Middle East

ADNEC’s pump primed to host Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Conference

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is opening its doors for the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Conference (ADIPEC), 11-14 November. The event will be held under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nayhan, President of the UAE.

Dubai Association Conference unveils themes

The second edition of the Dubai Association Conference is taking place from 9-10 December at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Emirates unveils passport-free facial recognition flying at GITEX

Emirates airline demonstrated new technology at GITEX 2019 that will allow customers to fly with no passport, no boarding pass, and no fingerprints.

Riyadh Exhibitions Company announces conference calendar

Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC), a company which offers event organising services, has announced its ‘Exhibitions and Conference Calendar’ from October 2019 - November 2020.

Travel & tourism leaders forum comes to Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority is hosting the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum tomorrow, 2 October.

Dubai confirms six new partnerships

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, has signed six Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) so far in 2019, ensuring collaborative partnerships with a wide range of institutions, organisations and government entities, and setting a roadmap to attract more business events to the city. These MoUs will further strengthen DBE’s Al Safeer Congress Ambassador Programme, which ...

ICCA appoints new Director for Middle East region

Anju Gomes has been appointed ICCA’s new Director Middle East to take the helm of the global meetings industry trade association’s fastest-growing region. Gomes is an accomplished Events Strategist and Director of Business Development with over two decades of experience in the international events sector in the Middle East. Having been based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates since 1996, Gomes has spe...

ICCA board visits Tel Aviv following $100m Eurovision renovation

The board of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) recently took a trip to Tel Aviv in Israel, to learn more about the city and meet with key industry figures.

American Express GBT to form Middle East joint venture

Global travel management company American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Kanoo Travel

Dubai World Trade Centre events drive record AED13.1bn in economic value

Events at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) generated total economic value of AED23bn (US$6.26bn) last year, with AED13.1bn retained within Dubai’s GDP. The new figures come from the company’s latest Economic Impact Assessment report for 2018, which also says that for every dirham spent by attendees at DWTC MICE sector services, over 4.4 times as much is spent on ancillary sectors in the wider Dubai...

US Independence Day first for ICC Jerusalem

The ICC Jerusalem stepped up into a new role earlier this month when the US Embassy in Israel marked US Independence Day on 4 July with a festive event.

New CEO to lead Ras Al Khaimah Tourism to next phase in UAE

Hospitality veteran Raki Phillips is to lead the next phase of Ras Al Khaimah’s tourism development, as CEO of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA).

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