceinte de sécurité biologique standard, il s’intègre facilement dans les pharmacies hospitalières, tandis que le logiciel de vérification des doses protège contre les cas d’erreurs d’identification et de dosage de médicaments.

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Empire Medical Training to Participate in 2018 South Beach Symposium

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 21 febbraio 2018

Loews Miami Beach Hotel, March 1 – 4, 2018.Empire Medical Training, Inc., the premiere full-time physician-led nationwide provider of accredited continuing medical education and training workshops for physicians and healthcare professionals, today announced that the company will present an exclusive Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Aesthetics and Hair Restoration Workshop by Empire’s faculty member Dr. Luis Soro at the 2018 South Beach Symposium (SBS).
Award-winning dermatologist Dr. Luis Soro will lead Empire’s 3-Hour Platelet Rich Plasma Demonstration Certification Workshop for Aesthetics and Hair Restoration. This exclusive course developed just for SBS attendees includes a live patient PPR Hair Restoration demonstration.
Dr. Soro, a Miami native, is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon, He has an earned an international celebrity reputation and patient following. He is affiliated with Ft. Lauderdale’s SHINO BAY Cosmetic Dermatology, Plastic Surgery and Laser Institute, the destination of choice for clients seeking a practice offering the most advanced technologies available anywhere.Empire’s President and Medical Director Stephen Cosentino, DO, says, “This exclusive for SBS attendees only workshop provides participants with a condensed, yet comprehensive overview of PRP for Aesthetics and Hair Restoration.”Adds Dr. Cosentino, “We are honored to participate in the 2018 South Beach Symposium that offers the latest world-class, on trend education for the newest therapies, technologies and procedures in medical and cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine.”
The South Beach Symposium is an annual four-day event that gathers medical professionals to deliver educational content on the newest therapies, technologies, procedures and practice guidelines for physicians and practitioners in the dermatology and aesthetic medicine fields. For more information, please visit the

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3rd Annual Iranian Aviation Symposium

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 14 febbraio 2018

Tehran, Iran – April 22nd-23rd, 2018 Following the success of the previous events in Tehran, the 3rd Annual Iranian Aviation Symposium will explore the latest developments in Iran’s aviation sector. This event will provide the platform for high level debate, exchange of ideas and information as well as unparalleled networking opportunities for aviation executives from around the world.Investment and business opportunities in Iran present a challenge for the industry. This major event will explore the latest developments in the aviation sector of this country and new business opportunities and challenges for operators and manufacturers. It is a unique opportunity for all participants to debate the future of aviation, discuss different business models, enhance their knowledge about the Iranian market, learn about regional infrastructure developments, and network with leading experts.The 3rd Annual Symposium will also provide a unique networking opportunity for aircraft operators and manufacturers, registries, banks, airports, law firms, financial analysts, leasing and finance companies and any aviation professional with an interest in the development of the aviation sector in Iran.

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Symposium on Global Sustainability

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 17 settembre 2017

symposiumRoma Martedì 19 settembre p.v., alle ore 9.15 presso l’Accademia d’Ungheria in Roma si terrà il Simposio sulla sostenibilità globale (Symposium on Global Sustainability), organizzato dall’Università Cattolica Péter Pázmány e dal suo gruppo di lavoro CPSES (Centro per l’Ingegneria dei Sistemi di Processo e la Sostenibilità).Nel corso del Simposio – che si svolgerà in lingua inglese – verrà illustrato il progetto avviato dall’Agenzia per la protezione dell’ambiente degli Stati Uniti (US EPA) nel 2005 e continuato tra il 2010 ed il 2015 sotto la supervisione congiunta del Dr. Urmila Diwekar, Istituto di Ricerca Vishwamitra di Chicago e del professor Heriberto Cabezas (Centro per l’Ingegneria dei Sistemi di Processo e la Sostenibilità (CPSES) dell’Università Cattolica Péter Pázmány.Si tratta di una rappresentazione matematica delle principali dinamiche del Mondo, ispirata al modello “Limits to Growth” di Meadows, D. H., Meadows, D. L., Randers, J., & Behrens, W. W. (1972 ). Il modello matematico comprende l’ecosistema, la popolazione umana, l’industria, la generazione di energia, la macroeconomia e i rudimenti di un sistema giuridico con proprietà privata, fiscalità e regolamentazione. Relatori:
Fr. Anzelm Szuromi, Rettore dell’Università Cattolica Péter Pázmány
S.Em.a Card. Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Dicastero per il Servizio Integrale per lo Sviluppo
Urmila Diwekar, Presidente e fondatore del Vishwamitra Research Institute
Heriberto Cabezas, Professore presso l’Università Cattolica Péter Pázmány
Diogo Bolster, Professore dell’Università di Notre Dame
Alex Mayer, Professore della Michigan Technological University
Ferenc Friedler, Professore presso l’Università Cattolica Péter Pázmány (foto: Symposium)

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Offshore Energy 2016

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 Maggio 2016

amsterdamAmsterdam 25 & 26 October 2015 the Netherlands (Halls 8,9,10 & 11). the Offshore WIND Conference which will be held in October as part of Offshore Energy. The chairman of the Offshore WIND Conference 2016 is Stephen Bolton, operations director, Bibby Marine Services. Next to the offshore WIND Conference, the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Symposium will be organized on 26 October as well as the Marine Energy Event, in cooperation with EWA, on the same day, further strengthening the ties between oil and gas and the renewable industries.
Offshore Energy is an annual event focused on the complete offshore energy industry. It covers both the exploration and production of the conventional energy resources oil & gas as well as the expanding renewable part of the energy mix such as offshore wind and marine renewable energy. Renewables play an important role during OEEC 2016, which is why it is the ideal place to find out where the future of energy is heading.
Next to the exhibition that covers 4 massive halls at Amsterdam RAI, totaling an area of approximately 26,000 m², more than 80 speakers representing some of the biggest players in the offshore energy industry will feature at the conference. The conference presents an extensive three day conference program consisting of keynotes, technical sessions, master classes, meetings of industry organizations, the Marine Energy Event and the Offshore WIND Conference.A fascinating mix of leaders from the business, buyers, investors, engineers and other interested parties within the offshore energy sector will get the opportunity to meet each other at OEEC and it is precisely this balance between supply and demand which is bringing more and more interested people to our expanding OEEC in Amsterdam every year.The current oil prices and the rise of the renewables have led us to believe 2016 will see the industry ‘Entering a new area’, which has also been chosen as theme for OEEC 2016. The theme will also be reflected in the extensive three day conference program where subjects such as subsea processing & infrastructure, decommissioning, knowledge management, asset integrity, Iran, LNG and optimizing value by building alliances across the E&P chain will be presented and discussed.
One of the exciting new developments this year will be the attendance of Iranian companies who will present themselves at the Iran pavilion during the entire event. OEEC 2016 together with CBC Oil & Gas have tailored activities for Iranian companies to meet the international energy industry at their national pavilion and during a dedicated technical session on Iran, where the developments in the Iranian oil industry will be discussed.

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10th Regional Seapower Symposium

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 19 ottobre 2015

veneziaVenezia Dal 21 al 23 ottobre 2015 la Marina Militare ospiterà nella rinnovata Sala Squadratori dell’Arsenale di Venezia il 10th Regional Seapower Symposium, Forum Marittimo internazionale al quale parteciperanno circa 50 Capi delle Marine Militari del Mediterraneo, del Mar Nero e di altre Marine oltre a molteplici organizzazioni internazionali che hanno ruoli rilevanti nello stesso ambito.Il Simposio – evento biennale giunto alla sua decima edizione – si concentra sulla Sicurezza dei Mari nell’area del “Mediterraneo Allargato” per fornire risposte adeguate alle nuove sfide che, originate o provenienti dal mare, portano i loro effetti sulla sicurezza e sul benessere di tutti.Dialogo e cooperazione sono la chiave per sviluppare la necessaria fiducia reciproca tra le diverse nazioni che cooperano, grazie alle loro Marine, nelle comuni strategie di sicurezza per affrontare il terrorismo internazionale, la pirateria, l’immigrazione illegale ed l’inquinamento dell’ambiente marino.Per la prima volta, il Simposio si terrà nella Sala Squadratori “Tezon dei Squadradori del 1778”, luogo di grande valore storico e simbolico per la marineria veneziana, oggetto di un profondo e accurato lavoro di restauro da parte della Marina, in stretta collaborazione con la “Soprintendenza Belle Arti e Paesaggio per Venezia e Laguna”, che ha riportato a rinnovato splendore la più grande sala d’europa senza colonne, nel pieno rispetto della struttura originale e dei vincoli architettonici.

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Symposium reframes dialogue on secular society, religion, and the common good

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 aprile 2015

bahai community canadaVANCOUVER — Leading Canadian scholars, public servants, and civil society actors gathered here for a symposium at the University of British Columbia from 22 to 24 March to explore the meaning of building a “whole society” and the constructive role of religion in the secular, public sphere. Organized by a national committee representing a cross-section of civil society organizations in Canada, including the Public Affairs Office of the Canadian Baha’i Community, the conference, titled “Our Whole Society: Bridging the Religious-Secular Divide”, involved some 140 participants. Speakers included: Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom; Marie Wilson, a commissioner with Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission; Doug White, Director of the Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation at the University of Vancouver Island; and Gerald Filson, Director of Public Affairs of the Baha’i Community of Canada and Chair of the Canadian Interfaith Conversation, among others.A panel discussion at “Our Whole Society: Bridging the Religious-Secular Divide” conference, held 22-24 March 2015 at the University of British Colombia in… »
Dr. Filson gave the following perspective on the insights gleaned from the conference: “Many spoke about the importance of giving greater space in society to the positive influence which the concepts and principles of religious thinking can provide, that freedom to believe is a necessary condition in secular societies even as we safeguard the gains in social harmony and the richness of culture which pluralism brings to modern societies.””In the final analysis it is the love and fellowship and an attitude that others matter to each of us which will create the foundations of a society in which all members of the human family will be able to participate in the discourses that shape society,” continued Dr. Filson.This year’s conference followed a similar event held in May 2013 at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Geoffrey Cameron, Principal Researcher for the Baha’i Community of Canada, and member of the conference’s steering committee explained: “We began this initiative about four years ago, when a small group of people came together out of a shared concern to articulate more clearly the positive role of religion in Canada’s public discourse.” “We held one conference and continued working with each other and a network of others,” continued Mr. Cameron. He elaborated that their dialogue sought to generate greater understanding about how society could “reconcile religion, secularism and the common good”.The conference featured plenary sessions addressing several overarching themes: the proper role of religion in the public sphere; the merits and limits of secularism; the process of reconciliation between diverse peoples; how to define the common good in the context of religious pluralism; the scope and limits of religious freedom; and the role of youth in society.Interspersed between these presentations were workshops where practitioners shared insights from experience.”We need to move beyond the binary of religious versus secular, public versus private, faith versus reason, and concentrate instead on working together for the good of our whole society,” stated the Reverend Karen Hamilton, the General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches, in the opening presentation.Discussions on occasion explored the tension in secular societies between two aspects of religion’s place in public life: on the one hand, secularism provides an approach to governance that includes basic rights to religious liberty for the individual; on the other, when taken too far, it can restrict the role of religious perspectives in public discourse.Professor Paul Bramadat, one of Canada’s leading scholars of religion, cautioned, “it is important to keep religious tools and concepts alive in public discourse and not lose their meaning through secular ‘translation’.”However, Alia Hogben, director of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, made the case that society needs criteria to assess the role of religion in public life: “Does this religion contribute to the common good? Does it serve the well-being of all? If so, then it should be admitted into public discourse” she said.Professor John Stackhouse, a theologian at Regent College, posited that the diversity of religions in Canada requires every religion to re-examine its teachings in order to “excavate the grounds on which to live with others who are different”.Prof Stackhouse also highlighted the importance of religion’s place in the web of social institutions.”Part of building a whole society,” he said, “is investing in ‘intermediate organizations’ between the individual and the state – such as religious groups and civil society.” Religions, he explained, face pressures in the secular world because they present obstacles to consumerism.One of the highlights of the event was a session with Dr. Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom. Bennett described the relationship between the defence of religious freedom and the promotion of human dignity, which are essential to define a common life together.”It is important for institutions in society to have the competence to engage with diverse religions,” he said. “Religious literacy informs peoples’ actions in society, and it is through open conversations with each other that we improve this literacy.”The conference also looked at the role that young people play in constructive social transformation. Speaking during a workshop on youth and the spirit of social change, Christine Boyle, Director of the NGO Spirited Social Change, noted that “many social movements led by youth reflect a spiritual longing to create a better world through selfless service.”Another speaker, Eric Farr from the Baha’i community, echoed these thoughts, stating that “many youth aspire for a vision of spiritual change – that is, a vision of a more unified and just society…We need to trust in the capacity of all and the longing of all to contribute to the well-being of the whole.”The closing address of the conference was given by Doug White, in a session titled “Recognizing our oneness: Reconciliation as the challenge of our time”. Addressing this theme, Mr. White, a former Chief of Snuneymuxw First Nation, said that dialogue would need to move beyond many of the adversarial relationships which currently characterize Canadian society.”Pitting yourselves against each other is not a pathway to reconciliation” he said. “We need an active and full discourse about the social change necessary to realize reconciliation in society. This can come either from great suffering or reaching out and seeking understanding between different people in society.””[Reconciliation] demands a new mindset and orientation to ourselves, each other and with those around us. This is a spiritual, moral, and ethical challenge…”Reflecting on the event, Mr. Cameron said, “We were very pleased with the quality of conversation at the conference, and the genuine excitement expressed at the ideas shared by other participants.”He explained that the conference is part of an ongoing “process of collective inquiry”.”It is collective because it is growing and expanding to include more people. And it is an inquiry because we are motivated and unified by the questions we ask, not the presumption that we have the correct answers.”

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Concluso l’Italy Symposium USA 2011 Puglia

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 23 novembre 2011

Trulli di Alberobello, Italy

Numeri ed esiti dell’educational tour per operatori turistici statunitensi, organizzato dall’Assessorato al Turismo della Regione Puglia e dalla Camera di Commercio di BariCala il sipario sull’Italy Symposium USA 2011, l’educational tour dedicato al mercato turistico americano, realizzato dal 14 al 19 novembre dall’ Assessorato al Turismo della Regione Puglia e dalla Camera di Commercio di Bari in collaborazione con ENIT Nord America e ITPC (Italian Travel Promotion Council), l’associazione cui aderiscono i più importanti tour operator degli Stati Uniti.Il territorio regionale ha ospitato per una settimana 250 operatori del turismo statunitensi tra stampa, tour operator e agenzie viaggi. In un fitto calendario di eventi in si sono intrecciati business, cultura e turismo: due convegni per la presentazione del territorio e dell’offerta turistica regionale (Symposium part I and II); più di 500 incontri business to business fra operatori pugliesi e americani; un tour di sei giorni per la Puglia, con tappe a Bari, Trani, Monte Sant’Angelo, Alberobello, Martina Franca, Ostuni, Lecce; la collaborazione con i migliori professionisti pugliesi dell’enogastronomia, della ricettività, della ristorazione; uno show finale di balli popolari pugliesi e musica lirica ospitato dal salone dei servizi della Camera di Commercio.Soddisfazione anche da parte della Camera di Commercio di Bari: “Siamo stati l’unico caso italiano di un ente camerale – sostiene il presidente Alessandro Ambrosi – che abbia cooperato con la Regione per l’organizzazione di un Symposium e ne sono felice. Sono anche convinto che questa iniziativa saprà generare concrete occasioni d’affari per i nostri alberghi, i nostri ristoratori e la nostra ricettività in genere. Lo dimostra il successo degli incontri B2B tenutisi nel Salone della Camera di Commercio il pomeriggio del 14 novembre: quasi cinque ore di lavori, con più di 100 aziende pugliesi che si sono incontrate con 36 tour operator americani. Mi pare che una vetrina del genere capiti molto raramente per un territorio e per la sua offerta turistica. Questo format vincente vedremo di applicarlo nuovamente ad altri mercati cui rivolgere il nostro prodotto turistico”.

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