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41 Events maltatoday, SUNDAY, 27 MARCH 2016 Famalco Group has recently or- ganised a go-karting mini cham- pionship at Ta' Qali, as part of the Group's ongoing commitment of enhancing and strengthening its employees' relations. A battle till the last lap, attendees experienced excitement, adrenaline, and bumpy rides, but above all a fun activity with colleagues. A few less adven- turous employees offered their much appreciated support to their counterparts over some fresh re- freshments, whilst having the op- portunity to socialize in a more re- laxing environment. Famalco Group's Events Commit- tee reiterated that staff events are essential to strengthen the team spirit within the Group. The com- pany's directors fully endorse all the initiatives that are organised and are committed to assist in making the events a success which contribute to the Group's identity and team build- ing. Famalco Group is an evolving organisation with a constant drive for new business ventures and growth opportunities. If you be- lieve that you have the right quali- ties to contribute to the Group and to your high-level career growth, you are invited to visit our website on, call on 2339 2339 or send an email to HR@Famalco.Net. Emirates SkyCargo tops Air Cargo Excellence Awards Emirates SkyCargo has once again topped the industry with its win in the Air Cargo Ex- cellence Awards organised by Air Cargo World. The annual awards recognise the best air cargo companies and airports in the airfreight industry and are based on the Air Cargo Excel- lence Survey which was estab- lished in 2005. Customers rate the finalists on several factors, including the quality of customer service, such as tracking of shipments and electronic air waybill (e-AWB) capabilities; performance, such as timeliness of delivery and space availability; and value, such as competitiveness of rates, route network and quality of special services. Emirates Sky- Cargo, which achieved the high- est scores on these performance factors, was given the Diamond award, the top placing for the category of air carriers with over 1 million annual freight tonnes carried. "Emirates SkyCargo's long- established commitment of "De- livered as Promised" is the vision that drives our business in every market that we operate. It is the collective hard work of a com- mitted team of people in every part of our operation that makes the daily fulfilment of this cus- tomer promise possible," said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Division- al Senior Vice President, Cargo. Emirates SkyCargo is the larg- est international airline cargo operator in the world. Its route network connects cargo cus- tomers to 150 cities on six con- tinents, including 27 gateways in Africa, 16 in the Middle East, and in 18 in the Far East. Cargo hold capacity comprises Emir- ates' f leet of more than 240 aircraft, including 15 freight- ers – 13 Boeing 777-Fs and two B747-400ERFs. With an established reputa- tion for the highest standards of product quality in support- ing business logistics, the air cargo leader achieves customer satisfaction through innovation, f lexibility and the constant re- finement of service levels. Emirates operates daily sched- uled f lights between Malta and Dubai. Emirates f lies twice weekly to Malta, on Mondays and Wednesdays, via Larnaca in Cyprus, and on Sundays, Tues- days, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays the airline operates the Dubai - Malta route on a cir- cular routing via Tunis in Tuni- sia. The return f light f lies direct from Malta to Dubai. Emirates SkyCargo is located on the First Floor at MIA Departures and can be contacted on tel. no 2557 7255 ext 4, or at skycargomla@ Famalco Group go go-karting Fiat at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show Fiat has chosen the Geneva Mo- tor Show as the stage on which to give the international press a first glimpse of the complete Tipo fam- ily, winner of the recent prestigious Autobest "Best Buy Car" award for 2016. The 4-door sedan was in fact joined by the all-new 5-door and Station Wagon versions. Since its world première at the Istanbul Motor Show in May 2015 and its presentation to the inter- national press last November, the Fiat Tipo has collected the prestig- ious Autobest "Best Buy Car 2016" award, chosen by a jury of 26 jour- nalists from the most authoritative European car magazines. The star of the stand was the New Fiat 500, created to face fu- ture market challenges while re- maining true to its own deep roots. Developed by the Fiat Style Centre, the city car has a refreshed exte- rior and interior design, which is unmistakably 500 and even more attractive. It has not grown in size but it is packed with more technol- ogy, engine versions and customi- sation ideas: the icon has evolved and further refined the features that have turned it into a master- piece. All FIAT cars have very diverse vocations and characters but share the same common matrix: the iconic 500. There is even room for the traditionally stylish and com- fortable Panda, complete with a cameo from "Kung Fu Panda", a fun Show Car which will be auc- tioned to benefit Conservation In- ternational and preserve the habi- tat of the other Panda Other models on display in- cluded the 500X sporting the off- road Cross Plus trim level and one showcasing the Lounge trim level features, two models that are lead- ing the segment in terms of tech- nology and safety systems. Visitors to the Geneva Motor Show were also able to admire a 500L Trekking in the exclusive two-tone combination of matt grey with matt black roof, part of the new S Pack, and the Beats hi-fi system. The S Pack—which is be- ing unveiled at the show and will be available from April is unique in looks and features. The FIAT Stand in Geneva used sophisticated symbolism and el- egance to attract visitors. The theme of the installation is duality and the complementarity of op- posing elements, as summarised by the Yin and Yang concept. In other words, mutually related ele- ments that constantly alternate through changes in the state of equilibrium. In short, the stand represents the two functional and exciting worlds that characterise the Fiat brand. On the white side, to the left of the stand, models were character- ised by simplicity, functionality and convenience: the features that have always marked the Fiat brand. Even so, over the course of its his- tory, Fiat has created thrilling ve- hicles that have become a fashion icon. "Value for money" and "Dol- ce vita", typically Italian values, are both part of the brand's DNA. On the black side, to the right, FIAT exhibited those vehicles that em- body seduction and ambition. From an architectural point of view, the underlying construction that defines the space looks like a fluid and harmonious structure with a contemporary edge. Rebranding Frank Salt Real Estate As one of Malta's most renowned real estate companies, Frank Salt has also become one of the island's most recognisable brands. While the brand will doubtlessly retain the integrity and experience associated with it, the logo has re- cently been revamped to make it more visually current and appealing to today's customers. To this effect, Frank Salt Real Es- tate's rebranding process was led by the company's chief operating officer Darren de Domenico. De Domenico joined the team towards the end of 2014, and this exercise quickly became one of his primary goals. Now, with the process com- plete, he is pleased that the brand has come to clearly reflect the mod- ern approach taken by this leading real estate agency but yet maintain- ing the core principals and history of the company. "Identity is very important in to- day's world and I believe in its in- trinsic value," he says. "Clients look for an identity they can recognise – whether it is a logo, an office de- sign or style of corporate commu- nication. It was time for us to bring all of that together and, as a result, we have now rolled out our new corporate design, together with a revamped logo, which I trust clearly represents who we are." Darren explains that the team worked hard to determine exactly what the company wished to por- tray. "The Frank Salt Real Estate brand was already very established and recognised as a leading brand, so we knew we wanted to maintain what it represented while still bring- ing it forward to reflect its present and future approach," he says. The team invested a great deal of time and effort in developing the new logo. "We engaged and worked with one of the top branding firms to create the new logo and went into great detail to establish precisely what we wanted our logo to convey – and I assure you there was quite a number of important factors that needed to be communicated" con- tinues De Domenico. "Frank Salt Real Estate is a com- pany with nearly fifty years' experi- ence and remains the most trusted real estate company on the market. Today the brand is recognised as a bench mark in the real estate sec- tor in Malta and when it comes to service, professionalism, values and integrity, Frank Salt is a by far the leader – It was therefore important that our new logo communicated all this, and more." In fact, the new logo effectively manages to capture the company's history, as well as its future. It com- bines elements of Frank Salt's trade- mark 'house', which was very visible on the old logo, but has now been minimised to a modern outline of a roof, which as a result allows one to focus on the actual brand name. The logo still highlights that the company was established in 1969. "This longevity is important to us and to our customers, so it was vital that this was still incorporated, as it helps to confirm our experience in the market," continues De Do- menico. Furthermore, the company's cor- porate colour palette has also by updated and is now stronger and bolder. The hues chosen reflect the rich green applied to traditional Maltese balconies and apertures, together with a touch of Sunkissed Gold, which successfully maintain the brand's classic sensibility. "This is an exciting time for Frank Salt Real Estate. We are now midway through a five-year plan launched in 2014 and we have already achieved and surpassed most of the ambi- tious set targets – in fact we have succeeded in doubling our sales in two years. Meanwhile, as part of our expansion plan, we will shortly be opening new offices in Ibragg, Mo- sta, San Gwann, Fgura and Cospic- ua, and we are currently looking for sales and letting consultants who wish to join us and share the suc- cess," De Domenico concludes. Famalco Group employees at their fun outing Darren de Domenico

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