Where is the market heading now? Get ready for Bancassurance 2017, focused on the impact of digital innovation driven by consumer.
When QUALITY meets OPEX in manufacturing
PHARMA and Biotech leaders understand the importance of shifting from a culture of compliance to a culture of quality.
All The Things You Need to Know About Takaful
The growth and profitability of the "Takaful" market varies with the current economic situation of the regulatory structure.
Technology and Innovation: North Africa Future Banking
The infographic depicts the overview of online banking in North Africa region.
5 Ways to Fill Your Manufacturing Workforce Pipeline
What can YOU do to get some attention from prospective applicants?
Case Study: Collateral Management
Large Insurance Company Rapidly Implements Calypso for Collateral.
The football match that burst into flames
On the 11th of May 1985, what started as a small fire reported by a TV commentator at the Bradford football stadium ended as a tragedy that killed 56 people and injured at least 265.
Exclusive Pre - Event Interview - Hind Al Mualla
Hind Al Mualla (Chief of Creativity, Happiness and Innovation at Knowledge & Human Development Authority) shares her view on the changing role of HR in MENA region and strategies for optimising human capital
How to Network like a Pro
So your company cares about your professional development and sends you to a conference, workshop or a training… Awesome! Listening to exciting presentations and case studies may teach you a lot, but there's also the invaluable benefit of networking. While some people find the networking part the most fun and can fully take advantage of this opportunity, less extroverted individuals can feel intimidated and might just want to get through the event with minimum interaction.
Cyber Crime Risk in Claims: Where is it Heading?
Read the following interview by David Piesse, Ambassador APAC, International Insurance Society.
Top 10 supply chain trends for the next 10 years - infographic
Take a look at the infographic about Top 10 supply chain trends for the next 10 years.
Exclusive pre-event interview with Walter Siegenthaler
"People with the right skills and the right attitude, modern equipment that makes it attractive for young people to work on, thus forming the key drivers of manufacturing competitiveness." - Walter Siegenthaler, Executive Vice President - Max Daetwyler Corporation, US.
Exclusive Pre-Event Interview - Dr. Talal H. Maghrabi
Interview with Dr. Talal H. Maghrabi, General Manager, IT Infrastructure, Ministry of Education
LatAm market rising in the eyes of pharmaceutical companies
Latin America is one of the emerging regions for the pharmaceutical industry. What are the top 5 reasons?
Pulsed laser welding
In applications where energy input has to be strictly controlled, such as in welding of sensitive electronic components or medical devices, pulsed laser welding often provides the best option. In laser welding the total energy input and its spatial distribution can be controlled independently...
Hybrid laser welding of fillet joints
Reduction of distortion is one of the most difficult challenges in welding technology. Thermal expansion and plastic flow of the material subjected to localised heating and cooling during welding, results in residual stress and distortion...
Interesting outcome regarding good clinical practice inspections
Read interesting findings about the inspections
10 Equipment Failures
Check out the infographic to know more about 10 equipment failures that can give you sleepless nights and ways to avoid them.
Exclusive Pre-Event Interview - Russell Gann
Russel Gann Shares his views on the 3rd Cyber Security Forum
3 types of procurement trends you need to start following
Check out our infographic 3 types of procurement trends you need to start following
Interview with Jonathan Lavender about Qatarization
Jonathan Lavender shares his views on Qatarization
“Unrivalled Client Experience” - Trimble Real Estate & Workplace Solutions White Paper
First impressions count… that’s why effective visitor management is cited as one of the most vital areas of any organisation.
FT I IE Corporate Learning Alliance - whitepaper
FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance believes that the impact of learning and development on an organisation’s strategy and business prospects should be a fundamental aspect of a corporate learning programme.
The Importance of Exceeding Customer Experience
Check the infographic to know about four importance of exceeding customer experience.
Developing Key Risk Indicators
Developing key risk indicators via internal and external sources of information. Read to know more.
January 2016 to start new era for pharma companies in Europe
The past decade has witnessed a wave of global transparency in the pharmaceutical industry, and 2015 has marked the start of a new era in Europe. From January 2016, pharma companies will make their transfers of value public to healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations in Europe.
Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices
Have a look on the infographic about Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices.
Exclusive Pre-Event Interview - Farnaz Ranjbar
Farnaz Ranjbar Shares Insights On The Current Trends And Issues Of MENA HR Sector
5 reasons why Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning maintenance is important
Check the infographic to know how to save on operation and maintenance costs.
Facts about the smart cities concept
Check out the infographic to know where did the idea of smart cities come from?
Tips to stay healthy during Ramadan
Follow the 10 tips in the infographic to stay healthy during the month of Ramadan.
Medical Tourism In Asia
Read on the Top Medical Tourism Destination, Top 10 Hospitals and Top Procedures for Medical Tourists in Asia.
7 Top Issues of Pharmaceutical Cold Chain & Logistics in Latin America
The pharmaceutical market in the countries of Latin America is ever growing, however, many challenges for cold chain logistics remain the same. Limited infrastructure and an unskilled workforce together with different administrative requirements and regulations result in high non-quality and supply chain costs. Let's face these challenges together!
Interview with Gary Costin
Recently we conducted an interview with our trainer, senior presenter Gary Costin. He has over 17 years of professional experience in running a large number of projects in the areas of construction, mining, oil & gas, banking and finance. Here's his point of view on financial and project management.
TOXminds Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs
ToxMinds BVBA is a product safety and regulatory affairs firm located in Brussels, Belgium. Our passion and motivation is the use of good science, but we also understand the reality of our tightly regulated chemicals world. With our broad industry experience, we support our customers in bringing safe, regulatory compliant and publicly acceptable products to the market.
Interview: Roger Collins shares his views on the American manufacturing sector
Read the interview with Siemens' Technical Training Specialist and Apprenticeship Siemens Program Head - Roger Collins.
“Customer experience drives profitability.” - Interview with Daniel Sale from the National Bank of Abu Dhabi
The needs of banking customers are changing as new technologies and demands arise, alongside FinTech startups. That's why it's crucial for the banking industry to focus on keeping their customers satisfied and loyal. Daniel Sale, Head of Digital Marketing at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, shared some of his thoughts on this subject.
An interview with Prof. Dr. Zuriah Bt Abdul Rahman
A brief interview with Prof. Dr. Zuriah Bt Abdul Rahman, Microtakaful Expert and Consultant, GIZ RFPI Asia, Malaysia.
Digitalisation in SME Banks
Digital transformation is needed to meet the behavior and needs of customers, especially in the end-to-end processes.
BNY Mellon's MD Interviewed – collateral management outsourcing and tri-party agreements
In preparation for the 10th Annual Collateral Management Forum in Amsterdam, we asked Mark Higgins, Managing Director and Business Development Director at BNY Mellon, to share his thoughts on tri-party agreements in collateral management and the current market situations. Mark will be one of our esteemed speakers in Amsterdam. You can read his answers below.
The growing need for collateral - A quick interview with EFAMA's Senior Policy Advisor
The future for collateral management is full of changes – we asked Vincent Dessard, Senior Policy Advisor and Company Lawyer at EFAMA about what awaits us. He will offer an in-depth overview of these topics at the 10th Annual Collateral Management Forum in Amsterdam.
Post Show Report - European Sales & Marketing Effectiveness in Chemicals
Take a look at the Post Show Report from the 3rd Annual European Sales & Marketing Effectiveness in Chemicals Forum 2015
5th Annual HSE FORUM- Post Show Report
5th Annual HSE FORUM IN OIL, GAS & PETROCHEMICALS 2 - 4 June 2015 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Banking customers have both old and new demands” - interview with Debashis Sarkar
The current situation in the banking industry is changing quite rapidly. In such a competitive environment, the banks are also trying to adapt to both new and old demands of their clients. To understand the customer experience, we interviewed Debashis Sarkar, who will be our esteemed speaker and conference chairman at the Bankers' Customer Experience Summit, taking place in Dubai, September 27-28, 2016.
6 Benefits of Using Natural Gas in Europe
Take a look at the infographic about 6 Benefits of Using Natural Gas in Europe
5 Trends How Smart Governance Can Shape The Post- Carbon Era
Take a peek on the smart governance trends that can help shape the Post-Carbon era
Interview with Robert Zoubek
Read the interview with our expert trainer Robert Zoubek about the CMC Courses.
Interview with Ian Ramsay
Read the interview with Ian Ramsay, Former GMP/GDP Inspector, MHRA, United Kingdom.
The seismic shift in the rise of Non-Traditional Security Threats
Get experts insights on trends and forecast of non-traditional security threats at the IACSP ASEAN Security Symposium & Awards.
Deadly cloud over Seveso
On July 10, we observe the 40th anniversary of an explosion at a northern Italian chemical plant on the outskirts of a town called Meda. It went down in history as the “Seveso disaster,” which lent its name to the EU industrial safety regulations now known as the Seveso II Directive.
Plant Shutdown & Turnaround Forum 2015 - Post Show Report
5th Annual Plant Shutdown and Turnaround Forum took place on 24 – 26 November 2015 at Intercontinental Doha, State of Qatar. The event was not only focused on the latest technologies but also on scheduling and planning to execute safe and cost-efficient shutdowns and turnarounds. To know more about the event download the post show report.
Exclusive pre-training interview
Gerrit Wigger shares his view on gas processing and the future of oil & gas industry.
8over8 White Paper: Capex project overruns: Tackling the lasting negative effects of risk
Today, more than ever, we face an increasing pressure to deliver capital projects on time and on budget.
Topic insight: Implementation of EU-GMP Annex 16 at H. Lundbeck
Starting the project with a GAP analysis revealed that a number of Lundbeck’s procedures would have to be updated in order to be in compliance with the requirements of the revised annex 16. The main focus areas would be certificates, quality agreements and education of our personnel.
Topic insight: Lean and six sigma in quality unit
Lean and six sigma in quality unit: A tool for efficiency, continual improvement and quality culture implementation
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail
The effect of the unplanned shutdowns can have a huge impact not only on the company operating the facility but also on the wider economy.
Speaker's blog: Moving from Descriptive to Predictive HR Analytics
Luk is an experienced senior HR executive who has lead complex transition projects for compelling Fortune 500 companies, such as PepsiCo, Starbucks and Nielsen. He will speak more about the power of predictive HR analytics at our online conference.
Topic insight: How particle counting instruments count protein particles
The importance of protein particles as a quality attribute is a hot topic in the Biotech community.
4 reasons why you should attend the Asia Pacific Smart Cities event
In our busy world, we often forget the importance of being in a live face-to-face setting with others from the business community. Being active in your industry can bring many benefits. Here are 4 reasons why I am excited to be attending the Asia Pacific Smart Cities Forum, and why you should be too:
How SMEs Can Stimulate Economic Growth
Read the article on how SMEs can stimulate economic growth, adaptation of presentation by Y.B. senator Tan Sri Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam, Chairman of PUNB at 3d Annual APAC SME Banking Conference.
A Closer Look at Terrorism in Asia
This article states the current terrorism threats in Asia and what are the best methods to avoid the security challenges in the region.
Lessons learned - Interview with Chief Architect of Barcelona, the 1st Smart City
We conducted an exclusive interview with Vicente Guallart, who participated in Barcelona's transformation into a Smart City.
Turning up the dial: The challenges in developing a holistic collateral model
This Whitepaper explores approaches and challenges in moving towards holistic collateral management. Liquidity challenges, counterparty credit risk, leverage ratio, infrastructure threat, correlation and concentration risk, and many other factors play a crucial role in turning the operation of the model into a healthy one. Optimisation is a must. Make it work for you with orderly processes, clear organisation and smart usage of the latest technologies! Are you asking how? Read some tips in the free whitepaper below
Establishing a Sustainable & Renewable Cooling Infrastructure
4th District Cooling Stakeholders Summit to be held in Dubai, UAE from 19-20 April, 2016.
Q&A with Alexey Popov, Spitch CEO
As the CEO of Spitch since October 2015, and a recognized figure in global banking innovation, Alexey Popov has bold ideas about the integration of speech technology with remote banking solutions. His answers below provide his expert take on the transformation of financial services and the need for industry-wide solutions.
A New Era of Partners in Code in Education
Our lives are becoming so inextricably linked with our digital companions that we will soon find ourselves living as partners in code, creating the next generation of human-digital co-evolution, and education is potentially at the dawn of this new era.
Interview with Dr. Dean Bartles
Dr. Dean Bartles shares his view on importance of innovation and IT in the American manufacturing sector.
Interview with Jan Grunow
"I see a large potential in the combination of variation margin calculation, margin calls and exchange of securities collateral," says Jan Grunow, Executive Director and Head of Risk, Operations & Controlling at Swiss Life Asset Management, after we asked him about innovations which will influence the buy-side in the near future. Read the full interview with this seasoned expert to get to know his view on the future development of buy-side and collateral management in general.
Exclusive pre-event interview: Sepp Ruchti from Swiss Life
Read the interview with General Agent of Swiss Life to find out more about disruptions, FinTechs and the future of insurance process.
7 Steps for Strategic Sourcing
Gone are the days when procurement was considered a tertiary function of an organization. Today procurement and strategic sourcing form the core of an organization's operations. In the face of an increasingly competitive market, procurement is key to optimizing the organization's spend. Procurement has come a long way and most organizations now use sophisticated technology which makes the sourcing process efficient and helps save time, labor and cost resources. The inforgraphic lists the step by step process of how to go about strategic sourcing for efficient procurement managers.
Key areas of Smart Cities in the the Asia-Pacific
Based on a report by Navigant Research, investment in Smart City information and communication technology (ICT) in Asia Pacific will total US$63.4 billion from 2014 to 2023. Check out the key areas where we see significant benefits from Smart Cities:
Interview: Yasser Abdeltawab shares his views on the future of banking industry in North Africa
Yasser Abdeltawab (AGM, Head of Ebanking and Alternative Channels - Egyptian Gulf Bank) shares his views on the future of banking industry in North Africa
Case Study: Corrosion and Corrosion Mitigation Solutions for Offshore Monopiles
Read the case study from our Networking Partner - Intertek for the 5th Annual Corrosion Management 2016.
An interview with Julie Munro
An exclusive interview with Julie Munro the President of Medical Travel Quality Alliance.
An Interview with Eng. Rehan Ahmed (Head of Waste Disposal - Supreme Council for Environment, Kingdom of Bahrain)
Eng. Rehan Ahmed shares his views on the issue of municipal waste and possibility of zero waste society.
Meet your quality and compliance goals with Fleming.
COMPLYING with quality requirements is a must for a scientifically & ethically valid clinical trial. Globalization, outsourcing and the increasing complexity of clinical trials has resulted in a novel compliance scenario regarding international quality standards for clinical trials.
3 Reasons Why Companies Fail To Deliver The Right Customer Experience
Debashis Sarkar (Improvement Practitioner & Phil Crosby Medalist) gives 3 key reasons why companies are not able to deliver the right customer experience even after making it a top priority.
From a humble beginning to a full circuit
In the spirit of Malaysia's Merdeka month, we can't help but share with you the following fact:
5 digital health innovations reshaping pharma industry
Big data, digital technology and internet are constantly transforming every sphere of our day-to-day lives. Cisco predicts that 50 billion devices (smartphones, household gadgets and office equipment) will be wirelessly connected via a network of sensors to the internet by 2020.
BUILD THE CITY OF THE FUTURE, TODAY
Fleming. is proud to organize the Asia Pacific Smart Cities Forum
Lean & Six Sigma – a quick, efficient, and focused FAQ
Improving efficiency, saving time, cutting costs and satisfying the customer - those are universal goals that companies strive to reach. However, when it comes to identifying the methods of improving the business, things get tricky. Which processes could be done better? What does “better” even mean? And how does one measure what really “works”?
Post Show Report - Project and Portfolio Management for Pharma and Biotech
Take a look at the Post Show Report from the 9th Annual Project and Portfolio Management for Pharma and Biotech 2016
EPC Contract Management: Industry overview from the last year's speakers
We have asked our previous speakers about the developments in EPC contracting.
Games for Business: engaging & entertaining learning
Take a look at the whitepapers about Games for Business learning platform.
Case Study: DO&CO Warehouse Management Project
Read the case study from our Bronze sponsor - Univera for the 2nd Annual Warehousing and Inventory Optimization.
Why Winning Organizations have Corporate Universities
Top-performing organizations such as Apple, Canon, Shell, Mars and IKEA have established their own, company-specific corporate universities. They are not the only ones.
Chairman's Invitation to the Optimizing Global Submissions (video)
Timm Pauli is a Head of Regulatory Operations at Pharmalex, Germany. He will be the chairman at the Optimizing Global Submissions online conference and will focus on the topic "LEAN Dossier and Submission Management: Continuous Improvement".
The Digital Transformation Arena
"Islamic Banking has now evolved and embraced digital trends in the finance industry. 8th WIRBC in 2016 will be a perfect venue for senior banking executes to meet and learn to envision the future of Islamic Banking expansion around the globe." - Tariq Madani (Assistant Vice President – Echannels, Sharjah Islamic Bank)
Running a Bank Vs Developing a Bank – Shaping up Digital Banking/Investing to Improve Branch Experience
"As Islamic finance increasingly becomes an institutionalized part of the world’s capital markets, Islamic banks stands to reap the rewards and Islamic banking assets have the potential to expand rapidly." - Hisham Hammoud (Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer - Ajman Bank)
CXM Interview with Paschalis Petalas from the First Gulf Bank
Good customer experience drives customer loyalty. In other words, companies that deliver a better customer experience tend to retain more of their customers." We interviewed Paschalis Petalas, Head of Business Intelligence & CRM - Strategy & Planning at First Gulf Bank, who will be our speaker at the #CXM event in Dubai.
Bankers vote for innovation
Fully half of executives are preparing to make significant investments in digital channels. All are familiar with voice technology and intend to use it for big data analytics, IVR, and biometrics.
Turnaround (TAR) and maintenance disciplines in petro-chemicals have struggled to take the next step to combine BIG DATA and make data Smart.
Choosing the right WMS for your business.
A good warehouse management system works like magic in the right hands. But with so many WMS out there, how do you go about deciding which one to use? Here's what you need to look for in a WMS when buying one:
Interview with the Head of Financial Engineering and Advisory Services of European Investment Bank
We recently did an interview with Thomas Ribarits (Head of Financial Engineering and Advisory Services Division - European Investment Bank ) and asked questions on how various Financial factors affect FTP, technological innovations etc.
Interview with our speaker Marek Rolinec from Enel company
We bring you an interview about occupational health and safety with Marek Rolinec from Enel, with experience and skills gained at nuclear power plant, automobile factory construction site, industrial park or trade centre site. Learn why he judges KIA, Peugeot and SONY projects – as extraordinary successes and what is specific for OHS at the Mochovce power plant.
Presentation abstract - Information Integrity: The basis for a safe and successful turnaround
In his presentation Information Integrity: The basis for a safe and successful turnaround, Hans Kouwer, business development consultant at Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine will be discussing the importance of information integrity for turnarounds.
An Interview with Osama M. Hijji
Osama M. Hijji (Chief Security Officer - Banque Du Caire) shares his views on internet banking, future of North African Banking and impact of big data analytics and contactless technology.
Machine Learning Moves into Pharma Manufacturing
Dr. Tom Hill from Statistica makes the case for howmachine learning can offer manufacturers, including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, a much clearer end-to-end understanding of their manufacturing processes.
Exclusive Pre-Event Interview - Mohammed Al Hajjy
Mohammed Al Hajjy shares his views on Healthcare IT
Smart cities need to model the future today
According to the United Nations, 7 out of every 10 people in the world will be living in an urban environment by 2050.
Crowdsourcing Solar Apps for the U.S. Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy announced a competition series called SunShot Catalyst complete with cash prizes to help launch a number of cutting edge solar companies to offer solutions for the challenges of today’s solar marketplace. The overall theme of the competition series was exploration of new solutions to lower soft costs through a series of challenges in 4 steps: ideation, business innovation, prototype, and incubation.
The Safety Savvy Leader's Guide to Spotting a Wrong 'Un
Instead of constantly asking how to become a good safety leader, how about we change the perspective and flip the question? So, “What are the characteristics of a bad safety leader?” Andrew Sharman reveals the 9 main qualities that can help you spot them easily.
Happy independence day Malaysia
In honor of the host country's national day, here are some interesting facts about Malaysia and why we choose this country to hold the Asia Pacific Smart Cities Forum:
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: Brussels Terrorist Attacks
An Article by Dr. Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. (Source: Speckhard, Anne (March 22, 2016) Brussels Terrorist Attacks at Airport and European Parliament.)
4th Edition Healthcare IT India summit: Better information means safer healthcare
Shaping the face of Healthcare of tomorrow: 4th Edition Healthcare IT India summit
How Islamic Banks Are Different From Conventional Ones
“When I established Dar Al Sharia in 2004, Islamic retail banking was confined to merely a couple of products and it was difficult to wean individuals away from conventional banks. Alhamdolillah, Islamic banks’ shelf is now complete with an array of retail products - thanks to Sharia scholars, lawyers and bankers for working with us to offer Sharia compliant and better alternates to customers. I look forward to sharing my thoughts at the Annual Open Fatwa Session at the 8th WIRBC”.
Why is Resilience of Operations the Top Priority for Businesses?
Abu Dhabi, March 22nd 2016 - A large percentage of companies in the region have no BCM practices in place, making them vulnerable to all kinds of threats and leave them risking the possibility of never resuming their activity following a disruption. Deloitte's Stuart Craig stresses the importance of developing resilience, especially in today's dynamic world.
Infographic - 6th Annual Corporate Universities & Corporate Le@rning
Take a look at the infographic about Corporate Learning Trends.
An interview with Mario Azevedo
An exclusive interview with Mario Azevedo, Manager of Foundation Enterprise Architecture, VALE S.A
Cyber Security Threats in the KSA
The Kingdom has become the Middle East's major target for cyber-attacks amid an escalation of computer-led warfare across the globe.
wings4innovation - We accelerate life science research
MISSION AND BUSINESS MODEL - The Austrian Translational Research Centre (TRC) will serve as the national drug development and commercialisation enterprise translating breakthrough academic discoveries into innovative products. Striving towards sustainable and trustful partnerships with all universities and research institutes across the country, the TRC intends to become the one‐stop‐shop for biomedical innovations ‘Made in Austria’.
An Interview with Guillermo Otárola C.
An Exclusive interview with Guillermo Otárola C., Project Manager, Mining Entrepreneurship, Fundación Chile
Interview with mBank's Head of Assets and Liabilities Management, Treasury Department
We asked Monika Bączyńska from mBank about the topic of NMD modelling in funds transfer pricing, the strengths and challenges of this practice. She also provided an overview of some issues that funds transfer pricing has to tackle in the current market. You can read Monika's insights below.
Infographic: Are European stress tests “stressful” enough?
Take a look at our infographic about differences between the EBA and FED bank stress tests
Interview with Mikhail Khazanchuk
Read the interview with Mikhail Khazanchuk, Quality & Compliance Cluster Manager, Russia & CIS, Johnson & Johnson
6th Annual Waste Management Middle East Forum 2015 - Post Show Report
6th Annual Waste Management ME Forum 2015 took place on October 05-06, 2015 in Le Meridian Hotel & Conference Centre, Dubai, UAE.
Interview with our EPC Contract Management speaker Stephen J. Chippas
What contracting techniques help secure EPC project execution? What are disadvantages and advantages to using an EPC Contract? Find out in our interview with Stephen J. Chippas, PE, Chief Legal Counsel, Americas:
Enhancing card linking and transitioning to true instant card issuance
Card linking, also known as vault cards or “card-in-drawer,” is often deployed as a seemingly simple solution for issuing new and temporary replacement credit and debit cards in-branch.
Challenges of Fire Safety In Asia: Full Interview with Rehan Ahmed
Read an interview by Rehan Ahmed Head (MCI) Maintenance Excellence Department, Operational Excellence Division, Technical Global, Upstream Malaysia Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd.
A brief history of tunnel fires
Throughout history, tunnel fires have taken many lives and caused much damage. Read on to discover the exact toll these accidents have taken.
Beating the low-productivity trap: How to transform construction operations
View the infographic explaining how engineering and construction companies can beat the low-productivity trap.
How does energy innovation affect our life?
We conducted an exclusive interview with Frans-Anton Vermast, a Senior Strategy Advisor from Low Carbon & Connected Urban Planning. Read what he has to stay about the opportunities of novel appliances and services to make Kuala Lumpur a more habitable place for its citizens.
Interview with the CRO of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Recently, we asked Hakan Yar of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ a few questions on the current state of credit risk, as well as the trends that will influence market conditions and the operations of banks in the near future.
Imagining construction’s digital future
View the infographic on how the construction industry is ripe for disruption.
Digitization of healthcare
This infographic showing the Digitization of healthcare, Has the time come?
The ultimate guide to attending a conference (and making the most of it)
Are you also excited about the imminent end of summer, fewer hours of sunshine and increased workload ahead? Let's not kid ourselves; we are definitely going to miss the lazy days of summer and a more carefree atmosphere at work.
Global Head of Operations from Allianz talks about automation and digital insurance
One of the most frequent buzzwords in the insurance field is “digital”. What kind of products and services will become key for the insurers? And how to adapt to the changing environment? Roy Loeschner, Global Head of Operations from Allianz, talks answers these questions and provides an overview of how the operational side of the industry is coping with the current environment.
Interview with BNP Paribas Cardif CMO Andrea Veltri
Their take on FinTechs, growing potential of telematics and the overall transition of the future insurance process.
An interview with Jaime Soto Muñoz
Speaker Q & A with Jaime Soto Muñoz, Secretary General, Chilean Association of Information Technology (ACTI)
Fleming. cracking Africa's talent challenges
NAIROBI, April 15, 2016 – WITH aggregate annual growth exceeding 6% and the continent’s collective GDP forecast at $2.6 trillion by 2020, Africa offers exciting prospects. However, this rapid growth combined with historic underinvestment in human capital is creating a serious shortage of talent in the region. (EgonZehnder 2016, Russel Reynolds Associates report 2015)
The Magnitude of Waste Generation in the Middle East
Do you know, the waste generated in 2015 was 94 million metric tonnes and expected to cross 120 million tonnes PA by 2020? Read the following infographic to know more about the magnitude of waste generated in the Middle East.
An interview with Alejandro E. Carriles
Recently, we conducted an interview with our prominent speaker – Alejandro E. Carriles, Executive Vice President – Head of UX Design & Director of Online & Mobile Banking, BBVA Compass, BBVA Group, United States of America (USA) about the challenges, the future growth of retail banking and many more.
4 Reasons to Invest in Regulatory Intelligence
Explore 4 main reasons why Regulatory Intelligence is so important
Understanding Economy of Cybercrime in the Digitally Disrupted Banking Landscape by Tolga Tavlas
A sneak peek into the presentation by Tolga Tavlas at the upcoming 10th Annual Internal Audit & GRC Forum.
In-depth Interview with Edward Sankey
Recently we conducted an in-depth interview session with our prominent trainer, Edward Sankey - Partner, London-Risk and Immediate Past Chairman of “Council of the Institute of Operational Risk” about the current RSCA implementation, types of risk assessment and many more.
Post Show Report: The European Motor Insurance Summit
In February 2016, more than 90 industry professionals from the motor insurance field gathered in Rome for the first edition of the Fleming. Motor Insurance Summit.
Case Study: Comarch Automates Uniqa's Sales Force
Comarch has cooperated with UNIQA for over 10 years.
Interview: The New Discipline of Enterprise Portfolio Management
Read the full interview with Michael J. Menard, President & Co-Founder, GenSight Group, and learn about the new discipline of Enterprise Portfolio Management – Strategic choice and resource optimization in pharma and biotech.
5 European Banks from The Banker’s TOP 1000 list of World Banks and their take on Stress Testing
Our 5th Annual European Stress Testing for Banks event includes 5 banks from the top 100 of The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks for 2016 ranking.
Cyber-risks in the current insurance market – Interview with the Regional Manager of Chubb
Cyber-security is becoming a more and more central topic in the insurance field. The insurers now have to take new risks into account and adjust their operations accordingly. We asked Chubb's Kyle D. Bryant, Regional Manager, Cyber Risks, Continental Europe a few questions about the current cyber-risk landscape in insurance.
Cyborgs – Humans, upgraded! How technology will turn humans into superhumans
Have you heard about cases where someone's online passwords are stolen and misused to gain access into their bank accounts, personal accounts and sensitive data? In this new digital era, when we keep our passwords and PINs saved in our smartphones and PCs, thus stored online, our very identities have become easy prey for hackers.
Savvy chemical brands and trends to follow
The European chemical sector generates 17.0% of the world’s chemicals, employs 1.2 million workers and contributes €551 billion to the EU economy. Read further to discover the 5 top industry trends that are helping companies to stay relevant and continue to grow.
Infographic: 10 Invaluable Tips for Condition Based Monitoring
Condition monitoring helps prevent failure of critical equipment and maximizes uptime. Here are 10 key tips for condition based monitoring technique.
All change? Global mobility’s role towards 2020
In this White Paper Santa Fe assess the on-going debate about the role of global mobility within organisations; should they aim to be more strategic, and if so how should they go about doing so? We draw from both the RES Forum Annual Report 2015 and Santa Fe Global Mobility Survey 2014 and 2015 and in addition, other industry research and sources as well as academic research.
Major Process Safety Issues at Petrochemical Companies - Interview with Mazyad Al Khaldi (TASNEE)
We recently asked Mazyad Al Khaldi (Executive Vice President - Petrochemicals, TASNEE) a few questions on the major process safety issues and what can be done to ensure sound process safety management in the workplace. You can read the interview below.
Global mobility – a competitive advantage for international business
Despite the stop/start nature of the global economic recovery, one thing that is perennially on the agenda of CEOs and HR leaders is the war for talent. McKinsey in their latest Quarterly Review (1) suggest that ‘progress towards globalisation’s new era will be uneven for economies and companies alike’. Knowledge in the new intangible assets world will certainly mean power. In the digital global age there will inevitably be a demand for new breeds of talent – emanating from both emerged and emerging countries.
New era of HSE Excellence starting in Frankfurt, May 2016
Celebrating its 10th Annual, the biggest HSE event in mainland Europe returns on 17 – 18 May with the ambition to grow not only in size but also in impact. Moving to the heart of European business, Frankfurt, the forum will focus on the idea of Visible HSE leadership by all.
Interview with Eduard Cayón
Read the interview with Eduard Cayón, Director, International Association of Pharmaceutical companies – Asociación Forum Auditorías (AFA)
Interview with Lenka Francišković
Read the interview with Lenka Francišković, Quality Management, Head of Processes and Products Quality, Belupo
Cognitive and Predictive Mining
Mining has become an increasingly precise practice. Modern mines have applications that ship and synthesize data from a variety of sources resulting in accurate mine planning, scheduling, operations and transportation. Data flows in from diggers, grinders, concentrators and trucks. In conjunction with data from enterprise systems, miners are able to make sophisticated forecasts. They know that a pump will fail in exactly 3 months, a truck’s bearings will need replacement in 2 weeks or an electric rope excavator will stop
Finally, a smart city
The Asia Pacific Smart Cities Forum became a destination for global smart city experts on 27-28 September. One of the most exciting moments was meeting and listening to the Honorable YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation, discuss “The DNA of a Smart City.”
Conduct Risk - Can you regulate risk culture?
Spurred on by bank failures and government rescues in the northern hemisphere, regulators embarked upon a decade’s work to overhaul the governance of financial institutions.
Speaker's blog: Tips for developing a serialization strategy
Stephen McIndoe is an award-winning serialization specialist and has worked with many companies to develop serialization strategies, design solutions and manage implementation programs. He heads the serialization team at Be4ward and will bring a global serialization update at the Pharma Serialization online conference.
Bank Stress Testing – results from the survey
Last year, we have asked our 4th Annual Stress Testing for Banks participants a few questions about stress tests. Let's see the results:
Objectives and challenges in regulating credit risk – two financial experts interviewed
Regulations are a constant topic in the financial field. We interviewed two industry experts: Ottmar Bongers, Special Advisor at BaFin, who is an expert on European Model Supervision and the global regulatory framework. The other expert is Abdul Islam, IFRS 9 Lead from the IFRS regulatory body to provide insight into new accounting standards.
Latest advancements in India's healthcare technologies
On the right track to better, personalized healthcare
Interview with Angelo Guerra Vilela from the 9th Annual Bancassurance Forum
We talked with one of the speakers at the 9th Annual Bancassurance Forum, Angelo Guerra Vilela, Head of Digital at Ocidental Grupo Portugal, about trends in online insurance. Here is the outcome. Enjoy!
Insurance fraud trends – interview with Zurich's Global Head of Counter Fraud
Alongside the big data & technological evolution of the insurance industry, insurance fraud is also changing and adapting to the conditions. To get more insight into the current drivers of insurance fraud and, consequently, counter-fraud, we interviewed Roland B. Woerner, Global Head of Counter Fraud at Zurich Insurance Group.
Exclusive Pre-Event Interview - Manish Misra
Manish Misra (Head of Compensation & Benefits and Organizational Effectiveness, ENOC Group, UAE) shares his view on the changing role of HR in MENA region and strategies for optimising human capital
EU collaboration strengthens safety monitoring of medicines
In August 2016, the European Commission published the three-year report on implementation of pharmacovigilance legislation. Do you wonder what has been achieved during this period?
Was Malaysia a transit point for Chechen militants?
Find more information about Chechen militants in Thailand with Andrin Raj.
Post Show Report - Cold Chain & Product Handling: Temperature Controlled Logistics
Take a look at the Post Show Report from the Cold Chain & Product Handling: Temperature Controlled Logistics Forum 2016
The better environment the better future for smart cities?
Malaysia has a target to cut carbon emissions by 40% by the year 2020. Ir. Hamdan Ali, General Manager from the Project Department, TNB Energy Services, shared with us some insights on how to achieve this goal: “One government initiative is to increase renewable energy in the area.
2012 Aramco attack still haunting IT security officers: Have we learned enough?
It all started back in mid-2012. One of the computer technicians on Saudi Aramco's information technology team opened a scam email and clicked on a bad link. The hackers were in.
Interview with Sudip Chaudhuri, Global Practice Head - Mining, Wipro Ltd
The challenges for technology adoption is not something unique to Canada or mining; In general the challenges include linking the technology strategy to the business strategy, leadership culture, lack of standard for data exchange between mining systems/equipment etc and in today’s market environment justifying an ROI typically with a year.
An interview with Mr. Rod McBride : Stephen Grubits & Associates Sdn Bhd
An interview have been conducted with Mr. Rod McBride: Stephen Grubits & Associates Sdn Bhd on different viewpoints of fire safety in Asia. Below is the full interview.
Trends and Challenges
Current Trends and Challenges: -Winning Back Trust -Focus on Security and Authentication -Achieving Healthy, Low Risk and many more
Banking Business Model
Banking Business Model : -Focus on Areas of Strength and Specialized Areas of Expertise -Simplify and Standardize Operating Models -Invest in Technology Driven Model
Business Process Management
3 Major Challenges -The need to capture, monitor and track all back office work and employee activities -The need to accurately forecast and schedule resources with the right skill sets to handle each work activity. -The need to measure and enhance the quality and consistency of outputs.
Automating your Back Office Operations
Llyods Banking Group invested in a4 year technology program including BPM software starting in 2011 that involved automating and simplifying complex manual banking processes
2nd Annual Rotating Equipment Reliability and Maintenance Conference - Post Show Report
2nd Annual Rotating Equipment Reliability and Maintenance Conference 6-8 April 2015 | Sofitel Al Khobar The Corniche Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
How important is the color of a car?
Have you ever thought about how important the color of a car is for insurers and insurants?
Post Show Report Pharmacovigilance
Check out our Post-Show Report from past Pharmacovigilance Risk & Management strategies conference.
4th Annual Corporate Compliance & Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Read interesting facts about Corporate Compliance and Transparency.
Interview with Dr. Silke Finken – New trends in the world of payments
Recently, we have asked Dr. Silke Finken, Professor for International Management at the International School of Management and Former Senior Vice President of Operations and Services of DZ Bank in Germany a few questions about new payments channels and the state of innovation in the field of banking operations.
An interview with Charles Voss
Check out the interview with Charles Voss, Ceo, Sales & Negotiations Consulting Training of Pathfinder Management Services.
HR Leaders To Share Their Strategies At The 9th Annual HR Strategies In Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals Forum
HR professionals from Oil, Gas and Petrochemical sector to connect with the industry experts in Doha
Speaker's Blog: Quantifying IDMP effort vs. xEVMPD
Jakob Juul Rasmussen is an IT Program/Project Manager with 16 years of experience within IT Program/Project management and 13 years in the Life Science and Pharma industry. He is also experienced in Project and Program within Regulatory, Safety and Product Supply as well as in the area of infrastructure, service delivery management, application development, SOA and SAP projects.
New Perspectives for Generic Pharmaceutical Industry
Find out more about the future of Generic Pharma Industry
A New Chairman at the ISO IDMP Implementation online conference
Timm Pauli has officialy become our new chairman for the ISO IDMP Implementation online conference. He will be keeping an eye towards its smooth execution and will add a great sense of professionalism to the event as his background speaks for himself.
eBook Academic Insight into Investment Psychology
Focus on the biggest investment mistakes which slow your growth down!
Hybrid laser welding of pipelines
Welding time contributes significantly to the cost of pipeline installation. The joining time and all related preparations determine the rate at which the pipeline is assembled...
Laser welding of dissimilar alloys
Fuel efficiency and other criteria challenge many manufacturing sectors to design composite structures comprising various materials with different properties. This poses a great task for joining technology to provide adequate solutions to facilitate such designs...
Back in 1974, a seminal year of health and safety, Daniel Kahneman and his partner Amos Tversky made a groundbreaking discovery while researching why humans struggle to think statistically. They identified that the human brain was capable of taking mental shortcuts to solve problems or issues that we are faced with...
Watch me go
There’s a lovely path running along the side of Lake Geneva, just outside my home in Switzerland...
Shark Infested Safety: SAFER by decision
At a dinner party last night, the conversation turned to work. When asked what I did for a living, I replied ‘I work in safety.’ My inquisitor responded promptly with ‘Ah, I see. So you’re that guy that stops people doing things because they might be a little bit risky…’
In many countries, slips, trips and falls are the most common causes of workplace injury, causing on average as much as 40% of all reported major injuries. The outcome from such events can range from minor injuries such as a strain or sprain, to loss of life...
Outreach 2015 - Post Show Report
Download the post show report for the Outreach 2015 - The Digital Marketing Summit
Technology and Innovation in Islamic Retail Banking
This infographic explains the key technology drivers of Islamic Banking.
4th Annual LatAm HSSE in Energy - Post Show Report
Get the highlights of the previous edition of the Annual LatAm HSSE in Energy. Download the post show report.
Agbogbloshie: The African dump for electronic waste. Is there a clear future?
Maybe you have never heard of it – maybe you are trying and struggling to even pronounce it. This suburb of Accra, Ghana is a former wetland and home to around 40,000 inhabitants. But it is better known by its nickname, "Sodom and Gomorrah."
The Responsive Website Checklist [Infographic]
An infographic giving key pointers to be considered when designing a responsive website.
How to manage deviations in the most effective way
Eugenio Filippi is Senior Manager of the European Plasma Logistics and Dispositioning Center at BAXTER. He has already spoken at the Cold Chain online conference in August 2015.
When roads kill...
Learn from the infographic: How many people died on the roads of the European Union member states in 2014? What is the lowest and highest fatality rate in Europe? What was the desired fatality rate for 2014? What is the country breakdown of number of road deaths? How big is the national vehicle fleet's structure?
Sustainable equities: powered by two sources of performance
What makes sustainability an attractive investment theme today?
Future of HR strategies in Oil & Gas sector
Find out how are Business and Human Capital strategies impacting HR in the Oil & Gas Sector.
Interview with Payam Djavdan - Transforming the work organization at ING
As part of improving the efficiency of operations, financial institutions are also implementing changes to the way workforce is managed and organized. The workforce re-organization that ING decided to undertake was a successful one – we interviewed Payam Djavdan, the Program Director at ING Netherlands, for further details.
Investment in renewable energy
Investment in renewable energy reached a record $285.9bn in 2015, UNEP and BNEF say. That was up 5% on a year earlier and surpassed the previous peak of $279bn in 2011.
A tragic outcome from a clinical trial
In France, a new drug code-named BIA 10-2474, manufactured by the long-standing (Est. 1924) Portuguese company Bial, was given to 90 people. There is a large need for non-opioid painkillers and BIA 10-2474 was supposed to be the solution.
2015 Biggest Challenges for Bancassurance
79% of your peers consider retention of old customer very important and 62% of them are actively fighting for customer loyalty. What is your priority?
The 9th Project and Portfolio Management for Pharma & Biotech East or West – Learn from the best
In a time when pharma R&D costs are increasing and mergers & acquisitions are at an all-time high, the industry needs to consider its next steps.
6 phases towards successful REACH 2018 implementation
Learn more about necessary steps to successful REACH 2018 implementation:
Read the article Expert Insight by Frieder De Borger on Company-wide culture change program.
Interview with Dr. Robert H. Heidersbach, Jr.
Read our interview with Dr. Robert H. Heidersbach, Jr., President of Dr. Rust, Inc, Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Interview with Michael Seres
Read the interview with our speaker Michael Seres, Patient Representative from the United Kingdom.
Unveiling the 9th PPM Conference
Fleming. is one of the largest producers of Pharma/Biotech think tanks, debates and strategy sessions. We are well-recognized in North America, Europe and the Middle East as several of our events have taken place in Europe, Amsterdam, Rome and Barcelona.
Speaker's blog: The Relationship between HR and Analytics
Tanuj Poddar is HR Analytics Consultant in CitiGroup with experience in organizations undergoing HR transformation. He will present the topic Getting Started with Analytics in HR at the HR Analytics online conference.
Tips to staying healthy during Ramadan
The holy month of Ramadan is a time to practice self-restraint and self-reflection. A lot of people following Ramadan will be fasting from dawn to dusk. Here is a simple infographic on tips to stay healthy during Ramadan.
Article by David Townson, Global Oncology Executive Director, Novartis
For those practitioners in the field of Portfolio Management an interesting article can be found in Forbes'.com written by Bruce Booth, “If I Were a Big Pharma Head of R&D…”. The article offers a perspective on the productivity problems with the pharmaceutical industry, and most interestingly, proposed solutions – many of which fall within the purview of Portfolio Management.
Interview with Bobby Singh
Site Leadership must play a key role in defining turnaround performance expectations, but also providing guidance and resources for expectations to turn into reality.
Interview with Carola Hop
Read the interview with Carola Hop, Senior Workplace Strategy Expert, NN Group-ING Group, Netherlands
Interview with Annemarie Malchow-Knudsen
Read the interview with Annemarie Malchow-Knudsen, Head of HRIT and Business Inteligence, Maersk Drilling, Denmark
Aegon Ireland delivers a more streamlined customer user experience
Aegon Ireland has streamlined customer experience by improving its accounting software for automating and managing its unit-linked funds and portfolio bonds. Irish Prime Minister an Taioseach congratulates Aegon Ireland and its software supplier Financial Risk Solutions (FRS) on their new business relationship in the Netherlands.
Interview with Tatiana Kozhevnikova
Read the interview with Tatiana Kozhevnikova, Member of the Advisory Board under the Government of Russian Federation.
Interview with Asya Chernyavskaya
Read the short interview with Asya Chernyavskaya, Executive Director in Microbiological Center, Akrikhin, Russia.
Speaker's blog: How text analytics is changing the employee survey
The use of text analytics in HR will be discussed in detail by our speaker Andrew Marritt, who is the founder of OrganizationView, a Swiss-based people analytics practice, at the HR Analytics online conference.
Whitepaper: Detection and Management of Safety Signals
What defines a signal? Why do we need to do signal detection and what steps are involved? Although signal detection can take many forms, there are basics to the process no matter where you market your products.
Major Process Safety Accidents and the Lessons Learned
Process Safety Management plays a major role in safety, environmental compliance, quality control and overall profitability. Haphazardness in adherence to process safety standards can wreak havoc. Here are 5 accidents that were caused due to small mistakes and what can we learn from them.
Islamic State's Expansion into Asia Worries Experts
A day after the execution of a Canadian in the Philippines, Southeast Asia terrorism experts warn that international efforts must be ramped up to counter the spread of Islamic State throughout the region.
The Condition Monitoring Forum - Post Show Report
Supported by the International Society for Condition Monitoring, the Condition Monitoring Forum took place at the Oryx Rotana, Doha, Qatar on the 27 - 28 May, 2015. Organized by Fleming., the event was the first and only forum focussing on the niche topic of Condition Monitoring gathering maintenance and reliability leaders from across the Middle East region. Inaugurating the event and delivering the opening remarks was event chairman, Leonid Gelman, Chairman of The International Society for Condition Monitoring. Sponsored by leading service providers across the globe, the event was a huge success.
4th Annual Asia Pacific District Cooling Conference- Post Show Report
4th Annual Asia Pacific District Cooling Conference 25 - 27 August 2015 | Millennium Hilton, Bangkok, Thailand
4th Annual HSE Forum in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals
Let's take a look at the infographic for the 4th Annual HSE Forum in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals.
River flow – Do you imagine peaceful blue water? Try rusty brittle material
Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) is a sudden and often difficult-to-predict severe degradation mode of failure in nuclear, petrochemical, chemical and other industries with pipelines, vessels, tanks and other equipment.
Corrosion costs: Worldwide annual cost of corrosion
Take a look at the infographic and find out why $1.8 Trillion is used every year by USA government to repair the damages caused due to corrosion.
How to ensure zero offshore & onshore accidents
Learn about the modern ways of safety and risk analysis
Re-Imagining Islamic Banking
This infographic explains the "Re-Imagining" of Islamic banking with the involvement of digital and technological transformation.
Retail Banking & FinTech Africa - Trends & Expectations
The infographic discusses how banking in Africa is undergoing major changes and what are the upcoming trends in Retail Banking and Financial Technology.
White paper: BUY-SIDE PREPARE: BCBS-IOSCO RECOMMENDATIONS PROPOSED BY GLOBAL REGULATORS IN 2015 by Richard Enfield
The need to efficiently monitor and process collateral will have an increasing impact on the buy-side from both inventory/liquidity management and cost perspectives. Regulations and common market practices are coalescing around requirements governing margin practices for centrally cleared and bi-lateral derivatives: position reconciliation with counterparties, & transaction, position and collateral reporting to data repositories.
5 Facts on Saudi Arabia's Downstream Industry
The 5 facts on Saudi Arabia's Downstream Industry are regarding on Dept to GDP ratio, Total deal, CNPC stake, Lanxess stake and S-oil stake.
4 Ways a Smart Warehouse Saves Money
The global warehouse management systems (WMS) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.2% over the next three years. The key growth drivers for WMS include increased global market activity which encourages companies to spend more on innovation and technology, the ever growing need for transparency and visibility at the distribution centers as well as ageing warehousing solutions. Lean margins, shorter deadlines and a competitive market has put warehousing operations under tremendous stress. An efficient warehouse is a profitable warehouse, here's how smart warehouses save money:
Digital Transformation: The Way Ahead for Telcos in MENA
The telecommunications industry today is virtually saturated, and competition is intense as the hyper growth phase draws to an end. The communication service providers (CSP's) are on the verge of a new age - one in which they reinvent themselves as digital dervice providers. Here's why digital transformation is the way forward.
White paper: COLLATERAL MANAGEMENT IN ASIA: EIGHT QUESTIONS CLIENTS ARE ALWAYS ASKING….
Sam Ahmed explains the difference between management and optimisation of collateral, with an opinion on how to select the right model for your firm.
How to Predict Employee Interest to Leave
Read Infographic about How to Predict Employee Interest to Leave.
An interview with Mark Burr
An interview with Mark Burr, Vice President of Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd in Singapore.
SWOT Analysis for clinical trials in Asean
Read more about SWOT Analysis for clinical trials in Asean
Benefits vs. Challenges in Drug Discovery Partnerships
Read more about Benefits vs. Challenges in Drug Discovery Partnerships
Why LatAm Mining Industry Needs Innovative Solutions
Stringent environmental regulations and increasing water conflicts have stressed the Latin American mining industry. Check out this infographic explaining some of the factors that are driving innovative & sustainable water solutions.
Generic Medicines in the European Union
Find out more about Generic Medicines in the European Union.
Press Release: Hire individuals that are already complimentary to your brand
The best candidates are the ones that perceive the company in a favorable light and are enthusiastic to identify with the company's values. The best candidates get “the brand” and want to be part of creating a legacy.
According to a DDI study , companies with high-quality leadership are six times more likely to be among the top 20 financial performers of all organizations. So what happens when leadership is not effective?
What Should a Woman do to Advance in her Career?
Gender equality is one of the most popular subjects when diversity and inclusion are discussed. Catalyst shows why gender equality is still a popular topic in 2015. A recent study from the organization reveals that women currently hold a mere 4.6% of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies . No wonder that many women are asking themselves - “What should I do to make sure I have a fair shot at leadership positions?” Suggestions usually vary, but the most promoted strategy is “Be a good professional and be yourself.”
How Social Media can Improve the Healthcare System
Social Media offers a lot of potential for the Pharmaceutical industry. Future collaborations on social platforms between consumers, patients, healthcare professionals and medicines regulators could change the nature of treatmeants and the way people interact with their healthcare providers.
White paper: Buyside Collateral Management - Challenges and opportunities
The current pace of regulatory change can seem overwhelming to many buyside firms trading Derivatives...
The art of communicating
Effective communication is essential. Dr Tim Marsh explores how five generic ‘soft skills’ can enhance the way safety measures are delivered.
White paper: CROSS-BORDER COLLABORATION
How can you best support your staff to overcome language, communication, and culture challenges in today’s global market?
Footprints and handprints
A new concept for corporate social responsibility is gathering momentum in the United States – the idea of a ‘handprint’ that suggests a basic equation of offsetting positives against negatives. As Dr Tim Marsh argues, the health and safety community are just the people to lead on the concept.
To boldly go...
A new industry survey commissioned by DuPont Sustainable Solutions shows that many companies lament the lack of innovative approaches to workplace safety. Is that really the case and what can companies do to kickstart plateauing workplace safety performance?
The Science of Influence and Persuasion
Influence and Persuasion are not new but they are finding new uses in both the public, private and personal sectors...
Outsourcing-Pharma | Fact Sheet
Outsourcing-Pharma.com is a free online news service covering the full spectrum of contract services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, from contract research and development through to manufacturing and commercial services.
Interview with Tolga Tavlas
Tolga Tavlas is a famous author of the book Digital Banking Tips. We asked him a few curious questions about his writing, sources of inspiration and his current projects along with tips for successful banking. Have a look at what he had to say.
WIRBC and the changing face of Islamic retail Banking: Quotable Quotes
The Industry experts share their insights about Islamic retail banking and WIRBC
Interview with Manolis Fafalios
In February 2015, during a coffee break at the 6th Annual Shared Services Forum in Prague, we talked with Manolis Fafalios, Shared Services Transition Director at Greek Coca-Cola Hellenic. Manolis is a very nice gentleman who, besides his chairman responsibilities, willingly agreed to share his opinion on KPIs, future of SSCs and also touched the topic of importance of HR.
Interview with Milosz Aleksander
In February 2015, during a coffee break at the 6th Annual Shared Services Forum in Prague, we talked with Milosz Aleksander, Director, Finance & Shared Services Optimization at Polish Sony Pictures Entertainment. He had a lot to share about launching a new SSC based on his many years' hands-on experience. Enjoy!
World Health Day
Take a look at the infographic about the World Health Day - a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April.
Patent protection, ergo, patient protection
Companies that want to be successful in this shifting legal environment need to understand that intellectual property and patenting practices are essential in facilitating the competitive advantage and revenue returns as much as the value perceived by the patient.
Results from the Russian Summit on Private Banking and Wealth Management
The First Russian Summit on Private Banking and Wealth Management, organized by Fleming., was held on October 22nd-23rd at Radisson Blu Belorusskaya Hotel in Moscow. A wide range of topics was put into broad perspective: from training managers dedicated to wealthy customers to the overview of the current market state.
Bitcoin: A currency without a government?
In one of his speeches, Jon Matonis, Founder of the Bitcoin Foundation, summed up the basic benefits of Bitcoin for both consumers and merchants, and listed its similar characteristics to paper cash.
A human and environmental tragedy that should never happen again
It was the night from 2nd to 3rd December 1984 when a pesticide plant in the heart of Bhopal, the 17th largest city in India – once a beautiful, pure city surrounded by lakes and greenery – leaked tons of toxic gases. It was the worst industrial disaster in history, with at least 3,000 people dying in the first days following the incident; around 15,000 – 25,000 in total and about 558,125 injured, according to a government affidavit from 2006. However, the numbers are only a guess.
Interview with the Newmont Mining's Chief Economist
Read the interview with Thomas Brady, Chief Economist at Newmont Mining about the current and future economic developments in the mining industry.
The most dangerous time of the year? Christmas.
It may seem like a peaceful season of holiday cheer but Christmas is in fact the most dangerous time of the year. Icy conditions, trees, twinkling lights & candles, all in combination with alcohol significantly increase the chances of sustaining an injury.
To be, or not to be, local-plus
A successful compensation strategy involves keeping expatriates motivated while maintaining a competitive advantage by achieving a company’s corporate goals and budgets. While in theory this seems achievable, in practice there are many challenges with expatriate compensation that cause problems for companies. Many are in a battle to win external talent, and to retain internal talent. At the same time, cost pressures to reduce the expense of international assignments is increasing. The balance-sheet approach is expensive relative to the fact that a very small proportion of a company’s overall total employee workforce (e.g., perhaps 5 percent of employees in total) may be incurring 60 or 70 percent of total salary costs. Not surprisingly, for many years this was a major reason why expatriates agreed to go. There is also the tax equalization expense when assignees relocate from low tax to high tax countries.
Interview with Abdel Fattah Gharieb
Abdel Fattah Gharieb (Reinsurance Deputy General Manager, Arab Misr Insurance Group) shares his view on ME and Africa Insurance Summit and Emergency Response
Need for IT/OT Integration in Mining to Power Innovation
Organizations continue to invest in core technologies to mitigate the challenges they face. These challenges include depleting grades of ore bodies impacting multifactor productivity, remoteness of new deposits with the lack of infrastructure and skills at the site, deeper underground mining which increases safety risks, etc. An ecosystem of suppliers and research institutions have been working at mitigating many of the challenges by applying innovation and technologies such as sensors, autonomous operations, drones and UAVs, mining simulators etc.
Real-Life PPP & Concessions Case Studies
Have a look on the infographic about Real-Life PPP & Concessions Case Studies
Interview with Adrian Flowers
Adrian Flowers (Chief Executive Officer, SABB Takaful) shares his view on ME and Africa Insurance Summit and Emergency Response
Interview with Ajmal Bhatty
Ajmal Bhatty (Chief Executive Officer, Tokio Marine Middle East, United Arab Emirates) shares his view on ME and Africa Insurance Summit and Emergency Response
Interview with David Harris
David Harris (Director – Distribution, RSA Insurance) shares his view on ME and Africa Insurance Summit and Emergency Response
Interview with Gautam Datta
Gautam Datta (Chief Executive Officer, Al Madina Takaful Oman) shares his view on ME and Africa Insurance Summit and Emergency Response
Interview with Stephan Moltzen from the 9th Annual Bancassurance Forum
We asked Stephan Moltzen, Head of Product Management Insurance at Deutsche Bank, who was speaking at the 9th Annual Bancassurance Forum about "Ideas to maximise Bancassurance effectiveness in a multi-channel customer-centric environment".
Certified Financial Management & Certified mini MBA SOBE
Being a project manager, an executive or a business leader today is radically different then it was 15 years ago. And it will only continue to change. Follow up!
The 10 main things to watch in the new face of HR
The world of HR & recruitment is becoming a borderless, technology savvy, open-talent and value focused, emerging, lively, multicultural and multi-generational organism. Inside it, there are many “cells” that are trying to hold together what they have and to build more: companies, recruitment agencies, managers, generalists, specialists, consultants and the list goes on and on.