JANUARY 5-8 ArabPlast 2019 Dubai World Trade Centre arabplast.info
ArabPlast is the largest trade expo for plastics, petrochemicals and the rubber industry in the MENA region. The 2019 edition is set to bring together key players and experts in the sector from around the world, aiming to beat last year’s total of 906 exhibitors from 41 countries and 27,268 visitors from 119 countries. The expo will showcase innovative ideas, technologies and products across a range of industry fields.
JANUARY 28-30 Abu Dhabi Publishing Forum 2019 Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi visitabudhabi.ae
DCT Abu Dhabi will host the second edition of the Abu Dhabi Publishing Forum, featuring panel discussions, workshops, and an exhibition showcasing the most advanced technologies in the field of digital publishing. This year’s theme is ‘The future of digital publishing: Technologies and challenges – the global experience’, and will focus on the significance of digital publishing in the era of the internet and tech advancement.
JANUARY 14-17 World Future Energy Summit Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre worldfutureenergysummit.com
The World Future Energy Summit returns under the theme of ‘embracing the future, welcoming disruption’. More than 850 exhibiting companies from over 40 countries will take part, as well as a range of top-level speakers including former Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon. The summit will have a number of zones dedicated to energy, water, eco-waste, solar, green buildings, mobility and more.
JANUARY 28-31 Arab Health Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre arabhealthonline
The leading healthcare business platform in the Middle East has been taking place for almost 45 years and now boasts upwards of 4,150 exhibiting companies, 84,500 healthcare and trade professionals, and 65 exhibiting countries. As well as showcasing the latest trends, products and services in healthcare, the event will feature an Innovation Hub, a series of Innov8 talks, and a raft of expert speakers.
JANUARY 20-22 Intersec 2019 Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre intersec.ae.messefrankfurt.com
Intersec is a leading trade fair for security, safety and fire protection, bringing together business, technology and innovations under one roof. More than 1,300 exhibitors will showcase a comprehensive range of products across seven broad sections: commercial security, smart home, cybersecurity, fire and rescue, safety and health, homeland security and policing, and perimeter and physical security.
JANUARY 30-31 The Sport Business Summit Bab Al Qasr, Abu Dhabi leadersinsport.com
This two-day event hosted by Abu Dhabi Sports Council will feature a main summit and a series of bespoke workshops, providing a platform for attendees to discuss key themes and topics of the business of sport. An impressive speakers list is headed by Lord Sebastian Coe, president of the IAAF, Keith Harris, deputy chairman of Everton FC, and Keith Pelly, CEO of the PGA European Tour. Some 350 industry executives are expected to attend.