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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

Over 100 companies for Power-Gen ME conference

Posted on 10/10/2002

Over 100 companies will be participating in the upcoming POWER-GEN Middle East Conference which will be held from October 21-23 at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre under the patronage of HH. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the support of Sheikh Dhiyab bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Director of the Presidential Court and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, ADWEA. Organised by the internationally ...  >>MORE

Energy Generation Exhibition and Conference to be held in Abu Dhabi in October

Posted on 09/09/2002

Energy Generation Exhibition and Conference will be held here at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibitions Centre from October 21 to 23. The event will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the support of Sheikh Dhiyab bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Director of the Presidential Court and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, ADWEA. In a press conference held yesterday at ...  >>MORE

GEC issues "Vision" magazine

Posted on 01/09/2002

The General Exhibitions Corporation, GEC, will issue a special magazine every quarter of a year to help promote the GEC and its activities. The first issue of the "Vision" includes several articles, interviews, GEC news flashes and reports on the UAE exhibition industry. It also includes detailed schedules of events and exhibitions, organised by the GEC during the 2002-2003 exhibition season, major exhibitions in the Middle East and the Arab world. In an interview with Sheikh Hamed bin ...  >>MORE

UAE trade expo in Ethiopia in October

Posted on 27/08/2002

In line with the directives of Dubai Crown Prince and Minister of Defence, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, DCCI, in cooperation with Ports and Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing are organising the 2nd UAE trade Exhibition in Ethiopia between 10 to 13 October 2002 in Addis Ababa. A large number of companies and factories specialising in foodstuff, plastic household, paper manufacturing and ...  >>MORE

Arab hunting show to feature latest products

Posted on 27/08/2002

Guns and fun will be the focus of the sixth edition of the Arab Hunting Show being held in Dubai from Sept.23 to 26 this year. It will see the addition of the Arabian Adventure Show, which is being held for the first time. Reputed gun manufacturers from the UK, Germany, Italy, France, the US, Czech Republic and Russia will display their products, while well-known hunting safari and tour operators will highlight their wild game trophies from Spain, the US and the African region to draw tourists, ...  >>MORE

UAE in Morocco opens

Posted on 12/07/2002

Prince Rashid, brother of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, opened yesterday the UAE fair in Morocco, which is being held under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan. About 35 companies and a number of government organisations are participating in the fair, which is being organised by the General Exhibition Corporation (GEC) in collaboration with the UAE Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce and the Ministry of ...  >>MORE

UAE exhibitors get a big boost

Posted on 06/07/2002

UAE exhibitors have been granted free transportation of their products to a fair in Morocco next week and other UAE exhibitions abroad in line with a decision by Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces. Sheikh Mohammed, who heads the General Exhibitions Corp (GEC), gave the orders to encourage local companies to participate in the July 11-15 'UAE in Morocco' exhibition and other fairs showing domestic products. "This decision will have a ...  >>MORE

UAE participates in Syria's 5th Arab Documentation Exhibition

Posted on 01/07/2002

Damascus - The Abu Dhabi-based Centre for Documentation and Research, CDS, will participate for the first time in the 5th Syrian Arab Documentation Exhibition to be inaugurated today in Damascus. Ali Saif Sultan, UAE Ambassador to Syria, said that the Centre's participation in the event was in line with the strong ties between the Syria and the UAE. The CDS will display a number of historical documents in the exhibition that will continue until the July 10. Established in 1968, the CDS is one ...  >>MORE

UAE second trade exhibition in Ethiopia to be held in October

Posted on 25/06/2002

The Second UAE Trade exhibition in Ethiopia will be held in October from 10-13, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced yesterday. To be held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the exhibition is set to boost the two-way trade opportunities between the UAE and Ethiopia, said Abdul Rahman Ghanim Al Mutaiwee, General Director of Dubai Chamber of Commerce. About 15 firms have so far confirmed their participation in the exhibition. Bilateral trade between Ethiopia and the UAE recorded ...  >>MORE

GEC's participation in Eurosatory hailed

Posted on 22/06/2002

Saif Sultan Mubarak Al Aryani, UAE Ambassador to France, lauded the excellent participation of the General Exhibitions Corporation (GEC) in the current Eurosatory International Defence Exhibition in Paris. Al Aryani said that the GEC's outstanding presence is considered as a conclusive evidence for the attention given by the corporation for its external participation in specialised international exhibitions. Al Aryani also lauded the great efforts being exerted by the GEC's delegation in ...  >>MORE

UAE show in Tehran gets good response

Posted on 16/06/2002

The second UAE Trade Exhibition held in Tehran from June 10 to 13, ended on a positive note with business interest generated worth in access of Dh700 million and visitors registration exceeding 40,000, according to organisers. This year's UAE Trade Exhibition in Iran was complimented by a high-level business delegation from the UAE, led by Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, President of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), which created the ground for further cooperation between the business ...  >>MORE

UAE commercial exhibition in Tehran next June

Posted on 30/05/2002

The Second UAE commercial exhibition will be held the Iranian capital, Tehran, next June under the patronage of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence. Some local commercial, industrial and service companies will take part in the exhibition, which is to be held June 10 -13 for the second consecutive year with the aim of bolstering economic ties with Iran. The event is to be organized by Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Authority in ...  >>MORE

UAE best exhibition organiser in Mideast: industry expert

Posted on 16/05/2002

The UAE exhibition industry earned last year more than 100 million dollars in 2001, an increase of 20 per cent over 2000, a UAE official said yesterday. 'The UAE is a premier organiser of conferences and exhibitions in the Middle East thanks to its modern infrastructure,' said Fares Al Yabhouni, Director General of the General Exhibition Corporation, GEC, at a lecture before the Afro-Arab training programme on development of exhibition industry. Al Yabhouni, also Director General of the Abu ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi offers free venue for Arab exhibitors

Posted on 07/05/2002

In a sign of greater economic cooperation among Arab countries, exhibitors from the Arab world will be allowed to hold exhibitions in Abu Dhabi free of cost to promote the products and services of their countries. Meanwhile, the 'Made in UAE' series, making its debut in Yemen later this month will be held not only in Arab countries but in Asia and Africa too. The General Exhibitions Corp (GEC) and the UAE Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, will jointly coordinate with embassies of ...  >>MORE

Yemen first destination for 'Made in UAE' exhibition caravan

Posted on 05/05/2002

The "Made in UAE” exhibition series will be officially launched on Monday in Abu Dhabi. The Yemeni capital Sana'a will be the first destination of the UAE caravan, where "Made In UAE” will participate with the largest international pavilion at the Yemen 4th International Trade Exhibition from May 20 to 26. UAE pavilion will be the largest in the fair occupying 1400 sq m. of the exhibition's space. Saeed Saif Bin Jabr Al Suweidi, Chairman of the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and ...  >>MORE

UAE Second Exhibition due in Iran

Posted on 30/04/2002

The Emirates Second Exhibition will be held in Iran between 10-13 June, according to the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, DCCI. In a statement issued yesterday, the DCCI, said the exhibition will be sponsored by the Dubai, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ports Corporation, Free Zone, and Department of Tourism and Marketing. Al Sayed Abdul Salam, Chief of the organising company, INDEX, said the exhibition will occupy a space of 500 sq.m. where 61 companies will demonstrate their ...  >>MORE

GEC to hold 'Made in UAE' exhibitions

Posted on 07/04/2002

General Exhibitions Corp (GEC) plans to hold the 'Made in UAE' exhibitions in Turkey, Iran, Jordan and Yemen, according to a senior official. Ahmed Al Mansouri, head of media and public relations at GEC, told trade and industry officials in Turkey that the GEC would be holding the 'Made in UAE' exhibitions in some of these Middle East countries. The delegation held high level talks with several senior officials in Turkey, including the Turkish minister of trade and industry. The talks ...  >>MORE

Major book fair opens in Abu Dhabi today

Posted on 07/04/2002

The 12th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair gets underway at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation today. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, will inaugurate the fair. The organisers, said that the fair will see 574 publishing houses, representing 334 publishers, and a large presence of foreign publishing houses. The book fair will hold a number of cultural, theatrical and literary activities this year, according to organisers. (The Khaleej ...  >>MORE

Education expo attracts over 300 institutions

Posted on 07/04/2002

Over 300 international academic institutions from over 30 countries are participating in the 14th Gulf Educational and Training Exhibition from April 9 to 12 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The exhibition will give access to over 45,000 education courses and programmes. Last year over 20,000 students, parent, teachers and manpower specialists attended the show. (The Khaleej Times) ...  >>MORE

33 local artists display works at exhibition

Posted on 22/03/2002

Some 33 local artists have displayed 67 pieces of their work at an exhibition of portraits, 'Expressions of Faces', at Sharjah Art Museum. The exhibition opened on Wednesday by Abdullah Al Owais, Director General, Sharjah Department of Culture and Information (DCI), was organised by the DCI and the Emirates Fine Art Society to promote artists and their work in the UAE. Hisham Al Madloum, Director at the DCI's directorate of art, said the artwork displayed spoke volumes about the great talent of ...  >>MORE

Rare notes, coins on display in Sharjah

Posted on 25/02/2002

Currency notes and coins the UAE has used over the last century are on display at an exhibition in Bait Al Gharbi in the Sharjah Heritage Area. The event takes on added interest in view of the fact that the country has been the region's premier trade hub for decades, and that the exhibits have been the tools that facilitated commercial transactions, Department of Culture & Information officials suggested yesterday, according to a report in "Gulf News.” The earliest official UAE paper currency ...  >>MORE

Exhibition portrays UAE's progress

Posted on 16/01/2002

A unique historical exhibition of the UAE and the Arabian Gulf, that transports onlookers into a bygone age, was inaugurated at the Abu Dhabi Marina Mall yesterday by Khalfan Ali Mussabeh, Assistant Under-Secretary for Arts and Culture at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation, and Wayne Scherger, Manager of the Marina Mall. The exhibition, which will continue until January 25, has been organised by the Foundation in association with the Ministry of Information and Culture, and sponsored by the ...  >>MORE

Permanent exhibition of Palestinian products in UAE

Posted on 10/01/2002

Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Sharjah Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler, today said that the organisation of Al Aqsa Intifada (uprising) exhibition for Palestinian industries aims at supporting the resistance of Palestinian people through the support of Palestinian national economy, the promotion of Palestinian products and the exemption of Palestinian goods from Customs fees. This came during a meeting with Saadi Karnaz, Palestinian Minister of Industry and other Palestinian ...  >>MORE

GEC signs deal for security trade show

Posted on 09/01/2002

The General Exhibitions Corp (GEC) yesterday signed an agreement with one of Germany's biggest exhibitions organisers bringing to Abu Dhabi the Middle East's largest security trade show. Security & Safety Middle East 2003 is expected to be the region's largest exhibition dedicated to specialised equipments in the field. The event which will take place during 5-8 October, 2003 will be held under the patronage of Major General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, undersecretary, Ministry of ...  >>MORE

A photo show on Afghanistan

Posted on 08/01/2002

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Charitable and Humanitarian Works will organise a photo exhibition on Afghan tragedy at Dubai Press Club from January 8 to 10. Held under the theme "Afghanistan : A wound of humanity”, the event is being organised in collaboration with the Abdullah Murad Groups and local newspapers. The show would feature 48 photos shot by local media photographers while they were covering critical events at the Foundation's camp. The exhibition is aimed at ...  >>MORE

Mohammed opens Big 5 show

Posted on 28/10/2001

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, inaugurated today the Big 5 construction and contracting exhibition at Dubai World Trade Centre. After cutting the traditional red ribbon, Sheikh Mohammed made a 60-minute tour of various pavilions of the three-day event to see the latest technology and products in construction industry. The opening ceremony was attended by Humaid bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister for Water and Electricity, Sheikh Hashar ...  >>MORE

Third Child Festival to be held in Abu Dhabi from October 30

Posted on 27/10/2001

The Third Child Festival will be held in Abu Dhabi from October 30 to November 7 under the patronage of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the President's wife and Chairperson of the UAE Women's Federation. Held this year under the theme 'Smile to Children', the festival will focus attention on children's causes at the local and international levels. A conference will be organised alongside the festival to discuss and highlight child-related issues. Prominent world figures will speak at the ...  >>MORE

'Made in the UAE' exhibition goes international

Posted on 23/10/2001

Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Executive Council Member and Chairman of the Economic Department in Abu Dhabi, the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the General Exhibitions Corporation today signed a joint project agreement under which the GEC is to be appointed the sole organiser for the 'Made in the UAE' series of exhibitions, both locally and internationally. The agreement was signed in the presence of Saeed Saif bin Jabr Al Suweidi, ...  >>MORE

UAE Security lures investors: Hamdan

Posted on 17/10/2001

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan said the that security, stability and comprehensive economic development the UAE enjoys today were more than enough to win the trust and confidence of investors and industrialists who rush to the country from various parts of the world. In a statement after touring GITEX 2001 where he familiarised himself with the latest Information Technology equipment show, Sheikh Hamdan said that the fact that GITEX2001 attracted ...  >>MORE

UAE to host first IT Summit

Posted on 17/10/2001

The Emirates Media Incorp. and the Dubai Internet City, DIC, will jointly host an Arab Information Technology Summit in Dubai on October 14 and 15, 2002, a press release from the DIC said today. The summit, which is the first of its kind in the Arab world is to be held under the auspices of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister. According to the press release, the idea of convening such a summit was initiated by the UAE during the Arab summit ...  >>MORE

Arab jewellery show in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 17/10/2001

The 9th Arab Jewellery and Watch Show 2001, will be held in Abu Dhabi from October 31 to November 4 at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibitions Centre, the organisers of the event in Abu Dhabi said yesterday. Walid Mohamed Saleh, general manager of the Emirates Exhibition Services, organisers of the event, said that over the years with the growth in the imports of precious stones, diamonds, gold and jewellery, there has been a corresponding increase the participants in the exhibition, according ...  >>MORE

UAE to mark World Food Day

Posted on 16/10/2001

The UAE will mark the World Food Day, which is organised by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO. In an address on the occasion, Saeed Mohammed Al Ragahbani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, highlighted the UAE share of the world's interest to secure food for all countries in the world. Al Ragahbani said this year's slogan "Fighting Hunger to End Poverty” reflects the pillars of agricultural policy adopted by FAO in its general food programme. He added that this ...  >>MORE

Dubai expo sector posts solid growth

Posted on 25/08/2001

Dubai's exhibitions and incentive sectors witnessed a solid growth in the recent past and, as a result, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has embarked on a massive expansion project, scheduled to be completed in June 2003. Exhibitions and incentive sectors contribute to nearly 30 per cent of the city's total tourist intake, according to a DWTC official. Last year, over a million trade delegates and visitors came to Dubai for over 50 trade exhibitions managed by DWTC. They also fetched over a ...  >>MORE

Dubai Airport to host trade expo in October

Posted on 14/08/2001

A new trade exhibition aimed at the region's booming logistics industry will be held at the Dubai Airport Exhibition Centre in October, a statement said on Monday. The show titled "Materials Handling and Distribution 2001" will cover different aspects of the industry including freight and cargo, warehousing, automation, transport, logistics, packaging, ports, terminals and free zones. "The Dubai Department of Civil Aviation will support the exhibition which is ideally suited to take place at ...  >>MORE

GEC plays vital role in local exhibition industry

Posted on 11/03/2001

The three-year-old General Exhibition Corporation (GEC) has made remarkable achievements in the local exhibition industry and played a vital role in developing a team of qualified national manpower who gained wide experience in hosting major international exhibition. Established on April 11, 1998, by a decree issued by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the GEC has managed ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi oil companies photography exhibition

Posted on 08/01/2001

The fourth Abu Dhabi Oil Companies Photography Exhibition 2000 opened yesterday at the Cultural Foundation. The week-long exhibition features photographs taken by employees of the four oil companies ADCO, ADMA-OPCO, Total Abu Bukoosh and ZADCO, and their family members. The subject of focuses on five themes – landscape/seascape of UAE, flowers, still life, colours and children. The event, held annually for amateur photographers is designed to motivate employees to take creative hobbies. (The ...  >>MORE

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Over 100 companies for Power-Gen ME conference


Energy Generation Exhibition and Conference to be held in Abu Dhabi in October


GEC issues "Vision" magazine


UAE trade expo in Ethiopia in October


Arab hunting show to feature latest products


UAE in Morocco opens


UAE exhibitors get a big boost


UAE participates in Syria's 5th Arab Documentation Exhibition


UAE second trade exhibition in Ethiopia to be held in October


GEC's participation in Eurosatory hailed


UAE show in Tehran gets good response


UAE commercial exhibition in Tehran next June


UAE best exhibition organiser in Mideast: industry expert


Abu Dhabi offers free venue for Arab exhibitors


Yemen first destination for 'Made in UAE' exhibition caravan


UAE Second Exhibition due in Iran


GEC to hold 'Made in UAE' exhibitions


Major book fair opens in Abu Dhabi today


Education expo attracts over 300 institutions


33 local artists display works at exhibition


Rare notes, coins on display in Sharjah


Exhibition portrays UAE's progress


Permanent exhibition of Palestinian products in UAE


GEC signs deal for security trade show


A photo show on Afghanistan


Mohammed opens Big 5 show


Third Child Festival to be held in Abu Dhabi from October 30


'Made in the UAE' exhibition goes international


UAE Security lures investors: Hamdan


UAE to host first IT Summit


Arab jewellery show in Abu Dhabi


UAE to mark World Food Day


Dubai expo sector posts solid growth


Dubai Airport to host trade expo in October


GEC plays vital role in local exhibition industry


Abu Dhabi oil companies photography exhibition