The Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey has officially opened the world’s biggest international halal tourism conference.

DISTREE Middle East has confirmed a packed line-up of workshop sessions for next week’s regional consumer technology retail channel event in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The workshop sessions form part of an extensive conference programme that runs alongside the main exhibition and thousands of one-on-one meetings that take place at the event. This year’s workshop cover a wide variety of topics including customer experience, omnichannel strategy, smart home opportunity, behaviour economics, online trends and identifying market growth drivers.

Inaugurated by H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, yesterday marked the opening of the 24th Abu Dhabi International Jewellery & Watch Show (JWS). Attended by royalty, VIP’s and the region’s most affluent enthusiasts, the opening saw 150 international, regional, and local exhibitors unveil the most glamorous collections.

With the UAE joining other global governments in harnessing innovation and data to provide effective decision-making capabilities, the 2nd SAS Government Innovation Summit 2016 successfully concluded and received a good response from domestic government entities.

The day was marked with an energetic creativity, and a dynamic musical line up as the crowd of 8,000 proceeded into a palpable chant of “Love Music Your Way” roaring well into the night.  Love Music Your Way brought Dubai an impressive musical experience, full of powerful and passionate performances and an original festival feel.