This year’s GAAPS party was held at the SAF restaurant with a special demonstration from their Executive Chef, Chad Sarno.
Whilst preparing our dinner in front of us he extolled the benefits of a raw-food, vegan diet. Apparently this is the ultimate healthy diet but anyone expecting an array of cold salads would have been blown away by the complexity and delicacy of the dishes that he prepared.
Between courses we had the opportunity to chat, mingle and rotate tables, ensuring an enjoyable and successful evening for all.
Chaim attended the 34th annual conference of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in Tel Aviv as a guest of the British Embassy. The conference included an exciting programme of events to take advantage of this year’s celebrations of Tel Aviv’s centennial.
A welcome cocktail on the first night provided the perfect networking opportunity by the sea and with a backdrop of music and A ‘Cultural Mosaic’ in Old Jaffa and tours of Tel Aviv were an excellent showcase of the vibrancy of this exciting city.
The closing event, at the Arca Club in Tel Aviv Port, was a chance for everyone to dance the night away, let their hair down and celebrate the success of the conference.
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As the only recruiter sponsoring ‘La Nuit des Actuaires,’ GAAPS were proud and privileged to attend the gala on Saturday 28th April. At the lovely location of Le Pavillion Dauphine, it was the sixth year of the event, and it’s not hard to see why this is now a fixed date in everyone’s diary.
As a sponsor, we were invited to enjoy a pre-event buffet with Presidents of Actuarial Institutes, committee members and other sponsors. There were introductions and speeches from Vincent Meister, President of the Kactu’z Association, President of the Institute of French Actuaries Thomas Behar and the guest speaker Julian Oliver, President of Institute of Spanish Actuaries.
The evening was later then opened to the rest of the French actuarial institute and guests. There were different attractions in each different room including a candy room, (with all the sweets you can dream of), a massage parlour (which was a heaven sent to all us ladies in heels); a dancefloor once the heels had had their rest and a live jazz band to name but a few!
The pavilion was filled with actuaries from all the organisations and from all the levels. Everyone seemed to have a blast – we definitely did and we’re already looking forward to next year!
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