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IAAPA reveals line-up for Middle East Summit

Next year’s event includes tours of Expo 2020 Dubai and the city’s top attractions

IAAPA Middle East Summit

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, will host its next exclusive Middle East conference in February next year.

The regional team representing Europe, the Middle East and Africa, IAAPA EMEA, will be hosting a multi-day conference in Dubai between 21 – 23 February 2022.

Next year’s event will highlight and celebrate Dubai’s attractions industry, with a three-day event including a series of dedicated IAAPA EDUSessions and EDUTours. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit landmark area attractions and be provided with unique networking experiences.

A gathering of leaders

Speakers at the event include leaders from some of the Middle East’s top parks and attractions. The lineup is slated to include Atlantis Dubai general manager and senior VP Tom Roelens, Ain Dubai general manager Ronald Drake, and Expo 2020 Dubai Senior VP of Operations Clive Stephens.

Recently announced for the lineup are Museum of the Future executive director Lāth Carlson and creative director Brendan McGetrick.

Other activities will include the light show at Al Wasl Plaza and dinner at premium steakhouse restaurant Hunter & Barrel.

Both IAAPA members and nonmembers can now register for the event. Prices begin at 1,390€ including two-night accommodation at Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts.

IAAPA Middle East Summit 2022

Safety first

As with all recent industry events, the health and safety of attendees will be IAAPA’s number-one priority. At the time of writing, attendees will be required to take a PCR test before travelling, and face masks are required.

The IAAPA Middle East Summit event team will be working together with partners at scheduled venues to follow the latest guidance and recommendations for groups and networking from both UAE and global health jurisdictions. Further information and FAQs about the event can be found on the IAAPA website.

A number of companies have recently been celebrating their successes at IAAPA Expo 2021.

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