Kiosks and Middle East Tradeshow
Pete Snyder Speaking at Upcoming Kiosk show in Dubai
Experts to shed light on convenience technology in Mideast retail industry
The Middle East Vending and Kiosk Expo, set to be held later this month in Dubai, will bring together the world's leading industry experts who will shed light on the prevailing trends and projections for the self service and convenience technologies in the buoyant retail industry in the region as well as globally.
United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, May 10 - 2006
To be organised at Madinat Jumeirah Hotel on May 20 and 21, 2006, the expo is expected to provide an impetus to the vending and kiosks industries. The Expo, being organised for the first time in the Middle East, will be held under the patronage of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and will be organised by Global Links Exhibition & Conference Organizers LLC - one of the leading arrangers of exhibitions and conferences in the Middle East.
Confirmed speakers at the Expo include renowned industry experts like Peter Snyder, Kiosks Information Systems (KIS), United Kingdom, ÷zcan ÷zbilge, Exim A.S., Turkey, Catherine Piana Director-General of European Vending Association, Chief Executive Officer of World Vending Association, Adam Ippolito, All Star Vending, Canada, Jim Brinton, National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA), USA, Babak Aziminejadi Director/CEO SELFTECH Ltd, Self-Service Technology & Solution Dubai.
Girish Dabrai, Managing Director of Global Links, said:
'Information on the industry is currently at a premium with very little available in the public domain. The seminars will seek to bridge this gap and pave the way for more transparency and ease in the decision making process as far as commercial enterprises are concerned. The conferences and seminars are open to the visitors and delegates free of charge.'
At one of the seminars during the Expo, Snyder will present a comparative analysis on the Rules & Regulations of the Kiosks Industry. The session will address the legal paradigm in which the industry will evolve and will seek to address important factors that one needs to consider when planning or implementing a kiosk deployment.
In his presentation, ÷zbilge will address the delegates on the Transforming Vending Business through Technology. With technology a critical phase in vending, the session with throw some light on changes effected through adoption of cutting edge technology. Benefits like efficiency, savings in time and operation expenses will be discussed in significant detail.
As part of his speech, Ippolito will update the delegates at the conference during his seminar under the heading Self-Service in Shopping Malls. The session is expected to examine the phenomenon of the consumer being engaged through the extensive use of convenience technology, particularly in large retail environments.
Catherine Piana's presentation, titled Challenges, opportunities and trends in Worldwide Vending, will focus on the avenues that are left yet unexplored and how they could be tapped. During the session, some of the key questions to which answers will be generated are (1) what are the challenges that the vending industry is facing in terms of business environment, and what are the legislative threats? (2) Are there any opportunities that vending stakeholders should look at to maintain or expand their business, what are some of the trends in vending today?
On the other hand, Babak Aziminejadi will speak on Revenue Generation & Maximizing ROI of self-service Kiosk project to address the economies accrued on account of the use of kiosks.
Jim Brinton will speak on How to get started and offer advice to both budding entrepreneurs and also those seeking to expand their retail operations using convenience and self service technologies.
About Global Links:
Global Links Exhibition & Conference Organizers LLC is one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and conferences in the Middle East. Established in Dubai, Global Links has emerged as a trend-setter in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) industry. The hallmark of the company is its strong organizational structure, with a highly professional management and a team of professional staff who bring with them years of experience in the field of exhibitions. Global Links are the organizers of a number of high-profile events in the region, including the Middle East Natural & Organic Products Expo, Middle East Commercial Vehicle Show, Art & Antique Expo and the Middle East Vending & Kiosks Expo.
The Middle East Vending Expo 2006:
The Middle East Vending Expo 2006 is organized by Global Links Exhibition & Conference Organizers LLC, one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and conferences in the Middle East. The expo is a one-stop business-sourcing center designed to cater to manufacturers, suppliers and vendors of self-service equipment and products, and showcases the most advanced vending products that offer best returns in terms of cost and time savings. The annual exhibition being held for the first time in 2006, will attract manufacturers, suppliers and vendors of beverage vending, bottled water vending, chocolates vending, first aid vending, gifts vending, pay phones, postage stamp vending, newspaper and magazine vending, among others. The Middle East Vending Expo 2006 will provide an opportunity for exhibitors to enter into new business alliances, appoint distributors and agencies, expand their client base, involve in networking platforms, and establish and build customer relations.
The Middle East Kiosks Expo 2006:
The Middle East Kiosks Expo 2006 is being held in conjunction with the Vending Expo, and will showcase procurement solutions that include hardware, software and other network applications required to upgrade machines and make them user-friendly and fully automated. These solutions will enable kiosks to offer various interactive services from bill payment transactions to informative services, thus improving business efficiency and return on investment. The Middle East Kiosks Expo will mainly feature manufacturers, suppliers and vendors of bank teller terminals, cash dispensers, information kiosks, monitors, printers, ticketing solutions, turnkey solutions and signage. Apart from providing exhibitors an opportunity to enter into new business alliances, appoint new distributors, expand their client base, involve in networking platforms, and establish and build customer relations, the show will help visitors' source new ideas and applications, keep abreast with latest trends and obtain industry information first hand.
For more information, please feel free to contact:
Global Links Dubai, PO Box 86882, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 2686010
Fax: +971 4 2686026
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