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Dubai Launches First-Ever Dubai Association Conference

Inaugural event will take place 11-12 December 2017, offering an exclusive platform for associations to network and expand their regional footprint

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The Dubai Association Centre (DAC), a joint initiative of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), in collaboration with the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), has announced the launch of the first-ever Dubai Association Conference which will be held 11-12 December 2017, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The event, a first of its kind in the region, reinforces the crucial role associations play in Dubai’s socio-economic development and its transition to a knowledge-based economy. The announcement was made at the prestigious Associations World Congress that is currently underway in Vienna, Austria.

Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), said: “It is undeniable that trade and professional associations play a key role in driving social integration, competitiveness, and knowledge sharing, and therefore support in the development of a knowledge economy.  Rest

Unleash power of scientific research to stimulate the UAE knowledge economy

It is an exciting time for scientific research and development in the UAE. As the country seeks to expand and enhance the contribution of the knowledge economy to the UAE’s social and economic development there is a growing recognition of the vital contribution of scientific R&D.

The significant social and economic advantages that a country can gain from scientific research occur by design, not by accident. That strategic design is now taking shape in the UAE in the form of updated and enhanced scientific research policies, space programmes, educational reforms and investment in research intensive institutions.

South Korea offers an excellent example of how decades of sustained investment in R&D can transform an economy based on construction and low tech manufacturing to a high-tech knowledge economy – one that is now competing with Silicon Valley as the next global hub for tech start-ups.  Rest

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