The Societal Impact
of Associations

9 - 10, December 2019
Venue: Sheikh Maktoum Hall – Dubai World Trade Centre


Speakers 2019

Alaa Al Boali

Managing Director, The Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA), UAE

Alexander Inchbald

Founding Partner, Creative Leadership Partners, Switzerland

Anaïs Rodriguez

Manager, Events, World Anti-Doping Agency, Canada

Barbara Ewals

Director for Partnerships, International Society of Geriatric Oncology, Thailand/Switzerland

Bertrand Derome

Managing Director, World Design Organization, Canada

Caroline Stockmann

CEO, Association of Corporate Treasurers, UK

Chloe Menhinik

Partner - Association Consulting, Gaining Edge, The Netherlands

David Macadam

CEO, The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres, UAE

David Oswald

Founder, DE Design + Environment Inc, Canada

Elissa Myers

Executive Director, Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), USA

Garance Choko

Founder & CEO, CODA Societies, USA

Garth Jordan

Senior Vice-President - Corporate Strategy, Healthcare Financial Management Association, USA

Geneviève Leclerc

CMP, CEO and Co-Founder, #Meet4Impact, Canada

Gregg H. Talley

CEO, Talley Management, USA

Guy Bigwood

Managing Director, Global Destination Sustainability Index, Spain

H.E. Hamad Buamim

President & CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, UAE

Hazel Jackson

CEO, Biz Group, UAE

H.E. Helal Al Marri

Director General, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing & Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

Jawad Jalal Abbassi


Jeffers Miruka

President, African Society of Association Executives, Kenya

Kai Troll

International Sport and Culture Association & AssociationWorld, Belgium

Liesl Zühlke

Former President, South Africa Heart Association, South Africa

Martijn Timmermans

Owner, Event Storyboard, The Netherlands

Martin Sirk

GAHP Advisor, The Netherlands

Mitch Dvorak

Executive Director, The International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS), USA

Dr. Muhammed Y. Idris

Principal Data Scientist/Fellow, TeraCrunch/Capria, Canada

Nikki Walker

Vice President Global Association Management & Consulting, MCI, UAE

Patricia V. Blake

Chair, American Society of Association Executives & CEO, Heart Rhythm Society, USA

Paul Weintraub

Vice President of Global Development & Support, BICSI, USA

Rania Laing

Vice-President, International Coach Federation UAE Chapter, UAE

Robert Hill

Head of Membership, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, UK

Dr. Samir Hamrouni

CEO, The World Free Zones Organization, UAE

Sébastien Turbot

CEO and Chief Curator at eko6, Canada

Senthil Gopinath

CEO, ICCA, The Netherlands

Shaun Vorster

Vice President of Programming, Expo 2020 Dubai, UAE

Tracy Bury

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT), UK

Trevor Stott-Briggs

Managing Director, Energy Institute, Middle East Branch, UAE