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World Expo 2010 in Shanghai

The World Expo, from May 1 to October 31, 2010 expects 70 million visitors. The theme of Expo 2010 is “Better City, Better Life,” representing the common wish of the whole humankind for a better
living in future urban environments. The mascot is Haibao, created from a Chinese character meaning people.

Expo 2010 Shanghai China will be a great event to explore the full potential of urban life in the 21st century and a significant period in urban evolution. Being the first World Exposition on the theme of city, Exposition 2010 will attract governments and people from across the world, focusing on the theme “Better City, Better Life.” For its 184 days, participants will display urban civilisation to the full extent, exchange their experiences of urban development, disseminate advanced notions on cities and explore new approaches to human habitat, lifestyle and working conditions in the new century. They will learn how to create an eco-friendly society and maintain the sustainable development of human beings.

In the new era, Expo 2010 Shanghai China will contribute to human-entred development, scientific and technological innovation, cultural diversity and win-win cooperation for a better future.

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Expo 2010 Shanghai China endeavours to attract about 200 nations and international organisations to take part in the exhibition as well as 70 million visitors from home and abroad, ensuring the widest possible participation in the history of the World Expositions.

In addition, Expo 2010 Shanghai China will offer a wonderful opportunity for cross-culture dialogues. Before the conclusion of the Exposition, a “Shanghai Declaration” will be issued. This declaration, hopefully a milestone in the history of the World Expositions, will epitomize the insights to be offered by the participants and embody people’s ideas for future cooperation and development and extensive common aspirations, thereby leaving a rich spiritual legacy of urban development to people throughout the world.

The 6th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF)

The 6th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) will be held on 18-20 May 2010 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre – one of the foremost global business forums of 2010.

With the full support from the Malaysian Government, the 6th WIEF will have the most extensive line up of world leaders to date. These are Presidents and Prime Ministers spanning 10 countries across the globe: Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Senegal, Syria, Indonesia, Maldives, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, in addition to 120 distinguished speakers from over 40 countries. Some of these speakers are :

H.E. Sheikha Lubna,
Minister of Foreign Trade, UAE

H.E. Rachid Mohamed Rachid,
Minister of Trade and Industry, Egypt

Mr. John Goodman,
President, Ogilvy Group, Southeast Asia

Mr. Humphrey Percy,
CEO of Bank of London and the Middle East (BLME)

Mr. Gita Wirjawan,
Chairman, Investment Coordinating Board, Indonesia

Dato’ Anthony Fernandes,
Group CEO, AirAsia Berhad

Mr. Nasser Munjee,
Chairman, Aga Khan Foundation, India

Ms. Evelyn Mungai,
President, All-Africa Businesswomen’s Association, Kenya

In 2009, the 5th WIEF in Jakarta hosted over 1,700 delegates from countries such as Bahrain, UK, Pakistan, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Kuwait, Uganda, Turkey, amongst many others. This year in Kuala Lum-pur, approximately 2,000 delegates are expected from all over the world representing top corporations, chambers of industry, government sectors, SMEs, regional organizations and think tanks, academia and many more.

Registration is free for all Pre Forum programmes, including the ‘Marketplace for Creative Arts’ exhibition. Register online now or visit www.6thwief.org for more information

The 6th WIEF, a platform where world leaders in government and business converge to discuss trade and economic issues affecting the globe, is an ideal avenue where key business players and emerging entrepreneurs can network to explore potential business opportunities.

The main programme of the 6th WIEF will address critical issues
affecting key industries in the current global economic climate. The Forum will feature insightful discussions on climate change, water management, the future of Islamic Banking & Finance, SME development, challenges in logistics and many more.

WIEF believes that business collaboration is the salient feature of 21st century inter-national relations and that business partnerships can become genuine bridges towards peace and prosperity between the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds.

The 6th WIEF Exhibition features over 100 booths showcasing products and services of various corporations to the Forum’s vast congregation of delegates for potential business exchanges. There is also a special exhibition called the ‘Marketplace of Creative Arts’ where an international array of contemporary artists from all over the world from various genres of art such as calligraphy, painting, calligraffiti, music, comedy and film is due to showcase a variety of creative cultural expressions in Muslim cultures through display walls, workshops, performances and screenings.

The Sustainable Brands Boot Camp: Online Course

The Sustainable Brands Boot Camp: Online Course Designed to get you building stronger, more successful, and more sustainable brands. Participants learn from some of the world’s top sustainable business and design consultants how to “Observe, Re-Design, Measure, and Communicate” on the path to market leading brands.

In an hour a day along with questions and answers, over lunch or in the comfort of your home evenings, you and your teams can gain a solid grounding in the core disciplines needed for moving successfully in to the new age of sustainable business. Course sessions are available on-demand, so you can catch them all on your own time.

Sustainable Life Media, producers of the Sustainable Brands Conference, are back at it with Season 2 of their Sustainable Brands Boot Camp. The course runs through May 21st and is geared to teach companies to build business value and brand equity by innovating for sustainability, and give students additional resume qualifications and tools to enact change from within their company.

Boot Camp participants learn from some of the world’s top sustainable business thought leaders, each a leading sustainable business expert in his/her specialty. These long-time sustainability practitioners have consulted with top global brands, including Coke, Wal-Mart, UPS, HP, Uni-lever and Kraft, among many others.

Designed for executives and managers seeking to understand how to identify and respond to today’s market demands around improving the environmental and social impact of business, the course follows a 4-step prescription for building the better brands of the future: “Observe, Re-Design, Measure and Communicate.”

Sessions are designed to fit a lunch hour and are also available on demand. New sessions are added weekly which students may join live or as it fits their schedule. With a commitment of 8-12 hours, participants will gain a solid grounding in the core disciplines needed for moving successfully in to the new age of sustainable business. Speakers and topics include:

  1. Understanding Ecological Overshoot, with Susan Burns of Global Footprint Network
  2. Sustainable Packaging Design Strategies, with JoAnn Hines
  3. Three Strategies for Managing Extended Producer Responsibility, with Seetha Coleman-Kammula of Simply Sustain
  4. Getting Started and Keeping Going on the Path to Better Brands, with Asheen Phansey of Babson College
  5. Green Chemistry’s Potential Impact, with Leonard Robinson of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control
  6. Design Tools for Sustainability, with Terry Swack of Sustainable Minds
  7. Sustainability Reporting: Methods & Measures with Elaine Cohen of Beyond Business
  8. Effective Communications for Social Entrepreneurs, with Cheryl Heller

For the full programme guide, schedule, and speaker bios, please visit the Sustainable Brands Boot Camp web site. http://www.sustainablelifemedia.com/events/online/sbbootcampt

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