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In pictures: The Big 5 in Dubai GalleryMiddle East

The 39th edition of the Middle East’s leading international building and construction show, The Big 5, took place at the end of November. The show was officially opened by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. Over 2,500 global exhibiting companies and more than 30 official country pavilions displayed the latest building solutions and innovative industry products. The Big 5 hosted its first ever FutureTech Construction Summit under...

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Eventful Nov/Dec calendar for ADNEC Middle East

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has been hosting four major events in early December at its ADNEC centre in the Emirati capital. The 13th International Society of Hemodialysis Congress closed on 8 December, having showcased the latest technologies in the field of hemodialysis and nephrology, in addition to advancements in research and clinical practices. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin...

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The rise of the meetings house of Saudi Expert OpinionMiddle East

By Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director Middle East, IBTM Arabia   Historically, the economy in the Middle East has been built on selling oil, with the countries there investing little capital in other sectors. Today, all that has changed. The price of oil has dropped and environmental pressures mean global powers are likely to seek alternatives to it as fuel. Oil-rich Middle Eastern countries have been...

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IBTM World announces DCT Abu Dhabi as Premier Partner for 2019 Middle EastWorld

Organisers of the IBTM trade show brand have announced that the Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) will be its Premier Partner for IBTM World 2019. The deal marks the first time in IBTM World’s 31-year history that it has taken on a Premier Partner. DCT Abu Dhabi will use the agreement to gain access to a highly engaged global audience of...

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Qatar National Tourism Council signs multi-year Diamond Sponsorship deal with UFI Middle EastWorld

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has signed up the Qatar’s National Tourism Council (NTC) as a Diamond Sponsor. The parties have also signed an accompanying Framework Agreement, which looks at ways to develop the exhibition industry in Qatar. NTC joins the top tier of UFI Diamond Sponsors, which entails year-round promotion and engagement with UFI’s global network of members. The agreement will...

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Bahrain International Airshow sees biggest ever order Middle East

The Bahrain International Airshow claims to be the region’s fastest-growing air show and this year’s event, 14-16 November, saw large Saudi orders, including the biggest single order in the show’s history. Saudi orders made up over $3bn of the $5bn total of orders made. Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamed Al Khalifa attended the official opening of a show organised by Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Affairs department in...

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Abu Dhabi petroleum exhibition sees record-breaking 145,000 visitors Middle East

The 21st edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) saw a record-breaking 145,000 visitors. Among those in attendance were industry experts and VIP visitors, alongside the 2,200 exhibiting companies from 67 countries, and 29 country pavilions. Supported by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, and the Abu Dhabi Chamber, the exhibition was held under...

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London ranked #1 for EMEA events in new Carlson Wagonlit survey AfricaEuropeMiddle East

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has unveiled its predictions for the top ten cities in Europe, Middle East & Africa for 2019 events. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published later this week. It features each city’s 2018/17 positions in brackets: London, UK (1/1) Moscow, Russia...

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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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