Archive for June, 2007

An Event to Explode your Techno Senses

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

GITEX Shopper 2007 – all set to redefine the IT, Digital Convergence and Consumer Electronics shopping experience

Get connected! Tune in! Log on! If technology matters to you, ensure that you do whatever it takes to be a part of GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, the single largest retail event for IT consumer electronics and digital convergence in the region! This mega-event in its 17th edition will be held at Airport Expo Dubai from 6 – 12 September 2007, and is expected to attract over 135,000 potential consumers from across the Middle East. Visitors will range from IT professionals to end users, tech-savvy enthusiasts to trade buyers as well as students and discerning bargain-hunters.

One of the biggest draws during this year’s event promises to be the newly added “Leisure and Lifestyle Electronics� section. Automotive enhancements, cameras and lenses, clocks and watches, digital receivers, games, global positioning systems and a host of lifestyle electronics and gadgets will add a new dimension to the event, attracting a younger, trendier and more lucrative audience than before.

“GITEX Shopper has always been an event that has moved with the times. With the rapid ongoing expansion that Dubai is enjoying, the standard of living being offered to its residents has significantly improved. Lifestyle electronics is a sign of the times, and it makes perfect sense to accommodate this new segment in this year’s event�, said Mr Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General, Dubai World Trade Centre.

This year’s show will utilise all three halls at the Airport Expo Dubai and the timing will be extended by an hour on all the days of the show. In addition to the new section, gaming and entertainment, consumer electronics, information technology, digital mobility and office automation will be featured again.

GITEX Shopper 2007 will attract many trade visitors who can take the exhibitor’s business to a whole new level. Fayez Hakim, the Retail Manager of Emirates Computers commented on this fact when he said “We have been exhibiting here for a few years now, and the sales have exceeded expectations each time. The target audience is focussed, the facilities are ideal and the results are showing. We recorded a 15% increase in sales in 2006 compared to the previous year.�

Saleemuddin Khan, General Manager, RadioShack (Global Link Communications LLC) said “Participation at the GITEX Shopper 2006 was an opportunity not only to generate revenue but also further strengthen awareness within UAE and the region. It was a good platform for retailers to recognise their brand exposure in a multi national and multi cultural atmosphere. We experienced a substantial higher turnover during the Show�.

Make sure you are a part of this extraordinary shopping phenomenon. Join the week long fun and extravaganza of deals, launches, offers, promotions, competitions, contests and sales that will take your business to a whole new level!

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007 – The single largest and most successful retail platform for technology in the Middle East – will run from 6 – 12 September 2007 at Airport Expo Dubai. It is held in association with GITEX Technology Week which is made up of three major trade shows: GITEX Business Solutions, GULFCOMMS and Consumer Electronics – taking place from 8 – 12 September 2007 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC).

About GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo


GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo has firmly established itself as the single largest and most successful retail platform for technology in the Middle East. Last year this high-energy event attracted a total of 132,327 visitors and reported sales in excess of AED 84 million. The exhibition attracted a participation of 157 exhibitors showcasing over 15,000 products.

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007 will be held in association with GITEX Technology Week which is made up of the following components:

* GITEX Business Solutions – The Leading IT Trade Event for Enterprise and SMBs for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
* GULFCOMMS – The Largest International Telecommunications Trade Event for Mobile, Fixed, IP and Satellite for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
* Consumer Electronics – The Premier International Trade Event for Consumer Electronics, IT Systems, Components and Peripherals for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
* GITEX Technology Week Global Conference – in strategic partnership with Dubai Internet City

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)

As the organiser of GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, Dubai World Trade Centre offers over 27 years’ experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 15 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in the Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.

For more information, please contact:

Joumana Tannous, Danielle Hosri,, Khalil Majdalawi Sherine Retna
Tamra C2 Dubai World Trade Centre
Tel : +971 4294 1177 Tel: +971 4 308 6085
Fax : +971 4295 1188 Fax: +971 4 318 8607

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Facility Management is Becoming More Global and More Complex

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

Over 400 FM experts to confer at the 2007 European Facility Management Conference in Zurich.

The significance of facility management, as a means of optimising energy efficiency in buildings, for minimising risk factors and improving cost process and organisational structures, is increasing continuously throughout the world. At the 2007 European Facility Management Conference (EFMC), about 400 attendees will be discussing current trends and challenges in the FM sector at the Swiss National Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, on 26 and 27 June. Prof. Dr. h.c. Lothar Späth (Merrill Lynch Germany) will open the international conference with a paper on “The European Strategy a Model for the Future for a Globalised World. One of the most influential management thinkers, Dr. Kjell A. Nordstrm from the Stockholm School of Economics, will close the wide-ranging conference programme with a talk on Karaoke Capitalism and the Pressure to Innovate.

Between these events, two parallel series of lectures and the simultaneous Sixth EuroFM Research Symposium will also take place at the EFMC. There will be a presentation on best-practice examples from the private and public sectors, a discussion on the subject of energy efficiency and risk management, and a demonstration on the implementation and use of IT systems. Overseas speakers from the USA, Japan, Canada, Spain and other countries will also discuss the issues of cost and workplace management.

This year the European FM Awards will be presented for the first time at the EFMC and will recognise extraordinary achievements in practice, teaching and research.

About the EFMC

Year after year, two of the biggest international FM associations, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the European Facility Management Network (EuroFM), offer a platform for discussion and presentation of current developments and innovations in facility management, the so-called EFMC. Over 400 conference attendees make this occasion one of the biggest international FM events in Europe. A joint group consisting of the associations FM Switzerland, IFMA Switzerland and the MFS, together with the ETH (ETH) Zurich and the Wädenswil Technical Institute, has succeeded in getting this important conference to come to Zurich. They are being supported by EUROFORUM Switzerland as the conference organiser.

More information can be obtained at:

Further information and press contact from:
Karin Schnyder
Project Manager (Property and Facility Management)
EUFORUM Handelszeitung Konferenz AG
PO Box / Seestrasse 344
CH-8027 Zurich
Telephone: +41 44 288 9462
Fax: +41 44 288 9456

EUROFORUM Handelszeitung Konferenz AG has been organising and holding conferences, seminars and workshops for managers throughout Switzerland since 1999. The company and its products are oriented to managers and decision-makers in business, science, government and the public service. The company was formed in 1998 as a joint venture between EUROFORUM Deutschland GmbH and Handelszeitung und Finanzrundschau AG� and today employs 21 people.

Euroforum HandelsZeitung
Konferenz AG
Postfach/Seestrasse 344
CH-8027 Zürich
Telefon: +41 44 288 94 50
Telefax: +41 44 288 94 56

World Congress on Engineering 2007

Monday, June 4th, 2007

The World Congress on Engineering 2007 has been organized by the International Association of Engineers (IAENG), a non-profit international association for the engineers and the computer scientists. The WCE 2007 takes place in Imperial College London, London, U.K., 2-4 July, 2007.

The focus of our conference is on the frontier topics in the theoretical and applied engineering and computer science subjects. The WCE conferences have been serving as good platforms for our members and the entire engineering community to meet with each other and to exchange ideas. The conferences have also stroke a balance between theoretical and application development.

Our WCE 2007 has been organized with conference committees that have been formed with over two hundred and eighty committee members who are mainly research center heads, faculty deans, department heads, professors, and research scientists from over 30 countries. The conferences are truly international meetings with a high level of participation from many countries.

The response that we have received for the congress is excellent. The WCE 2007 has attracted more than seven hundred participants from over 40 countries. All submitted papers have gone through the peer review process. The summary of submissions and accepted papers in WCE 2007 is as follows: total number of submissions reviewed: 756; total number of accepted papers: 431. And the overall acceptance rate in our congress is 57.01%. More twenty keynote and invited speakers are going to appear in WCE 2007.

WCE 2007 Congress Committee
International Association of Engineers
WCE 2007, London, 2-4 July, 2007

Contact Details:
William Young
Assistant Secretary
WCE & WCECS 2007 & IMECS 2008 Organizing Committee
Engineering Letters
IAENG International Journal of Computer Science
IAENG International Journal of Applied Mathematics
International Association of Engineers