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    UFI's Global Congress - The Exhibition Industry's Annual Global Gathering to ​take place in Oman in 2020

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    UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry announced today that the 2020 UFI Global Congress will be held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, and will be hosted by the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.
    5th Jul, 2018
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    Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company celebrates Global Exhibitions Day

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    GED is a strategic global event aimed at highlighting the significant contributions made by the MICE sector worldwide
    6th Jun, 2018
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    OCEC Launches Convention Centre at IMEX

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    Oman’s business tourism product has just been enhanced with the opening of The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC)’s convention facilities.
    28th May, 2018
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    ICCA stimulates meetings sector in Middle East with new strategic meeting format

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    ICCA Middle East’s strategic approach to stimulating the growth of meetings business and diversifying destinations is engaging policy makers and using creative meetings methodology.
    3rd May, 2018
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    Doha Confirmed to Host Les Clefs d'Or International Congress in 2021

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    The UICH (Union Internationale des Concierges d'Hôtels) Qatar Chapter has confirmed Doha will host the organisation’s annual congress in 2021. The 67th edition of the annual event is expected to gather more than 900 members of the hospitality sector for a six-day program which combines professional development, networking and social activities.
    23rd Apr, 2018
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    OCEC receives country’s first LEED Gold certification

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    The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC), part of OMRAN’s Madinat Al Irfan Development is the first tourism development in Oman to achieve a LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for package 2 (Exhibition Centre, Car Park and Energy Centre).
    11th Apr, 2018
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    Dubai Concludes Europe Associations Roadshow

    28th Mar, 2018
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    Dubai Tourism Recognises Al Safeer Congress Ambassadors for Bringing Key Business Events to Dubai

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    The Al Safeer Congress Ambassador Programme supported 67% of successful bids for association conferences submitted by Dubai Business Events in 2017 and members awarded at annual appreciation event held today at Park Hyatt, Dubai.
    27th Feb, 2018
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    2017 Most Successful Year to Date for Dubai Business Events

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    Dubai won a record 212 bids and proposals, representing a 61% increase from 2016 and 2017 wins result in an economic impact of approximately AED 715 million.
    14th Feb, 2018
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    Key Elements for an Ideal Winter Trip

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    Although Lebanon is known for being an all-year-round sunny destination, it also gets its fair share of snow during the winter season.
    2nd Feb, 2018
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    Lebanon: From Strength to Strength

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    2017 has been a successful year for Lebanon. Not only is the country nearing 2 million of visitors by the end of the year (11% increase from last year), the country is amongst the top 10 trending destinations for 2018.
    21st Dec, 2017
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    Double Win for Oman

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    As a direct result of Oman’s new convention centre facilities, part of the new Madinat Al Irfan urban development, the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) and the Oman Convention Bureau are celebrating a double-win having successfully won two major congresses; the World Hospital Congress in 2019 and the Royal Congress of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in 2020.
    18th Dec, 2017
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    Oman Celebrates the First ICCA Oman Meetings Association Expert Forum

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    On 21 and 22 November, the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) in association with the Oman Convention Bureau (Ministry of Tourism) and the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) celebrated a successful first ICCA Oman Meetings Association Expert Forum.
    15th Dec, 2017
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    Pure Arabia Joins Global DMC Partners

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    Partnership adds Dubai-based DMC to their global network.
    15th Dec, 2017
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    Kenes Group Team’s Winning Year

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    Looking back at 2017, we are proud to move into the new year with our golden team.
    12th Dec, 2017
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    ICCA Middle East Reaches 50 Member-Milestone in Fastest Growing Region for Association Meetings

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    Due to increased activities on education, networking and advocacy, ICCA membership in the Middle East region has increased over 70% in the last 18 months.
    11th Dec, 2017
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    Industry Leaders Signal Optimism at 1st Dubai Association Conference

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    The inaugural Dubai Association Conference is taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.
    11th Dec, 2017
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    Positive Impact Marks the End of their Campaign to Tell the Story of the Power of Events

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    Positive Impact marks the end of their campaign to Tell the Story of the Power of Events during the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism with industry report and collaborations launched with global influencers.
    1st Dec, 2017
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    Global Destination Sustainability Index Releases First Ever City Ranking

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    The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) has released today its second ranking of the sustainability performance of 40 meeting and events cities worldwide.
    21st Nov, 2017
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    MCI Middle East and Zahara Tours Join Forces to Bring Association Events to Oman

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    MCI Middle East is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Zahara Tours in the Sultanate of Oman and have now launched MCI Oman.
    20th Nov, 2017
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