BlockOn 2018 to train C-level executives

Khalid Saad, CEO of Bahrain Fintech Bay.
Updated 21 November 2018

BlockOn 2018 to train C-level executives

Bahrain Fintech Bay’s global blockchain conference, BlockOn 2018 — Redefining Finance, is gearing up to train C-level executives, innovation leaders and developers in blockchain theory and its practical application. The event is taking place on Nov. 22 at the Wyndham Grand, Bahrain Bay, under the patronage of Khalid Al-Rumaihi, chief executive, Economic Development Board and chairman of the executive board of Bahrain Fintech Bay.

The one-day conference, which is expected to attract more than 300 global blockchain innovators and professionals including a diverse group of regulators, entrepreneurs, investors and financial industry executives, aims to explore the rising opportunities and challenges presented by the industry with a focus on training and development.

Khalid Saad, the CEO of Bahrain Fintech Bay, said: “We’re excited to offer participants the chance to gain deeper insights and practical knowledge of blockchain, how it works and how to develop smart contracts for financial services. Blockchain is revolutionizing how business is, and can be, conducted around the world and across every sector, and BlockOn aims to ensure that C-level executives, innovation leaders and developers understand and can effectively apply their knowledge in order to drive innovation in their organizations and harness the power of blockchain either now or in the future as it continues to grow and transform the way business is transacted.” 


Emirates cabin crew recognized as world’s best at WTA

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Emirates cabin crew recognized as world’s best at WTA

Emirates cabin crew has been named World’s Leading Cabin Crew 2019 at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony. The event marked the culmination of the WTA’s annual search for the finest travel and tourism organizations in the world, where winners of its six regional ceremonies compete for the coveted world titles. Emirates also won the world title for World’s Leading Airline — Economy Class.

Adel Al-Redha, Emirates’ chief operating officer, said: “We are immensely proud of our cabin crew who have joined us from over 160 nations. Every day, on over 530 flights across six continents, they deliver Emirates’ high quality product and services with passion, dedication and professionalism, ensuring our guests enjoy memorable, safe, and comfortable journeys.

“Coming from different walks of life, Emirates cabin crew truly embrace diversity and make it their strength, as they work as a team on every flight to deliver the best travel experiences. Being named World’s Leading Cabin Crew is a wonderful testimony to their efforts, and we’d like to thank our customers and industry partners for this recognition.”

Al-Redha added: “Emirates economy class remains one of the richest full-service airline cabin products in its category, and we are also delighted to be recognized as the World’s Leading Airline — Economy Class.”

Travelers flying Emirates economy class enjoy generous complimentary check-in baggage allowances, complimentary beverages and meals prepared by gourmet chefs, free Wi-Fi to stay in touch with family and friends and ice inflight entertainment with more than 4,500 channels of movies, TV programs, music and podcasts on the industry’s biggest personal screens.

At the WTA’s Middle East Gala Ceremony earlier this year, Emirates was named the region’s Leading Airline, Leading Airline Brand, Leading Airline Rewards Program, Leading Airline Website, and Leading Airport Lounge — Business Class.

The World Travel Awards has a 26-year history of acknowledging and celebrating excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.