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IAEE Expo! Expo! MENA to Debut in September 2020

October 31, 2019

Meeting to be held at ADNEC

 The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) announced today the dates for its inaugural Expo! Expo! MENA, to take place 5-8 September 2020 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Expo! Expo! MENA will feature a trade show, education sessions, a general session and Certified in Exhibition Management® (CEM) Learning Program classes.

“We are very pleased with the progress that has been made since the first announcement of Expo! Expo! MENA last month,” said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “Staff at the IAEE MENA Chapter and IAEE Headquarters are working diligently to create a program that not only serves the business environment specific to the MENA region, but also delivers the worldwide applications that attendees have come to expect from IAEE’s Expo! Expo! offerings.”

Contact IAEE MENA Chapter Chairperson, Bilal Al-Barmawi, CEO and Managing Director of 1st Arabia at +966 92 00 200 25 or for more programming information and sponsorship opportunities at Expo! Expo! MENA 2020. Sponsorship and exhibitor information can also be obtained by contacting IAEE Director of Partner Relations Karen Gonzales, CMP at +1 (303) 947-9400 or

About IAEE
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely, and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint, BearCom, Buttine Exhibition Insurance, Convention News Television (CNTV), Delta Airlines, New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Orange County Convention Center, Personify – A2Z Events, Streampoint Solutions and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit for more information.

About 1st Arabia
1st Arabia Tradeshows & Conferences is one of the companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that is specialized in organizing exhibitions and conferences. Headquartered in Riyadh, the company has branches in Jordan, Dubai, Bulgaria, and soon in Egypt and many Middle East countries. 1st Arabia is known for its creativity, reliability, professionalism, quality services and timely deliverables. Whether managing a major exhibition or conference or corporate event, or providing all management services, 1st Arabia works with clients to explore and implement opportunities for growth, operational efficiencies and revenue generation. 1st Arabia prides itself on offering superior event experiences by taking care of every aspect of the event from the venue to personalized services. 1st Arabia is a member of ICCA, SITE, MPI, IAEE and UFI, and is known for its uncompromised success in delivering creative innovative and conceptualized exhibitions, conferences and events.


Media Inquiries:
Nicole Bowman, MBA
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
+1 (972) 687-9207

Bilal Al Barmawi
CEO and Managing Director
+966 92 00 200 25