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SEPTEMBER 3-5 World Heavy Oil Congress and Exhibition Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat worldheavyoilcongress.com
With heavy and extra heavy oil resources estimated to be 40 per cent of the world’s oil reserves, this event aims to bring together the entire heavy oil value chain to convene, connect and engage in conversation. Topics under discussion at the technical conference and strategic conference will range from upstream, midstream and downstream operations, research and technology, and more.
SEPTEMBER 23-24 Facility Management Expo Dubai World Trade Centre fm-expo.com
FM professionals will gather for three days to source new products and services, boost their industry knowledge and network with peers. A range of conferences, talks and workshops will seek to reveal dominant trends, stimulate the exchange of ideas and address key issues within the sector. The event will include the Waste and Recycling Summit, interactive seminars, industry report giveaways and more, designed to help attendees enhance their understanding of the facility management landscape.
SEPTEMBER 12 Startup Grind hosts Haider Khan In5, Dubai Internet City startupgrind.com/dubai
The popular Startup Grind series continues with this talk by the co-founder of Bayut.com, Haider Ali Khan. Startup Grind is a global platform based in 300 cities across 98 countries, offering events, media, partnerships, networking, guidance and advice for the world’s entrepreneur community. At this talk, Khan will discuss his own start-up journey, with opportunities for attendees to learn from his success story as well as connecting with potential partners in what is an excellent networking environment.
SEPTEMBER 26-27 IDC CIO Summit InterContinental Jeddah idcksaciosummit2018.com
Thought leadership is at the core of this event, aiming to lay down a blueprint for thriving in the digital economy and delivering digital business at scale. Global analysts, market leading vendors and 100 of the region’s most influential ICT leaders will collectively seek to make sense of the region’s rapidly evolving digital transformation landscape and shape the digital strategies of tomorrow. Presentations, panel discussions, focus groups and workshops fill a busy agenda designed to help CIOs plan for the future.
SEPTEMBER 16-18 The Hotel Show Dubai World Trade Centre thehotelshow.com
The largest and longest-standing hospitality trade events in the Middle East and Africa returns for its 19th edition, with lofty ambitions to reshape and redefine the region’s hospitality industry and tourist trade. More than 600 exhibitors from around the world will showcase products across areas such as interiors, lighting, technology, design, security, kitchen and laundry, and more. Some 50,000 sector professionals are expected to attended, with seminars, competitions, demonstrations and more.
OCTOBER 14-18 International Company Directors Course Shangri-La Hotel Dubai aicd.companydirectors.com.au/education
This five day course hosted by the Australian Institute of Company Directors will offer an in-depth examination into the role and responsibility of a director acting in an international context. Based on international good practice, using case studies from around the world, the course will cover directors’ duties, the international legal environment, risk and strategy, financial performance and board effectiveness.