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Middle East Event Industry Gather at MEES

At a new venue for 2017, MEES provides visitors unparalleled access to the regions leading event and exhibition organisers and suppliers alongside top tier panels and content sessions

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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The 2017 edition of the Middle East Event & Exhibition Show (MEES), organised by Informa, is the region’s leading showcase for the live event industry, is kicking off today (17 May) at Festival Arena. The show promises to deliver a wide range of activities for its visitors as Informa have put together one of the most integrated editions to date, which includes free to attend seminars on some of the industry’s most critical topics.

Under the name MEES Talks, powered by industry giant N200 | GES, the content seminar will act as a platform to share the most innovative ideas, know-how and inspiration with different stakeholders of the event and exhibition supply chain. Local, regional and international experts will present their experiences and knowledge to spark interaction and ignite connections with both attendees and speakers.

Two panel discussions are also taking place. Attracting and retaining creative personal, hosted by Kingston Stanley, is happening this evening, with tomorrows panel focusing on the evolution of venues in the Middle East driven by representatives from the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre and the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Other key features include the Innovation Hub, a dedicated area where the latest products, software and integrated service solutions will be showcased. The Innovation Hub provides visitors with a deep insight on how new technologies can maximise exposure, visitor experience and ROI of their events along with live robotics and demonstrations.

The Events and Exhibition industry thrives on connections and networking, to ensure MEES is hive of interactions, Informa have worked with partners to create several areas to facilitate it. Central to the floor plan, the MEES Connect Café brought to you by Maestra, provides attendees a space to network with like-minded professionals in an exclusive onsite café which offers a relaxed setting to meet and share ideas. Alongside the Working Lounge, supported by Wicked – there is a dedicated area designed to facilitate onsite deal-making and meetings, as well as a comfortable working environment for attendees.

Entrance is to the exhibition is free and available on the door.

The show timings are: Wednesday, 17th May 2017: 10am - 8pm and Thursday, 18th May 2017: 10am - 5pm, taking place at the Festival Arena in Festival City.

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