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du supports budding entrepreneurs

To support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UAE, du has announced its position as a gold sponsor of TiE Entrepreneurs. Together with TiE, a prominent non-profit global community of successful Indian executives, du will nurture entrepreneurship and networking across the nation.

KS Parag (right), president of TiE Dubai, said: “du, an innovative telecommunication provider with a clear mandate of driving value to SMEs and enterprise businesses, shares the same vision as TiE Dubai in promoting entrepreneurship and bringing successful regional entrepreneurs in giving back to the UAE community.”

Hala Badri, executive vice president of Brand and Communications, du, said: “Since inception we have committed our efforts to supporting the UAE’s entrepreneurs. By partnering with TiE Dubai as a gold sponsor, we are able to extend our reach by supporting events that bring entrepreneurs together with members of the business community. Networking opportunities such as this are vital for developing sustainable business relations that foster growth.”

Through the collaboration, du’s executive management will be present at various TiE workshops and events as guest speakers.

du has provided support to the UAE’s entrepreneurial scene since the company was established in 2006. The company creates tailored telecommunications solutions for SMEs such as the Entrepreneurial Plan, as well as several initiatives like ‘The Entrepreneur’, a reality TV show aired in 2012.
Additionally, du supported events such as the Young Entrepreneur Competition for three consecutive years, and provides advice and opportunities to SMEs on procurement and contracting procedures.

To find out more about how du supports entrepreneurship in the UAE, visit www.du.ae/en/about/sustainability/Community

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QGBC signs MOU with Qatar Society of Engineers to promote sustainability

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) and the Qatar Society of Engineers (QSE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last week, intended to optimise their collective resources and expertise.

The partnership will help deliver professional education and training to enhance sustainability efforts within the construction industry, benefitting its stakeholders and the wider community. This goal will be achieved through joint research projects and outreach activities undertaken by both organisations.

The MOU was signed by Engineer Meshal Al Shamari, Director of QGBC and Ahmad Al Jolo, Chairman of QSE, and was attended by senior representatives from both organisations.

Eng. Al Shamari said: “This agreement serves to reinforce QGBC’s commitment to the environmental pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030, aimed at creating a sustainable society. To reach this goal, we need to raise awareness levels about the importance of green built environments, both in the industrial and public spheres, which is what this MOU will address in due course.”

Al Jolo said: “It is an honour for us at QSE to team up with the prestigious QGBC in pursuit of such a noble cause. I am confident that our joint efforts to disseminate quality sustainability education will be of great value, not only to the construction industry, but to the general public as well.”

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Expo 2020 – Day of the Vote

Today marks the day of the vote for World Expo 2020, and all fingers in the UAE are crossed to win the bid.
The first expo, The Great Exhibition, was held in London in 1851, to strengthen its connections, celebrate its cultural diversity and marvel at its technological wonders.
World Expos are now an ideal meeting point for the global communities to share innovations and make progress on issues of international importance such as the global economy, sustainable development and improved quality of life for the world’s population.

The expos are held every five years, attracting millions of visitors to visit pavilions, exhibitions and cultural events staged by hundreds of participants including nations, international organisations and businesses.

Dubai’s bid for Expo 2020

“Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”

If Dubai wins the bid, it will be the first city to host the expo in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region. Dubai Expo 2020 will be a platform for connectivity to help pioneer new partnerships for growth and sustainability for the future.
The site for World Expo 2020 Dubai will be Dubai Trade Centre – Jebel Ali: a 438 hectare site located next to the new Al Maktoum International Airport.
Dubai has a long history of being a trade hub and pioneering new ideas. It would provide a unique platform for the global community to come together and explore creative solutions to the three subthemes which have been identified as key drivers of global development:
Sustainability - lasting sources of energy and water
Mobility - smart systems of logistics and transportation
Opportunity - new paths to economic development

The focus will be on exploring their interdependencies and identifying potential partnerships, ultimately resulting in a legacy of innovation.


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