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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

Dubai walks away with top honours at Saudi exhibition

Posted on 13/05/2005

The Dubai stand, sponsored by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing's (DTCM) office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, walked away with the highest scores during its recent participation at the Dar Al Hikma Tourism Exhibition in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Selected by a committee, set up by the college, Dubai was among the 10 worldwide destinations selected by the college management for students to exhibit. The department's participation was part of its endeavour to update the ...  >>MORE

UAE, IFE discuss joint co-operation

Posted on 11/05/2005

Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Planning and Economy Department, received in Abu Dhabi yesterday Roed Van Eigen, chairman of the International Federation of Exhibitions (IFE), who is on a visit to the UAE. They discussed avenues of co-operation between the UAE and IFE. Sheikh Hamed underlined the importance of making use of the IFE's experience in holding exhibitions. "The UAE has made great strides in the exhibition industry and has become a leader in this ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Mubarak inaugurates CONSTRUCT light+ building exhibition

Posted on 11/04/2005

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works, inaugurated in Abu Dhabi yesterday the second session of CONSTRUCT light+building exhibition and Abu Dhabi city plan conference being held at Abu Dhabi International Exhibitions Centre by the General Exhibitions Corporation in collaboration with Municipalities & Agriculture Department and Messe Frankfurt and supported by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, UAE University and Engineers' Union. ...  >>MORE

Mobile exhibition on historical buildings of Dubai draws students

Posted on 06/04/2005

A mobile photo and model exhibition on historical buildings of Dubai, organised by Dubai Municipality's Historical Building Section, has attracted students of schools across the emirate. The exhibition features numerous photos of renovated historical buildings, Arabic calligraphy, fine art portraits, models of Al Fahidi Fortress, the House of Heritage, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's House, Shindagha area, Hatta Village, Defence Towers in Dubai, magnified models of traditional gates, gypsum and ...  >>MORE

Exhibitions industry to be consolidated

Posted on 17/02/2005

The UAE economic authorities plan to consolidate the Dh 12 billion exhibitions and conferences industry under one corporation to be named UAE Exhibitions and Conferences Authority (UECA). This will be supervised by the UAE Ministry of Economy and Planning in collaboration with the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in each emirate, said a source close to the department. The industry has become so large and controversial that it needs to be looked at and controlled by one governmental body, ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to widen exhibition portfolio

Posted on 08/01/2005

The General Exhibitions Corp of Abu Dhabi has embarked on a 10-year strategy to achieve annual growth of 15 per cent with new projects and by setting up a multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art trade fair complex. "There is a huge unexplored trade fairs or exhibitions market in the region as the Middle East accounts for only one per cent of the global trade fairs market. We have an ambitious strategy for 2005-15, and our aim is to make Abu Dhabi a leading centre for exhibitions and conferences," ...  >>MORE

Sharjah World Book Fair to open tomorrow

Posted on 06/12/2004

More than 100,000 titles will be on display when the Sharjah World Book Fair opens tomorrow. The popular fair, now in its 23rd year, is organised by the Sharjah Department of Culture and Information and is being held at the Sharjah Expo Centre. More than 700 publishers from 42 Arab and international publishing houses will take part in the fair, which this year focuses on educational books. More than 350,000 are expected to visit the event, which runs for 11 days and features 500 stalls. The ...  >>MORE

Helishow to feature latest in rotor technology

Posted on 06/12/2004

The latest in rotor technologies and services will be showcased at the first ever Middle East helicopter show which will be held at the Dubai Airport Expo, East Hall from December 6-9. Dubai Helishow 2004 will cater to the Middle East region's enormous potential for the civil market including transport and utility helicopters, commercial operators, and private ownership. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Department of Civil Aviation, Government of Dubai and Chairman of Emirates ...  >>MORE

80 companies set to take part in Dubai Helishow

Posted on 29/11/2004

More than 80 helicopter manufacturers are taking part in Dubai Helishow 2004, the region's first helicopter technology and operations exhibition to be held at Dubai Airport Expo from Dec.6 to 9. Helishow organiser Mediac said the region also has potential for both the defence and civil markets including military upgrades, transport and utility helicopters, commercial operators, and private ownership. Military procurement is by far the key growth sector in the Middle East and Gulf region ...  >>MORE

Building show gets off to a sound start

Posted on 21/11/2004

The Big 5, the largest and the longest established exhibition for the construction and contracting industry, opened yesterday at the Dubai World Trade Centre. More than 1,600 exhibitors from over 50 countries are participating in the five-day exhibition, which is expected to attract over 30,000 visitors. The event concludes on November 24. The organisers of the exhibition have decided to utilise the Sheikh Rashid Hall and a specially erected pavilion to provide more space for the largest Big ...  >>MORE

Arab League chief hails UAE participation in International cultural gathering

Posted on 09/10/2004

Frankfurt - Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa has said the participation of the UAE, within the Arab group, in the Frankfurt International Book Fair is to the advantage of the Arab culture and mutual action. The Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest cultural event in the world, opened its doors on Tuesday and will wind up on October 10. The UAE is among the Arab group of 22 countries present at the event as Guest of Honour. Arab cultural activities in Germany are scheduled to last for one ...  >>MORE

More than 1,200 exhibitors will participate in ADIPEC-2004

Posted on 02/10/2004

Saeed Khoori, ADCO Assistant General Manager and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, ADIPEC-2004 said that ADIPEC 2004 in its 11th edition is considered one of the most significant event in the Gulf and Middle East region. In an interview with the Emirates News Agency, Khoori pointed out that the edition to be organised by the General Exhibition Corporation, GEC from October 10 to 13 would be attended by a large number of oil and gas experts from the ...  >>MORE

Attiyah opens ECSSR Gulf energy conference

Posted on 27/09/2004

Current rising oil prices reflect neither market supply and demand nor the currently available oil supplies, said Abdulla bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Qatari Minister for Energy and Industry. 'Escalating oil prices negatively affect global economic growth, raising petroleum prices for the ultimate consumer, undermining the purchasing power of importing countries and increasing oilfield development costs, Al Attiyah said in a keynote address at the 10th energy conference of the Emirates Centre for ...  >>MORE

Oil experts set to throng to UAE for ADIPEC 2004

Posted on 26/09/2004

A host of experts from the Gulf region and the world will throng to the UAE capital city to discuss latest developments in gas industry during the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Conference (ADIPEC 2004) scheduled for 10-13 October. Participants will focus on the role the UAE and other GCC member states will play in the energy industry sinewed with oil and gas. Organizers, the General Exhibitions Corporation (GEC) in association with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), have put the ...  >>MORE

Sharjah participates in Moscow exhibition

Posted on 22/09/2004

In a new marketing approach to the international tourism sector aiming to establish a leading position in the world's tourism map, Director of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, SCTDA, Mohammed Al Noman is heading a Sharjah delegation to Moscow Leisure Exhibition to be held in Moscow from September 22 to 25. The delegation consisted of senior representatives of major players in the travel and tourism industry in Sharjah, including Sharjah International Airport Authority, ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi motor show continues to grow

Posted on 21/09/2004

The tenth edition of the Abu Dhabi International Motor Show (ADIMS) to be held in the capital beginning September 28, has drawn to its fray larger number of participants than the previous events, bearing evidence to the growth in the automobile industry in the country and the region. Walid Saleh, General Manager of Trans Continental Fairs Management, organisers of ADIMS said in Abu Dhabi yesterday that the encouraging response from participants has led to increasing the space at the venue ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian exhibition concludes

Posted on 18/09/2004

The International Abu Dhabi Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition concluded in Abu Dhabi last Thursday with virtually all the 185 local and international exhibitors , pledging to return to Abu Dhabi for the 2005 Exhibition. The exhibition which was held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs attracted over 185 exhibitors from 21 countries. In remarks during a visit to the three-day exhibition, Lt. General Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Saif bin Zayed hails hunting show as a success

Posted on 15/09/2004

Major General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior yesterday hailed the Abu Dhabi Hunting and Equestrian Show as a great success. "The fact that the exhibition attracted large segments of young UAE nationals in addition to a cross section of international hunting and equestrian fans is an evidence of its great success. This response captures the essence of the vision of President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who has also encouraged the youth to ...  >>MORE

UAE to participate in Frankfurt Book Fair

Posted on 15/09/2004

The United Arab Emirates will take part in the Frankfurt International Book Fair scheduled to be held in the German city during 5-10 October. The stage is all set for the UAE participation in the event, deemed the most important cultural gathering in the world, on the directives of Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture. UAE's presence in the Frankfurt Fair will be part of the 22-nation Arab group as the Arab world is guest of honour in this year's event. ...  >>MORE

Mansour bin Zayed inaugurates Abu Dhabi hunting show

Posted on 14/09/2004

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Director General of the President's office, inaugurated in Abu Dhabi yesterday, in the presence of Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Economic Department, the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2004. The event is being held at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre and under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of ...  >>MORE

UAE firms fare well at Damascus trade fair

Posted on 11/09/2004

UAE firms participating at Damascus international trade fair are faring well, with many of them having already clinched deal worth Dh47 million during the first week. Many participants expect the figure to increase within the next week as many Jordanian, Syrian, Lebanese and Iraqi businessmen expressed interest to deal with the UAE firms. The quality of the UAE products is world-class and this has been a gravitating factor to many investors, said Ali Obaid bin Hatim, Director of Exhibition at ...  >>MORE

Stage set for ADIPEC 2004

Posted on 11/09/2004

The United Arab Emirates is all set to host the 11th Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference "ADIPEC 2004" at the International Exhibition Centre here from 10-13 October., the General Exhibitions Corporation (GEC), has put the final touches to entertain guests and participants who are expected to come in their thousands to attend the event, the most important of its kind in the Gulf region and the Middle East. A high-tech media centre will be set to receive more than 300 ...  >>MORE

UAE participates in Damascus expo

Posted on 05/09/2004

A total of 40 UAE companies are currently taking part in the Damascus international exhibition through the made in the UAE pavilion. The event, which lasts until September 12, was opened Friday with the participation of 5,208 exhibitors from 55 countries. Director General of the General Exhibition Corporation Ahmed Al Mazrouei said the UAE participation aimed at promoting the UAE products and services to other countries. UAE exports and re-exports to Syria stood at Dh 104 million and Dh201 ...  >>MORE

Hunting Show popularity boosted by Zayed's support: Al Mazroui

Posted on 04/09/2004

With just ten days for the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Show to kick off, the number of exhibitors has swelled to a staggering 166 firms from 21 countries around the world, according to organizers. "The tremendous success we have had so far even before the commencement of the show is largely due to the unstinted support lent to the exhibition by President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who made an historic visit to the show last year. Another obvious factor for ...  >>MORE

UAE photographic exhibition staged in Copenhagen

Posted on 10/08/2004

A photographic exhibition showcasing various aspects of the astounding progress made by the UAE under the leadership of H.H President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has opened here at the Danish capital. Organised by the Sundby Library in conjunction with the Department of External Information at the UAE Ministry of Information, the exhibition is held to mark the 38th anniversary of the Accession Day. The exhibition includes 30 photographic enlargements about the UAE, collected by Dr. ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to host world hunting, equestrian exhibition

Posted on 03/07/2004

Abu Dhabi will host next September a premier show that provides an excellent forum for manufacturers of outdoor sports equipment and accessories, guns, hunting vehicles, shooting, fishing, falconry, amongst many, to showcase their products and services to a vast high-profile audience and fans. The Exhibition, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX), is being organised by the General Exhibitions Corporation (GEC) and the Emirates Falconers' Club (EFC). The event, ...  >>MORE

Zayed University students holds exhibition

Posted on 17/06/2004

Female Students of the Zayed University, seconded to universities in Spain, held yesterday at the Abu Dhabi Mall a photo exhibition, which was held under the auspices of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of the Zayed University. The exhibition, held under the title: "Views from Spain|”, attracted a number of dignitaries, including the Spanish Ambassador, Fernando De Galainena, Abu Dhabi Mall Proprietor, Nasir Al Nuwais, ...  >>MORE

Dh25 million worth of deals signed by UAE firms in Yemen

Posted on 23/05/2004

UAE firms participating in the Yemen trade exhibition have struck deals worth Dh25 million in the first three days, according to an official at the General Exhibition Corporation (GEC). In a statement to WAM, Obeid bin Hatem of the GEC said it was expected that UAE companies would reach more deals and contracts in the coming few days of the exhibition. He stated that the UAE had won the first prize for the best pavilion from among other 14 Arab, Asian and European pavilions. (The Emirates News ...  >>MORE

Exhibition of Ronald Codrai photographs in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 16/05/2004

An exhibition of Ronald Codrai photographs entitled 'The Emirates at Mid-Century', containing 111 iconic images, some of which will be on show for the very first time, opens in Abu Dhabi today. Organised by Motivate Publishing, the exhibition marks the fourth anniversary of the death of Ronald Codrai on May 9, 2000 and presents highlights from his unique photographic archive, which contains around 6,800 photographs of the Emirates between 1948 and 1955. Since his passing, his sons have ...  >>MORE

ERWDA's Environmental Competition Exhibition inaugurated

Posted on 26/04/2004

A four-day exhibition for the Environmental Competition 2003-2004 for schools in the Abu Dhabi Emirate by the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) was inaugurated by Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan on at the Marina Mall. The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Sheikh Haza bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Majid al Mansouri, ERWDA's Secretary General and other officials from ERWDA and the Educational Zones, according to a press release. The Competition ...  >>MORE

UAE to participate in Yemen International Fair

Posted on 18/04/2004

The UAE will participate with a pavilion in the 6th Yemen International Trade Fair, which will be held here from May 16 to 29. General Exhibitions Corporation, GEC, in collaboration with UAE Federal Chambers of Commerce and Industry, FCCI, will organise the UAE pavilion with a support from Ministry of Finance and Industry and Ministry of Economy and Commerce. The UAE participation in the 6th Yemen International Trade Fair is in line with the UAE endeavour to enhance fraternal relations between ...  >>MORE

Dubai shortlisted for global conventions

Posted on 13/04/2004

The Dubai government's bid to host international conventions - like the annual meetings of the World Bank and the IMF held last year - will result in attracting thousands of additional tourists, business travellers and high officials to the emirate every year, according to a top Dubai government official. Khalid A. bin Sulayem, director-general of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), said the emirate has been shortlisted in bids to host a number of international ...  >>MORE

Abdullah bin Zayed inaugurates Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Posted on 08/04/2004

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture inaugurated in Abu Dhabi yesterday the 14th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. In remarks shortly after the inauguration ceremony, Sheikh Abdullah hailed the book fair as a landmark event in the cultural life of the UAE and the Arab world. Sheikh Abdullah also praised the Cultural Foundation for its cultural role in disseminating the UAE national culture and also in promoting awareness about other cultures. He further ...  >>MORE

UAE to participate in France International Exhibition 2004

Posted on 28/03/2004

The UAE will participate in the 100 edition of France International Exhibition to be held in the French Capital, Paris, from April 29 to May 9. The French President, Jacques Chirac, will inaugurate the 220, 000 Square meter exhibition. The UAE would participate as a guest of honour with 5700 square meter pavilion under the auspices of Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Minister of Economy and Commerce. In a press conference, held here today, Pascal Carrere, the Commercial Attaché at the French ...  >>MORE

MOTEXHA Spring 2004 launches KidZone

Posted on 21/03/2004

Children are emerging as the most important consumer segment in the Middle East garment industry, as the demand for children's apparel is growing by 15 to 20 percent annually. To respond to this growing demand for children's wear, MOTEXHA Spring 2004, the definitive trade-show for the fashion and textile industry, has introduced KidZone, a dedicated section for children's clothing and accessories. The countries in the GCC (Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council) have among the highest birth rates ...  >>MORE

Envirotex exhibition targets health issues

Posted on 24/02/2004

Hamad Abdul Rahman Al Madfa, Minister of Health, and Chairman of the Federal Environment Agency, inaugurated the Envirotex 2004, an exhibition on the current state of environmental technology and a wide range of relevant services, at the Dubai International Convention Centre on Monday. The exhibition, which will conclude tomorrow, is being organised on the sidelines of the Second Zayed International Prize for the Environment, along with the Dubai International Conference on Atmospheric ...  >>MORE

Nahyan opens IFEX

Posted on 16/02/2004

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research opened in Abu Dhabi yesterday the third session of the International Furniture Exhibition (IFEX). Around 200 companies are participating in the show which is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Economic Department. In remarks shortly after the opening, Sheikh Nahyan said IFEX exhibition has established itself as a successful show, a fact evinced ...  >>MORE

Tenth edition of Cabsat opens

Posted on 09/02/2004

Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of Transportation and Communications yesterday inaugurated the 10th Middle East International Cable, Satellite, Broadcast and Communications Exhibition (CABSAT 2004), the largest and most representative edition of the show ever at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) Complex. CABSAT is acknowledged in the industry as the premier platform in the burgeoning Middle East market for the latest technologies and business strategies and provides an unmatched avenue ...  >>MORE

Largest ever display of vehicles in the Middle East

Posted on 15/12/2003

Dubai World Trade Centre, DWTC, organiser of the 7th Middle East International Motor Show, announced that today is the final day for visitors to check out the single largest display of vehicles ever in the Middles East with over 550 vehicles on display. The show includes the latest in motorcars, luxury vehicles, 4x4 wheel drives, sports utility vehicles, concept cars, bikes, off-terrain buggies, high performance sports cars, custom-built vehicles, commercial vehicles as well as motor parts and ...  >>MORE

4x4 Challenge circuit gets big response

Posted on 14/12/2003

Visitors to the 7th Middle East International Motorshow this year have been flocking to the European 4x4 Challenges circuit to experience for themselves the thrills and challenge of the purpose built circuit, which gives them an opportunity to test drive some of the top international models totally free. The 4x4 circuit is an interactive feature that will provide exhibitors with an attractive and effective prospect to introduce their cars to the end users for test drives and thereby help boost ...  >>MORE

Motorshow visitors cross 11,000-mark on opening day

Posted on 13/12/2003

The opening day of the seventh Middle East International Motor Show witnessed crowds of more than 11,000. Good response was there from a high profile of visitors, many of whom include members of the royal families, celebrities, car enthusiasts, potential buyers and trade visitors from the Arab world. "The venue has been filled by visitors as the opening day crowds have broken all previous records by registering a surge of 47 per cent and crowds enjoying the most comprehensive and splendid ...  >>MORE

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Dubai walks away with top honours at Saudi exhibition


UAE, IFE discuss joint co-operation


Hamdan bin Mubarak inaugurates CONSTRUCT light+ building exhibition


Mobile exhibition on historical buildings of Dubai draws students


Exhibitions industry to be consolidated


Abu Dhabi to widen exhibition portfolio


Sharjah World Book Fair to open tomorrow


Helishow to feature latest in rotor technology


80 companies set to take part in Dubai Helishow


Building show gets off to a sound start


Arab League chief hails UAE participation in International cultural gathering


More than 1,200 exhibitors will participate in ADIPEC-2004


Attiyah opens ECSSR Gulf energy conference


Oil experts set to throng to UAE for ADIPEC 2004


Sharjah participates in Moscow exhibition


Abu Dhabi motor show continues to grow


Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian exhibition concludes


Saif bin Zayed hails hunting show as a success


UAE to participate in Frankfurt Book Fair


Mansour bin Zayed inaugurates Abu Dhabi hunting show


UAE firms fare well at Damascus trade fair


Stage set for ADIPEC 2004


UAE participates in Damascus expo


Hunting Show popularity boosted by Zayed's support: Al Mazroui


UAE photographic exhibition staged in Copenhagen


Abu Dhabi to host world hunting, equestrian exhibition


Zayed University students holds exhibition


Dh25 million worth of deals signed by UAE firms in Yemen


Exhibition of Ronald Codrai photographs in Abu Dhabi


ERWDA's Environmental Competition Exhibition inaugurated


UAE to participate in Yemen International Fair


Dubai shortlisted for global conventions


Abdullah bin Zayed inaugurates Abu Dhabi International Book Fair


UAE to participate in France International Exhibition 2004


MOTEXHA Spring 2004 launches KidZone


Envirotex exhibition targets health issues


Nahyan opens IFEX


Tenth edition of Cabsat opens


Largest ever display of vehicles in the Middle East


4x4 Challenge circuit gets big response


Motorshow visitors cross 11,000-mark on opening day