I am pleased to welcome you all to the 26th Annual IAOM MEA District Conference & Expo happening on 31st October to 3rd November 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), UAE.
The event will take place in Sheikh Maktoum Hall of DWTC. The hall will be transformed into a ConfEx venue combining conference, expo, and lunch halls facilitating interaction among delegates, exhibitors, and visitors. IAOM MEA will once again strive to bring more millers from the region adding to the value of the association’s goals.
Another key success factor to this conference is the revamped conference program featuring technical, what’s new, trading, management and feed milling topics. IAOM MEA Education Committee members are developing the presentations with industry experts to meet the delegates’ professional development needs.
Being the second largest of the seven Emirates and hailed as a top business gateway between the Middle East and Africa, Dubai is expanding from being a trade-based economy to services and tourism on a large extent and is the commercial hub of the region. Recently having won the right to host the prestigious Expo 2020, Dubai's growth will have a positive impact with a visible boost in infrastructure investment and development.
The region’s leading event venue with over one million square feet of multi-purpose space, the Dubai World Trade Center, is an ideal location to host this year’s IAOM MEA conference and expo. Situated at the heart of Dubai, the DWTC has a wide selection of venues, extensive services, and world class facilities. This year’s exclusive hotel partner is the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, the world’s tallest hotel with 1,368 luxury rooms and 240 suites. The five star hotel is offering discounted rates exclusive to IAOM MEA delegates.
We are honoured and privileged to host the 26th IAOM MEA in Dubai, UAE and are pleased to welcome our valued delegates, exhibitors and sponsors.
Essa Al Ghurair
Chairman, Al Ghurair Resources, LLC