Archive for September, 2007

Customer Loyalty Conference India

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

It costs less to retain current customers than to find new ones

When it comes to customer loyalty the 80/20 rule holds alive and well. Roughly around 80% of your revenue is generated from 20% of your customers. Learn how some of India’s premier companies have made this their top priority and have gained the fruits of their successful loyalty programs at the Customer Loyalty Conference What Moved my Customer? The event is scheduled for the 30th and the 31st of October, 2007 at the ITC Grand Maratha Sheraton and Towers, Mumbai, India.

Gain valuable information from speakers who hail from top companies such as:
Emirates Airlines (Skywards)
Raymond India
General Motors India
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
Tanishq
Kingfisher Airlines
Jet Airways
Shoppers Stop
Maruti Udyog
Tata Sky
Bata India
McDonalds
DHL
Indian Hotels

This conference will focus on how to make the principals of loyalty a part of your organization’s culture, strategy and day-to-day practices. Learn how’s India’s top companies make customer loyalty their key initiative.

For more information on this exclusive conference, e-mail marketing@informedia-india.com or call us directly on +91-022-66801100

Uranium Forum Set up at CHINA MINING 2007

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

In recent years, the spot price of uranium continued growth is expected to supply situation. China is looking for close international cooperation in the construction and management of the country’s nuclear power stations in order to fill the persisting gap between the current technical level in China and internationally. This offers enormous business opportunities for foreign nuclear power companies in China.

Uranium Forum will be set up in CHINA MINING 2007. Government leaders, scholars, engineers and industry representatives will be invited to carry out in-depth discussions on China’s uranium policies and regulations, the development trends of uranium exploration and mining technology, and outstanding experience in the management of uranium mining.

Together with the forum, the uranium booths will be set up to allow companies to show their current projects and new technologies. We will provide participants with an opportunity to meet potential clients, suppliers and other partners.

CHINA MINING is Asia’s Premier Mining Conference and Exhibition event, hosted by China’s Ministry of Land & Resources. CHINA MINING 2007 will be held from November 13-15th 2007 in China at the Beijing International Convention Center. The event consists of three parts conference, exhibition and featured events. CHINA MINING provides an important channel for communication and exchanging information among global mining enterprises, while building relationships and creating valuable networking opportunities.

More information on Uranium Forum, please visit at www.china-mining.com

The Real Estate Investments in India

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

The 10th and the 11th of October, at the ITC Grand Maratha Sheraton and Towers is where all the leaders in Real Estate will come together to promote, change and innovate within the Indian industry.

The Real Estate Investments in India Local Going Global conference is ideal for property developers, land/property owners, banks and financial institutions, financier and lender, investment consultant/advisor, institutional investor, securities firms, hedge funds, offshore funds and trusts, hotel groups, retail groups, rating agencies, regulatory bodies, REIT manager, property consultant/advisor, real estate portfolio manager, real estate solution provider, construction companies, taxation specialists, accounting firms/ accountants, partners/lawyers.


Topics to be Addressed

Evaluation of the conventional forms of investments in India
Highlighting the break even points of long term investments infrastructure and SEZ
The increasing number of property funds and its impact on the viability of the real estate sector
Tackle taxation hurdles for global investors: beyond conventions and SEZ’s
The emerging avenues real estate investments in the Islamic finance and stapled structures
Impact recessions in the global real estate market on the Indian real estate sector. Is there a lesson to learn?
Two panel discussions on the impact of unrealistic speculation as well as the emergence of real estate investment trusts

Join the brightest minds in the industry as they discuss real estate market conditions in India:
¦ Avendus Advisors ¦ BMR Associates ¦ CREDAI ¦ CRISIL ¦ CRESA Partners
¦ EM Capital Management LLC ¦ Gera Developers ¦ Goldman Sachs ¦ HDFC Property Fund ¦ ITC Welcom Group ¦ICICI Ventures ¦Infinite funds India JM Financial Management ¦ Kotak Investment Funds ¦ Kshitji Investment Advisors and Consultancy ¦ Merrill Lynch International ¦ Mundra Port SEZ ¦ Northbridge Capital ¦ QVC Realty ¦ Tishman Speyer ¦ UTI Infrastructure and Realty ¦ YES Bank

For more information e-mail marketing@informedia-india.com or call +91.022.66801100

PRE RAMADAN SPECIALS PUSH SALES AT GITEX SHOPPER 2007

Friday, September 14th, 2007

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GITEX Shopper 2007 a resounding success

United Arab Emirates, 12th September 2007 - GITEX Shopper and Consumer Electronics 2007 came to a grand finish today, In an energetic and promotion-packed 17th edition of the Gulf’s leading consumer retail IT platform, exhibitors registered a substantial boost in sales from an increasingly broad mix of consumers.

The fantastic success of GITEX Shopper is proof that the show offers truly special deals, promotions and packages only seen at the GITEX Shopper. We are delighted that the event once again reaffirmed its position as the Gulf’s leading retail consumer technology platform, said Mr. Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai World Trade Centre.

Mr. Abdul Hadhy Al Aghbar, said, ” I come every year to the exhibition because the price of the products and bundled offers available are like none other in Dubai. I saved a lot of money and wouldn’t dream of missing the show. Mr.Llewellyn Couto Manager Marketing and Communications at Sharaf DG, said, ‘The show has reflected the development and growth of the Gulf’s consumer electronics sector. We have found this show’s consumers to be enthusiastic and knowledgeable and we have seen a 85% increase in sales from last year’s show.

The general shift in visitors interest from computers to a wider range of consumer electronics goods that was clearly apparent at last year’s show was intensified at this year’s event. Comparing this year’s show to last year’s edition, – Ganesh Iyer- CMO at Cellucom, said Our sales are up by around 25% compared to last year. We found that there was a special interest in laptops and flat-panel televisions during GITEX Shopper 2007.

p align=”justify”>Shivam Goyal- General Manager, E Max, echoed the same opinion. The crowds that visited our stand were interested in electronic consumer goods as part of a modern lifestyle rather than because they have a particular affinity for technology.

p align=”justify”>Visitors to the show also reported that they were delighted with the show’s extensive range of products and competitive pricing. I came here to upgrade my laptop and found a bundled offer that enabled me to get my son a new mobile phone at a bargain price, said Mr John Smith, an engineer.

p align=”justify”>Other visitors appreciated the show’s exciting atmosphere as much as its pricing. Thousands of consumers who visited the show came away with spectacular prizes. “We were absolutely thrilled to win a home theatre in the Mega Draw. We definitely got more than we bargained for said an elated David Jones, who visited the show with his family to buy a laptop for his two children.

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics 2007 was a roaring success for both visitors and exhibitors and returns in 2008, 18-24 October.


About GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo
Website: www.shopper.gitex.com

p align=”justify”>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 thousands of visitors and reported sales in excess of AED 84 million. The exhibition attracted a participation of 157 exhibitors showcasing over 15,000 products.

p align=”justify”>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

p align=”justify”>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.

p align=”justify”>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

UAE Karting Championship

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

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Round 1, Kartdrome at Dubai Autodrome

The first round of the UAE Karting Championship, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Marwan Bin Rashid Al Mualla took place under floodlights at the Kartdrome at Dubai Autodrome on Friday night. The feature race of the event was the combined TAG class which boasted a large and competitive field. Surprise inclusion on the grid was former UAE Karting Champion Roy van der Weyden making another return to the top tier of UAE karting and by the end of the night, where he had to count on all his experience and a little luck, it was he who took top honours in the TAG final

Reigning champion (who ironically has yet to win a national race) Tim Murdoch made clear his intentions from the outset of qualifying where he claimed pole position by half a second from Rami Azzam with Fadi El Aswad in third spot. Weyden was late out on track and only managed the fifth fastest time. Pre-race favourite Shaikh Hasher Maktoum did not manage a single lap in qualifying due to a broken accelerator cable which rendered him to the tail end of the grid and meant a night of hard work to get back to the sharp end of the field.

At the front it stayed much the same throughout the two heats with Murdoch simply out pacing everyone, notching two heat wins and pole position for the final. Hasher Maktoum and Weyden improved their positions and would line-up second and third respectively. Azzam, who was mixing it at the front of the field, fell out of contention when his race seat broke, despite it being welded for the final the repair did not last ending his ambitions of a podium.

When the flag dropped for the final Murdoch was again the pace setter and within a few laps had a cushion over his closest rivals who were battling it out together, albeit a couple of seconds behind the leader. Weyden, Hasher Maktoum, Adam Reeve and Howard Cracknell were slinging it out in a no holds barred contest. A spectator summed it up when he commented, “Looks like a war out there. Plenty pushing and shoving.� Thus is the nature of karting: wheel to wheel racing, tremendous skill and calling on the canniest ability of drivers. All this compounded by the added challenge of night racing.

By the half way stage the order seemed set with Murdoch leading comfortably from Weyden, Hasher Maktoum, Reeve and Cracknell. With two laps to go Murdoch was out – that first win eluding him yet again in the cruelest of circumstances – a broken chain. The mishap gifted Weyden the lead where he stayed to claim victory over Hasher Maktoum in second and Reeve claiming the final podium spot.

The TAG Heavy class, which ran in conjunction with the Light class, was won by ever popular John Mace who despite being the oldest driver in the field, “Sixty somethingâ€? he once revealed – a fact that hardly deterred him on his way to victory over Fadi El Aswad. The latter showed impressive pace by leading the entire TAG field (in a heavier kart) and mixing it with the TAG Light pace setters. He felt he was victim of some over enthusiastic opponents who caused him to go off track in the decisive second heat which rendered him to the back end of the start grid for the final. He comments, “After making my way through the back of the pack in the final I set my sights on John (Mace) but he was too far ahead.â€? Ian Prestwich finished third.

The Max Junior class featured an unexpectedly small field. Neverthless this did not deter Joe Morritt who stamped his authority on proceedings by pipping Robert Chandler to pole then going on to white wash his opponents with a hat trick of wins on the night – both heats and the final. Elliot Patrick took second in the finale after a race long duel with Grace Brownlee who finished third.

The Cadet class promises to be a season long battle between three youngsters all capable of taking top honours on their day. Riccardo Curatola, Tom Bale and Patrick Schoeller set the pace throughout the evening. Bale winning heat one, Curtatola retaliating to take heat two and debutant Schoeller doing the business in the final after a race long duel between the trio. Curatola led for most of the race with Bale snapping at his heals and Schoeller playing the watch and wait game. On the final lap, the inevitable occurred, Bale and Curatola touched and spun giving the Schoeller the opportunity he needed to steal the lead and take the chequered flag. Curatola salvaged second place with Bale taking third.

The UAE Karting Championship is sanctioned by the ATCUAE and under the auspices of EMSF.

Round 1 UAE Karting Championship Results

TAG Class (Combined)
1. Roy van der Weyden
2. Hasher Maktoum
3. Adam Reeve
4. Howard Cracknell
5. Maurits Knopjes
6. Saeed Al Shamsi
7. John Mace (H)
8. Fadi El Aswad (H)
9. Ian Prestwich (H)
10. Hannes Waimer (H)
H denotes (TAG Heavy Class)

Junior Max Class
1. Joe Morritt
2. Elliott Patrick
3. Grace Brownlee

Cadet Class
1. Patrick Schoeller
2. Riccardo Curatola
3. Tom Bale

CIRMA1 MINING 2007: Algeria’s First International Conference on Mineral Resources

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

CIRMA 1 is supported by the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Algeria and will focus on current and future developments for the mineral resources and mining sectors. The event will be hosted by H.E. Dr Chakib Khelil, Minister of Energy and Mines and senior representatives from the key agencies in this sector.

Algeria benefits from world-class mineral and metal deposits and the mining and mineral industry provides vast opportunities for profitable business. Algeria, with the help of the new mining law, is operating a radical change, gaining in dynamism and now offers a new approach: privatization, partnership and competition, leading to the opening of new mines and quarries. More than 1800 mining titles and authorizations have been granted to Algerian and foreign mining companies. Two agencies have been set up to regulate and control the mineral assets.

A favorable economic situation in addition to social and political stability provides the basis of success for the implementation of the new mining law that adheres to the universal principles expected by the industry:

* Open access to mining activities for any investor
* Equal treatment for all investors
* Transparent procedures for granting mining titles (single authority)
* Legal value for mining titles
* Automatic right to exploitation shall be granted to the holder of an exploration title who discovered the mineral deposit
* Specific and adapted mining tax system
* Stability of fiscal, legal and technical conditions during the period of validity of the mining concession
* Protection of environment
* International arbitration

Comprising an exhibition, conference, one-to-one business meetings and a series of technical workshops, CIRMA 1 will demonstrate the investment opportunities, technical developments and environmental issues related to this field and introduce national and international industrial bodies and research centres.

The main conference topics include:

Legislation and mining regulations

Algeria’s economic geology

Financing mining investments

The experiences of operators and investors

Mineral commodity market trends

Environmental protection and training

The event will bring together:

Representatives of Algerian authorities (including Ministries and Agencies)

National representatives of other mining countries and regions

Specialists in geology, mining, investment financing and guarantees, lawyers, exploration and development

Suppliers of specialist products and services to the mineral resources and mining sectors

Please visit www.cirma-algeria.com or contact Siham Ammoura or Baytir Samba at cirma@ite-exhibitions.com

Visitors Rush to GITEX Shopper 2007

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

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Dubai responds in large numbers to exciting offers, promotions and surprise prizes, and much more!

United Arab Emirates, 9th of September 2007 - GITEX Shopper 2007, the Gulf leading technology retail platform, is currently taking place in an excitement-charged atmosphere at Airport Expo Dubai. Thousands of people within the first three days from across the region, have already been through the GITEX Shopper experience. GITEX Shopper 2007 already promises more exciting than any of its predecessors with a lot more to come. The response to the show has already strong, and with over 170 vendors, distributors and resellers to outdo each other. A host of new offers, competitions and giveaways have been unveiled at this event with the consumer availing some of the best deals in the Middle East.

Helal Saeed Al Marri, the Director General of DWTC, said, we are delighted to see the response of the crowds over the first three days, which is a clear indication of the buying power of the community.

Every sector of consumer electronics, from laptops to PCs, cameras to gaming and mobiles to office automation, have registered highly impressive sales figures so far. ‘The first day was good, the second day was even betterâ€? said Mr. Ganesh Iyer, CFO of Cellucom. We are expecting the remaining days to be even better he added. New product launches have also added to the flavour of this year’s show. “This is our first year at GITEX Shopper, and we are very pleased with the quality of the crowd and with the overall experience. We launched Xbox 360 elite and we have had a tremendous responseâ€? said Mr. Aman Angar of Microsoft. Likewise, other first timers have also struck it rich at GITEX Shopper 2007. “This is our first year and the response has been tremendous said Mr. Salim MA of Lulu Hypermarket. We have some of the best offers in the show, and our stand has been tremendously active he said.

The response for the promotion we are running with Samsung is very positive. Visitors are having a fabulous time bidding for Samsung 32 inch LCD TVs, digital cameras, mobile phones and MP3s. we had an instance of a Mr. Aldrin bidding successfully for a Samsung 23 inch TV for just AED 260. The crowds seem very happy and we expect a lot more people to come in over the remaining days said Mr. Llewellyn Couto, Marketing Manager and Communications at Sharaf DG.

What has made GITEX Shopper 2007 all the more exciting is the fact that this year’s event has some never-before seen promotions, offers, prizes and lucky draws. Some of the prizes in GITEX Shopper’s draws and scratch-and-win competitions include digital cameras, mobile phones, X-boxes and home theatre systems. The grand prize of the GITEX Shopper Mega Draw is a Peugeot 207!

Mr Efren, a Philipino national, who walked off with a brand new X-box at a scratch-and-win competition, said “I was planning on getting my son an X-box for his birthday next month, but looks like his birthday will be special this year thanks to this free gift! All these promotions really add a nice feeling to being at GITEX Shopper!� said the happy father.

Exhibitors at GITEX Shopper are known to save the best for last, so rest assured the remaining days until the 12th of September will be even more super-charged with excitement!

GITEX Shopper 2007 is open from 11am to 10pm daily at Airport Expo Dubai.

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 right until the end of the show. Tickets will also be sold at the venue at AED 25 per person, per entry. For more information visit www.shopper.gitex.com

Additional free parking will be available for visitors in the Sheikh Hamdan parking area opposite Gulf Indian School with free shuttle bus service to and from the venue.

There will be shuttle buses running from Lulu Centre Karama, Qusais and Deira branches and Al Falah Plaza Sharjah to Airport Expo Dubai during the show from 10am – 11pm.


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 thousands of 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

UBIFRANCE has scheduled to make pavilion at CIEPEC+EPTEE 2008

Monday, September 10th, 2007

UBIFRANCE, the French Agency for international business development, is a key force in the public program for exporting support. To promote the business relationship between China and France in the field of environmental protection industry, UBIFRANCE will organize a pavilion to participate in CIEPEC+EPTEE2008—The 9th China International Environmental Protection Exhibition. (http://www.ubifrance.fr/agenda/event.asp?SKU=001PRG-4380&xtor=RSS-175 )


Contact: Ms.Helen Zhu
Tel: +86 21 54592323 ext329. 54592318ext329
Fax: +86 21 54253480
Email: Helen@zhongmao.com.cn
URL: www.eptee.com/en

WSDWTF pavilion will participate the 80th WEFTEC in October 2007

Monday, September 10th, 2007

WEFTEC 2007,which is annually organized by the Water Environment Federation(WEF),will be held in San Diego in the US this October.In order to bring the WSDWTF 2008 to the American Clients and promote the exchange between China and USA Water industry players, WSDWTF organizer, Shanghai ZM International will launch a pavilion at WEFTEC 2007 , which would be made of more than 10 delegates from China. The booth Number is 7147 (Hall A) (http://www.weftec.org/CmsWEFTEC/Pages/ExhibitorDirectory/details.aspx?PKEY=07WFTC01803174007147)

Committee of WSDWTF 2008:
Contact: Ms.Helen Zhu
Tel: +86 21 54592323 ext329. 54592318ext329
Fax: +86 21 54253480
Email: Helen@zhongmao.com.cn
URL: www.wsdwtf.com/en

Water Environment Federation WEF has scheduled to make a pavilion at WSDWTF 2008

Monday, September 10th, 2007

WEF— the Water Environment Federation, is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 32,000 individual members and 80 affiliated Member Associations representing an additional 50,000 water quality professionals throughout the world.Through its investigation on WSDWTF 2007 ,this April, WEF is currently scheduled to make a pavilion with more than 250 sqm in WSDWTF 2008—-The 9th China International Water Supply & Drainage and Water Treatment Exhibition on April 27-29, 2008 in Shanghai, China http://www.wef.org/NewsCenter/05212007.htm)

Committee of WSDWTF 2008:
Contact: Ms.Helen Zhu
Tel: +86 21 54592323 ext329. 54592318ext329
Fax: +86 21 54253480
Email: Helen@zhongmao.com.cn
URL: www.wsdwtf.com/en