meetme magazine and our online portal meetmiddleeast.com has become the reference for the region’s community of meeting and event planners since it was established in 1997. Our specialist media are also essential for international planners seeking information on the best organisers, venues and infrastructure to host their events – as well as to keep their finger on the pulse of the latest news, views and case studies from key business events taking place across the GCC.
Our meetings portfolio includes annual guides for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia supported by destination NTOs, while we also produce the event planner’s resource sourceme (produced as an annual directory) and sourcemiddleeast.com.
The UAE in particular is one of the fastest growing destinations worldwide for domestic, intra-regional and international meetings thanks to its geographical location and status as a thriving business hub and incubator of sector specific economies that include IT, banking, insurance, education, transport, medical, healthcare, automotive and of course energy with traditional approaches (oil and gas) as well as renewable and clean energies exemplified by projects such as Masdar City in Abu Dhabi.
GCC countries are often admired for their status as a melting pot for global business, as well as a haven of safety and security in an otherwise turbulent region. New infrastructure, venues, attractions and events are added at a breakneck pace while business hubs and knowledge economies are created in tandem ahead of Expo2020 in Dubai which will provide the ultimate showcase for all that the region offers, has achieved and aspires towards.
The role of meetme and our portfolio is to highlight the wider business events opportunities within the region, as well as to educate our audiences on the possibilities that lie beyond the region as the GCC becomes home to a large number of multinationals that look beyond the Gulf for their international meeting requirements.