Title: Regional Director for Middle East
Date / Time: 21.02.2018 / 14:45 – 15:45
Hall: Speakers’ Corner
Topic: Association Meeting
Over 20 years’ experience in the meetings, association and leisure industry. He has held wide spectrum of positions in the meetings industry. Such as CEO of Convention Bureau of Sri Lanka, Vice President of Kuoni. The next career move was working for Congress Solutions International, the Professional Congress Organizer (PCO) arm of Emirates Group, eventually holding responsibility for wide ranging business development, sales and operations functions for some of the largest international meetings held in the UAE, including World Diabetes Congress, UITP, and World Economic Forum. He has been involved in winning many Congress bids for Dubai, UAE and the Region. Academically he holds a European Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration (UK). Working with the global association fraternity for more than a decade and has in depth knowledge on global association segment development. Currently he is the Regional Director Middle East for International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) headquartered in Netherlands and in this role the focus is to develop the regional meetings strategy. Ambassador of Dubai Association Centre.
A passionate strategist. Being creative and adaptable to the constantly changing environment are his key strengths. Always aims at professionalism and focuses on achieving the organizational objectives and financial goals.
ICCA -the International Congress and Convention Association- is the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry.
ICCA represents the main specialists in organizing, transporting, and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises over 1,000 member companies and organisations in over 100 countries worldwide. ICCA specializes in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivalled data, communication channels, and business development opportunities.