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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - CONFERENCES

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

Symposium on asymmetric war opens

Posted on 13/04/2004

A symposium on Asymmetric War was yesterday opened here under the patronage of Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Deputy Crown Prince and Armed Forces Chief of Staff. The symposium is jointly organised by the UAE Armed Forces General Command, the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, ECSSR, and the University of Adelaide, Australia, known for its major strengths in biological sciences, physical sciences, information technology and telecommunications, ...  >>MORE

Khalifa lauds Zayed's role in UAE's achievements

Posted on 23/02/2004

H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, reiterated yesterday that the noble ideas of H.H. President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has made indelible impact on crystallising politico-economic policy, through which the UAE has managed to transform its short and long term plans into a tangible reality influencing the lives of every individual and the society as a whole. "Hence the UAE has managed to contribute ...  >>MORE

Dialogue essential to promote popular local culture - Sultan

Posted on 26/01/2004

Arab delegates at a cultural conference at the American University in Sharjah (AUS) discussed how to revive and promote their way of life while basing their education system on the West. Speakers at the international conference of Middle Eastern and North African Popular Culture, which included guests from the West, recognised that there was a 'dire need' to introduce young people to the Arabic way of life in the face of competing globalisation and European and American influence. Addressing ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to make its pitch at Davos

Posted on 20/01/2004

A high-level economic delegation from Abu Dhabi flew to Switzerland yesterday to attend the annual Davos talks and explain the growing investment opportunities arising from planned privatisation in the emirate. The delegation said it would hold side meetings at the Davos Forum, which is expected to attract more than 2,000 delegates, to brief potential investors on business opportunities in industry, natural gas, services and tourism. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu ...  >>MORE

Islamic influences discussed

Posted on 18/01/2004

Academics and socio-cultural experts have asserted the need to have wide ranging cross-cultural interaction. They believe dialogue is the key to peaceful and constructive co-existence of civilisations. "The Muslim world is passing through a critical period after the terrible events of 9/11," speakers said at the 'International Congress on Cultural Contacts in Building a Universal Civilisation: The Role of Islamic Contribution'. They added, "The image of Islam is being distorted and defamed ...  >>MORE

9th conference of ECSSR concludes

Posted on 14/01/2004

The 9th conference organised by the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, ECSSR, under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Deputy Crown Prince and Armed Forces Chief of Staff, was concluded here today. Held under the title "The Gulf and Future Challenges", prominent regional and international political, strategic and media experts, researchers and decision makers presented papers. Among them were Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of ...  >>MORE

Globalisation will redefine the fate of nations - Major

Posted on 14/01/2004

The invisible hands of globalisation and free trade will continue to change the shape of governments and erode their grip over industries. This was the contention of John Major, former British prime minister, in his address to participants at the ninth annual conference on The Gulf: Challenges of the Future, held in Abu Dhabi. "The nature of government is starting to change as globalisation continues to reduced state control over the economy," he said. "But this trend lays more onus on the ...  >>MORE

Economic role of the Gulf ineffective: UAE Information Minister

Posted on 13/01/2004

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture, has said that there is a major defect in the economic role of the Gulf region in the world, with non-oil exports of its countries accounting for half per cent of the total world exports. Addressing Day two of the 9th annual conference titled "the Gulf: Challenges of the Future" here today, Sheikh Abdullah noted that the Gross National Product (GNP) of the Gulf region was two per cent of the global product, which he said ...  >>MORE

John Major arrives on two-day visit

Posted on 12/01/2004

Former British Prime Minister John Major arrived in Abu Dhabi yesterday on a two-day visit to the UAE. He will deliver a speech tomorrow evening under the title "Multinational Companies and Sovereignty of Nations" at the 9th conference organised by the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research on "The Gulf and Future Challenges." He was received at the airport by Obeid bin Saif Al Nasiri, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, a number of Foreign Ministry officials and British ...  >>MORE

Development in Arab world facing challenges: Sheikh Mohammed

Posted on 12/01/2004

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Defence Minister, yesterday said that the Middle East region had experienced numerous crises and conflicts, leading sometimes to political seclusion and economic stagnation in some countries. In a speech delivered on his behalf by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum at the World Presidents' Organisation, the first regional conference held outside North America, Sheikh Mohammed said "with the new information age upon us, and the ...  >>MORE

Conference on 'the Gulf-Challenges of the Future" opens

Posted on 12/01/2004

The Gulf region is today facing serious challenges and risks that will have impact on its state of affairs and redraw its future plan, Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Economic Department, has said. He made his remarks here yesterday in a keynote address to the opening session of the 9th annual conference, entitled "The Gulf: Challenges of the Future", which is being organized by the Emirate Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR). "Thanks to its ...  >>MORE

Donors Forum opens in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 05/10/2003

The second forum of donors of the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies opened here today with the UAE reiterating its commitment to continue to work hard for unity among international humanitarian organisations, to boost partnership among them and to support the efforts being made towards a unified plan for relief assistance to all parts of the world. In his statement, read on his behalf by Khalifa Nasser Al Suwaidi, Board Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent ...  >>MORE

Power-Gen Middle East to discuss rehabilitation of power facilities in Iraq

Posted on 31/08/2003

POWER-GEN Middle East 2003 - the Middle East region's premier conference and exhibition which will be held in the capital on October 13 to 15, 2003 will gather high level speakers from Bechtel, Iraq Electricity Commission, HSBC Investment Bank, International Power, White & Case LLP and other organizations to address rebuilding Iraq's power infrastructure. It is believed that this special opening day conference track at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibitions Centre on Monday 13 October will be ...  >>MORE

Jersey delegation to visit UAE in October

Posted on 20/08/2003

Jersey, Channel Islands - A top-ranking delegation from the British Channel Island of Jersey is to make a return visit to the United Arab Emirates in October, it was announced here yesterday. The delegation is being led by Senator Frank Walker, President of the Policy and Resources Committee of the Government of Jersey. Among other participants is Pierre Horsfall CBE, former President of Policy and Resources, who led a delegation to the UAE in October last year and is now the Chairman of Jersey ...  >>MORE

Security and Safety ME 2003 to be held Abu Dhabi in October

Posted on 20/03/2003

The first Security and Safety Exhibition and Conference in the Middle East will be held in Abu Dhabi in October this year, even as Gulf states are expected to increase spending on security and safety equipment by ten per cent annually. Currently, GCC countries spend more than US $900 million on security devices, while the regional annual security budget is the largest in the world, estimated at US$60 billion. The exhibition is being organised jointly by the UAE Ministry of Interior, General ...  >>MORE

Power expo to be held in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 02/10/2002

The first Power Generation Exhibition and Conference in the Middle East will be organised at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre from Oct. 21 to 23. The exhibition and conference is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the support of Sheikh Dhiyab Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, as well as the support of the American ...  >>MORE

UAE to host Arab, EU cities meet

Posted on 14/09/2002

The UAE will host the third Arab and European cities conference in Abu Dhabi on January 19 and 20. More than 100 mayors from Arab and European cities will participate in the conference, which will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces. Sheikh Mohammed bin Butti, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Municipality and Town ...  >>MORE

Conference on date palms to begin Sunday

Posted on 12/09/2002

An international conference on palm trees planting will begin here on Sunday. The conference is the eighth specialised conference in as many years to be organised by the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) and comes at the directives of President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to pay attention to environmental issues with particular emphasis on growing palm trees. At a press conference here today, Dr. Ali Ghanim said that the conference would aim, among other ...  >>MORE

Dubai to host G-77 science meet

Posted on 11/08/2002

Dubai will host the first ever high-level Conference on Science and Technology of the Group of 77 from October 27 to 30. The conference is aimed at formulating global strategies and clear policies within the South for the promotion of science and technology. Hussein Nasser Lootah, Assistant Director of Dubai Municipality for Environment and Public Health Affairs, who also chairs the organising committee of the conference, recently met Murad Ahmia, Executive Secretary at the Office of Chairman ...  >>MORE

UAE firmly committed to environment: Sultan bin Khalifa

Posted on 21/01/2002

Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, today gave special credit to President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for his leading role in conservation of the country's environment and wildlife. Protection of the environment still occupies top priority in national development plans and the UAE progress model is based on sustainable development which aims at conserving the environment and rational use of natural resources, said Dr. Sheikh Sultan. ...  >>MORE

Labour Ministry to organise symposium on labour rights

Posted on 13/01/2002

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs will organise a symposium on the fundamental labour rights, to be held from 15-17 this month. The symposium which will be organised in cooperation with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will highlight the universal labour rights declaration and other conventions to which the UAE is a signatory. The symposium will also seek to evolve a national strategy and mechanism of reinforcing these conventions. The symposium will be held at Dubai Chamber ...  >>MORE

MoH to present views on cloning

Posted on 12/01/2002

The UAE Ministry of Health is organising a conference to present an Arab Muslim perspective on global health ethics. "The UAE International Conference on Health Care Ethics will be held in Abu Dhabi from March 10 to 13, to present Islamic views on the ethics of human cloning, organ transplantation, health care for old people and religious guidelines on medical decisions," said Dr Abdul Rahim Jaffar, Conference President and Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health. Co-sponsoring ...  >>MORE

Conference on Water Resources hosted by Zayed prize

Posted on 30/12/2001

Under the Patronage of the General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Defence Minister, the Zayed International Prize for the Environment is organising this important event in collaboration with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), UAE University, UNEP, UAE Ministry of Agriculture, ERWDA, UAE Federal Environmental Agency International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture and the USGS. Its general objective is to ensure adequate supplies of water of good ...  >>MORE

International school health conference in capital in January

Posted on 30/12/2001

Preparations are underway at the Ministry of Health to organise the First UAE International School Health Conference 2002. The conference will be held under the motto ‘School Health Programmes, Overview, and New Applications'. The conference will review the global state of school health and discuss the organisation and management of school health programmes in different countries. The conference will also explore ways of strengthening school health services and discuss the barriers at the ...  >>MORE

UAE to host Afghan conference

Posted on 17/11/2001

The UAE is lined up to host a proposed UN-sponsored conference of Afghan factions to hammer out a political solution for Afghanistan following the fall of Kabul to the opposition. A UAE official confirmed a report on Abu Dhabi satellite television yesterday that the UAE had agreed to host the conference within days. Abu Dhabi TV said the UAE had "agreed to a UN request to host a conference of Afghan factions". The conference, expected to be held in the next few days, will discuss ...  >>MORE

Mohammed opens Dubai Strategy Forum

Posted on 13/11/2001

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, opened here today at the Emirates Towers Hotel the Dubai Strategy Forum. Present at the opening ceremony were Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Department, Dr. Khalifa Mohammed Ahmed, Director of the Dubai Ruler's Court, a large number of distinguished guests, including directors of both the private and government institutions, experts and university lectures, ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi hosts a global forum on banking under e-race

Posted on 18/09/2001

A global conference on prospects of banking and financing under e-race will be held here from November 4 to 5 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. Fadhil Al Darmaki, Board Chairman of Emirates Institutes for Banking Training, said the biennial forum would discuss the latest technology in banking services and products. The first meeting was held in October 1999 to discuss banking strategies in ...  >>MORE

Zayed Centre to take part in cooperation meet

Posted on 05/09/2001

The Zayed Centre for Coordination and Follow Up will take part in the upcoming South African Development Community-Gulf Cooperative Council inter-regional conference, in Johannesburg on October 14. The South African Development Community comprises 14 African countries and aims at regional cooperation for the development of economic, social, strategic and political relations between each other and the Arab World, particularly the GCC states. The meeting, under the title 'Bridging the Gulf', will ...  >>MORE

19 medical conferences approved for 2001-2002

Posted on 26/06/2001

The Higher Committee for Medical and Scientific Conferences at the UAE Ministry of Health (MoH) has approved 19 medical conferences for the period from 2001 to 2002, at an estimated cost of Dh6.25 million, according to Amin Al Amiri, Director of Medical Laboratories and Blood Transfusion Services and Deputy Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee for Medical Conferences at the MoH. Eight of the planned conferences have already been held in the first four months of this year. In October ...  >>MORE

E-government conference opened in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 17/06/2001

E- government concepts and practices came under focus at the first E-Government Conference which opened yesterday, under the patronage of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister. The two-day conference is being organised by the General Information Authority (GIA). Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa AL Nahyan highlighted the forum as an important step towards the e-government. ' The UAE has established a modern infrastructure that enables its smooth entry to the information ...  >>MORE

Ambassadors to Arab states meet in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 08/05/2001

Foreign Minister Rashid Abdullah received in Abu Dhabi yesterday UAE ambassadors to Arab countries. Saif Saeed bin Saad, Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary, attended the meeting. The minister urged the ambassadors to exert more efforts in promoting relations between UAE's senior officials and their counterparts in the countries where they were posted. Abdullah stressed the importance of strengthening UAE's relations with other Arab countries with the aim of boosting Arab solidarity and action, in ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT to host global net conference

Posted on 21/02/2001

ETISALAT along with its Internet business unit Emirates Internet and Multimedia (EIM) will sponsor the first Gulf Ipv6 Summit - a landmark Internet conference to be held in Dubai on Feb. 26 and 27. "Internet Protocol Version 6 or Ipv6 is considered to be the next generation Internet protocol, which is expected to replace the current Ipv4 system, Maroua Naim, general manager of EIM, said. "Though Ipv4 has been remarkably resilient, its biggest challenge is the growing shortage of IP addresses ...  >>MORE

Solar Energy: The UAE's inexhaustible power source

Posted on 17/02/2001

On Monday 500 energy experts from around the world will gather for the Sharjah Solar Energy Conference. In this article the Emirates News Agency, WAM examines how the use of solar energy is being developed in the UAE. In the 40 or so years since the United Arab Emirates first became an oil producer, its demands for energy have been met primarily from oil, and then gas. Production and the options offered by renewable energy sources have received little attention. In a country without lakes ...  >>MORE

E-Commerce Conference opens

Posted on 13/02/2001

The UAE has built a modern economic and productive infrastructure which enables it to integrate swiftly and properly into the global economy, thanks to the far-sighted leadership of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, according to Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and Honorary Chairman of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI). In his inaugural speech at the ‘Middle East e-Business and IT Conference' in the capital, ...  >>MORE

Dubai to host First International E-government conference

Posted on 28/01/2001

The first international e-government conference, Dubai 2001, will be held tomorrow at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Organised by the Dubai E-government Executive Team and Gulfnet Conferences and Exhibitions, the event aims to highlight e-solutions, products and services. The conference will have a concurrent exhibition in which more than 20 organisations and companies will display their merchandise. Dubai 2001 will run until Wednesday. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, head of the ...  >>MORE

Mohammed opens OECD Forum

Posted on 17/01/2001

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, said today that the UAE is determined to cope with rapid global changes and had prepared the necessary framework to meet requirements of the positive and constructive interaction with the new economy. "We had to move in different directions at the same time: to spread awareness about information technology revolution, develop education and reconsider its curricula and methods and launch ...  >>MORE

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First EU-GCC Conference opens


Symposium on asymmetric war opens


Khalifa lauds Zayed's role in UAE's achievements


Dialogue essential to promote popular local culture - Sultan


Abu Dhabi to make its pitch at Davos


Islamic influences discussed


9th conference of ECSSR concludes


Globalisation will redefine the fate of nations - Major


Economic role of the Gulf ineffective: UAE Information Minister


John Major arrives on two-day visit


Development in Arab world facing challenges: Sheikh Mohammed


Conference on 'the Gulf-Challenges of the Future" opens


Donors Forum opens in Abu Dhabi


Power-Gen Middle East to discuss rehabilitation of power facilities in Iraq


Jersey delegation to visit UAE in October


Security and Safety ME 2003 to be held Abu Dhabi in October


Power expo to be held in Abu Dhabi


UAE to host Arab, EU cities meet


Conference on date palms to begin Sunday


Dubai to host G-77 science meet


UAE firmly committed to environment: Sultan bin Khalifa


Labour Ministry to organise symposium on labour rights


MoH to present views on cloning


Conference on Water Resources hosted by Zayed prize


International school health conference in capital in January


UAE to host Afghan conference


Mohammed opens Dubai Strategy Forum


Abu Dhabi hosts a global forum on banking under e-race


Zayed Centre to take part in cooperation meet


19 medical conferences approved for 2001-2002


E-government conference opened in Abu Dhabi


Ambassadors to Arab states meet in Abu Dhabi


ETISALAT to host global net conference


Solar Energy: The UAE's inexhaustible power source


E-Commerce Conference opens


Dubai to host First International E-government conference


Mohammed opens OECD Forum