Wednesday, 7 December 2016

City Centre Sharjah rolls out rewarding promotion through new festive themed mall gift cards and instant cash back

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December, 7, 2016: City Centre Sharjah—one of the emirate’s largest shopping destinations, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa —will offer unparalleled shopping opportunities to residents and visitors in the Emirate, this holiday season.
During the festive season, shoppers will have the chance to get the perfect gift for their loved ones, while getting rewarded. The lifestyle and community mall that features value-oriented and affordable brands will offer a 20% cash back deal to those who purchase mall gift cards worth AED 500, throughout the month of December, from 10 am to 1pm.
When purchasing the mall gift card, customers will have the incredible chance to redeem their instant cash back. All they need to do is simply visit a customer service desk and they will either receive AED 100 back or a one-time opportunity on daily basis, to win the thrilling ‘Festive Ticket’ prize, worth AED 500! 
“City Centre Sharjah provides value for money options and we are proud to continuously innovate and offer our visitors exciting and rewarding promotions. In line with our brand promise to create great moments, for everyone, everyday, we are delighted to offer visitors a great gift this festive season: the one of choice!” said Mohammed Al Rais, Mall Manager at City Centre Sharjah.
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Globe Express Services opens second office in Lebanon at Beirut Airport’s MEA Cargo Centre

Strategic expansion move complements country’s robust logistics industry

December 07, 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Globe Express Services has recently opened its second office in Lebanon at the Middle East Airlines (MEA) Cargo Centre, a dedicated import and export facility within the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport. The highly strategic move comes in line with its expansion plans in the country to address its rapidly growing logistics sector. The new outlet will enable GES to remain ahead of the competition at a time when cost-efficient express services which involves definite door-to-door service at a highly economical price is the game changer.

With its clear vision and strategic growth plans to maintain operations and continue reform plans, the MEA Cargo Centre is the epicentre of the Lebanese economy. The location of GES’s new branch brings it closer to all its stakeholders and partners, enabling it to deliver all air shipments within 24 hours of arrival through the combination of both air and truck freights. Aside from allowing the company to strengthen its position in Lebanon as a leading logistics and express provider, it will be able to serve the countries in the Levant region. Lebanon, through its fast-developing logistics infrastructure, can be an excellent gateway to cater the neighbouring region through land transport with Beirut as the mini-hub.

Mustapha Kawam, President and CEO, Globe Express Services, said; “As a multinational group operating in the Middle East, Globe Express Services has bolstered its operations in the region while being farsighted for better times. We are gearing up for the economic rebirth of the Levant region and the opening of a second office in Lebanon’s airport is a major step in the right direction.”

Globe Express Services is a full-service, global logistics services provider with a strong presence in Lebanon where it opened its first office at Medawar, Saifi - Pasteur Street in Beirut.  It began operations in 1974 and currently serves the global markets through its 57 corporate offices in 20 countries.

في ظل تنامي قطاع الخدمات اللوجستية

"جلوب إكسبريس سيرفيسز" تفتتح مكتباً ثانياً في لبنان

07 ديسمبر 2016 - افتتحت "جلوب إكسبريس سيرفيسز" مؤخراً مكتبها الثاني في لبنان وذلك في مركز شحن طيران الشرق الأوسط، المرفق المخصص للتصدير والاستيراد ويقع ضمن مطار رفيق الحريري الدولي في بيروت. وتأتي هذه الخطوة الاستراتيجية في إطار خطط الشركة التوسّعية في البلاد بهدف تلبية احتياجات قطاع الخدمات اللوجستية المتنامي.

ومع تبنيه رؤية وخطط استراتيجية واضحة للنمو بهدف الحفاظ على عملياته ومواصلة خطط الإصلاح، يلعب مركز شحن طيران الشرق الأوسط دوراً هاماً في دعم الإقتصاد اللبناني. وسيقرب المكتب الجديد شركة "جلوب إكسبريس سيرفيسز" أكثر من جميع شركائها والجهات المعنية، الأمر الذي سيتيح لها توفير كافة خدمات الشحن الجوي في غضون 24 ساعة من وقت الوصول. وبالإضافة إلى تمكين الشركة من تعزيز حضورها في لبنان كمزود رائد للخدمات اللوجستية وخدمات التوصيل السريع، سيوفر المكتب الجديد خدماته لدول منطقة المشرق العربي.

وقال مصطفى قوام، الرئيس والمدير التنفيذي لشركة "جلوب إكسبريس سيرفيسز": "كوننا شركة متعددة الجنسيات تعمل في الشرق الأوسط، عملنا على تعزيز عملياتنا في المنطقة مع التطلع إلى تحقيق نتائج أفضل. ونحن نستعد للإستفادة من فترة الانتعاش الاقتصادي في منطقة المشرق العربي، حيث يعد افتتاحنا لمكتبنا الثاني في لبنان خطوة كبيرة في هذا الاتجاه".

وتعد "جلوب إكسبريس سيرفيسز" مزوداً للخدمات المتكاملة والخدمات اللوجستية العالمية ولها حضور قوي في لبنان. وتقدم الشركة، التي بدأت عملياتها خلال العام 1974، خدماتها في الأسواق العالمية من خلال مكاتبها الـ 57 المنتشرة في 20 دولة.

ABCC and São Paulo Chamber of Commerce to present potential business opportunities in specially hosted event titled “Opportunities in the importation of goods and services from Dubai” in Brazil

Exports from Brazil to UAE for Q1 to Q3 2016 reach USD 1.7 billion, with imports also reaching USD 309.1 million

UAE, December 7, 2016 – The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) and the São Paulo Chamber of Commerce, an arm of the São Paulo Trade Board, will be backing an event entitled, ‘Opportunities in the importation of goods and services from Dubai,’ which will be held on December 8, 2016 at the Arab Brazilian Chamber Auditorium in São Paulo, Brazil. During the event, Dubai’s foreign sales promotion agency, is set to make a presentation and discussion on the goods and services that can be made available to Brazilian businesses.  

The activity, which is also being held on the occasion of the celebration of the UAE’s 45th National Day, is set to throw the spotlight on opportunities covering the sale and purchase of goods and services between Brazil and the UAE—complementing recent reports from the Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Services showing that exports from Brazil to the UAE amounted to USD 1.7 billion from January to October, with imports at USD 309.1 million.

Dr. Michel Alaby, Secretary General and CEO, ABCC, said, “We are looking forward to meeting top Brazilian business leaders and investors in this specially hosted event that seeks to make people more aware of the key business opportunities to be gained from doing business in the UAE. This initiative is aimed at reinforcing the strong trade ties that the UAE has enjoyed with Brazil. The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce has expressed its steadfast commitment in playing a significant role in the efforts to consolidate stronger ties while also helping create economic gains between the two countries.”

The event will place key focus on importation and will showcase key products like cosmetics, food, furniture, medical products, stainless steel and services in general. The agency will also expound on the advantages of re-exporting goods via the emirate. Approximately 30 to 40 business executives are expected to be at the Arab Chamber auditorium for the presentation, including distributors, importers and trade agents.

"الغرفة التجارية العربية البرازيلية" و"غرفة تجارة ساو باولو" تبحثان فرص الأعمال خلال فعالية بعنوان "فرص استيراد السلع والخدمات من دبي" في البرازيل

حجم الصادرات البرازيلية إلى الإمارات يسجّل 1.7 مليار دولار بين الربعين الأوّل والثالث من العام، و309.1 مليون دولار حجم الواردات

الإمارات، 7 ديسمبر 2016تعتزم "الغرفة التجارية العربية البرازيلية" (ABCC)، وبالتعاون مع "غرفة تجارة ساو باولو" المنضوية تحت مظلة المجلس التجاري في ساو باولو، تنظيم فعالية خاصة بعنوان "فرص استيراد السلع والخدمات من دبي" وذلك يوم غد الخميس الموافق 8 ديسمبر/كانون الأوّل الجاري في قاعة الغرفة العربية البرازيلية في مدينة ساو باولو في البرازيل. وسيتمحور الحدث بالدرجة الأولى حول استعراض المحفظة الواسعة من السلع والخدمات المتاحة أمام مجتمع الأعمال البرازيلي، بالإضافة إلى تسليط الضوء على الفرص والإمكانات الواسعة لتعزيز المبيعات وتجارة السلع والخدمات بين البرازيل ودولة الإمارات.

ويأتي تنظيم هذه الفعالية، التي تتزامن مع الاحتفال بالذكرى السنوية الخامسة والأربعين لتأسيس دولة الإمارات، في إطار حرص كل من "الغرفة التجارية العربية البرازيلية" و"غرفة تجارة ساو باولو" على رفع مستوى الوعي بالفرص التجارية وإمكانات النمو المتاحة في دبي وتضافر الجهود المشتركة للارتقاء بالعلاقات التجارية بين البلدين. ووفقاً للتقارير الأخيرة الصادرة عن وزارة الصناعة والتجارة والخدمات البرازيلية، بلغ حجم الصادرات البرازيلية إلى دولة الإمارات 1.7 مليار دولار أمريكي في الفترة بين شهري يناير/كانون الثاني وأكتوبر/تشرين الأوّل من العام الجاري، في حين وصل حجم الواردات إلى 309.1 مليون دولار خلال الفترة نفسها.

وقال الدكتور ميشيل حلبي، الأمين العام والرئيس التنفيذي لـ "الغرفة التجارية العربية البرازيلية": "نتطلّع قدماً للاجتماع بنخبة من كبار أقطاب مجتمع الأعمال البرازيلي والمستثمرين رفيعي المستوى في هذا الحدث المخصّص لزيادة الوعي بالفرص التجارية المتاحة في دولة الإمارات العربية المتّحدة. وتكمن أهمية هذه المبادرة النوعية في كونها توفّر منصة ممتازة لترسيخ أواصر التعاون والعلاقات التجارية القوية التي تجمع بين الإمارات والبرازيل. وبدورنا، نؤكّد في "الغرفة التجارية العربية البرازيلية" على التزامنا بالمساهمة الفاعلة في دعم الجهود الرامية إلى الارتقاء بالنشاط التجاري بين البلدين وتعزيز المكتسبات الاقتصادية ذات الصلة".

وسيتخلّل الفعالية الوقوف على أهم الملامح والجوانب المتعلّقة بالاستيراد من دولة الإمارات وتحديداً دبي، بالإضافة إلى استعراض أهم المنتجات والخدمات المتاحة للتجارة بين البلدين، بما في ذلك مستحضرات التجميل والأغذية والأثاث والمنتجات الطبيّة والمعادن المقاومة للصدأ وغيرها من الخدمات والمنتجات المتنوّعة. وسيتم خلال الحدث أيضاً تقديم شرح مفصّل عن المزايا المتعدّدة لإعادة تصدير السلع والخدمات عبر الإمارة، وذلك بمشاركة متوّقعة لأكثر من 30 من كبار المسؤولين والموزّعين والموردين ووكلاء التجاريين من مختلف أنحاء البرازيل.

HID Global Acquires Bluvision to Expand with Bluetooth Solutions for the Enterprise Internet of Things Market

News Highlights:

  • HID Global acquires Bluvision, a leading Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) provider in the enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) market
  • Bluvision adds active BLE products and expertise to HID Global’s businesses, extends the company’s cloud-based services and enables HID Global to address a larger portion of the growing IoT market

DUBAI, UAE, December 7, 2016 
HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has acquired Bluvision, a leading Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) provider in the enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) market. The acquisition transaction closed today.  Financial terms are not being disclosed. 
Bluvision is a complete IoT ecosystem provider, offering real-time location system technology, presence and proximity-based location capabilities and condition monitoring solutions as well as cloud infrastructure, gateways, beacons and software as a service (SaaS). The company is a perfect fit for HID Global and will:
  • •   Expand HID’s real-time asset tracking capabilities
  • •   Boost HID’s ability to address the IoT market with Bluetooth offerings, and
  • •   Extend HID’s cloud services for access control and related applications.
“Bluvision will expand HID Global’s offerings with BLE products and help us further differentiate from the competition,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. “We are extending our lead in BLE-based IoT solutions that we created when we launched our mobile access solution two years ago. With our combined solutions and technologies, our customers' ability to manage assets and people within buildings will increase significantly.”
Jimmy Buchheim, the head of Bluvision, said, “Becoming part of HID Global, Bluvision will have the support and expertise to continue driving technology to the next level in the Internet of Things space for years to come and speed up our cycles of innovation.  We share a common vision with HID Global to deliver an unparalleled combination of accuracy, convenience, security and scalability that enables our customers to determine the specific location and condition of assets and people in real time in ways that were previously not possible.” 
The Bluvision team will report to Marc Bielmann, VP & MD of the Identification Technologies business within HID Global. The addition of Bluvision’s products expands HID Global’s “component continuum” from high-end, passive RFID components (LF/HF/UHF) to active BLE.  In addition, Bluzone from Bluvision delivers cloud services that are well aligned with HID Global’s data services strategy. Bluvision will continue to maintain its operations in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Coffee Lovers To Head To Milaidhoo Maldives As It Hosts World-Champion Barista Fritz Storm In January

GCC, 06 December 2016: This spring, boutique five-star resort, Milaidhoo Maldives,

promises that every cup of coffee served in its beautiful ocean front restaurants is perfect. To

ensure consistent delivery of flawless coffee, the newly opened resort brings Fritz Storm – ex

world-champion barista – to the island in January to demonstrate the art of delivering the

perfect cup of coffee.

During his stay at Milaidhoo Fritz will hold coffee tasting classes with the guests, as well as

an informal seminar introducing coffee, its history and its culture. He’ll highlight the vital

role of the right beans, water and milk in making the perfect cup. Guests can also take barista

classes where they’ll learn how to make coffee and try their hand at latte art. The tastings,

classes and seminars are all complimentary to Milaidhoo guests on the 7

the and 8 of  January 2017.

Not just another five star resort in the Maldives, Milaidhoo likes to do things differently;

calling its singular style ‘reinvented luxury’. Fritz Storm’s visit is part of its commitment to

offering authentic and meaningful experiences.

Room rates in January start at $1,575 per night for two people in an over-water villa on half-
board basis.

About Fritz Storm:

Originally from Denmark, Fritz Storm became the World Barista Champion in 2002, which

gave him a unique opportunity to travel the world and learn more about coffee production,

selection, quality and cultures. He’s been working with coffee-connoisseurs from all over the

world through competitions, training events and origin visits ever since. Fritz says “It is a

luxury to be able to be a part of a global coffee-network like this, to share all this passion with

fellow people”.

Fritz’ goals are to improve the quality and knowledge of coffee around the world, taking into

consideration the local cultures, history and profession; and to give people a coffee experience

through better quality and understanding.