2nd meeting of TBG Gulf

  • Friday, 4 February 2011
  • 7:00pm
  • MV Logos Hope, floating book exhibition ship

Charlie Donald writes:

I am pleased to advise that the 2nd meeting of the Transformational Business Network – Gulf will take place aboard MV Logos Hope, the floating book exhibition ship currently visiting the Gulf, at 7:30pm on Friday, 4th February. The itinerary is as follows:

Please arrive at the courtesy car park, which is located at the entrance to Port Rashid, by 7:00pm. The shuttle bus to the vessel makes trips every 5mins
Security measures require that you bring a driving license, Emirates ID card or your passport
When you reach the vessel (which is berthed adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth 2nd) make your way to the Events Gangway (most people aboard the buses will be heading for the book exhibition gangway) and make your way to the Logos Lounge

Time Item
7:30pm – 8:00pm Drinks
8:00pm – 8:15pm Introduction to the work of the MV Logos Hope by the Director, Mr. Gian Wasler www.gbaships.org
8:15pm Presentation of a pre-launch copy of the English / Arabic version of “The World is Yours to Change” authored by Dr Daisaku Ikeda* the current President of Soka Gakkai International (SGI), by Rakesh Tharoor General Director of SGI Gulf
8:15pm – 8:30pm Introduction to the Transformational Business Network by Charlie Donald. www.tbnetwork.org
8:30pm – 8:45pm Introduction to Vocational Training Center, Somaliland by Wim den Hartog
8:45pm – 9:00pm Introduction to Atlantic Farming, Ghana by Zein Baluch. www.africaatlantic.com
9:00pm – 9:15pm Introduction to Future Gulf Energy by Managing Director, Marwan Chaar www.fugu-energy.com
9:15pm – 9:30pm Update on Intentional Engineering by Josh Penman

* Dr Daisaku Ikeda is 83yrs of age, has authored over 100 books, has received 300 honorary doctorates and received many international awards including a UN Peace Award. SGI works to promote world peace through education and culture. The official launch of the English/Arabic version of this book for the Middle East, bigining with the UAE, will take place at Media City, Dubai on Thursday, 10th February 2011.

Please note that the MV Logos Hope book exhibition remains open until 11pm and all are encouraged to visit this amazing display before taking the courtesy bus back to the car park.

Logos Hope have kindly offered us this venue and the refreshments free of charge but a voluntary contribution box will be available and we would encourage our guests to kindly consider making a contribution to the amazing work of this vessel which operates on a volunteer crew. For more details please visit www.gbaships.org

All are welcome and there is plenty of space so please feel free to invite friends and family. You are free to forward this invitation to anyone who you consider may share an interest. I would appreciate a short note to confirm if you intend to attend although it is not necessary.

Please note that a number of the volunteers who operate the running of the MV Logos Hope from the engine room, to the kitchen and the bridge, will be coming to the end of their period on board soon and have expressed an interest in joining companies who support the vision of the Transformational Business Network which is to promote business enterprises to fight poverty and bring enrichment in the developing countries. A number of these “seekers” will attend our meeting, be sure to offer them your insights.

Finally, I want to thank the crew of the MV Logos Hope for the wonderful work which they do and and for being so gracious as to offer us their hospitality for our meeting.

Charlie Donald
+971 50 451 9627

Transformational Business Network – Gulf
Secretary: Ging Espartero +971 55 232 1089

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