November 19, 2017

Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference Opens 23 Nov

Spotlighting Belt and Road, E-Commerce and Smart Logistics  The seventh Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC) will be held 23 & 24 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The two-day conference is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). This year’s ALMC will spotlight three important topics, including the Belt and Road Initiative, e-Commerce and smart logistics. About 70 luminaries from the logistics and maritime sectors will speak at the conference to share their visionary ideas. ALMC is expected to attract about…

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EU Future Anti-dumping Rules, China Claims WTO Obligations

EU Pushes Forward with Future Anti-dumping Rules, While Mainland China Claims that Rules Still Breach EU’s WTO Obligations Subsequent to the informal agreement on the EU’s new anti-dumping methodology which was struck between negotiators from the European Parliament and EU ministers on 3 October 2017, mainland China claims that the EU will continue to breach its WTO obligations after the introduction of its revised anti-dumping rules. While on 12 October 2017 a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce of mainland China  urged the EU “to strictly abide by the rules of the WTO, in good faith and comprehensively fulfil its…

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Guerlain boutique at Place Vendôme moves out

  Guerlain boutique at Place Vendôme – Picture by presse Guerlain Guerlain’s iconic boutique at Place Vendôme in Paris is moving out to give more space to the new Louis Vuitton store (both managed under the umbrella of the LVMH luxury group). Guerlain’s boutique on Place Vendôme deemed as a store for the highest end clients, wherein the sellers specialised in personalised one-to-one care for the clients. It will now be located but a few steps away on 356 rue Saint-Honoré (Paris 1er).  For more information: https://www.guerlain.com/uk/en-uk    

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Cake Diplomacy

                            On the picture Ms Abir Ali, Charge d’affaires of Lebanon and the Apostolic Nuncio, H.E. Aldo Cavali. Cake Diplomacy by Marta Orban of Sweet and Spice The Hague is not only the city of Peace and Justice, it is also the city of Cake Diplomacy. When asking Marta Orban, owner of Sweet and Spice, to design a cake for a cultural or diplomatic event, not only will designs and colors be discussed. Marta will pose questions about the guests, the place, the occasion, and do exhaustive…

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New Chamber of Commerce

With the purpose to stimulate better and more import and export activities among the Netherlands and El Salvador and to create  the opportunity to promote business the new Binational Chamber of Commerce El Salvador / Holland will be launched in the Spring 2018 in the city of Amsterdam. The founding President of the Chamber, Ms Sonia Meijer will work together with the Dutch authorities and the Embassy of El Salvador in the Netherlands, to provide the appropriate tools and information to those who are already doing business between the two countries.

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Pulmonologist Dr Henk Berendsen identified in the Order of Orange Nassau

Friday pulmonologist Dr Henk Berendsen received during the reception on the occasion of his retirement the Royal Award Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau. The mayor of Haren, Pieter van Veen, Berendsen pinned the award on behalf of the King in the Orangerie of HMC Bronovo. Berendsen received in recognition of the social importance of its activities for expatriates. Before pinning the award explained Van Veen Mayor commented: “Mr. Berendsen was initiator and long acting as chairman in the expat-committee of the hospital. The Hague area home to many expatriates who are employed by an international organization or an…

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Bracelet fashion for men

On the picture clockwise from top left, wrap bracelet, by Isaia- Love bracelet in yellow gold by Cartier- double woven bracelet with Gancino hook closure by Ferragamo- Foundry cuff in sterling s. Since 2012 the fashion and sales for gentlemen accessories of high quality has skyrocketed, to the point that several jewellery houses are making simple yet elegant designs for the wearing of gentlemen. The rules used to state that you should never contrast the beach cool of a bead bracelet with the formality of a business suit. But even those have begun to erode. General marketing message is proclaims “You make…

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Luxembourg signs Dubai Expo 2020 contract

Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple and HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum witness. Picture by SIP – Jean-Christophe Verhaegen. Luxembourg signs Dubai Expo 2020 contract Thursday, 12 October 2017, UAE: The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has become the first country to formally sign a participation contract with organisers of the Expo 2020 in Dubai. A high-level delegation from Luxembourg, headed by HRH The Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg,  visited the Emirate of Dubai to meet organisers, as part of plans to maximise its 25 EUR million ($29 million) investment in the event. The theme , “Resourceful Luxembourg” aims at reflecting the landlocked…

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Building Bridges: Start-Up Reception at the Singapore Embassy in Berlin 

Singapore Airlines General Manager based in Frankfurt, Germany Mr Chen Sy Yen (centre), with Gan Thiam Soon of Airbus Helicopters and a colleague. Berlin, 19 September 2017: More than 250 guests attended the inaugural edition of “Building Bridges”, a start-up reception held at the chancery of the Singaporean Embassy in Berlin city centre. German Accelerator partnered up with Visit Singapore, Singapore Airlines and the Embassy in Berlin to bring about the project. A highlight of the event was a Pitching Competition wherein one worthy winner won a ticket with Singapore Airlines’ premium economy to Singapore. Networking engaged start-up businesses from across Germany who otherwise would not have come together….

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Karl Lagerfeld launches jewerelly collection 

German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has ventured in the world of jewerelly by launching a collection reflecting Parisian sophistication and flair in partnership with Swarovski. The latter encompasses necklaces, earrings, bracelets, cocktail rings and much more in modern rock-chick styles. For further information:  Karl Lagerfeld’s Jewerelly: https://www.karl.com/bg/women/jewellery http://www.sayyeswithkarl.com Pictures by Karl.com

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