His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the sixth edition of Careers UAE, the premier recruitment, training and education exhibition at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), with large numbers of students and young professionals attending on the first day.

HH Sheikh Mohammed, accompanied by a high-profile entourage comprising business leaders, VIPs and other dignitaries, was conducted on a comprehensive tour of the exhibition, which will run in Halls 5, 6 and 7 of the DICEC. HH spoke to various exhibitors and inquired about schemes and opportuinities available for students and jobseekers, who are expected to attend the fair in their thousands.

Careers UAE 2006 is 32 per cent larger in nett space sold, covering 4,909 sq m this year as compared to 3,704 sq m last year. The show this year has attracted 150 visitors an increase of 20 per cent from the 125 represented last year. Over half of the participating exhibitors come from the private sector, an indication of the increasing priority being accorded to Emiratisation as a growth strategy across all sectors of commerce and industry. More than 50 companies are participating for the first time in the event, which has grown in stature over the years to become the ideal platform to contact, identify and source quality UAE national talent.

With over 15,000 visitors expected over the three days of the exhibiton, which has convenient open hours including special times for ladies only, organiser Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has divided the show into sectors in order to enhance the visitor and exhibitor experience and enable easier navigation. Financial services represent the largest zone in Careers UAE 2006, with 23 exhibitors represented, including HSBC, Standard Chartered, National Bank of Dubai and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank to name a few.

The commerce and trade zone is the next biggest with 20 exhibitors, 14 of whom are taking part for the first time. Leading participants from the trade sector include Majid Al Futtaim Group, Al Tayer, Al Naboodah, Gargash Enterprises and Al Shaya Group. Organiser Dubai World Trade Centre has widened the reach and effectiveness of Careers UAE by working closely with partners TANMIA, Zayed University, Higher Colleges of Technology and UAE University, in a concerted marketing and publicity campaign.

The exhibition will also feature a series of seminars and workshops designed to facilitate increased employee-employer networking, turning the spotlight on topical issues and hurdles facing UAE nationals in the employment market. HR professionals too can benefit from the workshops and lectures examining the latest trends in the job market and projections for the future. Careers UAE 2006 is sponsored by Dubal (platinum), Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC (gold) and DTCM (silver).
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Photo caption: HH Sheikh Mohammed tours Careers UAE 2006.

Careers UAE is the largest and most comprehensive training, education, recruitment and employment platform in the region. The annual event is dedicated to bringing the best young Emirati talent available in touch with major employers in the region from across all sectors. Over the years, Careers UAE has evolved into a key forum where all parties concerned with employment, education and training can meet and interact more frequently and effectively. The exhibition provides a platform for educational and training institutions and employers to discuss ways and means of matching education and training to the actual needs of the labour market.

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
As the organiser of Careers UAE 2006, Dubai World Trade Centre offers over 25 years' experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organizes 12 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region. Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.


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