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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.

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