DIFC Conference and Exhibition Centre Opens with DIFC Week

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) today announced the inauguration of the DIFC Conference and Exhibition Centre with a week long schedule of conferences, as part of the first DIFC Week.  This week, running from 26th to 30th November 2006, will provide the opportunity for regional and international decision makers and businessmen to focus on key economic issues across the Middle East and North Africa.

Nasser Al Shaali, CEO of DIFC Authority welcomed the launch of the new Conference and Exhibition Centre: ”DIFC Week, which will be the opening event at our new Conference and Exhibition Centre, will enable attendees to listen to a variety of experts and interact with counterparts on a range of topics both at a regional and global level.  Whilst there are many conferences taking place in Dubai throughout the year, we hope that DIFC Week will prove to be a unique annual occasion and we look forward to the DIFC Conference and Exhibition Centre being a key venue for this and many more international and regional events.”

Being in the heart of the Gate District and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the DIFC Conference and Exhibition Centre is a modern contemporary facility suitable for corporate and industry events. The DIFC Conference and Exhibition Centre also has its own dedicated private entrance and valet parking area. The conference hall within the centre can break up to three independent workshop facility rooms. The DIFC Conference and Exhibition Centre has a dedicated hospitality team servicing clients requirements.

DIFC Week will comprise seminars hosted by: Hawkamah the Institute for Corporate Governance; Gulf Venture Capital Association & KPMG; the Financial Times; MEED and Euromoney. The following conferences will take place in the DIFC Conference Centre:\

  • 26th – 27th November: Corporate Governance in the Middle East and North Africa Region

A conference on building sound and efficient financial markets and banking systems in the region, hosted by Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance.  Hawkamah is a regional entity whose mission is to assist the countries and companies of the wider MENA region in developing sound and globally well-integrated corporate governance frameworks and practices.

  • 28th November: Middle East Private Equity/Venture Capital Activity

A conference focusing on private equity investments and the private equity industry in the GCC. The first annual Private Equity and Venture Capital Report on private equity trends in the Middle East will be launched by the Gulf Venture Capital Association and KPMG.

  • 29th November: MEED Infrastructure Finance in the MENA Region

With over US$1 trillion of infrastructure projects planned in the GCC region alone, demand for financing is at an all time high.  This conference will discuss the emerging trends and opportunities in this area.

For further details about DIFC Week, please go to: www.difc.ae

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