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Seegrid Shares Flexible Agvs At Materials Handling Middle East In Dubai

Pittsburgh, PA—The most important news anticipated from the Materials Handling Middle East next week, is that Pittsburgh, PA based Seegrid will exhibit at the event, highlighting flexible AGVs, also known as robotic industrial trucks. The Materials Handling Middle East exhibition held in Dubai, September 10-12, 2013 will showcase the affordable vision-guided pallet trucks and tow tractors and Seegrid will be prominently located at booth MH-822.Materials Handling Middle East is set to open 25% larger than the previous edition two years ago. The growing regional market potential is driving international interest; the event enables business leaders in the region to increase distribution networks, joint ventures, and it is the only exhibition of its kind in the Middle East that has ......read more

HSH Prince Albert Ii Of Monaco Receives A Corum Admiral's Cup Tides 48 “Iate Clube De Santos”

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco recently travelled to Brazil and visited the Angra dos Reis base of the Iate Clube de Santos, a partner of the Monaco Yacht Club chaired by the Prince.During the visit, the Commodore Bernardinio Fanganiello offered to HSH Prince Albert II a CORUM Admiral's Cup Tides 48 Limited Edition "Iate Clube de Santos." Developed in partnership with Grifith, Corum's partner in Brazil, this special edition was launched in 65 pieces to celebrate the 65 years of the Iate Club Santos. More than a watch, this piece is a true navigation tool providing information on tidal forces, evaluating the water level and the strength of the currents. The Corum Tides - movement CO277 - is an exclusivity of the brand, armed with this exceptional timepiece, the Prince is equipped ......read more

Parmigiani and The Montreux Jazz Festival 2013

As the main sponsor of the Montreux Jazz Festival for the seventh consecutive year, Parmigiani Fleurier is now more committed than ever to an ambitious joint project which confirms the close relationship between two artistic fields of excellence: Music and Haute Horlogerie. Special edition Kalpa automatic watches Ten watches - five Kalpa Grande and five Kalpa XL models - specially designed for this edition and bearing the stamp "Montreux Jazz Festival 2013" will be presented to artists chosen by the Festival's organizers. In bold royal blue with a black Hermes alligator strap for the men's model and steel blue with a white Hermes leather strap for the ladies' model, the dial is inspired by the festival poster in line with tradition. The vibrant, arresting poster in the naive styl ......read more

Specially-shaped donuts celebrate the brand's long association with the region

DUNKIN' DONUTS UNVEILS SPECIAL DONUT LINESpecially-shaped donuts celebrate the brand's long association with the regionDunkin' Donuts are rolling out specially crafted donuts shaped like stars and crescents in celebration of their long association with the Middle East region. These special donuts will be available across all Dunkin' Donuts outlets in the UAE.“The star and crescent have a special significance in Islam and the Middle East. With this offering of specially crafted donuts we are celebrating out long and successful presence in the UAE and the region as a whole,” said David Rodgers, General Manager, Dunkin' Donuts Middle East.Dunkin' Donuts, the world's largest chain for high quality coffee and baked goods, is a firm favourite among discerning consumers in the UAE too. In a littl ......read more

Materials Handling Middle East 2013 Set To Open 25% Larger Than Previous Edition

Growing regional market potential driving international interestSeries of innovative product launches scheduled by global majorsWith the materials handling, warehousing, freight, cargo and supply chain industries rapidly picking up pace in the region spurred by resurgent economies, the upcoming edition of Materials Handling Middle East 2013 is expected to attract increased interest from across the spectrum of the global industry.The September edition of the region's only dedicated trade platform for materials handling, logistics and supply chain will feature the widest representation yet. According to organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt, Materials Handling Middle East 2013 is expected to begin at least 25% larger than the previous edition. This underlines the growing importance of the Middle Ea ......read more

Corum Ti-Bridge Lady-Continuous Success

The famous Ti-Bridge by Corum introduces its first feminine model: the Ti-Bridge Lady. Held in place by four diamondset cross-bars, its horizontal baguette movement is exquisitely framed by an original white ceramic case, creating a subtle chemistry between the distinctive tonneau shape of the Bridges collection and an elegantly slender design.As the new feminine embodiment of the eponymous model launched in 2009, Ti-Bridge Lady provides a fascinating interpretation of the exclusive CO 007 caliber entirely developed and produced by Corum. Loyal to the original horizontal baguette construction and titanium bridges, the movement is adorned with unprecedented decorations in the form of delicate undulating curves also picked up on the caseback. Held by four cross-bars set with white diam ......read more

Messe Frankfurt Reports Record Sales -First Half Of 2013 A Resounding Success In Germany And Internationally

Group's events attract 3.5 million trade visitors globallyLeading international trade fair and conference organiser Messe Frankfurt has reported strong growth figures in 2012. The company closed financial year 2012 with a new sales record of €536.9 million (AED 2.62 billion). Speaking at the company's Half-Year Press Conference recently, Messe Frankfurt President and CEO Wolfgang Marzin stated: “In the past financial year, our long-term strategic and operational measures have further strengthened our Group's global market position and competitiveness.”Considerable growth in overseas revenueAt the company's Frankfurt base, consolidated sales of €343.1 million (AED 1.63 billion) were generated in total, accounting for some 64 percent of Group sales. There has also been considerable growth in ......read more

Drive for greater operative efficiencies and innovations to spur warehousing and supply chain sectors in Middle East

Leading international and regional operators to showcase latest management systems and productivity enhancers at Materials Handling Middle East 2013 The trade and commerce centres of the Middle East region are currently enjoying a period of revived economic growth, driving demand for greater supply chain and cargo handling infrastructure and facilities of the highest standard.As the regional centres continue to be leading international source ports for fossil fuels and increasingly figure as large import and trans-shipment destinations for a wide spectrum of goods, growing demand for warehousing and cargo handling facilities is being felt across the markets.With a wide spectrum of the leading supply chain and cargo handling players to be present at the upcoming Materials Handling Middle Ea ......read more

Parmigiani Tondagraphe Feel The Dizzying Complexity Of Time

Incorporated in Parmigiani Fleurier's Haute Horlogerie collection in 2009, the Tondagraphe celebrated two major new features: a grand complication combining a chronograph and a tourbillon at six o'clock, housed in an elegant white gold case, in the Swiss brand's trademark style.Following on from its success, Parmigiani Fleurier is reissuing this model in two editions limited to ten pieces, and is offering a new 2013 version in step with its time.Combining the hypnotic beauty of the tourbillon with the technical prowess of the chronograph, this model is brought to life by a manufacture calibre which boasts a 72-hour power reserve. The PF 354 comprises 295 components and reflects the unfailingly excellent craftsmanship that the artisan creating it must display. The assembly's accuracy and ae ......read more

Light Middle East 2013 Gains Vital Support From Key International And Regional Trade Associations

Major players from the international lighting design industry are increasingly looking at the regional markets for sustained business development. They also see it as an opportunity to be involved in ground breaking design projects which are at the cutting edge of the global industry. This is driving interest in Light Middle East, the region's leading trade show for lighting and design, as a prime vehicle to engage with regional trade buyers and influencers. Organiser of Light Middle East 2013, Epoc Messe Frankfurt announced growing support from international and regional trade associations for the region's premier industry networking and business development event. Leading international industry associations from Italy and India are amongst those who have confirmed their suppo ......read more

“Gilda”- feminine and classic from Eberhard & Co.

At the 2013 Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show, Eberhard & Co. will present a new version of Gilda, the timepiece that exudes feminine charm and fully expresses the watchmaker's refined and elegant world.Inspired by the beauty of nature and its varied forms, the new irresistibly sinuous watch, with its curvy face, has supple lines decorating the mother of pearl face, and Arabic numerals at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 hour marks surrounded by a delicate floral motif, in perfect harmony with the elliptical steel case. Gilda has a quartz movement, protected by sapphire glass with a patented spherical dome and antireflective treatment, and the polished back is secured with 4 concealed screws and features an engraved floral motif.Fastened with an alligator strap with a buckle engraved with a letter ......read more

Ceramics And Transparency For The Golden Bridge

Distinguished by a blend of linearity and transparency, the legendary Golden Bridge appears in a black ceramic version offering an eminently sophisticated interpretation of its inimitable architecture. The complexity of its baguette movement is accentuated by that of a case fashioned from one of the toughest materials to work with, thus embodying a subtle chemistry between technical refinement and aesthetic purity.Fashioning an all-ceramic watch case is a truly delicate exercise that involves injecting crystals into a mold at around 980-bar pressure. The first challenge involves ensuring that the material is uniformly spread so as to avoid any roughness in the resulting surface texture. The next step is a 30-second firing in a furnace heated to 160°C in order to harden the still porous mat ......read more

Citizen L Series Diamond Watch, Elegantly Luxurious!

Elegantly luxurious in design the CITIZEN L Series represents a line of watches that reflect a rare beauty The CITIZEN L series diamond watch combines a design inspired by the beauty of nature with the innovative Eco-Drive function. CITIZEN L watches can be worn for a lifetime, unaffected by passing trends. This extraordinary series aspires to be a presence that brings day-by-day sparkle and vitality to how a woman lives her life. The diamond watch is the CITIZEN L brand' s crowning glory, and the utmost in capital-L luxury that these watches represent.The product concept: The metamorphoses of nature.Reflecting in its design the value of this timepiece, there is an openable bezel, incorporating the bud-shaped crown, which is hinged and able to be raised—its gentle contours symbolizing the ......read more

Saint Honore Worldcode : Combines Unique Design With Quality

This year, the SAINT HONORE Worldcode Diving collection has added colourful and exciting new models.In red, orange and green, the latest editions dedicated to diving have eye-catching looks and features that are essential for underwater activities.With its 43 mm diameter and imposing red bezel, Worldcode Diving offers superb readability. Even in the darkness of the deep, the white luminescent hands, indexes and numerals are stand-out partners on the wrist of every diver, from amateurs to the most seasoned sportsmen.Other details include the unidirectional, graduated rotating bezel that boasts a triangular index at 12 o'clock and wide notches that ensure easy handling.Worldcode Diving comes with a black rubber strap or a beautifully streamlined metal bracelet with a finish that creates subt ......read more

Big Boost In German And Chinese Presence At Materials Handling Middle East 2013

A growing number of international materials handling companies and logistics service providers are interested in doing business in the countries of the GCC region. This is underlined by their increased presence at the region's leading trade event for the materials handling and supply chain industry, Materials Handling Middle East 2013.Organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt is expecting the majority of the major players to be represented at Materials Handling Middle East 2013 which will take place from 10th to 12th September at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. They also announced a significant increase in representation from key countries.“With the Middle East gaining in stature as a leading market for the materials handling and supply chain industries, Materials Handling M ......read more

Saint Honore Presents Worldcode Beauty In Black Ceramic

The Worldcode model has been given the honour of becoming the first SAINT HONORE men's watch fashioned in ceramic. This new chronograph captures the spirit of the automotive world, one with which SAINT HONORÉ has enjoyed strong ties for many years.This is the first time SAINT HONORE has presented a model from its collection in black ceramic, and does so in a striking, streamlined creation that is a blend of modern styling and technical sophistication. Black is an increasingly sought-after colour in the world of watchmaking, and SAINT HONORE has chosen to express it here in a matte version, giving this piece resolutely contemporary appeal.Black ceramic is found everywhere on this watch: case, bezel, bracelet, clasp, crown...imbuing this timepiece with an unmistakable sporty-chi ......read more

Perrelet Supports Charity

For the auction held recently at the Salon Ledoyen in Paris by the Peace and Sport association, Perrelet had created a special watch, a one-of-a-kind version of the iconic Turbine watch. Keenly sensitive to the work of its ambassador Christian Karembeu on behalf of Peace and Sport, l'Organisation de la Paix par le Sport, Perrelet donated this unique model that was auctioned off and from which the entire proceeds will serve to fund grassroots projects undertaken by Peace and Sport.The ceremony was graced with the presence of Joël Bouzou, President the founder of Peace and Sport, as well as Laura Flessel, Champion of Peace, while the brand was represented by the Director of Perrelet France, Joëlle Esculier.Equipped with an automatic Double Rotor movement, the Turbine watch arrayed in the Pea ......read more

Bugatti Super Sport In Rose Gold, A Tribute To Fine Watchmaking

Three years since its debut, the Bugatti Super Sport in rose gold has been receiving accolades aplenty from luxury watch aficionados around the world. Along with its twin in white gold, the Bugatti Super Sport collection underlines the masterful craftsmanship of the house of Parmigiani Fleurier while saluting the spirit of Bugatti excellence.The Bugatti Super Sport movement, the expression of Parmigiani Fleurier's fine watchmakingThe manually wound Calibre Parmigiani 372 (power reserve of 10 days) was designed in two planes in order to match the contours of the Bugatti watch. On the wrist, the movement of the watch is presented at a 90° angle. On the upside, the balance and escape wheel bridges form an arc, reminiscent of the Bugatti oval. The balance is entirely visible, as is the circula ......read more

Dunkin' Donuts Unveils Special Ramadan Treats

Dunkin' Donuts welcomes the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan with special offerings designed to commemorate the spirit of this special time of the year.Dunkin' Donuts is offering specially crafted donuts in the shape of a crescent and a star, throughout the Holy Month at all its outlets. The crescent and star hold a special significance in Islam and evokes the spirit of devotion to spiritual matters that commemorates this month. All Dunkin' Donuts outlets will also offer a Vimto donut to accompany the special donuts throughout Ramadan. Vimto is the all-time favourite drink among local households during the Holy Month. “Ramadan is a much-loved and highly-awaited time of the year for Muslims around the world. It gives us great pleasure to be able to mark this special occasion for our cust ......read more

Driven by market requirements Automechanika Dubai 2013 enjoys high performance

Trade exhibition reports double digit growth in record editionAutomechanika Dubai 2013 has reported another record breaking edition, having welcomed more than 24,000 trade visitors from around 130 countries, a 16 percent increase on 2012. The rapidly growing fair – 25 percent larger in terms of net space occupied – featured 1,482 exhibitors from 58 countries and is now a confirmed stalwart on the international trade fair calendar.“Driven by the strength of the Automechanika brand worldwide, the Dubai edition has firmly established itself as a must attend event for anyone interested in doing business within the automotive aftermarket in the Middle East and wider region,” said Mr. Ahmed Pauwels, CEO, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Automechanika Dubai. Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan a ......read more

Light Middle East 2013 looks to better previous edition in a rapidly evolving industry

Exhibition to reflect greater demand for energy-efficient lighting solutions and innovative technology of the future A wide range of energy-efficient lighting systems, the latest innovative product lines, cutting edge lighting designs and technology that will impact the future of the industry are expected to be on view at the upcoming Light Middle East 2013, which will take place in Dubai in October.Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of the region's definitive trade gathering for lighting and design, expects the 2013 edition of Light Middle East to be even more successful than the last one. This is an exhibition where architects, lighting designers, property developers, distributors & wholesalers, facility managers and government & municipality representatives come together to do busi ......read more

Parmigiani Fleurier the official watchmaker of the Brazilian Football Confederation

In 2011, Parmigiani Fleurier signed a unique partnership with the Brazilian Football Confederation( Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF), and became the official watchmaking partner of this legendary federation. In addition to a new, very rich avenue of communication with the passionate world of football, this also provides the opportunity for the Fleurier-based brand to put its creative and technical expertise to work to create a new line of products celebrating this partnership: the CBF Collection.As you would expect from the independent Parmigiani Fleurier manufacture, illustrating a partnership through a collection of pieces goes beyond simply stamping a shield on the back of a watch. It takes painstaking research, both in terms of the concept and the graphics, for a timepie ......read more

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

More than ten years ago, Eberhard introduced the revolutionary Chrono 4, and changed the way we looked at counting hours, minutes and seconds. The beginning of the new millennium also saw the beginning of a new way of viewing elapsed time thanks to Eberhard's patented device allowing a display of 4 separate inline counters on the face of a watch. The Swiss watchmaker has since re-imagined the look, style and dimensions of this exclusive chronograph in various executions: the enterprising spirit of the Temerario, the sophistication of the Chrono 4 Grande Taille, and finally the energy of the Chrono 4 Géant. The revolutionary Chrono 4 range of chronographs now boasts an exceptional new edition - - limited to 600 pieces. This superlative timepiece preserves the stylistic balance typical of th ......read more

Mr. Antonio Calce, CEO Montres Corum also appointed CEO of Eterna

With immediate effect, China Haidian Holdings Limited (“China Haidian”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Antonio Calce as CEO of Eterna in addition to his current and continuing responsibilities as CEO of Montres Corum Sarl. This strategic appointment demonstrates the long term vision of China Haidian and the confidence of both partners for the continued development and growth of the two brands.Mr. Hon Kwok Lung, Chairman of the Executive Committee of China Haidian, said: "It is my great pleasure to have Mr Antonio Calce accepting this challenge. Since 2007, he has repositioned Corum to its due place in Haute Horlogerie and I am confident of his ability to rebuild Eterna. I will enjoy working with Antonio Calce, whom I trust to ensure effective management of both companies ......read more

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Quaestor Labyrinthe

Parmigiani Fleurier has dedicated its latest haute horlogerie creation to a profoundly symbolic cultural theme. According to its origins in Greek mythology, the labyrinth was initially invented by the architect Daedalus in order to incarcerate the Minotaur. Over time, it has taken on a great number of meanings in different cultures, but its mysterious nature has continued to fascinate. Because, even if you solve the labyrinth's riddles, it is about more than finding the right path – the labyrinth's true value lies in the quest itself.Under its subtle shades of jade green, the Toric Quaestor Labyrinthe contains a minute repeater which uses several special design features to produce an exceptionally pure melody.Firstly, the movement is integrated into the case with greater stability thanks t ......read more

Uae logistics industry estimated to be worth aed 37 billion by 2015

Materials Handling Middle East 2013 to put emphasis on Logistics Service Providers with Emirates Post as key partnerThe UAE logistics industry is set on a high growth path, spurred by the huge amount of infrastructural and commercial projects either already underway or in the pipeline. According to estimates by leading analysts Frost & Sullivan, the UAE logistics industry is expected to be worth AED 36.95 billion (US$ 10.06 billion) by 2015.The UAE has built on its locational advantages and invested strategically in building up world class logistical infrastructure, including top of the line airports, seaports, cargo handling terminals as well as surface transport networks of the highest quality. Today Dubai is the unquestioned trade and logistics hub serving a region that houses a pop ......read more

Roger Dubuis Unveils the Stunning Excalibur 42 Precious Dial

Roger Dubuis, makers of exquisite Swiss watches has unveiled the stunning Excalibur 42 Precious Dial limited edition collection for the benefit of connoisseurs of fine beauty in the Middle East. These glamorous versions of the iconic Excalibur model feature unique dials intricately crafted from precious materials such as mother-of-pearl onyx and lapis lazuli. The three versions of the Excalibur 42 Precious Dial are produced in a limited series of 188 pieces only. Each of them are bearing the prestigious Poinçon de Genève and houses mechanical movements entirely developed at Roger Dubuis' Manufacture based in Geneva.The Excalibur 42 Precious Dial is available in pink gold with mother of pearl dial or in white gold with onyx or lapis lazuli dials. Each of the timepieces is encased in the cha ......read more

A UNIQUE PIECE FROM PERRELET FOR PEACE AND SPORT

For the auction held on May 22nd at the Salon Ledoyen in Paris by the Peace and Sport association, Perrelet had created a special watch, a one-of-a-kind version of the iconic Turbine watch. Keenly sensitive to the work of its ambassador Christian Karembeu on behalf of Peace and Sport, l'Organisation de la Paix par le Sport, Perrelet donated this unique model that was auctioned off and from which the entire proceeds will serve to fund grassroots projects undertaken by Peace and Sport.The ceremony was graced with the presence of Joël Bouzou, President the founder of Peace and Sport, as well as Laura Flessel, Champion of Peace, while the brand was represented by the Director of Perrelet France, Joëlle Esculier.Equipped with an automatic Double Rotor movement, the Turbine watch arrayed in the ......read more

Lexmark named EMEA Leader in IDC MarketScape report

Lexmark International has recently been positioned an EMEA ‘Leader' in the IDC MarketScape report[1] - EMEA Managed Print Services 2012 Hardcopy Vendor Analysis. The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model evaluated the competitive fitness of companies offering managed print services (MPS) in the region. Lexmark's naming as a leading provider in the EMEA MPS market validates its regional strength, which dovetails the business solution provider's global ‘Leader' position in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print Services 2011 Hardcopy Vendor Analysis, IDC's multivendor study analysed the current market capabilities and strategies of nine hardcopy vendors to compete in the future and expand market reach, as well as gain share. Lexmark's customer-focused MPS offerings provide an end-to-en ......read more

Dubai SME and Epoc Messe Frankfurt collaborate on pavilion for Intersec 2014

Partnership gives foothold to Dubai SME companies within the security sector to spread their wingsDubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai mandated to promote the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, and Epoc Messe Frankfurt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to encourage the ongoing growth and development of local SMEs within the security sector. Mr. Abdul Baset Al Janahi, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai SME and Mr. Ahmed Pauwels, Chief Executive Officer, Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmbH signed the agreement which will facilitate the participation of 10 Dubai-based SMEs at Intersec 2014, taking place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from January 19th to 21st. Dubai SME is an instrumental agency, which drives the growt ......read more

Strong UAE presence at Hardware+Tools Middle East

Local exhibitors view trade fair as ideal conduit into wider regional marketUAE companies dealing in hardware, tools and materials are increasingly viewing Hardware+Tools Middle East as an indeal launch platform to reach out into the markets of the wider region.This is evident from their strong presence at the ongoing Hardware+Tools Middle East 2013 taking place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre until Thursday 13th June.As many as 20 exhibitors from the UAE are present at the exhibition making up close to 10% of the total number of exhibitors. Two days into the region's foremost trade and networking event for hardware, tools and materials, the local exhibitors were reporting intense interest from trade buyers from the wider region.“Local companies have gained in s ......read more

Automechanika Dubai 2013 Opens Tomorrow June 11th

With Automechanika Dubai 2013, the largest international trade and networking event for the automotive aftermarket in the region, set to open tomorrow Tuesday, June 11th, organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt is optimistic that the 2013 edition will be a success with 12% more exhibitors than the previous edition.Market indicators point to a continued improvement in the prospects of the automotive aftermarket in the region adding to the attractiveness of the trade fair for leading international manufacturers and suppliers. Spanning across 58 different countries, exhibitors are taking up considerably more space for this year's Automechanika Dubai meaning the exhibition will spread across 11 halls at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre when it takes place next week.Frost & S ......read more

Hardware+Tools Middle East 2013 Set For Successful Run

228 exhibitors will showcase a wide range of innovative products and solutions designed to attract regional buyersInternational hardware, tools and machinery manufacturers are increasingly looking towards the markets of the Middle East for sustained growth and development. The regional markets are currently enjoying a resurgence in real estate activity as well as witnessing a large number of infrastructure projects getting underway.Hardware+Tools Middle East 2013, the region's only dedicated trade and business development event for its sector, set to begin next week in Dubai, will feature a wide range of manufacturers and suppliers showcasing cost effective solutions aimed at grabbing the interest of Middle Eastern buyers.The trade exhibition is set to open larger than the prev ......read more

South African Automotive Exports To Qatar Triple In A Single Year To Total QR 27.5 Million In 2012

The Middle East region, and Qatar and the UAE in particular, will be the centre of attraction for the South African automotive aftermarket at the upcoming Automechanika Dubai 2013, which is set to take place next week from June 11th to 13th.Recent figures reveal that South African automotive exports to Qatar tripled in just one year between 2011 and 2012, with the Automotive Industry Export Council of South Africa reporting that Qatar imported QR 27.5 million worth of automotive parts and accessories from South Africa in 2012. Furthermore, South African automotive exports to the UAE more than doubled during the same period, totaling QR 92.8 million in 2012.The South African automotive aftermarket is enjoying sustained growth and the country boasts a diverse range of manufacturers producing ......read more

South African Automotive Exports To UAE Double In A Single Year To Total AED 98.54 Million In 2012

Recent figures reveal that South African automotive exports to the UAE more than doubled in just one year between 2011 and 2012, with the Automotive Industry Export Council of South Africa reporting that the UAE imported AED 98.54 million worth of automotive parts and accessories from South Africa in 2012 as compared to AED 44.47 million in 2011. The market value for automotive exports from the UAE to South Africa is also growing and amounted to AED 19.93 million in 2012.The South African automotive aftermarket is enjoying sustained growth and the country boasts a diverse range of manufacturers producing original equipment components, parts and accessories which are in increasing demand the world over.South African manufacturers are participating in strength at Automechanika Dubai 2013, lo ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2013 comes to a successful close

Enthusiastic response from trade buyers and exhibitors indicates excellent prospects for beauty and wellbeing industriesWith Beautyworld Middle East 2013 ending a record-setting three-day run, there was no doubt whatsoever that the beauty and wellbeing industry is in fine fettle. The enthusiastic response from trade visitors and buyers to the latest product lines, innovations and trends underlined the fact that the Middle East is indeed a thriving market for the beauty industry.Beautyworld Middle East 2013 was not only considerably larger – 32% more exhibitors than last year – but it was also far more representative in scope. Exhibitors were appreciative of the high quality of trade buyers present at the show as well as from the large number of positive leads generated and deals signed.Fir ......read more

Innovative New Products Steal The Show At Beautyworld Middle East

Tantalising new fragrances, products for velvety-soft skin, dozens of dazzling new tones for nails and a series of sizzling shades for hair were high on trade buyers' lists as Beautyworld Middle East 2013 completed a second successful day yesterday.Myriad product launches and a wide range of innovative beauty and wellbeing solutions competed for the attention of buyers who crowded the show floor of the largest ever Beautyworld Middle East which opened 32% larger than the previous year.Also drawing the attention of the crowds were a host of special attractions, which this year includes the debut of the Elements premier brand showcase with a range of high-end fragrances from New York. The latest colour trends of the season from Pantone, was the cynosure of beauty professionals from around th ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2013 opens with 32% more exhibitors than previous edition

UAE residents per capita spend on personal care expected to hit AED 1,170 this yearBeautyworld Middle East 2013, the largest ever international trade and networking event for the beauty and wellbeing industry in the region, got underway at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday (Tuesday, May 28th).The three-day exhibition and conference was inaugurated by Ms Raja Easa Al Gurg, President, Dubai Business Women Council and Mr. Mohammed Abdul Rahim Al Fahim, CEO of Paris Gallery Group of Companies, government officials, beauty industry representatives, VIPs and organisers. With 23 Official International Pavilions this year and a 32% increase in the number of exhibitors over the previous edition – 1,096 exhibitors from 52 countries participating this year as compared ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2013 to open tomorrow Tuesday 28th of May in Dubai

Latest Dubai Municipality regulations for spas and salons to be explained at key industry summits during Beautyworld Middle East 2013Dubai Municipality's latest regulations governing the operation of spas and salons in the emirate will be explained at the upcoming summits on Spa Management and Salon Management, being held this week alongside Beautyworld Middle East 2013.The annual mega trade event that sets the tone and highlights the trends for the year ahead in one of the global beauty industry's most lucrative markets, is set to open 27% larger than its previous edition as demand for cosmetics, fragrances, skin and hair care products continues to rise.The presentation by Mr. Hafid Ghuloom, Head of Control Section of Dubai Municipality as part of the Summits, will throw light on the stri ......read more

Automechanika Academy To Feature High-Powered Panel Of Industry Experts

A high-powered panel of experts will make presentations and conduct interactive discussions at this year's Automechanika Academy, the popular conference programme held alongside Automechanika Dubai.Touching on key issues that affect the international automotive aftermarket, exploring current market scenarios and discussing future developments and trends, the packed programme has already attracted an overwhelming response from regional delegates.“The Automechanika Academy today forms a highly significant component of Automechanika Dubai in terms of the value added information which is disseminated,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of organiser, Epoc Messe Frankfurt. “The Academy brings regional professionals and trade visitors into contact with leading experts and decision makers from the industry. ......read more

Lexmark Conducts Successful Workshop For Saudi Resellers In Riyadh, Jeddah

Lexmark International Middle East, leading international provider of imaging solutions, reported a strong response from their resellers in Saudi Arabia, to their Comtech reseller training workshops in Riyadh and Jeddah last month.The workshops held in the Saudi capital Riyadh, attracted 110 resellers, keen to learn the latest trends and developments in Lexmark's product line. Another 45 were present for the training sessions in the commercial hub of Jeddah.The Comtech workshops are designed to provide resellers with the required skills and tools to enable them to successfully sell and integrate Lexmark imaging solutions and MPS to the customised needs of regional businesses. It also discussed upcoming product launches and service and maintenance issues.“Lexmark believes in working closely ......read more

CITIZEN PROMASTER ECO-DRIVE SATELLITE WAVE –AIR

A long-awaited new Eco-Drive watch debuts with an advanced timekeeping system* that receives time signals from navigation satellitesCITIZEN PROMASTER ECO-DRIVE SATELLITE WAVE –AIRThe AIR name owes its origins to sky, wind, and wings. Inspired by birds and airplanes in flight, its streamlined design incorporates the structures of wings,as well as an aircraft engine motif.As part of the newly defined PROMASTER collection, it embodies the spirit of challenge and of exploring the unknownThe renewed PROMASTER extends its bold legend of supreme durability and functionality by infusing “imagination” into its persona, reflecting aspirations toward exploring infinite new territories inspired by images of flying high in the sky.The design of both sides of the titanium case was inspired by the stream ......read more

Elegantly Refined Trocadero Chronograph Set To Dazzle Middle East Watch Lovers

With their inimitable ‘Paris Style' and flair, Swiss watch makers SAINT HONORE have launched the new Trocadéro Chronograph. This master creation, a brilliant combination of form and function, is set to dazzle fine watch lovers across the Middle East, as it goes on display at points of sale around the region. Refined elegance, authentic classicism and subtle sportiness are the watchwords that inspired the design of this Swiss-made timepiece, named after the famous district in Paris overlooking the Seine and the Eiffel Tower.Framed by an elegant round case in 316L stainless steel, 41 mm in diameter, the silver-finish dial has been meticulously crafted and cleverly conceived, with the “Clous de Paris” detailing in the centre and the lined decoration around the rim setting off the Roman numera ......read more

Roger Dubuis dedicates a film to the highly Exclusive Poinçon de Genève

A unique claim in the world of Fine Watchmaking, all timepieces made by the Roger Dubuis Manufacture bear the prestigious Poinçon de Genève stamp - also known as the Geneva Seal. This mark of excellence refers not only to the movement but to the watch as a whole, attesting to its Geneva origins, the quality of craftsmanship, its performance, exclusivity and durability. Now, this label that guarantees the highest standards of the watchmaker's art is depicted in sumptuous imagery in a groundbreaking film, featuring the imposing eagle – the symbol of Geneva – displaying its power, a strong characteristic it shares with the timepieces of Roger Dubuis.Since it was founded in 1995, the Geneva watchmaker Roger Dubuis has transcended all the conventions of Fine Watchmaking with its masterly creati ......read more

Epoc Messe Frankfurt Is Official Supporter Of Dubai Bid

With its status as the commercial and financial hub of the strategically and economically vital Middle East region, as well as its acknowledged reputation as a leading international business destination, Dubai is an ideal venue to host the World Expo 2020 according to Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of leading German trade fair and conference organiser, Epoc Messe Frankfurt.The Arabian Peninsula has for long figured prominently on historical international trade routes, and today trade is what forms part of Dubai's lifeblood, said Pauwels. The modern city of Dubai is a preferred events and business tourism destination and it is a business centre servicing a hinterland of more than 2 billion people. Home to a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic population drawn from over 100 countries, Dubai is a magnet for ......read more

Perrelet Launches Turbine Chrono In Baselworld

For the first time since its launch in 2009, Perrelet's iconic Turbine collection welcomes a horological complication; a chronograph, offering a further demonstration of the brand's technical expertise.Incorporating a chronograph into a Turbine watch represented a challenge to which Perrelet has risen with impressive ingenuity. The additional function is clearly displayed on the dial of the Turbine Chrono automatic model without detracting from the singular identity of the collection.Perrelet has successfully given rise to this original creation featuring a series of cleverly superimposed effects. The chronograph measurements are provided by a central seconds chronograph hand and a particularly innovative 60-minute counter. The former runs over a large inner bezel surrounding the dial, whi ......read more

Capital investment in UAE infrastructure expected to soar to AED 480.7 billion by 2016

Sector to form 24.4% of country's GDP As the economy continues to build up steam in the region, riding on rising government spending on civil infrastructural projects, total capital invested in construction and infrastructure is set to increase dramatically.According to research by Business Monitor International (BMI), total capital investment in construction and infrastructure in the UAE is set to reach AED 480.7 billion (US$ 131.7 bn) by 2016, a near doubling from the AED 284.4 bn ($ 77.4bn) invested in 2011. By 2016, the sector is expected to form 24.4% of the country's GDP, underlining the importance in the overall development of the economy.*The growing level of investment and interest in the rapidly expanding infrastructure sector is expected to impact favourably on the demand for fr ......read more

Consumption in GCC automotive aftermarket reached OR 2.9 billion in 2012

At OR 182 million, Oman is significant consumer marketThe countries of the Middle East continue to be an extremely attractive market for the automobile sector, thanks to strong ongoing economic growth and a flourishing aftermarket trade.In a recent report, research firm and Knowledge Partner of Automechanika Dubai, Frost & Sullivan, estimated that the total consumption within the automotive aftermarket in the GCC countries reached as much as OR 2.9 billion (US $7.54 billion) in 2012. With consumption worth OR 182 million (US $473 million) last year, Oman is one of the significant markets in the GCC.*Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Automechanika Dubai, the region's largest trade platform for the automotive aftermarket, said: “Thanks to its superior transport and ......read more

Consumption In GCC Automotive Aftermarket Reached KD 2.14 Billion In 2012 Kuwait Is Third Largest GCC Consumer At KD 20 ...

The countries of the Middle East continue to be an extremely attractive market for the automobile sector, thanks to strong ongoing economic growth and a flourishing aftermarket trade.In a recent report, research firm and Knowledge Partner of Automechanika Dubai, Frost & Sullivan, estimated that the total consumption within the automotive aftermarket in the GCC countries reached as much as KD 2.14 billion (US $7.54 billion) in 2012. With consumption worth KD 200 million (US $701 million) last year, Kuwait was the third most significant consumer market within the automotive aftermarket in the GCC, after Saudi Arabia and the UAE.*Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Automechanika Dubai, the region's largest trade platform for the automotive aftermarket, said: “Thanks t ......read more

ROBERTO COIN UNVEILS JEWELLERY OF THE FUTURE

Representing the allure of Roberto Coin's inexhaustible vein of creativity, this extraordinary collection of high-end jewellery works of art, enchanting talismans that sing, eccentrically magic are designed to captivate.Crafting the very future of jewellery, Roberto Coin have produced over 1000 new jewels, among those are the 300 Roberto Coin unique piece,s of which 290 have already been sold, and some other successful special collection like:The current peculiar research of something different, special and precious in the meaning beyond materials and price agrees with Roberto Coin that the jewellery industry surely will have a new future. The passionate and persevering care of quality and innovation, together with a mindful perception and listening to the different people's styles and moo ......read more

DUNKIN' DONUTS COFFEE FROM TREE TO CUP

Dunkin' Donuts, the leading coffee & baked goods chain in the Middle East, has been brewing high quality coffee for over fifty years. All of Dunkin' Donuts coffee must meet with their strict quality of specifications. Learn about the rigorous process each coffee bean must go through to make its way into a Dunkin' Donuts cup.Dunkin' Donuts works with coffee farmers in Central and South America, to grow only the finest coffee, 100% Arabica coffee beans. Strong relationships educated suppliers ensure consistently, high quality coffee.Coffee beans are not really beans at all! They are actually the seeds of coffee cherries that grow on trees over 50 countries. Each coffee tree only yields enough cherries for about one pound roasted coffee per year.Blending beans of different origins, enhanc ......read more

Saudi Arabia And UAE Dominate Regional Aftermarket Trade

Strong interest seen from global auto parts suppliers in Automechanika Dubai 2013The auto components trade in the countries of the GCC is currently undergoing a period of considerable growth, with the booming markets of Saudi Arabia being the most significant player. The pre-eminence of Saudi Arabia in the growth story of the regional auto aftermarket trade was underlined by Mahmut Gazi Billkozen, Senior Show Manager, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Automechanika Dubai, who is currently touring the Kingdom to interact with Saudi buyers and auto accessories and parts traders.According to research firm Frost & Sullivan, official knowledge partner for Automechanika Dubai, auto components consumption across all vehicle categories in the GCC was estimated at SAR 33.18 billion (US $8.85 b ......read more

Playworld Middle East 2013 Opens New Doors To Region For International Majors

Dedicated to the entire range of kids' products, Playworld Middle East is a one-of-its-kind exhibition, which takes place annually in March in Dubai and runs alongside Paperworld Middle East. Featuring a strong line-up of baby, infant and pre-school products, children's lifestyle products, toys and games, bicycles and sport equipment, dolls and models and electronics, Playworld Middle East will take place from March 5th to 7th at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Playworld Middle East 2013 – An interview with Mr. Michael Dehn, Group Exhibitions Director, Epoc Messe FrankfurtCould you describe what Playworld Middle East is all about as a trade show?Now in its third year, Playworld Middle East was conceived to fill a perceived niche in the regional market for a credib ......read more

3rd edition of Playworld Middle East to take place next month

Good response from international toys and games brandsThe foremost business networking and trade event for toys, games and children's lifestyle products, Playworld Middle East 2013 is gearing up for a successful third edition next month, according to organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt.Global toys and games majors have their eyes fixed on the quick-growing markets of the region, which are known for their high-spend on children's games and leisure products as well as their quickly developing economies. As a result, Playworld Middle East will feature a range of local and international brands vying for the attention of important regional buyers and decision makers.“The Middle East region with its growing youth advantage and high levels of disposable income represents an exciting market for interna ......read more

Growing Beauty Industry Set To Boost Interest In Beautyworld Middle East 2013

Region's largest beauty and wellness trade fair expected to open 10% biggerFirmly latching on to the beauty and wellness industry's ongoing growth story in the region, Beautyworld Middle East looks set for a bigger, better 2013 edition, if early indications are anything to go by. With returning exhibitors signing on for 30% more space and sales growth up appreciably, organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt expects Beautyworld Middle East to open at least 10% larger than in 2012.Local UAE company, B-Connected leads the way for returning exhibitors, by signing up as the biggest single exhibitor in the show's 17-year history. B-Connected first attended Beautyworld Middle East with a 12 sqm stand which was then upsized to a 163 sqm stand for the 2012 edition. This year B-Connected will occupy over 300 ......read more

Roger Dubuis Celebrates Valentine's Day With Excalibur Masterpieces

Lovers and partners over the world celebrate the spirit of love every Valentine's Day. They express their love by choosing the ideal gift, planning the occasion and making it a unique and unforgettable moment. In keeping with the spirit of the season of love, Leading Swiss watchmaker Roger Dubuis presents a unique and exclusive timepiece for him and an audacious and elegant timepiece for her. These two extraordinary Excalibur watches are an exceptional symbol to express eternal love to the beloved person. These watches represent the best of the highly-regarded Excalibur range and are available at the brand's Boutiques. The Excalibur range, symbolized by the world of the warrior, which emit a feeling of strength, energy and discipline that is echoed in the collection, has an iconic st ......read more

Roger Dubuis celebrates Valentine's Day with Excalibur masterpieces

Date: February 2013 – DUBAI-Lovers and partners over the world celebrate the spirit of love every Valentine's Day. They express their love by choosing the ideal gift, planning the occasion and making it a unique and unforgettable moment. In keeping with the spirit of the season of love, Leading Swiss watchmaker Roger Dubuis presents a unique and exclusive timepiece for him and an audacious and elegant timepiece for her. These two extraordinary Excalibur watches are an exceptional symbol to express eternal love to the beloved person. These watches represent the best of the highly-regarded Excalibur range and are available at the brand's Boutiques. The Excalibur range, symbolized by the world of the warrior, which emit a feeling of strength, energy and discipline that is echoed in the ......read more

Lexmark to showcase MPS portfolio to leading Middle East CIO's at Dubai summit 2013

Lexmark International Middle East, will be showcasing their comprehensive portfolio of Managed Print Services (MPS) at the upcoming Middle East CIO Summit in Dubai later this month. The summit, which will be held over two days at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, will bring together CIOs and IT head honchos from across the GCC and the Levant and is being organised by leading ICT research firm IDC. Regarded as a prime networking and interactive event, the summit will feature seminars focusing on government, banking and finance, education, healthcare, telecom and manufacturing among others.As Platinum Partner of the Summit, Lexmark Middle East will be making a 15-minute presentation to over 100 CIOs, who will be addressed by Mathias Militzer, General Manager, Lexmark International Middle East. Addit ......read more

Playworld Middle East To Underline Toy Safety

Soft toys remain a firm favourite amongst today's children, despite the influx of more hi-tech gadgets and games to capture their imagination. Furthermore, an increased emphasis on toy safety and the recent implementation of more stringent guidelines, is helping to shape the regional toy industry. These will be amongst some of the key topics in focus at Playworld Middle East, taking place in Dubai in March.The market value for the plush toys segment was estimated to reach US$332 mn in 2011 according to research by Euromonitor International. It is not surprising that it remains a very significant segment in the world of toys and games, though their shape, nature and looks may have changed dramatically over the years. Stuffed toys in the shape of the popular cartoon characters of the day, th ......read more

SAINT HONORE OUTLET ATTRACTS HONG KONG LUXURY LOVERS

The famed SAINT HONORE Paris Style is captivating the luxury loving shoppers in Hong Kong, who are appreciating the French luxury maison's range of watches, accessories and jewellery, at their signature corner on Hankow Road in the prestigious shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui.The luxurious and chic new-generation outlet reflects the brand's values: Elegance, Tradition, Innovation and Passion. Conveniently located just behind the popular Peninsula Hotel, the outlet is operated in cooperation with SAINT HONORE's local partner, ISA, and presents SAINT HONORE's new identity based on the ‘French Darnier' to the region.“The Hankow Road outlet represents our ongoing commitment to expanding our presence across the high-growth Asian markets,” said Olivier Birault, CEO of SAINT HONORE. “Hong Kong ......read more

Chic & Shine Collection From Roberto Coin – A Celebration Of Love

Dreams nourish the most joyful and romantic depths of our soul. Even a simple flower is enough to offer emotion, when it is given with love, but if you want to offer your loved one a dream, then you need a jewel. A jewel encloses in itself the delicacy of flowers, the preciousness of Nature and the complex magic of art and feelings.Till today, jewels have remained the exclusive and seductive materialization of a borderless imagination, which is called creativity and which for me, who am an unbreakable dreamer, is a never-ending dream. Mr. Roberto Coin.Soft and rounded geometrical shapes create an elegant and refined chain. A strong and deep bond, the union of two souls that meet and discover one another. Bracelets and necklaces made of white, yellow and pink gold, all by Roberto Coin.And t ......read more

10% growth in exhibitor numbers anticipated for Beautyworld Middle East 2013

Another year of growth and development looks set for Beautyworld Middle East as partnership agreements are renewed for the 2013 edition. With year on year sales up significantly on the previous year, and return exhibitors taking as much as 33% more space, 2013 promises to be a fruitful time for the Middle East region's international trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances and well being.Local UAE company B-Connected has signed up as the biggest single exhibitor in the show's 17 year history. B-Connected first attended Beautyworld Middle East with a 12 sqm stand which was then upsized to a 163 sqm stand for the 2012 edition. Satisfied with the results, B-Connected will occupy over 300 sqm for the 2013 edition.Latest show updates include the renewal of a five year contract with long ......read more

Lexmark Acquires Acuo Technologies

Acquisition Will Reinforce Perceptive Software Healthcare Programme Acuo Technologies is a leader in the vendor neutral archive software segment that resides within the high growth enterprise clinical management software and services market for the medical imaging industryLexmark's Perceptive Software becomes the only vendor to own this technology and offer a solution that drives better patient care, an enhanced clinician experience and cost savings through a single, enterprise-wide and content-based medical record that Acquisition continues to showcase Lexmark's transition to being a key solutions provider to enterprise-sized businesses and organizations across the globeRepresents continuation of Lexmark's stated capital allocation frameworkLexmark International re ......read more

A first glimpse of Roger Dubuis at SIHH13

BMG Foundation Joins Hands with Haji Husein Alireza & Co. for ‘Safer Driving, Life Saving' CampaignDiscover the first pictures of Roger Dubuis' SIHH booth dominated by Roger Dubuis' Eagle 4.60 meters of wingspan!Its conception and construction, orchestrated by Alvaro Maggini, Roger Dubuis' Creative Director, required the expertise of 25 people from 25 different crafts.Roger Dubuis is the only manufacture in the world to have every one of its timepieces stamped with the Poinçon de Genève, a guarantee of the nest craftsmanship.At this year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, the Genevan watchmaker seizes the emblem of its city of origin and the Poinçon de Genève - the Crowned Eagle and the Key – to claim its quest for excellence and allegiance to the most demanding signature in ......read more

Largest Ever Edition Of Intersec 2013 Comes To A Successful Close

Exhibitors positive about results and quality of visitorsThe largest-ever Intersec, came to an end after three highly successful days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday (Thursday, January 17th). After being the focus of attention for the region's security, safety, fire protection and homeland security industries and featuring an incredible range of innovative products and services, the 2013 edition is likely to be declared the most successful edition ever, once final figures are computed.Trade visitors, buyers and major corporate companies were present in strength while 990 exhibitors from 54 countries showcased their offerings as the region's premier security and policing event underlined its significance to the community."This is the biggest editio ......read more

UAE Resellers Benefit From Lexmark Sales Workshop

Lexmark International Middle East, a provider of a broad range of printing and imaging products, software, solutions and services recently held a one-day Sales Workshop for the benefit of their resellers across the Emirates. Designed to give Lexmark's local sales partners a briefing on Lexmark's range of new MFPs and printers, information about the brand's comprehensive MPS services and a first-hand look at the latest range of offerings, the one-day workshop was well attended by local sales personnel of Lexmark resellers. The workshop was conducted by Lexmark's UAE Sales Manager, Nawal Khan; Zuhair Hilali (Solutions), Suhaib Al Ghazi (Services) and Nadia Hansia, Marketing and Communications Lexmark International Middle East.“The UAE Sales Workshop was intended to give our sales partners in ......read more

Safety in Vehicles to be the highlight for 2013

Ministry of Interior in association with ESMA (Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology (ESMA) has implemented a new rule to bring down the number of traffic violations.Starting from 2013 private passenger buses that hold a capacity of 22 passengers, will now have to be installed with speed limitersDubai, Jan 6, 2012: UAE has a great road network and with the increasing initiatives taken by the Dubai Police and Ministry of Interior to control road injuries and accidents, the number of deaths caused by car accidents in the first half of 2012 fell to 12 from 21 as in 2011, indicating drop of 42 per cent.*Accidents occur due to several reasons including reckless driving, drink and drive, non-licensed drivers, and many more. However, speeding is the major cause for most of the ac ......read more

Vendee Globe And The Transforma Rivages

10th November 2012 will mark the start of the legendary Vendée Globe which sees twenty of the world's best yachtsmen setting sail on a solo round-the-world voyage lasting over three months. Amongst them is Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm, whom Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to have been supporting for many years, and especially today, on the brink of this remarkable adventure.The construction of Bernard Stamm's 60-foot monohull started over three years ago in the hangars of Décision SA, a company based in Vaud with links to the Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology. A strategist and technician as well as an accomplished sailor, the Genevan skipper was involved in every stage of his craft's construction, deciding the priorities and compromises which will shape his race. Because, of cours ......read more

Workplace accidents and illnesses claim 2.3 million lives annually

Region's foremost security and safety trade fair to highlight importance of safe work practicesAccidents or illness at the workplace are estimated to claim 6,300 lives daily across the globe and as many as 2.3 million annually according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Furthermore, as much as 337 million workplace accidents occur per year leading to extended absences from work. These stunning statistics bring into sharp focus the growing need for enhanced measures for workplace health and safety.*Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is rapidly gaining in prominence globally as governments, private and public sector firms, factory and workshop owners, construction site managers etc, all realise the importance of scaling down the tremendous loss of manpower and workdays caused ......read more

Intersec 2013 in Dubai to be held under patronage of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Region's foremost security and safety trade fair and conference set to be larger than previous editionIntersec 2013, the premier trade fair and conference for safety, security and policing in the Middle East, will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This underlines the ongoing support of the UAE authorities for the trade show.HH Sheikh Mansoor's continuing patronage also indicates the important role played by Intersec in highlighting the latest developments in the safety and security industry. By introducing the latest products and services, the trade fair plays a part in enhancing regional responses to security threats as well as creating greater awareness of the need for preparedness to meet safety and security challenges.“We are very grat ......read more

Saint Honore Opens New Outlet In Hong Kong

Now fans of the famed SAINT HONORE Paris Style in Hong Kong, can easily access the full range of the French luxury maison's range of watches, accessories and jewellery, with the opening of their all-new signature corner on Hankow Road in the prestigious shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui.The luxurious and chic new-generation outlet is designed in contemporary style to reflect the brand's values: Elegance, Tradition, Innovation and Passion. Conveniently located just behind the popular Peninsula Hotel, the outlet which will be operated in cooperation with SAINT HONORE's local partner, ISA, introduces SAINT HONORE's new identity based on the ‘French Darnier' to the region.“The opening of the new outlet represents our ongoing commitment to expanding our presence across the high-growth Asian ma ......read more

Playworld Middle East to feature range of outdoor games and toys

Outdoor and Sports toys still popular among today's childrenMEA market worth US$ 242.6 million in 2011Despite the invasion of electronic toys, computer games and the ever-present playstations and game apps for smart phones, children today are still big fans of the outdoors. This is outlined by the fact that sales of outdoor and sports toys form a significant part of the regional toy industry. Euromonitor International, official knowledge partner for Playworld Middle East, estimate that the Middle East and Africa market for outdoor and sports toys was worth as much as US$ 242.6 million in 2011, a 13% increase since 2009, indicating that there is much life in the sector.Outdoor games and sports toys are an important segment in the up-coming Playworld Middle East 2013. A specialised trade eve ......read more

Lexmark Mitigates Security Risks With New Solution

Lexmark Secure Content Monitor identifies and tracks potential breaches and leaks of sensitive informationLexmark International, leading provider of imaging solutions, announced the new Lexmark Secure Content Monitor, a security solution that minimizes risk and protects companies and agencies from potential threats to confidential information, profits and productivity by enabling them to automatically track and audit sensitive information.Lexmark Secure Content Monitor can also save organizations significant costs in the areas of compliance with government and industry standards. In fact, a 2012 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance survey reports that automating key controls and taking a proactive stance is one of the few opportunities for businesses to achieve long-term cost savings with Sarbanes-Ox ......read more

Epoc Messe Frankfurt Exhibitions In 2012 Attract Over 76,000 Trade Visitors

Strong growth figures indicate continued success of trade fairsTwo international conferences launched in DubaiLeading German trade fair and conference organiser, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, reported a successful 2012 season, with their exhibitions drawing in 76,282 trade visitors and attracting approximately 3,720 exhibitors. This compared favourably with last year's numbers which indicated that 3,400 exhibitors participated in Epoc Messe Frankfurt fairs attracting 75,000 trade visitors. Furthermore, in 2012 Epoc Messe Frankfurt launched two international conferences in Dubai.The figures mirror the continuing interest among international manufacturers and suppliers in the Middle East growth story. The region's relatively buoyant economic scenario riding on high fuel prices has resisted the downw ......read more

SAINT HONORE ADDS A TOUCH OF ARABIAN GLAMOUR BY SIGNING SABA MUBARAK AS BRAND AMBASSADOR

SAINT HONORE, French luxury maison and creators of the trend-setting ‘Paris Style', have added a touch of Arabian glamour to their brand with the signing of Saba Mubarak, Jordanian superstar of TV and film, as their Brand Ambassador.The raven-haired Mubarak is renowned for her soulful emotive style and svelte looks which have graced screens – both small and large – in the Arab world and have got rave reviews from discerning viewers. The Jordanian beauty was born in 1971 and graduated from Yarmouk University in Irbid. She has created waves with her performances in TV serials: ‘Seraa A'ala El Remal and Eljteyah. Mubarak was recently awarded the ‘Best Arab Actress' title at a film festival in Jordan.Mubarak's endorsement of SAINT HONORE's range of luxury watches, accessories and jewellery is ......read more

Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 46 Minute Repeater Acoustica Striking A Major Chord

Never before had a minute repeater marked off time by chords and not merely single notes. Such is the feat achieved by the splendid Admiral's Cup Legend 46 Minute Repeater Acoustica, a world première equipped with four gongs and four hammers, simultaneously striking in pairs. Just ten of these watches will be produced in 2012.Not only is this a world-first accomplishment, but also a magnificent demonstration of watchmaking virtuosity! With the extraordinary Admiral's Cup Legend 46 Minute Repeater Acoustica, Corum presents a minute repeater equipped with a four-hammer movement. Already considered in itself to be one of the most sophisticated horological complications thanks to its tiny racks, cams and snails, the striking mechanism of a minute repeater watch is magnified here by two a ......read more

Citizen's ambitious retail expansion plans in The Middle East

Citizen Watches continues its foray into mid to high segment of the industry by expanding its retail network in the region. They opened their first exclusive boutique in Cairo, Egypt recently Speaking during the inauguration of the new boutique in Citystars, Mr. Takahiro Miyazaki, the General Manager, Citizen Watches Middle East said, “With the introduction of Eco-Drive, our flagship technology in the year 1994, we decided to shift from “low to mid” segment of the market to “mid to high”. This implied a shift in the distribution channel as well, from ‘C' class stores to ‘A' class and from traditional retail to modern retail. Citystars being the biggest shopping and entertainment center in Egypt well compliment this objective.Along with this new boutique, the company maintains 400 point of ......read more

Paperworld Middle East 2013 looks to build on previous success

Ministry of Environment and Water support Green Office AreaRepresenting the world of paper products, office supplies, gifts and stationery, the third edition of Paperworld Middle East is expected to build on the success of earlier editions as demand for paper products and stationery in the region continues to grow.Organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt is optimistic about the continued success of the exhibition which has grown in size and scope since its launch in the region two years ago. Paperworld Middle East, taking place in Dubai in March next year, is expected to attract a wide representation from international and regional manufacturers and suppliers who are looking to increase their presence in Middle East markets.“Since its launch Paperworld Middle East has enjoyed a great response from m ......read more

سوق الإمارات لنظم مراقبة الفيديو ينمو بنسبة 16% خلال السنوات الأربع القادمة

إنترسك يسعى للاستفادة من نمو سوق أجهزة مراقبة الفيديو أشارت الأبحاث والدراسات الصناعية، إلى تطور السوق العالمي لمعدات وأنظمة وحدات المراقبة والكاميرات الحديثة الخاصة بتأمين الممتلكات والأصول لأغراض الوقاية والسلامة على مدار الساعة واستثمار الموارد المتاحة لتحقيق أجود خدمات الحماية للمباني والممتلكات.وفي الإمارات وحدها، تم تحديد قطاعات الحكومة والفنادق كقطاعات لديها إنفاق واسع النطاق على معدات الفيديو وأنظمة المراقبة ومن المتوقع نمو السوق في الدولة بنسبة 16 % خلال السنوات الأربع القادمة ليكون الثاني على مستوى المنطقة بعد سوق المملكة العربية السعودية**. كما تشير دراسات شركة الأبحاث آي إم إس IMS الحديثة، إلى نمو السوق العالمي لأنظمة مراقبة الفيديو بمتوسط 12 % للعام 2012 وذلك في البرازيل وروسيا والهند والصين وجنوب أفريقيا والشرق الأوسط.*ويحاول معرض إنترسك 2013 ومن خلال مشاركة الشركات والمؤسسات ......read more

UAE digital systems market to grow at 16% over next four years

Video surveillance systems to be major focus at Intersec 2013Rapid advances and innovations in video surveillance technology are currently transforming the industry while at the same time considerably enhancing its security capabilities. The need to be prepared for today's ever-evolving security threats is driving growing demand for the latest in video surveillance systems to secure property and premises globally. Demand for the latest in video monitoring technology is also being felt across the Middle East region, which is expected to be one of the key growth areas for the industry. The rapidly changing regional market for video surveillance systems and equipment will be in focus at Intersec 2013, the Middle East's trade and networking mega event for the security, safety and fire protecti ......read more

روجيه دوبوي تفوز بجائزة أفضل حملة ترويجية للساعات في2012

حصلت الحملة الترويجية الجديدة لدار الساعات السويسرية الفاخرة روجيه دوبوي على لقب جائزة العام عن فئة المطبوعات والملصقات الترويجية المميزة للعام 2012 . خلال الاستفتاء الذي أجري مؤخرا لدار النشر السويسرية "رنغير". وقد حصلت حملة روجيه دوبوي على هذه الجائزة بفضل تميزها وتفردها بحملات غير تقليدية لتصنيع الساعات. فقد ظهرت تصميمات روجيه دوبوي للحملات الترويجية وكأنها لوحات فنية تحكي قصة الإبداع وتدعو محبي الساعات إلى اكتشاف عالم روجيه دوبوي بعراقته وتشكيلاته السويسرية الفريدة. ومنذ العام 2007 تمنح دار النشر السويسرية جائزة الحملات الإعلانية الأفضل في العالم في مجال تصنيع الساعات وذلك من المنظور الفني والجمالي. وفي دورتها الخامسة وقع اختيار هيئة تحكيم الاتصالات المستقلة والعاملون في مجال النشر والإعلانات على الحملة الإعلانية الجديدة لروجيه دوبوي لتكون الحمل الإعلانية الأفضل لتصنيع الساعا ......read more

The new Roger Dubuis advertising campaign hailed as the best watchmaking campaign of 2012

The new Roger Dubuis advertising campaign has won the Premier Prix du Jury in the «Print/Poster» category awarded on 26 October 2012 by the Swiss publishing house, Ringier due to its break from conventional watchmaking campaigns. Each of the four visuals invites people to discover the world of the Genevan watchmaker through the prism of imagination, audacity and magic. It expresses the very genetic make-up of the Manufacture Roger Dubuis, whose prestige is only matched by the excellence of its collections. Since 2007, the Swiss publishing house has awarded the best watchmaking advertising campaigns of the year, from a technical and aesthetic standpoint. For the fifth edition, the independent jury of communications, publishing and advertising professionals has chosen the new campaign by the ......read more

Frederique Constant Black Beauty - Stunning Unique Addition To Double Heart Beat Collection

Frederique Constant, leading Swiss makers of luxury watches with a reputation of passion and precision, has introduced recently, Black Beauty. Black Beauty is the stunning unique entrant to their best selling Double Heart Beat Collection and is set to turn heads with its exquisite black mother of pearl dial set with many diamonds. The unique design that sets apart this range - the two intertwined hearts forming an aperture in the dial revealing the 'heart beat' of the movement- makes the Frederique Constant Double Heart Beat more than just a watch. These fine timepieces have been developed with passion to reflect the values and aspirations of today's woman. Frederique Constant's Double Heart Beat watches are created with precision design and assembled by hand, allowing for a high quality t ......read more



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