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Realtors® conference discusses booming markets and investment

Niji Narayan



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Realtors® assembled in Boston for the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, which will brainstorm about booming markets across the country for various aspects such as business, investment, millennial and retirement buyers.

Robyn Erlenbush, Broker Owner at ERA Landmark Real Estate in Bozeman, Montana, and Amy Chorew, Vice President of Learning at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in Madison, New Jersey, are a couple of the leading industry actions in the fray.

Erlenbush and Chorew highlighted the strongest residential and commercial markets in the United States while discussing generational trends that are influencing ways Realtors® conduct their business.

“Millennials are looking for walkable, convenient locations. It is important to think outside the box on the trends that are effecting the real estate market,” Chorew said.

“If you have clients looking for a large property for a tear down or an urban fill-in for housing, look closely at shopping malls in your area. This is prime real estate for housing and office space with the opportunity to repurpose quality location for real estate investment,” Erlenbush said.

Both speakers discussed the hottest locations for second homes and vacation rentals while exploring some of the most impactful trends in international real estate.

“Realtors® know better than anyone how to provide up-to-date insight on commercial markets and opportunities and the newest designer trends in housing, office and retail looks,” Erlenbush said.

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Malta AI & Blockchain Summit throwing massive show in May

Zoltán Tűndik



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The first edition of the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit in November 2018 turned out to be a monumental success – no less than 8500 people attended the event. This year, the same team is throwing a massive show in May.


The Malta AI & Blockchain Summit has announced a stellar show for 2019. The highly anticipated show is expected to follow the monumental success of the November summit in 2018, which brought W. Scott Stornetta, John McAfee, the Winklevoss Twins and Sophia the Robot to Malta’s shores and took the scene by storm even in times of a burdensome bear market.

“I came to talk about the early work that we did, laying the foundations pre-Bitcoin for the blockchain. It is a little frenzied and very crowded. I think they succeeded a little too well in attracting people here,” said W. Scott Stornetta, known as the ‘Founding Father of Blockchain’, commenting upon the show in November 2018.

The next show taking place on May 22nd-24th of 2019 is themed around Social Impact, and is aimed at reigniting the Satoshi Vision for blockchain technology to advance social impact across societies through a truly decentralised ecosystem for transactions. The event is cordially inaugurated with a Social Impact Awards ceremony on the eve of the summit.

The unexpected success of last year’s show has turned the organisers’ eye towards expansion. For the show in May 2019, they have chosen Hilton as the venue. This also enables the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit to host a first class expo floor suitable for a truly global crowd of exhibitors. Eman Pulis, the Founder of the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit is eager to up the game:

“I wish to thank everyone who attended Malta in November and for the overwhelming feedback we received. The Blockchain community accepted me and my team as part of the family. I look forward to contribute and help drive this technology forward by doing what I love the most – events! This year, we are raising the bar with a stellar line-up of speakers and we expect an even larger crowd to attend our show.”

The speaker line up for May is far from filled but already feature top names within the industry such as Roger Ver, Tim Draper, Ben Goertzel of SingularityNET along with Sophia the Robot, making her second visit to the island. The Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, Silvio Schembri, will also speak at the event. With the quality recorded in 2018, attendees can put their expectations high for the second edition of the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit. This spring edition of the summit includes a lavish VIP dinner, networking drinks in the midst of the warm Mediterranean spring, an ICO Pitch and two conferences spanning over the 22nd-24th of May.

2018 was the year Malta cemented itself as The Blockchain Island with the launch of the Three Bills regulating blockchain and cryptocurrencies during the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit in November. In 2019, the Blockchain Island is moving beyond the hype. The Maltese Government will enact another world first: a Fourth Bill, giving a D.A.O. its own legal personality. In addition, a task force is also working around the clock on a set of incentives that will support businesses in Artificial Intelligence.

This is why the organisers of the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit has expanded their scope to invite stakeholders in AI, Big Data, IoT and Quantum Technology – to join the show and engage in riveting discussions about the world changing potential application of such technology. The Malta AI & Blockchain Summit is a landmark event that nobody in the field can afford to miss.

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“The Majlis—Cultures in Dialogue” arrives at Institut Du Monde Arabe in Paris

Niji Narayan



"The Majlis - Cultures in Dialogue" Moves to Institut Du Monde Arabe in Paris (PRNewsfoto/The Majlis Cultures in Dialogue)
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Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar

The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue“, a traveling cross-cultural exhibition that offers a collection of the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum, has arrived at Institut Du Monde Arabe in Paris. This unique assembly of artefacts reflecting the interaction of civilisations in the past while encouraging dialogue in the present will be open for the public view till 10 March 2019. The exhibition showcases selected objects that illustrate different levels of culture while expanding the horizons of understanding and will be enriched by an open space for intriguing panel discussions.

H.E. Jack Lang, President of the Institut du Monde Arabe, said: “It is a matter of great pride and honor for us to have joined hands with the organisers of such a unique and impactful exhibition, which is aimed at bringing together people and cultures by way of their heritage art forms. Institut du Monde Arabe follows the same philosophy and works towards creating a better understanding between the Arab world and our continent. We are confident that Institut du Monde Arabe will further facilitate a strong cultural bond that the Majlis intends of achieve. Together, we are going to take this movement to the level it deserves.”

Commenting on this occasion, H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Bin Faisal Al Thani, said:

“Since its inception, the intent of this travelling cross-cultural exhibition has been to spread the message of peace, prosperity, understanding each other’s cultures, believing in co-existence and becoming more tolerant. With this exhibition, we want to focus on the similarities that bind us as human beings belonging to different religions and cultures. These objectives are being perfectly enhanced in the artefacts, which we have selected to be displayed at the Institut Du Monde Arabe. It will actively serve the role of keeping alive the history, culture and traditions for the next generations to learn and draw from, as well as helping promote and sustain cultural dialogue in the different countries we will be visiting.”  “The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue” will move to other European countries as well, exhibiting a unique collection that reflects the interplay of civilisations in order to foster intercultural dialogue and a spirit of understanding, harmony and peace among people.

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Green sustainable development is the key for shared globalisation

Niji Narayan



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Green Sustainable Development Conference was successfully held in Beijing earlier this month, which was co-hosted by Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and China Urban-townization Promotion Council (CUPC), with the Nordic Council of Ministers as the partner. The theme of the conference is “Sustainable Development and Global Cooperation on Green Urbanization”. Organisations and enterprises in relevant fields from United Nations, Nordic Council of Ministers, China and Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland conducted a wide and deep discussion.

Mr. Sishe Hu, Vice President of Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries delivered an opening speech on behalf of the organisers. He pointed out that under the current economic, social development situation and the background of the new scientific and technological revolution, the green sustainable development is the golden key to open a new round of shared globalisation.

Laurent Fabius, Chairman of the French Constitutional Council, former Prime Minister said that the global eco-environment is facing “red alerts” and threats in various fields, and we must tackle the challenges with cooperation.

Mr. Svein Berg, Managing Director of Nordic Innovation, delivered a keynote speech on behalf of Mr. Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary-General of the Nordic Council of Ministers. His speech addressed the topics on the current cooperation between China and Nordic countries, Nordic solutions to global challenges and the future cooperation potentials between China and Nordic countries. He pointed out that technology, innovation and trade are important driving forces for the development of Nordic countries in the 21st century, driving the rapid growth of the economy and cultivating many world-class Nordic enterprises in various fields. Nordic experience in dealing with global challenges can facilitate further and deeper cooperation with China in the future.

Mr. Xinli Zheng, Executive Vice-President of China Urban-townization Promotion Council, Former Vice Director of the Policy Research Office of the CCCPC, delivered a speech on promoting international cooperation in the field of green sustainable development. He pointed out that China’s urbanisation will be the largest, fastest and most far-reaching urbanisation in the world, forming a huge market.

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