Adel Alhaimi Interprets at IRF MENA Regional Congress
DUBAI – OCTOBER 2017: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was privileged to receive an invitation from Mr Khalil Jayousi, Union International Translation, to conduct Simultaneous Interpretation at the Congress, held in Dubai’s World Trade Centre from the 29th to the 31st October 2017.
Adel was joined by a number of other top local interpreters, pictured below:
From right to left, Ms Heba, Mr Samer, Mr Abu Mahmood, Adel, Mr Ezz & Mr Murad
Adel in the booth – IRF MENA Congress
One of the IRF sessions, Dubai World Trade Centre
Adel shared how he felt especially privileged to receive the honor of interpreting the closing ceremony.
IRF Mena Congress – the final day – Adel was honored to interpret the closing address
Adel in the booth for the closing address
The following articles skim briefly over a few details from this highly significant and information-packed event which hosted a staggering 200 speakers in 50 sessions.
Ahmed bin Saeed opens IRF MENA Regional Congress and Exhibition
Under the patronage of Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum inaugurated the first International Road Federation (IRF) Middle East and North Africa Regional Congress and Exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Hosted by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the event, held under the theme of ‘Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century’, features 200 speakers and 50 sessions. About 70 exhibitors are participating in the event.
The inaugural session was attended by His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Mohammad Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development; His Excellency Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel Chairman of the International Road Federation, and His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, along with a number of senior official and representatives of regional governments.
Delivering the keynote speech, the Chairman of the International Road Federation highlighted the role of IRF, which was established in 1948 to assist in rebuilding Europe’s road infrastructure following World War II. He also said that IRF has launched a number of programmes to assist engineers and technicians develop their knowledge and technical skills. He also said that more than 1,400 engineers from 118 countries were trained by the Federation. Al Mogbel further said that the number of autonomous cars will reach 15% of the total by 2030, which will require upgradation of the road infrastructure. The IRF, he said, can provide the technical knowledge required for supporting this change.
Anthony Foxx Former US Secretary of Transportation, who was the conference keynote speaker, praised Dubai’s infrastructure and its roads as well as its mobility solutions. He also threw light on five challenges that the mobility landscape faces – inter-city goods transportation, climate change, technology usage, the impact of technology, and governance for solving traffic problems.
Sheikh Ahmed honoured the sponsors of the events, as well as Anthony Foxx at the event.
Trade Arabia commenting on the first day of the Congress:
A total of 200 speakers from 50 countries are set to take part in the first Mena Congress and Exhibition of the International Road Federation (IRF) opening today (October 29) in Dubai, UAE.
Being held under the theme “Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century”, the event is considered one of the key road-specialist events, and will convene at the Dubai World Trade Center for the first time in the Mena region. The opening ceremony will witness the honouring of sponsors and the keynote speaker.
The Congress, which is hosted by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), will see the participation of specialists and experts from all over the globe sharing expertise in an array of discussion panels. More than 100 papers will be presented, and 200 speakers will deliver speeches.
Fifty sessions will be held to discuss a whole host of fields relating to innovations in smart cities, designs of road safety and smart transit systems, assets and pavement management, partnerships and finance, and issues relating to the environment and sustainability. At the sidelines of the Congress, an exhibition spanning more than three thousand square meters will be held where 70 exhibitors will take part.
“Staging this global event in Dubai is a global endorsement of the confidence reposed by international entities in the high profile of the UAE and its ability to host international events. It is also signals a recognition by the IRF of the massive efforts of the Dubai Government in nurturing the best infrastructure of roads network in the Emirate,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA.
“RTA is exploring the possibility of operating autonomous vehicles on pavements and crossing side roads guided by hi-tech dedicated light traffic signals. It seeks to implement this pioneering global experience for crossing side roads by autonomous vehicles through signalised crossings dedicated to these vehicles. An MoU will be signed during the Congress heralding the first experience of its kind worldwide in terms of using technology and customising the infrastructure to the crossing of roads by autonomous vehicles,” said Al Tayer.
“Over the past decade, the Dubai Government has spent about Dh90 billion ($24.5 billion) for upgrading the infrastructure of roads and transport network in the Emirate, including Dh60 billion for roads sector. Accordingly, the total length of roads network in the Emirate has soared from 8715 lane-kilometre in 2006 to 13594 lane-kilometre in 2016.
“During the same period, the number of lanes crossing the Dubai Creek has jumped from 19 to 48 recording 153% rise. Examples of vital roads network projects include the construction of the 13-lane Business Bay Crossing, replacing the old Al Garhoud Bridge by a 14-lane crossing, constructing the 6-lane Floating Bridge using military technology, and increasing the number of lanes of Al Maktoum Bridge to 11 lanes,” he added.
Abdullah Al Mogbel, chairman of the IRF, said, “For centuries, roads had been the world’s first “social network” providing essential human and economic development. At the International Road Federation, we have tried to capture the connections between roads and trade with a simple slogan “Better Roads. Better World.” The roads we are designing and building today are durable assets. They would serve an increasingly diversified range of uses and vehicles. Events such as these supported by multi-stakeholder platforms, like IRF are essential to achieve a cross-industry consensus around essential questions.”
“IRF and Dubai RTA share a common vision of roads and mobility at the service of a longer-term agenda of growth and sustainability. It is with this shared spirit that we have worked together to develop this program, and that we would continue to further our agenda of constructive engagement around mobility solutions for the 21st century,” added Al Mogbel. – TradeArabia News Service
Adel Alhaimi Develops and Presents Interpreting Course for Dubai Public Prosecution
DUBAI OCTOBER 2017: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was invited by Experts ME institute to develop and present a three-day Workshop attended by Prosecutors, Interpreters and Translators from Dubai’s Public Prosecution Department.
Adel presenting the course
The course covered areas such as interpretation theory and technique, the challenges of Court Interpreting (and the specific needs of the Public Prosecutors) , the responsibility for maintaining ongoing self development, remaining up to date with the latest technology among other topics. It included role plays, simulations and practical exercises. Self and Peer Assessment were geared towards stimulating self development.
As usual, Adel went out of his way to make the course interesting and stimulating
One of Adel’s trademarks is flexibility and he adapts his courses to suit not only the level of the delegates (who in this instance operate at the highest levels in society) but also to cater for their specific needs.
The whole team of delegates
The Presentation of Course Certificates
Adel Alhaimi with his Certificate as Trainer
Adel Alhaimi Course Facilitator Certificate of Appreciation
Adel Alhaimi with the Head of the Public Prosecution Department and Course Delegates
The course was a huge success and enjoyed by all. A special thanks goes to Experts ME Institute, who invited Adel to develop and conduct the course.
For any inquiries about Interpreting Courses and Facilitation, please feel free to contact the Institute or inquire from Adel in connection with Simultaneous / Consecutive Interpretation.
Adel Alhaimi Interprets for Abu Dhabi Excellence Award Assessors
OCTOBER 2017: Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi was invited to assist in the communication process as assessors from a number of international locations converged on Abu Dhabi to deliberate on the government’s 2017 Excellence Awards.
Abu Dhabi Awards for Excellence in Government Performance
Adel getting set for the Simultaneous Interpreting sessions
In the Interpreter Booth
Invitations to participate in the 2017 awards were launched at the beginning of the year with an extensive campaign which began in March.
This particular session revolved around the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, which has won several prestigious government awards during the past few years.
Adel Alhaimi interprets at Pitch@Palace UAE – Emirates Palace
OCTOBER 4 2017, ABU DHABI: Adel Alhaimi, in partnership with Near East Translation, had the recent privilege of interpreting at a session of one of the most prestigious entrepreneurship drives in the world, Pitch@Palace, featuring the nation’s leaders and Britain’s Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.
Adel Alhaimi Interpreting at Pitch@Palace – UAE
The Emirates Palace Conference Hall – getting ready
Pitch at Palace – Emirates Palace… the tension building up
The event was organized by Khalifa Fund and took place at Abu Dhabi’s magnificent Emirate’s Palace. His Excellency Hussain Al Nowais, Chairman of the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development was one of the dignitaries at the event.
Hamed bin Zayed, Duke of York inaugurate Pitch@Palace UAE
ABU DHABI, 4th October, 2017 (WAM) — Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, and His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, on Wednesday attended the inaugural Pitch@PalaceUAE competition final at the Emirates Palace.
Twelve of the best and brightest entrepreneurs from across the UAE pitched their innovative ideas in front of an audience of more than 600 CEOs, influencers, mentors and business partners.
The winners of Pitch@PalaceUAE were Mansoor Al Kaabi, the owner of Dwak, and Faraj Alfaraj, the owner of Brailleye. The duo will be flown to London to represent the UAE at the global final of Pitch@Palace on 6th December, 2017.
Earlier this week the 12 contestants were put through a two-day boot camp designed to hone their skills.
Prince Andrew said that the concept “adds value to entrepreneurs by finding and developing mentors for innovative businesses”.
“I am a keen and regular visitor to the region and I have been keen to bring Pitch at the Palace to the Middle East, as I see synergies in our attitudes towards innovative businesses, especially with the young demographic of the region,” he said.
Prince Andrew said that those not selected for the finals, had the chance to find success.
“Do not be under any illusion that you are under our organisation now, that is not the point who gets selected to go to London, the point is we are here to support you,” he said.
“All of the projects I have seen definitely have got something that will make them a successful business; the challenges are actually whether they will survive and that they get the right business process engineering advice.”
Adel Alhaimi joins top Interpreters assisting in UAE Education Initiative – Ajman
SEPTEMBER 2017: Adel Alhaimi was among a team of top UAE interpreters facilitating communication between local educators and specialist international trainers at Ajman Teacher Training Center. Adel was invited to participate by Al Shahba Translation.
UAE Education Workshop – in collaboration with Institute of Positive Education
This formed part of an initiative by the UAE Ministry of Education to enhance education in the region and introduce new teaching methodology to local educators.
The September courses culminated in a workshop on Positive Education which brings focus to bear on the well-being of both students and educators.
These latest workshops were run by the Institute of Positive Education, a team of Australian experts, who were invited to share with us from their vast range of know-how and experience.
Some of the Institute’s top trainers presiding here included:
Justin Robinson M. Ed MACE (Director of the Institute)
Jennifer Hanson-Peterson MA
Steve Andrew (Mathematician, Deputy Principal)
Jessica Taylor B. Ed
Adel especially appreciated being present in the presentation by the Institute’s Director, Justin Robinson whose noteworthy talk on the talents of the individual made an impression on him.
Justin Robinson, Director of the Institute of Positive Education
Justin pointed out how important it is to use our talents and sharpen our skills through effort and practice: howit takes effort to turn talents to skills… and that it, in turn, takes effort to turn skills into achievements!
Adel Interpreting for Jessica Taylor – Institute of Positive Education
Adel and Jessica Taylor
Adel Interpreting – Ajman, 19 September 2017
Supporters of the Education Initiative included top UAE Dignitaries!
The Minister of Education himself, His Excellence Hussain Al Hammadi, visited the workshops
Adel expressed his appreciation for the outstanding work being done by the Ministry of Education and for the opportunity to work alongside some of the top trainers in Education internationally – as well as some of UAE’s top Interpreters. A special word of thanks goes to Mr Ahmed Al Hilal of Al Shahba Translation who invited him to participate.
Adel Alhaimi and Ahmed Al Hilal collaborate in Ministry’s drive to enhance UAE Education!
The UAE Ministry of Education has been running a series of workshops and training courses in a bid to enhance education in the region – and, more specifically, to introduce new methodology for facilitating Early Childhood Development.
Adel had the privilege of being invited, by Al Shahba Translation, to assist in the communication process by interpreting for international trainers specially invited to run workshops for local educators.
Sharjah TV provided coverage of the Ministry’s endeavors and showed up at the Ajman Teacher Training Centre to interview trainers and educators. We share a clip of some of the interviews:
The TV crew also interviewed Red Sea’s Adel Alhaimi and Al Shahba Translation’s Ahmed Al Hilal, who discussed their role in facilitating communication at the event.
Mr Ahmed Al Hilal (http://firstname.lastname@example.org) is General Manager of the well-known Al Shahba Translation Company in Dubai and Abu Dhabi – and Adel appreciates the invitation to collaborate in this vital drive to propel the nation’s education to greater heights.