Sunday, February 28, 2010

Princess Tower photos,Dubai Marina,26/February/2010

Marina 101 Tower photos,Dubai Marina,26/February/2010

Middle East construction sector to overtake Europe & North America with 3.5 per cent annual growth rate over the next five years

Middle East construction sector to overtake Europe & North America with 3.5 per cent annual growth rate over the next five years

More project management expertise needed for trillion-dollar MENA projects

More project management (PM) expertise is needed to sustain trillion-dollar project-driven developments across the MENA region. The Middle East’s thriving construction sector alone is expected to post an annual growth rate of 3.5 per cent over the next five years to place ahead of Europe and North America and third behind Asia. The Gulf in particular has around USD 1.35 trillion worth of active civil building projects requiring the latest PM technologies and techniques.

Collaboration, Management and Control Solutions (CMCS), a leading Portfolio Project Management (PPM) firm in the Middle East, has launched an educational campaign to train businesses and individuals from across the region on advanced tools and skills to meet demand for world-class PM capabilities. The company is the first organization to be authorized by Oracle University, the global educational arm of enterprise software company Oracle Corp., to deliver certified Oracle Primavera training programs in the Middle East. The company will commence its regional tour in Doha, Qatar on February 28, 2010 at the W Doha Hotel along with local partner Nasser Bin Nawaf & Partners Holdings, part of the NBK Group. The campaign will cover Egypt, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Dubai, the KSA, Jordan and Oman throughout the year.

“As one of the world’s most project-driven markets, the MENA region has to ensure that it has access to the best PM tools to maintain its competitive edge. Through our educational campaign we aim to enhance PM competency throughout the region, particularly when it comes to PPM. While PM methods are used to properly manage projects, PPM enables organizations to select the right projects, which is a very critical activity given today’s tight markets. We want to promote these two concepts so that the region can excel in both project selection and execution,” said Bassam Samman, CEO and Founder, CMCS.

During its year-long campaign, CMCS will emphasize the importance of solutions from Oracle Primavera, Synchro Ltd. and EarthCam, the premier international network of live public access webcams, in optimizing PM in general and PPM in particular. The company has been engaging in similar education-oriented initiatives, such as its recent signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with American University of Sharjah (AUS) to train AUS students and alumni on Primavera software and its applications.

Collaboration, Management and Control Solutions has been connected with Oracle Primavera for more than 25 years and led the major PM markets of China and Australia as the biggest Primavera partner in the world in 2007 and 2008. CMCS has received 49 Performance Awards and Recognitions from Oracle Primavera and is recognized as the Middle East’s leading project portfolio management service provider. The company maintains partnerships with more than 1,400 clients representing various industries ranging from Engineering and Construction to education and Information and Communications Technology.

'Dubai WoodShow 2010:Germany supplies 80 million cubic meters of raw wood to construction, furniture, woodcraft and paper industries

Germany supplies 80 million cubic meters of raw wood to construction, furniture, woodcraft and paper industries

German companies register collective participation at 'Dubai WoodShow 2010'

February 28, 2010

Germany produces around 80 million cubic meters of raw wood per year, which are processed and marked up to be used in the building and construction, furniture, woodcraft, and paper industries, according to latest industry figures. With aims to further the growth of export volumes of German raw wood to the Middle East, German based companies have registered collectively to participate at the upcoming 'Dubai WoodShow 2010', the Middle East's only wood-focused exhibition of its kind, the ‘German Pavilion’ will be dedicated to the participating German companies. The event, which will run from April 13 to 15, 2010 at the Dubai Airport Expo, will witness a showcase of German-made wood products and innovative new technologies.

The GCC region is one of the leading destinations for German wood/wood products, with latest available statistics revealing the UAE as among its top buyers, with imports hitting EUR 61.3 million in 2007. It was followed by KSA (EUR 38.3 million), Qatar (EUR 7.7 million), Kuwait (EUR 6.7 million), Bahrain (EUR 2.8 million) and Oman (EUR 1.8 million). Wood and veneer producer Reholz AG and hardwood and softwood company Ante - Holz GmbH, along with other German participants, have identified the potential of expanding their client base across the region by staging a significant presence at the show for the past 3 year.

“The consistent participation of German companies at the ‘Dubai WoodShow’ reiterates the effectiveness of the event as a platform for growth within the global wood industry; this has also captured the attention of a major German wood association to visit Dubai to personally see the existing and future opportunities in the Middle East. We welcome our future partners and their representatives - Mr. Alois Geiger Chairman and Dr. Rudolf Luers CEO of Gesamtverband Deutscher Holzhandel e.V,” said Dawood Al Shezawi, Managing Director, Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions. “The German Pavilion is one of the pavilions that register the highest footfall in the show, which translates to tangible sales and partnerships with large-scale customers from across the globe. We are proud to welcome them once again to this year’s show.”

In addition to the international pavilions, ‘Dubai WoodShow 2010’ will also feature the first annual ‘Dubai WoodShow Forum’, a series of exclusive keynote sessions delivered by high profile experts, academics and top executives from the entire wood industry spectrum. Another new addition to the show is the ‘Dubai WoodShow Roundtable’, which is a dedicated platform for exclusive B2B business meetings among exhibitors, potential clients and future partners.

“Our commitment to the wood industry is thoroughly demonstrated by the continuous evolution of the ‘Dubai WoodShow’ to cater to the needs of industry players and stakeholders. The bigger floor space to be occupied by the national pavilions also underlines the steady growth we are witnessing through the years. We are very excited to open the fifth edition of the show and welcome all the participants and exhibitors to our biggest show yet,” concluded Al Shezawi.

About Dubai WoodShow 2010’:
‘Dubai International Wood and Wood Products Show 2010’ is focused on generating business for its participants by initiating transactional sales and boosting the confidence of the manufacturers and traders. It will feature the world’s leading technology brands covering the entire wood industry production chain, which will showcase solutions for lumber imports, fine-polishers of solid wood, systems for the start-to-end processing of all types of wood and environmentally-friendly systems. The event’s 2009 edition, which has been dubbed as the largest dedicated wood and wood machinery exhibition in the Middle East, has recorded tremendous success for more than 200 companies from 30 countries who participated at the show.
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