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This space is curated especially to interact with the members of different communities and inform them about specific industry updates and advancements. We constantly try and get on-board industry experts to share their views and expertise, in an attempt to bring forth knowledge through their valued experience.

Browse this space for updates in the AI, BFSI, IT, MICE, Pharma, Manufacturing, and Weddings sector. Happy Reading!

  •   January 2nd, 2019
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WedTech catalyzing the revolution of the Wedding Industry


Wedding planning customs may vary by religion, culture, and nation but one factor remains constant: the hustle-bustle and excitement of wedding preparation. The technology of today enables us to do things quicker and be linked 24/7. Moreover, most couples are natives and utilize mobile and internet services. However, what about wedding planning? Are couples and.

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  •   January 2nd, 2019
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Tuscany: The ideal destination for creating luxury weddings, October 23, 2018


If you are a wedding planner and not from the Tuscan area, you will want to gather some local knowledge of Tuscany that will assist you to navigate not just regulations & customs, but also to provide some insider access to amazing local suppliers and ideas. A wedding planner can be invaluable in assisting the.

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  •   January 2nd, 2019
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In Conversation with Rahul Kumar, Vivaah Weddings, Dubai


Rahul Kumar is the Managing Partner & Creative Director of Vivaah Weddings. He has over a decade of experience in event creation and production. Through the years, he has worked in all aspects of the event industry from conceiving, planning, conceptualizing, managing and operating weddings in over 20 countries around the world. What started as.

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  •   January 2nd, 2019
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Experiences Matter by Samit Garg


Samit considers including “Experiences” in the priority list of the wedding planners, a need of the hour. He tries to explain does experience means in the realms of the wedding planning business. He pinpoints the five major drivers for delivering a quintessential experience: Venue Décor Food & Beverage Hospitality Entertainment How do you create an.

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  •   January 2nd, 2019
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Understanding the Millennial Client by JoAnn Gregoli – June 18, 2018


There is no denying the fact that the wedding industry in the current date is driven by the millennial population. We have ushered into an era where if a wedding planner wishes to be entrusted by a client (s)he has to demonstrate or justify expertise in every aspect of wedding planning, of which the client.

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  •   January 2nd, 2019
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Excerpts from the rendezvous with Sarah Young


Here are some excerpts from the interview with Sarah Young 1) What are the challenges you saw in the year 2017 in the wedding industry and how do you see things changing in 2018 & 2019? Reality TV has created amongst couples unrealistic wedding-day expectations. These shows give couples the idea that wedding planning is.

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  •   January 2nd, 2019
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Rendezvous with Bhavnesh Sawhney Director, Wedniksha


Funke Bucknor-Obruthe is the MD/CEO of Zapphaire Events, an award-winning, Lagos-based luxury wedding planners, and creative events producers who plan, style and manage weddings, parties, and events for premium clients. Whether tying the knot or a celebration of life, they mix flair and style to create events and weddings that feel personal, unique and above.

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  •   January 2nd, 2019
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The common myths about the networking events are:


Networking is the key to being relevant in the industry. When it comes to seeking business associations, attending networking events is the best way forward. When done correctly and genuinely, networking is flattering to other people and they actively participate in discussions regarding one’s organization, services provided, business goals and ambitions. The best networking events.

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  •   January 2nd, 2019
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Excerpts from the rendezvous with Salah Bushehri


Salah Bushehri is the founder of “Chandal Group”, a wedding planner and event management company based in the Kingdom of Bahrain with a branch office in Sultanate of Oman. Salah has been a designer of choice for some of the biggest and most important names in the Gulf Region. Known for his authentic work, Salah’s.

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  •   January 2nd, 2019
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Top 9 trends to ensure the Glitz and Grandeur of a Spring Wedding


Spring is that time of the year when there is life blooming evidently all around. The trees are green and flowery, and each being is celebrating life in their own way! Now is there a better time to celebrate love and union than spring? If you are planning a spring wedding, you might want to.

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  •   January 2nd, 2019
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Need to plan for a destination wedding? Look no farther than Dubai.


Dubai, located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, is a confluence of virgin beaches, leisure malls, sky shattering structures, UNESCO world heritage sites, artificial islands and countless man-made wonders which rank this city seventh in the worlds’ most visited. Located right in the middle of Europe, Africa and Asia, Dubai is the melting.

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  •   December 19th, 2018
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Indian Companies and GDPR


Can GDPR be applied to use in Indian businesses? Yes. Although GDPR is a European regulation, it can easily be applied to an Indian firm if such organization supplies services or goods to individuals from the European Union (EU) i.e. EU data areas or tracks their conduct within EU. An Indian organization may act as.

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  •   December 19th, 2018
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Blockchain risks to focus on!


The financial institutions and Fin-tech organizations have put resources into blockchain or consortia-based blockchain ventures to change the state of payments, clearing, and settlements (PCS), including how funds are exchanged and transferred and how securities, commodities, and derivatives are cleared and settled. PCS is a mind-boggling set of frameworks and foundations. US PCS frameworks process.

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  •   December 19th, 2018
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Artificial intelligence driving the CFO of tomorrow


Going back to 1965, the average lifespan of an S&P 500 company was 33 years and has been decreasing ever since. The year 1990 marked a low with average 20 years’ lifespan in the year 1990 and is expected to see a further decrease to 14 years by the year 2026. The major reason identified.

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  •   December 19th, 2018
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The transformational CFO amidst the global Megatrends


The world has changed dramatically in the last 100 years: The emergence of the United States as a dominant superpower – Rise and fall of the Soviet Union – European countries coming together in 1993 under the EU flag, and the launch of Euro in 1999- The economic ascendancy of China and India … The.

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  •   December 19th, 2018
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How AI & Chatbots Drive Brand Through Storytelling


There are two entities which are totally unavoidable for all of us: One is ‘limited information’, we live in a world of limited information as we do not have access to all the data that we need in order to help us understand the situation and scenarios of a concern. The other entity is ‘variety’.

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  •   December 19th, 2018
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The Effect of Artificial Intelligence on Digital Marketing


Chatbots, Alexa, androids, and tablet computers — even 10 decades back, these inventions were only considered to be an imagination. Now automobiles can drive automatically, watches themselves can monitor calories, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) may predict and forecast a customer’s every movement – almost like it is reading minds! Every client or customer wants to.

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  •   December 19th, 2018
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Artificial Intelligence taking shape in India’s IT services companies!


To remain competitive and relevant with the fast-changing world headed towards complete digitalization, India’s leading IT services firms, famous because of their cost-competitiveness, have started implementing more artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives since the technology has continued to gain traction. All these companies are betting big on providing added value to the clients who have disruptive.

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  •   December 19th, 2018
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AI in HR


IntroductionAs we advance through the electronic era, every business is feeling the consequences of change. Intelligent Automation is no longer relegated to only the technology specialists — it has been adopted extensively in IT and finance. Today, even HR has embraced IA as a means to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Since the business landscape.

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  •   December 19th, 2018
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Indian Banks adopting AI


The banking industry is starting to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) rapidly. While the large commercial and investment banks worldwide are integrating AI and blockchain for both back-office and consumer-centric functions, in India, widespread adoption of these technologies hasn’t come into action. AI is seen among the very exciting and rewarding ventures in the Fintech area.

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  •   December 19th, 2018
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AI Start-ups serving Indian Agriculture – Use Cases


Agriculture plays an Essential role in India’s Economy. More than 58 percent of the rural households depend on agriculture as their mainstream mode of livelihood, as per the IBEF report. Agricultural exports constitute 10 percent of the nation’s exports and are still the fourth-largest exported chief commodity class in India. On the back of improved.

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  •   December 19th, 2018
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Artificial Intelligence in e-Commerce


With the increasing internet penetration, the e-commerce Business is flourishing in India. E-commerce firms in India have been in a cut-throat rivalry, all of them striving hard to outdo another. A number of successful e-commerce organizations are deploying artificial intelligence to build improved products, user expertise, smarter logistics, target the ideal demographics, and also be.

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  •   December 19th, 2018
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Artificial Intelligence to Deal with Fee-Related issues in Unaided Pvt Schools


National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), has prepared a framework to regulate fee for the unaided private schools. This further has been shared with HRD (Human Resource development) ministry to pass on to the states. The framework incorporates digital approaches to manage the menace the fee has become and indicates that the government.

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  •   December 19th, 2018
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Traditional Recruiting Is Not Enough: How AI Can Modify the Rules of Hiring


The fact is a lot of companies are searching in all the wrong areas to find resources for hard-to-fill positions and projects. The shortage is so acute that 92 percent of companies say the difficulty is negatively impacting productivity, employee turnover, and satisfaction. One Reason is that a whopping 95 percent of those people Companies.

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  •   December 18th, 2018
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Artificial intelligence driving the CFO of tomorrow


Going back to 1965, the average lifespan of an S&P 500 company was 33 years and has been decreasing ever since. The year 1990 marked a low with average 20 years’ lifespan in the year 1990 and is expected to see a further decrease to 14 years by the year 2026. The major reason identified.

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  •   October 31st, 2018
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In Conversation with Mushtaq Ali, CEO – Celebrations – 31st Oct 2018


“Celebrations” create the most unforgettable memories that are deemed priceless as they are in the business of transforming dreams into reality. It was founded in Kolkata in 1998, by Mushtaq Ali & Ipsita Biswas Ali with an aim to create a ripple in the world of weddings. Over the years the group has expanded and.

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  •   June 4th, 2018
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Unrealistic Wedding Day Expectations: How to prepare the Bride and Groom- June 4, 2018


Weddings have always been a grand affair across the cultures and the regions, over the years the wedding industry has scaled impeccably to infuse fresh concepts and creative elements to uplift the longing for exclusivity among the couples engaging in nuptials. Today one of the challenges that the wedding planning industry faces is to match.

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  •   June 2nd, 2018
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Understanding the Millennial Client by JoAnn Gregoli – June 18, 2018


There is no denying the fact that the wedding industry in the current date is driven by the millennial population. We have ushered into an era where if a wedding planner wishes to be entrusted by a client (s)he has to demonstrate or justify expertise in every aspect of wedding planning, of which the client.

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  •   April 15th, 2018
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Rendezvous with Bhavnesh Sawhney Director, Wedniksha – April 15, 2018


From creative conceptualization to flawless execution, WEDNIKSHA takes pride in being the preferred wedding event planning partner of discerning individuals who desire a dream wedding celebration. Mr. Bhavnesh Sawhney, Director of Wedniksha is a flourished entrepreneur. His sense of creativity and art lets him bring to the table, some unique wedding themes and entertainment performances..

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  •   March 27th, 2018
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Bangalore, India, March 27, 2018


The 5th edition of EXOTIC WEDDING PLANNING CONFERENCE is less than a month away and marked to take place in Dubai on April 29th & 30th, 2018, hosted at Palazzo Versace, Dubai. It is a bespoke platform to host the global wedding planning fraternity for learning, networking and collaboration. This provides the solution providers the.

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