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DISTREE Middle East 2017 will take place on the 8-10th May at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai, UAE. The three-day channel event unites consumer technology brands and distributors with senior executives and buyers from the region’s leading retailers and e-tailers. Exhibitors pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with retailers and e-tailers attending the event, enabling them to target specific markets or channels for their product portfolio.

Proven, the leading business support service provider for the KSA market announces the first in a series of educational events detailing the process of setting up a business in the KSA, how to remain compliant within the laws of KSA and maintain company by-laws. As specialists in corporate immigration, business outsourcing and recruitment, Proven will provide advanced regional insights on how to successfully do business in the Kingdom’s burgeoning markets.  The event, aptly titled, Breaking Boundaries, explores ideas on the introduction of Vision 2030 and its ambitious plans to diversify the economy away from oil.

In anticipation of their participation at Gulfood 2017, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) hosted a seminar highlighting the healthy Japanese diet, characteristics of authentic Japanese products and the fusion of these ingredients in World Cuisine. Inaugurated by His Excellency Hisashi Michigami, the Consul General of Japan in Dubai, the event provided a platform to promote traditional Japanese ingredients and better explore trade prospects with guests from the food and hospitality industry. Speakers included Mr. Junji Nakao, Director JETRO Dubai and Mr. Masami Ando, Managing Director JETRO Dubai and MENA, with live cooking demonstrations and an in-depth look at the health benefits of Japanese cuisine by self-taught cook, food-writer and author Mrs. Fiona Uyema and the history of genuine Wagyu beef by specialty beef expert, Mr. Tetushisa Hagiwara.

Nissan’s Adel Abdulla has won his FIA appeal and has belatedly been crowned the 2016 FIA T2 World Champion.

Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has announced that more than AED 100, 000 worth of prizes will be at stake for this year’s Sharjah Ladies Run, taking place on February 24.