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Dubai: Annual Investment Meeting (AIM)

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Abu Dhabi opens Shams 1 solar plant

The 1st dedicated exhibition for the PV and solar industries of the MENA region 3–5 September 2013 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has officially opened its first big solar energy plant, the three companies behind the project said in a statement. The 100-megawatt (MW) Shams 1 concentrated solar plant (CSP) took the UAE’s Masdar, France’s Total and Spain’s Abengoa three years to build at a cost of around $600 million. Shams 1 is one of the largest CSP projects in the world and by far the largest solar plant in a fossil fuel reliant region that lags far behind much of Europe, the Americas and Asia in renewable energy. “The region is faced with meeting its rising demand for energy, while also working to reduce its carbon footprint,” Masdar Chief Executive Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said in a statement to mark the opening of the plant. The UAE’s richest emirate is targeting 7 percent of electricity from alternative sources by 2020. By comparison, that goal was exceeded by 21 of the 27 EU member states four years ago. Shams 1 capacity, which is 10 times larger than the next largest plant in the country, is enough to supply 20,000 UAE homes and will be especially useful for meeting peak demand on hot summer days. “It is apparent that whilst the solar industry in other areas is struggling, right across MENA, the opportunities for companies to get themselves involved with the wealth of opportunities that are presenting themselves. Right now, nothing is hotter for solar than the Middle East” says Derek Burston, exhibition manager, GulfSol 2013. “It is this reason that since the beginning of the year there has been a real surge in space reservations at this year’s inaugural GulfSol exhibition, which will be in Dubai in September. As the only truly dedicated solar and PV show, the exhibition provides the perfect opportunity for companies to present themselves to a high quality visitor base over a three day period” he adds. For more information on confirming your exhibition presence at GulfSol 2013, contact Derek Burston on dburston@bowheadmedia.com or Ben Richardson on brichardson@bowheadmedia.com

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Equatorial Guinea

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, March 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ On January 11, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2012 Article IV consultation with Equatorial Guinea.1 read more

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Regional Manager Gulf, Google: “Mobile search is becoming increasingly crucial”

Mohamad Mourad, Regional Manager Gulf, Google is delivering a keynote of the opening day of the Broadband MEA conference, taking place on the 19th-20th March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Ahead of the show we speak to him about his role and what opportunities he sees for Google in the region. read more

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‘Dubai Woodshow 2013’ grows 35% and will kick off with over 550 global exhibitors

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Dubai sets to host the International Property Show on April 30

The “Annual Investment Meeting” opens doors to investments in 80 countries

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Middle East and Africa Hospital Supplies Market Outlook to 2018 – Disposable Hospital Supplies, Mobility Aids and Transportation Equipment, Operating Room Equipment, Sterilization and Disinfectant Equipment and Others

NEW YORK, Feb., 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: read more

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The Customer Experience Tops the Agenda at Broadband MEA 2013

London, 29 January 2013 – Broadband leaders from across the Middle East and Africa region will gather in Dubai this March for Broadband MEA, the largest and most prestigious broadband event in the Middle East and Africa. The region’s most senior executives from leading companies including Etisalat, STC, Zain, Mobily, Google, Batelco and many more will gather to discuss the successes, challenges and future opportunities with providing broadband services in their respective markets. read more

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Middle East remains hotspot for global real estate investments

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Burj Al Arab, Dubai – Officially Rated a Seven Stars Hotel

The Seven Star team’s most recent travel agenda included a review of the “world’s most luxurious hotel,” Burj Al Arab. The Seven Stars team presented the Seven Stars Award in December 2012 after an review of Dubai’s most iconic building to the management and staff of Burj Al Arab. “The level of service we experienced during our stay at Burj Al Arab was what one would expect from a true Seven Stars hotel,” said Mr. Buehrmann, President of Seven Stars and Stripes.


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The 8th edition of the Dubai Wood Show 2013 to take place from April 9 to April 11

UAE Ministry of Foreign Trade’s Annual Investment Meeting to host international gathering on the emerging international economic landscape

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Saudi paves the solar path

The 1st dedicated exhibition for the PV and solar industries of the MENA region
3–5 September 2013
Developers are expected to install about 3.5 gigawatts of solar power in the Middle East and North Africa in 2015, up from 149 megawatts that will be installed this year, driven by government support across the region and booming growth in Saudi Arabia and Turkey, according to GTM Research. Demand for photovoltaic and solar-thermal systems will grow slowly and then skyrocket in 2015 when “the large bulk” of projects from a Saudi program will go into operation, Scott Burger, an analyst with the Boston-based research company, said recently. Saudi Arabia will account for a third of the region’s demand in 2015 and Turkey about a quarter, according to GTM’s Middle East and North Africa Solar Market Outlook reportreleased yesterday. Solar manufacturers including Suntech Power Holdings Co. (STP) and LDK Solar Co. are seeking new markets as sales slowed in Europe and a global glut drove prices down 61 percent in the past two years. Panel makers are “desperate for demand anywhere they can get it,” said Burger. “When Saudi Arabia says that they’re going to install a lot, they get really excited,” he said. The country won’t deliver significant solar sales for a few years, he said. “Realistically, we’re not going to see any significant demand until 2015 at the earliest.” The government has set a goal of having 41 gigawatts of installed solar capacity by 2032, from nothing now. “Saudi Arabia will be the Saudi Arabia of solar energy,” according to the report. “This continued rise in demand and increased excitement surrounding the use of solar energy across MENA is great news for all companies looking for new markets at times when the more traditional areas of consumption are under pressure” says Nick Thomson, Exhibition Director, GulfSol 2013 (www.gulfsol.com). “This is why our dedicated solar exhibition in Dubai in September is so perfectly timed to maximise companies’ exposure to the opportunities that are presenting themselves in the region” he adds. To assure your place at this year’s inaugural GulfSol exhibition, and maximise your brand presence in the region, contact Nick Thomson on nthomson@bowheadmedia.com or visit www.gulfsol.com

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