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Updated: 04-12-2006
The exhibition scheduled to take place from December 11 to 13, 2006 features over 300 exhibitors from 31 countries. Al Fares Dubai 2006 will provide exhibitors an unmatched opportunity to generate sales, locate new agents and distributors, increase brand awareness, explore business and investment opportunities, identify export markets, locate partners for JVs and tie ups, enhance corporate image and meet industry leaders.

Seminars include presentations on 'Current Vaccine Protection Against the South African 04/03 Equine Influenza Strain' by Dr. Susan Corning, 'Diagnosis of Cardio-Vascular Problems in Horses' by Dr. Beate Egner, 'Latest Practices in Horse Feeds' by Mr. Peter Bollen and 'Safety and Efficacy of Herbal Supplements for the Equine Athlete' by Dr. Gordon Chang.

Demonstrations include a Clinic on Show Jumping by the famous European show jumper Gilbert Boeckmann, 'Natural Show, Grooming and Healthcare Products' by Phil Bowen, 'Back Conformation, Performance and Saddle Fit' by Sharon Saare, 'Massage Therapy' by Christa Lynne Veinotte and 'Education for the Horses Mind' by Michael Peace.

Visits have been arranged to the equine infra-structure of Dubai and a horse auction will be organised by Al Faisal Stud on 13 December. Buyers will have an opportunity to view horses before they bid for it. Horses for recreation, racing, and breeding will be available for auction at the exhibition.

With two artists from UK, one each from Italy, New Zealand and UAE together with a major art gallery, Equine Art has definitely made a mark in Al Fares Dubai 2006. Two of the artists will give live demonstration of air brush painting and sculpting. These will create a global bridge between horse lovers and internationally recognized artists, artisans, photographers, fine art galleries and art collectors.

During the exhibition, visitors will have an opportunity to purchase real, original fine art, and to connect with the creative artists, said Satish Khanna, General Manager of Al Fajer Information & Services, organisers of the three-day event. "I believe that the equine art gallery will provide a unique, business-friendly environment in which art lovers can locate distinctive art works and support a globally competitive art business. Al Fares will be creating an atmosphere where artists can show and sell their work to discerning buyers,' he said.

A fashion show will be held every evening to entertain visitors.

While Al Fares Dubai 2006 will be open to the general public in the evenings, about 20,000 trade buyers from Africa, the Middle East, CIS countries and South Asia have been invited to the show. In 2004 exhibitors were delighted with the quality of visitors, with many reporting sales, orders and very strong leads from their three days at the Al Fares show. They were particularly enthusiastic about the large number of decision-makers in attendance.