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Autoportrait Emile Issa on Leica M8 / Ilford  

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Emile Issa is a Strategic Communication & Public Relations Consultant: 

London / Commonwealth Countries (Office in Bedford Square), Lebanon (Beirut Office), Spain (Marbella – Golden Mile).

Founder of KAMSYN Digital Magazine www.kamsyn.com (Digital Diplomacy, Leadership, Fashion, Art and Culture in EMEA).


CWEIC Membership Certificate KAMSYN 2018

KAMSYN is Corporate Strategic Partner of the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council (Secretariat based at Marlborough House, Westminster and Guildhall, City of London)


Sr. Emile E. Issa

Emile was elevated to the Dignity of the Spanish Royal Order of Civil Merit by His Majesty Felipe VI King of Spain to the Rank of Officer of the Cross of Civil Merit by H.E Milagros Hernando Ambassador of Spain in Lebanon, in recognition of his efforts and outstanding Merits which have enabled the Embassy to improve its Communication Strategy and reach a wider and younger audience.

The attention & care Emile brings to the Image and Reputation of his clients (Governments, Decision Makers, Businessmen & Businesswomen, Multinationals, Luxury Brands, Personalities, Artists and Entrepreneurs) allows him to put at their disposal his Expertise and Analytical skills to assess the issues at stake and the potential opportunities to be seized, while crafting the Influence Strategies in order to successfully reach their objectives

Emile’s Experience and Disruptive Creative Approach of Digital Visual Content (Photos, Promotional Films and Animations) as well as his understanding of the Dynamics of Influence (classical and online) and Diplomatic nuance (Traditional & Digital) allows him to maximize the potential of his clients’ messages in order to succeed in creating a measurable Impact and Interaction with their audiences in today’s over-solicited world.

Emile’s passion for new encounters and his experienced yet genuine Public relations practice make it easier for the various VIP actors who require his services to establish a successful & beneficial long-term professional relationship.

Emile Founded the Cigar Circle “Cigares et Chocolats” to help connect cigar amateurs coming from diverse professional backgrounds in search of new aromas and discoveries in a private setting.

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Emile is also the Founder of the Private Event  Mind Talk which reunites International Professionals, Diplomats, Businessmen & Businesswomen from Lebanon and Abroad for friendly exchanges in a refined setting. The monthly meetings are held under Chatham House Rule.

Emile is an active member of the Lebanese Spanish Business Council LSBC  and the British Lebanese Business Group.

Passionate about the Arts & Humanities, Emile launched his Strategic Communications & PR Office in 2010 offering his clients Creative Concepts, Strategies, Business Diplomacy and personalized access to his International VIP Network.

I- The Services offered by Emile’s Consultancy Office:

– Strategic Communication & Public Relations (Classical & Digital)
Reputation Management, Crisis Communication & Strategic Monitoring
– Business Diplomacy

II- Emile’s Portfolio includes:

– Governments & Embassies

– The BMB group (Cisco, Motorola, Laserfiche) in direct contact with the CEO Mr. Mitri Doumet; Emile Headed the following 6 Months project in Synergy with the Bmb Team:

Setting-up The Yearly Marketing Strategy covering 5 Countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan & Saudi Arabia) as well as the Concept and Express Execution (in 2 months) of the 20th BMB Anniversary Ceremony held at O1ne Beirut bringing together more than 600 professionals from the USA, Singapore, Kuwait, Dubai, Saudi Arabia (November 2015).

For the group, Emile also directed and supervised the production of several Intro Films and Digital Animations while setting-up a Media Distribution Network to homogenize and optimize the adaptation and dissemination of ICT messages to a Digital audience of young millennials to promote the image of the group and its perception among young customers and users.

-Advertising Agencies like Publicis, Impact BBDO, JWT, Drive Dentsu and Associations such as The Beirut Marathon Association  and the Children’s Cancer Center Lebanon St-Jude with the American University of Beirut (AUB) as well as Festivals: Marbella Luxury Weekend 2017 and Photomed.

-Fashion Brands such as : Tiffany & Co (CEO Frederic Cumenal), GS, BoshiesMarie Munier Entrepreneurs and artists: Mashrou’ Leila, Matteo, May Rishani, Nemer Saade,Vintage Story and BK Architects.

-International Brands: Nissan, ABSOLUT Vodka, Harry’s Bar.

-Famous Luxury Brands: Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jacques DESSANGE

-Shopping Malls BHV

– Prestigious VIP Hotels

– NGOs: Blind & Deaf Society of Baabda, Donner Sang Compter DSC, LAMSA

-Fashion & Tech Start-ups as well as Artists having achieved International fame.

-Universities & Organizations where he’s invited as a Speaker to give talks related to Communication & Digital Influence: SKeyes Center Moderator for the #Tech4Freedom Panel (December 2017 featuring Patrick Butler Vice-President of ICFJ, Eddy Touma Co-Founder of Klangoo and Roula Mikhael Managing Director of Maharat), Amicale des Anciens de Jamhour NDJUSAID Terre Liban (September 2017)Haigazian University 2017, USJ , the Rotary Club de Beyrouth and the Italian Cultural Institute on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

-Magazines: ESSENTIAL MarbellaL’Officiel Levant, Masculin, Mondanité, Spécial, Femme, Jamalouki..

In appreciation for his Leadership position in the Communication field, Emile was invited to attend several Prestigious International Conferences of which:

Condé Nast Mindful Luxury (Oman, April 2017)

-Condé Nast “Hard Luxury”  (Florence 22-23 April 2015) where his exchange with Karl Lagerfeld delighted the audience led by the star journalist Suzy Menkes and

-WIRED Tech Conference in London in November 2015.

III- Emile’s Office is solicited for its Strategic Communication & PR Services by many Prestigious clients (some of the projects below) :

Strategic Communication & PR Services for the VIP Magazine ESSENTIAL Marbella Number 1 in Costa del Sol, Spain.

Strategic Communication & PR Services on Kamsyn for the OFA Winners Exclusive Trip to Madrid under the High-Patronage of the Spanish Embassy in Beirut. The Winners Rabia Al Zayyat & Yara Ghossein, Founders of KANZ Handbags were introduced to Leaders, Artists, Professors & Decision-Makers in the Spanish Fashion World in Madrid (May 2017).

-The Coverage on Kamsyn and Media Support of the Conference of H.E Miguel Angel Moratinos, previous Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs & Mr Jean-Louis Guigou President of IPEMED at ESA, Beirut March 2017: “The Challenges Mediterranean Countries Face: A Perspective from Lebanon”.

Strategic Communication & PR Services for the Marbella Luxury Weekend 2017. Promoting the Festival to a refined Middle Eastern Audience.

-The Coverage on Kamsyn and Media Support of the Conference of Foreign Ministers of Greece and Cyprus, HE Nikos Kotzias and HE Ioannis Kasoulides in Beirut, upon invitation of the Lebanese Foreign Minister HE Gebran Bassil for a Round Table at the University of the Holy Spirit USEK, in November 2016 and upon the invitation of HE Theodore Passas, Ambassador of Greece to Lebanon.

PR in the Middle East via Kamsyn for the Katarocks Super Yacht Rendez-vous (Phuket, Thailand Nov 2016) reuniting the most famous collectors & professionals of the Super Yacht Industry.

-The Mediatization on Kamsyn and support of Caravan Beirut organized by Nour Khoury Jallad Bucolik &  Mariana Wehbe PR in Washington DC (6 April to 12 April 2016) at the Invitation of the Lebanese-American Chamber for Commerce, the Mayor of Washington DC Muriel Bowser and the Embassy of Lebanon in the USA.

Strategic Communication & PR Services for the Retrieving Beirut  Festival organized by Donna Maria Feghaly in collaboration with the Brazilian Embassy in Lebanon within the Beirut Design Week 2016 (May 24th till May 29th 2016) featuring 11 Internationally renown Lebanese artists. Partners of the event were Iguzzini, Unilux, Al-Ostoura, Kamsyn, Samsung, Librairie Antoine, The Agenda Beirut, Prestige Magazine & many others.. (video)

-The Strategy, Concept, Supervision and Media relations for the Spanish Reunion Event under the High Patronage of the Embassy of Spain in Beirut and HE Milagros Hernando Ambassador of Spain in Lebanon. The idea was to persuade major Spanish brands to work together on a New Event Concept with Viral Potential: Desigual, Cortefiel, Massimo Dutti, Springfield, Women’s Secret, Mayoral etc.. produced by the Agency “Tarte Aux Poires” in September 2015.

-The Communication Strategy & Organization of the Ounousa Fashion Awards (July 2016) directed by Yoana Zakhem Halabi, promoting 10 Lebanese Fashion Designers in the Arab World, launched by the Digital Magazine Ounousa , regional leader with more than 14 millions monthly visitors. The Partners of the Campaign were the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism, the Spanish Embassy in Lebanon, The Smallville Hotel, Lumalu Lipstick, Sohat,  Kamsyn & The Agenda Beirut.  The Campaign reunited a Jury of VIPs & major Digital Influencers.

-The Mediatization on Kamsyn of the Conference «Defence & Society: The Swiss Experience, Similarities with Lebanon ?»  given by Colonel Sulser in relation with the Swiss Embassy in Lebanon and the Swiss Ambassador H.E François Barras.

-Commemoration of the 100 years of the Great Famine in the 1st World War in Lebanon with St Joseph University (USJ) and Canaan Family (Restoring Photo Archives and Public Relations).

–  “The first Night of the Cigar Amateur, Beirut” with “L’Amateur de Cigare Magazine”, France and Club Los Cedros, Lebanon.

As well as many other projects..

Photography is one of Emile’s passions  View Portfolio

Today Emile is always happy to meet dynamic people making a difference and open to new exciting projects.

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