Monday, 11 January 2010
Saxony-Anhalt will present itself for the first time at the World Future Energy Summit held from the 18th-21st January 2010 in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The event is the biggest conference and exhibition worldwide for future potential energies, as well as innovations and visions for power engineering.
Solar Valley invites the international industry to a talk at the Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt exhibition stand in the German Pavilion, Hall 7, Stand 7 135. Exhibitors at the stand include the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, the solar glass manufacturer Vetro Solar and also the Fraunhofer-Center for silicon photovoltaic. Q-Cells SE, the photovoltaic manufacturer from Bitterfeld-Wolfen, will also be at the exhibition (Stand 7 134).
With the exhibition, Saxony-Anhalt wants to present itself not only as a state of renewable energy but above all wants to further develop its position at the forefront of international technology in the area of regenerative energy.
Saturday, 9th January 2010
His Majesty King Hamad officially laid the foundation stone for Salman Industrial City on January 9th, 2010. The new Salman Industrial City will include several key areas in the Hidd area, such as the Bahrain International Investment Park, Bahrain Investment Wharf and Hidd Industrial Zone, and is adjacent to the new Khalifa Bin Salman Port. It is a landmark event which will play a valuable role in attracting foreign direct investment to Bahrain, according to Sheikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, Chief Executive of Bahrain's Economic Development Board (EDB).
The Salman Industrial City has been named after HH Prince Salman Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain and EDB Chairman, in recognition of his work and vision to develop the national economy and build a better life for every Bahraini, through his work with the EDB and the launching of a number of national initiatives, including the deregulation of the telecommunications industry and the establishment of Mumtalakat to manage the government's non-oil assets.
Monday, January 4th, 2010
The inauguration of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, developed by Emaar Properties, will feature a spectacular display of sound, light, water and fireworks on the evening of January 4, 2010. A combination of dazzling fireworks, light beams, choreographed water displays, and sound & music effects will describe the evolution of the world's most iconic new building in a breathtaking sensory journey.
In all, 868 high-powered 'stroboscope' lights will be integrated into the facade of Burj Khalifa and the tower's spire - and each stroboscope will be fired individually to create a series of hypnotic lighting sequences.
The entire display is controlled by a sophisticated arrangement of ultra high-tech IT systems, which choreograph at least 50 different sequences of lighting, fireworks, water and sound effects.
Event experts from France, Britain and the United States collaborated on the project, demonstrating the global spirit of teamwork which defines Burj Khalifa itself.
Thursday, November 19th, 2009
S. E. Ramez Dimechkiť, Ambassador of the Lebanese Republic in Berlin
Lebanon is regarded as the gateway between the Orient and the Occident. Numerous cultures have left their legacy there on the eastern rim of the Mediterranean, while others have spread out into the world from there. As a meeting point for cultures and religions, this land known as the Switzerland of the Middle East gained the reputation of being very liberal, which has always made it attractive to artists and merchants. The balance of power of the religious factions anchored in the constitution provides stability. But the country had recently become the pawn of vested interests involved in the Middle East conflict so that news of war and civil unrest were dominant. Lebanon has now found its way back to the stability it once enjoyed with the latest presidential and parliamentary elections. ARAB FORUM spoke with H. E. Ramez Dimechkiť, Ambassador of the Lebanese Republic in Berlin, about the future of his country.