Tag: middle east


The Big Interview: ADNEC CEO Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri Features

EW meets the driving force behind the venue jewel in Abu Dhabi’s exhibition crown, Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.   What first attracted you to work in the events industry? With a background in finance and banking, I joined Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company in 2005. The exhibitions and events sector was quickly developing in Abu Dhabi and...

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Qatar foundation announces 50% female panel pledge Middle East

Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, vice chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation (QF), has made a pledge that women will make up at least half the panel speakers at all its conferences and events, locally and internationally. QF is a non-profit organization made up of more than 50 entities working in education, research, and community development. The pledge means participants in discussions...

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Messe Frankfurt Middle East appoints new Managing Director Europe

As of March, Simon Mellor will be the new Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, Messe Frankfurt’s subsidiary in Dubai. He will be taking over from Ahmed Pauwels, who has decided to leave the company for personal reasons.  As Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, explains: “We are delighted to have secured Simon Mellor for our subsidiary in the Middle...

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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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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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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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