Category Archives: Exhibitions

Travel Tech Middle East Congress to be held in September in Dubai

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The second annual event of the Verve Travel Tech Middle East Congress will be held from September 26–27, 2018 with exclusive media partnership with Travtalk Middle East, Tourism Breaking News and Travel TV. The Travel Tech Middle East congress will focus on data insights and technology. There will be presentations on top traveller behaviour trends to watch by airlines, hoteliers & OTA’s, travel tech trends to watch, current & future, travel marketing in 2018, Artificial Intelligence: future of customer engagement & travel experience, alternative accommodation models and the future of hotels, future of bitcoin and blockchain: how will it revolutionize the travel industry, connectedness & use of technology amongst older persons and a lot more trending topics! Sabah Parvez, the Managing Director of Verve Management UAE, “These are exciting times for the Middle East region as we gear up for the World 2020 Expo in Dubai, an event that has generated an estimated $50 billion in direct and indirect investments, with $8 billion being allocated to transport and infrastructure projects alone, according to the Gulf Business news. We believe that this will generate business for the travel & tourism industry and will only keep getting bigger. This is a good time to invest in the Middle East market and travel as an industry will be one of the main benefactor as it will play a major role not only for the expo but tourism point of view as well.”

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OTE to be held at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort on Sep 6

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The second edition of Outbound Travel Events (OTE) organised by Luxury Connections with exclusive media partnership with Travtalk Middle East, tourismbreakingnews.ae and Travel TV.News will take place at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort on September 6, 2018. The inaugural sessions last year saw a great turn out of agents from all emirates making it a sounding success. This year for the second edition new partners will be joining aboard and will be announced very soon. Come summer every year, every agent in all emirates and Middle East in general seek new destinations to explore so that their clientele will not only be able to witness varied locations but also ensure that some of the most important “bucket list” sites are covered in the long run. This event is soon becoming an important networking platform for agents from all emirates as they are given the opportunity to connect on, one on one basis with destinations, properties, attractions etc from Europe, Asia, Americas etc. This preparation for summer next year is an absolute necessity especially given the fact that next year the Eid holidays will be very much towards the end of spring paving way for the travellers to have a much longer vacation. The person behind the event Mario Anthony and the luxury connections team stated that they have already received a very good response for the event and expect a very good participation. Anthony said, “We are very excited about the second edition of the outbound travel bazaar in Abu Dhabi. After the successful event last year in Abu Dhabi, we expect this year to have more participants and partners from all seven emirates during this day.”

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Dubai to host maiden Global Investment in Aviation Summit

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The first Global Investment in Aviation Summit (GIAS), set to be held in Dubai, will host over 500 top aviation asset managers, aircraft lessors, investors, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities, aviation logistics suppliers and fixed-base operators (FBOs). The delegates from 40 countries will include 20 aviation ambassadors, 10 knowledge partners, 200 aviation officials and 300 investors brainstorming throughout the three days. The conference will take place as the UAE authorities are investing Dh85 billion ($23.16 billion) in airport development and expansion that will see its airports handle develop combined capacity to handle more than 300 million passengers per year. “Our airlines and airports have been ranking consistently as among the best internationally. On compliance level, UAE ranked as a top member state of the International Civil Aviation Organisation. GIAS is UAE’s testament of our commitment to push the nation to be a global pioneer in this field. The glass ceiling is not too high to break as we have mounted unimaginable innovations,” said HE Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director-General, UAE General Civil Aviation Authority.

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ADNEC, SEHA partner for Abu Dhabi International Boat Show

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The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced its partnership with SEHA as Official Healthcare Provider for the inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) 2018, which will be held from October  17-20 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. SEHA will be present at the show with a fully equipped mobile clinic and a team of medical experts, to provide healthcare for participants and visitors. The four-day event is fully supported by the Abu Dhabi Government, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism and Abu Dhabi Ports and will contribute to the marine market in the UAE, which is currently worth over USD 61 billion. Alex Nicholl, Show Director of ADIBS said, “It gives us great pleasure to partner with SEHA, in order to provide the healthcare and medical services for both exhibitors and visitors attending the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show in 2018. ADIBS will be “Uniquely Abu Dhabi” – we are creating an environment which uniquely blends luxury yachts and international leisure marine alongside the rich maritime history of the Emirates. Visitors and exhibitors attending the launch Show will be left with no doubt where and why they visited; ADIBS provides an outstanding platform on which to advertise Abu Dhabi to an international audience.” Marwan Al Kaabi, Group Readiness & Business Continuity Director of SEHA said: “We are very pleased to be supporting ADIBS as the Official Healthcare Provider, we place great focus on best health care practices and quality services.”

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Abu Dhabi to promote MiCE in ‘The Meetings Show” in London

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A delegation led by the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau (ADCB) will attend The Meetings Show – the  event for the inbound and outbound meetings and event industry in the UK – in London on 27th and 28th June 2018, to raise awareness of the emirate as a world-class events, incentive and exhibition hub. The delegation will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with more than 2,300 key buyers on the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau stand over the course of the two days, with the show expected to welcome over 4,800 meetings and events professionals. The UK is the leading European source market and the third largest overseas market for Abu Dhabi, having seen a rise of 13 per cent in UK visitors during 2017, where numbers reached 270,000. Figures for 2018 are looking healthy, with the first four months of the year registering a 13.7 per cent increase compared to 2017. This visit will be the fifth time the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau has participated in The Meetings Show, which each year generates countless event enquiries and exhibition leads for Abu Dhabi. “Each year we see great results from attending The Meetings Show in London, so we are very pleased to bring our 14 stakeholders to the show this year,’ said Sara Abdullah Al Aslai, the Conferences & Exhibitions Unit Head. “The UK market is an incredibly important one for us, with many leading British companies holding events and incentives in Abu Dhabi. However, we continue to strive to attract further interest from meeting and event professionals, and attending events like The Meetings Show in London enhances our presence within the industry.”

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Dubai Heli Show to receive over 60 exhibitors from 30 countries

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The 2018 edition of the Dubai HeliShow is all geared up for its run from November 6-8 at the Royal Pavilion, Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The show is expected to be participated in by over 60 exhibitors and visitors coming from more than 30 countries. Now on its seventh edition, the three-day event will feature leading global speakers and top companies from Hungary, USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, Lithuania, Egypt, Russia, Bahrain, Switzerland, Romania, Lebanon, France, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Korea, Colombia and UAE to showcase their products, services and technologies for defence, homeland security, commercial and military helicopter sectors and explore future partnerships. Dubai HeliShow 2018 will also host strategic networking opportunities for participating companies, which include meetings and interactions between the international helicopter industry, as well as the defence and security sectors and prospective buyers.” Ahmad Abulhoul Managing Director, Domus Group, organisers of Dubai HeliShow 2018, said, “In addition to highlighting recent advancements in helicopter technology, this year’s edition of Dubai HeliShow is set to explore the segment’s regional growth potential by bringing industry leaders, pioneers and other industry stakeholders under one umbrella to discuss strategies and roadmaps to effectively improve defence and homeland security capabilities. The show will be marked with three exciting days of exhibitions, product demonstrations and networking opportunities—all designed to increase awareness on the major trends and developments that will impact the market’s future at both regional and global levels.”

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Thuraya and IEC Telecom showcase maritime product portfolio

Nabil Ben Soussia, Managing Director at IEC TelecomME and Thuraya partners

Thuraya Telecommunications Company and its long-standing service partner, IEC Telecom have joined forces to showcase Thuraya’s maritime product portfolio and provide a preview of the latest Thuraya maritime VSAT service at this year’s international shipping exhibition, Posidonia 2018, in Greece. Visitors to the Greece Metropolitan Expo had the opportunity to engage with senior executives from Thuraya and IEC Telecom on Thuraya’s new VSAT service and terminal that are due to be launched later this year. Speaking at the Expo, Ricky D’Souza, Manager, Market Development Maritime, Thuraya, said, “The growing demand for data in the maritime sector coupled with other requirements such as crew retention, remote offices, remote monitoring and maintenance has pushed us to develop our VSAT service. We were pleased to meet our valued customers to give them a sneak peek of our new dedicated VSAT+ terminal that provides communication support for a wider range of applications.” Thuraya displayed a wide range of products from its maritime portfolio including the Thuraya Orion IP broadband terminal, the SF2500 voice satellite terminal and the newly launched Thuraya Atlas IP+. Easy to install, Thuraya Atlas IP+ offers managers and crew seamless access to the Internet, enhanced connectivity, and high-speed onboard efficiency with best-in-class data rates, as well as driving operational efficiency. The terminal features a single cable connection to the stabilised antenna, direct bulkhead mounting, and built-in Wi-Fi. Through its RJ11 port, it can be connected to any standard analog or cordless phone.”

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ADNEC celebrates Global Exhibitions day

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Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has revealed that it participated in the worldwide celebrations of Global Exhibitions Day (GED)  recently, highlighting the strategic importance of the MICE industry to the growth of world economies. The GED initiative, which began in 2016, has seen an ever-growing number of participants and is actively supported by 40 exhibition industry associations and coordinated by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. As with previous GED events, industry professionals and students from around the world have been very active in online campaigns this year, while many global organizations hosted and organized events marking the day’s significance. Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO of ADNEC said, “These are truly exciting times for the global MICE industry as analysts are predicting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5 per cent in the next five years and reaching USD 1.24 billion in 2023. Rapid globalisation along with the expansion of service industries and the continuing emergence of newer technologies have become key drivers in this industry’s continuous growth. In line with this, ADNEC is confident that it will be a key player in the growth–remaining steadfast in our commitment to provide world class services and facilities to the region. We join the whole world as it celebrates GED on June 6, which aims to highlight the importance of the MICE industry for world economies. With over 260 million visitors and 4.4 million exhibitors generating EUR 98 billion (AED 422 billion) in revenues every year, the MICE industry contributes significantly to the GDP of every country in the world.”

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ADNEC to develop Hall 4 for enhanced event experience

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The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has revealed plans to develop its Hall 4, one of the spaces being offered for conferences and similar events. The move is aimed at addressing the growing demand for its award-winning venue, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, as a host for regional and global conferences and corporate events. The planned development will ensure a better experience for existing and potential conferences and meetings clients as well as the attending delegates. Hall 4, strategically located adjacent to the multi-purpose Atrium, will be divided into three fully equipped event spaces, each capable of hosting 1,000 delegates. Work on the project is expected to be completed this year, in time for 2019, when the centre will host strategic, global congresses that will boost Abu Dhabi’s position on the global map as a hub for regional and international conferences and events. Khalifa Al Qubaisi, Acting Chief Commercial Officer, ADNEC said, “The newly developed meeting rooms, with their strategic locations will enable our conference clients to configure all aspects of their events in a logical and convenient manner. The new rooms are also adjacent to ADNEC’s existing conference suites, the Innovation Lab and the recently refurbished 76 Restaurant, making it apt for expansion and customisation.”

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Dubai showcases business events at IMEX Frankfurt

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Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau and a division of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has recently showcased Dubai’s dynamic business events offering and services to more than 9,000 international meetings, events, and incentives industry professionals at IMEX Frankfurt, held at Messe Frankfurt. Alongside its co-exhibitors, DBE is showcasing the latest developments in Dubai’s world-class offerings which include state-of-the-art facilities, infrastructure and the city’s renowned hospitality sector, further cementing the city’s status as a major business events destination. DBE has brought 24 stakeholders and partners to the global trade show as co-exhibitors, including Emirates Airline, Expo 2020 Dubai and Jumeirah Group, offering a holistic view of Dubai’s business events infrastructure as the city engages with the industry on the international stage. Expanding on these efforts, DBE continues to successfully host global activities, including immersive roadshows hosted in markets around the world, which create a unique platform to meet and engage with decision makers and executives in the meetings, associations and events industry. So far, DBE conducted roadshows across Europe, China, Southeast Asia and North America, while a number of future missions are planned to take place across India, Northeast Asia, the UK, Scandinavia and Russia over the course of the year.

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