Archive for April, 2007

Intensive Barpassers Course

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Double your chances of passing or topping the bar. Add another layer of insurance by attending a specially-designed bar review course of 8 sessions (8-Sunday program) featuring the number 1 bar topnotchers, the valedictorians of the best law schools, top-caliber bar review lecturers, and seasoned bar examiners.

The Center for Global Best Practices (telephone 842-7148 or 59; website, in collaboration with the Lyceum of the Philippines Law School, is holding a pioneering program entitled, INTENSIVE BARPASSERS COURSE. This highly-integrated program is a fresh approach to an effective bar preparation that is unique in format and substance. The 8- session (8-Sunday program) has been developed to provide the bar examinees with all the essential laws and skills they need to know in a compressed but very focused approach.

The twin objectives of the program are for bar examinees to pass, if not top the bar, and to save them time in bar preparation. There are no long-winded lectures. Among others, what the bar topnotchers will teach you are effective test-taking techniques and how to answer the questions THE RIGHT WAY.

This is the first time that such a type of program is available in the country. So many bar review centers offer the same thing. Which one should you choose to maximize your preparation for the bar exam? Do not gamble with your future. When you want to be the best, be taught by the best. After all, it’s good to study hard, but it’s best practice to study smart.

This special event will be held every Sunday starting May 6 to June 24, 2007 at the Lyceum of the Philippines, Manila. Venue parking is free. Register early and avail of Early Bird discounts. Slots are limited with pre-registration required.

KITF An Excellent Tool to Promote the National Tourist Product

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

The 7th Kazakhstan International Tourist Fair
“Tourism & Travel”
26-28 April 2007
Atakent KBCC, Almaty, Kazakhstan

On 26-28 April, Almaty will be hosting the biggest international fair in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, Tourism & Travel KITF 2007.

Companies from 33 countries plan to take part in the exhibition. A special thing at the event is that 3 to 10 companies will participate with one stand. The exhibition itself will consist of 150 display stands which will present services of more than 450 companies.

Participants of KITF 2007 will come from the following countries: Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Malaysia, Mauritius, Morocco, the Netherlands, Russia, Seychelles, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Singapore, Slovakia, Switzerland, U.A.E., U.K., Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

KITF 2007 exhibitors include major national and international tourist companies, national tourist administrations of Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, India, Spain, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Turkey, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Russia for the first time (Samara Oblast’s Tourism Development Department), Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan.

Kazakhstan’s tourist infrastructure will be presented by Business and Industry Departments of Astana and Almaty cities, as well as Akmola, Aktyubinsk, Almaty, Eastern Kazakhstan, Pavlodar, Zhambyl, Western Kazakhstan, Karaganda, Mangystau, Northern Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda, Atyrau, and Kostanai Oblasts.

In his address to participants of the KITF 2007 Fair in the event catalogue, Temirkhan Dosmukhambetov, the Minister of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, noted the following: The tourism potential of Kazakhstan is rich and diverse, and has unique opportunities to develop almost all types of tourism. Such exhibitions undoubtedly help to set up and further partnerships between domestic and foreign tour operators, enhance mutual understanding between people and expand international tourist links.

According to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the year 2006 witnessed a development trend in the tourist industry. Outbound tourism increased by 19% (5,200,000 people), inbound tourism – by 30% (3,900,000 people), while domestic tourism increased by 8% (3,555,000). “On the country average, the income from tourist activities increased by 14.6% to make 35 billion tenge,� said Temirkhan Dosmukhambetov at a collegiate meeting in his ministry. “The number of current travel firms in 2006 grew by 6.7% to reach 903, while the number of hotels and other accommodations grew by 18%, from 385 up to 453.

During the KITF 2007 Fair, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan plans to present an interactive tourism map of Kazakhstan and discuss the Action Plan on implementing the long-term state programme of tourism development until 2011.

You may know that Almaty will be the venue for the Winter Asian Games in 2011, and so our goal is to properly present the Republic of Kazakhstan to the international community,� Imangali Tasmagambetov, Almaty City Akim, underlined the importance of KITF 2007 in the event catalogue. Apart from that, the goal of this event also includes demonstration of results in implementing the state programme on the tourist cluster development, as well as an exchange of new tour destinations, setting up of direct contacts with consumers, and signing of mutually beneficial contracts.

The significance of the event was emphasised by the official support of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Almaty City Akimat (administration), diplomatic missions accredited in Kazakhstan, and leading special and socio-political mass media of Kazakhstan, the C.I.S. and foreign countries.

The events was organised by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Almaty City Akimat (administration) jointly with the Kazakhstan company Iteca and the British group of exhibition companies ITE.

KITF 2007 will be held on 26-28 April, and today you can learn about exhibitors and find a lot of useful information about the fair and the tourist industry of Kazakhstan on

A Show of Hotel and Restaurant Business Novelties

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

3rd Central Asia International Exhibition
“Everything for Hotels, Restaurants, Supermarkets”
26-28 April 2007
Atakent KBCC, Almaty
25 April 2007

On 26-28 April 2007, Almaty will be hosting the 3rd Central Asia International Exhibition Hotel & Restaurant Expo Kazakhstan 2007 – Everything for Hotels, Restaurants, Supermarkets. This year, the exhibition will represent goods and services from the UK, Germany, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkey.

The life of a modern megapolis is difficult to imagine without the well-developed infrastructure of hotel and restaurant businesses.

Today, there are about 700 companies in Kazakhstan engaged in hotel business, more than 2,000 public catering facilities. According to statistics, up to three new establishments of A and B classes on average are opened every month.

In the environment of increasing competition, careful attention is given to specialised events, which introduce new developments in the industry. Therefore, more and more companies every year choose to take part in Hotel & Restaurant Expo Kazakhstan.

The exposition includes the following sections: Technological Equipment for Restaurants, Hotels, Supermarkets; Complex Rigging of Trade and Catering Enterprises, Hotels, Bakeries, Confectioneries; Fast Food Systems; Coffee and Coffee Makers; Equipment for Kitchens and Living Rooms; Tables Ware and Utensils; Interior Design and Finish; Furniture for Hotels, Restaurants and Clubs; Textile and Uniforms; Food and Beverages for HoReCa; Sound, Light and OHP Equipment; Automated Control of Restaurant and Hotel Business and Commerce; Vending Systems; Personnel Recruitment; Professional Cleaning and Personal Hygiene Products.

The programme of the exhibition includes a lot of specialised events such as the competition for the Best Supermarket of Almaty 2007; Experts in Coffee-Making will hold master classes Latte-Art for all interested public. The Kazakhstan Association of Hotels and Restaurants will conduct workshops for exhibitors and visitors: Modern State of Hotel Business in Kazakhstan. Problems and Achievements and Quality Management Systems for Hotels and Restaurants. Also Kazakhstan company Soft West will conduct workshops for 2 topics: 1. A Market of Information Systems for Pragmatic Retailers, Opportunities of DOMINO Software Solutions ; 2. NCR – The World’s Leader in Retail Trade Automation Market: An Overview of Solutions on Offer, Novelties, AS @ R Teller System.

For those who seek employment in the hotel business, and for those who has vacant positions, there will be a special Fair of Vacancies.

The organisers of the exhibition are Iteca, an exhibition company of Kazakhstan, and its international partner ITE Group Plc (UK). ITE is known for its exhibitions in this field: WorldFood Moscow, Ingredients, EquipHotel Moscow, InterFood Saint-Petersburg, Hotel&Restaurant Expo Ukraine, InterFood Astana, AtyrauFood, etc.

The opening of Hotel & Restaurant Expo Kazakhstan 2007 is scheduled for 26 April at 12 am, near Pavilion 9 of Atakent Kazakhstan Business Co-operation Centre, Almaty.

Please address all your questions at: + 7 (327) 2583434, fax: + 7 (327) 2583444, website:

The Boss has arrived at the Office Exhibiton 2007

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

June 3rd is almost here, and The Office Exhibition 2007 will be on at Dubai International Exhibition Centre.

United Arab Emirates, 19th April 2007 – The UK Pavilion is always well represented at Dubai’s annual event – The Office Exhibition. This year promises to be no exception as office furniture and interior designers come to take advantage of the opportunities available in the Middle East.

One such company is UK-based Boss Design, whose range of offerings is highly anticipated at this years event, taking place at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre from the 3rd to 5th June.

Boss’ Kruze collection of bar stools and chairs are designed with reception and break out areas in mind, as well as hotel restaurant and dining.

“I wanted to offer a product that aesthetically is suited to varying tastes,� says Kruse Collection designer David Fox. “Kruze boasts timeless classic elements with a sprinkling of modern.�

Or there’s Lofa – the new sofa and armchair range designed for reception, lounge and third space areas, available in a variety of leathers and fabrics, described by the firm’s Managing Director, Brian Murray, as “an extremely comfortable sofa with a contemporary and sophisticated image to appeal to the corporate buyer.â€?

Also on display will be Pro, an elegant and comfortable meeting chair which, says Murray, “has a classic look that will fit into any interior scheme,� or the collection of Tom, Dick and Harry tub chairs, suitable for reception and lounge areas, or equally the state-of-the-art fully functional task chair, Sona.

“That’s the thing about Boss. It’s not just the stylishness, but also versatility of their product designs,� says Paula Al Chami, the event’s Exhibition Director. “Boss product ranges have made them a leading seating company in the UK market. Their innovative, unique designs, covering a wide range of applications will ensure their stand is a must see exhibit.�

Boss will be exhibiting at Zabeel stand H20.

About The Office Exhibition
The Office Exhibition is the Gulf region’s premier event for the design and management of the office environment. Featuring exclusive product launches, cutting edge developments and innovative design from world-renowned providers of office furniture, office interiors, office technology and services.

Be kept in the know at our Workplace Freedom Seminars, where leading global specialists will share their knowledge and expertise on workplace related developments. Hosted by Cityspace, the region’s leading workplace solutions provider.

The Office Exhibition is open to trade visitors only and will be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, 3 –5 June 2007, from 11am – 7pm daily, and will run alongside InRetail and The Hotel Show. For further information please visit

About DMG world media
An international exhibition and publishing company, DMG world media Ltd produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs each year and publishes 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.

DMG world media employs more than 800 people and maintains a worldwide presence through 38 offices in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, the Middle East, China, Australia and New Zealand. DMG world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest and most successful media companies in the United Kingdom.

For more information please call:
Khalil Majdalawi
Account Manager PR
Tel: 295 1177
Fax: 295 1188
Mob: 050-7479247
P.O.Box: 2642, Dubai, UAE

Earlier Press Releases:
UAE companies form major presence at The Office Exhibition 2007
The Office Exhibition 2007 showcases Turkish office design

Call Center Demo & Conference

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

The Call Center Demo & Conference on May 21-24, 2007 to be held in Intercontinental Hotel, Dallas, Texas, announces that its EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS TODAY (April 21)!

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Be sure to check out the event’s interactive brochure for additional, in-depth details and information.

Human Rights for the 21st Century

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

May 11-13, 2007 in NYCIHEU – Appignani Center for Bioethics and The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies present Human Rights for the 21st Century: Rights of the Person to Technological Self-Determination, May 11-13, 2007

Key-note speaker:
Jonathan D. More
Ph.D. Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Professor of Medical Ethics, History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.


Conference: Saturday May 12 and Sunday May 13, 9:00 am – 3:45 pm
Location: 777 UN Plaza, 2nd Floor, New York City, NY 10017

Registration Fees:
Presenters: $50.00, payable by May 1, 2007
Students: $25.00
General public: $50.00
Reception (Cheese and Wine): $15,00
Registration fee includes attendance at the two-day conference.


RSVP to; phone: 212 687 3324

Arteco Presents Italian Design at InRetail 2007

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

United Arab Emirates, Dubai- 5th April 2007- Italian retail interior design company Arteco has confirmed its participation at InRetail 2007, being held from the 3rd to 5th June at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.

The company certainly has an impressive portfolio, having provided interior design and shopfitting concepts for a wide variety of outlets, including boutiques, supermarkets, pharmacies and opticians. Their designs are a mixture of modernity, simplicity as well as functionality. Arteco’s philosophy is to ensure maximum use of available space by ensuring versatility in their choice of display systems. The company places an emphasis on creating what it describes as an atmosphere of harmony and physical wellbeing.

Arteco’s designs are completely representative of the show, says the Exhibition’s Director, Paula Al Chami. Bold, colourful, striking and original. I’m sure the Arteco stand will attract considerable attention.

Arteco will be in good company. InRetail is the Middle East’s premier retail exhibition, with the leading international designers and brands representing every sector of the industry. Specialist areas include retail interiors and shopfitting, retail design and interior acrchitecture, retail technology and visual merchandising as well as in-store marketing and logistics handling.

And like many of the exhibitors, Arteco’s aim at this year’s exhibition is to meet existing clients, as well as expand its business in the Middle East.

Retail is a massively expanding industry across the Middle East – the leading brands clearly have a keen eye on the region and the huge growth opportunities here, adds Al Chami. The show is growing year on year, and with the amazing reception last year’s show received, InRetail 2007 promises to break even more records.

About InRetail Exhibition

InRetail – For the design, fit-out and management of retail outlets, supermarkets and shopping malls in the Arabian Gulf showcasing retail interiors & shopfitting, retail technology & visual merchandising, retail design & interior architecture, in-store marketing & logistics handling.

The Innovations In Retail Seminars will run alongside the event – delegates will once again be inspired and educated on the latest innovations in interior store design, current retail trends and management techniques that ensure success in this highly competitive market, brought to you by renowned international speakers.

InRetail is open to trade visitors only and will be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, 3- 5 June 2007, from 11am – 7pm daily, and will run alongside the Office Exhibition and Hotel Show. For further information please visit

About dmg world media
An international exhibition and publishing company, dmg world media Ltd produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs each year and publishes 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.

dmg world media employs more than 800 people and maintains a worldwide presence through 38 offices in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, the Middle East, China, Australia and New Zealand. dmg world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest and most successful media companies in the United Kingdom.

For further information, please contact:
Khalil Majdalawi, Account Manager
PR Tamra C2.
Telephone: +971 4 2951177
Fax: +971 4 2951188

Below are the earlier press release of InRetail 2007.

InRetail 2007: Designing possibilities for retail environments (Feb 20, 2007)

Regional expertise a must at the 2007 InRetail Exhibition (Mar 20, 2007)

Pinguino Events Partners American Soybean Association International Marketing for New Conference

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Singapore, April 11, 2007 – Pinguino Events is proud to announce a new collaboration with the American Soybean Association International Marketing (ASA-IM) to organize a conference for the grains industry. Entitled “Grain Shipping 2007,� this inaugural conference will be held at the Raffles Hotel from 28-29 June 2007.

Poised to address the issues faced by both dry bulk traders and shippers to give audiences a balanced view of the business, the conference is themed “The Business of Moving Grain – Grasp the Challenges, Manage the Risks, Gain an Edge.� Grain Shipping 2007 is a rare opportunity for delegates to converge in one convenient location and learn firsthand about each other’s business. Grains and shipping conferences are traditionally closed-door affairs and held exclusive of each other. This partnership is therefore an exceptional occasion for decision-makers from the different industries to gain insights into each other’s world.

“We were approached after our inaugural conference for small tankers players last year. We are excited about this new collaboration as we believe that this is in line with our vision of creating conferences with a difference whilst utilizing our expertise in shipping and maritime.� remarked Ng Ee Ping, Business Development Manager at Pinguino Events.

Continued Timothy Loh, Marketing Director at ASA-IM, “I was impressed by Pinguino Events’ dedication to well-researched, industry-specific topics which were timely and relevant. Much attention was also paid to branding and positioning of the conference. The final outcome of that conference, the exclusive turnout and excitement of the event is testament to their strategy. I am confident that Grain Shipping 2007 will achieve the same positive buzz if not better!�

For more information on Grain Shipping 2007, please log on to or contact the following:

Weena Lim
Tel: 65 92232790

American Soybean Association International Marketing (ASA-IM)
ASA-IM is a non-profit organization working towards the promotion of soybeans and soy products, through the development of export markets on behalf of the U.S. soybean growers. ASA-IM works closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, United Soybean Board and other groups and individuals involved in the use, consumption and marketing of soybeans and soy products. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the organization’s international marketing program extends to 8 overseas offices that cover more than 77 countries worldwide. The ASA-IM office in Singapore oversees market development activities in the Southeast Asian region. For more information on ASA-IM, please log on to

Pinguino Events
Pinguino Events specializes in conferences designed specifically for the maritime, transport and shipping industries to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and to promote greater interaction within these communities in this information age. Pinguino Events creates conferences with a difference, on hotly debated topics where thought leaders, authoritative speakers and key decision makers converge for real networking opportunities. Their strength lies in their roots in ship owning and management, their extensive network within the maritime industry and their understanding of its needs. For more information on Pinguino Events, please log on to

Best Practices in Crafting Contracts

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

A written contract is your bible in any agroeement. It should be effective, loophole-free and well-crafted. It should protect you in times of disagreements and shield yu against liabilities. In any deal, one must have a perfect and enforceable contract.

The Center for Global Best Practices (telephone 842-7148 or 59), in collaboration with Lyceum Law School, is holding a two-day pioneering seminar entitled, Best Practices in Crafting Local and International Commercial Contracts on April 19 & 20, 2007 at The Peninsula Manila, Makati City.

This program is about the perfection of a working commercial contract. Seasoned experts and authorities in contract law will discuss topics ranging from the basics of contracts, contract negotiation, boilerplate provisions, special stipulations, controversial clauses and covenants in credit transactions, to real estate contracts, chattel mortgages, and government contracts both in the local and international context.

Prevent lawsuits, avoid legal traps, enforce your contracts and make sure it works by attending this unique program designed for laymen, lawyers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, traders, board directors, decision-makers, consultants, and business stakeholders of all ages and occupation.

Listen, learn, and ask questions from seasoned practitioners and expert resource speakers: Atty. Tristan A. Catinding, (Master of Law, Harvard University 69), managing partner of and professorial lecturer in commercial law at U.P., Arturo M. de Castro, (Master & Doctor of Laws, University of Michigan ’76 & ‘82), managing partner of de Castro & Cagampang Law Office, Atty. Jose A. Bernas, managing partner, Bernas Law Offices and professorial lecturer in government contracts at the Ateneo, and Atty. Jim V. Lopez who is the country’s asset protection law expert. He is the author of 4 law books and presently the associate dean of Lyceum Law School.

Attend and know what’s best and what’s not when structuring contracts! Pre-registration is required in this limited slots only program.

CALL FOR PAPERS: IJSS – International Journal of Social Sciences

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

Contact Person: E. Judas
Sponsors: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

International Journal of Social Sciences (IJSS) is a scholarly open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, quarterly and fully refereed journal focusing on theories, methods and applications in social sciences.This open access, peer-reviewed journal encourages top-flight social science inquiry and research across all social science disciplines. It also recognises contributions made by the social science research community to other disciplines, including biological and physical sciences, and promotes connections between all research communities.

All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical, and will be peer-reviewed. Articles submitted to the journal should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should follow the style of the journal and are subject to both review and editing.

IJSS covers all areas of social sciences, publishing refereed research articles, survey articles, and technical notes. IJSS reviews papers within approximately one month of submission and publishes accepted articles on the internet immediately upon receiving the final versions.

Bibliographic Information

ISSN : 1306-973X
Quarterly Print & Electronic Publication
Commenced publication in 2007


* Submission Proposals: March 30, 2007
* Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2007
* Papers Due: May 31, 2007
* Peer Reviews Returned: July 15, 2007
* Finalized Papers Due: August 30, 2007
* Publication Date: October 01, 2007

For more information contact:
Gulsun Kurubacak, Ed.D
Assistant Professor in Distance Education
Anadolu University College of Open Education
Distance Education Dept


DSED 2007: 4th International Conference on Democracy, Security and Economic Development

ICTE 2007: 4th International Conference on Technology and Education

ICSS 2007: 4th International Conference on Social Sciences

ICBE 2007: 4th International Conference on Business and Economics

URPT 2007: 4th International Conference on Urban & Regional Planning and Transportation

Special Issues

Guest Editors are kindly invited to produce Special Issues consisting of articles organized around a theme of particular interest. These special issues are often edited by guest editors who are not on the editorial board. Proposals for Special Issues are most welcome, as are Guest Editorials and Announcements.


Agent-Based Computational Economics, Agents, Complexity and Evolution, Business Information Systems, Cognitive Foundations of Computational Social Science, Comparative Computational Social Science, Complex Adaptive Systems, Complex Socio-Cognitive-Technical Systems, Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences, Computation and Social Networks, Computational Sociology and Psychology, Computational Analysis of Social Complexity, Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, Computational Economics, Markets and Systems, Computational Economics, Social and Organizational Networks, Computational Electoral Competition, Computational Methods in Social Science, Computational Modeling and Organization Theories, Computational Models and Technologies , Computational Models, Analysis and Visualization Techniques, Computational / Network based Analysis
Computational Organization Theory, Computational Political Economy, Computational Social Science of Spacefaring Civilization, Computational Sociology and Agent-Based Modeling, Computational Sociology and Social Computation, Computer Science and Operations Research, Confluence of Social Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Complexity, Data mining in Social Science, Distributed Agent-based Systems, Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Education Science and Technology, Empirical Tests of Computational, Mathematical, or Logical Models, Game Theory and Statistics, Human-Computer Interactions, Human and Social Evolutionary Complexity, Information Processing Agents, Interdisciplinary / transdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences, Land-Use Modeling Techniques and Applications, Learning and Behavioral Modeling, Machine learning in Social Science, Mathematical Modeling in Social Science, Media and Communications, Technology, Object-Oriented Modeling in Social Science, Organizational Decision Making, Origins of Social Complexity, Physics Methods for Analyzing Social Complexity, Political Science and Decision Making, Social Network Analysis, Social Psychology, Social Systems Dynamics, Social-Psychological, Social, Organizational, and Technological Systems, Socio-Cognitive-Technological Systems, Spatial Agent-Based Models of Human-Environment Interactions, Virtual Communities and Communications

Important Dates for ICSS 2007 Conference
Paper submission
Notification of acceptance
Final paper submission and authors’ registration
Conference Dates July 15, 2007
August 15, 2007
August 31, 2007
September 28-30, 2007