Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

ADNEC to host inaugural TEDxAbuDhabi event  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 22/05/2012

No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN Press) Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is preparing to welcome the first TEDxAbuDhabi event, May 26, 2012.

Described as an "intellectual circus", the event will bring people together for presentations focusing on the theme "The Spaces in Between", delivered by a wide variety of innovators and leaders from the UAE and the wider region.

TEDxAbuDhabi is an event styled on the popular TED conferences which bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers, doers and leaders of industry.

Topics include anything from science and business to culture and politics, and everything in between. TED alumni include Al Gore, Zaha Hadid, Sheikha Al Mayassa and Julian Assange. TED, which stands for Technology Entertainment Design, has grown into a global phenomenon with conferences, video talks online, the TED prize and independent TEDx events around the world.

Those interested in attending must book their tickets in advance since there is limited space to the event, held on Saturday, 26 May. Tickets might be purchased at

https://www.boxofficeme.com/Online/article/TEDx The AED 350 ticket price will include a full day of talks fuelled by caffeine and delicious bites served in the breaks.

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of ADNEC, said: "TED and TEDx events are synonymous with vision and innovation. They bring together people from all walks of life with ideas worth spreading. Abu Dhabi has proven itself to be fertile ground for new ideas and innovation, making it a perfect match for TED.

As an event partner, ADNEC is proud to host the first event at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre."
The theme for Abu Dhabi's first TEDx event is "The Spaces in Between".

Carmen Oprea, TEDx Curator said: "Abu Dhabi is a city of landmarks and icons. Inspired by this, TEDxAbuDhabi aims to examine the relationships between them, the ways they came to be, and the people who made them possible. We want to add colour to the things and people you know, and shed light on the stories that tend to go untold."

Innovators scheduled to appear at TEDxAbuDhabi include:
Nayla Al Kahja “ the UAE's first female film producer/director

Ahmad Mohammad Al-Astad “ the Director of Economic and Social Studies Department at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abu Dhabi

Tarek S. Niazi “ the author of the book 'More Than 60 Minutes: When Earth Stands Still'

Mohamad Mourad “ Google Gulf's regional manager

Gus Halwani - a funky jazz guitarist, neuroscientist and teacher, working on creating a better link between those who develop education policies to those who know how the brain works

Shaima Al Sayed “ a comedian with the mission to erase stereotypes about Muslims and Arabs
Yiannis Lagos “ researcher of behavioral characteristics and workforce trends globally

Jourdan Younis “ works with research and development in clean-tech and sustainability

Yalman Khan and Kunal Wadhwani - tackling the issues of world food security, land degradation and overuse of chemicals head on

For further information about the event and the speakers, please visit the TEDxAbuDhabi website, www.tedxabudhabi.ae, or the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TEDxAD.
This event is possible due to the generous support of ADCB, Etihad, ADNEC, The Rocco Forte Hotel, Agthia, Ti22 Films and The Jam Jar.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is a strategic international venue development and management company.ADNEC's venue portfolio includes one of the most modern exhibition centres in the world - the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, and the UK capital's largest exhibition and conference venue, ExCeL London, and Al Ain Convention Centre in Al Ain.


  MENA News Headlines
Apr 16 2014Air Arabia takes over as RAK official carrier ,MENAFN
(MENAFN) Air Arabia said that it will commence flights from Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) early next month, Arabian Business reported. The Sharjah-based carrier said that it will take over from RAK ...

Apr 16 2014Dubai Metro passengers hit 40.5m in Q1 ,MENAFN
(MENAFN) Passenger traffic on Dubai's Metro increased to more than 40.5 million in the January-March period of this year, Arabian Business repoted. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said ...

Apr 16 2014Etihad, Fiji Airways ink codeshare deal ,MENAFN
(MENAFN) Etihad Airways and Fiji Airways have signed a codesharing agreement which allows reciprocal ticket sales between them, Arabian Business reported. Etihad said that the revenue from ...

Apr 16 2014Qatar's investments in infrastructure worth USD182.21 b ,MENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar is planning to invest USD182.21 billion in infrastructure, avoiding projects in oil and gas sector, in the next five years, Minister of Economy and trade said yesterday, The Peninsula ...

Apr 16 2014Kuwait- GIC chief participates in ABANA Summit panel discussions ,Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Shafic Ali, head of the Principal Investments Group at Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) late Tuesday participated in a panel discussion on (Emerging Trends in ...

Apr 16 2014Today in Kuwait's history ,Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) 1961 -- First edition of "Al-Rai Al-Aam" newspaper hit the stands. 1962 -- Kuwait joined the United Nations (UN) Commission on Narcotic Drugs. 1972 -- The Amir ...

Apr 16 2014EU voices concern over increase of terrorist attacks in Nigeria ,Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) EU High Representative for foreign affairs and security policy Catherine Ashton late Tuesday "strongly condemned" the abduction of more than 100 school girls in ...

Apr 16 2014Reporters Without Borders says three more pressmen killed in Syria ,Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Three more journalists have been killed by gunfire in the Syrian town of Maaloula, north of the capital Damascus, press freedom organisation Reporters Without ...

Apr 16 2014Three-day Sports Media Seminar begins in Doha ,The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A group photograph of Arab sports journalists seen with TV personality Saad Al Rumaihi, Mohammed Al Malki, President of Qatar Press Sports Committee (QPSC), at Marriott Hotel ...

Apr 16 2014Prisoner's freedom sought for abducted Jordan ambassador ,Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Tripoli: jordan's ambassador to libya was kidnapped on tuesday by gunmen who demanded a radical militant be released from a jordanian jail in exchange for the diplomat's ...

Apr 16 2014Saudi- Qur'an contest to be held in Jeddah next month ,Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The saudi society of the holy qur'an and its sciences (tibyan) is going to hold a qur'an contest involving 60 universities from the public and private sectors next month in ...

Apr 16 2014Saudi- Philippines participates in Riyadh Travel Fair ,Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The riyadh travel fair kicks off here in the kingdom tower on tudesday.the philippines will be represented by the department of tourism (dot) representatives glenn raymond ...

Apr 16 2014Saudi- New arbitration center hailed by leading figures ,Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Lawyers legal arbitrators and businessmen described the decision to establish a saudi commercial arbitration center which was approved by the council of ministers in its ...

Apr 16 2014Saudi- Prices of fruits vegetables in Jeddah rise ,Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) There has been a 50-percent increase in the price of fruits and vegetables over the past 10 days due to an imbalance in supply and demand said esmat abuzinada head of ...

Apr 16 2014Private schools urged to use fingerprint systems ,Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) A number of public schools have applied the biometrics attendance system on students in line with the ministry of education's new regulation.the new system electronically ...

Apr 16 2014Saudi- Exhibit to showcase 1000 paintings ,Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Arabian wings (aw) will kick off fiesta 1000 a display of 1000 paintings in jeddah on thursday at the al-furusya yacht club. 'the project has received support from different ...

Apr 16 2014Saudi- Technology remains core criteria for university education ,Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Technology has become a core component at higher education institutions said higher education minister khaled al-anqari on tuesday during the opening address of the fifth ...

Apr 16 2014Saudi- Sponsors to pay fines for illegals ,Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The labor ministry on tuesday announced extra measures to stop illegal visa trade and streamline the labor market. a senior official said saudi sponsors involved in the ...

Apr 16 2014Mentally ill kills family of 4 before ending life ,Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) A sudanese man his wife and three children were found dead in their apartment in riyadh on monday the police said.'preliminary investigations showed that the 46-year-old head ...

Apr 16 2014'My Saudi posting was a blessing from God' ,Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Outgoing indian consul general faiz ahmed kidwai who is leaving after serving here for three years says it was a 'blessing from god" to have had a posting in saudi arabia.in a ...





Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country
Marketwatch News
UPI News
Comtex News

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Portfolio Tracker


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help