Over 6,500 Attend 72nd International Astronautical Congress in Dubai

Over 6,500 Attend 72nd International Astronautical Congress in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 29 October 2021: The 72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the world’s premier space event held in the Middle East for the first time ever, came to an end with a closing ceremony on Friday. More than 6,500 space enthusiasts and participants from over 110 countries attended the 5-day event filled with events, meetings, collaborations, announcements, updates and more, under the theme “Inspire, Innovate & Discover for the Benefit of Mankind”.

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Publishers’ president commits to uniting industry and driving global growth

Publishers’ president commits to uniting industry and driving global growth

International Publishers Association president Bodour Al Qasimi urges members of the Spanish Association of Publishers Guilds for enhanced cooperation and collaboration

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Arab Bank Group profits grow by 26% for nine months2021

Arab Bank Group profits grow by 26% for nine months2021

Arab Bank Group reported net income after tax of $271.7 million as compared to $215.2 million for the same period last year, recording a growth of 26%. Arab Bank consolidated the financial statements of Oman Arab Bank under its Group accounts increasing total assets by $8.4 billion to reach $63.7 billion compared to $52.5 billion for the same period last year.

Customer deposits grew by 24% to reach $46.6 billion, while loans grew by 28%, to reach $34.1 billion. The consolidation of Oman Arab Bank has materially increased customer deposits and loans by $7 billion and $7.5 billion, respectively.

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SIBF 2021 leverages technology and logistics to ensure enhanced visitor experience

SIBF 2021 leverages technology and logistics to ensure enhanced visitor experience

Self-payment machines, user-friendly SIBF app and disabled-friendly info desks among the many new features

Sharjah, October 30, 2021,

Visitors to the 40th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) can look forward to an enhanced experience at the venue this year. The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has leveraged technology and logistics to offer never-before services that will save them time and effort, whether in navigating the fair’s agenda, activities, facilities and exhibitor spaces, as well as booking school visits and paying for book purchases.

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11th SIBF Publishers Conference begins tomorrow (Sunday)

11th SIBF Publishers Conference begins tomorrow (Sunday)

Three-day event brings together over 546 publishing professionals and agents and 35 speakers

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Sharjah, October 30, 2021

The 11th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) Publishers Conference, being held in partnership with the International Publishers Association (IPA), opens in Expo Centre Sharjah tomorrow (Sunday, October 31), ahead of the official opening of the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) that runs from November 3 – 13. 

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