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Expo 2020 : Topical Focus

Expo 2020, the first ever World Expo hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, is showcasing the best examples of collaboration, cooperation and innovation from around the world.

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European Mining Convention: Where European mining meets the world

The European Mining Convention (EMC 2019) is an international mining conference and exhibition that will take place at The Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland on December 3-4. EMC 2019 is an inaugural event that will bring together mining ministries and associations, CEOs, key decision makers, mining leaders, policymakers, investors and innovators along with other relevant stakeholders from all over the world to exchange information, launch new products and services, forge new business connections and discuss over the pressing issues and challenges that matter the most in the mining industry. The two-day exhibition and conference will aggregate the whole mining spectrum to explore opportunities on the international level. With Geoscience Ireland and IMQS as supporting partners, this flagship event will witness the presence of top-notch companies like Priority Drilling, Aurum, Minova, Orica, Nanotech Industrial Solutions, Geobrugg AG, SOLMAX, Aziwell AS, ALS Global, Concrete Canvas, Al Rowad, General Kinematics, Dynaset OY, Quarrying and Mining Equipment, Megaplast India Pvt. Ltd., along with another 70-plus international and national companies showcasing the latest technologies and innovations. The conference will comprise of many sessions where industry leaders will discuss and confer over the latest developments, issues and challenges prevailing in the mining sector as well as: ●       An overview of the European mining industry. ●       New initiatives to bolster the European mining industry. ●       The 3D EXPERIENCE mine – a platform to accelerate innovation. ●       Ireland, the gateway to innovation in the mining sector. ●       Automation in the mining sector . ●       Robominers – resilient bio-inspired modular robotic miners. ●       Delineating

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Event preview: Jeddah Health 2019

Jeddah Health is Saudi Arabia's premier healthcare exhibition and conference, to be held on October 7-9, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Jeddah Health is an optimum meeting place to network and make business with key decision makers and professionals in Saudi Arabia. The event allows exhibitors to display the latest healthcare products, innovations and technologies to thousands of attendees during the show, re-affirm their position as a leading product manufacturer or service provider in the region and build new partnerships in Saudi Arabia's booking healthcare market.Alongside will be conferences focusing on the advancements in the healthcare sector and aims to bring industry leaders, experts and professionals together.For companies looking to be part of the Saudi Arabia’s billion dollar market, Jeddah Health is the platform for you.If you would like to be part of Jeddah Health 2019, please contact us at or call organisers on +971 4 587 8627 for international companies or +966 12 668 5656 for inquiries in Saudi Arabia.For more information, visit:

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Award winning software company ESS Engineering Software Steyr poised to make its mark at Mining Investment London Conference, part of the global Mining Investment Conference Series, will be returning to London for a third time from September 19-20, 2019 and ESS Engineering Software Steyr, an award-winning global software company based in Austria, will be making its debut at the event. What makes ESS unique ESS ( is a producer of cutting-edge hybrid CFD/CSD software and a specialist in automating the pre-processing step of meshing. Besides industries such as automotive and energy, the focus of ESS lies in the mining and mineral processing industry. Its software solutions are technology leaders in their respective disciplines: MERGE – The world’s only software for autonomous data preparation of geometrics PAINT SHOP – To help optimise painting processes in the automotive industry SENSE – A novel flow and solid-state simulation specially developed for non-experts as users From its base in Austria, ESS employs more than 50 people across 15 countries and has offices in Europe, China and India with distributors worldwide. Its innovative approach has been recognised through various awards, including the prestigious Gold Pegasus award in the category of ‘Promising Future Innovators’ in Linz, Austria in June 2019. The Mining Investment London Conference team is honoured to have ESS onboard as a sponsor for this event to showcase the innovative application of its technology in the mining space. Global profile of sponsors, exhibitors and attendees across commodities and expertise Joining ESS at Mining Investment London Conference and Exhibition so far include first time sponsors and exhibitors: MachineMax ( Central Asia Capital Investment Company ( Eusimex Mining (

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Event preview: Future of Mining EMEA

The Future of Mining EMEA conference takes place at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London from June 26-27 with a strategic focused commercial and operational agenda connecting the industry across Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Speakers delivering on these topic areas include Daria Goncharova, Chief Sustainability Officer, Polymetal International PLC, Tom Bailey, Mine Manager – Tara Mines, Boliden, Terry Heymann, Chief Financial Officer, World Gold Council, Jon Wylie, Director Natural Resources, Proudfoot, and Arjen de Bruin, Managing Director OIM Operations Solutions, OIM.With over 200 professionals expected to be in attendance, it will cover a vast range of content spanning right across the entire mining life cycle with technology, development and sustainability at its core. The agenda focuses on areas of development and the challenges ahead as mining begins to look beyond the now and plan for the future.   Key questions the conference will seek to answer include:Overcoming a Lack of Trust: Securing Social License to Operate - What events drive society’s views of mining?Adapting to Survive: How can Miners Integrate an Effective Digital Strategy into their Operations? - How do you manage digitisation when parts of a mining organisation are so different?Stronger Together: The Need for industry collaboration - Why do European miners take a more open approach to collaboration than miners in other regions?From Minecraft to Mineshaft: Engaging with the Next Generation of Talent - How real is the risk of falling short in the quest for new industry talent?Softening the blow of Automation - How great an impact will automation have on the existing mining workforce in EMEA?The conference is well

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Startup disruptive technological solutions to be featured at 3rd Future Cities Show

Future Cities Show will feature disruptive innovations as it holds its third edition on April 8-10, 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Under the theme “Propelling Globalisation through Digital Transformation”, FCS will gather together startup companies to showcase their projects to an international roster of investors.Host city Dubai is emerging to be an ideal ecosystem for startups as it prepares to be technologically ahead of all other cities within the next ten years. Dubai is currently at the forefront in the adoption and application of disruptive technology in the region. Thus, Dubai 10x initiative, set by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will be highlighted at the event along with smart city solution startup projects from around the world.As world cities have started adopting smart city solutions, Dubai adds more value to its own smart city development plans by ensuring urban challenges, in terms of security and safety, are efficiently addressed. Dubai Police is one of the several government agencies complying to this initiative. Through artificial intelligence, Dubai Police is making the emirate of Dubai a much safer place to live and work. Dubai Police’s Smart Area System links over 10,000 CCTV cameras using face recognition technology to predict crime and accidents, detect offenses, and flag wanted criminals and suspects. This state-of-the-art tool can also read vehicle plate number and sends a live feed to the command and control centre. This year, the use of AI has helped the Dubai Police apprehend 550 people, 109 of which were wanted criminals and 441 were suspects

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Event preview: 2019 MENA Vehicle Aftersales Congress

Demand for cars in the Middle East is rising year by year, and the number of autos in the region is expected to reach 44.5 million by 2020. That makes MENA an eye-catching market for automobile aftermarket business. In this context, the largest automobile aftermarket summit in Middle East region organised by Borscon Group - 2019 MENA Vehicle Aftersales Congress - is to be held on March 27-28 in Dubai, gathering more than 280 decision-makers and stakeholders and providing participants with industry knowledge on market conditions and innovation.The summit features two day sessions. Insight keynote session on Day 1 - the topic of the general conference is “Market Overview and Policy Environment for the aftersales stakeholders”. Three parallel forums are to focus on IAM Special, OES Channel and Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket separately on Day 2. Concurrent activities during the summit include panel discussion, coffee breaks and networking.Why you must attendLargest C-Level aftermarket summit in the Middle East region280+ global decision-makers120+ aftermarket dealers/distributors/garages concepts delegates28+ international speakers30+ media exposures15+ global leading aftermarket solutions brands Numerous stakeholders in the aftersales market will attend, including: OEMs, Parts Suppliers, Parts Distributors, Auto Garage Concept, Remanufacturers, Dealers, Vehicle Insurers, Used Car Dealers, Auto Finance Companies, IT Solution Companies, Lubricant Companies, E-commerce Platforms, Fleet Companies, Refinish Coating Companies, Assistance Companies, Associations, Other Related Industry Sectors, Government Authorities, Policy Makers and Regulatory Authorities, Research and Academic Institutions, Industry Trade Associations etc.The TOP 20 first-Registered delegates could enjoy a 20%-OFF early-bird discount. For more information about MENA VAC 2019, please visit: Contact the organising committee Tickets & Sponsorship: Kevin

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SIAL Middle East returns for yet another record breaking edition in 2018

In 2018, SIAL Middle East is gearing towards to welcome 1,000+ exhibitors, 20,000+ visitors and up to 500 fully hosted VIP buyers. The event is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and is organised in strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA).The event this year will feature innovative food, beverage and hospitality products from categories including (but not limited to) grocery products, dried products, confectionery, biscuits and pastry, non-alcoholic beverages, fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, dairy products, eggs, delicatessen, ready meals, meat and tripe, fish, molluscs and shellfish and cured and salted meat. More than 65 percent of the exhibitors at the event this year will be new to the region, which opens up opportunities for buyers and trade visitors representing dealers/distributors, HORECA/foodservice, retail and airline catering sectorsIn addition to engaging with the industry throughout the year using different mediums, SIAL Middle East has number of activities and events over three days that give additional reasons for visitors to come. These activities and events make SIAL Middle East stand out from other trade events in the region.As the host of region’s largest culinary competition La Cuisine, SIAL Middle East welcomes 1,000+ chefs to the event every year. Senior regional and international chefs take guided tours daily to meet with exhibitors at their stands as part of the Roaming Chefs initiative, ensuring the exhibitors with foodservice offering see just the right

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Hi Europe: An Inspirational Business Platform for Food Retailers

As part of Hi Europe & Ni, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany (27–29 November), the new Healthy Finished Products Expo provides a novel platform for innovative new end products from all over the world that have already made their way into the retail sector.At the Healthy Finished Products Expo, exhibitors at this year's show will present their high-quality end products – from functional foods made from natural ingredients and whole meals to special medical purposes nutrition, dietary supplements and active nutrition drinks. The new pavilion offers visitors from the retail environment a one-stop-shop on the 22,000 square metre show floor. In addition, a free business matchmaking tool will encourage networking throughout the show, enabling business appointments to be arranged online. A customer lounge and tasting bar will provide the perfect framework for successful meetings.The enormous range of new developments in functional foods and beverages presented at the exhibition makes Hi Europe & Ni an important and inspirational business platform for food retailers, drugstores and pharmacies, as well as distributors. In addition, more than 40 exhibiting companies produce ingredients and/or finished products themselves, including key players such as Glanbia Nutritionals and Stern Vitamins.Healthy food: a growing but undefined category Commenting on the upcoming event, Hi Europe Brand Manager, Julien Bonvallet said: "Consumers associate both healthy food as well as nutritional supplements with a positive effect on their own health. At the same time, they expect more transparency, sustainability and trustworthiness than with normal finished products. Meeting these high standards is a key task for the entire industry.

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Hi Europe & Ni 2018: Food Safety in Focus

Numerous exhibitors will demonstrate the industry’s innovative power in the new Expo FoodTec pavilion. Additionally, with food safety being a key topic, expert presentations will showcase innovations in processing technologies, hygiene, certification and supply chain traceability.The exhibitors, including Atlantia Food Clinical Trials, Innov’ia Manufacturing Services, Glatt Engineering and NSF Health Sciences, will cover a wide range of food processing and packaging issues, such as plant development, contract manufacturing or regulatory affairs and a broad array of new products and services.Expo FoodTec will be a huge draw for ingredient producers, process engineers, R&D managers as well as decision makers with quality management and safety responsibilities.  Concentrated knowledgeWith causes ranging from contamination in the process chain to tainted raw materials, the number of food and beverage recalls in Europe has quadrupled since 2008. Producers therefore need to react quickly and be able to reconstruct and assess the entire production process. This also calls for the highest standards of quality management, safety and supply chain traceability.Industry experts will offer concrete solutions that are designed to meet the stringent requirements of both producers and suppliers. Rob Kooijmans, founder of, will explain how companies can prevent contamination through optimised quality controls and how it’s possible to detect and resolve issues of this kind.For the first time, IUFoST, the World Food Science and Technology Congress, is organising a conference on process technology and its contribution to a new generation of healthy food in Frankfurt. Among others, Dr Volker Heinz, Managing Director of the German Institute of Food Technology (DIL), will speak on

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