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MEGA Maldives Sponsors China Sourcing Fair 2011



Maldives Promotion House – Mega Maldives Airlines, the international flag carrier of the Maldives has announced the airline will be sponsoring a Maldivian buyer’s delegation to the Global Sources’ China Sourcing Fair 2011 to be held in Hong Kong on this October 12th to 15th. The China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components is set to bring you another cost-effective sourcing platform, with over 3,300 booths this autumn at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo, presenting China Sourcing Fair‘s biggest exhibit to date. The Fair will enhance your convenient and profitable China sourcing experience whether you’re a first-time or a regular Fair visitor.

Eight buyers from the Maldivian business community will fly out on 11th of October, to Hong Kong on Mega Maldives Airlines to attend the premier event. These buyers are bona fide importers from the Maldives exploring to expand their business horizons that has been opened by the opportunity created by Mega Maldives Airlines.

The buyers were selected by Mega Maldives Airlines and MultiAero Maldives Pvt Ltd, their cargo agents, after the opportunity was jointly announced on the 25th of July 2011. Multi Aero Maldives Pvt Ltd., incorporated almost a year ago, comprises of a management team with more than 20 years’ experience in Aviation and Cargo handling backgrounds, giving our joint customers and business partners the confidence they need.

Multi Aero Maldives Pvt. Ltd. is the key organizing partner of Mega Maldives Airlines for the Maldivian trade delegation’s trip. CargoFox Services Ltd, their cargo handling partners from Hong Kong, is co-sponsoring the Mega Maldives Trade Delegation. CargoFox Services Limited, is a proficient airlines GSA that is run by a team of experienced ex-airlines Executives.

Mega Maldives sponsorship of the Maldives delegation to the show included reduced air fares to the participants and special rate accommodations provided.

The China Sourcing Fair is one of the premier trade exhibitions in the world. Held Annually, the ‘Crème Dela Crème’ of Chinese’s manufactures and suppliers showcase their products to buyers from all over the world. At a time when national priority is shifting towards a carbon neutral Maldives by the year 2020, the Mega Maldives Trade Delegation’s focus will be on Electronics & Components, Security Products, Solar & Energy Saving Products.

“Quality suppliers in the Greater China region continue to see our show as a unique and highly effective platform for trading with the world’s top buyers,” President of Global Sources Exhibitions, Tommy Wong said. “This October’s Fair is expected be our largest-ever since its inception”. The Show is set to feature over 3,800 booths – which is a 15 percent increase from the event in 2010. Buyer attendance at the upcoming Fair is expected to be ‘vigorous’.”

The Mega Maldives Trade Delegation at the shows will find the pavilions set up at the show to display wares to be a great convenience, as clear product specialization systems by the organizers of the show makes their sourcing more effective and cost-efficient. The Mega Maldives Trade Delegation expects the attendance to the fair will further expand bilateral trade between Maldives and China and create improved chances of export as well as import between the two countries.

“Our Hong Kong service is already popular for sea food export because our non-stop flight reduces spoilage and costs. With this trade delegation, we hope importers can also benefit from this new direct access to the premier buying and shipping point of China. Such access may improve the range of products available to the Maldives. Lower cost imports can contribute to increased standard of living and an improved economy. Both import and export trade opportunities are a win-win for all parties” Mega Maldives Airlines CEO, George Weinmann said.

While the majority of exhibitors for the October 2011 show hail from mainland China, buyers can also have the opportunity to see competitive products from other production centres such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, South Korea and the Philippines.

To boost sourcing productivity for buyers and exhibition investment for suppliers before, during and after the physical shows, the China Sourcing Fair series in Hong Kong this October will be complemented by respective online shows.

Buyers can also find more information and pre-register to get free entry to the shows at

Mega Maldives Airlines also offers competitive rates to Hong Kong flying non-stop.

Economy Class – USD 360 (one way) / USD 600 (return)

Premium Economy – USD 434 (one way) / USD 723 (return)

Business Class – USD 823 (one way) / USD 1371 (return)


THE OZEN COLLECTION welcomes new General Managers: Elisabeth Alleyne at OZEN LIFE MAADHOO and Monica Coppetta at OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI



Elisabeth Alleyne and Monica Coppetta, join as the General Managers at OZEN LIFE MAADHOO and OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI, respectively, continuing with the progressive brand’s tradition of women leading the resorts.

THE OZEN COLLECTION, an exceptional hospitality brand by Atmosphere Core, is thrilled to announce the appointment of two new General Managers: Elisabeth Alleyne at OZEN LIFE MAADHOO, effective from October 2023, and Monica Coppetta at OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI, effective from November 2023. In their new roles, these two veteran leaders will continue to build upon the strong brand foundation of REFINED ELEGANCE, positioning their respective resorts as the destination of choice for sophisticated global travelers.

Elisabeth Alleyne, a Swedish-Barbadian National, brings over two decades of diverse hospitality experience across Europe, the Caribbean, and in leading luxury cruise liners. A passionate leader, Elisabeth is adept at running smooth operations, regardless of the size of the property. She will play a pivotal role as the General Manager of OZEN LIFE MAADHOO, and says, “My leadership style involves inspiring colleagues with creativity, innovation, and dedication, ensuring opportunities for skill building, internal promotions, and professional development. I will always be hands-on and visible in operations, making sure our guests have an unforgettable visit.”

Italian hotelier Monica Coppetta possesses a strong business acumen, a drive for results, and the ability to articulate luxury, having worked in global boutique and luxury environments for over two decades. With a proven track record in delivering results, whether from the perspective of profit, process, or people, Monica is a perfect fit for the role of General Manager at OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI. She states, “I like to connect emotionally with my team, inspiring them to bring their best every day. Creating an inclusive work environment is very important to me, one where women – and all colleagues – are heard, cared for, and have equal opportunities.”

From the very beginning, influential female leaders have shaped the brand. Women are integral to the workforce at THE OZEN COLLECTION, and both properties have always had women General Managers. This appointment further adds to the stellar female senior leadership already in place at Atmosphere Core.

We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion across the company’s portfolio of three brands and eight resorts. And I am delighted to welcome the two talented and dedicated hoteliers, Elisabeth Alleyne and Monica Coppetta to our team.” says Ashwin Handa, the Senior Vice President of Operations at Atmosphere Core.

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Crossroads Maldives appoints Frederic Lebegue as General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel  Maldives



Crossroads Maldives has announced the appointment of Mr. Frederic Lebegue as the  General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Maldives. With a distinguished career spanning over four  decades, Mr. Lebegue brings a wealth of experience and an impressive track record of success  in the dynamic realm of the hospitality industry. 

Hailing from France, Mr. Lebegue is renowned for his value-driven leadership approach, and his  ability to foster development within diverse multicultural teams. His illustrious career includes  pivotal leadership roles at esteemed properties such as Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa,  Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, and Harmonie Golf & Beach Estate in Mauritius, as  Cluster General Manager, Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa Fiji Islands, Double Tree by Hilton Fiji,  Sonaisali Island as Cluster General Manager, and Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort, and Conrad Bali  in Indonesia, as General Manager. 

His invaluable expertise has also significantly contributed to the Maldives tourism industry,  notably during his tenure as General Manager at Waldorf Astoria Maldives (JA Manafaru Maldives), and as the Director of Operations at Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island. Mr. Lebegue’s  ability to orchestrate high-performing teams that resonate with the unique rhythm of Hard Rock  culture and the wealth of Maldives’ experience he brings as a seasoned senior hospitality  professional are truly remarkable. 

Mr. Lebegue has consistently demonstrated his expertise in driving commercial, financial, and  sustainable performance. His accomplishments extend beyond the conventional notes,  encompassing successful tenures at renowned properties, large-scale renovation projects,  innovative team development strategies, and the implementation of resonant corporate social  responsibility programs. Beyond the spotlight of his professional accolades, Mr. Lebegue is not  just a maestro in the hospitality industry; he is a dedicated advocate for community initiatives.  As a board member actively engaged with various foundations supporting education and  sustainability goals, he sets a standard that perfectly harmonizes with the ethos of the Hard  Rock brand as well as one of the core pillars of sustainability goals for the brand – Save the  Planet.  

“We are turning up the volume of excitement as Mr. Lebegue joins us at Hard Rock Hotel  Maldives. His extensive experience, strategic vision, and unwavering commitment to excellence  will be the driving force behind the continued success and growth of our Hard Rock Hotel  Maldives,” stated Mr. Michael Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, and Graham Kiy, Area Vice  President Hotel Operations EMEA – Hard Rock International. “We eagerly anticipate the positive  impact of this much-anticipated addition to our leadership team.” 

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is gearing up for a new era of excellence under Mr. Lebegue’s  guidance, where his passion for the industry will be the main riff in delivering unparalleled  guest experiences. This appointment marks a key chord in the brand’s commitment to providing  a rockin’ stay in the heart of the Maldives.

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Rashid Ahmadzada appointed as Executive Sous Chef at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa



Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Rashid Ahmadzada as the new Executive Sous Chef. With an impressive fifteen years of culinary expertise, Rashid brings a wealth of experience and a passion for creating exceptional dishes that reflect culinary excellence. 

Before joining, Rashid served as Chef De Cuisine at JW Marriott Absheron in Azerbaijan and held various positions in well-established properties across Kazakhstan and Montenegro, consistently delivering outstanding service throughout his career. He is also known for his leadership in the kitchen, embracing his culinary team to achieve collective goals as a team. He is committed to continuously improving through active participation in various training programs and exposures. His dedication to culinary arts aligns seamlessly with Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa’s promises to provide unparalleled dining experiences with Back to Basic twist boasting across seven dining outlets, In Villa Dining, the curated Destination Dining, as well as banquet and catering. 

Beyond the kitchen, Rashid enjoys playing chess, curling himself in good books, and maintaining his fitness through regular exercise. Despite being away from his family, he is excited to embark on this new chapter in the Maldives, captivated by the beauty of the beach and its sunny weather.

Rashid Ahmadzada will be working alongside Executive Chef Riccardo Pinna, and both chefs are enthusiastic about elevating the culinary offerings at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. Together, they aim to bring innovative and delectable dining experiences to guests, making the resort the preferred destination for not only the beauty of its island but also its culinary excellence.

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