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An Interview with Mubarak Al Shamsi, Director of the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau


The Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau aims to drive and support the development and promotion of business events tourism throughout the emirate efficiently, effectively, transparently, and in partnership with all its stakeholders. Its main mission is to champion the emirate as a dynamic global business events leader. The bureau can assist with planners needs and acts as a one-stop shop offering free advice, help with planning and local knowledge.

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Interview with Steen Jakobsen from Dubai Convention Bureau


Dubai has a reputation as the destination of choice for those seeking luxury and glamour, but what makes it a good place for a meeting of business delegates?

While Dubai certainly offers luxury and glamour that can impress the most well-heeled travellers, the city has a wide range of hospitality and venue options that provide tremendous value for business delegates. The city, under Tourism Vision 2020, aims to attract 20 million visitors by 2020,

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Elite Capital Interview


Explain the nature of Elite Capital & Co’s enterprise and who are the main people behind the business?

Elite Capital & Co’s services are suitable for all types of Infrastructure Projects in either Greenfield (Pre Operations Stage) or Brownfield (Operations Stage) including but not limited to Sea Ports, Airports, Railway, Bridges, Roads and Highways, Water and Sanitation Utilities, Energy, Communications, Hospitals, Schools and Social Infrastructure etc. This includes other projects or activities that impact positively on the relevant country’s basic infrastructure including the manufacturing of components used in infrastructure (such as cement and steel) and infrastructure associated with mining and agribusiness.The main people behind the business are three:

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Keeping up Conventions

altSteering the meetings industry in Krakow – Appraisal and monitoring of the economic influence of the meetings industry on Krakow’s economy, using good practice from Switzerland. The importance of Krakow meetings industry appears to be growing with every year. It can be concluded only on the basis of the number of congresses and conferences organized in our city.
As a result of several years of co-operation between Krakow Convention Bureau, Municipality of Krakow with the Cracow University of Economics Foundation and Krakow Festival Office it has been decided to apply for external funds for analysis of actual importance of the meetings industry in Krakow. Prepared project application was on the first position in the ranking of applications qualified for financing. Substantive justification, assumed research methodology and experience of Polish and Swiss partners proved high quality of the venture and reliability of scheduled works.

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Crazy for Culture

What are the common attributes that link Athens, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Avignon? They all start with the letter ‘A’. Check. They are all exciting cities in Europe. Check. And they have all been given the chance to demonstrate their cultural development by delivering a 12-month project dedicated wholly to art and culture through the European Capital of Culture title in recent years.

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