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Exhibition World Issue 77
Issue 77
Supplement: Basque Country
Supplement: Turkey
posted on: 1/6/2012 09:31:36

MIDDLE EAST - The first regional Facebook office will be opened at Dubai Internet City, according to an announcement by senior Facebook officials.

"Today is a very exciting day for Facebook. We are delighted to announce the opening of our first office in Dubai," says VP and MD for Facebook in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Joanna Shields.

The new office is aimed at engaging local businesses in making better use of Facebook as a marketing platform and reaching wider audiences, while continuing to improve the user experience.

"The opportunity for businesses and brands to interact and connect with this large online community is great and we are here to help unlock the marketing potential," says Head of Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook Middle East and North Africa, Jonathan Labin.

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EUROPE - A joint initiative between the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, bmi regional and VisitEngland brought in a group of account managers from international travel planners, UNIGLOBE Travel to the North East of England, on 18-19 September.

EUROPE - Marshall Dallas has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).

WORLD - Event technology provider GenieConnect has appointed Mark Poynton as its new Global Vice-President of Sales, with responsibility for all global revenues.

ASIA - The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has announced its business events space is now open for bookings, following an extensive renovation.

EUROPE - QuickMobile, IMEX Group and the CEMA have announced a second global survey of meetings professionals to identify perceptions, uses and challenges surrounding mobile event apps.