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Philips hosts a discussion on transforming health systems in emerging markets


At least 400 million people globally lack access to essential health services, according to the World Health Organization. For some 100 million people, accessing healthcare means being pushed below the poverty line into extreme poverty and debt due to out-of-pocket expenditure, exposing many to the risk of preventable death. On the occasion of the World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington D.C., Philips will gather together influential stakeholders from the private and public sector to discuss how innovative business models, such as Managed Eq... Read More »

Air France-KLM enters into exclusive discussions with respect to Servair


Following the April 11, 2016 annoucement from HNA of its public tender offer for gategroup, a major player in the catering industry, Air France has entered into exclusive discussions with HNA for the sale of 49.99% of Servair and the transfer of the latter’s operational control, for an enterprise value of 475 million euros (on a 100% basis), with a view to creating the world-class leader in inflight catering. Subject to HNA's acquisition of gategroup, Air France and HNA intend to create the leading platform in the inflight catering business ... Read More »

Bayer Confirms Preliminary Discussion Regarding Acquisition of Monsanto


The proposed combination would reinforce Bayer as a global innovation-driven Life Science company with leadership positions in its core segments, and would create a leading integrated agriculture business. This statement follows Monsanto’s announcement earlier today regarding a proposal from Bayer. A further statement will be made as appropriate. Bayer: Science For A Better Life Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefi... Read More »

Tiffany & Co. holds provocative discussion on modern love


The event was held as part of the Tiffany Diamond Academy, a day of exploration surrounding Tiffany’s diamond legacy and the making of the Tiffany® Setting, which this year celebrates 130 years as the world’s most famous engagement ring. The panel included five participants from the worlds of entertainment, media, technology and fashion: • Dan Savage, author and social commentator • Ellie Kemper, comedian, writer and star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Candace Bushnell, award-winning author of Sex and the City • Dawoon Kang, cofounder of dat... Read More »

Virgin America In flight innovation – Connectivity


Joining in the discussion in Virgin America’s first class cabin was Fast Company’s Editor Chuck Salter who discussed connectivity with a handful of the conference panelists, including Nasty Gal founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso, StageIt founder and CEO Evan Lowenstein, film producer (House of Cards, The Social Network, Captain Phillips) and entrepreneur Dana Brunetti, plus founder and CEO of Blue Bottle Coffee, James Freeman. Among the topics discussed: how do these innovators stay connected in their business and personal lives? What role does ... Read More »

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