Archive for August, 2007

A Taste of Provence: Heart of Provence Workshops

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

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Heart of Provence Workshops now offers cooking a la Provence Live in a 16th century chateau and learn the arts of authentic Provence cooking. Or mix and match with some cooking classes and painting or writing workshops. Includes all meals, personal excursions, and making friends for life.

See http://heartofprovenceworkshops.com for details about fall 07 and summer 2008 schedule or email provenceworkshops@gmail.com.

CHINA MINING Story: Equipment Exhibition Area

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

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According to equipment exhibitors’ demands, CHINA MINING 2007 will enlarge its Equipment Exhibition Area, equipment exhibitors could get more opportunities and spaces to show their products.

The equipment exhibition area will attain 1,350 sqm, the limit of height is 4 to 7 meters. For more convenient access this year, the equipment area will be established and constructed in the shape of a marquee providing exhibitors with all the normal amenities including: lighting, heating and windows.

This area will be dedicated to equipment supply companies such as, exploration, drilling, and mining machinery, so there will be appropriate space to exhibit any items at the event. The equipment exhibition is of interest to both producers and purchasers as many new products are new to the industry and many companies are always looking for potential business partners.

We will organize professional buyers from both Chinese and foreign companies. International professional buyer groups will be from more than 46 countries, including Canada, Australia, Chile, USA, Brazil, Japan, Mongolia, South Africa, and Nigeria. National companies will include The Ministry of Land & Resources and their underlying geology teams, Primary Provincial and Municipal Companies, Geology project companies, Mining and exploration companies, Ore Processing and Smelting companies, Ore Transportation and Logistics companies, Mining technology and equipment trading companies, and Geology Mining experts.

If you have any other necessities or requirements, please contact 86-10-58221755/92. More information about the Equipment Exhibition Area, please visit at http://china-mining.com/equipment.html

CHINA MINING is Asia’s Premier Mining Conference and Exhibition hosted by the Ministry of Land & Resources. CHINA MINING 2007 will be held in Beijing from November 13th to 15th, 2007. More information about CHINA MINING, please visit at www.china-mining.com

Outstanding offers and competitions to enhance GITEX Shopper 2007

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

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The Gulf’s top consumer electronics event to showcase many promotional offers and competitions ensuring an extraordinary shopping experience

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo 2007, the Gulf’s leading retail consumer electronics platform, is set for an atmosphere of unprecedented energy and excitement with an extended range of stunning offers and competitions. Prizes to be won include home theatres, PCs, X-boxes, airline tickets and even a Peugeot 207.

The region’s dominant consumer technology platform will be held from 6-12 September over 25,000 square metres of stands at Airport Expo Dubai. The show will feature entertaining promotions across its broad offer of products: laptops, PCs, mobile phones, cameras, gaming & entertainment, consumer electronics, home entertainment, office automation and digital mobility devices.

“GITEX Shopper has always been synonymous with exciting offers. This edition will feature even more spectacular promotions. Visitors will find great savings and an extremely enjoyable visitor experience,� said Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) Director General, Helal Saeed Al Marri.

Many buyers from all over the region are expected at this high-energy event. Over 200 vendors, distributors and resellers will compete to offer the latest launches and the most spectacular offers including prizes, raffles, competitions and interactive features which guarantee visitors a truly enjoyable experience.

Among the promotions that will be bringing an extra buzz to the show is the high-value GITEX Shopper 2007 Mega Draw. Visitors who spend over AED 200 have the chance to win prizes including home theatres, PCs, laptops, cameras, mobile phones and a Peugeot 207 1.6 litre Coupe Cabriolet.

Another 50,000 will also be given to visitors who pay using a Visa or MasterCard at outlets with swiping equipment from Network International, the region’s leading card solutions provider. Visitors can win stunning on-the-spot prizes including colour printers or a selection of high-value items including airline tickets, chosen by spinning a wheel.

Lamcy Plaza shopping mall will also be offering customers a GITEX Shopper 2007 Scratch & Win promotion. 15,000 cards will be handed out between 4pm and 10pm on 31st August and 1st September. Winners will have the chance to win free tickets to GITEX Shopper, mobile phones, MP3 players or digicams.

The excitement at GITEX Shopper 2007 continues with a karaoke contest from Emax and Mediacom. Visitors prepared to test out their vocal cords get a chance to take away exciting prizes and gifts.

And visitors with a talent for dancing can enjoy the opportunity of winning instant prizes at the JVC Car Audio Promotion. A dedicated dance floor provides the stage for visitors to practise their moves while discovering JVC’s range of car audio equipment.

SanDisk, a pioneering company in flash memory products, will also be providing GITEX Shopper 2007’s visitors with special souvenirs of the exhibition. As well as giving away free photo-frames and photos of visitors with a Ducati bike, SanDisk’s Ducati team will be distributing a wide range of gifts.

Additional attractive offers are expected to be announced in the lead-up to the show. Featured products are expected to include a leading games console and even a boat.

GITEX Shopper 2007 is the place to be with several exciting promotions providing visitors the chance to win many valuable prizes. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this extraordinary shopping experience!

Tickets are available in advance from Time Out Tickets (www.timeouttickets.com/Tel: 800 4669) at a promotional rate of AED 20 per person, per entry. Tickets will also be sold at the venue at AED 25 per person, per entry. For more information visit www.shopper.gitex.com

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 over 130,000 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

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.

For more information, contact:

Khalil Majdalawi
Tamra C2
Tel: +9714 2951177
Fax: +9714 2951188
Email: khalil@tamra-c2.com

Khalil Majdalawi
Tamra C2
Tel: +9714 2951177
Fax: +9714 2951188
Email: khalil@tamra-c2.com

Sherine Retna
Dubai World Trade Centre
Tel: + 9714 3086085
Fax: + 9714 3188607
Email: sherine.retna@dwtc.com

Furniture World China 2007: Right place to talk with your suppliers!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

The organizer of Furniture World China 2007 has just open on-line pre-registration on its official website. Now, each visitor could get an e-ticket automatically for Furniture World China 2007, after filling some basic information. With which, visitors could enter into the exhibition ground freely through the VIP passage. Besides, visitors could also get courtesy assistance for vice-invitation and hotel reservation.

For those arduous buyers, are you bothering about navigating exhibition halls, selecting quality suppliers? We could help you! Now, join in our Buyer Invitation Program (free to buyers) to make your travel so easy, Buyer Invitation Program could help buyers like you to navigate at our exhibition easily, and locate the quality suppliers effectively. This program will run like this:

You just send your detailed purchasing information to us, and we will evaluate and select from thousands of companies for you; then we will recommend certain quality suppliers for you; When you finalize the several companies to meet, we will arrange a special B-to-B meeting concurrent with the exhibition; at last, you could talk with the targeted suppliers directly, what’s more, you will check the samples at exhibitor’s booth, or visit their factories if you like, in this way, you will save the precious times, because it is no needs to talk with unsuitable suppliers. Probably, you may have more time to relax in Beijing with your efficient purchasing tours!

Contact us:
Leo Wang
CIEC Exhibition Co., Ltd
Tel: + 86 10 84600335
Fax: + 86 10 84600170
Email: wangbaoliang@ciec.com.cn
Website: www.furniture-cn.net.cn

Overseas Promotion of CIEPEC+EPTEE2008 First Stopped by Korea

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

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CIEPEC+EPTEE 2008 will be held in Intex Shanghai and Shanghai Mart on April 27th-29th, 2008.More attentions has been paid to overseas promotions since last show, and the organizer chose Korea as their first stop for overseas promotion.

ENVEX2007, the 29th International Exhibition on Environmental Technologies & Products, has been held in Seoul, Korea on Jun 11-14. It was the biggest environmental show in Korea. Shanghai ZM had set up s booth to promote CIEPEC+EPTEE 2008, and attracted a lot of Korean exhibitors and visitors. Their interest in Chinese market left very deep impression on us.

The next stop is the 80th WEFTEC in San Diego in the US in October.

Committee of CIEPEC + EPTEE 2008
Contact: Ms.Helen Zhu
Tel: +86 21 54592323 ext329. 54592318ext329
Fax: +86 21 54253480
Email: Helen@zhongmao.com.cn
URL:www.eptee.com

Joining CIEPEC to Actively Promote Next Show

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

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The 10th China International Environmental Protection Exhibition and Conference (CIEPEC), has been held in Beijing China International Exhibition Center (CIEC) on Jun. 21st-24th, 2007.

There were over 200 overseas exhibitors from more than 20 countries and regions attending CIEPEC 2007. Our mission during the show was to promote CIEPEC+EPTEE 2008 overall and build up connection with all overseas exhibitors first. Through negotiation with several country pavilions, there are 8 countries confirming to join in CIEPEC+EPTEE 2008.

Committee of CIEPEC + EPTEE 2008
Contact: Ms.Helen Zhu
Tel: +86 21 54592323 ext329. 54592318ext329
Fax: +86 21 54253480
Email: Helen@zhongmao.com.cn
URL:www.eptee.com

Cooperation of CIEPEC (Beijing) & EPTEE (Shanghai) to Create Top Ranking Environmental Protection Event in Asia

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

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The China International Environmental Protection Exhibition & Conference (CIEPEC), sponsored by State Environmental Protection Administration and organized by China Association of Environmental Protection Industry; China (Shanghai) Environmental Protection Exhibition (EPTEE) is organized by Shanghai ZM Exhibition Service Co., Ltd. It’s announced on the press briefing on 22nd June, 2007 in Beijing China International Exhibition Center (CIEC) during CIEPEC that they will cooperate and combine to create top ranking environmental protection event in Asia.

Committee of CIEPEC + EPTEE 2008
Contact: Ms.Helen Zhu
Tel: +86 21 54592323 ext329. 54592318ext329
Fax: +86 21 54253480
Email: Helen@zhongmao.com.cn
URL:www.eptee.com

Flat-screen Technology to Dominate GITEX SHOPPER 2007

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

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Bumper edition of technology expo led by laptops and flat-screen TVs to reflect changing profile of electronic goods consumers

United Arab Emirates, 12th August 2007- The 17th edition of GITEX Shopper & Consumer Expo 2007, the Middle East’s leading consumer electronics show, will offer an unrivalled selection of the latest laptops, PCs, mobile phones, cameras, gaming & entertainment, consumer electronics, home entertainment, office automation and digital mobility devices, says Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) the organiser of the event.

The region’s dominant consumer platform will be held from 6-12 September at the Airport Expo Dubai.

GITEX Shopper is already the year’s most essential event in consumer electronics and the sector’s broadening appeal among consumers, especially the young, will make this edition even more memorable, said DWTC Director General Helal Saeed Al Marri.

The two leading trends forecast for GITEX Shopper 2007 reflect the broadening market for electronic goods – the accelerating switch from PCs to laptops and the snowballing demand for flat-screen televisions.

GITEX Shopper 2007 will reflect the changing face of consumer electronics. Enthusiasm about these products is no longer restricted to techy people. They are now an integral part of any sophisticated lifestyle,â€? said Pankaj Nadkarni, GITEX Shopper 2007′s Project Manager.

In 2007, the UAE’s laptop market is forecast to grow in value by 35%. Among the companies showcasing laptops at GITEX Shopper 2007 is HP’s Personal Systems Group, who recently unveiled a new range of Compaq notebooks in the UAE.

Serdar Urcar, General Manager, Personal Systems Group, HP Middle East, said: “GITEX Shopper is an extremely important event for HP. It provides HP with a significant hands-on opportunity to showcase our new products and provide our customers with exceptional promotions to meet and upgrade their technology needs.

The second category of products guaranteed to generate a major buzz are LCD flat-screen televisions.

Cosmos, part of the ITL Group, will be presenting ground-breaking Sharp Aquos LCD televisions at GITEX Shopper 2007. It was recently announced that the Aquos range, now represented by 8th-generation models, is to include the first ever 108-inch LCD TV.

LCD technology is a change that has developed the home entertainment market and holds the promise of superior and hard-to-match TV-watching experience, said Dr Ram Buxani, Group Executive Vice Chairman, Cosmos-ITL Group.

The third most significant product in the region’s growing consumer electronics market is the mobile phone. Cell phones continue to show rapid growth worldwide of 22.5% last year while the UAE’s love for mobiles is reflected in an exceptional growth of 135%.

Strong demand for digital cameras with shipments to the UAE up 31% in 2006 according to international market analysts IDC will also add to the energy of GITEX Shopper 2007. But exciting launches are expected across the full range of consumer items.

We expect the latest generation of laptops, printers, mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras, MP3 players and LCD and plasma TVs to be launched during GITEX Shopper 2007, said Ashish Panjabi, Chief Operating Officer of Jacky’s Electronics LLC.

Consumer electronics has moved from being mainly about computers to covering a whole range of devices that people use daily, said the show’s Project Manager Pankaj Nadkarni.

GITEX Shopper is held at Airport Expo Dubai from 6 – 12 September. Timing: 6 September 11am – 10pm; 7 September 3pm – 10pm; 8 – 12 September 11am – 10pm

Tickets are available in advance from Time Out Tickets (www.timeouttickets.com or 800 4669) at a special promotional rate of AED 20 per person, per entry. Tickets will also be sold at the venue – Airport Expo Dubai at AED 25 per person, per entry


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 over 130,000 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

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.

For more information, contact:

Khalil Majdalawi
Tamra C2
Tel: +9714 2951177
Fax: +9714 2951188
Email: khalil@tamra-c2.com

Sherine Retna
Dubai World Trade Centre
Tel: + 9714 3086085
Fax: + 9714 3188607
Email: sherine.retna@dwtc.com

5th European Conference on Green Power Marketing 2007

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

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Stepping stones to significant market shares for renewables

13 and 14 September 2007
Lausanne, Switzerland

The energy issue – from climate change, secure energy supply, electricity market liberalisation and price volatility to supply bottlenecks – is right back at the top of Europe’s political agenda. More than ever, people are realising the huge importance of guaranteeing a sustainable supply of energy. The three 20 % targets set by the European Commission are courageous
and show the way forward. The energy industry has discovered renewables as a business area in its own right and is seeking to achieve a level of 50 % within 50 to 60 years.

In recent years the green power market has matured and become more liquid. Instead of having only models and studies to fall back on, we now have concrete experience: successful approaches have been taken, obstacles have been dealt with, and the necessary requirements and instruments have been put in place. Very good progress has been made. But there’s a great deal to be done if green power is at some point to make a substantial contribution to a sustainable energy supply. The target of the European Union of 12 % by 2010 will probably not be achieved without some difficulty, and it remains important to have a long-term political framework.

The next decade will be crucial for the development of the green power market.

On 13 and 14 September 2007, the 5th European Conference on Green Power Marketing 2007 in Lausanne, Switzerland will pinpoint what is needed to ride the crest of the wave.

Download programme
(http://www.greenpowermarketing.org/downloads/GPMC_07_programme_en.pdf)
Visit our website
(http://www.greenpowermarketing.org)
Register now
(http://www.greenpowermarketing.org/english/index_anmeldung.html)

Further your knowledge and expertise over two days of focused high-profile
sessions and workshops with the industry’s experts – your peers from:

Session 1: Policies and market deployment initiatives
- Danish Energy Authority, Danish Ministry of Transport and Energy
- EDF Energies Nouvelles, France
- DG TREN and EACI, European Commission, Belgium
- Federal Office of Energy, Switzerland

Session 2: Market trends and experiences
- Fortum Markets AS, Norway
- Fraunhofer-Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany
- Rezia Energia Italia, Italy
- SERHY Société d’Etudes et de Réalisations Hydroélectriques, France

Session 3: Switzerland ­ opportunities in a changing framework
- Atel Aare-Tessin Ltd. for Electricity, Switzerland
- ewz (Zurich Municipal Electric Utility), Switzerland
- Romande Energie AS, Switzerland
- SIG Services Industriels de Genève, Switzerland
- swissgrid ag, Switzerland

Session 4: Instruments and infrastructure requirements
- Energie-Control GmbH, Austria
- EWE NaturWatt GmbH, Germany
- RECS International, Netherlands
- Vattenfall Trading Services, Sweden

Session 5: Supply and demand ­ aspects of a growing market
- Electricité de Marseille, France
- EOS, Switzerland
- Green Power Market Development Group – Europe, United Kingdom
- Industrial Services of the City of Lausanne, Switzerland

Do you want to position your company as a leading player in the green power
market? Do you want to boost your image among the market leaders? Capitalize
on the reputation and industry-wide recognition of our brand, and become an
exhibitor, sponsor or partner of the 5th European Conference on Green Power
Marketing 2007. Get in touch with us!

We look forward to meeting you in Lausanne on 13 and 14 September!


Green Power Marketing GmbH, Switzerland
Meister Consulting GmbH, Germany
Tel: +41 (0)43 322 05 56
mailto:info@greenpowermarketing.org

First European Conference on Social, Emotional and Behaviour Competence and Difficulties in Children and Young Persons

Monday, August 13th, 2007

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The UNIVERSITY OF MALTA and the UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER announce the First European Conference on Social, Emotional and Behaviour Competence and Difficulties in Children and Young Persons, 13th – 15th September 2007, MALTA. The conference presents a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss evidence-based approaches in dealing with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties within a European perspective. Keynote speakers and session presenters include Paul Cooper, Director School of Education, University of Leicester; Peter Farrell, President of ISPA; Helen Cowie, Director UK Observatory for the Promotion of Non-Violence; Terje Ogden, Director of the Norwegian Centre for Study of Conduct Problems and Innovative Practices, Patrick Trousson, EU Coordinator for Childrens Rights; Marion Bennathan, Chair, the Nurture Group Network; Ted Cole, Director SEBDA John Visser, Professor of SEBD at Birmingham University. The preconference workshops include Dealing with ADHD in the classroom (Paul Cooper), The Whole school effect of Nurture Groups (Marion Bennathan), Quality Circle Time with children with SEBD (Jenny Mosley), Emotional Literacy (Elisabeth Morris), and Anger Replacement Therapy (Knut Gunderson).

Registration and other details on the conference are available on the conference webpage at www.educ.um.edu.mt/sebcd