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National Bankers Association Holds Its 95th Anniversary Conference

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     National Bankers Association Holds Its 95th Anniversary Conference Introduces Next Generation and Innovation Councils   With the swearing-in of its slate of board directors, the National Bankers Association (NBA) convened its 95th Anniversary Conference in Washington, D.C. Over the two-day conference, nearly 200 NBA Minority Depository Institution (MDI) members, guests, and strategic partners joined NBA leadership to engage in discussions around this year’s theme, “Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future: MDIs & the Road to Wealth Creation.”  “For the first time in three years, NBA members and partners gathered in person to review the transformational changes in our industry and celebrate a 36 percent increase in MDI assets,” said Nicole Elam, president and CEO of the National Bankers Association. “There was a deep sense of enthusiasm and urgency to use the conference to exchange insights that will help us guide our industry forward.” During the conference, the NBA announced two new councils. The Next Generation Advisory Council will focus on increasing the number of millennials using minority-owned and minority-operated banks while providing insight into ways to improve technology to meet the needs of their evolving customer base. The Innovation Council will identify and assess partnerships and technology solutions to help member banks...

The National Bankers Association Launches Next Gen Advisory Council

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WASHINGTON, DC – The National Bankers Association (NBA) announced its newly formed Next Generation (Next Gen) Advisory Council. The Council is made up of ethnically diverse leaders that have made noteworthy contributions to finance, technology, entertainment, and sports. As digital capabilities increasingly define financial services and the customer base gets younger, MDIs must modernize to survive. Next Gen fulfills that need as they will focus on increasing the number of millennials using minority-owned and minority-operated banks while providing insight on ways to improve technology to meet the needs of their evolving customer base. On October 12th, the Advisory Council hosted an inaugural reception in Washington, D.C., and discussed the future as a cohesive body of game-changing leaders working with the National Bankers Association. Advisory Council Co-Chair Kai Cunningham, who Co-Founded Limited Ventures alongside the Rockefeller, Forbes, & Costa Families, states, “In a time where diversity is paramount, it is essential that this organization, among others, are visible and accessible to provide opportunities to underserved communities whether it be access to financial literacy, and even down the line, the opportunity to collaborate in communities that focus on high structured finance such as venture capital and private equity.” Advisory Council Co-Chair Chloe Barz,...

Renowned Members of the UAE Culinary Scene Celebrated the World Pasta Day (25th October...

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Taste and health merits of pasta captivated F&B leaders at the special lunch organized by the Italian Trade Agency to celebrate the World Pasta Day in Dubai alongside similar events in Tokyo, London, Berlin, New York, and Paris.  World Pasta Day is the prelude to the 7th edition of “Italian Cuisine Week in the World”   Dubai, October 24th – The 24th edition of the World Pasta Day was celebrated in Dubai, one of the world culinary capitals chosen this year to draw attention to the merits and benefits of pasta, its great taste, its healthfulness, and the convenience of its simplicity for people everywhere. Since 1998 the World Pasta Day has been celebrated every year around the globe. The 2022 launching events took place on 24th October simultaneously in Tokyo, London, Berlin, New York, Paris, and Dubai.   Some of the most prominent F&B traders and journalists in the UAE were delighted by 5 innovative pasta recipes conceived by Chef Luca Carbini and updated about latest trends about pasta at the event organized at Capital Club by ITA-Italian Trade Agency in cooperation with Unione Italiana Food (https://www.unioneitalianafood.it/en/) and the Federation of Italian Chefs (https://www.fic.it/).     Italy is the world leader in the production...

SCAI teams up with Tahakom to develop AI infrastructure and super-computing capabilities

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New partnership will accelerate the adoption of next-generation AI technologies required to empower digital transformation across smart cities, government, and the economy PRWIRE: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 14 September 2022:  The Saudi Company for Artificial Intelligence (SCAI), a PIF-owned company that seeks to develop the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies industries in Saudi Arabia, has signed an MoU with the Saudi Technology and Security Comprehensive Control Company (Tahakom) a leading company of public safety and smart mobility technologies. The two parties will collaborate to develop the AI infrastructure and super-computing capabilities necessary to power the next generation of AI applications. The partnership was announced today at the global AI summit in the presence of Eng. Ayman AlRashed, CEO of SCAI, and Eng. Nabeel Al Omar, CEO of Tahakom. Under the terms of the MoU, the companies will leverage their joint technical capabilities to cultivate and implement the infrastructure required to process the huge amounts of data that will be generated by smart cities. The collaboration is set to further enable a climate of innovation across the Kingdom’s AI ecosystem, contribute to the development of homegrown intellectual property, and inspire the next generation of talented Saudi data scientists....

Tradewind Announces USD 5.5 Million Facility for Towel Manufacturer in Gujarat, India

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PRWIRE: Dubai, UAE After searching for over two years for a lender that could help them overcome the challenges of modern global trade – including labor shortages, increased shipping costs, and the extreme swings of supply and demand – a towel manufacturer based in Gujarat, India was introduced to Tradewind Finance, who was just the financial partner they were looking for. Tradewind recently provided USD 5.5 million in funding for the company, which specializes in all sorts of cotton towels for the bath, beach and kitchen. Patterned or plain, and designed with antiviral fabrics for good health measure, the towels are sold to big-name retailers in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore. It was Tradewind’s global presence and international capabilities that won the client over. Supplying to multiple household names around the world, the company felt reassured knowing that Tradewind could reduce the risks of cross-border trade by offering credit protection and collections services to them. Tradewind already had working relationships with many of their buyers, which was also a source of comfort for the company. As a centerpiece of the financing arrangement, Tradewind was able to close the cash flow gap for the client under the extended payment...

10 reasons why i should learn arabic as an expatriate in the United Arab Emirates

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Neal Katyal Announced as Keynote Speaker at the 2023 Fred Korematsu Day Event in San Francisco

PRWIRE: JANUARY 12. San Francisco, CA – On Saturday, January 28, 2023, The Fred T. Korematsu Institute will commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the...

Top 5 Business of Law Trends to Expect in 2023, Predicted by the Industry Experts of Maverick Search Consulting

With corporations across sectors bracing for an economic downturn in 2023, the team at Maverick Search Consulting, a top business staffing consultancy for law firms,...

Spotted: Filipino-Designed Lounge Chairs with K-Pop Superstars BLACKPINK and SEVENTEEN

The Hallyu wave, or the rise in popularity of Korean culture across the globe, has turned South Korea into one of the world’s most...

Get to know piña fiber: A sustainable plant fiber for textiles

Sourcing eco-friendly materials is one way to make fashion more sustainable and healthier for the planet Fashion is undoubtedly one of the most popular industries...

iOpen Innovations receives the HANTX Allied Partner of the Year Award

McKinney, TX – November 12, 2022. iOpen Innovations receives the HANTX Allied Partner of the Year Award. The Hotel Association of North Texas recently awarded iOpen...

New WeeCare Study Reveals U.S. Daycare Costs are Unaffordable, Burdening Families and Worsening America’s Childcare Crisis

Los Angeles, CA, December 9, 2022 — A recent study conducted by WeeCare (https://weecare.co), the nation’s largest childcare network, has found that the cost...

FAME+ Market Days Invites Middle Eastern Trade Buyers to Interact with Philippine-based Fashion and Design Manufacturers

Dubai, UAE. October 18, 2022 – FAME+ Market Days, an immersive online event organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM),...

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm Met with Baltimore-Based WeSolar Inc. Leadership

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm Met with Baltimore-Based WeSolar Inc. Leadership  BALTIMORE (November 11, 2022) –  U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M....

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