Archive for July, 2007

15th Annual HIV/Aids Conference

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Logistical Information:

What:
15th Annual HIV/AIDS Conference
Update and Border Health Summit

Where:
South Padre Island, Texas, USA

When:
October 24-26 2007

Who Should Attend:
Physicians, Health Care Providers, Nurses, Psychologist, Psychiatrist,
Case Managers, Educators, Mental Health Care Providers, Social Workers,
Licensed Professional Counselors, Outreach Workers, Substance Abuse
Counselors, Probation Officers and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors.

Purpose:
To enable physicians and other healthcare providers to provide state-of-the-art care to HIV infected patients throughout their life span.
• Prevention Track:
Discussion of prevention models for both HIV-positive and HIV-negative persons
• Services Track:
Current trends in the development of treatment for HIV infected and affected persons
• Clinical Track:
Cultural issues prevalent in the treatment of HIV/AIDS on the border:
Treatment, adherence, co infection rate and management of the mobile HIV-positive client.
• HIV Early Intervention:
(Restricted to DSHS Substance Abuse Division funded organizations).

Cost and Payment Information:
Cost of the conference if registering before September 01, 2007 – $80.00 USD
Cost of the conference if registering after August 31, 2007 – $100.00 USD
Enrollment is confirmed with payment upon receipt of the registration fee. We are unable to process any registration without payment.
Payment may be made by check, Visa, MasterCard or Purchase Order. (US only).
We cannot guarantee course materials or meals on-site to anyone registering after September 01, 2007.

Cancellation Policy:
A $25.00 USD handling fee will be charged.
Refund requests must be received by FAX by October 01, 2007.
Cancellations should be faxed to 1-956-428-0056.
• No refunds will be made after October 01, 2007.
Official Languages:
Spanish & English

Continuing Education Units:
CEU’s and Fees to be determined.

 

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Continental Airlines

www.continental.com

1-800-468-7022

Reference

Agreement Code: DFY45S and

Z Code: ZBXE

Your destination will be Harlingen or Brownsville, TX

Car rental discount via Continental

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Southwest Airlines

www.southwest.com

1-800-435-9792

Your destination will be Harlingen, TX

Car rental discount via Southwest

Hotels:

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Radisson Resort – Conference Hotel

www.radisson.com/southpadretx

500 Padre Blvd.

1-956-761-6511

Promo Code: 0710ZAIDSC

Conference rates:

$85 USD per night per room.

$170 USD per night per condominium.

Rate guarantee cut off October 1, 2007.

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Holiday Inn Sun Spree

www.sunspreeresorts.com/southpadreisl

100 Padre Blvd.

1-956-761-5401

Promo Code: VAC

Conference rates:

$85 USD per night per room..

elrivera@posadas.com

Rate guarantee cut off October 3, 2007.

Ground Transportation:
Brownsville to South Padre Island
Taxi – $35 – $40 USD
Harlingen to South Padre Island
Taxi – $70 – $75 USD

FOR UPDATES VISIT:
www.valleyaids.org

24 Hour Emergency Contact Number: 1-956-428-9322

Conference Topics of CHINA MINING 2007

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

CHINA MINING is pleased to announce the confirmation of topics and framework for the conference on November 13-15th in Beijing. As per your comments and suggestions from last year the conference will be laid out to increase the participation, communication and practicality of the speaking events. The conference will have traditional speeches as well as some round table discussion as well as a two hour allotment for discussion.

CHINA MINING will feature thematic sessions on matters of high importance to the international and Chinese mining community, as well as company presentations with major industry players sharing successful case studies.

The themes include:

Mining and the Capital Markets

Mining and the Capital Markets will be one of the focuses for CHINA MINING 2007. Leaders primarily from global investment and finance companies will expound and discuss the latest progress in world mining market. In-depth analysis, hands-on experience and roundtable discussions will deal with a number of aspects relevant to the finance side of the mining business. In more detail, sessions will address matters such as: Requirements and Challenges, The Valuation of Exploration and Mining Projects, and Juniors and Majors an Efficient Approach to Mining.

Policy Discussion

CHINA MINING 2007 will give an opportunity to discuss a number of strategies revolving around Chinese policies and regulations. A noteworthy update taking place will have the Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources give an outlook into China’s mining policies. To compliment the domestic policies there will also be major international mining countries giving their view on latest mining investment developments in China. The discussion will revolve around: Mining Rights, Taxation in the Mining Industry – Different Approaches, Investing in the Chinese Mining Industry – How is it Done, China’s Go-West Policy and Other Regional Incentives Programs.

Countries & Regions investment

CHINA MINING 2007 will provide a foundation for both domestic and international provinces for investment promotion. High-level speakers from governments and investment facilitation agencies will outline the investment opportunities in their regions and explain the relevant policies.


Company Presentations

Technical innovation has been a key to successful exploration and mining, and CHINA MINING 2007 will provide ample space for companies and experts to feature their latest technical innovations in exploration and mining. CHINA MINING will also launch an investor’s exchange, where we will provide room for companies to present their current projects and business plans.

A popular attraction that draws interest is the CEO forum; where international mining companies and their lead decision makers divulge their thoughts on the current topics of interest to the industry.

CHINA MINING’s trade show attracts many foreign and domestic companies, including mining and exploration companies, mining technique and equipment suppliers, geologists, banks and legal consulting firms. Special features of the trade show are the Country Pavilion (including a large Chinese Government Area) and Equipment Exhibition Areas. In addition, the convention will organize a series of exciting activities, such as a visit to the new Chinese Olympic Stadium known as the Bird’s Nest and a mine site visit after the event.

With broad international participation and focus on the Chinese market, CHINA MINING has become the platform for updating and understanding the latest progress in Chinese mining market. We are the networking event for opening up commerce, cooperation, and communications.

To find out more information about the event, please visit: www.china-mining.com. We welcome any questions or comments you may have as we are continuously trying to improve CHINA MINING 2007.

Decorex JHB Takes a Look at the New Luxe

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

8 12 August 2007, Gallagher Estate, Midrand

Celebrating its 14th year Decorex JHB sparkles with a new sense of glamour and a theme – Embellishing Space – to match.

“With South Africans spending more than R27 billion on homeware annually, a bright future awaits the local decor and design industry, while consumers are spoilt for choice, says Melanie Robinson, director of Decorex SA. This optimism will be evident during the five days dedicated to decor and design.

Glowing and growing, the halls will be filled with 650 exhibitors, 85 newcomers, the finest furnishings, finishes, kitchens, bathrooms and accessories to delight decor trade professionals and home passionates.

Decorex JHB won the coveted award from The Exhibition Association of South Africa (EXSA) as the best large consumer and trade show of the year in 2006. Not resting on its laurels this year’s show glows with bright new features, installations and special projects:

CALLING ALL COLOURISTAS
Engage with colour as Plascon unveils its Colour Forecast for 2008. Anne Roselt, Plascon colour manager predicts a palette brimming with many moods and emotions. The latest issue of COLOUR, Plascon’s trendsetting magazine, edited by Annemarie Meintjes and devoted to colour inspiration will also be launched at Decorex. At Plascon’s interactive Virtual Showroom, created by Switch Design, visitors can get intimate with the latest colours on different finishes through hi-tech software and light projection.

GURUS IN DREAM ROOMS
Get decor inspiration at the Sanlam Dream Rooms Hall filled with breathtaking roomsettings and exhuberant interpretations of the show’s new-luxe theme. Decorex SA patron Stephen Falcke’s signature stand will once again show why he is revered the world over.

DIY DESIGNER GUYS
Join Top Billing’s designer guys, Aidan and Janez in action at the Top Billing stand. The dishy handymen, along with the bubbly Jeannie D, will demonstrate some seriously innovative design How-To’s. The delicious duo will be there to talk visitors through design questions and every day of the show.

FRESH TALENT
Indulge in Decorex Limited’s exclusive range of fashionable homeware items designed by Yolande Wieners. Turn up the tempo with a flourish of homegrown fabrics at the annual Sanlam Young Designers Thinking Ahead competition themed Fabric. Form. Function.

CONVERSATIONS ON ARCHITECTURE
Get the latest buzz on the built environment from a brilliant line-up of design experts at the one-day Decorex conference held on 8 August. Keynote speaker Leon van Schaik, Professor of Architecture (Innovation Chair) at RMIT in Melbourne looks at ‘energizing cities, building design cultures. Visit www.decorex.co.za for booking details and line-up.

ARTISTIC & ARTISINAL
Celebrate the soulfilled nature of handmade pieces at the Ceramics SA exhibition and connect with original art at the AffordART collection featuring works for under R3000 to encourage living with art. Covet the truly artisinal art pieces and decorative objects at the One of a Kind design-craft trade exhibition hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry and Tourism Enterprise Programme (TEP) in partnership with Decorex.

DO GOOD DESIGN
Turn over a new eco-sensitive leaf at Green by Design, as organic objects and nature-loving modern materials make their way home.

8 – 12 August 2007, Gallagher Estate, Midrand
R50 per person (R40 pensioners and students)
10 am to 6 pm daily
www.decorex.co.za

World Research Group Announces Launching and Managing Private Pay-for-Service Plans Conference

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

The most beneficial strategies in designing and marketing Private Fee-for-Service Plans

WOBURN, MA – July 19, 2007 – The World Research Group’s Launching and Managing Private Fee for – Service (PFFS) Plans conference will gather providers, beneficiaries and brokers to discuss how to design and market PFFS plans both effectively and ethically.

The two day agenda features speakers including:

Gregory L. Burgess, Founder and Managing Partner, Burgess Group
Richard White, Vice President, Product Management and Innovation, WellPoint
Michael Robb, Product Head for Retiree Markets, AETNA
Catherine Rossi, Director, Contracting Managed Care, University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Featured topics of the Conference will include: (to review full program details, please visit www.worldrg.com)

Leveraging a successful PFFS design
PFFS The much needed transitional product for your Medicare Advantage Initiatives
Maximizing member outreach and education and how to achieve beneficiary acceptance of PFFS plans
Broker education and training and how to ensure compliance
Key considerations for implementation focusing on challenges and successes
Provider perspectives on PFFFS plans

For more information regarding the conference agenda and registration, please visit www.worldrg.com.

New Dates Announced for The Office Exhibition 2008

Friday, July 20th, 2007

United Arab Emirates, 9th July 2007: With the enormous amount of interest generated by The Office Exhibition this year, it has been decided to move the dates for next year’s show. Today the shows organisers, dmg world media, announced that 2008’s show, which has historically been held during the early part of June at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, will be held from 4th to 6th February. The venue will remain the same.

The move is mainly on request from many of the exhibitors that have already booked their place for next year’s show,� says Paula Al Chami from dmg world media. Over the past few years, the exhibition has grown so fast that it now stands on a par with any of the longer established international shows.

With The Office Exhibition now being an important forum for global office furniture manufacturers, we’ve had an overwhelming request to move the dates, as they don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to participate in next year’s show. Especially with the impressive increase in visitor numbers, which showed a further 21% increase from 2006 to 2007.

The Office Exhibition has become renowned for representing the very latest in high-end furnishings, interiors and office design. Coupled with the highly popular Workplace Freedom Seminars, which brings leading international specialists to share their knowledge and expertise on workplace-related developments and innovations.

Every year the show grows from strength to strength and is considered by exhibitors as their flagship office furniture and office design event in the Arabian Gulf,adds Paula. This year’s show covered 7,700m2 in total, a 54% increase on last year. With the interest we’ve had so far for next February, 2008 will be the biggest show yet.

About The Office Exhibition
The Office Exhibition is the Gulf region’s premier event for the design and management of the office environment. Featuring exclusive product launches, cutting edge developments and innovative design from world-renowned providers of office furniture, office interiors, office technology and services.

Be kept in the know at our Workplace Freedom Seminars, where leading global specialists will share their knowledge and expertise on workplace related developments. Hosted by Cityspace, the region’s leading workplace solutions provider.

The Office Exhibition is open to trade visitors only and will be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, 4 – 6 February 2008, from 11am = 7pm daily, and will run alongside InRetail and The Hotel Show. For further information please visit www.theofficeexhibition.com

About DMG world media
An international exhibition and publishing company, DMG world media Ltd produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs each year and publishes 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.

DMG world media employs more than 800 people and maintains a worldwide presence through 38 offices in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, the Middle East, China, Australia and New Zealand. DMG world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest and most successful media companies in the United Kingdom.

For more information please call:
Khalil Majdalawi
Account Manager PR
Tamra-C2
Tel: 295 1177
Fax: 295 1188
Mob: 050-7322410
e-mail: khalil@tamra-c2.com
P.O.Box: 2642, Dubai, UAE

Record Visitors Attend InRetail and Office Exhibition 2007

Monday, July 9th, 2007

United Arab Emirates, 4th July 2007- dmg world media, organisers of InRetail and the Office Exhibition, have announced significant increases in visitor numbers for the shows this year, both of which were held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre from 3rd to 5th June.

The announcement may come as no surprise when both shows represent industries that are increasingly considered at the forefront of shaping today’s Middle Eastern economies.

At a time when the opening of a new state-of-the-art shopping mall seems the norm rather than the exception, InRetail Exhibition brings together the leading professionals from every segment of the retail industry, from retail design, shopfitting and visual merchandising, to the most recent state-of-the-art in-store technologies, and the latest developments in customer service, marketing and logistics.

And with the region’s current demand for quality new office space, the Office Exhibition also, offers a comprehensive range of office systems, including high-end furnishings, interior design, and storage systems.

The visitor figures also suggest that the level of international interest is increasing at a similar rate to both UAE and GCC markets. InRetail 2007 saw visitor increases of 79% for UAE residents, 69% for the GCC, and 68% for international visitors. With similar consistency, the Office Exhibition saw visitor growth of 23%, 20% and 21% respectively.

So too do the offerings of exhibitors significantly increase in sophistication from year to year, observes Paula Al Chami from dmg world media.

This is probably one of the most interesting aspects of the shows – how styles and technologies move on so drastically in the space of just one year, comments Paula. And this is also the ideal time for many exhibitors. More than ever before, companies in the region are really open to learning how they can use the latest innovations and technologies to improve their business.

Next year’s exhibitions are scheduled for 8th – 10th June 2008 for InRetail and 4th – 6th February 2008 for The Office Exhibition at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.

About The Office Exhibition

The Office Exhibition is the Gulf region’s premier event for the design and management of the office environment. Featuring exclusive product launches, cutting edge developments and innovative design from world-renowned providers of office furniture, office interiors, office technology and services.

Be kept in the know at our Workplace Freedom Seminars, where leading global specialists will share their knowledge and expertise on workplace related developments. Hosted by Cityspace, the region’s leading workplace solutions provider.

About InRetail Exhibition

InRetail – For the design, fit-out and management of retail outlets, supermarkets and shopping malls in the Arabian Gulf showcasing retail interiors & shopfitting, retail technology & visual merchandising, retail design & interior architecture, in-store marketing & logistics handling.

The Innovations In Retail Seminars will run alongside the event – delegates will once again be inspired and educated on the latest innovations in interior store design, current retail trends and management techniques that ensure success in this highly competitive market, brought to you by renowned international speakers.

About DMG world media

An international exhibition and publishing company, DMG world media Ltd produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs each year and publishes 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.

DMG world media employs more than 800 people and maintains a worldwide presence through 38 offices in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, the Middle East, China, Australia and New Zealand. DMG world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest and most successful media companies in the United Kingdom.

For more information please call:
Khalil Majdalawi
Account Manager PR
Tamra-C2
Tel: 295 1177
Fax: 295 1188
Mob: 050-7322410
e-mail: khalil@tamra-c2.com
P.O.Box: 2642, Dubai, UAE

Connect, Watch, Listen, Talk, Live and Play at GITEX Shopper 2007!

Monday, July 9th, 2007

In the fast-paced, rapidly changing world of technology, keeping up with innovations and choosing what best suits your need, is a difficult task. Unless of course, you have the good fortune to be in Dubai between the 6th and 12th of September 2007, for GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, the single largest retail event for technology in the region. The show has added a whole new section of Lifestyle & Leisure Electronics to the already popular IT, CE, Gaming & Entertainment, Digital Mobility and Office Automation. With this significant change in the usual line-up this year GITEX Shopper opens on 6 September, with an impressive 20% increase in the number of exhibitors.

Visitors can take advantage of this one-stop, expansive showcase of what’s new in the world of latest IT, consumer electronics and digital convergence, all under one roof at the Airport Expo Dubai. The event will offer bargains, special promotions, raffles and prizes.

This year will see many new exhibitors such as Ashley LLC, Axiom, Emax, Bhatia Brothers and Empost who will share the exhibition floor with existing retail giants like Aptec Mobiles, RadioShack, Jumbo Electronics, Jacky’s Electronics, Plug-Ins, Sharaf DG, Kite Trading, Emirates Computers, CompuMe, Cellucom, Oasis Enterprises, Cosmos and Grand Stores to name a few.

Talking about the benefits of exhibiting at a popular and well organised event such as GITEX Shopper, Mr Neelesh Bhatnagar, Managing Director Emax, a company that is participating for the first time this year, said: Emax is proud to be associated with GITEX Shopper for the first time this year. Participating in GITEX Shopper 2007 will provide us an opportunity to showcase our retail offerings to a wider audience. We are eagerly looking forward to this year’s event and plan to have several exciting offers.

Commenting on organising GITEX Shopper 2007, Mr. Pankaj Nadkarni, Project Manager for the show from the organizers, Dubai World Trade Centre said: We are delighted to see the excellent response from all the major vendors, distributors as well resellers this year. The impressive increase in the number of exhibitors stands testimonial to the growing popularity of this large retail forum, with business houses from across the region taking part. This year we are gearing up for a larger number of visitors as well and we are making every effort to ensure an enhanced visitor experience.

Whether you are an IT professional, trade buyer or a tech-savvy enthusiast – this is one event not to be missed.


About GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo

Website: www.shopper.gitex.com

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 AsiaGITEX Technology Week Global Conference in strategic partnership with Dubai Internet City

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)

Website: www.dwtc.com

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.