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Abu Dhabi to host 1st World Future Energy Summit

Posted on 01/02/2007

The world's leading experts, innovators, scientists, and venture capitalists in the field of future energy are set to converge on Abu Dhabi in January 2008 for the First World Future Energy Summit (WFES). To be held at the new Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, under the patronage of General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces. Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (ADFEC) signed an agreement with Turret Middle East ...  >>MORE

Energy 2030 to get underway next Wednesday

Posted on 28/10/2006

The Petroleum Institute (PI) will host the First International Energy 2030 Conference, an international forum dedicated to addressing Energy Resources and Technologies in 2030, on November 1-2, 2006. The conference is sponsored by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Group of Companies, and will be held at the Armed Forces Officers Club in Abu Dhabi under the Patronage of General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to host a workshop on Kyoto Protocol

Posted on 03/09/2006

Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, the Agency will host on 4th September a special workshop on Paragraph 14, Article 5 of Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The workshop which will be held at Royal Meridian, Abu Dhabi is aimed at developing approaches to the application of Article 5 to reduce damage to the economies of developing oil countries. Participants will ...  >>MORE

Conference connects world’s female leaders

Posted on 28/02/2006

Four world-renowned women leaders will be participating in the three-day Women as Global Leaders Conference, which will be held in Abu Dhabi from March 12 to 14. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Economy will be joined by Queen Rania, the wife of King Abdullah of Jordan, Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Cherie Blair, the wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the event at the Emirates Palace Hotel. Sheikh Nahyan bin ...  >>MORE

World CEO Forum in Dubai brings together business leaders from five continents

Posted on 07/02/2006

The World CEO Forum, a high profile event that brings together Chief executive officers from around the globe, went on session today at Dubai's Jumeirah Beach Conference Centre. Business leaders from Australia, Canada, China, Greece, India, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, the USA and the UK, among others, are participating in the two-day event, backed by the CEO Clubs of the USA and China, plus the Academy for Chief Executives in the United Kingdom, and sponsored by Emaar and OPUS. ...  >>MORE

Global leaders should be collectively responsible to bridge division: Nahyan

Posted on 16/11/2005

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Education said that it is the collective responsibility of global leaders to see that policies, programs, and practices close the economic, social, and cultural divisions in the world. "It is, in large measure, the quality of leadership that will determine our ability to achieve equitable benefits of globalization for all regions of the world," he said at the Abu Dhabi World Leadership Summit held in Abu Dhabi yesterday. "For leaders to ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT supports Abu Dhabi World Leadership Summit

Posted on 15/11/2005

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (ETISALAT) has signed on as Diamond Sponsor of the upcoming Abu Dhabi World Leadership Summit which will be held at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, on November 15th, 2005. This intensive one-day conference will feature eminent international personalities like the Honourable William J. Clinton, ex-President of the United States of America, Benazir Bhutto, author and former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Sir Richard Branson, trailblazing businessman ...  >>MORE

Clinton and international figures to partake in Dubai Leaders Forum

Posted on 28/10/2005

Some 1000 prominent international experts in economics and politics who will be partaking in the Dubai Leaders Forum due to take place here on 28-29 November will be able to put questions to former 42nd US President Bill Clinton through a close circuit on various issues of interest. Madeleine Albright, the US former Secretary of State will also be present at the Forum. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Dubai will play host to UN conference with a difference

Posted on 22/10/2005

Youngsters from a string of countries will be converging on Dubai to thrash out solutions to some of the biggest problems facing the world. About 180 students aged between 16 and 20 will be taking part in Al Muatmar Dubai, a mock-United Nations gathering. The four-day United Nations Simulation Conference will take place at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai from October 26 to 29. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has sent the event his "warmest encouragement". Students will be flying in from ...  >>MORE

Mayor of Milan to speak at Leaders in Dubai

Posted on 17/10/2005

Gabriele Albertini, the charismatic and unconventional mayor of Milan, has been confirmed as the tenth speaker for the international leadership summit, Leaders in Dubai, to be held on November 28 - 29. While Albertini came into politics with only a law degree and industrialist experience behind him, he was chosen by the right-wing Silvio Berlusconi for his party's candidacy and subsequently became mayor in 1997, according to a press release. During his speech, Albertini will cover the ...  >>MORE

Cherie Blair inaugurates the Khaleej Times International Forum

Posted on 20/09/2005

A call to break the wall between the West and Islam by a deeper understanding regarding the commonness of their values and interconnectedness of philosophies was given on Sunday by Cherie Blair, wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, during the inauguration of Khaleej Times International Forum. Mrs. Blair who is also a leading barrister and champion for human rights also visited some of the most important cultural and historical landmarks in the emirate. (The Khaleej Times) ...  >>MORE

Dubai Holding sponsors first World Cities Forum 2005

Posted on 17/06/2005

The Dubai Holding Group has announced that it is sponsoring the globe's first ever 'World Cities Forum' which will be held in London from 15th to 17th June 2005. The world's leading gathering of experts on urban development and planning is being organised by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in association with the World Bank. ULI is a non-profit, education and research organisation, recognised worldwide as the leading voice for encouraging development of sustainable cities. Saeed Al Muntafiq, ...  >>MORE

Dubai to host GGI World Conference

Posted on 13/06/2005

The Dubai Municipality and Geneva Group International (GGI) has signed a sponsorship/partnership agreement to jointly organise later this year the GGI World Conference. Based in Switzerland, GGI is one of the leading global networks of independent well-established and experienced accounting, management and tax consulting and law firms. It has more than 200 member firms and over 280 offices with around 9000 employees worldwide. The Dubai conference to be held under the patronage of Deputy ...  >>MORE

Donald Trump to visit 'great miracle' Dubai soon

Posted on 25/05/2005

Donald Trump is coming to Dubai to cut some "deals" and meet its "amazing leaders". Calling Dubai a "great miracle", the billionaire entrepreneur and New York's largest real estate developer told delegates at the Entrepreneurs in Dubai seminar via video cast from New York yesterday that he was "greatly looking forward to visiting the city". Trump was the star speaker at the seminar at the Dubai International Convention Centre. His announcement sent a ripple of interest through the audience ...  >>MORE

Lubna Al Qasimi opens 2nd government leaders forum

Posted on 25/04/2005

Under the patronage of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, the second Microsoft Government Leaders Forum Arabia (GLF) was opened in Dubai yesterday by Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Economy and Planning. The event is being attended by more than 120 high level government officials and business leaders in the Middle East. In her keynote speech, Sheikha Lubna said that under the leadership of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al ...  >>MORE

Thinkers’ meet to inspire future education system

Posted on 28/03/2005

The Festival of Thinkers, a meeting of academic experts and thinkers, including Nobel laureates, that got underway here will generate the inputs for UAE's future educational system, according to Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Education. "The conference will at length discuss many issues and it will definitely have a positive impact on the proposed revamp of the educational system,” Sheikh Nahyan told Khaleej Times on the sidelines of the conference that he declared open ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi City Plan Conference launches website

Posted on 16/03/2005

The Higher Organising Committee of the Abu Dhabi City Planning Conference 2005, to be held in Abu Dhabi from April 10 to 12, 2005, has launched it web site http://www.abudhabicityplan.com. The site provides various media and informational services, as well as procedural facilities for those looking forward to attending the conference. The conference is organised by the Municipalities and Agriculture Department in ...  >>MORE

A lot of work ahead of women: Sheikh Nahyan

Posted on 15/03/2005

Education Minister Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan called for intensifying activities aiming at increasing public awareness of the leading role of women in the development of the society. 'We don't see a year for woman like the one for a child..there are also no dedicated activities aiming at raising the public awareness about the leading role of women in the development of their local societies and the change of stereotype concept in that respect,' Sheikh Nahyan told the inaugural ...  >>MORE

Fatima receives participants in Women Leadership Forum

Posted on 15/03/2005

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak said that UAE women have reached a high status through the substantial support of late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, until they have become respected everywhere as significant members the society with a national role of bringing up generations of young and responsible UAE citizens. She said that the sons of late Sheikh Zayed, spearheaded by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ...  >>MORE

World’s leading minds to converge on capital

Posted on 12/03/2005

A galaxy of Nobel laureates and great thinkers will descend on the capital to participate in a conference being organised to celebrate the power of ‘thinking'. The 'Festival of Thinkers' organised by the Higher Colleges of Technology at the Emirates Palace Hotel from March 27 to 30 will bring together the world's leading minds and intellectuals well-versed in the fields of natural science and research, medicine and public health, philosophy, law and ethics, theoretical and practical economy, ...  >>MORE

Clinton to discuss leadership in Dubai

Posted on 22/02/2005

Former US President Bill Clinton will address Leaders in Dubai, the upcoming leadership summit, via video, organisers said. Clinton will join eight important business and political figures in a discussion about best practices in leadership, organisers said. During Clinton's administration (1993 to 2001), according to some analysts, the United States enjoyed more peace and economic well-being than at any time in its history. He was the first Democratic president since Franklin D. Roosevelt ...  >>MORE

E-ducation conference dedicated to Zayed

Posted on 05/02/2005

The 2005 edition of the international student conference "e-ducation Without Borders” to be held in the capital from February 19 to 21 will be dedicated to the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The conference, the first edition which was held in 2001, was initiated by the Higher Colleges of Technology, HCT, as a mechanism to train students in organising complex events while developing a deeper understanding of e-learning and its impact on the global education community. ...  >>MORE

Mohammed attends Arab Strategy Forum's major session

Posted on 15/12/2004

Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, attended in Dubai yesterday the major session of the Arab Strategy Forum as the forum entered its second day. Sheikh Mohammed listened to a number of speakers including Former Lebanese Prime Minister, Rafiq Al Hariri, who spoke on the issue of "Arab Integration by 2020" whether an economy can succeed when policies change, Minister of Economy and Planning, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Former Director of ...  >>MORE

Dubai's success impresses UK's Howell

Posted on 15/12/2004

Dubai's economic success story could be replicated across the Middle East, a British politician said. Lord Howell of Guildford, a former UK cabinet minister, said other parts of the UAE or other nations in the region should learn from Dubai's prosperity. The one-time energy secretary under former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher also warned that terrorism was the major threat to economic development. Speaking at the Arab Strategy Forum, Lord Howell said he had been "enormously impressed" by ...  >>MORE

Lubna emphasises infrastructure

Posted on 15/12/2004

Arab countries need to invest more energy in developing their infrastructure, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Economy and Planning, said yesterday. "This job [of infrastructure development] has to be primarily taken on by the government," Sheikha Lubna said. Her remarks came during the "Globalisation of economies and business in 2020 the future of economic and financial reform in the Arab World" session on the second day of the Arab Strategy Forum. Sheikha Lubna also stressed the role ...  >>MORE

Mohammed says Arab world needs will to introduce change

Posted on 14/12/2004

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence, today opened the Arab Strategy Forum and delivered the key note address in the presence of a large number of heads of states, experts, academics and senior officials. The following is the full text of Sheikh Mohammed's speech: " This forum is held on the first day after the end of the mourning period on our dearest departed Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan AI-Nahyan, may Allah have mercy on his soul. As ...  >>MORE

Clinton rules out establishment of a Palestinian State in the next four years

Posted on 14/12/2004

Former US President, Bill Clinton, has ruled out the possibility of reaching comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue and the Arab-Israeli conflict within the next four years but, at the same time, urged all parties in the conflict, including those in the Middle East region and the United States, to continue to strive towards comprehensive and just peace, which would guarantee security for Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian State. Clinton, who made the statement in Dubai ...  >>MORE

Emirati woman is a major axis in the UAE development march: Mohammed

Posted on 14/12/2004

Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has said that the Emirati woman represents a major axis in the country's development march, which the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan laid its foundation and consolidated its structure. Sheikh Mohammed made the remark in his statement to the press on the fringe of the on-going Arab Strategy Forum. He said that the Emirati woman now occupies high posts in various areas in both the private and ...  >>MORE

Mohammad to open Strategy Forum

Posted on 07/12/2004

General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, is scheduled to deliver the opening address at Arab Strategy Forum. The event runs from December 13 to 15 under the theme 'The Arab World in 2020'. "His Highness will share his vision on the issues and challenges that face the Arab region. He will lead off the discussions, which will be carried on and analysed by top experts, heads of states and academics from all over the world," said Mohammad ...  >>MORE

Arab Strategy Forum attracts regional and international experts

Posted on 06/12/2004

The Organizing Committee for the Arab Strategy Forum announced the participation of top regional and international experts in the Arab Strategy Forum, which is to be held on December 13-15, 2004. Nabil Al Yousuf, Vice Chairman of the Arab Strategy Forum Organising Committee said, "Change and reformation in the Arab world are what the next period is all about. Political, economic, and security reformation are necessary for the stability of the region. The forum will act as a platform for ...  >>MORE

Al Gergawi's motivating opening address to 'Leaders in Dubai'

Posted on 30/11/2004

Chief Executive of Dubai Holding and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Young Arab Leaders(YAL), Mohammed Al Gergawi in his opening address for the 'Leaders in Dubai' Conference said that the UAE and the region has suffered a great loss by losing Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Al Gergawi said, "Sheikh Zayed was an example of what constitutes a leader par excellence: tremendous foresight, an unflinching resolve and a team that could turn desert into an oasis of opportunity. He led the ...  >>MORE

Alabbar to join Giuliani for Dubai forum

Posted on 28/11/2004

In one of the most intriguing contrasts of management style at the Leaders in Dubai Forum here this week, Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman of EMAAR Properties and Director-General, Dubai Department of Economic Development will debate "Value And Belief Based Leadership" with former mayor of New York Rudolph Giuliani. Giuliani will offer advice on "ungovernable" situations and on how to lead people through unforeseeable crises, before embarking on the interactive session with Alabbar. Giuliani, ...  >>MORE

International experts to address "Leaders in Dubai" debate

Posted on 18/11/2004

Leaders in Dubai debate on leadership to be held in Dubai later this month under the patronage of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, is expected to attract more than 2,500 delegates. Leaders in Dubai will see seven global speakers on leadership address the region's business community. The experts from the worlds of business, politics and academia will debate the most effective styles of leadership at Leaders in Dubai, with an ...  >>MORE

ECSSR to organize international conference on energy

Posted on 19/09/2004

The Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) is to organize the 10th international conference on energy during 26-27 September. At a press conference in Abu Dhabi yesterday, Dr Ali Al Arry of the ECSSR said 13 senior international executives, policy-makers, academics and analysts would deliver speeches during the conference, themed "The Gulf Oil and Gas Sector: Potentials and Constraints". The speakers, he added, would appraise the present trend of the gas ...  >>MORE

Dubai Strategy Forum renamed

Posted on 14/09/2004

Arab Strategy Forum will be the new name of the Dubai Strategic Forum. It will become a major annual international event bringing together top regional and international politicians, intellectuals and business leaders to discuss issues that are of vital concern to the Arab world. The event, held on the lines of the Davos International Forum, will be wider in scope and reach as of this year, under the directives of General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE ...  >>MORE

Tejari CEO to take part in Fortune conference

Posted on 21/07/2004

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, CEO of Tejari, the region's online business-to-business marketplace, as part of the delegation representing some of the Middle East's most prominent decision-makers, will take part in the "Fortune” magazine's fourth annual ‘Brainstorm' conference in the United States during mid-July. Sheikha Lubna has been invited to the event to share her perspective on the elements that the Middle East is contributing to the global economy from both a technology and business ...  >>MORE

Progress of any nation requires a visionary leadership: Mohammed bin Rashid

Posted on 17/05/2004

Dead Sea - The astounding achievements made by the UAE in the spheres of economy and commerce, education, tourism and of human resources development were made possible only through the visionary leadership of President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence. Addressing the World Economic Forum which kicked off yesterday, Sheikh Mohammed said that the UAE was blessed to have a leadership that put the ...  >>MORE

Alabbar seeks greater role for business

Posted on 17/05/2004

A radical blueprint calling on Arab governments to step back and allow business to become the engine driving regional economic growth was delivered yesterday by Mohammed Ali Alabbar. The director general of Dubai's Department of Economic Development and Chairman of EMAAR Properties told officials and executives at the World Economic Forum in Jordan that bureaucracies in the Arab world should be "depoliticised” and a "culture of meritocracy and innovation” ushered in. He called for an end to ...  >>MORE

Conference on WTO accords kicks off in Dubai

Posted on 10/05/2004

The United Arab Emirates, under the leadership of H.H. President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, attaches much attention to the promotion of global trade exchange and espouses a policy of openness, according to Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He was addressing the opening session of a three-day conference on the legal and economic aspects of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) accords in Dubai. Sheikh Nahyan, who is also Chancellor of ...  >>MORE

Dubai Deputy Ruler receives participants in OICC confab

Posted on 27/04/2004

Dubai Deputy Ruler and Minister of Finance and Industry, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, received in Dubai yesterday at his palace in Za'abeel, heads and members of delegations to the on-going 10th conference of the Organisation of Islamic Capitals and Cities, OICC, which ends today. During the meeting, which was held in the presence of the Chairman of the Conference, Qasim Sultan Al Banna, Director General of Dubai Municipality, they reviewed the issues on the agenda of the ...  >>MORE

First EU-GCC Conference opens

Posted on 18/04/2004

French President, Jacques Chirac, has said that the first joint GCC-EU conference was a good initiative, which provides the best opportunity for the two sides to review all areas of interest in EU-GCC relations and to forge a unified stance on various issues of interest in the future. In a statement read on his behalf at the EUROGOLFE Conference which opened yesterday at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation, President Chirac described the UAE as example of prosperity, development and moderation. ...  >>MORE

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Abu Dhabi to host 1st World Future Energy Summit


Energy 2030 to get underway next Wednesday


Abu Dhabi to host a workshop on Kyoto Protocol


Conference connects world’s female leaders


World CEO Forum in Dubai brings together business leaders from five continents


Global leaders should be collectively responsible to bridge division: Nahyan


ETISALAT supports Abu Dhabi World Leadership Summit


Clinton and international figures to partake in Dubai Leaders Forum


Dubai will play host to UN conference with a difference


Mayor of Milan to speak at Leaders in Dubai


Cherie Blair inaugurates the Khaleej Times International Forum


Dubai Holding sponsors first World Cities Forum 2005


Dubai to host GGI World Conference


Donald Trump to visit 'great miracle' Dubai soon


Lubna Al Qasimi opens 2nd government leaders forum


Thinkers’ meet to inspire future education system


Abu Dhabi City Plan Conference launches website


A lot of work ahead of women: Sheikh Nahyan


Fatima receives participants in Women Leadership Forum


World’s leading minds to converge on capital


Clinton to discuss leadership in Dubai


E-ducation conference dedicated to Zayed


Mohammed attends Arab Strategy Forum's major session


Dubai's success impresses UK's Howell


Lubna emphasises infrastructure


Mohammed says Arab world needs will to introduce change


Clinton rules out establishment of a Palestinian State in the next four years


Emirati woman is a major axis in the UAE development march: Mohammed


Mohammad to open Strategy Forum


Arab Strategy Forum attracts regional and international experts


Al Gergawi's motivating opening address to 'Leaders in Dubai'


Alabbar to join Giuliani for Dubai forum


International experts to address "Leaders in Dubai" debate


ECSSR to organize international conference on energy


Dubai Strategy Forum renamed


Tejari CEO to take part in Fortune conference


Progress of any nation requires a visionary leadership: Mohammed bin Rashid


Alabbar seeks greater role for business


Conference on WTO accords kicks off in Dubai


Dubai Deputy Ruler receives participants in OICC confab


First EU-GCC Conference opens