Mohamed Dekkak président of Anouar Association and Faouzi Skali founder and President of cultural Soufie Festival
GISEC – The future of Cybersecurity
What is GISEC?
The 7th edition of Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) is a three-day event in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, the first ever and largest cybersecurity conference and exhibition held at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), UAE happening this 1-3 April 2019 and was officially inaugurated by Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bishr.
GISEC is one of the most significant and highly anticipated gatherings of the year in the region to be attended by an estimated 7,000 professionals rubbing shoulders with more than 12,000 tech gurus and leaders all over the world. This year’s edition will be hosted by leading and top-notch cybersecurity experts and legendary keynote speakers from the tech world both from the government and private sectors. This event will provide immeasurable and priceless information about inventions and technologies that can define the future.
The agenda for the exhibition is primarily directed and partnered by high profile advisory board of senior end-users from Dubai Electronic Security Center, SMART Dubai, and Dubai police, and should attract a big number of audience of decision-makers from all over 200 government departments and a huge number of leading enterprises in the Middle East.
GISEC was launched in the year 2013 aiming to be the leading and most innovative cybersecurity in the UAE as well as the MEA regions. Today, as we all know, GISEC is not only the largest cybersecurity show but also the most impactful and more prominent event in terms of scope, aspirations and, diversity of perspective. GISEC is committed to bring you the most original and upcoming cyber technologies in general and will offer businesses the chance to be an important part of an industry-defining moment.
GISEC is jam-packed with information and sessions on the most innovative technologies with the following in mind: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and quantum computing which will provide tools to enhance and upgrade your digitization.
As per Mr. Mohamed Dekkak, “Bringing together the best of the best government leaders, speakers and technology experts will surely ignite your passion for innovation and technology”.
Why is there a need for GISEC?
Considering that our world today is likely very open and receptive to cyber-attacks, threats and hackers. This calls for skilled warriors and this is where cybersecurity measures will play a vital role in protecting and growing a business regardless of the industry.
The mission of GISEC is to bring companies which offer the most game-changing and innovative security solutions for AI, 5G and telecoms, IoT, Blockchain and enterprise cybersecurity altogether. At GISEC, you will experience a global innovation and an exceptional kind of diversity from start-ups in China to a multi-national industry in Europe both showcasing cybersecurity solutions. This will be a platform for tech experts to contribute and work as one to build a strong and powerful and quality networks.
This event will also make us aware that the world is ever-changing and the journey to the digital age has begun. This will be a great venue to learn, teach, share and make new business partnerships.
Not even in your wildest imagination that you will be in an in-depth exploration into the dark web and will include some exciting programs such as live hacks sessions that will uncover controversial and pioneering topics and GISEC will make it possible for you.
What are the highlights of GISEC?
As you get ready for the most significant assembly of tech experts and industries around the globe, there are a number of things that will be highlighted and you should take note on this event;
- A 3-days full of pure learning, sharing and networking;
- The ever-popular secret briefing will a highlight for both the sponsors and participants;
- More than 300 free training and sessions that includes Genius talks, Private, X labs;
- B2B matchmaking programs and networking platforms; which will be a helpful tool to find the right vendor for the product you want to buy;
- The dark stage where you will witness eye-catching live hacks;
- The (ISC)2 trainings and workshops; for those who are considering to progress their careers and be updated of the latest in cyberspace.
Why in the UAE?
Middle East is the hottest AI market in the region and there are several countries in the Gulf but why in the UAE? It is known that the UAE is very open to international cooperation and alliance to fight cyber threats. The UAE is a home for all kinds of infrastructures from start-ups to multi-million industries and to be able to make their businesses grow, it has to be safe and secure from cyber threats. In a business regardless of how small or big it is, the people responsible should be mindful on how to consolidate cybersecurity measures in all aspects of its design and development.
The leaders of the UAE are future-forward thinkers and planners and they always consider the safety and security of foreign investors who would like to do business in their country. They look at possibilities and challenges inside the security landscape especially in strategic and important industries such as education, medical field and finance, and other allocated resources.
To be able to accomplish all these, there is no best way than GISEC. Through the support of very significant partners such as the Dubai Police, Dubai Electronic Security Center and Smart Dubai, and with the expertise of tech professionals, this annual cybersecurity conference will pursue to unravel the complex and complicated web of cybersecurity and will direct businesses to how and where they can boost and upgrade their system and network defenses.
What are the things to know about GISEC and Cybersecurity 2019?
Yearly, most people would jot down predictions on what they think might and can happen and UAE is always ahead of everything, in all aspects including cybersecurity. Each year, GISEC aims to advance in the future and 2019 will not be different after all. Artificial intelligence or robotics and The Internet of Things (IoT) are just a few of the focal point in this advancement. With all the cyber-crimes and threats that are happening throughout the world, this is a great opportunity and time for security businesses.
Hacking nowadays has become an industry in itself and this becomes a major constraint for industries and organizations to deal with web viruses, malware, or even what we call cyber-warfare attacks against huge enterprises and governments. It can be considered as a dangerous time for companies as cyber threats and attacks are becoming sophisticated as time goes by and if companies can’t keep up, they should at least know how to lessen the damage caused. Cybersecurity is more than just virus protection. This is why GISEC was launched. To keep companies and businesses to be more proactive and share compelling solutions to manage cyber risk and offer high technology solutions.
GISEC, in general, believes that the current security issues and challenges at this time is data privacy and protection. No one is exempted from breaches of privacy and cyber risk due to indiscretion and bad decisions. The main focus on this event is for business to make a stronger move to protect data and GISEC anticipates in bridging the gap to secure consumer data and business enterprise both in actual and online.
The robotics are coming in GISEC 2019. AI is an overused word in the marketing industry today, on the other hand, it is important to know the responsibilities and risks related to AI. Over a few days, vendors and tech professional will help you find the right technology to keep up.
Who exhibits and why?
GISEC 2019 is where you can get information and where security enterprises gather together to attain actual business growth.
The industries must exhibit for distributors, resellers, manufacturers, partners of cybersecurity and IT products and services.
You will not want to miss out on this opportunity to be a part of this year’s GISEC. First and foremost, this event is officially supported by the government and this is the only event where you can find and meet with more than 200 different government departments in one roof.
There will be no other place to find your way in and make your business grow in the Middle East than through GISEC.
You will be surprised at how much investors are willing to spend on solutions from companies to outsmart cyber threats and attacks.
GISEC is the only place to increase and enhance your brand awareness, get full media exposure and remain ahead of your competitors.
With numbers to prove about the success of the previous GISEC, this year will be more outlandish and more high in technologies and will definitely increase your business and customers will be more satisfied by the quality of your products.
Who visits GISEC?
The profiles of the attendees will be the most powerful in the Middle East and, in terms of buyers, will be one of the most appealing in the world. Based on the attendees who visited and joined in the 2018 event, this 2019 will definitely surpass the number of the audiences last year.
Whether it’s to learn or to understand from world leaders and top business enterprises together with the CIOs, CISOs and CTOs and with their teams and departments who travelled from 86 counties to gain insights from this event that can affect their departments. With over 7,000 high tech security professionals who will join a total audience of over 12,000 tech experts and leaders in the Middle East’s biggest buzz on what’s going to impact them around the world.
What can you gain at GISEC 2019?
Either you are a visitor, an exhibitor, a partner or a sponsor of GISEC 2019, altogether, you will gain insights into a SMART and digital future. A future that will unravel right before your eyes using the technologies that will change the way of the future. By the use of IoT’s and other technologies, we can create and more secure and tolerable city towards the future.
GISEC is the driving force towards efficiency in introducing innovation through the use of emerging technologies for sage, smart and sustainable communities. You will be able to examine how huge enterprise can innovate like a start-up.
This edition of GISEC, expect to be digitally transformed! With at least 93 percent of satisfaction expressed by previous participants of this event, you would never want to miss out on this one.
As a visitor of GISEC, Mohamed Dekkak said “A very insightful and informative event of the year. I would definitely recommend it for business owners, partners and staff to witness this one-of-a-kind cybersecurity in a digitally driven world”.
After 9 prosperous editions, the United Arab of Emirates’ most exclusive sourcing fair, the International Apparel, and Textile Fair returns from April 2-4, 2019 at Dubai World Trade Center. It has progressed as a dominant brand in the Middle East and North Africa(MENA)regions to source and exhibits their best fabrics, textiles, footwear, print, and accessories from eminent mills worldwide.
This “business only” event offers trade participants extraordinary networking opportunities with the best from worldwide markets. It also supplies manufacturers a programme to lure the most powerful fashion designers and companies across the country. International Apparel and Textile Fair will give the manufacturers and their representative with an exceptional chance to display their products to the most dominant consumers and designers on the United Arab of Emirates’ scene.
Mr. Mohamed Dekkak, Chairman and Founder of Adgeco group said – “This three days of interactive lecturers summit, exceptional collections and display, and interconnected system opportunities that lead the best from the textile and apparel industry not only in UAE also across the world.”
Various highly acclaimed exhibitors across the globe are mainly from Japan, Europe, India, China, Indonesia, and Turkey.
An ancient origin, the apparel and textiles industry, bone needles have been discovered as far as back in the year 30,000 BC. The generality of garments was constituted of prepared animal skins, furs and hides weaving together various vegetable fibers and animal to produce unique clothes during that time.
Ancient people started to chase and hunt as they used animals’ skin to wear a piece of garments. Animals’ skin is continually utilized because it is harder and made strenuous for them to hunt. They started to prepare the skin to conserve its softness. Later the animal’s bones used as needle and nerves fiber were used as thread.
Primitive humans used leaves, grasses, reeds, and stems to wear of purely the vegetable creation. They also spin the fiber and make it into a yarn that is entwined to form into a cloth. The first of the fiber, wool, and flax utilized because it was easier to twiddle into yarn compare to cotton. They also utilized the animals’ hair as the bed. This hair intertwines and materialize as a fabric and comes while making felt cloth.
Thousands of years later, known as “Agrarian Society”, people discovered that they could live in one location with other humans and grow what they required. People become aware of how to germinate plants for food and also to breed animals for the skins and meat. People have less time for farming and hunting.
These people educate themselves on how to rotate pieces of horse hair, plants, seeds, and bark into one unbroken yarn or strands. Then they learned how to weave them into the fabric, just like what they did in the grasses. They began to search around, cotton, silk, wool, and flax found, for other threads so they could use to make yarn.
When the manufacture of apparel and textiles was remarkably modified by technology containing the pedal-forced sewing machines and cotton gin, the business industry experienced relatively slow evolution and a lack of development until the industrial revolution. The fabric and clothing industry was among the first to be automized due to huge amounts of employment required in making the fabric.
Leaders behind the Apparel and Textile Industry
There are several types of manufacturers – licenses, contract, and integrated manufacturers. Levi Strauss is one of the famous integrated manufacturers in the business due that they design and make their own commodity.
Licenses manufacturers- For example, the company Warnaco have their own manufacturing plants and market clothing under license from their label.
Contract manufacturers – These manufacturers have connections and relationships with some designers and producers acquire new business. This includes the Unifi and International Textile Group (ITC) as of the biggest textile corporations. Affordable fashion has hit a boom in the apparel and textile industry as leaders include Sweden’s (H and M) Hennes and Mauritz, Zara from Spain, and Wal-Mart – the world’s largest retailer.
MORE ABOUT TEXTILE AND APPAREL INDUSTRY
Fastest growing textile and apparel industries have an essential role in the economy all across the globe, supplying employment to millions in all 200 nation and more.
THE FAIR HIGHLIGHTS
- Impressive networking opportunities.
- Meet your possible worldwide partners.
- Showcase your products to a targeted market.
- Gain a better understanding of the competition and collect market information.
United Arab of Emirates: AS THE HOST COUNTRY
The United Arab Emirates is now the world’s prime center for the textile industry with the presence of about 200 garments manufacturing industry. For about 5.5 percent of the world’s textile and clothing sales annually, the United Arab of Emirates become the fourth biggest business hub of fashion and apparel all over the world as of today.
International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF) brings together new and established retail merchant to display their recent and most fashionable products to offer distributors, buyers, and designers a real chance to find the most reputable brands all around the globe. The coordinator is now working diligently on the next occurrence, to be held on November with two issues every year.
Dubai has business experts globally, making United Arab of Emirates the 3rd largest international export in the market. In the last edition, more than 15,000 visitors packed the halls with entire collections from 600 exhibitors. The show was the latest in fabrics, textiles, prints, and accessories from well-known mills internationally.
As the United Arab of Emirates closer to becoming the world’s leading extravagant textile and garment re-export center by 2020, the International Apparel and Textile Fair has become even more significant and visited for anyone connected to the industry.
INTERNATIONAL APPAREL AND TEXTILE FAIR EXHIBITOR
The most renowned and influential delegates will be the major exhibitors of the fair. They will display the latest fashion trends of the finest textile and apparel collections all over the world.
Almodo, Akash Export, Ailiya Enterpises, Anbo Textiles Ltd., ASM Exports, Asiatex Enterprise Ltd., Augen Waide, AM Merchandising Ltd., Alsorayai Group, Boshi, dokunus tekstil, DORLEON Fabrics, Deer & Dear, D x B Tailored DXB, EFL, E.L.C Group, Erteks Group Textile, TFI The Fashion Incubator, Fuber Textile, Grain De Beaute, Hentas, Hang Wai Zipper Factory Ltd., HP Singh, James Fabric, Korner Concept, moove, MONARK/mensucat, Manipearl Holdings, Ltd., M & H, Mitslavie, meltam, nix co. ltd., Kraft Corridor, K & I Textiles, Luthai Textile, Macroman, Macrowoman, Mi Sign, Piteks Textile Inc., Perma, Pongees, PT. Pulau Intan Lestari, pixel shoes, RADYUM, Rama’s, Ramnur (home collection & home style), R.E.A.L Garments,Terracotta, Ral Tekstil, Rupa, Richmorn, New Oasis, STK Interlining, sahsa tekstil, STYLEM, simtex, SAANJA, Shah Amanat, Solbees, BERNSTEIN & BANLEYS LTD., Uni Textile Co. Ltd., WEFT, Xianda, WAIMEA, LE MING,Yaser & Mayasa Co., Yingkai Garment, and more.
International Apparel And Textile Fair (IATF) has an extensive promoter category. It was arranged its existence in the A to Z of the textile business names.
⦁ Apparel Section – hosiery clothes, royal outfits, intimate and lingerie apparels, coats, jackets, ready to wear garments, knitted clothing, Shawls, and Wraps.
⦁ Fabrics Sections – organic garments and materials, woolen and fur garments, Leather, and silk.
⦁ Textile Accessories – Buttons, Laces, Labels, Embroidery, Badges and Hand tags
⦁ Home Textiles: Bath and bed linen, Bed Sheets, Blankets, Towels, Curtains, and Carpets
⦁ Textile Design and Prints Workshops
⦁ Textile and Print Technology
⦁ Fashion designers and their organizations
A various number of marketing technics for International Apparel and Textile Fair to entice the awareness including digital marketing, online affiliations, press advertisements, industry magazine publications, association supports, VIP and typical invitations, electronic-mailer, SMS or text messages, and outdoor campaigns are used to get the right kind of responsiveness.
UNITED ARAB OF EMIRATES’ TEXTILE AND APPAREL INDUSTRY
The United Arab of Emirates’ textile business is not only the nation’s biggest trading industry after gas and oil but it is also one of the largest employers in the industry. United Arab of Emirates always been associated with gas and oil through the years. But these seven Emirates are steadily affiliated to clothing, textile, and apparel manufacturing industry. United Arab of Emirates surrounded a wide classification of textiles. According to a United Arab of Emirates’ trade and economic geniuses that garment famous labels were gaining popularity in the local and international market, and emphasize that more aggressive retailing scheme was needed to advertise the country as a high-quality clothes producer in the industry.
FUTURE VIEWPOINT IN TEXTILES AND APPAREL INDUSTRY
Extravagant and high-class apparel and clothing companies have already begun producing cheaper cost or presenting products at a discounted price. This will certainly affect their profit. A reduction in spending due to the economic crisis has created consumers who want to save more money everywhere.
This does not portend well for the apparel industry, as they are dependent on consumers’ needs and wants and gives them a poor future outlook. Even the economical and low budget apparel manufacturers will be influenced as they also will to decrease prices and quality on their products or join in bargains in order to attract new market and retain old consumer who may be willing to grasp on to their old clothing.
As stated by recent reports, The United Arab of Emirates’ garment and textile industries have upgraded and improved their unmilled material depot, packaging and transporting operations for large facilities.
SUPPORT THE APPAREL AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES
The direct benefits include:
More employment – Worldwide contribute employment within the businesses in a country that imports and exports fabrics and textiles. Importing nation decreases or eliminates fabricate jobs where exporting nations also decreases the requirements for design, retail, and marketing jobs.
Local Finacial Status Increases – In most textile supplier countries, salary in the clothing and textile business are higher than other jobs leather, dairy, wood). It indicates that the fabrics and garments industry is an improving the value chain in the businesses ladder although this report is for the manufacturing half average salary.
Empowering Women – Most studies show a huge bias in gender against women in the textile, garments, fabrics and clothing business, where women are working are often worse, wage less and favorable job levels.
There is much technological progress in the textile industry, which is very laboriously based on technology, mostly including the use of machinery since then. The apparel side of the industry is still primarily done manually with human employment. The main basis for the allocation of this business inexpensive labor markets.
The United Arab of Emirates is well respected when it comes for exports of garments, formed on huge volume of textiles imported and its articles from India and China. Both these countries constitute a major part in the textile and imports since the price of manufacturing is significantly become less expensive in these countries due to the availability of cheaper budget and labor costs.
“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” -James Madison
Information is a treasure to each citizen of a nation. The general citizenry has got the liberty to access the data from the state governments by the freedom of information.
The primary purpose of the Freedom of Information Act is to guarantee informed citizens as vital to the operating of a democratic organization. The holiday is a reminder of the significance of clarity in the government and the public’s right globally.
BACKGROUND OF NATIONAL FREEDOM OF INFORMATION DAY
March 16th of every year recognizes National Freedom of Information Day (FOI) which celebrates the “open government “event. This day was also the birth anniversary and legacy of President James Madison and held during the Sunshine Week.
President James Madison (the Father of Constitution) was the fourth president of the United States of America for eight years (1809 to 1817) and the final founding father to serve as the head of state. From Port Conway Virginia, President Madison was born on March 16, 1751, at Belle Grove Plantation to an affluent family and raised to their own Montpelier estate. He is the eldest of twelve siblings – seven brothers and four sisters.
In 1771, he finished his degree from the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University. Madison became the member of to the Virginia Convention and one of the author of the Virginia State Constitution in 1776.
President James Madison is known as the principal advocate for openness in public state government. He has also implemented the United States Constitution and as the significant champion and author of the United States Bill of Rights. Madison gave high importance on Individual rights and freedom of information.
During his presidency, President Madison was not above blame. However, his foreign system was criticized. Initiating the War of 1812, he demanded Congress to declare war against Great Britain. Which ended the deadlock, it was an infamous and abortive conflict battle over shipping rights. During the war, Washington DC was invaded by the British. The British blaze both the White House and the city and the President with Congress were coerced to surrender.
With his wife Dolly, President Madison retired to his plantation. His wife was remembered for her beauty and elegance as a hostess during his term in the year 1817. President Madison supported President Andrew Jackson in 1832 becoming its President in 1826. He also became a member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829. President Madison wrote “Advice to My Country”, which was a countless series articles before he passed away. President Madison died at Montpelier estate after many years of battling his sickness on June 28, 1836.
As a part of the celebration of National Free of Information Day, Sunshine week also celebrated every year during the mid week of March since it was first launched in the year of 2005. It is an annual global observance entry to information publicly led by the American Society of News Editors. The objective of the week event is to high point the factor that the open government information should reach the public to strengthen their society.
The advocate of this event – media organizations, schools, civic associations, non-business institution, schools, and other member take part in a public discussion on the value of open government during Sunshine Week.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: its context
Freedom of information (FOI) is an addition of the power of right to speak, think and act. A foundational international human right law, which is comprehended more basically as freedom of expression in any form of medium – print, and writing, orally, art and through the Internet as of this day. FOI also refer to the right for privacy in the topic of the world wide web technology. The right to privacy and freedom of expressions is accepted in human power and privilege of information acts.
In conclusion, freedom of information can include opposition to universal copyrights, patents, or intellectual property. The international and United States Pirate Group have organized political platforms that were based mostly on freedom of information matters.
CELEBRATING THE OPEN GOVERNMENT
Freedom of Information Day is memorialized by colleges of Law and other supporters of this event providing data on the rights granted by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) all across the country. Globally, Over 100 nations have implemented some order of freedom of information codification. The oldest in the world established in 1766 was Sweden’s Freedom of the Press Act.
On July 4, 1966, From the first Freedom of Information Act, signed by President Lyndon Johnson by giving the public the right to access the government’s every piece of information. It was first to initiate in 89th Congress as the bill S1160 (in two pages). Other countries and region are working towards implementing such laws, and with public legislation have the local ordinance.
Attending this event can help you with the best information expressing your rights to information, and be open to the opportunity to know more about the government. These observances are held to provide information to the public on how they can take dominance of their liberty when they appeal and under what situation these laws are not pertinent.
Also, individually, you can also honor Freedom of Information Day by extending some of your knowledge regarding this matter around you – with your family, friends, and co-workers. Take time to supply them with all the relevant particulars and print some fliers and spread it out to people who are entitled to the information about you held in government records, and make sure that all the relevant information came from the government agency and sector are valid and accurate.
The National Sportsmanship day is celebrated annually on the date of 5th of March or first Tuesday of the Month and on the year of 2019 is when it will mark its 28th Anniversary and will continue up until the year’s end. It all started in the year 1991 when the International Sports Institute proposed the National Sportsmanship day to promote Good Sportsmanship to different sports. The main objective of the International Sports Institute is to promote working ethically, honesty and playing-fair through sports and education as it was created for us to enjoy, unite and lessen the different barriers between different countries. The Special day was also established for the athletes or participants of different sports to celebrate that day and enter different activities that will encourage all of them to have good sportsmanship.
One of the exciting activities in the National Sportsmanship Day is Essay Contest (Sponsored by the USA Today), it is where all of the students from different grade levels (Elementary, High School and Colleges) participate and present their essay dedicated to the sportsmanship day or themed Sportsmanship.
The Sports Ethics Fellows Program partnered with the National Sportsmanship Day and includes people who have an exceptional talent especially in Leadership in promotion Good Sportsmanship that helps in the expansion of the National Sportsmanship Day or NSD. The Program also discusses the issues that are needed to be solved in the sports competition to continue making it better for all of us and leave us with a smile after the game. Because of the NSD, different sports activities in the World are full of work ethics and have helped countries in different continents unite with each other and develop their relationships that will benefit us all. Sports is a platform that many people use and loves, because of sports thousands to millions of peoples share the same goal and that is to enjoy sports and compete with different people.
The objectives of the Sportsmanship day:
A program intended to improve Sports conduct is National Sportsmanship Day that is held every year on the first Tuesday in spring or March. It is sponsored by the Institute for International Sport. The National Day incorporates youth associations and schools from Grade level of Elementary through Colleges or University Students taking part in the merriments or Festivities. The different activities range from role-playing to games of sports, which are all intended to invigorate great sports conduct. The main purpose of this day is to spread or promote Good sports behavior or conduct.
By taking into consideration all of the things that I have learned and discovered about Good behavior in sports or excellent sportsmanship, although parents have a strong influence in Child’s lives and their behavior, however in Sports, it’s a different matter as they surrounded by different people such as coaches and mentors therefore in some cases they can also help the children develop their attitude towards other people, decision and good sportsmanship as they are taking advice from their coach and values their opinions because of their experiences. Coaches have the ability to emphasizing effort and mastery of athletic tasks rather than Natural Ability and competitive outcome. This will be able to teach Athletes and sports enthusiasts to increase their efforts as it will be one of the vital points in improving one’s capabilities in different sports. As many people say that “Hard work without Talent is better than Talent without Hard Work” All of the people who first started their sports even if they’re talented or not starts from the beginning, there are no skipping levels, it’s just that, it depends on how much effort they will put in their respective sports or specialty. Coaches’ main job is to support the athletes or players whether it’s a team sport or not, he stabilizes the balance of the Athletes and teaches the true significance of team effort.
Why is Sports Beneficial?
Here is a 20 example why:
- Sports help children build up their Character, Work Ethic or Attitude and Mental Toughness which helps them manage different stress levels when they grew up.
- Sports offers a different repeated scene where they practice their own capabilities, it also improves their self-control and discipline.
- It improves the physical fitness of one’s body.
- Sports participation lessen the shyness into one’s attitude, it raises their self-esteem or confidence.
- Sports teach the players a fair play, which they can pick up and use in their lives.
- Sports helps introduces Independent Attitude and self-respect
- It teaches Teamwork.
- It acts as a platform or venue for them to observe and develop their leadership skills.
- Sports teach children to listen and follow objectives.
- It gives an opportunity for the players to experience diversity, lives with it and how to overcome it.
- Sports teach that all of the participants can both win with grace and lose with dignity.
- Letting us all have a competitive attitude that will help us develop our growth and lead us to a positive direction
- It gives joy to the participants and lets them go out of their comfort zones.
- It gives them an opportunity to be more versatile as they experience uncertain things or situation.
- It improves our physical health and our mood that leads to the lower possibility of having depression.
- A sports activity gives us an opportunity to know other people and express different emotions.
- Sports is one of the main headquarters for children to learn and develop themselves as it consists of specialists as the coach that seeks to help the players and guide them with their experiences.
- Sports help in the practice of one’s preparation
- Sports introduce the significance of goals and perseverance in our life as not everything gain be gain by a short time of preparation and lack of motivation and effort.
- Sports activities practices the children face different kind of pressure and how to handle it that leads to more confidence in one’s self.
When one thinks about fashion, you immediately begin to imagine of style, glamour, trend, etc. instead of eco-friendly or sustainable designs. But let us put in mind that in the future years to come, a vital question that the fashion industry needs to answer is how sustainable it is?
Sustainable fashion is already gathering momentum internationally in the past decade. It’s good news that eco-friendly fashion is becoming the latest global trend that a lot of people in the fashion industry are resolved to make it into a sustainable norm.
The Challenge to Fashion Industry
Based on the World Economic Forum, after a short first-use cycle, 95 percent of plastic packaging material valued at 80 billion dollars to 120 billion dollars are lost to the global economy each year.
The subject on “Fashion waste” is tremendous thinking of the recent report on environmental negligence by the industry. Environmental activists, however, believe fashion’s waste problem is much bigger than simply stocks left unsold. They’re pointing the dilemma to ‘fast fashion’ which is a label that describes the high rate of fashion consumption driven by the number of new clothes that go on sale.
This has prompted the United Arab Emirates to launch a number of responsible projects and campaigns and strive to be among the world’s most eco-friendly countries.
To ensure the sustainability of eco-friendly fashion in the local marketplace, it is believed that designers should welcome and support more innovative creative practices and think about alternative fabrics. The challenge is how to integrate sustainable practices to an extensive and complex apparel supply chain.
What is Sustainable Fashion?
Sustainable fashion is a method concerning manufacture, sourcing, clothing design which gives maximum advantage to the business and community as a whole, which together limits the effects on nature. It also has something to do with ethics, one that is acceptable and is morally right. Subsequently, sustainable fashion doesn’t start with assembling clothes. It starts from the cotton fields and finishes in shopper’s closet. Along these lines, common cotton cultivating can’t be regarded as moral and reasonable as harsh pesticides are utilized.
At present, sustainability is an approach for carrying the business instead of just an idea. Today, numerous associations have understood the concept of sustainability and have integrated it in the business. These organizations have comprehended that incorporating social and ecological issues with business will yield long haul advantages to the organization.
These days, designer shows, Ethical fashion forum and websites all emphasize on the idea of sustainable fashion, to go green means business and profits. It is vital that brands which practice moral and sustainable fashion must remain consistent with their responsibility. By doing so, they can win the trust of the customers and maintain the organization’s moral qualities.
There must be straightforwardness in manufacturing, sourcing, designing and other different procedures, with the goal that the purchasers can know whether the brands are providing what they have sworn. To compel sustainability be marketable in the fashion industry it must be desired. Customers are pulled in to great structures, hues and textures. At the point when a buyer spends on stylish attire, he first thinks about the previously mentioned features. Ecological or moral concerns come later.
The brands which answers to the customers’ endless demands can consolidate sustainable ethics with fashion and thrive in the green business. It is now high time to establish the connection of purchaser and garments must be changed. Supportability isn’t restricted to environmental setting but the whole design business, from production to the retail shops.
At the point when the fashion business guarantees no forced or child labor, reasonable wages, employees get their fundamental human rights, biodiversity, health and security measures are practiced in the work environment, natural farming, eco-friendly garments are produced in eco-friendly means, and so forth every one of these means will make the fashion business sustainable in real sense.
Fashion Sustainability Summit 2019
The famed recognition of sustainable, eco-friendly fashion in the international limelight has been firmly on the rise and an event devoted to the cause, Runway Dubai recently held its Fashion Eco-sustainability Summit held at the Sofitel the Palm Hotel on the January 26, 2019.
This inspiring fashion platform hopes to awaken the passion for the public to practice moral responsibility through sustainable fashion principles in the community. The summit’s objective is to draw attention on the developing path of the fashion industry past the societal and environment issues into becoming an effective vehicle to achieve a sustainable development in the society.
Global and local fashion brands such as Mako Matsuzaki, Norish Kareem, Bistari creation by Marilyn Anis, Jolie fashion studio by Sophie Hassan, Lwraps by Wendy Shortland, Baravia fashion and House of Tee Ell by Kiran Tuljaram took to the stage by means of fashion presentations and exhibits while artistically showing their support for sustainable fashion and living.
The summit features seminars and workshops as well as a panel discussion entitled “Sustainable Fashion and the Way Forward for the Millenials,” moderated by Dr. Zennath Reza Khan, an Asst. Professor at the faculty of Engineering at the University of Wollogong in Dubai. Also in the panel are Jessica Galeano, Marketing Mgr. at the College of Fashion and Design Dubai, Vaishalli Raj program leader fashion design at Amity University and MAriska Nell, artist and environmental activist.
Founder of Runway Dubai and Fashion Sustainability Summit, Modupe Omonze, guaranteed to present inspiration from artisans, artists, creative recycling designs from rising talent and a sustainability inspired Museum showcasing innovative items from across the world.
Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group, Mohamed Dekkak as well as Laila Rahall and Meera Alnaqbi was spotted during this fashion event.
UAE is now looking forward to a more sustainable future. The push towards sustainability impacts both companies and individuals in the country. Runway Dubai seeks to continue on encouraging corporate brands globally to corroborate fashion sustainability by creating awareness to help lay a strong foundation for the present and future generation.
The 2018 season of the Marrakech International Film Festival covers unparalleled quantity of Moroccan movies, such as seven movies in the latest Morocco Panorama sidebar, as well as a homage to Moroccan artist and director Jillali Ferhati.
At the point when this annual event started in 2001, the film industry of Morocco was in a moderately delicate condition, and part of the festival’s key objectives was to strengthen the cinema business, which presently is reaping its rewards.
Over the latest years, Moroccan film has delighted in huge well-known accomplishment in the local setting and furthermore rising worldwide recognition, as appeared by the way that few of the movies playing in the Morocco Panorama had film screenings at festivals, for example, Cannes, Berlin, and Venice.
Resident film producers incorporate both amazing men and women directors, as seen in the Morocco Panorama.
Christoph Terhechte, the festival’s art director, expressed that foreign visitors will find the top of the latest Moroccan film and film viewings will likewise draw in significant Moroccan audience. Given the understanding of past festival seasons, showings of the Moroccan movies are guaranteed to drive crowds.
Meryem Benm’barek’s first movie entitled, “Sofia” is a ground-breaking anecdote concerning a 20 year old middle-class young lady who is compelled to wed the common laborer’s dad of her infant, who she barely knows, to abstain from going to imprison. The feature film obtained the best screenplay honor and got overwhelming applause in its film viewing in Un Certain Regard in Cannes.
“Jahiliya,” which recently screened in Cannes, Berlin, and Cairo, serves as the last and darkest piece of Hicham Lasri on his “hound trilogy,” established in 1996 at the season of the dissolution in Morocco of Eid el-Adha that was generally observed with the butcher of sheep.
Lasri has a place with the new age of Moroccan movie producers. He accomplished worldwide eminence with his unmistakable, monochrome movie, “The End,” that was screened in 2012 at the Cannes Film Festival’s ACID segment. His movies dive into disputable subjects identified with Morocco’s ongoing political past.
Shown this 2018 in Berlin, Narjiss Nejjar’s “Stateless,” presents a young lady who was in 1975 ousted from Algeria and turned into a stateless resident. She is set up to wed a maturing, visionless man, with the end goal to acquire Moroccan citizenship and along these lines have the capacity to reunite with her mom, who is still living in Algeria.
Nejjar among the prime female movie producers in Morocco and her past movies consist of “Wake Up Morocco”, and “The Rif Lover.” She also co-directed the “Angels’ Terminal” released in 2008.
Faouzi Bensaidi’s Venice player “Volubilis” is taken in Meknes, the place where he grew up and delve into the gigantic gap among Morocco’s poos and rich people. Bensaidi’s past films are “Death of Sale” (2011), which earned the CICAE grant at the Berlinale.
The narrative “We Could Be Heroes,” directed by Hind Bensari, shows the life of an Azzedine Nouiri, a wheelchair athlete as he readies for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The movie was awarded the Jury Prize at the Hot Docs Film Fest. Her former group financed documentary “475: Break the Silence” was a significant success on the web in 2014.
The third movie feature of director Yassine Marco Marroccu, entitled “Catharsys, or The Afina Tales of the Lost World,” tackles a radio program, “Morning Dark Show,”hi-tech oppressed world, under the strain of a worldwide famine.
“The Healer,” the 5th film of Mohamed Zineddaine, revolves on the life of Abdou, a teenage kid, living in a mining village in Morocco, would like to widen his reality by figuring out how to read and write.
Among the initial Moroccan directors to accomplish significant global recognition is Ferhati, who gets a lifelong tribute at the event. His movies utilize a social pragmatist style to give a knowledge into modern Morocco.
Ferhati’s ongoing features are the 2004 “Suspended Memory” which was awarded at the Cairo Film Festival for best screenplay, the 2010 film entitled “At Dawn which earned him the best screenwriter award at the Dubai Film Fest, and “Pillow Secrets” released in which was presented as the best screenplay and best picture at the Moroccan Nat’l Film Fest. The director’s latest film this 2018 is entitled “The Ultimate Rebellion.”
Aside from being a renowned director, Ferhati is a highly applauded on-screen actor, having played in his movies and numerous movies by other lead directors of Morocco.
Moroccan talent will likewise be going to the festival’s Atlas Workshops since the event fortifies its spot as a significant center point for both the international and Arab film industry.
American actor Robert De Niro on Saturday accepted a tribute award \from the hands of his close friend, highly acclaimed director Martin Scorcese.
The Marrakech International Film Festival, which launched Friday, keeps running until December 8, 2018.
Background: The Marrakech International Film Festival
The Marrakech International Film Festival usually runs in 4 days during the fall or winter of every year. It is famous for its reputation regarding cinematographic production which is equivalent to the Cannes film celebration in southern France. The Marrakech Film Festival was launched in 2001 and has since become the most prominent film fest in the Kingdom of Morocco. It is progressively picking up acknowledgment as an artistic expression
Aside from being a mainstream entertainment source, the movies presented at the Marrakech International Film Festival are utilized as a strong instrument to educated the general audience. Today, the film business is imperative to Morocco and standards for production are kept up at high-quality level.
Those who have attended the Marrakech Film Festival such as Adgeco Group’s Chairman and Founder Mohamed Dekkak, appreciate it since it has a more relaxed vibe. The International Film Festival of Marrakech has likewise assumed a significant responsibility in teaching the general population, both local and abroad, on present issues and situations in Morocco. It has brought matters to light about Moroccan culture and advances nature and historical sights in Morocco. The country’s emerging movie industry profits by the celebration and cooperation with movie producers from different nations. The celebration likewise advances Morocco’s flourishing travel industry.
With a buzzing market square filled with storytellers, artists, acrobats, and musically inclined people, the city of Marrakech have proved to be the ideal setting for the celebration. Previous festivals have been a resonating achievement, and organizers trust that future festivals will be significant all the more energizing. Gatherings of people from everywhere throughout the world are certain to be engaged by the celebration and captivated by the magnificence and mystery of Marrakech.
Mohamed Dekkak greeting His Majesty King Mohammed VI on the occasion of 18th anniversary of the enthronement of King Mohammed VI at Marchane Palace Tangier
Mohamed Dekkak greeting His Majesty King Mohammed VI on the occasion of 18th anniversary of the enthronement of King Mohammed VI at Marchane Palace Tangier
Under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME), in collaboration with the Council of Israelite Communities of Morocco (CCIM), organizes for the first time, an assembly meeting on the theme ”Moroccan Judaism: for a shared Moroccanness”, held from 13th until 18th of November 2018 in the city of Marrakech.
According to a joint statement by Serge Berdugo, secretary general of the CCIM and Mr. Abdellah Boussouf, the secretary general of CCME. Beyond the nostalgia and the memory, the capacity to meet, execute a dialogue and to think together Morocco, we must strengthen what makes up our uniqueness. We must make Morocco a field of ambitions and not a mere conservatory of a common memory.
This meeting attended by Adgeco Group’s Chairman and Founder, Mohamed Dekkak, brings together 250 that belongs to a Jewish religion, Moroccans residing in Morocco and abroad, including civil society figures, teachers, academics, commentators, business leaders, journalists, and researchers. Moroccan people that aims to celebrate this Moroccan exception, and deepen the reflection on questions such as what does it mean in the twenty-first century to be Moroccan when one lives far from one’s native land?” How to preserve our specificity in our host countries? Or how can the Moroccan communities abroad assume a role of treaty-unit, propose for a consolidation of the relations between the country of origin and host country? The goal of this meeting is not to provide answers to these questions, but to prolong the reflection.
Two exhibitions are scheduled on the sidelines of this event: “Portraits of Moroccan Jews from the Atlas and Sahara” of Elias Harrus, organized by the Ministry of Culture and Communication and ” Rehabilitation of Moroccan Jewish Cultural Heritage: Synagogues and Cemeteries”, from Museum of Moroccan Judaism.
The latter exhibition covers around 50 photographs, which presents the rehabilitated memorial and cemeteries under the directives of King Mohammed VI to protect and conserve all religious sites including Morocco’s cemeteries and sanctuaries. This rehabilitation of Jewish cemeteries was launched in 2010 and is a clear evidence of the strong roots of the Jewish community in the geography and history and of Morocco.
The “Portraits of Moroccan Jews from the Atlas and Sahara” covers no less than thirty colored and black and white photographs. The collected pieces give visitors a trip back in time and explore further the everyday lifestyle of the Moroccan Jews from the Atlas and the South of the Kingdom. The photos give emphasis on the religious rites, crafts, culture and traditions of the Moroccan Jews.
These portraits are also a creative indication of the deep bond amongst the Muslim and the Jewish community, living in peace and harmony in this land of Islam with the most absolute respect of the other.
In addition to the exhibits, a documentary film entitled “Yahssra … Douk Lyam”, which was directed by Serge Berdugo and Marc Berdugo will also be screened.
This assembly is a joint collaboration of several institutions including the Judeo-Moroccan Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, the Alliance Universal Israelite and the Association of Friends of the Museum of Moroccan Judaism.
The Council of the Moroccan Community Abroad
CCME or the Council of the Moroccan community abroad was established in December 2007 to be in charge of monitoring and assessing Morocco’s public policies with regards to its nationals living abroad. The organization also oversees social and human rights issues in line with protecting the interests of Moroccans living abroad, to solidify their contribution to the country’s economic advancement and build friendly relations and cooperation between Morocco and the host country.