Al Masaood Bergum Joins Global Architecture and Construction Leaders at Cityscape Global 2023

Al Masaood Bergum Joins Global Architecture and Construction Leaders at Cityscape Global 2023

[Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates] – September 10, 2023 – Al Masaood Bergum, part of Al Masaood Group and one of the UAE’s leading modular building system providers, is set to join global construction experts and showcase its commitment to sustainable and innovative modular building solutions at Cityscape Global 2023. The highly anticipated event will take place from September 10-13 at the Riyadh Exhibition Center in Malham, Saudi Arabia, bringing together industry leaders to explore the latest advancements shaping the future of architecture and construction.


Commenting on its participation, Jens Otterstedt, the General Manager of Al Masaood Bergum, said: “As we come together with industry leaders at Cityscape 2023, we remain steadfast in our dedication to offering comprehensive and strategic solutions that support the transformation of the architecture and  construction industries to a cleaner future. We advocate for sustainable and innovative solutions that redefine the essence of architecture from an industrial perspective. This event offers a unique opportunity to spark architectural innovations, showcase our sustainable building systems and share our expertise, contributing to shaping a new era in construction.”


According to BCG statistics, building materials sourcing contributes between 10% to 30% of global building emissions, creating an urgent need for sustainable construction practices in the region. Visitors to Al Masaood Bergum’s stand, located at H1.P34, will have the opportunity to explore the company’s innovative solutions that have a sustainable impact, including Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) building system and Hybrid Modular Building System. CLT, an eco-conscious engineered solid wood panel, is fabricated from a highly sustainable carbon-sequestering substance. It offers a wide range of applications, including structural components, floors, walls, and roofing, and presents an effective solution for sustainable construction with its exceptional resistance, thermal and acoustic properties, and versatile architectural options.

Additionally, Al Masaood Bergum will be showcasing the Hybrid Modular Building System, a rapidly growing cold-formed steel-based modular construction system manufactured at the company’s facility to make the construction process easier and products stronger. Al Masaood Bergum enhances its systems by employing standardization processes and state-of-the-art engineering strategies, guaranteeing the seamless production of modular units on a substantial scale.

Cityscape Global 2023 serves as a hub of knowledge exchange, where industry leaders, architects, and professionals gather to explore emerging trends and advancements in the built environment. To learn more about Al Masaood Bergum’s pioneering approach to sustainable construction through innovative modular building systems, visit


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Gems, Gold, and Glitter: The 4th Jewels of the Emirates Show Dazzles at Expo Centre Sharjah

Gems, Gold, and Glitter: The 4th Jewels of the Emirates Show Dazzles at Expo Centre Sharjah


From Goldsmiths to Storytellers: Emirati Artisans Weave Tales of Heritage at the ‘Jewels of the Emirates’ Show


Sharjah, June 4, 202

The fourth edition of the “Jewels of the Emirates” Show, currently taking place at Expo Centre Sharjah, continues to dazzle visitors with an impressive array of diamond, gold, silver, and pearl jewellery, luxury watches, and perfumes, giving them the opportunity to explore the latest collections from leading local and international jewellery houses.

Organized by the Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), the show, which concludes today’s evening, has established itself as a vital platform over the past three years. It is not only promoting Emirati designers but also showcasing their exceptional craftsmanship, highlighting their beautiful ornaments and jewellery meticulously crafted by their skilled hands.

The exhibition has also been serving as an avenue for such talented designers to showcase their innovations alongside globally recognized brands, attracting both local and international visitors.

A standout feature of this year’s show is the “Emirati Goldsmiths” platform, an initiative of the Sharjah Chamber aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and youth projects.

As many as 14 Emirati designers have been given the opportunity to display their remarkable talents. Their modern and sophisticated designs have garnered significant attention, appealing to visitors with discerning tastes.

Moreover, their creations successfully capture and celebrate the authentic Emirati and Arab identity, incorporating intricate engravings and symbolic elements inspired by the rich heritage and history of the UAE.

The “Emirati Goldsmiths” platform, within the exhibition, has become a major attraction for jewellery enthusiasts. Through the brilliance of gold, these designers have artistically depicted the essence of the UAE, paying homage to its past and present. Each piece tells a story, unveiling the secrets and symbolism hidden within the precious metal, forming a breathtaking visual representation of the country’s cultural heritage.

H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, said the ‘Jewels of the Emirates’ Show holds a profound purpose to establish an annual platform where Emirati entrepreneurs and talented individuals can unveil their unique works, creations, and designs.

“It offers them the opportunity to showcase their artistry before a discerning audience at Expo Centre Sharjah, a destination that has become a paramount international venue hosting three major specialized exhibitions in gold, jewellery, and watches. This event fosters an environment for exchanging experiences, learning from the best local and international practices, and staying updated with the latest designs and fashion trends presented by esteemed designers and brands. We are proud to empower Emirati talent and provide them with a stage to shine,” Al Midfa said.

For her part, Mona Sultan Al SuwaidiDirector of the Executive Office of the SCCI’s Chairman and the person responsible for the Emirati Goldsmiths platform, said: “We are deeply committed to actively involving the ‘Emirati Goldsmiths’ platform in every specialized event, be it local or international. Our ultimate goal is to enhance their experiences, nurture their talents, foster meaningful connections, and provide them with ample opportunities to exhibit their artistic creations and exquisite jewelry designs. With our current membership of 210 talented designers, and growing, we owe this success to the unwavering support extended by the Sharjah Chamber and the Expo Centre Sharjah. Together, we are committed to introducing visitors to the exhibition to the remarkable talent and artistic vision of our Emirati Goldsmiths.”

Several Emirati designers taking part in the “Emirati Goldsmiths” platform expressed their gratitude to the Sharjah Chamber and Expo Center Sharjah for their unwavering support and the numerous facilities offered to all platform members. They emphasized the exhibition’s value as an annual occasion to delve into the global world of gold jewelry, rubbing shoulders with leading designers and international jewelry houses.

Abeer Al Rubaidi, owner of Abali Jewelry and a longstanding participant in the exhibition since its inception, highlighted her focus on highlighting the beauty of Arabic calligraphy in her designs. She skillfully incorporates it into her exquisite ornaments and jewelry, capturing the attention of visitors and receiving tremendous support for her project.

One of the most remarkable pieces she unveiled during the event was Al Dar Necklace, which draws inspiration from the traditional Emirati house’s shape. Adorned with Arabic inscriptions, this captivating piece carries a heartfelt message dedicated to mothers. Symbolizing the house that embraces us all, it embodies a sense of security and holds a special place in our hearts.

Furthermore, Hajer Samarai, participating for the third time in the exhibition, demonstrated her dedication to presenting collections inspired by the Emirati heritage and the timeless Arabian horse. Through her innovative use of gold and precious stones, she showcases unique combinations that can be worn in various styles, adding versatility and charm to her creations.

The exhibition dazzled its visitors with an opulent showcase of precious gold and diamonds prizes, while the exhibitors unveiled a plethora of exclusive offers and discounts, adding to the allure of the event.

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‘Jewels of the Emirates’ kicks off in Sharjah, showcasing Emirati excellence in gold and jewelry

‘Jewels of the Emirates’ kicks off in Sharjah, showcasing Emirati excellence in gold and jewelry

Sharjah, June 1, 2023

The fourth edition of the ‘Jewels of the Emirates’ show commenced today (Thursday) in Sharjah, an event that has the distinction of being the first Emirati exhibition dedicated to diamond jewelry, gold, silver, pearls, luxury watches, and perfumes.

Hosted by the Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), the show is set to captivate visitors over its four-day duration, bringing together leading Emirati gold and jewelry design pioneers. It features over 100 exhibitors from renowned local brands specializing in gold, silver, diamonds, and precious stones.

Sheikh Majid bin Faisal bin Khalid Al Qasimi, First Deputy Chairman of the Chamber, inaugurated the exhibition in the presence of members of the Board of Directors of the Chamber and Expo Centre Sharjah, including HE Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director-General of SCCI, and HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah. Also present were senior official and representatives of major companies and brands participating in the event.

Following the inauguration, attendees toured the exhibition, where they had the opportunity to view the latest jewelry collections and contemporary designs displayed by local companies. Visitors also interacted with numerous Emirati designers, listening to them explain their exceptional gold creations and unique designs, which align with current fashion trends while maintaining the authenticity of Emirati heritage.

Sheikh Majid bin Faisal bin Khalid Al Qasimi emphasized that the ‘Jewels of the Emirates’ show is a key component of SCCI’s strategic vision. “We look forward to bolstering the exhibition industry’s role in reinforcing the local gold and jewelry sectors, stimulating the trade of precious metals and gemstones, and elevating the UAE’s status as a global hub for these industries.”

Sheikh Majid added: “This event has successfully secured a leading position among local exhibitions that specialize in gold and jewelry. It has blossomed into a distinguished platform that magnetizes top local brands and Emirati jewelry designers.” “We’ve noticed a special enthusiasm among young people who are keen to participate in its activities annually. Their involvement is critical for the continued growth and evolution of this sector.”

HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, meanwhile, said: “The UAE led the Middle Eastern countries in the volume of gold sales during the past year, according to the ‘Gold Demand Trends’ report by the World Gold Council.”

“The volume of gold sales in the UAE witnessed a substantial growth of 33.1% in 2022, reaching 55.4 tons, up from 41.6 tons in 2021. These promising figures underscore the flourishing nature of our local gold industry.” Al Midfa said:

Given these promising statistics, Al Midfa underscored Expo Centre Sharjah’s commitment to continue supporting the local gold industry and trade. “The Centre has already established itself as a significant platform for trading gold, jewelry, and watches in the Middle East, attracting a plethora of renowned brands, merchants, designers, and craftsmen, all vying to enhance their presence in the regional markets.”

He lauded the impressive participation seen at the fourth edition of the ‘Jewels of the Emirates’ show, which not only showcased the most significant local brands but also featured a selection of elite small and medium-sized businesses and Emirati entrepreneurs operating within the gold and jewelry industry.

Spread over an area of 10,000 square meters, the exhibition’s pavilions have attracted a huge turnout of visitors, who were drawn to the remarkable display of exclusive and rare collections of gold works, the latest fashion trends in ornaments, natural pearls, and precious stones. Visitors also viewed the unique creations of Emirati designers, whose work reflected a distinct aesthetic sense, combining elements of ancient Arab and Emirati heritage with contemporary design lines.

The exhibition continues to welcome visitors on Friday from 3 PM to 10 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 PM to 10 PM.

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Oman Cables’ Innovation Day 2023: Powering a Sustainable Future

Oman Cables’ Innovation Day 2023: Powering a Sustainable Future

Exploring the Latest Technologies and Solutions in the Cables and Systems Industry

Muscat, 9 May 2023: Oman Cables Industry (OCI), the leading Omani company in the cables and systems industry, part of Prysmian Group, showcased its latest cutting-edge technology at the Innovation Day dedicated to all its Partners across the GCC Region.


Hosted at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, OCI’s Innovation Day introduced the company’s advanced sustainable innovations, supported by Prysmian Group as the technological partner, which major experts attended from all over the world led by Srini Siripurapu, Chief Innovation and R&D Officer at Prysmian Group.


The event kicked off with an inspirational speech led by Oman Cables’ Chief Executive Officer, Cinzia Farisè highlighting the company’s efforts on innovation for sustainability and its ambition to shape a truly sustainable future.


Through its worldwide and local experts, OCI illustrated its strategic approach to technology and innovation, focusing on 4 segments of activities the company is dedicated: boosting Grid Hardening within the GCC region, building the Renewable Excellence Centre in Oman for solar, wind and hydrogen, strengthening the network through Servitization & Smartization, supporting growth in Data and Digitalization through new products and services.


“Our Innovation Day was dedicated to our Customers, the reason for our existence, for their continued trust and contribution, because innovation is by definition the result of partnership and collaboration. We were talking about our journey towards sustainability and our continuous transfer of knowledge and technology to the Sultanate of Oman and the entire GCC region. Because at all different latitudes our Partners, every day, need us to be a reliable partner, capable of implementing the best innovative solutions with maximum efficiency and competitiveness. Our event provided an outstanding opportunity to gain valuable insights into our latest technologies, aimed at implementing innovative solutions to support the energy transition, renewable energy production and sustainable technologies. Even more at this stage, we want them to feel that they can count on us to promote sustainable growth and increase the vitality of the entire ecosystem”, Farisè said.


Following the great success achieved during 2022, OCI is now looking at new opportunities, venturing and exploring the untapped potential for the region, continuously striving for excellence in all aspects of its business through the integration of sustainable business development and innovation, enhancing shareholder value and outstanding customer service. Above all, OCI is committed to continue its successful partnerships with its prestigious Customers.



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27,000 women employed in UAE aviation sector, represent 42% of workforce

27,000 women employed in UAE aviation sector, represent 42% of workforce

Women in aviation on the rise

Dubai, UAE, May 10,  2023:


Mervat Sultan, President, Women in Aviation Middle East Chapter, addressing the Women in Aviation 10th Anniversary Conference, said the number of women in aviation is on the rise with active and constructive participation of women, taking up aviation as their choicest career. Nearly 27,000 women currently employed in the UAE aviation sector, representing 42% of the workforce.


“If you want to build your nation, you need to build a generation first. Women empowerment is essential for betterment of the society.  For this, women education and training are more important.  We need to educate parents and children as well about employment opportunities in aviation,” she said.


“Women are in all areas of aviation, not only as pilots. There are more engineers, air traffic controllers, medical, technical and legal staff,” she said.


Women in Aviation 10th Anniversary Conference is a co-located event of the 22nd edition of Airport Show, which was opened for a three-day show from 9 May in Dubai amidst brighter outlook for complete and sustainable recovery, growth of passenger demand and focus on future mobility, sustainable infrastructure and innovation.


Delivering the honour speech, HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum, First Lieutenant Pilot, Dubai Police Airwing, said gender gap is still big in the aviation field and an effective roadmap is needed to resolve this issue.

She said she formed Shehana, a Women in Aviation Association, to empower and support women in the aviation industry. The vision of Shehana is to advance gender balance in the aviation industry through local, regional and international partnerships and collaborations.

Shehana is established as an international voluntary association that aims to attract and empower women in the aviation industry, support them to reach leadership positions and represent the industry at international events. Through collaborations with partners and sponsors, the association aims to create new frameworks, laws and regulations aimed at removing barriers and creating incentives for the inclusion of more women within the sector.

“Women in the UAE are not just heard and seen but respected and included. To improve gender equality there is need for collaboration of sponsors, government and organizations supporting women in aviation,” she said.

Delivering Guest of Honour Speech Kuljit S. Ghata-Aura, President, Boeing Middle East Türkiye and Africa, said the UAE has made significant strides in empowering women in the aviation industry, with nearly 27,000 women currently employed in the sector, representing 42% of the workforce.


“Boeing has taken steps to support gender equality in the workplace in the UAE. In December 2022, we joined 15 companies from the UAE’s private sector in signing a pledge to accelerate the advancement of gender equality in the UAE’s workforce by increasing the representation of women in leadership roles to 30% by 2025. This pledge was an important opportunity for us to reinforce our efforts and align them with the UAE’s gender balance agenda,” he said.


Globally, women’s representation in Boeing workforce increased to 24.6%, both because of hiring efforts and stronger retention.


“Here in the UAE, we are also proud to partner with the government and other stakeholders in promoting gender equity in the aviation sector,” he said.


“We are committed to increasing the representation of women in leadership roles not only in the UAE but across the Middle East, Turkiye and Africa region.


Over the past year, we have made significant progress, with women accounting for 33% of our new hires in the region, compared to 26% in 2020.


Key stakeholders and leaders were recognized at the event.

Innovative Leader Award in Women in Aviation was presented to Suzanne Al Anani, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP);  Women in Aviation Leadership Award

was given to Mona Al Abdoli, Senior Vice President of Corporate Assurance, Dubai Airports;

Most Supportive Company for Women in Aviation International –Middle East Chapter for the last 10 years Award was given to Boeing. Kuljit S. Ghata-Aura, President, Boeing Middle East Türkiye and Africa, received the award on behalf of his company; Most Sustainable Company in Aviation Award was won by Etihad Airways,  The award was received by Nasser Al Mansoor, Manager Government Affairs, Etihad Airways;  T3 Aviation was given Best Educational Institution in the Aviation Award. The award was received by Captain Nadhem AlHamad, Chief Executive Officer, T3 Aviation Academy;  Best Training Institution in the Aviation field Award went to Dynamic Advanced Training. Mark Kammer, Director of Operations, Dynamic Advanced Training, received the award.  Most Recognized Women in Aviation Award was given to Reem Hussain Ismail Al Saffar, Senior Manager – Aerodromes, UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). Pilot Nour Utayim, Dash 8 First Officer and Flight Instructor Class III, Air Inuit, was given Highest Achieving Women in Aviation Award.


Airport Show, organized by RX Global, is supported by Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, Dubai Airports and dnata, and sponsored by ADB Safegate, Smiths Detection and HADID International Services.


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Sharjah to Host First-Ever ‘UAE Perfumes and Oud’ Exhibition next October

Sharjah to Host First-Ever ‘UAE Perfumes and Oud’ Exhibition next October

  • Over 500 Exhibitors to Participate in ‘UAE Perfumes and Oud’ Exhibition, Offering Unique Networking Opportunities.


Sharjah, May10, 2023

The first-ever “UAE Perfumes and Oud” exhibition will be held in the Emirate of Sharjah from October 6 to 14, 2023, bringing together over 500 exhibitors, including major perfume designers, prominent local and international companies. A group of manufacturers, experts, and specialists, are also expected to participate in the first edition of the fair, making it an unparalleled networking opportunity.

Organized by Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), the event will provide a valuable platform for local businesses and individuals involved in the manufacturing and production of perfumes to connect with leading global perfume makers and distributors, establish business deals, and cultivate new relationships.

The upcoming show will be hosted as part of the center’s commitment to presenting high-quality, specialized events. This reinforces the emirate’s position as a key regional hub for significant economic, commercial, and cultural occasions.

Leading exhibition organizer

“The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, through its support to the UAE Perfumes and Oud Show, aims to bolster Expo Sharjah’s position as a leading exhibition organizer in the region. This aligns with the Emirate’s ongoing development, which necessitates significant growth in the exhibition industry and specialized events to effectively support various economic and commercial sectors, including the perfume industry,” said HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Expo Centre Sharjah.

Al Owais added that the perfume industry offers numerous investment opportunities and is experiencing continuous growth in the UAE market. This highlights the importance of hosting specialized exhibitions that enhance the market’s potential for prosperity.

Quality Addition

For his part, HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, said that the UAE Perfumes and Oud Exhibition is a quality and innovative addition to the lineup of events in Sharjah, complementing other Expo Centre-organized events focused on luxury, elegance, and beauty, such as the Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show, and the Jewels of Emirates Show.

He emphasized that the center is committed to delivering a distinguished version of the UAE Perfumes and Oud Exhibition that attracts prominent local, Gulf, and international names in the perfume industry.

“By bringing together the finest and latest products under one roof, the exhibition aims to meet the expectations of perfume enthusiasts and luxury lovers, offering them the opportunity to explore and purchase the latest global, regional, and local products, as well as the finest types of ouds,” Al Midfa added.

With the rising demand for perfumes and the significant market size of $2.7 billion in 2022 within the GCC countries, the upcoming gathering is anticipated to attract a high volume of visitors. Gulf perfumes are particularly appealing to Arab consumers and are also gaining popularity among international buyers, further adding to the show’s expected turnout.


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