Wednesday 4 March 2015

UAE firms eye Hong Kong fairs for sourcing

Seven upcoming trade fairs in Hong Kong present tremendous opportunities for enterprises from the UAE to source quality products under one roof and make alliances and business contacts for expansion, said event organisers. “We look forward to seeing more importers and distr


100 global experts for Doha filmmakers event

More than one hundred leading film industry professionals are expected to participate in the first edition of Qumra, a new event dedicated to the development of emerging filmmakers from Qatar and around the world. The event takes place from March 6 to 11 in Doha, Qatar


King Faisal International prize winners named

The winners of the 37th annual King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) were presented to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at a VIP ceremony in Riyadh. Prince Khalid Al Faisal, director of the King Faisal Foundation, said: ”Winners of the King Faisal Int


Iran steps up monitoring of social media

Iran monitored eight million Facebook accounts with new software and will watch other social media sites for content that contravenes the Islamic Republic's moral codes, state television reported on Monday. The Centre for Investigation of Organised Crime, a branch of the elit


Twitter, law enforcement probe IS threats

Twitter and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports. Islamic State supporters, in online posts on Sunday, cal


Coca-Cola kicks-off 100-year celebration

Leading beverage company Coca-Cola has kicked-off a year-long campaign to celebrate the 100-year old bottle design. The campaign will include new advertising, a music anthem and a series of art exhibits featuring works from some of the world’s leading contemporary artists i


Alfred Basbous' art work show opens in Dubai

ArtSpace Gallery has opened the Alfred Basbous’s solo exhibition in Dubai, organised in collaboration with Basbous Foundation. More than 20 artworks are being showcased until March 5, with event opening simultaneously with the exhibition in Beirut, Lebanon. B


New international art fair to launch in Bahrain

A major new international art fair is set for launch later this year inside a 50-metre diameter marquee to be erected opposite the newly-opened Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay. 'Art Bahrain' aims to provide a platform for artists from around the globe to exhibit their work


Xerox to exhibit at Gulf Print and Pack

Xerox will showcase its market-leading suite of digital production products and services at the upcoming Gulf Print and Pack exhibition in Dubai, UAE, a major trade show for the graphic communications industry. The event will run at the Dubai World Trade Centre from April 13 to 1


Lexus Bahrain website wins prestigious awards

Ebrahim K Kanoo, the sole distributor of Toyota and Lexus in the kingdom of Bahrain, has won two Gold and one Silver awards for its new Lexus Bahrain website ( at the W³ Awards. The Lexus Bahrain website received Gold awards for General Website Categories (A

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