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‫قمة السير أنتوني ريتوسا السنوية العاشرة لاستثمارات مكاتب العائلات العالمية في دبي تسجل حضورًا قياسيًا لأكبر مكاتب العائلات المرموقة والأسر الحاكمة والشيوخ

دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 1 نوفمبر/تشرين ثاني، 2019 /PRNewswire/ — من المنتظر أن تشهد قمة السير أنتوني ريتوسا “Sir Anthony Ristossa” العاشرة لاستثمارات مكاتب العائلات العالمية حضور أكثر  من 600 شخص يمثلون أكبر مكاتب العائلات الكبرى والأسر الحاكمة والشيوخ ممن تتجاوز ثرواتهم 4 تريليون دولار أمريكي، ومن المزمع أن تعقد خلال الفترة من 23-25 نوفمبر/تشرين ثاني 2019 في فندق فور سيزونز جميرا بيتش “Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach” في دبي، مما يعد بمثابة رقم قياسي جديد. ولم تزل هناك بعض الأماكن الشاغرة لمجموعة من المتحدثين الرئيسيين من الشركات العالمية الرائدة والجهات الفاعلة.

وستعقد القمة تحت رعاية صاحب السمو الشيخ أحمد آل مكتوم “Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum”، بمشاركة محمد العلي “Mohamed Al Ali”، الرئيس التنفيذي ومستشار مؤسسة الشيخ أحمد آل مكتوم للاستثمارات الدولية “Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum International Investments Enterprise”، بصفته سفيرًا فوق العادة للفعالية.

وتتشرف اللجنة الاستشارية العالمية بمشاركة كل من:

  • صاحب السمو الملكي، الأمير ميشيل دو يوغسلافيا “Prince Michel de Yougoslavie”، حفيد الملك أومبرتو “King Umberto” ملك إيطاليا، والأمير بول أمير يوغسلافيا “Prince Paul of Yugoslavia”، موناكو
  • صاحب المعالي الشيخ عبد الرحمن أبوحيمد “Sheikh Abdulrhman Abuhaimid”، رئيس مجلس إدارة شركة عبد الرحمن أبوحيمد وأولاده للاستثمار “Abdulrhman Abuhaimid and Sons Investment Co”، المملكة العربية السعودية
  • محمد العلي، الرئيس التنفيذي ومستشار مؤسسة الشيخ أحمد آل مكتوم للاستثمارات الدولية، الإمارات العربية المتحدة
  • آدم لادجادج “Adam Ladjadj”، مدير الاستثمار، المكتب الخاص لصاحب السمو الشيخ حمدان بن محمد النهيان “Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nehayan”، الإمارات العربية المتحدة
  • محسن أرشد “Mehsan Arshad”، مدير الاستثمار وعضو مجلس إدارة، المكتب الخاص لصاحب السمو الشيخ ذياب بن خليفة بن حمدان آل نهيان “Sheikh Theyab Bin Khalifa Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan”، عضو مجلس الإدارة المنتدب والرئيس التنفيذي لمجموعة إم إيه إم إس “Mams Group”، الإمارات العربية المتحدة
  • فارس التهتموني “Faris Al Tahtamooni”، المدير المساعد – الشراكات الاستراتيجية، مكتب الشيخ سلطان بن عبد الله القاسمي “Sheikh Sultan Bin Abdullah Al Qasimi”، الإمارات العربية المتحدة
  • جيوسيبي أمبروزيو “Guiseppe Ambrosio”، رئيس، رئيس رابطة مكاتب العائلات الفردية والمتعددة بموناكو “Monaco Single & Multi-Family Office International Association”، موناكو
  • ماركوس ليهنر “Markus Lehner”، مدير مكتب عائلة ماركوس ليهنر “Markus Lehner Family Office”، موناكو
  • هادي العلوي “Hadi Al Alawi”، رئيس مجلس الإدارة والرئيس التنفيذي، مجموعة الحياة “Al Hayat Group”، مملكة البحرين
  • شيلا باري دريسكول “Sheila Barry Driscoll”، رئيس مجلس الإدارة والشريك المؤسس، ذا بليونير فاونديشن “The Billionaire Foundation”، الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية
  • كانديس بومونت “Candice Beaumont”، مدير الاستثمار، مكتب إل إنفستمنتس فاميلي “L Investments Family Office”، الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية والإمارات العربية المتحدة

وتحت عنوان “الشرق يجتمع بالغرب”، تعد هذه القمة رفيعة المستوى الأكبر والأكثر إثارة عن سابقاتها. وستركز الجلسات على الموضوعات المتصلة برؤى نخبة المستثمرين، والذكاء الاصطناعي والتعلم الآلي، والفرص العالمية، وتخطيط التعاقب، واقتراحات الأعمال الخيرية، وحوكمة الأسرة، والتقنيات المالية بالإضافة إلى المزيد من الموضوعات.

وبهذه المناسبة، صرح السير أنتوني ريتوسا، رئيس مجلس إدارة مكتب عائلة ريتوسا، التي تعود جذورها إلى 600 عام من حكم إمبراطورية البندقية في أوروبا قائلاً: “إنه لمن دواعي السرور البالغ والشرف العظيم أن نعود إلى دبي حيث أقيمت القمة السادسة في الإمارات العربية المتحدة. ودائمًا ما كانت دبي المضيف المثالي لمجموعتنا الموقرة، وتقف الحقيقة التي مفادها أن كل قمة هي الأكبر والأكثر إدهاشًا عن نظيرتها السابقة شاهدة على التزام المنطقة المستمر بحفاوة الضيافة، والخدمات الجليلة، والقيم المشتركة”. 

وبدوره أشار محمد العلي، الرئيس التنفيذي ومستشار مؤسسة الشيخ أحمد المكتوم للاستثمارات الدولية، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، قائلاً: “تمثل الدورة العاشرة لفعالية قمة مكاتب العائلات العالمية في دبي ذروة إنجاز السير أنتوني ريتوسا وجميع الحضور بالقمة. وباعتبارها القمة الأكبر والأكثر حصرية لاجتماع مكاتب العائلات العالمية، تمثل الفعالية البارزة فرصة نموذجية لعقد مناقشات عالية المستوى بشأن كيفية إثراء إرث العائلة، وتنمية الثروة والمحافظة عليها، ومشاركة الأفكار. وأتطلع للترحيب بزملائي وأصدقائي من جميع أنحاء العالم في دبي”.

ومن جانبها صرحت السيدة/ شيلا بي دريسكول “Sheila B. Driscoll”: “يمكننا جميعًا أن نعد على يد واحدة الأفراد الذين تركوا انطباعًا دائمًا في قلوبنا وعقولنا. وما من شك أن محمد العلي أحد هؤلاء الأفراد. وهو يجسد “الأفكار الجيدة، والكلمات الطيبة، والأفعال السديدة”.

كما صرح ماتيو بيري “Matteo Peri”، سي إن بي سي أوروبا “CNBC Europe”: “لقد أنتجت حرفيًا آلاف الفعاليات والمؤتمرات حول العالم، ولم أشهد على الإطلاق مثل شمولية الرؤية والمشروع. ولم يسبق أن شهد العالم دعمًا رسميًا من أمثال الشيخ مكتوم، وأمير موناكو، وحضور لفيف من الأسر الملكية بالبحرين ويوغسلافيا، وورثة عائلات رينولدز “Reynolds”، وروكفلر “Rockefeller”، وبسمارك “Bismarck”، ومحمد “Muhammad”، ومنليك “Menelik”، وسلاسي “Selassie”، ومنصة التمويل العالمي الأكثر ابتكارًا. وما من شك أن فعاليتكم احتلت المرتبة الأولى باعتبارها القمة العالمية الأكثر إثارة وإلهامًا. وإنني فخور للغاية بمشاركتي”.

وللتعرف على تفاصيل عن الفعاليات المستقبلية والدعوة للدورة العاشرة من قمة استثمارات مكاتب العائلات العالمية في دبي، يرجى المراسلة على البريد الإلكتروني email@DubaiSummit.org أو يمكن زيارة الموقع الإلكتروني www.DubaiSummit.org.

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Erickson Wins SOF/PR Defense Contract

You Serve Our Country, Let Erickson Serve You

PORTLAND, Oregon, Nov. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, was awarded a seat on the Special Operations Forces / Personnel Recovery (SOF/PR) Multiple Award Contract for Modifications (MACM). It’s a seven year, $996M contract vehicle that provides modifications for the Air Force Materiel Command, Life Cycle Management Center for Fixed and Rotary Wing platforms. The rotary wing platforms consist of the HH-60G, TH-1H, and UH-1H helicopters. Erickson’s vertically integrated aerospace capabilities founded on continued manufacturing of the S64 Air Crane® helicopter and ongoing maintenance repair and overhaul of Navy and Marine Corps platforms will serve U.S. Air Force rotary wing requirements in the areas of systems integration, qualification, and implementation of aircraft modifications, including integrated weapon systems, subsystems, and associated support equipment.

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“Erickson has a long lineage of modernizing and sustaining legacy aircraft through platform modification. We are eager to serve the Air Force with the same commitment and dedication that goes into sustaining our own fleet of operating aircraft,” said Doug Kitani, CEO.

About Erickson

Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services specializing in defense and national security, manufacturing, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO), and commercial services. Erickson Defense and National Security conducts repair and overhaul of Department of Defense (DoD) rotary wing platforms as well as operates a variety of commercial aircraft in expeditionary environments to perform Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC), Personnel Recovery (PR) and Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) for the DoD. Erickson Manufacturing and MRO services include manufacturing the S64 Air Crane® helicopter as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) as well as manufacturing key aerospace parts for aerospace OEMs. Commercial aerial services include the operation of 20 Erickson owned and operated S64 Air Crane® helicopters to perform firefighting, powerline construction, timber harvesting, HVAC, and specialized heavy lift for oil and gas. Founded in 1971, Erickson is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and maintains operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia.

For more information on our products and services visit ericksoninc.com.

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Lebanon’s National Orthodox High School teaching Human Fraternity Document.

The National Orthodox High School (Mar-Elias)-al-Mina in Tripoli, Lebanon, has organised a seminar entitled, ‘The Culture of Pluralism and Acceptance of Differences’.

It was attended and patronised by Hamad Saeed Sultan Al Shamsi, the UAE Ambassador to Lebanon along with a number of cultural, social and religious figures, and administrative and teaching staff.

Micheal Qatra, School Principal, thanked Al Shamsi for patronising the function and expressed his appreciation for the UAE’s leadership and people.

Al Shamsi said, “Today, we read together a lesson entitled ‘Tolerance’, the chapter of coexistence. Our lives represent a number of books, the most significant of which is the Human Fraternity Document signed by Pope Francis, the Head of the Catholic Church, and Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, in Abu Dhabi, which has been included within the curriculum of the National Orthodox High School.”

He urged the students to learn from the Human Fraternity Document, noting that UAE Embassy will this year organise several activities as part of the Year of Tolerance to highlight the role played by teachers and students to transfer knowledge to generations to come.

At the end of the meeting, shields of appreciation were exchanged by Al Shamsi and Qatra.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UAE leaders congratulate Algeria’s Acting President on National Day.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory cable to Abdelkader Bensalah, the Acting President of Algeria, on the occasion of his country’s National Day.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also sent congratulatory cables to President Bensalah and to Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui, on the occasion.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UAE Minister of State Leads High-Level Delegation to Bulgaria.

A high-level United Arab Emirates delegation has concluded a successful trip to Bulgaria, with both nations agreeing to further advance bilateral relations.

UAE Minister of State H.E. Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh led the high-level delegation to the Bulgarian capital Sofia in a bid to further develop bilateral cooperation in a number of fields.

In meetings with Bulgarian counterparts, H.E Al Sayegh and UAE officials discussed a range of opportunities to deepen economic, political and cultural cooperation. Opportunities explored include Emirati investments in agriculture, ports and energy, improvements to transport routes and the potential for investments in tourism and cultural exchange.

The high-level visit included meetings with Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E Ekaterina Zaharieva, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov, Culture Minister Boil Banov, Transport, IT and Communications Minister Rossen Jeliazkov and Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov.

Commenting during the visit, H.E Al Sayegh stated: The UAE deeply values its longstanding partnership with Bulgaria and the progress that this relationship has made on political, economic, and cultural fronts. The size of the UAE delegation on this visit is testament to our commitment to expanding the bilateral relationship to a strategic level.

H.E Al Sayegh noted the need to establish efficient routes and connections between inner land businesses and ports and logistics to improve lines of transport, and continued by saying the UAE delegation was impressed by Bulgarian agriculture technologies.

He concluded by saying that culture was also a field where the two nations could cooperate and develop their relationship.

Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E Ekaterina Zaharieva welcomed the UAE delegation and reaffirmed the Bulgarian Government’s high level of interest in further developing bilateral relations. Zaharieva expressed the desire to see more Bulgarian products in the UAE market and said she looked forward to the signing of a cultural and tourism agreement.

The nation’s Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov illustrated the strengths of the Bulgarian economy and stressed that Bulgaria was aiming for a strategic partnership with the UAE. He welcomed Emirati investments in agriculture, ports and energy and said the Ministry of Economy was looking forward to holding the first joint economic committee with the UAE.

The UAE delegation to Bulgaria included 42 delegates from 21 entities, including five Ministries, Abu Dhabi Development Fund, Masdar, Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Ports, Abu Dhabi Global Market, Dubai Exports, DP World, Tawazun, Bee’ah, Al Dahra, Eagle Hills and Hub71.

Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation included H.E. Omar Saif Ghobash, Assistant Minister for Cultural Affairs; H.E. Abdulwahab Nasser Al Najjar, UAE’s Ambassador to Bulgaria; H.E. Hend Mana Al Otaiba, Director of the Strategic Communications Department; Ahmed Al-Attar, Deputy Director of the European Affairs Department; and Amna Fikri, Deputy Director of the Economic and Trade Affairs Department.

Representing the Ministry of Economy was H.E Juma Mohammed Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for the Foreign Trade Sector; representing the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development was H.E. Sheikh Salem Al Qassimi, Assistant Undersecretary for Heritage and Arts; and H.E. Saeed Rashid Al Yateem, Assistant Undersecretary of the Resource and Budget Sector, represented the Ministry of Finance.

The visit followed that of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, to Sofia in June 2019 to meet with Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva and inaugurate the UAE Embassy in Bulgaria upon its official opening.

Besides the high-level meetings the delegation also visited the Sofia Tech Park and the country’s National Museum of History.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

iGA, Tamkeen sign MoU to Develop Employability Skills Portal

Manama, The Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) and the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop Employability Skills Portal (ESP), the first online platform of its kind in the Kingdom.

The ESP is designed to help Bahrain’s policy-makers understand the labor market’s needs, making it an important source of information for government entities, business owners, and job seekers.

The President of the Supreme Council for the Development of Education and Training, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, attended the signing of the agreement, which was signed by iGA’s Chief Executive, Mohammed Ali Al-Qaed, and Tamkeen’s Chief Executive, Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi.

Dr. Janahi said: The platform is in line with the directives of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s leaders, who support digital transformation and the use of modern technology in providing databases with strong foundations and standards that will contribute to the future direction of the Kingdom’s labor market. This is in parallel to the continuous modernization of Tamkeen’s operations and internal programmes, especially when it comes to the inclusion of specialized professional programs and updating them to suit labor market changes.

Al-Qaed noted that the MoU confirms with iGA’s current works in developing Bahrain’s digital economy and accelerating the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in government, in line with the directives of HM King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

A-lQaed stated that the ESP carries strategic and tactical significance that would be of great benefit to public and private organizations, educational institutions, and job seekers.

Al-Qaed added that the iGA will build a cloud-based system that will maintain a preliminary database from seven government entities, including are the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, the Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), the Social Insurance Organisation (SIO), the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, the Education and Training Quality Authority, the Civil Service Bureau, and the Higher Education Council. The database will be made available to the public.

The ESP will help educational and training institutions tailor their programmes to meet Bahrain’s labour market demands, avoiding potential gaps between skills demand and supply as well as improving the workforce competitiveness.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Electricity Minister visits Muharraq Customer Service Centre

Manama, Electricity and Water Affairs Minister, Wael bin Nasser Al Mubarak, visited the Muharraq Customer Services Centre, along with EWA Chief Executive Officer, Shaikh Nawaf bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, and a number of officials to review its progress and how quickly it responds to the requirements of the people with regard to electricity and water services.

The minister also met the officials and customers and listened to their needs and observations about the centre and the quality of transactions they wish to be available to provide better services.

The minister said that his visit comes to review and follow up on the progress of work in the various sectors of the EWA, and to reassure the level of services.

He said that the visit was in line with the directives of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, for officials to go to work sites and gauge the needs of citizens and residents and the level of services provided to them.

The minister commended the efforts of the employees of the centre and said officials at the EWA strive for customer satisfaction with its services and benefit from the feedback of the people to provide the best.

He said they also work to achieve the highest quality services for all, stressing the need for continuous measurement of customer satisfaction through the diversification of communication tools.

The minister directed the officials of the Customer Services Directorate to launch a direct visual line to communicate with the deaf and the mute category through which special transactions can be completed to facilitate the services provided by the Authority. He said this service will contribute to overcome the difficulties they face in order to complete their transactions.

The minister stressed the EWA’s keenness to provide the best services and raise their quality in a sustainable manner according to the data of the government work programme, the national strategic plan and Bahrain’s 2030 economic vision.

He thanked and appreciated the employees and officials working at the centre and all other such centres for their efforts.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

UAE renews commitment to eliminating preventable diseases.

The UAE has reiterated its commitment to eliminating preventable diseases which are affecting the very poor and vulnerable communities in the world, and to improving the health conditions for millions of children around the world.

This came in a statement made by Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, UAE Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, during an event hosted at the World Health Organisation headquarters to mark the World Polio Day, in the presence of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General Professor David Salisbury, chair of the Global Commission for the Certification of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis.

Al Zaabi also renewed UAE’s commitment to supporting the biennial Reaching the Last Mile, RLM, Forum, which will convene in Abu Dhabi on 19th November under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

He said this year’s Forum, to be held under the theme “Accelerating the Pace,” will bring together 250 high-level guests from across government, private sector, philanthropy and academia to discuss reaching the last mile of disease elimination faster.

The Forum, he added, will feature several major announcements and major international donor pledges to the Polio Endgame Strategy 2019 2023.

On 11th September, the Permanent Mission of the UAE and WHO hosted an event centered on polio eradication at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva yesterday.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has pledged more than US$ 167 million for polio eradication activities through the Global Polio Eradication Initiative,GPEI.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs