Partner Events 2019

Restaurants Cafes & Lounges, 7 – 8 October 2019 in Dubai, UAE

The number of F&B outlets are raising in the region and the existing restaurants, cafés and lounges  are actively scouting for new strategic locations to expand their business. However, in the last few years restaurants, cafés and lounges have been catching up with the rapidly changing consumer trends, behavior and habits. With technology disrupting the market greatly and the economy’s effect on consumer’s spending patterns has made many successful businesses obsolete and lose their business and customers to raising competition. 

It is very clear and evident that the restaurants, cafés, lounges owners and F&B stakeholders need to drive innovation across all business functions to survive and grow in changing business environment. 

Restaurants, cafés and lounges , will bring together all the stakeholders who are involved in creating business models, menu selection, growth strategies, location mapping, to technology implementation from across Middle East.

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World Road Congress 2019, 6-10 October, 2019 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport will host the next World Road Congress from 6th to 10th October 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in cooperation with the World Road Association (PIARC).

After the successful Congress that took place in Seoul (South Korea) in 2015 in Asia, this edition will be the first World Road Congress hosted in the Middle East and we are expecting over 5,000 delegates, participation from over 100 countries and attendance from many national Transport Ministers, policy makers, experts from all around the world.

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Theme Park Expo Vietnam, 15 – 16 August 2019, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 

“Vietnam’s Only International Exhibition Dedicated For The Theme Park, Water Park & Attractions Industry!”

The attractions industry is waking up to the opportunities offered by Vietnam’s buoyant economy and its rising middle class. Vietnam is increasingly being viewed as ripe for leisure development, with more avenues opening to foreign investment and a young population with money to spend.

Major players in the industry’s evolution include N Kid Group, which operates nearly 30 Family Entertainment Centres across Vietnam under the tiNiWorld and T-Clb brands. Founded in 2009, the company’s goal is to provide high quality and safe edutainment options for all children. tiNi- World is the leading FEC outlet in Vietnam with locations across all major shopping mall chains. These include the Aeon, Vincom, and Lotte networks.

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Guangzhou Intl Doors, Windows, Building Hardware & Locks Export Fair (DWHL 2019), May 15th-17th, 2019, Poly World Trade Center Expo – No. 1000, Xingang Dong Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, China

DWHLprovides a one-of-a-kind platform for global buyers to experience the latest & best offerings from the world over. Located at the center of Pearl River Delta, this export-focused event opens the gate for Chinese enterprises to go global, as well as for overseas brands to enter China. DWHL2019 is expected to host 150+ premium exhibitors on a show floor of 10,000 sq.m.

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Mega City Infrastructure Week , 16-17 April, 2019 – Roda Al Bustan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The world’s most influential showcase of mega city projects

Mega City Infrastructure Week is the only event of its kind globally empowering city planners, governments and project owners to connect with global contemporaries and best-in-class solution providers.

The event includes the below conferences:

  • Connected Mega Cities Forum
  • Housing & Residential Development Forum
  • Roads, Bridges & Highways Forum
  • Port Development Forum
  • Clean & Sustainable Cities Forum

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The 5th Annual Theme Parks & Entertainment Development Forum, 15-17 April, 2019 – The Meydan Hotel, Dubai, UAE

The 5th Annual Theme Parks & Entertainment Development Forum will bring together leading regional and international operators including Orlando’s Universal Parks and Resorts, Orlando’s Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Global Village Family, Leisure & Entertainment Destination, Expo 2020, King Abdullah Economic City, IMG World Worlds of Adventure, DXB Entertainments, Legoland, Dubai, La Perle, Dragone, Dubai Parks and Resorts, and more under one roof to discuss strategies and requirements to develop world-class attractions as well as increase and sustain overall revenue.

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Future Cities Show, 8-10 April, 2019 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The 3rd edition of the Future Cities Show is set to take place from 8th – 10th  of April 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The show is based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. It incorporates the 10X Dubai directives, which were set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

FCS focuses on five pillars – Black chain, Artificial Intelligence, Sustainability, Smart Mobility & Smart Infrastructure.

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The Annual Investment Meeting(AIM), 8-10 April, 2019 – Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) – Dubai, UAE

The Annual Investment Meeting(AIM) is the World’s Leading Platform for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). It is an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

AIM is the largest global investment gathering of corporate leaders, policy makers, businessmen, regional and international investors, entrepreneurs, leading academics and experts showcasing up-to-date information, strategies and knowledge on attracting FDI. It aims to connect businesses and countries willing to engage in sustainable partnerships with investors.

The ninth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting will be held on April 8 – 10, 2019 at the Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The theme is ‘Mapping the Future of FDI: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization’. 
This will discuss the impact of digital globalization, how policies can be set in place to encourage an innovative investment atmosphere, the need to create long-term investment opportunities, and how to attract and develop skilled talents from across the world.

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AIM Startup 2019, April 8-10, 2019  Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) – Dubai, UAE

Launched in 2017, AIM Startup, an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy, aims to connect promising startups with investors and business partners from all around the world. It is set in the heart of UAE’s Annual Investment Meeting, the World’s Leading FDI Platform for Emerging Markets and held under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. AIM Startup is the ideal platform for startup companies looking to raise capital, expand into new markets and forge meaningful business relationships with major investors, business leaders, representatives of international institutions and government entities.

On April 8-10, AIM Startup will host the Third Edition of its Annual Innovation Showcase and Pitch Competition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in conjunction with the Annual Investment Meeting and Future Cities Show. 

This year, 500+ promising startups will convene under one roof to meet with investors, corporates, government representatives and industry experts and will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their groundbreaking solutions to a global audience over 20,000.

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EG Media Tech, 19-21 March, 2019 – Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC) – Cairo, Egypt

EG Media Tech is a launch event dedicated to the media and entertainment technology sectors. The exhibition and conference offers the opportunity for key players in the industry to meet and debate the various challenges facing the industry and source the latest equipment and services available to the market.

Egypt has one of the most established and influential media industries in
the Middle East and North Africa. Its broadcasting industry has witnessed
exponential growth throughout the past decade.

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China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair (Flower Expo China 2019), 17-19 March, 2019 – Guangzhou International Sourcing Center

2019 China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair( Flower Expo China) will be held in Guangzhou International Sourcing Centre during March 17th-19th.The exhibition will gather over 300 enterprises to showcase cut flowers, flowerpots, materials and equipment, flower shop supplies, garden tools, supplies on site, attracted a lot of visitors and merchants.

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Maker Faire Dubai, 26 -28 February, 2019 – DWTC, Za’abeel Halls 2-3 – Dubai, UAE

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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Future Entertainment Festival Middle East, 25-26 February – The Meydan Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Future Entertainment Festival Middle East is MENA’s most immersive entertainment tech event. This mega festival will create a platform for World Cinema Congress as well as Augmented Festival and aim to bring together the most influential decision makers from around the world.

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Middle East RPA & Intelligent Automation forum, 19, 20 Feb 2019 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Building your roadmap to a successful RPA journey

The 3rd annual Middle East RPA & Intelligent Automation forum, taking place from 19-20 February 2019 in Dubai, UAE, will gather Heads of Process Improvement, Heads of IT Enablement and Heads of Shared Services from across the financial services, travel & tourism, retail, telecommunications and FMCG industries to address challenges, opportunities and lessons learned in implementing RPA and how the introduction of Intelligent Automation can take their journey to the next level.

In 2017 SSON Analytics identified 190 SSCs across the Middle East and North Africa region. Thirty percent have already started to implement robotics in an attempt to further reduce operating costs and improve process efficiency, whilst a further twenty percent have shown interest in developing an RPA roadmap and in our most recent RPA Benchmarking report 2019, 80% of respondents mentioned that they will be implementing RPA in 2019 and haven’t chosen a solution provider yet.

Where do you fit in? Learn from the mistakes of others and prepare for a seamless RPA implementation journey.

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Blockchain Applied Middle East Forum, 19, 20 Feb 2019 – The Meydan Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The only Blockchain-Beyond-Hype event in MENA

Blockchain hype has got imaginations running wild for some time, but it is about time to take a back seat and assess tangible business results this technology has delivered so far. Blockchain Applied is MENA’s only event showcasing real-time examples of blockchain in action by bringing together global blockchain industry leaders to address practical examples where blockchain delivered measurable business values, reduced cost or transformed businesses.

Blockchain Applied will help you determine whether or not blockchain can help your business survive the next decade!

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UNLOCK Blockchain Conference, 15, 16 Jan 2019 – Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC – Dubai, UAE

Blockchain is here to stay and is growing. Blockchain is set to have a market size of 2.5 trillion by 2021 from its current 548.2 billion in 2018. Over the last five years venture capitalists have invested more than $3 billion in Blockchain projects.  Over 90% of the banking industry is studying Blockchain initiatives, and governments around the world are setting up regulatory and legislative policies to tackle the issues arising from this new force-field.

According to market research Blockchain use cases are developing across 20 industry verticals most notably in supply chain, identity, security, financial services-commerce, and infrastructure.

For these reasons and more, we are holding the second edition of UNLOCK in Dubai UAE on January 15th-16th 2019 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel DIFC.

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