The American Institute of Architects (AIA), based in Washington, D.C., has become a leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since is inception in 1857.
With nearly 300 state and local chapters, and a growing number of international chapters, the AIA protects and serves architects and design professionals, monitors legislative issues that impact the public and the profession, to recognize and promote excellence in architectural design, technology and design related issues.
The members of the American Institute of Architects create a community to share knowledge and advocate a shared vision to have a positive impact on the direction of the profession, the shape of our neighborhoods, and our world.
Arab Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
The Arab Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and diabetes is a non-profit organization. Its aim is to ensure a high standard of care and development in the field of Paediatric Endocrinology and diabetes in the Arab region extending from the Gulf through the Northern African countries. The main pillars of its mission are:
Care of children and adolescents with endocrine disorders and diabetes by bringing together professionals in this field from the Gulf and North Africa.
Be a body for governing the training of doctors in the field of Paediatric Endocrinology and diabetes through support of the existing fellowship programs and creating others. Other educational programs will be arranged to offer the most updated knowledge and experience to trainees in Paediatric Endocrinology.
Actively support training and education of specialist nurses, diabetes educators, dieticians and other allied healthcare professionals in the field of Endocrinology and Diabetes.
Promoting research and training in the field. One key issue to be encouraged is to establish collaboration with international organisation and centres of Excellence around the world. Considering the unique set up of the population and the genetic characters in this geographical area, research will help uncover specific disease mechanism relevant to this area and to come up with new innovations for treatment.
Advancing education in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes for patients and their parents by enhancing group education and creation of parents/children support groups.
Generating evidence-based guidelines that will lead to a consistent management of endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus throughout the area.
Unifying protocols throughout Endocrine centers to ensure updated practice and creating tools for research.
Association of International Property Professionals
By promoting the highest standards of professionalism in the international property industry, the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) has been set up to provide the consumer with confidence, and the industry professionals with a united voice.
We do not sell property. We are a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to improve the standards of professionalism in the international property market, helping both the industry and the public.
Thousands of people are buying overseas property: for holidays, for living or for investment. The AIPP provides a set of standards for those companies selling international property and is working to ensure that the public understands what it means when they see the AIPP Member logo on company literature.
AIPP Members have voluntarily signed up to follow the AIPP Code of Conduct, a code established to help consumers by showing where they will find professional, accountable companies; it is an illustration of each Member’s commitment to high standards in their work.
Members must act with honesty, transparency and integrity in all the dealings with the public and with the industry. For full details of the Code of Conduct and the AIPP Disciplinary Procedure, to which all Members have also agreed to be bound should the code not be followed, click on the highlighted links.
Association of Professional Interior Designers
The Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) is the only professional membership organization representing the interior design industry across the Gulf region.
APID, as member of the International Federation of Interior Designers/Architects, is committed to the global advancement of the interiors community. Upholding the highest standards and best practice in Interior Design, APID attests to the qualifications of its professional members by issuing the certificate of membership.
Individual interior designers, design consultancies and industry suppliers can become regular members of the association. APID serves its members by providing a platform between professionals and its partners in academia, government and the media to exchange ideas, improve standards, share best practice and raise awareness on issues of concern to the interior design profession.
Since 2005, APID has been providing its members with learning opportunities through a Seminar Series and with occasions to interact and network during regular monthly gatherings that bring inspirational speakers and innovative ideas to the community.
APID memberships can be as an individual Professional, Associate or Allied Member. We also have Student Membership or the opportunity to form a Student Chapter at your University. Interior Design Companies can gain visibility for their business and suppliers and fit-out contractors can join APID as Industry members of the Association.
Dubai Shipping Agents Association
The DUBAI SHIPPING AGENTS ASSOCIATION (DSAA) is a brainchild of reputable members of the Shipping Agents' community in Dubai who, with the support of the Director of the Department of Ports & Customs, identified the need for a joint representation of shipping agents doing business in the ports of Dubai.
The Dubai Shipping Agents Association is a non- profit organization, not engaged in any commercial activity. In essence, it provides a forum for members to pool information, focus on items of general concern / interest, facilitate interaction with the Government Authorities and / or other relevant bodies, and foster the future development of the shipping industry in Dubai.
Emirates Culinary Guild
The Emirates Culinary Guild (ECG) is the UAE’s association of professional chefs. It is a non-profit-making organisation dedicated solely to the advancement of the culinary art of the UAE.
The World Association of Cooks Societies (WACS) is a 102nation fellowship comprising the world’s various professional chefs’ organisations.
The ECG received its charter into WACS at a ceremony in Stavanger, Norway on June 28, 1994, during the WACS 26th World Congress. WACS endorses the ECG as the authorised UAE culinary institute. The ECG, thereby, has an international culinary focus and multi-national support for the staging of its various competitions, seminars and events.
Emirates Intellectual Property Association
The Information Economy: It is an invisible economy that cares about creative knowledge and ideas, so it is the age of creative mind." Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The Book of My Vision
The human race has the ability to innovate, which has allowed us to flourish, and made a world that feeds on knowledge and information, and the increasing reliance of mankind on modern technology and technology has increased the value of innovation and creativity derived from it is an intellectual wealth that has countless benefits of economic, social, The existence of an intellectual property system is an important factor in promoting, managing, protecting and respecting creativity.
The presence of the Emirates Intellectual Property Society to intensify and focus efforts to spread the intellectual property culture as an effective practice among all segments of society and respect the creativity of the human mind of violations and the fight against disinformation and illegal actions of owners of intellectual property rights.
The Association seeks:
Contribute to the achievement of the objectives of public policy in the United Arab Emirates to achieve the vision 2021
Encouraging creativity and innovation
Establishing databases and issuing economic studies from analysis and statistics in the fields of intellectual property
Let us work together to provide real protection for intellectual property rights holders and to support young national cadres in their creations and inventions.
The cooperation of all of us, small and large, will play a major role in enhancing the UAE's global position in the field of intellectual property rights protection.
The portal of the Emirates Intellectual Property Society (EIPA) is one of our direct communication tools to achieve our goal of promoting the UAE.
Emirates Medical Association
Emirates Medical Association
Emirates Publishers Association
Established on February 25, 2009, the Emirates Publishers Association is a non-profit organisation that serves the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by working to develop the UAE’s publishing industry.
The Association’s aim is to represent UAE publishers at regional and international events, exhibitions and seminars on publishing. The Association also works to disseminate the UAE’s intellectual output throughout the Arab world and worldwide. The Association also works to improve the publishing industry in the UAE by training & supporting UAE publishers, & by improving publishing-related conditions and laws.
The Association co-operates with local publishing, printing, and distribution houses and is working to establish a distribution company for its member publishers. The Association is especially focused on translations from and into Arabic, and the protection of intellectual property rights and other related rights.
The Association is a member of the Arab Publishers Association and an affiliate member of the International Publishers Association (IPA).
Gulf Heart Association
In 1999 the GCC Health Ministers meeting in Geneva formed a “Heart disease committee” composed of GCC cardiologists and requested Dr. Hajar A. Hajar Albinali to chair it. The committee had its 1st meeting in Doha in February 2000 and planned a large GCC Cardiovascular Symposium in Doha.
In the year 2001, the GCC Health Ministers approved the committee’s recommendations including the proposed symposium in Doha, Qatar. So, Doha hosted the first GCC Cardiovascular Symposium on January 15 – 17, 2002
That historic conference provided an opportunity for Gulf cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, and other cardiovascular specialists in the GCC states to meet, exchange ideas and build bridges for scientific and medical cooperation. During that meeting, we proposed to establish a professional society which we called Gulf Heart Association (GHA). The proposal was unanimously and enthusiastically endorsed by the entire group of cardiovascular specialists present during that meeting and so the GHA was born on January 16, 2002. Over three years the GHA became a landmark accomplishment for the GCC states.
The main aim of GHA is to improve the quality of cardiac care in the GCC states through its various activities.
Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association
The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) represents the downstream hydrocarbon industry in the Arabian Gulf. Established in 2006, the association voices the common interests of more than 250 member companies from the chemical and allied industries, accounting for over 95% of chemical output in the Gulf region. The industry makes up the second largest manufacturing sector in the region, producing over US$ 108 billion worth of products a year.
The association supports the region’s petrochemical and chemical industry through advocacy, networking and thought leadership initiatives that help member companies to connect, to share and advance knowledge, to contribute to the international dialogue, and to become prime influencers in shaping the future of the global petrochemicals industry.
Committed to providing a regional platform for stakeholders from across the industry, the GPCA manages six working committees – Plastics, Supply Chain, Fertilizers, International Trade, Research and Innovation, and Responsible Care – and organizes five world-class events each year. The association also publishes an annual report, regular newsletters and reports.
Hospitality Asset Managers Association
The Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) is the pre-eminent organization of professionals responsible for proactively increasing asset values on behalf of hotel owners worldwide.
Our mission is the enhancement of hospitality asset managers through education, advancement of the profession, and serving as the collective industry voice of hospitality ownership.
HAMA is a networking organization of approximately 200 professionals representing an estimated 3,200 hotels with over 760,000 rooms. Members are involved in asset management, acquisition, financing and disposition of hotels and resorts, and are directly responsible for making decisions concerning capital investments, renovations, asset repositioning, operational policies and franchise selections.
HAMA’s mission is to provide members with year-round forums, industry communications and networking to fulfill the purpose of the organization. Our strong global network of hospitality professionals provides members with unparalleled access to key industry leaders and decision makers. HAMA promotes ethical standards of conduct and mutual respect among its members and those in the hospitality industry.
In 2010 HAMA extended its global presence by establishing affiliate relationships with Japan and Asia Pacific. HAMA has since added additional affiliate relationships with Europe, China and Middle East & Africa. By growing outside of the United States, HAMA members now have access to more global resources enhancing our capabilities as we work to meet the needs of hospitality owners worldwide.
Information Systems Audit and Credit Association
ISACA got its start in 1967 when a small group of individuals with similar jobs—auditing controls in the computer systems that were becoming increasingly critical to the operations of their organizations—sat down to discuss the need for a centralized source of information and guidance in the field. In 1969, the group formalized, incorporating as the EDP Auditors Association. In 1976 the association formed an education foundation to undertake large-scale research efforts to expand the knowledge and value of the IT governance and control field. Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association®, ISACA now goes by its acronym only, to reflect the broad range of IT governance professionals it serves.
International Institute of Business Analysis
IIBA is the non-profit professional association dedicated to the field of business analysis. Through a global network, IIBA connects over 29,000+ Members and more than 300 Corporate Members and 120 Chapters. As the voice of the business analysis community, IIBA supports the recognition of the profession and discipline and works to maintain the global standard for the practices and certification.
MENA Private Equity Association
The MENA Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (MENA PEA) is a non-profit entity dedicated to supporting the private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) industries in the Middle East and North Africa and acts as an Ecosystem enabler.
The association was established in 2010 in Dubai to support the development of a nascent private equity and venture capital industry in the MENA region. It represents the largest MENA based funds with more than US$ 30 billion in assets under management.
As an industry body, The MENA PEA aims at boosting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region, and believes that moving towards innovation will foster greater economic prosperity. Because innovation occurs at the intersection of ideas and diversity of skills, cultures and backgrounds, the MENA PEA and its members have regular dialogues with every legislative body in the region through its legal task force who’s aim is to petition regulators where necessary to bring about some key regulatory changes across the MENA region. These include removing barriers to capital and supporting new innovative models of equity funding.
To further advance the interests of its members and wider industry players, the MENA PEA issues research and industry reports that highlight the PE and VC successes to local and international stakeholders, and hosts a number of events that bring together PE and VC fund managers, Family businesses, Limited partners, Industry practitioners, Investment Bankers, Advisors and Lawyers.
Middle East and North Africa Franchise Association
Middle East and North Africa Franchise Association
Middle East Business Aviation Association
The Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) is the official representative of the business aviation industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and is a member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). MEBAA is a non-profit association established in 2006 with the mission to provide a platform for members of the business aviation industry in the MENA region to gather, understand and communicate the needs and benefits of the industry.
As part of its current growth strategy, MEBAA seeks to implement operational safety and efficiency by providing best in-practice training, lectures and conferences, establishing codes of conduct, and providing industry data. Today, MEBAA represents over 259 companies within the MENA region and provides several products and services to its members, including MEBAA Insurance, one stop shop. In addition to various networking events, MEBAA hosts the MEBAA Show, which ranks as one of the largest three business aviation show in the world and MEBAA Show Morocco the new gate of business aviation in North Africa.
Middle East Council of Shopping Centers
The voice of the retail industry for retailers, shopping centre owners, management, service providers and all retail professionals in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.
Our role is to facilitate your business and to raise your personal profiles locally, regionally and globally. The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres is the largest regional organization representing the Retail Industry in the Middle East & North Africa.
Our mission is to provide the exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge while being a catalyst in the development of the retail industry in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.
Established in 1994, MECSC has grown over the years and has a strong and closely connected member base of over 1,000 industry professionals from all over the Middle East & North Africa representing shopping mall owners, developers, marketing managers, leasing managers and specialists, retailers, consultants, property managers, financiers, accountants, government officials and industry suppliers.
Affiliated to the New York based International Council of Shopping Centers (www.icsc.org), MECSC provides its members with unparalleled local and international business contacts and support through its network of international affiliates.
Middle East Facilities Management Association
MEFMA is a non-profit professional organization, formed under The Dubai Association Centre (DAC) which has been established by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dubai Business Events (part of Department for Tourism and Commerce Marketing) and the Dubai World Trade Centre.
MEFMA aims at unifying the facility management industry in the Middle East, by conducting research, providing educational programs and assisting corporate organizations in creating sustainable facility management strategies. The association provides a standardized framework for facility management professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders and building owners / occupiers across the Middle East. Networking, education, knowledge sharing, thought leadership, legislative governance and B2B events are all significant components of strategic FM to be promoted, supported and implemented by MEFMA and its Members
Middle East Solar Industry Association
What is MESIA
MESIA is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that aims to:
Promote solar power in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region
Organize networking opportunities for solar professionals
Produce reports on the latest technologies, standards, and product certifications
Assist in the development of policies intended to strengthen the local solar industry.
Who is part of MESIA?
MESIA has over 120 local, regional and international members including blue chip companies and Founder members: ABB, ACWA Power, ALSA, Solar, Apricum, Covington & Burling, Enviromena, Eversheds Sutherland, First Solar, Huawei, Microtron, SkyPower Synergy, Value Addition.
Member companies are from all segments of the value chain such as; engineering, professional services, manufacturing and contracting companies.
Any company that is involved or looking to do business in the solar industry within the Gulf region is welcome to join MESIA.
National Association for Freight & Logistics
The National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) was founded in Dubai in February 1992 as mandated by the Government of Dubai to respond to the need to bring together the increasing number of freight and logistics service providers in the UAE. NAFL, previously named National Committee of Freight Forwarders (NCFF), is the first national association of freight forwarders to be established in the Arabian Gulf.
Shortly after its establishment, on March 31, 1992, NAFL achieved another feat by becoming the first and only national association from an Arabian Gulf country to join the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA). Since then, NAFL has been a staunch supporter of FIATA.
From a total of 24 members at the time of its inception, NAFL has now grown more than ten-fold with a current roster of 350 members. This growth signified the important role of the NAFL to spearhead relevant training programs, which are crucial in the development of a corporation, as well as the industry.
Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.
Society of Petroleum Engineers
In 1957, the organization was officially founded as SPE, a constituent society of AIME. SPE became a separately incorporated organization in 1985.
Our history begins within the American Institute of Mining Engineers (AIME). AIME was founded in 1871 in Pennsylvania, USA, to advance the production of metals, minerals, and energy resources through the application of engineering. In 1913, a standing committee on oil and gas was created within AIME and proved to be the genesis of SPE. The Oil and Gas Committee of AIME soon evolved into the Petroleum Division of AIME as membership grew and as interest among the members was more clearly delineated among the mining, metallurgical, and petroleum specializations.
Website - http://www.spe.org
Themed Entertainment Association
The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is the international non-profit association representing the world’s leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences - worldwide.
Our members bring specific expertise in a variety of disciplines to a field that is constantly evolving: the creation of successful, highly engaging, out of home visitor attractions and experiences in the leisure and travel sector. These entertaining and educational projects include theme parks, water parks, museums, zoos, corporate visitor centers, casinos, restaurants, branded experiences, multimedia spectaculars, retail spaces, resorts and hospitality, destination attractions and more.
TEA members are innovators and problem solvers whose careers are spent confronting and overcoming unique challenges. They are specialists in realizing one-of-a-kind projects that have never been built before, and opening new frontiers of technical integration, creative storytelling, visitor engagement and brand extension.
TEA was founded in 1991 and now encompasses some 1,300 members and four primary Divisions: Eastern North America, Western North America, Europe & Middle East, and Asia Pacific. In the 25+ years of its existence, TEA has changed the global conversation about how great guest experiences are conceived and realized, and focused international attention on a vital niche of popular culture. TEA's leading contributions include the annual Thea Awards, now recognized worldwide as a top industry honor, the annual SATE conference (Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience), the annual TEA/AECOM Theme Index and Museum Index and the TEA NextGen Initiative to help students and recent grads build careers in the industry.
We provide the proper channels and opportunities to network, educate and help your business or career grow. There are many benefits and advantages to becoming a paid association member and taking your place in the TEA community.
Website - http://www.teaconnect.org
UAE Banking Federation - Emirates Bank Association
Established at the end of 1982 as the Association of National Banks. It had been licensed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on 19 July 1985. In 1986, the name changed to “Emirates Banks Association. In February 2013, Emirates Banks Association Becomes UAE Banks Federation
The UAE Banks Federation (UBF) is a professional representative body of 48 member banks operating in the UAE. The Federation advocates banks’ interests, and enhances cooperation and coordination among them, in order to promote and upgrade the UAE’s banking industry for the benefit of the banking sector, its customers, and the national economy.
Since its inception, the Federation has been enhancing cooperation, communication and interaction between member banks. It provides them with a platform to exchange ideas, opinions and information, and also plays a major role in raising public awareness around the beneficial role and distinctive financial, economic and social contribution of the banks to the UAE economy, as well as their collective views on matters of mutual concern.
It also offers representational leadership for member banks by developing solutions to meet the changing needs of the marketplace, and facilitates training and research among its members.
The Federation's mission and objectives are focused on developing and representing the interests of its member banks and defending their rights. It facilitates the exchange of banking, financial and monetary information, and coordinates cooperation around banking procedures and in the areas of legal, technical and administrative affairs.
Its vision is to be recognized as the distinguished professional representative and the dynamic voice of the banking industry in the UAE. The Federation's principal values include upholding professionalism among member banks, promoting integrity and transparency towards the community they serve and in which they operate, and supporting ongoing efforts to apply innovation and creativity by the UAE banking industry to better serve its customers.
The Federation delivers superior value and benefits to member banks, enabling them to build competitive and sustainable businesses which support the economy, customers and society.
The Federation is managed by Board of Directors made up of nine members who are responsible for planning, policy-making and supervision of all of its activities and elected every three years. The Federation has also an Advisory Council consisting of Bank CEOs which oversees the implementation of the policies, follows up on Federation's activities and makes the necessary decisions on all issues of concern to the banking sector. Also, the Federation has 19 specialized technical committees, covering all relevant banking issues as well as research.
Website - http://www.uaebf.ae
UAE Contractors Association
UAE Contractors’ Association is a non- profit organization formed in 15 September 1985 under a decree number (137) 1985 from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
The principal objective of the UCA is to strengthen the UAE construction industry and the construction contracting business so that they can sustain their positive role in the task of national development of the UAE. This overall objective is a achieved by the following means
(1) Assisting in a constant up gradation of technology at the disposal of contractors.
(2) Serving as a common platform for contractors to fulfil their common interests and address the common challenges;
(3) Serving as platform for contractors to coordinate and interact with the federal and local authorities;
(4) Coordinate with association and organization in other countries to facilitate two - way exchange to trade, experiences and technology;
(5) Organize seminars, conferences and exhibitions designed to enhance knowledge and upgrade construction technology;
(6) Publish a technical magazine in Arabic and English to help initiate debate and disseminate information of construction technology;
(7) Cooperating between contracting companies and establishments in order to combine their efforts and thus improve the standard of their operations.
Website - http://www.uaecontractors.org
UAE Internal Auditors Association
The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) was set up in July 1995, as a non-profit organisation along the lines of its parent body with the support and co-operation of the Emirates Group, the Economic Department, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Al Futtaim, Emirates Bank and Dubai Aluminium Company (DUBAL).
On the 24th of June 2006, the association sought and gained approval to become the official IIA affiliate in the UAE.
In 2008 it obtained a license to become the UAE Internal Auditors Association. The Association today has secured the support of leading companies from the UAE who are involved in promoting the profession of Internal Auditing through this medium.
In line with its mission “To provide dynamic leadership to advocate and promote the profession of internal auditing throughout the UAE”, the association offers trainings, workshops, seminars, QA services and conferences with the objective of promoting the internal audit profession within the business community. The UAE IAA has frequently been inviting leading speakers from across the world to share their experience and knowledge with business leaders and audit professionals within the UAE. We have also been fortunate enough to have some of the most respected business leaders that UAE has to offer, address our audience.
Website - https://www.iiauae.org/
UAE Shipping Association
The UAE Ship Owners Association (UAESOA) has been established to promote the interests of Ship Owners based in and operating from the UAE, whilst also providing a common platform for interaction within the rest of the Industry.
Like other Ship Owners Associations worldwide, the UAESOA will endeavour to be a focal point for the exchange of ideas between the Industry & the Authorities and to provide its professional opinion to the Industry on Industry related issues. If required and requested by the National Authorities, the Association shall provide competent marine advisors to support, assist and enhance UAE representation at various International Marine Forums and offer guidance to all on compliance with UAE laws, both marine and others and assist the authorities in promoting regulations for the benefit of all Members and the industry.
Website - http://www.uaesa.ae/
UITP (International Association of Public Transport)
On 17 August 1885, Europe’s 50 main tramway operators came together in Brussels to create the “Union Internationale de Tramways/Internationaler Permanenter Strassenbahn-Verein”. The association we know now as UITP (International Association of Public Transport) was thus born with 63 member companies from nine countries.
Over the years UITP has adapted its structure and broadened its focus to become more inclusive of the entire public transport sector. Deepening the dialogue between industry, transport companies and authorities, UITP allows the entire sustainable mobility sector to work together in a spirit of partnership within the association.
UITP has always been a knowledge hub, a place to collect and exchange best practices and benchmarks and now it is pooling its members’ collective strength and concentrating its energy on shaping the future and the exciting urban mobility challenges that lie ahead.
It has kept its position as the undisputed leader of the sector in setting the agenda, innovating and speaking with a united voice as the advocate for public transport and sustainable development worldwide.
Today UITP represents 1,400 member companies giving access to over 18,000 contacts from the fields of urban, local, regional and national mobility from more than 96 countries on all continents.
While UITP’s main office has always been located in Brussels, Belgium, over the last 15 years different regional divisions have been created worldwide, together with the establishment of 14 liaison and regional offices as well as two Centres for Transport Excellence.
Website - https://uitp-mena.com/
International Live Events Association
The International Live Events Association is the association for event industry professionals who are passionate about knowledge sharing, networking and event creativity. ILEA provides a platform of industry best practice in the creative event industry to connect and share ideas. Membership grants access to everything from a global network of 7000 event professionals, monthly educational and networking events to lobbying of government, addressing industry issues and a platform for professional promotion of yourself and your company.