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Middle East Central The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference proves a tired old cliché wrong. BY KEVIN WOO OIL AND WATER USUALLY DON’T MIX, BUT THAT WASN’T THE CASE for the organizers of the recent Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC). Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s largest emirate, is a T-shaped island city that sits a quarter-mile off the mainland. Oil and gas production drives the local economy, and Abu Dhabi holds nearly 10 percent of the world’s oil reserves and 5 percent of the world’s natural gas. To diversify and grow the city’s 52 economic base, government officials have made huge investments in transportation, real estate and tourism. As a result, Abu Dhabi has emerged as a top meeting destination. Billions have been invested in high-end hotels, world-class resorts, modern convention facilities and transportation—all with an eye to increase tourism. Add a few unique experiences (camel rides and desert safaris), and it’s easy to understand why Abu Dhabi is drawing groups. one+ 01.11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + January 2011

One + January 2011
Energy of Many
The Future is Sharing
Strategic View
Fans, Dry Ice and a $600 Extension Cord
Top Spots
Job Resolution
The Laws of Attraction
How Bazaar
What’s Cooking in 2011
Another World at Our Feet
Middle East Central
More Than Amusement
The Future Looks Brilliant
How to Develop a Virtual Event
Tales of Adventure for the Newly Independent Planner
Idea Man
Your Community
Making a Diffrence
Until We Meet Again

One + January 2011