ISES Launches in Dubai


The recently voted Board of Directors for the International Special Events Society (ISES) Middle East Chapter announced that formalities were complete with governmental departments and new members were being invited to sign-up.

The International Special Events Society (ISES) is comprised of over 7, 200 professionals in over 40 countries and is dedicated to the education, advancement and promotion of the events and related industries. Members range from event planners and producers through to exhibition organisers, music and festival promoters, production houses, venues, suppliers, educators, government bodies and marketing and media agencies.

Adrian Bell, President of the Middle East Chapter remarked, “It’s been a long time coming but we’re finally through all the formalities. We’ve been keen from the start to properly incorporate a business group and this can take time. A properly registered business group gives members assurance that the Middle East Chapter is run transparently, professionally and recognised by the government as an official body representing the event industry.

ISES Middle East Deputy President, Katie Veira stated “With the growth of the Middle East Event Industry and recent economic conditions, now more so than ever, there is a need for an industry collaboration to share information and synergise resources throughout the region. I’m personally really excited about this initiative and relish the challenges ahead”.

Sam Katiela, ISES Middle East VP of Programs added “The excitement is building already as we’re getting lots of support and interest from the industry. In fact, we can confirm that Jumeirah Group have already jumped on board as our official Venue and Hospitality Partner and SourceME are our official media partner too.

As the ISES Middle East Chapter develops, networking opportunities and resources will prove vital to personal growth and company expansion. ISES Middle East aims to provide an effective platform through a series of social networking events, communication forums and inspirational educational programmes.
ISES Middle East is being developed by the industry for the industry and is planning a series of initial sessions where members will be invited to offer their suggestions for specific events and networking opportunities they would like to see developed, and topics they would like to learn more about.


About ISES Middle East

The Middle East Chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES) is the region's primary association for the event industry.

It is the place for industry professionals that are passionate about networking, knowledge and event inspiration and dedicated to delivering creative excellence and professionalism in special events. ISES provides an inspiring platform for the best practitioners in the creative industry to connect.

ISES, originally founded in the USA in 1987, is an international association comprised of over 7,200 professionals in over 40 countries representing special event planners and producers, exhibition organizers, music and festival promoters, production houses, venues, suppliers, to educators, government bodies and various many more professional disciplines. The Mission of ISES is to educate, advance and promote the special events industry and its network of professionals along with related industries.


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