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media pro­cess­ing and en­cod­ing plat­form to de­liver UHD con­tent from camera to con­sumer, across the en­tire media de­liv­ery land­scape. Ma­jid Al Fut­taim an­nounced the launch of its flag­ship com­mu­nity in Dubai, Ti­lal Al Ghaf.

Tech­nol­ogy has the abil­ity to help us man­age our time bet­ter in or­der to cook health­ier home­made meals. LG’s ex­ten­sive port­fo­lio of prod­ucts make it pos­si­ble for users world­wide to live lives that are hap­pier, health­ier, and more pro­duc­tive.

Acres De­vel­op­ment Holding and Hawat In­vest­ment an­nounced dur­ing a joint press con­fer­ence held at By­b­los Sur Mer ho­tel, the launch of the new LeMall Jbeil, due to open in 2020.

Fol­low­ing the un­prece­dented suc­cess of the global reveal of the

Huawei P20 Pro de­vice, Huawei con­sumer busi­ness group an­nounced that the de­vice is ex­pected to hit Le­banese mar­ket sooner than planned due to high pub­lic de­mand.

Visa Inc. an­nounced that pro­fes­sional foot­baller, Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic, will be the new face of its global mar­ket­ing cam­paign in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Rus­sia™ . Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics an­nounced part­ner­ships with Buz­zFeed and The Dodo to make ev­ery­day mo­ments epic with the Sam­sung Gal­axy S9 and S9+’s Su­per Slow-mo camera. Pana­sonic Mar­ket­ing Mid­dle East & Africa an­nounced that the com­pany re­mains bullish about its Mid­dle East prospects and looks for fur­ther growth as it marks its 100th an­niver­sary. Emi­rates un­veiled its new Boe-

ing Suite 777-300ER ex­hibit at the First Ara­bian Class Pri­vate Travel Mar­ket 2018. Aigle Azur, the sec­ond largest French air­line, held a press con­fer­ence to an­nounce the ex­pan­sion of its flights net­work, and present the main strate­gic guide­lines for the com­pany.

GROHE, the world’s lead­ing man­u­fac­turer of san­i­tary fit­tings, first un­veiled an im­mer­sive ATRIO in­stal­la­tion for guests at the newly ren­o­vated GROHE Mi­lan show­room in April dur­ing the Fuorisa­lone. The Jounieh Sum­mer Fes­ti­val com­mit­tee an­nounced its sec­ond edi­tion’s pro­gram in part­ner­ship with Synop­sis Events, and in co­op­er­a­tion with the Le­banese Min­istry of Tourism and the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Jounieh. Maserati re­vealed the first Le­vante built around a V8 engine at the New York In­ter­na­tional Auto

Show. It is the Le­vante Tro­feo, the ul­ti­mate Maserati of SUVs, ca­pa­ble of ac­cel­er­at­ing in style from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 sec­onds and reach­ing a top speed of over 187 mph.

The leg­endary Ford Mus­tang turned 54 years old in April and shows no signs of slow­ing down. Global de­mand for the new 2018 model has driven Ford Mus­tang to its third straight year as the world’s best-sell­ing sports coupe in the world, while its so­cial media sta­tus as world’s most hash­tagged car proves that pas­sion for this mo­tor­ing icon is stronger than ever with fans of all ages. A fa­vorite among lovers of the great out­doors, The Gar­den Show & Spring Fes­ti­val will mark its 15th edi­tion at the Beirut Hip­po­drome from May 30 un­til June 2. Held un­der the pa­tron­age of the First Lady

of will Le­banon cel­e­brate Na­dia the magic Aoun, of the spring- show time the Gar­den.” un­der the theme “Sounds in at the The fore­front new Polo of La­coste to­day’s cur­rent re­mains trends shirt which by un­veil­ing bor­rows a the brand style new codes polo of tra­di­tional shirts. In part­ner­ship with the Le­banese

Autism So­ci­ety, Sam­sung in­stalled a smart screen tele­vi­sion and tablets to sup­port the de­vel­op­ment and ed­u­ca­tion of chil­dren with autism at the flag­ship LAS location at Col­lège Du Sacré-Coeur Frères, Gem­mayze.

With the planned Air­bus A320 Fam­ily air­craft de­liv­er­ies start­ing in 2019, Lufthansa Group cus­tomers will be of­fered new seats on short­and medium-haul routes. ABC Verdun Depart­ment Store won the “Best Re­tail De­sign Project” at the pres­ti­gious In­dex Ar­chi­tec­ture & De­sign Awards 2018, held on March 27 at Dubai World Trade Cen­tre, as part of the an­nual In­dex Ex­hi­bi­tion.

Nestlé an­nounced its ambition to make 100 per­cent of its pack­ag­ing re­cy­clable or re­us­able by 2025. Its vi­sion is that none of its pack­ag­ing, in­clud­ing plas­tics, ends up in a landfill or as litter.

Next-gen­er­a­tion TV op­er­a­tors can cost-ef­fec­tively take their cus­tomers to new lev­els of per­son­al­ized con­sumer ex­pe­ri­ence sat­is­fac­tion as a re­sult of col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween

Eric­s­son Media So­lu­tions and Am­logic to make Eric­s­son’s Me­di­aFirst mid­dle­ware avail­able via Am­logic’s chipsets. L’Oréal Foun­da­tion cel­e­brated the 20th an­niver­sary of the L’Oréal-

UN­ESCO for Women in Sci­ence pro­gram, at UN­ESCO’s head­quar­ters in Paris on March 22. Ge­n­e­sis has of­fi­cially launched its com­pact G70 lux­ury sedan in Mid­dle East mar­kets, com­plet­ing the am­bi­tious brand’s core sedan line-up. OLX par­tic­i­pated in Beirut In­ter­na­tional Prop­erty Fair 2018 as a di­a­mond part­ner. Rotana Ho­tels Le­banon stood out once again at Horeca Ex­hi­bi­tion

2018. Just like ev­ery year, Rotana Ho­tels Le­banon were in the lime­light, with its cooks and staff ex­celling in cook­ing, the art of ser­vice, bed mak­ing, and other com­pe­ti­tions, and ac­quir­ing medals and cer­tifi­cates of ap­pre­ci­a­tion for their cre­ative skills and high pro­fes­sion­al­ism.

LG Elec­tron­ics an­nounced that it will for­mally un­veil its pre­mium LG G7 ThinQ smart­phone on May 2 in New York City and May 3 in Seoul. Hil­ton Beirut Habtoor Grand

Ho­tel an­nounced its special retro nights aimed at cel­e­brat­ing 80s mu­sic dur­ing an event held at the jazz bar Up on the 31st, Beirut’s high­est bar. The Har­vard Arab Alumni Association in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Har­vard Club of Le­banon held the 13th an­nual Har­vard Arab World Con­fer­ence in Beirut on April 21 at the Kempin­ski Sum­mer­land Ho­tel and Re­sort, un­der the pa­tron­age of Prime Min­is­ter Saad Hariri. LG Elec­tron­ics re­ceived 21 hon­ors at this year’s Red Dot De­sign Awards, one of the world’s top three de­sign awards along­side iF De­sign Awards and IDEA. In the first quar­ter of 2018, Porsche AG de­liv­ered around 63,500 ve­hi­cles world­wide, equiv­a­lent to an in­crease of 6 per­cent com­pared with

the pre­vi­ous year. This rep­re­sents the most suc­cess­ful first quar­ter in the sports car man­u­fac­turer’s history.

In line with Kempin­ski’s com­mit­ment to bring ex­cep­tional ex­pe­ri­ences from all over the world to its guests, Kempin­ski Sum­mer­land hosted the French Michelin Star Chef Fred­eric Chab­bert, owner of The Dôme in Bel­gium and one of the rev­o­lu­tion­ary chefs of Hong Kong, at in­ter­na­tional restau­rant Can­de­labra for four days from April 11-14.

The clas­sic Mini Elec­tric com­bines the his­toric look of the world’s fa­vorite small car with ground­break­ing drive tech­nol­ogy for to­mor­row’s ur­ban mo­bil­ity.

Lu­mi­nor is a word which al­ready sug­gests lu­mi­nos­ity and it iden­ti­fies the largest fam­ily of Of­ficine

Pan­erai watches. The Lu­mi­nor 1950 mod­els fol­low the tra­di­tion of the Ital­ian brand in the field of un­der­wa­ter watches de­signed to meet the de­mand­ing re­quire­ments of the Ital­ian Navy. HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, an­nounced that the Nokia 1 is now avail­able to buy from CMC for $89. Ant­work, the hub for the in­de­pen­dent work­force, cel­e­brated its first year an­niver­sary to a full house of its com­mu­nity mem­bers and special guests on March 27.

As part of the Agry­tech Ac­cel­er­a­tor Pro­gram and for the sec­ond year in a row, the Agry­tech Hackathon was held on the week­end of April 20–22 at Bery­tech In­no­va­tion Park Mar Roukoz, Mkalles. The ninth edi­tion of Beirut Art Fair will take place from Septem­ber 20-23 in the Le­banese cap­i­tal, with the in­au­gu­ra­tion to be held on Septem­ber 19. The space al­lo­cated for the ex­hi­bi­tion is ex­pected to be

in­creased by 63 per­cent with vis­i­tor num­bers fore­cast to reach 32,000, up from 28,000 in 2017. LGB BANK, in co­op­er­a­tion with Visa and Agoda, an­nounced a new and unique of­fer that gives Visa card­hold­ers the op­por­tu­nity to spend amaz­ing hol­i­days and ben­e­fit from up to 12 per­cent off book­ing dis­counts ap­pli­ca­ble to more than one mil­lion ho­tels around the world. Cadil­lac un­veiled the firstever XT4, an all-new com­pact SUV tai­lored for the next gen­er­a­tion of lux­ury cus­tomers.

City Cen­tre Beirut, mem­ber of Ma­jid Al Fut­taim group, united the Le­banese com­mu­nity once again to pro­tect the planet, even in the sim­plest of ges­tures. The lead­ing shop­ping mall switched off its lights on March 24, for a to­tal of 10 min­utes, in its ini­tia­tive to raise aware­ness and in­spire in­di­vid­u­als to par­take in the sus­tain­abil­ity of our planet.

Uber, the lead­ing rideshar­ing tech­nol­ogy that con­nects driv­ers with rid­ers with a ride at the push of a but­ton held a media day in its of­fices in Down­town’s Beirut Dig­i­tal Dis­trict late last March.

Re­nault Mid­dle East has launched a sing­ing com­pe­ti­tion across its show­rooms to cel­e­brate its proud spon­sor­ship of the re­gion’s big­gest TV show: The Voice Ara­bia.

Demon­strat­ing its com­mit­ment to pro­vide high qual­ity and con­sis­tent ser­vices to its clients, Serta, a re­gional ICT so­lu­tions provider serv­ing the Mid­dle East and Africa, an­nounced that the com­pany achieved the ISO 9001:2015 cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

IFP Group hosted a press con­fer­ence at the end of April at Le Yacht Club to an­nounce the launch­ing of the eleventh edi­tion of Beirut Boat, the In­ter­na­tional Boat and Su­per Yacht Show.

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