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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 - Destination management company AlliedPRA, headquartered in Twickenham and San Diego, has partnered with DMC Incentive Travel Iceland.

MIDDLE EAST - Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based events, exhibitions and environment specialists Projex Event Services LLC, has been appointed an Octanorm Service Partner International by exhibition stand construction systems provider Octanorm in Germany.

EUROPE - Dublin-based meeting venue booking portal reports it has completed a one million euro ($US1.26m) funding round.

AMERICAS - The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has received accreditation renewal from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP).

EUROPE - A host of key players in the incentive, reward and recognition industry have signed up to exhibit at the inaugural Motivate Europe Live exhibition.