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.