October 20, 2018

Bentley and Diplomat Magazine partnered up

Diplomat Magazine’s Diplomatic Adviser, Henri Estramant and Model Leonard Freier. Photography Varenia Griebel. Bentley Motors, founded on 18 January 1919, is entering its 100th jubilee as a brand of luxury, innovation, achievement and exquisite craftsmanship. Partnering up with Diplomat Magazine, Bentley unique driving experiences invite themselves to the world of top-level diplomacy. Already Bentley Motors has the privilege of being a purveyor to the British Royal Household as well as to The Prince of Wales. On the image: a Bentley ice-coloured, originally created to complement the dynamic looks of the extreme Continental Super-sports model range; Ice is a cool, metallic white…

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Arabic League received in Düsseldorf

On the picture from left to right: Ambassador of Tunesia, Ahmed Chafra,  Ambassador of Yemen, Dr. Yahia bin Mohammed Al-Shaibi, Ambassador of Egypt, Dr. Badr Ahmed Mohamed Abdelatty, Ambassador of Lebanon, Dr. Mustapha Adib, Premier of NRW, Armin Laschet, Ambassador of Palestine, Dr. Khouloud Daibes, Ambassador of Bahrain, Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla, Ambassador of the Arab League, Ambassador of Sudan, Badreldin Abdalla Ahmed. Monday, 3 September 2018: Premier of NRW, Armin Laschet received a delegation of Arab League Ambassador at Government House in Düsseldorf. Topics of multilateral discussions included more trade between North Rhine-Westphalia and the countries in question but also the exchanges in areas of science,…

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Michael Kors purchases Versace

Versace’s 5th Avenue boutique in New York September 2018: Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. is due to acquire Italian fashion label Gianni Versace SpA for 1.83 billion euros ($2.2 billion), bringing the American luxury company closer to its goal of becoming an international house of fashion brands   “The acquisition of Versace is an important milestone for our group “ Michael Kors’ Chief Executive Officer John Idol mentioned in a statement. Versace adds high-end couture credibility and heritage to Kors. The 40-year-old fashion house, founded by Gianni Versace, celebrates extravagance with its baroque designs, filling runway shows and red carpets with brash prints and vibrant colours. Michael…

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Qatar-Germany Business and Investment Forum

HH The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani – Picture by Qatar-Germany Business Forum. Friday, 7 September 2018, Berlin, Germany: His Highness The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was in Berlin to speak before the top politicians and business people attending the Qatar-Germany Investment Forum, which included as participants Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel as well as the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller. Organised by the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) and the Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA); this forum was the ninth…

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Daimler and Baidu partnered up

Daimler CEO, Dieter Zetsche and Baidu Chairman, Robin Li. Picture by Daimler. 25 July 2018, Beijing, PRC: Daimler and the Chinese tech-giant Baidu have signed a memorandum of understanding for common projects concerning intelligent vehicles and autonomous mobility. CEO Dieter Zetsche (Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars) spoke of a milestone working with Baidu, after Google, the second largest search engine worldwide. Baidu has already been working for years on autonomous vehicles. In fact, Daimler was one of the first partners to join Apollo, Baidu’s open autonomous driving platform launched in April…

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Tiffany is remodelling in NYC

Tiffany and Co.’s flagship boutique in NYC Luxury brand Tiffany & Co. announced a multimillion dollar renovation to its flagship New York City boutique. The flagship renovation, which should be complete in 2021, is part of the company’s new focus on attracting younger, hipper customers to its engagement rings, and its iconic store. In 2017, Tiffany & Co. opened an Instagram-friendly eatery called the Blue Box Cafe, that finally gives visitors a chance to actually eat breakfast at Tiffany’s. The restaurant, located on a recently renovated fourth floor of the iconic10-story Tiffany flagship, has been a big hit. During the…

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Canadian Ben Smith to Air France-KLM

Ben Smith – Picture by Air France-KLM. Thursday, 16 August 2018: Air France-KLM named Air Canada’s President Airlines and Chief Operating Officer Ben Smith as its new CEO director general. The 46-year old Francophone Smith is the first non-French CEO of the company since its foundation in 1933. Smith served as Air Canada’s is known for putting shareholders’ interest first; indeed he is credited with developing Air Canada’s low-cost subsidiary Rouge. At the same time, he is credited with sealing a 10-year pay deal with Air Canada unions in 2015. For further information: https://www.airfranceklm.com https://www.airfranceklm.com/fr/actualites/le-conseil-dadministration-nomme-benjamin-smith-directeur-general-dair-france-klm

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Tiffany & Co. flagship boutique in Denmark

The jewellery company Tiffany & Co. has opened its first store in the Kingdom of Denmark, which is likewise the first one to open within the Nordic countries. The new Tiffany & Co. store is located in the Copenhagen-based department store ILLUM, which is the city’s premier luxury shopping destination, according to Managing Director Sandra Mohsni, in charge of the Nordic countries, Germany, Austria and Czechia. Founded in New York in 1837, Tiffany & Co. is the world’s premier jeweller and America’s house of design. An iconic brand with a rich and storied heritage, Tiffany is a global manufacturer and…

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Daniel Lee, Bottega Veneta’s Creative Director

Daniel Lee – Picture by Kering By Kering  1 July 2018: Bottega Veneta‘s new Creative Director Daniel Lee  began his duties. An experienced designer, Daniel Lee was most recently Director of Ready-to-Wear Design at Céline. Aged 32 and of British nationality, Daniel Lee is a graduate of the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Before joining Céline in 2012, he worked at Maison Margiela, Balenciaga and Donna Karan. In a statement by Kering’s Chairman François-Henri Pinault stated: “I am very pleased to welcome Daniel Lee to Kering as Creative Director of Bottega Veneta. The singularity of his vision inspired by a very personal…

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Chairman Alexandre de Rothschild for Rothschild & Co. Gestion

Alexandre and David de Rothschild – Picture by Rothschild Media Room. Chairman Alexandre de Rothschild for Rothschild & Co. Gestion Rothschild & Co. chose Baron Alexandre de Rothschild to replace his father as the investment bank’s top executive on May 2018, a long-planned succession that puts the seventh generation of the family in charge. The younger Rothschild took over from his 75-year-old father, Baron David de Rothschild, who became chairman of the supervisory board at the shareholders’ meeting according to a company statement below. Alexandre was appointed executive chairman of Rothschild & Co. Gestion, Rothschild & Co.’s managing partner. Alexandre, 37, joined the family company a…

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