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Christmas Expectations Revealed

Christmas Expectations Revealed
Stock availability issues and unsuitable delivery times have resulted in retailers losing nearly a fifth of their customers to rivals over the Christmas shopping period, according to the third annu

Gulfood 2017 Targets Record Numbers

Gulfood 2017 Targets Record Numbers
The UAE’s food and beverage (F&B) market is continuing its evolution as an industry capital thanks to forward-thinking operators looking to maximise their stake in a market expected to be worth

Commission Launches New Initiative to Improve Health and Safety of Workers

Commission Launches New Initiative to Improve Health and Safety of Workers
Investment in occupational health and safety improves people's lives by preventing accidents and work-related illness. Building on past efforts, the Commission's new initiative aims to better prote

Dubai Drink Technology Expo

Dubai Drink Technology Expo
The ninth edition of the Dubai Drink Technology Expo (DDTE) is scheduled to be held from 7-9 March 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center. DDTE aims to facilitate networki

Finavia Invests in Digital Services for Chinese Passengers

Finavia Invests in Digital Services for Chinese Passengers
Chinese passengers are the most rapidly growing customer group at Helsinki Airport, where they are able to use a familiar payment method which will further improve their service experience.

JDA & WMG, University of Warwick Study

JDA & WMG, University of Warwick Study
European manufacturers are failing to effectively use data and analytics when it comes to supply chain planning and segmentation, according to a new report from

The 100-Day Countdown to IFE 2017 Begins

The 100-Day Countdown to IFE 2017 Begins
In less than 100 days, the UK’s largest and most innovative food and drink event is bringing the world’s best produce to London. The International Food & Drink Event 2017 (IFE 2017) runs from

African Economic Growth and the Global Repercussions

African Economic Growth and the Global Repercussions
According to a recent EY report, despite current global uncertainties regarding growth prospects, the longer-term outlook for economic growth and investment in Africa remains positive. African econ

Gold Standard for Information Security

Gold Standard for Information Security
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial centre connecting businesses and financial institutions with emerging markets across the Middle East, South Asia and

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time
Brother International Europe has extended its partnership with pioneering rainforest sustainability charity, Cool Earth by donating sewing machines to a vil

Nokia Collaboration with UAE GCAA

Nokia Collaboration with UAE GCAA
Nokia and the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) have entered into a strategic collaboration to drive the development of an end-to-end UAS ecosystem that will make the UAE

Insurers Still Wary of Iran

Insurers Still Wary of Iran
Iran is the largest non-life insurance market in the Middle East and was the 29th largest market globally in 2014. Non-life market premium income, excluding health business, grew 22.6 percent from

CWC’s World LNG Awards Shortlist Announced

CWC’s World LNG Awards Shortlist Announced
The shortlist for the 11th Annual CWC LNG Awards has just been announced by the CWC Group. The categories for 2016 include the coveted CWC / World Gas Intelligence (WGI) LNG Award for Ou

New JDA/Centiro Report

New JDA/Centiro Report
More than 80 percent of European online shoppers are willing to exceed minimum order thresholds if it qualifies them for free delivery or collection, according to data from the

EU-Canada Summit

EU-Canada Summit
The deal will benefit exporters, big and small, creating opportunities for European and Canadian companies and their employees, as well as for consumers. 99 percent of import duties will be elimina

Tesco/Unilever: The Post-Brexit Landscape

Tesco/Unilever: The Post-Brexit Landscape
The Tesco/Unilever price dispute is arguably the first real example of uncertainty to hit UK consumers post-Brexit, according to Duncan Boyd, manager at global supply chain consultancy

OpEx MENA 2016

OpEx MENA 2016
In 2013, Euro Petroleum Consultants (EPC) launched a series of high-level conferences known as ‘OpEx’; Operational Excellence in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals. The events have been very well

Egypt Oil & Gas Business Meetings 2016

Egypt Oil & Gas Business Meetings 2016
Egypt Oil & Gas Business Meetings 2016, taking place in Cairo on 14-15 November, 2016 is a unique, human-scale platform of business and technical presentations focusing on Egypt’s promisin

Amsterdam: The Financial, Cultural and Creative Centre of the Netherlands

Amsterdam: The Financial, Cultural and Creative Centre of the Netherlands
The financial, cultural and creative centre of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world frequented by more than 11 million tourists each year. Affectionately know

Middle East Electricity | Solar Middle East: Energising the Smart City

Middle East Electricity | Solar Middle East: Energising the Smart City
Middle East Electricity (MEE), one of the world’s leading power exhibitions, has announced its theme for the 2017 edition. Alongside Dubai Municipality and the Environmental Council for Arab Towns,

Hi Europe Delivers Innovation

Hi Europe Delivers Innovation
The leading global event for supplements, nutraceuticals and functional food & beverages solutions, Hi Europe & Ni provides you with a 360-degree perspective of the nutrition and health ing

Embracing Technology: Four Trends for Manufacturing Marketers That Will Drive Growth

Embracing Technology: Four Trends for Manufacturing Marketers That Will Drive Growth
By Joe Birkedale, Managing Director, CatalystWe’re going to put it out there; it’s hardly visionary to expect the manufacturing indust

The Big 5 Dubai

The Big 5 Dubai
Running from 21-24 November, The Big 5 2016 is expected to attract 75,000 participants and 3,000 exhibitors who will be able to access the 113,526 square metre Dubai World Trade Centre floor space.

International Islamic Banking Summit Africa (IIBSA)

International Islamic Banking Summit Africa (IIBSA)
The 2016 edition of International Islamic Banking Summit Africa (IIBSA) will serve as a platform for global industry leaders to convene and share innovative ideas to boost economic development; and