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China Sets Sights On Middle East Construction Sector Asian Powerhouse Prepares For Big Show At Hardware+Tools Middle Ea ...

China’s growing stature as a major tools and hardware exporter has been underlined by the Asian powerhouse’s key presence at the Middle East’s only dedicated trade fair for tools, hardware, materials and machinery next month. More than 160 Chinese manufacturers and suppliers will be out in full force at Hardware + Tools Middle East 2014, as they scout out new markets and evaluate business prospects from across the region. Thousands of regional trade professionals to the three-day event, which takes place from 3-5 June at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, will be greeted at a dedicated Chinese pavilion stacked with Chinese-made products. Known for presenting cost-effective construction solutions from hand and power tools and accessories, to ......read more

Middle East And Africa Market For Beauty And Personal Care Worth US$ 24.2 Billion In 2013 – Euromonitor

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) market for beauty and personal care grew eight per cent year-on-year from 2008 to 2013, with sales reaching US$ 24.2 billion in 2013, new research has revealed. According to leading analysts Euromonitor International, the MEA region was second only to Latin America as the fastest growing global market for beauty and personal care products over the past six years. With annual sales expected to exceed US$30 billion by the end of 2018, the region continues to forge ahead as one of the new growth frontiers for personal care and beauty products. The impressive growth is also matched by Beautyworld Middle East, the largest international trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances, and wellbeing in the Middle East. Taking place from 27-29 May at t ......read more

CORUM Associates With The Russian Cinema And Theater Actor Maxim Matveev

Corum announced recently during Baselworld 2014 and in the presence of cinema star Maxim Matveev –its new partnership with the famous Russian actor. The intelligent, talented, versatile actor of theatre and cinema, Maxim Matveev has decided to share his values with Corum, and becomes the ambassador of the Swiss Watch Manufacture for the Russian market. At just 31 years old, Maxim Matveev is one of the most popular actors in Russia. Perfectionist and rigorous in his approach to his profession, he is taking his career to impressive heights, and ambitions to start a career in Los Angeles. Being endowed with many talents, he gives himself completely to different projects in his job, with a unique passion, always challenging himself in giving in each one of his works the illusion of ......read more

International fragrance majors target high-spending Middle East consumers at Beautyworld 2014

Per capita spend on premium fragrances in KSA, UAE overshadows European, US markets Traditionally renowned for its love of fragrances, the Middle East region continues to be one of the key focus areas for international fragrance brands.  With research from leading analysts Euromonitor International indicating that per capita consumption of premium fragrances in key markets such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE overshadows that of markets such as the US and the UK, it’s not surprising that the countries of the GCC are on international perfumers’ high-priority lists. Consumers in Saudi Arabia spent US$34.40 per capita on premium fragrances in 2012, a figure estimated to rise to $49.10 by 2017. Their UAE counterparts shelled out $21.30 in 2012 and are set to spend as much ......read more

Euphoria - Femininity Takes Shape

SAINT HONORE has combined the cushion shape with feminine style in a refined, graceful and immaculately finished timepiece. Named Euphoria, the seductive powers of this two-tone polished steel watch are evident. The result of SAINT HONORE’s rigorous aesthetic values and respected know-how, Euphoria’s dial features a number of attributes that affirm the feminine appeal of this timepiece and will inspire passion in those who behold its beauty. A prime example being the 11 diamond hour-markers that illuminate the azure rim surrounding the white mother-of-pearl centre. The completely new Euphoria stands out at first glance with the cushion shape and curved corners of its 35 mm case that will attract the female eye. Women will be equally captivated by the pink PVD detailing, t ......read more

Cricket superstar Pietersen Visits Citizen showroom in Dubai

England’s Kevin Pietersen, one of the most exciting batsmen in cricket today and Brand Ambassador for CITIZEN watches, yesterday visited their multi brand store in Al Ghurair Centre. Pietersen, who is in Dubai for the Indian Premier League, is a key member of the Delhi Daredevils side. Pietersen toured the showroom and viewed the newly-launched Eco-Drive Metal collection, which debuted in the Middle East along with the Indian Premier League. Eco-Drive METAL was the first collection of light powered watches in the world to feature metal dials when it was launched back in 2001. The new collection comes in rugged to functional sporty designs and vividly coloured materials such as Black, Silver, Dark Blue, Charcoal Grey, White, Orange and Green to match the vibrant and lively ambie ......read more

Per Capita Spend On Premium Fragrances In KSA, UAE Overshadows European, US Markets

Traditionally renowned for its love of fragrances, the Middle East region continues to be one of the key focus areas for international fragrance brands. With research from leading analysts Euromonitor International indicating that per capita consumption of premium fragrances in key markets such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE overshadows that of markets such as the US and the UK, it’s not surprising that the countries of the GCC are on international perfumers’ high-priority lists. Consumers in Saudi Arabia spent US$34.40 per capita on premium fragrances in 2012, a figure estimated to rise to $49.10 by 2017. Their UAE counterparts shelled out $21.30 in 2012 and are set to spend as much as $25.50 in 2017. * While consumers in the UK spent $24.50 on premium perfume brands in ......read more

Interest In Automechanika Dubai Widespread In Central And South Asian Markets

Automechanika Dubai’s footprint as the leading trade and networking event for the automotive aftermarket in the region now extends to countries in the wider Middle East, Central and South Asia as well as African markets. Organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt, reported widespread interest in Automechanika Dubai 2014 from countries as varied as Pakistan and Bahrain, at the conclusion of a series of Industry Meetings with the aftermarket fraternities in these countries recently. The series of Industry Meetings is part of Epoc Messe Frankfurt’s strategic outreach to interact and engage with automotive companies and key buyers in countries within close proximity to the UAE, which are also influential players and stakeholders in the regional aftermarket. Begun four years ago, previ ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2014 Set For Largest Ever Edition

With the Middle East market for beauty and well being exhibiting a continued positive sentiment and interest in Beautyworld Middle East 2014 from international and regional exhibitors and trade buyers remaining high, organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt is extremely optimistic about the coming edition’s prospects. According to preliminary indications, the 2014 edition of Beautyworld Middle East, the leading international trade and networking event for beauty products, hair, fragrances and wellbeing serving the region, is set for a record run later this month when it opens doors at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Going by the robust response from exhibitors from around the world – both repeat and first timers – Beautyworld Middle East 2014 will be ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2014 Will Feature A Number Of Leading International Prestige Brands Looking To Boost Regional Fo ...

The Middle East continues to be a key market for premium cosmetics, with leading international manufacturers and suppliers pulling out the stops to make further headway into increasingly lucrative territory. This trend is expected to be reflected significantly at the upcoming edition of Beautyworld Middle East, the region’s largest international trade event serving the beauty and wellness industry. According to analysis by Euromonitor International, per capita spend on premium cosmetics in the countries of the GCC, has been increasing at a remarkable rate. For instance, consumers in Saudi Arabia are expected to spend as much as US$ 68.20 per capita on premium cosmetics in 2017 as compared to US$ 49.20 in 2012. Similarly, the UAE consumer is estimated to spend $ 48.70 per capita on ......read more

Gilda Floral: the jewelled watch now even more precious

At the 2014 Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show Eberhard & Co. presents Gilda, the timepiece that exudes feminine charm and provides the complete expression of the watchmaker’s refined and elegant world, in a new Floral version. Gilda Floral has soft, harmonious lines enveloping a white mother of pearl dial with a delicate floral motif, finished with beautiful sapphires. In this new version the bezel, covered with 66 enchanting blue sapphires, frames the dial with a total of 112 precious stones and an elliptical case in white gold. The result is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and style. Gilda has a quartz movement, protected by sapphire glass with a patented spherical dome and anti-reflective treatment, with the floral design echoed in an engraving on the back, which is sec ......read more

CITIZEN unveils the Eco-Drive ALTICHRON CIRRUS

CITIZEN announces the arrival of their latest flagship model, the PROMASTER Eco-Drive ALTICHRON CIRRUS. Launching in May this year, this stunning chronograph, which encapsulates both altimeter and compass features, was heralded at BASELWORLD this year. The ALTICHRON CIRRUS will be available at select points of sale in the region for Middle East enthusiasts. This newest creation in the renowned PROMASTER line features dual sensors for an electronic compass and altimeter will be available in both titanium and pearl-white titanium finishes.  The watch continues in the grand tradition of its PROMASTER forebears, which broke new ground in watchmaking innovation, winning admiration from professionals for supreme durability, superior functionality, as well as the ability to capture the im ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2014 To Showcase A Wide Range Of World-Leading Fragrance Brands In Dubai

Traditionally renowned for its love of fragrances, the Middle East region continues to be one of the key focus areas for international fragrance brands. With research from leading analysts Euromonitor International indicating that per capita consumption of premium fragrances in key markets such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE overshadows that of markets such as the US and the UK, it’s not surprising that the countries of the GCC are on international perfumers’ high-priority lists. Fragrances make up a considerable segment of the region’s overall beauty and wellness market. A fact which is reflected in the sector’s importance at Beautyworld Middle East, the leading international trade and networking event for beauty industry in the region, where nearly 20% of the exhi ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2014 To Open Its 18th Edition In May In Dubai

With over 250 international exhibitors set to showcase their hair and nail care products and services at Beautyworld Middle East 2014, the Hair and Nails section at the region’s largest international beauty and wellness trading platform will be an area of high interest. Organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt also revealed that there is considerable interest in the sector among local and regional brands, many of whom will make their presence felt at the upcoming edition of the show. “Hair and Nails has always been a high-interest category for international and regional exhibitors at Beautyworld Middle East,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt. “The continuing growth in exhibitor interest in the region underscores not only the vast potential that exists in ......read more

Roger Dubuis Presents The Velvet – A Stunning Statement Of Style And Craftsmanship - Designed For The Diva In Every Woma ...

Designed for the diva in every woman, Roger Dubuis, Swiss manufacturer of luxury timepieces, presents the fabulous Velvet Collection, a triumph of elegant style and stunning craftsmanship. The collection is available at the brand’s exclusive boutiques in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Superbly encapsulating the vivaciousness of the Diva, the Velvet collection exudes both elegance and style in its design lines while at the same time sporting a heart powered by outstanding craftsmanship that signifies the best of the Roger Dubuis brand. Its models include strong, distinguished creations that define the attributes of an alternative femininity and breathe a new energy into watchmaking. The Velvet collection is a tribute to feminine charm, an expression of discreet yet genuine luxury enhanced ......read more

Over 11 Million Facebook Likes Underline Widespread Acclaim For Dunkin' Donuts Across Region

In just over a decade since opening doors for the first time in the UAE, Dunkin’ Donuts has rapidly risen to become the firm first choice for lovers of quality baked goods and coffee across the country. Well connected with the multi-cultural client base that makes up the UAE, the brand maintains an active presence on social media, with their Facebook page reflecting their popularity in the region with 11 million plus likes. From their small beginnings, today there are 74 Dunkin’ Donuts outlets spanning the length and breadth of the country, another testament to their increasing popularity. The wide range of baked goods and beverages available at Dunkin’ Donuts outlets across the country has proved extremely popular and are well suited to the varied needs of the cliente ......read more

Perrelet Turbine XL Vegas Collection- Time Well Spent

Perrelet is upping the stakes and throwing the dice again with the TURBINE XL VEGAS collection, a winning three of a kind with three new models. The décor of all of these special editions in limited series of 250 examples each was inspired by the elegant universe of the casino and world capital of entertainment. Tuxedos, card games, roulette and green mats. Perrelet is betting on the fun side and playing on its own skill to bring three new Turbine timepieces to life in XL 48 mm-diameter versions: Turbine XL Poker; Turbine XL Playing With Fire; Turbine XL Roulette. The Turbine XL Poker conceals a winning hand that is only revealed when the titanium turbine spins at full speed and turn by turn displays a fan of cards decorating the under-dial: a pair of sevens and two Royal Flus ......read more

CITIZEN to launch new Eco-Drive Metal Collection in line with Indian Premier League in UAE

CITIZEN have announced that they will launch their Spring/Summer Collection 2014 in the Middle East during this month (April), to coincide with the debut of Indian Premier League cricket tournament in the UAE this year. With the Indian cricket board deciding to bring the early games of the world’s richest cricket league to the UAE this year, lovers of the game in the UAE are expected to be caught up in the excitement of seeing some of the game’s biggest superstars up close. CITIZEN’s Brand Ambassador Kevin Pietersen, one of the most exciting batsmen in world cricket, is set to play another stellar role for the Delhi Daredevils this year. CITIZEN has decided to time the launch of the new Eco-Drive METAL collection in line with international cricket’s biggest ex ......read more

Eberhard & Co. celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gabriele D'Annunzio

The watch-making company Eberhard & Co. pays tribute to one of the greatest interpreters of nineteenth-century Italian literature, admired throughout the world: Gabriele D’Annunzio. The 150th anniversary of the author’s birth has been celebrated with events dedicated to the poet’s literary production, taste and aesthetics and the Swiss company rounds off the celebrations with a special limited edition of one of its most representative models, the Extra-fort “Ardisco non ordisco”. Born in Pescara in 1863, D’Annunzio was one of the most prominent protagonists on the European cultural scene between the 19th and 20th centuries: a poet, novelist and playwright, but also a politician, soldier and aesthete, a socialite, a modern personality who lived ......read more

UAE Market For Hair Products Is Expected To Grow 27% Between 2012 And 2017 To Reach $175 Million

With over 250 international exhibitors set to showcase their hair and nail care products and services at Beautyworld Middle East 2014, the Hair and Nails section at the region’s largest international beauty and wellness trading platform will be an area of high interest. Organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt also revealed that there is considerable interest in the sector among local and regional brands, many of whom will make their presence felt at the upcoming edition of the show. Hair and Nail products and solutions are traditionally among the most sought after by regional trade buyers – 30% of the trade visitors attending previous editions of Beautyworld Middle East were interested in hair care products and services, while 20% of the total was in search of nail care solutions. ......read more

Perrelet Turbine Pilot - A Truly Unique Aviator Watch

The new Turbine Pilot collection by Perrelet associates the Turbine concept with that of the circular aviation slide rule: a new technical and stylistic exercise for a truly unique aviator watch. Consistently guided by a spirit of innovation, Perrelet is now rising to a new challenge with the launch of the brand’s new Turbine Pilot collection, a tribute to the world of aviation which, like that of fine watchmaking, features a blend of technical knowhow, passion, precision and audacity. At the heart of the collection beats the mechanical automatic P-331 caliber entirely developed and produced in-house at the brand’s production sites. The four models in the collection assert a unique character marrying power and elegance. The stainless steel cases display a generous 48 mm-d ......read more

Automechanika Dubai 2014 to feature world's largest German Pavilion

Growing presence reflects the increasing attraction of region for international majors Reflecting the growing attractiveness of the Middle East automotive aftermarket for international manufacturers and suppliers, the upcoming edition of Automechanika Dubai 2014, will feature the world’s largest German Pavilion for the automotive aftermarket industry. The German presence at Automechanika Dubai has been significant over the years and of late has expanded tre-mendously. Automechanika Dubai 2014 will present a record number of 83 German exhibitors. “The German automotive industry is clearly a world leader in terms of quality, innovation, dependability and technological advances and it’s not surprising that German products and services are in great demand in the Midd ......read more

Hardware+Tools Middle East 2014 To Open In Dubai In June

The Middle East continues to be an oasis of comparative high-growth rates with the GCC countries currently in the process of tremendously expanding their commercial and industrial infrastructure as well as witnessing rapid growth in transport and logistics links. This ongoing construction and industrial activity is driving demand for vast amounts of tools, construction material and machinery and as a result making the GCC countries and the region as a whole, a market of significant interest to international machinery and material manufacturers and suppliers. Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Hardware + Tools Middle East 2014, which is the region’s foremost trade and networking event for the hardware, tools, materials and machinery industry, expects this year’s edition of ......read more

Corum Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Tides- A Display Combining Sporting Elegance And Functionality

An icon among sea-lovers now returns in a reworked design: the Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Tides watch. 21 years after its launch, this model with its mechanical movement driving indications of the time and strength of the tides, the lunar cycle, as well as the strength of the currents and the height of the tides, remains a truly unique complication in the Fine Watchmaking world. Its exclusive nature forcefully reaffirms Corum’s longstanding, solid nautical anchorage. From the dawn of time, the lives of seagoing professionals have been governed by the rhythms of the tides. In most part of the world, they follow a twice-daily lunar cycle, with the tide coming in on average every 12hrs 25 minutes, before receding again. Created in 1993, the CO 277 caliber beating at the heart of t ......read more

Worldcode Gmt Taking On The Challenge Of Time

WORLDCODE is the sporty chic watch in the SAINT HONORE collection. Following the success of its Diving and Chronograph Ceramic versions, the WORLDCODE now comes in a GMT model. GMT, which stands for Greenwich Mean Time, is a complication that is particularly valued by travellers as it allows them to read off the time in more than one time zone: three in the case of the WORLDCODE GMT, including two simultaneously. While the traditional hands (hours and minutes) give the main time, the addition of an extra hours hand means the time can be read simultaneously in a second time zone on a 24-hour scale engraved on the bezel. Thanks to this bezel and its rotating feature, it is also possible to read the time in a third time zone. This new WORLDCODE GMT has been slightly modified compa ......read more

Corum Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Tides-When Fine Watchmaking Shows The Tides

An icon among sea-lovers now returns in a reworked design: the Admiral’s Cup ACOne 45 Tides watch. 21 years after its launch, this model with its mechanical movement driving indications of the time and strength of the tides, the lunar cycle, as well as the strength of the currents and the height of the tides, remains a truly unique complication in the Fine Watchmaking world. Its exclusive nature forcefully reaffirms Corum’s longstanding, solid nautical anchorage. From the dawn of time, the lives of seagoing professionals have been governed by the rhythms of the tides. In most part of the world, they follow a twice-daily lunar cycle, with the tide coming in on average every 12hrs 25 minutes, before receding again. Created in 1993, the CO 277 caliber beating at the heart of th ......read more

Dunkin' Donuts Offers Delicious Dark Chocolate Mocha Latte Drink

Dunkin' Donuts, the world’s largest coffee and baked goods chain offers the delicious Dark Chocolate Mocha Latte drink - for consumers in the UAE. “Our Special Dark Chocolate Mocha Latte drink offers a delicious special alternative for chocolate lovers,” said David Rodgers, Dunkin' Donuts General Manager. “The unique beverage adds to our variety of quality beverages served throughout the 74 outlets all across the UAE.” "For over a decade now, Dunkin' Donuts has been a dominant brand in the region, with exceptional brand loyalty in the UAE, however it is important for us to constantly innovate and offer special products to consumers,” remarked Mr. Rodgers. Dunkin Donuts, the world’s largest chain for high quality coffee and ......read more

Growing Demand For Leading Edge Spa Facilities In Focus At Beautyworld Middle East 2014

With the fast-growing cities of the GCC region rapidly gaining in importance as key business, commercial and trade destinations and attracting an increasingly global clientele, there is increasing demand for world class hotels and spa facilities that are on the cutting edge. According to a report on the Global Wellness Tourism Economy by the Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism is a US$ 438.6 billion global market and is a rapidly growing niche in the US $3.2 trillion global tourism industry.* These figures are reflected in the plethora of outlets worldwide offering multi-faceted services in every major travel destination. Travellers today are increasingly conscious of health and wellness and seek out hotels and facilities that offer spa and leisure services. This is no differ ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2014 Attracts Top Skincare And Cosmetics Exhibitors

International skincare product manufacturers and suppliers continue to regard the Middle East as a market of immense potential even as increasing numbers of them make a beeline to the region to tap into that growth. This growing focus on the region is underlined by the increase in skincare-related exhibitors at Beautyworld Middle East 2014, which has witnessed an explosive 76% surge in the number of cosmetics and skincare sector participants this year as compared to 2013. Saudi Arabia and the UAE lead the region in consumption of skincare products, which includes facial care, hand care, depilatories and sun care products. Leading analysts Euromonitor International, ascribes this growth to rising income levels led by resurgent economies, as well as the increased demand for skincare servi ......read more

Saudi Arabia, UAE Lead Region As Sector Set For Rapid Growth

International skincare product manufacturers and suppliers continue to regard the Middle East as a market of immense potential even as increasing numbers of them make a beeline to the region to tap into that growth. This growing focus on the region is underlined by the increase in skincare-related exhibitors at Beautyworld Middle East 2014, which has witnessed an explosive 76% surge in the number of cosmetics and skincare sector participants this year as compared to 2013. Saudi Arabia and the UAE lead the region in consumption of skincare products, which includes facial care, hand care, depilatories and sun care products. Leading analysts Euromonitor International, ascribes this growth to rising income levels led by resurgent economies, as well as the increased demand for skincare se ......read more

Indian Auto Component Sector Is Estimated To Grow At A Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) Of 14 % During 2013–2021

The Middle East is increasingly in the sights of auto components and tyre manufacturers from India looking to increase their share of this lucrative market. This is evident from the growing demand for exhibition space from Indian parts and tyres manufacturers at the upcoming Automechanika Dubai 2014. Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of the leading international trade exhibition for the automotive aftermarket in the wider Middle East, is expecting even stronger interest from Indian manufacturers and suppliers than last year’s record-setting presence, when it takes place from 3rd to 5th June. “Indian exhibitors are quite familiar with the UAE given the close business and commercial links between the two nations,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt. &ldqu ......read more

SAINT HONORE Unveils An Exceptional New Timepiece

Exceptional through its femininity, elegance and the beauty of its lines, SAINT HONORE has combined the cushion shape with feminine style in a refined, graceful and immaculately finished timepiece. Named Euphoria, the seductive powers of this two-tone polished steel watch are evident. The completely new Euphoria stands out at first glance with the cushion shape and curved corners of its 35 mm case that will attract the female eye. Women will be equally captivated by the pink PVD detailing, the warm colour contrasting with the metallic tone of the steel. A perfect example of this elegant combination, the two-tone bracelet, made up of gently curved links, sits perfectly on the wrist for a supremely comfortable wear, while the delicate grooves on the crown, topped with a black onyx, are re ......read more

Exclusive Lutecia Gmt Version Designed For Today's Globetrotting Lifestyles From Saint Honore

Centre piece of SAINT HONORE’s latest collection, the stunning Lutecia, now comes in an exclusive GMT (dual time) version, designed specifically for today’s gent who enjoys the jet set lifestyle. The first SAINT HONORE timepiece to feature a GMT complication, the new Lutecia will enthral globetrotters around the world. Its dual time zone indicates the time in the country in which the wearer is located, on the main dial, while simultaneously displaying the time in the country of origin on the disc around the dial, which has a 24 hour graduation in contrasting colours (blue/grey in the steel version pictured) to represent day and night. All of the watch functions (time, GMT time, minute, date) are easily activated using the crown. With its “cushion” shape and ro ......read more

Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 38- Blend Of Perfection

Courm and Rebecca de Alba joined their creativity to design a limited edition of 30 pieces of the Admiral’s Cup Legend 38 in order to support the work of the Rebecca de Alba Foundation. Rebecca de Alba Foundation was founded in 2008, due to the sensitivity of its founder Rebecca de Alba to support the most vulnerable groups in our country, especially children and youth suffering from cancer. It ensures that children have the human necessary resources, material and financial support to have access to quality comprehensive medical care. Rebecca de Alba Foundation tries to improve quality of life of the population through the development of prevention campaigns and early detection, they inform and encourage changes in their habits of life. The Admiral’s Cup Legend 38 is dres ......read more

Babyliss Launches Curl Secret For The Middle East

Those bouncy curls or glorious waves are no more a dream. You can have them now as your crowning glory and win those ‘wow’ looks all the way with ease… and the revolutionary new hair curler from BaByliss. BaByliss Curl Secret is the result of five years of research and development by BaByliss Paris, the unrivalled world leader in hair styling products. Women all over the world have trusted BaByliss for more than five decades and, through the years BaByliss has vindicated this trust by investing in cutting-edge technology and introducing unique product concepts. The spirit of innovation and trend setting finds expression in Curl Secret, the revolutionary new concept in personal hair styling that brings professional standard hair curling right into everyone’s hand ......read more

Perrelet Turbine Pilot - The Turbine Takes Flight

Consistently guided by a spirit of innovation, Perrelet is now rising to a new challenge with the launch of the brand’s new Turbine Pilot collection, a tribute to the world of aviation which, like that of fine watchmaking, features a blend of technical knowhow, passion, precision and audacity. The new Turbine Pilot collection by Perrelet associates the Turbine concept with that of the circular aviation slide rule: a new technical and stylistic exercise for a truly unique aviator watch. At the heart of the collection beats the mechanical automatic P-331 caliber entirely developed and produced in-house at the brand’s production sites. The four models in the collection assert a unique character marrying power and elegance. The stainless steel cases display a generous 48 mm-d ......read more

76% surge in skincare and cosmetics exhibitors at Beautyworld Middle East 2014

Saudi Arabia, UAE lead region as sector set for rapid growth International skincare product manufacturers and suppliers continue to regard the Middle East as a market of immense potential even as increasing numbers of them make a beeline to the region to tap into that growth. This growing focus on the region is underlined by the increase in skincare-related exhibitors at Beautyworld Middle East 2014, which has witnessed an explosive 76% surge in the number of cosmetics and skincare sector participants this year as compared to 2013. Saudi Arabia and the UAE lead the region in consumption of skincare products, which includes facial care, hand care, depilatories and sun care products. Leading analysts Euromonitor International, ascribes this growth to rising income levels led by resu ......read more

Pre Basel 2014: Turbine XL Vegas from Perrelet

Perrelet is upping the stakes and throwing the dice again with the TURBINE XL VEGAS collection, a winning three of a kind with three new models. The décor of all of these special editions in limited series of 250 examples each was inspired by the elegant universe of the casino and world capital of entertainment. Tuxedos, card games, roulette and green mats. Perrelet is betting on the fun side and playing on its own skill to bring three new Turbine timepieces to life in XL 48 mm-diameter versions: Turbine XL Poker; Turbine XL Playing With Fire; Turbine XL Roulette. The Turbine XL Poker conceals a winning hand that is only revealed when the titanium turbine spins at full speed and turn by turn displays a fan of cards decorating the under-dial: a pair of sevens and two Royal Flus ......read more

Focus on growing ME-Africa automotive aftermarket trade relations

Leading speakers at 3rd Automechanika Dubai Network highlight key issues that impact trade The growing commercial and economic ties between the Middle East and the emerging economies of Africa, was the focus of the 3rd edition of the Automechanika Dubai Network, which met in Dubai last week.  The network which featured a high-powered panel of experts from the automotive aftermarket, focused on the immense potential that exists in the African market, as well as the challenges and bottlenecks that hinder growth. Organised by Epoc Messe Frankfurt, the event also threw light on the issues affecting the growth of the African aftermarket sector and discussed strategies and initiatives aimed at further developing Middle East-Africa trade. The meeting was well attended by over 75 del ......read more

Thai hand tool manufacturers eye growing Middle East market

Hardware+Tools Middle East 2014 to feature debut of Thai Pavilion Hardware and Tools manufacturers from Thailand are looking towards the Middle East as a prospective market to widen their international footprint. Hardware & DIY Exporter Club of Thailand, the Thailand hand tools exporters association plays a major role in supporting the debut of the Thailand Pavilion at Hardware+Tools Middle East 2014. These companies from the Southeast Asian nation reputed for its growing industrial output, are looking forward to engaging with trade buyers and industry professionals from the Middle East. The countries of the Middle East are a growing market for hand and power tools, construction machinery and building material, the sectors serviced by Hardware+Tools Middle East. Over the past ......read more

PRE Basel 2014: Turbine XI Vegas from Perrelet

Perrelet is upping the stakes and throwing the dice again with the TURBINE XL VEGAS collection, a winning three of a kind with three new models. The décor of all of these special editions in limited series of 250 examples each was inspired by the elegant universe of the casino and world capital of entertainment. Tuxedos, card games, roulette and green mats. Perrelet is betting on the fun side and playing on its own skill to bring three new Turbine timepieces to life in XL 48 mm-diameter versions: Turbine XL Poker; Turbine XL Playing With Fire; Turbine XL Roulette. The Turbine XL Poker conceals a winning hand that is only revealed when the titanium turbine spins at full speed and turn by turn displays a fan of cards decorating the under-dial: a pair of sevens and two Royal Flus ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2014 To Feature Wide Range Of Spa Equipment And Products

As urban centres in the Middle East grow into thriving commercial hubs and play host to a large number of international events and visitors, growing demand is expected for more top class spa facilities in the region. According to a report on the Global Wellness Tourism Economy by the Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism is a US$ 438.6 billion global market and is a rapidly growing niche in the US $3.2 trillion global tourism industry. These figures are reflected in the plethora of outlets worldwide offering multi-faceted services in every major travel destination. Travellers today are increasingly conscious of health and wellness and seek out hotels and facilities that offer spa and leisure services. This is no different in the Middle East where a steady increase in spas acros ......read more

Precious Time With SAINT HONORE In Baselworld 2014

Exceptional through its femininity, elegance and the beauty of its lines, and above all for its 172 diamonds, each 1mm in diameter, which adorn the case and dial. These precious stones, totalling exactly one carat, make this an extraordinary piece of jewellery that transforms time into a glittering vision. Its bold geometric design marries a cushion-shaped case with a round dial, combined with particularly intricate bracelet attachments, giving the Euphoria One Carat a unique look. At the heart of the watch, diamonds and graphic hour-markers create a refined setting for the white mother-of-pearl dial, on which large sword-shaped hands mark out the hours and minutes. Embellished with a black onyx, the generously curved crown heightens the aura of prestige and refinement of a watch ......read more

International Fragrance Majors Target High-Spending Middle East Consumers At Beautyworld 2014

Traditionally renowned for its love of fragrances, the Middle East region continues to be one of the key focus areas for international fragrance brands. With research from leading analysts Euromonitor International indicating that per capita consumption of premium fragrances in key markets such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE overshadows that of markets such as the US and the UK, it’s not surprising that the countries of the GCC are on international perfumers’ high-priority lists. Consumers in Saudi Arabia spent US$34.40 per capita on premium fragrances in 2012, a figure estimated to rise to $49.10 by 2017. Their UAE counterparts shelled out $21.30 in 2012 and are set to spend as much as $25.50 in 2017. * While consumers in the UK spent $24.50 on premium perfume brands in ......read more

Curl Secret from BaByliss: The secret of trendy curls is available in the Middle East

Those bouncy curls or glorious waves are no more a dream. You can have them now as your crowning glory and win those ‘wow’ looks all the way with ease… and the revolutionary new hair curler from BaByliss. BaByliss Curl Secret is the result of five years of research and development by BaByliss Paris, the unrivalled world leader in hair styling products. Women all over the world have trusted BaByliss for more than five decades and, through the years BaByliss has vindicated this trust by investing in cutting-edge technology and introducing unique product concepts. The spirit of innovation and trend setting finds expression in Curl Secret, the revolutionary new concept in personal hair styling that brings professional standard hair curling right into everyone’s ha ......read more

GCC is expected to record a CAGR of 6.3% in 2012-2017 to total 16.36 million units in 2017

Automechanika Dubai to reflect increasing international interest in regional aftermarket Countries of the GCC are becoming increasingly attractive markets for the automobile industry, thanks to sustained eco-nomic growth rates and continued government-driven investment on transport and logistics infrastructure. According to analysts Frost & Sullivan, vehicle sales in the GCC countries are set on a high growth path. Sales of cars and pickups are estimated to record a CAGR of 5.9% in the period 2012-2017 to reach 1.66 million units. Trucks and buses sales are set to rise at 8.7% annually over the same period to reach 155 thousand units.* Saudi Arabia and the UAE are the largest markets in the GCC in terms of vehicles on the road. According to Frost & Sulli-van, the total num ......read more

Paperworld Middle East 2014 Generates Robust Response From Trade Buyers And Visitors From Wider Region

Attracting a robust response from regional and international trade buyers and industry professionals alike, Paperworld Middle East 2014, confirmed the healthy growth prospects of the paper, office products and stationery market in the Middle East. Initial figures released by organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt, indicate that 6,540 trade visitors crossed the turnstiles over the three days of the show – an increase of 10.6% over that of last year. Over 40% of the visitors were from outside the UAE, coming from as many as 104 different countries, with India, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait and Oman being the top five source countries.* This growth in regional and international interest in the leading trade event for paper products and stationery in the Middle East, has been driven in part b ......read more

The Classic SAINT HONORE Coloseo Dazzles In Sensuous New Colours

SAINT HONORE, master watchmakers of fine Swiss timepieces that exude the famous ‘Paris Style’, now breathes a flamboyant flavour into a classic watch line for 2014. The iconic Coloseo, the glamorous and svelte masterpiece that exudes sensous luxury and is a firm favourite among the ladies of style, now comes in a range of distinguished colours that set the wearer apart. Resplendent in red, purple, brown, white and champagne, the Coloseo is at onece refined, glamorous and sparkling in all five versions… just like the woman who wears it. The new look adds a touch of seductive exclusivity and freshness to the all-time classic line, which is one of the most highly regarded models of the brand. Perfectly complemented by a 38mm round case, the new dial with Roman nume ......read more

Corum and Rebecca's time

Courm and Rebecca de Alba joined their creativity to design a limited edition of 30 pieces of the Admiral’s Cup Legend 38 in order to support the work of the Rebecca de Alba Foundation. Rebecca de Alba Foundation was founded in 2008, due to the sensitivity of its founder Rebecca de Alba to support the most vulnerable groups in our country, especially children and youth suffering from cancer. It ensures that children have the human necessary resources, material and financial support to have access to quality comprehensive medical care. Rebecca de Alba Foundation tries to improve quality of life of the population through the development of prevention campaigns and early detection, they inform and encourage changes in their habits of life. The Admiral’s Cup Legend 38 is dres ......read more

Per Capita Spend On Premium Cosmetics In Gcc Set To Soar Beautyworld Middle East 2014 Will Feature A Number Of Leading ...

The Middle East continues to be a key market for premium cosmetics, with leading international manufacturers and suppliers pulling out the stops to make further headway into increasingly lucrative territory. This trend is expected to be reflected significantly at the upcoming edition of Beautyworld Middle East, the region’s largest international trade event serving the beauty and wellness industry. According to analysis by Euromonitor International, per capita spend on premium cosmetics in the countries of the GCC, has been increasing at a remarkable rate. For instance, consumers in Saudi Arabia are expected to spend as much as US$ 68.20 per capita on premium cosmetics in 2017 as compared to US$ 49.20 in 2012. Similarly, the UAE consumer is estimated to spend $ 48.70 per capita on ......read more

Chrono 4 by Eberhard & Co.: the great 40 mm classic boasts a sporting new look

Unveiled in 2001 at the dawn of the new millennium, Chrono 4 has become Eberhard & Co.’s best-selling model, the expression of an entirely unprecedented and revolutionary interpretation of time. Chrono 4 is the first and only chronograph in the history of watchmaking with four aligned counters. This Registered Design is an aesthetic and functional innovation and represents a technical revolution thanks to the device developed and patented by Eberhard & Co. with sophisticated complexity. Indeed the entire mechanism operates using no fewer than 53 rubies. Never before had minutes, hours, 24 hours and seconds been arranged horizontally in a linear progression. Never before had reading the time felt so extraordinarily natural. A milestone of excellence achieved thanks to the c ......read more

Exclusive Lutecia GMT Version Designed For Today's Globetrotting Lifestyles From Saint Honore

Centre piece of SAINT HONORE’s latest collection, the stunning Lutecia, now comes in an exclusive GMT (dual time) version, designed specifically for today’s gent who enjoys the jet set lifestyle. The first SAINT HONORE timepiece to feature a GMT complication, the new Lutecia will enthral globetrotters around the world. Its dual time zone indicates the time in the country in which the wearer is located, on the main dial, while simultaneously displaying the time in the country of origin on the disc around the dial, which has a 24 hour graduation in contrasting colours (blue/grey in the steel version pictured) to represent day and night. All of the watch functions (time, GMT time, minute, date) are easily activated using the crown. With its “cushion” shape and ro ......read more

Kids Retail Forum Makes Impressive Debut At Playworld Middle East 2014

The inaugural Kids Retail Forum, being organised on the sidelines of the onging Playworld Middle East 2014, made a successful debut, attracting a healthy response from industry professionals and trade visitors. Designed to increase awareness about the current state of the childrens products industry and provide key insights into developmental issues and industry regulations, the forum has proved a popular addition to the Playworld Middle East programme. The Forum began with a presentation by Eng. Moteb Almezani, Head of Notification Section, Conformity Assessment Department, GCC Standardisation Organisation (GSO) on the organisation’s role in monitoring safety standards in children’s products in the GCC. This was followed by a presentation on the G-mark, a certificatio ......read more

Fourth edition of Paperworld ME opens 14% larger than last year

Surge in European participation as companies look to region to expand business presence The fourth edition of the region’s leading trade fair for stationery, paper and office products, Paperworld Middle East 2014, got underway at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday (Tuesday, March 4th), 14% larger than the previous edition. Paperworld Middle East 2014 was inaugurated by H.E Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Chamber of Commerce and Industry  who was accompanied by a number of leading government figures, senior industry representatives and senior managers from organiser, Epoc Messe Frankfurt. The growing Middle East market for office and paper products has fuelled large scale interest from European manufacturers and distributors, who ......read more

Dunkin Donuts Promotion Raises AED 25,000 for charity

Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services Special Needs Kids to Benefit Leading coffee and baked goods chain, Dunkin’ Donuts recently presented a cheque for AED 25,000 to the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services – a charity set up to benefit children with special needs. Intended to recognise the outstanding work being done by the SCHS in supporting and mentoring children with special needs, the amount was raised through a special promotion organised by Dunkin’ Donuts during the Holy Month of Ramadan. David Rodgers, General Manager of Dunkin’ Donuts said: “We are proud to continue our ongoing association with the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS). The charity has been doing outstanding work with these special children by making their lives b ......read more

Select range of CITIZEN's latest watches to be showcased at new showroom at Abu Dhabi's Marina Mall

DUBAI – With the recent inauguration of the Better Times showrooms at Abu Dhabi’s prestigious Marina Mall, CITIZEN watches have further strengthened their presence in one of the UAE capital’s most sought-after shopping venues. Designed to showcase a selection of the finest examples of watch making excellence, the new showroom will feature a wide range of CITIZEN’s select offerings, including the Super Titanium and Satellite Wave models, which are currently making the headlines in the industry. The Better Times showroom is part of the aggressive retail expansion strategy of Juma Al Majid Watches Division, UAE partner of CITIZEN watches. Since its inception over three decades ago, Juma Al Majid Watches has been synonymous with retailing and distributing opulence ......read more

Hardware+Tools Middle East 2014 To Reflect Growing Interest Of International Majors In Region

The Middle East continues to be an oasis of comparative high-growth rates with the GCC countries currently in the process of tremendously expanding their commercial and industrial infrastructure as well as witnessing rapid growth in transport and logistics links. This ongoing construction and industrial activity is driving demand for vast amounts of tools, construction material and machinery and as a result making the GCC countries and the region as a whole, a market of significant interest to international machinery and material manufacturers and suppliers. Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Hardware + Tools Middle East 2014, which is the region’s foremost trade and networking event for the hardware, tools, materials and machinery industry, expects this year’s edition of ......read more

Messe Frankfurt Finishes Creditable Second In Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014

Just 6.5 points behind favourites as 15-day regatta finishes in Musannah, Oman Helmed by Marcel Herrera, the young sailors of the Messe Frankfurt Saling Team, finished a creditable second overall in Sailing Arabia The Tour 2014, behind the highly-experienced EFG Bank Monaco team, skippered by Sidney Gavignet, the Volvo Ocean race veteran. The gruelling 15-day regatta which finished at Musannah, Oman yesterday, took the teams through a variety of sailing conditions as they sailed from Bahrain through Qatari and Emirati waters before coming ashore in Oman. Finishing just 6.5 points behind the favourites, the spirited performance by the Messe Frankfurt team came in for praise from organisers and sailing enthusiasts alike. Skipper Marcel Herrera said: “We are ecstatic about g ......read more

Perrelet At The Doha Jewellery And Watches Exhibition February 25th – March 2nd 2014 | Doha, Qatar

February 25th will see the opening of the 11th edition of the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE), one of the most important dates on the international calendar of events dedicated to the prestigious world of luxury and which will be held this year in a new and even larger venue. More than 500 watch and jewelry companies will be exhibiting their collections through to March 2nd at the Qatar National Convention Centre located in the country’s capital city, Doha. Perrelet will be present at the event thanks to the collaboration with Al Maied, a longstanding partner of the House active in distributing the brand’s watch creations in Qatar. The Doha exhibition provides an exceptional showcase that enables the brand to consolidate its positioning and visibility in the Gul ......read more

Paperworld Middle East 2014 set to open 10% larger than previous edition

Playworld Middle East expands on back-to-school demand Paperworld Middle East 2014 is set to take place next week at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre at least 10% larger than the previous edition. The 4th edition of the region’s trade exhibition for the stationery, paper and office supplies industry will take place from Tuesday March 4th to Thursday March 6th. According to organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt, the region is attracting manufacturers and suppliers from around the world interested in expanding their business reach. “Paperworld Middle East’s success in growing into the leading trade fair in the region for paper and office products is aided to a large extent by the sterling reputation of the Paperworld brand worldwide,” said Ah ......read more

Corum Admiral's Cup AC-ONE 45 Double Tourbillon Chronometric Precision Accelerator

Regarded as the epitome of sporting chic in the noblest sense of the term, the Admiral’s Cup now welcomes an eminently complicated new movement: hand-wound Caliber CO 1008. This exclusive mechanism features nothing less than a double tourbillon, combined with a retrograde date and an ingenious time-adjustment system. For over two centuries, the tourbillon has been a symbol of chronometric precision. Designed to compensate for gravity-induced rate variations in vertical positions, it remains one of the major complications that is the hardest to produce. Corum has achieved an authentic tour de force in equipping its new Caliber CO 1008 with not just one but indeed two parallel-mounted tourbillons, dedicated to ensuring remarkable reliability backed by a generous 72-hour power reserv ......read more

Indian Parts And Tyres Manufacturers Look To Automechanika Dubai For Middle East Market Boost

The Middle East is increasingly in the sights of auto components and tyre manufacturers from India looking to increase their share of this lucrative market. This is evident from the growing demand for exhibition space from Indian parts and tyres manufacturers at the upcoming Automechanika Dubai 2014. Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of the leading international trade exhibition for the automotive aftermarket in the wider Middle East, is expecting even stronger interest from Indian manufacturers and suppliers than last year’s record-setting presence, when it takes place from 3rd to 5th June. “Indian exhibitors are quite familiar with the UAE given the close business and commercial links between the two nations,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt. &ldqu ......read more

Corum Admiral's Cup Ac-One 45 Double Tourbillon Chronometric Precision Accelerator

Regarded as the epitome of sporting chic in the noblest sense of the term, the Admiral’s Cup now welcomes an eminently complicated new movement: hand-wound Caliber CO 1008. This exclusive mechanism features nothing less than a double tourbillon, combined with a retrograde date and an ingenious time-adjustment system. For over two centuries, the tourbillon has been a symbol of chronometric precision. Designed to compensate for gravity-induced rate variations in vertical positions, it remains one of the major complications that is the hardest to produce. Corum has achieved an authentic tour de force in equipping its new Caliber CO 1008 with not just one but indeed two parallel-mounted tourbillons, dedicated to ensuring remarkable reliability backed by a generous 72-hour power reserv ......read more

Preparation and team work the secret to Messe Frankfurt Sailing Team's stirring performance during Sailing Arabia – The ...

Skipper Herrera salutes the spirit of his teammates at Dubai function The importance of preparation was highlighted by Marcel Herrera, the 21-year-old skipper of the Messe Frankfurt Sailing Team who were lying second overall at the conclusion of the second leg of the ongoing Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014. Speaking at a function held in their honour at the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club yesterday (Monday), Herrera saluted the spirit of his fellow sailors. “Being prepared for whatever the conditions and the competition throw at you is very important in a race such as this. Thanks to our intense training in England, we have gelled well as a team and have learnt to take the rough with the smooth,“ he said. Messe Frankfurt Sailing Team, with an average age of just 26 ......read more

Retail Value Of UAE Spas To Reach US$ 440.1 Million In 2017

As urban centres in the Middle East grow into thriving commercial hubs and play host to a large number of international events and visitors, growing demand is expected for more top class spa facilities in the region. According to a report on the Global Wellness Tourism Economy by the Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism is a US$ 438.6 billion global market and is a rapidly growing niche in the US $3.2 trillion global tourism industry.* These figures are reflected in the plethora of outlets worldwide offering multi-faceted services in every major travel destination. Travellers today are increasingly conscious of health and wellness and seek out hotels and facilities that offer spa and leisure services. This is no different in the Middle East where a steady increase in spas acro ......read more

Upbeat School Sector Expected To Attract Strong Interest At Paperworld Middle East 2014

As Paperworld Middle East 2014 readies for a successful fourth edition, organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt is expecting strong interest from the regional industry in the category showcasing school articles. Education is both big business and a high growth sector in the Middle East, which is estimated to be among the fastest-growing regions in the world currently. Thanks to the region’s thriving economy and booming population growth, demand for educational facilities and institutions is expected to remain high. According to Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority, the number of students enrolled in private schools in the emirate grew at an average of 7% over the last decade to reach 225,099 in 2012-13. Private schools account for around 80% of the total number of stu ......read more

GCC Parts, Batteries And Tyres Replacement Market Set To Be Worth US $13.46 Billion By 2017

Recent market figures show that demand for automobiles and auto components continues to grow at an impressive rate across the region. The increasingly attractive automotive aftermarket in the region is drawing enormous interest from international manufacturers and suppliers who see it as an opportunity to increase market presence. This was announced by Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Automechanika Dubai 2014, the largest international trade gathering for the automotive aftermarket in the wider Middle East. Analysis from research firm Frost & Sullivan estimates that the replacement market for auto parts, tyres and batteries in the GCC is expected to double in size by 2017 over 2012 levels. The report estimates that demand for parts, batteries and tyres would be worth US$ 13.46 ......read more

Dunkin' Donuts Offers Delicious Hot Chocolate Drink

Dunkin' Donuts, the world's largest coffee and baked goods chain offers the Hot chocolate - for consumers in the UAE.“Our Special Hot Chocolate drink offers a delicious special alternative for chocolate lovers,” said David Rodgers, Dunkin' Donuts General Manager. “The unique beverage adds to our variety of quality beverages served throughout the UAE.”"For over a decade now, Dunkin' Donuts has been a dominant brand in the region, with exceptional brand loyalty in the UAE, however it is important for us to constantly innovate and offer special products to consumers,” remarked Mr. Rodgers.Dunkin Donuts, the world's largest chain for high quality coffee and baked goods, is a firm favourite among discerning UAE consumers. In a little over a decade of operations in the UAE, Dunkin' Donuts h ......read more

Saint Honore Salutes Spirit Of Valentine's Day With Exquisite Coloseo Resplendent In Red

SAINT HONORE, the makers of fine Swiss watches replete with the famous ‘Paris Style' presents an exquisite offering to the women of style on Valentine's Day. The Swiss maison unveils the stunningly svelte Coloseo, clad all in red, crafted for the woman with a mind of her own on Valentine's Day.The Coloseo “Valentine” makes a powerful statement, emblazoned with the colour of passion and love!Robed entirely in red, from the dial to the strap, this timepiece is seductive and even bewitching, just like Valentine's Day, the day we celebrate love.“We unveil this special watch as a tribute to the spirit of love and to honour the woman of substance,” said Olivier Birault, CEO of SAINT HONORE. “We are glad to be able to offer this exclusive timepiece to the discerning watch lovers of the Middle Eas ......read more

Grand Gifts Exuding The Inimitable ‘Paris Style' For A Special Woman

SAINT HONORE, famed maker of fine watches with the inimitable ‘Paris Style' presents an unforgettable range of masterful creations and stunning accessories made especially for the special woman in your life. A star in every way is the Lutecia Lady, a timepiece made for the grand entrance. Lutecia makes the most of the mystery of its shape – is it round or square? We call it the cushion design.The watch's evocative name, a tip of the hat to the name once given the city of Paris, resonates like a symphony celebrating the elegant woman. As contemporary and opulent as can be, Lutecia exudes a richly refined and unique personality.Women who truly appreciate style will love the sophisticated dial and its cleverly arranged design: on the dial periphery, white mother-of-pearl shows the indexes and ......read more

Eberhard & Co “Chrono 4” – Time well spent

The revolutionary Chrono 4 range of chronographs now boasts an exceptional unique edition - limited to 600 pieces. This superlative timepiece preserves the stylistic balance typical of the Maison Eberhard & Co. while displaying an innovative aesthetic featuring luminous colours on the dial. This latest edition, designed with the sportsman in mind, is dynamic, spirited and multifaceted, suited to those who enjoy thinking outside the box.The Chrono 4 Colours boasts a 43 mm stainless steel case. The dial is black with a sunray pattern featuring Super-LumiNova luminescent indices in red, yellow, green, blue and black, depending on the version. These details are also displayed in the 4 chronograph hands with azurée finishing on the central second hand and on the Chrono 4 logo. The bezel has ......read more

New CITIZEN point of sale opens at Al Ghurair Centre

CITIZEN, leading international manufacturer of watches with cutting-edge technology, designed to complement the high-octane lifestyles of today, has announced recently a further expansion of their presence in the vibrant UAE market. With the opening of their latest point of sale at the Better Times showroom at Dubai's famed Al Ghurair Centre, the brand continues to cater to the growing demand in the UAE for its product line. The UAE is currently CITIZEN's most significant market after Saudi Arabia in the Middle East. With over 400 strategically located points of sale across the GCC, the world's largest watch manufacturer in terms of movements, is poised to continue on its successful expansion strategy.With over 35 years as one of the best known watch brands in the region, CITIZEN continues ......read more

Roger Dubuis To Showcase Select Range At Doha Jewellery And Watches Exhibition 2014

Roger Dubuis, leading manufacturer of fine Swiss watches, will be showcasing a range of their exclusive timepieces at the upcoming Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition, held in the Qatari capital from February 24th to March 2nd 2014. The Roger Dubuis range, including some of the brand's most iconic pieces, is expected to be one of the highly acclaimed exhibits at the Middle East's best regarded exhibition of fine watches and jewellery, which traditionally attracts a broad spectrum of the region's luxury aficionados. “Luxury watch lovers in the Middle East are renowned for their marked preference for high-end luxury goods which exude exclusivity and style. By showcasing our outstanding selection of fine watches at Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition 2014, we are l ......read more

Messe Frankfurt Sales Reach New High In 2013 With €543 Million, While Profits Increase To Over €40 Million

Financial year 2013 saw Messe Frankfurt make further advances from a strategic and financial perspective as well as expanding its market position among leading international players. The company isset to end the current financial year with a new sales record of approximately €543 million and profits of over €40 million. At the same time, the foundation is being laid for the coming years.On presenting the Group's preliminary key figures for 2013 in Frankfurt recently, Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, stated: “We have reached key milestones as regards efficiency and profitability as part of our Messe Frankfurt 2020 strategic programme.”Growth in sales was recorded in 2013, particularly in Germany, where the company generated an estimated €375 million ......read more

Perrelet TURBINE XS - Sparkling And Mischievous

Surfing on the wave of success generated by its flagship product, Perrelet today acknowledges the ladies by producing its Turbine in a completely feminine look; a collection with two faces, urbane and perfect for getting away.The new TURBINE XS has a 41mm case and is equally seductive in stainless steel as in DLC-coated stainless steel. Its curved lines with alternating polished and brushed surfaces provide a more sensual feel.Like fine drops of frozen rain, diamonds cover the bezel, horns and case sides of the most glamorous version. Dressed ready for an evening occasion bathed in light, the studded varieties of the Turbine XS dazzle with a brilliance, which holds already in itself a promise of elegance.The lower dial in white or black mother-of-pearl allows magnificent rays of light to f ......read more

Eberhard & Co. Chrono 4 Geant Full Injection Limited Edition

The Chrono 4 Géant collection is being enhanced with a new super-cool total black edition: Chrono 4 Géant “Full Injection“. The timepiece, that perfectly combines technique and aesthetical elegance, is produced in a limited series of 500 pieces. The complexity of the construction process, which makes this chronograph even more precious, allows in fact for only a limited production. The 46 mm case of Chrono 4 Géant “Full Injection” is particularly remarkable for the use of a special treatment consisting in an advanced low temperature carbon diffusion. This allows the carbon to penetrate the steel surface for 30 μm (micrometers), thus producing a structural hardening. With the steel's hardness increase, the watch-case wear-resistance and fatigue-limit are improved. Afterwards, the beaut ......read more

Growing Threat Faced By Unsecured Mobile Devices Highlighted At Mobile Phone Crime Conference

The growing threat posed by criminals exploiting the vulnerabilities in the mobile devices we all carry in today's interconnected world, was highlighted yesterday, (January 21), at the Mobile Phone Crime Conference organised by Dubai Police on the sidelines of Intersec 2014.The conference was one of the highlights in the Intersec Conference Series which was well attended by delegates from across the regional safety, security and fire protection industries. The distinguished panel of speakers, which included experts from Scotland Yard and senior officials from Dubai Police's Criminal Investigation Department, underlined the serious threat posed by criminals to the relatively non-secured mobile devices used every day.Andy Williams from the National Mobile Phone Crimes Unit, Metropolitan Unit ......read more

Intersec Security Conferences Highlight Key Safety And Security Issues

Two days into its largest ever edition, Intersec 2014 has been training the focus of the regional safety and security community on some of the vital issues and concerns that affect the industry today.The first two days saw a host of new exhibitors from across the globe making their presence felt among buyers and decision makers of the region, unveiling new products and services tailored for the Middle East market. The Middle East's foremost international trade and networking platform for safety, security and fire protection, also saw a wide spectrum of leading regional industry professionals interacting with international experts at the much-awaited and highly-regarded Intersec Conference Series.Lt. Col. Jamal Ahmed Ibrahim, Director of Preventive Safety Department, Dubai Civil Defence sai ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Inaugurates 16th Edition Of Intersec 2014

In Emergency Situations, Facial Recognition Systems on Display at Intersec 2014, Can Match One Person Out of 5 Million Faces in 3 SecondsDubai, United Arab Emirates 19th January 2014 – Law enforcement can find the “face in the crowd” by using new facial recognition systems announced Intersec 2014's leading exhibitors.Panasonic's high-performance and cost-effective WV-ASF900 facial recognition system identifies people based on pictures stored in databases. The Intelligent Video architecture can process 1,000 faces per second for up to 20 cameras at the same time“In emergency situations, the WV-ASF900 facial recognition system enables law enforcement to match one person out of five million faces in only three seconds. Facial recognition has myriad uses beyond public safety,” said Mr. Y Yamas ......read more

Intersec 2014 : Techtextil Symposium To Highlight Market Potential For Technical Textiles In Region

The immense potential market that exists for technical textiles in the Middle East region, in particular its uses in the safety and protection areas, will be the focus of the inaugural Techtextil Middle East Symposium being held alongside Intersec 2014 in January.The two-day series of presentations and interactive panel discussions organised by International Newsletters in association with Messe Frankfurt, will throw light on the fast-growing technical textiles industry with a particular emphasis on their applications in the Middle East region. Technical textiles are synthetic fabrics designed with pure functionality in mind and are currently in demand by a vast array of industries including for automotive applications, medical, geotextiles, agro and protective textiles. Leading industry r ......read more

Intersec 2014 Set For Another Record-Breaking Edition 22% Increase In Exhibitor Participation

Intersec 2014, the 16th edition of the largest international trade and networking event for safety, security and fire protection serving the region, is set for another record-breaking run at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre when it takes place next week from Sunday January 19th to Tuesday January 21st.This was announced by organiser, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, at a press conference held at Dubai's H Hotel yesterday (Tuesday, January 14th). The briefing was attended by Major General Dr Mohammed bin Fahad, Director General of Dubai Police Academy; Lt. Col. Jamal Ahmed Ibrahim, Director of Preventive Safety Department, Dubai Civil Defence; Col. Humaid Mohammed Alansari, Director, Sports Affairs Department, General Department of Community Services, Dubai Police; Mark Horton, ......read more

CORUM Opens A New Boutique In Paris

Paris 8th arrondissement, Rue Pierre Charron: Montres Corum inaugurated a new flagship store in the heart of the Golden Triangle, a high luxury area on the right bank of Paris and offering the finest showcase to celebrate the end of the year.Corum continues to strengthen its direct distribution by launching an exclusive new boutique in the heart of the French capital. It is in collaboration with Kronometry 1999 that the brand with a key “unlocked” this prestigious space entirely dedicated to the universe of the La Chaux-de-Fonds maison.Nestled in a historical building, embellished by the charm of ashlar stones, the store is dressed in accordance with the codes of the brand: the purity of the white intersecting with the character of the ebony softwood. Adorned with premium materials, the bo ......read more

Over 88,500 Trade Visitors Attend Epoc Messe Frankfurt Exhibitions In 2013

Leading German trade fair and conference organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt attributes its successful 2013 exhibition season to Dubai's continued growth and development. Driven by Dubai's triumph in winning Expo 2020, the exhibition organiser is now looking ahead to further build on its success in 2014 and already has a significant expansion strategy underway.A total of 88,685 trade visitors attended the group's exhibitions at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in 2013, which featured the participation of 4,464 exhibitors. When compared to last season's figures of 76,282 total trade visitors and 3,721 exhibitors, the group's exhibitions in 2013 attracted 12% more trade visitors and 16% more exhibitors.“Our growth in recent years has absolutely been driven by Dubai's succe ......read more

Perrelet TURBINE XS - Sparkling and mischievous

Surfing on the wave of success generated by its flagship product, Perrelet today acknowledges the ladies by producing its Turbine in a completely feminine look; a collection with two faces, urbane and perfect for getting away.The new TURBINE XS has a 41mm case and is equally seductive in stainless steel as in DLC-coated stainless steel. Its curved lines with alternating polished and brushed surfaces provide a more sensual feel.Like fine drops of frozen rain, diamonds cover the bezel, horns and case sides of the most glamorous version. Dressed ready for an evening occasion bathed in light, the studded varieties of the Turbine XS dazzle with a brilliance, which holds already in itself a promise of elegance.The lower dial in white or black mother-of-pearl allows magnificent rays of light to f ......read more

CORUM opens a new boutique in Paris

Paris 8th arrondissement, Rue Pierre Charron: Montres Corum inaugurated a new flagship store in the heart of the Golden Triangle, a high luxury area on the right bank of Paris and offering the finest showcase to celebrate the end of the year.Corum continues to strengthen its direct distribution by launching an exclusive new boutique in the heart of the French capital. It is in collaboration with Kronometry 1999 that the brand with a key “unlocked” this prestigious space entirely dedicated to the universe of the La Chaux-de-Fonds maison.Nestled in a historical building, embellished by the charm of ashlar stones, the store is dressed in accordance with the codes of the brand: the purity of the white intersecting with the character of the ebony softwood. Adorned with premium materials, the bo ......read more

Safety and security for petrochemical industry to be key focus area at Intersec 2014

Range of solutions and technologies to be on show from leading international specialistsWith most of the booming Middle East economies driven by the continuing growth in international demand for oil and gas, the safety and security of the crucial petrochemical sector takes high priority in the region.As a result Intersec 2014, the Middle East's foremost international trade platform for safety, fire protection and security, will showcase a full complement of solutions custom-made for the petrochemical industry. Straddling across all four of Intersec's focus areas – Commercial Security, Fire & Rescue, Homeland Security & Policing and Safety & Health – will be a variety of security, safety and protection technologies, products and solutions designed to ensure the continuing safety ......read more

Gilda Temptation - a curvaceous feminine classic from Eberhard & Co.

Eberhard & Co.'s latest version of the classic Gilda timepiece exudes sensuous feminine charm and is a soulful expression of the very best in watchmaking design and craftsmanship. Now there is an intriguing new addition to the Gilda range of timepieces for women from Maison Eberhard & Co.: a sinuous snake that coils around the collection's soft leather straps, making them even more eye-catching.The white gold clip, studded with black stones along its lithe coils, illuminated by two eyes adorned with white stones, is only available to order, for women who know their own mind... It can be attached to all Gilda models with a leather strap. Irresistibly sinuous in look and feel, the new Gilda is inspired by the beauty of nature and its varied forms. The distinctive curved lines of the ......read more

Better Times- Juma Al Majid Watches Division opens new showroom in Al Ghurair Centre

[New Extension] as a part of its aggressive retail expansion. Since its inception over three decades ago, Juma Al Majid Watches division has been synonymous with retailing and distributing opulence technological and lifestyle watches. Eng. Khaled M. Issa COO, Juma Al Majid Group, explains that “With the opening of the new showroom we expect to accommodate and cater to even more consumers in light of the growing demand for modern premium watches .”He adds, “The new retail space allows us to showcase our expanding product line as we continue to develop exclusive new product categories to cater to changing consumer needs.”According to Shaikh Imam Divisional Manager of Juma Al Majid Watches Division “the opening of yet another Better Times showroom in Dubai is a part of our retail expansion st ......read more

Roger Dubuis continues undoing the past to reshape the future

Sci-fi movie screenplay or childhood fairy-tale gone wrong? Neither: it is instead the latest flight of fancy into the incredible, extraordinary universe of Roger Dubuis. A universe in which fantastic definitely rhymes with iconoclastic. A universe in which the brand rips apart established codes, the better to reinterpret them. An approach annually showcased on its booth at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH). A spirit epitomised in the renaissance of its iconic Hommage collection that will be the star of the show at this next edition. This time, however, Roger Dubuis gives a whole new meaning to the end-of-year saying “ring out the old, ring in the new”, by inviting one and all to share in a unique social media experience leading well beyond December 31st, right the way ......read more

IOSH Seminar To Highlight Health And Safety In The Workplace

Safety issues in the workplace, the welfare of the workforce and the benefits of ensuring a secure and conducive work environment will be some of the key topics discussed at the IOSH Middle East Occupational Health Seminar, being held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, alongside Intersec 2014.The one-day summit which is backed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), will focus on topics related to Occupational Health that are vital to the Middle East region. “Workplace safety is an issue that is of prime importance in a region which is in the midst of a period of sustained infrastructural and commercial growth,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Intersec. “Summits such as these, with the support of IOSH, play a sign ......read more

Strong Representation From Country Pavilions And Trade Associations At Intersec 2014

With the stage set for an even larger and more comprehensive Intersec 2014, organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt is reporting strong participation from country pavilions and trade associations, many of them first time participants.Intersec, the leading international business and networking event for the safety, security and fire protection industries in the region has traditionally enjoyed the support of many international trade associations as well as regional authorities, helping its growing region-wide impact. This year's edition which takes place in Dubai from January 19 to 21, 2014, will enjoy support from a wide range of international trade associations. These include: ASME (the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, Singapore), the Italian security association – Assosicurezza; the B ......read more

Epoc Messe Frankfurt Unveils Strategic Expansion Plans - 50% Employee Growth

Leading international trade fair and conference organiser Messe Frankfurt has unveiled a detailed strategic expansion plan aimed at strengthening its presence and footprint in the vital Middle East region.Aiming to build on the acknowledged success of the portfolio of trade shows organised by Dubai-based subsidiary Epoc Messe Frankfurt over the last decade, the group announced plans to significantly reinforce its status as a premier exhibition and conference organiser in the region.On the anvil are moves to further grow some of its market-leading brands such as Automechanika Dubai, Intersec and Beautyworld, all of which have registered an average 20% growth in 2013, as well as a significant expansion of the group's conference organising business. “Messe Frankfurt-organised trade events hav ......read more

“A Walk Through The Golden Bridge” With Corum And Vincent Calabrese

In the recently concluded “A Walk Through The Golden Bridge” tour of the United States, Corum and M. Vincent Calabrese, Inventor of the Golden Bridge hosted a series of Press and VIP Collectors events covering 3 major cities – New York, Miami and Los Angeles. Organized jointly with 3 of the most important retailers in New York – WEMPE, Miami – LEVINSON JEWELLERS and Los Angeles – CHONG HING JEWELERS, Corum and Vincent Calabrese had the opportunity to meet with more than 50 VIP Collectors and Clients as well as more than 15 key media covering print, web and television.During this tour, Corum and Vincent Calabrese presented the history of the invention of the Golden Bridge, and the evolution of this iconic collection since the last 30 years. Present were also 3 historical timepieces of the C ......read more

Safe building design and fire prevention in focus at Safety Design in Buildings Conference in Muscat

Intersec supports GCC-wide programme designed to heighten awareness of importance of safety designSafety in building design, strengthening systems of fire safety, current building codes and the prevalent standards of building safety will be in focus at the upcoming Safety Design in Buildings Conference being held in Muscat on Wednesday, December 4th.Organised by Sesam Business Consultants, the conference is supported by Intersec - the Middle East's international trade fair and conference for security, safety and fire protection. The conference forms part of a GCC-wide initiative to discuss safety and security in buildings in the region as well as to promote a dialogue between regional industry professionals and international experts.“The need for stringent implementation of building codes ......read more

Roger Dubuis Opens Latest Boutique At Abu Dhabi's “The Galleria” At Sowwah Square In Partnership With Al Manara Internat ...

Leading Swiss luxury watch brand Roger Dubuis unveiled their latest exclusive boutique in the UAE, with CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué inaugurating the luxurious outlet in the capital Abu Dhabi.Located in the renowned Galleria at Sowwah Square complex on Al Maryah Island, the boutique will be operated in partnership with Al Manara International Jewellery, the capital's leading retailer for world class watches and jewellery.The ultra-plush showcase of Roger Dubuis' signature timepieces, is expected to attract a large number of the capital's luxury connoisseurs who have a preference for the exceptional styling and daring design that typifies the Maison's collections.Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. Pontroué said: “Abu Dhabi and the UAE represent a highly significant market for our brand, whic ......read more

Corum Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Limited Collection Americas and the Chaosopolis series of Guillaume Corpart Mu ...

Corum launches with enthusiasm its Limited Collection Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Americas through a new partnership with photographer Guillaume Corpart and his series of photographs: Chaosopolis Corum decided to celebrate its Limited Collection Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Americas by associating each edition to a photograph by internationally-renowned artist: Guillaume Corpart Muller. He specially focuses his work on the existing relationship between people and their environment.The Americas series of Guillaume Corpart Muller has been specially developed for Corum and the launch of its Limited Collection Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph dedicated to the American continent. The photographs follow the spirit of CHAOSOPOLIS, a series developed by the artist to explore the ......read more

Messe Frankfurt In The Fray For Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014

Leading exhibition and conference organiser, Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmbH, is all set to further strengthen its ties with the world of sailing in the coming year. A team of talented sailors will represent Epoc Messe Frankfurt at Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014, set to take place from February 9 to 24, 2014.Following in the footsteps of their predecessors, who finished a creditable fifth in this year's sailing regatta with a stirringly determined performance, this year's team of youngsters, flying the Messe Frankfurt flag, are set to take on the best from the GCC and the world in Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014.As in this year's tour, the Messe Frankfurt team for 2014 will comprise of a number of youngsters from Europe, making their debut in the warm waters of the Gulf. This time though, the you ......read more

Perrelet's Cutting-Edge Style Captivates At Jewellery Arabia 2013

Unveiling their new releases for 2013 to the region at the recently concluded Jewellery Arabia in Manama, Bahrain, leading Swiss luxury watch maker Perrelet, underlined the emphasis on cutting edge design and svelte styling.Perrelet made its presence felt in no uncertain terms at the 22nd edition of the region's foremost watch and jewellery show, with their latest masterpieces catching the eye at local partner Asia Jewellers' booth. This is the second year for Perrelet to be present at the regional gathering of watch and jewellery aficionados.Perrelet unveiled their latest models in the men's collections: Turbine Chrono, Turbine and Tourbillon Black & Gold – the latter being previewed exclusively for the Middle East.Reflecting the creative flair of Perrelet's master watchmakers, the el ......read more

Corum Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Limited Collection Americas And The Chaosopolis Series Of Guillaume Corpart Mu ...

Corum launches with enthusiasm its Limited Collection Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Americas through a new partnership with photographer Guillaume Corpart and his series of photographs: Chaosopolis Corum decided to celebrate its Limited Collection Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Americas by associating each edition to a photograph by internationally-renowned artist: Guillaume Corpart Muller. He specially focuses his work on the existing relationship between people and their environment.The Americas series of Guillaume Corpart Muller has been specially developed for Corum and the launch of its Limited Collection Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph dedicated to the American continent. The photographs follow the spirit of CHAOSOPOLIS, a series developed by the artist to explore the ......read more

Lexmark International, Inc. Announced Financial Results For The Third Quarter Of 2013

"In the third quarter, Lexmark continued solid execution of our strategy of transforming to an end-to-end solutions provider, and delivered revenue that exceeded our July guidance range, EPS at the top of the range and also strong free cash flow," said Paul Rooke, Lexmark Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Perceptive Software's profitability increased significantly compared to last year and once again both managed print services and Perceptive Software revenue grew at a double-digit rate, reflecting the imaging and software synergies we're creating."Lexmark's value proposition is unique and squarely focused on helping our customers solve their unstructured information challenges, enabling us to lead in this large and expanding market," Rooke said."Lexmark ......read more



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