Tuesday, May 24, 2022

WIEF 2017

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to speak about disruptive change at WIEF 2017

Photo by Michael Bulbenko

Sarawak, Malaysia plays host to world leaders and captains of industry to unlock next phase of collaboration and growth during times of disruptive change

Sep 28, 2017


Qatar’s National Vision 2030

Emirate looks to build an economy driven by knowledge and SMEs, not by oil and gas

At QBIC’s demo day, startups have an opportunity to present their product, market research and financial projections to an auditorium full of judges and fellow entrepreneurs

For more than two decades, Qatar has been moving its economy away from hydrocarbons towards information technology and learning. This shift to a knowledge-based... Sep 01, 2017

Others | Middle East | Qatar

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

World Cup makes Qatar a catalyst for change to bridge the gap between Western world and Middle East

An artist’s impression of Al Rayyan Stadium, which will have a 44,000-seat capacity

In 2022, Qatar will be the first Middle Eastern nation to host the FIFA World Cup–a highly anticipated month-long event that has been known to... Aug 24, 2017

Others | Middle East | Qatar

Invest in Peru

Agriculture and hospitality sectors amongst most attractive for FDI

Hotel development is set to grow at a rapid rate, buoyed by ever-increasing visitor numbers and the efforts of the business-friendly government to facilitate... May 08, 2017

Others | South America | Peru

The Good Life

Italy the ‘Wellness Nation’: a global reference point for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle

Italy is one of a handful of places on the planet where living the good life is not just a pleasant reverie or wistful state of mind. All you have to... Oct 28, 2016

Others | Europe | Italy

Toys & Entertainment

Land of entertainment reinvents itself with innovation and global phenomena

Michihiro Maeda, President, Epoch Co., Ltd.

In the face of having an aging population, Japan’s toy industry has managed to not only transition into a new era of entertainment, but also increase... Oct 20, 2016

Others | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Kigali summit ‘a resounding success’

Rwandan President Paul Kagame welcomes TGAIS delegates to the Kigali Convention Centre

Drawing international attention to Africa’s development potential, The Global African Investment Summit – COMESA & Government of Rwanda... Sep 29, 2016

Others | Africa | Rwanda

A Bedrock of Stability

Qatari leaders and U.S. partners working to secure the Middle East

President Barack Obama with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar

A strong U.S. partner in the fight against ISIS, Qatar is “a bedrock of stability in a sea of turmoil”, according to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin... Sep 20, 2016

Others | Middle East | Qatar

Beyond Sushi

Food makers look to supply rising global demand for healthier, high-quality products

Rising demand for healthier foods in the U.S. and Europe and the growth in popularity of Japanese food across the globe translates to big opportunities... Sep 17, 2016

Others | Asia-Pacific | Japan

12th WIEF

Forum bridges economic divide

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta hosted the 12th WIEF from August 2-4, 2016 (Photo: Indonesian Ministry of Tourism)

Ten agreements signed at the 12th WIEF on collaborations on Islamic finance and capital markets, halal and franchise industry to spur economic activities,... Sep 12, 2016

Others | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia

Japanese Craftsmanship

Ancient Monozukuri philosophy still guides corporate Japan in the 21st century

With a focus on a long-term vision rather than short-term results, Japanese companies push for sustainable growth, while adhering to age-old principles... Sep 01, 2016

Others | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Momentum builds for first TGAIS in Africa

The new Kigali Convention Centre is ready to host the TGAIS-COMESA Rwanda in September (Photo: GCIS/flickr/GovernmentZA ©CC BY-ND 4.0)

Shaping up to be the ‘exceptional networking environment’ the organizers have created previously in London, interest is heating up for the... Aug 04, 2016

Others | Africa | Rwanda

Recycling: an art Japanese society is very good at

Mr. Hideki Hashira
President of Daiseki

By recycling 90% of the waste managed, Daiseki has built a business model that is not just... Mar 15, 2017

Shueisha brings Japanese media content to the US, Europe, Asia & South Africa

Marue Horiuchi
President of Shueisha

Manga and anime content provider Shueisha is one of Japan’s leading publishing houses.... Nov 02, 2016

CU: more than just a convenience store

Seok-Joh Hong
Chairman of BGF Retail

BGF Retail operates the largest network of convenience stores in South Korea through its... Oct 18, 2016

Value-added foods feed into social wellbeing

Yasushi Yoshida
President of Bourbon Corporation

Involved mainly in the manufacture and sale of food items, particularly its popular confectionary... Oct 17, 2016

Multichannel operator tuned into next generation of services

Shinji Takada
Representative Director, President & CEO of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation

A leader in multichannel pay-TV broadcasting and satellite communications, SKY Perfect JSAT... Oct 07, 2016

Japanese game developer’s passion is seen in the details

Kazuki Morishita
Founder, President & CEO of GungHo Online Entertainment Inc.

GungHo Online has become one of Japan’s largest mobile game companies. With some of... Sep 28, 2016

Innovation expands Choya’s appeal

Shigehiro Kondo
CEO of Choya Umeshu Co., Ltd.

Choya has become synonymous with umeshu, the traditional Japanese liqueur made from the... Sep 08, 2016

Optimal processing feeds into growth

Kunio Otani
Representative Director and President of Nichirei

Head of frozen food group Nichirei Kunio Otani looks at the potential impact of Abenomics,... Sep 01, 2016

Market-savvy dining model proves a hit

Makoto Tani
President & CEO of Skylark Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1962, the Skylark Group has established itself as one of Japan’s leading... Aug 17, 2016

Beverage leader shows a $200m vote of confidence in Rwanda

Jonathan Hall
Managing Director of Bralirwa Ltd

Part of the Heineken Group and a partner of Coca-Cola, Bralirwa (aka Brasseries et Limonaderies... Aug 15, 2016

United vision creates unique business complex

Olivier Mazimpaka
Director of CHIC

Kigali’s new $30-million complex in the central business district is in its first... Aug 12, 2016

The ‘real’ business platform for Africa

Paul Sinclair
Director of Africa for dmg :: events (UK) Ltd.

The perfect environment to meet the global business elite interested in Africa as a business... Aug 05, 2016

Italian innovation creates long-term vision

Lapo Elkann
Founder of Italia Independent

Creativity and innovation, hallmarks of the Italian spirit for design and craftsmanship,... Aug 08, 2016

Record results mark global rise of hearing loss solutions innovator

Enrico Vita
CEO of Amplifon

Amplifon is the world leader in providing solutions for those affected by hearing loss,... Aug 02, 2016

Milestones chart the rise of top flavor maker

Kineo Okada
Founder and Senior Advisor of Ariake Japan

The highest stock prices in the food industry; one of the largest and most computerized... Aug 01, 2016

Japanese food producer caters for changing appetites and US tastes

Kunio Otani
Representative Director and President of Nichirei

Founded in 1942 Nichirei operates through around 80 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.... Jul 22, 2016

Versatile, tailored style conquers US market with sales up 78%

Giovanni Anzani
CEO of Poliform

Giovanni Anzani, CEO of high-end Italian furniture and kitchen designer and manufacturer... Jul 18, 2016

Hearty global appetite for Eataly phenomenon

Oscar Farinetti
Founder of Eataly

An international ambassador of the high quality-focused ‘Made in Italy’ brand,... Jul 17, 2016

The US could be a sweet move for Glico

Katsuhisa Ezaki
President & CEO of Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd.

Japan’s iconic confectioner Ezaki Glico is currently focused on the snack markets... Jul 08, 2016

Quality cosmetic OEM eyes overseas expansion

Ryohei Takimi
President of Toyo Beauty Co., Ltd.

Major international partners rely on Toyo Beauty Co., Ltd. to provide comprehensive OEM... Jun 30, 2016

A helping hand

Yusuf Bin Ahmed Al Kuwari
CEO Qatar Charity

In a world where times of crisis are set to become more frequent and more serious, Qatar... Jun 20, 2016


Kuwait Finance House

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Ultimate Developers Limited

Vision/Mission UDL’s mission is to deliver...

Qatar Petroleum (QP)

Our mission is to ensure the State gets maximum benefit...

Turkish Airlines

History 1933-1945: Establishment 1933: The...



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