Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Art Paris in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH), has launched artparis-abudhabi.
Created in 1999, artparis is an international fair dedicated to modern and contemporary art which takes place in March of each year, in the heart of Paris, under the elegant glass roof of the Grand Palais, a prestigious location of French culture, now in Abu Dhabi.

A unique approach to become the destination point of the region art market.

artparis-abudhabi , Emirates placeHotel , November 26-29-2007

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Exhibition Management Degree (EMD)

To my readers if there is any, I want to say it is long time again a way from blogging but I was really busy planning and organizing for a key events that fruitfully done, it was long and hectic month but I really enjoy it, I enjoy very much organizing events and my most satisfaction comes when finally I see participants coming together and working together as we planned, it s like the feeling of movie director when finally he is able to watch his movie in the screen.
Today I want to drew your attention to this good news
Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) have joined forces to offer regional managers, government officials, project managers, and event organizers the chance to obtain a specialised degree in event management. To read more you can click here

Since I involved in the filed of events and meetings 9 years ago I was always in search for a course or a degree in event management because I believe there is much to learn within this specialization, in the last couple of years I found several courses and degree related to the meeting industry but all of them are abroad and sine I am working full time job you can imagine how difficult it is to enroll in such course.
Yes it is great news for me that this course is coming to Dubai but it is tough one too, most of the course or two module of it as I understand is online course the other two modules are on-site which in this case is Dubai world trade centre, although Dubai is not far from Abu Dhabi but it is difficult task for me as full time employee but I think I can mange to take some days off out of my 35 day annual paid leave
But the big issue is can I pay 3300 Euro which is about 16,000 DH for the full EMD course? I am not sure in my opinion it is really an expensive course especially for a new or unheard of degree yet, however I am going to contact the UFI office for the Middle East which happened to be here in Abu Dhabi to look for a discount or a way to pay in installment
I would also like to hear from any person in the other regions about this course if any one enrolls in it before and reading this.
Another related news to share with you which is an evident of the importance of MICE or the meeting industry for Abu Dhabi and the middle east:
Construction begins on AED 8 billion 'Capital Centre' in Abu Dhabi
An AED 8 billion business and residential micro-city which will become the world's first fully networked exhibition and lifestyle destination.

'As a thriving destination, Capital Centre will have a huge economic impact on Abu Dhabi; the development will directly support business, trade and investment, in addition to stimulating events which themselves encourage the tourism and hospitality sector,'
Simon Horgan, Chief Executive Officer, ADNEC
Capital Centre is being developed under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company and the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA).
To read the full press release click here