DMGT Weekly, 8-12 June 2015 12-06-2015


Landmark Solutions, a division of Landmark Information Group Ltd, has been selected as one of four companies that will maintain Ordnance Survey's flagship MasterMap digital mapping database, over the next four years. OS MasterMap is Great Britain's most accurate and comprehensive geographic record containing over 450 million real-world features including individual addresses to roads and buildings. Chris Brackley, Managing Director of Landmark Solutions, said: "We are delighted to be extending our long-standing relationship with Ordnance Survey through this framework and we are very pleased that Ordnance Survey has placed its trust in us to maintain such a prestigious and internationally-renowned mapping database."

The recent decline of the jet fuel market may be pointing to weaker times ahead for Europe's refinery profitability. The surplus of jet fuel in Europe is very high, with Genscape noting that stocks in the key Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp area were 30% higher at the end of May 2015 compared with last year. A surplus of 400,000 tonnes was recorded in June.

Jet fuel decline may be a preview for Europe's refining margins, 11 June, Libby George

Only one year after Kroll Bond Rating Agency's launch of its Credit Profile product, the CMBS monthly surveillance system and all of its analysis are fully integrated on Trepp Analytics. KCP Premium clients who subscribe to Trepp will now be able to access all KBRA's loan level loss scenarios on the Bond Analytics page via a new field "Model Override."

KBRA's KCP Analysis Now Fully Integrated on Trepp, 08 June


Adventurer Dr Bertrand Piccard is giving a keynote speech at the Global Solar Leaders Summit on 14 September during the GulfSol event, organised by dmg events. Piccard was one of the two pilots behind the flight of the first aircraft to fly around the world using only solar power, and is currently preparing for the final leg of an ambitious round-the-world flight in Solar Impulse 2, a revolutionary single-seater aircraft made of carbon fiber, which is the same size as a Boeing 747 but weighs less than a family saloon car.

Making history, Solar Impulse pilot visits Dubai, 09 June

Online advertising network has been recognised as the longest running conference exhibitor at ad:tech San Francisco, having been running with ad:tech since 1998 in New York and 1999 in San Francisco. CEO Daniel Yomtobian commented: "ad:tech has been instrumental in helping grow over the years, and we are honoured to have our commitment recognised." Recognized as Longest Running ad:tech San Francisco Conference Exhibitor, 10 June

The 5-star Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, which is situated on Bahrain's west coast, has been recognised as 'Best Middle East Hotel 2015' at the Middle East Hotel Awards. The Middle East Hotel Awards, organised by dmg events, took place at the new Waldorf Astoria Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, with over 400 hoteliers from across the Middle East gathering to hear the results for almost 50 hotels shortlisted across 21 categories.

Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa is best Middle East Hotel 2015, 05 June

dmg events is appointing Andy Stuart as the new Vice President of its Design and Hospitality Division for the Middle East and Asia, in which role he will oversee the current portfolio of marketing leading events, while also developing and evolving the division with expansion into new territories and sectors. Simon Mellor, President dmg events Middle East & Asia, is confident that Andy will "add real value and a new dimension to the teams in Dubai."

dmg events appoints new Vice President of Design and Hospitality Division, 03 June

The Oil Barons Charity Ball is celebrating being named 'Best Special Event' at the Middle East Event Awards in Dubai. The Ball is the largest gala dinner for the Oil and Gas Industry in the Middle East, attracting 1,600 distinguished guests and senior industry figures from across the oil producing region. And as one of the region's most popular charity events, it this year raised more than $200,000 for the 'Friends of Cancer Patients', a UAE-based non-profit organisation.

The Oil Barons Charity Ball, 03 June


Institutional Investor magazine is announcing the honorees and nominees for the 13th annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards, which recognise the hedge funds, investment consultants and various other investment vehicles that stood out in 2014 for their innovation, achievement and contribution to the industry. The winners will be announced at a dinner and ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on 25 June, 2015.

Perry Capital's Richard Perry and Hall Capital Partners' Kathryn Hall Honored; More Than 100 Investors, Consultants, Managers and Rising Stars Nominated for Awards in Institutional Investor's 13th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards, 08 June


Jon Steinberg is fighting back against the trend for publishers to avoid placing their ads near certain types of content, with "hard news" a particular case in point. Steinberg commissioned research to find out how consumers feel about ads on the, with two separate studies indicating that serious or graphic news does not change readers' opinions about advertisers on the page.

Daily Mail study: News is a safe place for advertisers after all, 09 June, Lucia Moses

dmg media is announcing that its printing operations in Thurrock and Didcot have received ISO 14001 accreditation, the widely recognised environmental standard, which will enable the company to meet its environmental commitments. Julia Palmer-Poucher, Group Production Director, explained: "It took a huge group effort led by Head of Facilities Steve Anderson to put the new processes in place. However, showing our business partners, regulatory agencies and the local community that we are environmentally responsible is really important to us."

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