Sharjah Asset Management wins International Business Excellence Award

Sharjah Asset Management wins International Business Excellence Award

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (AETOSWire): Sharjah Asset Management (SAM), the investment arm of the Government of Sharjah, won the prestigious Retail category Award at the fifth edition of the International Business Excellence Awards, which was held, with the Support of the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) last week, at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City. Commenting on the victory, Chief Asset Management Officer Mohammed Bin Essa said, “We are delighted to win this distinguished award that acknowledges our commitment towards creating a competitive economy for the emirate and recognises our…

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tHIS 2019 to Shape Future Health Science and Technology With Expanded Exhibition Scale in Shanghai and Hangzhou

tHIS 2019 to Shape Future Health Science and Technology With Expanded Exhibition Scale in Shanghai and Hangzhou

SHANGHAI- (BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire) – The Health Industry Summit (tHIS) 2019, organized by Reed Sinopharm, will scale up with a total exhibition area of 400,000m2. For the first time, it will adopt the “Two Cities One Show” mode – to be launched in Shanghai and Hangzhou, two key cities in China’s Yangtze Economic Belt, namely China International Medicinal Equipment Fair (CMEF) and PHARMCHINA at the National Convention and Exhibition Center (Shanghai) on May 13-17, and API China – China’s leading exhibition for the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector – at Hangzhou International Expo Center…

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Oman Convention Bureau announces strategic partnership with Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA

Oman Convention Bureau announces strategic partnership with Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA

Dubai, UAE (May 9, 2019) – Oman Convention Bureau has announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with the Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East and Africa (MEA) to promote Oman as a key MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) destination. As part of the strategic alliance, Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA will work closely with the Oman Convention Bureau to introduce combined sales and marketing strategies directed to key MICE agents and potential clients. Commenting on the new partnership, Alexander Suski, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, Millennium…

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Dubai-based artist Rowaida Hakim presents a special collection of paintings to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan

Dubai-based artist Rowaida Hakim presents a special collection of paintings to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates In celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan artist Rowaida Hakim has incorporated her signature strips of gold leaf onto variously sized abstract canvases with Arabic messages for peace and positivity.  “These are quotes about hope, beauty and the happiness of life,” says the artist. “I want everyone to feel a sense of love and joy when they look at my paintings.”Charity is a very important part of Islam and is even more significant during Ramadan. Through her paintings, Hakim aims to offer through her art ways for…

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8th Annual EmiratesGBC Congress highlights critical role of circular economy in driving sustainable growth

8th Annual EmiratesGBC Congress highlights critical role of circular economy in driving sustainable growth

Dubai, UAE; May 2, 2019:In its eighth annual edition, the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) Congress gathered regional and international experts to discuss for the first time the adoption of a circular economic model in the building industry and construction sector in a bid to advance the United Arab Emirate’s sustainable development goalsof Vision 2021. Organisedby EmiratesGBC, an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, theCongress was held under the theme ‘Circling in on Zero: Circular Economy in the Built Environment,’ on 1…

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SWISS-BELHOTEL INTERNATIONAL REVEALS PLANS FOR EXPANSION, BRANDS AND SUTAINABILITY AT ARABIAN TRAVEL MARKET (ATM) 2019

SWISS-BELHOTEL INTERNATIONAL REVEALS PLANS FOR EXPANSION, BRANDS AND SUTAINABILITY AT ARABIAN TRAVEL MARKET (ATM) 2019

Hong Kong – Swiss-Belhotel International, the global hospitality management chain, has concluded a highly successful four days at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), where it updated the Middle Eastern travel trade on its impressive plans for global expansion, brand development and environmental sustainability. The company sent a high-level delegation to ATM, which took place in Dubai from 28th April to 1st May 2019 and was attended by over 39,000 travel professionals, government ministers and media. The group’s presence was led by Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President, Matthew Faull, Senior…

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ATM 2019’s Global Stage gears up for in-depth industry discussions on key travel and tourism trends

ATM 2019’s Global Stage gears up for in-depth industry discussions on key travel and tourism trends

Saudi Arabia’s growing tourism sector will be one of over 40 key travel and tourism trendsunder the spotlight on Arabian Travel Market’s Global Stage – as more than 100 experts from across the spectrum of global hospitality gear up for three more days ofinteractive discussions, keynotes and industry briefings. The Kingdom will see a vast expansion of its hotel and resort inventory during 2019, with approximately 9,000 keys of three- to five-star international supply projected to enter the market despite major cities such as Riyadh and Jeddah experiencing an overall…

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Personalise and remove friction for customers, to be successful, GCC travel companies told at ATM

Personalise and remove friction for customers, to be successful, GCC travel companies told at ATM

Gulf-based travel and hospitality companies that use disruptive technologies to boost personalisation and remove friction for customers are likely to become future market leaders, according to experts speaking at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019. In a panel discussion titled ‘The Big Picture – Who Will Sell Travel Best in the Future?’, which took place on ATM’s Global Stage, representatives from Booking.com, Sabre Corporation, Google, Facebookand Emirates explored the potential benefits and pitfalls of technology implementation in the Gulf’s tourism sector. While innovations such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial…

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Morocco wins Best Stand Design at Arabian Travel Market 2019

Morocco wins Best Stand Design at Arabian Travel Market 2019

It’s hard to stand out from the crowd when you’re one of 2,800 exhibitors – but the Moroccan National Provincial Tourist Office has been adjudged the Best Stand Design for its authentic representation of a typical Moroccan house at Arabian Travel Market 2019. Reproducing elements of both a ‘riad’ and a ‘dar’, the Moroccan stand featured a traditional townhouse with pink walls, a courtyard and a fountain,while EXPO 2020 was highly commended for its colourful and engaging stand. The awards also covered Best Stand for Doing Business; Best Stand within…

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Laurent A. Voivenel, SVP,Swiss-Belhotel International Highlights the Need for Responsible Tourism at ATM

Laurent A. Voivenel, SVP,Swiss-Belhotel International Highlights the Need for Responsible Tourism at ATM

Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, spoke today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) on the critical need to reduce the carbon footprint across the industry. Participating in a panel discussion at the ‘ATM Inspiration Theatre’, Laurent emphasized on the importance of achieving energy efficiencyusing renewable resources. According to a report by United Nations World Tourism Organisation UNWTO, the hotel industry accounts for 1% of global annual carbon emissions while tourism as a whole accounts for 8% carbon…

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2nd Preparatory Conference on the Establishment of a World Green Economy Organization starts in Dubai

2nd Preparatory Conference on the Establishment of a World Green Economy Organization starts in Dubai

Agenda seeks to address key sustainability issues and approaches in building a green and sustainable economy Dubai, United Arab of Emirates, 05 May 2019 – The 2nd Preparatory Conference on the Establishment of World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) and the WGEO Private Sector Platform was successfully organized today under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE). The event was attended by His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the UAE; His…

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Inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa opens tomorrow alongside ATM

Inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa opens tomorrow alongside ATM

More than 300 aviation and airport professionals will be heading to the first CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa (MEIA) conference which gets underway tomorrow (Tuesday 30 April). The two-day meet, which is co-located with Arabian Travel Market 2019, unites airline and airport executives with manufacturers and suppliers, providing a global forum for business and networking opportunities. More than 40 airlines have confirmed their attendance. Alongside the conference programme, delegates can book one-to-one appointments in airline and airport meeting lounges and enjoy evening networking events. Karin Butot, CEO, The Airport…

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Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East Africa announces massive expansion plans at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM)

Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East Africa announces massive expansion plans at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (28 April 2019) – Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa– one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the region, will unveil its new hotel development pipeline with 14 hotels due to open in 2019 at the Arabian Travel Market 2019. By the end of 2019, Millennium Hotels and Resorts will be operating over 50 hotels in the Middle East and Africa, growing from 26 properties in 2016, which makes it the fastest growing hotel operator in the region. The additional 14 new…

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His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opens 2019 edition of Arabian Travel Market

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opens 2019 edition of Arabian Travel Market

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, officially inaugurated Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019 today, marking the start of the 26th edition of the Middle East’s largest travel and tourism exhibition. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed was joined by Helal Saeed Al Marri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Director-General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), plus other VIPs who embarked on a tour of the show floor as the four-day event got…

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ATM 2019’s Global Stage gears up for in-depth industry discussions on key travel and tourism trends

ATM 2019’s Global Stage gears up for in-depth industry discussions on key travel and tourism trends

Saudi Arabia’s growing tourism sector will be one of over 40 key travel and tourism trendsunder the spotlight on Arabian Travel Market’s Global Stage – as more than 100 experts from across the spectrum of global hospitality gear up for three more days ofinteractive discussions, keynotes and industry briefings. The Kingdom will see a vast expansion of its hotel and resort inventory during 2019, with approximately 9,000 keys of three- to five-star international supply projected to enter the market despite major cities such as Riyadh and Jeddah experiencing an overall…

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Taiwan, The Heart of Asia, makes a debut at the Arabian Travel Market

Taiwan, The Heart of Asia, makes a debut at the Arabian Travel Market

Leading by Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Taiwan Tourism delegation, composed of suppliers from tourism industry and cultural performance groups, marched toward theArabian Travel Market (ATM),the leading, international travel and tourism event held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 28 April to 1 May 2019. During ATM, aside from the one-on-one business meetings with the buyers from local tourism industries, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau made a prominent announcement of its strategic partnership with Emirates Airline, a subsidiary of the Emirates Group and a major airline of the Middle East, to help promote…

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Millennium Hotel & Convention Centre scoops Kuwait’s Leading Conference Hotel Award

Millennium Hotel & Convention Centre scoops Kuwait’s Leading Conference Hotel Award

Kuwait City, Kuwait (April 28, 2019)– Millennium Hotel & Convention Center, the five-star luxury hotel and one of top conference centers in Kuwait, won the Leading Conference Hotel award atWorld Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2019. Hoteliers and official representatives ofthe leading luxury hotels from around the globe have gathered on Thursday 25th of April at Warner Bros. WorldTM Abu Dhabi to unveil triumphing hotels. Conveniently located at the heart of Kuwait City, Millennium Hotel and Convention Centre offers more than 6,000 Sqm of function space, which makes it…

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China Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair 2019 to Open in May

China Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair 2019 to Open in May

YIWU, China – (BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire) – China Yiwu Imported Commodities Fair 2019, the professional platform for international small commodities to enter China, will open on May 23-26, 2019 at the Yiwu International Expo Center in China’s small commodities paradise Yiwu City. The Fair of this year will cover an exhibition area of over 50,000 square meters, providing 2,000 international standard booths in 4 exhibition zones, namely Asia Pavilion I, Asia Pavilion II, European Pavilion and America-Australia-Africa & Cross-border Trade Pavilion. The imported commodities to be displayed will include household items, maternal…

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JCDecaux to partner the French Pavilion at Dubai 2020 World Expo

JCDecaux to partner the French Pavilion at Dubai 2020 World Expo

Paris, 25 April: JCDecaux, the number one outdoor advertising worldwide and partner for the French Pavilion, will be working to promote France’s presence at the World Expo, to be held from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021 on the theme of“Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, with three sub-themes, mobility, sustainability and opportunity. A partnership that strengthens France’s visibility in the Middle East The partnership kicks off on Sunday 28 April with a month-long campaign in Dubai to raise the profile of the French Pavilion. Elisabeth Borne, French Minister for…

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UAE Ministry of Education partners with Microsoft to upskill employees in AI and data science

UAE Ministry of Education partners with Microsoft to upskill employees in AI and data science

24April2019; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates –The UAE Ministry of Education today announced it will join forces with Microsoft to upskill its employees in the fields of data and AI. The signing ceremony took place during BETT MEA 2019, the world-renowned education-technology conference being held in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre this week. Present were His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, UAE Minister of Education and Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education at Microsoft, as well as other senior officials from both parties. Under the terms of the…

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