2nd edition of the conference “Export to the Gulf States” – 23/10/17 @ Hotel Marriott
Oct 23 all-day

Entrepreneurs of manufacturing companies see great potential in promoting their products in foreign markets. Apart of all well-known export directions, the Gulf States market is now becoming increasingly popular. The success of Polish business entities proves that Polish entrepreneurs can successfully start the export process to Arab markets.

Entering a new market always involves a need to discern, discern not only about competition but also about legal aspects. Besides of that while speaking about Arab countries we cannot forget the important aspect of culture.

The potential of that region and the local prosperity are factors that allow companies looking for expansion to see a bright future there. However, there are still many questions and issues to be clarified.

How to export to Arab markets?

The constant development of the Arab markets means a great opportunity for Polish entrepreneurs to promote their products and, therefore, an attractive profit.

Where to start? And how to enter the Gulf States market? Is local tax law complicated?

To get answers to these questions, all entrepreneurs interested in exporting their products to UAE market should take part in the 2nd edition of the conference “Export to the Gulf States” which will take a place in Warsaw, on October 23rd, 2017.

The Middle East is still a huge potential for earning, investing, and above all exporting. There are entrepreneurs from all over the world, therefore participation in the conference may be a big opportunity to acquire new business contacts, it is also an excellent chance for B2B dealings with local representatives from Middle Eastern companies.

Apart from the speeches given by experts and representatives of local companies from the United Arab Emirates, there will also be a workshop.

This part of the conference guarantees entrepreneurs a solid dose of practical knowledge – They will be taught by the example of a cosmetic company and its entry into the Middle East market.

The Organizer also provide a discussion panel during the conference to dispel the doubts of participants.

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The Maritime Standard Awards @ the Atlantis Ballroom, Atlantis, The Palm
Oct 23 all-day
The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference
Oct 24 all-day
TV Connect MENA @ Dubai Marina, Dubai
Oct 30 – Oct 31 all-day

MENA’s exclusive C-level event, dedicated to video and content. Now in its 10th year, TV Connect MENA will bring together the leading players from this fast-growing region to help you safeguard your content and develop the strategies to cash in on the change.

We guarantee you will make deeper connections, discover the latest innovations and develop your road map, by providing practical solutions from key case studies and panel discussions by industry experts. So what are you waiting for? Let’s push frontiers within the video and content ecosystem and work together to overcome the challenges faced by the evolution of the industry.

International Apparel and Textile Fair @ Dubai World Trade Center
Nov 1 – Nov 3 all-day

International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF) Dubai is UAE’s exclusive and premier platform for sourcing apparels, fashion, fabrics, clothing accessories, machinery and home textiles. IATF 7th edition will showcase Autumn/Winter 2018 Pre-collections and Spring/Summer Highlights.

With an increasing number of exhibitors per season, the fair aims to expand with each event becoming a major influence in the UAE fashion scene. The fair will attract a wide range of textile and apparel mills, accessories and print suppliers, together with large print designers. Exhibitors are mainly from Italy, China, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, UK, India, Thailand and more.

IATF provides manufacturers and their agents with the opportunity to showcase their products to the most influential buyers and designers on the UAE fashion sphere. Principally a ‘Trade Only’ event, IATF provides a professional and conducive atmosphere to business and networking in response to the need of a dedicated trade exhibition in Dubai, UAE. The show has been designed for a quality event for the fashion, fabrics and apparel business in the Middle East and African region.

2nd Annual GCC HVAC Summit
Nov 14 – Nov 15 all-day
Dubai Green Hotel Innovation
Nov 21 – Nov 22 all-day

Dubai has 700 hotels in operation, with 300 hotels in the pipeline to open before 2020. The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced the launch of a new initiative to reduce the carbon footprint in Dubai’s hospitality industry as the sector targets greater environmental sustainability.

The 2nd Annual Dubai Green Tourism Hotel Innovation will discuss the Dubai green tourism programme updates and initiatives as well as best practices and the latest technology for reducing operating costs and improving sustainable performance through sustainability and retrofitting programmes.

The Sales Optimization& Marketing Excellence Summit – Dubai 2017
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day
International Concrete Technology Forum 2017
Dec 3 – Dec 6 all-day

Join the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Grey Matters and the sponsors for the 2017 International Concrete Technology Forum, December 03, in Qatar and December 05-06, in UAE.

The International Concrete Technology Forum provides learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for concrete manufacturing, design and construction. NRMCA hosts technical conferences in North America and other parts of the world each year.

The conference provides learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for concrete manufacturing and construction.

Gulf Traffic Exhibition Announces New Direction for 2017
Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day

Smart Innovation key focus at 15th edition to ensure show offering matches industry growth trends; Inaugural partner show Gulf Parking to launch this year

The Gulf Traffic Exhibition and Conference, which will take place 4-6 of December at the Dubai World Trade Centre, has officially unveiled its new direction for 2017 which includes a full re-brand, a dedicated theme surrounding ‘Smart Technologies’ and the official launch of Gulf Parking.

A key highlight for this year, the introduction of Gulf Parking as a brand new standalone exhibition, which will run adjacent to Gulf Traffic, further adds to the brands offering by widening the focus to support other key industry sectors. This new launch event will cater to the latest in smart payment and intelligent access control solutions from across the world, creating a new avenue for companies to showcase their latest product range to the traffic and transport industries.

Further supporting the new direction, which is mainly focusing on Intelligent Transport Solutions (ITS), Smart Innovations and Parking, for this year is a number of new content streams available to visitors. The first of these is the new-to-show E-Mobility Zone, which will showcase four vehicle companies, within a live action zone including demos and seminars, that are pioneering the development and implementation of Electric Vehicles.

Another brand new offering this year is the implementation of Smart Zone areas. Through a dedicated exhibition space and Smart Mobility conference, exhibitors will be able to showcase their latest ITS and Smart Technology products to the industry. The conference platform will include a combination of original research papers that will be exclusively unveiled at the conference, and successful case studies showcasing international initiatives that are evolving infrastructure, smart mobility, parking, and traffic systems worldwide.

Exhibitors already signed up to the 2017 edition include Vitronic, Jenoptik, 3M, Adolf Nissen, Orafol, Parifex, Flir, Tagmaster, PTV, Image Sensing, Transcore, Ortana, Transpo Group.

Officially supported by the UAE’s Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MoID), Gulf Traffic plans to host over 150 exhibitors and attract approximately 2500 industry peers from 50 countries, both across the Middle East and beyond.

Business Transformation Design & Delivery @ Dusit Thani, Dubai, UAE
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day

Transforming to the new normal

To tackle the challenge of sustained lower oil prices and the impending implementation of VAT, businesses need to diversify operating models to seize the opportunities brought about by an increasingly digitized society. A recent study showed that embracing digital transformation could generate US$16.9 billion in extra revenue each year for companies in the Middle East from 2017 to 2021. For this reason, the region’s businesses are embracing digital disruption to enhance their customer engagement as well as transform their traditional business offerings.

With this in mind, we are delighted to organize the Business Transformation Summit taking place from 5-7 December 2017 in Dubai, UAE, which aims to foster the alignment of business transformation with digital transformation in order to help enhance the core business offerings of all organizations. We aim to provide a forum where the key industries of the GCC can discuss and learn about the key transformations taking place in the market today.

The Energy Digitalisation Summit Middle East (EDs ME) @ Fairmont The Palm, Dubai
Dec 12 – Dec 13 all-day

Taking place 12-13th December at Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, EDS ME will provide the platform for leading technology solution providers, technology investors, evangelists and energy companies from across the value chain to network, showcase and discover new products and solutions. As the only forum specifically focused on IIoT, IoT, Big Data and Analytics for the Energy Industry, TEDs ME will enable buyers and sellers from the technology and energy sectors to come together in a unique and focused setting.

Join us on twitter @ED_Summit and Linkedin

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.


The Big 5 Heavy @ Dubai World Trade Centre
Mar 26 – Mar 28 all-day
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