VUCA Lebanon
Ricardo Karam moderated “Leadership in a VUCA environment” panel about environments that are volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. The panel part of a conference organized by YPO ASEAN United in collaboration with the YPO Lebanon Chapter included Marwan Kheireddine, Raffi Demerjian, and Neemat Frem.
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The Black Mountain
Ricardo Karam is currently spending few days in Montenegro where coastal churches, fortified towns and the Adriatic Sea are breathtaking. The nature and the scenery shall make the TV filming stunning, to say the least.
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In the sky of Vienna
Ricardo Karam has arrived to Austria to plan for a big production. Vienna just might be the platform for an exciting new project.
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Harvard Arab Alumni Association Arab...
Ricardo Karam was part of Harvard Arab World Conference where he led the ‘Arab Health; Thriving or surviving?’ panel which explored the potential of Arab societies in advancing healthcare across the region, overcoming challenges, and roles of governments, industry, and philanthropists in promoting cost-effective and innovative cross-country quality care-how. He discussed with his panelists how there has not been significant health impact across the Arab world or breakthrough contributions to the medical innovation.
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The Beirut International Platform of...
Ricardo Karam has joined BIPOD, the Beirut International Platform of Dance, honoring ceremony of the world-renowned dancer, choreographer, writer, broadcaster and educator from Lebanon, Georgette Gebara. He paid a vibrant tribute to the dance icon who showed early promise when dancing, and landed many leading roles in classical ballets and who used her experience in education to set up the “École Libanaise de Ballet”, a ballet focused dance school in Beirut, in 1964.
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TAKREEM Jury Board in Paris
Ricardo Karam flew to Paris to join TAKREEM Board for their annual meeting. He offered a big dinner the same day at “Le Cercle de l’Union Interalliée” attended by 150 invites who came from all over. The dinner included a Night Talk with HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar, Carlos Ghosn and Hala Gorani; it was followed by a standing ovation tribute to Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub.
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Second Laureates and Leaders’ Summit...
Ricardo Karam attended the Second Laureates and Leaders’ Summit for Children 2018 that was held under the patronage of HM King Abdullah II at the King Hussein Bin Talal at the Dead Sea and where Nobel Laureates, leaders, children and young activists have participated and shared their experiences and ideas.
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Building a Culture of Philanthropy
With the participation of several key members of the AUB community, Ricardo Karam moderated a symposium entitled “Building a Culture of Philanthropy” for the purpose of highlighting the different types of philanthropy in the American University of Beirut, and how they help build a culture of giving on campus.
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Jordan Youth: “Challenges and Hopes”
Ricardo Karam has led a Night Talk about the Challenges and Hopes of the Jordan youth at Zain innovation center (ZINC) where more than 300 young entrepreneurs shared their experience, vision and aspirations.
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“Follow the Leaders”, Muharraq
Ricardo Karam has taken part in “Follow the Leaders” International Conference organised by “Thinkers and Doers” in Bahrain, where he moderated a discussion about “Boosting the Startup Ecosystem: Collaborating for Change” with panelists Mona Ataya, Chief Executive Officer & Founder. Mumzworld, Simon Galpin, Managing Director, Bahrain Economic Development Board, Walid Faza, partner and investment principal at Wamda Capital and Alexandre Zapolsky, Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder, Linagora.
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Embracing young Jeddah
Ricardo Karam had a busy stay in Jeddah where many upcoming projects are being cooked. He has also attended 21-39 Jeddah Arts, a contemporary art exhibition organized annually by the Saudi Art Council, where different creative and enhancing ideas are discussed and shared.
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Meetings in Dubai
Dubai is a hub place of media, arts, business and… fun. Besides the load of pre-set of meetings and interviews, Ricardo Karam could not avoid a break in Al-Faqa desert.
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The Arab Cultural Heritage Forum
Ricardo Karam was one of the major speakers of “The Arab Cultural Heritage Forum” in Sharjah where he moderated 2 panels with the following themes: “The Meaning of Cultural Heritage” and “Notions and Perceptions of Cultural Heritage in the Region”
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Louvre Abu Dhabi
Ricardo Karam had an excellent meeting HE Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Cultural and Knowledge Development in UAE. He could not but follow up on this meeting with a visit to the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum.
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Fruitful Kuwait visit
Ricardo Karam has just visited the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait where TAKREEM 2018 Awards Ceremony is likely to be organized … Stay tuned!
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Interview on LBCI
It is on LBCI that RK decided to send his wishes and share the anecdotes of the year on the first day of 2018 during a spontaneous and inspiring interview.
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Partnership with France 24
Ricardo Karam was in Paris where he concluded a partnership with France 24 for the year 2018. The meeting was held in the headquarters of the group in the presence of Marie-Christine Saragosse, Chairwoman & CEO of France Medias Monde, and Nabil El Choubachy, co-director France 24.
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"Women on the Front Lines"...
Ricardo Karam has taken part in the “Women on The Front Lines” Conference held by the May Chidiac Foundation in Amman. He has hosted a Fireside Talk with Dr. Moushira Khattab, former president of Family and and Population and has later moderated the panel entitled “Up close and Personal: Celebrity Power and their Influence in Society” with actresses and TV personalities: Ward El Khal, Carmen Lebbos and Nelly Karim.
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TAKREEM Awards Ceremony
In presence of HM Queen Noor Al Hussein and members of The Hashemite Royal Family, Ricardo Karam has hosted the 8th TAKREEM Awards Ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Amman-Jordan gathering more than 1200 invites in one of the most moving and unforgettable evenings.
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World Youth Forum
Ricardo Karam joined other notable personalities and top policy makers, at the recently convened World Youth Forum (WYF) in Egypt. WYF is an international platform that endorses peace and prosperity amongst today’s youth. In his talk, Ricardo Karam alluded to the present crisis the region is facing. He also proposed measures to advance cultural heritage and the necessity to counter regional extremism.
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TAKREEM Media Lunch
Ricardo Karam has offered a luncheon at the Abdali in Amman in honor of media representatives. It was intended as an important occasion that focuses attention on the upcoming Awards Ceremony to be held in Amman, on the 25th November. Ricardo Karam welcomed the invited guests and spoke briefly on the main objectives of TAKREEM.
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Together Against Piracy
Ricardo Karam moderated a panel on the intellectual property rights at the “TOGETHER AGAINST PIRACY” conference held at the Grand Saray, Beirut. This was a landmark event that sought to find necessary solutions to the pressing international issues on intellectual property rights and the best means to counter piracy and copyright fraud.
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AMIDEAST Education Hero Award
“Illiteracy breeds division and ignorance, extremism and fundamentalism… Education is perhaps the single most important condition in life”, extracts of Ricardo’s Karam keynote during the first AMIDEAST Education Hero Award that was hosted by Ricardo in Beverly Hills.
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Estimating the Cost of Violence...
Ricardo Karam was a keynote speaker at the launching of “Estimating the Cost of Violence against Women in the Arab Region” organized by ESCWA. The event took place at Sursock Museum
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International Association to Save Tyre
Ricardo Karam was a keynote speaker at the International Association to Save Tyre’s event where the Artisanal Center of Ashtart for the Development of Traditional Crafts was inaugurated and where Yasmina Filali and Sylvana Prosperi received the Elissa Didon award established to promote equal rights and duties between sexes around the Mediterranean.
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SLUSH GIA Pitch Competition
Ricardo Karam took part of the jury board at Slush GIA Pitch Competition – Beirut Edition, hosted by Bootcamp. The event was hosted in Beirut Digital District to support startups who are passionate about solving important challenges in emerging markets through technology.
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ASSAMEH, BIRTH AND BEYOUND
Ricardo Karam was the keynote speaker at the “ASSAMEH, BIRTH AND BEYOUND”, a fundraising gala organized for the first time at the Presidential Palace in Beiteddine, to rehabilitate the Karantina governmental hospital and hence provide medical care for underprivileged patients especially premature babies.
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Official launch of the “Diaspora...
Ricardo Karam was the keynote speaker at the official launch of the “Diaspora ID”, an initiative aiming at establishing strong and purposeful links between the Diaspora and Lebanon. The event was held at the Grand Serail, Downtown Beirut.
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Honoring Michael Haddad
Ricardo Karam was the Master of Ceremony at the official launch of Michael Haddad North Pole Expedition: “A Journey for Humanity” held on the 11th of July at the Grand Serail, Downtown Beirut.
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Commencement Speech at AUIS
Ricardo Karam was at the American University of Iraq in Suleimani on the 24th of May 2017 where he gave a motivational commencement speech.
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An Evening With "BEMA"
Ricardo Karam has been the keynote speaker at the Beirut museum of art (BEMA) Dinner held in New York, by the Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the ARTS in Lebanon “APEAL”
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TAKREEM Jury Board
Ricardo Karam has attended TAKREEM’s Jury Board meeting at Intercontinental Paris Le Grand to deliberate on the three finalist candidates for each of TAKREEM’s categories. Once chosen, the names will be revealed during TAKREEM’s ceremony in November. Moreover, the Jury board meeting was followed by a dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris.
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Zaha Hadid Memorial
Ricardo Karam held the first year memorial of Zaha Hadid at the Issam Fares Institute at the American University of Beirut (AUB). A multitude of her friends, family and colleagues have gathered in the unique building she has created at the central of Beirut, to honor her memory and share experiences they have shared with her as well as insights on her personality, her quirkiness and her drive.
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Meeting The Pope
Ricardo Karam and his family have visited the Vatican on April 19th to celebrate the 6th anniversary of his son Nadim. During their visit, they have met the pope, who blessed the family, saying: “Do not be afraid. You are not alone. I am praying for you. God bless you”.
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In Los Angeles
Ricardo Karam has traveled to Los Angeles, USA on the 30th of March to cover a series of interviews with influential personalities. A collection of valuable life learning and stories of success has been achieved and will soon be released to the public.
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Keep Walking Lebanon
Ricardo Karam has been appointed the face of Johnny Walker’s campaign entitled “Keep Walking Lebanon” for the year 2017. During his opening speech at the ceremony held at ONE, Beirut, he saluted every Lebanese citizen who believed in his country and every Lebanese who has faced the difficult conditions with hope and a solution oriented thinking. He emphasized on the success of the Lebanese by saying “Lebanese have genes that stimulate each and every one […]
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Women On The Front Lines
Ricardo Karam has participated in the Women on The Front Lines Conference held by May Chidiac Foundation, on the 6th of March. He has moderated the panel entitled “Women in Philanthropy and Humanitarian Assistance” which consisted of: Nora Joumblatt, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Children and Cancer Center of Lebanon and President of Kayany Foundation, HRH Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center, as well as Dr. Laila […]
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In Gstaad
This was the week where the whole world meets up in the upper swiss mountains. And it is in Gstaad that Ricardo Karam has recently landed for fun … but mainly for meetings.
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In Muscat
Muscat was the latest destination of Ricardo Karam currently studying the feasibility of a huge project on its territory. Stay tuned!
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In Manama
Ricardo Karam has joined a group of thinkers and intellectuals for 2 days in Manama to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Sheikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Center for Culture and Research where he once gave a talk about his journey in the Media world in 2012.
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Tripoli Lions Club
The Tripoli Vector Lions Club has hosted Ricardo Karam to talk about his success story and how the most important personalities opened their doors and hearts to him without any barriers.
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Women On The Front Lines
Ricardo Karam has taken part in “Women on the Front Line” Conference organized by May Chidiac Foundation in Amman. He has interviewed former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Emma Bonino, and he has also moderated a panel with Hard Talk anchorwomen Lamees Al Hadidi, Gisele Khoury, Aziza Nait Sibaha and Laila Al Shaikhli.
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Children Cancer Center
Because it is Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon, Ricardo Karam has hosted the fundraising gala dinner talking about his personal experience.
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TAKREEM Awards Ceremony
In its 7th year, Ricardo Karam has hosted TAKREEM Awards Ceremony at Cairo Opera House gathering over 800 attendees in one of the most empowering and enriching evenings.
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The Changing Face Of Communication
As part of the IPRA-GC 2016 International Conference and Exhibition, the premier forum of public relations and professionals in the region, Ricardo Karam has moderated a panel about the “Changing Face of Communication” with Nart Bouran, Joyce Baz, Rasha Kashoush and Mohammed Al Otaiba as speakers.
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In Kuwait
Ricardo Karam has been one of the keynote speakers at the Mentor Arabia Gala Dinner held in the city of Kuwait in the presence of HM Queen Sylvia of Sweden. Mentor Arabia is a regional non-governmental organization which advocates for drug prevention among Arab children and youth.
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Exceptional Paths In The Kingdom...
Ricardo Karam has given a speech about “Exceptional Paths in the Kingdom of Crossroads” during the gala dinner celebrating the second anniversary of the “Lebanese – Moroccan Friendship and Cooperation Association” in Marrakech, Morocco
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A Guest & Itinerary -...
Ricardo Karam has been the guest of Aziza Nait Sibaha on her successful show “A Guest and an Itinerary” broadcasted on France 24
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Zaha Hadid Memorial
Ricardo Karam has attended the service which was held at St.Paul Cathedral in London, England on the 10th of October, 2016
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At Lechlade On Thame
Ricardo Karam and his wife have chosen the Lechlade on Thames, to run away of the busy London city during the week-end
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