Upcoming Events – Offset & Business Development Conference ’97
Abu Dhabi, 22nd-24th November 1997
As offsets investments continue to play an escalating role in the Gulf economics, the United Arab Emirates will again be host to an international conference focusing on offset and business developments. This will be at the International Hotel, Abu Dhabi, from 22nd to 24th November 1997, and is organised by IBC Gulf Conferences.
The Offset & Business Development Conference ’97 will be a significant gathering of the most respected and senior experts in the field. The program has been formulated specially to suit the business information and networking opportunities required by senior executives, investors, financiers and government officials, who share the objectives of seeing that new technologies and services flourish in this region and who wish to learn from the expertise and experiences of offset practitioners both regionally and internationally.
Major program highlights include:
Updating the latest developments and future strategies from Gulf offset organisations.
Having global comparisons from seven offset organisations, including groups from Europe, South Africa, South Korea and Turkey.
Examining the crucial success factors that are attributed to the implementation of five major offset projects.
Learning how the financing challenges can help fulfil offset projects.
Discovering from case studies how offsets have contributed to real economic development for long-term future growth.
Learning how vocational training continues to play a major part in effectively implementing offset projects.
The speaker panel is being drawn from both the academic and business communities to ensure both a balanced and intellectually stimulating agenda. Speakers so far include:
Dr Amin Badr-El Din (Chairman, United Arab Emirates Offset Group), Abdul Aziz Al Sugair (CEO, AEC Electronics), Barry Teldeman (DESO), Dr Christoph Kamm (Executive Vice President, ABB Project Finance & Trade Finance), Abdul Aziz Jazzar (CEO, International Systems Engineering), Salah Al-Mazidi (Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research), and John Chapman (Head of Direct Investment, ION).
The fee for attending the conference is US$1,635 including documentation, certificate of attendance, lunch and refreshments. The Post Conference Workshop is an additional US$679 or US$2,083 for both conference and workshop.
For information about the conference, telephone (971 4) 552 500, or fax (971 4) 527 455.