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Minh Tien Group takes centre stage at Expo 2020 | News
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Minh Tien Group takes centre stage at Expo 2020 | News

Minh Tien Group has introduced its the ‘circular economy model’ to audiences at Dubai Expo 2020. The company, a member of the Vietnam Coffee - Cocoa Association, took centre station during the opening of the Vietnam pavilion over the weekend. The technique revolves around the coffee tree, with green beans used to make products including Coffilia, Ha Chuc Cascara Tea, Namigo bio-packaging and organic fertiliser. Essentially, the by-product of a manufacturing stage becomes the input material for subsequent batches. Minh Tien Group has sought to promote the model as it enters the Arabian market, in particular the United Arab Emirates. The focus during Expo 2020 will be on showcasing a new perspective on the modern and sustainable agriculture of Vietnam. Nguyen Thi Hong Minh, chairwoman...
Minh Tien Group takes centre stage at Expo 2020 | News
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Minh Tien Group takes centre stage at Expo 2020 | News

Minh Tien Group has introduced its the ‘circular economy model’ to audiences at Dubai Expo 2020. The company, a member of the Vietnam Coffee - Cocoa Association, took centre station during the opening of the Vietnam pavilion over the weekend. The technique revolves around the coffee tree, with green beans used to make products including Coffilia, Ha Chuc Cascara Tea, Namigo bio-packaging and organic fertiliser. Essentially, the by-product of a manufacturing stage becomes the input material for subsequent batches. Minh Tien Group has sought to promote the model as it enters the Arabian market, in particular the United Arab Emirates. The focus during Expo 2020 will be on showcasing a new perspective on the modern and sustainable agriculture of Vietnam. Nguyen Thi Hong Minh, chairwoman...
Tehan opens doors on Australia pavilion at Expo 2020 | News
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Tehan opens doors on Australia pavilion at Expo 2020 | News

Australia minister for trade, tourism and investment, Dan Tehan, has opened the Australia pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, promising visitors an extraordinary journey through 60,000 years of innovation by the indigenous people of the country. The opening ceremony was also attended by Reem Al Hashimy, director general of Expo 2020 Dubai; Justin McGowan, commissioner general of the pavilion; and Heidi Venamore, Australian ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. Tehan said: “What we have in our pavilion is something extraordinary. “It captures 60,000 years of unique innovation and our wonderful indigenous history. “But it also captures where indigenous Australians are today, how they are at the forefront of everything we’re doing as a nation, especially when it comes to innovation. “It ca...
Eden Project founder Smit welcomed at Expo 2020 | News
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Eden Project founder Smit welcomed at Expo 2020 | News

Tim Smit will take the mic at the World Majlis later, as part of the Climate & Biodiversity Week at Expo 2020 Dubai. The world-renowned ecological expert will share his insights on advancing ecological protection via diplomacy, as part of the session titled Nature’s Game of Jenga: Getting Creative to Fight Biodiversity Loss. The event will be held in collaboration with Switzerland on today from 16:00-18:00 in the Terra Auditorium. Smit has been pivotal in developing Expo 2020’s Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion. He is co-founder of the eco-attraction the Eden Project in the UK, which transformed a clay pit into the largest indoor rainforest in the world. So far it has attracted more than 22 million people since it opened in 2001. Smit said: “Eden is immensely proud to have bee...
Mourão claims sustainability mandate on Expo 2020 visit | News
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Mourão claims sustainability mandate on Expo 2020 visit | News

Brazilian vice president, Hamilton Mourão, has urged the international community to join his country in its continued push for sustainability during an official visit to Expo 2020 Dubai, citing the vast investment opportunities. During a lecture about sustainable development in the Amazon region, delivered at the Terra – the Sustainability Pavilion, Mourão said: “I call upon international institutions, investors and leaders from the private and public sectors to meet the challenge and join us. “Investing in the Amazon is very important. “The sustainable development of the Amazon is a critical element in our vision for the future of our country. “Our vison is to bring together all levels of government, the private sector and other stakeholders to ensure this.” He said that sustainabi...
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Virgin Atlantic outlines wider return to flying | News

The sights of San Francisco, the magic of Orlando and the idyllic beaches of the Caribbean are now closer, as Virgin Atlantic has announced the restart of flights to more of its global destinations. The carrier will be offering customers a wider range of sunny locations to choose from this winter. The popular Heathrow to San Francisco route, home of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and Silicon Valley, will be the first to resume on the October 2nd, following an 18- month hiatus.  Heathrow to Orlando services will resume daily operations in November.  The route is currently the most booked across Virgin Atlantic’s global portfolio, reaffirming the pent-up demand for families and thrill seekers to enjoy the magic of Florida’s top destination.  Party goers can also rejoice, ...
Virgin Atlantic outlines wider return to flying | News
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Virgin Atlantic outlines wider return to flying | News

The sights of San Francisco, the magic of Orlando and the idyllic beaches of the Caribbean are now closer, as Virgin Atlantic has announced the restart of flights to more of its global destinations. The carrier will be offering customers a wider range of sunny locations to choose from this winter. The popular Heathrow to San Francisco route, home of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and Silicon Valley, will be the first to resume on the October 2nd, following an 18- month hiatus.  Heathrow to Orlando services will resume daily operations in November.  The route is currently the most booked across Virgin Atlantic’s global portfolio, reaffirming the pent-up demand for families and thrill seekers to enjoy the magic of Florida’s top destination.  Party goers can also rejoice, ...
Virgin Atlantic outlines wider return to flying | News
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Virgin Atlantic outlines wider return to flying | News

The sights of San Francisco, the magic of Orlando and the idyllic beaches of the Caribbean are now closer, as Virgin Atlantic has announced the restart of flights to more of its global destinations. The carrier will be offering customers a wider range of sunny locations to choose from this winter. The popular Heathrow to San Francisco route, home of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and Silicon Valley, will be the first to resume on the October 2nd, following an 18- month hiatus.  Heathrow to Orlando services will resume daily operations in November.  The route is currently the most booked across Virgin Atlantic’s global portfolio, reaffirming the pent-up demand for families and thrill seekers to enjoy the magic of Florida’s top destination.  Party goers can also rejoice, ...
Accor signs to take Sofitel brand into Ras al Khaimah | News
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Accor signs to take Sofitel brand into Ras al Khaimah | News

Accor expanding its luxury portfolio in the United Arab Emirates with the introduction of the Sofitel brand into Ras Al Khaimah. Set to open in 2023, the property will become a landmark resort for the group in the region. The group is collaborating with Al Hamra, the leading real estate development and investment company in Ras Al Khaimah, with plans to expand its hospitality portfolio. Benoy Kurien, chief executive of Al Hamra, said: “We are committed to supporting Ras Al Khaimah’s transformational growth to make it the topmost liveable destination through its urban developments of the future. “As the first destination to be certified safe and to record significant growth in tourism and hospitality following the pandemic, the emirate is focused on strengthening its tourism infrast...
Vietnam celebrates opening of Expo 2020 pavilion in Dubai | News
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Vietnam celebrates opening of Expo 2020 pavilion in Dubai | News

Vietnam has unveiled its pavilion as Expo 2020 gets underway in Dubai. With the theme ‘Distilling the Past, Shaping the Future,’ the location will explore the innovations that are transforming Vietnamese lives. It will also seek to showcase how stability and rapid development are fostering opportunities for industry. Cutting the ribbon for the event, Ta Quang Dong, Vietnam minister for culture, sports and tourism, said: “On behalf of the Vietnam ministry of culture, sports and tourism, I am delighted to welcome you all here to the opening of our pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020. “The Covid-19 pandemic has had one of the most devastating impacts on tourism in modern history, and has touched on every aspect of our lives. “We see Expo 2020 Dubai as a chance to demonstrate our efforts to ove...