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Why You’re Not a Morning Person (And How to Become One)
By Michaelle CHENNAF, Independant Contributor
The future belongs to those who get up early! Snooze…snooze…snooze…snooze… No, you’re not in The Force Awakens (episode 7 of the Star Wars series). Your alarm has been blaring out for a full 5 minutes from your bedside table, exhorting you to get out of bed. You reach over, fumbling for the ‘Off’ button and lift your bleary head, before stumbling zombie-like to the bathroom...
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Elizabeth Driay
Oil Trader - Founder & Advisor at Nishati - Energy Sector
By Violaine REYNIER, Marketing & Customer Experience at Ampersand World
Following an outstanding academic career (including an MBA from ESSEC Business School), Elizabeth Driay started her career on the trading floor at ELF, before moving on to work for some of the biggest names in the oil industry, including Arcadia, Sahara and Sempra, not only in Geneva, but also in Paris, Moscow and Nigeria...

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News in AW’s life

AW launches the first Lunch & Learn!
The 26th of February, 15 selected attendees will discuss about the sensitive subject of the employees on the social media VS the companies’ e-reputation. Tal Schibler – Associate Lawyer and founder of Schibler Hovagemyan Attorneys – will conduct the debates and provide his expertise around a refined lunch!
Ampersand's new partnership with GARP!
We are proud to strengthen links with GARP, the Global Association of Risk Professionals, especially known for delivering the famous Energy Risk Professional (ERP) certification.
> Visit their website

AW Outplacement Solutions
Thanks to our Career Booster coaching solutions, we are now offering full career transitions services.
> You can contact our specialized team on
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CONFERENCE AgroHighTech – Agro-technological Conference
2nd March 2016 I Saratov, Russia
TRADE LAB Operations module - Discover Trading Operations behind the scenes - Back Office Trading
8th, 10th, 15th & 17th March 2016 I Geneva, Switzerland
16th - 20th March 2016 I Marrakech, Morocco
CONFERENCE Connecticut Maritime Association Shipping
21st March 2016 I Stamford, Connecticut
21st March 2016 I Abidjan, Ivory Coast
CONFERENCE Africa Sugar Conference
30th March 2016 I Maputo, Mozambique

TRADE LAB Front Office: Coffee Module - Discover the Coffee Trading World from A to Z
5th, 7th, 12th & 14th April 2016 I Geneva, Switzerland
CONFERENCE Asia Cotton Outlook
27th April 2016 I Dhaka, Bangladesh
EVENT Happy Hours by Ampersand World - by invitation only
28th April 2016 I Geneva, Switzerland

TRADE LAB Risk Module - How to cover yourself to keep Risks as Opportunities in the fast moving world of Commodity Trading
3rd, 10th, 12th may 2016 I Geneva, Switzerland
CONFERENCE Indonesia Electric power Investment
11th may 2016 I Jakarta, Indonesia
TRADE LAB Trade Finance Module - Financing of Energy & Commodities Trading Activities
31st May, 2nd, 7th June 2016 I Geneva, Switzerland
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