IPG Autumn Dubai Conference: 6 to 9 November 2014
IPG Autumn Dubai Conference 6 to 9 November 2014 Article by Tansy Green
We are delighted to announce the IPG Autumn Conference in Dubai and look forward to hosting you all. We have been planning and organizing the conference for a year and now the time has finally arrived. We have schedule an exciting and interesting program that will allow you all to experience the cultural and business aspects of Dubai.
Dubai is a unique destination that is both a dynamic business center and a tourist paradise, offering among others, great shopping, fine dining and quality hotels. From the timeless tranquility of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors. The emirate embraces a wide variety of scenery in a very small area. In a single day, you can experience everything from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green parks, from dusty villages to luxurious residential districts and from ancient houses with wind towers to ultra-modern shopping malls.
We shall welcome and register all members at the Sofitel Hotel Jumeirah Beach Residence, which is perfectly located on The Walk, set in the heart of the Dubai Marina. The Walk is the hive of activity a hugely popular venue for both locals and visitors, where there is an enormous variety of eateries and food on offer. Most restaurants and cafes at The Walk do not serve alcohol but some of the hotels in this area, including the Sofitel Hotel will have bars and restaurants with an alcohol license.
Friday morning we start the IPG conference, which will host a variety of very dynamic and interesting speakers; the Topic of the day is “Dubai now and then”. The speakers will provide you with an outline of Dubai as a Business Hub, which competes as a world leader in many sectors and how it has managed to obtain its status even through the world crisis. There will be very topical talks on Islamic Finance and Sharia Law, both subjects that are of interest to all of you and to anyone doing business within the Dubai or the United Arab Emirates.
The Gala dinner is set outside with a spectacular backdrop of the Jumeirah Madinat souq and Al Qsar Hotel. We hope to entice you all with the well-known reputation of Dubai’s culinary expertise and hospital service!
Saturday is a very busy and exciting day with a tour of the old part “Bastakya Area” of Dubai, followed by a trip into the desert, to the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa for a unique desert experience and true Arabian cuisine.
Dubai is one of the world’s most pioneering destinations and a cosmopolitan home to over 150 nationalities. However, it also has a rich Arabian heritage. The Emiratis are friendly, welcoming people who demonstrate an open-minded and tolerant approach to over 12 million international visitors. But their interesting Dubai culture, local customs, traditions and values should always be understood and respected to ensure that you get the most out of your visit to Dubai.