As the inaugural Middle East Event Show closed its doors on June 2, it is clear organisers IIR ME have created an event which looks set to add momentum to the burgeoning events industry in the region. It was great to be part of it and, with ShowGizmo confirmed as the official App for the 2012 event, we are delighted to have appointed agents to represent us in the Middle East to support our new clients there.
According to the GIBTM 2011 Research Report, the events industry in the Middle East region in general and the UAE in particular is poised for significant growth in the next few years. With the National convention Centre due to open in Quatar and work begun on a similar venue in Oman, some 65,000 of additional exhibition space is being added from these two venues alone and optimism is high amongst event producers, despite the pockets of political unrest which has impacted visitor arrivals in some parts of the region, balanced by a gains in others.
We look forward to being part of this growth and, through ShowGizmo, offering a technology platform that will help producers stage more and better events.