Luay Abu-Ghazaleh Commends Cooperation with Jordanian Ministry of Tourism during A Special Concert at Teatro Piccolo Regio of Turin/Italy

29 Nov 2016

TURIN – Deputizing for HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Mr. Luay Abu-Ghazaleh, vice chair of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) and CEO-Managing Partner of Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) highly commended the cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in promoting tourism through musical concerts and events.

Speaking at a special concert held in Turin in Italy on the occasion of introducing the PETRA music project at Teatro Piccolo Regio of Turin as part of the UNESCO global campaign #Unite4Heritage, Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh said that Tourism is an international language.

"HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh has been involved in the tourism sector for a considerable time in his strong belief that tourism is one of the world's fastest growing industries that has a strong and positive impact on the economies of all countries. We believe that through music we can achieve positive results and enhance the image of the region," Luay Abu-Ghazaleh, who is a strong supporter of building bridges between countries through tourism, said.

"This cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism is unique and we believe that more global events should be planned to promote tourism in Jordan and also to tell the world that the Kingdom is a welcoming, safe and hospitable country," Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh who is also the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Jordan added.

Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh is heavily involved in the Arab –Sino relations being the President of the Board of Directors of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh-Confucius Institute which was founded to promote learning Chinese language and culture in Jordan, in order to reach a better mutual understanding between Arab and Chinese cultures.     
"We hope that this concert will open the door to more activities in the field of music and will strengthen the cultural relations between the two countries," he concluded.

Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh, a graduate of Claremont McKenna College with a degree in International Management, is the recipient of the Young President's Organization Alex Cappello Best of the Best Membership Award is a member in various organizations and global entities such as the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Association of European Trade Mark Owners (Marques) and the Canadian Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI) in addition to others.

As the chair of the Young President's Organization and the Young President's Organization, Middle East North Africa Regional, he believes strongly in the power of youth in driving the economy forward especially in the tourism and information technology sectors.  

The full-house concert was attended by Dr. Emad Hijazeen (Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority - Deputy Chief Commissioner representing the Minister of Tourism HE Ms. Lina Annab, and by several representatives of Italian institutions. 

The PETRA initiative is also the result of a joint venture, started in December 2015, between UNESCO Amman Office, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization, the Jordanian National Orchestra Association and the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA). 

The PETRA music project and PETRA album by Luca Aquino and the Jordanian National Orchestra, produced by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International Records, is gaining resonance in Europe and is acclaimed by the music critics. 

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