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Association The In­ter­na­tional un­veiled a Ad­ver­tis­ing new iden­tity and mis­sion, sym­bol­ized by the in­tro­duc­tion of a new logo that sig­ni­fies its trans­for­ma­tion and cul­ture of thought-lead­er­ship built over the association’s 80-year history.

ESA Busi­ness School proudly an­nounced the launch of their re­struc­tured mas­ter’s in man­age­ment pro­gram: The In­ter­na­tional Mas­ter’s in Man­age­ment is aimed at re­cent univer­sity grad­u­ates holding a bach­e­lor’s de­gree, and young pro­fes­sion­als at the start of their ca­reer. BMW hon­ored its best deal­ers from around the world at a cel­e­bra­tory awards evening in the BMW Group Clas­sic. Boehringer In­gel­heim, one of the world’s lead­ing phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies, has re­leased data from its land­mark 52-week DYNAGITO® trial, in­volv­ing more than 7,800 peo­ple with chronic ob­struc­tive pul­monary dis­ease. Once again, sales at the BMW

Group have achieved new heights with to­tal sales in February up by 5.8 per­cent (178,910). So far this year, a to­tal of 348,459 BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce ve­hi­cles have been de­liv­ered to cus­tomers around the world, an in­crease of 4.8 per­cent on the same pe­riod last year.

Be­liev­ing in the ca­pac­ity of Le­banon to suc­ceed in the promising oil and gas sec­tor, the Kuwaiti com­pany Eurotech, spe­cial­ized in hu­man re­sources train­ing for the oil sec­tor, par­tic­i­pated in “Oil and Gas in EastMed Fo­rum” in Beirut, held un­der the pa­tron­age of Prime Min­is­ter Saad Hariri and Min­is­ter of En­ergy and Wa­ter Ce­sar Abi Khalil, in ad­di­tion to the min­is­ters of en­ergy of Cyprus, Iraq, and Jor­dan.

AM Bank held its an­nual lunch at La Si­esta Beach Re­sort in Khalde, in the pres­ence of Chair­man Mar­wan Kheired­dine, Chief Oper­a­tions Of­fi­cer Nahla Khaddage Bou Diab, along­side board mem­bers and em­ploy­ees.

The Hyundai Az­era has been dubbed “the best new Large Sedan” at the pres­ti­gious Mid­dle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) awards for 2018, with judges again rec­og­niz­ing Hyundai for its abil­ity to of­fer out­stand­ing de­sign and qual­ity, as well as ex­cel­lent value.

The Volvo XC60 has been named “Jury Car of the Year” by Mid­dle East Car of the Year (MECOTY)’s jury panel at the an­nual awards cer­e­mony, held in par­al­lel with the Abu

Dhabi In­ter­na­tional Mo­tor Show, fur­ther adding to Volvo’s grow­ing list of ac­co­lades. The XC60 also re­ceived the “Mid­size Pre­mium SUV” award, while the XC40 won in the “Small Pre­mium SUV” cat­e­gory.

In­jected with an un­matched 707 horse­power cour­tesy of a su­per­charged 6.2-liter V8 engine, the most awarded SUV and the most ca­pa­ble full-size SUV has been trans­formed into the most pow­er­ful and the quick­est SUV ever—the Jeep Grand Cherokee Track­hawk.

Banque Libano-Française re­ceived the “Most In­clu­sive Pro­gram” award for its fi­nan­cial so­lu­tion within the refugees aid pro­gram at the sec­ond edi­tion of the Master­card MENA Lead­er­ship Fo­rum, which took place from March 4–7 in Paris. In spite of steady cost bur­dens on Le­banese busi­nesses, the BLOM Le­banon Pur­chas­ing Man­agers’ In­dex fell from 47.3 in February to 46.5 in March, in­di­cat­ing a more pro­nounced set­back in the pri­vate sec­tor’s ac­tiv­ity.

forts In to line pro­vide with a its unique con­tin­u­ous cus­tomer efCredit Libanais ex­pe­ri­ence, launched its Visa Sig­na­ture has Busi­ness com­pa­nies card specif­i­cally and their em­ploy­ees de­signed for to pay all cor­po­rate pur­chases.

By­b­los Bank has opened en­tries to the 2018 By­b­los Bank Award for Pho­tog­ra­phy, the seventh edi­tion of the pres­ti­gious pho­tog­ra­phy award whose win­ner will be an­nounced dur­ing the Beirut Art Fair in Septem­ber.

To gather all Ashrafieh cit­i­zens for Easter va­ca­tion, “Live Ashrafieh” held “Egg-Strav­a­ganza,” an event or­ga­nized by In Ac­tion events, to spread joy dur­ing this fes­tive sea­son and to an­nounce the ren­o­va­tion of Sioufi Gar­den on April 7.

Mercedes-Benz Vans Mid­dle East and North Africa (MENA) has won the first place at Daim­ler AG’s Van over­seas mar­kets “Mar­ket of the Year Award” for its out­stand­ing sales achieve­ment last year. The BMW Group and Daim­ler AG are join­ing forces to of­fer cus­tomers a sin­gle source for sus­tain­able ur­ban mo­bil­ity ser­vices.

CMA CGM Group, a world leader in mar­itime trans­port, an­nounced the start of the Ocean Al­liance Day Two Prod­uct. Based on the suc­cess of Ocean Al­liance, the Ocean Al­liance Day Two Prod­uct strength­ens CMA CGM’s ser­vice of­fer­ing by pro­vid­ing even bet­ter ser­vices and up­grades to the group’s cus­tomers.

Château Ksara, Le­banon’s lead­ing winery, raises the bar by pick­ing up yet an­other ac­co­lade at the renowned Chardon­nay Du Monde com­pe­ti­tion, held in Ecully, France, just out­side of Lyon.

With its strik­ing ap­pear­ance, agile han­dling, and dar­ing de­sign cues, the first ever IN­FINITI QX30 cre­ated a new gen­er­a­tion of ex­plor­ers on the re­gion’s roads when it went on sale in the Mid­dle East this April.

AIMS and Al­lianz SNA hon­ored the INDEVCO In­dus­trial Group, rep­re­sented by its CEO, en­gi­neer Neemat G. Frem, for 35 years of trust and loy­alty, dur­ing a cer­e­mony at Al­lianz SNA’s head­quar­ters held on April 17, in the pres­ence of the press and the man­age­ment and team of AIMS and Al­lianz SNA. By­b­los Bank is­sued the re­sults of the By­b­los Bank Real Es­tate

De­mand In­dex for the first quar­ter of 2018 which show that the in­dex posted a monthly av­er­age of 33.2 points in the first quar­ter of 2018, con­sti­tut­ing a decline of 26.1 per­cent from 44.9 points in the fourth quar­ter of 2017 and a de­crease of 23.7 per­cent from 43.5 points in the first quar­ter of 2017.

As part of its com­mit­ment to build­ing and re­in­forc­ing re­la­tion­ships with cus­tomers through so­cial media, Credit Libanais Bank launched a Face­book con­test for Mother’s Day, ask­ing fans to share a “typ­i­cal ex­pres­sion their moth­ers re­peat the most.”

BLOM Bank and Kid­proof held a joint con­fer­ence dubbed “Em­pow­er­ing Stu­dents with Knowl­edge” on April 18 at The Four Sea­sons Ho­tel in Beirut to re­new their part­ner­ship for five ad­di­tional years.

By­b­los Bank launched “In An At­tempt To Guard,” the first solo ex­hi­bi­tion by Joe Ghanem, win­ner of the 2017 By­b­los Bank Award for Pho­tog­ra­phy, in the pres­ence of a large num­ber of guests in­clud­ing renowned pho­tog­ra­phers, gal­lerists, and mem­bers of the media.

CMA CGM, a world­wide lead­ing ship­ping com­pany, an­nounced it has reached an agree­ment to ac­quire an equity stake of nearly 25 per­cent in

CEVA Lo­gis­tics AG, a global lead­ing player in the lo­gis­tics sec­tor.

By em­brac­ing a mod­ernist ap­proach to vol­umes, col­ors, and tex­ture, Calvin Klein watches and jew­elry col­lec­tions cre­ate provo­ca­tion and drive rel­e­vance in to­day’s fash­ion mar­ket. This as­pi­ra­tional new col­lec­tion ap­peals to the ur­ban, cre­ative, and in­de­pen­dent in­di­vid­ual. SAMENA Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions

Coun­cil and Huawei, a lead­ing global ICT so­lu­tions provider, are set to host the an­nual Tele­com Lead­ers’ Sum­mit in Dubai on May 3.

AN­OTHER con­tem­po­rary con­cept store opened in Zero 4, Nac­cache on April 25. The fo­cus of An­other is to make re­tail ex­cit­ing again by mak­ing each cus­tomer feel as if they are walk­ing in a “liv­ing magazine.”

Af­ter the Riv­iera Ho­tel team went to clean the beach in Beirut last month, they de­cided to honor the earth on its special day on April 22. The team acted green by adopt­ing a cedar tree from Shouf-Cedar re­serve lo­cated in the Barouk forest.

The most re­cent “Top In­dus­tries in the Mid­dle East and North Africa” survey was just re­leased by Bayt.

com and YouGov, re­veal­ing that more than one in ev­ery three (37 per­cent) pro­fes­sion­als in Le­banon are con­sid­er­ing an in­dus­try change in the next few months. This is in spite of the fact that only one in four (26 per­cent) re­spon­dents re­port hav­ing changed in­dus­tries dur­ing the last two years.

Mouawad is of­fer­ing exquisite gents’ time­pieces and ac­ces­sories, hand­crafted with in­fi­nite at­ten­tion to de­tail and high-qual­ity ma­te­ri­als, mak­ing them a thought­ful and beau­ti­ful gift for a loved one dur­ing the special month of Ra­madan.

Tu­fan, the lead­ing real es­tate com­pany in Fethiye, Turkey, an­nounced the opening of its real es­tate, tourism, and ser­vices of­fices in Beirut.

Emi­rates, the of­fi­cial air­line of the 2018 Ara­bian Travel Mar­ket, wel­comed His High­ness Sheikh Mak­toum bin Mo­hammed bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, deputy ruler of Dubai, to its stand dur­ing the opening of the re­gion’s largest travel and tourism trade event. The MIT En­ter­prise Fo­rum of the Pan Arab Re­gion an­nounced the win­ners of the eleventh edi­tion of the Arab Startup Com­pe­ti­tion.

In its en­deavor to pro­mote the Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals and Le­banon’s role as a key con­trib­u­tor to their im­ple­men­ta­tion at the lo­cal level, the UN In­for­ma­tion Cen­ter in Beirut col­lab­o­rated with Ex­i­con In­ter

na­tional Group, and prom­i­nent media fig­ure Ghada Ball­out, pro­ducer of a talk show on eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, to or­ga­nize a se­ries of media fo­rums in var­i­ous Le­banese re­gions.

Roads for Life de­liv­ered cer­tifi­cates to ISF per­son­nel who com­pleted the “First Re­spon­der” ses­sion, stress­ing that the skills they ac­quire as a re­sult of this pro­gram and the res­cue kits they will re­ceive will en­able them to res­cue vic­tims quickly and pro­fi­ciently. The ver­sa­tile new Ford Tour­neo Cus­tom peo­ple mover, which de­liv­ers first class travel for up to nine oc­cu­pants and the op­tion of an all-new pre­mium model, made its re­gional de­but at the Ara­bian Travel Mar­ket at Dubai’s World Trade Cen­tre on April 22-25.

Hyundai Mo­tor Com­pany, South Korea’s largest au­tomaker and proud Of­fi­cial Part­ner of the 2018 FIFA

World Cup Rus­sia ™, is pleased to an­nounce the launch of the “Hyundai World Foot­ball Her­itage” con­test in the lead up to world’s most pres­ti­gious foot­ball event. Eric­s­son Media So­lu­tions an­nounced the launch of its Me­di­aFirst End-to-End Ul­tra High Def­i­ni­tion (UHD) so­lu­tion, the in­dus­try’s first soft­ware-based, multi-ap­pli­ca­tion

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