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Ajman builds future with eye on events.

Ajman Ruler stressed that the emirate is planning to become an important events hub to match the development of the country and contribute to its international ambitions.

Ajman - His Highness Shaikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, inaugurated the seventh Ajman International Urban Planning Conference (AIUPC7) on Monday.

The AIUPC7 aims to address the various aspects of urban development of Ajman as an 'Events City'. Renowned architects, planning experts, developers and decision makers will examine and discuss plans, opportunities and practical methods for planning Ajman as an Events City through talks, debates and workshops.

Addressing the conference, the Ajman Ruler stressed that the emirate is planning to become an important events hub to match the development of the country and contribute to its international ambitions.

The development being witnessed in the country, he said, needs to continue in all fields through urban planning to cope with the future.

Shaikh Humaid said the Ajman government is seeking to build the future of the emirate that ensures better living for residents and economic development.

The AIUPC7 concludes today at the Culture Centre in the Al Jarf area. The two-day conference, which is being held under the slogan 'planning for events city', is hosting more than 200 experts, researchers and specialists in urban planning from 18 countries around the world.

Mohammed bin Omair, Director of the Organising Committee of the AIUPC7, told Khaleej Times that cities which successfully connect events as an integral part of a broader city development strategy will reap the benefits of generating wider cultural, social and economic benefits. In this context, events city is not an aim in itself, but a means of improving the city and making it more attractive and livable.

The conference sheds light on the possible opportunities to develop and manage Ajman as an events city. The central issues are not event management and destination marketing, but the strategies that need to be developed by cities to ensure that events reinforce and celebrate the identity of the places in which they take place and impact the city's urban, economic and social prosperity.

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com

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