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Middle East Meetings: New Trends and New Technology

Like many new markets, the Middle East and North Africa has its own dynamics with events, meetings, and conferences. The culture is all about personal relationships, so face-to-face is always important for business. Exhibition Director Middle East of IBTM Arabia, Danielle Curtis, shares insights on future trends and technology. From the Event…

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London Tops EMEA Destination Rankings

Despite Brexit uncertainties, London has topped Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s rankings for European, Middle East and African corporate meetings and events next year, based on CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report. The top ten list has four new or returning entries: Vienna, Stockholm, Hamburg and Frankfurt. From Meetpie.com…

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Middle East Growth in Both ICCA’s Rankings and Membership

According to International Congress and Convention Association statistics, the Middle East has been the fastest growing region for hosting international association meetings, even starting from a low base. ICCA has pointed to an eighty percent growth in the engagement of its own Middle East membership as proof. From Association Meetings International…

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Three Airlines’ Solutions to the US Large Electronic Devices Ban

With the ban on bringing larger electronic devices into passenger cabins coming into force on flights to the US from ten airports – the UK has similar restrictions on routes inbound from six countries – how have Middle East carriers mitigated the inconvenience to their customers? Details on the Emirates, Etihad and Turkish Airlines approaches. From Meetings & Conventions…

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US Bars Large Electronics in Cabins on Flights from 10 Airports

The US is banning large electronics from passenger cabins on flights from ten specified Middle East and North African airports. After “evaluated intelligence” on terrorist threats, devices bigger than a mobile phone have will to be checked into hold luggage on services from these destinations. Around 50 flights a day into the US will be affected. From Meetings & Conventions…

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The Exhibition Industry in the Middle East & Africa 2011-2012 ...

A UFI Report researched and compiled by the UFI Middle East & Africa Regional office. Executive summary here… The Exhibition Industry in the Middle East & Africa 2011-2012 (2013) – Executive Summary Order form here… The Exhibition Industry in the Middle East & Africa 2011-2012 (2013) – Order Form

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