Radiology Experts Scan Through Oman

April 25, 2019

Radiology Experts Scan Through Oman

Oman, represented by ORMIS (the Oman Radiology and Molecular Imaging Society), and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Oman Medical Association, the Oman Convention Bureau and the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre has won a bid to host  the 30th edition of the International Radiology Congress in October 2020. ORMIS was formed in 2009 and one of its aims is to bring all radiologists working in Oman together under one umbrella to facilitate dialogue and exchange ideas. It also allows for sharing standardised protocols and procedures for diagnostic and therapeutic radiology procedures.

Key highlights of the conference will include diagnostic, interventional radiology, radiation protection and the important subject of Artificial Intelligence applications in radiology.  There will also be a separate programme within the congress for Radiographers and Radiology Technologists and an exhibition demonstrating the latest technology and equipment in the field of radiology.

Khalid Al Zadjali, Director of the Oman Convention Bureau added, “It is expected that more than 1000 experts will attend the congress from all over the globe with many internationally renowned speakers covering the latest advances in radiology. We will ensure that they have the most successful conference ever and we will shower them with our warm Omani hospitality.”

 

April 4, 2019

2020 Radiology Congress Scans Oman

Oman, represented by ORMIS (the Oman Radiology and Molecular Imaging Society), and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Oman Medical Association, the Oman Convention Bureau and the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre has won a bid to host the 30th edition of the International Radiology Congress in October 2020. Key highlights of the conference will include diagnostic, interventional radiology, radiation protection and the important subject of Artificial Intelligence applications in radiology.  There will also be a separate programme within the congress for Radiographers and Radiology Technologists and an exhibition demonstrating the latest technology and equipment in the field of radiology.

ORMIS was formed in 2009 and one of its aims is to bring all radiologists working in Oman together under one umbrella to facilitate dialogue and exchange ideas. It also allows for sharing standardised protocols and procedures for diagnostic and therapeutic radiology procedures.

Khalid Al Zadjali, Director of the Oman Convention Bureau added, “It is expected that more than 1000 experts will attend the congress from all over the globe with many internationally renowned speakers covering the latest advances in radiology. We will ensure that they have the most successful conference ever and we will shower them with our warm Omani hospitality.”

 

March 5, 2019

Oman Helps Advance Gas Research in 2020

The Sultanate of Oman has been selected to host the International Gas Union’s 16th International Gas Research Conference (IGRC) in 2020 in collaboration with Oman LNG and the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC). The triennial event highlights the research, development and innovation aspects of the ever-growing gas industry. Harib Al Kitani, CEO of Oman LNG LLC said, “IGRC 2020 will bring over 1000 senior leaders, partners and experts in the gas industry together to share invaluable insights into the role of natural gas today and in the future.”

The Sultanate of Oman is recognised as a global leader in enhanced recovery technologies. This is largely thanks to the country’s focus on research and the key reason behind Oman’s application to host IGRC 2020 was to further Oman’s ambition of becoming a knowledge economy and to transform the commodity reliant country into one that helps shape the world’s thinking.

February 12, 2019

Dubai Gathers the World with 10 New Conferences

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has announced that it has won the bids to host 10 new international congresses at the venue from 2019 – 2022. These high-profile events will bring to Dubai approximately 37,000 delegates from around the world.

2019 will welcome two space-themed congresses hosted by Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre. An anticipated 2,500 delegates will attend the 4th Young Professionals in Space Conference (YPS) in October followed by the 22nd International Academy of Astronautics Human in Space Symposium in November. This event is being held in the Middle East for the first time as part of the centre’s efforts to promote the UAE as a hub for space science and research.

Confirmed congresses for 2020 include the 6th Global Symposiums on Health Systems Research which will welcome an estimated 2,500 delegates in November and the 40th Congress of the Societe International d’Urologie.

Confirmed congresses for 2021 include ACTE Society of Petroleum Engineers which will see 10,000 oil and gas professionals from across the globe, World Congress of Gastroenterology which will be attended by 8,000-10,000 delegates, and the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2021 which will welcome 5,000 delegates from the global physical therapy community.

Other key events that will take place in 2021 include the World Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology and the 5th edition of the ISPRS Geospatial Week.

January 17, 2019

Productive 2018 for Dubai

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, had a fruitful 2018 securing a total of 261 bids which are set to attract an additional 153,640 delegates to Dubai over the coming years. The 24% increase since 2017 signifies a shift towards larger-scale events and further cementing the Emirate as an attractive global business destination.

Key bid wins from 2018 include the World Congress of Gastroenterology set to take place in 2021 with a total of 6,000 delegates in attendance, the Mary Kay China Incentive set to take place in 2019 with 800 delegates in attendance, as well as the World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress, set to take place in 2020, which will bring 1,000 delegates to Dubai. Other notable wins in 2018 include the World Chambers Congress, which will take place in Dubai in 2021 with 1,500 delegates set to attend and the Congress of the Societe International D’Urologie that will bring in 2,000 delegates to Dubai in 2021.

Steen Jakobsen, Assistant Vice President of Dubai Business Events, said: “One of Dubai’s strengths when it comes to reaching out to event planners and creating compelling bids for major events is the close team work and collaborative approach taken by stakeholders across the city. Business events hosted in the city play an important role in the development of our knowledge economy and are a crucial part of our wider tourism strategy and contribution to Dubai’s GDP growth.”

October 12, 2018

Mental Health Experts Put their Minds together in Abu Dhabi

This year’s International Mental Health Conference is set to take between 18 and 20 October at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The conference provides an invaluable opportunity to prominent clinical practitioners, academics, service providers and mental health experts to build relationships and to share knowledge, research, latest advances and best practices in the arena of mental health across a broad spectrum of mental disorders.

The conference program is designed to challenge, inspire, demonstrate and encourage participants while facilitating discussion.  The program will explore mental health access and support, service design and specialized clinically focused programs, physical wellbeing and mental wellness, mentally healthy workplaces, disorder management, strategies and support for wellness of mental health workers, suicide and harm prevention. It includes an extensive range of keynotes, concurrent sessions, workshops and posters to examine solutions and share ideas for improving the quality of life for those with mental health issues.

September 12, 2018

Dubai Reaches out to France-Based Associations

Dubai Association Centre (DAC) has taken up the project of presenting international associations with the opportunity to become more international by creating a base in Dubai. In the framework of its ‘Going Global Series’ campaign, DAC will welcome France-based associations to attend a special meeting at the UAE embassy in Paris on 19 October.

Titled ‘Is Your Association Ready for the Global Challenge’, this workshop will demonstrate the potential there is in global expansion and how it can be achieved, as well as the difficulties that come with it. Part of the one-day program is presentations of associations who have already set up an office in Dubai, including the International Association of Public Transport.

Dubai Association Centre has seen quite an increase in 2018 in the number of associations joining, 38% to be precise, with examples including the Energy Institute, Arab Association of Urology, International Coach Federation, Gulf Flight Safety Association, and the International Live Events Association.

Visit www.dubaiassociationcentre.com should you wish to find out more.

Photo: Hassan Al Hashemi, Member of the Executive Committee of Dubai Association Centre and Vice President of International Relations at Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

September 7, 2018

Dubai Caters for Association Leaders

Dubai Association Centre (DAC), a joint initiative of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), is to host the city’s first-ever Association Leaders Getaway from 10 to 13 December.

Following the groundwork laid in first Dubai Association Conference, held in late 2017, the Getaway is designed to offer a unique platform for networking, trials and discussions, all set amidst immersive experiences and scenic settings around the city.

The four-day event will bring together 60 attendees representing local, regional and international associations, in addition to Dubai Government representatives, university students and academics, as well as association volunteer leaders. The Getaway will support in curating themes and topics of interest for the next Dubai Association Conference, set to take place in 2019.

July 31, 2018

World Gastroenterology Congress Chooses Dubai

Dubai has been selected as the host city for World Gastroenterology Organisation’s biennial World Congress of Gastroenterology which is set to take place from 12-15 December 2021 (WCOG-2021) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Congress will see participation of over 6,000 delegates from around the world, all gathered to share knowledge and best practice that will aid advancement of the health science of gastroenterology.

The extensive bidding journey included a successful presentation by Dr. Maryam Al Khatry, President of the Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society “EGHS” of the Emirates Medical Association, at the WGO General Assembly in Washington DC. She said: “Winning the right to host this important congress for the UAE is a major milestone for our country and the region as a whole. It marks the first time in history that the WGO has convened a major international congress in partnership with an Arab-based national society. By joining forces with the WGO,  our aim is to foster joint activities with a high caliber world leading organization and jointly create a progressive legacy for many years to come.”

This milestone win confirms the commitment of the UAE as a supporter of scientific innovation and the advancement of medical practice on an international scale and re-affirms Dubai’s position as a leading destination for meetings and conventions.

July 17, 2018

UFI to Take its Annual Congress to Oman

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has selected Oman and the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre for the 2020 UFI Global Congress. The event is organized in November of each year and brings together more than 500 industry professionals from more than 50 countries. It has previously been hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa (2017), Shanghai, China (2016) and Milan, Italy (2015). This year, it will be hosted in St.  Petersburg, Russia, followed by Bangkok, Thailand in 2019.

Ideallly situated on the Arabian Peninsula and only seven hours away from half of the world’s population, Oman is a country that merits to be discovered. Oman is a diverse nation rich in both history and culture, blessed with a breath-taking natural beauty.

Chairman of Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, H.E. Mohsin Al Balushi, said: “It is an honour to have been selected to host the 2020 UFI Global Congress and bringing such prestigious delegates to Oman would showcase the wonderful exhibition facilities and services that the country had to offer and reflected the growing confidence in the local market place. I am sure that the delegates will have a memorable experience in this land of enormous diversity and natural beauty. Our new convention and exhibition centre is the ideal venue for facilitating the exchange of ideas amongst the UFI members”.