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Expo Centre sees 7% increase in visitor numbers in Q1

Expo Center Sharjah has recorded a 7 percent increase in the number of visitors to exhibitions and events taking place at the Centre during the first quarter of 2017, compared with the same period in 2016. According to the Expo Centre management, 302,474 people visited events during January, February and March, including 12 specialised exhibitions. The meetings, incentives, conferences and ...

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Sharjah to add new 4m sqft. exhibition centre

Sharjah is building a new 4 million square foot (370,000 sqm.) exhibition and conference centre in Al Tai district, near the intersection of Emirates Road and Mleiha Road. Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) revealed recently that next year’s Sharjah International Book Fair will move to the new venue in order to expand its area from 25,000 square metres (269,098 sq. ft.) ...

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Arab book market worth $1 billion

The Arab book market is worth US$1 billion per annum, according to the Chairman of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), Ahmed Bin Rakkad Al Ameri, who was speaking at a panel session at the Sharjah International Book Fair this week. Some 650,000 people have visited the 35th edition of the eleven-day book fair during its first four days, with 1,681 publishing ...

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Basma Group awards AED 120m Novotel Sharjah Expo construction contract

Basma Group Sharjah has awarded the AED 120 million (US$ 32.7m) construction contract for the Novotel Sharjah Expo to Klampfer Middle East LLC, a joint venture between Basma Group and KBW Investments. The new 4-star hotel will be located adjacent to the international exhibition and conference centre in Sharjah city’s central business district. The Gulf region’s meetings, incentives, conferences and ...

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MEA event leaders meet in Sharjah

Leaders from the Middle East and Africa’s exhibition industry met in Sharjah this month for a Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) Leadership Meeting. The meeting of the UFI’s Middle East and Africa Chapter was held at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 2 June 2016 and was attended by exhibition organisers, venues and industry service providers. ...

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Sharjah puts halal tourism in the spotlight

The fourth OIC Halal Middle East, which is being held from 8 to 10 December at Expo Centre Sharjah, will shine a spotlight on the halal tourism industry. The new vertical segment of the show, Halal Tourism Middle East 2015, is expected to help the local and regional industry tap into the fast growing halal travel and tourism market. According ...

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Accor adds Pullman brand to Sharjah hotel pipeline

Accor Hotels Middle East, one of the fastest growing hospitality groups in the Middle East, is expanding its footprint in Sharjah with the addition of a 188-room Pullman hotel, near to Expo Centre Sharjah. The group announced the new property after signing a number of new hotel management agreements with Sharjah-headquartered Manazil Group. Accor has previously announced plans for a ...

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Expo Centre Sharjah & Air Arabia sign MoU

In a strategic move aimed at boosting mutual growth, two of Sharjah’s leading establishments, Expo Centre Sharjah and Air Arabia, have decided to join hands in a three-year cooperation agreement. A Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, aimed at maximising visibility and branding of both parties in the best possible ways, was signed on Monday 12th October by Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, ...

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Regus opens at Expo Centre Sharjah

Global workplace provider Regus has opened a new serviced office centre at Expo Centre Sharjah, one of the region’s leading exhibition venues. The new business centre at Sharjah Expo is one of three Regus facilities in Sharjah, providing fully equipped serviced offices. Expo Centre Sharjah , now hosts fully equipped and ready-to-go workspaces, in a convenient location adjacent to the ...

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Expo Centre CEO to chair IAEE Gulf Chapter

Expo Centre Sharjah chief executive officer Saif Mohammed Al Midfa has been elected as the chairman of Arabian Gulf Chapter of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), the leading association for the global exhibition industry. The IAEE’s Gulf chapter represents the region’s US$1.3 billion (AED 4.8b) meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry. IAEE is the largest association ...

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