Dear IAPCO members,

On behalf of Dubai Tourism it gives me great pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to Dubai for the IAPCO Annual Meeting & General Assembly in 2017. We are proud that Dubai has been chosen as your next host city which reinforces the existing strong partnership between Dubai and IAPCO.

Dubai has established a strong international reputation as a vibrant and diverse destination with a quality hospitality offering, first-class infrastructure and a range of headline grabbing attractions. In a single day, you can experience everything from awe-inspiring sand dunes to lush green parks; from indoor skiing to sandy beaches; and from historic souks to ultra-modern shopping malls.

These contrasts give Dubai its unique flavor and personality, a melting pot of local traditions with an international lifestyle. Dubai is perfectly located between East and West – with one-third of the world’s population living within a four-hour flight, and two-thirds, within an eight hour flight. In addition, Dubai’s diverse population comprises over 200 nationalities making it a dynamic city built on innovation and infused with opportunities.

Dubai aspires to become the world’s most visited city and hosting the IAPCO Annual Meeting & General Assembly 2017 will contribute significantly towards strengthening the growth of Dubai and the UAE.

I look forward to welcoming you to Dubai.

Yours faithfully,

helal1 Helal S. K. Al Marri
Director General
Dubai Tourism

Dear IAPCO colleagues,

With the Middle East region playing an increasingly prominent role in our industry’s future, I really encourage every one of you to experience Dubai and attend our 2017 General Assembly & Annual Meeting.

The Meeting promises to be a wonderful mix of learning from thought leaders, tapping into what really matters in our world and accessing the unique knowledge we share amongst our membership – all of it focused on the very apt theme of how we lead the future and create opportunities.

Knowing that socialising is as important as time in meeting rooms, Medhat and his team are also planning memorable occasions to showcase both the history and the modern face of the Emirate.

Please do mark the dates in your calendar.  Registration is open now!

See you in Dubai

jan-tonkin Jan Tonkin
IAPCO President

Dear friends and colleagues,

On behalf of Team Dubai, we look forward to hosting you all at The IAPCO 2017 GA & AM, “Leading The Future, Creating Opportunities.” We, have worked closely with the IAPCO council, secretariat and partners, to design a program that promises to be a rewarding educational and networking experience, built around the famous Arabian Hospitality, that our region is accustomed to and proudly known for.

We would like to express our appreciation to all those that have contributed in the design and planning of the program, and hope that you will enjoy your Dubai experience and that your interaction with your colleagues from many different countries will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and will be personally rewarding.

See you soon in Dubai!

medhat1 Medhat Nassar
Meeting Minds – Experts (Host IAPCO 2017)
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  • 30 June 2016
    Registration opens
  • 30 June 2016
    Hotel Booking opens
  • 30 October 2016
    Preliminary program
  • 10 January 2017
    Early registration deadline
  • 15 January 2017
    Hotel Booking Deadline
  • 16-19 February 2017
    IAPCO AM and GM