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IBTM Arabia partners with ICCA Middle East to host MICE Knowledge Platform Middle East

IBTM Arabia has announced the first details of the Knowledge Programme for its 2019 event, which will take place at Jumeirah Etihad Towers from 25-27 March. New this year is a ‘MICE Knowledge Platform’ – two specially tailored sessions in association with ICCA Middle East. The first session, ‘Business approaches across cultures’, will bring together panel members from across the MENA region to debate the...

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UFI to take its April MEA conference to Dubai Middle East

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has announced its regional conference in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region will take place on 8-9 April at Dubai World Trade Centre. The theme for the 2019 conference will be ‘Embracing change, looking forward to the future’, and the event will bring together exhibition professionals from the MEA region to discuss opportunities related to ongoing...

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Minister opens ‘record’ ArabPlast 2019 Middle East

His Excellency Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development, opened the biggest plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region on 6 January. The exhibition, held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre ArabPlast 2019, illustrates just why petrochemicals are set to account for nearly half the growth in world oil demand...

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Israel innovation on show at BigData Healthcare conference in April Middle East

Tel Aviv is to host for the first time, 16 April 2019, the International BigData – Healthcare conference. The event, organised by Big Data TLV, will focus exclusively on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the healthcare sector. The full-day event is aimed at clinicians, researchers, venture capitalists and startup representatives and organisers are confident of attracting a truly international audience of delegates and exhibitors....

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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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