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20 November 2014
Armani Hotel, Dubai, UAE

DNV GL turned 150 in 2014, as the common history of the newly merged classification society dates back to 1864, when Det Norske Veritas (DNV) was formed in Oslo. Germanischer Lloyd (GL) was established in Hamburg three years later, in 1867. Also in 2014, DNV GL marked Year One of the enlarged company, as the merger between the two leading classification societies was finally confirmed in September 2013.

DNV GL decided to use its 150th anniversary to position itself as a dynamic and forward-looking company. A range of external events were held in various locations worldwide with the final one taking place in Dubai on Thursday, November 20th, at the Armani Hotel.

Over 150 of DNV GL’s top partners and clients, including leading representatives from the shipping and maritime industries, attended the Inspirational Forum which featured a talk show moderated by Saya Kitasei.

In addition to the talk show the guests enjoyed a drinks reception and gala dinner at the Armani pavilion.

Flagship Events, as the local event management company, in cooperation with Gyro, Norway, contributed to the success of this occasion, providing a full package of event management services, including stage design, audio-visuals and setting up for gala dinner and talk show. Flagship was also responsible for F&B planning and management, event branding, venue setup, management and liaison, the selection of artistic performances and the Master of Ceremonies and stage management.

Thank you, Trevor and the entire team at Flagship Events for making DNV GL’s Year One – 150 Years Anniversary Celebration in Dubai on Thursday 20th November, 2014 a tremendous success.

The choice of Yalda Hakim as the master of ceremony, the arrangements at the Inspirational Forum, and a fine production at the Gala Dinner celebration at the Armani Hotel Dubai made it a memorable night for our valuable partners, our guests, and all at DNV GL.

Thank you again and I wish you all every success!

Frederick Leo Ebers, Vice President, Regional Manager for the Middle East & India,DNV GL - Maritime