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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-Thursday 21 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

The Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) hosted its largest ever Awards edition last night with almost 500 guests in attendance, as 70 agencies and in-house communication team finalists battled it out to win across a record 47 categories. The Awards ceremony saw Brazen take home Small Agency of the Year and Four Communications Group win the coveted title of Large Agency of the Year.

The Small In-House Team of the Year went to Standard Chartered Bank and Large In-House Team of the Year was awarded to Mubadala Investment Group. A big winner for the night was Hill+Knowlton Strategies, taking home an impressive 19 awards, followed by Four Communications on 17. For the second year, there was less than 1% difference between the winner and second place for Large Agency of The Year, with Four Communications scoring 81.87% and Hill+Knowlton Strategies just behind them on 81.44%.

MEPRA als ... Read more »

Views: 169 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.22.2019

MIAMI-Thursday 21 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Virgin Voyages, the new lifestyle brand shaking up the travel industry, announced their second ship will be called ‘Valiant Lady’ and that she will sail 7-night Mediterranean itineraries out of Barcelona, Spain when she debuts in May 2021. Bookings for the three feature itineraries, that all offer overnight and late-night stops across some of the hottest destinations in France, Italy and Spain, will open December 19, 2019.

 “We are thrilled to unveil the name of our second ship - Valiant Lady - and to deliver on our commitment to offer travelers a sea change in how they can experience cruising in this fantastic part of the world. Our Sailors will fall in love with the places we go and the moments and memories they will be able to create on our gorgeous ship. After all, there is no better way to sail the seven seas than doing it the Virgin way,” said Tom McAlpin, CEO of Virgi ... Read more »

Views: 145 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.22.2019 | Comments (0)

 Award honors leader who brought the Internet to many throughout Africa and beyond


SINGAPORE-Thursday 21 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Internet Society, a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet, today presented the prestigious Jonathan B. Postel Service Award to Alain Aina, who serves as the chief technology officer of the West and Central Africa Research and Education Network (WACREN).

Mr. Aina was selected by an international award committee comprised of former Jonathan B. Postel award winners. The committee placed particular emphasis on candidates who have supported and enabled others in addition to their own contributions. The award was presented to Mr. Aina in recognition of his leadership in pioneering the Internet in Africa and building technical communities that helped connect countless others across the continent and beyond. Aina - who is from Benin and ... Read more »

Views: 165 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.22.2019

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, -Thursday 21 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

Arabian Centres Company (“ACC” or “the company”), the leading owner, developer and operator of lifestyle shopping centres in Saudi Arabia, announced today the completion of the offering and pricing of its USD 500 million Sukuk issuance, part of a successful USD 1.9 billion refinancing package comprising both the Sukuk and new bank debt, with settlement of the Sukuk to take place on 26 November 2019.

The fixed-rate, US dollar-denominated Sukuk, with a tenor of 5 years, carries a coupon rate of 5.375%. The issue was 4 times oversubscribed, with Non GCC international investors accounting for 84% of the total transaction allocation and is accompanied by an inaugural Issuer Rating of BB+ from Fitch Rating Agency and Ba1 from Moody’s. The strength and depth of the book demonstrated global investors’ strong appetite for Saudi exposure and Arabian Centres lifestyle offering.&n ... Read more »

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New Digital Partner Program streamlines industrial IoT implementations by connecting customers to digital expertise and solutions from market leaders


MILWAUKEE-Thursday 21 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Businesses that are digitally transforming their operations need an ecosystem of partners that can help them simplify technology deployments and quickly achieve goals like higher productivity. The new Rockwell Automation Digital Partner Program connects companies to expertise and solutions from market leaders like Accenture, Microsoft, PTC, ANSYS, and EPLAN to streamline the implementation and enhance the quality of digital initiatives.

Through the Digital Partner Program, businesses can consult with industry advisors to create roadmaps for their digital initiatives and learn how industrial IoT concepts like digital twin, the factory of the future and a connected workforce can improve their uptime and efficiency. During implement ... Read more »

Views: 160 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.22.2019 | Comments (0)


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