Partner Events is pleased to partner with several organizations throughout the region to cross-promote events we believe that it could be of interest to our members. If you are en event organizer, kindly feel free to tell us about your next event.

Partner events are listed in chronological order below:

Future Cities Shows, 9 -11 April, 2018 – Dubai World Trade Centre.

The second edition of the Future Cities Show is set to take place from the 9th to the 11th of April 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The show will highlight the latest and the most innovative technologies, which are set to change the Future

This show is based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which were set by the United Nations and was adopted by 193 countries in September 2015. The show also incorporates the 10X Dubai directives, which were set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. This is a radical program that seeks to establish “X Labs” in every government entity and position Dubai 10 years ahead of the rest of the world.

The Future Cities Show is going to be a great platform for local and international institutions from various industries to showcase their latest technologies which are going to redefine the way we live. The show will focus on three pillars which are Sustainability, Innovation, and Happiness.

FCS 2018 aims to bring together environmentalists, sustainability leaders, innovators, solution providers, healthcare practitioners, security vendors, energy consultants, manufacturers, bankers, builders, urban developers, architectures, investors, mayors, mobility players and students under one roof to interact, discuss and showcase solutions for a smart sustainable future.

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UNLOCK Blockchain forum, 14-15 January, 2018 – Dubai, UAE

UNLOCK Blockchain forum is the first regional MENA Asia forum on Blockchain to be held in Dubai between January 14th -15th sponsored by Smart Dubai and in collaboration with the UAE Bank Federation.



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GCC Blockchain Conference Dubai 2017 – 22-23 November, 2017 – Dubai, UAE

In line with Dubai goal towards making it the first blockchain-powered government in the world by 2020, various service areas in Public and private organizations can receive help from blockchain technologies. Blockchain and distributed ledger technology has potential to make ledgers more transparent, trustworthy, and efficient which can revolutionize various business sectors.

Several organizations are looking for alternative applications of blockchain. Applying the blockchain within organization can be tricky, it is yet unclear what is the impact of blockchain on organization, what the blockchain will truly resolve, and some question whether this technology is “looking for a solution.”

We offer you a unique opportunity to go beyond the buzz and experience the potential and the effects of implementing blockchain technology in various commercial contexts

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Supply Chain & Logistics Innovation Summit 2017 Asia Pacific – 16th-17th, Nov 2017, Singapore.

As one of the series event of SCM & Logistics Forum, SCAP2017 this edition will combine the Supply Chain Stream and Logistics Innovation Stream to address the key topics across Supply Chain Trends and Innovation, Supply Chain and Logistics Ecosystem, Supply Chain Finance, S&OP, S2B, Smart Logistics, Transformation, Supply Chain Visibility, Innovative Supply Chain Technologies, e-Commerce etc. during the two days conference, 11 different sessions. What is more, The Annually Supply Chain Innovation Summit is always recognized as the highest level and success event with the resounding success of the series Supply Chain Management and Logistics events, which will bring together more than 50 prominent speakers, 500+ high-level attendees and 40 Supply Chain& Logistics medias will be showcased at the venue.

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PV Guangzhou 2017, 16th-18th of August , 2017 – China Import and Export Fair Complex

How PV Guangzhou 2016?

In conformity to the development trend of China’s PV industry, PV Guangzhou 2016 emphasized on distributed PV system and related modules. It attracted the attendance of more than 200 manufacturers, suppliers, and one-stop contractors, such as SAJ, Yingli, Growatt, INVT, EAST, Lsource Technology, Afore, CSG, I-Panda, NPP, Techfine, Yujing, Allgrand Battery, Singfo Solar, BLTY, etc. In just 3 days, more than 30,000 professional visitors (Person-times) from over 109 countries and regions, including USA, Canada, Peru, UK, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Australia, Congo, Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, etc, set foot in the exhibition hall.

Exhibition Scope

  1. Photovoltaic production equipment: Silicon rod silicon block silicon ingot production equipment, Silicon wafer production equipment, Battery production equipment, Solar panels/modules production equipment, Film version of the battery production equipment
  2. Production technology and research equipment: Photovoltaic cells, Related PV components, PV raw material, PV project and system.
  3. Solar products.

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The 1st Resilience& Middle East Business Transformation Conference, 15th of December 2016 – Kuwait

Resilience&, as a recognized transformation specialist, is organizing its First Middle East Business Transformation Conference, on 15th of December 2016, choosing Kuwait as the regional capital of Business Transformation 2016.

This exceptional, first-of its kind executives gathering on Business Transformation in the Middle East represents a well-rounded platform of knowledge and experience, where the regional transformation leaders discuss various transformation best practices and inspiring models, with the shared goal to empower the organizations and communities. Across four main themes, the conference covers different aspects of HR Transformation, Digital Transformation, PMO Transformation and Business Process Transformation.

With 100+ participants from 10+ industries, the Conference represents a unique opportunity for networking with strategic organizations and getting inspired by the successful transformation cases, gaining consolidated experience in transformation through coaching sessions and inspiring executives’ roundtables. One of the highlights of the Conference are the Transformation Awards, where nominated organizations are assessed based on the Global Transformation Index.

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The Performance Improvement and KPIs Conference, 17th & 20th October 2016 – Dubai, UAE


Recent pressing financial matters have made it mandatory for companies throughout the GCC to search for solutions, in the form of integrated performance management systems, that can sustain a healthy business development, ensuring increased quality and high productivity levels.

The Performance Improvement and KPIs Conference is the first event in the Middle East to focus exclusively on Managing Performance in 3 separate industries: in Government, in Healthcare and in Performance Excellence.

Join the exclusive Performance Improvement and KPIs Conference this October, in luxurious Dubai, to find the professional solutions for productivity, quality and innovation performance.

Hot Topics for Performance Specialists

Bringing together some of the most prominent performance management professionals, from the GCC and worldwide, the hot topics for performance professionals include:

  • Boosting effectiveness and building a performance culture that enables strategy implementation
  • Using software simulators to access working business models
  • Nurturing organizational success with performance excellence frameworks
  • Key Performance Indicators as support systems for continuous growth and improvement
  • Developing Performance Management Systems: practical workshops on building performance cultures, working with KPIs and architecting

Organized by: The KPI Institute

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National Treasure 2016, 27 & 28 September, 2016 – Dubai, UAE


National Treasure 2016 is the year’s most anticipated gathering of the most influential and visionary leaders shaping the future of UAE.

The event will be hosted from 27-28 September 2016 in Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, bringing together region’s most pragmatic leaders and visionaries to share their tried and tested insights into making dreams a reality.

The National Treasure Initiative – A truly remarkable experience to connect your imagination by exploring how these speakers made every day count. We want to inspire the youth and build longlasting legacy of leaders and ideas.


The goal of National Treasure Initiative is to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution. We have assembled region’s most pragmatic leaders and visionaries to share their tried and tested insights into making dreams a reality.

What makes this event remarkable? 

Helping youths get a grip of the world that await them, through pioneering insights on how to lead successful lives in the field of education, arts, science, innovation, business..

Our Goal is to make them future leaders.


Inviting all Universities, SMEs, Start Ups, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Investment advisors, Policy makers, Government, CXO’s, Social Enterprises and anyone looking for road tested insights into making your ideas a reality…

Organized by: Knowledge Expansion

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MOBILE ENTERPRISE WORKSHOPS, 22nd & 23rd February 2016 – Dubai, UAE

mid-east-info-300x200MOBILE ENTERPRISE WORKSHOPS bring together regional and international IT experts to focus intensely on YOUR enterprise mobility needs and desires, as the increasingly mobile regional workforce exploits the new technology.

Inevitably, there are issues. Inevitably, mistakes will be made.

But how best to meet the challenges, keep errors and expense to a minimum and set up the best bodyguard systems available to protect your lifeblood – your data?

The Dubai 2016 MOBILE ENTERPRISE WORKSHOPS will be delivered by leading international experts – specialists who regularly prepare businesses for success through dynamic and practical recommendations on how to effectively harness The Mobile Environment.

Organized by: TMC

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Leaders in Design MENA, 15th & 16th November 2015 – Dubai, UAE

300x100Leaders in Design MENA is key meeting place for interior design professionals from the region to discuss the latest global markets trends in the industry as well as learn and source 360° solutions for their diverse portfolios of projects. For years Leaders in Design MENA has encouraged business connections between international suppliers and interior designers providing a unique opportunity to explore the needs of the projects and get inspired by leaders, luminaries, and legends from within and outside interior design industry and explore the potential that the region can offer.

Organized by: International Business Council

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Leaders in HORECA MENA, 8th & 9th June 2015 – Dubai, UAE

lihorecabanner-300x250Leaders in HORECA MENA is the only event in the region that is dedicated to exploring the growing opportunities in the regional HORECA & Food Serving industry. Gathering over 300 industry business leaders , C-level hospitality & food serving professionals, restaurateurs, café, bakery, club owners, government authorities as well as investors from across the region, the summit is committed to inspiring growth and explore the potential that the region can offer. Leaders in HORECA Summit is a part of Hospitality Week MENA and running alongside the 4th Global Leaders in Hospitality MENA Summit.

Organized by: International Business Council

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Leaders in Hospitality MENA, 8th & 9th June 2015 – Dubai, UAE

lih-mena-banner-300x2504th Global edition of the Leaders in Hospitality MENA Summit is dedicated to exploring the growing opportunities in the regional hospitality industry as well as developing, celebrating and connecting senior level hospitality professionals, government officials & authorities, developers, investors and product and service companies. Gathering over 300 industry C-level professionals & government authorities from across the region, the summit provides a unique opportunity to learn from and get inspired by leaders, luminaries, and legends from within and outside hospitality community and explore the potential that the region can offer. Leaders in Hospitality MENA Summit is a part of Hospitality Week MENA and running alongside Leaders in HORECA MENA Summit.

Organized by: International Business Council

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Strategic Finance For Decision Makers, 1st & 2nd February 2015 – Dubai, UAE


stfidThe aim of this event is to enhance decision makers’ ability to make critical strategic decisions that have a great effect over time, based on financial awareness and interpretation of the present financial situation.

This seminar is specifically designed for managers who may or may not have an accounting or finance background who see their future management role as requiring greater understanding of financial concepts to assist them in making sound management decisions.

Organized by: International Business Council

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