The long awaited World Business Assembly Conference of Leaders and the Socrates Award Ceremony 2015 took place on the evening of 27th September 2015 at the Ambasciatori Palace Hotel in Rome, Italy. The event gathered a constellation of leaders, experts and decision makers. The event offered an outstanding opportunity for them to meet and to get acquainted with leading practices and best examples in different spheres of human knowledge
First, Ms. Lynette Mayne, owner and executive chairwoman of the Australian company Work Wear World, a boutique provider of uniforms, opened the conference with an outstanding presentation. In her capacity of a Co-Director of the Chief Executive Women Leadership program in Australia, Ms. Mayne emphasized the role of women in business and gave insight how she uses her business background to nurture leadership skills of females in major companies in Australia. Ms. Rebecca Batties, General Manager and Head of Digital at Foxtel Music Channels, also attended the Conference. They were followed by Prof. Michael Ajisafe, Professor of Sports Science and Vice Chancellor of Afe Babalola University, further contributed to the inspiring atmosphere of the event by clarifying how sport can be used to promote self-development and co-operation.
Dr. U. K. Sharma, representing Mantras Green Resources Limited, a leading provider of consultancy services for Engineers and Environmental project services, and Dr. Seong Mok Yeoh, Director and Managing Partner of WY Consultancy & Development Services Sdn Bhd from Malaysia, with more than 30 years of experience in project management consulting and a member of the Project Management Institute: PMI, USA, were also special guests at the event and among the representatives of Asia that looked for partnerships in other geographical areas.
The awards were given by Prof. Dr. Stefan Kostianev, Rector of the Medical University in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Honorable Member of the Aristotle Committee. Prof. Dr. Kostianev is himself a game changer who managed to turn positively the fortunes of the Medical University in Plovdiv within a short time. It is very encouraging that the awards covered virtually all continents showing that global leaders are “global” because they are leaders anywhere in the world. Among the awardees were Ms. Yurdagul Altinoz – Director of Turkish Airlines in Rome, Italy, who there on behalf of Doç. Dr. Temel Kotil, CEO of the company, who was not able to attend the conference, Ms. Jennifer Semakula Musisi, an executive director of the Kampala City Authority, Uganda, Mr. Abdilaqim Ademi, Minister of Education and Science of Macedonia, Mrs. Martha Christina Jansen van Rensburg, founder, owner and director of Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Centre, South Africa, Mr. Kofi Anokye on behalf of KOANS Building Solutions Ltd, a Real Estate company, with offices in Ghana, USA and the UK and others.
The beneficial award ceremony was followed by a concert, performed by а String trio, consisting of Fabrizio Paoletti (violin), Silvia Andracchio (viola) and Enrico Peluso (cello). The Gala dinner offered the participants the unique opportunity to engage in a non-formal communication and to enhance further the results of the event.
Turkish Airlines – Doç. Dr. Temel Kotil
Golden European Award For Quality And Business Prestige in the Aviation sphere – Turkey
Work Wear World – Ms. Lynette Mayne
Golden European Award For Quality And Business Prestige in the Clothing and Textile Industry sphere – Australia
Mr. Abdylaqim Ademi – Minister of Education and Science of Macedonia
Golden European Award For Quality And Business Prestige in the Political sphere – Macedonia
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kostianev – Plovdiv Medical University
Honorary Member of the Aristotle Committee – Bulgaria
Afe Babalola University – Prof. Michael Ajisafe
Golden European Award For Quality And Business Prestige in the Education sphere – Nigeria
Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Centre – Mrs. Martha Christina Jansen van Rensburg
Golden European Award For Quality And Business Prestige in the Education sphere – South Africa
Koans Building Solutions Limited – Mr. Kofi Anokye
Golden European Award For Quality And Business Prestige in the Real Estate sphere – Ghana
WY Consultancy & Development Services Sdn Bhd – Dr. Seong Mok Yeoh
Golden European Award For Quality And Business Prestige in the Project Management Consulting sphere – Malaysia
Ms. Jennifer Semakula Musisi
Golden European Award For Quality And Business Prestige in the Public Administration sphere – Uganda
Mantras Green Resources Ltd. – Dr. Umesh Kumar Sharma
Golden European Award For Quality And Business Prestige in the Engineering and Environmental Consultancy sphere – India
Iraqi Centre for Cancer and Medical Genetics Research – Dr Nahi Yousif Yaseen
Golden European Award for Quality and Business Prestige in the Medicine sphere – Iraq
Ay Yapım – Kerem Çatay
Golden European Award for Quality and Business Prestige in the TV Production – Turkey