Earth Hour is now the largest popular environmental movement in the world, inspiring millions of people to act for our planet and nature.
From promoting laws and policies that respect the environment to crowdfunding for a better future, YOU bring Earth Hour to life. Coordinated by WWF and other voluntary organizations, the greatest asset of ‘Earth Hour’ is the power of the people.
While the acceleration of climate change and the considerable loss of biodiversity threatens our planet, in 2020 ‘Earth Hour’ strives to generate even more a commitment of all to fight against the degradation of nature and the urgent need to create a New Deal for nature for people endorsed by political leaders, business leaders as much as by communities and individuals.
Each year, on this occasion, several million people turn off their lights, and thousands of iconic monuments plunge into the dark. From Singapore to Honolulu, via Sydney, Moscow, London, Paris, New York, 188 countries are turning off their emblematic buildings.
This year again, we invite you to reconnect with nature.
Habitat shrinkage, pollution, overfishing, invasive species, and climate change: the causes likely to push one in six species to extinction are multiple and alarming. By turning off your lights, you show that you want to reverse the decline of species. Healthy nature provides us with food, clean air, and water. It is essential to our survival. It is also one of our best allies in the fight against climate change.
Earth Hour is a grassroots movement that encourages communities to turn off their lights for an hour to demonstrate their leadership and commitment to finding solutions to environmental problems.
Citizens and businesses are therefore invited to turn off all non-essential lights between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday evening.
Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, WWF, the event aims to spark conversations about the urgency to protect the planet as climate change accelerates. WWF also wants the population to become aware of its excessive material consumption. “Earth Hour” started in Australia in 2007. In 2008, the event spread to most countries.
The year 2020 represents a pivotal moment for the protection of nature. Several international events will mark this year, including two major events: the IUCN Congress in Marseille and the COP15 biodiversity in Kunming in China. States from around the world will meet to negotiate an international biodiversity agreement.
Earth Hour 2020 will raise awareness of energy saving, the efficient use of resources, the development of renewable energies, waste recycling, the fight against plastic waste, protection of wildlife.
Due to the epidemic of COVID-19, in order to ensure public health during the campaign, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment asked the central and local bodies, the people’s committees of the provinces and cities to make propaganda online, on radio and television, to develop and develop policies and projects in response to climate change and environmental protection, to strengthen environmental sanitation contributing to the prevention of epidemic and turn off all non-essential lights between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28.
So, together, let’s mobilize and make our voices heard for nature!
Library: a gateway to knowledge
The Anouar Association for Development and Solidarity is set to launch its official opening of the library and the creation of the reading club in the community of Ait Faska on March 8, 2020.
The goal of this project is to promote a future where innovation and knowledge will open new doors for children and youth so that they can play an active role in building more inclusive systems and effective services in the society through reading.
This project aims to:
- Support disadvantaged children in their educational pathways by creating a library;
- Make a bank of educational and recreational resources available to underprivileged children through a library;
- Support the practice of reading and develop a taste for reading among schoolchildren in the community;
- Foster the development of each disadvantaged child through reading.
Mohamed Dekkak, President of the Anouar Association for Development and Solidarity, stressed the importance of a library to the community of the Ait Faska, especially to the next generations. Access to information, culture, universal literacy, and training in new technologies. These subjects, at the heart of the daily action of libraries, and are the goals of the association. The role of the library is, therefore, essential in helping to achieve these objectives. In addition, they offer a reliable and trustworthy network of local institutions that effectively reach all components of the population.
Access to good quality books is necessary for the education of young children. It is important to meet the needs of education, training, and information. We are driven by the desire to support the learning of reading and writing. Our association implements actions aimed at awakening the taste for reading and stimulating curiosity among young people and all public.
This project is created out of a certain number of alarming observations, in particular, the illiteracy rate in Morocco, which is around 60%. This scourge strikes adults as well as children, and more acutely, rural populations who rarely manage to pass through the doors of a school (especially young girls). Faced with this situation and in the context of the emergence of an associative movement in Ait Faska, the Anouar association decided to launch a project to create a rural library. The desire to share books; the search for pleasure in reading are convictions shared by the members of the association. The commitment and motivation of its supporters help make them happen.
According to Mohamed Dekkak, President of the Anouar Association who is also a book enthusiast, “the world is in the book, knowledge is in the books,” this is why reading cultivates and enriches man, the book and its reading contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of a country, a community and the cultural and intellectual development of an individual. A library will be the guidance and inspiration to the youth, and the reading club will broaden their mind.
Libraries occupy a decisive place in society as channels of access to knowledge and culture. Their resources and services provide learning opportunities, promote literacy and education, and help shape new ideas and perspectives that underpin creative and innovative societies.
Synonymous with education, libraries provide countless learning opportunities that can stimulate economic, social, and cultural development. Libraries also help to ensure an authentic record of the knowledge acquired and accumulated by past generations. In a world without libraries, it would be difficult to advance research and knowledge or to preserve for future generations the knowledge and heritage accumulated by humanity.
Preserve cultural heritage
Recognizing the cultural importance of sharing, Mahatma Gandhi said that “no culture can live if it tries to be exclusive.” If the impulse to share and reuse information and knowledge manifests itself in many forms, perhaps the most deeply rooted instinct in man is that of preserving his culture for future generations. It is one of the most important functions of libraries.
The anouar Association has been committed since 2007 for education, integration of young people, vulnerable children, women and elders, and health care in rural areas. In this spirit, it exercises different activities through humanitarian projects and activities in Ait Faska, such as this project: a library. Its projects and activities are today a benchmark in terms of development in the community.
Smile is an initiative of the Anouar Association in ait Faska that involves positivity to promote individual and community development.
Through dynamic and interactive conferences and workshops, Anouar Association wants to educate the residents of Ait Faska on different subjects such as communication with the outside world, love and self-esteem, better knowledge and self-confidence, awareness of human potential, emotional balance, positive thinking and optimism, the law of attraction, dealing with difficult situations, responsibility and proactivity, setting and achieving goals.
SMILE is an initiative of the Anouar Association, under the leadership of Mohamed Dekkak whose goal is to promote coaching techniques aimed at personal and professional development and fulfillment.
With the help of conferences, trainings, and other activities, SMILE initiative will allow the residents of Ait Faska to familiarize themselves with relaxation techniques whose application will help them on a daily basis.
Smile and positivity
According to the President of the Anouar Association, Mohamed Dekkak, smiling is as important to our health and well-being as good nutrition. Because smiling makes you happier, more productive, reduces stress and rejuvenates. But you can’t smile without being positive. Positivity is the practice of being or the tendency to be positive or optimistic in one’s attitude. People who are positive are said to accept the world as it is, but still seems to help recognize hidden opportunities for enjoyable states like relaxation, play and connection, they always look for the bright side when something unhappy happens and send messages of hope to others.
For Anouar Association, practicing positivity is good for your physical and mental health. The benefits associated with positivity include: increased longevity, protection from chronic stress, increased happiness, a deeper sense of life, greater connection with others, reduced depression, better heart health and even more. We can also say that smiling is the best medicine there is. Scientists have found that those who smile when they are hurting experience less pain than others.
If we really know how to live, what could be better than starting the day with a smile? Our smile affirms our conscience and our determination to live peacefully and in joy. Perhaps at the beginning we will need to put a memory aid near our bed to see it when we wake up. But once the habit is established, we can smile when we wake up to start the day gently and with understanding. A smile on our lips nourishes awareness and miraculously calms us. It gives us back the peace we thought we had lost. Our smile will bring us happiness as well as those around us.
The smile and the others
When you smile, the others in turn smile at you, logically. Try to smile at everyone for a day, you will see the result! A study has shown that a sincere smile towards another person can result in chain reactions, up to 550 smiles in a day. So by smiling you will make many people happy, who in turn will smile and be happier! When you get to work, how would you like to be received? By cold faces or with the warmth of a smile?
A smile facilitates social interactions of all kinds and is an excellent means of communication. You can listen more easily to a person who is smiling. Listening is essential in communication, if you want to be heard, better smile! We all know the scheme of communication, the non-verbal has much more impact than words, and yet this is what we have the least control over.
The inner smile
The inner smile: it is enough to even think that our smiles to benefit from the benefits of the smile. For the oriental people the smile and its benefits have been known for 5000 years. It was found that a smile guaranteed health, happiness and longevity. This observation prompted them to practice the inner smile.
Halfway between relaxation and meditation, the inner smile consists first of all in imagining or visualizing a person, a positive situation that puts us in a state of calm. Then, as the name suggests, it consists in smiling inside. You can then smile at any part of your body and feel the benefits. This inner smile allows us to become aware of our body through our feelings, and thus to bring our attention to the present moment. It is particularly indicated for situations of discomfort and low self-esteem.
Anouar Association has set this awareness because it will help the community a lot, if everyone will participate it will bring a huge difference in everyone and in the community as a whole.
In a troubled era, against the backdrop of a global economic and social crisis, in which our benchmarks and our values are weakened by the uncertainty of tomorrow, looking at life with a SMILE is a choice, a courageous, responsible and voluntary attitude.
In a world where the cult of appearance and image reigns, where it is more important to own than to be yourself, where our value depends on our profitability and not on our real skills and qualities, Mohamed Dekkak believes that this awareness will help us find moments of relaxation and happiness within ourselves.
YAN & ONE GRAND LAUNCHING IN MARRAKECH
The revolution in the world of beauty, cosmetics, and well-being in Morocco, which risks carrying the Moroccan signature beyond borders. Salwa Akhannouch, one of the most powerful women in the Arab world, has just launched her brand, Yan & One in Marrakech, an imprint that anchors (even more) ancestral beauty rituals in Morocco and all local products.
YAN & ONE is exceptional international quality at prices accessible to all to guarantee access to the best for all consumers. It was an event not to be missed. Thursday, September 17, Mohamed Dekkak and other stars, artists, influential personalities from Morocco, and outside of Morocco, were present for the opening night of the first Smart Beauty Store in the world, created by Salwa Akhannouch to welcome its brand Yan & One, a 100% Moroccan signature which includes beauty, cosmetic and wellness products.
YAN & ONE, A UNIVERSAL BRAND THAT CELEBRATES BEAUTY FOR ALL
YAN & ONE offers a range of products: make-up, beauty, hygiene, care, fragrances, accessories and teas which can enhance natural beauty. It is an offer that is aimed at all women and men, whatever their skin color (from porcelain skin to black skin), their morphology, their styles, their desires, and their means.
YAN & ONE is also the desire to have a different and new approach, offering a multitude of exclusive make-up looks, designed by the biggest beauty professionals in France and offered to the consumer in an interactive and digital way. All of these products comply with the strictest standards: dermatologically tested, the products are mainly Paraben-free, Phenoxyethanol-free, PEG-free.
The YAN & ONE fragrances are designed in France by great master perfumers from Grasse, the world capital of perfume. YAN & ONE has a care line developed by the largest European laboratories in Switzerland and France while respecting international cosmetics regulations. The brand also draws its inspiration from the nature of Morocco by offering a new range of ritual care called Moroccan Rituals. This range uses the best natural ingredients like argan oil and prickly pear oil certified 100% natural which is aimed at both women and men
YAN & ONE also pays homage to inner beauty, with a wide range of teas: for example, you can discover a Detox tea, a Radiance tea, and many other references composed of original mixtures and rare teas in the service of beauty and of health.
YAN & ONE: A Moroccan concept, a global creation, three years of preparation
At the origin of this project, there is first the vision and the will of a woman, those of Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch convinced that Morocco can distinguish itself by innovating while proposing an offer adapted and accessible to all. Three years of hard work and the collaboration of experts and international design offices were necessary to make it happen.
Called YAN & ONE, this concept will bring together in one place the best of global cosmetics while providing a completely new approach to beauty, fully digitalized, based on the best technological solutions serving the consumer. YAN & ONE thus invents a new concept unique in the world: The Beauty Smart Store, with the objective of shining in Morocco and abroad.
A Smart Brand accessible to all
YAN & ONE is a concept of Beauty Smart Store and it is also a brand of make-up, skincare, rituals and tailor-made perfumes that will meet all the needs of consumers, created around three components: impeccable quality, prices very accessible and a universal offer. The YAN & ONE pro and make-up care lines are available for all skin types, from porcelain skin to black skin, meeting the expectations of all consumers, from its launch in Morocco and soon in Africa and internationally.
Imagined and designed in Morocco, YAN & ONE then selected the best international experts to manufacture its products. The entire Professional Care line is developed in Switzerland and France in the laboratories of the most prestigious cosmetic brands. The make-up, designed by a world-renowned make-up designer, is made in France. The fragrances are produced in Grasse, the cradle of French perfumery. The shampoos come from the United States. Finally, the range of rituals draws inspiration from Morocco, but also the best ingredients, such as certified argan oil which is used as the basis for most products, or prickly pear oil, the new Moroccan treasure of world cosmetology. All while ensuring prices accessible to all, without compromising on quality.
YAN & ONE, an evocative brand name
YAN as the Number One and Unique in Amazigh, a tribute to the Berber origins of the founder of the brand. ONE to better highlight the uniqueness of the brand. YAN & ONE to translate its DNA, the ability to address each individual and enhance its natural beauty. For YAN & ONE, each person is unique, and the brand name claims this posture. The name is to support the originality, the special aspect of this brand which wants to be standard of all the potentialities of Morocco in the natural.
YAN & ONE, a Moroccan brand that will, therefore, be one step ahead with its time, connected to the world and to trends, creating its own standards to offer its customers a unique and personalized experience and digital solutions.
Through its various sections, the Festival has offered an eclectic selection of films, which showcased several cinematographic universes from different regions of the world, reflecting the diversity and creativity of international film production. Notwithstanding its rule, the FIFM has paid a series of tributes to emblematic figures of the 7th art, namely the great director, producer, and American actor Robert Redford, the great French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier, the star of Moroccan cinema Mouna Fettou and Bollywood icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas. In addition, twelve big names of the world cinema have been in free conversation (In Conversation With) with the public of the city ocher during this edition. These include American filmmaker, actor, and producer Robert Redford, Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard, Elia Suleiman a multi-award winning Palestinian director, independent British producer Jeremy Thomas, and cult American actor Harvey Keitel. that stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Golshifteh Farahani, Hend Sabri, and Luca Guadagnino. The Festival was also marked by the organization of the 2nd edition of “Ateliers de l’Atlas”, a program dedicated to cinemas in Africa and the Middle East, which brought together 270 international professionals around a selection of 28 projects by a new generation of Moroccan, Arab and African filmmakers.
Mohamed Dekkak and other big names of the cinema present at the International Film Festival of Marrakech as well as the VIPs at the Royal gala dinner met at the Palace of Congress of the city.
On Saturday, November 30 at the Palais des Congrès in Marrakech, Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa presided over a Gala Dinner hosted by His Majesty King Mohammed VI on the occasion of the launch of the 18th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival. During this event, the princess met the jury, the foreign stars as well as the foreign and national partners of the Festival. Note that this event, which brings together several major figures in world cinema such as actor Robert Redford and actress Priyanka Chopra, will pay tribute this year to Australian cinema.
Mohamed Dekkak together with hundreds of Moroccan and foreign guests, world famous or known in Morocco were placed around the tables according to a device meticulously studied by the organizers to respect the hierarchy and the notoriety.
Upon arrival, HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa reviewed an Auxiliary force detachment that was honored before being greeted by the Minister of Tourism, Crafts, Air Transport and Social Economy, Ms. Nadia Fettah, and the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, government spokesman, Mr. Hassan Abyaba.
His Royal Highness was also greeted by the Wali of the Marrakech-Safi region, Governor of the Prefecture of Marrakech, Mr. Karim Kassi Lahlou, President of the Council of the Marrakech-Safi region, Mr. Ahmed Akhchichen, the President of the Commune of Marrakech, Mr. Mohamed Larbi Belcaid and the President of the Prefectural Council, Ms. Jamila Afif.
HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa was also greeted by the two Vice-Presidents of the Foundation of the International Film Festival of Marrakech, MM. Faïçal Laraichi and Sarim Fassi Fihri, Councilor of the Festival Foundation, Mélita Toscan Du Plantier, Artistic Director of the Festival, President’s Advisor to the Festival Foundation, Secretary General of the Festival, and the general treasurer and the general coordinator of the Festival.
Afterwards, HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa went to the Salon d’Honneur where she was presented to Her Royal Highness the jury, foreign stars as well as foreign and national partners of the Festival.
The 18th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival
In the grounds of the Congress Palace, the festivities were launched with the traditional presentation of the members of the jury. After the arrival of the jury president, Scottish actress and producer Tilda Swinton, surrounded by eight outstanding and world-renowned personalities, representing different cinematic expressions, a posthumous tribute was paid to the theater icon, from film and television in Morocco, Amina Rachid, and her husband, Abdellah Chaqroun, a leading figure in theater and literature.
The jury of the official competition of this 18th edition is composed of British director Andrea Arnold, Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho, Italian-French directors Rebecca Zlotowski and Italian-French actress Chiara Mastroianni, actor Mikael Persbrandt, by Afghan director and author Atiq Rahimi, Moroccan director Ali Essafi and Australian director David Michôd.
Tribute to the Australian cinema
On the occasion of this new edition, the Festival reconnects with one of its traditions, initiated in 2004: to pay homage to world cinema by putting a country and a
cinematographic expression in the spotlight.
This year, the International Film Festival of Marrakech pays tribute to
Australian cinema. Australia, it is also this pool of Hollywood talents that gave the Anglo-Saxon cinema several big stars. On this exceptional tribute, a huge delegation of actors and Australian directors will come to Marrakech.
The choice of Australia owes nothing to chance. Considered to be one of the oldest in the world, Australian cinema has produced the first feature-length fiction film in history. A large delegation of actors and Australian filmmakers will travel to Marrakech. Australian cinema has supplied many of the most important masterpieces of world cinema. Several of them will be screened for this 18th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival. Powerful and foundational films that trace nearly five decades of cinematographic creation in Australia. A journey back in time, starting in 1971 with Ted Kotcheff’s “Awakening in Terror” or Nicolas Roeg’s “The Hike”, which will allow the general public to rediscover essential classics such as George Miller’s “Mad Max” or rarities. like Peter Weir’s cult film “Picnic at Hanging Rock”.
The current Australian cinema is also present through films like “Breath” of the very popular actor Simon Baker who passes here behind the camera, “Lion” of Garth Davis, big international success which has not less than 6 Oscar nominations in 2017 or “True History of the Kelly Gang” by Justin Kurzel, which brings together an exceptional cast and is one of the most anticipated films of 2019. In all, the Festival program 25 Australian feature films showing all the diversity and singularity of this great cinematography.
For several decades, Australian cinema has produced films that are often recognized worldwide, while many of its actors and directors have acquired an international reputation over the years and headed for Hollywood. Many of them will also travel to Marrakech as part of a delegation that will have no less than 25 talents between actors, directors and producers.
Australia joins the long list of countries honored by the International Film Festival of Marrakech and covering five continents: Morocco, Spain, Italy, Egypt, United Kingdom, South Korea, France, Mexico, India, Scandinavia, Japan, Canada and Russia.
Placed under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the 18th edition of the International Film Festival of Marrakech, which continues until December 7, was opened Friday evening at the Palais des Congrès of the city ocher, in the presence an arsenal of stars of the 7th National and International Art, and eminent personalities from the worlds of culture, arts and media.
Mohamed Dekkak président of Anouar Association and Faouzi Skali founder and President of cultural Soufie Festival
GISEC – The future of Cybersecurity
What is GISEC?
The 7th edition of Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) is a three-day event in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, the first ever and largest cybersecurity conference and exhibition held at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), UAE happening this 1-3 April 2019 and was officially inaugurated by Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bishr.
GISEC is one of the most significant and highly anticipated gatherings of the year in the region to be attended by an estimated 7,000 professionals rubbing shoulders with more than 12,000 tech gurus and leaders all over the world. This year’s edition will be hosted by leading and top-notch cybersecurity experts and legendary keynote speakers from the tech world both from the government and private sectors. This event will provide immeasurable and priceless information about inventions and technologies that can define the future.
The agenda for the exhibition is primarily directed and partnered by high profile advisory board of senior end-users from Dubai Electronic Security Center, SMART Dubai, and Dubai police, and should attract a big number of audience of decision-makers from all over 200 government departments and a huge number of leading enterprises in the Middle East.
GISEC was launched in the year 2013 aiming to be the leading and most innovative cybersecurity in the UAE as well as the MEA regions. Today, as we all know, GISEC is not only the largest cybersecurity show but also the most impactful and more prominent event in terms of scope, aspirations and, diversity of perspective. GISEC is committed to bring you the most original and upcoming cyber technologies in general and will offer businesses the chance to be an important part of an industry-defining moment.
GISEC is jam-packed with information and sessions on the most innovative technologies with the following in mind: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and quantum computing which will provide tools to enhance and upgrade your digitization.
As per Mr. Mohamed Dekkak, “Bringing together the best of the best government leaders, speakers and technology experts will surely ignite your passion for innovation and technology”.
Why is there a need for GISEC?
Considering that our world today is likely very open and receptive to cyber-attacks, threats and hackers. This calls for skilled warriors and this is where cybersecurity measures will play a vital role in protecting and growing a business regardless of the industry.
The mission of GISEC is to bring companies which offer the most game-changing and innovative security solutions for AI, 5G and telecoms, IoT, Blockchain and enterprise cybersecurity altogether. At GISEC, you will experience a global innovation and an exceptional kind of diversity from start-ups in China to a multi-national industry in Europe both showcasing cybersecurity solutions. This will be a platform for tech experts to contribute and work as one to build a strong and powerful and quality networks.
This event will also make us aware that the world is ever-changing and the journey to the digital age has begun. This will be a great venue to learn, teach, share and make new business partnerships.
Not even in your wildest imagination that you will be in an in-depth exploration into the dark web and will include some exciting programs such as live hacks sessions that will uncover controversial and pioneering topics and GISEC will make it possible for you.
What are the highlights of GISEC?
As you get ready for the most significant assembly of tech experts and industries around the globe, there are a number of things that will be highlighted and you should take note on this event;
- A 3-days full of pure learning, sharing and networking;
- The ever-popular secret briefing will a highlight for both the sponsors and participants;
- More than 300 free training and sessions that includes Genius talks, Private, X labs;
- B2B matchmaking programs and networking platforms; which will be a helpful tool to find the right vendor for the product you want to buy;
- The dark stage where you will witness eye-catching live hacks;
- The (ISC)2 trainings and workshops; for those who are considering to progress their careers and be updated of the latest in cyberspace.
Why in the UAE?
Middle East is the hottest AI market in the region and there are several countries in the Gulf but why in the UAE? It is known that the UAE is very open to international cooperation and alliance to fight cyber threats. The UAE is a home for all kinds of infrastructures from start-ups to multi-million industries and to be able to make their businesses grow, it has to be safe and secure from cyber threats. In a business regardless of how small or big it is, the people responsible should be mindful on how to consolidate cybersecurity measures in all aspects of its design and development.
The leaders of the UAE are future-forward thinkers and planners and they always consider the safety and security of foreign investors who would like to do business in their country. They look at possibilities and challenges inside the security landscape especially in strategic and important industries such as education, medical field and finance, and other allocated resources.
To be able to accomplish all these, there is no best way than GISEC. Through the support of very significant partners such as the Dubai Police, Dubai Electronic Security Center and Smart Dubai, and with the expertise of tech professionals, this annual cybersecurity conference will pursue to unravel the complex and complicated web of cybersecurity and will direct businesses to how and where they can boost and upgrade their system and network defenses.
What are the things to know about GISEC and Cybersecurity 2019?
Yearly, most people would jot down predictions on what they think might and can happen and UAE is always ahead of everything, in all aspects including cybersecurity. Each year, GISEC aims to advance in the future and 2019 will not be different after all. Artificial intelligence or robotics and The Internet of Things (IoT) are just a few of the focal point in this advancement. With all the cyber-crimes and threats that are happening throughout the world, this is a great opportunity and time for security businesses.
Hacking nowadays has become an industry in itself and this becomes a major constraint for industries and organizations to deal with web viruses, malware, or even what we call cyber-warfare attacks against huge enterprises and governments. It can be considered as a dangerous time for companies as cyber threats and attacks are becoming sophisticated as time goes by and if companies can’t keep up, they should at least know how to lessen the damage caused. Cybersecurity is more than just virus protection. This is why GISEC was launched. To keep companies and businesses to be more proactive and share compelling solutions to manage cyber risk and offer high technology solutions.
GISEC, in general, believes that the current security issues and challenges at this time is data privacy and protection. No one is exempted from breaches of privacy and cyber risk due to indiscretion and bad decisions. The main focus on this event is for business to make a stronger move to protect data and GISEC anticipates in bridging the gap to secure consumer data and business enterprise both in actual and online.
The robotics are coming in GISEC 2019. AI is an overused word in the marketing industry today, on the other hand, it is important to know the responsibilities and risks related to AI. Over a few days, vendors and tech professional will help you find the right technology to keep up.
Who exhibits and why?
GISEC 2019 is where you can get information and where security enterprises gather together to attain actual business growth.
The industries must exhibit for distributors, resellers, manufacturers, partners of cybersecurity and IT products and services.
You will not want to miss out on this opportunity to be a part of this year’s GISEC. First and foremost, this event is officially supported by the government and this is the only event where you can find and meet with more than 200 different government departments in one roof.
There will be no other place to find your way in and make your business grow in the Middle East than through GISEC.
You will be surprised at how much investors are willing to spend on solutions from companies to outsmart cyber threats and attacks.
GISEC is the only place to increase and enhance your brand awareness, get full media exposure and remain ahead of your competitors.
With numbers to prove about the success of the previous GISEC, this year will be more outlandish and more high in technologies and will definitely increase your business and customers will be more satisfied by the quality of your products.
Who visits GISEC?
The profiles of the attendees will be the most powerful in the Middle East and, in terms of buyers, will be one of the most appealing in the world. Based on the attendees who visited and joined in the 2018 event, this 2019 will definitely surpass the number of the audiences last year.
Whether it’s to learn or to understand from world leaders and top business enterprises together with the CIOs, CISOs and CTOs and with their teams and departments who travelled from 86 counties to gain insights from this event that can affect their departments. With over 7,000 high tech security professionals who will join a total audience of over 12,000 tech experts and leaders in the Middle East’s biggest buzz on what’s going to impact them around the world.
What can you gain at GISEC 2019?
Either you are a visitor, an exhibitor, a partner or a sponsor of GISEC 2019, altogether, you will gain insights into a SMART and digital future. A future that will unravel right before your eyes using the technologies that will change the way of the future. By the use of IoT’s and other technologies, we can create and more secure and tolerable city towards the future.
GISEC is the driving force towards efficiency in introducing innovation through the use of emerging technologies for sage, smart and sustainable communities. You will be able to examine how huge enterprise can innovate like a start-up.
This edition of GISEC, expect to be digitally transformed! With at least 93 percent of satisfaction expressed by previous participants of this event, you would never want to miss out on this one.
As a visitor of GISEC, Mohamed Dekkak said “A very insightful and informative event of the year. I would definitely recommend it for business owners, partners and staff to witness this one-of-a-kind cybersecurity in a digitally driven world”.
After 9 prosperous editions, the United Arab of Emirates’ most exclusive sourcing fair, the International Apparel, and Textile Fair returns from April 2-4, 2019 at Dubai World Trade Center. It has progressed as a dominant brand in the Middle East and North Africa(MENA)regions to source and exhibits their best fabrics, textiles, footwear, print, and accessories from eminent mills worldwide.
This “business only” event offers trade participants extraordinary networking opportunities with the best from worldwide markets. It also supplies manufacturers a programme to lure the most powerful fashion designers and companies across the country. International Apparel and Textile Fair will give the manufacturers and their representative with an exceptional chance to display their products to the most dominant consumers and designers on the United Arab of Emirates’ scene.
Mr. Mohamed Dekkak, Chairman and Founder of Adgeco group said – “This three days of interactive lecturers summit, exceptional collections and display, and interconnected system opportunities that lead the best from the textile and apparel industry not only in UAE also across the world.”
Various highly acclaimed exhibitors across the globe are mainly from Japan, Europe, India, China, Indonesia, and Turkey.
An ancient origin, the apparel and textiles industry, bone needles have been discovered as far as back in the year 30,000 BC. The generality of garments was constituted of prepared animal skins, furs and hides weaving together various vegetable fibers and animal to produce unique clothes during that time.
Ancient people started to chase and hunt as they used animals’ skin to wear a piece of garments. Animals’ skin is continually utilized because it is harder and made strenuous for them to hunt. They started to prepare the skin to conserve its softness. Later the animal’s bones used as needle and nerves fiber were used as thread.
Primitive humans used leaves, grasses, reeds, and stems to wear of purely the vegetable creation. They also spin the fiber and make it into a yarn that is entwined to form into a cloth. The first of the fiber, wool, and flax utilized because it was easier to twiddle into yarn compare to cotton. They also utilized the animals’ hair as the bed. This hair intertwines and materialize as a fabric and comes while making felt cloth.
Thousands of years later, known as “Agrarian Society”, people discovered that they could live in one location with other humans and grow what they required. People become aware of how to germinate plants for food and also to breed animals for the skins and meat. People have less time for farming and hunting.
These people educate themselves on how to rotate pieces of horse hair, plants, seeds, and bark into one unbroken yarn or strands. Then they learned how to weave them into the fabric, just like what they did in the grasses. They began to search around, cotton, silk, wool, and flax found, for other threads so they could use to make yarn.
When the manufacture of apparel and textiles was remarkably modified by technology containing the pedal-forced sewing machines and cotton gin, the business industry experienced relatively slow evolution and a lack of development until the industrial revolution. The fabric and clothing industry was among the first to be automized due to huge amounts of employment required in making the fabric.
Leaders behind the Apparel and Textile Industry
There are several types of manufacturers – licenses, contract, and integrated manufacturers. Levi Strauss is one of the famous integrated manufacturers in the business due that they design and make their own commodity.
Licenses manufacturers- For example, the company Warnaco have their own manufacturing plants and market clothing under license from their label.
Contract manufacturers – These manufacturers have connections and relationships with some designers and producers acquire new business. This includes the Unifi and International Textile Group (ITC) as of the biggest textile corporations. Affordable fashion has hit a boom in the apparel and textile industry as leaders include Sweden’s (H and M) Hennes and Mauritz, Zara from Spain, and Wal-Mart – the world’s largest retailer.
MORE ABOUT TEXTILE AND APPAREL INDUSTRY
Fastest growing textile and apparel industries have an essential role in the economy all across the globe, supplying employment to millions in all 200 nation and more.
THE FAIR HIGHLIGHTS
- Impressive networking opportunities.
- Meet your possible worldwide partners.
- Showcase your products to a targeted market.
- Gain a better understanding of the competition and collect market information.
United Arab of Emirates: AS THE HOST COUNTRY
The United Arab Emirates is now the world’s prime center for the textile industry with the presence of about 200 garments manufacturing industry. For about 5.5 percent of the world’s textile and clothing sales annually, the United Arab of Emirates become the fourth biggest business hub of fashion and apparel all over the world as of today.
International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF) brings together new and established retail merchant to display their recent and most fashionable products to offer distributors, buyers, and designers a real chance to find the most reputable brands all around the globe. The coordinator is now working diligently on the next occurrence, to be held on November with two issues every year.
Dubai has business experts globally, making United Arab of Emirates the 3rd largest international export in the market. In the last edition, more than 15,000 visitors packed the halls with entire collections from 600 exhibitors. The show was the latest in fabrics, textiles, prints, and accessories from well-known mills internationally.
As the United Arab of Emirates closer to becoming the world’s leading extravagant textile and garment re-export center by 2020, the International Apparel and Textile Fair has become even more significant and visited for anyone connected to the industry.
INTERNATIONAL APPAREL AND TEXTILE FAIR EXHIBITOR
The most renowned and influential delegates will be the major exhibitors of the fair. They will display the latest fashion trends of the finest textile and apparel collections all over the world.
Almodo, Akash Export, Ailiya Enterpises, Anbo Textiles Ltd., ASM Exports, Asiatex Enterprise Ltd., Augen Waide, AM Merchandising Ltd., Alsorayai Group, Boshi, dokunus tekstil, DORLEON Fabrics, Deer & Dear, D x B Tailored DXB, EFL, E.L.C Group, Erteks Group Textile, TFI The Fashion Incubator, Fuber Textile, Grain De Beaute, Hentas, Hang Wai Zipper Factory Ltd., HP Singh, James Fabric, Korner Concept, moove, MONARK/mensucat, Manipearl Holdings, Ltd., M & H, Mitslavie, meltam, nix co. ltd., Kraft Corridor, K & I Textiles, Luthai Textile, Macroman, Macrowoman, Mi Sign, Piteks Textile Inc., Perma, Pongees, PT. Pulau Intan Lestari, pixel shoes, RADYUM, Rama’s, Ramnur (home collection & home style), R.E.A.L Garments,Terracotta, Ral Tekstil, Rupa, Richmorn, New Oasis, STK Interlining, sahsa tekstil, STYLEM, simtex, SAANJA, Shah Amanat, Solbees, BERNSTEIN & BANLEYS LTD., Uni Textile Co. Ltd., WEFT, Xianda, WAIMEA, LE MING,Yaser & Mayasa Co., Yingkai Garment, and more.
International Apparel And Textile Fair (IATF) has an extensive promoter category. It was arranged its existence in the A to Z of the textile business names.
⦁ Apparel Section – hosiery clothes, royal outfits, intimate and lingerie apparels, coats, jackets, ready to wear garments, knitted clothing, Shawls, and Wraps.
⦁ Fabrics Sections – organic garments and materials, woolen and fur garments, Leather, and silk.
⦁ Textile Accessories – Buttons, Laces, Labels, Embroidery, Badges and Hand tags
⦁ Home Textiles: Bath and bed linen, Bed Sheets, Blankets, Towels, Curtains, and Carpets
⦁ Textile Design and Prints Workshops
⦁ Textile and Print Technology
⦁ Fashion designers and their organizations
A various number of marketing technics for International Apparel and Textile Fair to entice the awareness including digital marketing, online affiliations, press advertisements, industry magazine publications, association supports, VIP and typical invitations, electronic-mailer, SMS or text messages, and outdoor campaigns are used to get the right kind of responsiveness.
UNITED ARAB OF EMIRATES’ TEXTILE AND APPAREL INDUSTRY
The United Arab of Emirates’ textile business is not only the nation’s biggest trading industry after gas and oil but it is also one of the largest employers in the industry. United Arab of Emirates always been associated with gas and oil through the years. But these seven Emirates are steadily affiliated to clothing, textile, and apparel manufacturing industry. United Arab of Emirates surrounded a wide classification of textiles. According to a United Arab of Emirates’ trade and economic geniuses that garment famous labels were gaining popularity in the local and international market, and emphasize that more aggressive retailing scheme was needed to advertise the country as a high-quality clothes producer in the industry.
FUTURE VIEWPOINT IN TEXTILES AND APPAREL INDUSTRY
Extravagant and high-class apparel and clothing companies have already begun producing cheaper cost or presenting products at a discounted price. This will certainly affect their profit. A reduction in spending due to the economic crisis has created consumers who want to save more money everywhere.
This does not portend well for the apparel industry, as they are dependent on consumers’ needs and wants and gives them a poor future outlook. Even the economical and low budget apparel manufacturers will be influenced as they also will to decrease prices and quality on their products or join in bargains in order to attract new market and retain old consumer who may be willing to grasp on to their old clothing.
As stated by recent reports, The United Arab of Emirates’ garment and textile industries have upgraded and improved their unmilled material depot, packaging and transporting operations for large facilities.
SUPPORT THE APPAREL AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES
The direct benefits include:
More employment – Worldwide contribute employment within the businesses in a country that imports and exports fabrics and textiles. Importing nation decreases or eliminates fabricate jobs where exporting nations also decreases the requirements for design, retail, and marketing jobs.
Local Finacial Status Increases – In most textile supplier countries, salary in the clothing and textile business are higher than other jobs leather, dairy, wood). It indicates that the fabrics and garments industry is an improving the value chain in the businesses ladder although this report is for the manufacturing half average salary.
Empowering Women – Most studies show a huge bias in gender against women in the textile, garments, fabrics and clothing business, where women are working are often worse, wage less and favorable job levels.
There is much technological progress in the textile industry, which is very laboriously based on technology, mostly including the use of machinery since then. The apparel side of the industry is still primarily done manually with human employment. The main basis for the allocation of this business inexpensive labor markets.
The United Arab of Emirates is well respected when it comes for exports of garments, formed on huge volume of textiles imported and its articles from India and China. Both these countries constitute a major part in the textile and imports since the price of manufacturing is significantly become less expensive in these countries due to the availability of cheaper budget and labor costs.