Archive for April, 2009

Batteries, Supercapacitors, Alternative Storage for Portable Devices 2009-2019

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

IDTechEx has published a new report on the energy storage for portable devices that will be needed for a huge number of existing and new applications. Entirely researched in 2009, it is called “Batteries, Supercapacitors, Alternative Storage for Portable Devices 2009-2019″. Forecasts are given for both small batteries (single use vs. rechargeable) and for small supercapacitors for 2009-2019 in both numbers and value. The many technologies are explained and compared and a technological roadmap is given for the next ten years.

New uses and new technologies to serve them

As the recession ends, IDTechEx sees rapid growth in sales of both small single use batteries and rechargeable ones and also for supercapacitors for small devices. That results in a forecast of total demand for these devices of $95 billion in 2019 but is far from being an extrapolation of the past. The dominant market drivers will change. From 2014 onwards, there will be increasing demand from e-labels, e-packaging, e-posters, medical e-disposables such as diagnostics and drug delivery, e apparel and use in energy harvesting devices and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). These WSN – a tiny market today – are self-organizing, self-healing sensor networks needed for everything from monitoring forest fires and pollution outages and inside bionic man: they are currently a popular topic of research with many business start-ups emerging. Such new products call for different forms of energy storage such as wide area printed devices and biocompatible ones. Then there are single use batteries that need to last for over twenty years and the increasing application of supercapacitors on batteries to compensate for their limitations. That leads to supercabatteries that combine the two constructions in one electrochemical cell. All this is explained in the report, supported by clarification of the leading edge work of many new participants. 39 significant developers and manufacturers are profiled – many of which are little known as yet – and other organisations are covered throughout the analysis.


Technology challenges are frankly reported. IDTechEx shows how battery parameters are often failing to improve as fast as the energy harvesting and electronics they support. New ways forward are extensively analysed. In an unusually broad ranging exposition, everything from the new transparent and tightly rollable batteries, new forms of small fuel cell and the threat to lithium prices are explained. The new laminar and ultra thin batteries and supercapacitors are covered. Biobatteries, virus, biomimetic and magnetic spin batteries – it is all here, in a manner that can be grasped by those with limited technical background but also giving a great deal of technical comparison. The report is therefore useful to investors and marketing staff as well as researchers but the emphasis is commercial rather than academic.

For more information on the topic please contact the author Dr. Peter Harrop at or to find out more about purchasing this report, please contact Raoul Escobar-Franco at

IDTechEx Dates:
Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe | June 3-4 | Cambridge, UK
RFID Europe 2009 | Sep 29-30 | Cambridge, UK
Printed Electronics Asia 2009 | Sep 30-Oct 1 | Tokyo, Japan
Energy Harvesting & Storage USA | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA
RTLS & Wireless Sensor Networks Summit | Nov 3-4 | Denver, USA
Printed Electronics USA 2009 | Dec 2-3 | San Jose, USA
Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon USA 2009 | Dec 2-3 | San Jose, USA

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IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe increased attendance by 20%

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

760 attendees from 32 countries attended the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe event in Dresden earlier this month. The event, the largest in the World on the topic, grew by over 20% compared to the previous year. Attendees said of the show:

 ”An ideal introduction to the Printed Electronics Industry, excellent venue and great speakers.” UK Trade and Investment.

“The perfect networking environment.” Prelonic Technologies

 ”If you are involved in printed electronics in any way, this conference is a must for networking with academics, material suppliers, equipment suppliers, processors and even potential customers.” Conductive Inkjet Technology

 ”This conference was an excellent opportunity for us, as a spin-off company, to come into contact with key players in the field from the material and the equipment side.” NeoDec

 ”High concentration of Printed Electronics Companies in one place with lots of people from the PE industry here, learn, make contacts.”

Bayer Material Science.

 Building on this success, IDTechEx is focussing on its third annual prestigious Printed Electronics Asia event which will be held in Tokyo, Japan on Sept 30th to Oct 1st 2009. In addition to a 2 day conference and exhibition, there will also be exclusive tours to major Japanese organisations working on printed electronics and thin film photovoltaics. This is your chance to meet, learn from and forge new relationships with your counterparts in Asia. There is an exclusive 40% early bird discount off the registration price until May 31st. See for details.

 The sixth annual Printed Electronics USA 2009 event will be held in the heart of Silicon Valley at San Jose, CA on December 2nd-3rd 2009. We are co-locating our Photovoltaics Beyond Conventional Silicon show alongside Printed Electronics USA creating the focal point for the industry and the must attend networking event of the year.

See for details.

 If you require any further information on attending, presenting or exhibiting at these events, please contact Chris Clare at

BECA’s robust Q1 performance demonstrates event marketing can carry brands through the storm

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York

Manama, 27th April 2009 — Just as in football, where an interception can change a game’s momentum, three international business-to-business events held at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC) during the first quarter of 2009 achieved their best performance ever, raising the game for professional exhibition and conference organizers in the region.

All three events were held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, The Prime Minster of the Kingdom of Bahrain. MEFTEC, the world’s leading dedicated financial technology event, opened its fifth annual edition in the country to a sell-out audience whilst the delegate and exhibitor attendance at the 16th Middle East Oil & Gas Show & Conference (MEOS), Bahrain’s premier petroleum event for 2009, was up 30 per cent on MEOS 2007.

HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York and UK’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, visited MEACO 2009 and met with the Senior Management of BECA.

 Delegate attendance at the 10th International Congress of the Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) in Bahrain was the highest-ever for MEACO and exceeded its delegate numbers at its Dubai Congress in 2007. MEACO 2009 was the first-ever international Medical Association Congress won by Bahrain with more than 2,000 high spending medical professionals and over 500 international speakers visiting the destination.

 Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC), the country’s largest, interconnected and most flexible trade show and convention facility is managed by Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA). BECA functions under the Industry and Commerce Ministry with His Excellency Dr. Hassan A. Fakhro, Minister of Industry & Commerce as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

 Face-to-face interaction

 One+, the official publication of Texas-based Meeting Professionals International (MPI), reports in its March/April 2009 issue that one of the top reasons executives say event marketing is so effective is because it brings customers and companies face-to-face. And that, in turn, helps foster relationships more effectively than any other form of interaction.

 According to preliminary findings from the EventView 2009 survey published by the MPI Foundation, Event Marketing Institute and marketing firm, George P. Johnson (GPJ), the numbers concur. Forty-four per cent said that event marketing is the marketing discipline  that best accelerates and deepens relationships, trailed by a wide margin by public relations at 23 per cent.

 EventView is the longest-running study of the event marketing industry and has been annually published since 2002. Respondents primarily consist of top-ranking marketingexecutives at companies in Western Europe and Asia with Euros 200 million to Euros 4 billion in revenue. Everything from trade and road shows to sponsored concerts to intimate client meetings are classified as events in the survey.

 Buoyed by encouraging policy measures including economic stimulus plans recently announced by governments in the Gulf in response to the challenges of the global credit crunch, Bahrain’s MICE industry is weathering the storm with a robust performance in the first quarter of 2009.

 It landed the World Academy for Laser Applications WALA-Laser2009 Universal Conference & Exhibition with Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Symposium account. Commencing 19th to 21st October 2009 at the BIECC, this three-day international medical event is expected to attract more than 1,000 delegates from all over the world particularly from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Iran, India and the GCC countries, of which 120 are speakers from the laser profession including a few Nobel Prize winners. WALA-Laser2009 is supported by the Arab League, GCC, ASLMS and King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSHRC) and will be attended by business experts from the global arena.

 Prof. Farouk A.H. Al-Watban, BSc, MSc, PhD, Consultant for Laser Medicine, and Laser Technology, President for the World Academy of Laser Applications 2009 (WALA), and past President (2006-2008) of the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT) says,“This progressive multidisciplinary conference and exhibition is designed to bring an update on new laser, aesthetic and anti-aging technology and products in aver interactive format that will provide unparalleled educational experience.

 Elegant Training, the Bahrain-based organiser of the inaugural medical event, has booked 150 room nights for the speakers. With approximately 200 companies exhibiting, the WALA meeting and exhibition is forecast to generate an economic impact of US$1.37 million for Bahrain.

 BECA also converted a lead for the 21st Congress of the Arab Division of the International Academy of Pathology into a sale. This will run from the 6th till the 8th of December 2009 in BIECC’s Convention Centre.

 BECA’s robust Q1 performance demonstrates event marketing can carry Several other potential new businesses are being explored by BECA, of which three are based in the U.S., two in Germany, one in the UAE and another in Bahrain.

 Icing on the cake

 Winning recognition from three globally-renowned organisers for delivering exceptional customer experiences during the first quarter of 2009 was the icing on the cake for BECA.

 BECA won praises from U.K.-based Media Generation Group plc and PennWell Corporation as well as Saudi-based MEACO for going the extra mile in the delivery of its services during each of the three events that were hosted at between February and March 2009.

 Media Generation Group plc and PennWell Corporation organised MEFTEC 2009 and Power-Gen Middle East 2009, respectively, whilst MEACO is the association behind the region’s largest ophthalmic biennial meeting that attracts eye care professionals and exhibiting companies from the Middle East and Africa, Europe, the Americas, South and Far East Asia and Australia.

This reflects BECA’s commitment to building a culture that places our customers at the heart of everything we do, says Hassan Jaffar Mohamed, Acting CEO of BECA. It demonstrates that customers needs and aspirations genuinely form the basis for the design and delivery of our services.

 In separate letters addressed to the Management of the Authority, the two British organisers praised the quality of the service they have received from Bahrain’s forerunner business tourism organization. MEACO conferred an award on BECA for exemplary service at the inauguration of its five-day International Congress in Bahrain.

 Ms. Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, Deputy CEO of BECA, received the award from Dr. Ebtisam Al-Alawi, FRCS, MRCOphth, DO and Chairperson MEACO ‘s Organising Committee in Bahrain.

Our goal is to challenge the expectations of people who may have preconceptions about Bahrain by doing everything possible to ensure the country is at the top of the list when it comes to organisations choosing their destinations,â€? says Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, Deputy CEO of BECA. Providing exceptional value through customer service does not only work to BECA’s advantage, it also ensures that our stakeholders and the community benefit.

Suppliers are becoming more and more aware of the value of business-to-business events and business-to-consumer exhibitions in these challenging times, says Ms. Stanford-Kristiansen. “They are realising the importance of face-to-face interaction ininstilling confidence in their customers and marketing their company’s products or services in the current economic crisis. Amongst peers, you are more conspicuous by your absence.

 ”In support of its recommendation to diversify and include a strong international associationelement in BECA’s events mix, the Authority earlier this year became a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). ASAE is an individual membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing nearly 11,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in 50 countries around the globe, as well as provide products and services to the association community.

ASAE is the key medium to reach buyers from North America, explains Ms. Stanford-Kristiansen. This move complements BECA’s membership in Singapore-based Asian Federation of Exhibition & Convention Associations (AFECA), Brussels-based International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC), Paris-headquartered Union des Foires Internationales (UFI), Amsterdam-based International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA), Dallas-based Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Chicago-headquartered Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE) and Hertfordshire-based Association of Event Venues Limited (AEV).

 Ms. Stanford-Kristiansen also initiated the holding of the Team Bahrain MICE Conference at the BIECC earlier this month with Paul Flackett, Managing Director of IMEX – the biggest MICE conference in the world – as the guest speaker. More than 50 decisionmakers and representatives from Bahrain’s MICE industry including the media attended the first of many events BECA will be organizing with industry stakeholders. More than 30 companies and organizations were represented at the event.

 According to Mr. Flackett who has spent 25 years in the meetings and incentives industry, the MICE industry is robust, “The Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry in the region has survived two Gulf Wars, the Sars outbreak, terrorism and a tsunami, so it will certainly survive the credit crunch.

 Ms. Stanford-Kristiansen says, “The next session will be more interactive working session or round table discussions with a panel of speakers so that we get everyone actively involved.

 Representatives from George P. Johnson (U.K.), the world’s premier experience marketing agency, visited BIECC last month. BECA organized their two-day site inspection of the destination’s meeting facilities and other venues.

 According to Ms. Stanford-Kristiansen, the Authority’s long-term, harmonised alliances with industry stakeholders such as Tourism Affairs, the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), Gulf Air, Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry and others from the leisure and hospitality sectors is valuable. We need their active involvement in order to extend Bahrain’s marketing reach and generate demand for the destination well into the future, she emphasises.

 About Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA) :

Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA) is the forerunner organization with a mandate to market the Kingdom of Bahrain as a preferred, all year-round business destination and cultivate partnerships with key Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry stakeholders by pursuing market development work in the international business sector. Its MICE, Destination Marketing & PR Department seeks to achieve this mandate by nurturing a healthy business environment for the exhibition, convention, meetings and incentive travel community in partnership with the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIEC), the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), Gulf Air, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Tourism Affairs and the hospitality and leisure tourism industry.

 Press Contact :

Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen

 Deputy Chief Executive Officer

 Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA)

 P.: 17558808 | @ :

 BECAGulf Air



Invite fmx/09 Kick-off Press Conference

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009



Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 13:00

Haus der Wirtschaft, Willi-Bleicher-Straße 19, 70174 Stuttgart, Meidinger-Saal

As the leading European event for digital image production, fmx/09 – 14th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital Media is more important than ever before. Difficult times call for commanding voices, and this year’s line-up of big names, leading companies and inspiring speakers lives up to the task. FMX invites the international community to become a part of the legendarily collegial atmosphere in Stuttgart. More than ever, projects being realized in year one of the financial crisis profit from intensive exchange and clever networking with other industry professionals.

The kick-off press conference makes clear what leading partners have come together here. Find out more about the renowned members, concepts and talks:

  • Baden-Wuerttemberg Minister for Media Professor Dr. Wolfgang Reinhart
  • Richard Edlund, Visual Effects Supervisor and Producer, four-time Oscar award-winner for Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi
  • Chris deFaria, Executive Vice President, Digital Production, Animation and Visual Effects, Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Prof. Thomas Schadt, Director Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • Prof. Thomas Haegele, Director of FMX and the Institue of Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg

We are proud that so many notable program and cooperation partners support fmx/09:

  • MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Funding, Gabriele Röthemeyer
  • MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg Innovation, Klaus Haasis
  • Animation Production Day, Michael Schmetz
  • Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, Ulrich Wegenast and Dittmar Lumpp
  • Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Petra Müller
  • Visual Effects Society (VES), Eric Roth
  • Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Joseph Olin
  • 5D Conference, Alex McDowell and Chris Scoates
  • ACM SIGGRAPH, Isaac Kerlow
  • Virtual Humans Forum, Christophe Héry, Industrial Light & Magic & Peter Plantec
  • Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, diploma studies programm Interactive Media, Inga von Staden
  • Focus on China, Kevin Geiger
  • flashconference, Wolfgang Schmidt-Sichermann
  • Faculty of Design Augsburg, Prof. Robert Rose
  • Gobelins, l’école de l’image, Eric Riewer
  • Stuttgart Media University, Prof. Katja Koeppl
  • Design Center Stuttgart, Sabine Lenk
  • Cluster Visual Computing, Prof. Oliver Deussen, Universität Konstanz & Prof. Thomas Ertl, Universität Stuttgart
  • NX Publishing, Jean-Michel Blottière
  • Eyes & Ears of Europe, Wout Nierhoff
  • invaZion, Ingo Nadler

as well as our Main Partners

  • Autodesk
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Sony Pictures Imageworks

The press conference will be accompanied by a German-English translation service.We look forward to welcoming you to the press conference. We would be grateful for a brief confirmation via eMail or the attached response sheet!

Yours sincerely

Nicola Steller

Press Relations fmx/09

PS: There will be a good photo opportunity directly before the conference: at 12:30, Minister Reinhart will view the fmx/expo and fmx/forum, meeting with renowned fmx/09 participants and speakers. Just before the conference at 12:55, all conference participants will meet in front of the Meidinger Hall for a group photo session.

PPS: Allow us to once again remind all journalists to register online before April 30:

To the hands of, Nicola Steller, Press Relations fmx/09, Phone ++49-(0)-7156-350616

fmx/09 kick-off press conference on May 5:

I will be taking part.

- I will not be taking part.


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6th AFRICAN PETROLEUM WEEK 2009, An annual deal-driven networking event

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

 Join us at the 6th African Petroleum Week 2009!!!

Event Dates: 26-28 May 2009, Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Includes: Separately Bookable Events:

26th May :  State of Africa: Strategy Briefing  - Registration: GBP 995 less 10% for bookings prior 10 May

27th May :  African Petroleum Frontiers   -   Registration GBP 995 less 10% for bookings prior 10 May

28 May :  West African Oil, Gas & Energy   - Registration  GBP 995 less 10% for bookings prior 10 May

27th May:  PetroAfricanus Dinner – Registration Fees GBP 250 – non-conference attendees



(African Petroleum Forum + West Africa Oil, Gas & Energy + PetroAfricanus Dinner)


Organised & Hosted By: Global Pacific & Partners


Book Online:

Contact: Babette van Gessel: or

Registration Fees: All fees exclude UK Vat at 15%

Dinner Guest Speaker:  HE Angelina Teny, Minister of Mining & Energy, Sudan – DINNER PLACEMENTS LIMITED

Sponsor & Display Opportunities:  Contact

 With Focus On

·        Established  Competitors & New Entrants

·        New Vistas for  Companies & Investors

·        Exploration  Frontier Landscapes

·        Acreage, Leasing & Open Blocks

·        Undeveloped  Discoveries

·        Political, Security & Legal Environment

·        Sovereignty & Boundary Issues

·        Local Content in Nigeria

·        West African Gas  & LNG

·        Independents In West  Africa

·        Portfolio Maturity  & Renewal

·        Financing &  Investment

·        Building Deepwater Portfolio

 Speakers Include

·        Dr Justin Wilkinson, Principle Scientist, Jacobs Engineering, NASA (HOUSTON)

·        Dr Duncan Clarke, Chairman & CEO, Global Pacific & Partners

·        HE Angelina Teny, Minister of Mining & Energy, Sudan

·        Eddy Belle, Managing Director, Seychelles Petroleum Company

·        Ron Barmby, Director E&P, Buried Hill Energy

·        Roger Welch, Manager, Africa, TGS-NOPEC

·        Robin Sutherland, Exploration Manager, Tullow Oil

·        Jeff Greenblum, Chairman of the Board, Energulf

·        Richard Schmitt, President, Africa Oil Corporation

·        Phil Heilberg, Chairman & CEO, Jarch Capital LLC

·        Rogers Beall, CEO & Senegal Project Manager, Fortesa Intl

·        Djibril Amadou Kanoute General Manager, Petrosen, Senegal

·        Fafa Sanyang, Commissioner for Petroleum, E&P, The Gambia

·        Chris Matchette-Downes, Business Development Manager, Black Marlin Energy

·        Ricardo Silva, Attorney, Miranda Correia Amendoeira

·        William Divine, Managing Director, CI Global

·        Adesina Salawu, Legal Counsel (Litigation), Total E&P Nigeria Ltd

·        Andrew Kain, CEO, AKE Ltd

·        Keith Hughes, Partner, Energy Corporate, Dewey & LeBoeuf

·        George Mingay, Solicitor, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge UK LLP

·        Lukoki Sebastiao, Vice President, Angola, StatoilHydro

·        Theo Ahwireng, Manager, Geophysics, GNPC, Ghana

·        Mamadou Simpara, Director General, AUREP, Mali

·        Muntaqha Rabe Darma, Executive Secretary, PTDF

·        Joseph PILI-PILI Mawezi, Directeur Chef des Services des Projects, Ministere, DRC

·        Dr Alan Stein, Managing Director, Ophir Energy

·        Paul Franck, New Ventures Project Manager, Addax Petroleum

·        Darran Lucas, Vice President, New Ventures Kosmos Energy

·        Bjorn Inge Tonnessen, Executive VP, Svenska Petroleum Exploration AB

·        Galib Virani, Head of Acquisitions & Investor Relations, Afren, London, UK

·        Emma De Borchgrave, Director, Luba Freeport

·        David Lyons, Founding Partner, Capital Partners Worldwide

·        Malcolm Francis, Geophysical Manager Africa, Westerngeco

·        Kamal Dorabawila, Africa Sector Lead: Oil & Gas, IFC

·        Soumo Bose, Chief Executive Officer, Gasol Plc

·        Alec Robinson, President & CEO, Centric Energy

·        Peter Mikkelsen, Technical Advisor, Simco Petroleum

·        Osamede Okhomina, Managing Director, Energy Equity Resources



 We hope to see you there,

 Gayle Meikle

Global Pacific & Partners


Are You Well-Equipped To Fight Against Employee Fraud?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Singapore, April 17, 2009 In the wake of today’s financial meltdown, organisations are looking more closely at their operations, and it is very likely that more employee fraud cases will be exposed.

 As seen from the Satyam and Madoff scandals which shook the entire business world, the repercussions resulting from employee fraud extends beyond just financial damage. Organisations will suffer from substantial internal impact and unquantifiable damage to reputation.

 To equip organisations with the requisite knowledge and tools in the fight against fraud, Pacific Conferences is organising a 2-day Conference on Employee Fraud Prevention and Management from 9-10 July 2009 in Singapore. Speakers from Canon, Siemens, Deloitte Forensic, Ernst & Young, Allen & Gledhill, International Risk, ATMD Bird & Bird, World-Check, Control Risks Screening, and Watson, Farley & Williams, will be going through critical issues such as risk mitigation, fraud investigation, anti-money laundering, fraud response plans etc.

 We have witnessed many fraud-related scandals in Asia and around the globe recently. This calls for more effective responses, both proactive and reactive, to counter employee fraud,” said conference speaker Anthony Hsu, Vice President of International Risk.

 Anthony will be touching on the recent developments of employee fraud in Asia, areas that are most susceptible to employee fraud, and essential business controls that will aid in the fight against fraud.  

 Urging organisations to attend this conference, Kenny Mok, VP of Compliance Office from Siemens, said, This conference will provide some solid material relating to fraud prevention as well as practical enhancements to internal compliance and governance processes in order to prevent or mitigate fraud risks. It will also be an excellent forum for benchmarking practices and networking.

 Kenny will be sharing the compliance programmes undertaken by Siemens, and how it rolled out an anti-corruption-implementation kit which integrates anti-fraud controls into key business processes.

 A conference not to be missed, this rare gathering will congregate a panel of renowned lawyers, consultants and practitioners. Sign up now and find out how to develop a long term anti-fraud strategy and be updated with the latest fraud prevention tools!

 Title: Employee Fraud Prevention & Managementâ€? Conference

Dates: 9 – 10 July 2009

Venue: Sheraton Towers, Singapore

 For more information, please visit, or contact Ms. Lorraine Tiang at +65 6372 2201 or email

 About Pacific Conferences

Pacific Conferences specialises in organising business conferences aimed at providing interactive, insightful information and analysis about issues facing businesses in Asia-Pacific. Our conferences are developed through thorough research and a deep understanding of the critical concerns facing industry professionals. They are addressed by experts and leaders who have deep knowledge and practical experiences in their respective areas.

 For further information, please contact:

Name: Valerie Low (Ms)

Position: Conference Marketing Executive

Tel: +65 6372 2216



Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Announces Support for 2nd Annual Middle East Healthcare Expansion 2009, organized by Fleming Gulf

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City announces to be a Strategic Partner for the 2nd Annual Middle East Healthcare Expansion BCM 12th-13th May organized by Jacob Fleming.

About SKMC

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), located in Abu Dhabi, UAE, operates under the management of Cleveland Clinic, named among the top hospitals in the USA by U.S. News and World Report. SKMC is owned by SEHA, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, recently established to oversee operations of all public hospitals in the Emirate. SKMC is the flagship institution for the public health system in Abu Dhabi and has several ‘Centers of Excellence,’ and aspires to practice contemporary medicine comparable to the best hospitals and medical centers in the world. SKMC provides comprehensive health care services in all of the disciplines relevant to the needs and priorities of the community to attain the highest levels of patient satisfaction.

SKMC consists of a 520-bed Acute Care Hospital and 14 specialized outpatient clinics accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI). In addition, SKMC manages a 120-bed Behavior Sciences Pavilion, an 88-bed Rehabilitation Center, 9 primary healthcare centers, and two dental centers distributed over the city of Abu Dhabi.

2nd Middle East Healthcare Expansion Business Club Meetings (12th and 13h of May 2009, Dubai) will gather the upper-level decision makers within the healthcare industry to discuss the hottest issues of the day and obtain solutions for the latest development & expansion programs. The event will provide an exclusive, business-driven environment using prescheduled one-to-one business meetings and educational sessions that are strictly limited to Medial directors and Healthcare specialists.

Gold Sponsors:

AME International
Siemens Healthcare

Silver Sponsors:

The AARDEX Group International

Badge Sponsor


Solution Provider


The event is supported by GCC Gulf Ministers Council, Dubai Healthcare City and the Saudi Association for Health Informatics and partnered with MENA Health World, The Hospital Post, INFOMEDIX, The Hospital Magazine, Healthcare Business Middle East

Dhanushka Arjuna, Head of BCM (Business Club Meeting) at Fleming Gulf, quotes: Middle East Healthcare Expansion” congress allows only a limited number of solution providers from each country and category to attend. We work proactively with solution providers before, during and after the event and that builds a true business-driven environment. Our speakers are recruited from top companies and relevant government departments, and represent the best in the industry. Their contributions and shared experiences bring our clients fresh perspectives and viewpoints on their industry, promoting growth and business development. This event would definitely be one amongst those which cannot be missed.

For more information please visit: contact Fleming Gulf on tel: + 971 4 6091 576, e-mail:

About Jacob Fleming

Jacob Fleming Group, one of the world’s leading business intelligence companies that provide business-to-business conferences, consultancy services and market research. Jacob Fleming Group offices in Bratislava (Slovakia), Prague (Czech Republic), Budapest (Hungary), Barcelona (Spain), Dubai (UAE) and Cleveland (USA), specialize in organizing prestigious international conferences for Europe and GCC region that provide groundbreaking strategies and proven technical expertise in business functional areas and vertical markets, which include the real estate, energy, finance, media, pharmaceutical and telecom sectors.

Featured Conference Venue: Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel


 The high-rise Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel is located in the Diagonal financial district of Barcelona, Spain. For Organizers in search of conference venues, Sofia Hotel offers 26 function rooms, adaptable spaces suitable for all types of events, from small groups to groups of up to 1,200 delegates. All function rooms boast of natural light (except rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors ) and excellent customer service support.

 Contraste restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine in three dining areas. A la carte, buffet and set menu options are available. The ground-floor restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can have their drinks in the hotel’s indoor bar and poolside bar.

 Another feature that sets Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel apart is its Spa & Wellness Centre with 2000m2 dedicated to treatments and programmes designed for individual needs plus a Fitness Centre, Indoor Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Massage, Outdoor Swimming Pool & Solarium.

 With these and more, your guests can look forward to a stimulating and enriching experience attending the conference

 For Business & Event

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Banquet facilities
  • Business center
  • Computer rental
  • Conference room(s)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Event catering
  • Exhibit space
  • Meeting rooms (small groups)
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Secretarial services
  • Translation services

 Contact details:

Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel Barcelona




Strategic Gas Storage and Security of Supply

Monday, April 20th, 2009

As a member of Goingtomeet you can take advantage of a 20% discount

if you book by 29th of April 2009

Aries Forth’s Strategic Gas Storage and Security of Supply Conference will address the economics and planning of new storage facilities as well as the technical challenges faced while building them. It will also look to the future of the gas landscape of Europe. You will hear a holistic approach to gas storage from the technical issues to the strategic place of gas storage in the marketing and trading environment.

The Agenda

  • Appraise the current situation of security of gas supply in Europe & the future outlooks
  • Benefit from gas storage investments on cross-border European gas markets
  • Explore the best approaches for buying & selling gas storage capacities
  • Take a road to financing new gas storage projects during the credit crunch
  • Compare national regulations and how they influence gas storage investments –overview of the countries of Central, Eastern, South and Northern Europe

Our panel of speakers invited includes:

  • Paul Hallas, Director of Gas Supplies, CENTRICA ENERGY
  • Bjorn Denninger, Head of Gas Division, ENERGYNET.DK
  • Dr Jan Von Drathen, Head of Gas Disptach, EON ENERGY TRADING
  • Cristobal Burgos-Alonso, Energy Advisor DG TREN, EUROPEAN COMMISSION
  • Martina Krizmanich, Gas Storage Analyst, E-CONTROL
  • Juan Albas Rio, Director of Regulatory Affairs, ENDESA
  • Leslie Palti, Energy Journalist, ENERGY INTELLIGENCE
  • Michael Kreuz, Gas Storage Manager, OMV Gas
  • And many others…

Who will attend?
ARIES FORTH´s forums are highly effective in uniting top level decision makers, key note speakers from Blue Chip Corporations. Delegates will be drawn from:

  • Gas Distribution and Storage
  • Gas Sourcing and Organisation
  • Gas Operations
  • Business Development
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Commercial Operations
  • Gas Infrastructure
  • Gas Supplies
  • Business Analysis
  • Gas Upstream, Downstream and Midstream
  • Natural Gas
  • Planning and Control

In order to take advantage of the discount,

Contact Anais Donnee at Aries Forth

Ana Donne

Marketing Manager

T: (0034) 93 215 92 98

F: (0034) 93 488 36 35

Featured Convention Center: Shangri La Mactan Resort and Spa

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Shangri La Mactan Resort & Spa

Renowned for its hospitality, the beautiful island of Cebu offers the picturesque Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa for conventions and conferences.

With a relaxing, lush tropical setting overlooking the Mactan Sea, Mactan Resort and Spa offers a premier location for your event or special occasion in Cebu. The resort is just minutes from the international airport and Lapu-Lapu City, plus it has the latest facilities and that signature Shangri-La service—professional and exceptional.

 Busy event organizers are constantly looking for ways to work efficiently and successfully. Its Shangri-La Signature Events is created to offer streamlined and highly successful event delivery, w hich is aimed to be both easy to do business with and attentive to the finest details.


For groups of 50 or more guestrooms


 A written proposal and quotation for the event on the next working day upon enquiry

 Dedicated event management team to handle all arrangements of the event

 Dedicated AV technician throughout the event to ensure smooth operation of equipment

Dedicated meeting attendant for message delivery and on-site service requirements

 Dedicated event specialists in key departments to provide seamless service across the hotel

 Value-added Meeting Package

 For Meeting Planners:

 One complimentary airport round-trip transfer for the event organiser

 Upgrade to a larger guestroom with additional work space

 Special rates for pre- and post-event stays

 Complimentary breakfast at café or Horizon Club lounge

Free mobile phone for local calls throughout the stay

 Free flow of coffee/tea and drinking water in the secretariat room

Free local calls

 Complimentary broadband Internet access

 Free in-room fax machine and printer

 25% discount on all business centre services




Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa

Punta Engano Road


Cebu 6015, Philippines