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DE­CEM­BER 3-5 2nd In­ter­na­tional Oil and Gas Con­fer­ence Crowne Plaza Dubai oil-gas.madridge.com

The shar­ing of knowl­edge, re­search and in­for­ma­tion will be at the heart of this con­fer­ence, pro­vid­ing a plat­form for col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween schol­ars, sci­en­tists and aca­demics to boost the sec­tor as well as their busi­nesses. The three-day event will cover var­i­ous as­pects of the oil and gas sec­tor, and in­clude ple­nary lectures, key­notes and short cour­ses held by lead­ing ex­perts, as well as pre­sen­ta­tions of pa­pers.

DE­CEM­BER 10-12 MEBAA Show Dubai World Cen­tral air­show site mebaa.aero

The Mid­dle East’s fore­most busi­ness avi­a­tion plat­form re­turns to Dubai, bring­ing with it high qual­ity ac­cess to the mar­ket in a fo­cused and proac­tive en­vi­ron­ment. With a rep­u­ta­tion for first-rate net­work­ing and busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties, this year’s MEBAA Show will be look­ing to beat the 9,042 at­ten­dees from 99 coun­tries it at­tracted in 2016, as well as the 460 ex­hibitors and 45 air­craft on dis­play.

DE­CEM­BER 5-7 In­ter­na­tional Cof­fee and Tea Fes­ti­val Dubai In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre cof­feeteafest.com

En­com­pass­ing the world of cof­fee and tea – from prod­ucts and ser­vices to equip­ment, busi­ness de­vel­op­ment and more – this fes­ti­val cel­e­brates a fast-grow­ing in­dus­try and all it has to of­fer. As well as a long-list of ex­hibitors, the event will fea­ture train­ing cour­ses, com­pe­ti­tions, and ex­cel­lent net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. The whole value chain will be rep­re­sented, from grow­ers to hote­liers and con­nois­seurs.

DE­CEM­BER 11 Bank­ing and Fi­nance Congress 2018 Jumeirah Creek­side Ho­tel, Dubai idc.com/mea/events

This congress will be held un­der the sub­ti­tle ‘The fu­ture of cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence in fi­nance sec­tor – trans­form­ing the in­dus­try with dig­i­tal CX’. With the fi­nan­cial sec­tor be­ing re­de­fined by AI, au­to­ma­tion, blockchain and fin­tech, this gath­er­ing will seek to an­swer some of the in­dus­try’s most per­ti­nent ques­tions, bring­ing to­gether the bank­ing and fi­nan­cial ser­vices com­mu­nity to dis­cuss a range of top­ics.

DE­CEM­BER 10 The Mid­dle East Mom­preneur Fo­rum – Fi­nan­cial Free­dom Venue TBC mom­preneurs.me

Fol­low­ing its suc­cess­ful de­but event, the Mid­dle East Mom­preneur Fo­rum will tackle the topic of fi­nan­cial free­dom at its sec­ond in­stal­ment. The con­fer­ence will fea­ture a group of suc­cess­ful fe­male en­trepreneurs from the re­gion, dis­cussing top­ics in­clud­ing fundrais­ing for star­tups, cryp­tocur­rency, wealth man­age­ment, an­gel in­vest­ment, and more. As well as key­notes, pan­els and men­tor­ing ses­sions, the event will in­clude a pitch com­pe­ti­tion.

DE­CEM­BER 11-12 World Avi­a­tion Safety Sum­mit Roda Al Bustan, Dubai worl­davi­a­tion­safety.com

Hosted by the Gov­ern­ment of Dubai and Dubai Civil Avi­a­tion Au­thor­ity, this event will wel­come safety pro­fes­sion­als and se­nior lead­er­ship teams from air­lines, air­ports and avi­a­tion au­thor­i­ties around the Mid­dle East and wider world. A full agenda of speeches and panel dis­cus­sions will be com­ple­mented by a se­ries of work­shops across the two days, as well as a new ‘ex­pe­ri­ence zone’ and cen­tre of ex­cel­lence pro­gramme.

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