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National Media Council Holds Board Meeting, Discusses Preparations for Expo 2017 Astana

  • National Media Council Holds Board Meeting, Discusses  Preparations for Expo 2017 Astana

National Media Council Holds Board Meeting, Discusses Preparations for Expo 2017 Astana

The National Media Council's (NMC) Board of Directors held a meeting to talk about ongoing preparations for the UAE's upcoming involvement at Exposition 2017 Astana, which starts on 10 June 2017 under the theme 'Future Energy'.

Members of the Board explored the strategies that have actually been implemented to enhance the UAE's leading international position and connect the nation's success through its pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana, which is managed and handled by NMC.

The meeting was headed by His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of NMC's Board of Directors. Members present included: H.E. Nora Mohammed Al Kaabi, H.E. Dr Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, H.E Mona Al Marri, H.E. Ahmed Al Jarmin, H.E. Dr Amina Al Rostamani and Mrs. Moza Ali Al Hameli. Additionally existing at the meeting was H.E. Mansour Al Mansouri, Director General of the National Media Council.

During the meeting, the Board reviewed the NMC's prepare for monitoring the construction of the UAE Structure at Expo 2020 Dubai, and explored methods to create innovative web content that reflects the UAE's advancements throughout multiple areas, and in accordance with the country's national vision.

On another note, the conference went over the current developments and prep works for the events that will certainly be carried out to note the 'Year of Giving’, and to underline the media sector's critical function in sustaining nationwide initiatives. This includes such key campaigns as the ‘Giving’ smart application, overseen by the Abu Dhabi Media Company; the ‘Creativity and Innovation Competition for Giving’, organised by twofour54; 'Influencers for Good', monitored by the Dubai Press Club; and the ‘Knights for Good’ initiative; in addition to the ‘Journalists for Good’ effort, which aims to consolidate media efforts throughout all outlets to enhance the industry's impact in the nation.

Furthermore, in March 2017, the NMC arranged the ‘Walk to Give' effort which saw the participation of more than 2000 individuals and intended to rally the media sector in support of the 'Year of Giving’ while highlighting the sector's supporting role in advertising charity and volunteer job.

Commenting on the meeting, H.E. Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber stated: "The UAE has a leading international position and has actually registered major success throughout several fronts, creating strong partnerships in the process. This in line with the UAE leadership's future-focused expectation, while the nation's involvement in Expo 2017 Astana declares its central duty in paving the way to a better future for the whole world."

" The UAE has always gone to the forefront of innovation in future power," Al Jaber included. "This crucial global expo is a chance to showcase the country's success in tactical sectors, especially in the area of energy and water safety and security and accomplishing lasting growth in order to build a better world for tomorrow's generations."

Al Jaber concluded: "As part of the NMC's essential role and obligation to communicate the UAE's successes to the world, we seek to change our pavilion right into a platform that showcases our nation's financial investments in the future - investments that profit the UAE and rest of the world."

The meeting took place to cover a number of various other topics consisting of the NMC's recent accomplishments, operational obligations and the most up to date growths to upgrade the Emirates Information Company (WAM), along with a series of subjects concerning the more comprehensive media sector.