Record attendance and international participation at Beautyworld ME announced

A record number of visitors experienced the largest and most successful edition of the region’s largest international trade fair for the beauty and wellness industry at Beautyworld Middle East 2023. Organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East have revealed the highest number of attendance and participation numbers for this year's Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) event which took place between 30th October – 1st November 2023.Held across 15 halls, with awards, competitions, conference insights and the ultimate opportunity for local and international suppliers, brands, businesses and beauty professionals to network and explore, Beautyworld Middle East 2023, has again cemented its position as the region’s biggest, and globally significant industry trade show by increasing visitor numbers by over 23% on the previous year, welcoming over 65,000 people over the three day event.The growth in international participation from both visitors and exhibitors highlights the GCC region as a significant growth driver in the global beauty and wellbeing industry with the MEA’s beauty and personal care market projected to reach $47 billion by McKinsey & Company by 2027, the region is attracting interest from key industry players around the world“Again, Beautyworld Middle East has proven itself as the industry's chosen chosen platform for connection, inspiration and global trade opportunities” said Flyn Roberts, Portfolio Director at Messe Frankfurt Middle East, organisers of Beautyworld Middle East 2023 “ Visitor numbers this year have surpassed even our own projections, and it is especially encouraging to witness the growth in international participation, with a 33% increase in attendees from the Asia Pacific region and 28% from both the Americas and the GCC. A combination of quality, insight, opportunities and a global interest in the Middle East as a key industry driver for products, services and innovation motivates us towards delivering bigger and better shows in future editions of Beautyworld Middle East” continued Roberts.International participation across all show sectors has proven fruitful for those exhibiting from across the world, with those keen to enter the regional market as a key driver .Riding the wave of interest in Korean beauty, 37 companies participated through the Gyeonggi Province Economic and Science Promotion Agency and enjoyed 597 consultations (USD 13.72 million) and 523 contract promotions (worth USD 9.293 million).Tamara Bakir, CEO and Co-founder of US based Manifest Cosmetics chose Beautyworld Middle East for the company’s regional launch - she says “ The show has been an incredible experience for Manifest Beauty, the opportunity to introduce our products to the local market, receive feedback and research from peers and professionals from around the world has been amazing”Pakistan based Soneri Care exhibited alongside 35 other companies from the country. Marketing Manager Bisma Khan said “Meeting our clients from many different countries at Beautyworld Middle East and introductions to new markets are the highlight for us, and presents great business opportunities - we hope to participate again for years to come”Beautyworld Middle East included pavilions from Pakistan, China, Italy, Japan, Korea, Turkiye, the United Kingdom, the United States and others countries that showcased fragrances, cosmetics and skincare, beauty tech, personal care and hygiene, hair, nail and packaging products and services.Show highlights included the return of the Next in Beauty Conference with a keynote by Emirati skincare entrepreneur Salama Mohamed, the Front Row by Nazih Group stage saw engaging and entertaining demonstrations from global educators and artists across hair, skincare, nails and beyond, alongside the Nail It! competition. A chance to celebrate the top people and products of the beauty and wellness industry was held at the Beautyworld Middle East Awards, held on day two of the exhibition in a gala event, having received over 500 nominations across 16 categories for 2023, seeing Ali Asgar Fakhruddin, CEO of Sterling Perfume Industries recognised for his lifetime achievement across his 40 year career in the regional fragrance industry.The opportunity to become the ‘Signature Scent’ of the 2024 show saw 15 international fragrance houses take part in the annual competition where visitor votes were counted to crown Jean-François Thizon, Perfumer at Parfex the winner with his unique ‘Golden Light’ selected as the official scent for Beautyworld Middle East.Beautyworld Middle East attendees are promised an unparalleled opportunity to expand professional networks, discover new products and unlock the tremendous business potential in one of the world’s key trade hubs. The 28th edition will be held at DWTC from October 28th to 30th, 2024.

World of Coffee Dubai 2024 to shape a more sustainable future for the industry

The World of Coffee Dubai 2024 is set to boost the sustainability of the coffee industry, promote eco-friendly and responsible agricultural practices, and ensure the continuity of the coffee supply chain by merging the collaborative efforts of traders, farmers, manufacturers, and consumers. The exhibition, which is known to draw thousands of professionals, will bring together a diverse community of coffee enthusiasts, experts, and industry leaders from across the globe, attributing to its status as one of the largest and most important international exhibitions focusing on the coffee industry. The global event, organised by DXB Live, the integrated event management and experiential agency of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), will be held from January 21 to 23, 2024, during which it will highlight the sustainable coffee movement.The third edition of the exhibition symbolises the remarkable growth and development in the coffee market in the region, offering an important platform to shed light on to latest innovations, sustainable practices, and solutions in coffee cultivation, production, and distribution. It is in response to the surging demand for certified sustainable coffee production, as its market is anticipated to expand by 15 to 20 per cent during the remaining months of 2023.Samir Mash'al, the CEO of Seed Coffee Roasters, said: “At Saeed Coffee Roasters, we affirm our steadfast commitment to offering the highest quality coffee, sourced through sustainable methods that not only safeguard our planet but also support local communities. We are delighted to be part of the World of Coffee Dubai 2024 to highlight our latest innovations solutions, and approaches designed to drive sustainability within the coffee industry. In our relentless pursuit of meeting our customers’ expectations and ensuring a greener planet for future generations, we are dedicated to offering sustainable coffee products. This commitment extends from eco-conscious coffee cultivation methods to environmentally friendly packaging and unwavering support for local farmers.”The exhibition will emphasise sustainable practices in the coffee industry, focusing on eco-friendly packaging like biodegradable and recyclable coffee bags, carbon-neutral coffee production using renewable energy and advanced waste management, and reducing waste during production with methods such as advanced drying, optimised supply chains, organic farming, and pesticide substitution.Jimmy Brown, the CEO of Coffee Planet, said: “We believe in the significance of promoting sustainable practices across the coffee industry. Our unwavering commitment involves constantly improving and implementing the best practices across our operations, from farming to roasting and packaging processes. These practices are deeply rooted in environmental conservation principles, and they aim to improve the well-being of both coffee farmers and local communities. Through our participation in the World of Coffee Dubai 2024, we are excited to present our latest innovations and solutions that are integral to realising this vision. We are dedicated to delivering exceptional, high-quality coffee that truly reflects our steadfast commitment to sustainability."The World of Coffee Dubai will focus on empowering and supporting coffee farmers and workers by providing guidance on sustainable farming practices and essential resources, using source verification programs. This exhibition will also address the sustainable coffee movement's role in conserving water resources, as the coffee sector is a significant water consumer and aims to enhance coffee quality, positively impacting market value.Shouq BinRedha, Exhibition Manager of World of Coffee Dubai 2024 said: “We are delighted to organise a series of workshops in conjunction with the upcoming World of Coffee Dubai 2024. The exhibition will set an ideal platform for international industry experts to participate and share their insights and experiences to attain our objective of promoting sustainability within the coffee industry and it represents a comprehensive endeavour that begins in the coffee fields to ends in the coffee cup. During the process we must meticulously examine each step, commencing with environmentally conscious agricultural practices in coffee cultivation. The journey continues through the roasting process, where the intrinsic flavours of the coffee are preserved and extends to packaging methods in a way that maintains the quality while minimising their ecological footprint. The exhibition will focus on driving innovation in the coffee industry and developing a roadmap for a more sustainable future for this sector.”The sustainable coffee movement prioritises eco-friendly farming methods, including reduced pesticide and chemical fertiliser use, as well as growing coffee under tree canopies to mimic natural forest conditions. This approach enhances ecological balance, biodiversity, and coffee quality. Labels like 'Shade-Grown Coffee' (grown under tree cover) and 'Direct-Trade Coffee' (sourced directly from farmers) are used to promote such practices, ensuring fair payment for farmers and high-quality beans for roasters and consumers.World of Coffee Dubai 2024, a DXB Live initiative, focuses on enhancing collaboration among key stakeholders to address pressing challenges, foster a harmonious balance between profit, the environment, and societal well-being while ensuring a coffee supply for current and future generations and shaping a more sustainable coffee industry for future.

Honeywell next-generation 5G mobile computer empowers e-commerce workers

Honeywell (Nasdaq: HON) has unveiled its latest mobile device tailored for warehouse, logistics and fieldwork professionals that can endure the demanding warehouse environment while helping provide efficient logistics operations in the Middle East.The Honeywell CT47 mobile computer is designed to provide reliable performance, 5G data connectivity and enhanced communications capabilities, giving workers one powerful device to complete tasks in the supply chain – from picking and packing to delivery. The solution will be on display at GITEX 2023 in Dubai.“Workers on the frontline in transportation, logistics and warehousing are demanding users of their mobile devices. What businesses really need is a tough, dependable and easy-to-use device that can help these workers get more done, all while being efficient,” said Taylor Smith, vice president and general manager of voice automation in Honeywell’s Productivity Solutions and Services business. “The CT47 helps those on the front line accomplish tasks accurately and efficiently and enables companies to achieve a more seamless supply chain. It’s not just a tool, it's a mission-critical solution for warehouse, distribution centre and logistics businesses." In industries undergoing digital transformation, such as warehouses, technology is becoming increasingly indispensable for workers to be able to carry out their tasks effectively. The introduction of 5G connectivity brings internet-based computing and devices closer to the endpoints and systems, including the workforce within these facilities.With 5G, work tasks, productivity insights and worker collaboration will seamlessly occur in real time, offering swift access to data insights and accommodating numerous devices on the network simultaneously. This transformative shift in connectivity empowers workers to harness the full potential of technology, enhancing their efficiency and productivity in the evolving digital landscape of the supply chain.The Middle East is experiencing a growing need for enhanced warehouse efficiency, a crucial factor in enabling workers to achieve greater speed and effectiveness in distribution. Warehouses play a pivotal role in both the retail sector and in serving the needs of digital enthusiasts, as nearly nine out of every ten customers in the region intend to continue making online purchases, a trend that has persisted since the onset of the pandemic.The e-commerce market is thriving, driven by a steadfast commitment to meeting customer demands for convenience. This consumer demand has given rise to a need for mobile workers to have cutting-edge tools and actionable insights to effectively handle the rapid expansion of tasks and workflows across various industries. A recent report unveiled that in 2022, the Middle East and North Africa region's e-commerce market surged to a staggering US $37 billion in size, a double-digit growth rate compared to 2021 and an impressive 32% compound annual growth rate from 2018 to 2022.GITEX attendees can see Honeywell’s CT47 as well as other offerings at Hall 5, Stand B1 at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC).Honeywell has been operating in the Middle East for more than 70 years, creating value for customers and ultimately supporting long-term national development visions and economic diversification. To learn more about the latest solutions that improve productivity, promote workplace safety and optimize asset performance for industries across the globe, visit

Honeywell to showcase the latest 5G, ML and sensing innovations at Gitex 2023

Dubai: At GITEX 2023, Honeywell will present its newest digital solutions in important industries, helping customers accelerate their digital transformation efforts. The event will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from October 16-20.“Digital transformation is bringing about widespread change and significant impact throughout the region. Honeywell is an established leader in digital transformation across the Middle East, and through Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-based solutions, we have enabled many of the region’s major projects to improve performance and efficiency,” said Taylor Smith, vice president and general manager of voice automation at Honeywell’s Productivity Solutions and Services business. “We look forward to showcasing the key solutions that are contributing to fast-growing developments in the region, which is a key priority for local governments.”At the event Honeywell will highlight a diversified portfolio based on software-enabled technologies, including:Fit for purpose tools for industry: Honeywell’s mobility solutions, including the CT30 Handheld Computer, include the technology designed to help transportation, logistics, warehouse and retail workers complete their tasks faster and deliver a superior customer experience.Voice automation technology: Currently available in more than 40 different languages, Honeywell Voice can help oil and gas companies streamline repair and inspection processes while documenting every step to ensure strict compliance with regulations or standard operating procedures. Utilizing machine learning, mobile workers can speak in their native languages to quickly complete tasks.Healthcare technologies: With the Real-Time Health System (RTHS), Honeywell solutions can help save clinicians’ time and limit unnecessary interruptions for patients. The RTHS captures and records patients' vital signs both within the hospital setting and remotely using a wireless device paired with an app. Caregivers can access real-time respiratory and heart rate, skin temperature and posture from a central location, enabling more targeted interventions.Honeywell Building Technology offerings: These ready-now solutions include Smart Cities that connect more than 100,000 IoT sensors, Data Center solutions to optimize uptime, reduce costs and achieve sustainable operations and Cybersecurity technology to help customers protect brand, assets and people. Honeywell has been operating in the Middle East for more than 70 years, creating value for customers and ultimately supporting long-term national development visions and economic diversification. GITEX attendees can experience Honeywell’s offerings at Hall 5, Stand B1 at the DWTC.

Big data is transforming hospitality for the better but human intervention

Dubai: Big data is having a transformative effect on hospitality across the Middle East and beyond. However, leading hoteliers speaking on the opening day of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2023, which will run at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) until Thursday 4 May, emphasised that human intervention remains essential if owners and operators wish to derive genuine value from the information being gathered.‘Hospitality Debate: What More Can Big Data Unlock?’ featured a range of expert insights into the power of data to improve guest experiences within the Middle East’s hospitality sector. Moderated by Paul Clifford, Group Editor – Hospitality & Design at ITP Media Group, the session saw Chris Hartley, CEO of Global Hotel Alliance; Tommy Lai, Chief Executive Officer at General Hotel Management Pte Ltd; Sandeep Walia, Chief Operations Officer – Middle East at Marriott; and Nicolas Huss, CEO of Hotelbeds, take to the ATM Global Stage to share their views.Commenting on advancements in the hospitality sector’s data capabilities over the past decade, General Hotel Management Pte Ltd’s Lai said: “It used to be you’d need a lot of people for analysis, but now, you can collect data and AI will decipher it for you. Big data and AI are evening the playing field between small groups and larger brands.”Speaking on the importance of interpretation, Marriott’s Walia said: “This technology can help guests to narrow down the hotels they would like to stay in,” noting that big data – when used in combination with AI – can help to identify the best options for customers. “But ultimately, guests have to connect with us to make the booking, so the balance between AI and the human touch is equally important and can’t be forgotten.”Reiterating the importance of quality over quantity, Global Hotel Alliance’s Hartley said: “Acquiring data is one thing but that isn’t ‘big data’. It’s what you do with the data that’s critical. We’ve known for years, for example, that credit card companies have a huge amount of data on spend – way beyond the hotel. This tells you a lot more about the customer than they might reveal to you during a one-off stay.”Hotelbeds’ Huss agreed but warned that an ethical approach is essential in order to realise the full potential of this information. “I think there are several rules,” he said. “The first is that everything has to be anonymous. The second is that we must ensure that the data we have adds value to the guest experience. And finally, we must acknowledge that the way we behave when we’re staying at a hotel doesn’t always reflect what we do when we leave that environment. We will only thrive if we have the best data and some form of human care.”Day one of ATM 2023 featured 20 sessions across the Global Stage, Travel Tech Stage and Sustainability Hub. Other highlights from the day included the Technology: The Enabler of Sustainable Travel session, the funding of sustainability and Enhancing the Customer Experience Through AI. The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance also touched on the importance of protecting the locations, livelihoods and communities in which hotels are based, in the Achieving Net Positive Hospitality session.The 30th edition of ATM is taking place as part of Arabian Travel Week (1-10 May 2023), a festival of events dedicated to enabling industry professionals from all over the world to collaborate and capitalise on market opportunities through exhibitions, conferences, breakfast briefings, awards, product launches and networking events.Those attending ATM 2023 in person can get involved in the conversation online by using the hashtag #ATMDubai when posting on social media channels.ATM 2023 is being held in conjunction with Dubai World Trade Centre, and its strategic partners include Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) as the Destination Partner, Emirates as the Official Airline Partner, IHG Hotels & Resorts as the Official Hotel Partner, and Al Rais Travel as the Official DMC Partner.The latest ATM news stories are available at

DWTC kicks off 2023 with action-packed Q1 agenda

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is ushering in the first quarter with an impressive and diverse line-up of conferences and exhibitions. “The last 12 months have seen Dubai return to pre-pandemic economic form with year-on-year GDP growth of 4.6 percent in the first nine months of 2022 alone. Dubai World Trade Centre played a definitive role in propelling economic momentum by hosting a full calendar of large-scale MICE events, welcoming international visitors in record numbers, setting new event benchmarks, and actively supporting the wider business ecosystem. This growth is set to continue in 2023 with our Q1 events calendar of events spanning a range of industry sectors, reinforcing Dubai’s position as the MICE destination of choice for the world”, said Mahir Abdulkarim Julfar, Executive Vice President of Venue Services Management at DWTC.Dubai Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference and Exhibition (DUPHAT) is the launchpad for the 2023 events calendar. Taking place from 10th-12th January and building on last year’s performance, which saw business deals signed totalling AED 5.1 billion, the 28th edition will once again provide a platform to showcase the latest innovations in the pharmaceutical industry.World of Coffee Dubai, the premier coffee trade show for exhibitors and visitors returns for its second edition from 11th-13th January. Organised by DXB LIVE in partnership with The Specialty Coffee Association, Europe’s premier coffee trade show made its successful debut in 2022 with features such as the Roaster Village, Cupping Room, the UAE National Championships, Brew Bar and SCA Community Lounge.Leading global emergency services, security and safety event, Intersec, takes centre stage from 17th-19th January, with a mandate to unite the industry and accelerate conversations to explore strategies and source technologies for the challenges faced by global security leaders and professionals. Representatives from over 50 countries will take part including 10 official international country pavilions plus four high-profile conferences across the three days. Intersec will host a world-class accredited conference, with over 500 international and regional speakers.Rounding out the month from 30th January to 2nd February, DWTC will host Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region. New for 2023, The Intelligent Health Pavilion is a ‘show within a show and a conference within the conference’, with a focus on enlightening demonstrations of the most innovative and sustainable healthcare technologies, with use cases from collaborating equipment manufacturers, e-Health solution providers and digital health disruptors.Another legacy medical event is the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai), which is pegged to take place from 7th-9th February. The largest annual scientific dental conference and exhibition in the world and now in its 23rd edition, the conference theme once again is laser-focused on Education & Innovation Transfer and is the must-attend industry showcase for dentists, dental specialists, hygienists, technicians, radiologists, students, and dental association members, along with ministry representatives, manufacturers and suppliers.For a flavour of what’s new in the world of food and beverage, Gulfood, the world's largest and most influential annual trade show for the industry, returns from 20th-24th February. A DWTC flagship event, this supercharged five-day event spans the full spectrum of the food and beverage industry, offering an unrivalled trading platform, a world-class showcase for industry excellence and talent and a forum for highlighting the latest trends, innovations and business opportunities.In the run-up to Ramadan, a back-to-back line-up of events will see March one of our busiest ever months with Dubai Derma kicking off proceedings from 1st-3rd March and the largest scientific skincare gathering in the Middle East, North Africa and Indian Subcontinent. Three days of quality education, inspiration, and skills development anchor the popular annual conference, with insights from 250 renowned speakers supported by direct access to a show floor packed with global exhibitors sharing the latest breakthroughs in skincare and cosmetics.Hosted under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and our guide to the future of energy transition, the Middle East Energy (MEE), which runs from 7th-9th March, will span five key product sectors and host the first Strategic Conference; the only high-level forum exclusively focused on unpacking the complex opportunities and challenges for senior decision-makers in the energy and utilities sector in the Middle East and Africa. In 2022, Middle East Energy facilitated business deals worth more than AED 2.5 billion.Adding colour and creativity to Q1 from 9th-12th March, World Art Dubai (WAD) brings inspiration and originality to Dubai's event calendar with artworks spanning every medium, from paintings, prints and photography to sculpture, pottery and glass. Organised by DWTC, the 2023 edition will witness the WAD Awards, which celebrate the top talent across five categories: Emerging Artist; Solo Artist; Gallery; Outstanding Art, and NFT Award.From 13th-15th March, attention shifts to the 19th edition of Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD). Held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, this year’s theme is ‘Energy and Aid: capitalising on available resources’ with the agenda focusing on the way many energy sources have increasingly limited output, while others may be made inaccessible, as demand grows.The region's first humanitarian aid and development event, DIHAD has been building bridges in the humanitarian aid and development communities since 2004, bringing together key decision-makers from international NGOs, the Red Crescent and Red Cross, UN agencies, charity organisations, academic institutions, relief aid suppliers and governmental bodies, to address the needs of people and countries affected by crisis and natural catastrophes.GISEC, the region's most established networking and business platform for IT security, will gather information security and technology professionals, business leaders from 14th-16th March for unique access to key learnings and networking opportunities with high-profile government figures and top businesses from across the world. Officially supported by the UAE's Cybersecurity Council, Dubai Electronic Security Centre, Telecommunications & Digital Government Regulatory Authority and Dubai Police, GISEC welcomes more government decision-makers and solution buyers than any other tech security event in the region, and is the only show featuring 300+ government entities in one place.Other calendar events include Light Middle East (17th-19th January), The School & Nursery Show (4th-5th February), Breakbulk Exhibition (13th-14th February), Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) & Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (1st-2nd March), World Police Summit (7th-9th March) and Dubai International Horse Fair (17th-19th March).“DWTC is a key trade enabler and a destination for innovation, knowledge exchange and idea generation, and we will continue to develop our portfolio of legacy and industry-first events in alignment with the government’s long-term strategic vision,” Julfar said in conclusion.

DFM and DWTC to launch the MENA IPO Summit

The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) today announced their partnership to host the MENA IPO Summit – Dubai, an essential new platform set to unite the entire IPO value chain and the region’s only IPO-focused summit. The inaugural Summit will shed light on the strong impetus and promising prospects of the initial public offerings (IPOs) sector in Dubai. The launch of this event Series comes at an opportune time for Dubai and the wider region’s investment community following record IPO activity – large-scale initial public offerings have been a mainstay of the regional business landscape in 2022 and the expected momentum in 2023. During 2022, DFM has strengthened its role in empowering economic development in Dubai and the UAE, as an efficient fund-raising platform through IPOs and listings of five government-related and private sector leading issuers namely: DEWA, Tecom, Salik, Empower and Taaleem. These companies have successfully raised more than AED 31 billion and their IPOs witnessed remarkable oversubscriptions drawing AED 672 billion of subscribed amounts.Taking place from 23rd to 25th of January 2023 at The Museum of the Future, the Summit will gather industry experts who will share first-hand knowledge of the IPO process and the opportunities and challenges of becoming a public company, as well as how to advance ESG agendas. It will also showcase a roadmap for startups and SMEs in Dubai, including expertise around its regulatory environment, business culture and capital opportunities for scaling ventures through to an IPO. Helal Al Marri, Director General of Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai, said: “The organization of this flagship gathering stems from DWTC and DFM’s mutual efforts to showcase the favorable dynamics and latest developments of the IPO sector. Dubai capital markets are witnessing robust IPO and listing activities supported by the strong fundamentals of Dubai’s economy as well as the successful implementation of Dubai’s strategy to develop its financial market in a number of areas. The new markets’ ecosystem and its regulatory enhancements have created an attractive environment for various types of businesses such as government-related conglomerates, private corporations and family businesses to going public and listing through an array of listing options that cater to their requirements in terms of size, growth stage and jurisdiction.”Hamed Ali, CEO of DFM and Nasdaq Dubai, said: “With the increased momentum in Dubai capital markets in terms of listings and investors’ engagement, we are delighted to launch the MENA IPO Summit - Dubai as an important catalyst to exploring market opportunities in collaboration with capital market and IPO experts. DFM’s primary focus continues to be to develop a vibrant and progressive capital market ecosystem in partnership with all market stakeholders.”The Summit will provide a platform for industry-shaping discussions, providing institutional investors, family businesses and startups with the opportunity to explore the latest regulations, best practices, and market trends in the Dubai capital market as well as learning about recent regional IPO success stories. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with key IPO issuers and thought leaders from the investment and capital market industry.The Summit will spark lively discussion between issuers, investment experts, regulators and companies undergoing strategic preparations for a future listing.Experts set to share their insight include Her Excellency Dr. Maryam Buti Al Suwaidi, CEO Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA); Hamed Ali, CEO, DFM and Nasdaq Dubai; Mohammad Al Bastaki, CEO, Emirates NBD Capital; Fadi Ghandour, Managing Partner, Wamda Capital; Thomas Varghese, CFO, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA); Abdulla Belhoul, CEO, TECOM Group; Miguel Azevedo, Head of Investment Banking, Middle East & Africa & Managing Director, Citi.The Summit is supported by a group of leading international financial institutions including HSBC and Emirates NBD as Platinum Sponsors, Goldman Sachs, Rothchiled & Co. and Edelman Smithfield as Diamond Sponsors, and Moelis & Company as a Supporting Partner. It also enlists the Gold Sponsorship of BARCLAYS, Al Tamimi & Co, Arqaam Capital, EFG Hermes and Grant Thornton. BHM Capital, Century Financial, Protiviti, and Teneo are also supported the event as Networking Sponsors.