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December ’22: Upcoming Events

Upcoming UAE Events in September '22

GCC exhibitions and trade events scheduled in December, in chronological order:

5 – 6 December at the Intercontinental Riyadh

World Fintech Show is a thought-leadership-driven, business-focused event that deep dives into the latest challenges and technology trends in Saudi Arabia’s financial services sector.

World Fintech Show sets the standard for financial innovation in the Kingdom by connecting global fintech experts, technology innovators and startups with pre-qualified CFOs, CEOs, CTOs, Heads of Business Transformation, Chief Digital Officers, Heads of Innovation, government authorities, and fintech investors from Saudi Arabia.

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5 – 7 December at Jeddah Exhibition Center

The “Jeddah International Agriculture and Food Exhibition” is the perfect platform for promoting agricultural development and related sectors.

In addition to providing information on the latest technology, products and services in different sectors, the exhibition provides the opportunity to meet local, regional and global experts, with the main objective of exchanging knowledge and promoting investment opportunities in the agricultural sector of the Kingdom and promoting the standard of agricultural innovation.

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5 – 8 December at DWTC

The Big 5 provides an unmatched platform for the global construction industry to network, share knowledge and do meaningful business.

Last year, The Big 5 attracted an incredible 36,386 guests, plus another 15,915 online attendees. Together, they were able to access more than 1,200 participating exhibitors, including 20 country pavilions. Covering four days, The Big 5 offers a packed agenda and is an essential event in the construction calendar.

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5 – 9 December at DWTC

The 25th World Congress of IACAPAP (International Association for Child & Adolescent and Allied Professions) will serve as a global hub for scientists and clinicians to present and discuss the latest advances under the theme of “Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Shaping the Future.”

The congress aims to discuss extremely important and timely child and adolescent mental health topics which allows for advancements in treatments that will change the lives of many.

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6 – 8 December at Exhibition World Bahrain

The largest convention in the region for government regulators, industry professionals and solution providers to discuss and devise strategies to secure their cyber and IT infrastructure. With the central theme as Empowering Global Cooperation in Cybersecurity, the summit will offer a global overview to all aspects of the cybersecurity and information security hierarchy in any organisation.

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6 – 8 December at ADNEC

Abu Dhabi International Food Exhibition is the region’s fastest growing food, beverage and hospitality event. It aims to further strengthen its positioning as a platform to meet quality buyers in a business- friendly environment.

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6 – 8 December at ADNEC

Abu Dhabi Date Palm Exhibition (ADDPE), the world’s only dedicated B2B event for date palm fruit will be co-located with ADIFE, the region’s fastest-growing food, beverage, and hospitality event.

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7 – 11 December at ADNEC

The 2022 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2022) invites the submission of long and short papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research on empirical methods for Natural Language Processing. As in recent years, some of the presentations at the conference will be for papers accepted by the Transactions of the ACL (TACL) and Computational Linguistics (CL) journals.

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11 – 13 December at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat

Fostering innovation in the agriculture and fisheries sectors, in line with Oman Vision 2040. This key annual gathering will bring together key government decision-makers, international thought-leaders, regional trail-blazers and innovative technology and solution providers to transform the sector and make the Sultanate’s ambitious vision a reality.

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12 -13 December at The Arena, Riyadh

Step Saudi is home to Saudi’s best entrepreneurs, investors, creatives, and digital enthusiasts. Step Saudi features 5 content tracks, more than 200 startups, and 3000+ attendees. Step Saudi takes place across 2 days with Step’s renowned program, exhibition, startup activities, and experiences.

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12 – 14 December at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

Three years have passed since gasworld’s last gathering in Dubai, UAE and the show returns this December in Abu Dhabi.

In the three years since, global economies and the world of industrial gases have dramatically changed – and this exciting new MENA event aims to address the significant changes to the way our industry operates and why it is now considered central to the hydrogen energy transition and wider decarbonisation.

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12 – 14 December at DWTC

Gastrointestinal and liver disorders rank highly among global healthcare issues. They’re the single greatest cause of cancer deaths, and a significant burden on healthcare budgets. While major progress has been made in recent years, especially through dramatic advances in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, there’s still much to be done – particularly in transmitting the benefits of this progress around the world.

The World Congress of Gastroenterology exists to further this progress. For the first time ever, it will take place in the Middle East. The 2022 edition will be hosted in Dubai in partnership with the Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society.

Learn more from DWTC

12 – 14 December at the Riyadh Hilton

With more than 2500 participants and 70 exhibitors, this event provides an excellent opportunity to promote products, services, ideas and business in a comprehensive way as it attracts the attention of the regional governmental, scientific, business and technological community.

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12 – 17 December at DECC, Doha

Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition provides a collaborative environment where up-and-coming local and international designers, female entrepreneurs, and fashion enthusiasts can come together to showcase, inspire and motivate everyone in the industry and beyond. It presents the latest collections from international brands and features daily fashion shows, forums, and hands-on workshops. The event hosts an impressive fashion fest for shoppers on the lookout for exclusive collections by budding and contemporary fashion designers.

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13 – 15 December at DWTC

The Middle East Organic and Natural Products Expo is the region’s sole business event for organic and natural products.

Established for 19 years, it is a pioneer in bringing together, nurturing and inspiring all organic, natural and wellness businesses in the region.

In 2022, it will feature approximately 3,500 products from 275 suppliers, with a diverse line-up of exhibitors from 65 countries. Key categories will include food and beverage, health, beauty, environment and living. The show will be high-energy and varied, with attractions including live cooking demonstrations.

Learn more from DWTC

17 – 18 December at ADNEC

Abu Dhabi Sport & Fitness Expo is the premier fitness expo organized by Universal Muscle Fitness Fashion. The expo will bring together top fitness companies in the region displaying their most trendy and innovative fitness products and technology. Also an inspiring line-up of fitness celebrities, international competitions and fitness classes for all ages to enjoy.

Learn more from ADNEC

22 – 30 December at Exhibition World Bahrain

The Autumn Fair features thousands of products from around the world. From handy household items to mouth-watering food stalls, popular fashion to children’s toys, new products to old favourites — this 9 day consumer fair has something for everyone.

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