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Davos Podcast: Marcomms Leaders From Philip Morris, UNWFP & TCS

The Echo Chamber sits down a with a trio of in-house marketing/comms leaders at the 2019 World Economic Forum. The Holmes Report’s Arun Sudhaman sits down with a trio of senior marcomms leaders at the 2019 World Economic Forum at Davos, discussing the event’s enduring significance, along with the challenges facing …

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Concept of Introducing Smart City Technologies in Uzbekistan Submitted

The Government of Uzbekistan approved a concept of introducing “Smart City” technologies in the country. The document was approved by the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers “On approval of the Concept of introduction of Smart City technologies in the Republic of Uzbekistan”. The resolution also approved a plan of …

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Shaping the Future of Democracy in Armenia

Following article is part of World Economic Annual Meeting: The changes that took place in Armenia last year are indeed historic in nature and magnitude. The Velvet Revolution led to the triumph of democracy in our country. The popular movement was based on a wide consensus embraced not only by …

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CEO Confidence in Growth Dips Dramatically

What a difference a year makes. Nearly 30% of business leaders believe that global economic growth will decline in the next 12 months, approximately six times the level of 5% last year – a record jump in pessimism. This is one of the key findings of PwC’s 22nd annual survey …

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Open Letter from Philip Morris International CEO

January 16, 2019Written by André Calantzopoulos Dear Global Leadership Community, As the CEO of Philip Morris International (PMI), I’m often asked why we do not stop selling cigarettes. Perhaps this is the wrong question. The right question might be: “When will people stop buying cigarettes?” Today, consumer demand for cigarettes …

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What’s the Best Way to Give Up Smoking?

After Robbie Williams posted a video of himself colouring with crayons in a bid to help him stop smoking, Dr Chris takes a look at the range of treatments and products available to help you quit.   And with Jeremy Clarkson admitting to pilling on the pounds after he gave …

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World Bank Forecasts Azerbaijan’s Economy Growth Coming Year

The World Bank (WB) forecasts Azerbaijan’s economy growth at 3.6 percent in 2019, Trend reports with reference to the “Global Economic Prospects” report by the WB. According to the report, this figure will be 3.3 percent in 2020 and 2.7 percent in 2021. Growth rates in the Europe and Central …

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Inside Philip Morris International: On a mission to convince the skeptics

The world’s largest tobacco company says it wants you to stop smoking. What is it like to work inside Philip Morris International as it tries to radically reinvent itself? In short: never boring. The inside of Philip Morris International’s (PMI) operational headquarters in Lausanne looks more like the headquarters of …

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World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim to Resign

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced that he will be stepping down from his position after more than six years in which the institution’s shareholders provided strong support to multiple initiatives to ensure that the Bank Group retains strong leadership in the world of global development. “It has …

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