Automobili Lamborghini’s “The Epic Road Trip” nears its destination with commemorative collectible celebrating the brand’s 60th anniversary

After 7 months of exclusive NFT drops, existing customers will receive a custom collectible to celebrate the iconic supercar manufacturer’s diamond jubilee.

Sant’Agata Bolognese, March 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Automobili Lamborghini has nearly reached the end of “The Epic Road Trip”, an 8-month journey that culminates in a momentous milestone: the legendary brand’s 60th anniversary.

Developed in partnership with INVNT.ATOM™  and Web3 Pro, The Epic Road Trip invites owners and enthusiasts to collect the ultimate set of digital memorabilia to unlock utilities and experiences – including the opportunity to be one of the first to preview the latest Lamborghini model before it’s released to the public.

Collectors of “The Epic Road Trip” will also be rewarded with a variety of utilities and experiences, depending on their level of ownership:

  • Access to Collectors-only Discord community/channel
  • Exclusive mobile and desktop wallpapers
  • Centro Stile sketch from Mitja Borkert, Head of Design
  • GLB file for Lamborghini consumers to experience in the metaverse
  • An intimate VIP tour of the Lamborghini Sant’Agata headquarters
  • Exclusive first look at the latest Lamborghini model

As the 60th anniversary approaches, Lamborghini will leverage this opportunity to bring together in celebration both Lamborghini customers and “The Epic Road Trip” asset holders. “Lamborghini’s commitment to innovation extends beyond our super sports cars and into all aspects of our business – specially as we reach younger generations,” says Christian Mastro Marketing Director of Automobili Lamborghini. “The Epic Road Trip is the latest example of our unconventional approach which has powered us for six decades. As we celebrate 60 years of forward looking attitude, we want to reward customers and fans of the past, present, and future for their loyalty — giving them the chance to get further involvement and connection with the Brand.”

Lamborghini will commemorate the milestone with a 60th-anniversary digital collectible. Those visiting Lamborghini dealerships or attending IRL anniversary celebrations can scan a QR code to claim. At the same time, the commemorative collectible will be airdropped to “The Epic Road Trip” collectors who have purchased 2 or more NFTs across Drops 1 through 8.

In addition, all holders of the commemorative NFT will receive token-gated access to an exclusive, AMA-style session with senior Lamborghini executives discussing Lamborghini’s past, present, and future.

The final drop of “The Epic Road Trip” begins March 20th – 23rd, with the last opportunity for collectors to reach the finish line at Lamborghini NFT Marketplace.

While “The Epic Road Trip” will be concluding soon, this is only the beginning of Lamborghini’s Web3 journey as they continue to develop innovative engagement platforms that deepen their relationship with customers and fans which capture the essence of what it means to be a member of the Lamborghini community.

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About Automobili Lamborghini’s “The Epic Road Trip”

Automobili Lamborghini, together with Web3 Pro and INVNT.ATOM, invite fans, collectors, and enthusiasts to be a part of The Epic Road Trip, a series of digital collectibles that unlock utilities, and experiences – including the opportunity to be one of the first to preview a new Lamborghini model. The collection consists of four NFTs released each month for 8 months, across 4 consecutive days, each available to purchase for 24 hours only. All base collectible NFTs will be limited to an edition of 1,963 and the fourth rare NFT will be available in a limited edition of 63 units. At the very end of the campaign, only those who have acquired all the monthly NFTs issued – either the three base NFTs or three base plus the limited edition – will receive a special NFT revealing the next Lamborghini model.

About INVNT.ATOM™

INVNT.ATOM, part of [INVNT GROUP] THE GLOBAL BRANDSTORY PROJECT™, is an innovation and brand experience agency devoted to helping global brands chart a course, navigate, activate, and create new opportunities at the digital frontier of Web3. Based in Singapore, the collective of strategists, marketers, creators, programmers, matchmakers, and thought leaders, turn strategies into stories and stories into experiences, that engage communities on the global stage. For more information about INVNT.ATOM, visit: www.invntatom.com.

About [INVNT GROUP]™

[INVNT GROUP] was established as an evolution of the founding global live brand storytelling agency INVNT. Led by President and CEO, Scott Cullather, [INVNT GROUP], THE GLOBAL BRANDSTORY PROJECT™ represents a portfolio of disciplines designed to help forward- thinking organizations innovate and impact audiences everywhere. The GROUP consists of modern brand strategy firm, Folk Hero; creative-led culture consultancy, Meaning; production studio & creative agency, HEVĒ; events for colleges and universities, INVNT Higher Ed; digital innovation division, INVNT.ATOM; creative multimedia experience studio, Hypnogram; and the original live brand storytelling agency, INVNT. For more information visit www.invntgroup.com.

About Web3 Pro™

Since 2018, Web3 Pro has been a pioneer in developing innovative technologies that enables enterprise brands, creative agencies, marketing agencies, and their clients to harness the power of Web 3.0, community-based marketing. Our platforms, including the NFT PRO white-label marketplace and HUB engagement platform, are designed with the end customer in mind, which enables successful campaigns and strategies that boost important revenue, engagement, and marketing-related key performance metrics. For more information about Web3 Pro, visit: www.web3pro.com.

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Africa-based SME Accelerator Programme Drives Opportunity for Dubai investors with Second Annual Pitch Event

The MultiChoice Africa Accelerator event, staged by African entertainment company MultiChoice Group in partnership with Dubai-based accelerator C3, will see 11 finalists from across Africa pitch for international funding

Dubai, March 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading African entertainment company MultiChoice Group will today host Middle East and other Global investors at a pitch event for finalists chosen in their MultiChoice Africa Accelerator Programme.

Held in collaboration with technical partner EOH, Galelo Africa and UAE-based social enterprise Companies Creating Change (C3), the programme aims to support the growth and development of SMEs from across the African continent.

While the inaugural event, held at Expo 2020 in January 2022, included only start-ups from South Africa, this year’s iteration has opened up to organisations from more African countries, with finalists from Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Zambia and Ethiopia, along with South Africa. From a base of 29 businesses across 9 African countries, trained by the Accelerator programme in key entrepreneurial skills, 11 have been selected as finalists.  They include:

  • Gradesmatch (South Africa) – helping students and their families transition from education to economic opportunity
  • Botlhale AI (South Africa) – building natural language processing (NLP) tools for African languages
  • Zuri Health (Kenya) – providing affordable and accessible healthcare services to patients across Sub-Saharan Africa via mobile app, website, WhatsApp bot and SMS service
  • Dojah Inc (Nigeria) – end-to-end identity verification and compliance framework to strengthen confidence, credibility, and compliance across digital businesses
  • Crop2Cash (Nigeria) – digital financial service that allows smallholder farmers anywhere in Nigeria to open a bank account on their feature phones in under two minutes, with no internet required
  • Tendo (Ghana) – social commerce platform that enables anyone to sell online with zero capital
  • StarNews Mobile (Ivory Coast) – pan-African media-tech company whose mission is to give financial freedom to African creators from the distribution and monetisation of their digital content globally
  • MaTontine (Senegal) – digitise traditional, African savings groups in order to provide access to financial services for financially excluded women in Africa
  • Taskmoby (Ethiopia) – first digital marketplace in Ethiopia that connects customers with qualified home services providers (e.g. plumbers, cleaners, electricians), leveraging a mobile application, SMS/USSD solutions and a dedicated call centre
  • Mighty Finance Solution Ltd (Zambia) – providing MSMEs in emerging markets with seamless credit and financial solutions using artificial intelligence
  • Tupuca (Angola) – on-demand quick-commerce platform and logistical aggregator of uber-like drivers that allows users to order from multiple vendors and service providers ranging from restaurants, grocery stores, small retailers and courier services

Following the initial training, the 11 finalist start-ups attended a dedicated boot camp in Lusaka, Zambia, to learn more about how to shape their story for international investors, and to get “pitch ready” before their big presentations.

The programme ­­­­forms part of the MultiChoice Innovation Fund, aiming to connect companies with global investors to unlock business opportunities that will enrich their lives, the communities in which they function and the economy at large.

At a time when unemployment challenges and economic instability are high, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are proving to be the engines of economic growth and job creation throughout the African continent.

The MultiChoice Africa Accelerator Programme specifically targets start-ups and small businesses in the technology sectors of health tech, agritech, fintech, edutech, the circular economy, and creative industries.

Global investors participating on a panel today represent some of the UAE’s leading investors and venture-capital firms including Middle East Venture Partners and WAMDA Capital.

“We were delighted to be able to connect our 2022 finalists with investors in Dubai to unlock $16m worth of funding at Expo 2020,” says Fhulufhelo Badugela, MultiChoice Africa CEO.

“Our vision is to build on the impact that this new cohort of SMEs make in their home markets and multiply it beyond what our start-up founders ever believed possible. I have no doubt these small businesses will be able to take everything they’ve learned so far to unlock transformative business funding.”

The event will be facilitated by C3 – a UAE-based social enterprise with a footprint in 17 countries across the Middle East and Africa.

C3 Managing Director Kevin Holliday commented, “The UAE has long held trade and business connections with the African continent, supported by the leadership of the country. There are so many innovative and inspiring start-ups coming out of Africa that really contribute to both grassroots communities and the economy at large.  The Multichoice Africa Accelerator recognises this and it’s something we’re really happy to be able to support.”

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Saudi Arabia Condemns and Denounces Storming of Jenin Palestinian Camp by Israeli Forces

Riyadh, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s condemnation and denunciation of the storming of the Jenin Palestinian camp by Israeli forces, resulting in the death of innocent victims and injuries to others.

The Ministry affirms the Kingdom’s complete rejection of the serious violations carried out by the Israeli occupation forces, expressing its sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and the government and people of Palestine, and its wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.

 

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Arabia Chairs Meeting of Arab Ministerial Quartet Committee on Iran

Cairo, Dr. Abdurrahman Al-Rassi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Multiple International Affairs, chaired a meeting of the Quartet Arab Ministerial Committee at the Arab League headquarters on Wednesday. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss ways to address Iran’s interference in the internal affairs of Arab states and to monitor developments in the crisis.

On the sidelines of the 159th Arab Ministerial Council of the Arab League, the committee reviewed a draft political statement on the crisis with Iran and the Arab responses to it after reviewing a report on the developments provided by the Arab League’s General Secretariat. A draft resolution was also prepared and submitted to the 159th Arab League Council session for approval.

Dr. Al-Rassi also attended the sixth meeting of the Arab Ministerial Committee examining and discussing Turkish interference in Arab states’ internal issues which was chaired by Egypt.

Additionally, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Multiple International Affairs participated in the meeting of the Arab Ministerial Committee concerned with halting Israeli measures in the occupied city of Jerusalem, headed by Jordan. The Secretariat General of the Arab League prepared a report on the most recent developments of the situation in Jerusalem, and the committee discussed the Arab move to stop Israeli measures in the city.

 

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Meets Senior Officials at 5th UN Least Developed Conference

Doha, Minister of Economy and Planning Faisal bin Fadel Al-Ibrahim of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia held talks in Doha, Qatar with senior officials on progress in achieving sustainable development goals and other topics of mutual concern. The meetings were among participants of 5th UN Conference on Least Developed Countries.

Al-Ibrahim discussed with the Secretary General of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, Georges Chikoti, ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields.

He also met with Rola Dashti, the Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia; Lachezara Stoeva, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the United Nations; Rabab Fatima, the U.N. High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.

 

Source: Saudi Press Agency

BIE Enquiry Mission Visits Proposed Riyadh Expo 2030 Site

Riyadh, Members of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) Enquiry Mission paid on Wednesday a visit to the proposed Riyadh Expo 2030 site, and were presented with the capital’s masterplan for the venue which covers 6 million m2.

Accompanied by Fahd Abdulmohsen Al-Rasheed, CEO of the Royal Commission of Riyadh City (RCRC) at the KAFD Metro Station, they were introduced to the efficient, sustainable, and high-tech public transport system, that is at the heart of the city’s infrastructure plan. The delegation also got a chance to discuss the significance of Riyadh city’s future mobility plans.

“We are integrating the Metro in the capital’s intracity infrastructure, ensuring its connectivity to the main sites and accommodation hubs within Riyadh, as part of the city’s mobility initiatives within the Riyadh Sustainability Strategy,” said Al-Rasheed. “Such investments in the capital’s infrastructure demonstrate the support of our Leadership, and of all government institutions, behind the Riyadh Expo 2030 candidacy”, he added.

For an exclusive experience of the fast-growing network, the BIE Enquiry Mission delegation took a ride on Line 4 of the soon-to-be-launched, 176 km long, Riyadh Metro network, which will serve the future Riyadh Expo 2030 site.

During the lunch with Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistics Services, and Ibrahim Al-Omar, Director General of Saudia Group, Al Jasser explained to the delegates that “The whole country is undergoing transformation, and the transport and logistics sector has a key role to play. We have already launched five public transit bus networks across the country, and have developed an inter-city bus service network covering 200 cities and governorates. The Kingdom ranks first on the Global Competitive Road Connectivity Index, next to the USA and Spain.”

Al-Jasser added, “We will increase the Kingdom’s air transport capacity to be able to handle 330 million travellers by 2030, while serving 250 destinations. Moreover, Road and metro links will directly connect the Expo site to the airport and the rest of the city.”

During the afternoon, the BIE Enquiry delegates held a meeting with representatives of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) at its head office in KAFD. They discussed the willingness of the PIF to partner with foreign companies in the areas of construction, cultural programming, events management, etc., to deliver the best-possible World Expo,

The Kingdom’s ambition is to host the first World Expo to go beyond carbon neutrality and to achieve a net overall positive impact. This was the message delivered by Adel Al-Jubeir, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Envoy for Climate, when he met with the BIE delegation. Al-Jubeir declared that Expo 2030 will contribute to the Saudi Green Initiative and the Riyadh Sustainability Strategy. Everything would be done “to ensure Riyadh Expo 2030 follows the values of environmental protection”.

The day concluded with a dinner in the company of senior government officials and RCRC leadership at Riyadh Downtown, where the delegation experienced the historic district of Al Daho.

 

Source: Saudi Press Agency