Andrea Wazen and The Artistry of Bespoke Shoe Design

     As a young child in Beirut, bespoke shoe designer, Andrea Wazen, already knew that her passion lay in the arts. She was constantly sketching and drawing and, being a twin, was less than pleased when her mother used to dress her and her sister alike. “I was very particular about what I wanted…

CHOGM 2018 in London KAMSYN Exclusive Report

                Exclusive REPORT KAMSYN / Words by Sherine Bouez Communications Consultant With its key configuration of constituencies, the Commonwealth leveraged on its Secretariat, members, organizations, and networks, in putting forward new trade-related solutions to their shared challenges. From April 16th to 18th, the Commonwealth Business Forum 2018 opened by Her Majesty Queen…

Visual Artist Elias Abkar: Passion meets Photographic Excellence

Born in the Mythic city of Byblos, Lebanon, Visual Artist Elias Abkar grew up holding on to his dream of pursuing Art & Audiovisual Studies. After successfully graduating from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in 2015 (USEK), he quickly became more than just another dynamic Fashion and Lifestyle Photographer, but also a much sought-after Professional…

Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council (CWEIC) Launches 2018 Business Forum

At the Introductory reception at Mansion House attended by over 150 high-level dignitaries, businesses and high commissioners from across the Commonwealth countries, CWEIC Chairman, Lord Marland of Odstock highlighted the huge opportunity the Commonwealth presents to the private sector and Government alike, in the wake of a changing global trading landscape. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon hails…

7 Tricks to Deal with Condescending & Rude People in Business Meetings

One of the exciting advantages of working in the Strategic Communication & PR field is the constant opportunities to meet new fascinating people that can turn into friends and often also possible clients. It involves a passion for strong & genuine human interaction: Curiosity, Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Skill, Wit and Trust in addition to preliminary research and an…

Exclusive Interview with AUB President Fadlo R. Khuri, MD

AUB is the leading teaching-centered research university in Lebanon & the Region based on the American liberal arts model of higher education. With more than 9000 students and 800 full time faculty members, since its foundation in 1866, the University is a beacon for freedom of thought & expression, creative & critical thinking, integrity, leadership…

UK Minister of State for Middle East & International Development H.E Alistair Burt reaffirms UK’s commitment to supporting Strong & Prosperous Lebanon

Minister of State for the Middle East and International Development His Excellency Alistair Burt has reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to supporting a strong and prosperous Lebanon, announcing further support to the Lebanese Army and celebrating the UK’s investment in Lebanon’s future. At a reception hosted to launch the Association of Lebanese Graduates of UK Universities, Minister…

Marbella Luxury Weekend 2017: the New VIP Rendez-vous in the Mediterranean

  The Marbella Luxury Weekend is an unprecedented event in Spain, a natural luxury showcase where most Accessories, Jewellery, Watches, Yachts, Supercars, Luxury and Fashion brands are concentrated attracting prestigious VIPS & refined guests. This year the #MLW17 took place on the 1st & 2nd of June in Puerto Banus and also extended to other…

La Diplomatie à l’Heure de Twitter

L’art complexe de la diplomatie ne se limite plus aux salons feutrés des Ambassades et aux couloirs d’organisations internationales. A l’heure du tout numérique, la e-diplomatie est perçue comme une politique d’influence vitale en vue de promouvoir ses intérêts à l’étranger. Les Ambassadeurs ont ainsi investi les réseaux sociaux, en particulier Twitter depuis lequel ils…