LG Electronics and SEALCO ran, on the 25th of November 2014, a series of training workshops at SEALCO’s training facility under the LG AC Academy, the region’s only dedicated air conditioning academy.
LG Electronics announced the appointment of new executives to lead the LG Home Entertainment and LG Mobile Communications companies and the merger of its Home Appliance and Air Conditioning & Energy Solution business units to create a consolidated LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company.
The Nissan Tiida has won ‘Best Hatchback of the year’ in the ‘Middle East Car of the Year’ awards, bringing another prestigious trophy to the Japanese automaker’s showcase.
Every Air France KLM-Banque Libano Francaise Visa cardholder who used their card for a minimum purchase of $2000 in Lebanon or abroad between December 1, 2014, and January 1, 2015, got 2000 additional Flying Blue Bonus Miles.
Gargour Automotive showroom in Dora kicked off the holiday season with a very festive and green installation outside the facility decorated with used accesories from their own workshops and body shop.
As part of its commitment to the Lebanese community, ABC has initiated a food safety campaign that included a series of auditing measures conducted on all food & beverage outlets operating in both Ashrafieh and Dbayeh branches.
Adidas has unveiled a new pair of boots to celebrate the childhood of Leo Messi and inspired by Leo’s upbringing in Rosario, Argentina.
Le Royal Hotel held a surprise VIP dinner for Nadhmi Auchi, the chair of General Mediterranean Holding, which Le Royal Hotels & Resorts falls under, at Le Royal Beirut in honor of his new title.
Low-carb brand Annette held a live cooking workshop at Kitchen Lab to introduce its range of products and their incorporation into daily diets showcasing that there is no need to sacrifice taste for health.
A novel 2-mg injection has been approved for use against diabetic macular edema in Lebanon — which now joins more than 30 countries where Bayer HealthCare’s Aflibercept is available for management of the disease.
Saad & Trad, the exclusive dealer of Automobili Lamborghini in Lebanon, organized a ride and drive event on the 7th of December.
As part of the “alfa 4-Life” CSR program, alfa marked the holiday month through the annual celebration of SOS Children’s Villages, which was held this year at the UNESCO Palace.
Total Liban recently invited the media to two sporting events in order to highlight the culture of rugby. Total Liban supports the LRUF by sponsoring the Beirut Phoenicians team and the Rugby Championship: “Total Lebanese Rugby Club Championship”.
Leading luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has revealed that it has clenched two prestigious automotive prizes at the 2014 Middle East Car of the Year Awards.
SANAD, the Home Hospice Organization of Lebanon, brought Iranian– American comedian Maz Jobrani back to Beirut for an unforgettable night of laughter at Forum de Beyrouth on December 14, 2014.
Global travel technology company Sabre has announced the next step in developing travel services that work across a number of wearable devices, including smartwatches and Google Glass.
Banque Libano-Française won the “Driving Financial Inclusion” award from MasterCard during the MasterCard Innovation Forum 2014.
Lebanon’s classical pianist Elio Kallassi, along with the remarkable Lebanese Tenor Edgard Aoun, joined together to perform “Eclectic”, a first of its kind collaboration that derives style from a broad range of sources.
Raymond Audi, general manager of Bank Audi and the Audi Foundation, received the “Banker of the Year Award for Distinguished Service to Arab Banking” at the annual gala dinner of the Arab Bankers Association, held in the Jumairah Carlton Tower Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge.
As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, dozens of SMEs and industry leaders gathered at Beirut Digital District for IGNITE, where entrepreneurs pitched their products and discussed commercial deals with C-suite representatives from large corporations.
PepsiCo celebrated the completion of its ninth year of the Saad Abdul Latif Tomooh program for university grants in partnership with NGO Ajialouna.
For this year’s Human Rights Day, the United Nations, manifested by Live Lebanon — a UNDP initiative — and UNIC-Beirut, joined hands with NGO IDRAAC and Lebanese pop star Ramy Ayach for a fundraising gala dinner.
During his visit to Hamburg, Germany, on November 25, 2014, Jacques R. Saadé announced the acquisition of the German company OPDR.
BMW Group Middle East has continued its exponential growth over the first three quarters of 2014, registering a sales increase of 21 percent and delivering 22,786 BMW and MINI cars to customers across 12 Middle East markets.
The CMA CGM Corporate Foundation for Children has awarded eight Lebanese and French associations whose projects are aimed at improving the daily lives of 2,500 ill children and victims of trauma.
On the occasion of World Lung Cancer Awareness month in November 2014, oncologists in Lebanon and Boehringer Ingelheim have urged people to understand lung cancer.
Visa has partnered with international shipping platform and shopping facilitator shipnow2.me to enable Visa cardholders in the Middle East to shop at thousands of U.S. e-tailers that do not ship internationally.
Supported by touch, the Lebanese Welfare Association for the Handicapped inaugurated the touch electro neurophysiological diagnostic clinic in the Nabih Berri Rehabilitation Compound in Sarafand, South Lebanon.
The Municipality of Jbail inaugurated, in cooperation with Byblos Bank, the 2014 Christmas decoration during a ceremony held in the Roman Street.
Choucair Group opened a 4,000 square meter, three floor showroom in Sin el Fil, displaying ceramics tiles, marble, quartz, corian, mosaic, sanitary ware and accessories.
Stella McCartney launched the White Ribbon campaign in partnership with the Kering Corporate Foundation, supporting the elimination of violence against women.
The Dubai Mall welcomed more than one million visitors during the three day Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience, which attracted the world’s leading names in fashion.
Epilepsy featured prominently at the sixth Lebanese Society of Neurology International Congress, with the introduction of lacosamide, a drug commercialized as Vimpat.
Officine Panerai launched a new watch, Luminor 1950 Flyback Chronograph 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica, in which the classic quality of the design is integrated with the sophistication of the P.9100 manufacture chronograph movement and with thetechnical quality and design of the black ceramic case.
LG Electronics unveiled its new 4K monitor (model 31MU97) for global rollout starting the last week of November 2014.
Memac Ogilvy has announced the appointment of multi-award winning creative talent Paul Shearer as the group’s new Chief Creative Officer.
Princess Camilla de Bourbon des Deux Siciles looked elegant at Monaco’s National Day, wearing a custom made aubergine dress and coat designed for her by Georges Chakra.
Grand Cinemas launched its latest addition to the concessions selections, “AIR Popcorn”, a low fat and oil free popcorn that pops out on heated air only.
Nivea Men gave men the secret tools to celebrate their Movember success with the Nivea Men Originals skin care range guaranteeing the best shave.
Downtown Beirut rivaled the world’s fashion capitals with the exclusive MasterCard Aïshti Fashion Experience Beirut 2014 in November.
Ford Motor Company, underscoring its growing ambitions in the Middle East and Africa, introduced the allnew Mustang at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
L’Officiel-Levant and A magazine played host to twelve emerging designers during a weeklong celebration of local talent titled Beirut’s Nouvelle Vague during mid November.
Tamer Frères had the pleasure to announce the grand opening of its new Audemars Piguet boutique in downtown Beirut, Banks Street on December 15, 2014.
Beirut based M1 Retail Concepts Lebanon, part of M1 Group, officially opened the first branch of The White Company on November 17, 2014, in Beirut City Center.
Luxurious award winning products from GROHE will be installed within Plus Towers, Beirut’s newest edifice, developed by Plus Properties.
The Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education is incorporating nutrition awareness into its Health Education Unit’s curriculum through the full adoption of the “Nestlé Healthy Kids Program — Ajyal Salima”.
In a country where road accidents continue to increase due to excessive drinking and drugged driving, Almaza partnered with NGO Kunhadi to raise awareness about responsible drinking.
Hellofood, the online food ordering platform, has officially launched its application in Lebanon with a ceremony at the Golden Tulip hotel in Hamra.
The departure of Jacques Souplet, MD of Total Liban, was marked by an evening of celebration on November 14, 2014, at the Résidence des Pins, where a tribute was paid to the person who managed Total Liban for five years.
Sidel, a global provider of liquid packaging solutions, announced that Tannourine Water will have its production capacity increased, after installing a Sidel Matrix Combi water line with a capacity of 31,500 bottles per hour.
The company Green Cedar Lebanon, represented by Pascale Choueiry Saad and Lara Hanna Debs, organized a unique event that aimed to “Demonstrate our unconditional love and support to the Lebanese Army.”
LG Electronics and Google have entered into a long term patent crosslicensing agreement covering a broad range of products and technologies.
The second edition of Foodex Saudi was inaugurated in mid November 2014 by Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid bin Turki Al Saud, deputy chair of the Meteorology and Environmental Protection Technical Affairs office.
All-inclusive offshore solutions provider Lebanon Offshore and auditing and consulting firm Majzoub & Partners CPAs-Nexia International organized a conference titled “Why is it so difficult for Lebanese offshore companies to open a bank account in Lebanon?” on November 14, 2014, in Beirut.
Following the success of their first installment Guillaume à Beyrouth, Nancy Gabriel and Guillaume Excoffier premiered their eclectic mix of collector pieces at this year’s Guillaume à Beyrouth Part 2, from November 25 until December 20, 2014.
Nissan Middle East has set a new Guinness World Records title for the longest twin vehicle drifting where two Nissan Z cars drifted around a track at the same time without stopping for 28.52 kilometres.
Zurich Insurance Middle East has reaffirmed its commitment to the Lebanese insurance market following
concerns that the global insurer was to close its operations in Lebanon.
Azadea Group has won the MENAFA Award for the Best MENA Multi-Brand Operator, presented on the sides of the Franchise Expo at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel Convention Centre in Dubai.
Hodema consulting services, a leader in Lebanon in terms of hospitality, retail and real estate consultancy with its headquarters in Beirut and covering the Middle East and Africa regions, organized a dinner at La Table d’Alfred on December 10, 2014, to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary.
WonderEight drew 2014 to a close while reaching out to children in need through a powerful campaign that gave consumers the added value of investing in a noble cause via Himaya with every purchase of a Hoover product.
Manasseh and Baccarat united to celebrate the 250 years of Baccarat on November 17, 2014, at the Villa Sursock in Beirut.
The awarding of the Nobel Prizes in December was a cause for special celebration this year for Beiersdorf researchers because this time the highest scientific prize was also given to a cooperation partner of the NIVEA producer: Professor Stefan Hell.
JouéClub celebrated the grand opening of its sixth store at City Mall revealing thrilling novelties and surprises.
CMA CGM announced that the Court of Beirut has decided to suspend the execution of the Judgment of the Court of Appeal of Damascus in the litigation initiated by Mr. Johnny Saadé and MISTRAL Company.
Creditbank joined hands with Toufoula Foundation by making the children’s environment more vibrant and lively while undergoing treatment at the Geitaoui Hospital.
Bank Audi has announced the opening of its latest flagship Novo branch in the Palladium Building in Beirut Central District.
Rotana has been recognized for its continuous efforts and success by attaining a special achievement award for the World’s Leading Business Hotel Brand at the World Travel Awards.
Dunes Center held a wide array of Christmas activities throughout the month of December, committed to granting wishes, gifts, treats and entertainment to all.
Flydubai announced the addition of three new routes to its growing network with flights to Chennai, Hargeisa and Nejran to commence in the first quarter of 2015.
Samsung Electronics announced a partnership with Christie’s to auction a stunning, gold lacquer painted 78” Curved UHD TV.
Azadea Foundation transformed the René Mouawad Sanayeh Garden into a decorated Christmas haven for children from the Lebanese Child Home Association who face social and educational problems
SGBL is pleased to announce that it was granted the “Social Economic Award — Team Engagement” at the fourth annual event organized by First Protocol at the Casino du Liban.
Marking a huge honour for BMW Welt, December 2014 saw the British band Coldplay celebrate the end of their “Ghost Stories Tour 2014” with an exclusive gig in the Munich auditorium.
Sakker El Dekkene, the Lebanese anticorruption NGO, held its first Executive Committee elections since its creation a year ago, electing Rabih El Chaar as the new president.
Samsung Electronics announced that it won 36 prestigious International Consumer Electronics Show 2015 Innovation Awards.
Dubai Aviation Corporation (trading as “flydubai”), came to the market with a landmark debut sukuk transaction and successfully raised $500 million through a five year sukuk.
Samsung Electronics unveiled its new innovative concept printers at IFA 2014.
Bellevue Medical Center celebrated its fifth anniversary on December 19 during its annual Christmas Dinner.
Nicole Scherzinger helped British Airways launch the latest innovation that allows customers to experience destinations in a virtual world before booking.
After CME announced their Independence App competition, nine different teams from six universities participated and came up with some innovative ideas, attracting more than 4,000 users in a week.
BMW Group Middle East is marking the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims by urging drivers and their passengers to buckle up.
Nissan Motor Co. announced that the limited edition “45th Anniversary” Nissan GT-R will go on sale in early February, in conjunction with the release of the 2015 model year GT-R.
Bassoul-Heneine recently hosted an action packed, seven day event — entitled “BMW Fascination Days” — to give customers the chance to discover and test drive the new range of models.
Zomato, the popular restaurant search and discovery service, announced in November that it had closed a fresh round of funding of $60 million, bringing their valuation to $660 million.
As a founding member and major sponsor of the World Architecture Festival, GROHE used this platform to premiere several new products and present selected highlights from its current range.
Mindshare’s most recent media summit, operating under the theme “Planning for Agility,” brought together the industry’s brightest minds to discuss harmonizing paid, owned and earned channels to maximize brand awareness and marketing effectiveness.
In the framework of the set of conferences held throughout the year at the Beirut Traders Association (BTA) in cooperation with BLOM Bank, Patrice Paoli, ambassador of France to Lebanon, gave a talk.
The new MINI Connected ready App enables GoPro cameras to be controlled using the MINI operating system.
Beauty Concept in Dunes Center in Verdun invited the “Miss Tourism
Universe” contestants on November 14, 2014, to get a closer look at the shop’s products and services.
Alfa marked a new international technological achievement at the BDL Beirut Marathon.
Rotana says the innovation of customer driven smart technology is translating into a significant boost in business with a 20 percent increase in monthly mobile bookings.
Samsung Electronics announced the launch of a new campaign for the Samsung NX1, the new premium compact system camera.
Rotana will add 3,360 rooms to its existing 12,607 room count across the region, with a development pipeline headlined by 12 new properties.
For the third consecutive year, Boecker, the region’s largest public health provider, actively participated in the “Beirut Cooking Festival 2014”.
This Christmas, BeitMisk welcomed the season in a grand way by bringing you for a second year more fun-filled and magical moments at the now-larger Santa’s Factory.
This Christmas season, Cadbury Adams Middle East, part of Mondelez International, brought Côte D’Or chocolates to create the fondest memories families cherish most.
Truecaller has announced the launch of Trudialler, a smart keypad, on Google Play.
Under the auspices of the Minister of Telecommunications and as part of the “alfa-4-Life” CSR program, nine children from the SOS Children’s Villages signed their first book, “Saeed and the magical tree”, at the Librairie Antoine stand at the Francophone Book Fair of Beirut.
From Tuesday June 30, 2015, British Airways flights from Beirut will arrive into London Heathrow’s Terminal 5, the home of British Airways.
Joseph Ghossoub, chair and chief executive officer of MENACOM, has been honored with the 2014 Outstanding Contribution Award at the Arabian Business Achievement Awards for his service to the region’s communications industry.
Hot on the heels of the UberBLACK Beirut, Uber, the international smartphone app that seamlessly connects riders with a private driver, officially launched uberX in the city in November 2014.
Gargour & Fils launched a temporary Mercedes-Benz concept store in Lebanon at the Mercedes-Benz showroom in Dora from November 5 to 15, 2014.
Rotana announced the launch of Tri G, its latest project in the fast growing Turkish market.
Bernard Khoury has been named the fourth and final judge for the Jaguar MENA Design XE Competition.
LG Electronics announced the all-new LG Music Flow for music lovers worldwide.
USAID, through its Lebanon Industry Value Chain Development project, supported the participation of eleven food cooperatives at the Beirut Cooking Festival in the “Naturally Healthy” exhibition booth.
Flydubai celebrated the arrival of its inaugural service to Mumbai.
Truecaller announced its collaboration with Microsoft to exclusively offer Live Caller ID Lookup Functionality on Lumia devices.
Azadea Foundation organized its third “Plantation Day”, in collaboration with Jouzour Loubnan, as part of its continuous commitment to promote sustainable reforestation.
In a ceremony held on November 5 at Villa Linda Sursock, former Justice Minister Charles Rizk signed his new book “Between the Lebanese Chaos and Syrian Disintegration” that was published by Dar Annahar.
BMW Group took steps to initiate a generational change at the head of the Board of Management and Supervisory Board. Harald Krüger is to become chair of the Board of Management in May 2015.
Watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre announced that its iconic RendezVous line, with functions such as chronographs, moon phases and calendars, had demystified such complications for women.
CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the CMA CGM LITANI was delivered on December 3, 2014, in China, marking the third of a series of 28 vessels from 9400 TEUs to 10,900 TEUs that will be delivered from now until the third quarter of 2016.
SGBL announced the appointment of Jamil Jamil Bayram as advisor to the chair for business development.
The BMW Group celebrated the first car to be assembled in its new South American automobile plant in Araquari, Santa Catarina State, Brazil.
Nissan has revealed that owners of the LEAF, its 100 percent electric car, have collectively recorded an impressive one billion kilometres on the CarWings telematics system worldwide.
BMW Group has announced that Ralf Bissinger will succeed Alexander Eftimov as sales and marketing director for BMW Group in the Middle East, effective as of January 2015.
BLOM Bank was awarded the “Best Bank in Lebanon for 2014” by the prestigious international financial institution The Banker, the fourth time in a row the bank wins this award.