To provide an economic outlook for the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region post COVID-19, on June 17 UFI Connects held a session with chief economist Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden, CEO of Arabia Monitor, in conversation with Naji El Haddad, Middle East & Africa Regional Manager at UFI.
Since last October the world has transitioned through a few unexpected rumbles. Most cities are now gradually opening up again. Dubai is now opened at 100% capacity across various the government and private sectors, public services, facilities and amenities. Government employees have returned to work from office this week. All Dubai World Trade Centre employees are similarly back to offices next week.
The Big 5, our annual trade event connecting the global construction community in Dubai, is moving dates from 23-26 November 2020 and will be held next on 12-15 September 2021, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company has launched a series of 360-degree virtual tours designed to allow planners to explore the flagship venue Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and its sister venue Al Ain Convention Centre in the UNESCO heritage garden city of Al Ain from the comfort of their own homes.
As the MICE industry continues to lobby authorities around the world to consider business events separately from ‘mass gatherings’ and the US President moves to shut down his country’s funding for The World Health Organisation, the WHO has issued new guidelines for outdoor events and ‘mass gatherings’.