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DEAL Live by blooloop 2017 – Speakers Announced

DEAL Live by blooloop 2017

Blooloop is delighted to announce a fantastic line up of speakers for the second DEAL Live by blooloop, conference to be held on Sunday March 26th at the Crowne Plaza, Dubai.

Blooloop is partnering with the Dubai Entertainment Amusement & Leisure Show (DEAL) to create another unmissable conference in Dubai.

The day before the DEAL Expo, the afternoon event will comprises a business briefing between 1pm and 5.30pm, followed by a networking drinks reception ending at 7.30pm.  Tickets just £70.

everything you need to know about the attractions industry in the region in one afternoon

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Business Briefing

Our afternoon conference will look at top trends, key projects and strategic insights.

KEYNOTE: Ahmad Hussain Bin Essa – CEO of Global Village

ahmad hussain ceo global village kenynote speaker at deal live by blooloopGlobal Village is the region’s leading cultural and family entertainment destination for the last 20 years. As the Chief Executive Officer since 2013, Ahmad Hussain Bin Essa has successfully led the redevelopment of Global Village, which attracts over 5.3 million guests per season of five months each.

Ahmad is the Board Member Director of IAPPA and is also the founding Board Member and Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Leisure & Attractions Council.

Part 1: An Overview of Trends and the Market

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Our first session will highlight key developments in the Middle East market.  Our speakers include:

  • Professor Kenneth Wilson – Adviser to HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan in the Office of the Minister of Culture, Youth & Community Development in the UAE.
  • Yael S Coifman – Senior Partner, Leisure Development Partners (LDP).
  • Seán Young – Founding Director and Head of the Destination Development Consulting Team at Colliers International.
  • Philip Shepherd – Partner at PwC.
  • Phil Taylor – Managing Director, Team Leisure.

Part 2: Operators and Key Projects

Turbo Track Coaster Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

In our second session we hear from attractions operators and those working on new projects in the region including:

  • Jesse Vargas – General Manager at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
  • Tim Husband – Director of Dubai Safari and Richard Champion, Manager Zoological Services, zoOceanarium Group
  • Adrian Tolliday – CEO, Tolliday Group International Ltd. TGI are responsible for Project Supervision and Operational Management of the new 8000sqm Oman Aquarium –  the largest Aquarium attraction in the region.
  • Waleed Abdel-Fattah – Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Hill’s North Africa Region responsible for overseeing construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza.

More speakers tbc.

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The conference will be followed by networking drinks between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

if you’re headed to Dubai for the DEAL Expo, why not join us for our business briefing?

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We are enormously grateful to our sponsors:

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Supported by:

Supported by DfIT

DEAL Live by blooloop is a part of UK/UAE 2017, a Year of Creative Collaboration, led by the British Council.

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Rachel Reed

Rachel Read

Rachel is Finance Director. She has a degree in engineering from Cambridge University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloittes in London. She worked in finance in industry for twenty years. She oversees our news and also manages our events.

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