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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - DUBAI 2003-WORLD BANK/IMF CONVENTION

True Arab hospitality awaits Dubai 2003 participants

Posted on 01/09/2003

How much food and drink are needed for an event of this size? "Lots," would say any restaurant manager or catering official worth his salt. But, just to make sure that everyone's thirst is quenched, Dubai 2003 has ensured the supply of 800,000 litres of water and cold beverages and tonnes of food for the Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The meetings will take place next month at the Dubai International Convention ...  >>MORE

Suweidi asks information panel to be transparent

Posted on 01/09/2003

The Central Bank Governor, Sultan bin Nasser Al Suweidi, has urged an information committee set up recently by the bank to be transparent and open when dealing with Arab and international media that will cover Dubai 2003 - the joint annual meetings of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to be held on September 23-24. Suweidi gave his instructions to the committee led by Suleiman Al Mazroui, who will act as a special coordinator for the Central Bank and the UAE-based banks ...  >>MORE

Mohammed tells authorities to ensure best services are offered to guests

Posted on 31/08/2003

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Minister of Defence, yesterday presided over a meeting of the Higher Security Committee of the Annual Meetings of Board of Directors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to be held in Dubai from September 17 to 24. Sheikh Mohammed, who is also Chief of Dubai Police and Public Security, instructed the Chairman and members of the Security Committee to provide all means of security, protection and ...  >>MORE

Special panels complete preparations for Dubai 2003 event

Posted on 30/08/2003

The various special purpose committees of Dubai 2003 have gone into their final stages. They have almost completed their preparations and are testing and rehearsing facilities and systems ready for the event. All the equipment necessary to assist in the hosting of the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been installed and is now being tested to ensure maximum operational efficiency during the event, said Qassim ...  >>MORE

Up to 2,000 special visas issued so far for Annual Meetings

Posted on 30/08/2003

Almost 2,000 special visas have already been issued to participants who will be arriving in Dubai for the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), according to a senior Dubai 2003 official. Major Jasim Abdul Ghafoor, Assistant to the Director for Executive Office Affairs of the Dubai Naturalisation & Residency Administration (DNRA) and member of Dubai 2003's Administrative Services and Public Relations Committee, said the ...  >>MORE

DDF to roll out red carpet for Dubai 2003 delegates

Posted on 27/08/2003

Dubai Duty Free (DDF) is set to roll out the red carpet for the delegates of Dubai 2003 - the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It has set up a toll-free number and increased its customer service section to help the delegates of Dubai 2003. The organisation is also supporting the government's retail initiative - Forever Dubai - as a sponsor. The initiative is being launched by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing ...  >>MORE

Enoc to power vehicles to be used for mega meet

Posted on 27/08/2003

Emirates National Oil Co (Enoc) is offering Dh1 million worth of energy-related services to Dubai 2003. The fuel retailing network will deliver 25,000 gallons of petrol, 100,000 gallons of diesel and daily car washes to a specially-commissioned fleet of 250 Audi limousines and 290 new buses, which will be used during the two-week event to deliver various dignitaries, VIPs and participants to the meetings, regional exhibition and programme of seminars at Dubai International Convention ...  >>MORE

Dubai 2003 delegates to get a glimpse of UAE's heritage

Posted on 26/08/2003

Over 500 performers will offer a glimpse of the UAE's rich cultural heritage to 16,000 delegates of Dubai 2003 - the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund from September 10 to 16. The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has chalked out a series of cultural programmes under its retail promotion - Forever Dubai - to showcase the UAE's rich culture and heritage at the Heritage Village at Shindagha. The festival, according ...  >>MORE

Dubai 2003 starts 30-day countdown

Posted on 24/08/2003

Dubai 2003 has commenced the final 30-day countdown to the annual meetings of the boards of governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund with the three-man task force announcing that the organisation is fully prepared and ready to welcome the world to the UAE in September. "Throughout the country and across the city everything is on schedule to make this one of the most successful annual meetings ever held and the biggest event of its kind to be held in the Middle East," ...  >>MORE

Adequate steps taken to ensure security of participants in Dubai 2003

Posted on 23/08/2003

The United Arab Emirates has taken all necessary security measures to ensure safety and security of participants in the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) scheduled to be held in Dubai in September, according to a senior official at Dubai 2003. Major General Abdul Aziz Al Bannai, Head of the Dubai 2003 Security Committee, told WAM that the UAE would allow those who would arrive in Dubai to express their views on issues on the ...  >>MORE

DED to launch bilingual Economic Bulletin

Posted on 23/08/2003

The Department of Economic Development (DED) will publish and distribute a special bilingual (English and Arabic) Economic Bulletin during the World Bank/IMF meetings in Dubai on September 23 and 24. The special economic bulletin will cover aspects of economic development in Dubai and the UAE in the last decade - 1993 to 2003. It will have sections dedicated to the human resource development in the country, UAE's relationship with the WTO, its integration within the global economy and will lay ...  >>MORE

WB launches Arabic language website on eve of Dubai 2003

Posted on 20/08/2003

The World Bank (WB) yesterday launched an Arabic language website featuring its publications, policies, programmes and activities across the world. The launch came on the eve of the joint annual meetings of the WB and International Monetary Fund to be held in Dubai from September 23 to 24 (Dubai 2003). Around 16,000 delegates from 184 countries will attend the events. WB Deputy President for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Christian Portman called the website very valuable and would further ...  >>MORE

Dubai 2003 delegates' details to be available electronically

Posted on 20/08/2003

A system has been developed by the Dubai 2003 Administrative Services and Public Relations Committee that allows the electronic viewing of real-time details on arrangements made for participants at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund -- from before the time he or she arrives until their departure. The Dubai 2003 Organising Committee reviewed and praised the initiative and approved the system's implementation. All information, such as each ...  >>MORE

WB-IMF secretariat set up in Dubai

Posted on 19/08/2003

Dubai 2003 has moved its offices to the Dubai International Convention Centre (DICC) complex, the venue of the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month. The Dubai 2003 team will be working in partnership with the World Bank Group and IMF staff that are also operating at the newly built convention centre. Dubai 2003 has also moved to the Office Tower so it will be able to operate next to the main activities of the ...  >>MORE

UAE all set to welcome delegates for September event

Posted on 17/08/2003

The UAE has completed preparations for Dubai 2003, the annual meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to be held in Dubai from 17-23 September. Prominent economists say for a week, Dubai will capture the eyes of the whole international business community as the financial capital of the world. The twin event will hit newspapers' headlines and dominate TV shows. Dubai 2003 organisers expect the UAE to occupy a leading position in the ...  >>MORE

Transport committee holds trial runs for Dubai 2003

Posted on 17/08/2003

The organisers of the local transportation for Dubai 2003 yesterday staged trial runs in a major logistical exercise involving 150 buses at the Dubai World Trade Centre complex. Abdul Aziz Malik, Media spokesman for the Dubai 2003 Domestic Transportation Committee and Head of the Transport Section at Dubai Municipality, said the trial runs were held to gauge their personnel's preparedness for the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary ...  >>MORE

Dubai 2003 logo to be carried on Emirates airline

Posted on 17/08/2003

The Dubai 2003 Organising Committee has announced that Emirates airline, the official carrier of the event, will use the event logo on its aircraft to further enhance awareness of the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund that are being held in the UAE in September. As the countdown to the Annual Meetings continues the announcement is part of the ongoing increase in marketing of the event to local, regional and international ...  >>MORE

Tourism to outshine oil in Dubai's GDP

Posted on 12/08/2003

The tourism sector's contribution to Dubai's GDP is reaching 18 per cent, higher than that of the oil sector which contributes about 17 per cent, according to Ahmed Al Banna, assistant general coordinator of Dubai 2003 - the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Annual Meetings will help Dubai draw the attention of global leaders to redirect financial policies that will help the Arab World attract foreign investment, he ...  >>MORE

Police promise best safety standards for Dubai 2003

Posted on 12/08/2003

Thousands of people who stream in for the Dubai 2003 World Bank-IMF meeting later this month can be assured of the finest safety procedures, Dubai Police have said. "Our rescue officers are ready to tackle any crisis. We have been preparing and planning for it over the past year," said Brig Mohammed Eid M. Al Mansoori, director of the General Department of Rescue and Transport at Dubai Police. The 300-strong rescue department has six main sections: a task force, land rescue, sea rescue, ...  >>MORE

Uniform rate for all hotels during Dubai 2003

Posted on 09/08/2003

Organisers of Dubai 2003, the annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF to be held next month, have made all arrangements for the accommodation of its delegates and guests, said a senior official of the organising committee. Dubai's schools and other educational institutions are expected to be closed for a few days during the event, to help reduce congestion on the roads. The traffic and security sub-committee is also mulling the possibility of closing down some roads, including part of Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Media to get world-class facilities for Dubai 2003

Posted on 06/08/2003

With the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group rolling into town at the end of September, the event's Dubai hosts have been discussing some of the top-grade faculties for guests, especially the media. Organisers hope to achieve the widest possible distribution of information, including some of the important statements likely to emerge from the world's biggest annual gathering of global financiers. Chaired by Mohammed Al Gergawi, the Dubai 2003 organising committee has been ...  >>MORE

UAE getting ready for IMF, World Bank conference

Posted on 05/08/2003

Dubai Deputy Ruler and Minister of Finance and Industry, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has expressed satisfaction with the level of preparations for the hosting of the Governors Council Conference of the World Bank, WB, and the International Monetary Fund, IMF, scheduled for Dubai from December18 to 25. He expressed pride in the fact that the UAE has had the honour to be the first Arab country to host such an international event. He urged the local media to seize the opportunity to ...  >>MORE

Dubai 2003 visitors to have smooth, quick visa service

Posted on 02/08/2003

Speed and courtesy will be the watchwords for the staff of the UAE Naturalisation and Immigration Department handling the thousands of delegates, business leaders and international media arriving in the UAE to attend the annual meetings of the boards of governors. Major Hadher Khalaf Al Muhairy, Director-General of the Department of Residence and Naturalisation at the Ministry of the Interior, said the immigration officials handling the arrival of participants are also to be given training to ...  >>MORE

IMF commends UAE for strong banking supervision

Posted on 02/08/2003

Dubai The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended the UAE for what it described as "strong banking supervision". The IMF endorsement provides a fitting reply to concerns of inadequacy in supervising the country's banking sector, raised by various quarters from time to time. The Financial Sector Assessment Programme (FSAP) of the IMF concluded that the banking sector in the UAE was buttressed by strong banking supervision. In fact, it said one of the key elements of the current ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT to provide high-tech capabilities for Dubai 2003

Posted on 02/08/2003

ETISALAT will employ all its high-tech capabilities for Dubai 2003, the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in September. ETISALAT has re-designed the infrastructure of telecommunications and mobile phone networks in Dubai in order to provide the Dubai International Convention Centre (DICC) with the most advanced technology. Obaid Saeed bin Mishar, director-general of ETISALAT, Dubai branch, and chairman of the Telecommunications and Technology Committee for ...  >>MORE

Dubai 2003 sets up tech network

Posted on 30/07/2003

Dubai 2003 has put in place a world class communications and technology network to ensure that delegates and media participating in the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund have instant telephone, internet and satellite connections to the world during the event in September. The responsibility for this highly complex and sophisticated undertaking has been borne by the Technology Services Committee of Dubai 2003 headed by Obaid Bin ...  >>MORE

'Forever Dubai' retail promotion launched

Posted on 27/07/2003

Dubai will roll out the red carpet for participants in Dubai 2003 - the annual meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) - with a Dh4.5 million retail promotion, Forever Dubai, running from September 10 to 25. Shoppers spending Dh200 or US$54 in any of the participating outlets in Dubai's shopping malls or at the gold market will be entitled to a raffle coupon that could fetch shoppers 25 kg of gold. As most delegates are expected to do a certain amount of shopping, ...  >>MORE

Over 50 hotels booked for Dubai 2003

Posted on 22/07/2003

Dubai 2003 has announced that more than 50 hotels have already been booked to provide accommodation for the official delegates attending the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund in September. Dubai 2003 Assistant General Coordinator and Head of the Accommodation Committee, Ahmed Al Banna, met the general managers of the hotels to update them on the status of bookings and arrangements for the Annual Meetings. He confirmed that the ...  >>MORE

Police trained to deal with media during IMF meet

Posted on 21/07/2003

A series of detailed briefing sessions has been held to prepare security staff for their role in handling the media during the Dubai 2003 World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings in September. More than 920 police officers and customs staff from Dubai Port and Dubai International Airport have received training to help them understand the needs of the media. They have also been finalising security procedures for the run-up to the event on September 23 and 24, which is expected to ...  >>MORE

Dubai world-class regional banking and finance hub

Posted on 01/07/2003

Dubai 2003 General Co-ordinator, Ibrahim Belselah made a keynote speech at a seminar in France last week on the investment climate and economic indicators in the UAE, for top French officials and companies. The seminar titled "The Economic Situation and Investment Opportunities in the UAE" was organised by the UAE embassy in Paris under the patronage of Dr Mohammed Khalfan bin Kharbash, UAE Minister of State for Finance and Industry, in partnership with Dubai 2003 and Jebel Ali Free Zone and in ...  >>MORE

No bar on any state attending Dubai 2003

Posted on 18/06/2003

The UAE will not stop any of the member countries, including Israel, from attending the annual meetings of the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund that will be held in Dubai in September. Answering specific questions from journalists on the participation of Israel in these meetings, a team of select officials who attended a Dubai 2003 Press briefing in the emirate on Sunday, said that all the 184 member countries of the World Bank Group will be invited ...  >>MORE

Dubai to benefit from bond issue

Posted on 17/05/2003

The timing of the launch of Dh1.5 billion bond by Dubai 2003 - the body formed to hold the World Bank-IMF Annual meetings - is set to translate into a more than Dh35 million gain for the government. This is due to the fall in the five-year dollar swap rate to around 2.8 per cent - one of the lowest in history, since the issue was underwritten. In fact, the five-year dollar swap was hovering around 3.25 per cent when the five banks underwrote the issue during the last quarter of the last year. ...  >>MORE

UAE to present Arab and Developing countries' issues to World Bank Conference

Posted on 10/05/2003

Ibrahim Belselah, Dubai 2003 General Coordinator said that it is the view of the UAE to hold discussions at the sidelines of the 58th annual meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to be held in Dubai in September to discuss vital economic issues, which concern the Arab region, in the presence of representatives of 184 countries. He further added that Dubai authority would allow peaceful demonstrations for those wishing to do so during the ...  >>MORE

UAE team meets World Bank chief

Posted on 14/04/2003

A delegation representing Dubai 2003 has joined the official UAE delegation in meeting World Bank Group President, James D. Wolfensohn, in Washington. The delegation discussed arrangements for the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund to be held in the UAE in September. The meeting took place during the spring meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund and was attended by Dr Mohammed Khalfan bin Kharbash, UAE Minister of State for ...  >>MORE

No war impact on Dubai 2003 preparations

Posted on 06/04/2003

All organisational matters for Dubai 2003 conference are progressing as per the schedule, according to Dr Mohammed Khalfan Kharbash, Minister of State for Finance and Industrial Affairs and Vice-Chairman of the Steering Committee of the 58th Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, and he ruled out any impact of the current crisis on the conduct of the conference. At the committees meeting yesterday, he said the arrangements of the ...  >>MORE

Dubai 2003 to take place on schedule

Posted on 17/03/2003

Dubai 2003 will be held on schedule despite the Iraq crisis, said its top official. "Whatever happens in the region, we are preparing for the event as per schedule," said Ibrahim Belselah, general coordinator of Dubai 2003. "We do not have any plans to change or shift anything. Everything is being organised as per schedule." Meanwhile, Dubai 2003 has launched a spectacular Dh1.1 million TV commercial, Winds of Change, to promote Dubai – the venue for the 58th annual meetings of the World ...  >>MORE

UAE to host finance show alongside IMF-WB meet

Posted on 20/01/2003

The UAE will organise an international finance exhibition as the first trade event accompanying the 58th joint meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to be held in Dubai from September 21 to 25, the Ministry of Finance and Industry announced yesterday. 'The event will bring major global investors, bankers, insurers, financiers and security providers under one roof to explore investment and financial opportunities and promote their services,' the ministry said. 'The ...  >>MORE

Dubai 2003 to discuss new scheme on sovereign debt

Posted on 16/12/2002

New proposals on sovereign debt restructuring could be high on the agenda of the Dubai summit of the IMF and World Bank next September, according to a senior official with the IMF. These proposals are currently being framed to be put up at the spring meeting in Washington D.C. next April. The International Monetary and Finance Committee will then take up the proposals for further review. The 'Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism' - as it is known - will examine in depth the issues of ...  >>MORE

Market awaits Dubai 2003 bond issue

Posted on 12/12/2002

With the market expecting an announcement shortly on the Dh1.5 billion bond from Dubai 2003 - the body formed to organise and hold the IMF-World Bank meeting next September - speculation is high on the margin to be finalised. Since it is a Dubai Government body issuing bonds, naturally there were rumours that the margins would not be as high as those of Emirates airline which came out with a successful bond issue of Dh1.5 billion in 2001, where the margin was fixed at 70 basis points above ...  >>MORE

Dubai 2003 to boost economy

Posted on 23/10/2002

Dubai 2003 General Coordinator Ibrahim Belselah has outlined to members of the World Trade Club the current status of the arrangements to host the 58th Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund in Dubai next September. The presentation from Belselah is the latest in a series of meetings The General Coordinator is undertaking to explain the impact and economic benefits Dubai 2003 will have in the UAE, according to a Press release. Belselah said: "I was delighted ...  >>MORE

World Bank master plan for UAE

Posted on 08/10/2002

The World Bank is preparing a master plan to help finance a major technology development project for the UAE, according to Ibrahim Belselah, general coordinator of Dubai 2003 - the body set up to host the 58th annual meetings of World Bank Group and IMF. Without giving details, Belselah added that the annual meetings to be held here September next, will be chaired by Swiss Finance Minister Kaspar Villiger. It was also announced that after two meetings in Washington, the next international ...  >>MORE

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True Arab hospitality awaits Dubai 2003 participants


Suweidi asks information panel to be transparent


Mohammed tells authorities to ensure best services are offered to guests


Special panels complete preparations for Dubai 2003 event


Up to 2,000 special visas issued so far for Annual Meetings


DDF to roll out red carpet for Dubai 2003 delegates


Enoc to power vehicles to be used for mega meet


Dubai 2003 delegates to get a glimpse of UAE's heritage


Dubai 2003 starts 30-day countdown


Adequate steps taken to ensure security of participants in Dubai 2003


DED to launch bilingual Economic Bulletin


WB launches Arabic language website on eve of Dubai 2003


Dubai 2003 delegates' details to be available electronically


WB-IMF secretariat set up in Dubai


UAE all set to welcome delegates for September event


Transport committee holds trial runs for Dubai 2003


Dubai 2003 logo to be carried on Emirates airline


Tourism to outshine oil in Dubai's GDP


Police promise best safety standards for Dubai 2003


Uniform rate for all hotels during Dubai 2003


Media to get world-class facilities for Dubai 2003


UAE getting ready for IMF, World Bank conference


Dubai 2003 visitors to have smooth, quick visa service


IMF commends UAE for strong banking supervision


ETISALAT to provide high-tech capabilities for Dubai 2003


Dubai 2003 sets up tech network


'Forever Dubai' retail promotion launched


Over 50 hotels booked for Dubai 2003


Police trained to deal with media during IMF meet


Dubai world-class regional banking and finance hub


No bar on any state attending Dubai 2003


Dubai to benefit from bond issue


UAE to present Arab and Developing countries' issues to World Bank Conference


UAE team meets World Bank chief


No war impact on Dubai 2003 preparations


Dubai 2003 to take place on schedule


UAE to host finance show alongside IMF-WB meet


Dubai 2003 to discuss new scheme on sovereign debt


Market awaits Dubai 2003 bond issue


Dubai 2003 to boost economy


World Bank master plan for UAE