Around The World In March

Around The World In March


Join global manufacturing machinery suppliers and showcase your latest products and services to the next global manufacturing hub – Nigeria.

The Nigerian Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP) aims to add $25bn to annual manufacturing revenues in the next three to five years. The manufacturing sector is now the major driver of economic growth in Nigeria with the Nigerian consumer market estimated at $150bn.

Demonstrate your manufacturing machinery to the top industry executives.

Last year, Nigerian imports of food processing and packaging machinery increased over 20% to $380m, plastics and rubber products grew by 23.8% and $7.4bn was spent on importing vehicle and automotive parts. The National Automotive Council (NAC) have disbursed $46m in loans aimed at developing local production.

The National Automotive Council (NAC) have disbursed $46m in loans aimed at developing local production.

Find a reputable distributor and reseller for Nigeria and ECOWAS and secure orders from Nigeria’s leading international and local manufacturers.

Nigeria offers easy access to the 15 countries in the markets around who have over 300 million consumers, with a combined GDP of $734.8bn and annual growth rate of 6.3%.

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Meet with Nigerian Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment officials

Optimise your participation at Nigeria Manufacturing Expo, featuring mPAD and apply to become a prized sponsor to help secure more contracts, increase your brand awareness, raise your company profile and attract more visitors to your stand.

These packages can also be tailored for you to meet your objectives. Contact to arrange a meeting and discuss in more detail.


Event Description

The Nigeria Manufacturing Trade Fair featuring mPAD (Manufacturing Partnerships for African Development), hosted in Lagos, March 15 – 17, 2016 is brought to you by Spintelligent (Pty) Ltd, Clarion Events Ltd and the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN).

This is the official annual meeting place and procurement event for the 2,000 invited MAN members who are investing in new technology that will modernise their manufacturing capabilities in accordance with the Nigerian Industrial Plan Revolution (NIRP).

Nigerian Manufacturing Expo is where Nigerian manufacturers come to evaluate and purchase new manufacturing machinery.

The objective of the trade fair, co-located mPAD round table discussions and free training sessions will be to increase local production, support job creation and ultimately stimulate the growth and diversification of the Nigeria economy for self-reliance and export of non-oil and gas products.

A welcome reception and a selection of country pavilions and will deliver unparalleled international networking and partnership development in Nigeria’s growing manufacturing sector.

Over 2,000 attendees are expected to attend with 100 exhibitors.

Free Seminar Programme

A free seminar programme will take place for plant managers, production managers, quality control managers, technical managers and directors and engineers of Nigerian based manufacturers.




6th African Petroleum Congress And Exhibition

 March 4, 2016March 4, 2016  dankuta

Petroleum Exhibition

WHEN:  March 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am – March 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

WHERE: International Conference Center Abuja Nigeria


EXHIBITION 6th African Petroleum Congress And Exhibition @ International Conference Center | Abuja | Federal Capital Territory | Nigeria

CAPE VI – 6th African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition

CAPE VI, 6th African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition will take place from 15-17 March 2016 in Abuja – Federal Republic of Nigeria. The event will feature a three day conference, and associated trade exhibition.

The event will be organised by the African Petroleum Producers Association (APPA), the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria and AME Trade Ltd, UK.

CAPE VI will include delegations of the highest rank, from the eighteen petroleum producing members of APPA namely: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Congo DRC, Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Libya, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan and Tchad.



CAPE VI, 6th African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition

Main theme of CAPE VI

“Positioning African Petroleum for global development and value addition“

CAPE VI, 6th African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition will take place from 15-17 March 2016 in Abuja – Federal Republic of Nigeria. The event will feature a three day conference, and associated trade exhibition.

The event will be organised by the African Petroleum Producers Association (APPA), the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria and AME Trade Ltd, UK.

CAPE VI will include delegations of the highest rank, from the eighteen petroleum producing members of APPA namely: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Congo DRC, Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Libya, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan and Tchad.

CAPE VI: An established event with a guaranteed attendance of the highest level

Reasons to attend CAPE VI

CAPE is established as the largest and the most influential oil and gas event in Africa. Previous editions have been organised since 2003, CAPE I in Tripoli, Libya, CAPE II, 2005 in Algiers (Algeria) and CAPE III,2007 in Cotonou (Benin) and CAPE IV, 2010, in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), CAPE V (2013) in Libreville, Republic of Gabon.

CAPE V was organised in March 2013, Libreville, Republic of Gabon attracted 44 presentations, over 981 participants from 55 countries and over 30 strategic partners.

CAPE VI will be organised at the same time as the 33rd Ordinary Session of the APPA Council of Ministers meeting which is attended by the Ministers of APPA member countries.

The event will also be organised concurrently with the Forum of Chief Executive Officers of African National Oil Companies.

The Federal Republic of Nigeria welcomes all participants to CAPE VI

Nigeria is the host country of CAPE VI and as they recently proved by successfully several world class events, including the World Economic Forum on Africa Nigeria is ready to welcome all participants to this event,with a warm welcome, a first class infrastructure and a smooth organisation. Nigeria is currently Africa’s leading Oil Producer and founding member of APPA, making it the perfect location for both new and establishedproducers to benefit from the country’s considerable experience. Nigeria at the same time will showcase new potential opportunities in their offshore deepwater and ultra deepwater.

What are the main objectives of CAPE VI?

CAPE VI will form the fulcrum of the APPA’s Programme of Action, where pertinent issues will be discussed to achieve the objectives of the Association.

CAPE VI is an opportunity for the operators in the hydrocarbon sector, both established and new to investment in Africa, to understand the political environment and the main issues by attending the Congress sessions, as well as meeting the African continents main political, economic and institutional decision makers.

The APPA member countries have at their disposal all of the natural and human resources to put their countries in the position to booster their industrial and technological output.

The themes of CAPE VI are centred on the development of the hydrocarbon industry in Africa, and on the following aspects: challenges and strategies, legislation and control, promotion of the gas industry

joint development zones, views and investment perspectives amongst many others.



Dear colleagues:

The World Sleep Day Committee, a program of WASM, has been gratified with the favorable world-wide response to the 2015 campaign carried out in 75 countries. The WSD mission of raising awareness about sleep and its disorders was certainly accomplished.

WSD has launched the slogan for 2016: “Good sleep is a reachable dream.” The slogan is purposefully broad in meaning to allow the celebration of a large diversity of activities surrounding the message that sleep maladies can be ameliorated, but recognition has to come first. The slogan allows both adult and pediatric themes, as well as topics of insomnia and hypersomnia, parasomnias and circadian dysrhythmias. Only your imagination can put a limit to the variety of programs that can be linked to WSD 2016.

Although March 18, 2016, seems far away, we encourage you to start  preparing your programs and activities.

With kind regards,

Antonio Culebras MD, Co-Chair WSD

Liborio Parrino, MD, Co-Chair WSD

World Sleep Day 2015: Tips For Getting The Most Restful Sleep


03/13/15 AT 6:17 PM


Scientists have come up with ways to reduce deep-rooted biases in humans.


Friday is World Sleep Day, an international event held every year by the World Association of Sleep Medicine. World Sleep Day began in 2008 and celebrates sleep, one of the most important things people can do for their bodies.

This year’s slogan is “When sleep is sound, health and happiness abound.” However, recent surveys say that more than 100 million people around the world aren’t getting enough sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that a lack of sleep can lead to depression, premature aging and weight gain. The CDC suggests a number of ways to improve sleep.

Stop Drinking Caffeine Past 4 P.M.

If you’re caffeine-sensitive, don’t drink any coffee, tea or other caffeinated beverages past 4 p.m. Avoid the stimulant at all costs, and switch instead to caffeine-free drinks, juice or water.

Don’t Exercise Past 8 P.M.

Working out is great, but it can give you a rush of energy that may prevent you from falling asleep later. Try to work out in the morning, or right after work.

Take A Supplement

Magnesium and melatonin supplements may help you get more restful sleep. Take them an hour or two before bedtime.

Turn Off All Electronic Devices

Instead of spending the last hour before you fall asleep browsing Facebook or Twitter, take some time to do some light reading. Computers, televisions and smartphones stimulate your senses too much, making it more difficult to fall asleep later.

Don’t Sleep In On The Weekends

It may be tempting to stay in bed until noon on Saturdays, but that may disrupt your sleep for the rest of the week. Keeping a regular sleep schedule will allow your brain to get used to normal sleep and waking times, leading to more peaceful sleep.


“Good Sleep is a Reachable Dream” is the slogan for World Sleep Day 2016 taking place worldwide on March 18th, 2016.

Welcome to WSD 2016. The slogan for 2016 expresses a desire that comes true for only 1/3 of the world population. Sound sleep is a treasured function and one of the pillars of health, along with a balanced diet and adequate exercise. When sleep fails, health declines. Poor sleep and bad health decrease the quality of life and take happiness away.

World Sleep Day is an annual event sponsored by the World Association of Sleep Medicine, to raise awareness of sleep disorders and highlight the burden that they place on society. World Sleep Day 2016 will be held on Friday, March 18th, 2016. Most sleep disorders are preventable or treatable, yet less than one-third of sufferers seek professional help. Sleep problems constitute a global epidemic that threatens health and quality of life for up to 45% of the world’s population. Better understanding of sleep conditions and more research into this area of medicine will help reduce the burden of sleep disorders on society.

The three elements of good quality sleep are:

a. Duration- The length of sleep should be sufficient for the sleeper to be rested and alert the following day.

b. Continuity- Sleep cycles should be seamless without interruption.

c. Depth- Sleep should be deep enough or sufficiently sound to be restorative and refreshing.

World Sleep Day 2016 offers a world stage to interested parties to join forces and reach their audiences. Sleep centers around the world are invited to teach their constituents that sleep hygiene is the science conducive to the preservation of high quality, sound and sufficient sleep. The World Association of Sleep Medicine has issued rules of hygiene that are contained in the 10 Commandments of Sleep. These rules aim to maintain or restore natural, refreshing and healthy sound sleep. Environmental conditions, such as temperature, noise, light, bed comfort, and electronic devices may modify sleep and thus play a significant role in the ability to get proper sleep—and, subsequently, in overall sleep-related wellness.

Sleep centers are also invited to tell the public that breathing regularly during sleep is critical to well-being and health. Frequent interruption of the breathing function during sleep is a pervasive and common disorder called sleep apnea, that affects 17 % of men and 9 % of women in middle and old age. Sleep centers offer diagnostic procedures and provide recommendations to control sleep apnea.

Sound sleep facilitates the preservation of mental health. Sleep disturbances are a risk factor for mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. In turn, control of these disorders improves the quality of sleep.

Failure to obtain quality sleep may lead to poor alertness, lack of attention, reduced concentration, and decreased academic productivity, while increasing the risk of motor vehicle accidents.

Thus, we return to the original slogan ” Good sleep is a reachable dream.”

I encourage you to join World Sleep Day 2016 and contribute to improve and facilitate health and happiness around the world.

Antonio Culebras, Co-chair WSD2016

Liborio Parrino, Co-chair WSD2016




World Gourmet Summit

Gastronomic parade

Head to the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore for a celebration of fine cuisine, excellent wines and wonderful dining experiences.

Revel in a celebration of fine cuisine, excellent wine and wonderful dining at the World Gourmet Summit.

28 MAR TO 24 AP

Time to cleanse your palates, gourmands.

The annual World Gourmet Summit is a fresh take on food festivals, with its focus on top-notch wining and dining.

Top restaurants

Fine cuisine, great wine, unique dining

The World Gourmet Summit in Singapore focuses on top-notch wining and dining.

It is, after all, Southeast Asia’s premier haute cuisine festival, where you’ll enjoy back-to-back epicurean experiences, from vintner dinners to themed and celebrity meals.

This is when you can step into some of the most celebrated restaurants in Singapore – the likes of Bacchanalia Singapore, Hua Ting Restaurant, Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare, Majestic Restaurant and Tippling Club – for special menus as well as collaborations between Singaporean chefs and other culinary icons from around the world.

Time for a tipple

Wine enthusiasts can opt for the specially designed wine tasting sessions, where you get to sample prized pours of winemakers from top wine-producing regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy and Tuscany. Or try their best vintages at specially paired dinners hosted by visiting Master Chefs.

Besides the feasting, serious foodies can also listen in on gastronomic talks with world-renowned Michelin-star chefs or pitch in at hands-on cooking workshops.

So if you enjoy indulging in the finest wines and delectable world cuisines, mark the month of April in your travel itinerary for this delicious event.

The World Gourmet Summit also features collaborations between Singaporean chefs and other culinary icons from around the world.

20th Anniversary

2016 is a milestone year for The World Gourmet Summit, as it celebrates 20 sumptuous years of great food, fine wine and unique dining.

A glorious feast of events brings together a stellar cast of international culinary stars, home-grown talents, visiting industry personalities and discerning individuals who appreciate fine wines and cuisines. As the World Gourmet Summit reflects on the past two decades, it looks forward and continues to deliver more memorable gastronomic experiences.

World Gourmet Summit

Inaugurated in 1997 as part of Singapore Tourism Board’s initiative to establish Singapore as a culinary destination, the World Gourmet Summit has successfully grown into a globally recognised gastronomic event organised by A La Carte Productions (a division of Peter Knipp Holdings Pte Ltd) – World Gourmet Series.

Every year, a constellation of stars from the international and local culinary arena showcase a delectable spread of gastronomic experiences for a community of fine dining enthusiasts. Encompassing a series of dazzling events, including the gourmet golf experience, vintner dinners and special themed and celebrity dinners, the World Gourmet Summit is a spectacular annual gourmet expedition specially crafted for discerning individuals who appreciate fine wines and cuisines.


A la Carte Productions is an event planning division of Peter Knipp Holdings Pte Ltd. Our Mission is to create and conceptualise an experience dedicated to delivering the finest of the culinary scene in Singapore. The widely-anticipated gastronomic World Gourmet Summit, held annually in April, along with the Awards of Excellence, recognises and motivates talents present within the food and beverage industry.

Peter Knipp Holdings Pte Ltd is a company born out of one man’s deep desire to channel 25 years’ worth of food and beverage knowledge towards building a complete one-stop solution centre for all food, beverage and hospitality concept needs. With a dedicated team of industry specialists supporting him, Peter A Knipp set out in 1996 to establish his company as a leading Food & Beverage (F&B) consultancy in the region and has since worked with some of the world’s top companies to generate unique creative concepts.


Dubai World Cup 2016


The region’s premier equestrian event pays tribute to the Arabian love affair with horses and is also one of the UAE’s biggest social and sporting events. Taking place on the last Saturday of March at the iconic Meydan Racecourse, it is the richest day of racing in the world with a combined prize purse of $30 million USD. Last year’s event featured nine races, highlighted by the $10m Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline.

Date 26 March 2016

Duration    1 day

Admission  To be announced

Time All Day

Venue        Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba

Telephone  + 971 4 327 0077

Website     Visit Site


Dubai World Cup 2016

Dubai World Cup 2016

Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba

+ 971 4 327 0077

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Dubai World Cup

The biggest sporting and social occasion on the Dubai calendar, the US$30m Dubai World Cup day is held at Meydan Racecourse on the last Saturday in March every year.

The conclusion of the UAE racing season, Dubai World Cup day features nine high-class races including six Group 1 races and three Group 2 contests. The event is brought to a spectacular close by the world’s richest horse race, the $10m Dubai World Cup, won in 2015 by HE Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Prince Bishop.

Festivities on Dubai World Cup day end with the magnificent Dubai World Cup show and concert.

Message from our Chairman

It is with great pleasure that we welcome everyone to Meydan Racecourse, where the world’s finest come to race. We await Meydan’s annual racing season, the running of the Dubai World Cup Carnival, and our signature event, the world’s richest day in racing, the Dubai World Cup.

Ahead of the Dubai World Cup, which takes place at Meydan on Saturday, March 26, Geoffrey Riddle looks at who benefited the most and who hurt their cases most from this past weekend’s Super Saturday.


Fernando Jara

Special Fighter had won from the front when trained by Mark Johnston in England but in six runs at Meydan he had never set the pace. The Panamanian jockey, however, changed that and kicked his mount in to an early lead from his middle draw in the Al Maktoum Challenge. He led at a moderate pace, and when he knew there was enough in the tank 400 metres out he unleashed Special Fighter to claim a first Group 1 win for trainer Musabah Al Muhairi.

All night dirt winners had led from the front and while connections of other horses bemoaned how the track was riding, Jara certainly let his performance do the talking.

Doug Watson

Watson has had little success on World Cup night in the past, but he has gilt-edged opportunities in three weeks in both the Godolphin Mile and the UAE Derby.

Cool Cowboy showed his rivals a clean pair of heels in the Burj Nahaar, a race that African Story and Tamarkuz used as a springboard to World Cup night success. Stable companion One Man Band, who also likes to lead, will provide jockey Pat Dobbs with a difficult decision in the lead-up to March 26.

With Market Rally being gifted a substandard Al Bastikiya, the chances of Watson’s Polar River in the UAE Derby, and those of Mike De Kock’s Vale Dori, look much better.

Musabah Al Muhairi

The master of Oasis Stables played a blinder. He took Super Saturday at face value – a warm up for World Cup night, and trained his troops to the minute for it in the knowledge that the big guns had one eye on other targets.

Seven year old Muarrab signaled to all how quickly the dirt was riding with his win from the front, where he likes to be, in the Mahaab Al Shimaal. Eight year old Fityaan produced a huge upset in the Meydan Sprint from his advantageous draw in gate 11, which then provided the platform for Special Fighter. None of the trio has much hope of victory on World Cup night, but with three Group races in the bag and total winning prize-money of $US465,000 Al Muhairi is unlikely to lose sleep on it.


Dubai World Cup Carnival

The Dubai World Cup Carnival, worth around $40m in prize money runs from January to March every year and is a season of high-class international race days contested by the most high-profile, owners, trainers, horses and jockeys in the world.

Spread across 11 race days, the Dubai World Cup Carnival leads to the season-ending Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates. The Carnival runs alongside the domestic Racing at Meydan season.

The major prep for Dubai World Cup day is Super Saturday. It is held three weeks prior to the big day and allows trainers to put the finishing touches to their equine stars before they take to racing’s biggest stage on Dubai World Cup day. As the official dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup it is a major social occasion in its own right.

Spectators can gain free access to Meydan on a regular racenight or indulge in a range of viewing options to suit any budget and level of luxury from simple seating to five-star all-inclusive dining.

The long-held equine tradition of the people of the UAE has been well documented. Within the gleaming embrace of Meydan’s grandstand exists the beating heart of this culture, giving lifeblood to all equestrian pursuits in the emirate.

The Interview Editors

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