Messe Frankfurt to organize German Pavilion at expo

Updated 06 January 2013
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Messe Frankfurt to organize German Pavilion at expo

Major international trade fair and conference organizer, Messe Frankfurt GmbH, was recently awarded the responsibility for organizing the German Pavilion at the upcoming 2015 World Expo in Milan, Italy.
Messe Frankfurt was awarded the contract by the German Ministry of Economics, beating off stiff competition from numerous other bids.
“Compared to other bidders, Messe Frankfurt’s proposal better met the requirements of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi),” said Dietmar Schmitz, commissioner general for trade fair policies and Expo participation at the BMWi.
“We look forward to a fruitful cooperation,” added Wolfgang Marzin, president and CEO of Messe Frankfurt.
“We are pleased to have won the contract and would like to thank the federal government for their trust in Messe Frankfurt’s expertise,” said Marzin.
The World Expo takes place every five years, and Milan followsprevious editions in Hannover (2000), Nagakute (Japan, 2005) and Shanghai (China, 2010). Dubai is currently in the running to host the Expo in 2020. The theme of the 2015 Expo is “Feeding the planet, energy for life.”
According to the organizers, the national pavilions will focus on issues such as food, energy, life and the globe.
The World Expo is scheduled to be open for six months, from May 1 to Oct. 31, 2015.
Messe Frankfurt is considered the world’s largest trade fair corporation with its own exhibition grounds.
“Messe Frankfurt being chosen as organizer of the German Pavilion is a great honor and acknowledgement of its years of expertise in conducting trade events around the world,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt’s Middle East subsidiary, Epoc Messe Frankfurt.
“Over the years, we have grown to be one of the leaders in the trade fair and conference field in the region by extending Messe Frankfurt’s brand of in-depth market knowledge and expertise to our regional events,” he added.


PISJ-ES hosts second Model UN conference

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PISJ-ES hosts second Model UN conference

Pakistan International School Jeddah — English Section (PISJ-ES) held its second model United Nations conference recently — a simulation of the UN intended to give students some insight into diplomatic norms and global issues.
The program formally began with a recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an, followed by the national anthem of Pakistan.
The auditorium was designed to replicate the solemn, professional setting of the United Nations.
Sixty-three “delegates,” representing countries including Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, China, USA, Iran and the UK highlighted some of the emerging global issues such as religious intolerance during the first session of the General Assembly, while the second session under ECOSOC (UN Economic and Social Council) highlighted the issues of education and climate change.
Shajjiah Kashif from AL-8 presided over the General Assembly, while the ECOSOC was headed by Maryam Chapra from AS-8. Osama Qamar from AL-2 was the stage secretary.
Principal Adnan Nasir said: “The idea behind holding such events is to inculcate in our students the attributes of patience, discipline, tolerance, wisdom and acceptance of differing viewpoints, as today’s young delegates are the future’s mature ambassadors and diplomats.
“In order to create a world which is secure, prosperous and healthy, we must understand global issues which intertwine in such a way that no one remains unaffected.”
“Change begins from within and we should all fulfill our responsibilities with full dedication and honesty. Enthusiastic youth like you are being counted on for positive change across the globe. Regardless of your age, your aspirations, your interests, your fields, your hobbies, your likes and dislikes, you all are responsible for making this world a better place,” Nasir told the students.