Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The UAE, had announced 2016 as the “UAE Reading Year” and declared 2017 as the “Year of Giving” as part of its quest for a sustained development that is based on innovation and knowledge. Such initiatives are also intended to trigger a behavioral change in all segments of UAE community.

The IAPCO legacy has traditionally been measured by the generous donations made members to the less fortunate, and has greatly made a lasting impact on their lives and that of the host country.

In our quest to make a difference and a lasting legacy for IAPCO in the UAE – one where the principles of giving are deeply implanted in the hearts of many more generations to come – we would like you to bring a book with you to Dubai.

A book that has basically inspired you, if possible in English. A business, meetings industry related or personal development book that you believe has had a positive impact on shaping your thinking, influenced your business and helped you be more successful (for example: Maureen Gaffney’s Flourishing; Jim Collins’s Good to Great; Tony Rogers’s Conferences and Conventions.)

Books will be donated to the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), with a focus on connecting with their Event Management diploma students. We are hoping this will be the start of an IAPCO collaboration with the EAHM to drive and engage more UAE Nationals within the world of meeting and event management.

“Giving” is a value we all cherish, and need not be limited to monetary donations, whilst “Reading” is the basic skill for creating a new generation of intellectuals, entrepreneurs and innovators, that is aware of the global changes and capable of innovating in all fields.

All of us have the capability and capacity to make a real difference in the lives of those around us, to feel fulfilled through ‘giving’ and make a lasting legacy for IAPCO in the UAE.

We will tell you more in Dubai, and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

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