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A revitalised focus on business events FeaturesMiddle EastWorld

Abu Dhabi is seeing a strong return on its campaign for business events, and new incentives hope to continue the trend. Last year almost 4.9 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments, a 9.8 per cent rise year-on-year. While the United Kingdom remains the largest European source market, registering a 13 per cent rise rise to more than 270,000, expanding infrastructure...

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Judges revealed for UK pavilion at Dubai 2020 World Expo Middle EastWorld

The judging panel has been announced for the UK pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Expo 2020 is billed as a ‘festival of human ingenuity’, and will take place in Dubai from 20 October 2020 until 10 April 2021. The first Expo was held in 1851, known then as the World Expo, and took place in Crystal Palace to showcase the inventions of the industrial revolution....

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Smart manufacturing is taking off at Dubai Airshow 2019 AsiaMiddle East

The Dubai Airshow has announced that its upcoming 2019 event will focus heavily on smart manufacturing. There will be an exhibition pavilion and a knowledge sharing conference dedicated to the topic, where industry insiders will discuss the future benefits of smart manufacturing for affordability, quality, and customisation. Smart manufacturing aims to make use of advanced information and manufacturing technologies, to enable flexibility in physical processes....

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BREAKING: UFI’s Global Congress to take place in Oman Middle EastWorld

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry announced today, 5 July, that the 2020 UFI Global Congress will be held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, and will be hosted by the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC). The UFI board of directors made the decision to take the UFI Global Congress to Muscat, Oman, during their meeting on 2 May in Verona. UFI president,...

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dmg events is open for business in Saudi Arabia EuropeMiddle EastRegionWorld

dmg events establishes office to use as base for the company’s events throughout the Kingdom. Having been granted a Saudi investment licence by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) earlier this year, dmg events, a leading international events company, has now established a 100% owned business unit and opened a new office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which will be used as a base for...

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ADNEC joins the Global Exhibitions Day celebrations Middle EastWorld

Global Exhibitions Day (GED) is marked 6 June as a strategic global event aimed at highlighting the significant contributions made by the MICE sector worldwide. Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) was one of the main supporters of the GED initiative, which began in 2016 and is now supported by 40 exhibition industry associations and coordinated by UFI, the Global Association of the exhibition industry. Humaid...

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Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre launches convention centre Middle East

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) has launched its convention centre, as announced at IMEX in Frankfurt on 16 May. Part of the new Madinat Al Irfan urban development in Muscat, which is being developed by Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), the executive arm for the development of the tourism sector in the Sultanate of Oman. The purpose built centre now offers two ballrooms...

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Kuwait’s Agility posts near-30% jump in first quarter profit Middle East

Kuwait-based logistics provider, Agility, has reported a Q1 net profit of KD18.9m (US$62.6m), up 29.8 per cent over Q1 last year, 8 May. Revenue for the quarter reached KD371.8m, an increase of 16 percent over the same period in 2017, the company said in a statement, adding that EBITDA was KD37.7m, a rise of 22.6 per cent. Agility also said it enjoys a healthy balance...

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CultureSummit 2018 Abu Dhabi calls attention to unexpected collaborations GalleryMiddle East

A global gathering of over 400 delegates from more than 80 countries recently attended the CultureSummit 2018 at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi to discuss the role that culture plays in addressing global challenges including poverty, extremism, climate change and heritage preservation. Under the theme of ‘Unexpected collaborations: forging new connections between heritage and innovation, near and far, creativity and purpose,’ the four-day summit took place from 8-11...

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Venue ventures AsiaEuropeFeaturesMiddle EastRegionVideosWorld

From AI  to Dubai, Exhibition World turns attention on the latest and greatest of venues and exhibitions worldwide, as featured in the January 2018 edition of EW. 1. Dubai’s Expo 2020 Hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Expo 2020 is the first World Expo to be staged in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region in the 167-year history of the...

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