KAMSYN is a Corporate Partner 2018 of the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council (Secretariat based at Marlborough House, Westminster and Guildhall, City of London). Around KAMSYN gravitates an International Network of Professionals sharing the same passion for Communications & PR in the Digital Age.
KAMSYN attended the Business Forum as Corporate Partner of the organizing Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council CWEIC.
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 Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, brought together representatives of business, civil society, and government. In an effort to play a leading role in shaping the future of global trade policies with the complete social, economic, and political participation of all Commonwealth citizens, the chosen theme was “Towards a Common Future”. Prime Minister Theresa May spoke at the formal opening of the Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace, where it was “the first full Heads of Government meeting” in nearly four decades. The United Kingdom succeeded Malta as chair-in-office. In the following days, Heads made political commitments and agreed to pressing action plans.
The fifty-three member states addressed six key areas: Accessing modern financial services, easing the pathway for business and growth, harnessing Commonwealth technology and innovation, creating a new attitude to sustainable business, mobilizing an export economy, and attracting inward investment. Prestigious International Speakers included Bill Gates, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, His Royal Highness Prince William, His Royal Highness Prince Harry, among many others. Participants included eight hundred chief executive officers and board members of leading global companies, and over twenty political leaders.
In the same token, Sr Emile E. Issa, founder of KAMSYN Strategic Communications and Public relations, CWEIC’s corporate partner, along with special advisor to KAMSYN Roger John Sibley, shares similar views on growing trust organically and honing collaborative networks. Sr. Emile E. Issa acts as a Delegate representing private clients from the Middle East and Spain, with the aim of reaching a wider audience, in addition to focusing on youth. He draws on his commitment to aligned causes which earned him the Cross of the Spanish Royal Order of Civil Merit, conferred by His Majesty Felipe VI King of Spain upon recommendation of the late Spanish Ambassador in Lebanon, Her Excellency Milagros Hernando and on his work with high profile businesspeople as well as decision-makers, to increase the visibility of the Forum’s stakeholders and activities in light of the current state of affairs.
Emile E. Issa OMC KLJ founder of KAMSYN.com Strategic Communications & PR, based in Beirut, Lebanon, is a Communications & Public Relations Consultant, Author, Speaker and Photographer, ‘Auditeur du 63ème Cycle en Intelligence Économique et Stratégique de l’Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale IHEDN – École Militaire – Paris
Emile is the founder of the private event Mind Talk which reunites International Professionals, Diplomats, Businessmen & Businesswomen from Lebanon and abroad for friendly exchanges in a refined setting. The meetings are held under Chatham House Rule.
Emile also founded the cigar circle “Cigares et Chocolats” to help connect cigar amateurs coming from diverse professional backgrounds in search of new aromas and discoveries in a private setting.
Emile is an active member of the British Royal Overseas League ROSL, the Association des Anciens Auditeurs en Intelligence Économique de l’Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale – IHEDN – École Militaire, Paris the Rotary Club Marbella, l’Amicale des Anciens de Jamhour, the Lebanese Spanish Business Council LSBC , the British Lebanese Business Group, and sits on the board of the Friends of the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra FLPO.
Sir Bill? Not quite. Proclaiming himself “humbled and delighted,” Microsoft founder Bill Gates received an honorary knighthood Wednesday from Queen Elizabeth II — an accolade that allows the recipient to use “KBE” after his name, but not to put “Sir” in front of it.
One of the world’s richest men, Gates, 49, was being honored for his charitable activities around the world and his contribution to enterprise in Britain. Past recipients of the honorary knighthood range from Irish singer Bob Geldof to former U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
British recipients of knighthoods are entitled to be addressed with a “Sir” before their names. The honor was long the preserve of senior soldiers, judges and other servants of the state, but recent years have seen the creation of Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Mick Jagger and Sir Elton John.
As an American, Gates is not entitled to use “Sir” before his name, but he can put the initials KBE — Knight Commander of the British Empire — after his name.
Gates joins a roster of American knights that includes former presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush, comedian Bob Hope, retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Gates said he was proud of what he called Microsoft’s “special relationship” with Britain. “The U.K. was the first country in which Microsoft set up a subsidiary outside the U.S., and our experience in the U.K. has been significant in shaping our international growth,” he said.
Microsoft’s British facilities include Research Cambridge, a laboratory established in 1997 in the university town that employs 80 scientists. In 2000, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a donation of $210 million to Cambridge University to create a scholarship program for graduate students from outside Britain.