Wednesday June 15, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Host Contact -Kara Nelson

1201 Maryland Ave. SW,  Suite 900, Washington, DC 20024

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Theresa DeConinck
MCI Group 

Doing Business in the Middle East - Briefing, Panel Discussion, and Lunch 

The prosperity and progress of people dwelling beside the Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf of Arabia have been intertwined for more than 6,000 years. Through the centuries, trade and the presence of global powers have created a vast cultural and economic melting pot. Today, a shared heritage underpins massive flows of goods, investment and people. And a process of renewal and convergence is underway, as countries restore connections and rebuild historic strengths. The region known as The Middle East, North Africa (MENA) is composed of 17 countries, speaking 20 languages with a population of over 411,000,000.  The area is composed of some of the highest GDP's in the world. With the quest to diversify from the dependence on oil and gas reserves to fuel the economies, opportunities for UA associations are extensive.

If you are considering expanding more into this region or are already doing some business here, you will not want to miss our interactive session designed specifically for associations.

The agenda includes:

Introduction to the Middle East Region
Overview of the Region
Major Projects in the Region
Trends and Perspective of the Region
Industries in the Region
Focus on the UAE

Panel discussion with Associations doing business in the Region. Presentations by our sponsor- Emirates Airline.

Lunch A brief questionnaire is included in the registration to help us customize the content