Innovation, a key player in the discussion about the Sustainable Development Goals
Dubai, January 19, 2022: The Swiss Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai organized a talk focusing on the three key pillars of innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development at the thematic Global Goals Week of Expo 2020, in partnership with EPFL Essential Tech Center and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
As one of the most innovative countries in the world, Switzerland at the Expo 2020 highlighted how transferable technology can benefit the society as a whole and in turn, help achieve the United Nation Sustainable Goals.
Elaborating on the programme of the Global Goals week at the Swiss Pavilion, Mr. Dante Larini, project manager Swissnex at the Swiss Pavilion, said “Our partners engaged with our ......read more
The university will promote several postgraduate programs at Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine and Dubai Dental Hospital at the event held on 1-3, February
Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2021: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) will attend the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai) on its 26th edition. The event, which will take place from 1-3 February 2022, is part of MBRU’s continuous efforts to showcase the growing educational opportunities for postgraduates pursuing a career in dentistry.
During the event, which will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre, the university will promote five postgraduate programs at Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine (HBMCDM) and Dubai Dental Hospital, the first and largest dental hospital in ......read more
Dubai; 18th January 2022: Republic of Paraguay organised one of the biggest travel events at the Expo 2020, where delegates from major UAE travel businesses and global travellers gathered for a virtual tour of the hidden gem of South America during the Travel and Connecting thematic week.
The exuberant event graced by Ms Juani Quevedo, Director at Ministry of Tourism, Government of Paraguay, Alejandro Paniagua, Deputy Commissioner General, Paraguay Pavilion, Expo 2020, and Paraguay pavilion officials.
Through the presentation, 'Just for you,’ Paraguay Pavilion officials mesmerised the audience with the picturesque beauty of Republic of Paraguay and highlighted how the country has tackled the COVID pandemic situation with prudence and effective proactive and preventive measures that it has achieved the 'Safe Travel’ ......read more
IGLUS (EPFL), FAIRTIQ and the UAE University partner together to discuss the future of urban mobility
Dubai, January 17, 2022: The Swiss Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is organizing a series of panel discussions and workshops, during the Travel & Connectivity Week, with a focus on the mobility sector’s digitalization and MaaS (Mobility as a Service). During the event that is running until 15 January, the Swiss pavilion is bringing together experts from Switzerland, the UAE and region to address the paradigm changes in the mobility sector and its impact on urban planning.
Mr. Dante Larini, Project Manager of Swissnex at the Swiss Pavilion, said: “Technology has completely changed the perspective from which we view mobility and transportation, with the proliferation of smart phones and applications bringing ......read more
14th Jan 2022: Photographer and member of the Board of Directors of the Kuwaiti Environmental Lens Team Omar Al-Sayed Omar showcased 18 local and international images of wildlife in the Kuwaiti pavilion participating in Expo 2020 Dubai.
Omar Al-Sayed Omar said that his participation came at the invitation of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature (NCCAL) to share his talent in the field of photography and display his photos that were published in the most prominent international magazines including the National Geographic. Through his participation, he aims to highlight the rare and endangered species, pointing out that the documentary photo shooting process took 10 years, at different locations all around the world. He stressed that this participation comes as a continuation of Kuwait’s goals in achieving ......read more
Presents the South American country as a destination of contrasts at Expo 2020, among other tourist highlights
Dubai, January 13, 2022: The South American country, Chile, hosted Tourism Week at its country pavilion at Expo 2020, showcasing a host of highlights of the country as an eclectic destination for global travelers. The pavilion presented Chile as a country of diversity and contrasts, highlighting that it has a variegated geography with an array of unique attractions.
This is the last week of the multisensory exhibition at the Chile pavilion offering visitors an immersive experience taking them through the glaciers of Patagonia filled with loads of magical adventures.
Commenting on this, Feliper Repetto, Trade Commissioner and Pavilion Director of Chile at Expo 2020 Dubai, said “Chile by virtue of its ......read more
South American Republic to showcase country’s eclectic attractions at Travel & Connectivity Week
Dubai, 12 January 2022: During the much-anticipated travel and connectivity week at Expo 2020, Paraguay is ready to showcase the Republic as an eclectic tourism destination for global travellers, highlighting the diversity of the country’s attractions during a tourism presentation to be held on 13th January, as part of the Travel & Connectivity Week at the Expo 2020.
The presentation -'Just for you,’ during the event will seek to present Paraguay as a safe destination that will provide its visitors with rich cultural, historical, urban, and natural experiences. “We will use this opportunity to highlight the reasons why Paraguay is a desired tourist destination. We want to strengthen our ties ......read more
In the presence of high-level dignitaries and guests from Shenzhen, China and Dubai, UAE, the Shenzhen Products Show was successfully inaugurated yesterday in Dubai to a large audience of enthusiastic buyers across the UAE.
The Hybrid event which is being held at Dubai Chambers headquarters in Dubai was attended by government officials and entrepreneurs from Dubai and Shenzhen, China. Over 300 public and private sector stakeholders witnessed the launching ceremony which was streamed live in both countries.
Co-organized by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) the show aimed to build new bridges between public and private sector stakeholders between the two nations. Over 60 Shenzhen-based companies specialising in life and health, ......read more
Dubai, UAE: With the successful opening of EXPO 2020 Dubai last October 1, 2021, the China Pavilion being one of the largest, has emerged as one of the most popular pavilion attracting thousands of visitors daily.
As one of China’s successful business regional centers and one of the most economically potential cities in the country, Shenzhen’s industries, brands and products are promoted throughout the EXPO to enhance the economic and trade exchanges between Shenzhen and MENA region.
To support this economic regional partnership, the Shenzhen Products Show will be held at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry Building from 11-13 January 2022 and the event is hosted by Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, organized by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shenzhen Committee and ......read more
Xposure 2022 exhibitions mark a celebration of culture, adventure, beauty, and more Group and solo photography exhibitions feature works by leading photographers from the region and around the world February 9 to 15 at Expo Centre Sharjah.
Sharjah, 08 January 2021: The sixth edition of Xposure International Photography Festival, a premier global event dedicated to celebrating the art of photography, will bring to Sharjah a wide spectrum of stunning images from across the world that cut across genres and formats, and celebrate culture, beauty, adventure, and humanity.
Held for the first time over seven days from February 9 to 15 at Expo Centre Sharjah, Sharjah’s annual celebration of photography will host solo and group exhibitions featuring a diverse line up of photo talent, including both emerging and established ......read more
The ‘Conexões’ or ‘Connections’ art exhibition marks its final day at the Angola Pavilion in Expo 2020
Dubai; January 07, 2021: Angola pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai presented a collective art exhibition entitled ‘Conexões’ or ‘Connections’ as part of the Angola Day festivities concluded recently.
The exhibition, aligned with the Angola pavilion’s theme of “connecting with tradition to innovate,” featured 12 of the nation’s most celebrated artists spanning six generations.
Commenting on the ‘Conexões’ exhibition, Carla Peario, curator of the collective exhibition, said, “These works of art reflect the concerns, hopes and motivations of artists who are using Angolan and African culture as the source of ......read more
UAE – January 07, 2022: The Atlantic Council announced today that the 2022 Global Energy Forum will now be held alongside Expo 2020 in Dubai from March 28-29, 2022. The forum, which is part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, will also be hosted in conjunction with the 2022 World Government Summit—a major global convening focused on the tools, policies, and models that are essential in shaping future governments—and will take advantage of the unparalleled opportunities at Expo during its closing week.
“As the global energy system faces unprecedented challenges and promising new innovations, it is more important than ever for leaders around the world to collaborate in person to advance the energy transition,” said Randy Bell, senior director of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy ......read more
Pakistan PM Imran Khan is the International Sports Personality, Qatar’s Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani is Arab Sports Personality
Seven Olympic and Paralympic champions will be honoured at the grand ceremony, which takes place in South Hall, Dubai Exhibition Centre
DUBAI – The 11th edition of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award will celebrate its winners at a glittering presentation ceremony on Sunday, January 9, in the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai – the Dubai Exhibition Centre.
A Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award is the largest award of its kind, in terms of prize money and categories, and the first dedicated to creativity in sports.
Sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince ......read more
The artist, who holds the Guinness Record for the largest chain of bubbles in the world, will dazzle Expo visitors with their prodigious ephemeral
Dubai, 29th of December 2021: The bubbles will be the star of ‘The Impossible Bubble’, a show of surprising dimensions that will arrive at Expo 2020 Dubai from January 2 to 5 thanks to Bubble Factory, with David Vega, Carmen García and Juanfran Dorado, Director of the show, that will take place at the Spain Pavilion every day at 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
David Vega is an ephemeral artist from Spain with more than 15 years making theater shows all over the world, holder of a GuinnesRecord for the longest chain of bubbles in the world. He will lead the audience with his assistant Blinka (Carmen García Quismondo), to figures close to the ......read more
December 27, 2021: His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, visited the Brazilian Pavilion to have a closer look at the biodiversity in Brazil, its rivers, and mangroves, as well as national programs launched to preserve the environment and address climate change.
Located at the Sustainability District, the Brazilian Pavilion raises the slogan “Together for sustainable development”.
During his visit, the minister reviewed the sustainable development plans developed by the Brazilian government for the Amazon region, in cooperation with the private sector and stakeholders, to promote development and upgrade the national economy.
Al Owais expressed his admiration for well-organization of the pavilion, which reflects the culture and environment ......read more
KSA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai collaborates with Saudi-based artists to educate and entertain visitors about the ancient practice through workshops, performances and technology.
Dubai, U.A.E - 26 December, 2021 – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is shedding light on the art of Arabic calligraphy after UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) recent decision to add it to its ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ list.
The Saudi-led campaign saw the Kingdom join forces with 15 other Muslim-majority countries in presenting the nomination to UNESCO. The ancient practice of handwriting played a key role in the spread of Islam, and is a cornerstone of pan-Arab identity. While the art form is not necessarily fully understood by the rest of the world, the ......read more
> The biggest desert caravan organized by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has 29 camel trekkers who travelled for 13 days across UAE desert from Liwa Empty Quarter to Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, 22 December 2021: Carrying their respective flags, a group of 29 camel trekkers from 21 countries participating in the 8th Camel Trek organized by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) arrived at Expo 2020 Dubai on Tuesday.
Their arrival was marked by cheers and warm welcome from their respective families, friends, supporters and officials from the HHC and Expo 2020 Dubai.
But before reaching their final destination, they got a surprised meeting with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on their penultimate day of ......read more
· President to meet H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
· Art expo, National Day parade, music show and cultural folklore performance at Angolan pavilion
Dubai, December 22 2021: Angola will celebrate National Day at its pavilion at the Mobility district of Expo 2020 Dubai in the presence of the Republic’s visiting President, João Lourenço, and various other dignitaries.
Angola has also lined up an array of traditional and contemporary cultural festivities to visitors of the Expo showcasing a slice of the Southern African country’s cultural and artistic experience to the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic global audience at the Expo.
“The robust bilateral relationship with the UAE and Angola will get a further boost with the visit of the President ......read more
Australian state is ready and looking forward to welcoming back international students
Dubai, UAE – December 21 2021: The Australian state of Victoria is welcoming international students back to its education institutes by celebrating the milestone with an event at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Victoria, the Platinum Partner of the Australian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, hosted over 50 guests from UAE universities, Victorian alumni and UAE students about to head to university.
The event offered an opportunity for stakeholders from the UAE education sector to network and learn more about Melbourne’s world-class education and training systems whilst also meeting Victorian alumni. It was also a chance to promote the opportunities Victoria offers students interested in studying abroad.
Victoria is home to six of the world’s ......read more
December 21, 2021: For 10 days, 29 camel trekkers have navigated 640km through the Empty Quarter Desert. Today, at 5.30 pm, they will arrive at the Expo 2020 Dubai site, the final destination of their experience.
The Spanish participant of this journey, David Benito, is available for interviews at 8.30 pm in the Spain Pavilion.
World-renowned ace Kazakh mountaineer Maksut Zhumaev at Expo pavilion in destination promotion drive
Dubai, December 20, 2021: Kazakhstan at the Expo 2020 Dubai celebrated National Day on December 16, 2021, leveraging the occasion to highlight the country’s eclectic tourism credentials and renown as a mountaineering destination.
The National Day was celebrated in the presence of ace Kazakh mountaineer and the goodwill ambassador, Maxut Zhumaev, who led a team of mountaineers this year to successfully climb 30 mountain peaks of the world to mark the country’s 30th anniversary of the independence.
Kazakhstan offers a diverse range of tourist attractions across its variegated terrain, but the most challenging opportunity the country presents is its mountains, promising an out of the box experience, even though ......read more
The visitors experience the nation’s centuries-long struggle with the harsh and hot desert environment, on its way to finding sustainable and lasting solutions for the population.
Dubai, December 20, 2021: The Kuwait Pavilion is gleaming, after achieving an impressive milestone, in welcoming the one-millionth visitor to the pavilion, after only 2.5 months since the inauguration of the world Expo 2020 event in Dubai on October 1st, 2021. At the Pavilion, visitors get to experience the history of a nation as it struggles with the harsh desert environment, while at the same time grappling with and finding sustainable solutions for the masses. It is a symbolic journey, a struggle if you like, through the naturally hot and arid desert climate of the northwestern area of the Arabian Gulf, and finding sustainable emblematic solutions ......read more
Kazakh painter, a victim of nuclear radiation, is world renowned for his oeuvre on nuclear tests and its human cost
Dubai, December 18, 2021: Karipbek Kuyukov, the world-renowned Kazakh painter, who paints with his lips and toes being a victim of nuclear radiation, is showcasing his oeuvre at the Kazakh Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Thousands of visitors to the Kazakhstan Pavilion were able to see the experiences of Kuyukov and many other Kazakhstanis through his art. His art is a significant part of the anti-nuclear movement in Kazakhstan, and it is a symbol of the anti-nuclear era of the country.
Kuyukov’s paintings are part of private and public collections world over, and he is the only artist in the world whose creativity focuses on the topic of nuclear tests and the Semipalatinsk test site, also known as 'The ......read more
December 18, 2021: Aquatics stars from around the world were honoured last night in a spectacular FINA World Aquatics Gala held at the Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Hotel.
Abu Dhabi, 18th December 2021: Leading names in aquatics who excelled during sporting events in 2021 were recognised for their incredible achievements, hard work and dedication to the sport. The best female and male athletes in artistic swimming, high diving, open water swimming, swimming, and water polo, were all honoured during a memorable evening ceremony.
“Tonight, is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the incredible records and achievements of aquatics athletes from all over the world. Athletes are the beating heart of our community. Without you, there is no sports history. Without you, we cannot introduce innovative new competitions as we ......read more
Dubai, December 16 2021: The Swiss Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai in collaboration with Swissnex and in partnership with Swiss and Emirati partners and speakers, organized the Knowledge and Learning Focus Week between 12 and 15 December 2021. The event focused on the importance of adopting Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system to create and secure more job opportunities for youth.
The key partners of this event included the State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), the Swiss federal government’s specialized agency for education, research and innovation nationally and globally, Emirates Skills, formed to plant the seed of TVET for a sustainable knowledge-based economy in the UAE, the Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training (SFUVET), Switzerland's expert ......read more
United Arab Emirates - 15, December 2021: The 4th edition of the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE), the world's largest civil nuclear exhibition, which took place over three days from 30 November to 2 December in Villepinte, north of Paris, has ended on an upbeat note. WNE once again succeeded in attracting a large international attendance, despite the difficult health context.
This 2021 edition kept its promises in terms of audience. An event by GIFEN (the French Nuclear Industry Association), organised by RX France, WNE 2021 brought together 17,000 participants and 612 exhibitors (40% of whom were international) from 76 countries. The 2021 figures once again reflect the popularity of WNE. The numerous cooperation agreements signed at the show reaffirm the business dimension of WNE, while the exhibition also ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 15 December 2021: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), The Global Citizen Forum hosted further celebrities and global leaders to explore “The Future in Motion” at the Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre in Ras Al Khaimah.
Hosted by Richard Quest, the second day of the forum included deep discussions on several important topics ranging from blockchain, global governance, inclusivity, and diversity as well as powerful initiatives designed to deliver a more sustainable and resilient future to redefine global citizenship in a post-pandemic world. Many important key takeaways came because of these ......read more
Co-located Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East welcomes inaugural edition as strong international exhibitor contingent look for breakthroughs into the UAE’s lucrative dining and gifting markets
Dubai, UAE - December 15, 2021: H.H. Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director-General of Dubai Department of Information officially inaugurated the 10th edition of the live and in-person Paperworld Middle East, as well as the co-located new launch Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East, (December 14) at Dubai World Trade Centre today.
Running until December 16, the dual events, part of Messe Frankfurt’s highly successful Ambiente portfolio, have a strong focus on products made from sustainable and ethical resources this year, as well as top-level industry content running throughout days one and ......read more
Dubai – December 13, 2021: The pavilion of Lithuania at Expo 2020 has been designed with window shutters as the main symbol of the structure to highlight the idea being open to innovation with the world, all the nations and people.
Romas Jankauskas, Commissioner General of Lithuanian Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai, and Head of Expo Affairs at the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania, says that the design of the pavilion highlights the current world’s most important message of tolerance, and peaceful coexistence of the citizens of the world.
According to him, Lithuanian pavilion has been built using natural wood and modern technological solutions for solar panels. “The same idea goes for the indoor exhibition, applying sustainable synergies whenever possible. When the ......read more
From Swiss Alps to Swiss innovations, visitors enjoy an emotional journey through Switzerland
Dubai, December 12, 2021: The Swiss pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has welcomed over half a million visitors from around the world since the inauguration of this global event on October 1st 2021. Starting their journey on the red carpet and ending it in Al Wadi, visitors experience the best of Switzerland from the heart of Dubai.
Under the theme “Reflections”, the pavilion revolves around reflecting Switzerland’s culture, magical landscapes and innovations through three acts: Typically Swiss, Sea of Fog and Innovative Switzerland. True to the Expo theme ‘Connecting Minds – Creating the Future’, the three acts communicate Switzerland’s strengths and opportunities in the fields of education, ......read more
Hosted by Al-Futtaim’s Dubai Festival City Mall, visitors will be able to enjoy unforgettable festive celebrations and experience festive cheer in an enchanted activation
Opens doors to visitors from the 8th to 30th December with daily tree-lighting and snowfall followed by IMAGINE show
Dubai, UAE, 09 December 2021: Looking to visit a destination to give you the Christmas joy and smiles? Everyone needs a season to remember, and Dubai Festival City Mall’s Winter Wonderland is the place to be for the biggest and most magical free festive experience with all that you can imagine wrapped in one location.
With a setup spread across Festival Bay, the Winter Wonderland will be themed around this magical season and provide visitors with an unforgettable festive experience including children’s workshops and ......read more
DUBAI – December 8, 2021: The Republic of Lithuania from Europe’s Baltic region focuses on co-creation of sustainable synergies, inclusiveness, tolerance, and coherence at the Expo 2020 Dubai.
Being a key nation among the 192 Expo participants, the Lithuanian pavilion has been designed with window shutters as the main symbol. This highlights the idea of being open to innovations and sharing with the entire nations of the world for the benefit and interest of the people.
Romas Jankauskas, Commissioner General of Lithuanian Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai, and Head of Expo Affairs at the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania, spoke about the pavilion’s core message of tolerance, and peaceful coexistence of the citizens of the world.
“We take a joint effort with the business ......read more
Portuguese Association of Wood and Furniture Industries (AIMMP), Associative Design - The Best of Portugal proudly presents the art behind Portuguese furniture at the Portuguese Pavilion in Expo 2020
Dubai - 07 December 2021: Portuguese Association of Wood and Furniture (AIMMP), Associative Design – The Best of Portugal is present at the Dubai Design District (D3) where they showed off a contemporary conceptual Portuguese home to give their visitors a glimpse into the flair and refinement of the modern Portuguese design scene. They have now also made an appearance at the Portuguese Pavilion at Expo 2020.
At D3, they display an eclectic array of furniture and home décor brands with the goal of showing the world what made Portuguese furniture unique and how they made furniture with quality while keeping sustainability ......read more
Dubai, 06 December 2021: The South American country, Paraguay, will host a Trade and Investment Conference on December 8 this year at Abu Dhabi Hall, Business Center Build at Expo 2020, as part of the country’s strategic focus on attracting inward investments and open market for trade operations.
The conference will seek to promote Paraguay as a land of opportunities and a potential strategic partner for investors. “We will highlight Paraguay’s strategic location, which could foster commerce, placing it in the backdrop of our partnership with the UAE particularly, and the potential to join hands with other Expo 2020 participants,” said José Aguero Avila – General Commissioner.
This event will also investigate markets and analyze how to develop the distribution channel of Paraguayan products ......read more
“La musica è pericolosa – concerted”
Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre
“La musica è pericolosa – concerted” is a freewheeling journey through music, a narrative in which music and words intertwine to describe the paths that have led Nicola Piovani – an internationally renowned Italian artist and Oscar-winner for the soundtrack of Roberto Benigni’s “La vita è bella” (“Life is Beautiful”) – to collaborate with De André, Fellini, Magni, as well as with other Spanish, French and Dutch filmmakers, and to compose music for the theatre, cinema, television, singers and instrumentalists. The concert will feature unpublished theatrical pieces interspersed with better-known scores, rearranged for the occasion. On the ......read more
December 05, 2021: The Swiss Pavilion brings to life the experience of visiting Switzerland without going there. In collaboration with Swissnex, is connecting the world in education, research, and innovation through 10 thematic weeks which brings together some of the brightest minds in their respective fields. The Swiss Pavilion is also ready to take this opportunity to strengthen their relationship with the UAE government for great cooperation for the future.
On the occasion of the UAE National Day, Massimo Baggi, Ambassador of Switzerland to the UAE and Bahrain said “ In the course of last 50 years, since the numerous visits to the Switzerland of the late Sheikh Zayed, the United Arab Emirates have not only formed their destiny, but also created a safe heaven for people of all backgrounds to thrive together. On this ......read more
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park Phase IV is sized of 6,162 football fields and to generate 950 Megawatts of clean energy.
5th December, 2021 - Dubai, UAE: The China pavilion at EXPO 2020 ushered in “Shanghai Electric Day “ on December 1st 2021, Shanghai Electric is building the phase four of Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Al Maktoum Park that is aimed to be the world’s largest and biggest solar power project.
The 12 billion Dirham phase that is constructed by Shanghai Electric on a landscape of 44 square kilometers is a combination of three Technologies, the Central Tower Concentrated Solar power plant (CT CSP), Parabolic Trough Concentrated Solar power plant (PT CSP) and Photovoltaic solar power plant (PV) comprising a total of 950 megawatts (MW) of clean energy.
In his word to the attendees Mr. Zhao Hui, ......read more
Angola Pavilion raises awareness to cultivate solidarity between generations and active aging
Dubai - November 30, 2021- The Dikota E6.0 Platform, an initiative by Dr. Ana Dias Lourenco, First Lady, Republic of Angola, aims to enhance the experience and knowledge of senior citizens of Angola through three flagship projects - Senior Panel, Talent Bank, and Boomerang Project.
Within the scope of the Boomerang Project and in celebration of the National Day of the Elderly, the "Dikota - Meeting of Generations" show will be held, in partnership with Unitel, on the stage of the largest exhibition in the world, Expo 2020 Dubai.
Mrs Albina Assis Africano, General Commissioner of Angola Pavilion said "I am honored to have become one of the first members of the Project Dikota E6.0 Platform. It is not only respected ......read more
‘Is Gender Budgeting the Solution to Inclusion’, outlined significant results achieved through GRB in different countries
Sharjah, November 29, 2021: Under its recently launched Irtiqa initiative, NAMA Women Advancement (NAMA) organised a high-profile panel at Women’s Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai recently addressing the important question of why gender responsive budgeting (GRB) is crucial to ensure women’s equal access to economic and financial resources.
Titled ‘Is Gender Budgeting the Solution to Inclusion’, the discussion aimed to introduce leaders and decision makers in both public and private sectors in the UAE and the wider region to gender responsive budgeting, focusing on the importance of viewing organisational budgets through a gender lens in order to achieve the ......read more
With a focus on sustainable waste management
Dubai, November 28, 2021: The Swiss pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is hosting a waste management exhibition entitled “No Time To Waste” to showcase circular economy solutions on managing and recycling waste to generate value. The exhibition is running until December 10, 2021.
The exhibition serves as an opportunity to showcase Switzerland’s innovative solutions on how waste can be recycled and harvested for beneficial purposes so that people and communities could use them. It is also an excellent platform to raise awareness on the environmental issues caused by the increase in trash generation, and to underline the importance of circular economy in preserving the environment.
The 'No Time to Waste’ exhibit also focuses on upcycling different waste ......read more
Business relationship continues to strengthen through strong bilateral trade links with the UAE and wider region
Dubai, UAE – November 28, 2021: Scotland will host a series of events and activities at Expo 2020 Dubai that will celebrate St Andrew’s Day, the country’s national day on November 30th, along with the strong business, tourism and trade links with the UAE.
The occasion will include a reception that will be hosted in the UK pavilion along with dignitaries, VIPs, representatives from the business community and media.
The celebrations will include a special collaborative performance from the Scottish Association Dubai Pipe Band, an international blend of pipers that includes drummers from Scotland, and the Dubai Police Band. There will also be an unveiling of a new international nation brand campaign ......read more
Two-day event featuring a galaxy of entrepreneurial ecosystem players from across the globe draws to a close at Expo Centre Sharjah
Sharjah, November 24, 2021
Curtains came down on the 5th Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF) on Tuesday after a packed, two-day programme that saw innovators, thought leaders and thinkers deliver real value to more than 4,000 young changemakers through engaging discussions and inspirational talks to fuel their journey of entrepreneurial growth.
Delivering the concluding keynote address of SEF 2021, Lewis Howes, motivational speaker and author of The School of Greatness, hailed the inspiring story of the UAE – from a desert nation just over 50 years ago to its upward trajectory of growth spanning sectors – and said that it holds the key to the framework essential to cultivate both ......read more
• The 10-hour hackathon during SEF 2021 has inspired the next generation of UAE’s young changemakers to find human-centred solutions to various challenges
• Rigorous ideation workshops followed by pitch presentation and selection of top 3 ideas
• Winners will be awarded subsidised access to an online/offline skills course and further support from Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center through its programmes
Sharjah, November 24, 2021
The ‘ICT Fund SEF Hackathon’, a special collaboration between the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) and the UAE’s Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), witnessed the shaping of the next generation of young entrepreneurs in the UAE at the recently concluded Sheraa ......read more
• Personal growth platform hosts several creative and strategy sessions at the two-day festival
• Luminaries Vishen Lakhiani, Jimmy Naraine and more capture audience's attention
Sharjah, November 24, 2021
Harnessing the power of the mind, getting into the habit of breaking fear, communicating with authentic confidence and more such sessions dominated the mental wellness and self-improvement space hosted by Mindvalley, at the two-day Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF 2021), which concluded yesterday (Tuesday) at Expo Centre Sharjah.
Vishen Lakhiani, founder of Mindvalley, visionary and best-selling author delved into how the power of visualisation can make one’s dreams come true. “Using the power of our mind, we can harness all the positives in ......read more
• Futuristic hub highlights its cutting-edge facilities that support entrepreneurship and creative pursuits
• Hosts a talk with Tahmima Anam, author of The Startup Wife at SEF 2021, who highlights the deep gender equalities embedded in the global startup ecosystem
Sharjah, November 24, 2021
The various immersive and non-traditional spaces for learning, sharing, creating and accessing knowledge at the House of Wisdom were showcased to the more than 4,000 young entrepreneurs, future founders and innovators at the fifth Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival who were encouraged to take advantage of the multiple learning facilities at the futuristic and cultural hub in their quest for innovation.
The House of Wisdom’s pavilion at SEF 2021, which creatively reinterpreted its ......read more
• Opening and operating a business is marked by ease-of-use, peer support network in Sharjah
• Ocean experts discuss role of technology and real sustainability beyond the buzzword
Sharjah, November 24, 2021
Local entrepreneurs attending the fifth annual Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF 2021) paid tribute to the opportunities and support system offered by the emirate for establishing and conducting business, with a special upvote made by female entrepreneurs.
As part of a panel discussion ‘Coming home: Why Sharjah is the right startup hub for long-term thinking entrepreneurs’, held on Tuesday (November 23) Sarmad Al Zadjali, founder of adventure travel platform Mughamer; Maryam Bin Al Shaikh, acting manager of Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC); and Fatema ......read more
• Several UAE CEOs believe in putting employees first and hiring people smarter than themselves
• Venture capitalists, angel investors, or banks – where should startups go to get their funding? SEF 2021 reveals
Sharjah, November 23, 2021
UAE-based CEOs and investment heads offered an all-round perspective on what makes effective leaders, and shared the secret to acquiring the best possible funding for business ventures, at the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival 2021, on Tuesday.
In a panel discussion ‘The untold truths about being a great CEO’, Nisreen Shocair, CEO of online fashion retail company Yoox Net-a-Porter Middle East; Amir Farha, founder of seed-stage venture firm COTU; and Mohamad ‘Mo’ Ballout, founder of Kitopi, took to the stage to ......read more
The fifth edition of one of the largest events for entrepreneurs in the region delves into the real-world applications of the metaverse
Sharjah, November 23, 2021: The fifth Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF 2021) has demystified the concept of the ‘metaverse’, highlighting the boundless possibilities that emerge when the virtual and real worlds merge at an insightful panel discussion titled, ‘Reality Bites: Going Meta about the Metaverse’.
The session staged at SEF 2021 on Monday, moderated by Anna Seaman, Co-founder of the Morrow Collective, explored the real-world applications of accessing a 3D digital world where physical, augmented, and virtual reality converge in a shared online space.
“It was Facebook’s rebranding as Meta just over a month ago that brought ......read more
Past and current employees elaborate on what makes Careem the region's biggest success story
• In a discussion titled Mind over Matter, leading founders opine that working hard is not always the best thing
Sharjah, November 23, 2021
There are few start-up success stories that resonate in the region like Careem, which started in the UAE nine years ago and grew so huge that it was acquired by Uber for $3.1 billion in 2019, making it the first ‘unicorn’ in the Middle East. Its massive success served as a springboard for new entrepreneurial talent in the country and wider region, who learnt valuable lessons from its growth journey.
Former and current Careem employees, popularly known as the ‘Careem Cartel’, took to the stage at Sharjah Entrepreneurship ......read more
Egyptians Omar Samra and Omar Nour drew parallels between their perilous journey across the Atlantic Ocean and the challenges faced by entrepreneurs
Sharjah, November 22, 2021: Egyptian adventurers and athletes Omar Samra and Omar Nour offered a lot of inspiration and food for thought to current and future entrepreneurs today (Monday) on the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF 2021) stage, as they drew fascinating parallels between their transformational, life-changing experience rowing across the Atlantic Ocean to the journey of entrepreneurship.
Speaking as part of the inaugural proceedings of the 5th edition of the two-day festival, organised by the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa), Omar Samra, the first Egyptian to climb the Mount Everest, noted: “The beauty of life, and in entrepreneurship, lies in the ......read more
Ajman Free Zone, Ajman Media City Free Zone and Magzoid magazine join forces to host event
Event part of free zone’s UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebration and support for culture and arts
December 9, 2021: As part of its celebration of the UAE’s 50th National Day, Ajman Free Zone recently hosted the Artoze 2021 art competition in cooperation with Ajman Media City Free Zone and ......read more
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi
Omar Bin Omair Al Mheiri: The free zone is pivotal to strengthening Ajman’s position as preferred destination for business and UAE’s status as global trade and investment center
Ali AlSuwaidi: We will continue to support business growth and expansion, stimulate investments & facilitate ease of doing business ......read more
South American nation brings forward one of its best-selling destinations for health, eco-tourism and biodiversity
November 25, 2021- The Colombia Pavilion has centered the spotlight to Risaralda, one of the four areas in Colombia that make up its Coffee Cultural Landscape area designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Several intriguing events were organised at the nation's pavilion ......read more
Three-day display of local products and services, interactive discussions, and networking opportunities
November 24, 2021- Ajman Free Zone gears up to launch the ‘Made in AFZ’ exhibition, a new initiative which is part of its commitment to support its business partners. The three-day business exhibition, which is set to take place on November 28 to 30 at its headquarters, aims to ......read more