Out with the new

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Antwerp XL rescheduled, digital event launched

first_imgThe April 21-23, 2020 edition of Antwerp XL was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as HLPFI reported here. It had been rescheduled to take place on September 15-17, 2020. “Whilst we were deeply disappointed to cancel our April edition earlier this year, we had hoped things might return to a form of normality come September. With the Belgian government’s announcement that all events cannot run until after August 30 2020, it makes it extremely difficult to plan, promote and run a large-scale international event,” said Mark Rimmer, Easyfairs divisional director. “We feel by moving the event to next year, it provides time for the industry to adapt and return to a new normal and we eagerly look forward to hosting the global community again in Antwerp, 10-12 March 2021.” Nevertheless, Antwerp XL has been busy developing a digital offering to provide opportunities for the industry to learn and connect. In what it has been dubbed the “Summer of breakbulk”, the company has organised a series of online seminars and meetings that will conclude with a digital event during September. “We’ve been working extremely hard to create something unprecedented and we’re incredibly excited and proud to launch XL Connect 2.0 and the ‘Summer of breakbulk’ webinar series,” said Rimmer. “Covid-19 has certainly brought with it a plethora of challenges but has also been the mother of innovation. We’ve all had to connect in different ways, through different platforms, be it with people or content online. XL Connect 2.0 caters to both these needs; a digital extension of the live meetings platform we run live at Antwerp XL and content that helps steer the industry.” Antwerp XL’s first webinar will take place on June 24 with a focus on global trends and economic factors impacting the breakbulk industry. It will be delivered by Roy van Eijsden, ceo of Ballast Nedam International Projects; Matthew Watkins, principal analyst at CRU Group; and Wim Dillen, international development manager at the port of Antwerp. You can register for the event here. Further webinars will run monthly, culminating in three days of virtual networking, roundtables and panel discussions running over September 14-18, 2020. www.antwerpxl.comlast_img read more

Project Implementation Unit for Agriculture Ministry

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share 93 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Dr. Reginald ThomasThe Ministry of Agriculture will this week seek to establish a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) which will coordinate its daily plans in addition to the management and execution of all the ministry’s projects.This plan was revealed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Dr. Reginald Thomas during his address at the ministry’s Data Collection and Agricultural Management Information System Workshop which was held on Friday 8 June 2018. The PIU is being established following approval from the Cabinet. “The PIU will work in close collaboration with the Ministry’s divisions as well as with an Implementation Support Team (IST) established within the Ministry of Finance which will be responsible for fiduciary aspects of the project and advisory responsibility,” Dr. Thomas explained.The PIU will also collaborate with the technical divisions of the new proposed Ministry of Agriculture Food Production Unit, compile and consolidate data and verification documents for the ministry, ensure data quality and prepare and submit the reports to the Minister and other policy makers including the European Union (EU), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Bank. In order to execute its duties, Dr. Thomas informed that an Information Officer, M&E Officer as well as a Communications Officer will be hired. They will “closely coordinate with the reservoir of the ICT talent in Dominica in the public service in charge of tracking progress and consolidating information”. LocalNews Project Implementation Unit for Agriculture Ministry by: Dominica Vibes News – June 12, 2018last_img read more