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Egypt’s Minister of Communications & Information Technology to Present Keynote at IDC’s Virtual CIO...

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Cairo – International Data Corporation is delighted to announce that His Excellency Dr. Amr Talaat, Egypt's Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), will be presenting the keynote speech at the virtual edition of the IDC Egypt CIO Summit 2021. Taking place tomorrow (Monday, June 14) under the theme 'Innovative Digital Strategies: Evolving to the Demands of a New Reality', the event will bring together senior business leaders, influential IT heads, and respected industry analysts to share their collective expertise on how best to meet the unique challenges of these unprecedented times.IDC is proud to welcome Egypt's Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) on board as the Summit's Strategic Partner for 2021. "We’re excited to be the Strategic Partner for the Summit, bringing the event to Egypt for the 7th year in a row," says Eng. Amr Mahfouz, ITIDA's CEO, who will also be speaking at the event. "This longevity is indicative of the importance and value that both ITIDA and IDC place on connecting with IT leaders and sharing knowledge, expertise, and global trends in emerging technologies through a unique platform."Hosted on IDC's fully immersive virtual platform, the IDC Egypt CIO Summit 2021  will provide unrivaled insights into the very...

Emirates NBD collaborates with UAE’s leading schools to foster financial preparedness among nation’s youth

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Suvo Sarkar, Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Retail Banking & Wealth Management, Emirates NBD Emirates NBD has announced the launch of a comprehensive financial education programme targeted at young adults as part of its continued commitment to furthering the financial wellness of individuals and families in the UAE. The week long web-based programme, delivered by Kids Finance Initiative, will be held in collaboration with ten leading schools in the UAE including: Dubai Gem Private School, The Elite English School, St. Mary’s Catholic High School, GEMS Modern Academy, GEMS New Millennium School, Middlesex University Dubai, and The British University in Dubai. Participants will include students from grades 11 and 12, targeting nearly 300 students in all. The education programme is among several key initiatives undertaken by Emirates NBD to foster financial wellness in the UAE. In addition to dedicated literacy programmes in the month of April, the bank carries out year-round efforts to educate and engage its staff as well as members of the public on financial and security awareness campaigns. Emirates NBD aims to continue to expand the financial education programme by reaching out to additional schools across the UAE. “Adopting good financial habits at an early age is...

Haider Rashid’s Europa to travel to the Directors’ Fortnight – Production / Funding –...

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14/06/2021 - The Italian-Iraqi director’s feature film which recounts an escape along the so-called “Balkan route” has been selected for the Cannes Film FestivalAdam Ali in EuropaDirected by Haider Rashid, the Italian feature film Europa will screen in the Directors’ Fortnight parallel section of the 74th Cannes Film Festival (running 6 – 17 July).Born in Florence in 1985 and raised in the city by an Iraqi father and an Italian mother, the filmmaker’s movie speaks of the difficult journey embarked upon by a young Iraqi man Kamal who is travelling to Europe on foot, across the border between Turkey and Bulgaria. Kamal is captured by the Bulgarian border police while walking along the so-called “Balkan route”, but he manages to escape and takes flight through the lawless underworld of a never-ending forest. It’s a journey in the name of survival which sees Kamal fighting tooth and nail for freedom and for life.(The article continues below - Commercial information) Starring in the cast of Europa are Adam Ali, Svetlana Yancheva, Pietro Ciciriello, Gassid Mohammed, Mohamed Zouaoui and Erfan Rashid. Written and edited by Haider Rashid and Sonia Giannetto, the film’s photography comes courtesy of Jacopo Maria Caramella, with set design in...

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Charles Clark, general manager, ME Dubai

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Located at the heart of the Burj Khalifa district, ME Dubai is an architectural wonder and is just a short ride away from the major shopping destinations, design hubs and fashion avenues of the city. Housed in the Opus by Zaha Hadid, the property offers design lovers something to marvel at with a breath-taking façade and interiors adorned with intricate masterpieces. Having been nominated as the Middle East’s Leading New Hotel by the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here sits down with general manager, Charles Clark, to find out more about this one-of-a-kind property. Breaking Travel News: Can you bring us up to date with the reopening of ME Dubai and of the city more generally? Is it fair to say the tourism sector is now on the road to recovery? Charles Clark: We have just announced the upcoming arrival of four new dining and entertainment venues to the property, scheduled to open in quarter four of this year. The new restaurant, bar and nightclub will be completed over the summer months and will complement our existing venues, Deseo, Central, Botanica, Maine and Roka. ADVERTISEMENTWe have also implemented a Stay Safe programme that was developed by Melia Hotels International, to ensure the...

Remarks by Joann Lockard, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire –...

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News: Dubai seeks new source markets to drive tourism recovery

Dubai Tourism chief executive, Issam Kazim, said he hoped that new markets can help make up for the loss of visitors from key outbound...

Reinvigorating Yoga & Spa Days at Meliã Desert Palm Dubai

Dubai, UAE-: Polo resort, Meliã Desert Palm Dubai, is inspiring ‘woosah’ for yoga practitioners with Yoga and Wellness single day packages that offer a rejuvenating...

Downeast meets Dubai: Unlikely businesses are cashing in on Maine’s identity

It’s tourism season, and demand is high for all things Maine, including reservations at three swanky restaurants — in the United Arab Emirates. If...

Afcon Qualifier: Sierra Leone v Benin delayed amid Covid controversy

Afcon Qualifier: Sierra Leone v Benin delayed amid Covid controversy The Group L fixture between the pair is yet to commence after...

Ghana at risk of major health crisis due to poor emergency care system – GMA warns

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is warning of dire health challenges in the coming years should government fail to substantially invest in the country’s...

PayTabs Egypt wins Best E-Payment Solution at Entrepreneur Middle East’s Leaders in Fintech Awards 2021

DUBAI, UAE, June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PayTabs Egypt, which set up operations in Cairo nearly a year and...

Abu Dhabi International Airport launches new competition for UAE artists with the question; ‘How will we travel in the future?’

One question, numerous answers –How will we travel in the future? Ever since the pandemic hit us last year, borders were compelled to close....

Algeria set new 27-match unbeaten record

Baghdad Bounedjah of Algeria <!-- Algeria set new 27-match unbeaten record --> by Bertin Basson...

Cote d’lvoire FM meets Qatar Envoy

  Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Ivorians in Diaspora of Republic of Cote d’Ivoire met with Charge...

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