Session for entrepreneurs on “The Art of Dealing with Luxury brands” @ Impact Hub Dubai - Office 304, Saaha B Lobby, Souk Al Bahar Parking – Downtown Dubai
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Impact Hub Dubai collaborates with w2w Events to host a session on 24th of January for budding entrepreneurs in the region 

Impact Hub Dubai will be hosting a session on 24th of January from 7:00pm till 8:00pm on “The Art of dealing with luxury brands” by Anand Kumar – Executive Director of ABRA VM & SD who has over 10 years of experience in running a luxury retail design and production firm based in Dubai; this event is in collaboration with w2w event’s initiative to offer opportunities to young entrepreneurs with hosting live sessions by industry leaders.

Anand Kumar – Executive Director of ABRA VM & SDsays “When I was invited to speak, I welcomed the opportunity to share and offer from my personal experience dealing with luxury brands; I think it’s a great initiative by Impact Hub and w2w events to create events where like minds can meet, exchange ideas & offer mentorship and guidance.”


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Future Landscape & Playspaces Abu Dhabi Conference
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day
Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture @ Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center
Feb 5 – Feb 6 all-day

  • Event aligned with Late Sheikh Zayed’s vision and values of promoting sustainability and food security in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Forum organized alongside the region’s First International Conference of Arab Beekeepers Union and VIV MEA 2018 Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is set to host the Global Forum for Innovation In Agriculture (GFIA Abu Dhabi 2018) which will run from 5 to 6 February, 2018 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, and in strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, the event will coincide with the UAE Innovation Month, and showcase the latest innovations and technologies in sustainable agriculture and food security from across the Middle East and North Africa.

GFIA Abu Dhabi 2018 will be held alongside the second Poultry Technology Fair (VIV MEA 2018 Abu Dhabi), which caters to the requirements of poultry farming and livestock and feed production as well as the First International Conference of Arab Beekeepers Union, which aims to enhance the productivity of beekeepers and honey production companies across the region. With more than 1.5 million tonnes of honey being produced worldwide and tens of thousands of tonnes produced annually in the Arabian Gulf States, this prestigious conference will support the growth of this vitally important sector.

GFIA Abu Dhabi is sponsored by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs and will draw the participation of several leading speakers and innovators from across the world. The fifth edition of the event will focus on six key areas: indoor farming and hydroponics, date palm production, aquaculture, livestock and animal production, sustainable crops and beekeeping. It will also highlight various agricultural practices, environmental conservation, crop promotion, pest control and tackling the challenges of climate change. Additionally, 600 companies from different countries and scientific centers will present their ideas and vision for sustainable food production to more than 15,000 visitors expected to attend the three collocated events.

The Forum will also bring together leading figures and experts from the public and private sectors who influence the food security policies and agricultural sustainability. It will feature panel sessions on food security focusing on five main themes to develop the blueprint for increasing local production and attracting foreign investment in fish farming, milk and dairy production, poultry products, as well as date and date palm waste industries.

UAE’s Ministry of Interior to review the latest technologies at MOI Innovation Summit
Feb 5 – Feb 7 all-day

UAE’s Ministry of Interior will review the latest technology innovation from around the world at MOI Innovation Summit which will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior and Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
The aim of this summit, which will take place on 5-7 February 2018 in Abu Dhabi, is to anticipate future challenges and stay one step ahead in order to ensure the security and safety of the UAE.

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Feb 12 – Feb 13 all-day
Gulf Steel Show – Conference and Exhibition
Feb 26 – Feb 28 all-day

The event ‘Gulf Steel Show” scheduled to take place on 26 – 28 February 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates as a dedicated and prestigious steel conference and exhibition for the Oil and Gas Industry, where your presence will make the difference. The upcoming event is the first of its kind to be held in entire GCC, and is all set to be attended by National Oil Companies, International Oil Companies, Technology Vendors, Energy Service providers and Universities in support of steel application for the Oil and Gas Industry and innovation for next generation steel manufacturing.

The event will be a valuable platform for exchanging ideas and expertise, and fostering inter-regional relationships, will gather industry leaders, experts, scientists and decision makers from steel and metallurgy industry, oil and gas operators, technology and service providers from all over the world.

This year, the program will be organized to feature Pipeline and Tubular Products, Structural Steel, Steel Quality, Standards and Protection as key areas of debate and discussion. The organizing committee has facilitated the attendance of renowned Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry leaders and professionals from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, America and others to exchange ideas and share experiences.

The Objective of Gulf Steel Show is to create a platform for enabling the exchange of practical experiences and scientific breakthroughs in all aspects of steel production and protection engineering in addition to seeking solutions for various challenges that materials engineers face and innovation for next generation steel manufacturing.


MENA Cyber Health Summit
Mar 26 – Mar 27 all-day

Building the Resilience of Cybersecurity in Healthcare

26-27 March 2018

Dubai, UAE

Event Overview

In May, 2017, WannaCry affected organizations across the globe, including numerous hospitals. It led to work shut down at hospitals across the United Kingdom and affected hospitals in Canada and United States. According to a report by an investment banking advisory firm Alpen Capital, the GCC healthcare market is projected to grow at a CGR compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.1% per annum from an estimated $40.3 billion in 2015 to $71.3 billion in 2020. With this growth comes the risk of cyber-attacks which can vary from financial fraud, medical insurance fraud, attacks on computer-controlled medical devices to patient information.

MENA Cyber Health Summit, scheduled to take place on 26 & 27 March 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, aims to

to create a platform for all stakeholders to discuss and help healthcare organizations develop a real-time response and recovery, to cyber threats.

Key Highlights

  • Defining Cybersecurity for Healthcare: Why should hospital leaders care about cybersecurity?
  • Discussing possibilities of a secure cyber environment in hospitals
  • Protecting assets and managing the cybersecurity risks
  • Role of hospital leadership in preventative measures and suggested risk management activities
  • Emergency Preparedness: Liaising with staff and key partners

The Big 5 Heavy @ Dubai World Trade Centre
Mar 26 – Mar 28 all-day
The Cybersecurity Leaders Forum @ Park Hyatt Hotel, Dubai
Mar 26 all-day

Recharge your professional relationships at The Cybersecurity Leaders Forum: the premium gathering for senior ICT executives. With attendance from across the MENA region – we have created a unique business model which provides the perfect platform to allow you to depart professionally recharged and on track with new focused insights and essential collaborations.

Working in collaboration with EY, Get Safe Online, Quorum Cyber and the National Center for Cybersecurity Technologies, the main elements of the Forum include:

– world class presentations

– interactive panel discussions

– insightful workshops

– focused networking

Taking place at the luxurious award-winning Park Hyatt Hotel in Dubai on 26 March 2018 please visit for further inquiries on our corporate packages and sponsorship opportunities.

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Annual Investment Meeting (AIM)
Apr 9 – Apr 11 all-day

The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) is the World’s Leading Platform for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). It is an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

AIM is the largest global investment gathering of corporate leaders, policymakers, businessmen, regional and international investors, entrepreneurs, leading academics and experts showcasing up-to-date information, strategies, and knowledge on attracting FDI. It aims to connect businesses and countries willing to engage in sustainable partnerships with investors.

The eighth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting will be held on April 9 – 11, 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The theme is ‘Linking Developed and Emerging Markets through FDI: Partnerships for Inclusive Growth & Sustainable Development’. It will explore the best practices to create inclusive growth for all economic participants and analyze policy mixes that governments should adopt to encourage the investor community to protect the well-being of nations that join to form a greater ecosystem.

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Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition @ Dubai World Trade Centre
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm
RetrofitTech Dubai Summit & Awards @ Roda Al Bustan Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Apr 10 – Apr 11 all-day

The leading platform for Dubai’s multi-sector retrofit programme and the Emirate-wide adoption of energy-efficient technologies.

Hosted and strategically endorsed by Etihad ESCO and TAQATI, the 4th annual RetrofitTech Dubai Summit & Awards will give provide an update on the retrofitting strategy across Dubai. The summit will highlight the latest project opportunities for retrofitting government buildings, as well as the buildings within the commercial, retail, hospitality, healthcare, education and industrial sectors, and the best practice retrofitting strategies.

6th International Istanbul Smart Grids and Cities Congress and Fair @ Istanbul Congress Center
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day
The 6th International Smart Grids and Cities Congress and Fair @ Istanbul Congress Center
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day


The 6th International Smart Grids and Cities Congress and Fair, which will be held with the support of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications as well as the Energy Market Regulatory Authority and in strategic partnership with ELDER (Association of Electricity Distribution System Operators) and GAZ-BIR (Natural Gas Distribution Companies Association), will open its doors at Istanbul Congress Center on April 25 and 26, 2018.

The 6th International Smart Grids and Cities Congress and Fair, which will be assembling the stakeholders of the energy industry, to which nearly 350 global corporations will attend as booth exhibitors, and of which the United Kingdom is a Country Partner, is expected to be attended by over 10 thousand industry representatives,experts and academicians from more than 50 countries.


Turkey’s current grid infrastructure, now, hardly meets the needs as it is based on the 90’s technology. Therefore, our country has been renovating the infrastructural systems, choosing the state-of-the-art technology, which is also preferred worldwide. The experts state that it is critically important throughout the transformation process that mutual communication between the supplier and the user should be ensured, the supply and consumption should be monitored by way of the integration of smart meters and monitoring systems to power and gas networks, and continuous, reliable and quality power transmission to the users should be assured. The transformation of currently existing systems into smart systems is considered essential in order to both enable excellent consumer satisfaction and prevent losses and inefficiency through the remote monitoring of grids.


The experts, who note that smart grids will contribute the most to the economy and the consumers, emphasize that reduction in the number and the duration of outages, savings in operational costs and integration to the grid of renewable energy resources, which account for a considerable portion within energy production, will also become more efficient by way of smart grids and smart systems.


The experts, who state those smart systems will also contribute to the protection of the environment, comment as follows; “A significant result of this will be experienced directly by the consumers. The quality of the power used will increase while energy procurement costs will drop. These systems will enable individuals not to remain solely as consumers but to generate power by way of the solar panels that could install on the roofs of their homes and contribute to the grids. This congress and fair, which is being held through the course of transformation to smart system of Turkey with a population of some 80 million people, where there are 35 million water subscribers, 35 million power subscribers and 10 million gas subscribers, will serve as an international platform, were exhibitors will be assembled with all stakeholders, have their inquiries addressed, learn about the latest developments in smart systems, witness model applications and determine their investment strategies.”

Wet Infrastructure Summit @ Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
May 2 – May 3 all-day

Wet Infrastructure Summit 2018

The region has over the years gained experience in mitigating and managing the risks that threaten water supply. The Wet Infrastructure Summit 2018 details opportunities and requirements for designing, constructing, refurbishing, operating and maintaining effective, sewage, drainage networks, treatment, coastal restoration and maintenance of all water assets in the MENA Region.