51st Anniversary of Independence of MALDIVES

Consulate of Maldives in Thiruvananthapuram organized a reception to mark 51st anniversary of Independence of Maldives. Maldives became protectorate of British Crown in 1887 under a protection agreement in which Sultan accepted British influence over Maldives external relations and defense. However, due to British crowns overpowering influence in internal affairs of the Maldives, the then Prime Minister in 1955 called for the review of the understanding. This lead to the beginning of early talks and discussions with British to draft new agreement that gave independence to the Maldives. The Maldives was represented in these discussions by the then High Commissioner of Maldives in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Hon Abdul Sattar Moosa Didi. The agreement was signed by Prime Minister Sumuvul Ameer Ibrahim Nasir, KCMG (Knight Commander of Her Majesty’s Government) Rannabadeyri Kilege Faanu on 26 July 1965 in West Minister House, Ceylon. Since then 26 July is considered as a public holiday and marked as the Independence Day of Maldives.

In the Maldives, Independence Day is celebrated with state banquet and with other colorful events. This reception was hosted by the Consul, Hon. Ali Adam at Hycinth by Sparsa and invitees include high level officials of Government of Kerala, representatives of various companies, foreign officials, stakeholders and Maldivians residing in Thiruvananthapuram.

iMedia Brand Summit – Leela Kovalam

iMedia Brand Summit provides an intimate environment for senior brand marketers to converge, debate and discuss the major strategic issues they face. This exclusive, invitation-only event is a closed forum for the sharpest minds in the industry to connect and discuss shared challenges, as well as network, build relationships and meet potential partners. The iMedia Summits connect powerful senior brand and agency marketers with innovative business leaders, solution providers, and publishers to form an elite community of industry luminaries. Through world-class content, unique event experiences, and outstanding networking, iMedia fosters leadership, industry advancement, and the partnerships that will take your business to the next level.

The 2016 Summit program is comprised of keynotes by industry thought-leaders, as well as interactive roundtables and breakout sessions, that have been created by marketers for marketers through an advisory board comprised of senior leaders from across the industry. It is both a highly collaborative and truly collegial event environment designed to drive India’s digital sector forward by assisting marketers in formulating and implementing their digital strategies.
Qualifying Brand delegates are invited to a complimentary three nights/two days stay at Kovalam, Kerala, where they will have the opportunity to learn, share and connect with industry peers and international thought leaders in the brand marketing sector. Over 150 delegates are expected to attend the iMedia Brand Summit in September.

iMedia Summits, are held across the globe and are at the top of “Must Attend Marketing Conferences for 2016” on the Forbes list. The India edition, now in its 6th year is most influential invite-only networking summit for senior brand marketing executives to converge, debate & discuss the major strategic issues they face in marketing.