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First Bit-BDO seminar to focus on VAT in UAE

April 16, 2017

First Bit a global IT company and BDO a worldwide network of professional services firms have partnered on a joint seminar on VAT implementation in UAE. The event will bring together seasoned tax prof... View more

Major forum to focus on GCC airports development projects

April 9, 2017

The sixth Emerging Airports Forum which will be held in Jeddah Saudi Arabia in November will focus on the Saudi airports development projects along with the other airports development projects in emer... View more

Tax reforms in focus at Deloitte conference

March 29, 2017

Deloitte recently organised its 10th annual Middle East Tax Conference in Dubait to update practitioners and clients on global and regional tax updates and tools. The 2017 edition held on March 22 and... View more

Manama forum to focus on fintech disruption

March 26, 2017

Leading bankers FinTech experts regulators and financial industry representatives from the Middle East and Africa will gather in Bahrain this week to discuss the latest FinTech trends. The 1st MEA Fin... View more

Future Cities Show to focus sustainability

March 23, 2017

The upcoming inaugural edition of Future Cities Show a global platform for companies engaged in developing an advanced infrastructure in Dubai UAE will shed light on six core elements of sustainabilit... View more

Kuwait sharpens focus on expanding tourism sector

March 19, 2017

Investment in Kuwait s tourism industry is set to increase over the next decade as the government moves to speed up construction of a new international airport terminal and several major hotel chains ... View more

Comex, Smart City Summit to focus on digital life

March 13, 2017

The upcoming Comex 2017 the 27th edition of Oman s prominent event for IT and telecom and the first Oman Smart City Summit will focus on fostering a digital community and creation of a smart nation. T... View more

KPMG to focus on financial management at seminar

March 9, 2017

KPMG in Bahrain as part of its initiatives to support the development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will host the Entrepreneurs Forum seminar on March 14 at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain. Under the ... View more

New consultancy firm to focus on destinations, venues

March 8, 2017

A group of six leading professional industry consultants working for clients in over 80 countries has joined forces to create a new collaborative approach to solving business solutions for destination... View more

GPCA summit to focus on innovation

March 5, 2017

The 4rd annual GPCA Research and Innovation Summit which will open in Bahrain this week will provide valuable insights into the current petrochemical and chemical industry plans to harness the power o... View more

GPCA summit to focus on innovation

March 5, 2017

The 4rd annual GPCA Research and Innovation Summit which will open in Bahrain this week will provide valuable insights into the current petrochemical and chemical industry plans to harness the power o... View more

UNWTO to focus on key areas at ITB

March 3, 2017

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will focus on sustainability new platform tourism services child protection and indigenous tourism at the the 51th edition of ITB taking place next week in Be... View more

Meliá reinforces regional focus

March 2, 2017

MELIÁ HOTELS International has made two key appointments to their regional office. Nihad Kattan regional director of operations Middle East and Africa was appointed to oversee operations across the br... View more

ATM to focus on $8.3bn Mena wellness tourism sector

February 28, 2017

A Wellness Symposium which will throw the spotlight on the 8.3 billion industry in the Middle East/North Africa (Mena) will be launched at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which takes place at the Dubai Wo... View more

Geo-politics, VAT in focus at ME investment meet

February 23, 2017

Geo-politics and impending Value Added Tax (VAT) were the key topics discussed at the Middle East Investment Conference held today (February 23) in Abu Dhabi UAE. The event took place at the ADGM Audi... View more

Forum puts focus on career in green buildings sector

February 16, 2017

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices joined hands with Heriot-Watt University ... View more

BAE Systems at Idex: Focus on hi-tech security solutions

February 16, 2017

BAE Systems participation at Idex 2017 in Abu Dhabi next week is built around a range of technologically enhanced defence solutions across land sea air and cyber the company said. These technologies p... View more

Summit focus on responsible finance

February 9, 2017

A major financial summit in Switzerland supported by key Gulf institutions will focus on responsible finance and seek inputs to make finance a force for good in the global economy. The Responsible Fin... View more

Focus on oil and gas productivity at Algeria event

February 8, 2017

Major players in the North African oil and gas industry will take part in the 7 th North Africa Petroleum Exhibition & Conferences (Napec) to be held in March in Oran Algeria. The event from March 21 ... View more

Abu Dhabi summit focus on industry matchmaking

February 6, 2017

A key event at the upcoming Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) in Abu Dhabi will bring businesses together by facilitating matchmaking and showcasing trade opportunities througho... View more

Arab IPO Summit to focus on capital growth

February 6, 2017

The second Arab IPO Summit a major gathering of capital market authorities and financial institutions upcoming in Dubai UAE will highlight the critical aspects for the implementation of successful IPO... View more

AIM to focus on UAE’s $5.4bn space investments

February 2, 2017

UAE s investments in the space technology currently exceeding Dh20 billion ( 5.4 billion) will be highlighted at the upcoming Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) a global platform for foreign direct inves... View more

GIF Dialogue to focus on Bahrain industrial sector needs

January 31, 2017

The Gulf Industry Fair 2017 the Northern Gulf s industrial B2B showcase will host the GIF Dialogue: The Future of Industrialisation A Needs Analysis a roundtable discussion with Bahrain s leading indu... View more

GIF Dialogue to focus on Bahrain industrial sector needs

January 31, 2017

The Gulf Industry Fair 2017 the Northern Gulf s industrial B2B showcase will host the GIF Dialogue: The Future of Industrialisation A Needs Analysis a roundtable discussion with Bahrain s leading indu... View more

Bapco to focus on energy and environmental protection at GIF

January 23, 2017

Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) has renewed its status as a Strategic Sponsor of Gulf Industry Fair 2017 in Bahrain and will continue to emphasise on the energy and environmental protection sectors ... View more

Bapco to focus on energy and environmental protection at GIF

January 23, 2017

Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) has renewed its status as a Strategic Sponsor of Gulf Industry Fair 2017 in Bahrain and will continue to emphasise on the energy and environmental protection sectors ... View more

Focus on sulphur at Abu Dhabi event

January 17, 2017

The Middle East s role as a leading producer of sulphur globally will be highlighted at the Middle East Sulphur 2017 to be held next month in Abu Dhabi UAE. The event will take place from February 12 ... View more

Latest innovative technologies to be focus at ME-Tech

January 11, 2017

The latest innovative technologies and industry developments shaping the oil and petrochemical sectors will be highlighted at the upcoming 7th edition of ME-Tech Middle East Technology Forum for Refin... View more

Costa Rica president to focus on sustainable development

January 11, 2017

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis will discuss the future of sustainable development and reflect on his nation s success in adopting renewable energy during a presidential address at the Abu ... View more

ATM to continue focus on wellness and spa

January 10, 2017

The Arabian Travel Market (ATM) to be held in April in Dubai will return with a dedicated Wellness & Spa Lounge as global spa market set to top 104 billion by 2020 according to Global Wellness Institu... View more

World to focus on sustainable tourism this year

January 2, 2017

The tourism industry across the world will have 12 months to celebrate and promote the contribution of the sector to building a better world as this year is being marked as the International Year of S... View more

ATM focus on trending travel technology

December 28, 2016

Innovations in travel technology will continue to transform the tourism industry with cloud passports personalised travel virtual reality and apps predicted to re-shape consumer habits and marketing s... View more

HIV management in focus at Dubai summit

December 21, 2016

The recent HIV Summit in the Middle East saw over 100 global and regional experts convene in Dubai UAE to discuss clinical challenges and unmet medical needs in the management of HIV in the Middle Eas... View more

IPO summit to focus on benefits of listing

November 20, 2016

The second edition of the Arab IPO Summit will focus on the benefits and strategies of listing on an Arab Stock Exchange said event organisers UMS conferences. The event is scheduled to take place on ... View more

Oil price slips further, markets focus on supply overhang

November 11, 2016

Friday morning saw oil prices fall as markets turned their focus to a persistent fuel supply overhang that is not expected to abate unless OPEC and other producers make a significant cut to their outp... View more

Dow gains from consumer focus

November 7, 2016

Dow Chemical Co whose merger with DuPont is now likely to close early next year rather than end-2016 reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it benefited from its focus on consumer markets... View more

Adnoc to focus on sustained growth

November 7, 2016

The Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) of Abu Dhabi has approved Adnoc s 2030 strategy five-year business plan and operational budget aimed at generating sustained strategic growth in the oil giant s ups... View more

Electric, autonomous vehicles to be focus at Dubai event

November 6, 2016

The development of electric autonomous and connected vehicles in the GCC will be in sharp focus at the 2nd International Conference on Future Mobility to be held later this month in Dubai UAE. The eve... View more

Adnoc to focus on growth and maximising value

November 3, 2016

The Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) of Abu Dhabi has approved Adnoc s 2030 strategy five-year business plan and operational budget aimed at generating sustained strategic growth in the oil giant s ups... View more

Ras Al Khaimah projects in focus at forum

October 31, 2016

Projects for investment in the UAE emirate of Ras Al Khaimah will be the focus of high-level two-day international business investment forum in December. The Ras Al Khaimah Finance & Investment Forum ... View more

Arabal focus on aluminium sector's role in regional growth

October 26, 2016

Top experts will discuss economic diversification efforts in the region and the role of aluminium sector as the anchor of GCC s industrial growth at the 20th Arab International Aluminium Conference (A... View more

ABB to focus on four core divisions for growth

October 17, 2016

The company is a hidden digital champion. It is ideally positioned with new and existing end-to-end digital solutions that build on the intelligent cloud and close the loop with connected devices usin... View more

Focus on mobile and mid market

May 5, 2016

This year s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which took place last month at Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre from 25 to 28 welcomed 423 main stand holders representing 86 countries with more than 26 ... View more

Focus on Gulf as numbers swell

April 3, 2016

Britain is highlighting the huge opportunities Gulf visitors offer to the country s tourism industry as the numbers and spend from the GCC states surge and urging the sector to adapt products to suit ... View more

Danat Hotels & Resorts to focus on leisure

March 1, 2016

Danat Hotels & Resorts (DH&R) the hotels management division of National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels (NCTH) of the UAE will participate in this year s ITB Berlin to focus on the leisure segment... View more

OGWA to focus on innovative EOR techniques, applications

February 29, 2016

Cementing its value to the industry Oman s long-standing oil and gas event will feature the largest Italy China and Iran pavilions for any oil and gas exhibitions in Oman and about 300 companies from ... View more

WTM Connect events focus on Asia, China

January 1, 2016

The global tourism industry is excited by the enormous growth of outbound travel from Asia particularly China and every destination hopes to cash in on this phenomenon. China saw a total of 117 millio... View more

Pest control and public health concerns new focus area

December 28, 2015

The main objective of the Pest Control and Public Health Conference is to discuss ways in which harmful pests can be eliminated to reduce diseases such as malaria in the region through the adoption of... View more

IWS 2016 to put focus on Mena water security

December 28, 2015

A separate study by the World Bank shows that as the Mena region s population continues to grow and is projected to double over the next 40 years per capita water availability is expected to fall by m... View more

ITB Asia casts twin focus on China and mobile

December 1, 2015

The vast opportunities offered by Asian travellers particularly the Chinese to the global tourism industry and the latest technological innovations shaping the industry took centre stage at the recent... View more

Focus on luxury service

November 1, 2015

Service is the differentiator at the top-end of the market backed by technology and bespoke itineraries Elegant Resorts managing director Michelle Sephton tells TTN in an exclusive interview. The Thom... View more

Focus on the halal market

November 1, 2015

UAE capital Abu Dhabi was the hub for halal travel from 19 to 21 last month as the host city of the inaugural World Halal Travel Summit attended by key decision-makers from some of the world s top hal... View more

Hi-Force to focus on training school, products at Adipec

October 26, 2015

The UK s leading manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic tools will be bringing its ECITB-approved training rig to the show to allow visitors to get an insight into the training courses offered by the ... View more

Family travel is the focus at ATM

April 1, 2015

Family-centric travel has been selected as the official show theme for Arabian Travel Market 2015 accounting for more than 12.5 per cent of the 1.07 trillion global tourism market. It s easy to see wh... View more

Focus on Latin America

April 1, 2015

The third World Travel Market (WTM) Latin America taking place in São Paulo later this month will reveal the emerging travel trends in the Latin American market. The event has teamed up with leading r... View more

Noga achievements put Bahrain in focus

February 25, 2015

THE year 2014 scored a tremendous success for the National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga) the regulating authority responsible for Bahrain s oil and gas affairs in Bahrain as it organised supported and ... View more

Bapco strategic plans in focus

February 25, 2015

BAPCO launched its current five-year strategic plan in 2010 with the main focus on refinery expansion enhanced trading in the international markets improved human resource policies and processes and t... View more

Strong focus on health and safety

February 25, 2015

BAPCO S commitment to achieving a zero-injury zero-incident work environment was reflected in a range of initiatives in 2014 which sought to reinforce the company s no compromise safety culture and sh... View more

Luxury travel in focus this ATM

February 23, 2015

A 2014 YouGov Luxury Travel report for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region showed that out of the 1 000-plus regionally based survey respondents luxury clearly has a home in the Middle East... View more

Travel tech in focus at ATM this year

January 25, 2015

THE Middle East is increasingly seeing high profile travel brands capitalising on the rapidly evolving technology landscape in order to meet the demands of an ever-more tech savvy consumer. As such a ... View more

GCC a key focus for Ireland

January 25, 2015

THE Gulf region will remain a key part of Tourism Ireland s marketing plans for 2015 following continued year on year increases in the number of visitors from the region. The tourism authority which i... View more

Energy and water security focus

December 23, 2014

ABU DHABI Sustainability Week 2015 (ADSW) will kick off a pivotal year in sustainable development as world leaders prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris and work toward a univ... View more

Middle East O&G industry urged to focus on HSE issues

November 20, 2014

THE regional oil and gas (O&G) industry needs to place health safety and environment (HSE) issues at the centre of planning during the post easy oil era a distinguished panel of international experts ... View more

Marubeni to shift trading focus

October 9, 2014

Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp is refocusing its energy trading on naphtha and liquefied natural gas (LNG) and away from crude as it targets becoming a niche market player in a tough environment... View more

ATM 2015 to focus on family-centric travel

September 25, 2014

FAMILY-centric travel which accounted for more than 12.5 per cent of the 1.07 trillion global tourism market has been selected as the official show theme for Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2015 which tak... View more

QDC expertise in focus in competitive Saudi market

September 16, 2014

VETERAN precast concrete specialist Qanbar Dywidag Precast Concrete Company (QDC) has created a niche for itself in the Saudi market with its services being called upon for projects that demand a high... View more

Impact of power, gas demand in focus

September 1, 2014

Population growth industrial expansion and demand for power has had a dramatic impact on the Middle East gas industry with many countries turning to imports to keep pace. The region is focusing on exp... View more

Downstream focus for QP

May 21, 2014

QATAR the world s biggest liquid natural gas (LNG) exporter plans to grow its downstream sector with investments over 13 billion. Qatar Petroleum has embarked on an ambitious plan to further develop Q... View more

Sabic keeps focus on innovations

March 27, 2014

THE Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) has opened a new state-of-the-art facility under the patronage of Prince Khaled Bin Bandar Al-Saud Governor of Riyadh. The Sabic Plastics Applica... View more

Rezidor to focus on ‘food and drink’

December 26, 2013

THE Rezidor Hotel Group has announced a strong pipeline of projects with 17 hotels and 3 900 rooms under development in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region over the next three years. This y... View more

ADSW to focus on intertwined issues

December 24, 2013

MASDAR Abu Dhabi s renewable energy company says that the second edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) will focus on the interconnected challenges and opportunities of sustainable growth wit... View more

Singapore: Host country focus

November 21, 2013

THIS year Singapore has played host to a travel trade festival consisting of eight events that has united the industry s most influential leaders and professionals. TravelRave is an annual week-long p... View more

France renewing its focus on tourism

November 21, 2013

THE world s most visited tourism destination with more than 83 million visitors a year France could be excused sitting on its laurels. However with big plans afoot to mark the centenary of the start o... View more

Focus on Thai wellness

September 24, 2013

APART from its golden beaches and exotic islands Thailand is a highly sought-after destination for medical tourism amidst Arab travellers. As well as health and wellness treatment programmes offered b... View more

Oil giant’s focus on downstream

September 18, 2013

IN ITS downstream operations Aramco continues to expand its global refining capacity and the integration of refining and chemicals facilities. Refining crude oil and condensates fractionating natural ... View more

Australia focus shifts to oil

April 4, 2013

Shale prospectors in Australia s vast Outback are homing in on oil as the lucrative prize that is easier and cheaper to exploit than gas. Initial hopes had been to replicate a US shale gas boom but th... View more

Bahrain to increase focus on downstream

March 28, 2013

The Kingdom of Bahrain is moving toward finalising plans to refurbish its only oil refinery part of a wider programme that will see the Gulf s first oil producer increase its focus on value-added down... View more

US refiners focus on exports

February 24, 2013

Most analysts still write about the US fuel market as if it were a closed system with refiners importing crude to meet domestic needs and bringing in some extra gasoline from Europe to meet peak deman... View more

Tullow drilling in focus after mixed 2012

January 17, 2013

Tullow Oil has a record 49 wells planned this year and drilling engineers due to deliver news by February are under pressure after a disappointing trading update from the Africa-focused company. After... View more

Regional focus on new plastics

November 22, 2012

Having traditionally produced base chemicals like olefins for sale to global consumers the GCC states are concentrating on job-creating options by extending the value chain of their petroleum sector a... View more

Adipec to be an annual event, to focus on gas in 2013

October 24, 2012

FROM next year the Middle East s largest oil and gas event will be held annually instead of biennially according to key industry figures representing the region s oil and gas sector. Giving reasons fo... View more

Focus on education as EIBTM turns 25

October 22, 2012

CELEBRATING its 25th year EIBTM2012 will once again open doors from November 27-29 in Barcelona Spain bringing the best possible business opportunities for suppliers and buyers. Besides which the show... View more

Aromatics focus to offer key benefits

September 20, 2012

A NEW wave of aromatics investments is under discussion in Saudi Arabia. As part of a move further into petrochemicals state-owned Saudi Aramco is building refineries with downstream aromatics product... View more

HPCL to target E&P assets, focus on gas

July 9, 2012

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has drawn up a strategy to make foray into development and acquisition of E&P (exploration and production) assets increase focus on developing gas busine... View more

Dow to focus on margins, cash

June 3, 2012

Chemicals manufacturing giant Dow Chemicals Company says it is advancing its strategy of taking advantage of low feedstock costs and in turn stressing on products that generate higher margins and high... View more

Saudi, Malaysia are key focus for Hyatt

April 23, 2012

HYATT Hotels Corporation will announce development plans for major properties in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia at the upcoming Arabian Travel Market (ATM) exhibition in Dubai. In February of this year Hya... View more

Gulf Air places focus on IT development

March 25, 2012

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain was recognised for its achievements in information technology at the CIO 50 Awards and Forum 2012 and was amongst the top 50 organisations and t... View more

Germany puts the focus back on wellness

March 25, 2012

When promoting the Destination Germany in the Arabian Gulf market the German National Tourist Office (GNTO) local affiliate of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) for GCC countries functions to p... View more

Saudi must focus on downstream: Naimi

March 12, 2012

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia must reduce its reliance on crude sales revenues and develop its downstream industry to shield its economy from international market volatility the kingdom s oil minister... View more

Danat Hotels shifts focus to Mice segment

January 29, 2012

DANAT Hotels & Resorts (DH&R) the Hotels Management Division of National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels manages a portfolio of four and five star properties in Abu Dhabi including the Danat Al Ain R... View more

US oil drilling to focus on the Gulf of Mexico

November 13, 2011

The Obama administration will allow robust oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico starting in 2012 but will hold off on letting drillers into Arctic waters until more is known about spill respo... View more

Doha oil ‘Olympics’ to focus on ‘energy solutions for all’

October 16, 2011

EVERY three years the World Petroleum Council organises the World Petroleum Congress as the principal meeting place for global discussion of oil and gas issues. The triennial Congress is also known as... View more

Petrobras capex at $224.7bn; E&P focus

July 31, 2011

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras will earmark more money for exploration and production in its five-year investment plan signaling a shift toward the more profitable activities that investors... View more

Vorecons focus on reducing complexity

March 28, 2011

GLOBAL drive component specialist Voith Turbo has established a firm foothold in the Middle Eastern region winning orders for the supply of its Vorecons to several projects. The most prominent orders ... View more

Accor to focus on core brands

March 13, 2011

THE Middle East has long remained a key development market for the Accor Group and the company plans to continue this expansion in 2011 with nine new properties. These include five in Abu Dhabi with t... View more

UAE to put focus on gas development

January 31, 2011

ADNOC and its affiliate Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Co (Gasco) are giving much attention to the 10 billion Integrated Gas Development (IGD) programme. The project will add 700 million cubic feet per day ... View more

Bahra set to focus on innovation

January 31, 2011

FOCUSING on innovation and serving the region with top-quality products Bahra Cables Company aims to be a major producer of low medium and high voltage cables in Saudi Arabia. The company now intends ... View more

Focus turns to gas and exploration

September 20, 2010

SAUDI Aramco is shifting its upstream emphasis to exploration and natural gas development after adding 2 million barrels per day (mbpd) to oil production capacity during 2004-09 according to Zuhair Al... View more

Neutral Zone focus on sustainability

September 20, 2010

KUWAIT and Saudi Arabia are looking to target Jurassic plays in the onshore portion of their Neutral Zone in search of oil and gas. The two countries have abandoned long-term plans to increase output ... View more

Outbound cruisers are focus for HAL

August 29, 2010

HOLLAND America Line (HAL) recently signed a partnership with Mezze Associates the new office for Discover the World Marketing to manage its sales and marketing strategy representing the cruise line i... View more

SK Energy to focus on E&P, business boost

June 27, 2010

South Korea s SK Energy Asia s No 4 crude oil refiner said it would focus on exploration and production (E&P) of oil and research and development (R&D) of energy spinning off its refining and petroche... View more

FLNG business ‘is now in focus’

May 31, 2010

THE market for floating regasification and the floating liquefaction vessel has been drastically increasing with the liquefaction sector forecast to be worth 7.4 billion by 2016. Closely following thi... View more

AHIC to focus on growth opportunities in Saudi Arabia

April 29, 2010

As part of the focus on Unlocking Investment Opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2010 participants will discuss opportunities for hotel ... View more

Integration and clarity of focus are the key drivers

March 29, 2010

IN MAY last when Royal Dutch Shell announced a series of impending structural changes set to coincide with Peter Voser s arrival as CEO on July 1 headlines largely focused on potential job cuts and th... View more

Enoc to hold back on 2010 buys, focus on upgradation

March 8, 2010

Dubai state-owned refiner Emirates National Oil Co (Enoc) will hold back on acquisitions this year as it focuses on existing operations a senior executive said. Enoc a downstream-focused firm owned by... View more

Focus is on education at GIBTM 2010

February 28, 2010

The fourth edition of the Gulf Incentive Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM) also known as Mice in the Gulf and Middle East is set to open its doors at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (... View more

Major focus on family

February 28, 2010

Attracting family visitors is Kuwait s strategy for tourism growth with the country having experienced little effect from the economic downturn. A spokeswoman for Kuwait s tourism sector said: Tourism... View more

Forum to focus on innovative geosciences solutions

February 22, 2010

UNITED in a quest to unlock hydrocarbon potential as global demand for oil and gas continues to rise the GEO 2010 exhibition and conference has attracted highly respected individuals and companies fro... View more

Focus shifts to gas as oil expansion grinds to a halt

September 21, 2009

ARAMCO is shifting its exploration and production focus to gas to meet rapidly rising domestic demand as its programme to expand oil capacity comes to a close. Falling global oil consumption has left ... View more

A good focus for Carlson

July 29, 2009

CARLSON Hotels Worldwide offering a selection of brands from luxury to economy has an impressive range in the Middle East. Some already established and some in the pipeline among them are Regent Hotel... View more

A good focus for Carlson

July 29, 2009

CARLSON Hotels Worldwide offering a selection of brands from luxury to economy has an impressive range in the Middle East. Some already established and some in the pipeline among them are Regent Hotel... View more

A good focus for Carlson

July 29, 2009

CARLSON Hotels Worldwide offering a selection of brands from luxury to economy has an impressive range in the Middle East. Some already established and some in the pipeline among them are Regent Hotel... View more

A good focus for Carlson

July 29, 2009

CARLSON Hotels Worldwide offering a selection of brands from luxury to economy has an impressive range in the Middle East. Some already established and some in the pipeline among them are Regent Hotel... View more

Strong regional focus from Wataniya Airways

June 29, 2009

KUWAIT International airport s announcement of a six per cent annual growth from last year was good news for George Cooper CEO of Wataniya Airways who is confident that the aviation industry in the re... View more

Educational focus on attracting business in the Gulf

March 30, 2009

GULF Incentive Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM) is focusing this year s professional education programme on maintaining developing and attracting business. Taking place from March 31 to... View more

Clarcor’s complete focus on filtration

March 29, 2009

CLARCOR is among the world s largest manufacturers of filtration products. Manufacturing over 80 000 types of filter products no other organisation can match Clarcor s capabilities says a company spok... View more

Emirates’ environmental focus - reducing fuel emissions

March 2, 2009

EMIRATES Airline s focus is to operate the world s most efficient fleet of aircraft and as such is implementing a four part strategy to reduce emissions according to Andrew Parker senior vice presiden... View more

Shah project aims to focus shortages

January 25, 2009

THE UAE is in urgent need of supplies for both domestic and industrial sectors as well for reinjection to sustain output from ageing fields. High oil prices earlier last year prompted Abu Dhabi to opt... View more

Oberoi focus on MICE business and good PR

December 31, 2008

The Oberoi Group had a great start to 2008 but also saw a fall from September onwards due to the global financial crisis according to LINCY ISAAC the group s director of sales and marketing. A larger ... View more

World Responsible Tourism Day focus

October 28, 2008

Travel and tourism organisations throughout the world are under increasing pressure from consumers and communities to work more responsibly. The World Travel Market supported by the UNWTO introduced t... View more

World Responsible Tourism Day focus

October 28, 2008

Travel and tourism organisations throughout the world are under increasing pressure from consumers and communities to work more responsibly. The World Travel Market supported by the UNWTO introduced t... View more

Orion Congress focus on economic crisis

October 28, 2008

MORE than 200 delegates attended last month s fifth annual Orion Congress which focused on the future of tourism and showcased topics including the current global economic crisis and the anticipated e... View more

Saudi Arabia to focus intently on taming heavy crude

September 21, 2008

IN THE world of hydrocarbons two factors are now certain. The days of cheap light oil are nearly over; and significant new capacities of heavy crude need to be brought to the market to meet soaring gl... View more

Customer focus seen paying dividends for Abdulkarim

September 21, 2008

Al Abdulkarim Holding Company (AKHC) a leading Saudi supplier and stockist of electrical electromechanical telecommunication instrumentation and oilfield components and equipment has been involved in ... View more

Green focus for travel show

June 26, 2008

The Business Travel Show Dubai is teaming up with YouGovSiraj market research to roll out a comprehensive survey into the business travel trends of corporates in the UAE. The survey which will target ... View more

Caribbean government’s tourism focus

March 30, 2008

The WTTC is in full support of the decision taken by Caricom to devote a full day during its regular meeting of heads of government in July to focus on travel and tourism. This is the first time that ... View more

ATM seminars focus on industry issues

March 30, 2008

A total of 14 leadership seminars tackling key industry issues will be staged for the first time on the show floor at the 15th Arabian Travel Market (ATM) held this year between May 6 and 9. For 2008 ... View more

PTT focus on natural gas in $7bn investment drive

December 30, 2007

PTT Thailand s top energy firm said it planned to invest 241 billion baht ( 7.2 billion) between 2008 and 2012 of which 72 per cent would go into the natural gas business. Major projects included pipe... View more

Climate Change is key focus for ILTM Conference

November 1, 2007

THE International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) has announced the schedule for its opening conference this year along with details of an inaugural Industry Report on the state of the luxury travel indus... View more

Petchem challenges focus of UAE forum

October 28, 2007

Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Ltd (Borouge) is among leading regional firms preparing for a landmark petrochemical summit in the UAE in December. Borouge a joint venture between glabal petrochemical grou... View more

Oil show focus on innovation

October 28, 2007

The UAE Ministry of Energy is supporting a major oil show to be held in Dubai in December. The event gains significance as Abu Dhabi takes the lead in the UAE s mega-energy projects. More than 500 exh... View more

Crucial CIS event ups spa, cruise focus

October 4, 2007

In its 15th year the annual CIS Travel Market has established itself as a key business-to-business exhibition for the travel industry. The inbound and outbound travel event for the Commonwealth of Ind... View more

Galileo urges MEA focus on e-ticketing deadline

October 4, 2007

Galileo is urging suppliers and subscribers in the Middle East to focus on e-ticketing if they are to meet the extended IATA deadline of 96.5 per cent e-ticketing by May 31. As a leading global distri... View more

Proclad is growing fast with a focus on research

September 23, 2007

The Proclad Group a leading global precision engineering manufacturing and service provider for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries is to set up a new company to boost research and developmen... View more

New Malaysian economic zone to focus on tourism

August 29, 2007

A newly announced economic development zone in northern peninsular Malaysia will give a fillip to the tourism industry in the northern states eTN reported. The Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER)... View more

Focus on boosting arrivals from the East

July 30, 2007

Sharjah s tourism sector is looking to the East as it seeks to build on a doubling of visitor numbers over the past year. While the emirate is still somewhat in the shadow of Dubai promotion drives an... View more

Total to focus on African projects

June 10, 2007

African oil will be central to French energy major Total s efforts to hit its output targets this decade its head of exploration and production said. Total is set to increase investment in the region ... View more

Key event to focus on gas

May 27, 2007

The 6th Doha Conference on Natural Gas will be held from October 29 November 1 2007 at the Sheraton Doha Hotel. The conference is hosted and organised by Qatar Petroleum. More than 40 renowned experts... View more

Passenger focus key to Etihad’s growth

April 24, 2007

Etihad Airways has made immense progress since its launch in 2003 and will be profitable in 2010 says CEO James Hogan. In just a few years we have achieved a global brand and in my opinion deliver one... View more

Family to be key focus for Sharjah National Hotels

April 24, 2007

Sharjah National Hotels will be promoting the emirate and its hotels as family friendly at the Arabian Travel Market according to a hotel spokesman. The group owns three hotels in the emirate: The Hot... View more

MICE buyers focus on safety, crisis management

April 24, 2007

What constitutes a safe destination? How important is safety and security when planning international travel? Some US companies have banned corporate travel to Thailand because of political unrest; or... View more

Strong Middle East focus for Silversea in 2007

April 15, 2007

SILVERSEA has introduced several initiatives designed to offer its Middle Eastern guests the finest experience afloat during 2007 says a company official. This is part of a strong Middle Eastern focus... View more

Fresh focus on knowledge and education at IMEX

April 15, 2007

In response to growing demand for high quality professional education opportunities IMEX has expanded the scope of its seminar programme for 2007. The leading meetings industry exhibition which runs f... View more

Singapore focus on clean energy

March 25, 2007

Singapore will invest more than US 110 million to develop a clean energy industry with solar energy as a key area of research the government announced. The tropical island-state with average temperatu... View more

Event to focus on ecology

March 25, 2007

The Bahrain Society of Engineers in association with the Environment Technology & Management Association Saudi Arabian Section of Air & Waste Management Association and Saudi Arabian Water Environemnt... View more

Airlines must focus on efficiency, says IATA chief

February 22, 2007

THE airline industry in 2007 will be marked by lower oil prices and slower revenue growth forcing operating efficiencies according to Giovanni Bisignani IATA s director general and CEO The focus for 2... View more

Dollar-Thrifty set for luxury focus

January 24, 2007

THE Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group (DTAG) has big plans for 2007 says the company s regional director Sam Eltibi both in terms of increasing customer interface with new outlets as well as a strong fo... View more

bmi to focus on mid haul in 2007

December 25, 2006

Brand: bmi Spokesperson: Adrian Parkes sales and marketing director bmi. Plans for 2007? We want to build on the successful route launches to Riyadh Jeddah and Moscow and to look at further developing... View more

Korea focus on plant upgrades

December 10, 2006

This year s steep slide in margins for cheaper oil products drives home the urgency of South Korean refiners plans for multibillion-dollar capacity upgrades and should encourage investors looking to f... View more

Downstream focus is vital for industry

December 10, 2006

The Middle East is well positioned to become a global petrochemical hub a senior executive of The Dow Chemical Company told delegates at the Saudi Energy Forum. Dow a global leader in chemicals and pl... View more

Sharjah focus on steel range

November 12, 2006

The third edition of SteelFab the Middle East s largest display of steel working machinery will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from January 29 to 31. After two very successful editions Steelfab is now... View more

UAE, KSA to be Coral’s focus

October 31, 2006

SHARJAH-BASED Coral International Hotels is set to launch a slew of exotic resorts around the UAE and in South Africa in line with a stated target of 25 properties by 2009 a senior official told TTN. ... View more

UAE, KSA to be Coral’s focus

October 31, 2006

SHARJAH-BASED Coral International Hotels is set to launch a slew of exotic resorts around the UAE and in South Africa in line with a stated target of 25 properties by 2009 a senior official told TTN. ... View more

New look marketing focus for Hyatt Regency

October 31, 2006

DUBAI S Hyatt Regency will be promoting its spanking new look at WTM according to the hotel s general manager. The UK market is quite substantial for the Middle East and this year we need to be there ... View more

Focus on the immaterial

October 31, 2006

THE popular notion of luxury is changing renowned designer Karim Rashid (right) told listeners at a conference in Dubai earlier this year. Rashid who won the Sleep05 European Hotel Design Award for hi... View more

Trade focus for New Zealand

October 1, 2006

ALTHOUGH still a small number more Middle Eastern tourists are travelling to New Zealand than ever in line with the country being perceived as a trendy holiday spot according to an official. Visitor a... View more

Carbon cuts in focus

September 24, 2006

Saudi Aramco continued a tradition of environmental awareness and protection with the first Regional Carbon Management Symposium in Dammam. The three-day symposium drew an estimated 400 participants r... View more

Tourism in firm focus for Egypt’s north coast

August 28, 2006

EGYPT S north coast is turning into a year-round destination with quality resorts and diverse range of attractions. The Mediterranean coast is one of the country s fastest-growing luxury hospitality a... View more

Dubai focus for Marriott

August 28, 2006

AS the weather cools down in the desert and autumn sets in bringing with it weather good enough to head to the beaches two Marriott properties in Dubai are offering special packages this Ramadan from ... View more

Joitex to focus on ecotourism, wellness

June 3, 2006

GOLDEN Bridge is organizing the first edition of the Jordan International Tourism Expo (Joitex) from July 10 to 13. The event is being held in co-ordination with the ministry of tourism and the Jordan... View more

Environmental focus at AHIC

May 31, 2006

ROYALTY finance experts property developers and hoteliers will speak of the need to pursue sustainable environmental policies while building a tourism infrastructure in the Middle East at the Arabian ... View more

Focus on challenges in Middle East

March 26, 2006

GEO 2006 the Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition is more important than ever as the world continues to look to the Middle East as a significant source of supply for its increasing energy... View more

Destination marketing in focus for 2006

March 6, 2006

SHARJAH will continue to position itself as a unique family destination in 2006 it was decided at a recent meeting of the Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA). In a meeting held to... View more

MICE focus for Qatar

March 6, 2006

QATAR the pearl of the Middle East with its recent fortune of having the second largest gas reserves in the world is moving towards economic diversification a prudent approach to ensure a long-term he... View more

BITE to focus on consumers

March 6, 2006

AFTER its phenomenally successful debut in 2005 the second Bahrain International Travel Expo (BITE 2006) promises to be four times as big with exhibitors from around the region as well as Europe and A... View more

Small aircraft, privatisation focus

February 11, 2006

Outlook 2006 Though ambitious we are trying to become an airline that despite its small/ medium size is able to dominate the Middle East and link comprehensively the region both to itself and to the w... View more

Safety issues in focus

December 24, 2005

The British Safety Council has laun-ched the world s first Certificate designed for professionals based outside the UK. The International Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (ICertOSH) has b... View more

Offshore projects in focus

October 30, 2005

Valentine Maritime Ltd has established under the laws of foreign investment its own company in Saudi Arabia. The company will execute all offshore pipelines platform construction sub-sea and other mar... View more

Offshore projects in focus

September 25, 2005

Valentine Maritime Ltd has established under the laws of foreign investment its own company in Saudi Arabia. The company will execute all offshore pipelines platform construction sub-sea and other mar... View more

Saudi to focus on light crude

July 3, 2005

Outlining Saudi Arabia s plans to boost crude oil output in coming years Khalid Al Falih senior vice-president for gas operations at state-owned Saudi Arabian Oil Co said the kingdom will concentrate ... View more

Focus on pilgrim tourism

April 6, 2005

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia holds a special place in the Muslim world. Makkah and Madinah are two holiest cities for all Muslims. These cities are where the two Holy Mosques are located along with oth... View more

Bahrain to focus on F1 at ITB

March 5, 2005

By SREE BHAT There is cheer on the face of Island of Smiles Bahrain as it encounters the global tourism market after registering impressive growth figures last year. Having hosted more than five milli... View more

Business challenges in focus

March 2, 2005

Oil and gas industry experts are making final preparations for the 14th Society of Petroleum Engineers Oil & Gas Show (MEOS 2005) which is scheduled for March 12 to March 15 at the Bahrain Internation... View more

Fairmont to focus on brand positioning

January 4, 2005

What is Fairmont s plan for 2005? In addition to the three new properties coming in this region Abu Dhabi The Palm and Cairo Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has reached an agreement to manage The Savoy Lond... View more

Focus on China to be crucial

November 16, 2004

Sabic plans to invest in petrochemical production facilities in China despite cheaper production costs in its Middle East home market. Yousef Al-Benyan general manager of Sabic Asia Pacific said a Chi... View more

Eco-tourism to be strong focus for Jordan

July 8, 2004

JORDAN plans to focus on building up its eco-tourism segment the minister of environment tourism and antiquities Alia Bouran told TTN. There s more to Jordan than Petra she added. We ve seen some succ... View more

JW Marriott to focus on brand awareness

April 29, 2004

THE JW Marriott Dubai has been chosen as the official host hotel for ATM this year and up to 70 hosted MICE buyers will be accommodated at the hotel during the exhibition. Being the host hotel for 200... View more

Close market focus pays off for AFI

June 24, 2003

When Saudi Arabia based Alaa For Industry (AFI) was established in 1984 it was originally engaged in the contracting supply and service of hydraulic systems for the transport industry. Soon after howe... View more

All eyes focus on 'biggest ever' ATM

May 3, 2003

All eyes will be on Dubai this month as the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2003 kicks-off on the 6th. ATM 2003 is undoubtedly going to be the biggest show to date says an official from Reed Travel Exhibi... View more

DSF 2003 committee to focus on Kenya, Far East

November 7, 2002

The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) Organising Committee will begin its international promotion campaign in Beirut and continue with a focus on the promising new markets of Kenya and the Far East. DSF 2... View more

Middle East to focus on changing perceptions

November 7, 2002

Tourism chiefs from the Middle East are gearing up for World Travel Market 2002 which many see as a crucial opportunity to change public perception about travel to the region. Representatives from acr... View more

Focus turns overseas

March 25, 2002

BY INVESTING abroad and through acquisition Sabic is aiming to make a real impression on the world stage bringing Saudi industrial might and expertise into view. As Sabic management and policy-makers ... View more

Ghawar in focus as lighter oil grades remain high fashion

March 25, 2002

REPORTS AT the end of last year suggested that a major oil well drilling programme in Saudi Arabia was due to focus on the Ghawar field to support the production of Arab Light crude. Whether this happ... View more

Optimised recovery an ongoing focus

January 21, 2002

Adnoc has successfully embarked on a number of schemes to assess undiscovered oil reserves and optimise hydrocarbon recovery from existing fields. During the past three decades Adnoc has expanded its ... View more

Hilton bosses focus on GCC expansion

January 8, 2002

Top executives from Hilton International a leading hotel brand met recently in Dubai to discuss recent hotel openings in the GCC as well as plans for further expansion in the region. Anthony Harris CE... View more

Offshore focus fuels optimism at Fugro

July 16, 2001

Increased focus on the development of offshore hydrocarbon reserves in Iran is providing a positive outlook for Fugro Survey (Middle East) Ltd according to a company official. In an increasingly compe... View more

Bilal to focus on MENA clients

June 2, 2001

Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) has appointed a new account manager dedicated to its Middle East and North African clients. Hibba Bilal 25 is a business administration and psychology honours graduate fr... View more

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