Dubai open for UFI MEA Conference in May and Cybertech Global in April

How the future of the exhibition industry looks will be a key focus of the upcoming global association of the exhibition industry UFI’s MEA Conference on 26 May in Dubai. The conference will bring together leading players from the Middle East and Africa region and beyond, to network, exchange ideas and forge new partnerships.

Led by Naji El Haddad, UFI regional director MEA, the event will be an opportunity for the business events community to gain insight into topics of strategic interest, such as economics, technology, hybrid events, skills and more.

If you are able to travel, don’t miss this welcome chance to connect with event professionals from both the private and public sectors, from the Middle East and Africa region and beyond.

You can catch regular updates on the event website: For questions regarding registration and payments, please contact:

Further evidence of Dubai’s ability to host events as an international hub, including for technology, is the news that the emirate is to welcome the region’s first Cybertech Global event, 5-7 April. Dubai's Grand Hyatt hotel will host the 8th edition of the international exhibition and conference – the largest security networking event to be held outside the US – and in the process reinforce its position as an international hub for technology and cybersecurity innovation. This in-person event is expected to draw high-level stakeholders, start-ups, government entities and organisations from various countries, with organisers expecting 50 delegations and 52 companies to participate at the event.

His Excellency Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, director general of the Dubai Electronic Security Center, said: “Through hosting Cybertech Global Dubai, we seek to highlight Dubai’s successful experience in embracing the digital revolution. The government of Dubai has made significant strides in digital transformation and seeks to continue enhancing its cooperation and sharing its expertise with countries and entities both regionally and globally.”

He added: " This challenging period has highlighted the role that digital technologies serve in our lives, and the tangible impact they can have."

Amir Rapaport, founder of Cybertech Global, said: “We are very excited to host Cybertech Global for the very first time in the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC), and are pleased to collaborate with the Dubai Electronic Security Center along with local and international agencies and organisations to make this event a great success. We strongly believe that Dubai is an ideal hub for hosting an international event of this kind that addresses the new threats and opportunities that come with the evolution of the cyber domain.”