Tag: Dubai

US$40m worth of deals done in the first two days of Dubai WoodShow Middle East

Deals worth US$40m were closed in the first two days of Dubai WoodShow, with organisers reporting sales of 40% of the items displayed in the first two days. Dubai WoodShow, set up in 2006, has grown to become the only dedicated trade show in the Middle East for the wood and woodworking machinery industry. Experts at the show anticipate that the global market for engineered...

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dmg signs UN Women Empowerment Principles to bring gender equality to construction World

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, dmg events has signed the UN’s Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs), after participating in SNC-Lavalin’s Middle East Diversity & Inclusion business network event, “Empowering Women in Construction”. The event was also attended by Alice Laugher, a member of the Steering Committee for the UN Global Compact local network in the UAE and chair of the UN WEPs taskforce for the region. dmg...

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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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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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Plan for Pavilion USA 2020 revealed in Dubai World

As Osaka was recently announced as the 2025 host of the World Expo, preparations are ramping up for the Dubai Expo 2020 edition, including the unveiling an architectural model of the US$60m Pavilion USA 2020. Designed by Curtis W. Fentress, the pavilion will include a tour of the American experiences currently being designed by Detroit-based George P. Johnson Experiential Marketing. Construction of the pavilion will...

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In pictures: the 57th ICCA Congress in Dubai Gallery

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) helds its 57th Congress in Dubai 10-14 November. A new President, Interim CEO and 10 awards to leading women in the sector were highlights, as well as four days of content-driven sessions and keynotes. The social highlight was the gala evening in the desert.  

James Rees elected new ICCA President World

ExCeL London’s Executive Director James Rees was elected the new President of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) at the General Assembly during the association’s 57th Congress in Dubai, 11 November. He was first elected to the ICCA Board in 2012 and became Vice-President in 2017. In a powerful speech to delegates, Rees said: “I will use ICCA’s strengths to drive innovation and creativity.” Rees succeeds Nina...

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Dubai on the cutting edge for event tech Asia

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has debuted its Event Plus online platform, a digital asset that provides exhibitors and contractors with a seamless and transparent point of access to DWTC’s products and services. The online platform has been created to simplify the experience for event organisers, contractors and companies exhibiting at events held at DWTC. It is aligned with UAE Vision 2021 launched by His...

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GIG appointed caterer for UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai AsiaEuropeWorld

Following a highly competitive tender process, specialist event and hospitality caterer GIG, part of the Global Infusion Group, has been awarded the hospitality services contract for the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The Pavilion will be the centrepiece of the UK’s presence at the Expo 2020 Dubai – highlighting leading British expertise in artificial intelligence and the space sector. Produced by the London and...

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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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