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By Michaelle CHENNAF, Independant Contributor
At the latest LeWeb conference, its cofounder, serial entrepreneur Loic Le Meur, confessed that he 'had to learn how to disconnect'. Like many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Le Meur is a firm believer in 'mindfulness'. Could this offer a way for us to 'reconnect with ourselves' and even hold the key to a better working life? This practice is still relatively uncommon in European workplaces and still has a long way to go before it takes hold. The idea isn't so much to break with technology, but rather to simply regain control over it by managing the information we receive...
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Founder And CEO Ampersand World
By Michaelle CHENNAF, Independant Contributor
What is your background in few words and what triggered the launching of Ampersand World?
I have a Bachelor's degree in International Business, a Master's degree in Management and Personal Development as well as a Diploma in Digital Strategy (web marketing). I am also just coming to the end of a coaching course, so will be a Business Coach by the end of the year! I have more than 15 years of professional experience in the shipping, trading and recruitment sectors.
My aim in founding Ampersand World was to provide a relevant, more tailored response to recruitment and training needs within the commodity sector – a business-oriented approach that reflects my own personality...
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Our following events! We organize business events, seminars, AW’s Mornings, Happy Hours and attend major events on commodity trading around the world.
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CONFERENCE Petrotrade Africa Downstream Conference
26th - 28th August 2015 I Nairobi, Kenya
CONFERENCE Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference
27th - 29th August 2015 I Tanzania

TRADE LAB Sugar Overview
8th September 2015 I Geneva, Switzerland
CONFERENCE Africa Coffee Outlook
15th September 2015 I Nairobi, Kenya
CONFERENCE Biofuels International Conference
22th September 2015 I Porto, Portugal
TRADE LAB Financing of Commodity Trading Flows by Richard Evrard
22th, 24th, 29th September 2015 I Geneva, Switzerland
CONFERENCE Global Commodity Trade Finance
29th September 2015 I Lugano, Switzerland

TRADE LAB Trade Life Cycle
13th, 15th, 20th October 2015 I Geneva, Switzerland
CONFERENCE Brazilian Meeting on Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy
18th October 2015 I Poços de Caldas, Brazil
And if you want to find a Training Workshop, to navigate through our Job Offers or to become one of our Sponsors,
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