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Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce our media partnership with Global City Forum , which will be held on 15 – 17 March 2011, in Abu Dhabi. In this respect, we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group subscribers,

Under the Patronage of HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces

Global City Abu Dhabi 15-17 March 2011, Emirates Palace


Mega events and the city - what happens next?

Major international events, whether they are cultural, sporting or business related, bring an enormous influx of visitors, revenue and attention to the host city. These ‘mega-events’ are usually accompanied by significant investments in infrastructure and urban development. But what happens post-event? What strategies can cities employ to bring lasting benefits to their citizens?

Three eminently qualified Leaders will address this highly relevant topic at Global City Abu Dhabi from 15-17 March 2011 at Emirates Palace.

Vicente González Loscertales , Secretary General, Bureau International des Expositions, France

Hong Hao, Director General, Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination and Deputy Secretary General of the Shanghai Municipal Government

Giuseppe Sala, General Director of the Municipality of Milan and General Director of Expo 2015

What to expect:

• Understand the vision of the World Expo community from Dr. Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales, Secretary General of the BIE, under whose leadership Expos continue to evolve to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

• Hear first hand and gain insights from two World Expo host cities past and future: Shanghai in 2010 and Milan in 2015.

• How do mega-events shape a city’s identity and values?

• How can city leaders manage the rapid acceleration of social, economic and urban development?

• How can cities maximize the benefits of mega-events?

Only two weeks left to book! Reserve your place among the world’s city leaders today!

Register online at

For more information: Tel: + 971 (0)2 409 0366 • Fax: +971 (0) 2 444 3768


Hosted by: The Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, Municipality of Abu Dhabi, Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Western Region Development Council

Organized by Reed Exhibitions

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