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Know Libya (registered in Libya as M’arafat Libya Company Limited) specialises in providing tailor made solutions to clients' needs in Libya.
December 2010 – Sami Zaptia has two articles
published in the December edition of the Business Post magazine. One
is a report on the September US Trade Mission to Libya. The second
is a report on the US ambassador Gene Cretz’s six-city tour of the
USA in October promoting Libya to American businesses.
December 2010 – Sami Zaptia participates in the German Process Technology (VDMA) Trade Mission to Tripoli held between 5-6th
December 2010 – Sami Zaptia attends the business networking meeting held at the British Embassy on the 6th hosted by the deputy head of the UKTI.
December 2010 – Sami Zaptia participates in Tanmia Haditha/CASE’s event at the Rixos hotel on the 7th. Sami Zaptia writes an article on the event for the Tripoli Post.
November 2010 – Know Libya is proud to be associated as a service provider for a third consecutive year with the Libya International Motor Show – 2-6 November.
November 2010 – Sami Zaptia visits the US University Fair held at Al-Fatah University 6-7th.
November 2010 – Sami Zaptia contributes the editorial article for the third edition of the English-Arabic monthly magazine Markets & Fairs (www.libyanfairs.com /www.marketsandfairs.com)
November 2010 – The Oxford Business Group launch ‘The Report Libya 2010’. As with the previous report, Know Libya contributed extensively to this edition by briefing a range of OBG sector analysts. The report quotes Sami Zaptia extensively on page 29.
November 2010 – Know Libya are commissioned by a construction company operating in Libya to compose an Infrastructure and Construction Sector Report giving a complete overview of the vision and policy for the sector. This included the official government (GPC) policy document (Arabic & English), the Industrial Zones Authority plans (English), the 5-year Industrialization Plan (Arabic & English), a list of the Housing & Infrastructure Board’s (HIB) projects and a list of the Organization for Development of Administrative Centres’ (ODAC) projects.
November 2010 – Omani National Day – Sami & Yolanda Zaptia participated in the celebrations of the Omani National Day organized by the Omani Embassy, Tripoli.
November 2010 - Know Libya successfully host, organize and manage a 1-day Libyan cultural event for Spanish oil company Repsol. The event includes cultural awareness training, traditional Libyan music & folk dancing, traditional Libyan tents, traditional Libyan food, traditional Libyan tea with mint and entertainers for children etc.
November 2010 – Know Libya delivers a 1-day training course to a group of final year Al Fatah University students. The courses is designed to help improve their employability by preparing them to work effectively in international companies in Libya.
October 2010 – Sami Zaptia participates in the ‘Roundtable on Malaysian Timber Exports to Libya’ organized by the Malaysian Embassy. Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities of Malaysia and Deputy Director of the Malaysian Timber Industry Board were part of the roundtable.
October 2010 – Sami Zaptia participates in the activities of the Austrian Trade Mission to Libya.
October 2010 – Know Libya launches its training programme for BP Libya.
October 2010 – Sami Zaptia makes a presentation entitled ‘Doing business in the Libyan Oil & Gas sector: A Realistic View’ to the NOF Energy (Oil & Gas) British Trade Mission organized by UKTI/British Embassy at the Mahary Radisson Hotel, Tripoli.
October 2010 – Sami Zaptia attends the one-to-one meetings of the Italian Trade Mission visiting Libya 17-18 October.
October 2010 – Know Libya supplies an international construction company with an Infrastructure & Construction report giving a complete overview of the vision and policy for the sector, highlighting the main players in the sector and listing the major current and future projects.
October 2010 – Know Libya delivers its popular 1-day Libya cultural awareness course for the employees of several international companies operating in Libya.
October 2010 – Sami & Yolanda Zaptia attend the launch of the Libyan Business Women’s Committee - www.womeninbusiness.ly at a top Tripoli hotel on Saturday October 30th.
September 2010 – Know Libya gives a 2-day ‘Working Effectively in International Teams’ training workshop to Statoil.
September 2010 – Know Libya gives the British Council LETUP teachers a Libya Cultural Awareness course for the third consecutive year.
September 2010 Sami Zaptia participates in the Middle East Association Trade Mission to Libya attending meetings at the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce and the Libyan Business Council. The mission included the Invest Northern Ireland representative.
September 2010 Sami Zaptia participates in the activities of the US Trade Mission to Libya attending meetings at the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce and the Libyan Business Council. (Sami Zaptia’s report on this event is published in the December issue of Business Post magazine)
August 2010 – Sami and Yolanda Zaptia attend the American Embassy’s Ramadan Iftar.
August 2010 – Sami Zaptia is interviewed in Tripoli by BBC World Service radio.
August 2010 – Sami Zaptia is interviewed live via phone by BBC 5-Live Radio.
July 2010 – Know Libya announces its open public training schedule for September-December 2010.
June 2010 – Know Libya launches its Arabic/Libyan language course for expatriates.
May 2010 - ‘100’ - Sami Zaptia publishes his
one hundredth article in the Tripoli Post
May 2010 – Know Libya produces ‘Know Tripoli 2010’ – a resource guide for expatriates living in Tripoli. This is a non-profit item within our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives – with net proceeds used to buy resources for a charity in Tripoli. See Know Libya Cultural Awareness for more information.
April 2010 - Sami Zaptia is interviewed and quoted by TIME magazine in its April edition about developments in Libya. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1975241,00.html
March 2010 - Sami Zaptia’s article is published in a new Libyan business publication called Business Post magazine – www.businesspost.ly
March 2010 – Know Libya issues its March-April 2010 open public training schedule.
March 2010 - Know Libya organizes and promotes the OCIPED/Omani Trade Mission of 10 leading Omani companies to Tripoli. Know Libya organises nearly 100 one-to-one private sector meetings in various product sectors. Tripoli, Benghazi and Misrata Chambers of Commerce are invited to the event. See Know Libya Event Management for more information.
March 2010 - Eltex 2010 - Yolanda Zaptia
presents a workshop on ‘Teacher Motivation’ as part of Eltex 2010 at
the Language Centre of Al Fatah University, in Tripoli, Libya.
February 2010 – Sami Zaptia makes a
presentation entitled ‘Doing business in the Libyan Oil & Gas
sector: a realistic view’ to the EIC Oil & Gas Trade Mission
organized by UKTI/British Embassy in Tripoli.
January 2010 - Know Libya organises the first
visit to Libya of Indonesia’s Institute of Technology of Bandung (ITB).
This was the first visit to Libya by an Indonesian higher
educational institute of this world ranking. Know Libya organised
all their meetings and their keynote event which included a
presentation seminar held at the Al Kabir hotel in Tripoli, and a
live video conference link with Libyan students currently studying
at ITB for a question and answer session.
December 2009 - Sami Zaptia secures an exclusive interview with Mr. Al-Bueshi Al-Lafi, Managing Director of the Libyan Tax Authority for the Tripoli Post at Tax Seminar held to discuss a proposal to 'Amend Income Tax Law No. (11) 2004'.
December 2009 – Know Libya exhibits at the
Getenergy exhibition held at the Petroleum Training & Qualifications
Institute (PTQI) in Tripoli, Libya offering its training services to
the oil & gas sector.
October 2009 - Sami Zaptia attends the high level Italian delegation meeting at the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce.
October 2009 - Sami Zaptia interviews exclusively for the Tripoli Post Professor Dato Umar the Director General of Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education at the Education Libya show to obtain an alternative view on Libya’s national overseas education expenditure. See Tripoli Post article: http://www.tripolipost.com/articledetail.asp?c=5&i=3723&archive=1
October 2009 – Oman-Libya event – Know Libya
organises the Oman-Libya business investment event for the Omani
Centre for Investment and Export Promotion in Corinthia Hotel,
Tripoli. See Know Libya Event Management for more information.
October 2009 – Education Libya – Know Libya exhibits at the education training exhibition in Tripoli International Fair – 19-21 October 2009.
October 2009 – Oman-Libya event – Know Libya organises and participates in the Oman-Libya business investment event held by Omani Centre for Investment and Export Promotion in Corinthia Hotel, Tripoli on 5 October 2009.
September 2009 – Libya Times – Sami Zaptia contributes lead opinion article to the first edition of the Libya Times – a new weekly English language newspaper for Libya. http://www.libyatimes.ly/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=102:much-progress-achieved-over-last-three-years&catid=1:editorial&Itemid=48
August 2009 – ITN television reporters interview Sami Zaptia about business developments and events in Libya.
August 2009 – BBC TV News and BBC Radio visit
Sami Zaptia to interview him about business developments and events
in Libya. Interview broadcast on 1 September 2009.
July 2009 – Know Libya signs co-operation
agreement with HIERO – Rostock University’s Institute for
Entrepreneurship and Regional Development – Germany.
February 2009 - Know Libya's open short-course professional business skills training schedule for 2009 begins. See Course Schedules
January 2009 - Know Libya launches its new web
November 2008 - Know Libya successfully host, organise and manage a 1-day Libyan cultural event for an international company.
October 2008 - Canadian Oil & Gas Trade Mission
to Libya: Know Libya play a key role in managing, promoting and
delivering a highly successful commercial event, involving 100
one-one business meetings for the mission delegates, and a very well
attended plenary session - which resulted in significant business
done. Sami Zaptia joined distinguished panel of speakers and gave a
presentation on 'Doing Business in Libya'.
July 2008 - European Business School (EBS)
London conference on education in MENA: Yolanda Zaptia is a panel
speaker and presents paper on Libya's training needs.
February 2008 - Leisure sector survey Know Libya researches leisure sector in Tripoli for international investor group.
December 2007 - Tripoli Comprehensive Guide was published. Know Libya contributed to writing this guide, and translating the English & Arabic halves of this popular book.
November 2007 - Know Libya assesses impact of the official Road Safety Awareness TV campaign co-sponsored by Shell, broadcast during Ramadan by analysing results of survey of 1,000 people across Libya.
November 2007 - Education Libya - Know Libya exhibits and presents a paper on Libya's education needs.
October 2007 - Libyan cultural event 'Weddings
in Libya' organised and presented by Yolanda Zaptia for the British
& Commonwealth women's group in Libya (BCWAGs)
March 2007 - ELTEX-2007 Yolanda Zaptia gives a presentation on training needs in Libya.
March 2007 - Know Libya delivers a ‘customer service’ training programme to the staff of the Tripoli International Fair.
February 2007 - NES/Monitor Leadership
Programme - Sami Zaptia successfully graduates from the Professor
Michael Porter led leadership programme.
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