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.