December 17, 2018

HUGO BOSS and Porsche align cooperation

Thursday, 8 November 2018, Germany: HUGO BOSS and Porsche – two global players with shared regional roots – will be joining forces in the future. Beginning 2019, their cooperation will centre on the two companies’ involvement in Formula E racing. In its capacity as an official partner to the sport, HUGO BOSS – which already boasts a long tradition of motor sports sponsorship – has been successfully engaged in the electric-powered racing series since the end of 2017. From December 2019, the start of the next championship season, Porsche too will be joining the Formula E circuit with its own works team…

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Chanel ditches fur

5 December 2018, Paris: Chanel became the first luxury fashion maison to ban lizard, crocodile and snake skin altogether. Chanel’s fashion head Bruno Pavlovsky stated for the French press that the house”would no longer use exotic skins in our future creations”. “We use very little in reality in our collections. And as with leather, we continue to work with the food industry and with certified, traceable suppliers”.   For further information:   https://www.chanel.com/fr_FR/ ———————– Chanel boutique, Paris, Picture by Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic Licence

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Uzbekistan Airways, fostering National Tourism Development

                          By Dr. Eugenio Matos G. Traveling with Uzbekistan Airways is a truly memorable experience, thanks to the personal touch of its flight crew members and the extraordinary level of service that is reminiscent of “la belle epoch” of the airline transportation industry. The flag carrier is headquartered at Tashkent International Airport and serves destinations in Asia, Europe and North America. The company was founded in 1992 and builds on the legacy of the Uzbekistan division of the former Aeroflot which existed before the dissolution of the Soviet…

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KSA’s Prince Khalid bin Bandar at Ghorfa

On the picture Abdulaziz Al-Mikhlafi, Ambassador Prince Khaled bin Bandar bin Sultan, Dr. Peter Ramsauer – Picture by Ghorfa. Tuesday, 20 November 2018, Berlin, Germany:  At the premises of the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ghorfa), the Royal Saudi Ambassador, HRH Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was introduced to Bavarian Dr. Peter Ramsauer, erstwhile Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (2009-13), in his capacity as Chairman of the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development in the Bundestag (Federal Parliament) by Ghorfa’s President Abdulaziz Al-Mikhlafi. Prince Khalid is the head of mission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since…

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Tudor Glamour Double Date relaunched

Tudor, the bespoke Swiss brand was released an overhaul of one of their older, dressier lines, the Glamour Double Date series. The revamp comes with a new mid-case, a more contemporary dial design, and, perhaps most significant; a new in-house manufacture calibre, MT5641. This calibre MT5641 movement, a new Manufacture Calibre developed by Tudor with a silicon balance spring, a 70-hour power reserve, and a certification by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). There are four main variations to the watch i) a silver timepiece with yellow gold-plated hour markers, ii) a black piece with rhodium-plated yellow gold-plated hour…

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The 9th edition of IFTF opened its doors in Vijfhuizen

On the picture H.E. Mr. Jean Pierre Karabaranga, the ambassador of Rwanda to the Netherlands with Rwanda’s participants during the International Floriculture Trade Fair 2018. From left to right: Mr. Victor Omuga, Marketing Manager of Bella Flowers, Madam Sadrine Urujeni, Deputy CEO for the National Agricultural Export Development Board of Rwanda, H.E. Mr. Jean Pierre Karabaranga and Mr. Shungo Harada, Managing Director of Bloom Hills. The International Floriculture Fair opened its doors from 7th to 9th of November.  With a new record high number of exhibitors this year, the IFTF exhibition grew 15% in size and living up to its name…

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Botswana, in the framework of the Global Expo 2018

Diplomat Magazine spoke to Botswana’s Minister Bogolo Kenewendo In the framework of the Global Expo Botswana 2018, Diplomat Magazine had the pleasure to talking to the country’s Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, The Honourable Bogolo Kenewendo. Do you foresee any effects that Brexit may have on Botswana, and its relations to the EU? Particularly because Botswana’s only BITC has only a seat in London. Have you pondered about moving it to an EU country, or opening one in Paris, Berlin or Frankfurt? Botswana like any other country, is following with keen interest on debates and the envisaged outcomes of…

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NRW in Peking, Nanjing and Chendu

22 October 2018, PRC: NRW Economy and Digitalisation Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart began a 40-people strong trade mission with Peking as first station followed by Nanjing and Chendu. On the agenda were topics concerning smart city planning, future mobility and new energies. Motive behind the visit was the 30th year anniversary of partnerships between NRW and the provinces Jiangsu and Sichuan, with regional capitals Nanjing and Chendu respectively. As underlined by Minister Pinkwart, the PRC is the second largest trade partner for North Rhine-Westphalia after the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Vice versa NRW enjoys being the region with most…

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Patek Philippe’s World Time Minute Repeater

For the very first time, a minute repeater sounds local time anywhere in the world. Minute repeaters and the World Time function play a pivotal role in the portfolio of Patek Philippe’s complicated timepieces. With its chiming watches, the Genevan manufacture has defined the benchmark for decades, as evidenced by their exceptional acoustic quality, the broad range of models and variations, and the interesting combinations with other complications. Patek Philippe’s World Time watches with cloisonné enameled dials are legendary as well; they rank among the most coveted timepieces at auctions worldwide. In the Ref. 5531 World Time Minute Repeater, the…

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NRW trade delegation to Japan

Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart – Picture by Land NRW, R. Sondermann. 15 to 20 October 2018, Japan: Minister of Economy and Digitalisation of North Rhine Westphalia, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart led a business and scientific delegation with 25 members to Tokyo, Fukushima, Kyoto and Osaka. Focus for the visits were the topics of cooperation in the research of alternative fuels, saving of energy as well as the health sector.   In the Prefecture Osaka, Minister Prof. Dr. Pinkwart came together with the Vice-Governor Jun Arai. Both dignitaries agreed to pursue joint research on water-based fuels and batteries. A MoU was signed…

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